Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
You've got to move fast to keep up with them.
Bob Dole and Bill Clinton are traveling the country during the last weekend
of the campaign.
A massive merger between the nation's number 2 long distance company and a
And we'll meet some hunters trying to help the hungry this fall.
News 7 is next.
Good evening, Bob Dole continues his campaign marathon tonight.
SUPER=03-Hausbrouk Heights, NJ;
Dole rolled into New Jersey at 5am where a large crowd greeted him at an all
Dole says he's making progress.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;
Bill Clinton is trying to turn the tide in Texas, saying that Republicans
are ignoring his economic successes.
He wasn't talking about Democratic fundraising problems.
And a huge merger is in the works.
The nation's number 2 long distance company, MCI, will be bought by British
Telcom in a multi-billion dollar deal.
Those stories, plus we'll tell you how cold it's going to get....
Tonight on News 7 at 11.
Bob Dole's round-the-clock campaign continues... and he says he's making
Sandra Hughes has the latest on Dole's marathon run for the White House.
SUPER=03-Hasbrouk Hts., NJ; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Candidate For President; :28
SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Former Joint Chiefs of Staff; 1:02
SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; 1:18
OUT Q=CBS News, St. Louis
((BY DAWN BOB DOLE'S 96 HOUR CAMPIAGN MARATHON WAS JUST
HITTING ITS STRIDE ON THE GROUND IN NEW JERSEY AFTER STOPS IN
OHIO AND MICHIGAN.. AND ANY CONCERNS ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD
ACTUALLY COME TO A FIVE A.M. CAMPAIGN STOP AT AN ALL NIGHT DINER,
VANISHED WHEN HE SAW THIS CROWD:
(Font: Newark, N.J.--mario tape)
NARR: BUT JUST MINUTES LATER AN ENDORSEMENT BY A NEW JERSEY LAW
ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATION PROVED THAT RUNNING A NON-STOP CAMPAIGN
CAN PROVE DIFFICULT.
--Possible NY Edit---
(from 2pm pool tape from on board plane)
NARR: STILL, THE 73 YEAR OLD CANDIDATE WHO SAYS HE'S ONLY TAKING
CAT NAPS ISN'T ADMITTING FATIGUE:
SOT: Bob Dole/ on plane tbd
(Font: East Lansing, Mich.)
NARR: AT A LATE NIGHT BOWLING ALLEY STOP, DOLE FACED DOWN
BOISTEROUS CLINTON-GORE SUPPORTERS--
(Font: Brighton, Mich.)
NARR: TAKING HIS RETALIATION AT HIS NEXT STOP:
SOT: Bob Dole: he didn't believe in serving his country.
(Font: Essington, Penn.)
NARR: BY SUNRISE, DOLE WAS IN FRONT OF A LARGE CROWD SQUEEZED
INTO A ESSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANT...A RETIRED GENERAL AT
SOT: Colin Powell: the gap is closing this is winable
NARR: BUT IS IT SURVIVABLE? CAMPAIGN AIDES LOOK WAR
WEARY..JOURNALISTS FOLLOW IN A SLEEP STARVED HAZE..AND THE
CANDIDATE WON'T LET ANYONE FORGET:
SOT: Bob Dole : 96 hours, 96 hours, 96 hours!!!!!
SANDRA ON CAMERA: AIDES SAY DOLE IS DRAWING HIS ENERGY FROM THE
CROWDS BUT ADMIT HE'S ALSO BUOYED BY POLLS IN SEVEN STATES
SHOWING THE MARGIN BETWEEN DOLE AND PRESIDENT CLINTON IS
(Font: Covington, Kent.)
SOT-Bob Dole: we just finished her first 24 hours
NARR: BUT BY THE TIME DOLE INTRODUCED HIS WIFE TO A KENTUCKY
CROWD HE WAS STARTING TO SOUND TIRED. SHE WAS HERE TO BRIDGE THE
SOT: Elizabeth Dole : the values and polices i have
spoken of are i important and they are offered by one man in this
race: the man i love.
NARR: PRIVATELY, CAMPAIGN AIDES ATTRIBUTE ANY MOVEMENT AMONG THE ELECTORATE TO
SENATOR DOLE'S ETHICS AND CHARACTER. WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW IS WHETHER THE
ATTACKS ARE CATCHING ON TOO LATE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NEXT TUESDAY...SH CBS
NEWS ST. LOUIS))
President Clinton's day included a statement by his spokesman saying there
have been ethical lapses in Democratic fundraising.
The president himself was only talking to the voters.
Rita Braver has more.
