Another big store is going up near Valley View Mall-
A TARGET discount store will open right next door to the Wal Mart
Sources have also told News 7 five other businesses will also come to the
area- Details at eleven.
Chelsea Clinton is heading off to College. She left the White Hosue for
And an old tradition is coming back into the mainstream- hair braiding.
((TEN YEARS AGO IT WAS A STRUGGLE WITH BRAIDS IN TEH WORKPLACE, NOW IT'S A HARD
SUPER=01-Mikke Taylor/Editor "Essence" Magazine;
OUT Q=HARD FOUGHT STRUGGLE."
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Next on News 7-
A deadly high speed chase in Lynchburg- brings up questions of Just what
Another big store is going up near Valley View Mall.
Plus it's off to college for Chelsea Clinton.
And it's takes hours lasts for months. We'll check out hair braiding.
News 7 is next.
Lynchburg's police chief is defending one of his officers who was involved
in a deadly high speed chase last night.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=What started
SUPER=03-Madison Heights/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :22
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( What started as a hit and run in Lynchburg ended when the suspect vehicle
crashed in Madison Heights, throwing its two occupants out before hitting a
parked car nearby.
43- year- old Daniel Candler and 36- year- old Janet Phelps of Madison
Heights were killed instantly.
Authorities aren't sure who was driving the car.. they DO know the suspects
should have stopped for the police.
IN Q=Again what we
((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: AGAIN WHAT WE END UP WITH IS A
SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT STOP TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THEIR BEHAVIOR END UP
UNFORTUNATELY IN SITUATIONS WHERE THERE COULD BE SERIOUS INJURY, AND IN THIS
CASE, OF COURSE, DEATH. IT'S VERY TRAGIC.))
OUT Q=it's very tragic.
Police department policy requires officers to consider the seriousness of
the offense, weather conditions and their own knowledge of the roadway before
beginning a pursuit.
By those standards, Chief Bennett says Officer M.L. Jamison did everything
by the book.
IN Q=It appears what
((CHIEF BENNETT: IT APPEARS WHAT THE LYNCHBURG POLICE OFFICER DID WAS NOT ONLY
IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR POLICY BUT WAS IN KEEPING WITH THE DUTIES OF POLICE
PERSONNEL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.))
OUT Q=protect the public.
IN Q=Bennett also
((Bennett also says police found whiskey and marijuana in the wrecked car..
autopsies should reveal whether either substance played a role in this crash.
Officer Jamison, who's been on the force less than a year, will remain on
active duty while an internal review is completed. Steve Smallshaw, News7,
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
Egyptian police are blaming Muslim radicals for today's attack on a tour
Three men are in custody tonight.
Police say the three were dressed in business suits when they attacked the
bus with a hail of gunfire and fire bombs.
Ten people were killed and 24 others were injured.
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT I CONDEMN THIS COWARDLY ACT OF TERRORISM IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=possible terms.
The shootings happened outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo- one of the
country's most popular tourist attractions.
FBI Agents hit the jackpot-
finding millions of dollars stolen in the nation's largest Armored Car Heist.
SUPER=03-Henderson Co., NC;
Agents found the cash in a Mini-storage south of Asheville, North Carolina-
as much as 18 million dollars in all.
((WE'RE GONNA BE INVOLVED IN COUNTING THAT MONEY. WE HAVEN'T NECESSARILY DONE A
COUNT. IT'S A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/FBI Special Agent;
OUT Q=as you can imagine."
SUPER=03-Brownsville, TX/August 30;
While the cash turned up today-
police caught up with the suspect last month- trying to cross from Mexico back
into the United States.
33 year old Philip Johnson is SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;
accused of tieing up his co-workers and stealing the truck from the Loomis,
Fargo and Company where he worked in Florida.
GRAPHIC=Valley View Mall
The area's largest Shopping Mall is growing even bigger--
Valley View Mall is adding a huge discount store to the landscape.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
SUPER=03-Minnesota/File Tape; :09
SUPER=01-Patty Van Horn/Wal Mart Shopper; :20
SUPER=01-Joe Flowers/Wal Mart Shopper; :50
OUT Q=news 7, roanoke
(( This land is being graded for a TARGET discount store-- one of the most
successful discount chains in the country.
The store is Target's first in Southwest Virginia-- and will look like this
store in Minnesota.
