[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Eric]

[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NewsHd]
[GRAPHIC=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Next on News 7 at Six... The assimilation of women at VMI did NOT go as smoothly as it appeared... We'll tell you why one of the top male cadets was kicked out last semester.
(------------)


And a former Covington man is sentenced for a murder that happened 23 years ago.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, A tennis rally in Roanoke a new track in Franklin County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And 30 riders will take the ring tonight in the Roanoke Valley Horse Shows Grand Prix.
(------------)


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


Gulf Moisture makes for a hot and humid weekend-- but it may also bring some rain showers. Details coming up.
[open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Eric1;]
[SUPER=@Roy1;]
[SUPER=@Andrew1;]
[RUNS=:20]



[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-15 1:15:03]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


A top cadet at Virginia Military Institute is dismissed for allegedly demanding sex from three female freshman.
[Double Boxes=Eric/Joy - Newsroom]


Joy Sutton is live in the newroom with details.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]


Jerry B. Webb the second was expelled last month during the last week of school.
Webb was a rising senior at VMI and had been recently chosen to serve as the regimental commander of the Corps of Cadets for the upcoming school year.
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
(Rollcue: school year )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was just]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/May;00]
[SUPER=09-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent/May 15;25]
[SUPER=03-Timothy Cordle/VMI Alumni;48]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=consensual]


(( It was just a month ago that the first female cadets graduated from Virginia Military Institute.
And during a press conference at the May graduation VMI Superintendent Major General Josiah Bunting even agreed that the assimilation process had been going well, making no indication that there were any problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:01:32]
[IN Q=General the whole]

(( ))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=dutiful place]


And at that time it hadn't been made public that one of VMI's top cadets Jerry B. Webb II had been dismissed for allegedly demanding sex from three female students.
Even VMI Roanoke Alumni President Timothy Cordle had NOT heard about the incident before we mentioned to him.
And he was very upset to hear what had occurred.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:46:31]
[IN Q=Obviously quite]

(())
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=swift and decisive]


Bunting told the associated press that this doesn't mean there is a widespread problem and that the quick dismissal of the student shows the school procedures for reporting misconduct are effective.
However, this isn't the first time sexual misconduct has occurred at VMI.
In March of 1998 a male and female student were caught in a sexual encounter...both were confined to the barracks for the remainder of the school year and part of the next year.
In May of 1998 a male student was dismissed for having a sexual relationship with a female exchange student.
However, in both of these incidents, the conduct was consensual.))
[Live= Full/Newsroom]


I was unable to reach a VMI official to talk on camera about the matter.
But a someone on VMI Board of Governors did tell me that the school is taking the situation very seriously and will continue looking into the matter...to make sure it is handled properly.
Eric,
[Double Boxes=Eric/Newsroom]



[Gaylor]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=Sat 6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Covington resident will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his role in a murder for hire.
It was 1976 -
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/File Tape]

when authorities say Gene Gaylor and another man planted the bomb that killed Billy Ray Abshire in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Gaylor was reportedly hired by Abshire's wife.
He is the first of the defendants to stand trial in connection with the murder.
He was convicted earlier this month, and sentenced to life in prison yesterday.
(------------)




[Business-Review]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=Sat 6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=BizReview]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]


Virginia Tech considers marrying the Big East for its money... not to mention its prestige.
And low-fare airlines tell the Roanoke airport to take off.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=music/animation]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :24]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :39]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :54]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=i'm sg]

[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK -- NO SUPER FOR TECH STUFF!] (([from 99-14 at 1:47:32] [*****NO SUPER!!!!]
This week on the Review:
Virginia Tech's invitation to full membership in the Big East is a three-point play for the school's coffers.
More money from conference revenue-sharing ...
More money from ticket sales ...
And more marketing power, coming from more exposure on national TV. [tape 99-16 at 1:22:43]
Airport officials say efforts to land a low-fare airline in Roanoke have encountered some turbulence.
Southwest said the Star City just isn't big enough. [AIRTRAN VIDEO FROM "AIR TRAN FILE" TAPE]
AirTran won't come without a promise passengers would be willing to fly the former ValueJet. [tape 99-20 at 40:25] [start with video of Gilmore panel]
The man who axed Virginia's car tax is leading a national panel looking into putting a NEW tax on the Internet.
Governor Gilmore and 18-others have to decide if tax-free shopping online is hurting old-fashioned stores and taking too much tax money out of the economy. [from 99-20 at 43:06]
In Danville, 13-turn-of-the-century cotton mills were spared from the reaper.
The vacant buildings were going to be demolished ...
Now the historical society says they'll become apartments and shops on a revitalized riverfront. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street this week, fears of higher interest rates brought down the stock market.
The Dow lost 300-points.
The Nasdaq lost 11.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
(---------------)))



