Up next on News 7 at eleven-
The Million Man March ends- with Louis Farrakhan calling for racial unity.
Hurricane Roxanne claims an American life.
Plus the Roanoke Symphony opens tonight.
Robin Reed says expect the coldest night of the season tonight. He'll have
News 7 is next.
It is called the Million Man March, but U-S Park officials say only about
400 thousand people showed up-
Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan called on black men to end racism
and cleanse black communities of crime.
Hurricane Roxanne has claimed an American life.
Three people in all are dead, and 23 others missing when a barge sank in
Campeche Bay, Mexico.
Former WDBJ News Anchor Rick Mosher has died.
Mosher spent nine years at News 7. Mosher was 42.
Join us for News at eleven.
It's called the Million Man March but U-S Park officials estimate only
about 400 thousand people turned out for the event.
Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farakkhan led the rally-
As Regina Blakely reports, he called on black men to unite against
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SUPER=01-Louis Farrakhan/Nation of Islam Leader;
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News;
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((They ended their march by taking a pledge...
NATSOUND OF PLEDGE
To live thier lives without violence..without alcohol.. without
The crowd filled 12 blocks of the capitol mall..stretching from
the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
They listened to black leaders... including black women.. Rosa Parks.. Maya
While the gathered together in Washington. In Austin President Clinton said
both races must understand each others fears and pain but he did not have kind
words for the man who called the march.. Nation of Islam Leader Louis
Farrakhan had words for the President.
REV. LOUIS FARRAKHAN/MARCH ORGANIZER:
Because of their feelings for Farrakhan... many left during his
2 and a half hour remarks... but many seemed to have found what they came here
And as the marchers left for home everyone seemed grateful for how the day had
good bye good bye...
STANDUP REGINA BLAKELY/WASHINGTON: ORGANIZERS KNOW THE REAL SUCCESS OF THE
MARCH CAN ONLY BE MEASURED IN TIME.. WHETHER THE MESSAGES HERE WILL BE
TRANSLATED INTO ACTION BACK HOME. REGINA BLAKELY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
Today's march prompted an emotional response from one local resident-- who
says racism is still very much alive.
IN Q=America in the
((EVELYN BETHEL/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: AMERICA IS THE LAND OF THE FREE FOR THOSE
WHO ARE OF A DIFFERENT COMPLEXION. LET'S BRING IT DOWN TO OUR DAILY LIVES AND
REPRESENT ALL OF THE PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Gainsboro Resident;
OUT Q=all of the people
Bethel spoke out at today's Roanoke City Council meeting.
The march also prompted Mayor Bowers to criticize all forms of
IN Q=I don't think
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT ROANOKE
IS RESOLVED TO RESPECT ALL INDIVIDUALS OF ANY RACE, OF ANY SEX, OF ANY CREED,
OF ANY COLOR. ))
SUPER=01-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor;
OUT Q=of any color
Bowers suggested the city manager re- activate the community relations
task force to address racial concerns.
A 26-year old man will serve thirty days in jail for causing a car crash
The accident injured a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy.
When police tried to pull over Matthew Scott Foster for running a red
light, he led them on a chase at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
When two sheriff's deputies finally tried to stop Foster with a rolling
road block, he rammed his car into the back of Deputy Dale Hall's cruiser.
Hall injured his back in the collision and was unable to work for a month.
Today the judge suspended Foster's license for a year and fined him 15
He will have to serve 30 days of a six month jail sentence.
Promising economic news for Danville.
A major supermarket chain is coming to the city.
Teresa Hamilton reports, the move is expected to bring up to 150 news jobs
IN Q=The company
SUPER=01-E. Linwood Wright/Danville Vice Mayor; :24
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
((The company in question is Hannaford Brothers of Maine.
After months of negotiations, company officials have finalized plans to
build a 54- thousand square foot Food and Drug Superstore adjacent to Piedmont
The Company purchased the eleven acre site, behind Rock O'la Cafe.
Danville's Vice Mayor says a move like this often has a multiplying affect.
