Coming up next on News 7 at Six...
Can he do what no Democrat has done in more than 30 years.
Bill Clinton brings his presidential campaign to Virginia, looking for a
rare democratic victory.
In sports, The Redskins were at home this afternoon the Winston Cup Drivers
were in Phoenix.
and Last night in New York, The Yankees celebrated winning their 23-rd World
Series with a 3 to 2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
You may have been doing some celebrating yourself today-- if you like
temperatures in the 70s.
Expect another warm one tomorrow-- along with the possibility of scattered
President Clinton was in Virginia today hoping to the first Democratic
presidential candidate to the state in more than 30 years.
Clinton campaigned with Democratic Senate candidate Mark Warner this
afternoon at Lee High School in Springfield.
The president spoke about family issues for half an hour before a crowd of
about nine-thousand people.
Warner said Clinton's positions on women and family values are similar to
IN Q=I think it's
((MARK WARNER/D- SENATE CANDIDATE:I THINK IT'S AN EASY CHOICE FOR ME TO SUPPORT
BILL CLINTON OVER BOB DOLE. AND I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE A DARN GOOD JOB
OF CARRYING VIRGINIA AND I'M GLAD THAT HE'S COMING INTO THE STATE CAMPAIGNING
AND FRANKLY CAMPAIGNING ON MY BEHALF AS WELL, BECAUSE THERE ARE AN AWFUL LOT OF
PEOPLE AROUND VIRGINIA THAT ARE VOTING FOR BILL CLINTON AND STILL THINKING OF
VOTING FOR JOHN WARNER.))
OUT Q=for John Warner.
This was Clinton's first campaign appearance in Virginia this year.
Dole has visited the Commonwealth at least five times since June.
Virginia hasn't voted Democratic in a presidential race since 19-64.
Political analyst Ray Garland says it isn't likely Clinton will win
But on the other hand he says it wouldn't be surprising either.
IN Q=whenever things
((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: WHENEVER THINGS ARE GOING WELL FOR AN
INCUMBENT PRESIDENT IT TENDS TO CARRY ACROSS THE BOARD. I MEAN YOU CAN TRACE
IT BACK TO ROOSEVELT IN 1936, EISENHOWER IN '56 AND NIXON IN '72 AND REAGAN IN
'84. THEY JUST CARRY EVERYTHING WHEN PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED THAT THINGS ARE
ABOUT AS WELL AS THEIR GOING TO GET. THE PRESIDENT BECOMES SORT OF A NATIONAL
RABBIT'S FOOT AND PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THE PRESIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Analyst;
OUT Q=change the president
Garland says the run for the presidency will be a three way race until the
He says Ross Perot's poll numbers have increased since September, due
largely to television advertising.
IN Q=it show's
((IT SHOWS THAT A GUY WHO HAS NO TELEVISION COMMERCIALS WAS DOWN AT TWO OR
THREE PERCENT IN THE POLLS AND HE DUMPS 30 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE TELEVISION
COMMERCIALS AND HE DOUBLES HIS NUMBERS BUT WHAT VERY FEW PEOPLE REALIZE IS,
THAT IS PUBLIC MONEY. THAT'S YOUR MONEY AND MY MONEY THAT THIS BILLIONAIRE IS
SPENDING ON THIS EGO-MANIACAL VENTURE OF HIS.))
OUT Q=venture of his
Ross Perot is making a campaign stop of his own in the Commonwealth.
The independent candidate is in Blacksburg tomorrow afternoon.
An accident involving a farm tractor and pick up truck killed a Campbell
Police say 72-year old Hubert Dudley Dun was driving his tractor down route
4-60 near the Campbell-Appomattox County line.
Dun apparently pulled out in front of the truck and the two vehicles
The tractor rolled on top of Dun.
He died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The accident happened around four yesterday afternoon.
Power has been restored to more than 16 hundred people in Roanoke County
who's power was knocked out because of a car accident last night.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;
A car apparently went out of control on West Main Street near Salem around
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.
