Next on News Seven.
Minor flooding around our region-- we'll check out some of those areas with
a live report.
And Republicans Jim Miller and John Warner are in the last leg of their race
for the G-O-P nomination.
In sports, Rain canceled the final round of the Hall of Fame golf tournament
a Russian takes the French Open title and The Avalanche moves one game closer
to a Stanley Cup title.
Flash Flood Watches remain in effect across the Roanoke Valley, as rainfall
in excess of EIGHT inches has been recorded this afernoon. We'll look at he
doppler radar and the complete forecast coming up.
SUPER=#D-50; NEWS-7 AT SIX BANNER
As the rain continues to hammer our region some areas are experiencing minor
SS=News 7 at 6pm
This is News Seven at Six-- I'm Ron Jones.
The rain has been falling for most of the day.
And since the ground was already saturated from recent storms the water has
had no where to go.
Double Boxes=Ron and Denise/Microwave
Denise Allen is out in the weather.
Denise what conditions have you seen while you were out and about today?
Ron, some areas have received more than a half a foot of rain.
Henry County is one such area, but officials there say despite the high
totals only about a dozen homeowners have reported water in their houses that's
in the Bassett area.
In that county as in Franklin, Roanoke and Patrick Counties there are
reports of water and mudslides on secondary roads.
(Rollcue: secondary roads.)
(Denise reads under b-roll)
So at this point we've only had reports of nuisance flooding.
But if the rain continues there could be more serious problems ahead.
The rain pounded furiously at time during the day, quickly covering low
In Roanoke several roads had to be close.
Wiley Drive remains closed.
And the police say at this time Schafer Crossing is passable.
Ron, Franklin County officials also report small problems on 2-20 between
Boones Mill and Rocky Mount.
Double Boxes=Ron and Denise/Microwave
They say you may experience some problems if your traveling on Route 40 west
of Rocky Mount
I guess we'll just have to wait and hear what Patrick has in the forecast
2 shot Ron and Patrick
(Patrick at desk)
(Patrick ad lib)
A Roanoke man has been identified as the second person killed in Friday
afternoon's accident on Route 2-20 in Botetourt County.
Kirk McCall of Hershberger Road was a passenger in a car that collided with
a tractor trailer.
McCall was thrown from the car and died at the scene.
38- year- old Edward Tyrone Lee of Roanoke was the driver of the Isuzu
Impulse that swerved and collided with the logging truck.
The truck driver, Johnny Douglas Roach, suffered minor injuries.
Republicans Jim Miller and John Warner are in the last leg of their race for
the G-O-P nomination for the U- S- Senate.
Tuesday's primary will determine whose name appears on the November ballot.
Incumbent John Warner chose the open primary over a party convention.
The term "open" means all registered voters can have a hand at determining
IN Q=IT'S CALLED THE
((DIANE ST. JOHN/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR: IT'S CALLED THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY,
BUT BECAUSE WE DO NOT REGISTER BY PARTY IN VIRGINIA EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO GO
VOTE. 17-YEAR-OLDS CAN GO VOTE AS LONG AS THEY WILL BE 18 BY THE NOVEMBER
SUPER=01-Diane St. John/Roanoke Co. Registrar;
OUT Q=NOVEMBER ELECTION
Turnout may be the deciding factor in the June 11th vote.
A light turnout is expected to benefit the challenger Jim Miller.
Analysts say crossover is not usually a factor, but if there is crossover
Harry Wilson says it may benefit MILLER.
IN Q=ALL THOUGH REPUBLICAN
((HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPT.: ALL THOUGH REPUBLICAN
ACTIVISTS CLAIM IT WOULD BENEFIT WARNER IN REALITY IF THE DEMOCRATS WERE
THINKING LOGICALLY THEY'D PROBABLY THINK JIM MILLER IS AN EASIER CANDIDATE TO
BEAT IN NOVEMBER THAN JOHN WARNER. AND THEY WOULD CROSSOVER TO ACTUALLY VOTE
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke Col. Political Science Dept.;
OUT Q=VOTE FOR MILLER
All the regular voting polls will be open on Tuesday.
