Coming up on News 7-
FBI agents say this man and his followers planned to blow up an FBI building
in West Virginia. Tonight seven people are under arrest.
Plus Elizabeth Dole does tonights top ten list on Late Night with Dave.
We'll have a preview.
And what's up with this cold weather. Robin will tell us.
News 7 is next.
An FBI invesigation ends what
authorites call a plot to blow up an federal building in West Virginia.
Seven people connected to a West Virginia militia group are under arrest.
This woman's been hired by VMI to help find female cadets.
We'll meet her.
SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.;
Plus Elizabeth Dole makes an appearance on David Letterman tonight. We'll
give you a preview of her top ten reasons why her husband should be President.
A chilly one out there tonight.
Robin Reed will have the weekend forecast.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
An FBI invesigation ends what authorites call a plot to blow up a federal
building in West Virginia.
Seven people connected to a West Virginia militia group are under arrest.
Jim Stewart has the details.
SUPER=01-John O'Connor/FBI; 33
SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."
((In all of federal law enforcement there's perhaps no building as
vitale as the one allegedly targeted in this latest militia
conspiracy. It houses the fingerprints of more than 73 million
Americans...and soon will become the nerve center for all of the FBI's
criminal history files.
Agents say Ray Looker...the self-described "general" of the West
Virginia Mountaineer Militia had not only targeted the building
for his own organization to attack, but sold blueprint copies of
the facility to someone he thought was a Middle East terrorist.
JOHN O'CONNER/ FBI: MR. LOOKER WAS ARRESTED THIS MORNING FOLLOWING THE TRANSFER
OF A PACKET OF INFORMATION - INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHS OF CERTAIN
BLUEPRINTS OF THE FACILITY - TO AN UNDERCOVER FBI AGENT IN EXCHANGE
Six other miliuia members were also arrested following a 16-
month investigation of the group. Agents say the men had amassed
large amounts of explosives...some of which were purchased by
undercover federal agents.
O'CONNER: DURING THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION WE OBTAINED 11 STICKS OF
C-4, CERTAIN QUANTITIES OF TNT, BLASTING CCPS AND RELATED
Like many other militias the "Mountaineers" reportedly were
angry at the government over actions at the Branch Davidian
compound near Waco Texas in 1993 and blamed the Oklahoma City
blast on federal agents as well.
JIM STEWART/CBS NEWS: The West Virginia militia is described by lawmen today
as being particularly skimled in explosives. Prior to his arrest, one
of the suspects was said to be hard at work on a fuel air
device...which, he boasted...would explode in mid-air and engulf an
area the size of two football fields.
Jim Stewart CBS News Washington.))
A Tennessee man is charged with murdering his girlfriend in Virginia and
assaulting five other women during a two-state crime rampage.
Police say 27-year-old Bradley Duane Osborne told one of his victims he was
"not" going to be taken alive.
The crime spree began Wednesday night at a motel in Abingdon where Osborne
allegedly shot his FORMER girlfriend.
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; QUICK!!!
He apparently tried to kidnap a woman at a Bristol, Tennessee, convenience
Osborne then allegedly kidnapped a different woman from a Bristol coin
laundry, raped her several times and took her car.
She was later released.
Police say he then tried to abduct a fourth woman at a shopping mall in
Yesterday, the body of a woman believed to be Osborne's girlfriend was found
in Washington County.
A fifth woman is fighting for her life tonight after being shot in the head.
Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer has a new "zero tolerance"
policy regarding wayward players.
And on Homecoming Eve, the university hopes the problems of some players OFF
the field won't translate into problems ON the field for the team.
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.))
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash investigation
Crews searching for TWA flight 800 wreckage need about ten more good diving
days to complete the search.
But lately the weather hasn't been cooperating.
((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB: THE WEATHER OBVIOUSLY IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE A
PROBLEM AS WE GO. YESTERDAY THERE WAS SOME DIVING BUT VISIBILITY WAS INCHES.))
OUT Q=VISIBILITY WAS INCHES."
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY;
So far more than 90 percent of the plane has been recovered.
