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ADMITTING IT WAS A DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING TIME, THE FIRST FEMALE CADETS
AT THE CITADEL COMPLETE THEIR FIRST YEAR AT THE MILITARY COLLEGE.
A HENRY COUNTY MAN IS MURDERED AND HIS BROTHER ATTACKED INSIDE THEIR HENRY
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It's Friday May 23rd, our Top Story
A Marine helicopter crashes near Dallas-- killing everyone on board...
Good Evening, You're watching News- 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Scott Prince filling in for Connie Stevens.
Police in Texas say the military chopper... an A- H- 1 Cobra... went down
around 7:30 this evening.
The helicopter seats two... but there's no word yet on whether there was a
passenger on board with the pilot.
Officials do confirm however, that no one survived the crash.
The aircraft went down near a school in the Dallas suburb of Hutchins.
An elderly Henry County man knocked to the floor by two men who forced their
way into his house says he pretended to be dead for fear he'd be shot.
72- year old John Craig remembers lying on the floor as the men made their
way through his house last night.
Craig's 67- year old brother, Governor, was also in the house.
He was found shot to death in a bedroom.
IN Q=Seems like
((SEEMS LIKE THE TWO OF YOU GOT ALONG REAL WELL?
JOHN CRAIG/VICTIM'S BROTHER:OH, YEAH, WE DID, WE DID, NO ARGUMENTS, NOTHING
LIKE THAT, I MISS HIM, DON'T KNOW IF I'LL STAY HERE OR NOT, IF THEY LET ME, OR
MOVE OUT, MOVE ON WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER.
JOHN WARREN:IT'S A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, ALWAYS BEEN QUIET, LIKE I SAY, THIS IS
THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED. ))
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SUPER=07-John Warren; :18
OUT Q=ever happened.
Sheriff's investigators say they're making progress but have NOT made an
They believe robbery may have been the motive, although nothing was taken.
IN Q=It's been
((NANCY MACE/CITADEL CADET: IT'S BEEN LIFTED OFF OUR SHOULDERS FOR RIGHT NOW
UNTIL AUGUST WHEN WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. ))
SUPER=01-Nancy Mace/Citadel Cadet;
OUT Q=back to school
The two remaining female cadets have positive things to say about the
Nancy Mace and (PEH-trah) (Luhv-TIN-skah) Petra Lovetinska addressed
reporters in Charleston this afternoon.
They said they never thought of leaving school...despite the rigors of their
studies, training and some minor incidents of sexual harrassment.
IN Q=I had one
((PETRA LOVETINSKA/CITADEL CADET: I HAD ONE WHICH INCLUDED BOTH SEXUAL
HARRASSMENT AND FRATERNIZATION. A SENIOR WAS ASKING ME OUT AGAINST SCHOOL
REGULATIONS SO HE ENDED UP WALKING 60 TOURS ON THE QUAD.
QUESTION: JUST FOR ASKING YOU OUT?
SUPER=01-Petra Lovetinska/Citadel Cadet;
The duo said they would recommend the school to other females... saying
there's a lot to be gained from the Citadel experience.
Two other women cadets left the South Carolina military school after their
first semester... charging they were the victims of severe harrassment.
A Salem minister faces child molestation charges.
32- year- old Matthew Todd Atkins is accused of taking indecent liberties
with a 15- year- old girl.
The teen was a foreign exchange student.
She had been LIVING with Atkins in his Roanoke County home for the past 5
A former state delegate has pleaded guilty to nine counts of contributing to
the delinquency of a minor.
John Brown was given a five year suspended sentence.
Brown is an athletic director- He's agreed to resign his job at Virginia
As part of his plea agreement, a felony charge of attempted forcible sodomy
was reduced to the misdemeanor delinquency charge.
Prosecutors claim Brown invited young boys to his home to play basketball.
They say the games involved alcohol and partial stripping.
Brown refused to comment after the hearing.
Last weekend, Brown was shot in the shoulder at his home.
Police are investigating whether there's any connection between that
shooting and the court case.
A high speed chase through two counties ended in a wreck and an arrest.
Christiansburg Police stopped 29-year-old Donald Wayne Sowers, Junior, of
Salem, after finding the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department had issued a
warrant for his arrest.
Sowers fled in his car.
Police say he then led them on a high speed chase from Christiansburg to
The pursuit ended when Sowers apparently lost control and hit a police
Sowers already faced abduction and sexual battery charges in Montgomery
He's now facing charges in Roanoke County, for assaulting an officer and
(toss to ROBIN REED)
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Many people keeping an eye to the sky this Memorial Day Weekend...
This is a big weekend for several festivals and events--
Still to come on NEWS-7 Primetime...the Festival of the James is no more--
instead the Fair by the James is already going at full tilt...the story when we
go to break
The opening of the summer travel season is underway--
Traditionally it begins on Memorial Day weekend.
Triple-A of Virginia says expect a record number of motorists on the
The American Automobile Association estimates 30-point-eight million people
are expected to travel 100 miles or more from home.
