A Roanoke restaurant shut down for fire hazards reopens to slower buisiness
And a Halifax County jury reccomends life in prison for Mark William Cole.
In sports, A big upset in the A-C-C Liberty loses in the championship game
of the Big South.
And tomorrow is Bill Fosters final game at the Cassell.
Record High temperatures in North Carolina today-- and that warm air is
headed our way.
Also-- powerful storms to our west and north.
The complete Forecast ahead.
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GRAPHIC=Chuck E Cheese's
Fire hazards cost Chuck-E Cheese's most of its weekend business.
The Roanoke County Fire Marshal closed down the restaurant last night
because he didn't feel it was safe for customers to eat there.
However, the business did re-open this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;
The fire marshal closed the Chuck-E Cheese's on Electric Road around 8-30
Construction crews started early this morning to put up dry-wall around the
restaurant's renovation project.
Fire officials say part of the ceiling was out, lighting and heat ducts were
hanging down by wiring and light bulbs were touching plastic.
The restaurant manager says they re-opened today after correcting several of
IN Q=WE LOST PROBABLY
((TAMMY HEDDINGS/CHUCK-E CHEESE MANAGER: WE LOST PROBABLY I SAY 50 TO 60
PERCENT OF OUR BUSINESS. WE'RE NO WHERE NEAR WHERE WE NORMALLY BE ON SATURDAY.
WE LOST QUITE A BIT.))
SUPER=01-Tammy Heddings/Chuck E Cheese's Manager;
OUT Q=QUITE A BIT
Heddings says the restaurant is back on its regular schedule.
She says the renovation project should be complete in four weeks.
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Managers at a Clifton Forge nursing home are playing the waiting game.
They'll have to wait until next week to find out if the home passed its
latest health department inspection.
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape;
Health department officials finished up their inspection of Shenandoah Manor
They spent three days at the home to see if it's in compliance with state
If it passes, the home could get re-certified for Medicaid funding.
In December, the home lost its funding because it failed inspection, forcing
some residents to move.
Deborah Petrine is with the home's management company- She met with health
Petrine says the home is border line for re-certification.
She won't know for sure until the health department releases its report
within the next 10 days.
A Bedford County man is dead after being trampled by a bull.
28- year- old Ronald E. Phillipe was riding a bull at Northwind Stables
stables last night when he fell off and was stepped on.
Phillipe initially refused treatment, but collapsed about 20 minutes later.
He died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
It's the second fatal incident in about a year at the stables.
In February of last year, an Augusta County man died after he was thrown
from a bull and pinned against a fence.
A jury took six hours to convict a Halifax County man of first degree murder
for killing his estranged wife.
The jury last night recommended life in prison for 37-year old Mark William
Cole's attorneys say he acted in the heat of the moment.
Cole was arrested last June for shooting and killing his wife Glenda,
outside the home they once shared.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Floyd County schools are breaking ground by breaking students in on the
And, a prominent local historian tries to uncover the real Stonewall Jackson
in a new book.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for TOMORROW in
As well as a severe thunderstorm WATCH throughout the Greenbrier Valley of
Keep in mind, a "watch" just means that conditions are ideal for flash
floods and thunderstorms to occur. It doesn't mean anything has happened
We'll take a look at the conditions that are causing the heavy rains to our
west, but first, let's see today's highs and lows....
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The author of "Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend" hopes
readers will finally know the MAN who was the Virginia war hero.
Dr. James Robertson spent the day signing copies of his latest book at the
Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington.
Robertson says he uncovered a lot of research that has never before been
He says this project took eight years but he's wanted to do it all his life.
Robertson says Jackson was a true American hero.
IN Q=HE WAS AN
((DR. JAMES ROBERTSON/AUTHOR: HE WAS AN ORPHAN IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
VIRGINIA. HE MADE IT ON HIS OWN THROUGH WEST POINT, BECAME A HERO IN THE
MEXICAN WAR. HE COMES TO VMI FOR 10 YEARS. THE VMI STORY I LIKEN TO GOODBYE
MR. CHIPS. AT FIRST THE STUDENTS MADE FUN OF HIM, THEN THEY COME TO LOVE HIM
AND OF COURSE IN JACKSON'S CASE MANY OF THEM WOULD DIE FOR HIM AFTER THE WAR
CAME. HE'S NOT VERY WELL KNOWN IN VIRGINIA UNTIL AFTER THE SHENANDOAH CAMPAIGN
THEN HE GOES INTO THE CIVIL WAR AND IMMEDIATELY GAINS FAME. AND ARGUABLY
BECOMES THE MOST FAMOUS GENERAL IN THE WORLD AND THEN HE DIES AT THE HEIGHT OF
HIS CAREER AND HEIGHT OF THE CONFEDERATE SUCCESS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Robertson, Jr./Author;
OUT Q=CONFEDERATE SUCCESS
Hollywood has already bought the movie rights to the book.
Robertson is a history professor at Virginia Tech.
The Floyd County School System is leading the way in technology.
It is one of the first systems in the state in which every classroom has
access to the internet.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=01-Linda Petrie/Floyd Co. School Instruction Dir.; :26
SUPER=01-Paul Foreman/Ambassador Enterprises Inc.; :47
SUPER=01-Jeremy Midkiff/Senior; 1:20
SUPER=01-Michael Lowe/Sophomore; 1:34
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IN Q=BOTH PEAKS
((BOTH PEAKS TO BE IN THE UPPER QUADRANT. THEN YOU DECREASE AND THE OTHER
QUADRANTS ARE DIAGONAL TO IT.))
OUT Q=DIAGONAL TO IT
This is a science classroom.
Before a book is opened, the computer is turned on, in fact most of the work
in this class is done on computers--even many of the experiments.
Every classroom in Floyd County has computers.
Elementary and high school students can surf the internet or even check the
library card catalog from their classroom.
IN Q=they also can
((LINDA PETRIE/FLOYD CO SCHOOLS INSTRUCTION DIRECTOR: THEY ALSO CAN GET CABLE
TELEVISION INTO EVERY CLASSROOM, SATELLITE DISHES, VCR'S, LASER PLAYERS
ANYTHING THAT'S OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.))
OUT Q=THERE RIGHT NOW
This provides teachers with many opportunities to reach their students--no
matter what the subject is, volcanoes for instance.
IN Q=THEY CAN COMBINE
((PAUL FOREMAN/AMBASSADOR ENTERPRISES: THEY CAN COMBINE VIEWING THOSE WITH
INTERNET ACCESS, PULL DOWN NASA SATELLITE IMAGES OF VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS AND
PERHAPS GET AN AUDIO TELECONFERENCE WITH SOMEONE DOING A VOLCANIC STUDY IN
HAWAII SO THEY'RE USING ALL THREE DISCIPLINES TO PULL THE REAL WORLD INTO THE
OUT Q=INTO THE CLASSROOM
This computer project started three years ago when the county decided to
wire the schools for computer as it renovated the buildings.
The local telephone company also provided a 200-thousand dollar grant to
help get the project in gear.
The students say the new resource helps level the playing field.
IN Q=I WON'T FEEL
((JEREMY MIDKIFF/SENIOR: I WON'T FEEL SO FAR BEHIND. I'LL HAVE ACCESS TO THE
SAME INFORMATION. I'LL BE ON THE SAME LEVEL AS THE OTHER STUDENTS. I'LL KNOW
THE SAME INFORMATION THEY KNOW. EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE COMING FROM MUCH LARGER
SCHOOLS WITH MORE MONEY TO GIVE THE STUDENTS.))
OUT Q=GIVE THE STUDENTS
IN Q=BEING IN A SMALL
((MICHAEL LOWE/SOPHOMORE: BEING IN A SMALL SCHOOL YOU HAVE A SMALL LIBRARY.
