Up next on News 7 at Six... police are trying to find out who shot a
Roanoke teen this afternoon.
And before you bag that buck when hunting season starts tomorrow... make
sure you know the rules...
In sports, The Winston Cup Points title was decided at the Atlanta Motor
Speedway this afternoon scores and highlights from the N-F-L
And the Virginia Cavaliers open their basketball season tonight in Richmond.
The snow in the Mountains changes to flurries, and we're heading toward
record lows tonight.
The complete weather story is coming up.
A teenager was shot while standing on a Northwest Roanoke street corner this
The 17 year old boy was shot once in the neck.
He told police someone tried to rob him.
Officers found a single shell casing on the ground at the corner of 18th
From there, they say the victim ran to a friends house and called for help.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are interviewing witnesses this evening... so far no arrests have
Jim Gilmore is getting some help from Governor Allen to end the car tax.
use file tape from Allen-Drought, 95-67
In his last state budget, Allen plans to include money to help pay for the
first two years while the car tax is being phased out.
Allen announced his plans at a meeting with key members of the General
Assembly leadership yesterday.
Without the money, as a new governor it would be difficult for Gilmore to
find the funds he needs in Allen's spending package to phase out the tax.
The voter-turnout numbers are in from the last election, and the figures
seem to be related to income and education levels.
use file from Voter-Turnout, 97-68
According to pollsters fewer than one in five voters with high school
diplomas and no college education cast a ballot on November fourth.
On the other hand, more than half of those with a college education and
earning more than 50-thousand dollars showed up at the polls.
The wealthier the voter the more likely they voted Republican say some
They also claim that the dismal voter turnout among those of lower income
and less education helped the Republican party win all three of the top state
Hunters across Virginia will be trying to bag a buck tomorrow.
That's when the General Firearms Deer Season opens.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=01-Chad Green/Trebark Outfitters Inc.; :06
SUPER=01-Dave Cushman/VA Game & Inland Fisheries; :31
OUT Q=News 7.
((This is the prize hunters want to bring home.
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IN Q=it's going to
((CHAD GREEN/TREBARK OUTFITTERS INC.: IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD YEAR. FOOD IS
SCARCE BUT IT'S PROBABLY THE FIRST YEAR IN A WHILE I'VE SEEN MORE BUCKS THAN
DOE AND IT'S A GOOD BUCK POPULATION OUT.))
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But bagging a buck does come with some risk and responsibility.
Game Wardens say there's already been one shooting accident this season.
Hunters 15 years of age and under have to take hunter education and blaze
orange is among the many requirements.
SOT #1 9:26:46
IN Q=well you need
((DAVID CUSHMAN/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: WELL YOU NEED YOUR REGULAR
HUNTING LICENSE FIRST AND THEN YOU'LL NEED YOUR BIG GAME LICENSE WITH YOUR BIG
GAME TAGS FOR DEER, BEAR AND TURKEY. IF YOU HUNT ON PUBLIC LAND YOU'LL ALSO
NEED YOUR NATIONAL FOREST STAMP.))
OUT Q=NATIONAL FOREST STAMP
There are restrictions on the number of deer you can kill.
And those rules vary depending on the locality and whether the land is
public or private property.
SOT #1 9:27:24
IN Q=NOW IN ROANOKE
((CUSHMAN: NOW IN ROANOKE COUNTY BECAUSE IT FALLS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU
CAN ONLY TAKE ONE DEER PER DAY, EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU CAN TAKE TWO DEER
PER DAY. BUT YOU HAVE TO STAY WITHIN THE THREE DEER PER YEAR. UNLESS YOU BUY
BONUS DEER PERMITS AND YOU CAN ONLY GET ONE SET THIS YEAR WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO
ANOTHER TWO DEER.))
OUT Q=ANOTHER TWO DEER.
Those bonus permits are only good on private property.
So once you meet the rules, it's a competition between you and the deer.
Experienced hunters say it takes a lot of time and effort to bring home the
prize, but they say the hard work can translate into a winter of good eating.
Denise Allen News 7.))
