On Wall Street today investors watched the Dow fall more than 175 points in
early trading, but it's nothing compared to what some overseas markets.
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The Dow industrial average has now steadied and improved, and at the Noon
hour is down 157 points.
That's in stark contrast to what happened overnight in Europe and Asia.
European indexes dropped more
than four percent.
And Tokyo's Nikkei lost three percent.
The panic began in Hong Kong where stocks suffered their worst decline in a
decade, plunging ten percent.
Lisa Barron reports.
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First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is tackling the topic of improving child
care at a special White House conference today.
It involves child care experts and focus on the twin issues of cost and
quality of child care.
Mrs. Clinton calls day care a "silent crisis."
((WE'RE ADVOCATING THAT MORE PARENTS BANNING TOGETHER REALLY KNOW WHAT WE ARE
LOOKING FOR WITH GOOD CHILDCARE AND HELP TO MAKE THE KIND OF CHANGES IN THE
MARKETPLACE THAT WOULD CREATE A BETTER SUPPLY. ))
OUT Q=a better supply.
In opening statements at the conference President Clinton said good care is
all too rare, too expensive -- and often is poorly or dangerously run.
The President is promising a child care plan for his State of
the Union message in January.
Mass murder suspect Earl Bramblett gave some books about serial killers to a
brother of one of the murder victims in the weeks before the Hodges' murders.
In the course of talking about murder in general, Randy Hodges testified
this morning that he asked Bramblett if he could kill anyone.
According to Hodges, Bramblett said yes.
Hodges eventually agreed to wear a wire to record his conversations with
Randy Hodges testified that Bramblett told him he had spoken to an attorney
and that he wasn't going to cooperate with police.
Police investigating the 19-95 murder of a Hollins College student have
searched the home of the victim's brother.
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Twenty- year- old Anne Harper was found dead after an arson fire at her
family's Fairfax City home on Thanksgiving Day 19-95.
She had been stabbed once in the chest.
Earlier this month police searched the Harrisonburg home of her 20- year-
old brother Matthew, who is a sophomore at James Madison University
Court records say Matthew told someone that he got blood on himself and
disposed of a pair of shoes when he found his sister's body.
Union leaders are NOT happy with the way company leaders want to
reorganization Giles County's largest employer.
Celco officials say the union rejected a proposal that would automate some
jobs in the plant.
Plant officials insist the plan would have provided hourly workers with job
But union leaders reportedly feel the proposal violates their contract by
stripping away seniority rights.
As many as 500- hourly workers could be affected.
Celco makes material for cigarette filters and yarn for synthetic clothes.
And in Pulaski County more than 100 factory workers will be jobless as of
Dublin Garment Company is closing down in December.
The company, which has been around for more than 40-years, notified its 150
workers yesterday morning.
Company officials say the plant simply can't compete with cheaper labor in
IN Q=It really
((MARY FUNK/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:IT REALLY HURTS TO LOSE EVERYTHING AND
THESE EMPLOYEES DOWN HERE HAS WORKED SO HARD, FOR EVERYTHING.
BARBARA SPANGLER/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:SOME OF THESE WOMEN ARE CHILDREN OF
PEOPLE I WORK WITH, USED TO WORK WITH, YOU KNOW, THERE'S GENERATIONS HERE, TWO
SUPER=01-Mary Funk/Dublin Garment Employee; :00
SUPER=01-Barbara Spangler/Dublin Garment Employee; :07
OUT Q=two generations.
Barbara Spangler has been with the company for almost 30- years.
Dublin Garment makes health care uniforms.
The nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service appears headed for
Charles Rossotti (roh-ZAH'-tee) appeared before the Senate Finance Committee
this morning and endorses strong reforms at the tax agency.
Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee approved an I-R-S restructuring
Republicans are hoping to get the measure approved in the House and Senate
before Congress adjourns in November.
There's a new weapon in the air in the fight against land mines.
It's a mine seeking helicopter.
It was inaugurated today in Austria.
