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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
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(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
THE GOVERNOR WOULDN'T COMMUTE HIS SENTENCE,
THE SUPREME COURT DENIED HIS STAY...
LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO, CONVICTED KILLER JOSEPH O'DELL THE THIRD WAS EXECUTED.
THE QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH HAS BEEN DRENCHED... WAIST HIGH IN WATER-- AND ITS NOT OVER YET.
IT'S WEDNESDAY JULY 23RD--
OUR TOP STORY--
WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT, YOKOHAMA WORKERS WILL STILL BE ON THE JOB.
A STRIKE HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR NOW.))
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p-yokohama


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime I'm COnnie Stevens.
SS=yoko


The three year labor contract at Yokohama Tire has been extended.
More than 700 Salem Tire workers will NOT walk the picket line tonight.
Union officials and Yokohama management announced the extension this evening. Double Boxes/Connie and Andrew
Andrew Freiden has been monitoring the negotiations today-- Andrew, what can you tell us?
ANCHOR=andrew


Connie, the contract was scheduled to expire tonight at midnight, but earlier this evening--
LIVE=andrew full
SUPER=@Andrew1;

the United Steelworkers Union local 10-23 and Yokohama Tire issued a joint statement...averting a possible midnight strike.
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(( prepro
The statement reads the company and the union have agreed to extend their labor contract until midnight next Tuesday.
The two sides will resume negotiations at this local hotel Thursday.
At a shift change earlier in the day, Yokohama tire workers said they've been kept in the dark about negotiations.
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((REPORTER: QUIETEST YOU'VE EVER SEEN? SO YOU GUYS ARE IN THE DARK? the Union isn't saying nothing, the company isn't saying anything. ))
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((CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY THEY WON'T TELL US ANYTHING. ))
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A source close to union leaders tells News 7 the two sides are very close to working out an agreement..
The statement also says that both parties have made significant progress in the talks, and that they just need more time to study proposals.))
Live=Andrew Full


The two sides will continue talks tomorrow, and then take a break Friday and Saturday.
Double Boxes=Connie Andrew/Newsroom
ANCHOR=Connie


So no agreement was reached?
ANCHOR=andrew


That's right, this is just a 6-day extension of the current labor contract.
Now, the possibility of a strike is delayed until Tuesday.



p-o'dell


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-32
SS=NONE


At 9-16 tonight, 54-year old Joseph Roger O'Dell the Third was put to death, by lethal injection at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
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VO-NAT


Late this afternoon, Governor George Allen denied his request for clemency, and the U-S Supreme Court rejected a stay of execution.
The case attracted the attention of the Italian media-- as well as Pope John Paul and Mother Teresa-- who asked that his life be spared.
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((GIORGIO MORELLI/ITALIAN NEWSPAPER WRITER: SO SINCE THE POPE INTERVENED, THE POPE IN 50 YEARS, HE ASK FOR CLEMENCY ONLY FOR THREE DEATH ROW INMATES. LAST DECEMBER, O'DELL WAS THE THIRD ONE. SO SINCE THE POPE INTERVENED, OKAY, MILLIONS OF ITALIAN PEOPLE WERE SO INTERESTED. SO WE START WRITING ABOUT THIS GUY.))
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VO-NAT


In a final statement, O'Dell said today was the happiest day of his life.
O'Dell was married earlier today-- to law student and longtime advocate Lori Urs-- she crusaded for four years to prove his innocence.
O'Dell's lawyers claimed D-N-A evidence would clear him in a murder.
Helen Schartner of Virginia Beach was raped and tortured before her death, in 1985.
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P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-41
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape


A federal judge has thrown out Michael Knowles' defamation claim against columnist Ann Landers.
Knowles was convicted last month of killing his wife... but not before he wrote a letter to the nationally- published advice giver.
In the letter last February he clearly stated that he took Angie's Knowles life.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Michael Knowles


Then he sued for slander and defamation when Landers published the letter, and said it was a "cop out" for knowles to blame Angie for leaving him for a man she supposedly met on the Internet.
Judge James Turk points out Knowles never denied killing his wife.

P-Pickup-Fatal


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10Pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Christiansburg woman faces THREE counts of felony child abuse-- following a fatal crash that killed her daughter in May.
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VO-NAT
Seven year-old Samantha Rentch was SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;

thrown from the back of a pickup truck when it crashed into another vehicle.
The mother, Treca (Teresa) Rentch was a passenger.
The driver of the pickup, Christopher Fisher is facing involuntary manslaughter along with drunk driving charges.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


This incident is renewing calls for a law requiring safety restraints for minors riding in the back of pickup trucks.
SS=allen


Twice, Governor Allen has vetoed legislation on the issue.
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The candidates for Governor are seeing eye-to-eye on some of the tobacco issues... we'll fill you in when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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VO-NAT


And police officers are learning criminals have no boundaries...
So they're enlisting help from the Army's military police school.
Stick around.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Beyer-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Virginia's gubernatorial candidates were on the campaign trail in our area...
SS=tobacco under fire


