TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE WILL SOON BE OUT OF WORK
AS GENERAL ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS REDUCES ITS SALEM WORKFORCE.
SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIANS GARNERED SOME OF THE SPOTLIGHT--TRAVELING
TO THE NATION'S CAPITOL MAKING HISTORY AT TODAY'S INAUGURATION.
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It's Monday January 20th- our Top Story
IN Q=Let us shape
((LET US SHAPE THE HOPE OF THIS DAY INTO THE NOBLEST CHAPTER IN OUR HISTORY.
YES, LET US BUILD OUR BRIDGE. ))
OUT Q=our bridge.
President William Jefferson Clinton takes the oath of office for a second
Good Evening, you're watching News 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
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On this first day of his second term--President Bill Clinton called for
unity-- both among races and among the different political parties.
In today's inaugural speech-- Clinton called for "a new spirit of
community for a new century."
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((THE CHALLENGE OF OUR PAST REMAINS THE CHALLENGE OF OUR FUTURE. WILL BE ONE
NATION, ONE PEOPLE WITH ONE COMMON DESTINY OR NOT? WILL WE ALL COME TOGETHER
OR COME APART? ))
OUT Q=come apart.
About a quarter of a million people packed the capitol mall to witness the
Then there was a rather chilly parade, the 53rd inaugural parade.
As we hear from Ellen Qualls in Washington, Southwest and Central Virginia
were well-represented in today's events.
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Now this evening marks the glitzy portion of the inauguration--
and President and Mrs. Clinton are planing to dance the night away.
They're attending more than a dozen black-tie balls this evening, with some
big names doing the entertaining-- like Gloria Estefan and Hootie and the
The first family isn't due back at the White House until four-a.m.
Unfortunately it's official--layoffs are on the way at the General Electric
plant in Salem.
As NEWS-7 first reported last week, the company is trimming its workforce.
G-E told its employees today that it will lay off 167 hourly production
20 others volunteered to take temporary layoffs through March.
These employees average around 12- to- 15- dollars- an- hour.
The layoffs begin next Monday.
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((RONNIE CARTER/IUE LOCAL 162 VICE PRESIDENT: WE JUST HOPE THAT OUR PEOPLE
COME BACK. ALL OF THEM COME BACK BY THE THIRD QUARTER.))
SUPER=01-Ronnie Carter/IUE Local 162 Vice President;
OUT Q=by the third quarter.
Among those affected, 58- year- old Les Brown, who just started working at
the plant eight months ago.
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IN Q=We'd heard
((LES BROWN/LAID OFF GE EMPLOYEE: ))
SUPER=01-Les Brown/Laid Off GE Employee;
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The company says the layoffs are due to a low demand for the drive
systems, controls and automation products it makes.
Health officials determined it was a hot tub at a Lowe's store in
Christiansburg that caused an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in the New River
Valley last fall.
But a national expert on the subject says he's not convinced.
Tonight Doctor Victor Yu from the V-A Medical Center in Pittsburgh shared
his theories with area physicians.
Yu says Legionella bacteria doesn't simply disappear after a suspicious
source is disinfected.
He encouraged doctors to search for further causes.
IN Q=How did it
((DR.VICTOR YU/LEGIONELLA EXPERT: HOW DID IT GET INTO THE HOT TUB? THAT WATER
COMES FROM SOME PLACE, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S EVEN MORE, FROM A
LAYPERSON'S POINT OF VIEW, MORE SOBERING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Victor Yu/Legionella Expert;
OUT Q=more sobering
Meanwhile, local health officials say they're confident they tracked the
right source of the Legionnaires outbreak.
IN Q=Theories like this
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: THEORIES LIKE THIS AND
CONTROVERSIES LIKE THIS ARE CERTAINLY INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING AND MAKE US
THINK ABOUT OUR THEORIES AND THE WAY WE DO INVESTIGATIONS, BUT IT CERTAINLY
DOESN'T PUT ANY FLAWS IN THIS INVESTIGATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
OUT Q=flaws in this investigation
There were 16 cases in the New River Valley outbreak, two people died.
WHile some of us enjoyed the warmer temperatures today, some areas are
still thawing out-- and its effecting school schedules--
Here's the latest list of school delays and cancellations.
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Roanoke remembers Doctor Martin Luther
And Barney Day is now delegate Day- the Patrick County Democrat took his oath
of office today in Richmond.
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President Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore were not the only public
office-holders to be sworn in today...
Newly-elected Delegate Barnie Day took HIS oath at the State Capitol.
IN Q=I, Barnie Day
((I, BARNIE DAY, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR... THAT I WILL UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES))
SUPER=01-Del. Barnie Day/(D) Patrick Co.;
OUT Q=United States.
Day won a special election last week to fill the office vacated by Roscoe
Reynolds, who left for the State Senate.
Day's victory over Republican Phil Plaster helped Democrats hold onto 53
seats in the House of Delegates.
Doctor Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated in 1968, but just in the
last 12- years the nation has celebrated his Birthday.
Confederate heroes Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are also remembered
as part of Virginia's holiday celebration.
But here in our area, the focus was clearly on the slain civil right's
Forty years ago, he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference...
the group's Roanoke chapter marched from the Poff Federal Building to St. Paul
Baptist Church in his honor.
IN Q=This is
((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: THIS IS THE
FIRST YEAR THAT WE HAVE EVER HAD THE SCLC IN THE ROANOKE AREA AND I'M VERY
PROUD OF TODAY. I'M VERY PROUD THAT ALL PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER. AS YOU CAN SEE
ALL RACES ARE HERE TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke S.C.L.C.;
OUT Q=here today
Once inside the church... observers were treated to a series of speeches and
Members of the N- Double- A- C- P and African American churches are joining
together to show a positive force in the community.
The two groups met this morning at the Sweet Union Baptist Church.
They say it's critical for young people to receive positive messages about
education and family values.
IN Q=We realize
((REV. CARL TINSLEY: WE REALIZE A LOT OF OUR CHILDREN COME FROM BROKEN
FAMILIES, ONE- PARENT FAMILIES. SOME HAVE NO PARENTAL GUIDANCE WHATSOEVER. SO
THEY'RE JUST OUT THERE TRYING TO SURVIVE THE ONLY WAY THEY KNOW HOW. SO WE NEED
TO REACH THEM. ))
SUPER=07-Rev. Carl Tinsley;
OUT Q=reach them
The N- Double- A- C- P remembered Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior...
tonight at a service at High Street Baptist Church.
The funeral for Lynchburg City Councilman Junius Haskins is scheduled for
Haskins apparently died of an heart attack while on a city- sponsored trip
to Washington D.C. last week.
The 54- year- old civil rights advocate and community leader will lie in
state during services tomorrow at Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
A burial service will take place immediately after at Fort Hill Memorial
Haskins was first elected to city council in 1992, representing Lynchburg's
inner- city Ward Two.
Flags at public buildings are being flown at half-staff today and tomorrow
in his honor.
Still to come in the newscast-- entertainer Bill Cosby challenges the
tabloids as the investigation into his son's murder continues--
ANd after a huge loss at home last weekend, the Hokies look for a win at the
Cassell against Lasalle....highlights on Primetime sports-- right here on WEFC.
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The supermarket tabloids continue trying to one-up each other.
Now, they're battling to see who can offer the biggest reward for
information leading to the killer of Ennis Cosby.
First, the "National Enquirer" offered a 100-thousand-dollar reward for
information in the case.
That was followed by the parent company of "The Globe" -- offering a
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Bill Cosby challenged the tabloids to help find the person responsible for
killing his son.
Ennis Cosby was shot to death Thursday morning in Los Angeles-- while
changing a flat tire.
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THere's more News-7 Primetime straight ahead right here on WEFC.
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You've heard the phrase "iron poor blood"--
If you are pregnant, a growing adolescent or a vegetarian...you are at
high risk of being iron deficient.
IN Q= A study in
OUT Q=iron absorption
A study in this month's Journal of the American Chemical Society finds the
kinds of food we eat can contribute to the problem.
Specifically, red meat like beef contains a form of iron that is more
easily absorbed by the body than the kind of iron found in fish and poultry.
Processed foods-- like fried chicken, degrade the iron, making it less
available to the body.
Recent trends away from eating beef can therefore contribute to iron
The researchers are also just the latest to suggest that drinking orange
juice can improve iron absorption.))
Vitamin supplements can also be very beneficial-- for instance, iron is
recommended during pregnancy.
Everyone should consult their doctor before adding supplements to their
diet-- some vitamins can react negatively with medications.
For our video pick, let's check out the view in Indonesia-- where a volcano
is commanding everyone's attention.
Mount Merapi is throwing out heat clouds and lava--
More than a hundred tremors and lava avalanches have been recorded in less
than 24 hours.
Some 15-thousand people have been evacuated from surrounding villages,
since the eruption began Friday.
The last big eruption of Merapi in 1994 killed 66 people and left
College Hoops in the air tonight on PrimeTime sports here on WEFC.
Highlights from Tech, Roanoke College and Liberty coming your way, plus some
NBA and NHL action.
But first, Dennis Rodman has settled with the cameraman he intentionally
kicked in the groin last Wednesday night.
Eugene Amos, who hasn't worked since the incident and says he's already been
to two doctors, will receive $200 thousand bucks from Rodman to settle the
Now your scores.
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After getting spanked on Saturday in the Cassell, the Virginia Tech Hokies
came out tonight looking to regain some respect against LaSalle.
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A nice sized Monday night crowd was on hand at the Cassell to try and help
the Hokies get back on track.
Troy Manns gets the defensive board, and quickly gets the ball down court to
Jim Jackson, who makes the acrobatic move for the layin and hits the deck.
LaSalle's Mike Gizzi, then answers that with a baseline fake and drive to
score over Ace Custis as the Explorers led by three at the break.
But Tech would not get crushed on its home floor again. David Jackson drills
the baseline three pointer.
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And Ace Custis would crash the boards and power his way back in for a bucket
as the Hokies beat La Salle 57-to-46.
The Hokies play at Liberty in Vines Center Thursday night.
The Roanoke Maroons continued their domination of the conference tonight by
whipping Randolph Macon 79-61 at the Bast Center in Salem.
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Page Moir and his team; looking to improve to 12 and 1 overall and remain
undefeated in the ODAC,
but the hot Jackets; winners of their last 5, stood in the way.
Roanoke got some strong inside play early as Tim Braun muscles his way in
for the score. The maroons led 18-6 early on.
But the bread and butter of late has been the perimeter marksmanship.
Courtney Fitch finds derek Bryant who nails the trey for 3 of his team high 15.
Hal Nunnally's Jackets scored ONLY 15 first half points.
Mike LeGuardia tried to rally his team, snapping the net with the trey, it was
hardly enough though.
Jon Mayer to Michael Ball for the hoop and harm and Roanoke improves to 7
and OH in the ODAC with the 79-61 win.
The Liberty Flames are in action tonight in the Vines Center, playing Big
South rival UNC-Greensboro in a game that is going on at this hour.
Much like Radford did on Saturday, Liberty got on the glass early in this
game as Eric Sorensen gets Peter Aluma's miss and converts the put back to put
Liberty in front.
Then Marcus White would launch one from way behind the arc and hit the bottom
of the basket for a three pointer.
The Spartans did a pretty good job on Aluma, but he is too tough here beating
the triple team for the jumper,
Right now the Flames _______ the Spartans of UNC-G ____ to ___.
The NBA played a couple of afternoon games today to celebrate Martin Luther
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One of those was in New York where the Knicks hosted the Washington Bullets.
Patrick Ewing was the story in this one as he dominated the inside with 22
points and 14 rebounds.
Point Guard Charlie Ward also did a good job feeding his teammates.
He had five assists, as the Knicks win it 95-to-79.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/Bucks vs. Sixers;
In Philadelphia, the Sixers were trying to turn their season around at the
spectrum as they hosted the Bucks.
Rookie Allen Iverson threw in a game high 31 points for the Sixers, but Bucks
got good balance from Glenn Robinson and Vin Baker as two combined for 51, and
the Bucks win it 114-to-104.
SUPER=03-Boston/Capitals vs. Bruins;
And on the NHL ice this afternoon, the Caps beat the Bruins on the road as
they overcame a one to nothing deficit.
Kelly Miller gets the eventual game winner in the second as the Caps beat
The Hawks have also picked up a win today beating the Hornets.
Atlanta has now won 10 in a row.
you tomorrow. Goodnight.
That's it for us tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Thanks for watching-- see