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Newt Gingrich announces he's stepping aside as House Speaker.
One customer came crashing into a store in Roanoke-
What's the Dali Lama doing in Charlottesville? We'll tell you.
Plus local high school football action here on your hometown station.
News 7 is next.
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The Republican's House speaker- is speaking loudly with his actions.
Newt Gingrich is stepping down from the Speakers chair- and perhaps Congress altogether.
Reaction from local Congressman Bob Goodlatte in a moment-
but first the latest from Washington DC and Jonathan Freed.
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[super=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Steve Largent/(R) Oklahoma]
[OUT Q=JF, Washington.]
LOCATOR: MARIETTA, GA.
SOT: GINGRICH LEAVING BUILDING.
He's the man who led the charge for the Contract with America. He
delivered the G-O-P three straight majorities in Congress. But
last election just wasn't enough. Newt Gingrich is quitting as
Speaker of the House.
SOT (GINGRICH GETTING INTO CAR): I'LL TALK ON MONDAY...(PARAPHRASED)
Gingrich issued a statement saying it's time for him for move
forward...and that the Republican conference needs to be unified.
His announcement came at the end of a day that saw the political
knives come out...with Louisiana Congressman, Bob Livingston
he would challenge Gingrich for the speaker's job.
LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D.C.
SOT 14:14:03 (REP. BOB LIVINGSTON/R-LA.): I DON'T DO SO LIGHTLY, I
DON'T DO SO CHEERFULLY, BUT I DO SO RESOLUTELY.
The Republicans are trying to regroup after losing five seats in
House to the Democrats...and not making any gains in the Senate.
Wednesday, Gingrich took responsibility for the losses in the House.
On another front, Oklahoma Congressman, Steve Largent is
Dick Armey of Texas for the House Majority Leader's job.
SOT 11:07:35 (REP. STEVE LARGENT/R-OK): I THINK IT'S ALSO CLEAR,
ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT ON NOVEMBER THIRD THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HIT AN
ICEBERG...AND I THINK THE QUESTION THAT IS BEFORE OUR CONGRESS
IS WHETHER WE RETAIN THE CREW OF THE TITANIC OR WE LOOK FOR SOME
The White House says President Clinton, on a trip to Arkansas, was
surprised to learn of Gingrich's decision. In a statement, Mr.
Clinton called Gingrich a worthy adversary who worked for America's
leadership in the world.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): SHORTLY AFTER GINGRICH'S
ANNOUNCEMENT, CONGRESSMAN CHRISTOPHER COX OF CALIFORNIA ALSO GOT
THE RACE...WITH OTHERS EXPECTED TO FOLLOW.
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Locally, at least one Republican Congressman did not seem too surprised by Gingrich's announcement.
Stacey Martin spoke with Bob Goodlatte and she is in our newsroom with more.
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(Rollcue:that were not appropriate.)
[IN Q=The opportunity to]
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[OUT Q=lose a few.]
The opportunity to capitalize on the Lewinsky scandal convinced at least one area Republican candidate to run negative ads.
((((BARTA AD: YOU KNOW HOW YOU FEEL WHEN SOMEONE YOU VOTE FOR LETS YOU DOWN?))
It was a message pushed by party leadership and one Goodlatte says he firmly rejected.
[SOT 20.01.06 - 20.01.14]
[IN Q=We have a good]
((BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN: WE HAVE A GOOD RECORD TO RUN ON. I RAN FOR RE-ELECTION ON IT AND I THINK IT WAS A SUCCESSFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR REPUBLICANS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO DO SO.))
[OUT Q=to do so.]
Preserving social security, cutting taxes, and balancing the budget are at the top of the Republican agenda--but according to Goodlatte, it was an agenda that too often went unheard because of efforts to urge voters to send a message to Washington.
And, THAT he says hurt Republicans Tuesday night.
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[IN Q=It's important to note]
((BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN: IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS GAINED SEATS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY..))
[OUT Q=across the country.]
