North Roanoke deals with the aftermath of yesterday's flash floods... one
neighborhood says enough's enough.
And a passenger jet makes an emergency landing at the Roanoke Airport.
In sports; who won the inaugural california 500? we will have the
highlights, the Express reassures it's fans on some player moves,
and speaking of moving; the Wrath continues to roll over opponents.
A few thunderstorms popped up this afternoon...
The forecast for tomorrow has more hot conditions, but it'll be less humid.
All the details are ahead.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport
Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
A Delta jet had to make an emergency landing this morning at the Roanoke
The plane was flying from Dulles airport near Washington to Atlanta when an
engine fire warning light flashed on.
The seven-27 was only 14-miles from Roanoke at the time and landed just
after eight this morning.
Another Delta jet was flown in to take the 108 passengers to Atlanta.
A brief inspection showed no problems with the aircraft.
Thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain on Salem yesterday afternoon.
And while some residents on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke, didn't see a drop
the run-off swamped their property.
A creek bordering Leslie Lane jumped its banks.
Residents say drainage ditches need to be installed to handle run-off from
the nearby construction of Peters Creek Road extension.
IN Q=I've never seen
((JOSEPH SAUNDERS/RESIDENT: I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THIS BAD PRIOR TO THIS
CONSTRUCTION. NOW IS THE WORST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN IT.))
OUT Q= EVER SEEN IT
Saunders says since construction began the water has risen several times,
eating away more of his property each time.
City officials say the project is being handled by the Virginia Department
V-DOT officials were not available for comment.
Swelling creeks were just one of the many problems caused by the yesterday's
Business owners on Peters Creek hurried to save their inventory from rising
This car dealer rushed to move vehicles before high water could cause
Officials closed two lanes of Peters Creek Road for several hours because of
Homes on North Ridge Road also fell victim to the storm as residents sought
help in ridding their basements of water.
Rushing water from creeks planted this basketball goal on the roof of a
The weather kept rescue workers busy but no injuries or serious damage was
A federal judge will consider a motion for a temporary restraining order on
the state's new parental notification law.
The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Lynchburg.
use file tape Parental-Note, 97-5
Governor Allen signed the bill into law in March after vetoing a similar
measure in 1994.
use file tape E-Parental-Notification, 97-35;
Since that time, groups including Planned Parenthood have challenged the
Tuesday's challenge is being brought by a group of physicians.
Doctors who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor
carrying a 500 dollar fine.
The Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership will receive about
570-thousand dollars from the state next school year if current enrollment
projections hold steady.
use video from E-VWIL, 96-110; P-VWIL, 96-98
That's 74-hundred-64 dollars for each of its students who live in the
This will mark the third year that the state has committed tuition
subsidies for in-state students in the V-W-I-L program.
The program began at Mary Baldwin College as part of a failed battle to keep
women out of the Virginia Military Institute, which is a public school.
Debate now centers on whether Mary Baldwin, a private college,
should continue to receive public funds.
A plan to punish Virginia schools where students can't make the grade could
be the toughest in the nation.
use file tape from E-Homework-Hotline 97-38, Roanoke-School, 96-59;
The plan proposes pulling state accreditation at schools where more than 30
percent of the students fail new state tests.
The Virginia Board of Education tentatively approved the plan this month.
The board will take a final vote in September.
National education analysts say Virginia may be the first state to link a
school's student test scores and accreditation.
Last week we told you about the run down conditions of Chattam Hills
Management has been working on the repairs all week.
But as Denise Allen reports more problems have surfaced.
IN Q=This is Vivian
SUPER=01-Vivian Price/Resident; :08
SUPER=01-Dana Walker/Hall Associates; :26
SUPER=01-Anita Powell/Resident; QUICK!! :35
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 14; :40
SUPER=01-Joyce Gardner/Resident; :47
OUT Q=News 7
((This is Vivian Price's apartment.
