Next on News Seven at 11-- 115 mile an
hour winds power Hurricane Edouard as it pushes through the mid-Atlantic.
U-S troops are on high alert in the Persian Gulf following fighting in
Saddam Hussein has threatened to attack Kurd rebels backed by Iran.
And Virginians have more chances to win millions with a NEW MEGA-jackpot.
The news is next.
Forecasters are still hoping Hurricane "Edouard" will stay away from land
altogether -- but there's a 50 percent chance Long Island or Cape Cod will be
There is some good news: Winds are down to 115 miles-per-hour and could drop
MORE before landfall.
Stormwatchers estimate that the hurricane should weaken within the next 24
However, Edouard has been pounding the coast.
Manuel Gallegus has more from North Carolina.
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IN Q=People on the outer banks
SUPER=03-Nags Head, NC;
SUPER=01-Shirley Edwards/Restaurant Owner;
SUPER=01-Tom Clark/Cape Cod Boat Owner;
OUT Q=for a lot of people
(( People on the outer banks can now get down to the business of enjoying
the last holiday weekend of the summer...although high tides due partly to
the full moon may keep them out of the water. Even though there never was a
real panic here for Hurricane Edouard...it did pose a threat as it loomed out
at sea...but people who live in this area are used to hurricane warnings:
YOU JUST GO ON WITH YOUR
I'M OLD ENOUGH NOT TO BE SCARED ANY
Although there is no way to predict the exact path of Hurricane
Edouard...it now appears the potentially dangerous storm will impact southern
new england starting sunday night. So now the threat shifts to places like
atlantic city, new jersey....long island, new york and cape cod
massachutsetts. but saturday afternoon looked like just another day at the
beach in all those places...although some massachusetts boat owners were
not taking a chance))
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On this Labor Day weekend-- a lot of folks are planning to head to the
beaches and want to know what to expect.
Things are looking better-- Edouard is continuing to push northward.
Let's take a look.
As you can see, the hurricane is still quite a presence in the Atlantic
tonight-- it's about 450 miles south-southeast of Long Island, New YOrk.
What is somewhat encouraging is that Edouard is showing some signs of
weakening as it moves into cooler waters.
Heavy surf advisories are still in effect for the Mid- Atlantic coast.
Edouard is NOT as well organized as it once was.
But while it continues moving northward-- a westward turn is not out of
So, it's very important to keep a close watch on Edouard-- and we will be
doing just that in the weather office..
There is trouble in the Persian Gulf, once again.
Iraqi forces have taken most or all of the main Kurdish city in Northern
SUPER=03-Barksdale AFB, LA;
Officials say the Pentagon has alerted U-S air and naval forces in the
United States and abroad to prepare for possible deployment to the Middle East.
And President Clinton says he's ordered all 20-thousand American forces in the
region to a state of high alert.
Hussein has sent tanks, troops and helicopters into northern Iraq to capture
During a campaign stop in Tennessee, President Clinton says it's too early
to talk about any possible U-S or allied response.
IN Q=These developments however...
((THESE DEVELOPMENTS, HOWEVER, CAUSED ME GRAVE CONCERN. I HAVE PLACED OUR
FORCES IN THE REGION ON HIGH ALERT AND THEY ARE NOW BEING REINFORCED. IT'S
PREMATURE AT THIS TIME. AND I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT ENTIRELY PREMATURE TO
SPECULATE ON ANY RESPONSE WE MIGHT HAVE.))
OUT Q=we might have.
The Iraqi-backed rebels have been vying for supremacy in the Kurdish "safe
haven" since it was established by U-S led forces following the 1991 Gulf War.
A Radford teen is in jail tonight, charged with the murder of a Washington
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department says a passing motorist yesterday
found the body of 21-year-old Joshua D. Lopez near Falling Branch Road in the
New River section of Pulaski County.
He had been shot in the head, his body then apparently dragged into some
18 year old Derrick Leon Chapman is charged with first degree murder.
