Coming up on News Seven at 11,
Federal workers will be back on the
job tomorrow morning
A budget compromise has been set in motion.
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In Botetourt County, six people were transported to the hospital, after a
three-car collision tonight.
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And Kroger's Teamster employees have agreed to a union contract.
Stay with us-- News 7 at Eleven is up next.
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Hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be back on the job
tomorrow-- and they'll receive back pay.
President Clinton and Republican Congressional leaders are hailing the end
of the six-day budget standoff.
The deal provides a month to negotiate a balanced budget over seven years.
Regina Blakely joins us now with the latest.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Kansas;
Out Q=on the American people.
(( After a day of offers and counter-offers, Senator Bob Dole announced
congressional republicans and President Clinton had reached a compromise.
SEN. BOB DOLE/R-KS: WHAT WE'VE AGREED TO IS IN A VERY BIPARTISAN,
NON-PARTISAN WAY IS A VERY SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION TO WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY
TENSE SITUATION THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS.
The agreement is in two parts congress passed a one day extension which
will bring all government employees back to work tomorrow. also tomorrow, final
approval for the second part legislation which will keep the government
funded through December 15th.
President clinton agreed the budget can be balanced in seven years... using
republican numbers.. but republicans agreed to allow administration input on
the numbers and they agreed to adequate funding for medicare, medicaid,
education, agriculture, and the enviroment... there's also language for tax
cuts for working families.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: THIS AGREEMENT REFLECTS MY PRINCIPLES.. AND THE
REPUBLICANS HAVE RECOGNIZED HOSE PRINICPLES//TONIGHT REPUBLICANS SHOWED THE
FIRST SIGN.. WITHOUT FORCING CUTS... ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.))
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A three-car accident on Route 2-20 in Botetourt County sent six people to
the hospital tonight.
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The head-on collision occurred at about five o'clock near Gala at the Dudley
A state accident reconstruction team was called to the scene.
Four of the injured were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, two were
transported to Alleghany Regional.
No information yet on their conditions.
Three people are charged with murdering a suburban Chicago woman and two of
her children -- and with kidnapping a baby cut out of the mother's womb.
Friends and neighbors gathered for a vigil, after the bodies of Deborah
Evans and two of her children were found Friday.
Her 10-year-old daughter was slain, as well as her 8-year-old son.
Evans was found with a deep gash across her abdomen.
The newborn, named Elijah, is in good health.
The killers also left a 19-month-old boy alive in the woman's apartment
One of those charged today is the father of that toddler.
The vice president arrived today at the Asian leaders summit as a stand-in
for President Clinton.
But Al Gore quickly found himself stepping into a storm of controversy
over the latest rift in the relationship between America and Japan.
Japan's Prime Minister says he urgently wants to reschedule a postponed
summit with President Clinton, to discuss the deployment of U-S military forces
The prime minister's call comes the same weekend that Admiral
Richard Macke (MAK'-ee) was forced to retire for making insensitive
remarks about the rape of a Japanese schoolgirl.
Three U-S servicemen are accused of the rape.
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The Bosnian peace talks are coming down to the wire.
The U-S says negotiations in Ohio will end tomorrow regardless of success or
After nearly three weeks of talks, there are indications that spirited
American mediation will end with an agreement to settle the war in Bosnia.
At least four key issues have been settled.
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Coming up on News-7,
An update on the conditions of the victims in two weekend hunting accidents.
Plus, the end result today after negotiations from Kroger workers and
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A wonderfully uneventful Sunday-- weatherwise, at least.
We have high pressure to thank for the clear skies tonight.
The short work week looks pleasant, too-- with a partly sunny outlook for
A forecast you'll want to stick around for-- coming up.
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Kroger's latest contract offer to the Teamsters Local 1-71 has been
The union workers of the Roanoke County warehouse ratified the proposal 201
votes to 67.
The negotiations heated up earlier this month when the union came close to
Up until today the union workers had been without a contract for a year and
And members say it had been almost seven years since they had a raise.
The NEW contract offers back pay.
All workers will get an additional 25 cents for each hour worked from
February of 94 to this coming February.
In '96 workers will get a 45 cent raise followed by a 25 cent increase in
'97 and 30 cents in '98.
