Against affirmative action and questioning the current role of historically black colleges--Virginia's new Higher Edu
cation chief is stirring things up.
And Sweet Briar College students are digging into their school's past.
Those stories are coming up on News 7 at Six.
In sports, we will have qualifying from Michigan, the Bulls talk about wrapping up the NBA finals and maybe careers, Roy Stanley checks in on the Hall of Fame golf tourney,
and Lynchburg's Donna Andrews is still in the hunt for the lead at the Oldsmobile Classic.
A look at that important weekend forecast is just a few minutes away.
Look at the larger details of my career, NOT the smaller details.
Those words today from the new director of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has more on Bill Allen's rocky first day on the job.
[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.))
Josiah Bunting says the story of Virginia Military Institute may yet have a happy ending, but today in Washington he suggested the battle over the admission of women is a sad chapter in the school's history.
Bunting made his remarks in an address to the National Press Club.
He alluded to a World War I novel, the Good Soldier... as he argued that unique colleges should be left alone.
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[IN Q=VMI's story may have a future]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent]
[OUT Q=I have ever heard.]
Bunting described VMI as quirky, ferociously independent and rather self-righteous. He described the last year a
s "a learning moment" for the Corps of Cadets.[Grayson-Murder]
Emmett Cressell will have just one trial after all.
Cressell, accused in the burning and beheading of a former Marine,
will stand trial on charges of robbery and capital murder in late August.
That removes a potential legal obstacle for prosecutors in seeking the death penalty against Cressell.
Originally Cressell was to be tried separately on the two charges, and that would have meant prosecutors would have to obtain convictions in two trials before they could ask a jury to sentence Cressell to death.
Last month, his co-defendant, Louis Ceparano,
entered an Alford plea to capital murder and robbery. Ceparano was
sentenced to two life terms and will testify against Cressell.
A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a Roanoke man accused of killing his girlfriend two months ago.
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, Mason's attorney also asked the judge to limit cameras in the courtroom to the beginning and end of the trial.
But Judge Clifford Weckstein denied the motion.
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Think limiting the number of bags you can carry on to a plane to just two is a hassle?
Airlines are thinking about cutting it back to one. That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
And Sweet Briar College students are digging into their
studies--we'll tell you what they're finding out about the history of their campus.
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Long before there was a Sweet Briar College there was the Sweet Briar plantation.. a working farm in Amherst County that dated back to the early 1700's.
But little is known about the owners, or the one hundred or so slaves who toiled in the fields there.
Steve Smallshaw tells us that's about to change.
[IN Q=It's not often]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Amber Moncure/Archaeology Professor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Katherine Morse/Student; :47]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Trussell/Field Supervisor; 1:07]
[OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.]
(( It's not often a college student gets to spend their summer digging holes on their school president's lawn, so these Sweet Briar students are making the most of the opportunity.
Instead of turning pages in a history book, they're turning over dirt.. hoping to uncover some of the property's earliest history.
[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.))
[OUT Q=during that period.]
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Ten Sweet Briar students are getting their first taste of archaeology during this four- week summer school.
There's no Indiana Jones here, no golden chalices.. what these students are finding is far less glamorous, but NO less important.
[IN Q=I wouldn't call]
((KATHERINE MORSE/STUDENT: I WOULDN'T CALL THEM TREASURES. IT'S LOOKING FOR THE PAST, TO PUT ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER IN THE RIGHT ORDER CHRONOLOGICALLY.))
The rusted nails, shards of brick and chips of pottery are taken back to the lab, where they're washed, tagged and recorded.. each one a piece in the puzzle of the area's history.
[IN Q=There are people]
((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.))
[OUT Q=history of Amherst.]
By the time they finish, they hope to add a new chapter to that history book.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
A former members of the Bedford County school board is in jail after he allegedly assaulted two V-DOT workers outside his Body Camp home yesterday afternoon.
The two men were performing routine road maintenance near Clarence Edward Maxey's home when they say Maxey assaulted them.
The workers were not seriously injured and no reason for the attack was given.
Police arrested the 51- year- old former public official after a brief standoff at his home this morning.
He remains held without bond in the Bedford County jail.
Maxey was elected to the school board last fall, but served only a few months before stepping down.[Alzheimers-Ethic
Alzheimer's Disease can take a devastating toll on patient and family.
For patients, it can mean memory loss and depression.
That often leaves family members making major decisions for a loved one.
Today, a local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association held a conference on ethics to help doctors and family members.
The panel discussed a wide range of options that families have.
[IN Q= Well one of]
((LOUISE CHAGNON/ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION; WELL ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS HARD FOR THEM IS HOW TO DISSCUS WHETER TO DISCLOSE THE DIAGNOSIS AND HOW TO TELL FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. AND ANOTHER POINT THAT IS DIFFICULT FOR THEM IS DEALING WITH YOUR FEELINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Louise Chagnon/Alzheimer's Association]
[OUT Q= with your feelings]
Right now there is no cure for Alzheimer's, but treatment is available to help with some of the symptoms.
Congress may soon limit airline passengers to only one piece of carry-on luggage.
Tina Tenret takes a look at what this could mean for travelers.
