[1-News-head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

Politicians get an earful from the people whose livelihood depends upon tobacco.

We've got two reports on the Tobacco summit in Richmond... a LIVE report from Blacksburg where former Vice President Dan Quayle has just begun speaking.
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And it's nothing to cry over... isn't that what they say about spilled milk- -even two thousand gallons of it in a creek?
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[Sports-Head]
[ANCHOR=Steve]


In sports, Lynchburg's Donna Andrews is burning up the LPGA today, the CVITT invades the Hill City, the Bulls are a win from the title,
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[VO-NAT]


while the Appalachian League Danville Braves are just starting down at Dan Daniel park, we will check in with them in sports.
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Isolated but severe thunderstorms rake the area this afternoon. We will plot them for you in just a moment.

[Tobacco-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-32 59:10]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


While the Senate continues its debate over federal tobacco legislation, tobacco workers in Virginia are pleading with leaders to protect their jobs.
Governor Jim Gilmore rounded up more than 500 politicians and workers with a stake in tobacco for a Unity Summit today in Richmond.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Christy/Microwave]


We begin our coverage of this meeting with Christy Hubley at the state capital.
[Live=Christy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Christy1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, Governor Gilmore stressed the jobs that need protecting are not just tobacco farming or cigarette production jobs.
The pending federal tobacco legislation could also affect truckers, warehouse workers, store clerks, and more.
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[IN Q=Harlan Young makes the machines]
[SUPER=01-Harlan Young/Machinist; :03]
[SUPER=01-C.D. Bryant/Concerned Friends of Tobacco; :27]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Herndon/Leaf Processor; :55]
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[OUT Q=about control. (cheers)]

(( Harlan Young makes the machines that make cigarettes.
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[IN Q=If the tobacco industry]

((HARLAN YOUNG/MACHINIST: IF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY GOES UNDER WE DON'T FEEL LIKE THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY JOBS OUT THERE THAT ARE GOING TO BE COMPATIBLE TO WHAT WE HAVE NOW.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=what we have now.]


Philip Morris and Dimon employees in the audience have the very same concern.
C-D Bryant, a tobacco grower in Pittsylvania County, sat on the governor's panel.
He relayed his frustration with the 17-percent quota cut farmers experienced this year-- and says it might only get worse.
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[SOT 04:21-:38]
[IN Q=Can you imagine a state]

((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: CAN YOU IMAGINE A STATE, A BUSINESS, OR ONE'S PERSONAL INCOME TAKING A 17% DECLINE? THE SAD FACT IS THE TOBACCO GROWERS COULD FACE CONTINUED DECLINE IN PRODUCTION FORCING MANY FARMERS TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=out of business.]


While Congress hammers out a national tobacco settlement, people like Barbara Herndon of Danville say their lives hang in the balance.
And she doesn't think leaders in Washington know she exists.
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[SOT 27:38-:51]
[IN Q=If they pass]

((BARBARA HERNDON/LEAF PROCESSOR: IF THEY PASS SOME OF THE LEGISLATION THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THEY SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW THE DAMAGE THEY CAN DO TO PEOPLE LIKE ME. I THINK THE WHOLE DEBATE IS ABOUT MONEY AND ABOUT CONTROL. (CHEERS) )) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=about control. (cheers)]

))
[Live=Christy Full/Microwave]
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(Toss to Ellen)






[Sidebar-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-31 TC 1:25:24]
[2 SHOT LIVE=Christy and Ellen/Microwave]


It's NOT just money and control.
It's also politics.
Ellen Qualls covered that part of the story.
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Christy, Governor Jim Gilmore did what any tobacco state governor might do-- but it's NOT what any Republican would do.
He ate barbecue with and championed the cause of labor union members-- traditionally a Democratic constituency.
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[SUPER=01-Anne Donley/"Alleviate Smoking in Public"; :13]
[SUPER=01-Danny LeBlanc/Virginia AFL-CIO; :47]
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((
There are goals in the federal legislation to reduce youth smoking.
Reporters asked Governor Gilmore what his administration thought of such HEALTH questions.
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((GOV. GILMORE: THEY ARE BEING ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON JOBS.)) [runs:04]

[sot tape two 11:10:04 ]

((ANNE DONLEY/GROUP TO ALLEVIATE SMOKING IN PUBLIC: THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO WOULD STAND TO LOSE A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IF THEY LOST THEIR JOBS. I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYBODY TALK ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO LOST A MAJOR WAGE EARNER IN THEIR FAMILY BECAUSE THAT PERSON WAS ADDICTED TO TOBACCO OR THAT PERSON BREATHED SOMEONE ELSE'S SMOKE.)) [runs:17]

[sot tape two 12:29:48]

