Coming up next on News 7 at Six... Virginia candidates get in some last
minute campaigning before Tuesday's primary...
And a train collision in West Virginia sends a cloud of dangerous smoke over
In sports, The Winston Cup drivers were in Pocono this afternoon Dot
Bolling wins another Hall of Fame title.
And the Stanley Cup returns to Detroit as the Red Wings Sweep the Flyers.
The Clouds stick around for a little while longer, but by tomorrow
afternoon, temperatures will make it feel more like summer.
The Forecast details, coming up.
Good Evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
A single car accident took the life of an Amherst man last night.
State Police say 58-year-old Tommy Talmadge Tomlin was driving west on route
60 near an intersection in Amherst County.
He apparently swerved off the right side of the road then over-corrected,
crossing traffic and striking an embankment on the left side.
The accident happened around 8-45.
Tomlin died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Four Republican candidates for attorney general are making a last ditch
effort for votes in Tuesday's primary.
use file tape from P-Gil-Davis, 597-27; or P-Gil-Davis, 597-22;
Gil Davis -- a Fairfax lawyer -- talked to voters at the Fairfax County fair
Davis is best known as Paula Jones' attorney. Jones is suing President
Clinton for sexual harassment.
use file tape from 97-13, E-Stolle; 597-12, P-Stolle;
State Senator Kenneth Stolle spoke at a rally at a Fraternal Order of Police
use file tape 97-25, P-Earley; 97-28, AG-Debate;
About 75 Henrico Republicans heard from state Senator Mark Earley of
Chesapeake and former Secretary of Public Safety Jerry Kilgore of Gate City.
The winner will oppose Democrat Bill Dolan in the November general election.
Democrats turned out to support Harry Nickens at a Democratic Party mass
The party met at William Byrd High School to decide who will be on the
ticket in November.
Nickens, who has served as a Roanoke County supervisor for 15 years, beat
David Chopski for the nomination.
About 400 people came out to support his re-election.
Nickens says the overwhelming show of support left him humbled.
A train collision in West Virginia last night killed one person, and sent
hundreds of residents running for safety.
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A C-S-X train carrying hazardous chemicals slammed into a coal train about
ten miles west of Charleston.
The explosion sent fumes into the air, forcing residents to abandon their
homes and cars and find emergency shelters.
Several went to the hospital complaining of headaches, shortness of breath
and chest pains.
The smoke and fumes were gone this afternoon, and most residents were able
to go home.
A Lynchburg man is reportedly in serious condition after wrecking his
motorcycle near Eagle Rock earlier this afternoon.
The accident happened along route 43.
The cyclist hit a guard rail then skidded along the rail while still on his
He then slammed into a telephone pole and was thrown over a hillside 30 feet
below the road.
Emergency workers airlifted him to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Republican candidate for lieutenant governor John H-Hager was named
indirectly in memos on the nicotine content in cigarettes.
use file tape from Bus-Tour, 95-70; & 5-Bus-Tour, 595-24;
But Hager says he didn't deal with nicotine research, although he
was routinely sent copies of company documents.
Hagar is a tobacco industry consultant and a retired senior executive with
the American Tobacco Company.
He says he's under scrutiny because he's running for statewide office.
Hagar and L-F- Payne, his democratic challenger for lieutenant governor
have ties to the tobacco industry. Payne is a former Fifth District
Representative who defended the industry when he was in Congress.
A federal judge says a nine- year- old Bedford County boy probably should
"not" have been reading a Rush Limbaugh book in school last year--not because
of the content, but simply because it was too advanced for him.
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use file tape from 97-24, Gardner;
A teacher confiscated Jason Gardner's copy of "The Way Things Ought to Be,"
and his father sued, claiming the boy's First Amendment rights were violated.
In court Friday, Judge James Turk indicated he would dismiss the part of
Gardner's lawsuit involving the Limbaugh book.
But it's likely Judge Turk will let the rest of the lawsuit go forward.
Gardner says this year teachers have told Jason to remove an Oliver North
bumper sticker from his book bag, and an anti- Clinton button from his shirt.
Gardner says as far as he's concerned, his son can continue to bring
conservative reading material to school.
A unique military mission is translating into a new picnic and parking area
for Virginia's Explore Park.
The Marine Reserves have been working in the park for months and as Denise
Allen reports everyone is benefiting from their labor.
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SUPER=01-Steve Meeks/Park Maintenance Coordinator; :44
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This construction crew is Bravo company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion.
The Marine Reserves unit has been using the Explore Park as a training
ground for several months.
IN Q=THE MARINES WHO
((CAPTAIN TED ADAMS/U.S. MARINES: THE MARINES WHO ARE STUDENTS, SALESMEN IN
THEIR CIVILIAN LIVES GET A CHANCE TO GET OUT HERE AND GET ON THE EQUIPMENT AND
DO THE THINGS THEY NEED TO BECOME PROFICIENT.))
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During a military operation, Bravo company is responsible for building
things, working with explosives and punching in new roads.
