Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The videotape helps explain how JOHN Warner's campaign re-arranged a picture of
Democrats taken two years ago.
We'll hear from both Warners in a moment.
And a verdict in the case of a former state champion football star charged
Tonight in sports, Tony McGuire is ready to turn in a repeat performance at
VMI is bracing itself for a visit from the Thundering Herd,
And Number 85, Walter Ford won't be running out of the tunnel or on the field
for the Hokies as Frank Beamer kicks the junior off the team.
Sweater weather as we head into the weekend. Very chilly numbers on the
weather board just ahead.
A doctored photo.
A swift firing.
Senator John Warner's apologizing today for what he calls "a serious and
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave;
The same ad Mark Warner condemned yesterday for the personal nature of its
attacks is today gradually being pulled from the airwaves.
But NOT because of the nature of the personal attacks.
IN Q=It's the
SUPER=04-John Warner Campaign Ad; :00
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :40
OUT Q=an advertisement.
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave
Keith question:So what's next for John Warner's ad campaign at this critical
A new poll suggests that President Clinton has overtaken Bob Dole in
The Virginia Commonwealth University survey shows 48 percent of
voters supporting Clinton, 41 percent supporting Dole and six percent choosing
Reform Party candidate Ross Perot.
The presidential campaign brought a Dole to Roanoke this afternoon, but it
Daughter Robin Dole rallied local republicans in Market Square.
She told reporters she isn't conceding any state and certainly not
IN Q=I think we can win
((ROBIN DOLE/CANDIDATE'S DAUGHTER: I THINK WE CAN WIN HERE IN VIRGINIA. AND
WE'RE COUNTING ON VIRGINIA TO HELP PUT US OVER THE TOP. I'M HERE BECAUSE
VIRGINIA IS IMPORTANT AND CERTAINLY BECAUSE IT IS MY HOME STATE AND WE BELIEVE
WE WILL IF EVERYBODY JUST GETS OUT THERE AND VOTES.))
SUPER=01-Robin Dole/Candidate's Daughter;
OUT Q=gets out there and votes.
Robin Dole is a Virginia resident and a graduate of Virginia Tech.
She says she doesn't place much stock in recent polls, but says they do
confirm that a large number of voters remain undecided.
A 3- year- old boy is in serious condition after being struck by a car in
Bedford County this afternoon.
It happened on Route 1-22 in Moneta.
Apparently, Joel Shapiro of Wirtz was traveling southbound around four when
the boy ran out in front of him.
IN Q=The child just
((MICHAEL RORER/STATE POLICE: THE CHILD JUST RAN FROM THE RESIDENCE AREA AND
RAN INTO THE ROAD HE JUST GOT AWAY FROM SOMEONE APPARENTLY.))
SUPER=01-Michael Rorer/State Police;
OUT Q=someone apparently.
Shapiro slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the boy.
He ran into the right shoulder.
The boy was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State Police are witholding the boy's name until next of kin is notified.
A former Halifax County football star has been found guilty of second degree
21- year old Lewis Jordan Powell Junior testified he acted in self defense
when he shot 17- year old Jason Lamont Chandler.
But the jury apparently didn't buy his story-- he was convicted of murder
about an hour ago.
The teenager was shot outside the Super Eight Motel on New Years Day.
Commonwealth's attorney John Greenbacker says the two belonged to rival drug
The jury could sentence Powell up to 40- years in prison.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6--
It might see a little early if you check the calendar, but one area company is
already gearing up for the Christmas rush.
and a very large hole in the road is causing problems for drivers on 81
southbound near Staunton. We'll have an update on the repair work.
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For nearly 24 hours, a portion of Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County was
Work crews were trying to repair a large gap in one of the southbound lanes.
It's still not fixed... but just about an hour ago VDOT opened up the
Unfortunately for motorists earlier in the day, they were part of an hour
long back up.
And as Scott Prince reports, it was no joy ride.
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Russel Robertson/Motorist; :31
SUPER=01-Helen Hardin/Motorist; :36
SUPER=01-Ron Strickler/VDOT; :54
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Rockbridge County
((Motorists on the southbound side of Interstate 81 had a "sinking"
suspicion something was wrong-- and they were right.
There was definitely a "hole" lot of trouble on the highway.
The culprit, a massive sinkhole-- 35 feet deep and 75 feet wide at the 209
mile marker in Rockbridge County.
It forced VDOT to close off more than 15 miles of the Federal four- lane...
causing an hour- long back up on the interstate and a detour on to Route 11.
Needless to say, frustration levels were running high.
IN Q=There's no
((RUSSEL ROBERTSON/MOTORIST: THERE'S NO WAY OUT. NO WAY OFF. I BELIEVE THEY
COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB THAN THAT. ))
IN Q=You just
((HELEN HARDIN/MOTORIST: YOU JUST SIT HERE AND WONDER WHAT'S GOING ON. THEY
HAVE SIGNS ON THE INTERSTATE, BUT IT DOESN'T SAY WHY, OR HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO
BE... OR WE'RE GOING. I HAVE NO IDEA. ))
Many wondered why the whole highway had to be closed instead of just one of
VDOT road supervisor Ron Strickler explains.