The contract also includes safe driving bonuses for truckers and warehouse
workers can earn safety bonuses.
IN Q=here we are
((JIMMY SHERWOOD/UNION SECRETARY TREASURER: HERE WE ARE SHORT OF THANKSGIVING.
I THINK THE COMPANY KNEW WE WERE PREPARED TO GO.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Union Secretary Treasurer;
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Archie Fralin of Kroger says the company is very pleased they could offer a
contract the union could ratify.
He says both sides should be proud they avoided a costly work stoppage.
Two hunters remain in stable condition following two separate hunting
accidents in Franklin County.
Yesterday morning, 25-year-old Thomas Hughes of Salem was shot in the leg
while hunting in the Hardy area of the county.
Hughes' hunting partner, 27- year-old Stacy Walls, was uncocking the hammer
of his muzzleloading rifle when the gun went off.
On Friday, 42-year- old Johnny Blankenship of Wirtz was shot by a fellow
hunter in the Union Hall section of the county.
James Mattox of Glade Hill was standing about 59 yards away when he
apparently fired the 50 caliber muzzleloader.
With the opening day of general firearms season tomorrow, game officials are
warning hunters to be more conscientious.
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((HENRY: YOU DON'T ONLY HAVE TO BE CONCERNED AT WHAT YOU'RE SHOOTING AT BUT
YOU ALSO HAVE TO BE CONCERNED WHAT POSSIBLY COULD BE BEHIND IT, EVEN IF YOU
CAN'T SEE IT. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Ron Henry/Game Warden;
OUT Q=see it.
Both Walls and Mattox have been charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
If convicted, each face up to a year in prison and a 25-hundred-dollar fine.
Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield will run a full-page newspaper ad in an
attempt to reach about 200-thousand policyholders.
They may be owed refunds for overcharges on hospital bills spanning 19-84 to
Another 300-thousand policyholders will automatically get refunds
totaling 30 MILLION dollars next month for overcharges during the same period.
Trigon has the mailing addresses for those policyholders.
The insurer reopened the refund program at the request of state officials.
Last year, the State Corporation Commission required Trigon to
refund about 70 MILLION to customers because of a former billing practice that
did not include policyholders in discounts that Trigon negotiated with
Grief can manifest itself in several ways-- and experts say it's crucial in
coping with any kind of loss.
But it's often caregivers themselves, or those in the helping fields, who
deny themselves the grieving process.
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SUPER=01-Mary Patsel/Va. Tech Dept. of Human Nutrition; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. William Fintel/Oncologist; :37
OUT Q=of that stuff.
IN Q=If I'm always
((MARY PATSEL/VA. TECH DEPT. OF HUMAN NUTRITION: IF I'M ALWAYS HELPING YOU I
DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH ME, SO THE NURSING PROFESSION, THE SOCIAL WORK, ALL THE
HELPING PROFESSIONS CAN BE JUST REALLY A WAY TO AVOID WORKING THROUGH THEIR OWN
GRIEF OR THEIR OWN LOSSES.))
OUT Q=own losses.
Mary Patsel, speaking at Friday's conference on "Life, Death and Grief"
believes health care workers can't deny their feelings-- and need to go through
the stages of grief like anyone else.
Cancer Specialist Dr. William Fintell tries to work through grief right
along with his patients.
He says he likes to think of himself as a lightning rod, fielding the anger
and bewilderment that can come with a terminal illness.
IN Q=If I'm a good
((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/ONCOLOGIST: IF I'M A GOOD CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY IT WILL
PASS THROUGH ME, HIT THE GROUND AND NOT BURN ME TOO BAD. BUT SOMETIMES I TAKE
THE ANGER PERSONALLY. I TRY NOT TO. SOMETIMES IT IT DIRECTED AT ME, AND I'LL
ACCEPT THAT. BUT MOST OF THE TIME IF I CAN VIEW MYSELF AS A GOOD CONDUCTOR, A
COPPER WIRE I CAN HELP THAT CLOUD GET RID OF SOME OF THAT STUFF.))
OUT Q=of that stuff.
It should also be noted that you can mourn even the loss of a bad habit, or
Whenever a person's sense of self is disrupted, the grieving process-- with
all its it's stages-- can be a tool for recovery.