Authorities believe the shooting may have been drug related.
Chapman is being held in the Pulaski County Jail without bond.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--we'll tell you how the Citadel's first class
of women fared during the first week of rigorous freshman training--
and it was a night of nostalgia at the Hotel Roanoke as alumni of one Roanoke
County high school gathered to remember their glory days.
No WX TEASE
TAPE#net--video from 96-59
GRAPHIC=VMI Supreme Court
The Justice Department says it has NOT barred Virginia Military Institute
officials from talking to service academies about going co-ed.
It just wants to know beforehand.
Earlier this week V-M-I Superintendent Josiah Bunting said he preceived the
Justice Department letter as a gag order.
V-M-I has been developing a co-education plan since the U-S Supreme Court
ruled in June that its 157-year-old MEN-ONLY policy was unconstitutional.
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Meantime at the Citadel in South Carolina freshman have completed "HELL
Five cadets dropped out... but all four women made it through.
Last year the South Carolina college ended their all-male tradition when
Shannon Faulkner won a court battle and became the first woman cadet.
She fell ill and dropped out the first week, citing stress and isolation.
32 other cadets also quit during last year's Hell Week which consists of a
grueling initiation of running, push-ups and other tests of physical and
Living history was on display tonight at the Hotel Roanoke.
More than 340 William Byrd High School graduates from 19-46 to 52 met to
rekindle old memories.
This group had their high school years sandwiched between World War Two, and
the Korean War.
IN Q=WELL, IN 1945
((ALVIS HOPPER/ORGANIZER: WELL, IN 1945 FOR EXAMPLE, THESE GUYS STARTED COMING
BACK THAT HAD BEEN IN THE WAR, AND ALL THE VARSITY PLAYERS FROM 1946 GOT KICKED
BACK TO THE JV, BECAUSE HERE COMES THE MARINES!))
SUPER=01-Alvis Hopper/Class of 1951;
OUT Q=come the marines!
Many of those attending hadn't seen their classmates in 40 years--
One coach admits the time has changed some appearances.
IN Q=some to them
((LEONARD V. HALE, JR/COACH: SOME OF THEM ARE HARD TO RECOGNIZE. SOME OF THEM
ARE NOT-- I JUST SAW A YOUNG FELLER THAT EVEN THOUGH HE DOESN'T HAVE HIS RED
HAIR ANYMORE, BUT I STILL RECOGNIZED HIM.))
SUPER=01-Leonard Hale, Jr./Former Coach;
OUT Q=Still recognized him.
Out of 450 graduates, the organizing committee managed to contact all but 4
News 7 has been following the plight of thousands of Holdren's customers
that recently learned their service warranties may be worthless.
The Crenshaw- TV- and- Appliance Company of North Carolina purchased the
Holdren's ASSETS in June.
Despite the fact that some customers paid hundreds of dollars for extended
warranties... Creshaw officials REFUSED to honor them.
And there's MORE.
At one time Holdren's offered a bonus with their service warranties.
If customers had appliances that were NOT serviced during the length of the
warranty, then a portion of that money is returned in the form of store credit.
But that's gone as well.
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IN Q=It gave
((STEVE TERRY/FORMER HOLDREN'S OF VA GM: IT GAVE THEM SOMETHING BACK IF THEY
DID NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS OUT OF THEIR PRODUCT. But now they're not gonna get
those refunds as current policy goes? TERRY: AS CURRENT POLICY, NO THEY WOULD
SUPER=01-Steve Terry/Former Holdren's of Va. GM;
OUT Q=no they would not.
Steve Terry, the former Holdren's General Manager estimates that about 20-
percent of the warranty holders were eligible for some kind of store credit.
The state will meet with parties involved in this controversy next month to
try to come up with some kind of solution.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us--still ahead
on News 7 at 11--an uncertain future for some workers at one of Pulaski
County's biggest employers.
and a vacant barn in Floyd County has new life, becoming an arts and
cultural center. We'll take a tour
when we return.
