(( NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... VIRGINIA TECH DEALS WITH THE BAD PRESS FACING
ITS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT-- AS SEVERAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE RECENTLY HAD BRUSHES
WITH THE LAW.
THE BATTLE OVER THE AIRWAVES CONTINUES BETWEEN JOHN AND MARK WARNER-- THIS
TIME THE DEMOCRAT UNVEILS A NEW AD.))
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Tonight is Friday, October eleventh-- our TOP STORY--
IN Q= Arrests and searches
((ARRESTS AND SERACHES THIS MORNING TOOK PLACE IN WEST VIRGINIA, OHIO AND
OUT Q=AND PENNSYLVANIA."
The FBI arrests seven people accused of plotting to blow up a federal
Good Evening, this is News 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
The suspects are charged with plotting to destroy an F-B-I fingerprint
facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Arrested today- the leader of the West Virginia Mountaineer Militia- Ray
along with six other suspects- most all members of the militia.
Four are from West Virginia, two are from Ohio and one is from
((JOHN O'CONNER/FBI: THE ACTIVITIES UNDER INVESTIGATION FOCUSED ON TWO AREAS OF
ALLEGED CRIMINAL CONDUCT. ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS FOR VARIOUS
PURPOSES AND TARGETING THE FBI CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFOMRATION SERVICE DIVISION
FACILITY;; NEAR HARRISON COUNTY NEAR CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA FOR INJURY AND
OUT Q=for injury and damage."
FBI agents say they ended the plot before any attack.
The leader of the Mountaineer Militia claims federal agents bombed the
Oklahoma City federal building to create an excuse for cracking down on the
The search for a murder suspect continues as police are tracking a crime
trail from Nashville to the Virginia border.
27-year old Bradley Osborne is a suspect in two shootings, a rape and a
The crime spree began Wednesday night at a motel in Abingdon where Osborne
allegedly shot his former girlfriend.
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; QUICK!!!
Police say he then allegedly raped a woman he abducted from a laundromat in
She was later released.
Yesterday, the body of a woman believed to be Osborne's girlfriend was found
in Washington County.
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An important decision in the OJ Simpson civil trial today.
The judge gave a boost to the Simpson defense-- by ruling that it can claim
that former police detective Mark Fuhrman planted a bloody glove at Simpson's
That would help the defense's contention of a frame-up.
Another development centers on former defense lawyer Robert Kardashian, and
conversations he says he had with Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro.
He told an interviewer-- quoting here-- "Mr. Shapiro told me one day that
he thinks O.J. went over there and he was just going to poke her tires, and she
caught him, and that's when the murders took place."
The statement may cost Kardashian his license.
IN Q=A lawyer can
((LAURIE LEVENSON/LEGAL ANALYST: A LAWYER CAN LOSE HIS LICENSE FOR REVEALING
COMMUNICATIONS AND IF KARDASHIAN DID THAT, THAT MAY BE A PENALTY HE FACES ))
SUPER=01-Laurie Levenson/Legal Analyst; :
OUT Q=penalty he faces.
The Virginia Tech Football Team is trying to bounce back from a couple of
setbacks: its loss to Syracuse, and its players reputation OFF the field.
The head of Tech's Board of Visitors says the problems are an ongoing
embarrassment to the University but he's satisfied with the action of head
coach Frank Beamer.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Frank Beamer says
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 21st; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/VT Head Football Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/VT Athletic Director; :56
SUPER=01-Henry Dekker/Va. Tech Rector; 1:19
OUT Q=News 7 Blacksburg.
(( Frank Beamer says junior kick returner Walter Ford was on the road to a
good career at Virginia Tech when he was charged with shoplifting on October
Beamer had to punt Ford...after Marcus Parker's suspension for his own
shoplifting conviction, the coach had laid down the law.
((FRANK BEAMER/VT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: OUR PLAYERS KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT AND WRONG
AND HOW TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES AND THIS PROGRAM. AND I FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT
NEEDS TO BE DONE. THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA BE DONE IN THIS PROGRAM, AND IF NOT,
WE'LL SEPARATE PEOPLE FROM THE PROGRAM AND THAT'S IT. ))
Ford was the last straw.
Besides Parker, Beamer has suspended several other players this season for
brushes with the law.
During the LAST school year, three players earned misdemeanor convictions,
two others, including quarterback Jim Druckenmiller were charged and acquitted
of assault and battery, and Christy Brzonkala accused three in her alleged
Athletic department and university officials are fed up.
((DAVE BRAINE/VT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH ALL KINDS OF
COUNSELING AND THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH ALL KINDS OF EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND
PROGRAMS AND IT'S TIME THAT THEY STAND UP AND WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING WELL THEY
SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED, BUT WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING WRONG THEY SHOULD PAY THE
Rector Henry Dekker says the problems are an embarrassment to the
university, and he hopes Ford's dismissal will get the message across.
