The news is next on W-D-B-J-7:
Police in Roanoke try to piece together what happened inside a Day Avenue
apartment after a couple is found dead inside.
Also a News 7 poll sizes up the John Warner-Jim Miller race, as the
candidates get ready for next Tuesday's primary.
Tonight in sports, Byrd gets ready for baseball in Bristol, Fleming
officially makes Roland the man, Rodman gets his own sucker,
and John Calipari quits U-Mass to take over the New Jersey Nets in the NBA.
Need a few showers for your flower beds? We have them in the forecast as
temperatures warm a bit into the weekend.
Two deaths inside a Roanoke apartment have neighbors in shock.
Around 8:15 this morning, the bodies of 59-year old Manfred Woody and his
42-year old wife, Wanda were discovered in their Day Avenue Apartment.
Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Microwave
Scott Prince joins us from the scene.
Scott is there any word yet from police on how this happened.
Jean, police haven't released any information as to the cause of either
So obviously, there's more speculation than anything else right now.
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SUPER=01-Malcolm Woody/Victims' Son; :32
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Police arrived at 845 Day Avenue shortly after eight o'clock.
In an upstairs apartment were the bodies of a married couple... Manfred and
Neighbors were in disbelief...saying the two were quiet and peaceful.
IN Q=It's very
((INFINITY WEST/NEIGHBOR: IT'S VERY SHOCKING. BECAUSE AS FAR AS I KNEW, THEY
WERE ALRIGHT WITH EVERYBODY. I NEVER SAW THEM ARGUING WITH NOBODY OR NOTHING.
OUT Q=or nothing
But things could have changed.
Officials found out there was a violent argument that took place earlier in
the morning... in the vicinity of the Woodys' apartment.
Their bodies were discovered this morning by their 17 year old son Malcolm
IN Q=When I walked
((MALCOLM WOODY/VICTIMS' SON: ))
OUT Q=it's over with
Jean police also tell us Wanda Woody was found in her pajamas or night gown.
However, Manfred Woody was fully dressed-- leading police to believe he had
not been sleeping last night.
Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Microwave
((JEAN QUESTION: SCOTT, HAVE POLICE SAID HOW THESE DEATHS WILL BE LABELLED?))
At this point no. We're still not sure if this is being called a double
murder... or a murder suicide... or accidental deaths.
Thirty-one dogs and cats are undergoing veterinary treatment as authorities
charge their former caretakers with cruelty to animals.
Officials say the animals are undernourished, underweight, and infested with
Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Pulaski is taking care of them now, and
other local vets have agreed to help.
((RANDY VAUGHN/VETERINARIAN: WE'RE JUST GLAD THAT IT'S ALL COMING TO A HEAD,
THAT WE'VE FINALLY GOT THESE ANIMALS WHERE THEY'RE GONNA BE SAFE, IN A HARBORED
SITUATION WHERE THEY'RE NOT ENDANGERED. ))
((SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS JUST CARING FOR THEM, TRYING TO GET THEM BACK IN SHAPE
SO THAT WHEN THEY ARE ALLOWED TO BE ADOPTED WE CAN FIND SUITABLE HOMES FOR
OUT Q=homes for them.
Authorities took the animals Tuesday when they executed a search warrant at
the former Solid Rock Kennel.
They believe the operators, Terry Weaver and Annette Jenkins have moved out
Officials say some of the animals were tied up or left in pens with no food
Weaver had closed the kennel, which HE HAS said was a ministry of his
Emmanuel Independent Non-denominational Christian Church.
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
Heading into Tuesday's Republican primary, Senator John Warner appears to
hold a strong lead over Jim Miller.
But the latest News 7 poll suggests turnout will be a significant factor in
For the first time in the primary campaign, Warner's support among likely
voters has climbed above 50 percent.
The survey gives the incumbent a lead of 16 percentage points over Miller,
with only ten percent of those polled still undecided.
Among republicans, Warner's lead is just four percent.
But the margin increases to double figures among independents.
And 70 percent of the democrats who say they intend to cross over in
Tuesday's election give Warner their votes.
