Coming up on News seven at six the Prime Minister of Israel is assassinated,
we'll bring you a live report.
And the campaign trail is heating up as election day draws near.
In sports, The Hokies are beating Syracuse in Blacksburg we'll have a live
report Liberty wins at home plus all of today's college football scores.
A blast of arctic air has entered our region--
This area of high pressure will make tonight the coldest night so far this
TAPE# live generic
Officials in Israel report that their Prime Minister has been assassinated.
Apparently Prime Minister Rabin was gunned down at the end of a peace rally
in Tel Aviv.
Radio reports and police say the shots were fired as Rabin was
leaving a pro-government rally.
He was shot three times and was taken to Tel Aviv's Hospital in serious
Witnesses say he was covered in blood.
He was operated on and died an hour after the shooting.
An official says police have arrested the gunman, identified as being
affiliated with an Israeli right-wing group.
Elizabeth Kaledin joins us now with more information.
SUPER=05-New York, NY;
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SUPER=01-Yassir Arrafat/P.L.O Leader;
Out Q=regrouping in israel.
(( IT HAPPENED AT A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF PEACE...73 YEAR OLD ISREALI
PRIME MINISTER ITZHAK RABIN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A LONE GUNMAN...YIGAL
AMIR...WHO CLAIMS TO BE A MEMBER OF AN UNKNOWN JEWSIH EXTREMIST GROUP CALLED
"IN"...THE MAN WAS ARRESTED SOON AFTER THE SHOOTING...
THE ASSASSINATION WAS CAPTURED ONLY BY A STILL CAMERA...)) WITNESSES
SAY IT HAPPENED AS RABIN WAS LEAVING THE RALLY...ONE MAN HEARD SEVERAL SHOTS
AND THEN SAW RABIN CLUTCH HIS STOMACH....ISREALI GOVERNMENT SOURCES SAY RABIN
WAS SHOT THREE TIMES...IN THE BACK SHOULDER AND SIDE...HE WAS RUSHED TO A
NEARBY HOSPITAL...his wife leah and daughter dalia WERE THERE WHEN HE DIED
ABOUT AN HOUR LATER....
UPON HEARING THE NEWS OF HIS DEATH...CROWDS OF MOURNERS GATHERED
OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL. IN ADDITION TO BEING A MILITARY HERO...ITZHAK RABIN IS
WIDELY CREDITED WITH INITIATING THE LONG AND PAINFUL PEACE PROCESS BETWEEN
ARABS AND ISRAELIS....
IT WAS RABIN WHO STOOD ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN NEXT TO HIS LONGTIME
ENEMY...PLO LEADER YASSIR ARAFAT...AND SHOOK HANDS...
it is clear rabin had won great respect even from old adversairies
YASSIR ARRAFAT...P.L.O LEADER:
RABIN'S MURDER IS THE FIRST ASSASSINATION OF A PRIME MINISTER IN
ISRAEL'S HISTORY. MIDDLE EAST EXPERTS SAY IT HAS DEALT A SERIOUS BLOW TO THE
PEACE PROCESS...IF IT RESUMES IT WILL ONLY BE AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF MOURNING
AND RE-GROUPING IN ISREAL.))
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TAPE# net-a; edit of 94-80
A Franklin County judge has set a new exectution date for Walter Correll
Correll is set to die December 28th for the 19-85 murder and robbery of C-W
Bousman Junior of Wirtz.
It was the second time Circuit Judge Davis set an execution date for
The first time was in 19-87.
But is was last year, when U-S District Judge Turk overturned the conviction
saying a confession was obtained unconstitutionally.
Police say Correll kidnapped Bousman from Roanoke, choked him until he
passed out, stuffed him into the SUPER=03-Franklin Co./1986;
trunk of a car and drove him to Smith Mountain Lake.
There, police say Correll stabbed him to death.
For eight- years Whitt Clement has occupied the 20th District House of
But Tuesday, Southside voters will decide if it's time for change.
Teresa Hamilton takes a look at the candidates.
IN Q=Votes are
SUPER=01-Nancy Keel/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; 1:03
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
((Votes are one thing almost no candidate takes for granted.
((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES: HELLO, I'M WHITT CLEMENT I HOPE
YOU'LL VOTE FOR ME. ))
For Clement, going door to door is the best way to win re- election.
As far as running again, he says there was never any question.
IN Q=I have
((I HAVE DONE IT FOR ONE REASON AND ONE REASON ONLY, AND THAT IS TO MAKE SURE
THAT MY COMMUNITY HAS A STRONG VOICE IN RICHMOND. ))
OUT Q=in Richmond
Clement says he'd been able to supply that voice as a Member of the House
Appropriations Committee and Southside Delegation.
IN Q=The community
((THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND OUR ROADS AND OVERALL
QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE PEOPLE OF MY DISTRICT, THAT IS WHAT I WOULD HOPE THE
VOTERS WOULD KEEP IN MIND. ))
OUT Q=in mind.