Land mines are usually located by using metal detectors, but this chopper
locates mines with infrared detectors.
Using metal detectors is expensive, dangerous and cannot be implemented
The satellite navigated helicopter system was designed by an Austrian
If you woke up and thought it was cold outside, it could be worse, A LOT
Some Pennsylvania residents are digging out from underneath three to six
inches of snow.
The white stuff was courtesy of nearby Lake Erie and occurs when cold air
blows over the warmer waters of the lake.
A traffic accident last night killed a Ferrum College student and injured
Brian Ruzzi was pronounced dead at the scene--the other was taken to the
Police say their vehicle crossed the center line of Route 6-19 in Franklin
County and collided with a tractor trailer.
Ferrum College representatives say both students are from Virginia Beach.
Republican Jim Gilmore seems to be pulling ahead in the governor's race.
A poll published in the Washington Post says Gilmore has 48 percent of the
votes and Democrat Don Beyer has 41 percent.
The poll has a three point margin of error.
**Note Anchor Tag**
And in the Attorney General's race,
Mark Earley has at least a 50-50 shot at becoming Virginia's second most
But many Virginians still don't know him.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Mark Earley
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Mark Earley tends to defy stereotypes.
A deeply religious Christian.
But also an aggressive lawyer.
Since he ran for state senate first in 1987, he's been its most successful
champion of conservative causes -- but he's respected by the capitol's liberal
A Virginia Republican whose father was a labor union member.
He still lives in the same neighborhood he grew up in, but he had to leave
Virginia to develop a desire to lead Virginia.
The epiphany came 20 years ago, doing ministry work in the Philippines.
((AND I REALLY CAME TO SEE THAT THE TREMENDOUS DEMOCRATIC LIBERTIES AND
OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE HERE IN AMERICA DON'T RISE LIKE THE SUN ON THE REST
OF THE WORLD EVERYDAY. AND I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT UNLESS EACH
GENERATION OF AMERICANS REALLY HAS A PASSIONATE RECOMMITMENT TO THE CORE
PRINCIPLES OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF OUR
CITIZENS, NOT JUST SOME, THAT WE WERE IN DANGER OF LOSING OUR GREATNESS IN THE
Earley's vision includes the Filipino-American community in Chesapeake.
((EVEN AS I WAS A KID GROWING UP, I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYBODY
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
((WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE '70S WHEN OUR HIGH SCHOOL WAS INTEGRATED, I
TRIED TO TAKE THE LEAD IN WELCOMING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS AND BEING
SURE THEY WERE MADE PART OF ALL OF OUR ORGANIZATIONS. THE BAND, THE PLAYS, THE
He calls his minority appeal the untold story of his campaign.
He counts NAACP state president Paul Gillis as a supporter.
Gillis, you may remember, labelled Earley ally George Allen a racist Howdy
Democrats label him a Pat Robertson clone -- and in fact the polarizing
televangelist is his biggest individual contributor.
((I SEE HIM ON OCCASION. PROBABLY NO MORE THAN ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR. BUT HE'S
IN MY SENATE DISTRICT, SO I MAY KNOW HIM BETTER THAN SOME OTHERS.))
But he blasts the campaign tactic.
((BASICALLY AN APPROACH TO POLITICS THAT'S REMINISCENT OF JOE MCCARTHEY IN THE
LATE 1950S -- WHERE YOU ATTEMPTED TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT SOMEONE BY LINKING
THEM TO SOMEBODY ELSE.))
The link he doesn't mind is to George Allen, with whom he shared credit for
ushering parental notification for minor abortions into law this year after an
18- year battle.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
We have Democrat Bill Dolan's profile coming up tonight at six and eleven.
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Democrat John Boitnott is having some trouble with his party.
Boitnott received the letter last Friday-- stating his membership to the
Democratic Party was cancelled, and he had ten days to respond.
