Next on News 7.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says
he's backing off his threats of shooting down U-S and Allied planes over the
NO-fly zone, but continues to beef up his air defense.
A Henry County man was killed today after being struck by a train.
And if you like spam... you should have been in Dallas for the big
The news is next.
A Ridgeway man is dead after being hit by a train in Martinsville this
27- year- old Johnny Wike was killed by a Norfolk Southern train on the
tracks near Nationwide Homes on Rives (REEVES) Road.
It happened at 3-40.
The train conductor and engineer saw Wike on the tracks, but were unable to
stop in time.
The train was traveling 23 miles- per- hour in a 25- miles- per- hour zone.
Norfolk Southern spokesman Bob Auman says the 12 thousand ton train was
headed south with a full load of coal.
One fire consumed four businesses this morning in Fairlawn.
Schewel's Furniture, The Carpet Shop, Powers Fence and a tax service were
destroyed by a fire that started in a warehouse.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=This used to be
SUPER=01-Joe Trigg/Asst. Fairlawn Fire Chief; :21
SUPER=01-Buddy Trigg/Fairlawn Fire Chief; :32
SUPER=01-Calvin Powers/Building Owner; 1:03
SUPER=01-Nina Poe/Spectator; 1:11
SUPER=00-Mike Johnston/Spectator; 1:28
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:42 Screen Right!!
OUT Q=News 7 Fairlawn.
(( This used to be The Carpet Shop.
A passing motorist who saw smoke and a glow coming from the business alerted
authorities around seven this morning.
Firefighters say the blaze started in the Carpet Shop's warehouse, and
burned unnoticed for quite a while.
They spent 30 minutes battling heavy smoke and heat inside, before they were
forced to retreat.
((JOE TRIGG/ASST. FAIRLAWN FIRE CHIEF: SHORTLY AFTER WE GOT ALL OUR MEN OUT OF
THE BUILDING, LIKE WITHIN A MINUTE OF IT THE ENTIRE ROOF INSIDE THE CARPET SHOP
DID COLLAPSE. ))
That's when the blaze began leaping to the other businesses. Their contents
served as fuel for its rage.
((BUDDY TRIGG/FAIRLAWN FIRE CHIEF: THE AMOUNT OF FIRE LOAD AND STUFF THAT'S
INSIDE CARPET. CARPET, A LOT OF IT'S GOT RUBBER BACKING, THEY'VE GOT ALL THE
PADDING AND EVERYTHING STORED IN HERE. IT'S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FIRE LOAD IN
THIS BUILDING WITH THE FURNITURE COMPANY AND THE CARPET COMPANY BEING TOGETHER.
Calvin Powers owns the 30 year- old building, as well as The Carpet Shop and
He says everything appeared normal when the last employee left at six last
Powers says the four businesses employed a total of about 25 people. He
estimates more than two million dollars in damages.
((CALVIN POWERS/BUILDING OWNER: NOTHING I CAN DO EXCEPT GO ON FROM HERE, MAKE
QUESTION: AND YOU WILL REBUILD?
ANSWER: YES. ))
((NINA POE/SPECTATOR: WE'VE JUST BEEN OBSERVING IT. SURE IS A BIG LOSS. WE SURE
HATE TO SEE IT. ))
The blaze drew more and more spectators as firefighters from five
departments battled it throughout the morning.
Some spectators came from nearby homes and businesses who's electricity had
to be cut.
((DONNA WALKER & MIKE JOHNSTON/THE POWER WENT OUT AND I LOOKED OUT AND THE
CLOUD OF SMOKE WAS SO BIG AND I THOUGHT "OH MY."
I HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS. ))
In the end, the flames spared only the tax service office, though the water
and smoke did not.
THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS THE BLAZE DID START AT GROUND LEVEL, BUT THE TOTAL ROOF
COLLAPSE WILL MAKE IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE HOW IT STARTED. IT WILL
BE AT LEAST TOMORROW BEFORE THEY CAN EVEN GET INSIDE THE BUILDING TO BEGIN THAT
TASK. TRACY ALTIZER, NEWS 7, FAIRLAWN.))
GRAPHIC=Conflict in the Gulf
Today President Saddam Hussein ordered his defense commanders to beef up his
air defenses... despite saying he will NOT attack allied warplanes patrolling
the "no-fly zones".
He ordered the increase of defenses in anticipation of a U-S military strike
as U-S troops push ahead with its military buildup in the Gulf.