SS=News 7 Poll
Warner's support is strongest among voters who do not traditionally vote in
republican nominating elections.
So analysts say Miller's best hope for overtaking Warner is bad weather on
GRAPHIC=Democrats State Convention
The Democratic Senate candidate is having no trouble uniting his party.
Today, Mark Warner got the endorsement of his rival for the nomination,
former Congresswoman Leslie Byrne.
Ellen Qualls previews the Democratic convention, opening tomorrow in
IN Q=To give you
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :15
SUPER=01-Sue Wrenn/Va. Democratic Party; :43
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( To give you an idea of the task this man faces, Mark Warner's catchiest
bumper stickers say "MarknotJohn."
He could face an 18- year incumbent with oodles of Senate seniority.
Or he could face an energized party favorite in a Republican- leaning state.
((BOB HOLSWORTH: IN TERMS OF THE SENATE RACE, THE DEMOCRATS PROBABLY DON'T
HAVE MUCH VISIBILITY AT ALL. THE PUBLIC'S WATCHING THIS INTERNAL SPAT...
But Mark Warner's got something else -- aside from the hundred million
dollar personal fortune -- party unity.
((SUE WRENN: I THINK WE FEEL...REPRESENT.))
And with Bill Clinton surging in the national polls, Virginia Democrats this
year are not ashamed to focus on their role in the Presidential race.
((SUE WRENN: VIRGINIANS MAY BE SURPRISED. IT'S BEEN 32 YEARS SINCE OUR
ELECTORS WENT TO RICHMOND IN DECEMBER AND CAST A VOTE FOR A DEMOCRATIC
PRESIDENT. THIS YEAR WE HAVE CONTESTS FOR ELECTOR. AND WE'VE HAD CONTESTS
ACROSS THE STATE.))
Also expect some jockeying for the right to share the ticket with this man
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Residents of a Bedford County community plead for help in highway improvements.
Also-- He's been a leading corporate and community leader in Roanoke for
years, but Warner Dalhouse has decided it's time to step away from the
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((WARNER DALHOUSE/FIRST UNION OF VA: I LEAVE VERY SATISFIED, NOT ONLY WITH
WHAT I'VE CONTRIBUTED, BUT WHAT I'VE GAINED FROM IT.))
OUT Q=gained from it.
Coming up Dalhouse talks about his achievements--and answers his detractors.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
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The groundbreaking for an expanding the Renfro plant in Pulaski was a
fitting start to the first day on the job for Stuart Gilbert.
Renfro is building a 105-thousand square-foot addition to its Newbern Road
As the new director of the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance,
Gilbert says new and existing industry expansion is a top priority.
((STUART GILBERT/NRV ALLIANCE DIRECTOR: WE HAVE ALREADY THIS MORNING CALLED AN
INTERNATIONAL PROSPECT ON A FOLLOW-UP VISIT AND OUR OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO WORK
CLOSELY WITH ALL THE COMMUNITIES, THE LEADERS OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY TO MAKE
IT A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND GROW AND HAVE MORE BUSINESS HERE. ))
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Renfro plans to have the new building operational by 1997.
It'll create about 200 new jobs.
This month one of the area's most influential public figures will step down
from his post as chairman of the region's largest bank.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Newsroom
Warner Dalhouse reflects on his 44-year career in a two-part "exit
interview" with Len Besthoff.
Len what's the focus for tonight's piece?
Jean he's not in the public eye that much anymore, but if you lived here in
the 1980's, Warner Dalhouse was a household name.
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SUPER=03-1984/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/First Union of VA;
OUT Q=take the blame.
(( Dalhouse made the headlines often; running Roanoke- based Dominion
Bankshares in a period fast growth, and leading efforts to improve life in the
community and at his company.
Among his achievements, his role in the creation of the Center in the
Square, the Jefferson Center for the Performing Arts, and a 20- story office
building in downtown Roanoke.
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IN Q=I think the
((DALHOUSE: I THINK THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD CARE CENTER FOR DOMINION WAS
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT GAVE ME THE BIGGEST RUSH. BECAUSE WE WERE WAY AHEAD OF
OUR TIME WHEN WE DID THAT. WE GOT A LOT OF NATIONAL PUBLICITY.))
