These are the headlines for NEWS 7 at SIX:
Questions about minority hiring at the Hotel Roanoke
A live report on UPS and Teamsters talks.
Off-Track Betting could come to Martinsville.
And three days away from signing on at V-M-I a woman from OUR part of
Virginia talks about the challenges she faces as a gender pioneer.
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The Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P wants to know more about the Hotel
Roanoke and its minority hiring practices.
The two sides met today to review the numbers.
33-percent of the hotel staff is minority, but N-Double-A-C-P President
Martin Jeffrey says that figure can be misleading.
IN Q=When you say
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT:WHEN YOU SAY MINORITY WHETHER IT MEANS
WOMEN, ASIAN, OR WHETHER IT MEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN OR WHATEVER...AROUND THAT.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
OUT Q=around that.
15 of the hotels 140 minority positions are are in management.
Two of the jobs are regional managers.
Jeffrey says the reason the Association is focusing on the Hotel Roanoke is
because of its influence in the community.
He hopes it will set an example for surrounding lodging facilities.
Investigators are turning to television to help solve a 10-year-old Roanoke
County murder case.
The deaths of Scott and Shannon Hughes will be featured on a public service
announcements in hopes of generating new leads.
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=20-year-old Scott
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :15
SUPER=01-Det. Roger Harris/Roanoke City Police; :21
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 1988; :28
SUPER=01-Sgt. Paul McElvein/Roanoke Co. Police; :35
OUT Q=News 7
(( 20-year-old Scott Hughes and his 18-year-old wife Shannon had been married
only eight months when they disappeared in the early morning hours of July
They had been to a party and were last heard from making phone calls from
this Christiansburg service station to get a ride back to Roanoke.
Police believe they were taken at gunpoint on this stretch of 5-81.
IN Q=the victims
((DET. ROGER HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: THE VICTIMS WERE LED DOWN THIS
EMBANKMENT AND THEY WERE SHOT DOWN HERE AT THE BOTTOM ALONG THIS CREEK.))
OUT Q=ALONG THIS CREEK
A surveying crew found their bodies eight months later.
Time and mother nature had destroyed much of the evidence.
IN Q=typically when you
((SGT. PAUL MCELVEIN/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.: TYPICALLY WHEN YOU RESPOND TO A
CRIME SCENE YOU HAVE BLOOD, HAIRS, FIBERS, FINGERPRINTS, A LOT OF EVIDENCE YOU
CAN WORK WITH. IN THIS CASE WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT.))
OUT Q=DIDN'T HAVE THAT
So investigators are using the public service announcement, "Crimeline," to
IN Q=WE BELIEVE
((SGT. PAUL MCELVEIN: WE BELIEVE THE MURDER WEAPON WAS A RUGER BLACKHAWK .357.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO THAT WEAPON WE COULD USE THAT
OUT Q=USE THAT INFORMATION
IN Q=SCOTT AND SHANNON
((DET. HARRIS: SCOTT AND SHANNON KNEW THE PERSON THAT KILLED THEM AND I'M ALSO
CONVINCED THEY WERE KILLED EITHER FOR REVENGE OR ANGER.))
OUT Q=REVENGE OR ANGER
The case is now in the hands of the Roanoke Valley Investigative Team.
And detectives Harris and McElvein believe someone in the New River or
Roanoke Valley can help solve the mystery behind the Roanoke couple's death.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Colonial Downs is hoping to bring an off-track betting parlor to
Martinsville... claiming it would bring 100 jobs to Martinsville at a minimum
wage of seven dollars an hour.
But city leaders are trying to stack the odds against the betting parlor...
charging it will corrupt Martinsville.
IN Q=Gambling weakens
((GLORIA HYLTON: GAMBLING WEAKENS THE STABILITY OF FAMILY LIFE. IT ENRICHES
THE FEW AND IMPOVERISHES THE MANY. IT PROMOTES THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN LIVE
BY HIS OR HER WITS OR LUCK, WITHOUT MAKING ANY CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY.))
