President Clinton and Republican leaders have agreed to try to nail down
a balanced budget by the end of the year.
Regina Blakely reports from Washington.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Dole/(R) Majority Leader; 17
SUPER=01-Al Gore/Vice President; 35 wait til this time code!
OUT Q=Standards Outcue."
(( The first meeting in a month between President Clinton and Republican
leaders to talk about the budget was called a step in the right direction, but
it was just that a step there was no agreement to announce only a promise to
meet again Wednesday, and for Republican's a bottom line.
((SENATE MAJORITY LEADER BOB DOLE: BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE WILL GET A BALANCED
BUDGET BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.))
And they claimed Republican numbers would be used to reach a seven year
balanced budget, but...
((VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE: THAT IS A SLIGHT MISUNDERSTANDING.))
Vice president Al Gore indicated things are still fairly confused.
((VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE: WE TENTATIVELY AGREED SUBJECT TO TOMORROW'S
DISCUSSION THAT WHAT WOULD BE TALKED ABOUT WOULD BE THE PRESIDENT'S PROPOSAL.
And only if there is progress in later meetings will discussions start on
a temporary funding bill to re-open the government. Regina Blakely, CBS News,
Wet pavement may have contributed to an accident that killed a 16 year
It happened on route 221 in Floyd County at about 3:45 this afternoon.
Police say the Chevy S-10 pickup truck was north on 221 when the driver
lost control of the truck, it crossed the road, and overturned.
A passenger, 16 year old Jamie Beckner of Copper Hill was killed-
She was prounounced dead at the scene.
A Pittsylvania County teen wanted for murder is in police custody after
turning himself over to authorities earlier this evening.
Murder warrants were served against 19- year old Paul Michael Dalton, Junior
at around five.
Dalton is a suspect in the death of 72- year old Clark Aubrey Adkins of
Police found the elderly man's abandoned car in the Callands (CAL-inds)
section of Pittsylvania County Sunday night.
Adkins' body was located a short distance away.
Authorities say he'd apparently been shot to death.
A second jury is hearing the case against a Halifax County teen accused of
pulling the trigger in a fatal drive by shooting.
Kevin Chase Newman's October trial ended in a hung jury.
The 17- year old is accused of killing Anthony Scott Whitlock during a drive
by shooting in February at Westside Trailer Court.
In September, Harry Traynham (TRAY-NUM) was found guilty of first degree
murder for his role in the crime.
Traynham was prosecuted for driving the car used in the shooting.
Three weeks after he allegedly robbed a Lynchburg bank, North Carolina
authorities have caught up with Brian Keith Watson.
Police in Rowland say they caught the 19- year old breaking into a motel
room there around 7:30 this morning.
A background check revealed Watson was suspected of robbing the Nationsbank
on Boonsboro Road three weeks ago.
Police recovered Watson's abandoned car that day, but he was not caught.
Two Lynchburg detectives traveled to North Carolina this afternoon to talk
He's being held on a 120- thousand dollar bond pending tomorrow's appearance
in (ROB-ison) Robeson County district court.
She's accused of locking away an elderly man in the trunk of a car.
Now prosecutors say it's just a matter of time before SHE's locked away.
31 year old Mitzi Horton will face a Grand Jury on charges of abduction.
Last month police discovered 83- year old Vernon Laughon (LAWN) in the trunk
of his car-- three days after he was reported missing.
Horton was in the driver's seat.
IN Q=He had gotten
((ANNE GARDNER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE HAD GOTTEN INTO A VERBAL
ARGUMENT WITH THE DEFENDANT AND RESULTED LATER IN HER CHOKING HIM TO THE POINT
WHERE HE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS AND DISCOVERED HIMSELF IN THE TRUNK OF THE CAR. ))
SUPER=01-Anne Gardner/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=the car
Gardner hopes an indictment will be handed down in February.
A snow storm has blanketed part of the Midwest causing power outages and
traffic headaches there.
