Coming up on News seven at eleven
the federal Government has shut down for the second time this year.
The President and Republicans are not seing eye to eye on the budget.
Police in Lynchburg are looking for two men who escaped from the city jail
And employees at the G-E plant in Salem, were out spreading holiday cheer.
News seven at eleven is next.
Two men have escaped from the Lynchburg City Jail this evening.
The men were discovered missing at a head count.
IN Q=These two
((SHERIFF LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: THESE TWO WERE FOUND MISSING AT
ABOUT 6:30 TO QUARTER TO 7 TONIGHT. THEY WENT OVER THE BACK WALL BY CLIMBING
UP ON THE TRAILER.))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff;
OUT Q=on the trailer
SS=Full Screen (Davis)
John C. Davis of Madison Heights is a 6 foot - one, 185 pound white male.
He has black hair and blue eyes.
He's 36- years- old and has tattoos on both arms.
SS=Full Screen (Salyer)
Delmer Ray Salyer of Evington is a 5 foot ten, 140 pound white male with
Brown hair and Green eyes.
The sheriff says the inmates have exhibited no hostile behavior and
therefore believes they are not dangerous.
Davis was just arrested YESTERDAY for cocaine possession.
Salyer was serving time for violating probation.
Authorities report that a tracking dog was on the trail of the escapees but
has lost their scent.
The sheriff's department is still searching for the inmates at this hour.
There doesn't seem to be compromise in sight between President Clinton and
Republican leaders concerning the budget.
The President met with Democratic leaders today to discuss their strategy
for the budget negotiations.
Also in attendance were a group of providers of Medicare health insurance
for the elderly and the poor.
IN Q=We hope we
((WE HOPE WE CAN GET BACK TO CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOG THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH OUR
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES AND WHAT IS GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE
WORKING ON TODAY. WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT DESTROYING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID AND
UNDERMINING OUR EDUCATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS, AND RAISING TAXES ON
WORKING FAMILIES IS A GOOD PRESCRIPTION FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE.))
OUT Q=for America's future.
For the second time in a month Republicans and Democrats have failed to
reach an agreement on a balanced budget forcing the government to temporarily
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the whole situation could have been avoided
had the President followed last month's agreement.
IN Q=there really
((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/R: THERE REALLY ISN'T MUCH ELSE THAT CAN BE DONE
BUT INSIST THAT BOTH PARTIES ADHERE TO THE FIRST AGREEMENT THAT WAS THE RESULT
OF THE FIRST SHUTDOWN.))
OUT Q=THE FIRST SHUTDOWN.
At the Salem V-A Medical Center it will be business as usual.
The director plans to count all scheduled leaves and sick days toward the
IN Q=we feel like
((JOHN PRESLEY/MEDICAL CENTER DIRECTOR: WE FEEL LIKE THIS CHICKEN GAME THEY'RE
PLAYING IN WASHINGTON SHOULDN'T EFFECT THE QUALITY OF CARE THAT WE GIVE TO THE
VETERANS AT THE SALEM V-A.))
SUPER=01-John Presley/Medical Center Dir.;
OUT Q=the salem V-A
As Democrats and Republicans haggle over the budget, tourists visiting
Washington today expressed their disappointment over the closure of the city's
most popular attractions.
The latest federal government shutdown closed museums and the zoo.
Visitors rushed to see as many exhibits as possible.
The Washington Monument and other attractions run by the National
Park Service were also closed.
The shutdown began at midnight last night.
It seems Republicans and Democrats can't agree on anything.
While Virginia Republicans decided last week to select next year's Senate
candidate by primary,
Democrats opted today in Richmond to select their 19-96 U-S Senate nominee
at a party convention.
Earlier this month, the Republicans decided to go with a statewide primary
scheduled for June 11th.
At issue is the senate seat held by Republican John Warner, who is seeking a
Democrats Mark Warner -- Leslie Byrne and Nancy Spannaus (SPAN-NUS) are all
seeking their party's nomination.
