Up next on News 7 at 11...Election Day is a month away... we'll preview
tomorrow's big debate in the Governor's race.
And we'll find out how you can help your child develop speech and language
In sports, Scores and Highlights from the N-F-L Virginia Tech drops in the
A-P college football poll.
And the Winston Cup drivers were at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the
U-A-W G-M 500.
Coming up, a work week forecast that doesn't change-- plenty of heat, and
plenty of sun.
All the details are straight ahead.
There is an anchor tag!!
The race for the governor's mansion is rounding the corner and heading into
the home stretch.
In just a few weeks Virginians will choose the new resident.
Tomorrow the candidates will make a pit-stop at the podium.
Denise Allen has a preview of the Beyer-Gilmore debate.
IN Q=Democrat Don Beyer
SUPER=03-West Virginia/July; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Analyst; :25
OUT Q=News 7
((Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore are in a dead heat.
The hot issue of the race has been Gilmore's proposal to reduce property
His supporters say Beyer jumped on the band wagon, after criticizing
Gilmore's plan, by creating his proposal.
Republicans say this shows Beyer's wishy washy ways.
But political analyst Ray Garland says that's not necessarily so.
IN Q=HE AT LEAST
((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: HE AT LEAST WENT PART OF THE WAY TO
NEUTRALIZE GILMORE'S ADVANTAGE AND PROBABLY IT WOULD BE TOO RISKY TO MAKE A
BOLD THING TO SAY WE NEED TO KEEP VIRGINIA MOVING TO ATTEND TO EDUCATION TO
HIGHWAYS, ETC. THAT WOULD BE A VERY RISKY STRATEGY.))
OUT Q=VERY RISKY STRATEGY
But Garland expects Gilmore to move ahead in the polls.
He says Virginians feel good about the ways things are going in the state,
so they're likely to choose the candidate most similar to George Allen.
IN Q=WHAT GILMORE HAS TO
((GARLAND: WHAT GILMORE HAS TO DO IS TO SAY GEORGE ALLEN HAS COMPILED A GOOD
RECORD. HE'S CUT CRIME, HE'S INCREASED JOBS, HE'S BEGUN THE REFORM OF
EDUCATION. HE'S REDUCED THE RATE OF GROWTH OF THE GOVERNMENT AND WE NEED TO
CONTINUE THAT AND I AM THE LOGICAL PERSON TO DO THAT AND I THINK WE'LL SEE IN
THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN THE PRESENCE OF GOVERNOR ALLEN.))
OUT Q=OF GOVERNOR ALLEN
((DENISE ALLEN/REPORTER: GARLAND SAYS BEYER AND GILMORE ARE CHARISMATICALLY
HE SAYS BOTH CANDIDATES NEED TO GENERATE EXCITEMENT IN THEIR OWN CAMPS SO
WORKERS WILL BE WILLING TO POUND THE PAVEMENT FOR VOTES.
GARLAND SAYS WITH MUCH OF THE BLACK VOTE UNDECIDED, ULTIMATELY THE RACE MAY
COME DOWN TO WHO COMES OUT TO VOTE.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7.
WDBJ-7 will air tomorrow night's debate live.
Coverage begins on your Hometown Station at eight.
Faculty members at Virginia's colleges and universities say higher
education has reached a crossroads in the state.
In Roanoke last week, the Faculty Senate of Virginia considered some of
the important issues facing higher education in the next century.
Members heard from Don Beyer, and a representative of Jim Gilmore's
campaign for Governor.
And they argued that this is a critical time for higher education in
IN Q=It's an important time
((THOMAS SHERMAN/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BECAUSE THERE
ARE INCREASING NEEDS. WE SEE INCREASING NEEDS AND WE SEE THE EXPRESSION OF
THESE INCREASING NEEDS. SO IT'S AN IMPORTANT DECISION FOR WHERE WE'RE GOING TO
GO, PARTICULARLY AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND THE 21ST CENTURY AND THINK ABOUT
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE 21ST
SUPER=01-Thomas Sherman/Faculty Senate President;
OUT Q=the 21st century.
The Faculty Senate of Virginia represents educators at all of the state's
public and private institutions of higher education.
