On NEWS 7 in just a moment:
The status of workers at G-E.
And it's not just the scientific lessons these students are learning- -but
the ethics of such weighty issues of cloning human beings and assisting
Tonight in sports, the Yanks new Japanese hurler is set to make his big
league debut, the rookie cards of several former Hokies and Cavaliers are
making waves in the area.
and Redskins tailback Terry Allen is free on bond after attempting to elude
police in his Ferrari while driving 133 miles an hour.
Cool overnight lows and sunshine are both hallmarks of the coming forecast.
Stay tuned for sunny details from the news 7 weather center.
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Less than 24 hours ago General Electric workers across the country voted in a
new labor contract--something you would think would mean added job security.
But tonight many hourly G-E workers in Salem don't know where they stand.
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Len Besthoff is here to tell us why.
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SUPER=01-Barbara Hall/G-E Employee; :18
SUPER=01-Dennis Parks/G-E Employee; :38
SUPER=01-Carol Hadley/G-E Employee; :59
OUT Q=going to do (laughter)
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A Henry County couple remains hospitalized, both in critical condition
after an apparent domestic shooting.
Officers responded to a domestic dispute call at 204 Willow Court in
Martinsville yesterday afternoon.
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.
Former Sheriff O-S Foster has died. He was first elected sheriff in
Roanoke County in 1967, the same year M- David Hooper became chief of police in
Foster died yesterday, barely two weeks after Chief Hooper passed away.
As an ELECTED officials, this state trooper- turned sheriff was especially
eager to see the taxpayers got their money's worth.
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SUPER=10-O.S. Foster/Roanoke Co. Sheriff/May 16, 1972;
OUT Q=and writing tickets.
**Keith on ENG**
IN Q=It takes so long
SUPER=04-June 15, 1987
OUT Q=of county government.
O- S Foster was 68.
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Virginia sends prison inmates to Texas.
Why not its compulsive gamblers?
The new problem gambler hotline is run by a Texas counseling service -- and
it's already getting calls.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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 is manned 24 hours a
day--the number again 1-888-532-3500.
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Still to come on News 7 at Six, at what price progress?
High school students debate the ethical issues brought on by the latest
advancements in medical science.
and the families of Danville National Guard members are anxiously watching
today's developments in Bosnia--hopeful their loved ones aren't caught up in
the latest crossfire.
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A shootout in Bosnia today left a suspected war criminal dead and three more
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 does not believe Danville troops
were involved in the shootout.
But Bobby Jones says his son delivered mail and supplies to British troops,
which were stationed near the incident.
IN Q=it breaks my heart
OUT Q=son killed
Jones is hopeful his son will return home as scheduled this fall.
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 notes 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.
Cloning.. in- vitro fertilization.. assisted suicide...all have been made
possible by advancements in medical science.
But what ethical responsibility should come with this progress?
That's the question some high school students are trying to answer this
month in Lynchburg.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=They are future
SUPER=01-Dr. Ann Fabirkiewicz/RMWC Chemistry Professor; :28
SUPER=01-Jennifer Bradley/Student; :49
SUPER=01-Tamara Watkins/Student; 1:01
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( They are future pathologists, veterinarians and biomedical engineers.. and
for a few weeks this summer they're also students at Randolph Macon Woman's
((OKAY, BEFORE WE CAN PLUG YOU IN, WE WANT TO SHUT THIS OFF.))
Fifteen rising high school juniors and seniors are taking part in a summer
program called "Modern Science and Human Values".
They're learning how DNA is extracted and used to clone animals, The
teachers here also want them to consider the ethical ramifications.
IN Q=Maybe just a
((DR. ANN FABIRKIEWICZ/RMWC CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR: MAYBE JUST A BETTER IDEA OF
WHAT'S GOING ON IN TERMS OF THE SCIENCES AND IN TERMS OF ETHICAL ISSUES, THAT
EVEN IF THEY DON'T DO THIS AS A CAREER, THEY'RE GOING TO BE VOTERS AND SO THEY
NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE ISSUES THAT ARE OUT THERE.))
OUT Q=are out there.
Even as they prepare for careers in the sciences, these teens are also wary
of what progress can bring.
IN Q=In some cases
((JENNIFER BRADLEY/STUDENT: IN SOME CASES YES, AND IN OTHER AREAS, NO. I JUST
DEPENDS, BECAUSE THOSE TECHNIQUES CAN BE REALLY ABUSED AND PUT TO HARM.))
OUT Q=put to harm.
IN Q=I'm trying to
((TAMARA WATKINS/STUDENT: I'M TRYING TO BE OPEN- MINDED BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T
KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO THINK, SO I'M GOING TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION AND PUT IT
TOGETHER A DRAW MY OWN CONCLUSIONS FROM THAT.))
OUT Q=from that.
And that's exactly what the course is designed to help them do.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
The stock market turned higher following
yesterday's big sell-off.
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The Dow gained 44 points to close at 78 hundred 87.
NASDAQ was UP four points.
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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 Sixty-year old judge was a circuit judge in Lynchburg for 11 years
Senator Robb recommended Moon for the judgeship today... almost certainly
assuring him of the post.
A two- and- a- half- acre welcome mat was laid for new business today in
Blacksburg's industrial park.
The groundbreaking was a cooperative effort between Blacksburg,
Christiansburg and Montgomery County, to build the largest industrial shell
building in Virginia.
IN Q=Most industrial
((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 have sold
the building before it is actually completed.
That would allow the three communities to proceed with their next project--
a similar building in Christiansburg.
Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Skins' Terry Allen is in trouble with
the law, Japan's answer to Nolan Ryan makes his major league debut tonight,
And Jim Druckenmiller and Tiki Barber have yet to play an NFL game, but their
rookie cards are already out in stores.
We'll take a look at some of them tonight in sports.
Redskins all-pro running back Terry Allen his a man known for his speed - his
But tonight its his foot pedal speed that has him in trouble.
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Allen 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.
Major League baseball returns from its all-star break tonight and the
focus will be on Yankee stadium
where Japanese pitcher Hideki Irabu is set to make his much anticipated major
league debut when the Yanks host the Tigers.
Irabu is known as the "Nolan Ryan of Japan." He signed with the Yankees for
$13 million dollars for four seasons.
More than 200 media members are expected for the game including a large
contingent of Japanese reporters.
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Lynchburg and Salem continue their three game series at City Stadium
tonight at seven. The two teams battled to a scoreless tie
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through seven innings last night when the Hillcats Aramis Ramirez came
through with his 19th homer of the year.
The Hillcats won the game 3-to-1.
Lynchburg has now taken five straight games from Salem and leads the seasonal
series 6 games to 4.
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.
A former local star was shining brightly in last night's Major League Soccer
all-star game at Giants' stadium.
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/ESPN; :00
Fans were hoping for a high scoring game and they were not disappointed as
the West struck first, with Dante Washington, the former Radford Highlander
who plays for the Dallas Burn, making it 1-to-nothing.
It was 2 to nothing West at halftime before Carlos Valderrama of the Tampa
Bay Mutiny took over the game.
He had a goal and two assists in the second half to power the East to a
5-to-4 comeback win.
SUPER=34-East Stars/5/West Stars/4;
Valderrama gets his second straight MVP award, and Bruce Arena, the East's
head coach gets the win.
In the past 10 years the world of sports card collecting has been to the
Pinnacle and the pits.
An over abundance of cards in the early 90's turned off kids as well as
But thanks to some local flavor in this year's NFL's rookie crop, even the
most casual collector again has reason to get excited.
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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.
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A movement is underway to turn a historic community near Blacksburg into a
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Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with details.
Keith, some Prices Fork residents are concerned the area is losing its
identity to Blacksburg.
Realtor Jim Noonkester is studying the issue.
He says town status will help Prices Fork preserve its history.
IN Q=We know
((JIM NOONKESTER/TOWN STATUS SUPPORTER:WE KNOW THAT WE'LL LOSE THAT IF WE DON'T
BECOME INCORPORATED, SINCE WE'VE BEEN DOING OUR RESEARCH WE'VE REALIZED, MORE
AND MORE, THAT WE WILL FADE AWAY, WE'LL BECOME A PART OF BLACKSBURG AND FADE
AWAY AS CAMBRIA BECOME PART OF CHRISTIANSBURG AND FADED AWAY. ))
OUT Q=and faded away.
A meeting will be held tonight at the Mt. Zion Community Center at 7:30.
We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight
on News 7 at 11--Keith?
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