Next on News Seven a Roanoke man was among the 14 Marines killed in
yesterday's crash in North Carolina.
And ninth district Republicans choose a political newcomer.
In sports, The Knicks beat the Bulls at the Garden The Roanoke Women's
lacrosse teams loses in the division three playoffs and the Men play tomorrow
we'll have a preview.
Saturday's sunshine gave way to thunderstorms-- soaking some areas with
nearly an inch of rain.
The storm track is heading east-- we'll show you the latest doppler radar.
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A Roanoke man was among the 14 people killed when two Marine helicopters
collided yesterday morning.
26- year- old Marines Corporal Britt T. Stacey was killed when the two
choppers collided during a military exercise at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Stacey graduated from William Byrd High School in '89.
He served in the Marines for four years.
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((JOHN WHITE/DEPT OF NAVY INVESTIGATOR: IT IS TOO EARLY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT
HAPPENED HERE. LIKE MOST ACCIDENTS IT
TAKES AWHILE TO SORT IT ALL OUT. THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION BY THE DEPARTMENT
OF NAVY. ))
SUPER=01-John White/Dept. of Navy Investigator;
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SUPER=03-Cherry Point, NC/Yesterday;
The crash occurred during a massive training exercise involving thousands of
U-S and British troops.
Two Marine officers -- a pilot and co-pilot -- survived, but
were seriously injured.
Stacey is survived by his wife and parents.
The children of a slain Wythe County deputy say they're disgusted by a
recent ruling limiting the charges against the accused to second degree murder.
Friends and co-workers joined the family this morning for a memorial service
honoring Deputy Clifford Dicker.
Christopher Shawn Wheeler is accused of fatally shooting Dicker in December
This week Circuit Court Judge Colin Campbell ruled Wheeler may not be
prosecuted for any charge higher than second degree murder.
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SUPER=01-Karla Turman/Dicker's Daughter;
SUPER=01-Mike Dicker/Dicker's Son;
OUT Q=the back of the head
The second degree murder charge is the charge on which a juvenile court
judge transferred Wheeler to CIRCUIT court to be tried as an adult.
Prosecutors then tried to amend the indictment to CAPITAL murder, but
Campbell ruled he could not circum-vent the juvenile court's ruling.
Today's ceremony was in conjunction with the National Police Week which
Ninth District Republicans chose a political newcomer to go to battle for
the congressional seat currently held by Rick Boucher.
Three candidates sought the space on the republican ticket.
And on the second ballot 31-year old Patrick Muldoon won the nomination.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Gary Waddell/9th District Chairman; :52
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((MULDOON! MULDOON! MULDOON!))
Battle lines have been drawn in the fighting ninth.
Republicans chose Patrick Muldoon to wage war on incumbent Rick Boucher.
The spoil of victory is the congressional seat Boucher has held for 14
Tom Debusk and Barnes Kidd were prepared to represent the district.
But the ninth district delegates chose the engineer turned law student to
spread their message.
In '94 Boucher out spent Republican challenger Steve Fast 3 to one.
The ninth district is huge--starting in Big Stone Gap stretching all the way
to western Roanoke County.
So it's going to take big bucks to beat Boucher.
Now that Patrick Muldoon has won the GOP nomination he's turning his
attention to the battle at hand--defeating Rick Boucher.
Muldoon says he's running on his Republican conservative values.
He says he's for prayer in schools and overturning legalized abortion.
And he says he's sure the voters in the ninth district feel the same.
Denise Allen News 7 Wytheville.))
The incumbent in the Ninth District says he's looking forward to his eighth
campaign for Congress.
Democrat Rick Boucher was renominated at the party's convention in Bristol
Boucher says he believes this is going to be a good year for Democrats, not
only in Virginia, but throughout the country.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: DEMOCRATS ARE NOW RECEIVING SUPPORT FROM
A PUBLIC THAT VERY MUCH IS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING
CORE AND TRADITIONAL VALUES--EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE AND
HOUSING. AND WE HAVE DEFENDED VERY SUCCESSFULLY THOSE PROGRAMS AGAINST THE
EFFORTS BY THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAJORITY TO ELIMINATE THOSE PROGRAMS
OUT Q=programs altogether.
