Up next on News 7 at Six... Bedford County officials are worried about the
future of their nursing home...
And we'll tell you how these Carroll County students ended up running their
In sports, U-V-A comes up short in the national soccer championship the
Express lost at the Roundhouse last night.
And the defense took center stage at the Heisman Trophy presentation last
night in New York.
The sun decided not to show up today,
But tomorrow it will make an appearance, and stick around straight through
Details are next.
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal
Bedford County officials are waiting to see whether they'll have to evict
more residents from the county's nursing home.
New regulations require nursing homes to have 80 square feet of space per
Some of the rooms in Bedford County's facility fall just short of that mark.
The home has had to reduce its number of residents from 56 to 50 this
month... and could have to drop nine more by mid- March.
That could spell financial disaster.
IN Q=We have a
((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE HAVE A LICENSE FOR A 56- BED
FACILITY AND OPERATING IT AT FIFTY BEDS IS JUST NOT A SMART THING TO DO. IF
WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THE CIP PROJECT THEN WE OUGHT TO SEE IF WE CAN SELL THE
SIX BED SPACES TO SOMEBODY ELSE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
OUT Q=to somebody else.
Expansion plans are in the works for the nursing home.
In the meantime, area legislators are pushing the state to grant Bedford
County a waiver that would allow it to keep all its residents.
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal
There will be some new faces in Bedford County government starting January
Circuit court judge William Sweeney this week swore in new members of the
board of supervisors and the school board.
Each one of them said they're ready to get to work.
IN Q=Long term
((KIRBY RICHARDSON/NEW BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: LONG TERM, I THINK, THE RAPID
GROWTH WE'VE BEEN EXPERIENCING WE'D LIKE TO MANAGE THAT A LITTLE BETTER AND OF
COURSE WE'VE GOT OUR ZONING ORDINANCE WE'RE LOOKING AT TO REPLACE LUGS AND
THOSE ARE SOME OF THE BIG ISSUES I THINK WE'LL BE WORKING ON.))
SUPER=01-Kirby Richardson/New Bedford Co. Supervisor; :00
OUT Q=be working on.
The Bedford County school board will add three new faces.
One member says having an entirely elected board should eliminate some of
the recent in- fighting.
IN Q=We'll all be
((MARK GOODE/NEW BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE'LL ALL BE ANSWERING TO THE
GENERAL PUBLIC RIGHT NOW, NOT TO SAY THAT THEY WERE NOT BEFORE, BUT OUR
PERSONAL CONCERNS NEED TO BE SET ASIDE FOR THE CONCERNS OF THE GENERAL
SUPER=01-Mark Goode/New Bedford Co. School Brd.; :00
OUT Q=the general public.
Bedford supervisors this week also honored District Two member Calvin
Updike, who is stepping down after twenty years on the board.
An international mining company opened its doors in Blacksburg this week.
Long-Airdox is located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
The company is a leading maker of coal mining equipment.
IN Q=WE EXPECT
((IAN MENZIES/LONG-AIRDOX PRESIDENT: WE EXPECT TO EMPLOY BETWEEN 40 TO 50
PEOPLE. PROBABLY ABOUT 25 OF THESE WILL BE EXISTING EMPLOYEES SO WE WILL BE
DOUBLING THROUGH TIME, THROUGH 1998.))
SUPER=01-Ian Menzies/Long-Airdox President; :00
OUT Q=through 1998.
Officials with Virginia Tech's Corporate Research center are equally excited
by the move.
IN Q=THEY'RE A
((JOE MEREDITH/VT CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER: THEY'RE A VERY, VERY LARGE
CORPORATION AND IT CONTINUES TO GROW THROUGH THE RESEARCH PARK NOT ONLY IN
SUPPORTING HIGH QUALITY START-UP COMPANIES BUT BRINGING IN MAJOR CORPORATE
SUPER=01-Joe Meredith/VT Corporate Research Center; :00
OUT Q=CORPORATE CUSTOMERS
Long-Airdox currently has 26 facilities in seven countries.
A Roanoke lumber company is ready to board up its distribution center.
And union members in Danville say working 7-days a week might be better than
not working at all.
Those are just two of the stories Scott Goldberg brings us in this week's
News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=Biz effects
SUPER=03-Charleston, WV/May 28; :27
OUT Q=Biz Rev graphics
((Moore's Lumber and Building Supply will not say how many employees were fired
The company will say its Roanoke distribution center is closing next month.
Oklahoma-based Hope Lumber tells News-7 it has purchased Moore's and more
layoffs are coming.