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[IN Q=because of the positive]
((BECAUSE OF THE POSITIVE MESSAGE WE'VE PUSHED FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND I THINK IF WE HAD CONTINUED TO DO THAT RIGHT THROUGH THIS ELECTION WE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE GAINED SOME SEATS IN THIS ELECTION RATHER THAN LOST A FEW.))
[OUT Q=lose a few.]))
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It took an all white jury less than an hour and a half today to settle on a sentence for Emmett Cressell, Junior.
Cressell will spend life in prison for the brutal murder of a black man in Grayson County, last July.
Teresa Hamilton reports from Independence.
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[SUPER=01-Emmett Cressell Sr./Cressell's Father; 1:04 (QUICK!)]
[SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; 1:12]
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Now that Cressell has been sentenced, the Justice Department is expected to rule whether this case constitutes a hate crime.
A 31-year-old concrete worker died after he was electrocuted on the job this morning.
Bedford County police say Preston Lloyd Burns, Junior was carrying a 24-foot aluminum tool at a Huddleston worksite when the tool accidentally touched a power line.
Burns was pronounced dead at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
A group of women in Christiansburg is trying to change a town ordinance that stops them from running small businesses in their homes.
The law says you can't sell products you don't make, you can't have people visit your home to buy the products, and you can't advertise your business.
Suzanne Russell was selling scrapbooks for a year and a half, with sales worth as much as two-thousand dollars a month, before she realized she was breaking the law.
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((SUZANNE RUSSELL: NOW I'M TOLD I'M VIOLATING THE TOWN ORDINANCE AND I HAVE TO CEASE OPERATING MY BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Russell/Home Sales Consultant;]
[OUT Q=MY BUSINESS]
The ordinance is intended to keep traffic out of neighborhoods.
Straight ahead, a careening car gives the Blockbuster in Blockbuster Video an all-new meaning.
And no rain from the sky means trouble for area farmers.
Details to come.
[IN Q="Hey Jean...]
[OUT Q=...7 at 11."]
((Hey Jean its week 11 of the high school football season and several district champions will be crowned, The Virginia Cavaliers will dedicate Saturday's game at Florida State to Anthony Poindexter, Rookie Kenny Irwin captures the pole in Atlanta and the Yankees delay a decision on free agent Darryl Strawberry.
I'll have all that and more later on news 7 at 11.))
Blockbuster Video on 419 in Roanoke had a block-busting experience today.
For the second time in less than two years someone has gone searching for videos at this store without first parking the car.
Today a 31 year old man driving a red Hyundai took out a plate glass window beside the front door- -along with some of the building's brick facade.
No one was hurt. County police say the driver of the car was NOT charged.
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The last time this happened, several windows were smashed out and it took several weeks to repair.
Franklin County may be declared a disaster area because of the drought that's crippling many farmers.
Corn, hay and wheat crops were wiped out by the drought forcing farmers to spend thousands of dollars on feed.
[IN Q=We had a little]
((WE HAD A LITTLE INCREASE IN MILK PRICES ... EXTRA FEED WE'LL HAVE TO BUY.))
[SUPER=01-Melvin Montgomery/Dairy Farmer;]
[OUT Q=we'll have to buy]
The hay left over from spring is low quality with little protein -- some cows won't eat it.
Some will not milk.
If the governor declares Franklin County a disaster,
farmers could get federal funds.
[IN Q=Congress has passed]
((G.B. WASHBURN/FARM SERVICE AGENCY: CONGRESS HAS PASSED A BILL, EMERGENCY RELIEF BILL, THAT WILL HAVE 6.9 BILLION DOLLARS IN IT NATIONALLY FOR THAT ASSISTANCE. SOME OF THAT ASSISTANCE IS NOT TIED TO DISASTER DECLARATIONS BUT SOME OF THE ASSISTANCE IS.))
[SUPER=01-G.B. Washburn/Farm Service Agency;]
[OUT Q=ASSISTANCE IS]
Franklin County supervisors will decide later this month whether to write to the governor for help.
Will people in Danville be willing to pay more in taxes to fund 40-million dollars in school facilities?
