Coming up on News 7 at SIX,
Sentencing for a Roanoke auto dealer who admitted taking food stamps as partial
payment for cars.
Also--seems like old times-- Governor Allen and General Assembly Democrats
trade barbs over the State Budget. This time there's much at stake for the
Tonight in sports, qualifying results from North Wilkesboro, plus Roy Stanley
checking in form the track with Terry Labonte - today's pole winner.
Plus, Greg Norman continues to roll at Augusta while Ben Crenshaw, the
defending champ, misses the cut.
Near record warmth today will give way to clouds and showers later in the
Fire broke out at a furniture refinishing company in Collinsville this
The fire started at about 3:30, at Turner's Custom Refinishing near Bassett
Barrels of chemicals inside the building exploded for over 30 minutes, but
authorities say the blaze is now under control.
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SUPER=01-Daryl Emberson/Collinsville Fire Chief;
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At one point, the flames spread to some nearby woods and touched off a brush
fire as well.
No one had to be evacuated.
And officials say no one was hurt.
The assault charge filed against a Roanoke school principal has been
Today, a judge ruled there was reasonable doubt in the case against Michael
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((ANN GARDNER/PROSECUTOR: WE PRESENTED FOUR EYEWITNESSES TO THE FACT THAT MR.
MCINTOSH STRUCK A STUDENT IN THE FACE WITHOUT PROVOCATION AT ALL. ONE OF THOSE
WITNESSES WAS A 27- YEAR TEACHER IN THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM AND I JUST
DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE WE COULD HAVE PRESENTED.))
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McIntosh was accused of striking the 15 year old in a classroom at the Noel
C. Taylor Learning Academy.
Though a teacher and three students confirmed the charge, McIntosh and
other witnesses denied it... and today Judge John Ferguson ruled there was
IN Q=All you have to do
((MICHAEL MCINTOSH/TAYLOR ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE
ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AT THE TAYLOR ACADEMY SINCE I'VE BEEN THERE
AND ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS THAT I DON'T DEAL IN VIOLENCE, HITTING KIDS OR
MALIGNING KIDS IN ANY WAY AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO CONTINUE DOING.))
SUPER=01-Michael McIntosh/Taylor Academy Principal;
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McIntosh says he hopes to return to his job. School officials say they'll
meet with him next week.
A federal judge sentenced a Roanoke used car dealer to six months house
arrest and two years probation for food stamp fraud.
Joseph Spangler pleaded guilty to two counts of accepting food stamps as
partial payment for cars he sold at his lot.
Today Judge James Turk sentenced Spangler to house arrest without electronic
supervision. Spangler's probation terms will run concurrently.
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((TONY GIORNO/PROSECUTOR: IT WAS AN ECONOMIC CRIME AND IT CARRIED WITH IT A
SUITABLE ECONOMIC PENALTY AND A SUBSTANTIAL FINE AND FORFEITURE OF THE VEHICLES
AND FULL RESTITUTION TO THE GOVERNMENT.))
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Spangler also paid a 75-hundred dollar fine and 95-hundred dollars in
It's hard NOT to take it personally when three of the five budget items
vetoed by the Governor are in your backyard.
That's how Vinton Democrat Dick Cranwell sees it.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( The Governor greeted reporters with a shovel in his hand.
It was for planting an Arbor Day tree at the Capitol.
But while George Allen was dumping dirt in Richmond, Democrats were blasting
him for dumping on the Roanoke Valley.
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: WHAT REALLY PAINS ME IS THAT WE HAVE A GOVERNOR
WHO WAS WILLING TO PUT UP 163- MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF INCENTIVES TO GET
DISNEY TO LOCATE A THEME PARK IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, YET HE'S UNWILLING TO PUT
UP 900- THOUSAND DOLLARS TO MAINTAIN A MAJOR EMPLOYER IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
Specifically, Allen vetoed money for the College of Health Sciences in
He vetoed money to help Roanoke County's Rusco, Incorporated move after VDOT
bought its land.
And he cut funding for Virginia CARES -- which helps inmates statewide
return to post- prison life.
Making Virginia CARES compete for funding really grates Vic Thomas.
((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D-ROANOKE: I THINK THEY DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB HELPING PEOPLE
FIND JOBS, ALL OF THE THINGS THEY NEED. HELPING THEM FIND A PLACE TO STAY AND
SO FORTH AND THEIR RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.))
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE ROANOKE AREA MORE THAN ANY OTHER REGION -- TAKE THAT
NEW CENTURY COUNCIL, HAS GOTTEN MORE DECISIONS OF ME APPROPRIATING GOVERNOR'S
OPPORTUNITY FUNDS THAN ANY OTHER REGION IN THE STATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF
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((ROANOKE VALLEY DEMOCRATS HAVE UNTIL WEDNESDAY TO REMIND THEIR COLLEAGUES THAT
THIS BUDGET PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY THE FIRST TIME. ONLY A TWO THIRDS VOTE IS
NEEDED TO OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO. DICK CRANWELL SAYS ANY OTHER OUTCOMES
WOULD JUST BE PARTISAN POLITICS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
the former President of Poland pays a visit to Bedford County. Steve Smallshaw
will have a live report.
