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The U-S considers possible military action against Iraq.
It's been three weeks since a high school football player died during a game-
Tonight his parents talk about the community support.
And last Chritmas it was Tickle me Elmo. What will this year's hot item be?
News 7 is next.
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American and British diplomats are working this weekend on possible
retaliation against Iraq.
The issue is how to punish the Iraqis for blocking weapons
David Martin reports.
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; 00
SUPER=01-David Martin/Reporting; no standup
OUT Q=rule out any option."
((Saddam hussein is taking what U.S. intelligence calls extensive and
unprecedented steps to disperse his forces in anticipation of an American
military attack -- as if he had already made up his mind not to back down.
The first potential flash point will come on Monday Iraq time when a U-2
reconnaissance plane is scheduled to fly over central iraq. A senior U.S.
military officer says any attempt to shoot down the U-2, which Iraq has
repeatedly threatened to do, would be considered an act of war. Most officials
doubt Iraq will try, but the U.S. will have war planes circling near by just in
The real confrontation will come later if Saddam does not reverse course in
his standoff with U.N. weapons inspectors. Pentagon plans call for firing
cruise missiles against sites the inspectors have been prevented from
WE HAVE TO BE FIRM AND RESOLUTE. AT THIS MOMENT IN MY VIEW I THINK IT WOULD BE
A MISTAKE TO RULE IN OR OUT ANY OPTION.))
Before making any decision the United States will wait until the U-N
security council meets Monday.
The past few weeks have been tough for those who knew Lee Cook-- the Pulaski
County player who died after a routine play on the football field.
But community support is helping Cook's parents.
A medical examiner determined Cook was hit in the chest at the same spilt
second his heart was electrically re-charging itself for another beat.
Cook's mother, Regina, has remained close with her son's classmates.
IN Q=I've told
((REGINA COOK/LEE'S MOTHER: I'VE TOLD THEM TO LIVE EACH DAY, LIKE IT WERE THEIR
LAST AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY PUT EVERYTHING THEY CAN INTO THAT DAY AND THE
THING I TOLD THEM WAS DO YOUR BEST AND GOD WILL DO THE REST.))
SUPER=01-Regina Cook/Lee's Mother; :00
OUT Q=the rest.
Lee's father, Danny, has been especially touched by the overwhelming
IN Q=He was
((DANNY COOK/LEE'S FATHER: HE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH, HE KNEW A LOT OF
PEOPLE BUT I HAD NO IDEA HOW MANY PEOPLE COULD RELATE TO HIM, HOW MANY PEOPLE
KNEW HIM AND LOVED HIM, IT'S JUST LIKE HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE IN HIS SHORT
SUPER=01-Danny Cook/Lee's Father;
OUT Q=short life.
Cook's parents hope to raise 10-thousand dollars for a scholarship in their
So far, more than four thousand dollars has been donated.
Goodyear employees in Danville have refused to work a "continuous" schedule.
Last night's union vote could have some serious effects on a lot of
IN Q=This is more serious
((AUBREY FERRELL/CITY COUNCIL:THIS IS MORE SERIOUS THAN THIS COMMUNITY ... OUT
OF THEIR JOBS))
SUPER=01-Aubrey Ferrell/City Council;
OUT Q=out of their jobs
The Danville plant has 21-hundred employees and the highest pay rate in
But without a continuous work schedule, Goodyear managers say they cannot
keep up with tire orders -- and may shut the plant down.
IN Q=The issue remains
((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: THE ISSUE REMAINS... NEED))
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Communications Director;
OUT Q=fill that need
Managers say switching to a continuous work schedule might have meant 500
new jobs and 100 million more dollars pumped into Danville's Goodyear plant.
But union members say Goodyear ignored their needs -- by trying to force
them to work on Sundays when many attend church.
Prosecutors are trying to connect Terry Nichols to the Oklahoma City bombing.
They say he may be responsible for a break in at a quarry- where someone
stole dynamite and blasting caps.
A receipt found in Nichols Kansas home links him to the purchase of hundreds
of pounds of fertilizer- Barrels found in his garage were like those
allegedly used in the bomb.
((THEY'RE LINKING TERRY NICHOLS TO THE PURCHASE OF FERTILIZER USED IN THE BOMB,
THEY'RE LINKING NICHOLS TO MCVEIGH, LINKING TERRY NICHOLS TO ANTI-GOVERNMENT
LITERATURE ..ALL THAT THEY NEED TO DO TO PROVE THEIR CASE.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/Legal Consultant;
OUT Q=their case."
The Defense says Nichols bought fertlizer in bulk so he could package it and
The Internet may be a great learning tool- but it can pose a threat to
Law enforcers told Senators that pedophliles go on line looking for kids.