IN Q=It's hard
((E. LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: IT'S HARD TO PUT A NUMBER ON IT BUT
HOPEFULLY IF THIS IS AN ATTRACTIVE RETAILER , AN UNUSUAL RETAILER, IT WILL
BRING NEW CUSTOMERS INTO THE CITY AND MAYBE EVEN MAKE FOLKS WHO LIVE IN THE
CITY TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE MONEY. ))
OUT Q=more money.
Hannaford Brothers is a Fortune 500- company that's making its mark in
Virginia and North Carolina.
The company recently acquired nine grocery stores in the Richmond area.
Hannaford is perhaps best known for high quality seafood, meats and
produce-- that's often purchased from local farmers.
Hannaford began as a fruit and vegetable shop in Portland, Maine back in
1883. Today the company has grown to include at least 118- stores along the
Hannaford hopes to open by next fall. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))
A Wythe County plastic film maker is moving ahead with plans to more than
double its work force.
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Klockner Pentaplast is building an addition at its Rural Retreat plant.
Construction should begin sometime next year.
The company expects to hire up to 100 new workers over the next several
Klockner had hoped to start on the addition months ago, but only recently
reached an agreement with Wythe County on tool and machinery taxes.
The county lowered the rate so Klockner will not pay a dis-proportionate
share once it brings in 20 million dollars of new machinery and equipment.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When we return, Hurricane Roxanne turns deadly.
A pair of Montgomery County residents survive a brush with a train,
and an explosion at a Pennsylvania oil refinery claims three lives.
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Hurricane Roxanne has claimed three lives in Mexico- one an American.
23 others are still missing.
The dead were aboard a barge that sank last night in stormy seas in
Mexico's Bay of Campeche. (Cam-PEACH-chee.)
The pipe laying barge went down in heavy seas whipped up by the storm.
There were 245 people aboard, but most were rescued.
In all 30 Americans were on the barge. It's unclear if any of them are
among the missing.
Crews have found three bodies after an explosion at a Pennzoil refinery in
Authorities say four other people were injured-
A company spokesman says tanks of solvent and fuel oil ignited.
Billowing black smoke could be seen for miles.
About 200 people work in the refinery, but the company says it's not yet
sure how many people were in the
plant when the fire broke out.
A collision between a train and a pick up truck in Montgomery County injured
It happened just before 4:30 this afternoon in Elliston.
The conductor told police the truck's driver, Tommy Lee Wheeler of Elliston,
was apparently not paying attention.
The conductor says he blew the whistle, but Wheeler did not heed his
The train struck the side of the truck bed. Wheeler told police he never
saw the train.
Wheeler and a passenger, Brenda Dowdy of Blacksburg, were both taken to
Montgomery Regional Hospital where they were treated and released.
Those watching the debate over Medicaid and Medicare reform caution
Governors crying about federal control to be careful what they ask for.
Virginia Commonwealth University analyst Bob Hurley says Governor Allen can
expect to take over the programs, without enough money.
IN Q=Will we be
((WILL WE BE BETTER OFF ONCE THAT HAS COME TO THEM? IT'S VERY HARD TO TELL.
AND I THINK... )) 06:11:44((THE AMOUNT OF VARIATION, THE EXTENT TO WHICH
STATES WILL DEVIATE FROM THE WAY THEY'VE BEEN DOING THINGS IN THE PAST UNDER A
FEDERAL PROGRAM IS CAUSE FOR SOME CONCERN.))
SUPER=01-Bob Hurley/VCU Health Policy Expert;
OUT Q=some concern.
Hurley says he's surprised that Medicaid and Medicare reform has NOT been a
bigger issue in the General Assembly campaigns.
He says lawmakers will have to decide very soon how much help they want to
give the elderly with nursing home and medical care.
A man who anchored this newscast in the late 80's and early 90's died last
Rick Mosher had spent nine years with us, starting out as the first anchor
for W-D-B-J's noon news.
He had already had a successful career in radio... in Roanoke, and West
Mosher left here in 1992, as the ELEVEN O'clock anchor.
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IN Q=I think sometimes
((RICK MOSHER/FORMER NEWS 7 ANCHOR: I THINK SOMETIMES VIEWERS OVERESTIMATE THE
IMPORTANCE OF AN ANCHOR, AND I'VE GOT A TEAM BEHIND ME.))
