Coming up next on News 7 at Six, a new law in Virginia says you'd better
buckle up your kids...
And the fight in Vegas you HAVEN'T heard about, that sent 40 people to the
In sports, Highlights from today's Busch and Truck Races Mike Tyson tries to
bite his way to the Heavyweight championship.
And the Durham Bulls beat the Salem Avalanche at Memorial Stadium this
Clouds should thicken tomorrow, but the heavy rain will hold off until
Details and a first look at the Independence Day forecast coming up.
At least forty people were hospitalized in Las Vegas last night in the
chaos that followed the now infamous Tyson-Holyfield fight.
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Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear
in the third round.
The chaos in the ring was contagious... A fight in the crowd sent thousands
of fans stampeding out of the M-G-M Grand fight pavilion, injuring several in
IN Q=a fight broke out
((POLICE OFFICER; A FIGHT BROKE OUT OF SOME SORT, PEOPLE THOUGHT SHOTS WERE
FIRED, THERE WERE REPORTS OF PEOPLE HAVING GUNS AND A STAMPEDE OCCURRED.
STAMPEDE VICTIM; EVERYBODY STARTED RUNNING AND WE WERE TRYING TO GET OF OF THE
WAY AND I GOT THROWN AGAINST A WALL. ))
OUT Q=thrown against a wall
Coming up in sports, Roy Stanley will have more highlights from the fight,
including video of the actual biting incident... and reaction from both
An accident yesterday afternoon in Campbell County took the life of a
State Police say 49-year-old Alfred Spinner lost control of his Dodge Omni
on Route 6-09 near Pettigrew Drive.
Police say Spinner ran off the leftside of the road, the car overturned and
he was thrown from the vehicle.
It happened around four yesterday afternoon.
Spinner died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
A Bedford man is in critical condition today at Roanoke Memorial Hospital
after being shot late last night.
The shooting happened in Boty Camp in Bedford County at about midnight.
28-year old Rodney Craighead was arguing with a man at a party when the
suspect pulled out a gun and shot him.
The suspect--21-year old Dewayne (Dee-Wayne) Timothy of Lynchburg is a
Police later arrested him and charged him with malicious wounding.
Firefighters in Rockbridge County are battling a forest fire at this hour.
The fire began this afternoon north of Robertson Gap in the Buena Vista
Five fire companies are now fighting the blaze in the George Washington
Officials say no houses are threatened at the moment, but rugged terrain is
hampering efforts to put out the fire.
The former director of the State Council of Higher Education says he's
concerned about the future of education in the Commonwealth.
use file tape from Allen-Davies, 97-19; E-Davies, 97-21;
Gordon Davies criticized the Allen Administration for backing away from
financial aid and promoting a plan to extend the state freeze on tuition.
Davies says the plan will only help
students who are already able to afford college.
He's also critical about the movement to eliminate affirmative action in
Davies was forced out of his job
two months ago after 20 years of service.
Starting Tuesday, children ages four to 15 will be required to wear seat
belts when riding in vehicles.
use file tape from Teen-Drivers, 96-50; Teen Drivers, 96-49;
The new state law holds drivers responsible if kids aren't buckled up.
Under the existing law, children under four already are required to be
put in child safety seats.
But state troopers say the new law
is needed to help prevent child deaths in car accidents.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X say their blueprint for carving up Conrail..
use file tape from S-Rail-Merger, 97-3; 7E-N-S, 97-16;
will mean improved service across the East.
But they also acknowledge there will be winners and losers among
the region's shippers.
James W. McClellan--Vice President for Norfolk Southern said it is
unrealistic to expect the merger to benefit all carriers equally.
Many renters don't know their rights and live in apartments that are in a
state of dis-repair.
There is help out there.
As Denise Allen reports tenants have several legal avenues they can pursue
when trying to make their apartments a better place to live.
IN Q=Vivian Price says
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SUPER=01-Vivian Price/Chattam Hills Tenant; :12
SUPER=01-Wesley White/Housing Authority Development Dir.; :39
SUPER=01-David Beidler/Legal Aide; 1:21
OUT Q=News 7
(( Vivian Price says she can't remember a time during the last eight years
when her stove WORKED.
She and other residents of Chattam Hills Apartments have in some cases been
waiting years for plumbing and appliance repairs.