Since first winning a seat in Congress in 19-82, Boucher has twice run
The other times, he's easily beaten his Republican opponents.
With L.F. Payne setting his sights on a statewide office in two years, Fifth
District Democrats had to find someone to take Payne's place in Congress.
As expected, Rocky Mount's Virgil Goode easily secured his party's
nomination today in Charlottesville.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Edwin Powell/(D) Lost Nomination; :47
SUPER=01-Rep. L.F. Payne/(D) Fifth District; 1:07
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IN Q=And if you
((VIRGIL GOODE/D- 5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: AND IF YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO'S GOING
TO BE A GOOSESTEPPER IN THE LEGION OF NEWT GINGRICH THEN DON'T VOTE FOR ME.))
OUT Q=vote for me.
So much for a kinder, gentler campaign than what the voters were treated to
two years ago in the Fifth District.
With his nomination in the bag, Rocky Mount state senator Virgil Goode
wasted no time taking on the GOP.
It was the first salvo in what figures to be a long fight with the presumed
Republican nominee, George Landrith.
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((GOODE: IT WILL BE A TOUGH CAMPAIGN, WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO GO TO EVERY
COUNTY, EVERY CITY, EVERY TOWN IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT, SEE AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE
POSSIBLY CAN AND HOPEFULLY PERSUADE 'EM TO GO WITH US.))
OUT Q=go with us.
Goode's first convert was Chase City resident Edwin Powell, who had sought
the nomination on behalf of what he called the forgotten constituents on the
east side of the Fifth District.
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((EDWIN POWELL/D- LOST NOMINATION: I WAS THEIR VOICE HERE TODAY, THE COMMON
PEOPLE, THE POOR, A LOT WHO'VE BEEN LOOKED OVER. AND I ACTUALLY CAME HERE TO
SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE, THAT'S EXACTLY WHO SENT ME HERE.))
OUT Q=sent me here.
Powell picked up just one delegate before Goode locked up the nomination.
Now the maverick politician who created so many waves in the last General
Assembly hopes to take his act to Washington.
IN Q=I think Virgil
((REP. L.F. PAYNE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: I THINK VIRGIL WILL HAVE TO DO WHAT HE
ALWAYS DOES AND THAT IS HE'LL CONDUCT THE SAME KIND OF POSITIVE CAMPAIGN THAT
HE ALWAYS HAS.))
OUT Q=he always has.
IN Q=So Southside
((So southside lawmaker Virgil Goode comes to Charlottesville to get the
Democratic nomination... next week, Charlottesville lawyer George Landrith
travels south to become the GOP's man in the Fifth District. Steve Smallshaw,
OUT Q=News7, Charlottesville.))
Democrats in the Sixth District this afternoon nominated Jeff Grey to run
against Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Grey is a 31-year-old communications technician for Columbia Gas, and a
union local president.
Grey is from Rockbridge County, and is making his first try for public
He has the endorsement of former congressman Jim Olin, the man who held the
Sixth District seat before Goodlatte.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
School is almost out, and teens are anxious to find things to do.
Young adult activities are the subject of this weeks On Record.
And a Supreme Court Justice addresses graduating Liberty University
Wx ad lib
Well Ron, the friendly afternoon sky turned angry as thunderstorms blew
across the area.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for central and southside
Virginia-- including Lynchburg, Danville, and Martinsville.
The storms are heading to the northeast-- but we could still a few more
scattered showers tonight.
All the details-- coming up a little later on.
MUSIC UP FULL
Liberty University held its commencement today.
About 13-hundred students received diplomas at the Vine Center.
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((THE HONORABLE CLARENCE THOMAS IS NOW AWARDED THE HONORARY DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
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Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was the commencement
His speech focused on the importance of values and religion-- and how his
faith helped him through his difficult Supreme Court confirmation process.
