Coming up on News Seven at Six, Israel mourns the death of their leader.
And local politics heat up as election day is just around the corner.
In sports, The Redskins lose on the road at Kansas City, Virginia and
Virginia Tech make moves in the A-P college football poll and Riddick Bowe
T-K-O's Evander Holyfield in the 8-th round.
Another downright cold day-- but relief is in sight for those of you not
quite ready for the winter chill.
Plus, a rainy outlook for Election Day.
A fire at a jewelry store in downtown Lynchburg shut down a street for
several hours this afternoon.
It happened on the 900 block of Main street at the L. Oppleman building.
Apparently contractors were burning paint off the front of the structure
when the wood was ignited by a spark.
Officials say there was extensive smoke and water damage.
The Alper Men's Clothing Store and the James River Trading Company also
suffered smoke damage.
In just two days voters will be choosing candidates to fill government
And in Botetourt County, two candidates are vying for the Commonwealth's
Joel Branscom is challenging incumbent Rob Hagan.
Branscom has been an assistant prosecutor in Roanoke for nearly 11 years.
The Botetourt County native says his experience as an urban prosecutor will
help him do the job.
((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY CANDIDATE: BOTETOURT IS GROWING. I
THINK THE COMBINATION OF HAVING THAT BOTETOURT BACKGROUND AND THE EXPERIENCE
I'VE GOTTEN IN ROANOKE CITY IS GOING TO HELP ME MEET THE NEEDS OF BOTETOURT AS
IT GOES TO THE YEAR 2000.))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate;
OUT Q=year 2000
Hagan has been prosecuting in Botetourt County for 15 years.
He says his broad experience as a trial lawyer makes him the best candidate
for the job.
IN Q=i've defended
((ROB HAGAN/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY CANDIDATE: I'VE DEFENDED CRIMINAL CASES
OUTSIDE BOTETOURT COUNTY AND I'VE LEARNED THE DEFENSE LAWYERS BAG OF TRICKS.
I'VE LEARNED HOW TO SIZE UP THE PROSECUTIONS WEAKNESSES JUST AS WELL AS I SIZE
UP THE STRENGTHS.))
SUPER=01-Rob Hagan/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=up the strengths
Charles Hawkins is proud of his work in Virginia politics.
But his Democratic challenger says Hawkins is out of touch with Southside
Teresa Hamilton takes a look at the candidates running for State Senate in
the 9th District.
IN Q=Democrat Joyce
SUPER=01-Joyce Glaise/(D) Candidate for State Senate; :20
SUPER=@Hawkins; 1:06 QUICK!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Democrat Joyce Glaise is a familiar face in Danville. For seven years,
she's served on City Council.
HELLO, I'M JOYCE GLAISE...
Glaise is also a teacher.
Not surprisingly, Education is once reason she decided try her hand at
I KNOW THAT EDUCATION EQUAL JOBS, EDUCATION CAN BRING A LOT OF ADVANTAGES TO
THIS AREA IF WE HAVE A GOOD EDUCATION SYSTEM.
During the last election, Glaise was a write in candidate. She describes
herself as person for all people, NOT a career politician.
WORKING TOGETHER ON POSSIBLY CRIME PREVENTION. DEALING WITH ISSURES
RELATING TO WELFARE. ALSO WORIKNG WITH BUSINESSES AND EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT
ALL OF THOSE SHOULD BE WORKING TOGETHER TO BENEFIT THIS AREA.
Glaise has accused incumbent Charles Hawkins of mostly representing the
interests of the wealthy.
Hawkins, however, dismisses the criticism.
TO SAY THAT I'M AN ELITIST IS PROBABLY REACHING FOR THE FURTHEST STRAW IN
Like Glaise, Hawkins is a familiar face.
For 14 years, he's served in the legislature.
If re-elected, he says one of his goals will be keeping young people at
FOR TOO LONG, WE'VE LOST GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TO THE CITIES.
RICHMOND, ROANOKE, WHEREVER TO FIND JOBS BECASUE WE'RE NOT ALLOWING OURSELVES
TO DEVELOP IN AREAS THAT PRODUCE THOSE MIDDLE TO UPPER INCOME JOBS WHICH IS
JUST WHAT WE NEED.
Hawkins also has other plans for Southside. But it will be up to voters if
he'll get the chacne to make those a reality. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
We'll see how the Death of Israel's prime minister has affected the Jewish
community here in the Roanoke Valley.
We've got a live interview next.
And a rise in crime among young people has many calling for a change in
They want juveniles to be tried as adults.
