Next on News Seven-- Senator John Warner has picked up a key endorsement in
his re-election bid to the Senate.
And in Roanoke County, Haz-Mat crews respond to contaminated water this
In sports, Geoff Bodine takes a ride to victory lane at Watkins Glen.
Miller Baber wins the Valley amateur and the Rush wins its second in a row last
The sunshine is starting to give way to clouds.
A flash flood watch is in effect for the New River Valley.
We'll see occasional rain tonight-- followed by a pretty wet work week.
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In his re-election bid for the Senate... Senator John Warner has picked up a
key endorsement today.
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police announced they are supporting the
Hundreds of officers attended the BIennial state convention in Lynchburg.
Senator Warner and his Democratic challenger Mark Warner addressed the
The group announced its decision this afternoon.
State Senator and Congressional hopeful Virgil Goode continues to push the
pencil on the campaign trail.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Week;
Armed with a container full of pencils, Goode met with Franklin County
residents at a recent plant opening.
One of the topics of discussion was Congress' recent approval of the Welfare
IN Q=I think Congress
((VIRGIL GOODE: I THINK CONGRESS TOOK A POSITIVE STEP. CONGRESS IS REALLY
FOLLOWING WHAT VIRGINIA HAD DONE. IN THE LAST SEVERAL SESSIONS, THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY AND THE GOVERNORS HAVE SUPPORTED CHANGING WELFARE TO EMPHASIZE WORK
AND EDUCATION, AND TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT AFTER A CERTAIN LENGTH AND PERIOD,
YOU'RE OFF. THERE WILL BE NO MORE AFDC CHECKS. ))
SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/(D) 5th District Nominee;
OUT Q=AFDC checks
Under the bill, federal funds would be turned over to the states.
State officials would then make key decisions about how the money would be
Goode faces George Landrith for the 5th district Congressional seat.
It was left vacant by L- F Payne.
A six- year- old Bassett girl was struck and killed by a car last night in
Candace Ruth Clark was crossing Route 57 when she was hit.
It happened around seven.
Clark was pronounced dead at Danville Memorial Hospital.
John Starling was the driver of the car.
Roanoke County Haz-Mat crews and the Hollins Fire department were at a
contaminated creek in Roanoke County this afternoon.
At around 2:45, a resident noticed a strange sheen on the water in Tinker
IN Q=when we arrived
((SCOTT GRAHAM/ASSISTANT CHIEF HOLLINS FIRE DEPARTMENT: WHEN WE ARRIVED, WE
DONE A RECON AND FOUND SOME TYPE OF HYDROCARBON FLOATING DOWN THE CREEK. NEVER
ACTUALLY FOUND A SOURCE OF ANY TYPE PRODUCT.))
SUPER=01-Scott Graham/Asst. Chief Hollins Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=any type
The rescue workers built a underflow dam to contain the spill, and laid
booms and pads to absorb the oily mess.
The crews aren't sure what caused the spill, and they feel it shouldn't have
any lasting environmental effect on the creek.
The Department of Environmental Quality will inspect the scene tomorrow.
A Washington D-C doctor who specializes in chronic pain treatment has had
his licence officially REVOKED by the Virginia Board of Medicine.
The Board deliberated all day yesterday before coming to its decision last
night on Dr. William Hurwitz.
Hurwitz's patients say his massive doses of chronic pain killers make their
The Board suspended the doctor's Virginia license in May because of
allegedly over-medicating 30 of his patients-- two of them died.
Experts testified that Hurwitz is one of a few doctors in the country that
treat people for chronic pain.
Board members say that Hurwitz WILL be able to practice medicine in Virginia
again after three months if he meets certain conditions.
Hurwitz has 30 days to appeal.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7 at 6...
Pembroke town officials are working on a plan to increase business.
And a t-v series production crew was in Bedford this afternoon looking
We'll tell what that's all about.
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
wx ad lib
Thanks a lot, Ron.
Well, we knew the sunny and mild weather couldn't last for too long-- Now,
showers are beginning to filter into far southwest Virginia.
A flash flood watch is in effect for the N-R-V-- but so far, none of our
reporting cities has any rainfall yet.
Let's check the numbers...
MUSIC UP FULL
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After serving Chatham residents for more than 20 years... Chatham's mayor J.
Haywood Crider... is dead.
Mayor Crider, age 73, suffered a heart attack.
He died Thursday night at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North
A Pittsylvania County native, Crider had been re-elected in May to another
two-year term as mayor.