Officials report that the search will become more difficult as winter
approaches and days become shorter.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, O-J Simpson wins a round in court today,
and from Lexington, we'll meet V-M-I's newest employee. It will be her job to
recruit V-M-I's first female class.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 0.77 foot/Down 0.90 foot;Lake levels
A victory for O-J Simpson today.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Last Year;
His lawyers will be able to argue that police planted a glove at the crime
Judge (Hiro-shee Fuji-sakki) Hiroshi Fujisaki made the decision today.
He says there's little evidence to support the theory, but says Detective
Mark Fuhrman's no-contest plea to perjury- persuaded him to allow that line of
Simpson is facing a civil trial in the murders of his ex wife Nicole Brown
and Ronald Goldman.
A Martinsville minister is hoping to unite Black Virginians in one voice.
Reverend T-C Millner organized the Dominion 2000 conference today in
He says it's meant to revitalize an informal network of black voters- Those
voters worked to help re-elect Chuck Robb in the final days of the 1994 Senate
((REV. T.C. MILLNER/DOMINION 2000 ORGANIZER: ONE, WE WOULD WANT TO REALLY HAVE
THE BASIC FACTS ON ALL OF THE ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS...FIVE OR SIX
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: WE DO NOT HAVE ANY STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION IN
TERMS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS PERIOD. NOW PLEASE MAKE ME WRONG! SOMEBODY RAISE
YOUR HAND AND TELL ME I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Rev. T.C. Millner/Dominion 2000 Organizer; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :15
OUT Q=talking about.
Former governor Wilder says a new organization should help African-Americans
make candidates and elected officials more accountable.
The problems keep mounting for the Yokohama Tire plant in Salem.
The facility is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration after a worker was injured on the job.
Kenneth Dudley got his left hand caught on a piece of equipment this past
weekend-- severing his fingers.
Some workers at the plant say faulty machinery and lack of training were to
blame... but neither union REPRESENTATIVES nor company officials would comment.
Dudley was one of dozens of workers laid off by the Salem plant.
The day of the accident was supposed to be HIS LAST day on the job.
Virginia Military Institute has hired a recruiter to help find female
Terri Wheaton Reddings is the daughter of a military man, married one as
When she puts on the uniform of an Army militia major next month, it'll be
her first experience in the military chain of command.
IN Q=When I look
((WHEN I LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND TRADITION THAT'S ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
INSTITUTE, WITH THE TREMENDOUS OUTCOMES THAT THE GRADUATES EXPERIENCE, THE
THINGS THAT THEY'RE DOING WITH THEMSELVES, THE WAY THEY ARE CONTRIBUTING TO
SOCIETY, THE WAY THEY HAVE ADVANCED THEIR OWN LEARNING, PROFESSIONAL LIVES. I
THINK THAT REALLY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.))
SUPER=01-Terri Wheaton Reddings/VMI Assistant Admissions Dir.
OUT Q=for itself.
She grew up in Roanoke, attended Patrick Henry High School and went to
Reddings expects to get a master's degree in counseling from Radford
University next May.
She's currently an assistant director of admissions at Radford, as well.
Her first day at V-M-I will be November 11th.
Soft Music Under
Coming up later in our newscast,a former resident of the Batcave stops in the
and we'll finish up our look at Roanoke's First Baptist Church as it
celebrates Pastor Charles Fuller 35 years in the pulpit.
MUSIC UP FULL
TAPE#M96-12 Fuller #3
This week we have taken a look back at the ministry of Roanoke's largest
church on the 35th anniversary of its pastor.
In tonight's conclusion, Larry Dowdy tells us why Pastor Charles Fuller
calls First Baptist Church, Roanoke's best kept secret.
IN Q=Sunday marks another...
SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Fuller/Pastor; :16
SUPER=04-January 1990; 1:39
OUT Q=Lary Dowdy News 7.
((Sunday marks another milestone in the life of First Baptist Church in
Roanoke. Dr. Charles Fuller celebrates 35 years in the life of the church.
Upon his arrival, he was lucky to fill 1300 seats. Today, its one of his
SOT TC 13:30:44 church size
IN Q=One of the things...
