Coming up on News 7 at SIX:
Another child killed in a school bus accident.
Case dismissed for a W-and-L researcher caught up in a drug bust.
And thousands of dollars worth of new tires are being stolen in Henry
Police could use your help.
In sports, Roy Stanley will introduce us to the Scott Robertson
scholarship recipients, the Riverdawgs takls about tonight's battle with
and for now, Dallas Cowboy star Michael Irvin has won his battle wit the law
and the drug charges he faces.
Once again the skies light up with thunderstorms. The heaviest are east of
Lynchburg but others are rotating through the coalfields at this hour.
A young child was struck and killed by a school bus this afternoon in
State police say six- year old Tiffany Shanelle Harris of South Boston
walked in front of the bus and was hit.
She died at the scene.
The accident happened around 12:30 on Route 744.
So far, no charges have been filed.
The fight for the middle begins today in Virginia.
With the Republican nomination finally in his pocket,
Senator John Warner returned to Washington.
He left the latest debate over what Virginia voters want behind in Richmond.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave;
Ellen Qualls is there with some answers.
LIVE=Ellen full via State Microwave;
If I had good answers Keith, I could make big bucks.
The battle between John Warner and Mark Warner will certainly involve a lot
of them, starting today.
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SUPER=01-Anne Kincaid/Conservative Consultant; :46
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Former Senate Candidate; :59
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(( It was to be John Warner's day.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN... THANK THEM.))
But just hours later, media markets all over Virginia started hearing that
Democrat Mark Warner was
NAT SOT AD 04;33:41
((RAISED IN A MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY... TO FINISH COLLEGE.))
And the ideological paintbrush was out.
((MARK WARNER: JOHN WARNER HAS BEEN TOUTING HIS VERY CONSERVATIVE VIEWS OVER
THE LAST THREE TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THIS PRIMARY. I'M GONNA POINT THAT OUT AS
HE TRIES TO SLIDE BACK TO THE MIDDLE.))
So if John Warner ran right and won over someone running slightly farther
right -- how far right is right for Republicans?
((ANNE KINCAID/POLITICAL CONSULTANT: THIS IS NOT REPUDIATION OF THE CHRISTIAN
...TARRED AND FEATHERED JIM MILLER.))
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((JIM MILLER: IF A CHALLENGER CAN'T RAISE A LOT OF MONEY, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT
TO BE COMPETITIVE. MOREOVER, I'M NOT SURE THAT I'M THE BEST VEHICLE. I DON'T
HAVE THAT INHERENT GOOD LOOKS.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I REALIZE THAT THE DAY AFTER THIS THAT THERE'S A LOT OF
LICKING OF WOUNDS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY.))
LIVE=Ellen full/State Microwave
Tough questions for conservatives today.
We asked the Governor to fess up on who he really supported.
He once again declined and pushed for party unity.
But he did call John Warner a friend, almost an uncle, and in his words "a
United States Senator."
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave
(Keith Question) Any word on where George Allen will try to stack up against
Ollie North if they both run for the Senate nomination in 2000?
(Ellen) He was evasive today. But said last week that contest would be "a
thrill a minute" if it plays out the way both these gentlemen are leaning.
Almost a year ago they lost their dam and their lake... now homeowners in
the Timber Lake subdivision of Campbell County are being sued for two million
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg with more on the wrongful death
lawsuit filed by the family of flood victim Doris Stanley..
Keith, Doris Stanley was one of two people who drowned when the Timber Lake
dam collapsed last June.
Her family says Stanley might be alive today had that dam been properly
maintained and inspected.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co./June, 1995; :00
OUT Q=dollars in damages.
(( The Timber Lake dam collapsed under torrential rains last June, emptying
millions of gallons of water downstream.
Firefighter Carter Martin and Bedford County resident Doris Stanley were
caught in that wall of water and drowned.
Now Stanley's family blames her death on the people responsible for the
operation of the Timber Lake dam. They're suing the Timber Lake
Homeowners Association, claiming the group "negligently allowed hazardous
conditions to exist" and "failed to warn the decedent of the dangerous
conditions" created by an unsafe dam.
Also named in the suit are the engineers at Hurt and Proffitt, who allegedly
acted "negligently in their inspections of the dam."
The family is seeking two million dollars in damages.))
The lawsuit likely won't go to trial until early next year, and lawyers on
both sides did NOT want to comment on the case while it's in these early
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
Ironically, today marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of Timber
Lake.. homeowners president Doug Washington says efforts to rebuild the dam are
right on schedule, but he's not sure what financial effect this lawsuit could
have on that project. Keith?
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-
Henry County Police are looking to bust a tire-stealing crime ring,
And these students had a special end of school year treat. We'll show you
how their principal ended up as an ice cream sundae.
