If Goodyear workers in Danville don't want to make tires on Sundays- -the
company is shipping tire- making machinery and millions of dollars to KANSAS.
And organizers said it was a matter of putting GOD back in public school.
The police chief says whatever the issue, the school yard is no place for a
hundred protestors. He may place charges.
Steve Mason talks with the Cavs about their date with the Wolfpack this
weekend, we'll hear from former Hokie Great Cyrus Lawrence, and Danville native
Herman Moore, who got less yesterday against the Skins.
Plus, the American League Cy Young award is being passed out tonight.
I'll let you know if Roger Clemens won as expected.
It will be an interesting weather week. Clouds, sun, rain and snow will all
appear at one time or another.
Danville lost several million dollars to Topeka, Kansas today.
Goodyear says it had plans to invest 100-million-dollars in the Danville
plant -- but in a vote last week, union members refuse to work on Sundays.
Managers say without a 7-day schedule, they cannot make enough tires in
Instead they gave 15-million-dollars to the Topeka plant --which does
operate round the clock.
They are also shipping tire machines out of Danville.
IN Q=In the works
((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: IN THE WORKS ARE PLANS TO MOVE TWO OF THE
TIRE ASSEMBLY MACHINES OUT OF THE DANVILLE PLANT TO OTHER LOCATIONS THAT DO
HAVE CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS -- SO WE CAN MEET THE DEMAND FOR MEDIUM RADIAL TRUCK
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Communications Manager;
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Goodyear is Danville's largest employer with the second highest pay rate in
town -- but now it's under a hiring freeze.
Some employees say they expect layoffs, but managers refuse to comment.
The debates over abortion and school prayer found a new battleground today
That's where college students rallied to -quote- "bring God back into the
But as Steve Smallshaw reports, school officials and the police had the
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SUPER=01-John Reyes/Protest Organizer; 1:13
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Graphic photos of aborted fetuses greeted rush hour motorists near the
entrance to E.C. Glass High School Monday.
On campus, the group Operation Rescue had mobilized more than a hundred
Liberty University students for an early- morning rally.
Besides their anti- abortion message, protesters offered an apology for
allowing God to be expelled from the school yard.
School officials were caught off guard.
Superintendent Jim McCormick says not only didn't the group seek permission,
some tried passing themselves off as E.C. Glass students.
IN Q=So they're
((DR. JIM MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: SO THEY'RE MISREPRESENTING
THEMSELVES. BEYOND THAT, WE ASKED THEM TO LEAVE THE INTERIOR OF THE BUILDING,
AND THEY REFUSED TO DO THAT.))
OUT Q=to do that.
The police were called, and a few minutes later a dozen officers helped
disperse the crowd quietly.
((JUST MAKE SURE IF ANY STRAGGLERS COME UP, YOU MOVE 'EM THAT WAY.))
IN Q=Whatever the
((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: WHATEVER THE PARTICULAR ISSUE
MIGHT BE, HAVING A PROTEST WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON SCHOOL GROUNDS,
WHERE STUDENTS ARE COMING INTO CLASS, IS NOT APPROPRIATE. IT'S NOT SAFE AND IT
SIMPLY WON'T BE ALLOWED.))
OUT Q=won't be allowed.
Bennett says he'll talk with the commonwealth's attorney before deciding
whether any charges will be placed.
Protesters say it was all worthwhile.
IN Q=People heard
((JOHN REYES/PROTEST ORGANIZER: PEOPLE HEARD THE WORD. THEY'RE GOING TO TALK
ABOUT JESUS IN THAT SCHOOL. EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T GET IN THERE AND TALK ABOUT
JESUS, THEY'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT JESUS.))
OUT Q=talking about Jesus.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Child custody cases present some of the toughest dilemmas facing the
Do both parents get equal treatment. Does justice prevail for the children
Many FATHERS don't seem to think so.
This week Stacey Martin has a series of reports, "Dads From a Distance."
