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Here's what you'll see next on News-7 at Five:
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More than 200 workers at a fiber optics plant are looking for new jobs.
Hurricane Pauline is to blame for dozens of deaths after slamming into Acapulco, Mexico.
And he's been called the Dean of College basketball-- today the Tar Heel steps down from coaching.
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Wx-Heads
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Clouds and a sprinkle on the western horizon. The complete weather story is just ahead.

medical-heads


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Plus on Health Check--
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they can be dangerous, even deadly-- but just how common are medical mistakes?
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It's all coming up, on News 7 at FIVE.


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((AARON WEBB: WE KNEW WE WERE KINDA SLOW BUT I DON'T THINK WE WERE PREPARED FOR THIS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.))
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A surprise for employees at Roanoke County's Alcatel plant-- the company has shut down.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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TAPE#597-43
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Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
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Negotiations have stopped this evening between union leaders and the fiberoptics plant after the company closed this morning.
Talks will resume tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
215 Alcatel employees are now out of work.
double boxes Connie/Tonya


Tonya Flory joins us from the Alcatel plant in Roanoke County...
Tonya any word on why the plant shut down so abruptly?
ANCHOR=tonya


Connie--in the age of technology
SUPER=@Tonya1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.;

the company says the Roanoke operation was basically out of date.
Meantime talks continue with union officials concerning which employees will be allowed to work to help close the plant down.
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((DAVID BRINKLEY/11 YEAR EMPLOYEE:HOW THEY'RE GOING TO DECIDE WHICH PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THE ONES TO COME BACK. SINCE THERE IS NO LONGER A UNION THE SENIORITY ISSUE PROBABLY DOESN'T EXIST...IT SHHOULD BE BY SENIORITY))
SUPER=01-David Brinkley/11 Year Alcatel Employee;
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Union president David Terry says there will be a mass meeting sometime next week for a status update.
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Employees say this has been a long time coming...some say they even started looking for other jobs before this morning's announcement...
double boxes Connie/Tonya

We'll have more on the layoffs and a statement from Alcatel management on News 7 at 6...Connie

5-Mason-Dixon


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It's going to be a nail-biter.
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The results are in on the latest NEWS 7 poll on the race for governor...
DOUBLE BOX=Jean/Ellen/State Microwave


...and Ellen Qualls has them in Richmond.
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ANCHOR=Ellen
Connie, the pollsters at Mason-Dixon say they don't rememberSUPER=@Ellen1;
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a Virginia race that's stayed this close throughout.
Let's get right to the numbers.
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(( In a poll done Tuesday and Wednesday -- AFTER Monday night's debate --
Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore are tied at 43- percent of those who regularly vote.
That's within three points of where they've been all year -- in polls with a margin of error of three and half percent.
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, WE'VE RARELY SEEN AN ELECTION IN VIRGINIA THAT HAS REMAINED THIS CLOSE THROUGHOUT. THE DOUG WILDER-MARSHALL COLEMAN ELECTION IN 1989 WOUND UP TO BE THE CLOSEST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION IN VIRGINIA HISTORY. BUT FOR THE REST OF THESE TWO DECADES, THE ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN WON BY FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL MARGINS. SO HAVING THIS GO INTO THE LAST THREE OR FOUR WEEKS BASICALLY IN A DEAD HEAT IS SOMETHING HIGHLY UNUSUAL IN VIRGINIA.))
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Regionally, they're tied in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area and in far Southwest Virginia.
DOUBLE BOX=Ellen and Jean/State Microwave


Beyer's up in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads... but Gilmore leads in the rest of the state.
ANCHOR=Connie


So that makes northern Virginia turnout crucial to Beyer?
ANCHOR=ellen


Right, that's an area that tends NOT to turn out in great percentages for state elections -- unless there's something to rally for or against -- as they did for Chuck Robb and against Oliver North in the final days of 1994 to tip that election Robb's way.
North was up four points at this point in 1994.
ANCHOR=Connie


If you want to see the numbers for yourself dissolve full screen
Check out the WDBJ home page at www-dot-wdbj-seven-dot com.
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Attorney General Janet Reno says she's mad at the White House.
Reno says the Justice Department should have been informed in a timely manner about the tapes of 44- White House coffees.
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(( JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHEN YOU HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THE WHITE HOUSE HAS RECOGNIZED THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PRODUCE THE DOCUMENTS, IT IS VERY, VERY FRUSTRATING TO HAVE THEM PRODUCED IN SUCH A DELAYED FASHION AND I ALSO THOUGHT THAT WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD IMMEDIATELY-- ))
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However-- Reno says there's still no evidence that requires her to call for an independent counsel-- Investigators will continue to review the case.
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5-GUN-Safety


ANCHOR=Connie
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Meantime, the President and America's gun makers are taking aim at accidental shooting deaths.
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Eight of the nation's largest firearms companies will supply child safety locks to their handguns.
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((IT WILL ... AND SONS.))
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An estimated 200 children a year die in accidental shootings.
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5-pauline


ANCHOR=Connie
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The once-glittering resort city of Acapulco is now a disaster zone.
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SUPER=03-Acapulco, Mexico;

