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Southside residents trying to keep hog farms out of their area packed a
Chatham hall tonight.
While many farmers support the projects, other residents came out to tell a
state legislative committee they don't want the smell and mess they believe the
hogs would bring.
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Andrew Freiden is in Pittsylvania County and he joins us now with an update.
((Rollcue: all the way from North Carolina.))
SUPER=01-Rick Dove/North Carolina Resident;
SUPER=01-Don Webb/North Carolina Resident;
SUPER=01-Gerald Warren/North Carolina Swine Producer;
SUPER=01-Harvey Payne/Halifax Co. Farmer;
OUT Q=productive in the future.
Andrew, what about other states? Have they tried to tackle this issue?
Gang activity is no longer just a big-city problem.
Rural Bedford County says it's trying to crack down on an out of town gang
which is causing problems in the Stewartsville area.
It started with two arrests yesterday morning.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=Two individuals
SUPER=01-Greg Jennelle/Eyewitness; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :57
OUT Q=News7, Stewartsville.
IN Q=Two individuals
((TWO INDIVIDUALS BEATING A BOY.. DOING IT AGAIN.))
OUT Q=doing it again.
What Greg Jennelle witnessed was two alleged gang members initiating a new
member.. in broad daylight, across from a convenience store at a busy
Jennelle and other area residents know all about the gang problems
Stewartsville has seen the past several months.
When the victim refused to cooperate with police, Jennelle and his friends
IN Q=I just seen
((JENNELLE: I JUST SEEN WHAT I SEEN.. I GOT TWO KIDS AT HOME, AND I DON'T WANT
OUT Q=want them around.
Thanks to the eyewitnesses description, police charged 19- year- old Jerry
Breckner and a 17- year- old juvenile with malicious wounding.
The pair allegedly head up a gang that moved here from Roanoke with an eye
towards taking over the area drug trade.
Fights, drinking and confrontations with local residents drew attention to
the gang... now police are determined to put them out of business.
IN Q=The community's
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THE COMMUNITY'S FED UP.. AND WE WILL.))
OUT Q=and we will.
IN Q=The alleged
((The alleged gang members who were living in the house have been told by the
landlord to move on, and things have started to quiet down. But if they're
going to stay that way, sheriff Mike Brown says the public needs to stay
involved. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Stewartsville.))
OUT Q=News7, Stewartsville.))
A Danville man who shot a 10-year old boy shouted at the judge today saying
he was only trying to survive on the streets.
34-year old Frank Clements admits he shot Reggie Hutchens in the chest when
the boy opened his family's front door last April.
Clements says he wanted to shoot the boy's parents for reporting drug
activity to the police.
IN Q=He might think
((BILL FULLER/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: HE MIGHT THINK HE'S SO TOUGH BUT WHAT HE DID
WAS ABOUT AS COWARDLY AS ANYTHING ANYONE CAN DO. TO GO TO A HOME, PEOPLE
MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS, AND WHEN A CHILD ANSWERS THE DOOR TO SHOOT HIM DOWN
FRANK CLEMENTS/DEFENDANT: I DON'T CARE WHAT BILL FULLER SAY ABOUT ME. HE'S A
COWARD. HE STANDS BEHIND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO SENTENCE US. HE DON'T KNOW
WHAT WE GOT TO DO IN THE STREETS TO LIVE AND SURVIVE. HE'S A COWARD.))
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SUPER=01-Frank Clements/Defendant; :19
OUT Q=he's a coward
Clements will serve a life sentence without parole.
At least 200 people in Pittsylvania County are looking for new jobs-
after a Cincinatti company pulls the plug on its plant.
Aris Isotoner has been making gloves and slippers here for only three
months, but an umbrella company called Totes, headquartered in Cincinatti, is
Vice President Ed Talbott says he doesn't need the Blairs facility and will
give its employees pink slips between February and May of next year.
Another warning about the popular fen-phen diet drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration says 58 more cases of heart
valve damage among fen-phen users have been reported- bringing the total to 82.
Also for the first time they suspect four more cases are associated with the
newest Dex-fenfluramine- or redux- which hasn't been a problem before.
((DR. MICHAEL FRIEDMAN/FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION: THE INCIDENCE OF THIS
ABNORMALITY IS INCREASING AND WE SEE THIS ABNORMALITY WITH ALL THE MEDICATIONS
IN THESE FAMILIES INCLUDING DEXFENFLURAMINE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Friedman/Food & Drug Administration;
OUT Q=including dexfenfluramine."