OUT Q=team behind me.
He never took himself too seriously.
After nine years on the air here, Rick went to Washington, D.C. where he
worked in public relations.
He was a spokesman for the Whitman- Walker Clinic.
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Rick Mosher died last Monday from complications associated with AIDS- He
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Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says taking on the Republicans this November
feels a little like David versus Goliath, but he says he has his slingshot
Beyer's remarks came at tonight's opening of the Democratic headquarters in
General Assembly candidates Gil Cobbs, Barbara Coleman and Joyce Glaise
(glaze) were on hand.
Beyer says this fall's elections are a referendum on what he calls Governor
George Allen's "radical agenda".
IN Q=What we got
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WHAT WE GOT WAS THIS VERY IDEOLOGICAL REVOLUTION TRYING
TO COME TO VIRGINIA. I DON'T THINK THE VIRGINIA PEOPLE WANTED IT AT ALL, THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY REJECTED IT EMPHATICALLY LAST YEAR, BUT IF THE GOVERNOR GETS
PEOPLE THAT ARE COMPLETELY LOYAL TO HIM, HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS.))
OUT Q=do what he wants.
Beyer says Republicans can outspend but will never outwork the Democrats in
State code may have been violated by Halifax County's Commonwealth's
attorney in his bid for re-election.
John Greenbacker admits he used the seal on a letter sent to local voters.
Officials with the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office say it's
considered misconduct to do so for non- governmental reasons.
Deputy Secretary Georgia Root hasn't seen the letter, but says once she
does she'll notify Greenbacker by letter.
Repeat offenders could be fined or sentenced to jail.
Greenbacker says he's not entirely convinced the reproduction violated the
But he says he won't use it again in his campaign.
In honor of World Food Day, Virginia foodbanks were promised some sweet
First Lady Susan Allen put away some calories for a good cause- asking
Virginia restaurants to donate dessert profits to foodbanks this month.
IN Q=There's 30- million
((CAROLYN DAVIDSON/CENTRAL VA. FOODBANK: THERE'S 30- MILLION PEOPLE HUNGRY IN
AMERICA EVERY DAY. AND HALF OF THOSE ARE CHILDREN. THAT'S WHAT THE LATEST
SURVEYS ARE SAYING. IN VIRGINIA THAT TRANSLATES TO ABOUT ONE IN SEVEN CHILDREN
ARE AT RISK. AND WE'RE DISTRIBUTING THE FEDERATION OF VIRGINIA FOODBANKS
DISTRIBUTE OVER A MILLION MEALS EVERY MONTH.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Davidson/Central Va. Foodbank;
OUT Q=every month.
Restaurants that want to give some "sweet relief" should call their local
Big injury news in the NFL tonight as three stars go down for four weeks
Marv Levy prepares for cancer surgery tomorrow.
And Steve Mason checks in from UVa right after we check out tonight's
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The Salem Lady Spartans ventured out of the Blue Ridge District last night,
to host the defending double-A state champions, R.E. Lee of Staunton.
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First year head coach Joe O'Donnell's Lee Ladies have struggled this season
after losing 5 starters to graduation. Last night the trend continued.
Salem got off to a quick start behind Shelley Johnson, who knocks down the
jumper and becomes only the fourth player in Spartan history to reach the 1,000
Johnson was given the game ball by coach Dee Wright and she immediately
headed cross court to let her parents take care of the prized possesion while
she continued to play.
Johnson got some help from her supporting cast. Sara Palmer knocks down the
jumper and Salem led it by fifteen after a quarter.
Lee tried to stay close. Lesley Mader penetrates and gets the bounce on the
short jumper. But this one was all
Salem. The Spartans win it 64 to 47.
In other action last night, Narrows beat Pocahontas 67-to-39.
The Green Wave is now 13-and-oh and off to the best start in school history.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young will be out of action for the
His bad back and shoulder will force him to miss his first start in 55 games.
IN Q="i was shocked...
