Good evening, high speed and a wet highway caused one death in Campbell
The driver told police she was speeding when she hit a patch of water and
An 18- year- old passenger in the car was killed.
People world-wide worked to stop the spread of HIV infection today,
commemorating World AIDS Day.
And an icon of the 60's is dead.
Legendary singer Tiny Tim only had one hit song... but that was enough for a
lifetime of fame.
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((TINY TIM; COME TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS WITH ME ))
OUT Q=with me
Tim died of heart failure shortly after a benefit performance in
Minneapolis... his wife say the last thing he heard was applause.
Join us for more news, plus the latest weather and sports, tonight on News 7
A college student heading back to school after the Thanksgiving break was
killed in a single- car accident in Campbell County this morning.
Two others were injured.
The wreck occurred in the westbound lanes of Route 4-60 near Concord around
State police say the driver, 18- year- old April Lewis, admitted she'd been
speeding when her car hit a patch of water, ran off the road and struck a
A passenger in the front seat, 18- year- old Bonita Barton, was pronounced
dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Rescue crews spent more than ninety minutes working to free another girl who
was trapped in the rear of the car.
All three teens were on their way back to college in Arkansas.
Charges against the driver are pending.
A Roanoke man was killed this morning.
Police say 49- year- old Anthony Roger Crutchfield was stabbed in a fight at
the V-F-W Post on Loudon Avenue around 4... he later died at Roanoke Memorial
The other man in the fight, 36 year old Michael Wells of Roanoke, was
arrested after he tried to get a warrent charging Crutchfield with assault.
Wells told police Crutchfield started the fight, and he stabbed him in self
Police have charged Wells with murder.
A mudslide in Oregon indirectly killed three people yesterday.
Witnesses say a family of four was traveling on a Western Oregon highway
last night when a wall of mud washed over the road.
The driver stopped the car, but a tractor trailer couldn't stop and ran into
it, sending the car into a river.
The husband survived the accident, but his wife and two children died.
Rescue workers found their bodies today.
It's been a day of memorials and activism in the fight against AIDS.
Prayer services, vigils and other ceremonies were held around the globe
Chris Stanley reports
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SUPER=08-Yinon Schenkar/Jerusalem Executive Director; :24
SUPER=01-Chris Stanley/Reporting; :50
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The man who took a ukulele and became an icon of the 60's has died.
Tiny Tim died of cardiac arrest last night at a hospital in Minneapolis.
Tim only had one hit song, tiptoe through the tulips, but it was enough to
carry his career for years.
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OUT Q=tulips with me
Tiny Tim was 64 years old.
He became ill last night while singing his trademark song at a benefit in
His wife says the last thing he heard was applause.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--
Virginia Lottery officials say they'll have to change the lottery to keep up
with gambling trends.
and Liberty University owes millions of dollars to creditors.
We'll hear from the school's chancellor on that...
Some flare- ups of showers and even some thunderstorms across the region
A flash flood warning is posted until 1 a-m for Bedford and Patrick
But once the frontal system moves east late tonight-- drier weather will
In the meantime...today's numbers..
MUSIC UP FULL
Will Liberty University's creditors accept a fifty cents-on- the-dollar
The school's chancellor says he's still waiting to hear.
Liberty owes about 15- million dollars to creditors who bought bonds the
school issued in the 1980's.
Lawyers representing the bondholders finished appraising the campus last
They had threatened to foreclose on the property unless Liberty made its
annual interest payment on the debt.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell says the school still has the financial backing
to offer bondholders half the value of their bonds.
IN Q=The bank commitment
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: THE BANK COMMITMENT IS
STILL IN PLACE, IT'S STILL ON THE TABLE, AND WE'RE SIMPLY WAITING FOR THE
BONDHOLDERS' COMMITTEES ATTORNEYS TO STOP FIGHTING OVER MONEY FOR THEMSELVES
AND EITHER SAY YES OR NO.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; :00
OUT Q=yes or no.
Falwell expects to hear within a week whether that offer is accepted.
He admits Liberty may have ruffled some feathers by paying the interest
directly to the bondholders rather than through their attorneys.
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Virginia Lottery officials have all but run out of ideas for new games and
gimmicks to lure players.
That has state officials wondering if the lottery will continue to make more
The profitability of the lottery's traditional numbers games and scratch
tickets has peaked.
To boost revenues, state legislators are considering making lottery games
more like casino-style gambling.
A subcommittee is studying a proposal for a new keno-style lottery game that
would be launched next year.
The game would be played in restaurants and taverns, with several drawings
The game could net the state 30 million dollars or more in profits.
