Guilty on all counts. Most of the performances at "Girls, Girls, Girls"
are deemed unlawful exposure; one is ruled obscene.
Details of the Roanoke jury verdict coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
From part-time bartender to full- time student and would-be teacher... one
"view" of a welfare recipient.
In sports, soccer highlights from the Roanoke/Lynchburg ODAC battle, the
Hokies gear up for Miami of Ohio; Mike Stevens will fill us in,
and the Braves brain trust lets his second ace take on the Stros; a recap of
the Atlanta/Houston series in sports.
Fall like temperatures will dot the map tomorrow, with the possibility of
scattered frost, while Robin Reed joins us from the White House with a report
on Global Warming.
A local jury has endorsed city and state obscenity laws.
The four women and three men of the jury today threw the book at a Roanoke
strip joint known as "Girls, Girls, Girls."
IN Q=The jurors even
SUPER=04-Police Videotape; :00
SUPER=01-Keith Guthrie/Club Owner; :27
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor; 1:02
OUT Q=went too far.
The jurors even took another look at the hidden camera work of city police
vice squad officers... as they deliberated two and a half hours before
convicting the club on all 16 counts.
"Facilitating unlawful exposure" ...GUILTY 14 times over... and then ONE,
more SERIOUS charge:
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((GUILTY OF PRESENTING AN OBSCENE PERFORMANCE ON MAY 15, 1997.))
The obscenity conviction came as a surprise to club management.
((WE PLAN TO APPEAL IT, AND I HOPE FOR A BETTER VERDICT NEXT TIME AROUND. AS
FAR AS NOW, I GUESS WE'RE JUST BACK YOU KNOW BUSINESS AS USUAL, JUST TRY TO
KEEP THE SHOW GOING. You would risk further penalties by staying open and
doing business as usual? WE PLAN TO STAY OPEN. WHETHER OR NOT WE MODIFY THE
SHOW THAT DEPENDS ON SOME ADVISEMENT FROM OUR ATTORNEY.))
Guthrie says the $40,000 fine- -the maximum allowed under these charges-
-will NOT put him out of business.
"It's all about money," says Guthrie's fiance, a dancer who goes by the
stage name "Scarlett."
((THE CORPORATION WAS CLEARLY BENEFITING FROM BEING A SEX PEDDLER. THE CROSS
SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY THOUGHT IT WAS OUTRAGEOUS THAT THEY DID SO AND THEY
WANTED TO HIT THEM IN THE POCKET BOOK AS HARD AS THEY COULD.))
The dancers toned down their performances after the indictments were
returned in June... and may make further modifications in light of the verdict.
((I THINK IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THAT THEY REALIZE THAT THEY WENT TOO FAR. ))
OUT Q=went too far
Sentencing is set for October 29th.
A federal judge has ruled that a man who called the I-R-S... talking about
bombings and blowing his head off ...is NOT guilty of making threats.
The female I-R-S employee who took the call says she didn't feel personally
threatened, but she believed it was David Bickley's intent to intimidate her
and that he was unstable.
Bickley says he does not regret what he said over the phone, but he's sorry
he frightened the employee.
IN Q=I made no threat
((DAVID BICKLEY/DEFENDANT: I MADE NO THREAT OVER THE PHONE. I REFERRED TO
OKLAHOMA CITY, NOT THINKING ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY OF IT, BUT THE WHOLE STUFF
THAT'S GOING ON IN AMERICA.))
OUT Q=in America.
Bickley chained himself to a bench in front of the federal courthouse last
March to make a statement about his frustration with the government.
Today marks a new beginning for those who receive public assistance-- the
Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare, or VIEW, has now taken effect
It requires able- bodied adults receiving welfare to go to work--and it
eliminates benefits after two years.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, several recipients welcome the chance to make a
IN Q=People aren't on welfare
SUPER=07-Lorrie Sharman; :00
SUPER=07-Stephanie Brown-Webb; 1:02
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
SOT tape 2 10:12:56
((LORRIE SHARMAN: PEOPLE AREN'T ON WELFARE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE-- MOST
PEOPLE ARE ON IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE. ))
Sharman was a single mother, working as a bartender to support herself and
But she ended up on welfare.
