Will Doug Wilder endorse a candidate for Governor?
We'll hear what he's saying.
A bus carrying seniors crashes killing 43 people.
The latest from investigators on the plane crash that killed John Denver.
And a jet powered car breaks the sound barrier.
News 7 is next.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer are both fighting for the middle in Virginia's
But the man that's squarely there isn't giving up the space.
Former Governor Doug Wilder held his counsel tonight in his weekly radio
show -- but NOT his tongue.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :15
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( A calller named Reggie summed it up.
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((two white guys ))
But it's clear that NEITHER of these white guys is talking exactly the talk
the nation's first elected black governor wants to hear yet.
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(( crumbling schools ))
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And both could have learned something from the master.
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So will Wilder finally come back to the Democratic fold -- and they hope
bring his flock?]
One still can't tell.
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((stop voting party ))
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(( i hope i dont' let anybody down. ))
eq, news 7 Richmond.))
A senior citizens outing turned tragic when a tour bus plunged down a
43 of the 48 people aboard are dead.
The bus was carrying tourists in Quebec- when it apparently swerved off a
bridge and landed on its side.
Rescuers managed to reach five survivors inside the mangled wreckage.
They are all in critical condition.
Police say there were no skid marks on the road- suggesting faulty brakes may
be to blame.
The bus was carrying the seniors to a vacation island known for its fall
The accident falls on a national holiday -Canadian Thanksgiving.
Investigators say the small experimental plane John Denver was flying did
have a good safety record.
But they still have no idea what caused the crash that killed Denver.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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SUPER=01-Carolyn Pearl/Witness; 24
SUPER=01-George Petterson/Nat'l. Transportation Safety Bd.; 50-53!
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SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:30
OUT Q=Pacific Grove, California."
(That voice --- of singer-songwriter John Denver was silenced yesterday when
the experimental plane he was flying alone-- crashed off the shore of
California's Monterey Bay.
The sheriff's department says Denver was flying about 100-yards away from the
coastline when something appeared to go wrong.
CAROLYN PEARL, WITNESS:
WE WERE JUST WATCHING IT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS A POP AND A POPPING
SOUND AND IT KIND OF WENT UP A LITTLE BIT AND ABSOLUTELY STRAIGHT DOWN -- NOT
SPIRALLING-- JUST ABSOLUTELY STRAIGHT DOWN --THEN IT DISAPPEARED BEHIND THE
Just this Saturday, Denver had his new plane painted in nearby Santa Maria.
These pictures were snapped by an employee of the paint shop. federal crash
experts are sifting through the wreckage of the experimental aircraft-- that
shattered upon hitting the water from 500-feet.
GEORGE PETTERSON/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD:
THE PLANE HAD A GOOD SAFETY RECORD.
The singer-- born Henry John Deutschendorf jJnior--changed his real name to
match his favorite Colorado city and embarked on his solo career in 1969.
His easy-going manner was welcomed around the globe and on the silver screen.
THE MOVIE-CAREER WAS SHORT-LIVED BUT THE MUSIC WASN'T. JOHN DENVER WAS ALWAYS
ABOUT MUSIC SAYING... ONCE IT IS THE SINGLE THING THAT BRINGS PEOPLE
JONATHAN FREED, CBS NEWS, PACIFIC GROVE CALIFORNIA.))
The Commonwealth versus Earl Conrad Bramblett gets underway tomorrow.
The evidence in the capital murder trial is as diverse as it is complex.
It promises to be the most bizarre and maybe the longest murder case ever
tried in Roanoke County.
Three years ago, Teresa Hodges was found strangled; the other three family
members shot in the head, and the house set on fire.
Bramblett became friendly with the hodges.
He practically LIVED at their home.
At one point Bramblett told police he was the last person to see Blaine,
Teresa and the girls alive.
More recently he said he was being framed by police.
It's all circumstantial evidence, but there's a lot of it.
The attorneys will begin to pick a jury in the afternoon.
Some Lynchburg parents tonight got their first look at a proposal to extend
the academic year in some elementary schools.
The first of a dozen informational sessions on the plan was held at Sandusky
One option would be to discard the traditional summer vacation and have
children attend school in nine- week blocks, with three weeks off in between.
