Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
One group is boycotting one area mall- saying it discriminates against
A standoff at a Roanoke Convenience store today.
Plus progress at the Valujet site- crews find the largest pieces so far.
News 7 is next.
Roanoke Police subdue a teen as he threatens the life of officers and
The boy had a large knife held to his wrist at the Southeast Roanoke Getty
Mart- when police used pepper spray to detain him.
SUPER=Dade Co., FL;
Divers searching the everglades make headway at the Valujet crash site.
Large pieces of the plane were recovered as well as personal belongings of
A local group is boycotting Vally View Mall.
Members say racial discrimination will keep them from shopping there.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
A weekend shopping trip turned sour- now has one group boycotting Valley
View Mall in Roanoke.
Local members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference say the
mall's allowed racial discrimination against shoppers.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
SUPER=07-Robert Manns; :18
SUPER=01-Jeanette Manns/S.C.L.C.; :55
OUT Q=McBroom, News7
(( Last Saturday night, 25- year- old Robert Manns and two friends were
browsing in the Foot Locker store at Valley View Mall.
One of them made a comment about the store manager-- who overheard it and
asked the three to leave.
Then the chief of security arrived to escort the group out of the mall.
((ROBERT MANNS: THAT'S WHEN HE PUSHED ME AND SAID, "WE SAID LEAVE THE MALL."
AND THAT'S WHEN I ASKED HIM, "I SAID, FOR WHAT CAUSE DID YOU PUT YOUR HANDS ON
ME?" WE'VE DONE NOTHING WRONG. YOU'VE HAD NO CAUSE TO TOUCH ME AND I DEMAND
AN APOLOGY. HE APOLOGIZED, BUT HE STILL MADE US LEAVE. ))
Manns says he doesn't feel his group provoked the incident-- but say
there's tension between mall security and black patrons in general.
He filed an assault charge against the security chief- who, two days later
charged Manns with trespassing and verbal abuse.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference says Valley View has
discriminated against blacks in the past-- now, the 250- member organization is
calling for a boycott.
((JEANETTE MANNS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: WE WILL NOT SHOP AT
VALLEY VIEW MALL UNTIL THEY LEARN TO RESPECT US AS SHOPPERS. THEY'RE NOT
FRIENDLY TO THE SHOPPERS THAT COME THERE WHEN THEY HAPPEN TO BE OF THE BLACK
RACE, AND WE WILL NOT BE COMING BACK UNTIL THEY GET IT TOGETHER. ))
Valley View officials declined to comment about the accusations on
But in a phone interview, Manager Mike Sullivan says he hasn't heard from
the S-C-L-C and he questions their motive behind arranging a boycott without
discussing it with mall management.
SOT tape 2 19:58:05
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7:
MEANWHILE, SULLIVAN SAYS THE VALLEY VIEW DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST
ANYONE-- AND SAYS HE WELCOMES THE CHANCE TO DISCUSS THE MATTER WITH THE S-C-L-C
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7.))
A stand-off with police brought some tense moments this afternoon in
A young man threatened police with a gun and threatened himself with a
large knife before officers were able to subdue him.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
IN Q=The fifteen year old
SUPER=07-Sharon Richmond; :13
SUPER=07-Desire Carlisle; :22
SUPER=07-Tina Davis; :36
OUT Q=JD News 7
((The fifteen year- old paced the parking lot of a southeast Roanoke
convenience store, holding a large knife to his wrist.
Earlier, he had pulled a gun, an air pistol that resembled a .357 magnum,
and pointed it at police.
IN Q=I was worried
((SHARON RICHMOND: I WAS WORRIED THAT SOME OF US MIGHT GET SHOT, OR THE
OFFICERS, OR THE STORE MIGHT GET SHOT UP.))
((DESIRE CARLISLE: I THOUGHT FOR SURE HE WAS GOING TO SHOOT AND THAT THING WAS
GOING TO GO THROUGH MY CAR AND HE WAS GOING TO HIT ME AND THE BABY.))
OUT Q=hit me and the baby.
That didn't happen, but the confrontation tested the patience of police and
provided some anxious moments for convenience store customers.
