Coming up on news seven at 11, Republicans
are celebrating after their late hour passing of the new balanced budget plan.
But the president is not happy.
The Cold War came to a symbolic end today as a Russian official blows up a
U-S missile silo.
And thousands of visitors made their way to the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
News seven at eleven is next.
Family and friends at Fort Bragg, North Carolina are still trying to make
sense of yesterday's early morning-sniper attack.
One soldier was killed and 20 others wounded.
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;
The soldier killed was Major Steve Badger.
He leaves behind eight children.
He recently married Diane just two years ago.
She says he was a good husband and leader.
IN Q=Dedicated, loving
((DIANE BADGER/VICTIM'S WIFE: DEDICATED, LOVING, CARING, WONDERFUL HUSBAND--
SUPER DAD. AS FAR AS HIS WORK GOES HE LOVED HIS MEN. LOVED THE PEOPLE HE
WORKED WITH. IT WASN'T A JOB IT WAS A CALLING.))
SUPER=01-Diane Badger/Victim's Wife;
OUT Q=was a calling.
Meantime, some soldiers are concerned for their safety.
IN Q=It just makes
((SPEC. JASON GRAPE/FORT BRAGG SOLDIER: IT JUST MAKES ME REALIZE THAT ANYTHING
CAN HAPPEN AT ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. I'M SCARED TO GO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE BUT I
STILL HAVE TO LIVE.))
SUPER=01-Spec. Jason Grape/Fort Bragg Soldier;
OUT Q=have to live.
Authorities are now saying a fellow sergeant is a suspect in the shooting.
He is described as a loner who rarely smiled.
In Danville, two residents have found a partially decomposed body in a
wooded area off Piney Forest Road.
They found it around five O'Clock.
Police are investigating and have NOT determined the cause of death.
The body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
The head of the radical Islamic Jihad reportedly has been shot to death on
the island of Malta.
Israel radio says Palestinian sources are blaming Israel.
Witnesses say he was shot by a gunman on a motorcycle.
Israeli radio says the man was Jihad leader, Dr. Fathi Shakaki, head of the
And other reports say Syria officials are accusing Israel's intelligence
agency of carrying out the killing.
In a giant step for Republicans, the Senate has approved a balanced-budget
It would clamp down on social spending, cut taxes and remake government in a
more conservative way.
Today, House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at a town hall meeting in Roswell,
Gingrich talked about the Senate's passage of the budget late last night
which outlines the requirements for a balanced budget and the protection of
IN Q=We could have
((NEWT GINGRICH/HOUSE SPEAKER: WE COULD HAVE PASSED A BANDAGE JUST TO GET
THROUGH THE NEXT ELECTIONS AND SAID WELL THAT'S THE MOST WE COULD DO BUT
RE-ELECT US. WE CONSCIOUSLY SET OUT TO CREATE A SOLUTION FOR A GENERATION.))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/House Speaker;
OUT Q=for a generation.
In a radio address President Clinton accuses Republicans of using blackmail
tactics to ram their plan through Congress.
IN Q=I will not
((PRESIDENT CLINTON: I WILL NOT LET ANYONE HOLD HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, OR THE
ENVIRONMENT HOSTAGE. IF THEY SEND ME A BUDGET BILL THAT SAYS SIMPLY TAKE OUR
CUTS OR WE'LL LET THE COUNTRY GO INTO DEFAULT I WILL STILL VETO IT.))
OUT Q=still veto it.
Gingrich and Senator Bob Dole say they are willing to talk with the
President about bill.
But the President says there is nothing left to discuss.
Hundreds of Canadian students gathered in Montreal this morning to protest
the Quebec independence movement.
The students want Quebec to remain a part of Canada.
A referendum will be held on Monday, when Quebec residents will decide if
their province will secede from Canada and form an independent state.
Polls indicate Quebeckers who support independence have a very slim lead
over those who oppose it: 46-point 8 percent to 41-point 4.
Experts are saying the referendum is too close to call.
Quebec separatists say that their unique french culture can only thrive in
an independent state.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
An explosion at a U-S missile silo is good news--as it marks a symbolic end
to the cold war.
And politicians today tried to WARM up to potental voters in Ferrum.
wx ad lib
If you thought you saw a snowflake or two-- it wasn't your imagination.
A cool, moist air flow has brought precipitation in the form of showers,
thunderstorms, even snow flurries in some places.
Also today-- wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour.
But tomorrow looks calmer-- as high pressure promises a warmer, drier
All the weekend details-- straight ahead.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Cold War came to a symbolic end today at Whiteman Air Force Base in
SUPER=03-Whiteman AFB, MO;
During a visit to the base both Defense Secretary William Perry and a
Russian Defense Minister helped destroy a U-S missile silo.