Students who are falling behind could use those three weeks to catch up with
IN Q=The bottom line
((DR. ROGER JONES/L'BURG CITY SCHOOLS: THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US IS REGARDLESS OF
THE PHILOSOPHY THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING ARE THERE, THE STANDARDS OF
ACCREDITING SCHOOLS ARE THERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SCHOOLS THAT WITHIN JUST
ABOUT TWO YEARS, WILL BE ACCREDITED OR PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED OR ACCREDITED
WITH WARNING BASED ON HOW STUDENTS DO ON STATE ASSESSMENTS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Jones/Lynchburg City Schools; :00
OUT Q=on state assessments.
Jones says nothing has been finalized--
A decision on whether to extend the school year will be based heavily on the
results of a parent- teacher survey.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
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If someone you love is pregnant, this might be your idea of a fairy
godmother... the story next on NEWS-7 at 11.
And in hopes of preventing accidents on campus--
Pedestrians at Virginia Tech are signing pledges to look both ways before
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Supporters of off-track betting in Southwestern Virginia are hoping for high
voter turnout to make it to the winner's circle.
Next month, voters in Roanoke and Martinsville will decide whether they want
an off track betting parlor like this one in Richmond.
The president of the new Colonial Downs race track was in Roanoke trying to
improve the odds.
IN Q=the gubernatorial
((O.J. PETERSON/COLONIAL DOWNS PRESIDENT; THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION NORMALLY
IS A HIGH TURNOUT ELECTION IN VIRGINIA, THIS ONE SEEMS TO BE SORT OF A DEAD
HEAT, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO BE A HIGH TURNOUT OR NOT, BUT WE THINK
WE'LL FARE WELL EITHER WAY, BUT WE'LL FARE BETTER WITH A HIGH TURNOUT THAN WITH
A LOW TURNOUT.))
SUPER=01-O. J. Peterson/Colonial Downs President;
OUT Q=a low turnout
Supporters say an off track betting parlor would bring 150 jobs, and millions
of dollars in revenue.
So far there hasn't been any organized opposition in the Roanoke area.
Maternity patients at Roanoke's Community Hospital will soon have access to
It's an ancient Greek word-- referring to a woman experienced in childbirth,
offering support throughout the labor process.
Carilion Health System is now getting in on the act-- providing classes and
certification for Doulas, and matching them with expectant mothers.
Doulas don't provide medical care. They help a woman relax and
concentrate on the task at hand.
IN Q=She can
((SHARON PARKER/DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES: SHE CAN EXPECT THE DOULA
TO PROVIDE CONTINUOUS BEDSIDE CARE FOR HER, TO LISTEN TO HER, TO PROVIDE
COMFORT TECHNIQUES, TO HELP CLARIFY SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT'S GIVEN TO HER
FROM A CAREGIVER. ))
SUPER=01-Sharon Parker/Women's Health Services Dir.; :
OUT Q=a caregiver.
Studies find when doulas attend births-- labors are shorter, with fewer
The program is expected at Roanoke's Community Hospital by January.
At least 30 students have been hit by cars this year while walking and riding
bikes around the Virginia Tech campus...
The statistic is causing concern that students are treading on dangerous
Booths were set up at locations on campus.
Students signed a pledge-- promising to follow safety rules including
walking in designated cross walks.
Organizers say when pledge cards are signed, there's an obligation to keep
Some Tech students say they've had too many close calls-- with moving
IN Q=Cars usually
((SHANNON STANLEY/JUNIOR:CARS USUALLY DON'T STOP VERY OFTEN. I MEAN SOME OF
THEM DO BUT SOME OF THEM JUST RUN RIGHT THROUGH AND IT'S JUST HARD TO TELL IF
THEY'RE GOING TO STOP FOR YOU OR NOT.))
SUPER=01-Shannon Stanley/Virginia Tech Junior;
OUT Q=or not
Sponsors printed 20-thousand pledge cards.
They hope more than half of them are signed.
This is the time of year for many Jewish holidays.
And this week Jews throughout the world prepare for the harvest festival
Tina Tenret checked in with a Jewish community in Danville taking part.
IN Q=Children at Temple Beth Sholom
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SUPER=07-Dawne Howard; 1:12
SUPER=07-Sam Fraifeld; 1:28
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
((Children at Temple Beth Sholom are decorating a sukkah (suh-cah)-- a
temporary shelter, adorned with vegetables and fruit.
Many families will eat in the sukkah, outside under the stars to commemorate
the Jewish trek through the wilderness.
