A Montgomery County grand jury returned indictments against nine Virginia
Tech Football players today-
all but one are still on the team.
The charges stem from a fight outside Squires Student Center in August- and
have resulted in player suspensions.
It's one day after election day and it looks ike they could be a shakeup
in the Clinton administration. Several cabinet members are reportedly
Plus the latest on the bidding war for Conrail. It was friendly for awhile,
but not anymore.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
More trouble tonight for the Virginia Tech football team.
A Montgomery County grand jury indicted eight players and one former player
were indicted today on criminal charges.
As Tracy Altizer reports, most of the charges result from an on campus
IN Q=A visibly upset
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Football Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbury/Blacksburg Police; :56
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; 1:13
OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg.
An apparent explosion tonight at a West Virginia ammunition recycling plant.
Bluefield Television station W-V-V-A reports at least 12 people may have
been injured at the Talon Manufacturing plant in Herndon.
The cause of the explosion is unknown- and other immediate details are not
Talon Manufacturing recycles the military's surplus small arms
ammunition. The plant is located in Wyoming county, West Virginia.
President Clinton said a personal thank you tonight to his campaign
He held a thank you party- celebrating victory with those who helped him win
The President says he has high hopes for the next four years.
Several of Clinton's top advisors may not be in the cabinet for another
term- It appears theres a shakeup at the White House.
Aides say several key players are resigning- including Secretary of State
Warren Christopher- Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and Commerce Secretary
Defense Secretary William Perry may also leave although he says he has not
submitted a resignation.
sot 22:06:51 :
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: I PLAN TO MEET WITH HIM LATER THIS WEEK TO
DISCUSS WITH HIM MY FUTURE AND FIND UT WHAT HE'D LIKE ME TO DO.))
((THEY HAVEN'T TALKED TO ME ABOUT THAT. WE'LL BE HAVING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TO TALK ABOUT PERSONNEL AND OTHER ISSUES .))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;00
OUT Q= AND OTHER ISSUES."
Chief of Staff Leon Panetta may also NOT stick around for a second term.
There's also word that George Stephanopolus will also leave.
Now that the election's over, what will Bob Dole do?
So far, he hasn't said.
The Kansas Republican is out of work for the first time in 45 years-
((BOB DOLE: IF ANY OF YOU WONDER WHAT GONNA DO FOR THE FUTURE. I'M GONNA SIT
BACK FOR A FEW DAYS THEN I'M GOING TO START STANDING UP FOR WHAT I THINK IS
RIGHT FOR AMERICA. CHEERS.))
OUT Q=RIGHT FOR AMERICA, CHEERS."
Dole had one last thumbs-up for the public and a round of farewell photos
with his staff at his campaign headquarters.
Then, he moved into involuntary retirement.
Virginia Republicans are cheering the results of yesterday's elections.
SUPER=03-Falls Church/Last Night;
The state came through for Bob Dole --not allowing Bill Clinton to turn a 32
year tide of G-O-P success in Virginia.
And the party's leadership gave the visual cue that "In-fighting" over John
Warner should end with his victory.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN ))
Probable 1997 nominee for governor Jim Gilmore had a good evening too.
Two ballot issues he pushed for won big.
A modern phenomenon in Virginia could benefit Gilmore as well.
Over the last two decades, when the nation chose a president of one party,
Virginians chose a governor of the other party the next year.
Virginia's reliance on defense spending surely helped John Warner pull out a
SUPER=03-Falls Church/Last Night;
The Senator finished the night with a six-point victory --- closer than the
And many voters may have chosen partly because of the possibility he'd head
the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.
But in the morning-after analysis, Warner now says it looks like South
Carolina's Strom Thurmond won't give up the chairmanship.
IN Q=Strom as
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VA: STROM AS HE APPROACHES HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY MIGHT
CONSIDER RELINQUISHING SOME OF THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES. AT THIS TIME I DON'T
HAVE ANY PLANS TO TRY TO CHALLENGE HIM. THEREFORE WE'LL SEE WITH THE PASSAGE
OF TIME THERE COMES A POINT WHERE MAYBE AT AGE 98 HE MIGHT SAY "WELL PERHAPS
NOW'S A GOOD TIME TO SHIFT THE LEADERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE."))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia;
OUT Q=the committee.
