Up next on News 7 at 11...
Deer hunters are on the street... in the middle of Lynchburg, we'll tell you why.
One of the men vying for Newt Gingrich's job had a run-in with striking television workers.
And we'll hear what John Glenn has to say about his historic flight.
News 7 is next.
For six years officials in Lynchburg have tried to cut down on the number of car accidents involving deer.
But, as Steve Smallshaw tells us, their latest efforts are coming under attack.
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(( Eddie Burnette and Tommy Dodd are hunting deer.. in the middle of one of Virginia's largest cities.
The two comprise Lynchburg's wildlife management program.. a year- round effort aimed at reducing the size of the Hill City's deer population.
They patrol areas where deer have caused car accidents or where homeowners have suffered property damage from roaming herds.
The program has never experienced an accident, but some residents told city council last week they feel they're as much at risk from the hunting program as they are from the deer.
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(( : OUR CONCERN IS JUST FOR THE SAFETY BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD FULL OF LITTLE CHILDREN, BIG CHILDREN AND ADULTS LIKE US AND WE'RE JUST A LITTLE CONCERNED BECAUSE WE'RE ALL JAMMED IN THERE TOGETHER.))
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((KATHERINE BASS/RESIDENT: THOUGH I'M SURE THOSE HIRED TO SHOOT DEER ARE EXPERIENCED HUNTERS THEY ARE HUMAN AND ARE CAPABLE OF ERROR.))
[OUT Q=of error.]
But police say every precaution is taken to PREVENT mistakes.
The department and the wildlife specialists scout out every location where a permit is issued.. and the hunters never fire a shot if there's even the slightest chance a stray bullet could hit something other than its intended target.
On a given night, these two men might see dozens of deer, but never pick up their rifles.
[IN Q=They just are]
((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY JUST ARE NOT RISK TAKERS, WHEN YOU BALANCE THE BENEFIT OF MAYBE KILLING THIS DEER VERSUS THE POTENTIAL TO INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.))
[OUT Q=property damage.]
In its six years, Lewis says the program has drastically reduced the number of deer- related car accidents in the city and has also put more than 11 tons of venison on the plates of needy people across the area.
City council may re- examine the program's effectiveness later this week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
The man who wants to replace Newt Gingrich as Speaker of The House had a rough time on the talk show circuit today.
But Representative Bobb Livingston's troubles began outside the studio, when he crossed the picket line of striking workers at ABC to appear on the program "This Week".
Afterwards the workers refused to shake his hand, taunted and yelled at him as he left.
About two thousand ABC employees are locked out in a dispute over health benifits.
John Glenn received a hero's welcome from a crowd in Houston today.
Earlier, he told reporters how he felt about his return to space.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Glenn/(D) Ohio;]
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((BACK ON EARTH WITH HIS WIFE ANNIE AFTER ANOTHER HISTORIC ABSENCE, JOHN
GLENN FOUND HIMSELF AGAIN TRYING TO PUT A REMARKABLE LIFE IN
(( NAT ))
" This is the dangerous part (laughs)."
ALONG WITH HIS FELLOW CREWMATES, GLENN, STILL WIDE-EYED ABOUT
HIS LONG AWAITED RETURN TO ORBIT, SEEMED TO SPEAK FOR EVERYONE.
HE CAME BACK A DIFFERENT MAN THAN THE ONE WHO WENT UP.
(( SUPER: JOHN GLENN//SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT ))
" I don't think you could be me on a mission like this without learning
a lot about yourself, it's such a new and different experience."
(( NAT LAUNCH ))
DURING HIS ALMOST 9 DAYS IN SPACE, GLENN CAPTIVATED A NATION - A NATION
THAT HAD BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THE SPECTACULAR. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A
LONG WHILE, A SHUTTLE MISSION WAS BACK IN THE HEADLINES DAY AFTER DAY.
IF THERE ARE ANY REGRETS, IT'S THAT IT ENDED ALL TOO SOON.
(( COVER SOT ))
"A sense of accomplishment I guess I feel, but ya know, a little
bit of a let down that the whole thing is over, maybe, but nothing
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"He had achieved his dream, and in some respects, so had we. And if
there's one thing he taught so many - it's not to give up dreaming, even
for Glenn, there's a hint of going back_again."
(( GLENN SOT ))
I would imagine this would probably be my last flight
_but .. unless there's some rising demand that I go back up again, but."
IF HE ASKED NOW, HE MIGHT JUST GET HIS WISH AGAIN. LEE COWAN,
CBS NEWS, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.))
