Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Yesterday's storm in Henry County could have a million dollar price tag.
We'll check with residents who are cleaning up.
Who's in, who's out, and what's Colin Powell up to?
The latest on the Clinton cabinet scorecard.
And California says yes to medical marijuana.
News 7 at 11 is next.
IN Q=Watched the movie
((MIKE CRAIG/KELLY RENTALS: WATCHED THE MOVIE AND LIKE YOU SAID, THE MOVIE
TWISTER IT MAKES YOU REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'VE GOT WHEN SOMETHING REALLY
DOES COME THROUGH AND TAKE IT AWAY. ))
OUT Q=take it away
Henry County residents continue to cleanup following yesterday's storms.
SS=News 7 at 11
I'm Eric Earnhart.
It WASN'T a tornado that ripped through Martinsville and Axton yesterday,
but straight- line winds still destroyed homes and damaged businesses... losses
could total close to one million dollars.
Yet residents say things could have been much worse.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Craig/Kelly Rentals; :19
SUPER=01-Steve Eanes/Henry Co. Public Safety Director; :45
SUPER=01-Waverly Cousin/Trailer Park Owner; 1:06
OUT Q=News7, Henry County.
((natsot 11:57:55 dump truck
Twenty- four hours after a severe storm hopscotched through Henry County,
the physical and mental scars were all that remained.
Mike Craig and another employee at Kelly Rentals near Martinsville were
watching the storm approach when the front window of their business exploded.
IN Q=While we was
((MIKE CRAIG/KELLY RENTALS: WHILE WE WAS RUNNING, YOU COULD FEEL GLASS HITTING
YOU IN THE BACK. ABOUT THE TIME YOU LOOKED UP AND YOU COULD HEAR SOMETHING
ABOVE YOU AND THE WHOLE ROOF WAS COMING UP WITH IT.))
OUT Q=up with it.
Damage to the building was extensive...and thousands of dollars worth of
merchandise inside was ruined by rain and falling debris.
Next door at Koger, losses ran into the HUNDREDS of thousands.
Collapsed walls, broken windows and this unwanted addition of a mobile home
were just part of the problem.
IN Q=Today we've just
((STEVE EANES/HENRY CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: TODAY WE'VE JUST BEEN GOING
AROUND TOUCHING BASE WITH EVERYBODY THAT HAD DAMAGE, MAKE SURE THAT WE GOT
NOTIFIED OF EVERYBODY THAT SUFFERED DAMAGE FROM THE STORM.))
OUT Q=from the storm.
IN Q=So today was
((So today was a day for totalling up losses and counting some blessings. Even
in the midst of the wreckage of their homes, residents here consider themselves
lucky. The storm may have destroyed these houses, but it did not claim any
OUT Q=claim any lives.
IN Q=And for the
((WAVERLY COUSIN/TRAILER PARK OWNER: AND FOR THE MOST PART WHAT WE HAVE, THE
DAMAGE IS REPLACEABLE. AND IT'S ALSO THINGS THAT SINCE THEY HAVE THEIR LIFE AND
GOOD HEALTH AND NO SERIOUS INJURIES, THEY JUST FEEL SO GOOD ABOUT THAT, THAT
THEY SORT OF ACCEPT THE REST OF IT.))
OUT Q=rest of it.
Replacing homes and repairing businesses will take several weeks.
It will be much longer, though, before the memory of this storm begins to
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Henry County.))
More suspensions in the growing Army sex scandal.
Another fifteen drill sergeants and instructors at the Aberdeen Proving
Grounds in Maryland have been suspended with pay during the investigation.
Those 15 haven't been charged with any criminal acts at this point.
Earlier this week, four drill sergeants and a captain were charged with
offenses ranging from rape to sending love letters to women trainees.
TAPE# net; 91-100 35:50
Her allegations of sexual harassment rocked the Supreme Court nomination of
Now Anita Hill has been offered a new job at the University of California at
Berkeley where she'd research gender relations in the workplace.
Hill, who taught law at Oklahoma University for ten years, left her post
last week saying she wanted to work in a setting which provided better support
for diversity of ideas.
In 1991, Hill accused Thomas of harassing her while they worked together
some years earlier.
Thomas was finally confirmed by the Senate.
Colin Powell says he'd consider joining President Clinton's new Cabinet.
But the retired general says nobody's contacted him about a job.
Clinton is faced with filling some six Cabinet vacancies in the coming
Russ Mitchell reports.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00
SUPER=01-Russ Mitchell/Reporting; 1:16
SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.; 1:34
OUT Q=CBS News Washington.
