Coming up on News 7- a suspect in the beheading murder of a man in Grayson County could face the death penalty.
The government may limit what passengers can carry onto a plane.
Moving a firehouse in Lexington is causing controversy.
And some college students are getting deep into one summer class.
News 7 is next.
A jury is deciding whether Luke Woodham is insane or whether to
convict the 17-year-old of murder.
Woodham is accused of killing two classmates at his Pearl, Mississippi, high school last October after stabbing his mother.
Some young literary students are getting a chance to share their work with their peers at Colonial Elementary School.
And some Sweet Briar students are uncovering some knowledge in an archeological class this summer.
Join us for the latest news, weather and sports on News 7 at Eleven.
Virginians should look at what he's done -- NOT worry about the "smaller details" of what he's said or written.
That today from the new director of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports on Bill Allen's somewhat awkward arrival.
[IN Q=The smaller]
[SUPER=01-Bill Allen/State Council of Higher Ed.; :14]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Moore/Virginia State Univ. Pres.; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Norfolk; :42]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Norfolk.]
(( The "smaller details" of Bill Allen's career include public statements about re-evaluating state support for historically black colleges.
He's been quoted as calling affirmative action "an evil" visited on this nation.
[SOT TAPE TWO 13:22:04]
((BILL ALLEN/STATE COUNCIL FOR HIGHER ED.: THEY ARE WORDS WHICH MAY BE FAMILIAR TO YOU BUT NOT TO ME. WHICH IS NOT TO SAY I DIDN'T SAY IT, BUT I HAVE NO RECOLLECTION OF THAT PARTICULAR STATEMENT. I HAVE WRITTEN COUNTLESS THOUSANDS OF WORDS ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.))
He was head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission until George Bush decided he was too radical.
[SOT TAPE ONE 13:15:32]
((EDDIE MOORE/VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY: I HOPE THAT WE CAN JUDGE HIM ON HIS PERFORMANCE IN THIS NEW POSITION AS DIRECTOR OF THE STATE COUNCIL AND NOT ON ANYTHING THAT ALLEGEDLY HAS BEEN SAID OR DONE IN THE PAST.))
[SOT TAPE ONE 13:19:24]
((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: I'M RELIEVED TO HEAR HIM INDICATE THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WILL NOT BE ON HIS HIT LIST. BUT THE FACT THAT HE SAID IT WILL NOT CAUSE PEOPLE TO CLOSE THEIR EYES, TURN THEIR BACKS, OR BE LULLED TO SLEEP.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 13:22:26]
((BILL ALLEN/STATE COUNCIL FOR HIGHER ED.: I'M NOT ABOUT TO SADDLE VIRGINIA WITH ANY PARTICULAR POLICY WITHIN A FEW MINUTES OF HAVING BEEN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF SCHEV.))
What Bill Allen does believe in is the "aggressive and robust recruitment of minorities" to colleges -- something he was quite successful in recent years at at Michigan State University.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Norfolk.))
17- year- old Luke Woodham has been found guilty of killing two classmates.
[SUPER=03-Hattiesburg, MS; ]
The jury read its verdict moments ago.
The Mississippi high school shooting left two students dead and seven others wounded.
Woodham sobbed on the stand as he testified that an older teen -- Grant Boyette -- told him to kill his mother and go to school and seek revenge on his ex-girlfriend who was one of the students killed.
Woodham was convicted last week of stabbing to death his mother -- Mary Woodham and sentenced to life in prison.
Josiah Bunting says Virginia Military Institute has done its best to assimilate women "efficiently, successfully and gracefully."
But today in Washington, the superintendent argued that unique schools like V-M-I should be left alone.
Bunting made his comments during an address to the National Press Club.
He quoted another V-M-I supporter who argued that colleges of distinct character should be protected.
[IN Q=VMI is a quirky]
((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: VMI IS A QUIRKY, FEROCIOUSLY INDEPENDENT, RATHER SELF-RIGHTEOUS AMERICAN COLLEGE. PERHAPS IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE LIKE THIS IS THE LINK BETWEEN WHAT HAPPENS TO A STUDENT IN COLLEGE AND WHAT THE STUDENT BECOMES LATER ON MORE PERSUASIVELY SHOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;]
[OUT Q=more persuasively shown.]