SUPER=03-New York City;
While New Yorkers dreaming of a White Christmas may get what they wish
Snow began falling this morning and a foot could come down before it's all
The white stuff made for slick roads in Metropolitan New York- and caused
quite a few fender benders.
((AND I'M MISERABLE. I WISH I WAS IN FLORIDA.))
((IT'S THE BEST WEATHER TO HAVE AT THIS SEASON. I LIKE SNOW SO IT'S BEST TIME
OF THE YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Detlef Leuth/German Tourist; 04 (second person!)
OUT Q=TIME OF THE YEAR."
If the snow sticks around through the holiday this could be New York City's
first White Christmas since 1983.
wipe wipe wipe
wipe wipe wipe
SUPER=03-Gadsden Co, FL;
It was a tornado causing trouble in Florida today-
The twister smashed through a mobile home near Quincy Florida killing a 50
year old man.
His 49 year old brother was found injured about 150 yards away.
The tornado hit early this morning uprighting trees and downing power
Tragedy stuck the set of a new Disney movie today.
One woman is dead and five others are injured after a boat stunt took a
It happened off Marco Island Florida- not far from Naples.
Witnesses say a boat careened out of control skidding off a ramp and
landing on a group of extras.
((PHIL ROBERTS/RESIDENT: PEOPLE WERE SCREAMING AND HOLLERING AND YELLING OVER
THERE SO WE KNEW SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED.))
OUT Q=something had happened."
The movie, "Gone Fishin'" is about two men on a fishing vacation in
Florida, starring Joe Pesci, and Danny Glover.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7, defeated state Senator Brandon Bell may get a new job
with the state of Virginia,
And while Victory Stadium may need a new look, we'll tell you why one
promoter is racing to schedule some new events.
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Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says Governor George Allen's budget could be
better for business.
The new budget focuses on luring big business to the Commonwealth.
But Beyer, who's expected to run for Allen's office in 1997, has a bit of a
different target in his legislative package.
During a stop in Roanoke last week, the Democrat emphasized small
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IN Q=And that's
((DON BEYER/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: AND THAT'S THE WAY THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE GONNA
MAKE IT IN THE WORLD ANYWAY, YOU KNOW, YOU OR I ARE NEVER GONNA HEAD GENERAL
MOTORS, OR VOLVO-GM, BUT WE CAN HAVE OUR OWN CAR WASH, OR OUR OWN GAS STATION,
OR OUR OWN CAR DEALERSHIP, OR SOME WAY WE CAN MAKE OUR FAMILY SECURE.))
OUT Q=our family secure.
Beyer wants to reform the "B-POL" tax, which hits some small businesses
hard, and he wants to get the Virginia Retirement System to invest in some
small businesses in the state.
Allen's plan calls for putting Virginia's economic development department,
employment commission, and department of labor and industry all under one roof.
A new organization will market the state to business prospects.
Allen's budget has 21-million dollars worth of funding for business
advertising and promotion.
And he wants to increase the state's "deal closing" fund by 18 million
dollars in 1997 and 1998.
Meanwhile supporters of Virginia's Explore Park are breathing easier after
a look at the Governor's budget proposal.
The plan maintains state funding for the living history park in Roanoke
Local lawmakers fought for funding two years ago, and this is the first time
Explore has been included in the governor's budget proposal.
Officials say the governor's recognition of the park shows bipartisan
IN Q=And I'm really pleased
((RUPERT CUTLER/EXPLORE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: AND I'M REALLY PLEASED TO SEE THAT
WE'RE NO LONGER A PARTISAN ISSUE. WE'RE BIPARTISAN IN TERMS OF REPUBLICAN AND
DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT AND WE'VE RISEN ABOVE THAT. AND COMBINED WITH THE NEW
PARKWAY SPUR AND THE NEW BRUGH TAVERN RESTAURANT AND THE STATE APPROPRIATION,
WE'RE REALLY ROLLING NOW.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Explore Executive Director;
OUT Q=really rolling now.
If approved in its current form, the governor's spending plan would
provide 800- thousand dollars to Explore over two years.
