Up next on News 7 at Six, problems with hazing, pranks, and criminal charges have fraternities at Washington and Lee worried about their future.
And if you don't have enough energy for spring cleaning, we'll tell you how to rent-a-kid.[Sports-Head]
And coming up, The N-B-A playoffs resumed this afternoon the Wrath was at home again this afternoon.
And Stacy Compton of Hurt, Viginia wins his first race on NASCAR's truck series.
Some Showers on the way tonight, and those showers signal a change in temperature for tommorow.
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A hazing incident earlier this month--and now charges of abduction have fraternities at Washington and Lee nervous about their future.
Police say five students were arrested following a Wednesday night campus party.
Two students from Sweet Briar College apparently shaved the pubic hair of a W&L student at the party.
Then in retaliation, three Sigma Nu frat members allegedly abducted the women and tried to do the same thing to them.
Police charged the two women with sexual battery.
The men were charged with abduction.
W&L's faculty approved a hazing policy not long ago.
While this is not considered a hazing incident, members of a neighboring fraternity fear this latest prank will lead the administration to restrict fraternity activities.
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((J.P. KILEY/PHI KAPPA PSI; THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF PRESSURE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION. IT SEEMS LIKE YEARS AGO IT USED TO BE THAT'S WHAT THIS SCHOOL WAS ABOUT. NOW THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY WANT IT TO BE ABOUT. THEY WANT TO TEAR IT DOWN AND BUILD THEM BACK UP INTO SOMETHING THAT THEY WERE 50 YEARS AGO. THAT'S JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. KIDS ARE DIFFERENT TODAY.))
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Members of the Sigma Nu fraternity say the actions of the fraternity brothers involved was a "stupid prank".
And, it's not representative of the chapter as a whole.
University officials were not available for comment.
A man from Henry, Virginia died in an early-morning accident today.
It happened along Route 607 in Franklin County.
Delmas Paul Johnson's car ran off the road, flipped, then hit a tree.
48-year old Johnson died at the scene.
Yesterday, police found the body of a Hillsville man killed in a traffic accident nearly a month ago.
33-year old Ronnie Dale McMillian was reported missing April 5th.
He was driving along Route 608 when his car ran off the road and flipped over an enbankment.
Police found his body during a helicopter search yesterday.
They say alcohol was involved in the accident.
A member of a civil rights group believes the truth about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's death is buried with James Earl Ray--the man convicted of killing King.
Perneller (PER-NAIL-ER) Chubb-Wilson of the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference believes James Earl Ray may have been part of a conspiracy.
Chubb-Wilson says when Ray was on his death bed, he told King's son Dexter he didn't kill the civil rights leader.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/LOCAL SCLC PRESIDENT; AND I WOULDN'T CONTRADICT WHAT HE SAID BECAUSE HE IS DR. KING'S SON. WE ALL KNOW THAT HE WAS TRULY A MAN OF GOD AND I FEEL HIS SON FELT HIS DADDY'S PRESENCE THERE.))
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Chubb-Wilson claims to know more about the conspiracy surrounding King's death.
But, she refuses to comment on it.
She says the SCLC's national branch may provide more information if the matter is investigated by the Justice Department.
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Straight ahead on News 7--Mayor David Bowers takes his congressional campaign to the mountains.
And, yesterday we told you about Rent-A-Husband-- now there's rent-a-kid.
It's part of a fundraiser sponsored by a local church.
But, first now let's head over to Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says he knows he has an uphill battle in his bid to unseat Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
The mayor is running against Goodlatte for the sixth district seat.
Today, Bowers kicked-off a series of hikes to highlight his congressional campaign.
He climbed Elephant Mountain in Buena Vista.
Bowers says--in his own way, he's following in the footsteps of President Clinton's environmental efforts.
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Bowers said he hopes to meet more of his constituents on future hikes.
One stage of the power-line debate comes to an end.
