Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Will 20 thousand U-S troops go to Bosnia- We'll have the latest from
Washington now that a peace plan is in place.
Plus reaction from Bosnian students who live in Roanoke.
And we'll hear from the doctor who performed the autopsy on Olympic Gold
Medalist Sergae Grinkov.
Plus the holiday forecast. News 7 is next.
Bosnia's leaders have agreed to a peace plan-
President Clinton wants U-S troops to enforce it.
((THEY WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MEET ANY THREAT TO THEIR SAFETY OR ANY
VIOLATION OF THE PEACE AGREEMENT.))
OUT Q=OF THE PEACE AGREEMENT"
We'll have reaction from Bosnian students who live here in Roanoke.
They're thankful to hear good news about their homeland.
And an autopsy confirms Olympic gold medalist Sergei Grinkov suffered
severe heart disease and died from a heart attack.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Celebrations are on in Sarajevo tonight- the Bosnian War could be nearing
Balkan leaders reached a peace agreement today in Ohio- initialing the
plan late this afternoon.
It calls for a Bosnian Croatian SUPER=03-Sarajevo;
Federation and a Bosnian Serb Republic with fair distribution of land.
The capital city of Sarajevo will remain united.
Now that a plan is in place- President Clinton must convince Americans why
20 thousand U-S troops should go to Bosnia.
As Regina Blakely reports the troops would be sent to a bitterly contested
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Dole/(R) Majority Leader; 32
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; 1:16
OUT Q=at the White House."
((Saying American values are at stake in keeping the peace in Bosnia and
that there is a clear, limited and achievable mission, President Clinton began
making his case for the participation of 20,000 American troops in a NATO
PRESIDENT CLINTON: THE NATO MILITARY MISSION WILL BE CLEAR AND LIMITED. OUR
TROOPS WILL TAKE ORDERS ONLY FROM THE AMERICAN GENERAL WHO COMMANDS NATO. THEY
WILL HAVE AUTHORITY TO MEET ANY THREAT TO THEIR SAFETY.
But the President faces a skeptical Congress and American public..
SEN. BOB DOLE/R-KS: HE MUST DEMOSTRATE THAT THERE IS A NATIONAL INTEREST..
INVOVLING 20,000 AMERICAN TROOPS WITH AMERICAN'S SO FAR AWAY, WHERE ARE
AMERICANS GOING TO LOCATED? WHAT ARE THE DANGERS TO AMERICAN FORCES?
The dangers would be high. While plans are to have an overwhelming force
and U.S. troops have been training and Americans have been part of survey
teams, Bosnia is a territory full of land mines.. snipers and mercenaries..
and it will be winter.
A 1500 Member force to set up an infrastructure will be deployed almost
inmmediately.. troops would move in within 72 hours after a peace agreement is
signed U.S. troops would patrol the bitterly contested Northeast Region
based in Tuzla.
REGINA BLAKELY/WHITE HOUSE: PROMISING THERE WILL NO COMPLETE DEPLOYMENT UNTIL
LAWMAKERS HAVE BEEN HEARD. THE PRESIDENT MAINTAINS HE REMAINS THE ULTIMATE
DECISION MAKER AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF. THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO SAYS THE PRESIDENT
CLINTON WILL TAKE HIS CASE DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. RB, CBS NEWS, AT
THE WHITE HOUSE.))
The peace agreement came as a welcome surprise to Bosnian students staying
here in the Roanoke Valley.
They say they're greeting the news with a mixture of joy, fear and a little
Kimberly McBroom has more.
IN Q=The War in Bosnia
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05
SUPER=01-Mirha Durakovic/Bosnian Student; :11
SUPER=01-Vedrana Vasilj/Bosnian Student; :27
SUPER=01-Zehra Dzanic/Bosnian Student;
SUPER=01-Ajla Rasidagic/Bosnian Student; 1:00
SUPER=01-Haris Rustemovic/Bosnian Student; 1:13
OUT Q=News 7
(( The War in Bosnia may be coming to an end.
But it's more than just a current events topic for these students-- who
heard the news when they came home from school.
((MIRHA/ SHE TOLD ME...BECAUSE I WAS SO HAPPY))
An end to the war gives them hope of going home someday.
And speaking over the phone to overjoyed family members made it seem
((VEDRANA : IT'S SNOW OUTSIDE....HANDS OF EACH OTHER.))
((ZEHRA: THE BIG THING IS...MY FAMILY IS MORE SAFE NOW.))
Even after the war, the students say it'll take years for their country to
completely recover and get back to normal.
And history has shown that peacetime hasn't always meant an end to
((AJLA: A LOT OF TIMES...IN PEACETIME KILLED. ))
((HARIS: THEY REACHED IT ON PAPER...IT'S HAPPENING REAL. ))
OUT Q=happening real
But at least for now, they're very happy to hear that at least, the peace
process is getting started.
And all of them say peace in their country is what they'll all be giving
thanks for this holiday.
Kimberly Mcbroom News 7))
One person is confirmed dead following a house fire on Rutherford Avenue in
The blaze occured shortly after ten tonight.
Fire Officials are not sure of the cause of the fire, but believe it started
in the second floor of the home.
The deceased woman was the only person in the house at the time.
Her name is not being released pending notification of family.
One of the brothers suspected in a Henry County murder last month has turned
18- year- old Harden Ward surrendered to police this morning in Prince
George's County, Maryland.
Meanwhile, his brother, 24- year- old Michael Ward is still at large.
Both are suspects in the fatal shooting of 25- year- old Orbin Smith.
The two brothers are also wanted for their alleged roles in five armed
robberies in Henry County.
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted not to rezone land for
the so-called smart highway last night.
As Tracy Altizer reports that may have jeopardized the county's industrial
IN Q=The land in question
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VA Dept. of Transportation; :21
SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Montgomery Supervisors Chairman; :57
SUPER=01-Ray Pethtel/Center for Transportation Research; 1:11
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((The land in question consists of 140 agricultural and forest acres in the
Between 1989 and 1993, supervisors passed seven resolutions SUPPORTING the
smart highway with the knowledge that that land would have to be rezoned.
Based on that support the transportation department spent over two million
dollars planning the road.
IN Q=Where the Smart
((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WHERE THE SMART ROAD GOES FROM HERE IS A MATTER OF
SPECULATION. OUR ATTORNEYS WILL NEED TO LOOK AT THE DECISION THE BOARD HAS MADE
AND THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF DIRECTIONS WE MIGHT TAKE. BUT FIRST WE NEED TO
DECIDE IF WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECT. ))
If the project dies, relief for congestion on route 460 between Blacksburg
and Christiansburg may be delayed.
The I-81 interchange for a new bypass called 3-A would have to be
redesigned to handle the extra traffic that would've used the smart road.
That could hurt prospects for the county's new Falling Branch Industrial
Park, whose main attraction is its interstate access.
((LARRY LINKOUS/MONTGOMERY SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT MAY NOT DELAY ANYTHING OF
THE REST OF 3-A, BUT WILL DELAY THAT INTERSECTION, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO
US AS THE COUNTY AND TO THE TAXPAYERS OF THIS COUNTY TO GET SOME INDUSTRIES
INTO FALLING BRANCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ))
Death of the smart road could also cost the region research and related
dollars over the next 20 years.
((RAY PETHTEL/ CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: AND THE ECONOMIC SPINOFF
COULD EXCEED 300 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
SU VDOT could go to court. But state transportation secretary Robert
Martinez says he's reluctant to pursue a road the local government doesn't
He says he'll probably first try to convince the opposing board members of
the project's merits. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, social workers in central Virginia give
welfare reform its first report card,
Plus an autopsy reveals the cause of death for Olympic gold medalist
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An autopsy shows Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater Sergei Grinkov suffered
from severe heart disease and died of a heart attack.
The 28 year old was practicing yesterday with his wife Ekatarina Gordeeva
when he collapsed on the ice and died.
((DR. FRANCIS VARGA: MANY TIMES IN YOUNG PEOPLE THE FIRST SIGN OF CORONARY
ARTERY DISEASE IS SUDDEN DEATH WHICH IT WAS IN THIS CASE.))
SUPER=07-Dr. Francis Varga;
OUT Q=IT WAS IN THIS CASE.
The Doctor said Grinkov's heart was enlarged from high blood pressure and
the blood vessels supporting it were narrow so when he exerted himself- the
problem became critical.
