Coming up on the BIG show:
A buyer for Justice House- -if somebody can only figure out who the seller
And the notion of hayrides in a cemetery sounds too much like whistling
through the graveyard to some folks in Christiansburg.
Tonight in sports, the Indians and Mariners hook up in game six of the ALCS
Tech hopes to avoid another late defensive lapse at Rutgers this weekend.
And the Virginia Tech men's basketball team talks about being in the hotseat
and the national polls to start the season.
Another chilly evening ahead and things remain quiet through Thursday. You
fall weather details are just around the corner.
A Roanoke family may be the last hope for the troubled Justice House.
The Hasan (HASS-en) family, who owns the Community Grocery Store on Elm
Avenue is looking into purchasing the building.
Unfortunately, the family isn't sure who to buy it from-- and that issue
will have to be resolved before any other action can be taken.
According to the city, the Mennonite Board of Missions still owns the
But the church maintains it sold Justice House five years ago.
Nidal Hasan says his family is not that wealthy, but his relatives might be
able to afford the low- income apartment building with a loan.
Meanwhile, Roanoke Area Ministries and the Mennonites are urging Justice
House tenants to move out immediately.
RAM says it'll provide emergency financial assistance to anyone who wants to
Residents are divided on what to do.
IN Q=I'm moving out
((KARA KINCAID/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: I'M MOVING OUT CAUSE I GOT A BABY DO AND
I CAN'T AFFORD WHAT IF'S. IF THEY'RE GOING TO REMODEL IT OR IF THEY'RE GONNA
CLOSE IT DOWN... I FEEL UNSAFE HERE. ))
((LEE COE/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: BEFORE I CAME HERE I WAS HOMELESS. NOW I GOT
SOMETHING. I'M DOING SOMETHING FOR MYSELF. I'M WILLING TO GO AT ALL EXTENT TO
KEEP THIS PLACE UP. ))
SUPER=01-Kara Kincaid/Justice House Resident;
SUPER=01-Lee Coe/Justice House Resident; :14
OUT Q=keep this place up
Those residents who want to stay are planning a protest tonight outside
The H-C-M-F Corporation says it's surprised some employees took a contract
dispute to the streets this morning.
A dozen union workers picketed outside the company's Roanoke County
They work at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Big Stone Gap, an H-C-M-F
The employees are unhappy with the slow pace of contract talks, which began
early this year.
IN Q=I work on
((PAT HORTON/HERITAGE HALL EMPLOYEE: I WORK ON FULL TIME. I WORK ON SEVEN TO
THREE. I'VE BEEN THERE SINCE APRIL THE EIGHTH OF 94. I MAKE FOUR-FIFTY AN
HOUR AND IT'S HARD TO SUPPORT TWO CHILDREN ON FOUR-FIFTY.))
SUPER=01-Pat Horton/Heritage Hall Employee;
H-C-M-F says the union's actions are part of a corporate campaign to
pressure and coerce officers following nine months of negotiations.
The company says the union rejected the wage and benefit package it recently
The State Republican Party has taken aim at House Majority Leader Dick
Cranwell, but the Vinton Delegate says the G- O- P's latest missive misfired.
The pamphlet began appearing in mailboxes about a week ago.
It charges that Cranwell is hiding from a record only a liberal could love.
Cranwell says it is filled with falsehoods, claiming he voted against
legislation he actually voted FOR.
Cranwell says the pamphlet misrepresents his record on the death penalty,
welfare reform, and sentencing for firearm violations.
IN Q=This in my opinion
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: THIS, IN MY OPINION IS ONE OF THE MOST
INCOMPETENTLY PUT TOGETHER MAIL PIECES IN 20- SOME YEARS I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN
THE POLITICAL PROCESS, OR IT IS THE MOST VICIOUS AND INSIDIOUS ATTEMPT TO
MISLEAD VOTERS THAT I HAVE SEEN.))
OUT Q=that I have seen.
Challenger Trixie Averill was unavailable this afternoon, but her campaign
manager says the basic argument of the mailing is valid.
He says Cranwell voted against amendments by republican lawmakers and the
governor that would have resulted in stronger legislation.
The pamphlet features a photo of Averill with Governor Allen, but the piece
was authorized by the state republican party and mailed from Richmond.
