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In just a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX....
A construction worker falls to his death at Cassell Coliseum.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we'll take another look at the Supreme Court ruling on V-M-I, measuring its impact on other single-gender colleges in the Commonwealth.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Tommy Lasorda is recovering after suffering a heart attack, one of the Hornets number one picks checks out the hive, Roy Stanley checks in from a Milwaukee Bucks camp in Danville,
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and Frank Beamer turns the tables on Tech, giving his alma mater a $50 thousand dollar gift, two days after landing a contract extension.
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Cassell-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-54
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A construction worker who was helping repair Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum crashed through the roof and fell to his death this afternoon.
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Tracy Altizer is at Virginia Tech where she joins us now with the details.
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(Q&A: Have there been problems with the roof in the Coliseum in the past?)


Saunders


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-42
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference claims Roanoke City police officers used excessive force in a couple of cases recently... one involving a nine-year-old boy last week, the other his mother arrested yesterday.
The S-C-L-C said the boy had to have stitches after he hit his head while police forced him into a patrol car.
Connie Stevens got a different story from Police Chief M. David Hooper.
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(( It's a story that moves from the streets of Southwest Roanoke, to the Hurt Park Housing Project, and to the City Jail.
Let's start with Wednesday-- when Jaynie Saunders says seven police cars descended on her house.
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((JAYNIE SAUNDERS: I WAS SLEEPING IN BED, THEY COME IN HARASSING ME, KICKING THE DOOR, BANGING ON THE DOOR, MY SON WITH WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH, HE'S AFRAID OF POLICE OFFICERS. AND I ASKED THEM PLEASE NOT TO BANG ON THE DOOR ANYMORE.THEY'RE UP THE STEPS, THREE OF THEM ON THE BACK DOOR, THREE OF THEM ON THE FRONT DOOR, THREE OF THE ON THE WINDOW? WHAT THEY WANT? WHAT THEY WANT?))
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Members of the S-C-L-C are standing behind Saunders-- escorting her from the magistrate's office where she was charged with assault and battery.
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((REV. LENORD HINES/S.C.L.C REPRESENTATIVE: THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS RACISM, NO ONE WANTS TO ADMIT IT, BUT IT'S BLATANT RACISM IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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But the Chief of Police tells a different story.
He says Janie Saunders has an extensive police record-- and has failed to appear in court for her last four hearings.
It took two days for police to find her.
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((CHIEF M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: OFFICERS, IN DEALING WITH HER, THAT SHE KNEW BY NAME, EXPLAINED TO HER WHAT THE CHARGES WERE, THAT THEY WERE SOUGHT BY A CITIZEN, THAT WE HAD NO OPTION BUT TO SERVE THEM. ))
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And as to the City's recent treatment of 9-year-old Jawward Saunders:
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((CHIEF HOOPER: I TOLD YOU I WILL NOT DISCUSS AN INCOMPLETE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION. I WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE ARE MANY THINGS ABOUT THAT, THAT ARE JUST NOT HOLDING UP. THERE ARE NO STITCHES, THERE WERE NO STITCHES, THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY STITCHES. ))
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Off- camera, Chief Hooper explains the sequence of events leading up to this whole situation.
Apparently, Jawward and another child playing at the Hurt Park Housing Project were arguing over a toy-- when Jawward's mother, Janie became involved-- and walked into Sherry Allen's apartment, and started pulling her sister's hair.
That's what lead to Saunders' arrest.
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((SHERRY ALLEN: OH THIS IS RACE. BUT BETWEEN HER AND MY SON. NOT BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THEM. THEY CALL ME WHITE TRASH, WHITE BITCH, THAT'S RACIST. ))
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Less than a mile away, Etonia Simmons credits the black eye she's been sporting for three weeks to Jaynie Saunders-- she's filed charges against Saunder's for robbing her.
But some say this case goes beyond a few families fighting-- rather, they believe it's indicative of race problems within the city police department,
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((REVEREND CARL TINSLEY/N.A.A.C.P. MEMBER: WE SEEM TO DRAW THE POLICE LIKE FLIES ON MOLASSES, IF ANYTHING HAPPENS THEY COME IN FORCE, THEY USE NO TACT WHATSOEVER, AND ANYTIME THERE'S AN INCIDENT INVOLVING BLACKS THERE'S ALWAYS A BIG UPROAR ABOUT IT. ))
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The S.C.L.C. also has a few words about the City's Cope team-- claiming officers taunt children with innuendo-- a charge some residents are quick to disagree with.
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((BENNY COOK/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE ONES THAT AREN'T ABIDING BY THE LAW ARE THE ONES COMPLAINING, AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM. BECAUSE THEY'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, AND THE COPE UNIT IS TRYING TO CLEAN UP. ))
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In the meantime, Chief Hooper is welcoming comment on the issue.
He says allegations of racism are not only unfortunate for him and his department, but also for the community at large.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

