Up next on news 7 at 11...
The snow piles up from the first blizzard of the winter.
The million woman march braves the rain to fill the streets of Philadelphia.
And disc golf is sailing into the Hill city.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Up to three feet of snow has just about shut down the western Plains states.
And Colorado is in a state of emergency.
Reporter Suzanne McCarroll has more from Denver.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
SUPER=01-Donna Baderwith/University Hospital; :33
SUPER=01-Dennis Quinn/Einstein Bagels; :48
SUPER=01-Suzanne McCarroll/Reporting; :53
OUT Q=I'm Suzanne McCarroll
Chicago fire officials say six people didn't have to die in a housefire this
Four of the victims were children.
Two firefighters were also hurt, fighting the blaze in an apartment building.
The building did NOT have any smoke detectors, which are required by law in
Four people did manage to get out of the building unharmed.
Investigators don't know what caused the fire.
Thirty-three people were killed and at least 11 injured today when a bus
collided with a tanker truck in South
The bus crashed into the rear of a the fuel tanker that stopped by the side
of the road.
The tanker exploded on impact and flames engulfed the bus.
Emergency service workers say 11 people were thrown clear from the bus
and were taken to a hospital.
Witnesses tried to help those
trapped in the bus, but were forced back by the heat and flames.
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In another bus crash in Turkey, 48 people died after an empty fuel truck and
a passenger bus collided.
Police said many of the victims burned to death. Five others were injured in
The bus driver survived but the cause of the crash is still under
Estimates ranged from 300 thousand to 2 million people, as the million woman
march converged on Philadelphia today.
The march began at seven this morning near the liberty bell, as hundreds of
thousands braved the rain and walked to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Among the featured speakers, former South African first lady Winnie Mandela.
IN Q=You have empowered
((WINNIE MANDELA/YOU HAVE EMPOWERED YOURSELVES. YOUR VERY PRESCENCE HERE TODAY,
YOUR UNITY, YOUR SOLIDARITY MANIFESTS YOUR POWER.
REP. MAXINE WATERS/(D) CALIFORNIA; WE DO NOT RALLY IN THE RAIN AND COLD BECAUSE
WE HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO. WE ARE DRIVEN BY OUR COMMITTMENT TO OURSELVES AND
OUR FAMILIES TO LIVE IN A JUST SOCIETY THTA RESPECTS US.
SUPER=01-Rep. Maxine Waters/(D) California; :14
OUT Q=respects us
The march was organized by two housing activists who spread the word on the
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A Radford man is dead following an accident last night in Montgomery County.
Daryl Edward Pultz died when a truck hit his car head on along route 114
around eight in the evening.
The driver of the truck was not seriously injured. Police are continuing to
investigate the wreck.
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One of the largest land auctions around Smith Mountain Lake has left a bad
taste in the mouths of some residents of Pittsylvania and Franklin County.
As Denise Allen explains some former landowners never received full payment
for their property.
IN Q=THAT'S CHEAPER
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :03
SUPER=01-Gray Booth/Former Landowner; :28
SUPER=01-William Terry/Summitt Company Attorney; :53
SUPER=01-Joy McNabb/Booth Family Advisor; 1:14
OUT Q=News 7
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IN Q=THAT'S CHEAPER
((THAT'S CHEAPER THAN A WORE OUT MOP.))
OUT Q=WORE OUT MOP
And the auction began marking the end to a Smith Mountain Lake development.
But our story actually starts in July of '96 when Shenandoah Homes bought
700 acres in Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties.
To fund the project the development company borrowed 1-point-4 million
dollars from The Summitt Company--owned by Mikkel Mandt.
But the development never got underway because Shenandoah Homes went
bankrupt in November of '96.
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IN Q=THEY CAME TO ME
((GRAY BOOTH/FORMER LANDOWNER: THEY CAME TO ME AND WANTED THE PROPERTY AND
THOSE FIGURES ARE WHAT THEY OFFERED ME. SO I ACCEPTED.))
OUT Q=SO I ACCEPTED
Gray Booth sold about 300 acres to Shenandoah Homes for nearly
one-point-five million dollars.
The deal also gave Booth about 14-percent interest in the development.
But Booth says he only received 100-thousand dollars and never got a
financial statement from the company.
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IN Q=THEY MADE AN
((WILLIAM TERRY/SUMMITT COMPANY ATTORNEY: THEY MADE AN INVESTMENT RISK THAT
DIDN'T WORK OUT AND IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE.))
OUT Q=IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE
William Terry is the legal representative for the Summitt Company.
Mikkel Mandt's company foreclosed on Shenandoah Homes and the 700 acres went
up for auction.
