Coming up next on News 7 at Six... A Virginia senator vows to fight the kind
of hazing videotaped at a North Carolina marine base.
And we'll update the on-going effort to rebuild the black community.
In sports, Roanoke College was back in action this afternoon the Lady
Maroons have won 13 straight.
And Virginia Tech ups its record to 500 in the Atlantic 10.
A Springlike day today-- Temperatures will be just a tad cooler tomorrow...
The forecast details ahead.
As military leaders attempt to determine the extent of hazing among the
troops, a Virginia Senator is denouncing it has sadistic and reprehensible.
Senator Chuck Robb says there's no room in the Marines for this kind of
We warn you this video he's referring to is graphic-
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Videos made in 19-91 and '93 at Camp Lejeune North Carolina showed Marines
grimacing and bleeding as their comrades beat airborne pins into their chests.
The pins are awarded after a Marine has made ten parachute jumps.
Robb retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in '91 after 34 years of service.
The senator, who's a member of the Armed Services Committee, viewed the
entire tape in his office yesterday.
He says he plans to follow the investigation to its conclusion.
Virginia won't get a new state song this year.
A House of Delegates committee today tabled a proposal to replace "Carry Me
Back to Old Virginia" with "Virginia" as the official state song.
"Virginia" was written by country singer and sausage king Jimmy Dean and his
Another bill approved by the Senate and sent to the House would make "Carry
Me Back" state song emeritus and direct a study committee to come up with a new
The current state song is rarely sung in public because of lyrics many
consider racially offensive.
The number of marchers didn't stop organizers of the second annual Thousand
Man March from being optimistic about the future.
About 100 men and women walked down Roanoke's streets to set a positive
Organizers told the crowd to reach out and have a positive impact on at
least 10 other people.
They say this will help restore the next generation of black men.
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((HAROLD CANNADAY/THOUSAND MAN MARCH ORGANIZER: PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO
COME IN AND BE ABLE TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF THEIR TIME TO SET SOME POSITIVE
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Marchers walked from the Washington Park Swimming Pool to Lucy Addison
After the march organizers honored African-American Pioneers from the past
Pioneers such as Lucy Addison who helped establish the First Ward School For
Colored Children in 1886.
Organizers hope these programs will help build self-respect in the black
A Patrick County man was arrested and charged yesterday with the second
degree murder of a six month old child.
Sheriff's officials say rescue workers were called to the home of 28- year-
old- Kyle Michael Burnett on Wednesday night.
There- they found six month old Brandi Hubbard severely injured.
She was taken to Community Hospital where she later died.
Investigators brought charges against Burnett after determining the injuries
were consistent with the child being shaken or thrown.
Burnett was babysitting for Hubbard's mother.
He has been released from jail on a ten thousand dollar bond.
A grand jury will review the cases of two men charged with murdering a Smyth
Judges in separate courtrooms sent the cases of 23-year-old Harold David
Davis and 17-year-old Joshua Widener to the grand jury yesterday.
68- year- old Anna Anderson was found dead in her home last September.
An autopsy showed she had been raped, strangled and smothered.
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Citizens and government officials take a look at Roanoke's future.
and a local community group is rebuilding a black community one piece at a
Temperatures today were unseasonably warm for the middle of winter.
We should see more above average temperatures for the next several days, but
there is a chance of rain showers sneaking into the picture for next week.
But first, let's check out the highs and lows of the day...
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Citizens and Roanoke City officials looked to the future today.
About 80 people got together for the first of four visioning meetings.
The council has drafted a vision statement to help guide the city into the
This morning's meeting focused on the quality of life aspect of the
Residents say these meetings are the first step to a people-friendly
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((LULAR LUCKY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IF YOU'RE NOT PARTICIPATING IN IT YOU CAN NOT
SEE THAT CARING PART CAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW THE CITY CARES, BUT YOU HAVE TO
PARTICIPATE AND DO IT AS A COMMITTMENT.))
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The city's vision statement says Roanoke is striving to be a community of
excellence by providing outstanding educational, economic and cultural
The next workshop focuses on the economy.
That one is on February 11th at 7p-m in the Civic Center Exhibit Hall.
The R-B-C is rebuilding the black community one brick at a time.
The organization is embarking on a fundraising campaign so it can bring
needed social programs to the community.
Denise Allen has more.
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((Maurice Jones hangs out at the center operated by Rebuilding the Black
Here the R-B-C helps him with his home work.
