Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A Roanoke County fire sends a woman to the hospital and heavily damages her
An alert fireman saves a toddler, trapped in a burning Lynchburg apartment.
and a fox hunt in Great Britain is the target of a violent protest.
Fire officials say a cigarette caused an early morning fire in Roanoke
Investigators say about 100-thousand dollars in damage was done at 31-10
Red Rock Road.
Beverly Cumbee was home when the blaze occurred. She got out and called for
The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes.
Cumbee suffered smoke inhalation and was hospitalized. Some of her pets
died in the fire, but no one was injured.
And, in Lynchburg, a couple's home was destroyed at the College Home
But as David Johnson explains, all was not a loss, thanks to the quick
thinking of one firefighter.
IN Q=Fire broke out
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-James Scott/Battalion Chief; :18
SUPER=01-Robbie Ore/Firefighter; :39
SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Fire Chief; 1:05
SUPER=20-David Johnson; 1:41
OUT Q=DJ, News 7, Lynchburg.
((Fire broke out at this apartment just before one o'clock this morning.
Firefighters were called and on the scene in three minutes.
Yolanda Hubbard and her boyfriend escaped virtually unharmed, suffering
smoke inhalation and minor cuts and bruises.
But Hubbard's three year old daughter, Tyana, was trapped inside.
IN Q=FIREFIGHTER ORE
((JAMES SCOTT/BATTALION CHIEF; FIREFIGHTER ORE HEARD THE CHILD CRY IN THE
MIDDLE OF A FLASHOVER, A FLASHOVER IS WHEN THE ENTIRE BUILDING LIGHTS UP AT
ONCE, AND WENT UP THROUGH THE FIRE AND SMOKE, RESCUED THE CHILD AND JUST LIKE
THE MOVIE, CAME OUT WALKING THROUGH THE FLAMES WITH HER. ))
OUT Q=WITH HER.
Robbie Ore downplayed his heroism.
IN Q=AND I DID NOTICE
((ROBBIE ORE/HEROIC FIREFIGHTER; AND I DID NOTICE THAT THERE WAS FLAMES THAT
STARTED TO COME UP THE STAIRWELL AREA WHICH WAS QUITE DIFFERENT THAN WHEN I
WENT UP. I KNEW I DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK UPSTAIRS. I KNEW THIS IS WHERE I CAME
IN AND I KNEW THIS WAS THE QUICKEST WAY OUT. I JUST MADE THE DECISION TO TRY TO
PROTECT THE CHILD AND BASICALLY RAN THROUGH THE FLAMES.))
OUT Q=THROUGH THE FLAMES.
The toddler was injured and is being treated at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
IN Q=THE CHILD HAS
((FRED MILLS/FIRE CHIEF; THE CHILD HAS A FIRST DEGREE BURN ON ITS FOREHEAD AND
SOME FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE BURNS ON THE HANDS AND LEGS. I TALKED TO A NURSE.
THEY HAVE WRAPPED THE BURNS AND TREATED THEM AND THE CHILD IS DOING VERY WELL
OUT Q=VERY WELL
Ore says his faith in God and his crew in the life or death situation was
what fueled his action. But it's not the first successful search and rescue
he's been involved in.
IN Q=THE NIGHT OF
((THE NIGHT OF NOVEMBER THE FOURTH, WE HAD A FIRE IN A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING
IN THE SEVENTEEN HUNDRED BLOCK OF OTIS STREET.FIREFIGHTER ORE WAS IN A GROUP OF
OTHER PEOPLE THAT RESCUED THREE INDIVIDUALS FROM THAT HOME. ))
OUT Q=THAT HOME
One of those three victims, an 80-year old woman, succumbed to her injuries
and died a week later.
Hubbard's home was destroyed by extensive water, smoke and fire damage.
Investigators suspect the blaze began in the kitchen but have not determined
Hubbard will live with her sister for now. In the meantime she can cherish
her early Christmas gift, little Tyana, who was spared an untimely death.
David Johnson, News 7 Lynchburg.))
An overnight fire in San Francisco killed six people, four of them children.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;
The victims include a grandmother, her daughter and four grandchildren.
Investigators say the fire started in the living room, but they don't know
Late today they ruled out arson, but police are still questioning a man who
walked away from the house unhurt, who is the father of one of the children
The mothers of two children rescued from a Florida hostage situation, said
thank you today.
The children, two year old Tedi, and four year old Malcolm, were held by
murder suspect for 68 hours before a SWAT team set them free.
IN Q=I would just like
((ADRIENNE PHILLIPS/MOTHER; I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK EVERYBOEY INVOLVED.
EVERYBODY SENDING OUT A PRAYER, THE ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE SWAT TEAM,
BY WHICH MALCOLM WAS SAVED, THE SOLDIERS. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL.