((I WOULD SUSPECT HE HAD THE PROBLEM PRIOR TO THE TIME WHEN HE WENT ON THE ICE
AND IT WAS SILENT EITHER THAT OR ATHLETES ARE VERY TOUGH. THEY COVER THINGS UP.
MEN ARE ALSO TOUGH THEY DON'T LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR PAIN AND THAT'S A
OUT Q=AND THAT'S A PROBLEM."
Varga says even if you're an athlete and eat healthy, you are not
immune to heart problems that you're born with or that are hereditary.
Teen pregnancy continues to be an alarming problem in Southwest Virginia.
But SOME community leaders think it's a problem that can be solved.
According to the latest stats, Roanoke ranks third in the state when it
comes to the percentage of pregnant teens.
This morning, members of the Task Force on Teen Pregnancy held a news
conference at the Jefferson Center.
They say now is the time to take action.
IN Q=We really feel
((TED FEINOUR/TASK FORCE ON TEEN PREGNANCY: WE REALLY FEEL THAT IF WE CAN COME
UP WITH FUNDING SOURCES AND IF WE CAN COME UP WITH PROGRAMS THAT WILL LESSON
THE RATE AND REALLY CONTINUE TO DROP THE RATE THAT WE WILL MAKE GREAT STRIDES.
SUPER=01-Ted Feinour/Task Force on Teen Pregnancy;
OUT Q=great strides
The task force was formed a year and a half ago to combat teen pregnancy.
Now it's asking for the community's help.
The group will sponsor a town meeting next week at the Roanoke Civic Center.
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia
It's still in the early stages, but welfare reform seems to be taking hold
in central Virginia.
Social workers credit the people in the community who want to help, and
recipients who want to work.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
SUPER=01-Sharon Swedlow/Welfare Reform Coordinator; :14
SUPER=01-Jean Eberhardt/Employment Services; :54
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( It has been Sharon Swedlow's daunting task to try and implement welfare
reform in the city of Lynchburg.
But she says getting able- bodied recipients to find work and take more
responsibility for their children is not mission impossible.
IN Q=I know I
((SHARON SWEDLOW/WELFARE REFORM COORDINATOR: I KNOW I CAN'T DO AND I KNOW OUR
AGENCY CANNOT DO WELFARE REFORM ALONE. AND THAT'S BEEN SOMETHING THAT WE'VE
KNOW FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT WE NEED HELP AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED
COMMUNITY AND ALSO AGENCY SUPPORT.))
OUT Q=agency support.
And that support has been there.
Swedlow says area churches, community groups and non- profit agencies have
come forward to see what they can do to help.
And despite what the public might think, welfare recipients themselves have
been willing to actively seek employment.
IN Q=I see them
((SWEDLOW: I SEE THEM BECOMING MORE AWARE OF THAT AND I THINK A LOT OF OUR
CLIENTS HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK, THEY'VE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WANTING TO WORK
AND I THINK THIS PROGRAM WILL HELP THEM BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE THEM INCENTIVES TO
OUT Q=to work.
IN Q=This is a
((JEAN EBERHARDT/EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: THIS IS A GRADUAL THING, IT'S NOT LIKE A
BOLT OF LIGHTNING STRIKING OUT OF THE BLUE, WHICH GIVES US AS WORKERS TIME TO
WORK OUT THE KINKS AS WE GO ALONG.))
OUT Q=we go along.
((And that's what most area social workers say, is that it will take time
before they know just how successful welfare reform is. The real test comes in
January, when the first round of recipients will be faced with a deadline of
finding their own job. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
Jim Eanes played with some of the biggest names in bluegrass.
And with a career that began in western Virginia, he made a name for
himself around the world.
Eanes died this morning at the age of 71.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell takes a look at his career.
IN Q=Smilin Jim Eanes
SUPER=04-September, 1992; :06
SUPER=01-Bill Vernon/Bluegrass Radio Announcer; :35
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Smilin' Jim Eanes slowed his pace in recent years, but health problems
couldn't keep him from the stage.
In September, 1992 he joined the band Lost and Found at the Roanoke Civic
NAT SOUND FROM ROANOKE CONCERT 23:21:52
IN Q=The way you are
((THE WAY YOU ARE JUST SUITS ME TO A T.))
OUT Q=suits me to a T.
Eanes career spanned more than 50 years. He was an original member of Flatt
& Scruggs Foggy Mountain Boys... and he played guitar with Bill Monroe before
organizing his own band.