OUT Q=national publicity.
Dalhouse's time in the spotlight was not without controversy.
He took stands on issues that bitterly divided the community.
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IN Q=Oh I think my greatest
((DALHOUSE: OH I THINK MY GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT WAS THE INABILITY TO
PERSUADE ALL THE GOVERNMENTS AND ALL THE GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS THAT WE HAVE TOO
MANY GOVERNMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY. I STILL THINK AND I'LL ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT
OUR GREATEST WEAKNESS IS HAVING FOUR GOVERNMENTS IN A COMMUNITY THAT ONLY HAS
ABOUT 220 THOUSAND PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=220 thousand people.
Many hold Dalhouse responsible for Dominion's downfall, which led to its
sale and the elimination of some high paying jobs.
Former employees say his high level of community involvement, and in some
cases his high flying ways, kept him from overseeing the bank as well as he
IN Q=I must
((DALHOUSE: I MUST SAY IN SOME SLIGHT DEFENSE THAT THERE WERE AN AWFUL LOT OF
MARKET CONDITIONS THAT EXACERBATED THAT PROBLEM BUT IF SOMEBODY'S TO BLAME,
THEN CERTAINLY I TAKE THE BLAME. ))
OUT Q=take the blame.
Dalhouse says Dominion shareholders profited from the bank's sale to First
Union of North Carolina, and he believes he did the right thing.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Newsroom
Tomorrow we'll see what he has to say about First Union's future in our
The stock market declined today, with hi-tech issues leading the retreat.
The Dow dropped about 30 points, while NASDAQ fell 16 and a half.
A federal jury could hear the case of a former Danville police officer who's
suing the city's police department for more than five million dollars.
Jeffrey Williams claims he was fired in 1994 for bringing to light
allegations of police misconduct.
Williams says the department routinely harasses black citizens and creates a
hostile working environment for its black police officers.
IN Q=Yes we do
((BILL HICKLIN/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: YES WE DO INTEND TO BACK UP THE SPECIFICS ON
BOTH SIDES, IN FACT THERE'S A LONG- STANDING CODE OF SILENCE IN THE DANVILLE
POLICE DEPARTMENT, JEFFREY WILLIAMS IS CERTAINLY NOT THE ONLY COP WHO'S RUN
AFOUL OF IT BY TRYING TO COME FORWARD WITH INFORMATION OF MISCONDUCT.))
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OUT Q=information of misconduct.
Judge Jackson Kiser today indicated he would allow the lawsuit to move
forward based on the alleged violations of civil and constitutional rights.
Bedford County residents say they aren't asking. They're begging for
improvements to Route 24.
Today, they told members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board a stretch
of the highway near Stewartsville is too narrow to handle the growing volume of
The state has appropriated planning funds for the project, but so far no
money for construction.
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((NORMAN CULBREATH/SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: I'M HERE REPRESENTING THE BUS DRIVERS AND
I AM HERE REPRESENTING THE 50 KIDS THAT RIDE MY BUS, NUMBER 98. WE ARE BEGGING
YOU FOR THAT SUPPORT THAT WE NEED.))
SUPER=01-Norman Culbreath/School Buws Driver;
OUT Q=that we need.
Today's hearing in Salem also brought residents of Covington concerned
about truck traffic to and from the Westvaco plant.
They object to plans that would continue to funnel truck traffic through
They say the three alternatives still under consideration are unacceptable.
Coming up tonight in sports, Byrd looks for revenge on the diamond in
Bristol, Lovelace officially takes over at Fleming, Calipari quits U-Mass,
and Dennis Rodman, has a book, a new hairdo every week, and now his own
lollipop. The details are straight ahead.