Fire fighters in Botetourt County hope opening up their house will help
protect other homes in the community.
The Read Mountain Fire house opened its doors to the public today.
The annual open house helped kick off fire prevention week.
Children received special treatment getting to sit in the driver's seat of
the vehicle of their choice.
The open house helps educate the public about the needs of the volunteer
department--for instance this turnout gear carries a big price tag.
IN Q=LET THE COMMUNITY
((CHIEF ADAM FLEMING/READ MT FIRE & RESCUE: LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE'RE
OUT HER FOR THEM. WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE
WHEN WE PULL UP, WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WE'RE GOING TO USE AS WELL AS PROMOTE
SAFETY FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Chief Adam Fleming/Read MT. Fire & Rescue;
OUT Q=FOR THE COMMUNITY
Fire fighters will spend the week visiting area daycare centers to educate
preschoolers on fire safety.
The Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department is a joint effort between
Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.
It serves Southwest Botetourt County and East Roanoke County.
The Roanoke City Fire Department is shopping for recruits at Valley View
Representatives manned a booth, answering questions and handing out
applications to anyone who wanted one.
This is a way for the department to reach a lot of people in a short period
They hope it helps change the stereotype surrounding the fire department.
IN Q=WE WOULD LIKE
((LT. R.S. LEE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS FROM
ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, MALE, FEMALE AND SO FORTH TO COME
OUT AND TRY TO BECOME A PART OF THE ROANOKE FIRE-EMS SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Lt. R.S. Lee/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
OUT Q=FIRE-EMS SYSTEM
Lee says the department expects eight to 12 jobs to open up within the next
They're looking for people who are physically fit and have a strong desire
to help others.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in and you couldn't make
it to Valley View Mall this weekend, you can pick up an application at the
personnel office at the Fire Department.
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Child development is a gradual process, and if your child is old enough to
start speaking you'll want to stay tuned...
When News 7 returns, we'll have some tips on what you should listen for in
the language of your toddler.
That story is coming up next but first let's check in with Andrew in the
weather center and see just how warm this week will get...
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In the first few years of life a child develops speech and language skills.
But when a child doesn't learn the basics..it can be frustrating for the
child and the parent.
Intern reporter Joy Sutton has that story in this week's edition of
IN Q= 15..18 months you expect
SUPER=07-Buffy Scarberry; :00
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dalton/Speech-Language Pathologist; :31
SUPER=20-Joy Sutton; :47
OUT Q=can also suffer academically
IN Q=At 15..18 months
((BUFFY SCARBERRY: 15..18 MONTHS YOU EXPECT A TODDLER TO BE SPEAKING A LOT OR
SAYING MAMA DRINK AND HE WASN'T SAYING ANY OF THAT AND NOW HE IMITATES EVEN OFF
THE TV..HE'LL IMITATE A SOUND ))
OUT Q=imitate a sound
Buffy's son A.J has been working with a speech-language pathologist for the
past few months.
And Buffy says he is finally learning to repeat and say new words.
SOT 02:33:14 (NAT SOUND)
IN Q=You want up...
((You want up..up. up..up. ))
OUT Q= up..up
But how can you tell if your child is having a problem?
IN Q=The general guideline are
((ELIZABETH DALTON/SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST : THE GENERAL GUIDELINES TO GO
BY ARE IF THE CHILD IS AROUND ONE YEAR OF AGE THEY SHOULD START SPEAKING USING
TRUE WORDS..BY TWO YEARS OF AGE THEY SHOULD BE COMBINING TWO AND THREE WORDS
INTO SHORT SENTENCES ))
OUT Q=into short sentences
There are ways you can help your child develop their language skills.
Specialists suggest talking to your child in parentese or what is called "Baby
This is done by using a higher pitch, stretching out the words and repeating
them more often.
IN Q=A parent may say
((ELIZABETH DALTON: A PARENT MAY SAY INSTEAD THERE'S A DOG IT'S RUNNING THEY
SAY MAY SAY..DOGGIE..DOGGIE. SEE THE DOGGIE. DOGGIE RUN ))
OUT Q= doggie run
But whether or not you should use parentese also depends on the age of the
At around the age of four or five parents should talk the child like they
were an adult.
