Next on News Seven Senator John Warner and Challenger Jim Miller are running
hard for the senate seat-- we caught up with them.
And a Roanoke Principal is cleared of criminal charges.
In sports, Highlights of Virginia Tech's Spring game a look at the top 10
players in the N-F-L draft and Roanoke College beats Washington and Lee in
We saw the sun for a short while today-- then scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms came through this afternoon.
More rain is possible tonight-- before skies turn partly cloudy later on.
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Roanoke principal Michael McIntosh was cleared of criminal charges last
week, but he may be heading back to court in an effort to reclaim his position.
McIntosh was accused of striking a student, but a judge ruled there was
reasonable doubt and dismissed the charges.
Though McIntosh wanted to return to his job at the Noel C. Taylor Learning
Academy, School Superintendent Wayne Harris has reassigned him to
administrative duties at the Lincoln Terrace and Addison Magnet Schools.
Attorney John Fishwick says McIntosh was surprised when he was not
reinstated to his position at the Taylor Academy.
The two will be meeting early next week to consider the legal options.
A union representation drive is underway at the Hanover Direct Home Fashions
Center in Roanoke County, less than a year after it opened.
Yesterday supporters of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union passed
out literature in an attempt to increase their ranks.
IN Q=Because the
((WALTER SHELBURNE/HANOVER DIRECT EMPLOYEE: BECAUSE THE UNFAIR LABOR
PRACTICES, THE UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS, THE UNFAIR LABOR, I MEAN, THE UNFAIR
SUPER=01-Walter Shelburne/Hanover Direct Employee;
OUT Q=the unfair pay.
Hanover Direct says it doesn't feel it needs union representation, noting it
has competitive wages, excellent benefits, and it provides a good place to
Hikers on the New River Trail now have a straight shot from Pulaski to
Galax, without a detour around private land in Wythe County.
A new two- mile section has opened, allowing first- time access to Foster
Now the state hopes to bring new life to the former mining community.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=NAT SOUND OF RAKING ROCKS
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Hufeisin/New River Trail Manager; :32
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
SOT nat of raking rocks
New River Trail State park workers are hard at work building a new canoe
SOT nat of dozer
And new access roads to the parking areas they'll also soon build.
The work is part of the improvements under way at what will be called Foster
For years, the trail stopped on each end of this former mining community
and detoured around private property.
But the state bought the land last Fall, and opened the new trail connector
Officials say by July, they'll open the area AROUND the trail.
((MARK HUFEISIN/NEW RIVER TRAIL MANAGER: PHASE ONE, WE'RE LOOKING AT PUTTING IN
SOME PICNIC AREAS, TWO PICNIC SHELTERS, SOME CANOE ACCESS TO THE RIVER AND A
LITTLE FISHING AREA.))
This summer, a gift shop will open in the old depot, and visitors will be
able to rent bikes, canoes and horses at the old barn.
Eventually, officials hope to bring history back to life on the 160- acre
((THIS PART RIGHT HERE IS THE SAWMILL AND YOU CAN STILL SEE THE WHEELS, THE
BELTS AND EVERYTHING ARE STILL STANDING RIGHT WHERE THEY WERE. ))
Hufeisin would eventually like to see a living history museum, complete
with an amphitheater using the old blast furnace as a backdrop.
Several fields would be used for primitive, R-V, and even equestrian
campgrounds along the river.
For non-campers, more comfortable accommodations may be available.
suWhen Virginia Iron and Coke was here, miners used to stay in this hotel
back in the 1800's. In the early 1900's it became an orphanage. Now officials
hope someone will lease it, fix it up and turn it into a bed and breakfast.
Hufeisin has already had several inquiries about the hotel.
As for the rest of the property, the improvements will take years as
funding becomes available. Tracy Altizer News 7.))
Election day is more than seven months away, but Virginia voters will be
hitting the polls in about six weeks.
The Republican primary is in June.
That's when the VOTERS will choose the GOP nominee for United States Senate
Denise Allen caught up with incumbent John Warner and challenger
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/(R) U.S. Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=News 7
Challenger Jim Miller calls himself a consistent conservative.
Incumbent John Warner says he's an experienced senator who's voted his
But both know it's what the voters think that's important.
The latest polls give John Warner the edge, but Miller says the numbers
translate in his favor.
IN Q=THE PREDICATE
((JIM MILLER/R-U.S.SENATE CANDIDATE: THE PREDICATE FOR THE POLL IS A TURN OUT
OF LIKE 43 PERCENT AND EVERYBODY KNOWS TURNOUT IS GOING TO BE LIKE 13-PERCENT.