Five- thousand additional U-S troops have been sent to neighboring Kuwait,
along with Stealth and F-16 fighters, which have already taken up position in
Kuwaiti officials say they would like to see the U-S get rid of Saddam
IN Q=We would like
((SHEIKH SAUD NASIR AL-SABBAH, KUWAIT MINISTER OF INFORMATION:
WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE FOR ONCE AND ALL AN END TO THIS REGIME --
SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.))
SUPER=01-Sheikh Saud Al-Sabbah/Kuwaiti Official;
OUT Q=rather than later.
The Iraqi officials said it was suspending missile attacks on U-S, British
and French warplanes.
It could be Monday or Tuesday before we find out the results of today's
elections in Bosnia.
Turnout appeared to be between 60 and 70 percent, according to a U-S
official who helped organize the vote.
Voters chose regional and national governments in each of the two halves of
Bosnia -- Muslim-Croat and Serb.
Voters also selected a three-person presidency and a legislature.
Despite the relative calm, signs of Bosnia's ethnic hatred and suspicions
The Muslims' ruling party is demanding that the vote in the Serb half of
Bosnia be annulled, alleging soemthing may be wrong with the voting process.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Stay with us, up next on News 7 at 11,
Ford union workers are threatening a midnight walkout-- that's when their
current contract expires.
Boris Yeltsin is in the hospital-- having preliminary tests for upcoming
But first, let's check in with Kimberly.
Kimberly in WX CENTER
You might say we're getting a well- deserved fair weather weekend.
High pressure over the mid- Atlantic is what we have to thank for this break
from Mother Nature.
Daytime highs were running a little cool today....
MUSIC UP FULL
Midnight is coming quickly as the deadline looms for Ford and United Auto
A Ford spokesman has said the two sides may NOT have an agreement by the
time the union's three-year old contract expires.
But he says the company's negotiators do NOT expect a strike.
The U-A-W has made Ford its first focus in national contract talks with the
Big Three U-S automakers.
Once a deal has been reached with Ford, the union is expected to use that
contract as the framework to deal with G-M and Chrysler.
The major issues for the auto workers are wages and outsourcing -- the use
of outside, non-union workers.
Union members at the Hoechst (HURKST) Celanese (SELL-oh-nese) Celco
(SELL-co) plant in Narrows say the company is trying to break the contract they
negotiated just last year.
Union officials say the company is trying to take away workers seniority by
training employees with less experience to work in all sections of the plant.
Members lined route 4-60 in front of their union hall this morning, to drum
up community support.
IN Q=WE'RE JUST BASICALLY
((GARY ROBERTSON/UNION PRESIDENT: WE'RE JUST BASICALLY LETTING THE PUBLIC KNOW
WE'RE DISSATISFIED WITH THE COMPANY'S EFFORT TO OBTAIN SOMETHING THEY COULD NOT
GET IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Gary Robertson/Union President;
OUT Q=GET IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATION
The plant's human resource director, John McQuail, says the company is
acting within the agreed contract.
He says they stand by their decision to implement new job classifications in
the Celco plant.
These classifications enable the company to better meet the needs of the
The union's contract is good through the year 2000.
The plant employs about 19-hundred workers.
15-hundred of those are union members.
An arbitration date is scheduled in October.
Among other things the company makes yarn and cigarette filters.
Yesterday's fatal accident involving a school bus draws attention to bus
The accident on route 24 in Bedford County killed one teenager and injured
IN Q=Police say
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :25
SUPER=01-Norman Culbreth/Alert Driver Trainer; :46
OUT Q=and be cautious.
(( Police say 16- year- old Christy Hawkins was headed west on Route 24
yesterday 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.
Norman Culbreth has been a school bus driver in Bedford County for six
He says drivers are constantly ignoring the bus's stop sign and flashing red
And he adds tailgating is also a problem.
Culbreth also runs Alert Driver Training Of Vinton.
He says there's one tip he gives ALL his students.
IN Q=IF YOU'RE INTO
((NORMAN CULBRETH/ALERT DRIVER TRAINER: IF YOU'RE INTO A CURVE AND YOU CAN'T
SEE VERY FAR YOU NEED TO BE SLOWING DOWN. YOU'RE FUTURE IN A MOVING VEHICLE IS
ONLY AS FAR AS YOU CAN SE. SO IF YOU CAN'T SEE AROUND THE CURVE YOU NEED TO BE
AWARE THAT YOU NEED TO BE SLOWING DOWN AND BE CAUTIOUS.))
OUT Q=AND BE CAUTIOUS
Culbreth also says on numerous occasions bus drivers report drivers who
don't stop for buses.