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Replacing tires on a vehicle is no small expense.
So it's not hard to imagine the toll a large scale tire theft ring is having
on small businesses in three local counties.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Larry Martin/Riverside Tire Service; :23
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :51
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(( Riverside Tire Service in Henry County was one of the first businesses
Last November thieves cut a hole in the back of a building, stealing nearly
300- dollars in tires.
Six months later the thieves returned with a sledge hammer.
((LARRY MARTIN/RIVERSIDE TIRE SERVICE: SIX ROWS OF BLOCK THEY KNOCKED OUT TO
GET IN HERE. ))
This time they drove away with nearly 4- thousand dollars in tires.
((LARRY MARTIN/RIVERSIDE TIRE SERVICE: IT'S VERY DISAPPOINTING COMING IN AT
NIGHT AND IN THE MORNING WHEN THEY'VE TORN UP WHAT YOU'VE WORKED FOR ALL DAY.
OUT Q=for all day.
So far thieves have stole more than 25- thousand dollars worth of tires in
Henry County. That's not counting the numerous other counties that have also
Authorities believe the same group has struck in Franklin and Patrick County
as well Eden, North Carolina.
Lt. Kimmy Nester with the Henry County Sheriff's Department believes four
to six people are working together.
IN Q=There may be
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE MAY BE A PERSON THAT IS
TAKING ALL THE TIRES AND TAKING THEM WAY OUT OF THIS AREA, THE PROBLEM AREA.
HOWEVER, THERE MAY BE A TIRE DEALERSHIP ITSELF THAT IS WILLING, LOOKS
LEGITIMATE ON THE FRONT, HOWEVER, MAY BE TAKING HOT TIRES AND YOU KNOW TAKING
THEM AT A LOW PROFIT AND RESELLING THOSE TIRES. ))
OUT Q=those tires.
Nester is appealing to the public for help-- local Crime Stoppers could pay
up to 1- thousand dollars for information. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Henry
More charges could be forthcoming as early as next week against former
Carroll County administrator Billy Mitchell.
Mitchell is under indictment on 18 counts of embezzlement.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Special Prosecutor; :17
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OUT Q=Tracy Altizer, News 7.
(( Authorities believe Billy Mitchell was county administrator for barely a
year when he started racking up thousands of dollars worth of bills for
personal items on county credit cards.
A routine audit uncovered discrepancies last year on charges between 1992
((GINO WILLIAMS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THERE WERE SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF CREDIT
CARD ENTRIES THAT HAD BEEN DOCTORED. ))
TRACY ALTIZER: WILLIAMS SAYS MITCHELL GRADUATED FROM MISUSING CREDIT CARDS TO
AN ELABORATE EMBEZZLEMENT SCHEME WHEN THE COUNTY PURCHASED LAND FROM THE BEAVER
DAM LAND TRUST FOR THE MAGNOLIA MANUFACTURING SITE.
Locally, the land on which Magnolia now sits was often referred to as the
old Gardiner farm.
After the board of supervisors closed the deal, Mitchell allegedly got the
county to pay for the land a SECOND time.
Authorities say he presented bills to the Industrial Development Authority
under the bogus name of Gardiner Land Trust, then spent the money himself.
((BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION, WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW
COUNTY GOVERNMENTS TO BORROW MONEY DIRECTLY, THEY HAVE TO SET THESE AUTHORITIES
UP AND IT'S A PROBLEM. THERE ARE, OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS ONE WAY OF BEING ABLE TO
TRIP UP THE SYSTEM AND MISAPPROPRIATE MONEY. ))
Where did the money go? Authorities are tracking thousands of transactions
trying to answer that question.
They say checks written to retailers such as Finks Jewelers and Neiman
Marcus leave little doubt in their minds of wrongdoing.
Mitchell is also under investigation for embezzlement of PRIVATE funds from
Gardiner Cemetery, of which he was trustee. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
On Wall Street the Dow was off a fraction of a point today.
NASDAQ gained four and a half points.
It was the year 1937.
Franklin Roosevelt had just finished his first term in the White House.
Roanoke voters approved spending 300-thousand dollars for a new Wasena
And James N. Kincanon was named secretary/treasurer of the Roanoke Bar
Jimmy Kincanon gave up the position yesterday- -after 59 years in the
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((HIS SERVICE HAS BEEN DEDICATED AND EFFECTIVE, BUT QUIET. HE DOES NOT CAUSE
PROBLEMS. HE DOES NOT WANT ATTENTION PAID TO HIM. HE GETS THE JOB DONE AND HE
As unassuming as can be?
COMPLETELY UNASSUMING. HE'S THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE WORD "UNASSUMING."))
