As we prepare to vote tomorrow, we don't know who's bankrolling the winning
candidates. We'll talk about that in a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX.
And take a tour of the underground bunker that would have served as a
doomsday shelter beneath the Greenbrier Resort.
Tonight in sports, I'll join you live from the Roanoke Valley Sports Club
with special guest Dr. Jerry Punch.
Plus the city of Cleveland's resurgence in the 90's
has been interrupted, as Browns owner Art Modell announces he is moving the
team to Baltimore.
Looks like rain for this election day. Scattered showers in the forecast
for the next 24 hours.
Tomorrow-- November 7th-- is judgement day for General Assembly candidates.
But the really big winners won't all be counted until DECEMBER 7th.
That's the day the names of corporations and individuals who financed a
winning candidate show up in finance reports.
Some say voters should be outraged.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; :15
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( The last thought George Allen would like to leave you with is Tamoil.
That's a New York oil broker that admits previous ties to the Libyan
government -- and is helping fund Democratic ads like this with a hundred
thousand dollars of possibly terrorist linked money.
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IN VIRGINIA, YOU HAVE A WILD WEST SYSTEM
OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE WHERE ANYTHING GOES. THERE ARE NO LIMITS. WE'VE HAD
GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES IN THE PAST WHO'VE TAKEN UP TO A HALF A MILLION
DOLLARS FROM A SINGLE PERSON. AND IT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE IT SUITS
THE POLITICIANS WELL.))
On the other side of the fence: Smithfield Foods.
The company is under state and federal investigation for a dizzying number
of recent pollution violations.
Governor Allen's PAC has taken 125- thousand dollars in pork packing money.
Sabato says it's wrong.
But legal in Virginia.
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: WHAT I FIND INCREDIBLE ABOUT VIRGINIA,
AND I'VE BEEN WATCHING IT FOR 25 YEARS, IS THAT PEOPLE DO NOT DEMAND THE
OBVIOUS. THEY DO NOT DEMAND A CHANGE IN WHAT IS PERCEPTIVELY A CORRUPT
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((AS PUBLIC AWARENESS OF WHO PAYS FOR CAMPAIGNS AND WHO BENEFITS INCREASES, LET
THERE BE NO DOUBT, SO DOES THE MONEY. THIS WILL HAVE BEEN BY FAR THE MOST
EXPENSIVE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN VIRGINIA HISTORY. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS
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The Tamoil contribution has given Virginia Republicans fresh ammunition in
the final hours of the fall campaign.
Double Boxes=Keith/Joe Microwave
Joe Dashiell reports from the Roanoke regional airport where Governor George
Allen and Attorney General Jim Gilmore rallied local republicans this after
(Rollcue: Today Governor Allen returned the fire.)
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Tomorrow's election will be the most important one of their lives.
That's what former state Democratic party chairman Mark Warner told the
crowd gathered at a rally today in Arlington.
Warner predicted a Democratic victory in the General Assembly elections.
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((MARK WARNER/FORMER VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN: THE TRUTH IS, WITH US, NO
MATTER WHAT THE OTHER SIDE DOES WITH THOSE SCURRULOUS LIES AND RHETORIC AND
LIARS AND EVERYTHING ELSE OUT THERE-- THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT IF WE GET OUR
VOTE OUT THERE TOMORROW. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Former Va. Dem. Party Chmn.;
OUT Q=out there tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Senator Chuck Robb says this election resembles last year's-- in
that victory will depend on strong Democratic turnout in Northern Virginia.
Health care was among the topics tackled by candidates vying for State
Senate in the 19th district.
Democrat Joyce Glaise read a prepared statement at a news conference in
Glaise is challenging Republican incumbent Charles Hawkins.
She zeroed in on proposed cuts to medicaid and medicare.
IN Q=The budget
((JOYCE GLAISE/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: THE BUDGET CUTS PROPOSED IN
WASHINGTON D.C. WILL MEAN 100- BILLION DOLLARS LESS FOR HEALTH CARE FOR RURAL
AREAS AROUND THE COUNTRY. IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 80- PERCENT OF ALL HOSPITAL
REVENUES COME FROM MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.
SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R- CHATHAM: NO ONE CAN SIT HERE TODAY AND TELL YOU HOW
MUCH IS INVOLVED, BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS. BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE STATE IS IN
A MUCH BETTER STATE TO FERRET OUT THE WASTE THAT'S TAKING PLACE IN THAT SYSTEM
THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ))
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OUT Q=federal government.
Hawkins says the bureaucracy that's built up around medicaid and medicare in
Washington has made the system unmanageable.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Ahead on News-7, mourning for Israel's assassinated prime minister and
speculation on how his death will affect Mid-East peace,
and a bunker built during the cold war reveals its secrets.
