A bicyclist is killed tonight- a case of hit and run.
A 22 year old ballet dancer dies- as questions of dangerous dieting come up
Layoffs or not? That's the question at G-E in salem.
Plus a woman is charged after piercing a deer's ears.
News 7 is next.
The first case reported of someone getting AIDS virus from a kiss.
The virus was transmitted through the blood- not saliva. A woman with gum
disease got the virus from a man whose gums often bleed.
A ballet dancer is dead-
The exact cause of her death isn't known though the five feet three dancer-
weighed barely 100 pounds.
A North Carolina woman is charged with animal cruelty for piercing a deer's
ears. The deer is now in a Harrisonburg animal shelter.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A man was out riding his bike tonight when he was hit by a car- and killed.
Meanwhile the car's driver sped off.
The 42-year old man was riding his bicycle on Route 460 near the Terrace
Restaurant when he was struck by the car.
It happened at 8:40.
Authorities searched for more than an hour for a Green ford vehicle spotted
State Police say they caught up with a suspect-. The man is in custody at
Police have not yet released the victim's identity.
Workers at the Salem General Electric plant thought they got word of layoffs
today, but in the end it turned out to be just a possible indicator of what's
Len Besthoff explains.
IN Q=GE management
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
IN Q=The 18th
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
SOT 15:11:04 ge today tape
IN Q=Well it's kinda
OUT Q=was laid off.
shots plant or ratification wednesday
This ironically comes on the heels of the ratification of a new contract by
GE union workers.
SOT 18:06:29 ge today tape
IN Q=Now GE says
OUT Q=LB News7.
Supporters of turning one Montgomery County community into a town are
gauging the reaction of neighbors.
Those in favor want to keep Prices Fork's identity separate from Blacksburg
by having more of a say in the decisions that affect the community.
Teresa Hamilton attended an informational meeting tonight where local
residents were filled with questions.
IN Q=Nat sound
SUPER=03-Prices Fork; :00
SUPER=01-Victor Sheppard/Town Status Supporter; :15
SUPER=01-Jim Noonkester/Town Status Supporter; :48
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Prices Fork.
Prices Fork is a tight knit community of about a thousand-- just outside
A rural area where people stay to raise their families.
((VICTOR SHEPPARD/TOWN STATUS SUPPORTER:I'VE GOT TWO KIDS, I'M FROM HERE, IT'S
JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE, LIKE I SAY, ITS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A VOICE, A
REAL GOOD VOICE, YOU KNOW, CAUSE A LOT OF TIMES IT FALLS ON DEAF EARS, AS FAR
AS OUR SUPERVISORS AND SO FORTH. ))
OUT Q=so forth.
Realtor Jim Noonkester is part of the committee that's trying to determine
if they have the backing of the community.
Many who attended the meeting are still undecided-- filled with all sorts of
For instance-- what kind of cost, if any, is involved.
IN Q=Just because
((JIM NOONKESTER/TOWN STATUS SUPPORTER:JUST BECAUSE WE GOT TO SLEEP TONIGHT AS
PEOPLE LIVING IN THE COUNTY AND WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AS A TOWN THAT MORE
MONEY IS COMING OUT OF THEIR POCKETS IN TAXES AND IT'S JUST NOT TRUE, NO THEIR
TAXES WON'T BE RAISED UNTIL THE TOWN COUNCIL THEY ELECT INCREASES TAXES AND
THEN THEY WOULDN'T DO THAT UNLESS THE PUBLIC WANTED MORE TAXES TO HAVE MORE
OUT Q=more services.
The town status issue is still in the early stages. But should it gain in
popularity-- the ultimate decision rests with the General Assembly. Teresa
Hamilton, NEWS 7, Prices Fork.))
A Henry County couple remains hospitalized, both in critical condition
after an apparent domestic shooting.
Officers responded to a call at 204 Willow Court in Martinsville yesterday
They found 54 year old Thelma Harris suffering from gunshot wounds to the
head and stomach.
50 year old Lloyd Hairston had also been shot in the head.
Authorities found a rifle at the scene.
They returned to the scene today but have not released any additional
Both victims were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Expect to see more T-V ratings on your screen.
The new system expands on the old- using letters to alert parents to
violence, sexual content, strong language and suggestive dialogue.
((I JUST DON'T LIKE MY CHILDREN WATCHING WHAT'S ON THERE RIGHT NOW, SO
HOPEFULLY THIS WILL HELP.))
((REP. EDWARD MARKEY/D- MASSACHUSETTS: THIS NEW RATING SYSTEM WILL GET THE
HIGHEST NEILSON RATINGS EVER IN PARENTAL HAPPINESS CATEGORY.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Edward Markey/(D) Massachusetts; 05
OUT Q=happiness category."
