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(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
ABOUT 85-PERCENT OF OUR TIME IS SPENT PERFORMING SOME SORT OF COMMUNITY
SERVICE. RATHER THAN MAKING AN ARREST AND WRITING TICKETS.
FORMER ROANOKE COUNTY SHERIFF O-S FOSTER HAS DIED.
JOE CAMEL IS OUT-- THE CONTROVERSIAL CARTOON CHARACTER HAS BEEN DROPPED BY
IT'S A PLEASURE TO SAY GOODBYE TO JOE CAMEL. BYE BYE. ))
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It's THURSDAY July TENTH...
Our top story--
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((THEY CHANGED THEIR MINDS A COUPLE OF TIMES, SO WE'LL JUST WAIT AND SEE. ))
OUT Q=WAIT AND SEE.
It's been a day of ups and downs for some employees at Salem's General
Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
More on General Electric in a moment but first...
A 42-year old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a car in Bedford
Authorities say it was a hit and run.
The accident happened around 8:40 tonight on the 460 bypass near the Terrace
The man was apparently hit by a green Ford.
State Police managed to stop a suspect shortly after the accident.
Workers at the General Electric Drive Systems plant in Salem thought they's
be hearing about layoffs--
But by the end of the day, it turned out to be only a possible indicator of
Len Besthoff has an update.
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SUPER=01-Les Brown/GE Employee; :15
SUPER=01-Kyle Gravely/GE Employee; :38
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
GE management told at least several dozen production workers that 160
layoffs were on the way...pre pro list
that, in addition to a limited workforce for a two week period, and a one day
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OUT Q=five- fifty.
Employees say a few hours later though, the company backtracked on the
layoffs and maybe the other moves as well, leaving workers wondering, who's in
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shots plant or ratification wednesday
This ironically comes on the heels of the ratification of a new contract by
GE union workers.
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OUT Q=LB News7.
Negotiations continue to finalize a settlement that aims to keep tobacco
away from children.
And today, one of the tobacco industry's most recognizable faces is being
laid to rest--
"Cool" Joe Camel will be replaced by the more lifelike camel on the label of
R-J Reynolds cigarette packs.
The Federal Trade Commission and anti-tobacco activists charged that Joe
Camel was designed to lure young adults to the brand.
The Clinton Administration is glad to bid farewell to Joe Camel-- but not
as enthusiastic about provisions of the proposed agreement that would impose
limits on the Federal regulation of tobacco products.
The agreements chief architect just doesn't want the settlement to fall
IN Q=What really worries
((MICHAEL MOORE/MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT REALLY WORRIES ME, EVERY DAY
THERE IS NO SETTLEMENT, MORE AND MORE KIDS START SMOKING. AND I THINK THERE'S A
LITTLE ROOM, BUT NOT A LOT FOR TINKERING ON THIS AGREEMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Moore/Mississippi Attorney General; :
While children are learning their A-B-Cs, parents have their own set of
letters to get acquainted with...
A revised television ratings system.
These new definitions expand on the old- using letters to alert parents to
violence, sexual content, strong language and suggestive dialogue.
((TODAY AMERICA'S PARENTS HAVE WON BACK THEIR LIVING ROOMS.))
OUT Q=THEIR LIVING ROOMS."
A-B-C, C-B-S, Fox and the major cable networks have signed on.
But N-B-C has not- saying it doesn't like government involvement in deciding
what people watch.
Those opposed to the National Endowment for the Arts won a crucial vote
today-- effectively eliminating money for the agency that administers the
federal arts grant program.
The measure passed by one vote.
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((ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 217, THE NAYS ARE 216 AND THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED
TO...(GAVEL DOWN) ))
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The agency has been under siege by conservatives for years--
but wouldn't have to shut down because of today's vote.
The Senate must also vote-- and the N-E-A has considerable support there.
U-S forces provided transportation for a successful capture of three accused
war criminals in Bosnia today.