A Fall fun day at a Christiansburg cemetery has spooked some people with
loved ones buried there.
Roselawn Memorial Gardens is hosting a day of free pumpkin decorating,
hayrides, games and refreshments this Saturday.
In a telephone interview, the manager said the event is intended as a Fall
celebration to teach children they have nothing to fear at cemeteries.
But some people say the graveyard is no place for frolic.
((DOROTHY SOWERS: IF I WANTED MY DAUGHTER TO LEARN ABOUT LIFE AND DEATH I COULD
TEACH HER THAT MYSELF, WITHOUT HER BEING IN A HAYWAGON. ))
((NANCY THOMPSON: IF I WANT TO GO OUT THERE THIS WEEKEND TO VISIT MY DAD, I
DON'T WANT TO RUN IN THERE AND SEE A LOT OF HAYRIDES GOING AROUND THE AREA
WHERE MY DAD'S BURIED.))
OUT Q=my dad's buried.
Manager Terri Welch says the hayrides will be confined to the roads through
And the other festivities will take place in an UN-developed part of the
Welch says her company, the Lowen Group, owns three- hundred cemeteries
nationwide, and has sponsored similar events at each one with good response.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Just ahead: New facilities in Franklin County to benefit the body and the
mind, we'll tell you those plans,
and find out why a family- owned business in the New River Valley prides itself
on being the little kid on the block.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Radford University's Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced his
SUPER=03-Radford/June 20, 1994;
Charles Owens notified president Douglas Covington in writing that he'll
leave his post at the end of next June to pursue private business interests.
Owens has been an administrator and tenured chemistry professor at Radford
since 19- 89.
Last year he served as acting president.
Covington says he'll notify the Board of Visitors at its meeting tomorrow of
plans to seek Owens' successor.
Cave Spring High School students are moving closer to getting a new place
The Roanoke County School Board held a work session today.
Board members got background information about recommendations for
southwest county schools-- recommendations from both consultants and community
IN Q=I think it's
((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY
THAT WE'RE BEYOND BRAINSTORMING NOW. WE'RE LOOKING-- WHEN YOU BRAINSTORM,
YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE-- WE'RE TRYING TO NARROW THE FOCUS DOWN TO
WHAT CAN WE DO AND WHEN DO WE DO IT. ))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Superintendent;
OUT Q=do we do it
On the front burner-- whether to build a new high school on this property
across from Penn Forest Elementary.
But official say it's still too early to call a new Cave Spring High School
a done deal.
IN Q=the board will
((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: THE BOARD WILL HAVE TO
MAKE THAT DECISION AND THEN ULTIMATELY, OF COURSE, THEY HAVE TO SEEK THE
SANCTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WHO HAVE TO PROVIDE THE FUNDING. SO,
WE'RE STILL REALLY TWO OR THREE IMPORTANT STEPS FROM SAYING WE'RE READY TO
BUILD A HIGH SCHOOL. ))
OUT Q=a high school
Gordon says today's work session helped prepare the school board for
Monday's official meeting-- when they'll hear a more formal presentation of the
Explore Park's new education director hopes history can come to life through
exciting education programs.
Today was Mark Shanks', second day on the job.
He specializes in performing interpretations of historical characters and
10 50 18 00 - 10 50 44 00
IN Q=I've done a great
((MARK SHANKS/EXPLORE PARK EDUCATION DIRECTOR: I'VE DONE A GREAT AMOUNT OF
CLASSROOM OUTREACH, WHERE I'D GO IN CHARACTER FROM ELIZABETHAN EXPLORERS TO
19TH CENTURY SCHOOL MASTERS TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY INVENTORS. I WOULD MAKE
THESE HISTORICAL CHARACTERS LIVE AND MAKE HISTORICAL IDEAS SENSIBLE TO MODERN
SUPER=01-Mark Shanks/Explore Park Education Director;
OUT Q=to modern students.
Shanks says there is a market for living history exhibits and education and
Explore can claim more of that in time.
10 50 59 00 - 10 51 14 00
IN Q=People are willing to pay
((MARK SHANKS/EXPLORE PARK EDUCATION DIRECTOR: PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO PAY.
