Next on News seven Virginia Tech's star quarterback,
23-year-old Jim Druckenmiller, was arrested this morning for malicious
In Lebanon six people are dead, four of them children, after an Israeli
Helicopter fired on an ambulance.
And the first annual Multiple Sclerosis Hair-A-Thon kicked off in Roanoke.
News seven is next.
GRAPHIC=Va Tech Football
An altercation outside of a Blacksburg bar last month has led to another
arrest of a Virginia Tech football player.
This time the Hokie's star quarterback.
23- year- old Jim Druckenmiller was arrested this morning for malicious
IN Q=Officials say this
SUPER=04-Today; :35 Quick!!!
OUT Q=players raped her.
(( Officials say this is the result of an on going investigation of a fight
that occurred at a Blacksburg night spot last month.
The charges stem from Druckenmiller's alleged involvement in the beating of
Coach Frank Beamer says he's talked to Druckenmiller and in statement
released today said- QUOTE-
"He should take some responsibility in the incident.
He has been punished accordingly within our football ranks.
He also pointed out..
"Just because a person has been charged with an offense, that does not
necessarily mean he or she is guilty."
Druckenmiller was released today on five- thousand dollar bond.
He did participate in a scrimmage this afternoon.
George DelRicco, a standout linebacker for Tech, was arrested and charged
last month in the incident.
Police say the linebacker confronted four other students.
Police say an exchange of words turned physical.
Elko and Jesse Phillips suffered from fractures to the face as a result of
The arrest of Druckenmiller comes on the heels of some other problems
concerning Tech players.
Tony Morrison and James Crawford are facing a civil suit from a former Tech
Christy Brzonkala filed suit after claiming the players raped her. ))
A Miami University football player was found dead shortly after 7 this
morning in a dormitory apartment.
A severely injured woman who was with him later died at a hospital.
Police have confirmed the identity of the male victim as 22- year- old
Marlin Barnes who was a sophomore and a linebacker on the football team.
The bodies reportedly were found when a student tried to get in the
apartment, but the door was blocked.
Police have no suspects at this time are are investigating it as a double
In Lebanon children are now among the casualties in the fighting between
Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah guerrillas.
A United Nations officer said six people, four of them children, were killed
when an Israeli helicopter fired at an ambulance near a port city.
At least eight people were wounded.
The Israeli military chief of staff said the ambulance was moving Hezbollah
fighters within an area Israel had warned should be evacuated.
IN Q=Inside the ambulance
(( AMNON SHAAHAK/ISRAEL'S MILITARY CHIEF OF STAFF: INSIDE THE AMBULANCE WERE
HEZBOLLAH MEMBERS AND IT WAS MOVING BETWEEN HEZBOLLAH POSITIONS IN AN AREA
WHICH WE ASKED ALL CIVILIANS TO LEAVE BECAUSE IT WAS BEING USED AS A ROCKET
SUPER=01-Amnon Shaahak/Israel's Military Chief of Staff;
OUT Q=rocket launch site.
According to a French reporter an Israeli Apache helicopter gunship fired a
missile that struck the ambulance as it evacuated about 15 refugees from a
However, Israeli officials say their attacks on Lebanon could last as long as
SUPER=03-Jericho, West Bank;
Now the Palestinian National Authority is criticizing Israel for violating
the Middle East peace process by attacking Hezbollah guerrilla strongholds in
At a meeting chaired by Yasser Arafat in Jerico the P-N-A cabinet ministers
demanded that Israel halt its military operation in Lebanon, called "Grapes of
P-N-A officials say they support the Lebanonese in their efforts to be
liberated in the Israeli occupied territories in southern Lebanon.
Democrats across the state stuffed ballot boxes today.
The caucuses determine the delegates for the state and local conventions.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=Democrats across the state
SUPER=07-Ben Tyree; :18
SUPER=07-Reginald Garman; :29
SUPER=07-Henry Tieleman; :49
SUPER=07-Jim Moore; 1:01
SUPER=01-Sandra Ryals/Sixth District Democrat; 1:12
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((Democrats across the state pledged support for the candidate they would
like to see be their party's nominee for the U-S Senate seat.
Former congress woman Leslie Byrne, former state party chairman Mark Warner
and Nancy Spanus are vying for the nomination.
Byrne and Warner have the edge.