IN Q=That way
((RON STRICKLER/VDOT: THAT WAY WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE TRAFFIC
PROBLEMS WHILE WE'RE DOING THE WORK. WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE TRAVELING
PUBLIC RUNNING INTO SOMETHING THAT THEY REALLY DON'T EXPECT. ))
Strickler expects all of the road repairs to be complete by the weekend.
But for THESE motorists, that's little consolation.
IN Q=It's a
((IT'S A MADHOUSE. ))
Scott Prince, News- 7, Rockbridge County.))
The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority received some welcome news
today from the federal government.
The Danville organization has been given the go ahead to move 76- families
out of the Liberty View housing community.
The apartments will NOT be replaced.
Instead-- the Danville organization was awarded 76 "section eight" housing
vouchers worth 600- thousand dollars.
Section eight housing gives families a chance to live somewhere besides
public housing-- the government pays a portion of their rent.
The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority was also awarded a 250-
thousand dollar drug elimination grant.
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Christmas shopping may not be on the minds of most people just yet, but
Christmas HIRING is in full force at one Lynchburg company.
As J. Crew marks its tenth anniversary in the Hill City, the company hopes
to find enough workers to last another ten years.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=It's been a
SUPER=01-John Findlay/Senior V.P.; :12
SUPER=01-John Keith/Human Resources Director; :38
SUPER=01-Jeff Taylor/Region 2000; 1:05
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( It's been a profitable decade for the J. Crew catalog operation in
The 13- hundred workers here help sell, pack and ship 300 million dollars
worth of clothing orders every year.
IN Q=We plan on
((JOHN FINDLAY/SENIOR V.P.: WE PLAN ON GROWING THE MAIL ORDER BUSINESS, THE
CATALOG BUSINESS IF YOU WILL, FIVE TO TEN PERCENT A YEAR, SO WE ANTICIPATE
BEING HERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND TO HAVE A LARGER PRESENCE IN THE AREA.))
OUT Q=in the area.
natsot phone area
That presence doubles in size every fall.
That's when J. Crew hires more than 12- hundred temporary employees for the
Christmas shopping season.
Finding enough part-time workers has become a full-time job for John Keith.
IN Q=The most difficult
((JOHN KEITH/HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR: THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME IS TO TRY AND
FIND PEOPLE TO WORK DURING THE DAY, THAT CAN GIVE US 20 HOURS OR 25 HOURS A
WEEK AND WORK THE DAY HOURS.))
OUT Q=the day hours.
IN Q=Right now
((Right now, unemployment in the central Virginia area stands at a very low
3-point-3 percent, which ordinarily might be considered bad news for companies
like J. Crew, which needs to hire several hundred workers in the next five
weeks. But officials say most of J. Crew's temporary workforce does not come
from the unemployment rolls.))
OUT Q=unemployment rolls.
IN Q=When you think
((JEFF TAYLOR/REGION 2000: WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS, LIKE
I SAID, IT IS A LITTLE SCARY, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE NOT IN
THAT MIX WHO CAN COME AND DO HAVE THE SKILLS, AND MAYBE IN SOME CASES ARE
OVERSKILLED, TO DO SOME OF THESE JOBS.))
OUT Q=of these jobs.
J. Crew just hopes to find them before the Christmas rush hits full force.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
A federal judge has rejected the advisory jury verdict in a dispute between
the makers of Massengill and Summer's Eve... feminine hygiene products.
In June the jury concluded that SmithKline Beecham's ads were intentionally
They claimed Massengill "cleanses better than Summer's Eve," a competing
product made by C-B Fleet.
At trial SmithKline presented clinical test results to back up its
This week Judge James Turk concluded that SmithKline's tests and studies
were superior to Fleets, and that they properly supported the claims in the
So, he reversed the jury verdict and sided with SmithKline, a multi-national
health-care company... finding AGAINST Fleet, an outfit based in Lynchburg.
The stock market lost ground again today.
The Dow dropped nearly nine points, closing at 59 hundred 21.
NASDAQ was off one point.
No doubt the news out of Yokohama Tire has not been the best lately.
Slow sales have forced the lay off of several hundred people in Salem.
The company believes though, that it can help its bottom line by sponsoring
some auto racing teams.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=01-Lucas Shell/Yokohama Employee; :15
SUPER=01-Chris Miller/Yokohama Motorsports; :34 (quick!!!!)
SUPER=01-Bill Auberlen/BMW-Yokohama Team; :55
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
This may be the last place you'd expect to find Yokohama Tires...folks
around here are more familiar with the consumer variety made at the company's
plant in Salem.