Since taking office Clement has run un- opposed. But all that changed this
year, when Republican Nancy Keel entered the picture.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore is one of Keel's supporters.
He recently travelled to Danville to help Keel promote her message.
IN Q=I am
((NANCY KEEL/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I AM THE TRUE CONSERVATIVE AND I
BELIEVE I REPRESENT SOUTHSIDE IN THE TRUEST SENSE OF THE WORD. ))
OUT Q=since of the word.
Keel is a certified elementary school teacher and a home schooling advocate.
That's one way she got involved in politics.
IN Q=I have
((I HAVE QUALIFICATIONS HE DOESN'T HAVE, FIRST I'M A WOMAN. SECOND, I
UNDERSTAND BUDGETS FROM A VERY WHOLE PERSPECTIVE. I HAVE TO KEEP SEVEN KIDS
FED, CLOTHED, ON LIMITED RESOURCES WHICH MY OPPONENT DOESN'T HAVE A PROBLEM
OUT Q=have a problem with.
Keel agrees with the Republican party which has shouted it's time for
But it will be up to local voters to decide if that change should include
Southside, Virginia. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
We'll tell what area governments are doing to prevent future floods from
causing so much damage.
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Well no flooding here-- instead we've got a cold, dry air mass settling in.
Tonight's overnight lows could drop into the 20's for southwestern
Virginia-- the teens for the Greenbrier Valley.
And as a result-- a hard freeze is expected.
But for now-- sit back, keep warm-- and we'll have the chilly weekend
forecast for you a little later on.
MUSIC UP FULL
We're into the final stretch of the political races.
And as the races wind down, the candidates are gearing up, searching for any
Dble box Ron/Denise
Denise Allen is in our Blacksburg bureau.
Denise who did you catch up with today?
Ron, the politicians are pounding the pavement all over Virginia, but here
in the New River Valley there are a couple of annual events that always draw
the heavy hitters.
During today's rallies, both parties stressed that every vote makes a
Roll cue:makes a difference
IN Q=Lt. Governor
SUPER=01-Del. Jim Shuler/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;
SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
SUPER=01-Pat Cupp/(R) State Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=secondary too
((Lt. Governor Don Beyer and Congressman Rick Boucher traveled to
Christiansburg to fire up the Fighting Ninth.
Both stressed the importance getting every registered voter to the polls.
Democrats Jim Shuler and Madison Marye are both incumbents.
They say the GOP's honest change campaign could be dangerous to both the
young and old.
IN Q=it's important
OUT Q=been restored
IN Q=everybody's for cuts
OUT Q=build prisons
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Attorney General Jim Gilmore came into to Blacksburg to lead the cheers for
the GOP candidates in the New River Valley.
Larry Linkous is challenging Jim Shuler for his house of delegates seat.
Linkous says he's for honest change, but he says he's also an independent
IN Q=this district
OUT Q=other Republicans
Republican Pat Cupp is fighting for a spot in the state senate.
He's challenging Madison Marye and the what he calls the Democratic notion
that Republicans are bad for Virginia's educational system.
IN Q=i don't see
OUT Q=secondary too.
All the candidate told supporters to get out and vote and offer rides to
registered voters who might not be able to get to the polls.
Ron this was also the last day to turn in absentee ballots.))
GRAPHIC=10 years later
It's been ten years since the flood of 85 devastated the Roanoke Valley.
Since that disaster, area governments have worked to improve drainage and
Yesterday during a joint press conference, governments in the area talked
about what has been done since the 85 flood.
Officials have commissioned the Engineering firm of Dewberry and Davis to
IN Q=We're going to
((EDWARD BEADENKOPF/DEWBERRY & DAVIS: WE'RE GOING TO COME UP WITH RECOMMENDED
SOLUTIONS TO EITHER MINIMIZING FUTURE FLOODING OR ELIMINATE FUTURE FLOODING
THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. AND TO DO THIS WE NOT ONLY HAVE TO DO SOME
ENGINEERING STUDIES TO LOOK AT THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY SOLUTIONS. BUT WE
MUST HAVE TO HAVE AN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY.))
SUPER=01-Edward Beadenkopf/Dewberry & Davis;
OUT Q=an implementation strategy.
The localities have spent a total of 75 million dollars since 19-85 to
improve flooding preparedness.
MUSIC ON TAPE
We'll find out if the new location of the Roanoke Comedy Club is working
Will the Club owner be laughing his way to the bank?
Jay Moore was at opening night.
He'll have the story next.
MUSIC UP FULL
If you're looking for a good laugh tonight you may want to consider the
Roanoke Comedy Club.
Last night, it made its debut at its new location and Jay Moore was there.
IN Q=It's the same
SUPER=01-Jimmy Butler/Roanoke Comedy Club Owner;:16
SUPER=07-John & Mariann Orr;1:13
OUT Q=Jay Moore, News-7.
(( It's the same great laughs people have been able to enjoy for over a
decade, BUT in a new spot.
The club has taken its act to the Tiki Lounge, located right below the Fiji
The owner says he doesn't think he'll lose any customers as a result of his
move from downtown.