After pressing the button to detonate an explosive charge destroying the
silo, the Russian Defense Minister smiled and applauded.
IN Q=Sybolizing the dismantlement
((WILLIAM PERRY/U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY: SYBOLIZING THE DISMANTLEMENT, THE
ENDING OF THIS NUCLEAR THREAT WHICH HAS CONFRONTED BOTH OF OUR COUNTRIES AND
THE WORLD FOR SO MANY DECADES.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/U.S. Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=so many decades.
Russian officials say it marks a great step toward better relations between
Russia and the United States.
In all 150 I-C-B-M's in the Whiteman area have been removed and with today's
blast-- 18 of the silos have been destroyed.
In less than two-weeks, people will go to the polls to cast their ballots.
That has many politicians STUMPING for votes.
And at Ferrum College, local politicians were REALLY stumping.
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=Thousands of
SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Folklife Festival; :18
SUPER=01-Shirley Jamison/Franklin Co. School Board Cand.; :26
SUPER=07-Charlie Skala; :52
OUT Q=News 7
Each year, thousands of people travel to Ferrum for the Blue Ridge Folklife
But this year organizers decided to renew a tradition.
IN Q=people always
((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL: ))
OUT Q=USE IT THIS YEAR
IN Q=I'VE BEEN
((SHIRLEY JAMISON/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: ))
OUT Q=AT ANY TIME
SOT NAT SOT 13:30:48
IN Q=THEY ASKED
((THEY ASKED ))
OUT Q=ANYBODY ELSE
The stumps were not set up on the main drag of the festival.
And listeners say the site should be changed next year so the forum will
attract more people.
IN Q=IF YOU'RE
((CHARLIE SKALA: ))
OUT Q=LET THE PEOPLE TALK
IN Q=WE HAVE
OUT Q=FOR THEM
IN Q=THEY'RE BUSY
OUT Q=FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Festival organizers say candidates are not allowed to hand out campaign
They say stumping is a way to get back to basics, giving candidates the
chance to speak, while preventing festival-goers from getting caught up in a
sea of handshakes with politicians and their workers.
Denise Allen News 7.))
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal
Politicians were also at Northside High School to check out the Roanoke
County Visioning report.
Citizens were invited to tell county leaders what they thought about the
proposed blueprint for the county's future.
The reports is made up of statements from focus groups such as economic
development, education and resource preservation.
300 people participated in the development of the plan which outlines the
county's future through the year two-thousand ten.
IN Q=we expect
((JIM SEARS/STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: WE EXPECT THE BOARD AND COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION TO FOLLOW THOSE VISIONS AND AS CITIZENS WE HAVE TO KEEP A CHECK
ON THAT AND MAKE SURE THAT WE UPDATE OUR PLAN AND HOLD THE COUNTY AND ELECTED
OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THOSE VISIONS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Steering Committee Chairperson;
OUT Q=for those visions.
But not every one was happy with what they found.
Joe Grissom is against the ridge protection plan.
He says it would prevent him from building on his property.
IN Q=i really don't
((JOE GRISSOM/COUNTY RESIDENT: I REALLY DON'T HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING. I
FEEL THEY'VE ALREADY GOT THEIR MIND MADE UP. I JUST WANT THEM TO KNOW I'M
TOTALLY AGAINST IT.))
SUPER=01-Joe Grissom/Roanoke Co. Resident;
OUT Q=against it
This was the last chance for citizens to comment on the report before it is
given to the county supervisors later this year.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7 at 11,
Thousands showed up at the Blue Ridge Folklife festival today to look at
Coon-mule jumping, stumping, and all sorts of country folklife.
While over in China, people showed up to see a Canadian take his act to new
GRAPHIC=VA State Seal
State Employees will have some extra time off during the holiday season.
Governor Allen says workers will get three more days off between
Thanksgiving and New Year's.
Some workers and Democrats dismiss it as a ploy by the Republicans to sway
workers to vote for them on November 7th.
Allen's spokesman says the time off is to reward workers for their
dedication and hard work.
In previous years, employees also have gotten extra holiday time.
Oliver North was in Roanoke tonight offering his support to Republican
North was the main attraction at a private fundraiser for Senator Brandon
Bell and House hopefuls Trixie Averill and Newell Falkinburg.
The candidates are hitting the home stretch of the fall campaign, and
tonight Joe Dashiell takes a look at the races and their rhetoric.
IN Q=With control of the General Assembly
SUPER=03-Vinton/October 6; :05
SUPER=01-William Fralin/Roanoke GOP Chairman; :16
SUPER=01-Al Wilson/Roanoke Demo. Chairman; ; :27
OUT Q=JD News 7
((With control of the General Assembly hanging in the balance, Governor George
Allen has been on the air and on the stump... campaigning for republican
candidates across the state.