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.
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire
It's goodbye to Joe Camel-
R-J Reynolds announced today its stopping its Cool Joe Camel ads.
((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: I'M VERY PLEASED TO SAY
GOODBYE TO JOE CAMEL. BYE BYE.))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Secretary; 00-03 quick!
OUT Q=bye bye."
Cool Joe will be replaced with a more lifelike Camel-
The move comes after a recent deal that would ban cartoons in tobacco ads.
That deal must still be approved by Congress.
The 12 year old grandson of Malcolm X pleaded guilty to setting the fire
that killed his grandmother.
Malcolm Shabazz faces a maximum sentence of 18 months in detention. But he
could actually be held longer, since the term will be reevaluated
every year until he turns 18.
Betty Shabazz- the wife of Malcolm X suffered severe burns and died three
weeks after the fire.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, doctors find a case of AIDS transmitted through
and we'll see what the state is doing to help gamblers hooked on the lottery.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=82-0.57''/minus 0.48''/17.06''/minus 3.55'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.64 foot/Down 0.41 foot; Lake levels
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Investigators have narrowed down the cause of the TWA crash-
SUPER=03-Calverton, NY/File Tape;
listing six possible scenarios from mechanical failure to a spark in a fuel
((JIM HALL/NTSB: AND FINALLY WE ARE LOOKING AT A HIGH SPEED PARTICLE
SCENARIO INVOLVES THE POSSIBILITY THAT A HIGH SPEED FRAGMENT FROM A
METEORITE, SPACE DEBRIS, OR A MISSILE WARHEAD COULD PENETRATE THE CENTER FUEL
TANK AND CAUSE IGNITION ))
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/Nat'l Transportation Safety Board;
OUT Q=and cause ignition."
Meanwhile families are faced with an old law that limits legal liability-
because Flight 800 crashed at sea-
((NO ONE IS RESPONSIBLE AND NO ONE IS ACCEPTABLE. THE SITUATION IS
UNACCEPTABLE, UNCONSCIONABLE AND SHOCKS THE SENSE OF DECENT REASONABLE AND
CARING HUMAN BEINGS.))
SUPER=01-Frank Carven/Victim's Brother;
OUT Q=human beings.
The 77 year old "Death on the High seas act" draws a line of liability at
the three mile mark from shore.
230 people died when the plane exploded last July.
The government reports the first case of the AIDS virus being transmitted
through a kiss.
It appears a woman became infected from a deep kiss with a man who had
bleeding gums and canker sores-
Experts say the virus was transmitted through blood not saliva.
Both the man and woman had gum disease and poor oral hygiene.
For years doctors have warned couples against deep kissing if one person has
the AIDS virus.
A young ballet dancer is dead-
22 year old Heidi Guenther died suddenly.
While the exact cause of her death isn't known- She was five foot three and
weighed barely one hundred pounds.
Boston Ballet officials admit they once asked Guenther to lose weight but
changed that recommendation.
((DIERDRE MYLES/BALLET MISTRESS, BOSTON BALLET: WE WERE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT
HEIDI OVER THE YEAR PERIODICALLY PARTICULARLY TOWARD THE END OF THE YEAR SHE
SEEMED TO BE GETTING TOO THIN.))
((DANCER: THERE'S ALL THIS DRESSING ROOM TALK ALL THE TIME ABOUT I ONLY ATE A
GRAPEFRUIT TODAY AND I STILL WEIGH 90 POUNDS. IT'S AWFUL.))
((DANCER: I'VE HEARD ARTISTIC DIRECTORS TELL FOURTEEN AND FIFTEEN YEAR OLDS
THEY NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT GO ON DIETS, GET BREAST REDUCTIONS.))
SUPER=01-Dierdre Mills/Boston Ballet; 00
OUT Q=get breast reductions."
Studies have shown the health dangers for dancers who are frequently too
NATO forces arrested three accused war criminals in Bosnia today.
A fourth suspect was killed while resisting arrest.
American troops transported the suspects, but were not involved in the
Meanwhile soldiers families in Danville say they sensed the situation was
SUPER=01-Bobby Jones/Soldier's Father
OUT Q=your last step.
Major Tom Wilkinson of the National Guard says he does not believe Danville
troops were involved in today's action.
And while Bobby Jones remains convinced his son will return home shortly- he
says the soldier's lives will not be the same.
IN Q=you lose all sense
OUT Q=lose your family.
Forty-Six soldiers from Danville are stationed in Bosnia.