The fen-Phen cases came from 18 states- 80 were women. Two were men.
And the F-D-A has documented the first death in a woman who died following
surgery to replace a damaged valve.
The agency plans to require new labels warning patients of the risk for both
valvular heart disease and primary pulmonary hypertension- a potentially fatal
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Walt Disney takes steps to protect its patrons from mosquitos after a scare
of encephalitis, we'll have that story in a moment,
but first, a former member of President Clinton's cabinet is indicted for
illegally soliciting gifts.
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A federal grand jury delivered a 39-count indictment against former
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy.
He's charged with soliciting and accepting gifts from the food companies he
regulated- and lying about it as well.
((IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE INDICTMENT IT CHARGES THAT HE RECEIVED 35 THOUSAND
DOLLARS, IN EXCESS OF 35 THOUSAND DOLLARS, OVER THE PAST 16 OR 17 MONTHS HE
WAS IN OFFICE EITHER FOR HIMSELF, FOR HIS GIRLFRIEND OR FOR HIS FAMILY.))
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OUT Q=FOR HIS FAMILY."
Espy is accused of accepting gifts from Sun Diamond growers and Tyson
foods- including thousands in new luggage, U-S Open and football tickets.
Espy is not charged with doing favors for the companies- but if he accepted
them, that in itself is illegal.
Espy resigned in 1994- shortly after the investigation began.
Walt Disney World is closing its swimming pools and water parks an hour
before dusk every night- after an encephalitis scare.
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Mosquitoes can spread the viral infection- that can cause swelling of the
brain and spinal cord.
((SHE'S A SMALL BROWN MOSQUITO THAT'S DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY IF YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. SHE HAS AT TENDENCY TO BIT AT DUSK THE PRIMARY FEEDING
TIME. HOWEVER BITING NIGHT AND AT AGAIN AT DAWN.))
SUPER=01-Bill Toth/Orange Co. Mosquito Control;
OUT Q=AND AGAIN AT DAWN."
Floridians are advised to wear long sleeves and use bug spray.
St. Louis Encephlitis has recently been detected in chickens- but so far not
In 1990- an outbreak in Florida infected 230 people- 11 people died.
The elderly and infants are most susceptible.
The culprit was obvious as soon as the deed was done.
That's in the case of the balcony collapse during the University of
Virginia's May graduation.
The corroded hanger rod-- clearly visible in the balcony wreckage -- is
apparently to blame.
U-V-A hired an independent engineering consultant to report on the accident.
The May 18th collapse during the university's commencement exercises dropped
23 people to the ground, killing one woman and injuring 17.
The report POINTS out that the unique detached design by Thomas Jefferson
added to the risk of collapse.
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Domestic violence is often a cycle-- a pattern of behavior passed on from
one generation to the next.
But many counselors believe relationships can be salvaged IF the abuser is
willing to get help.
Kimberly McBroom has more on that in the final segment of our series, "Why
Does She Stay?"
IN Q=This 22- year- old woman
SUPER=01-Steve Miller/Roanoke Valley Family Services; 1:10
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( This 22- year- old woman has spent her summer in a shelter, fleeing from
a boyfriend she describes as abusive.
Her story illustrates a cycle of domestic violence which counselors say
they often see.
The woman says both she and her boyfriend grew up in abusive homes.
SOT tape 3 1:38:31 (Silhouette Interview)
((HE HAS SAID THAT THE REASON HE'S VERBALLY ABUSIVE IS BECAUSE OF THE PHYSICAL
ABUSE THAT HE WENT THROUGH. HE COULDN'T PHYSICALLY ABUSE ANYBODY. SO, THE
ONLY WAY THAT HE HAS TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING WHEN HE GETS TO THE END OF HIS
NERVE, IS TO START RUNNING HIS MOUTH TO TEAR SOMEBODY DOWN AND HURT THEM. ))
She says the abuse was hard for her to recognize because they were attacks
with words, not fists.
SOT tape 3 1:46:10
((IF YOU'VE GROWN UP IN IT, IF YOU'VE DEALT WITH IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE, IF NO
ONE'S EVER TAUGHT YOU HOW YOU SHOULD BE TREATED, THEN YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE
BEING ABUSED OR NOT. ))
But Steve Miller believes that cycle CAN be broken.
