Tonight on NEWS 7 at Six we'll hear from one of this week's school shooting victims... talk with the eldest son of
Trooper Jerry Hines about his father's sister taking up for the killer.
And we'll meet a woman so crazy about Plymouth Colt Vista Wagons she drove here from New Jersey to test drive one.
Tonight in sports, we'll take a trailer ride at the Roanoke Valley horse show plus, Dave Gagnon talks about the Red Wings and the Caps two teams he has had close ties to over the years.
Plus, Rick Hendrick the NASCAR car owner king may have violated his plea bargain agreement.
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"He wasn't an A student, but he listened to what I said."
Those words today from the Richmond high school history teacher recovering from a gun shot wound delivered by a student.
Greg Carter says he can't be sure it was 14 year old Quinshawn Booker who shot him.
But he has a message for Booker.
[IN Q=I love him]
((I LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIM... pause...VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER ))
[SUPER=01-Greg Carter/Shooting Victim;]
[OUT Q=not the answer.]
School officials say they have surveillance video of the shooting that they've turned over to police.
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[IN Q=I couldn't]
((GREG CARTER: I COULDN'T EVEN SEE WHO HAD TAKEN THE SHOTS. AND THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE HALL TOO. IT SEEMED LIKE THE BULLET JUST FOUND ME.))
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: WE WILL NOT ALLOW A CULTURE OF VIOLENCE AND DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE TO TAKE OVER OUR SCHOOLS OR OUR STREETS.))
[OUT Q=our streets]
Governor Jim Gilmore today went to Armstrong High School to appoint a 35 member commission to deal with school crime.
[SOT hand on mouth 06:54]
((GREG CARTER: I KNOW ONE THING. WE NEED A BETTER SECURITY SYSTEM. I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE TEACHERS LIKE MYSELF ON THESE COMMITTEES BECAUSE WE'RE THE ONES OUT THERE IN THE TRENCHES EVERY DAY. AND THEY HAVE EVERYBODY ELSE ON THIS COMMITTEE. BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TEACHERS LIKE MYSELF ON THIS COMMITTEE. AND I'D LIKE TO BE ON THAT COMMITTEE TOO.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE CERTAINLY WOULD BE WILLING TO LET HIM HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE BECAUSE I THINK IT'S PRETTY IMPORANT ALSO THAT VICTIMS HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE AS WELL AS EDUCATORS.))
[OUT Q=committee too.]
Among possible recommendations:
--more metal detectors
--getting rid of lockers
--and ending night activities at school.
But Governor Gilmore says he won't allow schools to become a police state.
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We got a different perspective today on the sister of a slain state trooper who tried to stop the execution of her brother's killer.
The son of Trooper Jerry Hines stopped in Roanoke to talk with us this afternoon on his way to pick up his Mom in Rockbridge County.
They plan to drive to the prison together to witness the execution tomorrow night.
Justin Hines is bothered by the fact that his Aunt wanted to serve as Dennis Eaton's "Spiritual Advisor."
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((IT APPEARS TO ME SHE'S GOTTEN TO KNOW AND LOVE DENNIS EATON MORE THAN SHE EVER DID HER BROTHER.))
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He says Maria and his Dad had never been close, hadn't seen each other for a year before his death.
Justin thinks he knows what's behind it, though.
[IN Q=Publicity stunt]
((PUBLICITY STUNT, CLAIM TO FAME, RIGHTS TO A BOOK, THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW ALL POP THROUGH MY MIND. I SEE IT COMING. AND I THINK SHE'LL TAKE IT AS FAR AS SHE CAN GO WITH IT.))
[OUT Q=go with it.]
Despite his Aunt's public expressions of concern for him, and the rest of the family... he says she never contacted them after his Dad was killed nine years ago.
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Some Bedford County residents are raising safety concerns about a single lane bridge in Goodview.
A car plunged over the bridge off Morgans Mill Road last night--landing on railroad tracks 50 feet below. No one was hurt.
