Another high school coach accused of shoving.
On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight, we'll tell you what they're saying about Paul
Bernard at Byrd.
We'll also show you a picture of the prototype haircut for female cadets at
In sports; we will take you to Dover for Winston Cup first round qualifying,
early highlights of the Region C softball championship to come,
and Pete Sampras is denied a chance at the only Grand Slam event that has
A high school basketball player is blowing the whistle on his head coach.
A warrant has been issued against William Byrd's Paul Bernard... last
season's coach of the year for the Blue Ridge District.
He's accused of shoving... and then verbally assaulting a member of his team
At this point, disciplinary action has not been taken against Bernard.
School officials say they'll wait for more facts to be revealed before
making any decisions.
((DR. JAMES GALLION/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AS WE
UNDERSTAND. AN INVESTIGATION IS ON- GOING. WE CERTAINLY PLAN TO INVESTIGATE TO
FIND OUT ALL OF THE INFORMATION AS ACCURATELY AS WE CAN THROUGH OUR
PROCEDURES... AND TAKE WHATEVER ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Gallion/Asst. Superintendent;
OUT Q=are required
Bernard could not be reached for comment... but he told authorities he's
And added that HE was the victim.
Bernard is the second high school athletic coach this month to be charged
with assaulting a student.
Salem High School soccer coach Walter Braine is accused of kicking a
teenager during gym class.
A doctor known for his efforts to bring accessible health care to Roanoke's
minority community has lost his job.
The Carilion Health System would not give a reason for dismissing LeGree
The news surprised patients at the Carilion Northwest Medical Center, which
he helped found.
Hallman also had 18 patients at Burrell Nursing Home next door.
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IN Q=As a
((THOMAS WALLER/HALLMAN PATIENT: AS A MEDICAL DOCTOR, HE WAS, I DIDN'T HAVE
ANY PROBLEMS WITH HIM. I MEAN HIS PERSONAL LIFE IS HIS PERSONAL LIFE. I
DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH HIS PERSONAL LIFE. AS LONG AS IT ISN'T
INTERFERING WITH HIS JOB, AND I DON'T THINK IT WAS.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Waller/Hallman Patient;
OUT Q=it was.
Hallman was treated for alcohol and drug abuse in late 1993.
A year later he plead no contest to charges of fraudulently obtaining
Hallman has also been denied hospital privileges.
So, if he goes into private practice, he can't see patients in any Carilion
Carilion did note that no patient was ever endangered by Hallman.
Hallman was not available for comment.
A female rat at Virginia Military Institute will look like ANY new cadet
The whole idea is to make them all look alike.
A prototype of the approved haircut was unveiled today.
For the first seven weeks, it'll be close- cropped. By the time they go
home for Thanksgiving, female rats will be allowed to let their hair grow out a
IN Q=Men and women
SUPER=01-Mike Belenky/VMI Class of '97; :13
OUT Q=upperclass women.
NAT SOT parade
Men and women will wear the same uniforms... except for a gray or white
skirt authorized for off-duty.
The presence of women on post will not automatically eliminate use of the
((MIKE BELENKY/VMI CLASS OF '97: THE TERM DYKE GOES BACK TO EARLY YEARS WHEN
THE ACTUAL CROSS, WHITE PIECE OF MATERIAL THAT WE WEAR FOR PARADES ARE ACTUALLY
CALLED CROSS DYKES. AND IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO PUT THIS UNIFORM ON. ))
OUT Q=this uniform on.
So a dyke is a mentor.
Of course a "dyke" is a lesbian in the rest of the world.
It's generally used disparagingly, but V-M-I will leave it up to the cadets
to decided whether they want to modify the language.
The rigors of rat training are so intense that rats sometimes take a nap in
their dyke's bed.
That could be a problem when the dyke is a a male cadet, the rat is a
woman... expected to get him out of bed in the morning or may go to his room
The administration recognizes cross gender- dyke may not be suitable, but
the Institute says the dyke system will remain unchanged, allowing for dykes of
the opposite sex... at least until there are upper-class WOMEN. ))
Another problem with terminology: are they all "brother rats?"- -brothers
and SISTERS... or something else entirely.
The cadets will decide that for themselves, too.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at six, we'll see what is being done to make the lake
safer for boaters,
and we'll see how some of the newest members of a community are drawing a
link to their neighborhood's past.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Just when you thought you understood the debate over the Standards of
Accreditation in Virginia schools...
Governor Allen has sprung his own proposal, after all the public hearings on
the original plan are over.
The Governor picked the HOT BUTTON issues too.
Allen would give elementary schools a choice of hiring guidance counselors
OR reading specialists.
He'd also make family life ...or sex education... an option for all local
school boards to decide.
Critics say school boards could get rid of classes that 98-point-3 percent
of parents choose for their children.
