Coming up on News seven at six the government will run out of money if the
President keeps his promise.
And one community in Roanoke is hoping to jazz up the business in their
area, we'll have a live report.
In sports, Dale Earnhardt wins the race but Jeff Gordon the Points
Championship and Virginia Tech and Virginia move up in the college poll.
A day to recover after yesterday's wild weather--
But you could call it the calm before ANOTHER winter storm on the way.
At midnight tomorrow the government will run out of money unless Congress
passes and President Clinton signs a bill to extend its spending authority.
The President has vowed to veto the Republican plan he's expected to get
Clinton disagrees with Republicans adding Medicare changes to the interim
Congressman Rick Boucher says he supports a presidential veto of the
Republican budget measures, a move which could lead to a government shutdown.
G-O-P representatives pushed their temporary borrowing and spending bills
through the House on Friday.
The Senate is expected to take a final vote Monday.
Boucher says President Clinton SHOULD veto the bills, because of the
controversial budget cuts Republicans have attached to them.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER: AND I THINK THE BETTER COURSE TO TAKE FOR THE NEW MAJORITY
IN THE CONGRESS IS TO PASS A CLEAN EXTENSION THAT WILL GIVE US ALL THE TIME
THAT WE NEED IN ORDER TO NEGOTIATE THE KINDS OF FUNDING REDUCTIONS THAT WE ALL
KNOW WILL TAKE PLACE WITH REGARD TO A NUMBER OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS. ))
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If neither side backs down, 800 thousand federal employees will be
furloughed and a number of government services will shut down Monday at
Virginia Senator John Warner says Congress and President Clinton should work
together to avoid a shut-down.
The senator says he supports G-O-P efforts to reduce the size of government
and government spending.
Warner says there is still time to accomplish those goals without gridlock.
Some critics say the gridlock is causing the American people to become
impatient with the new Republican led Congress.
But despite the discontent Warner says he's still the most popular
Republican with ALL registered voters in Virginia.
SS=News 7 Poll
A recent News 7-- Roanoke Times poll shows 53-percent of voters have a
favorable opinion of Warner.
That's up from July.
But within his own party Warner faces stiff competition from economist Jim
G-O-P support for Warner has held steady at 41-percent, while Miller has
seen a slight increase to 39-percent.
But Warner says statewide support is what really matters.
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((U.S. SENATOR JOHN WARNER: FURTHEST THING FROM MY MIND IS A YEAR FROM TODAY.
BUT STATEWIDE I PULL VERY STRONGLY AMONG ALL THE THREE MILLION PERSONS IN
VIRGINIA ELIGIBLE TO VOTE. AND I KEEP WELL ABOVE THE 50-PERCENT MARK AND THAT'S
THE ONLY POLL YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON.))
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The News 7 poll also showed Democratic candidate MARK Warner-- no relation
to the incumbent-- would face DEFEAT at the hands of EITHER Republican, if the
election were held today.
But in a GENERAL election, JOHN Warner is the MUCH stronger candidate
against MARK Warner.
Two of Rockbridge County's long- time Constitutional officers were defeated
last week at the polls.
Gordon Saunders was one of the winners.
He beat incumbent Eric Sisler in a three- way race for Commonwealth's
Saunders says VOTERS were dissatisfied with Sisler's job as prosecutor.
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((GORDON SAUNDERS: I DID SEE PEOPLE WHO SERVED ON JURIES AND PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN
WITNESSES IN CASES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THAT JUST FELT THAT CASES JUST
WEREN'T WELL PRESENTED AND PREPARED.))
SUPER=01-Gordon Saunders/Commonwealth's Attorney-Elect;
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While Sisler wanted to make it a full- time job, Saunders does not.
He will maintain his private practice behind the County Courthouse, and be a
The other election upset in this community was in the Treasurer's Office.
Carol Hines defeated Treasurer Charles Potter with 57-percent of the vote.
