Coming up on News 7 at 11, the battle is about to begin.
Bill Clinton says he's rested and ready...
And Bob Dole says it aint over till it's over.
The presidential debates are less than 24 hours away.
And we'll tell you how you can help catch the person who gunned down a
News 7 at 11 is next.
Good evening, here's what's happening...
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They're rested and they say they're ready.
Bill Clinton and Bob Dole spent the day relaxing, and trying to lower
expectations of tomorrows debate.
The latest poll continues to show Mr. Clinton with a comfortable lead.
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And Virginia State troopers are looking for a suspect who shot and killed a
North Carolina Police officer.
We'll tell you how you can help them.
Those stories and it's going to be another chilly one, don't miss the
forecast... tonight at 11.
When the presidential debates begin tomorrow night, Bill Clinton will be
sitting on a comfortable lead.
An Associated Press poll says the president is ahead in enough states to
give him a decisive electoral college victory.
But as Rita Braver tells us, he is still approaching the debates with
IN Q=President Clinton
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SUPER=01-Rita Braver/Reporting; :52
OUT Q=Chautauqua, New York.
Bob Dole is back in Washington tonight after spending the day in Florida.
Dole flew back this evening after spending most of the day relaxing.
He spoke at the National Italian American Foundation Dinner tonight, where
he echoed the famous line of baseball legend Yogi Berra...
IN Q=but he also"
((BOB DOLE/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; BUT HE ALSO WAS THE FIRST PERSON
TO SAY IT AINT OVER TILL IT'S OVER... THAT WAS YOGI BERRA.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :
OUT Q="That was Yogi Bera"
Dole says he's ready for the debate, and doesn't have any big plans except
for trying to do a good job.
Israeli soldiers and palestinian police worked together to prevent violence
on the west bank today.
Soldiers and police officers dispursed crowds of palestinians in the streets
of Hebron, while a curfew was lifted to allow residents to buy food.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiatiors will meet on the border tomorrow to
resume peace talks.
Returing from a meeting with Egyptian leaders, PLO leader Yasser Arafat
called tomorrows meeting a new chance for peace.
IN Q=we had insisted for
((YASSER ARAFAT, PALESTINIAN LEADER; WE HAD INSISTED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
THE COMMITTMENTS, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WHAT HAD BEEN AGREED UPON, THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF WHAT HAD BEEN SIGNED, ADN WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR THE MOON.))
SUPER=01-Yasser Arafat/Palestinian Leader;
OUT Q="asking for the moon"
Israelis also pushed for peace in Jerusalem today... Thousands came out for
a rally in Zion Square.
A private plane trying to land at an entrance road to the Grand Canyon
National Park crashed today.
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All four people on board were killed.
A park spokeswoman says the victims were all from Europe.
The Cessna 172 took off from the National Park Airport about ten minutes
before the crash.
An F-A-A spokeswoman says the victims' bodies were burned when the craft
burst into flames.
The crash was the second fatal one in two months.
A pilot was killed in August when his plane crashed and burned in the
Police believe least 2 men were involved in a 21 year old Roanoke County
But only one faces a first degree murder charge.
Yesterday they arrested 76 year old Frank Helvestine the third and charged
him with a car bombing that killed a toddler in 1975.
They believe a second man was involved in the racially motivated bombing,
but he has since died.
They're not releasing his name.
IN Q=The bomb exploded
SUPER=01-Det. Rick Moorer/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.; :30
OUT Q=the 75 codes.
Moorer says the bomb was planted under a woman's car to send her a warning
about an interracial relationship.
The woman was not hurt in the blast.
Helvestine is in the Roanoke County Jail without bond.
He is expected to be arraigned next week.
His family declined an interview with News 7.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast,
A North Carolina Police officer was shot and killed this morning.
Virginia State Troopers are keeping an eye out for the possible suspect in
and some hairstylists put their clippers to work today to help out with medical
Kimberly in WX CENTER
It may be a good night to break out the hot chocolate and electric
We're expecting a repeat performance of the chilly air that came through
the region last night.
Scattered frost is also a possibility over the higher elevations.
Here are some of today's cool temperatures...
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A 23- year- old man was shot and killed and a teenager injured in Lynchburg
Police say it happened at the residence on 6-69 Leesville Road around 7:30.
The man was shot in the upper body, he died on the scene.
The 16- year- old male was shot in the abdomen.
He's in Lynchburg General Hospital.
His injury doesn't appear to be life threatening.
Police are not releasing either one of the male's identity.
They do say the two knew one another.
Virginia State Troopers are on the look out for a stolen pick- up truck that
may have some connection to the fatal shooting of a North Carolina Police
SUPER=03-Yadkin Co., NC;
30- year- old Gregory Martin was shot and killed early this morning in
Martin was apparently conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 77.
