Up next on News 7 at six, a bridge across time joins one of Roanoke's oldest
neighborhoods with downtown...
And a Governors conference looks at the problem of affordable housing.
In sports, The Packers beat the Cowboys Tech drops in the college football
And Steve Mason will take a look at the future of state basketball champions
Glenvar and William Byrd.
High winds start cranking overnight, and the mercury falls through the
The Chilly numbers are coming up.
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Roanoke City mended some fences today.
The controversial Second Street Bridge project is complete and open to
Gainsboro community groups joined the city in the celebration called:
"Reflection, Reunion and Reconciliation."
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=02-Rev. Ron Marsh; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 1995; :31
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Public Works Dir.; :48
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=BUT TO ME
((REV. RON MARSH: BUT TO ME THAT'S PRESERVATION OF THAT SPOT WHEN I CAN
REMEMBER THE OLD YMCA SITTING THERE AND THE OLD BRICK WALKWAY, STANDING THERE
AS A KID BEFORE DAY BREAK WAITING TO GO TO YMCA CAMP.))
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Ron Marsh has seen Gainsboro change a great deal over the years, but
ultimately he feels the new bridge will help bring the community back to life.
But that hasn't been the sentiment of some people in the area.
Residents spoke out against the project during the planning stages, saying
the new road was government's way of taking another slice of their historic
community and that the project would cut the neighborhood in two.
So developers took extra care in the finishing touches of the project.
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((BILL CLARK/PUBLIC WORKS DIR.: WE TRIED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS A UNIQUE PROJECT,
THE EXTRA LANDSCAPING AND THE BRICK WALKWAYS AND THE DISTINCTIVE LIGHT POLLS ON
OUT Q=POLLS ON THE BRIDGE
Gainsboro is Roanoke's oldest neighborhood.
In its hey day the thriving black community had it's own institutions,
businesses and leaders.
But urban renewal projects and the growth of suburbs contributed to the
demise of the neighborhood.
Marsh says he sees good things ahead.
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((WE CAN THINK ABOUT ALL THE SEPARATION BUT WHEN I THINK OF BRIDGE I THINK
JOINING TOGETHER AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE TO
LOOK AT THIS BRIDGE HAS JOINING TOGETHER.))
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Officials say the new boulevard creates easier access to downtown.
Those involved with the celebration hope it helps bridge a gap between the
old and the new.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Redevelopment in Gainsboro is part of a larger story, the effort to
revitalize other neighborhoods in northwest Roanoke.
Vacant lots and substandard housing have become the norm in parts of
northwest as longtime residents have died or moved away.
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((WILLIAM TABORN/NORTHWEST ROANOKE RESIDENT: EVERYBODY KNEW EVERYBODY.
PRACTICALLY EVERYBODY HAS DIED. I WAS TELLING SOMEBODY LAST NIGHT, THERE'S NOT
BUT THREE PEOPLE LIVING ON HARRISON AVENUE THAT WAS STILL LIVING WHEN I WAS A
SUPER=01-William Taborn/Northwest Roanoke Resident;
OUT Q=when I was a child.
TAKE FULL SCREEN LIVE/PROMO BOARD
This week, we'll hear more from William Taborn (TAY-born) and other
residents... as they discuss the problems and potential of their neighborhood.
Our series, Northwest Passages, starts Monday on News 7 at Six.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
Virginia is near the top of the list when it comes to sub-standard housing.
The Virginia Housing Development Authority says affordable and safe housing
can be tough to find.
During the next three days more than 700 vendors will discuss the issue at
the Governor's Housing conference at the Hotel Roanoke.
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((KATHLEEN O'ROURK/VA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: IN FACT THERE IS STILL A
GREAT DEAL OF SUBSTANDARD HOUSING AND ONE REASON WHY THIS IS THE LARGEST IN THE
NATION IS WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN PUTTING TOGETHER FOLKS FROM PRIVATE AND
PUBLIC SECTORS SO THEY CAN OFFER AFFORABLE HOUSING TO PEOPLE WHO OTHER WISE
THINK THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT.))
SUPER=01-Kathleen O'Rourke/VA Housing Development Authority;
OUT Q=able to afford it
The Governor's Conference runs through Tuesday.
It's is part of an urban revitalization initiative and the goal is to
improve housing and economic opportunities throughout the state.
Rockbridge County rescue workers joined forces to better serve their
They've started the Regional Central Dispatch Center, pulling together 11
Volunteer Fire Departments and five rescue squads.
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((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON CITY MGR.: JUST THIS PAST WEEK, THIS WEEK--TOOK THE
BIG STEP OF HIRING OUR FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WHO'S JOB IT WILL BE TO
ACTUALLY PUT THIS CONSOLIDATED CENTER TOGETHER AND PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT,
OUTFIT THE DISPATCHERS AND HIRE THE DISPATCHERS AND ALL THAT SORT OF STUFF.
WE'RE REALLY QUITE EXCITED ABOUT IT. THAT'S A BIG STEP FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL
SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington City Mgr.
