(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME..BOTETOURT COUNTY'S COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY
DEALS WITH EMBEZZLEMENT WITHIN HIS OWN OFFICE...
FOOD LION TURNS THE TABLES AND THE CAMERA ON ABC TELEVISION...
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It's Wednesday, February 12th- our Top Story
((TODD BILES/5B'S PRESIDENT:JUST ABOUT ANYBODY THAT HAS A WORK ETHIC AND A
DESIRE TO SUCCEED AND WANTS TO WORK HARD WOULD BE QUALIFIED. ))
OUT Q=be qualified.
That's the type a future employer is looking for to fill hundreds of
positions in Henry County.
Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Ohio based 5-B's-- a family owned corporation is setting up shop in the
Today Governor George Allen helped welcome the nation's largest computerized
embroidery firm to Henry County.
5-B's plans to hire 500 people over the next two and a half years...and
another 500 later on.
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IN Q=Whether you're
SUPER=01-Todd Biles/5B'S President:
OUT Q=WHOLE GAMMET 2nd ref.
That's welcome news to the county, following a crushing blow last year when
Dupont announced it's closing the nylon plant for good in 1998.
((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR:GETTING THE PART OF THE LARGEST
COMPUTERIZED EMBROIDERY COMPANY IN THE WORLD IT'S A GREAT FEELING, TALK ABOUT A
1000 JOBS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, IT'S A GOOD DAY FOR HENRY COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Henry Co. Supervisor;
OUT Q=Henry County.
5-B's plans to begin operations next month, at the Beaver Creek Industrial
wipe wipe wipe
wipe wipe wipe
Meantime, Roanoke is a top contender for a major industrial company.
The company's identity has NOT been released, but if Roanoke is chosen as
the final site, it would create about 170 jobs.
The 22 acre site in consideration is in Roanoke's Center for Industry and
Technology off Route 460.
The company's officials toured the land today with Roanoke's top economic
(OPEN OPEN OPEN)
O.J. Simpson says "No Thank You" to an offer by Fred Goldman--
Admit to the killings and Goldman would give up the millions Simpson owes
him in damages.
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IN Q= If the person
((FRED GOLDMAN: IF THE PERSON WHO'S NAME I DON'T USE THAT MURDERED MY SON WANTS
TO WRITE OUT A COMPLETE CONFESSION AND PUBLISH IT IN NEWSPAPERS AROUND THE
COUNTRY I WOULD BE GLAD TO IGNORE THE JUDGEMENT.))
OUT Q=IGNORE THE JUDGEMENT."
But in a statement through his attorney tonight, Simpson said he would
never confess to a crime he didn't commit.
During his career as a prosecutor in Roanoke and now as the Botetourt County
Commonwealth's Attorney, Joel Branscom has presented evidence in dozens of
But one never went to trial.
Branscom recently discovered 600- dollars was missing from his office...
from the Victim- Witness Restitution Fund.
He said all of the evidence pointed to his administrative assistant.
Instead of ordering an internal investigation, he let her pay back the money
Then he made changes to ensure that it wouldn't happen again.
IN Q=When I
((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WHEN I FIRST GOT
HERE, I WASN'T TRYING TO CHANGE THINGS WHOLESALE. IT DID BOTHER ME THAT THINGS
WERE TAKEN IN CASH, BECAUSE THAT WAS NOT DONE IN ROANOKE CITY. SO WE ARE NOT ON
A CASH BASIS HERE ANYMORE. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty;
OUT Q=here anymore
The woman had been working in the Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney's
office for 16 years.
A 21-year-old Richmond man is in custody, facing federal bank robbery
charges in a fatal holdup last month.
A bank teller was killed and three others injured during a bank robbery at a
Nationsbank branch in Richmond.
The F-B-I says Jermaine Jerrell Sims was arrested last night.
Sims is being held at an undisclosed location until his hearing later this
Police say Sims bought two assault weapons three days before the bank
robbery and the same type of ammunition found at the scene.
The other suspect is still at large.
Food Lion has launched an attack anticipating another A-B-C News "Prime
Time" expose on the grocery chain. Keith Humphry has the story.
IN Q=THE NETWORK
SUPER=03-ABC News/November 5, 1992; :18
OUT Q=Humphry news-7.
((The network is devoting a full hour tonight to the story that first aired
more than four years ago.
NAT SOT-"A prime time undercover investigation.
Last month a jury in Greensboro said A-B-C must pay Food Lion five- and- a-
half million dollars in punitive damages for fraud related to the ABC
Now Food Lion is distributing its own compilation of "outtakes" from the 45
hours of hidden camera video ABC had to hand over in preparation for the trial.
IN Q=Throw that away
((THROW THAT AWAY.THROW THAT AWAY.THROW THAT AWAY.THROW THAT AWAY.THROW THAT
AWAY.THROW THAT AWAY.THROW THAT AWAY.))
OUT Q=throw that away.
It shows Food Lion employees discarding out-dated products, a point the ABC
News producer herself makes on the tape... but was not broadcast.
IN Q=So you end
((SO YOU END UP HAVING TO THROW A LOT OF IT OUT? YES.))
OUT Q=it out? Yes.
The outtakes also reveal some selective editing.
((AND APRIL 8TH WAS THE DAY I WAS STANDING THERE COOKING.
AND THE NIGHT BEFORE, THEY HAD PUT MARCH 31ST MEAT IN THAT WATER.
SO THEY PUT ROTTEN MEAT IN THE WATER.))
OUT Q=in the water.
The ABC broadcast cut the hidden camera interview there, but the Food Lion
employee actually went on to say she'd gone to the boss who told her to throw
out the meat.
IN Q=He told me
((HE TOLD ME TO DUMP IT AND GO BACK AND GET FRESH CHICKEN.
HE SAID, "USE YOUR JUDGMENT ANYTIME YOU HAVE TO. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL
OUT Q=it's all about.
Food Lion emphatically denies ever selling bleached meat or rat-infested
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
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A state board has voted to recertify Roanoke's Juvenile Detention Home.
Members from the Board of Juvenile Justice toured the facility yesterday,
and were expected to lift the center's probation in March.
But at a meeting arranged this afternoon, the board agreed to certify the
facility for one year... with a status report required after three months.
The state placed the Coyner Springs facility on probation in November after
inspectors found more than 30 violations of state standards...
Officials now say the city has made substantial improvements.
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" is nearing the end of it's reign as the
Commonwealth's State song....with NO search for a replacement.
IN Q=And we've
((AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE LANGUAGE. BUT I THINK FOR SOME OF YOU IT'S BEEN
SOME TIME SINCE YOU'VE HEARD THIS SONG. AND I'D LIKE TO PLAY IT FOR YOU NOW.))
nat sot 02:34:11
((THERE'S WHERE I LABORED SO HARD FOR OLD MASSA. DAY AFTER DAY IN THE FIELDS
OF YELLOW CORN.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth;
OUT Q=yellow corn.
Bill sponsor Louise Lucas's "boom box" did the trick.
A House Committee voted to retire the song.
But it decided NOT to look for a new one.
Danville heritage supporters said their piece.
IN Q=Down by
((TONY LUNDY/SONG SUPPORTER: DOWN BY THE OLD DISMAL SWAMP WHERE I'VE WANDERED.
THAT'S WHERE THIS OLD DARKEY'S LIFE WILL PASS AWAY. MASSA AND MISSUS HAVE
LONG GONE BEFORE ME -- We know the words, we know the words! IT'S A SONG OF
CHRISTIAN LOVE OF THESE PEOPLE DYING AND BEING IN HEAVEN TOGETHER, AND I WOULD
SAY THAT THAT MORE THAN THE WORDS IS WHAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. I DO
NOT. I THINK IT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR CHILDREN TO SING TODAY.))
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((SEN. LUCAS: WE'RE SO TIRED OF THIS SONG THAT THAT WE WERE WILLING TO GET IN
BED WITH A RATTLESNAKE TO GET IT TO BE GONE. NO YOU'RE NOT THE RATTLESNAKE.
SUPER=01-Tony Lundy/Song Supporter;
The full House now takes up the controversy.
Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns was in Charlottesville today,
promoting his new documentary on the life of Thomas Jefferson.
The creator of the "Civil War" and "Baseball" series spent four years
shooting footage at Jefferson's mountaintop home, Monticello.
Burns calls Jefferson the most interesting character in American history.
He says his film tries to capture the complexities of one of our country's
IN Q=Thomas Jefferson is
((KEN BURNS/FILMMAKER: THOMAS JEFFERSON IS AT THE HEART OF OUR FUTURE, AS WELL
AS AT THE HEART OF OUR PAST. AND IN THREE HOURS, WHICH MAY SEEM LIKE A LONG
TIME, ONE CAN ONLY GRAZE THE SURFACE OF A LIFE AS IMPORTANT AND AS FULL AS
THOMAS JEFFERSON LED.))
SUPER=01-Ken Burns/Filmmaker; :00
OUT Q=Thomas Jefferson led.
Monticello officials say the film should help spark even more interest in
Jefferson and Virginia history.
IN Q=We're not actively
((DAN JORDAN/MONTICELLO: WE'RE NOT ACTIVELY TRYING TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO COME,
BUT WHAT WE ARE AFTER IS TRYING TO GET A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAN AND
HIS LEGACY AND THE FILM ACHIEVES THAT.))
SUPER=01-Dan Jordan/Monticello; :00
OUT Q=film achieves that.
Burns' series can be seen on PBS beginning February 18th.
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Tonya Harding is back in the news-- saying she was the victim of an
And do you know what a cuspidor is? Chances are you've seen one-- but you'll
be surprised to learn that it's part of state law.
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Defamed figure skater Tonya Harding is reportedly resting in a safe place.
That, after she was kidnapped early today.
Police confirm that a bushy-haired man abducted Harding from her Oregon
home and forced her to drive her pickup truck to another town.
SUPER=03-Portland, OR; :
Harding says she escaped along a country road by driving her truck into
a tree, and taking off on foot through the woods.
It may seem like just another spitting match in Richmond,
But for those who chew tobacco, the cuspidor or its equivalent is NO joke.
IN Q=We will
((WE WILL BE ELIMINATING THE SECTION...HAVING TO DO WITH SPITTING.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.;
OUT Q=with spitting.
Current Virginia law requires cuspidors or spittoons -- like this one in
Governor George Allen's office -- to be provided in professional kitchens.
IN Q=Do you
((DO YOU BELIEVE MR. PRESIDENT THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL HAVE A CONFLICT OF
INTEREST ON THIS MATTER? I BELIEVE THAT'S UP FOR THE COURTS TO DECIDE SENATOR.
The Senate voted 38 to 2 to release kitchen owners from their spit
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THere's more News-7 Primetime straight ahead right here on WEFC.
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There are more than a million heroin addicts in the U-S-- many have tried
unsuccessfully to quit the habit.
SUPER=03-New York; :
But an experimental procedure is taking the sting out of heroin
detoxification with some impressive results.
The procedure is known as UROD-- Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification.
IN Q=We consider this
((WE CONSIDER THIS TO BE A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH.FOR THE FIRST TIME, INDIVIDUALS
THAT ARE ADDICTED TO OPIATES ARE BE DETOXED
PAINLESSLY IN ONE DAY. ))
OUT Q=in one day.
The Center for Investigation and Treatment of Addiction started the study
six months ago in New York.
Experts say UROD is effective for patients addicted to natural or
synthetic drugs-- such as heroin, methodone, and opium....and prescription
painkillers such as morphine and demorol.
Doctors say unlike any other treatment in the world, UROD can provide
100-percent detoxification in 24 hours-- compared to other treatments that can
take up to 30 days.
Still, there is a relapse rate of about 40-percent, lower though than
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Tonight's video of the day, is actually the candy of the day-- as
Valentine's Day quickly approaches.
SUPER=75-Cambridge, MA; :
You'll soon notice a change on those tiny candy hearts that have been
carrying words of love for 150 years.
The New England Confectionery Company, known as NECCO, is updating the
messages on the nearly eight billion hearts produced this year for Valentine's
Six new phrases have been added to the mix-- endearment's like Fax Me, or
Page Me, even E-Mail Me.
While curious cupids may be heading to the candy store for the updated
hearts, at least one hopeless romantic is mourning the inevitable passage of
IN Q=There's this
((SUSAN TRAUSCH/THE BOSTON GLOBE: THERE'S THIS PASSION TODAY, EVERYBODY'S GOT
TO UPGRADE IT, MAKE IT MODERN, PUT CUPID IN AN ARMANI SUIT, BUT YOU CAN'T
UPGRADE CUPID, YOU CAN'T UPGRADE SANTA CLAUSE. DON'T UPGRADE MY LITTLE
SUPER=01-Susan Trausch/The Boston Globe; :
OUT Q=little hearts.
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"Awesome" also made the candy cut.
But to make room for the new hearts, some phrases are now out of print.
"Bad Boy", "Buzz Off" and "Hot Stuff" are all history now-- along with
"Stop", "Say Yes" and "Try Me".
toss to roy
Coming up tonight in PrimeTime sports, Mike Stevens has a talk with Steve
Grissom who will start on the outside in Sunday's Daytona 500. Second ranked
Wake forest and Clemson Battle in the A-C-C.
And an attorney for Albert Belle says his client has not bet on Baseball
But The Chicago White Sox outfielder admitted under oath that he recently
lost 40-thousand dollars gambling on pro football and College basketball games.
Major League Baseball prohibits players from betting on baseball games.
Philadelphia outfielder Len Dysktra was put on probation for taking part in a
poker game and Pete Rose was suspended in 1989 for gambling even though he
insists he never bet on baseball.
For all of tonight's scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-j/VCU/73//East Carolina/67////Roanoke///E. Mennonite////;
SUPER=0098-j/American/67//Richmond/66////Emory & Henry///Guilford////;
SUPER=0098-/Ferrum/75/j/N.C. Wesleyan/91////JMU/53/j/N.C. Wilmington/61///;
SUPER=0098-/W & L/79//Lynchburg/89///j/Georgetown/75//Providence/69///;
SUPER=0098-j/Wake Forest#2/55//Clemson/49////UNC#16/19//N.C. State/28//HAlf/;
OUT Q=....last score."
Last year, Steve Grissom season was a joke and not just because he drove
the Cartoon Network Chevrolet.
Tonight Mike Stevens Talks with Grissom about his new found Success with a
Brand New Team.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Steve Grissom/Daytona 500 Outside Pole Winner; :21
OUT Q=..........Daytona 500."
Wake Forest remained at the top of the A-C-C standings tonight by beating
Clemson 55 to 49 in Winston-Salem.
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/ESPN; :
The Natura Boy Rick Flair was the guest coach of the Deacons in the A-C-C
In the first half, Greg Buckner hits the jumper and the tigers took the 11
to 7 lead.
But Wake Rallied. Tim Duncan gets it inside for the easy jam and the
Deacons led 21 to 17.
The Deacons went at the half leading 24 to 21 when Goolsby pulled up and
nailed this three pointer.
Wake opened it up early in the first half again Goolsby hits the three
pointer to make it 35 to 28.
Clemson scored its first field goal 9 minutes into the game but this
Terrell McIntyre three pointer gave the tigers a 38 to 37 lead.
But Wake Forest came back Ricky SUPER=33-Wake
Forest/55/Clemson/49/;Peral hits the three pointer upping the lead to four and
The Deacons win it 55 to 49.
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight.
that;s it for us--- Jean Jadhon will be along in half an hour on WDBJ-7.