Diane St. John says primaries are held at the taxpayers expense.
She says Roanoke County will spend nearly 20-thousand dollars on Tuesday's
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news-7,
Nostalgia was in the air-- folks returned to their old middle and high
school one last time.
An old theatre in Lynchburg looks shabby now, but one couple wants to change
We'll have the story ... so stay tuned.
MUSIC UP FULL
Breckinridge Middle School or William Fleming High School as it was once
known, will never be the same.
After more than a half century-- most of the school will be demolished to
make room for progress.
Denise Allen caught up with some graduates visiting the school who walked
the halls for the last time.
IN Q=francis sanderson
SUPER=01-Francis Sanderson/Class of '35; :11
SUPER=01-Bill Ballentine/Class of '62; :40
OUT Q=news 7
(( Francis Sanderson spent nearly 40 years of her life at William Fleming High
School--first as a student, then she worked 34 years as the principal's
IN Q=nat sot guy in survivor shirt
Hundreds of William Fleming survivors reunited to remember the ole days--the
days when Breckinridge Middle was William Fleming High school.
The school is more than 60 years old.
Many of the fixtures are original.
For instance, these chalkboards are actually slate painted green.
But after this school year, not much of the old building will remain.
Bill Ballentine says there's not much memorabilia left from old Fleming High
He says when the new high school was built most of the old school's awards
Out of 300 trophies and plaques only 12 remain.
Ballentine says that's a shame because these graduates are a tight knit
community and the school should be remembered.
Francis Sanderson says she stayed so long because she loved it.
And she, like the hundreds of other graduates, just came to walk the halls
one more time.
Denise Allen News 7.))
A Botetourt County landmark, the Mountain Union Church, will soon have a new
life at Virginia's Explore Park.
Built in 18-88, the church was donated to Explore by the Fincastle
It is now being REconstructed on the park's Roanoke County site.
More than one hundred donations, large and small, have helped to pay for the
relocation of the building.
IN Q=It's going to be available year- round
((RUPERT CUTLER/EXPLORE DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING OT BE AVAILABLE YEAR- ROUND
BECAUSE IT'S UP HERE ON THE RIDGE NEAR WHERE THE ROANOKE RIVER PARKWAY COMES
INTO THE PARK, WHERE THE WELCOME CENTER WILL BE BUILT, WHERE THE BRUGH TAVERN
RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN YEAR- ROUND. SO I CAN SEE IT USED FOR WEDDINGS, WITH
RECEPTIONS AT THE TAVERN. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR,
MOST- USED BUILDINGS IN EXPLORE PARK.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Explore Director;
OUT Q=in Explore Park.
Because the building is not quite as old as park officials first believed,
they decided not to include it in the 1830s Blue Ridge Settlement.
The church sits on a bluff overloooking the homestead.
The church and the ministers' home that will be built nearby will represent
the fourth time period depicted at Explore.
The others include a native american village, a frontier fort and settler's
cabin-- and the Blue Ridge Settlement.
One of Lynchburg's most famous couples is coming to the rescue of the
city's-- Academy of Music Theater.
The stage that once was home to Harry Houdini will now benefit from one of
the best magicians of the 1990's.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Spencer Productions; :00
SUPER=01-Kevin Spencer/Magician; :16
SUPER=01-Cindy Spencer/Magician; :42
SUPER=01-Phyllis Withers/Academy of Music Chairman; 1:02
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( natsot performance
For 12 years, illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer have been dazzling
audiences and turning heads with their award- winning, high-tech performances.
IN Q=If we can't
((KEVIN SPENCER/MAGICIAN: IF WE CAN'T HAVE FUN, THEN WHY DO IT? WE THINK THAT
TRANSLATES IN THE SHOW PRETTY MUCH, THE AUDIENCE HAS A GOOD TIME, THEY HAVE A
LOT OF FUN, WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN.))
