A debate of agreement today between the two Warners.... they both say
smoking can kill you.
Two women at V-M-I. They're not cadets, but may want to be next year.
The story from Lexington coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
In sports, We'll have first round qualifying from the Rock, a preview of
tonight's Salem Northside football game,
And Frank Anzalone talks about the Express home season opener tonight at the
A much advertised cold front is moving through at this hour bringing
damaging winds and locally heavy rain. The weekend looks windy and cool.
Both John Warner and Mark Warner agree: smoking's addictive and it can kill
That today in the final Senate debate -- that yielded to an agreement for
Ellen Qualls was in Reston with the candidates.
IN Q=Sometimes you can
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Reston.
(( Sometimes you can learn more from candidates' agreements than their
John Warner talks the talk on tobacco and has fiercely opposed FDA
But he says Congress should "discourage smoking, particularly among teens."
sot T1 13:10:17
((JOHN WARNER: I SAW MY FATHER DIE. ALTHOUGH I WAS IN THE NAVY, I GOT HOME
OCCASSIONALLY. I SAW HIM DIE OF CANCER AND INTERNAL CANCER FROM HEAVY
sot T1 13:10:31
((MARK WARNER: RICHARD I THINK TOBACCO IS ADDICTIVE.))
But Mark Warner also opposes FDA regulation -- much to his wife's dismay.
It's another kind of smoking that gave Mark Warner some trouble today.
sot T1 13:05:31
((MARK WARNER; I HAVE ADMITTED THAT I TRIED MARIJUANA WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE.
IT WAS WRONG. I HAVE THREE YOUNG DAUGHTERS. BELIEVE ME, NO ONE WANTS TO MAKE
SURE ...DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS THAN I DO.))
sot T1 13:05:08
((JOHN WARNER: I DON'T KNOW MY OPPONENT'S BACKGROUND. AND FRANKLY, I DON'T
THINK IT'S AN ISSUE THAT'S GOING TO DETERMINE THIS ELECTION.))
One issue Mark Warner is clearly concerned will determine the election is
John Warner's 1994 rejection of fellow Republican Oliver North.
SOT t3 14:03:10
((MARK WARNER: I HEAR IT FROM VOTERS. I WANTED THEM TO ASK THEMSELVES SHOULD
I REALLY CAST A THANK YOU VOTE, OR LOOK AT THE VERY REAL ISSUE DIFFERENCES
SOT STANDUP FIRST ONE!!!!
((MORE SPARKS FLEW YESTERDAY IN AN EDITORIAL SESSION WITH THE WASHINGTON POST.
MARK WARNER'S GOT ONLY 18 DAYS TO GET EVEN INTO THE SINGLE DIGIT POLL
He's got one more shot outside of his paid ads.
John Warner's agreed to a November first debate -- in front of the state's
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Reston.))
By this time next year women on post at V-M-I may not get a second look.
They got a lot of looks today. In addition to curious upperclassmen, the
media turned out in droves to catch a glimpse of two high school girls.
They were among 50-some high school seniors spending the weekend at
Virginia Military Institute, part of V-M-I's annual open house for prospective
Amy Abraham from Cleveland, Tennessee was nervous enough- -just being here-
-much less having to declare a major.
NAT SOT Chemistry 11:36:40
**KEITH on ENG**
Neither she nor Angelica Garza wanted anything to do with reporters.
IN Q=I'm sorry, Sir
((AMY ABRAHAM/PROSPECTIVE CADET: I'M SORRY, SIR. WE'RE STARTING THE PROGRAM.
MAYBE LATER ON. I CAN'T NOW.))
SUPER=01-Amy Abraham/Prospective VMI Cadet
OUT Q=I can't now.
Later, she did say she was drawn by "honor, integrity and leadership
training," but V-M-I's media ground rules forbade us from pursuing the students
beyond that point.
Their male counterparts were unphased by it.
IN Q=I would have preferred
((I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO HAVE MY CLASS THE LAST ALL-MALE CLASS. BUT EVERYONE
ELSE HAS TO DEAL WITH IT, SO I WILL, TOO.))
SUPER=01-Bryan Methena/Prospective Cadet
OUT Q=I will, too.
The boys will spend tonight and tomorrow in the barracks- -along side
The girls will share a room specially created in an adjoining building-
-though it's a little more plush... with carpeting and a private bath.
The fate of a woman accused of killing her two week old daughter is in the
hands of a Roanoke Circuit Court jury.
28 year old Veronica Via is accused of fatally beating her daughter Jasmine
The prosecution is seeking a first degree murder conviction.
But the jury, which has just begun deliberations, has the option of
convicting on a lesser charge.
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Still to come on News 7 at 6---
Federal investigators will try to get to the bottom of an industrial accident
that's left a Fincastle man in critical condition.
and an auto plant shutdown in Ohio may mean good things for the Volvo-GM
factory in Dublin.
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A guard at a state correctional unit in Botetourt County has resigned
following his arrest on drug charges.
Police say a search of Richard Quarles' Roanoke County home turned up three
ounces of cocaine and a pound of marijuana.
