Up next on News 7 at Six... Virginia lawmakers make history by passing a massive tax cut.
And five area college students are facing criminal charges after a prank goes too far.[Sports-Head]
In sports, The Pacers lead the Cavaliers 2 to nothing in the N-B-A playoffs the Avalanche loses at home last night.
And Cal Ripken adds a new page to the Major League baseball record book.
What a difference a week makes-- Plenty of warmth and sunshine today, and tomorrow looks good too. Big changes on monday, though.
Details are coming up.[Pitts-Fatal]
A man is dead after his car smashed into a truck in Pittsylvania County earlier this afternoon.
The accident happened around two p-m-- about seven miles outside of Danville along Route 58.
Crews were repairing the road when the driver ran into the back of a truck pouring asphalt.
Jack Bruce Baysinger of Greensboro, North Carolina died at the scene.
Police are still investigating the accident.
A party prank ended with charges filed against five area college students.
It began when a Washington and Lee fraternity member passed out at a party, and two women from Sweet Briar College shaved his pubic area.
Afterwards, 3 W&L fraternity members drove the women 30 miles away and attempted to do the same thing to them.
Chad Austin Castro, Jonathan Barker and Ryan Walker are charged with abduction.
The women, Lisa Karen Williams and Jessica Saveall are charged with sexual battery.
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Lawmakers ended the 19-98 General Assembly session last night by breaking a record.
They agreed to the largest tax cut in Virginia's history.
Lawmakers also made a committment to build and repair public schools.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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((AYES 99, NOS ZERO, AYES 99, NOS ZERO, THE BILL IS PASSED.))
Governor Jim Gilmore's signature is a mere formality.
Virginia's largest tax cut ever is in writing.
But the Governor had to phone in his reaction to lawmakers from a northern Virginia dinner.
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU'VE MUSTERED THE COURAGE AND COOPERATION TO PROVIDE THE HARDWORKING FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA LASTING TAX RELIEF. I BELIEVE A BELL HAS BEEN RUNG IN VIRGINIA THAT CAN NEVER BY UNRUNG. THE BILL YOU PASSED FULFILLS OUR PROMISE TO ELIMINATE THE CAR TAX OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.))
Along with the car tax cut-- the first-ever long-term plan for the state to help cities and counties pay for school construction.
110- million dollars in the first two years.
((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: 110- MILLION DOLLARS ISN'T GOING TO CHANGE A LOT STATEWIDE, BUT IT DOES HELP A LITTLE BIT.))
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A last minute snag took some negotiating to make sure localities matched the state money.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: ? ...FIRE TRUCK OR AN AMBULANCE OR SOMETHING ALONG THE WAY.))
Amidst the euphoria of business done, rural lawmakers had a reality check on both plans.
((SEN. BO TRUMBO: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE BE EVER VIGILANT. ONCE THESE THINGS ARE ON THE BOOKS, WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T CONTINUALLY DRAIN STATE RESOURCES.))
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHEN WE GO INTO THE FIFTH YEAR PEOPLE WILL HAVE NO CAR TAX--AND THAT MEANS THEY CAN BE MORE SECURE IN THEIR ABILITY TO GET AROUND, TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, TO WORK; TO ACHIEVE AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES.))
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
The tax cut will be phased in gradually over five years--starting with this year's payments.
Virginia's U.S. Senators had a difference of opinion on an education bill this week.
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The Senate approved a proposal for special accounts that parents could use to save for their children's schooling.
The vote was 56 to 43 in favor.
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Republican John Warner voted for the measure.
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Democrat Chuck Robb was against it.
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Over in the House, there was a vote on a bill to require a two-thirds majority for tax increases.
It needed two-thirds of the House members to approve it, and fell 52 votes short.
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Republicans Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte voted yes.
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Democrat Rick Boucher voted no.
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Straight ahead on News 7--taxpayers in Carroll County got a chance to see how some of their money was spent.
Officials auctioned off items bought by William Mitchell--a former county administrator convicted of embezzlment.
We'll have the complete story when the news continues.
