Virginia politicians are laboring on this labor day in as they head toward
Two teenagers are hurt in a crash in Botetourt County.
Plus we'll head out to the pool and check in on the activity on this Labor
Tonight in sports, The Cowboys get ready top battle the Bears, the Avalanche
try to play the spoiler's role tonight against the Hillcats.
We'll break down yesterday's opening day loss by the Redskins,
Plus, there was a big upset today at the U.S. Open, as 15 year old Martin
Hilgis knocks out third seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
The Labor Day weekend wraps up on a pretty terrific note-- with plenty of
But wouldn't you know it-- Clouds and showers re- enter the forecast as
you head back to work.
Labor Day in Virginia means most voters rest and most politicians work.
And the crowd they work the hardest is in Buena Vista.
Ellen Qualls caught up with the candidates in the final stretch of the race
IN Q=The Republican
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
SUPER=01-Donna Hewitt/Parade-Goer; :33
SUPER=01-Shane Gilliam/Parade-Goer; :42
SUPER=01-Robert Davis/Parade-Goer; 1:04
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Buena Vista.
The Republican party cast the biggest shadow on this day.
But that's because some of those working on Labor Day were working for
And since politics was involved, there was a clean-up crew.
NAT SOT TAPE ONE 10:19:01
((HI MARK WARNER RUNNING FOR SENATE.))
If it were a foot race, hundred-millionaire Mark Warner would be in the
He's a man on a mission, completing his historic tour of every city and
county in Virginia -- done before by Doug Wilder and Ollie North, but NOT with
campaign events planned in each place.
He moved so fast some never saw him.
NAT SOT 10:23:50 TAPE ONE
((I DON'T THINK I DID. Did you see John Warner? YUP.))
sot TAPE ONE 10:21:20
((DONNA HEWITT: IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT COMPARED TO GEORGE ALLEN. YES. BUT
IT DOESN'T IMPRESS ME. NO. IT TAKES A LOT TO IMPRESS ME AND RIGHT NOW THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY DOESN'T.))
SOT TAPE ONE 10:26:29
((SHANE GILLIAM: I MEAN I DON'T REALLY PAY THAT MUCH ATTENTION TO POLITICS OR
ANYTHING. BUT UH, I'LL GIVE HIM MY VOTE.))
But it's not a foot race, so incumbent Republican John Warner's riding high.
Barely breaking a sweat to keep his job.
sot TAPE TWO 11:57:23
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: THAT'S THE THEME OF MY CAMPAIGN. VERY SIMPLE. JOHN
FOR JOBS. AND TODAY WE HONOR THOSE.))
SOT TAPE ONE 10:27:56Y
((ROBERT DAVIS: I THINK I'M GONNA STICK TO THE OLD MAN. OK why? I JUST THINK
IT'S THE BEST CHOICE RIGHT NOW. MARK'S A GOOD MAN. BUT I JUST BELIEVE I'LL
STICK WITH JOHN.))
sot TAPE TWO 11:24:06
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: I WENT EVERYWHERE IN VIRGINIA BECAUSE NO
PART OF VIRGINIA CAN BE LEFT BEHIND. THE INCUMBENT LAST WEEK IN A RICHMOND
NEWSPAPER SAID HE DOESN'T HAVE THE TIME TO GET TO ALL THESE LITTLE REMOTE
PLACES. I GOT THE TIME. I WILL GO BACK TO ALL 135 IN MY FIRST YEAR IN
SOT STANDUP TAPE TWO
After a summer of TV commercials and still a big gap in the polls, Mark
Warner's campaign came here for some life support. He'll need it. Even if
Bill Clinton pulls off a miracle and carries Virginia, Virginia ballots don't
show Democrat or Republican, so it's hard to get a coattail effect.
The cowboy- clad George Allen is limited to one term as Governor -- so
what's he campaigning for?
How about the Republican National Committee chairmanship suggested by some
Republicans after San Diego?
sot ALLEN TAPE 09:44:06
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I REALLY HAVE NO INTEREST IN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
There it is, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Buena Vista.))
Iraqi troops may have pulled back a bit in Kurdish territory, but they
haven't gone far enough for the White House or Virginia's Republican Senator.
John Warner is the second ranking member of the Senate Armed Services
Warner took a break from campaigning to say he's been briefed by the White
He says he could support a cruise missile strike the Clinton Administration
is hinting at.
