Cigarette billboards will soon be history- What else does today's huge
tobacco settlement mean? We'll tell you.
A shooting in Southeast Roanoke sends one man to the hospital.
And one local girl is making a break in men's fashion. Check out her tie
News 7 is next.
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GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire
No more Joe Camel.
No more Marlboro Man.
No more cigarette sales through vending machines and no more tobacco
The landmark agreement between more than 30 states and the tobacco industry
WILL mean sweeping changes- as Wyatt Andrews reports.
SUPER=01-Mike Moore/Mississippi Attorney General; 28
OUT Q=percentage point they miss."
((There were hugs handshakes and high fives as this deal finally was struck,
...more than 30 states and five tobacco companies in a truly sweeping
agreement. Big tobacco will admit that nicotine is addictive, change the way
it market cigarettes to kids and pay more than 360 billion dollars to victims,
the states and the federal government. The states lead negotiator, Mike Moore
MIKE MOORE/MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT WE THINK, WE KNOW BELIEVE IS THIS
IS THE MOST HISTORIC PUBLIC HEALTH ACHIEVEMENT IN HISTORY.
As part of the deal, tobacco agreed to drastic operating changes. In
advertising, Joe camel, cartoon characters, even human characters will be
banned. No ads on the internet. No outdoor billboards. No ads in sports
arenas. No vending machines. Warnings on the pack will be one fourth of the
front, with one warning reading, smoking can kill.
And then this. a
committment by the tobacco companies they must reduce teen smoking 50 per cent
in seven years, 60 per cent in 10 years or pay fines for every percentage
point they miss.))
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The deal must first be approved by Congress, and the president.
Senator John Warner issued a statement this afternoon,
He said although he hasn't had a chance to review all the details, the
agreement does "appear to make strides toward keeping tobacco out of the hands
Congressman Virgil Goode's news secretary says Goode plans to review the
agreement to see how it affects tobacco growers and dealers.
No comment so far from other members of the Virginia delegation.
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire
In a place where tobacco is the cash crop, today's settlement is a harsh
Farmers in Southside Virginia say they're the victims of this deal and they
weren't even invited to the bargaining table.
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=Farmer Clarence Bryant
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SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco; 11
SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Tobacco Warehouse Co-Owner; :35
OUT Q=News 7, Danville;
Farmer Clarence Bryant looks over his tobacco fields.
He calls this crop his version of a one-point-five million dollar business.
But thanks to this settlement, his profits could go up in smoke.
IN Q=And when
((CLARENCE BRYANT/FARMER: WHEN I'M NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY PART IN SOMETHING
THAT COULD AFFECT ME SO ADVERSELY, OF COURSE I HAVE CONCERN. I WOULD
DEFINITELY HAVE LIKED SOME INPUT.))
OUT Q=some input
Bryant blames attorneys.
He says they're having a heyday launching lawsuits over smoking.
Others say it will get much worse.
IN Q=We've seen
((HARRY LEA/TOBACCO WAREHOUSE CO-OWNER: WE'VE SEEN WHAT THEY'VE DONE WITH
TOBACCO. NOW THEY'RE GOING TO TELL YOU YOU CAN ONLY DRINK FROM FIVE TO SEVEN
OR A BAR CAN ONLY BE OPEN THAT LONG. YOU'RE JUST NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO
LEGISLATE PERSONAL BEHAVIOR AND MORALITY.))
OUT Q=and morality
Bumper stickers in Danville read "tobacco pays my bills."
In fact, tobacco sales could bring about 100 million dollars to Danville in
only 15 weeks this year.
Many people here do not want to see that success snuffed out.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville))
Today's decision has many local race fans worried about the sport.
R-J Reynolds is the primary sponsor of NASCAR's Winston Cup series.
The tobacco company pours 25 to 35 million dollars annually into the series.
Winston billboards and giveaways are prominent at every track.
Tonight NASCAR released a statement saying it is too early to tell what
today's agreement will mean to it's sport.
It did call it's 30 year relationship with R-J Reynolds "mutually
However it did point out that NASCAR existed long before tobacco company
An associate professor at Virginia Tech is applauding today's deal.
Matt McAllister wrote a book about the affects of advertising on American
He says it's about time the government took Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man
out of circulation.
IN Q=Children are
((MATT MCALLISTER/COMMUNICATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT.:CHILDREN ARE ESPECIALLY
VULNERABLE CONSUMERS AND WHEN, AGAIN, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT SOME SCIENTISTS
BELIEVE IS AS PHYSICALLY ADDICTIVE AS HEROINE, THEN I THINK ITS LOGICAL TO
ASSUME THAT SMOKING ADVERTISEMENTS THAT USE CARTOON CHARACTERS COULD
POTENTIALLY REACH THAT AUDIENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Matt McAllister/Communication Studies Department; :00
OUT Q=that audience.