Shareholders approve the sale of a big employer in Lynchburg and the Roanoke
Valley, New River Valley, and Alleghany Highlands join forces on a new regional
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :37
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BURLEY MKT LBRAW 27:29
Farmers and buyers are pleased with the opening of the Burley
Tobacco Market in Abingdon.
Prices are on the high end and both sides agree it's a better crop this year
NEWSER LBRAW 27:44
From now on western Virginia will be marketed as "Virginia's Technology
Economic developers from the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and Alleghany
Highlands want to stress the region's high- tech orientation at trade shows and
FIRST COLONY FILE LB RAW 28:50
First Colony shareholders okayed the sale of the Lynchburg insurance company
to GE Capital.
It plans no major changes in First Colony's 950 member workforce.
DRAGON VIDEO LBRAW
A Greensboro investment group has purchased roughly half the assets of
Roanoke County company that makes a variety of garden products.
The Dragon Corporation says the move shouldn't affect employees.
SHOPPING VIDEO LBRAW
And the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start in our area on the
day after Thanksgiving.
Research indicates most people plan to spend more than they did a year ago.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average rose about 50 points, while Nasdaq finished up 18 ticks.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
Also this week, Virginia Transformer is growing.
The Salem company says it will add 50 positions to handle new business it's
going to take on in Asia and South America.
Soft Music Under
Up next on the newscast,
Do you believe in ghosts?
Many people say one walks the halls in a house in Bedford.
and if you're going to put up a live Christmas Tree this year...then you'll
definitely want to see this next story.
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((BRUCE FELDBERG/HORTICULTURIST: IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE LIGHTS. I WOULD USE
THEM SPARINGLY. DON'T KEEP THEM ON ALL THE TIME. DON'T PUT HUNDREDS OF LIGHTS
ON THE TREE.))
OUT Q=on the tree.
We'll hear what other tips he has when we come back.
MUSIC UP FULL
Christmas tree lots are popping up around are area, and while a lot of
people buy cut trees, other's want their tree to be more than just a holiday
Either way, there are some things you should know...
Beth Myer reports.
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SUPER=01-Bruce Feldberg/Horticulturist; :15
OUT Q=news 7.
(( Choosing a live, cut tree that will last through the holidays isn't too
difficult, but there are a few easy tips to help you select one that's fresh.
10 13 59 00 - 1 14 14 00
IN Q=You can always test
((YOU CAN ALWAYS TEST THAT BY BENDING AND IT SHOULD SPRING RIGHT BACK. IF IT
SNAPS NEEDLES ARE FALLING OFF, YOU KNOW IT'S BEEN OUT OF THE GROUND FOR QUITE
AWHILE AND HAS NOT BEEN KEPT FRESH BY BEING KEPT MOIST. ))
OUT Q=kept moist.
It's best to make a fresh cut at the bottom so it has good conductive tissues
for water. And keep the water fresh to keep the tree healthy.
If you're choosing a tree that you will plant in your yard after Christmas,
make sure the root ball is big and don't keep it inside long.
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IN Q=The shortest amount of
((THE SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME WILL BE BEST FOR THE TREE SO IF YOU CAN KEEP IT
IN FOR A WEEK OR LESS THAT WOULD BE BEST FOR THE TREE. ))
OUT Q=the tree.
The best Christmas trees to plan in the Roanoke Valley are the Norway Spruce,
the Colorado SPruce and WHite Pines. Summers can be too hot in this area for
Frazier Furs. Beth Myer News 7.))
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Well, we ended November on a rather rainy note-- and so far, December has
had a pretty soggy start.
Let's find out what else the 12th month has to offer-- here's Patrick Evans
with the Almanac.
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(keep music up for highs and lows)
dissolve into wx-tape
(( The 12th month brings many surprises, whether from beneath a Christmas tree
or the skies above.
For instance, the Geminid Meteors, as plentiful as a meteor-a-minute, will
dash across the heavens on the 12th and 13th this month.
The Winter Solstice, silently ushering in the coldest months of the year,
arrive on the 21st, at 9:06 in the morning.
The Full Long Nights Moon, descriptive of winter, will light St. Nick's way
as the traverses the globe on Christmas Eve this year.
With the advent of winter, highs are so high, averaging middle and upper
forties as you travel from West of East.
Lows drop lower as autumn departs.
Overnight the New River Valley cools to the low 20s, while Roanoke and
Lynchburg are only a hair below 30 for the month.
Liquid precipitation equals in the neighborhood of three inches in the
twelfth month, but they may be deceiving.
Snowfall can average from three to four inches, and maybe more this winter.
Now where did I put that shovel?
