Coming up on news seven at eleven
A Franklin County man is arrested tonight.
The sheriff's department says he was firing an assault rifle in the woods.
There will be a partial government shutdown tomorrow as 260-thousand federal
employees will be furloughed.
And this is the first night of the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah.
News seven at eleven is next.
A Franklin County man is arrested
The sheriff's department says he was in woods firing an assault rifle after
a domestic dispute.
Republicans and the White House are not compromising on the budget.
There will be a partial government shutdown as 260-thousand federal
employees will be furloughed.
And tonight is the first night of the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah.
Jewish people all over the world are celebrating.
We'll bring you that story and all the news, weather, and sports at eleven.
A tense evening in the woods of Franklin County ended without injury
tonight--as the the sheriff's department apprehended a man who was allegedly
firing an assault rifle.
Deputies responded to a domestic call around four this afternoon.
The woman living at the trailer told deputies her roommate, Billy Joe Kline,
had left their home with an assault rifle.
He apparently was very upset.
Kline was walking into the woods when the deputies arrived.
IN Q=they had to
((CAPT. BILL OVERTON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THEY HAD TO BACK OFF
BECAUSE THE SUBJECT STARTED FIRING. WE COULDN'T SAY THE SHOTS WERE FIRED AT
THE OFFICERS, EVEN IF HE KNEW THAT THE OFFICERS WERE ON THE SCENE YET. BUT
THEY ESTIMATED HE FIRED BETWEEN 50 AND 100 ROUNDS.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Bill Overton/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=100 rounds
Overton says deputies surrounded Kline as he tossed bullets into a fire he
IN Q=one of our
((ONE OF OUR UNITS HAD WORKED HIS WAY DOWN TO THE WOODLINE AND COULD HEAR
ROUNDS BEING FIRED BUT HE COULD HEAR THE SUBJECT EXITING THE WOODS AND WE
FOLLOWED THE NOISE AND WITH THE NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT WE COULD DETERMINE HE
HAD MADE HIS WAY TO THE WOODLINE AND HE WAS APPREHENDED AT THAT TIME.))
OUT Q=AT THAT TIME
Overton says a temporary detention order was issued against Kline because of
his history of mental health problems.
They do not know what upset him.
The man was taken to Lewis Gale Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Overton says charges have not been filed.
Police have re-captured the two men who escaped from the Lynchburg City Jail
John Davis and Delmer Ray Salyer (SAUL-yer) were apprehended this morning.
Lynchburg Sheriff Lawrence Simpson said earlier this evening that the
Lynchburg City Police Department re-captured the men this morning.
They were found on Old Forest Road near a convenience store.
Last night a guard discovered the two men missing at head count.
They got away by going over the back wall.
Davis is in jail on drug charges.
Salyer (SAUL-yer) is serving time for violating probation.
Rescue personnel were busy working a vehicle accident tonight in Roanoke.
It happened around seven o'clock on route 2-20 in front of Wal-Mart.
The Jaws of Life had to be used to cut a woman from her car.
Officials at the scene say the woman's car was struck by another car when it
crossed the median.
Police have not released any other information.
No face to face negotiations tonight between Republicans and White House
staff over the budget.
That means the partial shutdown of the federal government will happen
Some 260-thousand workers will be furloughed.
Tourist are blaming the politicians, politicians are blaming each other as
the second partial government shutdown continues.
Tourists have been the main victims so far, with major attractions closed.
At the root of the impasse: deadlocked negotiations on balancing
The shutdown not only hurts government employees.
Denise Allen tells us how some of those in the private sector are affected.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Gracie Overstreet/Peaks of Otter Restaurant; :09
SUPER=01-Calvin Rice/Restaurant Mgr.; :33
OUT Q=News 7
((Government workers may be the ones getting furloughed, but employees at the
Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant say it's people like them who pay the
((GRACIE OVERSTREET/WAITRESS: I THINK IF THEY WERE LIKE US AND IF THEY WEREN'T
GETTING PAID, I THINK THEY COULD COME TO A DECISION QUICKER.))
For now the Lodge and Restaurant remain open.
But workers here are worried they'll be shut down again.
The Peaks of Otter Lodge is privately owned, but it's on government land.
That's why owners had to close during the last shutdown.
That weekend the lodge was fully booked.
((CALVIN RICE/RESTAURANT MANAGER: IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND AND WE PROBABLY
LOST ABOUT 1400 PEOPLE DURING THE WEEKEND MEALTIME. THAT'S NORMALLY WHAT WE'D
((EVERYONE HERE THAT WORKS HERE ARE TOTALLY DEPENDANT ON THE PEAKS FOR THEIR
LIVELIHOOD WE HAD EMPLOYEES THAT WERE TERRIBLY UPSET AND WENT HOME CRYING
BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW
LONG THEY WERE GOING TO BE SHUTDOWN.))