Members of the Jonesville Police asked for the public's help in an emotional
IN Q=We need your
((WE NEED YOUR HELP IN TRYING TO SOLVE THIS CRIME. SARGENT MARTIN...SARGENT
MARTIN WAS AN OUTSTANDING OFFICER AND IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN.))
OUT Q=at this time.
Police are looking for a red, 19-96 Dodge Ram truck that was stolen from
Princeton, West Virginia sometime this past week.
Breast cancer is one of the leading cancer killers among women.
Some folks at Tanglewood Mall tried to change that today by turning the mall
into a hair salon.
Regis Hairstyling sponsored "Clip For The Cure"-- a fundraiser for breast
Regis Salons launched the six annual "Clip For The Cure" today.
Money from each 10-dollar hair cut is donated to the Regis Foundation For
Breast Cancer Research.
IN Q=IT MADE A LOT
((TONDREA SINK/REGIS HAIRSTYLING: IT MADE A LOT MORE WOMEN AWARE OF BREAST
CANCER, MADE A LOT MORE WOMEN GO OUT FOR MAMMOGRAM. SO IT HELPED.))
SUPER=01-Tondrea Sink/Regis Hairstyling;
OUT Q=SO IT HELPED
Lewis Gale Medical Center provided information on breast cancer prevention
Doctors recommend women examine their breasts monthly.
If detected early, nine out of 10 women can survive.
Last year Regis raised more than a million dollars.
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The mystery is gone.
And Roanoke County Police officials say that is one of the goals of
sponsoring an open house.
The department's annual open house allows citizens to see the inner-
workings of the police station.
It also gives people a chance to make friends with officers no matter what
uniform they wear.
IN Q=NOBODY GOES INSIDE
((JOHN CEASE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: NOBODY GOES INSIDE THE BUILDING UNLESS
THEY'RE A CRIMINAL. VERY FEW PEOPLE WALK UP TO A POLICE OFFICER ON THE STREET.
SO THIS GIVES THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO WALK IN THE BUILDING, WALK IN EACH
ROOM, TO TALK WITH THE POLICE OFFICERS AND SEE WHAT THEY DO AND HOW THEY DO
SUPER=01-John Cease/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;
OUT Q=HOW THEY DO IT
Visitors had the opportunity to drive police cars.
S.W.A.T teams demonstrated some of their special talents.
But the K-9 officers are always the favorite attraction.
This is the third year the county's police department has opened its doors
to the public.
IN Q=WHAT DO YOU
((FREDDY THE FIRE TRUCK: WHAT DO YOU IF YOUR CLOTHES CATCH ON FIRE? ))
OUT Q=ON FIRE
"Freddy The Fire Truck" was a favorite of the children at the first annual
Fire Safety Day.
All State Insurance company helped the Roanoke County Fire Department
purchase Freddy in an effort to teach fire prevention to young people.
City firefighters joined in the educational effort by giving tours of the
Inside children learned what to do if their house is filled with smoke.
The day gave everyone the chance to get in the driver's seat of a fire
engine and there was even a real fire dog mugging for the camera.
All State and the county joined forces to give away 150 smoke detectors and
several fire extinguishers.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of fire prevention week.
Soft Music Under
Don't go away,
Two more houses went today for Habitat for Humanity.
And, we'll take you to Salem...where people were doing more than just
watching the Polo match.
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Members of Habitat for Humanity have turn two overgrown vacant lots into new
homes for low income families.
The Roanoke College habitat chapter spent the day getting the two houses
These two houses on Virginia Street are the second and third homes the
Roanoke College chapter has helped build.
Elizabeth Thompson says it's a relief to be moving her four children into a
IN Q=JUST HAVING
((ELIZABETH THOMPSON/HABITAT HOMEOWNER: JUST HAVING THIS HOME AND IT'S OURS ,
WE'RE PAYING FOR IT. IT'S ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THAN RENTING, KNOWING THIS IS
GOING TO BELONG TO US.))
((JEANIE DARBY/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE
SAFETY OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR YOUR RENT PAYMENT YOU'RE ABLE TO FOCUS ON OTHER
THINGS LIKE GETTING YOUR CHILDREN'S TEETH FIXED OR YOUR CAR FIXED OR SAVING A
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Thompson/Habitat HomeOwner; :00
SUPER=01-Jeanie Darby/Habitat For Humanity; :11
OUT Q=SAVING A BIT
Each Habitat homeowner has to spend hundreds of hours working on their own
home as well as others.
Habitat For Humanity helps people who normally couldn't buy a house.
