Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
The Cassini space probe is just a few hours away from liftoff.
Attorney General Janet Reno says the President is NOT in the clear yet.
And a parenting network is helping stay-at-home moms deal with a difficult
News 7 at 11 is next.
In just a few hours the Cassini space probe and its radioactive fuel will
blast into space.
Dave Fehling has more on the mission and the controversy.
IN Q=Last minute protests
SUPER=01-Michio Kaku/Theoretical Physicist; :25
SUPER=01-Ellis Mincer/Mission Science Manager; :51
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:23
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Janet Reno says she may want to interview the President about democratic
fundraising, saying reports that Clinton is in the clear are "exactly wrong."
On Meet The Press today she took aim at critics who say she looks foolish
for not appointing a special prosecutor.
IN Q=what people say
((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL; WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME, WHAT PEOPLE THREATEN,
JUST ISN'T WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IN THIS INVESTIGATION, THIS INVESTIGATION SHOULD
BE CONDUCTED, NOT IN HEADLINES, NOT IN THE PUBLIC'S VIEW, BUT IN AN ORDERLY
WAY, WITH THAT GRAND JURY, TO SEE THAT JUSTICE IS DONE ))
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
OUT Q=is done
Reno says the federal fundraising probe is one of the most complex criminal
investigations in history.
President Clinton's lawyer tried to chip away some of Paula Jones's
Jones says she can prove Clinton exposed himself to her, because she saw
distinctive anatomical features.
As the President toured South America today, his lawyer announced the results
of Mr. Clinton's latest physical exam.
IN Q=there are no
((ROBERT BENNETT/PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY; THERE ARE NO BLEMISHES, THERE ARE NO
MOLES, THERE ARE NO GROWTHS. I TRUST NOW WE CAN PUT THIS BEHIND US. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Clinton's Attorney;
OUT Q=behind us
Bennett said it was awful to even have to discuss the topic, but the lawsuit
left them no choice.
Officials lifted a plane from a river near Knoxville, Tennessee where it
crashed, killing three people.
The single engine plane went down near the South Knoxville Bridge.
It crashed shortly after taking off from the Downtown Island Home Airport..
a small facility used by private planes.
The pilot, 55 year old Robert Garrett, his wife, Sandra
Garrett, and their 16 year old son, Bobby Ridell Garrett all died.
The family apparent often used the airport when attending the University of
Tennessee football games at nearby Neyland Stadium.
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Still ahead, women who gave up their careers to become stay-at-home moms -
are finding support in their numbers.
And, we'll learn about one man's efforts to help victims of drunk driving.
That's coming up when News 7 continues.
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One person every day goes to a Roanoke hospital as a result of alcohol
related car accidents.
So a local man wants to start a non-profit group to help those who can't
Michael Hicks was hit by a drunk driver in 1980 while he was walking down a
road in Ohio.
His body was crushed from the waist down.
In '95 he lost his right leg due to complications from the accident.
Last year, after 52 operations, he lost his left leg.
Now he speaks to students or any group that will listen.
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((MICHAEL HICKS/VICTIMS HELPING VICTIMS: IT'S NOT WORTH THE CONSEQUENCES OF
DRINKING AND DRIVING. I WASN'T DRIVING AND I WASN'T DRINKING BUT I BECAME A
VICTIM SO WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO IS PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY ELSE
BY TALKING TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Michael Hicks/Victims Helping Victims;
OUT Q=TALKING TO THEM.
Hicks' wife makes these crafts and proceeds from the sales will help them
start a non-profit group called Victims Helping Victims.
Hicks says he's also going to work with his government representatives to
develop legislation to help victims of drunk drivers.
Giving up a career to care for an infant for some means making a difficult
Being at home can be a lonely experience.
Stacey Martin has the story of one moms's efforts to build a network of
support in this week's edition of Parenting.
IN Q=Being a stay-
SUPER=01-Julia Jessee/M.O.M.S President; :00
SUPER=01-Shannon Hepner/M.O.M.S Member; :52
OUT Q=Sm, News 7, Lexington.
