Coming up next on News 7
federal tobacco programs may soon be on the way out if the Senate has its
Music fans say goodbye to a legendary Christian Music singer and songwriter.
In sports, Mark Martin went flag to flag this afternoon winning the MBNA
400 in Dover.
Scores and highlights from the N-F-L including the Panthers loss at home to
The last day of summer doesn't feel like it-- and tonight we'll see
scattered frost in the colder valleys.
The chilly numbers are coming up.
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The Botetourt County Sheriff's department raided a teen hangout early
Saturday morning seizing drugs and weapons.
Hustlers pool hall is closed for now and the owner says he's planning to sue
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=Donald H. Beverly
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :27
OUT Q=News 7
(( Donald H. Beverly Junior is the Hustler.
He says he picked up the nickname when he was a kid playing pool.
At 15 he played in professional tournaments in Las Vegas and was 48th in the
At 20, he's the owner of Hustlers, the hall the Botetourt County sheriff's
Deputies found more than 200 people in or around Hustlers at 2-30 Saturday
morning, many of them were 13 or younger.
IN Q=THE FOLKS THAT
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: THE FOLKS THAT WERE HOLDING POT AND CRACK
AND GUNS AND KNIVES DROPPED THEM WE PICKED UP BAG AFTER BAG AFTER BAG OF
MARIJUANA. WE PICKED UP A BAG OF CRACK. THERE WAS A CLIP OUT OF AN AUTOMATIC
WEAPON, ALL KINDS OF BLADED WEAPONS OF COURSE ALCOHOL WAS FROM ONE END TO THE
OUT Q=END TO THE OTHER
Donald Beverly says that automatic clip came from a deputy's weapon.
Beverly did not want to talk on camera, but he says law officers kicked in
doors, cut up his furniture and searched him.
He says neither the officers nor the search dogs found drugs in his
Beverly says all the drugs and alcohol found were snuck in by pool hall
Beverly faces public nuisance charges and selling alcohol without a license.
He says he has proof the second charge is false.
Sheriff Reed says Hustlers has been a source of trouble for months and the
permit used to open the hall may be pulled.
IN Q=IT HAD NOT
((REED: IT HAD NOT BEEN ZONED FOR THAT AND THE SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS PERMIT WAS
FOR A POOL HALL WITH CERTAIN PROFFERS. THEY VIOLATED ALL THE PROFFERS SO WE
HOPE THAT THE OWNERS WILL PULL THE LEASE.))
OUT Q=PULL THE LEASE
Beverly says the sheriff's department seized at least three thousand dollars
from his safe.
He says he plans to sue the county for the return of that money and any
losses incurred in Saturday's raid.
Beverly says the sheriff's department had told him to keep the pool hall
And for now it is.
Denise Allen News 7.))
With the big tobacco agreement in limbo, the Senate Agriculture Committee is
working on a bill to phase out federal tobacco programs.
Chairman Richard Lugar tells ``Fox News Sunday'' his committee
will have the legislation ready this fall.
He says it will also include a buyout of tobacco quotas and aid to
communities dependent on the crop.
Members of Congress have speculated that without specific
legislation from President Clinton, a tobacco proposal would NOT be
considered until next year.
But Lugar says ``We'll have our part of it ready.''
They're still neck and neck in the latest poll of Virginia voters.
But in a poll taken early last week by The Washington Post, it's clear that
Jim Gilmore can't count on George Allen's coattails.
The Post poll has Democrat Don Beyer with 44- percent and Republican Gilmore
with 43- percent.
But Gilmore takes the lead by one point among those who say they're "likely"
Both outcomes are well within a four point margin of error, making the race
for governor still that "statistical dead heat" that it's been in all media
polls since January.
But the poll also shows that while about two thirds of Virginians think
Republican Governor George Allen's done a good job, only about half of those
voters favoring Allen are backing Gilmore to succeed him.