Denise Allen will have the story when we come back.
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A perfect day for staying inside and watching football-- but I bet you
didn't need me to tell you that.
Daytime highs stayed pretty low-- only reaching the 40's.
Another chilly night ahead-- then warmer temperatures and some rain likely
as we start off the work week.
All the details-- coming up.
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The coffin containing the body of slain Israeli Prime Minister Rabin was
taken to the Holy City of Jerusalem today.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
Yesterday evening he was assassinated at a pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv.
Officials say he was gunned down by an Israeli right-wing extremist.
Rabin's body was draped by the flag of Israel as mourners walked by.
His body will lie in the Israeli parliament, until the funeral tomorrow.
ANCHOR=Ron 2 shot
SUPER=01-Rabbi Jerome Fox/Beth Israel Synagogue;
Joining us to discuss the impact of Rabin's death on the Jewish community in
our area is Rabbi Jerome Fox of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Roanoke.
tease #1 next
A Henry County teenager is charged with first degree murder in the shooting
death of a 15 year old.
Prosecutors want the defendant tried as an adult.
As Denise Allen reports, cases similar to this one have prompted lawmakers
to look into reforming juvenile laws.
IN Q=Tommy Lawrence Helms
SUPER=03-Martinsville/October 31; :00
SUPER=03-Wytheville/October 31; :25
SUPER=01-Rob Lanahan/Clinical Psychologist; :48
OUT Q=News 7
(( Tommy Lawrence Helms is 16 years old.
Last Monday, he turned himself into authorities investigating the shooting
death of Lavina Scales.
Prosecutors in this case want to try Helms as an adult.
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: DEAD IS DEAD. AND WHEN YOU'VE GOT A VICTIM
DEAD, YOU'VE GOT TO BEGIN TO SET A STANDARD IN THE COMMUNITY. THE TIME HAS
COME TO BEGIN TO THINK ABOUT PROTECTING THE COMMUNITY AND REFORMING THE
In Wythe County, a teenager is charged with killing a sheriff's deputy last
A judge ruled last week that 16 year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler will
stand trial as an adult.
In Virginia, juveniles can be tried as an adult when they're 14.
Some say the system waits too long to intervene, giving juvenile offenders
little or no punishment for their early offenses.
((ROB LANAHAN/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: OFTEN TIMES WE DON'T PROVIDE CHILDREN IN
ADOLESCENCE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM THOSE. WHAT WE DO IS TEACH THEM
THEY CAN RATIONALIZE AND THEY CAN LOOK FOR EXCUSES.))
Lt. Governor Don Beyer says lawmakers have already attacked the problems
surrounding juvenile law, now the government needs to work on prevention.
He says the solutions will take years.
((LT. GOVERNOR DON BEYER: WE NEED TO INVEST IN HEAD START PROGRAM FOR THREE
AND FOUR YEARS. WE NEED VERY SERIOUS WELFARE REFORM SO THERE ARE HONEST WORK
ROLES IN THE COMMUNITY AND IN THE FAMILY TO GIVE THESE FOLKS SOMETHING
APPROPRIATE TO LOOK FOR.))
Attorney General Jim Gilmore chairs the Governor's Commission on Juvenile
The commission is currently studying ways to reform the system, in hopes of
protecting the community and providing appropriate punishment for juvenile
Denise Allen News 7.))
Kym Helms' third-graders at Prices Fork Elementary learned a boatload about
the ocean last year without ever leaving Blacksburg.
Last week, Virginia Tech's College of Education presented Helms an
Excellence in Education award for the Ocean Adventure Project.
The class set up a saltwater aquarium and used the information superhighway
to communicate with people at sea.
((KYM HELMS/AWARD RECIPIENT: AND WE FOLLOWED A SAILBOAT RACE AROUND THE WORLD,
AND SO WE STUDIED THE OCEANS THE SAILORS WERE SAILING OVER AND COMPARED THOSE
ENVIRONMENTS TO THE ENVIRONMENT IN OUR SALTWATER TANK. AND IT CROSSED ALL
CURRICULUM AREAS, IT WAS AN EXCITING HANDS-ON PROGRAM FOR MY STUDENTS. WE
NEVER USED A TEXTBOOK AND COVERED EVERYTHING AND MORE THAT WE NEEDED TO COVER
LAST YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Kym Helms/Award Recipient;
OUT Q=cover last year.
Helms was among 11 winners from across the state.
The College of Education awards innovative teaching in Virginia's public
schools and community colleges.
