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Just ahead on News 7--
It's Hollywood versus Congress.
A Senate hearing is under way on why the entertainment industry may be targeting explicit material to children.

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And authorities say a Roanoke man found dead in Myrtle Beach was stabbed.
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Today's forecast looks like a mixture of sun and clouds for most of the day as rains have pushed well to the northeast.
Complete weather details are ahead.
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Join us-- News 7 at noon is next.

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The entertainment industry is getting bad reviews for how it markets violent movies and music to children.

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[Bird]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
More on the entertainment hearing on Capitol Hill in just a moment.
First, a Roanoke man found dead in a Myrtle Beach hotel room had been stabbed.
But investigators are waiting for tests to confirm if that was what killed 50- year old John Milton Bird.
An autopsy is being performed today to determine the exact cause of death.
South Carolina authorities are treating the death as a homicide.
Housekeepers at the Poindexter Hotel found Bird dead early yesterday morning.
The Poindexter is an ocean front resort in Myrtle Beach.
We'll have more on the story tonight on NEWS 7 at six.

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A Roanoke County business receives its second million -dollar government contract in two months.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June, 1999]
[TAPE#=00-07 56:20]


ITT Industries was awarded a 4 point 8 million dollar contract from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The company will supply night vision pocket scopes for surveillance activity.
ITT received a 43 million dollar Navy Contract just last month.
The increase in production will not help the company's furloughed workers, though.
70 employees were laid off this summer, 50 more are slated for layoffs early next year.
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Those in the entertainment industry may wish they could switch channels...
Lawmakers want to know why Hollywood is allegedly targeting its most explicit material to under- aged kids.
Lee Cowan has the latest from today's Senate hearing.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/Commerce Committee Chairman;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joseph Lieberman/(D) Vice Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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It is shaping up to be a bad week for the producers of movies, video games and pop music.

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Just two days after a White House Commissioned report criticized the entertainment industry for purposely marketing "M" rated video games, and R-rated movies like "The Cell" to kids too young to see them -- Congress demanded company executives explain themselves.

Everyone showed up, except the movie industry.

(SOT/SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, COMMERCE COMMITTEE CHAIR 9:36:40)

'By some uncanny coincidence ...marketing practices."

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Legislators were outraged -- and promised another hearing in two weeks.

It was a black eye for an industry well known for it's contributions to political campaigns -- especially the current administration.

It's put Al Gore in a difficult position, one criticized by George W. Bush.

Just this week, Gore attended fundraisers headlined by some of Hollywood's heavy hitters -- while at the same time giving the industry 6 months to clean up its act.

Gore's running mate, Joseph Lieberman has been a constant critic of violence in entertainment -- and wasted no time lambasting the industry again.

(SOT/SEN. JOSEPH LIEBERMAN, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 10:)



CLOSE TO COME: (LEE COWAN...CBS NEWS)
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Another form of entertainment that's come under fire for its violent nature is professional wrestling.
But Meredyth Censullo says parents who brought their kids to last night's World Championship Wrestling match- up in Roanoke say they're not worried.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Dye/Wrestling Fan; :20]
[SUPER=07-Johnny Padgett; :33]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Deyerle/Wrestling Fan; :45]
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((WCW ROCKS!!!))
Call it a family affair. Parents with their kids, Uncle's with little nephews... [vo @ 21:05:28] Never mind the threats, body slams
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or scantily clad girls...
[vo of Dye and nephew] Some folks think professional wrestling is child's play...

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[IN Q=It's a typical]

((TONY DYE: IT'S A TYPICAL MALE SPORT...IT'S A TYPICAL MALE THIS - AS FAR AS KIDS GROWIN UP, DADS BEING ROUGH WITH THEIR KIDS, WHATNOT, IT'S THAT TYPE ATMOPHERE...)) [RUNS:08]
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An atmosphere, some say, that teaches kids a few moves that could end up on the playground. That's why this Dad left his son at home...

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[IN Q=He just gets..]

((HE JUST GETS CRAZY WHEN HE WRESTLES, HE WANTS TO WRESTLE ALL THE TIME - JUST THE MOVES THEY DO COULD HURT HIM.)) [RUNS:08]
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But most people we talked to say it's all in good fun -

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[IN Q=If anything...]

