Changes are coming to one area company. That means JOBS are going.
Bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones is now talking.
Plus they're rocking for a cause in London.
Passing clouds and maybe a few sprinkles tomorrow night or Thursday. Show
you why in a moment.
On Health Check-- a new concern for the environment has stepped into the
Sick fish, that can contaminate people....The latest on cases of Pfiesteria
turning up in Virginia.
SOT 97-56 39:49
IN Q=I THINK
((RALPH BRUSH/ERICSSON PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS: I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT
BUSINESSES ALL GO THROUGH CYCLES.))
OUT Q=THROUGH CYCLES
This cycle at Lynchburg's largest employer, includes a restructuring plan
that could affect many workers.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
About 275 people at Ericsson Incorporated will soon be looking for new
Slumping sales of private radio systems is forcing Ericsson to shift
resources from that area of its company.
275 workers will be affected.. but of the 145 salaried employees, about 70
percent are expected to find jobs elsewhere in the company.
IN Q=The analogy
((RALPH BRUSH/ERICSSON PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS: THE ANALOGY THAT WE TALKED ABOUT
LAST WEEK IN EMPLOYMENT IS MUCH LIKE THE DOW JONES AVERAGE OVER THE LAST FIVE
YEARS. OVERALL, IT CONTINUOUSLY GOES UP, BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YOU'RE GOING
TO FIND A BLIP DOWN, AND THEN EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YOU'RE GOING TO FIND A BLIP
UP. WE JUST HAPPEN TO BE IN A LITTLE DOWN BLIP.))
SUPER=01-Ralph Brush/Ericsson Private Radio Systems; :00
OUT Q=little down blip.
Ericsson says it will continue to manufacture the private radio systems,
used by police, fire and emergency crews world-wide.
Officials say the company's wireless telecommunications branch continues to
experience tremendous growth.
wipe wipe wipe
WIPE WIPE WIPE
In Salem, the General Electric Drive Systems plant has recalled 52 of 160
hourly production employees it laid off in July.
G-E says it's continuing to assess the fourth quarter workload situation in
the factory, and it DOES expect to recall additional people, but doesn't know
how many at this time.
Some of those laid off are frustrated saying G-E led them to believe
EVERYONE would be recalled.
G-E says it never made that promise.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
WIPE WIPE WIPE
In Southwest and Southside Virginia, a total of nearly 15-hundred workers
may soon answer to a new corporate parent.
The Sara Lee Corporation says it plans to sell its Knit Products division,
which includes a sewing plant in Hillsville, a textile plant in Galax, and a
distribution center in Martinsville.
In other news-- The bodyguard who survived the car crash that killed
Princess Diana is now fully conscious and can talk.
Doctors say Trevor Rees Jones can communicate well but he gets tired.
Investigators are reportedly waiting SUPER=03-Paris;
outside his door- hoping to talk with him about the crash.
So far only family members and his doctors have been allowed at his
Jones suffered chest injuries and underwent extensive surgery to reconstruct
his face after the accident.
The disappearance of a U-S military cargo plane off the coast of Africa is
less of a mystery.
Searchers have found wreckage of the U-S plane amid the debris from a
German plane that also went down.
Authorities believe the two planes collided in the air-
A total of 33 people apparently died-
It's believed one of the victims was a South Boston Man.
27 year old Jason Ramsey is an Air Force captain and pilot.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
What's the latest on a proposed slaughterhouse in Botetourt County? That
story's ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
((YOU COULD TELL EVERYBODY THIS IS YOUR SONG. PIANO.))
OUT Q=YOUR SONG.
Rock legends held a star studded concert-- raising money for a
What if someone came along and offered you the chance to have a genetically
It's actually an offer that's being made in several cities.
Also coming up--Patrick takes us to the opera...
And Steve Mason is with the Tech football team-- stay with us.
Not all Danville firefighters are in agreement over whether to sue the city.
About two thirds say they're pay is unfair.
double boxes Tina/Jean
Tina Tenret has the latest from our Danville newsroom.