The small number of Jewish families in Danville have seen signs of
IN Q=There are times
((JO ANN HOWARD: THERE ARE TIMES PEOPLE SAY UNKIND THINGS AND OFTEN TIMES,
PEOPLE MIGHT LEAVE A NOTE HERE AT THE TEMPLE THAT IS UNKIND. BUT IN ANY AREA,
THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE PREJUDICE AGAINST SOMETHING. IT REALLY
ISN'T AS BAD HERE IN DANVILLE AS IT COULD BE.))
OUT Q=as it could be
The High Holy Days are now over.
The temple's sanctuary is white -- for purity.
Solemn prayer marked Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Followed by Yom Kippur, a day of fasting for one's sins.
One year, when Rosh Hashanah conflicted with the first day of public school,
the school board would not change the date, so Jewish students missed the first
day of classes.
IN Q=Some children say
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SOME CHILDREN SAY EVEN THEIR TEACHERS DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE
JEWISH HOLIDAYS. THE RABBI SUGGESTS PUTTING A MENORAH IN THE CLASSROOM --
ALONGSIDE THE CHRISTMAS TREE -- SO JEWISH STUDENTS FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG.))
OUT Q=feel like they belong
IN Q=I used to go to
((DAWNE HOWARD/JEWISH STUDENT: I USED TO GO TO CHURCH WITH MY FRIENDS SOMETIMES
AND THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANT TO BE JEWISH. THEY WERE CONVINCED
THAT THEY'D CONVERT ME TO CHRISTIANITY WHICH THEY NEVER DID.))
OUT Q=they never did
Six-year-old Sam Fraifeld explains the sabbath to his classmates.
IN Q=It's a Jewish holiday
((SAM FRAIFELD/JEWISH STUDENT: IT'S A JEWISH HOLIDAY AND IT COMES EVERY FRIDAY
AND IT'S A DAY OF REST.))
OUT Q=it's a day of rest
Jews in Southside Virginia say they form a close-knit family. With about 50
Jewish families, they hope their neighbors of other religions will make them
feel at home.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))
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The Harp Ensemble returns from a trip to a Sister City-- and you'll never
guess what they missed.
But first on NEWS-7 11...
Not everyone was celebrating the holiday marking the discovery of America.
A Columbus statue was vandalized in Pennslyvania.
IN Q=I DON'T
((I DON'T CARE IF THE PERSON IS 12, 13 OR 14, THEY DID THIS ACT. I WANT THE
NAME AND I WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THERE'S A PUNISHMENT FOR THIS TYPE OF
OUT Q=of action.
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On this day to remember Christopher Columbus-
vandals strike a Columbus statue in Pittsburgh.
The 50- foot statue was hit with Christmas ornaments filled with red paint-
the words "stolen land" and "murderer" were scrawled across the front.
((BOB O'CONNOR/PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL SOMEBODY PUT A LOT OF THINKING INTO
THIS. THEY ACTUALLY HAD CHRISTMAS BULBS FILLED WITH RED PAINT AND SPRAY PAINT
SO IT'S JUST NOT THE SOMEONE WHO WALKED BY DECIDED TO DO DAMAGE THIS WAS WELL
SUPER=01-Bob O'Connor/Pittsburgh City Council;
OUT Q=THIS WAS WELL PLANNED."
An Italian American organization- the Sons of Columbus is offering a reward
in the case.
After ten days in Korea--
A group of Roanoke County students arrived home today.
The young harpists were PLUCKED out of school for a ten day trip overseas.
While in Korea, the students and their parents played in schools and churches
all over the country.
IN Q=the kids were
((DEBORAH HAYNES/PARENT: THE KIDS WERE TREATED LIKE-- WE DESCRIBE IT AS
The American students were surprised to learn that Korean schoolchildren go
to school for 12 hours every day.
One Virginia student says a week and a half away from home was enough for
IN Q=VISIT BURGER KING!
((What is the first thing you are going to do now that you are back in
Virginia? TARAH HAYNES/HARPIST: VISIT BURGER KING! Why's that is the food a
little different. I LIKE IT, BUT I WAS KIND OF CRAVING A HAMBURGER. ))
SUPER=01-Tarah Haynes/Harpist; :04
OUT Q=CRAVING A HAMBURGER
The Harp Ensemble set up three new "sister-school" programs for Roanoke
County while it was overseas.
