The President declares opens season on nicotine delivery devices- -better
known as cigarettes.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
...reaction from famers, Clinton's fellow Democrat L-F Payne and a race track
owner worried about ad revenue.
Tonight in sports, Friday Football Extra is set to kick off its 13th season
tonight, I'll have a preview of tonight preseason special, plus Qualifying is
underway at Bristol for the Cup cars,
And Rock Mast announces he changing teams next season as he joins forces with
Butch Mock Motorsports.
Spotty showers tonight and more on the way tomorrow as cooler weather slips
in by Sunday. More on the weekend weather coming up.
President Bill Clinton's threatened crackdown on the tobacco industry has
The industry faces tough new regulations after Clinton signed an executive
order today that declares nicotine an addictive drug.
The order means tobacco products will now be regulated as delivery devices
Among other things teenagers would have to prove they're old enough to buy
IN Q=THE VAST MAJORITY
((PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO SMOKE IN AMERICA
TODAY STARTED WHEN THEY WERE TEENAGERS. IF THEY DON'T START SMOKING WHEN
THEY'RE ON THE SCHOOL YARD IT'S VERY LIKELY THEY NEVER WILL.))
OUT Q=THEY NEVER WILL
These regulations also place limits on tobacco advertising in magazines
aimed at teenagers.
Southside Virginia tobacco growers and their supporters aren't holding back.
The President of the Danville Tobacco Association calls the move the most
insensitive he's ever seen by a President.
Harry Lea (LEE) was joined by local lawmakers and farmers for a press
conference at Hollands Tobacco Warehouse in Danville.
The overall feeling there was one of disgust and outrage.
IN Q=To me
((HARRY LEA/DANVILLE TOBACCO ASSN. PRES.:TO ME, IT'S A TERRIBLE BLUNDER, YOU'VE
GOT ROUGHLY 25- PLUS MILLION TOBACCO USERS, QUITE FRANKLY I'D LOVE TO SEE THEM
GET TOGETHER, SEE NETWORK AMONG RURAL FARM INDIVIDUALS, WHETHER THEY'RE FARMING
TOBACCO OR NOT, JUST TO SHOW THE INSENSITIVITY OF THE GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW,
BEING INVOLVED IN THE LIVELIHOOD, CRITICAL LIVELIHOODS, OF THE SOUTHEASTERN
FARM COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Danville Tobacco Assn. Pres.; :
OUT Q=farm community.
Lea (LEE) is also concerned about the impact the move will have on the
current tobacco market.
One of Clinton's fellow Democrats says the move to regulate nicotine is
nothing more than election year posturing.
Congressman L.F. Payne says the President is trying to make voters forget
recent statistics that show teen DRUG use is on the rise.
Payne represents the Fifth District, where tobacco growers are the backbone
of the southside's economy.
IN Q=Clearly I'm
((REP. L.F. PAYNE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: CLEARLY I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR
THE PEOPLE WHO I REPRESENT, THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. BY THE SAME TOKEN I
THINK EVERY AMERICAN OUGHT TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE
HERE IS A PRESIDENT AND A GROUP OF UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS MAKING LAW. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. L.F. Payne/(D) 5th District; :00
OUT Q=bureaucrats making law.
Payne says there are better ways to prevent teenagers from smoking.
He adds the regulations may not hold up to a legal challenge from the
tobacco and advertising industries.
President Clinton's crack down on tobacco advertising is fueling controversy
in the motor sports industry.
The plan calls for a ban on tobacco sponsorship of sporting events and brand
name advertising on things like t-shirts and hats.
The owner of the Bristol Motor Speedway says companies such as R- J-
Reynolds have contributed a lot to racing.
IN Q=They've helped
((BRUTON SMITH/BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY OWNER: THEY'VE HELPED BRING THE SPORT TO
WHERE IT IS TODAY. IT'S VERY POPULAR AND GROWING EVERYDAY. IT'S MORE POPULAR
THAN BILL CLINTON IS.))
SUPER=01-Bruton Smith/Bristol Motor Speedway Owner;
OUT Q=Bill Clinton is.
Clinton says the new regulations mean -- in his words -- "Joe Camel and the
Marlboro Man will be out of our children's reach forever."
Smith say no one else is waiting in the wings to relace Reynolds if tobacco
is forced out of the sport.
Freshmen won't be the only new faces at Halifax County High School.
This year, a Sheriff's deputy will patrol the halls to ensure "teachers can
teach" and "students can learn".
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=This is a
SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Halifax Co. High School Principal; :00
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Ken Walker/Halifax Co. Superintendent; :14
SUPER=01-David Martin/Halifax Co. Deputy; :51
SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; 1:12
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
IN Q=This is a win
((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX CO. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:THIS IS A WIN, WIN SITUATION.))
OUT Q=win, situation.
School Principal Larry Clark helped outline the new security system during
an afternoon luncheon with teachers.
Many hope the presence of law enforcement will cut down on negative
IN Q=I know
((DR. KEN WALKER/HALIFAX CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT:I KNOW SOMETIMES WHEN WE
HAVE AN INCIDENT WE GET A LOT OF PUBLICITY AND PEOPLE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
ASSUME THAT WE HAVE A WAR ZONE. BUT WE NEED TO SHARE I THINK THE REALITY,
THAT IT IS AN ORDERLY SCHOOL, AND THAT STUDENTS ARE LEARNING HERE AND YOU HAVE
A GREAT DEAL TO DO WITH THAT AND I COMMEND YOU FOR IT. ))
OUT Q=you for it.
Each week, a different deputy will be assigned to the school.
By alternating-- sheriff's officials believe there's less chance for the
students and deputies to develop a rapport.
And, unlike a security guard, the deputies will be able to make an arrest on
IN Q=I'm just proud
((DAVID MARTIN/HALIFAX CO. DEPUTY:I'M JUST PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS, I THINK
IT'S UNPRECEDENTED STEP TOWARD COOPERATION AND I THINK THAT ITS SOMETHING THATS
NEEDED TO BE HERE FOR MAYBE A FEW YEARS NOW, YOU KNOW, WITH THE INCREASE IN
VIOLENCE AND DRUGS THAT WE'VE GOT IN THE COUNTY. ))
OUT Q=in the county.
The new arrangement won't cost the sheriff's department a cent. The Halifax
County Board of Supervisors will be picking up the tab.
IN Q=I really
((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: I REALLY GAINED A DEPUTY, I GOT A POSITION
THAT I DIDN'T HAVE AND AT THOSE TIMES OF THE YEAR WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN
SESSION, I HAVE A FULL TIME DEPUTY PATROLLING THE STREETS. ))
OUT Q=the streets.
School officials will begin monitoring the progress of the new arrangement
when students head back to school, on Monday. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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When News 7 at six returns, one of Salem's largest employers could be facing
and if you're moving into an apartment this weekend, you'll want to stay tuned.
We'll have advice on things you may want to look for before you move in.
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It appears more layoffs are on the horizon for the Yokohama plant in Salem.
Local 10-23 president Eddie Robitson says the company notified him of the
layoffs earlier in the week.
But at this point, he doesn't know how many employees will be put out of
Last month, Yokohama cut 44 jobs from the Salem plant, and shutdown
operations for a week.
And yesterday the company announced another 6- day work stoppage.
Officials at Yokohama's California headquarters would not confirm this
LATEST round of layoffs... but would not rule them out, either.
A Bedford man is in jail, charged with molesting four children left in his
33- year- old Charles Wayne Bartleson faces five counts of forcible sodomy
and six counts of aggravated sexual battery.
Authorities say the victims were children Bartleson had been babysitting for
the past eight months.
His arrest stems from a complaint by a young boy he allegedly molested.
Bartleson remains held without bond.
Authorities don't know if more children might be involved.
Virginia CARES argued today that that the Governor has violated the state
constitution with his veto of its funding.
But program officials are also wondering why that funding is NOT being spent
The Roanoke-based program provides statewide support services for soon-to-be
released inmates and former prisoners.
In a hearing today in Richmond, a deputy and assistant Attorney General said
the 1-point-8 million dollars for the program would NOT be spent on anything in
IN Q=It struck
((BILL HOPKINS/VA. CARES ATTORNEY: IT STRUCK ME AS ODD. I DON'T KNOW. WHAT
THEY SAY THEY'VE DONE IS FOUND MONIES FROM OTHER SOURCES TO USE FOR THESE
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I THINK THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY DID THEY VETO
THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IN THIS PARTICULAR YEAR? I THINK THAT PROBABLY HAS
SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT I WAS THE PATRON ON THE AMENDMENT.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hopkins/Va. CARES Attorney;
OUT Q=the amendment.
What Delegate Cranwell sees as a poltical grudge match, the Governor says is
just opening the funding up to the competitive bidding process.
Virginia CARES director Lin Edlich has applied for that money.
Without it, the program shuts down September 30th.
If you've ever disagreed with your landlord or walked away with less than
you feel you deserve from a security deposit, you know how frustrating it can
Double Boxes=Keith/Tracy Microwave
Tracy Altizer is in Blacksburg with some tips on avoiding those problems.
