Coming up next on News 7 at 11
1600 people in Roanoke County lost their electricity tonight after a car hit
a power pole.
F-B-I agents critically wound a southwest Virginia murder suspect in
Tennessee, but not before he shot one of the agents.
And Richard Jewell says he hopes everyone will now know he's innocent.
We'll tell you about a letter he got today.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Good evening, here's what's happening.
The subject of a two state man-hunt is in critical condition tonight after a
Bradley Duane Osborne is suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend in
F-B-I agents caught up with him early this morning... he shot one agent
before they shot him.
Richard Jewell got the word in black and white today. A letter to his
lawyer from the U.S. attorney's office, saying Jewell is no longer a suspect in
the Olympic bombing investigation.
And in the New River Valley, the search for the source of an outbreak of
legionnaires disease continues.
The latest tonight on News 7 at 11
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A car accident knocked out power to about 16 hundred people in Roanoke
A car apparently went out of control on West Main Street near Salem.
It hit a building and a power pole before flipping upside down and catching
Someone was able to get the driver out of the car.
He was taken to the hospital... there's no word on his condition.
Power crews are working on the outage right now... They've gotten about half
the power restored...
It should take about 2 more hours to finish the job.
The man who lead police on a crime spree that spanned two states is in
critical condition tonight.
Bradley Duane Osborne is suspected of killing one woman in Virginia, one in
Tennessee and attacking four others.
Osborne's mother told police last night her son called her from Lakeland
SUPER=03-Lakeland City, TN;
Early this morning, F-B-I agents found him in an out-building.
They say Osborne opened fire hitting one agent.
Osborne was then shot twice.
The F-B-I agent who was hit is in fair condition tonight.
Investigators are still looking for the cause of an outbreak of
Legionnaires' Disease in the New River Valley.
The number of confirmed cases has climbed to eight.
Three people are still in area hospitals, the other five have been treated
The Center for Disease Control has been called in to help the New River
Valley Health District investigate the outbreak.
Members of the research team spent the morning reviewing patients' charts
looking for the common thread which connects all the patients.
Now everyone who has pneumonia is being tested for the legionella bacteria.
This bacteria is detectable up to four weeks after the infection has
IN Q=CERTAINLY THE MORE
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER VALLEY HEALTH DISTRICT: CERTAINLY THE MORE CASES
WE HAVE THE BETTER WE ARE TO PLOT SOME OF THE GRAPHS WE NEED TO LOOK AT
LINKAGES, THE MORE INFORMATION WE HAVE TO DETERMINE LINKAGE AND THE BETTER
POSSIBILITY WE HAVE OF CULTURING THIS BACTERIA WHICH WE CAN COMPARE TO ANY
ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING OR CULTURES THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District;
OUT Q=WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING
Legionella bacteria is one of the most common causes of pneumonia.
Hershey says more cases are likely to be discovered since all pneumonia
patients are being tested for Legionnaire's Disease.
The symptoms are similiar to the flu, with a loss of appetite, fatigue, body
aches, headache, chills, and a high fever.
The cloud of suspicious around Richard Jewell has officially been lifted by
Jewell lawyer recieved a letter from the U.S. Attorney's office today saying
Jewell is no longer a suspect in the Olympic Park bombing.
IN Q=based on the evidence
((RICHARD JEWELL/FORMER SUSPECT; BASED ON THE EVIDENCE DEVELOPED TO DATE, YOUR
CLIENT, RICHARD JEWELL IS NOT CONSIDERED A TARGET OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATION INTO THE BOMBING JULY 27TH, 1996, AT CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK IN
SOMETHING I'VE KNOW ALL ALONG, JUST NOW MAYBE EVERYBODY ELSE WILL KNOW IT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Jewell/Former Suspect
OUT Q=else will know it
When Jewell returned home, he asked reporters to leave the property, saying
he'll talk to them on Monday.
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Still to come on News 7,
The Episcopal Church in western Virginia has a new leader.
and California firefighters are dealing with another wildfire..this one the
work of an arsonist.
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Light showers are tapering off tonight-- but you probably still won't need
the sunglasses tomorrow.
The moisture's also creating some areas of fog, so be extra cautious if
you're going to be out later tonight.
Generally, very light rain fell today and this evening...
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The city of St. Petersburg is still under a state of emergency, following
riots Thursday night.
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
Community leaders met today, trying to find ways to calm tensions that
flared when a white police officer shot a black motorist.
The mayor says it's everyone's problem.