Senator Warner will probably retain his chairmanship of the Senate Rules
He pledged on election day to lead the fight in the Senate for campaign
IN Q=No other
((NO OTHER CANDIDATE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAD ROUGHLY TEN MILLION
DOLLARS OF PERSONAL SPENDING DUMPED ON HIM.))
OUT Q=dumped on him.
Warner says Mark Warner's spending was bad for Virginia.
On the day after his defeat, Mark Warner said he was proud of the race he
And he defended his decision to spend millions of his own money on the
Warner said he believes more voters were offended by contributions John
Warner accepted from political action committees.
The democratic challenger said he still believes his personal contributions
were a good investment.
IN Q=There is nothing I feel
((MARK WARNER: THERE IS NOTHING I FEEL ASHAMED OF IN THIS CAMPAIGN. NOTHING I
REGRET FROM THE TIME, THE ENERGY OR THE RESOURCES I PUT IN. AND IN TERMS OF MY
POLITICAL STOCK BEING AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, STOCKS GO UP AND DOWN, BUT I THINK I
MAY BE A LONG- TERM HOLD.))
OUT Q=long- term hold.
Mark Warner did not speculate on his political future.
He says he will devote more attention to his businesses and head to Florida
for a family vacation.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, the bidding war between C-S-X and Norfolk
and it seemed like deja vu as the bloody gloves takes center stage again at
the O-J Simpson civil suit.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 1.30 feet/Down 3.74 feet;Lake levels
The bloody gloves are again in the spotlight at the O-J Simpson trial.
Experts testified that pictures of Simpson show him wearing the same kind of
gloves found at the murder scene.
Byron Harlan reports from California.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; 00
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/June 15, 1995; 14
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/CBS News; 36
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles."
((Mr. Simpson saw images of himself inside the courtroom.
The lawyers who represent the victim s families are showing pictures of
Simpson wearing gloves, just like the ones police found at the murder scene
and at his mansion.
They re also questioning Richard Rubin.
He's the expert who said, the bloody gloves are fairly rare, sold in limited
quantities and are Simpson's size.
The lawyers are also going question a Bloomingdale buyer, who is expected to
say that Nicole Simpson bought two pairs of the gloves back in December, 1990
from the firm's Chicago store.
BYRON HARLAN/CBS NEWS: THE FUSS ABOUT O.J. SIMPSON AND THE 18-YEAR OLD
COURTHOUSE INTERN MAY BE OVER.
AMBER McGRATH CLAIMED MR. SIMPSON WAS ASKING HER OUT.
HE SAID, HE WASN T.
SHE'S BACK AT WORK, BUT SHE'S NOT TALKING, FOLLOWING A MEETING WITH THE
JUDGE, WHO SEALED THE NOTES FROM THEIR SESSION.
BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))
C-S-X has upped the stakes in the ongoing bidding war with Norfolk Southern.
The Richmond railroad has increased its offer to buy Conrail.
Norfolk Southern's buyout proposal is still higher- but Conrail's agreed to
stick with the C-S-X bid.
The amended deal between the two railroads also tightens several
restrictions that will make it difficult for either of them to strike a deal
with another competitor like N-S.
Before any deal is signed though, it must be voted on by Conrail
shareholders next month.
After 23-years in the State Senate Virgil Goode is moving on to Washington.
The democrat defeated George Landrith and Tex Wood by garnering 60-percent
of the vote.
But now that Goode is poised for Congress who would like to fill his shoes
Teresa Hamilton takes a look.
SUPER=03-Glade Hill/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/(D) Congressman Elect; :29
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
Franklin County could not have been a better place to proclaim Virgil Goode
nat sound from last night
The Rocky Mount native was cautious throughout the evening.
It actually took two trips to the podium before admitting he'd won.
He carried not only Danville but also Bedford and Pittsylvania Counties--
areas his challenger George Landrith secured two years ago in his run against
L. F. Payne.
IN Q=I think
((VIRGIL GOODE/D-CONGRESSMAN ELECT:I THINK THAT PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT ISSUES
RATHER THAN PARTY LABELS HELPED A WHOLE LOT IN THIS ELECTION. ))
OUT Q=this election.
A spokesman for Goode says the democrat will resign from his state senate
This sets the stage for a special election, possibly in December.
Whatever happens, Democrat Roscoe Reynolds, is definitely interested.
((DEL. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D- MARTINSVILLE:THE ALMOST ELEVEN YEARS THAT I HAVE
SPENT IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES HAS HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE 20TH SENATORIAL
OUT Q=senatorial district.
Democrat Ward Armstrong is also interested, but says he'll step aside if
Reynolds, wants the post. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
Meanwhile, Republican faithful are trying to find a candidate of their own
to fill Virgil Goode's senatorial seat.
The one name that keeps coming up is Allen Dudley, the state delegate from
the 9th District.
But he says he's not quite ready to throw his hat in the ring- at least not
IN Q=At this
((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R- ROCKY MOUNT: AT THIS POINT I REALLY CAN'T MAKE AN
((DUDLEY: I CONSIDER THAT A MAJOR DECISION AND WE'VE GOT TO GIVE SOME CAREFUL
THOUGHT TO IT. ))
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) Rocky Mount; Quick
OUT Q=thought to it
Dudley says he's received a number of phone calls in the last 24 hours from
people encouraging him to run for the State Senate.
He says he'll make a decision in the coming weeks.
Soft Music Under
When News 7 at 11 returns, the F-D-A approves a new more effective test for
and we'll show you a club full of people who are anxious for their lives to
go down hill.
MUSIC UP FULL
The wife of a prominent Roanoke pastor died today.
Pat Fuller was the wife of Doctor Charles Fuller.
Sources say she had been suffering from cancer.
Doctor Fuller is the pastor of Roanoke's First Baptist Church.
Lotz Funeral home is handling the arrangements.
Pat Fuller was 66.
Most all women have PAP smears yearly- They're used to detect cervical
Now the Food and Drug administration has approved what it calls the first
improved PAP smear in 50 years.
It's call THIN-prep.
A Massachusetts company make it.
The FDA says the thin prep test provides a cleaner microscope slide- and
is significantly more effective than the standard PAP test.
Ready or not, winter is just around the corner.
But for local ski enthusiasts, the snow can't fall soon enough.
Tonight the Roanoke Ski Club kicked off the new season with its annual
Members got to check out new equipment, clothing, and resort packages.
Organizers say the sport's popularity continues to grow.
IN Q=The number of people
((BILL FRANZ/ROANOKE SKI CLUB: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INTERESTED
IN SKIING EVEN THE AGE BRACKET OF PEOPLE SKIING-- YOU KNOW, FROM FIVE YEAR OLDS
AND SIX YEAR OLDS ON UP. THE SKIING COMMUNITY IN THIS AREA HAS GROWN QUITE A
BIT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Franz/Roanoke Ski Club;
OUT Q=last couple of years
Franz says the club is active all year round--
During winter members take ski trips-- summer events include mountain
biking, canoeing, and rafting.
IN Q=The Roanoke Ski
((JOE STEVENS/SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT: THE ROANOKE SKI CLUB HAS BEEN AROUND
FOR SOME TIME AND THEY DO A REALLY GOOD JOB AT PROMOTING THE SPORT AND THIS
GIVES A CHANCE FOR THE MEMBERS WHO ARE YEAR- ROUND MEMBERS TO COME IN AND SEE
WHAT'S NEW, BUT IT ALSO GIVES THEM THE CHANCE TO ATTRACT THE NEW SKIERS. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Stevens/Snowshoe Mountain Resort;
OUT Q=attract the new skiers
Stevens says Snowshoe already has plenty of powder-- and will open for
skiers NEXT Friday.