GLENDA HOOD/MAYOR; I THINK THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIGHT I HAVE EVER SEEN WAS THESE
TWO YOUNG PEOPLE, MALCOLM AND TEDI, IN THE ARMS OF THEIR MOTHERS YESTERDAY WHEN
CHIEF KENNEDY AND I PULLED UP, AND SO I THINK WE SHOULD BE VERY THANKFUL THAT
THESE TWO YOUNG ONES HAVE THOS BIG SMILES AND ARE AS SAFE AS THEY POSSIBLE CAN
SUPER=01-Glenda Hood/Mayor; :19
OUT Q=can be tonight
The man holding the children, John Armstrong, was killed in the police raid.
One police officer was shot in the hand.
A Salem man was shot in the chest last night and he's now in critical
condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say the victim is 44 year-old George William Wood.
Officers responded to a report of a gunshot coming from an apartment in
Police found Wood lying face down in the apartment when they arrived.
Authorities have no suspects in the case and are continuing their
Goodyear union members in Danville may be considering a seven-day work week
They will decide next Tuesday whether to vote again on Goodyear's offer.
Last month the union voted AGAINST mandatory Sunday hours saying it would
lose overtime pay.
Since then Goodyear has laid off people and shipped out equipment.
Most union members SAY they want to vote again, but they will decide
officially next Tuesday.
The battle over the traditional English fox hunt became violent today.
100 protestors, armed with steel bars and baseball bats, tried to break up a
hunt in Southhampton, England.
They smashed car windows, and five hunters who tried to stop them.
IN Q=A chap came
((VICTIM; A CHAP CAME AND SWUNG AN IRON BAR. IT HIT ME EXACTLY ON THE SIDE OF
THE EAR. I JUST MANAGED TO GET A WHACK AT HIM BUT BASICALLY I WAS JUST
PROTECTING MYSELF. ))
OUT Q=protecting myself
31 people, all protestors, were arrested.
Britain's parliament voted to ban fox hunting last month, but the
government's Labour party refused to give the issue enough debating time in
the house to allow the ban to become law.
The parents of the famous McCaughey septuplets gave the world an update on
the babies, nearly a month old.
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;
The babies are fine, mom and dad are fighting the flu...
And Bobbi McCaughey, who stayed in bed for months before the babies' birth,
is enjoying her freedom.
IN Q=I've been ought
((BOBBI MCCAUGHEY/MOTHER; I'VE BEEN OUT JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY, THERE HAVE ONLY
BEEN A FEW THAT I HAVE BEEN HOME, OF COURSE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL, RUNNING TO
THE STORE THE FIRST DAY I COULD GET INTO THE CAR AND DRIVE MYSELF SOMEWHERE WAS
PRETTY COOL ))
OUT Q=pretty cool
The McCaugheys also recieved a 20 thousand dollar check today, proceeds from
a special edition of the DesMoines Register.
A Virginia couple came forward to collect their jackpot today in the Big
Howell Ellis and his wife Loretta Bowman-Ellis were the first Virginians to
win the multi-state lottery.
The couple won 14.6 million dollars and will get 496 thousand 400 dollars
after taxes every year for the next 19 years.
Christmas shoppers are jumping on-line for the holidays, and hackers
Those stories and more in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=hackers hit Yahoo
SUPER=01-Ron White/PC Computing Magazine; :50
Hackers hit yahoo this week, claiming to plant a virus on the site and
demanding a fellow hacker's release from prison.
Computer experts say the virus threat, while theoretically possible, is most
likely a hoax.
A judge has stopped Microsoft from requiring computer manufactures to
include its Internet browser, but will NOT fine the company.
It's not clear how this affects Windows 98, which integrats the web browser
with the new operating system.
More people are getting off their feet and going on-line to do their
And they should be getting comfortable with the idea of giving out their
credit card on-line... so says PC Computing Magazine Senior editor Ron White.
IN Q=transactions on
((RON WHITE/PC COMPUTING MAGAZINE; TRANSACTIONS ON THE INTERNET ARE ENCRYPTED,
THAT MEANS THE ONLY ENTITY THAT'S GOING TO SEE YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER IS
ANOTHER COMPUTER. IT'S ACTUALLY SAFER THAN HANDING IT TO SOME WAITER YOU'VE
NEVER SEEN BEFORE OR YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO WITH THAT CREDIT
OUT Q=that credit card
Shopfind is trying to cut through some of the Internet shopping confusion,
this shopping search engine lets you quickly zero in on sites selling specific
You can follow the progress of this year's bikes or bust campaign on the
web... check the chart to see how close they are to their goal... and browse
their on-line photo album...