The lodge remained open this weekend as did The Blue Ridge Parkway ranger
Rangers are supposed to report to work Monday to find out if they're being
Managers at the Peaks of Otter Lodge say they're keeping everybody working
as long as government allows them to remain open.
Denise Allen News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
Lynchburg tries to catch some new business on the internet.
And one doll is going off the shelves so fast, a department store chain is
raffling it off, with proceeds going to a good cause.
wx ad lib
Fairly quiet out there tonight-- but we've got some rain on the way.
Clouds are building in advance of a storm system that should be making its
presence known by late tomorrow.
We'll also notice a gradual decline in temperatures this week-- back down
into the 30's for highs.
Mother Nature has some changes in store for us--
You'll want to stay tuned for the complete forecast coming up in a few
MUSIC UP FULL
Who says Barbie is just another pretty face?
She's actually helping to raise Christmas cheer for children in Floyd
County's Head Start Program.
Retailers have been hard pressed to keep these Barbie Dolls on the shelf.
So managers of area Hills Stores thought the dolls would make a good prize
for a raffle.
The proceeds will help 40 children and their families have a happy holiday.
But you don't need money to get your raffle ticket.
IN Q=WHAT WE'D LIKE
((SHANNA LETNER: WHAT WE'D LIKE IS FOR SOMEONE TO MAKE A CAN FOOD DONATION,
SWEAT SUITS, ANYTHING FROM 3T TO 6X FOR ALL THOSE KIDS, TOYS, FOOTBALLS,
PHIL VANDER PLOEG/HILLS DEPT. STORE: BEING THAT WE'RE PART OF THE COMMUNITY
A LOT OF US HAVE CHILDREN AS WELL, I THINK WE ALL BENEFIT FROM GIVING TO THE
PEOPLE THAT ARE UNDER-PRIVILEGED.))
SUPER=07-Shanna Letner; :00
SUPER=01-Phil Vander Ploeg/Hills Dept. Store; :14
OUT Q=that are under-privileged
The food and toy drive ends Wednesday morning.
That's when the three winners will be picked.
You can to make a donation and get a raffle ticket by stopping by Applebee's
Restaurant on Route 4-60 in Christiansburg.
Wal-Mart forms a partnership with Central Fidelity,
And Norfolk Southern plans to spend more on railroad improvements this year.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Tuesday; :27
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Thursday; :50
OUT Q=NAT SOT
FIRST AMERICAN LBRAW 00:00:30
A new bank has entered southwest Virginia's crowded financial landscape.
First American of Nashville has officially acquired Charter Federal Savings,
and the bank's top brass toured its new branches this week.
SPARKS LBRAW 00:05:22
Phillip Sparks is Roanoke's new chief of economic development.
As acting chief for the past two-and-a-half years, he helped bring more than
80-million-dollars worth of investments to the city.
LAKE HOTEL LBRAW 00:07:42
Smith Mountain Lake will soon have its first motel.
An investor began converting this office building on route 122 in Burnt
Chimney about a month ago, and it's scheduled to open in March.
CENTRAL FIDELITY LBRAW 00:08:28
Central Fidelity Bank wants to cash in on Wal-Mart's popularity.
WALMART LBRAW 00:09:43
The bank will soon open full service branches in seven Wal-Mart supercenters
across the state; including the ones in Roanoke, Christiansburg, Henry County,
APCO LINES LBRAW 00:11:07
Appalachian Power got a big jolt in its efforts to build a new line like
this one from West Virginia to Botetourt County.
After years of evaluation, state regulators say Apco has demonstrated there
is a need for the controversial project.
NS LBRAW 00:13:29
Norfolk Southern plans to spend 708-million-dollars on improvements next
year, most to its railroad operations.
That's an increase of two-percent compared to the year before.
WALTRIP UNVEILING NEW CAR LBRAW 15:45
And the Grand Piano and Furniture chain of Roanoke will once again sponsor a
NASCAR racing team.
This time around the track it will pair up with the Wood Brothers of Patrick
County and driver Michael Waltrip.
DJIA PRE PRO
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 20-points,
closing at 5176.73.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Also this week, Virginia was ranked among the leading states in a
report showing that African-American-owned businesses increased dramatically
between 19-87 and 19-92.