Town officials of Pembroke have decided they are NOT discourage by one
Town Council has purchased a 13-month option on a prime commercial
development spot along route 4-60, with plans to build a unique retail and
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=It all started when
SUPER=01-Randy Lemmon/Pembroke Town Manager; :11
SUPER=01-Charlie Snidow/Pembroke Mayor; :27
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((It all started when the Rite-Aid pharmacy chain bought the only drug store
in town and shut it down.
((RANDY LEMMON/PEMBROKE TOWN MANAGER: THE LOSS OF THE PHARMACY AND WHAT THAT
DID TO THE PSYCHE OF THE TOWN 8:20:52
MADE US REALIZE THAT IF WE WERE GONNA HAVE THESE KINDS OF SERVICES WE WERE
GONNA HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM OURSELVES. ))
So mayor Charlie Snidow's family, which has owned this vacant six-acre lot
for 200 years, agreed to let the town purchase an option to put together a
unique development plan.
((CHARLIE SNIDOW/PEMBROKE MAYOR: BUSINESSES SEEM TO BE GROWING AND THAT'S GONNA
BE THE BACKBONE. THAT'S ONE REASON WE WANTED TO PURSUE THIS A LITTLE BIT, AND
THAT'S WHY OUR FAMILY WAS WILLING TO WORK WITH THE TOWN. ))
In this town of 1100 residents, there is no grocery store, no doctor, no
Town leaders are planning workshops to seek public input on what kinds of
businesses and services residents would like on this site.
((THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO BRING ALL THE PUBLIC INPUT INVOLVED, TO KIND OF
BRAINSTORM AND COME UP WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS OF HOW THE PROPERTY COULD BE
DEVELOPED, WHAT TYPES OF USES. ))
Town council wants to make the center a public-private venture.
It's seeking interested commercial investors in order to apply as soon as
possible for some federal grants.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
An historic house in Bedford, will soon gain national fame for a deceased
owner who still walks the halls.
No one lives in Avenel (AVen-el) anymore, but many involved in the
restoration swear the house is haunted.
William Burrell built the house around 18-36.
Today a production crew from the television show "Sightings" stopped by to
try and catch a glimpse of the "Lady in white."
Many believe the "Lady" is one of Burrell's daughters who died during the
IN Q=Other people think
SUPER=01-Linda Benton/Avenel Foundation;
OUT Q=bad condition
The former plantation was named after a famous novel containing a character
called the "Lady in White."
A former owner says she's seen the ghost.
And others claim to have experienced her too.
IN Q=Sometimes you'll walk
OUT Q=pots and pans rattling
The show "Sightings" is about real people's experiences with U-F-O's, ghosts
and other weird happenings.
It airs on your hometown station Sunday nights at 11-50.
The Avenel episode airs sometime in October.
A mobile home manufacturer shows off its newest plant in Franklin County,
and an OLD retail spot in downtown Danville may have a NEW purpose.
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./Monday; :21
OUT Q=NAT SOT
First Colony LBRAW 18:35
Two months after announcing it was considering alternatives to increase the
value of its stock, First Colony Life Insurance has found a buyer.
The G-E Capital Corporation has agreed to purchase one of Lynchburg's
largest employers for nearly two BILLION dollars.
Fleetwood LBRAW 19:05
By mid October Fleetwood Homes expects to hire 175 people to work in its
new, state of the art building in the Franklin County/Rocky Mount Industrial
The nation's largest builder of mobile homes showed off its new facility
during a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.
unem LBRAW 19:36
Unemployment across the Commonwealth went up a few ticks in June.
Lynchburg's jobless rate was four- percent, Roanoke's was two- point- eight-
percent, and statewide unemployment was four- point- eight- percent.
DANVILLE SEARS 20:05
There may be some new office space in downtown Danville soon.
City council has taken steps to purchase the old Sears building and set
aside room for the school board central office staff, in addition to other
DJIA PRE PRO OR SHOT OF STOCK MARKET FROM CBS TAPE IF THEY CAN'T MAKE NEW
STYLE PRE PRO
Checking the financial markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq
both finished the week on the upside.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
When News 7 at Six continues,
Hundreds of members of ten inter-related families were in Roanoke for a
And it's a camp which has lasting affects not only children but family
members as well.
Obesity is often a sensitive family issue.
And sometimes the entire family can benefit when one person changes their
Denise Allen has more on a summer camp for children which has helped
families make life saving changes.
IN Q=i had a problem
SUPER=01-Claudia Bullard/Camp Counselor; :07
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :16
SUPER=01-Lynn Berry/Cooperative Extension Agent; :49
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=I had a problem
OUT Q=don't like snack
That was six years ago.
Now Claudia Bullard is a rising senior in high school and a counselor at
She's lost more than a hundred pounds since her first year at camp.
IN Q=you go from
OUT Q=things like that
4-H and the Virginia Cooperative Extension organize the camp.
It's a chance for these children to gain self esteem by experiencing new
activities in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
The focus is on fun and good food, not losing weight.
IN Q=the goal is
OUT Q=something else to do
stand up 14:34:56
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE LESSONS THESE CAMPER LEARN CAN IMPACT THE
CLAUDIA SAYS HER SISTER IS LOSING WEIGHT AND HER MOM HAS LOST MORE THAN TWO
SHE SAYS FAMILY SUPPORT IS NECESSARY SO THESE CAMPERS CAN PRACTICE THESE
LESSONS YEAR ROUND.
IN Q=THEY GAVE ME
OUT Q=AS I DID
Many of these campers return to camp year after year.
This year Claudia Bullard hopes she can inspire these campers to make
changes similar to the ones she's made--changes she says which lead to healthy,
Denise Allen News 7.))
10 families with roots in Franklin County gathered for a reunion in Roanoke
Around two- hundred people gathered for the 25th annual Cooper- Finney- Muse
IN Q=I KNEW THEM
((REVEREND DR. J EUGENE YOUNG: I KNWE THEM EVEN BEFORE I BECAME THE PASTOR OF
THE CHURCH, LIVING IN THE SOUTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD. THEY HAVE BEEN RESPECTABLE
AND JUST A KIND FAMILY.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Dr. J. Eugene Young/Jerusalem Baptist Church;
OUT Q=and just a kind family
Most say their association with the church has kept their family strong.
But it takes more than love and fellowship to organize a large event like
It's hard to stay in touch as family members have moved away from the area.
IN Q=through the group
((ESTHER MCCULLOUGH/ORGANIZING MEMBER: THROUGH THE GROUP WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO
KEEP IT TOGETHER WHEN WE GET READY TO DO BETTER, WE ALL MEET TOGETHER AT 1
CENTER PLACE WE PLAN AND WE DO LIKE SHE SAID WE DO IT THE 3 DAYS. ))
SUPER=01-Esther McCullough/Organizing Board;
OUT Q=it the 3 days.
The head of the organizing group, Alice Johnson, was honored for her efforts
Each year the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax is a reunion for thousands of
musicians and fans of traditional tunes.
But for two women, this year's festival was their first meeting... the
culmination of a TRANSatlantic friendship on the internet.
IN Q=When my friend Genny
((BETH LARGE-SAKSA/OHIO BLUEGRASS FAN: WHEN MY FRIEND GENNY HERE HAD SAID SHE
LIKED BLUEGRASS MUSIC ON THE WEB, I ENCOURAGED HER TO COME. AND LIKE I SAID THE
FIRST TIME I MET HER WAS AT THE AIRPORT WHEN I PICKED HER UP. AND WE WERE OFF
SUPER=01-Beth Large-Saksa/Ohio Bluegrass Fan;
OUT Q=were off to Galax.
Beth Large Saksa (SACK-suh) and Genny Early are working on a scientific
Though seperated by thousands of miles... they have become friends on the
Beth lives in Ohio... Genny's from England.
But last week in Galax, they got to know the music and one another a little
IN Q=The atmosphere is really friendly
((GENNY EARLY/BRITISH BLUEGRASS FAN: THE ATMOSPHERE IS REALLY FRIENDLY AND
REALLY RELAXED. AND THAT'S BEEN GOOD FUN. AND WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO TAKE AWAY
FROM THIS EXPERIENCE? A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS. I WANT TO LISTEN TO MORE BLUEGRASS
AND HOPEFULLY COME BACK IN THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Genny Early/British Bluegrass Fan;
OUT Q=come back in the future.
The fiddlers convention wrapped up with an awards ceremony early this
And coming up, Miller Baber and Reggie Clark are winners in the Valley
Amateur The Rush wins its second straight last night.
And Geoff Bodine finally makes his way back to Victory Lane winning the Bud
at the Glen.
Geoff Bodine had a plan today and his crew pulled it off to perfection.
Bodine takes the checkered flag winning the Bud at The Glen.
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN; :
Dale Earnhardt started the race on the pole and he was suppose to turn the
car over to David Green the first chance he had to take the car in the pits as
he did on this green flag stop.