Those are matching funds that require the park to raise the same amount
from other public and private sources.
It took a few extra weeks, but a local cable T-V personality is now ready
to launch her career in politics.
Tonight, Kimberly McBroom spoke with talk show hostess Debra Buchanan
about her future on the Henry County board of supervisors.
IN Q=Most Henry County
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Debra Buchanan/Supervisor- Elect; :18
SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 12; :29
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County
(( Most Henry County residents know Debra Buchanan from her morning talk
show on Cable Six.
But now that she's defeated incumbent Simon Spencer for the Horsepasture
District seat on the board of supervisors-- Buchanan will also be known as a
local political figure.
Will the two roles clash?
((DEBRA BUCHANAN/SUPERVISOR- ELECT: I DON'T THINK THERE'S A CONFLICT THERE. I
THINK IT WILL PROBABLY BE AN ADDED BONUS, BECAUSE SINCE I DO HOST A TALK SHOW
IN THE MORNINGS-- PEOPLE HAVE THE ABILITY TO CALL ME. ))
After her uphill battle to win the seat ended last week with a seven- hour
recount and tie- breaking vote-- Buchanan has set her agenda.
She says the board needs to look out for taxpayers as the county embarks on
projects like the new courthouse and regional jail.
((THERE'S SOME THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO CONSIDER AND WE HAVE TO CONSIDER WHERE
THAT MONEY'S GOING TO COME FROM AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO EFFECTIVELY UTILIZE THE
MONEY THAT WE HAVE. ))
Aside from her on- air job, Buchanan is also active with local schools and
And now that she's training for her supervisor's duties-- she still manages
as a single mother to care for her two children, Bryan and Brittany.
A busy schedule, Buchanan says, is what she thrives on.
((I DON'T THINK I'D BE HAPPY IF I WASN'T BUSY BECAUSE THAT'S PART OF MY MAKEUP.
I LIKE TO STAY BUSY AND I LIKE TO STAY ACTIVE. SO, I REALLY DON'T SEE THAT
THAT WOULD BE A BIG PROBLEM THEN. ))
And she'll get the chance to prove it when she starts her term next month.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))
Brandon Bell may have failed to win re-election in the State Senate last
month, but that doesn't mean the Republican loyalist will be without a job.
Bell is in the running for the open seat on the three- member Alcoholic
Beverage Control Board.
ABC Board and Parole Board members are the only full- time, paid appointees
of the Governor -- outside of his own Cabinet.
The post pays about 60- thousand dollars a year.
The Allen Administration says people in the wine and beer industry
recommended Bell's name.
Bells says he's NOT sure he's interested because he'd have to spend at least
five days a week in Richmond.
Southern Virginia College of Buena Vista may lose its accreditation over
The Southern Association of Colleges and schools unofficially voted not to
renew the accreditation for the two year women's college.
College officials say the committee's decision was made because of the
school's financial troubles.
Spokesmen say despite grants from the state and large donations from alumni
the school is still experiencing budget problems.
Southern Virginia officials say they expect to keep accreditation and plan
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, some area construction workers are rewarded with a
and coming up a little later in the broadcast, a Baltimore woman is accidently
sent a 109 extra Holiday Barbies. We'll tell you what she did with them when
As Roanoke's city council considers renovating Victory Stadium, one
business man already has plans for the facility next year.
Racing promoter Danny Taylor says he's scheduled 13 weeks of stock car
racing next fall.
He believes racing is big business for the valley.
IN Q=The importance of
((DANNY TAYLOR/RACING PROMOTER: THE IMPORTANCE OF IT OF COURSE IS GENERATING
ECONOMIC DOLLARS, THE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT IT WOULD PROVIDE HERE FOR THE
MARKET. AND THOSE ECONOMIC DOLLARS WILL COME FROM NOT ONLY THE ROANOKE AREA
BUT FROM OUTLYING AREAS.))
SUPER=01-Danny Taylor/Racing Promoter;
OUT Q=from outlying areas.
