Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX,
Gunfire in two area cities killed two people over the weekend.
And if you pick your candidate during tonight's presidential debate, but
you're not registered to vote... you'd better move fast.
In sports, Terry Labonte wins at Charlotte and tightens the points race with
his teammate Jeff Gordon.
And Steve Mason was out this morning as the Roanoke Express opened its
training camp at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Unseasonably cold weather continues--
And along with the cool temperatures will be some tropical moisture by mid-
The complete forecast is on the way.
Both President Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole are now in
That's where the two will take part in their first debate.
This comes on the eve of the voter registration deadline.
FROM TAPE 94-87(10/11/94) OR 95-74
If tonight's debate helps you chose your presidential candidate you had
better make sure you're eligible to vote.
You have until tomorrow at 5 p-m to register for the privilege.
The locations for voter registrar offices are listed in the government
section of your phone book.
One of the choices for President on your ballot will be Harry Browne.
He's the Libertarian Party candidate.
Meet Jo Jorgensen -- Libertarian candidate for Vice-President.
In her first campaign stop in Virginia last week, Jorgensen pushed her
party's response to the Dole-Kemp tax cut.
IN Q=The Libertarian
((THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY, HOWEVER, HARRY BROWNE IS GOING AROUND THE COUNTRY
ASKING PEOPLE "WOULD YOU GIVE UP YOUR FAVORITE FEDERAL PROGRAM IN RETURN FOR
NEVER HAVING TO PAY AN INCOME TAX AGAIN? IN RETURN FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND
GRANDCHILDREN NEVER HAVING TO PAY AN INCOME TAX AGAIN? WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
EACH FAMILY GETTING TO KEEP AN EXTRA EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR OF MONEY
THAT THEY WORKED SO HARD TO EARN.))
SUPER=01-Jo Jorgensen/Libertarian V.P. Candidate;
OUT Q=to earn.
The Libertarians have a soft spot in their hearts for Virginia.
It was a Virginia Republican delegate who in 1972 broke ranks with his party
to give the Libertarian ticket its only electoral college vote in American
Danville police are searching for a man they believe is responsible for a
fatal shooting last night.
Investigators say 23-year-old John Anthony Mitchell of Danville was shot in
The shooting happened around 10-thirty in the 13-hundred block of North Main
Mitchell died about an hour later at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police say they don't have any information about the suspect's identity.
A Charlotte man shot a teen last night in Lynchburg before turning the gun
16- year- old James Spradlin, who's also from Charlotte, was visiting some
relatives on 6-69 Leesville Road.
23- year- old Stephen Carpenter went to the house last night and asked
Spradlin to go riding with him.
We he refused, Carpenter pulled out a 9- millimeter pistol and shot
Carpenter then shot and killed himself.
Spradlin was treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
In Danville, three people died in a head on collision.
Police say 51-year-old Robert Millner of Danville was driving south on West
Main when he lost control of his car.
Millner apparently crossed into the northbound lane and struck a Chevrolet
Millner, his two passengers, 23-year-old Christy Ann Mims of Blairs and
23-year-old Lanny Joseph Williams of North Carolina, all died at the scene.
The accident happened around midnight.
The driver of the Blazer, Edward Carter of Danville, is in serious condition
at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
There were two fatal vehicle accidents in Rockbridge County this morning.
One ended in a fiery crash.
16- year- old Christopher Warren Campbell of Fairfield skidded his pick-up
off route 6-oh-8.
He hit severals tree which ignited the truck.
It around 4- 30.
A Buena Vista woman also died after hitting a tree.
27-year-old Leigh Ann Strong was driving down route 60 when her car skidded
off the leftside of the road.
That accident happened around 2:15.
Strong died at the scene.
Anti-abortion activists lined the streets of Roanoke this afternoon in hopes
politicians would take notice during this election year.
The annual demonstration takes place on the corner of Williamson Road and
Protesters hope passing motorist hear their silent message.
They say many ignore the demonstration, but they believe the information
they're passing along will help save a life.
