Good afternoon, I'm Denise Allen.
Melanie Moon has the day off.
Southwest Virginia is joining the rest of the world in observing World AIDS
But for one small community in New York state the World AIDS Day has taken
on a whole new meaning.
Kathy Straitiff reports.
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We'll have more on how Virginians are observing World AIDS Day tonight on
News-7 at Five and Six.
One high school student is dead and seven others are wounded after another
student opened fire.
About 35 students were taking part in a prayer circle when gunfire erupted.
It happened just before classes were to begin at Heath High School in West
Some of the wounded students are reported to be in very critical condition.
Authorities say a 14-year-old freshman was taken into custody immediately
after the shooting.
Some of the victims of a Danville apartment fire are seeking the help of the
The Thanksgiving night blaze at Cabin Lake Apartments left 250 people
Some of the residents and their attorney tried unsuccessfully to meet with
the owners on Sunday.
They were trying to get their deposits back and some pro-rated rent.
Many say even if that money is returned they still plan to take legal action
because of the serious maintenance problems they say existed.
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((STEPHANIE HARRIS/CABIN LAKE RESIDENT: BASICALLY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THE
OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT , BUT WHEN WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND
DISCUSS IT, IT COMES OUT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND NOTHING WAS DONE
ABOUT IT. IT HAD TO RESULT TO THIS.))
SUPER=01-Stephanie Harris/Cabin Lake Resident;
OUT Q=RESULT TO THIS
The Cabin Lake complex is actually classified as condominiums.
That means there are many different owners or landlords.
News 7 was unable to reach the owners association for comment on this story.
Packed roads and bad weather made for dangerous driving conditions this
15 people died in traffic accidents on Virginia's highways over the past few
Students heading back to college and travelers making their way home from
relatives' homes make the Sunday after Thanksgiving a busy one for state
Seventy-five-percent of the state police work force was on the road for the
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((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED
ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE
WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11 AND
2 OF THOSE WE KNOW WERE ALCOHOL RELATED.))
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Carpentieri says the weather plays a big role in the number of accidents.
State Police say the heavy traffic thinned out after about ten last night.
Computer software developers are moving to protect children from adult sites
on the Web.
Companies such as America On-Line and Walt Disney plan to announce voluntary
curbs at today's summit of industry and government officials.
The companies also say they plan to show parents how to use software that
blocks adult Internet sites.
They will also join law enforcement agencies in the fight against child
The computer industry plans to use television advertising and school-based
programs to encourage parents to surf the internet with their children.
Holiday shoppers in San Francisco got more than they bargained for yesterday
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;
Police say a shoplifting suspect smashed a display case and threw a molotov
cocktail that started a fire.
No one was hurt, but shoppers were evacuated from the Macy's Department
Police later arrested a 36- year- old Los Angeles man in connection with the
The store re-opened an hour and a half later.
The U-N Secretary General is recommending a DECREASE in the sanctions
Kofi (CO-FEE) Annan (A-NAN) reportedly will ask the the United Nations to
increase by at least 50-percent the amount of oil Baghdad can sell to buy food
Iraq says the strict sanctions against the country have caused the deaths of
dozens of children.
Annan and Iraq say the 2-billion dollars in oil Iraq is currently allowed to
sell is NOT enough to meet the basic needs of the Iraqi people.
Virginia military bases may be included on the list of upcoming base
An independent panel of military experts is recommending the Defense
Department go ahead with it's plans to close more bases.
Defense Secretary William Cohen has proposed two more rounds of base
closings to help make the military more efficient.
Congress is objecting to the plan.
Hampton Roads in eastern Virginia could be hit hard because the navy
provides thousands of jobs to the area.
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Now that the mercury is dipping, the demand for warm homes is rising.
And for those less fortunate, Project Warm is a welcome help.
Volunteers from the Church of the Brethren run the program.
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((MARC WILSON/PROJECT WARM: IT'S A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES FIREWOOD TO PEOPLE OF
THE ROANOKE VALLEY BE IT SALEM, ROANOKE OR ROANOKE COUNTY, WHO OTHERWISE HAVE
NO MEANS OF HEATING THEIR HOMES.))
SUPER=01-Marc Wilson/Project Warm;
OUT Q=HEATING THEIR HOMES
All the needed firewood is donated, usually by contractors; then the
volunteers split it and deliver it to the needy.
Marc Wilson says they don't need any more wood, but they would like to serve
If you or someone you know needs help keeping warm this winter, contact The
Salvation Army and ask about Project Warm.
Virginia's teachers are getting good marks for the personal time they spend
A Virginia Education Association survey quizzed some 500 teachers across the
Commonwealth and compared the results with a national survey.
The survey found each week teachers in the Commonwealth spend ten hours of
their personal time on instruction-related activities.
Nationwide, teachers spend nine- point- four hours of their personal time
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If you can't go to a bank for help with a mortgage, maybe the mortgage help
can come to you.
That's the goal of the Mortgage Mobile.
The R-V is a fully equipped loan office from the Virginia Housing
Staffers travel through far Southwest Virginia offering loan counseling.
IN Q=the people we're talking
((DICK JOHNDROW/LOAN ORIGINATOR MGR: THE PEOPLE WE'RE TALKING TO DON'T HAVE A
LOT OF MONEY OF THEIR OWN, THEY HAVE A RELATIVELY LOW INCOME UNSKILLED PEOPLE
THE SYSTEM DOESN'T READILY ACCOMMODATE THEM SO OUR FACILITY IS AIMED AT SHOWING
THEM WHAT WE CAN DO.))