And as the child starts to use more complex sentences so should the parent.
If you suspect your child is having problems it's best to seek help early.
IN Q=I definitely think
(BUFFY SCARBERRY : I DEFINITELY THINK THAT ANY PARENT..IF THEY EVEN HAVE THE
SLIGHTEST NOTION EVEN ABOVE THEIR PEDIATRICIAN..JUST GO AHEAD AND HAVE THEM
CHECKED BY A NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALIST..MAKE SURE IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT'S
HOLDING THEM BACK.))
OUT Q=pictures and colors
A speech or language problem can cause the child to suffer academically.
Often times the child will also become frustrated.
Joy Sutton, News 7. ))
Police officers became a daily part of school life about twenty years ago
with the beginning of the School Resource Officers Program.
Stacey Martin caught up with one officer in the program to see how attitudes
have changed through the years.
IN Q=The first part
SUPER=01-Officer M.A. Rayl/Roanoke Police; :00
SUPER=01-Alyce Szathmary/Principal; :38
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.
SOT 10.00.24 - 10.00.37
IN Q=The first part
((OFFICER M.A. RAYL/ROANOKE POLICE: THE FIRST PART OF THE YEAR, I COULD FEEL
THE TENSION. THE SECOND PART OF THE YEAR. THE TENSION WAS GONE. I THINK THEY
SEE ME MORE AS THEIR FRIEND. AND, NOT AS THEIR ENEMY.))
OUT Q=as their enemy.
That was the welcome he got six years ago, starting a new assignment as a
school resource officer.
He was placed at William-Fleming High School which was known for its past
And, he started at a time when racial tension was perhaps at its
highest--three months after the Rodney King beating.
But, his presence is now welcome.
SOT 10.50.56 - 10.51.13
IN Q=I think the
((ALYCE SZATHMARY/PRINCIPAL: I THINK THE PREVENTATIVE NATURE OF THIS PROGRAM.
THE FACT THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS INTERACTS WITH THE CHILDREN ON A REPEATED
BASIS, A CONTINUAL BASIS. ON CAMPUS, IN CLASSROOMS, AT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS.
IT IS SO PREVENTIVE THAT WE KEEP THINGS FROM HAPPENING.))
OUT Q=things from happening.
The number of Resource officers is getting smaller, in fact Rayl is one of
about six resource officers assigned to middle schools and high schools
throughout the city of Roanoke.
He's a man in blue first and foremost arresting students for fighting,
dealing or possessing drugs.
SOT 10.01.59 - 10.02.09
IN Q=We have a
((OFFICER M.A. RAYL: WE HAVE A JOB TO DO AND WE'LL DO THAT JOB. BUT, AT THE
SAME TIME WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO HARASS THEM OR TO MAKE AN ARREST. THAT'S NOT
OUT Q=That's not wanted.
But he's also a teacher-- giving talks about the law, and reminding students
of the consequences of breaking rules.
And, he's a friend -- helping youngsters feel safe enough to talk to him
about problems and depend on him for solutions.
SOT 13.52.17 - 13.52.33
IN Q=The program is
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE PROGRAM IS NOW IN ITS 19TH YEAR OF OPERATION.
AND, WHILE THERE'S A PUSH TO EXPAND IT INTO MORE SCHOOLS, THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH
OFFICERS TO MEET THE DEMAND, LEAVING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO FIGHT FOR ONE OF
THE REMAINING FEW, GOOD, MEN IN BLUE. STACEY MARTIN, NEW 7, ROANOKE.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.
Art isn't always as obvious as a painting on a wall or a sculpture in a
As Andrew Freiden found out sometimes artistic works are hidden between the
pages of everyday books and magazines.
IN Q=Jane Stogner taught
SUPER=01-Jane Stogner/Art Professor; :12
SUPER=01-John O'Connor/Artist; :41
OUT Q=news 7, ferrum.
(( Jane Stogner taught art to John O'Connor at Ferrum College 25 years ago.
But the kind of art he produces for a living NOW doesn't look anything like
what you learn in school.
