Up next on News 7 at 6... Tainted beef turns up in Virginia... inspectors
search for the source.
And Lynchburg police issue a warning about a phone scam.
In sports, The Redskins win at home Virginia Tech keeps its ranking in the
A-P Poll Europe retains the Ryder Cup.
And the Hanes 500 in Martinsville is postponed until tomorrow morning.
Rain is the story today-- Wind will be the story tomorrow.
That and lots of sun-- the forecast is coming up.
Tainted beef has been discovered in Virginia.
Federal inspectors trying to trace it back to the source will visit a
Nebraska meatpacking plant tomorrow.
use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety,
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says beef contaminated
with E. coli (ee KOH'-ly) turned up in an Emporia, Virginia supermarket.
She says the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Norfolk, Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it doesn't believe the plant is the source
of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall. No illnesses have been
reported from the tainted beef.
An accident in Halifax County killed a North Carolina man this morning.
State police say 41-year-old Robin Dennis Lowe was driving north on route
501 near route 40 around 9-30.
He lost control of his tractor trailer, hit a guardrail and overturned onto
Lowe died at the scene.
Two people in the van were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
There is no word on their conditions.
The accident is still under investigation.
Lynchburg police are warning residents to be aware of a phone scam artist.
Authorities say someone is making calls, claiming to sell credit card
But when people get suspicous and start asking questions, the scam artists
Police say common sense can keep YOU from becoming a victim.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT
THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO
IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH,
THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT
AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO
ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=over the phone.
Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive like this, hang up and dial "star"
57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then call the police.
Danville will soon be getting a boost to its economic development.
Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the city will receive
two million dollars in economic development assistance.
The money will help to expand the Riverview Industrial Park,
creating approximately 800 new jobs for local residents.
The money will also be used to finance road construction and to extend
water, sewer and gas lines for the 425-acre site.
Marv Albert's accuser is coming forward.
Her identity was shielded during the trial, but Vanessa Purhach has agreed
to make her name public, saying she has nothing to hide.
Albert faces up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to misdemeanor
assault and battery.
Legal experts doubt he'll do any jail time.
Meanwhile, a poll of New York sports fans shows Albert still has a lot of
72 percent said they would still watch a game called by Albert.
53 percent, though said NBC was right to fire him.
A Hollywood Production crew was in town last night filming a commercial for
Denise Allen tells us about the crew, it's famous director, and a
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SUPER=01-Mark Simonton/JWT Ad Agency; :16
SUPER=01-Lance O'Conner/Producer; :30
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Norfolk Southern is moving into the future.
And on this night, the mist creating the drama is not mother nature, but
SOT tape 1 7:10:48
IN Q=we are trying
((MARK SIMONTON/JWT AD AGENCY: WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE A VISUAL METAPHOR
BETWEEN NS AND THE FUTURE AND HE HAS THE EXPERIENCE AND ABILITY TO CREATE THAT
SORT OF MAGIC ON FILM FOR US.))
OUT Q=film for us
He's talking about this man--Mikael Salomon--with projects such as "Back
Draft" and "The Abyss" to his credit.
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IN Q=this is an
((LANCE O'CONNER/PRODUCER: THIS IS AN EPIC SIZE PRODUCTION. DIRECTORS SUCH AS
MIKAEL ONLY DO VERY LARGE COMMERCIALS WHICH ARE A NUMBER OF DAYS AND
OUT Q=DAYS AND CHALLENGING
And one of the challenges on doing this shoot was the train.
O'Conner says this is the first time Flying Tiger Productions has had to
work on the rails.
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IN Q=COMMERCIALS IS PROBABLY
((O'CONNER: COMMERCIALS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO EXERCISE NEW
EQUIPMENT, NEW TECHNOLOGY, BECAUSE YOU'RE ALWAYS HAVING TO BE BREAKING EDGE,
YOU'RE ALWAYS HAVING TO BE THE NEWEST FORM OF SELLING WHICH IS WHAT YOU OFTEN
DON'T DO IN FEATURES.))
