Some Virginia Tech players face one game suspensions in the wake of a
And it looks like President Clinton is going to have to build his bridge to
the 21st century without many of his closest advisers.
Clouds and showers will usher in much colder weather as we slide into the
weekend. I'll have your complete forecast, as well as details on football woes
at Virginia Tech.
Stick around News 7 at Noon is next.
The Virginia Tech football team is having more problems.
A number of tech players have been indicted on criminal charges.
As Tracy Altizer reports, most of the charges result from an on campus
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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.
President Clinton may have won Tuesday's election but now he's losing some
of his staff.
At the White House last night, President Clinton was welcomed as a
conquering hero by the people he appointed to his administration - and he
savored the moment.
((CLINTON:TWO YEARS AGO, NOT MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE HERE.))
OUT Q=be here
Most of Mr. Clinton's cabinet and senior staff were on hand to cheer him
yesterday - some of them won't be around much longer.
Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and the President's long-time advisor George
Stephanopoulos both plan to leave.
Some more likely departures include Commerce Secretary Kantor, Energy
Secretary O'Leary, and Transportation Secretary Pena.
White House staffers also say two key cabinet members have told Mr. Clinton
they want to leave.
Among them, Defense Secretary William Perry and Secretary of State Warren
Christopher and the President are holding a news conference in the Rose
garden at this hour.
We are monitoring the conference and will get you new information as soon as
it becomes available.
Meantime, some possible good news for Bill Clinton.
Senator Alfonse D'Amato says he plans to end the Senate probe into the
first family's role in Whitewater.
The New York Republican's decision follows President Clinton's
landslide victory in New York.
Rupert Cutler is leaving Virginia's Explore Park.
After six years with the living history museum in Roanoke County,
Cutler will become the executive director of a new group, the Western Virginia
Though his departure follows the resignation of general manager Chet
Simmons, Cutler says the decision to leave was his alone.
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((SIX YEARS AT THE HEAD OF EXPLORE PARK SEEMS LIKE A LONG TIME FRANKLY. IT'S
BEEN A GREAT RIDE, BUT IT'S BEEN A KIND OF A ROCKY RIDE. AND I TURNED 63 A
COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND ADMINISTREING EXPLORE PARK IS LET'S SAY A JOB FOR A
YOUNGER MAN I'M CONVINCED.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Explore Director;
OUT Q=younger man I'm convinced.
The Western Virginia Land Trust will work to preserve scenic views,
greenways, historic sites and undeveloped land.
Cutler will move to his new job once Explore finds a replacement.
No more State Senate for Virgil Goode as he heads to Washington to become a
That leaves a seat that needs to be filled.
Teresa Hamilton takes a look at who might try to fill his shoes.
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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 faithfuls 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 from people encouraging
him to run for the State Senate.
He says he'll make a decision in the coming weeks.
Death row inmate Joseph Payne is sceduled for execution tonight and is still
awaiting word on his clemency request.
Payne was convicted of the 19-85 slaying of a fellow inmate.
Either Governor Allen or the U-S Supreme Court could block the execution.
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Still to come on the newscast,
Russian President Boris Yeltsin is back on his feet-- just two days after
multiple heart bypass surgery.
A man keeps a smile on his face as he pleads guilty to a murdering spree in
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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A bizarre court hearing today
in Australia involving the man accused of killing nearly three dozen people in
Twenty-nine year old Martin Bryant laughed and smiled as he pleaded guilty
to 72 charges stemming from the massacre
in the tourist village of Port Arthur that left 35 people dead and 18 seriously
He will be sentenced later this month.
Boris Yeltsin is up and about two days after a multiple heart bypass
A spokesman for the Russian president says Yeltsin is standing and walking
around his room today.
There were cries for Yeltsin's resignation today by thousands of Russians
marching through downtown Moscow.
They were marking Revolution Day, the 79th anniversary of the day Communists
The communists, who are out of power now, say Yeltsin's health problems
make him unable to govern.
Virginia Republicans are happy with the results of Tuesday's elections.
