Up next on News 7 at Six... A West Virginia man is under arrest after a
shooting in Bath County.
And we'll visit the OTHER Olympic games, underway right here in Virginia.
In sports, Dale Earnhardt celebrates at Daytona We'll check in on the medal
count at the Olympics plus highlights from the N-B-A.
And the Lady Flames of Liberty University remain undefeated thanks to an
I hope you enjoyed the sun this weekend-- because it won't be back for a
Freezing Rain and Sleet start off the work week, and then, lots of rain.
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A man is in stable condition after being shot in the face at a home along
Route 6-29 in Bath County.
Rescuers transported 40-year John Wyatt of Hopewell, Virginia to Roanoke
Memorial Hospital last night.
Police arrested Gary McGaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia and charged him
with attempted murder.
Authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting.
Three people suffered minor injuries following a traffic accident in Roanoke
early this morning.
It happened around four near the Racetrack gas station on Orange Avenue.
A car flipped over several times, took out traffic signs and a utility pole
and finally landed upside down.
All three passengers were treated and released at a Roanoke hospital with no
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The so-called "crime family" trial in federal court in Roanoke appears to
be coming along right on schedule.
Testimony is set to resume Tuesday, the start of the sixth- -and perhaps- -
Keith Humphry has a review of the evidence from last week.
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OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.
(( The jury saw a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail and how it
Hurling a vodka bottle full of gasoline does not exactly match the
scenarios alleged in the Abed indictment.
((Richard Chisholm says he stood on a log and pushed a Boones Farm wine bottle
through the security bars of the rear window of the Corner Store.
Everybody agrees the fire started on the opposite wall- -nine and a half
feet away- -inside the storeroom.))
It'll be up to the jury to decide whether a molotov cocktail could have
been what started the fire.
An expert hired by the defense says it couldn't have happened that way.
Patrick McGinley scoffed at the fact that investigators failed to find the
wine bottle- -or part of it.
Not even the rag Chisholm says they stuffed in the neck of the bottle
turned up among the broken beer bottles inside.
((After the President's Day holiday the defense attorneys say they have one
more day's worth of witnesses.
The Government will undoubtedly have some rebuttal evidence.
And then the jury could get the case by the end of the week.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 , Roanoke.))
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The idea of increasing the speed limit on major highways was brought to a
screeching halt yesterday, when the House of Delegates voted against it.
The House Transportation Committee sent a bill to the House floor that would
have raised the maximum speed to 70- miles per hour on interstates.
But the House put the brakes on the measure voting 82- to 18- against the
Some people opposed to the proposal say greater speeds mean higher risks of
IN Q=AIR BAGS AND
((MARTIN TURNAUER/ROAD ISSUE EXPERT; AIR BAGS AND SEAT BELTS ARE NOT MADE FOR
REALLY HIGHER SPEEDS VERSUS WHAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE FOR. AND A COUPLE OF
OTHER REASONS, WEATHER CONDITIONS CERTAINLY PLAY HAVOC. PEOPLE WON'T SLOW DOWN
IN BAD WEATHER. ANOTHER SITUATION WOULD BE THAT WE HAVE AN OLDER POPULATION.
MORE AND MORE OLDER DRIVERS, SLOWER REACTION TIME AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO
SLOW DOWN THEIR SPEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Martin Turnauer/Road Issue Expert;
OUT Q=THEIR SPEEDS.
Turnauer (TURN-HOUR) also says when speeds increase on interstates, it
usually means higher speeds on secondary roads, which could result in more
If the bill is submitted again, he says one thing delegates should consider
is the accident statistics of states which have already approved the
Sky-high prices rattle the nerves of at least one pharmacist.
And, a local tobacco seller watches its profits go up in smoke.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business
IN Q=A Bedford pharmicist
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OUT Q=I'm Scott Goldberg.
((A Bedford pharmacist discovered something that could make his customers
Paul Bisbee went to re-order a relaxant drug and found out the price had
soared from ten dollars a bottle to 343-dollars.
Bisbee has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging two
pharmaceutical companies wrongfully jacked up the price.
The F-T-C is teaming up with the Post Office in another scam-busting venture.
The agency is going after companies that run bogus classified ads promising
post-office jobs to people willing to pay a fee.
In Blacksburg, researchers at Virginia Tech got a big federal grant to
investigate how ultraviolet lights reflect off road signs in foggy or rainy
It's part of the high-tech smart-road laboratory on the highway connecting
Interstate-81 and Blacksburg.
In Danville, Dimon tobacco announced a whopping 36-percent drop in profits
during the last half of 19-97.
