Coming up on NEWS 7:
An apology from Governor Allen.
An up-close look at some heavy hardware at V-M-I.
And the short-cut to historical correctness at Colonial Williamsburg.
Tonight on News 7 sports, Rusty wins the pole in qualifying at Bristol, the
Yankees and Mariners get afternoon wins,
And four time Masters champ Arnold Palmer bows out gracefully at the Masters
at the age of 67.
The weather picture goes from sunshine to rain tomorrow. But many areas
could use a shower. The forecast details and WeatherSchool are coming up.
He never intended to kill two-year old Carrie Mask. Frank Helvestine was
merely plotting to trash a woman's car, when he allegedly arranged to put a
pipe bomb in it.
The little girl got in the way, and now HE'll be tried for SECOND- degree
The 76-year old suspect won a procedural victory in court this morning.
Judge Dianne Strickland took out the word "arson" and amended the indictment
to read: second degree murder, instead of FIRST- degree.
IN Q=I'd feel a
((I'D FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER IF THE WHOLE THING WAS OUT OF THE WAY. BUT WE'LL
JUST GO WITH IT AS IT GOES. THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Frank Helvestine/Pipe Bomb Suspect
OUT Q=all you can do.
The case is set for trial in late July.
Helvestine admits he acquired parts for the bomb 22-years ago- -allegedly
upset by an inter-racial relationship.
Helvestine wasn't there when the bomb went off.
Steven Leftwich is going to jail for assault, but he says he'll sue the
police officers who sent him there.
Leftwich testified he was attacked by police during a traffic stop last
year, but a jury found him guilty of assaulting the officers.
Today he was sentenced to four months in jail.
Leftwich's attorney called it a victory, saying the initial charges against
his client could have brought up to a hundred years in prison.
IN Q=A year later
((HAROLD BARNES/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; A YEAR LATER OF COURSE A JURY THAT WAS
RELUCTANT TO CONVICT HIM AT ALL GAVE HIM JUST 30 DAYS ON EACH CHARGE. IF HE
WERE GUILTY IN THE TRUE SENSE OF THE WORD OF BEATING HALF OF THE POLICE
OFFICERS ON THE FORCE OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, THEN THE JURY WOULD NOT HAVE
GIVEN HIM 30 DAYS SO WE THINK WE HAVE A VICTORY HERE.))
SUPER=01-Harold Barnes/Defense Attorney;
OUT Q=a victory here
Leftwich says he will file a 10 million dollar lawsuit against the police
department for violating his civil rights.
The Governor say he's sorry if he offended anyone with Confederate Heritage
IN Q=So what we
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS ACTUALLY CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY
OF OUR VERY RICH HISTORY.))
OUT Q=rich history.
That's George Allen today celebrating diversity... after the national media
picked up on a call by black civil rights groups for him to step down.
IN Q=I would hate
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BUT FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE SINCERELY OFFENDED BY IT, THAT
WAS CLEARLY NOT MY INTENT. I WOULD HATE TO HAVE SOMETHING IN A DAY WHERE
YOU'RE PROCLAIMING A DAY OR A MONTH OR A WEEK FOR SOMETHING THAT'S PART OF OUR
HERITAGE OR PART OF OUR HISTORY-- IF SOMEONE DOESN'T CARE TO CELEBRATE IT, THEY
DON'T NEED TO. BUT I SURELY DON'T WANT TO UPSET ANYONE, CAUSE ANY
DIVISIVENESS, AND I WOULD APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE WHO SOMEHOW GETS THAT FEELING,
BECAUSE THAT CLEARLY WAS NOT THE INTENT.))
OUT Q=the intent.
Allen's proclamation urges Virginians to "respect the honorable sacrifices
of Confederate leaders, soldiers, and citizens to the cause of liberty."
