The NEWS is next with a local election campaign, a contagious disease
Shopping around for a judge who'll give you the answer you're looking
for.... it's a common practice.
On News 7 at SIX, we'll see how pregnant teenagers might do that to get an
In sports, we will give you the rundown of the high school state
championships tomorrow, George Lycnh is getting into computers,
and former Big east football star Warren Sapp has a run in with the law.
The rain goes away because the sunshine wants to play. A warmer forecast
A new parental notification law requires Virginia teenagers to tell their
parents before getting an abortion.
But there are loopholes and some predict teenagers will skate right through
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=Lisa Johnson
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OUT Q=News 7 Danville
Lisa Johnson was the Juvenile Court clerk for 16 years.
But the mother of an infant daughter has quit ...
saying the new parental notification law is the latest form of birth
She notes young mothers will be able to sidestep their parents and ask a
judge for permission for an abortion.
As long as the teenager seems mature, or if a judge decides the abortion
would be in her best interest, the court will okay the operation.
IN Q= She could go
((LISA JOHNSON/FORMER JUVENILE COURT CLERK: SHE COULD GO TO SAY, LYNCHBURG OR
ROANOKE -- SOMEWHERE SHE'S UNKNOWN -- AND FILE HER PETITION. IF SHE'S DENIED,
THEN SHE CAN DRIVE OVER TO HENRY COUNTY OR MARTINSVILLE JUVENILE COURT AND
REFILE HER PETITION AND KEEP SHOPPING UNTIL SHE GETS THIS AUTHORIZATION.))
OUT Q= authorization
Senator Charles Hawkins voted for the law.
IN Q=If a young lady
((SENATOR CHARLES HAWKINS: IF A YOUNG LADY IS THAT DETERMINED THEN SHE CAN
LEAVE THE STATE. IF ANYONE IS THAT DETERMINED TO DO SOMETHING AND WOULD GO TO
COURT AFTER COURT AFTER COURT THERE IS NO LEGISLATION, NO LAW, THERE IS NOTHING
WE CAN DO TO STOP THAT SORT OF SITUATION.))
Planned Parenthood Director David Nova, who opposes parental notification,
says it will still be intimidating for teenagers to share private details with
a stranger in a black robe. Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville.))
A 44 year-old Pulaski resident is hospitalized and in stable condition
The patient is an employee at RADVA Corporation.
This particular infection is not the central nervous system infection--
meningitis, but it can be contagious and can CAUSE meningitis.
Only those in the patient's household will undergo antibiotic treatments.
About 70 cases of meningitis are reported each year in Virginia.
So far,-- there have been 27 cases in the state.
Residents on Loudon Ave in northwest Roanoke will soon have new neighbors.
The non-profit Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation will build two low
income houses in the 600 block of Loudon Ave.
The houses will cost anywhere from 55 to 80-thousand dollars.
The corporation also works to educate people about how they can qualify for
Executive Director Alvin Nash says home ownership is an important part of
improving the community.
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((ALVIN NASH/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION:
YOU'VE GOT TO COLLECTIVELY COME TOGETHER AND MAKE THIS A COMMUNITY PROJECT
BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT..IT'S IMPORTANT FOR HISTORY AND
THE IMAGE OF THIS COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Alvin Nash/Blue Ridge Housing Develop. Corp.
OUT Q=of this community
Construction will begin in two weeks.
The agency also plans to build similar affordable homes in southeast Roanoke
and historic Gainsboro.
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A hard- fought contest comes to a close on Tuesday, as Roanoke Democrats
choose their nominee for Commissioner of Revenue.
An office that rarely sits in the spotlight will be the center of
attention, and tonight Joe Dashiell talks with the candidates.
IN Q=Sherman Holland
SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/(D) Comm. of Revenue Candidate; :21
SUPER=01-Marsha Compton Fielder/(D) Commissioner of Revenue; :56
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((Sherman Holland was shopping for support at a local grocery store, hoping
a handshake and a quick greeting would translate into a few more votes on
A sixteen- year veteran of the Commissioner of Revenue's office, he says
he will represent everyday citizens and small businesses.
IN Q=I think the key issue
((SHERMAN HOLLAND/D- COMM. OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: I THINK THE KEY ISSUE IS FAIR
AND CONSISTENCY. I THINK THAT HAS BEEN OUR MESSAGE AND ONCE THE MUNICIPAL
AUDITORS CAME OUT WITH THEIR REPORT AND THEIR REVIEW. IT CLEARLY STATES THAT
IT'S NOT BEING DONE FAIR AND CONSISTENTLY.))
OUT Q=fair and consistently.
Marsha Compton Fielder spent the day before the Democratic Primary working
First elected Commissioner of Revenue four years ago, Fielder says the
recent city audit and criticism of her office are flawed and politically
IN Q=The promises I made
((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/D- COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THE PROMISES I MADE TO THE
CITIZENS WHO ELECTED ME WHEN I RAN IN 1993, I ACCOMPLISHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF
THEM IN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I'M NOT FINISHED YET.
I HAVE WORK YET TO BE DONE FOR THE CITIZENS.))
OUT Q=for the citizens.
And plenty of work ahead in the next 24 hours, as the candidates make sure
their message reaches Roanoke Democrats.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Tonight, Roanoke Republicans are expected to nominate former Valley Bank
President Guy Byrd as their candidate for Commissioner of Revenue.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six,
have you budgeted enough for that family vacation this summer? Triple-
A of Virginia has some new cost estimates.
and is your privacy at risk as you surf the internet? We'll have a report on
what web site operators can find out about you as you click on different sites.
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Seven- year old Samantha Rentch loved her friends and teachers at Falling
Branch Elementary school in Christiansburg.
It was a feeling returned by those who knew her.
This morning, trees and bushes were planted outside the school in her
Samantha was killed last month when she was thrown from the back of a pick-
Since the accident, her classmates have been learning about the dangers
associated with riding in the back of a truck.
Some of the older students have drafted a letter they'd like to send to
lawmakers outlining their concerns.
IN Q=In reality
((J. C. CALLAHAN/PRINCIPAL:IN REALITY WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS TO LIMIT, HAVE
RESTRAINTS IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK FOR CHILDREN, UP TO AGE 16, THAT MAY
NOT BE THE BEST ANSWER BUT THE IDEA IS SAFETY.
TRECA RENTCH/SAMANTHA'S MOTHER:I'LL BACK IT 100- PERCENT, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT,
I NEVER EXPECTED ANYTHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN, NEVER. ))
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SUPER=01-Treca Rentch/Samantha's Mother; :16
OUT Q=happen, never.
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Samantha's mother says Samantha climbed into the bed of the truck, just
minutes before the crash.
Governor Allen has twice vetoed a law requiring children to use restraints
while riding in pickup beds.
Thanks, but NO thanks.
Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore steps down Wednesday to run for
And he's chosen to pass up a shot at TV evangelist Pat Robertson before he
That's after news leaked out that Robertson used his Operation Blessing
medical ministry airplanes for his Zaire diamond mining.
Democratic state senator Janet Howell had requested an official opinion.
A Robertson spokesman says the charity was fully reimbursed.
Gilmore's office says Howell's
concerns are the domain of the IRS or the local prosecutor.
Robertson has donated 50- thousand dollars to Gilmore's campaign.
Streamlining government or gutting a state agency.
Today, the state's watchdog agency added its two cents to the debate over a
top-level shake-up at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Last week
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SUPER=01-Bill Murray/JLARC Staff; :18
SUPER=01-Becky Norton Dunlop/Va. Natural Resources Secretary; :25
SUPER=01-Del. Jay DeBoer/(D)-Petersburg; :38
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Last week, 30 top and mid-level DEQ managers were laid off in a massive
Virginia's non-partisan Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission now says
that the lay-offs were NOT necessary to create 35 new jobs...and it looks like
some UN-needed positions were created.
SOT 21:34:55 tape one
((BILL MURRAY/JLARC STAFF: WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THAT A NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ARE
HAVING THEIR POSITIONS ELIMINATED AND THEN BEING TOLD TO APPLY FOR THE NEWLY
sot TAPE TWO 03:24:15
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: THE FOLKS THAT WERE
LAID OFF NEEDED TO BE LAID OFF IN ORDER TO ACCOMODATE THE STATE COMMONWEALTH'S
PERSONNEL PRACTICES. YOU CAN'T JUST MOVE PEOPLE INTO DIFFERENT JOBS WITH
DIFFERENT RESPONSIBILITIES WITHOUT GOING THROUGH OPEN COMPETITION.))
SOT TAPE TWO 22:11:58
((DEL. JAY DEBOER/D-PETERSBURG: THERE'S JUST NO RHYME OR REASON FOR DOING SUCH
A MAJOR REORGANIZATION THIS LATE IN ANY ADMINISTRATION'S TENURE.))
sot 03:24:29 TAPE TWO
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: WE'RE QUITE CONFIDENT
THAT AS PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE WAY THAT THIS STRUCTURE WILL IN FACT STREAMLINE
THE PROCESS, ALLOW US TO DO A BETTER JOB CARING FOR VIRGINIA'S ENVIRONMENT,
THAT THE FOLKS WILL COME ON BOARD AND SAY "HEY THIS IS A PRETTY GOOD IDEA!"))
sot 03:25:38 TAPE TWO
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: SOME OF THAT WAS
MANDATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
sot TAPE TWO 22:11:32
((DEL. JAY DEBOER: BASICALLY WHAT THEY DID IS THEY BLAMED US FOR IT. TODAY
YOU GOT A POINT BY POINT ANALYSIS OF DEQ'S REORGANIZATION. AND AS YOU SEE,
VERY LITTLE OF IT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH JLARC'S REPORT OR WHAT ACTUALLY
APPEARED IN THE BUDGET.))
Now the federal EPA is threatening to take over DEQ's authority if a strong
management team isn't in place soon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
It will cost you a little more to go on vacation in Virginia this summer.
Triple-A of Virginia has calculated the cost of a trip for a family of four.
In Virginia, it's 198- dollars- a- day, when you combine food and lodging.
That's almost exactly in line with the national average of 199- dollars- a-
Among the most expensive places to go on vacation: Hawaii, where it will
cost the average family of four more than 400- dollars- a- day.
This year's vacation costs are three percent higher than last summer.
Wall Street flirted with the 75 hundred mark today, before settling back
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The Dow was UP nearly 43 points, closing at 74-hundred- 79, another record.
NASDAQ gained seven points, also a record.
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If you're using the internet, some web-site operators may be using YOU, for
information, whether you want them to or not.
The practice of gathering information from home computers over the web is
catching the eye of the Federal Trade Commission.
Eric Earnhart explains.
IN Q=As you connect to a
SUPER=01-Elton Ghee/New Century Technologies; :35
OUT Q=E.E., News 7
(( You've heard about people hacking into websites, for example, turning the
official Jurrasic Park tyrannasaurus into a duck... but what about web sites
getting into YOUR computer?
As you connect to a web-site, it's operators can deposit and retrieve bits
of information from your computer...
Netscape calls them "cookies".
Use of "cookie" technology is wide spread... a study found half of the nation's
top 100 web sites gather some kindof information from the people who use them.
Experts say, for the most part, "cookie technology" is NOT used in harmful
IN Q=There's some technical
((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES; IN THE BACKGROUND, THERE'S SOME
TECHNICAL INFORMATION THAT IS PRIMARILY COMMUNICATED BETWEEN THE WEBSITE AND
MOST OF THIS INFORMATION CAN BE USED TO GET AN IDEA OF WHERE YOU ARE COMING
FROM ON THE NET, WHO YOU MAY BE TYPE OF STUFF, BUT MOST OF IT IS TECHNICALLY
OUT Q=technically inclined
But the idea websites can access information stored on your hard drive has
some people concerned that the technology could be misused.
The FTC is holding hearings this week on protecting computer user's privacy.
Companies like Netscape are trying to address the problem, coming up with a
plan to let you create a personal profile, you decide what's available, who
gets it and who doesnt.
IN Q=What we're talking about here
((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES; WHAT WE'RE TALKING HERE IS A NEW
STANDARD THAT WOULD COMMUNICATE MORE PERSONALLY INFORMATION, BUT ALSO DO IT IN
A MORE PRIVATE WAY, AND IN A WAY THAT YOU ALSO APPROVE OF IT BEING COMMUNICATED
BACK AND FORTH.))
OUT Q=back and forth
This would allow the websites you choose, to personalize the information
they send you.
Netscape rival Microsoft has also released a new web security plan.
If the industry can't agree on a uniform standard, analysts say that could
open the door to government intervention.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
Glenvar talks about a rematch with Powhatan in the softball state
championship, former Miami football star Warren Sapp is cited on drug
and what is former Patrick Henry standout George Lynch doing in the off
season? He's getting into computers!! That story in sports.
William Byrd Grayson County, Glenvar and Rustburg are set to battle for
state championships tomorrow in either baseball or softball.
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Here's the list. In baseball; William Byrd will host Tabb tomorrow in the
group 2A state championship. The game begins at 7pm.
In Group A; Grayson County will play for it's first ever baseball state
championship at home against Brentsville District at 7pm.
In softball; Glenvar plays at Powhatan in the Group A state championship. The
Lady Highlanders game begins at 5pm tomorrow.
Finally, Rustburg takes on Loudoun Valley in a 7pm game tomorrow in
Purcellville for the group 2A state softball championship.
The group A softball state championship is a rematch of last years title
game where Glenvar fell to Powhatan 9-7.
THis afternoon; the Lady Highlanders seemed loose as they went through
their last day of practice before the championship. Having eight starters back
from last season state title loss is turning out to be an incredible gain for
((AMY LAYMAN/GLENVAR PITCHER:))
((SPIKE HARRISON/GLENVAR HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Glenvar Head Coach; :11
OUT Q=...the best (double out!)"
Tampa Bay Buccanner defensive lineman Warren Sapp was cited for marijuana
possession over the weekend when his car was stopped by police over the
Police say they smelled marijuana when after sapp's Mercedes was stopped in
the Tampa area. Sapp lead the Bucs with nine sacks last year. The tackle's
draft status dropped after a similar predicament a few years ago. His coach
spoke in his behalf.
SUPER=01-Tony Dungy/Tampa Bay Coach; :00
OUT Q=...in mind
The Salem Avalanche begins a seven game homestand tonightt at Memorial
Stadium. The Avs play Kinston tonight through Wednesday and then Prince William
is in town unttil Sunday.
the Winston Cup sereis heads to Michigan with Jeff Gordon and Terry
labontte locked in a dead heat in cup points.
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Jeff Gordon won the Pocono 500 yesterday; his sixth victory of the season.
Jeff Burton was 2nd.
Gordon and Labonte have one thousand, 955 points heading into this
Sunday's Miller 400 in Brooklyn.
Rusty Wallace took the checkered flag in last years race at the 2 mile
track. This will be the 15th race of the season.
George Lynch's 7th annual Hometown Basketball Camp tips off at William
Fleming high school next Monday.
And Mike Stevens says if the campers are lucky, they might get to not only
see George in action on the court, but also inside a computer!
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SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzlies Forward; :26
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
(( This past season was full of ups and downs for Big George. He played on the
worst team in the NBA, the Vancouver Grizzlies, and he missed exactly half the
season with a strained abdominal muscle.
But while he was injured near the end of the season, he was asked to serve
as a model for EA Sports yet to be released NBA LIVE 98 video game.
It was a real eye opening adventure.
((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FORWARD:))
As for George's future, he will be a free agent after next season and who
knows, he may have to go inside the video game and trade himself to another
Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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