Bunting said VMI's story may yet have a happy ending, and its current situation is one of "prosperity, hope and success."
But in some respects, Bunting said the battle over the admission of women is a sad chapter in the school's history.
A Martinsville activewear maker is selling a major part of its business.
Tultex will get more than 84 million dollars for Logo Athletic.
Tultex will focus on its other lines, Track Gear and Discus Athletic.
Track Gear's line of apparel focuses on NASCAR.
It was started two and a half years ago in conjunction with racing legend Richard Petty.
Discus Athletic focuses on collegiate athletic apparel.
There's no word of progress in talks with workers at two G-M plants.
The strikes threaten to paralyze the nation's biggest automaker.
Workers are vowing to bring G-M to its knees.
[IN Q=We're going]
((WE'RE GONNA FIGHT, WE'RE GONNA WIN!))
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; ]
[OUT Q=going to win]
The strikes by about 92-hundred workers have forced plant closures, idling more than 50-thousand other workers so far.
Strikers say job security is the issue in both strikes, not money.
[IN Q=There's not]
((BARB COLLINS/AUTOWORKER:THERE'S NOT REALLY A SECURE JOB
ANYWHERE, ANYONE'S JOB COULD BE AFFECTED BY THIS STRIKE.))
[SUPER=01-Barb Collins/Autoworker; ]
[OUT Q=this strike]
The ripple effect already has forced temporary layoffs of more
than 35 thousand assembly line workers in 9 states, and could idle
another 170-thousand by next week.
Emmett Cressell will face robbery and capital murder charges in one trial.
Cressell is one of the two white men charged in the burning and beheading of a black man in Grayson County last July.
If the charges had been separated into two trials prosecutors would not have been able to ask for the death sentence.
Cressell was indicted for capital murder last month after his
co-defendant, Louis (Louie) Ceparano, pleaded guilty to capital
murder and robbery.
A Roanoke man accused of killing his girlfriend two months ago will get a psychiatric evaluation, but today a judge refused to bar cameras from his trial.
David Lee Mason is charged with the April 15th murder of Michelle Saunders.
She was shot in the head outside of her apartment at Lee-Hi Manor.
Today, Judge Clifford Weckstein (WECK-styn) ordered a psychiatric evaluation that will consider the defendant's mental state.
Mason's attorney also asked the judge to limit cameras in the courtroom to the beginning and end of the trial, but the judge denied the motion.
A man who allegedly assaulted two V-DOT workers is being held in the Bedford County jail.
51- year- old Clarence Edward Maxey was arrested this morning after a brief standoff with police at his Body Camp home.
Two workers told authorities they were performing routine road maintenance work near Maxey's home yesterday when he attacked them.
The two men were not injured, and no one could give a reason for the assault.
Maxey is being held without bond.
He was elected to the Bedford County school board last fall, but served only a few months before stepping down, sayi
ng the job was too time- consuming.[Mount-Rainier]
An avalanche that killed a climbing student on Mount Rainier (ray-NEER') isn't stopping other climbers.
Mountaineers set out at first light today for the summit of the
Washington state landmark.
They began their climb just hours after an avalanche killed one climber and injured seven others.
[SUPER=03-Longmire, WA; ]
The Connecticut resident died after falling 100 feet and dangling from a rope for several hours.
The local medical examiner says he died of hypothermia.
Off-duty climbing ranger Mike Gauthier was the first to reach the accident.
He says the survivors were fortunate.
[IN Q=Some of them]
((MIKE GAUTHIER/CLIMBING RANGER:SOME OF THEM WERE RESTING ON
LEDGES. SOME OF THEM WERE HANGING ON ROCKS. BUT MORE FROM THE ROPES AND HOLDING ONTO THE ROCKS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Gauthier/Climbing Ranger]
[OUT Q=the rocks]
There is still an avalanche danger on Rainier, the mountain where climbers train for Mount Everest, and climbers are still headed for the top.
Tonya tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Still to come,
A local high school bids farewell to its leader of more than a decade.
books galore in our video of the day tonight.
Some local elementary school students are sharing their work with their friends.
The Lexington Fire Department has been searching for a new home for two years.
And, recently city council approved a location.
But, it hasn't come without controversy.
Stacey Martin has more.
