[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Full-fledged membership in the Big East...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

for Virginia Tech.... The prospects are being considered in Blacksburg tonight. And we've got a LIVE report to kick off NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
(------------)
[TALENT=Keith]


And the governor's off-handed radio remark... you'll hear him say what he said and hear his own explanation for it.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


And in sports, we'll expand on the Tech-Big East news coming out of Blacksburg, see what Miami's plans for the future are tonight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And see if veteran Charles Haley, the JMU grad, really plans on coming back for another year in the NFL.
(------------)

[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Showers are moving acros Southwest Virginia this evening. We'll check out the doppler radar and your complete forecast into the weekend.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech gets a proposal from the Big East Conference, one that could significantly affect the University's overall image and reputation.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.[Tech-BigEast]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-14]
[GRAPHIC=Tech-Big East?]


The proposal would give Tech full membership for all sports in the Big East Conference, placing it squarely in the ranks of Syracuse, Miami, Georgetown, and other universities with nationwide recognition.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Steve/Microwave]


Steve Mason is in Blacksburg tonight, and Steve, what does Virginia Tech do next?
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@steve1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: all of Tech Sports pitched in )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q= the competition]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Tech Athletic Director;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=ever had.]
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Keith & Steve/Microwave][College-Tuition]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=College Tuition]


A 20-percent tuition cut at Virginia Tech and the state's other public colleges and universities may NOT feel like much help to students and parents this fall.
A new state report released this week shows that tuition is only about a third of what students pay each year .. after room, board, and fees are added together.
And several state colleges raised those NON-tuition costs this year.
State lawmakers are now pledging new efforts to cut tuition even more, in light of the new report.

[Woodson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-11 2:01:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some "stupid, silly words" in the aftermath of the Columbine shootings managed to get a 16-year old student convicted today of making a bomb threat at Patrick Henry High School.
It happened April 26th, the week after Columbine.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Penn Hall had already been evacuated for a bomb scare once that day.
As Spanish Teacher Leslie Cleveland was returning to her classroom with the students, Woodson asked her: "Has your room blown up, yet?" She indicated it hadn't, and then- -by HER account, Woodson said: "Well, it's going to."
Woodson denies making the second remark.
An hour later the building was evacuated a second time.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


HIS attorney says the "silly words" of a 16-year old don't amount to criminal conduct.
Judge Joe Clarke agreed that Woodson's words were foolish and insensitive. But more than that- -in the "atmosphere" after Columbine, Judge Clarke concluded Woodson not only disrupted classes, but was guilty of making a bomb threat, a felony.
Woodson's already been expelled from school for a YEAR, so the judge postponed a decision on additional punishment.

.. until he can learn more about Jason Woodson.[Teacher-Exam]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 45:08]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


The pressure's been on Virginia schoolchildren to make the grade on new standardized tests.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Now, the pencil's in the other hand, as prospective teachers must make the highest scores in the nation to be certified in Virginia.
The State Board of Education set the cut scores today for the PRAXIS 2 tests.
Reaction from teaching professionals is mixed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:30 ]
[IN Q=Recently, I'd say]

((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: RECENTLY, I'D SAY WITHIN THE LAST 15 YEARS THE MESSAGE HAS KIND OF BEEN WELL IF YOU REALLY CAN'T MAKE IT IN SOMETHING, GO INTO EDUCATION. AND THAT'S NOT HOW IT SHOULD BE. TEACHERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDREN'S MINDS. THEY'RE PREPARING THEM FOR THE FUTURE, WHICH IS THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY. AND SO WE SHOULD HAVE HIGH STANDARDS.))
[SOT 07:59]

((BLAKE REID/TEACHING STUDENT: HIGHER STANDARDS ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO ENSURE BETTER TEACHERS. I THINK THERE ARE LOT OF TEACHERS WHO WOULD BE FANTASTIC TEACHERS WHO DON'T NECESSARILY TEST WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Cheri James/Virginia Education Association; :00]
[SUPER=01-Blake Reid/Teaching Student; :21 ]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=test well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Only new teachers will have to take the new exam.
(------------)