Hurricane Pauline has pummelled the Mexican city-- packing winds gusting up to 120-miles an hour.
At least 40-people are dead-- dozens are missing.
Pauline created racing rivers of mud and debris that flooded the main streets.
Tourists huddled in darkened hotels as towering waves carved up most of the city's once-pristine beaches.
The storm is now moving northward up the Pacific coast of Mexico.
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toss to robin.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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A Roanoke group is objecting to the proposed merger between First Union and Signet Bank.
The story coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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Plus-- this is what greeted last year's first Italian Festival in Lynchburg--
Is a drier, more popular event scheduled this time around?
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ANCHOR=connie


Also, Some hard accusations from an environmental group-- claiming some popular vinyl children's toys contain unacceptable levels of lead and toxins.
It's all straight ahead. cc sponsor
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5-Henry-Murder


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An early morning shooting in Henry County killed one man and wounded another.
22-year-old Elmer Hagwood was found dead at a house in Basset, just after midnight.
He'd been shot in the right arm and head.
Thirty-seven year-old Harold Taylor, was shot in the hand.
He was treated at a local hospital and released.
Authorities have charged 24-year-old James Antonio Hodge of Martinsville, with murder, malicious wounding and firearms charges.
No word on the motive.

5-Reinvestment


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A coalition of community groups is challenging First Union's plan to acquire Signet Bank.
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The Roanoke Community Reinvestment Coalition alleges discrimination in First Union's lending practices.
And the group says the consolidation of the two banks will mean the loss of more neighborhood branches.
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((AMAZETTA ANDERSON/COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION: WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO LOOK AT IT AND SEE. HAS FIRST UNION BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO YOU? ARE YOU SATISFIED? AND IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE FACTS AND SAY, "WE'RE NOT HAPPY."))
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A spokesman for First Union says the bank has extended billions of dollars worth of loans in low and moderate income communities.
Jeep Bryant says the bank is proud of a Community Reinvestment Program that serves as a model for other banks.

5-Sartomer


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The Environmental Protection Agency is suing a Chatham plastics plant for 253-thousand dollars for allegedly endangering the public.
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The E-P-A says Cook Composites-- located next door to Chatham High School is burning hazardous waste improperly, failing to check the incinerator, and not inspecting safety equipment.
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((STEVE LAW/CHATHAM RESIDENT: THIS IS BASICALLY A MATTER OF SPENDING LESS OF THEIR MONEY BUT THAT RISKS THE LIFE OF EVERYBODY AT CHATHAM HIGH AND THIS COMMUNITY AND YOU AND ME.))
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Cook's plant manager says it is correcting some of the violations, and plans to appeal some of the others.
An affiliated company next door-- Sartomer, will ask the Board of Supervisors for permission to expand later this month.
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The second annual Italian Festival of the Seven Hills gets underway in less than an hour in Lynchburg...
double boxes Connie/Steve


Steve Smallshaw joins us live from along the James River there.. Steve-- I know there's at least one thing different about this year's event...
ANCHOR=steve
Well Connie, for one thing the weather..SUPER=@ssm1;
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nothing but sunny skies in the forecast, and they've also changed the location of the Italian Festival, to a spot that the city wants to breathe new life into.
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(( After an unplanned visit from Hurricane Fran, last year's Italian Festival of the Seven Hills made more mud than it did money.
Things look more promising THIS year.. with dozens of vendors, a carnival midway, live entertainment and plenty of Italian food to sample.
And last spring's Fair By The James has already proved big crowds CAN be attracted to the riverfront.
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((MIKE BUSCEMI/SONS OF ITALY: ACTUALLY WE HOPE TO DO A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE FAIR BY THE JAMES DOWN HERE. I THINK OUR ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP SHOULD DRAW SUBSTANTIALLY MORE PEOPLE DOWN THEN THEY DID FOR THE FAIR.))
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This time they also have the cooperation of Mother Nature..
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((JUDY GRAVELY/SCENE MAGAZINE: OVERALL, EVERYONE SEEMED TO STILL HAVE A GOOD TIME IN SPITE OF THE WEATHER. THIS YEAR, WE'RE HOPING IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH BETTER. IT'S A SUNNY FORECAST FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.))
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So the weather is cooperating, now it remains to be seen whether the public will as well.
double boxes Connie/Steve


They'll have to be willing to pay.. ten dollars in advance, 12 bucks at the gate. Connie?
(questions: given what happened last year, were there any problems convincing

the vendors to come back THIS year?)
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National Arts and Humanities month continues-- and so does NEWS-7 at FIVE-- along with a live report from a Roanoke County gallery.
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5-WH-GALLERY


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This week on News 7 at FIVE we've been highlighting the Arts-- DOUBLE BOX Connie/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is at White House Galleries on Franklin Road-- where a new show just opened.
Patrick, tell us about the featured work.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN Forecasts
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In tonight's Ticker-- the Roanoke Express is ready to take the show on the road...
But first on Health Check-- a new survey indicates more than 100 million Americans may have been affected by what they consider to have been medical mistakes.
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In Roanoke, Carl Creech is one of them-- he's filed a lawsuit against a major medical center-- on behalf of his fiancee...
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((I WANT THESE DOCTORS TO HAVE TO ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY DID. ))
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5-Mistakes


