Coming up on news seven at eleven
police in Giles County are investigating the drowning death of a young female.
She apparently plunged into the icy New River.
The presidential race heats up in New Hampshire as Tuesday's primary is just
around the corner.
And it's time to ring in the new year... the Chinese New Year that is...
News seven is next.
Giles County rescue authorities are investigating a drowning death in
Officials say a young female plunged 40 feet from a bridge over the New
River shortly before 4-30 this afternoon.
The body has been spotted from a helicopter three-quarters of a mile
downstream, lodged on a small island.
The body is in an area accessible only by boat or helicopter.
State Police divers were unable to retrieve the body tonight.
IN Q=THE PROBLEM
((STEVE DAVIS/CAPTAIN OF GILES COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD: THE PROBLEM IS THE
TEMPERATURE OF THE WATER TONIGHT. THE TEMPERATURE IS SO COLD, OUR DIVERS HAVE
BEEN UNABLE TO FACILITATE EVEN A DIVE ATTEMPT, DUE TO THE WATER TEMPERATURE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Giles Co. Rescue Squad;
OUT Q=water temperature
Rescue crews will attempt to reach the body tomorrow morning.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash (Military)
An F-14 fighter jet has crashed in the Pacific Ocean, killing two
The Tomcat went down this afternoon about 30 miles west of San Clemente
It was based at Miramar Naval Air Station near San Diego.
The identities of those killed have not been released.
It's the second fighter jet to crash in three weeks.
Just last month an F-14 slammed into a residential neighborhood in
Today cranes have lifted the twisted wreckage of a commuter train involved
SUPER=03-Silver Spring, MD;
in a fatal wreck outside Washington, D.C.
That train collided with an Amtrak passenger train Friday night and killed
A list released by the Labor Department says two northern Virginia residents
were on the train.
Investigators are now saying the commuter train was going double the speed
it should have been.
The presidential race is heating up in cold New Hampshire as the Tuesday
primary is quickly approaching.
IN Q= There are
SUPER=03-Manchester, NH; :00
OUT Q=and vote.
(( There are reports that Steve Forbes may fall behind Bob Dole, Lamar
Alexander and Pat Buchanan.
Forbes has not confirmed, but has hinted, he may drop out the race if he
comes in fourth in the primary.
And after Senator Phil Gramm dropped out of the race he is now endorsing
Buchanan spent the day before the primary in New Hampshire doing some last
The latest polls show Buchanan and Dole are running neck.
Alexander is currently placing third in surveys.
The candidate was at a sports store this afternoon buying red and black
plaid pants and looking at fishing rods.
Clinton from last night's air check...
On the Democratic front the White House has been pleased with the
president's Campaign swing through New Hampshire.
Even though the president has virtually no opposition in the primary, he
spoke to large, cheering crowds yesterday urging backers to come out and
Speaking of campaigns...
Senator Chuck Robb is letting bygones be bygones.
The U.S. senator is lending his support to Virgil Goode's congressional
The Rocky Mount Democrat threw his hat in the ring last week, for the seat
L-F-Payne is leaving.
Robb is supporting Goode despite Goode's effort to unseat him two years ago.
SOT tape 594-01
IN Q=SO YOU'RE MORE FIT asked virginians
((QUESTION: SO YOU'RE SAYING YOU'RE MORE FIT THAN CHUCK ROBB?
SENATOR VIRGIL GOODE/D-ROCKY MOUNT/APRIL 12, 1994: THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.
I'M ASKING THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA TO VOTE FOR ME.))
SUPER=10-Sen. Virgil Goode/(D) Rocky Mount/May 11, 1994;
OUT Q=FOR ME.
That was two years a go. But Chuck Robb says he doesn't hold a grudge.
