Up next on News 7 at Six, Pat Robertson takes credit for Jim Gilmore's
And a small Southwest Virginia town says veterans deserve a bigger salute,
and today, they got it.
In sports, The Redskins win at home plus other highlights and scores from
And Virginia Tech and Virginia won conference games yesterday and their post
season playoff hopes are very much alive.
Mostly Clear tonight-- then a partly cloudy and cool start for the week.
all the details coming up
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is claiming partial credit for
Republican Jim Gilmore's successful campaign for
use file tape E-Robertson 97-27; Christian-Coalition 96-55;
Robertson says the turning point in the campaign was in October when
Democrat Don Beyer aired television ads portraying Gilmore as the religious
Robertson aides distributed charts showing how Gilmore pulled away from
Beyer in polls from that point through to his victory last week.
Both Democrats and Republicans say Robertson is overestimating his
significance in the election.
They say Gilmore's pledge to cut the
hated car tax led to his victory.
Covington and Clifton Forge will receive about 42 thousand dollars of a two
million dollar federal grant.
The funds--divided among six Virginia localities--will go towards reducing
teenage pregnancies and helping programs providing role models for young
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IN Q=Many times they
((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ALLEGHANY-ROANOKE HEALTH DISTRICT: MANY TIMES THEY NEED A
ROLE MODEL ON HOW TO MAKE LIFE DECISIONS, HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BABIES,
WHAT SORT OF ENVIRONMENT IS HEALTHY FOR THEIR BABIES TO GROW IN.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Molly Rutledge/Alleghany-Roanoke Health District;
OUT Q=to grow in.
There was an 8 percent increase in the teen birth rate in the Alleghany
Highlands from 1990 to 1994.
And, a study reported almost 5,000 women and infants in need of health
services in January of this year.
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IN Q=The Alleghany is
((THE ALLEGHANY IS GEOGRAPHICALLY ISOLATED SO OFTEN THE SERVICES THAT MIGHT BE
AVAILABLE IN ROANOKE DON'T EXPAND ALL THE WAY TO THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS. THE
POPULATION BASE TOO IS NOT HUGE TO OTHER CITIES SO IT DOESN'T DRAW IN DOLLARS
THAT SAY RICHMOND OR PETERSBURG WOULD.))
OUT Q=or Petersburg would.
Rutledge says part of the money will be used to start programs for young
fathers as well.
Tuesday is Veterans Day.
Across the country those who served will be taking the day to remember the
wars they fought and the friends they lost.
Locally, communities are already honoring their veterans.
Scott Goldberg has more from Floyd, where the town held its first-ever
Veterans Day parade.
IN Q=The town of
SUPER=01-Hal McGrath/Parade Organizer;
SUPER=01-Walter Overstreet/World War II Vet
SUPER=01-Henry Shelo/World War II Vet
OUT Q=SG, News 7
(( The town of Floyd decided it wasn't doing enough to honor its veterans.
So this year, instead of holding its annual, and traditionally brief,
Veterans Day ceremony...
The town decided to round up its troops and march down Main Street.
IN Q=We need to do more
((HAL MCGRATH/ PARADE ORGANIZER: WE NEED TO DO MORE THAN JUST HAVE A LITTLE
CEREMONY IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE. I SAID WE NEED A BIG PARADE.))
SUPER=01-Hal McGrath/Parade Organizer
OUT Q=a big parade
McGrath is a retired Navy captain who spent years living overseas.
But his story is just one of more than 50 in the parade.
Air Force pilot Walter Overstreet spent a year in a German prison
camp...where he says he lost 90-pounds eating boiled alfalfa and potatoes.
IN Q=The problem was food
((WALTER OVERSTREET/AIR FORCE VETERAN: I THOUGHT IT TASTED A LITTLE ODD. AND
THAT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Walter Overstreet/World War II Vet
OUT Q= AN UNDERSTATEMENT
It was a day for veterans like Overstreet to meet with old buddies look back
with pride at the service they gave their country.