A member of the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, Eanes wrote more than
450 songs, and recorded half that many.
IN Q=He was billed as Smilin Jim
((HE WAS BILLED AS SMILIN JIM AND THAT WAS NOT AN ARTIFICE. THAT WAS THE MAN.
AND THE THING ABOUT JIM, WHEN YOU WERE JIM EANES' FRIEND YOU WERE HIS EQUAL.
PERHAPS HE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EVEN GREATER STAR IF HE HAD CHOSEN TO ACT LIKE
ONE, BUT THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN JIM.))
OUT Q=but that would not have been Jim.
Friends say Eanes was as versatile as he was talented, and holds a unique
place in the history of country and bluegrass music.
NAT SOUND 04:52:44
IN Q=In his arms
((IN HIS ARMS, I'M NOT AFRAID.))
OUT Q=I'm not afraid.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on news 7,
we'll meet the creator of "Silly Billy," as he visits the Valley to encourage
children to read.
Three central Virginia plants are part of a multi-million-dollar deal in the
Interco Incorporated will buy the Thomasville Furniture division of
Armstrong World Industries.
The sale includes three Thomasville plants in our area- in Appomattox,
Brookneal, and Fluvanna County.
Interco says the deal will NOT impact any of the 16-hundred employees.
Interco also owns Lane Furniture.
Lane has facilities in AL-tavista and Franklin County.
One fund raising organization in Roanoke says they are stepping in where the
government left off.
First Fridays is a non-profit organization.
It raises money by holding social events on the first Friday of every month
in Downtown Roanoke.
Today it donated more than 60-thousand dollars to local charities.
IN Q=Well, with a
((LISA DOWNIE/FIRST FRIDAY'S PRESIDENT: WELL, WITH A LOT OF THE CUT BACKS,
GOVERNMENT CUT BACKS, WITH A LOT OF CHARITIES THEY'RE LOOKING FOR OTHER WAYS TO
GET FUNDING AND THIS S A WAY WE CAN GIVE MONEY TO CHARITIES IN ROANOKE. ALL
THE MONEY HAS TO STAY IN ROANOKE. THAT'S THE CRITERIA.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Downie/First Fridays President;
OUT Q=that's the criteria.
First Fridays donated money to more than a dozen organizations.
Over the past seven years they have raised more than a quarter of a million
dollars for charity.
Tonight in sports, we'll head to Floyd and Daleville and check in on
tonight's state quarterfinal girl's basketball action.
Former Virginia Lancers boss Dave Allison lands an NHL job.
And Robert Hull makes the top 10.
All that and more after the scores.
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...last score
take a break
The Floyd County Lady Buffaloes opened defense of their state title last
night as they hoped to continue their dominance of the single-A ranks in a
quarterfinal matchup with Honaker up in Floyd.
SUPER=03-Floyd/Lady Tigers vs. Lady Buffaloes;
Alan Cantrell's club has become a fixture in the state playoffs and last
night they showed why.
The Buffs jumped on top early and buried the Lady Tigers. Sara Conner
knocks down the jumper on the baseline for 2 of her 19 points on the night.
Then Melissa Cantrell finds Jill Quesenberry cutting down the lane and
Floyd led by 10 after a quarter.
The visitors from far Southwest Virginia tried to stay in it. Misty Davis
finds Jody Compton on the break and she lays it in.
But Floyd was too much in this one. Off the turnover, Melissa Cantrell
takes it to the hole. She gets the hoop and the harm for two of her 28. Floyd
led by 22 at SUPER=33-Honaker/=66/Floyd Co./=97/;
the half and they coast to the 97-66 win.
The Lady Buffs will next meet George Mason Friday December first at 3:30 at
the Salem Civic Center in the quarterfinals. Mason beat Essex 80-to-33 last
Lord Botetourt played host to Blacksburg in the Group 2A state
quarterfinals and the Lady Cavaliers prevailed 72-56 to advance to the state
semi finals for the first time in school history!
SUPER=03-Daleville/Lady Indians vs. Lady Cavaliers; :00
David Wheat's Region III champs have now won 24 games this season; a new
Mickey McGuigan's Region 4 runner ups would give Botetourt a run for it's
The Lady cavs banked on Sara Hicks. The junior scored a game high 32
points including this blue collar bucket inside.
Then, Katrina Elliott...passes to Hicks...to Sara Moore for the baseline
basket. Botetourt led 21-5 after one and at this point in the second it was
April Rogers led the Blacksburg charge with 18 points. Here she makes the steal
and converts with the hoop.
The Lady Indians cut it to 12, 64-52 with about three minutes to play on
Natalie Mutispaugh's trey. But Lord Botetourt wins. The Cavs will play Culpeper
December 1st at the Salem Civic Center at 8:30 in the state semi finals
SUPER=01-David Wheat/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Mickey McGuigan/Blacksburg Head Coach; :13
OUT Q=...one of the 8"
In the other local Group 2A quarterfinal; William Byrd defeated Grundy 53
to 43 behind cathy Smith's 23 points. The Lady Terriers will next play Park
View Sterling December 1st at 7pm. Park View needed three overtimes to beat
York last night.
The Roanoke Express left Roanoke for Norfolk yesterday afternoon after a
quick practice at the Roundhouse.
Roanoke plays the Hampton Roads at the Scope tonight and then again at the
Roanoke Civic Center on Thanksgiving night.
IN Q="I have...
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...IN THE GAME."
An East coast hockey league alumnus has landed a head coaching job in the
Dave Allison who coached the Virginia Lancers and the Richmond Renegades was
named the new head coach of the Ottawa Senators yesterday.
He replaces Rick Bowness who was fired yesterday.
The 36 year old Allison has coached the Senators farm team in Prince Edward
Island since 1994, taking the team to an American Hockey League divisional
championship last season.
The 1995 Division Three player of the year will be announced in conjunction
with the Stagg Bowl at a noon luncheon on December 7th at the Salem Civic
and Robert Hull, this year's ODAC player of the year has been named one of
the 10 finalists for that coveted Gagliardi award.
Hull, who also played on Lexington';s 1988 state championship team, has 31
career quarterback sacks in his college career.
He had 94 tackles and 14 sacks this season alone.
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra;
Last year Cary Bender walked away with the Gagliardi trophy.
And in 1993, Mount Union quarterback Jim Ballard who was drafted by the
Dolphins and later traded to the Bengals, was the recipient.
Still to come tonight
Former Cave Spring Knights Tiki and Ronde Barber lead a parade of 6
Cavaliers on the first team all-ACC squads.
The UVa starters were each named to the All-ACC first team all conference
squad by the associated press today.
Tiki was the second leading vote getter on the offense, trailing only Florida
State's Warrick Dunn.
Ronde lands on the first team all-conference squad for the second straight
season, earning his honors from his defensive cornerback position. Ronde would
probably be the first to tell you he is a little surprised by the honor
considering the criticism he's endured this year.
Joining Tiki and Ronde as first team selections are
SS=HOLD UVA FOOTBALL
Offensive tackle Jason Augustino, Punter Will Brice, Place Kicker, Rafael
Garcia and defensive back Percy Ellsworth.
The Yankees will have to get along without captain Don Mattingly next season.
The team captain he plans to stay away from baseball next year and then make
a decision on permanent retirement from the game.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00
Elsewhere, Devon White became one of the first free agents to jon a new team
White leaves Toronto for the Florida Marlins and a new 3 year 10 million
It looks like the Mike Tyson fight with Buster Mathis will take place
The fight has been moved from Las Vegas and rescheduled for December 16th in
Donald Trump plans to co-promote the fight with Don King.
After witnessing the L-A riots three years ago, Bill Dallas Lewis quit his
sales job so he could make a positive contribution to society.
Four years later Lewis is a successful writer of children's books.
He has produced the "Silly Billy" series for kids.
The stories emphasize a love of learning, harmony, and respect for
Lewis tours the country to talk with students, speaking in an animated
He encourages kids to read and use computers as often as possible.
IN Q=It's just wonderful
((BILL DALLAS LEWIS/CHILDREN'S AUTHOR: IT'S JUST WONDERFUL, BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE
AWAY THAT FEAR THAT WE HAVE, OF FLIPPING THE SWITCH AND LEARNING HOW THEY
SUPER=01-Bill Dallas Lewis/Children's Author;
OUT Q=how they work.
Lewis visits about 80 schools a year.
The author was brought to Roanoke through First Union's Partners in