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We'll let you know if Virginia's economy mimics the Dow Jones' recent rise.
And Monticello gets improvements that will be noticed, but not seen.
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A bank slows plans of mergers,
And the dow hit a record high.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and
central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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First Union CEO Ed Crutchfield may lose the nickname "Fast Eddie" for at
least a little while.
He says the bank will slow down its merger activity, following blockbuster
deals with First Fidelity and Roanoke- based Dominion Bankshares in recent
Speculation about U-S-Air coming under new ownership was grounded this week.
The board at United Airlines decided against making a takeover bid.
Norfolk Southern says voluntary retirements will bring it long term savings,
but in the short run it will cost the railroad 20-million dollars.
58 employees in Roanoke opted for the program offered in September, another
buyout program is still underway.
And a Patrick County company has been honored for the quality and timely
delivery of the belts buckles and straps it makes for military aircraft.
The Air Force awarded Aerial Machine and Tool its Blue Ribbon Contractor
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 120-points,
closing at a record 4989.95.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Also this week, an Appalachian Power employee has sued the company.
John Reardon claims Apco fired him because he suffered from depression.
He says a company official visited him in a psychiatric center and asked him
Reardon, a power line repairman for Apco since 1981, was admitted to a
psychiatric hospital for ten days in July for depression and other problems.
The Virginia Lottery says there was NO big winner in last night's
19-point-four MILLION-dollar Lotto jackpot.
The numbers were nine, 27, 34, 35, 36 and 39.
The estimated jackpot for Wednesday's Lotto is 24 MILLION
At R-F-K Chris Warren and the Seattle Seahawks rolled over the Washington
Redskins 27 to 20.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/NBC SPORTS; :
With the score tied at 3 to 3 Seahawk quarterback Rick Mirer goes up top
and hits Joey Galloway on the 58 yard touchdown strike and Seattle took the 10
to 3 lead early in the second.
But the Redskins answered. Gus Frerotte fires a bullet to Olanda Truitt
for this 18 yard touchdown and the game was tied at 10 to 10 with 9 minutes
left in the second.
Seattle took the lead late in the third Mirer on the play action goes to
Carlester Crumpler from 10 yards out to make it 17 to 10 Seahawks.
Heath Shuler replaced Frerotte in the fourth and he throws the first of
two interceptions Robert Blackman picking this one off giving Seattle Good
Several plays later Warren takes SUPER=30-Seattle/=27/Washington/=20;
the hand off and bangs his way over the goal line from the five yard line and
the Seahawks win the game 27 to 20.
The Carolina Panthers pick up another win Kerry Collins passed for 201
yards and two touchdowns as Carolina beat Arizona 27 to 7.
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/FOX SPORTS; :
Collin's first touchdown pass was this 7 yarder to tight end Pete Metzelaars
giving Carolina a 7 to nothing lead early in the first quarter.
The Panthers took a 14 to nothing lead when Collin's hits Bob Christan on
this two yard touchdown pass make it 14 to nothing in the second quarter.
The Panthers sealed the win when SUPER=30-Carolina/=27/Arizona/==7;
Anthony Johnson takes this Collin's handoff and scores from the 23 Carolina
whips Arizona 27 to 7.
Don Majkowski replaced injured Scott Mitchell and threw an 11 yard
touchdown pass to Herman Moore as the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 24 to 17.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :
Detroit took the lead in the third quarter. Barry Sanders takes the
handoff and races down field for the 29 yard touchdown and a 17 to 10 Lion
But the Bears Rallied Erik Kramer calls his own number he keeps it and
scores from one yard out and the game was tied at 17 to 17 in the fourth
then with 2-minutes left in the SUPER=30-Detroit/=24/Chicago/=17;game
Majkowski, a former U-V-A quarterback hooks up with Moore on the 11 yard
touchdown pass and Detroit wins it 24 to 17.
Pittsburgh scored the final 36 points of the game in a win over Cincinnati
and Emmitt Smith scored three touchdowns as the Cowboys beat the Raiders.
For all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
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OUT Q=....KANSAS CITY."
