Next on News Seven-- President Clinton places U-S troops on High Alert in
the Persian Gulf as Iraqi backed rebels renew fighting in the region.
And Hurricane Edourad is moving up the mid-Atlantic coast.
IN sports, Roanoke Catholic wins its home opener the Cubs rout the Braves
and the Lynchburg Hillcats have a double header with Salem tonight at Memorial
Everyone, including forecasters are anxiously awaiting which direction
Edouard will head next.
The hurricane's on a northerly track now-- we'll have the latest
information and satellite pictures...
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has sparked NEW fighting in Northern Iraq.
And NOW, once again, American troops are on high alert in the Persian Gulf
as President Clinton calls for reinforcements.
Saddam Hussein has sent tanks, troops and helicopters into northern Iraq to
The main Kurdish city has been attacked by Iraqi backed rebels.
U-S officials say they have warned Iraq of the consequences of the attacks.
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.
Hurricane "Edouard" is still
making its MID-Atlantic push.
Earlier this afternoon it was 350 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras,
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
SUPER=03-Cape Hatteras, NC;
Hurricane Edouard still moving northward.. which is good, as long as it
stays away from the mainland.
Let's take a look at the latest satellite picture of Edouard
Now, as you can see the eye is harder to distinguish than it has been...
that indicates a slight weakening in strength.
Hurricane watches are now in effect for Cape Charles, Virginia northward to
The Mid- atlantic coastline can expect 8 to 10- feet swells-- and some very
Now, at this point Edouard is 340 miles East- southeast of Cape Hatteras,
Now, while Edouard is moving to the north-- it's a possibility that it may
move more towards the north- northwest tomorrow-- and that could mean trouble
for the U-S.
This has been a hard hurricane to determine exactly where it will go...
we'll keep you posted...
A Washington D-C man is dead and a Radford teenager is in jail tonight
charged with first degree murder.
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 in the crime. Authorities
believe the shooting may have been drug related.
Chapman is being held in the Pulaski County Jail without bond.
A suspicious package at the Staunton Post Office touched off a bomb scare
A state police bomb squad and F-B-I agents blew up a box of business papers.
Officers evacuated the area when bomb sniffing dogs became excited at the
smell of the package.
They now think the nitrates used in the photocopying of the pages alerted
the dogs. Nitrates are commonly found in explosives.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7,
Mega-jackpots are coming to Virginia, and that has Lottery officials ready
for a big cash inflow.
And a group of Floyd County residents wants to see barnstorming become a
local pastime-- we'll tell you what that's all about when we come back.
MUSIC UP FULL
A group of Floyd County residents is hoping you'll want to take a trip to
Several attempts to turn the Old Jacksonville Barn into a gathering spot
But now after years of trying, a non-profit organization has opened Floyd
County's new arts and community center.
Denise Allen has more.
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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.))
Virginia residents are now eligible for the pot of gold at the end of the
Tickets went on sale today for "The Big Game."
No it's not the Tech/U-V-A football contest.
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.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast,
Some senior citizens are worried about upcoming changes with Trigon's
proposed switch to a stock company.
Kimberly will update us on the Hurricane situation.
But first, let's check in on how some local stocks did for the week.
MUSIC UP FULL
Nearly all week we've followed the plight of thousands of people in our area
who learned the service warranties they bought from Holdren's appliance stores
may be worthless.
The Crenshaw- TV- and- Appliance Company of North Carolina purchased the
Holdren's ASSETS in June.
But as of last Friday it REFUSED to honor the Holdren's warranties that some
paid hundreds of dollars for.
And there may be even more bad news.
Holdren's had a deal where if you didn't need your appliance serviced during
the length of the warranty, you got a portion of your money back in the form of
According to the person who ran Holdren's of Virginia up until Tuesday,
people can even kiss the credit goodbye.
SOT FROM BLACKSBURG TAPE TOT 03:09:55
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.
Former Holdren's of Virginia General Manager Steve Terry estimates that
about 20- percent of the warranty holders were eligible for some kind of store
The state will meet with parties involved in this controversy next month to
try to come up with some kind of solution.
Older Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield policyholders may face a problem.
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.
And coming up, Bill Elliott leads second round qualifying at Darlington the
Cubs rout the Braves.
And Roanoke Catholic opened its home football season this afternoon at
Roanoke Catholic opened its season last week with a win on the road. This
afternoon the Celtics were at
Victory Stadium for a game against Brunswick Academy.
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 11-th ranked Hurricanes of Miami opened their season with a 30 to 7 win
over Memphis State.
SUPER=03-East Lansing, MI/ESPN; :
In East Lansing, Michigan State jumped on Purdue early in the first half
this pass play to receiver Derrick Mason covers 45 yards all the way to the
Purdue 5 yard line.
One play later Cedric Irvan dances SUPER=36-Michigan
State/52/Purdue/14/;up the middle for the score his third on the day The
Spartans led 28 to nothing and Michigan State wins it 52 to 14.
Brian McRae had two hits, three R-B-I's and four runs as the Chicago Cubs
routed Atlanta 12 to nothing.
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.
The lineup is set for tomorrow's running of the Southern 500 at
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.
wipe to boards
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;
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly
Believe it or not, basketball season is here, and being the gentlemen
that we are at News 7 sports, ladies first!
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.
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