Up next on News 7 at 6... a historic African American site is about to
become a conference center
And could your computer become a victim of the so-called "millenium bug"?
In sports, The N-F-C and A-F-C championships are all set for tomorrow
afternoon Washington and Lee has a date with Roanoke College tonight.
And this afternoon the Hokies run Atlantic 10 opponent St. Joseph's out of
Tomorrow will feel more seasonable with temperatures dropping quite a bit
tonight-- and the four day forecast is looking wet.
Details straight ahead.
A Roanoke realtor and his wife are developing their dream business locally.
David Johnson says "Malone's Peake" may be one of the Valley's best kept
IN Q=What was once
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Roland Malone/"Malone's Peake" Owner; :15
SUPER=07-Edna Malone; :45
OUT Q=news 7
((What was once the site of Roanoke's most prominent African-American private
social club is now a public banquet
The historic "Dukes and Earls" club is now "Malone's Peake".
((ROLAND MALONE/"MALONE'S PEAKE" OWNER; THIS BANQUET FACILITY HAS DONE WONDERS
FOR REUNIONS, CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ANNIVERSARIES, THINGS OF
THAT NATURE THAT YOU NORMALLY LOOK FOR A PLACE.))
The center sits on nearly seven and a half acres and has outgrown its
current capacity, so the Malones plan to expand.
The master plan includes a conference center, an amphitheater and picnic
The structure reflects the area's history and the banquet rooms identify
with the region.
((EDNA MALONE/"MALONE'S PEAKE" CO-OWNER; WE HAVE "LICK RUN" WHICH IS A STREAM
THAT BORDERS THE AREA HERE. WE ALSO HAVE "POINDEXTER HALL" WHICH IS AN AREA
HERE IN KINGSTOWN AND WE HAVE "KINGSTOWN" HALL.))
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MALONE'S PEAKE WILL BE COMPLETED OVER THE NEXT FIVE
YEARS AND WILL BE PRIVATELY FUNDED. ROLAND AND EDNA HAVE PUT ABOUT 200-THOUSAND
DOLLARS INTO THE FACILITY, BUT IT WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO- MILLION DOLLARS TO MAKE
THEIR DREAM A REALITY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
Colleges are fighting computer harassment, and should you be worried about
the so-called "millenium bug"?
More on those stories in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=They may help with
SUPER=03-South Boston; :26
SUPER=01-Jerry Hill/The Software Factory; :42
They may help with your studies, but Internet computers in college have an
unwanted side effect... harassment.
A survey of 400 colleges found two-thirds had incidents of e-mail sexual
harrassment... Almost as many had a problem with hackers... and a third had
students who were victimized by electronic hate messages.
Good news for some home computer users worried about the so-called millenium
If you use a pentium system mainly for word-processing, e-mail, and
web-browsing, chances are you don't have much to fear... so says Jerry Hill
with the Software Factory in South Boston.
IN Q=You're in pretty good
((JERRY HILL/THE SOFTWARE FACTORY; YOU'RE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE, SINCE YOU'RE
NOT RELYING ON IT FOR YOUR BUSINESS, WHATEVER HAPPENS, WHATEVER MIGHT FAIL, AND
THEIR MIGHT BE SOME SOFTWARE THAT MIGHT FAIL, IT CAN BE FIXED.))
OUT Q=can be fixed
Software Factory programmers are helping businesses fix the millenium
problem... caused by an old computer code that doesn't recognize dates with the
If the girl scouts don't make it to your door this year, you can still get
those cookies on the web.
A Boston Girl Scout chapter will begin taking on-line credit card orders
later this month.
Once you get them, the Girl Scouts Resource Center site has a list of recipes
you can use them in... how about the Thin Mint Ice Cream Log!
The links to these sites are on the Webwatch page on the WDBJ website, at
Republican Pat Muldoon announced this week he'll make a second try for Rick
Boucher's seat in Congress.
But he's already way behind in the money race.
IN Q=Spending reports filed
OUT Q=over 57-thousand.
Spending reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that
Muldoon's cash balance was 15 dollars.