At the Explore Park this clearing will eventually be a parking lot and
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((NOW FOR US WE COULD SAY WE'RE IN BOSNIA OR KOREA IN THE MOUNTAINS AND WE'RE
CLEARING A HELICOPTER LANDING PAD.))
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IN Q=WE HAD NO
((STEVE MEEKS/PARK MAINTENANCE COOR.: WE HAD NO WAY TO CLEAR IT NOBODY COME IN
TO OFFER TO DONATE TO CLEAR IT SO THEY SAVED US.))
OUT Q=THEY SAVED US
Both the Marines and park officials say this is a win-win situation.
The Marines get a place to train and the park gets thousands of dollars of
work done just for the price of fuel.
SOT nat sot of hammering
The marine reserves are honing their construction skills while building this
picnic pavilion for the park.
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((DANIEL YOUNG/PARK TECHNICIAN: WE WAS ABLE TO GET THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO
PURCHASE THE MATERIALS BUT NO LABOR. THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING IT
OUT Q=GETTING IT BUILT
This partnership between Explore and the Marine Reserves is just one of 4
like it in the country.
Capt. Adams says they're working on similar projects which he says will
continue to benefit the marines as well as the Roanoke Valley.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Next on News 7 at Six, Len Bestoff has an update on all the week's business
And, some area students get high marks at an international science
But, first will this break in the gloomy weather last? Andrew Freiden has
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We've covered many stories about the Citadel, especially stories about the
institution's battle to keep its all-male tradition.
But, later tonight on 60 minutes, Ed Bradley explores another aspect of
student life on campus--hate. It's reportedly alive and well among some groups
at the Citadel.
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OUT Q=during World War II
A former female cadet at the school is reportedly familiar with these types
of campus groups.
Jeanie Mentavlos, left the Citadel because of alleged hazing and harassment.
According to her, cadets had an obsession with the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis and
Mentavlos's lawyer maintained cadets at the college starved his client for
two weeks because she couldn't answer a question about a faction of the KKK.
Her lawyer also said one upperclassman was well known on campus for
glorifying Nazi symbols.
They didn't take first place, but Crystal Spring students finished near the
head of the class at an international science competition.
use file tape from E-OM-Competition, 97-23;
The students presented three projects at the Odyssey of the Mind competition
in College Park, Maryland earlier this week.
Students were given science problems to solve using limited materials and
One of their projects included the construction of a 35 gram wooden stand
that can support up to 665 pounds.
Crystal Spring students placed fourth in the competition that attracted
youngsters from across the United States and foreign countries.
This was quite an accomplishment for the group of 10-year olds, going up
against many students two grades ahead of them.
A big cutback comes down at the G-E plant in Salem, and a big addition for
the Alleghany Highlands' largest employer.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((Paxson Communications, which mostly airs infomercials, has purchased WEFC
Its current owner says the FCC is forcing him to sell because he can't
afford the costly mandatory upgrade to digital TV.
The other shoe dropped this week at the G-E Drive Systems plant in Salem
The company will cut 125 salaried positions, leaving the facility with about
a thousand salaried workers and 900 hourly people.
Signet will sell its 25 branches in southwest and central Virginia to reduce
expenses and focus on its core area.
The locations will remain open until a buyer is found, and the bank will
try to ensure that current employees get jobs with the new owner.
Crenshaw T-V and Appliance has sued WDBJ7, this station, for 30- million-
dollars for conspiring to harm its business.
Last year WDBJ7 aired a series of stories discussing how extended warranties
issued by Holdren's, the company Crenshaw purchased, weren't being honored
WDBJ7's general manager calls the suit "ridiculous".
Westvaco is making another multi- million- dollar investment in its
Covington bleached paperboard mill.
The move will not add any jobs to the company's 2000- plus area workforce,
but Westvaco emphasizes it does mean added job security.
Checking the financial markets the Dow Jones Industrial Average had a record
close, ending the week up 105 points for the week, while the Nasdaq Composite
gained 5 ticks.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
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Coming up next on News 7 at Six residents in the Roanoke Valley got a chance
to take it or leave it when it comes to household items.
And, a local photographer takes a step back in time with a display of
pictures of days gone by.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal
Roanoke Valley Resource Authority officials say they are supplying the
ultimate free market.
Four times a year citizens are encouraged to "Take it or Leave it."
That is drop off furniture, working appliances, kitchen items--you name it.
The items are then given away the same day to anyone who wants them.
W. Guthrie picked up some furniture.
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((W. GUTHRIE: THERE'S A LOT OF NEEDY PEOPLE OUT HERE AND I RUN ACROSS A WHOLE
LOT OF THEM AND SOME OF THE STUFF I FIX UP AND GIVE TO THEM.))
OUT Q=GIVE TO THEM
The object of "Take It Or Leave It" is to keep big items out of the
Organizers say this is just another type of recycling.
They're hoping the program catches on in the Roanoke Valley.
The free market occurs four times a year--twice in both the fall and spring.
The Harrison Museum of African American Culture is offering a walk through
moments in time.
The time travel is actually through the camera lens of photographer Bob
Since 1952 Hale has been taking pictures of the urban experience.
For most of his adult life he's used a bicycle for transportation.
Hale says not having a car makes it easier to stop and take pictures.
He hopes visitors to the museum will take the time to notice the intricate
details of his photographs.
IN Q=SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO LOOK
((BOB HALE/PHOTOGRAPHER: SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO LOOK IF IT'S PEOPLE, THE EYES,
FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. CLOTHES CAN TELL WHAT ERA WE'RE IN AND WHAT'S IN THE BACK
OUT Q=IN THE BACKROUND
Hale says it's all these odds and ends that make a picture interesting.
His exhibit will be at the Harrison Museum in Roanoke until November first.
And coming up, The Bulls and Jazz will square off tonight in game four of
the N-B-A finals Detriot wins the Stanley Cup.
And for the first time ever, an unseeded player wins the men's final at the
Jeff Gordon won his sixth race of the season and his second straight in the
month of June taking the checkered flag at the Pocono 500.
SUPER=03-Pocono, PA/TNN SPORTS; :
Tires set the tone early in the race Bobby Hamilton passes Jeff Gordon for
the lead. Gordon had to go to the pits for tires on lap 20 and a couple of
laps later Hamilton went to the pits with a flat.
South Boston's Ward Burton then moved the front of the field to lead with
Terry Labonte running a strong second.
Then on lap 57 Bobby Labonte slides down the track side ways bringing out
the second caution of the day.
Cars started to pit just before the halfway mark and Geoff Bodine took the
lead for the first time on lap 101.
Ward Burton led 60 laps of the race but on lap 142 he blew an engine in the
car while running in second place he finished 38-th.
But Gordon took the lead on lap 133 and he out ran the field again winning
the Pocono 500 ahead of Jeff Burton who finished second.
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((JEFF GORDON/WINS POCONO 500: ))
((JEFF BURTON/FINISHED SECOND: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Wins Pocono 500; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Finished Second; :
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Dale Jarrett finished third Mark Martin fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth.
Gustavo Kuerten(KWEHR'-ten) won the Men's final at the French Open this
SUPER=03-Paris, France/NBC SPORTS; :
Kuerten defeated 16-th seeded Sergi Bruguera in straight sets 6-3, 6-4,
Kuerten controlled the match from the start and he is the Lowest ranked
player ever to win the French Open and the First Brazilian to win a Grand Slam
He was ranked 66-th in the world but now will move into the top 20.
The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles went head to head this
afternoon at Comisky.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :
Chris Hoiles in the dug out after being robbed of a hit.
Chicago got on the board first. Chris Snopek hits a line drive into right
field Harold Banes rounds the bases to score 1 to nothing White Sox.
But the Orioles come back to tie it. Roberto Alomar gets all of this pitch
sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer and the game was tied at
1 to 1.
The Orioles took the lead when Tony SUPER=35-Baltimore/2/Chicago/1/;
Tarasco hits this single to centerfield scoring Rafael Palmerio from second to
make it 2 to 1 and Baltimore goes on to win it 2 to 1.
Dot Bolling won her second straight Hall of Fame golf tournament this
afternoon at the Blue Hills Golf Club.
Bolling was declared the winner last year after rain washed out the final
round but this year she shot a 79 for a total of 155 and a three stroke win
over Kathy Hull.
IN Q="Kathy had...
((DOT BOLLING/HALL OF FAME CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/Hall of Fame Champion; :00
OUT Q=..........good player."
Countryside won the team title with a 497. HIdden Valley was second at 502
and Blue Hills third at 506.
The Stanley Cup is back in Detroit for the first time since 1955 and the
Days of the Legendary Gordie Howe.
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Last night in the Motor City, Nicklas Lidstrom and Darren McCarty scored
goals and Mike Vernon made 26 saves as the Red Wings beat Philadelphia 2 to 1
to sweep the series.
And after 14 seasons in Detroit Captain Steve Yzerman will finally get his
name on the Stanley Cup.
IN Q="our regulars...
((STEVE YZERMAN/RED WINGS CAPTAIN: ))
SUPER=01-Steve Yzerman/Red Wings Captain; :00
OUT Q=......AND THRILLING."
Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman is now the first coach to win the Stanley Cup
with three different teams.
Five with Montreal and one with Pittsburgh.
Game four of the N-B-A finals between the Bulls and Jazz is tonight in Salt
Utah won game three and trail 2 to 1 however, The Bulls have a new game
plan for game four.
IN Q="Whoever Hornacek....
((MICHAEL JORDAN/BULLS GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Bulls Guard; :
OUT Q=.....in the post."
Karl Malone had his best game in the finals thus far scoring 37 points the
majority of the points coming from the inside.
IN Q="We want to...
OUT Q=.....on the road."
Tip off tonight is 7:30.
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