Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Some strong words from the coach, the A-D and the Rector at Virginia Tech,
defining the University's IN-tolerance of athletes who don't play by society's
And the latest T-V ad amid the spot wars of the Senate campaign.
In sports, the Express hits the home freezer for exhibition game # 2, Roy
Stanley has a FFE fire side chat with Giles coach Steve Ragsdale,
and Marcus Parker scored this TD last year against temple, can he do it
tomorrow?...who knows, but the Hokies will talk about the game.
Alrighty frost fans...we have your forecast tonight and a sharp looking
weekend outlook as well.
On Homecoming Eve, the head of Virginia Tech's board of visitors calls
football players' brushes with the law an ongoing embarrassment to the
But Henry Dekker says he's satisfied with head coach Frank Beamer's response
to the problem.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Frank Beamer says junior kick returner Walter Ford was on the road to a
good career at Virginia Tech when he was charged with shoplifting on October
Beamer had to punt Ford...after Marcus Parker's suspension for his own
shoplifting conviction, the coach had laid down the law.
((FRANK BEAMER/VT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: OUR PLAYERS KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT AND WRONG
AND HOW TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES AND THIS PROGRAM. AND I FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT
NEEDS TO BE DONE. THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA BE DONE IN THIS PROGRAM, AND IF NOT,
WE'LL SEPARATE PEOPLE FROM THE PROGRAM AND THAT'S IT. ))
Ford was the last straw.
Besides Parker, Beamer has suspended several other players this season for
brushes with the law.
During the LAST school year, three players earned misdemeanor convictions,
two others, including quarterback Jim Druckenmiller were charged and acquitted
of assault and battery, and Christy Brzonkala accused three in her alleged
Athletic department and university officials are fed up.
((DAVE BRAINE/VT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH ALL KINDS OF
COUNSELING AND THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH ALL KINDS OF EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND
PROGRAMS AND IT'S TIME THAT THEY STAND UP AND WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING WELL THEY
SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED, BUT WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING WRONG THEY SHOULD PAY THE
Rector Henry Dekker says the problems are an embarrassment to the
university, and he hopes Ford's dismissal will get the message across.
((HENRY DEKKER/VA TECH RECTOR: AND I'M CONVINCED AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF
VISITORS THAT WE ARE HANDLING THESE THINGS PROPERLY AND THAT THEY WILL BE DEALT
WITH PROPERLY.SOTBUT AGAIN WE'RE DEALING WITH A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF
INDIVIDUALS AND LET'S KEEP IT IN THAT PERSPECTIVE. ))
SUAfter the loss to Syracuse two weeks ago, the Walter Ford incident is
another distraction the Hokies didn't need. Beamer hopes his team can put the
incident out of their minds and concentrate only on beating Temple on
Homecoming. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg.))
A two- state search in Virginia and Tennessee is under way for a man who
allegedly killed his girlfriend and attacked two other women.
Police are searching for 27- year- old Brad Duane Osborne.
The crime spree began Wednesday night at a motel in Abingdon where Osborne
allegedly shot his former girlfriend.
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Police say he then allegedly raped a woman he abducted from a laundromat in
She was later released.
Yesterday, the body of a woman believed to be a Osborne's girlfriend was
found in Washington County.
The case of the doctored Senate ad is still raising questions.
John Warner says he did NOT hear about the photo alteration until Wednesday,
after reporters had spent most of the day asking his spokesman.
But his campaign manager, John Hishta, spoke with the Washington Times and
would NOT say when the Senator's STAFF knew about the deception.
Democrat Mark Warner says that raises serious questions about the Senator's
IN Q=What I
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: WHAT I WANT TO SEE IS THE TRUTH. WHAT I
WANT TO HEAR IS THE FULL TRUTH. WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHO ALL WAS INVOLVED IN
THIS PROCESS? HOW DID THIS AD COME ABOUT?))
OUT Q=come about?
Mark Warner's pushing the ad blunder in a new commercial that says John
Warner's out to smear him.
The Democrat wanted to make sure the spot was on T-V today.
It labels John Warner "untrustworthy," for running a commercial with a
SOT - clip from new MARK Warner spot
IN Q=What would have happened
((MARK WARNER CAMPAIGN AD: WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE DECEPTION WASN'T
EXPOSED? WHO WAS JOHN WARNER TRYING TO FOOL, AND HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN FOOLING
SUPER=04-Mark Warner Campaign Ad;
OUT Q=fooling us.
SUPER=03-Alexandria/October 21, 1994
The picture was taken at this event two years ago... Former Governor Doug
Wilder and Senator Chuck Robb shaking hands in front of President Clinton.
Mark Warner is very prominently present, as well.
But G-O-P image makers decided to put Mark Warner in the middle of it,
inserting his face over Robb's. John Warner fired the ad agency, and
ordered the spot taken off the air. It took a couple of DAYS to accomplish
that- -you may have noticed it was still running on our air TODAY, and other
stations as well.
That's because most stations require several days notice to cancel an ad.
Once WDBJ heard from the John Warner campaign, the ad was pulled and public
service announcements were substituted...until he comes up with a new spot.
Black Virginians will soon be speaking with one voice on several issues if a
Martinsville minister has his way.
Reverend T.C. Millner organized the Dominion 2000 conference today in
He says it's to revitalize an informal network of black voters who worked to
help re-elect Chuck Robb in the final days of the 1994 Senate race.
((REV. T.C. MILLNER/DOMINION 2000 ORGANIZER: ONE, WE WOULD WANT TO REALLY HAVE
THE BASIC FACTS ON ALL OF THE ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS...FIVE OR SIX
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: WE DO NOT HAVE ANY STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION IN
TERMS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS PERIOD. NOW PLEASE MAKE ME WRONG! SOMEBODY RAISE
YOUR HAND AND TELL ME I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Rev. T.C. Millner/Dominion 2000 Organizer; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :15
OUT Q=talking about.
Former governor Wilder says a new organization should help African-Americans
make candidates and elected officials more accountable.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6--
O-H-S-A investigates an accident at Salem's Yokohama plant after a worker loses
part of his hand,
and as we approach what could be Indian Summer, we'll head over to Green Hill
Park to experience a little bit of the Indian Pow Wow being held this weekend.
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More problems tonight for the Yokohama Tire plant in Salem.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the
facility after a worker was injured on the job.
This past weekend, Kenneth Dudley severed all of the fingers on his left
when they got caught in a piece of machinery.
Some workers at the plant say the equipment may have been to blame... but
neither union REPRESENTATIVES nor company officials would comment.
In a twist of fate... Dudley was a victim of Yokohama's latest round of
He was finishing up his last day on the job when the accident happened.
A 39-year old native of Roanoke has been enlisted to help Virginia Military
Institute find a few good women.
Terri Wheaton Reddings goes to Lexington as an Assistant Director of
Admissions at V-M-I- -from Radford University, where she holds the same title.
IN Q=I understand the
SUPER=07-Terri Wheaton Reddings
OUT Q=type of institutions.
Keith on ENG
She acknowledges that part of her job could entail overcoming the
reservations that high school girls may have about becoming V-M-I cadets... not
the least of which may be hair styles.
Keith ON ENG
Wouldn't it be a tough sell to convince women to join the corps, if that's a
IN Q=I have not heard
OUT Q=I'm pretty buzzed myself, right now.
She'll assume the rank of Major in the Virginia militia.
Her first day will be November 11th, Founder's Day at V-M-I.
Right now the financial markets are in the middle of a pretty strong run.
But if you're thinking about investing right now, there are two potential
pitfalls to consider.
One takes place every four years.
The other occurs just about any time Wall Street's having a good year.
Len Besthoff explains.
IN Q=There's a
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Stockbroker; :08
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SUPER=01-George Brammer/Stockbroker; :40
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
There's a widely held theory that in the year following a presidential
election, the market takes a tumble.
IN Q=In the short term
((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER-EDWARD D. JONES: IN THE SHORT TERM INVESTORS CAN BE
IMPACTED BY THINGS SUCH AS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, CHANGES IN THE INTEREST
OUT Q=interest rate.
But Ben Hartman, a broker with Edward D- Jones, says you can invest now as
long as you keep a long term perspective.
IN Q=For those
((HARTMAN: FOR THOSE INVESTORS WITH A LONG TERM HORIZON, TYPICALLY THEY WILL
WEATHER THESE TYPE STORMS VERY WELL.))
OUT Q=very well.
With stock mutual funds, there's a different problem.
If you buy in toward the end of a successful year, you could be taxed for a
whole year's worth of gains...that's just the way the tax code works.
IN Q=This year
((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: THIS YEAR THE MARKET HAS DONE
WELL AND MOST EVERY EQUITY MUTUAL FUND WILL HAVE SOME TAXES TO DECLARE.))
OUT Q=to declare.
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IN Q=Financial experts
(( Financial experts say though, that if you think the mutual fund you're
looking at is about to take off, and you want to buy in, you may want to
purchase shares of the fund just a little bit at a time to avoid a big tax
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))
It's worth noting though, that there's no year- end tax on mutual funds
bought through a 401-k or an I-R-A.
On Wall Street today, the stock market broke it's week long losing streak in
a big way.