The arrest followed an anonymous tip from a scanner buff who overheard
suspicious telephone conversations.
Authorities say Quarles was already under investigation, but the tip helped
them secure the search warrant.
Investigators say they have no evidence that Quarles distributed drugs at
the Botetourt Correctional Unit.
Virginia safety investigators are looking into an accident in Christiansburg
where a man was crushed by a steel beam.
30- year- old Mike Brogan of Fincastle was pinned underneath a girder after
the set of beams he and a co- worker were standing on gave way.
Brogan's in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The accident took place behind the Ames Textile plant.
Investigators want to determine if safety rules associated with steel beam
work were followed.
The closing of a Volvo- GM plant in Ohio stands to benefit its facility in
the New River Valley.
Volvo- GM says it will consolidate its truck assembly operations into its
Dublin manufacturing complex.
The Ohio plant that will close has nearly 500 employees.
Some will be offered jobs elsewhere with Volvo- GM.
But the company did NOT say anything about new hires at the Dublin plant.
About 200 people have been laid off there this year.
The move does promise to bring more production to the Dublin site.
One of the candidates who's looking to take the Sixth District Congressional
Seat compares himself to David in a David and Goliath style- race.
Democrat Jeff Grey says he has his slingshot ready and he hopes voters will
be casting stones for him come election day.
Jay Moore has the profile.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Jeff Grey/(D) Candidate for Congress; :23
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.
SOT nat sound 4:37:07
IN Q=One thing about
((GREY: ONE THING ABOUT ME IS I'M A MIDDLE CLASS WORKING PERSON JUST LIKE MOST
OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT'S THOSE INTERESTS I WANT TO TAKE TO
OUT Q=take to congress.
A middle class man working for middle class families.
That's been the idea behind Jeff Grey's campaign.
The 31- year- old communications technician said he decided to run because
his opponent is out of touch with working families.
IN Q=He's taken on
((GREY: HE'S TAKEN ON THE BELTWAY WAY OF THINKING. HE BRAGS THAT HE
REPRESENTS REPUBLICAN VALUES. I BRAG THAT I REPRESENT THE VALUES OF THE
OUT Q=of the people
Grey has been working for Columbia Gas Transmission Corp in Rockbridge
County since being discharged from the Navy in 1988.
He says his working- class background is an advantage in the race.
IN Q=I'm a working
((GREY: I'M A WORKING PERSON. I SEE A JOB IN FRONT OF ME I WANT TO DO WHAT IT
TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE. LET'S DO AWAY WITH THE RHETORIC. ))
OUT Q=with the rhetoric.
Grey says the people in the district are being misrepresented.
He challenges voters to look at Bob Goodlatte's voting record.
Grey contends that the incumbent voted against the family leave act, minimum
wage and now he wants to cut Medicare.
IN Q=I felt the
((GREY: I FELT THE IMPACT THE LEGISLATURE THAT MY OPPONENT AND NEWT GINGRICH
PASSED OR TRIED TO PASS. IT HURTS MY FAMILIES AND WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS THE
UNITED STATES. ))
OUT Q=across the United States.
Earlier this week, Grey picked up an endorsement from the National Council
of Senior Citizens.
Grey says he wants to make several changes if elected including the way
people think of government.
IN Q=We need to
((GREY: WE NEED TO ANALYZE EVERY BUREAU, DEPARTMENT, AND AGENCY AS A
GOVERNMENT, APPROPRIATE MONEY WHERE OUR PRIORITIES EXIST AND CUT WASTE, FRAUD,
AND ABUSE IN EACH ONE OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS. ))
OUT Q=of these department.
Grey has practically depleted his savings and borrowed on his house to cover
expenses while on leave from his job.
But he says it'll be worth it to take down a key Republican.
IN Q=I think they
((GREY: I THINK THEY CAN CERTAINLY BE IMAGINED AS THE GIANTS OUT THERE THAT
ARE TAUNTING OUR SOCIETY. AND I'LL GLADLY PLAY DAVID IN THAT. THE VOTERS HAVE
THE STONE AND THAT'S THEIR VOTE. I'VE GOT THE SLINGSHOT AND WITH THEIR HELP WE
CAN CAST THE STONE AND KNOCK GOLIATH RIGHT OUT OF THAT SEAT FOR OFFICE.))
OUT Q=seat for office.
The other candidate trying to take that seat is Libertarian challenger Jay
We'll hear from him on Monday.
Jay Moore, News 7, Roanoke.
The stock market ends the week still in record territory.
The Dow climbed 35 points to finish at six thousand 94.
NASDAQ gains half a point.
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer Prevention
The number of deaths attributed to breast cancer has fallen in recent years.
But research shows that 11- percent of all women will develop the disease at
some point in their lives.
This afternoon, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Day... free
mammograms were offered outside the Town Square Shopping Center.
The goal was to perform screenings on women who otherwise couldn't afford
them... but the program was offered to everyone.
Doctors say they want to erase the stigma associated with the disease.