IN Q=FIRST OF ALL
((JIMMY BUTLER/ROANOKE COMEDY CLUB OWNER: ))
OUT Q=TO YOU GUYS.
IN Q=I think
((I think ))
The main act "Open Season" out of Los Angeles, did its part to provide a
The group took advantage of the political season by poking a little fun at
all the mudslinging ads.
IN Q=Bill Johnson
OUT Q=for congress.
IN Q=The new
((JAY MOORE: THE NEW LOCATION DIDN'T SEEM TO BOTHER ANY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED.
THEY SAY THEY ENJOY THE AMIBIANCE OF THE LOUNGE. BUT ONE COUPLE FOUND A
DIFFERENT REASON FOR COMING. ))
OUT Q=for coming.
((JOHN & MARIANN ORR: ABOUT EXCITED AS WE CAN GET AT THIS AGE. SOME NEW AND
UNUSAL ENTERTAINTMENT. ))
The club's admission price is the same as before with shows on Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday.
Jay Moore, News 7.))
And coming up, Virginia Tech hosted 20-th ranked syracuse in a big Big East
Football game V-M-I was at home against Appalachian State.
We'll have highlights from those games plus check in at Washington and Lee
and Liberty in a big college football day on your Hometown Station.
A cool brisk day as the Virginia Tech Hokies and Syracuse squared off this
afternoon at Lane Stadium in a big Big East game.
Dble box Roy/Mike
Mike Stevens is standing by in Blacksburg to give us the first half
highlights of this afternoons game, Mike.
OVERCAME A FRIDGED START TO TAKE CONTROL OF THIS GAME.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Orangemen vs. Hokies; :00
SUPER=01-Keyna Cory/Carquest Bowl Chairman; 1:17
SUPER=01-Rick Catlett/Gator Bowl Executive Director; 1:27
OUT Q=.......PUT WITH THEM."
ad lib and toss back
Appalachian State; the nations second ranked 1-double A school, traveled
to Lexington today for a Southern Conference battle with VMI.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Mountaineers vs. Keydets; :00
Would the sun shine on the Keydets again. We have to remember, they upset
the Mounty's last year and it looked like a repeat performance early.
VMI scores on their first drive. Al Lester sets up the touchdown with this
pass to Jeff Hubbard to the 25 yard line.
A few plays later, Thomas Haskins takes the pitch and scoots in from 19
yards out. VMi took a 7-nothing lead just 2 minutes into the game.
After a field goal, Appalachian State field took the lead on this 6 yard
burst up the middle by fullback Aldwin Lance. 10-7 Mountaineers.
The visitors went up 17 7 on another SUPER=36-Appalachian State/=26/VMI/=24;
short run. This time, Damon Scott rolls left and dives in for the TD.
Appalachian State would just barely hold on for a 26-24 win over VMI. The
Keydets are now 3 and 6 on the season.
Liberty University was the host as the Pirates of Hampton University made
a trip up the road to Williams Stadium.
SUPER=01-Lynchburg/Liberty vs Hampton; :
The 6 and 2 Pirates were making their first trip to Liberty to take on the
Hampton would get started 5-minutes into the first quarter Sekon Wilson
fakes the hand off rolls left and hits Larry Stanton alone in the back of the
end zone 7 to nothing Pirates.
But the Flames answered. J.T. Morris takes the handoff and races 12 yards
for the touchdown capping a 10 play drive and tieing the score at 7.
Then with 4-minutes left in the second quarter Lawrence Worthington goes
up and over the top from the two yard line giving Liberty a 14 to 7 lead.
Liberty scored again Quarterback SUPER=36-Liberty/=24/Hampton/=14;
Antoine Chiles takes the snap fakes the hand off then runs around the end to
score from two yards out Liberty led 21 to 7 and the Flames win it 28 to 14.
S-W & L
In Division III action; Washington & Lee played host to the Quakers of
SUPER=03-Lexington/Quakers vs. Generals; :00
New top General Frank Meriello tried to spark his team as W & L trailed 9-6
at the half.
Both teams threatened early in the third. general signal caller Brooks
Fischer scrambles here for the first down. But his team could not convert after
the 15 yard run.
Guilford was on the move when Dan Strelkauskas hits Junior Lord on a 16
yard pass completion, but the Generals SUPER=36-W & L/=13/Guilford/==9;
would stop the Quaker drive.
Washington and Lee would comeback and the Generals win 13-9. W & L has now
won 5 straight and are 5-2 and 1 on the year.
The Dallas Cowboys will be without starting defensive tackle Leon Lett and
backup cornerback Clayton Holmes for the next four games.
Both players were suspended for violations of the N-F-L substance abuse
Lett and Holmes will be eligible to return December third against the
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
GRAPHIC=Ten Years After
As Kim mentioned, it has been 10 years today since the flood.
Your hometown station will re-air Keith Humphry's documentary of "Flood of
`85" tonight at 7-30.
SS=News-7 at Six
That's it for News 7 at six we'll see ya tonight at eleven.