Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
A fatal accident involving a school bus in Bedford County.
And an effort to help those affected even more severely by the flood waters
In sports, week three of Friday Football Extra is here, we will hear from
UVa, Tech, VMI and Ferrum about the college game,
Friday the 13th brought some good luck to Bobby Labonte. He captured the pole
at dover..and look whose behind him, Rick Mast!
Dewpoints are falling fast and that means a very pleasant weekend. And
Hortense moves away from the coast.
The Bedford County school community is in shock, after a busload of students
watched three classmates crash into their schoolbus this morning.
The accident killed one teenager and injured two others.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=Police say
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :24
SUPER=01-Trooper Garland Snead/Va. State Police; :57
SUPER=01-Jim Phares/Staunton River H.S. Principal; 1:16
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.
(( Police say 16- year- old Christy Hawkins was headed west on Route 24 this
morning, when she rounded a curve and came up on a school bus that had stopped
to pick up a passenger.
Hawkins was unable to stop or swerve in time and collided with the rear of
Her front seat passenger, 16- year- old Tracy Gwynn Arthur, was killed
Hawkins and her brother Robbie suffered minor injuries.
IN Q=It's a large
((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S A LARGE CURVE HERE AND THEY
WERE TRAVELING PROBABLY OVER THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT WHEN THEY STRUCK THE REAR
END OF THE BUS.))
OUT Q=end of the bus.
None of the students on the school bus were injured in the crash.
And police say no one in the car was wearing a seatbelt.
IN Q=In recent years
((In recent years, many Bedford County parents have expressed concern about
school bus safety on the narrow, winding Route 24. But the state trooper
investigating this accident says road conditions were not a factor. Instead, he
blames it on driver inattention.))
OUT Q=driver inattention.
IN Q=All the witnesses
((TROOPER GARLAND SNEAD/VA STATE POLICE: ALL THE WITNESSES INDICATED EXCESSIVE
SPEED, I DON'T THINK IT WAS A MAJOR FACTOR, I FEEL MORE LIKE THE MAIN FACTOR
WAS DRIVER INATTENTION. I THINK EVEN AT THE SPEEDS THE PEOPLE WERE INDICATING,
SHE STILL SHOULD HAVE HAD THE SIGHT DISTANCE TO STOP.))
OUT Q=to stop.
Counselors were brought in to Staunton River High School to help the
victims' classmates cope with the tragedy.
IN Q=Basically we had
((JIM PHARES/STAUNTON RIVER H.S. PRINCIPAL: BASICALLY WE HAD PSYCHOLOGISTS
TALKING WITH KIDS THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. PARENTS WERE CONTACTED FOR ALL THE
CHILDREN ON THE BUS WHO HAD BEEN TRAUMATIZED BY IT.))
OUT Q=traumatized by it.
Charges against the driver are pending.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
A teenager from Marion has pled not guilty to breaking into the home of his
former fifth- grade teacher, who was found murdered.
17 year- old Joshua David Widener was out on probation for a previous
Today the judge ordered him held on 500 thousand dollars bond, for allegedly
breaking into the home of 68 year- old Jean Anderson.
Yesterday, the same bond was set for 23 year- old Harold David Davis, who is
charged with Anderson's rape and murder.
Neighbors say the week before her death, Anderson had some work done on her
News-7 learned yesterday that Davis is a laborer who had previously worked
at the residence.
Police have not confirmed Davis was on the recent basement crew, but a
source close to the investigation say he was.
A Giles County banker and former public official was sentenced this morning
to serve a year and a day in federal prison.
Harold Chafin admitted mis-applying funds at the National Bank of
Blacksburg. He'd already paid 70-thousand dollars in restitution.
The prosecutor took the unusual step of questioning Chafin under oath.
IN Q=I didn't feel
((KAREN PETERS: I DIDN'T FEEL THAT I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING FROM THE
DEFENDANT A RATIONAL EXPLANATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED, BASED UPON THE FACTS THAT
WERE IN THE PRE-SENTENCE REPORT.