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The New AP high school football polls are out tonight, George Washington high
school is in danger of forfeiting three wins, Steve Mason checks in from
Charlottesville where the Cavs have now won two in row.
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But first a fast "Extra Point."
This afternoon in the Nevada desert Andy Green, a British driver became the
first man ever to break the sound barrier on land.
Green roared across the Black Rock desert at 764.168 mph.
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The Baltimore Orioles were on the verge of elimination tonight as they
battled Cleveland in game five of American League championship series.
Davey Johnson's Birds were down 3 games to one coming into tonight.
But Gerronimo Berroa would stake them to a 2-to-nothing lead in the third on
this single to right center field.
Chris Hoiles and Brady Anderson score.
And that's all the O's would need as they win it 4-to-2.
Tribe now leads the series 3 games to 2.
The Braves will try to stay alive in the NL series tomorrow night in Atlanta
in game six.
The new Associated Press Top 10 high school football polls are out tonight.
This week 11 different teams from the Friday Football Extra coverage area are
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
(( The Fleming Colonels had last week off, and they remain number two in the
This week the Colonels host Pulaski which moves into the poll in the 10
spot tied with Patrick Henry.
Jefferson Forest moves into the 10 spot in the Group Two-A poll this week.
The Cavs play Brookville this Friday. The Bees & Cavs along with Carroll,
Alleghany, Heritage and Tunstall give this side of the state six spots in the
Radford held Giles' legendary single wing to just 34 yards last Friday
The Bobcats remain tenth in the Single A ranking this week, with Rural
Retreat 7th again.))
One of the perennial Triple-A powers, George Washington high school out of
Danville will find out tomorrow if it must forfeit three of its wins from this
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
School administrators say the problem is not grade related, but rather one
Sources tell News 7 Sports that a transfer student from Pittsylvania County
failed to establish his home in the city of Danville. That's OK as long as he
pays an out of system tuition, which he did not.
The player was held out of this past Friday's win over Albemarle.
If the ruling goes against GW, the Eagles will have to forfeit three wins.
The Pittsburgh Steelers got their fourth win of the year last night as they
beat the Colts 24 to 22.
Today the team got some good injury news concerning Kordell Stewart.
Stewart suffered a mild concussion last night after taking this not so mild
hit from Colts linebacker Quinton Coryatt.
Stewart was dazed and didn't play the second half. He should be ready for
this coming weekend's game with the Bengals.
He'll be re-examined later in the week.
The New Orleans Saints have had enough of Heath Shuler,at least for the time
Head coach Mike DItka announced tonight that rookie Danny Wuerffel will get
his first start against the Panthers.
And the St. Louis Rams released rookie punter Will Brice tonight.
Brice was an all-ACC performer at UVa.
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Speaking of UVa, the Cavs have new life after back to back ACC wins.
When we come back Steve Mason will talk to the Hoos about this coming
weekend's war with the Duke Blue Devils at Scott Stadium.
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Two weeks ago many thought the Virginia Cavaliers were washed up and Aaron
Brooks was being called the worst quarterback in UVa history.
But now two weeks, two wins, and no turnovers later - opinions are changing
Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
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The Washington & Lee Generals got their first win of the year this past
Saturday as they beat Davidson during Homecoming.
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And today their sophomore quarterback Christian Batcheller got a big award
from the ODAC.
The former Patrick County star from Stuart, has been named the conference's
offensive player of the week.
Batcheller completed 18 of 28 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns in the
32-to-22 win on Homecoming.
He's averaging over 200 yards passing a game.
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What city has a population of more than a million... and most of them live
less than a year?
Welcome to Bee City.
Take a right turn on Pollen Drive, pass the fire department and the Bee City
Town Hall, swing a left on Queen Street... it's the only city in Hive County.
The Bierings built Bee City to educate the public on the decline of the
honey bee population.
IN Q=80 PERCENT
((ARCHIE BIERING/BEE CITY CREATOR: 80% OF ALL POLLINATION IS DONE BY HONEY
BEES...10% BY BUMBLE BEES.
IF YOU COULD DO AWAY WITH ALL THE HONEY BEES IN THE WORLD TODAY,
AUTOMATICALY NEXT YEAR WOULD GET 40% LESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. ))
OUT Q=FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Biering says honey bees don't want to sting you-- and that they won't uless
they get tangled up in your hair or clothing.
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