It will be next door neighbors with the Wal Mart superstore-- putting the
two rivals within close walking distance.
((I'LL PROBABLY CHECK THEM OUT, BUT I'VE BEEN SHOPPING AT WAL MART EVER SINCE
IT CAME TO NORTH CAROLINA-10-12 YEARS. I REALLY LIKE WAL MART, I'D BUY STOCK
IN IT IF I COULD. STIFF COMPETITION.(LAUGHTER) ))
Sources tell News 7 that Target won't be the only new store in this
There will also be several smaller businesses.
5 companies have reportedly signed up , including The Sports Authority,
Petsmart, and Ruby Tuesday's.
((JOE FLOWERS/WAL MART SHOPPER: MY DAUGHTER WOULD LOVE IT. SHE'S 38 AND SHE
WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO COME OVER HERE AND SPEND THE DAY.))
Grading has also begun on the recently approved 4 lane Valley View Access
Road-- which will provide a direct link up to and from Interstate 581.
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER TARGET HAS SNAPPED UP THE LAST LARGE PARCEL OF SPACE
HERE AT VALLEY VIEW MALL-- NOW DEVELOPERS ARE TRYING TO FIND TENANTS FOR THE
TWO BUILDINGS LEFT VACANT BY CRENSHAW'S AND RACK AND SACK. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS
Softer is safer when it comes to air bags- according to a U-S Senate
Lawmakers in Washington voted yesterday in favor of federal standards which
would have air bags deploy with only enough force to benefit those who are
strapped in their seats.
A Virginia Tech expert on driving safety issues says combining behavioral
changes with automakers' engineering is the answer to saving lives.
IN Q=Princess Diana
((SCOTT GELLER/VA TECH PROF. OF PSYCHOLOGY:PRINCESS DIANA, I THINK, WOULD BE
ALIVE TODAY...BUCKLED UP.))
SUPER=01-Scott Geller/Va Tech Psychology Professor;
OUT Q=buckled up.
Geller says lap and shoulder belts save 55-percent of potential fatalities in
The air bag adds five to 6-percent more lifesaving potential when seat belts
Police in charge of investigating the slayings of three Spotsylvania County
girls say it's "unlikely" a man jailed in Prince William County is the killer.
39-year old Michael Alan Jett is being held in a Manassas jail on abduction,
sexual battery and attempted sodomy charges.
Authorities looking into the deaths of 16-year old Sofia Silva,
15-year old Kristen Lisk and 12-year old Kati Lisk now say they have
information suggesting Jett may "not" be the killer.
Jett came to the attention of police after a cellmate claimed Jett talked
about the Lisk case and molesting young girls.
More news from Spotsylvania County tonight.
Two of the five Americans killed in a United Nations helicopter crash in
Bosnia were from the area.
Retired FBI agents and next door neighbors David "Kris" Kriskovich and
Olivio Albert (Ba-satch-io) Beccaccio were identified by U-N officials today.
Kriskovich was a deputy with the U-N's International Task Force in Bosnia
and Beccaccio (Ba-Satch-io) was his assistant.
The men were serving in Bosnia since March to rebuild the Bosnian police
It's believed children set fire to an abandoned house in Danville this
No one lives at 839 Stokes Street, but neighborhood children use it as a
Witnesses say they were playing with matches in the basement when the fire
IN Q=I was coming home
((TARSHA WEST/WITNESS: I WAS COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL. I SEEN THE HOUSE ON FIRE
AND THE LITTLE KIDS WERE SITTING AROUND PLAYING BY THE FIRE. AND I CAME BACK
AND TOLD EVERYONE THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND THEY CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.))
OUT Q=the fire department
No one was hurt, and the fire inspector says the children ran away.
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Virginia is once again cracking down on deadbeat parents. We'll have
details coming up on News 7 at 11.
And She's California bound-- Chelsea Clinton has a presidential escort as
she heads off to college at Stanford University.
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Additional charges have now been filed against the Montgomery County
teacher's aide accused of having sex with a 13-year old student.
Investigators believe 25-year old John Breedlove, a former basketball stand
out at Ferrum College, was involved with yet another student.
Breedlove, shown here during a game, was a teacher's aide at Auburn High
The latest charge accuses Breedlove of having consensual sex with a second
13-year old student last spring.