A fourth suspect was shot and killed.
Meanwhile some soldiers from Danville told their families they knew the
situation there was heating up.
When David Jones was home on leave last month, he told his father there was
more going on in Bosnia, than most people on U-S soil realize.
Bobby Jones says hearing about today's shooting makes him want to cry.
SUPER=01-Bobby Jones/Father of Soldier;
OUT Q=catching hell.
Major Tom Wilkinson of the National Guard doesn't believe the Danville
troops were involved in the incident.
But Jones says his son's job has been delivering mail and supplies to
British troops, stationed near the shootout.
Nearly 40- people gathered tonight to learn more about a plan that would
transform a Montgomery County community into a town.
A residential committee is leading the movement to give Prices Fork town
Many at tonight's meeting are undecided on the issue.
Those who support it, say it would give residents more of a voice, while
preserving the area's history.
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((JIM NOONKESTER/TOWN STATUS SUPPORTER:IT IS IMPORTANT TO US, TO RETAIN OUR
COMMUNITY, THE IDENTITY OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND THE HISTORY OF OUR COMMUNITY,
IT'S IMPORTANT TO US, AND IT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU HAVE LIVED A LONG
TIME IN A COMMUNITY AND KNOW THE LONG HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Jim Noonkester/Town Status Supporter; :00
OUT Q=the community.
In Virginia, there are just a few communities that have established town
status since the early 1980's.
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If you have a gambling problem, flipping over a lottery ticket could
provide some help.
And a little later-- if you're cruising through a speed trap in Montgomery
County, you better hope its being run by the newest deputy on the force.
go to break
It's the fourth one this year.
A bomb threat at a state building.
Hundreds of Virginia Department of Transportation workers were evacuated
from their offices in downtown Richmond this afternoon.
No explosive device was found.
The State Capitol has also been threatened and evacuated in the last few
Six Virginians have already called.
The new General Assembly-mandated gambling hotline is just now starting to
appear on lottery tickets.
But the Texas Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling that fields the
calls says the first round of callers heard about it through the media.
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: THE TEXAS COUNCIL REALLY DOES IT VERY WELL.
AND THEY'RE ALSO PROVEN BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING IT FOR TEXAS AND THEY'RE DOING
IT FOR MICHIGAN AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. I THINK, GETTING BACK TO THAT ISSUE
OF BEING ABLE TO TALK TO SOMEBODY, THAT REALLY IS THE CRUX OF IT. BECAUSE THEY
PROVIDE THE ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS.))
SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery;
OUT Q=listening skills.
The first callers already have a big complaint.
There are only five Gamblers Anonymous groups in Virginia to which hotline
workers can refer them.
DISSOLVE TO PINNACLE
The hotline is open around the clock...call 1-888-532-3500
One note from the hotline: the number on your ticket is NOT a winning
The man who served as Roanoke County Sheriff for 20 years has died.
State Trooper O-S Foster first ran for the job in 1967-- he was elected five
Foster was a competitive Republican politician.
He devoted much of his career in law enforcement to upgrading requirements
for his deputies and enhancing their public image.
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((O.S. FOSTER/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF/MAY 16, 1972: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT THE
LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN HAS GREATER RESPECT FOR POLICE OFFICERS THAN IT EVER HAS IN
THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. BY THE SAME TOKEN, I THINK THE RADICAL AND THE
CRIMINAL ELEMENT PROBABLY HAS LESS RESPECT THAN IT'S EVER HAD. ))
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OUT Q=it's ever had.
Foster retired ten years ago, after county voters rejected a referendum to
transform the Sheriff's Office into an independent police department.
O-S Foster died yesterday-- he was 68.
Judge Norman Moon will likely be the next member of the FEDERAL judiciary
in Western Virginia.
Judge Moon has been CHIEF Judge of the state appeals court since 1993.
He's been on the appellate court since it was created in 1985.
The 61-year old was a circuit judge in Lynchburg for 11 years before that.
