News 7 at Eleven is next-
Tropical Storm Josephine is pounding the Florida coast at this hour. We'll
have a report.
More work and maybe more workers coming to Norfolk Southern-
The job involves engine repairs.
Plus two big country stars tie the knot.
News 7 is next.
Florida's Gulf Coast is getting pounded with heavy winds and high surf-
from Tropical Storm Josephine.
The center of the storm could hit the Big Bend area of Florida's West Coast
by about midnight.
High water from the storm is already causing problems on the east coast in
Two missing high school cheerleaders were found murdered this morning- in a
small town south of Syracuse.
The two 16 year old girls disappeared during a sleep over last Thursday
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Tropical Storm Josephine is now lashing Florida's Gulf Coast with 70-mile
an hour winds and high surf.
The storm has already spawned tornadoes and dumped up to five inches
of rain across the state.
(AH-lean Sir-gahnee) Aleen Sirgany has more from Florida.
SUPER=03-Naples, FL; quick!
SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;
OUT Q=Perry, Florida."
((Tropical Storm Josephine lashed the Florida panhandle with 70 mile an hour
As the storm approached the tallahassee area, officials ordered the evacuation
of beaches and barrier islands.
Forecasters say Josephine could dump up to five inches of rain on the area.
That follows an already wet weekend in Florida.
Josephine's wrath was felt early.
a morning tornado in Naples, Florida blew out windows of the police station and
a local car dealer.
Meanwhile to the east, flooding was the problem. Some Jacksonville streets
And on the Atlantic ocean, stormy seas drove a disabled fishing trawler
The two crew members jumped for safety.
Forecasters say Josephine probably wont reach hurricane strength.
and the storm is expected to lose strength as she passes over Georgia and
heads up the east coast.
Aleen Sirgany for CBS News, Perry Florida.))
Thirty-one people were hurt, five seriously, when two car bombs exploded in
Northern Ireland today.
SUPER=03-Lisburn, N. Ireland;
The bombs went off inside the British Army headquarters- the first in a
barracks parking lot- the second 20 minutes later near a medical building.
Sources say the timing was intended to ambush victims from the first bomb.
IN Q=I think what
((JOHN MAJOR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: I THINK WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS BARBARIC.
TO HAVE PLACED A BOMB WITHOUT WARNING TO KILL OR MAME INNOCENT MEN AND WOMEN.))
SUPER=01-John Major/British Prime Minister;
OUT Q=innocent men and women."
No one's taken responsibility for the explosions, but some are blaming
the Irish Republican Army.
Police found the bodies of two missing high school cheerleaders- murdered in
a small town just south of Syracuse, New York.
Jennifer (BOWL-duck) Bolduc and Sarah (HAJ-I-KNEE) Hajney had been
missing since a sleepover Thursday night at the Hajney house.
The news today shocked the small community-
((OH... HOLDING HAND TO MOUTH. THAT'S TERRIBLE IT'S SUCH A SAD THING.))
((EVERYONE JUST STARTING CRYING IMMEDIATELY. ALL THE TEACHERS WERE TELLING THE
KIDS TO RELAX. THEY ALL WENT TO THE AUDITORIUM TO GET COUNSELED. IT'S JUST
OUT Q=it's just really sad."
Police are still searching for more evidence and a suspect and motive.
Michael Obremski now faces another 45 years in prison for making threatening,
obscene phone calls to young girls in Roanoke.
This morning, he pleaded guilty to six counts of threatening to abduct and
molest young girls over the telephone.
Obremski got their names from the newspaper. Investigators testified they
found a list of 450 names when they searched his apartment.
The commonwealth's attorney says she considers this a violent crime, and
will ask for substantial prison time.
IN Q=we feel that it's
((BETTY JO ANTHONY, DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE FEEL THAT IT'S WARRANTED
IN THIS CASE. THE LIVES OF THESE LITTLE GIRLS, SOMETIMES AS YOUNG AS 9 YEARS
OLD, WERE VERY ADVERSELY AFFECTED, IT'S A VIOLENT CRIME IN TERMS OF INTERFERING
WITH THEIR LIVES.))
SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=with their lives
Obremski will be sentenced in November.
He's already been sentenced to 15 years in prison for similar charges in
Roanoke County and he faces indictments in Botetourt County.
Second degree murder charges have now been filed for last Monday's deadly
high speed chase in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Week;
This was the scene one week ago-
Authorities say 18-year old TIMMY Stocks is mostly to blame.
Police say Stocks was in a stolen car- They clocked him at about 90 miles an
After that a chase ensued down Route 220 near Gala.
Officials stopped their pursuit after six minutes fearing other motorists
would be hurt.
But authorities say the 18-year old kept going... and rammed into 2 other
29-year old Timothy Mays was killed in the crash.
If convicted on all of the charges against him... Stocks could face more
than 45-years in prison.
IN Q=He's charged
((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE'S CHARGED WITH
SECOND DEGREE MURDER, FELONY ELUDING A POLICE OFFICER, RECKLESS DRIVING AND
DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
OUT Q=a license
Stocks' had one passenger in the stolen vehicle- 21-year old Johnny Hayes.
HE's been charged with grand larceny.
Both men are in the Botetourt County Jail, awaiting a bond hearing.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on our newscast, Norfolk Southern says its cut in Tennessee
will bring more work to the Valley,
and two local companies are recognized for their efforts to protect the
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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Virginia law requires the state's 35 public health directors be licensed to
practice medicine in the Commonwealth.
Doctor Tom Coleman oversees Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick Counties.
But He's NOT licensed in Virginia -- and has NOT been for eight months.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=He's licensed
SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Coleman/Southside Health Director; :07
SUPER=01-Dr. Randy Gordon/Va. Health Commissioner; :35
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Halifax.
He's licensed in North Carolina, but he did NOT apply for his Virginia
license until ten days ago.
((DR. TOM COLEMAN/SOUTHSIDE HEALTH DIRECTOR: IT'S IN ALL HONESTY ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT WAS PUT ON THE TO-DO LIST...IT WAS JUST SOMETHING THAT I FAILED TO
DO ... PERMANENT EMPLOYEE.))
Sounds innocent enough.
But when Allen- appointed health commissioner Randy Gordon says he found
out, on the same day Coleman filed for his license, he put Farmville's director
in charge of Coleman's district.
((RANDY GORDON/VA. HEALTH COMMISSIONER: DR. COLEMAN HAS BROUGHT LEADERSHIP...
PAY HIM FOR THE LEADERSHIP, AND THE MANAGEMENT, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE
That pay is an annual salary of over 93- thousand dollars a year.
So the non- leadership, strictly doctoring functions are being performed by
other doctors, who are paid on a contract to cover for Coleman.
((THE LAW IN VIRGINIA'S NOT BEING FOLLOWED. THE LAW IS VERY, VERY CLEAR,
UNEQUIVOCAL, IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS...I DON'T KNOW.))
((DR. COLEMAN: I CAN... COVERTLY I'VE DECEIVED ANYBODY.))
((DR. COLEMAN'S LICENSE IN NORTH CAROLINA HAS NEVER BEEN SUSPENDED, REVOKED, OR
PLACED ON A PROBATIONARY STATUS. SO PRESUMABLY, VIRGINIA'S BOARD OF MEDICINE
WILL GRANT HIM A LICENSE IN A MATTER OF MONTHS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7,
Two companies from our area have won awards for their pollution prevention
Len Besthoff explains.
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00
SUPER=01-Phillip Essig/Ronile Executive VP; :19
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Ronile Incorporated of Rocky Mount is the largest supplier of multi-
colored yarns for the U-S carpet industry.
It now reuses almost 80- percent of the dyes it used to discharge out of its
plant...and it has received the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for
the small manufacturer category.