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IN Q=Being a stay-
((JULIA JESSEE/M.O.M.S PRESIDENT:
BEING A STAY-AT-HOME MOTHER IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT JOBS THAT A
PERSON COULD DO AND YOU NEED THAT SUPPORT AND YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE
OTHER PEOPLE THERE SO YOU'RE NOT FEELING LIKE YOU'RE THE ONLY OTHER PERSON
OUT Q=other person there.
She made the choice when her daughter Emily was born to stay at home.
But, the decision brought with it some unexpected changes, a feeling of
isolation and a loss of identity.
So, nine months ago, Jessee started a local chapter of the MOMS or the
Mothers' Support Group of Lexington.
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IN Q=I was very
((JULIA JESSEE/M.O.M.S: I WAS VERY LONELY WHEN WE MOVED HERE AND I WANTED TO
MEET MORE PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=meet more people.
The moms take early morning trips to the park for their kids and late nights
out on the town for themselves.
They also swap stories and ideas about breast-feeding, potty-training and
the challenges of parenting.
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IN Q=Last year when
((SHANNON HEPNER/M.O.M.S MEMBER: LAST YEAR WHEN MY BABY WAS BORN MY MIDDLE
DAUGHTER WAS JUST STARTING THE TERRIBLE TWOS AND IT HELPED TO BE ABLE TO TALK
TO OTHER PEOPLE AND ASK WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THEY THROW A TEMPER TANTRUM IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE SUPERMARKET.))
OUT Q=of the supermarket.
Many of the mothers had jobs before they had their children but admit
parenting is tougher.
Belonging to the group hasn't lessened the strain but is has provided a
network of friends that can be counted on for encouragment, helpful hints and
Stacey Martin, News 7, Lexington.))
John Pagan has been looking toward the future ever since his appointment
July first as the dean of law at the University of Richmond.
This week, the former Arkansas state senator was in Roanoke addressing
alumni and outlining his vision.
Pagan says the university is committed to preparing law graduates for the
21st century, by stressing an international focus in the curriculum.
IN Q=Two thousand
((JOHN PAGAN: TWO-THOUSAND VIRGINIA COMPANIES ARE ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS AND I THINK ITS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT THAT VIRGINIA LAWYERS KNOW NOT
ONLY THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD'S OTHER GREAT
LEGAL SYSTEMS. AND SO WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO PREPARE PEOPLE TO OPERATE IN A
SUPER=07-John Pagan: ;
OUT Q=a global environment.
The Law school is also hoping to hit the big time-- Pagan wants to crack the
top 50 among the nation's law schools in just a few years.
IN Q=Its an ambitious
((JOHN PAGAN: ITS AN AMBITIOUS AGENDA THAT WE'VE SET OUT, BUT WE HAVE A LOT TO
WORK WITH. TALENTED FACULTY AND STUDENT BODY, A UNIVERSITY WITH RESOURCES AND
AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION IN OUR AREA.))
OUT Q=in our area.
And Pagan says there's no better place to gain global experience than at the
state's financial, commercial and legal center-- Richmond.
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When News 7 at Eleven continues, we'll see how Lynchburg's Italian Festival
fared in its riverside location.
And, Bruce Hornsby gives us a glimpse into "the way it is" for him as a
We'll have that story in a moment along with Roy Stanley's sports and Andrew
Frieden's extended weather forecast.
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Bruce Hornsby's performance at the Salem Civic Center last week marked his
first performance in the region in nine years.
But, as Joe Dashiell reports, the artist is no stranger to western Virginia
and its musical traditions.
IN Q=Bruce Hornsby may be best known
SUPER=07-Bruce Hornsby; :26
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Bruce Hornsby may be best known for the jazz- flavored pop songs that
brought him to prominence in the mid- 80s.
But his musical interests aren' t confined to one rack at the record store.
