Up Next on News 7 at Six, will ripples from the General Motors strike reach Southwest Virginia?
And are State Lawmakers violating the constitution by giving themselves a pay increase?
In sports, The leaders are still on the course at the U-S open Jeff Green leads second round qualifying at Pocono.
And archers from the state and all across the country began competition today at the Trebark Pro Am Championship.
It's going to be another hot one tomorrow-- and after a rain free Saturday, we're headed for scattered storms tomorrow.
Details coming up.
Area car dealers are still waiting to feel the effects of the General Motors strike.
92-hundred workers are in the middle of a labor dispute with the company.
More than 100--thousand G-M employees are out of work as a result.
Talks resumed earlier this afternoon but there's been no sign of progress.
The strikes have shut down nearly 90-percent of G-M's production at two parts plants in Flint, Michigan.
That has led some car dealers to worry about a shrinking supply of new vehicles.
But a Salem dealer says it's too early to tell if the impact of the strike will reach Southwest Virginia.
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((CARLOS HART/HART MOTORS OWNER; IT HAS NO EFFECT ON US AT ALL AS OF YET. WE'VE GOT ENOUGH CARS TO PROBABLY LAST 90 DAYS AND THEN WE HAVE CARS THAT AREN'T MADE BY GENERAL MOTORS.))
[SUPER=01-Carlos Hart/Hart Motors Owner;]
[OUT Q=GENERAL MOTORS.]
A Roanoke G-M competitor says even if the strike drags on, he believes G-M customers looking for a new vehicle will probably wait rather than buy another brand.
An accident in Pulaski County last night left one man dead.
According to police 22-year old David Dwight Perdue hit a tractor trailor head-on while travelling along Route 6-72.
Perdue died at the scene. No one else was injured.
If you smoke, don't expect to wear a badge in Henrico County.
This year the Police department enacted a new policy... tobacco users will NOT be hired.
New recruits are required to sign a form saying they won't use tobacco ON or OFF the job. If they smoke anyway, they could be fired.
Virginia Beach and Fairfax County police also have no-smoking policies.
High school students in Buena Vista may soon be attending a new school.
The newest addition to the area's current high school-- Parry McCluer-- was built in 19-54.
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((D. EARLY DOWNS/HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE STATE AND IT STILL IS ROCK STEADY. IT JUST HAS OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS FOR A HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSE.))
[SUPER=01-D. Earl Downs/High School Principal]
[OUT Q=high school purpose.]
Plans for the new school have already been drawn up.
It will cost a total of eight million dollars.
School officials expect to break ground on the project in January and to have it up and running by the year 2001.
Officials have raised area taxes to help pay for the new high school.
Now, they say they're waiting for approval of state funds before beginning construction.
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Up next--a former Democratic party leader says state legislatures are breaking the law in order to line their pockets.
And, the X-Files' duo debuted on the silver screen last night.
We'll find out what one critic had to say about the movie.
But, first let's check in with Andrew for an update on the heat.
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A former Democratic Party official says Virginia's lawmakers are violating the state's constitution, in order to get rich themselves.
Former party chairman Paul Goldman asked the Attorney General to look into the lawmakers' doubling of their "per diem" allowance and increasing their office expense budgets.
The Virginia Constitution explicitly forbids the lawmakers from voting to raise their own "salaries" during their terms in office.
Goldman has now found a 1980 law that he thinks will make his point.
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((PAUL GOLDMAN/FORMER DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN: IT JUST SO HAPPENED IN 1980, THE LEGISLATURE CALLED THE VERY THING THEY DID A SALARY. IT WASN'T AN ALLOWANCE IN 1980. IT WAS A SALARY. BUT NOW OF COURSE, IN ORDER TO GET AROUND THE CONSTITUTION, THESE THINGS ARE KNOWN AS ALLOWANCES. SECOND OF ALL, WHAT I'VE POINTED OUT, AND MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THIS, IS THAT YOU AND I, THE TAXPAYERS OF VIRGINIA ARE PAYING FOR PENSIONS, OF COURSE FOR THE LEGISLATURE, AND THEIR PENSIONS ARE BASED ON THEIR EXPENSES!))
[SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Former Democratic Chairman;]
[OUT Q=their expenses.]
That means when the office expense budget goes up July first, so do the pensions.
[IN Q=You know]
((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: YOU KNOW YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IF IT HAD BEEN A VERY STRONG CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE, SOMEONE WOULD HAVE RAISED IT ALONG THE WAY. I DON'T KNOW THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS RAISED IT DURING THE SESSION. BUT YOU KNOW, WE'LL CERTAINLY TAKE A LOOK AT IT. WE TAKE A LOOK AT EVERY LETTER FROM ANY CONSTITUENT IN VIRGINIA.))
[OUT Q=in Virginia.]
Goldman says Attorney General Mark Earley voted to base pensions on expenses himself-- when he was a state senator in 1992.
Congress took up some big issues this week: tobacco legislation, tax reform, and education.