OUT Q=contribution to society
Government leaders say they welcome business ...but a retail store would
attract a more stable clientele.
IN Q=You go down
((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: SOME OF THE BARS AND LOUNGES THAT ARE
TOPLESS. THEIR PARKING LOTS ARE FULL AND IT'S A GOOD BUSINESS AND THEY MAKE
MORE THAN SEVEN DOLLARS AN HOUR. I'LL BETCHA THOSE EMPLOYEES MAKE MORE THAN
SEVEN DOLLARS AN HOUR BUT IS THAT THE KIND OF BUSINESS I WANT IN MARTINSVILLE?
NO IT'S NOT.))
SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff;
OUT Q=no its not
Colonial Downs says it will attract an upscale clientele.
If the issue makes a November referendum, Martinsville voters will
ultimately decide whether to take the gamble.
As United Parcel Service and Teamsters resume talks...union members continue
Teamster President Ron Carey sent out a flyer, telling union employees that
negotiations with U-P-S are not making any headway.
The message also urges strikers to "build strength on the picket line and in
The local union chapter here in Roanoke is taking those words to heart.
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Len Besthoff is at Fallon Park in Roanoke where Teamsters are starting to
Len, what is the atmosphere like out there now?
SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Teamsters Local 171 President;
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On the U-P-S side of this story.
Warren King, a southwest supervisor at the Roanoke hub, says the customer
service counter is accepting packages for ground delivery within the state of
King says the reason they are able to do this is because of a combination of
more employees crossing the picket lines and the fact that they've finally
cleaned out the system since the strike began.
He says about 35 union members of the 600 locally have crossed the lines.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave
King says the company hopes to expand ground service delivery to more states
in the coming days.
Governor George Allen is warning UPS strikers NOT to mess with any co-worker
who chooses to NOT honor the strike.
Allen put out a statement from his beach week at Camp Pendleton, saying he's
asked the State Police to "vigorously pursue" all reports of threats,
intimidation, or other illegal activity on the picket lines.
Virginia is a right to work state.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
48 hours ago they had full time jobs- -today they're out of work and
wondering what's next. We'll have that story just ahead on News 7 at Six.
And all eyes will be on them next week- -the first female cadets at V-M-I.
We'll talk with a Monterey teenager about what she expects from life as a
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A Lynchburg teenager's confession to murder CAN be used against him in
That was the ruling from a juvenile court judge today in the case of 17-
year-old Steven Clements.
Clements is accused of shooting to death 31- year- old Steven Withers on
His lawyers claim police lied to Clements' mother to get permission to
interview her son.
But Judge Dale Harris says Clements-- who was on parole for a drug
conviction-- was well aware of his Miranda rights.
IN Q=There's clearly
((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: THERE'S CLEARLY NO INDICATION THAT THE POLICE DID
ANYTHING UNREASONABLE IN THIS CASE. THEY QUITE FRANKLY FOLLOWED THE PROCEDURES
TO A `T'. I'M NOT SURE WHY WE EVER WERE ARGUING ABOUT THIS TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=about this today.
A preliminary hearing is set for August 26th.
Prosecutors plan to try Clements as an adult for the murder.
Police say a Danville man is their chief suspect in a drug-related murder in
North Carolina three days ago.
The suspect 20-year-old Cory Lamont Stanfield is described as a black male,
about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds.
Police say he also goes by the name Cory Beck and is considered armed and
A former South Boston city councilman is going to jail for eight months.
Hundley Gilliand was convicted today of punching a waitress, then throwing
his pizza and Pepsi at her.
Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker says Gilliand is also going to jail
for destroying a girlfriend's home in a drunken rage last winter.
Gilliand still faces charges in connection with an alleged attempt to run
over the waitress's sister, and for a separate charge of driving while
Two days after being told they were out of a job, more than 150 Craddock-
Terry workers in Gretna walked out the door for the last time this afternoon.