Danville's city council agreed last night to put a school bond referendum on the March 2nd ballot.
Half of the 40-million would go toward renovating George Washington High School.
The other half would go toward building a new school to replace Glenwood Elementary.
All 15-school buildings would also get air conditioning.
If the referendum passes, the school projects would be completed over a 10-year period.
They've made a difference in the world in which they live...
and today Nobel Peace Prize winners from around the globe made history at UVa.
The story coming up.
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The Big Game:
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(seven, twenty-one, twenty-nine, forty-six, forty-eight. Big
Money Ball: sixteen).
One person can change the world.
That message unites the Nobel Peace Prize winners who gathered for a historic day at the University of Virginia.
Among them: the Dalai Lama, who has fought oppression in Tibet for nearly half a century.
His weapons are love and compassion.
((HIS HOLINESS/THE DALAI LAMA OF TIBET: IN ECONOMY FIELD, OR SOME OTHER FIELD, IT IS STILL VERY MUCH INTERDEPENDENT. SO UNDER THAT CIRCUMSTANCES, THE DESTRUCTION OF YOUR ENEMY IS ACTUALLY DESTRUCTION OF YOURSELF.))
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Nobel winner and Irish housewife Betty Williams began her campaign for peace after she saw an IRA gunman slam his getaway car into three children.
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((BETTY WILLIAMS/NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE ACTIVIST: I SOMETIMES GET OUT THERE EVEN WHEN I GET A PUNCH IN THE JAW, WHICH HAPPENS QUITE FREQUENTLY. I'LL GET KNOCKED OVER. YOU KNOW THAT SONG "I GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT I GET UP AGAIN?" WELL THAT HAPPENS TO ME AT LEAST 40 TIMES A WEEK. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. IT'S REALLY, THIS WORK IS REALLY VERY LIKE THAT.))
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[out-q=very like that.]
It's believed today's event was the largest gathering of Nobel Prize winners ever.
It's week 11 of Friday Football Extra we'll highlight 16 games tonight a Rookie will start up front in Sunday's NAPA 500 in Atlanta and Virginia travels to Florida State for a big A-C-C game.
But First our extra point.
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Steffi Graf broke the record for career earnings by a female athlete overtaking Martina Navratilova with her latest victory.
Graf made it to the semi finals in her last tournament putting her career money earnings at 20-million 347 thousand dollars. Navratilova's 133 year old earnings mark was 20-million 344-thousand dollars.
Now, Here's tonights Numbers.
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Victory Stadium was the site of the latest contest between Roanoke City rivals Patrick Henry and William Fleming.
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The Colonels coaching staff calls the signals and they seem to be the right ones as Fleming takes the lead early.
Wezzley Brown takes the hand off on third and two at the P-H two yard line and barrels into the zone.
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The Colonels take a 14-nothing lead as Cody Wade's 10 yard pass to Devon Turner is good for the score.
And that's the way it would end, Fleming the 14-to-nothing winner.
Out in Salem tonight, The Spartans were working on an undefeated regular season as Rockbridge came town.
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The Spartans would get the crowd warmed up on this cold November night.
On the kickoff to start the second half and the Spartans leading 31 to nothing. Rockbridge kicks off to J.R. Andrews at the 18 he runs into trouble at the 30 then dumps it off to Trey Shifflet who makes a move and scores from 70 yards out to make it 38 to nothing.
Then the Spartans get the ball to Dennis Haley
he makes a move up the middle and works his way into the end zone breaking tackles and the Spartans win it 58 to nothing.
City Stadium was the site of a battle for the Western District championship between Amherst and E.C. Glass.
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The Amherst fans all fired up for the district match up.
In the second quarter with Glass leading 7 to 6 quarterback John Robinson works from the shot gun he's sacked and fumbles the ball and the Lancers recover the ball in Glass Territory.
Then four plays later the Lancers get on the board
handing of to Seneca Sandidge who scores from the five yard line making it 14 to 7 and the Lancers win the district 21 to 7.