((JANE STOGNER/FERRUM ART PROFESSOR: WE THOUGHT I'D BE GOOD FOR CAREER
PREPARATION IF OUR STUDENTS COULD SEE AN ALUMNI COME BACK AND SHOW HIS
SUCCESSES AND ALSO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN NEW TECHNOLOGY IN ILLUSTRATIONS ))
O'Connor's main tool is an airbrush-- he's able to tightly control fine
sprays of paint.
((JOHN O'CONNOR/ARTIST: AFTER THE MAIN COLORS ARE PUT IN, I'LL GO BACK WITH
ANYTHING TO BRUSHES TO OILS TO PEN AND INK TO PUT IN THE DETAILS OF THE LIGHTS
AND THE RIVER. ))
He is a commercial artist-- you won't see these paintings in galleries. But
you will find them in textbooks, brochures, and advertisements.
Sometimes you can't even tell the difference between his art and a
USE AUDIO OVER VIDEO OF THE BOOTS--the video's shaky.
((I'VE SEEN COMPANIES ACTUALLY MOCK UP IN ORDER TO SCARE THE COMPETITION.-- THE
BOX AND THEY HAVE THE THING LOOKING LIKE IT'S IN THE BOX. THE WHOLE NINE YARDS.
AND IT'S ALL JUST AN AIRBRUSHED OIL ILLUSTRATION.))
In order to market himself to prospective clients, he paints things that
show he can paint people too.
((MY KIDS MAKE READY MODELS-- NOT ALWAYS WILLING, AS THEY WERE HAVING A BIG
FIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS. BUT YOU NEED TO SHOW VERSATILITY. )
John has come a long way in 25 years.
Now he produces art on his personal computer.
Something that wasn't even around when he was a college student.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Ferrum.))
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Coming up a little later in the newscast we'll have this week's movie
where we'll check in with leading man Nick Nolte to see just what gives him
the drive to keep acting.
We'll have that story plus the latest weather and sports when the news
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There is an anchor tag!!!
Nick Nolte takes a little bit of a departure from playing in action-packed
movies to star in U-Turn.
As Dan Nicola explains, the actor thinks it was a necessary move to keep his
IN Q=No one will
SUPER=03-"U-Turn"/TriStar Pictures; :04
OUT Q=I'm Dan Nicola.
((No one will accuse Nick Nolte of failing to take chances. Witness his role
as the lecherous husband in Oliver Stone's "U-Turn."
IN Q=Well, looks as
((NICK NOLTE/U-TURN: WELL, LOOKS AS THOUGH WE'VE GOT OURSELVES A CONTRACT. WE
IF YOU CAN'T TRUST THE MAN YOU'VE HIRED TO KILL YOUR WIFE...))
OUT Q=kill your wife
Nick Nolte, from the time he was a kid in the 50's, a rebel supreme.
Still leading man handsome at 55, Nolte has resisted attempts to make him
the traditional live action hero.
IN Q=If an actor
((NICK NOLTE/U-TURN: IF AN ACTOR DECIDES WHAT HE WILL OR WON'T DO, HE LOSES HIS
FREEDOM. THE MINUTE HE THINKS HE HAS A CONSTITUENCY, AN AUDIENCE, HE LOSES HIS
OUT Q=loses his freedom.
Nolte admits he's abandoned his principals more than once.
((NICK NOLTE/U-TURN: I MADE MONEY AND I'VE ALWAYS DEVELOPED A HEART MURMUR. I
MEAN LITERALLY, I'D HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE FILM WITH MY HEART GOING
BA-BOOM, BA-BOOM, PHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
You're not going to tell me one of those movies, are you?
OH, SURE, I COULD TELL YOU, "ANOTHER 48 HOURS," "I LOVE TROUBLE," THERE'S
QUITE A FEW OF THEM, "BLUE CHIPS,"...YOU KNOW ONCE YOU GET ON THE SET, YOU KNOW
EVERYBODY ELSE IS THERE FOR THE MONEY TOO, THAT'S THE DISARMING FACTOR. NOBODY
REALLY CARES ABOUT THE FILM, THEY'RE REALLY THERE BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO
MAKE MONEY. YOU DON'T JUST WALK IN HERE AND WALK OUT.))