OUT Q=for intergovernmental cooperation.
Ellestad says the consolidation has been in the planning stages since 1992.
The new center will improve the level of service by allowing localities to
share in expenses and responsibilities.
It's a first for Virginia--a winning lottery ticket nets the top prize in
the Big Game.
That's a lottery involving six states including the Commonwealth.
According to Lottery spokesman Ed Scarborough the ticket was sold at a Zip
Mart in Richmond and is worth 15 million dollars.
After taxes, of course, the winner will get 510-thousand dollars every year
for 20 years.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Besides passing a driving test, teenagers who want to get behind the wheel
may be faced with more restrictions.
That comes as the state tries to cut down on the high number of fatal
accidents involving teen motorists.
That story is coming up in a few minutes, after we check in with Andrew
Freiden in the weather center for the latest update.
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According to police in Suffolk Virginia, a woman was shot in the head while
sleeping; then woke up and called police--claiming she felt a tingling
sensation in her arms.
And, it wasn't until she arrived at a hospital that she realized what had
Her daughter is now in custody charged with aggravated assualt and use of a
gun in a felony.
The mother--Elaine G. Morings underwent surgery and is in good condition.
Police believe the daughter was angry that her mother disapproved of the
girl's relationship with a 22-year old man.
Teenage drivers may soon be ticketed for driving after dark.
That's one of the ideas the state is considering to cut down on the number of
accidents involving young drivers.
use file Teen-Drivers 96-49; Teen-Drivers 96-50;
People from 15 to 20 years old make up nearly 7 percent of licensed drivers,
but account for 14 percent of the motorists involved in fatal car wrecks.
Studies show that most of those accidents happen at night.
Limiting night driving is one of the provisions state officials are
considering as part of a "graduated licensing" law.
Children can pick some of the worst places to throw a fit--a crowded grocery
store or midway through a church service.
Some parents resort to bribing their child to stop the crying, screaming or
But, as Stacey Martin reports on this week's edition of Parenting, that may
actually encourage the misbehaving.
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SUPER=01-Julia Jessee/Mother; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Gudrun Freeman/Family Counselor; :25
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
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IN Q=Bribery is such
((JULIA JESSEE/MOTHER: BRIBERY ..IS SUCH A TERRIBLE WORD BUT IT ENTERS INTO THE
PICTURE. AND, IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'RE TRYING TO COERCE THEM INTO DOING SOMETHING
OUT Q=something that's bad
Instead of bribery, family counselors suggest using a reward and punishment
system and laying out ground rules when both parent and child are calm.
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IN Q=When the child
((DR. GUDRUN FREEMAN/CHILD FAMILY COUNSELOR:WHEN THE CHILD IS REASONABLY CALM
AND YOU'RE REASONABLY CALM IF YOU LAY OUT WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE FOR GOOD
BEHAVIOUR, WHEN YOU HAVE SPENT THE AFTERNOON PLAYING QUIETLY FOR INSTANCE YOU
WILL GET 15 MINUTES EXTRA TIME WITH ME AND I'LL READ YOU A BED TIME STORY. IF
YOU DON'T I WILL TAKE YOU HOME.))
OUT Q=take you home.
Dr. Freeman also says when correcting unwanted behavior, parents should give
demands once and mean it--following through with consequences if the child's
behavior doesn't change.
And, she says it's important to "catch the child at his or her best" by
praising good behavior.
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IN Q=Typically you do
((DR. FREEMAN/FAMILY COUNSELOR: TYPICALLY YOU DO NOT PUNISH OR BRIBE A CHILD
WHEN IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF BAD BEHAVIOR BECAUSE WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS REWARDING
BAD BEHAVIOR. SO, IF YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MALL AND A CHILD IS THROWING A
FIT WHAT YOU'RE TEACHING A CHILD IN ESSENCE IS THAT WHENEVER SHE WANTS A TOY
SHE NEEDS TO THROW A FIT.))
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Stacey Martin, News 7.))
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Giving a pet as a Christmas gift can be a nice gesture, but it also means a
lot of reponsibility for the recipient.
Faced with a high rate of return on holiday pet adoptions, the S-P-C-A is
offering an alternative solution for would-be pet givers.
We'll explain when the news continues.
First Union is on its way to becoming the East coast's biggest bank.
And Norfolk Southern trains are getting 21st-century toilets.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business
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It's the biggest banking deal in United States history.
First Union is buying Philadelphia-based CoreStates Financial for 16-billion
dollars in stock.
The buyout makes First Union the East coast's biggest bank.
Pulaski Community and Alleghany Regional are on the list of hospitals likely
to separate from Columbia H-C-A.
The health-care giant plans to spin off 100 hospitals to create smaller, more
In Danville, the Goodyear plant is losing 100-jobs.
It's the first round of cuts since union workers voted against a seven-day
Thirty-nine jobs are leaving Roanoke County's Ingersoll-Rand plant.