IN Q=I think
((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: I THINK HE'S OUT OF STEP. I THINK HE'S
RESPONDING TO PRESSURE FROM A VERY, VERY SMALL GROUP OF VERY, VERY CONSERVATIVE
PARENTS. I DON'T THINK IT'S IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF CHILDREN OR PUBLIC
EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Cheri James/Va. Education Assoc.;
OUT Q=in Virginia.
A spokeswoman for the Governor says he's trying to give localities as much
flexibility as possible to meet the tougher academic requirements in the
State Board of Education members vote June 11th.
They're all appointed by Allen.
Investigators say horsing around on a jet ski caused a fatal accident on
Smith Mountain Lake last weekend.
Game wardens patrol the lake and say this type of reckless behavior is some
of what they experience during their shifts.
Double Boxes Keith/Denise
Denise Allen is at the lake, where she went on patrol with a team of
What did you see, Denise?
(Denise ad lib)
(Denise ad lib)
ROLL CUE: "...trying to educate boaters."
IN Q=This is what we run into
SUPER=02-Sgt. Ron Henry/Game and Inland Fisheries Dept.;
OUT Q=3 months it's rough.
(Denise ab lib)
Narrows is widening its efforts to create new jobs.
Congressman Rick Boucher was in town today, announcing the formation of the
Giles County Small Business Incubator.
IN Q=ONE OF OUR...
((ONE OF OUR OBJECTIVES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS TO ATTRACT NEW, LARGE
EMPLOYERS THAT WILL PROVIDE JOBS FOR THE REGION. BUT ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT
PART OF THAT STRATEGY IS TO PROVIDE FOR A SOLID BASE OF SMALL BUSINESSES. AND
INCUBATORS THROUGHOUT THE REGION DO THAT VERY WELL. ))
OUT Q=very well
****KEITH ON CART*****
Small business incubators are designed to help people starting up new
companies, by sharing costs.
IN Q=INCUBATOR FACILITIES
((INCUBATOR FACILITIES PROVIDE ENTEPRENEURS WHO HAVE GOOD IDEAS ACCESS TO THE
COMMERCIAL MARKET. IT ENABLES THEM TO SHARE OVERHEAD COSTS. THINGS LIKE
OVERHEADS, COPIERS, FAX MACHINES, CLERICAL AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT. ALL IN A
BUILDING DESIGNED WITH THOSE NEEDS IN MIND.))
OUT Q=In mind.
The incubator is going into a building that used to house a Chevrolet
dealership. It has been vacant for 15 years.
It will cost 750 thousand dollars to renovate the building and to start up
Most of the money for the project is coming from federal grants.
On Wall Street today, it took a late rally to erase an early plunge on the
By the end of the day the DOW was virtually unchanged closing for the week
NASDAQ lost not quite three points.
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To find Roanoke's newest authors, look no further than Lincoln Terrace
Saturn Network School.
A class of fourth graders spent four months collecting oral histories from
residents of Gainsboro... and today the students unveiled their work to
IN Q=I really didn't know what to expect
((MARY BLAKE/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN MRS.
GOEHLE CALLED ME ABOUT IT AND I WAS REALLY HESITANT. I AM SO HAPPY NOW THAT I
WENT AHEAD AND DID IT. THEY ARE MARVELOUS CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Mary Blake/Gainsboro Resident;
OUT Q=marvelous children.
****KEITH ON CART*****
The students from Connie Goehle's (GAY-lee's) fourth grade class toured the
Gainsboro neighborhood, interviewed longtime residents, then wrote and
illustrated their stories.
IN Q=I enjoyed the most writing my part
((DEE WILSON/LINCOLN TERRACE FOURTH GRADER: I ENJOYED THE MOST WRITING MY PART
AND HOW I DREW MR. HELLER IN THE TREE.))
((GEORGE HELLER/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: I WAS AMAZED HOW THE CHILDREN HAVE PUT THIS
TOGETHER, THE TYPES OF QUESTIONS THEY WERE ASKING AND I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO
READ MY BOOK YET, BUT I BELIEVE THAT IT'S GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING.))
SUPER=01-Dee Wilson/Lincoln Terrace Fourth Grader; :00
SUPER=01-George Heller/Gainsboro Resident; :09
OUT Q=going to be very interesting.
The students' books are now part of the collection at the Gainsboro Branch
Some Virginia license plates are getting a new look these days thanks to the
Department of Motor Vehicles.
Drivers with a flair for the historical or scenic can have their pick of
autumn leaves or a musician soldier.
The tags went on sale May first and cost an additional 10 dollars.
So far the new designs have proven to be popular.
SOT 06.31.05 - 06.31.20
IN Q=We've been very
((MARY KING/DMV PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST: WE'VE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH THE
SALE OF THE TWO NEW PLATES. STATE WIDE WE'VE HAD ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE
PURCHASE THE AUTUMN PLATES WHICH SHOWS THE GRACEFULLY FALLING AUTUMN LEAVES AND
WE'VE HAD ABOUT FIFTEEN HUNDRED PEOPLE PURCHASE THE PATRIOT PLATE WHICH
PICTURES THE COLONIAL FIFE PLAYER.))
SUPER=01-Mary King/DMV Public Relations Specialist;
OUT Q=colonial fife player.
Two high school students from the Commonwealth came up with the designs for
The new license plates are a couple of the 148 specialty plates from which
drivers can choose.
Highlkights from the Glenvar/parry MCluer Region C softball championship
to come, plus anotther look at John Stockton's buzzer beater,
and No one copuls beat Bobby Labonte as he captures the Busch Pole for the
Lets start on the track. Jeff Gordon might have won both races at Dover last
year; but it was Bobby Labonte's day as he captured his first Busch pole of the
season in first round qualifying for Sunday's Miller 500 at Dover Downs.
SUPER=03-Dover Downs, DE/TNN; :00
Labonte tamed the Monster Mile in a speed of 152.788 miles per hour to win
his eighth career Winston Cup Pole.
Jeff Gordon; the winner of the last two races at Dover put the Dupont
Chevrolet on the outside pole.
Kyle Petty will start third in the Hotwheels Pontiac and check this out; Dave
Marcis finds himself starting fifth for Sunday's race.
But Bobby labonte is the top qualifier.
((BOBBY LABONTE/BUSCH POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Busch Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=....went in"
Dale Earnhardt had another rough qualifying outing and did not make the
top 25. Here's a look at those who did.
wipe to boards
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/152.788 MPH/2. Jeff Gordon//3. Kyle Petty//4. Joe
Nemechek//5. Dave Marcis//;
SUPER=0107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Mark Martin//8. Jeff Green//9. Ward Burton
//10. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-11. Kenny Schrader//12. Bill Elliott//13. Ricky Rudd//14. Hut
Stricklin//15. Derrike Cope//;
SUPER=0107-16. Chad Little//17. Ted Musgrave//18. Rusty Wallace//19. Ricky
Craven//20. Todd Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-21. Terry Labonte//22. Jimmy Spencer //23. John Andretti//24.
Michael Waltrip //25. Jeremy Mayfield//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Geoff Bodine, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Burton and Rick Mast will have qualify
Glenvar is playing Parry McCluer in the Region C softball championship right
now in Buena Vista.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Highlanders vs. Fighting Blues; :00
The lady Highlanders and the Lady Fighting Blues hooked up for the title at
Glenvar got off to a quick start. Renee Anderson hits a grounder up the
middle to centerfield scoring Cherri Thompson from second base and the Lady
Highlanders were out in front 1 to nothing.
Glenvar's big inning came in the third. Kellie Julg smacks a sharp grounder
to the pitcher, but the throw to first is off the mark and Amy Layman come home
from second to make the count 2-zip.
Then, with the bases juiced; Chrissey Lewis connects on another sharp hit;
this time to short; it hits the Glenvar runner for an out but a run scores.
3-nothing Glenvar. At that is the way it stands at this time.
In soccer. The VHS:L does not sanction a Group state tournament; but there
is an invitational tourney who winner is the equivalent to a state champ. Giles
is in the field.
The Spartans might reach the finals and not get a chance to play. That's
because the 11 seniors on the team have graduation next saturday; the day of
the championship and the tourney is 5 hours away in Brentsville.
But, Brentsville has agreed to move the title game to Sunday. Now the other
title team must also comply.
((NEIL SCHMIDT/GILES SOCCER COACH:))
SUPER=01-Neil Schmidt/Giles Soccer Coach; :00
John Battle's baseball team faced a similar situation in the Region C
SUPER=03-Covington/Last Night; :00
The trojans advanced to the Regional championship last night by beating
Bath County 7-1 in the semi finals. But the tournament committee has agreed to
move the title game to saturday, instead of tonight so John Battle's seniors
can got through graduation today.
First, Thomas Muester was beaten in the french Open by unknown Brazilian
Gustavo Kuerten. The upset bug is contagious.
Pete Sampras; the worlds top ranked player was sent packing today by
Sweden's Magnus Norman; the world's 65th ranked player Norman disposed of
pistol pete in four sets; 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, and 6-4.
Sampras was fighting a stomach ailment and appeared exhausted during the
The Utah Jazz will meet the Chicago Bulls in the NBA championship starting
Sunday with game one.
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Last Night; :00
The Jazz reached the franchise's first ever NBA final thanks to a buzzer
beater by John Stockton from way outside that propelled the Jazz over the
Houston Rockets 103-100 in the Western conference tilt.
((JOHN STOCKTON/SCORED GAME WINNER:))
SUPER=01-John Stockton/Scored Game Winner; :00
OUT Q=...went in"
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(toss to Jean)
Jean Jadhon is standing by now from the newsroom with more about what's
coming up tonight on News 7 at 11. ..including the story of a local businessman
who is battling the odds to deliver for his customers.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Thanks Keith. Many consider Robbie Wheeler the adopted son of Salem.
And, with the support of the community the local businessman is overcoming
physical difficulties to bring service and smiles to people in the area.
We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight
on News 7 at 11--Keith?
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