Coming up on NEWS at SIX:
The deadline is here, and Virginia is the sole state to pass on federal
Goals 2000 education funding. Governor Allen today says he still has no
We'll also have a profile of Pat McSweeney, who is getting ready to step
down as Republican state chairman.
Tonight in sports, William Campbell football coach Kevin Saunders is leaving
the school, Rick Pitino is not leaving Kentucky,
and the NCAA cites Tech's basketball program for a secondary violation and
takes away one scholarship.
As we leave May, temperatures are falling quickly. A scattering of frost is
possible tonight in the highlands.
Governor George Allen will be standing alone on Goals 2000.
And for that today, he lashed out at the state's top Democrat.
Allen got news that New Hampshire became the 49th state to apply for the
federal education dollars, by today's deadline.
He then blasted Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer for criticizing his latest
IN Q=Then for
((THEN FOR I THINK PURELY PETTY POLITICAL REASONS THEY OPPOSE OUR PRINCIPLED
STAND AND I THINK HARM OUR ABILITY TO GET A WAIVER.))
OUT Q=a waiver.
Beyer says he'll stand with Allen in federal negotiations when he thinks the
Governor is right.
The U.S. Department of Education says Virginia could still get the money if
it will agree to such conditions as allowing teachers to use the funds for
professional training, and reporting back on how the funds are spent.
A Moneta man died in a head-on collision with a state trooper's car early
Police say 41-year-old Victor Howard Wilcox was driving west on Route 6-16
in Franklin County when his pickup truck hit the shoulder of the road.
Wilcox then lost control of his truck and hit a police car driven by State
Trooper J-K Johnson.
Trooper Johnson was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor
injuries and released.
GRAPHIC=Festival in Park
A member of the Libertarian Party has won an injunction from a federal judge
that allows him to hand out leaflets at Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
Jay Rutledge plans to run for Congress- -if he can collect enough
signatures on a petition to get on the ballot.
At Elmwood Park last weekend, a city police officer told him to leave.
IN Q=He ordered
((HE ORDERED ME TO CEASE THOSE ACTIVITES, AND I COMPLIED TO AVOID ARREST.))
SUPER=01-Jay Rutledge/Libertarian Candidate for Congress;
OUT Q=avoid arrest (double out!!)
The judge urged festival director Wendi Schultz to work out something with
Rutledge, but the Festival's attorney claimed Rutledge would ruin the Festival.
"This is a serious case," the Judge said, "dealing with an individual's
fundamental first amendment rights."
Judge James Turk said from the bench tonight, before issuing the injuction:
"I just can't believe this is happening here in Roanoke."
The city attorney promised to remind uniformed police officers that they
canNOT exclude anyone for political activities.
It's graduation time again for Virginia high schools, and the Virginia
chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is watching schools like a hawk.
The state ACLU says it will sue any high school that knowingly approves
student- initiated prayer at a graduation ceremony.
IN Q=They say
((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THEY SAY JOHNNY, OR MARY, YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES ON THE
PROGRAM TO SAY ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO CENSOR WHAT YOU SAY IN
ANY WAY AT ALL -- THEN IF THAT PERSON CHOOSES TO SAY A PRAYER, THEN THEY'RE
FREE TO DO IT. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS YOUR SPEECH IS PART OF OUR CEREMONY AND WE
CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATE THIS ENTIRE CEREMONY. WE WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ENDORSE YOUR MESSAGE. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS THAT THEN
THE STUDENT CAN'T INCORPORATE A PRAYER.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU;
OUT Q=incorporate a prayer.
Willis says the state Board of Education's recently released guidelines for
religious activity in schools are misleading.
He says the guidelines imply it's okay to PLAN student prayer.
But a federal court in Alexandria clearly said that was UNconstitutional in
a 1994 case in Loudoun County.
With Benjamin Netanyahu the apparent new prime minister of Israel, some
scholars believe peace in the Middle East is again in doubt.
Virginia Tech history professor William Ochsenwald (OX-en-wahld) says the
chances of the new Israeli government making peace with Syria and Lebanon are
And he predicts slow- going between Israel and the Palestinians.
((WILLIAM OCHSENWALD/VA TECH HISTORY PROFESSOR: NETANYAHU WAS JUST QUOTED AS
SAYING THAT HE WILL FAVOR A CONTINUATION OF THE PEACE PROCESS WITH THE
PALESTINIANS, BUT THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE SUSPICION BETWEEN THE TWO
SIDES. AND I THINK THE CHANCES OF ANY REAL PROGRESS ARE VERY SLIM NOW. ))
SUPER=01-William Ochsenwald/Va. Tech History Professor;
OUT Q=very slim now.
Ochsenwald says Netanyahu's election is also a setback for President
((HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO DOWNPLAY THE WHOLE QUESTION OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
FOR THE UPCOMING U.S. ELECTION. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE SEEN AS BEING AS MUCH OF
AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AS IT WOULD'VE BEEN IF LABOR HAD WON. ))
OUT Q=if Labor had won.
