A domestic homicide in Henry county.
A Central Virginia woman becomes the first to get a judge to O-K her
And big doings at Mill Mountain Zoo tonight. It may be old hat to Ruby-
-but the two-legged participants are wide-eyed and bushy-tailed.
We're live from the ZOO on News 7 at SIX.
In sports, qualifying has just finished up for the Pennsylvania 500, we will
hear from Tiki Barber on his first day of Giants training camp,
and Mike Stevens wil have a report on Gus Frerotte's new deal in DCTERMS.
Mr. Humiture slips away this weekend, Hurricane Danny slips onto the gulf
coast tonight but the beach forecast looks good. Details just ahead.
A Henry County man is in prison tonight charged with first degree murder.
Police say 36-year old Danny Hall shot and killed 23-year old David Lawson.
A protective order for Hall to stay away from his wife Sandra was in effect
last night when he allegedly started shooting even before he entered her home.
Three people were in the home, including a 16-year old girl.
She was NOT injured.
Police say Hall fired one shot from the street, shattering the glass front
door before entering with a burst of gunfire...
IN Q=Fired numerous
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:FIRED NUMEROUS TIMES WITHIN THE
RESIDENCE STRIKING ONE YOUNG MAN NUMEROUS TIMES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HIS BODY
AND THEN HE SHOT HIS WIFE ONE TIME IN THE UPPER LEFT, CORRECTION, UPPER RIGHT
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=right leg.
Deputies found Danny Hall just a few yards away from the scene and arrested
him without incident.
A Pittsylvania County woman has been convicted of murder, thanks in part to
her brother's testimony.
A jury today found 19-year-old Mary Dalton guilty of murder, illegal use of
a firearm, and accessory to robbery.
She was convicted in the fatal shooting of 72-year-old Aubrey Atkins two
Dalton's brother, Paul, testified for the prosecution. Last year he
admitted killing Atkins, but says he confessed only to cover for his sister.
Mary Dalton faces 19 years in prison.
A teenager from Charlottesville is the first woman to get a judge's
permission to have an abortion without having to tell her parents.
Planned Parenthood officials say the 17-year-old girl asked for the judicial
waiver because she was afraid "her parents would kill her" if they found out
what she wanted.
The new law requires Virginia doctors to notify a parent or guardian of a
girl 17 and under, before performing an abortion on her.
Planned Parenthood has challenged the law in federal court.
David Nova of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge says he hasn't heard of
any similar cases yet in western Virginia.
Jim Gilmore's proposal to end the personal property tax remains on the minds
of Virginia legislators.
Senate finance committee members expressed concern that if the Republican
candidate for governor gets his idea into law, there could be a revenue
shortfall down the line.
IN Q=There are
((SEN. WILLIAM WAMPLER/(R) BRISTOL: THERE ARE MANY NEEDS THAT WE HAVE TO COVER
AND THE IDEA OF DECREASING REVENUE IS ONE THAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT VERY
CLOSELY, BECAUSE THAT WILL BE GONE FOR SOME TIME, AND WHEN YOU TAKE A TAX OFF
IT'S VERY HARD TO PUT IT BACK ON, AND WE HAVE TO PRIORITIZE ACCORDINGLY. ))
((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I THINK WE SHOULD GO SLOW IN THAT
PARTICULAR AREA. TRUTHFULLY I'VE NEVER HEARD ANYONE, MY CONSTITUENCY REALLY
DOESN'T COME UP TO ME AND SAY, MADISON, I THINK WE OUGHTA CUT TAXES, WHAT I
HEAR FROM MY CONSTITUENCY IS PLEASE DON'T RAISE OUR TAXES.))
SUPER=01-Sen. William Wampler/(R) Bristol;
SUPER=01-Sen. Madison Marye/(D) Shawsville; :12
OUT Q=our taxes.
Virginia expects to have a budget surplus exceeding 200- million- dollars in
the current fiscal year.