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/And Mild/50-55/Cloudy Skies/Showers Late/65-70;
SUPER=331-Cloudy Skies/Wind SE-10/50-55/Variable/Cloudiness/70-75;
SUPER=332-Cloudy Skies/Wind S-10/52-56/Showers Late/In The Day/68-70;
SUPER=333-Chance Of/Showers Late/45-50/Clouds And/Showers/64-68;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Wind S-10/53-56/Showers Likely/In Afternoon/68-70;
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Bulls vs. Heat; :00
But first the Chicago Bulls cooled down the Miami Heat last night with a
106-to-100 win in Miami.
Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan stunned the Heat at the end of the first
half by netting two three pointers in less than 6 second.
Eight current and one former Virginia Tech football players were indicted by
a Montgomery County grand jury yesterday.
Seven are charged with misdemeanors and two with felonies.
And the biggest name on that misdemeanor list is that of All American Lineman
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach;:29
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; 1:08
OUT Q=...difficult to win."
Fellow Big East member, Boston College also had an eventful day suspending
13 players for gambling.
Two of those kicked off the team actually bet against their own team.
IN Q="I would hope...
((DAN HENNING/BOSTON COLLEGE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dan Henning/Boston College Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...BOSTON COLLEGE"
Local fans can rest easy in knowing that former Friday Football Extra and
Pulaski great Tim Davis is not involved.
Davis is a sophomore at BC.
Still to come - it's Wednesday night and that means ladies night as Steve
brings us this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, a very special look
at the Staunton River Golden Eagles.
The Hornets were home in the hive last night hosting Shaquille and the
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Lakers vs. Hornets; :00
Glen Rice and Muggsy Bogues didn't play so, guess who took up the outside
slack?? Matt Geiger.
The Hornets center drilled four three pointers and finished 22 points and 10
rebounds to out duel the Shaq-Daddy last night.
The Hornets win it 88-to-78.
Girls basketball district tournament play continued tonight with Shawsville
and Radford winning the Three Rivers quarterfinals.
But before we get too wrapped up in the tourney action, Steve Mason closes
out the regular season with a story about a very special team.
IN Q=fist audio
SUPER=01-Tom Karnes/Staunton River Basketball Coach; :42
SUPER=01-Penny Forrest/Staunton River Center; :58
SUPER=01-Crystal English/Staunton River Forward; 1:37
SUPER=01-Amelia English/Staunton River Guard; 1:50
OUT Q=....Hometown Hoops Weekly"
((Tom Karnes is in his 3rd year as the Staunton River girls basketball coach.
His toughest loss of the season and of his life came on Tuesday, September
18th, when his father, Walter Karnes, passed away.
Karnes's outlook changed when his team came to the the funeral that Thursday
and put on the performance of a lifetime.
The team sang "Down at the Cross", a song that has become an integral part
of the Lady Golden Eagles game preparation.
The incredible gesture, also reinforced a coach's faith in not only a high
school team, but young people in general.
The lady Golden Eagles are competing in the tough Seminole District
Tournament. But win or lose this team has been successful in ways that reach
far beyond the win/loss column. Steve Mason, Hometown Hoops Weekly.))
(ad lib to break)
It looks like something out of movie- but it's real.
A TV news chopper catches police chasing a suspected bank robber.
The driver speeds over a grass median at one point- slowing police behind
A little later he zooms past traffic- nearly missing a tractor trailer.
Shortly after the suspect slows down, jumps out of the car- runs across the
freeway- and jumps over a fence-
((WE SAW THEY CLOSED DOWN THE FREEWAY ON THE NORTHBOUND SIDE WITH MONEY FLYING
OUT OF HIS HANDS ALL OVER THE PLACE. OF COURSE HE'S GONNA STOP AND COLLECT THE
MONEY. THAT COULD BE A CRITICAL ERROR.))
OUT Q=BE A CRITICAL ERROR."
He did get some of the cash but not for long- because police got him.