A huge sinkhole on Interstate 81- near StaUnton-
closed down a 15 mile stretch of the highway tonight.
It'll be closed for at least a day- while crews repair the sink hole.
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Plus if you like grilled cheese. you'll want to take a bite of this- the
largest Grilled cheese Sandwich.
The sandwich was made with approximately 32 thousand slices of the new 2
Robin says the sun will make a reappearance.
He'll have the forecast.
Plus Mike with the latest baseball highlights.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
The Vice Presidential Candidates went head to head tonight-
The number one topic- The economy.
Regina Blakely has the highlights of tonight's debate from St. Petersburg
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
SUPER=01-Al Gore/Vice President;
SUPER=01-Jack Kemp/(R) Presidential Candidate
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News;
OUT Q=standard outcue."
Just how much do the Presidential campaigns spend on advertising-
TOO MUCH according to one campaign reform group-
The group is called Common Cause-
It claims both the Clinton and Dole campaigns have spent so much they're
violating campaign finance laws.
((ANN MCBRIDE/COMMON CAUSE PRESIDENT: THESE VIOLATIONS INVOLVE TENS OF
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.))
SUPER=01-Ann McBride/Common Cause President;
OUT Q=CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES."
But both campaigns deny the allegation.
((THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE AS WELL AST HE CLINTON GORE 96 COMMITTEE
BOTH HAVE HIGHLY COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL TO MAKE SURE WE LIVE FULLY WITHIN THE
LETTER OF THE LAW. ))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;
OUT Q=the letter of the law."
The group is now calling for an independent probe of how much the Democratic
and Republican parties have spent on T-V ads for President Clinton and Bob
Expect some delays during rush hour traffic tomorrow morning on Interstate
A 15-mile stretch of highway near Staunton is closed because of a large
sinkhole in the southbound lane.
Officials say it could take 24 hours to fix the road.
IN Q=What we're doing
((DANNY MARTIN/TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE CREW: WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW IS
EXCAVATING DOWN UNTIL WE HIT SOLID ROCK, MAKE SURE WE GET ALL THE LOOSE
MATERIAL OUT, BLOCK OFF ALL THE WATER THAT'S COMING IN. ))
SUPER=01-Danny Martin/Transportation Maintenance Crew;
OUT Q=that's coming in
Martin says the sinkhole was caused by water seeping in between the rocks.
Prosecutors say revenge was the motive behind the murder of a Halifax County
Attorneys for 21-year old Lewis Jordan Powell, Junior paint a different
They say Powell shot and killed 17-year old Jason Lamont Chandler in self
But Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker says a weapon was never found
on the victim.
The shooting happened New Years Day outside the Super Eight Motel in
Powell was a member of the Halifax County football team the year it won the
state title in 1991.
They expect at least 30 women to enroll at Virginia Military Institute next
It's the first time superintendent Josiah Bunting has suggested a number-
now that 116 high school girls have expressed an interest in going to the
Keith Humphry set out to see whether any of the women at V-WIL are
interested in transferring.
IN Q=No, absolutely not
SUPER=01-Darsey Light/V-WIL Cadet from Salem; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-Kim Bond/V-WIL Cadet from Pulaski; :03 QUICK
SUPER=03-Staunton/Last Week; :07
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 21; :37
SUPER=01-Catherine McMillan/V-WIL Cadet from Thaxton; :59
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
((NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. ))
((NONE AT ALL. AND I DON'T THINK ANYONE HERE AT THE CORPS DOES EITHER.))
NAT SOT full 16:59:30
The Institute at Mary Baldwin College was designed as an alternative to
admitting women to V-M-I. It was endowed with a 5-and a half million dollar
grant from the V-M-I Foundation.
But it's hardly the same thing.
((HERE THEY DON'T SCREAM AT US. THEY STILL SUPPORT US. THEY'RE NICE TO US.
THEY'RE OUR FRIENDS, THEY NOT YELLING AT US, MAKING US STRAIN. ))
NAT SOT full
...in marked contrast to the rat line.
When the U-S Supreme Court ruled that V-M-I's male-only policy was
UNconstitutional, the Court dismissed V-WIL as a "pale shadow" of V-M-I.
Naturally V-WIL cadets- -like Catherine McMillan of Thaxton- - take
exception to that.
((BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS PROGRAM'S GOING TO KEEP ON GOING STRONG, AND, YOU KNOW
NO MATTER WHAT GOES ON AT VMI, WE'RE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE THIS PROGRAM HERE.))
SOT standup at 14:03:55
((How likely is that? Officials here cite the $1.2-million grant from the
Jesse Ball duPont Foundation that created the program for exceptionally gifted
students at Mary Baldwin College. That was ten years ago. The money ran out
FIVE years ago, and the program is alive and well today.))
