Coming up next on News 7 at six...
We'll meet one of the first women accepted to VMI, and find out if she plans
to become a cadet next fall.
And a reward is offered in a local abduction case.
In sports, the Hokies found out who they will play in the Orange bowl this
evening Steve Mason is standing by in Blacksburg.
And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pull of the upset beating the Washington
Far southwest Virginia is looking for snow tonight which will cover the
roadways. Details just ahead.
A Highland County teenager has decided SHE will attend The Virginia Military
Institute in the fall.
Jennifer Jolin told News 7 her application was accepted and she plans to
The 17-year old Highland High School senior turned in her application while
touring V-M-I last month.
She also applied to James Madison and The University of Virginia but decided
V-M-I would help her reach he goals.
IN Q=ACTUALLY I FEEL
((JENNIFER JOLIN/HIGHLAND HS SENIOR: ACTUALLY I FEEL LIKE I NEED A REAL
DISCIPLINED ATMOSPHERE AND THIS IS ABOUT AS DISCIPLINED AS I CAN GET.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE YOU LIKE?
IT'LL KEEP ME FOCUSED. I WANT TO GO INTO MEDICINE AND HOPEFULLY BE A DOCTOR
SOMEDAY AND THIS WILL DEFINITELY HELP.))
SUPER=10-Jennifer Jolin/Highland H.S. Senior/November 15;
OUT Q=DEFINITELY HELP
The Monterey native is one of four women accepted through the early
15 females have applied overall.
School officials say they would like to have at least 30 women enrolled in
Virginia Tech has been making the national news as well-- the national
sports news that is.
And when state teams go bowling, sporting goods stores prepare for an
on-slaught of shoppers.
Now that the Tech team has tickets to Miami, Orange Bowl memorabilia will
soon be the hottest Christmas present in Southwest Virginia.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 1995;
Management at Legends in Tanglewood Mall says if last year is any indication
they won't be able to keep the tee-shirts and sweats in stock.
A good football season for state schools makes the holiday shopping season
IN Q=LAST YEAR WAS GREAT
((MARK CHRISLEY/LEGENDS: LAST YEAR WAS GREAT I TELL YOU WHAT. IT MADE THE
TECH SHIRT SALES DOUBLE. WE GOT T-SHITRTS AND POLO SHIRTS AND THEY WENT FLYING
OUT THE DOOR.))
OUT Q=OUT THE DOOR
Virginia Tech Orange Bowl merchandise isn't in yet, but Chrisley says a
shipment should be in at the end of the week.
Tech plays Nebraska in Miami on December 31st.
Steve Mason will join us live from Blacksburg with more on that later in
The Virginia School Boards Association is suing the State Board of
The suit is about school board members who take classes to help them serve
on the board.
In the past, LOCAL school boards decided whether or not to pay for those
But the STATE board has given itself the authority to force local school
boards to pay for the classes.
The school board association, which represents all the boards in the state,
is asking a Richmond Circut Court to stop the STATE board from using it's new
Members of the association will talk about the lawsuit at a press conference
Authorities hope money will entice someone to step forward with information
about the robbery of a Henry County family and their two children.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./November 19;
The Fernandez family was robbed at gunpoint inside their Axton home on Route
614, last month.
The Henry County Sheriff's Department has little to go on.
The robber was wearing a ski mask when he forced his way in, tied the
family up and placed pillow cases over their heads.
After searching the residence, the suspect forced Mrs. Fernandez to empty
the safe at the couple's convenience store-- a couple of miles away.
Nearly three- thousand dollars is being offered for information.
IN Q=If there's
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IF THERE'S ANYTHING ANYBODY KNOWS,
PLEASE STEP FORWARD, YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THERE'S 2,750- DOLLARS REWARD
MONEY THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR THE PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, THE
IDENTITY, AND ALSO SEEING THAT THEY'RE CHARGED AND CONVICTED IN A COURT. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=in a court.
The incident has alarmed residents in the Axton community.
The Sheriff's department recently met with residents to offer tips about
setting up a neighborhood watch program.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6--
One of the largest phone compainies in our area may soon be facing some
and he was instrumental in bringing early industry to Radford.