Experts say renovations could cost more than ten million dollars.
Several options are being considered such as tearing down one side of the
stadium to allow expansion of the track and field.
A second alternative would raise the field several feet to reduce the
threat from flooding.
City Council will take a closer look at the options next month.
A school construction project is under roof and ahead of schedule in Roanoke
County, but this afternoon School Superintendent Deanna Gordon was WAITING on a
group of construction workers.
Gordon was serving congratulations along with the beans and barbecue at
Glenvar Middle School.
She had agreed to serve lunch to the workers, if the building was under roof
by December 15th.
IN Q=The December 15th date
((SAM LIONBERGER/LIONBERGER CONSTRUCTION: THE DECEMBER 15TH DATE WAS A VERY
AGGRESSIVE DATE AND WE ALMOST DIDN'T MAKE IT. IN FACT THE ROOF GOT ON AT TWO
O'CLOCK ON THE 15TH. THE WEATHER DIDN'T COOPERATE PRETTY MUCH THE LAST TWO
((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: YOU DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO
DO TO GET THE JOB DONE AND THIS IS A LOT OF FUN. THE FELLOWS HAVE REALLY WORKED
HARD, THE FELLOWS AND LADIES, TO GET THIS JOB TO THIS STAGE AND SO WE WERE
REALLY PLEASED TO LIVE UP TO THAT PROMISE TO SERVE THEM LUNCH TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Sam Lionberger/Lionberger Construction; :00
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent; :12
OUT Q=serve them lunch today.
Gordon says she also hopes to see more construction under way soon.
A bond issue that would finance a replacement for Cave Spring High School
goes to the voters next spring.
Before we get tonight's sports, yet another professional team has
The NHL's Winnipeg Jets..are now in Phoenix and today the Jets general
partners were out west to introduce the new jersey and to look over their new
home. Now everyone, the numbers.
Chyron in motion
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OUT Q=last score
Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Bill Foster has a new contract that will
kepp him in Blacksburg through the year 2 thousand.
Tech A.D. Dave Braine announced terms of the contract which calls for a
base salary of nearly 133 thousand dollars for the first year,which is an
increase of over 17 grand. He will make almost 172 thousand when the pact
The Hokies are 4 and 1 and ranked 22nd in the nation. Foster was in the
last year of his previous contract.
GRAPHIC=High school hoops
William Fleming and Patrick Henry met on neutral ground at the Salem
Civic center in their famous rivalry.
The dean of sports casters, Roy Stanley was on hand for this one, he was
So was Fleming! Brad DunLeavey takes the pass and goes inside for the
basket and the Colonels were out in front 48-41 in the second half.
The patriots, Brooks Berry gives SUPER=33-William Fleming/=66/Patrick
to Phillip Taylor who nails the shot to close the gap to 4 points.
But this was Fleming's night; Sterling Tate makes good on this attempt and
The Colonels win 66 to 50.
VO-NAT Wipe to #eng!!!
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Vikings vs. Knights; :00
Over at Cave Spring the Knights hosted Northside in a battle of the guards.
Watch Viking slasher Ben Peete cut into the paint and finish with the right
handed lay up.
Cave guard Jeff Lang had to answer Peete's move at the other end with a
drive of his own. the basket falls for the senior.
Lang was the Knight's quarterback SUPER=33-Cave Spring/=65/Northside/=60;
so you know he can pass...Alex Phillips is the benefactor of this dish,
Phillips had 16.
Pistol Peete hit this trey for Northside, but the Knights pull this one out
GRAPHIC=High school hoops
In Pioneer district action, defending group A state championship runner
up Glenvar beat Covington last night.
SUPER=03-Salem/Cougars vs. Highlanders; :00
Art lawrence would coach his Highlanders to a 3 and 2 record.
Glenvar's Josh Williamson led all scorers with 27 points, including this
nifty move and hoop that gave his team a 6 point advantage.
