Coming up on news seven at six President Clinton says help is on the way for
flood stricken areas in Virginia.
And a controversial strip club in Montgomery County is open once again.
In sports, Highlights from Virginia tech, VMI, Washington and Lee, Clemson
and North carolina. Plus, We will have UMass star Mrxus Camby's retun and if
that's not enough, how about Express highlights as well.
The rains have stopped-- with no major flooding problems this time around.
Meanwhile, the forecast promises some welcome dry weather for the next few
President Clinton has declared parts of flood-stricken Virginia a major
Governor Allen announced today that federal funding will be available in the
counties of Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Shenandoah, and Warren.
SUPER=03-Bath Co./January 19;
Last week, heavy rains combined with rapid snow melt caused severe flooding
throughout the state.
Funding will be available to supplement the recovery needs of residents and
Individuals, families, and business owners in need of aid can apply by
calling 1-800-4-6-2-9-0-2-9 OR 1-800-4-6-2-7-5-8-5 for the hearing impaired.
Those lines will be open from 8 a-m to 6 p-m, seven days a week.
The face of downtown Roanoke is about to undergo some changes.
A store some call a LANDMARK closed today.
As Denise Allen reports a new owner could take of over the building as early
as next week.
IN Q=For 18 years
SUPER=01-Deidre Day/Asst. Mgr. Downtown Store; :09
SUPER=01-Charlotte Hutchens/Customer; :27
SUPER=01-Barbara Kingery/Heironimus Employee; :38
OUT Q=News 7
(( For 18 years Deidre Day has worked in the downtown Heironimus Store.
But when she closed the store this evening it marked the end of an era.
((DEIDRE DAY/ASST MGR DOWNTOWN STORE: THEY'RE GOING TO MISS THE STORE, THE
FRIENDLINESS, THE FAMILY FEELING. THAT'S MOSTLY WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO MISS
ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN STORE.))
Heironimus came to Roanoke around 18-90 and after more than a hundred years
of business, downtown workers had become use to spending their lunch breaks
brosing the store.
((CHARLOTTE HUTCHENS/CUSTOMER: MY DAUGHTER WORKS AT TRIGON AND MY
GRANDDAUGHTER WORKS AT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. SO WE CAN MEET, HAVE LUNCH AND
SHOP. THAT'S GOING TO BE GONE NOW.))
((BARBARA KINGERY/HEIRONIMUS EMPLOYEE: STORES OF OUR TYPE THAT HAVE EXISTED
FOR 100 YEARS OR MORE ARE BEING BOUGHT BY OTHER COMPANIES AND IT'S KIND OF
Barbara Kingery has worked for Heironimus since 1950.
She says shopping malls played a major role in the demise of the downtown
((AND THE VARIETY IS NOT DOWN HERE. THEY CAN GO TO A SHOPPING CENTER AND FIND
ALMOST EVERYTHING THEY NEED IF NOT IN ONE STORE IN SEVERAL.))
No jobs will be lost because of the closing.
Employees of the downtown store are either being transferred or will retire.
Heironimus leased this building and now that Deidre Day has tallied the last
receipt, auctioneers will take the keys.
The building goes on the block Wednesday.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Virginia Tech administrators won a lawsuit filed by a student who was
strip-searched after being suspected of cheating on a make-up exam.
U-S District Judge James Turk ruled for the college before the case went to
He found that administrators who ordered and conducted the search of Deborah
Carboni in a campus bathroom were reasonable in believing the search was
School employees suspected Carboni of having notes in the restroom.
No notes were found.
The lawsuit filed by militiaman Bill Stump has been dismissed.
He sued the judge, the prosecutor and the agent involved in his firearms
Last fall Stump was convicted of possession of unregistered silencers as
part of the government's investigation of the Blue Ridge Hunt Club.
Stump is due to be sentenced next week.
THIS week Judge Turk threw out the case.
The Judge said that "neither an A-T-F agent, an Assistant U-S Attorney, nor
a federal judge may be held liable for faithfully performing his duties".
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Still to come on News 7,
A pipe line in Roanoke is continuing to spill water, but will it cause
problems for area residents?
And a controversial strip club reopens in the New River Valley.