No word on the fate of three Moore's stores in the Roanoke area.
In Charleston, West Virginia, a judge ruled there was nothing wrong with
Kroger's decision to close a warehouse and transfer jobs to Roanoke County.
A group of taxpayers and union officials had sued the grocery store, saying
Kroger accepted tax breaks and therefore was obligated to stay in West
In Roanoke, two businesses are calling it quits.
For the Birds is leaving the city market, transferring Roanoke merchandise to
its Blacksburg nest.
And, Lazarus is closing all three of its Roanoke stores after 73-years as a
Star City fixture.
Owner Chip Lazarus said big discount stores forced him out of business.
In Danville, the latest chapter in Goodyear's saga has union members
rethinking their vote against working 7-days a week.
Sixty people have been laid off since that vote...prompting the union to ask
for a recount.
Holiday shoppers are turning holiday shippers, sending packages to loved ones
all over the country.
But not as many are using United Parcel Service.
U-P-S is struggling to win back customers it lost during last summer's
Meanwhile, FedEx and the Post Office are posting record seasons.
dow pre pro
The Asian flu bit Wall Street again.
The Dow lost 311-points this week.
The Nasdaq was down 97.
That is this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
It's tough making decisions that affect an entire nation--and even tougher
when you're a teenager,
as these students found out. It's part of a school project that's making
subjects like economics fun.
That story is coming up in a few minutes, after we check in with Andrew
Freiden in the weather center.
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There's less than 24 hours left before "Bikes or Bust" is history.
And, this year's donations will be more than enough to bring a smile to
hundreds of kids on Christmas.
Double Boxes=Eric and Steve
Steve Pardon is at Tanglewood Mall and has an update on the progress.
What's going on there now?
LIVE Steve Full/Roanoke;
(Steve ad libs)
Steve Full Interview
Double Boxes=Eric and Steve
Even with the best of budgets, you're likely to overspend when shopping for
the holidays, especially when it comes to getting presents for your kids.
But, one personal financial advisor says it's not too late for stop-gap
Stacey Martin has more on this week's edition of parenting.
IN Q=Santa has the
SUPER=01-Tom Nasta/Personal Financial Advisor; :19
OUT Q=SM, News7.
((Santa has the easy part--listening to youngsters'long Christmas wish lists
of toys, stuffed animals and more.
But, it's parents who have to spend the money to make those wishes come
Though Christmas is only eleven days away it's not too late to get back on
track if you've overblown you're budget.
SOT 16.26.23 - 16.26.30
IN Q=One is when
((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL CONSULTANT AND INVESTMENT MGR.: ONE IS WHEN THEY'RE OUT
BUYING IF YOU USE CASH IT MAKES YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH THE MONEY IS AS OPPOSED TO
USING PLASTIC OR DEBIT CARDS.))
OUT Q=or debit cards.
To put a stop to overspending Nasta also suggests making a shopping list and
sticking to it.
And, though it may be too late now, Nasta says next Christmas it's best to
determine early on what you CAN and CAN'T afford.
SOT 16.28.59 - 16.29.17
IN Q=The parents have
((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL CONSULTANT AND INVESTMENT MGR.: THE PARENTS HAVE TO
DECIDE WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO GIVE THEIR CHILD. SOME OF THESE JACKETS AND
THINGS ARE 250 DOLLARS. I DON'T THINK WEALTHY PEOPLE BUY JACKETS FOR THAT BUT
SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO HAVE SOMETHING, STRETCH THEMSELVES
BEYOND THEIR BUDGET AND THEN END UP PAYING FOR THAT FOR NOT JUST SIX MONTHS BUT
MAYBE FOR A YEAR.))
OUT Q=for a year.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
President Clinton and a group of Carroll County students have something in
They're both in charge of running a large country.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
IN Q=The profit
SUPER=01-Alicia Hall/Seventh Grade; :23
SUPER=01-Nathan Sebens/Seventh Grade; :35
SUPER=01-Gary Larrowe/VA Cooperative Extension Service; :50
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Cana.
IN Q=Nat sound
((TEACHER SPEAKS: THE PROFIT IS? ALICIA?
STUDENT SPEAKS: WHEN YOU MAKE MORE MONEY THAN YOU SPEND. ))
OUT Q=you spend.
Seventh graders at Saint Paul school in Cana are learning the value of
money-- first hand.
It's part of a program called YESS!/Mini Society.
The course teaches students the ins and outs of economics-- by having them
establish their own country, flag and currency.
