Coming up on News 7 at 11...
A showdown is brewing between Iraq and the U.S. over weapons inspections.
Friends of the British nanny convicted of murder come to her defense.
And Montgomery County residents speak out about a dangerous road.
News 7 at 11 is next.
For the second time, Iraq has barred U.S. weapons experts from entering the
The inspectors were part of the United Nations special commission in charge
of Iraq's disarmament.
Both Democrat and Republican leaders in congress said the U.S. should take
whatever steps necessary to get Iraq to back down.
The general command U.S. forces in the region says he's monitoring the
IN Q=I think obviously
((I THINK OBVIOUSLY THE WAY THINGS WORK THERE WILL BE EFFORTS DIPLOMATICALLY TO
HOPEFULLY CONVINCE SADAM HUSSEIN TO WITHDRAW THESE THREATS))
OUT Q=these threats
SUPER=03-United Arab Emirates;
At a meeting of the Arab League in Abu Dhabi, participants were dismayed by
the latest tension.
The Iraqi representative blamed it on the U.S., saying U.S. inspectors were
delaying the report that would lift U-N sanctions.
IN Q=it is not spec
((NABIL NAJM/IRAQI REPRESENTATIVE; IT IS NOT SPECULATION, IT IS A FACT THAT
THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO TAKE CERTAIN MEASURES IN ORDER
TO SAFEGUARD OUR PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Nabil Najm/Iraqi Representative
OUT Q=safeguard our people
More American inspectors are due to arrive in Iraq on Monday.
Iraq's ambassador says they will not be allowed to participate in the
All Americans have been ordered to leave the country by Wednesday.
Jury selection in the Terry Nichols trial is finally over, and the case
Nichols is charged with helping Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City
The defense is expected to argue that Nichols wasn't in Oklahoma City at the
time of the bombing, and didn't know what McVeigh was planning.
The prosecution alleges Nichols helped McVeigh in the planning stages by
buying and stealing explosives.
Nichols is also charged with robbing a gun dealer to raise money for the
People in the home town of the British nanny convicted of killing an 8 month
old boy say they don't believe it.
People in Elton, England have mobilized in support of Louise Woodward.
They're passing out yellow ribbons, demonstrating with signs and raising
money for Woodward's appeal.
IN Q=I think that
((DEBBIE LAYLOR/WOODWARD APPEAL FUND; I THINK THAT THE FACT THAT THE NEWS WAS
SO BAD HAS JUST SPURRED EVERYBODY ON MORE INTENSE THAN EVER, JUST TO KEEP ON
AND THE RESPONSE IS ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMING, WE JUST NEVER IMAGINED THIS AMOUNT
OF PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO COME TO ELTON AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Laylor/Woodward Appeal Fund;
OUT Q=show their support
The campaign has already raised 170 thousand dollars.
THERE'S AN ANCHOR TAG!!!
A deadly stretch of highway in Montgomery County is prompting residents to
Four people have died during the past two weeks on Peppers Ferry Road.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=On Halloween night
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Friday; :00
SUPER=01-Rita Boland/Montgomery Co. Resident; :14
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :40
SUPER=01-Capt. Kelly Walters/Christiansburg Rescue; :50
OUT Q=News 7
((On Halloween Night three people died and one was critically injured in a
two car head on collision.
To motorist who frequent route 1-14 called Peppers Ferry Road, this is an
all too familiar site.
SOT TAPE 1 3:50:33
IN Q=i think about
((RITA BOLAND/MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT: I THINK ABOUT IT WHEN MY SON GOES TO
WORK. I THINK ABOUT IT WHEN HE AND HIS FRIENDS ARE GOING OUT AND WHETHER
THEY'RE GOING TO GET BACK SAFELY. YOU CAN DRIVE DEFENSIVELY BUT IT'S HARD TO
DRIVE DEFENSIVELY IF SOMEBODY'S COMING IN YOUR LANE AND YOU DON'T KNOW IT UNTIL
YOU TOP THE HILL.))
OUT Q=YOU TOP THE HILL
An accident similar to Friday's killed a Radford man exactly one week
And unofficially Rita Boland puts the death toll on Peppers Ferry Road at 11
in the past four years.
