(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...A BOTCHED ROBBERY ATTEMPT LEAVES MORE THAN A
DOZEN PEOPLE HURT AND TWO SUSPECTED ROBBERS DEAD.
A JUDGE RULES A CAPTION IN A VIRGINIA TECH NEWSPAPER IDENTIFYING A SCHOOL
EMPLOYEE WITH A FICTIOUS, UNFLATTERING JOB TITLE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN TAKEN
OUT Q=haven't been taken seriously.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Friday, February 28th- our Top Story
SOT from 6pm FDA pkg
((ROBERT OLLIS/18 YEAR OLD SMOKER: IT REALLY DOESN'T BOTHER ME BECAUSE I
KNOW... MY FRIENDS, MY SISTER... SHE'S YOUNGER THAN I AM. SHE SMOKES AND IT'S A
BAD HABIT TO PICK UP SO IT'S A GOOD THING THAT THEY'RE DOING THIS.))
OUT Q=they're doing this.
The war on underage tobacco use is underway-- but who's leading the fight?
Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Beginning today across the country, the Food and Drug Administration's new
rules of "proof for purchase" took effect.
IN Q=There's actually
((CURTIS BEACH/SPARTAN FOOD STORE: THERE'S ACTUALLY NOT A WHOLE LOT OF
DIFFERENCE. WE'VE BEEN CARDING FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HAVEN'T NOTICED A WHOLE
LOT OF DIFFERENCE. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF DOING IT, TAKING CARE OF IT. IT'S PART
OF BEING A RESPONSIBLE RETAILER. ))
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The FDA regulations require retailers to check photo I-Ds for anyone under
Current Virginia law only requires IDs for those who "look" like they're 18
But details about HOW the state will enforce the FEDERAL regulations are
IN Q=Anybody who's
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ANYBODY WHO'S SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS WILL HAVE TO
FOLLOW THAT LAW. AND DON'T JUST EXPECT SOME FEDERAL AGENTS TO BE THE ONES WHO
ARE DOING IT.))
OUT Q=doing it.
In fact, NO federal agents are currently in Virginia to enforce the rules.
Virginia's health commissioner denies his agency's plan is to wait for FDA
IN Q=Well I
((DR. RANDY GORDON/VA. HEALTH COMMISSIONER: WELL I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S TO WAIT
FOR MONEY. IT'S TO TRY TO-- THE BATTLE PLAN REALLY, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT A
BATTLE PLAN IS TO TRY TO ACCESS RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE THESE
SUPER=01-Dr. Randy Gordon/Va. Health Commissioner;
OUT Q=these regulations.
A new state law to involve ABC agents in tobacco enforcement has NOT taken
ABC officials say they'll meet next week with other state agencies to see
what their role should be.
The more controversial FDA rules on advertising and vending machines don't
take effect until August.
Police in Los Angeles are going door to door looking for possible suspects
in today's wild, street shootout between bank robbers and police that left two
Jennifer Sabih reports from the scene in North Hollywood.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
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(( In a harrowing mid-morning shoot-out between police and masked gunmen -- a
botched robbery of a bank of america branch in north hollywood led to a
bloodyand deadly showdown.
Police were running in every direction -- wearing bullet proof vests
withtheir guns drawn.
Before it was over -- two suspects were dead -- killed in gunfights with
The shootout left at least 9 officers injured. As many as 5 civilians are
The authorities quickly defended the response of the police -- saying the
robbers had some strong firepower which officers did their best to counter.
((SOT WILLIE WILLIAMS/LOS ANGELES POLICE COMMISSIONER;))
Police believe there may be other suspects at large.
after using batting rams in their search...The police have regrouped and are
continuing their hunt on foot.
Closer to home--Police in West Virginia and Virginia are still on the
lookout for suspects in last night's shooting of a police officer.
A Bramwell officer stopped a maroon Oldsmobile near the border of Mercer
County, West Virginia and Tazewell County, around nine o'clock.
The officer was hospitalized in Bluefield after he was shot twice in the
Police say the car was occupied by several men, and may be missing a left
It was last seen on route 52 near the state line.
She became known as the cheerleader mom-- television mini-series were even
made from her story.
Tonight Wanda Holloway is out of prison- after serving just six months of a
ten year sentence.
Holloway was the mother so obsessed with getting her daughter on a
cheerleading squad- she tried to hire a hit man to kill the mother of a
The hit never happened-- now Holloway is out of prison.
((JIM LAVINE/HOLLOWAY'S ATTORNEY: WANDA HAS DENIED SHE TRIED TO HURT ANYBODY
SUPER=01-Jim Lavine/Holloway's Attorney;
OUT Q=anybody period."
Prosecutors tried to block her release, saying Holloway needs psychiatric
She's now on probation and must do one-thousand hours of community service.
Virginia Tech's campus newspaper will not have to pay damages to the
assistant to the vice president of student affairs.
Sharon Yeagle sued The Collegiate Times last spring after it identified her
using a ficticious job title.
A judge ruled in the paper's favor, saying the title was too absurd to be
The paper apologized to Yeagle and corrected the error, which officials
blamed on a computer template not meant for publication.
