A shooting in Danville sent one man to the hospital and has police searching for a suspect.
Police say it happened around two this morning.
Charles Harman, Jr. was shot in the groin and chin with a small caliber hand gun.
He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery.
Officials say they have a suspect, though they've made no arrests.
Their investigation is continuing.
The movement to quell underage and excessive drinking on college campuses is spreading throughout the country.
[SUPER=03-East Lansing, MI;]
But not everyone agrees with it.
Students at Michigan State University took to the streets of East Lansing, last night, to protest an alcohol ban at football tailgating.
The students built a bon-fire in the middle of a busy intersection.
Police donned riot gear and finally had to use tear gas to break up the crowd.
[IN Q=THERE'S A RIGHT]
((BILL SHARP/EAST LANSING COUNCILMAN: THERE'S A RIGHT TO PROTEST, BUT THERE'S NOT A RIGHT TO RIOT.
would you call this a riot?
THEY WERE ROCKING CARS, WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF A RIOT? I THINK WHEN A BUNCH OF PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND ARE UNRULY AND BLOCK OFF A HIGHWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sharp/East Lansing Councilman;]
[OUT Q=BLOCK OFF THE HIGHWAY]
Patrons in near by bars were kept inside in some cases until three in the morning.
Police say that's when the thousands of demonstrators started to return to campus, setting small fires along the way.
About half a dozen arrests were made for drunken and disorderly conduct and throwing bottles and rocks at police.
Radford University is taking on underage drinking-- by getting parents involved.
Teresa Hamilton has details.
[IN Q=The new]
[SUPER=01-Minerva Krantz/Parent; :21]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Burslie/Parent; :33]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Bruffey/Radford University Student; :49]
[SUPER=01-Ben Garner/Radford University Student; :59 ]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Hurlburt/Dean of Students; 1:12]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Radford.]
(( The new, tougher policy doesn't target the entire student population.
It will only affect freshmen, under age 21, who're financially dependant on their parents.
Those who fall into that category and violate the school's alcohol policy twice or drug policy just once-- their parents will be notified by the university.
[IN Q=I think]
((MINERVA KRANTZ/PARENT:I THINK THE PARENTS SHOULD BE, TAKE MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S ACTIONS, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE 18, I STILL THINK THE PARENTS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY.
BRUCE BURSLIE/PARENT:THERE'VE BEEN JUST TOO MANY SAD OCCURENCES IN THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL SYSTEM AND I HATE TO SEE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE GET HURT DOING THINGS THAT WILL BE DESTRUCTIVE. ))
[OUT Q=be destructive.]
Student reaction was a little more mixed-- although the majority we spoke with did favor the new policy.
[IN Q=If they]
((ANDREA BRUFFEY/RU STUDENT:IF THEY KNOW THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET CAUGHT DRINKING OR DRUGS AND IT'S GOING TO BE SENT HOME TO MOMMY AND DADDY THEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE A LITTLE LESS APT TO DO IT, I THINK IT'S A REALLY GOOD IDEA.
BEN GARNER/RU STUDENT:I THINK IT'S A BAD IDEA BECAUSE FRESHMEN DO GET INTO TROUBLE SOMETIMES BUT IT ALSO GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO HANDLE IT ON THEIR OWN AND SOME DON'T LIKE TO TELL THEIR PARENTS ABOUT STUFF LIKE THAT. ))
[OUT Q=like that.]
This fall will also bring other changes on campus.
[IN Q=We've ]
((BONNIE HURLBURT/DEAN OF STUDENTS:WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A LOT OF ACTIVITIES BUT WE DIDN'T ALWAYS DOD THEM AT THE HOURS THAT STUDENTS WANT TO BE OUT AND ABOUT SO BEGINNING THIS FALL THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE LATE NIGHT ACTIVITIES ON THE CAMPUS AND THEY'LL BE NONALCOHOL IN NATURE. ))
[OUT Q=in nature.]
The new policies will be outlined during freshman summer orientation.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.))
There's still no verdict in the honor court trial of six Virginia Military Institute cadets.
Three freshmen are accused of lying to protect three senior mentors who spanked them with belts.
The seniors are accused of lying about striking the freshmen.
Cadets found guilty of lying are expelled.