There will be more space for recreation thanks to the Danville Salvation
The organization raised 500- thousand dollars to help build a gymnasium and
On Wednesday, the Salvation Army held a ground breaking to celebrate.
The new addition will be built next to the current facility on Henry Street.
Fundraising is still going on-- They need to raise more than 100- thousand
dollars to complete the project.
IN Q=I'm a
((CAPT. DOUGLAS GILMORE/DANVILLE SALVATION ARMY:I'M A PRODUCT OF THAT, THE
SALVATION ARMY'S INVOLVEMENT IN PEOPLE'S LIVES, OUR FAMILY WAS A VERY POOR
FAMILY IN WEST VIRGINIA, IT WAS THE SALVATION ARMY THAT CAME IN AND CLOTHED US
AFTER A FIRE, SUPPORTED THE FAMILY, AND TOOK AN INTEREST IN WHAT WE WERE DOING
AND HOW WE WERE GROWING AS YOUNG PEOPLE, AND THAT IS OUR GOAL HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Douglas Gilmore/Danville Salvation Army; :00
OUT Q=goal here.
The Salvation Army hopes to finish building the new gym and community center
complete by March.
The Roanoke Rush was back in action tonight at Victory Stadium, taking on
former West Virginia Mountaineer, Major Harris, and the Charleston Rockets, in
a game with playoff implications.
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Harris and the Rockets came in unbeaten, and had won the last four meetings
But the Rush jumped on top early. Darren Graham rolls out and finds
Anthony Drakeford for a 70 yard TD strike and Roanoke had a 6-zip lead.
West Virginia then mounted a drive. Harris hands to Steve Bailey who pounds
it in from the 2 and the PAT made it 7 to 6.
After Roanoke added a safety, Billy Pate took over. He takes the pill and
finds daylight down the right sideline into the endzone for a 43 yard score.
The Rush led it 14 to 7, and Roanoke wins it 54 to 27.
Georgia Tech snapped Virginia's four game winning streak beating the 12-th
ranked Cavaliers 13 to 7.
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The Yellow Jackets got on the board first. Dave Breaks boots this 53 yard
field goal and Georgia Tech led the game 3 to nothing.
The Yellow Jackets came right back in the second quarter. Joe Hamilton
rolls out on the option pitches to C.J. Williams he goes in from three yards
out to make it 10 to nothing Tech.
Virginia trailed 13 to nothing until late in the second quarter Tiki Barber
cuts back to score from the three yard line to make it 13 to 7 at the half.
It was a defensive battle in the second half Steve Fallen intercepts this
Georgia Tech pass giving the Cavaliers the ball at the U-V-A 30 yard line.
But Virginia was on the move but SUPER=36-Georgia
Tech/13/Virginia/7/;Aaron Brooks pass is intercepted in Yellow Jacket
territory and Georgia Tech beats 12-th ranked Virginia 13 to 7.
S-W & L
Randolph-Macon spoiled Washington and Lee's homecoming today beating the
Generals 21 to 10 in Lexington.
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The Generals tried to fire up the home crowd before kickoff.
There was plenty to cheer about after a Macon fumble. Brooks Fischer calls
his own number, tucking the ball in and scoring on the 17 yard scamper for a
7-nothing General lead.
Frank Miriello's club mounted another drive in the second quarter, but had
to settle for this 26 yard field goal from Matt Holbrook. 10-zip W&L.
Macon got on the board with under a minute to go in the half. Mike Klazas
just crosses the plane to make it a SUPER=36-Randolph-Macon/21/Washington &
10-7 spread at the half, and Randolph-Macon wins it 21 to 10.
N.C. State picked up its first win of the season beating Maryland 34 to 8.
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And the Wolfpack got off to a good start in the first quarter capping a 68
yard drive when Carlos King scores from the one to make it 7 to nothing.
State led 10 to 7 on a field goal then Jose Mariono rolls out and hits
Jimmy Grissett on the 22 yard touchdown pass and State took a 17 to nothing
lead in the third quarter.
The Wolfpack scored again in the SUPER=36-N.C.
State/34/Maryland/8/;third this time Mariono hits Tory Hall on this 44 yard
touchdown pass State led 24 to nothing and N.C. State wins it 34 to 8.
Top Ranked Florida had an easy time today beating Arkansas 42 to 7.
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Steve Spurrier pacing the sideline as his quarterback Danny Wuerffel goes to
In the second quarter, Wuerffel goes to the air and hits Reidel Anthony on
this 23 yard touchdown pass his second of the day Florida led 21 to 7.
Weurffel hooked up with Anthony SUPER=36-Florida/42/Arkansas/7/;again in
the second quarter this time its on a 6 yard touchdown strike and the Gators
beat Arkansas 42 to 7.