And Norfolk Southern rolls to record profits.
Scott Goldberg has the week's major business headlines in the News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review: Say you want to build it and they will come.
Hundreds of Southwest Virginians have spoken out at power line hearings over the last month.
Those hearings ended this week in Roanoke County, where business and industry leaders said for the most part, they're in favor of building a new high-voltage line.
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Opponents wonder whom the line will really benefit -- local residents or the power company.
The state won't decide before the end of the year.
In other business news, sell a subsidiary that's not making much money, exploit a strong economy and you've got record profits.
Norfolk Southern's first-quarter earnings came in at 229-million dollars.
That's the best first quarter in the company's history.
If the deal goes through, a Swedish company will own Salem's Medeco Security Locks by the end of the year.
Lock making giant Assa Abloy bought the company.
The 400 jobs at Medeco are said to be secure.
Governor Gilmore called it an exciting milestone for Lynchburg and the entire Commonwealth.
A new Frito-Lay factory.
It means more than 200 jobs and fat-free potato chips for the Hill City.
Restaurateur Spanky Macher said his new bar should spice up Roanoke's night life.
He also said he'll fight a lawsuit claiming a statue on his Star City Diner is a rip-off of another restaurant chain's portly pitch man.
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On Wall Street, the Dow tumbled Friday, finishing the week down 103 points.
The NASDAQ picked up two.
That's this week's review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
In January a Roanoke resident led an effort to preserve World War II-era hangars at Roanoke Regional Airport.
The hangars are scheduled to be demolished as part the airport's renovation plans.
Now, Duane Howard is trying to bring more attention to aviation history.
He's started a Roanoke chapter of the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society.
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((DUANE HOWARD/VA AERONAUTICAL HIST. SOC.: THE FOCUS OF THE VIRGINIA AERONAUTICAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS TO PROMOTE AND PRESERVE VIRGINIA'S AVIATION HERITAGE AND TO WORK AND PROMOTE AVIATION WITH YOUNG PEOPLE.))
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The group elected officers earlier this month.
And, it's continuing Howard's efforts to preserve some structures at Roanoke Regional Airport.
Other group activites include aviation history exhibits at area museums, scheduled for later this summer.
The group also plans to host a fiftieth anniversary party, celebrating the founding of Piedmont Airlines.
Roanoke's downtown St. Johns Episcopal Church is giving a whole new meaning to the term spring cleaning.
Enterprising young people of the church are using a fundraiser to help elders of their congregation and to assist Appalachian communities.
David Johnson explains.
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((Each year the St. John's Youth Program sponsors a fundraiser.
The money is used to pay for a summer mission trip into the Appalachia.
For the past couple of years, the way to raise money was to sell dinners on the church grounds.
But, this year that's changed.
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((LAURA MACBEAN/RENT-A-KID DIRECTOR; BUT WITH THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE BUILDING, THERE'S NOT A PLACE FOR US TO DO A DINNER THIS YEAR. WE'VE DONE IT FOR TWO YEARS RUNNING AND MADE ABOUT 800-DOLLARS OFF OF IT. BUT THIS YEAR WITH NO PLACE TO DO IT WE HAD TO COME UP WITH AN ALTERNATIVE. SO THAT'S KIND OF WHY WE STARTED RENT-A-KID.))
Participants of the Rent-A-Kid program travel in pairs, and for five bucks an hour per person, they do odd jobs for people in their church community.
The youngsters think it's a unique way of raising funds.
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((GLEN MACKEY/PARTICIPANT; IT'S MORE INTERESTING. WASHING CARS GETS OLD AFTER A WHILE. HERE YOU CAN DO SEVERAL JOBS, JUST DOING WHATEVER.))
((NICK BEAZLEY/PARTICIPANT; IT'S A GOOD WAY TO EARN MONEY AND WE CAN GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, THE PEOPLE IN OUR CONGREGATION, AND HELP THEM OUT AT THE SAME TIME, WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR THE CAUSE. IT'S GOOD.))