Ochsenwald says President Clinton needs to encourage the new Israeli
government to continue the peace process.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7 at Six-
A profile of the man who has led Virginia's Republican party through some
And judge, jury, witness--we'll show you a mock trial where students take on
all the courtroom roles, and tell you what their verdict is.
wx ad lib
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Imagine the entire population breaking up into small groups, to talk about
social problems... like racism.
It's already starting.
The Michigan based Fetzer Institute is trying to break new ground in the
field of multi- culturalism.
One of its "Diversity Dialogues" took place in Roanoke this afternoon...
featuring scholars from all different ethnic backgrounds... from all across the
Participants believe discussions like these will have lasting effects.
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((MOLEFI ASANTE/TEMPLE UNIVERSITY: IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA
AND IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD. WE LIVE IN, NOT ONLY A DYNAMIC
SOCIETY, BUT WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY OF GREAT MULTIPLICITY OF CULTURES AND OF
DIALOGUES AND VIEWS. ))
SUPER=01-Molefi Asante/Temple University;
OUT Q=and views
Organizers say this is just the first step in addressing cultural diversity.
The Roanoke discussion will be included with similar dialogue sessions in
Initially the goal is to raise social awareness of cultural problems.
Eventually, the institute hopes to offer solutions.
Democratic Senate candidate Mark Warner is just over a week away from
securing his party's nomination.
And he's chipped in more than 770- thousand dollars from his own deep
pockets to get him that far.
The northern Virginia multimillionaire has given 160- thousand dollars of
his own money since April first.
Over that same period, he collected 113- thousand from other donors.
Republican incumbent John Warner has raised more than 418-thousand dollar
since April first, and has over 340-thousand dollars in cash on hand going into
GOP challenger Jim Miller took in 321-thousand dollars during the same
period, and has 180-thousand dollars in cash on hand.
Four years of Pat McSweeney at the helm of the Republican party of Virginia
saw grand successes and dismal failures.
He steps down this weekend at the GOP convention in Salem.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
IN Q=Reporters know
SUPER=01-Sue Wrenn/Va. Democratic Party; :04
SUPER=01-Pat McSweeney/Va. GOP Chairman; :46
SUPER=01-Rayford Harris/Longtime Republican; 1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Reporters know that if you want the dirt on someone, you ask his enemies.
((SUE WRENN/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: PAT MCSWEENEY IS A VERY BRIGHT PERSON. WE
HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP. HE FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT THE THINGS HE BELIEVES IN.))
Okay, how does the titular head of his own party feel about McSweeney's
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ISN'T IT NICE...PARTY OF VIRGINIA.))
Chesapeake Delegate Randy Forbes is George Allen's hand-picked successor to
the man he blames for NOT supporting him enough, despite Allen's 1993
McSweeney acknowledges the party chairman job is NOT about making friends.
((PAT MCSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: SOMEBODY'S GOT TO STAND UP FOR PARTIES. NOT
JUST AS A VEHICLE TO ELECT SOMEONE. BUT PARTIES THAT REALLY STAND FOR
Toward that end, McSweeney's taken an active stand against John Warner for
And against the party being a mouthpiece for any one political office.
((PAT MCSWEENEY: I THINK THE PUBLIC RESPONDS ... PARTICULAR AGENDA.))
But McSweeney's sent mixed messages about what that agenda is to African
Americans-- appearing in Danville at a Southern Heritage rally.
((RAYFORD HARRIS: A GREAT DEAL...SLAP IN THE FACE.))
Telling reporters that pursuing the black vote in the final days of the
Ollie North campaign would NOT be "cost-effective."
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OH GOSH... TO MAKE.))
But what McSweeney lacks in diplomacy, he makes up for in passion.
But as the Democrats say, the passions dividing Virginia Republicans will
outlive Pat McSweeney's tenure.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
This was a day of gains for Wall Street. The Dow was up 19 and a half
points, closing at 56 hundred 93.
NASDAQ gained nearly eight points.
Someone spiked the mashed potatoes, and a student died, but was it a recipe
Eighth graders in Franklin County considered that question today as they
staged a mock trial at the courthouse.
More than one hundred students from Benjamin Franklin Middle School played
the witnesses, lawyers, judge and jury.
Students from Franklin County High School manned the cameras in the
The defendant was accused of putting a teacher's asthma medicine into the
victim's food, causing a fatal reaction.
The defendant had a bad reputation, and a motive, but members of the jury
decided there was not enough evidence. The verdict... Not Guilty.
Prime retail space in Roanoke's downtown market area doesn't stay vacant
Leman (lee-MON) Dudley, a local businesswoman, has spent close to a MILLION
dollars renovating the building where a store named Mish- Mish used to be.
Dudley has redone all three floors.
There's room now for as many as eight stores inside.
The building has a variety of artistic touches, including skylights and
custom built floor tiles.
They're designed to give the building a unique, Mediterranean feel.
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((CHIC HAYNIE/DESIGN CONSULTANT: WE WANT SOMETHING THAT'S TOTALLY NEW, THEY'RE
DOING BASICALLY THE SAME CONCEPT IN THE BIGGER CITIES, YOU KNOW, BALTIMORE, NEW
YORK, BUT YOU DON'T FIND IT IN LIKE THE RICHMOND AREA OR ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Chic Haynie/Design Consultant;
OUT Q=or Roanoke.