The tobacco-leaf seller blames the drop on cigarette makers, who are buying
less tobacco in anticipation of high cigarette taxes coming from a national
Dow Jones Pre Pro
This week on Wall Street, four straight days of record closes brought the Dow
to an all time-high of 83-70.
The Nasdaq went up 16-points, ending the week at 17-10.
That's your News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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Straight ahead on the newscast--Nagano isn't the only place you can find
athletes competing for the gold.
Here in the Commonwealth competition was fierce at the Special Olympic
We'll have highlights from the day's events coming up in a few minutes but
first let's get an update on the weather with Andrew Freiden.
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It's the same job but in a different town for Keith Holland, as he moves
from Vinton to become town manager of Rocky Mount in Franklin County.
Tina Tenret takes a look at some of the challenges Holland will face on this
week's edition of Virginia Profiles.
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((Keith Holland and his wife still call themselves newlyweds.
Married nine months, they're planning to buy their first home, right where
Keith Holland first called home.
In Rocky Mount.
Holland is the new town manager here -- and he says he remembers many faces
from his childhood.
IN Q=Very friendly
((VERY FRIENDLY. NO PROBLEM WITH WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND SOMEONE LOOKING
YOU IN THE EYE AND SAYING GOOD MORNING OR HELLO AND THAT MEANS A LOT. QUALITY
OF LIFE MEANS A LOT TO ME IN MY JOB. MY JOB CAN BE FRUSTRATING, IT CAN BE
TRYING AT TIMES. ON THOSE OCCASIONS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING TO
HELP A CITIZEN OR HELP THE COMMUNITY, MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. IT'S ALL
OUT Q=all worth it
Holland is no newcomer to this line of work -- he's wrapping up a stint as
Vinton's assistant town manager.
But as the Franklin County seat, Rocky Mount is different -- Holland says
business is booming and building I-73 will cement that trend.
He has no big changes in mind -- except to improve relations between town
council and the board of supervisors.
He believes in compromise.
IN Q=I'm fairly easy
((I'M FAIRLY EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. WHEN IT'S TIME FOR BUSINESS, I'M ALL
BUSINESS. I LIKE TO SMILE. I LIKE TO PUT PEOPLE AT EASE. I TRY TO BE VERY
HUMBLE. I WAS RAISED THAT WAY.))
OUT Q=that way
These newlyweds say they may even raise little Hollands in Rocky Mount.
Tina Tenret News7))
Teenagers in Blacksburg now have a new place to go to shoot some hoops on
Sundays--the Blacksburg Recreation Center.
The center is now hosting SUPER SUNDAYS where you have to be a teen to get
Youngsters get together and play a little ball and when they get tired, they
can relax with a bite to eat while watching television.
IN Q=LAST YEAR
((MARK MITRY/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; LAST YEAR WE HAD FIVE ON FIVE. THIS IS
SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR, THREE ON THREE. ALL OUR FRIENDS GET TOGETHER, WE PLAY
THREE ON THREE, SO IT'S PRETTY GOOD.))
((BRIAN DANIELS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; IT'S A GOOD WAY FOR BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS WITH THEIR FRIENDS. TO PLAY
SOME BALL OR WHATEVER.))
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SUPER=01-Brian Daniels/High School Student;
OUT Q=OR WHATEVER.
While basketball is the only game being offered now, there may be plans to
add some more.
IN Q=IF WE CAN
((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; IF WE CAN GET BACK INTO MORE OF
WHAT THE TEAMS WANT, MAYBE SOME VOLLEYBALL, MORE SKI TRIPS. WORKING TOWARDS A
DIVERSIFIED TEAM PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Conner/Blacksburg Rec. Supervisor;
OUT Q=AT ONE TIME.
Conner says the benefit of offering the center to the teens on Sunday is to
give them a place to call their own, while keeping them off the streets.
If you couldn't make it to Nagano to catch the Olympic Games in person,
there are some OTHER Olympics going on right here in the Commonwealth.
David Johnson has more.
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SUPER=01-Katherine Beck/Athlete; :31 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Maury Abbitt/Athlete; :34 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Nancy Harman/Regional Coordinator; 1:08
OUT Q=news 7, blacksburg.
((Close to 250- athletes took part in the special olympics regional
basketball tournament held this weekend in Blacksburg.
From the physically challenged to the learning- disabled, the games are part
of the year- round activities that give participants something more than just a
place to showcase their talents.
IN Q=FOR ONE I'VE
((LUKE WILLIAMSON/ATHLETE; FOR ONE I'VE LEARNED THAT TEAMWORK IS MORE THAN
WINNING AND THAT, AT LEAST IF YOU TRY YOUR BEST, YOU KNOW THAT YOU PUT
SOMETHING INTO IT.))
OUT Q=INTO IT.
IN Q=YOU CAN
((KATHERINE BECK/ATHLETE; YOU CAN MEET NEW FRIENDS AND DO STUFF.))
OUT Q=DO STUFF.
IN Q=THESE OLYMPICS
((MAURY ABBITT/ATHLETE; THESE OLYMPICS, THEY GIVE ME A CHANCE TO HELP PEOPLE.
TO LEARN THE BASKETBALL GAME AND MEET NEW PEOPLE TOO. AND GO DIFFERENT PLACES,
I LIKE THAT.))
OUT Q=LIKE THAT.
The New River Valley is one of several localities that has a unified league,
where athletes are paired up with people without disabilities and players take
part in a full season.
At these tournaments, full- court, half- court and individual skills
competitions are part of the ever- growing programs of the event.
IN Q=WE FIND THAT
((NANCY HARMAN/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; WE FIND THAT WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE COME OUT
AND WATCH THE EVENTS, PEOPLE BECOME INVOLVED AS COACHES AND STUFF. THEY SOON
REALIZE THAT OUR ATHLETES HAVE A LOT OF ABILITY AND THEY BEGIN TO FORGET ABOUT
THEIR DISABILITIES AND THEY START FOCUSING ON THEIR ABILITIES. THAT'S WHAT IS
EXCITING ABOUT OUR PROGRAM AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BROUGHT MORE OF OUR ATHLETES IN
OUT Q=IN AS WELL
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; CASSELL COLISEUM IS ONE OF FOUR SITES STATEWIDE
WHERE THE GAMES ARE BEING HELD. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS MAY QUALIFY FOR THE STATE
BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH ARE IN FREDERICKSBURG NEXT MONTH. DAVID JOHNSON,
NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
When the news continues we'll show you how two doctors helped others see
things a little more clearly yesterday--
by offering eye exams for about a dollar.
It's a service they offer every Valentine's Day in order to raise money for
the American Heart Association.
We'll have the complete story when we return.
A Christiansburg couple helped youngsters put things in focus yesterday by
giving eye exams.
Every year optometrists Becky Cook Mann and Scott Mann spend Valentine's Day
checking the eye sight of just about anyone, but usually for youngsters under
IN Q=WE DO A VISION
((MELISSA BRAKEFIELD/EYE CARE OPTOMETRIC CENTER; WE DO A VISION SCREENING FOR A
DOLLAR, JUST TO SEE IF THEY NEED AN EYE EXAM, JUST TO TRY AND HELP THEM OUT.
AND THE MONEY GOES TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.))
((GENE REGAN/PARENT; I THINK THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS TO BRING
THEIR CHILDREN IN TO SCREEN THEM, TEST THEM, TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING. BECAUSE
A LOT OF TIMES PARENTS ARE SO BUSY, LIKE MY WIFE AND I, WE DON'T DO IT AS WE
SHOULD AND IT HELPS ENCOURAGE US TO GET OUT HERE AND GET IT DONE.))
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OUT Q=get it done.
The Manns' also have a back to school vision screening in the fall.
Proceeds from that effort go to the local DARE program.
On-going construction means traffic delays along some heavily travelled
roads in Roanoke.
And, road construction gets underway in Botetourt County.
Here's Stacey Martin with this week's edition of Road Report.
IN Q=In Roanoke County
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OUT Q=I'm Stacey Martin.
((In Roanoke County, work continues to widen Merriman Road which is closed
to through traffic from Ranchcrest Drive to Springlawn Drive. Detours are in
And, delays are expected near the intersection of Twelve O'Clock Knob Road
and Lost Mountain Road as construction continues in that area.
Over in Botetourt County VDOT crews are extending part of route 7-99 near
its intersection with Route 6-40. Delays are expected.
Looking elsewhere around the region, Route 7-11 in Grayson County will be
closed Tuesday at 5 p-m so crews can replace a drainage pipe.
And, that's it for this week's edition of Road Report. I'm Stacey Martin.))
And coming up, The Miami Heat beats Toronto this afternoon some hockey from
And after 20 tries Dale Earnhardt is leaving Daytona with a smile on his
face after his first win in the Daytona 500.
After so many years of playing second fiddle, Dale Earnhardt finally got to
victory lane winning his first Daytona 500 and breaking a 59 race drought on
the Winston Cup Circuit.
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The cars were running close at the beginning of the race as 42 cars remained
on the lead lap after the first ten circuits around the track.
Earnhardt moved from fourth place to first 19 laps into the race and pole
setter Bobby Labonte was right on his bumper Earnhardt would lead for 19 laps.