((STEVE YOUNG/OUT FOR FOUR WEEKS:I WAS SHOCKED TO HERE HOW LONG THE DOCTOR FELT
LIKE I WOULD BE OUT, BUT YOU KNOW I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH THIS AND HE DOES.
SO, WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GO WITH THAT. I FEEL THAT IT WAS THE LAST HIT RIGHT
BEFORE THE END OF THE GAME THAT REALLY DID THE DAMAGE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Young/Out For Four Weeks; :00
OUT Q=...THE DAMAGE."
Elvis Grbak will take his place and make his first start Sunday against the
The Miami Dolphins have lost All-Pro tight end Eric Green indefinitely with
torn knee cartilage.
He injured it Sunday, but had no idea it was hurt.
IN Q="We didn't...
((DON SHULA/MIAMI DOLPHINS HEAD COACH:WE DIDN'T REALIZE ANYTHING AFTER THE GAME
AND I GUESS THIS MORNING HE HAD A LOT OF SWELLING. HE CAME IN AND THEY SENT HIM
FOR FOR THE MRI AND THE TORN CARTILAGE SHOWED UP ON THE MRI.))
SUPER=01-Don Shula/Miami Dolphins Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...ON THE MRI.(2)
The Redskins weren't spared the injury axe either as wide receiver Michael
Westbrook is now out for 4 weeks.
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The team's number one draft pick injured his knee Sunday against the
Cardinals and today an MRI exam revealed that he has a sprained medial
The Buffalo BIlls will also be without head coach Marv Levy for at least
The 70-year old coach announced today that he has prostate cancer and will
undergo surgery tomorrow morning.
IN Q="The suspicion...
((MARV LEVY/BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Marv Levy/Buffalo Bills Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...not on me!
The American League CHampionship series resumes tonight in Seattle with the
Indians hoping to clinch the pennant with a win over Seattle.
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Last night the Indians worked out in the Kingdome limbering up their bats
under the watchful of hitting instructor, Charlie Manuel, the former Parry
The Indians lead the series 3 games to 2, but must face Randy Johnson
Still to come Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville
And hall of famer Art Donovan drops into Roanoke for the United Way.
We'll hear what he thinks about Deion when we come back.
The Virginia Cavaliers are all set to step out of district this weekend as
they take Texas in a top 20 showdown.
Steve Mason has more from Scott Stadium.
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SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Football Coach; :11
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Past Saturday; :24
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/185 Yards Rushing vs. Duke; :41
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/4 Touchdowns Passes Saturday; 1:10
OUT Q=....News 7 sports
((George Welsh seemed to be in a Texas state of mind, but the UVa coach
quickly put to rest any connection between his western wear and his teams game
this weekend with the Longhorns.
GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: WELL I DON'T HAVE ANY COWBOY BOOTS, SO I
WON'T WEAR THOSE. I'M NOR READY YET, WE DON'T WANT TO BE READY TODAY OR READY
THURSDAY, WE WANT TO BE READY SATURDAY. THIS SHIRT IS BECAUSE ITS COOLER
TODAY. I WANT TO BE WARM
Welsh's usually calm, cool and collected Cavaliers stepped a little bit
out of character Saturday, down 21 to 3 in the 2nd quarter, the Cavs came back
to win. and they sight an emotional charge as the reason for their win over
TIKI BARBER/185 YARDS RUSHING VS. DUKE: OH ITS NIGHT AND DAY HOW EMOTION
EFFECTS YOUR PERFORMANCE. WE CAME OUT FLAT IN THE FIRST HALF, AND THEY JUMPED
ON US, BUT IN THE SECOND HALF WE CAME OUT EMOTIONALLY CHARGED. WE WERE ABLE TO
DOMINATE THEM IN THE SECOND HALF, AND THEY ONLY SCORED ONE TOUCHDOWN, AND WE
SCORED 4 OR 5 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. EMOTION PLAYS A LOT IN THE GAME
UVa quarterback Mike Groh set a new Virginia single game passing record
with 346 yards. Which eclipses Shawn Moore's 344 yard outing against Ga. Tech
MIKE GROH/4TOUCHDOWN PASSES SATURDAY: WHEN YOU LOOK UP RECORDS YOU SEE MY
NAME UP THERE WITH SHAWN'S. HE'S A GREAT PLAYER, I'M NOT TRYING TO COMPARE
MYSELF TO HIM, HE DID SOME OUTSTANDING THINGS HERE. ITS JUST NICE TO BE
MENTIONED IN THE SAME COMPANY AS SHAWN MOORE.