WILLIAMSBURG SEEMS TO DO IT. I THINK EXPLORE CAN BE MENTIONED RIGHT AFTER
WILLIAMSBURG AS THE ATTRACTIONS. THE PLACES TO GO TO SEE HISTORY IN
OUT Q=history in Virginia.
Explore Park expects to top last year's attendance this season. Last
Saturday was Explore's busiest day yet, with more than 700 people visiting the
A company from Maine plans to build a food and drug superstore in Danville.
The announcement from Hannaford Brothers signals a growing surge of Fortune
500 supermarkets into Virginia.
But in a world of supermarket giants, Wades family- owned grocery in the New
River Valley refuses to be dwarfed.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=It used to take
SUPER=01-Greg Wade/Buying & Advertising Director; :00
SUPER=01-Susan Mathena/Customer; :22 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Lula Slusher/Customer; :25
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((GREG WADE/BUYING & ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: IT USED TO TAKE TWO DAYS TO GET TO
ROANOKE BY HORSE AND BUGGY TO BUY GROCERIES ON THE MARKET TO BRING THEM BACK TO
SELL IN FLOYD. ))
That's how it started in the 1930's, when Greg Wade's grandfather opened the
Alum Ridge Grocery.
By the '50's, the family had opened the first Wade's in Christiansburg, and
started building a clientele with loyalty that spans generations.
((QUESTION: AND YOU'VE ALWAYS COME HERE, TOO?
ANSWER: YES, SINCE I WAS LITTLE, WITH MY MOM AND MY GRANDPARENTS TOO. ))
((LULA SLUSHER/CUSTOMER: I'VE BEEN SHOPPING HERE FOR 40-SOME YEARS. ))
((AND I JUST, I JUST LIKE TRADING HERE. THEY'RE GOOD PEOPLE.))
As the bigger chains have moved in, that loyalty has enabled Wade's to not
only survive, but thrive. It now has six stores in the New River Valley.
suOne of the advantages to being small is that management can make decisions
quickly on a local basis, rather than going through a corporate headquarters.
That's something the so- called "big boys" can't do.su
((IF IT'S NOT AUTHORIZED FROM THEIR HEADQUARTERS THEY CAN'T BUY IT, PERIOD. ))
Wade's efforts to buy locally is part of its secret to customer loyalty.
((ANY OPPORTUNITY, SOMEBODY COMES IN, IF THEY'VE GOT APPLES OR SOMETHING THAT
THEY'VE GROWN, WE'LL TRY TO BUY FROM THEM. ))
Despite the success, Wades is treading cautiously. A seventh store is going
up in Radford, but the company is marketing a lot where it planned to build in
Christiansburg, now that a super Wal- Mart with a grocery is moving in across
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
As the blue- chips and hi- techs advance, trading on the big board was heavy
Nasdaq was up 17 points.
The Dow rose 11- and- a- half points, closing at 47- hundred- 95.
Rocky Mount residents will be seeing some changes to their community in the
next two years.
And Franklin County officials are hoping the changes will benefit everyone.
Scott Prince explains.
IN Q=This grassy lot
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jay Strickler/Franklin Co. Public Schools; :20
SUPER=19-Scott Prince; :45
SUPER=01-Russ Merritt/Franklin Co. Family YMCA; 1:03
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7
(( This wooded lot in Rocky Mount doesn't look like much, but sometimes looks
can be deceiving.
In 1997, this area right off North Main Street will be transformed into the
Rocky Mount Office-Technology Park... one of the chief tenants will be the
Franklin County Board of Education and its Center for Applied Technology and
IN Q=There are eight
((JAY STRICKLER/FRANKLIN CO. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: THERE ARE EIGHT MODULES WHICH ARE
SET UP AROUND CAREERS. WE WANT THEM TO EXPERIENCE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN
THOSE AREAS AND TO COME AWAY WITH SOME IDEAS ABOUT WHAT POSSIBLY THEY WOULD BE
INTERESTED IN IN THE FUTURE. ))
OUT Q=IN THE FUTURE
Right now middle school students can take a class in a technology lab.
The new facility will give eighth and ninth graders an opportunity for at
least one entire semester exploring a career path.
But the new technology center won't be standing alone out here. Just a few
hundred yards away, the Franklin County YMCA will set up shop.
But Y officials say they still have a way to go.