IN Q=with the first lady
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Press Secretary; 1:41 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Rita Braver/Reporting; 1:47
OUT Q=the president in little Rock
(( WITH THE FIRST LADY BY HIS SIDE....PRESIDENT CLINTON RALLIED VOTERS AT
THE FAMOUS SITE WHERE TEXAS FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO...URGING THEM TO
HELP HIM WIN VICTORY..IN THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF HIS LIFE.
AND...IN THIS KEY STATE THAT THE PRESIDENT IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO CAPTURE
FROM REPUBLICANS.. MR. CLINTON TODAY RIDICULED BOB DOLE'S CLAIM THAT THE
ECONOMY IS ON A DOWNSLIDE:
SOT CLINTON: I ASK EVERY PERSON IN TEXAS WHO BELIEVES IT IS THE WORST
ECONOMYIN 20YEARS TO VOTE FOR SENATORDOLE AND EVERY PERSONWHOKNOW BETTER TO
VOTE FOR ME...I'LL GLADLY TAKE THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION IN TEXAS (CHEERS)
VO: AND HE CHARGED REPUBLICANS ARE DELIBERATELY IGNORING THE FACT THAT THE
DEFECIT IS DOWN MORE THAN 60%...AND TEN MILLION JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED DURING
HIS FIRST TERM.
SOT: IF THEY HAD A RECORD LIKE THAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK THEYD BE SAYING,THEY'D
BE SAYING IT IS MORNING IN AMEICA...THEY'D BE SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT COULD
VO: AND DESPITE THE FACT THAT MR. CLINTON AND OTHER DEMOCRATS HERE FIRED A
VOLLEY OF SHOTS AT REPUBLICANS TODAY....THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED IT'S HIS
OPPONENTS WHO HAVE "PRACTICED THE POLITICS OF DIVISION"...WHILE HE IS TRYING
TO UNITE AMERICANS:
SOT: WE MUST BE TOGETHER, BUILD COMMON GROUND! REJECT DIVION AND BUILD THAT
BRIDGE WITH US...THANK YOU SAN ANTONIO
VO CLINTON WORKS CROWD, ETC:
MEANWHILE MR. CLINTON CONTINUES TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE ETHICAL ISSUES
SWIRLING AROUND HIS CAMPAIGN. HE IGNORED NEW ADMISSIONS BY HIS DEMOCRATIC
NATIONAL COMMITTEE TEAM THAT THEY HAD FAILED TO MAKE PROPER BACKGROUND CHECKS
ON DONORS WHO POURED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS INTO DNC COFFERES.. HE
LET HIS PRESS SECRETARY HANDLE THE QUESTIONS:
SOT RITA TO MCCURRY:
RITA: WAS HE ANGRY WHEN HE FOUND OUT THE DNC HAD ABANDONED ALOT OF SAFEGUARDS
ON ITS OWN?
SOT MCCURRY: ABANDONED IS NOT CORRECT. I MEAN THEY HAVE HAD SOME LAPSES. THEY
HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THOSG LAPSGS. HE FOUND IT WAS APPRORPIATE FOR THEM TO DO
THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN SAYS ITS INTERNAL POLLS STILL SHOW THE PRESIDENT BEATING
BOB DOLE. BUT DEMOCRATS ARE IN TROUBLE IN IMPORANT CONGRESSIONAL
RACES...INCLUDING SOME IN THE PRESIDENT'S HOME STATE. SO HE MADE AN EMERGECY
VISIT HERE TODAY EVEN THOUGH HE'LL BE BACK ON TUESDAY, TO VOTE AND WAIT FOR
THE ELECTION RETURNS. RBB,CBS NEWS, TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT IN LITTLE
The campaign marathon is entering the final stretch.
And Democratic challenger MARK Warner says he gotten a second wind in the
race for the United States Senate seat.
He's hoping he can out last Republican incumbent JOHN Warner.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/Last Night; :10
OUT Q= News 7
SOT M. WARNER
IN Q=nat sot shaking hands
Mark Warner told Democrats in the ninth district he has more than a fighting
chance to unseat Republican incumbent John Warner.
Mark says he's feeling the momentum pendulum swing his way after last
night's senate debate before the state N-Double-A-C-P.
He says educational and economical opportunities should be spread equally
across the state.
SOT M. WARNER 9:14:29
IN Q=THAT'S WHY I
((MARK WARNER/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THAT'S WHY I THINK I'M DOING SO WELL IN
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BECAUSE THERE'S A GREAT CONCERN I FIND THROUGHOUT RURAL
VIRGINIA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT THE FEAR MAY BE THAT ALL THE GOOD JOBS MAY
END UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
SOT J WARNER 04:47:27
IN Q=nat sot clapping
In Southside John Warner pumped up the crowd at a Republican pep rally.