In April, the six cadets filed a federal lawsuit to stop the proceeding, but the court refused to grant an injunction.
A cadet who was expelled from Virginia Military Institute wants his honor- and his diploma - back.
Brian Benken was found guilty of cheating by V-M-I's honor court just days before he was supposed to graduate in 19-96.
A guilty verdict from the honor court means you're kicked out of school.
Yesterday, Benken filed a suit in federal court, saying there was not enough evidence to prove he cheated.
He's suing for his diploma and 40-thousand dollars.[6-Roanoke-Council]
They may not have as much cash as the other candidates.
But in the final part of our Roanoke City Council election preview, Joe Dashiell reports the independents say they have plenty of political capital.
[IN Q=Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/(I) City Council Candidate; :26]
[SUPER=01-Joe Nash/(I) City Council Candidate; :57]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]
((Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash aren't running as a team, but the two independents in the Roanoke City Council race share many of the same ideas about the campaign and the concerns of city residents.
Bestpitch first appeared in the public arena as an advocate for a ward system. Though opponents prevailed in last year's referendum, Bestpitch says the vote persuaded him that many Roanokers share his concern for the way city council operates.
[SOT BESTPITCH UB 07:33:08]
IN Q=I think there are very many people
((BILL BESTPITCH/I- CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I THINK THERE ARE VERY MANY PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE RIGHT NOW WHO FEEL LIKE CITY COUNCIL DOESN'T LISTEN TO THEM, IS NOT REALLY UNDERSTANDING THEIR CONCERNS, NOT RESPONDING WELL, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE AREAS OF FLOOD CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS.))
[OUT Q=to the neighborhoods.]
Neighborhoods are also a focus for Nash, who is making his second bid for a seat on city council. He helped organized neighbors when a drug dealer moved in down the street. And he believes the city can do a better job of addressing neighborhood concerns.
[SOT NASH UB 10:04:13]
[IN Q=There's pretty good sized segments]
((JOE NASH/I- CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: THERE'S PRETTY GOOD SIZE SEGMENTS OF THE POPULATION THAT HAVE BEEN IGNORED. THERE'S A LOT OF NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE BACK BURNER. A LOT OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN DEALTH WITH. ANY MORE IT SEEMS IT'S MANAGEMENT OF CRISIS. THERE'S VERY LITTLE PROACTIVE MANAGEMENT IN THE CITY.))
[OUT Q=proactive management in the city.]
As independent challengers both Nash and Bestpitch admit their campaigns are viewed as a long shot... But they insist they will have a good shot when voters head to the polls on Tuesday.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[6-Tobacco-Workers]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]
Everyone will lose under the proposed tobacco agreement.
That according to protestors who rallied yesterday in Richmond.
Tobacco workers and union members are launching a new program called "Save Our Jobs, Save Our Community."
They say the bill in Congress will take money AND jobs away from tobacco companies.
[IN Q=We're really concerned]
((SUSAN MARTIN/GILES CO. CELCO PLANT: WE'RE REALLY CONCERNED BECAUSE OUR COMMUNITY IN GILES COUNTY IS SMALL AND CELANESE IS THE ONLY THING KEEPING THE COMMUNITY AND IF CONGRESS WINS BY BRINGING DOWN PHILIP MORRIS OR R.J. REYNOLDS OR ANY OF THE TOBACCO COMPANIES, THEN WE'LL BE DEVASTATED. OUR COMMUNITY WILL BE WIPED OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Martin/Giles Co. Celco Plant;]
[OUT Q=will be wiped out]
And if Philip Morris -- the nation's largest food and tobacco retailer-- loses money, protesters say everything from restaurants to community services will suffer.
[IN Q=The unions of the ]
((DANNY LEBLANC/AFL-CIO: THE UNIONS OF THE AFL-CIO CHALLENGE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO GET OFF THEIR HANDS AND FIGURE IT OUT THAT THIS IS IN THE INTEREST OF THEIR SURVIVAL, THAT THE POLITICAL PEOPLE IN THIS STATE GET OFF THEIR HANDS AND STAND UP FOR VIRGINIA'S WORKING MEN AND WOMEN.))
[OUT Q=working men and women]
Proponents of the tobacco settlement say it will curb youth smoking.
Another successful month for Virginia's unemployment rate.