Now, Gabriel Wharton's house will be used for those visiting the heart of
the New River Valley.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
Bell Atlantic may soon have some competition for local business customers
Recent changes in the federal Telecommunications Act have opened the door
for competition on the local telephone exchange.
And two companies have made applications to Roanoke City Council.
IN Q=Initially, we'll target
((JIM GILLIS/KMC TELECOM: INITIALLY, WE'LL TARGET THE BUSINESS CUSTOMERS AND I
THINK AS THE BUSINESS AND THE TECHNOLOGY EVOLVES IT WILL REACH OUT INTO THE
RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY, BUT I THINK THAT'S DOWN THE ROAD FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Gillis/KMC Telecom;
OUT Q=four or five years.
SS=Roanoke City Seal
Council has given its preliminary approval to the companies, but will vote
again later this month.
A public-private partnership is preserving a piece of the past in hopes of
creating a brighter tomorrow.
The future of Glencoe, or Radford's Wharton House, includes new wall paper
and a new life as a museum.
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=Glencoe is affectionately
SUPER=01-Bud Jeffries/Radford Heritage Foundation;
SUPER=01-Tom Starnes/Radford Mayor;
SUPER=01-Mark Petty/Kollmorgen Motion Tech. Group;
OUT Q=News 7
(( Glencoe is affectionately known by Radford residents as The Wharton House.
Brigadier General Gabriel Wharton built it in 1870 on land obtained from is
father-in-law, Radford's founder.
Wharton was instrumental in the Radford's early industrial development.
He also helped create the state's Agriculture and Mechanical College, which
is now Virginia Tech.
Kollmorgen Motion Technologies Group has owned the property since 1983.
Radford's mayor saw the need for a museum to house the area's history and
approached the company with an idea.
Kollmorgen donated the property and the city of Radford is footing the bill
for the renovations.
The Radford Heritage Foundation will oversee the project.
One of the first jobs is repairing the roof, then the work moves inside
where many of the original fixtures still remain.
The foundation wants the house restored to its original state, so it will be
some time before the doors are opened to tourists.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The sale of a local hospital pays dividends for the Alleghany Highlands,
and unemployment levels remain low in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Cloverdale/File Tape; :10
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :22
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./Wednesday; :27
OUT Q=NAT SOT
As early as next year American Electric Power will submit an amended route
for a proposed power line in our area.
The U-S Forest Service gave the utility's first set of plans the thumbs down
because the preferred corridor crossed federal forest land.
Norfolk Southern has offered a voluntary buyout to 400 clerks in its Roanoke
Those who accept the deal get a 35- thousand- dollar- gross payment.
Grants are being distributed from a trust formed from the proceeds of the
sale of Alleghany Regional Hospital to Columbia-HCA.
Five grants totaling nearly one-point-five-million dollars were given to the
Greater Alleghany School Health Project, a school, a library, the Y-M-C-A and
Low unemployment levels in our area held steady in October.
Lynchburg and Roanoke both remained near the three- percent level, and
statewide, it was a little over four- percent.
It looks like our region will be losing the Tour DuPont, the nation's
premier cycling event.
DuPont is pulling its two- million- dollar sponsorship, and there's not a
lot of time to come up with a replacement.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average dropped almost 140 points, while Nasdaq finished down about 5 ticks.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
Also this week, Hampco Apparel is closing its plant in Chatham.
About 70 people worked there.
They will be offered jobs at another Hampco facility in the Martinsville
The Northern Virginia physician who had his license revoked in Virginia for
allegedly over-medicating patients suffering from chronic pain will be speaking
on his own behalf tonight.
SUPER=03-Richmond/June 20; :
The State Board of Medicine took action against Dr. William Hurwitz after
two of his patients died.
The doctor's supporters say his massive doses of chronic pain killers make
their lives tolerable.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain.
Tonight, on 60-MINUTES, you can hear more about the issue, and hear from Dr.
He says doctors are now afraid to use one of the most effective treatments
available for chronic pain-- high doses of narcotic drugs.
IN Q=The war on
((THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS TURNED INTO A WAR ON PAIN PATIENTS.
DO YOU EVER GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN'T TAKE THIS?
EVERY DAY. ))
OUT Q=every day.
"60 Minutes" airs tonight at 7 o'clock, right here on W-D-B-J.