McAllister says many European countries already put tight restrictions on
A shooting earlier this evening in Southeast Roanoke left one man wounded.
Officials are refusing to release the name of the victim but say he
apparently got into a traffic dispute with another motorist.
The argument supposedly began at a nearby fast food restaurant and continued
onto the corner of Mountain Road and 8th street where the shooting occurred.
The victim was conscious when rescue workers arrived at the scene and was
taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, the verdict is in against the Megan's Law
and we'll see why a fatal prank will cost three teenagers 15 years in prison.
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A death sentence for the man who killed Megan Kanka-
A jury decided the sentence today- to applause outside the courthouse.
Jesse Timmendequas was convicted in the 1994 rape and strangulation of the
seven year old.
Megan Kanka's murder inspired the so called Megan's law that requires
communities be notified if a repeat sex offender moves into their neighborhood.
A 15 year sentence for three friends who pulled up a stop sign- an act that
caused the death of three teens.
Thomas Miller, Christopher Cole and Nissa Baillie were convicted of
stealing signs including one at a busy intersection-
The next day a truck slammed into a car killing three teens.
((I AM SO SORRY TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. BUT MY SISTER DOES NOT BELONG IN
PRISON. CRYING ))
((I DO KNOW THESE KIDS ARE REMORSEFUL FOR THE STUPIDITY OF WHAT THEY DID.))
OUT Q=OF WHAT THEY DID."
While some victim's families requested a maximum 52 years- one mother who
lost her son had this to say.
((I'M ASKING JUDGE FOR LENIENCY. I DO'T BELIEVE IN AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND TOOTH
FOR A TOOTH. TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT.))
OUT Q=MAKE A RIGHT."
The judge has allowed the defendants to post bail and return home pending
A state program aimed at helping ex-offenders must close its headquarters- at
The reason- a lack of money. So Virginia CARES will shut its office until
Locally TAP Virginia-CARES was forced to cut its staff to two.
Rosana Anderson says its difficult to operate with three fewer people.
IN Q=that makes me
((ROSANA ANDERSON/TAP VA- CARES DIRECTOR: THAT MAKES ME FEEL SAD. I JUST WISH
THAT THERE WERE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR EX-OFFENDERS TO GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY ))
SUPER=01-Rosana Anderson/TAP VA-CARES Director
OUT Q=an opportunity
Anderson says the program is cost effective and saves tax payers money.
IN Q=It takes
((ROSANA ANDERSON/TAP VA-CARES DIRECTOR: IT TAKES OVER 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO
HOUSE AN INMATE IN PRISON FOR AN AVERAGE OF TWO YEARS..OUR AVERAGE WE CAN TAKE
2-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TWO YEARS A DEAL WITH ONE PARTICIPANT ))
OUT Q=one participant
Virginia-Cares lost the majority of its funding when it had to split state
funds with other agencies.
When the Vietnam War ended in 1975 the fight continued for many Vietnamese
Some of these were Nung soldiers who fought along side U-S special forces.
A group of Green Berets campaigned the United States government for its
Denise Allen introduces us to one such family making a new start in Roanoke.
IN Q=Sam Ho and his
SUPER=03-Hong Kong; :10 QUICK
SUPER=39-Sam Ho/Vietnamese Refugee; :17
SUPER=03-Vietnam/File Tape; :31
SUPER=01-Barbara Smith/Immigration Services Dir.; :43
OUT Q=News 7
(( Sam Ho and his family spent seven years in Hong Kong refugee camps.
His daughter is 18 and at ages 10 and 8 his sons have spent most of their
lives behind barbed-wire fences.
He never thought he and his family would be living in the United States.
IN Q=when he was
((SAM HO/VIETNAMESE REFUGEE: WHEN HE WAS PERSECUTED IN VIETNAM HE PLANNED TO
ESCAPE TO HONG KONG. HE DIDN'T KNOW HE WOULD COME HERE BECAUSE IT WAS SO
OUT Q=it was so difficult
Ho was one of the many Vietnam Nung soldiers which fought side by side with
United States Green Berets.
And in the end it was the special forces soldiers who lobbied the U.S.
government to give the Vietnam Nung political asylum.
IN Q=They went on
((BARBARA SMITH/IMMIGRATION SERVICES DIR.: THEY WENT ON RECONNAISSANCE
MISSIONS DEEP INTO ENEMY TERRITORY. THEY DID SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS WORK
IN THE WAR.))
OUT Q=IN THE WAR
31 families arrived in the country yesterday, but Ho says many more had
already been shipped back to Vietnam before the U.S. intervened.
He says the United States saved their lives and created a future full of
hope for his children.