A conference on wildlife conservation brought a call to arms last week in
In a modern, urban society, Mark Van Putten says the way most people enjoy
wildlife is in city parks or their own backyards.
The President of the National Wildlife Federation says it's critical that
those who watch wildlife understand what is needed to protect it.
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((MARK VAN PUTTEN/NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION: IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN
CONSERVATION MOVEMENT, OFTEN HUNTERS AND ANGLERS WHO HAVE ENJOYED WILDLIFE IN
THAT WAY HAVE BEEN IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE MOVEMENT. IT'S NOW TIME FOR THOSE
WHO WATCH WILDLIFE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ALSO BECOME LEADERS IN
SUPER=01-Mark Van Putten/National Wildlife Federation;
OUT Q=leaders in conservation.
Van Putten says a large and diverse coalition of people is needed to
defend habitat and protect wildlife.
He was a keynote speaker at the Watchable Wildlife Conference, held last
week at the Hotel Roanoke.
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More than 200 soccer teams coming from states such as Indiana, Michigan and
Alabama converged on the star city earlier today to square off--
at the seventh annual First Virginia Bank Fall Soccer Classic. They were
playing to raise money for a special cause.
We'll have more highlights when the news continues.
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As the holidays near, many families will be hitting the highways to spend
time with relatives.
But, driving with children can be difficult for many parents.
On this week's edition of Parenting Stacey Martin hears from one mother
about the difficulties of traveling with her youngsters and tips on ways to
make the ride easier.
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SUPER=01-Shannon Hepner/Mother; :00
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA; :32
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
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IN Q=The hardest part
((SHANNON HEPNER/MOTHER: THE HARDEST PART WAS TAKING BATHROOM BREAKS. WE'D GET
IN AND IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT A HALF-HOUR TO GET EVERYONE IN AND MY TWO YEAR OLD
JUST BECAME POTTY TRAINED SO SHE'S GOT TO GO A LOT.))
OUT Q=go a lot.
Hepner's experience is a familiar one for many parents spending hours in the
car with little ones on long road trips.
And, while the ride may be relaxing for adults, it's often frustrating for
One solution Triple-A suggests is to keep children busy.
SOT 13.07.52 - 14.08.08
IN Q=Play games in
((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA: PLAY GAMES IN THE CAR, HAVE MUSIC THAT YOU COULD PLAY.
THEY EVEN HAVE BOOKS NOW ON TAPE, THERE'S ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO
IN THE CAR TO KIND OF AMUSE THEM AND JUST BECAUSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO JUST SIT
THERE AND MAYBE SLEEP THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU'RE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO WANT
OUT Q=going to want to.
Bradford also says that parents should encourage kids to prepare for the
trip as adults do by packing their own luggage--with their parents' supervision
Other helpful hints include, packing the car leaving as much space as
possible for children to move around freely and perhaps planning for bathroom
breaks even when you don't want to pull over.
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IN Q=We keep a
((SHANNON HEPNER/MOTHER: WE KEEP A POTTY SEAT IN THE CAR TOO WHEN WE TAKE LONG
TRIPS SO WHEN I'M TRAVELING AND I HAVE ONE OF THE CHILDREN ASLEEP AND I DON'T
WANT TO HAVE TO STOP AND WAKE THE BABY UP SO WE CAN STOP AND DO THAT QUICKLY.))
OUT Q=do that quickly.
Triple-A says some other travel musts for road trips include a first aid
kit, children's medicine and dry food.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
A new ice rink opens, then temporarily closes.
And the worries continue at Danville's Goodyear plant.
Scott Goldberg has those stories in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Narrows/File Tape; :38
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((It took 78-days of construction to build the Roanoke Ice Palace...
And less than one day of business to shut it down.
Melting ice and a power surge delayed this week's grand opening.
The Ice Palace is the first of two proposed rinks to open in Roanoke.
In Danville, Community leaders are trying to stop things from getting worse
at the Goodyear plant.
Since workers voted against working seven-days a week, the plant has lost
projects to Topeka, Kansas and Mexico.