Jean, both groups of firefighters are standing by very different positions,
but they say inside the firehouse and on the job they're continuing to work as
IN Q=Everything is pretty
SUPER=01-Capt. Ronald Harvey/Danville Fire Dept.; :00
SUPER=04-File Tape; :18
SUPER=01-Chief B.G. Lewis/Danville Fire Dept.; :39
OUT Q=this thing to court
IN Q=Everything is pretty much
((CAPT. RONALD HARVEY/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: EVERYTHING IS PRETTY MUCH BUSINESS
AS USUAL. WE OPERATING JUST LIKE WE HAVE BEEN. THE MORALE, AND THE MEN ARE
STILL WORKING TOGETHER AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY DIVISION.))
OUT Q=seen any division
Captain Ronald Harvey is NOT suing the city, he's happy with his schedule.
But more than 80 firefighters say they're forced to work during their meal
breaks, even when they're not paid.
Chief B-G Lewis says the crew can relax during breaks -- but MUST respond to
One fireman who IS suing the city wouldn't comment on camera-
But in a statement, Stephen Finkner said
as long as they must remain at the station, firefighters should be paid.
IN Q=I'm just hoping
((CHIEF B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: I'M JUST HOPING THINGS WILL WORK ON
OUT... WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THE FULL LENGTH AND TAKE THIS THING TO COURT.))
OUT Q=thing to court
Stephen Finkner says he's still collecting signatures to sue the city
double boxes Jean/Tina
-- a list that includes a chief deputy.
If Virginia executes Mario Murphy tomorrow night, it could endanger the
lives and freedom of Americans in foreign countries.
SUPER=04-International Mission Bd.;
That's the argument from the Southern Baptist Convention... which is
concerned about its 42-hundred missionary families.
Murphy is a Mexican citizen.
His attorneys say his arrest for a Virginia Beach murder should have been
reported to the Mexican consulate to uphold the Geneva convention.
IN Q=In the case
((DONALD KAMMERDIENER/SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION: IN THE CASE OF A TRAFFIC
ACCIDENT FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE CASES IN WHICH IN MANY COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
WHERE IT'S VERY COMMON FOR SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TO
BE ARRESTED, PLACED IN JAIL WHILE THE FACTS ARE BEING DETERMINED. WE WOULD BE
VERY UNCOMFORTABLE IF THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO NOTIFY THE AMERICAN CONSULATE OF
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: MR. MURPHY WAS NOT DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTACT THE
MEXICAN CONSUL IF HE SO DESIRED.))
SUPER=01-Donald Kammerdiener/Southern Baptist Convention; :00
OUT Q=if he so desired.
Murphy admits his guilt in a "murder for hire" scheme of a Navy cook...
None of his American co-conspirators received the death penalty.
His attorneys say he was NOT told he had the right to get help from his
Some Botetourt County residents who have a beef with a neighbor over building
a slaughterhouse gained a victory today.
The opposition was ready to state their case at today's meeting, but the
landowner Donald Griffith didn't show up.
The board of supervisors denied Griffith's request to rezone his property
for a slaughterhouse and meat-packing business.
One of the citizens against the slaughterhouse believes Griffith will go
ahead with the business, even without the county's approval.
IN Q=After the statement
((SANDRA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES SLAUGHTERHOUSE:AFTER THE STATEMENT HE MADE OUT FRONT
WHEN WE WERE LEAVING THE LAST HEARING, HE SEEMS LIKE HE'S JUST GOING TO DO WHAT
HE WANTS TO, SO WE'LL JUST HAVE TO SEE WHAT HE DOES AND WE'LL TAKE IT FROM
THERE, BUT WE'RE NOT GIVING UP. WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING.))
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Opposes Slaughterhouse;
OUT Q=keep fighting
Fifty-three of the 78 individuals who live near the Griffith's signed a
petition against the rezoning.
groovy music UNDER
It may not be the way Mozart envisioned his last work, but Opera Roanoke
has some new designs on an Opera Classic...
IN Q=coming up next
((PATRICK EVANS: COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE THE NEW PRODUCTION OF "THE
MAGIC FLUTE" FROM OPERA ROANOKE IS FULL OF SURPRISES. WE'LL TELL YA MORE RIGHT
AFTER THIS BREAK.))
OUT Q=AFTER THIS BREAK.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Mozart died shortly after the debut of "The Magic Flute", and some consider
it his greatest work.
Opera Roanoke is staging the production in a fresh new way, and Patrick
Evans has details plus a look behind the scenes.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Craig Fields/Opera Roanoke; :30
SUPER=01-Christina Bouras/Soprano; 1:13
OUT Q=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
GO TO ROBIN.