OUT Q=DO IN FEATURES
N-S officials are keeping the concept behind the commercial called "Mission
Control" a secret.
They will say only that these workers will help Norfolk Southern enter the
Denise Allen News 7.))
Railroad enthusiasts can once again ride the rails through Southwest
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society organized the
trip with Amtrak.
It won't be on the old 611.
Norfolk Southern retired the engine and the excursion program about three
The new excursions will be on an AMTRAK state of the art train.
IN Q=THEY ACTUALLY HAVE
((PAUL HOWELL/ROANOKE CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THEY
ACTUALLY HAVE TRACKAGE RIGHTS ON DIFFERENT RAILROADS TO RUN THEIR TRAINS SO
THEY CAN NEGOTIATE WITH RAILROADS IN ORDER TO DO EXCURSIONS.))
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OUT Q=TO DO EXCURSIONS
The excursions will be on this superliner which has double-decker cars.
Ticket prices run from 69 to 89-dollars.
Howell says some people who used to ride the 6-11 are buying tickets.
IN Q=IT BRINGS TOURISTS
((HOWELL: IT BRINGS TOURISTS IN. THERE'S SO MUCH RAIL HERITAGE AND SO MUCH
INTEREST IN THE RAILROAD AND WE JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ROANOKE AND
THE WHOLE AREA.))
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The rail excursions are scheduled for October 25th and 26th.
On Saturday, the 25th, the train will be headed to Bluefield, West Virginia.
Take pinnacle full
And the next day the train travels to Luray, Virginia.
Both excursions are round trips.
You can purchase tickets by calling 540-427-5126 or 540-966-4408.
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The old face remains at Breckinridge Middle School, but inside everything's
The school re-opened to students at the beginning of the month, but today
alumni and neighbors stopped by to sneak a peak.
Hundreds of visitors drove up to what looked like the old Breckinridge
Junior High School.
INSIDE, are bright airy halls lit with sky-lights and classrooms equipped
with the latest in technology.
IN Q=WITH A TELEVISION
((DAVID AMOS/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: WITH A TELEVISION IN EACH ROOM ALLOWS THE
STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND THE USE OF COMPUTERS, BUT THEN WHEN
THEY COME OUT IN THE HALL IT'S LIKE A MALL AND THEY CAN LOOK AROUND AND FEEL
LIKE THEY'RE NOT EVEN IN SCHOOL.))
((PAUL MANNING/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: OUTSIDE IT LOOKS THE SAME AS IT DID IN THE
MID-'70'S BUT WHEN I WALKED IN THE DOOR I WAS IMMEDIATELY LOST. BUT IT IS A
BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND THESE KIDS HAVE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES.))
SUPER=01-David Amos/Breckinridge Alum;
SUPER=01-Paul Manning/Breckinridge Alum; :15
OUT Q=A LOT OF ADVANTAGES
The school now has a computer lab for each grade level.
And a fitness facility which is tentatively scheduled to be open six days a
The gym is another piece of the past that was saved, but it did receive a
Cecil Wingo showed his bravery on the battlefield during World War Two.
And, yesterday the United States recognized his heroism, 53 years later with
a Bronze Star.
The military recognized Wingo at the Army Reserve Center in Salem.
In September of 1944 his unit was ambushed.
He helped hold the enemy at bay.
IN Q=THE REST OF THE
((CECIL WINGO/BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT: THE REST OF THE CREW I WAS WITH, I WAS
WITH A CONVOY, ALL THEY HAD WAS RIFLES. WE WERE GETTING A LOT OF SMALL ARMS
FIRE AND I WAS MANNING THE MACHINE GUN ON TOP OF THE TRUCK.))
SUPER=01-Cecil Wingo/Bronze Star Recipient;
OUT Q=TOP OF THE TRUCK
A letter writing campaign by the Wingo family and Senator John Warner
brought Wingo's heroic job to the attention of the military.