Miller holds weekly classes, entitled, "Men Ending Domestic Violence."
His clients sign an agreement to attend at least 13 meetings.
Some come on their own.
Most are ordered by the court.
The group therapy encourages a new way of thinking.
SOT tape 5 2:56:28
((STEVE MILLER/FAMILY SERVICES OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY: PEOPLE ACCEPTING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOW THEY THINK, HOW THEY HANDLE THEIR FEELINGS, AND HOW THEY
REACT TO SITUATIONS AND LOOKING AT NON-VIOLENT ALTERNATIVES. ))
But does it really work?
Miller says studies show that it does.
Seventy- percent of those who have been out of the program at least two
years have NOT been back to court on a domestic assault charge.
This is one of Miller's clients.
He says he was a judge ordered him to enter the program after an argument
with his wife turned physical.
The man says there have been two such incidents during their 12- year
SOT tape 7 (silhouette w/ man) 9:42:14
((JUST SIMPLY BY GRABBING HER AND HOLDING HER TO KEEP THINGS FROM ESCALATING
ANY FURTHER. I HAVE PUSHED HER. BUT AS FAR AS SLAPPING HER, HITTING HER-- NO,
But he says he regrets what DID happen.
SOT tape 7 9:41:07
((IT'S NOT LIKE IT WAS A FIST FIGHT. BUT IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. IT'S
He still has six weeks to go in the treatment program, but says he's
already learned to control his anger and make better decisions.
As for his marriage-- it, too is on the mend.
SOT tape 7 9:50:39
((I LOVE MY WIFE VERY MUCH, AND SHE LOVES ME. AND WE'RE TRYING TO PUT THIS
PROBLEM BEHIND US AND MOVE ON. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE FINE. ))
Pre-Pro Page here with Help Numbers to call
If you, or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, you can
call the TRUST Hotline at 344- 1948.
For a safe place to stay, call the Turning Point Shelter at 345-0400 or
TAP's Women's Resource Center at 345- 6781.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
Stay with us, the Roanoke Science Musuem is sued after an iguana takes a nip
at a birthday party,
and we'll tell you why some lawmakers believe Nestle's customers may be biting
off more than they can chew.
The fairytale goes, if you kiss a frog, he'll turn into a prince.
Well one reptile KING is turning a nip on the neck into a lawsuit.
A Roanoke woman did not appreciate being bit by the scaly iguana named King
Solomon, so she's taking the Science Museum of Western Virginia to court.
Carla Carter is claiming the tropical American lizard bit her neck at a
birthday party in July of 19-95.
The celebration in the museums lab cost 60-dollars including fifteen dollars
for an added live reptile show.
Carter wants the museum to pay 150-thousand dollars for negligence in dealing
with a wild animal.
A Roanoke Circuit Court judge is considering whether Carter can sue the
museum which is claiming charitable organization status.
As for King Solomon, he's no longer part of the museums reptile show.
Nestle will relabel a new candy
that features Disney Figures encased in a chocolate covered plastic ball.
That after two attorneys general said kids could choke on the small toys
((RICHARD BLUMENTHAL/CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL: OUR HOPE IS THAT NESTLE WILL
DO THE RIGHT THING AND TAKE IT OFF SHELVES. AND THAT STORES WILL SIMPLY NOT
SUPER=01-Richard Blumenthal/Connecticut Attorney General;
OUT Q=SIMPLY NOT CARRY IT."
Nestle will not withdraw the Nestle Magic product, but will label the candy
saying its intended for children at least three years old.
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The Bulls and Michael Jordan came to terms last night on a one year contract
worth reported $36 million.
The deal will keep the four time MVP in Chicago for an opportunity to win the
team's sixth championship.
The Lynchburg Hillcats clinched the second half Northern division pennant
Tuesday night, and last night they arrived in Salem trying to keep the
Avalanche from finishing above 500.
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Salem came into last night's game with a 33-and-33 mark in the second half.
And the Avalanche has played poorly against the Burg all year, but not last
night as Tal Light's fielder's choice in the bottom of the first gets Garrett
Neubart home. 1-to-nothing.
Then in the second, big Ben Petrick blasts a solo shot over the left field
wall to make it 2-to-nothing in favor of Salem.
The Avalanche would come through with another bomb in the second off the bat
off Vicente Garcia.