This Warner says the challenger is trying to buy his senate seat by spending
a record setting amount of his own cash.
John Warner says Virginians aren't falling for it.
SOT J WARNER 23:54:02
IN Q=and here
((JOHN WARNER/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: AND HERE ARE 21 EDITORIALS FROM EVERY
MAJOR NEWSPAPER IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. I'M HUMBLE BY THIS. THIS IS
AN HISTORICAL FIRST FOR A STATEWIDE CANDIDATE TO GET EVERY SINGLE NEWSPAPER.))
OUT Q=EVERY SINGLE NEWSPAPER
And as the finish draws near each candidate has their own prediction of what
election day will bring.
SOT J.WARNER 09:07:03
IN Q=AND I'M PROUD
((JOHN WARNER: AND I'M PROUD TO SAY ALL VIRGINIANS ARE BACKING JOHN WARNER FOR
THE U.S. SENATE.))
OUT Q=U.S. SENATE
SOT M. WARNER 9:57:38
IN Q=BUT IT WILL
((MARK WARNER: BUT IT WILL BE MARK NOT JOHN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!))
OUT Q=YOU VERY MUCH
Both candidates are on a whirl wind tour of the state before reaching the
November fifth finish to this race.
Denise Allen News 7.))
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/Last Night;
John Warner fired one his staff members following last night's debate.
Lyn Williams was let go after the Paul Gillis, the state's N-double-A-C-P
president, charged that Williams uttered a racial slur before the debate.
Williams said he was "not" speaking of Gillis when he used the term -- but
of the frequently changing arrangements for the debate in front of the civil
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast,
Divers who braved the murky depths of the Atlantic Ocean to retrieve
wreckage of T-W-A Flight 800 will dive no more.
and the world's largest long-distance company could get a run for its money.
Kimberly in WX CENTER
This is just a sample of all the chilly weather that lies ahead.
Tonight, we'll be shivering with the coldest air of the season so far.
Temperatures are expected to fall into the mid 20s.
In the meantime, today's temperatures weren't very warm either..
MUSIC UP FULL
The Nelson County Sheriff's office will have to wait until Monday for
autospy results on a body that was discovered inside of a burning car this
Sheriff's deputies found the car on fire around four o'clock on a private
road in the Afton area.
Police were unable to determine the person's identity or the cause of the
The body was sent to the medical examiner's office in Richmond.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Three and a half months since TWA flight 800 exploded, the diving operation
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
The final dive mission wrapped up today, ending an operation that began the
night of the crash.
After nearly 4000 dives, often in near zero visibility, 95 percent of the
planes wreckage has been recovered.
214 of the 230 victims have been found.
Dredging equipment will now be used to sift what's left of the plane out of
the sand on the bottom.
It will be the largest purchase of a US company by a foreign interest.
British Telecom has agreed to purchase MCI for an estimated 21 billion.
The two telecommunications giants will together create a formidable rival
MCI, which is currently the number two long distance company in the US,
will keep its name and its headquarters in Washington, DCTERMS.
British Telecom is to buy 80 percent of MCI's shares.
The two companies together will have operations in over 70 countries, with a
combined revenue of at least 35 billion.
Some General Motors workers could return to work as early as tomorrow.
This evening, G-M and union officials reached a tentative local contract
agreement for a factory in Indianapolis.
The walkout had idled about 18 thousand workers.
Meanwhile, the head of the United Auto Workers hints that other
single-factory strikes could take place if G-M fails to make progress on a
backlog of local disputes.
G-M and the U-A-W reached tentative agreement on a national
contract earlier today.
Former security officer Richard Jewell has been offered a new job.
An Atlanta radio station has offered Jewell a job as a security guard.
The station is also putting up 100 billboards across the city with Jewell's
picture on it calling him a "freebird"... referring to a popular Lynard Skynard
Jewell's lawyers say they haven't agreed to let anyone use Jewell's picture
for financial gain.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on the newscast,
The only B-24 liberator in service took to the skies over Roanoke this
and a local organization is looking for hunters who get more game than they
know what to do with.
If you'd like to hear somebody besides the candidates talk about Tuesday's
election...then tune into this week's On Record program tomorrow morning.
The leaders of local Republicans and Democrats will tell us what they think
are the most important races.
And we'll find out how they feel about this years big stories... And the
fact that so many third party candidates are on the ballot this year.