Emory and Henry political analyst Tom Morris says the tight race means
voters should hold on for a wave of attack ads on TV.
Don Beyer will be getting some help soon in his bid for the governor's seat.
President Clinton will be in the Commonwealth in two weeks making
appearances with Beyer.
A one-thousand dollar a plate event will be held in northern Virginia
on October fourth.
Beyer was one of the first Democrats in Virginia to back Clinton in 1992
when he was a longshot for the presidential nomination.
Jim Gilmore's also gotten some big name support recently from Republican
In the past week, former presidential candidates Lamar Alexander and Steve
Forbes made appearances for Gilmore.
Ike's son says VMI's handling co-education just right.
The retired general and son of former President Eisenhower spoke to VMI
cadets this week.
Brigadier General John Eisenhower says he's perhaps the only living American
who met Joseph Stalin in person.
He spoke to the cadets about being both soldiers and statesmen.
He also shared his thoughts about co-ed military education at VMI and The
GEN. JOHN EISENHOWER;BEING AN OLDSTER, I WAS AGAINST INTEGRATION, BUT I THINK
THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS DONE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
I'M VERY ENCOURAGED BY WHAT I SEE, DOWN THERE AT THE CITADEL, MAYBE I'M TALKING
OUT OF TURN BY TALKING ABOUT THAT, THEY WERE TOO OBSTINATE FOR THEIR OWN GOOD.
SUPER=07-Gen. John Eisenhower
OUT Q=their own good
General Eisenhower's latest literary work, The Life and Times of General
Winfield Scott, will be published in December.
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SUPER=83-Down 1.86 feet/Down 0.33 foot;Lake levels
Christian singer-songwriter Rich Mullins is dead.
The 41- year old Mullins died Friday night in a traffic accident in Illinois
as he and a friend drove to a concert in Wichita, Kansas.
Mullins was acknowledged by some in the music world as the country's best
Mullins had a number of contemporary-Christian hits, as well as nominations
for Christian Music or Dove awards.
Three thousand feet hit the streets of Roanoke this morning taking the steps
necessary to cure diabetes.
The ninth annual Walk To A Cure set another fund raising record.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is third in
the country, just behind New York City, in raising money for research.
This year the walk has raised more than 1-point-two million dollars.
Advance Auto Stores have raised more than a million of that total.
IN Q=WE HAVE OVER
((SARAH DOBBINS/WALK COORDINATOR: WE HAVE OVER300-THOUSAND RESIDENT OF
VIRGINIA WHO ARE DIABETIC, MANY OF THEM ARE CHILDREN AND MORE OF THAN 16
MILLION AMERICANS ARE DIABETIC. SO THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF THIS WALK IS TO RAISE
MONEY FOR RESEARCH TO FIND A CURE.))
SUPER=01-Sarah Dobbins/Walk Coordinator;
OUT Q=TO FIND A CURE
15-hundred Roanoke Valley residents made the 10-k walk through downtown
Some children are getting their wishes fulfilled thanks to a few local
The officers played a charity softball game in Salem in an effort to raise
money for a worthy cause.
The two day tournament at the Moyer Sports Complex is a fund raiser for the
Virginia Make A Wish Foundation.
The foundation grants wishes for terminally ill children.
This is the twelfth softball tournament the state police have played for the
Troopers seek business sponsors and community donations.
IN Q=THIS YEAR PRIMARILY
((T.G. AYERS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THIS YEAR PRIMARILY IT'S FROM ENTRY FEES.
EACH ONE OF THESE FELLAS PAYS A MINIMUM OF 30-DOLLARS TO GET ON THE FIELD AND
MULTIPLY THAT BY EIGHT TEAMS, 15 PLAYERS PER TEAM AND THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY.
SO BASICALLY IT COMES OUT OF TROOPERS' POCKETS TO MAKE A WISH.))
SUPER=01-T.G Ayers/Virginia State Police;
OUT Q=MAKE A WISH
Salem donated the use of the fields.
Over the years, the tournament has raised more than 180-thousand dollars for
the Make A Wish Foundation.
Two large businesses in Lynchburg are undergoing a little bit of
And, a retail giant finds a new home in Roanoke.
Len Besthoff has more now on this edition of the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape; :32
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Wednesday; :46
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((Ericsson will restructure its private radio division in Lynchburg to make
it more profitable.
130 contractors and hourly employees will lose their jobs.. another 145
salaried workers also will be affected, but those folks may find jobs elsewhere
in the company.
The G-E Drive Systems plant in Salem has recalled about a third of the 160
production workers laid off in July.
G-E expects to recall additional people, but it depends on the size of its
fourth quarter workload.
The Sara Lee Corporation has announced plans to sell its Knit Products
division so it can raise three- billion- dollars.
The company employs 15- hundred people at a sewing plant in Hillsville, a
textile plant in Galax, and a distribution center in Martinsville.
A cost cutting plan at Celco in Giles County could affect as many as 500 of
its hourly employees.
The company says if the union goes along with its "Renewal" program, no
layoffs will take place, at least through the year 2000.
The well- known Target discount chain is coming to our area.
Grading has begun for a location at the Valley View Mall next to the WalMart
Wachovia will close Central Fidelity's information services center in
Lynchburg as a result of its merger with the Richmond bank.
Of the 170 workers there, more than 80 will stay on to work for another
information processing firm, and the rest have been offered positions elsewhere
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average rose 174 points, while the Nasdaq Composite was up 31.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Rescue workers often risk their lives to save others.
So one local church decided to praise the members of the Roanoke Valley's
Emergency Services for a job well done.
Lakeside Baptist Church sponsored an old fashioned community get together in
honor of the valley's public servants.
Fire, police and rescue workers from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem and
Vinton sampled the good food.
And the community learned more about what it's like to be a public servant.
IN Q=WE ARE REACHING
((ART HEARNE/LAKESIDE BAPTIST PASTOR: I WANT THE COMMUNITY TO SEE WE ARE
REACHING OUT TO THEM AND THAT THEY ALSO WOULD REACH OUT TO OTHERS AND TO THE
EMERGENCY PERSONNEL IN EXPRESSING GRATITUDE AND THANKS AND OF COURSE I WANT
PEOPLE TO COME VISIT OUR CHURCH.))
SUPER=01-Art Hearne/Lakeside Baptist Pastor;
OUT Q=VISIT OUR CHURCH
Lakeside hopes to make the picnic an annual community event.
An active, happy and healthy retirement is the goal of the Senior Expo.
Exhibitors from all over Southwest Virginia have entertained the crowds in
the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend.
The show is geared to adults age 50 and over.
Health care issues are an important part of the event.
But there are also exhibitors there highlighting fun and recreation.
The two-day show is a way for senior adults to see what their contemporaries
are doing for fun and what's available in the area.
The show wrapped up today.
Efforts to restore Lynchburg's Academy of Music theater are moving along...
and they even got a little noisy this past week.
Academy supporters this week took a sledgehammer to the concrete walls that
have covered the buildings front windows for decades.
Crews have also been repairing and painting the rest of the building's
The goal is to let would-be contributors know that the project IS moving
IN Q=This is what
((DR. CLIFTON POTTER/ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THIS IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING FOR FOR
THE PAST THREE YEARS. AND NOW PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT THINGS ARE ACTUALLY
HAPPENING AT THE ACADEMY. BECAUSE WE'RE PAINTING AND REPAIRING THE FACADE,
WE'RE PUTTING BACK THE STOREFRONTS AND WE'RE ALSO RESTORING ALL THREE SETS OF
DOORS JUST AS THEY WERE WHEN THE THEATER OPENED FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 1912.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Clifton Potter/Academy of Music; :00
OUT Q=in 1912.