((HENRY DEKKER/VA TECH RECTOR: AND I'M CONVINCED AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF
VISITORS THAT WE ARE HANDLING THESE THINGS PROPERLY AND THAT THEY WILL BE DEALT
WITH PROPERLY.SOTBUT AGAIN WE'RE DEALING WITH A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF
INDIVIDUALS AND LET'S KEEP IT IN THAT PERSPECTIVE. ))
SUAfter the loss to Syracuse two weeks ago, the Walter Ford incident is
another distraction the Hokies didn't need. Beamer hopes his team can put the
incident out of their minds and concentrate only on beating Temple on
Homecoming. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg.))
She's no stranger to Virginia, but
Terri Wheaton Reddings is walking where no woman has walked before...as VMI
prepares for female cadets. That story when we come back.
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Mark Warner's making the most of the altered ad John Warner demanded be
pulled from the airwaves.
Today the Democrat aired a new spot, pointing the finger at the Republican
It calls John Warner un-trustworthy, for running a commercial with a
SOT - clip from new MARK Warner spot
IN Q=What would have happened
((MARK WARNER CAMPAIGN AD: WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE DECEPTION WASN'T
EXPOSED? WHO WAS JOHN WARNER TRYING TO FOOL, AND HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN FOOLING
SUPER=04-Mark Warner Campaign Ad;
OUT Q=fooling us.
The picture was taken at this event two years ago... Former Governor Doug
Wilder and Senator Chuck Robb shaking hands in front of President Bill Clinton.
Mark Warner is very prominently present, as well.
But G-O-P image makers decided to put Mark Warner in the middle of it,
inserting his face over Robb's. John Warner fired the ad agency,
and ordered the spot taken off the air. It took a couple of DAYS to
accomplish that- -you may have noticed it was still running on many stations
The black community is widely credited with making a difference in the 1994
Virginia Senate race.
Now, some black leaders in Virginia are trying to resurrect that network on
a full-time basis.
But the sparsely attended Dominion 2000 conference in Richmond today showed
part of the problem.
IN Q=We don't
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: WE DON'T HAVE STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION. I THINK
IF WE START IN BEING HONEST WITH THAT, THEN WE MIGHT BUILD SOMETHING.))
((REV. T.C. MILLNER/DOMINION 2000 ORGANIZER: WHERE STRATEGIC ISSUES ARE, YOU
OUGHT TO BE ....OUGHT TO BE OUR POSITION.))
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. T.C. Millner/Dominion 2000 Organizer; :12
OUT Q=our position.
One of the first missions of Martinsville minister T.C. Millner is to get
figures on just how many black elected and appointed officials there are in
Virginia, including judges.
A 39-year old native of Roanoke has been enlisted to help Virginia Military
Institute find a few good women.
Terri Wheaton Reddings goes to Lexington as an Assistant Director of
Admissions at V-M-I- -from Radford University, where she holds the same title.
IN Q=I understand the
SUPER=01-Terri Wheaton Reddings/Assistant Dir. of Admissions
OUT Q=type of institutions.
She acknowledges that part of her job could entail overcoming the
reservations that high school girls may have about becoming V-M-I cadets...
She'll assume the rank of Major.
Her first day will be November 11th, Founder's Day at V-M-I.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected, to see the out-stretched
AIDS Memorial quilt in Washington this weekend.
It includes more than 70-thousand names, and 30-thousand panels, and
stretches nearly a mile.
Also coming up-- Primetime Sports-- Steve Mason has the early scores from
week seven of the High School Football season.
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A New York- based pharmaceutical company's roots are taking hold in Bedford
Barr Laboratories announced last winter it would spend 14- million dollars
turning this vacant factory in Forest into a new manufacturing facility.
Today, company officials broke ground for a new warehouse on the site, an
investment of another six million dollars.
IN Q=As we originally
((BRUCE DOWNEY/BARR LABS CEO: AS WE ORIGINALLY CONFIGURED THE BUILDING, WE
PLANNED TO HAVE PACKAGING, A SMALL WAREHOUSE AND MANUFACTURING IN THE ORIGINAL
BUILDING, AND LATER TWO YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, BUILD A NEW BUILDING ON THE SITE.
THIS CHANGE IN PLANS, WE'VE MOVED THAT UP BY ABOUT 18 MONTHS.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Downey/Barr Labs CEO; :00
OUT Q=about eighteen months.
Barr Labs makes a wide range of generic prescription drugs.
Its Bedford County plant is expected to create more than 120 new jobs.
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SUPER=331-FROST WARNING/Clear Skies/32-34/Sunny Day/Light Winds/65-69;
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It's a colorful but sobering reminder of the toll AIDS has taken.
The massive AIDS quilt was on display in Washington D.C today.
It's the first time the completed project has been on display since 1992.
And as Elizabeth Kaledin tells us, the huge quilt doesn't come close to
representing the size of the problem.
IN Q=Getting an
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
OUT Q=E.K. CBS News. New York.
Getting an early start on a crisp October morning...a group of
students began the long hard job of unfolding the aids quilt in the nation's
The names of 40-thousand people who have died of aids are represented in
colorful panels here....the dates reveal most of them died young....
It's been 15 years since the aids epidemic began...and the list and
the quilt...keep growing...though the quilt now covers the length of 25
football fields....it represents only a fraction of the more than 300-thousand
people who have died of aids in this country alone.