(( President Clinton unwound last night with Vice President Gore and long
time pal Vernon Jordan.
This weekend the president is focussing on who to name to fill several key
cabinet positions...and hinted that he is looking at Republicans to fill some
of the open seats.
CLINTON: I THINK WE OUGHT TO TRY TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT CAN UNIFY THE
COUNTRY. I'VE CAST A VERY WIDE NET IN LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO SERVE IN THIS
ADMINISTRATION. I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF WE HAD REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATION,
I CERTAINLY HOPE WE WILL!
After Secretary of State Warren Christopher resigned...Republican
senator Dick Lugar was rumored to be under consideration for the post...but
yesterday he said he was not interested.
Former General Colin Powell last night told an Orlando newspaper that he
WOULD consider such an offer...though he stressed that no one has contacted
The cabinet is quickly emptying out.
Leaving are Defense Sgcretary Wimliam Perry...Commerce Secretary Mickey
Kantor...Labor Secretary Robert Reich...Transportation Secretary Federico
Pena...and Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary.
Staying are the secretaries of Treasury...Agriculture...Health and
Human Services..Education...Interior...as well as the Attorney General.
Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros is expected to leave...as is White
House advisor George Stephanopoulos.
President Clinton is expected to propose new cabinet members quickly.
He has indicated he wants to keep up the momentum during this transition
time between election and inaugural.
Next week he leaves on vacation and then to Australia for a summit...it's
expected decisions will be reached before then.
Meanwhile Bob Dole was doing some unwinding of his OWN last
night....appearing on CBS's David Letterman show...
LETTERMAN: YOU LOOK GREAT! YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE NOT TIRED, LIKE YOU'RE ALL
READY TO BOUNCE BACK AND BE READY TO GO! SOT: DOLE I'M READY, BUT NO PLACE TO
GO. (LAUGHS NICELY)
In fact Dole joked he is going down to Florida for awhile to work on his
Anything BEYOND that, he won't say.
Russ Mitchell, CBS News, Washington.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast,
Are the nation's drug laws getting to loose?
Residents in two states have already voted to decriminalize marijuana.
And closer to home...a state lawmaker is fighting to keep hard liquor ads
off the Commonwealth's airwaves.
Kim in WX CENTER
It looks like Old Man Winter is giving us a bit of a preview--
Scattered snow showers made up the big weather story today.
The higher elevations received as much as a couple of inches of snow-- but
most of the viewing area had little or no accumulation.
Let's check out the numbers...
MUSIC UP FULL
A state lawmaker wants A-B-C stores to take hard liquor off the shelves if
liquor companies advertise on Virginia T-V or radio stations.
This comes after liquor companies nationwide announced Thursday to end its
ban to put liquor ads on the air.
Delegate George Grayson asked the Alcoholic Beverage Control board yesterday
to keep the ads off Virginia's airwaves.
A-B-C officials say the board's unlikely to begin banning liquor sales based
on advertising decisions.
State regulations prohibit such advertising.
In his weekly radio address, President Clinton says liquor makers have made
it tougher to raise children with this week's decision.
IN Q=I commend the
((PRESIDENT CLINTON: I COMMEND THE FOUR MAJOR BROADCAST FOR SAYING THEY'LL
CONTINUE TO HONOR THE BAN AND KEEP LIQUOR ADS OFF THE AIR. I URGE ALL OTHER
BROADCASTERS TO FOLLOW THAT EXAMPLE. ))
OUT Q=follow that example.
Grayson says he's worried the ads will find their way into the state via
A-B-C officials say there's nothing to suggest that hard liquor ads promote
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer is organizing a conference to promote race
At an appearance at Norfolk State University today, Beyer said he's working
with the Legislative Black Caucus and community and religious leaders to
organize the event.
The presumptive Democratic nominee for governor next year says the meeting
will be held next month to provide time to develop proposals for the General
Assembly session that starts in January.
With control of the State Senate hanging in the balance, the race to replace
Virgil Goode promises to be a hard- fought and closely- watched contest.
It now appears that Republican Delegate Allen Dudley and Democratic Delegate
Roscoe Reynolds are the most likely candidates to contend for the job.
Beyer says both political parties have plenty at stake.
IN Q=If I look at this selfishly
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IF I LOOK AT THIS SELFISHLY AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE. IT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 20 - 20 SENATE AND A 21 - 19. THAT'S A
VERY IMPORTANT MARGIN, BECAUSE YOU WORK YOUR WILL ON EVERYTHING FROM PROCEDURE
TO SENATE RULES TO HOW BILLS ARE REFERRED. AND I THINK WE'VE THRIVED THE LAST
YEAR WITH A 20 TO 20 SENATE. WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO PRESERVE IT.))
