Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The warnings are up as far north as Virginia Beach.
Our own ELLEN QUALLS is on the boardwalk tonight, with an eye on Bertha.
And a church fire in southside- -though this one is driven by vandalism,
In psorts, frank anzalone signes anew contract, ronnie thomas tests at New
and Texas Motor Speedway announces plans to run a winston cup race next
Clouds and rain are in the local forecast as a weaker hurricane draws closer
to the coast.
Hurricane "Bertha" continues its march toward the Carolina Coastline... as
residents and vacationers head inland.
SUPER=03-Atlantic Beach, NC;
The storm has lost some steam...but it remains on target to hit the
coastline... possibly tomorrow morning.
Despite thousands of evacuations up and down the coast, there are some who
say they're not going anywhere.
IN Q=I've talked
((I'VE TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO LIVE AROUND ME... AND WE JUST DECIDED WE'RE
GOING TO STICK IT OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Bonnie Fletcher/Atlantic Beach, NC Resident; (QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!)
OUT Q=stick it out
Currently, "Bertha" is packing 80 mile- an- hour winds.
And some areas of the Carolina Coastline can expect flooding of four to six
feet as the storm passes.
Virginia is under a state of emergency.
Governor Allen gave the order this afternoon, to give emergency officials--
especially those on the coast--the authority to prepare.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink
Ellen Qualls is on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk where tourists are still out
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(Rollcue: kicking in)
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IN Q=We like it
SUPER=01-Anna Smith/Tourist; :00 quick
SUPER=01-Adel Rizcalla/Tourist; :13
SUPER=01-Dennis Cannon/Va. Beach Resident; :33
SUPER=01-Mark Marchbank/Emergency Coordinator; :56
OUT Q=evacuation from
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Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink
(Keith question: So if Virginia Beach is planning for high winds do
authorities there not expect high water?)
((Keith Tosses to Robin in Chromakey))
WEATHER CUT IN AT 6:05
CK/LIVELINE= SATELLITE LOOP
CK/DOPPLER= HURRICANE LOOP
TOSS TO KEITH
The man who was sent to prison for the 1980 Rainbow murders has lost his
latest appeal for a new trial.
A judge has ruled that investigators did not violate their agreement with
Beard was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to two life terms
He claimed he was granted immunity from prosecution, but Judge Charles
Lobban ruled that the agreement extended only to statements about a third death
Beard claimed to have witnessed.
Nancy Santomero of Huntington, New York, and Vicki Durian of
Wellman, Iowa, were hitchhiking to a gathering of the Rainbow
Family when they were shot near Droop Mountain.
A Roanoke woman who killed her fiancee in May has pled guilty to voluntary
manslaughter and will serve a ten- year prison term.
Joyce Ann Mohadess lived with Thomas Earl Spivey, Junior in a rooming house
on Patterson Avenue.
Police originally reported she stabbed him because he owed her money.
In court today, the prosecutor indicated both Spivey and Mohadess were
drinking and that Spivey had been physically abusing her.
Mohadess pled guilty, rather than take her chances with a jury trial.
She'll spend at least eight and half years in prison.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
We'll take you to a camp where kids are learning to look beyond stereotypes,
And in the wake of an epidemic of church burnings, a local Jehovah's
Witness' hall is vandalized.
We'll have details when News 7 at Six returns.
No WX tease
A Halifax County congregation has renewed sympathy for the numerous black
churches that have lost everything to arson.
The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses near Halifax was vandalized sometime
Members discovered several thousand dollars in damages this morning.
The Halifax County congregation is counting its blessings, though, in light
of the recent rash of church fires in the South.
IN Q=That was the
((STALEY BRANDON/KINGDOM HALL CHURCH ELDER: THAT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT CAME
TO OUR MIND. HOW FORTUNATE WE WERE THAT THIS GUY OR PERSON DID NOT, YOU KNOW,
SET THE KINGDOM HALL ON FIRE, BECAUSE OF ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING
ON. FORTUNATELY, IT WASN'T A YOU KNOW, SITUATION WHERE WE WOULD HAVE LOST
SUPER=01-Staley Brandon/Kingdom Hall Elder; :00
OUT Q=lost everything.
27- year old Kevin Ray Davis of Gladys has been charged with felony breaking
and entering of a church and felony vandalism.
Members told authorities Davis was at the hall last night causing trouble.