IN Q=SOME PEOPLE HAVE
((CATHY CALDWELL/ANTI-ABORTION ACTIVIST: SOME PEOPLE HAVE SIGNS THAT SAY
"JESUS FORGIVES AND HEALS." PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT. PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD
ABORTIONS AND FEEL GUILTY RO THIS SIGN, "ADOPTION IS A LOVING OPTION."))
SUPER=01-Cathy Caldwell/Anti-Abortion Activist;
OUT Q=A LOVING OPTION
The Roanoke chapter of the Virginia Society for Human Life and many area
churches participated in the "Life Chain."
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast,
Bedford County is expanding its middle school's athletic program.
and a planned greenway is bringing mixed reaction from Roanoke County
IN Q=It's the valley
((IT'S THE VALLEY'S FIRST GREENWAY. IT PROVIDES A LOT OF HISTORY ABOUT OUR
OUT Q=our region.
But some residents aren't convinced its a good idea.
We'll hear from some of them next.
(ad lib to Kim)
Kimberly in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
((This is News 7 at 6, with Eric Earnhart, Kimberly McBroom and Roy Stanley
While plans for the Roanoke Valley's first greenway are coming together,
residents of one Roanoke County neighborhood are wondering how their lives will
Last week, architects unveiled detailed drawings of the Hanging Rock
The first phase of the greenway will follow an old rail bed, running near
homes and private property.
And some residents say they're worried about the extra traffic the trail
IN Q=A trail should be in the woods
((BARRY FRANCISCO/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: A TRAIL SHOULD BE IN THE WOODS. IN THE
COUNTRY. TO ME THIS IS LIKE A BACKYARD. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Francisco/Roanoke Co. Resident;
OUT Q=this is like a backyard.
Members of the foundation pushing the project acknowledge neighborhood
But they are soliciting residents' ideas and say they hope the final plan
will relieve many of their fears.
IN Q=Nothing's in stone
((DAVE ROBBINS/TRAIL FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: NOTHING'S IN STONE. A LOT OF THIS IS
COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND THEY CAN BE CHANGED JUST THAT QUICKLY. SO WE WANT CITIZEN
INPUT. IF IT CAN BE IMPROVED, I'M SURE SOME CITIZENS WILL HAVE SOME CONCERNS,
BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN ALLAY THEIR FEARS AND WORK FOR A WIN- WIN BOTH FOR THE
COUNTY, THE CITY OF SALEM, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, AND THE RESIDENTS ALONG THE
SUPER=01-Dave Robbins/Trail Foundation President;
OUT Q=along the trail.
More than 500 - thousand dollars of federal funds are earmarked for the
The foundation will take its plans to the Roanoke County Supervisors and
Salem City Council in the next few weeks.
A joint venture in Bedford County is creating more opportunities for middle
The county parks and recreation department and the school system have joined
forces to bring football to middle schools.
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=The B-Team is
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jan Burnette/Lacy's Mom; :06
SUPER=01-Andy Dooley/Bedford Co. Recreation Dept.; :28
SUPER=01-Ronnie Turner/Staunton River Athletic Dir.; :36
OUT Q=News 7
((The B-Team is for football players like Lacy Burnette.
SOT TAPE 2 16:55:32
IN Q=he just turned
((JAN BURNETTE/PARENT: HE JUST TURNED 13 AND HE'S 200 POUNDS SO THERE'S NO WAY
HE COULD PLAY REC-SPORTS. SO WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE THIS PROGRAM AND IT'S A GOOD
BUILDING PROGRAM FOR STAUNTON RIVER TOO.))
OUT Q=STAUNTON RIVER TOO
SOT TAPE 2 17:10:32
IN Q=WHERE'S THE
((WHERE'S THE BALL GOING.))
This is the first year for the B-Team program.
But the county rec department and high school athletic departments have been
studying the idea for several years.
SOT TAPE 1 11:46:38
IN Q=we'd had some
((ANDY DOOLEY/BEDFORD CO. RECREATION DEPT.: WE'D HAD SOME REQUESTS TO EVEN
DROP OUR WEIGHT LIMITS AND JUST PLAY STRICTLY AGE. WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT
THAT BECAUSE OF THE SAFETY.))