((CHUCK DEYERLE: IF ANYTHING I THINK IT YOU KNOW KIDS GETTING OUT TOGETHER THEY ALL GO OUT THERE AND EMULATE THE MOVES, THEY HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH IT - YOU KNOW I DON'T SEE ANYBODY SACRIFICING ANYONE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD...)) [RUNS:09]
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((I LIKE WRESTLING...IT'S NOT REALLY BAD, IT'S JUST ENTERTAINMENT.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=entertainment.]

The F-T-C report did NOT propose any legislation that would force the entertainment industry to change it's content or the way the market its products. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))
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The Roanoke County Supervisors are reviewing staffing problems in the county's Fire and E-M-S squads.
Board members say that all options are back on the table....including a controversial proposal to charge for ambulance service.
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Yesterday, board members were briefed on some immediate steps including a mutual aid agreement with the city of Roanoke.
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Under that proposal, the city would provide weekday coverage in the Mount Pleasant area, in exchange for help from the county along the route 220 corridor.
But the rising number of calls, and the difficulty of recruiting new volunteers have created serious staffing problems in other areas as well.
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((BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: SO YES I WOULD SAY EVERYTHING FROM FEE FOR SERVICE TO MORE EMPLOYEES IN THE DEPARTMENT, BUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT STAFFING THAT, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A SIX, EIGHT, TEN MONTH PERIOD. WE CAN'T AFFORD EIGHT MINUTES.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=afford eight minutes.]
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The supervisors asked Chief Rick Burch and other county officials to come up with a staffing proposal within 30 days.

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New Radford police officers are being asked to put in three years of service... or repay the city up to 36-thousand dollars in training costs.
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That's the department's answer to the high turnover.
It's lost more than 40 percent of its officers in the last three years.
Many go to area police and sheriff's departments that pay more ... after Radford invests 36-thousand dollars to train them.
City Council estimates that the turnover has cost the city half a million dollars.
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((GUY GENTRY/RADFORD CITY COUNCILMAN: I JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR THE POLICE OFFICER TO KNOW THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITIZENS TO KNOW THEM ... OVER AND ABOVE THE COST, THAT'S A GOOD REASON TO SLOW THE TURNOVER.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Gentry/Radford City Councilman;]
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[OUT Q=slow the turnover.]
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Radford's City Council has appointed a blue ribbon panel to study the high turnover rate and how salaries compare to others in the area.
The study should be completed in November.
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A car bombing at the stock exchange in Indonesia has killed at least 10 people.
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The bomb ripped through an underground garage, injuring nearly 30 and possibly trapping others.
The blast triggered a chain of explosions as dozens of cars parked in the garage caught fire.
Thick black smoke is hampering rescuers in their search for more victims.
Police don't know yet who planted the bomb.
This incident is one of several recent explosions in major Indonesian cities.
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[Lee]


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Attorneys for former Los Alamos nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee have arrived at the federal courthouse in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Today's hearing on a plea deal could mean freedom for Lee, who's accused of mishandling secret nuclear information.
Prosecutors filed a sealed document relating to the plea after a previous hearing failed to win his freedom.
Lee was expected to plead guilty to just ONE of 59 counts against him and be sentenced to time served.
But so far, no one is predicting the outcome of TODAY's hearing.

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A Halifax County murder trial continues today.
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Joseph Eric Leonard is accused of shooting 21 year old William Joseph (Fan-kur) Fancher to death.
The defense is expected to finish today and the jury will then decide Leonard's fate.
Authorities say the shooting happened after an argument at a party on Chapel Trail last February.
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They managed to run a lingerie shop out of the Wasena area in Roanoke last Spring.
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Yesterday, one of the women who worked there was convicted of prostitution.
Dorothy Underwood had gone to court, protesting her innocence, but struck a deal with the prosecutor.
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((Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: So you're out of the business? DOROTHY UNDERWOOD/FORMER PROSTITUTE: YOU RIGHT. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT. I MAKE BETTER MONEY, AND I'M NOT IN AS MUCH TROUBLE. Doing what? IT'S LEGAL. You're flying straight? YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, TRYING TO ANYWAY.))
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She pled guilty in exchange for a suspended sentence, meaning she won't have to serve any jail time.
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Representatives from the state health department were in Southside last night looking for ways to help minorities get better access to health care. There's already one program in place that's offering hope. Surae Chinn has more .
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[SUPER=01-Sherman Saunders/Pittsylvania Co. Community Action; :24]
[SUPER=01-Delilah Mangum/Concerned Danville Resident; :32]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jeff Smith/Danville Health Department; 1:02]
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(( The state Office of Minority Health says the lack of access to health care is a challenge facing minorities.

It was also the focus of a town Hall meeting in Danville.
Church members, community action groups, doctors and other concerned residents had plenty to say about the difficulties of obtaining health care.
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((SHERMAN SAUNDERS/: TRANSPORTATION IS A BIG PROBLEM IN OUR REGION. PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IS THE LARGEST COUNTY IN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:08]
Cost is also an issue
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((DELILAH MANGUM/DANVILLE RESIDENT: OFTEN TIMES IT MEANS THE DIFFERENCE IN GOING TO THE DOCTOR, BUYING FOOD OR BUYING GAS SO THIS CAN BE A LOT OF PROBLEMS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.)) [runs:09]
There is a new program that could answer some of the prayers of both cost and transportation needs.
It's called the HOPE Bus which stands for Healing Oppressed People Everywhere. It's a clinic on wheels created by local church members.
The Hope Bus will have two examining rooms for eye exams, screening, dental care and other medical needs.
[SOT 5:51:18]

((DR. JEFF SMITH: I THINK THE FAITH BASED ORGANIZATION THE CLERGY ARE REALLY COMMITTED TO EDUCATION THE CONGREGATIONS HAVE A BIG ROLE AND ARE TRUSTED.))
The HOPE Bus will not solve the problems for all minorities without health care but a few volunteers say they can make a difference.
The state health representatives will take all the suggestions from the town hall meeting and present them to the state health commissioner. Surae Chinn News7, Danville.))

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A wrestler from Taiwan is the latest athlete to be banned from the Olympics.
He tested positive for steroid use.
31 other athletes never made it to Sydney because they tested positive for drugs before they arrived.
But as Manuel Gallegus reports, had they come, they might not have been caught.
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[SUPER=01-Rob Parisotto/E.P.O. Drug Expert; :51]
[SUPER=01-Don Talbot/Australia Swim Coach; 1:17]
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(( ((SUPER: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)) -QUICK NAT- ATHLETES FROM CHINA ARRIVED IN SYDNEY WITHOUT 27 OF THEIR TEAMMATES. THEY WERE LEFT BEHIND BECAUSE THEY TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE BLOOD-ENHANCING DRUG E-P-O.

(DRUG TESTING )


THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PROMISED THE SYDNEY GAMES WOULD BE THE CLEANEST EVER WITH ATHLETES RANDOMNLY TESTED FOR THE DRUG E-P-O ON THE SPOT, JUST DAYS BEFORE THE COMPETITION.

NAT SOT-ATHLETE TEST

Ill just get you to sign here if you would.
BUT, DESPITE THE TESTS, IT NOW APPEARS THAT DRUG-USING ATHLETES MAY GET AWAY WITH CHEATING.
THE I.O.C. CLAIMS ITS TESTS WILL REVEAL IF AN ATHLETE USED E-P-O WITHIN A MONTH.
BUT NOW SOME MEDICAL OFFICIALS WITH THE GAMES SAY THE TESTS MAY ONLY DETECT E-P-O USE WITHIN 72 HOURS.
NOT A VERY WIDE NET, FOR WHAT COULD BE THE MOST WIDELY ABUSED DRUG IN SPORTS.

ROB PARISOTTO, EPO DRUG EXPERT

even in the amateur ranks, EPO is now being used, which is pretty frightening.
-QUICK NAT TOUR DE FRANCE-
E-P-O FIRST CAME TO LIGHT TWO YEARS AGO AT THE TOUR DE FRANCE. IT BOOSTS RED BLOOD CELLS, AND WHEN THE BODY IS STARVED OF OXYGEN, IT CAN ENHANCE PERFORMANCE 15 PERCENT.

-NAT SOT- AUSSIE SWIM TEAM - PRESSER


IN SYDNEY, HUNDREDS OF E-P-O- TESTS ARE UNDERWAY, INCLUDING THE SCREENING OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF AUSTRALIAS TOP RANKED SWIM TEAM.

-SOT-DON TALBOT, AUSTRALIA SWIM COACH 13;36;16

I think its something we shouldn't be thinking about. Ive encouraged our team not to think that way. Just get on with the job.
-STAND-UP- SO FAR, NO ATHLETES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE HERE AT THE GAMES. GIVEN THE APPARENT LIMITATION OF THE TESTS, ITS LIKELY NO ONE WILL MEANING ONLY THE CHEATING ATHLETES WILL KNOW IF THEIR AMAZING PERFORMANCE WAS BOOSTED BY THE DRUG. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS SYDNEY.))