To a certain extent, the elections have become a referendum on Allen's
IN Q=I think it's clear
((WILLIAM FRALIN/ROANOKE CITY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT'S CLEAR THAT SOME
MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WERE OBSTRUCTIONIST AND STOOD IN HIS WAY AND
TRIED TO KEEP HIM FROM BEING ABLE TO PUT INTO PLACE PROGRAMS THAT HE THOUGHT
WERE NECESSARY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH.))
((AL WILSON/ROANOKE CITY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: THERE IS NO DISPUTING THE
GOVERNOR IS WELL-LIKED AROUND VIRGINIA. THE PROBLEM IS HIS POLICIES HAVE NOT
SHOWN TO BE AS POPULAR AS THE GOVERNOR HIMSELF.))
OUT Q=as the governor himself.
Whether or not the voters look beyond the candidates in each individual
race, the Roanoke party chairmen agree the elections offer a choice of
IN Q=The folks in the Roanoke Valley
((AL WILSON/ROANOKE CITY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: THE FOLKS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY
AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA NEED TO THINK HOW THEY WANT TO SEE THE
GOVERNMENT RUN FROM THIS POINT ON, WHETHER THEY WANT GOOD RESPOSNIBLE
LEADERSHIP THAT GOING TO SEE THAT WE CONTINUE OUR PAY-AS-WE-GO SYSTEM OR
WHETHER THEY WANT THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP THAT'S GOING TO CUT SOCIAL PROGRAMS,
THAT'S GOING TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM PROGRAMS LIKE MEALS-ON-WHEELS AND FROM
((WILLIAM FRALIN/ROANOKE CITY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN: ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE
AMOUNT OF CRIME THAT WE HAVE NOW? ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH HOW LONG PEOPLE ARE
STAYING IN PRISON NOW? ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE EDUCATION YOU'RE CHILDREN ARE
GETTING? AND IF YOU'RE SATISFIED WITH THE STATUS QUO THEN VOTE ONE WAY, BUT IF
YOU'RE LOOKING FOR CHANGE, YOU OUGHT TO VOTE REPUBLICAN.))
OUT Q=vote republican.
To hear more on the upcoming elections, watch the public affairs program On
Record, tomorrow morning at Eleven.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
The Atlanta Braves have finally won the World Series.
Tonight before the home crowd at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium the Braves
beat the Cleveland Indians 1 to nothing to win the series 4 to 2.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC SPORTS; :
It took only one swing of the Bat for the Braves to win this World Series.
In the bottom of the sixth Dave SUPER=35-Atlanta/==1/Cleveland/==0;
Justice sends this Jim Poole pitch deep over the right field wall for a solo
homer and the Braves capture the 1995 World series beating the Cleveland
Indians 1 to nothing.
Tom Glavine and reliever Mark Wohlers combined on the fifth one hitter in
World Series history.
Glavine allowed only tony Pena's single in the sixth through his 8-innings.
For the First time since 1967, Virginia Tech has posted six wins in a row.
This afternoon in Morgantown, the Hokies shut out West Virginia 27 to
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/CREATIVE SPORTS; :
The Hokies got on the board with 8-minutes left in the first quarter on
Atle Larsen's 43 yard field goal to make it 3 to nothing.
West Virginia had the ball on the Hokie 49 after a Blocked punt. But Tech
Linebacker Cornell Brown Sacks Chad Johnston for a big loss forcing the
Mountaineers to punt.
The Hokies capped a long drive when Dwayne thomas takes the handoff and
bounces to the outside to score from 9 yards out and the Hokies led 10 to
nothing in the second quarter.
Tech's defense continued to put on the pressure. This Johnston pass is
batted in the air Larry Green pulls it in and scores from 38 yards out and the
Hokies led 17 to nothing at the half.
Tech added 10 points in the fourth quarter Jim Druckenmiller throws on the
run to tight end Bryan Jennings who scores from 37 yards out and the Hokies
beat the Mountaineers 27 to nothing.
IN Q="Anytime you
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ANYTIME YOU CAN COME IN THIS PLACE AND BEAT A
PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR. THE WEST VIRGINIA PROGRAM, COACH
NEHLEN, WE HAVE REPECT FOR THEM, I CAN TELL YOU. AND TO BEAT THEM--IT'S A
GREAT WIN FOR US))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.....win for us."
S-W & L
GRAPHIC=W & L football
The Washington & Lee Generals were looking to sew up consecutive winning
seasons for the first time since 1989-90 with a victory today over Bridgewater
at Wilson Field in Lexington.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Eagles vs. Generals;
Frank Miriello became the head general earlier this week when school
officials removed the term interim from his title.
