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[7E-Tobacco-Summit]


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[TAPE#98-32 59:10]
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The plight of the nation's tobacco workers took center stage in Richmond yesterday-
As more than 500 workers and politicians took a stance in the national tobacco debate.
Governor Jim Gilmore planned the event to send a message to Congress: don't forget the workers.
Christy Hubley has more.
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(( Harlan Young makes the machines that make cigarettes.
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((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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((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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((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]
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Two prominent anti-smoking groups- the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society- wanted to take part in yesterday's tobacco summit in Virginia.
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But Governor Jim Gilmore made it clear he had just one agenda yesterday.
In response to questions about the Gilmore administration's analysis of the McCain bill for HEALTH --
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((GOV. GILMORE: THEY ARE BEING ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON JOBS.))
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((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.))
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C-SPAN taped the tobacco summit and plans to air it in the next few days.[7E-Bird]


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A teacher who was beaten during a confrontation with a student has won a 77- thousand dollar judgment against members of the Bland County School Board.
Thomas N. Bird was beaten during the altercation three years ago.
The high school math teacher convinced a federal jury this week that he was fired without a fair hearing.
Bird received 72- thousand dollars in lost wages, and another 5-thousand to compensate for "emotional distress and humiliation."

He had asked for a million.[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast.. Expect partly sunny skies and more humid weather. Temperatures should rise into the upper-80's.
Overnight, look for a chance of storms under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures won't drop much overnight, with lows in the mid- to upper-60's.
Checking the weekend outlook...
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In Buchanan County, federal authorities have arrested a mine superintendent.
Authorities say 40-year-old Elster McClanahan obstructed their investigation into a roof collapse that killed a coal miner.
If convicted, McClanahan could serve up to five years in prison, and be forced to pay a 250-thousand dollar fine.


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Funding for Virginia's two historically black public colleges could be in jeapordy.
That question comes after the man expected to be tapped today as the state's new higher education chief says Virginia should re-examine the schools' support.
William Allen told "The Washington Post" that although schools such as Virginia State University near Petersburg and Norfolk State University may have been necessary when blacks were barred from other colleges, their value today is less certain.

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Former vice president Dan Quayle was in Blacksburg yesterday stumping for Radford Opthalmologist Joe Barta, the Republican challenger to Congressman Rick Boucher.
Boucher has represented the 9th District in southwest Virginia since 1982. Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((DR. JOE BARTA/(R) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: WE NEED TO REPLACE HIM WITH SOMEBODY WHO CAN GO TO WASHINGTON AND REPRESENT OUR CORE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPALS AND VALUES FROM THE NINTH DISTRICT TO WASHINGTON D.C. ))
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Dr. Barta recently secured the G-O-P nomination by defeating fellow republican, 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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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: IT GENERATES THE ENTHUSIASM THAT A CAMPAIGN IS REALLY ALL ABOUT AND NOT ONLY TO HAVE THE REPUBLICAN SUPPORT BUT ALSO THE INDEPENDENT SUPPORT THAT DAN QUAYLE BRINGS with IT.))
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((DAN QUAYLE: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED BY WHAT THEY SEE, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE SCANDALS WHEN WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT OUR FAMILIES, WE OUGHT TO BE WORKING TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAMILIES, TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS BETTER, OUR STREETS SAFER, OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE STRONGER. ))
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It was definitely a worthwhile fundraiser for the Radford republican with about 200 people turning out and paying a minimum of 25- dollars each for a chance to meet the former vice president.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))[45E-Sewer-Plant]


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A new sewer plant is coming to Rockbridge County, thanks to efforts from officials in both Rockbridge COunty and the city of Lexington.
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Lexington's current plant is more than 40-years old and has many cracks and holes in it.
City officials also say they're unable to meet new federal regulations calling for sewer plants to filter more substances from the water.
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((BUDDY DERRICK/LEXINGTON MAYOR: FIRST OF ALL THE PLANT THAT WE HAVE IS OLD AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO UPDATE TO THE NEW REQUIREMENTS AND TO THE NEW STANDARDS AND IT'S REALLY NOT CAPABLE OF HANDLING THE TREMENDOUS OVERFLOW WE HAVE WHEN WE HAVE PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN.))
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The new plant is located just outside of Lexington.
Funds for it were provided by both the city and Rockbridge County.
Officials hope to finish construction on the facility by the end of this year.

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Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly sunny, hot and humid today, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
There's also a slight chance of some scattered showers or thundersorms.
Meanwhile, partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The extended outlook is partly sunny, with a few isolated showers or storms tomorrow...
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The controversial tobacco bill remains a hot topic on Capitol Hill.
Once again, senators rejected the idea of capping the fees of attorneys who sue tobacco companies.
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Meantime, in the state's capital about 500 union leaders and workers whose jobs depend on tobacco gathered to denounce legislation that would raise cigarette taxes by a dollar and ten cents a pack.
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((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) ))
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The proposed tax increase is part of Senator John McCain's bill now being debated in Congress.
The bill would cost tobacco companies 516 billion dollars over 25 years and allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate nicotine.
The national ``tobacco workers unity summit'' was organized by Governor Gilmore and Dan LeBlanc, president of the state A-F-L-C-I-O.
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Some members of health organizations apparently felt left out of yesterday's Unity Summit.
The Virginia chapters of the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society were not present, but said they WANTED to be there.
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But Governor Jim Gilmore made it clear he had just one agenda yesterday.
In response to questions about the Gilmore administration's analysis of the McCain bill for HEALTH --
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((GOV. GILMORE: THEY ARE BEING ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON JOBS.))
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((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.))
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C-SPAN taped the tobacco summit and plans to air it in the next few days.

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The Bland County School Board will pay out 77- thousand dollars to a teacher who was beaten during a confrontation with a student.
Thomas N. Bird was beaten during the altercation three years ago.
The high school math teacher convinced a federal jury this week that he was fired without a fair hearing.
Bird received 72- thousand dollars in lost wages, and another 5-thousand to compensate for "emotional distress and humiliation."

He had asked for a million.[8E-School-Prayer]


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Last week, Congress voted down a proposed amendment that would have allowed organized prayer in school.
But the debate is far from over.
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The controversial subject is on the minds of some area high school students as they graduate.
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((KIM KAYS/ PATRICK HENRY HS GRADUATE: IF THEY ARE OF A DIFFERENT RELIGION AND THEY DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE THEN THEY DON'T HAVE TO BUT OTHERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO))
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((SCOTT KATZ/PATRICK HENRY HS GRADUATE: IN THE CONSTITUTION NOW IT STATES THAT A SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE AND THAT GIVES EVERYONE A RIGHT TO PRACTICE WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND ITS NOT RIGHT BRINGING PRAYER INTO THE SCHOOL OR SCHOOL GROUND OR ANY CITY OFFICIAL THING.))
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It's graduation time throughout the area.
Yesterday the civic center hosted graduation ceremonies for both William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools.
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Before we finish up this morning-- here's another look at the Friday forecast.
Partly sunny, hot and humid today, with highs in the upper 80s.
We could also see a scattered shower or thunderstorm with the heat of the day.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with lows in the mid to upper 60s.
The four day forecast keeps highs in the 80s...with partly sunny skies tomorrow and a chance of scattered showers.

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