Retired Roanoke County Sheriff O-S Foster died yesterday.
During his 20-year tenure in office, Foster expanded the department from 30
employees to more than 175, including a SWAT team.
It was the first sheriff's office in the state with its own detective
He took pride in the way his deputies were perceived by the public.
IN Q=I think most
((O.S. FOSTER/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF/MAY 16, 1972: I THINK MOST POLICE AGENCIES- -
ADMINISTRATORS OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS- -HAVE SEEN A DEFINITE NEED TO IMPROVE
POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS. MUCH EMPHASIS HAS BEEN PUT ON CHANGING THE IMAGE OF
THE POLICE OFFICER. BY THE SAME TOKEN, I THINK THERE'S A DEFINITE NEED ON THE
PART OF THE CITIZENS TO CHANGE THEIR OPINION OF WHAT THEY THINK A POLICE
SUPER=10-O.S. Foster/Roanoke Co. Sheriff/May 16, 1972;
OUT Q=police officer is.
O-S Foster died yesterday at the age of 68.
The Virginia Lottery's gambling that some of its customers have a problem.
So 30-thousand dollars of lottery money is going to a Texas counseling
service-- instead of state coffers.
Ellen Qualls reports on the new hotline for problem gamblers.
IN Q=This is NOT
SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery; :12
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :28
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( This is NOT where you get the winning numbers.
NAT SOT CALL
((THIS IS THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY PROBLEM GAMBLERS HOTLINE))
It's where you call if you're losing -- and losing it.
((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: THE PERSON WILL IMMEDIATELY START TO
LISTEN. AND THAT'S THE BIG ISSUE. "TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON" IS WHAT THAT
PERSON'S GOING TO SAY, AND USUALLY BY THE TIME SOMEBODY'S GONNA GET TO THE
POINT OF CALLING A HELP LINE THEY'VE GOT A STORY TO TELL.))
The Virginia General Assembly simply mandated some kind of hotline.
To Lottery director Penny Kyle that meant a 30- thousand dollar plus phone
bills contract with professional counselors at the Texas Council on Problem and
((WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY SUFFERING ANY KIND OF UNMANAGEABILITY AS A RESULT OF
COMING IN CONTACT WITH OUR PRODUCTS. AND I THINK THAT'S PRETTY MUCH A
NO-BRAINER AS THEY SAY. BUT IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO THE WHOLE LOTTERY PROCESS
THAT WE DO THIS AND DO THIS RIGHT.))
Some of the six Virginians who've made the call say they feel they just
can't win: there are only five Gamblers Anonymous programs to which they can
be referred... and one in Roanoke is the only one west of Richmond.
sot standup 16:47:27
((THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PUT A ONE YEAR SUNSET CLAUSE ON THE LEGISLATION. SO
WHEN THE PHONE BILLS COME IN, LAWMAKERS CAN DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO PULL THE
MONEY OUT OF THE PROGRAM...OR LET IT RIDE.))
Ellen Qualls News 7 Richmond))
The Gambling number hotline is 1-888-532-3500. It's manned 24 hours a day.
The number again 1-888-532-3500.
Coming up next on the newscast, a North Carolina woman faces animal cruelty
charges for trying to make a fawn wear pierced earrings.
and from Montgomery County
, we'll see how police are hoping to fake out speeding drivers.
When the first cloned sheep was unveiled earlier this year, it sparked a
wave of controversy over whether scientists were playing God.
Balancing scientific progress with ethical values is the focus of a summer
program at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Fifteen high school students from around the country are learning not only
HOW sheep are cloned, but WHY.
IN Q=We'll be talking
((DR. ANN FABIRKIEWICZ/RMWC CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR: WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT DOLLY
AND WHY THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND HOW THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND WHERE THAT COULD
LEAD MAYBE NEXT, STARTING TOMORROW AND GOING INTO MONDAY AND THEN TALKING ABOUT
SOME OF THE MORE MEDICALLY- RELATED ETHICAL ISSUES.))
SUPER=01-Ann Fabirkiewicz/RMWC Chemistry Professor; :00
OUT Q=ethical issues.
The four-week course will also tackle issues like in-vitro fertilization and
The students will receive college credit for completing the classes.
A woman from North Carolina faces animal cruelty charges after she pierced
the ears of a baby deer and put earrings on it.
Bettie Phillips says she thought the young fawn would look pretty that way.
Police found the deer in the back of a pickup truck after receiving an
Phillips says she came across the fawn on the side of the road last week and
wanted to adopt it.
The woman says she doesn't understand the charges.
