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Is it a question of racism?
Some Lynchburg residents are questioning hiring practices and disciplinary measures within the school system.
A multi-million dollar bust in Rockbridge County.
And the majority of Virginia's lawmakers are saying no to a payraise.
News 7 is next.
It's a debate over racism in Lynchburg-
And it brought folks out tonight-
Some want to know why more black students are suspended than whites and why there are so few black teachers.
Star witness Linda Tripp testified before a grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky case today.
and a final goodbye for workers as the DuPont plant in Martinsville closes its doors-
Princess Diana's suits- are just some of the items on display at a new museum.
Diana would have turned 37 tomorrow.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
The debate over racism in the Lynchburg city school system continues to rage on.
School officials met with a citizens' committee tonight to let them know the school board is taking their concerns seriously.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Janette Campbell/Teacher Applicant; :18]
[SUPER=01-Mary Payne/Concerned Citizen; :29]
[SUPER=01-Danny McCain/Committee Chairman; :40]
[SUPER=01-Julius Sigler/School Board Chairman; :48]
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(( They got more answers to their questions this time, but they're still not satisfied with what they're hearing.
A citizens committee still wants to know why so many black students are being suspended in the Lynchburg school system, and why there are so few black teachers.
One woman with four college degrees says she couldn't even get a job as a substitute.
[IN Q=And I have]
((JANETTE CAMPBELL/TEACHER APPLICANT: AND I HAVE NOT GOT ANY INTERVIEW, I HAVE NOT GOT ANY CALL, NOTHING.))
Many of the citizens here feel racism is at the heart of these inequities.
[IN Q=You are not]
((MARY PAYNE/CONCERNED CITIZEN: YOU ARE NOT TREATING US RIGHT, YOU'RE NOT TREATING OUR CHILDREN RIGHT, OUR PARENTS ARE NOT GOING TO THE SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT BEING TREATED RIGHT WHEN THEY GO THERE.))
[OUT Q=they go there.]
[IN Q=When you have]
((DANNY MCCAIN/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WHEN YOU HAVE QUALIFIED PEOPLE WHO APPLY FOR POSITIONS AND THEN ARE REFUSED AN INTERVIEW, THEN WE STILL HAVE A PROBLEM.))
[OUT Q=have a problem.]
School officials admit they could be doing better, but they're not ready to concede that racist attitudes are to blame.
[IN Q=I can't say]
((JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I CAN'T SAY BECAUSE I CAN'T GET INSIDE THE MIND OF EVERY TEACHER IN THE SYSTEM. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I WOULD ULTIMATELY THINK ABOUT MANDATORY DIVERSITY TRAINING BECAUSE I THINK THAT SENSITIVITY HELPS.))
[OUT Q=sensitivity helps.]
The citizens committee says more investigation into all these questions is needed.. and both sides agree they'll need to meet again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[Iraq]
The U-S calls it an act of self defense. Iraq calls it an act of aggression-
A U-S warplane fired on an Iraqi radar site-
The move came after Iraqi radar locked onto a British F-16 patrolling the no fly zone-
((AL GORE/VICE PRESIDENT: I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO PATROL THE NO FLY ZONES TO REDUCE THE THREAT SADAM HUSSEIN POSES TO THE REGION. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO RESPOND DECISIVELY TO ANY HOSTILE ACTIONS THAT THREATEN THE LIVES OF OUR PILOTS.))
[OUT Q=OF OUR PILOTS.]
But the Iraqi's say it was unprovoked- They say the radar was not active and the attack did not damage the radar.
The Dupont nylon plant in Martinsville closed for good today-- leaving more than 400-people without jobs.
Word that the plant would close came almost two years ago.
But as Christy Hubley tells us, no amount of forewarning could have prepared workers for an emotional last day.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Vernon/20 Year Employee; :16]
[SUPER=01-Joanne Adams/28 Year Employee; :30]
[SUPER=01-John Winske/Plant Manager; :49]
[OUT Q=Christy Hubley, News 7.]
(( They hugged old friends goodbye--
--turned in their I-D badges--
--and drove out of the parking lot for the last time.
[NATS glory, glory, hallelujah]
DuPont workers-- now unemployed-- are trying to look on the positive side of a negative situation.
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((STEVE VERNON/20-YEAR EMPLOYEE: DUPONT'S BEEN GOOD TO ME. I'M SAD THAT IT'S COMING TO AN END BUT I'M HAPPY FOR WHAT I GOT.))
[OUT Q=for what I got.]
Some people say they'll go back to school.
Others will simply retire.
Many aren't sure what they'll do.
[IN Q=Well, it's still]
((JOANNE ADAMS/28-YEAR EMPLOYEE: WELL, IT'S STILL UP IN THE AIR. I HAVE SEVERAL POSSIBILITIES ON JOBS. AT THIS PRESENT TIME, I'M ENROLLED IN COLLEGE.))