IN Q=Our country
((ALICIA HALL/SEVENTH GRADE:OUR COUNTY WAS CALLED DIXIELAND AND WE TOOK THE
CONFEDERATE FLAG APPROACH AND OUR MONEY, WE MADE IT OUT OF PAPER, COLORED
NATHAN SEBENS/SEVENTH GRADE:OUR COUNTRY IS THE VILLAGE OF THE CRAZIES AND OUR
CURRENCY IS CRAZY MONEY AND WE HAVE SEVERAL CANDY BUSINESSES. ))
OUT Q=candy businesses.
The economics lesson doesn't stop there.
After getting established-- the students face other challenges-- as their
IN Q=They have
((GARY LARROWE/VA. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE: THEY HAVE TO SOLVE ALL THESE
SOCIAL PROBLEMS, ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, AND THE OTHER SITUATIONS THAT ARE NEEDED TO
ACTUALLY THRIVE IN BUSINESS AND IT TEACHES ENTREPRENEURSHIP, TEACHES THE PUBLIC
SERVICES VERSUS PRIVATE SERVICES, AND ALL THESE ASPECTS THAT ARE IN BETWEEN, SO
THAT THEY END UP MAKING A PROFILE AND A FEW OF THEM EVEN END UP GOING BANKRUPT.
OUT Q=going bankrupt.
Larrowe and Virginia cooperative extension agent, Cathy Sutphin, helped make
the program possible-- writing the 25- thousand dollar grant-- which was funded
by the Kaufman Foundation.
The program is also underway in Wythe and Bedford Counties.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Cana.
Where can local children go to find a positive role model?
A shortage of African-American male volunteers at Big Brothers and Big
Sisters of the Roanoke Valley is leaving a gap in the lives of some children.
We'll tell you what the organization is doing to combat this problem, when
News 7 continues.
If you're an African-American man with some time to spare, Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of the Roanoke Valley wants you.
David Johnson explains.
IN Q=JEREMY PRESTON IS NOT
SUPER=01-Mason Haynesworth/Big Brother; :16
SUPER=01-Jeremy Preston/Little Brother; :28
SUPER=01-Dominic Trent/Little Brother; :45
SUPER=01-David Johnson/Reporting; :54
SUPER=01-June House/Big Brothers-Big Sisters; 1:05
OUT Q=NEWS 7
((Jeremy Preston is not Mason Haynesworth's little brother by blood, but
you wouldn't know it to hear it from the 10-year old.
The two are as close as real brothers--with Mason serving as a positive
role model for Jeremy.
Mason says a neighbor did the same for him when he was a child.
IN Q=IN GROWING UP
((MASON HAYNESWORTH/BIG BROTHER; IN GROWING UP THAT WAY, I FELT THAT I COULD
ADD SOME IMPACT TO SOME KIDS LIFE OUT THERE. ))
OUT Q=OUT THERE.
Jeremy has known Mason for two weeks, but says, so far, so good.
IN Q=IT'S NICE
((JEREMY PRESTON/LITTLE BROTHER; IT'S NICE BECAUSE I COULD NOT DO THIS WITH MY
MOM, NOTHING LIKE THAT. ))
OUT Q=LIKE THAT
Over the past 24-years, the Norfolk-Southern audit director has had four
little brothers, including one he was a mentor to for 10-years.
IN Q=IT'S BEEN A
((DOMINIC TRENT/LITTLE BROTHER; IT'S BEEN A POSITIVE CHANGE IN MY LIFE AND THE
WAY I LOOK ON THINGS. TO SEE MY FUTURE AND HOW I WANT IT TO BE. ))
OUT Q=IT TO BE
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING: A FUTURE, SOMETHING EVERY CHILD WANTS TO LOOK
FORWARD TO. BUT FOR 30-BOYS, ALL ON A BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS WAITING LIST,
18-OF THEM AFRICAN-AMERICAN, THIS IS WHERE THEY WANT THEIR FUTURE TO BEGIN.))
IN Q=WE HAVE A DIFFICULT...
((JUNE HOUSE/BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS;
WE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RECRUITING MEN IN GENERAL, BUT MORE SO
AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES. SO WE ARE SEEKING AT THIS TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROLE
MODELS, POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN A CHILD'S LIFE. ))
OUT Q=...A CHILD'S LIFE.
To make matters worse, there's competition for volunteers from other
organizations in need of minority mentors.
