Coming up on seven at 11,
Senator Bob Dole has won a very important straw poll today in the state of
And a Roanoke man is in stable condition tonight after police pulled his
body from the trunk of his car.
And in the last seconds the Hokies of Virginia Tech pull out a HEROIC win to
become the top dog in the state.
News seven at eleven is next.
Two freight trains collided this afternoon near Laramie, Wyoming.
One person was killed and another badly burned when the trains caught fire.
Both trains were on the same track.
One of the trains was not moving and the other hit it from the rear killing
an engineer and injuring a conductor who had to be airlifted to a burn center
A local highway has been closed for safety reasons and residents of the
Laramie area have been issued air quality advisories because of the smoke
generated by the burning trains.
A 30 car pile up in California leaves one dead and at least 17 seriously
One of the injured was a former baseball great.
Baseball legend Don Larson was seriously injured.
He and his wife Corrine are in stable condition at Mercy Medical Center in
Mount Shasta, California.
The California Highway Patrol says the multi-car pileup on Interstate five
along the Oregon-California border was caused by a big rig truck trying to
avoid another 18-wheeler.
The truck lost control crashing through the center divider into oncoming
Congress made a lot of noise today, but their work was in vain.
In fact, most of the work today wasn't about the budget, but they are to
continue working on it tomorrow.
Both sides want to end the five- day government shutdown, but not enough to
give up their moral ground.
Kent Jarrell has more.
IN Q=Tonight republicans announced
SUPER=01-Sen. Pete Domenici/(R) New Mexico; :07
SUPER=01-Leon Panetta/White House Chief of Staff; :36
SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Mica/Florida; 1:05
SUPER=01-Kent Jarrell/Reporting; 1:26
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.
(( Tonight republicans announced they had sent their new counter offer down to
the white house for consideration.
SEN. PETE DOMENICI, R-NEW MEXICO
No word whether the latest offer is acceptable to the white house..the chief
of staff earlier was demanding congress work through the weekend.
LEON PANETTA, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: IT'S A TOUGH NEGOTIATION.
Lawmakers are tired tempers are short Republican Mica of Florida was
criticizing the president for going back and forth on how long it should take
to balance the budget.
REP. DAN MICA, R-FL: WELL MY COLLEAGUES WE'RE HERE TO NAIL THE LITTLE
That caused an uproar and an apology.
KENT JARRELL/REPORTING: WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS AND THE PRESIDENT WILL STUDY
THE LATEST OFFER OVERNIGHT...MEETINGS ARE THEN SCHEDULED WITH REPUBLICANS
TOMORROW ON CAPITOL HILL.
NO REAL WORD WHETHER THIS LATEST OFFER WILL TURN INTO AN AGREEMENT TO
END THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.
KENT JARRELL FOR CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
G-O-P presidential front-runner Bob Dole has passed a key test -- but his
top rivals insist he's not invincible.
The Senate majority leader from Kansas won a major Florida straw
poll today, capturing 33 percent of the vote.
Texas Senator Phil Gramm finished second with 26 percent, and former
Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander was third with 22 percent.
The Dole camp is hailing it as a big win and say their next stop is the
IN Q=We will
((SEN. BOB DOLE/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE WILL DEFEAT PRESIDENT CLINTON AND WE
WILL INSTALL IN HIS PLACE A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO'S VISION AND
VALUES AND CHARACTER MAKE HIM FIT TO LEAD THE GREAT PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=of America.
Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan was in fourth place.
He was hurt by a strong performance by candidate Alan Keyes.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7, an Admiral stepped down from his post today.
He retired early in response to controversy about the rape of an Okinawa
And a Roanoke man who has been missing since Thursday is in stable condition
after being found in the trunk of his car.
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We're starting to see a break in the clouds as a cold front moves out of the
For the most part, we'll see a run- of- the mill kind of November night.
Normal daytime highs today will be followed by normal overnight lows.
Quiet weather for now-- then some snow showers possibly on the way next
But the complete forecast is on way in just a few minutes-- stay tuned.
MUSIC UP FULL
The commanding officer of the three men on trial for the rape of a
twelve-year-old Okinawa girl has agreed to step down.
Admiral Richard Macke of the Pacific Fleet commented that the rape could
have been avoided if the servicemen had instead sought a prostitute.
The comment caused outrage among the Okinawans, and prompted calls for his
Macke issued a written apology, but it wasn't enough, so the Commander
The Bosnian Foreign Minister who is considered a strong voice for Muslim's
in the region resigned today.
In a news conference he said his resignation was required to implement peace
by reorganizing the federation's government to include a balance of power
between Croats and Muslims.
The foreign minister admits he is NOT happy with portions of the talks but
said compromise is part of negotiations.
The ongoing talks produced an agreement between Bosnian Muslims and Croats
to hand over more power to the federation government.
Police say a Roanoke man is in stable condition tonight after they found him
in the trunk of his car.
According to police, Vernon Laughon, was reported missing on Thursday.
The identity of the person who reported it has not been released, but police
say the caller told them Laughon left in his car with a woman.