IN Q=Very clearly
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: VERY CLEARLY, SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS LITERALLY TAKEN HIS
FINGER AND STUCK IT IN THE EYE OF THE WEST. AND SAID, DON'T TELL ME UNITED
NATIONS. DON'T TELL ME ALLIES. I'M GONNA DO WHAT I DARN WELL PLEASE. AND HE
HAS CHALLENGED THE CREDIBILITY OF THE WEST TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS. AND TO
PROTECT THE DECISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE UNITED NATIONS.))
OUT Q=United Nations.
Warner says the U.S. should only with Great Britain and France in defending
the no-fly zone.
Under NO circumstances would Warner like to see American ground troops in
An accident in Botetourt County this afternoon left two teenagers seriously
It happened just before two o'clock, on Route 43 between Eagle Rock and
State police say the driver of a pickup truck lost control as it was coming
around a curve, and ran off the road into a field.
The driver was thrown from the truck; the passenger stayed inside.
Both were taken by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State police say since they are juveniles, their names will not be released.
No word on their conditions.
Cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse are among the toughest for
law enforcement and social workers to handle.
But in Pittsylvania County investigating such cases is now easier for
authorities as well as for the victims.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
IN Q=Our primary
SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00 quick!!
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; 1:13
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:30 quick
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS THE VICTIM AND
HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM AND HOW TO MAKE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE BETTER. ))
Achieving that goal became easier, in 1992.
That's the year, the Pittsylvania County Sexual Abuse team was formed to
make handling such cases easier for everyone involved.
IN Q=The purpose
((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THE PURPOSE OF IT IS TO GET
EVERYBODY UP FRONT SO THE CASE CAN BE PROSECUTED AND EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT ALL
IS GOING ON WITH THE CASE. ))
OUT Q=with the case.
The team is comprised of social workers, three sheriff's investigators as
well as staff from the Commonwealth Attorney's office.
IN Q=Many times
((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:MANY TIMES WE TAKE SOCIAL SERVICE
PEOPLE WITH US TO DO THE INTERVIEWS AND THEY ARE RIGHT THERE WITH US. THEY HEAR
EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON. THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY, HE GETS INVOLVED WITH
IT AT THAT STAGE AND IT JUST MAKES IT A BETTER CASE WHEN YOU GO TO COURT WHERE
EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS. ))
OUT Q=everybody understands.
In fiscal year 1993, there were 25- cases of child sexual abuse or
molestation reported to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department.
The following two years the case load remained about the same.
But all that changed this past fiscal year, when some 50- cases were
14:43:19 end of tape one
IN Q=I hope that
((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: I HOPE THAT THE WAY WE
APPROACH CASES AND THE WAY WE DEAL WITH VICTIMS ENCOURAGES THE MAXIMUM
REPORTING SO THAT WE'RE HEARING ABOUT AS MANY AS POSSIBLE AND MAYBE THAT
ACCOUNTS FOR SOME OF THE INCREASE. THAT THE VICTIMS ARE CONFIDENT ENOUGH THAT
THEY'RE GOING TO BE TREATED WELL WHEN THEY COME FORWARD. ))
OUT Q=they come forward.
Whatever the case, something must be working. September marks the team's
four year anniversary. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6--
we'll go poolside to see how people have been enjoying their Labor Day holiday.
and the threat of Hurricane Edouard is past, but warnings are still up at
North Carolina's outer banks. That story and more coming up but first let's
check in with Kimberly.
wx ad lib
We're sure glad to see Edouard moving away from the U-S.
But Hurricane Fran could be a factor for the southeast later on in the
As for our weather-- just superb for this Labor Day-- we'll see some
build- up of clouds, though as the night goes on.
Let's check the numbers..
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 1.22 Feet/Down 0.36 Foot;Lake levels
Hurricane Edouard is now heading toward Nova Scotia- but it's left behind
some rough seas on the East Coast- including North Carolina's Outer Banks.
SUPER=03-Dare Co., NC;
Flags are still up on Nag's Head- warning vacationers the surf is still too
rough for swimming.
But that hasn't stopped tourists from soaking in the sun-
Meanwhile Hurricane Fran is churning ahead- Folks along the coast are
keeping their eye on that.