IN Q=We're playing
((BRUCE HORNSBY: WE'RE PLAYING A BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL NEXT WEEK. WE PLAYED THE
PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL AND THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL THIS PAST YEAR. RUNNING THE
GAMUT, YOU KNOW. TUPAC SHAKUR WE JUST FOUND OUT RECORDED THE WAY IT IS, AND I'M
MAKING A RECORD WITH RANDY SCRUGGS IN NASHVILLE SO FROM COUNTRY TO RAP, AND
FROM THE ORCHESTRAL THING, FROM BLUEGRASS TO JAZZ MUSIC IT'S WHAT I LIKE TO
DO... RUN THE GAMUT.))
OUT Q=run the gamut.
In fact, Hornsby won one of his three grammys for a bluegrass version of
and a longtime interest in folk music and Bluegrass has carried him to the
Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax for two years running.
IN Q=I'd never gone
((BRUCE HORNSBY: I'D NEVER GONE TO THE OLD TIME FIDDLERS CONVENTION UNTIL LAST
YEAR. I WENT WITH MY WIFE AND MY BOYS. NOT SURE MY WIFE HAD A GREAT TIME, BUT
MY BOYS AND I DID AND MY BOYS WANTED TO GO BACK AGAIN. THEY WERE FOUR LAST YEAR
AND THEY'RE FIVE THIS YEAR. SO SINCE THEY WANTED ME TO TAKE THEM BACK, I TOOK
OUT Q=I took them back.
Hornsby will be mining those musical traditions again next week, when he
and his band travel to the Black Mountain Music Festival near Asheville, North
Joe Dashiell News 7.))
The weather didn't impact the Italian Festival, but the high cost of tickets
As Denise Allen reports the poor turnout means some vendors aren't getting
IN Q=The Italian Festival
SUPER=03-Forest/September 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Festival Organizer; :18
SUPER=01-Phyllis Wilson/Wilson Septic Inc.; :27
OUT Q=News 7 Lynchburg
((The Italian Festival didn't have to battle a hurricane this year.
Fran devastated the event last September and put organizers 170-thousand
dollars in debt.
The four day festival needed a big turnout at its new location by the James
River to recoup last year's losses and apparently that didn't happen.
IN Q=THE ATTENDANCE HERE
((MIKE BUSCEMI/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: THE ATTENDANCE HERE ISN'T WHAT WE EXPECTED
AND WE'RE NOT SURE 'TIL THE END OF THE FESTIVAL WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO
DO IN RELATION TO REPAYMENT-WISE.))
OUT Q=TO REPAYMENT WISE
IN Q=HE SIGNED THE
((PHYLLIS WILSON/WILSON SEPTIC INC: HE SIGNED THE AGREEMENT HE WOULD PAY
25-PERCENT PER NIGHT OF WHAT HE OWED LAST YEAR AS WELL AS WHAT HE OWED THIS
YEAR AND HE DEFAULTED.))
OUT Q=AND HE DEFAULTED
Wilson returned to the festival despite not being fully compensated for last
But says when the money she expected this time didn't materialize she pulled
her potties from the park.
Buscemi says another company is filling the need.
IN Q=I DON'T KNOW WHY
((I DON'T KNOW WHY HE COULDN'T HAVE WRITTEN A CHECK TO WILSON SEPTIC. WE WERE
HERE LAST YEAR WHEN THE GOING WAS ROUGH. WE'VE BEEN HERE THIS YEAR AND STOOD
BEHIND THEM SO WHAT'S GOING ON HERE.))
OUT Q=GOING ON HERE
Buscemi says no other vendor is pulling out.
But some visitors and vendors say organizers may have priced themselves out
Tickets were 12-dollars at the gate and that did not include food or rides.
IN Q=WE LOOKED AT
((BUSCEMI: WE LOOKED AT THE TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT WE BROUGHT IN AND OUR TICKET
PRICES ARE ABOUT 50-PERCENT OF WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE RECEIVED HAD YOU SEEN THE
EXACT ENTERTAINMENT IN AN AUDITORIUM.))