Interim Dean Wayne Worner says he's pleased to see more and more
collaboration with the university.
((WAYNE WORNER/VA TECH COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: AS I WALK THROUGH THE DISPLAYS
HERE I FIND EVIDENCE THAT OUR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, OUR COMPUTER SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT, OUR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS ARE NOW GETTING INVOLVED WITH
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN WAYS THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN THE PAST. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Worner/Va. Tech College of Education;
OUT Q=in the past.
The Awards Conference ALSO provides a forum for Tech professors and public
school teachers to exchange ideas.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Bell Atlantic is addressing a customer service problem by adding 120 people
to it's offices in Virginia
And the local jobless rate remains low.
Len Besthoff will recap the top business stories of the week when News 7
MUSIC UP FULL
A big expansion for a Roanoke retail chain, and layoffs at the Volvo-GM
plant in Dublin.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :07
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Thursday; :48 (quick!)
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Optical Cable of Roanoke County has temporarily postponed plans to sell its
stock to the public.
A good portion of the money it wants to raise will go toward doubling the
size of its plant.
Bell Atlantic will add 120 people to its offices in Roanoke, Richmond, and
Norfolk to address what it calls sub-standard customer service.
It plans to complete the hiring by January.
Advance Auto Parts IS going ahead with a major expansion.
The Roanoke retail chain make the addition at its regional distribution
center, but no new jobs will be created locally.
Unemployment in Roanoke and Lynchburg remains low.
In September Roanoke registered a three-point-five-percent jobless rate,
Lynchburg came in at four-point-four-percent.
The First Citizens Bank of Raleigh will increase its presence in our area.
It has purchased First Union branches in Martinsville and Henry County.
Roanoke Gas and a number of other area companies posted quarterly earnings
The utility had a loss for the most recent quarter, but its annual profits
rose six-percent despite going through the third warmest winter in the last 60
Meanwhile, Charter Federal Savings of Bristol says its net income dropped
Five affiliated national banks, the Patrick Henry Bank, Blue Ridge Bank,
South Boston Bank, Peoples Bank of Danville, and the First National Bank of
Rocky Mount ALL report earnings per share up AT LEAST 43-percent for the first
nine months of 1995.
And up to 150 workers at the Volvo-GM truck plant in Dublin will lose their
jobs next year.
In January the plant will cut its production from 80-to-64 trucks a day.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 84-points,
closing at 4825.57.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
And coming up, Riddick Bowe scores a T-K-O in his fight with Evander
Holyfield Virginia moves to 14-th in the College top 25.
And Virginia Tech's win over Syracuse in blacksburg yesterday moves the
Hokies into the college top 25.
The Washington Redskins didn't have enough this afternoon in Kansas City
losing to the chiefs 24 to 3.
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/FOX SPORTS; :
The noise in the sky over Arrowhead Stadium this afternoon was a fly by by
the Stealth Bombers.
Kansas City made some noise on its firs possession Marcus Allen takes the
handoff and scores from one yard out and the Chiefs took the 7 to nothing lead.
The game got rough in the second quarter Washington's James Washington and
K-C's Danon Hughes go at it near the end of the second quarter.
Kansas City would score the SUPER=30-Kansas
City/=24/Washington/==3;second touchdown of the game when Steve bono goes to
the air and hits Willie Davis on the 19 yard touchdown pass
the Chiefs led 14 to nothing and Kansas City wins it 24 to 3.
A 39 Yard field goal with no time left on the lock lifted the Minnesota
Vikings over the Green Bay Packers 27 to 24.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :
The Viking fans were fired up for the showdown with the Packers.
Green Bay took the lead early in the first quarter when Edgar Bennett
takes the handoff and scores from 13 yards out to make it 7 to nothing.
But Warren Moon rallied the Vikings this 3 yard touchdown pass to Andrew
Jordan in the first quarter tied the game at 7 to 7.
Moon connected on 2 touchdown SUPER=30-Minnesota/=27/Green
Bay/=24;passes in the third quarter this 5 yarder to Chris Carter made it 17
to 16 Vikings and Minnesota wins it 27 to 24.
The Falcons beat the Lions and Houston downs Cleveland for those and all
of todays N-F-L scores lets go to the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=.....MIAMI/SAN DIEGO."
The Virginia Cavaliers have moved back in to the A-P Top 20 in this weeks
The Cavaliers pulled off the biggest win in school history Thursday night
by upsetting second ranked Florida State 33 to 28.
The victory gives the Cavaliers a 7 and 3 record and puts them back in the
chase for a major bowl.
Virginia is ranked 14-th with two games left. Next week at Maryland and
the season ender in Charlottesville against the Hokies.
Nebraska holds down the number one spot followed by Ohio State, Florida,
Tennessee and Northwestern.
Florida State, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Colorado and Kansas round out the
The Virginia Tech Hokies have re-entered the Top 25 this week.
The Hokies check in at number 21
thanks to last night's 31-to-7 win over Syracuse.
A win that Mike Stevens says has guaranteed Tech its third straight post
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Keyna Cory/Carquest Bowl Chairman; :22
SUPER=01-Rick Catlett/Gator Bowl Executive Director; :46
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:11
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((3 years ago Frank Beamer couldn't buy his way into a bowl game. But my
have times changed. Four professional bowlers scouted the Hokies 31-7 drubbing
of Syracuse and the fans behavior after that hame did absolutely nothing to
hurt the Hokies Reputation.
KEYNA CORY/CARQUEST BOWL CHAIRMAN: THEY TOOK 21 THOUSAND PEOPLE TO THE
GATOR BOWL AND I'M CONVINCED THAT THEY'LL TAKE AT LEAST THAT AMOUNT OF PEOPLE
TO THE CARQUEST BOWL. I'VE WATCHED THEM...I'VE WENT TO SOME OF THE AWAY GAMES
AS WELL, AND I'VE WATCHED THEM FILL UP THEIR BLOCKS IMMEDIATELY AND LOOKING
OFR MORE TICKETS. SO THAT TELLS US A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE FANS AND
THAT THEY WOULD TRAVEL.
But by beating Syracuse the hokies likely played their way out of the
Carquest, and into a much bigger, million dollar plus payday in another bowl.
WE DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM HAVING VIRGINIA TECH BACK 2 YEARS IN A ROW AND WE'D
HOPE THAT THE VIRGINIA TECH FANS WOULD WANT TO COME BACK TWO YEARS IN A ROW.
ESPECIALLY WITH THAT NEW STADIUM WE'VE GOT DOWN THERE FOR THEM .
They folks at the Gator Bowl would take tech right now if they could, and a
return trip to Jacksonville wouldn't be so bad for the Tech program.
But the Hokies are holding out hope for something even bigger. Like a date
at the Sugar Bowl with an opponent like Notre Dame. And Frank Beamer hasn't
given up hope that he also may be playing in the Orange Bowl.
YOU KNOW, I THIK VIRGINIA TECH HAS A LOT TO OFFER AND I THINK THESE BOWL
PEOPLE FEEL LIKE WITH OUR SUPPORT AND THE WAY WE PLAY, I THINK THEY'D THINK WE
HAVE A LOT TO OFFER.
Unfortunately for college football fans, none of the bowls may be able to
offer anything for almost another month.
WE COULD BE STANDING HERE DECEMBER 3RD MAKING OUR FINAL PICKS AND THAT'S NOT
GOOD. WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT. WE'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE AN
ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS BUT IF DOESN'T LOOK NEW THAT WE'LL BE
ABLE TO DO THAT.
STILL A WAITING GAME. LOT OF FOOTBALL TO BE PLAYED.
Tech will try to keep it's big bowl hopes alive when it takes on Temple
theis coming saturday at RFK stadium.
In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens, News 7 Sports.))
Riddick Bowe recovered from his first knocked in 39 fights to beat Evander
Holyfield last night in Las Vegas.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas; :
The two heavyweights went toe to toe for most of the fight until Bowe sent
Holyfield to the mat twice in the 8-th round scoring the technical knockout at
58 seconds of the round.
IN Q=First audio
((RIDDICK BOWE/WINS BY TKO: ))
((EVANDER HOLYFIELD/HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER: ))
SUPER=01-Riddick Bowe/Wins By TKO; :00
SUPER=01-Evander Holyfield/Heavyweight Boxer; :10
OUT Q=......by a round."
The 1995 NASCAR Busch series ended today in the Jiffy Lube 300 at
SUPER=03-Homestead, FL/CBS SPORTS; :
Joe Nemechek had the dominate car early in the race he would lead the
first 67 laps before he had to get out of the car late in the race because of a
An exciting finish with 2 laps to go. Kenny Wallace was leading but he
gets bumped in the rear taking out his car, Hermie Sadler's and David Pearson's
the top three cars.
That opened the door for Dale Jarrett he takes the checkered flag winning
the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 Busch Race.