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In Morgantown, Chad Johnston threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns as the
Mountaineers beat Boston College.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
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SUPER=0101-/Ferrum/6/j/Newport News/7////W & L/10/j/Rand.-Macon/21///;
SUPER=0101-/Millsaps/7/j/Emory & Henry/24////New Hampshire/7/j/William &
SUPER=0101-/Clemson///Florida St.#2////j/North Carolina#15/45//Wake
SUPER=0101-j/N.C. State/34//Maryland/8////Boston College/17//West
SUPER=0101-j/Florida#1/42//Arkansas/7///j/Ohio State#3/38//Penn State#4/7///;
SUPER=0101-/Arizona State#5/14//Boise State/7/1//j/Nebraska#7/39//Kansas
SUPER=0101-j/Central St./24//Norfolk St./14///j/Wyoming#25/45//San Jose
SUPER=0101-/Hampton/58/j/Florida A & M/59//OT/j/Elizabeth City/14//Va.
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, The defending champion Atlanta Braves advance to the National
League Championship Series.
And the Orioles and Yankees will battle in the American League series which
begins on Tuesday.
Roberto Alomar homered in the 12-th inning to lift the Orioles over
Cleveland 4 to 3 sending the O's to the American League Championship game.
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The Orioles used the long ball to get the early lead. Rafael Palmeria gets
all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a 1 to nothing lead.
Then outfielder Bobby Bonilla hit a solo homer in the same inning this
shot over the right centerfield wall and the Orioles led the Indians by a score
of 2 to nothing.
The Indians tied the score in the fourth inning. Sandy Alomar singles
scoring Julio Franco and Manny Ramirez and the game was locked at 2 to 2.
Cleveland took the lead in the fifth Omar Vizquel singles scoring a run
the Indians led 3 to 2 but the game went extra innings.
Then in the 12-th Alomar gets all SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/Cleveland/3/;of
this pitch for a homer after tieing the game in the ninth and the Orioles beat
the Indians 4 to 3 in 12.
IN Q="I hit the
((ROBERTO ALOMAR/GAME WINNING HOMER: ))
SUPER=01-Roberto Alomar/Game Winning Homer; :
OUT Q=.....of the park."
The Orioles will face New York in the championship the Yankees beat Texas
6 to 4.
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The Rangers scored two runs in the second. Ivan Rodriguez hits a line
drive to left centerfield scoring Mark McLemore from second to make it 2 to
Then in the third Juan Gonzalez continues to dominate Yankee pitcher. He
belts this solo homer over the left field wall, his fifth in the series, and
the Rangers took the 3 to nothing lead.
Texas added another run in the third. McLemore hits a shot up the middle
scoring Dean Palmer and the Rangers jumped out to the 4 to nothing lead.
The Yankees got three of the runs back in the fourth. Mariano Duncan
SUPER=35-New York/6/Texas/4/;hits a line drive to centerfield scoring a
runner from second to make it 4 to 2 and New York wins it 6 to 4.
The Braves advanced to the National League championship with a 5 to 2 win
over the Dodgers.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SPORTS; :
Ted Turner and Jane Fonda having lunch at the ball park.
In the first, Fred McGriff hits a double to right field Chipper Jones
rounds the bases to score and the Braves took the 1 to nothing lead.
Then in the fourth, Jones sends SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/Los Angeles/2/;this
ball over the right centerfield wall for a two run homer the Braves led 5 to
nothing and Atlanta completes the sweep with the 5 to 2 win.
The Cardinals went to San Diego leading the Padres 2 games to none in the
best of seven playoff series.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/NBC SPORTS; :
The Cardinals scored three runs in the sixth Ron Gant sends this shot
over the left field wall for a solo homer and the game was tied 4 to 4.
St. Louis scored in the seventh and Cardinals go on to win the game 7 to 5
and advance to the championship against Atlanta.
The nip in the air and the splash of color on the mountains are signs that
it's polo season at Green Hill Park.
Hundreds came out to experience The Annual Roanoke Symphony Polo Cup.
IN Q=there they come
((THERE THEY COME.))
OUT Q=THERE THEY COME
Professional polo players from all over the world made up the teams vying
for the ninth annual cup.
But the spectacle on the field had a hard time keeping up with the party on
Many seemed more interested in striking a pose than watching the
And what party would be complete without drink and salmon on the grill.
IN Q=THIS IS IT
((MIKE DUVAL: THIS IS IT. YOU GOT THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACK ROUND, BEAUTIFUL
POLO FIELD. EVERYBODY HAVING FUN AND I LOVE IT.))
OUT Q=I LOVE IT
The Polo Cup is a good chance for people to get together and not take
themselves too seriously.
And it's also for a good cause.
The proceeds benefit the Roanoke Symphony.