He also owed more than 5-thousand dollars from his unsuccessful 1996
In the 1997-98 election cycle, Muldoon showed total receipts of two-thousand
50 dollars. All of that was a personal loan.
He had spent two-thousand 82 dollars.
Like most incumbents, Boucher has plenty of money to spend on his
More than 442-thousand dollars in the bank.
His spending reports for the 1997-98 cycle show that Boucher took in more
than 81-thousand dollars, and spent just over 57-thousand.
The other potential GOP contender is Doctor Joe Barta of Radford.
He's not an official candidate yet, so he hasn't filed any spending reports.
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Dorothy Mendenhall has lived in northwest Roanoke for all of her 80 years.
From her front porch on Rutherford Avenue to the streets of downtown
Roanoke, she's seen a world of changes, both good and bad.
IN Q=It makes you stop and think
((DOROTHY MENDENHALL: IT MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK AND WONDER WHY WE DIDN'T HAVE
THE PRIVILEGES AND OPPORTUNITIES BACK THEN, BUT A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO
BELIEVED IN THAT HAVE PASSED ON AND THIS IS A NEW GENERATION. AND TIME CHANGES
THINGS IN MORE THAN ONE WAY.))
OUT Q=in more than one way.
We'll hear more of what Dorothy Mendenhall has to say about her life in
Roanoke on News 7 Sunday Morning.
Her story is the first installment of our weekly feature, Virginia
TAPE#=Eye On Virginia
GRAPHIC=Eye On Virginia
A new law and better awareness are prompting more victims of domestic abuse
to head to shelters to put an end to the violence.
But, as Kelly Zuber explains in this week's edition of Eye on Virginia, more
women are still haunted by fear and the threat of danger.
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SUPER=01-Darlene Young/Turning Point; :28
SUPER=20-Kelly Zuber; :47
SUPER=01-Sgt. T. L. Carmichael/Roanoke Police Dept.; 1:20
OUT Q=Kelly Zuber/News 7.
(( (Animated Open) RUNS=:05
1997 showed us just how deadly domestic violence can be.
From one end of our viewing area to the other women and even children died
when abuse turned to murder.
At the Turning Point shelter in Roanoke, workers have seen a change.
The shelter is receiving more victims than ever before and they're arriving
in worse shape.
IN Q=I've seen women that's been
((DARLENE YOUNG/THE TURNING POINT: I'VE SEEN WOMEN THAT HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY
BEATEN, MORE SO THAN USUAL. A LOT OF WOMEN WE SEE COME HERE, OVER HALF OF
THEM, ARE PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABUSED WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF BLACK EYES AND BROKEN
BONES AND WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN BEATEN UP PRETTY BAD.))
OUT Q=beaten pretty bad.
This woman is hiding out at the Turning Point.
To avoid her abuser she had to leave her house, her hometown and cut off all
contact with other family members.
IN Q=We had a yard, we had a swing set
((WE HAD A YARD, WE HAD A SWING SET, WE HAD THINGS BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE A HOME.
THIS HERE AT THE SHELTER IS MORE OF A HOME THAN MY DAUGHTER SAW THERE.))
OUT Q=my daughter saw there.
IN Q=I'm trying to work through my
((I'M TRYING TO WORK THROUGH MY ANGER 'CAUSE I'M VERY ANGRY THAT I HAVE TO LIVE
LIKE THIS AND THAT MY CHILD HAS TO LIVE LIKE THIS.))
OUT Q=has to live like this.
Domestic violence victims got a break last year when a new law went into
affect that directs police officers to arrest abusers.
IN Q=What it means for the victims is
((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE VICTIMS IS
THAT WE PHYSICALLY REMOVE THE THREAT FROM THE RESIDENCE ALLOWING THEM A LITTLE
TIME TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS.))
OUT Q=to make some decisions.
