Up next on News 7 at six... Governor Jim Gilmore takes the oath of office
today in an atmosphere of political harmony.
And in Lynchburg the fight to save the city's train station continues.
In sports, Highlights from the Crestar Roundball Classic Duke holds on to
beat Clemson in the A-C-C.
And Darrell Waltrip talks about his new sponsors for the 1998 Winston Cup
We start clearing out the clouds late tonight, Then tomorrow we see the sun,
but tomorrow night we cloud up again.
Detais straight ahead.
He was a grocery store bagger.
Then a bank teller.
He served in the Army.
He went to law school.
Now James Stuart Gilmore the Third is the Governor of Virginia.
Double Boxes=Eric and Ellen/StarLink
Ellen Qualls is at the Richmond Centre where the inaugural ball festivities
are about to begin.
Eric, the first Republican sweep of statewide offices made today a great day
for the Grand Old Party in Virginia.
But for a change, there was NO name calling, no fiery partisan rhetoric.
Governor Jim Gilmore the peacemaker has arrived on the scene.
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SUPER=07-Bob Holsworth; 1:40
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((OH BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES.))
((Mark Earley is now Virginia's Attorney General.
John Hager powered up the ramp and into history as Virginia's first
wheelchair-using lieutenant governor.
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((AS THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, SO HELP ME
GOD. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU. THANK YOU MR. CHIEF JUSTICE.))
And then the Gilmore era began.
((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: MAY OUR DEBATES BE CHARACTERIZED BY CIVILITY,
FAIRNESS, AND JUSTICE. MAY WE GOVERN WITH LONG TERM VISION.))
Democrats hailed the changing tone in Richmond as gentle and gentile.
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I MEAN THERE'S AN OLD SAYING WHERE I GREW UP
THAT YOU CATCH A LOT MORE BEES OR SOMETHING WITH HONEY THAN YOU DO VINEGAR.
WHAT IS IT? WHAT'S THE EXACT SAYING? IS IT FLIES?))
((GILMORE: ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID "GOD MUST LOVE THE COMMON PEOPLE BECAUSE HE
MADE SO MANY OF THEM." WELL GOD HAS BLESSED THIS COMMON MAN WITH A TRULY
UNCOMMON CHANCE TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AS GOVERNOR.))
But Jim Gilmore won't back away from any fights.
He declared "no car tax" now a "moral obligation."
((IN THE SPIRIT OF PATRICK HENRY, VIRGINIANS ARE SAYING WE DON'T WORK FOR THE
PURPOSE OF FUNDING GOVERNMENT. WE WORK TO PROVIDE FOR OURSELVES AND OUR
FAMILY. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE HOW TO SPEND OUR OWN MONEY.))
((BOB HOLSWORTH: JIM GILMORE IS ATTEMPTING TO EMPHASIZE PERSONAL FREEDOM AS
HIS CORE PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT THAT INFORMS ALL HIS POLITICAL VIEWS.))
HIS first view as Governor was the inaugural parade in his honor.
A former high school band drum major himself, the new governor is in his
((RAY RAY UVA. YAAY!))
Tonight we get to see Jim and Roxane Gilmore shake a leg at the ball in his
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Many of the General Assembly members Governor Gilmore will be working with
are back in Richmond without having had much election opposition in their home
Nearly half did not have an opponent last November. Political observers
note pay and other restrictions discourage candidates from seeking the job of
IN Q=We see
((DR. HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH: WE SEE A
VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF ATTORNEYS AND SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE AND ALMOST EVERYONE
ELSE IS REALLY DISQUALIFIED FROM RUNNING.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Professor;
OUT Q=from running.
Former candidate Al Bedrosian says those interested in politics don't need
big party backing or a campaign war chest--he says first time candidates can be
successful if they have principle and consistency on issues.
Last fall Bedrosian came close to upsetting powerful Vinton Democrat Dick
Another female cadet at the Virginia Military Institute called it quits
The Washington Post reported that Beth Hogan of Oregon returned to the
school Tuesday after the Christmas holidays then told officials yesterday she
Hogan was the first woman in the school's 158-year history to sign VMI's
Three Columbia/HCA hospitals are once again on the preferred provider
organization lists for Trigon Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
use file from 597-51 5-Columbia; 97-88 Columbia
Yesterday, Delegate Jim Shuler and State Senator Madison Mayre apparently
worked out an agreement calling for Trigon to honor its insurance contract for
With the settlement, workers are now covered through to October 19-99.
Back in December Trigon announced plans to drop three Columbia/HCA
Lewis-Gale, Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community Hospital-- from its
preferred provider organizations lists.
A spokesperson for Trigon would not confirm yesterday's settlement.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
One Roanoke city council member wants to bridge the gap between
neighborhoods and city government.