Rubatex-Dupont


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Two big employers in Henry County and Bedford are talking about major cutbacks resulting in the loss of hundreds of high paying jobs.
Len Besthoff reports.
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(( The Dupont Nylon plant in Henry County has told employees that in several years the efficiency gains they've achieved won't be enough to overcome more price reductions by foreign nylon producers.
Because of this, Dupont may close and idle 600 people who make the highest wages in the area.
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((JOHN WINSKE/PLANT MANAGER: THIS IS ALL PRELIMINARY DATA THAT WE'RE LOOKIN' AT BUT WE THOUGHT IMPORTANT FOR OUR PEOPLE TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE NOW. WE'D EXPECT OVER THE NEXT THREE TO FOUR MONTHS WE WILL REACH A POINT WHERE A DECISION WILL BE MADE, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. ))
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((BILLY BUCHANAN/MARTINSVILLE DUPONT EMPLOYEES UNION: THE PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO MEET THE CHALLENGE AND I THINK HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB OF TRYING TO MAKE THIS SITE A MORE PROFITABLE SITE WHICH I THINK IT HAS DONE IT JUST SEEMS NOT TO BE QUITE ENOUGH FOR THE FUTURE. ))
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((The Dupont plant isn't alone. In nearby Bedford, the city's largest employer is also grappling with productivity problems that may result in job cuts.))
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Rubatex has 600 employees making rubber related products in Bedford.
It has apparently become exasperated with a union that wants wage increases in its new contract, even though the plant isn't meeting productivity standards...for that reason, Rubatex will consider transferring 300 jobs to Arkansas.
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((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: EVERYBODY NEEDS TO LOOK AT IT AS NOT A GAME, NOT A BLUFF BUT ONE THAT REQUIRES I THINK ALL THE PARTIES COMING TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PLANT OPERATION REMAINS SOLID IN THE BEDFORD COMMUNITY.))
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Also consider that these plants are old, and that makes keeping them running a less attractive option.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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When News 7 at Six returns-
The State Board of Education may shut down some public schools if they don't begin to make the grade.
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And women's colleges in this area hope their single sex status will pass muster.
We'll look into what yesterday's VMI ruling may mean for them.
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Crime-Ring


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Henry County investigators say a band of professional thieves has struck several more times.
Earlier this month News 7 told you about a theft ring that police say has been hitting tire stores in at least four different jurisdictions.
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Lt. Kimmy Nester says the thieves have hit four different tire businesses in the past week.
Nester says the crime ring is burglarizing businesses in Franklin, Patrick and Henry Counties as well as Martinsville.
Nester says the thieves make their way into the businesses by knocking a hole into a back wall using a sledge hammer.
He say local crime stoppers will pay up to one thousand dollars for information on these thefts.
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Education-Board


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-37
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It's truth or consequences for Virginia's public schools.
The State Board of Education is gearing up for a massive revision of the standards by which schools are accredited.
And for the first time ever, schools with bad test scores could be shut down.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Governor George Allen appointed the majority of this board, and it's his new testing program that these members are gearing up for.
Students would be tested in the 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades.
The testing contract is out to bid now.
But with the do or die emphasis on the so-called basics, where does that leave art, foreign language, phys ed?
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((ROB JONES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: MY FEAR IS THAT IN SOME OF THE SCHOOL DIVISIONS THAT ARE FOR EXAMPLE NOT MEETING THE STANDARDS IN THE FOUR CORE AREAS THAT THEY'LL BE UNDER SUCH PRESSURE -- THEY'LL BE BEING TOLD THAT YOU KNOW WE'RE GONNA PULL YOUR FUNDS IF YOU DON'T GET STUDENTS' SCORES UP. BUT PROBABLY NOT AT THE COST OF ELIMINATING ART INSTRUCTION, MUSIC INSTRUCTION. SO IT'S GONNA BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT.))
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((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: ABSOLUTELY NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE YET. THERE'S BEEN NO DISCUSSION YET. AND THAT'S REALLY A CRITICAL AREA WHERE WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. FROM PARENTS, FROM TAXPAYERS, PARENTS WITH CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS, PARENTS WITHOUT CHILDREN, TEACHERS. WHAT'S THEIR VIEW ON THAT? SHOULD THERE BE? SHOULD THERE BE CONSEQUENCES? OR SHOULD WE LEAVE THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE WHERE EVERYBODY IS ACCREDITED AND EVERYTHING IS FINE?))
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The obvious implication from board president Easton is no -- schools should be held accountable for student performance.
The question for the board of education is how sharp the teeth should be that bite the schools whose students fail.
Critically important public hearings will be scheduled for this fall.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

