Six Henry County residents are dead, including three young children after a
fire demolished their home shortly after midnight this morning.
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Tina Tenret joins us live from the scene.
Tina, what have you found out from relatives?
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(Rollcue:never woke up)
IN Q=I talked to my Mom
SUPER=01-Barbara Jamison/Victims' Relative; :00
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :17
SUPER=01-Bill Farrar/Henry County Spokesman; :42
OUT Q=tragic situation
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In a matter a weeks the employment prospects at the Danville Goodyear plant
have gone from rosy to dismal.
A few weeks ago Goodyer was ready to hire hundreds of workers, but now its
set to layoff up to 100.
Goodyear officials say the union's refusal to work on Sundays prompted
Goodyear to stop investing in the plant.
IN Q=We are currently reviewing
((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING ... A GOOD
PORTION OF THAT.))
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Communications Manager;
OUT Q=portion of that
Goodyear has already moved some equipment to plants that produce tires seven
days a week.
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Pat Buchanan says he has the answers to solving America's economic problems
in a new book he's working on.
IN Q=ONE DAY WE'D HAVE
((ONE DAY WE'D HAVE AN ECONOMY WHEN A MAN COULD SUPPORT HIS ENTIRE FAMILY, AND
A LARGE FAMILY, ON A SINGLE WAGE, A LIVING WAGE, AND FEWER AND FEWER CAN DO
THAT. I DON'T THINK THAT'S PROGRESS, I THINK THAT'S REACTIONARY. So what do
we do? YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BUY THE BOOK. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/Talk Show Host;
OUT Q=but the book, now
Buchanan ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 19-96.
He spoke at Washington and Lee University last night.
First Union is becoming the biggest bank on the East Coast.
First Union says it will take over Philadelphia-based CoreStates Financial
in the biggest banking deal in U-S history.
Reportedly more than 16- and- a- half- BILLION dollars in stock will change
The deal will make First Union the sixth-largest bank in the country.
A First Union spokeswoman said the merger should NOT have any impact on jobs
in the Roanoke Valley.
If the federal government approves the deal, the merger should be completed
by next November.
The crisis in Iraq is the focus of talks around the world today.
SUPER=03-New Delhi, India;
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has cut short her visit to India and
is now headed to Geneva.
She'll meet with the foreign ministers of Russia, France and Britain.
Yesterday Iraq rejected a U-S offer to ease economic sanctions and help end
the crisis over weapons inspections.
IN Q=the sanctions.../
THE SANCTIONS HAVE NOT STOPPED HUMANITARIAN AID FROM COMING THROUGH...AND THAT
FRANKLY, IT'S NOT THE UNITED NATIONS THAT
IS KEEPING THE IRAQI PEOPLE IN HARDSHIP BUT SADDAM HUSSEIN. ))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/U.S. Secretary of State:
OUT Q=Saddam Hussein is doing.
Meantime, the U-N Security Council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss
Yesterday President Clinton has ordered six b-52 bombers and six stealth
fighters to the gulf, where they will join some 250- U.S. warplanes and 22
ships already in the region.
Another 30 planes are ready to be dispatched if needed.
Nearly a year and a half after T-W-A Flight 800 exploded off the Long Island
coast, the F-B-I has closed the criminal investigation.
The agency says it found no evidence that a bomb or missile brought down the
The investigation will now be turned over to the National Transportation
The N-T-S-B will continue to try to figure out what caused the center fuel
tank to explode shortly after the plane took off from Kennedy Airport.
((JAMES HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN:
WE'RE DETERMINED, TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WE'RE GOING TO
KEEP GOING UNTIL WE'RE SATISFIED WE DID EVERYTHING WE CAN. ))
SUPER=01-James Hall/NTSB Chairman;
OUT Q=everything we can.
The plane exploded in a huge fireball and crashed into the Atlantic killing
all 230 on board.
Two shocking reports of child abuse in the midwest.
A Wisconsin couple is expected to be charged today with abusing their seven-
year- old daughter.
The little girl was found locked in a dog cage in the family's basement.
Police found her after her eleven- year- old brother arrived at the police
station barefoot and coatless.
And in Chicago, eight children between the ages of nine months and ten years
were taken to the hospital this morning after they were found living alone in a
A historic bill signed today by President Clinton will make it easier to
remove children from abusive families.
It's an adoption bill that will speed up the adoption process.