((BEN TYREE: SHE LIKES TO BREAK THINGS DOWN ON A SIMPLE LEVEL WHERE THE VOTERS
KNOW WHAT SHE'S VOTING FOR AND WHY SHE'S VOTING FOR IT AND MOST POLITICIANS
DON'T DO THAT.))
((REGINALD GARMAN: HE FOR POLITICS THAT I THINK ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND I THINK
HE'S A VERY INTELLIGENT MAN. HE'LL REALLY MAKE A GOOD SENATOR.))
But some say they're casting their ballots for electibility rather than
((HENRY TIELEMAN: THE TWO CANDIDATES, THEIR IDEAS ARE VERY MUCH THE SAME BUT I
THINK MARK HAS A BETTER CHANCE.))
((JIM MOORE: SHE'S EXPERIENCED IN CONGRESS. SHE SERVED IN THE STATE
LEGISLATURE AND SHE'S ALSO SERVED IN THE U.S. CONGRESS.))
Ballots cast during these caucuses elect delegates for the state and local
((SANDRA RYALS/SIXTH DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL WHO ARE
REGISTERED VOTERS TO HAVE A SAY IN THE SELECTION OF NOT ONLY THEIR PRESIDENT,
BUT ALSO THEIR SENATOR AS WELL AS THEIR HOUSE CONGRESSMAN.))
More caucuses are scheduled for Monday.
Officials say they should know who their nominee is next week.
They say that's when they'll turn their attention to defeating the
Denise Allen News 7.))
A vast majority of the delegates elected today to attend the nominating
favor Mark Warner as the party's U-S Senate nominee.
The state party reported that with 1,150 of the convention's total 3,500
delegates elected, Warner led
former U-S Representative Leslie Byrne by a margin of just over one thousand
delegates to 70.
supporting Nancy Spannaus, a follower of Lyndon LaRouche, numbered 52 by this
evening, while 21 delegates were uncommitted.
About two-thirds of the delegates have yet to be chosen.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news-7,
Radford University goes ahead with the construction of a new building
And we'll see a great way to avoid the long lines at the toll booths.
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
Wx ad lib
All right, Ron.
It's been a day of all kinds of summer- like weather.
We started out with sunny skies and very warm temperatures-- but as the
evening wore on, a line of thunderstorms came rushing through.
Rainfall totals have been around a quarter of an inch in most areas--
But the showers will taper off overnight-- leaving behind a mostly sunny
More on that-- coming up later on in the forecast.
MUSIC UP FULL
Lynchburg firefighters have been busy for most of the day, putting out brush
One fire came close to two apartment complexes near Graves Mill Road.
At one point fire officials asked people who lived at Old Mill Townhouse
Apartments to close their windows because of the smoke.
The fire also came within a few feet of a complex on Mill View Lane.
A wooded area located behind the apartments caught fire but was quickly
Neither building caught fire.
No one was injured but some firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion.
An Amherst County landmark was destroyed by fire last night.
Officials say the blaze that destroyed the Jack Howell Place may have be the
result of an electrical problem.
Two families were living in the house.
Everyone escaped without injury.
The fire is still under investigation, but officials say it does NOT appear
to be suspicious.
The home was built in the 1700s.
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Motorola has pushed back the opening of a major computer chip manufacturing
plant in Goochland county.
Company officials say it's revised its plans for the three BILLION dollar
Goochland County facility.
Officials blame the delay on slowed growth in the chip business and recent
boosts in capacity at a plant in Austin, Texas.
Motorola bought the 230 acre site last year.
It will employ five-thousand people at full capacity.
The plant is expected to generate more the 500 MILLION dollars in tax
revenue in its first 20 years.
Radford University's dreams for a College of Global Studies were shattered
last year, but officials are still moving ahead with construction of the
building that would have housed it.
When the state yanked funding for the high- tech college, it allowed
Radford to keep the five million dollars already allocated for the building.
The university scaled back the design, and is ready to advertise for
construction bids at the end of this month.
((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: BUT THE BEAUTY OF THAT BUILDING IS
THAT IT WILL HOUSE A SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION. WE HOPE THAT WE CAN
TAKE THE BEST FEATURES OF THE GLOBAL COLLEGE, ))
((INTEGRATE IT WITH WHAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING IN A COST- EFFECTIVE WAY.))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President;
OUT Q=cost-effective way.
The building should be complete NEXT summer.