The complaints are then turned over to the police.
TAPE# net-a; edit 96-50
Virginia Tech will be investigated by the U-S Department of Education over
allegations that the school has UNDERreported campus crime statistics... on
The allegations have been made by the lawyer representing Christy
Tech spokesman Larry Hincker calls the allegations "false and intentionally
Meanwhile, Brzonkala has appealed a judge's ruling that rape victims cannot
sue their attackers in federal court.
The former Tech Student contends two Virginia Tech football players raped
her in 19-94.
A U-S district judge ruled in July that Congress exceeded its constitutional
authority by passing the 19-94 Violence Against Women Act.
The appeal to the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals was filed yesterday.
TAG TAG TAG TAG TAG TAG TAG TAG
Yesterday we introduced you to Mikhaela (mic-kay-la) Payden-Travers.
She's recovering from anorexia.
People with anorexia starve themselves to achieve the perfect body.
In part two of our weekend series, Denise Allen tells us family dynamics
also play a major role in eating disorders.
IN Q=Mikhaela Payden-Travers
SUPER=01-Mikhaela Payden-Travers/Anorexia Patient; :11
SUPER=01-Hal Gillespie/Psychiatrist; :18
SUPER=01-Chris Payden-Travers/Mikhaela's Mom; 1:04
OUT Q=skin and bones
(( Mikhaela Payden-Travers says she thought being skinny would help her live up
to her sister's accomplishments.
SOT tape 2 01:46:10
IN Q=EVERYONE WAS LIKE
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: EVERYONE WAS LIKE TAMARA IS SO
PRETTY, TAMARA IS SO SMART. TAMARA IS A VALEDICTORIAN AND I WAS LIKE I WANTED
TO BE AS GOOD AS SHE WAS.))
OUT Q=AS SHE WAS
SOT TAPE 1 06:38:12
IN Q=MANY TIMES
((HAL GILLESPIE/PSYCHIATRIST: MANY TIMES THEY'RE SEEKING AN INNER GOAL OF
PERFECTION. IF I COULD LOSE ONE MORE POUND I WOULD BE ALL RIGHT. I WOULD BE
OUT Q=WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE
Control is also an issue.
Many times the patient feels that the only thing they can control in life is
how much food they eat.
SOT tape 2 02:52:00
IN Q=YOU DIDN'T HAVE
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: YOU DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AT
ALL BECAUSE ALL YOU HAD TO THINK ABOUT IS WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO EAT THAT DAY.
OR REALLY WHAT YOU WEREN'T GOING TO EAT THAT DAY.))
OUT Q=EAT THAT DAY
Mikhaela says she decided to start losing weight on her 13th birthday.
She was 5'6", 115 pounds.
Mikhaela dropped 20 pounds during the next several months and her parents
were wondering what was wrong.
SOT tape 3 34:21:11
IN Q=our older daughter
((CHRIS PAYDEN-TRAVERS/MIKHAELA'S MOM: OUR OLDER DAUGHTER HAD GONE SHOPPING
WITH HER ONE DAY AND CAME BACK AND SAID, "MOM AND DAD SOMETHING IS WRONG I HAVE
BEEN TRYING ON CLOTHES WITH MY SISTER AND SHE IS SKIN AND BONES."))
OUT Q=SKIN AND BONES
Mikhaela's parents started reading articles on eating disorders and came to
the conclusion their daughter had anorexia.
As with many people with eating disorders, out-patient therapy did not work.
Tomorrow in the third part of our series we'll talk about treatment options.
And Mikhaela will tell us how she turned her life around
Denise Allen News 7.))
Tomorrow morning at 11 Denise Allen will host a special On Record about
GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul
The Vatican announced today that Pope John Paul II will undergo an
appenDECtomy before the year is out.
Officials say the pontiff has an inflamed appendix, which is responsible for
the fever and intestinal problems he's had in recent months.
Doctors haven't announced the date for the surgery, but the 76-year-old Pope
is going ahead with a planned trip to France next week.
Boris Yeltsin is in the Kremlin hospital for what a spokesman says are
"routine" tests connected to upcoming heart bypass surgery.
The spokesman says there was no "sudden rush to the hospital," and insists
there is nothing unusal about the visit.
The Kremlin's top physician said a date for surgery for the 65-year-old
Russian president would be set after he meets with a doctor later this month.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on the newscast,
Green eggs and spam are on the menu up next.
Country Mega- star Garth Brooks has plenty of friends in Southwestern
He's bringing his show back to Roanoke after a four year absence.