((GOV. GILMORE: IT'S NOT ABOUT THAT. THIS CONFERENCE HERE TODAY IS ABOUT WORKING PEOPLE. PEOPLE EACH AND EVERY DAY WHO ARE OUT THERE GOING TO THEIR JOBS AND TAKING CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES. AND THAT IS THE ISSUE.)) [runs:10]
So the American Cancer Society and Lung Association were NOT welcome here.
Politicians of all stripes and Big Labor were.
[SOT TAPE ONE 09:35:48]

((DANNY LEBLANC/VIRGINIA AFL-CIO: MANY IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND NO DOUBT MANY IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE THIS STEP. THEY WERE WILLING TO LET THE FUTURES OF THESE WORKERS TWIST SLOWLY IN THE WIND.)) [RUNS:13]

[sot tape two 11:20:55]

((DEL. BARNIE DAY/D-PATRICK CO.: THE STAKES ARE VERY HIGH FOR VIRGINIA. AND I HOPE THIS HAS SOME IMPACT.)) [runs:08] ))
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AFL-CIO leader Danny LeBlanc praised Jim Gilmore and Chuck Robb especially -- a bi-partisan nod.
[Double Boxes=Ellen and Keith/Microwave]


He says so far he's disappointed in the lack of support from Republican heavy-hitter, Senator John Warner.
(Keith question--


And the Congressional delegation was NOT in Richmond to hear all this?)
[Double Boxes=Ellen and Keith/Microwave]


That's right, Keith, they're still debating tobacco in the U.S. Senate.[Quayle]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#98-26 TC 2:01:36]
[GRAPHIC=Dan Quayle]


Former Vice President Dan Quayle was in Blacksburg this afternoon campaigning for Republican Joe Barta.
The Radford Optometrist is running against incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher for the ninth district Congressional seat.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom with more on today's fundraiser which was held on the Virginia Tech campus.
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[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
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Keith, more than 200- people were on hand at the University Club to meet the former Vice President who believes he and Dr. Barta have a lot in common by the sheer fact both are family men.
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Doctor Barta recently secured the G-O-P nomination by defeating Patrick Muldoon-- who lost the last election to the incumbent congressman.
Since then-- the Radford eye surgeon has been working to get his name out-- realizing going up against Boucher won't be easy.
Indeed-- many Republicans believe bringing Dan Quayle into the campaign is the boost Barta needs.
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(Keith question--Did Quayle mention whether he plans to run for President?)[Tease#1]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A milk tanker accident creates quite a mess in Montgomery County. We will have that story coming up on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]

and how will the matter of school prayer be handled at local high school graduations? Roanoke high schools held commencement exercises today.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-35 TC 40:46]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


With Congress rejecting a school prayer amendment just last week, the issue is on the minds of those students graduating today from Roanoke's two high schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The seniors differ on whether prayer should be a part of school.
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[IN Q= We have the]

((KIM KAYS/PATRICK HENRY GRADUATE; WE HAVE THE RIGHT AS A NATION TO EXPRESS OUR RELIGOUS BELIEFS AND PRAYER SHOULD BE BROUGHT BACK INTO SCHOOLS. SCOTT KATZ/PATRICK HENRY GRADUATE; ANYTIME THAT YOU MAKE ANOTHER PERSON FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE OF RELIGION THAT IS INFRINGEMENT ON YOUR RIGHTS))

[SUPER=01-Kim Kays/Patrick Henry HS Graduate]
[SUPER=01-Scott Katz/Patrick Henry HS Graduate; :08]
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[OUT Q= infringement on your rights]
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[VO-NAT]


Patrick Henry and William Fleming students graduated today at the Roanoke Civic Center. Graduation ceremonies continue this week throughout western Virginia.
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[Hartman]
[TALENT=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Hartman]


A local broadcast pioneer has died.
Lee Hartman was the founder and still President of Lee Hartman and Sons, the electronics store he started in 1956.


He had one of the first F-M radio licenses. W-L-R-J was named for his sons, Robert, Lee and Jack. It's now K-92.


Lee Hartman, Senior, was born in October, 1900 in Medley... a neighborhood just over the city line at Peters Creek and Cove Roads.
HIS parents owned a general store there.


One of the last living members of The Roanoke 1900 Club, Hartman died this morning at age 97. [Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-40 TC 56:30]
[GRAPHIC=Doug Wilder]


The nation's first elected black governor went to Virginia Union University-- NOT by choice, but because of segregation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Today, Doug Wilder chose to go back to V-U-U.
Wilder will assume the presidency of the university in August.
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[IN Q=Virginia Union]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: VIRGINIA UNION MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO BE GOVERNOR. BECAUSE THE RUDIMENTS, THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION AND THE TRAINING THAT I RECEIVED HERE WAS SOMETHING THAT I NEVER HAD TO TAKE A BACKSEAT FOR-- AND TO.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;]
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[OUT Q=backseat for-- and to.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilder had just one request to V-U-U officials: don't release his grades.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A high school math teacher from Bland county has won a 77-thousand dollar judgment against members of the Bland County school board.
Thomas N. Bird was attacked by a student three years ago... beaten bloody.
Bird convinced a federal jury this week that he was fired for trying to defend himself.
Bird got 72-thousand dollars in lost wages, and another 5-thousand to compensate for "emotional distress and humiliation."