The figure is March's lowest rate in 29 years at three-point two percent.
The rate was down from four percent for the same month last year, and lower than the five percent March unemployment nationwide.
If you haven't filed your state taxes, you're about eight-hours too late.
Virginia tax forms had to be postmarked sometime before midnight to beat the deadline.
And, that goes for extensions as well, which require a special form.
[SOT 17.06.00 - 17.06.18]
[IN Q=They should file]
((OLAF BARTHELMAI/MCLEOD AND CO.: THEY SHOULD FILE A FORM 760E AND I HOPE THEY WILL STILL GET IN WITH A STAMP BECAUSE IT'S ONLY GOOD IF THEY STAMP IT AND SENT IT IN AS OF TODAY AND IT SHOULD NORMALLY ALSO BE CERTIFIED MAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Olaf Barthelmai/McLeod and Co. Accountant]
[OUT Q=be certified mail.]
Barthelmai (BART-EL-MAY) says McLeod (MAC-CLOUD) and Company has already filed about 18 extensions for clients so far.
He says the only way to get around filing an extension is if you're sure you don't owe any taxes.
[SOT 17.07.10 - 17.07.24]
[IN Q=The form of]
((OLAF BARTHELMAI/MCLEOD AND CO. ACCOUNTANT: THE FORM OF EXTENSION IS MAINLY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU PAY YOUR TAXES ON TIME AND THE PENALTIES ARE ALL ASSESSED BASED ON THE TAX DUE. SO, IF THERE WAS NO TAX DUE THAN THE FILING OF THE FORM REALLY DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.))
[OUT Q=make any difference.]
But, if you do owe and fail to file, you'll face monthly penalties and daily interest charges, so you should file as soon as possible.
The Utah Jazz tied up the series with Houston last night, defusing the Rockets 93 to 71.
But it look like Houston was going to run a way with the win at home. This break away capped off an 11 unanswered points for the Rockets.
Houston played most of the game without Charles Barkley. A bruised tricep sidelined the star.
Karl Malone sinks the off balanced two here and leads the Jazz to the victory with 29 points.
[SUPER 03-Pittsburgh, PA/NHL-CBC;]
In the National Hockey League the Penguins were hoping to skate to a lead in their series with Montreal.
But this goal with a minute seven left in the third period ices the 5-to-2 win for the Canadians. They lead the series three games to 2.
On the diamond, The Baltimore Orioles' B.J. Surhoff races to the left field corner to make the catch on the run.
And in the sixth Rapheal Palmeiro rocks the two run homer, the O's win it at home six to three.
[TAPE#=Wknd Diner TC 19:00]
(toss to Andrew for Diner)
If you're constantly in search of dinners that taste great, but don't take much time to throw together.
This week's weekend diner is for you.
[IN Q=nat sound]
[OUT Q=no problem]
[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen. You can also check out our web site under the weekend mornings section.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
And if we come to your house, you'll get a cool weekend diner apron.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
Police in East Lansing Michigan used tear gas to break up a student demonstration last night.
Some four to five thousand Michigan State University students took to downtown streets to protest a ban on alcohol at tailgate events.
Radford University is cracking down on underage alcohol use.
The school will notify parents if a student violates the school's alcohol policy twice or the drug policy once.
A shooting in Danville sent one man to the hospital.
Charles Harman, Junior was shot in the groin and chin.
Police say they have a suspect, but have not made any arrests.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]
And that's what's making news on this Saturday May 2-nd.
We'll be back in just a minute.
Police say a match thrown in a tub of caulking glue may have caused an explosion on a barge yesterday in Port Hadlock, Washington.
[SUPER=03-Port Hadlock, WA;]
The blast injured seven children who were celebrating a 14-year-old girl's birthday.
Two of the children were seriously injured and airlifted to a near-by hospital.
The 20-by-40 foot barge is described more as a floating dock.
It was just attached to the pier a few weeks ago and was going to be used as a part of a wooden boat festival.
An accident in Buckingham County killed one man.
Louis Luther Smith, Jr. was travelling on route six--seventy-one last night when his car ran off the road, hit an embankment and flipped.
He was ejected from the driver's seat.
Smith, of New Canton, was 32 yars old, and was not wearing a seatbelt.[6-81-Wreck]
A couple of acidents backed up traffic on Interstate-81 for miles yesterday.