The DOW climbed nearly 48 points to close for the week at 59-hundred-69.
Nasdaq rose 11 points.
It's not often that a company that's not yet open for business announces
it's ready to expand.
But that's the case in Bedford County, where Barr Laboratories is adding on
to its 14- million dollar manufacturing facility.
The company announced today it will spend another six million to build a
warehouse on its property in Forest.
Barr officials credit the expansion to a boom in the company's generic drug
IN Q=The pace at
((BRUCE DOWNEY/BARR LABS CEO: THE PACE AT WHICH WE'RE GETTING NEW FDA APPROVALS
HAS PICKED UP, THE DEMAND FOR OUR PRODUCTS IS HIGH, SO WE FEEL WE NEED THIS
CAPACITY ON LINE TO BE ABLE TO MANUFACTURE PRODUCTS TO MEET THE DEMANDS NEXT
SUMMER AND THEREAFTER.))
((ROBERT SKUNDA/VA COMMERCE SECRETARY: BARR IS GOING TO BE A REAL ANCHOR AND I
THINK THEIR BEING LOCATED IN LYNCHBURG IS NOT ONLY GOING TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL
ECONOMY TREMENDOUSLY THROUGH THE CREATION OF THE JOBS AND THE INVESTMENT, BUT
IT'S GOING TO HELP US IN VIRGINIA ACHIEVE WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE AND THAT IS
TO BE A WORLD LEADER IN THE BIOTECHNICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Downey/Barr Labs CEO; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Skunda/VA Commerce Secretary; :15
OUT Q=and pharmaceutical industries.
When the Barr facility opens next year, it's expected to create about 120
The company is based near New York City.
The Hokies beat Temple in Washington D.C. at RFK last year. They will talk
about dishing out some capital punishment tomorrow, The Taco Bell 300 at
Martinsville is set, as is our FFE list
and the Express will be without it's top two prospects tonight against South
carolina in Roanoke's first home exhibition game.
15 games are on the slate for Friday Football Extra tonight, one of the key
match ups pits Radford against Giles down in Pearisburg.
Roy Stanley caught with Giles head coach Steve Ragsdale and found out that
this batttle has district championship implications, Roy.
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SUPER=01-Steve Ragsdale/Giles Head Football Coach; :15
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Friday Night; :40
OUT Q=....wrest of the schedule.
ROY WILL TOSS IT TO THE FFE LIST OF GAMES FROM THE FIELD!!!
WIPE TO #ENG
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OUT Q=......last score.
Tickets are still available for this one. 3 and 1 Virginia Tech host 1 and
4 temple Tomorrow at Lane Stadium in a 1pm kickoff.
Tech officials said today that linebacker Tony Morrison and defensive
tackle waverly Jackson are questionable for the game. Nate Williams, Jackson's
back up is hurt and will not play.
The owls are hurting under Ron Dickerson.
IN Q="You never
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...have been"
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Marcus Parker makes his return. Parker had a pair of touchdowns against the
Owls last year at RFK.
Marshall rolls into VMI tomorrow to meet Keydets. The Thundering Herd is 5
anf OH and the nations topped ranked 1-Double A team.
SUPER=03-Lexington/October 8, 1984; :
The Last time V-M-I beat Marshall, it was 1984. Bill Stewart and Thundering
Herd head coach Bob Pruett were assistants under Sonny Randle.
The Thundering Herd is averaging over 31 points a game and the defense is
just as strong.
GRAPHIC=Express training camp
The Express hosts the South Carolina Stingrays tonight at the Roanoke
Civic center in a 7:30 exhibition game.
Express officals said this afternoon that forward Jeff Cowan will not play
tonight. He is one of two players sent to Roanoke from Calgary.
The other, Bob Brown, will also sit out. Frank Anzalone wants to get a
better look at other players.
Defenseman Dave Stewart will aslo be on the bench.
Dave Gagnon will start in net.
One of the last Late Model Stock car races of the year, the Taco Bell 300, is
set for Sunday afternoon at the Martinsville Speedway.
Tony McGuire, who won the race last October and then finished second in the
track's Spring late model race earlier this year, will be out to continue his
But despite his success, he plans to make a few changes to keep up with his
pursuers and in particular , spring race winner Donnie Apple.
IN Q="WE WON THE RACE...
((TONY MCGUIRE/1995 TACO BELL 300 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/1995 Taco Bell 300 Winner; :00
OUT Q=...WITH THAT GUY."
Sunday's race gets underway at 12:30.
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Indians from all of the United States and Canada have descended on Roanoke
County for the second annual Indian Summer Pow Pow.
The weekend long event will be held at Green Hill Park.
Videographer Dennis Brown gives us preview with this photo- essay.
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