SO I THINK THE INTERNET AND THE NW RESOURCES WE HAVE EXPAND HOW BIG OUR LIBRARY
IS SO WE CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON ANYTHING.))
OUT Q=INFORMATION ON ANYTHING
Students say mostly they use the computers to do research and keep up with
Administrators say the new teaching device is making it easier to keep
students interested in class.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace is growing, thanks in part
to some recent high profile cases.
But many people, employees and employers still aren't clear on exactly what
sexual harassment is.
On the next edition of On Record, we'll ask attorney's exactly what is and
what isn't considered sexual harassment.
Something as simple as a magazine or a calender could cause trouble.
IN Q=magazines, calenders
((VICTOR CARDWELL/ATTORNEY; MAGAZINES, CALENDERS, RIGHT NOW THE SPORTS
ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION IS OUT, THAT IS A VERY INTERESTING THING, IT'S
SOLD IN A MAGAZINE STAND, IT'S NOT BEHIND A BROWN COVER, HOWEVER IF IT'S IN THE
WORKPLACE AND IT'S NOT APPROPRIATE TO BE THERE, THOSE KIND OF THINGS CAN LEND
TO A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT SITUATION.))
OUT Q=environment sitation
For more information about sexual harassment in the workplace, watch On
Record, tomorrow morning at 11.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, if you haven't had your fill of winter sports yet, you may
want to check out the slushy ski report.
and we'll see how the Y-W-C-A is helping women cash in on investment
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The Y-W-C-A is helping teach women how to play to win in the investment
The "Y-W" offers investment seminars three times a year.
The day long workshops help unravel the mystery surrounding making good
Virginia Allison says investing isn't just for the wealthy anymore.
She says more middle income Americans are putting their money into stocks.
Allison says women make good investors because they're aware of what's
selling in the marketplace.
IN Q=women are the
((VIRGINIA ALLISON/INVESTMENT BROKER: WOMEN ARE THE ONES WHO ARE SHOPPING.
THEY SEE WHAT PRODUCTS ARE USED SO THEY KNOW THE GOOD STOCKS TO BUY. THEY KNOW
WHAT THEY BUY AT THE GROCERY STORE AND MALLS THOSE TYPES OF PRODUCTS THAT ARE
BEING USED THEY KNOW WHAT THE GOOD COMPANIES ARE.))
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Allison says the interest in investing is on the upswing because of the
increase in companies offering investment packages such as 401-k's.
And coming up, Bill Foster is set for his final game at the Cassell
Liberty comes up short in the Big South Tournament.
And in the A-C-C this afternoon Florida State upsets fifth ranked Wake
Liberty's chance to dance in the NCAA's for the 2nd time in the 90's was
snuffed out by Charleston Southern today in the Big South championship in
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Buccaneers vs. Flames;
The Vines Center was rockn' before tipoff, and the Bucs would go at it
minus point guard Errol McPherson who blew out a knee 2 weeks ago.
The Flames spotted the visitors a 6 point lead, before Mark Reed stops and
pops on the break to knot the score.
Charleston Southern hung tough. Rolando Hourruitiner bombs away for 3. He
led all scorers with 24 points, but the Bucs trailed by 5 at the break.
Liberty took an 11 point lead after the break. Tourney MVP Peter Aluma
scores with the turnaround for 2 of his 17, Charleston went on a 20 to 4 run.
They start the break with a block. Brett Larrick misses the chippie, but
brother Adam is there for the put back. Charleston Southern outscores Liberty
35-14 to finish the game and wins its 2nd Big South tournament in 3 years, 64
to 54 to advance to the dance.
IN Q="I just thought...
((JEFF MEYER/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Meyer/Liberty Head Coach;
OUT Q=...stepped it up."
SUPER=04-Liberty vs UNC-Greensboro; :
The Lady Flames tried to do what the men could not against Greensboro.
UNC-G's Jennifer Lewis stays with it and scores the deuce.