But, first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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Last year, a former Carroll County administrator was convicted of embezzling more than 400-thousand dollars.
William Mitchell admitted using the money to buy personal items including expensive jewelry.
Today, those items were among a roomful of stolen goods that were being auctioned off in Carroll County.
David Johnson has this report.
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[SUPER=01-Phillip Jones/Carroll Co. Attorney; :09]
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Watches, like this diamond-studded Presidential-issue Rolex, were among the hundreds of pieces of jewelry William Mitchell purchased with stolen money.
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((PHILLIP JONES/CARROLL CO. ATTORNEY; FABREGE-TYPE EGGS. WE HAVE CHESS SETS, STATUTES, CLOCKS, SWORDS AND OTHER COLLECTIBLES. YOU CAN SEE THOSE OVER HERE AT THE TABLES. THERE'S QUITE AN ARRAY OF PERSOANL PROPERTY.))
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It turned out to be the main attraction at the Hillsville Absolute Auction, where stolen goods were up for bid.
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((KATHY HORTON/AUCTION COORDINATOR; WE'VE HAD INTEREST FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONALLY.))
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE COUNTY HAS ALREADY RECEIVED 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN INSURANCE FROM THE STOLEN GOODS. THE AUCTION WAS HELD HERE LOCALLY TO GIVE CARROLL COUNTY RESIDENTS A SENSE OF CLOSURE TO THE MITCHELL CASE.))
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((JONES; THESE ITEMS WERE RELEASED TO THE COUNTY THROUGH A SERIES OF COURT ORDERS FROM THE U-S DISTRICT COURT AND THE LOCAL CIRCUIT COURT HERE IN CARROLL COUNTY. ALL THE PROPERTY THAT IS SOLD HERE AND ALL THE PROCEEDS THAT COME FROM THESE SALES GO BACK TO CARROLL COUNTY. THE GENERAL COUNTY FUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TAXPAYERS.))
Stolen electronics, tools and cars were among the other confiscated items. Those were rounded up in other crimes.
Proceeds from those items will help pay restitution to victims from those crimes.
David Johnson, News 7, Carroll County.[Flight-Simulator]
Spirits are soaring at Virginia Tech thanks to the donation of a flight simulator.
The Department of Aerospace and Ocean engineering yesterday officially opened its flight simulation laboratory.
The flight trainer simulates, through computer, what it's like to actually ride in an aircraft.
It will be used for teaching and research.
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((WAYNE DURHAM/ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING: IT IS FAIRLY UNIQUE, THERE'S NO OTHER UNIVERSITY THAT WE'RE AWARE OF IN THE US THAT HAS ANY CAPABILITY ANYWHERE HERE LIKE THIS EITHER FOR INSTRUCTION OR FOR RESEARCH. ))
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The Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach donated the 13- million dollar flight simulator to the university.
Shrimp Fest '98 got underway a few hours ago at the Salem Civic Center.
It's an annual event that organizers say offers shrimp with all the fixings.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR; WE'VE GOT BOILED SHRIMP, WONDERFUL SHRIMP. WE'VE GOT CORN ON THE COB. WE'VE GOT BAKED BEANS. WE EVEN HAVE DESERT THIS YEAR AND OF COURSE WE HAVE BEVERAGES FOR SALE AS WELL. SIXTEEN DOLLARS ADMISSION GETS YOU IN AND GETS YOU ALL THE SHRIMP YOU CAN EAT.))
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Music will also be provided by two bands-- Fat Daddy and Southern Rampage.
This fundraiser comes just before one of Roanoke's biggest summer events.
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((SCHULTZ; SO ALL THE MONEY THAT WE RAISE HERE GOES INTO ALL OF THE FREE EVENTS WE HAVE AT FESTIVAL IN THE PARK.))
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Few tickets are left for the evening event- which began at 4:30 and will last until 8:30.
A ton of shrimp was boiled for the expected crowd of about 14-hundred.[Ham-Supper]
One Bedford County fire department is hoping you're hungry enough to help them out this weekend.