IN Q=you have to
((U.S.SENATOR CHUCK ROBB: YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IN THE CONTEXT OF THE
POLITICAL DEBATE PROCESS IT'S BEST YOU DON'T GET TOO EXCITED ABOUT WHAT
SOMEBODY MAY SAY ABOUT YOU AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. YOU HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING
OUT Q=keep looking ahead
Robb says he believes Goode reflects the spirit of the fifth district and
appeals to a wide variety of voters.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news-7,
Color Guards from all over southwest Virginia honored veterans today in
Making a dream come true.
That's what this Danville man did when he opened his own record company.
Wx ad lib
Clear skies and cool temperatures make up tonight's forecast.
But starting tomorrow-- clouds and rain will dominate the weather picture
for most of the week.
Southerly winds will bring in moisture and much warmer weather--
Highs could reach the 60's by mid- week.
I'll have the complete outlook for the work week-- you'll want to stay
MUSIC UP FULL
The Massing of Colors is a military pageant in honor of veterans and the
country they served.
The Roanoke Chapter of the Military Order of The World Wars sponsored the
ceremony this afternoon.
60 color guards from all over southwest Virginia marched in full uniform and
Organizers say the colorful ceremony is a way of honoring fallen soldiers
and teaching children about patriotism.
IN Q=our children don't
((GLENN HAMMOND/AIR FORCE RESERVES: OUR CHILDREN DON'T GET ENOUGH OF IT IN
SCHOOL AND THOSE OF US THAT HAVE SERVED HAVE TO MAKE SOME CONNECTION WITH THE
KIDS OF TODAY ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON, HISTORY, WORLD WAR TWO.))
SUPER=01-Glenn Hammond/Air Force Reserves;
OUT Q=history World War II
Veterans say ceremonies such as this, are also an important way to support
our troops in Bosnia.
More than five hundred veterans and their families attended the 11th annual
Massing of the Colors.
If you can't get a record deal, why not form your OWN record company?
That's what Danville's Tracy Holland did... Southside musicians are singing
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=Starts with singing
SUPER=01-Greg Link/Vocalist; :25
SUPER=07-Tracy Holland; :34
OUT Q=News 7, Danville.
start with music of G-Rugged;
For Greg Link, or G- Rugged, as he's known in the business, the formation of
Red Eye Records is a dream come true.
take nat sound
Thanks to the company, Link has already recorded his first single, "Be
Now, armed with tapes, CD's and records, he hopes big name producers will be
more likely to sit up and take notice.
IN Q=I tried to get
((GREG LINK/VOCALIST: I TRIED TO GET WITH OTHER LABELS BEFORE AND I HAD
TROUBLE, BECAUSE I WAS MENTIONING I WAS FROM DANVILLE, VIRGINIA, I WASN'T
GETTING A GOOD RESPONSE. ))
OUT Q=a good response.
IN Q=I feel like
((TRACY HOLLAND/RED EYE RECORDS PRESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE
NATIONWIDE-- WORLD WIDE THEY DON'T KNOW THERE'S TALENT HERE. ))
OUT Q=there's talent here.
Tracy Holland is President of Red Eye Records.
He says for too long, Southside Virginia has been getting the deaf ear from
the music industry.
IN Q=What I'm
((WHAT I'M BASICALLY DOING IS TRYING TO OPEN UP A WINDOW FOR ENTERTAINMENT HERE
AND FOR ENTERTAINERS HERE, SO WE'RE BASICALLY TRYING TO GET TALENT NOTICED
OUTSIDE OF DANVILLE AND VIRGINIA. ))
OUT Q=and Virginia.
In addition to Greg Link, he's also signed two other performing groups.
Tapes, CD's and records for Marcus Miller's group "Total Control" should be
available in two months.
take nat sound
"Black Shade" is the most recent group to sign.
The performers don't have to travel far to record their work.
Dan- Sing Studio in Danville is equipped with everything they need. Teresa
Hamilton, News 7.))