[IN Q=Members of the]
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Dept. Member; :16]
[SUPER=07-Charles Phillips; 42]
[SUPER=01-Buddy Derrick/Lexington's Mayor; 1:08]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.]
((Members of the Lexington Fire Department are reaching higher ground these days with the help of a new 700 thousand dollar fire truck AND city council's recent decision to build them a new home along Spotwood Drive.
[SOT 17.49.16 - 17.49.35 tape #1]
[IN Q=We are located]
((ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE DEPT. MEMBER:WE ARE LOCATED ONE ONE-WAY STREET IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICT OF LEXINGTON AND WE REALLY WANT TO GET OUT WHERE WE CAN HAVE MORE ACCESS-OR QUICKER ACCESS TO MORE PARTS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=city and county.]
But, the move has some people concerned that it will shut the door on a future resting place for some city residents.
[SOT 16.00.26 - 16.00.38 tape #2]
[IN Q=Council has decided]
((CHARLES PHILLIPS:COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO USE THAT LAND FOR THE FIREHOUSE BUT YET COUNCIL HAS NOT MADE ANY DECISIONS CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF THE CEMETARY.))
[OUT Q=of the cemetary.]
[SOT 16.29.58 - 16.30.10 tape #2]
[IN Q=The land was]
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE LAND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE USED AS AN EXTENSION OF THIS CEMETARY. BUT, CITY COUNCIL VOTED AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CEMETARY'S ADVISORY BOARD AND DESIGNATED THE PROPERTY AS THE SITE OF THE NEW FIREHOUSE.))
[OUT Q=the new firehouse.]
Members of the fire department are backing the new location made by the city council and the mayor who feels they made the best of a difficult decision.
[SOT 15.28.52 - 15.29.02]
[IN Q=I think that]
((BUDDY DERRICK/LEXINGTON'S MAYOR: I THINK THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU WOULD DECIDE TO PUT A FIREHOUSE YOU WOULD HAVE A LOT OF CONTROVERSY AND I TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT ANY OF THE SITES THAT THEY WERE ALL CONTROVERSIAL.))
[OUT Q=were all controversial.]
Once construction begins, council said it may consider paying the cemetary for use of its land.
Stacey Martin News 7, Lexington.))
Packing for a trip may become a bit more challenging if you're planning to fly.
More people than ever are packing into airports these days -- dragging all their belongings on board the plane, rather than checking them through to their destination.
Flights are delayed as people try to find a place for all that luggage.
So Congress may limit fliers to only ONE carry on bag per passenger, to reduce crowding.
[IN Q=It's very difficult]
((IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET ON AND OFF THE PLANE. THERE'S ALSO A POSSIBILITY SOMETHING'S GOING TO FALL ON YOU. THAT'S HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Molloy/Flight Passenger;]
[OUT Q=that's happened]
Security guards say that way -- if a weapon slipped past the metal detector at least it would not be in the traveler's hands.
But some people need those little extras within reach.
[IN Q=As you can see]
((AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE 5 CHILDREN. EACH CHILD NEEDS TO HAVE HIS OWN BACKPACK. WE NEED CHANGING BAGS AND MY WIFE WOULD WANT TO CARRY A SHOULDER BAG AND I CARRY A BRIEFCASE SO IT WOULD CREATE A PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Dean/Flight Passenger;]
[OUT Q=create a problem]
The House Aviation Sub-committee has not yet scheduled a vote on this bill.
Normally around this time of year it's school administrators bidding farewell to their graduates.
But, tonight it was the principal of Patrick Henry High School who said good-bye.
Elizabeth Dawson Lee is retiring after 11 years as principal.
Tonight she spoke to teachers and students.
[SOT 20.04.48 - 20.05.03]
[IN Q=I told them]
((ELIZABETH DAWSON LEE: I TOLD THEM THAT I WOULD NOT SAY GOODBYE THAT I WOULDN'T SAY FAREWELL, THAT I WOULD SEE YOU LATER AND THAT I KNOW I WANT TO COME BACK AND I KNOW THAT THEY WOULD SUPPORT THE NEW LEADERSHIP JUST AS THEY SUPPORTED ME.))
[SUPER=07-Elizabeth Dawson Lee;]
[OUT Q=they supported me.]
Students and faculty presented Lee with framed momentos from the school's past, including a newspaper article featuring the school's championship basketball team.