They are friends and lovers, artists,actors and athletes. They are
activists,doctors and politicians:
70-thousand new names will be read over the weekend.
The list represents trends in AIDS deaths...more women...and more
hispanics. Whites now account for 17 percent of aids deaths in the U.S.
The famous and the not so famous are all woven together here..immortalized
and united in serving as a reminder of the scope of the AIDS epidemic.
Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News New York.))
And tonight, our video of the day will have special appeal to any
self-respecting couch potato.
SUPER=75-E. Anglia, GB; :
We head to England, where Andy Archer has finally realized his dream--
without even having to get up.
He's invented a motorized armchair for travelling around town.
"The Chair" as he calls it combines a moped engine with an armchair-- held
together with lawnmower parts.
The steering works like a tiller on a boat.
So now, Archer can shop without leaving the comforts of home.
By the way, he does have a job-- he's a car engineer, and built The Chair
as a joke.
Mike Stevens will have highlights from 15 hard hitting games.
But first one baseball note. The Orioles are leading the yankees __to__ in
the __inning in game three of the AL championship series.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO; :00
The cardinals and the Braves are enjoying this one from the lazy boy,
however. St. Louis did get some BP in today. Game 3 of the NL series is
tomorrow night in St. Louis. Now your FFE numbers.
Wipe to Chyron
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OUT Q=last score
SUPER=55-Fieldale-Coll./24/Patrick Co./3/Chilhowie/7/Rural Retreat/14/Amherst
SUPER=55-Salem/7/Wm. Byrd/10/Holston/14/Rye Cove/12/Radford/7/Giles/41;
SUPER=55-Craig Co./6/Bath Co./40/Narrows/12/Bland
SUPER=55-Liberty/12/Staunton River/47/Pulaski Co./No/Franklin Co./Rpt./Halifax
SUPER=55-Wm. Campbell/No/Gretna/Rpt./Chatham/No/Dan River/Rpt./Jefferson
SUPER=55-Floyd Co./No/Carroll Co./Rpt./Graham/No/Princeton WV/Rpt./Buffalo
SUPER=55-Patrick Henry GS/No/George Wythe/Rpt./Grayson Co./No/Gate
City/Rpt./John Battle/No/Pocahontas Co./Rpt.;
GRAPHIC=Amherst vs. Patrick henry
We begin our friday Football Extra highlight reel down the road. Patrick
Henry played host to the defending double A state champions in Amherst at
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Lancers vs. Patriots; :00
The lancers would strike first after this set up play. Running back Eddie
Megginson takes the rock 8 yards to the Patriot 1 yards line.
On the next play, quarterback Dante Christian gonna sneak in and Amherst
went up 8 to nothing after a 2 point conversion.
The lancers extended that lead on another Christian sneak, Patrick henry
closed the gap to 16-14 at the half. P-H goes goes on to win 26 to 24.
As of this evening, Virginia Tech's defensive lineup is still a question
mark for tomorrow's 1pm Big East showdown with Temple at Worsham field.
Tech officials said today that linebacker Tony Morrison and defensive
tackle waverly Jackson are questionable for the game. Nate Williams, Jackson's
back up is hurt and will not play.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Year;
Marcus Parker will play. The Tech tailback makes his return tomorrow after
a 4 game suspension. Parker had a pair of touchdowns against the Owls last year
((TODD WASHINGTON/VIRGINIA TECH OFFENSIVE GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Todd Washington/Virginia Tech Offensive Guard; :00
OUT Q=...block for him"
The Hokies aren't the only state power in action tomorrow. In 1 Double
games, James Madison hosts William & Mary, Liberty welcomes Hoftra to
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Your Hometown station has a big doubleheader coming your way, starting
tomorrow at high noon, the number one team in the nation, the Florida Gators
play host to the 11th ranked LSU Tigers in Gainesville
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IN Q="They got a lot...
((STEVE SPURRIER/FLORIDA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Florida Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...IN THE SWAMP.
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And right after that battle in the Swamp, the game of the weekend takes place
at 3:30 as sixth ranked Miami welcomes 3rd ranked Florida State south.
The Seminoles haven't beaten the Canes in Miami in a dozen years.
GRAPHIC=Express training camp
The Express entertained the South Carolina Stingrays tonight in an
exhibition on the freezer floor at the Roanoke Civic center tonight.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Stingrays vs. Express; :00
A special treat for fans as Roanoke Catholic seniors Sarah Shivers and
Anna Burding sang the National and canadien anthems for the hometown crowd.
To the action. New Express arrival Jason Payne cleans up the mess, putting
the loose puck in the net and Roanoke led 2-nothing at the 8:35 mark of the
The Stingrays score, but Roanoke's Chris DeProfio makes it a 2 goal game again
with 2 minutes left in the first.
Here's what we are working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=78-Elizabeth Dole's Top 10
The wife of Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole hangs out with David
Letterman tonight-- we'll have a preview of her visit.
You can catch this in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.
Before we leave tonight, we thought we'd take you out to an Indian Summer
Pow Wow at Green Hill Park-- where Indians from all over North America will be
this weekend. Our thanks tonight to videographer Dennis Brown for these
sights and sounds. Goodnight.
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