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((MAURICE JONES: THEY GIVE ME STUFF THAT I DON'T WANT TO DO, BUT I DO IT, LIKE
READ BOOKS AND DOING MY HOMEWORK HERE. I THINK IT'S NICE TO DO STUFF HERE.))
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((TONY REED/RBC: THERE'S A STEADY FLOW OF YOUNGSTERS THAT COME THROUGH HERE
DAILY. THEY JUST COME HANGOUT.))
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In addition to offering a safe hangout, the R-B-C also offers health
But to offer these services and others they're attempting to raise
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((ANITA REED/RBC: SUCH AS TUTORIAL PROGRAMS, THE CRITICAL THINKING, KARATE,
CREATIVE DANCING. WE'VE GOT A CLOTHES CLOSET, FOOD BANK AND THEN THERE ARE
SOME LARGER ENDEAVORS WE'RE CONTEMPLATING ON DOING IN '97.))
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((DR. PINK WIMBISH/RBC: THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO SHOW HERE. THAT WE ALL
WANT TO COME TOGETHER TO REBUILD THE COMMUNITY. EVERYONE GIVING AS LITTLE OR
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND WHAT EVER THEY CAN AFFORD TO DO.))
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Members say they have a small, but very active core of adults who help keep
the center running.
And children like Maurice Jones are their inspiration.
Denise Allen News 7.))
February is Black History Month in this country-- a time for everyone to
stand up and recognize the accomplishments of African Americans.
But on tomorrow's edition of On Record, the panel discusses a need for year-
round celebration of black culture.
Scott Prince has a preview.
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((On the next edition of On- Record...
((E. PHILLIP MCGLASTON/ACTOR: FEAR BASED OUT OF IGNORANCE AND LACK OF TRUE
EXPOSURE TO EACH OTHER. ))
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Our panel be discussing the African American community, its heritage and
Black History Month.
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((EVA DARCEL WALTERS/HARRISON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE: FOR THERE TO
BE JUST ONE MONTH... THAT'S CRAZY. WE CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY EVERY DAY OF THE
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We'll also be debating timely topics... like Ebonics.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: THE IDEA OF TEACHING THIS DIALECT IN
THE CLASSROOM TO STUDENTS AND EXPOSING THE STUDENTS... I'M NOT DOWN WITH THAT.
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Make sure you join us for On Record-- Tomorrow morning at eleven, right here
on Your Hometown Station, WDBJ-7.))
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Stay with us,
If you thought Star Wars was good twenty years ago, you may want to check
out the new and improved version that opened in theaters yesterday.
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((TERRY STEVENS/PLUS COMICS: IT'S GOT EVERYTHING, EVERYBODY WANTS. IT'S GOT
THE SPECIAL EFFECTS PLUS THE STORY AND WHEN YOU GOT THE COMBINATION OF THE TWO
YOU JUST CAN'T GO WRONG.))
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The Star Wars Trilogy first hit movie theaters two decades ago.
Now, for the first time, a film has made its way back to the big screen
after being on video and television.
And the touched-up force of Star Wars is still with fans both old and new.
Jay Moore has the story.
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In 19-77, Star Wars hit theaters, and science fiction, special- effects-
movies haven't been the same since.
The original trilogy made more than a billion dollars at the box office.
And the force looks strong this time around for theaters as hundreds of
people stood in line opening night anxiously awaiting tickets.
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((MIKE MCGEE: THEY ADDED TO THE STORY. THERE WAS NOTHING THEY DIDN'T TAKE
AWAY FROM ANYTHING AND ADDED SOME HUMOR TO THE FILM AS WELL.))
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Retailers are also hoping to see a blast from the past since the three films
made more than three billion in merchandise the first time around.
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((TERRY STEVENS/PLUS COMICS: THEY'VE BEEN INCREDIBLY STRONG. THE ACTION
FIGURES HAVE BEEN THE HOTTEST SELLING ITEM. THEY VARY IN PRICES $5 UP TO $50
IN THE COLLECTOR'S MARKET.))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: WITH THE HELP OF TODAY'S STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY,
GEORGE LUCAS, THE FATHER OF STAR WARS WAS ABLE TO FULFIL HIS VISION FOR THE
TRILOGY...THE FILMS HAVE DIGITALLY REMASTERED SOUNDTRACKS, RESTORED PRINTS,
ENHANCED VISUAL EFFECTS AND A FEW NEW SURPRISES.))
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A scene between Han Solo and Jabba the Hut was cut from the original
movie...but added to this special edition...
In all there are more than 300 new and restored scenes and effects in the
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((SETH LEE/STAR WARS FAN: I THINK THE NEW EDITION WILL ADD A LOT TO PEOPLE
WHO'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE. ))
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Over the next month and a half the two other films in the trilogy will be
"The Empire Strikes Back" opens in theaters February 21st and "Return of the
Jedi" follows on March 7...
And what's after that...
A new trilogy starting in 19-99.
Jay Moore, News 7.
And coming up, The Lady Maroons of Roanoke are on a row Virginia Tech wins
in the Atlantic 10.
And the Virginia Cavaliers beat Florida State in Charlottesville this
The Virginia Cavaliers helped their cause in the A-C-C this afternoon with
a 73 to 60 conference win over Florida State.
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Jeff Jones and the Cavaliers trying to stay close in the conference.
Jamal Robinson takes the ball to the hoop and scores off the glass and the
Cavaliers took a 13 to 11 lead.
But the Seminoles would come back and take a two point lead with 7 minutes
left in the half on the James Collins basket.
Virginia pushed it outside Harold Deane hits the three pointer and the
Cavaliers led by six at the break.
Florida State hit a 16 to 2 run to open the second half and led 40 to 39
with less than 10 minutes left.
But Virginia answered the call Deane passes to Robinson inside for the hoop
and the Cavaliers led 44 to 43.
And Roanoke's Curtis Staples did SUPER=33-Virginia/73/Florida
State/60/;the rest from the three point line as the Cavaliers get the 73 to60
Virginia Tech rallied midway through the second half and the Hokies came
away with a 59 to 52 win over Dayton at the Cassell this afternoon.
Oliver Purnell and his flyers trying to break a four game losing streak.
But Tech's Keefe Mathews hits the jump hook and the hokies had a four point
10 to 6 lead.
Dayton's Josh Postorinio had the hot hand for the Flyers here he knocks
down the three pointer.
Troy Manns takes it to the hoop for the score but the Hokies trailed 29 to
20 at the half.
The Flyers added to that lead with a run to open the second half and led
37 to 26.
But Tech's Ace Custis upped his SUPER=33-Virginia
Tech/59/Dayton/52/;game in the second half and the Hokies pull out the 59 to
52 Atlantic 10 victory.
The Roanoke College Maroons lost their second ODAC game in a row this
afternoon. Hampden Sydney beating the Maroons 85 to 82 at the Bast Center.
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Maroon head coach Page Moir trying to find the right lineup to put on the
Roanoke came out on the run Nathan Hungate passes to Michael Ball for the
easy layup and the Maroons led by 7.
But the Tigers rallied hitting the boards hard this basket cut the Maroon
lead to three points.
The Maroons led by one when Hungate passes to John Maher who hits two of
his 16 points on the day.
Hampden-Sydney took the lead Loyal
SUPER=33-Hampden-Sydney/85/Roanoke/82/;Grimes hits the jumper to make it 83
to 80 with 25 seconds left and the Tigers get the upset 85 to 82.
The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College are working on another trip to the
N-C-A-A post season tournament.
Since losing its first game of the season the Maroons have reeled off 13
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SUPER=01-Suzanne Moore/Roanoke College Guard; :49
SUPER=01-Ashley McCallum/Roanoke College Forward; :57
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((The Lady Maroons are right on schedule in reaching the goals they set when
the season ended last year.
And Roanoke is playing at the top of its game halfway through the regular
((SUSAN DUNAGAN/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
((Senior leadership has also been a key.
Amy Athey, Suzanne Moore and Ashley McCallum have accounted for 47 per cent
of the teams scoring.
But its been a team effort that's allowed the Lady Maroons to remain the
team to beat in the ODAC.))
((SUZANNE MOORE/ROANOKE GUARD: ))
((ASHLEY McCALLUM/ROANOKE FORWARD: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
N.C. State broke its 15 game A-C-C regular season losing streak beating
11-th ranked clemson 58 to 54.
And Wake Forest beats Maryland 74 to 69.
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In the N-B-a the Pistons made a trip to East Rutherford for a game with the
And Detroit's Grant Hill put on a show with his fourth Triple double.
Hill had 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in the Pistons 90 to 75 win over
We are just about at the halfway point of winter-- so snow lovers can hold
out hope for a big snowstorm while Sun-worshipers can rest assured spring is
just around the corner.
Here's Patrick Evans with The February Almanac.
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