Take Fullscreen "Dads from a Distance" Tonight, we consider why fathers
believe they must pursue custody of their children, even with the legal odds
IN Q=Two years after
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IN Q=This is my
((GEORGE MARTIN/DIVORCED FATHER: THIS IS MY LIFE. I MADE THAT CLEAR TO THE
JUDGE, I MADE THAT CLEAR TO MY ATTORNEY, I MADE THAT CLEAR TO EVERYBODY, THEY
KNOW WHEN I HAVE MY KIDS WITH ME THAT I'M A GOOD FATHER PEOPLE CAN SEE THAT.))
OUT Q=can see that.
George Martin is remarried with a new family.
But, two years after a wrenching divorce he is still trying to get custody
of the biological child he left behind.
His story is a familiar one to most divorced fathers.
According to state statistics compiled by the Virginia Fatherhood Initiative
only 25 percent of those fathers in Virginia who sought some form of child
custody were actually granted it last year.
Challenging a custody decision in court can cost thousands of dollars in
legal fees, but most fathers say additional visitation with their children is
SOT 13.28.02 - 13.28.28 (tape 6)
IN Q=I lost almost
((BARRY KOPLEN/DIVORCED FATHER: I LOST ALMOST EVERYTHING BUT I GOT MY CHILDREN
BACK. YOU CAN ALWAYS START OVER FINANCIALLY. WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR CHILDREN, IF
YOU LOSE THEM FOR TOO LONG, THOSE FRAGILE BONDS THAT YOU HAVE WITH THEM JUST
GET LOST AND THEY GET DISPLACED AND CHILDREN FORGET WHO THEIR PARENTS ARE.))
OUT Q=who their parents are.
Some fathers claim there's an established bias against them in the legal
system--that in the overwhelming majority of cases, judges unfairly assume a
child should stay with its mother.
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Keith, Tomorrow in part two of Dads From a Distance, we'll look at the
controversy surrounding the guidelines the courts follow in custody cases.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
He's a veteran of T-V, stage and films--now he's in southwest Virginia,
preparing to perform his own work.
That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
and she'll be breaking new ground as Virginia's next First Lady. Ellen
Qualls introduces us to Roxane Gilmore.
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She says the only "first" she wants to be is first lady.
But now that that's a given for Roxane Gilmore, Ellen Qualls looked into
other ground Mrs. Gilmore will break in Virginia.
IN Q=Everybody knew
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((EVERYBODY KNEW ABOUT AGAMEMNON AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM AND THE FALL OF
Gone are the days when flower arranging is the measure of Virginia's first
For Roxane Gilmore, schedule arranging will be a challenge.
She is apparently the first first lady to keep her day job.
((ROXANE GILMORE/FUTURE FIRST LADY: I DON'T THINK IT WAS A DECISION TO KEEP
TEACHING. BECAUSE I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT NOT TEACHING.))
Mrs. Gilmore is "all but dissertation" away from being Dr. Gilmore.
And with half of her PhD behind her, she'll be the most highly educated of
any modern first lady.
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: ROXANE'S VERY EXCITED ABOUT BEING A WONDERFUL
FIRST LADY. SHE'S OBVIOUSLY A REAL INTELLECT.))
Jinks Holton was a CIA intelligence analyst... BEFORE she was first lady.
Eddy Dalton was a state senator who ran for lieutenant governor... AFTER she
was a first lady.
Does Mrs. Gilmore care about being a woman of great accomplishment while
she's in one of Virginia's most ceremonial positions?
((ROXANE GILMORE/FUTURE FIRST LADY: YES. I MEAN, I VERY MUCH WANT TO FULFILL
MYSELF AS A PERSON. I DON'T WANT TO BE JUST A SHADOW OR A REFLECTION OF JIM.))
In fact she says she plans to finish her dissertation:
((ROXANE GILMORE/FUTURE FIRST LADY: IT'S ON THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF ATHENIAN
Would she serve on a policy commission if her husband asked her?
((ROXANE GILMORE/FUTURE FIRST LADY: I SUPPOSE IF HE MADE THAT CHOICE AND HE
FELT THAT I WAS QUALIFIED I COULD CERTAINLY DO THAT. BUT I HAVE NO PLAN OR
AGENDA TO DO THAT. I THINK THE PEOPLE ELECTED HIM TO BE GOVERNOR.))
And on that note, her students at Randolph Macon College took time out from
the classics to say congratulations.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Ashland.))
State Police and local authorities want to know who vandalized several cars
and a church in Floyd this weekend.
Residents near New Town Road say this isn't the first time vandals have
targeted their neighborhood.
Late Saturday night, somebody apparently drove through the predominantly
black area, splattering orange paint on cars and a local church.
People who live in the area found the damage when they woke up Sunday
IN Q=As you see
((HARRY JOHNSON: AS YOU SEE, I HAD BOTH OF MY CARS PARKED OUT HERE AND WHEN I
CAME OUT IN THE MORNING...THEY GOT MY WHOLE WINDSHIELD. AND THE PEOPLE WHO
LIVE NEXT DOOR TO ME -- HIS CAR WAS ALL MESSED UP. SOME PEOPLE'S CARS GOT FULL
OF PAINT MUCH MORE THAN MINE.))
OUT Q=more than mine
Authorities say they aren't sure if this was an isolated event, or if it's
linked to other reports of vandalism over the last year.
The hub of Franklin County is getting a face lift.
At a public workshop today, citizens offered opinions on revitalizing
downtown Rocky Mount.
Suggestions include opening a movie theater in town, beautifying the
entrances, and establishing bonds with Ferrum College and the lake community.
Some say the area needs to do more to keep pace with the times.
IN Q=I was born
((ANN COOK/RESIDENT:I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ROCKY MOUNT, MOST WONDERFUL PLACE
IN THE WORLD TO GROW UP. IT WAS A FRIENDLY WONDERFUL TOWN, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, AS
FAR AS WE KNOW AS CHILDREN IT WAS GORGEOUS. AND NOW AFTER 31 YEARS WE MOVED
BACK TO THE OLD HOUSE I WAS RAISED IN AND YOU LOOK AROUND AND YOU DON'T SEE IT
THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE ANYMORE, YOU SEE REALITY.))
The old Norfolk Southern Depot is one of the first projects to be transformed
by the Main Street renovation plan.
Key indexes lost ground on Wall Street today in a quiet day of trading.
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The Dow lost 29 points to close at 75 hundred 53.
NASDAQ dropped 12 points.
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Music-- smiles and laughter were the order of the day at one Montgomery
County Elementary school.
((NATURAL SOUND FROM PARADE. ))
A parade was held this afternoon to thank everyone involved in helping Riner
Elementary win a National Blue Ribbon-- for excellence in education.
There are 85- thousand elementary and middle schools across the nation.
So-- former principal Keith Rowland says its truly an honor to be selected
as one of 262 schools selected for recognition.
IN Q=You have
((KEITH ROWLAND/FORMER RINER ELEM. PRINCIPAL: YOU HAVE TO HAVE GOOD KIDS AND
YOU HAVE TO HAVE VERY SUPPORTIVE PARENTS AND I THINK THAT WAS A BIG KEY
INGREDIENTS TO OUR SUCCESS.
DEBBIE SNELLINGS/RINER ELEMENTARY TEACHER:IT TOOK EVERY TEACHER IN THE
BUILDING, PARENTS CAME IN AND HELPED US WHILE WE WORKED ON THE DOCUMENT, EVEN
STUDENTS TEACHERS HELPED US, SO IT WAS JUST EVERYBODY HELPING US. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Rowland/Former Riner Elem. Principal; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie Snellings/Riner Elementary Teacher; :09
OUT Q=helping us.
School officials also credit community support.
From Good Times to Die Hard Two, John Amos has built a successful career on
television and in films.
But he also loves the stage, and tonight he brings a play he wrote to
Amos was nominated for an Emmy for his role in Roots.
And during the last 25 years, he's become a familiar presence on the big
In "Halley's Comet," Amos plays an 87- year- old man.
IN Q=I remember reading somewhere
((JOHN AMOS/ACTOR: I REMEMBER READING SOMEWHERE OR I CERTAINLY HEARD IT
SOMEWHERE. THERE'S FOUR STAGES IN AN ACTOR'S LIFE. WHO IS JOHN AMOS? GET ME
JOHN AMOS. GET ME A YOUNG JOHN AMOS. WHO IS JOHN AMOS? I FIGURED BEFORE THEY
GOT TO THE LAST TWO PHASES, I'D BETTER GET BACK TO WHAT IT WAS I INITIALLY
STARTED WITH, WHICH WAS THE WRITING.))
OUT Q=which was the writing.
The curtain rises on Halley's Comet tonight at 8 at Covington High School.
Coming your way tonight in sports, the American League Cy Young award winner
is being announced at this hour, the Cavs need to go 50-50 the rest of the way
to help sew up a bowl appearance.
We'll talk with former Hokie Cyrus Lawrence.
And take a look at what turned out to be a rough day for a couple of former
Virginia Cavaliers yesterday at the Jack.
Just minutes ago, Roger Clemens became the American League's first four time
Cy Young Winner.
The Toronto Blue Jays right hander dominanted the A-L this season.
He became the first pitcher in over 50 years to lead the league in
victories, earned run average, and strikeouts.
Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners came in a distant second.
Two games remain on Virginia's football schedule and while a winning
season has already been secured; Steve Mason says these Cavaliers are hardly
ready to slow down.
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The Virginia Tech Football team is off this week, before closing out its
season at Pitt and UVa.
This past Saturday during halftime of the Miami game, the Hokies welcomed
their 1997 Class of Hall of fame Inductees to campus.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday Night; :00
Among the six inductees honored was Cyrus Lawrence, the school's all-time
Lawrence helped lead Tech to the 1980 Peach Bowl, and nowadays he;s back home
in Southampton working as a sales manager.
He marvels at Tech's new bowl success, but says he's not totally surprised.
IN Q="You know...
((CYRUS LAWRENCE/3767 CAREER YARDS AT TECH:))
SUPER=01-Cyrus Lawrence/3767 Career Yards At Tech; :00
OUT Q=...GOING ON TODAY."
Lawrence had a school record 16 one hundred yard rushing games in his career,
and he still looks like he could play today.
The Washington Redskins ruined the homecoming of a couple of former UVa stars
yesterday with their 30-to-7 win over the Detroit Lions at the Jack.
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/Yesterday; :00
The Skins defense rudely welcomed Matt Blundin to the game in the fourth
quarter. He came in with Frank Reich and Scott Mitchell ailing with injuries.
His one and only pass was picked off by Darryl Pounds and returned for a
The Skins' defenders also did a great job on Danville native Herman Moore,
holding the big receiver to just 5 catches for 36 yards.
Now in his 7th year in the league, Moore is the NFL's top receiver this
season, and he's the first to admit he never expected to reach such a level.
IN Q="NOT REALLY...
((HERMAN MOORE/DETROIT LIONS RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Herman Moore/Detroit Lions Receiver; :00
OUT Q=...it seems."
Moore has become a perennial all-pro in Detroit, but he'll always be thankful
for the years he spent at Virginia.
OUT Q=...PRESENTED NOW."
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Jim Gilmore rode the the car tax all the way to the Governor's mansion.
But not everybody is excited about getting rid of Virginia's most hated tax.
The state's 130 commissioners of the revenue are in Roanoke for their annual
meeting this week.
And they are gearing up for a year when the local tax base may be
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We'll have the story, and more tonight on News 7 at 11.