News 7 at Five is next.
The candidates make last minute campaign stops one day before election day.
An interesting turn in the bidding war for Conrail.
And this woman did not let her dis-ability get in the way of finishing a
After a sunny start, it has turned grey and cold. Some light rain is
possible later tonight.
On Health Check, we'll talk to one doctor getting his fair share of media
attention as of late--
Dr. Jody Hershey, with the New River Valley Health Department will be here
with us, to talk about the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in the area.
The countdown to Election Day is on--
Virginia's senior Senator makes a last minute road trip across the state.
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Clinton and Dole race is a dead heat in the Old Dominion.
Not so with the senatorial race.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/Starlink
Ellen Qualls is in Alexandria tonight, where John Warner wraps his bid for a
John Warner's own polling place is just blocks from Old Town Alexandria
Market Square-- in less than half an hour we expect him here.
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(Rollcue: we expect him here.)
But in his four- city final day fly- around, the Senator touched down in
He pitched his record to Roanoke Republicans and talked about record
spending by his opponent.
IN Q=We've never seen
((WARNER: WE'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE IN VIRGINIA HISTORY. AND IT'S NOT A
RECORD THAT'S GOING TO BE ENVIED BY THE OTHER 49 STATES, WHEN THEY SEE THIS
RECORD IN VIRGINIA. ))
OUT Q=record in Virginia
A Friday night stumble was his campaign's second self inflicted wound.
John Warner fired a campaign aide who used a racial slur with NAACP
IN Q=I acted quickly
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA:I ACTED QUICKLY AND DECISIVELY AND THAT WAS
THAT-- BEHIND US. BUT I'VE RECEIVED GOOD SUPPORT ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=all across Virginia
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(ellen handsoff to joe)
Two-Shot=Ellen and JoeD/Starlink
TAPE# Rolled From Truck
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IN Q=I'm tired
OUT Q=also in play.
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Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/Starlink
We'll have cut-ins throughout the day tomorrow to bring you up to date on
We'll also put election results onto our homepage on the Internet.
You can find that at WDBJ-7 dot-Com.
The bidding war between two Virginia based railroads for Conrail has taken
an interesting turn.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X confirm they have been talking with EACH OTHER
about the deal.
The railroads are apparently discussing the sale of rail lines and routes
after C-S-X and Conrail merge.
Last month C-S-X and Conrail announced their plans to combine.
N-S soon followed with a hostile takeover bid for Conrail.
Conrail has been courted by both railroads over the past decade and a half
because of its near- monopoly in the northeast.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
We'll see what the Presidential candidates are doing this election eve.
and it's been talked about for some time... Today the latest on making more
college courses available in the Star City.
On Health Check, Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield is threatening to dump
Danville Regional Hospital....claiming rates are too high at the facility.
Also coming up-- the last runner in the New York Marathon crossed the finish
line this morning.
Plus-- If you're starting your Christmas shopping, then Patrick has some
more unique gifts ideas for you.
Police say a lighted cigar was likely the culprit in a fatal fire that
killed a Lynchburg man in his home yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters found 80- year- old Ike Iseman lying on the floor between the
kitchen and the living room in his Toledo Avenue home.
Iseman was discovered after neighbors noticed that his chimney smoked all
morning, and continued to smoke even as the day grew warmer.
Local and state officials are learning more about a proposed higher
This morning, Roanoke City Council and the County Board of Supervisors held
a joint meeting.
State Senator John Edwards was also on hand to talk about the latest
developments into the "University Center."
He hopes the old Norfolk and Western buildings can be transformed into a
mass campus... where Virginia colleges and universities could offer satellite
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: VIRGINIA TECH, RADFORD, ODU, VIRGINIA WESTERN--
THEY'RE ALL QUITE INTERESTED. AVERY COLLEGE, MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE. THEY ARE
MEMBERS OF THIS TEAM, THIS COMMITTEE THAT'S LOOKING INTO BUILDING A HIGHER
EDUCATION INSTITUTION. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke;
Edwards says the Roanoke Valley is the largest area in the Commonwealth,
without a 4- year- public college.
President Clinton is trying to get out the vote.
He's urging voters to give him a strong win and also return Congress to the
((THE CHOICE YOU MAKE TOMORROW FOR THE LAST PRESIDENT OF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF A NEW CENTURY AND A NEW MILLENIUM IS A CHOICE ABOUT HOW
WE GO FORWARD INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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Bob Dole may not keep his voice, It's hoarse from campaigning- but he says
he'll keep his word.
