Coming up on News 7 at six, as creditors continue to reposses merchandise, a
troubled appliance store in our area says it WILL reopen tomorrow.
The only president Liberty University's ever had steps down.
and we'll meet a young man who's returning to his old high school to help
troubled seniors graduate.
Tonight on News 7 sports, Roy Stanley checks in from the Horse show with the
story of a black trainer and rider finding success in this all-white sport.
Plus, Billy McBride enters a golfing hall of fame,
and new Redskins' quarterback Jeff Hostetler tells us why he's decided to
continue his career in DCTERMS.
Blue skies, nothing but blue skies, like the old song says. We'll enjoy
some very pleasant weather through the next 48 hours. Showers will re-appear
over the weekend--your complete forecast is coming up.
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Crenshaws Electronics and Appliances says it will reopen its Roanoke store
tomorrow after a rough couple of days.
There's no word on what will happen at its Lynchburg location, though.
For the fourth straight day Crenshaws had its two Virginia stores closed,
while a major lender repossessed more than 100-thousand dollars in appliances.
Deutsche (DOYT-sha) Financial Services says this will help settle an overdue
debt of nearly 337-thousand dollars.
The North Carolina chain has had a troubled history here.
Last year it bought the assets of Roanoke-based Holdren's, then created an
uproar when it said it didn't have to honor thousands of Holdren's extended
The only school president Liberty University has ever known called it quits
today after 26 years on the job.
Dr. Pierre Guillermin (GILL-er-min) says health reasons have forced him to
step down, but he'll remain active in the university's affairs.
IN Q=I look forward
((DR. PIERRE GUILLERMIN/RETIRING L.U. PRESIDENT: I LOOK FORWARD TO THE ROLE OF
ASSISTING WITH LONG RANGE PLANNING, BUILDING ENDOWMENT, REPRESENTING THE
UNIVERSITY IN THE COMMUNITY AND CONTINUING TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.))
SUPER=01-Pierre Guillermin/Retiring Liberty U. President; :00
OUT Q=the executive committee.
Liberty is still carrying more than 25 million dollars in debt, which the
school hopes to eliminate by the year 2000.
Reverend Jerry Falwell says the financial problems should not hinder the
search for a new president.
IN Q=I think anyone
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LU CHANCELLOR: I THINK ANYONE WHO LOOKS AT LIBERTY
UNIVERSITY CLOSELY WILL SEE THAT IT IS A STRONG, HEALTHY, ONGOING INSTITUTION
AND IT IS MY OPINION THAT THE PROBLEM WILL BE SELECTING THE RIGHT ONE, NOT
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/LU Chancellor; :00
OUT Q=not finding one.
Dr. John Borek will serve as interim president while a nationwide search is
A decision by the Martinsville school board to transfer assistant high
school principal Zeb Talley (TAL-ee) has caused an uproar.
But it will stand.
This afternoon, several parents, students and teachers spoke out against
moving Talley from Martinsville High School to Martinsville Middle School.
They say it's not in the best interest of the students.
IN Q=Do you choose
((DO YOU CHOOSE NOT TO LISTEN? HAVE YOU EVER ASKED MR. TALLEY HIMSELF IF HE
THINKS THIS MOVE IS DEROGATORY TO HIS CAREER. I WONDER, BECAUSE I HAVE. HE
DOESN'T WANT TO GO; WE DON'T WANT HIM TO GO. PARENTS DON'T WANT TO GO.))
OUT Q=want him to go.
Rising senior Kathryn Whitlow gave a heartfelt testimony about how Talley
helped her overcome her learning disabilities.
IN Q=Mr. Talley
((KATHRYN WHITLOW: MR. TALLEY HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HELPING ME GET
WHERE I AM NOW. I AM PROUD OF WHO I AM.))
OUT Q=who I am.
But as of July first Talley will be transferred.
The assistant principal at Albert Harris Intermediate will take his place.
The future of Virginia's only black-majority congressional district is on
the doorstep of the U-S Supreme Court.
But today-- one more clue on its fate.
The U-S Supreme Court struck down three black majority districts in Georgia
in a five to four ruling.
IN Q=Most people
((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: MOST PEOPLE WHO TALK ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS ISSUES THESE
DAYS TALK ABOUT WHO IS THE ONE JUDGE THAT WILL MOVE FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER
TO UPHOLD OR STRIKE DOWN THE NEXT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU;
OUT Q=congressional district.
Virginia's third district is represented by Bobby Scott, the state's only
The state and the American Civil Liberties Union say it's different from
other districts the court hasn't liked- in that political considerations
mattered more in its creation than racial ones.
If the court decides NOT to hear the case, Virginia lawmakers will go back
to the drawing board... and probably into a heated political battle.
Pope John Paul has tried to save him.
But today, the U-S Supreme Court upheld Joseph O'Dell's death sentence.
O'Dell's attorneys argued that a 1994 precedent for juries to be told that
life in prison without parole is an option should apply retroactively to their
The court said no.
He faces execution for a 1985 murder of a woman outside a Virginia Beach
A Roanoke man facing a murder trial next week decided to plea bargain
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25-year old Eric Tyrone Waller was charged with murder in the fatal shooting
of his sister's boyfriend.
20-year old Marvin Williams was shot to death at a house on Grayson Avenue
in May of last year.
Today, Waller entered an Alford plea to murder and firearms charges.
That means he maintains his innocence, but admits there's enough evidence to
Waller will be sentenced in September.
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and we'll tell you why researchers say they want YOU to try and get their goat.
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Former attorney general Jim Gilmore continues to defend his plan to
eliminate Virginia's personal property tax if he's elected governor this fall.
Gilmore's remarks followed his speech to the Boys State convention in
The Republican candidate downplays criticism that he can't cut taxes and
spend 100 million dollars more on education at the same time.
IN Q=We know it
((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE KNOW IT CAN BE DONE. WE KNOW
THERE'S FIVE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS THAT'S GOING TO BE COMING IN, WE'RE
OPTIMISTIC, WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL, THE ECONOMY'S GROWING AT A
MUCH FASTER RATE THAN WE'RE ESTIMATING TO DO THIS.))
OUT Q=to do this.
Gilmore also would "not" say whether he feels a national apology for slavery
He did defend his record on minority affairs while serving as attorney
A federal agency has renewed WDBJ's license despite of protests from a group
led by Jesse Jackson.
The Rainbow Coalition accused WDBJ of a poor performance when it came to
hiring women and minorities.
The group petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to withold the
But, today the F-C-C disagreed, stating that the station is in compliance
with the agency's guidelines on hiring women and minorities.
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((JIM SHAVER/WDBJ-7 VP NEWS AND PROGRAMMING: WE'RE OBVIOUSLY GLAD THAT WE CAN
PUT IT BEHIND US AND GET ON TO SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE AHEAD OF US AND
GRATIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION WAS AS CLEAR IN SUPPORTING OUR E-E-O RECRUITMENT
PLAN AS IT WAS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ-7 VP News and Programming;
OUT Q=plan as it was.
WDBJ's license officialy expired last October.
The license was renewed for eight years.
A private study says the Smart Road is a waste of money and harmful to the
The report, compiled by a coalition of taxpayers, environmental and
community activists, says the road is one of 37 such projects across the
Project opponents outlined the study today.
The Smart Road is a nearly six mile stretch of highway that would connect
Blacksburg to Interstate 81.
The first two miles would be used to test hi-tech vehicles.
One opponent believes the project would go over better if the test facility
was located on Tech property.
IN Q=One part
((MICHAEL ABRAHAM/SMART ROAD OPPONENT:ONE PART OF THE PROBLEM THAT LOCAL
RESIDENTS HAVE ABOUT THIS IS THE PERCEIVED LAND GRAB, OK, AND THE LOSS OF OUR
AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTALL DISTRICTS INTEGRITY, WE CAN STILL ACHIEVE WHAT WE
WANT TO ACHIEVE IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE TESTING WITHOUT
HAVING TO THAT, THAT STRIKES ME AS A MUCH BETTER IDEA.))
SUPER=01-Michael Abraham/Smart Road Opponent; :00
OUT Q=better idea.
Supporters say the project will alleviate future traffic congestion.
But Abraham claims his research indicates the level of traffic projected by
the state won't actually occur for decades.
Three years ago Allan Moore graduated from Danville's George Washington High
School, but he says in his heart he never left.
Well now he's back at his old school working to help students who may not
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=I would come back
SUPER=01-Allan Moore; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie Adams; :26
SUPER=01-Judy Doss/Guidance Counselor; :35
OUT Q=News 7, Danville;
IN Q=I would come back
((ALLAN MOORE: I WOULD COME BACK AND VISIT MY TEACHERS AND SAY HELLO TO
EVERYONE, BUT I DIDN'T FEEL INVOLVED IN THE SCHOOL ANYMORE. AND AFTER I HAD
SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE HERE, I FELT I HAD AN OBLIGATION TO GIVE SOMETHING
OUT Q=something back
Allan Moore is not alone in his mission.
He's bringing back fellow alumni to help him tutor failing seniors.
Debbie Adams was such a student. She almost didn't graduate.
But with Moore's help, she did and now she hopes to enter the Army.
IN Q=They would help me
((DEBBIE ADAMS: THEY WOULD HELP ME WITH WHAT I NEEDED TO BE HELPED ON. IF I
NEEDED HELP ON CALCULATIONS, THEY WOULD HELP ME ON CALCULATIONS, MULTIPLE
OUT Q=multiple choice
IN Q=I think
((JUDY DOSS/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: I THINK IT GIVES STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO
INTERACT WITH A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL. ONE WHO IS CARING, TRUSTWORTHY, ONE THAT
OUT Q=that is patient
Next year, Moore hopes to match 20 returning G-W grads with struggling
But he's says its the high school seniors who deserve the credit.
IN Q=Our program
((ALLAN MOORE: OUR PROGRAM ITSELF DID NOT IMPROVE THE GRADES. RATHER THE
STUDENTS DID THE WORK. THEY IMPROVED THEIR PERFORMANCE.))
OUT Q=their performance
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville))
On Wall Street today, signs that inflation is under control pushed the
stock markets higher.
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If a big hearty goat shishkabob sounds appetizing about now, researchers at
Virginia State University can help you out.
They say they're breeding the perfect "meat goat."
Ellen Qualls isn't kidding.
IN Q=Goat meat.
SUPER=01-Terry Gipson/VSU Goat Researcher; :14
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Petersburg.
It isn't just for breakfast anymore.
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((WE'RE SEEING AN INCREASING DEMAND FOR GOAT.))
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Goat: the other red meat.
Okay so it may be a little hard for many Virginians to imagine.
SOT TAPE ONE 02:46:58
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: I LIKE IT A LOT. I TELL PEOPLE THAT IT'S
A CROSS BETWEEN VENISON AND BEEF. IF YOU LIKE VENISON AND BEEF, THEN YOU'LL
Just a plug from the goats: if you like cashmere, mohair, or milk, you can
like goats...and they get to live.
But just like Americans can count sheep in their sleep and then on their
dinner tables, the ethnic consumers who buy goat are merely bringing their
recipes from home.
SOT TAPE ONE 02:45:41
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: THE MAJOR MARKET FOR THE EAST COAST HERE
IS THE HALAL OR ISLAMIC GROUP. AND THAT'S ABOUT 14 MILLION STRONG.
CONCENTRATED HERE ON THE EAST COAST.))
There is promising new research out of Georgia that the goats may be hoping
Southerners will hear.
SOT TAPE ONE 03:58:38
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: ANY GOAT WILL EAT KUDZU. AND THAT'S
BECAUSE OF THE DIETARY PREFERENCE OF GOATS.))
But if they don't make the cut for cashmere or kudzu patrol--
SOT TAPE ONE 02:51:47
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: GOATS ARE ESCAPE ARTISTS. AND THEY WILL
GET OUT OF CONVENTIONAL LIVESTOCK FENCING.))