Commerce Department figures showed a 46-percent increase in the number of
African-American-owned businesses nationwide, and a 39-percent rise
Lynchburg is trying to snag new business for central Virginia in the World
Steve Smallshaw has more on Region 2000's high- tech approach to economic
SUPER=01-Jeff Taylor/Region 2000 Director; :17
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( natsot ribbon-cutting
For seven years, Region 2000 has helped create thousands of jobs for the
central Virginia area.. using mostly conventional methods like pamphlets and
videos to attract new businesses.
You can only imagine what's going to be possible now that they've gone "on
IN Q=It's just another
((JEFF TAYLOR/REGION 2000 DIRECTOR: IT'S JUST ANOTHER WAY TO GET THE MESSAGE
OUT, AND OUR ADVERTISEMENT'S GOING TO BE THERE AND SO PEOPLE CAN TAKE A LOOK
AND THEY CAN SEE WHAT THEY LIKE AND THEY CAN ASK FOR SOME INFORMATION, JUST
LIKE THEY DO WHEN THEY SEE AN ADVERTISEMENT SO IT'S ANOTHER WAY TO GET THE WORD
OUT ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
OUT Q=what we're doing.
For about two weeks now, Region 2000 has had its own official rest stop on
the information superhighway.
((SO THIS IS AN ACTUAL PICTURE OF THE BUILDING. THEY GET SOME IDEA OF WHAT IT
With a few clicks of a mouse, a prospective business owner can find out
exactly what central Virginia has to offer: from industrial sites to tax breaks
to quality of workforce.
In a time where the competition for new development has become increasingly
fierce, getting your message out takes a little creativity.
IN Q=The Internet's
((TAYLOR: THE INTERNET'S GROWING, IT'S EXPLODING AND WE FELT LIKE WE NEEDED TO
BE THERE, BECAUSE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THERE. AFTER THE TURN OF
THE CENTURY, EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE ABLE, SOME OF THE TECHNICAL WIZARDS SAY,
WATCH THEIR TELEPHONE AND ANSWER THEIR TELEVISION AND WE WANT TO BE HEADED IN
OUT Q=in that direction.
It's a direction they'd like to steer prospective businesses in as well.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
MUSIC ON TAPE
A Junior R-O-T-C program is gaining popularity in Halifax County.
Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.
We'll take you to a celebration in Roanoke -- up next.
MUSIC UP FULL
Would you believe that high schoolers are actually signing up for a class
where they have to do pushups?
Well that's what's happening in the Junior R-O-T-C program at Halifax County
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=Starts with nat sound of exercise
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Nick Butler/Junior; :18
SUPER=01-Karen Featherston/Sophomore; :27
SUPER=01-Nick Inge/Senior; :50
SUPER=01-Major Allen Hughes/JROTC Instructor; 1:16
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Halifax County.
((Exercise is a vital part of any Junior ROTC program.
But working up a sweat isn't Halifax County's main objective.
This is the eleventh year the high school has offered the course-- designed
to build muscle as well as confidence.
IN Q=It's taught me
((NICK BUTLER/JUNIOR:IT'S TAUGHT ME RESPECT TOWARD ELDERS AND YOU KNOW, JUST TO
BE NICE TO EVERYONE AND TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF MY LIFE.))
((KAREN FEATHERSTON/SOPHOMORE:WHEN I FIRST STARTED I JUST KEPT ON SAYING I
CAN'T DO IT, I CAN'T DO THAT, AND SINCE THEN, SINCE I'VE JOINED JROTC, I GUESS
NOW I CAN DO IT. ))
OUT Q=can do it.
Statistics compiled from 1986 to 1995 show students enrolled in the program
for two years-- have a graduation rate of 97.5 percent.
Of that number, nearly 46 percent go on to join the military.
((NICK INGE/SENIOR:AFTER GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL, I PLAN TO ATTEND THE
CITADEL, AFTERWARDS I PLAN TO TRY TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THE ARMY, I WANT TO
BE COMMISSIONED AS A SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY.))
OUT Q=united states army.
Major Allen Hughes is Halifax County's Junior ROTC instructor.
He says students enrolled in the program tend to have fewer discipline and
They also learn the importance of community involvement.
IN Q=They participate
((MAJOR ALLEN HUGHES/JROTC INSTRUCTOR: THEY PARTICIPATE IN THE ADOPT A HIGHWAY
CLEAN UP PROGRAM, OUR STUDENTS RAISE THE FLAG DAILY, WE LEAD THE SCHOOL IN THE
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ON A WEEKLY BASIS, ANYTHING THEY PARTICIPATE, IF THE
COMMUNITY NEEDS SOME HELP OUR STUDENTS WILL DO THAT. ))
OUT Q=do that.