Here's a look at how our lawmakers voted.
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The key vote to kill the tobacco legislation took place on Wednesday.
60 votes were needed to keep the bill alive.
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Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner both voted against it.
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Over in the House, a bill to abolish the existing tax code was narrowly approved.
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Congressmen Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte supported it; Rick Boucher was against it.
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The House also considered a move to promote savings for education.
Again, it found favor with conservatives and was approved.
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Goode and Goodlatte voted with the majority; Rick Boucher came out against it.
Virginia Methodists are meeting in Roanoke for their annual conference, and making a contribution to the community.
The hunger-relief organization Society of Saint Andrew is donating 40 thousand pounds of sweet potatoes to area food banks.
Volunteers say there's a great need across the Commonwealth.
[IN Q= There are so]
((NANCY TEW/SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW:THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVEN PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING. THE FOOD BANK SAYS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING FOOD FROM THEM ARE WORKING FULL TIME. BUT ON MINIMUM WAGE YOU CAN WORK FULL TIME AND CAN'T AFFORD TO FEED YOUR FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Tew/Society of St. Andrew]
[OUT Q=feed your family.]
One of those groups that will receive some of the donated potatoes is the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southwest Virginia.
The Methodists attending the conference have also been collecting canned goods.
If you're a Dad looking to celebrate your holiday a day early or a biking fan--there were a lot of events today competing for your attention and your wallet.
And, most of them involved helping out a worthy cause.
David Johnson has this wrap-up.
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[SUPER=01-David Dix/Hooters General Manager; :58]
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(( Father's Day was on the mind of officials with Junior Achievement as they hosted their "Father's Day Out" event along with Tanglewood Mall.
Organizers considered it a "feel good" type of event.
The idea was to get kids and fathers out playing games while enjoying the food and drinks.
There was a small fee for the food, drinks or events.
All of the proceeds went to Junior Achievement, a program which teaches youngsters how to better their quality of life.
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((TAMARA STINSON/JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT; THE WAY WE REACH THE KIDS WITH THE PROGRAMS IS BY ENLISTING BUSINESS PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY WHO ACTUALLY GO INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS AND THEY FACILITATE AGE APPROPRIATE HANDS ON ACTIVITIES WHICH HELP THE KIDS UNDERSTAND THESE BUSINESS CONCEPTS.))
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For those with a biking interest, there was the second annual Motorcycle Show sponsored by "Hooters".
The restuarant raised money by raffling off a weekend trip to a local resort, selling T-shirts and hosting a dunking booth contest.
Proceeds for this event went to the Children's Miracle Network.
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((DAVID DIX/HOOTERS GENERAL MANAGER; WE'VE DONE SOME THINGS FOR THEM IN THE PAST AND THIS YEAR WE'VE SOLD SOME BALLONS FOR THEM. LIKE THE MDA SHAMROCK. IT WAS TIME FOR OUR BIKE SHOW. WE NEEDED A CHARITY. WE THOUGHT THEY'D BE A GOOD ONE TO USE.))
[OUT Q=ONE TO USE.]
And people in the mood to clown around donated their time and money to a worthy cause in front of the Kroger's near the Towne Square Shopping area.
The Kazim Klown Unit entertained kids of all ages while selling hot dogs, sodas and other goods.
The Burn Unit and Children's Hospital benefitted from that group's effort.
David Johnson, News 7.))
Roy Stanley will be here in a few minutes with the latest on the qualifiers for tomorrow's Pocono 500 race.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your steamy extended forecast.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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The X-Files has managed to attract quite a following among television viewers.
But, how will it fare in front of movie audiences?
Dennis Cunningham has the answer to that question in this movie review.
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Cunningham/Entertainment Editor; :00]
[SUPER=04-The X-Files-20th Century Fox; :25]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]
HERE'S THE DEAL. IF YOU ARE A DEVOTED FAN OF "THE X-FILES" TV SHOW,
YOU WILL, I'M GUESSING, BE A FAN OF THE NEW X-FILES MOVIE. FOR ONE
THING, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE PLOT, RIGHT OFF. AND, THE MOVIE,
IS ESSENTIALLY THE TV SHOW, ANYWAY. IF, HOWEVER, YOU KNOW LITTLE OF THE
TV SHOW, THE MOVIE, FOR YOU, WILL BE A LONG DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
THAT SCENE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE BIG CHASE SCENE, HAS NOT A SHRED OF
TENSION TO IT. NOR DO HARDLY ANY OF THE BIG SCENES. AS A PERSON ONLY
VAGUELY ACQUAINTED WITH THE TV SHOW, THIS WAS MEDIOCRE FIVE OF A MOVIE.
PRETTY MUCH A "FILE" AND FORGET.
I'M DENNIS CUNNINGHAM FOR CBS NEWS.))
Movie-goers were lined-up until late last night--
to catch X-Files starrs David (Doo-Cuv-nee) Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in their movie debut.
But, fans of the tv show had mixed reactions to the movie.