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You've probably heard the horror stories-- medical mistakes that run the gamut from minor problems, to deadly errors.
In Florida, a patient came out of surgery with the wrong leg amputated.
In Pennsylvania, a baby died from receiving the wrong formula.
In Arizona, a surgeon sewed a heart valve in...upside down.
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A new survey finds that about half of all Americans say they or someone they know have experienced a medical mistake-- most often a misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment.
CBS Medical correspondent Dr. Bernadine Healy says patients need to be informed consumers-- and doctors need to be frank.
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((DR. BERNADINE HEALY/OHIO STATE UNIV. COLLEGE OF MED.: WE HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH OUR PATIENTS BEFORE A PROCEDURE AS WELL AS AFTER A PROCEDURE, BEFORE THERAPY AS WELL AS AFTER. WE HAVE TO CONVEY TO THEM THAT MEDICINE ISN'T PERFECT AND THAT THEY'RE GETTING THE BEST THAT THEY CAN GIVE, AND THE BEST AS MEDICINE CAN GIVE. THATS OUR OBLIGATION AS PHYSICIANS TO BE HONEST. ))
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One medical expert says the errors could be costing as much as 200 billion dollars.
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A Roanoke man believes medical mistakes cost his family an even heftier price-- the life of a loved one.
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Carl Creech's fiancee-- the mother of his son Kyler, died at the University of Virginia Medical Center in April of 1994.
Barbara Lynn Ross was 27, pregnant with twins, and very sick-- with a rapid heart beat and difficulty breathing when she was airlifted from Roanoke's Community Hospital to Charlottesville.
SUPER=@File; HOLD FOR :10


While at U-V-A, Creech says a series of botched procedures, lack of supervision by the attending physician over residents, and misiagnosis of her condition-- cost Barbara her life.
He's filed a lawsuit against the UVA medical center and three physicians for medical negligence.
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((CARL CREECH: THE CALLIBER OF THE PHYSICIANS THAT WERE PERFORMING THIS WERE MERELY RESIDENTS, THE ONE THAT PERFORMED IT WAS A FIRST YEAR RESIDENT. I FEEL BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE I'VE HAD, THAT A FIRST YEAR RESIDENT SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO TOUCH SUCH A GIRL. IT'S VERY DANGEROUS AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING WHAT'S HAPPENED IN OUR FAMILY COULD HAPPEN IN ANYONE'S FAMILY. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The University of Virginia Medical Center has a policy not to comment on pending court cases-- but an attorney for one of the physicians named in the suit says Barbara Ross did receive appropriate care at the facility--
The problem, says the attorney-- is that Ross had a very uncommon, very lethal condition-- called Herpes Simplex Virus Hepatitis.
And lab results for a diagnosis take time-- and weren't available before her death.
Whatever the circumstances, with this and every other tragic case, these are issues of life and death-- and very painful for those left behind.
2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Connie


Let's turn now to sports--Three decades of tradition has ended in Chapel Hill.
Here's Roy with tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

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Thank you Connie and good afternoon everybody welcome to the thursday 2 minute ticker.
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A changing of the guard in North Carolina Basketball as Dean smith Retires and turns over the program to his long time assistant Bill Guthridge.
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Smith ended the Rumors this afternoon at a news conference announcing his retirement.
The 66 year old Smith has coached the Tar Heels for 36 years and he's the winningest coach in College basketball history.
Smith said his health is good and he's leaving with not disputes or disagreements with the school.
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((DEAN SMITH/RETIRES AS CAROLINA HEAD COACH: ))
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Guthridge has been on the sideline with Dean for 31 of those 36 years. Dean recommend Guthridge as his successor and the School followed through.
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((BILL GUTHRIDGE/NEW UNC HEAD BASKETBALL COACH: ))
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WRITER=Mike
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The Roanoke Express will finally get a chance to bang on someone other than each other tonight as they open their exhibition schedule on the road in Wheeling against the Nailers.
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Frank Anzalone has been giving a lot of new players a look in training camp since last Saturday, and he hopes to give each one a chance to shine tonight.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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The Express plays two exhibition games at home this weekend on Friday and Sunday evenings. Connie will back in a moment.

5-Toxic-Toys


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Greenpeace has a warning for parents.
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The environmental group says many popular children's toys made of vinyl contain unacceptable levels of lead and other toxins-- easily digested by children.
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IN Q=It is also

((BILL WALSH/GREENPEACE TOXICS CAMPAIGN: IT IS ALSO OUR POSITION THAT THERE ARE READILY AVAILABLE, TECHNOLOGICALLY FEASIBLE AND ECONOMICALLY COMPETITIVE ALTERNATIVES FOR NEARLY ALL THE USES OF POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, ESPECIALLY IN TOYS.))
SUPER=01-Bill Walsh/Greenpeace Toxics Campaign; :
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Still, the Consumer Products Safety Commission has some doubts about the findings-- and says parents should not be alarmed.