Right now there are an estimated 100 thousand children in foster care
waiting to be adopted.
Experts blame the backlog on a 19-80 law requiring authorities to try to
reunite families before they place children for adoption.
A day before his trial was set to begin, a Carroll County man has pleaded
guilty to murder.
Twenty-two- year- old Teddy Roe Dixon says he was high on crack cocaine when
he shot, stabbed and beat his roommate, 50- year old William Epperson.
He faces two life sentences.
Sentencing is scheduled for February.
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Election '97 shook up Richmond.
Two weeks after election day, NO one in the state capital knows who'll be
sitting in the key chairs in the House of Delegates.
Ellen Qualls has a preview.
IN Q=You remember
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus; :26
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :32
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( sot standup 14:33:16
(( You remember the game: musical chairs.
Well the music stops in Richmond on January 14th, when Virginia's lower
chamber reconvenes to decide who sits in it's most important chair-- that of
the Speaker of the House.))
This month's elections left Democrats with a one vote majority in the 100
member House -- their slimmest hold on power this century.
And speculation on the political leanings of current Democrats like Lionell
Spruill of Chesapeake is daily fodder.
((SCOTT LEAKE: IT'S REALLY VOLATILE. A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF
DIFFERENT IDEAS AS TO WHAT SHOULD BE DONE.))
((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IF THE REPUBLICANS ARE ABLE TO SWITCH A
DEMOCRAT OR TWO, AND ARE SUCCESSFUL IN BEING ABLE TO THROW THE SPEAKERSHIP UP
FOR GRABS. AND IN FACT SOME OF THE RUMORS RIGHT NOW SAY PUT THE SPEAKERSHIP IN
THE HANDS OF AN INDEPENDENT, LIKE LACEY PUTNEY, THEN THAT WOULD REALLY BE A SEA
CHANGE IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.))
But Democrats say don't expect House Speaker Tom Moss to give up power when
he doesn't have to.
((THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES HAS BEEN ORGANIZED IN SUCH A WAY THAT EVEN A SLIM
MAJORITY FOR THE DEMOCRATS IN NUMBERS IN THE HOUSE, IN OVERALL NUMBERS,
TRANSLATES INTO A VERY SIGNIFICANT GOVERNING MAJORITY.))
That's largely because of the enormous power of the Speaker.
He appoints all committee members and then assigns bills to friendly or less
than friendly committees.
((SCOTT LEAKE: CURRENTLY, THE DEMOCRAT MAJORITY KEEPS TO ITSELF MOST OF THE
((BOB HOLSWORTH: I THINK IN FACT MOST VIRGINIA VOTERS WOULD PROBABLY BE FAIRLY
SURPRISED TO UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF OPERATION OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.))
Some of those rules may be revised in January.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Factors like child care, transportation, and work clothing can present a
challenge for Virginians trying to get off the WELFARE roll and on the PAYROLL.
And while those on government assistance are struggling to become
independent-- they DO need some help along the way.
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IN Q=We're seeing a gradual
((SANDRA KING/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: WE'RE SEEING A GRADUAL INCREASE
IN THE NUMBER OF CALLS, PERSONS LOOKING FOR FOOD, CLOTHING, FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE-- AN AWFUL LOT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN SO FAR AS HEATING, FUEL
ASSISTANCE, ELECTRIC BILL ASSISTANCE. ))
SUPER=01-Sandra King/Community Services;
OUT Q=bill assistance
Local agencies are stepping up to the plate-- as well as members of the
local religious community.
TAKE FULLSCREEN GRAPHIC
Lending a hand to make welfare reform work-- that's part three of our series
"A Second Chance at Success" continuing tonight on News 7 at six.
Virginia is the tenth most popular
tourist destination in the U-S and Martinsville wants to cash in --
Town leaders are hoping a new Virginia Museum of Natural History will bring
people to Martinsville.
It will replace the old Martinsville General Hospital and stretch over 43
That leaves plenty of room for dinosaurs and other exhibits.
IN Q=We might do something on roadkill
((STEVE PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE MIGHT DO SOMETHING ON ROADKILL, ACTUALLY.
THAT'S BEEN IN THE WORKS. IT'S KIND OF AN INTERESTING SUBJECT. WE SEE A LOT
OF THAT ON THE HIGHWAY. I AM SURE YOU SAW SOME DEER COMING DOWN HERE
SUPER=01-Steve Pike/Museum Director;
OUT Q=coming down here perhaps
Tourists would be a big boost not only to the museum, but also to the city
IN Q=We're here in the triad area
((MARK CRABTREE/VICE-MAYOR: WE'RE HERE IN THE TRIAD AREA ... MUSEUM))
No date has been set yet for the new museum's opening -- but directors say
construction will take several years.