He says he won't violate public trust if elected.
With that Dole again questioned ethics at the White House.
((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: AND I'VE SEEN A LOT OF PRESIDENTS COME
AND GO, BUT I MUST SAY I'VE NEVER SEEN A MORE ARROGANT GROUP THAN OCCUPYS THE
WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. APPLAUSE))
((THEY DON'T THINK THE RULES APPLY TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=APPLY TO THEM."
Ross Perot continues to attack President Clinton over ethics and campaign
In San Antonio, Perot said the controversies around Clinton make him unfit
to be re-elected.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;
He also says Clinton is taking jobs away from America.
((ROSS PEROT/REFORM PARTY CANDIDATE: I AM FOR FAIR FREE INTERNATIONAL TRADE. I
AM NOT FOR STUPID ONE SIDED TRADE DEALS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY SPECIAL
SUPER=01-Ross Perot/Reform Party Candidate;
OUT Q=FOR BY SPECIAL INTERESTS."
The Texas billionaire then urged everyone to get out and vote.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means the start of the
Christmas shopping season.
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Though we are not yet past Thanksgiving, many folks are looking for
something truly unique to give at Christmastime.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has a suggestion that fits that description, and can be found
only at the Salem Museum.
Patrick, what kind of gifts are we talking about?
SUPER=01-Mary Johnson/Herbal Specialist;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Stick around-- the Cavaliers are preparing for a critical Atlantic Coast
Conference Game against Clemson.
On Health Check---
Another case of Legionnaires' Disease has been identified in the New River
And testing for the source of the outbreak is more complicated than most
We'll explain, on Health Check.
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GRAPHIC=Health Care Cost
Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield says it's planning to drop Danville Regional
Medical Center from its network.
The move is apparently a financial one.
Trigon says the hospital's costs are approximately 30- percent higher than
those of comparable facilities in the area.
A Danville Regional spokesman says the hospital was under the impression it
still had 60- days to work out a new new contract.
Danville Regional says whatever happens patients with Trigon coverage will
NOT be turned away.
If the two sides are unable to reach an agreement, Danville Regional will be
dropped from Trigon's network January first.
As it stands now, there are 16 cases of Legionnaires' Disease confirmed from
an outbreak in the New River Valley.
Another patient was just diagnosed-- an 80-year old Pulaski man, now
His is not a NEW case, rather he was tested because of the outbreak.
The 14 men and 2 women range in age from 42 to 86.....one man has died from
With us to talk about the current status of the investigation is Dr. Jody
Hershey, director of the New River Health District.
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District; :
Thanks Dr. Hershey for joining us....we'll continue checking in with you
each day, until this outbreak-- and the source of the organism-- is put to
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to another work week on this election
16th ranked Virginia has three games left on its regular season schedule
beginning this Saturday against red hot Clemson.
Steve Mason has a more on the Cavs as they get ready to face Tommy West's
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SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Last Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :34
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Quarterback; :59
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.
Elsewhere this afternoon, officials from the NCAA were in Salem this
afternoon checking out the sight of the December 14th Stagg Bowl.
This is the fourth straight year the division three championship game is
calling Salem its home.
And this year the game will literally be in spotlight. New lights are being
added to the stadium to more than triple the current lighting.
Speaking of triples, the California Angels officially named Terry Collins
their new manager today.
Collins was fired by the Astros last month after three straight second place
finishes in Houston.
And Dexter Manley the former Redskin was released from prison today.
More on that and an update on injured Bengals lineman Scott Brumfield coming
up at six.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
The last runner in the New York Marathon crossed the finish line today- at
about ten this morning.
SUPER=03-New York City;
Zoe Koplowitz is not your typical athlete. The 46 year old has multiple
sclerosis, but that did not hold her back.
Koplowitz completed the 26 point two mile race about 30 hours after
This was her ninth marathon.
Koplowitz is one of almost 30 thousand runners who completed the New York
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
With all the focus on the presidential race, some local races tend to be
overlooked come Election Day.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Tomorrow Bedford County voters will be selecting a new supervisor.
John White and Robert Bashore (BAY-shore) both bring impressive credentials
to their race for District Four supervisor.
One's a college administrator, the other an independent businessman.
Both men describe themselves as conservatives who think economic development
can subsidize increased spending for education.
We'll learn more about them tonight at Six.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
Plus the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight
at 10 on WEFC.