The convention will be June 7th and 8th in Hampton.
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Still to come on news 7,
Denise Allen takes a look at possible changes in juvenile crime laws.
And a fire in Detroit has left hundreds of needy people without emergency
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Developing high pressure's keeping the skies clear tonight.
And tomorrow looks just as sunny and pleasant as today was.
The mild pattern will continue over the next day or so--
Then a storm from the southwest will spread moisture to the area in the
early part of next week.
The complete outlook is coming up-- don't you go away.
The weather is still the toughest opponent for the U-S military in Bosnia.
Heavy fog has prevented C-130 transport planes from landing for three
Nine flights that were supposed to fly troops and equipment into Tuzla could
not land due to bad weather.
Navigation equipment to help in low visibility landings has been installed,
but has not been tested for safety.
U-S Secretary of state Warren Christopher met with P-L-O leader Yasser
Arafat today in Palestinian-ruled Jericho to discuss the peace process.
Christopher arrived in a convoy near Jordan, where he met with King Hussein
near the Red Sea.
He also met Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.
Christopher announced a resumption of the long delayed Israeli-Syrian peace
Tomorrow he wraps up his six-day visit.
A fire in Detroit has left hundreds of needy people without food and
The fire at the St. Vincent DePaul warehouse spread quickly as burning
embers fell on nearby houses.
It broke out around 7 last night.
No injuries were reported.
More than 100 firefighters and 30 trucks were called to the scene.
The warehouse provided emergency housing, medical care and other services
for the needy.
A Salem man is dead after a single car accident last night.
Police say the victim is 31-year-old Lance Scott Crawford.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;
The accident happened around 11 o'clock on Dent Road in Roanoke County.
Police say Crawford's vehicle ran off the road and overturned.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Crawford was not wearing his seatbelt.
Police are still investigating an accident that killed a Roanoke county
As she was walking in her own neighborhood she was struck by a speeding car
A 16-year-old boy is charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Thursday Night;
Bonnie Kitts was walking with her husband, not far from their home in the
The car struck the 45-year-old teacher, went up an embankment, through a
rock garden, over some landscape timbers, hit two small trees and came to a
rest on Kingsmill Drive.
Both the driver and the victim lived in the neighborhood.
Neighbors say the accident has devastated the community.
IN Q=parents should
((BONNIE HENLEY/NEIGHBOR: PARENTS SHOULD PULL TOGETHER AND HELP ONE ANOTHER.
IF SOMEONE SEES A CHILD SPEEDING CALL THE MOTHER AND TELL THEM, 'YOUR CHILD HAS
BEEN SPEEDING, PLEASE TALK TO YOUR CHILD.' SO THAT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO
OUT Q=TO ANOTHER FAMILY.
Neighbors say Kingsmill Drive is the only way in and out of their community.
And drivers often speed through the area.
Bonnie Kitt taught home-bound children in Roanoke County and Salem.
Her son attends Glenvar High School with the boy who was driving the car.
The driver's name is not being released because of his age.
The Juvenile Justice System is about to under go some changes.
The Governor's Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform wants to make these
In Virginia, juveniles can be tried as adult at the age of 14.
The Commission would like to see all juvenile defendants ages 14 and older,
automatically tried as adults if they're charged with a violent crime.
Currently a judge makes that decision.
IN Q=once the motion is
((JUDGE PHILIP TROMPETER/JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS: ONCE THE MOTION IS
FILED CONSIDER MANY THINGS, THE JUVENILES PREVIOUS RECORD, THE SERIOUSNESS OF
THE OFFENSE AND LASTLY IS THE JUVENILES RESPONSE TO THE EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN
MADE TO ADDRESS ISSUES GOING ON WITH THAT JUVENILE.))
SUPER=01-Judge Philip Trompeter/Juvenile and Domestic Relations;
OUT Q=WITH THAT JUVENILE
Violent crimes made up three percent of juvenile arrests in 19-93.