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V-H-D-A officials say traditional banking systems don't usually accommodate
Representatives from all over the world are putting their heads together
in hopes of finding a way to curb global warming.
The U-S is already showing signs of compromise at the 10- day conference
being held in Kyoto, Japan.
Its negotiator says the U-S is now ready to consider tailoring targets for
reducing greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries.
Those gases are blamed for warming the Earth's atmosphere.
A major issue is determining how much of the industrial nations' emissions
The U-S is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.
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A lot of people say they're intimidated by markets and mutual funds and end
up not investing at all.
But Scott Goldberg says there's nothing to be afraid of in this week's
edition of Common Sense.
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OUT Q=I'm Scott Goldberg
(("12/1 Standups" tape
The hardest part about investing can be actually doing it for the first time.
Grady Cash heads the Center for Financial Well-Being in Florida... where he
tells rookie investors to confront their fears and put a little money in the
SOT Common Sense #1
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((GRADY CASH/CENTER FOR FINANCIAL WELL-BEING: THAT'S THE WAY WE HELP CHILDREN
OVERCOME THEIR FEAR OF THE DARK. THEY GROW UP, THEY BECOME MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE
ABOUT WHAT'S REALLY THERE. AND SO ONE OF THE KEYS I THINK FOR OVERCOMING THAT
INSECURITY IS TO TAKE LITTLE BABY STEPS. INVEST JUST A LITTLE MONEY IN A
MUTUAL FUND NOW. WATCH IT GROW. WATCH IT GO UP AND DOWN -- ESPECIALLY WATCH
IT GO DOWN. YOU'LL FIND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW IT DOESN'T END.
THINGS CONTINUE TO GO ON AND THEN YOU CAN INVEST A LITTLE more.))
OUT Q= more.
And Mr. Cash recommends even seasoned investors should from time to time
visit professionals for a financial checkup.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
Things are not looking good for the Washington Redskins as far as the N-F-L
St. Louis upset the Redskins yesterday afternoon 23 to 20 on a Jeff Wilkins
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The Redskins got on the board first when Gus Frerotte hit Larry Bowie who
took it in from 39 yards out and Washington led 7 to nothing in the first
Washington led 10 to 3 but the Rams would score when Tony Banks hit Amp Lee
he takes it in from 36 yards out and the score was tied at 10 at the half.
The Skins fell behind in the second half, but came back to tie it at 20 in
the fourth when Frerotte hands off to Brian Mitchell who scores from the two
But The Rams got the ball back with SUPER=30-St.
Louis/23/Washington/20/;1:50 left drove it down field and set up the Jeff
Wilkins field goal and the Rams beat the Redskins 23 to 20.
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((DICK VERMEIL/RAMS HEAD COACH: ))
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OUT Q=......football team."
The Washington loss allows the New Giants to maintain a one game lead in the
But New York failed to help itself losing to Tampa Bay 20 to 8.
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Tampa took the lead in the second quarter when Trent Dilfer passes one yard
to Mike Alstott to make it 7 to nothing Buccaneers.
Alstott would score his second touchdown of the day when he takes the
handoff and scores up the middle from the 10 to make it 14 to 3.
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Giants/8/;in the fourth quarter when Eric Rhett takes in from 1 yard out Tampa
Bay beats the Giants 20 to 8.
Carolina's drive for a playoff spot was road blocked yesterday afternoon
when Doug Brien booted a field goal to give the New Orleans Saints a 16 to 13
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In the second quarter, Ray Zellars scores on the 10 yard run over the right
side and the Saints led 10 to nothing.
But the Panthers rallied in the fourth quarter Fred Lane takes the handoff
breaks a tackle and bounces out side to score Carolina trailed 13 to 10.
John Kasay tied it with a field goal SUPER=30-New
Orleans/16/Carolina/13/;then with just seconds left on the clock Brien boots
the field goal and the Saints win it 16 to 13.
With the end of the regular season, U-V-A and Virginia Tech are now looking
at the Bowl picture.
Steve Mason has more.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :23
SUPER=01-Thomas Jones/22 Carries, 102 Yards, 2 TD's; :52
SUPER=01-Al Clark/12-27, 187 Yards, 2 TD's; 1:17
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:41
SUPER=01-Germane Crowell/2 TD's, 162 Receiving Yards; 1:46
SUPER=01-Peirson Prioleau/Virginia Tech Rover; 2:00
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((There is nothing chilly about Aaron Brooks's November numbers. 14 touchdown
passes and only 1 interception. 390 passing yards accompanied 4TD's against a
Virginia Tech team ranked 9th nationally in scoring defense.
Virginia tech's offense was nearly 100 yards short of it's season rushing
average and asked quarterback Al Clark to pick up the slack; He did; throwing 2
touchdown passes on a bumb knee.
UVa running back Thomas Jones turned in his second best rushing effort of the
season; gaining 102 yards while scoring 2 touchdowns.
Gator Bowl officials attended the game and could invite a Tech team that; by
bowl time; should have had enough time to heal physically and mentally.
While the Hokies will have a post season; the wahoos proved; to at least the
Independence bowl official in the press box; that they deserve one.
The Cavaliers victory was the first over the Hokies at Scott Stadium since
1991. In Charlottesville, Steve Mason news 7 sports"))
Finally, this afternoon--
First came the top- selling single "Candle in the Wind '97"--
And today, another star-studded musical tribute to Princess Diana was
released in the U-K.
The official commemorative album for the late Princess of Wales is
expected to raise up to 84- million dollars for her favorite charities.
Singers Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, and Barbra
Streisand are among those featured on the album.
About 250- thousand albums are up for sale now-- and another three
million are heading out worldwide.