[OUT Q=enrolled in college.]
Some of these now quiet machines will be moved to other DuPont facilities.
The rest will be destroyed and sold as scrap metal.
DuPont's plant manager says he doesn't want his workers to be scrapped.
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((JOHN WINSKE/PLANT MANAGER: DUPONTERS ARE RECOGNIZED AS PRETTY TALENTED PEOPLE SO WE'VE GOT GOOD PEOPLE LOOKING FOR JOBS SO COME ON OVER IF YOU'VE GOT ANY OPENINGS.))
[OUT Q=got any openings.]
About 65-people will retain their jobs at DuPont in the spinneret division.
But that still leaves a lot of people looking for work.
Christy Hubley, News 7.))
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A big drug bust in Rockbridge County nets more than two million dollars worth of marijuana.
The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force seized more than two-thousand marijuana plants in the (Carr's) Kerr's Creek section of Rockbridge.
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((LT. STEVE CROWDER/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: IN MY 23 YEARS AND I THINK PROBABLY THE 50 OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SITTING AT THIS TABLE FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARIJUANA SEIZURES IN OUR REMEMBRANCE.))
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[OUT Q= in our remembrance.]
Tips from residents led police to launch a full investigation of the area.
Police say during their surveillance Emmett Tyree Junior arrived to water the plants.
He is charged with possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana.
If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in jail.
Right now, he is out on bond but he is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in State Court on August 12th.
A 17-year old murder suspect was arraigned today.
The prosecutor in the case says he intends to try James Sutphin as an adult.
Police say Sutphin shot and killed 22-year old Keith Sandifer after an argument over a girl Saturday.
Sandifer's family says he wasn't looking for trouble that night.
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((FRANCES BOWLES/VICTIM'S GRANDMOTHER; HE DIDN'T HAVE NO KNIVES, HE DIDN'T HAVE NO GUNS AND THIS WAS DONE AT CLOSE RANGE AND IT POSSIBLY CANNOT BE SELF DEFENSE))
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Sandifer's family is planning a candle light vigil at the murder scene tomorrow night.
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Caucus leaders from both parties in the General Assembly are just saying NO.
On the eve of its effective date, most of Virginia's 140 state lawmakers are declining to accept the 100-dollar a day pay raise they voted themselves this year.
Governor Jim Gilmore approved it in March.
[IN Q=On the]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ON THE MATTER OF LEGALITY, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S LOOKING AT THAT, I WILL RELY ON HIS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE, AND WE'LL TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION DEPENDING ON HIS ADVICE. ON THE MATTER OF POLICY, THE LEGISLATURE MUST DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY WANT TO TAKE THAT BACK TO THEIR VOTERS IN NOVEMBER.))
[OUT Q=in November.]
State lawmakers do NOT run again until 1999.
And some entered a vote of protest over the pay raises when they approved the budget in March.
Most of the lawmakers say they will still accept the "office expenses" increase-- which would increase their retirement pensions.
That's IF the Attorney General okays it.[Higher-Ed]
Since Governor Jim Gilmore was at the University of Virginia in 1971, the cost of tuition has increased 900-percent in Virginia.
With that in mind, Gilmore took up his next major campaign promise -- appointing a 39 member commission to study Virginia's colleges and universities.
[IN Q=We have to]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA DESERVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC SYSTEM THAT SPREADS QUALITY ACROSS THE BOARD. AND WE SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE LAGGARDS. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OFFERING QUALITY IN ALL OF OUR INSTITUTIONS.))
[OUT Q=our institutions.]
Are college professors nervous?
Some are members of the new commission.
[IN Q=I don't]
((I DON'T KNOW... I THINK WE'RE ALL GOING TO GO INTO THIS WITH AN OPEN MIND.))
((LARRY SABATO: IT'S PRETTY CLEAR...SAVE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Hollins Univ. Professor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/Univ. of Virginia Professor; :13]
[OUT Q=save money.]
The Governor says boards of visitors should watch over college administrators' spending more carefully-- since they are "stewards of the public resources."
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Are you hitting the road for the holiday weekend?
Coming up we'll have some tips on how to survive the heat and the traffic.
Plus some youngsters may not be Paul Bunyon, but they're getting there.
We'll tell you about them in the video of the day.
You could say there was a "star" witness before the Kenneth Starr grand jury in Washington today.
After months of speculation Linda Tripp arrived to answer questions in the Monica Lewinsky case-
Jonathan Freed reports from Washington.
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With her children in tow, the one-time co-worker and confidant of Monica
Lewinsky headed off to confront Kenneth Starr's grand jury.
She insisted she was ready and eager to talk.
