An apparent drive-by shooting injures three people in Radford...
And in Roanoke, the annual Festival in the Park is in full swing.
Denise Allen is in the midst of it all tonight...she'll join us with a live
In sports, Mark Martin wins the Busch race at Charlotte Mike Stevens talks
with the Wood Brothers about tomorrow's Coca Cola 600 and the A's beat the
Orioles in Baltimore.
Damp weather and cooler temperatures made for a less than delightful start
to the holiday weekend.
Later in the forecast-- We'll tell you if the gray weather's going to last.
Radford Police are still looking for a suspect in a drive-by shooting that
injured three people from Roanoke last night.
According to police the victims were in their car at the intersection of
Wadsworth and Rock Roads.
They told police they noticed a gray hatchback behind them, then heard
24 year- old Traci Waldron, her two year- old son, and 22-year old Clifton
Hollande all suffered gunshot wounds in their arms.
Police say the hatchback turned left onto Rock Road and drove away.
Waldron also turned, but wrecked her car near Fletcher Road.
All three victims were treated for their injuries and released.
Police are looking for the driver of the gray hatchback.
A Henry County grocery store owner was beaten and robbed this morning.
According to police, a man walked into the store and beat 65- year- old
Arnie Grogan Junior with a tire tool.
He suffered a serious eye injury and a broken nose.
It happened around 7-30 at Grogan's Store at the intersection of routes 614-
The suspect made off with an undetermined amount of cash.
Roanoke City Police are asking for your help in finding a missing Roanoke
Police say 65- year- old Clarence R. Morgan has been missing since Wednesday
Apparently Morgan left his home around eight to catch a bus to downtown
Roanoke, and hasn't been seen since.
Morgan is a white man, with blue eyes and wears glasses.
He's five- foot -7 and weighs 165 pounds.
Morgan has sandy brown hair and is balding.
He was not wearing his dentures.
Morgan was last seen wearing Khaki pants and a pale- yellow button down
His family says he needs medicine for a medical condition and he may be
Call Roanoke City police at 981-2212 if you have any information concerning
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The General Assembly's accountant has cleared former Allen administration
official David Caprara of allegations that he mis- used public funds.
A former employee wrote a letter accusing Caprara of using public resources
for political gain while he was director of the State Department of Housing and
He resigned in January to challenge incumbent Herbert Bateman for the
First Congressional District seat.
Governor Allen was back into the political fray this week.
The Governor and First Lady Susan Allen ended a 14 day trade and tourism
promotion mission to Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea with over 46 million
dollars in new business investment to show for it.
But the increasingly negative tone of the GOP Senate race was on the minds
IN Q=It seems
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT SEEMS LIKE THAT, AT LEAST IN MY OWN EXPERIENCES, THAT
YOU GET HIT HARDER BY YOUR OWN FELLOW REPUBLICANS THAN YOU DO BY YOUR DEMOCRAT
OPPONENTS. THE FOLKS IN MY NOMINATION CONTEST FOR GOVERNOR -- FELLOW
REPUBLICANS SAID THINGS THAT WERE MORE VICIOUS THAN WHAT MARY SUE TERRY SAID
OUT Q=against me.
The Governor urged John Warner and Jim Miller to try to be a little more
But Allen called some recent negative ads a way to make "distinctions"
between the candidates.
State Republicans come to Salem Friday for their annual convention.
But the Senate candidate won't be picked until a June 11th primary.
Democrat Congressman Rick Boucher now faces TWO challengers in his bid to
represent the ninth district for an eighth term.
Today the Virginia Independent Party nominated Thomas Roberts, a civil
engineer from Blacksburg.
Republicans are pinning their hopes on Patrick Muldoon, an engineer- turned-
law student from Giles County.
The ninth district stretches from the coalfields to include the New River
Valley and part of Roanoke County.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news-7,
Denise Allen will have a live report from Festival in the Park,
Some of the Roanoke Valley's christian community held a march this morning--
This year's goal-- to unite the races.
Right now, let's check in with Kimberly--
Wx ad lib
Okay, Tracy-- well if you've been out to the festival today, you no doubt
noticed the unusually cool temperatures.
The mercury's been steadily falling all afternoon in many areas.
We also had a few thundershowers move through early this morning-- and we
could see more rain starting tonight and lasting through tomorrow.
The complete holiday weekend outlook is coming up-- stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
Hundreds assembled at Lincoln Terrace Elementary in Roanoke to show unity
and give hope to residents of the housing community.
Members of the Roanoke Valley's Christian community walked through Lincoln
Terrace as a part of the Global March For Jesus.
This year organizers chose a high crime area for their march in hopes of
bringing their faith to the housing community.
They say the march is not a protest.
