The candidates race from state to state in the final hours of Campaign '96.
And merger between two communication's giants could mean lower long
News 7 at Noon is next, stay with us.
On the eve of the '96 Presidential race, the final Virginia poll shows a
virtual dead heat in the Commonwealth.
President Clinton has 38 percent
to Bob Dole's 37 percent.
And Ross Perot got five percent.
Dole is racing from state to state on his 96 hour campaign marathon.
With a strained voice, he spoke this morning outside a diner in Phoenix.
Meantime, President Clinton started his final day on the campaign trail
where it all started four years ago, New Hampshire.
Dave Fehling has more on the candidates' sprint to the finish line.
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;:00
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SUPER=03-Bangor, ME; 1:40
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:59
OUT Q=cbs news, Little Rock.
"I TRUST THE PEOPLE AND THE PRESIDENT TRUSTS THE GOVERNMENT...AND MY WORD IS
GOOD AND I'LL TELL THE TRUTH --AS LONG AS MY VOICE HOLDS OUT, I'LL TELL THE
TRUTH. I WILL KEEP MY WORD WITH ALL OF YOU. YOU CAN NOT AFFORD 4-MORE YEARS OF
BILL CLINTON IN CALIFORNIA."
With his voice fading to just above a whisper....bob dole vowed to fight
on....to pull a historic upset like the 19-48 stunner of democrat harry truman
over tom dewey. but his weak voice and a schedule that his aides say _as
running!late--- forced him to cancel one stop in bakersfield california...
he had spent most of the day criss-crossing the state so rich in electoral
votes...talking about character over and over again.
DOLE: WE ARE GOING TO GO AROUND THE CLOCK, AROUND THE CLOCK AND WE ARE GOING
TO PREVAIL BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND THEY ARE GOING TO
MAKE A CHANGE.
For his part, president clinton tried to match his opponent---appearance for
appearance. insiders say the commander in chief remains confident of
victory....but is looking for a mandate from the people.... a vote of more
than 50-percent....unlike in 19-92.... so speech after speech he tried to
paint a clear picture of the presidential choices.
CLINTON: THE GREAT DIFFERENCE HERE IN THIS ELECTION IS BETWEEN THOSE WHO
BELIEVE WE ARE BETTER OFF ON OUR OWN---AND THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE WE ARE
BETTER OFF WHEN ALL OF US WORK TO GIVE EACH OTHER THE TOOLS WE NEED TO MAKE THE
MOST OF OUR OWN LIVES AND TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER.
...That saoe message fired up yet another crowd--- this one in bangor
maine....in the freezing wee hours of the morning...
CLINTON: WILL YOU HELP US ON TUESDAY BUILD A BRIDGE TO THE 21-ST CENTURY? WILL
MAINE LEAD THE WAY INTO A BRIGHT NEW ERA--AMERICA'S BEST DAYS? I NEED YOU. I
CAN'T HEAR YOU SAY IT. THANK YOU GOD BLESS YOU.
Dave Fehling, CBS NEWS.... Little Rock.))
The race for control of the House of Representatives is too close to call.
A number of polls show Democrats gaining about eighteen seats, which is
just what they need to take control from Republicans.
But with many races neck-in-neck, analysts say either party can come out
Republicans have NOT won the house twice in a row since 19-30.
Yet another poll shows John Warner with a double-digit lead over Senate
Candidate Mark Warner.
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The Richmond Times- Dispatch, 12 News poll showed the incumbent with 44
percent to 33 percent for his Democratic challenger.
The poll was taken before the weekend flap over a racial remark made by a
John Warner campaign aide. The senator fired the aide.
Mark Warner said the poll shows that voters are still looking for an
John Warner said he was relieved at still having a significant lead
after the millions of dollars his opponent has spent on T-V ads.
We'd like to remind our viewers
that tomorrow night
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in addition to News 7's coverage, election results will be available on the
W-D-B-J homepage--the address is W-W-W dot W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
Results will be updated throughout the night.