LINDA TRIPP/STARR GRAND JURY WITNESS: I AM...QUESTION: ARE YOU
READY FOR TODAY? TRIPP: I AM.
It was Tripp who secretly tape recorded phone conversations with the
former White House intern...where Lewinsky allegedly described an affair
with the President.
It was Tripp who helped touch off an F-B-I wiretap operation, where she
set Lewinsky up at this Washington area hotel. All of it leading to the
investigation of whether Lewinsky and President Clinton indeed had an
intimate relationship, and whether the two of them lied about it under
oath.. .with Clinton allegedly urging Lewinsky to change her story.
At the end of the day's testimony..this from Tripp's lawyer:
ANTHONY ZACCAGNINI / TRIPP ATTORNEY - SHE TOLD ME I'M HAPPY TO
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS TRUTHFULLY.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: SOME SEE TRIPP BEING SUBPOENED AS A
WAY FOR STARR TO PUT PRESSURE ON LEWINSKY...WHO IS STILL TRYING TO CUT A
DEAL FOR IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION.
Unrest in both France and Argentina after tonight's British- Argentina World Cup soccer game.
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((nat sot violence))
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Argentina won four-three in a shootout over England this afternoon.
These are the first pictures- British fans took to the streets in France.
Argentinian fans also reacted in Buenos Aires-
ESPN reports 700 people have been arrested and 32-hundred have been injured since world cup play began.
If the General Motors strike goes on through the summer, local car dealers will start feeling the heat.
At Pinkerton Chevrolet in Salem, sales have been strong despite the strike.
But if G-M and the United Auto Workers can't settle their differences soon, Pinkerton expects to take a hit.
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[IN Q=it hasn't]
((STEVE MCDANIEL/PINKERTON CHEVROLET: IT HASN'T HURT US YET. IN TWO OR THREE WEEKS IT MIGHT BE A CONCERN. BUT RIGHT NOW IT HASN'T BEEN A PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Steve McDaniel/Pinkerton Chevrolet;]
[OUT Q=A PROBLEM]
[FEDERAL MOGUL TAPE]
The strike HAS been a problem for companies that sell parts to General Motors.
Federal Mogul in Blacksburg has laid off workers until the strike ends.
And back at the dealerships, their parts departments are already running out of some supplies.
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[IN Q=there are]
((CHRIS HELMER/PARTS MANAGER: THERE ARE NO MORE GM HOODS AVAILABLE. FENDERS, THERE ARE A FEW AVAILABLE BUT IT'S GOING TO COST YOU A LITTLE MORE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO OVERNIGHT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Helmer/Parts Manager;]
[OUT Q=OVERNIGHT IT]
Talks between G-M and its workers continue in Detroit.
The recent stretch of summer heat along with an untravel-worthy vehicle
can make a disasterous mix.
Triple-A of Virginia has a few safety tips for motorists planning to hit the road this Fourth of July weekend.
[IN Q=YOU NEED TO]
((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA; YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT, NUMBER ONE, YOUR CAR IS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. THAT YOU'VE GOT HOSES CHECKED AND PLENTY OF WATER AND THAT TYPE OF THING. ALSO YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE WHEN YOU GO OUT THAT YOU'VE GOT THINGS IN THE CAR LIKE DRINKING WATER AND THAT TYPE OF THING JUST IN CASE YOU DO BREAK DOWN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.))
[OUT Q=OF THE ROAD.]
Bradford says the summer heat can also increase the possibility of "road rage".
She reminds drivers to avoid rush hour traffic when possible, to provide additional time to get to your destination and if traveling with children, to have activities for them to do along the way.
A Virginia surgeon pioneers a new procedure to heal fractures with the aid of a computer.
Fans world-wide will get a chance to visit the place where Princess Diana spent much of her childhood.
We'll have more on the public opening of her family's estate when News 7 returns.
A new orthopedic procedure is allowing patients to recover faster and heal better.
A University of Virginia surgeon pioneered the computer-guided operation.
The doctor loads a Cat scan of the patient's fracture on a computer screen.
Then the surgeon can maneuver the model on the computer and see the best pathway to perform the surgery.
A special camera in the operating room allows the computer to see the procedure and the surgeon to follow the progress on the model.
This technique allows the doctor to make smaller incisions.
Eventually, the computer assisted method will allow orthopedic surgeons to completely heal fractures. [Shawsville-High
Work is about to begin on Montgomery County's newest high school.
This afternoon-- ground was broken for the new Elliston-Shawsville area high school.
School officials would like to see the facility become a "community learning center" where classes can be offered to parents and members of the community at different times.