OUT Q=IN AN AUDITORIUM
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MIKE BUSCEMI SAYS HE WANTS TO GIVE THE FESTIVAL ANOTHER
HE SAYS WHAT MAY HAPPEN IS THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL MAY BE TURNED INTO A 'FOR
A FINAL DECISION WILL COME AFTER THE GATE RECEIPTS ARE TOTALED.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 LYNCHBURG.))
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The Carolina Panthers started Steve Beurlein instead of Kerry Collins and
the Panthers self destructed again losing 21 to 14 to Minnesota.
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The Vikings got on the board in the second quarter Brad Johnson tosses this
six yard T-D pass to Cris Carter to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
The Panthers rallied Buerlein goes to the air and hits Wesley Walls over
the middle from 16 yards out and the game was tied 7 to 7.
Then in the fourth quarter Johnson's SUPER=30-Minnesota/21/Carolina/14/;
pass is batted back into his hands he tucks it in and scores from the four yard
line and the Vikings beat the panthers 21 to 14.
Jacksonville improved its record to 5 and 1 with a 38 to 21 win over the
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
It was the James Stewart show as the Jaguars took the early lead. On the
first series of the game Stewart takes the handoff and scores from 7 yards out
to make it 7 to nothing.
Moments later the Jaguars struck again this time Stewart takes it into the
house from 8 yards out and Jacksonville jumped out to a 14 to nothing lead.
Still in the first quarter the SUPER=30-Jacksonville/38/Philadelphia/21/;
Jaguars call Stewart's number again he will score over the right side from the
one and Jacksonville wins it 38 to 21.
Dan Marino is back today he passed for 372 yards and two touchdowns to lead
Miami over the New York Jets 31 to 20.
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A beautiful day for a game at the Meadowlands.
The Jets led 7 to nothing on a short run then Marino puts it up in the air
connecting with a wide open Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the 36 yard touchdown to tie
it at 7 to 7.
But New York took the lead in the second quarter when quarterback Neil
O'Donnell hits Keyshawn Johnson on the 7 yard touchdown strike to make it 14 to
Marino comes back in the second SUPER=30-Miami/31/N.Y. Jets/20/;quarter
with this 22 yard T-D pass to Lamar Thomas and the Dolphins get the 31 to 20
win over the Jets.
The first time Detroit played Tampa Bay the Bucs held Barry Sanders to 20
SUPER=03-Tampa Bay, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
But today in Florida, Sanders rushed for 215 yards scoring three touchdowns
two came from better than 80 yards as the Lions beat the Bucaneers this
And now here's the rest of the N-F-L scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/24//Chicago/23///j/Miami/31//N.Y. Jets/20///;
SUPER=0100-j/N.Y. Giants/27//Arizona/13////St. Louis/10/j/San Francisco/30///;
OUT Q=....last score."
Virginia Tech improved its record in the Big East to 4 and 0 with
yesterday's 17 to 7 win over Boston College.
The Hokies have a week off before making a trip to Morgantown to take on
the Mountaineers of West Virginia.
Tech will enter the game ranked 22-nd while West Virginia is 23-rd in the
A-P college football poll.
L-S-U upset Florida yesterday dropping the Gators to seventh. While Penn
State moves to the top spot.
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Still to come, Terry Labonte takes a ride to Victory Lane at Talladega. The
Roanoke Express was on the ice at the Roundhouse for an exhibition game against
Hampton Roads David Duvall gets his first win on the P-G-A tour this afternoon
And Florida pitcher Livan Hernandez
sets a National League Championship Series record by striking out 15 in the
Marlins win over the Braves.
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The Roanoke Express was back in the Roundhouse last night hosting the
Hampton Roads Admirals in an E-C-H-L exhibition game.
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Gagnon and Chris were all the Express needed in the match up with Hampton.
Chris Lipsett started it off with a goal in the first period and the
Express quickly jumped out to the one to nothing lead.
Then Gagnon came through in the net. On this play he makes a super stop
with the glove holding the Admirals scoreless in the first period.
Then Chris Cantu would score his first of two goals in the first period as
he slips the puck in the net to make it 2 to nothing Express.
Another Chris scored in the second SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Hampton/0/;period.