Former President George Bush has joined the relief effort in Central America.
Bush flew into Honduras today representing the organization Americares, trying to generate more donations from the U.S.
He said if hurricane victims don't get help, it could generate a flood of immigrants into the U.S.
So far the U.S. Government has spent 70 million dollars on the relief effort.
Still to come--some residents in Wythe County talk about racism..
And, we'll talk with newly re-elected Congressmen Rick Boucher about the secret of his success.
More when we return.
Some Wythe County residents attended an intensive workshop today to combat what they see as an on-going problem--racism.
David Johnson has more.
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((Josh McCree is a student at Abingdon High School.
He says racism is commonplace in his world.
[IN Q=TWO MONTHS AGO]
((JOSH MCCREE/RACISM VICTIM; TWO MONTHS AGO I HAD A NOOSE PUT AROUND MY NECK ON THE SCHOOL BUS.))
[OUT Q=on the school bus.]
Josh says that experience frightened him.
He and other members of the Concerned Citizens Network took part in the Dismantling Racism workshop to learn how to prevent similar incidents.
Part of the challenge is knowing what racism is.
Another is how to eliminate it.
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((KERRY EANS/CCN CHAIRMAN; ONE OF THE METHODS OF DISMANTLING RACISM IS TO EDUCATE EVERYBODY ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITH RACISM AND WHY IT'S HAPPENING AND THEN USING WHITE ALLIES, THOSE WHITE PEOPLE THAT UNDERSTAND RACISM TO GO OUT WITH PEOPLE OF COLOR AND SPEAK ABOUT RACISM.))
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Tom Miller is new to Wytheville and is eager to lend a helping hand.
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((TOM MILLER/WYTHEVILLE RESIDENT; I HAVE THREE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT I'VE BEEN ASSIGNED AND VOLUNTEERED AND JUST GO TALK TO AND SAY DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS? THIS WAS MY EXPERIENCE. YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT. ARE YOU INTERESTED?))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE GOAL OF THE NETWORK IS TO TEACH ITS PARTICIPANTS HOW TO IDENTIFY AND DEAL WITH RACISM AND TO EDUCATE THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY ON HOW TO MAKE THIS SOCIETAL DISEASE FADE AWAY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, WYTHEVILLE.))
Some area students throughout the Roanoke Valley and others took a "STEP" against violence today in Longwood Park.
That's where the first ever "Peace Walk" took place.
The goal was to raise money for Roanoke's "Conflict Resolution Center".
[IN Q=THE STUDENTS]
((AMY BARNHART/BOARD OF DIRECTORS; THE STUDENTS WHO WERE TARGETED AND ASKED TO WALK ARE PEER MEDIATORS. THEIR MOTIVE IS TO SHOW THEIR POSITION ON NON-VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THAT THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO RESOLVE CONFLICT.))
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[OUT Q=RESOLVE CONFLICT.]
There was no age limit on who could actually walk for the cause.
But all of them, including this three year old, knew why they were there.
[IN Q=I'M WALKING]
((CORINNA CARTER-EGGE/YOUNGEST PEACE WALKER; I'M WALKING FOR PEACE.))
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[OUT Q=FOR PEACE.]
Officials hope to make the walk an annual event.
The nation's second biggest chain of auto-part stores is expanding its Roanoke headquarters.
And a company from New Jersey brings jobs to the Southside.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review...
Roanoke's Advance Auto is adding 200 jobs to its headquarters.
To make room for everyone, the company's leasing space at the old Leggett's outlet near Valley View Mall.
All this after Advance bought out Kansas City-based Western Auto, giving the company more than 15-hundred retail stores in 37-states.
New life for the old Shenandoah Hotel.
It's the latest piece of downtown bought by Center in the Square.
The arts organization will transform the historic eyesore into a rehearsal hall and residence for visiting actors.
A New Jersey business is moving to Martinsville -- and bringing with it 150-jobs.
Civic Development Group is a telemarketing company.
It's opening a call center on Memorial Boulevard.
Also down South, the Riverview Industrial Park is getting bigger.
It's adding 190-acres, hoping to lure new business.
Right now, five companies call the industrial park "home."
If your bank or store cashes paychecks, be on the lookout for these.
They look like real Tultex Corporation checks.
But the Henry County Sheriff says they're fake.
So far, scam artists have cashed in 130-bogus checks in Southwest and Southside Virginia.
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On Wall Street, the Dow is climbing back toward its record high, picking up 383 points this week.
The Nasdaq gained 85.
That's this week's Review, I'm Scott Goldberg.))