Denise Allen News 7.
Coming up next, a report says the Air Force is about to explain the Roswell
and we'll see how a young artist from Bedford will soon have her masterpieces
hanging from necks around the country.
She may not be a Donna Karan, at least not yet. But a 12-year old Bedford
girl is nevertheless making her mark locally in men's fashion.
Stacey Martin has the story.
IN Q=I think it
SUPER=07-Kathy Glover; :00
SUPER=01-Megan Glover/Young Artist; :26
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke
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IN Q=I THINK IT
((KATHY GLOVER: I THINK IT WAS HER DAD WHO SAID MEGAN, WE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU
LAST NIGHT AND WE SHOWED IT TO HER AND SHE WENT UP TO HER ROOM WITH IT.))
OUT Q=room with it.
((And, after thirty minutes her daughter Megan completed the application for
a tie-designing contest-- and handed in what became a winning entry, or
Her version of the tie design included only one picture of the sun--but
after some touching up from an art designer--"Summer Fun" as Megan calls it,
made its debut.
SOT 14.10.03 - 14.10.09
IN Q=I think it
((MEGAN GLOVER/YOUNG ARTIST: I THINK IT JUST LIKE CAME TO ME. IT WAS JUST
THINKING ABOUT WHAT TO DRAW AND IT WAS JUST AN IDEA.))
OUT Q=just an idea.
Megan said coming up with the design was no big deal--and after all at age
12 she was doing what she does best--creating artwork.
And, she has past projects to prove it--watercolor designs, charcoal
pictures and even self-portraits.
But, this was the biggest reward yet she's received for her work. And, it's
a feeling she can get used to.
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IN Q=It feels
((MEGAN GLOVER/YOUNG ARTIST: IT FEELS PRETTY GOOD.))
OUT Q=pretty good.
The tie-designing contest she entered was a joint effort by Savant Men's
Apparell Division and Save the Children--a non-profit group helping youngsters
Young winners get a 500 dollar savings bond and more importantly bragging
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IN Q=This Belk Department
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THIS BELK DEPARTMENT STORE IS JUST ONE OF MANY
THROUGHOUT THE AREA FEATURING DESIGNS FROM 17 OF THE CONTEST WINNERS FROM
AROUND THE COUNTRY. EVERY TIME A TIE IS SOLD 5 PERCENT OF THE PROFIT GOES TO
SAVE THE CHILDREN. BUT SHOPPERS BEWARE, THEY'RE GOING AS FAST AS THEY COME.
STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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Coming up a first time pole winner on the new track in California, bad news
for Tech football fans, Chip makes the cut, archers take aim, and the Jack
Russell Terrier races are back.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Phils vs. Braves - TBS; :00
But first the Braves won their 45th game of the season tonight thanks in part
to the bat of Andruw Jones.
The second year player hit this two run double to complement Tom Glavine, who
tossed a seven hitter for his third complete game of the year. Braves win
4-to-1. Now let's check all of the scores.
GO TO SCORES
IN Q=first audio
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SUPER=0092-/Pittsburgh/0/j/New York/1///j/Cincinnati/4//St. Louis/2///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
TAKE A BREAK
An average Joe leads the way in qualifying tonight out in Fontana, California
at Roger Penske's brand new track.
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Time trials began shortly after six eastern time with most eyes on who else
but points leader Jeff Gordon.
Gordon was the fastest in practice yesterday, but only third fastest today.
Last week's pole winner at California's sister track in Michigan, Dale
Jarrett qualified ninth.
His teammate Ernie Irvan had a firm grip on the pole until late in qualifying
when Joe Nemechek went out and shocked the crowd with a record run of 183 point
015 miles an hour to win the inaugural pole for the California 500 by NAPA.
It's his first pole in 105 Cup starts.
IN Q="Our Bell South...
((JOE NEMECHEK/CALIFORNIA 500 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Joe Nemechek/California 500 Pole Winner; :00
Jeff Burton for the final starting post on the first day, qualifying the
Exide Ford 25th.
And Earnhardt was 14th quickest in the Goodwrench chevrolet.
Now the rundown.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Joe Nemechek /183.015/2. Ernie Irvan//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Wally
Dallenbach//5. Ken Schrader//;
SUPER=0107-6. Geoff Bodine//7. Jeff Green//8. Darrell Waltrip//9. Dale
Jarrett//10. Terry Labonte//;
SUPER=0107-11. Ricky Craven//12. Mark Martin//13. Johnny Benson//14. Dale
Earnhardt//15. Bobby Labonte//;
SUPER=0107-16. Rusty Wallace//17. Bill Elliott//18. Michael Waltrip//19. Jimmy
Spencer//20. Ted Musgrave//;
SUPER=0107-21. Jeremy Mayfield//22. Lake Speed//23. Derrike Cope//24. Chad
Little//25. Jeff Burton//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Ward Burton was 38th fastest and Rick Mast 39th.