But some who live nearby say the bridge is not safe and should be closed.
They are especially worried about school buses crossing the bridge.
[IN Q= I hope to]
((TERESA DRUMMOND/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: I HOPE TO GO TO THE BEDFORD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD WITH SOME OF THE ADVICE FROM THE GENTLEMEN I TALKED TO TODAY FROM VDOT AND THE RAILROAD AND SEE IF WE CAN'T REROUTE OUR SCHOOL BUSES. JUDY FINK/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: MY BEST CONCERN IS THE SCHOOL BUSES COMING ACROSS HERE BECAUSE OF MY GRANDCHILDREN RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS HERE. AND I DON'T FEEL THAT THE BRIDGE IS SAFE ENOUGH TO CARRY THAT LARGE OF A LOAD. WE SEE DOWN HERE PEOPLE THAT RUN INTO THE SIDES OF THE BRIDGE ALL THE TIME THAT TEAR THE WOOD OFF OF IT. THIS TIME A CAR THROUGH IT.))
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The residents plan to launch a petition drive.
V-DOT says, however, the bridge is safe and will re-open by the end of the week.
The city of Danville is facing an unusual lawsuit.
A former inmate of the city's juvenile detention center says he was forced to wear women's underwear in front of other prisoners.
Charles David Crumpton's lawyer filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court.
It alleges that Crumpton was forced to put on a bra and panties, dance in his cell, and parade through the prisoners' dining area.
Crumpton is asking for half-a-million dollars in damages.
City officials say it's a weak case and predict they'll win if it ever goes to court.
[TAPE#=98-32 TC 1:12:24]
It turns out the Virginia Department of Historic Resources passed up a chance to save a rare log cabin in Roanoke.
Now it's being destroyed.
Historians say this is the oldest house in Roanoke, built around 18-hundred.
Two-story log cabins are rare.
So is this corner notching, and the long beams making up the floor and ceiling.
But fire damaged the house and the city has condemned it.
The original kitchen has already been torn down.
Historians want to save the rest.
But ten years ago the Department of Historic Resources said it was not worth preserving.
[IN Q=If they were going]
((CHARLENE DEAN/CABIN OWNER: IF THEY WERE GOING TO GET INVOLVED THEY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN INVOLVED WHEN IT FIRST CAME TO LIGHT. NO ONE CAME FORWARD. NO ONE SAID ANYTHING. PEOPLE ARE SAYING WE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A LOG STRUCTURE. WELL THE INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE TO YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Charlene Dean/Cabin Owner;]
[OUT Q=available to you]
When the cabin was first surveyed, clapboard siding covered the logs.
The owner says she cannot afford to repair the house -- a cost of about three thousand dollars -- so it will be destroyed by July second.
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What effect will a recent sewage spill in the Roanoke River have on Smith Mountain Lake? That story is still ahead on News 7 at six.
And a woman in New Jersey turned to the Internet to find a car --
her search brought her all the way to Roanoke.
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Lynchburg could soon have a new city park to its credit, thanks to the work of one Hill City resident.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how a local artist wants to transform a long- forgotten patch of land into a work of art.
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
((AND THIS LOOKS LIKE A WALKWAY THAT WAS BUILT YEARS AGO.))
Bill Connelly grew up in Lynchburg.. and he spent much of his childhood "getting away from it all" in this patch of woods.
It's a remote area hidden behind the Lynchburg General Hospital filled with huge rock formations and waterfalls that most residents don't even realize is here.. Connelly hopes to change all that.
[IN Q=I've always]
((BILL CONNELLY/ARTIST: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO CLEAN IT UP. IT DOESN'T BELONG TO ME THOUGH, SO WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO IS GET IT TO BELONG TO THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG AND HOPEFULLY CLEAN IT UP.))
[OUT Q=clean it up.]
The end result would be a place known as Stonewall Park.. named for the 200- year- old stone wall that circles the top of the property.