Today they were talking tobacco.
Both men say they'll fight any government effort to cut the number of adult smokers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


In Martinsville, Don Beyer promised to PROTECT tobacco growers.
The Democrat said he supports government efforts to reduce underage smoking, but adults should have the right to light up, even if it makes them sick.
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((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; BUT, THAT'S TRUE WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, I NEVER WANT TO INTERFERE WITH AN ADULT'S RIGHT TO MAKE THE KNOWN CHOICE, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE GREAT PLEASURES ASSOCIATED WITH IT TO. LET ADULTS MAKE THE FREE CHOICE AND ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jim Gilmore, was in Roanoke...
The Republican also says he doesn't want the government to reduce the adult market for Virginia's tobacco products.
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((JIM GILMORE: R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK THE PEOPLE HAVE TO DECIDE ON THEIR OWN HEALTH BENEFITS AS TO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO... OUR FOCUS HAS TO BE ON MAKING SURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T SMOKE, AND WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE WE PRESERVE THE WORKING JOBS OF THE FARMERS OF VIRGINIA.))
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VO-NAT


Beyer and Gilmore don't agree on who should restrict underage smoking... Beyer supports F-D-A regulation.
Gilmore opposes it: attempting instead to strengthen state laws against children buying cigarettes.
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P-Barta


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


The campaign season is here for Gilmore and Beyer for November's election... but one newcomer to politics is moving past 1997.
SS=washington dc


Radford eye doctor Joe Barta is considering challenging
SS=boucher

Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher in '98.
SS=gop


Barta has formed an advisory committee and says he'll spend the next few months meeting with Republican leaders in the Ninth District, before deciding whether he'll actually seek the G-O-P nomination.

P-Bassett


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


Add another plant to the casualty list for Bassett Furniture.
This time, a crib factory in Statesville, North Carolina that's closing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape;


Bassett says it will transfer the work to one of its Henry County plants.
The company says the move may mean new jobs, but also more hours for its current workers.
Bassett has about 21- hundred employees in the Henry County area.
Back in May it announced the closing of its W-M Bassett plant in Martinsville.
Nearly all the 400 employees affected in that move have transferred to other Bassett facilities, mostly in Henry County.
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P-SWAT-Team


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=None


There is an art to a successful drug raid.
And that's what 30 central Virginia police officers are learning.
Steve Smallshaw went along on a SWAT team training exercise in Altavista.
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((POLICE, GET DOWN, GET ON YOUR KNEES! GET ON YOUR KNEES!))
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What looks like a scene from the TV show "Cops" is actually a very real exercise in advanced tactical training.
The instructors are from the Army's military police school at Fort McLellan in Alabama.
They travel all over the country, training officers in big cities and small, because criminals know no boundaries.
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((TOMMY NEAL/ALTAVISTA POLICE CHIEF: WE'VE GOT SOME OF THE SAME PROBLEMS THAT THE LARGER CITIES HAVE GOT, IT'S JUST ON A SMALLER SCALE.))
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Neal says he jumped at the chance to bring the training program here to the old Altavista Elementary School.
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((The school has been closed for a little over two years now, but instructors say the twists and turns in these old classrooms make it a perfect setting for this kind of special operations training.))
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In small groups they approach a room.. making sure each angle is covered before any member of the team advances.
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((TERRY HENDERSON/MARTINSVILLE P.D.: SAFETY FIRST, THAT'S THE KEY IS SAFETY. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY GETS OUT THAT GOES IN. NEXT IS SAFETY OF ANY INDIVIDUALS IN A ROOM.))
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But that doesn't include gun- wielding bad guys, who can be lurking around any corner.
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((WE'RE OKAY OVER HERE. WE'VE GOT SUSPECT DOWN, HOW YOU ALL DOING OVER THERE? WE'RE CLEAR.))
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((ANDY BOITNOTT/MARTINSVILLE P.D.: A LOT OF NEW OFFICERS DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT. THEY GO OUT FRESH AND GREEN AND THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF TACTICS AND SOMETIMES IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THEY'RE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY BECAUSE OF BAD TACTICS. SO THIS HELPS OUT IN ALL ASPECTS OF POLICE WORK, NOT JUST SWAT CONCEPTS.))
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Hopefully by the end of the week, they'll have learned their lesson.. surviving on the streets is considered a passing grade.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Altavista.))

P-NC-Flood


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-E
GRAPHIC=FLOODING


Waist-high flooding for the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee today-- and the worst may not be over yet, with the remnants of Hurricane Danny moving in.
Lee Cowan reports from Charlotte.
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((
The Queen City of the South is up to her crown in water-- and mother nature isn't done with the drenching yet.
Up to ten inches of rain has fallen since Tuesday night...and the remnants of Hurricane Danny now pounding Georgia, are still pouring their way north...due to double the amount of water by later tonight.
The rescues began early wednesday morning...people trapped in their cars...caught by surprise as the torrential rains rose fast and furious....
Parking lots turned into raging rivers...and those who tried to beat the rise...spent the wee hours of the morning bailing themselves out...
When daylight broke..the damage came into watery focus...a csx freight train dangling in mid air....it's trestle washed away... it couldn't last for long...and it didn'T.
Not far away, the worst fear of rescuers came to be. the first fatality of Charlotte's wettest storm in years. evacuations were ordered for several apartment complexes....residents getting a wet wake up call with no time to do anything about it. I LOST EVERYTHING...I LIVE DOWN THERE.
And so does Shawn Little. THIS WATER....FIVE FEET DEEP."
Inside, his story could be told in three simple words. "IT'S ALL GONE..." Standup tag
In many areas the water began to recede almost as fast as it came up overnight.
That's a little good news in the face of the damage it's already done.
And maybe just in time to prepare for the remnants of Hurricane Danny.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Charlotte.)) Forecasts
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P-Pooch


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# NET-D
GRAPHIC=none
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
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There's more to come on News 7 PRIMETIME--
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stick around, we're going to introduce you to a pooch that's trying to stomp out smoking.
You see, Angel here, really hates cigarettes.
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P-Cyclospora


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-31
GRAPHIC=Food Safety


About 16-hundred cases of food poisoning from cyclospora have been reported this year-- that's more than all of 1996.
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VO-NAT


The Food and Drug Administration held a summit meeting in Washington today-- on what to do about it.
Cyclospora is a water-borne parasite that causes severe diarrhea, fatigue, and loss of appetite.
Last year only raspberries from Guatamala were implicated in cyclospora outbreaks.
This year, raspberries made people sick in 12 states.
But in Florida it was mescaline lettuce.
And in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, pesto sauce made with contaminated basil.
Dr. John (REE-AHN) Rullan is heading up the Virginia investigation.
The problem-- he says, is where the food is grown.
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((DR. JOHN RULLAN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: MOST OF THE PRODUCE WE ARE EATING IS FROM ANY PART OF THE WORLD, SO WE HAVE TO BE AS CAREFUL IN THE UNITED STATES AS WE ARE WHEN WE GO TO HAITI, OR TO SPAIN, OR IF WE GO TO GUATAMALA. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Protecting against cyclospora is difficult-- even washing with chlorinated water doesn't always remove the parasite.
One solution being floated is to bombard food with radiation to kill the cyclospora-- but there hasn't been much appettite for that.

cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Tonight's Video of the Day-- actually may be of use if you're trying to stop smoking.
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VO-NAT
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Just ask Angel here for some help.
Angel hates smoke, she hates cigarettes.
She chews, bites, licks and rolls on any cigarettes she sees.
And if she can't get your smokes, she'll destroy your matches, or your lighter.
Angel's owner, Doris, is a non-smoker.
After by-pass surgery, her doctor told her to stay away from second-hand smoke.
Angel must have been listening.
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((DORIS PACE:THEY SAY DOGS DON'T HAVE SENSE BUT THAT DOG DOES. SHE'S NOT A DOG, SHE'S A HUMAN. ))
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SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=Primetime Logo


Tonight on PrimeTime Sports, Steve Mason checks in from the Carolina Panthers training camp and the Braves drop one in Chicago.
But First, The Chicago Bulls took a big step today toward keeping their championship team together.
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SUPER=04-NBA; :


The Bulls signed head coach Phil Jackson to a one year contract extension for the 1997-98 N-B-A season.
A Bulls spokesman confirmed the agreement but would not release the financial terms. But the spokesman did say Jackson's salary will be the highest ever paid to an N-B-A coach who was not also a general manager.
Now, lets check the scores.
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SP-PANTHERS


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=SMA
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=Charlotte Panthers


The Carolina Panthers are into their third training camp with some new faces.
But one thing remains constant-- the pursuit of a Super Bowl Ring.
Steve Mason and photographer Mark Hollandsworth have more from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; :50
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SP-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=Braves/Cubs


Five Chicago Cubs pitchers combined to hold the Atlanta Braves to five hits and the Cubs beat Atlanta 3 to 1.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago/WGN; :


Cubs Manager Jim Riggleman watches the action from the dugout.
In the bottom of the fourth Sammy Sosa hits this double to centerfield scoring Brian McRae and the Cubs took the one to nothing lead.
Chicago led 2 to nothing until the top of the 8-th that's when Atlanta's Danny Bautista hit this solo homer over the left field fence to make the score 2 to 1.
Sosa added the icing to the cake SUPER=35-Chicago/3/Atlanta/1/;in the

bottom of the 8-th with this solo shot over the left field wall his 19-th homer the Cubs beat the Braves 3 to 1.
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SP-GYM


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=OLYMPIC RINGS


The 1996 olympics are nothing but a faded memory to some folks, but none of us have forgotten the gold medal winning performance turned in by the US gymnastics team.
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SUPER=03-New York;:00


At least the seven members of that team are banking on the hope that you haven't forgotten them.
Today "The Magnificent 7" reunited as a group for the first time since Atlanta to kick off a 33 city tour around the country.
The shows promise all the normal routines with a little more pizazz.
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((DOMINIQUE DAWES/USA GOLD MEDALIST:))
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Bye


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=
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