Coming up next on News 7...
A three day old baby is back with his parents after police catch his
UPS is trying to avoid a second strike.
And VMI rats spend the day learning about their Civil War heritage.
News 7 is next.
A mother and child were seriously wounded in a Danville house fire tonight.
Inspector Ronnie Harvey says he thinks a 12-year-old girl had a can of gas
in her hand when the fire started in the kitchen.
He says second and third degree burns cover most of the girl's body.
She is reportedly being flown to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Her mother, Mary Stewart, suffered smoke inhalation and burns on her hands.
Flames damaged the rear of the house and firefighters are still trying to
confirm the cause of the blaze.
Every freshman class at V-M-I steps out of line- -somewhere along the way-
-just enough to make its mark.
It happened today at New Market.
Keith humphry was there.
IN Q=They were told
SUPER=03-New Market; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Warburton/VMI Senior; :18
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :36 QUICK!!
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Week; :54
SUPER=01-Dawn Marshall/Jen Jolin's Mother; 1:04
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
((They were told to WALK across the battlefield.
NAT SOT--walk ,roar, run
The largest rat class- -ever- -at V-M-I- -the first co-ed class- -broke into
Though it was a mark of defiance- -upperclassmen were delighted by the rats'
SOT Tape #1 12:28:45
IN Q=When rats wanna run
OUT Q=exhibited here today.
This is a history lesson.
Modern-day cadets learn the entire corps of cadets was pressed into service
by the Confederacy late in the Civil War.
Ten cadets died saving the day for the Southern cause.
IN Q=Uncalculating valor
OUT Q=about it.
It was also a coming out... a swearing in, and a ceremony to bestow the New
Market pins on these fledgling cadets.
YES-Sir- -Jolin at 12:42:55
Dawn Marshall of Highland County had been concerned about her daughter,
She thought those pictures she'd seen on T-V might have shown Jen buckling
under the attention of the cadre.
Jen assured her mom she was doing fine.
IN Q=As long as you
OUT Q=figured out.
If she can carry a tune all the way downtown- -by the end of her first
week- -after all she's been through, she might just make it.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
Baby Stuart is back home with his family tonight.
The three day old infant was found today when the suspected kidnapper led
police to a cardboard box behind a convenience store.
Police say 30 year old Kimberly Skurzewski(skur-ZOO-skee) left the baby
there afer she saw media reports of the kidnapping.
She was captured this morning when police stopped her as a shoplifting
Today Stuart was back in his mother's arms.
As they prepared to leave the hospital, Stuart's parents thanked the people
who found him.
IN Q=Thanks to everybody
((MELINDA COEN/MOTHER; THANKS TO EVERYBODY THAT HELPED US AND I JUST DON'T
REALLY KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY, I'M GLAD HE'S HERE, IT'S JUST BEEN A TOTAL
NIGHTMARE AND I'M GLAD THAT HE WAS FOUND SAFE.
JOHN REMBERT/FATHER; WE'RE GLAD THAT IT'S ALL OVER, ADN WE JUST WANT TO GO ON
AND GET ON WITH OUR LIVES, AND RAISE OUR CHILDREN.
SUPER=01-John Rembert/Father; :11
OUT Q=raise our children
The parents said they hoped God will touch the woman who took their son, and
help her through this time.
Police still don't know the motive behind the kidnapping.
Teamster's President Ron Carey claimed victory in the battle with UPS... now
he's in another fight.
An election supervisor tossed out the results of the union's last
The move came amid allegations that Teamsters funneled union money to the
Democratic Party, in return for donations to Carey's campaign fund.
The man who worked as Carey's campaign manager was allegedly working for the
Clinton-Gore campaign at the same time.
IN Q=I was not aware
(( RON CAREY/TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT; I WAS NOT AWARE, NOR WOULD I HAVE PREMITTED
JAMES HOFFA/CAREY'S OPPONENT; WE'RE CALLING FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO LOOK AT
THIS ISSUE OF THE MILLION DOLLARS GOING TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters President; QUICK
SUPER=01-James Hoffa/Carey's Opponent; :06-QUICK
OUT Q=to the democratic party
Hoffa says election officials should bar Carey from the Teamsters
presidential rematch, and he should step down immediately.
Meanwhile, UPS is trying to avoid another strike.
The company made its final contract offer to it's pilots today.
UPS pilots have worked under an old contract since late 1995.
They supported the Teamsters walkout, and say they expect UPS drivers to
support THEM, if THEY strike.
The company is offering pay raises and improved pensions in the new contract
The head of the Pilot's Association says he'll present it to the members
without a reccomendation, and let them make up their own minds.
Thousands of students made the annual trek to Tech today.