Nelson Harris thinks council would benefit by taking a walk through local
IN Q=ESSENTIALLY, WHAT
((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN; ESSENTIALLY, WHAT I AM PROPOSING
IS THAT COUNCIL AND TOP CITY ADMINISTRATORS TOUR NEIGHBORHOODS. TALK WITH
CITIZENS IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS. SEE FIRST HAND SOME OF THE PROBLEM AREAS OR
CONCERNS THAT THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE FACING, AS WELL AS SEE SOME OF THE GOOD
THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Councilman;
OUT Q=THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.
If council agrees to the concept, Harris says he will lead the way in
forming the neighborhood partnership.
The councilman wants to follow the foot steps of a similar successful
program developed in Petersburg.
IN Q=IT WAS A
((HARRIS; IT WAS A SUBSTANTIVE WAY FOR THEM TO ADDRESS SOME NEIGHBORHOOD
CONCERNS AND ISSUES BEFORE THEY REALLY BECAME PROBLEMS.))
OUT Q=BECAME PROBLEMS.
Harris says he's NOT trying to encourage campaigning.
He will make his recommendation to council on Tuesday.
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Netscape suffers casualties in the browser war...
And a site of "Titanic" proportions hits the web...
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=It's loosing millions
SUPER=04-"Titanic"-Paramount Pictures; 1:03
It's loosing millions of dollars and hundreds of workers...
Netscape is projecting an 80 million dollar quarterly loss, blaming pressure
from Microsoft and lagging sales.
400 layoffs are planned, about 13 percent of it's workforce.
Meanwhile, closing arguments in Justice Department's anti-trust suit against
Microsoft are scheduled for Thursday.
Learn more about money and politics in your area by visiting the Federal
Election Commission site.
It now has on-line access to financial reports from candidates, and
You can learn a lot with a quick search, for example, did you know Virginia
dentists have their own political action committee?
An Indiana school keeps parents involved in education through it's web page.
At the Evansville Day School site parents can check on the curriculum and
class materials... browse sports statistics, and check out their grades...
It's one of the first schools in the country with on-line report cards...
school officials say it's well-protected by password system
If you fell head over heals for the movie "Titanic"... You'll love the real
story... chronicled by the Encyclopedia Britannica in a special on-line exhibit
of photographs, illustrations and press clippings.
To join the voyage, head for the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website, at
Several of Roanoke's prominent African-Americans and others are being
honored this evening at the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King banquet.
Among those recognized are former Senator Granger MacFarlane and some of
Norfolk- Southern's employees.
Officials say every person recognized is familiar with Dr. King's dream for
equality and has helped in some capacity in the peaceful movement.
IN Q=LIKE MY SISTER
((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SCLC PRESIDENT; LIKE MY SISTER, SHE WAS PICKETING IN
COLLEGE, FOR DISCRIMINATION THAT WAS HAPPENING AT BLUEFIELD AT THE TIME. MS.
COLES WAS THE FIRST BLACK TEACHER WHO WAS WORKING IN BEDFORD COUNTY WHICH WAS
PREDOMINATELY ALL WHITE. EVERYONE HERE KNOWS WHAT THE STRUGGLE HAS BEEN.))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke SCLC President;
OUT Q=HAS BEEN.
The event is being hosted by the Roanoke branch of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference, a civil rights group started by Dr. King in 1957.
Today marks the one- year anniversary of the death of Lynchburg city
councilman Junius Haskins.
One of Haskins' pet projects was the renovation of the city's old train
His colleagues are working to make sure that dream stays alive.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=Five months before
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July, 1996; :00
SUPER=10-Junius Haskins//July, 1996; :12
SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member; :51
SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:01
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Five months before he died, Junius Haskins surveyed the old train station
that meant so much to him, and talked about his vision for the property.
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IN Q=It could
((JUNIUS HASKINS/JULY, 1996: IT COULD BE A GOLD MINE. I'M JUST WAITING FOR IT
TO HAPPEN. IT'S NOT IF, BUT IT'S JUST WHEN, BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO HAPPEN.))
OUT Q=got to happen.
Haskins died of a heart attack in Washington D.C., on a mission to raise
federal support for the project.
A year later, his efforts are paying off.
The city has completed a development plan for the area, and will soon start
applying a quarter million dollar grant towards renovating the station.
IN Q=Despite the outward
((STEVE SMALLSHAW/REPORTING: DESPITE THE OUTWARD APPEARANCES, OFFICIALS SAY
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE HERE. A CITY STAFFER HAS BEEN ASSIGNED FULL TIME TO THE
TRAIN STATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, AND NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE WITH THE RAILROADS
TO HAVE THE PROPERTY DONATED TO LYNCHBURG.))
OUT Q=donated to Lynchburg.
Like Haskins, his colleagues know this will take time.
It's his memory that keeps them going.
IN Q=Doesn't look
((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: DOESN'T LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THEN
IT DID LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME, BUT I THINK IT WILL, AND THINGS DO TAKE TIME.
WE'RE LOOKING AT THE WHOLE AREA.))
OUT Q=the whole area.
IN Q=It's going to
((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG, DRAWN OUT
PROJECT, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL ONCE IT IS COMPLETED, AND I'M GOING TO
STAY ON TOP OF IT UNTIL IT DOES REACH COMPLETION.))
