Today the world gets its first look at the McCaughey septuplets.
And more evidence of racisim in Floyd County.
Some clouds today, and maybe even some light sprinkles this eveing, but
skies will clear out as we head into the Holiday. I have the weekend outlook,
and a preview of the big Battle on the Gridiron between Tech and UVa.
News 7 at noon is next.
They are perhaps the world's most anticipated baby pictures.
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Today, for the first time, video was released of the world's only living
Five of the seven McCaughey babies remain hooked up to a ventilator and are
listed in serious condition.
Kenneth and Natalie are breathing on their own and listed in fair
Doctors called him Hercules because of the way he held up the rest of the
babies in the womb.
Doctors hope to have all the babies of the ventilator by the end of the
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A Floyd County minister and his wife are dealing with a cross burning, the
latest in a series of racial incidents, there.
In October, Pastor Diarmuid O'Hara found graffiti on the exterior of the
Indian Valley Presbyterian Church.
It read "K-K-K" and "White Power."
More recently someone shot out the light fixtures with a B-B gun.
Then this past weekend, a cross was found burning behind the church.
Pastor O'Hara believes the culprits may have propped the cross up against the
back wall, then pushed it over into the grass when the flames appeared to
threaten the church.
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((DIARMUID O'HARA/PASTOR: THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS THAT ARE REALLY CAUGHT UP,
THEY THINK IT'S REALLY COOL TO BE IN THE K.K.K., BUT THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. THEN THERE ARE SOME OF THE OLDER ONES WHO KNOW WHAT IT'S
ALL ABOUT AND THE WORST OF USING IT IT SOUNDS LIKE.))
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The experience has not deterred O'Hara, who says he might return to Indian
Valley once he completes his seminary work.
His wife, however, says she's not so sure that's a good idea.
State police say an Appomattox County man escaped injury after his car
collided with a freight train this morning.
33- year- old Robert Kurtanick (ker-TAN-ick) was heading to work at the
Jellystone campground on Route 460 around 7:30.
Authorities say Kurtanick did NOT stop at the crossing and never saw the
westbound Norfolk Southern train.
The train struck the front of Kurtanick's 1974 Dodge pickup and knocked it
to the side.
Kurtanick was not injured, but his truck was a total loss.
No charges will be filed.
The nation's top cop is in the hospital this afternoon after fainting last
night in Mexico City.
A Justice Department spokesman says Janet Reno is being treated for
gallstones and fatigue.
As previously planned, she will return to her home in Miami to rest over
the holiday weekend.
The Attorney General was in Mexico City attending a conference of
The AIDS epidemic is far from over, and apparently getting much worse.
In a new report today, the United Nations says one in every 100 sexually
active adults worldwide is now
infected with H-I-V.
Perhaps more frightening, of those infected only one in ten knows about it.
The report says 30 million people are now living with H-I-V and 16-thousand
new victims are infected every day.
Some encouraging new research today in the journal of the American Medical
Association about vitamins C and E and heart disease.
No one is claiming these vitamins are a magic bullet against too many
high-fat meals that cause clogged arteries.
But early indications reveal that maybe just maybe, they couldn't hurt.
John Roberts reports.
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SUPER=01-John Roberts/Reporting; 1:09
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Iraq responds to a U-S report that it's hiding tons of deadly nerve gas.
The National Christmas Tree stops in Southwest Virginia on its way to the
First, let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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Iraq today is denying a Pentagon report that it's stock piling tons of
lethal V-X nerve gas.
The U-S believes Saddam may have anywhere from 20 to 200 tons of
Baghdad calls the report part of America's propoganda campaign against
Meantime, U-N inspectors searched suspected weapons sites for a fourth day.
The daily inspections have been carried out without incident since
Saturday, but inspectors have yet to visit sites which Iraq calls
"sensitive" to its national security.
Danville students are remembering one of their own, an honor roll student
who was killed in a car crash on Monday.
Ruth Cardwell was killed when the car she was riding in flipped over on
Route 726 in Ringgold.
At Dan River High School, fellow students met in the cafeteria for
IN Q=They're sad
((DIANNE DONOHOE/SCHOOL NURSE: THEY'RE SAD. THEY'RE ANGRY. THEY'RE SHOCKED.
AND THEY'RE ALSO SHARING FUNNY TIDBITS ABOUT THE LIFE OF THIS PERSON. IN OTHER
WORDS, THEY'RE FINDING JOY IN THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH HER, IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP
SUPER=01-Dianne Donohoe/School Nurse;
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Another student, Anton Reece, was driving the car.
The hospital is not releasing his condition.