Rescue workers say this thoroughfare is one of the busiest roads in the
SOT tape 2 3:11:04
IN Q=ON ACCOUNT OF
((CAPT. KELLY WILSON/CHRISTIANSBURG RESCUE SQUAD: ON ACCOUNT OF THE MALL FOR
ONE THING, THE OTHER THING IS VPI STUDENTS TRAVELING BACKWARD AND FORWARDS AND
FOLKS FROM RADFORD AND PULASKI COMING TO THE MALL THAT AWAY.))
OUT Q=THAT AWAY
Boland and Wilson say traffic signals like this one at the intersection of
Pepper's Ferry and Prices Fork Road have helped some.
But both would like to see route 1-14 widened.
SOT tape 2 3:11:48
IN Q=IN THE MORNING IT'S
((WALTERS: IN THE MORNING IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET UP AND DOWN RT. 114
AND THE SAME THING IN THE LATE EVENINGS. IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT YOU WOULDN'T
BELIEVE HOW MUCH TRAFFIC GETS BACKED UP ON THAT ROAD.))
OUT Q=ON THAT ROAD
Boland has written her congressmen in hopes of clearing the way for a safer
Denise Allen News 7.))
State police say the survivor of the Friday's crash, Travis Stedman of New
Jersey, is still in intensive care at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The other victims include Mary Ann Moore of Radford, Matthew Wright West of
Richmond, and Jonathan Levy (LEH-VEE) of Alexandria.
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Beyer takes another dip in the polls but the optimistic Democratic
candidate is urging his supporters to pay less attention to the surveys.
And, election day is two days away, but some people were at the voting
They're doing their work ahead of time to prepare for the big day and help
voters make their picks.
We'll explain when the newscast continues.
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In just two days Virginians will pick state political leaders.
But as election day draws near who holds the edge?
Both gubernatorial candidates were in Southwest Virginia this weekend.
Democrat Don Beyer is trying to overcome a deficit in the polls.
But some knowledgeable observers say this race is all over but the crying.
IN Q=IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT
((HARRY WILSON/POLITICAL ANALYST: IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MAKE UP THAT
TYPE OF DIFFERENCE IN JUST TWO DAYS. I WOULD SAY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO
DO MUCH OF ANYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Pol. Science Dept.;
OUT Q=MUCH OF ANYTHING
But Gilmore's success in the race for the governor's mansion doesn't
necessarily transfer to the Republican candidates for the second and third
highest elected positions in state government.
IN Q=THE OTHER TWO
((WILSON: BOTH OF THOSE ARE CLOSE TOO THE MARGIN OF ERROR TO PREDICT. SO THE
LT. GOVERNOR AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL RACES ARE UP FOR GRABS.))
OUT Q=ARE UP FOR GRABS
But of course it isn't over until all the votes are tallied.
Jim Gilmore seems to have widened his lead over Democrat Don Beyer,
according to the latest poll.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch poll shows Gilmore with the support of 44
percent of those surveyed while Beyer has 32 percent.
But, at a rally yesterday, Beyer urged his supporters to dismiss the polls.
SOT 10.42.13 - 10.42.25 (tape 2)
IN Q=Polls don't mean
((DON BEYER/(D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: POLLS DONT' MEAN A THING. WHAT WORKS IS
WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART, THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES AND THE WORK WE WILL DO. ELECTIONS
ARE HAND MADE THINGS. THEY ARE WHAT WE MAKE THEM.))
OUT Q=we make them.
The latest poll has a margin of error of three-point-five
A few people have made it to the voting machines days before voters pull the
As Joe Dashiell reports, they take care of the first step in the voting
process--getting the machines up and ready.
IN Q=Before the first voter
SUPER=01-Jeter Doss/Voting Machine Mechanic; :20
SUPER=01-Corbin Beach/Voting Machine Mechanic; :
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Before the first voter pulls a lever... Before the party faithful can
gather to watch the returns... someone has to set up the machines.
And in Roanoke, that job falls to an experienced crew employed by the
city's electoral board.
Retired railroad conductor Jeter Doss has been at it for 20 years, and says
most folks have no idea what's involved.