Her stove does not work, the kitchen floor has worn away and water leaks
from her bathroom ceiling.
IN Q=I do have a
((VIVIAN PRICE/RESIDENT: I DO HAVE A PROBLEM OF KIDNEY STONES. SO I HAVE TO
DRINK A LOT. SO THAT REALLY MAKES IT KIND OF A MESS FOR ME.))
OUT Q=MESS FOR ME
Price told her neighbors about these problems after seeing News 7's story
Since then the property management company has been on site to improve the
IN Q=WE HAD COMPLETED
((DANA WALKER/HALL ASSOCIATES: WE HAD COMPLETED ALL OF THE CIR CONDITIONING
REQUIREMENTS, ALL OF THE PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS INVOLVING LEAKS INTO TENANTS
OUT Q=INTO TENANTS APARTMENTS
IN Q=i think it's
((ANITA POWELL/RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S PUTTING A BAND AID ON A BROKEN LEG.))
OUT Q=ON A BROKEN LEG
Maintenance workers fixed the hot water problem in Joyce Gardner's
And management has promised to return to stop water from seeping into her
IN Q=we found out
((JOYCE GARDNER/RESIDENT: WE FOUND OUT WHEN THEY DID IT LAST YEAR THEY DIDN'T
HOOK THE PIPE BACK UP SO EVERYBODY'S WATER WHEN THEY PUT ON THE AIR CONDITIONER
COMES DOWN IN MINE.))
OUT Q=DOWN IN MINE
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MAINTENANCE CREWS ALSO CLEANED UP THE GROUNDS IN ADDITION
TO CATCHING UP ON THE DAY TO DAY MAINTENANCE.
BUT THE LARGER REPAIRS SUCH AS FIXING THESE STEPS ARE ON HOLD, MOST LIKELY
UNTIL THE PROPERTY IS SOLD.
IN Q=THERE ARE LIMITED
((WALKER: THERE ARE LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THESE LARGER CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS. THE ESTATE IS NOT REALLY IN THE POSITION TO GO BORROW THE MONEY
TO DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS.))
OUT Q=DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS
Maintenance workers say Vivian Price will have to move into a vacant
apartment in the complex before they can repair her unit.
Her neighbors say they'll help her move.
And they say they're optimistic the repairs will happen and prepared to make
sure things improve.
Denise Allen News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6...
Len Besthoff gives a round-up of the week's business news including a new
fast food chain that's making its way to the Roanoke Valley.
But, first an update on the weekend weather forecast with Andrew Freiden.
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During the 1995 elections, many criticized candidates for the House of
Delegates for spending too much.
Now, two years later candidates are apparently going to spend even more by
November. From January through May, House candidates raised more than 2.8
million dollars, up 12 percent from the same period in 1995.
Political analysts say fund-raising started earlier this year because the
competition for money includes candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney
general and governor.
Construction is underway in ValleyPointe for two new office buildings.
A ground breaking ceremony was held last week at the building site of Valley
Liberty Property Trust is building the facility which will offer 57-thousand
square feet of office space.
I-T-T is the facility's first tenant.
The company will move its administrative, engineering, sales and other
offices to the location.
IN Q=Growth is really
((PAUL GRALNICK/ITT PRESIDENT: GROWTH IS REALLY UPON US...WE THINK WE'RE GOING
TO GROW 25 PERCENT OR MORE IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS..OUR COMMITTMENT HERE IS TO
GROW EVEN BEYOND THAT))
SUPER=01-Paul Gralnick/ITT President;
OUT Q=even beyond that
Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge says this will promote economic
growth in the county.
IN Q=If we can
((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IF WE CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE
THIS FOR OUR PEOPLE TO WORK..AND OUR COMPANIES TO GROW..THEN WE CAN HELP MAKE
THIS WHOLE VALLEY SUCCESSFUL ))
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator
OUT Q=valley successful
The facility is expected to open in December.