They describe it as an event for all Christians to express a common faith.
And they say they hope marches like this will help break down some barriers
IN Q=for years
((THOMAS WOODS, JR./PASTOR MONTVALE FIRST BAPTIST: FOR YEARS, OFTEN CHURCHES
ARE SEEN AS THE MOST SEGREGATED HOUR IN AMERICAN AND HERE WE ARE, MANY
DIFFERENT COLORS THAT ARE COMING TOGETHER HOLDING HANDS. WE'RE GOING TO BE
SINGING, IT MAY SEEM SUPERFICIAL, BUT I THINK IT'S A VERY POSITIVE STEP.))
((SKIP WHITCOMB/GLOBAL MARCH FOR JESUS: GOD HAS A LOVE FOR ALL MEN, BLACK WHITE
YELLOW REDS, AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE SEEING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST,
IN THE CHURCH TODAY IS A MOVE IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO BRING UNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Thomas Woods, Jr./Pastor Montvale First Baptist;
SUPER=01-Skip Whitcomb/Global March For Jesus; :15
OUT Q=to bring unity
Organizers say members of many different denominations took part in today's
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park
The clouds of gray didn't make the crowd stay away from Roanoke's Festival
in the Park.
Organizers say they're surprised by the steady stream of festival goers
visiting Elmwood Park.
Double Boxes=Tracy and Denise/Microwave
Denise Allen is out in the crowd, and in search of goodies.
Denise what kind of treats have you found?
( ad lib)
SUPER=01-David Tarrence/SpaceAge Ice Cream;
(Denise mike hot under :40 vo)
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Tracy and Denise/Microwave
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park
More than 5000 people were on hand for last night's festival kickoff.
County music star Aaron Tippin performed at Victory Stadium.
The opening band for Tippin hopes new doors will open following its
Jay Moore has the story.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Paula Robertson/Dealer's Choice;:23
SUPER=07-Aaron Tippin; :48
SUPER=@Jay2; :59 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Mike Grose/Dealer's Choice; 1:06
OUT Q=feel good about that (BITE)
Larry Dowdy will have more with Aaron Tippin Monday on News 7 Mornin'.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Kimberly's got the cold and damp memorial day weekend weather forecast,
The College of Health Sciences in Roanoke is growing steadily, but in need
of additional funding.
That's the topic of this week's ON Record.
MUSIC UP FULL
The College of Health Sciences in Roanoke is facing cuts in funding, and an
effort to win state support fell short during the 1996 session of the General
But enrollment remains strong, and tonight Joe Dashiell reports, college
officials insist the future is bright.
IN Q=The summer session is under way
SUPER=01-Connie Mills/1996 Graduate; :46
OUT Q=JD News 7
((The summer session is under way, and baccallaureate nursing students are
hard at work.
The Community Hospital of the Roanoke Valley College of Health Sciences was
founded in 1982, but the school traces its roots to 1911... and the Lewis Gale
Hospital School of Nursing.
In the 1990's, the challenge has become a financial one, as the school
faces cuts in funding from Community Hospital, and the federal government.
IN Q=We have been challenged
((HARRY NICKENS/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: WE HAVE I THINK BEEN CHALLENGED IN
RECENT MONTHS BUT WE HAVE MET THOSE CHALLENGES, AND CONTINUE I THINK TO BE GOOD
STEWARDS OF THOSE RESOURCES OF DOLLARS THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE, BUT ABSOLUTELY
THE COLLEGE IS VIABLE, WE HAVE A VERY SUPPORTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE
COLLEGE. WE ARE RECEIVING CONSIDERABLE IN- KIND SUPPORT FROM THE CARILION
HEALTH SYSTEMS, SO THE COLLEGE IS VIABLE.))
OUT Q=the college is viable.
The college has prepared thousands of students for health- care careers.
'96 graduate Connie Mills turned to the school when she decided to change
careers, and she hopes to return.
IN Q=WE NEED TO CONTINUE
((CONNIE MILLS/1996 GRADUATE: WE NEED TO CONTINUE OUR EDUCATION. IT'S NOT
SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN JUST STOP LEARNING, AND SO WE HAVE REAL ASPIRATIONS WHAT
OUR NEED ARE, SO WE'RE HOPING THAT THEY CONTINUE TO GROW AS WELL.))
OUT Q=one on one contact.
To hear more about the College of Health Sciences and the challenges it is
facing, watch the public affairs program On Record Sunday Morning at eleven.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
And coming up, The Bulls and Magic returned to the hardwood this afternoon
scores and highlights from Major League Baseball.
And Mark Martin wins the Red Dog 300 at Charlotte this afternoon his fourth
Busch victory of the season.