But where most people see a tangle of rocks, trees and sewer pipes, Connelly envisions a pedestrian walkway, an amphitheater and a sculpture garden featuring the work of local artists.
He's negotiating with the landowners to have the city take control of the property.. after that it will require at least 10- 20 thousand dollars in private donations to get the project started.
[IN Q=This area itself]
((CONNELLY: THIS AREA ITSELF OFFERS A REALLY NICE PLACE TO COME AND STUDY NATURE AND MAKING ART FROM NATURE IS WHAT MY PRIMARY INTEREST IS, SO THAT'S ANOTHER INTEREST I HAVE IN CLEANING THIS AREA UP, TO BE ABLE TO COME HERE AND USE IT.))
[OUT Q=and use it.]
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[Social-Services]
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Social workers trying to investigate allegations of child abuse sometimes run into uncooperative parents.
At a meeting in Roanoke today, a worker for the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center says in some cases, social workers are advised as to how they can get around an adult who does not want them to be inside their home.
[IN Q=A COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY]
((BARBARA BRYAN/COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR; A COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY HAS INSTRUCTED THAT IT'S OKAY TO SEND IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSON AND THEREFORE IT'S NOT A SOCIAL WORKER AND THEREFORE IT DOESN'T APPLY. IT HAS TO APPLY AT SOME TIME, BUT IF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSON HAS COME IN THEN THE SOCIAL WORKER CAN COME IN BEHIND.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Bryan/Communications Director; :00]
[OUT Q=COME IN BEHIND.]
Bryan says she is opposed to such tactics, because they are a violation of the parents' rights.
The State Board of Social Services says it will look into whether social workers have actually been given such advic
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Smith Mountain Lake leaders are reassuring people -- it's okay to swim in the water.
A recent sewage spill into the Roanoke River was cause for concern.
But tests show very little contamination in Smith Mountain Lake.
[IN Q=As far as]
((JOHN SINGER/HYDROLOGIST: AS FAR AS THE FECAL CHLOROFORM IS CONCERNED, THE WATER JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER AS YOU GO DOWNSTREAM. THE WHOLE LAKE IS FINE FOR CONTACT SPORT. THERE'S NOTHING AT ALL WRONG WITH IT.))
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And to KEEP the lake clean, some marinas now require boat owners to seal their sewage tanks so they can NOT be pumped into the water.
On Wall Street, stocks climbed as Asian markets rallied after a two-day
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The Dow gained 164 points to finish at 88 hundred 29.
NASDAQ was up 23 points.
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People visit Roanoke for a lot of reasons... drive 500 miles to buy a used car?
Scott Goldberg has the story of one woman who did just that, after finding just what she was looking for on the Internet
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((SUE ANN KERSTEIN: WE'RE ABOUT TO GO INTO FIFTH, WATCH YOUR KNEE!!))
[OUT Q=YOUR KNEE]
Sue Ann Kerstein was like a kid in a candy store.
You might've seen her, flying around town in candy-colored car.
Believe it or not, it's a car she's been trying to find for 10 months.
[SOT 14 15 52]
[IN Q=actually i]
((SUE ANN KERSTEIN: ACTUALLY I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF NEGOTIATIONS FOR A CAR OUT IN MINNEAPOLIS AND THIS ONE POPPED UP ON A WEBSITE AT A MUCH BETTER PRICE.))
[OUT Q=better price]
You see, Sue Ann is crazy about Plymouth Colt Vista Wagons.
She already owns one.
But the problem is, her car has an automatic transmission.
[SOT 14 15 04]
[IN Q=I CAN'T]
((I CAN'T GET USED TO AUTOMATIC, SCOOT, I JUST CAN'T (LAUGHS).))
[web site shots]
So the New Jersey resident went online, surfing the Web until she found the exact model she was looking for.
[shot of car? MAYBE AT BEGINNING OF STANDUP?]
Sue Ann found it in Roanoke.