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So much so, Kincanon said he was nearly "done in" by the all the attention
the association paid him yesterday.
He graciously declined to talk with us on camera.
Except for four years in the Navy during World War Two, Kincanon has spent
the last six decades collecting dues, notifying members of meetings and events
and keeping the books.
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((HE'S NOT ONLY DOING A THANKLESS TASK, HE'S DONE IT REMARKABLY WELL. HE'S DONE
IT IMPECCABLY, AND HE HAS DONE IT WITH LONGEVITY.))
OUT Q=with longevity.
Kincanon also spent 28 years in the city attorney's office.
Lynchburg residents fighting a proposed multi- million dollar sports complex
have added two new twists to their lawsuit against the project.
Neighbors now claim the Sports Capital of Virginia is "not" registered with
the state corporation commission, and therefore cannot legally take on such a
They also say two city council members who sat on the Sports Capital board
should never have voted on the issue.
IN Q=I think council
((BOB HACKWORTH/CONCERNED CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG: I THINK COUNCIL HAS ACTED
UNKNOWINGLY, AND I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THEY'VE GONE AS FAR AS THEY HAVE
WITHOUT CHECKING OUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING. ))
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OUT Q=what they're doing.
The amended complaint was filed today.
A hearing on the issue is set for next month.
the Riverdawgs are back in action over at cave Spring Junior tonight
against Richmond, the Bull run could cross the finish line tonight baring a
and Roy Stanley feasts his eyes on the Scott Robertson Memorial scholarship
Leading three games to none, the Chicago Bulls can clinch their 4th NBA
championship tonight at Key Arena on the Supersonics home floor at 9pm.
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((MICHAEL JORDAN/BULLS GUARD:))
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OUT Q=...to be in"
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The Bulls went through a lite workout at Key Arena today. Even though
Seattle is down the pressure works both ways.
IN Q="In some ways
OUT Q=...this thing done"
One football note. The Washington Redskins signed former Ferrum star Jim
Kitts this afternoon around 4. The Linebacker played for the Panthers from 1990
to 93. He played 1 year in the Arena Football League with the Albany Firebirds.
In less than 3-months some of the top junior golfers in the country will
invade the Roanoke Valley for the 13-th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Golf
And Roy Stanley says this afternoon tournament officials presented their
annual scholarships at the Roanoke Country Club.
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SUPER=01-Thomas Salter/Scholarship Recipient; :17
SUPER=01-Andrew Green/Scholarship Recipient; :43
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Scott Robertson Committee Chairman; 1:00
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
((This years Scott Robertson scholarship was presented to William Fleming
Senior Thomas Salter.
Salter, who is the valedictorian of his class, will use the 8-thousand
dollar scholarship toward his education at Cornell University.))
((THOMAS SALTER/SCOTT ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: ))
((Andrew Green of Lord Botetourt was awared the Eugene Hawthorne 2-thousand
Green, who will attend Virginia Tech, is senior class president and will
graduate with a 3 point 96 grade point average.))
((ANDREW GREEN/EUGENE HAWTHORNE SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((MIKE SMITH/SCOTT ROBERTSON COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: ))
((The tournament will be held August 13-th through the 15-th. Over 130 golfers
have already applied for the event.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
The Roanoke Riverdawgs host the Richmond Kickers tonight.
Roanoke is 2 and 4 overall with the losses coming to teams in a higher
level of league Soccer.
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((IAN SPOONER/7 GOALS 2 ASSISTS THIS SEASON: ))
((GARY WHEATON/RIVERDAWG DEFENSE: ))
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OUT Q=...........well against them."
The felony drug indictment against Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin
has been thrown out....
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at least for the moment. Today, a Dallas judge dismissed drug chargers
against the all pro receiver on a technicality because one of the jurors in the
case is not a resident of Dallas County. The prosecution says it will now
present the case to a new grand jury. Irvin faces drug possession charges.
Students and Faculty at Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary had a last- day-
of- school celebration few will forget.
Top student READERS got to decorate their principal as an ice cream sundae...
complete with syrup and whip cream!
This last- day- of- school activity is their reward for reading so many books
this year and doing well in the Accelerated Reader Program.
Principal Tom DonLeavy allows the students to chose their own reward for
meeting reading goals.
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IN Q=They read the books
((MARGARET JONES/LIBRARIAN: THEY READ THE BOOKS. THE ACCELERATED READER BOOKS
AND THERE ARE COMPUTER TESTS FOR EACH BOOK AND ARE AUTOMATICALLY SCORED ALSO...
ON THIS COMPUTER SO THEY'RE TOTALED AT THE END OF THE YEAR.))
OUT Q=end of the year.
The three top readers from each classroom got to help make the sundae.
Teachers hope students will continue reading throughout the summer.