The visiting Eagles got on the board following a blocked punt. Chris
Bryant bulls in from a yard out and Bridgewater led it 7-nothing.
W & L cut the lead to 7-3 on this 29 yard field goal by Drew Thomas in the
The Generals capitalized on an Eagle fumble when quarterback Brooks Fischer
scored on this 2-yard keeper for a 10-7 lead.
W & L struck again before the half. SUPER=36-Bridgewater/=13/Washington &
J.P. Josephson takes it in and the Generals go on to win it 24 to 13.
SUPER=03-Athens, GA/ABC SPORTS; :
In Athens, Danny Wuerffel threw four touchdowns passes three to Chris
Doehring as the Gators beat the Georgia Bulldogs.
For that and all of today's scores from college football lets go to the
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
And coming up, Scores and highlights from the National Hockey League.
And Steve Mason has a report on a different type of football game this
afternoon at Green Hill Park.
GRAPHIC=Ed and Sandy Lee Cup
The 21st annual Virginia Rugby Union State Championships known as the Ed
and Sandy Lee Cup filled Green Hill Park today. Steve Mason has more on the
first day festivities.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Green Hill Park/Today; :00
SUPER=01-Johnny McLean/Va. Rugby Union President; :13
SUPER=01-Jim Halley/Virginia Tech Flanker; :43
SUPER=01-Summer Clayton/JMU Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Cara Maloney/Buffalo Consumer; 1:25
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
((The wind was not the only thing that was rough. This gentleman suffered
a broken noes and was carted off the field in an ambulance.
((JOHNNY MCLEAN/VA.RUGBY UNION PRESIDENT:))
28 mens and womens teams made up three divisions in the two day tourney. In
the collegiate men's; it seemed no one could break Virginia Tech's stride. the
Hokies were chasing their 4th straight Ed Lee Cup and they showed know signs of
slowing down against William & Mary.
((JIM HALLEY/VIRGINIA TECH FLANKER:))
On the womens side; the blue and gold of the Naval Academy made it's debut,
but the team to beat was defending state champion James Madison.
((SUMMER CLAYTON/JMU CO-COACH:))
the rules are the same for all divisions. Each games consists of 2, 40
minute halves and a "try" or score is worth 5 points. One vender scored big
points with his Buffalo stew and buffalo burgers.
((CARA MALONEY/BUFFALO CONSUMER:))
There were Rugby balls, and hats for sale...and of course Rugby shirts. The
day wrapped up with the seniors division and Roanoke's club looked in top form.
The San Jose Sharks remain winless with this afternoon's 4 to 3 loss to
the Dallas Stars.
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/SPORTSCHANNEL; :
Owen Nolan skates around before a faceoff early in the third period.
In the third quarter with Dallas leading 3 to 2 San Jose's Ray Whitney
takes a pass in front of the net and scores the easy goal to tie the game at 3
But the Stars come right back Trent SUPER=31-Dallas/==4/San
Jose/==3;Klatt gets a lose puck at the corner of the goal and flips in for the
score and the Stars beat the Sharks 4 to 3.
Florida ended Ottawa's three game win streak this afternoon for that and
all of today's N-H-L scores lets check the Numbers.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
Jesse James was buried for the third time today.
Men dressed as Confederate Soldiers escorted a horse drawn hearse to Mount
Olivet Cemetary, where James' casket was put to rest.
The grave was exhumed in July to resolve lingering doubts about who was
James was first buried in his mother's yard after his murder in 1882.
In 1902 he was reburied next to his wife.
Preliminary D-N-A tests show the body is James'.
But the final D-N-A test results won't be released until February 23rd.
Thousands of visitors today made their way to the Blue Ridge Folklife
Festival in Ferrum.
Organizers say the 22nd annual event was a success.
Story telling was a big draw at the festival.
Performers say it's a way to pass on history.
Visitors also packed the hillside to watch the Virginia State Coon Mule
And what festival is complete without an antique tractor and steam engine
Organizers say the festival is a way to keep regional folk culture and
SUPER=03-Qutang Gorge, China;
Well, this Canadian didn't participate in the Coon-Mule Jumping contest but
he did set a new world record.
Jay Cochrane walked a tightrope that was strung over the Yangtze river
between sheer cliffs.
Without the aid of a safety net or harness, Cochrane walked the 21-hundred
feet in 50 minutes.
Cochrane says no one has walked as far and high as he has.
80-thousand tickets were sold to the event.
Cochrane says his next walk will be over Niagara Falls.
That's it for News-7 at 11.
And remember to set back those clocks and watches one-hour.