She's now a full- time student at Virginia Western Community College, and
plans to become a teacher.
SOT tape 2 10:08:00
((GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND GETTING SOME HELP FROM THE STATE ON THE WELFARE--
AND I WANT TO BE A TEACHER-- THEN I WILL GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WHAT
EVERYBODY HAS HELPED ME ACCOMPLISH. ))
Sharman is like many others in the VIEW program-- people who have worked
before, but now need a jump start back into the job market.
Starting later this month, TAP will offer a training program that'll help
participants get ready to pound the pavement.
end stand up
VIEW participant Stephanie Brown- Webb is an army veteran, and has had
years of technical experience.
Her struggle with the working world?
Finding affordable child care.
But she's hoping VIEW will lead her to an understanding employer.
SOT tape 2 10:49:27
((STEPHANIE BROWN- WEBB: SOMEBODY'LL SEE THAT THERE IS SOME VERY HIGHLY
EXPERIENCED PEOPLE OUT HERE WITH A LOT OF TECHNICAL BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
THAT ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD JOBS AND ARE WILLING TO WORK-- JUST HAVE TO WORK
AROUND OUR CHILDREN, AND OUR SITUATIONS. THAT'S ALL. ))
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
Three years ago, Chesapeake state Senator Mark Earley tried to get a tax
break that would help televangelist Pat Robertson.
Over the past year, Robertson's contributed 35- thousand dollars to Earley's
Republican campaign for Attorney General... making him Earley's largest
Democrat Bill Dolan's making hay over the connection.
Dolan says Earley's bill would have exempted a retirement home Robertson's
Christian Broadcasting Network wanted to build from 875- thousand dollars a
year in taxes to the city of Chesapeake.
((BILL DOLAN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: WITHOUT EVER GOING TO THE CITY
COUNCIL IN CHESAPEAKE, HE TRIED TO SLIP THIS THROUGH BY INTRODUCING A BILL IN
JANUARY OF 1994.))
OUT Q=of 1994.
Mark Earley says Robertson's retirement home would have been a non-profit
Entry fees would have ranged up to 495- thousand dollars a person.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The Hill City postmaster is coming under fire for his management style.
We'll have that story coming up on News 7 at Six.
and Hokies past and present celebrate a milestone for Virginia Tech.
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A movement is underway in Lynchburg to oust the city's postmaster.
The local postal workers union claims William Houston has a violent temper
and has acted irrationally in his treatment of employees.
They point to the recent suspension of both local union presidents.
IN Q=It can't be
((JIM BURKE/APWU REGIONAL COORDINATOR: IT CAN'T BE A COINCIDENCE THAT IN A 35-
DAY PERIOD, BOTH LABOR LEADERS ARE PUT OUT ON THE STREET WITH NO CHARGES
AGAINST THEM, NO FOUNDATION, JUST SOME KIND OF INVESTIGATION BY THE COMPANY
POLICE FORCE, THE COMPANY GOONS, AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT.))
SUPER=01-Jim Burke/A.P.W.U. Regional Coordinator; :00
OUT Q=to take it.
More than two hundred postal workers from eight states are expected to
attend a protest at the post office next Friday.
They're asking that postmaster Houston be removed from his supervisory
Houston could "not" be reached for comment.
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal
Another piece of Lynchburg history went up for sale today, and the buyer is
a group that wants to see more activity along the city's riverfront.
The 120- year- old Piedmont Mills building on Jefferson Street was auctioned
off for 47- thousand, 500 dollars.
It was bought by the local Sons of Italy chapter, which is hosting next
week's Italian Festival along the riverfront. It wants the structure for its
IN Q=All of our
((MICHAEL BUSCEMI/SONS OF ITALY PRESIDENT: ALL OF OUR MEMBERS ARE FROM
LYNCHBURG AND THE NAME OF OUR LODGE HAS A DOUBLE MEANING WITH ROME PLUS
LYNCHBURG, SO IT WAS LOGICAL TO PLACE THE PHYSICAL LODGE ITSELF INSIDE THE CITY
SUPER=01-Michael Buscemi/Sons of Italy President; :00
OUT Q=the city limits.