IN Q=please show up early
((HUGH KEY, ROANOKE CO. REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN; PLEASE SHOW UP EARLY, IT'S
GOING TO TAKE A WHILE, THERE ARE GOING TO BE LINES. BE PREPARED FOR THAT. DON'T
ASSUME YOU'RE GONNA WALK IN, CAST YOUR VOTE AND WALK OUT, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE
SANDRA W. RYALS, ROANOKE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN; IT'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW
IMPORTANT ONE PERSON'S VOTE IS EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS SO MUCH AT STAKE AND IT ALSO
SHOWS HOW PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS. THEY CARE ABOUT THE PROCESS AND
THEY'RE INVOLVED IN IT. ))
SUPER=01-Hugh Key/Roanoke Co. Republican Chairman;
SUPER=01-Sandra W. Ryals/Roanoke Democratic Chairman; :12
OUT Q=involved in it
Plus we'll hear what columnist Ray Garland thinks about what's been
happening in this election year.
Join us tomorrow morning at 11, for On Record.
In its five years of existence, the Hunters for the Hungry program has
provided more than 175 tons of free venison to needy people all across
The program hopes to set a new distribution record this year, but to do
that, the public needs to help.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-David Horne/Hunters for the Hungry; :16
SUPER=01-Sharon Cash/Lynchburg Area Food Bank; :51
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.
(( natsot 5:23:17
((LET ME GET YOUR NAME SIR...))
The next few weeks will be busy ones for David Horne.
As the black powder and rifle hunting seasons approach, Horne is putting in
long days trying to get more sportsmen to take part in a program called Hunters
for the Hungry.
IN Q=This year we're
((DAVID HORNE/HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY: THIS YEAR WE'RE LOOKING TO DO 25 PERCENT
MORE THAN WE DID LAST YEAR AND THAT'S INDICATIVE OF THE FACT THAT THERE IS
INCREASED FINANCIAL SUPPORT AS PEOPLE BECOME MORE AWARE OF WHAT WE'RE DOING AND
REALIZE THE GOOD OF WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO BY PROVIDING THE VENISON TO PEOPLE IN
OUT Q=people in need.
natsot of saw 10:03:05 (#2)
Participating hunters bring their venison to places like Green Valley meat
processors, where Earl Stinson and his crew handled more than four hundred
donated deer last season.
From there it's distributed to area food banks, where the venison is snapped
up almost as soon as it comes in.
IN Q=The venison that
((SHARON CASH/LYNCHBURG AREA FOOD BANK: THE VENISON THAT COMES IN GIVES US A
HIGH PROTEIN MEAT WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T NORMALLY HAVE A LOT OF.))
OUT Q=have a lot of.
Horne says the problem is not a lack of donated deer, but money.
Even at reduced rates, processing tons of venison can be expensive.
IN Q=If we could
((DAVID HORNE: IF WE COULD GET THREE OR FOUR HUNDRED PEOPLE TO CONTRIBUTE 30
DOLLARS, WHICH IS THE AVERAGE COST OF PROCESSING A DEER, THEN WE COULD REACH
OUR GOAL AND MAYBE EVEN SURPASS IT.))
OUT Q=even surpass it.
A lot of hungry Virginians are hoping they will.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
Anyone wishing to donate to Hunters for the Hungry can call 1-800-352-HUNT,
or write them at Post Office Box 3-04, Big Island, Virginia...24526.
Virginia Tech started slow but came on strong in the end this afternoon
beating Southwestern Louisiana 47 to 16.
IN Q="The Hokies...
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Cajuns; :00
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/47/S.W. Louisiana/16/; :50
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:00
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Virginia Tech Quarterback; 1:13
OUT Q=..........better teams."
The Virginia Cavaliers upped their record to 6 and 2 and 4 and 2 in the
A-C-C with a 27 to 3 win over the Duke Blue Devils.
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/WRAL; :
Another good day for Tiki Barber. He rushed for 125 yards and scored two
touchdowns on runs of 3 and 5 yards as the Cavaliers built up a 27 to nothing
Safety Anthony Poindexter scooped SUPER=36-Virginia/27/Duke/3/;up a Duke
fumble in the second quarter and returned it 37 yards for a score as the
Cavaliers win it 27 to 3.
The Keydets of V-M-I returned to Alumni Memorial Field after a week off to
take on Western Carolina.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Catamounts; :
A big crowd on hand today as the Keydets hosted the Catamounts.
The Keydet defense comes up big in a scoreless first quarter. Josh Brook's
pass is tipped into the air and intercepted by safety Cornell Lewis stopping
the Catamounts short of the goal line.