Links to all these pages are on the WDBJ-website, and on the webwatch page,
located at WWW-dot--WDBJ7-dot-COM.))
Though many people are fed-up with them, negative political ads serve a
useful purpose--at least according to one Virginia politician.
use file from 96-70, 7Mark-Warner; 95-51, Christian-Action
Congressman Bob Goodlatte acknowledges that while some people may be tired
of the ads, others are greatly influenced by them.
SOT 00.08.31 - 00.09.02
IN Q=There is no
((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF
THOSE 30 SECOND COMMERCIALS THAT RUN ON YOUR STATION AND THE OTHER STATIONS
OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THE PROBLEM IS THAT THOSE COMMERCIALS ARE DEMONSTRATED TO
WORK TIME AND TIME AGAIN ON THAT LIMITED PART OF THE AUDIENCE PROBABLY NOT THE
FOLKS THAT ARE TUNING INTO A PROGRAM LIKE THIS, BUT THOSE FOLKS WHO ONLY FOCUS
ON AN ELECTION IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN AND DON'T PAY A GREAT DEAL
OF ATTENTION. UNFORTUNATELY THOSE 30 SECOND SPOTS CATCH THEIR ATTENTION.))
SUPER=01-Bob Goodlatte/6th District Congressman;
OUT Q=catch their attention.
You can hear more about the debate concerning political ads, voting and
tobacco tomorrow morning at eleven.
WDBJ's Jim Shaver will talk with Congressman Goodlatte on Capitol Hill
The Professional Fire Fighters Association has put a new twist on the "Bikes
or Bust" program.
As you've probably heard, J-93 Radio and Your Hometown Station are
collecting bicycle donations.
And thanks to the residents of the Roanoke Valley, hundreds of children will
see new bikes under the tree this Christmas.
But the Salem, Roanoke City and Roanoke County Fire Fighters Associations
thought it should be a safe holiday as well.
IN Q=AS EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
((JIM CLIFTON/SALEM PROFESSION FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOC. PRESIDENT: AS EMERGENCY
RESPONDERS HAVE GONE OUT AND RUN CALLS WHERE CHILDREN GET HURT THERE'S NOTHING
THAT UPSETS US MORE ESPECIALLY IF KIDS GET HURT UNNECESSARILY. SO WE THOUGHT
IF THESE BIKE HELMETS COULD PREVENT THAT, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
((DALTON BAUGESS/SALEM PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOC.: IN OUR JOB SAFETY'S
A BIG THING AFTER ALL PEOPLE RUN OUT OF BURNING BUILDINGS AND WE'RE RUNNING IN
THEM. SO WE HAVE TO BE SAFE AND WE THOUGHT ALL THE KIDS OUGHT TO BE SAFE ON
SUPER=01-Jim Clifton/Salem Prof. Firefighters Assoc. Pres.; :00
SUPER=01-Dalton Baugess/Salem Prof. FireFighters Assoc.; :17
OUT Q=SAFE ON THESE BIKES
Together the three chapters raised enough money to buy more than 200 bike
helmets to be given away with the bikes.
In addition to the helmets, fire fighters are spending the weekend helping
put together donated bikes.
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SUPER=331-Fair/& Breezy/26-30/Sunny &/Breezy/45-50;
SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/23-27/Mostly Sunny/& Breezy/43-47;
A two way starter is the 1997 winner of the Heisman Trophy presented
tonight at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :
The Award was presented to Michigan's Charles Woodson.
Many thought Woodson was a long shot but he beat out Tennessee quarterback
Payton Manning for the honor.
Woodson intercepted 7 passes as a cornerback and also scored four
touchdowns as a Receiver.
IN Q="I have to
((CHARLES WOODSON/1997 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Charles Woodson/1977 Heisman Trophy Winner; :
OUT Q=..........THIS AWARD."
For the second year in a row, and the third time in the 90's, Mt. Union can
call itself Division Three's National Football Champion.
Mike Stevens has more on the Raiders 61-to-12 romp over Lycoming in the 25th
annual Stagg Bowl.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Salem/1997 Stagg Bowl; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Borchert/Six Touchdown Passes Today; :12
SUPER=01-Reiko Gollate/Two TD Catches Today; :52
SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mt. Union Head Coach; 1:03
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Borchert finishes this season at Mt. Union with 63 touchdown passes and only
two interceptions. And as a team Mt. Union closes the season as the highest
scoring college team of all-time in any division. The Raiders racked up 752
points this year.
The New York Giants clinched the N-F-C East title today beating the
Washington Redskins 30 to 10.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :
Norv Turner working the sideline in the first quarter.