Plane-Landing


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A small plane made a belly landing tonight in Lynchburg after the pilot was unable to deploy the landing gear.
There were no injuries.
The single engine cessna reported problems around five fifteen... and the pilot brought the plane in safely about a half hour later.
We'll have video of the landing and more information tonight on News 7 at Eleven.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
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On Wall Street, after losing ground all week, technology stocks began to rebound today.
But it still wasn't enough to boost the stock market into positive territory.
The DOW lost five points closing at 56-hundred-78.
Nasdaq gained nearly 13.
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VMI-Follow


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New traditions are on the horizon at VMI... but will yesterday's Supreme Court decision effect other single- sex colleges in the state?
Scott Prince has that story.
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((The implications of the Supreme Court ruling might not be confined to Virginia Military Institute and Mary Baldwin College.
The justices ruled V- M- I's all male policy is unconstitutional because it's a STATE funded school... clearing the way for women in Lexington and possibly spelling the end of the VWIL program in Staunton.
So what does this say to PRIVATE, single- sex schools?
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But the thoughts of VMI president Josiah Bunting are not shared by officials at some of the local all- female schools.
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((LINDA STEELE/HOLLINS COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: WE PERCEIVE NO EFFECT WITH THE VMI DECISION. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT VMI IS A PUBLIC INSTITUTION. HOLLINS AND OTHER WOMEN'S COLLEGES IN VIRGINIA ARE PRIVATE COLLEGES.))
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Steele says Hollins College itself does not receive any state or Federal funding... but students do in the form of grants and student loans.
The same holds true at Sweet Briar College.
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((MONICA DEAN/SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: STATISTICS OVER THE YEARS HAVE PROVED AGAIN AND AGAIN THE VALUE OF WOMEN'S EDUCATION AT WOMEN'S COLLEGES. GRADUATES OF WOMEN'S COLLEGES SUCCEED AT RATES FAR HIGHER THAN WOMEN GRADUATES AT COED COLLEGES.))
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STAND UP 14:53:47
Despite those comments from Hollins and Sweet Briar.. there still may be some degree of concern for the future of private single- sex education.
That's one of the topics being discussed this week... as school presidents meet with state lawmakers in Hot Springs.
Scott Prince, News- 7.

Sports Tease


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Coming up tonight in sports, Beamer pass the Buck or the bucks, if you will, back to his alma mater.
We'll have an update on Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda,
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Plus, hear from one of the Hornets number one draft picks, former Kentucky Wildcat Tony Delk.
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S-Beamer


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Earlier this week Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer landed a five year contract extension and a pay raise,
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tonight the coach and his wife Cheryl thanked the University nit with a card or flowers but with a hefty donation.
The Beamer's have donated $50 thousand dollars to Tech.
The gift will be used for facilities improvements, and it marks the second time Beamer has given his alma mater $50 thousand. He also did so in 1991.
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S-Lasorda


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The Los Angeles Dodgers wil be without manager Tommy Lasorda for at least the next few weeks after the 68 year old skipper suffered a heart attack.
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Lasorda drove himself to the hospital on Tuesday night complaining of stomach problems.
Last night doctors performed an angioplast procedure to open a clogged artery and that time they discovered some heart muscle damage.
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S-Hornets


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In last night's NBA draft the Hornets used their two first round picks to select a star of the national championship team and a high school grad.
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This afternoon the All-American, Tony Delk out of Kentucky arrived in the Carolinas to begin his pro career, which will immediately force him to move from shooting guard to point guard.
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((TONY DELK/HORNETS FIRST ROUND PICK:))
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The Hornets are trying to trade their other first round pick Kobe Bryant to the Lakers from Vlade Divac. But Divac says he'd rather retire than play in Charlotte.
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S-Camp


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The stars were out in Danville this morning as John Newman held his annual basketball camp for the City's youth.
And Roy Stanley says the camp mixes fun along with something the kids can use for the rest of their lives.
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((For 13 years, Newman, who plays with Milwaukee, has returned to his hometown to conduct the camp.
And because of its success the changes have been minimal.)) ((JOHN NEWMAN/CAMP DIRECTOR: )) ((More than 40 kids are enrolled in the morning session of the camp.
They go through drills and play a little hoop.
And there's even a session where the kids view film.
But the main highlight of the camp is when Newman and his staff present the kids with their camp jerseys.)) ((GARRETT DILLARD/G.W. ASSISTANT COACH: )) ((JOHN NEWMAN: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((NATHAN POOLE/CAMP COUNSELOR: )) ((The camp concludes June 28-th. In Danville Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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S-Clothes


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And finally, if you were planning on heading out to Palm Springs, California for the "clothing optional" night at the ball park on July 8th, forget it the event has been cancelled.
It seems too many fans wanted to watch the game naked.
A spokesman for the Palm Springs Sun says the team received enough requests to fill Dodger stadium, and they just don't have enough room for the nudity.
The nude fans were originally supposed to watch the game from inside a tent through an opaque screen, but team officials say the promotion went far better than expected. Wx-Tape SUPER=305-82/56/100/1952/49/1981/80/60/51/SE-8mph/30.12/f;