Keith Humphry: Does the Government know what happened to the money?
Would like to though?
SURE. IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO ASK IN A FINANCIAL CRIME.))
SUPER=01-Karen Peters/Assistant U.S. Attorney
OUT Q=financial crime.
Chafin said he "couldn't recall." He said it was all a "mistake."
The 12-month sentence was the minimum under federal sentencing guidelines.
Judge James Turk also fined Chafin 5-thousand dollars.
A local charitable organization is North Carolina's knight in shining
The Knights of Columbus are collecting donations to take to flood victims.
They're set up outside the Kroger at Roanoke's Tanglewood Mall.
The Knights are encouraging shoppers to donate food, paper products and
diapers to help out those devastated by Fran.
IN Q=IT MIGHT ENCOURAGE
((RAY DONNELLY/KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: IT MIGHT ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO SIMILAR
THINGS. WHEN THERE IS A CATASTROPHE SUCH AS FRAN PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THERE'S A
GREAT NEED FOR HELP.))
SUPER=01-Ray Donnelly/Knights of Columbus;
OUT Q=NEED FOR HELP
Quibell is donating bottled water.
The Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations all day today and
They plan to drive to the Wilmington area on Sunday.
A longtime Virginia department store chain will soon have an out- of- state
Leggett has decided to sell a majority of its stock to the Belk chain of
Charlotte, North Carolina.
Corporate analyst Ken Gassman of Davenport and Company in Richmond says even
though the Belk and Leggett families split shortly after going into business 70
years ago, they kept close ties.
SOT GASSMAN 00:01:23
IN Q=The Belk
((KEN GASSMAN/DAVENPORT & CO. ANALYST: THE BELK OPERATION HAS PROVIDED SUPPORT
SERVICES FOR LEGGETT, AND MERCHANDISING SERVICES FOR LEGGETT, SO THEY WERE
INTIMATELY AWARE OF WHAT EACH OTHER WAS DOING.))
SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Davenport & Co. Analyst;
OUT Q=was doing.
Leggett has 36 locations and six outlet centers in Virginia.
The company did not specify if the move will bring a name change, store
closings, or employee cutbacks.
Gassman speculates Leggett's Danville headquarters may get consolidated, but
the deal will be almost transparent to shoppers.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6--
Virginia's senior senator gets a big-name boost to his re-election bid.
and Denise Allen begins a special report on eating disorders. She'll
introduce us to a young woman who has struggled to overcome the obsession of
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Young women are dying in an effort to achieve perfection.
Anorexia Nervosa is the obsessive pursuit of thinness.
And young people are starving themselves to obtain that model look.
In the first of our three part weekend series, Denise Allen introduces us a
young woman recovering from the disorder.
IN Q=IT REALLY DESTROYED
SUPER=01-Mikhaela Payden-Travers/Anorexia Patient; :00
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :14
SUPER=01-Hal Gillespie/Psychiatrist; :26 QUICK!!!
SUPER=08-Jack Payden-Travers/Mikhaela's Dad; :33
OUT Q=News 7
SOT Tape 2 07:15:14
IN Q=IT REALLY DESTROYED
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: IT REALLY DESTROYED THE
FRIENDSHIPS I HAD BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE TIME FOR FRIENDS. I DIDN'T HAVE ENERGY
FOR FRIENDS. ALL I HAD TIME FOR WAS THE ANOREXIA.))
OUT Q=WAS THE ANOREXIA
Mikhaela Payden-Travers is a good student.
She plays soccer and is into drama.
She, like most people suffering from eating disorders, is an over-achiever.
SOT tape 1 01:49:26
IN Q=MOSTLY THEY'RE FROM
((HAL GILLESPIE/PSYCHIATRIST: MOSTLY THEY'RE FROM HOMES WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF
HIGH EXPECTATION. THEY GET MESSAGES THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE PERFECT.))