SUPER=03-Falls Church/Tuesday 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: PERSONALLY I JUST FEEL WITH RANDY FORBES, WHEN HE GOT
ELECTED CHAIRMAN, IF FELT LIKE SUCH A WEIGHT WAS LIFTED OF MY SHOULDER. I
DIDN'T HAVE TO BE POLITICAL LEADER, FUNDRAISER, THIS THAT AND THE OTHER IN
ADDITION TO MY MAIN JOB WHICH IS BEING GOVERNOR AND SO RANDY SHARES MY VIEW
THAT WE HAVE TO BE AN INCLUSIVE PARTY. ONE THAT HAS TO GET MORE PEOPLE
Probable 19-97 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.
John Warner retained his Senate seat, with a six-point victory --- closer
than the polls suggested.
SUPER=03-Falls Church/Tuesday Night;
Warner will probably retain his chairmanship of the Senate Rules committee,
but it looks as though he will not get to chair the powerful Senate Armed
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.
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Tuesday may have spelled defeat for Mark Warner, but he said he was proud
of the race he ran.
He defended his spending,-- calling his personal contributions a good
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. ))
OUT Q=I put in.
Mark Warner did not speculate on his political future.
The wife of one the Roanoke Valley's best known minister died yesterday.
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.
A Funeral Service will be held tomorrow at the church.
Pat Fuller was 66.
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When we continue,
A local magnet school attracts a new communications center.
These new modes of transportation look like they would attract accidents--
but you don't have to worry about backseat drivers.
Stay with us.
A new study suggest the nation's driver's need to cool off.
The Triple-A report finds that incidents of aggressive driving involving
death or injury are on a
record pace this year,-- in fact since 19-90 violent behavior problems on the
nation's highways have increased by more than 50 percent.
The weapons of choice include guns, knives, tire irons, pepper spray and
the drivers' vehicle.
A new computer and special learning displays light up the library at
Lincoln Terrace Magnet School.
This Interactive Communication Center allows children to explore the
internet and conduct research using databases, C-D-ROMS, laser disks and
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IN Q=We're learning
((WE'RE LEARNING HOW TO USE THE INTERNET, GET INFORMATION , FIND SOURCES AND
COMPARE INFORMATION. ))
OUT Q= compare information.
M-C-I donated 12-thousand, 500-dollars to build this center.
10 35 24 00 - 10 35 33 00
IN Q=We want to help
OUT Q=community we live in.
Lincoln Terrace offers a high-tech program to students that focuses on
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Winter is not far off.
And local ski enthusiasts are ready for the snow to fall.
Last night the Roanoke Ski Club kicked off the new season with its annual
Members got to check out new equipment, clothing, and resort packages.
Members say the club is not just for the colder months.
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((BILL FRANZ/ROANOKE SKI CLUB: IT'S ALL YEAR. THE MEETINGS AND THINGS LIKE
THAT, THE FORMAL PART GOES DURING THE SKI SEASON. BUT ONCE WE HIT THE SUMMER,
WE DO MORE ACTIVITIES DURING SUMMER JUST TO KEEP THE CLUB ACTIVE, KEEP PEOPLE
SUPER=01-Bill Franz/Roanoke Ski Club;
OUT Q=keep people interested
During winter, club members take ski trips.
Summer events include mountain biking, canoeing, and rafting.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP less than one point.
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When we return,
Mike Stevens takes a look at the recent allegations against members of
Virginia Tech's football team.
One of Tech's rivals is dealing with gambling charges against its football
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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=...MS, News 7 sports.
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports
Tech was not the only college having problems with its football players
Thirteen football players at Boston College are under suspension for alleged
The players allegedly bet on college and professional games.
Some even bet against their own team.
But prosecutors say there's no evidence at this time that the outcome of
any Boston College football game was influenced by gambling.
No, it's not NASCAR, but this race did have a certain appeal.
It was a race between a motorized office chair and a motorized arm chair.
The arm chair took the curves well, but in the end the office chair took the
checkered flag, ending with the inevitable champagne celebration.