Two Roanoke running events are on their last legs,
and rural areas will be able to get on the internet without paying
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :07
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Wednesday; :34
OUT Q=NAT SOT
The corporate sponsors of the two largest running events in Roanoke are
Shenandoah Life and First Union each made the decision for separate reasons;
First Union now plans to sponsor a youth soccer tournament.
Both the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas continue to hover near full
employment...in December both areas had a three-point-seven-percent jobless
Communities with the lowest unemployment figures include Lexington and
Bedford; Covington, and Patrick County were among the highest.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief says her group can help save jobs at
places like Babcock and Wilcox despite defense cuts.
On tour at the Campbell County facility, Shirley Jackson said the N-R-C can
help by speeding up the process of reviewing new nuclear projects.
The Citizens Telephone Cooperative in Floyd is the latest company offering
an Internet connection service.
But this one is to rural residents in Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin,
Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke counties.
Shenandoah Life Insurance says last year it produced record profits of
People attending the Roanoke company's annual meeting also learned that THIS
year it will continue with a major modernization plan, and hire 70 new agents
to sell its individual policies.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 38-points,
closing at 5503-point-32.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
Also this week, I-T-T Night Vision in Roanoke County learned late Friday it
has won a 239-million-dollar contract to supply night vision equipment to the
I-T-T Night Vision beat out the Litton Corporation, its only domestic
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up later in the newscast,
Who says skiing is a sport for the young?
Not these two whippersnappers, who can show you a thing or two on the
Tomorrow is the first day of the Chinese New Year.
We'll take a look at a celebration here in Roanoke.
MUSIC UP FULL
The controversy over tuition grants for students at for-profit schools was
one of the topics in our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
IN Q=A viewer from Vinton
((A viewer from Vinton sent us a letter saying: "I am a student at National
Business College and writing in response to the segment...regarding eligibility
of students at National Business College for the Tuition Assistance Grant
(TAG). I was surprised to hear Dr. Harry Nickens, President of the College of
Health Sciences, speak against giving TAG to students attending National. Dr.
Nickens' interest in not wanting me and my fellow students to receive TAG is
strange, particularly since his college charges more tuition than National, and
I see that he still wants the state to give him $1 million just to keep his
college afloat. Maybe he should pay more attention to running his college and
stay out of our business."
We also heard from a younger viewer from Vinton about our Mornin' program.
"I am very pleased with your morning broadcast. It is very interesting. You
combine news, weather, sports and community spirit in one program which equals
a good quality program. I am always interested in what is happening around
town, so your program is the "Must Watch" for me."
Send your comments about our news coverage or topics in the news to News-7
Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number here at News-7 is 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
With old age comes experience.
If so, Don and Joyce Borrmann are are two of the most experienced ski
instructors in the country.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=People get curious
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV; :07
SUPER=01-Joyce Borrmann/72-Year-Old Ski Instructor; :21
SUPER=01-Don Borrmann/73-Year-Old Ski Instructor; :32
OUT Q=Pocahontas Co., West Virginia
IN Q=People get curious
((DON BORRMANN/73-YEAR-OLD SKI INSTRUCTOR: PEOPLE GET CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR AGE
BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE YOU'RE A LITTLE OLDER. SO WE'RE OFTEN ASKED ABOUT THAT.
OUT Q=asked about that
Meet Don Borrmann and his wife Joyce-- both in their seventies.
And since they retired ten years ago... it's been all downhill.
They're ski instructors at Snowshoe Silvercreek-- the ONLY teaching duo
ready to embark on their golden anniversary.
IN Q=Age doesn't have
((JOYCE BORRMANN/72-YEAR-OLD SKI INSTRUCTOR: AGE DOESN'T HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO
WITH IT. THE WAY THE SKIS WORK NOW AND THE WAY WE TEACH AND EVERYTHING, IT'S
REALLY PRETTY EASY. AND ONCE YOU TRY IT, YOU'RE ADDICTED.))