MUSIC UP FULL
Four years ago he sold out one show in Roanoke.
This year, you may get to see Garth Brooks twice!
Brooks will be performing November 7th at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Tickets go on sale next Saturday.
IN Q=We are using
((CHRISTINE POWELL/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: WE ARE USING A LOTTERY SYSTEM. WE'LL
GIVE OUT WRISTBANDS, STARTING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7. IT'LL GO FROM 7 TO
7 WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AS WELL AS SATURDAY MORNING.))
SUPER=01-Christine Powell/Roanoke Civic Center;
OUT Q=Saturday morning.
Wristbands will be given out at the Civic Center and Ticketmaster outlets.
Wristband holders must return to those places to purchase tickets.
The last concert sold-out in less than four hours.
IN Q=He puts one
((CHRISTINE POWELL/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: HE PUTS ONE DATE TO SELL BASED ON THE
DEMAND THAT DAY BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN LINE AND PEOPLE CALLING ON THE
PHONE THEY MAKE THEIR DECISION WHETHER OR NOT THEY'LL DO ANOTHER SHOW. THE
POSSIBILITY IS VERY GOOD THAT IT COULD BE MORE THAN ONE SHOW.))
OUT Q=one show here.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 22, 1992;
There are a number of changes since '92.
Fans making purchases at the Civic Center and Ticketmaster outlets are
required to pay by cash.
And fans won't be able to pick their own seat.
A computer system will be used to determine the best available seats.
Over in Salem tonight, The Spartans and Pulaski County Cougars renewed
And when it was over Salem beat the Cougars 27 to 14.
SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Cougars; :
The usually large crowd out to see the Spartans and Cougars knock heads.
After a Cougar fumble at the three Salem's Matt Anderson takes it for the
touchdown and a 7 to nothing Spartan lead.
Pulaski's Craig Hodge had two long runs in the first half of the game. He
returned a kickoff for a score and this time he takes the handoff and goes 98
yards for the touchdown the Cougars led the game 14 to 7.
But Salem came right back going to the air. J.J. Beckwith throws over the
middle the pass is tipped into the hands of Ricky Eubanks who scores the
touchdown to tie it at 14 to 14.
Salem scored 13 points in the SUPER=36-Salem/27/Pulaski Co./14;second
half this 5 yard run by Chris Stuart in the third quarter and the Spartans beat
Pulaski County 27 to 14.
Other winners tonight were Roanoke Catholic and Rustburg.
Virginia Tech scored on its first three possessions today and the 19-th
ranked Hokies routed Boston College 45 to 7.
SUPER=03-Amherst, MA/ESPN; :
Tech got on the board in the first quarter. Jim Druckenmiller hooks up
with Bryan Jennings on the 7 yard touchdown strike 7 to nothing Hokies.
The Tech defense made a big play. Tion Carpenter blocks this Boston
College punt and the Hokies take over with good field position at the 35.
Several plays later Shyrone Stith goes up the middle for the 9 yard
touchdown run and the Hokies took the 14 to nothing lead.
The Eagles game back Matt Hasselback hits Todd Pollack on the 9 yard
touchdown pass to make the score 14 to 7 Tech.
Tech answered the call in the second quarter Brian Edmunds takes the
handoff and he scores from 21 yards out and the Hokies led 21 to 7 at the half.
The Hokies scored 24 points in the SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/45/Boston
College/7/;second half to get their first win in the Big East 45 to 7 over
Tiki Barber rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns as the Virginia
Cavaliers opened their A-C-C schedule with a 21 to 3 win over Maryland.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Terps; :
The Cavalier defense was responsible for the only score in the first half
Tony Dingle intercepts this pass and returns it 10 yards for the score 7 to
nothing Virginia at the half.
After a Virginia turnover Maryland's Joe O'Donnell booted this 45 yard
field goal with six minutes left in the third and the Terps trailed 7 to 3.
The Defense came through again for the Cavaliers. Late in the fourth
quarter Ronde Barber picks off this Maryland pass giving U-V-A the ball at the
19 yard line.
Several plays later Tiki takes the SUPER=36-Virginia/21/Maryland/3/;
handoff from Sherman and explodes into the end zone from 6 yards out the first
of his two touchdowns and the Cavaliers beat the Terps 21 to 3.
IN Q="This was...
((TIKI BARBER/123 YARDS 2 TOUCHDOWNS: ))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/123 Yards 2 Touchdowns; :
OUT Q=.....TOUCHDOWNS LATE."
Virginia goes to 2 and 0 overall and 1 and 0 in the A-C-C.