The Bronze Star is given to soldiers who exhibit courage above and beyond
the call of duty.
A big contract for a Radford company, and a movie theater chain throws its
hat in the rink in Roanoke.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((Kollmorgen Motion Technologies in Radford has won a six-million-dollar
contract to supply its brushless motor lines to Torrington Research of
Kollmorgen says it has no current plans to increase its 800 member workforce
in response to the new order.
For the first time in decades, downtown Roanoke will have theatergoers once
The developers building an ice rink off Williamson Road have signed a deal
to put a 12- plex on the second floor of the facility, and the Roanoke Express
announced they will use the Roanoke Ice Park as its home office and practice
John Williamson will succeed Frank Farmer as the new president and CEO of
Roanoke Gas next year.
Williamson pledged to keep the century old company locally owned and
A flat week on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 5 points, while the Nasdaq
Composite added two.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Roy Stanley will be here with an update on Sports and Andrew Frieden will
have the extended weather outlook when News 7 at Six continues.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange lead the list of movie stars in A
Here's a review of what you can expect.
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(( A THOUSAND ACRES, HAS MUCH GOING FOR IT, BASED ON JANE SMILEY'S PULITZER
PRIZE WINNING NOVEL, IT FEATURES ONE OF OUR BEST ACTORS, JASON ROBARDS, AND
HIS 3 DAUGHTERS, ONE FINE ACTRESS JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, ONE FINE ACTRESS AND
GENUINE MOVIE STAR, MICHELLE PFEIFFER, AND ONE BRILLIANT ACTRESS JESSICA
LANGE. PLUS IT IS LOOSELY BASED ON SHAKESPEARE'S KING LEAR, THAT'S AN AWFULLY
"OUR FARM'S BEEN IN THE COOK FAMILY FOR A HUNDRED YEARS. WE'RE GOING TO FORM
A CORPORATION AND YOU GIRLS WILL EACH HAVE A THIRD. WHAT DO YOU SAY?"
"IT'S A GOOD IDEA, DADDY."
"IT'S A GREAT IDEA."
"I DON'T KNOW."
"YOU DON'T WANT IT MY GIRL, YOU'RE OUT."
SO THE DAUGHTERS, TWO OF THEM ANYWAY, TAKEOVER THE FARM, THOUGH THE FATHER
QUICKLY REALIZES HE'S MADE A MISTAKE IN JUDGEMENT. IN FACT, "A THOUSAND
ACRES," SIMILAR THOUGH IT IS TO "KING LEAR" IS VERY MUCH "KING LEAR" WITH A
90s SPIN. NOT ONLY ARE THE DAUGHTERS WOMEN WITH ISSUES, TO SAY THE LEAST, BUT
THE FATHER IS NOT SIMPLY A RASH AND RIGID MAN DRIVEN MAD, BUT A VILE MAN, A
DOMINEERING FATHER WHO HAS VIOLATED HIS DAUGHTERS AND NEVER FOR A MOMENT
THINKS OF REPENTANCE.
"DON'T THINK YOU CAN TREAT ME LIKE THIS. I'LL THROW YOU GIRLS OFF THE PLACE,
I'LL STOP THE BUILDING. I'LL GET MY LAND BACK. YOU'LL NEVER HAVE CHILDREN,
YOU HAVEN'T A HOPE, AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO LAUGH WHEN YOU DIE."
"LARRY, LET'S GO HOME NOW, COME ON."
(DENNIS ON CAMERA)
THERE'S SOME BAD NEWS, UNFORTUNATELY, WHICH I, THOUGHTFULLY, KEPT FOR LAST.
THE MOVIE TENDS TO OVERSTATE ITS POINTS. BIG TIME. AND IT TENDS TO LOSE ITS
WAY AS WELL. ALSO BIG TIME. SO, THE SCREENPLAY TRULY UNDERMINES WHAT MIGHT
HAVE BEEN A MAJOR SUCCESS. BUT IS A FINAL FIVE. MAKE IT A FIVE PLUS BECAUSE OF
WONDERFUL ACTING. THE ACTING IS THE MOVIE.))