IN Q=Our ultimate
((PHILLIP ESSIG/RONILE EXECUTIVE VP: OUR ULTIMATE GOAL WITH THE DYE WASTE IS
TO GET TO 100- PERCENT RE-USE SO THAT WE'RE NOT DISCHARGING ANY DYE EITHER TO
OUR TREATMENT PLANT OR TO THE ENVIRONMENT. ))
OUT Q=the environment.
Ronile does this by combining all the waste dyes, and then analyzing them
with a light sensitive computer device.
IN Q=When we read
((ESSIG: WHEN WE READ IT WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S IN THERE. WE CAN THEN TAKE
THAT, KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT'S IN THERE, WE CAN RE-USE THAT BY ADDING FRESH DYE,
FRESH RED, FRESH YELLOW TO THAT, AND COME UP WITH ALMOST ANY COLOR THAT WE'RE
DYING IN OUR REGULAR OPERATIONS.))
OUT Q=regular operations.
Initial research into this program was costly, but it's now saving Ronile
80- grand- a- year.
The company has offered to provide this dye waste technology to other
manufacturers free of charge.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
The G-E Drive Systems plant in Salem was also recognized.
It converted its liquid painting systems to powder coating.
That resulted in lower emissions, water consumption, and hazardous waste.
As far as Norfolk Southern is concerned, Chattanooga won't be working on
choo- choos for long.
N-S will transfer its locomotive overhaul operations there to a similar
facility it has at its East End Shops in Roanoke.
About 60 people worked at the Chattanooga shop.
IN Q=The persons
((BOB AUMAN/NORFOLK SOUTHERN SPOKESMAN: THE PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED IN
CHATTANOOGA WILL BE OFFERED WORK EITHER HERE OR ELSEWHERE WITHIN NORFOLK
OUT Q=Norfolk Southern.
One thing is for sure.
Even if the workers don't move from Chattanooga, the work will.
Right now N-S has about 160 people doing long term locomotive repairs in
Today was the final day to register to vote in the November election.
Steve Smallshaw reports last night's presidential debate and the new motor
voter law has sent hundreds of last- minute applicants to their local
SUPER=01-Carol Read/Lynchburg Voter Registrar; :15
SUPER=01-Megan Gregores/Applicant; :59
SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Republican Party Chairman; 1:08
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
((natsot 00:14:00 (phone rings)
((REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, HOW MAY I HELP YOU?))
It's been a tough week to be a voter registrar.
Even after signing up more than 600 would- be voters in the last four days,
Lynchburg's registrar's office was still deluged by last minute applicants.
IN Q=We've been preparing
((CAROL READ/LYNCHBURG VOTER REGISTRAR: WE'VE BEEN PREPARING BUT THERE'S NO
REAL PREPARING FOR IT ONCE IT STARTS. I FOUND ONE OF MY STAFF STANDING IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR AND SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WAS SHE WAS GOING AND IT WAS ONLY
A QUARTER TO ELEVEN.))
OUT Q=quarter to 11.
Part of the confusion stems from the new motor-voter law which has left some
area registrar's offices "drowning in paperwork".
Applying by mail has cut down on the lines at City Hall, but verifying
information on the forms can be time- consuming.
IN Q=If it gets
((READ: IF IT GETS THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE POLLS.. YOU CAN REGISTER, BUT IF YOU
DON'T VOTE THEN I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S WORTH IT.))
OUT Q=worth it.
The Republicans would say it is.
Even after Governor George Allen fought hard against motor-voter, his own
party is using the law to its advantage... signing up people at their local
IN Q=Is this easier
((REPORTER: IS THIS EASIER FOR YOU THAN HAVING TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN TO DO
IT? MEGAN GREGORES/APPLICANT: YES, SIR, DEFINITELY. IT'S ALSO, I WAS AT THE
DENTIST RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD AND CAME RIGHT DOWN HERE.))
OUT Q=right down here.
IN Q=It makes it
((WENDELL WALKER/REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR EVERYBODY,
YOU CAN SIGN UP JUST ABOUT ANY PLACE, SO THE REPUBLICANS NOW ARE TAKING, I
GUESS YOU COULD SAY, AN AGGRESSIVE APPROACH TO TRYING TO GET VOTERS SIGNED
OUT Q=voters signed up.