OUT Q=OF THE SAFETY
SOT TAPE 2 16:49:26
IN Q=WE WOULD NORMALLY
((RONNIE TURNER/STAUNTON RIVER ATHLETIC DIR.: WE WOULD NORMALLY LOSE A LOT OF
EIGHTH GRADE KIDS WHO WOULD NOT STICK IT OUT FOR J-V. THESE KIDS NOW WILL GET
THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY ON THE B-TEAM. ALSO THE SEVENTH GRADERS WHO ARE TOO
BIG TO PLAY REC-BALL WILL NOW BE ALLOWED TO PLAY.))
OUT Q=ALLOWED TO PLAY
Since this program is run through the rec department and not the Virginia
High School League younger players are eligible for the team.
This has filled a void for 12 and 13 year old athletes.
SOT tape 2 16:56:18
IN Q=HE'S ABLE TO
((JAN BURNETTE/PARENT: HE'S ABLE TO PLAY ALL THE TIME ON THIS TEAM. WHERE AS
IF HE WERE ON J-V HE WOULD PROBABLY BE IN SOME BUT NOT ALL THE PLAYS.))
OUT Q=ALL THE PLAYS
SOT TAPE 2 17:23:51
IN Q=GOTTA GO
((GOTTA GO WILL! GOTTA GO!))
OUT Q=GOTTA GO
The schools provide the coaches and the rec department supplies the
They say together they're creating an opportunity for players like Lacy
Burnette to become better athletes.
Denise Allen News 7. ))
When parents, health professionals, and educators gathered for a parenting
seminar last week, they were continuing a tradition that began 45 years ago.
And while the audience may have changed over the years, the interest in
parenting education is as strong as ever.
IN Q=I think it's pretty amazing
((I THINK IT'S PRETTY AMAZING. BUT I THINK IT SPEAKS VERY WELL TO THE
PROFESSIONALS AND TO THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION'S PRESENCE IN THE VALLEY,
AND WHAT WE VIEW IS IMPORTANT.))
SUPER=01-Ann Hutton/Mental Health Assoc. President;
OUT Q=what we view is important.
Almost two hundred people turned out for the annual parent child seminar,
organized by the Mental Health Association of Roanoke Valley.
As the program approaches the half- century mark, organizers say their
audience is evolving.
IN Q=Still primarily
((ANN HUTTON/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: STILL PRIMARILY I THINK WE
SEE A LOT MORE MOTHERS ATTENDING THESE SESSIONS, BUT THIS YEAR ESPECIALLY,
THERE ARE SEVERAL FATHERS. WE ARE VERY PROUD, VERY HAPPY THAT THE FATHERS FEEL
THAT IT IS OKAY TO COME TO A PARENTING SEMINAR.))
OUT Q=a parenting seminar.
This year's conference was underwritten by the Lewis Gale Medical Center for
When News 7 continues...
Roy will bring us up to date on N- F- L scores.
And a Martinsville company really scored big with a company that makes
But first let's see how some local stocks did for the week.
A Martinsville apparel maker has accelerated its efforts to make customers
out of auto racing fans, and the war on bugs could mean big bucks for a
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Week; :07
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/June 1996; :59
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Crest Uniform of Salem has been purchased by Aramark Incorporated for an
No immediate changes are planned for its 400 workers.
Tultex has revved up its efforts to enter the lucrative market for racing
The Martinsville company now has a majority stake in a new company called
Service sector growth and college kids returning to school helped drive down
unemployment rates in August.
Roanoke registered a two- point- six- percent rate, Lynchburg came in at
three- point- three- percent.
A change at the top for a locally run department store chain.
The president of Heironimus is leaving to run the U-S operations of a German
Bassett Furniture has settled a lawsuit in which it was accused of copying a
The Southside manufacturer has agreed to cease production of a furniture
line that resembles something produced by Thomasville of North Carolina.
Dominion BioSciences of Blacksburg will team up with a Great Britain firm to
commercially market Ecologix, an insecticide that acts as a birth control pill
on cockroaches and other pests.
Ecologix was discovered by a research scientist at Virginia Tech.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial rose
nearly 120 points, closing in on the 6000 mark...Nasdaq was up about 18 points.
And coming up, Steve Mason will have a report on the first day of the
Roanoke Express training camp scores and highlights from the N-F-L.