Presently, Mason is the only active
black mentor in Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
IN Q=SO THERE IS A
((SO THERE IS A CONCERN BECAUSE PARENTS ARE COMING IN ASKING FOR
AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE ROLE MODELS FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND WE'RE TELLING THEM WE
DON'T HAVE THEM. ))
OUT Q=WE DON'T HAVE THEM
So the organization has set up a task force to resolve that problem.
The goal is to increase the number of positive black male role models
to about a dozen.
David Johnson, News 7.))
And coming, The Heisman Trophy goes to a two way starter U-C-L-A beats
Virginia to Claim the Division One Soccer Championship.
And the Dallas Cowboys will be home for the Holidays missing the playoffs
with a loss to Cincinnati.
The Dallas Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs this afternoon. Boomer
Esiason passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns as Cincinnati Beat Dallas 31 to
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
Barry Switzer checking the action from the sideline.
On their second possession, The Cowboys take it to the house when Sherman
williams scores from three yards out to make it 10 to nothing Dallas in the
But the Boomer went to work here he pitches it to Eric Bieniemy who cuts
outside and scores from 20 yards out and the score was tied at 10 to 10.
The first of Boomer's two T-D passes SUPER=30-Cincinnati/31/Dallas/24/;on
the day came in the second quarter this bomb to Darnay Scott covering 48 yards
to make it 17 to 10 Bengals and Cincinnati wins it 31 to 24.
The Detroit Lions are one win from qualifying for the N-F-L Playoffs.
Herman Moore's one yard touchdown catch with 3 seconds left gave the Lions a 14
to 13 win over Minnesota.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :
The Viking fans showing support for quarterback Randall Cunningham.
In the first quarter, Cunningham pitches to Robert Smith who cuts his way
into the end zone from 22 yards out to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
But the Lions come right back. Scott Mitchell hooks up with Cory
Schlesinger on the one yard touchdown pass and the score was tied at 7 to 7.
Minnesota led 13 to 7 on two field SUPER=30-Detroit/14/Minnesota/13/;
goals then Mitchell puts it up for Moore who out jumps the defender for the one
yard touchdown pass and Detroit wins it 14 to 13.
The Jets force a three way tie in the A-F-C and get their first winning
record since 1988 the Colts upset the Dolphins and Atlanta beats Philadelphia.
For all the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-/Green Bay/24//Carolina/3/3///Kansas City/14//San Diego/7/3//;
OUT Q=....last score."
A new page in the history book of college football was written yesterday
when Michigan's Charles Woodson won the Heisman Trophy.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :
The Michigan defensive back is the first defensive player to win the trophy
in 63 years of balloting for college football's most prestigious award.
Woodson scored four touchdowns had seven interceptions on defense and he
caught 11 passes and also returned punts.
Woodson beat out Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning with 433 first place
votes compared to 281 for Manning.
IN Q="I use to...
((CHARLES WOODSON/HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Charles Woodson/Heisman Trophy Winner; :
OUT Q=.......life so far."
Woodson is the third Michigan Player to win the Heisman, joining Tom Harmon
in 1940 and Desmond Howard in 1991.
Up in Lexington this afternoon, The Keydets of V-M-I rallied in the second
half to beat Penn State 71 to 68.
SUPER=03-Lexington/VMI vs Penn State; :
The Keydet pep band pumping up the crowd before the tipoff.
V-M-I's Jason Bell takes it to the hoop and scores drawing the foul for two
of his game high 28 points.
Penn State comes back as Carl Jackson works down low and he pulls up and
hits the short jumper as the Lions held the lead.
But Darrell Faulkner throws the alley oop to Aaron Demory who throws it
down as the Keydets kept the game close in the first half.
Moments later Faulkner shoots the SUPER=33-VMI/71/Penn State/68/;rainbow
jumper that hits nothing but the bottom of the net and the Keydets beat Penn
State 71 to 68.
The Roanoke Express will have five days off before returning to the ice at
Last night, Roanoke couldn't handle Hampton Roads the Admirals beating the
Express 5 to 2.
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 pads the scores was tied
at 2 to 2 and Hampton goes on to win it 5 to 2.
The Express returns to the ice at the Roundhouse next Friday night against
The University of Virginia Soccer team came up short in this afternoon's
Division One Men's Championship.
U-C-L-A beat the Cavaliers 2 to nothing in the title game this afternoon in
A Denver dog is relaxing with his owner today following a chilling encounter
earlier this weekend.
You could say this Rhodesian Ridgeback named Hamilton was on thin ice.
Rescue workers braved the icy waters in an effort to heave the pooch back to
We'll tell you how the rescue effort went later tonight on News 7 at Eleven.