They're turning away the homeless at the only shelter in Danville... and
now the weather's taken on a chill.
We'll see what that's about in a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX.
And we'll hear from the Mann accused of selling cars without holding the
title to them.
Tonight in sports, UVa hopes to find a win despite the Forest.
We'll meet a Ferrum football player who is blowing opponents away.
And the racing world is blown away this afternoon as former Winston Cup champ
Darrell waltrip fails to qualify for the Sunday's race at Charlotte.
Our rapid chill down will slip away after this evening. If you are making
your weekend plans, looks like clear sailing.
Nights are growing colder, and there's no refuge for Danville's homeless.
The city has closed its only shelter... for remodeling.
Nevertheless local "Good Samaritans" are doing their best to bring warmth to
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=Even though
SUPER=01-Thomas Arthur/Danville Communication Center; :20
SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Hill/Shelter Director; :31
OUT Q=News7, Danville
(( Even though there are blankets on these beds and food in the pantry,
Reverend Larry Hill has turned away about 50 homeless in the last two weeks.
The city recently shut the shelter down, demanding new fire alarms,
emergency lights, and exit signs.
That's when a local man donated the fire system, and convinced his buddy to
wire the lighting.
IN Q=What we've got him so far
((THOMAS ARTHUR/DANVILLE COMMUNICATION CENTER: WHAT WE'VE GOT HIM SO FAR RIGHT
NOW IS A TEMPORARY OCCUPANCY PERMIT WHICH MEANS HE CAN BE BACK IN OPERATION
OUT Q=tomorrow morning
The kitchen still needs some work.
IN Q=The biggest expense now
((REV. LARRY HILL/SHELTER DIRECTOR: THE BIGGEST EXPENSE NOW IS THE FIRE
SUPPRESSOR UNIT SO WE CAN COOK BECAUSE WHEN THEY COME IN THEY NEED TO EAT, AND
IF WE CAN'T HAVE A PLACE FOR THEM TO EAT THEN WE GOTTA GIVE THEM COLD FOODS --
AND WHEN YOU'RE ALREADY COLD AND DAMP YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE EATING A
SANDWICH. YOU NEED THAT HOT FOOD INSIDE YOU TO WARM YOU BACK UP SOME.))
OUT Q=you back up some
Hill hopes to re-open the shelter this weekend, using a microwave to cook.
IN Q=In the meantime
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: IN THE MEANTIME, A LOCAL APARTMENT COMPLEX IS OFFERING THE
HOMELESS A PLACE TO STAY, AND THEY CAN ALWAYS FIND HOT LUNCHES AT THE SALVATION
ARMY. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
Buying a home can be the biggest purchase of a lifetime, but it can also be
the biggest risk.
A family in Vinton found out the hard way.
Tonya Flory has the details.
IN Q=Dana Underwood
SUPER=01-Dana Underwood/Home Buyer; :16
SUPER=01-Tim Garrison/Boone & Co.; :43
OUT Q=News 7.
(( Dana Underwood and her family have been living in this house in Vinton for
three years, but they still haven't unpacked all of their boxes.
Underwood says this was her first home and she was careful to follow every
step in making sure it was a sound investment.
now she says her dreamhouse has become a nightmare.
IN Q=I have a house
((DANA UNDERWOOD/HOME BUYER:I HAVE A HOUSE THAT'S REALLY NOT LIVABLE
DOWNSTAIRS. WE BOUGHT A HOUSE THAT HAS WATER PROBLEMS THERE'S A SUMP PUMP IN
THERE THAT WASN'T DISCLOSED. RIGHT NOW I'M SITTING WITH A HOUSE THAT HAS
APPROXIMATELY 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF REPAIRS THAT NEEDS TO BE DOME TO
OUT Q=done to it
IN Q=Buying a house
((TONYA:BUYING A HOUSE CAN BE A HUGE GAMBLE. REALTORS SAY THE BEST ADVICE THEY
CAN GIVE A PROSPECTIVE BUYER IS BE SELECTIVE))
OUT Q=be selective
((TIM GARRISON/BOONE & CO.:BUYING A HOME IS LIKE TAKING A WHITE WATER RAFTING
TRIP. IF YOU WERE TO GO TO THE RAFTING COMPANY AND THEY SAY WE'VE GOT A BRAND
NEW GUY THAT'S NEVER BEEN ON THE RIVER, YOU'D PROBABLY BE LEARY.))