And coming up, The game is in the book but Virginia officials are
investigating an incident that happened in front of the U-V-A bench involving
trainer Joe Geick on the final play of yesterday's game against Virginia Tech.
and Roanoke College wins the Salem Bank and Trust tournament championship
over at the Bast Center.
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Virginia and Virginia Tech have each had a night to sleep on yesterdays
exciting in state battle won by the Hokies.
And Steve Mason says; the 77th meeting between the two schools was a roller
coaster ride both a few Hokies and a few Cavaliers.
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SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/230 Yards Passing, 2 TDs, 3 INTs; :30
SUPER=01-Bryan Still/5 Catches, 125 Yards; 1:00
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/58 Yards Rushing, 1 TD; 1:18
SUPER=01-Percy Ellsworth/UVa Strong Safety; 1:28
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/188 Yards Passing, 1 TD; 1:40
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:57
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The victory moves the Hokies to the 13-th spot in the A-P College football
poll and Virginia drops to 19-th.
Last night Virginia Athletic Director Terry Holland issued a statement in
response to reports of an incident on the last play of yesterday's football
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ABC SPORTS; :
It happened when Antonio Banks picked off the Mike Groh pass and was
headed down the sideline in front of the Cavalier bench.
Cavalier head trainer Joe Gieck stuck out his left leg as Banks was headed
down the sideline for the game ending touchdown.
In response to the incident Holland issued the following statement. "we
will review the tapes on Sunday and meet with any individual or individuals
close to the source of the incident in an attempt to determine exactly what
took place. By Monday we will submit a thorough report to the Atlantic Coast
The release also stated that any action by the University and/or the A-C-C
will be announced before the team plays again.
Roanoke College and Oglethorpe University went head to head in the
championship game of the Salem Bank and Trust Tournament.
SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Oglethorpe; :
The Maroons were determined to keep the title in Salem for another year.
But Ogelthorpe went to work inside Ryan Vickers drives to the hoop and
passes to Keith McCullough for the easy layup and a two point lead.
Roanoke came right back going inside Nathan Hungate works the baseline and
passes to Tim Braun for the inside score to tie the game.
Ogelthorpe then went to the outside game Ryan Strong nails the jumper from
the side of the Key.
Then Kevin Sigafoes gets the SUPER=34-Roanoke/=93/Oglethorpe/=67;
Maroons out on the break but he passes it to Braun who knocks it in off the
glass and Roanoke wins it 93 to 67.
Latina Davis sparked a 14 to nothing second half run as number six Tennessee
beat the third ranked Lady Cavaliers of Virginia 78 to 75 in the State Farm
Hall of Fame Tip off Classic in Knoxville.
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Louisiana Tech and top ranked Connecticut went to the wire. Debra Williams
hits the three to make it 81 to 79 Tech.
Connecticut's Lakisha Sayles drives to the hoop and misses but Kara
Wolters puts it back in to tie the game at 81 in overtime.
Williams then drives to the hoop SUPER=34-Louisiana
Tech/=83/Connecticut/=81;for the easy score and the Lady Techsters get the 83
to 81 upset in overtime.
And Freshman Kim Hairston scored 16 as Radford beat the Maryland Elites 86
A change is in the air at Monticello.
Thomas Jefferson's home is receiving a new and greatly improved heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning system.
Lara Derby has the story.
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SUPER=01-Michael Merriman/Monticello Dir. of Buildings; :15
SUPER=01-Lara Derby/Reporting; :48
SUPER=01-Dan Jordan/Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation; 1:01
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Taylor/Head Tour Guide; 1:29
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(( A priceless collection at risk", that's how Dan Jordan, the president
of the Thomas Jefferson foundation described Monticello before the
installation of a new heating and cooling system.
THE NEW COMPUTER CONTROLLED SYSTEM WHICH WILL COST 7 HUNDRED THOUSAND
DOLLARS REPLACES A CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM THAT WAS ORIGINALLY
INSTALLED IN 1954 AND WAS UPGRADED SLIGHTLY IN 1974. MONTICELLO
OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW EQUIPMENT WILL MODERATE THE TEMPERATURE AND
HUMIDITY WHILE CLEANING THE AIR.
Tour guides promise that those who visit during this time of construction
will see a new and extraordinary monticello.
Monticello officials say the installation should be complete within
Lara Derby, Charlottesville, VA))