A visit to the Greenbrier, and its unusual guest quarters coming up.
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World leaders, family, and friends were in Jerusalem today to help bury
The Israeli Prime Minister was assassinated Saturday during a peace rally.
Roanoke's Jewish community paid special tribute to Rabin during this
morning's worship service at Beth Israel Synagogue.
The people prayed for continued progress toward peace in the Middle East and
said special prayers for the slain world leader.
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((EXALTED, COMPASSIONATE GOD, GRANT PERFECT PEACE AMONG THE HOLY AND THE PURE
TO THE SOUL OF OUR DEAR PRIME MINISTER YITZAK RABIN. ))
Rabbi Fox says it is difficult for the Jewish community to deal with the
fact that a Jewish man shot Prime Minister Rabin.
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((RABBI JEROME FOX/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE: THIS ASSASSINATION HAS NOT BEEN PART
OF POLITICAL STRUCTURE FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS. TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO YES, IN
GRECO ROMAN TIMES THERE THAT SOME SAY THAT LED TO THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM
IN THE YEAR 70. THIS HAS NOT BEEN DONE FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS AND IS A REASON
SECURITY AROUND RABIN WAS FAIRLY LAX.))
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Rabbi Fox says people need ritual to help get them through a tragic time
like this. He says watching ceremonies on television is not enough to help a
An expert on Middle East history at Virginia Tech fears the impact Rabin's
death could have on the peace process.
Professor William Ochsenwald (OX-en-wahld) has lived in several Middle East
countries, including Israel.
He hopes the assassination will re-energize the Labor Party and peace
supporters, but fears the party will lose its narrow majority without Rabin's
((WILLIAM OCHSENWALD/MIDDLE EAST HISTORY PROFESSOR: ELECTIONS, NATIONAL
ELECTIONS IN ISRAEL ARE DUE TO TAKE PLACE NEXT YEAR, AND IT COULD BE THAT THIS
ASSASSINATION WILL LEAD TO A WEAKENING OF THE LABOR PARTY AND A GAINING OF
STRENGTH FOR THE LIKUD OPPOSITION. AND IF THAT HAPPENS THE POSSIBILITY OF
PEACE PROGRESSING WILL BECOME MUCH LESS. ))
SUPER=01-William Ochsenwald/Middle East History Prof.;
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Ochsenwald says Israel AND the U.S. now more than ever must guard against
religious nationalist extremists further derailing the peace process.
A fire at a mobile home in Franklin County killed two brothers.
It happened early Sunday morning, near Boones Mill.
When firefighters arrived, they found the trailer in flames.
Once the fire was under control, they found the bodies of Johnny and James
Officials say the cause of the fire was some combustible material left near
a portable electric heater.
Also yesterday, an Amherst County man died when his trailer home went up in
The elderly victim, who police have not identified, apparently could not
escape his burning house on Woodrow Avenue.
Authorities say it did not appear the fire was suspicious but police are
An outside probe into the recent deaths of kidney dialysis patients at
Greensville Correctional Center concludes there are NO deficits in patient
The maximum security prison that houses the death chamber came under fire
after Virginia's bi- partisan crime commission looked into recent inmate
In the report, a dialysis expert at U-VA's Health Sciences Center recommends
such things as new dialysis machines, better record keeping, and continuing
education for the nursing staff.
But the study concludes that UVA "did not find the causes or circumstances
of death of these dialysis patients out of the ordinary." Corrections
Director Ron Angelone says the report completely exonerates his department.
Wall Street experienced lower than normal trading levels today, weakening the
The DOW dropped 11- and- a- half points to close at 48- hundred- 14.
Nasdaq was down three- and- a- half points.
For about 25-percent of the population-- SNORING is a big problem.
Now, area patients have access to a new laser procedure which corrects the
problem-- nearly painlessly.
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Snoring occurs when air is obstructed through the passages at the back of
the mouth and nose-- causing the soft palette and uvula to vibrate.
But a new laser surgery at Community Hospital reshapes the back of the
throat, in about four treatments.
Experts say it's better than most of the alternatives.
IN Q=There have been
((DR. WILLIAM DICHTEL/HEAD AND NECK SPECIALIST: THERE HAVE BEEN 200- AND SOME
PATENTS IN THE PATENT OFFICE FOR DEALING WITH SNORING AND PROBABLY THE MOST
UNUSUAL IS A DEVICE THAT PUTS A TENNIS BALL ON THEIR BACK TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM
LYING FLAT ON THEIR BACK AT NIGHT-- THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE DEVICES THAT PEOPLE
SUPER=01-Dr. William Dichtel/Head & Neck Specialist; :
OUT Q=that people use.
