Up next on News 7 at Six...
The Governor pushes a controversial education plan, but a Roanoke delegate is
Plus we'll find out how marina operaters are trying to reel in the big bucks
on Smith Mountain Lake.
In sports, Byrd, Grayson County, Glenvar and Rustburg will play for state
titles on Tuesday.
And Oliver Mayo the top seed is knocked out of the C-V-I-T-T in Lynchburg.
The summer that won't arrive is still being stubborn-- but warm weather is
on the extended forecast.
Details coming up.
When it comes to charter schools, Governor George Allen and the State
Board of Education may be getting the last word.
For years, the General Assembly has vetoed charter school legislation.
But, this time Allen says he plans to work charter schools into the
controversial Standards of Accreditation bill which the assembly will vote on
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IN Q=What the
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHAT THE BOARD'S GONNA TRY TO DO BY REGULATION IS WHAT WE
COULDN'T GET THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE. AND THERE'LL PROBABLY BE SOME
CONTROVERSY ON IT, BUT I THINK IT'S WORTH A SHOT. WHETHER THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT THEN ALLOWS US TO GET SOME OF THAT 30- MILLION- DOLLARS, HERE IN
VIRGINIA AS OPPOSED TO CONTINUED SPENDING IT, OR LOSING IT TO OTHER STATES,
REMAINS TO BE SEEN BUT I THINK IT'S WORTH A SHOT.))
OUT Q=worth a shot.
Charter schools are locally- controlled schools with very little state
The Clinton administration has earmarked funds Virginia could get for them.
Roanoke County Democrat and House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell's led the
fight against the schools.
Cranwell says charter schools could return Virginia to segregation and
"Balkanize" the public school system between the haves and have nots.
Another new development in the video tape that's plaguing Gil Davis'
campaign for attorney general.
RAMONA AND HER VIDEO WITH ERIC
According to The Washington Post, Pittsylvania County resident Ramona Hines
has initiated an investigation into Davis's conduct by the Virginia State Bar.
Hines was a client of Davis when she made the videotape first seen on NEWS
That tape is now part of an ad run by fellow Republican opponent Ken Stolle
DAVIS/HINES TO THE END DEPENDING ON WHAT SHOTS YOU HAVE
Hines says she complained to the State Bar about Davis's professional
conduct last month.
She alleges that on several occasions over two years, Davis asked her to
meet him to discuss her case.
At those meetings she alleges that he would ask her to disrobe, get himself
drunk, tell dirty jokes, and expose his underwear.
The Post reports the State Bar is investigating documents Hines gave them.
Bar officials say they do NOT tell the public about complaints or subsequent
investigations unless a finding of misconduct is made.
A Lynchburg man is dead after his car collided with a rescue vehicle.
State police say 34-year-old Robert Allen Trujillo was making a right turn
from route 6-63 on to route 2-21 in Bedford County.
The investigator says he apparently failed to stop for a traffic light and
was struck by the ambulance.
The accident happened around 12-15 this morning.
Trujillo died a half hour later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
You may have noticed a lot of leather on the highway this morning.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owners Group sponsored the
eighth annual M-D-A Poker Run.
About 300 bikers came out to raise money to help fund Muscular Dystrophy
The poker run starts in Roanoke.
The 68 mile journey takes the bikers through Roanoke and Botetourt Counties
before ending in Salem.
IN Q=THE HARLEY OWNERS GROUP
((FRANK LUBOSCH/ROANOKE VALLEY HARLEY DAVIDSON OWNERS GROUP: THE HARLEY
DAVIDSON OWNERS GROUP IS SORT OF LIKE A FAMILY. WE RIDE TOGETHER, PARTY
TOGETHER, AND HAVE FUN. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. THE RIDE WE HAVE TODAY IS
THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS. WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC, A LITTLE BIT
OF MOUNTAIN TRAFFIC, TO GIVE EVERYBODY A TASTE OF WHAT'S IT'S LIKE TO BE ON A
SUPER=01-Frank Lubosch/ Harley Davidson Owners Grp.;
OUT Q=ON A MOTORCYCLE
Today's poker run will raise between 10 and 15-thousand dollars for M-D-A.
The HOGs do several fundraisers a year for various charities, but they say
this is their biggest.
A Roanoke woman who slugged her son's school principal got a suspended jail
sentence and community service.
The incident happened in February.
According to published reports, thirty-nine year old Kathy Lynn Dales
punched Richard Poindexter in the nose and mouth after meeting with him at his
Poindexter is the principal of the Roanoke Academy for Mathematics and
He had apparently called Dales to the school to talk about her 10-year-old
son's disruptive behavior.
Last month, a judge convicted Dales of battery because of the incident.
Dales is supposedly planning to appeal her sentence.
The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce and lake businesses are hoping
to reel in the big one.
Many say it's time to make more of an effort to sell the lake's great
And that could translate into big bucks in the pockets of business owners.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=The Philpott Bassmasters
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-George Clark/Penhook Boat Dock; :12
SUPER=01-Jeanine Michealsen/Chamber of Commerce-Partnership; :21
SUPER=01-David Shelton/Philpott Bassmasters; :42
OUT Q=News 7
(( Philpott Bassmasters is just one of the many clubs that hosts annual
fishing tournaments at Smith Mountain Lake.
And marina operators say if a tournament launches off your dock it means a
busy day at the register.
IN Q=and it helps
((GEORGE CLARK/PENHOOK BOAT DOCK: AND IT HELPS US JUST LIKE THIS MORNING IT'S
PROBABLY THE MOST WE'LL MAKE ALL DAY.))
OUT Q=MAKE ALL DAY
IN Q=EVERY BASS AND
((JEANINE MICHEALSEN/SML CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-PARTNERSHIP: EVERY BASS AND
STRIPER FISHERMEN SPENDS ABOUT 150 DOLLARS ON SUPPLIES, GASOLINE, YOU KNOW
USING THE MARINAS ON THE LAKE.))
OUT Q=ON THE LAKE
Cultivating this business could mean long term economic success for
businesses near the lake.
Michealsen says if the fishermen like it here they come back and often bring
their families for vacations.
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: FOR TWO YEARS NOW SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE HAS HOSTED THE
VIRGINIA STATE MR BASS TOURNAMENT.
MORE THAN 350 FISHERMEN COME INTO THE AREA FOR THE APRIL EVENT.
ITS SUCCESS HAS SPAWNED OTHER REVENUE GENERATING IDEAS.
IN Q= WE ARE NOW
((WE ARE NOW WORKING ON RUNNING OUR OWN OFFICIAL LOCAL TOURNAMENT FOR NEXT YEAR
AND WORKING WITH THE BASS FEDERATION ON A STATE LEVEL TO BRING IN POSSIBLY IN
ANOTHER TOURNAMENT IN THE FALL.))
OUT Q= IN THE FALL
Michealsen says the goal is to make Smith Mountain Lake the ultimate fishing
Denise Allen News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Word has it that Microsoft may be pulling the plug on some of its services,
we'll see how it that may affect computer users in the area.
And, a group of cyclists use the power of the pedal for a worthy cause.
But, first a look at the weather, Andrew...
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Microsoft is reportedly reconsidering it's role as an internet service
That story leads this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q= A report in the
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Frizzie/Physician; :36
(( A report in the LA-Times says Microsoft executives are discussing whether
to dump the ISP part of the Microsoft network.
A spokesperson for MSN says there are no plans to drop it, but couldn't
guarantee that Microsoft is in the ISP business for the "long term"
More people are turning to the internet for medical advice. They apparently
like the easy access, and the chance to chat anonymously about embarassing
Medical experts say it's a good way to be an informed patient, but use a
IN Q=Most of the
(( MOST OF THE INFORMATION PEOPLE ARE FINDING IS FAIRLY VALID, BUT THERE ARE
OCCASIONS WHERE WE FIND PEOPLE WHO ARE FINDING REALLY MISLEADING INFORMATION
AND I THINK IT'S DOING THEM DAMAGE. ))
OUT Q=doing them damage
The Russians are on the web... And President Boris Yeltsin has his own
The site is still mostly in Russian, with few pictures, but the developers
say an english version is on the way.
The URL's ARE in english, so you can surf around the site and see where the
Russians are in the cyber-space race.
To brush up on your Russian, or link to the other sites we featured today,
click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-COM.))
Tuesday morning, a Roanoke neighborhood group was recognized for its crime
The Day/Marshall Block Pride group received a regional crime prevention
award for taking back their neighborhood.
Andrew Freiden has more.
IN Q=efforts of...
SUPER=90-Home Video; :05
SUPER=01-John Shelor/Block Pride; :17
SUPER=01-Chris Muse/Block Pride; :26
SUPER=01-Mariam Alam/Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership; :50
OUT Q=af, news 7
CRIME PREVENTION TAPE (AWARDS CEREMONY)
((Efforts of residents to clean up the neighborhood didn't just pay off in
BLOCK PRIDE TAPE (CLEAN UP)
after 3 block pride clean up days, Police calls from the 3 blocks of Day Avenue
dropped more than 50 percent.
Residents say their Old Southwest neighborhood isn't as bad as people think
DAY AVENUE TAPE
((JOHN SHELOR/BLOCK PRIDE: PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY PEOPLE OWN HOMES AND
HAVE COMPLETELY RENOVATED AND HAVE BEAUTIFUL HOMES INSIDE. THAT PART KIND OF
((CHRIS MUSE/BLOCK PRIDE CHAIRMAN: BASICALLY IN SEPTEMBER OF 1995, A CORE
GROUP OF ABOUT EIGHT OF US GOT TOGETHER, UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF TRINA CLINE, AND
DECIDED THAT THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS TO DO
Several organizations are working to reclaim downtown neighborhoods.
The Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership is one of those groups-- Mariam Alam
says she hopes people will come outside of their homes-- that's because porch
sitters tend to deter crime.
ON RECORD AIRCHECK...
IN Q=IT'S IRONIC
((MARIAM ALAM/ROANOKE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP. IT'S IRONIC NOWADAYS THAT
PEOPLE FEEL THEY NEED TO GO IN THEIR HOUSE AND SHUT THE DRAPES, THE CAN'T BE
OUT ON THE PORCH, BECAUSE OF THE CRIME. AND THE IRONY THERE IS ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT FIGHTS CRIME, IS THE FEELING THAT THEY'RE BEING WATCHED. ))
SUPER=01-Mariam Alam/Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership;
OUT Q=they're being watched
To learn more about The Day/Marshall Block Pride group, and about what you
can do to improve your neighborhood, Watch On record, tomorrow morning at 11.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
Earlier this week News 7 reported Virginia's unwanted pregnancy rate is 30
The Blue Ridge Planned Parenthood is trying to change that statistic with a
We'll tell you more when News 7 at Six returns.
One baby doll is in big demand these days.
It's not causing quite the stir that other popular dolls once did, such as
the Cabbage Patch dolls.
But it is helping to teach young girls about the facts of life.
News 7's Stacey Martin has the story.
IN Q=It's a baby doll
SUPER=01-Anthony Drakeford/Blue Ridge Planned Parenthood; :19
SUPER=01-Anisah Rasheed/ Student; :51
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke
((It's a baby doll in the truest sense. And, it's helping these young girls
learn that being a teenage mother is no laughing matter.
video from 03.56.03 ??
It's called the "Baby Think It Over" doll. It's one of the newest teaching
tools used in Blue Ridge Planned Parenthood classes about safe sex and avoiding
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IN Q=It is spontaneous
((ANTHONY DRAKEFORD/BLUE RIDGE PLANNED PARENTHOOD: IT IS SPONTANEOUS AND THE
BABY CAN CRY AT ANYTIME AND ITS NEEDS HAVE TO BE MET IMMEDIATELY. AND, IT'S
NOT SOMETHING THEY CAN PUT OFF AND PICK UP AND DO LATER. IT HAS TO BE MET
OUT Q=to be met now
It weighs eight pounds, about as much as a real baby and it cries loudly
without any warning.
To stop the baby's crying, the girls must cradle the infant and rock it.
The infant simulator also cries when its hungry. Then, the girls must
insert a "feeding key," turn it gently and hope it does the trick.
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IN Q=It's too much
((ANISAH RASHEED/SEX EDUCATION STUDENT: IT'S TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY AND WHEN
IT STARTED CRYING IT SEEMED LIKE I COULDN'T GET IT TO STOP.))
OUT Q=get it to stop.
A California couple facing the challenges of parenting themselves designed
the doll which sells for about 200 dollars.
It's only been on the market for two years, so there are few figures
detailing its effectiveness.
But, when it comes to being a teen parent most of these girls say the doll
has convined them to...well, think it over...before it really happens.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Roanoke.))
GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity
Some collegiate cyclists are proving pedal power can build homes for needy
The group, made up of mostly students from Yale University, is biking across
The 63 day journey is an effort to raise money and awareness for Habitat for
The group left Salem this morning en-route to Christiansburg.
The cyclists will pedal at least 60 miles during a normal day's travel.
This is the fourth year a college group has made the cross country trip.
Money raised on this trip will help build the second collegiate Habitat
house in New England.
Habitat for Humanity helps people who normally couldn't afford it, build
And coming up, The field is set for tomorrow's Pocono 500 an upset at the
And We'll have a wrap up of yesterday's high school baseball and softball
Horse racing will not have a triple crown winner this year. "Touch Gold"
passed "Silver Charm" on the outside to win this afternoon's Belmont Stakes.
Lets listen to the call by A-B-C's Dave Johnson.
IN Q="Silver Charm"....
SUPER=03-Belmont, NY/ABC SPORTS; :00
OUT Q=....his triple crown."
"Free House" finished third.
Joe Nemechek led second round qualifying for tomorrow's running of the
Nemechek's speed of 167 point 645 puts him in the 26-th starting position.
Now here's position 26 through 42.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Joe Nemechek/167.645/27. Jeremy Mayfield//28. Sterling
Marlin//29. Jeff Green//30. Kenny Wallace//;
SUPER=0107-31. Ted Musgrave//32. Michael Waltrip//33. Bobby Hillin//34. Jimmy
Spencer//35. Steve Grissom//;
SUPER=0107-36. Gary Bradberry//37. Brett Bodine//38. Derrike Cope//39. Ken
Schrader//40. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=0107-41. Mike Skinner//42. Dick Trickle//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Chili Davis drove in five runs this afternoon as Kansas City routed Texas 10
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/FOX SPORTS; :
Juan Gonzalez signing autographs before the game.
In the top of the third, Domingo Cedeno hits a triple off the right
centerfield wall scoring a run and the Rangers took the one to nothing lead.
But Davis hit the first of his two SUPER=35-Kansas
City/10/Texas/4/;homers in the game this three run shot to left field made it
5 to 1 Royals and Kansas City wins the game 10 to 4.
For the first time in school history; Grayson county's baseball team is
going to the Group A state championship. Last night the Blue Devils topped J.J.
Kelly 10-1 in the state semifinals.
We pick it up in the top of the first with J.J. Kelly threatening. Watch the
Indians pinch runner come home and level Blue Devil catcher Adam Williams. The
run counts; 1-nothing J.J. Kelly.
That 1-nothing lead lasted until the third inning when Grayson
County's Bobby Purnell connects on the fly to left field that brings in Derrick
Phipps and the game is tied at 1 all.
SUPER=34-Grayson Co./10/J.J. Kelly/1;
The Blue Devils scored four runs in the fourth. Jason Griffith brings in
Bruce Self on the squeeze bunt and Grayson County downs J.J. Kelly 10 to 1.
Grayson advances to the state finals Tuesday night where the Blue Devils will
After losing in the Semi Finals four times in the last six years, The
Terriers of William Byrd are headed to the Group Two A state baseball
SUPER=03-Vinton/Terriers vs Cavaliers; :
Last night at Terrier field, Third Baseman Parker Humphreys hit a line drive
single to left field scoring the winning run from third in the bottom of the
8-th as the Terriers beat Chatham 5 to 4 to win the semi final game.
IN Q="I told
((PARKER HUMPHREYS/DROVE IN WINNING RUN: ))
((RODNEY SPRADLIN/TERRIER HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Parker Humphreys/Drove In Winning Run; :00
SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/Terrier Head Coach; :09
OUT Q=........play hard."
In girls softball, Glenvar beat Castlewood 8 to 7 in the Group A semi finals
and in Group Two A Rustburg topped Tunstall 3 to 2 in 8 innings.
Top seed Oliver Mayo was knocked out of the singles competition this
morning in the Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament in Lynchburg.
The loss prevents Mayo from defending his title in the tournament.
But earlier this year, Mayo was a main part of the Tennis program at Virginia
The Hokies won the Atlantic 10 championship made it to the sweet 16 and was
ranked as high as 21-st in the country.
IN Q="it's getting
((OLIVER MAYO: ))
OUT Q= ......down there."
Mayo lost to third seed Carl Clark Two set tie breakers. But Mayo still
can defend his title in doubles competition.
Iva Majoli won the French Open this afternoon. She beat Martina Hingis 6-4,
Maholi becomes the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam tennis title.
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