But on the Cougars next possession, Erwin Twitty drives and dishes to Cory
Whitaker. Number 12 finishes with the bucket to cut the lead to 4.
The Cougars keep clawin and when SUPER=33-Glenvar/=64/Covington/=56;
Kevin Holloway nailed this J, Covington was with ina basket; 21-19 in the first
But the Highlanders pull away to win by 8, James Williams notches two of
his 15 and Glenvar wins 64-56.
This week; the Roanoke Express will try and figure out why it has lost a
franchise record 4 straight.
Yesterday, the team went back to practice, and part of the puzzle is
IN Q="our problem...
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: YOU KNOW, OUR PROBLEM IS THAT WE ARE NOT
SCORING GOALS, AND YOU KNOW, OUR DEFENSE IS OK, EXCEPT AT THE HAMPTON ROADS
GAME WHERE YOU KNOW I JUST THINK IT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH HAMPTON ROADS COMING
AFTER REALLY HARD AND DOING A GOOD JOB.))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...a good job""
The 16 and 13 Express is also a little banged up.
IN Q=It's very...
((ITS VERY POSSIBLE THAT WE COULD BE WITHOUT CRAIG HURT, HE'S INJURED. DANIEL
BERTHIAUME HAS A BAD BACK, WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS. BUT AT THIS POINT IN TIME,
WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS FOCUS ON OURSELVES, AND TRY TO GET OUR GAME IN GEAR, AND
GO WITH THE CHALLENGE IN BABY STEPS.))
OUT Q=...baby steps"
With Berthiaume in question, Anzalone said he will most likely begin
preparing back up Matt Dejuidice for this weekend.
The Express has not been at a loss for holiday spirit, earlier yesterday,
several team members brought toys to the cancer patients at Community Hospital.
Many of the children receiving chemotherapy had previously sent Christmas
bags to the Express and the players returned the gesture by spending some time
with the youngsters.
When we return, former Virginia basketball standout and now USA team
player Dawn Staley suffers a bad break,
and the Peach Bowl will have extra special meaning for one wahoo footballer,
who will close the chapter on his college career at home.
Former Virginia Lady cavalier basketball star and now USA Olympic team
member Dawn Staley will be sidelined for a while.
The 5'6" guard, who has visited her former teammates both this year and
last, was diagnosed today by Team USA doctors as having a bone fracture in her
right hand; the one she injured Friday in practice. She is expected to miss
about 4 weeks.
The 8 and 4 Virginia Cavaliers are preparing for their December 30th
Peach Bowl meeting with the Bulldogs.
And while Georgia has not been on the cavs minds until now, tight end Bobby
Neely has been dreaming about this scenario for a long time.
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/August 26th; :00
Aside from setting up UVa's first touchdown of the season against Michigan
way back on August 26th, Neely year has been far from Peachy. He's played in
only 5 of the Cavs 12 games and the senior has yet to score a touchdown this
season, but returning to his home state to play his final collegiate game ever,
has made the sting from his injury filled year a little less painful.
((BOBBY NEELY/16 CATCHES, 158 YARDS THIS SEASON:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Neely/16 catches, 158 Yards this Season; :00
OUT Q=...in the Peach Bowl"
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Bulldogs vs. Yellow Jackets;
Neely played football at Atlanta's Mays high school and has watched The
Dogs fight for departing coach Ray Goff to hold a 6 and 5 record.
IN Q="When they
OUT Q=...on the team"
It's a problem that many frustrated Christmas shoppers wish they had this
Gena Vaughn received a call early this morning.
It was the post office telling her that her Holiday Barbie had finally
arrived from Sears.
IN Q=When I got a phone call...
OUT Q=do with a hundred?
Sears say a computer glitch caused them to send the Baltimore woman 110- of
the "out of stock dolls."
The Holiday Barbie is considered the hottest Christmas gift this year.
In fact when word got out the post office had a hundred of them, phones
started ringing as collectors and frustrated mothers tried to buy the dolls.
They weren't for sale though. Vaughn proved honest and arranged to send the