Lee says she plans to take a trip to Florida after officially retiring on June 30th.
She also plans to continue her involvement with Patrick Henry in the future.
A presidential plea to save the oceans.
a group of Sweet Brier college students are getting their hands dirty for a history lesson.
[SOT beginning of bite in 11 version]
[IN Q=We know about]
((DR. AMBER MONCURE/ARCHAEOLOGY PROFESSOR: WE KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGE YEARS, BUT WHAT CAME BEFORE 1900 WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT))
[OUT Q=little about]
We'll have details on the Amherst County dig up next on News 7 at 11.
Some Sweet Briar College students are learning to "dig" their history lessons this summer.
They're part of Sweet Briar's first archaeology field school taking place on the Amherst County campus.
Students are digging test holes, looking for artifacts from the 18th century plantation that occupied the site for more than 150 years.
[IN Q=We know about]
((DR. AMBER MONCURE/ARCHAEOLOGY PROFESSOR: WE KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGE YEARS, BUT WHAT CAME BEFORE 1900 WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT, OTHER THAN WHAT WE FIND IN DOCUMENTS AND DOCUMENTS ARE OFTEN CORRECT, BUT ALSO ARE OFTEN INCORRECT. AND ARCHAEOLOGY REALLY ADDS TO OUR SENSE OF WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE DURING THAT PERIOD.))
((CINDY TRUSSELL/FIELD SUPERVISOR: THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE IN THE AMHERST COMMUNITY THAT CAN TRACE THEIR ROOTS AND THEIR FAMILIES BACK TO BEING HERE ON SWEET BRIAR PLANTATION. THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT, JUST FOR THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND THE HISTORY OF AMHERST.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Amber Moncure/Archaeology Professor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Trussell/Field Supervisor; :15]
[OUT Q=history of Amherst.]
The students already have found evidence of a blacksmith's shop and several other outbuildings.
They'll also conduct a dig at the Booker T. Washington farm in Franklin County later this summer.
President Clinton says the key to supporting life is the oceans.
[SUPER=03-Monterey, CA; ]
In a speech in picturesque Monterey Bay, California, the
president extended a ban on most offshore oil drilling for ten
years to protect the water.
He also ordered federal agencies to avoid actions that degrade
coral reefs in U-S waters.
In addition, he called for an extra 194 million dollars in funding over five years --- to reduce overfishing and prote
ct fish habitats.
President Clinton, joined by Vice President Al Gore and First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton, were in Monterey to address the first National
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The Bulls and Jazz are in the fourth quarter, Utah is up 68-60 with about 8 minutes to go. the Avalanche tries to silence the Cannons, and interlegue play shifts back to America and national league play
[SUPER=75-Paris, France; :00]
But first the extra point. world cup hosts France beats South Africa 3-0.
France gets help on the games second goal. South African defender Pierre Issa deflects the ball into his own net in the 78th minute.
soccer fans also watched Denmark beat Saudi Arabia 1-nothing while Paraguay and Bulgaria played to a scoreless tie.
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[OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."]
[take a break]
Salem and Prince William played game two of their series at Salem memorial. The Northern Division last place cannons looking for two straight against the Southern Division's third place Avalanche. To the Civil war
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]
we go. tents are up for next weeks various equestiran events, but there would be no horsing around for the Avalanche.
Bottom of the second, Salvador Duverge threads the needle for a two bagger and Clint Bryant is gonna come [super=34
-Salem/9/Prince William/7;]on down and the Avs are up 2-nothing.
Juan Sosa does one better, smacking a triple off the center field wall, Duverge scores, 3-nothing Salem, still in the second.
Doug Livington conducts a bunting clinic, a run scores and salem goes on to win it 9-7.
Interleague play is over and maybe the Atlanta braves wish it was not.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS; :00]
The Braves hosting Montreal and happy birthday to Ryan Klesko who jacks his 11th homerun of the season [SUPER=35-Mont
real/7/Atlanta/5;]over the right field fence. 1-1 tie in the second inning.
But in the top of the ninth, Atlanta up 5-2, Montreal pinch hitter Duron Stovall crushes a grand slam. the Expos beat the braves 7-5.
Bud Pole qualifying at Michigan International Speedway was yesterday for this Sunday's Miller Lite 400.