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IN Q=THEY ARE TRYING
((TERRY: THEY ARE TRYING TO SELL THE PROPERTY AND RECOUP ALL OR AS MUCH OF THE
LOAN AS POSSIBLE. ))
OUT Q=LOAN AS POSSIBLE
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IN Q=SUMMITT FUNDING
((JOY MCNABB/BOOTH FAMILY ADVISOR: SUMMITT FUNDING WHICH WAS THE COMPANY MR.
MANDT SET UP TO LOAN THE MONEY HELD 305-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESERVES AND YET HE
IS CLAIMING A MILLION FOUR AS BEING TOTAL DEBT.))
OUT Q=TOTAL DEBT
Joy McNabb says out of that one point four million loan the former
landowners only received 255-thousand dollars.
And they will NOT get any of the proceeds from today's auction.
Gray Booth says that leaves him feeling cheated out of property that's been
in his family since before the Civil War.
Denise Allen News 7.))
All of the property sold totaling more than a million dollars for The
Health officials in Lynchburg are increasing their efforts to fight led
poisoning--especially among children in the inner city.
Using a 25- thousand dollar grant from the city, they've developed a new
public awareness campaign.
With outdoor advertising and free educational videotapes, officials hope to
get the message across to parents.
IN Q=But if this
((KIP SMITH/BLAIR COMMUNICATIONS: BUT IF THIS IS GOING TO BE TRULY SUCCESSFUL,
IT MUST BECOME A GRASSROOTS EFFORT AND I FEEL LIKE THAT THE ROOTS OF THAT KIND
OF A MOVEMENT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.))
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: IF WE ARE TO HAVE A FUTURE, WE MUST BE SURE
THAT WE DO WHATEVER POSSIBLE TO PREVENT LEAD POISONING FROM STOPPING EVEN ONE
CHILD FROM REACHING HIS OR HER FULL POTENTIAL.))
SUPER=01-Kip Smith/Blair Communications; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :11
OUT Q=her full potential.
The tapes, which are being mailed to at-risk families, show parents what
steps they can take to protect their children.
Statistics show ten percent of the children in central Virginia have tested
positive for lead poisoning.
If you have questions about El nino and the weather changes it may bring,
get answers by watching this week's edition of Web Watch.
IN Q=If you're curious
((If you're curious about El Nino, your hometown homepage has everything you
need to understand this strange stretch of warm water in the pacific.
Some examples... You can look at temperature data straight from bouys
floating in the ocean, and check out the forcast maps to see how El Nino might
affect our winter.
If you want to expand your business beyond U.S. borders, the Commerce
Department has opened the International Trade Center Bookstore.
Browse the best sellers, such as the Industry and Trade Outlook 98, or
search for information in seven separate world regions.
Parents looking for a safe place for their kids to play on the Web can start
The parent's guide has a tip sheet, rules and suggestions to help keep your
kids safe on-line and links to some kid-friendly educational sites and
Just in time for Halloween, here's a haunted web-site.
C-net's mediadome has an interactive haunted house, movie clips, scary sounds,
and lets you design and e-mail spooky halloween cards to your friends... you
will have to download some free software, like Shockwave, and Netshow to use
some of the features.
Your haunting journey begins with a visit to the webwatch page, where we've
posted links to all these sites.
Its on the WDBJ Website at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
There's a new golf course being built in Lynchburg, but this one doesn't
require a large amount of land or even any golf clubs to play it.
All you'll need are strong wrists and some rubber discs.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=There are
SUPER=01-Rich Givens/Course Designer; :33
SUPER=01-Paula Rucker/L'burg Parks and Recreation; :42
SUPER=01-Proctor Harvey/Rotary Club; 1:10
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( There are over 500 disc golf courses in the United States.. by next spring,
you can add Lynchburg to that list.
Championship course designer Rich Givens paid a visit to the Hill City this
week to map out an 18- hole course in Peaks View Park.
((SEE, THIS SORT OF LEVELS OUT, THEN IT LEVELS OUT ALONG THE CREEK. THE CREEK
IS RIGHT THERE.))
The course will be set up in the unused portions of the park.. snaking
through the woods and around parking lots and ballfields.
Givens says there are enough twists and turns here to make it challenging
for even the most veteran player.
IN Q=What I'm
((RICH GIVENS/COURSE DESIGNER: WHAT I'M HAPPIEST ABOUT IS THAT THERE'S A
VARIETY OF TERRAIN, IT'S NOT JUST ALL WITHIN THE WOODS, IT'S NOT ALL FLAT, IT'S
NOT ALL IN THE OPEN AREAS. IT GIVES US A LOT OF VARIETY AND THAT'S MAKES THESE
OUT Q=courses interesting.
IN Q=It certainly
((PAULA RUCKER/L'BURG PARKS AND REC: IT CERTAINLY WILL PROVIDE A DIFFERENT
ACTIVITY, ONE THAT WE DON'T ALREADY HAVE IN THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG, AT A
RELATIVELY LOW COST AND LOW IMPACT TO THE PARK.))