Senator Chuck Robb recommended Moon for the judgeship today.
Three communities are cooperating to help develop a two- and- a- half- acre
facility in Blacksburg's industrial park.
The groundbreaking was shared between Blacksburg, Christiansburg and
Together they are constructiong the largest industrial shell building in
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((LARRY LINKOUS/MONTGOMERY CO. INDUSTRIAL DEV. AUTH.: MOST INDUSTRIAL SITES
DON'T HAVE THIS KIND OF VIEW. WE'RE PUTTING IN A BUILDING THAT IS FIRST CLASS
IT'S GONNA BE A 108 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, THE BIGGEST BUILDING IN VIRGINIA.
IT'S GONNA BE A TOP NOTCH FACILITY THAT WHEN A PROSPECT COMES IN THEY WON'T
JUST SEE A SQUARE METAL BUILDING. THEY'LL SEE A FIRST CLASS OPERATION. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Montgomery Co. Industrial Dev. Auth.;
OUT Q=class operation
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development hopes to sell the
building before it's actually completed.
That would allow the three communities to proceed with their next project--
a similar building in Christiansburg.
Montgomery County's newest deputy won't be costing the department too much
Sheriff Doug Marrs is using a "dummy" dressed in a deputy's uniform to crack
down on speeding.
He says speeding is the biggest complaint his office receives.
This was the mannequin deputy's first day on the job.
He spent the afternoon running radar just outside Christiansburg.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:I WANT THE PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO
REALIZE THAT EVEN THOUGHT THEY SEE THE DEPUTY AND CAN START RECOGNIZING THE
DUMMY DEPUTY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER DEPUTY DOWN THE
ROAD A LITTLE FURTHER SOMEWHERE. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :00
Sheriff Marrs says the concept has been used for a number of years in other
states and appears to be working.
The "dummy" deputy cost about 300- dollars.
SUPER=330-Clear/& Cool/56-60/Sunny/& Pleasant/83-86;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Cool/58-62/Sunny/& Pleasant/84-88;
SUPER=332-Clear/Morning Fog/54-58/Sunny/& Pleasant/81-85;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Cool/50-54/Sunny/& Pleasant/76-80;
SUPER=334-Clear/but Foggy/54-58/Sunny/& Mild/80-83;
Body Dysmorphic Disorder-- or B-D-D is a mental illness that affects more
than two million Americans, in varying degrees.
People with B-D-D are convinced they have an embarrassing physical
problem-- no matter how often they're reassured by others that the problem just
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((DR. DAVID BRUNSTETTER/LEWIS GALE CLINIC PSYCHIATRIST: THE THING THAT
SEPARATES IT FROM HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY, IS THAT THESE FOLKS ARE DEVASTATED BY
IT, THEY REALLY THINK THAT THEY ARE QUITE GROTESQUE, THEY THINK THEY ARE EVEN
MISSHAPEN. IT DEVASTATES THEIR LIVES, THEY THINK ABOUT IT ALL DAY LONG. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. David Brunstetter/Lewis Gale Clinic Psychiatrist; :
OUT Q=all day long.
Research is currently underway, on just who B-D-D most often affects-- but
it's believed men and women may suffer equally.
Many patients may turn to plastic surgery-- which does not provide relief.
Rather, treatment may include a combination of behavior therapy and
A third of Americans are overweight-- compared with just 25-percent a
So how is it, that with so many people are dieting, counting their fat
grams, and eating so called "light" foods--- the country is gaining so much
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((DR. BLACKFORD NOLAND/INTERNIST: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BUYING DIET FOOD WITH THE
IDEA THAT IF THEY JUST CUT THEIR FAT GRAMS, THE TOTAL CALORIES WILL GO DOWN.
BUT THE FACT IS IF YOU OVEREAT EVEN THE DIET FOODS YOUR TOTAL CALORIES CAN BE
SUCH YOU WILL ACTUALLY GAIN WEIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Blackford Noland/Internist; :
OUT Q=gain weight.