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And--they're the best of the best. We'll hear from the state's top student
musicians, performing this weekend in the New River Valley.
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A reward is being offered for information concerning an early morning fire
in Henry County.
A replica of a 16-45 British Civil War fort was destroyed early this morning
in the Horsepasture area.
The replica belonged to Nancy Cline and was valued at 25 hundred dollars.
Authorities do suspect arson.
The International Association of Arson Investigators is offering the reward
for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Another chapter is unfolding in the continuing legal battle between a former
Danville school teacher and two of the city's prosecutors.
Thomas Wayne Motley today filed a 36 million dollar federal suit against
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller and his assistant, James Martin.
He's also suing the "Danville Register and Bee" newspaper.
Two years ago, a jury acquitted Motley of slapping a student with a
A short time later, Fuller and Martin bought an ad in the "Danville Register
and Bee" which exposed Motley's prior criminal record.
Fuller says he did so to address what he saw as errors that had appeared
concerning the case.
Motley says he plans to prove his record was obtained using the Criminal
Justice Information System.
It's generally considered illegal to disseminate such information.
IN Q=I heard
((REV. THOMAS MOTLEY/FORMER DANVILLE SCHOOL TEACHER:I HEARD THEIR EXCUSE FOR
SAYING THAT'S THE REASON FOR WHY THEY PRESENTED THIS CRIMINAL RECORD INTO THE
NEWSPAPER AND I DO NOT BELIEVE ONE WORD THAT COME OUT OF BILL FULLER'S AND
JAMES MARTIN'S MOUTHS. I FIND THEM TO BE MEN, WHO ARE OBVIOUSLY, VINDICTIVE.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Thomas Motley/Former Danville School Teacher;
Fuller's attorney has said Motley's record was obtained LEGALLY through
first hand knowledge and certified court records.
Motley already filed a lawsuit
against Fuller and Martin in Danville Circuit Court. It's scheduled to be heard
Sixteen years ago, he went from an unknown shipyard electrician to the
leader of the democratic "Solidarity" movement in Poland.
Today, he's back at his old job, but former Polish president Lech
(wah-LEN-zuh) Walesa still enjoys immense international popularity.
Double Boxes=Jean and Steve/StarLink
Tonight, (Wah-LEN-za) Walesa is visiting Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
estate in Bedford County...
That's where Steve Smallshaw is standing by live. Steve how did
(Wah-LEN-za) Walesa end up here in Virginia?
Jean, Lech Walesa is making a ...- day trip to the United States and his
first stop is here in central Virginia.
Like the man who spent his summers here, Walesa always will best be
remembered for helping bring democracy to his homeland.
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IN Q=It was Thomas Jefferson
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Lech Walesa; :31
OUT Q=more or less about this
(ad lib live tag)
Double Boxes=Jean and Steve/StarLink
(Q&A: What has Walesa been doing while in the states?)
A federal grand jury has indicted the chairman of the Nelson County board of
supervisors on tax perjury and fraud charges.
Prosecutors say Percy Clark tried to hide more than 236 thousand dollars in
income to his trucking business since 1989.
Clark reportedly understated his business income to the I-R-S and bank
officials, and withheld evidence from a federal grand jury.
Fellow supervisor Johnny Ponton was indicted last November on check forgery
His trial is scheduled to take place next month.
On Wall Street the Dow gained 45 and a half points to finish the week at 55
NASDAQ was up three points.
A trip to the salon for artificial nails or even a manicure should not be
But inexperience can leave a client bleeding or in some cases with permanent
damage to their nails.
Experts say knowing what to look for can make a difference.
April Swain is Coordinator for the Danville Nail Tech's Association.
She says make sure the nail technician is licensed.
The state requires 150- hours of training.
Also, see that the nail tech has thoroughly sanitized her hands and yours.
Plus, she says, the nail technician's work area and implements should be
And, Swain says a drill should rarely be used.
IN Q=The only reason
((APRIL SWAIN/NAIL TECHNICIAN: THE ONLY REASON THAT TECH SHOULD HAVE A DRILL IS
TO CLEAN UP UNDER THE FREE EDGE AND TO DO A FRENCH AND WHITE FILL- IN AND YOU
NEVER GO BEYOND THE POINT OF THE FREE EDGE, NEVER. THAT DRILL SHOULD NEVER BE
USED ON A NATURAL NAIL, IT WILL EAT IT UP AND I PROMISE YOU THAT.))