But not everyone was there to tell war stories.
((HENRY SHELO/WORLD WAR II VET: WELL WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT FAR AWAY.
WE TALK ABOUT NEIGHBORS AND WHAT WE DO IN OUR SPARE TIME.))
SUPER=01-Henry Shelo/World War II Vet
OUT Q= our spare time.
At this Veterans Day parade, the neighbors were out in force.. painting the
town in red, white and blue.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Floyd. ))
Roanoke was the site of a very special athletic competition this weekend.
The Special Olympic's fall tournament brought athletes from across the state
to the Star City.
The competition was fierce but at the finish line, it was all heart.
We'll tell you about those athletes and their events when the news
SUPER=82-1.37''/plus 0.46''/28.30''/minus 7.58'';
SUPER=83-Down 1.96 feet/Down 4.94 feet;Lake levels
Some of the Commonwealth's most competitive athletes brought their skills to
Roanoke this weekend.
They're participating in the Special Olympics Fall Tournament.
It's an annual competition for athletes from across Virginia.
Besides soccer, there were three other events today: roller skating,
volleyball and bowling.
The Special Olympians spend most of the year training for events like
today's, as well as winter and summer games.
Organizers say it's always rewarding to watch the participants battle it out
on the field.
IN Q= I think it's a feel-good thing
((VALERIE REINFORD/SPECIAL OLYMPICS: I THINK IT'S A FEEL-GOOD THING TO SEE THE
ATHLETES ARE REALLY ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND PERFORMING WELL. AND WE'VE HAD A
LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT OUT HERE TO CHEER THEM ON.))
SUPER=01-Valerie Reinford/Special Olympics
OUT Q=cheer them on.
Next up for Virginia Special Olympics is the Winter Games.
Those take place at the Wintergreen ski resort in January.
Parenting - 11/09/97
Many parents try to help their children by reinforcing what they study at
But, some adults may push academics even harder if their child is labelled
In this week's edition of parenting Stacey Martin talks about what that term
means for children and their parents.
IN Q=Amy Barnhart has
SUPER=01-Amy Barnhart/Cave Spring J.H.S. Counselor; :15
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
((Amy Barnhart has worked with gifted students and their parents through
most of her teaching career--helping to make school subjects interesting for
academically advanced students and counseling parents on how to put their
child's talent in perspective.
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IN Q=It's always important
((AMY BARNHART/CAVE SPRING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR: IT'S ALWAYS IMPORTANT
TO REMEMBER THAT GIFTED CHILDREN AREN'T GOING TO BE GOOD AT EVERYTHING NOR ARE
THEY ALWAYS GOING TO BE GOOD AT ONE THING. SO, AN EXPOSURE TO A VAREITY OF
EXPERIENCES AND INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT.))
OUT Q=information is important.
Barnhart says youngsters begin to show signs of giftedness around age eight
With younger children-- she says parents sometimes mistake a child's
precosiouness for giftedness.
Most teachers and counselors consider a student gifted if they learn
material faster than their peers, have a deeper understanding of it, act
creatively and prefer complex or ambiguous studying material.
SOT 11.52.50 - 11.53.07
IN Q=Quite often they
((QUITE OFTEN THEY MATURE PHYSICALLY EARLIER, THEY SOCIALLY ARE ASTUTUE. THEY
TEND TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT THEIR EMOTIONS AS WELL AS THOSE OF OTHERS.))
OUT Q=those of others.
According to Barnhart it's important to look for "stressors" affecting pre
gifted children such as self-doubt, a fear of failure and burning out by taking
to many difficult courses.
It's also critical, she says, that parents remind their gifted children that
they're valued for other personal qualities besides their intellect.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
It's not often you hear of college students learning from preschoolers.
But, it's happening at Radford University.
Teresa Hamilton more.
IN Q=Field trips
SUPER=01-Justine McConnell/Blacksburg Day Care; :38
SUPER=01-Cristina Pantin/International Student; :56
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Radford.