Dr. Noland says many people have trouble gauging just how many calories
they're taking in-- often leading to weight gain.
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Our video of the day, comes from Rauma, Finland....
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where thousands of bottles of champagne were found in a vessel believed to
have been sunk by a German U-boat in 1916.
The first of the bottles were lifted up this week.
Divers who discovered the treasure are hoping to make millions when they
sell their findings.
But we have to wonder, how does it taste after all these years?
SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop
Tonight on Primetime sports, the Hillcats look to make it six straight over
Salem, Terry Allen needs to slow down.
And we'll check out a hole in one and some hit sports trading cards.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :00
But first the major leagues were back to work today after the all-star break,
and no one was working harder than the Cardinals' Gary Gaetti.
The Cubs held the Cards to just five hits, but Gaetti had four of them
including a solo homer in the third, and another solo shot in the ninth that
won the game.
He drove in all 3 of the team's runs as the Cards win it 3-to-2.
Now tonight's other ball park figures.
WIPE TO SCORES
2nd Game 2-1/;
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take a break!!
The Lynchburg Hillcats continued their recent mastery of the Avalanche
tonight by winning their 6th straight over Salem.
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This was another low scoring, tight game for the second straight evening.
With it scoreless in the fifth, the Hillcats load the bases and then get Mark
Farris home on the fielder's choice that's hit to Elvis Pena. Cats lead
Lynchburg would then get the benefit of a Salem fielding error at first base
as Craig Wilson scores on this play.
And the Hillcats beat salem 3-to-2.
They'll wrap up their 3 games series tomorrow night at 7.
Bad news for fans of the Washington Redskins, and in particular running back
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
Allen is free on a $68 hundred dollar bond tonight after being charged with
driving under the influence and fleeing police in Georgia.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office says the 29 year old running back
was clocked at 133 miles in his Ferrari before crashing the car into a tree
Redskins officials declined to comment, except to say they're glad Allen
wasn't seriously injured.
The team opens training camp late next week.
The women's US Open is a quarter of the way finished out in Cornelius, Oregon
and the first 18 holes were highlighted by some great shots.
SUPER=03-Cornelius, OR/ESPN; :00
This is Susie Redman on the par 3, 15th hole with a 6 iron, the shot is
absolutely perfect, it's a hole in one and good enough to give her a share of
the first round lead.
Kelly Robbins is tied with Redman after shooting a 3 under 68 of her own,
that also included near perfection on the 13th hole.
Two time defending Open champ Annika Sorenstam ballooned to a 77 today.
Salem's Lee Shirley has advanced to the championship of the Women's State
Amateur golf championship at the Cascades course in Hot Springs.
Shirley beat Boodie McGurn 5 and 4 today, and tomorrow she will face fellow
semi-finalist Amy Ellertson.
If Shirley can win it will give her back to back state-am crowns.
The baseball card industry has seen its share of peaks and valleys this
To compensate for those valleys, card companies are constantly coming up with
innovative gimmicks to spark interest.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
The Topps company is the latest to do so by recently introducing its new
"Gallery Collection of Stars."
Topps hired renowned pop artist Peter Max to add his touches to the
photographs of 10 big league stars.
The finished product is a striking deviation from the usual card.
In other words, it's about time baseball caught up with Peter Max.
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SUPER=01-Peter Max/Artist; :00
OUT Q=...LIKE PETER MAX."
Locally, some of the new NFL rookie cards are creating some excitement with
collectors and casual fans alike.
"Sports Line" in Daleville is one of many cards shops in the area featuring
the first year cards of Jim Druckenmiller, Tiki Barber and several others.
IN Q="I think the...
((TOM SHELTON/SPORTSLINE CARD SHOP OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Tom Shelton/Sports Line Card Shop Owner; :00
OUT Q=...IN THIS AREA."
watch NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. See you tomorrow, Good night.
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