But at the same time a study done by the Department of Criminal Justice
found that half of the juveniles convicted of violent crimes WERE NOT sentenced
to any time behind bars.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore says that's a reason for reform.
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IN Q=the core
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: THE CORE OF THE PROPOSAL IS THAT VIOLENT YOUNG
OFFENDERS WHO ARE COMMITTING VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST THE COMMUNITY BE TRIED AS
ADULTS AND SERVE ADULT TIME IN A SEPARATE FACILITY INTENDED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
AND THAT WE THIRD HAVE AN OVERALL BALANCE PROGRAM WITH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
OUT Q=school programs
For more information on the juvenile justice system watch "On Record"
tomorrow morning at 11.
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Coming up on News 7,
Don Beyer celebrates the 20th anniversary of a landmark bill for the
And school children in Roanoke will get more stuff to read, thanks to First
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer and advocates for the disabled marked a big
milestone this week in southwest Virginia.
On Tuesday, they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act.
The legislation passed by Congress means that special education and related
services are provided to disabled children without charge in America's public
Beyer has a sister, and a son that are disabled.
IN Q=But look at
((LT. GOVERNOR DON BEYER: BUT LOOK AT WHAT WE DID THE PREVIOUS COUPLE HUNDRED
YEARS. WE JUST IGNORED THESE KIDS, THEY FELL THROUGH THE CRACKS, THEY HAD
BASICALLY WASTED LIVES. NOW ALL, EVERY CHILD HAS A CHANCE TO LEARN AND
PROGRESS, AND OUR SOCIETY IS MUCH RICHER BECAUSE OF THAT.))
OUT Q=because of that.
Speakers at the event pointed out that a number of complex issues still lie
ahead for disabled students.
Experts say many of the children still don't go on to college.
They also worry that some of the funding for these students may be in
jeopardy because of the budget cuts in Washington.
Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert received a tearful testimonial this week,
as city council recognized his ten years as Roanoke's top administrator.
IN Q=What you've not heard
((WHAT YOU'VE NOT HEARD AND WHAT I SEE DAY IN AND DAY OUT IS THE MAN HIMSELF,
THE MAN WITH THE HEART. THE MAN WHO IS INTERESTED IN HIS EMPLOYEES, IN HIS
CITIZENS, IN THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. AND THE FRIENDSHIPS HE HAS SHOWN TO EACH
OF US WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. BOB, WE LOVE YOU.))
OUT Q=Bob, we love you.
Herbert's decade as city manager included Roanoke's recovery following the
flood of '85.
His tenure has also been marked by the renovation of the Hotel Roanoke and
construction of a new conference center.
And as council recognized him on Monday, Mayor David Bowers said Herbert has
worked hard to keep other city services up to speed.
IN Q=That is due to the leadership
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THAT IS DUE TO THE LEADERSHIP STYLE AND THE
MANAGEMENT STYLE OF THIS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND CARING EXECUTIVE OF OUR
GOVERNMENT. IT HAS BEEN AN UNPARALLELED TEN YEARS OF PROGRESS FOR OUR CITY, AND
I THINK BOB HERBERT HAS BEEN RIGHT SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF IT.))
OUT Q=right in the middle of all of it.
Bob Herbert is Roanoke's sixth city manager.
Elementary school children in Roanoke will receive an early Christmas gift
thanks in part to First Union.
The bank collected about 800 books through its "Banking on Books" program.
IN Q=We put out
((ROBB SENKFOR/FIRST UNION OPERATIONS OFFICER: WE PUT COLLECTION BOXES IN OUR
LOCAL BRANCHES HERE IN ROANOKE, SALEM, AND VINTON AND BOTH EMPLOYEES AND THE
CUSTOMERS AND NON CUSTOMERS BROUGHT IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS. ))
SUPER=01-Robb Senkfor/First Union;
OUT Q=children's books.
The branches collected the books in September and October.
They will be distributed to the 21 elementary schools within the city.