GRAPHIC=Group 2A Baseball
Tonight, William Byrd will make it's third state baseball semi final
appearance in 5 years against Virginia High in Bristol Steve Mason has a
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SUPER=03-Vinton/Group 2A Quarterfinals; :00
SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/William Byrd Head Coach; :13
SUPER=03-Bristol/1992 State Semi Finals; :23
SUPER=01-Chris Manning/11-1 Record This Season; :53
OUT Q=...News 7 Sports"
((The Terriers are coming into the final four with some solid defensive
momentum after shutting out Grundy 1-nothing earlier this week.
But perhaps the biggest incentive for the Terriers is revenge.
((RODNEY SPRADLIN/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
County on the Terriers pitching to lead the way tonight. Byrd has an amazing
1.46 season team ERA thanks to the dynamic duo of Justin Likens and Chris
The tandem is 17 and 1 on the season and both not only accept the pressure,
but welcome it.
((CHRIS MANNING/11-1 RECORD THIS SEASON:))
Game time is scheduled for 7pm at Devalt Field in Bristol. Highlights to come
at 11pm. steve mason news 7 sports.))
GRAPHIC=GROUP A BASEBALL
Also, down in far southwest Virginia tonight, the Giles Spartans take on
Powell Valley in the Group A baseball semi-finals.
This ironically is a rematch of last year's state playoff football matchup
between the two.
Roland Lovelace is no stranger to Athletics at William Fleming and today
Lovelace was officially named the head basketball coach at the school.
Roy Stanley has this report.
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SUPER=01-Sherley Stuart/Fleming Athletic Director; :23
SUPER=01-Roland Lovelace/Fleming Head Basketball Coach; :48
OUT Q= ...news 7 sports."
((Lovelace, a history teacher at William Ruffner has been involved in coaching
at both schools for many years.
He's served as offensive coordinator of the football team under Shirley
Stuart and now under George Miller.
And for the past 12 years, Lovelace has developed a solid girls basketball
team stressing the importance of the student athlete.))
((SHIRLEY STUART/FLEMING ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: ))
((Lovelace will replace Burrall Paye as the Colonel head coach.
He'll spend the rest of the summer getting ready for football and
Lovelace says he likes a challenge and just like the girls program
academics will be the major focus.))
((ROLAND LOVELACE/FLEMING HEAD BASKETBALL COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
The New Jersey Nets failed to lure Rick Pitino away from Kentucky with a five
year $20 million dollar contract offer, but today they got his good friend John
Calipari, although there's no word on how much money he will receive.
Calipari, the highly successful coach at U-Mass reached an agreement in
principle to coach the Nets this afternoon.
The 37 year old Calipari replaces Butch Beard who was fired after two
straight 52 loss seasons.
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((JOHN CALIPARI/LEAVES U-MASS FOR THE NETS:))
SUPER=01-John Calipari/Leave U-Mass for the Nets; :00
OUT Q=...HE PICKS."
The Chicago Bulls won game one of the NBA finals by 17 points last night, and
Dennis Rodman did his best to get under the Sonics skin.
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He received a technical foul and a tongue lashing from Michael Jordan, but he
also totally frustrated the Sonics with his on the court antics.
IN Q="Dennis Rodman...
((GEORGE KARL/SEATTLE HEAD COACH:))
((DENNIS RODMAN/CHICAGO FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-George Karl/Seattle Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Dennis Rodman/Chicago Forward; :11
OUT Q=...SO GOOD."
WIPE TO ENG#
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While Karl would love to punch Rodman in the face, a Boise, Idaho candy
company named Custom Confections is about to give America a change to lick his
The new Dennis Rodman "Worm" lollipops are due out any day in a variety of
You can get among others, Strawberry-Banana flavor and of course
One of central Virginia's sporting traditions commenced today as the 36th
annual Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament began a four day run in
A number of the top college players in the region from most of the ACC
schools are represented at this year's CVITT.
And again, the Lynchburg tennis community has done a great job of getting
ready for the field of players.
((CHRISTIE POWELL/CVITT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Christie Powell/CVITT Director; :00
OUT Q=...NUMBER OF YEARS."
All proceeds from the event go to benefit junior tennis in Lynchburg.
And admission to the matches is absolutely free.
The only request is that you don't bring any rain with you.
IN Q="The past...
OUT Q=...some anyway."