((OUR INVESTIGATIVE EFFORTS HAVE SHOWN THAT PEDOPHILES OFTEN UTILIZE CHAT ROOMS
TO CONTACT CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Steven Wiley/FBI Violent Crimes Unit;
OUT Q=TO CONTACT CHILDREN."
Police agents have posed on line to elicit responses from pedophiles.
((THE SUBJECT INITIATED THE CONVERSATION. THE FIRST CONACT WITH JULIE J. WHO HE
BELIEVED TO BE A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL. HELLO JULIE YOU MUST LOOK LOVELY NUDE. GLAD
TO FIND YOU IN THIS CHAT ROOM.))
SUPER=01-Rick Potocek/FBI Special Agent;
OUT Q=this chat room.
The FBI says children can be drawn from on line meetings into face to face
encounters with sex offenders.
Agents have arrested adults who have travelled to meet "agents" thinking
they were children.
Tosses to Robin
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When we return, we'll wrap up our series on the life of women in the Civil
and we have an early word of warning for parents. Start shopping for those hot
Christmas toys now if you don't want to lose a lot of sleep.
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If you wait until the day after Christmas to start your holiday shopping you
may miss out on the top toys this season.
Stacey Martin has more on what's hot.
IN Q=Employees are stocking
SUPER=01-Aaron Robbins/Wal-Mart; :26
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke Co.
(( Employees are stocking shelves for the Christmas rush, barely one-step
ahead of youngsters' eager hands.
And what are they eager for?--a bed time buddy..
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IN Q=This is going
((AARON ROBINS/WAL-MART: THIS IS SING AND SNORE ERNIE IT'S OUR MOST POPULAR
ITEM WE'VE GOT THIS YEAR. YOU SEE YOU please use nat/sot from 03.23.07
PRESS HIS HANDS AND IT SINGS FOR A WHILE AND IT'S TUMMY GOES UP AND DOWN.))
OUT Q=up and down.
an electronic pet..
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IN Q=It's an electronic
((IT'S AN ELECTRONIC GAME WHERE YOU TAKE CARE OF IT. YOU HAVE TO FEED IT, PLAY
WITH IT, PUT IT TO SLEEP. IT CAN HAVE ANY KIND OF PROBLEM. YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT
IMMUNIZATION SHOTS EVERY NOW AND THEN. IT DOES A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.))
OUT Q=bit of everything.
And, anything to do with a yellow bear named Pooh.
Sing and Snore Ernie is the fastest seller at a rate of 60 about every half
Joining Ernie as top toys are laptop computers, NASCAR hot wheels featuring
racers such as Jeff Gordon and a talking, purple dinosaur.
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IN Q=Boy oh boy..
((BOY OH BOY, THAT'S SUPER-D-DUPER!))
And, some toys from the Christmases gone by still lurking on the shelves
include that other Sesame Street favorite--Tickle Me Elmo and Cabbage Patch
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IN Q=Employees here say
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: EMPLOYEES HERE SAY PARENTS SHOULD CALL EVERYDAY OR
STOP BY THE STORE TO SEE IF THE ITEMS THEY WANT ARE IN STOCK BECAUSE EVERYTHING
IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, THERE IS NO WAITING LIST AND THEY'RE NOT TAKING BACK
ORDERS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE CO.))
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke Co.
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War
One of Bedford's most historic homes survived the Civil War and
Take Fullscreen A Woman's War
And as Denise Allen reports in the final part of her series A Woman's War,
it's owes a lot to it's former owners.
IN Q=May ninth, the train
SUPER=01-Peggy Ballard Maupin/Former Avenel Owner; :51
SUPER=01-Debra Carvelli/Psychic Investigator; 2:08
SUPER=01-Susan Overstreet/Avenel Foundation; 2:33
OUT Q=News 7
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IN Q=MAY 9TH THE
((MAY NINTH, THE TRAIN CAME AGAIN AT BREAKFAST TIME. NINE MISSISSIPPIANS TO
BREAKFAST WITH US. ONE OF THEM ONLY 19 YEARS OLD, CAME BACK TO SHAKE HANDS
WITH MAMMA AND THANK HER FOR HER KINDNESS. SAID HIS FAMILY WERE VIRGINIANS.
FAN, ROSA, AND I LOOKED AT THEM FROM THE UPPER HALL WINDOW.))
OUT Q=UPPER HALL WINDOW
Now it's the Avenel Foundation members that watch from the window, only it's
not soldiers, but tour groups that come through the front door.
Tours help support the renovation project.
The Foundation bought the home in 1985.
Until that time only two families had owned the 159 year old house.
It was Peggy Ballard Maupin's family that bought Avenel after Letitia
Burwell's death in 1905.
And the Ballard Family continued the Burwell's hospitable ways.