But Western Carolina got on the board early in the second quarter when
Place Kicker Ken Hensley booted this field goal to make it 3 to nothing in the
The Catamounts added another score in the second quarter Brooks goes to
SUPER=36-Western Carolina/17/VMI/14/;the air and hooks up with Andy Bush who
dives across the line for the score to make it 10 to nothing and Western
Carolina wins it 17 to 14.
North Carolina running back Leon Johnson scored four touchdowns to lead
8-th ranked North Carolina over N.C. State 52 to 20.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP SPORTS; :
State coach Mike O'Cain watching from the sideline.
And he would see Carolina quarterback Chris Keldolf go to the air and hit Na
Brown, who makes the circus catch for a 34 yard gain to the Wolfpack one yard
Johnson scored one play later then SUPER=36-North Carolina/52/N.C.
State/20/;later in the first quarter he catches this punt and returns it 41
yards for the touchdown Carolina led 26 to 7 and the Tar Heels win it 52 to 20.
In the Big East this afternoon Miami improved to 5 and 0 in the conference
with a win over Temple.
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/CBS SPORTS; :
And in Morgantown Don Nehlen had to watch as Syracuse dominated his
In the first quarter Deon Maddox fields this punt breaks through the
defense on his way to a 72 yard touchdown run.
For that and all of today's college scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0101-j/Virginia#16/27//Duke/3///j/Virginia Tech/47//SW Louisiana/16///;
SUPER=0101-/Ferrum/3/j/Emory & Henry/29///j/W & L/24//Bridgewater/13///;
SUPER=0101-/VMI/14/j/Western Carolina/17////Delaware/7/j/William & Mary/10///;
SUPER=0101-/Richmond/13/j/New Hampshire/14////Norfolk St./14/j/Howard
SUPER=0101-j/Liberty/34//Hampton U./30///j/North Carolina#8/52//N.C.
SUPER=0101-j/Clemson/35//Maryland/3///j/Florida State#3/49//Georgia Tech/3///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, the Express was on the road at South Carolina scores and
highlights from the N-H-L.
And the Washington Redskins get ready for a big game in Buffalo against the
The Roanoke Express scored two goals in the final period but it was not
South Carolina scores an empty net goal with 37 seconds left in the game to
beat the Express 5 to 3.
The Express plays at Richmond tomorrow.
The New Jersey Devils played without three of their top offensive players
and still beat Tampa Bay 3 to 1.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/SC NET; :
Dave Niedermayer's power play goal late in the first period was the game
winner for the Devils.
For that and the rest of the N-H-L and N-B-A scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0103-j/New Jersey/2//Tampa Bay/1///j/N.Y. Rangers/5//Boston/2///;
SUPER=0103-j/Los Angeles/3//Hartford/2////Washington/1/j/N.Y. Islanders/6///;
OUT Q=......LAST SCORE."
The Washington Redskins will try to extend their NFL best winning streak to
eight games tomorrow when they travel to Rich stadium to battle the Buffalo
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
Gus Frerotte will try to remain one of the "Untouchables." After getting
pounded by the Eagles on opening day, opposing defenses have barely been able
to lay a hand on the second year quarterback.
((BRUCE SMITH/BUFFALO DEFENSIVE END:))
SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/Buffalo Defensive End; :00
OUT Q=...some points."
Another interesting matchup in this game will pit the Skins Sean Gilbert,
against Buffalo's Reuben Brown, the pride of Lynchburg.
The two were roommates at Pitt during college.
IN Q="I'm excited...
((REUBEN BROWN/BUFFALO OFFENSIVE LINEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Reuben Brown/Buffalo Offensive Lineman; :00
OUT Q=...A GOOD GAME."
The game kicks off at four o'clock in Buffalo.
The Roanoke Rush advances to the second round of the Minor League Football
Jamie Warren rushed 15-times for 72 yards and scored three touchdowns as
the Rush beat Savannah 18 to 6.
The Rush will play next Saturday at Victory Stadium.
Two vintage warplanes took to the skies over Roanoke this afternoon.
The World War Two bomber left the Roanoke Regional Airport headed for
The B-24 liberator circled Woodrum Field before heading into the wild blue
Of the 18- thousand B- 24s that were built, this is the only one still
The B-24 and a B-17 Flying Fortress touched down in Roanoke on Thursday.
Hundreds of history and aviation buffs boarded the planes during their
lay-over in Roanoke.
The airplanes are owned by the Collings Foundation of Stow, Massachusetts.