That's our Christmas Weather list from the News 7 Weather Center.
I'm Patrick Evans wishing you happy holidays from your Hometown Station.))
The Carolina Panthers set up a showdown with San Francisco next weekend in
the A-F-C west.
The Panthers also scored the first shutout in franchise history beating
Tampa Bay 24 to nothing.
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The Panthers defense forced three Trent Dilfer turnovers on this play he is
hit and fumbles the ball Shawn King picks it up and scores from 12 yard out to
make it 10 to nothing in the second quarter.
The Panthers used the running game for their next score Howard Griffith
takes it in from the one yard line to make it 17 to nothing.
Then in the fourth quarter Anthony SUPER=30-Carolina/24/Tampa
Bay/0/;Johnson takes the handoff and he blows through the line and scores from
25 yards out and the Panthers beat the Bucs 24 to nothing.
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((SHAWN KING/PANTHER DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: ))
((CARLTON BAILEY/PANTHER LINEBACKER: ))
SUPER=01-Shawn King/Panther Defensive Lineman; :00(quick!!!)
SUPER=01-Carlton Bailey/Panther Linebacker; :06(quick!!!)
OUT Q=......Next Week."
The Niners are 9 and 3 aand Carolina is 9 and 4.
There's now a three way tie at the top of the standings in the N-F-C East.
Ty Detmer threw three first half touchdowns as the Eagles beat the Giants 24
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Leading three to nothing Detmer goes to the air and hits a wide open Jason
Dunn on the 14 yard touchdown pass and the Eagles took the 10 to nothing lead
in the first quarter.
After a Giant fumble, Detmer goes up top again this time hitting Irvan
Fryer on the 19 yard touchdown pass play and the Eagles led 17 to Nothing in
the second quarter.
Detmer would strike again before SUPER=30-Philadelphia/24/N.Y.Giants/0/;
:the half throwing this bullet over the middle to Christy Jones from the two
and the Eagles go on to beat the Giants 24 to Nothing.
The Eagles join Washington and Dallas at the top all three teams have 8 and
Former Tech receiver Antonio Freeman returned to the Green Bay lineup from
a broken arm and had a career high 10 receptions for 156 yards as the Packers
beat the Bears 28 to 17.
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The Bears took the lead early in the second quarter when Dave Kreig goes up
top and hits Bobby Engram on this 15 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to
But the Packers scored 14 unanswered points in the quarter. Brett Favre
hooking up with Keith Jackson on this 19 yard touchdown pass in the corner of
the end zone to tie it at 7.
And then the Packer special teams come up big. Desmond Howard taking
SUPER=30-Green Bay/28/Chicago/17/;this punt and going right in front of the
Bear sideline untouched on his way to a 75 yard run for a touchdown and the
Packers go to 10 and 3 with the win.
Denver clinched the A-F-C West title today with a win over Seattle.
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In Baltimore, the Ravens prevented Pittsburgh from clinching at least a tie
for the A-F-C Central crown. Former Steeler Bam Morris rushed for 100 Yards
and Eric Green, also a former Steeler caught a touchdown pass in the Ravens
For all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
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OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
The Virginia Tech Hokies are thinking Orange and the Hokies say they deserve
to represent the Conference in the Orange Bowl.
Friday in Blacksburg, the Hokies beat Virginia 26 to 9 giving Tech 10
victories for the first time in school history.
Tech finished 10 and 1 and moved to 11-th in the A-P poll and the Hokies
say they are deserving of the recognition.
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((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Virginia Tech Qaurterback; :
OUT Q=....recognized finally."
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The Hokies want more recognition. And when Miami beat Syracuse yesterday
in the Carrier Dome, The Canes, Hokies and Orangemen finished in a three way
tie for the conference title.
And the Hokies are talking about representing the league in the Orange
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OUT Q=...love to go to it."
The Hokies will get the official word when the bowl pairings are announced
next weekend right here on your Hometown Station.
And coming up, Wake Forest wins in Richmond Hakeem Olajuwon was back in the
Hospital this morning.
And Fred Couples home the big money for the second year in a row in golf's
Tim Duncan had 14 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots as third
ranked Wake Forest routed Richmond 80 to 55.
Wake Head Coach Dave Odom on the floor just before the tipoff.
Tony Rutland lights it up from three point range with this basket as the
Deacons jumped out to a 10 point lead.
Richmond would work the inside to try and cut the lead Rick Edwards scoring
two of his game high 17 points.
But Wake comes back with the inside game. Tim Duncan passes to Shawn
allen for the easy slam as Wake led at the half.
Richmond made a run early in the second half Charles Jefferson nails the
three pointer from the top of the key.
