Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The Governor quietly sends in the State's application for Goals-2000 money
on a Friday night.
And it's not exactly your favorite newscast, but "Newsline" may be the
answer while waiting for the bank teller to get to you.
We'll take a look.
Roll out the mats for the Big Orange wrestling tournament in sports, also,
Mike Stevens chats with Dale Earnhardt,
and will this gentleman be the next head football coach at VMI?
Would you believe a blast of snow after this sunny day? Look for an inch or
two in the metro areas tonight.
The uncertainty is over for the family of a missing Pittsylvania County man
suffering from Alzheimers disease.
The body of 73- year old Henry Thomas Parrish was spotted from a helicopter
about a mile and a half from his residence.
Family members contacted the Sheriff's department around midnight after
Parrish apparently walked away from his Stony Mill residence.
IN Q=He may have
((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: HE MAY HAVE GOT DISORIENTED, TURNED
AROUND, YOU DON'T KNOW, AS COLD AS IT WAS LAST NIGHT, OUR FEELING WAS THAT HE
WAS DECEASED FROM HYPOTHERMIA, THEN AFTER THAT SIGHTING THIS MORNING, THEN
AFTER HE SURVIVED THAT, WE WERE REAL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FINDING HIM, AND FINDING
HIM ALIVE, RATHER THAN DECEASED. ))
SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=than deceased.
Plaster says Parrish's body will be examined to determine the exact cause of
Witnesses were apparently instrumental in helping Danville police nab the
man they believe shot and killed Archie Moore.
That was part of the evidence spelled out today in a preliminary hearing for
18- year old Percy Levar Walton.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=Commonwealth's attorney
SUPER=04-November 28; :08
SUPER=02-Bill Fuller/Danville Commonwealth's Atty.; :17
SUPER=01-Det. Thomas Merricks/Danville Police Dept.; :33
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
(( Commonwealth's attorney Bill Fuller took little time revealing the
evidence that lead police to Walton's home.
Investigators testified witnesses told police they saw Walton driving
Moore's car around the time the 33- year old was discovered dead in his Cabin
((VOICE OF BILL FULLER/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:PURSUANT TO THAT INFORMATION
COULD YOU TELL US WHETHER OR NOT YOU WENT OT THE DEFENDANT'S RESIDENCE. KENNETH
FITZGERALD/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.:YES, I DID. ))
OUT Q=yes, I did.
When investigators searched Walton's bedroom they found keys fitting Archie
Moore's apartment and car, as well as other evidence.
((DET.THOMAS MERRICKS/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.:INSIDE OF THE CIGARETTE CASE WERE
SOME CREDIT CARDS AND ONE SIDE OF IT WAS A POCKET DIPLOMA THE SIZE OF A CREDIT
CARD WITH THE NAME ARCHIE MOORE, JUNIOR ON IT. ))
OUT Q=on it.
When questioned, Walton apparently told police he didn't know "Archie
In court, his attorney tried to indicate the teenager may have been telling
the truth, perhaps he knew Moore by another name.
November was a stressful month for residents living in the Cabin Lake
Just days before Moore was killed, the bodies of an elderly couple were
discovered in a nearby apartment.
At this point, Walton is charged only with killing Archie Moore, but police
haven't discounted the possibility of a connection between the two cases.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court
Lisa Bailey will get to pitch her claim of sex discrimination to a Roanoke
The State Supreme Court today overturned Judge Cliff Weckstein.
He threw out the case against Scott-Gallaher.
Bailey says she was fired because the equipment rental firm considered her
unreliable once she had a child.
If that's true, Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Koontz says a jury might
reasonably believe "Scott Gallaher terminated Bailey solely because of her
status as a woman who is also a working mother."
SS=Virginia Supreme Court
He called it a "classic example of gender discrimination."
The vote was four to three in favor of sending the case back to Roanoke for
trial. The dissenting justices found nothing in Virginia law that prohibits
"pregnancy discrimination," pointing out "public policy should be declared by
the General Assembly, not four judges."
Governor Allen has either won an ideological victory, or ended months of
political folly, depending on who you listen to.
The Governor waited until lawmakers left town for the weekend to announce he
will now apply for federal Goals-2000 funds.
IN Q=I feel that
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I FEEL THAT VIRGINIA HAS A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF
PREVAILING...APPLICATION WILL SAY AS MUCH.))
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I CAN'T TRULY SPECULATE ON WHY...NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
THAT THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ARE ANY DIFFERENT.))
OUT Q=any different.
Allen says he now believes federal authorities will make good on a promise
to let Virginia spend the money on computers.
"Carry Me Back To Old Virginia" has withstood almost three decades of scorn
and derision from some sectors of the General Assembly.
But a new bi-partisan, bi-racial compromise may retire the official state
Ellen Qualls reviews the old refrain.
IN Q=Carry Me Back
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; 1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( NAT SOT
((CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY...))
Virginia prides itself on adherence to tradition.
((THAT'S WHERE THIS OLE DARKY'S HEART AM LONG TO GO.))
And even with lyrics referring to "this darky" and "Ole Massa," the racially
divisive state song is one tradition NO General Assembly has had the will to do
Montgomery County's Madison Marye tried to change the lyrics.
sot FRIDAY TAPE ONE 32:23
((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT WAS AN HONEST EFFORT ON MY PART TO DO SOMETHING THAT
WAS GOOD AND HEALING TO EVERYONE CONCERNED. AND UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS NOT
LOOKED UPON THAT WAY.))
Now a white Republican man from Lynchburg, and a black woman Democrat from
Portsmouth are joining forces to gracefully retire it as the "state song
sot FRIDAY TAPE ONE 34:39
((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/D-LYNCHBURG: WHEN I CAME BACK DOWN HERE AND HEARD SOME OF
THE MINORITY MEMBERS TALKING ABOUT WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HAVE TO SIT AND LISTEN TO
THAT SONG AND THE UNCOMFORTABLENESS THAT IT TAKES THEM THROUGH. YOU KNOW THE
STATE SONG SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE PROUDLY PLAY AT THE INAUGURATION OF A
NEW GOVERNOR AND THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE PROUD OF. IT SHOULDN'T BE SOMETHING
THAT DIVIDES US.))
Newman and Senator Louise Lucas would call for a commission to find a new
The effort gets a thumbs up the nation's only elected black governor.
sot 01:37:03 FRIDAY TAPE ONE
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: OH IT'S OKAY WITH ME BECAUSE THAT'S MEANS IT'S
GONE. IT'S A DIGNIFIED DEATH. MORE THAN ROUGH DEATH I HAD PLANNED IN 1970. I
HAD INTRODUCED A BILL IN 1970 SAYING THAT IT SHOULD BE REPEALED.))
Even with defenders, "Carry Me Back" is rarely sung in public anymore.
1997 may be the year for Virginia to change its tune AND its lyrics.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Residents of one Bedford County community look to revive their neighborhood
after a drug bust.
and for anyone who's ever been frustrated by long lines at the bank
drive-through, a story about a new way to pass the time.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=82-0.92''/plus 0.17''/0.92''/plus 0.17'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.59 foot/Down 1.12 feet;Lake levels
After years of waiting, Campbell County residents can finally dial 9-1-1 in
the event of an emergency.
The county's Enhanced-911 system is officially up and running after several
months of taking emergency calls on a trial basis.
E-911 allows dispatchers to instantly track down the location of an
emergency from the phone used to call it in.
IN Q=Now rather than
((MIKE MILNOR/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: NOW RATHER THAN HAVING TO REMEMBER A
SEVEN DIGIT NUMBER.. .. NEED TO RESPOND QUICKER.))
SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Public Safety Director; :00
OUT Q=to respond quicker.
Milnor reminds residents the 911 number is for emergencies ONLY, and all
other calls should be directed to the old sheriff's department number.
Governor Allen forced a top official at his Department of Environmental
Quality to step down today.
That's after the official put in writing a strategy to discredit the Joint
Legislative Audit and Review Commission -- and that memo was finally leaked to
SOT 10:14:14 FRED TAPE
IN Q=What has
((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO GENERATE THIS FURIOUS,
SURREPTITIOUS, AND MALICIOUS COUNTER-ATTACK?cut and pick back up at10:14:27I
SUGGEST THAT IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE FACT THAT IN ONE MORE REVIEW, ONE MORE
REPORT ON THE OPERATIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, THEY HAVE REPORTED TO US THE
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax;
OUT Q=the truth.
