Up next on News 7 at 6... a Lynchburg firefighter saves the life of a
And we'll see what's "up" at the bikes or bust campaign...
In sports, The Stagg Bowl was played at Salem Stadium this afternoon Mike
Stevens will have all the highlights.
And will it be Manning or Woodson when the Heisman trophy is presented
tonight in New York.
Sun is on the way for tomorrow-- and don't we deserve it. the complete
weather story includes warmer temperatures as well.
Details are coming up.
Roanoke and Roanoke County fire officials are trying to figure out what
sparked a house fire just after six this morning.
The blaze broke out at 31-10 Red Rock Road in Roanoke County.
Beverly Cumbee, who was in the home at the time, got out and called for
It took firefighters 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control.
Investigators estimate damages at about 100-thousand dollars.
Cumbee has been hospitalized, after suffering smoke inhalation damage. Some
of her pets died in the fire, but no one else was injured.
And, in another fire in Lynchburg this morning, a couple's apartment was
destroyed, but thanks to a firefighter's quick action, something more valuable
The fire happened at the College Hill Apartments.
David Johnson explains.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-James Scott/Battalion Chief; :18
SUPER=01-Robbie Ore/Heroic 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.))
The "Bikes or Bust" effort is well on its way to making Christmas a little
brighter for hundreds of Roanoke Valley children--residents of the valley have
seen to that.
Double Boxes=Eric and Steve
Steve Pardon is standing by at Tanglewood Mall with an update?
Are we any closer to the goal?
LIVE Steve Full/Roanoke;
(Steve ad libs)
The Professional Fire Fighters Association is also helping by putting safety
The Salem, Roanoke County and Roanoke City chapters of the association got
together and bought 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.
Steve LIVE Full Interview
(Steve ad libs)
Double Boxes=Eric and Steve
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Goodyear union members in Danville will decide next week whether they want
to reconsider mandatory Sunday shifts.
Most members SAY they want another vote on management's request for a
continuous operating schedule, but on Tuesday they will decide by secret ballot
whether to officially hold another vote.
Last month the union rejected the deal -- maintaining mandatory Sunday
shifts would rob them of their overtime pay.
Since that time there have been layoffs and Goodyear has stopped investing
in the plant.
A Salem store is open only six months out of the year--leading many people
to wonder how the owners manage to stay in business.
Stacey Martin has more about Ornamentally Speaking.
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SUPER=01-Nancy Murphy/Ornamentally Speaking; :10 QUICK!!!
SUPER=03-Salem; :38 QUICK!!!
SUPER=@Stacey2; :46 QUICK !!!
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
(( You could say she's got the whole world in her hand--or in her house may
be more like it.
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IN Q=These are ornaments
((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THESE ARE ORNAMENTS AGAIN, HAND BLOWN
GLASS ORNAMENTS FROM EGYPT, THE UNITED STATES AND GERMANY.))
OUT Q=United States and Germany.
Christmas ornaments and decorations may take on an American appeal here with
classic characters such as Raggedy Ann and Andy and Betty Boop, but they're
actually from foreign countries.
SOT 13.12.10 - 13.12.23
IN Q=This is one
((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THIS IS ONE OF THE WAX ANGELS FROM
GERMANY CALLED THE NUREMBERG ANGEL. AND, IT'S A TRADITION IN GERMANY,
PREDOMINANTLY IN GERMANY, THE ANGELS HAVE THE WAXED FACE AND WAXED HANDS. NOW,
WE DON'T DO THAT HERE. BUT, IN GERMANY THEY DO.))
OUT Q=Germany they do.
The Murphys got their worldly idea while living in Germany and found others
were just as eager to share in the holiday spirit and holiday shopping.
New and unusual items for '97 include St. Nick on wheels..
SOT 13.08.27 - 13.08.34
IN Q=The Santa biker
((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THE SANTA BIKER HAS BEEN ONE OF THE
FAVORITES BECAUSE HE'S CUTE AND HE'S ON THE LITTLE MOTOR CYCLE.))
OUT Q=little motor cycle.
And, a possible cure for bad luck.
SOT 13.06.50 - 13.07.05
IN Q=These large balls
((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THESE LARGE BALLS THAT ARE HANGING..THAT
ONE, THAT ONE, AND THAT ONE ARE CALLED WITCHES BALLS. AND, THESE WITCHES BALLS
HAVE A SMALL HOLE IN THEM AND THE EVIL SPIRITS GO IN THESE HOLES AND CAN'T FIND
THEIR WAY BACK OUT.))
OUT Q=way back out.
They started setting up their seasonal supply in August and are open until
Stacey Martin News 7.
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.
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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 Giants are in the Playoffs for the first time in four years. New York
forced six turnovers in a 30 to 10 win over Washington to clinch the N-F-C east
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
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