((DR. CHARLES FULLER/PASTOR:ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED LARRY ABOUT
CHURCHES-CHURCHES ARE LIKE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE PERSONALITIES. ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT YOU DO IN A CHURCH OF THIS SIZE IS YOU CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE THE THINGS
THAT PUNCTUATE THE FACT THAT YOU'RE A FAMILY.))
OUT Q=you're a family.
You could say Dr. Charles Fuller has the best seat in the house...as he sits
in front of the chancel choirs and orchestra...pondering the mornings message.
SOT TC 13:32:39 Fuller
IN Q=I do love to preach...
((I DO LOVE TO PREACH OR TRY TO PREACH. SO I PREACH THE TWO MORNING SERVICES
AND EVENING SERVICE WITH SOME RARE EXCEPTIONS. SOME WOULD PROBABLY SAY I'M A
BIT STINGY ABOUT THE PULPIT. I GUESS I AM, BUT IT IS SOMETHING I ENJOY DOING.
COMMUNICATING WITH OUR PEOPLE. I ENJOY AT THIS AGE SHARING AND BARING MY
OUT Q=baring my heart.
Its been his vision to communicate--over the years--to those watching TV or
listening to radio at the noon hour through God's Minute.
He believes in what he preaches AND sports a quick wit.
SOT McKeever Retirement
SOT TC 13:48:56 Fuller
IN Q=Would you consider...
((Would you consider First Baptist Church the best kept secret?
CHARLES FULLER/PASTOR: WITHOUT A DOUBT. WITHOUT QUESTION. WE OFTEN SAY, ITS
AMERICA'S BEST KEPT SECRET. IN FACT, ITS A LOT LIKE ROANOKE. I THINK ROANOKE IS
ONE OF THE AMERICA'S BEST KEPT SECRETS AND CERTAINLY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FITS
OUT Q=fits that description.
Soft Music Under
Up next on the newscast, Steve Mason will have the score from your Hometown
and we'll hear some of the top ten reasons Elizabeth Dole thinks her
husband should be President.
MUSIC UP FULL
We start our smorgasboard of gridiron highlights with Patrick Henry and
Amherst at Victory Stadium.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Lancers;
Ed Scott had a concerned look early on as the Patriots quickly fell behind.
The Lancers grabbed an early 16-zip lead, including this 2 point
conversion, but PH comes back with a vengeance and wins 26-24.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Vikings vs. Wildcats;
Over at Northside, the Vikes and Rockbridge were locked in a scoreless
With 3 seconds left in the game, the Wildcats Travis Clark airs one into
the endzone, but it gets slapped away so we go to overtime.
Rockbridge went 4 and out. That
opened the door for John Doss who bulls SUPER=34-Northside/==6/Rockbridge/==0;
in from 7 yards out. Northside wins a thriller in OT, 6-nothing.
GRAPHIC=Bassett vs/. Martinsville
m In Peidmont District action, Bassett traveled crposs town to battle
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Bengals vs. Bulldogs; :00
The Dogs were groving before kickoff in this one as the band revs up the
But bassett gets in the house first. Just minutes into the game, Bengla
tailback carl Watkins scores from 5 yards out. a 2 point conversion
made it 8-zip Bassett.
The bengals went 15-3 in the second quarter..Watkins doing the damage
again, this time from 10 yards, But Martinsville comeback to win 24-15.
Highlights from 12 other games to bring you tonight on FFE with Mike
Stevens, who will join us in a few, but first the numbers.
IN Q=first score
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/48/Floyd Co./25/Carroll Co./24/Pulaski
SUPER=55-John Battle/19/Pocahontas Co./28/Altavista/19/Tunstall/54/Halifax
SUPER=55-Abingdon/No/Tazewell/Rpt./Graham/No/Princeton WV/Rpt./Patrick Henry
SUPER=55-Grayson Co./No/Gate City/Rpt.;
Still a head tonight, we will get you up to date on the AL championship
series, plus we will check in with the national Leaguers,
and the Express hit the Roanoke hard water looking to even their exhibition
record at 1 and 1.