WHEN THEY ASKED THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER YOU'VE EVER PARTICIPATED AS A
REPUBLICAN IN ANY EVENT I LEAD SENATOR WARNER.))
OUT Q=SENATOR WARNER
IN Q=i don't care
((JOHN WARNER/R-U.S. SENATOR: ))
OUT Q=i've gone a head
Primaries traditionally bring low voter turnouts.
And a low turnout in June's primary would seem to benefit Miller.
The two potential nominees are rarely seen at the sam event, leaving open
the question, "will there ever be a debate?"
IN Q=CALL HIM UP
((MILLER: CALL HIM UP AND ASK HIM. HE'S THE MAN THAT CAN SAY YES OR NO. I'VE
SAID LET'S HAVE A SERIES OF FOUR DEBATES.))
OUT Q=OF FOUR DEBATES
IN Q=i offered jim
OUT Q=i enjoy it
While the June 11th vote determines the GOP nominee, the decision won't just
be up to republicans.
In the end all registered voters can have a hand in choosing who will be the
Denise Allen News 7.
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Cleaning out your garage the safe way.
We'll show you how one group does it right,
and if pancakes are your cup of tea, then your in luck.
The Kiwanis Club has been dishing them out all day in the name of charity.
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Well, Ron the day started fairly quietly-- then a band of showers and
thunderstorms moved into the region.
Halifax county's under a severe thunderstorm warning for the next 10 minutes
That band of thunderstorms is moving Northeast at 40 miles an hour.
Meanwhile, more scattered showers are possible-- before partial clearing
occurs later tonight.
We'll check out the latest doppler radar-- coming up in the forecast.
MUSIC UP FULL
Looking at the lines at the Salem Civic Center hundreds of people in the
Roanoke Valley spent the morning cleaning out the garage.
Today was the fourth annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
This is the one day of the year the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority
collects items such as oil, batteries, antifreeze, paints and pesticides.
Organizers say this gives people a chance to safely dispose of these
And they say it's just the right thing to do.
IN Q=THE PAINT IS
((JOHN HUBBARD/ROANOKE VALLEY RESOURCE AUTHORITY: THE PAINT IS CERTAINLY
RECYCLABLE. THE OIL, THE GASOLINE ARE BLENDED TO MAKE FUELS. KEROSINE CAN BE
RE-USED. BATTERIES, SOME OF THE AEROSOLS CAN.))
SUPER=01-John Hubbard/Roanoke Valley Resource Authority;
OUT Q=SOME OF THE AEROSOLS CAN
The number of people taking part in the event doubled this year.
The Resource Authority offers these tips to cut down on toxic materials:
--Buy the least toxic product
--Buy only what you need
--or use non-toxic substitutes.
You can contact the Resource Authority for more information.
Rockbridge County, Lexington and Buena Vista are going through a number of
Recently the area's economic development commission hired a new executive
And already David Kleppinger is busy trying to bring industry to the area.
Jay Moore reports.
IN Q=Working in economic
SUPER=01-David Kleppinger/RAEDC Executive Director; :17
SUPER=03-Natural Bridge Station; :25 QUICK!!!
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :41 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=News 7
(( Working in economic development is nothing new to David Kleppinger.
The new executive director of RAEDC has been doing planning and community
development for almost 25 years.
He's served for many years on city council in Williamsburg.
He says that will only HELP him with his new job.
IN Q=I think it
((KLEPPINGER: I THINK IT BECOMES VERY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH A
REGIONAL ENTITY WHERE YOU'RE DEALING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, POLITICAL
OFFICIALS FROM THREE JURISDICTIONS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE GOOD PERSPECTIVE. ))
OUT Q=have good perspective.
One thing Kleppinger is happy about is the success with the area's
SOT 8:32:48 (tape 2)
IN Q=Kleppinger says
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: KLEPPINGER SAYS OVERALL ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY IS IN PRETTY
GOOD SHAPE. IN FACT THE INDUSTRIAL PARK AT NATURAL BRIDGE IS ALREADY FULL PLUS
SINCE HE'S BEEN IN OFFICE HE'S HEARD SPARKED INTEREST IN THE VACATED BLUE BIRD
OUT Q=Blue Bird Plant.
That plant closed in '92 leaving more than 200 people out of work.