It took A-E-P more than three hours to completely restore the power.
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Still to come on News 7 at Six,
State Police are warning residents in the New River Valley to watch out for
a con man pretending to be a trooper.
and it's been more than six months since a Alleghany County man adopted some
We'll see how the mustangs and their owner are doing.
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It turned out pretty nice-- with temperatures climbing even higher than we'd
The clouds lingered-- but there were some breaks here and there allowing the
sun to shine through.
Highs and lows around the region shaped up like this....
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State Police are looking for a scam artist in the New River Valley
The con man has been calling people on the phone, pretending to be a state
trooper raising money.
He tells them he needs to come to their homes to pick up the cash.
So far, it appears at least five people have fallen victim to the scam.
State Police say if anyone gets a call from someone with this particular
pitch, to get in touch with them.
Owning a piece of the wild west has always been Tim Broce's dream.
In March that dream came true.
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=owning trisket
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :02
SUPER=03-Lexington/March 16; :06
SUPER=01-Tim Broce/Mustang Owner; :14
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=SHE'S A PRETTY
((SHE'S A PRETTY GIRL. SHE'S A PRETTY GIRL.))
Owning Trisket and Alley is something Tim Broce has always wanted.
Broce bought the mustangs at a wild horse auction in Lexington.
That was seven months ago--seven months of learning lessons for Broce.
IN Q=IF SOMEBODY
((TIM BROCE/MUSTANG OWNER: IF SOMEBODY HASN'T FOOLED AROUND WITH BIG ANIMALS
OR HORSES I WOULD NOT SUGGEST A WILD MUSTANG. THEY HAVE A LOT OF POWER AND
ENERGY AND THEY'RE THINKING ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLANE THAN DOMESTIC HORSES.))
OUT Q=A DOMESTIC HORSE
Trisket and Alley roamed the ranges of Nevada before making this Alleghany
farm their home.
But their temperaments are as different as night and day.
Broce says Trisket is gentle and accepted human contact soon after the
And while Trisket isn't fully trained Broce can ride the gelding on a
Alley on the other hand is a bit on the wild side.
Broce says getting close to the mare has taken a lot of patience.
IN Q=BUT SHE PROGRESSES
((BUT SHE PROGRESSES RAPIDLY. SHE'S SMART. WE DIDN'T EVEN START WORKING WITH
HER UNTIL SEPTEMBER.))
OUT Q=UNTIL SEPTEMBER
Many horses like Trisket and Alley still roam the west and are starving.
So the Bureau of Land Management holds several adoptions a year to help
control the population of these herds.
Each horse is sold for 125 dollars.
Broce say the purchase is more than an investment.
IN Q=THEY'VE BEEN
((THEY'VE BEEN A LOT OF FUN. IT'S A BIG CHALLENGE. IT'S A DREAM REALIZED.))
OUT Q=DREAM REALIZED
Broce says buying the horses was just the beginning.
Turning these mustangs into good riding horses is living the dream.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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If you like apples there's a good chance you'll be paying more for them this
A late spring freeze, excessive rain and Hurricane Fran all helped cause
Virginia's apple crop to drop about 25 percent from last year's levels.
The state's apple growers this fall will produce about 100 million pounds
less than last year's harvest.
The extent of weather damage ranges widely, depending on location and
Virginia is the sixth-largest apple-producing state.
Record profits for a Martinsville activewear maker, and a Botetourt County
steel company is expanding.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape; :07
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Tultex is reporting record third quarter sales and profits.
The Martinsville based apparel company's third quarter earnings were more
than 13- million- dollars, up 41- percent over last year.
Optical Cable of Roanoke County has won another big defense contract.
This one is for a half million dollars worth of fiber optic cable that will
be installed on a U-S military base in Okinawa Japan.
The GE Drive Systems plant in Salem has received two honors.
One for its efforts to increase worker safety, another for its successful
pollution reduction program.