SOT JETER DOSS 10:04:21
IN Q=They don't have the least idea
((JETER DOSS/VOTING MACHINE MECHANIC: THEY DON'T HAVE THE LEAST IDEA AND YOU
CAN'T EXPLAIN IT TO EM. UNTIL THEY'VE SEEN IT LIKE YOU'VE SEEN IT HERE NOW, YOU
CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT GOES ON.))
OUT Q=can't imagine what goes on.
It's more complicated than you might expect, installing just enough levers
for the votes at hand, sliding the paper guides into place, making sure that
someone can vote for one candidate and one candidate only.
There are many checks and balances designed to prevent vote fraud.
SOT CORBIN BEACH 09:59:06
IN Q=It's a whole lot easier than
((CORBIN BEACH/VOTING MACHINE MECHANIC: IT'S A WHOLE LOT EASIER THAN WHEN I
FIRST STARTED. I WAS ABOUT READY TO QUIT WHEN I STARTED WHEN I SEEN WHAT ALL WE
HAD TO DO, BUT IT GOT EASIER AS I WENT ALONG.))
OUT Q=as I went along.
Corbin Beach and the rest of the crew have it down to a science now. and
their experience has paid off with few election- day snags.
IN Q=They've got em now
((JETER DOSS/VOTING MACHINE MECHANIC: THEY'VE GOT EM NOW WORKING BETTER THAN
THEY'VE EVER WORKED I BELIEVE. FEWER CALLS ON ELECTION DAY, AND THAT'S WHAT WE
LIKE BECAUSE WE CAN SIT IN THE OFFICE AND TALK.))
OUT Q=sit in the office and talk.
There have been two recounts in the city since Jeter Doss has been setting
up the voting machines.
and in each case, Doss says, they haven't had to change a number.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
Trick-or-treating in a Texas neighborhood turned fatal for a young girl
when her halloween costume caught fire Friday night.
SUPER=03-Sherman, TX/Friday Night;
It happened in Sherman, Texas.
12 year old Erin Jenkins was walking past a jack-o-lantern.
IN Q=She was wearing
((ROBERT KOON/WITNESS; SHE WAS WEARING A LONG WIG AND IT WAS LIKE DOWN TO HER
FEET AND SHE WALKED
OVER A SMALL PUMPKIN THAT HAD A CANDLE IN IT AND THE WIG WENT UP IN FLAMES AND
SHE WENT UP IN FLAMES AND SHE RAN AROUND AND DROPPED TO THE GROUND AND ROLLED
AROUND AND THEN AND SOME GUYS RAN OVER THERE AND PUT HER OUT. ))
OUT Q=put her out
Jenkins was burned over 90 percent of her body... she died yesterday
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When the newscast continues Andrew Freiden will have an extended look at
your weather for the coming week.
unusually high winds and rain are common in some countries due to El Nino--
but an explosion in the rat population and illnesses?
Some scientists say it's possible.
We'll have that story in a few minutes.
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El Nino continues to leave its mark on the United States and South American
countries such as Chile, causing some environmental problems that has
Jonathan Freed has more.
IN Q=When scientists talk
SUPER=03-Vina Del Mar, Chile; :01
SUPER=01-Dr. Ingrid Heitmann/Institute of Public Health; :29
SUPER=19-Jonathan Freed; 2:12
OUT Q=JF, for CBS News.
LOCATOR: VINA DEL MAR, CHILE)
(NATS--Waves crashing ashore)
When scientists talk about El Nino, they usually mention this... (NATS)
Heavy rains, high winds, and a potential for destruction.
All part of the Pacific weather phenomenon that has many in the U-S concerned.
But there's another side to El Nino that has scientists worried....it's this.
(Pictures of rats)
It's an explosion of rodents, fueled by El Nino's rains.
(SOT: Dr. Ingrid Heitmann, Head of Microbiology at Institute of Public Health
Tape 6 6:03:43 "El Nino increases the amount of rain and amount of
humidity. Therefore it increases the number of shrubs and flowers and
vegetation in general rodents eat. And it has a direct effect on increasing
the rodent's number."
Here in Chile, the rodents have brought disease. More specifically the
deadly Hanta Virus.
A vicious illness that attacks the respiratory system and can kill in days if
not treated immediately.
The US had a deadly outbreak in 1993. It killed dozens of people. Now El
Nino's approach has many fearing it could happen again.
(SOT: Dr. Ingrid Heitmann, Institute of Public Health Tape 6 6:04:39 "Is El
Nino to blame? I think so, we had infected mice before, but this year, it's
made a big difference. I mean, this year we had an explosion of cases.")
El Nino's wild weather conditions have also brought other medical problems.
Hepatitis, malaria, even yellow fever. All caused by the massive amounts of
rain, and the resulting water contamination. All concerns for American health
(SOT: Dr. Heitmann Tape 6 6:1:05 "One thing for sure though, El Nino seems
to be getting worse as it comes every ten years. It seems to be getting more
powerful, and creating more troubles."
But El Nino has also shown a gentler side. This is Chile's Atacama Desert.
Usually the driest place on earth, El Nino's heavy rains have brought the
landscape to life.
Ana Maria La Fuente is a resident of this usually arid place. She says EL
Nino has caused a miracle.
(SOT: Voice of translator: Ana Maria La Fuente Tape 2 9:26:12 "So not only
me, but all the people who come here realize this is a marvelous miracle.
That this is a unique phenomenon in all the world.")
Nobody's sure if El Nino will turn the same trick with the deserts of the
American southwest. But Chile's experience with this powerful weather system
has got them wondering if the tumbleweeds will have to make a little room for
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Gus Frerotte passed for two touchdowns and Terry Allen rushed for 125 yards
as the Redskins crushed the Bears 31 to 8.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :
The Redskins scored on their first possession capping an 8 play 76 yard
drive when Gus Frerotte hits James Johnson on the 9 yard touchdown pass to make
it 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
After a punt return the Skins moved into the red zone again. This time
Fullback Larry Bowie bulls his way into the endzone from the five yard line
Washington led 14 to nothing.
Washington's running game was super with the return of Terry Allen. On this
play Allen takes the handoff and picks up 34 yards he had 79 on 7 carries and
he finished the first half going over 100 yards.
That was the first of an 8 play SUPER=30-Washington/31/Chicago/8/; drive
that ended when Frerotte sneaks it over from the one to make it 24 to nothing
and the Redskins hold on to win it 31 to 8.
The Carolina Panthers had a big day Fred Lane rushing for three touchdowns
in a 38 to 14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Panthers vs Raiders; :
Panther head coach Dom Capers sending a play in from the sideline.
Leading 7 to nothing, Carolina's Fred Lane scores his second Touchdown of
the day on this 18 yard run and the Panthers took the 14 to nothing lead.
The Raiders came back Jeff George hooks up with Napoleon Kaufman who takes
it into the house for the 25 yard scoring play to make it 21 to 7 Panthers.
Carolina continued with the running
SUPER=30-Carolina/38/Oakland/14/;game on this play Scott Green bulls his way
over from the 10 yard line to make it 28 to 7 and the Panthers win it 38 to 14.
San Francisco came from 7 points down at the half to win their 8-th
straight game 17 to 10 over the Dallas Cowboys.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX SPORTS; :
Aikman and Young talk before the game.
Dallas took the lead in the first quarter. Aikman goes to the air and hits
Michael Irvin on the 5 yard touchdown scoring pass to make it 7 to nothing.
The niners tied it in the third quarter. Garrison hurst takes the handoff
from Young and scores on the 8 yard T-D run to make it 7 to 7.
San Francisco went ahead to stay in SUPER=30-San
Francisco/17/Dallas/10/;the fourth quarter William Floyd takes it in on the
one yard run and the 49-ers beat the Cowboys 17 to 10.
Place kickers were busy in the N-F-L today. Steve Christie booted three
field goals in Buffalo's win over Miami Rookie John Halls 37-yarder gave the
Jets an overtime win over the Ravens.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/FOX SPORTS; :
The score was tied 28 to 28 with 3 minutes left in the game.
And Tampa Bay's Michael Husted booted this 36 yard field goal to give the
Bucs a 31 to 28 win over the Colts.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, David Duvall wins the tour championship while Tiger Woods
wins the money title.
And Dale Jarrett tightens the Winston Cup Points race by winning today's Dura
Lube 500 at Phoenix.
Dale Jarrett has turned the Winston Cup points race into a one race deal.
Yesterday afternoon in Phoenix Jarrett took the checkered flag in the Dura
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Several battles early in the race Jimmy Spencer and Rusty Wallace race each
other for second place.
The guy they were chasing was bobby Hamilton in the S-T-P Pontiac he was the
leader after 75 laps of the race.
Jeff Gordon was hanging tough he begin to make a move and he was running in
fourth place with a strong car.
South Boston's Ward Burton was close to the lead cars but he crashes in
turn one and he was through racing for the day.
But Wallace came back to challenge and he was the leader of the race at the
Dale Jarrett waited for his turn and he made his move on lap 240 taking the
lead from Wallace and pulling away from the field.
Gordon then had some problems he had a tire go flat sending him to the pits
and by the time he returned to the track he was three laps down.
Jarrett conserved his fuel and he holds off Rusty Wallace winning the Dura
Lube 500 for his seventh win of the season.
IN Q=First audio
((DALE JARRETT/DURA LUBE 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Dura Lube 500 Winner; :00
OUT Q=........day for us."
Rusty was second, Hamilton third Ken Schrader fourth and Earnhardt fifth.
Mark Martin was sixth and Gordon finished 17-th.
Gordon will go to Atlanta leading Jarrett by 77 points and Mark Martin by 87
points with the season ending race November 16-th.
The Redskins and Panthers win. More later on Mornin'.
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The hottest golfer on the P-G-A tour for the last three weeks has been David
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/ABC SPORTS; :
Duvall won for the third straight week yesterday when he captured the Tour
Championship in Houston, Texas.
Duval shot a final round 68 yesterday finishing with a 273 11 under par and
a one shot win over Jim Furyk. Duval finished second on the Money list with 1
million 885 thousand 308 dollars.
The money title goes to Tiger Woods. He finished 12-th today pushing his
earnings to two million 66-thousand 833 dollars. Woods is likely to win player
of the year honors later this year.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
In the N-B-A, The Detroit Pistons won this afternoon beating the New York
Knicks 94 to 86.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :
The Knicks hosted the Pistons at the garden today.
Patrick Ewing makes the nice move in close to the basket giving New York
the early lead.
But the Pistons got it together with the power game here Brian Williams
runs the floor and gets the slam putting Detroit on top.
New York's John Starks tries to get SUPER=32-Detroit/94/New York/86/;the
Knicks back in the game with the three pointer but the Pistons win it 94 to 86.
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The Red Wings have won five of their last six games.
And this afternoon, McCarty, Lindstrom and Shanahan each scored power play
goals in a 4 to 3 win over Anaheim.
Now, here's tonight's pro scores.
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Get a head start on the work week traffic by avoiding the back-ups and
Here's this week's edition of Road Report.
IN Q=VDOT is reporting
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT; :33
OUT Q=work this week!
((VDOT is reporting only one change to on going construction projects in
parts of Roanoke and Roanoke County.
Efforts to widen second street continue with some lane closures this week
including part of Norfolk Avenue and a portion of Patton Avenue.
Meanwhile, work continues along route 220 near the Roanoke/Franklin County
line. VDOT's Laura Bullock has this update.
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IN Q=We're thinking that
((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WE'RE THINKING THAT MOST OF THE WORK WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED
LATER IN THE WINTER OR EARLY SPRING. WE WANT TO GET OUT OF THERE AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE. WE KNOW THAT 220 IS A WELL-USED ROAD AND THAT THE CURVE NEEDS TO BE
STRAIGHTENED AND WE WANT TO GET OUT OF THERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
OUT Q=soon as possible.
In Botetourt County VDOT started construction on a new bridge over Mill
Creek on Route 612 which will be closed to traffic in that area until the
project is complete.
VDOT also plans to begin work to reconstruct a section of route 721 in
Carroll County. Some lanes may be closed periodcially.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report, have a safe drive into
work this week!))
It was off to the races for a group of elephants in Thailand.
They took their mark along the banks of the Moon River for the annual event
along with hundreds of cheering people.
A 25-year old elephant named Hai Pok
covered a distance of 250 yards to take first place.
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