This morning police received a tip that Laughon's car was parked on Sixth
Street near Highland Avenue and that a body was in the trunk.
When police arrived they found Mitzi Horton in the driver's seat.
Horton told police Laughon allowed her to use his car.
The officers found the trunk key in Horton's pocket and that's when Laughon
He told police the last thing he remembered was being choked by Horton and
then waking up in the trunk.
Horton was arrested for parole violation.
She is now being charged with abduction.
Investigators say other charges are pending.
An Axton man is still in a Martinsville hospital after being shot last
The shooter is in the Henry County Jail.
Investigators say 34-year-old Marshall Junior Martin was shot four times
during an argument.
He suffers from wounds to his leg, stomach, chest, and head.
35-year-old Timothy Curtis Martin, also of Axton, is charged with malicious
wounding and using a firearm in commission of a felony.
Police believe the shooting may be related to the vandalism of cars that
occurred earlier in the week.
Timothy Martin is in the Henry County Jail on 75-hundred dollars bond.
Police say the men are distant cousins.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next on news 7, we'll take a look at some area programs which are giving
hope to Generation-Xers.
They offer motivation and helpful role- models.
And the YMCA is trying to "Rekindle the Glow" that has been missing in the
Roanoke area for almost a decade.
We'll have more on that when News 7 continues.
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Clifton Forge has joined about 40 other Virginia localities and adopted a
curfew for juveniles.
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The curfew, adopted last night, is designed to crack down on juvenile crime.
The curfew will make it illegal for persons under the age of 18 to
roam the streets at night.
The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect December first.
On Friday and Saturday nights, the curfew will be in effect from midnight to
On other nights, those under 18 should be home by eleven.
Violators could be fined 500 dollars.
With the rise of crime and and problems in school a lot of critics have
written our youth off and have labeled them Generation-X.
Especially for those in the inner city.
However, there are some people at a YMCA in Roanoke who have not given up--
and are doing something about it.
IN Q=Program Director Millard
SUPER=01-Millard Bolden/YMCA Program Director; :11
SUPER=01-Tity Jahlloh/Volunteer; :27
SUPER=07-Ariel Taylor; 1:11
OUT Q=with their homework. QUICK OUT!!!!
((YMCA Program Director Millard Bolden says they have a lot to offer in after
((MILLARD BOLDEN/YMCA PROGRAM DIRECTOR: THIS PROGRAM OFFERS AN AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAM FOCUSED ON TUTORING, WHERE WE HAVE TUTORS COME IN TO HELP THEM DO THEIR
HOMEWORK DAILY. THEY COME IN TO DO RECREATION FOR THIRTY MINUTES AND A
NUTRITIONAL SNACK. THIS IS ON A FIVE DAY A WEEK PROGRAM.))
Teenaged Volunteers also serve as mentors in the program.
((TITY JAHLLOH/VOLUNTEER: IF THEY DON'T HAVE HOMEWORK THEN MYSELF, VOLUNTEER,
OR MISS TRENT WILL ASSIGN THEM MATH PROBLEMS, OR TO READ AN ARTICLE AND WRITE
ABOUT IT. AND THEN THOSE WHO DO HAVE HOMEWORK IF THEY ASK US FOR IT WE GIVE
One parent says her children's study habits have improved.
((MITZI NEWBILL/PARENT: THE HOMEWORK. THE HOMEWORK HAS BEEN GREAT. TO HAVE
SOMEBODY TO PITCH IN AND HELP ME WITH THE THREE HAVING HOMEWORK EVERY EVENING
BY MYSELF WAS GETTING HARD TO DO. THEY HAVE JUST TAKEN THAT AND TURNED MY
CHILDREN THAT I WAS HAVING FIGHT WITH INTO HONOR ROLE STUDENTS. ALL THREE FOR
THE PAST THREE YEARS SINCE THEY'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PROGRAM.))
The children say they also lend a helping hand.
((ARIEL TAYLOR: IF I DON'T HAVE ANY HOMEWORK. I ASK MISS TRENT CAN I HELP
SOMEBODY WITH THEIR HOMEWORK AND I GET TO GO HELP PEOPLE WITH THEIR HOMEWORK.))
For more information about the YMCA and it's programs join us tomorrow
morning for On Record at eleven.
Virginia Tech and Virginia both played like champions this afternoon but
the Hokies scored on a touchdown and interception in the games closing seconds
to beat the Cavaliers 36 to 29.
Mike Stevens has more on Tech's ninth straight win.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tech vs Virginia; :00
SUPER=01-Todd White/UVa Defensive Tackle; 1:09
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Two TD's And 230 Yards; 1:39
SUPER=01-Jermaine Holmes/Two TD Catches; 1:45
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/=36/Virginia/=29; 1:54
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; 2:02
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; 2:10
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Quarterback; 2:16
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
The Cavaliers will share the A-C-C championship with Florida State. The
Seminoles beating Maryland this afternoon 59 to 17.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/JP SPORTS; :
Early in the first quarter Pooh Bear Williams bulls over from the one and
the Seminoles took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Terps answered early in the second quarter as Scott Milanovich goes to
the air and hits Walt Williams on the 33 yard touchdown pass to make it 14 to 7
But Warrick Dunn iced the win with SUPER=36-Florida
State/=59/Maryland/=17;two second half touchdowns, this one from 24 yards out.