Welsh will give his Cavaliers one day of practice this week right here on
UVa's artificial surface. Of course the same turf in at the Longhorn's
Memorial Stadium. Theses 2 schools have met only one time before, and that was
in 1977, the Longhorns crushed UVa 68 to nothing, leading the charge that day
was Earl Campbell, who everybody knows is a NFL Hall of Famer. Game time
Saturday is scheduled for 1pm. In Charlottesville, Steve Mason, News 7
The United Way of Roanoke Valley celebrated the halftime of this year's
FIVE-million dollar fund drive today with an old fashioned tailgate party at
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00
Campaign chairman Ben Jenkins announced that over two and half million
dollars has been raised toward the goal so far.
Those in attendance were also treated to the politically incorrect story-
telling and commentary of former NFL hall of famer Art Donovan.
SUPER=03-Roanoke - 1961/40th Anniversary Archives;
Donovan played with the Colts for 12 years and even played in an exhibition
game at Victory stadium in 1961 against the Steelers.
This afternoon he had this to say about Deion Sanders and the rest of Doins'
in Big Dallas.
IN Q="I think the owner...
((ART DONOVAN/NFL HALL OF FAMER:))
SUPER=01-Art Donovan/NFL Hall of Famer; :00
OUT Q=...PLAY FOOTBALL, HUH!"
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, air travelers could have a few more options
out of Roanoke,
and we'll see how the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra welcomes its first conductor
MUSIC UP FULL
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People traveling to and from Roanoke will have a new option- another major
airline will fly in and out of Roanoke.
Continental Express, whose parent company is Continental Airlines, will take
off from Roanoke starting January eighth.
Four non- stop- flights between the Star City and Newark, New Jersey will be
offered, giving Southwest Virginians a few more options when it comes to
IN Q=We're excited
((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THE FIFTH
NEW CARRIER. IT CERTAINLY MEANS ADDITIONAL COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE,
BETTER BALANCE OF SERVICE AND THE ADDITION OF YET ANOTHER AIRLINE HUB-- WHICH
MEANS EVEN MORE CONNECTING POSSIBILITIES AND BETTER SERVICE OUT OF ROANOKE. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
OUT Q=out of Roanoke
But the airline didn't focus solely on Roanoke.
Starting in December, Continental will offer non- stop van service from
Danville to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
The harmonic sounds of violins, cellos, and a host of other instruments
filled the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium tonight.
(NAT SOUND OF MUSIC)
It was the audition performance for one candidate hoping to become the next
conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
David Wiley is one of five candidates for the position.
IN Q=It's a wonderful
((DAVID WILEY/CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: IT'S A
WONDERFUL GROUP OF MUSICIANS AND THEY'RE REALLY DEDICATED TO WHAT THEY DO AND
COMMITTED TO DOING GOOD PERFORMANCES AND IT'S REALLY BEEN A PLEASURE. THEY'VE
BEEN VERY GENEROUS, KIND, AND FRIENDLY, AND HAVE REALLY, I THINK, PLAYED THEIR
HEARTS OUT. ))
((JIM GLAZEBROOK/VIOLINIST: HE'S A VERY MUSICAL GUY, AND HE HAS AN EXCELLENT
AND VERY EXPRESSION TECHNIQUES. I THINK MOST OF THE AUDIENCE WOULD AGREE WITH
ME THAT HE LOOKS LIKE THE MUSIC WHEN HE'S DOING IT. ))
SUPER=01-David Wiley/RSO Conductor Candidate;
OUT Q=when he's doing it
Glazebrook says Wiley is an excellent first candidate-- and says the other
musicians were also excited to work with him.
Meantime, Wiley says if he does become the orchestra's next conductor--
he'll work to bring his love of music to the greater Roanoke community.