He's also accused of asking another girl for oral sex.
Breedlove has been fired.
Montgomery County's school superintendent, Fred Morton, says Auburn High is
an excellent school-- and hopes people won't lose faith in what has been a good
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
500 thousand children in Virginia are owed child support--but less than 25
percent of them have been receiving it on time.
But in round two of a crackdown on the worst deadbeat parents, the Governor
today announced 723 arrests or warrants issued.
SOT 11:51:21 TAPE ONE
IN Q=We have
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR ON THE
PART OF PARENTS. EACH PARENT OUGHT TO BE SUPPORTING HIS OR HER CHILD.))
SOT 11:52:13 TAPE ONE
((NICK YOUNG/VA. CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: BY AND LARGE WE'RE STARTING TO SEE
THE EFFORTS OF THIS CAMPAIGN HAVE A COLLATERAL EFFECT NOT ONLY THE THE 57-
THOUSAND THAT WE'VE TARGETED, BUT PEOPLE ARE REALIZING IT'S A NO-NONSENSE,
STARTS WITH THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND GOES ALL
THE WAY DOWN, NO-NONSENSE CAMPAIGN.))
SUPER=01-Nick Young/Va. Child Support Enforcement; :08
OUT Q=no-nonsense campaign.
But caseworkers say they may be making some progress in a high profile
battle, but they're still NOT winning the war.
SOT tape two 12:00:01
IN Q=I think
((BRENDA MOTLEY/LYNCHBURG CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTOR: I THINK IT'S A GROWING
STIGMA. AND I THINK ALSO, THOUGH, THAT THE DEADBEAT PARENTS OUT THERE FEEL
THAT BECAUSE OF THE GROWING CASELOAD, THE LIMITED WORKERS THAT WE HAVE, THAT
THEIR CHANCES OF EVADING THE SYSTEM ARE STILL VERY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Motley/Lynchburg Child Support Director;
OUT Q=very good.
In the latest crackdown, 190 extremely delinquent parents were arrested or
summoned to court in Danville.
Twenty-two were in Lynchburg.
When Bob Dole didn't win the White House, Hollywood-bashing apparently lost
some magic in the Republican party.
IN Q=When I visited
((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHEN I VISITED HOLLYWOOD LAST YEAR, AS
I TALKED TO YOU ABOUT THAT, IN LOS ANGELES, I REALIZED THE VALUE OF HAVING A
REPRESENTATIVE IN L.A. TO PROMOTE VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=promote Virginia.
Jim Gilmore stood amidst Hollywood "action flick" posters today to propose a
15- million dollar incentive fund to lure Hollywood producers to Virginia.
But would taxpayer money go to fund movies depicting sex and violence?
IN Q=I believe
((I BELIEVE WE WOULD BE IN A POSITION OF COURSE TO EXAMINE BY APPLICATION WHAT
WOULD BE COMING HERE, AND WHAT WOULD BE SUITABLE. BUT THESE ARE REGULATIONS
THAT WE CAN LOOK AT. AND WE CAN DRAW ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FROM ALL GROUPS IN
VIRGINIA TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THAT. BUT RIGHT NOW THIS
ENTIRELY A FOCUS NOT ON CONTENT OR ANY TYPE OF CENSORSHIP, BUT RATHER ON
OUT Q=on economic development.
Virginia attracted 30- million dollars in movie industry investment last
That's compared to the 400 -million dollars North Carolina's burgeoning film
industry raked in.
GRAPHIC=ITT Night Vision
I-T-T Night Vision has seen the future...and it means expansion.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
Today the company broke ground on a major extension to its manufacturing
facility in Roanoke County.
I-T-T recently announced it will hire another 125 people over the next year,
because of an increase in work on the defense side of its business.
The company has won the two largest international contracts in its history
Right now I-T-T has roughly 700 employees.
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A local college will guarantee that all of its students are on line.
We'll tell you about that story coming up next on News 7 at 11.
And a little later on---it's time consuming but eye catching.
IN Q=I think
((I THINK WHAT'S MADE BRAIDS ACCEPTABLE IN THE WORKPLACE AND CERTAINLY ON THE
RISE IS THAT BLACK WOMEN HAVE PUSHED IT. ))
OUT Q=have pushed it
Hair braiding is making a comeback--as something of a cultural statement.