Kim Bond predicts open hostility when V-WIL cadets confront women who've
infiltrated the ranks at V-M-I.
She's not the only one who's uneasy about it.
((I'M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA OF GOING TO VMI AND SITTING IN MY R.O.T.C.
CLASSES WITH RATS THAT ARE WOMEN. I THINK THAT'S JUST ODD.
((AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD WANT TO GO THERE. ))
OUT Q=to go there.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.
Mary Baldwin reports record enrollment this year- -college-wide. There are
now 82 women in the V-WIL program.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
There's more News 7 to come, Roanoke College students give up the comforts of
home to bring attention to Habitat for Humanity,
and we'll have part one of our look at Charles Fuller and his 35 years of
ministry at Roanoke's First Baptist Church.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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Tonight's temperatures are expected to drop into the 40s--
But some Roanoke College students won't be enjoying the warmth of a dorm
room or apartment.
Instead, they're spending the night outside in cardboard boxes.
Tonight is the second annual "Shack Attack".
About 10 members of the college's Habitat for Humanity chapter are taking
part. The event is meant to raise awareness about poverty housing.
They say most community leaders start getting involved at the college- age.
IN Q=I think it's
((CHARLES HAMMOND/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE
THIS IS THE TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START GETTING INVOLVED WITH COMMUNITY
SERVICE, AND IF THEY DON'T GET INVOLVED NOW, THEY PROBABLY AREN'T GOING TO GET
INVOLVED FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. AND IF THEY DO GET INVOLVED NOW, THEN
IT'S PROBBLY GOING TO BE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. ))
SOT 8:13:34 at :11
((ADAM GRIFFITH/"SHACK ATTACK" ORGANIZER: I'M JUST GLAD THAT THIS MANY PEOPLE
SHOWED UP THIS YEAR TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR HABITAT. I THINK IT'S GOING TO
BE A FUN NIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Hammond/Habitat for Humanity;
SUPER=01-Adam Griffith/"Shack Attack" Organizer;
OUT Q=a fun night
The fun included music by a local singer.
Members will also hear a speech by Roanoke's Habitat for Humanity
Congressional candidate George Landrith wants voters to know there ARE
differences between he and his Democratic opponent Virgil Goode.
Landrith says Goode is anything but the independent-thinking conservative
he's made himself out be.
The Charlottesville lawyer blasted Goode's tax record in his 23-year General
Landrith says voting Republican will put money back in the taxpayers'
IN Q=Their other choice
((GEORGE LANDRITH/R- CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: THEIR OTHER CHOICE IS TO VOTE FOR
MY OPPONENT AND THEY CAN WRITE THE SAME CHECK OUT. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS,
INSTEAD OF MAKING IT PAYABLE TO THEIR FAMILYU, THEY GET TO MAKE IT PAYABLE TO
OUT Q=to the IRS.
This is Landrith's second shot at political office.
He lost to incumbent Democrat L.F. Payne in the Fifth District in 1994.
Alleghany County wants to help high tech industries find a home in
Today economic development officials announced plans to build a high tech
business park next to interstate 64.
The 200 acre park will be built on national forest land.
It's intended to attract the kind of clean, high tech industries that will
provide good jobs into the next century.
One neighbor of the proposed site says if it's good for Alleghany County,
she'll live next to it.
IN Q=if it means
((MADGE BROWN/NEIGHBOR:IF IT MEANS JOBS, GOOD, CAUSE PEOPLE DO NEED JOBS.
REP. BOB GOODLATTE; THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LOT OF NEW JOBS, A LOT OF HIGH
PAYING JOBS. AND THAT WILL HELP TO ALLOW PEOPLE WHO GET A GOOD EDUCATION
HERE, FOR EXAMPLE, AT DABNEY LANCASTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TO BE ABLE TO STAY
HERE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY.))
OUT Q=in this beautiful community
A 50 thousand dollar grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will
help pay for planning the park.
Officials still have to work out a land swap with the Forest Service, and
raise 4 million dollars to finish the project.
The man who helped convert a small Bath County company into the world's
largest maker of accent rugs and welcome mats is stepping down.
Pat Haynes is vacating his post as chief executive officer of the Bacova
The announcement was made by Burlington Industries, which bought Bacova last
Burlington says Haynes will pursue other business interests and remain on
Bacova's board of directors.
His partner, Ben Johns, will assume full responsibility for the Bacova
Haynes and Johns purchased Bacova back in 1981.
Soft Music Under
Coming up next in our newscast, Robin Reed will let us know when the sun is
going to shine again,
and we'll see who is the new big cheese of New York City.
MUSIC UP FULL
He is known to people throughout Southwest and central Virginia as the
minister on television's daily devotion, "God's Minute."
But to the congregation of Roanoke's First Baptist Church, he's known simply
as Pastor. And that's a title he's held for the past 35 years.
