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New rules to regulate tobacco could be ready for the President's approval by
An administration source tells CBS news the President will accept the food
and drug administration request- Rita Braver explains.
SUPER=01-Sen. Edward Kennedy/(D) Massachusetts; 45
OUT Q=very important."
((The source says the new FDA rule will say that "cigarettes and smokeless
tobacco are delivery devices for nicotine...a drug that causes addiction and
other significant pharmacological effects.
The rule will say the FDA has jurisdiction here...because it can regulate any
"drug or device....intended to affect the structure or any function in the
body. Nicotine in cigarettes and smokeless tobacco "...does that...because it
causes and sustains addiction."
The President is expected to introduce new rules that apply only to sale
of tobacco to minors...limits that have previously been discussed...on how
cigarettes can be sold and advertised. Senator Edward Kennedy...a important
tobacco opponent today applauded the president's plan:
KENNEDY: THE GREATEST PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT IS BASICALLY TOBACCO IN OUR
SOCIETY...AND I THINK THAT THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS DEALING PARTICULARLY
WITH THE THREAT THIS HAS FOR CHILDREN IS VERY COURAGEOUS AND VERY IMPORTANT.))
The FDA is regulating tobacco as a delivery device for nicotine not as a
drug because it believes that will be easier to defend in court.
Tobacco companies are already threatening to sue.
You CAN take it with you- your health insurance that is.
Starting next summer Americans will be able to keep health insurance when
they change jobs- regardless of their condition.
President Clinton signed the bill into law today.
((TODAY WE DECLARE A VICTORY FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. NO
LONGER WILL YOU LIVE IN FEAR OF LOSING HEALTH INSURANCE BECAUSE OF THE STATE OF
OUT Q=OF YOUR HEALTH."
The President says the legislation signed today seals the cracks in the
American medical system.
A three-car collision in Pulaski County killed one person and injured three
others this afternoon.
It happened on route 11 between Fairlawn and Dublin around 3:15.
Two cars hit head-on, and a third vehicle crashed into the wreckage.
State police say 36-year Keith Allison of Roanoke was killed when the car he
was driving crossed the center line and collided head on with another vehicle.
Allison's two children were both injured in the accident.
One was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The other was taken to Pulaski
Community. There is no word on their conditions.
A woman driving another vehicle was also seriously hurt.
Police have not released her name.
A Roanoke prosecutor will head up an investigation into a possible conflict
of interest case involving economic development on the Southside.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors approached Commonwealth's
Attorney David Grimes in June about a possible investigation.
But Grimes, who's been working in Pittsylvania County for a number of years,
decided to seek a special prosecutor.
This week a court order turned the case over to Roanoke City Commonwealth
Attorney Donald Caldwell and his assistant Betty Jo Anthony.
Both Grimes and the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors have been tight
lipped about the case.
They've declined to name the agency or persons being looked at.
IN Q=All we
((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:ALL WE HAVE HERE IS A
QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE EXPLORED, THERE IS NOT AN ACCUSATION OF ANY KIND AT
THIS POINT. BUT THAT THE PUBLIC DESERVES TO HAVE A COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN THE
NEUTRALITY OF THE INVESTIGATION AND I THINK HAVING A SUBSTITUTE PROSECUTOR COME
IN , SOMEBODY OF THE CALIBRE OF MR. CALDWELL, WHO HAS THAT TYPE OF EXPERIENCE
AND REPUTATION, COME IN, THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE
CONFIDENCE IN WHATEVER RESULT HE REACHES IN THE INVESTIGATION.))
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
OUT Q=in the investigation.
A violation of the Virginia conflict of interest statute is considered a
A judge has refused to let Sharon Bottoms visit her five year old son in the
presence of her lesbian lover.
However Judge Buford Parsons did expand Bottom's visitation rights today.
Her son Tyler will be allowed to visit his mother on weekends and holidays
at her apartment.
But the judge says Tyler will not be allowed contact with his mother's
partner April Wade.
Bottoms says she is saddened by the order.
Wade says she is angry.
Last week Bottoms dropped her three year battle to win custody of her son.
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot
An anonymous tip helped Nelson County authorities break up a marijuana
growing operation yesterday.