Along with international studies, it will house Radford's foreign language
And a high- tech telecommunications network will allow distance learning
programs with teaching sites throughout the region.
Judge John (Apo-sti-lou) Apostolou has announced his retirement.
The judge, who's served for 11 and a half years on Roanoke County District
Court, says simply he is getting older.
He says there is nothing mysterious about his retirement which takes effect
He made the announcement yesterday.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Hair was being primped, curled, and sprayed today, all in the name of
Blacksburg gets a new grocery store with everything from homemade candy to
on site chefs.
MUSIC UP FULL
Traffic came to a standstill for about half an hour this morning on the
To let a twin engine plane take off.
Jack Harmon of Ohio got into trouble Tuesday night while flying from New
Hampshire to Tennessee.
He told authorities he had a fire in the cockpit and had to land because the
plane was losing oil pressure.
The turnpike was the safest place to do that.
The stranded plane sat on the shoulder of the highway for the better part of
the week while repairs were carried out.
Thanks to special permission from state authorities, Harmon was allowed to
taxi his plane along the highway earlier today for the take off.
The warm weather and a charity event brought a festive atmosphere to a
Roanoke hair salon.
Stylists at Hair Works on Williamson Road, donated their time and their
talents to Multiple Sclerosis.
Regular customers and walk-ins participated in the first annual M-S
In addition to a new do, you could pick up lunch or get your face painted.
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((ANNETTE GILLISPIE/HAIR WORKS: WE KNOW SO MANY THAT HAVE IT. IT'S A CAUSE
CLOSE TO OUR HEART AND I USUALLY DO THE WALK-A-THON SO WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT THE SAME DAY.))
SUPER=01-Annette Gillispie/Hair Works;
OUT Q=it the same day
All the proceeds from the event go to the M-S Society.
M-S is a neurological disorder which results in the loss of muscle control.
There is no known cure to M-S.
The Salem Avalanche took the diamond again tonight in game 2 of a 3 game
set with the Frederick Keys.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Keys;
Salem starter Brent Crowther had his troubles early on.
Frederick's Mike Wolf hits this gapper that scores Rick Short and Jim
Foster to give the Keys a 2-nothing lead.
Still in the 1st, Mike Gargiulo lines this pitch into right center for 2
RBI's and Frederick led 4-zip after 1.
The Avalanche got on the board in the 3rd. Elvis Pena gets a base knock up
the middle scoring Chan Mayber. John Juidice added a solo homer cutting the
lead to 1 before the rains came. SUPER=34-Salem/==4/Frederick/==5;
but Frederick wins it by a score of 5 to 4.
The Baltimore Orioles hosted Minnesota at Camden Yards this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HOME TEAM SPORTS; :
Oriole Manager Davey Johnson in the dugout.
But Minnesota comes out smoking. Dave Hollins hits a double to right field
that scores Jeff Reboulet and Paul Molitor to give the Twins a quick 3 to
nothing lead in the first.
Baltimore trailed 6 to 4 until the bottom of the 8-th. B.J. Surhoff sends
this pitch deep over the right field wall for a two run homer and the game was
tied at 6 to 6.
Then in the bottom of the ninth SUPER=35-Baltimore/==7/Minnesota/==6;
Brady Anderson with the long ball a solo homer over the right field fence and
the Orioles come back to beat Minnesota 7 to 6.
The Miami Heat has moved a half game ahead of the Charlotte Hornets in the
battle for the 8-th playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
A hot day on the outside of the Miami arena and the Heat was just as hot on
Miami's Alonzo Mourning takes it in for the hook shot and the Heat took the
one point lead in the first quarter.
But the Knicks come back going to their center Patrick Ewing. He scores
the hoop over Mourning and New york lead 25 to 21.
Mourning won the battle of the SUPER=32-Miami/103/New York/=95;centers
he scored a game high 25 points as the Heat beats the Knicks 103 to 95.
For the first time in 26 years, the N-H-L's defending champion will not be
in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
But Tampa Bay is in for the first time in franchise history with a win over
the New Jersey Devils.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/SPORTSCHANNEL; :
The score was tied 2 to 2 early in the third. The Senators took a 3 to 2
lead in the third and Tampa Bays's Tom Chorkse is in the right spot he knocks
in the puck from in front of the net and the Senators get the win.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up,
And Greg Norman is still in control during the third round of the Masters
Greg Norman will start the final round of the Masters with a six shot lead
on the field.