New students arrived on the Virginia Tech campus for the beginning of the
97-98 school year.
The new Hokies moved into the high-rise dorms carrying carpets, computers
and cut wood for lofts.
Parents with parked moving trucks filled with all the comforts of home were
a common site.
For the Young family this was the end of a very tiring weekend.
IN Q=WE HAVE MOVED
((REBECCA YOUNG/TECH PARENT: WE HAVE MOVED IN RACHEL AT WILLIAM AND MARY ON
FRIDAY, BROOK AT JMU ON SATURDAY AND JESSY HERE AT TECH TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Rebecca Young/Tech Parent;
OUT Q=AT TECH TODAY
Once the move-in is complete the party begins.
Tech is celebrating 125 years with a picnic and a very LARGE cake.
IN Q=THIS CAKE CONSISTS
((KIMBERLE BADNELLI/CULINARY SERVICE PROJECT MGR.: THIS CAKE CONSISTS OF ABOUT
720 HALF SHEET CAKES, 14-HUNDRED POUNDS OF ICING AND ABOUT THREE WEEKS OF
UNDIVIDED ATTENTION AND A COMMUNITY THAT WORKS TOGETHER TO PUT IT TOGETHER.))
((KRISTIE FAIRBANKS/PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSUMER ADVOCATE: WITH THE THEME BEING
"UT PROSUM THAT I MAY SERVE" WE JUST DECIDED TO GO AND REPLICATE THE THEME FOR
SUPER=01-Kimberle Badnelli/Culinary Service Project Mgr.; :00
SUPER=01-Kristie Fairbanks/Public Relations Consumer Advocate; :13
OUT Q=FOR THE CAKE
It's a replica of the War Memorial and the pylons are made of styrofoam and
the figures are made out of Rice Krispy Treats.
The cake serves about 10-thousand people and took more than 17 hours to
There was no winner in last night's drawing for the Virginia Lottery and the
jackpot is growing.
It now stands at an estimated 25 million dollars.
The next drawing is Wednesday night. The numbers selected in last night's
drawing were six, seven, 15, 28, 36 and 42.
Up next on News 7 at Eleven ..
it was a day filled with music. And whether your style is country or
rock you were sure to find the sounds at this festival enjoyable.
We'll have more in a few minutes.
Now, let's check on the weather with Andrew.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
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there is an anchor tag!
One of the the region's largest employers is being sued by a local union.
And, more new jobs are on the way to Clifton Forge.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/Friday; :39
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((The U-P-S strike appears to be over, pending ratification by Teamsters
The company and the union reached a tentative agreement Monday.
The United Transportation Workers' Union is suing Norfolk Southern for not
providing flush toilets on its trains...instead having them use a plastic bag
draped over a bucket.
The railroad says its practices are beyond all federal and state standards.
Wheat First Butcher Singer will soon be called Wheat First Union.
The Charlotte bank will purchase the Virginia brokerage firm for 471-
C-F-W Communications will add 75 full- time workers at its directory
assistance center in Clifton Forge.
This will put the facility over the 200 employee mark.
Only a few months after plans for a rink in downtown Roanoke were announced,
construction crews are pouring a foundation for ANOTHER skating arena near the
Roanoke Regional Airport.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average rose 193 points, while the Nasdaq Composite was up 37.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Also this week, Bassett Furniture continues its retrenching.
The company announced it will close a veneer plant in Burkeville, out in
A new tenant is moving in on the second floor of Roanoke's College of Health
It's Virginia's first Physician Assistant Program.
((DR. DOUG SOUTHARD: ACTUALLY, THERE HAVE BEEN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAMS
DEVELOPING SINCE 1965. BUT THIS IS THE FIRST PROGRAM IN VIRGINIA. IT'S A
PROGRAM THAT'S RAPIDLY EXPANDING, AND WE'RE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Doug Southard/Physician Assistant Program;
OUT Q=part of that.
There are 24 members of the first class of Physician Assistants-- 14 women,
and ten men.
And their average age is 30.
That's because most of the students have had prior experience in the medical
IN Q=THE PHYSICIANS
((DR. DOUG SOUTHARD: THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM IS A TWO YEAR PROGRAM
DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PRIMARY CARE IN RURAL, MEDICALLY UNDER SERVED AREAS OF
VIRGINIA, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS DO THAT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED
OUT Q=LICENSED PHYSICIAN
Physician Assistants work alongside Family Practitioners.
They are authorized to do 80 percent of the work done by Physicians.
It's a piece of history that's a common attraction among tourists.
It's a mill located along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
And, it's where people from across the country gather to site-see and dance.
We'll have that story and more when News 7 continues.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a long and winding living history exhibit.
And one spot along the mountain road attracts more visitors than any other.
