Coming up on News 7 at SIX: Governor Allen says three strikes still means
your out in the state of Virginia,
dozens of employees at Roanoke County's Ingersoll Rand are losing their jobs,
and we'll have a live report with what's on track at Pulaski County's Depot
Tonight in sports, the Virginia State archery championships are underway in
FRanklin County, the Horse show starts high stepping tonight, qualifying
results from Michigan coming your way,
Plus, the NASCAR Super Trucks are back in Bristol, we'll hear from jimmy
Hensley coming up in sports.
No showers today, and as the summer begins, so do the very hot
temperatures. I'l have your complete weekend forecast coming right up.
Governor George Allen says a California decision to throw out the state's
"three strikes" sentencing law has "no" bearing on a similar measure passed
here in Virginia.
The California Supreme Court yesterday ruled that judges may ignore the
"three strikes" sentencing guidelines, if they felt the punishment was too
Two dozen states have passed similar measures, aimed at cracking down on
But Governor Allen says Virginia remains ahead of the curve, because it has
also abolished parole for violent criminals.
IN Q=What was more
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHAT WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT THOUGH WAS THE ABOLITION
OF PAROLE, WHICH SAYS AFTER THE FIRST STRIKE, WE'RE NOT GOING TO WAIT FOR THE
TWO MORE VICTIMS BEFORE WE TAKE A VIOLENT CRIMINAL SERIOUS. SO THE THREE
STRIKES LAW WE HAVE ON THE BOOKS HERE IN VIRGINIA IS FINE, BUT IT IS COMPLETELY
OVERSHADOWED AS FAR AS ITS IMPORTANCE BY THE ABOLITION OF PAROLE, WHICH GETS
AFTER VIOLENT CRIMINALS AFTER THE FIRST STRIKE.))
OUT Q=after the first strike. (2nd time)
Allen has spent the past week crossing the state on his annual "listening"
tour, talking with residents about their concerns.
A single- car accident in Bedford County sent three teenagers to the
hospital this morning.
The car missed a curve on State route 838, went down an embankment and
One of the passengers suffered broken bones and was airlifted to Roanoke
Two other teens were taken by ambulance to Bedford County Memorial.
Eighty jobs at Roanoke County's Ingersoll-Rand plant have been eliminated.
According to a statement the layoffs are the result of an upcoming
The company will end all local manufacturing of tool and hoist products this
fall in order to focus on its core business-- rock drill production.
Company officials announced this restructuring last year and said layoffs
A Lynchburg man charged in a mail theft ring is blaming his actions on an
"expensive drug habit."
Jeffrey Scott Wright was arraigned today-
He told the court most of the crimes he's accused of happened as he was
rehabilitating from drug use.
SOT 14.31.47 - 14.31.59
IN Q=He passed stolen
((TOM ECKERT/ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY;
HE PASSED STOLEN CHECKS, STOLEN FROM THE MAIL; CREDIT CARDS AND SO FORTH. IT
COST A LOT OF PEOPLE A LOT OF INCONVENIENCE AS WELL AS LOSS AND THE MERE FACT
THAT HE WAS USING DRUGS IS CERTAINLY NO EXCUSE FOR THAT.))
SUPER=01-Tom Eckert/Assistant U.S. Attorney;
OUT Q=excuse for that
Wright along with several juveniles is accused of stealing mail.
The group then apparently cashed forged checks for thousands of dollars.
Wright is the only adult to be charged.
If convicted he'll face up to five years in prison and fines up to 250
Virginia's Board of Medicine has temporarily stopped hearings on a doctor
accused of over prescribing pain killers to his patients.
The Board says William Hur-WITZ withheld a number of patient files needed
for the proceedings.
The Board suspended the doctors Virginia license two weeks ago to look into
the alleged over-medication of 30 patients-- two who died of apparent drug
Hurwitz says he's NOT responsible for how patients use his massive dosage
IN Q=With respect
((DR. WILLIAM HURWITZ: WITH RESPECT TO PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE, MY PRIORITY
IS LIVING AND LIVING A FULL LIFE. I THINK THAT WHAT I'M OFFERING MY PATIENTS
IS LIFE NOT DEATH.))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Hurwitz/License Suspended in Va.;
OUT Q=not death.