Precision Steel of Cloverdale is moving into the old Grumman Emergency
Products building in Roanoke, four years after the fire engine maker closed up
The steel fabrication will begin using the site immediately, and may hire up
to 50 new people to help do the work.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on the newscast,
In this week's feedback we'll have a letter from a viewer who says police
need to change their high-speed chase policies.
and these Danville students are using their consitutional right to vote a few
Our viewer mail this week brought some comments on whether the police need
to change their high-speed chase policies.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
IN Q=Southwest Virginia
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./September 30; :00
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
(( Southwest Virginia has seen two police pursuits that ended in fatal
collisions this year
The most recent was in Botetourt County in which a man in a stolen car fled
from State Police, hit two other motorists, one of whom died.
In that case, the state police broke off the pursuit before the accident.
But a viewer from Evington wrote:
When the police say that they abandoned a chase because they were approaching
a heavily traveled area, I ask: "How does the individual being chased know
that they are no longer being pursued?"...I realize, of course, that is not
reasonable or lawful for an offender to attempt to elude arrest by initiating
a chase situation. However, once begun, what outcome can one reasonably
expect from a vehicle chase? Since the offender is being chased -- perhaps
he/she might elude the police --- or, wreck the vehicle --- or, strike a
pedestrian, --- or, collide with another vehicle. I believe that police
should use teamwork for establishing traffic roadblocks to make the arrest, or
simply proceed to the offender's home or work to arrest them, or heaven
forbid, simply give-in and wait for another day if the arrest is for a simple
If you'd like to share your thoughts on issues in the news or our news
coverage with us, you can write us at News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke,
To send us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is email@example.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.
Day light savings ended this morning.
And fire officials are hoping that when citizens change their clocks it will
be a reminder to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.
They recommend changing smoke detector batteries every six months.
To encourage this practice the Roanoke City Fire Department is giving away
free batteries through November sixth.
You can pick up a battery at any city fire station.
They're not even old enough to vote, yet students at one Danville Middle
School have gained a perspective on politics few ADULTS have shared.
On Friday, Gibson Middle School hosted a mock Presidential convention--
complete with all the frills.
The fifth, sixth and seventh grade students have been preparing for the BIG
day for about two months.
Teachers hope the hands-on lesson in politics will pay off when the students
Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore also touted the importance of getting
IN Q=I'm going
((JAMES GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL:I'M JUST GOING TO ASK YOU, RIGHT NOW, DO
WE WANT TO HAVE KINGS AND DICTATORS OR DO WE WANT, DON'T WE WANT, TO DECIDE FOR
OURSELVES, WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO CONTROL OURSELVES AND RULE OUR OWN LIVES,
WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK, DO WE? APPLAUSE.
BOBBIE HUDSON/GIBSON MIDDLE SCHOOL: THIS IS WHEN IDEAS START FORMULATING, WHAT
THEIR GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE, THEIR CAREER PLANS AND A LOT OF THE STUDENTS
NOW ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN POLITICS AFTER WE HAVE DONE THIS SO WHO KNOWS, WE
MAY HAVE A FUTURE GOVERNOR SITING RIGHT IN HERE TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Bobbie Hudson/Gibson Middle School; :15
OUT Q=in here today.
The hands-on- lesson in politics isn't over.
Tomorrow the students will vote for the Presidential candidate of their
choice using an actual voting machine.
and coming up, The Winston Cup drivers battled in Phoenix this afternoon the
Panthers come up short.
But the Washington Redskins beat the Colts this afternoon to up their record
to 6 and 1.
Bobby Hamilton, in the S-T-P Pontiac owned by Richard Petty, picked up his
first win on the Winston Cup circuit this afternoon as he won the Dura Lube 500
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/TNN SPORTS; :
All eyes were on the three drivers challenging for the points championship
Jeff Gordon, who started the day second, was running 11-th at this point in the
His teammate, Terry Labonte, who is the leader by 32, was driving with a
fractured wrist but he managed to make to the top 5 early in the race.
But the hot car on the track belonged to Mark Martin. Martin dominated
early and led with 245 laps left in the race.