[IN Q=Schools ]
((FRED MORTON/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: SCHOOLS SIT EMPTY PART OF THE TIME, IF WE'RE GOING TO BE WISE USERS OF THE RESOURCES THAT ARE PROVIDED TO US BY THE, BOTH THE COUNTY AND STATE, WE NEED TO BEGIN TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF THESE BUI
LDINGS IN A WAY THAT IS NOT JUST USING THEM FOR THE SAKE OF USING THEM--- BUT IS USING THEM IN A WAY THAT WILL REALLY C
ONNECT DEEPER WITH THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. ))
[SUPER=01-Fred Morton/Montgomery Co. Superintendent; :00]
[OUT Q=of the community.]
The school has NOT yet been named.
Construction is expected to take about two years.
Princess Diana would have been 37 tomorrow-
In honor of the late Princess, The family estate at Althorp will open its gates to the first of thousands of visitors.
Inside- Diana's clothes including the unforgettable wedding dress designed by Versace-
The exhibit represents the stages of Dianas life from a young child to a young princess.
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Highlights from Wimbledon and we'll check in with some action from a couple of football camps in the valley.
But first note from the N-B-A.
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Veteran point guard Mark Price was waived by the Orlando Magic today. Price, a four time all star, started 33 of the 63 games he appreared in averaging over 9 points and 4 assists a game.
Now, lets check tonight's scores.
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The Salem Avalanche wrapped up a three game set with the Frederick Keys tonight at Memorial Stadium.
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Mugsy the mascot working the crowd early in the ball game.
The Keys would get on the board in the first when D.C. Conner hits this shot off the left field wall scoring a run to make it 1 to nothing Frederick.
Then the very next batter would add another run. Rick Short fires this pitch off the left field wall scoring Conner to close out the first 2 to nothing.
Salem would get on the board in the bottom of the
third when Clint Bryant sends this pitch over the left field wall for a homer and Salem goes on to win it 11 to 4.
At the Yard tonight, The Orioles would go up against the defending champion Florida Marlins.
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS; :]
Marlins coach Jim Leyland going over his lineup before the games start.
Baltimore came up big in the bottom of the first. Rafael Palmerio takes this pitch deep over the right field wall for a 3 to nothing Orioles lead.
The Orioles would pad that lead in the bottom of the second Eric Davis with the line drive to centerfield scoring two more runs to make the score 5 to nothing O's.
But the Marlins rallied with three in the third then
in the fifth Cliff Floyd hits a line drive to right field scoring two to tie it at 5 to 5 and Florida wins it 7 to 5.
The defending champions Pete Sampras and Martina Hingis have advanced to the next round at Wimbledon.
And Venus Williams the seventh seed also won her fourth round match today. Williams beat Virginia Rauno-Pascual in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Venus Williams/Advances to Quarterfinals; :]
[OUT Q=...to improve."]
In world cup action today, Croatia advances with a 1 to nothing win over Romania.
[SUPER=03-Bordeaux, France/ESPN; :]
But Argentina and England hooked up in the exciting game of the day.
They played through two overtimes before Argentina won in a shootout when goalkeeper Carlos Roa stopped David Batty's penality kick on the final attempt of the shootout.
And coming up, Ernie Irvan will have new colors when they drop the green flag for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. N-F-L films were in town today.
And we'll go to Bedford for Herman Moore's football camp.
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Reaching the top of his career hasn't made Herman Moore forget where he started.
THe Detroit Lion Wide receiver and Danville native is back in Virginia teaching life lessons and football plays to young athletes.
Denise Allen has more.
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[SUPER=07-Amanda Steele; :14]
[SUPER=01-Lorenza Davis/Catch 84 Football Camp; :23]
[SUPER=01-Herman Moore/Detroit Lions Wide Receiver; :37]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]
Amanda Steele is learning to play football.
The Catch 84 Football Camp is open to both boys and girls and the main goal is to boost the campers' self-esteem.
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[OUT Q=team or everything]
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[OUT Q=peer pressure]
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But this is FOOTBALL camp, so the skills of the game are passed along as well.
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[OUT Q=stuff like that]
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[OUT Q=as in Danville]
This is the first year for the camp in Virginia, but Catch 84 is a regular summer occurrence in Moore's pro-football hometown of Detroit.
He plans to bring a camp to Danville as well.
Denise ALlen News 7 Sports.
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[GRAPHIC=All Stars Sports Clinic]
The All Stars Sports camp at theRivers Edge Sports Complex hit the big time today.
NFL Films paid a visit this morning.
Actually the crew is working on a story on Tiki and Ronde Barber.
The brothers are one of only nine sets of twins to play in the NFL.
The story of their rise to professional football will be told on an up coming show called, "The NFL: Under the Helmet."
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[SUPER=01-Pat Kelleher/NFL Films Producer-Director; :00]
[SUper=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants; 20]
[OUT Q=we turned out well]