The license suspension and halt in this hearing has left some of Hurwitz's
Virginia patients back where they started -- in constant pain.
IN Q=He lost
((DANTE GATES/ALEXANDRIA PAIN SUFFERER: HE LOST HIS LICENSE, AND SO SCARED
EVERYBODY TO DEATH IN THE PHARMACY COMMUNITY AND SO THEY WON'T FILL THE
MEDICATION. THEY TOTALLY YANKED IT IN VIRGINIA. AND EVERYBODY ELSE LOCALLY TO
ME, WHICH WOULD BE DC AND MARYLAND ARE SCARED TO DEATH.))
SUPER=01-Dante Gates/Alexandria Pain Sufferer;
OUT Q=scared to death.
Hurwitz's patients say few doctors are willing to take the close regulatory
scrutiny that comes with providing the massive dosages of potentially addictive
drugs THEY SAY they need.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6, a surprise announcement from an area bank as
its Chief Execuive resigns,
and we'll head to Pulaski where Denise Allen has a preview of the Depot Days
One of this year's highlights is a museum in training.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
A train carrying non-traditional cargo pulled into Pulaski today. The cars
were not full of coal--this train pulls art.
Double Boxes=Jean and Denise/StarLink
Denise Allen is in Pulaski--Denise what's in store for visitors to the
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: can experience them)
SOT**Tape rolled from StarLink**
SUPER=01-Gina Popp/Smithsonian Associate Curator; :15
OUT Q=can grasp very easily
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Jean and Denise/StarLink
(Jean question: Are there any special activities for children?)
Hundreds of Virginia's top high school students are getting a lesson in
civics this week from some of the state's top government officials.
Steve Smallshaw has more from the Boys State and Girls State conventions in
IN Q=For fifty years
SUPER=01-Verna Vance/Girls State Director; :15
SUPER=01-Karen Thomasson/Girls State Attendee; :24
SUPER=01-Chris Molino/Boys State Governor; 1:07
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
((natsot Girls State marching
For fifty years they've been coming to Girls State to learn how government
works and the importance of being good citizens.
And after five decades, it's safe to say the girls of the 1990's are
marching to the beat of a different drummer.
IN Q=When I went
((VERNA VANCE/GIRLS STATE DIRECTOR: WHEN I WENT TO GIRLS STATE, THERE WAS VERY
LITTLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND NOW A GIRL CAN BE ANYTHING SHE WANTS TO
OUT Q=wants to be.
IN Q=The work here
((KAREN THOMASSON/GIRLS STATE ATTENDEE: THE WORK HERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF FUN,
I'VE LEARNED A WHOLE LOT ABOUT HOW OUR VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT WORKS AND THE PEOPLE
HERE ARE GREAT, THE FRIENDS YOU MEET FROM ALL OVER THE STATE.))
OUT Q=over the state.
natsot @ Liberty
From Longwood to Liberty, where a record crowd of young men welcomed
Governor George Allen to the 54th annual Boys State convention.
Allen played mailman, delivering letters from the girls in Farmville to
their male counterparts, but his real message was about reaching your
IN Q=I have no
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT OUT OF THIS GROUP OR THE FOLKS OVER
AT GIRLS STATE THAT THERE IS UNDOUBTEDLY A GOVERNOR, A FUTURE GOVERNOR OF
VIRGINIA, IF THEY WANT TO RUIN THEIR LIVES THAT WAY.))
OUT Q=lives that way.
Indeed, there's never a shortage of political role models at these
conventions, but elected office is not necessarily what these students are
IN Q=When I came
((CHRIS MOLINO/BOYS STATE GOVERNOR: WHEN I CAME HERE THE TWO QUALITIES I WAS
LOOKING FOR WERE THE LEADERSHIP ASPECT AND THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, AND I CAN
TELL YOU I'VE TAKEN AWAY MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER DREAMED OF.))
