At the top of NEWS 7 at SIX , tonight:
Another body turns up in Culpeper. (----------------)
There's been mud in the water on Trevillian Road ever since tropical storm
Fran... ONE alternative: the COUNTY water system, but it takes thousands of
dollars to hook up to it.
Tonight in sports, Jeff Gordon talks about his success on the short tracks, a
whole lot of camping is going on at Virginia Tech this evening,
and Steve Mason reports from Charlotte as everyone from Steve Young to George
Seifert try to analyze yesterday's Panthers win over the 49ers.
State police have another mysterious death on their hands in the Culpeper
A body was found yesterday morning near Lignum.
State police haven't yet identified the victim.
A police source says it appears the person died in a brutal manner.
Just four months ago, Alicia Showalter Reynolds' body was discovered along
U-S 29 near Culpeper.
Authorities believe Reynolds stopped for a man who convinced her something
was wrong with her car.
State police aren't saying if there's a link between the two deaths.
An autopsy is planned Wednesday morning.
Telephone fraud has been around almost as long as the phone itself.
And these days almost anyone can fall victim-- even people trying to STOP
the scam artists.
Scott Prince explains.
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SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police; 1:05
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7.
IN Q=Good morning
((GOOD MORNING ROANOKE COUNTY SOLID WASTE. ))
Innocent enough, right?
A receptionist answers the phone... waiting to assist the person on the
But sometimes the people on the other end aren't who they say they are.
((BILL RAND/ROANOKE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES: YOU'LL GET AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL
CALL A BUSINESS AND SAY I'M WITH THE PHONE COMPANY-- AT&T, MCI, SPRINT,
WHATEVER IT IS-- AND WE'RE CHECKING THE LINE AND WE NEED YOU TO DO SOMETHING
FOR US TO HELP US. ))
OUT Q=help us
From there, the scam artist usually asks to be transferred to an outside
line... and for the receptionist to punch in a code number.
More often than not, the request is granted... and then that person has
access to make long distance... even international calls.
Worst of all the phone company, and long distance carriers are not at fault.
Therefore it's the victim who winds up footing the bill.
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If you think it can't happen to you, think again.
Even the Roanoke County Police Department has been on the receiving end of
Nearly a thousand dollars worth of fraudulent phone calls were made from
police telephone lines... so TAX PAYERS have ultimately paid the price.
IN Q=The more
((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: THE MORE PEOPLE KNOW THE WAY THAT PEOPLE
ARE DOING THIS, THE BAD GUYS ARE DOING THIS, THAT SOMEONE ELSE WON'T END UP
GETTING VICTIMIZED AND LOSING MONEY. JUST TRY AND PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO
SOMEONE ELSE. ))
OUT Q=someone else
Kincaid says ANYONE who has the ability to transfer a call to an outside
line can get scammed.
And right now the only real defense at this point is awareness.
Scott Prince, News 7.))
When the remnants of hurricane Fran blew through western Virginia, several
families in one Roanoke County neighborhood were left without drinking water.
The spring that had served them for more than 40 years was inundated with
Two weeks later, the residents have a temporary connection to county
water, but Joe Dashiell reports the situation remains mired in controversy.
IN Q=This week,
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SUPER=01-Bill Crouse/Roanoke Co. Resident; :15
SUPER=01-Lois Craighead/Roanoke Co. Resident; :37
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :57
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County
((The drilling equipment has been humming in Bill Crouse's front yard.
But at 535 feet, he was still waiting for water.
Nearby, a plastic pipe snakes from one house to another, bringing a
temporary connection to the county's water system.
SOT CROUSE 15:13:20
IN Q=We got up one morning
((BILL CROUSE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: WE GOT UP ONE MORNING, STARTED TO GET
BREAKFAST AND WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING BUT MUD IN OUR PIPES.))
OUT Q=mud in our pipes.
The neighborhood lost its spring fed- supply earlier this month as Fran
brought heavy rain to the area.
Residents believe the spring became a muddy mess when a sinkhole drained a
runoff retention pond at a development nearby.
But the developer, and county officials, dispute that theory.
SOT CRAIGHEAD 15:16:43
IN Q=The only thing we want
((LOIS CRAIGHEAD/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: THE ONLY THING WE WANT WOULD BE FOR THE
COUNTY TO COME RUN A WATER LINE WITHOUT CHARGING US SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICH
THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT'S BEEN SAID, IS EACH FAMILY WILL COST FROM FOUR TO SIX
OUT Q=six thousand dollars.
County officials say they've been responsive, setting up temporary
service, and offering permanent connections at a discount.