Up next--with the holiday season growing near..
the search for the perfect Christmas tree is on..and workers at one business are gearing up for business.
More when the news continues.
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Congressman Rick Boucher held on to his congressional seat Tuesday inspite of a negative campaign waged by his opponent Joe Barta.
I spoke with him about the source of his success in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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(( Rick Boucher walked from his house to his victory Speech at Abindgon's Martha Washington Inn... this is his home turf, in a very real sense... And he says the secret of political success in the 9th is simple.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER (D) 9TH DISTRICT; THIS DISTRICT IS AN AREA WHERE PEOPLE EXPECT A VERY COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO GOVERNMENT AND ANY CANDIDATE WHO RUNS FOR OFFICE WHETHER IT'S A COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, OR WHETHER IT'S PRESIDENT, HAS GOT TO LAY OUT AN AGENDA TO ATTRACT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIANS THAT IS POSITIVE IN NATURE, THAT TALKS ABOUT THE REAL CONCERNS THAT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIANS HAVE, AND FADS DON'T WORK AT ALL HERE.))
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Neither, he says, do negative campaigns...
He told an aid his battle with Joe Barta was the most negative he'd ever experienced... fought right up to the final semi-congratulatory phone call.
[IN Q=thankyou for]
((REP. RICK BOUCHER (D) 9TH DISTRICT; THANKYOU FOR YOUR CALL, BYE... HE SAYS HE'S NOT CONCEEDING... I'M SERIOUS))
[OUT Q=I'm serious]
Boucher was seriously upset about the tone of the campaign, which he says backfired, bringing out HIS supporters.
Turnout for an off-year was high at this Abingdon precinct.
[IN Q=Well there'd be more]
((JOANNE HORSCH/ELECTION OFFICIAL; WELL THERE'D BE MORE IN A PRESIDENTIAL YEAR, BUT NOT A LOT MORE.))
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[IN Q=The Residents of this]
((RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT; THE RESIDENTS OF THIS REGION REJECT NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING. THE POLITICS OF PERSONAL ATTACKS DO NOT WORK IN THIS PART OF VIRGINIA))
[OUT Q=of Southwest Virginia]
THIS has worked for Boucher... a constant influx of federally-funded economic development initiatives... Some opponents call it pork-barrel politics... Boucher calls it keeping in touch with the needs of the district.
[IN Q=jobs, education, health]
((REP. RICK BOUCHER (D) 9TH DISTRICT; JOBS, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS, INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS IMPROVEMENTS, WHEN A CANDIDATE PERFORMS IN OFFICE BY ADDRESSING THESE CONCERNS, HE USUALLY SUCCEEDS IN LATER YEARS.))
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Many Christmas trees got off to a slow start because of this year's warm, dry weather.
But, the chainsaws are finally buzzing throughout the mountains of North Carolina.
Steve Ohnesorge has more.
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Washington led 27 to 26 with 35 seconds left in the game but Arizona's Joe Nedney booted a 448 yard field goal with 2 seconds left on the clock and the Cardinals beat the Skins 29 to 27.
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Norv Turner getting ready for the opening kickoff.
Leading 3 to nothing, Rookie Skip Hicks scores from the two yard line and the Redskins took the 10 to nothing lead.
Then in the second quarter Mario Bates would score from the one yard line and the Cardinals cut the lead to 10 to 7 with over 2 minutes left in the half.
Washington scored again when Trent Green caps a drive handing off to Brian Mitchell who scores from the four yard line to make it 17 to 7 Redskins at the half.
The Cardinals would open the third quarter with a score Jake Plummer hitting Larry Centers on the 5 yard touchdown play to make it 17 to 14 Skins.
Washington trailed by 9 late in the fourth quarter but the Redskins rallied and Caryy Blanchard's 54 yard field goal gave the Redskins the 27 to 26 lead.
But the Cardinals answered when Nedney booted the
48 yard field goal with 2 seconds left the Cardinals win it 29 to 27.
A Wade Richey field goal with 33 seconds left in the game gave San Francisco a 25 to 23 win over the Carolina Panthers.
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Steve Young on the sideline with a strained abdominal muscle.
Ty Detmer steps in and tosses this 29 yard touchdown pass to J.J. Stokes and the 49-ers took the 22 to 16 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The Panthers went back on top in the fourth quarter when William Floyd scores from the one yard line to make it 23 to 22.
But the Niners move the ball down field and Richey
boots the 46 yard field goal and San Francisco wins it 25 to 23.
The Cowboys take over first place in the N-F-C East. More later on mornin'.