The surplus can be traced to higher tax revenues, in part due to a better
Finance committee members say they can't just assume the economy will
continue on such a roll.
GRAPHIC=mill Mt zoo
There's a big to do on top of Mill Mountain tonight.
It's Zoo do and organizers say it's their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Double Boxes=Keith/Denise Microwave
Denise Allen is there, what's going on there?
((Rollcue: to help the zoo.))
SUPER=01-Becky Beard/Special Events Coordinator; :00
OUT Q=money at work
Double Boxes=Keith/Denise Microwave
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, Roanoke's new group of E-M-S/Firefighters
includes five women,
and we'll see how a Red Cross program is helping some low income children beat
the heat while they learn.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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The first class of recruits hired under Roanoke's recently merged Fire-
-E-M-S department graduated from rookie school today.
Six new recruits and 28 members of the former Emergency Medical Services
department made up the twelfth recruit school.
Today's ceremony recognizes the cadets' completion of the necessary
requirements to be certified as fire fighters.
Five of the graduates are women.
IN Q=WE ARE ASSIGNING
((CHIEF JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE ARE ASSIGNING ALL SIX OF THOSE TO
STATIONS THAT HAVE FIRE ENGINES AND AMBULANCES. SO THIS IS OUR FIRST NEW HIRE
PROCESS IN THE RECRUITS THAT WILL BE DOING NOT KNOWING ANYTHING BUT FIRE EMS.))
((NICOLE WADE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS RECRUIT: MOST WOMEN LOOK AT YOU LIKE WHY WOULD
YOU DARE CHOSE A PROFESSION SUCH AS THAT. BUT I THINK THE CITY HAS NUMBER ONE
CHALLENGED ME AND I ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE.))
SUPER=01-Chief Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire-EMS; :00
SUPER=01-Nicole Wade/Roanoke Fire-EMS Recruit; :14
OUT Q=ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE
The 13-week rookie school teaches fire- fighting strategy and rescue
Recruits also had to pass a physical agility test.
The six new recruits will be on the job next week.
Swimming may be the only outdoor exercise that's enjoyable in this kind of
But not everyone knows how to do it.
This summer, the Red Cross is offering free swimming lessons to those who
might not be able to afford them.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
IN Q=Like her mother
SUPER=01-Laticia Lee/Swimming Student; :18
SUPER=01-Delania Lee/Laticia's Mom; :27
SUPER=01-Betty Whittaker/American Red Cross; :47
SUPER=01-Jeremy Payne/Swimming Student; 1:07
SUPER=01-Talena Cox/Swimming Instructor;1:20
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:40 **SCREEN RIGHT**
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( Like her mother, Laticia Lee is taking swimming lessons this summer in
hopes of someday becoming a lifeguard.
And after hearing what she's learned so far-- it seems all she needs now is
SOT tape 1 10:54:49
((LATICIA LEE/SWIMMING STUDENT: BACK STROKE, ELEMENTARY STROKE, ELEMENTARY
BACK STROKE, AND THE BACK CRAWL-- AND IT'S JUST BEEN A LOT. ))
SOT tape 1 10:46:12
((DELANIA LEE/LATICIA'S MOM: SHE'S LEARNED A WHOLE LOT BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T KNOW
HOW TO SWIM-- HER OR MY SON. MY SON WAS TERRIFIED OF WATER. BUT MY DAUGHTER--
SHE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM AT ALL AND SHE CAN SWIM NOW. ))
Thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club, the American Red Cross is teaching
residents of low- income housing developments how to swim.
SOT 10:39:39 tape 1
((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: USUALLY, THE CASE THAT WE'RE FINDING IS
THEY JUST DON'T HAVE THAT EXTRA MONEY WITH THE SIZE OF THEIR FAMILY OR THEIR
INCOME TO BE ABLE TO TAKE IT AT THE USUAL FEE OF 40 DOLLARS. ))
Around 40 students are taking the plunge-- class organizers say there's
room for 40 more.
The course teaches swimmers at ALL levels.
SOT TAPE 1 10:57:50
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM: SO, DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM AT ALL? JEREMY PAYNE/SWIMMING
STUDENT: A LITTLE BIT. I CAN SWIM UNDERWATER. I JUST CAN'T SWIM ON TOP OF THE
Instructors hope the program will make the sport more appealing to inner-
SOT tape 1 11:15:50
((TALENA COX/SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR: WE CAUGHT THEM LAST SUMMER-- IT WAS REALLY
CUTE. THEY WOULD WATCH THE T.V. AND WATCH THE BUTTERFLY AND THE OTHER VARIOUS
STROKES AND THEY WOULD THINK THEY WERE IN THE POOL SOMEWHERE THAT NO ONE COULD
SEE THEM, AND WE'D SEE THEM TRY TO DO THE BUTTERFLY AND EVERYTHING. ))
SOT standup tape 2 11:36:58
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7:
SOMEDAY THESE KIDS MIGHT NOT ONLY WATCH THE SUMMER OLYMPICS, THEY MAY ACTUALLY
GET TO TAKE PART IN IT. RIGHT NOW THEY'RE LEARNING HOW TO DO THE BACK STROKE
AND THE BUTTERFLY, AS WELL AS VALUABLE LIFE- SAVING TECHNIQUES. AND OF COURSE,
ONCE THEY'RE FINISHED WITH THE CLASS, THEY GET THEIR OWN SWIMMING CERTIFICATE.
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7.))
They traded places for six months last year. Now they're making it a
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/March, 1996
Federal prosecutor Ken Sorenson is going back to Hawaii... this time for
And Sharon Burnham, an Assistant U-S Attorney from Hawaii who spent the
miserable winter of 1996 here in Roanoke, will return to the Star City- -a
permanent re-assignment for her too.
Now the truth can be told- -one reason Burnham came here in the first place
was to pursue a long- distance relationship with Joe Mott- -another lawyer in
the U-S Attorney's office here.
Now they're getting married in October... and will live AND work in the
The permanent exchange officially takes place in mid-August... with the
blessings of the U-S Attorneys in both cities.
On Wall Street today, concerns about over- confident consumers forced the
stock market sharply lower.
TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW dropped more than a 130 points to close the week at 78-hundred-90.
NASDAQ lost over 20 points.
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The fall of communism broke many barriers, and this week in Lynchburg some
Polish leaders are taking advantage of an opportunity their forefathers never
The Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting an 11 person delegation
comprised of government officials and business people from Ilwana,(IH-WAH-VUH)
They want to see how American businesses and government operate.
IN Q=All of the"
((ANDRZEJ UMINSKI/PRESIDENT OF TOWN COUNCIL ILAWA: ALL OF THE THINGS WE WERE
VISITING SEEMED TO BE VERY INTERESTING. YOUR BEAUTIFUL REGION RESEMBLES A
LITTLE BIT OUR OWN AREA, AND I'M SURE THAT NONE OF US WILL FORGET OUR STAY
((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY GOOD
OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO SEE DEMOCRACY AND PRIVATE BUSINESSES AND ENTERPRISE AT
WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.))
SUPER=39-Andrzej Uminski/President of Ilawa Town Council;
SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Mgr.;
OUT Q=the United States."
In addition to the economic knowledge gained, the group has gotten to
sample American culture, including a meal at Cattle Annie's and a Lynchburg
Radford University is seeing an increase in summer school enrollment for the
first time in five years.
Radford has 25 percent more students attending summer school this year than
School officials say new programs may be the reason why.
For the first time Radford offered a May-mester.
It's a three week session allowing students to gain a class without losing
all their summer.