Nelson sheriff Ron Wood says deputies nabbed 26-year old William Wayne Seale
as he reportedly tended to a patch of marijuana plants near Nellysford.
More than 200-thousand dollars worth of pot plants were confiscated from the
Seale is being held on a ten-thousand dollar bond.
He's charged with manufacturing marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Marijuana was the target as investigators took to the skies over Franklin
After two days of hunting, local and state authorities found nearly one
thousand plants-- which is fewer than usual.
Some of today's find was in the Snow Creek section.
A total of five helicopters are circling the entire county.
Investigators say the aerial pot searches are the most effective.
IN Q=From up in the air
((DAVID CUNDIFF/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: FROM UP IN THE AIR, YOU CAN TELL
THE MARIJUANA'S JUST A DIFFERENT COLOR GREEN FROM ANY OTHER TYPE VEGETATION
COLOR THERE IS. YOU CAN SPOT IT OUT PRETTY EASY. THAT'S ONE REASON IT'S
EFFECTIVE BY FLYING. ))
SUPER=01-David Cundiff/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=effective by flying
Cundiff says pot growers are getting tougher to locate, though.
Their latest trick is to rent land in another county- -one not so heavily
patrolled as Franklin Co.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, the children of the baby boomers flood the
And we'll explain why this year's Freshmen at V-M-I are in a hurry to join the
Patrick in the WX Office
MUSIC UP FULL
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Baby boomers BABIES are starting school- in record numbers.
More than 51 million children will enter elementary and secondary schools
The U.S. is at a midpoint in a trend of rising enrollment.
By the year 2006. 55 million students will be educated in the U.S.
((RICHARD REILLY/EDUCATION SECRETARY: IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS WE'L HAVE TO BUILD
ANOTHER SIX THOUSAND SCHOOLS, HIRE AN ADDITIONAL 190 THOUSAND TEACHERS AND BE
PREPARED TO INVEST IN OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION IN MANY MANY OTHER WAYS.))
SUPER=01-Richard Reilly/Education Secretary;
OUT Q=MANY MANY OTHER WAYS."
The last record was set in 1971 when baby boomers were in school.
Students are returning to Blacksburg for the start of classes on Monday.
And Virginia Tech officials now say the off-campus housing shortage is not
as severe as they first feared.
That is, unless you're one of the students with no place to live.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=it's a little bit
SUPER=01-Tony Britton/Va. Tech Senior; :00
SUPER=01-Ken Welborn/Va. Tech Junior; :23
SUPER=01-Lanny Cross/V.P. for Student Affairs; :45
SUPER=01-Karen Frazier/VT Off-Campus Housing Dir.; 1:05
OUT Q=Tracy Altizer, News 7.
((TONY BRITTON/VA TECH SENIOR: IT'S A LITTLE BIT OVERWHELMING THOUGH, IT IS. IT
GETS SCARY AS THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS, YOU KNOW, DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GONNA DO.
So Tony Britton continues to pour through apartment listings, most of which
are already full.
So does Ken Welborn.
He gave up his apartment last Spring to find a new roommate, never expecting
the bigger problem would be just finding a place to live.
((KEN WELBORN/VA TECH JUNIOR: IT'S KIND OF DISAPPOINTING. LAST FALL IT WAS
PRETTY EASY TO FIND A PLACE RIGHT OFF THE BAT, BUT THIS FALL IT'S JUST NOT
Moments later, Welborn left with this man, who happened to walk into the
office to list a room for rent.
University officials say the community has responded to the call for help.
((OKAY, WHAT KIND OF RENT WOULD YOU BE ASKING? ))
But there's little leeway for students to be selective.
((LANNY CROSS/V.P. FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS: SO I'M SURE THAT WE'RE CROWDED AND
STUDENTS ARE IN SITUATIONS THAT WOULD NOT BE THE MOST DESIRABLE FOR THEM, BUT
AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NOT REACHED THE CONCLUSION THAT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING
But even as students slowly find their own accommodations, more are arriving
at a loss.