Florida State beats Maryland 59 to 17.
Miami and Syracuse head for a showdown in the Big East. For those and all
of today's college and high school football scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, The Express hosted Birmingham at the Roundhouse tonight.
And scores and highlights from girls basketball regional championships.
The Roanoke Express were looking to get back in the winning mode tonight as
they entertained the Birmingham Bulls at the Roundhouse.
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Frank Anzalone's club could go above the .500 mark with a win in this the
only regular season matchup with Birmingham.
But the Bulls charged out of the gate early. John Joyce attempts to dish
the puck but it's deflected back to him and he slaps it into the net for a
Roanoke tied things up and then took the lead when Ilya Dubkov picks up
the loose puck and scores to make it 2 to 1 Express and Roanoke goes on to win
it 5 to 3.
Tonight Lord Botetourt and William Byrd met for the 4th time this season
in girls basketball to determine the regional championship and next week's
state playoff pairings.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Lady Cavs vs. Lady Terriers;
The Terriers were primed to make it four in a row over the upstart Lady
Byrd jumped on top early. Kristi Dyer slices down the lane and scores the
easy layin off the board.
Botetourt went inside to Sara Hicks who knocks down the jumper along the
baseline to keep her team in it.
But the Cavailers were too much for the Terriers tonight as they
SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/=44/William Byrd/=37/;
take the Region 3 crown 44 to 37.
And one other score Grundy beats Blacksburg 65 to 60.
The Lady Buffalos of Floyd County won the Region C championship tonight
beating Northwood 58 to 44.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Floyd Co. vs Northwood; ;
Northwood entered the game hoping to keep Floyd from repeating as regional
The Lady Panthers got a good start early as Carrie McNew drives to the
line and hits the jumper from the foul
line for the early lead.
But Floyd answers as Amy Vest drives and feeds the bounce pass inside to
Charity Shrewsbury she lays it in off the glass to tighten the game.
In the second period the Panthers kept up their offensive assault as
Serina Jones gives the no look pass to Jennifer Gillespie who banks it in for
And Floyd would hang close as Amy SUPER=34-Floyd
Co./=58/Northwood/=44;Vest passes to Karen Pursifull who hits the three
pointer and Floyd County wins it 58 to 44.
Over at the Bast Center tonight Roanoke College beat Elizabeth Town 95 to
The Maroons will play Ogelthorpe in the championship game tomorrow
afternoon. Ogelthorpe beat Ferrum 83 to 97.
In other scores, Radford beat Sports Reach 112 to 69 Hampden-Sydney over
Staten Island 87 to 73 and Albright beat 85 Washington and Lee 85 to 77. And
Lynchburg beat Chowan 73 to 64.
The Atlanta Committee for The Olympic Games or A-C-O-G is still relying on
its brick sales with an added incentive.
SUPER=03-Pickens County, GA/Friday;
The Brick Program has fallen well short of projected revenues.
A-C-O-G is hoping Christmas sales will help.
Everyone who buys an engraved brick will also be entering a lottery for
December 31st is the cutoff for those who wish to have their names engraved
in the Olympic's Centennial Park just in time for the 19-96 festivities.
Volunteers and community leaders hope to re-kindle the glow of camp fires of
a camp once owned by the YMCA.
For 60 years the Y operated Camp Roanoke, but in 19-85 the last camp fire
was put out.
Today the Camp Roanoke Fund Raising Committee launched its campaign called
"Rekindle The Glow."
The money raised will go to phase two of the camp renovations.
The camp is available for programs such as company retreats.
And this summer it played host to DARE camp.
Members of the committee hope the camp will benefit the younger residents of
the Roanoke Valley most.
IN Q=the younger
((LYNN RICKER/COMMITTEE MEMBER: THE YOUNGER GENERATION NEEDS MORE ACTIVITIES
SO THEY CAN GAIN CONFIDENCE AND LEARN TO WORK WITH OTHERS AND GIVE THEMSELVES
SUPER=01-Lynn Ricker/Committee Member;
OUT Q=themselves confidence
Now the committee wants to raise 250-thousand dollars to complete the work.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is challenging citizens to get
involved by allocating 50-thousand dollars to the project.
The effort to revitalize the camp started in 19-93.
Ted Susac (sus-ak) and Lynn Ricker helped launch the effort.
Their reward for all their work is this plaque renaming the dining hall.
Although it's a little more than a month away, Old Saint Nick made one of
his first stops today in southwest Virginia.
The annual Raleigh Court Children's Mini Christmas Parade kicked-off the
Christmas season in Roanoke this morning.
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((BAND MUSIC PLAYING... ))
OUT Q=nat sound
Local marching bands played holiday tunes as spectators enjoyed the show.
Thousands of participants from pre-school to high school gathered to open
the parade season.
Cub scouts, girl scouts and walking Christmas presents lead the way down
And there were even wagons hauling all kinds of animals such as bunnies,
cows and little lions.