The computer template has since been changed.
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Virginia is for Lovers--and now the Southside is the Racing Region--that
story coming up--
along with a living history museum at a Roanoke elementary school-- where
some very famous African Americans were portrayed today-- the story when NEWS-7
go to break
If Congressman Rick Boucher gets his way, we could have a choice when it
comes to electric power.
Boucher is pushing legislation to deregulate electric utilities for retail
That means individual consumers would be able to choose their providers, and
Boucher says the competition would lower electric bills.
He says Virginia's economy would reap two major benefits.
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) NINTH DISTRICT: AN EXPANSION IN OUR COAL- PRODUCING
ECONOMY AS A NATIONAL MARKET IS CREATED FOR THE GENERATION AND SALE OF ELECTRIC
POWER, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR SUBSTANTIAL NEW INVESTMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF
COAL- FIRED ELECTRICITY- GENERATING FACILITIES IN OUR COAL- PRODUCING COUNTIES.
OUT Q=coal-producing counties.
Boucher expects the House to debate the legislation this Fall.
Business appeared to be at full throttle at Gio's Cycle Mart this afternoon.
Customers were back at the Williamson Road landmark, despite the fact the
owners of the shop filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Yesterday, about three- dozen motorcycles and jet skis were repossessed by
(DOY-chuh) Deutsche Financial Services Corporation.
That company says Gio's owes it more than 730- thousand dollars.
Managers at the store refused to comment on the situation.
It's full speed ahead in Southside's bid to market itself as Virginia's
State legislators have okayed the proposal by area business leaders.
Southside Virginia is home to two tracks.
The Martinsville Speedway hosts a pair of Winston Cup races each year.
A number of drivers and racing teams also call Southside Virginia their
The local tourism industry believes this new identity will help it market
Students at a Roanoke elementary school brought history to life this
Third and fourth graders at Forest Park New American School have been
studying the accomplishments of African Americans.
Today they showed off what they've learned in the school's gymnasium.
IN Q=Who are you representing
((BRITTANY COLES/"MAYA ANGELOU": WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTING TODAY? MAYA ANGELOU.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE HER? BECAUSE SHE'S A POEM WRITER AND I LIKE POEMS. AND WHAT
DO YOU THINK OF HER POEMS? THEY'RE VERY GREAT.))
((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/"MARTIN LUTHER KING": MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS ONE WHO WAS
VERY SPECIAL BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID. HE BROUGHT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. HE CHANGED
SUPER=01-Brittany Coles/"Maya Angelou"; :00
SUPER=01-Jeffrey Williams Jr./"Martin Luther King"; :15
OUT Q=changed their lives.
This is the third year students at Forest Park have celebrated black
history month with their own living museum.
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Tonight on Primetime Sports, right here on WEFC--the Radford Lady
Highlanders break a record by losing-- Mike has details.
And it's a prized possession of some Lynchburg City employees, and has been
a valuable asset when the temperature dips...the story when NEWS-7 Primetime
go to break
It may not have gotten much of a workout this winter, but Lynchburg public
works is still proud of the latest "weapon" in its snow- fighting arsenal.
It's a "temperature gun".. a device that uses an infrared signal to measure
the temperature of road pavement.
Construction crews laying asphalt have used it for years, but only recently
has the technology been applied to Lynchburg's snow removal efforts.
Officials say you just point and shoot... and immediately you know whether
the conditions are right for roads to start freezing over.
IN Q=So when I
((DENNIS REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: SO WHEN I GET THAT TEMPERATURE
READING, I HAVE SEVERAL LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN EARMARKED TO TAKE THESE
TEMPERATURE READINGS BECAUSE NORMALLY THEY'RE THE COLDEST SPOTS. SO I LOOK FOR
IT THERE FIRST, AND ONCE I HIT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE GUN, THEN I'LL GIVE THE
WORD TO THE FIELD UNITS TO GO AHEAD AND START APPLYING CHEMICALS.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Reynolds/Lynchburg Public Works; :00
OUT Q=start applying chemicals.
Reynolds says the temperature guns cost about 300 dollars each and have paid
for themselves over the past few months.
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THere's more News-7 Primetime straight ahead right here on WEFC.
go to break
Because of the shortage of human organs available for transplantation,
there's been a lot of interest in trying to use organs from animals like pigs
and baboons which are genetically very similar to humans.
But there's concern that animal diseases might be transplanted right along
with the organs.
A study in the March issue of the journal "Nature Medicine" shows
that could be more than just a theoretical concern.
IN Q=British research has
OUT Q=on the process.
(( British research has shown that certain pig viruses can infect human
cells-- at least in the laboratory, and the viruses can fairly quickly overcome
the defenses of the immune system as well-- raising fears that humans could end
up with animal diseases which would be very difficult to screen for, and for
which there would be no treatment.
A lot of these viruses are not harmful to the animal, but could be very
dangerous to humans.
The end result-- there's a need for more research into the safety of these
kinds of transplants-- and even possible restrictions on the process.))
Most people subscribe to the notion that pregnant women should avoid
caffeine because it may cause miscarriages in the first trimester.
But there's also the possibility that caffeine might delay conception in
the first place and cause low- birth-weight babies.