((REPORTER: WHAT ABOUT FRAN? JEFF WOEHLER/TOURIST: IT'S HARD TO SAY. I THINK
ANYBODY THAT'S GOT VACATION TIME SCHEDULED IS GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE WHETHER
THERE'S A HURRICANE COMING OR NOT UNLESS THEY ACTUALLY FORCE US TO LEAVE. WE'RE
GONNA BE HERE. WE'RE GONNA ENDURE IT THOUGH. WE'RE GONNA SEE IT THROUGH THE END
OUT Q=the end of vacation."
Fran is taking aim at the Bahamas and Southeastern United States.
The hurricane is still three days away from land.
As the Labor Day weekend comes to a close many are celebrating with outings
at local parks and pools.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ron/Microwave
Ron Jones is at Washington Park in Roanoke to let us know if kids are ready
to call it a summer.
(Ron ad lib)
rollcue: ready to call it a summer.
IN Q=Labor Day
SUPER=07-Allison Elswick; :31
SUPER=07-Tonya Smoot; :45
OUT Q=suitcase and the other
SUPER=01-Paul Clark/Pool Manager
(Ron ad libs live interview)
Double Boxes=Jean and Ron/Microwave
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal
Lynchburg has a special reason to celebrate Labor Day this year.
That's because economic development has created hundreds of new jobs for the
city's residents in 1996.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 2; :00
In May, the Hill City welcomed snack food giant Frito Lay, which is building
a 150-million dollar plant that'll employ 800 people.
And last week, Tessy Plastics announced it was expanding to the same
industrial park, creating another 120 new jobs.
IN Q=It's been a
((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECON. DEVELOPMENT: IT'S BEEN A SUPER YEAR. I FEEL LIKE IN
THE LAST FEW YEARS WE'VE SORT OF TURNED THE CORNER AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT
MORE ACTIVITY THAN WE DID SAY TEN YEARS AGO, OR EIGHT OR NINE YEARS AGO. WE
CERTAINLY HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN THIS COMMUNITY. THE LEADERSHIP,
COUNCIL, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, THEY'VE INVESTED IN LAND AND ROADS
AND WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES, THEY'RE CONTINUING TO DO THAT AND THEY'RE
STARTING TO REALLY REAP THE BENEFITS OF THOSE INVESTMENTS.))
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Econ. Development; :00
OUT Q=of those investments.
In terms of economic development, Cobb says 1996 is the best year Lynchburg
has seen since the mid-1980's.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Just ahead on News 7 at 6--
a musical duo from Southside Virginia is getting noticed in Hollywood.
and it's a fresh start for one area college--new owners, new mission--but
the name remains the same. We'll tell you about a new era for Southern
Virginia College. Stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
TAPE#=NET K (edit of 96-21)
It's a new semester and a new beginning for Southern Virginia College.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/File Tape;
The Buena Vista school is beginning the new academic year as a completely
About 80 students will kick off the
the first day of classes today at the four year, co-educational school.
The former all-women's college known as Southern Seminary had been scheduled
to close in May after years of financial troubles.
But Mormon investors took over the school May 13th with a plan to
combine academic rigor with wholesome living.
A pair of rappers from the Southside are about to get a taste of stardom.
Timothy "Count-V" Allen and Ivan "The Jazzy" Dailey returned to their
hometown of Danville a couple of months ago to shoot part of a music video.
The two are part of the rap group "The Top Dawgs".
The music video is now complete.
It includes shots from the Stratford Inn in Danville.
The pair recently signed a contract with Solar Records in Hollywood,
California worth one a half million dollars.
Coming up tonight in sports, the big league teams were laboring this
afternoon, The final game at Salem Memorial stadium is set for tonight, the
Cowboys are ready for the Bears,
And we'll hear from Gus Frerotte and the Redskins as they break down
yesterday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The major leagues are full of action this afternoon as a number of matinees
dot the schedules in both leagues.
Already today the Royals, Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers, Rockies and Expos have
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Dodgers vs. Mets; :00
as have the the Dodgers, who were New York today with Tommy Lasorda
Todd Hundley would hit his 39th homer of the year for the Mets to tie Darryl
Strawberry's club record for most homeruns in a season.
But the Dodgers would dominate this game with the long stroke as Todd
Hollandsworth bashes one over the right field fence.