A Jehova's Witness from Baltimore is suing the Holiday Inn at the Roanoke
When Darlynn Weaver checked in there for the annual religious Conference
last summer, she was told she was due a 73-dollar refund.
She'd paid 214 dollars for four nights in advance, but they gave her
When she checked out, they said she OWED 73-dollars.
She said she didn't have it and left. The manager called police and had her
arrested at the airport. She spent nine hours at the city jail, but was never
The suit demands 220-thousand dollars in damages.
The former Straight Street teen center is reopening in Christiansburg.
But it will be in a new location with a new name, and it won't be just for
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=For more than five years
SUPER=01-Bob Anderson/180 Club Director; :33
SUPER=07-Shawna Galli-Reese; :57
SUPER=07-Ryan Reeves; 1:05
OUT Q=News 7 Christiansburg.
(( For more than five years hundreds of teenagers flocked to Straight Street
for fun and fellowship in a Christian atmosphere.
But financial difficulties and problems with the landlord forced the center
to close last Winter.
Now it's bouncing back and aiming to reach a larger audience in a new
facility, a former body shop it purchased on Radford Road.
Instead of Straight Street, the non-profit center will be called the 180
Club, with offerings for teens, young adults, even families.
Even though the center is far from ready, the public is invited to check it
out at a party this weekend.
((BOB ANDERSON/180 CLUB DIRECTOR: PRIMARILY BEING IN THIS BUILDING IS TO
SHOWCASE THE BUILDING AND SAY HELP, WE NEED SOME HELP OUT HERE TO GET IT FIXED
UP FOR THE KIDS. ))
Anderson plans to transform this space into an arcade room and snack area.
He's looking for donated computers for an after-school homework lab.
The main room will offer roller-blading, basketball, live music and dancing.
((WE'RE JUST GONNA HAVE FUN AND INSTRUCT THE KIDS HOW TO HAVE FUN IN A NICE
CLEAN WAY. ))
((SHAWNA GALLI-REESE: IT'S A CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY THING FOR TEENS. I MEAN, IT'S
SOMEWHERE TO GO WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE ANYPLACE TO GO, AND IT'S A GOOD HANGOUT
((RYAN REEVES: THIS IS DEFINITELY A BIGGER PLACE. BE ABLE TO GET OUT HERE AND
BE ATHLETIC BY DOING THE ROLLERBLADING AND BASKETBALL. WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT
OPTION AT THE OTHER STRAIGHT STREET.))
The party Saturday night gets under way here with an open house from six to
seven. Later, the popular Christian rock band Reality Check will take the stage
until 11. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Christiansburg.))
It was a roller coaster day on Wall Street.
At one point the DOW was down more than 130 points before a late rally
gained some of that back.
The DOW still finished 83 points lower, closing at 55-hundred-21.
NASDAQ lost 35 points.
Some youngsters are going to summer camp to learn more about what it means
to be a global citizen.
And, they're learning it from each other.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin explains.
IN Q=These teens have
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mersiha Advic/Sarajevo, Bosnia; :10
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin/Reporting; :57
SUPER=01-Mary Helmig/Director of Summer Programs; 1:06
OUT Q=Stacey Martin, News 7, Bedford
(( These teens have traveled the world to get to this camp.
They've come to escape hardships at home--like poverty and hunger and for
some even war.
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IN Q=I was touching
((MERSIHA AVDIC/SARAJEVO, BOSNIA;
I WAS TOUCHING THE PARTS OF MY BODY BECAUSE I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT I MADE
IT, THAT I LIVED THREE AND A HALF YEARS UNDER SUCH HORRIBLE CONDITIONS AND I
LEFT IT UNTOUCHED.))
OUT Q=left it untouched
Here Mersiha's found a global village of her peers--with 50 other teens from
countries like Cuba, India and China.
The camp is called Legacy International-- and it's a healing camp.
The teens share personal experiences of war and peace-- and try to bridge
the cultural gap left behind by previous generations.
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IN Q=Was it racism?
OUT Q=mean to him
There are classes in conflict resolution and leadership.