British telecom has made its move to become a super- power in the
It says it's merging with M-C-I.
The 21 billion dollar deal would be the biggest foreign take-over of a U-S
Corporation, creating a company with 43-million customers in 72-countries.
The company will be called "concert," and is already promising to reduce
local phone rates in the U-S.
Fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked a fatal house
fire in Lynchburg.
Neighbors reported smoke coming from the doors and windows of 11-19 Toledo
Avenue yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters forced their way into the home, and found the elderly victim
lying between the kitchen and the living room.
Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
IN Q=We had light
((BATTALION CHIEF DAVID ST. CLAIR/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WE HAD LIGHT SMOKE
SHOWING OUT OF THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING HERE. APPARENTLY THE FIRE STARTED
AROUND THE CHAIR OR IN THE CHAIR THAT THE VICTIM WAS USUALLY SITTING IN.))
SUPER=01-David St. Clair/Lynchburg Fire Department; :00
OUT Q=usually sitting in.
The victim has been identified as 80- year- old Russell T. Iseman.
Authorities say Iseman normally visited his wife in a nursing home every
Sunday, but never showed up yesterday.
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For the second time this year a Halifax County teacher has been arrested on
Thirty-seven year old Henry Richardson Junior, was charged with drunk
driving, possession of marijuana, and possession of a concealed handgun.
Richardson teaches at Clover Elementary.
He was arrested in front of Halifax County Middle School and is now free on
In June, 37- year- old Dorothy Ferrell, another Halifax County teacher, was
arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When we return
We'll hear from some viewers who wrote in to support police in their
pursuit of suspects,
And an open house at a Roanoke school helped smooth over some controversy
from last year's renovations.
But first let's check in with Patrick in the weather center.
music up full
Managers at Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center are happily welcoming
a new tenant AND a new building.
The Waste Policy Institute held an open house Friday at its new headquarters
and Blacksburg operations office.
W-P-I is a non- profit corporation which works to bring government, industry
and the public together to facility decision-making on environmental policy.
It specializes in risk assessment and management, pollution prevention,
regulatory compliance and communication.
Tech's Corporate Research Center leases space to more than 50 technology
organizations which employ over one thousand people.
Some renovations put Jackson Middle School at the center of some controversy
In September the school opened its doors to students and yesterday it
invited the neighborhood.
A portion of the school received a facelift but new construction replaced a
section that was built in the 19-20's.
Officials say the construction brings the 70- year- old school up to modern
Fran Martin is new to the school, but she says she likes what she sees.
IN Q=WE'VE BEEN REAL
((FRAN MARTIN/PTA CO-PRES.: WE'VE BEEN REAL EXCITED ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL
BUILDING AND THIS AREA. WE THINK THAT IT REALLY ADDED A LOT TO THE COMMUNITY.
SO WE WANTED THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL A PART.))
SUPER=01-Fran Martin/PTA Co-President;
OUT Q=feel a part
Martin says most of the visitors have been happy with the changes in the old
Attorney General Jim Gilmore says students who are victimized by school
violence should have the right to transfer to another school.
Gilmore told the Virginia N-double-A-C-P that students should not be forced
to return to a school where they have suffered beatings or other violence.
Instead, he told the civil rights group that student-victims should have a
chance to heal by being sent to another public school near their home.
High speed pursuit by the police was the main topic in our viewer mail this
This time, the writers were defending the need for the authorities to go
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
IN Q=Scott Allman knows
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 22; :05
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
(( Scott Allman knows what can result from a police chase.
He's been sentenced to 16 years in prison for fleeing from police last
spring and causing an accident that killed three people.