Members of the Stewartsville-Chamblissburg Volunteer Fire Department spent the morning cooking up a mess of green beans.
It's for the annual Firemen's Ham Supper, a fundraiser which helps the department pay the bills.
The county gives the department 23-thousand dollars a year.
But fire equipment is expensive and it takes several times that amount to operate a department in one of Bedford County's fastest growing areas.
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((BUTCH WRIGHT/STEWARTSVILLE-CHAMBLISSBURG FD: WE SERVICE ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND FAMILIES IN OUR FIRE SERVICE AREA. THAT INCLUDES STEWARTSVILLE, CHAMBLISSBURG, SHADY GROVE AND MINERAL SPRINGS.))
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You still have some time to grab yourself a plate.
The Ham Supper runs until 7:30 tonight.
It's at the Stewartsville Elementary Cafeteria.
Tickets are five dollars for adults and two-fifty for children.
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When the news continues--
we'll tell you why a group was putting people behind bars today.
It apparently was their way of bringing attention to the problem of domestic violence.
More when the news continues.
If you're toying around with the idea of a tattoo-- but feeling a little nervous about the long-term commitment...
...try mehndi (MEN-dee).
It's a traditional Indian wedding ritual of decoration that's all the rage in the world of body art.
One Richmond tattoo artist is offering the henna paste tattoo-- which only lasts about three weeks.
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((ERIKA BARNES/MEHNDI ARTIST: I REALLY THINK IT'S THE TYPE OF PEOPLE WHO-- THE COMMON PERSON WHO HAS MAYBE THEIR BELLY BUTTON PEIRCED, AND THEY'VE BEEN PLAYING WITH THE IDEA OF GETTING A TATTOO, BUT AREN'T REALLY SURE ABOUT IT.))
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((HEATHER WARD: OH YEAH, THE MADONNA VIDEO I SAID PROBABLY POPULARIZED IT. I MEAN THAT'S WHERE I FIRST SAW IT. AND SHE'S DOING ALL THIS KINDA CRAZY STUFF. AND IT LOOKED REALLY NEAT.))
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Permanent tattoo artists traditionally don't tattoo hands-- but henna tattoo artists will.
To hear more about mehndi (MEN-dee), tune in to News 7 Sunday Morning tomorrow at eight a-m.
Total Action Against Poverty held its second annual public fundraiser out at Valley View Mall today.
Volunteers were on hand to help stage a "Mock Lock-up".
TAP runs the Women's Resource Center that uses its jail demonstration to raise public awareness about domestic violence.
And, to help put an end to it.
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((ELLEN BROWN/WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER DIRECTOR; WE USE THE MOCK LOCK-UP BECAUSE SO MANY WOMEN IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IN VIRGINIA AND IN THE UNITED STATES ARE PRISONERS IN THEIR OWN HOMES BECAUSE OF AN ABUSIVE PERSON. USUALLY AN ABUSIVE MAN.))
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Brown says the "Mock Lock-Up" is one of the more successful fundraisers that TAP sponsors.
It apparently is helping to spread the word about help available for victims of domestic violence.
More than 400-victims have come forward this year already.
Last year, a total of 350-victims sought help from the center.
Brown says even with the dramatic increase in the reported number of victims being assisted, the amount is still only
about ten percent of the number of persons actually being abused.[Sports Tease]
And coming up, The N-B-A playoffs continued today the field is set for tomorrow's Diehard 500 at Talladega.
And The Salem Avalanche opened a seven game home stand last night with a lose to the Prince William Cannons.
The beginning of a seven game home stand got off to a bad start last night for the Salem Avalanche. The Prince William Cannons beat the Avalanche at Salem Memorial Stadium 6 to 1.
The hottest thing on this night was the world renowned Embers, who entertained outside the Stadium for the night's Party in the Park.
The Avalanche fell behind in the second as Chris Martine hits double down the third base line plating Jesus Ametller. It's one to nothing Cannons.