((KAREN FRAZIER/VT OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING DIRECTOR: WE'RE STILL HEARING FROM
STUDENTS WHO HAVE JUST RECEIVED THEIR ACCEPTANCE FROM THE GRADUATE SCHOOL, WHO
HAVE JUST RECEIVED THEIR ACCEPTANCE TO COME TO TECH AS TRANSFER STUDENTS. ))
PLEASE TACK THE REST OF THIS, WHICH MARK HAS ALREADY EDITED AND FED DOWN, ONTO
THE 6PM PKG DIRECTLY AFTER KAREN FRAZIER'S BITE. JUST COVER UP THAT LAST CART
SEGMENT AND LAST SOUNDBITE ON THE SIX PKG.
The university is baffled over what has caused the housing shortage.
suSome feel there are a number of factors contributing to the problem. For
example, Tech's enrollment is up. At the same time, fewer students appear
willing to share apartments with multiple roommates. And Montgomery County's
strong economy has more professionals moving in, needing housing of their
Tech officials say they plan to work with leasing agents and students to
prevent similar problems next year. Tracy Altizer, News 7.
Tomorrow, Tracy will take a look at some of the problems students, and other
tenants may encounter AFTER they sign their leases.
It may never be the same again.
Once women join the corps of cadets at Virginia Military Institute, the
annual orientation for the rat class is bound to change.
Keith Humphry was "ON POST" today.
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :19
SUPER=01-Joey Bates/VMI Cadet from Buena Vista;:47
SUPER=01-Barry Williams/VMI Cadet from Cloverdale;1:27
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS-7.
The class of 2000 was full of bravado- -louder than ever.
Freshmen rats actually taunted the upperclassmen who're called upon to
indoctrinate the in-coming class. They chanted: "We want the Cadre," as if
they were growing impatient for their tormentors to appear.
Even the superintendent noticed something unusual here.
SOT Bunting first response
IN Q=Despite our best efforts
((DESPITE YOUR BEST EFFORTS, THERE'S NO HOLDING BACK THE FACT THAT THESE KIDS
REALIZE THIS MAY BE THE LAST YEAR OF WHAT THEY ARE. I THINK THEY RESPOND TO IT
IN A POSITIVE WAY. I THINK THEY WANT THE FULL EXPERIENCE, AND WE WILL CERTAINLY
GIVE IT TO THEM.))
OUT Q=give it to them.
NAT SOT- -in your face
The upperclassmen are typically just a year or two older- -but wiser by
leagues of experience. Nonetheless they have to cut-short their summer
vacation to come back early for this rite of indoctrination.
SOT 2nd cadet; HIS 2ND RESPONSE
((AT THE END OF THE WEEK, THEN YOU ACTUALLY SEE THE NEW CADETS OUT MARCHING, WE
ENJOY SEEING THAT BECAUSE IT'S THE BENEFIT OF OUR HARD WORK AND THEIR HARD WORK
TO STRIVE TO BE WHAT WE ARE.))
OUT Q=citizen soldiers.
Of course each of these upperclassmen was once a "rat" himself.
None of them has forgotten what it's like when those columns of grey tunics
file into the barracks to that solemn drum beat.
drum beat- -column of cadre enters
13:07:30 "Rats, meet your cadre."- -plus the ensuing racket for a moment
SOT 2nd response from Black cadet
IN Q=It's scary
((IT'S SCARY, REALLY SCARY. So you can empathize with these guys? YES SIR.
Nonetheless, you're not giving them any breaks, are you? NO, SIR, YOU DON'T
LEARN THAT WAY.))
OUT Q=learn that way.
By the end of the week you may not recognize some of these young men.
Keith Humphry, News 7.
Another industry expansion in Pulaski-
Jefferson Mills broke ground today for a new 21 thousand square-foot
Town council has already agreed to close First Street between Valley and
Maple Streets to allow the expansion.
It won't mean any new jobs immediately, but it will free up space for
((DAVE SPANGLER/JEFFERSON MILLS PRES. & CEO: SO WE WILL ADD TWO MACHINES WE'VE
ALREADY ORDERED AND THEY'LL BE HERE IN JANUARY. IT'LL TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 12
PEOPLE JUST TO OPERATE THOSE TWO MACHINES, AND THE AUXILIARY PEOPLE NECESSARY
TO MOVE THAT MUCH MORE YARN. ))
SUPER=01-Dave Spangler/Jefferson Mills Pres & CEO;
OUT Q=much more yarn.
Jefferson Mills is a yarn-processing operation.