That's a half-million more than last year.
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A spokesman says the cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped
dramatically from last year.
It's down almost nine cents to one dollar and 16-cents.
Almost one in six Virginia adults has a physical disability of one kind or
But a new guide from the Virginia Tourism Corporation shows everything from
door widths to trail accessibility for tourist sites around the state.
IN Q=And our
((MARTHA STEGER/VA. TOURISM CORP.: AND OUR GUIDE IS ALSO VERY USER FRIENDLY
FOR PEOPLE WITH MORE THAN JUST MOTOR DISABILITIES. IT'S IN VERY LARGE TYPE,
FREE OF DISTRACTING GRAPHICS FOR PEOPLE WITH SIGHT IMPAIRMENTS. SO THERE ARE A
LOT OF FRIENDLY ASPECTS ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Martha Steger/Va. Tourism Corp.;
OUT Q=about it.
NOT everyone's happy with this new guide though.
The Americans With Disabilities Act includes asthma and smoke allergies on
its list of protected disabilities.
But Virginia only puts smoke-free designations in the hotel section of its
GRAPHIC=FEST. IN PARK
A number of people thought Roanoke's annual Festival In The Park was
cancelled after a broadcast on J-93-F-M yesterday.
Of course the festival IS going on as planned.
This latest incident marks at least the second time in the past few months
radio listeners in our area have been fooled by something described as "radio
And it's a trend that appears to be on the rise around here.
SOT RADIO ONE 14:38:46
IN Q=We're in a
((JOE CONWAY/WROV GENERAL MANAGER: WE'RE IN A PERIOD OF WHERE JUST AS YOU GUYS
CAME OUT OF, OF RATING PERIOD TIME. AND GETTING ATTENTION FOR A RADIO STATION
WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEND MONEY IS THE BEST KIND OF ATTENTION YOU CAN GENERATE.))
SUPER=01-Joe Conway/WROV General Manager;
You may recall back on April Fools Day WROV staged a mock audition for the
movie "Bull Durham Two".
But not everyone in the radio industry sees it the same way.
SOT 11:23:00 RADIO 1
IN Q=In radio we have
((HERM REVIS/EXEC. VP WSLC-WSLQ-WXLK; ))
SUPER=01-Herm Reavis/Exec. VP WSLC-WSLQ-WXLK; :40
OUT Q=losing listeners.
WROV's general manager says expect more stunts in the future, as competition
increases, and ideas from other markets are brought to the area.
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The weather cooperated tonight-- for the beginning of Roanoke's 28th annual
Festival in the Park.
Several thousand people took in the Diamond Rio concert at Victory Stadium.
The popular country group has a string of 17- commercial hits...
IN Q=we took
SUPER=01-Marty Roe/Diamond Rio;
OUT Q=this kind of weather.
Festival continues through next weekend with activities throughout the
In Lynchburg, a one day festival has transformed into a five day "affair."
Thousands are expected for Fair by the James as Lynchburg tries to breathe
some life into its riverfront.
It's Virginia's first regional state fair, operated by the same folks who
run the State Fair of Virginia in Richmond each fall.
IN Q=WE DEVELOPED
((OTIS BROWN/ATLANTIC RURAL EXPO PRESIDENT; WE DEVELOPED THE CONCEPT THAT FOR
THOSE WHO COULDN'T COME TO THE STATE FAIR, WE'D TAKE THE STATE FAIR TO THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Otis Brown/Atlantic Rural Expo President;
OUT Q=FAIR TO THEM
Organizers are watching the weather forecast...Not so much for sunshine, but
Last night's fireworks set off brushfires in neighboring Madison Heights.
Forestry officials told event organizers no more fireworks until rain
dampens the ground.
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Tonight on Primetime Sports- the Crestar Festival Classic Soccer Tournament
kicks off tomorrow-- Roy has a preview of this huge event.
But first on Health Check-- protecting your skin at an early age. Doctors
say skin cancer thrives on exposure to the sun over the course of a lifetime.
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While Country music was being played at Victory stadium tonight, just down
the street, an art form from a completely different country was on display.
Inside the Mount Olive Grill and Bar, Middle eastern dancer (SAM-rah)
"Samra" entertains people with authentic belly dancing.
IN Q=a lot
((SAMRA/MIDDLE EASTERN DANCER: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SEEING BELLY DANCING FOR
THE FIRST TIME, AND THEY BEGIN TO LEARN , AND I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Samra/Middle Eastern Dancer;
OUT Q=ABOUT THAT
The restaurant owner is pleased too. He says Samra is helping him get more
IN Q=this is not
((SAMIER TANIB/RESTAURANT OWNER: THIS IS NOT A LIE, THIS IS THE TRUTH. I'VE
SEEN BELLY DANCERS, SHE IS VERY VERY GOOD. SHE KNOWS HOW TO MOVE, WHEN TO
MOVER, AND ALL THE GOOD MOVES, SHE KNOWS HOW TO DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Samier Tanib/Restaurant Owner;
OUT Q=to do it
Samra says she does belly dancing correctly-- and it's not as risque as
If it was, she wouldn't be able to keep her day job as a Spanish teacher at
Galax High School.