He had asked for a million.[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A rough day on Wall Street-- Stocks felt the effects of a soaring dollar and yet another day of Asian selloffs. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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NASDAQ lost 24 points.


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[Milk-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-38 50:47]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


It was a potentially sour situation for the Riner Fire Department today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


A tractor trailer carrying about two thousand gallons of milk wrecked along Camp Carrysbrook Road around nine thirty this morning.
Driver Nathan Gilmer told authorities he drove off the side of the road to avoid hitting a car.
He was later charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
Some of the milk spilled into a nearby creek.
Crews began cleaning the spill almost immediately, fearing the milk might spoil and harm the fish.
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[Harmonic-Scalpel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-34 TC 1:30:16]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


The harmonic scalpel is a new medical instrument helping local doctors perform surgeries with more precision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

Ultrasonic energy uses sound waves turning electrical energy into mechanical motion and allows the tissue to be cut and coagulated at the same time. That means less bleeding during the operation. The harmonic scalpel cuts so quickly you can't even see it moving. The single device replaces many tools allowing the surgeon to perform many tasks using only one instrument.
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((DR. JAMES WESTON/OBGYN:WE CAN BOTH COAGULATE AND CONTROL...PEICE OF EQUIPMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Weston/OBGYN; ]
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[OUT Q=of equipment]
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[VO-NAT]

Almost every hospital in Southwest Virginia is using the scalpels and doctors say it's growing in popularity.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The danville Bravs appy league team arives for the season in danville, the maichale and the mailman talk about last night's Bulls win,
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[SUPER=03-]


and Roy Stanley takes us to the cascades for a report on ow this oldie but goodie is doing.
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[S-Donna]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[GRAPHIC=Donna andrews]


We start on the links where Lynchburg's own Donna Andrews stormed the lead in the LPGA Oldmobile Classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Lansing, MI/ESPN; :00]


In the first round of the tourney, Andrews shot a 29 on the front nine on her way to a 64. The Lynchburg native leads Karrie Webb by two strokes, she fired a 66. Andrews was sizzling as she finshed at 8 under. The second round of the four rounds is of course tomorrow.
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-19 6:47]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


and speaking of Lynchburg, The Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament is under way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Defending tourney champ Carl Clark is a step closer to a repeat having beaten Tommy Croker 6-2, 6-3.
The competition continues into the weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


One more tennis note, Virginia Tech and A-10 player of the year Erin Marchetti withdrew from the CVITT. The number three seed was named to the USTA National Team.

[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-17 7:08]
[GRAPHIC=97's]


The Class A Danville 97's welcomed a new hosue guest to their home at dan danile park. The Danville Braves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/This Morning; :00]

Attlanta's rookie appalachian league team arrived today to start the season. The braves will share the same clubhouse with the 97's. Manager franklin Stubbs liked what he saw in the first day of practice.
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[S-Bulls]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-16]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Finals]


Chicago can wrap up it's 6th championship in eight years Tomorrow. The Bulls topped Utah 86-82 last night to take a 3 games tot 1 series lead. Michael Jordan had 34.
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[S-Cascades]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-5]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


It's three quarters of a century old, but the Cascades course in Hot Springs is still one of the nation's best golf facilities
Roy Stanley has more as the course celebrates its 75th anniversary.
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[SUPER=01-Brett Schoenfield/Hotel Manager; 1:32]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]

((Over the Years the Cascades course has been rated among the top 50 in America by the golf Magazine and its currently ranked as the top course in Virginia.
Such events as the U.S.G.A championships the Women's and Men's U-S Amateurs and the 9195 and 96 Merril Lynch Senior shootout have been held at the course.
And in the year 2-thousand the U.S. Men's Mid amateur is coming to Hot Springs.)) ((WAYNE NOOE/GOLF DIRECTOR:)) ((it's estimated that over 3 thousand rounds of golf are played on the course during a 7 month period.
But the fairways and greens are as pretty as they were the day the course opened back in 1923.)) ((MARK STUBSTAD/GOLFER:)) ((NOOE:)) ((ROY STANDUP:)) ((BRETT SCHOENFIELD/HOTEL MANAGER:)) ((There are two other courses to choose from, The Homestead course and the Lower Cascades.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Dale earnhardt]


Earllier this week, Richard Childress gave Dale Earnhardt a new crew chief in now Kevin Hamlin. Larry McReynolds goes to the 31 car and Mike Skinner. The changes will hopefully turn things around at Michigan.
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