They've already collected more than a million dollars in donations, but
they'll need 4-million dollars in order to get things going.
IN Q=In the springtime
((RUSS MERRITT/FRANKLIN CO. FAMILY YMCA: IN THE SPRINGTIME WE'LL BE OPENING UP
THE CAMPAIGN TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. WE'D LIKE TO HAVE EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN
FRANKLIN COUNTY MAKING THEIR INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE THROUGH SUPPORT OF THE
OUT Q=support of the ymca
The Y will be home to dozens of programs and sports activities, and more
than 13-hundred Franklin County residents have already signed up.
Both facilities plan to be up and running by mid 1997.
Construction on the technology center should begin in the spring.
YMCA officials hope to start building next summer.
Scott Prince, News 7.))
Coming up tonight in sports, the Hokies talk about the start of their big Big
East stretch of games to close the season.
We'll hear from a Hokie who was at the Million man march yesterday.
And Randy Johnson is poised and ready to mow down the Indians tonight and
even the American League championship series at 3- games apiece.
The Cleveland Indians can wrap up the American League pennant tonight with a
win over the Mariners in Seattle.
The Indians will send game on loser Dennis Martinez to the mound to face six
foot ten inch Randy Johnson.
IN Q="I don't...
((RANDY JOHNSON/SEATTLE STARTER TONIGHT:))
((DENNIS MARTINEZ/CLEVELAND STARTER TONIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Randy Johnson/Seattle Starter Tonight; :00
SUPER=01-Dennis Martinez/Cleveland Starter Tonight; :14
OUT Q=...IN BASEBALL."
The Virginia Tech men's basketball team is in its first full week of
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday Night; :00
The defending NIT champs, who set a school record for victories with 25 last
season, are a consensus top 25 preseason pick this Fall.
And with every starter back from last year along with a cast of talented
newcomers the Hokies are finally back in the national spotlight.
IN Q="Well, this...
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Va. Tech Forward; :26
OUT Q=...hokies can play."
After opening the season with back to back loses at home, The Virginia
Hokies have won four straight games.
but as Roy Stanley reports, the next four Big East games beginning with
Rutgers this week will be the key to the Hokies season.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs. Akron; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :21
SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/1992; :49
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Tech Center; :57
SUPER=01-Torrian Gray/Tech Rover; 1:09
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
((Last Saturday at Lane Stadium against Akron, The tech offense put on a record
setting performance in front of a home coming crowd.
The Hokies rushed for 453 yards, second highest single game total in Big
And the 9 point two yard rushing average is the best ever in the
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
((While the record setting win against Akron was sweet, The Hokies have little
time to enjoy the victory.
Tech is preparing for 4 straight conference games beginning this Saturday
on the road at Rutgers.
The Scarlet Knights have owned the Hokies in New Jersey outscoring tech 62
to 7 in the fourth quarter.))
((BILLY CONATY/TECH CENTER: ))
((TORRIAN GRAY/TECH ROVER: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
At least one Virginia Tech Football player was excused from practice
SS=Million Dollar March
To attend the Million Man March in Washington D.C.
Defensive end Lawrence Lewis was among the hundred of thousands who
attended the march.
Lewis, who's from Hampton, has seen large crowds before but none like the
one he was with yesterday in front of the Nations Capital.
IN Q="You get
((LAWRENCE LEWIS/TECH DEFENSIVE END: ))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Lewis/Tech Defensive End; :00
OUT Q=......our world."
Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy is out of surgery after undergoing what
his doctors are calling a very successful prostate cancer operation.
The 70- year- old Levy, who coached at William & Mary from 1964- 1968, is
listed in good condition and resting comfortably.
In fact he has a realistic chance of being back on the sidelines for the
Bills' November 12th game against Atlanta.
(toss to Jean)
Some Clifton Forge residents say teenagers in their city are out of control
and they want something done about it.
Tonight the city holds a public hearing to consider a curfew ordinance.
The proposed ordinance would fine parents whose kids are out after hours.
--In Bedford County, they're wondering who's going to replace retiring
Bedford County sheriff Carl Wells.
The five candidates for the county's top law enforcement job will attend a
political forum tonight at the Bedford Middle School.
Those stories, tonight at 11.
The interim commonwealth's attorney and his opponent will also be there.