IN Q=This will serve
((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: THIS WILL SERVE AS INSTRUCTIONAL
ENRICHMENT RESOURCES FOR OUR CHILDREN TO USE IN THEIR HOMES. MANY OF OUR
CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO JUST GOOD READING MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
MATERIALS IN THEIR HOMES.))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke Schools;
OUT Q=in their homes.
Runyon says the reading material will reach between 800 and a thousand
The 16 and 11 Express rolled back into the Civic Center tonight looking
derail east division leading Richmond Renegades.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00
The Express hit their freezer floor focussed on the task at hand.
After a few clutch Daniel Berhtiaume saves the Roanoke offense got going,
on the break Ilja Dubkov makes the pass to Jeff Jablonski who puts the puck on
the upper shelf for a 1-nothing Express lead at the 8:01 mark of the first.
Richmond came right back Kurt Mallet SUPER=34-Richmond/==3/Roanoke/==2;
takes the assist from Steve carpenter and fires the shot past Berthiaume and
the score is notted at 1 a piece. Richmond goes on to hand Roanoke it's second
The Radford Highlanders will embark on a grueling 4 game road swing over the
holidays that includes stops at Florida State and South Carolina. Tonight they
tuned up with a big win over Catholic.
SUPER=03-Radford/Highlanders vs. Cardinals;
Ron Bradley's team was looking to wrap up the current homestand at three
But it was the visitors from DC who got off to the quick start. Jeremy
Boris goes to the hole for the hoop AND 1.
The Highlanders then went on a 19 point run midway through the half to put
this one away. Anthony Walker gets the loose ball and finishes with the nice
Then watch Eric Bowens miss the short jumper but Eric Parker is there
to throw it down with authority. Radford cruises to the 87-59 win.
The 17th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies and their 8 game winning streak were
snapped tonight by Georgia 85-72 at the Georgia Dome.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
Bill Foster is just 3 wins away from 500 victories in his career. He will
have to wait a little longer.
katu Davis led the Bulldogs with 18 points, including this 3 pointer in
the first half that gave the Dos a 5 point lead.
Shawn Smith registered 17 points on the day, he gets three of those on a
trey of his own from near the top of the key.
Smitty was tough from the inside as SUPER=34-Georgia/=85/Virginia
well; finishing the play with the easy bank.
Ace Custis exploded for 18 points and Damon Watlington added 20, but Georgia
hands Foster and the Hokies their first loss of the season.
VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS/Hoosiers vs. Jayhawks; :00
The Jayhawks continued their winning ways but it didn't come easy against
always tough Indiana at Kemper Arena.
Hoosier sharpshooter Brian Evans finds the range from 3, but his club still
Big Raef Lafrentz throws one down in the paint and the Jayhawks were on
Jerod Haase then makes the pretty move and finishes with the slick
reverse and Kansas opened up a 13 point lead in the second half and they go on
to win it 91 to 83.
Montana overcame 2 touchdowns and nearly 100 yards from former Heritage
star Chris Parker to beat Marshall 22-20 for the 1-Double A football national
championship today in Huntington.
SUPER=03-Huntington, WV/1-AA National Championship; :00
The Thundering her was looking for it 's first title since 1992 as they
took their home turf.
The visitors from the Big Sky Conference can dish out some big hits.
Marshall's Eric Thomas receives the punishment.
Montana quarterback Dave Dickenson hits matt Wells for a 24 yard TD
completion for a 10-3 Montana lead.
Former Heritage star Chris parker tied the game at 10 a piece on this 10
yard jaunt in the 3rd quarter.
Parker, who is marshall's all time leading rusher, put the Herd up 2019 in
the 4th, on this 26 yard touchdown run. He had 94 yards on 23 carries.
But Dickenson shook off the 10 sacks he had suffered on the day and
led Montana on the game winning drive, and with 39 second left in the game;
Andy Larson booted a 25 yard field. Montana wins the national championship.