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The cause is to help communities along the Appalachian trail.
Two years ago, the summer mission went to Irwin, Kentucky to help folks whose homes were destroyed by tornadoes.
Last year, it helped construct a house in Morgantown, West Virginia.
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((MACBEAN; WE'RE GOING TO TAZEWELL, TENNESSEE THIS SUMMER TO CLAIBORNE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO HELP BUILD A HOUSE THERE. SO THE PROCEEDS FROM RENT-A-KID GOES TO HELP FUND THAT MISSION TRIP.))
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And what do the youths get out of all this hard work?
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((MACKEY; KIND OF A SENSE OF UNITY. SPENDING A WEEK WITH SOME OF YOUR GOOD FRIENDS DOING WORK AND JUST HAVING FUN.))
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And taking an active role in giving back to the community.
David Johnson, News 7.))[Tease#2]
When the newscast continues, Roy Stanley will have sports highlights including a big win for Bobby Labonte (LAH-BAHN-TEE)--
And Andrew Frieden will have your extended weather forecast.
That's coming up when we return.
You may have seen some examples of mehndi (men-dee) in Madonna's latest music video.
It's body art that's perfect for people not ready for the permanence of a tattoo.
Here's Ellen Qualls with this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((YOU SET IT RIGHT ON THE SKIN. AND YOU'VE GOT TO LEAVE IT ON FOR ABOUT SIX HOURS.))
Erika Barnes is a nursing student, a professional body piercer, and now: a mehndi artist.
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((MEHNDI IS THE ART OF DOING HENNA.))
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((HENNA IS A PASTE. IT COMES IN POWDER FORM, IF YOU CAN SEE WHAT THIS IS. AND YOU ADD WATER TO IT, AND A LITTLE BIT OF OIL. AND YOU LET IT SIT OVERNIGHT.))
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((AFTER YOU HAVE IT ON THERE FOR AWHILE IT WILL START TO DARKEN UP. LIKE 24 HOURS. HOW LONG HAVE HAVE YOU HAD THAT ONE? FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF.))
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((WOMEN, BEFORE THEY GOT MARRIED, THEY WOULD PUT IT ON THEIR HANDS. THE WOMEN WHO WERE GONNA GET MARRIED. AND THEY WOULD SIT AND TALK ABOUT SEX AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND THE WOMEN IN TRADITIONAL INDIA WERE STILL NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE SEX BEFORE THEY GOT MARRIED. SO IT WOULD MEAN THE MORE HENNA THAT YOU HAD ON YOUR HANDS OR YOUR FEET OR YOUR ARMS OR YOUR LEGS OR WHEREVER, THE MORE YOU COULD PLEASE YOUR HUSBAND. DURING THAT TIME. HEH.))
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((I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT WITH MEN WHEN THEY COME IN HERE. HOW TO PLEASE THEIR GIRLFRIENDS OR SOMETHING. I DON'T KNOW.))
The henna tattoo lasts only about three weeks-- and since it just stains the skin instead of scratching it-- the faint of heart may prefer it to a real tattoo.
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((THIS IS RELATIVELY PAINLESS. YEAH IT'S JUST COLD.))
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((HEATHER WARD: WELL I THINK IT'S VERY SEXY. I MEAN IT'S BODY ART. AND I HAVE MY HANDS--I'M A BARTENDER--AND I HAVE MY HANDS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE A LOT. AND I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE KIND OF APPEALING.))
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((TATTOOS LIKE THE ONES BEHIND ME CAN COST UP TO 100 DOLLARS AN HOUR. BARNES CHARGES JUST 25 DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR THE HENNA WORK, AND GETTING A FINGER DONE CAN TAKE LESS THAN A HALF AN HOUR. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
And coming up, The Winston Cup Drivers were at Talladega this afternoon the Wrath loses at home.