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/58-60/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-10/82-84;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/56-60/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/84-86;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/55-58/Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/78-80;
SUPER=333-Patchy Late/Night Fog/52-56/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-10/77-79;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/52-54/Partly Sunny/Winds Light/76-78;
health music under
After a big win against the Orangemen, the Hokies are looking ahead to the
That story in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
If you're longing for a flatter, firmer stomach, you're not alone.
On Health Check-- why strong abdominal muscles are so important-- not just
for appearance, but for overall health.
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry--here's what you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at
The candidates for Governor are running neck and neck, and tonight we'll
offer a snapshot of the other statewide campaigns.
The latest News 7/Mason- Dixon survey gauges support for Democrat L- F Payne
and Republican John Hager in the race for Lieutenant Governor.
The poll also considers the contest for Attorney General pitting Democrat
Bill Dolan against Republican Mark Earley.
We'll see how those candidates have fared in the latest statewide poll
double boxes Jean/Keith
along with the rest of the day's news weather and sports, at six o'clock.
Virginia's NOT in the same boat as Maryland when it comes to what biologists
call "the cell from hell."
That report from state health officials -- who just this afternoon asked
Maryland to immediately release its findings on pfiesteria (FISS-teria).
IN Q=The bottom line
((DR. RANDOLPH GORDON/VA. HEALTH COMMISSIONER: THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US IS THAT
AT THIS POINT WE DON'T KNOW OF ANY HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS FROM PFIESTERIA IN
VIRGINIA. AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO DILIGENTLY SEARCH FOR THOSE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Randolph Gordon/Va. Health Commissioner;
OUT Q=for those.
Health officials say pfiesteria has probably existed for years in Virginia
waters, causing lesions on menhaden in the Rappahannock River.
It was only identified with discoveries of some fish kills in North Carolina
Health officials say seafood from Chesapeake tributaries is completely safe
to eat... and only the Virginia portion of the Pocomoke River on the eastern
shore is closed to swimmers and boaters.
You may think a strong, flat stomach offers just cosmetic benefits-- but not
so, say the experts.
Strengthening your tummy can actually lead to better posture, easier
breathing and it could help eliminate back pain.
Intern Reporter Matt Feret explains. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=Muscular abs don't
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :08
SUPER=01-Sherry Bailey/Fitness Instructor; :19
SUPER=20-Matt Feret; :40
OUT Q=MF, news 7
SOT 00:34:07 STOCK 7
IN Q=NAT MUSIC
OUT Q=NAT SOUND MUSIC
If you want a flat stomach and firm abs, you're going to have to work for
The key-- crunches: One of the best ways to strengthen and tone the
The problem, says Fitness instructor Sherry Bailey is that many people do
abdominal exercises such as situps incorrectly.
((YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY DO IT IT'S LIKE SLAM SLAM, AND THAT'S NOT
DOING ANYTHING BUT ROLLING OFF YOUR BACK. AND THEY SAY I DO 3-HUNDRED CRUNCHES
A DAY, WELL, YES, ITS YOUR HIP-FLEXORS, ITS YOUR REAR, ITS YOUR BACK AND YOUR
HEAD DOING IT BUT NOT YOUR ABDOMINALS.))
Keeping your back FLAT ON THE FLOOR isolates your stomach muscles.
Otherwise, you're counting on other muscles to do all the work.
Bailey says its not how many you do, but how you do them.
((SHERRY BAILEY/PERSONAL TRAINER: FINGERTIPS BEHIND YOUR HEAD, I'M PRESSING MY
BACK TO THE FLOOR, YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES ARE REALLY TIGHT LIKE I'M GOING TO
PUNCH YOU IN THE STOMACH AND YOU'RE GOING TO SQUEEZE UP SLOWLY AND DOWN KEEPING
YOUR BACK ON THE FLOOR.))
butt butt butt
SOT 00:34:35 STOCK 7
IN Q=It's a gut
((IT'S A GUT BE GONE. ROY LOVES HIS. ))
OUT Q=loves his.
So what about all those fancy ab machines on T-V?
SOT 00:12:14 /597-28
IN Q=The Ab FLEX
((COMMERCIAL:THE ABFLEX ZEROS IN ON THOSE HARD-TO TARGET ABDOMINAL MUSCLES.