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :
Norman's lead is the biggest since Seve Ballersteros led by 7 in 1980.
The Shark took the bite out of the Augusta course. this chip shot sets up a
birdie at the 8-th hole.
Norman would would finish the day shooting a one under par 71 and he sits
atop the leader bord at 203 13 under par.
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((GREG NORMAN/MASTERS THIRD ROUND LEADER: ))
SUPER=01-Greg Norman/Masters Third Round Leader; :00
OUT Q=......will be different."
NIck Faldo remains in second place but he lost two shots to Norman with a
one over par 73 today. Faldo is 7 under for the tournament.
And Phil Mickelson is holding the third spot. He shot 72 today and he's
at 6 under par for the event.
The Virginia Cavaliers closed out the bulk of their spring football
workouts today with the annual spring game.
Mike Stevens says the defense won the game 41 to 33 thanks to an area
player who is Taylor made to tackle.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/UVa Spring Game; :00
SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Linebacker and End; :34(quick)
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :41
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Safety; :57(quick)
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/2 Touchdowns; 1:17
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Sophmore Quarterback; 1:40
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Senior Quarterback; 1:49
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
Yesterday at North Wilkesboro, First Union Corporation and SABCO racing
owned by Felix Sabates announced the formation a new Winston Cup team that will
race a minimum of five events this season.
SUPER=03-North Wilkesboro, NC; :
Jay Sauter will drive the number 40 Pontiac that will be sporting the
colors of First Union.
Sauter, a veteran American Speed Association driver will attempt to
qualify at Darlington over the Labor Day weekend. Then run at Martinsville and
Charlotte in September and finish in Atlanta.
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((JIM SAUTER/FIRST UNION PONTIAC: IT HAPPENED A WHOLE LOT QUICKER THAN WE HAD
ANTICIPATED. IT WAS GOING TO BE TWELVE SUPERTRUCK RACES, AND GET OUR FEET WET,
LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD. AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN, BANG, THEY PUT THIS DEAL
TOGETHER. SO, IT'S EXCITING FOR ME, AND WE ARE ALL PUMPED UP, AND WE ARE GOING
TO WORK HARD.))
SUPER=01-Jim Sauter/First Union Pontiac; :00
OUT Q=...work hard."
Meantime, Dale Earnhardt, the last driver to be bumped yesterday will start
26-th in tomorrows First Union 400.
The field was complete today with positions 33 to 37 determined by
provisional status. Heres a look at today's results.
SUPER=400-26/Dale Earnhardt/115.031/27/Geoff Bodine/28/Bobby Labonte/29/Dale
SUPER=401-31/Rick Mast/32/Dick Trickle/33/Ricky Rudd/34/Michael Waltrip/35/Hut
SUPER=402-36/Joe Nemechek/37/Bill Elliott
A switch in logos has meant an increase in sales of University of Virginia
Last April the school dumped the scowling Cavalier whose Vandyke beard, and
plumed hat had represented the school for ten years.
In its place, the school sports a new design on its T-shirts, key chains and
School officials say the scowling Cavalier has NOT been a big seller.
The new logos are doing better.
School officials say royalties are up five percent from last year.
Officials of the Harris- Teeter grocery store chain say Blacksburg residents
are getting exactly what they asked for.
Harris Teeter opened a new store at the Gables Shopping Center on Wednesday,
and it's serving up some unique amenities.
It's the second Harris Teeter to offer a gourmet candy shop.
The store will also make and deliver pizzas, and a full- time wine
consultant will be available to help shoppers with wine selections.
Those are just a few of the offerings officials say residents who
participated in focus groups requested.
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((TIM WILSON/MANAGER: THEY TOLD US WHAT THEY WANTED OUT OF A STORE. HARRIS
TEETER DEVELOPS A STORE BASED ON THE COMMUNITY THAT IT'S GOING IN. SO A LOT OF
OUR STORES ARE A LOT DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES. BLACKSBURG IS GETTING
ITS OWN VERSION OF WHAT HARRIS TEETER IS ALL ABOUT. ))
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The Blacksburg store also features a full- service bakery and sandwich shop,
and meals prepared by school- trained chefs.
Owners of Gables are also sprucing up the aging shopping center to match
Harris Teeter's new look.