OUT Q=to the park.
IN Q=Believe it
((Believe it or not, plans for a disc golf course in Lynchburg have been in the
works for 16 years, but it took the involvement of the local Rotary Club to
gets things started. They're now looking for groups and businesses to sponsor
each of the 18 holes, so building the course won't cost the city a dime. And
disc golf, or frisbee golf as some call it, can be enjoyed by people of every
age and skill level.))
OUT Q=skill level.
IN Q=We are real
((PROCTOR HARVEY/ROTARY CLUB: WE ARE REAL EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND I THINK THE
PARTICIPATION BY COVERING EVERYBODY FROM CHILDREN ALL THE WAY UP TO OLDER
ADULTS WILL BE A TERRIFIC BENEFIT FOR LYNCHBURG.))
OUT Q=for Lynchburg.
Construction should get underway soon, and the discs should be flying by
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Horce racing betting centers are the next goal for Colonial Downs, but first
horse track owners have to get past opposition to the idea.
Joe McKean has more.
IN Q=Virginians have two ways
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SUPER=01-O. James Peterson, III/Colonial Downs President; :16
SUPER=01-Rev. Vater Colbert/Maple Street Baptist Church; :28
SUPER=01-Herb Jones/Colonial Downs Community Relations; :38
((Virginians have two ways to play the ponies.
Head for the Colonial Downs racetrack when it's holding a meet.
Or hit the off-track betting parlors in Richmond or Chesapeake.
Colonial Downs has state permission to open up to six betting centers.
It wants to put one in Roanoke and one in Martinsville.
IN Q=The closest one
((O. JAMES PETERSON, III/COLONIAL DOWNS PRESIDENT: THE CLOST ONE TO THE WEST OF
THE STATE IS RICHMOND AND WE DO HAVE PEOPLE WHO DRIVE FROM ROANOE TO LYNCHBURG
TO RICHMOND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPORT.))
SUPER=01-O. James Peterson, III/Colonial Downs President;
OUT Q=the sport.
But gambling opponents say hold your horses!
IN Q=It demoralizes
((REV. VATER COLBERT/MAPLE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: IT DEMORALIZES, IT GIVES
PEOPLE FALSE HOPE. YOU'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO
THE PARLORS. WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT MILLIONAIRES HERE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
SUPER=01-Rev. Vater Colbert/Maple Street Baptist Church;
OUT Q=average wages.
IN Q=We think we provide
((HERB JONES/COLONIAL DOWNS COMMUNITY RELATIONS: WE THINK WE PROVIDE A SERVICE,
ENTERTAINMENT. WE THINK THAT WE'RE JUST ANOTHER OPTION HERE IN ROANOKE SHOULD
WE BE SUCCESSFUL. WE PROVIDE JOBS, TAX REVENUE.))
SUPER=01-Herb Jones/Colonial Downs Community Relations;
OUT Q=tax revenue.
Roanoke voted FOR parimutuel betting in the state referendum nine years ago.
Colonial Downs hopes to carry the day this time, in both Roanoke and
Martinsville, on election day.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
To hear more of the debate on the off-track betting votes, watch On Record
tomorrow morning at 11 on WDBJ-7.
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The Virginia Cavaliers were at home tonight taking on third ranked Florida
State and Scott Stadium.
The Seminoles used the big play to jump out to the lead in the first
quarter. On Florida State's first play of the game Travis Minor takes the
handoff and he out runs the Virginia defense for an 87 yard touchdown to make
it 7 to nothing Noles.
On the next possession Seminole quarterback Thad Busby puts it up in the
air and hits P. Ward on the 38 yard touchdown pass and Florida State led
Virginia 14 to nothing.
The Big Plays continued. Still in the first quarter Busby goes up top
again this time he hits E.G. Green who races into the end zone on the 74 yard
touchdown play and the Noles led 21 to nothing.
Virginia Finally got on the board in the first quarter when Thomas Jones
takes the handoff and scores from the six to make it 21 to 7 Florida State.
Florida State led 30 to 7 at the SUPER=36-Florida
State/47/Virginia/21/;half and opened the third quarter with a score Busby to
Minor the pass play covers 42 yards to make it 37 to 7 and the Seminoles win it
47 to 21.
West Virginia took a big step toward a bowl alliance berth.
The Mountaineers knocked off 19-th ranked Virginia Tech 30 to 17 in a key
Big East game.
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Hokies vs Mountaineers; :
The Mountaineers led 3 to nothing but Tech's Al Clark fires a bullet over the
middle to Shawn Foreman for the 12 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to 3.