BUTT BUTT BUTT
((DON BORRMANN: WHEN YOU'RE ALL HOOKED UP WITH SKI GEAR, YOUR AGE IS CONCEALED
A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE NOT TOO MUCH OF YOUR FACE SHOWS))
OUT Q=face shows
But their love for the sport does.
So much in fact that Joyce has been honored as one of the top ski
instructors in the nation.
IN Q=Every student is a challenge
((JOYCE BORRMANN: EVERY STUDENT IS A CHALLENGE AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT FUN. IF
IT WAS ALL THE SAME IT WOULD GET RATHER BORING, BUT SKIING IS NEVER BORING. ))
BUTT BUTT BUTT
((I GET CABIN FEVER IN THE SPRING WHEN I HAVE TO GO INDOORS AFTER THE WINTER. I
CAN'T STAND IT. I WANT TO BE OUTSIDE AGAIN.))
OUT Q=outside again
These senior skiers are living proof that age is a state of mind.
And they have no plans to pack it in.
IN Q=It's been such
((DON BORRMANN: IT'S BEEN SUCH A HEALTHY EXISTENCE FOR US THAT WE JUST LOVE
BEING OUTDOORS ALL WINTER LONG.))
IN Q=And we hope
((JOYCE BORRMANN: AND WE HOPE TO KEEP IT UP FOR QUITE A WHILE YET. (LAUGH)))
OUT Q=QUITE A WHILE YET (LAUGH)
Scott Prince, News 7, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.))
Bridgewater and Roanoke have been ranked third and fourth respectively in
the South Region. And they will meet tomorrow night in the ODAC championship
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs. Tigers;
Paige Moir's club dug itself a hole early on and fell behind by as many as
Alex Robbins knocks down the jumper to get the Tigers going in the first
Roanoke stayed close with plays like this one from forward John Maher, and
the Maroons led by 1 at the break.
In the second half, Hampden-Sydney went on a run of its own. Nate Schwab
goes to work inside for 2 of his 32.
But this Jason Bishop triple ties
SUPER=33-Roanoke/=77/Hampden-Sydney=73;things up and Roanoke advances 77 to
IN Q="Late in the...
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Paige Moir/Roanoke Head Coach;
OUT Q=...job done."
SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs. Yellow Jackets;
In the other semifinal, Bridgewater took on Randoplh Macon. Jerod Hoover
makes the nice move and scores in the lane.
Then watch Mike LaGuardia slash
SUPER=33-Bridgewater/=72/Randolph-Macon/=68;into the middle for the bucket
but Bridgewater wins it 72 to 68.
Top Ranked UMass was to much for Virginia Tech yesterday beating the
Hokies 74 to 58 at Cassell Coliseum.
Steve Mason has a few post game notes.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-John Calipari/Massachusetts Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Coach; :41
SUPER=01-Travis Jackson/Virginia Tech Center; :54
SUPER=01-Damon Watlington/Virginia Tech Guard; 1:40
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((Marcus Camby scored 31 points in 32 minutes; which is about a point a
minute. But according to his coach; there were plenty of other, unnoticed
reasons why the Minutemen left Blacksburg still undefeated.
For starters; Dana Dingle played perhaps his best defense of the season;
holding Tech's Ace Custis to 7 points.
Unnoticed factor number two. Sure ,no one stopped Camby... But, Tech's
inside tandem of Travis Jackson and Keefe Mathews were held to a combined 5
points in 39 minutes.
Travis, don't be so hard on yourself; After all, earlier this season, Camby
scored 32 points against Kentucky; the nations number 2 team. But to Foster;
there is a way to become giant killers.
The Hokies must now defend against living in the past. Thursday; they must
move on to play the A-10 West Division's worst team in La Salle. Steve Mason,
News 7 sports"))
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen combined for 84 points as the Chicago
Bulls beat Indiana 110 to 102.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBC SPORTS; :
Dennis Rodman showing off his latest hair do Rodman had 23 boards in the
Indiana works the floor going back door to Reggie Miller for the layup and
two of his 24 points.