MUSIC UP FULL
A conversion for Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield may mean problems for older
Virginia's Attorney General is looking into whether Trigon's proposed
conversion to a FOR-PROFIT company will cause problems for elderly
In Virginia the elderly can receive Medicaid only if their assets are less
than two-thousand dollars.
State officials fear that any stock or cash the elderly get in the Trigon
conversion could disqualify them from Medicaid.
Policyholders will vote next week on the proposal.
There is word today that 140 workers at the Volvo G-M plant in Dublin will
be laid off next month.
According to published reports the lay offs will take place near the end of
This follows layoffs earlier this year of some 190 employees.
Declining orders led to the cutbacks.
The plant employs 14-hundred workers.
Virgnia has a new judge.
James Parker Jones -- first considered for a federal judgeship in 19-80 --
has finally reached the bench.
Jones was sworn in yesterday as U-S District judge in Abingdon. The U-S
Senate confirmed his nomination by President Clinton earlier this summer.
Folks in Floyd County hope your Labor Day Festivities include a trip to the
After years of trying, a non-profit organization has opened Floyd County's
new arts and community center.
Denise Allen takes us on a tour.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :02
SUPER=01-Susan Mead/The Jacksonville Center; :24
SUPER=01-Doris Adams/The Jacksonville Center; :32 QUICK!!
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=can she quilt
((CAN SHE QUILT?))
A barn is not the usual place for a quilting bee.
But this is the Old Jacksonville Barn.
Located on route 8 this barn is a Floyd County landmark.
It has been vacant for years.
Now, a community group is using the space to showcase local artists and
revive lost crafting skills such as quilting.
IN Q=I GOT TOGETHER
((DORIS ADAMS/THE JACKSONVILLE CENTER: I GOT TOGETHER WITH SOME SENIOR
CITIZENS AND NEW RIVER COMMUNITY ACTION AND THEY GAVE ME SOME MORE NAMES AND
WAY TO PUT THE QUILT TOGETHER. AND WE HAVE A QUILT IN PROGRESS.))
OUT Q=IN PROGRESS NOW
IN Q=THE SHOPS THAT
((SUSAN MEAD/THE JACKSONVILLE CENTER: THE SHOPS THAT WE HAVE IN THE BACK ARE
CALLED OUR GALLERY SHOPS WITH REGIONAL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE AND WE HAVE A
SOCIAL ISSUES LIBRARY FOR PEOPLE TO COME IN AND LOOK AT SOME BOOKS.))
OUT Q= AT SOME BOOKS
Up here in the loft Adams and Mead envision plays and concerts.
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS TO MAKE A BALLOON
PAYMENT ON THEIR LOAN AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
SO TO RAISE MONEY THEY'RE SELLING MEMBERSHIPS TO THE JACKSONVILLE CENTER AND
YOU CAN BUY A SQUARE FOOT OF THE BARN FOR 10 DOLLARS.
THEY SAY IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO KEEP THIS
NON-PROFIT PROGRAM ALIVE.
IN Q=IF WE AREN'T
((SUSAN MEAD/THE JACKSONVILLE CENTER: IF WE AREN'T ABLE TO GARNER THE SUPPORT
WE HOPE TO GET FROM THE COMMUNITY AND FROM ANY ARTS LOVERS AND EDUCATION LOVERS
THAT MAY HAVE SOME POTENTIAL FUNDS THEY WOULD LIKE TO GIVE IT'S DEPENDENT ON
ALL OF US AND THEM.))
OUT Q=US AND THEM
Mead and Adams hope the Center builds community unity one stitch at a time.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The Barn is open all weekend and ends Monday with a mountain music festival
and farmer's market.
Virginia residents can now buy a chance at mega-riches.
Tickets went on sale today for "The Big Game."
It's a new powerball-style lottery game.
Virginia has joined five other states in the new mega-jackpot game.
The first drawing is next Friday with a jackpot of five million dollars.