Chris Fess with the shot that gets into the net to make it 4 to nothing and
the Express wins it 5 to 0.
Terry Labonte picked up his first win of the Winston Cup Season taking the
checkered flag in the Diehard 500 at Talladega.
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The speed was fast around the super-speedway at Talladega Dale Earnhardt
looking for his first win was fourth 18 laps into the race.
Mark Martin started 31-st but about 25 laps into the race he was running in
the 19-th spot.
Then on Lap 53 a couple of cars get together coming out of turn two Billy
Standridge slides down the track bringing out the first caution of the day.
After several different lead changes Dale Jarrett worked his way to the
front and he was the leader on lap 82.
Then a major crash on lap 140 Jeff Gordon cuts a tire coming out of turn 2
down the straight away and the group of cars begin sliding all over the track
several cars were involved including Martin, Jarrett and Earnhardt to name a
few bringing out the caution and sending cars to the garage area.
IN Q=First audio
((JEFF GORDON/24 CHEVROLET: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/24 Chevrolet; :
OUT Q=........left rear."
Martin and Gordon both returned to the race trying to finish for the points.
But Terry Labonte blew past Ken Schrader with a lap and a half to go and he
would hold off his brother Bobby to win the DieHard 500.
IN Q=First audio
((TERRY LABONTE/DIEHARD 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Diehard 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=........run for us."
John Andretti was third, Schrader fourth and Ernie Irvan fifth.
Livan Hernandez started the game in place of injured Kevin Brown and the
Marlin pitcher struck out 15 a championship series record as Florida beat
Atlanta 2 to 1.
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An aerial view of Pro Player Stadium in Miami.
The Marlins took the lead in the first. Bobby Bonilla hits a line drive to
center field scoring a run and Florida was on top by a score of 1 to nothing.
But the Braves would get back in the game in the top of the second Michael
Tucker sends this pitch over the centerfield wall for a solo homer and the game
was tied at 1 to 1.
It remained that way until the SUPER=35-Florida/2/Atlanta/1/;bottom of
the seventh Jeff Conine sends a line drive up the middle scoring Bonilla and
the Marlins hold on to win it 2 to 1.
It was back to work for the Orioles and Indians at Jacobs field in Cleveland
last night. And the Ball was flying out of the park like Geese heading south
for the winter.
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Baltimore took a 1 to nothing lead but in the bottom of the second Sandy
Alomar gets his bat on this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a 2
run homer and a 2 to 1 Indian lead.
But the Orioles came right back in the top of the third. First Brady
Anderson smokes this pitch over the right field wall and the game was tied at 2
Baltimore would hit 2 more in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/7/Cleveland/8/;
inning Harold Baines sending this pitch on a rope over the right field wall to
make it 4 to 2 Orioles but Cleveland comes from behind in the ninth to win 8 to
Terry Labonte wins at Talladega. More later on Mornin'.
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David Duval scores his first win on the P-G-A tour yesterday afternoon at
the Michelob Championship in Williamsburg.
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Duvall was part of a three way playoff with Grant Waite and Duffy Waldorf.
And he made a ten foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the
All three golfers finished at 13 under. Before the win Duval had seven
second place finishes.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
There are a few new traffic tie-ups on the roads and construction you'll
want to avoid.
That's in this week's edition of Road Report.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :10
OUT Q=work week commute.
((V-DOT says repairs to fix the bridge over 581 on Wood Haven Road will mean
some lanes will be closed along the Interstate so stay alert if you're
travelling along that area this week.
Continuing construction also in Roanoke County along Route 220 traffic will
be squeezed down to one lane.
VDOT will begin work to repair the northbound bridge over the Norfolk
Southern Railroad tracks near the Franklin County line.
Drivers should expect some delays.
Elsewhere in the region,
in Franklin County VDOT says a part of Route 649 will be shut down until the
middle of November for construction.
Also, in Giles County work to clean-up the debris left by a landslide
continues along Route 724 continues.
Have a good Columbus Day holiday tomorrow and a good work week commute!))
VDOT now says the work may take another two months.