It says the Confederacy is a source of pride and honor for millions of
It makes NO mention of slavery or the struggle of those who sought to
Former federal prosecutor Richard Cullen will finish Jim Gilmore's term as
Virginia's Attorney General.
Gilmore gave an emotional thank you to his staff today and an enthusiastic
welcome to Cullen.
Gilmore will step down to campaign full time for Governor in June.
Today, Governor Allen announced the appointment of Cullen to begin the
Cullen is a Republican and political ally of Allen and Gilmore.
Late last year, he dropped his own bid to run for attorney general.
The field of Republicans running for statewide office is now smaller by one.
Fauquier County Delegate Jay Katzen has pulled out of the race for the
Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
Katzen says he withdrew in the best interest of party unity.
Northern Virginia businessman Coleman Andrews and G-O-P treasurer John Hager
of Richmond are still running for the nomination.
Fire broke out in a Roanoke County plant this morning, but the quick work
of employees kept damage to a minimum.
Firefighters feared a major industrial fire when they were called to the
Ingersoll Rand plant around 10:45.
Despite a large amount of smoke, the flames were contained to a tempering
oven and its ductwork.
Fire officials say the company's fire brigade kept the blaze from getting
out of hand.
Employees were evacuated from the building, but no one was injured, and
they returned to the plant about an hour and a half later.
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Still to come on the newscast, a study says more than a thousand school
children in Lynchburg have developed lead poisoning,
and from Colonial Williamsburg, we'll tell you why the resort is telling its
employees to quit letting their hair down.
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More than 12- hundred children in Lynchburg have contracted lead poisoning,
and thousands more are at risk.
Those numbers come from a recent survey conducted by Lynchburg College.
It targeted more than 400 inner city homes, more than half of which have
problems with chipped and flaking lead- based paint.
Professor Tom Seaman says the results didn't surprise him.
IN Q=So now the
((DR. TOM SEAMAN/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE: SO NOW THE CHALLENGE IS TO GET INTO THOSE
HOMES, TO MEET THOSE FAMILIES AND WORK TOWARDS PREVENTION BEFORE IT'S TOO
SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Seaman/Lynchburg College; :00
OUT Q=it's too late.
That's where several neighborhood councils are stepping in.
They've developed lead poisoning awareness programs and are taking that
information into the at- risk homes.
IN Q=We're breaking that
((KARRIE WILSON/WHITE ROCK HILL NEIGHBORHOOD: WE'RE BREAKING THAT ICE, BECAUSE
WE CAN GO BACK TO THAT MOTHER AT ANY TIME AND WE HAVE PLANS TO GO BACK TO MANY
OF THEM, AND SHOW THEM HOW TO DEVELOP A LEAD- SAFETY PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Karrie Wilson/White Rock Hill Neighborhood; :00
OUT Q=lead safety program.
City council this week allotted 29- thousand dollars to develop lead
poisoning public awareness materials.
Most people don't know it, but today is an important day for working women
in the U.S.
It's today, three-and-a-half months into the new year when the average
woman's earnings equal what her male counter-part earned in the previous year.
The Y-W-C-A of Roanoke Valley is one of 45 partners across the country
hosting events for National Pay Inequity Awareness Day.
((SALLY GRAVELY/ROANOKE VALLEY YWCA: WOMEN ARE TYPICALLY, ACROSS THE UNITED
STATES PAID 71 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR, AND IT'S EVEN MORE INEQUITABLE FOR WOMEN OF
COLOR. THEY'RE PAID ABOUT 66 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR. SO TODAY IS THE DAY WHERE WE
SAY "WHERE IS MY 29 CENTS?" ))
SUPER=01-Sally Gravely/Roanoke Valley YWCA;
OUT Q=MY 29 CENTS
Gravely says on a national basis, the wage gap between men and women is
about nine thousand dollars a year.
Added up over a 30- year career, that's more than a quarter of a million
Pay Inequity Awareness Day is intended to empower women to turn up the heat
on their employers.