The jackpots are expected to grow to 40 or 50 million dollars.
And this game offers nine chances to win.
IN Q=THEY LIKE THE HIGHER
((MARK MERRITT/VA LOTTERY REGIONAL DIRECTOR: THEY LIKE THE HIGHER JACKPOTS.
PEOPLE THINK, "GEE WITH THE ODDS OF WINNING 53 MILLION IN ONE IN THIS GAME WILL
ANYBODY PLAY?" THEY WILL, WE FIND. THE HIGHER THE JACKPOT THE MORE PEOPLE
WILL PLAY EVEN WITH THE LONGER ODDS.))
SUPER=01-Mark Merritt/Va. Lottery Regional Dir.;
OUT Q=LONGER ODDS
Tickets for the Big Game are a dollar a chance.
Merritt says each state will make 35 cents on the dollar for each Big Game
He says they expect overall sales of lottery tickets to increase.
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Fog Late/58-62/Partly/Sunny/82-86;
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SUPER=334-Areas of/Dense Fog/55-60/Mostly/Sunny/78-82;
The Lynchburg Hillcats moved a game closer to clinching the second half of
the Northern Division.
SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs Avalanche; :
A beautiful sunset on the Horizon around Memorial Stadium this evening in
the first game of a doubleheader.
The Hillcats get a run in the fourth Thurston Kelly with the single to
right scoring the run 1 to nothing Lynchburg.
The Avalanche comes up with this SUPER=37-Lynchburg/3/Salem/0/;
defensive play pulling in the line drive but the Hillcats go on to win the game
3 to nothing.
The Hillcats won the second game 3 to 1.
Brian McRae led the Chicago Cubs to a 12 to nothing win over Atlanta. McRae
had two hits, three R-B-I's and four runs in the Cub Victory.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :
McRae started his day in the third. He sends this Denny Neagle pitch deep
over the left field wall for a two run homer and the Cubs led 2 to nothing.
The Cubs had a big seventh inning. Ozzie Thomas hits a fly ball just over
the infield for a single a runner scores and Chicago led Atlanta 5 to nothing.
Then in the 8-th. Scott Servias SUPER=35-Chicago/12/Atlanta/0/;sends
this shot down the left field line for a double two more runs score to make it
8 to nothing and the Cubs win it 12 to nothing.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/FOX SPORTS; :
The Mariners and Orioles went head to head in Seattle this afternoon.
Ken Griffey Junior gets his 41-st homer this afternoon this two run shot
over the right field wall to tie the game at 2 to 2 in the first.
But the Orioles rallied in the fifth Bobby Bonilla with the two run shot to
right field and the Orioles hold on for the win.
For that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, Bill Elliott leads second round qualifying at Darlington
Roanoke Catholic wins at home.
And highlights from some of the college top 25 teams in action this
Roanoke Catholic won its second straight game today the Celtics beat
Brunswick Academy 19 to 7 this afternoon at Victory Stadium.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Celtics vs Vikings; :
The Celtics returned to the field after the half with the score tied at 7
Catholic went to work on the kickoff. Mark Buchy takes the kick and goes
to his right, he then cuts back across the field and romps up the Catholic
sideline into Viking territory setting up a touchdown.
Several Plays later P.J. Moyer SUPER=36-Roanoke Catholic/19/Brunswick
Acad./7/;takes the pitch and scores on the short yardage play the Celtics led
13 to nothing and Catholic wins the game 19 to 7.
The Celtics are now 2 and 0 at this point early in the season.
Colorado, Alabama, Kansas State Tennessee and Florida were some of the top
25 college teams to open their seasons with wins.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ABC SPORTS; :
In Chapel Hill this afternoon, The Tar Heel defense handed Clemson its
first season opening shutout in 22 years.
And Leon Johnson led the Tar Heel offense rushing for over 100 yards. He
gets 67 of those yards when he blew through the left side and carried the ball
to the Tiger one yard line.
