Up next on News 7-
Bad news for workers at Yokohama- layoffs are on the way.
Plus, the Families of TWA Crash victims are making a request.
The weather remains fairly calm...there is a threat for showers later
tomorrow with an approaching front. Right now that rain is in Ohio.
Imagine giving birth to twins....no drugs, no hospital....
Instead, right in your own bed, at home.
That's what this woman did over the weekend.
We'll hear two very different viewpoints about midwives and home births.
How many Yokohama Tire workers will get pink slips? That's the question in
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A workforce shakeup will be taking place at one of Salem's largest
Yokohama will be laying off some of its workers.
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SCott Prince has been following this story. Scott what is the latest?
Jean, I just got off the phone with company officials... and they say about
50-workers will lose their jobs.
But that's just one part of the story.
For seven days starting on August first... the Salem plant will be
completely shut down.
Company spokesperson Kelly Teener says the reason behind the changes is
excessively high inventory levels.
Of course Last month warehouse club giant Price Costco said it no longer
wanted products from the Salem plant... after it received some defective tires.
In a nutshell that meant more than 30-percent of its core business was lost.
Yokohama says the layoffs are not effective immediately.
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Those effected still will have a few more weeks on the job.
After 60 years of sewing shirts for Calvin Klein, Orvis and L-L Bean, the
Jafree Shirt Company in Wytheville is shutting down.
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Tracy Altizer is in our New River Valley newsroom with the story.
Jean, Jafree once employed several hundred workers.
Today it's down to about 50.
By mid- September they'll lose their jobs as well.
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SUPER=01-Geraldine Cassell/Jafree Employee; :14
SUPER=01-Charles Clatterbuck/Jafree President; :41 QUICK
OUT Q=out of the business.
((QUESTION: AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO?
ANSWER: NO, I DON'T. ))
For most of the remaining Jafree workers it's a frightening prospect.
Some are worried they're too old to find new jobs.
Others are angry.
((GERALDINE CASSELL/JAFREE EMPLOYEE: I THINK IT'S TERRIBLE THAT A COUNTRY THAT
CAN PAY A FOOTBALL PLAYER OR A BASKETBALL PLAYER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS CAN'T
PROVIDE THE ORDINARY CITIZEN WITH A JOB. ))
Workers and company officials blame the North American Free Trade Agreement
for prompting the textile industry to contract cheap labor in Mexico.
President Charles Clatterbuck says Jafree's orders have declined steadily
since NAFTA, and now the pending minimum wage increase has sealed its fate.
((CHARLES CLATTERBUCK/JAFREE PRESIDENT: IT JUST SIMPLY PRICED ME OUT OF THE
Jafree is not accepting anymore orders now, workers are simply filling the
orders it already had before the doors close for good September 13th.
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(QUESTION: Is there any hope that someone may buy the company and keep it
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Crews are using high tech cameras and sonar equipment to search for TWA
Crash victims and debris.
SUPER=03-Off Long Island;
CBS news learned a third piece of fuselage was found- measuring 40 feet
The search is getting a boost with the arrival of two state of the art
salvage and rescue ships.
((LAST NIGHTS OPERATIONS YIELDED 200 POUNDS OF DEBRIS INCLUDING SHEET METAL,
SEAT CUSHIONS, INSULATION.))
SUPER=01-Petty Officer Phyllis Kay/U.S. Coast Guard;
OUT Q=AND INSULATION."
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
Meanwhile, victims families want information on bodies.
That after conflicting information yesterday- when New York's Governor
said hundreds of bodies were spotted- but then no bodies were recovered.
((EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM HAS ALREADY BEEN AS HURT AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN BE,
SO DON'T SPARE US OUR FEELINGS. TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW NOW.))
SUPER=01-Joe Lychner/Father and Husband of Victims;
OUT Q=WHAT YOU KNOW NOW."
In Montoursville, Pennsylvania they began buring the dead.
Monica Cox was a French Club student- one of 21 from that community who
perished in the crash.
A commuter train is the target of a double bombing today in Sri-lanka.