Ward Burton captured his first pole of the season with a speed of 181.561 miles per hour.
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI; :00]
Burton's best qualifying effort at the two mile track was 15th before yesterday. His run marks his first Bud pole of the season.
Dale Jarrett will start on the outside pole. He turned the track in the Quality care Ford with a speed of 181.210 mph.
Rusty Wallace was impressive on his owner's track, Roger Penske. He will start third,
Right beside Jeff Gordon, who will start 4th, two good buddies after the Richmond fiasco.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Ward Burton/181.561 mph/2.Dale Jarrett //3. Rusty Wallace//4. Jeff Gordon//5. Kevin Lepage//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Bill Elliott//7. Mark Martin//8. Wally Dallenbach//9. Ricky Rudd//10. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Terry Labonte//12. Darrell waltrip//13. Lake Speed//14. Kenny Irwin//15.Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Joe Nemechek//17. Bobby Labonte//18. Rich Bickle//19. Bobby Hamilton//20. Jeff Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Johnny Benson //22. Ted Musgrave//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Michael Waltrip//25. Dale Earnhardt//;]
[OUT Q=....LAST DRIVER."]
Rick mast was 33rd fastest and last year's race winner Ernie Irvan was 34th. [S-Dale]
[VO-NAT wipe to eng!!!]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/Today; :00]
as you just saw, Dale earnhardt, made the field, coming in at number 25 with new crew chief Kevin Hamlin. Earnhardt also made his son an offical part of Earnhardt racing. That's right, Dale signed dale Junior to a five year contract, with the option of another five. The deal calls for junior to race Busch next year as well.
The Stanley Cup finals shifts to washington's barn tonight for game three.
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]
The Capitals trail 2 games to none. Washington blew a 3-1 second period lead to lose game 2 to Detroit 5-4 in overtime.
[SUPER=01-Ron Wilson/Capitals Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brendan Shanahan/Red Wings Forward; :09]
[OUT Q=...team out more"]
Still a head in sports, thte elemnets played havoc with golf today. We will tell you how mother nature was abummer for LPGA star Donna Andrews,
as well as local golfers in todays opening round of the hall of fame tourney.
Only thunder and Lightning could stop Lynchburg's Donna Andrews today. The elements forced officials to postpone play at the LPGA Oldsmobile Classic.
[SUPER=03-East Lansing, MI/ESPN; :]
Andrews started the day with a two stroke lead. She got to 12 under par before a double bogey on the ninth hole. When play was suspended Andrews still had two holes to play. Right now she's at 11 under and the leader.
Billy King shot a 1 over par 73 in the first round of the Bellsouth Senior Classic. King scored a 36 on the front and a 37 on the back nine and is 11 strokes off the lead.
[GRAPHIC=Hall of Fame]
The 25-th annual Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame golf tournament fought through some rain today.
Roy Stanley and photographer dennis Brown have the soggy details.
[SUPER=01-Phil Owenby/Roanoke Country Club Pro; :17]
[SUPER=01-Donnie Craft/Ole Monterey Player; :31]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Ketron/Defending Champion; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Joyce McKee/Countryside Golfer; 1:24]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]
((The golfers that teed it up early had to deal with the wet condiitions as it the rain soaked the Roanoke Country club fairways and greens for most of the morning.
The conditions were not ideal but poll of some of the players indicated the possibility of some low scores.))
((PHIL OWENBY/ROANOKE COUNTRY CLUB PRO:))
((DONNIE CRAFT/FIRST HALL OF FAME TOURNAMENT:))
((Play was stopped at noon for about 20 minutes forcing the golfers off the course for shelter.
Defending champion Ryan Ketron had a late tee time and he missed the steady downpour. Ketron, who has played many rounds throughout his career at the Roanoke Country Club, says the strong field in this years tournament will make it tougher to defend his title.))
((RYAN KETRON/DEFENDING CHAMPION:))
((At the Roanoke Country Club Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
Many people work for years in an effort to get their first work published.
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Some local elementary school students have already jumped that hurdle.
Students at Colonial Elementary wrote their own books, complete with illustrations.
The finished product was then published and today the kids had the chance to share their stories with others during a Read-In.
Students read each other's books and even read their own books aloud, with a little help from teachers.
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