Keith, a lot of tenants complain that security deposits are money down the
But if you take the right steps, it doesn't have to be that way.
IN Q=The most important time
SUPER=01-Pat Cupp/BCR Property Management; :10
SUPER=01-Rebekah Turner/First-time Tenant; :23
SUPER=01-Piper Durrell/VT Student Legal Services; :43
SUPER=01-Steven Want/Lawyer; :59
SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/Lawyer; 1:24
SUPER=01-Gerard Marks/Legal Aid Attorney; 1:45
SUPER=01-Lori Moon/Chase Management Group; 1:57
OUT Q=all the other bills.
(( The most important time of the lease may be the move IN.
Document everything, down to the last scratch, even if it takes extra pages
beyond the inspection form.
((PAT CUPP/BCR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: NOTHING IS PERFECT. SO IF YOU'VE GOT A
CRACKED WINDOW OR IF YOU'VE GOT AN APARTMENT THAT'S NOT CLEAN, CHECK IT IN. ))
The reason, many people don't know what to expect on the move OUT
((REBEKAH TURNER/FIRST-TIME RENTER: THEY HAVEN'T REALLY TALKED ABOUT IT, LIKE
WHAT THEY'RE GONNA DO OR ANYTHING. BUT I'M SURE IT'S KIND OF SIMILAR PROBABLY
TO THE DORM, BECAUSE WE'VE HAD INSPECTION THERE TO. ))
By move-out time it's too late.
Without proof to the contrary, you may be charged for dirt or damage that
was there from the start.
You may even want to take pictures.
And keep a copy of what you write down. Not all landlords will provide it
((PIPER DURRELL/VT STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES: ITS SURPRISING HOW MANY LANDLORDS
DON'T HAVE THAT ORIGINAL INSPECTION REPORT IN THE FILES. ))
Copy every work order, document or correspondence regarding your lease.
If your security deposit isn't returned by the 30-day deadline, request it
in writing by certified mail.
((STEVEN WANT/LAWYER: SO THAT YOU HAVE PROOF THAT THE LANDLORD'S
REPRESENTATIVES HAVE RECEIVED IT AND WHEN THE LANDLORD'S REPRESENTATIVES
RECEIVED IT. ))
Keep copies of all your paper work for five years. That's the statute of
limitations for a lease and ALL contracts, and you'll need those documents if
you end up in court.
Sometimes damages add up to more than the security deposit. If the landlord
can't find you right away, that doesn't mean they won't you later.
((PATRICK MOORE/LAWYER: IT'S NOT UNCOMMON HERE FOR LANDLORDS TO OBTAIN
JUDGEMENTS IN THE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLAR RANGE, IN ADDITION TO YOUR SECURITY
And when the charges do add up or the bills go unpaid, don't assume you're
off the hook if your roommate is at fault.
Most leases hold all tenants jointly and severally liable, that means
EVERYONE on the lease is responsible.
((GERARD MARKS/LEGAL AID ATTORNEY: THE LANDLORD CAN COME AFTER THIS PERSON EVEN
IF IT WAS THE OTHER TENANT WHO DEFAULTED. ))
Some landlords encourage roommates to draw up agreements with each other as
an added protection.
((LORI MOON/CHASE MANAGEMENT GROUP: EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE THE GREATEST FRIENDS IN
THE WORLD, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GET AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM AND MAKE SURE
WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THE ELECTRIC BILL, WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THE RENT, WHO'S IN
CHARGE OF ALL THE OTHER BILLS. ))
Above all, read your lease and ask questions about anything you don't
understand BEFORE you sign it.
Once you move in, take care of your apartment and clean it thoroughly before
you move out.
Analysts say growing concerns over inflation and interest rates edged the
stock market down today.
The DOW lost 11 points to close for the week at 57-hundred-22.
NASDAQ fell one point.
Shots were fired. There was some minor vandalism. And thousands of
dollars worth of equipment was stolen from Back Creek Elementary School last
When staff members arrived shortly after seven o'clock this morning, they
found the back door shot up- -some B-B pellets on the ground.
A dozen screws had been removed to take out the metal grate that covered
thick glass window panes.
The principal says the thieves broke into most- -but not all- - of the
SOT 4:43:10 off camera- -broken glass- teacher soft in bg:
IN Q=When we came
((WHEN WE CAME IN THIS MORNING THIS IS THE WAY WE FOUND OUR SCHOOL.))
OUT Q=found our school.
* * * Keith on ENG * * *
The loss includes T-V's, V-C-R's and a brand new laser-disk player.
A teddy bear was left in shreds on the floor of one classroom, but Ron
Weaver says new computers weren't touched.
IN Q=Some fairly
((RON WEAVER/PRINCIPAL: SOME FAIRLY VALUABLE ITEMS WERE PASSED UP AS THEY WENT
THROUGH THE SCHOOL, FORTUNATELY FOR US. BUT SOME OTHER THINGS WERE TAKEN THAT
ARE GOING TO BE EXPENSE OR DIFFICULT TO REPLACE.))
OUT Q=to replace.
County police report they "have evidence that may lead to the identity of
suspects" in the break-in.
Blacksburg police charged a 22 year- old man with D-U-I after he crashed his
pickup truck into an apartment building.
It happened shortly after midnight on University City Boulevard.
Police say 22 year- old Mark Heinrich missed a curve and went crashing into
the side of Sturbridge Square Apartments.
No one was in the apartment at the time.
The Triangle Lanes Bowling Alley in Christiansburg is cleaning up after an
The fire started in a power amp sometime between eight and eight- thirty
Water and smoke caused the worst of the damage.
The main computer scoring system was destroyed.
No one was inside when the fire broke out.
Coming up next, Tiger Woods advances to the semi finals of the U-S Amateur
Mark Martin's on the pole at Bristol.
Rick Mast failed to qualify for the top 25 but he will be a new ride next
The Winston Cup crowd is in Bristol this weekend inhaling President Clinton's
new government regulations limit the advertising practices of tobacco
But Rick Mast wasn't blowing smoke when he made good on his promise to change
teams for next season.
SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00
Car Owner Butch Mock announced this afternoon that he has signed Rick Mast to
drive his Fords through the year 2000.
Mast will now give up the Hooters Pontiac and take a shot at putting the
Remington Ford in victory lane.
Mock's cars have been competitive on several occasions, but neither Todd
Bodine nor Morgan Shepherd were able to put a ride in victory lane the last two
Bristol is a busy place today with WinstonCup qualifying taking
place at this moment, Busch qualifying was just completed and later tonight
there is a Busch Grand National event.
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/ESPN2; :00
Larry Pearson provided most of the excitement during Busch grand national
time trials as he went out and lost control in turn two, did a 360 and smacked
the outside wall.
Jeff Fuller surprised a whole lot of folks by winning the pole for tonight's
race with the top qualifying speed of 121 point 029 miles an hour.
The Cup cars are just getting ready to go out and no one is more excited
about tomorrow's night's Winston Cup event than Darrell Waltrip.
IN Q="It's just...
((DARRELL WALTRIP/12 CAREER WINS AT BRISTOL:))
SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/12 Career Wins At Bristol; :00
OUT Q=...IF I CAN."
Friday Football Extra's 13th season kicks off tonight at 11;35 with our
annual preseason special.
Here's a look at some of the stories we'll have for you tonight.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Lee Hankins/Bland Co. Captain;:20
SUPER=01-Ed Martin/George Washington Head Coach; :43
OUT Q=...AT PULASKI CO."
(( Imagine tying your shoe with only one arm. Sound Tough? How about playing
football without that limb.
Tonight Steve Mason will have the inspiring story of Bland County captain
((LEE HANKINS/BLAND CO. CAPTAIN:))
Ed Martin has also overcome his own personal hardship. Roy Stanley meets
with him tonight as year after undergoing open heart surgery at Duke and losing
his brother in last year's collapse of the Timberlake Dam.
((ED MARTIN/G.W. DANVILLE HEAD COACH:))
We'll also get you up to date on all the district changes that have taken
place over the off-season. Plus hear from Paul Wheeler, who has resurfaced at
One of our Friday Football Extra teams will open tonight.
Roanoke Catholic hits the road for a game against Kenniston Forest.
This afternoon the school unveiled a touch stone. The idea is to have all
athletes at the school touch the stone before they enter competition.
The stone is mounted on a plaque honoring the 1994 state championship team
and its an inspiration for all athletes at the Catholic school.
IN Q="it takes...
((MIKE SLENSKI/ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/Athletic Association President; :
OUT Q=.......great success."
After the players, coaches and cheerleaders touched the stone the players
boarded a bus for a 7:30 kickoff.
IN Q="We're playing
((JOHN COOKE/CATHOLIC HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-John Cooke/Catholic Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......whole season."
The Redskins take on the Patriots in their final preseason game in Foxboro
tonight. Quarterback Gus Frerotte will play the first half of the 8 o'clock
The Carolina Panthers take on the Giants tonight in the Meadowlands for
their final preseason game. Rookie running back Tim Biakabutuka will make his
Panther debut. Game time is 8 o'clock.
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