IN Q=I don't think it has lessened
((DARLENE YOUNG: I DON'T THINK IT HAS LESSENED THEIR FEAR ANY. I THINK THEY
ARE JUST AS SCARED EVEN THOUGH THE POLICE OFFICER DOES MAKE THE ARREST. BUT
ONCE THEY ARE HERE AND ONCE THEY REALIZE WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON, THAT ABUSE IS
NOT GOING TO CHANGE, THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
OUT Q=do something about it.
Women who have to choose between staying or leaving home are gambling that
one option will be less risky than the other.
IN Q=Statistically, the woman who
((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL: STATISTICALLY, THE WOMAN, WHEN SHE MAKES THE DECISION
TO LEAVE AND SHE LEAVES, IS 70% MORE LIKELY TO BE THE VICTIM OF A HOMICIDE THAN
IF SHE STAYS.))
OUT Q=than if she stays.
IN Q=I feel so much stronger now
((I FEEL SO MUCH STRONGER NOW AND THERE'S SO MUCH HELP HERE. I DON'T TURN A
CORNER THAT SOMEBODY DOESN'T SAY DARLING DO YOU NEED A HUG? YOU GONNA BE OK?
WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER AND I SEE PEOPLE DO AND I FEEL
STRONGER THAN I WAS.))
OUT Q=stronger than I was.
IN Q=When a victim makes the decision
((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL: WHEN A VICTIM MAKES THE DECISION TO LEAVE THEN SHE
MAKES IT. SHE BECOMES STRONG AT THAT POINT AND SHE KNOWS WHAT THE RISKS ARE.))
OUT Q=what the risks are.
A state hotline set up by Virginians Against Domestic Violence can direct
you to help in your area. The number is 1-800-838-VADV.
Kelly Zuber, News 7.))
News happens in Virginia throughout the day, every day of the week.
And, now News 7 has expanded its coverage--
to bring you local news every WEEKEND morning.
Join Andrew Freiden and Denise Allen for News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7
Sunday Morning--both days at 8 a-m.
They'll fill you in on what's going on in your area.
And, you can step into the kitchen with Andrew as he brings you the latest
They'll also take you back in time, highlighting some of the history of the
Commonwealth on Virginia Newsreel.
You won't want to miss News 7 Sunday Morning tomorrow when Denise Allen will
check in with the dentist for the Roanoke Express.
The 1998 professional golf season kicked off this week across the country.
And, here in Roanoke golfers teed-off, but not everyone was using clubs...
at least not at the first disc golf tournament of the year that began at
Fishburn Park today.
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((DON WETZEL/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR; DISC GOLF IS JUST LIKE REGULAR GOLF AS FAR AS
SCORING. THE LOWEST NUMBER OF THROWS AS OPPOSED TO STROKES WINS.))
SUPER=01-Don Wetzel/Tournament Director;
OUT Q=STROKES WINS.
Locally, the sport is starting to catch on. There are different levels from
beginners to professionals.
IN Q=WE HAVE A
((WETZEL; WE HAVE A NOVICE DIVISION FOR SOMEBODY THAT'S JUST BEGINNING TO PLAY
OR SOMEBODY THAT DOESN'T FEEL THAT THEY PLAY VERY WELL. WE HAVE AN ADVANCED
DIVISION FOR PEOPLE IN BETWEEN NOVICE AND OPEN WHICH IS THE LAST DIVISION.
JOHNNY BROWN/PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLFER; I'VE PLAYED IN TOURNAMENTS IN
BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. THEY HAVE MULTI- TOURNAMENTS DOWN THERE. I PLAY
DOWN THERE, I'VE PLAYED IN RICHMOND, A PDGA TOURNAMENT DOWN THERE.))
SUPER=01-Johnny Brown/Professional Disc Golfer; :11
OUT Q=DOWN THERE.
Newcomers say while their confidence is high, the game is not as easy as it
IN Q=IT'S CHALLENGING
((STACY OWEN/ROOKIE DISC GOLFER; IT'S CHALLENGING A LITTLE BIT. IT'S MORE THAN
JUST THROWING A FRISBEE AND EVERYTHING. IT'S MORE THAN I EXPECTED BUT IT'S
SUPER=01-Stacy Owen/Rookie Disc Golfer;
OUT Q=REALLY FUN
Disc golf began in 1975 and there are about 500 disc golf courses worldwide.