We'll have 14 games on Friday Football Extra tonight and now here's a look at some of tonight's high school scores.
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[OUT Q=...LAST SCORES."]
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[SUPER=55-Grayson/14/Floyd Co./43/Jefferson Forest/14/Heritage/16/Shawsville/20/Giles/36;]
[SUPER=55-Martinsville/27/Patrick Co./18/William Fleming/14/Patrick Henry/0/F. Collinsville/12/Laurel Park/27;]
[SUPER=55-Ft. Chiswell/20/Narrows/22/Lord Botetourt/28/Northside/14/Rockbridge Co./0/Salem/58;]
[SUPER=55-Amherst Co./21/E.C. Glass/7/Halifax Co./20/G.W. Danville/15/Auburn/6/Radford/41;]
[SUPER=55-Staunton River/0/Appomattox/28/William Campbell/28/Dan River/6/Carroll Co./14/Tazewell/19;]
[SUPER=55-North Cross/Sat./Roanoke Catholic/2pm/P.H. Glade Spring/No/Coeburn/Rpt./Rural Retreat/No/John Battle/Rpt.;]
[SUPER=55-Galax/No/Pocahontas/Rpt./Cave Spring/18/Pulaski Co./48;]
The national spotlight will shine on the UVa football team tomorrow when the Cavaliers travel to Tallahassee to battle Florida State.
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The Cavs will certainly miss the play of Anthony Poindexter who finally had his major knee surgery today to repair the torn ligament in his left knee.
The players are dedicating this game to him.
[IN Q="He worked...]
[SUPER=01-Tim Spruill/UVa Cornerback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Jones/ACC's Top Rusher; :21]
[OUT Q=...Play for Him."]
The Keydets of V-M-I hit the road this weekend for a game at Appalachian State.
V-M-I is 1 and 8 and the game is set to kickoff at 1 P-M.
Ferrum is on the rebound this week after losing their last two games.
The Panthers entertain Salisbury State University on Senior Day. Kickoff is 1 P-M.
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Washington and Lee is hot off a win last week over Bridgeater. The Generals host Emory and Henry at 1-thirty.
And over in Lynchburg, Liberty University will host Norfolk State. Game time is 1 thirty.
And coming up, Rookie Kenny Irwin will start on the pole for the NAPA 500 in Atlanta.
And the Yankees have delayed a decision on free agency for outfielder Darrell Strawberry.
Kenny Irwin's rookie season in Winston Cup has been up and down. But today he claimed his first career pole position.
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Today in Atlanta, Irwin put the Robert Yates ford on the pole for Sunday's final Winston Cup race the NAPA 500.
Irwin, who failed to qualify at Charlotte, turned the oval in Atlanta at a speed of 193 point 461.
South Boston's Ward Burton will start on the outside pole and here's a look at the top 25.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Kenny Irwin/193.461/2. Ward Burton//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Mark Martin//5. Mike Skinner//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Derrike Cope//7. Bobby Labonte//8. Dick Trickle//9. Jeremy Mayfield//10. Geoff Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Joe Nemechek//12. Jeff Green//13. Ken Schrader//14. Bobby Hamilton//15. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. David Green//17. Steve Park//18. Rusty Wallace//19. Jerry Nadeau//20. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jeff Gordon//22. Chad Little//23. Jimmy Spencer//24. Sterling Marlin//25. Ted Musgrave//;]
[OUT Q=..last driver."]
Rick Mast, Ricky Rudd, Jeff burton and Dale Earnhardt failed to make the field and will try again tomorrow.
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The New York Yankees have reportedly rewarded World series M-V-P Scott Brosius with a new contract.
Brosius will get a three year 15 point 75 million dollar deal. Brosius was one of five Yankees to file for free agency.
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Darryl Strawberry, recovering from cancer surgery, is in that group.
Yankee owner George Steinbrenner says he's delaying a decision on Strawberry not because of baseball or health concerns but because the outfielder is about 4 point 5 million dollars in debt.
The two sides agreed to extend the deadline for a decision on his 2 point 5 million opion until November 11.
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