Cardwell and Reece both earned top grades and played in the band.
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((CLARISSA KNIGHT/PRINCIPAL: ANTON ALSO LOVED MUSIC, WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF
RUTH'S. I THINK THEIR FRIENDSHIP FORGED BECAUSE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP IN
OUT Q=relationship in band
Students say they want to help the victims' families.
After years of devastating flood damage, Roanoke is hoping to keep reisdents
high and dry.
The city is sending pamphlets out to every Roanoke address, telling
residents where the flood plains are, and what to do if you live in one.
Putting out the pamphlets also helped improve the city's position in the
insurance industry's Community Rating System, and that means lower rates.
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((GREG REED/ROANOKE CITY ENGINEER; ANYONE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE THAT PURCHASES
FLOOD INSURANCE AT THIS TIME WILL GET A FIVE PERCENT REDUCTION OVER THE
STANDARD FLOOD INSURANCE RATES BECAUSE OF OUR STANDING IN THE CRS PROGRAM. ))
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OUT Q=CRS program.
If you're in the process of buying or renting a house, you can visit the
City Engineer's office to check out the flood plain maps, they'll indicate
whether the property is in the danger zone.
A newspaper publisher who has worked in northwest Roanoke for many years
says the neighborhood can have a prosperous future, but the key is trust.
The Roanoke Tribune has documented the neighborhood's struggle for almost
Claudia Whitworth says she is optimistic that a new attitude, and a new
approach to neighborhood problems will bear fruit.
IN Q=What does northwest Roanoke need
((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/ROANOKE TRIBUNE: WHAT DOES NORTHWEST ROANOKE NEED THE MOST
TO REALLY ACHIEVE ITS POTENTIAL?
UNIFICATION AND TRUST. THAT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL KILLER. THERE'S BEEN A TOTAL
LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE RESIDENTS AND CITY GOVERNMENT AND BETWEEN RESIDENTS
AND IT'S JUST REALLY BEEN A NO TRUST, NO WIN SITUATION. AND WE'RE HOPING WE CAN
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/Roanoke Tribune;
OUT Q=we can build that.
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Our series, Northwest Passages, concludes tonight with a look at a
controversy more than 30 years ago, that still echoes in the neighborhood
As the National Christmas Tree makes its way to Washington, it made a stop
in our area.
This is the third year David Duvall has hauled "America's Holiday Tree" to
Yesterday-- he made a quick stop in Wythe County to visit family before
heading up the interstate to complete the three thousand mile trip.
The tree is a gift from the people of South Dakota.
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((MICHAEL EVANS/US FOREST SERVICE:WHEN IT WAS CUT I THINK IT WAS ABOUT EIGHT
ABOVE ZERO, THEY HAD A 30- BELOW ZERO WIND CHILL AND THEY ACTUALLY HAD TO COVER
THE TREE ONCE IT WAS DOWN WITH A TARP AND HEAT IT TO KEEP THE TREE FROM
BREAKING AS THEY TRIED TO WRAP IT. ))
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OUT Q=wrap it.
The 60 foot black hills spruce will be placed in four feet of concrete
before it's decorated.
The Speaker of the House will light the tree at a ceremony December 10th.
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Still to come,
Sports fans and the entertainment seekers turned out for a night of W-W-F in
the Star City.
This thoughtless thief gets nabbed in his robbery attempt in Texas.
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This next story could qualify for America's dumbest criminals.
The robber in this surveilance video, apparently forgot to pull his ski mask
down before attempting to rob a convienience store.
The slip seems to confuse customers, the woman in the video seems unsure if
he's a robber or not, when he asks for her money.
The robber remembers to pull his mask down half way into the robbery.
He was arrested a short time later thanks to the videotape, which clearly
shows his face.
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Love it or hate it, professional wrestling invaded Roanoke last night.
Andrew Freiden was there and has this story.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Jarrett/Wrestler; :19 (2nd time)
SUPER=01-Dave Hebner/WWF Promoter; 1:19
SUPER=01-Tony Perdue/Wrestling Fan; 1:29
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke
((FIREWORKS EXPLODING ))
It's not a pure sport, and it's not pure entertainment.
Promoters for the World Wrestling Federation admit it's more of a mixture of
B-ROLL SECOND PART OF THE BITE WITH SOMETHING ATHLETIC!
((JEFF JARRET/WRESTLER: IT'S DRAMA, IT'S SUSPENSE, IT'S ENTERTAINMENT, BUT
IT'S TRULY GREAT ATHLETES STEPPING INTO THE RING. I'VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES IN
MANY INTERVIEWS, I'D PUT THE WWF UP AGAINST ANY OTHER ATHLETIC CONTEST IN THE
The sports and drama combination works-- tickets for this packed show sold
for up to 15 dollars.
