A cigarette may have sparked a fatal fire in Roanoke.
In Bosnia, a rocky road to securing peace.
And an earthquake rocks portions of the Middle East.
The weather's fixing to change, and it most likely means a wet, cold
Thanksgiving Day, followed up with a light snowfall.
I'll tell you all about it coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
Don't go away, the news is next.
The second suspect wanted in connection with a Henry County murder has been
captured in Northern Virginia.
Twenty-four-year old Michael Ward was arrested early this morning in Fairfax
His 18- year- old brother, Harden, turned himself in yesterday in Maryland.
The two men are suspects in last month's shooting death of 25- year- old
They have also been connected to a string of armed robberies.
A cigarette is being blamed for a fatal fire in Roanoke.
Firefighters arrived at 5-0-6 Rutherford Avenue last night to find the body
of 58-year-old Shirley Bailey.
IN Q=We knocked the fire
((JIM PATTON/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: WE KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN JUST REAL QUICK
AFTER WE GOT HERE. THERE WAS A COUPLE OF POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE WHEN WE
GOT HERE. THEY TRIED TO GET IN AND COULDN'T. BUT WE KNOCKED IT DOWN AND SHE
WAS-- SHE'D BEEN DECEASED FOR QUITE A WHILE. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Patton/District Fire Chief;
OUT Q=for quite a while
Bailey was apparently smoking in bed.
Investigators suspect a cigarette was either knocked from an ashtray or
dropped onto the mattress.
Another woman who was in the house escaped unharmed.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./This Morning;
And thanks to some quick- thinking neighbors, no one was injured in an
early morning fire in Montgomery County.
At about three o'clock, neighbors saw smoke coming from the home of Edith
One neighbor entered the house to wake the two people inside.
Others threw water on the flames and used fire extinguishers to keep the
fire under control until firefighters arrived.
Investigators say it was probably caused by an electrical problem.
The day-old Bosnian peace plan is already coming under fire from
They say they were shut out of the negotiations and will not
accept the agreement.
And Republican Congressional leaders are skeptical about the President's
plan to send U-S troops to enforce the treaty.
As Jonathan Sanders reports, enforcing the peace accord will not be easy.
IN Q=In Sarajevo there was
SUPER=01-Mirza Hajric/Foreign Ministry Spokesperson; :30
SUPER=04-Bosnian Serb TV; :43
SUPER=01-Michael Williams/Political Analyst; 1:08
SUPER=01-Jonathan Sanders/Reporting; 1:44
OUT Q=CBS News, London.
((In sarajevo there was celebration overnight.
Toasts to the peace deal
that could end the seige of this beleagured city; salutes to the dayton peace
that promises to end the worst fighting in Europe since World War II.
I FEEL A LITTLE BIT SUSPICIOUS THATS
BECAUSE AFTER 4 YEARS OF WAR I DON'T BELEIVE PEACE IS POSSIBLE--BUT I FEEL
GREAT IF ITS TRUE.'
MIRZA HAJRIC, FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN:WE'VE ALWAYS PREFERRED
PEACE TO WAR AND I THINK WE'VE JUST ACHIEVED IT.'
But the cold, hard realities of Balkan politics undercuts eager optimism....
The hardline speaker of the Bosnian SERbs ''parliament'' quickly
denounced the agreement and its partition plan---
MOMSILO KRAJISNIK (FROM BOSNIAN SERB TV) Its a big mistake, he said,
our faction was ignored at the peace talks.
With more than 200,000 dead in war over borders, boundaries, settlement
and resettlement of bosnians of different ethnic and national groups
acceptance of lines drawn on maps in dayton, ohio will not be easy...
MICHAEL WILLIAMS/ FORMER UN SPOKESMAN:WHETHER THIS WILL STICK ON
THE GROUND IS ANOTHER MATTER BUT I THINK THIS HAS GOT MORE THAN A SPORTING
CHANCE AND I THINK CLEARLY THE END IS IN SIGHT.
After so much war, that end may not be coming as quickly or as neatly as
the peacemakers would like.
ther hardliners, Those accused of war crimes, men like Radovan Karadzic,
excluded by the agreement from any role in the new system of
government have yet to be heard from Karadzic has wrecked peace agreements
before and now he and others, like general Mladich have little to lose...
They too may challenge the Dayton peace plan.
Jonathan Sanders, CBS News London.))
Bosnian students staying in the Roanoke Valley are celebrating the news.