OUT Q=dreamed of.
And organizers say that's the whole idea of being here.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Advances in biotechnology come from years of pain-staking research.
Some of those researchers passed their findings along to Virginia teachers
The Commonwealth's first ever Biotechnology Conference is sponsored by
Virginia Tech and is taking place at the Hotel Roanoke.
The two day seminar features a number of pioneers in the field of
They're educating Virginia teachers at the high school and college levels.
But the real beneficiaries will be their students.
IN Q=Our students
((ELLEN MAYO/HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER: OUR STUDENTS NEED TO UNDERSTAND... BECAUSE
THEY'RE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE MAKING THE DECISIONS DOWN THE ROAD ABOUT
HOW THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE USED AND WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS ARE. ))
SUPER=01-Ellen Mayo/High School Teacher;
OUT Q=implications are
Biotechnology products include antibiotics and insulin... and techniques
like waste recycling.
Roanoke's new business incubator now has a place to call home.
The Blue Ridge Small Business Development Center has purchased the former
headquarters of Advance Auto on 8th Street near Wasena Park.
The building has 29- thousand square feet of available space that will
adapt easily to offices or light manufacturing.
IN Q=A lot of companies
((HOPE PLAYER/CENTER CHAIRMAN: A LOT OF COMPANIES WE'VE CONTACTED TO HELP GIVE
US QUOTES AND THINGS, THEIR BASIC RESPONSE WAS WHERE WERE YOU THREE YEARS AGO,
WHEN I GOT STARTED. SO MOST DEFINITELY WE'LL FILL A VOID.))
SUPER=01-Hope Player/Center Chairman;
OUT Q=we'll fill a void.
Organizers are already lining up prospective tenants for the business
They plan to open their doors by the end of next month.
An unexpected reorganization leads to a change at the top AT Valley Bank.
Guy Byrd- It's president and chief executive officer, has resigned.
Byrd is one of the Roanoke bank's founders.
It opened a little over a year ago.
Byrd says he accomplished what he set out to do and it's time to move on to
Byrd's replacement is Ellis Gutshall (gut-SHAWL), Valley Bank's Senior Vice
President and Chief Lending Officer, and also one of the bank's founders.
Wayne Lewis, another founder, has been elevated to Executive Vice President.
On Wall Street today, the stock market finished the week on a positive note.
The DOW was UP 45 points - closing for the week at 57-hundred five.
NASDAQ ended a six session losing streak with a gain of eight points today.
Spirits and model airplanes are soaring high in Danville thanks to an annual
event that draws folks from as far away as Canada.
In case you haven't guessed, the model airplane show is in full swing at the
Danville Regional Airport.
The model airplanes decorating the sky are actually built by hand from a
The show gives builders an opportunity to show off their work.
It also gives the public a chance to enjoy the sites and sounds of a hobby
that's growing by leaps and bounds.
IN Q=It's a
((MICHAEL FARLOW/EVENT DIRECTOR:IT'S A FAMILY THING, BECAUSE A LOT OF FATHERS
AND SONS GET TOGETHER AND BUILD MODELS AND FLY MODELS. IT GIVES THEM A BONDING
THERE THAT THEY CAN HAVE SOMETHING TO DO. IF YOU'RE AN AIRPLANE ENTHUSIAST OR
AVIATION ENTHUSIAST, YOU KNOW, FULL SCALE PILOTS FLY ALSO. IT'S JUST SOMETHING
TO RELAX AND TO HAVE SOMETHING TO WATCH. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Farlow/Event Director; :00
OUT Q=to watch.
The model airplane show continues through Sunday.
Admission is free for spectators-- with a two dollar donation for parking
going toward the Danville Police Department Explorer Post.
Coming up tonight in sports, qualifying results from Michigan, the Super
Trucks are back in Bristol this weekend, we'll see what's up at the horse show
And Roy Stanley checks in from this weekend's Virginia State archery
championships in Franklin County.