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IN Q=WE ALWAYS HAD
((PEGGY BALLARD MAUPIN/FORMER AVENEL OWNER: WE ALWAYS HAD A FULL HOUSE. SOME
OF OUR NEIGHBORS AFTER THE THE STREET WAS BUILT OVER THERE SAID SHE NEVER
LOOKED OUT THE DOOR THAT SOMEONE WASN'T COMING IN HERE WITH A SUITCASE OR
LEAVING WITH ONE.))
OUT Q=LEAVING WITH ONE
At 98, Peggy remembers her youth well.
Shortly after her family moved in they realized they were not alone.
Peggy says she saw the White Lady when she was six or seven.
She, her mother and sisters were on the porch with several guest when an
uninvited one appeared.
SOT 9/9/97 11:20:73
IN Q=WE SAW THIS
((MAUPIN: WE SAW THIS LADY COME WALKING UP THE STREET. SHE WAS DRESSED ALL IN
WHITE WITH OLD FASHION CLOTHES ON AND WHEN SHE GOT TO THE BIG OAK TREE SHE
DISAPPEARED AND MY MOTHER TURNED AND SAID 'DID ANY OF YOU SEE WHAT I'VE
OUT Q=WHAT I'VE SEEN
And many of them had.
Some members of the restoration committee say they've also heard hoop skirts
rustling, a woman singing and footsteps in halls.
The ghost stories still bring visitors to the house.
A nationally syndicated show dealing with ghostly happnenings taped an
episode at Avenel.
And psychic investigator Debra Carvelli brings students here several times a
year so they can experience the feelings that still remain from the antebellum
SOT avenel 10/28/97 1 18:46:08
IN Q=SOMETIMES YOU ACTUALLY
((DEBRA CARVELLI/PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR: SOMETIMES YOU ACTUALLY SEE GLIMPSES, IT
JUST DEPENDS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE TIME OF DAY.))
OUT Q=AND THE TIME OF DAY
But no one knows for sure who the lady in white is.
But it's the history behind the house that the foundation tries to keep
alive with its tours.
They say this Bedford County family is part of the fabric that binds this
SOT avenel 10/28/97 1 19:06:03
IN Q=YOU TAKE ALL
((SUSAN OVERSTREET/AVENEL FOUNDATION: YOU TAKE ALL THE ORDINARY PEOPLE AND
THAT'S WHO WE ARE. IT'S IMPORTANT WE APPRECIATE WHAT OUR FORE-FATHERS DID FOR
US AND WE TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE LOSE A PART OF OURSELVES IF WE DON'T.))
OUT Q=IF WE DON'T
And historians say that's what Letitia Burwell left with her writings and
Kate with her sketches--a glimpse of the past through their eyes as history was
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Coming up next
we'll tell you why John Warner is the centerfold of a national magazine.
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Virginia's senior senator lands on "George" magazine's best- dressed list.
70-year old John Warner has had his clothes made by a Richmond tailor since
he was first elected in 1978.
IN Q=For most
((BARRY ZELL/SEN. WARNER'S TAILOR: FOR MOST PEOPLE I GUESS THEY CAN TELL THE
DIFFERENCE I GUESS BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD. BUT THEN SOMEONE WITH REALLY GOOD
TASTE THEN DEFINES AND SEPARATES GOOD FROM BETTER, AND BETTER FROM BEST. AND
HE LIKES BEST.))
SUPER=01-Barry Zell/Sen. Warner's Tailor;
OUT Q=likes best.
But the tailor says Warner popped in last week to brag "his girlfriend"
Barbara Walters was the cover girl of this month's "George," and HE was the
So is his fashion savvy a vanity thing?
IN Q=I don't
((I DON'T THINK SO. I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK HE JUST KNOW'S WHAT'S RIGHT AND
WHAT'S WRONG AND HE DOES WHAT'S RIGHT.))
OUT Q=what's right.
The magazine urges freshman congressmen to take note of the "Virginia
But there's also a caution for Governor George Allen -- bolo ties earned
Colorado's governor a spot among the WORST- dressed this month.
That caution could also be extended to a man who'll be in the public eye
much more now -- and has some formal occasions coming up.
Stay with us, when we return Steve Mason will have all tonight's high school
Patrick Henry beat William Fleming 22-18 tonight. Pulaski's victory over
Cave Spring means the Colonels and the Cougars tie for the Roanoke Valley
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Colonels; :00
Leading six-nothing; Fleming's Sherman Lea hits a wide open Scott Bird on
this 11 yard touchdown pass and the Colonels were out in front 12-zip.
But Patrick Henry's James Hickenbotham took over. This 46 yard TD gallop
gave PH a 15-12 advantage. Both Hickenbotham and Fleming's Lee Suggs reached 2
thousand yards on the season but the patriots reclaim the Noel C. Taylor Cup
with a 22-18 win.