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((AN INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED AND DIVERSE GROCERY STORE CLIENTELE MEANS THAT
GOAT MEAT AT HARRIS TEETER IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. AFTER ALL, IT'S A LOW
FAT OPTION. AND THEY'RE ALL FREE RANGE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, PETERSBURG.))
Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports we'll hear from new Redskins Jeff
Hostetler, check in with Hall of Famer Billy McBride,
and take a trip to the Roanoke Valley Horse show as Roy Stanley introduces us
to a man who in his own way is breaking the color barrier.
He's a black man in a predominately white sport. But Rick Coward is one of
the most respected trainers and riders in the horse Business.
Roy Stanley has more from the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
IN Q="Coward has...
SUPER=01-Rick Coward/Horse Trainer And Rider; :20
SUPER=01-Courtney Petersen/Rider For Cavalier Farm; :1:07
OUT Q=........7 sports."
((Coward has been around horses for all of his life. His family owned a horse
farm in New Jersey.
After relocating in Washington, Coward began to teach at one of the top
riding schools in the country.
But working a horse show in North Carolina is where Coward got his big
((RICK COWARD/TRAINER AND RIDER: ))
((Coward and Cavalier Farm have 8 horses he's working with At the Roanoke
Valley Horse show.
He has his moments in the ring as rider but Coward spends most of his time
on the outside ring training
And they say he's the most laid back trainer in the business.))
((COURTNEY PETERSEN/RIDER FOR CAVALIER FARM: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
New Redskins' quarterback Jeff Hostetler checked into Redskins' Park in
Ashburn today to meet the DC media.
The former West Virginia signal caller says he signed with the Skins for some
IN Q="Well, ...
((JEFF HOSTETLER/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Hostetler/Redskins Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...EVERYBODY FITS."
The National Hockey League holds its postseason awards banquet tonight in
The Lester B. Pearson award which is given annually to the league's Most
Valuable player will be given to Buffalo Sabres' goalie Dominik Hasek.
He edged Mario Lemieux in the balloting that is done by the players.
The league will also present an MVP award tonight, the Hart trophy, and
Norris trophy announcement could produce an emotional moment. Vladimir
Konstantinov, who is in a coma following a car wreck last Friday, is a favorite
to win the honor.
On to golf where Hanging Rock Pro Billy McBride received the ultimate honor
this week from the City of Lynchburg.
McBride, a native of Roanoke, spent 9 years in Lynchburg working at several
different golf courses.
And earlier this week he was inducted into the Central Virginia golf hall of
fame. He's one of four men to receive the honor.
IN Q=:That's my...
((BILLY MCBRIDE/CENTRAL VIRGINIA HALL OF FAMER: ))
SUPER=01-Billy McBride/Central Virginia Hall Of Famer; :
OUT Q=...BESTOWED THIS."
Roanoker Chip Sullivan shot an even par round of 71 today in Rye, New York
during the first round of the Buick Classic.
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And at least for one day, Chip can say he beat Tiger Woods.
Tiger, who struggled at the U.S. Open last week in Maryland, shot a one over
IN Q="I'm right...
((TIGER WOODS/ROUND OF 72 TODAY:))
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Round of 72 Today;:00
OUT Q=...CAN GET HOT."
And finally tonight, the NBA draft is set for next Wednesday, and a record
number of underclassmen have declared themselves eligible for this year's
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Along with the college players, is this young man, Tracy McGrady, the top
high school player in the country last season.
McGrady, who just graduated from Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham has
made himself eligible for the draft.
He is a likely first round selection.
And the Adidas shoe company has so much faith in his future, that it has signed
him to a $12 million dollar endorsement contract to wear Adidas apparel.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at Eleven
we'll talk to a local country music singer trying to make it big.
His name is Chuck Love. And, while he's reaching for stardom a little later
in life, he's still optimistic about his chances.
We'll have that story, along with the latest news, weather, and sports
tonight on News 7 at 11.
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