Then Eric Karros rips one over the left field fence. Both were two runs
Then Tim Wallache decides to smash one out of the yard to left center - but
no - Lance Johnson makes a superb catch above the fence, but the
SUPER=35-Los Angeles/8/New York/5;
Dodgers win it 8-to-5. They have now won 9 of their last 11.
The Salem Avalanche closes out its Carolina League season tonight with the
final game of the year at Memorial stadium.
And depending on the outcome, this may also be the Lynchburg Hillcats final
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Hillcats; :
After stranding runner after runner in Saturday night's doubleheader the
Avalanche found a way to score some runs last night as they swept a
doubleheader from the Hillcats.
Lynchburg came into last night's twin bill a half game in front of
Wilmington but by the time the night was over they were a game back in second.
The Hillcats need a loss by the Blue Rocks and a win over Salem tonight to
force a one game playoff for the second half Northern division title.
Game time tonight is seven o'clock and they'll be giving away a trip to see
a Rockies game at Coors field tonight so, head on out for the finale.
The Washington Redskins opened their 1996 NFL campaign yesterday flat, and a
s result they were flattened by the Philadelphia Eagles 17-to-14 in a game that
was much more lopsided than the score indicates.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Eagles vs. Redskins; :00
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Sacked Three Times; :20
SUPER=01-Shar Pourdanesh/Redskins Offensive Tackle; :41
SUPER=01-Stanley Richard/Redskins Safety; 1:08
SUPER=01-Brian Mitchell/Redskins Running Back; 1:27
OUT Q=...CHANGE THAT AROUND."
(( With their two year quarterback controversy now in the past, the Redskins
were set to officially begin the Gus Frerotte era. But after receiving a
rousing welcome, he almost suffered a concussion. Porous and occasionally
non-existent pass protection had Frerotte running for cover all day.
((GUS FREROTTE/SACKED THREE TIMES:))
Much of the blame for the lack of protection falls in the lap of first year
Redskins Shar POurdanesh, the 6-6 , 318 pound tackle was beaten consistently by
former Boston College star Mike Mamula.
((SHAR POURDANESH/REDSKINS OFFENSIVE TACKLE:))
Despite holding the Eagles to just 17 points, and pitching a shutout in the
second half, the Redskins defense also has some improving to do after letting
Rodney Peete throw for 257 yards and 2 TDs in the first half.))
((STANLEY RICHARD/REDSKINS SAFETY:))
((BRIAN MITCHELL/REDSKINS RUNNING BACK:))
Next week the Redskins get the Bears at RFK, but tonight Chicago has the
honor of hosting the defending Super Bowl champs on Monday Night football.
The Cowboys will terrible in the preseason, but until someone takes care of
business in the regular season they remain the team to beat.
((EMMITT SMITH/PLAN TO PLAY TONIGHT:))
((BROCK MARION/COWBOYS SAFETY:))
SUPER=01-Emmitt Smith/Plans To Play Tonight; :00
SUPER=01-Brock Marion/Cowboys Safety; :16
OUT Q=...ON MONDAY NIGHT."
Last night George Welsh ended the Cavaliers preseason quarterback battle,
well he sort of ended it.
Welsh named fifth year senior Tim Sherman his starter, but he hardly was
given an overwhelming clear cut endorsement.
Welsh says the competition between Sherman and sophomore Aaron Brooks is so
close he plans to let Brooks also play in the opener on Saturday night.
Afterall, Welsh is the first to admit picking starting quarterbacks hasn't
always been his forte during his 15 years at Virginia.
IN Q="You know...
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...GROH, SO."
Saturday night's game with Central Michigan kicks off at seven at Scott
No doubt many of you have been enjoying the day long coverage of the US Open
tennis championships today right here on your Hometown Station.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/CBS; :00
The upset of the day took place on the women's side where Martin Hingis
ousted third seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
The 15 year old Phenom from Switzerland needed three sets to reach the
quarterfinals with the 6-1, 3-6 6-4 win.
((MARTINA HINGIS/BEATS VICARIO IN THREE SETS:))
((ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO/LOSES IN FOURTH ROUND:))
SUPER=01-Martina Hingis/Beats Vicario In Three Sets; :00
SUPER=01-Arantxa Sanchez Vacario/Loses In Fourth Round; :08
OUT Q=...PRETTY GOOD."
Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and Steffi Graf have also advanced with wins
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