[Gilmore-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-21 45:00]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Advocates for the mentally ill are less than pleased with a slip- of- the- tongue by Governor Gilmore.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


On his monthly radio show, the Governor took a call about school violence.
In his response, he referred to a student who turns to violence as "a crazy."
(/////SOT/////)
[sot 11:28:53]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE/"ASK GOVERNOR GILMORE": I DON'T THINK THAT WE OUGHT TO PANIC IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE SHUT DOWN ALL THE CIVIL LIBERTIES OF THE COUNTRY AND GIVE UP ALL OF OUR RIGHTS IN ORDER TO PREVENT A CRAZY FROM DOING SOMETHING WE CAN'T STOP IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
[SOT 11:19:16]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: DID I SAY THAT? DID I SAY CRAZIES? I THINK I SAID UNBALANCED. AND I THINK THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO TAKE GUNS INTO SCHOOLS AND MISUSE PEOPLE AND KILL PEOPLE ARE UNBALANCED.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :14]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=unbalanced. 2ND REF!]
(---------------)
[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=None]


The Virginia Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill says it's never good when people use terms that stigmatize the mentally ill.



[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The new Valley View interchange passes inspection... inching another step toward actually opening to traffic. Details coming up on News 7 at 6.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


And which flight from Roanoke costs less? Atlanta or London? The answer is straight ahead.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Robin]

[wx ad lib] [Roll] [Lake Level] [MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM#1]


[Airport-Service]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-16 1:22:43]
[GRAPHIC=Air Service]


If you flew from Roanoke to Atlanta ... you used to have your choice of seven direct flights on a jet.
Now, it's down to four.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Newsroom]


And Scott Goldberg reports that's just one bump in the runway that Roanoke airport officials are trying to smooth out.
[Live=Scott full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Airport Director Jackie Shuck said there are months when the Roanoke airport is flying high... and there are times when the ride's a little rougher.
This is one of those times.
Shuck said she's doing all she can to bring back the jets and bring down the ticket prices that have driven some travelers to other airports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Jackie Shuck/Roanoke Airport Director;15]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC;29]
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel President;1:19]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=going to come]

((
When Delta stopped flying one of its regional A-S-A jets between Roanoke and Atlanta ... the skies got a little less friendly for some travelers ... and added a little more turbulence to Jackie Shuck's already rough job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:17]
[IN Q=of course]

((JACKIE SHUCK: OF COURSE TO THE LOCAL PASSENGER IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. IT'S A JET VERSUS A TURBO PROP. SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING I'M REAL PLEASED WITH.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=PLEASED WITH]


Roanoke's airport director said A-S-A has promised the jets will come back.
But until then she has another worry:
Fed-up travelers booking tickets out of Greensboro, taking business away from Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:10]
[IN Q=there's less incentive]

((JACKIE SHUCK: THERE'S LESS INCENTIVE FOR OUR CURRENT CARRIERS TO KEEP THE SERVICE THEY HAVE TODAY, WHICH COULD START A DOWNWARD SPIRAL, WHICH IS NOT GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=THE COMMUNITY]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((QUICK -- ANY NOISE OUT SIDE AIRPORT?)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


Fares out of Roanoke are competitive if you book in advance and stay over the weekend. [pre pro]
But not if you're a last-minute business traveler.
A Delta flight from Roanoke to Atlanta can cost more than 900-dollars.
The same flight out of Greensboro costs only 100.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :32]
[IN Q=it's strictly]

((IT'S STRICTLY A SUPPLY AND DEMAND BUSINESS.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=BUSINESS]


And there's not much demand for flights out of -- or into -- the Star City ... which Martin Travel president Mel Ludovici says lowers the odds of a low-fare airline like Southwest bringing its service here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:49]
[IN Q=the business]