IN Q=You know
((LUCAS SHELL/YOKOHAMA EMPLOYEE: YOU KNOW YOU HEAR ABOUT EM AND STUFF BUT TO
GET TO SEE THEM ACTUALLY AND THE CARS AND SEE WHAT THE CARS LOOK LIKE THAT'S
SUPER=01-Lucas Shell/Yokohama Employee;
OUT Q=real interesting.
This week workers got a chance to see some of the other products their
For 12 years now Yokohama's plant in Japan has built tires for a variety of
international auto racing teams.
IN Q=We learn
((CHRIS MILLER/YOKOHAMA MOTORSPORTS: WE LEARN A LOT ON THE RACETRACK. THE
OTHER REASON OBVIOUSLY IS TO GET THE YOKOHAMA NAME OUT IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=of people.
But Yokohama is not in this just for the publicity...they're in it to win.
Just ask Bill Auberlen, who helped drive the BMW-Yokohama team to a world
championship this year.
IN Q=The continued
((BILL AUBERLEN/BMW-YOKOHAMA TEAM: THE CONTINUED WORK BETWEEN THE ENGINEERS
FROM YOKOHAMA AND THE BMW ENGINEERS, THEY CAME UP WITH BASICALLY TIRES THAT
NOBODY COULD TOUCH.))
OUT Q=could touch.
SOT lbsot 14:03:49
IN Q=And Yokohama
((And Yokohama says it plans to be in the fast lane of auto racing for some
time to come. They say don't be surprised someday if you see their tires on
the NASCAR circuit. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))
Coming up tonight in sports, Ford doesn't have a better ida when it comes to
playing for the Hokies, VMI's Bill Stewart talks about the challenge of playing
the number one team in the nation,
And the three amigos have nothing on this group of muchachos.
We'll talk with reigning Taco Bell 300 champ Tony McGuire tonight in sports.
Game two of the American League championship series is ibn progress with the
Orioles ____ the Yankees __ to ___ in the ___ inning.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC -Last Night; :00
So far, nothing today has equalled the excitement generated last night in
game one when 12 year old Jeff Mayer reached out of the stands and pulled Derek
Jeter's fly ball into the seats.
Since the fan interfered it should have been a ground rule double instead of
But umpire Richie Garcia didn't see the kid stick out his glove.
IN Q="Only, I can...
((RICHIE GARCIA/AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE:))
SUPER=01-Richie Garcia/American League Umpire; :00
OUT Q=...LOOK FORWARD TO."
The Braves and Cardinals continue their National League championship series
tonight in Atlanta.
Game two pits Greg Maddux against the Cards Todd Stottlemyre.
The racing spotlight is back in Martinsville this weekend as the Taco Bell
300 Late Model Stock car extravaganza takes center stage.
And defending champ Tony McGuire is anxious to make another successful run
for the Border.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Martinsville/October 16, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/Defending Taco Bell 300 Champion; :56
SUPER=04-March 17th; 1:23
OUT Q=...a lot of fun."
(( McGuire's win in last year's Taco Bell 300 was so bizarre, folks still have
trouble believing it. First he failed to make the top 20 in time trials,
qualifying 65th. He then missed1 making the field from one of the 25 lap
qualifying races until another car in front of him was disqualified.
He then went from the back of the 36 car field to the front, only to finish
second to Elliott Sadler. Not bad for someone driving with his left hand in a
But this story is far from finished, because three hours after the race's
end, NASCAR disqualified Sadler's car for having an illegal engine. The
emotional rollercoaster finally came to a stop with a staged victory lane
celebration. Tony McGuire was suddenly $25 thousand dollars richer.
((TONY MCGUIRE/DEFENDING TACO BELL 300 CHAMPION:))
McGuire proved his performance wasn't a fluke by coming back in this
Spring's Miller 300 and finishing second to Donnie Apple.
Now he's hoping to repeat but in conventional manner.
His victory last season has given him new promotional opportunities, take a
look at senor McGuire joining some of his muchachos in this photo which is the
cover for this Sunday's race program.))
If you think Frank Beamer is tired of his football players getting in trouble,
you're right. If you think he's not doing anything about it- you're wrong.
After telling his players to straighten up or else,
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 21st; :00
Receiver Walter Ford is the first to find out about the else.
The junior kick returner has been kicked off the team after being charged
On October 3rd, police say he paid 78 cents for $190 worth of merchandise at
the University Bookstore.
Both Ford and the cashier at the time are set to be arraigned October 16th.
It's Parents weekend at V-M-I and the Keydets are looking for their first
V-M-I is 0 and 5 overall and 0 and 3 in the Southern Conference.
SUPER=03-Lexington/October, 8, 1984; :
This week The top ranked Thundering herd of Marshall will stampede into
Alumni Memorial Field.
Marshall is undefeated with an average winning margin of 31 point 6.
This is the final meeting between the two teams and the last time V-M-I won
was 1980 when Bill Stewart and Marshall coach Bob Pruet were assistants at
Marshall under Sonny Randle.
IN Q=It's going to be
((BILL STEWART/VMI HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......Get go."
Kickoff Saturday is 1-Oclock.
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