And the Knicks even their playoff series with Miami at one game each with a 10 point win over the Heat.
Bobby Labonte made his move with a couple of laps left in the race and he takes the checkered flag winning the Diehard 500 the first restrictor plate win for a Pontiac.
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Early in the race Sterling Marlin was the leader as the cars were bunched in a tight pack because of the restrictor plates.
South Boston's Jeff Burton had engine problems while on a pit stop and he pulled the car into the garage area for the day.
Bobby Labonte was having a good run he was the leader after 59 Laps averaging just over 189 miles per hour Dale Earnhardt was second.
Then later in the race, The Other Labonte, Terry became the ninth leader of the race and he was the point man at the halfway mark.
Dale Jarrett was moving to the front but he was forced to pit for gas and four new tires.
The first caution of the day came out because of debris on the track.
Jarrett would get his car together and take the lead from Bill Elliott with 53 laps left to go.
Then Elliott was involved in a major crash. Ward Burton hits Earnhardt causing a multiple car wreck Elliott's car slid on the roof before landing on its wheels all the drivers involved were alright.
The race was red flagged for about 20 minutes and Labonte worked his way to the front making his move with a couple laps left to go to win the Diehard 500.
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Jimmy Spencer was second, Jarrett third Terry Labonte fourth and Jeff Gordon fifth.[S-Compton]
Stacy Compton of Hurt, Virginia won his first race on the NASCAR Truck Series.
Compton, who started on the outside pole, took the lead on the third lap of the race and he would lead 197 laps in taking the checkered flag in the Craftsman 200 at Portland Oregon.
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The Salem Avalanche put one in the win column this afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The Avalanche beats Prince William 2 to nothing.
In other Carolina league action Winston Salem beat Danville 4 to 3 and Wilmington downed Lynchburg 4 to 3 in 10 inn
At Camden Yard this afternoon, The Orioles were out to win two straight against the Oakland A's in the weekend series.
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Oriole Manager Ray Miller watching the action in the dugout.
Baltimore went on top in the bottom of the first Harold Banes hits this shot to centerfield scoring Roberto Alomar and Eric Davis the Orioles led 2 to nothing.
Baltimore would score four in the inning leading 3 to nothing B.J. Surhoff hits a sac fly to short centerfield scoring Rafael Palmerio from third to make it 4 to nothing.
Oakland got on the board in the third Dave Magadan
singles to left field scoring two runs to make it 4 to 2 and Oakland wins it 12 to 4.
The Roanoke Wrath dropped its second straight game today this time the South Carolina Shamrocks beat the Wrath at the Rivers Edge 1 to nothing.
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The Wrath mascot Flame was having some fun with the Roanoke Stars Youth Team.
Roanoke tries to get it going with this volley shot from Joe McGovern but it is tipped over the goal by Shamrock Goalie Warren Russ as the game remained scoreless.
The Shamrocks would get on the board first when Andy McMahon lines up this free kick and David Wolf rises up to head for the score to make it 1 to nothing.
With only minutes remaining Roanoke tries to tie it
but is foiled by the South Carolina Defense and the Shamrocks win it 1 to nothing.
The New York Knicks and Miami Heat first round N-B-A playoff series is tied at one game each.
New York beats the Heat today 96 to 86.
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The Heat huddled in the tunnel before the start of the game.
Miami comes out and goes inside to Alonzo Mourning who scores the basket for two of his 30 points in the game.
New York comes back John Starks pulls up behind the three point line and scores keeping the Knicks in front in the second quarter.
Starks, Allen Houston and Larry Johnson combined
for 71 points as the Knicks come from behind to win it 96 to 86.
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The Grand Champions of a national band competition came home today...
To Franklin County.
Members of the Franklin County High School Band spent the week in Florida and came back with a lot more than a tan.
We'll tell you why NOBODY beats this band, tonight on News 7 at 11.
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