Leading 10 to 7 West Virginia took advantage of an Al Clark fumble at the
Hokies 21. Mark Bulger hands off to Famous Amos Zereoue on the statue of
liberty play and he takes it to the Hokies one yard line.
A couple of plays later Bulger sneaks it over from the one and the
Mountaineers took the 17 to 7 lead in the second quarter.
The Mountaineers added a field goal and this Zereoue 3 yard touchdown run
to lead the Hokies 27 to 7 at the half.
Tech scored on this Shane Graham SUPER=36-West Virginia/30/Virginia
Tech/17/;33 yard field with over three minutes in the third quarter but the
Mountaineers beat the Hokies 30 to 17.
Tech is 4 and 1 in the conference and 5 and 2 over all while the
Mountaineers are 6 and 1 and 3 and 1 in the league.
Michigan Quarterback Brian Griese scored the go ahead touchdown as Michigan
beat Michigan State 23 to 7.
SUPER=03-East Lansing, MI/ESPN; :
The rivals were competing to stay near the top of the Big 10 conference.
Michigan State took the early lead on a faked field goal when Bill Burke
hits a wide open Sedreck Irvin on this 22 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to
But the Wolverines took the lead SUPER=36-Michigan/23/Michigan
State/7/;for good in the second quarter Griese takes it over from the one and
Michigan Wins the game 23 to 7.
Richmond, Randolph-Macon, Ferrum and Liberty won today for all of the
college scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0101-j/Villanova/20//William & Mary/13////Methodist/12/j/Ferrum/31///;
SUPER=0101-j/Emory & Henry/35//Guilford/27////S. Carolina
SUPER=0101-/Clinch Valley/14/j/Rowan/35////Furman/28/j/East Tenn./58///;
SUPER=0101-j/Liberty/48//Charleston Southern/14////W & L/14/j/Sewanne/48///;
SUPER=0101-/Boston College/20/j/Notre Dame/52///j/Nebraska#1/35//Kansas/0///;
SUPER=0101-/Texas A&M#20/13/j/Texas Tech/16///j/Purdue#22/48//Illinois/3///;
OUT Q=....last score."
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And coming up, The Marlins were going after the World Series championship
tonight at Pro Player Stadium a wild finish in the Taco Bell 300 at
And Mark Martin is the winningest driver in the Busch Grand National Series.
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The Florida Marlins were looking to wrap up the World Series tonight at Pro
Player Stadium in game six against the Cleveland Indians.
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But the Indians jumped out to the early lead. Pitcher Chad Ogea came up
big at the plate he hits the line drive down the right field line with the
bases loaded and Cleveland took a 2 to nothing lead in the second.
The Indians added another run in the top of the third Manny Ramirez hits
SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Florida/1/;this pop fly to left centerfield Omar Visquel
tags at third and scores to make it 3 to nothing and the Indians win it 4 to 1.
The Late Model Stock cars were bumping all over the Martinsville Speedway
this afternoon in the Taco Bell 300.
The sheet metal began to fly on the very first lap when Phillip Morris gets
tagged in the rear by David Hyder who started the race on the pole.
Jeff Agnew, Who dominates at New River, Was the leader after 150 laps when
the race was stopped to invert the field for the top 8 cars in the front.
But the final lap was the best of the day a crash in turn one took out two
cars and then while going into turn 3 Barry Bagerly and Eddie Johnson hook up
and that allowed Billy Hogan of Troy, North Carolina to slip by for the win.
Steve Lofton was second.
Dale Earnhardt led second round qualifying today for the A-C Delco 400 at
the Rock. Earnhardt lines will start 26-th.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/SPEEDVISION; :
Meantime, Points leader Jeff Gordon will start sixth. Gordon has a lot in
stake with three races left because he has a slim lead in the points on Mark
Martin and Dale Jarrett.
IN Q="I think...
((JEFF GORDON/POINTS LEADER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Points Leader; :
OUT Q=....win races."
Mark Martin is the winningest driver in the history of NASCAR's Busch Grand
National Series winning this afternoon's A-C-Delco 200 at the Rock.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNN; :
Randy LaJoie finished 20-th to capture the Busch Series championship LaJoie
getting a break when second place Todd Bodine got caught up in this crash that
also involved Dale Earnhardt and Kevin Lepage.
Martin took the lead from Ricky Craven with 13 laps to go and he pulled
away for his 32-nd Busch Series win. Dick Trickle was second and Craven third.
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President Clinton was known for his
saxophone...until Friday night when
the President stepped to the podium at the Kennedy Center to conduct the
National Symphony Orchestra in "The Stars and Stripes Forever".
The President drew cheers from the crowd several times during the rousing
number written by John Phillips Sousa.
and brought them to their feet at its
After the performance, Hillary Rodham Clinton came on stage with a
big bouquet of roses for the real conductor, and gave one rose to the
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