She said if it is okay to pierce a little girl's ears, it should be all
right to pierce a deer's.
The fawn was taken to a wildlife center in Harrisonburg where it's receiving
antibiotics for its infected ears.
Otherwise it is in good shape.
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;
The Hillcats continue their mastery of the Avalanche, the Danville Braves win
big tonight, and we'll check out the rookie cards of the Barbers and Big
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
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/8//Colorado/5/6///San Francisco/0//Los Angeles/2/4//;
OUT Q=....last score."
take a break!!
The Lynchburg Hillcats can do no wrong when it comes to playing Salem these
Last night the Cats beat salem for the 6th straight game.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats;:00
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 tonight at 7.
The Danville Braves hooked up with Princeton Devils Rays last night at Dan
Daniels park in the top Appalachian league game of the night.
A nice crowd was in the yard on an unusually pleasant July evening in
In the first, Braves' pitcher Derrick Lewis helps the Princeton cause by
throwing the wild pitch and giving Eric Benavidez the opportunity to score from
third. 1-to-nothing Rays.
Danville would get its act together in the third with two runs. Troy Cameron
grounds out to third but still manages to get a teammate home on the fielder's
choice. 2-to-1 Braves.
Then in the fourth, Anthony Brooks comes up with a sacrifice fly to center
to get the 3rd run home to make it a 2 run Danville cushion.
Still in the fourth, Jose Villar hits a double down the left field line and
the Braves dominate the middle innings to take the 6 to 1 win over Princeton.
The New York Yankees hosted the Tigers last night, but the matchup mattered
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Tigers vs. Yankees;:00
The story was this man, Hideki Irabu, the "Japanese Nolan Ryan" who made his
big league debut for the Yanks.
The man with the 98 mile an hour fastball struck out nine Tigers in six and
two thirds innings and allowed just five hits and two runs.
Tino Martinez gave him plenty of run SUPER=35-Detroit/3/New York/10;
support with his 29th homer as the Yanks win it 10-to-3.
Redskins all-pro running back Terry Allen is a man known for his speed,
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
and last night he is free on a $68 hundred dollar bond 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 will be after back to back state-am titles today in Hot
In the semi-finals yesterday at the Cascades course, Shirley beat Boodie
McGurn 5 and 4, and today she will face fellow semi-finalist Amy Ellertson.
Still to come tonight I'll deal the cards for one more story,
as we take a look at how some former area college stars are producing some
hot rookie cards.
The sports trading card industry has seen more than its chare of peaks and
valleys in the past decade.
But locally this Fall promises to be a banner year for football card
collectors thanks to bumper crop of Tech and UVa rookies.
IN Q=NAT SOUND OPENING
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Shelton/"Sports Line" Card Shop Owner; :19
OUT Q=...WANNA KEEP THEM ALL."
((Only about three companies have their 1997 cards in area shops at this
time, but Jim Druckenmiller and Tiki Barber's first pro cards are already
creating quite a stir.
((TOM SHELTON/SPORTSLINE - OWNER:))
TC-80644 IN -"2 OR 3... RUNS :12 OC...LAST YEAR
As a first round draft pick Druckenmiller is prized in the wallet size, even
outside this part of the state.
TC-80333 IN -"People like... RUNS :11 oc...real good."
If you're looking for Ronde Barber or Tech's Torrian Gray, your best bet is
to check the Scoreboard company's 1997 draft pick cards, that can be bought
anywhere from a card shop to a K-Mart.
But if you're after Cornell Brown you'll have to wait awhile.
tc-80617 IN - "IF THEY PLAY... RUNS 12 OC...YOU SEE."
Shelton is a diehard Tech fan, but he doesn't have a problem selling all
these UVA cards from his shop in Daleville.))
TC-80548 IN- "oH i LIKE... RUNS 05 OC - ...KEEP THEM ALL.
If you're caught speeding in Montgomery County-- just hope it's the new guy
who's running radar.
Sheriff Doug Marrs is using a "dummy" deputy to get people to slow down.
This was the mannequin's first day on the job.
He spent the afternoon running radar just outside Christiansburg.
Marrs says speeding is the biggest complaint he hears but says his staff can
only do so much.
IN Q=One of the
((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM
WITH IS MANPOWER, ANYWAY, SO WHEN WE HAVE A VEHICLE, WE CAN TAKE IT OUT AND
IT'S SITTING STATIONARY, IT DETERS A LOT AND LEAVES A DEPUTY TO GO ON ABOUT HIS
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=his duties.
The "dummy" cost about 300-dollars.
Marrs read about the concept in a magazine-- and says it appears to be
working in other states.