But defending points champion Jeff Gordon worked from the middle of the
field to take the lead on lap 67 and he would lead the race at the halfway
Several cars got tangled up on a pit stop Dale Jarrett got hit doing damage
to the right side of his car and Jeff Burton was also hit attempting to pit.
The first caution of the day came after 125 laps when South Boston's Ward
Burton cut a tire and had to make a trip to the pits.
Earhnardt was the leader after 172 laps of the race and when the caution
flew with two laps to go Earnhardt beat Bobby Labonte back to the line and he
would take the checkered flag under caution winning the Daytona 500.
And as Earnhardt made his way to victory lane all the crews lined pit row
to show their respect as Earnhardt wins the race that's haunted him for years.
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((RICHARD CHILDRESS/CAR OWNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/DAYTONA 500 WINNER: ))
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OUT Q=.....we could do it."
Bobby Labonte was second, Jeremy Mayfield third, Ken Schrader fourth and
Rusty Wallace fifth.
Alonzo Mourning scored 31 points to lead the Miami Heat over Toronto 116 to
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Because of injuries and a trade interim head coach Butch Carter dressed only
But it didn't bother Tracy McGrady on this play he misses the jumper but
goes in for the jam and the lead in the first half.
Miami's Voshown Lenard had a super day here he hits the three pointer and
he would finish with 25 points in the game.
But Mourning carried the heat as SUPER=32-Miami/116/Toronto/95/;they get
it inside for the easy jam and the Heat gets the 116 to 95 win.
The Winter Olympics have passed the halfway point with Germany leading the
medal count with 16 in all five of them gold.
35 of the 68 medal events have been completed and Russia has the most gold
medals in six.
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The U.S.A. women's hockey team made a dramatic comeback yesterday after
falling behind to Canada 4 to 1 entering the third period.
The U.S.A team took advantage of the power play goal in the third period
and outscored the Canadians 6 to nothing to pull out the win and remain in the
chase for the gold.
The U.S.A. mens team is headed for a showdown with Canada in the match
early tomorrow morning. Canada is 2 and 0 and the Americans are 1 and 1.
The Lady Flames are in the runningn for a second straight Big South
As Denise Allen tells us a big reason is Liberty's international connection.
IN Q=Elena Kisseleva
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SUPER=01-Irene Sloof/The Netherlands; :34
SUPER=01-Kirstyn Bliss/Australia; :52
SUPER=01-Elena Kisseleva/Russia; 1:11
OUT Q=News 7 Sports
((Elena Kisseleva wanted to play ball and be a student.
In her homeland of Russia she would have had to choose one or the other.
For Australian born Kirstyn Bliss playing college hoops in America was a
And freshman Irene Sloof is adjusting to being away from her family in the
((RICK REEVES/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: KISSELEVA AND KIRSTYN WERE MY FIRST
INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS. THEY'RE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS THEY GET ALONG WITH THEIR
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE LANGUAGE OF BASKETBALL IS UNIVERSAL AND FOR THESE
TALENTED PLAYERS SUCCEEDING ON THE COURT WAS EASY, BUT MAKING IT IN THE
CLASSROOM WAS MORE OF A CHALLENGE.
((IRENE SLOOF: THAT'S A LITTLE TOUGHER. I HAD TO DO A LOT OF READING IN ENGLISH
AND IT TOOK ME A LOT OF TIME. THE SEMESTER WENT WELL AND I WAS SATISFIED WITH
Basketball is different in America as well. But for these players that
translates into person success and team victories.
((KIRSTYN BLISS/AUSTRALIA: WE JUST PRACTICED ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK AND PEOPLE
DIDN'T TURN UP. PEOPLE JUST DID WHATEVER THEY WANTED. HERE IT'S PRACTICE
EVERY SINGLE DAY, THERE ARE SO MANY PLAYS AND THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN.))
((ELENA KISSELEVA: BASKETBALL IN AMERICA IS MORE POWERFUL. THE PEOPLE TRY TO
LOOK MORE AT THE POST PLAYERS FOR THE SCORE. IN RUSSIA EVERYBODY TALL AND
SKINNY AND IT'S MORE LIKE FAST BREAK BASKETBALL ))
Elena leads the Big South Conference in scoring and is 19th in the country
in that category.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
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If the day's low temperatures were a bit too chilly for you--try stepping in
an ice palace in Finland.
The public got a chance to tour the huge structure for the first time this
It comes complete with an art gallery and a restaurant and much more for
those who can stand the low temperatures inside.
We'll have more on that story and more news, weather and sports coming up on
News-7 at eleven tonight.
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