Tragedy at a race track in northern Virginia, when a hot rod smashes into a
And Liberty University may be facing foreclosure.
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A trip to a northern Virginia speedway has ended in death.
A woman was killed yesterday as she used her body to shield her five- year-
old son from an out- of- control dragster that smashed through a fence.
The boy is in serious condition this morning.
Six other people were injured fleeing the crash.
The driver was not hurt, police say his car suffered mechanical failure and
The state senate race may kickoff today.
Allen Dudley is holding a morning press conference in Rocky Mount.
With control of the State Senate hanging in the balance, the race to replace
Virgil Goode promises to be a hard- fought and closely- watched contest.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says both political parties have
plenty at stake.
IN Q=If I look at this selfishly
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IF I LOOK AT THIS SELFISHLY AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE. IT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 20 - 20 SENATE AND A 21 - 19. THAT'S A
VERY IMPORTANT MARGIN, BECAUSE YOU WORK YOUR WILL ON EVERYTHING FROM PROCEDURE
TO SENATE RULES TO HOW BILLS ARE REFERRED. AND I THINK WE'VE THRIVED THE LAST
YEAR WITH A 20 TO 20 SENATE. WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO PRESERVE IT.))
OUT Q=to preserve it.
Democratic Delegate Roscoe Reynolds in also a contender for the job.
The special election to choose Goode's successor in the State Senate is
likely to happen sometime next month.
The Lt. Governor will also be in our area today.
He will be giving the Veterans Day address at the Veterans Care Center in
The celebration starts at noon.
The former director of Virginia's Explore Park has taken on a position that
will allow him to work with local landowners to protect viewsheds, historic
sites and undeveloped property.
Last week, Cutler announced he is leaving his job at the Explore Park to
join the Western Virginia Land Trust.
He will be working one- on- one with landowners to promote conservation
easements... agreements that provide tax benefits in exchange for restrictions
on the property.
IN Q=If you surrender the right
((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN VIRGINIA LAND TRUST: IF YOU SURRENDER THE RIGHT TO MAKE
AN INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, OR COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT,
IMMEDIATE INCOME TAX IS REDUCED BECAUSE THAT IS A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO
GOVERNMENT AND THEN WHEN YOU DIE AND YOUR KIDS HAVE THE ESTATE TAXES TO PAY,
THE ESTATE TAXES ARE MUCH LOWER SO THAT LAND IS MUCH MORE APT TO STAY IN THE
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Virginia Land Trust;
OUT Q=stay in the family.
Cutler says the group will be modeled after a similar organization that has
helped preserve more than 400- thousand acres of open space in northern
Roanoke Police are still on the lookout
this morning for two men who entered a convenience store and stole a cash
It happened at the Uni-Mart on Gus Nicks Boulevard shortly after 9 last
IN Q=Two individuals entered
((C.J. GOINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; ))
SUPER=01-C.J. Goins/Roanoke City Police;
OUT Q=fled the scene.
One man suffered minor injuries when the two men left store, knocking the
door into the man.
The two men then fled on foot in Thrasher Park.
Police do have K-9 units on the scene.
Liberty University could lose ownership of its Lynchburg campus if it does
not fork up more than one million dollars in overdue payments to bondholders.
The school has until Tuesday to come up with the money or face foreclosure.
Liberty owes an estimated 15 million dollars to its bondholders, but the
cash- strapped school has offered to repay just half that amount.
But attorneys for the school's creditors say that's not enough, and they
reserve the right to foreclose on the property.
The campus and buildings are said to be worth between six and eight million
A lot of economic data that's coming out is indicating that the economy may
And that could bring interest rates down.
Len Besthoff looks into what this could mean for individual investors in the
latest edition of Common Sense.
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SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Butcher Singer; :08
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
IN Q=In this
((In this week's edition of Common Sense we discuss what could happen if
interest rates drop and how that would affect investors.))
IN Q=A lot
((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: A LOT OF SIGNS IN THE ECONOMY
INDICATE THAT THE ECONOMY IS SLOWING, AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS THE FED COULD
LOWER INTEREST RATES. IF THEY DO LOWER INTEREST RATES, IT'S A LOT OF TIMES
REALLY GOOD FOR THE STOCK MARKET, BECAUSE INVESTORS WHO AREN'T ABLE TO GET THE
HIGHEST RATE OF RETURN FROM FIXED INCOME INVESTMENTS LOOK FOR OVERALL CAPITAL
APPRECIATION IN THE FORM OF STOCKS. AMONG THE STOCKS, PROBABLY LOOK AT THE
SMALL CAP BEING THE ONES THAT ARE LIKELY TO BENEFIT THE MOST. THE SMALLER
COMPANIES ARE HIGHLY LEVERAGED, THEIR BORROWING COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH
INTEREST RATES, IF THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY AS MUCH INTEREST, IT HELPS THEIR
BOTTOM LINE. SO I WOULD LOOK FOR THE SMALL CAPS TO DO PARTICULARLY WELL COMING
OUT Q=into January.