IN Q=i'm not a
((VIVIAN PRICE/CHATTAM HILLS RESIDENTS: I'M NOT A COMPLAINER. I JUST DO THE
BEST I CAN WITH WHAT I'VE GOT.))
OUT Q=WHAT I'VE GOT
But to get repairs done Legal Aide attorneys and housing officials say you
NEED to complain.
First they say notify your landlord of the problems in writing and keep a
copy of the letter for yourself.
Many residents at Chattam Hills receive help with their rent through Section
Housing officials say if your landlord doesn't respond to the written
request in a timely fashion the housing authority may be able to help.
IN Q=WE CAN EITHER
((WESLEY WHITE/HOUSING AUTHORITY DEVELOPMENT DIR.: WE CAN EITHER WRITE THE
LANDLORD AND TELL HIM SINCE HE HASN'T DONE THIS WE'RE GOING TO WITH HOLD HIS
PAYMENT OR IF THE TENANT ISN'T SATISFIED AND IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME WE CAN ALSO
ALLOW THE TENANT TO MOVE.))
OUT Q=TENANT TO MOVE
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: DEPENDING ON THE PROBLEM YOU CAN ALSO CALL THE BUILDING
INSPECTORS OFFICE OR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND REQUEST AN INSPECTION.
LEGALLY A TENANT CAN FILE A LAW SUIT CALLED A TENANT'S ASSERTION OF RIGHTS.
NO ATTORNEY IS NEEDED.
THE TENANT JUST GOES TO GENERAL DISTRICT COURT CLERK AND FILLS OUT A FORM
ASKING THE COURT TO ORDER THE LANDLORD TO MAKE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS.
IN Q=AT THE SAME TIME
((DAVID BEIDLER/LEGAL AIDE: AT THE SAME TIME THEY START PAYING THEIR RENT TO
THE COURT WHICH GIVES THE TENANT SOME LEVERAGE AGAINST THE LANDLORD CAUSE
SUDDENLY THE LANDLORD NO LONGER IS RECEIVING ITS RENT.))
OUT Q=RECEIVING ITS RENT
The court then determines if the landlord has violated the lease or any
Denise Allen News 7.))
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we'll have a "Quick" talk with a new beauty queen as she begins her reign.
We'll tell you about her upcoming plans and her efforts to help local
But first, an update on the weekend weather with Andrew Freiden.
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Some patients in Danville are choosing to stay in the hospital longer than
they need to these days, but it's not because they're sick.
Tina Tenret explains.
IN Q= Patients without
SUPER=01-Monroe Patterson/Service Credit Program Dir.; :19
SUPER=01-Sandra Tate/Former Patient; :46
OUT Q=News 7, Danville
((Many patients who come to hospitals for treatment leave with huge bills
because they lack medical insurance.
But, the Service Credit Program at Danville Regional Medical Center is
helping them pay off their debt.
Here uninsured patients can pay off their bills by earning six dollars an
hour for yard work, filing, data entry or retail.
IN Q=I think
((MONROE PATTERSON/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: I THINK THIS REGION HAS A HIGH PERCENTAGE
OF WORK ETHICS. PEOPLE ARE REALLY COMMITTED AND WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING
ABOUT THE DEBTS THEY INCUR.))
OUT Q=debts they incur
Patterson pioneered the program two years ago.
Patients build their own schedules but Patterson says they also build job
Sandra Tate volunteered for eighteen months after she was hospitalized for a
She then turned her experience into a full-time job.
IN Q=When it was
((SANDRA TATE/FORMER PATIENT: WHEN IT WAS ALMOST TIME FOR MY PROGRAM TO END I
THOUGHT, WELL IT'S BEEN SUCH A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, ME WORKING UP THERE IN THE
HOSPITAL AND MEETING SO MANY PEOPLE I WOULD LOVE TO MAYBE GET A JOB OUT OF
OUT Q=out of it
People in this program never see a paycheck for their work.
Instead the money is applied directly to their debt.
But the payoff could be big...
After eighteen months of steady work, all remaining debt is forgiven.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville))
Salem police arrested two men in connection with a stolen dinosaur.
The fiberglass creature used to sit outside the Berglund Ford in Salem until
thieves stole it June 23rd.