Dudley calls the retail complex La Pasaj (puh-SAHHJ).
The first store inside is her own, an exotic flower store called Chi- Chek
Coming up tonight in sports, the NCAA takes a scholarship way from the Tech
hoop program, Friday Football Extra's top coach from last year is leaving the
And Steve Mason brings us the story of a two sports star at Duke University
who is settling in with the Roanoke Riverdawgs this summer.
The Virginia Tech basketball program is dealing with news tonight that the
NCAA has taken away one of its scholarships.
The big boys in Kansas cited Tech for secondary violations concerning
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00
Last season the Hokies internal tracking system found out that student
athletes had improperly reimbursed the University for some travel expenses,
thus breaking an NCAA rule.
IN Q="When a player...
((DAVE BRAINE/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...THE VIOLATION."
Tech imposed two in-house sanctions on the hoop program allowing only two
coaches to recruit off campus and cutting the days coaches could evaluate
talent by 20 percent.
But the NCAA decided Tech would also lose one recruiting visit and the
IN Q="I don't...
((DAVE BRAINE/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
OUT Q=..catch it."
In other college basketball news, university of Kentucky coach Rick Pitino
says he's staying put in the Bluegrass state.
Pitino had been given the chance to return to the NBA and coach the New
He also would have been the team's general manager and a part owner.
But he says his heart kept him in Kentucky.
Speaking of heart, University of California freshman Shareef Abdur-Rahim had
a change of heart today announcing he plans to return to school nest year.
The 19 year old had entered his name in the NBA draft.
William Campbell head football coach Kevin Saunders is resigning his
position to become the head coach at Osborne High School in Manassas.
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
Saunders coached William Campbell for three years compiling a 27 and 9
The Generals won last year's Seminole District title and two captured two
They lost in the state semi-finals the past two years.
The Radford native, who played and coached under the legendary Norm
Lineburg, was voted Friday Football Extra's overall coach of the year by his
Osborne has an enrollment of 12-students and will compete at the Triple A
level next season.
The Glenvar boys tennis team has won another state championship.
This afternoon at Essex high school in Tappahannock, Art Lawrence's
Highlanders beat George Mason 5-to-4 to capture the school's fifth straight
In High school Softball this afternoon the Cave Spring Knights and Albemarle
Patriots dueled it out for the Northwest Region Championship at Penn Forest
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
After taking a 2-0 lead Cave Spring put on a hitting clinic, using a 5 hit
fifth inning to score 5 more runs.
With two on and nobody out, shortstop Stacey Morioka doubles in Kay Brittain
from 2nd to make the score 4-0 Cave Spring.
The next batter, third baseman Sarah Olgevey uses a double of her own to
knock in pitcher Kerry Fair and Morioka making the score 6-0.
The Knights score one more run and end the on this line-drive double play.
Second baseman Jennifer Hanes snares the ball and tags the runner giving the
Knights the Championship 7-0.
The Roanoke Riverdawgs have never been short on big nameplayers in their
two season and now you can
add Duke University's Jay Heaps to that list. Steve Mason has more on this
two sport star who is spending his summer in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/1996 ACC Tournament; :00(QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Jay Heaps/Soccer America Freshman of the Year; :15
SUPER=01-Phil Benne/Riverdawgs' General Manager; 1:01
SUPER=01-Dustin Fonder/Riverdawg Defender; 1:08
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
((Jay Heaps gives opponents a Devil of a time with his hands and his feet!
He was the ACC soccer Rookie of the year this past season. Even more
interesting; how Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski asked him to play
((JAY HEAPS/RIVERDAWG MIDFIELDER:))
Heaps is having fun and improving his game this summer with the Riverdawgs.
((PHIL BENNE/RIVERDAWG GENERAL MANAGER:))
((DUSTIN FONDER/RIVERDAWG DEFENDER:))
The rising sophomore's new summer friends often ask...what's it like to
play hoops at college's highest level.
He missed that foul shot against Maryland in the ACC tournament, but count on
this two sport star to be a hit with the Riverdawgs this summer. Steve Mason,
News 7 sports.))
Some area students are going to have easy access to the information
superhighway for the next year.
R and B Communications is offering a free internet hook-up to schools in
Botetourt and Roanoke counties, as well as Roanoke city and Salem.
Students will be able to create their own homepages and do more in-depth
research for projects.
SOT 12.53.42 - 12.53.55
IN Q= If a student
((SAM HAMPTON/R&B COMMUNICATIONS;
IF A STUDENT HAD A SCHOOL PROJECT LET'S SAY RESEARCHING A COUNTRY IN EUROPE,
THAT STUDENT COULD NOT ONLY GO AND GET FACTS ON EUROPE BUT THEY ALSO COULD GO
AND ACTUALLY TALK TO SOMEONE IN EUROPE. ))
SUPER=01-Sam Hampton/R&B Communications;
OUT Q=someone in Europe;
Internet blockers will also be installed on computers used by students to
prevent access to obscene material.
Schools in Salem are already taking advantage of the free hook-up.
Internet access for schools in other counties will begin in the fall.