OUT Q=lot of fun.
Their act has taken Kevin and Cindy all around the world, onto some of the
most famous stages in America.
Now, a run- down theater in their own hometown will benefit from a little
IN Q=I remember walking
((CINDY SPENCER/MAGICIAN: I REMEMBER WALKING UP THE STEPS STANDING IN THE
BALCONY AND THINKING I'M NOT IN LYNCHBURG ANY MORE. IT'S JUST SUCH A GEM.))
OUT Q=such a gem.
Like most others who see it for the first time, the Spencers have fallen in
love with Lynchburg's Academy of Music theater.
The 90- year- old building has fallen into severe disrepair, but efforts to
restore it are underway.
IN Q=We see a
((PHYLLIS WITHERS/ACADEMY OF MUSIC CHAIRMAN: WE SEE A MAGNIFICENT BUILDING. WE
LOOK AT IT AND IT'S A LITTLE SHABBY RIGHT NOW, BUT IT STILL LOOKS PRETTY GOOD
OUT Q=good to us.
It will look even better with a couple million dollars' worth of
Raising the money won't be easy, but the Spencers' benefit performance this
month will kick things off nicely.
IN Q=Somebody once
((KEVIN SPENCER: SOMEBODY ONCE MADE THE STATEMENT THAT IT WAS GOING TO TAKE
MAGIC TO BRING THAT OLD THEATER BACK TO LIFE, AND WE HOPE THIS IS THE BEGINNING
OUT Q=beginning of that.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
If you want to see the Spencers perform, the show is scheduled for the night
of June 28th, at the E.C. Glass High School auditorium.
Again, all proceeds benefit the Academy of Music restoration project.
A Lynchburg company may be on the selling block, and another big expansion
for a Pulaski company.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :21
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Wednesday; :32
SUPER=03-Low Moor/Friday; :52
OUT Q=NAT SOT
campbell radios 96-46
In a controversial decision, Campbell County has chosen Ericsson of
Lynchburg to provide its new radio system.
The county's board of supervisors reversed an earlier decision in which
awarded the contract to a big Ericsson competitor.
FIRST COLONY FILE 94-44
A Lynchburg company with nearly 800 employees may be sold.
First Colony Life Insurance says it's considering a number of alternatives
to increase the value of its stock.
New industry file 96-40
A British company has made good on its promise to make a 25 million dollar
investment in Henry County.
Drake Extrusions opened its carpet and upholstery fiber plant, which should
eventually have about 120 people.
More expansion for the Renfro company in Pulaski.
The addition at the sock plant will create about 200 new jobs by 1997.
The Alleghany Regional Commerce Center has its first tenant.
This week the Bacova Guild dedicated its new manufacturing facility, where
400 people are making things like doormats, rugs, and personalized mailboxes.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose about 54
points, closing at 5697.11.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Soft Music Under
When News 7 continues,
Is there more rain in the forecast?
Patrick will bring us up to date on the weather forecast.
A BRAND NEW CAR for a local high schooler. And all she had to do was show
up at an after prom party.
Stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
A teenager from Appomattox learned today that a drug and alcohol-free party
really CAN be fun.
Four students from 34 participating schools won a chance at a car by
attending their after prom parties.
Addrienne Williams was one of 136 high school students who had a chance at a
brand new car at Valley View Mall.
The car contest is the final event of the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse
Coalition's After Prom season.
William's key fit the lock perfectly and she walked away with a brand new
Hyundai donated by First Team Hyundai.
IN Q=I had to ask the lady to pinch
SUPER=01-Addrienne Williams/Appomattox Co. High School;
OUT Q=the streets of Appomattox.
There have been no alcohol related deaths or injuries on prom night since
the late 19-80's when RAYSAC first began after prom parties and this grand
And coming up, a Russian is the 1996 French Open champion the Colorado
Avalanche moves closer to a Stanley Cup Title.
And rain washed out today's final Round of the 23-rd Roanoke Valley Golf
Hall of Fame tournament.
GRAPHIC=Hall of Fame
Mother Nature wiped out the final round of the 23-rd Roanoke Valley Hall
of Fame Golf tournament this morning.
The heavy morning showers turned the course into literally a great big water
Several fairways at the Roanoke Country Club, the site of the tournament's
final round, were flooded and tournament directors decided to cancel the event.
Its the first time the event has been canceled because of the weather in
Defending Champion Jake Allison was declared the winner because the rain
canceled today's round at his home course.
Allison shot a 69 at Countryside on friday and he followed that with a 71
at Ole Monterey Country Club yesterday.
Allison's two round total of 140, two under par was good enough for a two
Adam Harrell and Danny Hopkins tied for second place at 143 while Scott
Hunter and Greg Burns shared third place with Mike Stinnette.
Botetourt is the club champion with 886 Blue Hills is second followed by
Hanging Rock, Hunting Hills and Hidden Valley.
GRAPHIC=Hall of Fame
Dot Bolling, a four time runner up in the tournament, is the 1996 Women's
Bolling shot a four over par 76 in the opening round at Ole Monterey for a
three shot win over 1984 champion Kathy Hull and Marilyn Bussey.
Bolling's Hidden Valley team finishes second four strokes behind
Blue Hills was third and Roanoke Country Club fourth.
Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov picked up his first Grand Slam title today
Beating Michael Stich in the finals of the French Open.
SUPER=03-Paris, France/NBC SPORTS; :
Kafelnikov and Stich battled from the first serve of the opening set. The
Russian kept Stich on the baseline and he saved three break points to win the
Stich had his moments early in the match he would save two break points in
the second and he broke Kafelnikove to take a 2 to 1 lead in the third.
Kafelnikov broke back at 4-all in the third set and he took a 4 to nothing
lead in the tiebreaker and the Russian would finish the match winning in
straight sets 7-6, 7-5, 7-6.
New York Pitcher Jason Isringhausen pitched his first major league shutout
this afternoon as the Mets beat the Marlins 3 to nothing.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :
The Young fans were at Shea this afternoon enjoying the game.
New York got on the board in the bottom of the third. Butch Huskey takes
this pitch over the wall for a solo homer and the Mets jumped out in front 1 to
The Marlins came up with this big defensive play. New York's Todd Hundley
hits this shot to second base and Florida doubles the runner off at first to
end the inning.
Isringhausen scattered six hits and SUPER=35-New
York/==3/Florida/==0;struck out 10 for his first win in six starts New York
beats Florida 3 to nothing.
Over in Lynchburg this afternoon, the Hillcats game with Kinston was
rained out and because it's the last time the Hillcats will face the Indians
before the break it will not be made up.
Now here's a look at today's Major League baseball scores.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=......PITTSBURGH/SAN DIEGO."
The Colorado Avalanche is close to a Stanley Cup Sweep after rallying to
beat Florida last night 3 to 2.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
The Avalanche rallied from a 2 to 1 deficit by scoring twice in the first
three minutes of the second period.
The third period was scoreless and the Avalanche takes a three to nothing
lead in the finals with game four scheduled for tomorrow night in Miami.
IN Q=First audio
((PATRICK ROY/AVALANCHE GOALIE: ))
((MARC CRAWFORD/AVALANCHE COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Patrick Roy/Avalanche Goalie; :
SUPER=01-Marc Crawford/Avalanche Coach; :13
OUT Q=..........feet moving."
The N-B-A championship series resumes tonight in Seattle.
The Sonics are down two games to none after Friday nights four point loss
IN Q="As I said
((GEORGE KARL/SEATTLE HEAD COACH: ))
((MICHAEL JORDAN/CHICAGO GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-George Karl/Seattle Head Coach; :
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Chicago Guard; :17
OUT Q=........good game."
be played in Seattle.
Tip off tonight is 7-oclock. Games three, four and five if necessary will