Police found the dinosaur in an abandoned building along the 2700 block of
Back Creek Road in Roanoke County.
Officials arrested 21-year old Eon E. Hunsinger of Elliston and 22-year old
Timothy R. Hicks of Roanoke, Virginia in connection with the case.
They're both charged with grand larceny and face up to 20 years in prison if
there is an anchor tag!!
Mergers and acquisitions are making news from Roanoke, to Lynchburg to
Martinsville this week.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((An application by Norfolk Southern and C-S-X to jointly take over of
Conrail includes some good news for our area.
N-S is saying if the deal is approved, transfers could bring about 200 new
office jobs to Roanoke over a three year period.
The second purchase in two weeks by Wachovia of Winston Salem will make it
the largest bank in Virginia in terms of deposits.
People in Lynchburg will watch Wachovia's deal with Central Fidelity
closely, because Central Fidelity has a regional office employing roughly 600
The Belk department store chain, which took over Leggett last year, plans to
move its division headquarters out of Danville and South Boston.
Belk says Richmond is a more geographically favorable location for its new
MainStreet Bankgroup of Martinsville has made its first big move out of
It purchased Commerce Bank, a small bank out of College Park Maryland, in a
stock swap valued close to 15- million- dollars.
Pulaski Furniture has opened a new import-export center.
43 new employees in Pulaski will help the company handle its growing
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average lost 109 points.
The Nasdaq Composite ended the week down 9.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Also this week the defense side of Kollmorgen Motion Technologies in Radford
has received a one- million- dollar contract.
California- based Delco Defense Systems has ordered Kollmorgen's motion
control products for the turret systems on its light armored vehicles.
Coming up next on News 7 at Six,
card players gather at a local mall for a few games of magic.
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 second time was a charm for Kelli Quick.
Last year she was one of the finalist in the Miss Virginia Pageant.
Last NIGHT 20-year-old Miss Lynchburg Festival took the crown in the state
pageant at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Quick beat out 23 other women for the opportunity to represent Virginia at
the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
She says she'll spend the year preaching about community involvement.
IN Q=SO WHAT I'VE
((KELLI QUICK/MISS VIRGINIA: SO WHAT I'VE TRIED TO DO WITH MY COMMUNITY VALUES
SYSTEM AND VALUE STANDING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND LEADERS UNITING EFFORTS IS TO
ENCOURAGE CONCERNED CITIZENS AND BUSINESS LEADERS IN GETTING INVOLVED WITH
MENTORING PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH.))
SUPER=01-Kelli Quick/Miss Virginia;
OUT Q=PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
Quick is a senior at Emory and Henry College.
She'll receive 12-thousand dollars in scholarships, the free use of an
apartment in Roanoke and a car during her reign.
A State Champion will be crowned at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn.
More than 60 competitors showed up to try their hand at "Magic--The
The collectible card game is based on the fantasy world of wizards, goblins
It is the most popular game out selling Monopoly and Uno.
Developed in 1993 enthusiasts say it's fun because it requires the strategy
of chess, the bluffing skills of poker and some role playing aspects.
IN Q=THE POINT OF THE
((PETE HOEFLING/STAR CITY COMICS: THE POINT OF THE GAME IS TO DEFEAT YOUR
OPPONENT JUST AS IN CHESS. THERE'S A COUPLE OF WAYS OF DOING THAT THE MOST
COMMON TWO ARE TO EITHER CREATE A SITUATION WHERE YOUR OPPONENT IS UNABLE TO
DRAW A CARD OUT OF THE LIBRARY WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT IS REQUIRED EVERY TURN
OR REDUCE YOUR OPPONENT'S LIFE TOTAL FROM 20 DOWN TO ZERO.))
SUPER=01-Pete Hoefling/Star City Comics;
OUT Q=DOWN TO ZERO
The game has been translated into nine different languages.
Each card features original art and text which describes the card's power
and rules for the play of the card.
And coming up, The Avalanche comes up short in game two with Durham Jack
Sprague wins the Craftsman Truck Race.
And Mike Tyson faces suspension and may lose his purse for biting Evander
Holyfield in Last nights heavyweight title fight.
Mike Tyson's future in boxing is up in the air after a biting incident in
last nights title fight against Evander Holyfield. The Nevada Athletic
Commission suspended Tyson and withheld his estimated 30-million dollar purse.