This year, 142 students are enrolled in Halifax County's program. But as
word of the program's benefits continues to spread, that number will likely
grow. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Halifax County.))
The Dallas Cowboys needed a field goal with 2 seconds to play in the game
to beat the New York Giants today.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX; :00
Barry Switzer was not about to make two bad calls in a row! The NFC east
title is still within his reach.
The Giant's Dave Brown with a giant play, scrambling 5 yards for his
team's 2nd touchdown before the half; 14-6 New York.
Emmitt Smith rushed for 103 yard sand tied the NFL season record with 24
touchdowns this season. The TD also gave Dallas an 18-17 lead in the 4th
quarter. The Giant's Rodney Hampton rushed for 187 on the day.
It took a last minute drive for dallas to win and improve to 11 and 4. With 2
seconds remaining, Chris Boniol booted a field goal; Dallas wins 21-20.
The Washington Redskins improved to 4 and 10 on the season today by downing
their old quarterback; Mark Rypien and his Rams 35-23 in St. Louis.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX; :00
Coach Norv Turner would win with two quarterbacks.
Heath Shuler was sharp early as he finds pro bowl selection Brian Mitchel
on a 22 yard touchdown connection for a 10-7 washington lead in the first.
The rams outgained Washington 434 yards to 254 yards, so the difference was
defense!. Tom Carter intercepts Rypien, who threw for 347 yards, and scores to
give the Skins a 14-10 lead in before the half.
Shuler left the game with a injury to his right pinky finger and Gus
Ferrotte took over.
He did not miss a beat. Leslie Shepherd takes the hand off on the reverse
and takes it in from 8 yards out, 28-10 Washington.
The Skins Tony Woods scores the Skins second defensive TD as he recovers
the Todd Kinchen fumble and the Redskins win 35-23. Heath Shuler broke a finger
in his throwing hand, and despite his trainer's prognosis that he's problably
done this season, Heth remains optomistic.
IN Q=We're gonna
SUPER=01-Heath Shuler/Redskins Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...now and then"
In the motor city, the Lions recorded the biggest margin of victory Detroit
history today; They ran over Jacksonville Jaguars for 44 points and gave up not
one single point.
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/Jaguars vs. Lions; :00
It was the Lions 6th straight win. Scott Mitchel threw a pair of touchdown
passes, both to Johnnie Morton. He also connected with Bret Perriman. Perriman
and former UVa great Herman Moore have became the first receiver tandem to have
100 or more catches in the same season and Moore broke the NFL record for
receiving yards in a season. SUPER=30-Detroit/=44/Jacksonville/==0;
Barry sanders ran for 2 touchdowns as well. The Lions can clinch a playoff spot
if Minnesota loses to San francisco tomorrow night.
The Buffalo Bills cashed in on their 6th eastern division title in 8
yearsbut but not without a fight from the Dolphins who finally lost 23-20.
SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/Dolphins vs. Bills; :00
Perhaps this incident summed up the season for Miami. With under 2 minutes
left in the game, the Fins Bryan Cox and Buffalo's Carwell Gardner get into an
all out fist fight, both were ejected from the game.
Back to the action, Dan Marino would throw this 20 yard touchdown pass to
Eric Green in the third quarter that tied the game at 13 all.
The Bills went up by a touchdown as Jim Kelly hooks up with Thurman Thomas
on a 12 yard strike. Thomas ran for 148 yards and scored twice.
Bernie Parmelee tied the game again at 20 on a 5 yard dash up the middle.
The game came down to this play. SUPER=30-Buffalo/=23/Miami/=20;
With 6:11 remaining, marino throws a costly interception to David White that
a 25 yard Steve Christie field goal and Buffalo wins 23-20, Miami is still
alive in the playoff race.
The Browns went out with a bang, beating Cincinnati 26-10 in perhaps their
final regular season game in Cleveland.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Bengals vs. Browns; :00
The writing on the wall.....was mixed as some will miss their Browns, while,
others had some advice for baltimore!
The resilience of Vinny Testeverde will be missed. Vinny threw for 241
yards and 2 touchdowns on the day. Keenan Mccardell is on the receiving end of
this TD toss in the second SUPER=30-Cleveland/=26/Cincinnati/=10;
quarter that gave Cleveland a 17-3 advantage.
The Browns snap a 6 game losing streak, Linebacker Pepper Johnson
intercepts this Jeff Blake pass;Cleveland 26-10.