We'll see what county officials are doing to change their act.
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We said goodbye to the rain this morning as a cold front moved off to the
But not before dropping between one and two inches of rain to parts of
High pressure settling in behind the front will clear skies tonight-- and
make for a sunny, but cooler second half of the weekend.
Stay tuned-- we'll tell you what to expect, coming up in the forecast.
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When your fingers do the walking, you'll be dialing a new number.
Starting today, the 7-0-3 area code is no longer in use in southwest
IN Q=THE AREA CODE
((COMPUTER OPERATOR: THE AREA YOU HAVE DIALED, 7-0-3, HAS BEEN CHANGED TO
5-4-0. PLEASE HANG UP AND DIAL AGAIN.))
OUT Q=DIAL AGAIN
The six month grace period for dialing Virginia's new area code is over.
The new number was introduced last July.
The recording you just heard will be in place for at least 60 days.
The 5-4-0 area code stretches from Lee County, in the southwestern tip of
the state, to the northeast in Winchester.
This is one of the first area codes in the nation to have a second digit
other than zero or one.
Virginia will get a fourth area code later this year.
The area code, will be 7-57 and will serve the eastern shore.
A large pipe line in Roanoke County is still gushing water and may continue
for days to come.
A construction company putting in new guardrails ruptured a 36 inch water
This all took place on Thursday.
Construction workers struck it when they were putting in the guardrails near
the intersection of Florist and Williamson Road.
Roanoke City Water officials say the pipe has been sealed on both sides.
Now they need to wait for it to drain before the repairs can be made.
Officials say the construction company will pay for the repairs and lost
Service to residents has not been interrupted.
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Heads up, speeders.
You might be able to go faster without getting a ticket.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;
A General Assembly committee this week considers a bill that would raise the
speed limit to 70 miles per hour on some interstates and divided four-lane
highways-- and also 60 miles-an-hour on other four-lane highways.
Congress recently gave states authority to set their own limits.
The attorney representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit
against President Clinton -- says he will run for attorney general in Virginia.
Gibert Davis said today in Richmond it's time to seek public service -- and
he intends to take advantage of that opportunity.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore is expected to seek the G-O-P nomination to
succeed Governor Allen next year.
A New River Valley strip club is at it again.
They originally opened in the fall.
Employees were arrested for alleged indecent performances, and the
establishment was closed.
But the charges were dropped, and now county officials are gearing up for a
public hearing next month.
Jay Moore has the details.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Roy Thorpe/Montgomery Co. Attorney; :36
SUPER=01-Ward Dawson/Juicie's Manager; :50
((Juicie's opened in November.
Less than a week later it closed because it featured partially nude dancing.
Three dancers were charged with indecent exposure and giving an obscene
IN Q=They were going
((ECSTASY: THEY WERE GOING ON THEIR OPINION OF WHAT THEY BELIEVE SHOULD BE
DONE RATHER THAN THE LAW RATHER THAN OUR RIGHT.))
OUT Q=our rights.
IN Q=I'm not worried
((SCARLETT: I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT. WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING ILLEGAL AND
THIS IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST CLUBS I'VE WORKED IN.))
OUT Q=worked in.
A judge earlier this week dropped the charges at the request of the
commonwealth's attorney who says the state law was too vague.
Now the county has gone out of the area to find an answer.
IN Q=We have
((ROY THORPE/MONTGOMERY CO. ATTORNEY: WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE FROM VIRGINIA BEACH.
ITS BEEN TESTED IN THE COURTS AND WE PUT IT IN THE FORM FOR MONTGOMERY
OUT Q=Mont. County.
The manager says complete nudity is perfectly legal.
IN Q=To my understanding
((WARD DAWSON/JUICIE'S MANAGER: TO MY UNDERSTANDING THE WOMEN CAN TAKE OFF ALL
THEIR CLOTHS AND DO A COMPLETE NUDE SHOW. ))
OUT Q=nude show.
The county attorney says if passed the new ordinance will prevent that.
IN Q=It talks
((THORPE: IT TALKS ABOUT PUBLIC NUDITY AND THAT IT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AND
THERE'S A CERTAIN DRESS THAT'S REQUIRED.))
OUT Q=that's required.
IN Q=I've had no real
((DAWSON: I'VE HAD NO REAL RADICALS SCREAMING AT ME PERSONALLY BUT I'VE HAD
HEARD A POSITIVE VIEW FROM EVERYONE WHO WALKED IN THE DOOR.))
OUT Q=in the door.
SOT Standup 8:40:48
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: DAWSON SAYS HE'S ONLY HEARD GOOD COMMENTS. COUNTY
OFFICIALS SAY THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE A SAY NEXT MONTH. IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, JAY
MOORE, NEWS 7.))
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Up next on News 7,
We'll show you an alternative to man's best friend.
A look at exotic pets is up next,
and another interesting animal story, this time its turkey's answering roll
MUSIC UP FULL
Some believe that man's best friend is a dog.
But what about an Iguana or a Cockatoo.
The fascination for exotic pets has been growing over the past few years--
some are switching from fur to scales.
IN Q=Folks from Pet
SUPER=01-Denise Spangler/Pet City Manager; :13
SUPER=01-Scott Larsen/Pet City Reptile Dept.; :57
OUT Q=fresh water.
((Folks from Pet City in Roanoke say they do offer some furry creatures such
as possums, chinchillas, and Ferrets.
Their staff say these exotic pets are as user friendly as Fido and Muffy.
((DENISE SPANGLER/PET CITY MGR.: THEY'RE LIKE THE KITTEN THAT NEVER GROWS UP.
THEY CAN LIVE EIGHT TO TEN YEARS AND THEY'RE EXTREMELY LOUD PETS, EASY TO TAKE
CARE OF. YOU CAN LITTER BOX TRAIN THEM AND LIKE I SAID THEY ARE VERY, VERY
And if birds are your cup of tea this Cockatoo may be the exotic pet for
But there are some things to consider.
((FIRST OFF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THAT WE SEE IS A LOT OF FAMILIES HAVE
ALLERGIES. AND A LOT OF THINGS WITH THE FUR AND EVEN THE BIRDS WITH THE DANDER
THAT'S ONE THING AND THE OTHER IS HOW MUCH TIM ARE YOU GOING TO PUT INTO THIS
ANIMAL. THEY ALL REQUIRE A LOT OF ATTENTION.))
But if you are looking to avoid the allergy causing dander you might
consider these scaly guys.
They don't make you sneeze and require little maintenance.
((SCOTT LARSEN/PET CITY: ABOUT FIVE MINUTES TIME PER DAY FOR MAINTENANCE.
THEY'RE VEGETARIANS, SO IT INVOLVES CHOPPING UP THEIR VEGETABLES AND CHANGING
THEIR WATER TO FRESH WATER.))
For more information about exotic pets tune in to On Record tomorrow morning
Wild turkeys were loose in Roanoke County this afternoon.
The call went out and birds from all over the state answered.
IN Q=nat sound
OUT Q=nat sound
A screen separated judges from the turkey impersonators.
The National Wild Turkey Federation sponsors several of these turkey calling
competitions each year.
The contestants can compete in three divisions--seniors, juniors and
The winners from today's activities go on to compete in the national contest
in Georgia, next month.
More on the Hokies rebounding win, plus we willhave highlights of the VMI
game and the Washington and Lee contest this afternoon, More Super Bowl hype,
and the Express played with a lot of hype last night in there win over
Richmond. Frank Anzalone talks about the win and discusses tonight's game with
8th ranked Virginia Tech rebounded from Thursday night's loss to George
Washington by pounding Fordham 81-57 today in Blacksburg.
The Hokies took the Cassell Coliseum floor looking for redemption and they
would find it.
A balanced attack proved to be the winning combination for Tech. Myron
Guillory was one of three Hokies in double figures, he knocked down 10 on the
Tech lead 56-39 at the half and did not let up after the break. Damon
Watlington registered 11 on the afternoon, including this trey.
Shawn Smith lead all scorers with 12 points. Watch the forward make the
nifty baseline move and then throw down the slam.
He paid for his inside play with a busted lip; video curtosy of Mike Stevens!