The Pitts County Chamber of Commerce is worried Goodyear might close the
In Narrows, it's a holiday vacation 400-workers didn't ask for.
The Celanese plant is laying off some of its employees for three weeks
starting December fifth.
Management blames low demand for high-tech Celanese fiber.
DJIA PRE PRO
A slight downturn on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones Industrials finished the week with a nine-point loss.
The Nasdaq Composite gave up 19.
That's this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback
It's been a while since we checked our viewer mail.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/November 4; :01
SUPER=10-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst/November 4; :07
SUPER=03-Richmond/October 16; 1:03
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
((Less than an hour before the polls closed on election day, noted political
analyst Larry Sabato was predicting a good night for Jim Gilmore and the
SOT Sabato & Ellen
IN Q=If there's a late night
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IF THERE'S A LATE NIGHT PART OF THIS
ELECTION IT WILL BE THE LT. GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RACES.
BUT THE GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE ARE OVER FOR ALL
ELLEN QUALLS/NEWS-7 RICHMOND REPORTER: NOW WE MUST CAUTION YOU THAT LARRY
SABATO'S SPECULATIONS ARE HIS OWN, BUT HE BASES THEM ON SOME KNOWLEDGE OF MEDIA
EXIT POLLING AND HIS OWN CALLS TO FIND OUT ABOUT TURNOUT.))
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst/November 4
OUT Q=about turnout.
"Airing these comments struck me as very unprofessional," say a couple of
viewers from Christiansburg. "Of course anyone who had been following polling
information probably knew this. Still, most of us--unlike Prof. Sabato--do not
have access to exit polls. Upon hearing reports that two statewide races were
over, a few people probably decided not to vote. These few votes would not have
changed the election. But the Virginia political system could hardly be hurt by
more people participating. In the future I hope that you will refrain from
announcing that the election is over until everyone has at least had the chance
A viewer from Covington wrote to thank us for our coverage of a
demonstration by retired Westvaco workers in Richmond.
"Your coverage meant a lot to these men, who made the 180 mile trip to
protest for a pension pay adjustment, which they have not had in 20 years. They
are senior citizens to be proud of."
If you'd like to express your views on our news coverage or issues in the
news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And you'll find our moderated forum and new chat room online at
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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The scores are in from today's sporting events.
Roy Stanley will be along in a few minutes with more on the winners and
losers from those games and Andrew Freiden will have a look at the extended
weather forecast complete with some possible snow flurries.
This was a big football weekend in Roanoke, but it wasn't pigskin flying
down the field.
The ball of choice was black and white for the 45-hundred athletes playing
in southwest Virginia.
The seventh annual First Virginia Bank Fall Soccer Classic brought more than
254 teams into the Roanoke Valley.
Some came from as far away as Michigan, Indiana, and Alabama.
Bank sponsors say tournaments like these make a big economic impact.
The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club sponsors several each year which they
say attract nearly 100-thousand visitors to the area.
And this weekend's tournament is expected to raise about three million
GRAPHIC=2nd Chance at Success
Finding a job can be tough sometimes, but for welfare recipients it's a must
if they don't want to suffer a lose in benefits.
It's a daunting task for many, but one some are determined to face for their
well being and that of their youngsters.
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IN Q=I've been on
((PATRICIA RIDDLE: I'VE BEEN ON THE SYSTEM FOR FIVE YEARS AND I DEFINITELY
WANT TO GET OUT BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE A FUTURE FOR MY CHILDREN. THINGS I
DIDN'T HAVE WHEN I GREW UP. I WANT TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL FOR MY KIDS.))
OUT Q=for my kids.
take pinnacle board
News 7 will present the first installment in a four part series called 2nd
Chance at Success.
Kimberly McBroom will examine the changes in store for people on welfare as
state governments begin enforcing the new legislation.
That's tomorrow at News 7 at Six and Eleven.
And coming up, The Giants beat the Cardinals on a day when several teams
were upset in the N-F-L.
But no upset in the Winston Cup Points race as Jeff Gordon captures the
title with a 16-th place finish in the NAPA 500.
