In sports, The Hokies win big in Blacksburg North Carolina routs Virginia
in Chapel Hill.
And over a thousand runners had a perfect day for the Virginia 10 miler in
A tractor trailer hauling hazardous materials crashed on Interstate 81 this
morning tying up traffic for hours.
No one was seriously injured when the rig carrying the chemical, toluene
(TOL-u-ene), wrecked around 5-45.
State police say the driver of the double tractor-trailer took his eyes off
the road to make a log notation.
He then lost control of the rig and smashed into the guardrail and turned
Rescue workers transported the driver and a passenger to Roanoke Memorial
Hospital with minor injuries.
The hazardous cargo did NOT leak from the tanker.
But a haz-mat team was called to the scene to clean up a diesel fuel leak
and supervise the removal of the toluene.
The northbound lanes of I-81 remained closed for more than five hours while
workers cleaned up the wreckage.
No other vehicles were involved.
Charges are pending against both parties involved in a two- car crash in
Campbell County this afternoon.
State police say the driver of this pickup ran the stop sign near the
intersection of Routes 670 and 501.
He was struck by a southbound van carrying two adults and their infant
All four people were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital... police say the
parents will be charged for not restraining their child.
The pickup driver faces a charge of failing to yield the right of way.
No word on the extent of their injuries.
State Senator Richard Holland was indicted yesterday afternoon on federal
conspiracy, perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
The indictments stem from the operation of his bank in Windsor.
A federal grand jury in Norfolk charged Holland and his son --
Richard Holland Jr. -- with 31 felony counts in connection with
their roles as officials of the Farmers Bank from 1990-92.
The indictment alleges the Hollands conspired to violate the bank's legal
Both men denied any wrongdoing.
THERE'S AN ANCHOR TAG ON THIS!!
Recent years have seen a lot of teacher turnover in Rockbridge County.
Now, County school administrators are studying to find ways they can stop the
Stacey Martin has the story.
IN Q=About eight percent
SUPER=01-John Reynolds/Rockbridge Co. Schools Vice Super.; :10
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.
((Teacher attrition in the Rockbridge County school system was approximately
eight percent in 1995, nine percent in 1996 and 10 percent this year.
SOT 03.31.21 - 03.31.31
IN Q=I think anytime
((JOHN REYNOLDS/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY SCHOOLS VICE SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK ANYTIME
IF OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS YOU SEE AN INCREASE, STEADY INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF
PEOPLE LEAVING YOUR DIVISION YOU WOULD BE ALARMED.))
OUT Q=would be alarmed.
So school administrators are looking to find the cause.
They're contacting former teachers to find out their reasons for leaving the
Compared to nearby systems the current rate of 10 percent in Rockbridge is
Roanoke and Botetourt Counties averaged between 4 to 6 percent.
Retirement and a career change are common factors for leaving, but money
apparently is the leading reason.
SOT 03.33.29. 03.33.38
IN Q=It is a factor
((JOHN REYNOLDS/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY SCHOOLS VICE SUPERINTENDENT: IT IS A FACTOR I
WOULD SAY A THIRD OF THE PEOPLE THAT LEFT OUR EMPLOYMENT PROBABLY DID SOLELY
FOR FINANCIAL REASONS.))
OUT Q=for financial reasons.
One teacher told News 7 that two of her colleagues left the area for a pay
raise--and that higher salaries from neighboring counties are luring good
The teacher says the Rockbridge County school board needs to "loosen its
purse strings" if it wants to hang on to them.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Lexington.))
Rockbridge County schools were able to fill their teachers' vacancies
before the start of this school year.
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SUPER=83-Down 2.03 feet/Down 0.36 foot;Lake levels
A little bit of hollywood is in Southwest Virginia tonight.
A movie crew from Los Angeles is set up on Roanoke.
Double Boxes=Eric and Denise/Microwave
Denise Allen is there, Denise, what's going on?
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:to make a commercial )
IN Q=if you've seen
SUPER=01-Mark Simonton/JWT Advertising
OUT Q=the investment community
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Eric and Denise/Microwave
The White House says it's not worried about private pager messages made
public on the Internet.
More on that and other stories in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=The pager messages
(( The pager messages were allegedly intercepted by hackers back in April
and posted on a website.
The list ranges from routine business to personal messages.
White House officials say they can't confirm that these are actual
messages, but add that everyone using the system is warned that it is NOT
A more secure system is available for the President and other White House
officials who need it.
If your getting ready to apply for college, Peterson's Education and Career
Center is offering free access to its POLARIS system.
The site offers a student desktop that helps you send and keep track of
applications to more than 800 different colleges.
There is also a student lounge where you can exchange information with other
If you think you can do a better job than network programming executives,
POV magazine offers a chance to find out.
It's on-line contests lets you decide which shows will hit it big, and which
ones end up in the broadcast dumpster.
Pick the winners, and YOU could win prizes...
To begin your programming adventure, tune in the webwatch page on the WDBJ
website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
The Hokies improved their record to 4 and 0 today by scalping the Arkansas
State Indians 50 to nothing.
Mike Stevens tells us how the win made Frank Beamer the winningest coach in
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Indians; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/65 Career Wins at Tech; :11
SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Tech Assistant Head Coach; :39
SUPER=01-Lamont Pegues/94 Yards and Two TD'S; 1:00
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/50/Arkansas State/0/; 1:10
SUPER=01-Al Clark/177 Yards and Two TD'S; 1:20
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
The comeback never came into play today as fifth ranked North Carolina
downed Virginia 48 to 20.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ABC SPORTS; :
The Cavaliers started like they were going to win it straight up. Anthony
Poindexter blocks this punt and Wayne Stoots scoops it up and scores from the
30 to make it 7 to nothing Virginia.
After they exchanged field goals, Cavalier quarterback Aaron Brooks scores
on the sneak and Virginia led 17 to 3 in the second quarter.
Carolina came back to score Oscar Davenport goes to the air and hit's
Jonathan Linton on the 5 yard touchdown pass to make it 20 to 10 at the half.
The Tar Heels tied it early in the third quarter with a field goal and then
Dre Bly intercepts this Brooks pass and returns it for a touchdown to make it
20 to 20.
Carolina scored three times in the SUPER=36-North
Carolina/48/Virginia/20/;fourth quarter on this play Chris Keldorf goes to the
air and hits Octavis Barnes on the 50 yard T-D and the Tar Heels win it 48 to
Ferrum gets its first win of the Season but Washington and Lee comes up
short at home.
Now, here's the rest of the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0101-/Boston U/17/j/William & Mary/20////Greensboro/0/j/Ferrum/34///;
SUPER=0101-j/Hampton/42//Grambling St./7///j/Centre/30//W & L/14///;
SUPER=0101-j/Emory & Henry/49//Davidson/35///j/JMU/24//Maine/22///;
SUPER=0101-j/Norfolk State/48//Morgan St./6////VMI/14/j/Furman/35///;
SUPER=0101-j/West Va./28//Miami/17////Cincinnati///Boston College///Night/;
SUPER=0101-j/Ohio State#7/31//Missouri/10////Auburn#8///Central Fla.///Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
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SUPER=331-Clouds/Increase/54-58/Clouds & Rain/Heavy at Times/63-67;
SUPER=332-Increasing Clouds/Rain Showers/50-55/Rain/& Drizzle/60-65;