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff with
((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it
back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
There will soon be a new D-Day memorial and education center in Bedford.
Historian and author Stephen Ambrose has agreed to lead fund-raising for the
Ambrose will head the National D-Day Memorial Foundation's advisory board.
The foundation already has raised two million dollars for the eight million
dollar project, which is expected to be completed in time for the 55th
anniversary of D-Day in 19-99.
During the D-Day invasion in June 19-44, Bedford suffered the greatest per
capita loss of life of any U-S community.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
A woman died at a northern Virginia racetrack after a race car smashed into
a spectator stand.
Officials say the 37- year- old woman died trying to save her son.
The U-N prepares an aid mission to Zaire.
Truckloads of food and medicine will be delivered to hundreds of thousands
of refugees fleeing in the region.
And some local homeless veterans are celebrating life on this Veterans Day.
And that's what making news on this Monday, November 11th.
A five- year- old boy whose mother was killed while shielding him from an
out- of- control hot rod in Northern Virginia is now reported in serious
The boy was injured when a dragster lost control and smashed through a fence
at a racetrack near Warrenton.
Six other people were injured fleeing the wreck.
Miriam Hernandez has the story.
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SUPER=02-Joe George/Car Owner; :47
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One person is dead and thousands are without electricity in northeastern
Ohio this morning following a heavy weekend snowfall.
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The storm dumped up to 14 inches on the region.
And another powerful snowstorm is on the way, and is expected to bring
another 8 inches of the white stuff today.
The snowy conditions caused an American Airlines jetliner to skid of a
runway in Cleveland.
But officials say none of the 121 people on board the plane was injured.
A Virginia family escaped serious injury when their single-engine plane
developed engine trouble and landed in marshes near Brunswick, Georgia Saturday
Glynn County officials found the plane about two miles from a small airport.
The occupants were the pilot, a 35- year- old Mechanicsville man, his 35-
year- old wife and their daughters, ages nine and five.
Their names have not released.
The woman suffered a broken collarbone and her husband had bruised and
The family was flying from Richmond to Kissimmee, Florida.
Still more allegations in the army sex scandal.
Newly released documents show that several officers and instructors accused
of raping and harassing female recruits also threatened their victims in hopes
of keeping them quiet.
Five people have been charged and fifteen more have been suspended in
connection with the scandal at the Maryland training facility.
Help is on the way to more than one million refugees scattered in eastern
A U-N relief operation is scheduled to begin today, bringing badly needed
food and medicine to those trapped by fighting in that African nation.
A spokesman for the U-N refugee agency, says the security council did not
act quickly enough in averting this crisis.
((RAY WILKINSON: THE LAST TWO YEARS WE'VE HAD THIS PROBLEM FESTERING AWAY IN
CENTRAL AFRICA WITHOUT MANY PAYING ATTENTION TO IT, AND IT WAS SIMPLY
INEVITABLE THAT AT SOME POINT THAT WAS GOING TO EXPLODE AGAIN AND NOW I'TS
EXPLODED WE HAVE A SITUATION THAT'S FAR MORE COMPLEX THAN IT WAS TWO YEARS
SUPER=01-Ray Wilkinson/UN Relief Worker;
OUT Q=two years ago.
The U-N a shipment will reach only two cities, many more refugees have fled
farther west into inaccessible parts of Zaire.
Veteran A-B-C Newsman David Brinkley ended his 53 year T-V career yesterday
with an apology to President Clinton.
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In a discussion at the end of A-B-C's election coverage, Brinkley used
profanity in talking about President Clinton's next term and called Mr. Clinton
((DAVID BRINKLEY: WELL AFTER A LONG DAY, WHAT I SAID WAS BOTH IMPOLITE AND
UNFAIR AND I'M SORRY AND I REGRET IT. ))
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OUT Q=and i'm sorry.
Appearing on Brinkley's farewell show, the President accepted
the apology with a smile, and then moved on to talk about his new cabinet and
balancing the budget.
Add another name to the list of people expected to leave the White House.
President Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff Harold (IH'-keez) Ickes is
reportedly on the way out.
Meanwhile the President is hinting he's ready to consider bringing on
Republicans for key White House roles, possibly as Presidential aides.