Salem wins it 4-to-3 to move a game above 500 with three to play.
Despite the loss the Hillcats know they will open the playoffs this coming
Sunday night at 6 against Frederick at City Stadium.
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The Hillcats record at this point is 41 and 26, quite a turnaround for a
team that has its share of bad streaks the past two years.
The team is young, but it reminds General Manager Paul Sunwall of the teams
in the 80's when players like Dwight Gooden played in Lynchburg.
IN Q="It's a real...
((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GENERAL MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Paul Sunwall/Hillcats General Manager; :
OUT Q=.......THOSE GUYS."
SUPER=04-This Season; :
Lynchburg Third baseman Aramis Ramirez was named the Carolina League's most
valuable player today.
Ramirez has 112 R-B-I's and 29 home runs heading into tonight's game in
On to football and the West coast.
One day after signing with the 49ers,
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All-Pro linebacker Kevin Greene was in pads and in practice yesterday in San
The 35 year old sackmaster says after getting whipped by the Niners as both a
Ram and a Steeler he decided it was time to switch rather than fight.
IN Q="If I can...
((KEVIN GREENE/49ERS LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Kevin Greene/49ers Linebacker; :00
OUT Q=...BROUGHT ME HERE."
And with the NFL kicking off its 1997 regular season this Sunday, Sports
Illustrated's pro football preview issue, which hit the newsstands yesterday,
is zeroing in on the AFC central.
The magazine calls it the hottest division in the league, with the best group
of young quarterbacks from Kordell to Testaverde.
Elsewhere in the league today, the Colts signed former Virginia Tech Hokies
Eugene Chung who was cut earlier this week by the Packers.
The former first round draft pick has now been with five teams in his pro
It was a big day at Shea Stadium, as former Tidewater Tide Jason
Isringhausen, the Mets hard luck kid
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made his first start of the year.
Jason had to battle back from shoulder surgery, a broken hand and treatable
tuberculosis to pitch today.
Thankfully his teammates came him plenty of support.
The Mets used an 8 run 7th inning to beat the Giants 15 to 6.
Isringhausen gets the win despite giving up 11 hits and 6 walks in five
wipe to eng#
Jordan wasn't the only one hitting the jackpot yesterday.
The Mets gave manager Bobby Valentine a new three year contract extension.
Valentine has led the Mets to a possible playoff berth in this his first year
at the helm of the team.
And the Hawks gave hall of famer Lenny Wilkins a new four year deal yesterday
worth $20 million dollars.
The NBA's winningest coach has led the Hawks to four straight playoffs
Still to come tonight, we'll get Tech quarterback Al Clark's thoughts before
his first college start.
And don't worry about cleaning the house. This guest will feel right at home
at this year's Tee Off for Sight charity golf event next month.
Tech quarterback Al Clark will be in the hot seat this Saturday as he makes
his first start for the Hokies at Rutgers.
Many Tech fans are worried about Clark's lack of game experience.
But remember he did play in the first five games of 1996 and, over the
past few years he has practiced against some mighty good defenders.
((AL CLARK/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...watching film"
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;
Clark is constantly asked how he intends to fill 49er QB Jim Druckenmiller's
shoes. His answer starts with being himself.
OUT Q=...playing my game"
GRAPHIC=Tee of For Sight
The 16th annual Tee Off for Sight charity event is coming up next month at
And this year's guest pro is not guest at all, he's hometown favorite Chip
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The format will be the same as in the past with Sullivan playing a round of
golf with the champions from area clubs.
Sullivan joins a list of pros that include Chi Chi Rodriquez and Curtis
Strange who have competed in the event.
But Sullivan's ability to relate to all levels of the game should make him
a big draw at this years event.
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((DICK METZ/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: ))
SUPER=01-Dick Metz/Tournament Director; :
OUT Q= ......to it."
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The proceeds from the tournament will benefit Prevent Blindness of
In 15 years, the tournament has raised a quarter of a million dollars and
this years goal is 35-thousand dollars.
IN Q="All of
((TIMOTHY GRESHAM/PRESIDENT CEO OF PREVENT BLINDNESS VIRGINIA: ))
SUPER=01-Timothy Gresham/CEO Prevent Blindness Virginia; :
OUT Q=......THOSE SERVICES."
Sullivan is also conducting a clinic that is open to the public at five on
the day of the event, September 30th.
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