OUT Q=be leary
Even after having a home inspector checks the plumbing, heating, air
conditioning, electrical system and appliances, Underwood says home ownership
can have hidden problems...
IN Q=Do research
((DANA UNDERWOOD/HOME BUYER:DO OTHER RESEARCH DON'T...NINE OUT OF TEN TIMES
THEY'RE LYING TO YOU))
OUT Q=lying to you
State law requires real estate agents disclose any structural defects, but the
seller is only obligated by a moral code.
Tonya Flory, News 7.
A car dealer in Clifton Forge is being accused of taking his customers for a
Now, he has to answer charges in criminal court.
Stacey Martin has more.
SUPER=01-Pamela Brown/Trader's Inc. Customer;
SUPER=01-Elmer Carter/Trader's Inc. Customer;
SUPER=01-David Mann/Trader's Inc. Owner;
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Clifton Forge.
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IN Q=I just hope
((PAMELA BROWN/TRADER'S INC. CUSTOMER: I JUST HOPE THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED IN
THIS PART ON HIM BECAUSE HE NEEDS TO BE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS FOR GOOD.))
OUT Q=business for good.
She's talking about car dealer David Mann of Trader's Incorporated charged
with eleven misdemeanors including selling cars without obtaining proper titles
He is denies the accusations but, his customers tell a different story.
SOT 11.53.30 - 11.53.45
IN Q=The people that
((ELMER CARTER/TRADER'S INC. CUSTOMER: THE PEOPLE THAT HE BOUGHT THE CAR FROM
SENT ME A LETTER SAYING THEY WOULD COME AND PICK THE CAR UP SO I TOOK MY CAR
AND HID IT IN THE GARAGE WHERE THEY CAN'T FIND IT.))
OUT Q=can't find it.
Carter said he's gotten a lawyer and is thinking about suing the company.
Officials with the Clifton Forge Police Department, the Virginia Department
of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Automobile Dealer's Board have apparently
been investigating the business for a year.
A hearing in the matter is scheduled for October 20th and Mann appeared
ready to fight back.
SOT 11.58.31 - 11.58.51
IN Q=There's going to
((DAVID MANN/TRADER'S INC.: THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF SURPRISES. For who?
FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLE AND THE NEWSPAPER. There's
going to be a lot of surprises like what? Lawsuits? YES.))
OUT Q=Lawsuits? Yes.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Clifton Forge.
If found guilty, Mann could receive a maximum fine of 25 hundred dollars or
a year in jail.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, the Governor's race comes to Roanoke,
and there's new life and a new owner for one long time Valley business.
We'll have the latest on Shepherd's Auto Supply in just a moment.
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Recent surveys indicate that Jim Gilmore has a slight edge in his duel
with Don Beyer over personal property taxes.
But today in Roanoke, Beyer tried to raise new doubts about the Republican
plan, by questioning how it will affect public education.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
IN Q=Both candidates for Governor
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((Both candidates for Governor have floated tax breaks, but Beyer says
Gilmore's plan to eliminate the personal property tax on cars is unsound.
He says it threatens the quality of public education in Virginia.
IN Q=His plan
OUT Q=economy's going to grow.
Jim Gilmore declined an invitation to speak at the higher education
Instead he sent Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith to address the Faculty
Senate of Virginia and defend the plan.
IN Q=The Gilmore plan has a caveat
OUT Q=Johnny come lately plan.
Griffith says Gilmore is committed to public education.
And while Beyer's language may generate strong emotions, Griffith insists
the criticism is not warranted.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Shepherds Auto Supply has been sold.
The 75-year old family-owned firm ran into financial difficulty last month,
shutting down for a few days.
The publicity from all that brought a number of suitors with buy-out
Last night company President Lillian Brown signed a contract to sell
Shepherd's to Fisher Auto Supply in Staunton, another family-owned firm.
Store employees have been summoned to a meeting- -about 20 minutes from
now- -so management can outline what the deal may mean for them
Shepherd has four stores in Roanoke with about 100 employees.
