Coming up next on News 7 at 6, a manhunt is underway in Montgomery County
for a kidnapping suspect.
And things get ugly in the last hours of Virginia's General Assembly
In sports, second ranked Wake Forest beats Virginia in Charlottesville this
And Mark Martin takes a trip to victory lane winning the Busch race at the
After a week of springlike weather-- winter is fighting back.
Strong winds this afternoon signal a cool down ahead.
State Police officers are conducting an aerial search in Montgomery County
tonight, trying to find a man charged with abducting a woman in Montgomery
A state police helicopter and several ground crews are involved in the
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Denise Allen joins us now from Montgomery County with the latest.
Denise tell us what's going on.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :15
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :27
SUPER=01-Betty Hickson/Robert's Mother; :55
OUT Q=the police are. (bite)
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Race, politics, and a personal grudge have ground Virginia's General
Assembly down to an ugly impasse.
Ellen Qualls has what was to be the final hours of a productive legislative
IN Q=The 11th hour
SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax; 1:50
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( The 11th hour of the fight over picking a new justice to the Virginia
Supreme Court had already stretched into the second day.
And what a dark day it was.
With a 3pm deadline -- Republican Senators nominated Norfolk Southern
attorney and former Roanoker Wiley Mitchell to the high court.
But the Democrats in the Senate walked out until two minutes before the
VO AT SATURDAY 02:14:32
Montgomery County Democrat Madison Marye told us his arms had been twisted
so far by fellow Democrats, they were hanging limp by side.
But he voted for the former moderate Republican Senator -- one of four
Democrats to help make Mitchell the Senate's choice.
Bad news for House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell of Roanoke County.
Cranwell's faced Mitchell over 200 times in his private law practice --
suing Norfolk Southern on behalf of injured workers.
sot SATURDAY ONE 02:52;29
((SEN. BO TRUMBO: AND I DON'T BELIEVE EVEN DELEGATE CRANWELL COULD DENY WILEY
MITCHELL'S ABILITIES IN THE COURTROOM. THEY'VE FACED EACH OTHER NUMEROUS
TIMES. IN FACT THAT MAY BE WHY HE'S KIND OF CONCERNED ABOUT HAVING HIM ON THE
COURT. BUT THAT'S MORE OF A PERSONAL MATTER, AND I DON'T THINK THAT SHOULD BE
INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSION.))
So Cranwell took to the floor of the House to remind Republicans how they'd
rejected a qualified African American woman -- Richmond Judge Margaret Spencer
-- as well as a diverse group of other nominees.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: DO YOU KNOW WHY THEY WERE ALL REJECTED? BECAUSE THEY
DIDN'T DRINK FROM THE VALUED CUP OF REPUBLICAN WATER. AND NOW YOU COME BACK
AND SAY-- NOW YOU COME BACK AND SAY--booing ensues. DEL. TOM MOSS: THIS HOUSE
WILL BE IN ORDER. WE'LL HAVE THE SERGEANT AT ARMS TAKE ACTION IF NOT THE
sot EARL TAPE 15:28:43
((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: DON'T DRAPE YOURSELVES IN THIS CLOAK OF SOMEHOW WE'RE
DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT AND SOMEHOW, YOU'RE DOING EVERYTHING ON PARTY POLITICS
BECAUSE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US KNOWS THE TRUTH.))
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN: BUT WHAT I AM APPALLED BY, DISGUSTED BY, AND SHOCKED BY
IS THIS RACIAL CARD BEING PLAYED.))
Governor George Allen may end up deciding the flap.
It's the last great battle of the 1997 session.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Leaders of the Bedford Chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P say they started the
journey to a brighter future today.
More than 150 members of the community marched down Main Street in Bedford
for the first annual "Thousand Man" march.
The day's events began with speeches by N-Double-A-C-P leaders and
government officials at the Bedford National Guard Armory.
Organizers say the focus of the march was on the individual.
IN Q=WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT
(( REV. I.L. WARD/BEDFORD NAACP PRESIDENT; WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE MANY
FAMILIES THAT HAVE ONLY ONE PARENT. WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT MEN WHO ARE
NEGLECTING THEIR RESPONSIBILITY. WE HOPE TO TURN SOME YOUNG MAN AROUND. IF WE
CAN TURN JUST ONE AROUND IT'S BEEN WORTH IT. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. I.L. Ward/Bedford NAACP President;
OUT Q=BEEN WORTH IT.
Reverend Ward says marches like this one are not just valuable as protests.
They also show that people are genuinely concerned about what's happening in
A Shawsville man who caught legionnaires disease last fall is suing the
Christiansburg Lowes store.
Health officials say a hot tub display in the store infected 20 people with
the disease, two of them died.
John Allen Kirk was one of the survivors.
He says Lowes should have know the hot tub display was unsafe.
He's suing the company for 750 thousand dollars.
A spokesperson for Lowes says the company doesn't comment on lawsuits.
Lowes no longer has hot tub displays at any of it's 390 stores.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six-- A Danville civil rights leader takes his
message of equality overseas.
And if you're under 27 and smoke, you'll want to stick around.
We'll tell you how a new federal law will make it tougher to buy tobacco
without an I-D.
MUSIC UP FULL
Starting at the end of this month, federal law is going to make it tougher
for some people to purchase tobacco products.
As of next Friday, sales clerks will be required to check a picture I-D for
anyone buying cigarettes or chewing tobacco under the age of 27.
Penalties will be in effect for failure to check an I-D... even if the
person is of legal age.
Harris Teeter employees have already started checking I-Ds.
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IN Q=We've not had
((TOM WEBSTER/HARRIS TEETER CO-MANAGER: WE'VE NOT HAD A LOT OF NEGATIVE
FEEDBACK ON THAT. QUITE FRANKLY, WE'VE HAD SOME GOOD FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS WHO
THINK IT'S A GOOD DEAL.))
SUPER=01-Tom Webster/Harris Teeter Co-Manager;
OUT Q=a good deal.
90 percent of all smokers started before the age of 21.
A local coalition chairperson says the new regulation will prevent
IN Q=What we're finding
((DEBBIE SAMS/ROANOKE ALIVE & WELL COALITION: WHAT WE'RE FINDING IS SOME
TEENAGERS WHO ARE UNDERAGE LOOK OLDER THAN THEY REALLY ARE. SO RETAILERS
HESITATE TO CARD THEM. I LIKE THE REGULATION BECAUSE IT PROTECTS MY CHILD,
YOUR CHILD AND THE COMMUNITY'S CHILDREN FROM STARTING TO SMOKE.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Sams/Roanoke Alive & Well Coalition;
OUT Q=start to smoke.
The F-D-A regulation doesn't stop there.
In August, a new provision will ban vending machines in areas accessible to
people under 18.
The AIDS epidemic is far from over, but new drugs are offering more hope for
patients who are fighting the disease.
The past year has brought some of the best news since the start of the
epidemic, with F- D- A approval of new drugs called Protease (PRO-tee-ace)
They are not a cure, but when used in combination with more established
drugs, they appear to suppress the AIDS virus.
And patients here in western Virginia are benefitting.
IN Q=And I've seen people
((DR. DOROTHY GARNER/INFECTIOUS DISEASES PHYSICIAN: AND I'VE SEEN PEOPLE GAIN
WEIGHT. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE HAVE LESS OF THE OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS THAT DEVELOP
DUE TO IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION THAT OCCURS BECAUSE OF THE HIV INFECTION AND I'VE
SEEN PEOPLE DEFINITELY HAVE BETTER OVERALL HEALTH BECAUSE OF THE CONTROL OF THE
HIV BY THE NEW DRUGS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Dorothy Garner/Infectious Diseases Physician;
OUT Q=by the new drugs.
Doctors still have questions about the long- term effectiveness of the new
But with better treatments available, experts say prompt testing is
IN Q=With all of these
((ROBERT MORROW/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VA.: WITH ALL THESE NEW DRUGS AND
TREATMENT OPTIONS WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF DRUGS THAT ARE NOW
AVAILABLE. MORE DRUGS ARE COMING OUT ALL OF THE TIME AND THE EARLIER A PERSON
KNOWS THEIR HIV STATUS, THE MORE TREATMENT OPTIONS THEY WILL HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/AIDS Council of Western Va.;
OUT Q=they will have.
To hear more about AIDS in western Virginia and the promise of these new
treatments, watch the public affairs program On Record, tomorrow morning at
A Danville civil rights leader is spreading his message of equality for all
The president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Danville
recently spoke to students at a military base in Germany.
The speech, which was videotaped, was in honor of African-American history
Keen spoke on a variety of topics, including his belief that fewer people
than ever are living the American dream, especially African Americans.
IN Q=We need
((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/LOCAL SCLC PRESIDENT:WE NEED A WAKE UP CALL FROM THE
DREAM OF EQUALITY, THE DREAM THAT WE ARE GOING TO WALK HAND IN HAND TOGETHER,
YOU KNOW, DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING SAID THAT I HAVE A DREAM THAT BLACK AND
WHITE WILL JOIN HANDS TOGETHER THAT HAS NOT REALLY HAPPENED SO WE NEED TO WAKE
UP TO FULFILL THAT DREAM. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/Local SCLC President; :00
OUT Q=that dream.
Keen was given two pins for his efforts-- one from the military the other
from the Red Cross.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
There's more to come on News 7 at 6,
And you may expect to see high fashion in places like New York or Paris...
but tomorrow the fashion world comes to the Hotel Roanoke.
MUSIC UP FULL
Organizers say it's the equivalent of a broadway show.
Tomorrow, Hair Attitude Hair Salon is putting on a Fashion and Hair Show at
the Hotel Roanoke.
Greg Addison produces and coreographs the event every two years.
Local models and hair artists showcase the latest fashions during the show.
Then James Clay, a clothes designer for hollywood actors, choses the best
local models to wear his fashions.
A large part of the program includes dance numbers.
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IN Q=WE CALL THEM
((GREG ADDISON/PRODUCER: WE CALL THEM THE H.A. BABIES, THE HAIR ATTITUDES, THE
KIDS THAT COME HERE, THEY'RE GOING TO DO A MOTOWN REVIEW. WE HAVE GIRLS DRESS
LIKE THE SUPREMES, MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS. THEY'RE GOING TO BE LIP SYNCING
TO MUSIC. WE HAVE THE JACKSON FIVE. WE HAVE ALL AGES. OUR YOUNGEST MODEL IS
SIX AND OUR OLDEST MODEL IS IN HER SIXTIES.))
OUT Q=IN HER SIXTIES
The show is at the Hotel Roanoke tomorrow night at seven.
And coming up, Rick Mast makes the lineup for tomorrow's Goodwrench 400 at
the Rock. Roanoke advances in the ODAC tournament.
And Wake Forest sweeps U-V-A beating the Cavaliers on their home floor this
The Virginia Cavaliers took second ranked Wake Forest to the wire before
the Deacons pulled out the 66 to 60 win.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Demon Deacons; :
Jeff Jones watching the action from the coaches box.
With less than two minutes left in the first half Rick Peral gets the jam
and the Deacons led 30 to 27.
But Harold Deane rallied the Cavaliers on this play he drives through the
crowd and scores the layup the game was tied at 31 to 31 at the half.
Wake led by four to start the second half but Courtney Alexander's jumper
made it a 44 to 42 Deacon lead.
The Deacons answered when Steve Goolsby took it outside for the three
pointer Wake took the lead 47 to 42.
Wake Forest maintained that five point lead until Deane makes the steal
SUPER=33-Wake Forest/66/Virginia/60/;and scores the layup cutting the lead to
two but the Deacons hold on to win it 66 to 60.
Roanoke college has advanced to the Semi-finals of the ODAC tournament.
This afternoon at the Salem Civic Center the Maroons beat Eastern Mennonite 88
SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Eastern Mennonite; :
Maroon head coach Page Moir setting up a play during a time out.
But Eastern Mennonite's Troy Gerber pulls up and hits the short jumper but
the Royals trailed 65 to 50.
Roanoke comes back and attacks the basket Jason Bishop taking it to the
hoop and knocking it in off the glass roanoke led 69 to 51.
The Maroons padded that lead in the SUPER=33-Roanoke/88/Eastern
Mennonite/63/;second half and Roanoke advances with the 88 to 63 win.
IN Q="We came out
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=.....OF IT."
SUPER=04-Hampden-Sydney vs Randolph-Macon; :
Hampden-Sydney and Randolph Macon squared off in the second game.
The Yellow Jackets take the early lead when Joe Goldin drives to the hoop
for the score.
The Tigers answered Chris Fox gets out on the wing and he pulls up and
nails the jumper.
The two teams battled throughout
SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/66/Hampden-Sydney/85/;the second half and
Hampden-Sydney gets the 85 to 66 victory and a shot at Roanoke tomorrow.
Last week at Daytona, Rick Mast and his new Butch Mock racing team failed to
qualify for the Daytona 500.
Well the crew as back at work yesterday preparing the Remington Arms Ford
for tomorrow's Goodwrench 400 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :
Its early in the racing season and Mast hasn't lost confidence in his new
That team was busy at Rockingham yesterday preparing the car for
IN Q="No Matter
((RICK MAST/REMINGTON ARMS FORD: ))
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Remington Arms Ford; :
OUT Q=.........look at it."
Mast didn't get enough out of the car to make the top 25 in qualifying.
But this afternoon he turned in a speed of 153 point 722 miles per hour
putting him in the 38-th starting position for tomorrow's race.
IN Q="The car..
OUT Q=.....be alright."
The fastest car on the track today was the Skittles Pontiac of Derrike
Cope. He turned in a speed of 154 point 422 miles per hour.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :
Dale Earnhardt, The defending Goodwrench 400 champion, had a strong run
today. His speed of 154 point 312 miles per hour puts him in the 27-th
For the rest of the field lets check the boards.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Derrike Cope/154.422/27. Dale Earnhardt//28. Ted Musgrave//29.
Hut Stricklin//30. Darrell Waltrip//;
SUPER=0107-31. Bobby Hillin//32. Ernie Irvan//33. Joe Nemechek//34. Dave
Marcis//35. Sterling Marlin//;
SUPER=0107-36. Greg Sacks//37. Dick Trickle//38. Rick Mast//39. Michael
Waltrip//40. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-41. Robby Gordon//42. Loy Allen//43. Bill Elliott//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.