Colonial Williamsburg's having a bad hair day.
A new appearance standard for employees has them splitting hairs at
Virginia's only Mobil five-star resort.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=It's spring
SUPER=01-Jeff Palmar/Hotel Worker; :07
SUPER=01-Diana Smith/Maintenance Worker; :15
SUPER=01-Tim Andrews/Colonial Williamsburg; :26
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Williamsburg.
(( It's spring shearing time in Colonial Williamsburg.
But for those who believe there's NO such thing as baaaaaad publicity--
sot TAPE 2 00:21
((JEFF PALMAR/HOTEL MECHANIC: I JUST WENT IN AND TOLD 'EM TO GO AHEAD AND HACK
IT OFF. NO SAVING IT NOW.))
Men must wear their hair short.
SOT TAPE TWO 23:34:47
((DIANA SMITH/MAINTENANCE WORKER: WELL I BOUGHT MY NEW EARRINGS
...REBELLING...LONG EARRINGS FOR THE GUYS.))
SOT TAPE ONE 22:20:20
((TIM ANDREWS/COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: WE'RE A TOP-NOTCH... INCREASINGLY
DISCERNING TRAVELLING PUBLIC.))
After a short grace period, the standards take effect Monday.
The irony is that the historical interpreters are expected to have long
The horse is a natural.
The groom threw a little hair weave into his grooming.
For those that want to hide their mohawks and piercings...
nat sot 23:41:42
((HATS AND BASKETS...MIDDLE BOOTH.))
sot 23:52:40 STANDUP TAPE TWO
((THE HOTEL WORKERS...REALLY NO OUTCRY UNTIL THE NATIONAL UNION FOLKS IN DC
((DIANA SMITH/MAINTENANCE WORKER:YEAH. THEY WERE REALLY AGGRAVATED AT FIRST.
BUT NOW THAT WE'VE HAD MEETINGS ON TOP OF MEETINGS.))
SOT TAPE ONE 22:25:54
((TIM ANDREWS/COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: NEXT TIME MAYBE INSTEAD OF HAVING THE
NEWS MEDIA DESCEND ON US TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS... WHAT WE DO HERE.))
So if a shave is mandatory -- what's the deal with the shades?
sot TAPE TWO 23:36:01
((DIANA SMITH/MAINTENANCE WORKER:I BELIEVE IT'S OVERALL STANDARDS. SOCIETY
RELATES THAT. WHO WAS IT? TIMOTHY MCVEIGH? NICE CLEAN CUT GUY YOU KNOW?
THAT'S SOCIETY YOU KNOW, SOCIETY REALLY NEEDS TO GET OVER IT.))
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Williamsburg.
Inflation fears took the wind out of Wall Street's sails today.
The DOW dropped over 148 points to close for the week at 63-hundred-92.
That's a loss of 134 points for the week.
NASDAQ fell close to 29 points.
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An effort to clear old tires from Roanoke Valley neighborhoods got off to a
successful start this morning.
The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority is sponsoring Tire Amnesty Days.
Residents of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the town of Vinton may
dispose of up to 25 tires without charge.
And they were lining up early this morning.
IN Q=We're going to have
((DON CALDWELL/CITY ACTION TEAM: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT
AFFECTING NEIGHBORS, PEOPLE WHO HAVE TWO OR THREE TIRES IN A LOT BESIDE OF
THEM. THE CITY CAN'T DO IT ALL FOR THEM. WE'RE TRYING TO HELP TODAY, BUT
ULTIMATELY IT FALLS BACK ON THE INDIVIDUALS TO KEEP THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS
SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/City Action Team;
OUT Q=their own neighborhoods clear.
There are five drop- off sites in operation tomorrow from eight A-M to
They are located at the Roanoke Civic Center, Towers Shopping Center,
Crossroads Mall, Tanglewood Mall and the public works center in Vinton.