All the cuts affect upper-level management.
In Hillsville, Sara Lee's sewing plant is getting a new owner and a new name.
Almost all of the plant's 510-workers will stay there after the plant becomes
the Hillsville Apparel Corporation.
Norfolk Southern workers were relieved to hear the railroad is chucking its
dry-hopper waste disposal system.
The railroad says chemical or flush toilets will take the place of plastic
bags onboard its locomotives.
DJIA pre pro
Wall Street has now officially recovered from last month's tumble.
The Dow added 309 points this week.
The Nasdaq picked up 37.
And that's this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
If you're thinking of adopting a dog or cat from the S-P-C-A as a Christmas
present, the organization wants you to think again.
use file PETS 97-11, SPCA 95-80;
A center manager says the number of adoptions usually drops off in November
then picks back up in the weeks just before Christmas.
The S-P-C-A says too often those who give the pets as presents assume the
recipient will take on the responsibility of caring for it.
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((TERRI WIERINGA/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SPCA: WE DON'T REALLY ENCOURAGE IT. WE HAVE
SOME THAT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED OUT A WEEK OR SO BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND THEY COME
BACK AND USUALLY, I'M NOT SAYING ALL OF THEM BUT WE USUALLY TRY TO ENCOURAGE
PEOPLE TO GET GIFT CERTIFICATES.))
SUPER=01-Terri Wieringa/Rockbridge Co. SPCA;
OUT Q=get gift certificates.
The gift certificates give the reciepient time to think it over.
They can pick up the pet on reserve for them, pick up a different pet, or
decide it's not really a good idea.
And coming up, George Foreman says he's retiring for good this time scores
and highlights from the N-F-L.
Including the Green Bay Packers big win over the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau
field in Green Bay.
Dorsey Levens rushed for a franchise record 190 yards and Brett Favre passed
for 4 touchdowns as the Packers beat the Cowboys 45 to 17.
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Favre warming up on the sideline before the game.
And with 5 minutes left in the first quarter he hits Dorsey Levens over the
middle for the 7 yard touchdown pass play to make it 7 to nothing.
But the Cowboys come right back. Deion Sanders makes the move and
intercepts the Favre pass and returns it 50 yards for the Touchdown and the
score was tied at 10 to 10 at the half.
Favre hooked up with tight end Mark SUPER=30-Green
Bay/45/Dallas/17/;Chmura on 2 touchdown passes in the second half this 4
yarder made it 17to 10 and the Packers win it 45 to 17.
New England returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the last two
minutes before the half and held on to beat the Miami Dolphins 27 to 24.
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/NBC SPORTS; :
Jimmy Johnson walking to the Dolphins bench before the game.
The Patriots took the early lead when Dave Megett puts the ball in the air
on the half back pass hitting Troy Brown who scores from 35 yards out making it
10 to 3 New England.
Larry Whigham returned an interception for a 60 yard touchdown
SUPER=30-New England/27/Miami/24/;then on Miami's next possession Jimmy
Hitchcock steps in front of this Dan Marino pass and returns it 100 yards for
the score and the Patriots win it 27 to 24.
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants meet tonight at Jack Kent Cooke
And the winner of this game between N-F-C rivals will take over first place
in the division.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBC SPORTS; :
At the Vet, The Steelers get ready for cross town rivals the Philadelphia
Third string quarterback Bobby Hoying completed 15 of 31 passes for 246
yards as the Eagles knock off the Steelers.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-/Tampa Bay/7/j/Chicago/13////Carolina/10//St. Louis/7/3//;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/0//San Francisco/10/3///N.Y.
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If the Polls have anything to do with Virginia Tech getting the Big East's
Alliance Bowl spot in the Fiesta Bowl the Hokies are in big trouble.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/KDKA; :
Yesterday in Pittsburgh, Pete Gonzalez passed for four touchdowns to lead
the Panthers to a 30 to 23 win over the Hokies.
The loss knocked the Hokies out of the A-P top 25 and dropped them to 21-st
in the U-S-A ESPN poll 5 spots behind Syracuse. Syracuse is also 16-th in the
Tech is 7 and 3 overall and 5 and 2 in the Big East.
Tech will go to Virginia next week needing a win and a Miami victory over
Syracuse to force a tie between the Hokies and Orangemen.
If there's a tie the highest ranked team gets the alliance spot.
The group A and 2A girls basketball seasons finished up yesterday. Glenvar
and William Byrd captured state championships.
But what about next year? Steve Mason has more.
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SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; :12
SUPER=01-Brandy Allen/William Byrd Senior; :57
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; 1:25
SUPER=01-Barry Reed/Virginia High Athletic Director; 1:37
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Heavyweight boxer George Foreman says its time to hang up his gloves. Last
night in Atlantic City Shannon Biggs won a majority decision over the 48 year
old Foreman in a non title fight.
After the fight Foreman said quote I've had a wonderful boxing career but
I'm a salesman at heart. Foreman was a two time heavyweight champ.
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