[IN Q=The bill has not]
[SUPER=01-Ron Rendquist/Flight Passenger; :20]
[SUPER=01-Neil Molloy/Flight Passenger; :50]
[SUPER=01-Roger Dean/Flight Passenger; 1:04]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke]
((The bill is not yet approved.
But it would mean you could only carry one bag onto the plane.
Bring a laptop, and you've reached your limit.
Anything else would have to be checked.
Many fliers do not like to wait at baggage claim, so they try to carry everything on board.
Ron Rendquist says his belongings are safer with him.
[IN Q=There is]
((THERE IS SOME CRIME GOING ON WITH PEOPLE LOOKING INTO THE BAGS AND TAKING VALUABLE MATERIAL, LAPTOPS VCR'S CAMERAS AND STUFF, SO I'M ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.))
[OUT Q=concerned about that]
Right now, most airlines say they allow only two carry-on bags -- but that limit is not strictly enforced.
Officials say too many carry-ons pose security risks and crowd overhead compartments.
Flights are often delayed because passengers must get off the plane to check what cannot fit.
[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.))
[OUT Q=that's happened]
But can everything fit in just one bag?
[IN Q=When I'm traveling]
((WHEN I'M TRAVELING ON MY OWN IN BUSINESS IT'S NOT A PROBLEM. BUT WHEN I'M TRAVELING WITH MY FAMILY I THINK IT WOULD CREATE A PROBLEM. AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE FIVE 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.))
[OUT Q=a problem]
[IN Q=A house subcommittee]
((A HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE IS STILL HOLDING HEARINGS ON THIS BILL. BUT IT SAYS IT HAS ALSO NOTICED A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF UNRULY PASSENGERS. AIRLINES SAY MOST OF THOSE INCIDENTS ARE DUE TO ALCOHOL. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]))
The Dow turned it around the last hour
of trading, rebounding from being down about 130 points during the
session to end the week on an up note.
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The Dow gained 23 points to close at 88 hundred 35.
NASDAQ lost almost five points.
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In everyone's life a little rain must fall, but today the sun was shining on a local non- profit.
The LOA- Area Agency on Aging held its annual Lunch on the Lawn Fundraiser this afternoon in Roanoke, as storms blew through the area.
A tent protected the diners, who were helping to pay for the Meals on Wheels program as they enjoyed their lunch.
[IN Q=The ten-dollar ticket that]
((SUSAN WILLIAMS/LOA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE TEN DOLLAR TICKET THAT PEOPLE PAY FOR THEIR LUNCH BUYS A WEEK OF MEALS FOR OUR HOMEBOUND CITIZENS IN THE FIFTH PLANNING DISTRICT, SO ITS A WONDERFUL EVENT. WE RAISE ABOUT 20- THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS FROM THIS EVENT.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Williams/LOA Executive Director]
[OUT Q=for this event.]
The basic costs of the fundraiser are picked up by local corporate sponsors, so the money that individuals paid for their lunches will go to the meals on wheels program.
Is this the last running of the Bulls, Donna Andrews is making a run--
and Roy Stanley and Photgrapher Dennis Brown tried to stay dry in the first round of the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame golf tournament.
Winston Cup drivers are at the two mile Michigan Speedway for this Sunday's Miller Lite 400. Ward Burton captured the Bud Pole in qualifying for tthe 14th race of the season witht a speed of 181.561 miles per hour. here's the top 25.
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[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//;]
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Rick mast was 33rd fastest and last year's race winner Ernie Irvan was 34th. [S-Avs]
The Salem Avalanche will try and rebound ttonight against Prince William after the cannons topped the Av's 6-2 last night.
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The Cannons sounded early with a solo homerun in the top of the first and salem never fully recovered.
The Avs could only manage two runs and the pitching has to improve.
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[SUPER=01-Jay Loviglio/Salem Manager; :00]
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They're in a rain delay at East Lansing, Michigan but Lynchburg's Donna Andrews is still the leader of the
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Andrews started the day with a two stroke lead. She got to 12 under par before a double bogey on the ninth hole. Andrews would still shoot two under par on the front nine and she was at 11 under par before play was suspended by rain.
Andrews has two holes left to play.
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A steady rain and the possibility of some low scores were the order of the day as the golfers teed it up for the 25-th annual Hall of Fame golf tournament.
Roy Stanley has more.
[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.))
The Chicago Bulls can capture their 6th NBA championship with a win over the Utah Jazz in game five of the finals tonight in Chicago. The Bulls lead 3-1. Pre game comments ranged from winning it, speculation over a bulls break up and frustration on the part of the Jazz.
[SUPER=01-Scottie Pippen/Scored 28 Points in Game Four; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Scored 34 Points in game Four; :11]
[SUPER=01-Karl Malone/Jazz Forward; :21]
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That's News 7 at Six. Coming up tonight, Roanoke's Patrick Henry High
School says goodbye to its longtime principal.
Elizabeth Dawson Lee has seen many changes in the 11 years she has been principal at P-H.
Tonight former students and teachers will attend a special ceremony tonight honoring her.
(Keith ad lib byes) Join Tonya Flory for that story and more tonight on News 7 at 11.