Students across the region had "tons" of fun at Virginia Military Institute
They got to sit front and center inside of this 52- thousand pound Marine
It's the largest chopper the United States has, and it was on display during
V-M-I's Marshall Day celebration.
Each branch of the military was represented at the annual event.
Most displayed vehicles and equipment, but the Army National Guard showed
off some of it's combat ATTIRE.
((TROY WILLIAMS/ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: DEPENDING ON WHAT KIND OF TERRAIN YOU'RE
IN, YOU CAN CHANGE IT-- PUT DIFFERENT COLORS IN IT AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF
VEGETATION. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Troy Williams/Army National Guard;
OUT Q=want to do
The day was sponsored by the George C. Marshall Foundation.
Coming up tonight in sports, a bad day at Augusta for the Great White Shark,
the Yankees get rocked in their home opener.
And Rusty is back in town as he wins the pole at Bristol.
Steve Mason checks in with qualifying results tonight in sports.
Rusty Wallace continued his mastery of the Bristol bowl today, by putting the
Miller Lite Ford on the pole for the Food City 500 on Sunday.
Steve Mason has more on today's qualifying from the Bristol Motor Speedway.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :00
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Food City 500 Pole Winner; :11
SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Qualified 35th; :43
SUPER=01-Bruton Smith/Bristol Motor Speedway Owner; 1:01
OUT Q=...WHO MADE IT."
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
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Kenny Wallace//5. Jeff Gordon//;
SUPER=0107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Hut Stricklin//8. Geoff Bodine//9. Steve
Grissom//10. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Burton//12. Brett Bodine//13. Bobby Labonte//14. Kyle
Petty//15. Robert Pressley//;
SUPER=0107-16. Ken Schrader//17. Terry Labonte//18. Bill Elliott//19. Dick
Trickle//20. Robby Gordon//;
SUPER=0107-21. Chad Little//22. Ricky Rudd//23. Mark Martin//24. Joe
Nemechek//25. Rick Mast//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The Victory Stadium Speedway is also open for business tonight for its second
Friday night of
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday; :00
action. Last Friday night a nice crowd turned out at the stadium for some
rammin and bammin.
Tonight fans can catch action in five divisions, including a 50 lap late
Model event. And a 25 classic car event.
The second round of the Masters is winding down at Augusta National, and
right now Tiger Woods and Colin Montgomery are leading the way with a number of
golfers still on the course.
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA; :00
Greg Norman is in serious danger of missing the cut after following up
yesterday's 77 with a two over par 74.
He had three bogeys down the stretch and finished at seven over for 36 holes.
And 67 year old Arnold Palmer, who is recovering from Prostate cancer
followed yesterday's 89 with an 87.
The four time Masters champ says he was embarrassed by his play.
The world champion New York Yankees finally played their home opener this
afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
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Don Mattingly helped manager Joe Torre hoist the Yanks championship banner
into the sky in pregame ceremonies.
And the Yankee Clipper Joe Dimaggio was also on hand.
He threw out the first pitch and threw a strike.
David Cone took a cue from Joe D, as he struck out the side in both the first
and 6th innings. He had 12 K's in 7 innings.
But Yankee reliever Mariano Rivera gave up this massive homer to mark McGwire
to deep center field as the A's beat the Yankees 3-to-1 in 12 innings.
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The long ball also did in the red Sox this afternoon.
Former Braves' ace Steve Avery get s sore neck in the third as Alex Rodriguez
hits this solo homer to lead the Ken Griffey-less Mariners to a 5-to-3 win over
the red Sox.
Steve Avery is now 0-and-1.
The New Orleans want heath Shuler but they aren't willing to give the
Redskins much in compensation for the restricted free agent.
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Last July; :00
The saints offered the Redskins their fifth round pick this year and also in
The Skins immediately turned the offer down saying they want the saints
number 3 pick this year, which will be the 62nd overall player.
To two sides plan to keep negotiating.
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