OUT Q=TO BE PERFECT
SOT TAPE 2 21:31:20
IN Q= I COULD BELIEVE
((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVER/MIKHAELA'S DAD: I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT SHE COULDN'T SEE
HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE WAS INSIDE AND EXTERIORLY TOO. I DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT THE
EXTERIOR. I WORRY ABOUT THE INTERIOR AND THAT TO ME IS WHAT SO SPECIAL ABOUT
OUT Q=ABOUT MIKHAELA
But Mikhaela wasn't feeling special.
And she says on her 13th birthday she started restricting her diet.
At the time she was 5'6' and 115 pounds.
SOT tape 2 00:46:14
IN Q=I'D SEE THESE MODELS THAT ARE
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: I'D SEE THESE MODELS THAT ARE LIKE
5'9" AND 110 POUNDS AND IT WAS LIKE, "OH MY GOD I'M HUGE." NO GUYS WILL EVER
LIKE ME UNLESS I'M REALLY THIN.))
OUT Q=REALLY THIN
Mikhaela soon dropped below one hundred pounds and about four months later
she found herself in the hospital
In the second part of our series we'll talk about the causes of eating
disorders and you'll find out how Mikhaela's parents discovered she was
Denise Allen News 7.))
Your Hometown Station will also air a documentary on anorexia Sunday morning
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court
A Virginia motorist who's punished for driving drunk can still have his
license suspended for a week. And it's not "double jeopardy."
That's another ruling from the state Supreme Court today- -in two separate
The issue of administrative license suspension had been successfully
challenged in Roanoke County... until the court of appeals upheld the law.
Now the SUPREME Court has weighed in declaring a "need to protect the public
from intoxicated drivers and [from] those who refuse to honor their assumed
Roanoke's new nursing home could be ready for patients as early as next
The first phase of construction is already underway on the 4- million dollar
project-- located off Route 220 behind the Hunting Hills Plaza.
It will replace the city's existing facility... which is actually in
((JIM SMITH/SMITH-PACKETT MED-COM: CURRENTLY, THE NURSING HOME DOES NOT OFFER A
COMPLEX LEVEL OF SKILLED CARE. WE PLAN TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE IN ADDITION TO
THE SERVICES ALREADY BEING PROVIDED. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Smith/Smith-Packett Med-Com;
Once the nursing home is complete... the plan is to turn the surrounding
area into a 50 acre retirement community.
Smith- Packett plans to build townhouses, condominiums and apartments.
And the development will offer 24- hour guarded security.
The community will be known as Pheasant Ridge... and the total investment is
estimated at 40- million dollars.
The Dow soared to record heights today, gaining nearly 67 points to finish
the week at 58 hundred 38.
NASDAQ was up almost 23 points.
With American lives at stake in the Persian Gulf, Former President George
Bush says he will support whatever actions President Clinton decides to take
He made that statement today in Norfolk as he campaigned for Senator John
Warner and Bush spent part of the day paying tribute to General Douglas
They laid a wreath at the memorial in downtown Norfolk where MacArthur is
Bush also spoke at a fundraiser which brought in a few hundred thousand
dollars for the Warner campaign.
Judging from information supplied by U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner's
campaign staff, college students must be falling all over themselves in support
of the candidate.
The Democrat was at Virginia Tech speaking to students today.
90 minutes BEFORE his appearance his staff faxed out a news release
describing and embellishing the event.
((QUESTION: DID YOU HAVE A SCREAMING GROUP OF STUDENTS TODAY?
MARK WARNER/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: NO. NO.
QUESTION: THEY WEREN'T SCREAMING? YOUR NEWS RELEASE SAYS "IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS
OF SCREAMING STUDENTS."
WARNER: NO, THEY DIDN'T REALLY, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY WROTE THAT. WELL THEY WERE
SCREAMING. THEY WERE LAUGHING AT MY JOKES. ))
OUT Q=at my jokes.
Warner then jokingly solicited some cheers and blamed the release on an
overzealous press manager.
The candidate fielded a number of student questions, and touted his support
for a 10 thousand dollar tax deduction to help defray college tuition costs for
middle class families.