The race is set for two on Sunday.
The Virginia Tech Football program has lost one of its top freshman recruits
for next season.
Tyrone Robertson, the all-state lineman from Danville's George Washington
high school won't be attending Tech because he failed to graduate from high
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Two of Robertson's coaches confirmed tonight that Robertson dropped out of GW
in late May because he reportedly was close to failing an English class.
He did not get his high school diploma, and now is considering enrolling at
Fork Union prep school for a year.
Robertson was a Friday Football Extra player of the week last season, and one
of the most dominating players in the state.
Chip Sullivan shot a 74 today to go with yesterday's even par round of 71 at
the Buick Classic in Rye, New York.
He just makes the cut with that 3 over total
But he's 13 shots behind shots behind leader Ernie Els.
IN Q="I think...
((ERNIE ELS/SECOND ROUND LEADER -10))
SUPER=01-Ernie Els/Second Round Leader -10; :00
OUT Q=...THAT'S THE ZONE.
Tiger also sneaked in with his second straight 72.
You can catch the final two rounds right here on Your Hometown Station this
The NBA draft is set for next Wednesday and today two teams got in a little
The 76ers get Celtics forward Dino Radja from Boston, the former second round
pick played in just 25 games last season.
In exchange the Celtics get two players, power forward Clarence Weatherspoon
who was a college machine at Southern Miss and veteran forward MIchael Cage.
Still to come tonight, we'll head to the horse show for a look at the Jack
Russell Terrier races,
Plus, Roy Stanley and photographers Dennis Brown introduce us to a olympic
archer who is in the area for the weekend.
The Trebark A-S-A Pro/Am 3-D Archery Tournament rolls on tomorrow down in the
Union Hall section of Franklin County.
And Roy Stanley says this year's field includes an olympic gold medalist
and a Roanoker who is ready to turn pro.
IN Q="Over 13....
SUPER=03-Union Hall; :00
SUPER=01-Rod White/Olympic Gold Medalist; :19
SUPER=01-Richard Leftwich/Future Pro; :1:09
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((Over 13 hundred archers will compete in this years event.
And among that group is Rod White, a member of the 1996 United States
archery team that won the gold medal at the Olympics.))
((ROD WHITE/OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST: ))
((After the gold medal, It was natural for the 20 year old White to turn pro.
He did so in February and this weeks shoot in Union Hall is only his third
event as a pro.))
((Roanoke's Richard Leftwich is considering a pro career in the Sport.
He's competed in only two previous events. It's almost certain he'll make
the move no matter what the cost but this weeks pro am event will play a role
in any decision he makes.))
((RICHARD LEFTWICH/AMATEUR ARCHER: ))
The Roanoke Valley horse show wraps up tomorrow night with the $50 thousand
dollar Grand Prix, but for my money you can't beat tonight's attraction.
Welcome to the $250 dollar jack Russell Terrier races, that attract owners and
dogs of all sizes, shapes and temperament.
Tonight the terriers went through 1 practice heat and four rounds of heated
competition before "Marvelous Myron" took home first place for his owner Magan
IN Q="We train...
((MEGAN WALKER/"MARVELOUS MYRON'S" OWNER: ))
SUPER=01-Megan Walker/"Marvelous Myron's" Owner; :00
OUT Q=...ALL HE DOES."
Watch closely one this heat as the terrier on the left of the screen catches
his backlegs and flips to the finish.
The Air Force is ready to give its version of what really happened in the
desert of New Mexico.
Some people believe a flying saucer crashed near Roswell 50 years ago.
There were reports of alien bodies found at the scene.
In a report to be released on Tuesday, the Air Force explains those hairless
alien bodies were really rubber test dummies used in parachuting experiments.
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Meanwhile Arizona Governor Fife Symington says a suspect has been arrested
in connection with those mysterious lights over Phoenix.
During a press conference carried live on two television stations, Symington
said his office would not accept any attempts at alien invasion.
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IN Q=Let Me say that
SUPER=01-Gov. Fife Symington/Arizona
OUT Q= entire community
But when the suspect was brought in, reporters realized they had been the
victims of a hoax.
Symington says he just wanted to prove to that the media was taking the event
entirely too serious.
They are classic- They're black and white and they go great with a glass of
They're Oreo cookies
This week the cookie turns 85th.
That's reason to celebrate at the Henrico County plant where the cookie was
The factory near Richmond produces almost 7 million Oreos a day.
Here's an Oreo statistic for you-
84 percent of men eat the cookies whole- It's mostly women who tear them
apart and go for the filling first.