A rough week for a retailer in Roanoke and Lynchburg, plus a potentially
costly mixup for a Henry County company.
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's News-7 Business Review.
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(ANCHOR TAG/ANCHOR TAG/ANCHOR TAG)
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
Crenshaws Electronics and Appliance stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg were
closed earlier in the week while a major lender repossessed a large chunk of
Deutsche Financial Services says the troubled North Carolina chain owes it
more than 300- thousand- dollars.
If you like the Arby's fast food chain, there's good news...Arby's likes you
A franchisee plans to open a regional headquarters in the Roanoke Valley,
with plans to build nearly a dozen new locations in the area.
Ticket prices may be on the rise at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
The airport commission says a three- dollar- per- passenger price hike would
help pay for improvements.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average gained 14 points.
The Nasdaq Composite ended the week up 24 ticks.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
In other business news, Bassett Furniture has launched an independent
investigation into its bedding division because of a mixup involving two major
J-C-Penney and Levitz Furniture recently received mattresses and boxsprings
from Bassett that were of lesser specifications than the ones they ordered.
Coming up next on News 7 at Six,
we'll take you on a ride along the James River in celebration of an old
More on that coming up next but first 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]
The twelfth annual James River Batteau Festival wrapped up its eight-day
adventure yesterday near Richmond.
The 138-mile journey on the James took the flat-bottom boats from Lynchburg
to Maidens Landing.
Last week videographer Rob Monroe spent a day aboard The Governor Henry as
it traveled from Bent Creek to Wingina.
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Thomas/Governor Henry Captain; :33
SUPER=01-Susie Huffman/Governor Henry Crew; :45
SUPER=01-Dean Wray/Governor Henry Crew; 1:37
SUPER=01-Bob Hughes/Governor Henry Crew; 1:45
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; 2:01
OUT Q=Not too much work. (laughs)
(( THE BATTEAU WAS INVENTED ON THE JAMES RIVER IN AMHERST COUNTY I BELIEVE TO
TRANSPORT TOBACCO TO RICHMOND BEFORE THERE WERE ANY ROADS.
I DID A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH. OH, THIS ONE'S AS AUTHENTIC AS THEY COME.
THEY WERE USED HEAVILY IN THE LATER PART OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY UP UNTIL
ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND WERE PHASED OUT AS THE CANAL WAS
BUILT AND WENT AWAY COMPLETELY WHEN THE RAILROADS WERE BUILT.
BUT BOAT BUILDERS DID NOT BUILD THESE BOATS BACK IN THE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS,
JUST WHOEVER THEY HAD ON THE PLANTATION -- PROBABLY IN MOST CASES SLAVES.
I IMAGINE FOR THE SLAVES THAT THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER DETAILS THAT YOU
COULD PULL. I IMAGINE THIS WAS THE CLOSEST TO THE SENSE OF FREEDOM THEY GOT.
LET'S GIVE US A LITTLE FORWARD PUSH NOW. KEEP THE MOMENTUM UP. LET'S STAND
BY FOR A BUMP. BUMP!
AS YOU HAVE SEEN ALREADY THIS RIVER IS LOUSY WITH ROCKS. YOU CAN'T SEE THEM
UNTIL YOU'RE RIGHT ON TOP OF THEM. SOME SITUATIONS YOU'RE JUST GOING TO END
UP IN THE WATER PUSHING. READY? HEAVE!
LAST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT THREE FEET MORE WATER THAN WE DO THIS YEAR.
HE CAN AVOID THE ROCKS WITH THE FRONT SWEEP AND THEN I BRING THE REAR END
AROUND TO MISS THEM. AND WE CAN MANEUVER IT PRETTY GOOD IN SWIFT WATER.
POLING ON THE GOVERNOR IS ONLY A NECESSARY EVIL AND NOT A COMMON PRACTICE.
HISTORY, FRIENDSHIP, BEING ABLE TO RELAX AND GET AWAY FROM THE RAT RACE.