IN Q=because I think
((DAVID FISHER/ST. PETERSBURG MAYOR; BECAUSE I THINK THIS WAS A WAKEUP CALL
NOT JUST FOR ST. PETERSBURG, NATIONALLY THAT THERE'S THINGS IN COMMUNITIES THAT
NEED TO BE CORRECTED, OR THIS WILL FLARE UP AGAIN. ))
SUPER=01-David Fisher/St. Petersburg Mayor;
OUT Q=flare up again
Police officials say as long as calm continues, they'll scale back police
presence on the streets.
Rain is reportedly helping firefighters battle another blaze which has
residents in Southern California on their toes.
This one an act of arson.
A 300-acre fire fanned by gusty winds raced out of control last night in
Ventura, scorching brush near homes as residents in some areas evacuated and
people in other areas prepared for evacuations.
The damp weather so far has blocked the return of the dry, seasonal Santa
Ana wind which fanned a half-dozen fires in the past week.
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Lake Gaston pipeline OPPONENTS won a small victory.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the Clean Water Act gives North
Carolina veto power over the project.
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Virginia Beach and Chesapeake have already spent over 75-million dollars to
build half the pipeline.
A federal appeals court and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission now
have to agree with the EPA to stop the pipeline.
A new leader is at the helm of the Episcopal Church in western Virginia.
This morning in Blacksburg, the Reverend Neff Powell was consecrated as the
region's fifth Episcopal Bishop since 1919.
Powell comes to the Roanoke Valley from Salem, Oregon.
It was his interest in small churches that played a major role in his
election over four other finalists.
IN Q=One is reassuring
((NEFF POWELL/EPISCOPAL BISHOP: ONE IS SIMPLY REASSURING SMALL CHURCHES THAT
THEY ARE VALUABLE AND HAVE A ROLE IN THE DIOCESE AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO CLOSE
THEM OR DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THAT'S A PIECE OF IT AND THE OTHER PIECE IS TO
TRY AND FIND NEW AND CREATIVE WAYS TO REASSURE AND ENCOURAGE AND BUILD UP THE
LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR SMALL CONGREGATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Neff Powell/Episcopal Bishop;
OUT Q=our small congregations.
Powell succeeds Bishop Heath Light who has lead the diocese (DIE-oh-sis) of
southwestern Virginia since 1979.
Light faced controversies including the revision of the prayer book and the
ordination of women, but says some of the greatest difficulties were also
points of pride.
IN Q=We presently have
((HEATH LIGHT/RETIRING BISHOP: WE PRESENTLY HAVE APPROXIMATELY A DOZEN WOMEN
PRIESTS IN CHARGE OF CONGREGATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DIOCESE. AND I TAKE A GREAT
DEAL OF PRIDE IN THAT, NOT PERSONAL PRIDE, BUT THAT THE CHURCH WAS ABLE TO DO
THIS AND THE CONGREGATIONS WERE ABLE TO DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Heath Light/Retiring Bishop;
OUT Q=to do it.
Bishop Light will continue to live in Roanoke, but soon he heads to the
French West Indies where he will take on a small congregation for several
To hear more from both bishops, watch the public affairs program On Record,
tomorrow morning at eleven.
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Still to come on the newscast,
A Floyd County Mill is getting a new lease on life.
and the 23rd annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival brought hundreds of people to
We'll take you there, when News 7 continues.
Talks between negotiators for General Motors and the United Auto Workers
have recessed for the night.
They resume tomorrow.
The union has imposed a strike deadline for 11-59 tommorrow night.
There's no word on progress from either side on the talks being held behind
closed doors at G-M headquarters.
The old Nolen Mill hasn't run in 20 years.
Until now that is.
After years of hard work the Floyd County mill is getting a new lease on
Denise Allen and videographer Rob Monroe show how the retoration project is
IN Q=They Planed lumber
SUPER=00-Phil Gettel/Mill Owner; :05
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :22
OUT Q=News 7
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IN Q=THEY PLANED LUMBER
((PHIL GETTEL/MILL OWNER: THEY PLANED LUMBER HERE. THAT THEY HAD A BUILDING
WHERE THEY REPAIRED CLOCKS RIGHT NEXT TO THE MILL. THESE PEOPLE WERE
OUT Q=PEOPLE WERE SELF SUFFICIENT
This is just a part of the history of Phil Gettel's 83 year old mill.
He's contacted former owners and life time county residents to learn about
Gettel says this helps him breath life back into grist mill.
The revival started with new windows, a roof and work on the water wheel.
The work on the wheel included hours of removing rust with a wire brush.