SUPER=03-Pulaski/Knights vs. Cougars;
Before the Pulaski/Cave Spring game; Lee Cook, the Pulaski player who died
recently; had his jersey retired.
((REGINIA COOK/LEE'S MOM:))
SUPER=01-Regina Cook/Lee's Mom; :00
OUT Q=...being retired"
William Byrd is in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years after
topping Blacksburg tonight.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Terriers vs. Indians; :00
On the second play; Byrd quarterback Josh Wheeler calls on his work horse
OJ Thomason. he bursts up the left side for a 39 yard touchdown run. 7-nothing
Then; with 2 minutes left in the first quarter; Thomason does the dirty work
again and Byrd beats Blacksburg by 16.
Parry McCluer, Bath County and Covington end the season in a three way
Pioneer District tie.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Chargers vs. Fighting Blues; :00
Fightting Blues against bath. In the third quarter; Blues leading 20-to-6.
Parry McCluer Q-B Eric Catlett is looking to extend that lead and finds
SUPER=34-Parry McCluer/26/Bath Co./14;
John Miller. Miller beats the coverage and finds the zone.
A turnover gives the Chargers the ball at the Blues' 15, Brandon Woodard
cuts across the field to the opposite sideline and motors for the score. But
Parry McCluer tops Bath.
Soggy highlights from 11 other games on tonights FFE menu; lets get your
appetite revved up with the numbers.
WIPE TO BOARDS!!!!
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score"
STEVE WILL TOSS TO MIKE BACK IN THE NEWS ROOM!!!!!!!
SUPER=55-Halifax Co./0/G.W. Danville/70/Salem/27/Rockbridge
SUPER=55-Cave Spring/28/Pulaski Co./31/Patrick Henry/22/Wm. Fleming/18/Floyd
SUPER=55-Radford/55/Auburn/21/E.C. Glass/No/Amherst Co./Rpt./John
SUPER=55-Bath Co./14/Parry McCluer/26;
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we will head to the ice for highligths from the Express/Bombers game when
and tell you about a little NBA player who was involved in a big trade
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Roanoke College basketball legend Gene Studebaker died Thursday. He was a
member of the maroons famous "Five Smart Boys" and player at RC from 1937 to
In NBA news; The Charlotte Hornets traded Muggsy Bogues today. So, of this
threesome: Dell Curry, Tony Delk and Mugssy; only Curry remains. Delk was also
involved in the trade to the Golden State Warriors. Curry is now the only
original Hornet still with Charlotte.
Bogues, who ranks as the NBA's all time best in assists to turnover ratio; and
Delk were traded for guard BJ Armstrong.
The Express fought off a fast Dayton start to shell the Bombers 5-3. Roanoke
is now 5 and 1 and a perfect 4 and OH at the Round House.
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Welcome back Matt O'dette. some muscle the Express can use!
Dayton's Steve Roberts opened the game up at the end of the first with two
goals 8 seconds a part that put the Bombers up 2-nothing.
But the Express exploded in the the second. Watch Todd Norman give to Chris
Lipsett...back to Norman. The shot is deflected right to J.F Tremblay who
barriers the biscuit and we are tied at 2.
Less than a minute later... Chris Fess and Kris cantu on the vintage 2 on 1.
cantu goes top shelf and the Express win by 2.
Now here's the numbers.
wipe to scores
WIPE TO BOARDS
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In college football, VMI plays host to Appalachian State tomorrow at 1pm
on Alumni Field.
In a 1:30 start; Liberty plays Norfolk State at Price Stadium in Norfolk.
James Madison is on the road at Northeastern in a 12:30 kick off.
In division III; Ferrum travels to Frostburg State,
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and Washington & Lee battles Emory & Henry in Emory at 1:30.
The Big East schdedule is also filled with late season drama,
20th ranked Virginia Tech faces conference foe Miami at lane Stadium in a
Tech is coming off an impressive win over UAB and faces a Miami team that
has won four straight and three consecutive conference battles.
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
((RYAN CLEMENT/MIAMI QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Ryan Clement/Miami Quarterback; :17
OUT Q=...we're gonna try"
It's a huge football weekend in the ACC. 3rd ranked Florida meets 5th
ranked North Carolina tomorrow.
Virginia's opponent; Georgia Tech, has suffered two straight losses to the
Seminoles and the Tarheels.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Tarheels vs. Yellow Jackets; :00
But the rambling reck almost beat UNC; losing 16-13. The Yellow jackets
schedule is ranked 9th toughest in the nation and GT has the talent to run with
the big boys.
IN Q="I think
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...good football team"
Kick off at Scott stadium in Charlottesville is set for 3:30.
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