And we'll check in from the Charlotte Motor Speedway the site of today's
Winston Cup race.
Terry Labonte won his first race at Charlotte today the U-A-W GM 500 and he
closed in on his teammate Jeff Gordon in the Points race.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/WTBS; :
The entire field was running strong early in the race and Ricky Craven was
the leader on lap 29.
After crashing his car in practice yesterday, Dale Earnhardt started at the
back of the pack but he moved to second place at one time in the race.
Points leader Jeff Gordon was running fourth but he was having an
overheating problem and had to take his car to the pits.
But the dominate car belonged to Terry Labonte. He led on lap 58 after
passing Craven and he was the leader on lap 161 of the race.
Then an ugly crash on lap 210. Ernie Irvan gets lose coming off of turn 2
he backs into the wall and then slides down the track and gets hit on the
outside spinning him around at the bottom of the track where he is hit again by
John Andretti. Irvan was taken to the hospital for observation and Andretti and
Robbie Gordan walked away from the crash.
And on lap 300 of the race South Boston's Jeff Burton was the leader but he
had to pit for tires and gas.
Labonte moved to the front and he would cruise taking the checkered flag
for the victory his second of the season and he moved to within one point of
Gordon in points.
IN Q="The race...
((TERRY LABONTE/UAW-GM 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/UAW-GM 500 Winner; :00
OUT Q=....with the bad."
Mark Martin was second followed by Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin and Ricky
Craven. Ward Burton finished seventh.
After winning four in a row, The Carolina Panthers lost their second in a
row today Minnesota pulling out the 14 to 12 win.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :
Warren Moon didn't look like a quarterback playing with two sore ankles.
On this play he rolls out and hooks up with Cris Carter on the 6 yard touchdown
pass to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
Then in the third. Moon goes to the air again and he finds Carter in the
end zone on the three yard touchdown pass and the Vikings took the 14 to
The Panthers got on the board in SUPER=30-Minnesota/14/Carolina/12/;the
third Anthony Johnson scores up the middle from the four but the Vikings hold
off the Panthers 14 to 12.
Former Virginia Tech wide receiver Antonio Freeman caught two touchdown
passes this afternoon as Green Bay beat Chicago 37 to 6.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :
The Packers got on the board in the second Quarter Brett Favre goes up top
and hits Robert Brooks on the 18 yard touchdown strike 7 to nothing Packers.
Chicago added a field goal but Favre is on target again. This time he
goes over the middle and hits tight end Keith Jackson on the 2 yard touchdown
pass to make it 14 to 3.
Then Favre threw his third touchdown of the Day. Freeman goes up
SUPER=30-Green Bay/37/Chicago/6/;in a crowd and brings it down for the 50
yard touchdown and the Packers beat the Bears 37 to 6.
Seattle upsets Miami this afternoon Detroit, Oakland and New England also
For those and all of the scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/37//Chicago/6///j/New England/46//Baltimore/38///;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/17//Denver/7/3///San Francisco/21//St. Louis/0/3//;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
GRAPHIC=Express Training camp
The Roanoke Express season officially faced off this morning with the
first day of training camp.
And Steve Mason says the themes surrounding this camp deal with both the
young and old.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :27
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :36
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; 1:04
SUPER=01-Bob Brown/Acquired from Calgary; 1:26
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((Perhaps the most excitement on the ice since The Express began. Blame some
of that on Roanoke's new affiliation with NHL Calgary Flames.
Dave Stuart and Michael Smith lead the pack of 4 returning defenseman, Duane
Harmer and Tim Hanley are also back.
And with 2 time ECHL playoff MVP Dave gagnon in net, early indications point
to another strong defensive team.
Lots of new faces as well...and young. Left winger Jeff Cowan turned 20
Cowan and Bob Brown are the 2 players sent to Roanoke from Calgary's 50 man
The Express's average size is over six feet and about 195 pounds, arguably
the biggest the team's ever been.
Matt O'dette stands 6'5 and goes 220.
Stuart pumped iron most of the summer to add 15 pounds of muscle. It's early,
only the first day of camp, but a workaholic coach likes what he sees.