((MEL LUDIVICI: THE BUSINESS HAS TO BE HERE BEFORE THE AIRLINES ARE GOING TO COME.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=GOING TO COME]))
(-----------)
[Live= Scott full/Newsroom]


Jackie Shuck said Roanoke might have a chance to land low-fare service from AirTran.
But when she tells travelers that AirTran used to be Valu-Jet -- known for its crash in the Florida Everglades -- Shuck said she gets the feeling not everyone would feel comfortable buying a ticket on one of those planes.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Newsroom]


[Valley-View]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-19 46:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Shoppers traveling by land may soon have a new way out of Roanoke's Valley View Mall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The ramp from the mall to 581 was supposed to open weeks ago.
But some of the concrete in the roadbed failed to harden properly.
The contractor will NOT have to re-lay it, however.
Test results- -just in, this week- -show the concrete meets specifications.
Some finish work still has to be done. So the state doesn't know yet when the ramp will be ready for use.
(------------)


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Wall Street continued its recent slide today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/132.02/10534.03/y/44.12/2554.00;]


Continuing worries over interest rates sent the Dow 132 points lower. NASDAQ closed down 44 points.

[SUPER=431-i#/41c/i*/54@/i1%/69/ig/59/i@/22f;]
[SUPER=432-hb/47#/i#/5!/ia/44f/if/43f/i1e/48g;]
[SUPER=433-h*/106g/i1!/54r/ha/31b/i$/11g/i1%/40g;]

[SUPER=434-i!/15b/i1g/65d/i1e/37r/i2!/82%/i1!/43#;][Fire-Cause]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-35 2:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Fire Officials say an electrical problem is to blame for an aparment house fire last Sunday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday]


Authorities are still unable to pinpoint the nature of the electrical malufunction.
Eight people including several small children were inside when the fire started at 14-05 Campbell.
Fire officials say there was 75-thousand dollars worth of damage...and another 10-thousand dollars to the house next door.
(------------)


[State-Boards]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:09:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Officials in the Gilmore administration are looking into complaints of racism on state boards, but the Governor says he hasn't seen any evidence of racial bias.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Recent complaints have come from Gerald Glenn, Director of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice following a dispute with board members, and from Reverend Rufus Adkins after the Corrections Board elected an all- white slate of officers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:38]
[IN Q=My goal]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY GOAL OF MY ADMINISTRATION IS TO BE INCLUSIVE, TO BRING PEOPLE IN, MAKE THEM PART OF THE ADMINISTRATION, TO BRING EVERYBODY IN TO THE PUBLIC POLICY PROCESS. PARTICULARLY MEMBERS OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. WE'RE DOING THAT, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE RACIAL BIAS IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. AND I DON'T THINK THAT WE HAVE THAT GOING ON ON OUR BOARDS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=going on on our boards.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Adkins is also a member of the Social Services Board, but he had no comment today in Roanoke after three white members were elected to leadership positions.
Adkins says he won't speak publicly until he meets with Governor Gilmore's Chief of Staff.
(------------)


[Hiker-Donor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-18 47:18]
[GRAPHIC=Organ Donation]


Asher Wolf was saved five years ago when his mother donated her kidney for his transplant. Now he wants to help others in need of organ donation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville; ]

Wolf is an avid backpacker in the midst of a six month long hike up the Appalachain Trail. About two months in -- he's spreading the message in the Roanoke area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 10 36 44]
[IN Q=We talk about]

((ASHER WOLF/HIKER: WE TALK ABOUT HEROISM IN TERMS OF WAR, SAVING PEOPLE WHILE GUNS GO OFF, THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE STRAIGHTFORWARD DAY TO DAY FORM OF HEROISM THAT I THINK IS JUST WONDERFUL.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=is just wonderful.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

So far, Wolf has raised about five thousand dollars. The National Transplant Assistance Fund sponsoring Wolf has set up a web site to update his progress as he hikes the two-thousand, 160-mile trail.
(------------)