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Last night in Las Vegas Tyson was disqualified in the third round for
biting W-B-A champion Evander Holyfield in the ear.
He did it twice the first time taking a chunk of Holyfields left ear and
then biting him again in the right ear.
IN Q="The whole thing...
((EVANDER HOLYFIELD/RETAINS WBA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: ))
SUPER=01-Evander Holyfield/Retains W-B-A Heavyweight Title; :00
OUT Q=.....didn't beat me."
Referee Mills Lane stopped the fight and Tyson blamed an early head but by
Holyfield for biting the champ.
IN Q="No one...
((MIKE TYSON/DISQUALIFIED: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Tyson/Disqualified; :
OUT Q=......to Retaliate."
Holyfield left after the fight and went to the Hospital to get his ear
repaired. He earned 35 million dollars for the fight.
The Durham Bulls evened the three series with the Salem Avalanche this
afternoon winning game two of a three game set 6 to 3.
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Colorado Rockie Pitcher Bill Swift was on the hill today Swift in Salem for
a one game rehabilitation assignment.
The Avalanche took the lead in the bottom of the second this fly ball
single to right field scores Forry Wells and Salem led the game 1 to nothing.
But the Bulls rallied in the top of the third. Pascual Matos gets all of
this pitch sending it over the left field wall inside the foul pole and the
game was tied at one to one.
Then in the fourth, Brian Rust hits SUPER=37-Durham/6/Salem/3/;a double
off the wall in left field scoring two runs to make it 3 to 1 and the bulls go
on to win it 6 to 3.
For the first time ever, Toronto completes a four game sweep of Baltimore.
Joe Carter's Sacrifice fly scoring the winning run as the Jays downed the
Orioles 3 to 2.
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Roger Clemens and Juan Guzman talking in the dugout.
In the bottom of the third, Cal Ripken makes this diving catch at third to
rob Jacob Brumfield of a base hit and end the inning.
The Orioles got on the board in the
SUPER=35-Toronto/3/Baltimore/2/;bottom of the fourth. Mike Bordick singles
to left field scoring B.J. Surhoff
to make it 2 to 1 Orioles but the Blue Jays win it 3 to 2.
Other winners today in the American League include Boston and Milwaukee.
In the National League the winners this afternoon were the Braves and Mets.
The Craftsman Trucks were in Nazareth, Pennsylvania this afternoon for the
SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA/CBS SPORTS; :
Jack Sprague led early in the race but Stacy Compton was running in the
And right behind Compton was another local driver Jimmy Hensley of Ridgeway
Sprague would go to the pits as the leader as the Trucks took a break at
Then on the restart the trucks of Rob Rizzo and Tony Roper get together in
turn one and hit the wall bringing out the caution on lap 103.
Hensley also had some bad luck as his truck gets hit while running in a
group sending Hensley to the pits for repairs.
But no one had anything for Sprague he takes the checkered flag winning the
IN Q="I can't say...
((JACK SPRAGE/NAPA 200 WINNER: ))
SUPER=03-Jack Sprague/NAPA 200 Winner; :
OUT Q=.....this thing again."
Joe Ruttman finished second.
On the Busch Grand National circuit, Mike McLaughlin won the Lysol 200 at
Watkins Glen this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/TNN; :
Joe Nemechek had the strong car early in the race and he would lead the
field with Terry Labonte running a strong second.
McLaughlin took the lead with 22 laps to go but with less than 3 laps left
in the race Points leader Randy Lajoie's car slows down because of some
McLaughlin then held off his teammate Todd Bodine to win the Lysol 200 his
third Busch win this season.
IN Q="Todd's tough
((MIKE MCLAUGHLIN/LYSOL 200 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Mike McLaughlin/Lysol 200 Winner; :00
OUT Q=............engine buddy."
In golf this afternoon, Dot Bowling won the Lynwood Ladies Invitational this
afternoon in Martinsville.
Bowling shot 79 today and finished with a 152. Omega Dean was second at
Greg Norman birdied the final three holes to win the Fed Ex St. Jude's
Classic. Norman finished at 16 under par Dudley Hart was second at 15 under
And going to 18 Graham Marsh and John Bland were tied for the lead at the
U-S Senior Open. But Marsh parred the 18-th hole to win the Open.
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