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The tools are in place and Ferrum College is ready to move forward with a
project to put a computer in every student room.
Ferrum's President says the computers will be purchased within the next
couple of weeks, but students won't be able to use them until the spring
The 700-thousand dollar project includes hiring technical support to deal
with any problems that may arise.
IN Q=I think it would
((PENNY FORREST/FRESHMAN:I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE THEN WE DON'T
HAVE TO LEAVE OUR ROOM IN THE RAIN, IN THE SNOW, YOU WOULD BE AT HOME AND YOU
CAN USE COMPUTERS AND EVERYTHING AND I THINK ITS A VERY GOOD IDEA.))
OUT Q=good idea
And educators say now students won't have any excuse for not getting a paper
((DR. JERRY BOONE/FERRUM COLLEGE PRESIDENT:IT'S GOING TO OFFER OUR FACULTY
OPPORTUNITIES TOO BECAUSE THEY CAN COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE STUDENTS AND
KNOW THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO RECEIVE THOSE MESSAGES, THEY CAN'T SAY THEY
COULDN'R GET TO THE LABORATORY COMPUTERS, THEY DON'T HAVE TO SAY THAT
SUPER=01-Dr. Jerry Boone/Ferrum College President;
Some Ferrum students will be traveling to Virginia Tech to receive training
in how to repair and maintain the computers.
First daughter Chelsea Clinton is out of the White House and heading to her
dorm room at Stanford University.
The honor student won't leave all her White House memories behind, the
Secret Service is coming with her.
The President says it will be hard for he and Hillary to let go.
IN Q=That's why you
((THAT'S WHY YOU RAISE THEM. I'M HAPPY AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME.))
OUT Q=the same time
And even though Chelsea is on her own, the First Lady has asked the press
to protect her privacy while she concentrates on her studies.
While in Stanford she is not following in her parents footsteps.
Chelsea will be in pre-med.
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SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/And Pleasant/55-60/Sunny And/Warm/85-90;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Calm/54-56/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/83-86;
SUPER=333-Patchy Fog/Late/50-54/Mostly Sunny/Wind S-10/83-86;
SUPER=334-Clear With/Patchy Fog/52-55/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/80-85;
The Giants and Dodgers are tied in the West we'll take a look at our Friday
Football Extra scheduled for week four and Rick Mast is not switching cars.
But First here's tonight's extra point.
Over at Patrick Henry tonight the Patriots upped their R-V-D record in
Volleyball to 2 and 1.
The Patriots beat William Fleming tonight 15-6, 16-14, 15-13, and 15-8.
Patrick Henry is off to a good start at this point in the season with an
overall record of 4 and 2.
More sports in a moment.
Blacksburg made a trip to Daleville to take on the lady Cavaliers of Lord
SUPER=03-Daleville/Cavaliers vs Indians; :
Chuck Pound setting up a play for the Lady Cavaliers during a time out.
And Botetourt's Amy Bird passes to Kim Daugherty and she hits the jumper to
make it 16 to 8 Lady Cavaliers in the second quarter.
But Blacksburg rallied in the second half Tina Kirk with the cross over
dribble goes inside for the layup to score.
Blacksburg comes back with the SUPER=34-Blacksburg/53/Botetourt/46/;
hustle play Catherine Weber picks up this lose ball and scores inside and the
Lady Indians win it 53 to 46.
Floyd beat Graham 89 to 38 and Narrows downed Grayson County 47 to 39.
And Glenvar beat Covington 83 to 25.
There's a tie for the lead in the National League West. Brian Johnson
homered in the 12-th as San Francisco beat Los Angeles 6 to 5.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/SC-PAC; :
Barry Bonds have trouble with the sun in the outfield.
But it didn't bother him at the plate leading 2 to 1 Bonds sends this pitch
over the right field wall for a three run homer and the Giants took a 5 to 1
The Dodgers slowly trimmed that lead and in the top of the seventh Mike
Piazza hits this shot to left field scoring two runs and the score was tied at
5 to 5.
It remained that way until the SUPER=35-San Francisco/6/Los
Angeles/5/;bottom of the 12-th Johnson jumps on this pitch it ends up over the
left field wall for a solo homer and the Giants beat the Dodgers 6 to 5.
Mark McGwire held his own at the plate but it was unfortunately, a
homer-free day for the big slugger.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Cardinals vs. Cubs; :00
McGwire came into yesterday's game with the Cubs with 53 homers.