"Even though I ran from them, I just want everyone to know that nothing is
worth running from police because it will get people in more trouble than they
were in. I'm so sorry and I want to help young kids not to go through what I
Another viewer wrote:
"If no one runs there is no chase. If the suspect, when approached by
police, remains calm and is cooperative he will not, even if arrested, be dead
at the end of a chase. We hire police to catch criminals. Sometimes they have
to chase them but it is the suspect who initiates the chase. On the other hand
if a person is influenced by drugs or alcohol he may not act rationally and it
is in those situations that officers can use judgement to decide if a chase is
A Radford viewer says:
"I think that many people would agree that if police did not give chase, but
simply relied upon road blocks or trying to identify the person involved by
license tags...MANY more criminals would get away to repeat their crimes. The
result of this would be more violence against innocent people. There are, of
course, situations in which the police must break off their pursuit, and in
this case they did the right thing."
News-7 welcomes your comments on topics in the news and our coverage of
Letters should be addressed to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke,
If you'd like to send us a fax, the number is 343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come,
Some people are learning a new way to make their memories last longer,
And some special children were making memories yesterday as the Star City
hosted a Special Olympics Tournament.
Some special athletes were competing in Roanoke this weekend.
The Star City hosted the Virginia Special Olympics Fall Tournament
The competition included the soccer you see here, plus volleyball, skating
This year Special Olympics International introduced the unified team
Unified teams are made up of half Special Olympic athletes and the other
team members are not mentally handicapped.
Officials say this provides more interaction between volunteers and
They say the Special Olympics program helps the athletes grow to their full
IN Q=WE'VE SEEN ATHLETES
((DAVID BALLARD/SPECIAL OLYMPIC EVENT MANAGER: WE'VE SEEN ATHLETES THAT OVER A
PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS HAVE GROWN TO THE POINT THAT AT THE FIRST YEAR THEY WOULD
BARELY COMPETE AND AT THE END OF FIVE OR SIX YEAR THEY'RE DOING INTERVIEWS ON
TV AND THAT'S HARD FOR A LOT OF REGULAR ATHLETES TO DO.))
SUPER=01-David Ballard/Special Olympics Event Manager;
OUT Q=ATHLETES TO DO
More than five hundred athletes and 150 volunteers from all over Virginia
participated in this weekend's event.
This was the largest Fall Tournament in Roanoke.
One woman has found a way to turn dusty old photo albums into keepsakes that
She is showing local residents how to rejuvenate old memories.
Scott Prince reports.
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SUPER=01-Laura Brawley/Creative Memories Specialist; :18
SUPER=01-Barbara Markham/Workshop Participant; :51
OUT Q=S.P., N- 7, Botetourt County
(( Dingy and discolored.
As most of us have experienced, this is what happens to photographs over
But it doesn't have to be that way.
Laura Brawley is a Creative Memories Specialist.
She travels throughout Southern and Central Virginia... teaching ways to
turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary keepsakes.
IN Q=When you
((LAURA BRAWLEY/CREATIVE MEMORIES SPECIALIST: WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER FOR
HOLIDAYS AND FAMILY VACATIONS YOU WANT TO RELIVE THOSE MEMORIES BECAUSE THOSE
ARE SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES AND BEST PARTS OF YOUR LIFE. ))
OUT Q=your life
The process begins with the snap- shots themselves.
Karen Harold wanted something different... so she decided to cut her photos
into various shapes.
But scissors won't cut it for Emily Honts.
She's the president of the Botetourt County Historical Society.
Her pictures are very old... so she selected a simple matting procedure.
From there, the photos are placed on acid- free posterboard... which will
help keep the snap- shots colorful.
IN Q=I have
((BARBARA MARKHAM/WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT: I HAVE ALBUMS THAT I'M GOING TO BACK
AND TAKE ALL OF THE PICTURES OUT OF BECAUSE MY PICTURES ARE FADING, THE COLORS
ARE FADING FROM THE ACID IN ALBUM. ))
OUT Q=the album
For the final step Laura Brawley suggests writing captions... or a short
story for the photographs.
A picture may be worth a thousand words... but in these cases, just a few
Workshop participants believe a little effort goes a long way... and that
they'll come away with picture- perfect photo albums.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))
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SUPER=333-Increasing Clouds/Not as Cold/34-38/Mostly/Cloudy/56-60;
The Dow Industrial Average hit the six-thousand mark last month.