In fact, some of her students have even seen her perform.
IN Q=I'M VERY STRICT
((SAMRA: I'M VERY STRICT IN THE CLASSROOM, SO THEY SEE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
SIDE OF ME. THE NEXT DAY I GO BACK, THEY LOOK AT ME A LITTLE DIFFERENT. THEY
KNOW I'M HUMAN AND HAVE EMOTIONS AND ANOTHER SIDE OF LIFE TOO.))
OUT Q=OF LIFE TOO.
Samra dances at the Mt. Olive restaurant every Friday and Saturday nights.
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This weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer for many people.
And with some sunny weather forecasted, for some sunburns will be a lasting
Beaches and pools aren't the only places where you should be concered about
protecting your skin.
Research shows developing skin cancer usually depends upon total lifetime
Doctors say all skin is sensitive to the sun.
Most everyone with skin cancer can recall at least one time in their life
when they had a really severe sunburn.
Sun damaged skin looks wrinkled, develops brown spots or gets leathery.
From there, small scaly pre-cancerous bumps may develop.
If they aren't recognized and treated, they can evolve into full blown
Dermatologists warn not to be fooled into thinking that putting on a t-shirt
is enough to protect you.
((A TYPICAL COTTON T-SHIRT HAS BEEN STUDIED TO RAVE AN ESTIMATED SPF OF ABOUT
IF YOU'RE IN THE BRIGHT SUNLIGHT ALL DAY YOU'RE GOING TO GET HARMFUL EFFECTS
OF THE SUN THROUGH THE T-SHIRT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Eileen Lambroza/Dermatologist;
OUT Q=through the t-shirt.
In Australia, the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, has a public
education program that encourages children to practice what's called slip,
Slip on a tee-shirt, slap on a hat, slop on sun screen.
Free sun screen is available at most public beaches.
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Close to TWO dozen mountain climbers have accomplished the loftiest of
Tonight's video pick comes from (nuh-PAUL) Nepal... high atop Mount Everest.
The 29- thousand foot mountain has claimed 7 lives in just over a month...
But that wasn't enough to stop 22 folks from successfully completing their
Among the climbers was Tashi Tenzing... the grandson of one of the first men
to make the trip up the world's highest mountain.
Despite, the large number of people on top, it was not a record.
THAT was set 5 years ago, when 32 climbers made it to the top.
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Coming up on PrimeTime sports tonight, The Crestar Soccer Festival Classic
begins this weekend and the Division Three World Series starts tomorrow at
Salem Memorial Stadium tomorrow morning.
But first, The National Hockey League has hit Marc Crawford with a
10-thousand dollar fine for his part in a fight during the third period of
Thursday's loss to Detroit.
The colorado Avalanche coach attempted to get to the Detroit Bench
following a series of fights and Penalty minutes.
Now, here are tonight's scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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GRAPHIC=High School Soccer
Over at William Byrd high tonight, Jefferson Forest and Blacksburg hooked
up in the Region Three Soccer championship.
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A big crowd out tonight for the soccer showdown.
The Indians fell behind one to nothing but Randy Cross closed the the door
on the Cavaliers holding them to only that one goal.
Blacksburg then rallied taking the lead in the first half and then Brian
SUPER=34-Blacksburg/3/Jefferson Forest/1/;Isenbach would score the final goal
of the game as the Indians win the regional title 3 to 1.
The Crestar Festival Soccer Tournament invades the valley this weekend for
two days of competition.
Steve Mason spent part of the afternoon with tournament officials and
workers as they made final preparations. Steve
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SUPER=01-Lang Wedemeyer/Crestar Tournament Coach; :12
SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Roanoke Valley Soccer Director; :30
SUPER=01-Dean Jones/Tournament Director; :46
OUT Q=...back to you"
GRAPHIC=NCAA division three
The NCAA Division III Baseball tournament begins at 10am tomorrow at Salem
Memorial Baseball Stadium as eight teams begin their quest for a national
Bridgewater State College out of Massachusetts is the only team in this
years field to have played in the tournament last season.
IN Q=Last year
((RICK SMITH/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rick Smith/Bridgewater Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...be fine"
Cortland, like the wrest of the field, has traveled a great distance to
compete in the double elimination tournament.
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Tournament Director; :00
OUT Q=...this weekend"
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime tonight-- for more news in 30- minutes,
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see on NEWS-7 at 11 over on WDBJ-7.
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SUPER=76-Pop Tart Fire?
Could the icing on Pop-Tarts be flammable and responsible for a fire that
destroyed a New Jersey home.
SUPER=77-OK City Bombing Trial
Jurors in the Oklahoma City bombing trial are now free for a three-day
Memorial Day weekend.
But earlier today, attorneys for Timothy McVeigh kept up a speedy pace for
the defense case.
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Primetime, Have a nice weekend, goodnight.
Jean Jadhon will be along over on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7