After the game, the fans refused to leave without a few suvenirs!!! Browns
fans uprooted seats from the dog pound to take with them..entire rows of
bleacher seats were headed for the exit signs. The Browns are not gone yet but
it is likely and a lot of history goes with them, much of it made by that
gentleman. Now the numbers!!
wipe to boards!!!!!!!!!
chyron in motion
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OUT Q=last score
And still to come tonight, highlights from the NBA hard wood and the NHL
plus we will check in with the Express and a tough loss today. Those
highlights and the current division standings when we return.
The Roanoke Express hit their freezer floor in danger of dropping three
straight as the team faced off against South Division Tallahassee.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tiger Sharks vs. Express; :00
Quite a few empty seats for this Sunday matinee at the Round House.
We pick up the action in the second period with the scored knotted at one.
Jeff Jablonski, who scored in his 9th straight game today, steals the puck and
shoots, but, this time, he is denied by tallahassee goalie Mark Richards, who
pays for the safe.
The Express had 15 shots on Richards in the second period; defenseman
Jon Larson passes to MIke SUPER=34-Tallahassee/==3/Roanoke/==2;
Stacci who fires away...Richards is there again!
Daniel Berthiamue would come up with 5 stops in the second, add this one to
the stat sheet. But Roanoke is swept over the weekend, losing 3-2.
The East Division, now shapes up like this. If Roanoke had won all three
games; the Express would have taken over second place, above Hampton.
With the three defeats, Charlotte, with it's win friday, is now tied with
the Express for third place.
Roanoke does not play again until this Thursday and Friday when the team
takes on Richmond and then Hampton Roads.
The Flyers topped the Penguins in a shootout from the city of brotherly
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Penguins vs. Flyers; :00
Brains met brawn tonight as the crafty Mario Lemieux faces off against the
physical Flyer in Eric Lindros.
The Penguins Ron Francis tallied two goals on the evening,but his team
gave up 49 shots.
Lindros won the personal battle with
mario, here he finds the puck infront of the Pittsburgh net and puts it home.
The Flyers Rob Brind'Amor scored with 2:12 left in the game and Philly eeks
out a 6-5 victory.
The Orlando Magic leads the Atlantic Division with an 18 and 5 record
while the Toronto raptors are the seller dwellers in the Central at 7 and 17.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/Magic vs. Raptors; :00
But when you have flying teranasaurus Rex's anything can happen and
everything did happen.
Ed Pinkney with the slam that gave his prehistoric team an 18-12 cushion
in the first half.
Shackille O'neal led all scorers with 32 points in only his second game
back from injury. He also had 11 boards.
Tracey Murray added 16 for Toronto, but the Raptors main man is still guard
Damon Stoudamire. He chipped in 21 as Toronto whips Orlando 110 to 93.
The U-S postal service has already unveiled next year's Christmas stamp.
A painting from the museum's collection has been chosen by the U.S. Postal
Service as the religious Christmas stamp for 1996.
That means half a BILLION copies will be printed of "The Adoration of the
Shepherds" by Italian artist Paolo de Matteis (POW-lo day ma-TAY-us).
IN Q=I think the
((KATHLEEN SCHRADER/VA. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: I THINK THE PAINTING IS REALLY
COMPELLING BECAUSE OF THE FACT-- THE WAY THAT THE MADONNA AND CHILD ARE
PAINTED. IT'S AS IF THE LIGHT SOURCE OF THE PAINTING IS COMING FROM THE CHILD
ITSELF. THIS IS AN INDICATION OF THE DIVINE NATURE OF THE CHILD. AND IT GIVES
THE PAINTING A REAL DRAW. ALMOST A MAGNETIC DRAW.))
SUPER=01-Kathleen Schrader/Va. Museum of Fine Arts;
OUT Q=magnetic draw.
The museum had some local help.
A Virginia Commonwealth University professor is on the postal service stamp
Tonight is the first night of the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah.
Jewish people all over the world tonight are celebrating the beginning of
the Festival of Lights.
Here in Roanoke, people gathered at the Beth Israel Synagogue to re-tell the
story of Hanukkah.
IN Q=Two thousand
((MARCIE BRUMBERG/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE: 2000 YEARS AGO OUR ANCESTORS WHO WERE
KNOWN AS MACCABEES FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO PRAY AND LIVE AS JEWISH PEOPLE WHEN
THEY WERE DENIED THAT RIGHT AND SO WE REMEMBER THAT TODAY WHEN WE CELEBRATE
SUPER=01-Marcie Brumberg/Beth Israel Synagogue;
OUT Q=this holiday.
They lit the traditional menorah candles, played dreidel, ate a hearty
dinner, and of course, had some fun.
IN Q=(nat sound) Happy
((KIDS SCREAMING: HAPPY HANUKKAH!))
OUT Q=Hanukkah! (nat sound out)