IN Q=THEY INSTALLED IT
((THEY INSTALLED IT IN 1938. IT REPLACED A TURBINE THAT WAS HERE. IT IS 20
FEET HIGH AND FOUR FEET WIDE. IT HAS 60 BUCKETS AND PROBABLY CAN GENERATE 25
OUT Q=GENERATE 25 HORSEPOWER
The new flume brings water to the wheel but many of the wheel buckets have
rusted through and still need repair.
Gettel says to bring the wheel up to full speed he also needs to get more
water to the mill.
IN Q= I HAVE SOME
((I HAVE SOME BREAKS IN THE UPPER PART OF THE RACE, WHICH IS TOTAL 3000 FEET
LONG. I HAVE SOME WORK TO DO UP AT THE DAM TO ACTUALLY START FEEDING THE WATER
TO THE WHEEL FROM PINE CREEK.))
OUT Q=FROM PINE CREEK
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Gettel has used some creative financing to fund this project.
IN Q=I'VE COLLECTED
((I'VE COLLECTED OVER TWO TONS OF ALUMINUM CANS AND I TRY TO SELL WHEN THE
PRICE IS UP. I LIKE TO PUT THE MONEY I GET THEN BACK INTO THE MILL.))
OUT Q=INTO THE MILL
More than 140 mills use to dot Floyd County's countryside only about 17
IN Q=i've always liked
((I'VE ALWAYS LIKED OLD MILLS. EVER SINCE MY GRANDFATHER AND I WOULD GO
FISHING BY AN OLD MILL. I JUST LOVE TO LISTEN TO THEM RUN AND I THINK IT'S
IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE A PIECE OF HISTORY.))
OUT Q=PIECE OF HISTORY
Preserving history isn't all Gettel has planned.
Instead of grinding corn he says the restored mill will generate electricity
for his home.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Some teenagers celebrated their first real Halloween tonight.
Exchange students from Germany and Indonesia have spent the last few months
in various schools in our area.
Most European countries don't celebrate Hallowean.
So tonight's party was a real treat.
IN Q=My english teacher
OUT Q=is here...laugh out.
The Slomczewski's (Slum-chess-keys) decorate their home each year plus
they're hosting one of the exchange students.
So they decided to throw a party for other area students.
If you wondering why the students aren't celebrating Hallowean on
Thursday...that's because it's a school night.
Robert Majors intercepted three passes and returned two for touchdowns
tonight as the Roanoke rush opened the Minor League football playoffs with a 50
to nothing win over Carolina.
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a little wet at Victory Stadium tonight but a few fans showed up for the
The Rush gets on the board early Anthony Merchant takes the handoff and
bulls over up the middle to make it 8 to nothing Roanoke.
Roanoke would score later in the SUPER=36-Roanoke/50/Carolina/0/;first
half Darren Graham with the fake but he hooks up with Billy Pate on the
touchdown pass and Roanoke goes on to win it 50 to nothing.
The Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a Big East victory today knocking off
Pittsburgh 34 to 17.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Panthers; :00
SUPER=01-Shawn Scales/Two Touchdown Catches; :44
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/34/Pittsburgh/17/; :54
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:04
OUT Q=.......next one."
((A rainy day greeted the Tech Players as they made their way on to Worsham
After trailing 3 to nothing in the first quarter< The Hokies got on the
board Ken Oxendine takes the handoff and scores from the six to give Tech the 7
to 3 lead with 9 minutes left in the first.
Pitt would counter with this two yard touchdown by Dewayne Schulters to
make it 10 to 7 Pittsburgh.
The Hokies led by three at the Half but the Panthers would take the lead
as Quarterback Matt Lytle goes in to score from the two to make it 17 to 13.
The Tech Offense answered the call. Jim Druckenmiller goes to the air and
lays it out for Shawn Scales for one of his two touchdowns on the day and the
Hokies took a 10 point lead.))
((SHAWN SCALES/CAUGHT TWO TOUCHDOWN PASSES: ))
((Ken Oxendine would score his second touchdown with over six minutes left in
the game and the Hokies beat the Panthers 34 to 17.))
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
Head Coach Frank Beamer confirmed the suspension of a couple of players
after today's game.
Linebacker Tony Morrison and Punter John Thomas have been suspended
It's Morrison's second suspension this season.
Tiki Barber rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown but it was not enough as
Florida State holds on to beat Virginia 31 to 24.
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It was the Warrick Dunn Tiki Barber show in the first half. Dunn takes the
handoff and goes over the left side cuts back and out runs the Cavalier defense
for a 65 yard touchdown and the Seminoles led 7 to nothing.