It currently employs 400 people.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, up next we'll meet a Franklin County woman who hopes her
magazine becomes a popular monthly tradition,
and we'll see what happens when a group of hair stylists go wild with their
MUSIC UP FULL
One of the fastest growing publications in our area is written every month
in the sleepy little Sontag (SAHN-tag) section of Franklin County.
The creator of "Blue Ridge Traditions" says she's now distributing about
10-thousand copies of her magazine a month.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=The people
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :25
SUPER=01-Peggy Ann Sloan/Blue Ridge Traditions Pub.; :31
OUT Q=LB, News-7, Sontag.
IN Q=The people
((PEGGY ANN SLOAN/BLUE RIDGE TRADITIONS PUBLISHER: THE PEOPLE ARE INDIVIDUALS
BUT THE HEIRS OF A SHARED HERITAGE. THEY HAVE A SENSE OF PLACE, UNQUESTIONED
VALUES. BRING US YOUR CIVILIZATION THEY SAY, BUT LEAVE US OUR CULTURE.))
OUT Q=our culture.
That's a sample of the poetry, folklore, and historical items you'll find in
Blue Ridge Traditions, a small magazine dedicated to preserving the culture of
Each month for the past three years Peggy Ann Sloan has put together the
issues in her 1848 farmhouse in Franklin County.
IN Q=I used
((SLOAN: I USED TO SPEND MY SUMMERS HERE WHEN I WAS LITTLE. AND WHEN I MOVED
FROM ROANOKE TO FRANKLIN COUNTY, I THOUGHT I'D LIKE TO DO SOMETHING ON THE
CULTURE, THE HISTORY, AND THE FOLKLORE, AND ALL THE REAL INTERESTING THINGS
THAT GO ON IN THIS AREA.))
OUT Q=this area.
The magazine has everything from Civil War accounts to gardening advice.
And that formula has proven popular...10- thousand copies of Blue Ridge
Traditions are printed every month and it has lots of advertisers.
IN Q=I have
((SLOAN: I HAVE ABOUT 45 THIS PAST ISSUE. AND NOW PEOPLE ARE CALLING ME TO
OUT Q=to advertise.
IN Q=Sloan says
((Sloan says one Blue Ridge Tradition she hasn't written about is Franklin
County's legendary ability to produce moonshine. But that could be the topic
of a later issue. Len Besthoff, News-7, Sontag.))
OUT Q=LB, News-7, Sontag.))
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Plenty of sports tonight, with everything from soccer to the other kind of
And of course plenty of baseball.
And a little bit of this. Dennis Rodman was dressed as the bride today in New
York with a very formal full length wedding gown, lipstick, gloves and a blonde
He was supposed to be married today but he at least went into Barnes and
Noble for a book signing.
He was supposed to tie the knot, but it appears the whole thing was a
publicity stunt....that worked!
Now the scores.
wipe to boards
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0092-j/Pittsburgh/5//Houston/2///j/San Francisco/12//New York/3///;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/1//Colorado/8/5/Two Late Games//;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Soccer action last night from the Eastern division of of the MLS as the D.C.
United hit the road to play the Metrostars at the Meadowlands.
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/MSG; :00
DC United fell behind one to nothing one this gola, but then outscored the
Metrostars 3-to-1 the rest of the way as little Richie Williams beats Tony
Meola with the wicked shot.
But never party too hard after A SCORE, because a friend could head butt you
and cut open your eye.
Williams was OK and so was DC, as Raul Diaz Arce gets the game winner at
the 77th minute of play again beating Meola to make it a 3-to-2 game.
DC stays in second in the East.
The Salem Avalanche beat the Durham Bulls last night by a 4-to-3 court over
at Memorial stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Bulls vs. Avalanche; :00
Bill Swift was back on the hill last night continuing his rehab. But he gave
up all three Durham runs and seven hits before leaving.
Salem would make things happen with the glove tonight, watch Elvis Pena with
the flip to Nate holdren for the putout at first.
Salem would also get it going at the plate as Garrett Newbart hits triple
down the right field line and chases home the speedy Pookie Jones.
Newbart would create some more excitement in his next at bat as a wild pitch
allows Chad Gambill to score.
Holdren added another homer and Salem wins it 4-to-3.
Bad news for the Chicago Cubs today as they found out slugger Sammy Sosa will
miss the next four to six weeks with a broken bone in his right hand.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Yesterday; :00
The injury occurred yesterday afternoon when Sosa was hit on the hand with a
Mark Hutton fastball in the first inning of the Cubs game with Florida.
Sosa not only leads the national league 40 homers and 100 rbis, he's also
been somewhat of an ironman.
He had played in 304 consecutive games before today.
wipe to eng# !!!!!!
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Marlins vs. Cubs; :00
Sosa spent today in broadcast booth watching the game, and pregame ceremonies
as the Cubs honored for Chicago great Andre Dawson who is retiring at season's
The Cubs got 6 runs in the first two innings and big day from Sosa's
replacement Scott Bullett, who had three hits and three rbis in the 8-to-3
The California Angels got the best of the New York Yankees on a hot muggy
day in the Big Apple.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Angels vs. Yankees; :00
Well, actually it was Chili in New York - as Chili Davis beat the Yankees
Chili ripped two, two run homers. One SUPER=35-California/7/New York/1;
coming in the first and another in the ninth.
The Angels hammer New York 7-to-1.
WIPE TO ENG##
Hanging Rock Golf club assistant pro Chip Sullivan made some history
yesterday as he won the PGA sectional championship on the Golden Horseshoe
course in Williamsburg.
Sullivan won the Mid Atlantic assistant pro title earlier this year and he
now the first club pro to ever win both in the same year.
He now automatically qualifies for the Kemper Open, the Michelob Classic, and
the Nike Dominion Open. Plus, he'll now play in the national club pro
championship in Palm Springs, California in September.
He won yesterday's title in style with a hole in one on a 214 yard par 3 hole
with a four iron.
Closer to home Brandon LaCroix won a playoff with Darrell Byrd to capture the
Bob McLelland invitational title.
Northside nipped Franklin County by three strokes to win the team title over
at Blue Hills last night.
CBS sports is back in the fast lane with NASCAR.
Today the network announced it has reached a multi-year agreement to
broadcast the newly created "Texas 500" at the soon to be finished Texas Motor
The first race will be broadcast on April 6th of next year.
Still to come on this Wednesday, we'll meet all-american Thomas Haskins
and see how the VMI senior plans to lead the Keydets to the upper ranks of
the Southern Conference this season.
And don't forget, Friday Football Extra kicks off its 13th season this
Friday night with our annual preseason special.
The half our of fun begins as always at 11:35.
VMI is flying high and looking to improve on last year respectable 4 and 7
Much of the team's success this season will no doubt rest of the shoulders
of senior all american running back Thomas Haskins.
A man who Steve Mason found out has it all in perspective.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=04-1995-96 Season/Liberty vs. VMI; :06
SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Thomas Haskins/VMI Tailback; :33
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((He's a 1st team all-american and the Southern Conference offensive
player of the year. Despite his recent success, VMI tailback Thomas Haskins has
spent most of his career overcoming adversity. Coming to VMI as a 145 pound
freshman was his physical obstacle.
((BILL STEWART/VMI HEAD COACH:))
((THOMAS HASKINS/VMI TAILBACK:))
Haskins now weighs about 180 pounds, 8 more than last season. He bench
presses 340 and squats 500!!
With last years entire receiving core gone, there will be even more pressure
on Haskins, who will also assume some return duties this season.
Haskins is not only VMI's all time leading rusher, he also competes on the
Keydet track team. Steve mason, News 7 sports.))
Dennis Rodman- eat your heart out-
These hair styles make Rodman look mild.
Take a look at this zipper french roll.
Or how about intricately designed braids.
The "hair wars" show travels the country- giving stylists a chance to go
((THIS IS LIKE MY DEDICATION TO THE 96 OLYMPICS. THESE ARE THE RINGS HERE AND
THIS IS THE FLAME BEHIND IT.))
((I HAVE A BANANA PEEL WITH A LITTLE WHITE GOING AND THE FLIP AT THE END.))
OUT Q=THE FLIP AT THE END."
Not much compares to the highlight of this show- the hairy copter contest-
((I'M CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF AND I'M ON MY WAY TO PARIS.))
OUT Q=I'm on my way to Paris."
First prize pays 1-thousand bucks.