SOT 03:16:33 TINA DAVIS
IN Q=That's the scaredest I've
((TINA DAVIS: THAT'S THE SCAREDEST I'VE EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE. YOU ALWAYS SEE
SOMETHING LIKE THIS ON COPS, NOT IN REAL LIFE. YOU'RE NEVER INVOLVED IN IT.))
OUT Q=never involved in it.
The incident ended with a stream of pepper spray.
There were no serious injuries, but the young man now faces charges of
concealing and brandishing weapons and assault.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
A three hour standoff kept police at bay in Las Vegas.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;
A man claiming to have explosives strapped to his body- walked into a bank
this morning demanding 500-thousand dollars.
He did allow all 15 hundred workers out before holing himself up inside.
The swat team moved in and the bomb squad- Three hours later the man
emerged with his hands in the air.
Police are searching the building to see if the man really did bring a bomb
in and left it behind.
The F-B-I says it found the fingerprints of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the
late Vincent Foster on previously missing billing records.
Republicans say the fingerprints raise crucial questions.
The records which were under subpoena had been missing for two years when
they turned up.
Republicans theorized the records were taken from Foster's White House
office the night he committed suicide and then hidden.
But the White House says the absence of fingerprints from White House aides
disproves that theory.
In Charlotte County, a battle between prisons and preservationists.
State officials today announced the county will soon be home to the second
privately built prison in Virginia.
But local opposition to the project remains strong.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=Like it or
SUPER=03-Charlotte Co.; :00
SUPER=01-George Zoley/Wackenhut President; :22
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/VA Public Safety Secretary; 35
SUPER=01-Kathryn St. John/Prison Opponent; :52
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/VA Dept. of Corrections; 1:00
OUT Q=News7, Charlotte County.
(( Like it or not, Charlotte County residents will soon have a new neighbor: a
one thousand bed, privately operated prison to be built on this patch of land
near Drake's Branch.
More than a thousand people signed petitions opposing the project last year,
but their local elected officials voted in favor.
That opened the door for the Wackenhut Corrections Corporation to step in.
IN Q=So that's what
((GEORGE ZOLEY/WACKENHUT PRESIDENT: SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE OFFERING IS
PROFESSIONAL PRISON MANAGEMENT THAT SAVES TAXPAYER DOLLARS, THAT PROVIDES
ONGOING PERMANENT JOBS TO THAT COMMUNITY.))
OUT Q=to that community.
IN Q=The jobs that
((JERRY KILGORE/VA PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: THE JOBS THAT ARE GOING TO BE
CREATED ARE GOING TO BE WELL- PAYING JOBS AND WE ALL KNOW THAT VIRGINIA AND
CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEED THE JOBS.))
OUT Q=need the jobs.
Opponents say compromising the county's historic integrity isn't worth the
225 jobs the prison will create.
But with the project a done deal, they may have no options left.
IN Q=If there are
((KATHRYN ST. JOHN/PRISON OPPONENT: IF THERE ARE WE WILL PURSUE IT. IF NOT, WE
WILL PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE FORCED TO LIVE NEXT TO A PRISON.))
OUT Q=to a prison.
IN Q=So it's going
((RON ANGELONE/VA DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE, NOT
EVERYONE'S GOING TO ACCEPT IT, BUT I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT RIGHT NOW HAVE
FEARS ABOUT IT WILL TURN AROUND AND ACCEPT IT IN THE LONG RUN.))
OUT Q=the long run.
Construction gets underway next spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Charlotte County.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, searchers discover more wreckage from the Valujet crash.
Scary moments in Radford today as negotiators talk a man out of committing
and the federal government says it wants Chrysler to recall some of its
vehicles- but Chrysler says no.
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Divers have renewed hope of finding more of the ValuJet plane that crashed
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;
Crews found a new crater WITHIN a crater at the crash site.
In it, divers discovered the biggest sections of the airplane so far-
pieces measuring up to six feet.
They also found the largest pieces of human remains along with personal
belongings such as wallets and photo albums.
Despite the latest findings, half of the plane, including the cockpit, still
has not been located.