SUPER=03-Dehiwala, Sri Lanka;
The blast killed at least 70 people and injured 200 others-
The train was packed with passengers when the bombs went off at a railroad
Separatist rebels are suspected- although no one is claiming
The 13-year-long ethnic war in Sri-Lanka has killed more than 50-thousand
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Straight ahead--the nun who wrote "Dead Man Walking" supports a Virginia
death row inmate.
And turning 16 doesn't automatically mean you get your driver's license.
We'll tell you about the waiting game.
On Health Check, the old wives tales of arthritis remedies.
Are some sufferers taken advantage of with products that don't really work?
In tonight's ticker another report from Carolina Panthers training camp.
Mike has that and news from Atlanta-- stick around.
The man accused in a deadly fireworks store blaze- is in court today.
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24 year old Todd Hall is charged in the July 3rd fire that killed nine
people and hurt eleven others.
Today his attorney says his client's health is an issue-
Hall had a lobotomy after a skateboarding accdient nine years ago.
His lawyer wants him moved from jail to a hospital.
Virginia has a new celebrity cause on death row.
"Dead Man Walking" author Sister Helen (pray-ZHAN) Prejean came to Richmond
in support of Virginia Beach condemned killer Joseph O'Dell.
Prejean's (pray-ZHAN) book became last year's critically- acclaimed movie.
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((SISTER HELEN PREJEAN/AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST: WHAT ABOUT THE REALLY GUILTY AND
EVEN PEOPLE WHO DON'T SHOW REMORSE? CAN THE STATE EXECUTE THEM. THAT'S THE
MORAL QUESTION OF "DEAD MAN WALKING." BUT MR. O'DELL'S CASE RAISES QUESTIONS
OF PALPABLE INNOCENCE.))
SUPER=01-Sister Helen Prejean/Author and Activist;
OUT Q=palpable innocence.
O'Dell's defense team says new analysis of blood evidence would clear O'Dell
in the same way
that Roanoke resident Ed Honaker was cleared of rape -- and then pardoned by
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((LORI URS/O'DELL DEFENSE TEAM: EDDIE HONAKER HAD A VICTIM THAT STATED THAT
SHE IN FACT WAS RAPED BY EDDIE HONAKER. O'DELL HAS ABSOLUTELY NO WITNESSES.
NOTHING TO CONNECT HIM TO THIS CRIME WHATSOEVER.))
SUPER=01-Lori Urs/O'Dell Defense Team;
Prejean is pushing for a pardon from Governor Allen if O'Dell's latest
federal appeal fails.
A new driving law signed earlier this month means teens will have a
mandatory six-month wait before getting their license.
It is one of the many new laws targeting young, inexperienced drivers.
The law requires teens to get their learner's permit first--closing a
loophole that allowed teens to bypass the process and get their license at 16.
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((MARY KING/DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES;
WE HOPE THIS WILL GIVE THEM SIX MONTHS OF TIME TO PRACTICE THEIR SKILLS BEFORE
THEY COME IN TO GET THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL MAKE THEM A
SUPER=01-Mary King/Department of Motor Vehicles;
OUT Q=a better driver
Teens also face a mandatory waiting period if they fail the written portion
of the driving exam.
The Department of Motor Vehicles says young drivers will now have to wait
about two weeks before taking it again.
Plus, teens caught drinking and driving will--for the most part-- be treated
like adults and have their license suspended.
He's probably best known as one of the regulars in our weekly Growin It
segments, but tonight he shares with us his special hobby.
(patrick ad lib)
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Photography is a great hobby, and the more you know about your subject, the
better the pictures.
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Today Patrick Evans talks to one photographer who knows his subject well,
in fact he has a P-H-D in it!
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
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Stick around--more from Carolina Panthers training camp in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check, a look at delivering babies-- right in your own home.
We'll meet a woman who just gave birth to twins this weekend at home, with
the assistance of a midwife.
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((MORE AND MORE OFTEN NURSE MIDWIVES ARE BEING INVITED UNDER THE TENT YOU MIGHT
SAY, THEY ARE IN HOSPITAL SETTING, THEY ARE IN OUTPATIENT SETTINGS DOING
PRENATAL CARE AND DOING DELIVERIES ))
OUT Q=doing deliveries.
Still, some say it's a hostile environment for today's midwives.
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You probably already know what a midwife is-- a person who attends a
childbirth, who is not actually a physician.
Midwives have been practicing for centuries-- and still are today, in these
more modern times.
In fact, it was a midwife that Freeda Cathcart chose to help with her
pregnancy-- she delivered twins, just about 72 hours ago.
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SUPER=01-Freeda Cathcart/Child-Birth Educator & Mother; :26
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Allan/Neonatologist; :59
OUT Q=normal event.
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((THIS IS FOREST, DOES THAT ONE HAVE A BUMP ON THE LEFT EAR? ))
OUT Q=on the left ear?
Most of us can only imagine what it's like to give birth to twins.
Just a few days later, Freeda Cathcart-- here with her mother-- has
already settled down into the routine of trying to tell babies Willby and
Freeda is an internationally certified child birth educator herself.
From prior experience, she knows she's not comfortable in the hospital.
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((FREEDA CATHCART/CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR & MOTHER: IT SEEMED THAT WITH MY
DISPOSITION THAT HOME BIRTH WAS A BETTER CHOICE FOR ME BECAUSE OF MY BEING
COMFORTABLE HERE AND BEING ABLE TO RELAX. ))
OUT Q=able to relax.
And Freeda believes the current climate is hostile toward midwives.
Over at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, neonatologist Dr. Robert Allen
says the state is actually encouraging physicians to work in conjunction with
licensed midwives, in the delivery room.
But he's not so optimistic about home births.
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((DR. ROBERT ALLEN/NEONATOLOGIST: WE CONSIDER, THE MEDICAL PROFESSION CONSIDERS
HOME BIRTHS PLACING OUR CHILDREN AT A RISK THAT IS NOT NECESSARY IN TODAY'S
ENVIRONMENT. 20 YEARS AGO, FATHERS COULDN'T EVEN COME IN THE DELIVERY ROOM, BUT
HOSPITALS NOW ARE KIND AND GENTLE AND WILLING TO LET FAMILY MEMBERS BE IN AND
IN MANY SITUATIONS DICTATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DELIVERY.))
OUT Q=of the delivery.
Dr. Allen says babies born at home suffer a greater risk of mortality, as
do their mothers-- especially with twins.
There are also concerns about cerebral palsy and dehydration, among other
Freeda though says those concerns stem from home births where skilled
midwives were not present.
For this clan, though, boys number three and four are just as healthy as
their two big brothers.
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((FREEDA CATHCART: A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE WONDERING HOW WE WERE GOING TO DO IT,
AND WHEN I TELL THEM THAT I HAVE A MIDWIFE WITH EXPERIENCE THAT HAD ALREADY
DELIVERED FIVE SETS OF TWINS, THAT REASSURED THEM SOME, BUT TWINS ARE
CONSIDERED A HIGH RISK...BUT THE THINK I LIKE BEST ABOUT THE MIDWIFE'S APPROACH
IS THAT BIRTH IS A NATURAL, NORMAL EVENT. ))
OUT Q=normal event.
Dr. Allen says hospitals have changed tremendously over the years-- with
new birthing rooms, offering a homey environment.
Popping a few aspirin and chasing them with antacid may not be a wise idea
for arthritis patients.
A new study finds those who take both aspirin and antacids -- a common
are likely to end up in the hospital with the ulcers they were trying to
According to the study, about 14 million people regularly take high doses
of aspirin to ease inflammation and other symptoms of arthritis.
The study appears in the "Archives of Internal Medicine."
Arthritis sufferers will spend millions of dollar this year on products
that claim to provide relief.
But sometimes the end result is wasted money and endangered health.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Harry Bluestein/UCSD Rheumatologist; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Mitsuo Tomita/Kaiser Permanente; :28
OUT Q=they won't be.
IN Q=They are
((DR. HARRY BLUESTEIN/RHEUMATOLOGIST: THEY ARE EASY PREY FOR PEOPLE WHO PROMISE
A PERFECTLY SAFE APPROACH THAT WILL LEAD TO THEIR GETTING BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Harry Bluestein/Rheumatologist :
OUT Q=getting better.
From Chinese herbs, lotions, and shock devices...there are many products
which claim to cure arthritis.
But the fact is, there is no CURE for the disease.
There are more than 100 types of arthritis, and because symptoms may come
and go, sufferers may believe they've been cured.
It's called the Placebo Effect.
IN Q=Low and
((DR. MITSUO TOMITA/KAISER PERMANENTE: LOW AND BEHOLD MANY TIMES PEOPLE THROW
DOWN THEIR CRUTCHES AND THEY FEEL GREAT, I THINK IT'S ALL PSYCHOLOGICAL.))
Hundreds of unproven treatments are on the market-- like copper bracelets,
raisins soaked in gin, and even snake venom.
IN Q=There is no
((DR. BLUESTEIN: THERE IS NO SCIENCE THAT SAYS THAT THOSE TREATMENTS ARE
HELPFUL, AND THERE'S EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE FROM WHAT WE DO KNOW
SCIENTIFICALLY THAT THEY WON'T BE))
OUT Q=they won't be.
And just remember the old saying-- if it's too good to be true, it
Time now for sports...it was an emotional moment last night when team USA
brought home the gold in women's gymnastics.
Mike Stevens has more on this historic Olympic win in tonight's ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker as we head down
the backside of the work week.
The hearts of all American sports fans were captured last night, as the
United State women's gymnastics team won the country's first overall team gold
After falling on her first vault and hurting her ankle Kerri Strug had to hit
this one to lock up the gold medal for the Americans.
And she did just that.
The U.S. proudly paraded around the Georgia Dome afterwards, but this
afternoon is was learned that the ankle injury will keep Strug out of the
individual all-around competition.
She hopes to be well enough to compete in the vault finals on Sunday and
floor exercise on Monday.
Tonight the Dream Team and US men's soccer team will be in action.
The US must beat Portugal in soccer to advance to the next round.
Carolina Panthers training camp continues at Wofford College in South
The second year team knows matching talent with the other established NFL
teams is a tall order, at least for the first few years.
As Steve Mason reports the cats are compensating in other ways.
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SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panthers Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; :42
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((Cut out mental mistakes. It's that simple. The Panthers were the 6th
least penalized team in the league in their first season. The beginning of camp
and some scorching summer heat have been linked to more mental errors. Coach
Dom Capers is not happy about it.
((DOM CAPERS/PANTHERS HEAD COACH:))
Running back Tim Biakabatuka is still holding out, so Rookies Marquette
Smith and Winslow Oliver are getting more reps.
((:KERRY COLLINS/PANTHERS QUARTERBACK:))
Coming up at six, Joe Gibbs son JD was at New River testing his late model
stock car today, we'll let you know if he plans to race this Saturday night in
the Kroger-WDBJ 250.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
It isn't an olympic event but it does involve swimming a distance.
The only thing is- these athletes are HORSES.
This morning was the 71st annual pony roundup and swim.
Nearly 50-thousand people turned out this year to cheer on the wild ponies.
Walking part of the way and swimming the rest, about 100 ponies crossed the
Assateague Channel to Chincoteague.
The ponies were penned after the 400-yard cross.
Tomorrow they go on the auction block.
Last year the local volunteer fire department raised over 70 thousand
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
The U-S women's gymnastics team turned in a gold medal performance last
night in Atlanta, but the training that carried them to the Olympics has
consumed years of their lives.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with the story of local gymnasts who share
Jean, you don't have to travel to Atlanta to find a dedicated group of
Tonight on News 7 at six, we'll introduce you to some talented young women
in Roanoke who are chasing their own dreams on the uneven bars and the balance
We'll have that story, Jean
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and the rest of the day's news weather and sports in one-half hour.