Today he was a single man. McGwire went 2 for 5 with an RBI single as the
Cards lost to the Cubs 4-to-3.
McGwire now has 10 games left to hit eight homer and tie Roger Maris'
Rick Mast will not change rides next year--more on that later on Mornin'
Florida beat Philadelphia today the Marlins magic number to clinch a spot
in the playoffs is 5.
For the rest of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/3/j/Chicago/4////Los Angeles/5/j/San Francisco/6///;
OUT Q=....last score."
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It's week four of Friday Football Extra Virginia Tech is focused for this
weekends Big East game at Temple.
And lets end the rumors, Rick Mast will not drive Richard Petty's car next
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Virginia Tech and Temple are currently first and second in the in the Big
But how do the Hokies get energized for an opponent they've beaten by a
combined score of 76 to 16 in the last two meetings. Steve Mason has some
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Orangemen vs. Syracuse; :00
SUPER=04-October 12, 1996/Owls vs. Hokies; :07
SUPER=01-Shawn Scales/Virginia Tech Flanker; :15
SUPER=01-Todd Washington/Virginia Tech Center; :32
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/63 Wins At Virginia Tech; 1:00
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((The Hokies vow they're 31-3 sack happy celebration against Syracuse is over
and that they will be ready duplicate last year's 38 point win over Temple; One
reason why they are so confident? This season's approach to practice.
For coach Ron Dickerson - he can pocket Temple's second Big East win of the
season. That's 1 one more conference victory than the Owls have had in the past
three seasons combined. The Hokies are 23 and a half point favorites. Steve
Mason News 7 sports.))
It's week four of Friday Football Extra and there's some big games in and
around the Roanoke Valley.
We'll have highlights from 15 games and here's the schedule.
IN Q=first game
OUT Q=...last game.
THe Winston Cup stars roll into Dover today for time trials for this Sunday's
And we are here to squelch
some rumors that have been flying around concerning Rick Mast.
SUPER=04-1997 Season; :00
For the past couple of weeks reports have linked the Virginia fan favorite
with a jump to the Richard Petty owned STP machine for next season.
Mast told Mike Stevens before leaving for Dover that, although he is
disappointed with this season, he is not leaving Butch Mock Motorsports to join
forces with the King.
Rick is in the first year of a three contract to drive the Remington Ford.
He is 30th in points, still in search of his first top 10 of the season.
And if you're a racing fan and plan to be in the southside area sometime
before October 23rd you won't want to miss the "Art of Racing" exhibit at the
Danville Museum of fine arts and history.
Danville artist Gary Hill, who now resides in Lake Norman, North Carolina is
the featured artist in the exhibit.
His paintings are some of the most popular ever in NASCAR with fans and
Hill studied the traditional fine arts at Averett College, but he has always
had a love for racing.
The Museum is open seven days a week and is located on Main
Street in Danville.
The exhibit runs through October 23rd.
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It's an old tradition, but it's back bigger than ever.
We're talking about hair braiding-
In Cities across America, Black women are rediscovering an old tradition.
((MIKKI TAYLOR/EDITOR, ESSENCE MAGAZINE: 10 YEARS AGO IT WAS A STRUGGLE TO WEAR
BRAIDS IN THE WORKPLACE, A HARD FOUGHT STRUGGLE.))
SUPER=75-Mikki Taylor/Editor, "Essence" Magazine;
OUT Q=A HARD FOUGHT STRUGGLE."
But now Braids are acceptable in the office-
You can even find courses on braiding.
This non credit class at Prince George's College outside of Washington is so
popular it's tough to get into.
((SHE WANTS TO GET A PIXIE TO THE SHOULDER THIS SIZE. OK. ))
OUT Q=this size, ok."
Braiding can take anywhere from 4 to eight hours- The cost 90 dollars and
up. But the style should last up to four months..
((MARCY WALKER/SALON OWNER: MOST OF THE TIME YOU CAN HAVE A BRAIDER THATS A
GOOD CONVERSATIONALIST. OTHER PEOPLE IN THE SHOP ARE AROUND THE TIME IT FLIES
SUPER=75-Marcy Walker/Salon Owner;
OUT Q=it flies by."
And the choices are endless- they include the roll,
and the African Coil.
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