Larry Dowdy has part one of his look at Doctor Charles Fuller.
IN Q=October is a month...
SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Fuller/Pastor; :26
SUPER=01-Doyal Spence/Minister of Music; :54
OUT Q=and the worhsip center
((October is a month for change. From the changing of the leaves to a change
that took place 35 years ago this weekend at Roanoke's First Baptist Church.
Between 1915-1927 the church grew at a fast pace from its location where Bell
Atlantic is located today.
By 1961, more change was about to take place with the arrival of Charles
SOT TC 13:24:42
IN Q=As you look...
((DR. CHARLES FULLER/PASTOR: AS YOU LOOK AT THE NAMES OF THE PASTORS WHO
PRECEDE ME--THEY WERE MEN OF STATURE. THEY HAD WELL KNOWN NAMES AND THAT TOO
WAS A PART OF THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHURCH TO CALL UPON A RELATIVELY UNKNOWN OR
LITTLE KNOWN 29 YEAR OLD YOUNG MAN WHO WAS NOT A TRIED, TESTED, AND PROVED
OUT Q=and proud person.
The youthful Fuller envisioned a different kind of leadership.
Friend and Minister of Music, Doyal Spence felt the church had a lot of
vision when they called Charles Fuller as its pastor.
SOT TC 9:10:59
IN Q=He was not yet...
((DOYAL SPENCE/MINISTER OF MUSIC: HE WAS NOT YET THIRTY YEARS OLD WHEN HE CAME
TO BE PASTOR OF THIS CHURCH AND OF COURSE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ROANOKE WAS A
STABLE DOWNTOWN CHURCH, WELL RESPECTED IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT ONE THAT HAD
PLATEAUED IN TERMS OF ITS GROWTH.))
OUT Q=of its growth.
Many a sermon has been delivered from the pulpit. Today, Dr. Fuller recalls
that very first one.
SOT TC 13:21:25
IN Q=Here I was, eighteen...
((HERE I WAS EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD, SCARED TO DEATH AND I PREACHED TO THE STAFF.
TWO HUNDRED TO TWO HUNDRED, FIFTY PEOPLE. AND EVEN THOUGH I WAS NERVOUS AND NO
EARTHLY IDEA HOW TO FORMULATE A SERMON. AS I DID IT, I ENJOYED IT. IT WAS
OUT Q=was fulling.
First Baptist Church was 2000 members strong when the Fullers arrived.
Today, they've almost tripled in membership.
SOT TC 13:26:30
IN Q=Were you ever...
((Were you ever afraid--in the early years--the church was getting too big?
CHARLES FULLER: I DON'T KNOW I EVER HAD A FEAR OF IT GETTING TOO BIG. BUT I
THINK THE FEAR I HAD WAS THE DREAMS I HAD AND THE IDEAS THAT CAME TO MY MIND
FOR THIS CHURCH WERE PERHAPS PRE-MATURE AHEAD OF THE CHURCHES CAPACITY TO MEET
OUT Q=I had that fear.
((Coming up tomorrow, a look at the growing year of First Baptist Church. From
the educational wing to the Family Life Center and the Worship Center.))))
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Highlights from today's league championship series games in both leagues,
plus Steve Mason has hits the hoop for this week's edition of Hometown Hoops
Also, surgery for Ace and life with the Mast's, but first
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College football is king on Your Hometown Station this Saturday as Number one
Florida hosts Number 12 LSU in a Noon kickoff from the swamp in Gainesville.
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Then at 3:30 third ranked Florida State travels to Miami to battle the sixth
ranked Hurricanes in an ACC-Big East showdown.
And from all indications the Canes are for real.
wipe to eng#
IN Q="This team...
((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach;:00
OUT Q=...going in."
take a break
The Atlanta Braves were able to win last night at home, as well.
Atlanta beat the St. Louis 4-to-2 in game of the National League championship
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX; :00
Mark Lemke and Javy Lopez each came through with two run singles.
Lemke's hit would plate Jeff Blauser and Marquis Grissom to give the Braves a
Lemke would score the eventual game winning run in the eight.
John Smoltz got the win, Mark Wohlers the save and game two is set for
tonight at 8.
The Baltimore Orioles lost game on the ALCS to New York last night 5-to-4 in
11 innings, in a game that was marred by controversy.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC; :00
With the O's on top 4-to-3 in the 8th inning Derek Jeter hits this long shot
to right field, Tony Tarasco gets in position to make the play but a young fan
reaches down and catches the ball.
Tarasco and the Orioles would protest vigorously, but umpire Rich Garcia
ruled it a homer.
As you can see had the fan not touched it, the ball would have hit the wall.
As it turned out Bernie Williams SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/New York/5/11 Innings;
ended the mayhem in the 11th with a solo homer off Randy Myers as the Yankees
beat the Orioles 5-to-4 in 11.
Hometown Hoops Weekly is back tonight, and this evening Steve Mason sets up
shop in the refurbished Jefferson Hugh Gym with a look at some programs and
players who have been making like Magicians themselves this season.
IN Q=first audio
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SUPER=01-Tracy Poff/Shawsville Girls Coach; :19
SUPER=01-Megan Forster/25 Pts. & 10 Rebs. Per Game; :34
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :54
SUPER=01-Sheila Profitt/James River Head Coach; 1:05
SUPER=01-Amy Sprinkle/James River Forward; 1:09
SUPER=03-Salem/Vikings vs. Spartans; 1:37
SUPER=01-Marilyn Bussey/Northside Head Coach; 1:45
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((STEVE MASON/WE START WEEK 7 IN THE SINGLE A RANKS. FLOYD COUNTY CONTINUES TO
RAGE IN THE THREE RIVERS DISTRICT, BUT THE LADY SHAWNEES ARE GIVING THE LADY
BUFFALOES A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY.
Floyd beat Shawsville 56-45 last night to remain undefeated and a top the
district but the lady Shawnees are a force at 10 and 3.
Super soph Megan Forester's 25.3 points per game average leads the district
Radford's Charlie Taylor scored her 1000th point October 3rd. She is second
in district scoring with a 23 points per game average.
6 foot 1 center Katie Hardbarger leads the Pioneer in scoring, knocking down
about 19 points a game. The junior is also averaging 12 boards a pop as well.
The Lady Chargers are tied with James River for third place in the Pioneer.
4 returning starters should help the Lady Knights cause.
In double A, William Campbell is 4 and OH and leads the Dogwood District
under 1st year coach Kim Simmons, who left Jefferson Forest to join the Lady
Tunstall is in second place, thanks in large part to guard melissa Dixon,
who hit the milineum point mark last week against Martinsville.
Northside's win over salem last night keeps the lady Vikings in a three way
tie with Botetourt and Byrd in the Blue Ridge.
That's a wrap for week 7, For Hometown Hoops Weekly, Steve Mason, News 7
If things really do come in 3's, the star of the Tech baseball team better run
On Monday, football star Cornell Brown had his knee scoped,
And now basketball star Ace Custis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee
surgery on his knee today at Montgomery Regional hospital.
The senior forward hurt his LEFT knee on September 19th during a
conditioning drill, but at the time it was thought to be just a lateral sprain.
However, increased swelling has forced DOCTORS to opt for surgery.
Ace could be ready for practice in a just two weeks if all goes well.
The Roanoke Express played an exhibition game in Richmond last night and lost
to the Renegades 8-to-2.
But keep in mind Dave Stewart was the only regular to play as frank Anzalone
continues to evaluate the new talent.
The Express has home exhibition games at the Roundhouse on Friday and Sunday.
There was a big trade in the NHL yesterday as the Hartford Whalers sent
Brendan Shanahan and Brian Glynn to Detroit red Wings in exchange for Keith
Primeau, Paul Coffey and first round pick.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Oilers vs. Red Wings; :00
And what would Shanahan do in his Motown debut? Go up side someone's head of
course, much to the delight of the home fans.
They also would like Chris Osgood's SUPER=31-Edmonton/0/Detroit/2;
goaltending and Vyacheslav Kozlov's scoring as the Red Wings win it
Still to come tonight we'll head down to Rockbridge County
and take a look in Rick Mast's crib where he and wife Sharon have new
additions to their family, one week old twin girls.
Instead of racing on the Winston Cup circuit this week, Rick Mast is making
tracks inside his Rockbridge Baths home.
The arrival of two new family members has Mast and his wife Sharon hopping.
Roy Stanley dropped in on the couple yesterday as their new twin girls
celebrated their first week of life.
IN Q="On October...
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Sharon Mast/Rick's Wife; :17
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Proud Papa; :31
OUT Q=....news 7 sports."
((On October second, Rick and Sharon became the proud parents of twin girls,
Sarah and Katy.
They knew the delivery date but Sharon's biggest concern was getting Rick
away from the race track and by her side for the delivery.))
((SHARON MAST: ))
((RICK MAST/DRIVER HOOTERS PONTIAC: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
If you like grilled cheese-
SUPER=03-New York City;
you'll want to take a bite out of this sandwich- it's the largest Grilled
Cheese Sandwich ever-
32 thousand slices of American cheese went into this sandwich.
No picking it up though. This sandwich measures 11 by eleven feet and
weighs about 3-thousand pounds.
It's Kraft foods way of introducting its new 2 percent Milk- Reduced Fat
That's News 7 at 11.
Be sure to join us tomorrow night at 10 on WEFC for News 7 Primetime.
And then again here on your Hometown Station for News 7 at 11.