And this Roanoke crowd got plenty of bangs for its bucks.
While the wrestlers bend over backwards to put on a show, some of the
toughest fighting is saved for the front offices.
For years, the WWF was the biggest wrestling league there was--
But Ted Turner bought chief rival WCW - World Championship Wrestling- and
put it on his own T-N-T television network directly opposite Vince McMahon's
Adding fuel to the fire Turner used his deep pockets to sign away the
sport's superstars for more money.
Now the real battle of the Titan's is not with the competitors in the ring.
It's between the two millionaires as they fight tooth and nail for cable
back to tonight
And the WWF is tight lipped about the whole thing.
((You don't want to talk about it, do you? DAVE HEBNER/WWF PROMOTER: NO-- NO,
I WOULD NEVER LEAVE THE WWF. ))
The wrestling fans in Roanoke WOULD take sides.
((TONY PERDUE: WWF-- why are they better? BECAUSE I HATE THE NWO. ))
((JEFF JARRETT/WRESTLER: REALLY, THE FAN WINS, AND THE WRESTLERS WIN, BECAUSE
THE BOSSES ARE VYING FOR EACHOTHERS CONTRACTS. ))
And it appears competition on the airwaves makes for better competition in
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke. ))
You can catch last night's show on the USA network this Monday night.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was down a fraction of a point.
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An announcement from Chicago on Scottie Pippen's future with the Bulls.
The Lady Cavs sent Lady Hokies bach to the 'burg defeated.
We'll have the highlights from the hardwood.
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Let's begin in Charlottesville where unbeatens Tech and UVa met in women's
hoops to get this rivalry week started.
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The Lady Cavaliers trotted into U-Hall through a sea of youngsters who were
anxious to see them take out Tech.
Head coaches Debbie Ryan and Bonnie Henrickson exchanged a few pleasantries
before the opening tap, but then it was all Virginia.
Lisa Hosac dishes the pill to Renee Robinson, who hits the jumper from the
corner for a 7 point lead early.
The Cavs defense caused Tech a lot of headaches. Amy Wetzel is stripped of
the ball, Erin Stovall picks it up and drives in for the fast break score. It's
Tech would finally get a transition hoop of its own with Lisa Witherspoon
scoring 2 of her 8 points. The Hokies failed to put any player in double
figures last night.
UVa would dominate on both ends of the floor as 6-10 Elena Kravchenko stuffs
the drive and UVa snuffs out Tech 64-to-49.
The Hornets were a bit stunned last night as their string of 364 consecutive
sellouts was broken--the Pistons and Grant Hill attracted
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Pistons vs. Hornets; ;00
14 hundred fans shy of a sellout at the hive. Davie Cowens liked the results
on the court though, as David Wesley the new point guard hits the desperation
three pointer at the first quarter buzzer.
That was fun, but this was the SUPER=32-Detroit/85/Charlotte/90;
clincher as Glen Rice goes deep in traffic to seal the 90-to-85 Hornets win.
Monday night a report in a Chicago newspaper said that Bulls forward Scottie
Pippen was promising never to play again in Chicago, and that he wanted to be
Most, including Michael Jordan dismissed it as hype.
But yesterday Pippen confirmed he will be leaving.
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((SCOTTIE PIPPEN/BULLS FORWARD:))
((DENNIS RODMAN/BULLS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Scottie Pippen/Bulls Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Dennis Rodman/Bulls Forward; :20
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As the weekend match-up between U-V-a and Tech approaches the big story is
the health of the Hokies' Q-B, Al Clark.
An M-R-I confirmed yesterday that Clark has torn cartilage in his left knee.
But, according to team physician Duane Lagan, he WILL play Saturday.
Tech players say they are determined to focus on a victory against the Cavs
this weekend, to stay in the running for either the Alliance or Gator bowl.
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SUPER=01-Gennaro DiNapoli/Virginia Tech Right Guard; 1:04
OUT Q=on Saturday.
The Hokies are two and Oh their last two visits to Charlottesville.
Kick-off is set for 5:30 on Saturday at Scott Stadium.
Five of Friday Football Extra's teams are still in the hunt for a state title
The divisional semi-finals are set for this Saturday at 1:30.
Here are the matchups and game sites.
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A turkey of a holiday tradition continued today at the White House.
President Clinton pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey -- sparing it
from ending up on a serving platter.
The president now heads to Camp David to spend the holiday with his wife
and daughter Chelsea.