Coming up on News 7,
Some West Point graduates in
Roanoke get their say on some controversial military issues.
Thanks to a West Point's homepage. (throw to stocks)
Graduates of West Point are now linked electronically.
The West Point Organization Network offers home pages for many of the
graduates, information for parents of cadets and even a chat line.
Having graduates on-line helps the West Point Society keep in close contact
with other alumni.
But members say the West Point Forum allows alumni to voice their views on
controversial military issues.
IN Q=WE'RE NOT PART
((JACK PRICE/WEST POINT SOCIETY: WE'RE NOT PART OF THE OFFICIAL ASSOCIATION OF
GRADUATES OR OF THE ACADEMY ITSELF, SO WE'RE ABLE TO HAVE UNRESTRICTED
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT EVERYTHING. A TYPICAL EXAMPLE WOULD BE THE IMPACT OF WOMEN
IN THE MILITARY.))
SUPER=01-Jack Price/West Point Society;
OUT Q=WOMEN IN THE MILITARY
Price says the forum gives alumni a chance to hear different perspectives on
He says that's why these conversations help the cohesiveness of West Point
Virginia Tech is now set for the Orange Bowl the Hokies finding out their
opponent this evening lets join Steve Mason in Blacksburg.
(Steve ad lib)
Commercial break next
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off the upset today beating the Washington
Redskins 24 to 10.
SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
After the Redskins turned it over Trent Difler puts the ball into the air
and Jackie Harris pulls in the 22 yard touchdown pass giving the Bucs a 7 to
nothing lead in the first quarter.
Tampa Bay led 10 to nothing before Washington's Scott Blanton added this
29 yard field goal in the second quarter and the Bucs led 13 to 3 at the half.
The Bucs took a 16 to 3 lead early in the third then Difler hands off to
Mike Allstott who scores from 13 yards out the two point conversion made it 24
to 3 Bucs.
Washington scored with over SUPER=30-Tampa
Bay/24/Washington/10/;2-minutes left in the game when Gus Frerotte hits Henry
Ellard on the three yard touchdown pass but Tampa Bay wins it 24 to 10.
Antonio Freeman caught three touchdown passes this afternoon as Green Bay
beat Denver 41 to 6.
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/NBC SPORTS; ;
With John Elway sidelined with a hamstring injury the Packers defense puts
the rush on Bill Musgrave and comes up with a big sack in the first quarter.
Then in the second quarter, Brett Favre goes to the air and he hits Freeman
on this 14 yard touchdown pass play and the Packers took a 13 to 3 lead.
Favre hooks up with Freeman again in the third quarter, he breaks a
SUPER=30-Green Bay/41/Denver/6/;tackle and dashes down the sideline for this
51 yard touchdown and the Packers beat the Broncos 41 to 6.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
In Miami, Rodney Hampton and Howard Cross scored their first N-F-L
tochdowns of the season as the Giants knock off the Dolphins.
For all of today's scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0100-j/N.Y. Giants/17//Miami/7////St. Louis/9/j/Chicago/35///;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/3/j/Pittsburgh/16////Washington/10/j/Tampa Bay/24///;
SUPER=0100-/N.Y. Jets/3//New England/30/3///Buffalo/8//Seattle/16/3//;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
It will be several more days before the excitement surrounding Salem's state
championship begins to die down!
Mike Stevens has more on yesterday's 20-to-12 win that satisfied thousands
and lifted the burdens off of a few others.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :10
SUPER=01-Billy Miles/Salem Assistant Coach; :43
SUPER=01-Brad Bradley/Former Salem Receiver & Def. Back; :54
SUPER=01-Shaine Miles/Former Salem Tight End & Def. End; 1:05
SUPER=01-Sonny Tarpley/Salem Mayor; 1:32
SUPER=01-Forest Jones/Salem Asst. City Manager; 1:46
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
(( Salem's 20-to-12 win over Sherando, unleashed a flood of emotions Saturday
White, the consummate gentleman, who has had to endure more than his share of
unwarranted ridicule over the years for never winning the big one, was almost
knocked into the mud by the collective sigh of relief released by his assistant
coaches and former players.
The scene at Victory made it easy to forget the frustration from 1986 and
1991. Time has a way of healing, and so does winning. Just ask the Salem
Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))