The American League Championship Series went to Baltiomore tonight as the
Yankees paid cambden Yards a visit to take on the Baltimore Orioles in game 3.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Yankees vs. Orioles; :00
Venders were selling sticks with gloves on the end in dispute over the fan
interference play in New York in game 1.
We wpick upo the action in bottom of the first with Baltimore at the plate.
Todd Zeile crushes this two run shot to left to put the O's up 2-nothing.
The baltimore defense looked strong SUPER=35-New York/==5/Baltimore/==2;
as well. Here the Birds punch out the double play, but the Yankees score 4 runs
in the 8th to win 5-2. New York now leads the series 2 games to 1.
GRAPHIC=Express training camp
Tonight, the Express doubled up the South Carolina Stingrays tonight
6-3in an exhibition on the freezer floor at the Roanoke Civic center.
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. The Express goes on to win 6-3 and is now 1
and 1 in the exhibition season.
Virginia Tech's defensive lineup is a big concern for the Hokies as they
get ready 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"
Marshall rolls into VMI tomorrow to meet Keydets. The Thundering Herd is 5
anf OH and the nations topped ranked 1-Double A team.
SUPER=03-Lexington/October 8, 1984; :
The Last time V-M-I beat Marshall, it was 1984. Bill Stewart and Thundering
Herd head coach Bob Pruett were assistants under Sonny Randle.
The Thundering Herd is averaging over 31 points a game and the defense is
just as strong.
IN Q="We did move
((BILL STEWART/VMI HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=.....better and better."
Kickoff tomorrow in Lexington is at 1-Oclock.
In other 1-Double A football Liberty takes on Hofstra at 1:30 in Lynchburg.
Ferrum is 0 and 4 and will try to turn things around in Greensboro, at
Guilford College. Game time is 2pm.
SS=W & L
Washington & Lee is at Davidson at 1:30.
125 Late Model Stock cars have invaded the infield at the Martinsville
Speedway today to prepare for one of the last late Model Stock car races of the
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last October; :00
The Taco Bell 300 gets started at 12:30 Sunday afternoon, and as always the
challenge will be just making the 36 car field.
The 20 fastest drivers will make it in during first round qualifying
tomorrow, but if recent history is any indication starting in the back might be
IN Q="I always...
((TONY MCGUIRE/1995 TACO BELL 300 CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/1995 Taco Bell 300 Champion;
OUT Q=...GOT A SHOT."
SUPER=330-FROST WARNING/Clear And Cold/32-34/Mostly Sunny/Light SW Wind/64-68;
SUPER=331-FROST WARNING/Clear Skies/32-34/Sunny Day/Light Winds/65-69;
SUPER=332-FROST WARNING/Calm Wind/30-34/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/60-64;
SUPER=333-Widespread Frost/Clear & Cold/27-29/Sunny Skies/Light SW Wind/60-63;
SUPER=334-FROST WARNING/Calm Wind/30-34/Sunny Skies/Light Wind/60-63;
It will be back to the Batcave this weekend in Glenvar.
Television's original Batgirl is in the Valley appearing at a science
fiction and media convention.
Yvonne Craig has appeared in movies with Elvis and was even painted
completely green for an episode of Star Trek, but it is for her days as the
female caped crusader that she is best remembered.
That was 30 years ago, but even today fans refuse to forget T-V's Batman.
IN Q=I'm just amazed
OUT Q=parts flying. laughs
In the years since the series ended, Craig has worked in real estate and in
producing collectible phone cards.
She will appear this weekend at Rising Star 5 at Glenvar High School.
The convention features writer's and artists workshops, as well as a game
room and a memorabilia auction.
A special guest is reading Dave Letterman's top ten list tonight-
SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants Inc.;
The wife of Republican Presidential nominee Bob Dole did the honors-
((DAVE LETTERMAN: TOP TEN REASON WHY HER HUSBAND BOB DOLE SHOULD BE PRESIDENT.
ELIZABETH DOLE: THERE WILL BE NO MORE BIG MACS AT WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNERS.))
OUT Q=STATE DINNERS."
You can catch the rest of the top ten list on the Late Show with Dave
Letterman coming up after Friday Football Extra.