Traffic in the southbound lanes slowed to a crawl for more than three hours, after a sport utility vehicle towing a horse trailer overturned.
[IN Q=An accident ahead]
((TROOPER G.K. HARTH/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: AN ACCIDENT AHEAD AT THE 139 HAD TRAFFIC SLOWING DOWN, AND THE LADY DRIVING THIS VEHICLE CAME UP ON THAT SLOWED TRAFFIC AND LOST CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE DUE TO THE WEIGHT, PUSHING HER OFF THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper G. K. Harth/Virginia State Police]
[OUT Q=off the road.]
Veterinarians had to tend to the horses injuries-- no word on how serious they were.
An elderly woman in the accident down the road was taken to the hospital-- her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
That's how much Lynchburg estimates it lost in equipment and man-hours when two Norfolk Southern trains collided and caught fire there a month ago.
The fire destroyed the city's salt storage building, 17-hundred tons of chemicals and all of Lynchburg's snow removal equipment.
The city also estimates it spent close to 80-thousand dollars in emergency and personnel costs.
That bill will be sent on to Norfolk Southern next week.
The railroad has agreed to compensate the city and nearby business owners for their losses.
Roanoke police have two suspects in a series of suspicious fires in the northwest part of the city.
An investigator says warrants have been issued for the arrest of two men on arson charges.
Their names won't be released until they're taken into custody.
Fire and police officials have been looking into several fires in vacant homes in northwest neighborhoods over the past month.
One was on Harrison Avenue. A fire in an empty house spread next door, damaging a home belonging to 103-year-old Gertrude Jumper.
[TAPE#=wknd envir TC06:37]
[GRAPHIC=World Around Us]
Each year, environmentalists look at the health of American rivers to see which are healthy and which are most at risk from pollution.
What they find is not always encouraging.
Dennis Troute has more.
[11:01:15 Conus Monday]
[IN Q=camera zoom out]
[SUPER=04-American Rivers; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Wodder/American Rivers; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Troute/Reporting; :50]
[OUT Q=Dennis Troute, Reporting.]
((East coast rivers feature on the endangered list because of recent
outbreaks of pfisteria, dangerous to fish and people both.
The operations which worry interest groups such as American Rivers are factory farms, everything from poultry to pork. A big farm produces as much pollution as a medium sized city, and eventually rains will wash much of it into streams and rivers.
Even the beautiful rives of the west are not exempt from the danger of pollution whether bymining or farm waste.
Environmentalists worry also that well preserved areas such as the
lower Columbia...while spectacular now...may later be at risk because
the federal government will soon consider allowing development along
Dennis Troute reporting.))
[TAPE#98-29 TC 49:00]
Did you ever wonder where your clothes came from?
Now there's a way to learn all about it.
"Stitches to Britches" is a new exhibit at the Danville Science Museum.
It opens later today... but these kindergartners got a sneak preview of the exhibit yesterday.
Kids and their parents can look at tiny fibers through a microscope... or learn to weave on a loom.
[IN Q=Stitches to Britches is a ]
((GINNY LAUBINGER:STITCHES TO BRITCHES IS AN EXHIBIT THAT FOCUSES ON THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY BUT MORE THAN THAT IT ACTUALLY STARTS WITH COTTON, WOOL, RAYON, AND PERHAPS EVEN SYNTHETIC FIBERS AND TAKES IT THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS FROM THE SPINNING TO THE WEAVING AND DYEING AND CUTTING THE PATTERNS.. THE WHOLE THINGS TO THE FINAL CLOTHING THAT YOU AND I WEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Danville Science Museum;]
[OUT Q=you and I wear.]
"Stitches to Britches" is sponsored by Dan River Incorporated and runs through September 14th.
Hard work pays off for young farmers in Pittsylvania County.
Dozens of kids showed their animals yesterday at the 50th annual Danville Area Junior Livestock Show.
They spent months raising hogs, heffers, lambs, and steers.
These children paraded their lambs in front of the judges this afternoon.
Organizers say the show teaches kids life lessons such as financial responsibility.
[IN Q=It costs them money]
((STEVE BRITT: IT COSTS THEM MONEY TO BE IN THIS PROJECT SOME OF THEM HAVE TO MAKE LOANS... AS FAR AS LIVESTOCK OWNERS WILL HELP THEM BUT THEY LEARN THAT THEY HAVE BILLS AND THEY HAVE TO PAY THEM AND SO THEY LEARN ECONOMICS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Britt/Virginia Cooperative Extension;]
[OUT Q=so they learn economic.]
The prize winning animals were then sold last night at a livestock sale.
[TAPE#=Time Off TC13:05]
He wrote the Declaration of Independence, but Thomas Jefferson was also known as a creative architect.
While he was still President, Jefferson oversaw the construction of his own personal retreat, Poplar Forest.
In this week's "Time Off" segment, Kimberly McBroom takes us to Bedford county, where Jefferson spent much of his "time off".
[IN Q=Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sheryl Kingery/Poplar Forest; :15]
[OUT Q=News 7, Bedford county]
(( Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest has been a growing popular tourist attraction since the mid 19-80s.
But when Jefferson designed the home in the early 1800's, he had a very different vision in mind.
((SHERYL KINGERY/POPLAR FOREST: JEFFERSON USED THIS PROPERTY AS A RETREAT, AS HIS GETAWAY. HE TALKED ABOUT TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE SOLITUDE OF A HERMIT HERE.))
Jefferson visited Poplar Forest four times a year.
As a plantation owner and avid gardner, Jefferson is said to have liked observing the changes each season would bring.
The octagon- shaped house was Jefferson's creation, inspired by his trips to Europe.
Much of this early 19th century architecture looks rather contemporary, with its skylights and floor to ceiling windows.
[SOT 10:43:53 ]
((SHERYL KINGERY/POPLAR FOREST: WE'VE JUST RESTORED THE HOUSE TO THE WAY JEFFERSON WOULD SEE IT. IT'S ALMOST COMPLETE. WE HAVE A FEW THINGS LEFT TO DO- SOME SHUTTERS AND WE HAVE HAVE TO, ON THE LANDSLIDE OF THE HOUSE, WE HAVE TO RESTORE THE COLUMNS TO THEIR ORIGINAL COVERING AND WE HAVE TO PUT THAT ON. SO, WE HAVE A FEW THINGS TO DO.))
The goal is to put the finishing touches on the exterior restoration by July for the annual Independence Day celebration.
((SHERYL KINGERY/POPLAR FOREST: WE HAVE LIVING HISTORY PRESENTERS ON THE PROPERTY. WE HAVE MUSIC, STORYTELLING. WE TRY TO RE-CREATE THE WAY THE PLANTATION LIFE WAS HERE ON THE PROPERTY AND GET PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND AND GET PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE WRE DOING ON A WORKING PLANTATION.))
Tourists will however notice some modern amenities at Poplar Forest like this gift shop.
In it is a wide selection of books about Jefferson, a card game about Jefferson, and other unique keepsakes.
But a deeper understanding of Jefferson's personal side is what most visitors carry back with them.
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: WHILE MONTICELLO WAS JEFFERSON'S HOME, HIS FAMILY MEMBERS SAY IT WAS HERE AT POPLAR FOREST WHERE HE TRULY PURSUED HIS MOST FAVORITE PASTTIMES-- TO THINK, TO READ, AND TO STUDY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, BEDFORD COUNTY.))
[GRAPHIC=Did you See That]
Finally this morning, Did You See That?
Police officers from the New River Valley are getting ready to hit the streets.
They'll be among those peddling in memory of their fellow officers killed in the line of duty.
Next month, about 70 officers from Virginia will bike 115- miles from Richmond to Washington D-C.
Officers from Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Virginia Tech will be among the group.
The trip is to raise awareness and money for upkeep of the National Law Enforcement memorial.
[IN Q=If you've]
((LARRY WOODDELL/VT BIKE OFFICER:IF YOU'VE EVER SEEN THE WALL, YOU'LL SEE WHERE FAMILIES CAN GO THERE AND IT'S A NICE PLACE, WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE FRIENDS NAMES THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER THEM BY. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Wooddell/Virginia Tech Bike Officer; :00]
[OUT Q=them by.]
The officers will also be placing plaques along the way in memory of the officers killed on Route ONE.
If you'd like to donate to the "Bike for the Blue"-- you may do so at any First Union bank.