For decades he has stood guard over the old Jones Memorial Library in
Lynchburg, but now George Morgan Jones is moving on.
A statue of the Confederate soldier has been purchased by the Fincastle camp
of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The S- C- V wants to move the statue and its granite base to a new home,
gracing the Hanging Rock battlefield in Roanoke County.
IN Q=Our Southern
((ROBERT BARBOUR/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: OUR SOUTHERN CULTURE, OUR
HISTORY, EVERYTHING IS BEING ERODED AWAY TODAY BY POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND
THIS IS ONE WAY WITH MONUMENTS, WITH PARKS THAT THE HISTORY IS NOT ERODED
SUPER=01-Robert Barbour/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :00
OUT Q=not eroded away.
The S-C-V paid 15- thousand dollars for the Jones statue... they estimate a
new statue would cost ten times that.
It was designed by Solon Borglum, brother of the man who carved Mount
Falling interest rates helped boost the stock market today.
TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW rose 12 and a-half points to close at eight-thousand-28.
NASDAQ was up a dozen as well finishing above the 17-hundred mark for the
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By most standards, 21- years is a long time to work at the same job.
But today years of dedication paid off for the administrative director at
the "Presbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands" in Wytheville.
This afternoon-- Wynette (Why-net) Yontz (Yahn-tz) was awarded the "Virginia
Association of Children's Homes" highest honor.
IN Q=I love
((WYNETTE YONTZ/AWARD WINNER:I LOVE MY WORK HERE, OUR MISSION IS GIVING
CHILDREN HOPE AND PURPOSE FOR THE FUTURE, AND, YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT WE DO AND I
FEEL LIKE THAT'S A GOAL THAT WE STRIVE TO GIVE EVERY CHILD WHO COMES INTO OUR
JOHN ALEXANDER/PRESBYTERIAN HOME DIR.: WE'RE A SMALL AGENCY, WE ALL WEAR A LOT
OF DIFFERENT HATS AND WHEN YOU'VE GOT A TEAM PLAYER LIKE, WYNETTE,THAT'S WHAT
MAKES THIS AGENCY WHAT IT IS, IT HELPS US REACH OUT AND REALLY HELP THE YOUNG
PEOPLE IN THIS AREA OF THE STATE.))
SUPER=01-Wynette Yontz/Award Winner; :00
SUPER=01-John Alexander/Presbyterian Home Dir.; :13
OUT Q=of the state.
Yontz began working at the Wytheville children's home as a secretary before
working her way up to administrative director.
Virginia Tech hears from a Nobel Prize winner in medicine tonight.
Dr. Peter Doherty is the Chairman of the Immunology department at St. Jude
Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
He has spent the last twenty years reseaching how killer t-cells respond to
foreign invaders in our bodies.
T-cells are the line of defense against recognizing and killing invaders.
IN Q=So, the future
((DR. PETER DOHERTY/NOBEL PRIZE WINNER: SO, THE FUTURE DIRECTIONS THAT THIS
SORT OF RESEARCH IS TAKEN ARE PARTICULARLY ORIENTED TOWARDS DEALING WITH VERY
DIFFICULT INFECTION, LIKE FOR INSTANCE, THE AIDS VIRUS AND TO POSSIBLY
DEVELOPING VACCINES AGAINST SOME FORMS OF TUMORS. WE'D LIKE TO HAVE AN
IMMUNOLOGY RATHER THAN CHEMOTHERAPY SOLUTION TO IT THAT IS RATHER WE'D LIKE TO
HAVE A VACCIINE, AND PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS IN FACT CALLED FOR A MASSIVE
CAMPAIGN TO DEVELOP AN AIDS VACCINE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Doherty/Nobel Prize Winner;
OUT Q=AIDS vaccine.
Dr. Doherty's lecture is 7:30 tonight and it is open to the public.
Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, a former Winston Cup champ fails to
qualify for Sunday's race at Charlotte.
UVa is hoping for a Wake up call this Saturday.
And Steve Mason takes us down to Ferrum tonight for a visit with a
musician/slash/football player who is hitting the right notes in both
The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners are playing game two of their best
of five divisional series at this hour in the Kingdome.
Right now the O's lead it 3 to 2 in the bottom of the 6th.