Kimberly McBroom has that story.
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; :38
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/DURAKOVIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT: SHE TOLD ME-- DO YOU KNOW IT'S PEACE IN
OUR COUNTRY? AND I STARTED TO CRY 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 VASILJ/BOSNIAN STUDENT : IT'S SNOW OUTSIDE. IT'S SIX OR EIGHT FEET
OF SNOW, BUT PEOPLE OUTSIDE-- THEY'RE IN THEIR PAJAMAS OUTSIDE AND THEY'RE
SMILING AND THEY'RE REACHING THE HANDS OF EACH OTHER.))
((ZEHRA DZANIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT : THE BIG THING IS, I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY MUCH
ABOUT MY FAMILY ANYMORE. BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT'LL BE BETTER, AND 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 RASIDAGIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT : A LOT OF TIMES, WHEN I WAS IN SARAJEVO,
WE'D HAVE PEACE, BUT IT WASN'T REALLY PEACE. THEY ALWAYS SHOUTED, AND A LOT OF
PEOPLE IN THAT TIME, IN PEACETIME, KILLED. ))
((HARIS RUSTEMOVIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT: THEY REACHED IT ON PAPER, BUT NOT FOR
REAL. I WILL BE REALLY HAPPY WHEN I FIND OUT 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))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7,
The death of a well known bluegrass musician hits close to home,
and a deadly earthquake hits the Middle East.
The shock was felt in five countries.
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A powerful earthquake rumbled through parts of the Middle East this morning.
The six- point- three quake killed at least five, injured dozens and caused
millions of dollars in damage.
The earthquake rattled Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.
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In other news from the mideast Shimon Peres was sworn in today as Israel's
Peres replaces Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated November 4th by a Jewish
militant opposed to his peace deal with the Palestinians.
Peres pledges to continue peace
It was 32 years ago today that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated
while riding in a Motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/November 22, 1963;
Shortly after noon on that day, the cheering crowd lining the streets heard
shots and then watched their president slump into the back seat of his open
limousine with gaping wounds in his head and neck.
He was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at nearby Parkland Hospital.
Today the late president's younger brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, laid a
wreath on Kennedy's grave at Arlington National cemetery.
He and other famliy members also stopped at the grave of First Lady Jackie
Onassis to say a prayer.
Autopsy results show figure skater Sergi Grinkov suffered from severe heart
disease, causing him to have a fatal heart attack Monday in Lake Pacid, New
The 28- year- old two time Olympic gold medalist was practicing with his
wife and partner Ekaterina Gordeeva when he collapsed on the ice.
The doctor who performed the autopsy also said there was no evidence of
drugs or alcohol in the skater's system.
The death of the pairs figure skater shocked the skating world.
Another Russian figure skater and Olympic Champion, Oksana Baiul held an
emotional news conference yesterday to remember Grinkov.
((OKSAN BAIUL/OLYMPIC GOLD MEADLIST:IT'S VERY HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE SERGEI,
HEV NEVER TELLS SOMETHING BAD ABOUT HIS HEAR, IT'S JUST IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE ALL
THE TIME WHEN HE WAS SKATING HE HAD DIFFERENT PROBLEMS WITH HIS BACK AND WITH
LEG, BUT HE'S NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH HIS HEART. ))
SUPER=01-Oksana Baiul/Olympic Gold Medalist;
OUT Q=with his heart.
Baiul says she stays in touch with Grinkov's wife and daughter, who are
staying with Baiul's mentor, champion skater Victor Petrenko.
Gordeeva was first paired with Grinkov when she was 11-years old and he was
The pair went on to win Olympic gold twice and the world championship four
Western Virginia is mourning the loss of a bluegrass legend.
Jim Eanes died yesterday at the age of 71.
Joe Dashiell has his story.
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,
A Virginia hunter wounds another while shooting at game not even in season,
and motorists in San Francisco can once again wind their way down the most
crooked street in the world.
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Charges may be filed against a hunter who accidentally shot his partner with
an assault rifle.
The incident happened yesterday in Nelson County.
Authorities say 24- year- old Toby Miner of Nellysford thought he was
shooting at a turkey, but instead hit 28-year-old Byron Terrell of Waynesboro.
Terrell is hospitilized in good condition.
Turkey season ended November 11th and won't start again until December 11th.
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Lotto fever is in season.