Denise Allen and photographer Ken Kilinski take us on a trip to Mabry Mill.
IN Q=sounds of mill
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Elzy Mowdy/Oklahoma; :11
SUPER=01-JoAnn Mowdy/Oklahoma; :36
SUPER=01-Roy Dalton/Gretna; :59
SUPER=01-Danny and Linda Amos/Thaxton; 1:06
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=nat sot of mill
The sounds of the water and the turning wheel seem to draw them off the
Elzy Mowdy has come all the way from Oklahoma.
IN Q=THE FIRST TIME
((ELZY MOWDY/OKLAHOMA: THE FIRST TIME A HURRICANE HAD CLOSE THE PARKWAY THE
SECOND TIME WE GOT ON AT BLOWING ROCK AND WENT SOUTH TO ASHEVILLE AND THIS TIME
WE GOT ON AT THE TOP AND WE WANTED TO SEE MABRY MILL.))
OUT Q=TO SEE MABRY MILL
Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed spots on the parkway.
Its likeness is in many calendars and soon it will be on the wall of an
IN Q=WE HAVE OURS
((JOANN MOWDY/OKLAHOMA: WE HAVE OURS ENLARGED AND WE GROUP THEM, IN OUR HOME,
OF MILLS, CHURCHES AND LIGHT HOUSE AND COVERED BRIDGES.))
OUT Q=AND COVERED BRIDGES
IN Q=nat sot music
The flavor of the past is not only tasted in the cornmeal sold at the park
but in the tunes played each weekend.
Roy and Ethel Dalton travel here from Gretna to show their fancy footwork.
IN Q=WELL ALL THIS
((ROY DALTON/GRETNA: WELL ALL THIS GOOD MUSIC, NICE BUNCH OF PEOPLE. IT'S
NICE AND COOL UP IN THESE MOUNTAINS. WE REALLY ENJOY IT.))
OUT Q=REALLY ENJOY IT
IN Q=IT REMINDS ME
((LINDA AMOS/THAXTON: IT REMINDS ME OF THE OLD TIME, BACK WHEN I THINK THE
DAYS WERE REALLY GREAT. I WOULD RATHER LIVE BACK THEN THAN I DO NOW.))
OUT Q=THAN I DO NOW
You can flatfoot to the old time string music each weekend until the end of
And the grist mill will continue to turn out cornmeal throughout the fall
season, as well, in demonstrations each weekend.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Greg Norman continues to dominate the World Series of Golf. Norman won the
tournament for a second time in three years and he's finished among the top 8
in his last seven trips to the event.
SUPER=03-Akron, OH/CBS SPORTS; :
The course was a little wet as the golfers started today's final round.
But John Cook birdied the 11-th hole and he tied Norman for the lead. Cook
finished tied for third.
Norman answered that with a birdie on the 14-th hole to take a two stroke
lead. He birdied three holes in a four hole stretch on the back nine shooting
a 3 under par 67.
Norman finished at 273, 7 under par and four shots ahead of defending
champion Phil Mickelson.
IN Q="I played
((GREG NORMAN/WORLD SERIES OF GOLF CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Greg Norman/World Series of Golf Champion; :
OUT Q=.....keep it going."
Mark Calcavecchia won the Vancouver Open with a final round 66. He finished
at 265 19 under par.
Chip Sullivan shot a 72 today to finish at 6 under par.
Baltimore hit three homers and completed a three game sweep with a 5 to 1
win over the Minneosta Twins today.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WVTV; :
Cal Ripken resting between innings this afternoon.
The Orioles got on the board in the bottom of the third. Brady Anderson
takes this pitch deep over the left field wall to make it 1 to nothing
The game was tied 1 to 1 then in the fourth Rafael Palmerio sends a shot
into the right centerfield bleachers for a solo homer and Baltimore took a 2 to
The Orioles Geronimo Berroa put the SUPER=35-Baltimore/5/Minnesota/1/;
Twins away with this two run homer over the left field wall in the fifth and
Baltimore cruises to the 5 to 1 win over the Twins.
Edurado Perez doubled home two runs in the 10-th inning this afternoon to
lead Cincinnati to a 6 to 4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/SC-NET; :
Bobby Cox checking out the action early in the game.
Atlanta led 2 to 1 until Reggie Sanders takes John Smoltz deep over the
right field wall for a solo homer and the game was tied at 2 to 2.
Cincinnati led 4 to 2 but Braves first baseman Fred McGriff hits this bloop
fly single to centerfield scoring a run and the game was tied at 4 to 4 in the
Then in the top of the 10-th SUPER=35-Cincinnati/6/Atlanta/4/; Eduardo
Perez hits this two run double to left field and the Reds win the game in 10
innings 6 to 4.