In this month's American Journal of Epidemiology, European researchers
found that fertile women between the ages of 25 and 44 who consumed more than
500 milligrams of caffeine a day-- that's about four to five cups of coffee--
took significantly longer to get pregnant the first time.
In another study in the same journal, researchers found that Yugoslavian
women who consumed an average of one cup of coffee a day during pregnancy had a
higher chance of low birth weight babies.
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Our video of the day represents a real learning experience....all through a
combination of sweat and style.
Students at the Jackson River Technical Center travelled back to the old days
of the railroad in celebration of Black History Month.
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OUT Q=nat sot
The Buckingham Lining Crew demonstrated both the profession and the art of
re-aligning railroad tracks. A caller helps them keep their rythym.
IN Q=Yeah I don't know...
((YEAH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I BEEN TOLD... AND ON AND ON LIKE THAT UNTIL THEY GOT
THE TRACKS STRAIGHTENED.))
SUPER=75-Wirt Johnson/Former Line Caller;
OUT Q=tracks straightened out.
This job hasn't been done manually for several decades-- it's now done by
Members of the Buckingham Lining Crew range in age from 67-to 80-years-young.
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Tonight on Primetime sports, Salem and Liberty earn spots in the group Two-A
state tournament, Liberty University and Radford U take different paths in the
Big South semi-finals, and Roanoke makes the ODAC title game.
Highlights from those games right after the scores.
GO TO SCORES
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Augustine///Eliz. City St.///Just Underway/;
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Over in Salem tonight, The Region three Boys basketball tournament wrapped
up its semi-finals round with Salem and Liberty advancing.
SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Generals; :
Generals Head coach Pat Paye sets up a play to start the second half.
But the Spartans have a play too. Andy Beach takes it up the middle and
scores the jumper in the paint and Salem led by 10.
William Campbell comes back Chauncey Walker takes it to the hoop and
scores off the Glass but the Generals trailed by 8.
Salem finished the fourth quarter SUPER=33-Salem/69/William Campbell/
53/;with a big rally Marshall Woolridge knocks down the three pointer and the
Spartans win it 69 to 53.
IN Q="When You play...
((CHARLIE MORGAN/SALEM HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Salem Head Coach; :00
OUT Q= .....tonight."
SUPER=04-Minutemen vs Hawks; :
The Defending state champion Minutemen of Liberty were ready for their game
against the Gretna Hawks.
In the first quarter, Liberty's Cheyney Preston makes the no look pass to
Robert Carson for the layup and Liberty took its first lead.
The Hawks get it out to Darrio Scott gets the slam but the Hawks still
trailed by four points.
Liberty took control of the game SUPER=33-Liberty/77/Gretna/54/;in the
second half and the Minutemen come out on top by a score of 77 to 54.
Liberty and Salem advance to tomorrow night title game and next Saturday's
In the single-A ranks in Region C down at the Dedmon Center, Floyd County
whipped Grayson County in the opener.
And in the nightcap, Parry McCluer
lost to Glenvar in overtime.
The winners advance to the regional final tomorrow night and the state
quarterfinals next Saturday.
It was in with the new and out with the old at the womens Big South
Basketball semifinals today.
Steve Mason explains from the Vines center in Lynchburg.
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SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; 1:13
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
Roanoke College has advanced to the ODAC championship game, again.
This afternoon the Lady Maroons beat Emory & Henry but if wasn't easy.
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In fact, late in the second half the Lady Maroons were in deep trouble and
behind on the scoreboard.
Emory & Henry's Angie Simpkins drives in the lane and makes the nice no-look
pass to Brooke Duncan for the easy two. The Wasps lead by 3, with under 3
minutes to play.
But Roanoke battled back, and with 50 seconds to play, Carrie McConnell, the
former Pulaski star, draws the double team and passes to Amy Athey for the
hoops. And Roanoke is on top 52-to-50.
Roanoke would then put the game away with a little defense. Cheryl Rhodes,
another Cave Spring product makes the SUPER=33-Roanoke/56/Emory & Henry/50;
steal and scores in the closing seconds to give the Lady Maroons the come from
behind 56-to-50 win.
Roanoke plays Guilford for the title tomorrow at two. The Quakers beat
Qualifying and practice was a complete wash out today at Richmond.
They hope to get in Winston Cup time trials tomorrow morning at 11.
As for the Busch Grand National cars, they will start tomorrow's Hardees
Fried Chicken Challenge 250 according to car owner points from last season.
The Busch race get underway at one, gates open to the public tomorrow morning
The Virginia Cavaliers have advanced to the semi-finals of the ACC tournament
Tonight the UVa women beat Georgia Tech 77-to-63.
North Carolina and Duke also have already advanced to the final four.
That's it for us tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime-- but there's more news--coming
up later tonight...Here's what we're(----------------)
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SUPER=76-Fire Marshal Acts;
A Fire Marshal shuts down a Roanoke County restaurant tonight.
SUPER=77-"Chuck E Cheese's";
What caused him to deem Chuck E Cheese's unsafe?
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NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight.
Jean Jadhon will be along in 30-minutes on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching