A Roanoke man was shot during a traffic dispute at a city intersection last
And a 20-year-old court case brings abortion into the Virginia Attorney
Tonight in sports, Express GM Pierre Paiement talks about the loss of three
key veterans, George Lynch talks to area kids about the proper way to talk,
Greg Sacks leads second round winston cup qualifying,
And the Commonwealth Games are showcasing some master division swimmers this
weekend, over at Fallon Park Pool.
Indoors was the place to be...
A Severe Thunderstorm in Roanoke County-- and a flash flood warning.
And we may see more scattered storms throughout the evening.
The Forecast details coming up.
Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
A two-decade old legal brief has Democrat Bill Dolan on the defensive in the
race for Attorney General.
The issue is abortion.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Republican Mark Earley
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Virginia Beach.
((Republican Mark Earley saved the best for last in the pair's first debate
-- citing a 1977 legal brief where Dolan defended a group of abortion clinic
((MARK EARLEY: HE SAID THAT IT WAS AN UNDISPUTED SCIENTIFIC FACT THAT LIFE
BEGINS FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION. AND THAT THE SUPREME COURT WAS WRONG IN
1973. I COULD GO ON AND ON. QUITE FRANKLY, HE WAS MORE ELOQUENT THAN I HAVE
((BILL DOLAN: THOSE WERE NOT MY VIEWS. THOSE WERE THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE
THAT I WAS REPRESENTING. AND I COULD ADVOCATE THOSE WITHOUT ANY HESITATION IN
((BILL DOLAN: MY POSITION AS A PERSON HAS NEVER CHANGED IT IS A DIFFERENT
SUBJECT FOR SOMEONE WHO IS AN ACTIVE PRACTICING CATHOLIC. IT IS A VERY
DIFFICULT SUBJECT. BUT I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEM WITH PUBLIC POLICY.))
His stance, he says, has always been for abortion rights.
Earley says the passion in his wording of the legal brief belies that.
((MARK EARLEY: AND I WOULD SAY TO MY FRIEND BILL DOLAN, I HAVE NOT CHANGED MY
POSITION FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICS.))
The Earley-Dolan match-up is now officially eleven days old...and more
interesting every day.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Virginia Beach.))
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire
Virginia's Lieutenant Governor is promising to take a closer look at the
use file tape S-Beyer, 97-35; 5-Beyer, 597-23
In a letter released today, Don Beyer states that he will "look closely at
the terms of the agreement" to protect the interests of the Commonwealth.
He also said the impact of the settlement may affect Virginia more than any
However, he added that the settlement is a victory for the future health of
the children of Virginia.
Some sporting events might also take a hit if the deal tobacco manufacturers
made with the states is approved.
Winston Cup Racing is the most visible tobacco industry sponsorship in the
R-J Reynolds of North Carolina reportedly puts 25 to 30 (m) million dollars
into motorsports advertising and promotion, and is the primary sponsor of
NASCAR's Winston Cup series.
Winston billboards and giveaways are prominent at most race tracks.
Yesterday, NASCAR released a statement saying the company feels it's too
early to tell what the agreement will mean to racing.
It also referred to NASCAR's 30 year relationship with R-J Reynolds as
However it did point out that NASCAR existed long before tobacco company
A Roanoke man is in critical condition following a shooting in the Southeast
section of the city.
Police say 26-year-old Leon Lawrence Cochran was shot in the neck last night
during a traffic dispute.
The argument supposedly began at a nearby fast food restaurant.
Police say Cochran followed 18-year-old Roger Wayne Wright to the
intersection of Mountain Road and 8th Street.
Investigators say Cochran walked up to Wright's car and punched him.
They say that's when Wright allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Cochran.
Wright is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm during a
Roanoke residents and public safety workers partied the day away in Raleigh
The civic league puts on the annual bash to show appreciation to the men and
women who protected their neighborhood.
The event is a chance for citizens to interact with police, climb on fire
trucks and pet the police ponies.
Everyone is invited to take part in the cookout and enjoy the tunes.
IN Q=LAST YEAR WE
((BRENDA MCDANIEL/GREATER RALEIGH COURT CIVIC LEAGUE: LAST YEAR WE MOVED IT
DOWN TO THE BUSINESS AREA SO WE COULD BRING SOME ATTENTION AND VITALITY TO THE
BUSINESS FOLKS. THEY'RE VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SO WE WANTED
TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE APART OF THIS FESTIVAL.))
SUPER=01-Brenda McDaniel/Greater Raleigh Court Civic League;
OUT Q=A PART OF THIS FESTIVAL
This is the sixth public safety day the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League
They say it's a great way to build community spirit.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6...
a bug in a popular web browser may allow others to steal files from your
That's coming up next on Web Watch but first let's check in with Andrew
Freiden for a weekend weather update.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Residents of the Timberlake community celebrated a new beginning today.
Two years ago flood waters washed out the dam destroying the lake.