Gift-giving ideas are scattered about at the Virginia-Carolina Craftsmen's
It's in town and much bigger this year.
This is the 10th anniversary of the big event and this year the Roanoke
Civic Center is bursting at the seams with crafts.
More than 40 new exhibitors have joined the ranks.
The show offers something for everyone--the 250 vendors have brought
original crafts and fine arts in tradition and contemporary styles.
Organizers say this is your chance to pick up some unique gifts for the
upcoming holiday season.
And coming up, The Hanes 500 is postponed The Lions beat the Packers Tampa
Bay remains undefeated.
and the Washington Redskins come from behind to beat Jacksonville at Jack
Kent Cooke Stadium.
It rained on the Martinsville's Speedway's 50-th anniversary celebration
today and forced the Hanes 500 to be postponed until tomorrow.
Mike Stevens has the soggy details.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Starts 10-th; :26
SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Hanes 500 Pole Sitter; :39
SUPER=01-Geoff Bodine/Starts 37-th; :58
OUT Q=........News 7 sports."
Gus Frerotte got hot in the second quarter and the Washington Redskins beat
Jacksonville 24 to 12.
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The Redskins were looking for their second straight win at Jack Kent Cooke
Washington trailed 9 to nothing until the second quarter. Frerotte goes to
the air and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 10 yard touchdown pas play to make it 9
to 7 Jaguars.
Then after a Jacksonville turnover Frerotte goes to the air again this time
he hits tight end Jamie Asher on the 8 yard touchdown to make it 14 to 9 Skins
at the half.
Frerotte added another T-D in the
SUPER=30-Washington/24/Jacksonville/12/;fourth quarter when he hits Shepherd
on this 13 yard touchdown and the Redskins improve to 3 and 1 with the 24 to 12
Barry Sanders rushed for 139 yards on 28 carries to lead the Detriot Lions
to a 26 to 15 win over the Green Bay Packers.
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Mike Holmgren walking the sideline during this afternoons game.
On this play in the second quarter Brett Favre slips to his knees and his
pass is intercepted by Reggie Brown who takes in from 45 yards out to give the
Tigers a 7 to 6 lead.
Sanders came up big with the rush when the Lions needed a play. Here he
breaks through the middle and carries the ball 46 yards to the Packer 4 yard
line setting up a touchdown.
Detroit scores on this Scott SUPER=30-Detroit/26/Green Bay/15/;Mitchell
toss to Pete Chryplewicz on the four yard touchdown to make it 14 to 6 and the
Lions win it 26 to 15.
Tampa Bay ups its record to 5 and 0. Denver, Pittsburgh and the Giants get
wins this afternoon.
Here's a look at the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0100-/N.Y. Jets/24//Cincinnati/7/3///St. Louis/14//Oakland/13/3//;
OUT Q=....last score."
Yesterday in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech beat Arkansas State making Frank
Beamer the Winningest coach in School history with 65 wins.
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The Hokies entered the game ranked 14-th in the country and the win improved
their record to 4 and 0.
In the A-P poll released today the hokies remain in the 14-th spot. But
the polls are not the major focus for the Hokies as they compete for another
Big East Championship.
IN Q="Polls are going
((AL CLARK/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Tech Quarterback; :
OUT Q=...about the polls."
The Hokies host Miami of Ohio next week at Lane Stadium.
The United States made a run for it on the final day but Europe has
retained the Ryder Cup.
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Europe led by five points going into the final 12 singles matches. The
Europeans clinched at least a tie when Berhnard Langer parred the seventh hole
to beat Brad Faxon two and one.
Europe wins it 14 and a half to 13 and a half but on the final day the
United States won seven singles matches to make it close.
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