President Clinton will observe Veterans Day today at Arlington National
He'll lay a wreath and speak during a memorial service at the Tomb of the
Some Roanokers started their celebration over the weekend.
Steve Smallshaw has the story of some homeless veterans who are glad they're
getting a second chance at life.
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SUPER=01-Lois Bettis/Roanoke Rescue Mission; :17
SUPER=01-Bill Manning/Homeless Veteran; :38
SUPER=01-Don Walton/Homeless Veteran; 1:00 Quick!!!
OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.
(( The latest numbers show that about fifteen percent of the men seeking
shelter in Roanoke's Rescue Mission are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
A national survey suggests that downsizing in the military is leaving more
Lois Bettis, however, has another explanation.
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((LOIS BETTIS/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION: IN OUR CASE, I GUESS WE WOULD SAY, 98 TO
99 PERCENT IS ALCOHOL OR DRUG RELATED.))
That's a charge neither Don Walton or Bill Manning would deny.
Both are long- time residents of the mission, and both have fought their own
self- induced demons since leaving the military.
Alcohol and drugs left them without money, without a home, and without hope.
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((BILL MANNING/HOMELESS VETERAN: THIS IS A PLACE TO BE IF YOU ARE HOPELESS. AND
I DEFINITELY WAS HOPELESS. I LOST MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN, THEY HAD WANTED
NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH ME BECAUSE OF ALCOHOL.))
OUT Q=because of alcohol.
IN Q=After years spent
((After years spent battling problems like alcoholism and drug abuse, many
veterans tell us if they had not ended up at the rescue mission, their only
other destination would have been much more final.))
OUT Q=much more final.
IN Q=Were it not
((REPORTER: WERE IT NOT FOR THE MISSION WHERE WOULD YOU BE RIGHT NOW? DON
WALTON/VETERAN: PROBABLY IN THE STREETS OR PROBABLY, MAYBE DEAD.))
OUT Q=maybe dead.
But here Walton, Manning and dozens of other veterans like them have found
Twelve- step programs and a strict daily regimen have turned them around.
They know that this could very well be their last chance.
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((BILL MANNING: AND I HAVE SEVEN PEOPLE HERE WHO I REALLY CAN'T LET DOWN. AND
I'M STARTING OVER AGAIN AT 55 YEARS OF AGE. I HOPE I CAN JUST CONTINUE.))
OUT Q=can just continue.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Roanoke.))
A local cellphone company gave some disabled veterans a chance to talk with
friends and family yesterday at no cost.
Volunteers from G-T-E- Mobilnet paid a visit to the V-A hospital in Salem
and the nearby Veterans Care Center.
They came packing cellphones for veterans to make free long- distance calls
to loved ones.
Ray Tabor spoke with his sister in Pennsylvania for the first time in about
IN Q=Yes she is
((RAY TABOR/VETERAN: YES SHE IS. SOME GRANDKIDS AND MICHAEL. YEAH WE'RE HAVING
A FIELD DAY TODAY. I MEAN TO TELL YOU THIS IS MY DAY.))
((ANTONIO EDMONDS/GTE MOBILNET: IT'S VERY NEAT. IT'S REAL INTERESTING, YOU LOOK
AT PEOPLE AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW SMALL THINGS CAN REALLY TOUCH SOMEBODY'S LIFE
AND IT'S ACTUALLY A BOOST TO YOURSELF.))
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SUPER=01-Antonio Edmonds/GTE Mobilnet; :16
OUT Q=boost to yourself.
Edmonds says the program was started to help veterans who not only can not
afford long distance calls, but are physically unable to make the call
The bumpers on some popular minivans apparently are not doing the job.
4:52:50 or 5:06;23
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says nine models fared poorly in
bumper crash tests at five miles per hour.
The worst was the 19-96 Ford Aerostar, which averaged more than 14-hundred
dollars in damage.
The 19-96 Honda Odyssey sustained the
least damage, averaging 474 dollars per crash.
Ford disputes the test findings.
If the Virginia Military Institute gets its way, the first class of women
entering its corps of cadets will get no special treatment.
On Wednesday V-M-I and Justice Department lawyers will meet in Roanoke
federal court to decide what accommodations V-M-I should make for women.
Next year's freshman class will be the first in school history with women.
V-M-I would like to induct women into the corps of cadets -- known as the
That would mean women would have to shave their heads and be ordered around
The Justice Department says it wants V-M-I to protect incoming women from
potential sexual harassment.
But V-M-I officials say the government wants to change school tradition.
San Francisco coach George Seifert says quarterback Steve Young is
questionable for next week's game. Young suffered a slight concussion in
Sunday's loss to Dallas.
For all of last night's scores from the gridiron, let's check the boards.
wipe to boards
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