A tobacco agreement could be reached as soon as tomorrow.
The lead negotaitor says a settlement between the tobacco industry and
several states is near-
((YESTERDAY WE TOLD YOU WE HIT A DOUBLE AND A TRIPLE TODAY WE HIT THREE TRIPLES
AND SCORED A FEW RUNS. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Moore/Mississippi Attorney General;
OUT Q=scored a few runs.
This cartoon is causing controversy- It's creator says it sends a message
against the death penalty, but some Oklahoma city bombing victims say its
Plus the most married man in the world dies- after 29 marriages.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
It's the tobacco industry versus 40 states-
Tonight it appears an historic settlement is near- possibly as soon as
((MIKE MOORE/MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL: YESTERDAY WE TOLD YOU WE HIT A
DOUBLE AND A TRIPLE TODAY WE HIT THREE TRIPLES AND SCORED A FEW RUNS. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Moore/Mississippi Attorney General;
OUT Q=scored a few runs.
Moore is the chief negotiator in the talks- He says today's session
produced new concessions from the tobacco industry- although he would not give
((WE THINK THE TRUTH SHOULD BE TOLD ABOUT THE INDUSTRY WE PLAN TO GET THAT
DONE. WE THINK THE INDUSTRY OUGHT TO BE PUNISHED FOR WHAT THEY'VE DONE IN THE
PAST THE KILLING OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT. AND WE
THINK PEOPLE WHO HAVE PAID THE BILL THE TAXPAYERS OF THE COUNTRY OUGHT TO BE
REIMBURSED FOR THAT. WE'RE GONNA DO THAT AND MUCH MUCH MORE WE PROMISE YOU.))
OUT Q=WE PROMISE YOU."
Moore says one goal is to cut teen smoking by 60 percent in ten years.
Once a deal is reached it must be ratified by Congress.
That could take awhile- Senate leaders have hinted it may be tough to fit
tobacco into their busy schedule.
Virginia must wait a few more months for the U-S Supreme Court to take up
the case of the only black majority congressional district.
But today, another clue about the outcome.
The high court struck down three black majority districts in Georgia in a
five to four ruling.
IN Q=Most people
((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: MOST PEOPLE WHO TALK ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS ISSUES THESE
DAYS TALK ABOUT WHO IS THE ONE JUDGE THAT WILL MOVE FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER
TO UPHOLD OR STRIKE DOWN THE NEXT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU;
OUT Q=congressional district.
Virginia's third district is represented by Bobby Scott, the state's only
The state and the American Civil Liberties Union say it's DIFFERENT from
other districts the court HASN'T liked in that political considerations
mattered more in its creation than racial ones.
If the court decides NOT to hear the case, Virginia lawmakers will go back
to the drawing board.
It appears convicted killer Joseph O-Dell will face the death penalty.
The U-S Supreme Court upheld his sentence.
O'Dells attorneys tried to argue that that a 1994 precedent should apply
retroactively to O'Dell.
The precedent says juries should be told that life without parole is an
option- but the court said no.
O'Dell faces execution for a 1985 murder of a woman outside a Virginia Beach
O'Dell effort to avoid the death penalty has received the support of the
Italian government and Pope John Paul.
SUPER=04-The Arizona Republic;
This cartoon tries to show the irony of sentencing Timothy McVeigh to death.
But the cartoon is causing controversy.
Steve Benson's latest work depicts that now famous firefighter from the
Oklahoma City bombing.
In it, the baby says "stop the killing."
The firefighter replies- oh stop your whining.
The baby depicted in the cartoon died in the bombing. The child's mother
and the firefighter want an apology.
Benson says he won't apologize to people who don't understand editorial
World leaders are arriving in Denver tonight-
for the start of the G-8 summit.
It's fitting the summit is going on in the mile high city- because
President Clinton's spirits are very high- all on account of the U-S economy.
((AMERICA HAS THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN 20 YEARS, THE LOWEST INFLATION
RATE IN THIRTY YEARS, THE BIGGEST DECLINE IN INEQUALITY AMONG WORKING FAMILIES
IN OVER 30 YEARS. WE ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. ))
OUT Q=in the right direction.
It's not just low U-S unemployment numbers- but the numbers are lower than
almost every other country that will be represented at the Summit.
And this may surprise many- the U-S also has the lowest deficit of all-
something the other nations are hoping to achieve.
After 26 years at Liberty University's helm, Dr. Pierre Guillermin
(GILL-er-min) is stepping down as the school president.
Guillermin helped the Reverend Jerry Falwell create the original Liberty
Baptist College in 1971.
He plans to remain active in school affairs, including serving as university
IN Q=I enjoy personal
((DR. PIERRE GUILLERMIN/RETIRING L.U. PRESIDENT: I ENJOY PERSONAL INTERACTION
WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN, AND
I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING MORE AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN OUR ACADEMIC COMMUNITY WHO
MAY BE SEEKING SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OR COUNSEL.))
SUPER=01-Pierre Guillermin/Retiring Liberty U. President; :00
OUT Q=guidance or counsel.
Liberty is still trying to eliminate more than 25 million dollars in debt,
but Reverend Falwell says that should not scare off potential applicants.
IN Q=I think anyone
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/L.U. CHANCELLOR: I THINK ANYONE WHO LOOKS AT LIBERTY
UNIVERSITY CLOSELY WILL SEE THAT IT IS A STRONG, HEALTHY, ONGOING INSTITUTION
AND IT IS MY OPINION THAT THE PROBLEM WILL BE SELECTING THE RIGHT ONE, NOT
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty U. Chancellor; :00
OUT Q=not finding one.
Dr. John Borek will serve as interim president while a nationwide search is
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on our newscast, a troubled appliance store says it will re-open
and we'll tell you why opponents of the smart road say its a waste of money.
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Opponents of the "Smart Road" are pointing to a private study as proof the
highway is a waste of money and harmful to the environment.
A coalition of taxpayers, environmental and community activists, did the
study. Project opponents outlined the results today.
The 46-page paper also criticizes 36-other highway projects around the
A ground breaking for the "Smart Road" is scheduled next month but those
fighting the nearly six-mile highway are not giving in.
IN Q=There is
((MICHAEL ABRAHAM/SMART ROAD OPPONENT:THERES IS A LOT OF RESIGNATION, IN OUR
AREA, THAT THIS IS A GOING TO BE DONE TO US NO MATTER WHAT AND WE NEED A
VICTORY, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY THAT WE
HAVE A CHANCE TO DEFEAT THIS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Abraham/Smart Road Opponent; :00
OUT Q=very important.
Supporters say the project will alleviate future traffic congestion.
But Abraham claims his research indicates the level of traffic projected by
the state won't actually occur for decades.
All this week Crenshaws Electronics and Appliances has kept its Roanoke and
Lynchburg stores closed, while a major lender has repossessed a large chunk of
Tomorrow though, Crenshaws will REOPEN its Roanoke location.
Crews took the last of the repossessed merchandise out of Crenshaws Roanoke
store this afternoon.
The repossession efforts moved to Lynchburg tonight.
Deutsche (DOYT-sha) Financial Services says this will help settle an overdue
debt of nearly 337-thousand dollars.
It was not known if the Lynchburg location would reopen tomorrow.
Last year a group led by Jesse Jackson protested the renewal of WDBJ's
The Rainbow Coalition questioned the station's hiring practices when it came
to women and minorities.
The Coalition took its complaints to the Federal Communications Commission
asking it to investigate.
But, today the agency found that WDBJ was in compliance with FCC guidelines
for employment of women and minorities.
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IN Q=We're obviously glad
((JIM SHAVER/WDBJ-7 VP NEWS AND PROGRAMMING: WE'RE OBVIOUSLY GLAD THAT WE CAN
PUT IT BEHIND US AND GET ON TO SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE AHEAD OF US AND
GRATIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION WAS AS CLEAR IN SUPPORTING OUR E-E-O RECRUITMENT
PLAN AS IT WAS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ-7 VP News and Programming;
OUT Q=plan as it was.
The FCC has now renewed WDBJ's license for eight years.