WE HAVE REALLY FORMED A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP HERE. THIS IS THE BEST GROUP OF
PEOPLE I'VE EVER GOTTEN INVOLVED IN.
IT IS FUN. IT'S A LOT OF WORK BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN. NOT TOO MUCH WORK.
The Governor Henry is based in Franklin County. It was one of over twenty
batteau taking part in the festival.
The Wrath plays a double headed at Victory Stadium today; we'll take you
there, the california 500 has a strong debut,
and matinee madness swept major league diamonds today as the Orioles iron
man reaches another milestone.
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise, Jeff Gordon won again toda. The Rainbow
warrior won the gasoline battle to win the inuagural California 500 today for
his 7th victory of the season.
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Joe Nemecheck started on the pole for the first race at the 2 mile track.
Nemechek did hold his position on the first lap but would soon drop back in the
Gordon did not waist much time in taking his first lead in the race. About
10 laps in; the Dupont Chevrolet driver goes to the inside of Wally Dallenbach.
The first caution of the day came out when Hut Stricklin spun the Circuit
City Ford in turn four. He was not injured.
Through about 175 of 250 laps; there were 16 lead changes and 4 cautions.
Last week winner at Michigan ernie Irvan was knocked out of the race because of
No trouble for Gordon though, as he crusies to the win; taking the
checkered flag for the 7th time this season.
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/7th Win of Season; :00
OUT Q=did a good job
In soccer; the Wrath is playing a double header today. In the opener;
Roanoke topped Team America 4-nothing.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Team America vs. Wrath; :00
It was a a hot one at Victory Stadium as the Wrath battled the Northern
Roanoke led 1-nothing in the first half on Gavin Spooner's goal in the ninth
minute. Grayson Prilliman made the count 2-nothing Roanoke on this tally; nice
shot by the former Roanoke College star.
The Wrath wins the first game 4-nothing to improve to 6 and OH on the season.
The score would have been worse if not for some heady play by the Team America
((GAVIN SPOONER/2 GOALS TODAY:))
((GRAYSON PRILLIMAN/1 GOAL, 1 ASSISTS TODAY:))
SUPER=01-Gavin Spooner/Scored 2 Goals Today; :00
SUPER=01-Grayson Prilliman/1 Goal, 1 Assists Today; :08
OUT Q=...second half
In game two, the Wrath is playing Bellmont United. Right now Roanoke leads
With the departure of Jeff Jablonski, Michael Smith, and Ilja Dubkov; Express
head coach Frank Anzalone will again be forced to do what he does best; work
tirelessly to put a playoff team on the ice. And while some fans might have
reason to be alarmed; Roanoke management has a reassuring message.
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :00
OUT Q=...this year again."
THE Orioles continued their domination on the AL east today by grounding
the Blue Jays 5-2 for the Birds 48th win of the season.
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The iron one, Cal Ripken drove in two runs and hit his 500th and 500 and
1st career doubles to lead the O's over the Jays. His two bagger in the 5the
scores brady Anderson; 3-2 Birds.
Jefferey Hammonds also contributed a two run homer in the top of the 7th; 5-2
Orioles and that's your final as Baltimore is just two wins away from 50 on the
To the national league where Atlanta tied a Braves record for homeruns in an
inning as they exploded for 12 runs to beat Philadelphia.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Braves vs. Phillies; :00
Bad things come in threes and the third inning is when the eruption
occurred. Nine runs to be exact. Chipper Jones connects on his 10th homer of
the season4-3 braves.
Fred McGriff goes Yard as well. Michael Tucker also gives the Phillie fans a
nice souvenir as did Jeff Blauser. Braves top Philadelphia 12-5.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Marlins vs. Expos; :00
In other national league action; the Florida Marlins beat Montreal
2-nothing; but no one could take away David Segui great diving catch. But his
Expos still lose; now the numbers.
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