But Virginia came back putting the ball into Tiki's Hands he turns the
corner turns on the speed and he takes it in from 48 yards out to make it 7 to
7 with 2:19 left in the first quarter.
Florida State led 14 to 7 but the Cavaliers tied it at 14 when Aaron Brooks
comes in and dives over from the one to make it at 14 to 14.
Virginia took the lead at the half Rafael Garcia booting the 38 yard field
goal to make it 21 to 14 Cavaliers.
The Seminoles scored 17 points in SUPER=36-Florida
St./31/Virginia/24/;the second half the back breaker came in the fourth
quarter Rock Preston taking the handoff and scoring from 42 yards out and
Florida State beats Virginia 31 to 24.
Miami and West Virginia squared off in a Big East showdown.
SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN/Vols vs Crimson Tide; :
In Knoxville, Tennessee's jay Graham scored on a 5 yard run and then he
takes off to the races on this 79 yard touchdown as Tennessee beats Alabama.
For that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
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SUPER=0101-/Northeastern/14/j/William & Mary/21////C.
SUPER=0101-j/Hampton/20//S. Carolina St./14////Emory &
SUPER=0101-/Sewanee/21/j/W & L/24///j/Maryland/22//Duke/19///;
SUPER=0101-j/Navy/47//Wake Forest/18////C. Florida/20/j/Georgia Tech/27///;
SUPER=0101-j/Syracuse/45//Boston College/17///j/Miami#25/10//West Va.#25/7///;
SUPER=0101-/Ohio State#2/38//Iowa#20/26///j/Arizona St.#4/41//Stanford/9///;
SUPER=0101-j/Kansas St.#16/42//Oklahoma/35///j/Penn St.#17/48//Indiana/26///;
SUPER=0101-j/Clinch Valley/31//Maryville/20///j/Norfolk St./14//Elizabeth
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Game six of the World Series in New York tonight Bobby Labonte's on the pole
and Steve Mason was at Greenhill Park for a big afternoon of Rugby.
The Yankees returned to the "Big Apple" tonight and won their 23-rd World
Series title beating the Atlanta Braves 3 to 2.
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The Yankees would rally for three runs in the third. Joe Giraldi hits a shot
over Grissom's head in center field scoring Paul O'Neil and New York Led 1 to
Moments Later Derek Jeter hits a bullet up the middle into centerfield
for a single scoring Giraldi and the Yankees took the 2 to nothing lead.
Still in the third, Bernie SUPER=35-New York/3/Atlanta/2/;Williams belts
a single to centerfield Jeter scores from second the Yankees led 3 to nothing
and New YOrk wins it 3 to 2.
IN Q=First audio
((JOE GIRARDI/YANKEE CATCHER: ))
SUPER=01-Joe Girardi/Yankee Catcher; :00
OUT Q=.....was great."
GRAPHIC=Ed and Sandy Lee Cup
Some big time Rugby over at Green Hill Park this afternoon 27 teams in 4
divisions are competing for the Ed and Sandy Lee Cup this weekend.
Steve mason takes a look at the first day of competion.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Delaney/Mary Washington College; :18
SUPER=01-Amy Porter/Virginia Tech Team Captain; :42
SUPER=01-Johnny McLean/Mid-Atlantic Rugby Union Director; :59
OUT Q=news 7 sports"
Winston Cup Points leader Terry Labonte will start 30-th tomorrow in
Phoenix. His brother Bobby captured the pole this afternoon for the Dura Lube
500 with a record speed of 131 point 076 miles per hour.
Here's a look at the top 20.
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SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/131.976/2. Mike Skinner//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Ken
Schrader//5. Dale Jarrett;
SUPER=0107-6. Mark Martin//7. Kenny Wallace//8. Rick Mast//9. Rusty
Wallace//10. Jeremy Mayfield//;
SUPER=0107-11. Bill Elliott//12. Ernie Irvan//13. Todd Bodine//14. John
Andretti//15. Sterling Marlin//;
SUPER=0107-16. Joe Nemechek//17. Bobby Hamilton//18. Darrell Waltrip//19. Jeff
Gordon//20. Wally Dallenbach//;
The Roanoke Express was on the road tonight at South Carolina and The
Stingrays win the game 4 to 1.
Roanoke's goal was scored by rookie Jeff Loeder.
Roanoke returns to the Roundhouse Tuesday night against the Stingrays.
It's one of the largest celebrations of authentic folkways in Virginia.
Today hundreds of visitors made their way to the Blue Ridge Folklife
Festival in Ferrum.
We close the newscast tonight with this photo-essay from Videographer Tim
Have a good night.