[Tease#1]

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


Still ahead on News 7 at 6 - an enchanted castle that's just a short drive away.
We'll explain in this week's time off.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


And a local mall is the backdrop today for a world of miniatures.
When we return, a look at what the plastic modeler's society had to show off today in the Roanoke Valley.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Andrew]

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


[Roll]
[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=NONE]
[SUPER=80-88/68/0.01''/85/64/0.00''/83/66/0.00''/79/66/0.00'';]
[SUPER=81-82/71/0.00''/82/70/0.00''/81/64/0.00'';]
[SUPER=82-0.85''/minus 1.79''/14.44''/minus 4.57'';]
[SUPER=83-Down 3.39 feet/Down 0.10 foot;]

[SUPER=84-Down 23.0 feet/Mandatory Conservation In 1 foot.][Miss-Virginia]



[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:49:44]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Va. Pageant]


The crowning of the new Miss Virginia is only hours away.
Tonight marks the last round of competition for the pageant held at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Thursday/Roanoke]


26 young women from across Virginia are competing for the title.
They are judged in the areas of talent, evening gown, swim suit, and the interview.
The competition started on Thursday and will finish late tonight.
The winner will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant.
Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll tell you who takes home this year's crown... (++++++++++++) [TAKE NEWS 7 SUNDAY MORNING FS]
And be sure to watch News7 Sunday morning, when we'll have a live interview with the new Miss Virginia.
(++++++++++++)






[Model-Exhibition]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:08:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's not about the big things in life.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It's the small things that brought modeler's from across the Roanoke Valley to the Tanglewood Mall - where they showed off their work today.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the International Plastic Modeler's Society has about 20 members.
And they want people to know - a hobby doesn't have to be hi-tech to be fun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not a dying hobby]
[SUPER=01-Don Moser/Int'l Plastic Modeler's Society]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=stay-at-home home.]
(------------)
[anchor=Eric]
[graphic=none]


Area modelers are looking forward to the Virginia Shootout.
The event takes place August 7-th.
It's the largest model contest in the area.

[Tease#2]
[anchor=Eric]
[newscast=6]
[tape=Tease2]
[graphic=none]

When News 7 returns -
(--------------)

[vo-nat] he's an entertainer in the tradition of Willy Wonka.
He's brought his antics, and imagination, to a park close to home.
The story, coming up.
(------------------)



[Enchanted-Castle]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday 6PM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