The building had been assessed at close to 65- thousand dollars.
Some Virginia Tech students are taking a hike down memory lane in honor of
the school's 125th anniversary.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave
Teresa Hamilton joins us from the Virginia Tech campus with highlights.
Keith, members of the Class of '97 just planted a tree here as part of the
anniversary celebration-- which also included a tribute to Tech's first
SUPER=01-Eric Keith/Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets; :00
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Kate Glass/Virginia Tech Student; :32 quick
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :43
SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Steger/VP for Development; :51
OUT Q=our history
IN Q=Well carrying
((ERIC KEITH/VT CORE OF CADETS: WELL, CARRYING ALL OF OUR EQUIPMENT AND WALKING
IN COMBAT BOOTS, HAS MADE US BELIEVE ADDISON CALDWELL SHOULD'VE GOTTEN A HORSE.
OUT Q=a horse.
Believe it or not-- Eric Keith--as well as seven other cadets-- and one
civilian-- actually volunteered to hike from Craig County to Blacksburg.
They're re-living what it was like 125- years ago-- when William Addison
Caldwell hiked 28- miles-- to become the first student to register for classes
at Virginia Tech.
IN Q=Does it
((REPORTER SPEAKS:DOES IT MAKE YOU APPRECIATIVE OF HOW THINGS ARE SO DIFFERENT
NOW-- COMPARED TO WHAT IT WAS LIKE SO MANY YEARS AGO FOR HIM?
KATE GLASS/VT STUDENT: YES, A LOT, THE FACT THAT JUST HIKING OVER THAT MOUNTAIN
AND THINKING ABOUT THE FACT HE HAD TO DO THAT TO GET TO SCHOOL AND I DREAD, YOU
KNOW, GETTING IN MY CAR TO DRIVE FOUR HOURS TO COME TO SCHOOL FROM HOME.))
OUT Q=from home.
Caldwell's role in history was remembered in other ways--
A monument was unveiled in Craig County in honor of Caldwell's contribution.
IN Q=Add never
((DR. CHARLES STEGER/VP FOR DEVELOPMENT AND UNIVERSITY RELATIONS:ADD NEVER
BECAME FAMOUS, HE NEVER ACCUMULATED WEALTH, AS WE MIGHT DEFINE WEALTH BUT HE
DID ACHIEVE IMMORALITY, BECAUSE VIRGINIA TECH WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS SINGULAR
ROLE IN OUR HISTORY. ))
OUT Q=in our history.
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A strong surge in the bond market
boosted stocks today.
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The Dow gained 70 points to close at eight thousand 16.
NASDAQ was up nearly five points.
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[ Bassett Fur/ Bedford Bancshares/Dimon]
[ ETS /Main Bankshares/ Optical Cable]
[Pulaski Furn./ Roanoke Electric Steel/Roanoke Gas]
[ Stanley Furniture/ Tultex/Valley Bank]
Your next trip to Atlanta could be a lot faster and quieter.
Jet service to Atlanta is back, on a brand new aircraft.
Atlantic Southeast Airline introduced its new 50 passenger plane this
IN Q=The added
(( SAM WATTS/ASA VICE PRESIDENT; THE ADDED SPEED AND RANGE OF THIS AIRCRAFT
OPENS CONSIDERABLE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASA AND EXPANDED CONNECTION
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING FROM ROANOKE;
JOHN STROUD/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; IT'S THE MAJOR MARKET AREA
FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE ROANOKE REGION, SO THIS FLIGHT WILL BE A TREMENDOUS
ASSET TO THE BUSINESS TRAVELERS WHO ARE TRAVELING, IN ESSENCE, ALL OVER THE
SUPER=01-Sam Watts/ASA Vice President;
SUPER=01-John Stroud/Roanoke Chamber Of Commerce; :13
OUT Q=all over the world
ASA will offer one jet flight to Atlanta this month, and add a second one in
ASA bought 30 new planes, so the carrier could operate as many as 9 daily
flights from Roanoke to Atlanta if demand warrants.