IN Q=There's good interest
((KLEPPINGER: THERE'S GOOD INTEREST. IT'S A GOOD BUILDING. GOOD COMMUNITY.
I'M REALLY OPTIMISTIC THAT BUILDING IS GOING TO HOUSE A NEW INDUSTRY SOMETIME
VERY SOON. ))
OUT Q=sometime very soon.
And he's optimistic about economic growth in the area as a whole.
IN Q=This community
((KLEPPINGER: THIS COMMUNITY THE NATURAL BEAUTY, THE CULTURE, THE HISTORY, THE
AMENITIES, THE COLLEGE THAT ARE HERE. THERE'S A GOOD WORK ETHIC IN THIS AREA.
OUT Q=in this area.
And he says all of that will make his job easier.
In Rockbridge County, Jay Moore, News 7.))
So you've found that perfect home and you're ready to sign the final papers.
Before you do, you may want to consider a home inspection.
Jean Jadhon reports it could save you money in the long run.
SUPER=01-J. Don Field/Home Inspector;30-34 quick
SUPER=01-Phyllis Schaal/Home Buyer; 42-46 quick!
SUPER=01-Herman Schaal/Home Buyer; 1:30-33! quick!
OUT Q=Jean Jadhon, News 7 Roanoke."
((Herman and Phyllis Shaal looked at many houses before picking one. But
before the sale is final, some other folks will look at this home with a much
more critical eye- They are home inspectors.
These guys tap-
and climb- and crawl-
They venture into every corner and crevice.
They also shake things around a bit.
ALWAYS CHECK THE FLOOR AROUND THE COMMODE, MAKE SURE IT'S GOOD AND SOLID.
WE TAKE TWO AND HALF TO THREE, THREE AND HALF HOURS TAKE IT PIECE BY PIECE
JEAN: DO YOU THINK THAT THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN'T SEE AS A BUYER, WHEN YOU
COME INTO A HOUSE EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAT, BUT ....PHYLISS: OH YES, EVERYTHING
HIDDEN BEHIND THE WALLS AND THE CRACKS.
The hidden things- Thats' what the inspectors look for.
In this house, the electrical wiring is old-
The roof could also use some work- the inspectors found a leak.
JEAN JADHON: INSPECTORS WILL CHECK THINGS THE AVERAGE PERSON DOESN'T THINK
ABOUT. FOR EXAMPLE. THIS DETECTOR CAN TELL IF THESE GAS BURNERS ARE GIVING OFF
ANY CARBON MONOXIDE.
When the inspection is done- the buyer is given a list of things that may
The inspectors also explain what may need work.
TIM ELLIS: THE ROOF OF THE DORMER IS ROLLED IT'S THE SHEET.
HERMAN: WILL IT GIVE ME ANY PROBLEMS?
So what happens if your dream home needs a 5 thousand dollar fix up?
JEAN: DO YOU HAVE THE OPTION NOT TO BUY? YES. WE'VE PUT IN THAT OPTION THAT I
CAN BACK OUT OR THE OWNER CAN BACK OUT.
WELL WE'LL PROBABLY TALK TO THE OWNERS AND SEE IF MAYBE HE CAN SPLIT THE COST
OR AT LEAST PART OF IT.
The inspection gives the owner recourse-
A couple of hundred dollars can save the new owner thousands down the
road. Jean Jadhon, News 7 Roanoke.))
For more on what you should know before buying a home, watch On Record
tomorrow morning at Eleven.
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Coming up next on News 7, Kimberly McBroom will be along with an update on
our weekend forecast,
and we'll see how the Roanoke Kiwanis got people out early this morning.
Roanoke's Kiwanis Club has literally served tons of pancakes today-- and the
griddle is still hot.
The first annual Pancake Day has already made four times the club's
By nine this morning club members had served thousands of hot cakes.
Other cooks were working on frying 12-hundred pounds of sausage.
IN Q=WE'VE JUST HAD
((JERRY STRAYVE/KIWANIS: WE'VE JUST HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE DONATING THEIR TIME
AND EFFORT TO HELP UNDERWRITE ALL THE COSTS. SO 100-PERCENT OF THE TICKET
SALES IS TARGETED FOR THE DIFFERENT CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT.))
OUT Q=ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
The event lasts until seven tonight.
The Kiwanis Club is a community service organization.
In addition to money, members donate around 15-thousand hours working with
And coming up, Virginia Tech wrapped up spring football practice today,
and a look at the top 10 picks in the N-F-L draft.
And Steve Mason has a report on what will be a record day for at least one
driver at Martinsville.
The Virginia Tech Hokies wrapped up their spring season with the Annual
Maroon and White game.
The game started as the captains met at midfield.
On the Maroon teams first drive Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller hands off to
fullback Brian Edmonds who goes up the middle for the 15 yard touchdown to make
it 7 to nothing.
Druckenmiller would strike again in the first quarter as he hits Michael
Stuewe on this leaping four yard T-d pass and the Maroon team led 14 to
The White would get it together in the second quarter as Al Clark hooks
up with James Crawford on this 20 yard touchdown pass play. The White trailed
But two more Druckenmiller T-d's SUPER=34-Maroon/=28/White/==7;passes
including this pass to Shawn Scales who would do the rest for the 40 yard
touchdown and the Maroon team goes on to win it 28 to 7.
Several players from state schools are waiting the call from the N-F-L
Tech's Bryan Still and J.C. Price are projected to be draft as is U-V-A's
Mike Groh and Bobby Neely.
But few surprises in the first round of the draft.
The New York Jets selected U-S-C wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson with the
number one pick.
Illinois's Kevin Hardy was number two and his teammate Simeon Rice was
UCLA offensive tackle Johnathan Ogden was picked fourth by Baltimore and
the fifth pick was Cedric Jones of Oklahoma chosen by the Giants.
Controversial Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was picked sixth by
the St. Louis Rams. Phillips was suspended for six games in 1995 for
assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Phillips rushed for 700 yards and 11 touchdowns in six games last season.
Rounding out the top 10 were Ohio state receiver Terry Glenn by New
England, Tim Biakabutaka selected by Carolina, Oakland picked Ohio State tight
end Ricky dudley and Auburn's Willie Anderson goes to Cincinnati.
This weekend at Martinsville could be a record breaking one for a few
Steve Mason has more on Terry Labonte, Rusty Wallace and the King, Richard
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Driver of Kellogg's Chevrolet; :25
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Owner STP Pontiac; :35
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Driver of Miller Ford; :59
OUT Q=....for the Goody's 500"
((95 winston cup rookie of the year Ricky Craven won his first pole Friday and
Lynchburg's Stacy Compton secured his first ever spot in a Cup field when he
And while a coup,e of youngsters have been the talk of the town for Sunday's
Goody's 500, Terry labonte and Rusty Wallace are close to making NASCAR
History. Labonte will make his 514th consecutive start Sunday, thus Surpassing
Richard Petty's record.
The KIng earned his reign through being a tough competitor and a refuse to
lose attitude, but there is one positive about letting go of a few of his
Now here's a look at second round qualifying for the Goody's 500.))
IN Q=FIRST DRIVER
SUPER=400-26/Rick Mast/92.380/27/Michael Waltrip/28/Kenny Wallace/29/Joe
SUPER=401-31/Brett Bodine/32/Jimmy Spencer/33/Ted Musgrave/34/Ernie
South Boston's Ward Burton failed to make the field for the second week in
The 12th ranked Roanoke men's lacrosse team hosted 9th ranked Washington
and Lee this afternoon in a key ODAC battle that went down to the wire.
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs. Generals;
Bill Pilat's team trailed 4-2 after the first quarter, but battled back in
Danny Soi gets things started with this goal that trims the Generals' lead
to 1, 4-3.
The Maroons took a 5 to 4 lead before W & L's Russell Croft finds the net
with the assist from Andy Jenkins.
Jeff Jones' goal right before the half made it a 7-6 game at the break.
Then, head general Jim Stagnitta looked to Ed Dougherty for the next score
of the seesaw contest. He scores for a 7-7 deadlock.
The game came down to sudden death overtime. Billy Metz slices through
SUPER=33-Roanoke/=12/Washington & Lee/=11;
the middle netting the game winner, breaking an 11-all tie, and Roanoke wins it
IN Q="The rivalry...
SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Roanoke Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Billy Metz/Game Winning Goal;
OUT Q=...get a bid."
In Cleveland this afternoon, The Indians hosted the Boston Red Sox.
The Indians scored all the runs they would need in the bottom of the third.
Julio Franco singles to left field Tony Pena and Omar Vizquel both scored to
make it 2 to nothing Cleveland.
The Red Sox prevented the shutout SUPER=35-Cleveland/==2/Boston/==1;by
scoring in the top of the sixth. Troy Oleary singles to center Mike Stanley
scores but the Indians get the win 2 to 1.