IN Q=It puts them at the top of the list
((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: IT PUTS THEM AT THE TOP OF THE LIST GETTING
THE WATER THERE QUICKLY. IT KEEPS THE COST DOWN BY DOING THE ENGINEERING
OURSELVES AND WE GIVE THEM TIME TO PAY FOR IT. THAT'S ABOUT THE BEST WE CAN DO.
OTHERWISE THEY'RE BEING SUBSIDIZED BY THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO USE THE WATER
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.))
OUT Q=throughout the county.
That argument doesn't satisfy the residents of Trevillian Road, and now
they plan to take their case to the county Board of Supervisors.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))
A Bedford County sheriff's deputy remains hospitalized after wrecking his
police cruiser last night.
Deputy Mark Dooley was responding to a call of shots fired when he lost
control of his car on Route 122 just outside the Bedford city limits.
State police say Dooley will "not" be charged in the accident since he was
responding to an emergency call.
Bedford authorities are checking into whether steering problems associated
with the type of car Dooley was driving may have contributed to the accident.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, Presidential candidate Bob Dole brings his
campaign to the Old Domionion,
and a large group of friends and former students gather today to remember Magna
Vista basketball coach Jim Young who died this weekend.
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METEOROLOGIST ROBIN REED AND MIKE STEVENS WITH SPORTS."))
Bob Dole tried to energize his campaign in Virginia today.
Dole campaigned alongside Senator John Warner in Springfield.
The polls show Warner out in front ...in his re-election bid.
But so far, there's no clear winner in the presidential race.
It's been more than 30 years since a democrat carried the state in a
20 points down in the polls, and 42 days to the election.
Mark Warner's pulling out all the stops -- and one of those is convincing
black voters he's NOT a millionaire-come-lately to their issues.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=04-Mark Warner Campaign Ad; 1:12 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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((THIS IS THE MAN FOR VIRGINIA RIGHT HERE. THERE'S TWO WARNERS. HERE'S NUMBER
Mark Warner says he's spent the summer courting black voters in churches and
on basketball courts, at picnics and on campuses.
He tells every student he can find at historically black Virginia Union
University he's for affirmative action, Head Start, student loans, and Motor
((MARK WARNER: BUT I GOTTA TELL YOU. ME TALKING UNTIL I'M BLUE IN THE FACE
ISN'T GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE UNLESS YOU ALL ARE WILLING TO GO OUT AND ACT.))
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: THE MINORITY VOTE FOR TOO LONG. HAS BEEN
THAT VOTE WHICH HAS BEEN THE BANE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. IN THE ABSENCE OF
THAT THERE IS NONE.))
So the main man to get Mark Warner some instant minority credibility is
((DOUG WILDER: I THINK MARK IS AT A POINT WHERE HE'S SAYING "WHAT ELSE CAN I
DO?" AND WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO BE DONE. HIS SPIRITS ARE HIGH. HE'S NOT PLEASED
WITH THE POLLS. BUT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN MAKE BELIEVERS OF PEOPLE WHO READ
THE POLLS IS TO GET OUT AND MOBILIZE.))
Wilder says the tragedy is that the Democratic grassroots network isn't
there to support even a candidate who's as wealthy as Mark Warner.
Two new ads rolled out this week -- one targeting rural Virginia.
nat sot CAMPAIGN AD
((SO WHEN MARK WARNER SPENT HIS TIME VISITING EVERY JURISDICTION IN THE
COMMONWEALTH, TALKING TO US ABOUT THE ISSUES, JOHN WARNER RESPONSE WAS QUOTE "I
CAN'T BE TRAVELING TO ALL THESE LITTLE REMOTE PLACES."))
((MARK WARNER: HOLD ON. WE'VE GOT A WILD 42 DAYS IN FRONT OF US.))
That's a lot of TV time.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))
The Commission on the Future of Southwest Virginia has released more than 30
recommendations to improve the region.
Congressman Rick Boucher set up the commission a year ago.
Some of its proposals will take constitutional amendments as well as money.
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: BUT I'M CONFIDENT THAT GIVEN THE BROAD
BASE OF SUPPORT THAT CAN BE ENLISTED ALL THROUGHOUT OUR REGION FOR THESE
RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE CAN SUCCEED BOTH AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND IN
OUT Q=and in congress.
The ninth congressional district stretches from western Roanoke County to
The commission's task is to identify common needs.