OUT Q=to preserve it.
The special election to choose Goode's successor in the State Senate is
likely to happen sometime next month.
Voters in two states have endorsed letting people use marijuana for health
But it's not clear what effect the ballot measures will have.
That's because federal law prohibits anyone from using, growing or selling
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
IN Q=Law enforcement
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :02
SUPER=01-Dan Lungren/CA Attorney General; :16
SUPER=01-Brad Gates/Orange Co. Sheriff; :41
SUPER=01-Herbert Cleber/Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr.; 1:13
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:22
OUT Q=News, Los Angeles.
(( LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA FIND THEMSGLVES IN
--SOT--Brad Gates, Orange county sheriff there s no question
this is a crisis, not only for law enforcement, forget law enforcement, it s a
crisis for parents, it s a crisis for schools.
TRK2 ) IN CALIFORNIA PEOPLE WHO HAVE A VERBAL OR WRITTEN recommendation FROM
A DOCTOR MAY NOW LEGALLY OBTAIN , GROW, AND USE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL
REASONS. BUT THE INITIATIVE S LANGUAGE IS SO BROAD THAT POLICE OFFICERS AND
PROSECUTORS SAY THEY WON T BE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE SICK AND THE
--SOT--gates the officer is going to have to determine, is
the reason for the illness legitimate.. He s going to have to go run down the
doctor and make sure he investigates that..did you give him a verbal ok, a
written ok, what kind of disease did you give him an ok for. ? that s gonna
IN POLITICALLY CONSERVATIVE ARIZONA, VOTERS DECIDED TO RADICALLY
CHANGE DRUG POLICY... THEIR NEW LAW CALLS FOR THE RELEASE OF UP TO 1500
INMATES CONVICTED OF DRUG POSSESSION, AND IN ADDITION TO MARIJUANA EVEN ALLOWS
DOCTORS TO SUGGEST HEROIN OR LSD FOR MEDICINAL USE. PUZZLED
PHYSICIANS ARE WONDERING WHY VOTERS CAN HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER DRUGS.
--SOT--Herbert Cleber, prof. Columbia med.
We should not be putting drugs on the market by popular referendum.
WHEN ITC OMES TO THESE DRUGS DOCTORS AND PATIENTS STILL RISK BREAKING
FEDERAL LAW. BUT THE FEDS HAVE NEVER GONE AFTER THE INDIVIDUAL DRUG
USER... THEY DEAL WITH BIG TRAFFICKERS.
NEXT WEEK IN WASHINGTON, STATE OFFICIALS ARE MEETING WITH THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL AND THE FBI, AN THE WHITEHOUSE DRUG CZAR TO DEVELOP A PLAN OF ATTACK.
BUT IT S GOING TO BE SOME TIME BEFORE THE SMOKE CLEARS . . MANUEL GALLEGUS,
CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.
Soft Music Under
When News 7 returns,
Election Day is over...but the lasting results will be talked about for a
and we'll give update on Frank Sinatra condition...
MUSIC UP FULL
Despite news reports that he was suffering from pneumonia and heart failure,
Frank Sinatra went home from the hospital this morning.
SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;
Photographers massed outside Sinatra's Beverly Hills home, hoping to get a
glimpse of the 80 year old entertainer.
They did see Sinatra's daughter Tina, who said her father doing fine.
IN Q=he's happy
((TINA SINATRA/DAUGHTER;HE'S HAPPY TO BE HOME AND HE LOOKS GREAT... SEE YA! ))
SUPER=01-Tina Sinatra/Daughter; Quick!!!
OUT Q=see ya
Sinatra went into the hospital for treatment of a pinched nerve.
A spokesperson said she couldn't comment further on his condition.
Virginia Tech was under the lights tonight hosting the Pirates of East
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Pirates; :
A cold night in Blacksburg as the Hokies came into Lane Stadium Worsham
Leading 7 to nothing late in the second quarter Jim Druckenmiller throws
his second T-D of the night as he connects with Cornelius White on the 23 yard
pass to make it 14 to nothing.
But with less than 2-minutes left in the first half Dan Gonzalez goes to
the air and hits Larry Shannon who takes it in from 75 yards out and the Hokies
led 14 to 7 at the half.
Ken Oxendine's short t-d run made it 21 to 7 but in the fourth quarter Brian
Edmonds came through with a 15 yard run and the Hokies led 28 to 14.
Then Marcus Parker adds the icing SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/35/East
Carolina/14/;to the cake he runs up the middle from 14 yards out and the
Hokies beat the Pirates 35 to 14 giving Frank Beamer his 100-th career win.
IN Q=First audio
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :
OUT Q=........getting old."
While the Hokies are on track for a big bowl; the Virginia Cavaliers
appear to be in big trouble. Unranked Clemson beat UVa 24-16 this afternoon.
The Tigers would score on their second possession of the game on Raymond
Preister 15 yard run. Clemson's 263 rushing yards on the day are the most the
Cavaliers have given up all season!!!
UVa's 4 fumbles also proved costly. Tiki Barber's miscue on this punt
return led Clemson to it's second TD of the first quarter. Barber was held to
under a 100 yards rushing for the first time this season. Virginia was down
14-3 after the first.
Tim Shermam passed for a season high SUPER=36-Clemson/24/Virginia/16;
346 yards, completing 19 of 28 passes, but was sacked 8 times!!!
He also accounted for UVa's only TD, a 4 yard run in the fourth quarter.
Clemson bumps UVa to 4th place in the ACC with the 24-16 win.
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
((TIM SHERMAN/UVA QUARTERBACK:))
((TIKI BARBER/25 CARRIES FOR 82 YARDS:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Quarterback; :09
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/25 Carries for 82 Yards; :17
OUT Q=...like that"
In Lexington this afternoon, V-M-I hosted Richmond At Alumni Memorial
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Spiders; :
Bill Stewart trying to get his team ready for the game.
Early in the first quarter V-M-I would get on the board as quarterback Al
Lester hands off to Thomas Haskins who runs up the left sideline for a 34 yard
touchdown and a 7 to nothing lead.
V-M-I's defense would hold the Spiders through a quarter and a half as
Kelly Cook Stops Jasper Pendergrass for a big loss.
but Richmond would go to its own SUPER=36-VMI/20/Richmond/7/;air
attack as Joe Elrod hooks up with Muneer Moore for this 44 yard touchdown pass
the Spiders tied it at 7 to 7 but V-M-I wins it 20 to 7.
GRAPHIC=W & L Logo
Just up the street at Washington and Lee, The Generals were taking on ODAC
power Emory and Henry.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Generals vs Wasps; :
Lou Wacker on the sideline early in the game.
W & L would get its second t-d of the game Brooks Fisher tosses to Tommy
Ruger who pitches it back to Fisher who takes it in from 19 yards out and
Washington and Lee led 14 to nothing.
Emory and Henry would come back as Aaron Brand goes to the air and hits
Jimmy Clark for the 34 yard touchdown pass and the Wasps trailed the Generals
14 to 6.
The Generals would fill the sting SUPER=36-Emory & Henry/43/Washington &
Lee/27/; of the Wasps again as Brand pitches to J.D. Davis for the six yard
touchdown run to make it 14 to 12 and Emory wins it 43 to 27.
The Liberty Flames were looking for their 5th win of the season in the
final home game of the year at Williams Stadium against Livingstone.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Bears vs. Flames;
Former LU hoops star Julius Nwosu, who was waived by the Boston Celtics
earlier this week, was back in the Hill City to cheer on his alma mater.
But it was the Blue Bears who were hot early. This 4 yard TD run by
Parnell Wilder on the option, put Livingstone up 10 to nothing late in the
Liberty lit up the scoreboard on its next possession. Ben Anderson
connects with Stacy Nobles and Nobles does the rest, turning upfield for a 66
yard touchdown to bring the Flames to within 3 at 10-7.
Then just before the half, Anderson fires a 6 yard strike to Courtney
Freeman and Liberty led 14 to 10, and the Flames go on to win it 27 to 17.
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/CBS SPORTS; :
Purdue upset Michigan But the big upset happened in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis scoring in the final 34 second of the game to beat sixth ranked
For that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
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SUPER=0101-/Richmond/7/j/VMI/20///j/Clinch Valley/36//Sue Bennett/0///;
SUPER=0101-j/James Madison/14//Connecticut/6////Mass./6/j/William &
SUPER=0101-/Duke/22/j/N.C. State/44///j/North Carolina#7/28//Louisville/10///;
SUPER=0101-j/Florida St.#3/44//Wake Forest/7////Boston College/21/j/Notre
SUPER=0101-j/Brigham Young/49//Rice/0///j/Kansas State#13/38//Kansas/12///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, The Roanoke Rush comes up short Floyd County wins the Three
And Pulaski County and Northside will high school football games this
The Roanoke Rush season ended this afternoon in the Semi finals of the Minor
League Football Playoffs.