(( Field trips are an adventure for preschoolers at Blacksburg Day Care.
A trip to Radford University on Friday was no exception.
The children spent the morning sharing American songs with students enrolled
in the college's English Language Institute.
((HI, HO, THE DAIRY'O, THE WIFE TAKES A CHILD. ))
The college level students, who are from countries, as far away as Japan and
Venezuela, usually travel to Blacksburg to share their native culture with the
But this go 'round-- the children decided to do the traveling.
It's all part of a pilot program-- designed to educate the children about
IN Q=How do
((HOW DO YOU SPEAK IN SPANISH?UNO...DEAS. ))
The exchange has been equally beneficial for the international students,
who've found communicating with the children, has actually helped their
IN Q=My favorite
((CRISTINA PANTIN/INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:MY FAVORITE PART IS THAT THEY ARE THE
BEST TEACHERS WE HAVE BECAUSE THEY SPEAK WITH A VERY EASY LANGUAGE FOR US, THEY
CAN TEACH US DIFFERENT THINGS, THAT WE DON'T KNOW WITH A LOT OF LOVE, THEY
EXPRESS A LOT OF LOVE FOR US, IT'S GREAT. ))
OUT Q=it's great.
Organizers hope to expand the program to include other day care centers in
the New River Valley.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.))
Just ahead on the newscast, Roy Stanley will be here to wrap up all the
And, Andrew Freiden will tell us if we'll see the sun this week, like we did
today. That's coming up in a few minutes.
A Danville union says no to a continuous work week...
And a Botetourt County pipe company lands a three-million dollar deal in
Scott Goldberg has those stories in this week's News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=BIZ REVIEW GRAPHICS
SUPER=03-New Kent Co./File
OUT Q=BIZ EFFECTS
In Danville, 800 Goodyear union workers voted against working 7-days a week.
In response, Goodyear says it's finished investing in the Danville
plant...and may close it altogether.
That would put 21-hundred people out of work.
In New Kent County, Colonial Downs watched its stock plummet 30-percent after
Voters in Roanoke, Martinsville and Fredericksburg said no on referendums to
open off-track betting parlors.
In Troutville, a group of Chinese engineers was in town to check out its
three-million dollar purchase of Botetourt County pipe.
Connex Pipe Systems is supplying the pipe for a power plant being built in
the Chinese province Jiangsu.
Late-week worries about inflation took a chunk out of Wall Street's comeback.
The Dow gained 139-points to finish the week at 75-hundred-81.
The Nasdaq was up nine.
That's this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
GRAPHIC=Dads from a Distance
A high divorce rate in the U.S. means a large number in broken famiiles,
with parents fighting over child custody in court.
Statistics show mothers often win physical custody, leaving father's with a
SOT 13.10.05 - 13.10.15 tape 6
IN Q=The visitation, I
((GEORGE MARTIN/REMARRIED FATHER: THE VISITATION I DON'T GET IT, I DON'T VISIT
MY CHILD, WHEN I GET THERE I'M HER FATHER. I KNOW THAT, SHE KNOWS THAT, THE
VISITING IT'S A VERY LAME WORD.))
SUPER=01-George Martin/Remarried Father;
OUT Q=very lame word.
Stacey Martin will take an in-depth look into fathers and child custody
take full screen pinnacle board
issues in a four part series called "Dads from a Distance" beginning tomorrow
on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
And coming up, Virginia Wesleyan is the ODAC soccer champion the Cowboys win
And Barry Sanders has a record day in Maryland but the Redskins beat the
Lions this afternoon at the Jack.
Barry Sanders moved to third on the all time rushing list and his 9-th
straight 1-thousand yard rushing season is a N-F-L record.
But the Washington Redskins win this afternoons game 30 to 7.
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/FOX SPORTS; :
Leading 3 to nothing, The Redskin defense came up with a big play Jessie
Campbell intercepts the Frank Reich pass and Washington had good field position
at the Lion 30 yard line.
Several plays later Gus Frerotte fakes the handoff and hits James Jenkins on
the 2 yard touchdown pass and the Redskins were up 10 to nothing.
After leading 13 to nothing at the half the Redskins opened the third
quarter capping a 9 play 77 yard drive when Terry Allen dives through tackles
to make it 20 to nothing.
The Redskin defense contained
Barry Sanders until this run in the third quarter he out runs the defense on
his way to a 51 yard touchdown run but the Lions trailed 20 to 7.
Frank Reich left after a hard hit and Former U-V-A quarterback Matt
SUPER=30-Washington/30/Detroit/7/; Blundin came in but his first pass was
intercepted by Darryl Pounds who returns it for the score and Washington Wins
it 30 to 7.
Jacksonville used a strong rushing game this afternoon to beat the Kansas
City Chiefs 24 to 10.
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer on the sideline.
The Jaguars led 7 to nothing in the first then the running game took over
James Stewart scores from the one yard line to make it 14 to nothing Jags in
Still in the second Natrone Means SUPER=30-Jacksonville/24/Kansas
City/10/;takes the handoff stops then takes off again and blows through the
line for the 14 yard touchdown run to make it 14 to nothing and the Jaguars win
it 24 to 10.
Antonio Freeman caught 7 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown as Green Bay
beat St. Louis.
For all of the N-F-L scores lets check the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0100-/Kansas City/10/j/Jacksonville/24////N.Y. Jets/17/j/Miami/24///;
SUPER=0100-/St. Louis/7/j/Green Bay/17///j/Tampa Bay/31//Atlanta/10///;
SUPER=0100-/New Orleans/3//Oakland/10/3///N.Y. Giants/3//Tennessee/10/3//;
OUT Q=....last score."
The Virginia Tech Hokies took a huge step toward solidifying their position
as the Bowl Alliance representative from the Big East Conference.
Mike Stevens has more on their chances of spending the Holidays in Arizona.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Evan Paoletti/Fiesta Bowl Committee Member; :16
SUPER=01-Gennaro DiNapoli/Va. Tech Offensive Lineman; :23
SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/Va. Tech Running Back; :31
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 1:01
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((Moments after Tech's win over Miami - Fiesta Bowl Committee member Evan
Paoletti was congratulating the Hokies outside of their lockeroom. It was as
if he already knew Tech and not Syracuse would be heading West next month.
((EVAN PAOLETTI/FIESTA BOWL COMMITTEE MEMBER:))
((GENNARO DINAPOLI/VA. TECH SENIOR LINEMAN::))
((KEN OXENDINE/VA. TECH RUNNING BACK:))
Against Miami Oxendine ha da career his 36 carries, and his 147 yards rushing
moved hum past Eddie Hunter and Phil Rogers on the all-time rushing list.
But with road trips to Pitt and UVa still to come, he and the rest of the
Hokies know they must keep their postseason options wide open.
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
In Blacksburg, MIke Stevens News 7 sports.))
UVa's win over Georgia Tech yesterday moves the Cavs closer to another
bowl. and Steve Mason says; the November serge could be a sign of what's a
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :24
SUPER=01-Germane Crowell/6 Catches, 128 Yards, 1 TD; :50
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Co-Captain; 1:05
SUPER=01-Bryan Owen/Two TD Catches vs. Georgia Tech; 1:22
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
Over at Roanoke College this afternoon Eastern Mennonite and Virginia
Wesleyan squared off in the ODAC Soccer championship.
SUPER=03-Salem/Royals vs Marlins; :
Wesleyan led 2 to 1 after the first half of the game.
And the Marlins were ready to increase that lead win the Mennonite goalie
gets out of position but Jason Loder fills the hole with the Kick save and the
game remained 2 to 1.
The Royals would come back and on SUPER=34-Virginia Wesleyan/3/Eastern
Mennonite/2/;this play the ball is booted in front of the net and Yoder scores
the goal to tie it at 2 to 2 but Wesleyan wins it in 3 overtimes 4 to 3.