But as Denise Allen reports residents are celebrating a job well done and
honoring a fallen hero.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./June 1995;
SUPER=01-Tom McCraw/Timberlake Homeowners Assn.; QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Doug Washington/Timberlake Homeowners Assn.;
OUT Q=News 7
((The monument marks the spot for all to remember---
The original dam was built in 1926 and was destroyed by flood waters on June
22nd of '95.
Rescue worker Carter Martin died that night.
He was trying to save a flood victim when the dam broke and rushing water
capsized his boat.
The dam was rebuilt last November
and the tragedy of losing one of their own has taught this community an
IN Q=PULLING TOGETHER
((TOM MCCRAW/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSN: PULLING TOGETHER. YOU CAN'T DO IT
OUT Q=IT ALONE
Members of the homeowners association say it took long hours and a lot of
teamwork to restore the beauty of the lake.
IN Q=IT WAS A MULTI
((DOUG WASHINGTON/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSN: IT WAS MULTI-LEVEL FUNDING.
PART OF IT WAS CASH CONTRIBUTIONS, PART OF IT WAS MONIES WE HAD GOTTEN FOR A
LOW INTEREST LOAN FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND A LOT OF IT WAS A
DRIVE FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY BUSINESSES.))
OUT Q=LOCAL COMMUNITY BUSINESSES
Residents are enjoying the lake now but to get to this point 64-thousand
cubic yards of sediment were removed.
The lake has since been restocked with 28-thousand fish and more are on the
The new dam is state of the art--broader than the old one, with a spillway
which is designed to carry water as soon as the lake goes one foot above
Association members say the culmination of all their hard work is a fitting
tribute to Carter Martin.
IN Q=he's the epidemny
((HE'S THE EPITOME OF WORKING FOR COMMUNITY AND HE PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE
EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR US AND WE ADMIRE THAT.))
OUT Q=we admire that
Washington says Martin's spirit continues to inspire the community.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Netscape is moving to fix a security flaw in it's web browsers... but it
appears the flaw may be less serious than first reported.
More on that, on this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=The bug affects
SUPER=01-Angela Edwards/Sega; :45
((The bug affects Netscape versions 2 and 3, and Communicator version 4.
It can allow a website operator to take files off your hard drive...BUT ONLY
if he knows the exact file name, and the exact location of the file.
Netscape says it's fixed the problem in its new release...
If you're using old versions, the Netscape site also tells you how to set
your browser preferences to warn you if someone tries to take information from
Some video games are moving onto the internet... At this week's E-3 show in
Atlanta, Sega is featuring Net-link, which allows game players to go on-line
and play each other.
The company says it's attracting more girls to gaming.
IN Q=Girls love to
((ANGELA EDWARDS/SEGA; GIRLS LOVE TO GO ON-LINE, AND THE ON-LINE NETWORK GAMING
HAS BECOME REALLY POPULAR WITH WOMEN, AND GIRLS ALIKE.))
OUT Q=girls alike
The international Red Cross is turning to the Web to raise money... not by
requesting donations, but through a lottery.
However, there's a big question over who can play and who can't. Local laws
apply, and in some countries, playing the game is illegal.
For more information about these sites, click on Webwatch, on the WDBJ7 web
site, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-COM.))
Coming up next on News 7 at Six,
A Bedford girl isn't turning any heads in the fashion world, at least not
But, her designs are making waves in men's fashions here in the Roanoke
We'll have more on that story later on News 7 at Six, but first here's a
look at your weekend stocks.
[Bassett Fur/ Bedford Bancshares/Dimon/ETS]
[Main Bankshares/ Optical Cable/ Pulaski Furn./ Roanoke Elec. Steel]
[Roanoke Gas/ Stanley Furn/Tultex/Valley Bank]
She may not be ready to take the fashion world by storm yet, but she is
helping to lighten-up men's wear.
Stacey Martin explains.
IN Q=I think it
SUPER=07-Kathy Glover; :00
SUPER=01-Megan Glover/Young Artist; :26
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke
SOT 14.22.07 - 14.22.13
IN Q=I THINK IT
((KATHY GLOVER: I THINK IT WAS HER DAD WHO SAID MEGAN, WE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU
LAST NIGHT AND WE SHOWED IT TO HER AND SHE WENT UP TO HER ROOM WITH IT.))
OUT Q=room with it.
((And, after thirty minutes her daughter Megan completed the application for
a tie-designing contest-- and handed in what became a winning entry, or
Her version of the tie design included only one picture of the sun--but
after some touching up from an art designer--"Summer Fun" as Megan calls it,
made its debut.
SOT 14.10.03 - 14.10.09
IN Q=I think it
((MEGAN GLOVER/YOUNG ARTIST: I THINK IT JUST LIKE CAME TO ME. IT WAS JUST
THINKING ABOUT WHAT TO DRAW AND IT WAS JUST AN IDEA.))
OUT Q=just an idea.
Megan said coming up with the design was no big deal--and after all at age
12 she was doing what she does best--creating artwork.