Later Martin would get into the side of Derrike Cope sending him spinning
and into the wall bringing out the caution.
Dale Jarrett, third in the points race, worked his way to the front and
he would take his turn with over 180 laps left in the race.
Labonte finally picked up the bonus points for leading the race when he
pulled to the front with 115 laps to go.
But Hamilton was quickly moving to the front of the field he took the lead
with 30 laps to go and pulled away from Martin and Labonte to win the Dura Lube
IN Q="I'm going to
((RICHARD PETTY/STP PONTIAC OWNER: ))
((BOBBY HAMILTON/DURA LUBE 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/STP Pontiac Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Dura Lube 500 Winner; :09
OUT Q= ......we done."
Mark Martin was second, Labonte third, Ted Musgrave fourth and Jeff Gordon
fifth. Dale Jarrett finished 8-th.
The Washington Redskins were home this afternoon putting their 5 and 1
record on the line against the Indianapolis Colts.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/NBC SPORTS; :
Leading 3 to nothing the Redskin offense went to the ground game Marc Logan
picked up 33 yards in two carries and the Skins were in the red zone.
A couple of plays later Terry Allen gets the call he cuts back to the
middle and scores from 9 yards out the Redskins led 10 to nothing.
The Colts added a field goal but Washington went to the air for its next
score. Gus Frerrotte hooks up with Leslie Shepherd on the 13 yard T-D pass and
Washington led 17 to 3.
The Colts capped a 65 yard 6 play drive when Marshal Falk scored from the
one but the Redskins led 17 to 13 at the half.
The Redskins gave it to Allen and
SUPER=30-Washington/31/Indianapolis/16/; he would score two second half
touuchdowns on this play he explodes through the line and cruises in from 32
yards out and Washington beats the Colts 31 to 16.
The Carolina Panthers made a trip up to Philadelphia today to take on the
Eagles at the Vet.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :
Dom Capers walking the sideline as the game is scoreless in the first
But it wouldn't stay that way long Eagle running back Ricky Watters gets
the call and he scores from three yards out and Philly took the 7 to nothing
lead in the first quarter.
The Eagles added another touchdown in the second quarter. Ty Detmer goes
SUPER=30-Philadelphia/20/Carolina/9/; to the air and hooks up with rookie
Jason Dunn on the 9 yard touchdown toss and the Eagles beat the Panthers 20 to
The Steelers, Giants, Packers and 49-ers also won today. for those and all
of this afternoon's N-F-L scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0100-j/San Francisco/10//Houston/9////Tampa Bay/7/j/Green Bay/13///;
SUPER=0100-/N.Y. Jets/17//Arizona/0/3///San Diego/6//Seattle/20/3//;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Last night in the "Big Apple" the New York Yankees won their first World
Series in 18 years.
The 3 to 2 victory over the defending champion Atlanta Braves was in game
six of the championship.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :
The game was just as close as the score indicates. But with two outs and
a runner on third Series M-V-P John Wetteland got Mark Lemke to fly out to
Charlie Hayes on third giving the Yankees the win.
For Wetteland he became the first reliever to record four saves in a Series.
IN Q="It's kind
((JOHN WETTELAND/SERIES MVP: ))
((JOE TORRE/YANKEE MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-John Wetteland/Series MVP; :
OUT Q=.......WE BEAT."
The Yankees win their 23-rd World Series and become the third team in history
to win a Series after dropping the first two games at home.
The Roanoke mens and womens basketball teams held their first practices of
the season yesterday.
There are some high hopes surrounding the men.
Coming off a sweet 16 appearance, Page Moir's team is ranked 2nd in the
nation by Street and Smith's and 3rd by the Sporting News.
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
((NATHAN HUNGATE/MAROON POINT GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Nathan Hungate/Maroon Point Guard; :15
OUT Q=...this year"
How did the first day go for the 95 ODAC champs?
((JASON BISHOP/MAROON GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Jason Bishop/Pre-Season All-American Pick; :00
OUT Q=...right now"