DEQ was roundly criticized for its pollution enforcement record in a
For years it's been known simply as "The Ridge".. a Bedford County
neighborhood notorious for crime and drug problems.
It was one of the locations caught up in Wednesday night's countywide drug
sweep.. but residents there say there's more to their community than what you
see on t-v.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=The images
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Wednesday Night; :00
SUPER=01-Lois Eggleston/Resident; :20
SUPER=01-John Eggleston/Resident; :46
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; 1:10
OUT Q=News7, Bedford COunty.
(( Images like this may be what most people remember about a neighborhood like
The Ridge near Moneta, but residents here will tell you the difference between
perception and reality is like night... and day.
IN Q=It makes me
((LOIS EGGLESTON/RESIDENT: IT MAKES ME FEEL RIGHT BAD.. BETTER HOMES AND
OUT Q=homes and things.
By daylight, the Ridge is a place where 800- thousand dollars in block
grants has literally changed the face of the neighborhood.
Two dozen homes have been rebuilt or refurbished, giving residents here a
sense of pride they'd never felt before.
They don't want the hoopla over drug raids here to overshadow what the
community has been able to accomplish.
IN Q=Some of the
((JOHN EGGLESTON/RESIDENT: SOME OF THE THING THAT HAVE BEEN PORTRAYED. BEST
FOR OUR COMMUNITY.))
OUT Q=for our community.
IN Q=While Wednesday
((While Wednesday night's raid may have seemed like just more bad publicity,
Sheriff Mike Brown says operations like that can also HELP a neighborhood like
the Ridge change its reputation.))
OUT Q=its reputation.
IN Q=The community
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THE COMMUNITY HAS GOT TO HELP US. ))
OUT Q=unfair to the community.
Even if it means more attention like this, residents say they'l continue to
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
Another record on Wall Street today.
The Dow gained 78 points, closing for the week at 67 hundred four.
NASDAQ was UP six points.
Nobody likes the long wait to make a transaction at the bank.
A pair of Southside banks have a new service they hope will make the time on
line a little more pleasant.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=Odds are
SUPER=01-Pat Galloway/Bank Customer; :07 (quick)
SUPER=01-Phyllis Karavatakis/Patrick Henry National Bank; :27
SUPER=01-Rosetta Jeffries/Patrick Henry National Bank; :58 (quick)
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
USE MARTINSVILLE COVER HERE LONG ENOUGH FOR SUPER
Odds are you don't like waiting on a long line to take care of your banking
business, especially if it's on your lunch break.
SOT 12:29:56 tape one
IN Q=Thirty minutes
((PAT GALLOWAY/BANK CUSTOMER: THIRTY MINUTES FOR LUNCH DOESN'T GIVE YOU MUCH
TIME TO SPEND IT IN THE DRIVE THROUGH WINDOW LINEUP.))
OUT Q=window lineup.
MORE MVLLE VIDEO
Two loosely affiliated banks may have discovered a way to keep customers'
interest while they're passing the time.
The Patrick Henry National Bank in Martinsville GO TO DANVILLE HERE LONG
ENOUGH FOR SUPER
and the People's National Bank in Danville have introduced something called
Newsline at their teller and drive up windows.
SOT Tape one 13:33:43
IN Q=At seven
((PHYLLIS KARAVATAKIS/PATRICK HENRY NATIONAL BANK: AT SEVEN O'CLOCK EVERY
MORNING IT IS DOWNLOADED WITH NEWS, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, INFORMATION, IT
CHANGES EVERY DAY.))
OUT Q=changes every day.
So far, it's a big hit.
SOT 13:11:27 tape one
IN Q=I think
((NACHOR STONE/BANK CUSTOMER: I THINK IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING. TELLS YOU
WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND.))
OUT Q=going on around.
