In Washington today, Tobacco talks are down to the details.
And Crenshaws is back in business in Roanoke.
Keep the ice water handy-- we've got another hot one on the way.
Highs today will push to near 90.
The weekend outlook-- plus Growin' It, coming up.
Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.
The Attorneys General for the states negotiating a settlement with tobacco
companies will hold a news conference in less than an hour to update their
The two sides are said to be moving closer to a settlement.
More than 30 states have sued the tobacco industry to recover their costs
for treating the health problems of smokers.
The settlement would include billions of dollars in payments, plus dictate
how tobacco is sold for the next 25 years.
((MIKE MOORE/MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL:WE THINK THE INDUSTRY OUGHT TO BE
PUNISHED FOR WHAT THEY'VE DONE IN THE PAST...KILLING MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND
WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT. AND WE THINK THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE PAID THE BILL,
TAXPAYERS OF THIS COUNTRY OUGHT TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THAT, WE'RE GONNA DO THAT
AND MUCH MUCH MORE. WE PROMISE YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Moore/Mississippi Attorney General;
OUT Q=WE PROMISE YOU.
Congress and the President would have to ratify the deal.
Smokers may be financing health care for uninsured children.
The Senate Finance Committee has approved a tax bill that would raise the
federal per-pack tax on cigarettes from 24 to 44 cents.
Part of the money raised would go for the expanded health coverage.
President Clinton is in Denver hosting the annual meeting of the world's
leading industrialized nations.
The three-day meeting begins tonight with a speech by Russian President
Bill Plante reports.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; 1:18
OUT Q=CBS News with the President in Denver.
PRESIDENT CLINTON ARRIVED IN THE MILE HIGH CITY FLYING HIGH ABOUT THE
AMERICAN ECONOMY.. A FAR CRY FROM THE DAYS WHEN THE U.S. FACED CRITICISM AT
THESE ANNUAL GATHERINGS FOR AN OUT OF CONTROL DEFICIT.
MR. CLINTON'S MESSAGE THIS YEAR: THE US ECONOMY HAS BECOME A MODEL FOR THE
"We host our partners at time when american economy is strongest in the
world.. new American economic approach has enabled us to move faster into new
NARR: MR CLINTON PREVIEWED WHAT THE U.S. WILL TELL THE OTHER LEADERS WHO
GATHER HERE TODAY: YOU TOO CAN GROW YOUR ECONOMY AND CUT SPENDING. TO AMERICA,
THE MESSAGE IS: ECONOMIC SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON WHAT THIS NATION SELLS THE WORLD.
"We can't afford not to keep reaching ut to the rest of the world and I intend
to do it.. "
NARR: HERE IN DENVER, - THE SITE OF THE JUST COMPLETED OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING
CASE - SECURITY IS EXCEPTIONALLY TIGHT.. HUNDREDS OF CONCRETE BARRICADES AND
THOUSANDS OF FEET OF CHAIN LINK FENCES WERE BEING ERECTED ACROSS THE CITY..
PLANTE ON CAMERA CLOSE:
THE PRESIDENT MEETS ONE-ON-ONE TODAY WITH THE LEADERS OF FRANCE AND ITALY -
AND ALSO WITH BORIS YELTSIN. RUSSIA IS A FULL PARTICIPANT FOR THE FIRST TIME
THIS YEAR - THUS THE G-7 HAS BECOME "THE SUMMIT OF THE EIGHT." IT OPENS AT
DINNER TONIGHT. BILL PLANTE CBS NEWS WITH THE PRESIDENT IN DENVER.))
The U-S Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday that may provide insight
into how the justices will rule on Virginia's only black majority congressional
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/Virginia 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 has NOT 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.
The justices also upheld the death sentence of convicted killer Joseph
O'Dell's attorneys tried to argue that a 19-94 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 19-85 murder of a woman outside a Virginia
Beach night club.
The pope supported O'Dell's effort to avoid the death penalty.
Crenshaws Electronics and Appliances is back in business in Virginia.
It opened its doors in Roanoke for the first time in four days this morning.
Merchandise covers about two- thirds of its showroom.
The North Carolina chain closed its Roanoke and Lynchburg locations this
week while a lender repossessed merchandise to help pay off overdue loan
Crenshaws says many of the items were holdovers from the store's previous
owner that weren't selling well.
There's no word on when Crenshaws' Lynchburg store will reopen.
The same lender repossessed a truckload of merchandise there last night.
Smart Road supporters may be smarting from the results of a private study on
Opponents of the five-point seven mile highway between Blacksburg and
Christiansburg outlined the findings yesterday.
The study, conducted by a coalition of environmental and community
activists, claims the Smart Road is a waste of money and harmful to the
IN Q=We've known
((MICHAEL ABRAHAM/SMART ROAD OPPONENT:WE'VE KNOWN ABOUT THIS LIST FOR A LONG
TIME, AND WE'VE KNOWN THAT THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THIS PROJECT, IT'S
NEVER BEEN A GOOD PROJECT, IT'S NEVER BEEN PARTICULARLY WELL FOUNDED AND IT'S
CERTAINLY NOT POPULAR, SO, NO, IT DIDN'T SURPRISE ME AT ALL. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Abraham/Smart Road Opponent; :00
OUT Q=at all.