The Ferrum Panthers are off to an 0 and 2 start after losing to Clinch Valley
this afternoon at Adams Stadium.
SUPER=03-Ferrum/Panthers vs Cavaliers; :
The Panthers were hoping to give the home crowd something to cheer about.
But Clinch Valley was ready to spoil the party. Jay Withrow kicks this 30
yard field goal early in the first quarter for the early 3 to nothing lead.
The Cavaliers scored again before the half Ralph carter takes the handoff
and leaps into the end zone for the one yard touchdown to make it 10 to
Then early in the fourth quarter the Panther offense would get hot. Brith
Osinkosky hits former William Fleming standout Mike Souma who makes the great
fingertip catch for a 25 yard gain to set up a score.
Several plays later Osinkosky hits SUPER=36-Clinch
Valley/17/Ferrum/14/;Souma again this time for the 17 yard Touchdown to make
it 10 to 7 and but Clinch Valley wins it 17 to 14.
Liberty University picked up its first win this afternoon beating Delaware
State 27 to 7.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Flames vs Hornets; :
A beautiful fall day as the Flames came into Williams Stadium.
Liberty gets on the board first as Lawrence Worthington goes up and over
from the two yard line to make it 7 to nothing Flames.
In the second quarter it was Worthington again over the top and around the
defense for another Liberty score and the Flames led 13 to nothing.
After a Delaware State field goal SUPER=36-Liberty/27/Delaware
State/7/;Liberty deep in its own Territory hikes the ball over Brannan
Duncan's head for the first of two safeties in the first half Liberty led 13 to
7 at the half and Liberty wins it 27 to 7.
The Indians of William and Mary beat V-M-I Michigan upsets fifth ranked
SUPER=03-South Bend, IN/NBC SPORTS; :
And in South Bend Allen Rossum scores on this 99 yard kick off return to
lead the fighting Irish of Notre Dame to a win over Purdue.
For that and all of the scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0101-/VMI/21/j/William & Mary/40////Ferrum/14/j/Clinch Valley/17///;
SUPER=0101-j/Ursinus/27//W & L/0///j/Liberty/27//Delaware St./7///;
SUPER=0101-j/Citadel/13//Richmond/10///j/James Madison/24//NcNeese St./10///;
SUPER=0101-j/Northwestern/38//Duke/13////Wake Forest/10/j/Georgia Tech/30///;
SUPER=0101-/East Carolina/9/j/West Virginia/10////Houston///Pittsburgh////;
SUPER=0101-j/Southern Cal#16/46//Oregon St./17///j/Kansas
SUPER=0101-/Arizona State#18/14//North Texas/0/2///Iowa#21/38//Iowa
SUPER=0101-/Kansas#24/28//Texas Christian/10/3///Texas A & M#25/22//S.W.
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, Mark McGwire joins an elite group of Major League home run
And we'll have that plus highlights and scores from the major league ball
parks after this break.
New Yorks Todd Hundley set a major league record for homers by a catcher
this afternoon as the Mets beat the Braves 6 to 5 in 12.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :
The Braves got on the board in the first inning. Lance Johnson misses the
fly ball allowing Terry Pendleton and Fred McGriff to score and the Braves took
the 2 to nothing lead.
Then in the third, McGriff comes through with this single scoring a runner
and the Braves were leading the game by a score of 5 to nothing.
But Hundley hits one for the SUPER=35-New York/6/Atlanta/5/;record books
this three run shot over the left field wall his 41-st and the Mets go on to
win the game 6 to 5 in 12 innings.
The New York Yankees protected their lead in the American League East with a
3 to 1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/FOX SPORTS; :
The Yankees forced a tie in the top of the 8-th. Paul O'Neill hits a shot
in the gap of right center field scoring a runner and the game was tied 1 to 1.
But the big hit came off the bat of Cecil Fielder. He hits a line drive
SUPER=35-New York/3/Toronto/1/;off the wall in left field scoring a run the
Yankees led it 2 to 1 and New York goes on to win it 3 to 1.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
In Cleveland, Mark McGwire hit his 50-th homer of the season this two run
shot over the right field fence but it was not enough as the Indians beat the
A's this afternoon.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/0//Los Angeles/1/3//;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Well, folks if your a Spam-a-maniac you'll like this next story.
Creative chefs in Dallas were up to the challenge in this year's
Those who took part were in Spam heaven.
Cooks sliced and diced the canned, prepared meat into a variety of
dishes... they even paid homage to shock jock Howard Stern and called him
One could also tickle one's palate with Spam and grapes.