[***ANCHOR TAG****]
In this week's Time Off - a look at Enchanted Castle Studios.
Mark Cline created the amusement park at Natural Bridge.
Some say it has the imagination and appeal of Disney's Magic Kingdom, but as Kimberly McBroom reports, this enchanted world is a lot closer to home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Folks, I'm going to]
[SUPER=01-Mark Cline/Enchanted Castle; :00]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge; HOT CHANGE!!!!!]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:10]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:53:03 ]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: FOLKS, I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU INTO THE CASTLE NOW, BUT ALL THAT I ASK IS THAT YOU DON'T WAKE UP FIFI. HEY! WHAT HAPPENED HERE? DID SOMEBODY LEAVE THE GATE OPEN AND LET THE GATOR COME IN? WE USED TO HAVE A POODLE IN THERE. I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO CALL THIS THING FIFI. ALL RIGHT, FOLLOW ME IN.)) [RUNS:16]
In the spirit of Willy Wonka, owner Mark Cline leads visitors into the Enchanted Castle...
One of the first stops on the tour is a room dedicated to Cline himself...four walls of newspaper clippings tracing his career in entertainment...which had rather humble beginnings...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:37:06]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: EVERY SINCE I WAS A KID. THE ONLY THING I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS ENTERTAIN PEOPLE. SO, I STARTED THE BUSINESS BASICALLY FROM THE BASEMENT OF MY PARENTS' HOME. I NEVER WENT ON TO ANY ART INSTITUTE OR COLLEGE FOR THIS-- JUST HAVE A REAL LOVE FOR WHAT I DO.)) [RUNS:15]
And a great sense of humor...mostly at his OWN expense.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:55:55]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: ONE, TWO, TWO-AND-A-HALF, FOLLOW ME.)) [RUNS:07]
There ARE walls where you don't expect them and walls that AREN'T where you expect them.
Another obstacle to watch out for--a falling ceiling with pointed fangs.
And long before the blockbuster graced movie screens, Cline re- created the "Titanic".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:00:56]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: WHOA! WHOA! OH, MY GOSH! SOMEBODY FIX THAT CAMMODE.)) [RUNS:09]
Another "disastrous" exhibit includes the tornado room.
Or, how about a quickie wedding cermony to Cindy Crawfish...
And after a marriage like that, you might be ready for a trip to the moon....
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:10:08 ]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: HEY, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!! PULL THE PLUG!)) [RUNS:09]
OUTDOORS....you'll be amazed by the high- flying antics of a bungee- jumping pig, as well as many talking exhibits, include the KING himself.
Without revealing too many of his secrets, Cline takes visitors behind-the- scenes of his workshop.
He creates props for other attractions like Natural Bridge and the Six Flags Theme Parks, as well as local restaurants.
While Cline says he doesn't want to become another Walt Disney, he DOES echo a similar philosophy...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:39:34 ]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: IF YOU STICK WITH YOUR DREAMS AND YOU BELIEVE IN THEM AND REALLY HAVE THAT CONFIDENCE, YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.)) [RUNS:06]
Cline's dreams include expanding the Enchanted Castle.
He says he'd also like to someday become a teacher, sharing his genius with other aspiring artists..
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge.))
(++++++++++++)

[TAKE HOMEPAGE FULL SCREEN]
[ANCHOR=Eric]


Starting next month, the Enchanted Castle will be open daily from 10 to 6.
For directions, you can check out our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
(+++++++++++++)









[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up, The Wrath will try and rebound tonight at Victory Stadium a big night at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And the San Antonio Spurs are N-B-A champions after last night's win over the Knicks in game five.
(------------)



[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (1:03:48)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


The San Antonio Spurs became the first former A-B-A team to win the N-B-A championship.
Last night in New York, Avery Johnson hit the winning jumper with 47 seconds left to lead the Spurs to the 78 to 77 win over the Knicks winning the series 4 games to one.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC SPORTS; :]


The Knicks new their backs were against the wall.
Then in the fourth quarter the Spurs get it to Johnson he hits the 18-foot jumper from the corner and the Spurs took a one point lead.
[SUPER=32-San Antonio/78/New York/77/;]


The Knicks got the ball in bounds with less than 2 seconds left but Latrell Sprewell's jumper was short and the Spurs win it 78 to 77.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="With the game.]
[SUPER=01-Avery Johnson/Hits Winning Basket; :]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...got through it."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Tim Duncan scored 31 points and was named the games M-V-P.


[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 (1:16:50)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


The Cincinnati Reds won big on the road today beating Houston 8 to 1 at the Dome.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Astros fell behind by 2 in the third.
Then in the seventh Sean Casey sends this pitch deep over the centerfield wall for a two run homer and the Reds led the Astros 7 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/8/Houston/1/;]


Cincinnati would add to that lead in the 8th Eddie Taubensee with the big bat a solo homer over the right field wall, his 8-th on the season and the Reds beat the Astros 8 to 1.
(------------)
[TALENT=ROY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LOGO]


In other action today the Yankees beat the Orioles 7 to 4.