Liberty came right back. Sara SUPER=33-Liberty/89/UNC-Greensboro/82/;
Wilkerson scores on the drive and Liberty wins the women's title 89 to 82.
The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College won another ODAC tournament title this
afternoon beating Guilford 71 to 62.
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Quakers; :
Roanoke head coach Susan Dunagan setting up a play during a timeout.
The Maroons come out Amy Athey, who scored 19 points, passes it to Carrie
McConnell for two of her 12 points.
The Lady Quakers made a game out of it Arden Miller scoring the jumper at
the free throw line.
Roanoke's Ashley McCallum takes SUPER=33-Roanoke/71/Guilford/62/;it to
the hoop and goes to the left hand for the score and Roanoke beats Guilford 71
IN Q="It's been
((AMY ATHEY/TOURNAMENT MVP: ))
SUPER=01-Amy Athey/Tournament MVP; :
OUT Q=.....more than ever."
A big upset in Tallahassee this afternoon as Florida State knocked off
fifth ranked Wake Forest.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/JP-RAYCOM SPORTS; :
Pat Kennedy and the Noles celebrating senior day.
Wake's Steve Goolsby fires one up from three point range but Wake Forest
trailed 27 to 21 late in the first half.
The Deacons got a three pointer from Tony Rutland to cut the lead at the
half to 31 to 28.
Wake tied it at 42 to 42 but this basket with five minutes left in the
game gave the Noles a 48 to 45 lead.
The Deacons were still in the game Jerry Braswell's three pointer with
over a minute left cut the lead to two.
But Florida State came right back SUPER=33-Florida State/59/Wake
Forest/55/;with a three pointer upping the lead to five and the Noles win it
59 to 55.
The Virginia Tech Hokies play their final home game of the season tomorrow
afternoon at Cassell Coliseum against Xavier.
The Atlantic 10 game also marks Bill Foster's final appearance as Tech's
coach in the Cassell.
Mike Stevens has a look back at his 6 year run.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-New York, NY/March 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/100 Wins At Virginia Tech; :27
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/December 31, 1995; :50
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
(( In his six seasons at the helm of the Hokies Bill Foster won 100 games and
put the program back in the NCAA tournament. But without a doubt his proudest
moment at Tech occurred in his least favorite city, New York.
In 1995 the Hokies won a school record 25 games and captured the NIT
championship with a one point overtime win over Marquette.
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
Foster's wife Linda was in the crowd in New York for that NIT win, and she
was in New Orleans as well, when Foster notched his 500th career victory
against Wright State on December 31st of 1995.
In fact, he credits her for much of his success in his 30 years as a head
Foster turns 61 on April Fools Day. If you want to want to wish him Happy
Birthday, you'll likely find him on the golf course. In Blacksburg Mike
Stevens News 7 Sports.))
Rain washed out Winston Cup Qualifying for the Pontiac Excitement 400 at
the Richmond International Speedway.
That puts Hendrick Motorsports teammates Terry Labonte and Jeff Gordon on
the front row.
Now, here's a look at the top 25.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Terry Labonte//2. Jeff Gordon//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Dale
Earnhardt//5. Mark Martin//;
SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Rudd//7. Rusty Wallace//8. Sterling Marlin//9. Bobby
Hamilton//10. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-11. Bobby Latonte//12. Ricky Craven//13. Jeff Burton//14. Michael
Waltrip//15. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-16. Ted Musgrave//17. Bill Elliot//18. Geoff Bodine//19. Morgan
Shepherd//20. Rick Mast//;
SUPER=0107-21. Steve Grissom//22. John Andretti//23. Johnny Benson//24. Robby
Gordon//25. Hut Stricklin//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Last month the groundhog told us spring was on its way...
And the rest of February was mild, and a little drier than average.
Will the same hold true for March?
If you want to play the averages, here are the numbers in the March
OUT Q=Ah....Spring (in font)
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