SOT DANVILLE FEED 00:02:41
IN Q=I was watching
((CARLTON COX/CUSTOMER: I WAS WATCHING ABOUT THE SPORTS, ANNOUNCING A FOOTBALL
PLAYER FROM ALABAMA GOING IN THE DRAFT.
OUT Q=in the draft.
SOT 13:14:51 tape one
((JAMES HIGHTOWER/BANK CUSTOMER: KINDA HELPS PASS THE TIME AND KEEP THE
PRESSURE OFF OF YA.))
OUT Q=pressure off ya.
SOT tape one 13:06:52
IN Q=The bank's
((The bank's CEO learned about this service while he was at a convention. And
right now it's being tested in two branches.))
OUT Q=two branches.
SOT tape one 12:33:05 CAN COVER FIRST OR SECOND HALF OF THIS
IN Q=We noticed
((ROSETTA JEFFRIES/PATRICK HENRY NATIONAL BANK: WE NOTICED PEOPLE STANDING IN
LINE AND KINDA JUST NOT LOOKING AT US, AND I'M THINKING WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING
AT? AND THEY'RE FOCUSING ON OUR SIGN AND THEY'RE NOT NOTICING THEY HAVE TO
WAIT IN LINE.))
OUT Q=have to wait in line.
WHATEVER ELSE YOU WANT
If the banks continue to get good feedback, Newsline may soon be in close to
two dozen branches across Virginia and North Carolina.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
The latest on VMI's football coaching vacancy, wrestling gets under way at
Byrd in the Big Orange,
and Dale Earnhardt is the focuss of today's NASCAR Media Tour. More from the
man in black in a few.
According to sources close to North Carloina State's football coaches;
Wolfpack offensive coordinator Ted Cain was in Lexington yesterday, on, what he
called a "fact finding mission ", trying to decide whether or not he and VMI
would be a good fit.
Donnie Ross and Chip Garber are alsocandidates for the vavant VMI head coaching
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC; :00
Cain has been N.C. State's offensive coordinator for the past 11 years. He
has a military back ground, spending two years in the U.S. Army corp of
N.C. State's offense was 4th in scoring in the ACC this past season, the team
was 3 and 8 overall and, tied for 6th in the conference.
Over in Vinton this evening, Some of the best high school wrestlers in the
area are competing in the 21-st Big Orange Wrestling Tournament.
Before the the weekend is over 200 wrestlers from 15 different schools will
battle for individual and team honors.
Radford finished third in the state last year but this is the first time
the Bobcats have competed in the Big Orange.
IN Q="We've had...
((TONY DEHART/RADFORD WRESTLING COACH:
SUPER=01-Tony DeHart/Radford Wrestling Coach; :00
OUT Q=..........this tournament."
The NASCAR Media Tour continues tonight in Welcome, North Carolina.
where Mike Stevens and Photographer Lynn Eller caught up with the Man in Black.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Welcome, NC; :08
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/7 Time Winston Cup Champion; :20
SUPER=01-Larry McReynolds/Earnhardt's Crew Chief; :39
SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Earnhardt's Car Owner; :58
SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/Lowes Chevrolet Driver; 1:18
SUPER=01-Jay Sauter/Goodwrench Truck Driver; 1:43
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
Virginia Tech routed William and Mary 71-46.
The Hokies used a strong defense and some fine shooting from three point
range to put the Indians away.
Tech led by 11 at the half and the hokies hit 9 three pointers with David
Jackson coming off the bench to hit 5 of the 9.
Tech is 6 and 6 on season and the Hokies have a big Atlantic 10 game this
weekend at Massachusetts.
IN Q="That's a huge
((DAVID JACKSON/VIRGINIA TECH FORWARD: ))
SUPER=01-David Jackson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=330-Winter Wx Advisory/Light Snow Early/22-24/Partly Sunny/Wind
SUPER=331-Winter Wx Advisory/Snow Total 1-2''/24-26/Partly Sunny/Windy &
SUPER=332-Winter Wx Advisory/Snow Total 2-4''/15-19/Variable Clouds/Snow
SUPER=333-Light Snow/Showers/18-20/Partly Cloudy/Flurries Likely/24-28;
SUPER=334-Winter Wx Advisory/Blowing Snow/14-18/Mostly Cloudy/Snow