The barrage would not end there. Still in the second, Cordell Farley drives in a run to make it a 2-to-nothing game. That turned out to be the game winning run as Chandler Martin had his hands full tonight on the mound.
Although, the Cannons were less than perfect on the basepaths. The Cannons got a little greedy on this fielder's choice as Farley tries to score from second.
[super=37-Prince William/6/Salem/1/Salem Now 4 & 10;] But Blake Barthol says not in my house as he takes the hit and
gives Farley a souvenir.
The two teams play again tonight at 7.
The Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland today and it was a record setting day for third baseman Cal Ripken.
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Ripken added a new page to the Major League record book when he started his 2-thousand 5-hundreth game.
And he came through for the Orioles in the top of the sixth with the game scoreless. Ripken hits the bloop single into shallow right field scoring two runs and the Orioles led the A's 2 to nothing.
Baltimore would add more runs in the seventh with the bases loaded Eric Davis hits a single to rightfield
scoring two runs to make it 7 to nothing and Baltimore wins it 8 to 2.
The Cleveland Cavaliers face elimination when their N-B-A playoff series shifts to Cleveland later this week. Indiana beats the Cavaliers 92 to 86 to take a 2 to nothing lead in the series.
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Larry Bird, a coach of the year candidate, watching from the bench.
Mark Jackson throws the behind the back pass to Dale Davis who slams it home giving the Pacers the lead in the first quarter.
But the Cavaliers would lead the game when James Anderson takes it through traffic and scores the layup in the second quarter.
Jackson had 8 assists and 8 points in the third
quarter and the Pacers hold on for the 92 to 86 win.
The Bodine Brothers Todd and Geoff failed to qualify for tomorrows Diehard 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.
Dennis Setzer was the fatest in second round qualifying and heres a look at the completion of the 43 car field.
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[SUPER=0107-26. Dennis Setzer /193.332/27. David Green //28. Dave Marcis//29. Kevin Lepage//30. Bobby Hamilton//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Billy Standridge//32. Kyle Petty//33. Michael Waltrip//34. Chad Little//35. Kenny Wallace//;]
[super=0107-36. Rick Mast//37. Jeremy Mayfield//38. Mark Martin//39. Johnny Benson//40. Ted Musgrave//;]
[super=0107-41. Brett Bodine//42. Steve Grissom//43. Robert Pressley//;]
A two year old record on the women's 100 meter hurdles fell at the 33rd annual Cosmopolitan Invitational today.
Salem's Ashley Bush cruised to a new record with a winning time of 15-23, beating the old record of 15.58. Cave Spring sophomore Beth Harms took second.
Despite an injury, Michael Motley's time of 15:24 gave him the edge in the men's 110 meter hurdles. Placing just behind Motley were Ivan Brewer and Vincent Brown.
Football standout, James Hickenbotham walked away with several first place finishes. His time of 11.06 in the 100 meter dash bested Scott Bird and Chad Giles in today's race.
Hickenbotham set the meet record for the 100 meter dash last year with a 11.03 time.
The rain earlier in the week had some effect on the scores after the first two rounds of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.
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Yesterday's leaders Bob Estes and Hal Sutton both shot rounds in the 60's and 5 other golfers behind them had sub par rounds. And some golfers say the wet conditions made the course play a little easier.
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Scott Kendall is the leader in the clubhouse during the third round he shot a 63 today for a total of 204 12 under
par we'll have full third round results tonight at 11.[S-Manning]
More than 20 N-F-L teams opened weekend training camps yesterday and Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning took his first snaps as a pro with the Indianapolis Colts.
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Manning was the the first pick in the N-F-L draft by the Colts. The Highly touted quarterback out of Tennessee is expected to get a shot at the Colts starting job.
And his first workout before head coach Jim Mora was very impressive.
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Finally tonight--fixing the roof or
cleaning the gutters--most people would say those are a man's job.
but, what if you're single or your husband doesn't feel up to the work?
Well, you can Rent-a-Husband.
It's a concept that's now grown into a business for one man.
We'll tell you more about that tonight on News 7 at Eleven.
That's it for News 7 at Six.
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