The consequences of the laser procedure are a little less painful-- a
temporary sore throat can be expected.
Federal officials are coming clean in West Virginia.
For the past 37- years, a massive nuclear fallout shelter has sat underneath
the Greenbrier Resort.
Today, for the first time, reporters were allowed inside the bunker.
Scott Prince was there.
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SUPER=03-White Sulpher Springs, WV;
SUPER=04-The Greenbrier Resort;
SUPER=01-Fritz Bugas/Former U.S. Defense Aid;
OUT Q=West Virginia;
(( The Greenbrier Resort has been a staple of hotel excellence for the past
But over the past 4 decades, it's been buried in a bed of secrets-- top
secrets to be exact.
Thirty- seven years ago, underneath the Greenbrier, this nuclear fallout
shelter was built.
It was designed to protect top federal officials, like members of Congress.
And even though there's been speculation that the facility existed, federal
officials were able to keep a low profile.
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((FRITZ BUGAS/FORMER U.S. DEFENSE AID: WE HAD INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE CONTENT TO
LEAD A DUAL LIFE. ONE OF DOING CERTAIN WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT, YET BEING AN
ACTIVE PART OF THE COMMUNITY. ))
A telecommunications studio, decontamination areas, and dormitories make up
just a small portion of this 112- thousand square foot bunker.
But back in July, the government abandoned the shelter and ownership was
handed over to the resort.
Since then there's been debate over what to do with it.
Many say it should be turned into a museum.
Others think it should become a casino.
But Greenbrier officials aren't saying a word.
For right now, they're satisfied in knowing the U-S Government would have
had a place to operate in the event of a nuclear attack.
They're even more satisfied in knowing they never had to use it.
Scott Prince, News 7, White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia.))
Coming up tonight in sports, The Browns check out of Cleveland and move into
UVa looks to make Turtle soup this weekend.
And ESPN analyst Dr. Jerry Punch will join us for LIVE here at the Roanoke
Valley sports club in just a minute.
A lot of Browns fans are blue tonight, after today's lunch time announcement
in downtown Baltimore that confirmed Cleveland's worse fear - The Browns are
moving to Baltimore.
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Maryland Governor Parris Glendening says the team will start playing at
Memorial stadium in 1996.
The Browns have been an institution in Cleveland since 1950.
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((ART MODELL/BROWNS OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Art Modell/Browns Owner; :18
OUT Q=...of Cleveland."
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :00
The Move still needs approval from the NFL owners. And this morning the
city of Cleveland got a temporary injunction blocking the team from leaving
before a November 20th hearing.
And as promised ESPN college football and racing analyst Dr. Jerry Punch now
joins us a few moments before addressing the Roanoke Valley sports club
SUPER=01-Dr. Jerry Punch/ESPN Analyst;
Mike and Punch talk about NASCAR, ROLL ONCE PUNCH IS ESTABLISHED.
GRAPHIC=TWO SHOT OF MIKE AND PUNCH
Here's comething for you to be on the lookout for this weekend in Atlanta.
The Wood Brothers Citgo Ford has a brand new paint scheme for this race
Roll While MIke intros the VO on the James Bond Car.
Let's switch gears to football. A lot of Tech fans spent Sunday E-mailing
some not so pleasant notes to ESPN studio analysts Craig James and Lee Corso
trashed the Hokies before and after their win over Syracuse.
Any thoughts on that?
Now you were on the sideline for UVa's big upset of Florida State last
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Thursday; :00
Tell us a little bit about what George Welsh was telling you as he left the
field with that unexpected lead at halftime last Thursday.
RUNS=:16 before shot freezes
wrap up and go to mike centered
After beating second ranked Florida State, the Virginia Cavaliers are now
the nations 14th rated team.
Steve Mason says the Cavs have two challenges this week. First, coming down
from cloud nine, and then preparing for Maryland.
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SUPER=01-Demetrius Allen/Virginia Receiver; :09
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/1223 Yards Rushing This Season; :25
SUPER=01-Terry Holland/UVa Athletic Director; :49
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Cornerback; 1:12
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((UVa's win earned Charlottesville a new name and a new feeling. What it's like
to be on the winning end of a game that comes down to the final play.
The victory proved to be another national coming out party for Tiki Barber,
and after the game analysts were mentioning Barber as a future Heisman
candidate, not Warrick Dunn.
FSU will probably receive the higher bowl alliance rating and UVa will most
likely get a bid to the Gator, Peach or Carquest Bowls, though Virginia won.
Bowl officials still had encouraging words for UVa.
Game time saturday at Byrd Stadium is scheduled for noon. Steve Mason, News 7