Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A ruling in the case of a Campbell County robbery suspect shot and killed
last week by police.
Students and faculty speak out against eliminating the College of Education
In sports, Darrell Waltrip is on the pole for the NAPA 500 a look at the
Friday football Extra Schedule.
And Virginia and Virginia tech talk about their Conference games this
weekend on the road.
The weekend forecast has it all, rain. high wind, colder air and a little
sunshine tossed in for good measure.
The Henrico police officer who killed a Campbell County man in a gun battle
last week was acting in self-defense.
SUPER=03-Henrico Co./November 1;
That's the conclusion of Henrico prosecutor Toby Vick about the fatal end to
Brad McCombie's alleged multi- county crime spree.
Vick says Officer Andi Margiotta's (mar-jee-OTTA's) case "couldn't have been
more simple to decide."
Vick says an eyewitness testified the officer was hit by McCombie before
returning fatal fire.
Police say McCombie's crime spree began in the Lynchburg area with burglary,
two armed robberies, abducting a store clerk, and firing at a sheriff's deputy.
Students and faculty are reacting with skepticism to a proposal to merge
Virginia Tech's College of Education into another department.
President Paul Torgersen has halted the search for a new dean of the college
to study the idea.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=In a closed- door
SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Va. Tech President; :09 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Catherine Himberg/College of Educ. Doctoral Student; :24
SUPER=01-Terry Graham/Assoc. Professor of Education; :33
SUPER=01-Peggy Meszaros/Va. Tech Provost; 1:04
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( In a closed- door meeting this morning, Tech President Paul Torgersen
assured College of Education students and faculty their programs and jobs are
((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA TECH PRESIDENT: THE PLAN IS LARGELY ONE OF EFFECTING AN
ADMINISTRATIVE SAVINGS. ))
That means eliminating administrative salaries for an estimated savings of a
quarter of a million dollars.
But some students and faculty feel the university is diminishing their worth
and their degrees.
((CATHERINE HIMBERG/COLLEGE OF EDUC. DOCTORAL STUDENT: I FEEL THAT IT IS, IT'S
DEEMED BY THE ADMINISTRATION HERE TO BE NOT AS IMPORTANT AS DEGREES FROM OTHER
((TERRY GRAHAM/ASSOC. PROF. OF EDUCATION: JOBS ARE MORE THAN PLACES TO SIT,
THEY'RE CERTAINLY MORE THAN PAPERS TO FILL OUT. I THINK OUR COLLEAGUE SPOKE
WELL, THAT WE'RE IN A PEOPLE BUSINESS, AND I FEEL THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PUT
ASIDE IN THIS CASE.))
But Torgersen says the proposal isn't anything new. Two years ago it was
suggested as part of a restructuring plan.
That plan cut one and a half million dollars from the college.
Provost Peggy Meszaros hopes the General Assembly will look favorably on the
ongoing campus- wide cost- saving measures when it considers future funding.
((PEGGY MESZAROS/VA TECH PROVOST: I SUSPECT THAT THE SERIOUSNESS WITH WHICH
WE'VE TAKEN RESTRUCTURING TO DATE, AS WELL AS OTHER ACTIONS WILL YIELD A GOOD
BENEFIT FOR US.))
Meszaros will consult with Interim Education Dean Wayne Worner and faculty
to advise Torgersen by January 15th how best to implement the proposal. Tracy
The Henry County supervisor who lost his election on a tie- breaker says he
will ask for a recount.
And Simon Spencer says he may also challenge the results in court.
Today, Joe Dashiell spoke with Spencer and Debra Buchanan (byoo-CAN-nuhn),
the Cable 6 talk show host who apparently won the election.
IN Q=The voting is over
SUPER=04-Cable 6 Videotape; :16 quick
SUPER=01-Debra Buchanan/Henry Co. Supervisor-Elect; :34
SUPER=01-Simon Spencer/Henry Co. Supervisor; :51
OUT Q=JD News 7 Henry County
((The voting is over, but Simon Spencer hasn't abandoned his re-election
campaign just yet.
IN Q=I could never have
((SIMON SPENCER: I COULD NEVER HAVE EVEN IMAGINED ANYTHING LIKE THIS.))
OUT Q=anything like this.
On Tuesday, Spencer thought he had won the election by a single vote, but a
spoiled ballot that wasn't counted on Tuesday was later ruled valid.
And in Wednesday's tie-breaker, the name of challenger Debra Buchanan was
pulled from a basket.
NAT SOUND OF CABLE SIX SHOW
((GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING!))
Buchanan has hosted a talk show on Cable six for five and a half years, and
now says she looks forward to representing the people of Horsepasture District.
IN Q=We can't make everyone happy
((DEBRA BUCHANAN/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR ELECT: WE CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY AND I
UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT WE CAN LISTEN AND DO THE BEST JOB THAT WE CAN TO SEE IF
THEY HAVE A LEGITIMATE PROBLEM AND WORK OUT THAT PROBLEM WITH THEM.))
OUT Q=work out that problem with them.
Meanwhile Spencer says he will call for a recount.
IN Q=We may also find
OUT Q=and we're still doing that.
Assuming a recount doesn't reverse the outcome of this election, Debra
Buchanan will take her seat on the Board of Supervisors in early January.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Henry County))
The controversy over how to divide power in Virginia's history- making
deadlocked Senate rages on.
Today, Governor George Allen weighed in against some of his Republican
colleagues who'd like to have the courts straighten out the matter.
IN Q=And I would like to see
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHERE WE CAN FIND AREAS WHERE WE
CAN AGREE, AND TALK TO ONE ANOTHER IN A CIVIL MANNER, AND NOT NECESSARILY
FILING LAWSUITS BACK AND FORTH. AND I THINK THAT THAT MIGHT BE, AS FAR AS I'M
CONCERNED, WOULD BE A MORE PRODUCTIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE APPROACH TO TAKE FOR THE
PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=people of Virginia.
Botetourt Republican Bo Trumbo says he agrees that a lawsuit would be
Trumbo says he's "thrilled," because the Senate is (quoting now) "standing
on the vortex of dealing with what government's all about."
Meanwhile, Republican Senator Jane Woods of Fairfax is now sharing the
spotlight with Franklin County's Virgil Goode.
Both have been targeted by the other party to ask them to switch over.
Goode has said he's comfortable as a Democrat.
Woods says "I have NO intention AT THIS TIME of switching parties, and you
can thank Virgil for the wording on that one."
Woods went on to say "this is NOT the Republican party I was proud to be a
part of when I first got involved in politics."
The State Joint Republican Caucus has gotten in a little hot water for its
involvement in the Charlottesville- area Senate contest.
Caucus director Scott Leake confirms that the Republican Caucus was
responsible for mailing out two- thousand postcards last week from a mysterious
group called "Dems for Day."
The postcards bashed both GOP incumbent Ed Robb and Democratic challenger
Emily Couric -- and urged voters to support one of the two independents in the
race, Donal (DON-uhl) Day.
Leake says it was an error in judgment that he used the word "Dems" in the
name of the PAC he set up to send out the post cards.
He says he was trying to point out what he called Couric's drift to the
right- -to liberal voters- -without Robb being blamed for the message.
Couric is the sister of N-B-C Today show host Katie Couric. She won the race
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Ahead on the broadcast, a new partner goes along with Lynchburg's plan for a
and we'll see why federal budget cuts have caused several localities to let
down their guard.
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Downtown Lynchburg will be the site of a 22- million dollar Regional Jail
now that Halifax County has locked into the deal.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./File Tape;
Halifax County's decision saved the project because state law stipulates
that three localities must participate in a regional jail.
Halifax County joins Lynchburg and Campbell County.
Before Halifax County came along, Lynchburg had unsuccessfully tried to get
Bedford County to join.
The 816- inmate jail is expected to be completed in 1999 at the latest.
An American hero was honored today in the hills of Craig County.
IN Q=NAT SOUND TRUMP
A member of the Virginia Tech Regimental Band played taps at the monument to
Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of World War Two.