IN Q=There is
((DR. ALAN HENRY/BREAST CARE CENTER: THERE IS A GREAT MISCONCEPTION OUT THERE
THAT BREAST CANCER CAN NOT BE TREATED. THAT IT IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS A DEATH
SENTENCE. AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS HELP CHANGE THAT PUBLIC PERCEPTION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Henry/Breast Care Center;
The program was sponsored by the Tranquility Foundation and the Breast Care
Center of the Blue Ridge.
A similar event is scheduled for next month.
The Roanoke Valley's first small business incubator has received some
national attention lately...now it's going international.
The project manager of a small business incubator in Hungary came to town to
tour the New Century Venture Center.
IN Q=This is
((LISA ISON/NEW CENTURY VENTURE CENTER: THIS IS THE ONLY ACTUAL INCUBATOR IN
THE AREA HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO VISIT. HE WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT WE'RE
DOING HERE. AND THE BASIC CONCEPT OF INCUBATORS ALL OVER THE WORLD IS THE
SUPER=01-Lisa Ison/New Century Venture Center;
OUT Q=the same.
Incubators provide entrepreneurs with low cost office space and management
80- percent of the firms that have been launched in incubators are still in
business, a pretty strong success rate.
The New Century Venture Center just signed up its sixth tenant since opening
two- and- a- half- months ago.
Virginia Asset Financing will put its new Roanoke branch there.
The company helps small firms across the Commonwealth get funding to help
grow their businesses.
The Racing came before the rain this afternoon at Rockingham as the Winston
Cup drivers were able to get in first round qualifying.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00
Dale Jarrett, who comes into this weekend third in the points race won the
pole with a speed of 157 point 194 miles an hour.
IN Q="As far as...
((DALE JARRETT/A.C. DELCO 400 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/A.C. Delco 400 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...AROUND HERE."
Jeff Gordon was third and Terry Labonte 19th.
Here is the entire top 25 from the Rock.
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Mark Martin//5. Bobby Labonte;
SUPER=0107-6. John Andretti//7. Robby Gordon//8. Kenny Wallace//9. Ted
Musgrave//10. Todd Bodine;
SUPER=0107-11. Kyle Petty//12. Hut Stricklin//13. Geoff Bodine//14. Jimmy
Spencer//15. Dale Earnhardt;
SUPER=0107-16. Bill Elliott//17. Brett Bodine//18. Rick Mast//19. Terry
Labonte//20. Ernie Irvan;
SUPER=0107-21. Dick Trickle//22. Jeff Burton//23. Lake Speed//24. Darrell
Waltrip//25. Rusty Wallace;
As we said, over a dozen games on the menu for Friday Football Extra. One
of the featured attractions pits Northside against Salem.
Steve Mason has a few pregame morsels for us to feast our eyes on. Steve.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Football Coach; :32
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Football Coach; 1:06
OUT Q=.....back to roy in the studio"
It's Week 8 of Friday Football Extra and we have a super lineup of 14 games
for the show tonight.
Here's a look at tonight's schedule.
IN Q=FIRST TEAM
OUT Q=....LAST TEAM."
Just a few minutes ago the Martinsville at Magna Vista game was been
postponed until tomorrow night at 7.
The Giles at Bland Co. has also been moved until tomrorow night.
The Virginia Cavaliers put their top 20 national ranking on the line tomorrow
at high noon against North Carolina State at Scott Stadium.
UVa is 4 and 1 while the Pack is 1 and 4, BUT, State is dangerous and having
it's back against the wall is just one of the many reasons why.
IN Q="they have
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00
OUT Q=...lot of weapons"
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And don't forget you can watch the Cavs and State hook up tomorrow at Noon
right here on your hometown station.
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And we'll also have the Florida-Auburn game at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon.
This Saturday in area football, Washington & Lee will kickoff with
Hampden-Sydney for a school record 54th meeting. Gametime is 1:30.
Ferrum enters the season's halfway point looking for its first win. They
Kickoff at 1:30 with Chowan College in town.
And VMI will travel south to battle Tennesse Chattanooga. The 0 and 6
Keydets' last win was against the Mocassins last year. They kickoff at 1
The Atlanta Braves are the first team to come from a three to one deficit
and win a National League Championship Series.
Javy Lopez, Fred McGriff and Andrew Jones ripped two run homers as the
Braves beat the Cardinals 15 to nothing.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SPORTS; :
Lopez was named the Series most valuable player. He batted 542 with two
homers and six R-B-I's.
The Braves catcher tied marks with four hits in game five and 13 hits in
IN Q="it seems...
((JAVY LOPEZ/SERIES MVP: ))
SUPER=01-Javy Lopez/Series M-V-P; :
The World Series is scheduled to open tomorrow night in The Big Apple but
rain is threatening game one.
The Roanoke Express opened its season on the road last night and despite a
solid performance Roanoke loses to the Knoxville Cherokees 6 to 4.
The Express opens its home season tonight taking on Huntington and
tomorrow night The Raleigh Icecaps pay a visit to the Roundhouse.
IN Q="They're important...
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :
OUT Q=...home a winner."
Face off tonight is seven-thirty and we'll have the highlights at 11.
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