Up Next on News 7--
Area teamsters say yes to an offer from Kroger.
In Franklin County,another hunter is shot-- that, as general firearms season
In sports, The Seattle Seahawks beat the Redskins at R-F-K and a look at
the play in front of the U-V-A bench in yesterday's game with Tech that the
University is investigating.
Sunday lived up to its name-- now that high pressure's settling in.
We'll see a mixture of sun and clouds this week-- plus a holiday forecast
you'll want to give thanks for.
Kroger has avoided a strike.
Union workers at Kroger's Roanoke County warehouse approved the company's
Denise Allen was at this afternoon's vote.
Dble box Connie/Denise
(Denise are the workers happy with the contract?)
Connie the union ratified the contract 201 to 67.
But some union members say the vote doesn't tell the real story.
The main issues in this negotiation were wages and need for changes in the
some of the language in previous offers.
Roll cue: in previous offers
IN Q=Union leaders say
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :34
SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Union Secretary Treasurer; :40 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Bill Bradshaw/Teamsters Local 171; :45
OUT Q=costly work stoppage.
(( Union leaders say they're happy with the language changes they've made in
this contract, many of which cover working conditions.
Up until today the warehouse workers had been without a contract for a year
and a half.
And union 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.))
OUT Q=TO GO
IN Q=WE ARE THE
((BILL BRADSHAW/TEAMSTERS LOCAL 171: WE ARE THE TOP PRODUCING WAREHOUSE AND
WE'RE THE LEAST PAID RIGHT NOW AND WE DESERVE AND WE SHOULD GET MORE.))
OUT Q=SHOULD GET MORE
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.))
Negotiators have been working at a feverish pace since the beginning of this
month, when the union came close to calling a strike.
Nearly 300 union members work at the Roanoke County warehouse.
This distribution center serves about 60 stores all the way from Winchester,
Virginia to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
(Connie: Denise, what were union members saying after the vote?)
Connie, all the members we talked say they felt they had no choice BUT to
approve the contract.
They say the timing was off, the union waited too long to call a strike.
But union leaders say they feel they got the best deal available.
A serious accident on route 2-20 has stopped traffic in Botetourt County.
Police say there was a head on collision near Gala around five tonight.
State police say Route 2-20 will be closed at the Dudley Stretch for at
least an hour.
No other information on the accident is available at this time.
We'll have more details at News 7 at 11.
Franklin County reports its second hunting accident in as many days.
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.
IN Q=You don't only
((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.
The two victims are both in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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.
State Delegate Dick Cranwell and two business partners have settled a
lawsuit with the I-R-S.
The suit was over back taxes owed by a business in which they were
Cranwell and Barry and Gary Flora filed the suit in March 19-94 in an effort
to avoid paying more than 90-thousand dollars in tax penalties charged to two
former companies in which they held stock.
Cranwell did not disclose terms of the agreement.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
We'll tell you what happened in Saturday night's huge lottery drawing.
And Monticello's caretakers say they've hit the jackpot.
They just installed a new climate control system that will better preserve
the national treasure.
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Nothing wrong with our climate control-- it's been just beautiful around the
Our good buddy, high pressure brought the blue skies and we also enjoyed
seasonal temperatures in the upper 50's.
The holiday week forecast looks pretty good, too-- with only a little bit of
wintry precipitation expected
in the higher elevations.
We'll tell you all about it, coming up.
MUSIC UP FULL
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
The main airline serving Roanoke and Lynchburg won't be changing its name
anytime soon, and a big award for a Patrick County 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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OUT Q=NAT SOT
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.
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.
SUPER=03-Albemarle Co.; :02
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
OUT Q=Lara Derby, Charlottesville, VA
(( 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))
MUSIC ON TAPE
Still to come on News 7,
Some Roanoke College students are getting their feet wet for a good cause.
They're hanging out poolside, raising money for the Blind.
MUSIC UP FULL
There is a saying that grief may be the major social problem of our time.
Grief is not just a coping stage to understand death or dying-- but rather,
the grieving process can be used to heal the psyche in many situations.