City workers discovered the remains of eleven bodies, believed to have been
buried sometime in the mid 18-hundreds. The city discovered what officials
think are the remains of Yelverton Oliver... a wealthy horse racer who died in
Joining me today is George Kegley a Roanoke historian. Thank you for being
SUPER=01-George Kegley/Roanoke Historian;
((Since this discovery have you learned anything about Yelverton Oliver?))
((What type of impact did he have on Roanoke and its beginnings?))
((With the increase of construction and remodeling, how often does this sort of
((Do you know what is being done to identify the other remains?))
Thank you so much for being here.
Now let's find out what we can discovery about the weather outlook, Patrick.
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Downtown Roanoke, Incorporated will need to book another store now that the
City Market has lost a business.
Books, Strings, and Things has been a downtown fixture since it opened in
Recently the store has struggled financially--three years ago the owners
filed for bankruptcy.
Downtown Roanoke Incorporated expects it won't take long to find a new
tenant for the space.
Books Strings and Things will remain open through the end of the year.
The Sara Lee Casualwear plant in Hillsville is getting a new owner.
A couple who live in Fries, Virginia, is buying the plant and changing its
name to Hillsville Apparel Corporation.
The new owners take over in January.
A spokeswoman for Sara Lee said almost all of the plant's more than 500
employees will work for the new owners.
The plant makes T-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece clothing for a variety of
The Virginia High School League Group A and double A girls basketball
quarterfinals tipped off last night.
SUPER=03-Salem/Golden Wave vs. Spartans; :00
Lets start in Salem where the lady Spartans played host to Grundy.
In first quarter; Sarah Palmer makes the pass to Elizabeth Croy; who sinks
the jumper for Salem.
The Golden Wave answered. Leigh farmer finds Heather Shortridge for the lay
Palmer then shows her range taking SUPER=34-Salem/60/Grundy/46;
the pass from Lindsay Carroll and snapping the nylon for three of her team high
Salem was sharp on defense. Erin Collins benefits from the steal. The Lady
Spartans advance to the group 2A state semi finals Friday with the 60-46 win.
William Byrd advanced to the state semi finals with a 66-50 win over Bassett
SUPER=03-Bassett/Terriers vs. Bengals; :00
Brandy Allen lead her lady Terriers into battle.
With Bassett keying on Allen; Byrd guard Andrea Gay stepped up. Here she
takes the pass from Erin Caldwell and scores in traffic.
Then; two-time piedmont district player of the year Heather Miller scoops up
the loose ball and finishes under the iron.
Teammate Amber Triplett makes good on her name with the triple from the top of
But; Byrd had one two many second chances. Caldwell scores off the miss and
the lady Terriers will meet Charlottesville this friday in the semi's.
In Group A girls state quarterfinal action; Glenvar beat Hays 51 to 39 to
advance to the semi's. The Lady Highlanders led 23-16 at the half on their way
to the win. Katrina Williams led Glenvar with 16 points. Erika Hale tallied 15.
The V-M-I Keydets made their 1997-98 home debut last night against the Elon
Fighting Christians at Cameron Hall.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Fighting Christians vs. Keydets; :00
On the opening tip; Darryl Faulkner dishes to Aaron Demory; who rattles the
iron with the slam.
Then; Eric Mann passes to Demory for the one handed jam from right
underneath the hoop.
The keydets prove they too have the juice. Former Cave Spring standout Matt
Matheny takes the nifty pass from Faulkner and rips some rope. VMI cruises past
Elon 85 to 69 and improves to 1 and 1.
San Diego and Antarctica don't have much in common in terms of
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
But the San Diego Zoo has changed all that and is now the only place outside
Antarctica where penguins have hatched and survived.
The zoo has matched the lighting and temperatures of their natural habitat.
The chicks are too young to take care of themselves yet, so adults will care
A royal celebration for a royal anniversary in Britain.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 50 years of marriage to
The actual anniversary is tomorrow.
And over the next 48 hours the couple will play host to the biggest
gathering of crowned and former crowned heads of Europe
since her coronation.
The two days of festivities kicked off today with a lunch banquet.