The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first round play off bye today after
whipping New England Patriots 41-27.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Patriots vs. Steelers; :00
The Steelers have now won 8 in a row. Today's battle kicked off at Three
Neil O'Donnell threw 2 touchdown passes on the day; this one going to
yancy Thigpen for 14 yards and a 10-6 Pittsburgh lead in the second quarter.
The cornerstone of the Steelers..still their defense. Brenston Buckner goes
all the way on a 46 yard touchdown gallop after recovering the fumble; 17-6,
Bill Cowher's troops out in front.
New England's Drew Bledsoe was sharp. He threw for 336 yards and 3 TD passes,
including this one to Curtis Martin for 22 yards to tie the game at 27 a piece.
The pro bowl runner also gained 120 yards on the ground.
But O'Donnell was awesome. Here he connects with Ernie Mills on a 62 yard
touchdown completion; it's 34-27 Pittsburgh and the Steelers win 41-27.
The green Bay packers also clinched a playoff berth today by beating the
New Orlean Saints 34 to 23.
Brett Farve had his usual pro bowl day; throwing for 308 yards and four
touchdowns. The win gave the pack a 10 and 5 record and a post season spot for
the third straight year.
Reggie White, who was supposed to miss the wrest of the year with an injured
hamstring, entered the game on Green Bay's third defensive play.
The Packers win 34-23, now the numbers
wipe to Boards!!!!!!
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
and still to come tonight, Virginia Tech defensive star Cornell Brown wins
yet another award,
and Frank beamer and Tech A.D. Dave Braine talk about his status and about
having faith sometimes really does pay off.
Frank Beamer has been mentioned as one of Georgia's top picks to be head
Beamer, who arrived back in Roanoke yesterday; is also trying to focus his
Hokies on their alliance bowl game with Texas.
Tech went back to a regular practice regime yesterday and Beamer assured
everyone that he's stayin put.
IN Q="The only
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=End of story"
The Hokies will talk about a comeback story when this season comes up.
Many tech supporters had all but given up on their team after an OH and 2
start. Among the believers; the Tech administration.
IN Q=Our administration...
((DAVE BRAINE/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va.Tech Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=..being rewarded"
Tech's Cornell Brown was named the Hokies most valuable player at the team
annual football banquet today. He won the award last year as well.
The consensus all american and Big East defensive player of the year had 25
tackles behind the line and tallied 14 sacks.
Flanker Bryan Still received the outstanding senior award and Coach Beamer
was recognized for being conference coach of the year and the best coach in the
Employees at the General Electric plant in Salem, were out spreading the
This morning they traveled the Roanoke Valley delivering food boxes to about
About 250 volunteers packed up nearly 18-thousand dollars worth of food.
Each box is filled with 90 pounds of food such as soft drinks, biscuit mix
and canned goods.
The program has been going on for 33 years and has become a family affair.
Volunteers say it's a good learning experience for everyone, especially the
IN Q=sharing and caring
((SHARING AND CARING. THEY DISCOVER THERE'S PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT NEED HELP.
MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR G-E ARE PRETTY WELL OFF AND WHAT THEY SEE HERE
IS THAT PEOPLE NEED HELP.
ALICE JACKSON: I CAN'T WAIT TO GET IN THERE AND SEE WHAT'S THERE. I KNOW
IT'S A LOT OF SURPRISE IN THERE AND I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH.))
SUPER=01-George Belanger/Program Coordinator; :00
SUPER=07-Alice Jackson; :17
OUT Q=it so much.
G-E gets the names from the League of Older Americans and Roanoke County
There's tree trouble in Pennsylvania-- the kind of trouble that challenges
the holiday spirit.
A family went to put Christmas ornaments on their tree in the front yard,
only to find the 12-foot spruce had vanished.
But it wasn't some heartless thief. Thanks to neighbors, the family
found out the city had cut their tree down by mistake, believing it was donated
to the city for its annual Christmas display.
The tree the city was supposed to get is still sitting across from the
However, they are taking the mistake well... hoping no one will be fired
over the incident.