[Take Pre-Pro] If you'd like to track his journey -- log onto wdbj7.com and click on webwatch.
(--------------------)


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up tonight in sports, Steve Mason will check in with a LIVE reports from Blacksburg where the Hokies are on the verge of joining the Bgi East fulltime.
I'll tell if Miami is headed to the ACC.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And we'll travel down to Naruna and visit with Charles Haley, the only man to win five super bowl rings is back in his old stomping grounds this week.
(------------)


[S-Charles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-38 (1:13:07)]
[GRAPHIC=Charles Haley]


When NFL veteran Charles Haley speaks everyone listens.
Haley is back home this week for his annual football camp at William Campbell High School.
And this is also the year that Haley plans to return to pro football. Roy Stanley has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=03-Naruna;:00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Haley/108 Career NFL Sacks; :18]
[SUPER=01-H.S. Ingo/William Campbell Head Coach; :35]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :51]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

((Haley's camp has attracted more than 60 campers this year. And his camp is a little different because Haley goes through the same drills with the campers.
He says its the hands on approach that seems to benefit the kids especially those that need a little discipline in their lives.)) ((CHARLES HALEY/108 CAREER NFL SACKS:)) ((H.S. INGO/CAMPBELL COUNTY HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:)) ((The workouts can only help Haley down the road this year.
The defensive end, who retired in 1996 with chronic back pains, is returning to the N-F-L. Haley, who has 5 Superbowl rings more than another N-F-L player played two playoff games with San Francisco last year.
He's worked out recently for the 49ers, the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers.
And even at the age of 35, Haley says he still has the heart and skills to play the game.)) ((HALEY:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
(----------------)







[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


For many years Tech sports fans lived the life of an independent, then the Metro and Atlantic 10 conferences came along. [DOUBLE BOX-STEVE & MIKE]
But Steve Mason joins now from Blacksburg with the biggest conference news the Hokies and their fans have ever experienced. [STEVE FULL SCREEN]
[SUPER=@steve1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]
[STEVE ADLIBS TO TAPE ENG#]

[ROLL CUE:...ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FULLTIME]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=...WITHDRAW FEE."]
(---------------)

[back to steve full] [steve will ad lib to toss back to mike]
[super=@STEVE1;]
[super=05-Blacksburg; ]

[Wx-Tape]
[SUPER=305-83/53/95/1952/51/1982;]
[SUPER=306-77/59/54/S 9mph/30.00f/6:00am/8:44pm;]


[Forecasts]
[SUPER=X5000]
[SUPER=330-Becoming/Mostly Cloudy/63-66/Cloudy & Humid/Showers Possible/77-80;]
[SUPER=331-Becoming/Mostly Cloudy/65-68/Cloudy & Humid/Scattered Showers/78-82;]
[SUPER=332-Cloudy/Evening Showers/60-63/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Likely/74-77;]
[SUPER=333-Cloudy/Scattered Showers/58-62/Cloudy & Humid/Showers Likely/73-76;]
[SUPER=334-Cloudy/Scattered Showers/57-62/Scattered Showers/Humid/72-75;]

[SUPER=X5001][Promo]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


From Kosovo to Southside. Do these refugee families now want to go back?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon joins us with details. [TAKE JEAN FULL]
[SUPER=@jean1]


There are two famlies one family of eight, one of seven- Both arrived here last week from refugee camps in Macedonia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


They're two of the ethnic Albanian families who just weeks ago were living in refugee camps.
And a doctor who's a refugee himself is helping those families make the transition to a new life in Martinsville.

(------------)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll visit with those families and the doctor who's helping them.


[Close]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]
(Weekday 6 only)
[SUPER=x4032; e-mail/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS]
SUPER=x4033; Fax/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS
(Weekend 6 only)

SUPER=x4031; Fax/Copyright/WEEKENDS SUPER=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS