!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> WDBJ 7 morning news for 08/15/00


[Convention]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=kmc]
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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Clinton leaves Los Angeles today after an emotional farewell speech last night at the Democratic National Convention.
He thanked the American people for letting him live out his dreams.
But outside the convention, it was the PROTESTERS who took center stage.
Terisa Estacio joins us now with the latest from Los Angeles.


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[SUPER=203-Los Angeles, CA;]
[SUPER=201-David Kalish/L.A.P.D. Spokesman;]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=201-Joseph Lieberman/(D) Vice Pres. Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=all that]

(( INSIDE THE CONVENTION HALL BILL CLINTON SPOKE WORDS OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE...

SOT: CLINTON


OUTSIDE...HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS CLASHED WITH POLICE AFTER A ROCK CONCERT. THE CROWD WAS WARNED THAT IF THEY DID NOT DISPERSE, ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN. WHEN POLICE WERE IGNORED, THEY FIRED TEAR GAS, RUBBER BULLETS AND CHARGED ON HORSEBACK. 10 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

SOT: DAVID KALISH, LAPD SPOKESMAN (PARAPHRASED)

"IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE REQUIRED POLICE INTERVENTION"
UNTIL THE VIOLENCE FLARED DURING CLINTON'S SPEECH....PROTESTS AROUND THE CITY HAD BEEN PEACEFUL.. SEVERAL MORE ARE PLANNED FOR TODAY. THE POLICE REMAIN ON HIGH ALERT AS THEY TRY TO KEEP VIOLENT OUTBREAKS TO A MINIMUM.
NAT POP: GORE/LEIBERMAN EVENT
BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, AL GORE AND JOSEPH LIEBERMAN CAMPAIGNED ACROSS THE MID WEST YESTERDAY...SPREADING SOME HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF THEIR OWN.

SOT GORE (PARAPHRASED)

"I AM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU"

SOT LIEBERMAN (PARAPHRASED)

"THE CHOICE IS CLEAR...DO YOU WANT TO GO FORWARD, OR GO BACKWARD?"
TODAY THE VICE PRESIDENT WILL CAMPAIGN WITH THE CLINTONS BEFORE HEADING TO LOS ANGELES TO PREPARE FOR HIS SPEECH AT THE CONVENTION LATER IN THE WEEK.
AS LAST NIGHT'S EVENTS UNFURLED..IT WAS ALL GLAMOR AND GLITZ WRAPPED UP IN AN AMERICAN FLAG. IN A FEW SHORT MINUTES...ALL THAT ))
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[11Carroll-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Carroll County school kids are getting an extra week of summer vacation.
Five elementary schools in the county are still under construction. Parents convinced the school board to delay the start date for safety reasons.
The first day for all students has been pushed back from this Thursday, August 17, to next Thursday, the 24th.

[11VMI]


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[WRITER=jda]
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The Virginia Military Institute class of 2004 will join the rat line tomorrow.
The new cadets arrived at the school yesterday.
The start of the new school year is another milestone for the college, and its court-ordered effort to assimilate women into the corps of cadets.
Joe Dashiell has more from Lexington.
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[SUPER=01-Sean Collins/VMI Cadet Captain; :44]
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((Like thousands of cadets before them, [NAT SOUND]
VMI's newest recruits marched into barracks to begin their new life in Lexington.
But the 162nd class to matriculate here faces a different landscape, a VMI in which all four classes include women.
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[IN Q=This will be the first year.]

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[OUT Q=should be good.]


Forced by the Supreme Court to admit women, VMI will have about 70 female cadets this school year, and while many of the male cadets still oppose the court's decision, they have had a few years to become accustomed to the presence of women on post.
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[IN Q=I think as best can be expected]

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[OUT Q=for the betterment of the corps.]

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VMI's newest cadets will join the rat line on Wednesday. Classes start next Tuesday... completing the cycle that began four years ago with the arrival of the first female cadets.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Lexington))

[11FOI-Law]


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Virginia's new "sunshine office" is up and running.
It's not where you order up a sunny day.
But you can get information and advice on how to keep tabs on your state and local governments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A legislative commission headed up by Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum recommended the new Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council Office.
Its new director has some basic goals.
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[SOT 13:10:08]
[IN Q=When somebody calls]

((MARIA EVERETT/VIRGINIA FOI COUNCIL DIRECTOR: WHEN SOMEBODY CALLS, WHEN THEY HANG UP THE PHONE, THEY THINK GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR ME. THEY GET A POSITIVE IMPRESSION OF GOVERNMENT. AND SO I THINK IF PEOPLE JUST CALL ME AND ASK THEIR QUESTIONS OF HOW DO I GET THIS, WHETHER IT'S AN ACCESS TO A MEETING QUESTION OR CAN I RECORD A MEETING... THE AVAILABILITY OF THIS OFFICE. AND WE'RE WORKING ON DEVELOPING A WEBSITE.))
[SUPER=01-Maria Everett/Virginia FOI Council Director;]
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[OUT Q=a website.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
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Everett conducted an "F-O-I-A" road show at community colleges last year.
From that, she decided there are NO "bad actors" working for Virginia government ... just public employees who don't understand the law, or fear for their jobs if they give the public controversial information.
Until the sunshine office gets its website up and running,
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] you can find out more about the law through the Virginia Coalition for Open Government link from the politics page on our website, W-D-B-J- -7-dot-COM.
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[NJ-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A New Jersey town is partially under water, and the river is still rising..
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Much of northwestern New Jersey is covered in mud and water following Saturday's flooding rains.
In one county alone, storm damage is estimated at more than 160- million- dollars.
Weather experts say it amounted to three- months' worth of rain in just one day.
Dozens of Sparta residents remain homeless, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to provide some relief for storm victims.
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[11Church-Fire]


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Cleanup continues at a Danville church damaged by fire.
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[VO-NAT]
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Yesterday, firefighters volunteered to save 42 pews from the Bethel Holiness Church on Grove Street.
The church does not have enough insurance to cover the inside of the 70 year old building.
Each pew costs about three thousand dollars.
[SUPER=04-Sunday Night;]


The fire broke out about 10:30 Sunday night.
20 firefighters tried to save the building but could not.
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[6Tattoo-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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A Roanoke tattoo artist says a competitor is keeping him from making his mark on the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February;]


The owner of Alex's New Tattoo has filed a 250-thousand dollar lawsuit in federal court.
Joe Hegarty wants to use the name of his business as the address for a website.
But it turns out that another tattoo firm has the rights to the name right now.
[SUPER=04-August 1999;]


Hegarty says Danny Fowler registered "alex's new tattoo-dot-com" with an Internet agency last year.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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These two have tangled before. Fowler sued Hegarty three years ago in circuit court over the use of the name. That

case was dismissed. [6Taylor]


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A trail date has been set later this month for the owner of the Franklin County speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./October;]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:49:52]

Whitey Taylor already faced a charge of holding a carnival without a permit.
Then he missed his court appearance last week. The judge ordered Taylor arrested, but Taylor turned himself in. Now he faces an additional charge of failure to appear in court. His trial is set for August 23rd.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, the effectiveness of the birth control pill.
And how taking certain herbs affect your chances of getting pregnant.
Doctor Dave Hnida has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:

$0 6-DAVE- IF YOU TAKE THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL TO PREVENT PREGNANCY- YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE STATISTIC THE PILL IS 99.9 % EFFECTIVE. THAT IS- IF YOU TAKE IT EXACTLY THE WAY YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TAKE IT.
BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM - FEW WOMEN DO- AS A RESULT- THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PILL IS ONLY 90-95%. MEANING 5 TO 10 OUT OF EVERY 100 WOMEN GET THE SUPRISE OF FINDING OUT THE STORK WILL BE ON ITS WAY.
THE MAIN REASONS FOR THE HIGHER FAILURE RATE- WOMEN FORGETTING TO TAKE THE PILL EACH DAY- STARTING A NEW PILL PACK TOO LATE- AND TAKING THE PLACEBO PILLS INSTEAD OF THE ACTIVE PILLS IN A 28 DAY PACK.
MORE WORRIES ABOUT HERBS CAUSING PROBLEMS WITH PREGNANCY.
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM REPORT ITS NOT WHAT THE WOMEN ARE TAKING- ITS WHAT THEIR HUSBANDS ARE TAKING.
GINKO BILOBA, ST JOHNS WORT, AND ECHINACEA ALL CAN INTERFERE WITH HOW SPERM IS PRODUCED AND HOW WELL THAT SPERM WORKS.

AND ITS NOT ONLY HERBS=- RESEARCHERS SAYS COMMON EVERYDAY PRESCRIPTION

DRUGS- SUCH AS PROCARDIA FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN CAUSE INFERTILITY IN MEN.
FINALLY TODAY- ONCE ALLERGIC- ALWAYS ALLERGIC? NOT NECESSARILY ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO PENICILLIN. RESEARCHERS AT THE MAYO CLINIC SAY MANY PEOPLE OUTGROW AN ALLERGY TO PENICILLIN- IN FACT WHEN THEY TESTED A GROUP OF PATIENTS WHO SAID THEY WERE ALLERGIC TO PENICILLIN AS KIDS- - THE TESTING SHOWED 90% WERE NO LONGER ALLERGIC.
A BIG CAUTION THOUGH- JUST BECAUSE ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU'VE HAD A REACTION- DON T ASSUME THE ALLERGY IS AUTOMATICALLY GONE- ALWAYS BE TESTED BEFORE TRYING PENICILLIN AGAIN.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Russian officials say the chance of a happy ending for more than 100 sailors trapped aboard a submarine is not very high.
The submarine is trapped at the bottom of the Barents Sea, off Norway.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Inside at the Democratic National Convention, President Clinton roused the emotions of the crowd.
But OUTSIDE, protesters stirred violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll introduce you to two young men from Vinton dubbed as heroes for saving the life of a New York man.
It was a real- life rescue for the wanna- be paramedics.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 15th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Russian-Submarine]


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Russia's Navy says it's not ruling out the possibility of casualties aboard a submarine trapped at the bottom of the Barents Sea.
Bill Gasperini has the latest on efforts to rescue the more than 100 sailors on board.
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[SUPER=01-Lionel Trippett/Nuclear Disarmament Campaign; :26]
[SUPER=01-Admiral Larry Baucom/U. S. Navy; 1:07]
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THE RUSSIAN NAVY SAYS ONE OF ITS NUCLEAR SUBMARINES AND A CREW OF OVER 100 IS TRAPPED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BARENTS SEA. THE OSCAR CLASS SUB, KNOWN AS KURSK, WAS APPARENTLY INVOLVED IN A MAJOR COLLISION ON SUNDAY AND WAS FORCED TO RUN AGROUND.

(NATZ OF RUSSIAN SPOKESMAN)


RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY THERE'S NO RADIATION DANGER BECAUSE BOTH OF THE SUB'S NUCLEAR REACTORS HAVE BEEN SHUTDOWN AND IT IS NOT CARRYING ANY NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
BUT SOME OBSERVERS DISAGREE ABOUT THE RADIATION DANGERS....

SOT: LIONELTRIPPETT/CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT


"THE PROBLEM WITH THE NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM, IS THAT IF THE SUBMARINE DAMAGED ITSELF WHILE IT WAS RUNNING AGROUND THEN YOU'VE GOT A REASONABLE CHANCE THAT THEY'LL BE SOME TYPE OF RADIOACTIVE LEAKAGE INTO THE SEA."
VARIOUS NAVEL VESSELS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE AREA, BUT THE RUSSIAN NAVY DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADVANCED SUBMARINE RESCUE VEHICLES. THE DEPTH OF THE WATER, REPORTEDLY OVER 400 FEET, COULD ALSO MAKE ANY RESCUE ATTEMPTS VERY RISKY.
RUSSIA'S SENIOR NAVY COMMANDER SAYS ALL EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO REACH THE SUBMARINE, BUT THAT HE'S NOT OPTIMISTIC A RESCUE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. SO FAR THE RUSSIANS HAVE NOT APPEALED FOR HELP IN ANY RESCUE ATTEMPT, BUT U-S NAVY ADMIRAL LARRY CLIFFORD BAUCOM SAYS THE RUSSIANS ARE DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN.

SOT: ADMIRAL LARRY CLIFFORD BAUCOM/U.S. NAVY

"OF COURSE IS THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THE CREW..."
EXPERTS SAY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME MAINTAINING IT'S SHIPS AND EQUIPMENT MOSTLY BECAUSE OF MONEY PROBLEMS. RUSSIAN NUCLEAR SUBMARINES HAVE ALSO BEEN ACCIDENT PRONE FOR DECADES. ONE RECENT REPORT COUNTED OVER 500 SUBMARINE CREW MEMBERS WHO HAVE DIED IN THE PAST 40 YEARS.
BILL GASPERINI, CBS NEWS MOSCOW.
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For one of the last times as President, Bill Clinton was in the spotlight last night as he addressed the Democratic National Convention.
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It was an emotional speech for the President, who thanked the nation for allowing him the chance to live out his dreams.
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[SOT 3:16:14]
[IN Q=My fellow Americans]

((MY FELLOW AMERICANS, TONIGHT WE CAN SAY WITH GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY, WE BUILT OUR BRIDGE TO THE 21ST CENTURY. WE CROSSED THAT BRIDGE TOGETHER, AND WE'RE NOT GOING BACK.))
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Mr. Clinton says the nation's prosperity will continue if voters elect Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman to the White House.
Meanwhile, First Lady and Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton also addressed the convention,
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[Protests]


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But the mood turned violent outside the convention hall.
At least four people were hurt and 10 arrested last night during a confrontation between protesters and police.
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The chaos erupted outside L-A's Staples Center during a protest concert by the band "Rage Against the Machine".
Demonstrators were seen throwing chunks of concrete, starting fires, and shooting steel balls from slingshots at police.
Police responded with pepper spray and rubber bullets.
Authorities say the situation was under control, for the most part, by the time the delegates left the convention hall.
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[11Celanese]


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Giles County's largest employer has averted a strike again.
Celanese and union negotiators say they'll go back to the bargaining table this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/Friday;]


Last week, union members at the plant voted down Celco's second contract offer by a margin of almost two-to-one.
Both sides hope the mediated session Thursday will resolve the two-month contract dispute.
Union members are pushing for better pensions and less mandatory overtime.
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[11Danville-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A local foundation hopes to change the future of Southside's economy.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The group calls itself the "Future of the Piedmont Foundation."
Organizers say Danville and Pittsylvania County are facing an economic crisis.
The organization hired a consultant to research ways to improve job opportunities, increase the population and education.
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[SOT 47:40]
[IN Q=We hope that]

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/FOUNDATION PRES.: WE HOPE THAT THE POPULOUS OF THE CITY AND THE COUNTY WILL RECOGNIZE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT IS IN FRONT OF US AND WE WILL SET OUT A CONCENTRATED AND I MIGHT SAY A PASSIONATE EFFORT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Foundation President; :00]
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[OUT Q=make it happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


The report is called "Learning, Working, Winning." The full report will be released in the next two days.
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[Vinton-Rescue]


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[**NOTE ANCHOR TAG**] Two young men from Vinton are being hailed as heroes. The College of Health Sciences students are studying to be paramedics .. As Meredyth Censullo reports, they had a chance to put their education to the test not too long ago - and now one New York man is alive and well, thanks to their quick thinking.
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((YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE DAMAGE TO HIS LEGS- THE EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES.)) [RUNS:06]
19-year old David Hess and 21-year-old Jason Hartman are looking at pictures of their vacation to Daytona in June. Pictures that don't show them having fun - but saving a life after witnessing a horrible accident.

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((JASON HARTMAN: THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED 25-35 FEET IN FRONT OF ME - MY FIRST INSTINCT WHEN THE CAR ACTUALLY HIT - I WAS JUST LIKE, THAT PERSON'S DEAD - THERE WAS NO WAY ANYONE COULD SURVIVE THAT...)) [RUNS:10]
The two Vinton Rescue Squad volunteers stopped to help 37-year-old Micheal Herberger.

[SOT @ 1:16:17 - 1:16:24]

((DAVID HESS: I RAN BACK TO MY VEHICLE, RAN BACK TO MIKE'S VEHICLE WITH MY EMT KIT, PROBABLY LESS THAN A MINUTE .. MIKE HAD STOPPED BREATHING.)) [RUNS:07]
They resuscitated Mike within minutes.. An ambulance arrived a half-hour later .. If David and Jason hadn't stopped, Mike would probably have died. This weekend, Mike and his family paid tribute to the two young men who hope to one day be paramedics.

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((JASON HARTMAN: HE COULDN'T THANK US ENOUGH - THAT WE SAVED HIS LIFE)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT @ 31:46 - 31:51] ((BUT, LIKE I TOLD HIM, WE DO IT ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS - ITS WHAT WE'RE THERE FOR.)) [RUNS:08]

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((DAVID HESS: I'M NOT GONNA SAY I'M SOMEBODY SPECIAL, I'M JUST ANOTHER PERSON OUT THERE IN THE WORLD THAT JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.)) [RUNS:10]
But THIS time was the first time they've saved a life. Something they hope they'll do EVERY time. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Vinton))
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Vinton Mayor Don Davis plans to present Jason and David awards for their heroism at the Town Council meeting tonight ..


[11Chapman]


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A judge's error will mean a new sentence for a Radford man convicted of plotting to kill another judge.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]


In April, 21-year-old Derrick Chapman was sentenced to 30 years for conspiring with a friend to murder Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
Chapman's family said the sentence was unfair because his co-conspirator, Christopher DeMoranville, got 3 years' probation.
In September, a new jury will give Chapman a new sentence.
That's because Judge Howe Brown said he erred in NOT letting Chapman testify during his sentencing.
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[IN Q=I hope that]

((CALVIN CHAPMAN/DERRICK CHAPMAN'S DAD: I HOPE THAT SOMETHING GOOD COMES OUT OF THIS... BUT WE NEVER THOUGHT THIS THING WAS GOING TO TRIAL AND YOU SEE WHERE WE'RE AT NOW. BUT WE'RE HOPING AND PRAYING THAT EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT THIS TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Chapman/Derrick Chapman's Father;]
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[OUT Q=work out this time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chapman's attorneys still contend that Christopher DeMoranville masterminded the murder plan.
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[11Tobacco-Market]


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[WRITER=sch]
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Opening day tobacco prices were up from last year, and farmers say they're pleased.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The Danville Tobacco Market officially started with opening ceremonies at Holland's Warehouse yesterday morning.

The golden leaf sold at an average of a dollar-90 a pound.
That's up 13 cents from last year.
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[SOT 5:28:49]
[IN Q=I hope it's a trend]

((LARRY SPELL/TOBACCO FARMER: I HOPE IT'S A TREND TO LET THESE FARMERS SEE THAT THEY ARE STILL NEEDED WE ARE THE BACKBONE OF THIS SO CALLED INDUSTRY.))
[SOT 16:13]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/(I) 5TH DISTRICT: I THINK THE AROMA OF THIS TOBACCO CANNOT BE TOPPED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. IT'S THE BEST IN OUR GLOBE. IT'S TOBACCO IN SOUTHSIDE RIGHT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Spell/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=@Goode; :12]
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[OUT Q=right here.]
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[VO-NAT]


The tobacco sold yesterday was left over from last year.
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[11Sky-Caps]


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The Roanoke Regional Airport has a new Sky Cap service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After years of independent Sky Caps, the four major airlines that service Roanoke Regional have opted to contract out the work to International Total Services.
Managers say this is another step toward improving the level of service at Roanoke Regional.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the past]

((EFREN GONZALEZ/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: IN THE PAST, WE'VE HAD INDEPENDENT OPERATORS OUT HERE AND ITS BEEN HIT OR MISS AS TO WHEN THEY SHOW UP OR NOT SHOW UP. THE LEVEL OF SERVICE HASN'T BEEN AT THE LEVEL WE'D LIKE, SO THE AIRLINES STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND DECIDED TO TAKE THAT ON AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Efren Gonzalez/Roanoke Regional Airport]
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[OUT Q=that on again.]
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[VO-NAT]


A minimum of two Sky Caps will be on hand from five a-m until eleven thirty p-m daily to help passengers with baggage and wheelchair service.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Carroll County school kids are getting an extra week of summer vacation.
Due to construction at five elementary schools, parents convinced the school board to delay the start date for safety reasons. The first day for all students will be Thursday, August 24-th.

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Celanese and union negotiators say they'll go back to the bargaining table this week.
Both sides hope the mediated session Thursday will resolve the two-month contract dispute.
Union members are pushing for better pensions and less mandatory overtime.

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19-year old David Hess and 21-year-old Jason Hartman both of Vinton are being hailed as heroes. The two paramedic students stopped at an accident while on vacation in Daytona and saved a New York man's life. Vinton Mayor Don Davis plans to present Jason and David awards for their heroism at the Town Council meeting tonight.



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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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