Convenience stores and other ticket outlets are reporting brisk sales for
tonight's estimated 24 million-dollar jackpot.
It's Virginia's fifth largest lotto prize.
Lottery officials say they expect to sell up to 15-thousand dollars worth of
tickets each minute today.
If there is a winner tonight, he or she will receive 816-thousand dollars a
year after taxes for 20 years.
The company operating the Radford Arsenal has a new voluntary retirement
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;
Alliant Techsystems says employees at least 50- years- old with a minimum of
10 years experience can apply.
Only salaried employees will be eligible.
As an incentive, Alliant will give qualified applicants credit for several
extra years of service when it caluculates their pensions.
Now that the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has voted NOT to rezone
land for the Smart Road, the big question is -- what are the ramifications?
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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 Co. Supervisor; :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.))
Wall Street is some place it's never been before.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the five- thousand mark for
the first time yesterday.
A rise of more than 40 points put the Dow at more than five- thousand-23
And on Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 15 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
A Virginia ice hockey coach slides into the national ranks,
and Lord Botetourt's Lady Cavaliers score points in the school's record book.
MUSIC UP FULL
In girls hoop action --
Floyd County continues to dominate the single-A ranks after a quarterfinal
matchup with Honaker.
SUPER=03-Floyd/Lady Tigers vs. Lady Buffaloes;
Lady Buffalo Sara Conner scores 2 of her 19 points on the night.
Then Melissa Cantrell finds Jill Quesenberry and Floyd leads by 10.
Honaker's Misty Davis finds Jody Compton and she lays it in.
But Floyd was too much.
Cantrell scores for two of her 28.
Floyd leads by 22 at
the half and they coast to the 97-66 win.
The Lady Buffs will next meet George Mason Friday December first at the
Salem Civic Center.
Mason beat Essex 80-to-33 last night.
Lord Botetourt advances to the state semi finals for the first time in
The Lady Cavaliers hosted Blacksburg in the Group 2-A state quarterfinals
SUPER=03-Daleville/Lady Indians vs. Lady Cavaliers; :00
The Region Three champs have now won 24 games this season; a new school
The Lady Cavs bank on Sara Hicks. The junior scored a game high 32 points.
Then, Katrina Elliott...passes to Hicks...to Sara Moore for the basket.
Blacksburg tries to rally, but Lord Botetourt wins.
The Cavs will play Culpeper December 1st at the Salem Civic Center 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 2-A quarterfinal; William Byrd defeated Grundy 53
The Lady Terriers will next play Park View Sterling December 1st.
The Roanoke Express hits the ice this Thanksgiving.
Roanoke plays Hampton Roads at the Scope tonight and then again at the
Roanoke Civic Center tomorrow night.
IN Q=I have a feeling
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:
I HAVE A FEELING THAT WE'RE MORE PREPARED FOR THEM. THE REASON IS BECAUSE WE'RE
PLAYING SIX PERIODS IN TWO NIGHTS. SO WE'RE ABLE TO SPEND A LITTLE TIME WITH
THEM . IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE PLAYING SOUTH CAROLINA AND THEN BIRMINGHAM. WE'RE
FOCUSED ON HAMPTON ROADS RIGHT NOW FOR TWO NIGHTS. WE ARE PREPARED AS A TEAM.
I'VE COACHED THEM THE BEST I CAN. I THINK WE'LL DO WELL THERE TOMORROW NIGHT
AND IF OUR GOAL TENDING IS STRONG, AND I BELIEVE IT WILL BE, WE'VE GOT EVERY
CHANCE TO WIN AND THEN COME BACK HERE AND MAYBE SWEEP THERE. WE'RE GOING TO
HAVE TO PLAY VERY WELL TOMORROW NIGHT AND GET THROUGH THE B-S . THE STUFF THAT
MAKES HAMPTON ROADS GREAT. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET THROUGH THAT.))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=to get through that.
An East coast hockey league alumnus has landed a head coaching job in the
Dave Allison was named the new head coach of the Ottawa Senators yesterday.
He replaces Rick Bowness, who was fired.
Allison had coached the Virginia Lancers and the Richmond Renegades.
And finally --
Cars are once again driving down the world's most crooked street.
San Francisco's Lombard Street opened up yesterday to the delight of
The city's famous landmark closed in May to undergo a million dollars in
(toss to patrick)
(patrick ad lib)
Thanks for joining us today.
We'll see you back here on Thanksgiving.