An unpopular decision to transfer assistant principal Zeb (Tahl-ey) Talley
has some Martinsville High School students upset.
Today several students, teachers and parents tried to persuade the school
board to change its mind.
They say transferring Talley from Martinsville High School to Martinsville
Middle School is NOT in the best interest of the students.
IN Q=Do you choose
((LAVELLE PAYNE/MARTINSVILLE JUNIOR: DO YOU CHOOSE NOT TO LISTEN..HAVE YOU EVEN
ASKED MR.TALLEY HIMSELF IF HE THINKS THIS MOVE IS DEROGATORY TO HIS CAREER. I
WONDER BECAUSE I HAVE. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GO. WE DON'T WANT HIM TO GO. PARENTS
DON'T WANT HIM TO GO.))
SUPER=01-Lavelle Payne/Martinsville H.S. Junior;
OUT Q=him to go
Rising junior Kathryn Whitlow says Talley helped her overcome a learning
IN Q=Mr.Talley has
((KATHRYN WHITLOW/MARTINSVILLE SENIOR: MR.TALLEY HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE
IN HELPING ME TO GET WHERE I AM NOW.. I AM PROUD OF WHO I AM ))
SUPER=01-Kathryn Whitlow/Martinsville H.S. Senior
OUT Q=of who I am
The school board says the transfer will still stand.
The assistant principal at Albert Harris Intermediate will replace Talley.
Some graduates of Danville's George Washington High School have come to the
aid of some of that school's seniors.
As Tina Tenret reports, they've formed a tutoring program that gives
troubled students a better chance at graduating.
IN Q= Allan Moore
SUPER=07-Debbie Adams; :14
SUPER=07-Allan Moore; :29
SUPER=01-Judy Doss/Guidance Counselor; :34
OUT Q=News 7, Danville
Allan Moore graduated from George Washington High School three years ago.
But when he saw seniors struggling to pass, he came home to help.
Allan matches GW alumni with high school seniors in a tutoring program
that's getting high marks.
IN Q=I passed chemistry
((DEBBIE ADAMS: I PASSED CHEMISTRY. I WENT UP. I WAS FAILING WITH AN F. THEN
I CAME BACK AND I PASSED CHEMISTRY.))
OUT Q=passed chemistry
Now, Adams hopes to enter the Army.
Allan Moore says she earned her reward.
IN Q=We facilitate
((ALLAN MOORE: WE FACILITATE, WE COORDINATE, WE DON'T OURSELVES IMPROVE THE
OUT Q=the grade
IN Q=They were able
((JUDY DOSS/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: THEY WERE ABLE TO OBSERVE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
WHO WERE CARING, ACCEPTING AND PATIENT. AND OF COURSE THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAM
IS TO IMPROVE THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THAT STUDENT.))
OUT Q=that student
Moore hopes to expand his program next year with 20 returning GW grads as
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville.))
Coming up next, the world's most married man passes away,
and we'll meet a local singer who is proving patience can pay off as he
prepares to head to Nashville.
He's hob-nobbed with country music's rich and famous.
But, now a local country music figure is trying to grab a little of the
lime-light for himself.
Stacey Martin reports.
SUPER=01-Chuck Love/Country Singer; :36
OUT Q=SM, News 7
(( Chuck Love has been on the country music scene for about 40 years--writing
songs and for the most part listening to others sing his tunes.
Tunes like "She Does," "365-Day Woman," and "I Grew Up in West Virginia."
He's known to a few of the stars in country music such as Dolly Parton, Hank
Williams, Jr. and Charlie Pride.
But, Love wants his turn on center stage and a chance to make it big.
He heads to Nashville later this summer to finish his second country music
SOT 13.27.04 - 13.27.19
IN Q=I went there
((CHUCK LOVE/COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER: I WENT THERE SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS
AND I WAS WORKING AND I DIDN'T WANT TO QUIT MY JOB AND TAKE MY SON DOWN THERE
AND MY WIFE AND THERE ADVICE WAS FOR ME TO COME BACK TO ROANOKE WHICH WAS A
GOOD-SIZED TOWN AND TRY TO MAKE A NAME IN ROANOKE.))
OUT Q=name in Roanoke
And, that's what he did.
In the early 70s he was featured on shows like WDBJ's Panorama and "The
Chuck Love Show" which aired on W-B-R-A.
And, today he's entertaining local crowds every Wednesday night here in
Salem at The Snuggery.
But, he thinks he has more to give and more to get in return.
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He's 55 years old and works for the Yokohama Tire Company.
And, he knows the odds for success are against him.
Nowadays most country music fans are following the fame of young rising
stars like Lee Ann Rimes.
But, Love is not giving up the dreams he's had since age 15 and still waits
for that one big break.
SOT 13.28.14 - 13.28.31
IN Q=I'm determined to
((CHUCK LOVE/COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER: I'M DETERMINED TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT.
IT'S A LOT OF TIMES BEING AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. MEETING THE
RIGHT PERSON. AND, I FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU GET A DREAM SOONER OR LATER IN YOUR
LIFE YOU'LL CROSS THAT PLACE IN YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU TELL PEOPLE THAT'S HOW I
GOT MY BREAK.))
OUT Q=got my break.
Stacey Martin, News 7 Roanoke County.
The world's most married man has died.
SUPER=03-Redlands, CA/File Tape;
Eighty-eight year old Scotty Wolfe was listed for 35 years in the Guiness
Book of World Records for taking 29 trips down the aisle.
Shown here with wife number 27, Wolfe died June 10th of undisclosed causes.
Friends say Wolfe was a unique person.
SOT 20:07:36 Conus Weird
IN Q=He had an
SUPER=01-Peter Duncan/Nursing Home Spokesman
OUT Q=for number 30.
Wolfe's last wife was a record holder in her own right. She is the world's
most married woman with 23 husbands.
She and Wolfe married 11 months ago, but did not live together because
neither one wanted to move.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada; :00
Dominik Hasek dominated the NHL postseason awards banquet last night.
Hasek was voted the league's most valuable player by both his peers and the
league's sports writers.
He is the first goalie in 35 years to win the writer's Hart Trophy.
The last to do so was Jacques Plante.
Hasek also won the Vezna trophy for the top goalie.
Baseball's interleague play is finished for a week, so yesterday it was back
to the old way of doing things.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/Rockies vs. Padres; :00
For the Rockies Andres Gallaraga it was the same old way of doing things as
he hit his second three run homer in as many days to power Colorado to a 8-to-4
win over the Padres.
Gallaraga complemented his 20th homer of the season with a defensive gem as
he makes the stab in the hole and flips to winner Roger Bailey for the out.
The final 8-to-4.
Roanoke's Chip Sullivan shot an even par round of 71 yesterday in Rye, New
York during the first round of the Buick Classic to put himself in decent shape
heading into today.
SUPER=03-Rye, NY; :00
In fact for wat least yesterday, Chip beat Tiger Woods.
Tiger, who struggled at the U.S. Open last week in Maryland, shot a one over
IN Q="I'm right...
((TIGER WOODS/ROUND OF 72 TODAY:))
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Round of 72 Today;:00
OUT Q=...CAN GET HOT."
Ernie Els the Open winner leads after shooting a 7 under 64.
Locally, Hanging Rock Pro Billy McBride received the ultimate honor this
week from the City of Lynchburg.
McBride, a native of Roanoke, spent 9 years in Lynchburg working at several
different golf courses.
And earlier this week he was inducted into the Central Virginia golf hall of
fame. He's one of four men to receive the honor.
IN Q=:That's my...
((BILLY MCBRIDE/CENTRAL VIRGINIA HALL OF FAMER: ))
SUPER=01-Billy McBride/Central Virginia Hall Of Famer; :
OUT Q=...BESTOWED THIS."
Jeff Hostetler checked into Redskins' Park in Ashburn yesterday to talk to
the DC media.
He told them exactly why he was so quick to sign with the Skins after being
released by the Raiders.
IN Q="Well, ...
((JEFF HOSTETLER/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Hostetler/Redskins Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...EVERYBODY FITS."
Tomorrow marks the final day of George Lynch's hometown basketball camp as
97 campers continue to fine tune their basketball skills.
Lynch is also making sure his campers tune up on their people skills.
In addition to going over fundamentals, the NBA forward has added some speaking
((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzly Forward; :00
OUT Q=...proper English
Still to come tonight, Roy Stanley has tonight's report from the Roanoke
Valley Horse show,
as he introduces us to Rick Coward, a black man making his mark in what is
often an all-white sport.
This year's draft is set for next Wednesday, and
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Last Season; :00
along with all of the college players in the mix is this young man, Tracy
McGrady, the top high school player in the country last season.
McGrady, who just graduated from Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham has
made himself eligible for the draft.
He is a likely first round selection.
And the Adidas shoe company has so much faith in his future, that it has signed
him to a $12 million dollar endorsement contract to wear Adidas apparel.
Rick Coward is a black man in a predominately white sport.
In a year when sports fans are celebrating the accomplishments of Tiger
Woods, and remembering the path Jackie Robinson first walked, it only seems
appropriate that Rick Coward make his mark in the predominately white sport of
Roy Stanley has his story from the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
IN Q="Coward has...
SUPER=01-Rick Coward/Horse Trainer And Rider; :20
SUPER=01-Courtney Petersen/Rider For Cavalier Farm; :1:07
OUT Q=........7 sports."
((Coward has been around horses for all of his life. His family owned a horse
farm in New Jersey.
After relocating in Washington, Coward began to teach at one of the top
riding schools in the country.
But working a horse show in North Carolina is where Coward got his big
((RICK COWARD/TRAINER AND RIDER: ))
((Coward and Cavalier Farm have 8 horses he's working with At the Roanoke
Valley Horse show.
He has his moments in the ring as rider but Coward spends most of his time
on the outside ring training
And they say he's the most laid back trainer in the business.))
((COURTNEY PETERSEN/RIDER FOR CAVALIER FARM: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Researchers at Virginia State University are trying to breed the perfect
goat ...for dinner.
Ellen Qualls has more.
IN Q=Goat meat.
SUPER=01-Terry Gipson/VSU Goat Researcher; :14
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Petersburg.
It isn't just for breakfast anymore.
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((WE'RE SEEING AN INCREASING DEMAND FOR GOAT.))
nat sot goat reaction shot
Goat: the other red meat.
Okay so it may be a little hard for many Virginians to imagine.
SOT TAPE ONE 02:46:58
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: I LIKE IT A LOT. I TELL PEOPLE THAT IT'S
A CROSS BETWEEN VENISON AND BEEF. IF YOU LIKE VENISON AND BEEF, THEN YOU'LL
Just a plug from the goats: if you like cashmere, mohair, or milk, you can
like goats...and they get to live.
But just like Americans can count sheep in their sleep and then on their
dinner tables, the ethnic consumers who buy goat are merely bringing their
recipes from home.
SOT TAPE ONE 02:45:41
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: THE MAJOR MARKET FOR THE EAST COAST HERE
IS THE HALAL OR ISLAMIC GROUP. AND THAT'S ABOUT 14 MILLION STRONG.
CONCENTRATED HERE ON THE EAST COAST.))
There is promising new research out of Georgia that the goats may be hoping
Southerners will hear.
SOT TAPE ONE 03:58:38
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: ANY GOAT WILL EAT KUDZU. AND THAT'S
BECAUSE OF THE DIETARY PREFERENCE OF GOATS.))
But if they don't make the cut for cashmere or kudzu patrol--
SOT TAPE ONE 02:51:47
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: GOATS ARE ESCAPE ARTISTS. AND THEY WILL
GET OUT OF CONVENTIONAL LIVESTOCK FENCING.))
SOT TAPE TWO STANDUP 03:42:40
((AN INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED AND DIVERSE GROCERY STORE CLIENTELE MEANS THAT
GOAT MEAT AT HARRIS TEETER IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. AFTER ALL, IT'S A LOW
FAT OPTION. AND THEY'RE ALL FREE RANGE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, PETERSBURG.))