SUPER=01-April Swain/Nail Technician;
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Dirt can lead to a fungus which eats into the nail bed.
Swain suggests seeing a dermatologist if you experience any discoloration or
swelling of the nail bed.
More than 200 top high school musicians from across the state are making
music together in Blacksburg.
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The students selected for the 1996 All Virginia Band and Orchestra are
considered the BEST OF THE BEST.
Each had to make top chairs in their district to be eligible to audition.
((AUSTIN GRAHAM/BLACKSBURG H.S. CLARINET PLAYER: IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO PURSUE
MUSIC AS A CAREER IT'S ALMOST A MUST-HAVE. YOU ALMOST HAVE TO DO IT. BUT IT'S
SOMETHING GREAT TO BE ABLE TO WRITE DOWN. IT'S REALLY SOMETHING SPECIAL, IT
REALLY MEANS SOMETHING. ))
SUPER=01-Austin Graham/Blacksburg H.S. Clarinet Player;
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The band and the orchestra started rehearsals yesterday for tomorrow's
public performance at Blacksburg High School.
Coming up tonight in sports, Greg Norman continues to roll at Augusta as the
second round of the Masters winds down.
And Roy Stanley checks in from North Wilkesboro
where Elton almost stole the show from the the "Ice Man" - but not quite.
Terry Labonte wins his third pole of the year on an historic weekend.
Before today's time trials at North Wilkesboro, the spotlight was already on
veteran driver Terry Labonte.
And now after his pole winning run today, Labonte will be hard pressed to
escape the media for even a moment this weekend.
Roy Stanley has more from the half mile track.
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SUPER=03-N. Wilkesboro, NC/First Union 400 Qualifying; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/First Union 400 Pole Winner; :22
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SUPER=400-=1/Terry Labonte/116.659/=2/Elton Sawyer/=3/Mark Martin/=4/Bobby
SUPER=401-=6/Ted Musgrave/=7/Ricky Craven/=8/Sterling Marlin/=9/Jeff
SUPER=401-11/Robert Pressley/12/Rusty Wallace/13/Kyle Petty/14/Lake
SUPER=401-16/Kenny Wallace/17/Jeff Gordon/18/Jimmy Spencer/19/Brett
SUPER=401-21/Morgan Shepherd/22/Ernie Irvan/23/Wally Dallenbach/24/Johnny
Earnhardt was 26th, Jarrett 29, DW 30th, Mast 31st, Michael Waltrip 35th,
Ward Burton 40th and Ricky Rudd 41st.
The 1996 racing season also gets underway at the New River Valley Speedway
this Saturday night.
Last Saturday the original opening night was rained out
so, tomorrow night a full slate of racing is on tap with action in mini
stocks, pure stocks, Limited sportsman and late model stock divisions.
There is also a 100 lap Enduro race on tap tomorrow.
The gates open at 1:30, practice starts at 3:30, qualifying begins at six,
and the racing starts at eight at New River.
The second round of the 60th Masters golf championship is winding down in
Augusta, Georgia and the Shark is still devouring the field.
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After shooting a course record 63 yesterday, Norman has been steady today
playing the first 14 holes at one under.
He is ten under for the tournament, and that means he has a 3 shots ahead of
Left hander Phil Mickelson, is two over for the day and is now at five under
The conditions at Augusta have been very windy today, and no one has mastered
the wind better than Corey Pavin, who has the low round of the day with a 66.
The projected cut for the tourney is expected to be at 2 over par. That
means defending champ Ben Crenshaw won't be around for the weekend.
He followed up yesterday's 77 with a 74 and he's at 7 over par.
The Salem Avalanche continues its week long home stand tonight as the club
welcomes the Fredrick Keys to Salem Memorial Stadium
Last night Salem closed out its series with Wilmington by taking three out of
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00
Second baseman Eric Young, the Colorado Rockies star who is in town rehabbing
a hand got things started last night in the bottom of the first with the
leadoff double down the right field line.
Kyle Howser would follow that up with a homer over the left field fence to
plate Young as Salem takes a 2-to-nothing advantage in the opening inning.
Young would double again in the third, and then score on Nate Holdren's
The Avalanche takes three out of four from the Blue Rocks and gets set for
Frederick tonight at 7.
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From the diamond to the courts. Mary Pierce advanced to the semifinals of
the Bausch and Lomb tennis championships in an emotional upset win over
SUPER=03-Amelia Island, FL; :00
the Top seeded Martinez ran the 7th seeded Pierce all over the courts and
won the first set 7-5.
But Pierce made a comeback, winning the next two sets. Her solid court
coverage got to Martinez who hit this shot long after several solid returns
Pierce won the second set 6-3, thanks to some key forehand winners and
then advanced to the semi's with a 6-2 win in the third set.