[S-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-32 tc 1:47:12]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


Wimbledon is in full swing and the Roanoke Valley Tennis Association and the USTA are hoping Virginians want to get in the game.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The RVTA sponsored the second annual Community Tennis Rally this morning.
This year players of all skill levels gathered at The River's Edge Courts.
The day included a Round Robin Mixer, serve contest, drills and a chance to increase your odds at hitting the ball by supersizing the racket and the ball.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we are here]
[SUPER=01-Betty Barr/Roanoke Valley Tennis Assoc.; :00]
[super=01-Janine Underwood/USTA; :14]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=so it's great]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A trip to a tennis camp at Wintergreen resort and a Wilson tennis racket were among the prizes up for grabs.
(------------)



[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-41 tc 1:24:09]
[GRAPHIC=Track]


Franklin County showed off one of its latest accomplishments this morning.
The county dedicated the new track at the high school to former principal Bruce Kent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Kent is credited with creating the first track at the school.
In '94 Franklin County residents approved a bond referendum which included money to upgrade that track.
And this is the result--an all-weather, 400 meter facility.
Construction was completed last fall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:59]
[IN Q=it's a state]
[SUPER=01-Steven Oakes/Facilities & Transportation Dir.;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=high school level]
(-----------------)

[vo-nat]
Oakes says they plan to put up lights so the track can be used in the evenings.
The new facility now allows Franklin County High School to host local, regional and state track meets.
(---------------------------)


[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=S-Golf]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


There's a tie for the lead after round one of the Linwood Ladies Invitational in Martinsville.
Roanoke's Dot bolling shot a 1 under par 71 to share the lead with Millie Witt. Mary Ann Hedgpeth and Fran Hensley share second place at 74 and Jessica Witcher is next at 75.
Michael Grant is the pro leader in the Club House at the Greater Blacksburg Open. He shot 67, 5 under. Dickie Linkous is second at 69.
Brandon Lacroix leads the amateur division at 68. And Chuck Hartman leads the seniors after a 74.


[S-Prix]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-40 (1:30:37)]
[GRAPHIC=Horse Show]


A big night at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/1998; :]


More than 30 horses will compete tonight in the 50-thousand dollar Grand Prix.
That group will include two time defending champion Aaron Vale who will ride "Coastal."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="You've got...]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Vale/Two Time Defending Champ; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....behind him."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Grand Prix just started will have the winner tonight at 11.


[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-31 (1:46:51)]
[GRAPHIC=Wrath Logo]


The Roanoke Wrath will try to rebound tonight after losing last night to the Myrtle Beach Seadawgs.
Roanoke Hosts the Eastern Shore Seadawgs tonight at Victory Stadium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, the way...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Wrath Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.....for everybody."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Wrath and Seadawgs kick it off tonight at 7-thirty.
[Wx-Tape]
[SUPER=305-88/68/99/1952/46/1979;]
[SUPER=306-85/67/55/SE-10mph/29.97f/6:01am/8:44pm;]

[WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [06/26/1999] [SS NONE]
[ENG/FULL] LOCAL WEATHER VIDEO [ADD CHYRON/ENG/FULL] HIGHS & LOWS CURRENT STATS
[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]
[CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] VIEWERNET [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
[SUPER=#577;] viewernet location
[SUPER=X5000;]
[SUPER=330-Cloudy and Muggy/Patchy Fog/68-72/Afternoon/Rains Likely/80-84;]
[SUPER=331-Cloudy and Muggy/Patchy Fog/68-72/Afternoon/Rains Likely/80-84;]
[SUPER=332-Clouds and Fog/A Shower Possible/64-68/Rain Likely/Storms Possible/75-79;]
[SUPER=333-Cloudy/Areas of Fog/64-68/Cloudy Early/Afternoon Rain/76-79;]
[SUPER=334-Cloudy/And Muggy/63-67/Afternoon/Showers Likely/76-79;]

[SUPER=X5001;][Profile-Preview]



[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Profile Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He's got the power to keep some 15- thousand Virginia prisoners behind bars... or set them free.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But after one year on the state Parole Board, Wayne Pike's running for sheriff again down in Wythe County.
[SUPER=03-Rural Retreat; ]


He says "street law enforcement" is in his blood... and he's got new ideas, despite almost two decades as sheriff before last year.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE PROFILES BOARD FULL SCREEN]
Wayne Pike is this week's Virginia Profile, tomorrow morning on NEWS 7.
(++++++++++)




[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=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS]

SUPER=x4031; Fax/Copyright/WEEKENDS