Hines is the widow of slain State Trooper JERRY Hines.
Carol Hines already works in the Treasurer's Office.
Because she still has to work for Potter for two more months, she decided
NOT to discuss her victory on camera.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says state Republicans did pretty well in last
And those races that went to Democrats, Goodlatte says voter turnout was the
He says in Roanoke, incumbent Democrats worked hard to get supporters to the
Goodlatte says other candidates also benefited from the turnout.
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((U.S. CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: UNFORTUNATELY BRANDON BELL LOST AS A RESULT
OF THAT. HE GOT MORE VOTES THAN WHEN HE WAS ELECTED IN 1991, BUT THE TURNOUT
WAS HIGHER AND THAT COST HIM. ELSEWHERE, IN MY DISTRICT WE DID VERY WELL. WE
PICKED UP TWO SENATE SEATS.))
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Republican Emmit Hanger won the SENATE seat in Shenandoah Valley and G-O-P
candidate Steve Newman was elected in Lynchburg.
Goodlatte also says the party held on to three open house seats in the sixth
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
Denise Allen will join us live from the Jazz Jam-- where local musicians are
entertaining on Henry Street.
And we'll show you how a Roanoke Housing authority plan is music to the ears
of some low and moderate income families.
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A much quieter weather day after yesterday's fury of high winds and
The Northwesterly winds finally diminished this afternoon after early
morning gusts near 45 miles an hour.
Cloudy skies tonight-- then a developing winter storm will bring another
batch of snow and rain late tomorrow.
You'll want to stay tuned for details on that-- coming up in the forecast.
MUSIC UP FULL
For many to build a house is a dream come true.
Now the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority wants to help make that
dream a reality.
The Authority has just completed a model home for the Homeownership
HOP helps moderate and low income families buy their first home.
There are several floor plans available.
The homes are customized to meet the needs of the buyer.
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((WESLEY WHITE/DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: THE MAIN THING IS TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING, WHICH IN A LOT OF CASES IS NOT AVAILABLE TO LOW-MOD INCOME FAMILIES.
WE'RE TRYING TO FIT THAT NICHE AND WE THINK HOME OWNERSHIP DEFINITELY BENEFITS
SUPER=01-Wesley White/Development Director;
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The model is a three bedroom, one and a half story home.
There is a cathedral ceiling in the living and dining area.
This house will go for around 67-thousand dollars.
But the Authority is building other less expensive models.
The proceeds from the sale of these homes will go back to HOP.
Visionaries have been talking about revitalizing Henry Street for years.
In its hey days the area was the entertainment mecca for the black
But can this area be re-developed?
Dble box Ron/Denise
Denise Allen is at the Henry Street Music Center.
Denise, is this area still a viable business district?
(Ron, there's a lot of activity here tonight because of the annual jazz jam.)
But it's going to take time and A LOT of money to bring back the days when
the likes of James Brown, Cab Calloway and Nat King Cole played here.
Roll cue:nat king cole played here.
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SUPER=01-Matt Kennell/Downtown Roanoke Inc.; :18
SUPER=01-Noel Taylor/Henry St. Revival Committee; :36
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In the 1950's music poured from the clubs on Henry Street.
The old Dumas Hotel or the Music Center-as it's now called-is the only place
to go when you're thirsty for jazz.
Many say rebuilding the area could only help Roanoke.
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((MATT KENNELL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.: WE NEED ONE PERSON OR ONE GROUP OF
COMPANIES TO COME IN AND REALLY LEAD THE EFFORT AND TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.))
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The Henry Street Revival Committee is in the process of looking for
businesses to relocate in the area.
They say now The Hotel Roanoke is up and running, it's time to put Henry
Street back on the map.
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((NOEL TAYLOR/HENRY ST REVIVAL COMMITTEE: WE HAVE THE MUSIC CENTER, BUT THAT'S
JUST ONE PIECE OF THE PROJECT AND I THINK FOR IT TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON A
CONTINUING MANNER THAT WE MUST TRY TO DEVELOP BOTH SIDES OF HENRY STREET.))
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People are visiting Henry Street once again tonight to listen to jazz.
The Henry Street Music Center and Jazz Institute is hosting Jazz Jam 7.
Here's a taste of what's going on.
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(Susan Bare is one of the organizers of this event.
Susan, the music goes on for two more hours. What's on the ticket for the
next few hours?)
SUPER=01-Susan Bare/TAP's Director of Programming;
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toss to Ron
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There will be plenty of music tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The second finalist for conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra will be
there in concert.
Stephen Stein will conduct the Orchestra in a CLASSIC COLLECTION at eight
Stein is currently the Conductor of the Houston Symphony.
He's the second of five finalists auditioning for the position of Music
MUSIC ON TAPE
A couple of downtown Roanoke traditions will be no more.
But things aren't all bad.
Virginia is considered a great place to relocate a business.
Stay tuned for the News 7 Business Review.
MUSIC UP FULL
Two well-known fixtures in downtown Roanoke call it quits, and a radical
change for a Radford company.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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One of Roanoke's loftier eating establishments will close its doors next
The Jefferson Club says new tax laws led to a declining dining membership on
the 16th floor of the First Union Building.
Another downtown institution will shut down next year.
Heironimus will vacate its familiar space on Jefferson Street, as Roanoke
joins the ranks of other Virginia cities that no longer have a downtown
Virginia has apparently gained a reputation as a good place to move a
The Commonwealth placed fifth in a recent ranking of the best states for
Plans to add 400 workers and operate 24 hours a day have been put on hold at
the Goodyear tire plant in Danville.
Company and union negotiators can't seem to agree upon the conditions needed
to make the plant run seven days a week.
The RADVA Corporation of Radford will get out of the business of making its
patented building panels so it can move into another arena.
The company wants to concentrate on its overseas business, which is booming.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 45-points,
closing at a record 4870.37.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
And coming up, Jeff Gordon is among the youngest drivers to win a Winston
Cup Points Championship. Virginia moves up in the A-P Poll.
And Virginia Tech moves into the top 20 after beating Temple yesterday to
clinch at least a share of the Big East Conference Championship.
Dale Earnhardt won the race but the big winner in the NAPA 500 this
afternoon in Hampton, Georgia was third year driver Jeff Gordon.
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Gordon, who needed only a 41-st finish to capture his first points
championship, took care of it himself.
On lap 61 he waited for Sterling Marlin to pit and he led a lap giving him
the 1995 Winston Cup Points championship.
Gordon won seven races this year and he led Dale Earnhardt by 147 points
entering today's race.
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((JEFF GORDON/WINSTON CUP POINTS CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Winston Cup Points Champion; :
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Earnhardt had the dominate car and early in the race he would lead the field
by as much as 3 seconds.
Hut Stricklin went high on the track and hit the wall bringing out the
second caution of the day the first because of a crash.
Ernie Irvan was having another good run he was in second place behind
Earnhardt with 100 laps to go in the race.
But Earnhardt did everything he had to do to win the title he led the most
laps and he took the checkered flag winning the NAPA 500 for his fifth win of
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((DALE EARNHARDT/NAPA 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/NAPA 500 Winner; :
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Sterling Marlin was second, Rusty Wallace third, Bill Elliott fourth and
Ward Burton fifth.
With yesterday's 38-16 win over Temple; Virginia Tech heads into it's
final game of the regular season against UVa having already secured the
school's first ever Big East title.
And, Steve Mason says, the Hokies are experiencing little trouble
celebrating the milestone, even with bowl questions and the Cavaliers on the
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SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :11
SUPER=01-George Rozelle/Fiesta Bowl Representative; :43
SUPER=01-J.C. Price/Virginia Tech Defensive Tackle; 1:06
SUPER=01-Bryan Still/Virginia Tech Flanker; 1:15
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Virginia Tech Fullback; 1:24
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((The Hokies 38 to 6 win over Temple has earned them at least a tie for the for
the Conference title. And a possibility of having to share the crown takes
nothing away from the Hokies.
FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: DON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO ME. THE
NAME ON THAT RING...THE BIG EAST CHAMPS ON OUR RING IS GONNA BE THE VERY SAME
SIZE. DON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO ME. WE'RE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE BIG
EAST. I THINK WE ADD SOMETHING TO THE BIG EAST TOO.
The only bowl present at RFK was the Fiesta Bowl. And while the National
championship bowl was there for cosmetic reasons only, it will send a strong
message about the Hokies back to the alliance.
GEORGE ROZELLE/FIESTA BOWL REPRESENTATIVE: THIS CCROWD, FOR ONE THING. BEING
AWAY FROM HOME. 4,5 HOURS UP HERE FROM BLACKSBURG. THEY GOT A HECK OF A CROWD
HERE, ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD, THAT WILL TELL BOWL PEOPLE THAT VIRGINIA TECH FANS
WILL FOLLOW THEM AND GO WITH 'EM.
Miami and Syracuse each lose another conference game, Tech wins the Big East
outright. And the Hokies are guaranteed a bid to an alliance bowl. But
Virginia, not bowling is on their minds.
J.C. PRICE/VIRGINIA TECH DEFENSIVE TACKLE: RIGHT NOW WE'RE GONNA CELEBRATE THIS
ONE, CELEBRATE BEING BIG EAST CHAMPS AND GETTING READY FOR VIRGINIA AND
WHATEVER BOWL WANTS US THAT'S THE ONE WE WANT TO GO TO WE DON'T WANT TO BE
NOBODY'S SECOND CHOICE. IF YOU DON'T WANT US, YOU'LL ALL GO WITH IT. WE'RE
NOT REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE BOWL. WE HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT'LL TAKE CARE OF
ITSELF WE'LL JUST GO OUT AND PLAY NEXT WEEK AND LET THE BOWL SITUATION TAKE
CARE OF ITSELF.
AS FAR AS BOWLS, WE'RE HEARING SOMETHING FROM THE SUGAR, MAYBE THE ORANGE. BUT
WE'VE JUST GOT TO GO OUT AND PLAY--WE'VE GOT ONE MORE GAME LEFT, AND MAYBE WE
CAN LOCK UP A BIG BOWL.
The fruits of Tech's labor have yet to be picked. All the Hokies have left to
do to make the bowl alliance's choice a little easier is to win in
Charlottesville. At RFK, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
The Hokies moved to 20-th in the A-P college football poll.
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At College Park yesterday, Tiki Barber and Kevin Brooks both rushed for over
100 yards as the Cavaliers beat Maryland to claim a share of the A-C-C title.
The Victory also moves Virginia to 13-th in the A-P College football Poll.
Nebraska remains number one followed by Ohio State, Florida, Tennessee, and
Rounding out the top 10 are Florida State, Kansas State, Notre Dame,
Colorado and Texas.
Brett Favre, playing on a sore ankle, threw a team record five touchdown
passes as the Packers outscored Chicago 35 to 28.
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX SPORTS; :
The two teams were battling for first place in the N-F-C Central.
In the first quarter, Favre goes to the air and Hits Robert Brooks on this
29 yard touchdown strike and the Packers took the 14 to 7 lead.
But the Bears came right back Erik Krammer drops back in the pocket and hits
Curtis Conway on the 46 yard touchdown pass, Conway's second of the day to tie
it at 21 to 21.
The game was tied at 28 to 28 when SUPER=30-Green
Bay/=35/Chicago/=28;Favre throws the screen pass to Edgar Bennett he takes it
from 16 yards out and the Packers beat the Bears 35 to 28.
The Raiders beat the Giants and New England upsets Miami for those and all
of today's N-F-L scores let's check the boards.
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