Campers are also hoping to dispel stereotypes and cultural myths
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IN Q=Diversity and multicultural
DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL TRAINING HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE AND SO HAS
THE EVERYDAY VIOLENCE BUT OFFICIALS HERE SAY THERE'S STILL A PURPOSE TO THEIR
OUT Q=to their message
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IN Q=It's important for
((MARY HELMIG/DIRECTOR OF SUMMER PROGRAMS;
IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE OTHER PEOPLE. THEY'RE OTHER
COUNTRIES THAT ARE GOING THROUGH THINGS AT ANOTHER RATE THAT MAYBE THE U-S IS
GOING THROUGH AND HOW CAN WE HELP THEM?))
OUT Q=we help them
Legacy has been around since 1979.
It's the brain child of a '60s revisionist who never forgot the mission of
those turbulent years.
The camp runs twice a summer for three weeks at a time and teens don't have
to be from a foreign country to attend.
But counselors say they do have to be open to change.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Bedford.
Texas motor speedway will run a cup race next season, Ronnie Thomas tests
at new River for the Kroger-WDBJ-7 250,
and Roy Stanley will have the story of another Roanoke AAU team that is
going to the big dance.
NASCAR has cleared the way. Today Speedway Motorsports Incorporated
announced that the Texas Motor Speedway,
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Which was under construction during the media tour, will host a Winston Cup
race April 6th. The track is now complete with the exception of being paved.
This was confirmed in a 2pm news conference.
((BOBBY HILLIN/DRIVER/JASPER MOTORSPORTS FORD DRIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Hillin/Jasper Motorsports Ford Driver; :00
OUT Q=....in Texas"
SUPER=03-North Wilkesboro, NC;
Next season, As Far as North Wilkesboro goes, New Hamshire will get a
second race next year; Wilkesboro's fall date; Bristol takes Wileksboro's
spring date and Texas has now taken Bristol's spring date.
He's won more races at New River than any other driver but Ronnie Thomas
has not been a regular driver at the race track this year.
Thomas has been running his own car at tracks in Tennessee and next month
he'll race in Nashville.
But two weeks from this Saturday Thomas will be driving a car sponsored by
K & K Marine and Johnson Outboards at the Kroger W-D-B-J 250.
IN Q="Every body...
((RONNIE THOMAS/LATE MODEL STOCK DRIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Ronnie Thomas/Late Model Stock Driver; :
OUT Q=.....something else."
Thomas had a top 10 finish in the car a couple of weeks ago at New River.
But the team's sponsors have bigger goals and thomas is hoping to be a part
of the action.
IN Q="They're talking...
OUT Q=......something different."
Your Hometown Station is also the media sponsor for the USTA Challenger
Tennis Tournament July 28th through August 7th at Hunting Hills.
Malavai Washington's sister Mashona Washington will try and qualify for the
women's tourney. She's ranked 302nd in the world. Malavai finished second at
Wimbledon this year.
Roanoke Express head coach frank Anzalone has a new contract.
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Anzalone has signed a 2 year pact with the Express as head coach and
director of hockey operations. In three seasons, Anzalone has lead the Express
to a 112-75 and 19 record with place trips every year.
Roanoke women's lacrosse coach now has the luck of the Irish on her side.
Coyne has accepted the position of head women's lacrosse coach at the
University of Notre Dame. At Roanoke Coyne posted a 91 and 21 record and 5 ODAC
Another basketball team from the Roanoke Valley is headed to the A-A-U
Roy Stanley has this report on the Roanoke Jaguars 12 and under team.
IN Q="The Jaguars
SUPER=01-Philip Wall/Guard; :18
SUPER=01-Kevin Saunders/Guard; :23
SUPER=01-Delmar Irving/Jaguars Head Coach; :49
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
((The Jaguars season started last November. And since that time the team has
won more than 27 games.
Last month the Jaguars finished third in the state tournament in
That performance earned the Jaguars a spot in the nationals at Salt Lake
city, Utah next week.))
((The Coaches and players have put a lot of effort to reach the national level.
The team practices up to three times a week.
And during each practice the Jaguars are just as focused as they are when
it comes to game time.))
((DELMAR IRVING/JAGUARS HEAD COACH: ))
((The Jaguars will warm up for the nationals this weekend at the Commonwealth
Games. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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The Mid Summer Meltdown is hitting Salem tonight.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with more on that story.
Keith, the Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium will be filled with people BUT
not for a baseball game.
They'll be there for Kool & The Gang.
W-J-J-S is sponsoring the concert for the Salem Fair.
It kickoffs at 8-30.
news, sports and weather tonight on News 7 at 11.
We'll lisetn in to the concert plus a complete wrap up of today's other