Bobby Labonte took the checkered flag winning the NAPA 500 at the Atlanta
But the big winner was Jeff Gordon who finished 16-th to claim the 1997
Winston Cup Points Championship.
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Dale Earnhardt, hoping for his first win of the season, was the leader when
NASCAR waved the caution to check the tires.
On the re-start Mark Martin cameo out of the pits as the leader of the
race to collect the five bonus points for leading the race.
Brett Bodine and rookie Buckshot Jones hook up and hit the wall in turn two
bringing out the second caution of the day.
Gordon was 19 seconds behind the leader but he was running in the 15-th
spot needing to finish 18-th to win the points championship.
Dale Jarrett comes into the pits for tires he was running in the top 10
before the cars hit the halfway point.
Bobby Labonte was the leader at the half way point by as much as 19 seconds
and he holds on to win the NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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((BOBBY LABONTE/NAPA 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/NAPA 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=.....race car."
But Gordon was the big winner. His 16-th place finish was enough for him to
capture the points title by 14 points over Dale Jarrett.
IN Q="I think...
((JEFF GORDON/WINSTON CUP POINTS CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Winston Cup Points Champion; :
OUT Q=....pretty excited."
Jarrett was second in points Martin third Jeff Burton fourth and Dale
The New York Giants won for the sixth time in the last six weeks this
afternoon beating Arizona ___ to ____.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :
New York made it 10 to nothing in the second quarter when Danny Kanell goes
to the air and hits Amanta Toomer on the 56 yard touchdown pass to make it 10
But Jake Plummer rallied the Cardinals. On this play he scrambles and then
throws down field to Frank Sanders on the 70 yard pass play and Arizona trailed
by a score of 10 to 7.
The Cardinals tied it but New York moved it down field on this play Kanell
hits Tiki Barber who makes his third catch in a row giving New York a first in
the red zone.
Several plays later Kanell drops SUPER=30-N.Y. Giants//Arizona//;back
and hits Howard Cross on the one yard touchdown play and the Giants win the
game ____ to _____.
Kordell Stewart threw a pair of second half touchdown passes to lead the
Steelers to a 20 to 3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/NBC SPORTS; :
The Steelers led 3 to nothing then Norm Johnson comes in and boots this 25
yard field goal to make the score 6 to nothing Pittsburgh.
Stewart's favorite target was tight end Yancey Thigpen this play covers 33
yards and the Steelers were in scoring position again.
Several plays later Stewart goes to SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/20/Cincinnati/3/;
the air and hits Thigpen on the 20 yard touchdown pass play the Steelers led 13
to nothing and Pittsburgh wins it 20 to 3.
The Ravens and Eagles play to a 10 to 10 tie the Saints win their second
straight and the Colts knock off the Packers.
For those and all of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-/Minnesota/15/j/Detroit/38////New England/7/j/Tampa Bay/27///;
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SUPER=0100-/N.Y. Jets/23//Chicago/0/3///Oakland///San Diego///Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
The Roanoke Express returned to the Roundhouse last night and the 3 to 2
win over the Johnstown Chiefs upped their record to 6 and 3 in the Northeast.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Cheifs; :
The Chiefs and Express were feeling each other out early in the first
Then we pick it up in the second period the Cheifs get it going when
Harold Hersh slips the puck to Lucas Smital who scores the goal to make it 1 to
Dave Stewart scored to tie it at one and Chris Lipsett passes to Pete
Brearly who shoots for the score and it was 2 to 1 Express.
Then moments later Lipsett gets SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Johnstown/2/;out on
the break and scores unassisted to make it 3 to 1 Express and Roanoke goes on
to win it 3 to 2.
The Express will go for two straight today hosting the Louisville
Riverfrogs they faced off just a few minutes ago.
The Virginia Cavaliers open their 1997-98 basketball season tonight in
The Cavaliers have breezed through the exhibition season and now its time
for Roanoker Curtis Staples and the rest of the squad to get down to serious
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((CURTIS STAPLES/UVA GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/UVA Guard; :
OUT Q=....Year ago.
The Cavaliers and Spiders tip it off tonight at 7-oclock.
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