But Green stood in the pits with a head set on as Earnhardt went back on
the road course to race.
Earnhardt, recovering from those injuries at Talladega, was in good enough
shape to lead the race with 51 laps to go. And he showed no sign of getting
out of the car.
Rusty Wallace was running second until he gets loose and slides into the
grass dropping him at least 10 positions behind the leaders.
Ken Schrader had his turn and he would lead the race for several laps but
he had problems and dropped back in the field.
Bodine took the lead from Schrader will 11 laps to go and he would hold
off the field winning the race at Watkins Glen.
IN Q="Victory Lane...
((GEOFF BODINE/WINS BUD AT THE GLEN: ))
SUPER=01-Geoff Bodine/Wins Bud at The Glen; :
OUT Q=........was terrific."
Earnhardt lost his breaks near the end of the race but he finished the event
in sixth place.
IN Q="I Got to
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SIXTH: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Sixth; :
OUT Q=......some too."
Terry Labonte was second Mark Martin third Jeff Gordon fourth and Bobby
For the second straight year the P-G-A championship was decided in a
Kentucky native Kenny Perry and Mark Brooks finishing regulation tied at 11
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/CBS SPORTS; :
The playoff started at the 18-th tee and Brooks birdied the first hole of
the playoff capturing the P-G-A championship in front of a large crowd at the
Defending champion Steve Elkington finished second at 10 under par and
Vijay Singh was next at 9 under.
Miller Baber continued his fine play today and he is the winner of the
Valley Amateur golf tournament.
Baber had to deal with Brian Agee who was playing on his home course at
countryside in today's 36 hole shootout.
He met the challenge and picked up the victory beating Agee 3 and 2 to
capture the open title in the amateur.
In the Senior division, Reggie Clark beat John Edwards one up on the 21-st
The Tigers will not sweep the Yankees in a three game set in the Big Apple.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/WPIX; :
The Yankee announcers have a little fun before this afternoons game.
In the third, Paul O'Neil hits a line drive to centerfield scoring a
runner and the Yankees took the one to nothing lead.
Then big Cecil Fielder golfs this pitch up in the air the line drive hits
the left field foul pole for a three run homer and the Yankees led 4 to nothing
in the fourth.
Wade Boggs shows why he has so many gold Gloves. He makes the diving
SUPER=35-New York/12/Detroit/0/;play on this grounder and throws out the
runner and the Yankees beat the Tigers 12 to 0.
The Houston Astros had a big day beating Philadelphia at the Vet this
afternoon 10 to 5.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/KXTH; :
The Astros led 1 to nothing then in the second Tony Eseubio hits this line
drive to centerfield scoring Jeff Bagwell and Houston went on top 2 to nothing.
In the second, Craig Biggio hits a line drive to the corner in right field
Brian Hunter rounds the bases to score and the Astros took a 4 to nothing lead.
Still in the second, Bagwell takes SUPER=35-Houston/10/Philadelphia/5/;
this pitch deep over the left field wall for a two run homer Houston led 6 to
nothing and the Astros win the game 10 to 5.
The Roanoke Rush is 2 and 0 after whipping the Durham Vipers last night 46
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Rush vs. Vipers;
Duke Strager watched David Merrick kick start things in the first quarter.
Merrick boots this 47 yard field goal, the 2nd longest in the Rush's short
history, for an early 3-zip lead.
Roanoke led 10-nothing before Darren Graham rolls out and launches this 52
yard strike to Eddie Sloss for the TD and a 16 point cushion.
Graham airs it out again on the Rush's next possession, this time to a
streaking Anthony Drakeford for the 28 yard score.
Roanoke poured it on, adding this SUPER=34-Roanoke/46/Durham/6/;
safety to make it 25 to nothing late in the half, and the Rush wins it 46 to 6.
Turnovers hurt the Carolina Panthers last night and they came up on the
short end of a 40 to 28 beating by the Denver Broncos.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/KUSA; :
The Panthers opened the game sharpe. Quarterback Kerry Collins hits
Wesley Walls on this 4 yard touchdown pass and the Panthers led 7 to nothing.
Denver came back in the first Aaron Craver takes the handoff from John
Elway and scores from four years out on the fake shot gun to tie the score at 7
Collins added another t-d pass in the second he hits Musan Muhammad on this
3 yard strike and Carolina led Denver 14 to 7.
But the Broncos scored in the SUPER=30-Denver/40/Carolina/28/;third and
twice in the fourth to get the 40 to 28 exhibition win over the Panthers.