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[IN Q=It wasn't as]
((JOHN CARISTA/X-FILES TV FAN:IT WASN'T AS GOOD BUT IT WAS GOOD. IT WAS WORTH THE MONEY. Would you see it again? NAH. I WOULDN'T SEE IT AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=see it again.]
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[IN Q=If you like]
((JOHN SMITH/X-FILES TV FAN: IF YOU LIKE SORT OF PARANOIA--FEAR OF THE GOVERNMENT, OR ANYTHING IT'S A FUN MOVIE TO SEE.
AND, EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE CHARACTERS. I THINK AFTER THE MOVIE YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW THE CHARACTERS FROM THE SHOW.))
[SUPER=01-John Carista/X-Files TV Fan;:00]
[SUPER=01-John Smith/X-Files TV Fan;:10]
[OUT Q=from the show.]
K-92 was on hand at Salem Valley Eight, providing music for movie-goers waiting their turn in the theaters.
But, some of them ended up having a longer wait than expected.
That's because at least one late night showing there sold out an hour early.
The sci-fi flick is rated PG-13.
And coming up in sports, Scores and Highlights from today's world cup action. The Astros beat the Reds.
and in Cleveland, the Yankees down the Indians in a battle of divisional leaders.
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Paye Stewart got off to a good start in today's third round of the U.S. Open. Stewart rolled in a 20 foot eagle putt on the first hole to get to 5 under par and Stewart was 5 under par at the ninth hole.
Tiger Woods shot a 1 over par 71 today he's 7 over par through 3 rounds. Jack Nicklaus shot a 73 today and he's at 10 over par.
Lee Westwood is also in the Clubhouse at 6 under par after shooting a 70.
David Wells picked up his ninth win of the season today as the Yankees beat Cleveland 5 to 3.
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Joe Torre watching the action from the visitors dugout.
In the top of the fourth, Tino Martinez hits this grounder down the third base line and into the right field corner Paul O'Neil rounds the bases from first to score and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
Still in the fourth, Darryl Strawberry sends this pitch off the right field wall for a double Martinez scores from second to make it 2 to 1 New York.
Scott Brosius put the icing on the cake taking this
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Dave Burba pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Yankees hold on for the 5 to 3 win.
In the National League this afternoon, The Astros were at home hosting the Cincinnati Reds.
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The fans at the Dome wait for some action in the afternoon contest.
And they got it in the bottom of the third, Jeff Bagwell sends this pitch over the left field wall for a 3 run homer and the Astros led the game by a score of 4 to 1.
But the Reds come back in the top of the fourth Barry Larkin hits this fly ball to ceneterfield it carries over the fence into the flower bed for a solo homer to make it 4 to 2.
Then in the sixth, J.R. Phillips hits a grounder
into right field scoring a run to make it a 5 to 2 game and Houston goes on to win it 9 to 8.
Some of the best archers in the world including the world champion are at Smith Mountain Lake this weekend for the Trebark Virginia Pro/Am Championship.
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12 hundred archers will compete for the 50-thousand dollar first place purse. The tournament is 3 years old and its for amateurs and pros and its becoming a big event for state archers.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Foster/Tournament Director; :]
[OUT Q=....involved in it."]
Jeff Hopkins won the world championship last year and he's a favorite in this weekends event.
Last year, Hopkins finished second in the event and again its a very important stop as he prepares to defend his world title.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Hopkins/Defending World Champion; :]
[OUT Q=...THROUGHOUT THE YEAR."]
Mexico stated a furious comeback in the second half to tie Belgium at 2-all in the World cup.
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Belgium would grab a 2 to nothing lead in the first half on goals by Marc Wilmots just about five minutes apart.
But Mexico's Alberto Garcia would score on a penality kick and the Mexicans added another seven minutes later to tie the score at 2 to 2.
Mexico goes to the top of Group E with four points while Belgiums is in second place with two points.
In other action this afternoon, Croatia beat Japan 1 to nothing. Croatia now has six points in the tournament for a guranteed spot in the second round.
Japan has lost its first two games and faces being eliminated.
Jeff Green was the fastest in second round qualifying for tomorrow's Pocono 500 at the Pocono Raceway. Green Turned a lap of 166 point 463 to put the First Union Chevrolet in the 26-th place on the grid.
Green will start on the outside of row 13 next to Hut Stricklin. Here's the rest of the second round qualifiers.
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[SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Green/166.463/27. Rich Bickle//28. Jeff Burton//29. Michael Waltrip//30. Jerry Nadeau//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Derrike Cope//42. Kevin Lepage//43. Todd Bodine//;]
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Buckshot Jones and Dave Marcis failed to make the field.
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He's perhaps the most popular teenager in Britain these days--
And, tomorrow Prince William will celebrate his 16th birthday.
Though he's been the focus of public attention in England for a while--he's had little to say to the press until now.
We'll have more about the young prince and more news, weather and sports coming up tonight on News 7 at 11.
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