And, she has past projects to prove it--watercolor designs, charcoal
pictures and even self-portraits.
But, this was the biggest reward yet she's received for her work. And, it's
a feeling she can get used to.
SOT 14.10.36 - 14.10.39
IN Q=It feels
((MEGAN GLOVER/YOUNG ARTIST: IT FEELS PRETTY GOOD.))
OUT Q=pretty good.
The tie-designing contest she entered was a joint effort by Savant Men's
Apparel Division and Save the Children--a non-profit group helping youngsters
Young winners get a 500 dollar savings bond and more importantly bragging
SOT 15.55.38 - 15.56.56
IN Q=This Belk Department
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THIS BELK DEPARTMENT STORE IS JUST ONE OF MANY
THROUGHOUT THE AREA FEATURING DESIGNS FROM 17 OF THE CONTEST WINNERS FROM
AROUND THE COUNTRY. EVERY TIME A TIE IS SOLD 5 PERCENT OF THE PROFIT GOES TO
SAVE THE CHILDREN. BUT SHOPPERS BEWARE, THEY'RE GOING AS FAST AS THEY COME.
STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.
Tonight on News 7 sports, Pierre Paiement reacts to the loss of three of the
Express's top players, the Commonwealth games are all wet today, Sacks has
second round qualifying in the bag,
And George Lynch's wraps up his week long basketball camp, but not before
teaching his campers how to talk the talk.
The Roanoke Express knew it was bound to lose a few of its veteran players
before next season in order to get down to the league limit of four.
But the team didn't expect to lose all three to teams in Europe.
General Manager Pierre Paiement confirmed this afternoon that defenseman
Michael Smith, and wingers Jeff Jablonski and Ilya Dubkov will not be back next
season, instead they have chosen to play in Europe.
IN Q="This is not...
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :00
OUT Q=...YEAR PLAYERS."
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
Paiement, who was washing cars this afternoon in Roanoke Co. with the Junior
Express roller bladers, says fan should expect a number of other veterans back.
OUT Q=...A DONE DEAL."
The 1997 Commonwealth Games of Virginia really don;t get cranked up until the
middle of next month, but today the always popular Masters swimming event
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fallon Park Pool; :00
began two days worth of competition over in Southeast Roanoke at Fallon Park
The Masters swimming accepts all comers ages 19 to 90.
They are broken down into five different age groups, and some big time
swimmers are out looking for medals.
IN Q="We have...
((ROBERT HATCHER/MASTERS SWIMMING DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Robert Hatcher/Masters Swimming Director; :00
OUT Q=...MASTERS' COMPETITION."
Hatcher, himself set a world record in these games several years ago.
The Masters' swimming continues tomorrow morning from nine to Noon at fallon
Greg Sacks led second round qualifying for tomorrow's California 500.
SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/espn2; :00
Sacks is subbing for the injured Robbie Gordon in the Coors Chevy.
And his speed today was over a half a mile an hour quicker than the speed
pole sitter Joe Nemechek posted yesterday.
Here's how the back end of the field stacks up.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Greg Sacks/183.753/27. Hut Stricklin//28. Mike Skinner//29.
Sterling Marlin//30. Bobby Hamilton//;
SUPER=0107-31. Morgan Shepherd//32. Dave Marcis//33. Jerry Nadeau//34. David
Green//35. John Andretti//;
SUPER=0107-36. Brett Bodine//37. Rick Mast//38. Kyle Petty//39. Ricky
Rudd/Prov/40. Ward Burton/Prov/;
SUPER=0107-41. Steve Grissom/Prov/42. Dick Trickle/Prov/;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Kenny Wallace, your pole winner at Martinsville in April, failed to make the
Vancouver Grizzlies star George Lynch wrapped up his 7th annual Hometown
basketball camp yesterday at William Fleming high school, but not before
joining forces with Your Hometown Station for a little classroom experience.
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzlies Forward; :17
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Summer 1988; 1:19
OUT Q=...WAS MY DECISION."
(( George took his 100 campers inside the school's auditorium for a little off
the court instruction yesterday.
The campers were given tips on how to handle themselves during an interview
style conversation, whether it be on TV, in the classroom or at home.
((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FORWARD:))
George says his own past experiences from his teenage years up through this
past season inspired him to offer this advice to the kids.
George has always been mature beyond his years in front of the camera. Even
in the summer of 1988 after making the controversial decision to leave PH for
Flint Hill, he was a very composed 17 year old.))
The Roanoke Valley horse show's big climax, the $50 thousand dollar Grand
Prix is set for 6:30 tonight at the Salem Civic Center.
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00
But last night the horse show went to the dogs in the $250 dollar jack
Russell Terrier races, that attracted owners and dogs of all sizes, shapes and
The terriers went through 1 practice heat and four rounds of heated
competition before "Marvelous Myron" took home first place for his owner Megan
She says the first place money will help pay some of his vet bills.
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