And coming up, The Roanoke Express is back at the Roundhouse tonight for a
big game against the Richmond Renegades.
And Virginia made it close in the end but the Cavaliers come up short
against top ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Curtis Staples was back on his game this afternoon but his 21 points wasn't
enough as top ranked North Carolina beat Virginia 81 to 73.
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Carolina's Bill Guthridge watching his team pull away in the first half.
Shammond Williams gets out on the break after the steal for the jam and a
26 to 17 Carolina lead.
The Cavaliers work the ball around and find Willie Dersch wide open
underneath for the easy basket.
But the Tar Heels go to the alley oop to Antawn Jamison who scores two of
his 26 points and Carolina led 34 to 25 at the half.
Norman Nolan kept the Cavaliers close in the second half scoring two of
his game high 29 points.
The Tar Heels answered when Vince Carter hit back to back three's giving
Carolina a 50 to 39 lead.
Staples got hot in the closing SUPER=33-North
Carolina/81/Virginia/73/;minutes of the game hitting the three but North
Carolina holds on to win it 81 to 73.
Virginia Tech had an Atlantic Conference game at the Cassell today and the
Hokies beat St. Joseph's 72 to 61.
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The Hokies cleared the smoke as they entered the Cassell for the tipoff.
Tech worked the ball around the court and Jenis Grindstaff gets open and
hits the jumper.
But the Hawks come right back as Duval Simmons bulls his way into the lane
and scores keeping the Hawks close.
The Hokies get it down low to their big man Russ Wheeler who works the jump
hook for the hoop and a four point half time lead.
Tech Pulled away in the second SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/72/St.
Joseph's/61/;half when Myron Gillory steps behind the line and hits the three
pointer and the Hokies win it 72 to 61.
VMI trailed by only two at the half but Appalachian State Pulled away in the
second half to beat the Keydets this afternoon in Lexington 76 to 71.
Aaron Demory led the Keydets with 18 points.
A big Old Dominion Athletic conference showdown at the Bast Center later
today as the Maroons of Roanoke College Host Washington and Lee.
After being picked to finish near the bottom of the conference in the Pre
season coaches poll, The Generals have shocked the league and now are in first
place at this point in the season.
And W & L may be coming to town at the right time to get It's first win over
the Maroons in four years.
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((KEVIN MOORE/W & L HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Kevin Moore/W & L Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......ways to go."
Tip off at the Bast Center is tonight at 7-Thirty.
The Green Bay Packers 49ers will battle for the NFC title and an invitation
to the Super Bowl this Sunday in their divisional championship game in San
And the Packers will once again be the favorite thanks to reigning MVP Brett
He is the most dangerous and exciting player in the league, And he also has
been known to drive his head coach absolutely nuts.
IN Q="He ages me...
((MIKE HOLMGREN/GREEN BAY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Holmgren/Green Bay Head Coach; :00
OuT Q=...YOU KNOW. HA HA HA
Meantime, The quarterback on the other side of the ball is Familiar with
Mike Holmgren to.
Steve Young credits Holmgren with laying the foundation for his career.
IN Q="I think he.
((STEVE YOUNG/SAN FRANCISCO QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Steve Young/San Francisco Quarterback; :
OUT Q=........GOOD QUARTERBACK."
Tomorrow's A-F-C championship will put the old against the young at the
Denver's John Elway with his experience in the playoffs against
Pittsburgh's young buck Kordell Stewart.
IN Q="he's a great...
((JOHN ELWAY/DENVER QUARTERBACK; : ))
SUPER=01-John Elway/Denver Quarterback; :
OUT Q=.........HANDLE IT."
The Roanoke Express is back on the ice at the Roundhouse tonight taking on
But Express fans will want to wake up early Sunday.
Denise Allen is profiling one of the teams most valuable players tomorrow in
You can meet Jeffrey Wetter during Sunday Morning.
Tomorrow at eight.
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