Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Planned Parenthood is ready to go to court over parental notification for
There may be hell to pay for whoever came up with the idea of a seance at
the Avalanche. It was the G-M. We'll hear from him and the guy who's stirring
the pot of Christian indignation.
In sports, Jeff Gordon talks about his season while Terry and Bobby labonte
comment on Michigan, Moose McGuire addresses the Avalanches' slide,
and Jason Anderson said show me the money and the Oakland A's delivered. His
signing details in sports.
Looking for a few good downpours tonight and a few more tomorrow. That
story and the beach forecast as well.
If Planned Parenthood has its way Virginia's new Parental Notification law
will NOT take effect July first.
The organization is challenging the law in court.
As Denise Allen reports Planned Parenthood officials claim the law puts the
health of minors at risk.
IN Q=The clear will
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood Pres.; :13
SUPER=01-Mark Earley/(R) Attorney General Candidate; :50
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=the clear will
((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE CLEAR WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA IS THAT A
PARENT OUGHT TO BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR 17 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IS CONSIDERING
UNDERGOING THE TRAUMATIC SURGERY OF ABORTION.))
OUT Q=surgery of abortion
IN Q=We're Filing
((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRES.: WE'RE FILING THIS LAWSUIT BECAUSE
ASPECTS OF THE LAW ARE STRICTER AND MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THOSE ENFORCED IN ANY
OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY.))
OUT Q=in the country
Nova says Planned Parenthood is challenging the law on three counts.
He maintains the measure is unconstitutional, placing a personal decision in
the hands of a judge.
The law also does not place a limit on the amount of time a judge can take
to make a decision, which Nova says may push the abortion into a later stage of
Nova says there are also fears that the confidentiality of the minor may be
Lawmakers who support the measure are undaunted.
IN Q=our legislative
((MARK EARLY/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: OUR LEGISLATIVE SERVICES IN THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ARE VERY CONFIDENT, THEY WENT OVER IT VERY CAREFULLY TO MAKE
SURE IT MET WITH ALL CONSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS. WE'RE PREPARED TO VIGOROUSLY
OUT Q=VIGOROUSLY DEFEND IT
Nova says 60 percent of minors seeking abortions already involve their
It's up to a federal court to decide if a judge will make the decision for
the other 40 percent.
Denise Allen News 7.))
An accident in Henry County today claimed the life of a Martinsville woman.
State police say 34- year- old Sadie Still Martin was partially ejected from
a car that struck a guard rail on route 58 east around 12:30 this afternoon.
43- year- old Bobby Joe Gallant (GAL-lant) of Spencer was the driver.
According to Gallant, Martin was leaning across her seat, trying to put on
makeup in the car's rear view mirror, when she lost her balance and grabbed the
steering wheel causing the car to veer to the right.
An eight- year- old Roanoke boy is in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke
Memorial Hospital after being run over by a city utility vehicle.
Police say around one- o- clock Markese (mar-Keese) Terry was riding his
bike through the intersection of Orange Avenue and 12th Street and somehow did
not see a stop sign there.
Traffic Bureau investigators also determined the bike didn't have any
Police add there's no indication the truck involved was speeding, and no
charges have been placed against the driver.
The Salem Avalanche arranged for a little black magic to offset their
The idea of a seance has gotten a lot of attention, but it may have
backfired... prompting criticism from the Christian community.
IN Q=Baseball's full
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :07
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager ; :18
SUPER=01-Leon Spradlin/WWWR General Manager; :44
SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager; 1:11
OUT Q=losing season
IN Q=Baseball's full
((BASEBALL'S FULL OF SUPERSTITIONS. ))
OUT Q=change our luck a little.
Avalanche General Manager Dave Oster conjured up the idea for a seance,
based on ball players' notorious superstitious nature.
The team has won 23, lost 40 so far this season... including last night's
6-3 loss to Kinston.
IN Q=Once you're bad
((ONCE YOU'RE BAD, YOU'LL DO ANYTHING, HAVE A SEANCE... TO TRY TO CHANGE YOUR
OUT Q=change your luck
Tomorrow night- -Friday, the 13th- -a medium from the Ghost Tours of
Lexington will take center field to exorcise what ever demons seem to have been
plaguing the Avalanche.
((THIS TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, AN ACT OF WITCHCRAFT, EVEN IF IT'S
MIMICKING AN ACT OF WITCHCRAFT IS OFFENSIVE. ))
The G-M at 3-W-R was so offended he FAXED a dozen copies of the Avalanche
news release to churches and other Christian radio stations... getting
listeners and parishioners fired up.
He even called the Avalanche.
((I TOLD HIM, "WHAT ABOUT CALLING TOGETHER THE PASTORS TO PRAY FOR YOUR TEAM,
INSTEAD OF DOING AN ACT OF WITCHCRAFT?" AND HE SAID, "IF THIS DON'T WORK WE'LL
IN Q=I don't want
((I DON'T WANT PEOPLE PRAYING FOR THE SALEM AVALANCHE, BECAUSE OUR OPPONENTS
ARE JUST AS WORTHY. IN MY VIEW, GOD HAS A LOT MORE TO WORRY ABOUT THAN OUR
LOSING SEASON. ))))
OUT Q=losing season.
At this point the seance is still on- -just before game time tomorrow
night, but the Avalanche has gotten so much heat about it, Oster may have to
The high school graduation season is underway.
229 William Fleming students received diplomas today.
Proud parents, family members and friends gathered to support the graduates.
Co-Valedictorian David Staniunas reflected on his high school experience and
offered words of inspiration to fellow students.
A song performed by graduate Nefateria Nash carried the theme of celebration
NAT SOT 10:56
IN Q=this is the moment
((NEFATERIA NASH/GRADUATE; THIS IS THE MOMENT..THAT SWEETEST MOMENT..OF THEM
OUT Q= of them all.
* * * Keith ON ENG * * *
The students say they are eager to move on to the next phase in their lives.
IN Q=it feels great
((BRENT ELLIOT/GRADUATE: IT FEELS GREAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS A LONG TIME
SUPER=01-Brent Elliot/Graduate; QUICK
OUT Q=long time
IN Q= I'm ready to
((JESSICA ENTSMINGER/GRADUATE: I'M READY TO GO. I HAVE 6 YEARS OF COLLEGE ON
THE WAY AT ETSU FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST..SO I'M VERY EXCITED ))
OUT Q= very excited
65-percent of the Fleming students will be attending college.
Students from Patrick Henry, Pulaski, Auburn, and Shawsville High Schools
also graduated today.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The man accused of shooting and paralyzing a Lynchburg College student three
years ago still insists he's innocent. Still to come on News 7 at Six, Steve
Smallshaw looks at how a single act of violence has forever changed two lives.
and the two newest members of the Martinsville Police Department are riding
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Three years ago, their lives were fused together by a sudden, random act of
Today, the victim is in a wheelchair... his attacker, Brandon Lee King is in
Steve Smallshaw talked with both young men last week.. we'll first hear from
Brandon King, from his jail cell at the Brunswick Correctional Center.
IN Q=In the span
SUPER=03-Brunswick Co.; :45
SUPER=07-Bernie Bernatavicius; 1:37
(( In the span of just a few seconds on April 22nd, 1994, the lives of two
young men were permanently and drastically changed.
A drive-by shooting left Lynchburg College senior Edward "Bernie"
Bernatavicius paralyzed from the chest down.. his attacker, Brandon Lee King,
was given a 50- year prison term at the tender age of 16.
IN Q=Everyone familiar
((Everyone familiar with what happened here on Sussex Street that night,
including Brandon King himself, agrees it was a horrifying, senseless act of
violence. But where they differ is who's responsible. King says police forced
him to confess, and the five witnesses who claimed he was the shooter lied
OUT Q=lied under oath.
IN Q=Anyone that looks
((BRANDON KING: ANYONE THAT LOOKS AT MY TRANSCRIPTS, ANYONE THAT LOOKS AT MY
CASE FROM AN OBJECTIVE VIEWPOINT CAN SEE THAT THERE ARE TOO MANY HOLES.))
OUT Q=too many holes.
But they were holes big enough to swallow him up, into a prison world where
King says he's surrounded by a new breed of violent, hardened criminals.
He says knowing he doesn't belong here makes it more difficult to endure.
IN Q=Mere words cannot
((BRANDON KING: MERE WORDS CANNOT CONVEY WHAT IT'S LIKE IN HERE. EVEN IF THERE
WERE SOME LANGUAGE WHERE WORDS SOMEHOW HAD MORE EMOTIONAL VALUE OR MEANING, I
DON'T THINK THAT I COULD CONVEY IN MERE WORDS WHAT THIS PLACE IS LIKE.))
OUT Q=place is like.
What keeps Brandon going is the hope he can find an attorney to take up his
appeal and get a new trial.
He'd also like to talk to Bernie, to help him understand.
IN Q=I extend my
((BRANDON KING: I EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO BERNIE AND HIS FAMILY AND HIS
FRIENDS, AND I'D JUST LIKE HIM TO KNOW THAT I THINK ABOUT HIM AND I PRAY ABOUT
HIM A LOT.))
OUT Q=him a lot.
But the Bernatavicius family has vowed to fight to keep Brandon King right
where he is.
IN Q=If he doesn't
((EDWARD "BERNIE" BERNATAVICIUS: IF HE DOESN'T GET THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE, WHO'S
GOING TO PAROLE ME FROM MY IMPRISONMENT IN A WHEELCHAIR? I'M DOING A LOT OF
THINGS AND I AM ON THE OUTSIDE AND I AM GOING TO HAVE A GREAT LIFE, AND I WILL
NEVER LET HIM OR HIS VIOLENT ACT WIN OR BEAT ME.))
OUT Q=or beat me.
Bernie is realizing his dream of attending law school at Villanova
We'll hear more from him on Friday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
Citizen Gilmore is now free to shake hands and kiss babies all the way to
Gilmore and Governor George Allen oversaw the swearing-in of Virginia's 39th
attorney general today.
Former federal prosecutor Richard Cullen was appointed to fill out Gilmore's
term by Allen.
IN Q=It is
((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: IT IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE FINEST ATTORNEY
GENERAL'S OFFICE IN THE NATION. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, GOVERNOR ALLEN, IT REALLY
WILL BE A PIECE OF CAKE TO LEAD THEM. BUT I'M ANXIOUS TO DO THAT.))
OUT Q=do that.
Cullen gave up a brief bid late last year to run for attorney general this
He pledged today to uphold the Allen-Gilmore party line, siding with the
tobacco industry in its legal battles.
Roanoke Times readers have lost a reporter who served them for close to four
Mag Poff died Tuesday from cancer, but not before giving final instructions
for her last column.
She began working for the World News, which later became the Roanoke Times,
For the past 18 years she covered the financial beat for its business
Her longtime boss says Poff will be best remembered for what became one of
her favorite assignments.
In the Monday "Money Page" she answered people's questions about personal
IN Q=It seems
((JOHN LEVIN/ROANOKE TIMES: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MAG ACHIEVED WHAT EVERYBODY IN
THIS BUSINESS HOPES TO ACHIEVE AT SOME POINT, AND THAT'S REALLY BEING CONNECTED
WITH HER READERS.))
SUPER=01-John Levin/Roanoke Times;
OUT Q=her readers.
Mag Poff was 65.
On Wall Street sluggish retail sales eased investors fears' about possible
interest rate hikes.
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The Dow took off today, gaining 136 points.
NASDAQ was UP three points.
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Two new recruits are putting the Martinsville police department head and
shoulders above the rest. Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q= Chief and Jerry Lee
SUPER=01-Sgt. Steve Joyce/Martinsville Police Dept.; :21
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville
Chief and Jerry Lee are the newest faces in Martinsville.
Together, they walk the streets to make sure there's no horsing around.
cops on horseback
The horses are part of Martinsville's Mounted Police Patrol.
kids petting horses
Schoolchildren donated pennies and adults gave thousands of dollars so the
city could buy the horses...
and now they're getting a warm welcome from the community.
IN Q= Everyone wants to know
((SGT. STEVEN JOYCE/MARTINSVILLE POLICE: EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THEIR
NAMES ARE, HOW TALL THEY ARE, HOW MUCH THEY WEIGH, WHERE DO THEY SLEEP.))
OUT Q=they sleep, laughs
going out toward traffic
But Chief and Jerry Lee have an important mission.
horses near traffic
Both have been trained in traffic and shooting situations.
((PARTICULARLY IN PARKING LOTS AND IN MALLS AND THE SHOPPING CENTERS HERE IN
TOWN YOU CAN SEE OVER AND AROUND CARS. YOU CAN SEE IN CARS AND PLUS, THE
HORSES ARE MOBILE. THEY CAN GO PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE A MAN CAN GO.))
OUT Q=a man can go
For now, police are using Chief and Jerry Lee to issue parking tickets
Sgt. Joyce says they will soon have a home in a refurbished barn...
and he hopes to add more new recruits in the near future.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Martinsville.))
Glenvar's Jason anderson and Northside's Kelly Dampeer come to terms with
their major league clubs, Moose talks about the Avalanche slide,
and Roy Stanley will tell us how a few track stars from Staunton River and
Cave Spring will be competing from Russia with Love.
Radford University ace pitcher and former Glenvar star Jason Anderson siad
show me the money and the Oakland Athletics did.
SUPER=03-Radford/1997 Season; :00
Oakland has signed Anderson to a minor league contract that is for seven
years. The Major League club paid Anderson in the six figure range, in the
neighborhood of 100 thousand dollars as a signing bonus. The A's have agreed to
pay for jasons final year of college. Anderson leaves for Medford, Oregon this
weekend for short season Class A ball.
Kelly dampeer; Anderson's teammate at Radford, has also come to terms with
the Cleveland Indians.
The Salem Avalanche is at home tonight taking on Winston Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Indians; :
Last night at Memorial Stadium the Avalanche lost their third straight game
to the Kinston Indians
Salem has last 40 and won 23 at this point in the first half of the season.
IN Q="It's Totally
((BILL "MOOSE" MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Bill "Moose" McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00
OUT Q=..........BACK FROM."
While many high school students are packing their bags and heading to the
beach, A group of track athletes are headed to the Soviet Union.
Roy Stanley has this report.
IN Q="9 track...
SUPER=01-Joe Hubble/Track Coach; :10
SUPER=01-Hugh Carroll/Staunton River; :42
SUPER=01-Jon Shaw/Cave Spring; :55
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((9 track athletes, six from Staunton River and 3 from Cave Spring are training
for the Pan Am games in Russia later this month.))
((JOE HUBBLE/TRACK COACH: ))
((After the sight seeing, The group will settle in and prepare to compete in a
two day track meet.
The best teams from all across Russia will make up the field.
The athletes can compete in any event they choose that along with learning
about Russia makes the trip a once in a lifetime opportunity.))
((HUGH CARROLL/STAUNTON RIVER: ))
((JON SHAW/CAVE SPRING: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Winston Cup drivers will qualify for the Miller 400 at Michigan tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/This Week; :00
Jeff Gordon tested at Dayton this week. Gordon has won six races this season
including this past weekend's race at Pocono.
((JEFF GORDON/TIED FOR WINSTON CUP POINTS LEAD:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Tied for Winston Cup Points Lead; :00
OUT Q=...this weekend"
SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/Last Year;
Rusty Wallace won last years Miller 400. Terry Labonte was second, Bobby
((BOBBY LABONTE/FINIDHED 12TH LAST YEAR:))
((TERRY LABONTE/FINISHED 2ND LAST YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Finished 12th Last Year; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Finished 2nd Last Year; :11
OUT Q=...going to"
The Chicago Bulls returned tom the windy City today with a 3 games to 2
lead over Utah in the NBA finals.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/NBC; :00
While the team beat the Jazz in game five; top rebounder Dennis Rodman
suffereda huge loss. The NBA has fined Rodman 50 thousand dollars for his
comments about Mourmons.
Despite the flu, Michael Jordan scored 38. Utah never recovered and now faces
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