((CAROLE PRATT/ECONOMIC DEV. SUBCOMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: WHAT WE'RE GONNA SEE THAT'S
NEW IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH ONE ANOTHER AND FIND OUT WHAT WORKS BEST
IN GRAYSON COUNTY AND WHAT MIGHT BE APPLICABLE IN ROANOKE COUNTY. THESE KINDS
OF THINGS ARE GONNA BE THINGS THAT WE REALLY HAVEN'T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
REALLY EXCHANGE BEFORE ON THIS LEVEL. ))
SUPER=01-Carole Pratt/Economic Dev. Subcommittee Co-chair;
OUT Q=on this level.
Recommendations for economic development include business incubators and
regional farmers markets, and linking World Wide Web home pages.
The commission also suggests incentives to attract more doctors, and state
funding to assist distance learning.
The commission will spend the next year working to implement its goals.
Optimism over interest rates helped boost the stock market to a record high
The DOW ROSE six points to close at 58-hundred-95.
NASDAQ lost over eight points.
Husband, father teacher and neighbor are just a few of the ways Magna Vista's
first and only high school basketball coach will be remembered.
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Teresa Hamiltion was at Ridgeway Methodist Church this afternoon where Jim
Young was remembered.
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(Rollcue:less fortunate. )
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SUPER=01-Chad Ford/Former Student; :35
SUPER=01-Pario Lee Law/Magna Vista Teacher; :1:00
OUT Q=at Magna Vista.
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Coming up tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in from Charlotte with a look
at the Panthers dominating win over the 49ers.
We'll see what's up on the Tech and UVa football scenes,
Plus, Jeff Gordon take another step to his second straight Winston Cup title,
we'll hear from him and car owner Rick Hendrick right after this.
The Carolina Panthers surprised the NFL by whipping the 49ers 23-to-7
yesterday at Ericsson Stadium.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore were in Charlotte and have more on
the NFC West's surprising top cat.
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OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
The Virginia Tech Hokies have national TV date with Syracuse this Saturday at
3:30, but for the next 15 hours or so the students minds on the UVa game on
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00
Many students on campus have turned the area outside of the Tech ticket
office at Cassell Coliseum into a tent city.
Student ticket pickup for the game begins tomorrow morning, and many of these
folks have been camping out since early in the weekend.
The Virginia Cavaliers have put the Wake Forest romp to bed, and are now
working on a way to undercover 13th ranked Texas.
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The Cavs win over the Demon Deacons puts them at 3-and-0, their best start
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Virginia lost to Texas 17-to-16 on a last second 50 yard field goal last
And while revenge is the talk around Charlottesville, it is still a non
conference game early in the year.
IN Q="I just...
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...FOOTBALL GAME."
Steve will have more on UVa tonight at 10 on News 7 PrimeTime on WEFC.
A record crowd of 66 thousand fans was treated to another impressive
performance by Jeff Gordon and Rainbow Warriors race team yesterday.
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Gordon played follow the leader behind Bobby Hamilton for 332 laps yesterday,
but on lap 387 Gordon's pit crew gave him a great green flag stop and got him
out in front to stay.
Jeff kept the Dupont Chevy on the point for the final 112 circuits to win the
Hanes 500 and continue a streak of finishing no lower than third in all seven
of this year's short track events.
IN Q="Well, the short...
((JEFF GORDON/HANES 500 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Hanes 500 Winner; :00
OUT Q=...AN AWESOME JOB."
Gordon's win and Terry Labonte second place finish keeps the two Hendrick
Motorsports cars on top of the Winston Cup points standings with just 5 races
IN Q="Well, you know
((RICK HENDRICK/OWNER - HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS:))
SUPER=01-Rick Hendrick/Owner - Hendrick Motorsports; :00
OUT Q=...this year."
The Baltimore Orioles in the heat of a wildcard race have been cooled off by
the rain in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
SUPER=04-Baltimore, MD; :00
The Orioles and Brewers who have tried twice to get in their matchup finally
did so today.
In the first Rafael Palmiero got the Orioles started with this two-run shot
to right scoring Brady Anderson. Making
the score 2-1 Baltimore.
Right now the score is 7-all in the bottom of the ninth.
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To some Rockbridge County residents, the debate over building an airport
there is as controversial as having V-M-I go co-ed.
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Jean Jadhon says this fight has been going on for almost 20 years.
Keith tonight the Concerned Citizens Coalition will give its take on the
most recent study of the project,
which would mostly serve small, private aircraft.
Opponents say their beef isn't so much about building an airport, as it is
about using their tax dollars to help pay for it.
We'll have the story plus all the other news, sports and weather
Take Fullscreen Board
tonight on News 7 Prime Time--that's at the earlier time of 10pm on WEFC
Television--check your cable listings for the channel in your area--
and of course join us for News 7 at 11 here on WDBJ.
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