Montgomery County authorities did some delicate negotiating today.
A 32 year- old man was threatening to take his own life.
Rescuers and family members negotiated with Waymon Smith of Radford for more
than an hour to keep him from jumping off an Interstate-81 overpass at Radford
Firefighters finally deployed a ladder truck and Smith climbed down on his
Sheriff's deputies took Smith into emergency custody.
He reportedly told them he wanted to commit suicide because of ongoing
Former Carroll County administrator Billy Mitchell is free on bond tonight,
charged with 18 counts of embezzlement.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;
A grand jury returned the indictments this morning, less than three months
after the board of supervisors fired Mitchell.
A county audit had uncovered discrepancies, and further state police
investigation revealed about 425 thousand dollars in missing funds.
Most of the money involves a loan the Carroll Industrial Development
Authority obtained for development of Magnolia Manufacturing.
Mitchell was chairman of the development authority at the time.
Republicans Bob Dole, John Warner, and George Allen pressing the flesh with
Virginia voters in the eyes of the national media.
It's enough to make Republican challenger Jim Miller green.
Ellen Qualls has the story of the Dole visit.
IN Q=It's a big
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :05
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Chester.
(( sot TAPE TWO 10:51:47
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: IT'S A BIG DAY FOR VIRGINIA.))
SOT TAPE TWO 10;36:02
((SEN. BOB DOLE: THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE. IT'S ABOUT
YOU. IT'S ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. IT'S ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH. IT'S ABOUT
BALANCING THE BUDGET.))
Balancing the budget.
Bob Dole, John Warner, and George Allen -- touring houses some Virginia
families WISH they could buy to dramatize what a balanced budget and predicted
drop in interest rates could mean to the average voter.
Dole announced for the first time here that he's scheduled a balanced budget
amendment vote again for Thursday, and his departure from the Senate next
Which takes us back to politics.
SOT TAPE TWO 10:44:31
((SEN. BOB DOLE: I'LL BE BACK IN THE FALL. THIS IS SORT OF A NON- POLITICAL
STOP TODAY. This is a good day for you Senator? SEN. JOHN WARNER: OH YOU
BETTER BELIEVE IT. A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.))
sot TAPE TWO 10:45:00ish
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A PRIMARY GOING ON IN THE MIDST
OF IT NATURALLY ADDS SOME SKEPTICISM, BUT DON'T AVOID THE MAIN POINT. YOU WANT
ME TO SIGN THAT.))
The main point for Warner is fellow Republican Jim Miller would like to
force him into early retirement next Tuesday.
So if a picture with Bob Dole is worth a thousand words -- one with the
publicly neutral but popular Governor George Allen isn't bad either.
sot 10;53:42 TAPE TWO
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA.: WE'VE BEEN A TEAM FOR VIRGINIA. BUT I THINK QUITE
PROPERLY THERE'S A LOT OF PARTY REBUILDING TO BE DONE. AND GEORGE AND I HAVE
TALKED IT OVER AND I THINK IT'S BEST THAT HE STAY RIGHT THERE, NEUTRAL, UNTIL
THE DAY AFTER THIS PRIMARY.))
And for Allen, a chance to out- charm the crowds but bolster Bob Dole's
message in front of the national media.
sot 10:50:13 tape two
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: THANK YOU GEORGE. SEE YOU LATER. APPRECIATE IT.
ALRIGHT. SEN. BOB DOLE: SEE YOU AT 2:15. WARNER: SEE YOU AT 2:15 LEADER
I'LL BE THERE. DON'T YOU WORRY.))
sot 10;58;00 STANDUP TAPE TWO
((BOB DOLE WILL BE BACK IN VIRGINIA THIS WEEKEND, STUMPING FOR JOHN WARNER
INSTEAD OF HIMSELF AT A BARBECUE WITH COLIN POWELL. THAT'S THE KIND OF WEEKEND
BEFORE THE PRIMARY PUBLICITY JIM MILLER COULD DO WITHOUT. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS
Education and new industry-- two key issues facing Botetourt County
residents-- two main topics brought up today by the Lieutenant Governor this
Don Beyer took part in a "community meeting" at the Read (REED) Mountain
He says industrial growth and education are very hot issues right now... and
there's no way to choose one over the other.
IN Q=The most
((LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DON BEYER: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE DO TO BUILD OUR
ECONOMY, TO BUILD OUR BUSINESSES, IS TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN. THIS IS WHERE THE
EMPLOYEES THAT WE NEED ARE. THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE DEVELOP THE JOBS NEEDED TO BUY
THE CARS WE WANT TO SELL OR WHATEVER WE'RE MAKING IN OUR FACTORIES. IT HAS TO
HO HAND IN HAND.))
OUT Q=hand in hand
Beyer... who is expected to make a run for governor... also spoke out
against the lottery and legalized gambling.
His comments were similar to another likely gubernatorial candidate--
Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
Gilmore says he wants to take a close look at the existing lottery.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Still to come on the newscast, fire destroys dozaens of homes in Alaska
And we'll meet a five year old hero who led rescuers to his injured uncle.
MUSIC UP FULL
Wildfires destroy 50 homes in Alaska.
SUPER=03-Big Lake, AK;
No injuries are reported as five hundred people were evacuated from their
Fires charred fifteen hundred acres just 60 miles north of Anchorage.
Much of south central Alaska is covered with heavy smoke.
Fires broke out on Sunday and were nearly put out yesterday, but strong
winds fueled the flames.
The Government wants Chrysler to recall 90 thousand cars, but Chrysler says
no-- so the government's taking the car maker to court.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the seat belt
ANCHORS don't meet safety standards.
Chrysler says nothing's wrong with them.
((LEW GOLDFARB/CHRYSLER SPOKESMAN: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY DEFECT. IT'S
IMPORTANT TO KEEP THAT IN MIND. THERE'S BEEN NO FINDING OF A SAFETY DEFECT
SUPER=01-Lew Goldfarb/Chrysler Spokesman;
OUT Q=SAFETY DEFECT HERE.
Chrysler says the belts meet government standards.
It accuses federal inspectors of changing the rules by using tests not
approved by the law.
But a government spokesman says the test has been used and effective for
the past 25 years.
((RICHARD MARTINEZ/NHTSA SPOKESMAN: WE THINK THOSE PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT CARS
REALLY DESERVE BY MEETING STANDARDS IN ALL POSITIONS.))
SUPER=01-Richard Martinez/NHTSA Spokesman; 00
OUT Q=in all positions."
The cars in question- the 1995 Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus.
A little boy turns out to be the hero following a violent crash in Bedford
County this weekend.
The five year old says it was divine intervention that helped.
Ron Jones explains.
IN Q=What five- year- old
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles W. Hamm/Boy Hero; :20
SUPER=01-Rebecca Hawkins/Caldwell Bros. Employee; :55
SUPER=01-Linda Hamm/Charles' Mother; 1:08
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.
(( What five- year- old Charles Hamm, Jr. did last Saturday night was pretty
He and his uncle were travelling on a dirt road when their truck lost
control and flipped down an embankment.
His uncle was knocked unconscious.
Charles thought he was asleep-- so he hit him in head with a book to wake
That didn't work.
((CHARLES W. HAMM/BOY HERO: SO I ROLLED MY WINDOW DOWN AND I CRAWLED OUT OF
IT. I WAS SMALL ENOUGH. AND WHEN I CRAWLED OUT OF IT I WAS VERY CAREFUL WHEN I
WAS JUMPING OUT OF IT SO I WOULDN'T FALL ON THOSE STICKERS.))
Charles says he knew what to do because he received instructions from God.
((HE TOLD ME THE IDEA. AND HE TOLD ME TO GO ON AND DO IT. AND THEN I DONE
He walked up this steep dirt covered road for about...
((I WALKED ABOUT 10 MILES.))
Well, actually about-- a mile-- to a local business.
((REBECCA HAWKINS/CALDWELL BROS. EMPLOYEE: LITTLE C-W WALKED UP TO THE DOOR.
HE CAME IN AND HE WASN'T CRYING OR ANYTHING HE WAS JUST RATTLING OFF THAT
SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED TO HIS UNCLE.))
Rescue squad members revived his uncle, who was later treated and released.
((LINDA HAMM/CHARLES' MOTHER: HE SAID MOMMY I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD TO DO
IT, I HAD TO DO IT. I WATCH RESCUE 9-1-1. AND HE SAID I WATCH RESCUE 911, SO
PARENTS WHO DON'T WANT THEIR KIDS WATCHING THESE SHOWS IT SAVED A LIFE.))
Ron Jones, News Seven.)
State quarterfinal night for high school softball and baseball teams in the
Highlights from Giles, Byrd, Glenvar and Amherst coming up, plus Harold Deane
leaves the UVa basketball team.
All that and more after tonight's scores.
(/////Sports chyron motion/////)
Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...last score
take a break
GRAPHIC=Group AA Baseball
The William Byrd baseball team advanced to the Group 2A state semi finals
for the third time in five years last night by blanking Grundy 1-nothing at
SUPER=03-Vinton/Golden Wave vs. Terriers; :00
The Terriers were fired up for their state quarterfinal show down with the
The spark was Byrd pitcher Chris Manning. He gave up ONLY 1 hit while
striking out 12, and he walked only one in pitching the entire game.
The Terriers only needed this RBI SUPER=34-William Byrd/==1/Grundy/==0;
double to right center to win the game. Matt Whitehead connects on the two
bagger that plates Tim Sink. 1-nothing Byrd.
In fanning 12, Manning broke former Byrd pitcher Chris Carr's single season
strike out record of 114, Manning now has 120 total.
IN Q="I was
((CHRIS MANNING/11-1 SEASON RECORD:I WAS MIXING MY PITCHES REAL WELL. COACH
RIGGS WAS CALLING GREAT PITCHES. WHEN I NEEDED TO THROW A CURVE, HE CALLED A
CURVE. I THREW IT FOR A STRIKE AND THEY JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS COMING.))
((RODNEY SPRADLIN/WILLIAM BYRD BASEBALL COACH:CHRIS WAS OVERPOWERING. HIS FAST
BALL MOVES REAL WELL. HIS BREAKING BALL WAS WORKING WELL TONIGHT. I DON'T THINK
THEY HAD SEEN ANYBODY THROW AS HARD AS HE HAS AND HE THREW STRIKES. HE DIDN'T
THROW A WHOLE LOT OF PITCHES TONIGHT SO HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO THROW A LITTLE BIT
IN RELIEF THURSDAY.))
SUPER=01-Chris Manning/11-1 Season Record; :00
SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/William Byrd Baseball Coach; :08
OUT Q=....in relief Thursday"
SS=Hold Group 2A
Thursday, Byrd will play Virginia High in Bristol at Devall Field at 7pm.
The Bearcats beat William Campbell 7-2 to advance to the double A semi final
with the Terriers.
GRAPHIC=state a baseball
In the Group-a state quarterfinals up in Pearisburg, Giles hosted St. Paul in
a game that appeared to be over early, but in fact never ended.
The Spartans jumped on top of the Deacons 4-to-nothing in the opening inning
and kept pouring it on.
Pitcher Josh Stephens would get it done on the mound early, striking out
several St. Paul batters in the early going.
In the bottom of the third, Giles would come alive again at the plate, as
Chris Ratcliff would score on this shot to second, and it's five nothing
Two more runs would score in the bottom of the third.
SUPER=34-Giles/==8/St. Paul/==5/Suspended In 4th;
Neal Mustard and Jerod Dalton score on the Chris Bailes hit, and Giles would
lead eight nothing after 3 innings, but the Deacons came back and Mother nature
also made an appearance.
Heavy rains and hail forced the game to be suspended in bottom of the fourth
with Giles on top 8-to-5.
They'll resume the game at that point in Pearisburg this afternoon at one.
Powell Valley beat Grayson 9-to-4 in the other quarterfinal.
GRAPHIC=Group A Softball
On to the girls side. Glenvar topped Saint Paul 7-2 in the Group A state
softball quarter finals at Green Hill park this evening.