IN Q=Kinda shocked
((JOHN BOITNOTT/TOWN ATTORNEY:KINDA SHOCKED KINDA AMAZED, SURE WAS))
SUPER=01-John Boitnott/Town Attorney;
OUT Q=sure was
Boitnott took the signs down and the local committee took that as a "sign"
that he did not support an opposing party candidate.
His membership is on hold until the committee meeting in December, when IT
decides what to do about the violation of Democratic bylaws.
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Roanoke greenway supporters are happy with City Council's approval of a bid
on the construction of a new 5-81 interchange at Valley View Mall.
The project will include the bike path and walkway that greenway planners
IN Q=They actually
((LIZ BELCHER/GREENWAY COORDINATOR: THEY ACTUALLY, IN DOING THIS, ARE SHOWING
THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTS GREENWAYS, THAT PEOPLE WILL BE
WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE MONEY FOR THE GREENWAYS, THAT THEY WILL HELP BUILD THEM
AND THAT THE COMMUNITY THROUGH WHICH IT RUNS WILL ALSO SUPPORT IT, SO WE ARE
SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Greenway Coordinator; :
OUT Q=we are thrilled.ANCHOR=Melanie
Planners hope the first part of the greenway will be in place when the new
pedestrian bridge is finished in the summer of 19-99.
ROLL Cold out of break
IN Q=more than
SUPER=01-Robyn Webb/Nutritionist; :30
OUT Q=today's forecast
(( More than 15 thousand people in the Roanoke Valley have diabetes.
For these people and anyone else trying to eat healthy, facing rich holiday
foods can be a challenge.
Robyn Webb joins us today to talk about her new cookbook, "Memorable Menus
As a nutritionist focusing on diabetes, how important is it that people with
the disease get on some kind of diet, eating foods like the ones in your
How are dietary needs for people with diabetes different from people without
Meat is NOT the main ingredient in most of your recipes. Why is that?))
TAPE tosses to Patrick
(Patrick reads stats)
It should be warmer for tonight's World Series game, but rain is forecasted.
It was 38 degrees last night, the coldest for a Series game since
temperature records started in 19-75.
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As in the previous three games the Indians scored first.
Manny Ramirez takes this pitch to the opposite field for a two run homer and
Cleveland led 2 to nothing.
Still in the first, Sandy Alomar hits a shot into left centerfield for a
double. Matt Williams rounds the bases from first beating the throw at home and
Cleveland led 3 to nothing.
Cleveland led 6 to nothing before SUPER=35-Cleveland/10/Florida/3/;the
Marlins got on the board. Jim Eisenreich hits a grounder past Matt Williams
scoring Darren Daulton to make it 6 to 1 and Cleveland wins it 10 to 3.
The Chicago Bulls will find out today at any time if Dennis Rodman will wear
a Bull uniform this season.
Less than 2 weeks ago, Rodman signed a deal with a base salary of 4-point 5
million with incentives that could push it past the 9-million dollar deal he
had in 1996.
But Rodman is concerned about incentive clauses based on victories since
Scottie Pippen will be out until January because of foot surgery.
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((DENNIS RODMAN: ))
SUPER=07-Dennis Rodman; :00
OUT Q=.....at that."
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The wife of New York Rangers star Wayne Gretzky is out of the hospital
following last night's bizarre accident at Madison Square Garden.
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Two players slammed into each other causing a plexiglass partition to come
It hit actress Janet Jones- Gretzky knocking her unconscious.
She was hospitalized overnight with a mild concussion and cut lip.
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports generic
Six names have been added to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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And among those six is former Winston Cup Driver Davey Allison. It's been 4
years since Allison died from injuries he received from a helicopter crash.
Allison won 19 races in less than 7 years and that ranks 25-th on the all time
Roger Penske and four time Indy 500 winner Al Unser are also in the group.
In the spirit of Halloween, some New Yorkers have found a new use for
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
They're racing across a lake in Central park and trying to stay aboard their
Participants in the first ever Pumpkin Regatta attached motors to four
hollowed out 800 pound pumpkins and into the water they went.
No word on the winner.