Hammond beats the Rush 10 to 9.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Hammond; :
The Rush entered the game with a 12 and 1 record.
But the Blue thunder made it a close game in the fourth quarter Doug
Colestran goes to the air and hits John Westbrook on the touchdown pass and
Hammond took the 10 to 9 lead.
Hammond turned it over with 2 SUPER=36-Hammond/10/Roanoke/9/;minutes
left but the Rush missed this field goal that would have won the game instead
Hammond advances with the 10 to 9 win.
A number of Friday Football Extra's big games from last night were moved to
today because of the inclimate yesterday.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Lord Botetourt vs. Northside; :00
But as you can see the weather wasn't a whole lot better today as Northside
hosted Lord Botetourt.
This one was scoreless in the second when Botetourt Defensive End Derrick
Stanley tipped this Xavier Lee pass into the hands of linebacker allen Brown,
who returns it for a touchdown to make it 7-to-nothing Cavaliers.
But Northside would come back in the snow with the X-Men, as Xavier Lee hands
off to fullback Xavier Cargile, and the 225 pound back coasts in for the TD.
Northside wins it 20-to-14 to make the playoffs, while Botetourt now has to
get ready for the postseason with a banged up Wesley Cox who injured his left
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Pulaski Co. vs. Cave Spring;
On the other end of Roanoke County it was senior day at Cave Spring, as the
Pulaski County Cougars came in looking to wrap up the RVD title.
The Cougar defense would set the tone early with two quick interceptions.
Corey Paxton's pass is picked off by J.R. Brown, who makes a nice return.
The Cougar offense would then get busy with Ronald Branch dropping this pass
into the hands of Craig Hodge who breaks tackles and gets inside the five.
SUPER=36-Pulaski Co./38/Cave Spring/0;
Ryan Brockmeyer would then roll in for the score as the Cougars win the
Roanoke Valley district title 38-to-nothing.
Also today, Parry McCluer beat Bath County, Radford topped Auburn. And
Staunton River beat Appomattox.
Floyd County looked to defend their Three Rivers Championship in
christiansburg this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Floyd Co. vs Glenvar; :
For the fourth time this year the Lady Buffs of Floyd County would lock
horns with Dennis Layman and his Lady Highlanders of Glenvar.
After leading by six at the half, Floyd would get a big third quarter from
Lisa Smith as she gets the stickback for two of her game high 15 points.
Glenvar would attempt to comeback as Amanda Kennedy gets the assist to Amy
Layman for a three pointer.
But Floyd would hold down the SUPER=33-Floyd Co./46/Glenvar/35/;stretch
as Karen Pursifull drives down the lane and hits the jumper Floyd county wins
the district title 46 to 35.
The election season has ended, but odds are we'll be talking about the races
for some time.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=Who would
SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Syndicated Columnist; :14
SUPER=01-Bud Oakey/Roanoke Regional Chamber; :43
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
For starters, who would have thought Mark Warner would have run so close to
John Warner in Virginia's U-S Senate race?
Syndicated Columnist Ray Garland expected this would happen.
SOT On record tape tot 00:03:15
IN Q=Certainly he
((RAY GARLAND/SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: CERTAINLY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN BOOSTED A
LITTLE BIT BY WHAT SEEMED TO BE A DEMOCRATIC TIDE FLOWING OFF THE NATIONAL
ELECTIONS. THE BIG QUESTION MARK IS TO WHAT EXTENT DID JOHN WARNER'S REFUSAL
TO DEFEND HIS OWN VOTING RECORD OR DEFEND THE VOTING RECORD OF THE REPUBLICAN
CONGRESS HELP HIM OR HURT HIM? ))
OUT Q=or hurt him?
And what kind of an impact will Virgil Goode have on Washington, knowing
the Congressman- elect is an independent minded legislator?
SOT On record tape 00:17:24
IN Q=I think that
((BUD OAKEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER: I THINK THAT PUTS HIM INTO A VERY
POWERFUL NEGOTIATING POSITION WHEN HE GOES TO WASHINGTON BECAUSE HE IS OF THE
MINDSET WHERE HE COULD BE A SWING VOTE EITHER WAY DEPENDING ON THE ISSUE.))
OUT Q=the issue.
For more of this Election day post- mortem, watch On Record, Sunday morning
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
at 11, on WDBJ.