Later tonight in New York, the Yankees will try to take a two games to none
lead on the Indians in their best of five playoff.
The National League series have the day off.
Second round qualifying was completed this afternoon at Charlotte for
Sunday's UAW GM quality 500.
And amazingly, Darrell Waltrip was unable to make the field on either his
speed or reputation.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00
Waltrip's 177 point 891 mile an hour lap was too slow to get him one of the
38 spots based on speed.
Other big names also had their problems and as a result they kept DW from
earning a provisional starting spot.
This marks the first time in his 25 years of racing that he has failed to
make a race because of performance.
The last race he missed was in 1990 due to injury. He had made 216
Here's a look at positions 26-to-43.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Kenny Wallace/181.580/27. David Green//28. Robert Pressley//29.
Jeff Burton//30. Michael Waltrip//;
SUPER=0107-31. Chad Little//32. Lake Speed//33. Bill Elliott//34. Rick
Wilson//35. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-36. Todd Bodine//37. Hut Stricklin//38. Gary Bradberry//39. Jeremy
Mayfield/Prov./40. Kyle Petty/Prov./;
SUPER=0107-41. Bobby Hamilton/Prov./42. Ricky Craven/Prov./43. Terry
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
One veteran performer did have a productive day.
Wayne Gretzky signed an opened ended contract extension that assures he will
end his career with the Rangers.
The extension will play the great one an average of $6 million a season.
Gretzky is 36 years old.
In one other signing tonight, the Hornets have inked former UVa star Junior
Burrough to a free agent contract.
The Charlotte native, was the Celtics second round draft pick in 1995.
Not long after Virginia let North Carolina score 45 unanswered points on
Saturday, you could see the UVa faithful checking out their pocket schedules
and breathing a sigh of relief to see that Wake Forest was next on the agenda.
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Last Thursday; :00
The Deacons haven't beaten UVa since 1983, but after beating N.C. State last
Thursday night they certainly have the Cavaliers' attention.
IN Q="Well, it's the best.
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/UVA CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Captain; :15
OUT Q=...CAN WIN."
Ferrum is back home this weekend taking on Apprentice.
Panther Nate Daniels is a defensive back who isn't afraid to toot his own
horn. Steve Mason tells us how he finds harmony in reading both music and
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Nate Daniels/Ferrum Junior Cornerback; :14
SUPER=01-Lora Owens/Ferrum Music Teacher; :23
SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Coach; 1:13
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((As a member of the jazz ensemble; Nate Daniels is a musician, a student
and an athlete; three of the many attributes that separate him from mainstream
The junior criminal justice major/music minor plays for Ferrum's football
team and the Jazz ensemble.
However Coach Davis and the team's admiration comes with a small price.
Nate feels it is his duty to be a role model. After college; Daniels will test
the professional football waters before pursuing a career in the FBI. And no
matter how hectic his busy life may become; Nate will always have a remedy.
Daniels and his Panthers are back in action this Saturday at home against
Newport news. In Ferrum, Steve Mason; News 7 sports.))
Winter Weather...will it be unusual because of the El Nino effect? Good
question and one that scientists are trying to answer. It looks like drier and
milder will be call for the mid-Atlantic. But what about the weather 30 years
SUPER=03-Silver Spring, MD
That was the subject of a weather conference yesterday. And in growing
numbers, the scientific community says that global warming is well underway but
can't tell us the end result.
IN Q=Although scientists have...
SUPER=01-Dr. Barbara Miller/Rankin International;
OUT Q=..highly uncertain
Current lifestyles may be heating up the planet slowly but once the warmup
occurs it may be too late to turn things around. Vice President Gore says the
administration wants to take action now and lead the world in reducing carbon
dioxide emmisions. Their plan will be unveiled in Kyoto, Japan in December.
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A religious rally for men only is taking place in Washington this weekend.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Jean, some of them are stopping in Buena Vista tonight?
That's right, Keith. They're bikers but they don't fit the stereotypical
That's because these men are also members of Promisekeepers.
It's an organization of Christian men.
They're expecting 500-thousand men on the Mall this Saturday, arriving by
plane, train AND motorcycle.
We'll hear what's motivated this caravan, plus all the latest news, weather,
and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith?
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