OUT Q=to make money
Nick Nolte - 55 - no pulled punches.
From Hollywood, for CBS News, I'm Dan DiNicola.
The movie opened Friday and it's rated R.
And coming up, We'll check in with the winner of the U-A-W G-M 500 at the
Charlotte Motor Speedway Green Bay ends Tampa Bay's win streak.
and the Eagles handle the Redskins this afternoon at the Vet.
Dale Jarrett took the lead with 58 laps to go and he holds off Bobby Labonte
to win the U-A-W G-M 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Bobby Labonte started on the outside position but he took off like a bullet
lapping several cars including Rusty Wallace just 60 laps into the race.
Then on lap 104 pole sitter Geoff Bodine and Kevin LePage get hooked up in
turn two causing a crash that involved several cars including Ricky Rudd.
Labonte received minor damage in the crash.
South Boston's Jeff Burton is becoming a regular up front and he passed Dale
Jarrett to take the lead shortly after the caution.
The Intimadator, Dale Earnhardt, was back in the mix also he took his turn
up front to lead the race with 170 laps complete.
Points leader Jeff Gordon couldn't find the right set up and he was running
in fourth place with about 70 laps to go.
But Dale Jarrett led 85 laps and he would hold off Labonte over the final 58
circuits to win the U-A-W G-M 500 for his sixth win of the year.
IN Q="I grew up
((DALE JARRETT/UAW GM 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/UAW GM 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=.........MAKE IT EASY."
Labonte was second, Earnhardt third, Mark Martin fourth, Gordon fifth and
Jeff Burton sixth.
The Philadelphia Eagles used a strong running game this afternoon to beat
the Washington Redskins 24 to 10.
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The Eagles got their first score on the ground Ty Detmer drops back to pass
but he tucks it in and scores from four yards out to make it 7 to nothing.
The Redskins defense has had problems with the rush. with 13 minutes left
in the second quarter Ricky Watters dives over the top for the score to make it
14 to nothing.
Washington trailed 17 to 3 at the half then Gus Frerotte goes to the air and
hits Terry allen on the 5 yard touchdown pass to make the score 17 to 10
The Eagles added the icing to the
SUPER=30-Philadelphia/24/Washington/10/;cake with 13 minutes left in the game
Watters goes left and cuts back up the gut to score and Philadelphia beats
Washington 24 to 10.
Tampa Bays win steak ended in Green bay this afternoon.
Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes as the Packers beat the Bucaneers 21
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Tony Dungy and the Bucs put their 5 game win streak on the line.
Trailing 3 to nothing the Packers get on the board. Brett Favre goes up top
and hits Antonio Freeman on the 31 yard pass play to make it 7 to 3 Packers.
The Green Bay defense added to their lead in the second quarter Gabe
Wilkins intercepts this Trent Dilfer pass jumps over a tackler and scores from
78 yards out as the Packers took a 14 to 3 lead before the half.
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Bay/16/;when he hooks up with Freeman again this time from six yards out and
Green Bay goes to 4 and 2 with the 21 to 16 win.
The Giants upset the Cowboys Miami beats Kansas City and Jacksonville
bounces back with a win over Cincinnati.
Let's go to the boards and check the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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Virginia Tech's upset loss to Miami of Ohio yesterday dropped the Hokies in
the Associated Press top 25 college football poll.
Tech started the day ranked 14-th but they fall to the 23-rd spot in the
The Hokies will have to recover quickly from the loss because Boston
College comes to town next Saturday and the winner will claim the top spot in
the Big East.
Major League Baseball's divisional playoff's resume today as the American
league series continue.
Baltimore leads Seattle 2 to 1 and they're playing this afternoon. Right
now the game is in the 7-th inning with the Orioles leading 3 to 1.
In Cleveland the Indians lead their series with the Yankees 2 games to 1 the
Yankees winning game three last night.
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New York took an early 2 to nothing lead then in the fourth inning the
Yankees blew it open. Paul O'Neill comes up big with this grand slam home run
and the Yankees coast to the 6 to 1 win.
The Yankees will send Doc Gooden to the mound and Oral Hershiser will pitch
for the Indians. Game time is 7-thirty.
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