Highlights from the Braves dominating game two win over the Stros. Roanoke
takes on Lynchburg in ODAC soccer,
and Mike Stevens will preview Virginia tech's game against Miami of Ohio on
tap for this weekend.
The Atlanta Braves are one win away from issuing Houston a tomahawk
season ending chop; stomping the Astros in game two of the national league
first round playoff series.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00
To Hotlanta we go. Scoreless until the bottom of the third when Jeff
Blauser connects on a three run homer to put the Braves in command of the game
The Stros come back tot tie in in the top of the fourth. Mike Hampton makes
the comeback complete with the RBI single. 3 to 3.
But Houston would give the game away. Hampton walked in the go ahead run;
highlighting a 5 run sixth.
Greg Colbrunn brings in 2 more on a one bagger as Atlanta goes up 2 games to
none with a 13-3 win.
In the National League's other first rounder; the marlins lead the Giants
5-4 in the 6th in game 2.
A Hokie Homecoming is set for this Saturday in Blacksburg as 12th ranked
Virginia Tech hosts Miami of Ohio.
Mike Stevens has more on Tech's second straight non-conference matchup.
IN Q=First Audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/VA Tech Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Keion Carpenter/VA Tech Safety; :54
SUPER=01-Jemel Smith/VA Tech Inside Linebacker; 1:10
OUT Q=...News7 Sports
(( Although the Hokies have never played Miami of Ohio, Frank Beamer has had
good success against teams from the state of Ohio and the Mid American
Conference, from which the Red Hawks hail.
But there's always a fear that one of these lesser teams is capable of a Big
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
Look for the Tech defense to again set the tone this weekend. Last week the
Hokie hitters set a new Big East record by holding Arkansas State to minus 28
yards rushing. Not bad for a unit that was supposed to suffer after sending
almost half its starters to NFL camps.))
((KEION CARPENTER/VA. TECH FREE SAFETY:))
((JAMEL SMITH./VA. TECH INSIDE LINEBACKER:))
The Charlotte Motor Speedway gets busy tonight with Busch Pole qualifying
for Sunday's UAW-GM Quality 500. Roy Stanley will have thte first round results
Roanoke and Lynchburg hooked up in a mens soccer ODAC clash this afternoon
over in Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Maroons; :00
The maroons beat the Hornets in both meetings last year and Scott Allison's
team seemed ready to keep the streak alive.
Not without a scare. Watch Lynchburg's Chris Richford launch the ball at
the Roanoke goal; but the cross bar is the goalies best friend.
Roanoke finally gets on on the SUPER=34-Roanoke/2/Lynchburg/1;
board. Jamin Hujik makes the perfect pass to Billy Renfro who fires a shot past
the Hornets goalkeeper and the Maroons top Lynchburg 2-1.
October is starting off on the right foot, with chilly temperatures and the
threat of frost. We enter the month more than 5 inches short on rainfall,
let's see what we can expect from month number 10.
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Meterologists from around the country are gathered at the White House for a
global climate conference...
Double Boxes=Patrick and Robin/Satellite
including our own Robin Reed, who joins us now to tell us more about it.
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Rollcue: focus on this issue
IN Q=I would ask you
((I WOULD ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT WHETHER YOU SHOULD ASK PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT
THIS. BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY ALWAYS GETS IT RIGHT. WE ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT ONCE WE
FOCUS ON IT, BUT RIGHT NOW WHILE THE SCIENTISTS SEE THE TRAIN COMING THROUGH
THE TUNNEL, MOST AMERICANS HAVEN'T HEARD THE WHISTLE BLOWING.))
OUT Q=haven't heard the whistle blowing.
VO-NAT **Robin Mic Hot**
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Double Boxes=Patrick and Robin/Satelllite
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That's News7 at Six.
Tonight at 11,
a look at Danville's juvenile detention center --
Its director says the rooms are too small and inmates can break the glass
front door to escape.
During a recent uprising, inmates actually held guards hostage.
But will City Council approve an expansion -- perhaps even let neighboring
counties co-own the facility?
Jean Jadhon has the story tonight on News 7 at 11.