OUT Q=reach completion.
Barksdale says the city and Haskins deserve at least that much.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
The Roanoke Rescue Mission is 50 years old this year.
The mission's founder, Lois Johnson Bettis is the subject of this weekend's
In July of 1948 Lois and her new husband Gus arrived from Chicago to begin
their work in an old flop house on Salem Avenue.
IN Q=The first night
((LOIS JOHNSON BETTIS/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION: THE FIRST NIGHT THAT WE WERE
THERE, I MEAN THE POLICE COME TO RAID THE PLACE, YOU KNOW, WHICH WAS UNUSUAL
FOR ME. I WASN'T EXPECTING THAT. WHEN I WENT TO THE DOOR THE MAN ASKED ME IF I
WAS THE NEW MADAM. THE OFFICER SAID ARE YOU THE NEW MADAM? I SAID NO, I'M THE
NEW MISSIONARY. HE SAID OH, SO THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL YOURSELVES THESE DAYS. I
APPARENTLY DIDN'T MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION ON HIM AND HE DIDN'T MAKE A GOOD
IMPRESSION ON ME EITHER. ))
SUPER=01-Lois Johnson Bettis/Roanoke Rescue Mission;
OUT Q=a good impression on me either.
Join News 7 at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning for Virginia Profiles as Public
Affairs Director Kelly Zuber looks at the history of the Roanoke Rescue
And coming up, Virginia Tech loses its third straight game the Crestar
Roundball Classic is underway at the Salem Civic Center.
And Clemson uses a second half rally to take Duke to the wire in an A-C-C
game this afternoon.
The Crestar Classic Roundball Classic opened this afternoon at the Salem
SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs Providence Day; :
Providence Day head coach David Carrier huddled around his team setting up
Fleming moves the ball in close Scott Byrd passes to Michael Fleshman who
hits the jumper in traffic to tie it at 17 to 17 in the second quarter.
But Providence day comes right back with the outside game Ryan Carson hits
the three pointer for the lead.
The Colonels took the lead in the SUPER=33-William Fleming/63/Providence
Day/61/;quarter and then William Hankins nails this three pointer and Fleming
goes on to win the game 63 to 61.
Salem and Lee of Staunton are on the floor right now then later tonight
Patrick Henry takes on Liberty at 6-thirty and Northise faces Chapel Hill,
North Carolina at 8:15
Virginia Tech failed in its bid to knock off a top ranked opponent.
This afternoon, Torraye Braggs tied a career high with 24 points and he
grabbed 11 rebounds as Xavier beat the Hokies 77 to 66 in the Atlantic 10.
Tech trailed by 15 at the half and could never catch. Brendan Dunlop led
the Hokies with 15 Rolan Roberts and Russ Wheeler added 12 apiece.
The Hokies have lost three in a row and six of their last seven games.
Meantime, The Lady Hokies beat George Washington 64 to 57. Terri Williams
scored 19 for the Hokies.
Second ranked Duke had to hold on today in the final seconds and the Blue
Devils beat Clemson 81 to 80.
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ABC SPORTS; :
Rick Barnes watches his Tigers fall behind in the second half.
The Blue Devils would take it to the hoop and this basket put the Tigers
behind by a score of 55 to 31.
Then moments later Trajan Langdon gets behind the line and hits the three
pointer for three of his season high 23 points.
But the Tigers clawed their way back into the game on this play Terrell
McIntyre banks in the three from the top of the key to make it 78 to 72.
Langdon answered that basket with this three pointer and the Tigers trailed
81 to 78.
Clemson cut the lead to one and had SUPER=33-Duke/81/Clemson/80/;two
shots at the win in the closing seconds but Duke holds on to win 81 to 80.
North Carolina was back to work this afternoon after losing to Maryland
earlier in the week.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/CBS SPORTS; :
Buzz Peterson was back in Chapel Hill with his Mountaineers.
Carolina took it to the hoop early and often Vince Carter driving in for the
first points of the game.
The next time down the floor Antwan Jamison takes it in the paint and hits
the jump hook for a 4 to nothing lead.
Appalachian State trailed by 16 at the half Mike Garner hitting this three
pointer for the Mountaineers.
But Carolina was just to strong Ed SUPER=33-North Carolina/96/Appalachian
St./63/;Cota takes it in and scores off the glass and the Tar Heels win it 96
Darrell Waltrip celebrated his 25-th year in Winston Cup racing in 1997.
But a lack of sponsorship money almost kept him from joining the circuit this
However, Mike Stevens tells us that some construction specialists are
helping him build up his bank account just in time for Daytona.
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OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
Roanoke goalie Daniel Berthiaume was back in net for the Express last night
he registered 43 saves as the Express beat the Charlotte Checkers 4 to 1.
Chris Cantu scored twice and J.F. Tremblay had a goal.
Roanoke plays on the road at Raleigh tonight.
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