Emmitt Smith became the Cowboys all time leading rusher and the Cowboys moved into sole possession of the N-F-C East with a 16 to 6 win over the New York Giants.
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Chan Gailey watches as the teams traded field goals.
New York's Brad Daluiso nails this 32 yard field goal and the game was tied at 3 to 3 at the end of the first quarter.
Smith would rush for 163 yards this 23 yard gain in the second quarter put him past the old mark held by Tony Dorsett and he also becomes the 8-th player in league history to rush for 12-thousand yards.
The Cowboys led 9 to 6 in the third then Dallas
would score the only touchdown of the game in the fourth when quarterback Troy Aikman hits Eric Bjornson on the 3 yard T-D pass the Cowboys win it 16 to 6.
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Atlanta's Chris Chandler passed for 240 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons beat the Patriots.
And Falcon running back Jamal Anderson had another good day rushing for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the 41 to 10 rout of the Patriots.
And here's the rest of the scores.
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Yesterday's loss to Florida State dropped the Virginia Cavaliers several spots in the Associated Press college football poll.
Virginia at 7 and 2 drops to the 21-st spot. The Cavaliers play North Carolina next Saturday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies were idle yesterday. Tech checks in at 16-th in the A-P Poll. The 7 and 1 Hokies travel to Syrcause Saturday for a game against the Orangemen in the Dome.
And coming up, The NAPA 500 turned into a night race V-M-I is set to open its basketball season.
And Hale Irwin ends the year winning his seventh event on the Senior Tour.
A long day for the Winston Cup Drivers as the NAPA 500 turned into a night race because of a rain delay that lasted for several hours.
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After the second delay, The Cars got on the track a little past nine they would run several warm up laps before taking the green flag.
When the flag dropped Points champion Jeff Gordon took off like a bullet and he was the leader after the first 23 laps.
South Boston's Ward Burton was running strong and he was second behind Gordon.
Then on lap 129 NASCAR would bring out a mandatory caution to allow the crews to make adjustments with all the cars on pit road.
But, Jeff Gordon would pass Dale Jarrett with 6 laps to go and he holds on to win the NAPA 500 for his 13-th win of the season tieing Richard Petty.
Jarrett was second and Mark Martin third.
The Hoosiers of Indiana upped their basketball record to 2 and 0 today beating South Carolina 76 to 55.
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Bobby Knight looks on as his team takes the lead.
On this play Williams Gladness gets out on the break after a steal and slams it home Indiana led 13 to 3.
South Carolina would hit the boards hard on this play Herbet Davis with the follow up jam to make it 18 to 13 Hoosiers.
Indiana would push the ball out side going with
the three pointer on this play and the Hoosiers win it 76 to 55.
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VMI fans are getting use to Coach Bellairs style of scheduling.
As Denise Allen reports this years list of challenges is packed with heavy hitters.
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[SUPER=01-Jason Bell/VMI Senior Guard; :22]
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[SUPER=01-Aaron Demory/VMI Junior Forward; :46]
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Fifth year head coach Bart Bellairs says he's a competitve guy.
And he's promised his players, that year after year teams such as North Carolina, Virginia and Penn State, would be on their schedule.
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((MY JOB IS TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL AND I'VE GOT KIDS WHO ARE WORKING HARD TO DO IT AND THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN MEASURE PROGRESS IT TO PLAY THOSE PEOPLE.))
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[IN Q=last year 1:16:13]
((JASON BELL/VMI SENIOR GUARD: LAST YEAR BRINGING IN PENN STATE AND BEING ABLE TO KNOCK THEM OFF IS ONE THING I'LL NEVER FOR GET.))
[OUT Q=never forget]
The Keydets also downed Virginia Tech last season.
While the Hokies aren't on the agenda this year--VMI's first road trip includes stops at Penn State on November 16th, Old Dominion on the 24th and then back home on the 30th to face Wake Forest.
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((ARRON DEMORY/VMI JUNIOR FORWARD: I FEEL LIKE PLAYING THESE TEAMS HELPS US WHEN WE GO TO OUR CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT BECAUSE WE'RE USE TO THE ARENA.))
The Keydets open their season at home against Elon next Saturday.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
Hale Irwin finished an impressive year yesterday by winning the Senior Tour Championship by five shots over Gil Morgan.
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Irwin closed with a 7 under par 65 to finish at 14 under par for his seventh victory of the season.
Morgan's 71 opened the door for Irwin who picks up the 347-thousand dollar prize money and collects his 20-th career Senior title.
And, that's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.