Troy Manns just missed double digit scoring. The former Patrick Henry star
tallied 9 points; add this drives and kiss off the glass to the list.
Manns dished out this assist to travis Jackson who says look out below. He
had 8 points.
Now, there is a name you have not heard. Ace Custis. Why? because Ace only
scored 4 points, in fact he did not notch his first bucket until there was 4:27
left in the game!!
But without, Ace, The Hokies improve to 13 and 2.
SUPER=01-Damon Watlington/Scored 11 Points; :00
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/Scored 4 Points; :13
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. tech Head Coach; :24
OUT Q=...team play"
The VMI Keydets returned to Cameron Hall for the first time since January
3rd and registered a big Southern Conference win over Appalachian State.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs. Mountaineers;
Bart Bellairs' club had little trouble in this one.
Brent Conley finds Lawrence Gullette cutting down the lane for the easy
Appy State tried to hang in. Junior Braswell makes the nice drive and puts
it off the window.
But the Keydets cruise in this one. SUPER=33-VMI/=84/Appalachian
Jahi Citizen caps off the win with the big jam on the break and VMI wins 84 to
GRAPHIC=W & L logo
Just down the street, the Washington and Lee Generals took on Guilford
College in an ODAC tussle.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Generals vs. Quakers;
Washington & Lee started hot. Kelly Dyer gets the friendly bounce from
the rim on this jumper.
Then watch brother Cam with the move inside. He puts it off the window for
2 of his 23, and the Generals led by 3.
But Guilford comes right back. Tim SUPER=33-Guilford/=84/Washington &
Wooten hits the baseline jumper for two of his 22 and Guilford wins it 84-76.
In ACC action today, North Carolina State upset 18th ranked Clemson 64-61
at Little John Arena.
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Wolfpack vs. Tigers; :00
State's Todd Fuller scored 20 points, including the Wolfpack's last 6, to
lead his team to the win.
When Fuller was on the bench; Marco Harrison picked up the slack as he
drives in the paint and nails the shot.
Terrell McIntyre lead the Tigers with 19 points. N.C. Stat wins by 3,
Across the line, wake Forest topped North Carolina. Scottie Peral nails this
shot in the game between the 9th and 11th ranked teams in the land.
Jeff MiGinnis answered with this dish to Vince carter, and the Tarheels
beat Wake 65-59.
SUPER=03-Amherst, MA; :00
Back to the Atlantic 10 where everyone anxiously awaited the return of
that guy; Marcus Camby. In his first return to the hard wood after his fainting
spell, camby was impressive. He scored 19 points on the day as the Minutemen
remain number 1 and stay undefeated. They win 72-47. Now the numbers.
Wipe to boards!!
The Roanoke Express is back in the Round House tonight for a battle with
the East division's second place team in hampton Roads.
Roanoke topped the ECHL's best team last night, beating Richmond 4-3 in a shoot
out with 6 thousand, 553 watching.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00
The Express hit the hard water without bruiser Jason Clarke who sat out
because he was late to two team functions.
The Express scored at the 16:22 mark of the first on this goal by Wade
Gibson, Jeff jestadt and Tim Christian.
Richmond tied the game in the second period on Marty Roy's tally at the
14:18 mark. The renegades went up 2-1 in the third before Roanoke rallied.
Jestadt scored one of his two goals on the night on this break away;
credit the assist to Karry Biette and Duane Harmer.
The Express went up 3-2 with 11:23 left in the game on Dave Stewart's blast
from outside. It was a power play SUPER=34-Roanoke/==4/Richmond/==3;
goal. Richmond tied the game and it went to a shootout.
In the fifth round; Jestadt scored his second goal of the night and Roanoke
wins 4-3. Tonight, Hampton Roads, the 2nd place team in the division.
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...ready to go"
The Super Bowl is just a day away. Both coaches offered final thought son
the game yesterday. Pittsburgh's Bill Cowher talked about not only reaching the
big dance, but winning it.
IN Q="The only
((BILL COWHER/STEELERS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Pittsburgh Head Coach; :00
Charles haley was part of the focus for Dallas coach barry Switzer, and the
final word is good for Cowboy fans.
((BARRY SWITZER/DALLAS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Dallas Head Coach; :00