That was the topic of Virginia Tech's "Life, Death, and Grief" seminar.
IN Q=Because we don't
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :26 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=01-Mary Patsel/Va. Tech Dept. of Human Nutrition; :32
SUPER=01-Dr. William Fintell/Lewis Gale Oncologist; 1:05
OUT Q=do it together.
IN Q=Because we don't
((MARY PATSEL/VA. TECH DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN NUTRITION: BECAUSE WE DON'T ALLOW
OURSELVES TO GRIEVE, WE'VE GOT TO KEEP THAT DOOR ON GRIEF SHUT. WE'VE GOT TO
NAIL IT DOWN WITH SOMETHING. IT MIGHT BE ALCOHOL. IT MIGHT BE FOOD, IT MIGHT BE
THROWING UP, IT MIGHT BE SMOKING AND SO DEALING WITH THE GRIEF CAN HELP US
WITH A LOT OF OUR SOCIAL PROBLEMS AS WELL AS OUR PHYSICAL DISEASES.))
Mary Patsel says in dealing with eating disorders or addictions, patients
are asked to give up their coping mechanisms-- and their sense of self.
IN Q=That's very
((THAT'S VERY TERRIFYING THAT'S VERY SCARY, SO USING THE GRIEF PROCESS AND
GIVING THAT UP CAN HELP THEM TO UNDERSTAND THEY'RE NOT CRAZY, AND HELP THEM TO
GO THROUGH THE STAGES THAT KUBLER-ROSS DEFINES. YOU KNOW, THE ANGER, THE
BARGAINING, THE DEPRESSION AND THEN HOPEFULLY THE ACCEPTANCE.))
OUT Q=the acceptance.
The process of grieving as defined by physician and author Dr. Elizabeth
Kubler-Ross is also used to help understand the stages of terminal illness.
Cancer Specialist Dr. William Fintell believes PHYSICIANS can help provide
that interface between life and death.
IN Q=One of my
((DR. WILLIAM FINTELL/ONCOLOSIT: ONE OF MY FAVORITE LINES I SAY TO PEOPLE IS
"I'VE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD AHEAD OF YOU." I'VE SEEN IT, I KNOW WHERE ALL THE
CHUCKHOLES ARE, I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO FALL OFF THE EDGE, I KNOW WHERE
THE CHASMS ARE, I KNOW WHERE THE TREES ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. I HAVEN'T
BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD WITH YOU, BUT WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER.))
OUT Q=do it together.
It's often those who work in the health or help fields who most need to
We'll have more about this job hazard-- on News 7 at ELEVEN.
Some Roanoke College students took a dive in the name of charity.
The school's fraternities and sororities spent the weekend having fun and
raising money for sight conservation and aide to the blind.
Hundreds of students took part in Delta Gamma's annual Anchor Splash.
In addition to the races, there were synchronized swimming contests.
The students also participated in sporting events while blind-folded.
IN Q=all our skits
((LISA FRANZINO/DELTA GAMMA: ALL OUR SKITS INCORPORATED THE THEME. IT SHOWS
US HOW IT IS TO BE BLIND JUST FOR FIVE MINUTES. AND HOW HARD IT IS TO PLAY A
SUPER=01-Lisa Franzino/Delta Gamma;
OUT Q=play a game
So far the sorority has raised two thousand dollars.
They have another thousand to go before they reach their goal.
If anyone would like to make a contribution contact Delta Gamma at Roanoke
And coming up, Highlights from the Salem Bank and Trust Tip off tournament
over at the Bast Center in Salem.
and Virginia athletic officials are investigating this play where an
athletic trainer sticks out his foot as Antonio Banks was dashing for the goal
line on the final play of the game.
GRAPHIC=UVa/Tech 100th anniversary
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.
IN Q=first audio
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
OUT Q=....news 7 sports"
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.
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.
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.
The Carolina Panthers win again and the Eagles beat the Giants. For those
and all of today's N-F-L scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=....KANSAS CITY."
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.