One play later, Johnson scored from the one to make it 7 to nothing and
the Tar Heels open their season with the 45 to nothing win.
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/ABC SPORTS; :
The 11-th ranked Michigan Wolverines opened their season with a win.
Quarterback Scott Driesbach drops back to pass but he runs it up the
sideline on his way to a 72 yard scoring play giving Michigan a 7 to nothing
lead and the Wolverines win it 20 to 8.
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/MSG; :
In Memphis, The 11-th ranked Hurricanes of Miami opened their season with a
win. Ryan Clement goes to the air and hits Magic Benton on this 73 yard
touchdown pass play and the Hurricanes cruise to the 30 to 7 win.
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly
The 1996 girls basketball season is in full swing in this part of the
state as several tournaments highlighted the action.
Steve Mason begins our Hometown Hoops weekly series with a look at the
first week of action.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Salem/1995 2A State Championship; :26
SUPER=01-David Wheat/Lord Botetourt Girls Basketball Coach; :40
SUPER=01-Mickey McGuigan/Blacksburg Girls Basketball Coach; :47
SUPER=03-Floyd/Lady Buffs Tip Off Classic; :54
SUPER=03-Vinton/Byrd Tip Off Classic; 1:03
SUPER=03-Daleville/Bank of Botetourt Tournament; 1:12
SUPER=01-Dennis Layman/Glenvar Girls Basketball Coach; 1:50
SUPER=01-Alan Cantrell/Floyd Girls Basketball Coach; 1:59
OUT Q=...News 7sports"
((A danger zone because two of the teams in the district; Lord Botetourt and
William Byrd, played for the 2A state championship just last year. And you
can't forget about Salem and Northside!
((DAVID WHEAT/LORD BOTETOURT GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
((MICKEY MCGUIGAN/BLACKSBURG GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
In one of their games, the Lady Indians lost to Patrick County 55-40 in the
Lady Buffaloes tip off tournament.
William Byrd looked good against Martinsville in the Byrd Classic;
knocking off the lady Bulldogs by 38.
The defending state champs topped Jefferson Forest in on e of their games
in the Bank of Botetourt Classic. sarah Hicks scored 26 in that one.
Kudos for Sara Moore. She knotched her 1 thousandth career point, and then
gave the ball to her mom!.
The lady Highlanders will not only bring more competition, but more revenue
at the gate.
((DENNIS LAYMAN/GLENVAR GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
((ALAN CANTRELL/FLOYD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
Cantrell's Lady Buffs, looked tough in their annual tourney. 3 starters
return from last year's team.
Bath County, made a statement in it's season opener, shocking 1995 regional
contender and 2A power Liberty 38-32 in the bank of Botetourt tip off. But the
Minettes lost their top player, 1995 all region slection Sue Cowbeck during the
game to a knee injury.
Ward Burton will start 35-th and his brother Jeff 39-th when they drop the
flag for the Southern 500 at Darlington.
Bill Elliott led the second round of qualifying today. His speed was 168
point 376 miles per hour for the 26-th starting spot.
Now, here's the rest of the field.
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SUPER=0107-26. Bill Elliott/168.376/27. Johnny Benson//28. Rusty Wallace//29.
Dave Marcis//30. Dick Trickle;
SUPER=0107-31. Bobby Hamilton//32. Gary Bradberry//33. Ed Berrier//34. Darrell
Waltrip //35. Ward Burton;
SUPER=0107-36. W. Dallenbach//37. Lake Speed//38. Morgan Shepherd//39. Jeff
Burton//40. Ricky Craven;
SUPER=0107-41. Kyle Petty //42. Robert Pressley;
And folks in the spirit of the labor day weekend... there is some UNUSUAL
labor news out of San Francisco.
Strippers at a San Francisco peep show have now become unionized.
The employees of Lusty Lady voted to join the Service Employees
A spokeswoman for the local union says most of its members work in health
care or for non-profit groups, but say the strippers are welcome too.
Now the women are pressing for better health benefits, job security and