But watch Jordan glide to the hoop along the baseline for the jam and two
of his game high 44 points.
Then Pippen turns this steal into SUPER=32-Chicago/110/Indiana/102;an
easy layup. Pippen added 40 points as the Bulls improve to 46 and 5 with the 8
The Charlotte Hornets reached the 500 mark today with a 122 to 99 home
win over Milwaukee.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/NBC SPORTS; :
Muggsy Bogues on the bench at the start of the game.
Glen Rice drives to the hoop and makes the nice move for a layup to tie
the game at 16. Rice scored 32.
The Bucks answered at the other end Terry Cummings getting out on the break
for the slam and a one point lead.
But watch Dell Curry throw the no SUPER=32-Charlotte/122/Milwaukee/=99;
look pass to Larry Johnson for two of his 29 points as Charlotte beats
Milwaukee 122 to 99.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/SPORTSCHANNEL; :
The New Jersey Devils scored three times in the third period to shutout the
Washington Capitals this afternoon.
For the score and others from the N-H-L and N-B-A lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
And coming up, A playoff decided the winner at the P-G-A's Hawaiin Open
Jack Nicklaus wins on the Senior Tour.
And its Dale Jarrett taking the checkered flag in front of Dale Earnhardt in
the Daytona 500.
Same old story for Dale Earnhardt at Daytona. In a repeat of the 1993
race Dale Jarrett holds off Earnhardt to win the Daytona 500.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/CBS SPORTS; :
Earnhardt, who has never won the 500, started on the pole but dropped
back in the field however he was the leader after six laps.
Defending Winston cup Champion Jeff Gordan got hit in the rear on lap 11
and he hit the wall causing a chain of wrecks that included Rick Mast and Steve
Grissom and several others Gordon went to the garage for repairs.
Then some bad luck for Ernie Irvan he too got tapped in the rear and hit
the wall in turn four on lap 29 ending his chances of taking the checkered
The fastest car on the track was the Kelloggs Chevrolet of Terry Labonte
and he would lead the race before having some type of engine problems.
Defending champ Sterling Marlin was running a strong third but he broke
something in his motor ending his chance for a three peat.
IN Q="Well it was
((STERLING MARLIN/DEFENDING DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/Defending Daytona 500 Champion; :
OUT Q=.......BROKE ON US."
John Andretti had a strong car and he would lead the race for 23 laps but on
a pit stop his tire changer failed to tighten the right rear lug nuts he went a
lap down and trying to make it up he got lose and hit the wall head on ending
The race turned into a shootout between Jarrett and Earnhardt and Jarrett
had the stronger car blocking every Earnhardt move to win the Daytona 500.
IN Q="After the
((DALE JARRETT/DAYTONA 500 WINNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SECOND: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Daytona 500 Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Second; :13
OUT Q=......you can do."
Ken Schrader finished third, Mark Martin fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.
Jim Furyk birdied the third extra hole to beat Brad Faxon and win the
P-G-A's Hawaiian Open.
The two finished tied at 277 11 under par.
SUPER=03-Lutz, FL/ESPN; :
On the Senior Tour, Jack Nicklaus shot a final round four under par 67 to
win the Seniors Suncoast Classic.
Nicklaus started the day five shots back but finished the event at 211 2
under par. It's his ninth win on the Seniors Tour.
J.C. Snead finished second.
Tomorrow marks the first day of the New Year, the CHINESE New Year that is,
and people in South Roanoke came out to celebrate this evening.
Tonight, more than 130 folks turned out for a full course Chinese Meal and
an evening of authentic entertainment.
Pearl Fu, the chief organizer, says the event is designed to educate,
entertain, and raise money for Roanoke's Sister City, Lijiang (lee-ghiong),
IN Q=Tonight is
SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Sister Cities Organizer;
OUT Q=welcome the new year.
respect and kindness.
This year falls under the sign of the Rat, which in China is a sign of