Craddock- Terry is closing its shoe factories in Gretna and Halifax to
concentrate solely on the company's catalog business.
Employees say emotions were running high today at the plant.
IN Q=Hurt, frustrated
((MARY MOORE/CRADDOCK- TERRY WORKER: HURT, FRUSTRATED, DISGUSTED, SOME CRYING.
IT'S TIME TO CRY WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB AND YOU BEEN HERE THAT MANY YEARS AND A
LOT OF US ARE TOO OLD TO GET SOMETHING ELSE AND TOO OLD TO GO TO SCHOOL. AND WE
JUST DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHERE WE'RE GOING OR NOTHING.))
SUPER=01-Mary Moore/Craddock-Terry Worker; :00
OUT Q=going or nothing.
Officials say the Gretna plant had been running at just 65 percent capacity.
The company's shoe store in Lynchburg will remain open.
Craddock-Terry says it did not announce the closing earlier because it was
trying to gain new capital or business that would have allowed the factory to
Worries over inflation and interest rates produced a wave of selling on Wall
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A lot of people are expecting a lot of things from the first female cadets
at Virginia Military Institute.
The class of 2001 includes some exceptional candidates.
Most of them don't seem to know it, yet, though.
IN Q=I never was
SUPER=01-Jen Jolin/VMI Class of 2001; 1:20
OUT Q=with me, ha ha.
SOT 13:71:30 -audio only
((I NEVER WAS THE NATURAL ATHLETE....))
It's always hard to live up to the expectations of others.
Jennifer Jolin has no illusions about herself.
SOT 13:18:00 -audio only
((I'M A STRONG ATHLETE. I WORK HARD, BUT I'M NOT LIKE THE FASTEST, AND I'M NOT
THE STRONGEST. I'M JUST MEDIOCRE.))
She holds a school record in track, though she's not especially proud of her
sophomore time at Highland High.
Recent weeks have found her working out- -under the watchful eye of her
((SHE'LL BE READY. I KNOW JEN. SHE'LL TIGHTEN UP.
No question she's going to make it?
NO DOUBT. SHE KNOWS BETTER.))
She's already adopted the motto "You may be whatever you resolve to be" that
hangs above Jackson Arch at V-M-I.
((IF I WORK AT IT, I CAN DO ANYTHING THAT I WANT TO DO.))
Wednesday she'll be on the receiving end of the hell known as the rat line.
((Is this going to help you do that? THIS, THE PHYSICAL PART IS GOING TO HELP
AVOID BEING YELLED AT, BECAUSE I CAN ONLY DO SO MANY PUSH-UPS, WHEN I'M
SUPPOSED TO BE DOING A LOT MORE.))
While the physical demands of a military school are real, Jolin also
expects to get educated at V-M-I. She wants to be a doctor.
She says she needs the discipline to keep her focused.
((THAT'S MY BIGGEST FEAR IN LIFE IS TO FAIL, AND IF I HAVE THIS SENSE OF SELF-
DISCIPLINE AND THIS DRIVE, THEN I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.))
If women react to the rat line the way men have in the past, at least one
woman will drop out by the end of next week.
SOT 13:26:20 * * *
((BUT I'M NOT GOING IN THINKING I CAN QUIT. IF I COME HOME, THERE'S GOING TO BE
A LOT OF PEOPLE NOT VERY HAPPY WITH ME. HA HA HA.))
OUT Q=with me. Ha ha ha.
Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, qualifying results from Michigan plus,
Orioles highlights from this afternoon.
We'll check on the PGA championship,
and check in with the Virginia Tech Hokies who are loaded with running backs
for the upcoming season.
The Winston Cup stars have been dodging the rain in Michigan today.
Showers this morning pushed back practice and forced qualifying to start 90
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Mark Martin was one of the first drivers on the track and immediately set the
pace with a speed of 182 point 945 miles a hour.
But about midway through time trials, Johnny Benson, in the Pennzoil Pontiac
went out and knocked Martin off the pole with a speed at 183 point 332 miles an
He hangs on to get the top spot for Sunday ITW Devilbiss 400.