The Winston Cup car are in Michigan this weekend for the Miller 400.
And it's been a rather hectic and emotional day at the track.
SUPER=03-Brooklyn. MI; :00
While most of the cars and drivers having a business as usual day, Ernie
Irvan was in the spotlight and the hotseat as he made his way onto the track
for the first time since he was nearly killed in a crash in August of 1994.
Ernie says he has no fear, but he's still not quite 100 percent.
((ERNIE IRVAN/QUALIFIED 32ND TODAY:))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Qualified 32nd Today; :00
Ernie was just 32nd fastest today in first round qualifying while Rick Mast
was a respectable 17th, but another Pontiac stole the show. Here's the top 25.
(/////SPORTS CHYRON MOTION/////)
SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=400-=1/Bobby Hamilton/185.166/=2/Derrike Cope/=3/Morgan Shepherd/=4/Mark
SUPER=401-=6/Terry Labonte/=7/Jeff Gordon/=8/Sterling Marlin/=9/Lake
SUPER=401-11/Dale Earnhardt/12/Ted Musgrave/13/Jeremy Mayfield/14/Ricky
SUPER=401-16/Kenny Wallace/17/Rick Mast/18/Rusty Wallace/19/Dick
SUPER=401-21/Geoff Bodine/22/Steve Grissom/23/John Andretti/24/Joe
OUT Q=...Jeff Burton.
While the Winston Cup stars are laboring in Brooklyn, Michigan, the NASCAR
Super Trucks have finally made their way back to the East Coast.
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/June 23, 1995; :00
Tomorrow night at nine, the trucks will make their second appearance at the
track in the Coca-Cola 200.
Last year Jimmy Hensley went out in a Dodge and destroyed the field in the
opening 40 laps before blowing an engine.
So far, this year he has three top five finishes and is tenth in the points
((JIMMY HENSLEY/10TH IN SUPER TRUCK POINTS:))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/10th In SuperTruck Points; :00
OUT Q=...THIS WEEKEND."
Qualifying just wrapped up down at the track with ____________ winning the
Hensley qualified ______.
Some of the nations top pro and amateur archers are in Union Hall this
weekend for the ASA Trebark Virginia Championship.
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q="It's difficult
SUPER=03-Union Hall; :00
SUPER=01-Dave "Firehawk" Abbott/Native American Interpreter; :16
SUPER=01-Dave Foster/Director Event Relations; :48
SUPER=01-Daryl Young/Archery Shooter; 1:15
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((It's difficult to pin point exactly when archery came to this part of
But Dan "Firehawk" Abbott of the Virginia's Explore Park, was on site with
a display of the bows and arrows used for archery by the Indians over 12
hundred years ago.))
((DAN "FIREHAWK" ABBOTT: ))
((Over 13 Hundred shooters, from as far away as Mississippi, registered this
morning for the two day competition.
Throughout the weekend 16 men's and lady's pro and amateur divisions will
And those competing this weekend are comfortable with the surroundings.))
((DAVE FOSTER/DIRECTOR EVENT RELATIONS: ))
((The targets for the competition are spread throughout the woods around Union
Hall, Virginia. Daryl Young and Linda Owens are veteran shooters.
They traveled 863 miles from Mississippi to shoot in the event.))
((DARYL YOUNG/ARCHERY SHOOTER: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Day five of the Roanoke Valley Horse show in in full swing over at the Salem
Civic Center and tonight at 6:30, 33 riders and horses will compete for $10
thousand dollars in prize money.
((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW CO-CHAIRMAN:))
SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Co-Chairman;
OUT Q=..THEIR HORSE."
The Jack Russell Terrier races take center stage in the main ring around
Steve Mason will have more on the festivities tonight at 11.
The Roanoke Riverdawgs are in action tonight at Cave Spring Junior HIgh
school taking on the South Florida Future.
Tonight's game gets underway at 7:30 at Knight's field.