But Duncan took control and this SUPER=33-Wake
Forest/80/Richmond/55/;time he stays outside for three of his 17 points as
Wake Forest beats richmond 80 to 55.
Latrell Sprewell threw in 28 points today to lead the Golden State Warriors
over Portland 98 to 70.
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The Warriors also held P.J. Carlesimo's team to 30 per cent from the field.
In the first quarter, Chris Mullin pulls up and nits this three pointer to
give the Warriors a 7 to nothing lead.
Portland trailed 27 to 16 when Isiah Rider hits this fall away jumper in
the second quarter.
But Sprewell led a third quarter SUPER=30-Golden
State/98/Portland/70/;rally in which the Warriors led by as many as 24 and the
Warriors win it 98 to 70.
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Houston center Hakeem Olajuwon is in very good condition after being
hospitalized for the second time by an irregular heartbeat.
After scoring 34 points against the Bullets last night he flew back to
For tonight's scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0098-j/Villanova/85//Tulane/70///j/Iowa State/82//Md.East. Shore/62///;
SUPER=0098-j/Roanoke/89//Frank. & Marshall/75///j/Illinois/92/Virginia
SUPER=0103-/Vancouver/3/j/Philadephia/4///j/San Jose/4//St. Louis/3///;
OUT Q=....last score."
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Fred Couples is the big winner in the Skins Game for the second straight
year. Couples won 9 Skins and earned 280-thousand dollars, 240-thousand of
that on one hole.
Tom Watson, the oldest among the four golfers, won 120-thousand on this
hole to finish second at 220-thousand dollars.
Tiger Woods won 40-thousand and John Daly struck out.
State funds have dried up so a preservation group is looking to the public
for help in restoring The Avenel (AV-en-el) Plantation.
The 158 year- old house was a fixture in Bedford long before the city
The historic home has only had two owners and many believe the first owner
still walks the halls.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=01-Peggy Ballard Maupin/Avenel's Former Owner; :09
SUPER=03-Bedford/August 1996; :41
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OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=OH FOR GOODNESS
((PEGGY BALLARD MAUPIN/AVENEL'S FORMER OWNER: OH FOR GOODNESS SAKES. WE USE
TO HAVE SQUARE DANCING HERE, ROUND DANCING. SOMETIMES WE'D HAVE DIFFERENT ONES
TO COME IN AND MAKE THE MUSIC.))
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Peggy Maupin is almost 98- years- old and has lived most of her life at
Her father bought the property from Burwell family in 1906.
The plantation has only had two owners.
Shortly after Peggy and her family moved in... the "white lady" revealed
IN Q=WHY WOULD IT
((WHY WOULD IT BE ANYONE ELSE ACCEPT MISS BURWELL. SHE WAS LOOKING AFTER HER
HOME AND SEEING THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING ALL RIGHT.))
OUT Q=GOING ALL RIGHT
The story of the "white lady" attracted the attention of producers of the
television show "Sightings."
Peggy was interview for the show this summer.
She says she's only seen the "white lady" once, as a little girl.
Peggy says she her family and a number of party guests all saw the lady.
IN Q=AND WE SAY THIS
((AND WE SAW THIS LADY DRESSED IN AN OLD TIME WHITE DRESS AND SHE WAS CARRYING
A PARASOL IN HER HAND AND WHEN SHE GOT ACROSS THE ROAD SHE DISAPPEARED IN FRONT
OF A BIG OAK TREE. AND MY MOTHER TURNED AROUND AND SAID, "DID ANY OF YOU SEE
WHAT I JUST SEEN?" AND OF COURSE RIGHT MANY OF US HAD SEEN IT.))
OUT Q=US HAD SEEN IT
A preservation group has been trying to restore the historic site for some
They say the plantation offered Confederate soldiers refuge, Robert E. Lee
has stayed there, Lee even greeted soldiers at the home shortly after the war
But they say the history of the Burwell family alone, is enough reason to
save the house.
Peggy says she was never frightened of the spirit that lives at Avenel.
And even though she's only seen the "White Lady" once there have been other
Peggy says the spirit checked on her brother every night as he slept.
IN Q=he used
((HE USED TO SAY THAT DOOR WOULD OPEN AT 12 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT.))
OUT Q=AT NIGHT
Peggy says she's not sure how long the "White Lady" will remain at Avenel,
but she says she happy so many people have gotten a glimpse of the lady in
Denise Allen News 7.))
The show "Sightings" is about real people's experiences with U-F-O's, ghosts
and other weird happenings.
The episode on Avenel is supposed to air this month on the Sci-Fi channel.