And they're hoping it pays off next month.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Soft Music Under
Up next on the newscast, Franklin County's new Y-M-C-A is another step
closer to reality,
and in the national spotlight, two of country music's hottest singers decide
to tie the knot after a little spontaneous combustion.
MUSIC UP FULL
Senator John Warner was going after the women's vote in the Roanoke area.
And he had some help.
Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison joined him has he spoke to students at
Warner has helped Hutchison with some Senate bills that directly affect
Hutchison returned the favor today by supporting Warners re-election.
IN Q="She's modest, but"
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; SHE'S MODEST, BUT I'LL TELL YOU SHE'S THE ONE
WHO SINGLE HANDEDLY GOT THROUGH THE HOME-MAKERS IRA.
SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON/(R) TEXAS; WE WOULD NOT HAVE THE STRONG COMMITTMENT
TO THE NATION DEFENSE WITHOUT HIS LEADERSHIP. THE PRESIDENT HAS TRIED TO CUT
THE DEFENSE BUDGET EACH YEAR, BUT WE HAVE STOOD STRONG.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison/(R) Texas;
OUT Q="we have stood strong"
Warner continued pushing the issue of tax cuts, saying something has to be
done to reduce the burden on working families.
The YMCA is a step closer to setting up shop in Franklin County.
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/February 1995;
The "Y" is eyeing a five acre site off of business route 220 in Rocky Mount.
Today its executive director signed off on the first phase of project, which
includes site preparation.
IN Q=To get
((RUSS MERRITT/YMCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: TO GET TO THIS POINT IT TOOK A GREAT
DEAL OF GENEROSITY AND HARD WORK FOR THE FOLKS WITHIN THIS COMMUNITY, THE
BUSINESSES, THE FAMILIES, THE INDIVIDUALS, WE'VE RAISED CLOSE TO THREE- POINT-
FIVE- MILLION- DOLLARS TOWARDS OUR ULTIMATE GOAL.))
SUPER=01-Russ Merritt/YMCA Executive Director;
OUT Q=ultimate goal.
The "Y's" ultimate goal is four- and- a- half- million- dollars.
Clearing and grading of the site could begin by the end of this week.
The "Y" says it hopes to have its new building ready by the end of next
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Roanoke City Council will reconsider a controversial proposal that would
allow the local resource authority to compete with commercial trash haulers.
City Council originally rejected the idea, but today members decided to
bring it up for another vote.
The Roanoke County supervisors have already endorsed the proposal, and city
council is expected to reconsider its decision in two weeks.
The Resource Authority says it may need the new business to insure an
adequate flow of trash to the Smith Gap Landfill, but commercial haulers have
raised vocal opposition.
Today, City Council also agreed to forgive a 200-thousand dollar loan to
Total Action Against Poverty that helped pay for the renovation of the Henry
Street Music Center.
Gainsboro neighborhood leaders raised objections to the deal saying the
former Dumas (DOO-muss) Hotel should be returned to its previous owners.
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VO-NAT Wipe! Wipe!!!!!!!
Last night Roanoke ice hockey fans were able to get a sneak peek at some of
the new, talented faces on the team and purchase season tickets at the
Roundhouse, as the club held an intrasquad scrimmage.
After Wednesday's game in Richmond, the Express will tuneup with 2
exhibitions at the Roundhouse this weekend, taking on South Carolina Friday,
and Charlotte on Sunday afternoon.
go to break
This was a big day for district golf tournaments around the state.
In the Mountain Empire, Bland beat Galax for the title down in Bastian today
with John Thompson winning medalist honors.
Cave Spring nipped Franklin County in the RVD championship, but it took the
Knights two playoff holes to do it.
The Eagles Chad Young shot a low of 73.
In the Piedmont, Fieldale-Collinsville beat regular season champ Martinsville
for the title. Niel Norris won medalist honors.
Both first and second place teams in each district advance to regionals next
The American League Championship series opens tonight in New York with the
Yanks pitting Andy Pettitte against the O's Scott Erickson.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
The O's arrived in New York yesterday afternoon and worked out at Yankee
stadium, and afterwards Roberto Alomar again apologized for his spitting
IN Q="From the...
((ROBERTO ALOMAR/ORIOLES SECOND BASEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Roberto Alomar/Orioles Second Baseman; :00
OUT Q=...OF BASEBALL."
But it may not be so easy to move on to the game with the New York fans sure
to light up Alomar.
IN Q="I'm sure...
((DAVEY JOHNSON/ORIOLES MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Davey Johnson/Orioles Manager; :00
OUT Q=...A BALL GAME."
The National League party doesn't begin for another day on Wednesday.
But yesterday the Braves worked out at Fulton County stadium.
The Braves and Cardinals open their best of seven series with John Smoltz on
the hill for the defending world series champs.
IN Q="It's gonna...
((JOHN SMOLTZ/BRAVES STARTER IN GAME ONE:))
((MARQUIS GRISSOM/BRAVES CENTER FIELDER:))
SUPER=01-John Smoltz/Braves Starter In Game One; :04
SUPER=01-Marquis Grissom/Braves Center Fielder; :28
OUT Q=...AND EXECUTE.
After a week off the Virginia Tech Hokies will have a new look when the
Temple Owls come to town.
SUPER=04-1995 Season; :00
First yesterday afternoon All-American Defensive end Cornell Brown underwent
arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at Montgomery regional hospital.
It was an exploratory procedure, but doctors ended up trimming some loose
cartilage. Cornell will miss Saturday's game and at least the Pitt game in
But while Cornell is out, Marcus Parker is in.
Frank Beamer announced yesterday that the former Friday Football Extra player
of the week from Salem will be back in uniform this Saturday.
He has missed the first four games of the season after begin suspended back
on August 13th after pleading no contest to a shoplifting charge.
Get your Lazy Boys wanred up for Saturday folks, because WDBJ has a great
doubleheader of college football for you.
Four of the top 12 teams in the country will in action as Number one Florida
hosts NUmber 12 LSU in a Noon kickoff.
Third ranked Florida State travels south to Miami to battle the sixth ranked
Hurricanes in an ACC-Big East showdown.
That game kicks off at 3:30 right here on your hometown station.
Still to come tonight,
Steve Mason is in the House with a training camp report on the Roanoke
The Roanoke Express wrapped up day number two of their October training camp
Steve Mason says the ECHL club has a strong defense and a lot of potential
big time scorers.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Express Forward; :36
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :54
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((In his 4th year, Frank Anzalone is blessed with the most talent to ever
dawn and Express uniform.
Jeff Cowan; 38 goals scored in the prestigious Ontario Major Junior League
Bob Brown; 42 goals scored in the Western canadian Junior Hockey league last
Cowan and brown are two of the 12 new forwards in camp.
That leaves Express veterans Jeff Jablonski and Tim Christians as the only
two returning Express forwards from last year
Even with all of this potential fire power, Anzalone is sticking to the
philosophies that got the team to the ECHL playoffs in each of the last 3
Anzalone will get his first look at the team in a game situation Wednesday
in Richmond when the Express and the Renegades face off in an exhibition. At
the freezer, Steve mason news 7 sports.))
Winston Cup star Ernie Irvan was released from the hospital last night.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/TBS; :00
Irvan's lost control of his Thunderbird and then almost lost more than that
as Robby Gordon clipped the car's nose, and then John Andretti T-Boned the rear
of the Havoline Thunderbird.
Irvan who almost died during at Michigan in 1994,suffered a mild concussion.
Country music has a new number one couple.
Singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were married yesterday near McGraw's
hometown of Rayville, Louisiana.
The couple's been touring together on what is billed as the "Spontaneous
But the honeymoon will have to wait. McGraw and Hill are continuing the tour
tomorrow night in Evansville, Indiana.