IN Q="EVERYBODY DID...BITE
((JOHNNY BENSON/ITW 400 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Johnny Benson/ITW Pole Winner;:00
OUT Q=...THIS WEEKEND."
Rick Mast ended up 21st fastest in the Remington Ford. Here's a check of the
go to boards
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Johnny Benson/183.332/2. Mark Martin//3. Ricky Craven//4. Dale
Jarrett//5. Jeff Burton//;
SUPER=0107-6. Bobby Labonte//7. Ted Musgrave//8. Ken Schrader//9. Dick
Trickle//10. Geoff Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-11. Wally Dallenbach Jr.//12. Jeremy Mayfield//13. Jeff Green//14.
Terry Labonte//15. Morgan Shepherd//;
SUPER=0107-16. Derrike Cope//17. Jeff Gordon//18. Chad Little//19. Sterling
Marlin//20. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-21. Rick Mast//22. Steve Grissom//23. David Green//24. Bill
Elliott//25. John Andretti//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The second round of PGA championship is winding down at the Winged Foot
country club in upstate New York.
SUPER=03-Mamaroneck, NY; :00
David Love the third has the clubhouse lead after following up yesterday's 66
with a one over 71 today.
But he is in danger of losing that lead to former US Open champ Lee Janzen
who has been on fire today.
Janzen is still on the course at this hour but he is at five under par.
And keep in mind he was in plus numbers at the turn yesterday.
Expanded first round highlights are coming up tonight on CBS at 12:35 after
The Virginia Tech Hokies have a number of talented running backs over the
year's with the likes of Roscoe Coles, Phil Rogers, Cyrus Lawrence, and Vaughn
And the Tech coaches says this year's crop even tops the 80's tandems of
Eddie Hunter and Maurice Williams and Mickey Fitzgerald and Kenny Lewis.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Virginia Tech Fullback; :22
SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Va. Tech Assistant Head Coach; :42
OUT Q=...MAKE PEOPLE MISS."
(( Speedsters Ken Oxendine and Marcus Parker came to Tech in 1994 expecting to
battle each other for playing time their entire careers. But now as they
prepare for their for final season, the two will be teamed up in same backfield
with Parker, a natural tailback, graciously agreeing to again play fullback.
((MARCUS PARKER/VA. TECH SENIOR FULLBACK:))
((BILLY HITE/VA. TECH ASST. HEAD COACH:))
Parker's shift to fullback, should give Tech fans a greater opportunity to
see newcomer Lamont Pegues a redshirt junior transfer from Clemson who was a
high school all-american and the first freshmen to lead the Tigers in rushing
in over 40 years.))
High school football practice has been in gear now for about two weeks, and
that means teams are starting to branch out this weekend and do some
In the past Fleming and PH haven't had anything to do with each other in the
preseason, but this morning the two school got together at Victory Stadium for
a two hour scrimmage.
Not surprisingly, Fleming Lee Suggs and the Patriots' James Hickinbotham were
impressive, but so too was Fleming defense, and a number of other young players
on both sides.
The regular season opens for many teams on August 29th and Friday Football
Extra's first show is set for August 22nd.
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SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS; :00
Lou Pinella put ace Randy Johnson on the mound in game one, and the O's
roughed him up a bit.
Jeff Reboulet hits a solo shot to left in the fourth inning to tie the game
Then in the 5th Jeffrey Hammonds hit a 2 run shot to put the O's in front.
Johnson struck out 13 batters but SUPER=35-Seattle/3/Baltimore/4;
gets the loss as the O's win 4-to-3 and Johnson falls to 16-and-4 on the
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That's News 7 at Six.
Watch for special coverage on Monday--
Take VMI Promo Board Fullscreen
when the class of 2001 reports to Virginia Military Institute.
News 7 at 5 and News 7 at 6 will be live from Lexington,
reporting on the first female cadets in V-M-I's history.
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