Washington is back to punt but Matt Turk bobbles the snap and the Giants
recover the ball at the Redskin 16 yard line setting up the first score of the
Two plays later Charles Way takes the handoff and he Bulls his way over
from the 15 yard line and the Giants jumped out to a 10 to nothing lead.
New York comes right back for another score in the first quarter.
Quarterback Danny Kannel hits Chris Calloway on the 7 yard T-d pass to make it
17 to nothing.
Washington got on the board in the third quarter. Jeff Hostettler goes to
the air and hits Albert Connell on the 41 yard touchdown pass but the Skins
trailed 20 to 10.
New York's defense sealed the win in SUPER=30-N.Y.
Giants/30/Washington/10/;the fourth quarter when Jason Seahorn intercepts this
Hostettler pass and returns it 35 yards for the score the giants win it 30 to
Norm Johnson booted a 31 yard field goal in overtime to give the Pittsburgh
Steelers a 24 to 21 win over New England.
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/NBC SPORTS; :
Steeler coach Bill Cowher on the sideline.
New England control the game through the first three quarters Sam Gash
catches this one yard T-D pass and the Patriots led 14 to nothing.
But the Steelers came back. Kordell Stewart hits Mark Brunner on this
touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Pittsburgh trailed 21 to 19.
The Steelers made the two point SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/24/New
England/21/;conversion when Stewart hits Yancey Thigpen to tie the game at 21
and send it to over time and the Steelers win it 24 to 21.
And coming up, The Express was back at the Roundhouse tonight taking on
Hampton Roads the Virginia Cavaliers win on the road.
And Virginia Tech gets a win over East Tennessee State tonight at the
Over at the Roundhouse tonight, The Roanoke Express took the ice against the
Hampton Road Admirals.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Admirals; :
Roanoke makes its entrance before the face off with Hampton.
In the first period, Chris Fess comes in from the left side of the net
slips and falls passing to Jeff Loder who scores the goal 1 to nothing Roanoke.
With it tied 1 to 1, Duane Harmer brings the puck into the zone and pass to
J.F. Tremblay who scores on the Slap shot to make it 2 to 1 Express.
Then less than a minute later the SUPER=38-Roanoke/2/Hampton/5/;Admirals
Chris Phelps scores the goal off Daniel Berthiaume's padds the scores was tied
at 2 to 2 and Hampton goes on to win it 5 to 2.
Roland Roberts scored 21 points tonight at the Cassell as Virginia Tech
beats East Tennessee State 79 to 50.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Buccaneers; :
The Hokies being introduced to the crowd tonight at the Cassell.
Tech goes to Russ Wheeler working hard down low and gets the fade away
jumper for the hoop.
Tech's Myron Gillory takes it to the hoop and Dishes to Roberts who hits
the short jumper for 2 of his 21 points.
The Bucs make a run Greg Stephens gets out on the break for the slam as
East Tennessee attempted to get back in the game.
But Tech comes back Jenis SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/79/East Tenn.
St./50/;Grindstaff he gets the ball to Gillory who nails the three pointer and
the Hokies win it 79 to 50.
Curtis Staples scored 20 points 15 in the first half tonight as the
Virginia Cavaliers beat V-C-U 73 to 67 at the Robins Center.
Sonny Smith on the sideline as his Rams try trim a 10 point Cavaliers lead.
V-C-U cuts into that lead by going to Mylo Brooks who takes it inside for
the layup cutting the lead to 8.
But Staples gets out on the break for the easy snow bird and the Cavaliers
maintained that lead at 56 to 46.
The Rams get it inside again to Brooks he takes it to the hoop strong
cutting the lead to 8 late in the second half.
But the Cavaliers go to their SUPER=33-Virginia/73/VCU/67/;inside man
Norman Nolan who scores the hoop and Virginia holds on for the 73 to 67 win
over the Rams.
Kentucky reserve Heshimu Evans started a 16 to 5 run in the second half as
the Wildcats beat Georgia Tech 85 to 71.
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY/ESPN; :
Wildcat Coach Tubby Smith watching the action.
Georgia Tech would maintain a 15 to 14 lead in the first half when Matt
Harping takes it outside for the three pointer.
But Kentucky comes back Evans gets it inside for the nice reverse layup for
2 of his game high 14 points.
The Wildcats opened it up in the SUPER=33-Kentucky/85/Georgia
Tech/71/;second half Scott Padgett's three Kentucky led by 10 and the Wildcats
win it 85 to 71.
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/CBS SPORTS; :
Former Michigan Coach Steve Fisher looking on from the stands.
The Wolverines overcame a 17 point deficiet in the second half to upset
first ranked Duke.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=0098-j/Virginia Tech/79//East Tenn. St./50///j/Virginia/73//VCU/67///;
OUT Q=....last score."