It was a lucky Friday the 13th for Bobby Labonte and Rick Mast in
qualifying at Dover, we have a 16 game FFE schedule for you,
as well as college previews from VMI, UVa, Tech and Ferrum.
This Friday the 13th proved to be a lucky one for both Bobby labonte and Rick
Mast in qualifying at Dover Downs International Speedway.
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Speed Vision; :00
Labonte captured the Busch Pole for Sunday's MBNA 500 and in the process
shattered the Monster Mile qualifying record with a speed of 155 point 086
miles an hour.
Rockbridge Bath's own Rick Mast put the Hooters Pontiac on the outside
Pole. Now the top 25 for the 25th race of the season.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/155.086/2. Rick Mast//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Terry
Labonte//5. Geoff Bodine;
SUPER=0107-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Dick Trickle//8. Mark Martin//9. Dale
Jarrett//10. John Andretti;
SUPER=0107-11. Hut Stricklin//12. Ken Schrader//13. Morgan Shepherd//14. Ricky
Rudd//15. Derrike Cope;
SUPER=0107-16. Mike Skinner//17. Ted Musgrave//18. Kenny Wallace//19. Ernie
Irvan//20. Dale Earnhardt;
SUPER=0107-21. Lake Speed//22. Ricky Craven//23. Michael Waltrip//24. Kyle
Petty//25. Wally Dallenbach;
22nd ranked Virginia hosts Maryland tomorrow at high noon at Scott Stadium
in both school's ACC opener.
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/November 11, 1995; :00
For the Terps, the run and shoot is now a conventional offense and Maryland
quarterback Scott Milanovich has been replaced by Brian Cummings.
((RONDE BARBER/UVA DEFENSIVE BACK:))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :00
OUT Q=...this past week"
pinnacle full screen
you can catch the game right here on your hometown station.
19th ranked Virginia Tech is at Boston College for tomorrow's Big East
battle with the Eagles in their 4th meeting.
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...as a big game"
Another road trip this week for the V-M-I Keydets as they travel to
Williamsburg for a game with the Indians of William and Mary.
The Keydets lost their season opener last week to Ole Miss and head coach
Bill Stewart doesn't like the idea of being 0 and 2.
The Keydet game plan according to Stewart is to give All America tailback
Thomas Haskins some help on offense.
IN Q="We're going to
((BILL STEWART/VMI HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Coach; :
OUT Q=........long day."
Kickoff at Cary field is one oclock.
The Ferrum Panthers open their home season at Adams Stadium tomorrow against
Clinch Valley in the first ever match up between the two schools.
Ferrum must rebound from its season opening 42 to 7 loss against Nationally
The Panthers will face a Cavalier team that was impressive in last week's
34 to 27 win over Cumberland, Tennessee.
IN Q="Whenever you...
((DAVE DAVIS/FERRUM HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :
OUT Q=........of itself."
Game time is one-thirty and we'll have the highlights at six.
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Washington and Lee opens at home tomorrow at one-thirty against Ursinus.
It's the first meeting with the bears since 1989
16 games on the slate for week three of friday Football Extra. One of the
featured games tonight pits Brookville against William Campbell.
Roy Stanley has a preview.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Mark Lineburg/Brookville Head Football Coach; :15
OUT Q=....the wrest of the schedule"
That's right Roy, 15 other games to bring you, Here's the list.
Roll to Boards!!!
IN Q=first match up
OUT Q=...last match up/FFE graphic comes full
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Downsizing in the Roanoke fire department is on the agenda tonight for
three community groups.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more on that.
Keith, representatives of the Roanoke firefighters association are meeting
with members of three civic groups.
With the merger of the Fire and EMS services, and a move to downsize the
department, some firefighters and neighborhood leaders are raising questions
Despite reassurances from city officials, the issue remains in the
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Keith, we'll have that story plus a complete wrap up of today's other news,
course also News 7 at 11 here on WDBJ.
sports and weather tonight on News 7 Prime Time--that's at 10pm on WEFC and of