The Lynchburg Hillcats are one win from winning the second half title of the
Northern Division. The Hillcats beat Prince William 5 to 2.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :
In Chicago, the Cubs players meet the fans on the field at Wrigley.
Ryne Sandberg had a day to remember Sandberg homered twice this afternoon
as the Cubs beat the Expos 12 to 3.
For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/3//New York/2///j/Cincinnati/6//Atlanta/4/10//;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Al Lester is set to lead the V-M-I Keydets this season Kevin
Greene is released by the Carolina Panthers.
And Syracuse of the Big East opened its college football
season with an impressive win over Wisconsin.
Virginia Tech and other members of the Big East watched Syracuse put on a
show this afternoon in the Kickoff Classic.
The Orangemen routed Wisconsin 34 to nothing.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ABC SPORTS; :
The Orangemen wasted no time getting on the board. Kevin Johnson takes the
opening kick-off and cuts to the side line out running the Wisconsin defense 89
yards for the touchdown and a 7 to nothing lead.
Leading 10 to nothing, Syracuse Quarterback Donovan McNabb rolls to the
left on the option he keeps it and scores from 21 yards out the Orangemen led
17 to nothing with 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
Then with four minutes left in the SUPER=36-Syracuse/34/Wisconsin/0/;
second Fullback Rob Conrad gets the handoff and bulls over from the one
Syracuse led 24 to nothing and the Orangemen win it 34 to nothing.
With the departure of All-american Thomas Haskins The coaches and the
media picked VMI to finish 8th and 9-th in the Southern Conference.
But Steve Mason says; another offensive weapon is locked and loaded for a
banner senior year.
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SUPER=01-Ted Cain/VMI Head Coach; :11
SUPER=01-Al Lester/VMI Senior Quarterback; :49
SUPER=04-1996 Season/Citadel vs. VMI; 1:30
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((It is quarterback Al Lester's time to shine. His new coach, who has tutored
the Atlantic Coast Conferences best signal callers; feels the senior has what
Cain has intrusted Lester with an entirely new offense; a pro set and, so
far; both have been successful with the new attack.
Lester must lead a VMI offense that finished 8th out nine Southern Confernce
teams last year. The Mechanical Engineering major has the blueprint for
producing in big games as evident by his 13 for 20, 120 yard performance in a
win over the Citadel last year. Lester ranked second in total offense in 1996
and has shown a knack for making substantial improvements evry year.
Lestr rand his Keydets open the season September 6th against Wofford; a team
VMI is 9 and OH against. Steve maso, News 7 sports.))
The Carolina Panthers said good bye to defensive end Kevin Greene today.
Carolina releasing Greene after he had accumulated more than 292-thousand
dollars in fines during his holdout.
Greene, who turned 35 last month, was scheduled to make up to 1-point-6
million dollars from Carolina this season.
He held out because the Panthers failed to rework the second season of his
two year contract.
(toss from Sports)
Tonight, we're starting a new feature here on your hometown station.
You'll see it every Sunday night on News 7 at Eleven.
It's called ROAD REPORT-- and it'll hopefully, it'll help you get your week
started smoothly, by giving you an early look at traffic conditions in the
Tonight we'll focus on work taking place on I-81.
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OUT Q=along I-81
(( Lots of bridge work to report that may cause delays along the interstate.
In Roanoke, repairs continue on the bridge over 581 at Woodhaven Road
causing occassional lane closures.
Make sure you're on the lookout for new traffic patterns.
take pinnacle board
Bridge work also continues in Rockbridge County in the northbound lanes over
take pinnacle board
And, if you're driving in Rockbridge or Rockingham County you'll want to
watch out for guardrail work going on at various locations along I-81. ))
That's it for this week's Road Report.
Next Sunday night, we'll have information about construction on major
highways leading out of the area, for those of you traveling on Labor Day.
(toss to Eric)
No matter what type of music you prefer it was a day of music and fun in
Brevard, North Carolina today.
The First Annual International Slide Guitar Festival took place this
weekend featuring players from around the world.
IN Q=The whole idea...
((DON YOUNG/VP NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC GUITARS: THE WHOLE IDEA BEHIND THIS WAS FOR
THE MUSICIAN TO BE ABLE TO PLAY IN A LOUDER NOISIER SITUATION WHETHER IT WAS
SOME SMOKE FILLED BAR ROOM OUT ON THE STREET OR A BIG, LARGE AUDITORIUM. ))
SUPER=03-Don Young/VP National Reso-Phonic Guitars
OUT Q=big, large auditorium
Music lovers of all styles from country to rock or even blues were on hand
to lend their own expertise in music.
Amateur slide guitar competitions, workshops and exhibits were all part of