The current "bull market" is on a five year run.
Some investors are wondering when it will start to tumble.
Len Besthoff has some advice for investors in the latest installment of
IN Q=This week
SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Butcher Singer; :09
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
IN Q=This week
((This week on Common Sense Tom Dunkenberger with Wheat First Butcher Singer
answers the question, is the market going to high to keep investing?))
OUT Q=keep investing?
IN Q=The market is
((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: THE MARKET IS TOUCHING ON ALL
TIME HIGHS THESE DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE. LOT OF
PEOPLE ASK ME IS THE MARKET TOO HIGH? I THINK THAT AS LONG AS YOU ALWAYS
INVEST IN THE MARKET, IT'S NOT GONNA MAKE THAT MUCH DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE
MARKET'S AT AN ALL TIME HIGH OR COMING OFF OF ITS LOW, BECAUSE THE LONG TERM
ORIENTED INVESTOR IS NOT GOING TO SEE THAT BIG OF A DIFFERENCE IN THE TOTAL
RETURN OVER TIME FROM BUYING AT THE HIGH, OR BUYING AT THE LOW END OF THE
OUT Q=low end of the market.
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff with
((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it
back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
At Noon, the Dow was UP 14 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Coming up in sports-
Redskins fans may not be feeling so well after yesterday's game,
And "ole blue eyes" is also feeling a bit under the weather.
Stick around sports is next.
MUSIC UP FULL
Thurman Thomas and Darick Holmes rushed for a combined 229 yards and four
touchdowns as the Bills beat the Redskins 38 to 13.
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Terry Allen takes the handoff and pops it outside to score from the one
yard line the Redskins led 7 to nothing.
Buffalo came right back--Thurman Thomas takes the handoff goes up the
middle breaking tackles to get into the end zone for the 10 yard T-D run to tie
the score at 7.
The Bills took their first lead in the second quarter this time Holmes gets
the call and he dances in from the three yard line the Bills led 17 to 7.
Several plays later Holmes breaks SUPER=30-Buffalo/38/Washington/13/;a
couple of tackles and scores his second touchdown of the day and the Bills beat
the Redskins 38 to 13.
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The Philadelphia Eagles took advantage of two Dallas turnovers late in the
game to beat the Cowboys yesterday 31 to 21.
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The Eagles led by 4 at the half then in the third Ty Detmer goes to the air
and hits Irving Fryer on the 14 yard touchdown pass to make it 21 to 13
But the Cowboys came back. Troy Aikman hands off to Emmitt Smith he takes it
in from the seven yard line the two point conversion made it 21 to 21.
Troy Aikman's pass SUPER=30-Philadelphia/31/Dallas/21/; is picked off by
James Willis in the end zone. He gets it to Troy Vincent who scores a 90 yard
touchdown. The Eagles beat the Cowboys 31 to 21.
IN Q="on the last
((TROY AIKMAN/DALLAS QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Troy Aikman/Dallas Quarterback; :
OUT Q=......play on it."
The Busch Grand National champion was crowned yesterday in the final race at
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Kevin Lapage took the lead from Bobby Labonte with less than 40 laps to go
and he would take the checkered flag winning the Jiffy Lube 300, the first
Busch win of his career.
But the Big winner was Randy Lajoie. Despite being low on gas he crossed
the line holding off David Green for the championship
IN Q="I had a really
((RANDY LAJOIE/BGN CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Randy Lajoie/BGN Champion; :
OUT Q=.........conserving fuel."
Music legend Frank Sinatra remains hospitalized in Los Angeles.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
He checked into the hospital Friday because of a pinched nerve in his neck.
A hospital spokesman is disputing reports that the 80- year- old singer is
being treated for serious medical problems.
A London Tabloid reports pop- star Michael Jackson is about to become a
"News Of The World" quotes a nurse as saying she's expecting Jackson's son.
Debbie Rowe says she was payed half a million dollars to have the child by
The story adds that Jackson plans to raise the child himself.
There has been no comment yet from Jackson.