Potter says it will take about ten million dollars to renovate the theater
and establish an endowment fund to keep it running.
Mark Martin saved the best for the end he started on the pole and he takes
the checkered flag winning the MBNA 400 at Dover.
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN SPORTS; :
Jeff Gordon started up front but he dropped back to the 12-th spot with 299
laps to go in the race.
But Ernie Irvan was the car on the move he started 33-rd and he was running
fourth with 291 laps to go.
Would this be Earnhardt's day to break out of the slump he was looking good
running 8-th at this point in the race.
Mark Martin was the leader with 276 laps to go but Kyle Petty blew by him to
take the lead on lap 161 and he was the leader at the halfway mark. Kyle
Kyle's car was very strong later in the race he passes Jeff Gordon putting
him a lap down leaving only 5 cars on the lead lap.
But Kyle had to pit for a splash of gas and that put Martin in the lead
with less than 30 laps to go and he holds on to win the MBNA 400, his first win
IN Q="We Had...
((MARK MARTIN/MBNA 400 WINNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SECOND: ))
((KYLE PETTY/FINISHED THIRD: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/MBNA 400 Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Second; :14
SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Finished Third; :
OUT Q=.........great car."
Bobby Labonte was fourth, Dale Jarrett fifth and Rick Mast finished 10-th
Kansas City jumped on Carolina early and the Chiefs leave Charlotte with a
35 to 14 win over the Panthers.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/NBC SPORTS; :
Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas sidelined with an injury.
But the rest of the team came ready to play. Elvis Grbac throws the short
screen pass to Kimble Anders he follows his blocking turning the play into a 55
yard touchdown and a 7 to nothing Chief's lead.
In the second quarter Grbac rolls out and goes to the air again this time he
hits Andre Rison on the 18 yard touchdown toss and the Chiefs took the 14 to
Carolina got on the board in SUPER=30-Kansas City/35/Carolina/14/;the
second quarter Kerry Collins pitches to Fred Lane and he scores from 8 yards
out but the Chiefs win it 35 to 14.
Brett Favre three five touchdown passes to lead the Green Bay Packers to a
38 to 32 win over Minnesota.
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX SPORTS; :
The Packers opened the game and fell behind early.
Minnesota's Robert Smith takes the handoff and dives over from the one yard
line to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
But Favre threw one for the record book hitting Antonio Freeman on this 28
yard touchdown pass to become the all time leader in passing T-D's in Packer
Then later in the first half he SUPER=30-Green Bay/38/Minnesota/32/;would
go to the air again this time hooking up with Freeman on the 15 yard T-D over
the middle and the Pack holds on for the 38 to 32 win.
The Saints, Patriots, Jets and Ravens also won this afternoon for all of the
scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-/Minnesota/32/j/Green Bay/38////Oakland/22/j/N.Y. Jets/23///;
SUPER=0100-/Indianapolis/26//Buffalo/10/3///N.Y. Giants/0//St. Louis/6/3//;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/16//Seattle/13/3///Miami///Tampa Bay///Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
Montreal hit four home runs and cruised to the 7 to 1 win over the Braves
in Atlanta today.
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Expo manager Felipe Alou checking the action from the dugout.
And he had to like what the Expos did in the fifth Rondell White taking this
pitch deep over the left field wall for a two run homer, his first of two on
Then the very next batter Hensley SUPER=35-Montreal/7/Atlanta/1/;
Meulens comes to the plate and smashes this pitch it goes over the centerfield
wall for a solo homer the Expos led 3 to nothing and Montreal beats Atlanta 7
Virginia Tech's win over Temple last night has moved the Hokies up in the
Associated Press college football poll.
The Hokies are now ranked 14-th with a 3 and 0 record.
United states has advanced to the Davis Cup final. The spot was clinched
when Pete Sampras defeated U-S open Champion Patrick Rafter in four sets.
Sweden beat Italy to also advance.
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