SUPER=03-Salem/Deacons vs. Highlanders;
The Glenvar Lady Highlanders were focused on advancing to the state
The visiting Deacons scored the first two runs in the top of the first.
Krystal Hileman and Melissa Bellamy scoot home on a Glenvar infield error.
The Lady Highlanders came back to tie it in the second.
And in the fourth, Chrissie Lewis' infield hit plates Sheree Thompson to
give Glenvar a 3-to-2 lead.
Then Ingrid Moldenhauer moves another run home on this infield ground out
that scores Lewis.
That made the count 4-2. Glenvar pitcher Amy Layman fanned 12 and did not
give up a hit!
IN Q="I just
((AMY LAYMAN/199 STRIKE OUTS THIS SEASON:I JUST COME OUT EVERY GAME READY TO
PITCH. IF THE BATS ARE ROLLING THAT'S GOOD. THAT KEEPS ME A HEAD. BUT IF
THEY'RE NOT, I WORK THE SAME EITHER WAY.))
((SPIKE HARRISON/GLENVAR SOFTBALL COACH:THIS IS A NEW GROUP. THERE'S NO ONE
LEFT ON THIS TEAM THAT WAS ON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM IN 92. SO I'VE GOT
SENIORS HERE WHO HAVEN'T TASTED THIS AND I THINK THEY WANT IT VERY BADLY.))
SUPER=01-Amy Layman/199 Strike Outs on Season; :00
SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Glenvar Head Coach; :09
OUT Q=...very badly"
SS=Hold Group A softball
Glenvar will host Honaker Friday at Green Hill Park at either 7 or 7:30.
Honaker beat Castlewood 7-2 tonight.
GRAPHIC=GROUP AA SOFTBALL
In Group Two-A softball action, Amherst was eliminated by Virginia High this
afternoon in a gut wrenching quarterfinal.
SUPER=03-Amherst/Va. High vs. Amherst; :00
After claiming the regional crown the Lady Lancers were fired up this
afternoon for the Lady Bearcats.
And they got on the board first when Ellen Johanus knocked in Cotrena Liggon
in the fourth inning to make it 1-to-nothing Lancers.
But the Bearcats clawed their way back as Shawna Oaks hits one back to the
mound, but a huge throwing error allows Viki Weichold to score all the way from
first totie the game at 1-all.
Va. High got the eventual game winner in the sixth, as Katy Dowe knocks in
Christy Perkins with the shot to right.
Virginia High comes from behind to win it 2-to-1.
They'll now play Richlands a
4 to 1 winner over Tunstall.
In the Group Three-a ranks the Cave Spring softball team saw its season come
to a close tonight in Northern Virginia.
James Madison beat the Lady Knights 4-to-nothing in the quarterfinals.
The Salem Avalanche beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks last night by a score of
three to 1, but the biggest minor league game of the night was in
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :00
where this woman, Pam Davis made pro baseball history by becoming the first
woman ever to play for a major league farm club.
The 21-year old pitcher who plays fulltime with the Colorado Silver Bullets
took the mound for the Jacksonville Suns last night and
struck out the first two batters she faced.
As Jacksonville BEAT the Australian National team.
Just when it looked like UVa's basketball program had straightened itself out
with an outstanding recruiting period, bad news had again hit the team.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00
Harold Deane, the rising senior point guard, and two time second team all-ACC
selection is taking a leave of absence from the team.
In a statement released last night Jones says it is important for Harold to
examine his priorities focus on his academic work and concentrate on some
personal issues without any basketball responsibilities.
He will remain on scholarship but he will not participate in any official
team activities, including UVA's European trip in August.
Still to come tonight some surprising news from the Virginia basketball
as two time second team all-ACC performer Harold Deane takes an undetermined
leave of absence from the team.
The Stanley Cup finals opened last night in Denver, with the Avalanche
hosting the Florida Panthers in game one of the best of seven series.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/FOX; :00
The Avalanche, who at this time last year were the Quebec Nordiques, came
from a goal down and scored three times in the second period to take game one
Ewe Krupe gets this one and the Avalanche gets game one 3-to-1.