IN Q=The summer
((DR. WILBUR STANTON/GRADUATE & EXTENDED EDUCATION DEAN: THE SUMMER ENROLLMENT
SORT OF TYPIFIES WHAT'S HAPPENING AT RADFORD. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF POSITIVE
THINGS GOING ON. OUR FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT, NEW FRESHMEN ENROLLMENT THIS YEAR
SHOULD BE UP AT LEAST 10 PERCENT. ))
SUPER=01-Wilbur Stanton/Graduate & Extended Education Dean; :00
This increase in enrollment is a welcome change for Radford.
School officials say they've "turned the corner" and hope that enrollment
will keep increasing for the next few years.
qualifying from Long pond, Mike Stevens will join us from redskins camp,
and Tiki barber has arrived in Albany with the Giants.
A brief rain delayed qualifying for this Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 today.
And the top driver at Pocono International raceway was Joe Nemechek.
SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/Fox; :00
Wally DallenBach was on the pole for most of the afternoon before nemechek
knocked him off with a speed of 168.881 miles per hour. Here's a look att the
wipe to boards
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Joe Nemechek/168.881 MPH/2. Ernie Irvan//3. Wally Dallenbach//4.
Dale Jarrett//5. Dale Earnhardt//;
SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Ken Schrader//8. Jeff Green//9. Mark Martin
//10. Bobby Labonte//;
SUPER=0107-11. Mike Skinner//12. Steve Grissom//13. John Andretti//14. Jimmy
Spencer//15. Bill Elliott//;
SUPER=0107-16. Darrell Waltrip//17. Jeremy Mayfield//18. Kenny Wallace//19.
Ricky Rudd//20. Jeff Burton//;
SUPER=0107-21. Terry Labonte//22. Ted Musgrave//23. Sterling Marlin//24. Hut
Stricklin//25. Michael Waltrip//;
GRAPHIC=Redskins training camp
The Redskins opened training camp 97 today by opening up the bank for
quarterback Guss Frerotte.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Scott Ayers check in from Frostburg, Maryland
with a look at the first day of camp.
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Signs for $18-Million; :16
SUPER=01-Charley Casserly/Redskins General Manager; :36
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :47
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports.
News 7 sports reported last night that Tiki Barber had come to terms with
the New York Giants.
SUPER=03-Albany, NY; :00
Today, Tiki arrived in Albany for the first day of Giants training camp.
UVa's all time leading rusher signed autographs before voicing his confidence
in the negotiations of his three year deal.
((TIKI BARBER/HAS SIGNED WITH GIANTS:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Has Signed with Giants; :00
OUT Q=...working things out"
The athletes competing outside on the opening day of the Commonwealth
Games had to deal with the competition and the heat.
Roy Stanley has this report on a couple of events that fit the category.
IN Q="Tennis is a...
SUPER=01-Ben Hansen/JMU Tennis; :13
SUPER=01-Eric Johnston/Glenvar Tennis; :20
SUPER=03-Blue Ridge Parkway; :31
SUPER=01-Jim Wright/Carillon Wellness Center Director; :42
SUPER=01-Bill Collie/Cyclist; 1:03
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
((Tennis is a sport that's usually played outdoors in the summer. But this
morning at the River's Edge Sports Complex the heat was just as tough as the
competition. And the players welcomed the breaks between points.))
((BEN HANSEN/JMU TENNIS PLAYER: ))
((ERIC JOHNSTON/GLENVAR TENNIS PLAYER: ))
((There was a little breeze on the Blue Ridge Parkway the site of the cycling
road race as riders of all different age groups set out to ride 40-mile course.
The major concern for the riders was dehydration and for some that means
carrying a lot of water.))
((JIM WRIGHT/CARILLON WELLNESS CENTER DIRECTOR: ))
((BILL COLLIE/CYCLIST: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
SUPER=330-Clear And/Muggy/68-70/Mostly Sunny/Not As Humid/88-90;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Wind W-10/67-70/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/88-90;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/63-66/Partly Cloudy/Wind W-10/85-87;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Wind NW-10/65-68/Mostly Sunny/And Comfortable/85-88;
SUPER=334-Isolated Shower/Otherwise Clear/63-66/Partly Cloudy/Wind