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((CLARENCE THOMAS/SUPREME COURT JUSTICE: WE DON'T DECIDE CASES BY REFERRING TO
THE BIBLE. BUT AS YOU WILL SEE IN MY SPEECH, WHAT WE BELIEVE IN IS
SUPER=01-Clarence Thomas/Supreme Court Justice;
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Thomas often referred to his college graduation of 25 years ago.
The school's chancellor, Jerry Falwell's spoke about the university's
distinctively Christian environment.
Pomp and circumstance played in Blacksburg as well today.
After a ceremony filled with tradition, the 124th class marched across the
stage for their diplomas from Virginia Tech.
Former Tech provost John Wilson addressed the class of '96.
Wilson served as the school's executive vice president of academic affairs
Today he addressed Tech's largest class ever--more than 4-thousand students
earned degrees this year.
Summer vacation is coming-- and that means more free time for students.
But many say they don't have enough to do during their spare time NOW.
This group of students at William Byrd High School say they'd like to see a
teen dance club-- and more places to play sports.
SOT Teen Rec Tape 2 0:21:22
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((YOU JUST NEED SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS BESIDES SITTING AT YOUR HOUSE
AND WATCHING MOVIES, OR GOING TO THE MALL. I MEAN, IT GETS OLD. IF YOU HAVE
SOMEWHERE TO GO DANCE AND HAVE FUN-- YET THERE'S SUPERVISION, BUT NOT TOO MUCH,
YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? WHERE YOU CAN HAVE FUN, BUT NOT FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN
SCHOOL STILL. ))
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Meanwhile, both Roanoke City and Roanoke County Parks and Rec officials say
there ARE plenty of activities for youth-- but the key is making those
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IN Q=I think teens today
((VIC GARBER/ROANOKE PARKS AND RECREATION: I THINK TEENS TODAY-- THEY WANT
RECOGNITION, THEY WANT TO BE RESPECTED BECAUSE THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE-- THEY'RE
YOUNG ADULTS, AND THEY WANT TO BE TREATED AS YOUNG ADULTS. AND I THINK IF YOU
DO THAT, I THINK YOU CAN GET A LOT FROM THESE TEENAGERS. ))
SUPER=01-Vic Garber/Roanoke Parks & Recreation;
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To find out more about the importance of teen recreation-- as well as hear
from teens themselves, join Kimberly McBroom for On Record tomorrow morning at
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up later in the newscast,
Kimberly will tell us what's coming up in weather,
Ghosts invade Lexington.
MUSIC UP FULL
Shadowy figures were lurking through dark alleys in Lexington last night,
But no one seemed to mind.
Jay Moore tagged along with a ghost tour, and he has the spooky story.
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SUPER=03-Natural Bridge/File Tape; :24 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Mark Cline/Creator; :28
SUPER=01-Mark Daughtery/Tour Guide; :54
SUPER=07-Chris Bryant; 1:13
OUT Q=News 7 Lexington.
(( These people are conjuring up spirits from the past.
It's a part of a new Ghost Tour offered in Lexington.
MARSHALL MCADEN/TOUR GUIDE: AS WE GO ON THIS BEAUTIFUL CANDLELIGHT TOUR WE
ASK YOU TO OPEN UP YOUR MINDS AND OPEN UP YOUR SPIRIT AS WE TAKE YOU THROUGH
SOME ENERGIES THAT ENHABIT THESE SPACES.
The tour was created by Mark Cline, a man known for his unique sculptures at
his Enchanted Castle studio in Natural Bridge.
MARK CLINE/CREATOR: MY WIFE AND I WENT ON THE JACK THE RIPPER TOUR IN
LOUDNON IN 1992 AND THOUGHT IT WAS WILD SO WE DECIDED LEXINGTON COULD USE
JAY MOORE/REPORTER: THE UNIQUE THING ABOUT THIS TOUR IS THAT IT LEAVES THE
MAIN STREETS AND GO DOWN ALLEY, LOOKING AT HOUSES LIKE THIS AND THE GHOST
STORIES THAT GO ALONG WITH THEM.
The tour includes a little more than a mile walk and expect to here some
strange stories along the way.
MARK DAUGHTERY/TOUR GUIDE: YOU CAN SEE THAT THE BASEMENT LEVEL IS ABOVE
GROUND. AT ONE TIME THIS STREET WENT UP TO THAT HEIGHT THERE AND BACK DOWN
AGAIN ON MAIN STREET.
For some of those who went on the trial run they say it offers more than
CHRIS BRYANT: THIS IS VERY A VERY INTERESTING TOUR BECAUSE OF THE GHOST
STORIES. THERE WERE TWO BOOKS I UNDERSTAND THAT WERE WRITTEN ABOUT THE GHOSTS
IN LEXINGTON AND ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.
And who knows maybe Cline's new adventure will add yet another chapter of
ghost lore to the those books.
In Lexington, Jay Moore, News 7.))
And coming up, The Knicks get a win in the N-B-A playoffs scores and
highlights from major league baseball.
And the Roanoke Men's lacrosse team will face top ranked Salisbury State
tomorrow afternoon Steve Mason has a report.
The Chicago Bulls slipped this afternoon and the New York Knicks took
advantage of the mistake.
Patrick Ewing and John Starks led the Knicks to a 102 to 99 overtime win
over the Bulls at Madison Square Garden.
Starks found his game hitting a game high 30 points while Ewing scored 22
Michael Jordan had 46 points for the Bulls and Scottie Pippen 24.
The Bulls still lead the series 2 games to 1.
A slugfest at Shea Stadium this afternoon as the Mets hosted the Chicago
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The Cubs got on the board in the top of the first Sammy Sosa sending this
pitch over the left centerfield fence for a 2 run homer and a 2 to nothing Cubs
Rico Brogna singled in tow runs in the bottom of the first then in the
third he blasted this solo homer over the left field fence to make it 5 to 2
Mark Grace answered that homer later in the game he gets all of this pitch
sending it over the left field wall to make it 6 to 3 New York.
Tempers got hot and a brawl broke out in the fifth inning four Cubs
SUPER=35-New York/==7/Chicago/==6; were ejected and 4 Mets were sent to the
shower along with coach Steve Swisher and New York wins it 7 to 6.
A light schedule of games in Major League Baseball this afternoon but for
those and all of today's pro scores lets quickly check the boards.
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The Roanoke men's lacrosse team makes it's 9th NCAA Division III playoff
appearance Sunday in the post season's first round against Salisbury, the
country's top team.
Steve Mason has more on this David and Goliath match up.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Year; 1:09
SUPER=04-1996 ODAC Championship; 1:16
SUPER=01-Chris Davin/ODAC Player of the Year; 1:26
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((Bill Pilat knows to beat the nations number 1 team he will have to have
near perfect goaltending.
The 11 and 3 Maroons will have to play physical. But no one has been able
to intimidate the Seagulls. Their last regular season loss was back in
1992...of course the loss was to Roanoke!
This Roanoke class is making it's first post season appearance. These
Maroons remember last year's 30 to 8 set back to the Gulls at Alumni Field.
Roanoke is an underdog with talent. It is a team that showed incredible
composure by beating washington & Lee for the conference championship in
Roanoke plays the Sea Gulls Sunday at Salisbury in a 1 pm start. In salem,
Steve Mason, News 7 sports"))
The Roanoke women's lacrosse team got five goals from Alie Ogelsby and
five from Lisa Franzino but it was not enough.
Goucher knocked Roanoke out of the N-C-A-A division three playoffs this
afternoon 28 to 16.
The combined score is a N-C-A-A record.
The 11-th stage of the Tour Dupont took the riders into Georgia this
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The riders entered Georgia at the 34 mile mark and the riders were still
together the pack led by team Motorola.
The at the 71 mile mark sprint line the weather changed to rain slowing
the pace a little as the riders were still in a big group.
The riders remained in a tight pack as they came into Marietta, Georgia
with Marcel Wust crossing the finish line winning the 11-th stage.