The Bulls and Magic hooked up in game three of the Eastern Conference
finals at the O-Rena this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
Phil Jackson and the Bulls got the jump in the first quarter.
Tony Kukoc goes out side for the three from the corner Chicago led by 10,
36 to 26.
The Magic comes back working the boards. Shaquille O'Neal going in for the
offensive rebound and Jam the Magic trailed by 8,
Scottie Pippen was hot from the outside on this play he hits the running
jumper the Bulls led by 11.
Michael Jordon got off to a slow
SUPER=32-Chicago/=86/Orlando/=67;startin the first half he makes this steal
and scores and Chicago goes on to win the game 86 to 67.
The Orioles and A's slugged it out at Camden Yard this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS; :
Oriole Manager Davey Johnson watched the balls leave the yard today.
In the top of the fourth, Mark Mcgwire gets all of this pitch sending it
over the left field fence for a two run homer and a 2 to nothing A's lead.
Cal Ripken's shot made it 2 to one in the fourth then in the fifth Brady
Anderson hits this solo homer over the left field fence for the first of his
two homers the game was tied at 2.
Then in the top of the sixth Pedro SUPER=35-Oakland/==6/Baltimore/==3;
Munoz belts this three run homer do deep centerfield the A's took a 5 to 2 lead
and Oakland goes on to win the game 6 to 3.
A very light schedule this afternoon in Major league baseball and for all
of today's scores lets take a quick look at the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
The month of May already has been very good to Michael Waltrip and the Wood
But Mike Stevens says they'd like nothing better than to cap it off with a
win in tomorrow's Coca Cola 600.
IN Q="last Saturday's
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Saturday-TNN; :00
SUPER=01-Eddie Wood/Citgo Ford Crew Chief; :17
SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/5 Coke 600 Wins; :37
SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/Starts 8th Tomorrow; 1:02
SUPER=01-Leonard Wood/Citgo Ford Team Manager; 1:15
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
The Busch Grand National cars were in the spotlight this afternoon at
Charlotte and Mark Martin takes the checkered flag winning the Red Dog 300.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/WTBS; :
Martin had a strong car this afternoon and he was the leader at the halfway
point averaging just over 160 miles an hour.
The race was caution free until Jeremy Mayfield gets loose hits the wall at
the top of the track and slides down and hits the inside wall on lap 160
bringing out the first yellow flag.
Martin made a quick pit stop and he would lead the race the rest of the way
winning his fourth Busch race of the season.
IN Q="We really
((MARK MARTIN/RED DOG 300 WINNER: WE REALLY LET OURSELVES DOWN THERE ON
THRUSDAY AND BY THE END OF FRIDAY. I THOUGHT IT WAS BETTER BUT I DIDN'T HAVE
AS MUCH CONFIDENCE IN OT AS I'D HAD SOME OF THE OTHER CARS, BUT TODAY IT WAS
ASGOOD AS IT COULD BE. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Red Dog 300 Winner; :
OUT Q=.........could be."
Dick Trickle was second followed by Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte and Randy
GRAPHIC=Region III soccer
William Byrd's Michael Berry proved why he was selected Region III player
of the year last night. He scored 4 of William Byrd's 5 goals to lead the
Terriers over Salem in the Regional title game at Northside high school.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Terriers vs. Spartans; :00
A good crowd on hand to see what these two rivals would do in their fourth
meeting of the season.
In the first half, with Byrd up 1-nothing, Terrier Chris Dowdy goes inside
to Cory Hastings..He taps it to the money man, Michael Berry..and count it.
Byrd leads 2-zip.
11 minutes later, the rock just barely gets by Spartan goalkeeper Ray
Cowling and Berry is there for goal number 3.
Salem did makes some nice stops on SUPER=34-William Byrd/==5/Salem/==1;
the night. John McClure makes this point blank save to keep his Spartans within
But Byrd went up 4-1 on this tally off the foot of...you guessed it Berry,
and William Byrd wins 5-1, both teams advance to the state tourney.
((MICHAEL BERRY/REGION III PLAYER OF YEAR: MIDFIELD, DEFENSE PLAYED A GREAT
GAME GOT THE BALL UP TO ME, GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE GOALS.))
((JEFF HIGHFILL/REGION III COACH OF THE YEAR: I'M AWFUL PROUD OF THEM AND
GOING INTO STATES, YOU'RE DOWN TO THE FINAL 8 WHERE ANYBODY CAN BEAT ANYBODY ON
A GIVEN DAY. WE JUST GOTTA MAKE SURE WE'RE READY EACH TIME WE STEP ON THE
SUPER=01-Michael Berry/Region III Player of Year; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/Region III Player of Year; :06
OUT Q=...The field"