Supporters of the Smart Road say the project will ease future traffic
But Abraham claims his research indicates the level of traffic projected by
the state won't actually occur for decades.
A fire at a New Jersey electrical
substation is causing headaches for travelers this morning.
The fire knocked at power to about 30-thousand customers including Newark
That's caused a number of flight delays.
Travel by land isn't any better, a main exit off the New Jersey turnpike
connecting commuters to points east has been closed.
The transfer of a high school assistant principal is causing controversy in
Yesterday several students, teachers and parents tried to persuade the school
board to change its mind.
They say transferring Zeb (Tahl-ey) 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 George Washington High School seniors are getting help from a group of
graduates of the Danville school.
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.))
Despite his opponents' criticism, Jim Gilmore says he can have his cake and
eat it too.
The Republican for Governor contends he can both increase education spending
and get rid of the personal property tax.
Gilmore was in Lynchburg yesterday speaking to about 800 rising high school
seniors at the Boys State convention.
The former attorney general says he'll introduce legislation to hire four
thousand new teachers as soon as he takes office.. and gradually phase out
property taxes by the time he leaves.
IN Q=We're going to
((JIM GILMORE/FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE'RE GOING TO PUSH FORWARD ON THE
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN PUT THEM INTO EFFECT. BUT
PART AND PARCEL TO THIS IS THE PROPERTY TAX CUT. WE BELIEVE WE CAN IMPLEMENT
THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM.))
OUT Q=this entire program.
Gilmore refutes criticism that his tax cut plan is unconstitutional.
His opponent, Democrat Don Beyer, calls the idea a "feel-good" political
He's from Southwest Virginia and he's headed for Opry Land.
And Chuck Love says he'll keep trying until he makes it.
Love already has more than 40 years of experience over most of the
industry's newest stars, such as teenager Lee Ann Rimes.
But they have name recognition.
The Yokohama Tire worker knows some may see how old he is and tell him NOT
to quit his day job.
Still he says he's not letting skeptics make him think twice.
SOT 13.28.57 - 13.29.15
IN Q=Everybody's going on
((CHUCK LOVE/COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER: EVERYBODY'S GOING ON ABOUT LEE ANN RIMES
BEING YOUNG AND HOW GREAT SHE COULD SING AND THIS AND THAT AND SHE WAS SO
YOUNG. BUT, IN MY MIND I THOUGH IF I COULD DO THAT IT WOULD TURN AROUND THE
OPPOSITE FOR ME. THEY'D SAY WELL, THIS GUY IS 55-YEARS OLD AND HE'S GOT A HIT
SUPER=01-Chuck Love/Country Music Singer;
OUT Q=hit song
Love has made more than a few trips to Nashville, finally recording his
first album in 19-78.
But, that album got little attention.
He says if this one fares the same he'll keep trying anyway.
If you're thinking of a grilling up a juicy steak for dinner this weekend,
researchers at Virginia State University may recommend goat.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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.
SOT TAPE ONE 03:56:00
((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.))
Annuals are so-called because they grow, thrive, bloom and die all in one
So how do you keep annual beds looking the same year after year WITHOUT
replanting? Let them re-seed.
Certain annuals, like the California poppy and the marigold, will self seed
and return the next season.
However, some hybrids will behave a bit differently.
IN Q=There are...
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Horticulture Gardens Director;
OUT Q=in the garden
This way, the annuals that you like and wish to repeat will behave much
SUPER=330-Clear & Mild/Wind S Light/65-69/Partly Sunny/Scattered Storms/86-90;
SUPER=331-Mostly/Clear/65-69/Warm & Humid/Scattered Storms/88-92;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Clear/60-64/Partly Cloudy/Chance of Showers/82-86;
SUPER=333-Clear Skies/Wind S Light/60-64/Partly Sunny/Evening Storms/82-86;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Wind S 5-10/60-65/Hot & Hazy/Chance of Storms/82-86;
Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition last year questioned W-D-B-J's hiring
practices concerning women and minorities.
The group then took its case to the Federal Communications Commission asking
that W-D-B-J-7's license NOT be renewed.
But, yesterday the F-C-C- disagreed.
Part of its ruling stated that the facts don't justify the allegations and
that renewing the station's license is in the public interest.
Hanging Rock Pro Billy McBride received the ultimate honor this week from
the City of Lynchburg.
McBride, a native of Roanoke, spent nine 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."
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; :13
SUPER=01-Courtney Petersen/Rider For Cavalier Farm; :52
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.))
((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: ))
The caped crusader and his fearless sidekick fly into a bat theatre near you
IN Q=WATCH THE FIRST STEP, SURFS UP..
SUPER=04-"Batman & Robin"-Warner Brothers;
OUT Q=(NATS OF SURFING IN AIR)
"Batman and Robin" is expected to lead at the box office on this first
weekend of summer.
The crimefighting duo becomes the triumphant trio with the addition of
The fourth Bat flick also features two new villains.
Mr. Freeze played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Poison Ivy played by Uma
In a world full of colorful cookies the black and white Oreo remains an
The dark chocolate cookie with the creamy white filling is celebrating its
It's been cause for celebration at the Henrico County plant where the cookie
It produces almost seven-million Oreos a day.
Oreos have seen a lot of history, but they continue to divide Americans into
two groups: those that eat the center filling first, and those who eat the