SO IT CAN GIVE YOU A FIRM, FLAT STOMACH
AND A SLIM SEXY WAISTLINE IN JUST THREE MINUTES A DAY. ))
OUT Q=three minutes a day.
They're not the three-minute miracles they claim to be...
((YOU'VE GOT TO PUT IT TOGETHER WITH AN EXERCISE PROGRAM AND WATCH YOUR FAT
BECAUSE ITS THE FAT THAT LAYS OVER YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES. SO YOU'VE GOT TO
GET THAT OFF BEFORE YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR ABDOMINALS.))
So in order to get those washboard abs you've always wanted, you've got to be
able to stomach the crunches. Matt Feret, News 7. ))
An unusual ad turned up in the nation's bigger cities last week--
SUPER=03-New York; :
Movable billboards and print ads offering CHILDREN made to order!
The ads feature a picture of a perfect infant and a telephone number--
It seemed to be an advertisement for a company called Gattaca, a kind-of
Take a look at what happens when CBS reporter Hattie Kauffman calls that
((WELCOME TO GATTACA. AT GATTACA IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO GENETICALLY ENGINEER
YOUR OFFSPRING. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ALTER YOUR CHILD TO ELIMINATE INHERITABLE
DISEASES ONLY, PRESS ONE NOW.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ELIMINATE INHERITABLE DISEASES AND ENHANCE YOUR CHILD'S
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL TRAITS, PRESS 2 NOW.
YOU HAVE MADE A WISE DECISION. NOW, FOR A LITTLE EXTRA WE CAN ADD GENES
ASSOCIATED WITH ENHANCED MATHEMATICAL
AND MUSICAL ABILITY.
THE ADVERTISEMENT YOU HAVE RESPONDED TO HAS APPEARED A FEW YEARS EARLY.
OR HAS IT? COLUMBIA PICTURES INVITES YOU TO TAKE A GLIMPSE...
HATTIE: IT'S A MOVIE. ))
OUT Q=it's a movie.
That's right, it's all part of a giant advertising campaign meant to stir
up controversy around Gattaca the movie.
It's a futuristic thriller where the genetically perfect are the elite--
ruling over the invalids, those conceived the old-fashioned way.
It all begins with a genetic engineering service just like the one in the
It turns out 28-thousand people called that toll-free number last week.
Does that mean that many people want to change their offspring, or maybe,
many of the callers were upset about this company?
Let's head into the sports world now-- where the Dallas Cowboys are
breathing a sigh of relief today--
And the Virginia Tech Hokies are preparing for another Big East
matchup--Here's Roy Stanley with tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
GRAPHIC=Two Minute Ticker
Thank you ladies and Welcome everybody to the Tuesday afternoon Two Minute
The 18-th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies will contend for the early lead in
the Big East this weekend against the Temple Owls who are 1 and 0 in the
Steve Mason has more on how the Hokies intend to make the transition from
Syracuse to Temple.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Orangemen vs Hokies; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :08
SUPER=01-Todd Washington/Virginia Tech Center; :35
SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Virginia Tech Defensive End; :42
OUT Q=.........news 7 sports."
Last night in Texas, a muffed field goal attempt cost the Philadelphia
Eagles as Dallas gets away with a 21 to 20 win in front of their home crowd.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ABC SPORTS; :
The Cowboys only touchdown of the game came with 51 seconds left to play.
Troy Aikman rolls out and hits Anthony Miller on this 14 yard touchdown pass
the two point conversion failed but Dallas led 21 to 20.
The Eagles moved the ball to the Dallas four yard line. But with one
second left on the clock Tommy Hutton couldn't handle the snap and time ran out
giving the Cowboys the 21 to 20 win.
The Cowboys are 2 and 1 and the Eagles drop to 1 and 2.
Coming up at six Mark McGwire signs a new contract with the Cardinals-- plus
highlights from today's Orioles Indians.
Connie and Jean will be back in a moment.
Heavy hitters of British rock are belting out tunes for a cause.
((PHIL COLLINS/SINGER: TAKE TAKE ME HOME. CAUSE I DON'T REMEMBER.))
OUT Q=I don't remember."
The stars are singing to benefit volcano ravaged Montserrat.
Superstars included Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Sting-
((ANOTHER LONELY DAY WITH NO ONE BUT ME...OHHHHH...))
OUT Q=me.. ohhhh."
The concert raised one million dollars-
Forty countries have purchased the broadcast rights.