Murphy was killed in a plane crash on Brush Mountain in 1971.
A veterans group got the monument built and sponsors an annual ceremony
IN Q=The post members just felt
((DAVID KALE/VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS: THE POST MEMBERS JUST FELT IT WAS THEIR
RESPONSIBILITY SINCE IT HAPPENED IN THEIR TERRITORY, FELT LIKE IT WAS AN
OBLIGATION AND THEIR DUTY TO MAKE THE MONUMENT TO AUDIE.))
SUPER=01-David Kale/Veterans of Foreign Wars;
OUT Q=monument to Audie.
Murphy was also a movie star, who made more than 40 films.
Cuts in the nation's defense spending have forced the closure of six
National Guard armories in Virginia.
The list includes the armory in Altavista, which has housed a National Guard
unit for more than 30- years.
Town Manager Stan Goldsmith says the Guard's departure will have more of an
effect on the town's spirit than its economy.
IN Q=This community has
((STAN GOLDSMITH/ALTAVISTA TOWN MANAGER: THIS COMMUNITY HAS A LONG HISTORY OF
SUPPORT AND A PROUD HISTORY OF MILITARY PEOPLE SERVING AND THE GUARD HAS BEEN A
PART OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR YEARS, SO I THINK THE LOSS OF THE GUARD UNIT ITSELF
MORE THAN THE FACILITY IS WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.))
SUPER=01-Stan Goldsmith/Altavista Town Manager; :00
OUT Q=what's really important.
Goldsmith says the building is owned by Campbell County, which will have to
make a decision about what to do with it.
Armories in Tazewell and Vansant are also slated to close.
Former Governor Doug Wilder has been out of office for 20 months.
But the Virginia State Library has yet to get his official papers -- which
library officials say are, by law, state property.
Ellen Qualls reports on the slowly simmering controversy.
IN Q=They have everything
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :20
SUPER=01-Conley Edwards/State Library Archivist; :43
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( They have everything from Patrick Henry to Jerry Baliles.
They'll proudly display Thomas Jefferson's signature.
The official documents of every Virginia Governor but Doug Wilder are kept
in the Virginia State Library.
Wilder says he may send some to the Library that bears his name at nearby
Virginia Union University -- where they'd get more attention.
((THAT MIGHT END UP AT VIRGINIA UNION... THE CURIOUS.))
The State Library folks say the curious are the citizens, and they're the
best curators of the citizens' written history.
((CONLEY EDWARDS: THAT GIVES THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH...POLICIES AND
Wilder says he'd dump three costly storage spaces full of documents on the
new state library if it were complete... but he's got a mountain of sorting to
do, and no help.
((UCLA, FOR TOM BRADLEY'S PAPERS AS MAYOR, THEY PAID AN ARCHIVIST A MILLION
DOLLARS TO JUST SORT OUT.))
Wilder says he's not asking for help, just explaining the delay.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
They may be in separate buildings, but students at Shawsville and
Christiansburg High Schools are now attending classes together.
Officials dedicated their new distance learning classrooms today, made
possible through a grant from Bell Atlantic.
The rooms are fully- interactive so that students and teachers at the two
locations may see and hear each other.
The grant also set up similar sites at Radford University and Virginia
Western Community College.
Now Bell Atlantic is giving another 150 thousand dollars to link four more
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: TODAY WE SEE THE RESULTS OF THAT AWARD
AND THE EXISTING STATE OF THE ART CLASSROOM. TOMORROW WE WILL EXPAND THESE
SITES TO OTHER SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. ))
OUT Q=southwest Virginia.
Boucher is trying to set up a fiber optic network linking all 83 high
schools, colleges and universities in Southwest Virginia.
A quiet day on Wall Street was still enough to set yet another record.
The DOW was UP six points in light trading, closing at 48-hundred-70.
NASDAQ slipped two points.
The second finalist auditioning for conductor of the Roanoke Symphony
Orchestra has started preparing for his Monday night concert.
Rehearsals began this afternoon when Stephen Stein met the musicians for the
Stein is currently the Conductor- In- Residence for the Houston Symphony.
He is known for his energy and ability to put things together under
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IN Q=More than any
((STEPHEN STEIN/SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR CANDIDATE: MORE THAN ANYTHING, IT IS A
PRIVILEGE TO WORK AS A CONDUCTOR TO BE STEEPED IN THE UNENDING BEAUTY OF
COMPOSERS THAT WERE PRIVILEGED TO BRING TO LIFE EACH TIME WE'RE ON THE PODIUM.
THAT MORE THAN ANYTHING GIVES ME MY ENERGY. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen Stein/Symphony Conductor Candidate;
OUT Q=me my energy.
Stein will be rehearsing and meeting the public and with community leaders
throughout the weekend.
He will conduct a "Classic Collection" concert Monday night at the Roanoke
And coming up, Darrell Waltrip's on the Pole for the NAPA 500, Virginia
Tech and Virginia talk about this weekends games.
And we close out the regular season of high school football tonight we'll
hear from Patrick Henry Head coach Ed Scott and take a look at the Friday
Football Extra Schedule.
The Winston Cup season wraps up this Sunday in Atlanta, and this afternoon
Darrell Waltrip made sure Jeff Gordon didn't get all the attention this
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/NAPA 500 Qualifying; :00
Waltrip, and his inconsistent race team put the Western Auto Monte Carlo on
the poll with a lap at 185 point 046 miles an hour.
IN Q="We just need...
((DARRELL WALTRIP/NAPA 500 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/NAPA 500 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...A LOT THIS YEAR."
After his record setting run, Waltrip found out what it's like to be on the
pole - when he actually sat on top of one in victory lane.
Now here's the complete top 25.
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Sports chyron motion
OUT Q=..LOY ALLEN.
With a win over Temple tomorrow at RFK Stadium in the Nation's capital;
the Virginia Tech Hokies can clinch at least a tie for their first Big East
SUPER=03-State College, PA/This Season; :00
The Owls are 1 and 8 on the season, but their record is hardly an
indication of how much Temple has improved over the last three years.
IN Q="I think
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...play a football game"
The 7 and 3 Virginia Cavaliers are in College Park tomorrow for a noon
contest against 6 and 3 Maryland.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Seminoles vs. Cavaliers; :00
The wahoos stunning upset over Florida State put Virginia in position to
at least tie for the ACC title; if they win tomorrow.
IN Q="I don't
((TIKI BARBER:SCORED 14 TOUCHDOWNS THIS YEAR))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Scored 14 Touchdowns This Year; :00
OUT Q=...a lot of focus"
The Terps Scott Milanovich leads the Maryland attack. His top weapon is
Jermaine Lewis, who is the third leading all time ACC wide out for receiving
yards and receptions.
IN Q="I think
((RONDE BARBER:3 INTERCEPTIONS, 54 TACKLES THIS SEASON))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/3 Interceptions 54 tackles This Season; :)0
OUT Q=...play against it"
The Keydets of V-M-I hit the road tomorrow for a game with The Citadel.
V-M-I is 3 and 6 going into the contest kickoff is 3:30.
The Liberty University Flames at 7 and 2 host Georgia Southern at Williams
The game is scheduled for a noon kickoff.
The Generals of Washington and Lee close out their season tomorrow hosting
Swarthmore with a 1:30 kickoff.
Some very interesting games with playoff implications on the final night of
the Friday Football Extra regular season.
For a look at all of tonights games lets check the Friday Football Extra
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."
District title are also on the line tonight at number of sites including
Victory stadium, where Patrick Henry can clinch a share of the Roanoke Valley
championship with a win over Fleming.
But even if the Patriots beat the Colonels they cannot make the playoffs.
IN Q="We could...
((ED SCOTT/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Ed Scott/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...against Cave Spring."
Ironically, that loss to Cave Spring helped put the Knights in the playoffs
even if they lose to Pulaski tonight.
The Roanoke Rush has rescheduled its second round playoff with the
The game will be played Saturday night at 7:30 in Charleston.
the Lightening has beaten the Rush twice this season.