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[IN Q=it's not]
((SCOTT GOLDBERG, REPORTER: IT'S NOT HER DREAM CAR. SUE ANN SAID SHE JUST WANTS A GOOD, RELIABLE RIDE. AND SHE SAID SHE LIKES RARE CARS. WELL IF THIS LIME GREEN PLYMOUTH COLT VISTA WITH A 5-SPEED TRANSMISSION IS ANYTHING, IT'S RARE.))
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[SOT 14 15 28]
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((THIS WILL BE A CLSSIC SOME DAY, I'M SURE (LAUGHS).))
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Before Sue Ann came down to Roanoke, she asked Glen Markham to inspect the car.
It checked out OK ... except for a couple of problems.
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[IN Q=the vehicle has]
((GLEN MARKHAM/RED BIRD GARAGE:THE VEHICLE HAS AN ODOR INSIDE WHICH MAY HAVE CAME FROM CARRYING A DOG IN THE CAR. ))
[OUT Q=IN THE CAR]
And that's one reason Sue Ann's not sure if she's going to buy it.
She'll sleep on it, and then use her bargaining skills to get a little knocked off the 69-hundred dollar price tag.
[SOT 14 37 00]
[IN Q=after all,]
((SUE ANN: )AFTER ALL HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS PARTICULAR CAR? Scott: That's a pretty good question. SUE ANN: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION (LAUGHS). )
[OUT Q=good question]
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke.
Coming up tonight in sports, there is talk of a possible parole violation by Rick Hendrick, the Red Wings are again the Hot Wings of the NHL.
We'll hear from a former Red Wing Dave Gagnon.
Plus, some of the horses at the this week's Roanoke Valley horse show arrived in the valley in better vehicles than their owners did.
We'll meet the man responsible for their cadillac comfort right after this.
We begin tonight with news concerning NASCAR's Rick Hendrick.
There are concerns tonight that the multi-car owner may have violated his parole.
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As part of his plea agreement last August in Federal Court, Hendrick agreed to a five page sentencing order that contains more than 30 stipulations dictating what he can and cannot do during his three years of probation.
The bulk of the terms ordered him to stay away from his many car dealerships and his three racing teams.
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But the Associated Press says Hendrick talks regularly with Jeff Gordon and his brother John Hendrick, who is in charge of the race teams in Rick's absence.
Hendrick has yet to comment, but back in January his brother said he felt like Rick could communicate with anyone as long as it wasn't on race weekends.
[IN Q="The drivers...]
[SUPER=01-John Hendrick/Rick's Brother; :00]
[OUT Q=...Hendrick Motorsports."]
US Attorney Mark Calloway says it is uncertain at this time if any violation has occurred.
Roanoke Express goalie Dave Gagnon had an extra special interest in the Stanley Cup finals. He has played for Detroit and shared netminding duties with Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig in the ECHL.
Gagnon played in the NHL with Detroit during the 1990-91 season. He played in a couple of games for the Red Wings. But those Wings had not taken off yet.
[IN Q="they were...]
((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
[SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :00]
[OUT Q=...what they should be"]
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Gagnon also split time with Washington Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig in Hampton Roads. The two Admiral goalies won a Riley Cup that season.
[IN Q="Our careers]
In one other ECHL-NHL tie in tonight; the Carolina Hurricanes announced today that they are now affiliated with the new Florida entry in the East Coast Hockey League.
The Everblades will be based between Fort Myers and Naples in a brand new arena located in Lee County next season.
More than a thousand horses are in Salem this week for the Roanoke Valley Horse show. Have you ever thought about how they got there.
Many of the horses arrived in a Streamline Deluxe like this one built by Branson body Works in Bristol, Virginia.
There's enough room in the trailer for six horses and the Branson Family has been building these
trailers for over 100 years.
[IN Q="Thru the...]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Branson/Branson Body Works; :]
[OUT Q=....kept coming."]
The Streamliner Deluxe is built in the Branson's shop in Bristol but as the horse show changes so does the trailer business.
[OUT Q=...I guess."]
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