Coming up on News 7, 300 people will lose their jobs as a local hosiery plant announces it's closing.
and the Supreme Court curtails some of the President's powers.
Full blown summer weather is here, prompting a heat advisory from the NWS. The hot details are coming up.
Parents in Southwest Virginia have a new pediatrician to turn to in treating a variety of feeding problems in infants and children.
and treating diabetes and infertility with the same drug.
New reasearch says it works.
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((A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF A JOB AND WE NEED OUR JOBS.))
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A hosiery plant in Danville announced today it's closing-- giving workers two months to find other jobs.
350-people work at the Durham 2000 plant-- which has been in Danville for over 100-years.
Today, workers got letters about the plant's closing-- saying they'll lose their jobs in 60-days.
The Lynn Street facility produces mostly men's white socks.
In January, a Kentucky businessman bought Durha- 2000.
He told News 7 today by telephone he's lost more than one million dollars since he bought the plant.
Workers say it's hard to imagine starting all over again.
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((CARL DIXON/DURHAM 2000 EMPLOYEE: I'M GOING TO LOOK FOR A JOB. I GOT TWO CHILDREN. A WHOLE LOT OF US DOWN THERE GOT CHILDREN AND A WHOLE LOT OF MARRIED COUPLES DOWN THERE. PEOPLE HAVE TWO INCOMES FROM ONE COMPANY. IT'S GOING TO BE REAL HARD ON THEM.))
((MONGILLO HAIRSTON/DURHAM 2000 WORKER: THE PEOPLE THERE... WE'RE LIKE FAMILY. I MEAN WE JUST LIKE FAMILY. IT'S JUST A BIG SHOCK.))
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The company's president says he'll do everything possible to help employees find new jobs-- including setting up job fairs and skill assessments.
A federal judge in Richmond has issued an injunction that would keep Virginia's newest abortion law from taking effect July first.
Unless overturned on appeal, Judge Robert Payne's order today stalls the new ban on so-called "partial birth abortions."
Payne set an August 18th trial date on the law's Constitutional merits.
In a 97-page opinion, Judge Payne seems to agree with abortion rights advocates that the law is too vague.
The Judge writes:
"If abortion doctors were subject to criminal prosecution under the Act, they would be forced to choose between performing abortions as they currently perform them with the best interest and safety of their patients in mind, and changing their practices, and, therefore, depriving patients of their right to receive the safest method of abortion."
Attorney General Mark Earley says the state will immediately appeal.
Earley says the law is supported by an overwhelming majority of Virginians.
Planned Parenthood of Virginia praises the injunction.
Attorney Karen Raschke (RASH-kee) says the ban would tie the hands of doctors from performing the safest procedures.
American Electric Power is asking its customers to conserve electricity.
Today's hot weather has pushed demand higher, at a time when the utility has an unusual number of generating units out of service.
Under normal circumstances, A-E-P would purchase power from neighboring utilities, but they're facing unusual demand as well.
So the power company is calling for voluntary conservation.
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((TOM AYRES/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IF THEY CAN TURN UP THEIR THERMOSTATS, TURN OFF THEIR AIR CONDITIONERS OR HEAT PUMPS AND DO OBVIOUSLY DISHWASHING AND CLOTHES WASHING AND DRYING, BIG ENERGY USERS AT NIGHT OR IN OFF-PEAK HOURS, THAT WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS HELP.))
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The utility's hydro-electric projects will also be operating at full capacity, so A-E-P says fishermen and canoeists should be prepared for higher water levels below the Claytor Lake and Leesville Dams.[(toss to R)]
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The Supreme Court takes away the President's line item veto powers. We'll have more after this break.
and some people are forced to evacuate as firefighters lose ground in the battle against the Florida brush fires.
In Health Check, a new study offers hope to women who suffer from the most common form of infertility.
and Patrick Evans will take a look at what's new in area flower beds.
Brush fires are forcing hundreds of people out of their homes in Florida-
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A community outside of Orlando is being evacuated because the fires are getting too close.
Hundreds of residents in Plantation Pines were told they had to leave-
((IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. IF THEY TELL YOU TO LEAVE, LEAVE.))
((DONALD SPIVEY/RESIDENT:IT CHOKES YOU UP...REALLY BAD YOUR SINUSES GET REALLY STOPPED UP
IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO BREATHE.))
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Authorities say the fires have charred more than 135 acres- and there's no end in sight.
Several major rulings by the Supreme Court today-
The high court strikes down the Line item veto ruling it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL-
The court said the line item veto gives the President too much legislative power.
((SENATOR ROBERT BYRD/D-WEST VIRGINIA: WE SHOULD NEVER AGAIN PASS OFF THAT DUTY OF OURS TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. GOD SAVE THIS HONORABLE COURT.))
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The court also spoke in the case of Attorney Client privilege- ruling that a client's conversations with an attorney are confidential even after death- and even if the information relates to a criminal investigation.
Special prosecutor Ken Starr was trying to subpeona notes made during a meeting Clinton friend Vince Foster had with his attorney-
Foster committed suicide the following day.
If you want to save the oldest home in Roanoke -- you will need about 200-thousand-dollars.
That's the price tag on this log cabin from the 1800's.
It's made with tall beams of pine, with original graffiti still etched between logs.
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((KEN GREENE/CONTRACTOR: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TWO HOUSES HERE, TWO AND A HALF STORIES HIGH, WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL. AND AGAIN, THE WORKMANSHIP WITH FULL DOVETAIL CUTTINGS, WE'VE NEVER SEEN IT, NEVER.))
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The city has condemned the building.
Parts of the cabin have already been torn off.
If someone does NOT buy the house, the structure will be dismantled.
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((ANN STUART BECKETT/HISTORIAN: WHEN WE TAKE IT OUT OF ITS HISTORIC CONTEXT, WE'D LOSE ALL THAT HISTORIC INTEGRITY. AND IT'S REALLY HARD JUST TO PHYSICALLY REASSEMBLE IT. ONCE YOU MOVE IT IT'S HARD TO PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS.))
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The nine surrounding acres are also up for sale -- for an extra 200-thousand dollars.
The city has set a July second deadline to demolish the house -- but the owner plans to ask for an extension.
It's Thursday afternoon and that mean's its time for Growin' It. Today Patrick Evans is off getting ready for bed... a flower bed that is.
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There's major news out of the N-B-A. Roy Stanley will have the details in today's two minute sports ticker.
On health check primary or secondary health problems or poor social environment can lead to nutrition problems in children.
we'll meet a doctor who deals with young patients who have difficulty eating and therefore, not growing at a normal rate.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST:WITH INCREASING NUMBER OF YOUNG, UNWED MOTHERS A NUMBER OF TEENAGERS HAVING CHILDREN, AS A TEENAGER GOES THROUGH PREGNANCY THEIR BODY IS PUT THROUGH TREMENDOUS DEMANDS AND THAT GROWING INFANT MAY EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS ON THAT BASIS.))
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry.
School is IN for some central Virginia teachers brushing up on their computer skills this summer.
A special class at Lynchburg College is designed to keep them ahead of their students.
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((NANCY PHILLIPS/INSTRUCTOR: THEY'RE BEING REQUIRED TO TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO USE COMPUTERS WITHOUT THE BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE. PROBABLY THE WORST THING WE CAN DO IS GIVE A TEACHER A COMPUTER AND NOT HELP HER LEARN HOW TO USE IT.))
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Teachers have to have some computer training to stay certified.
We'll tell you how they're doing on News7 at Six.
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A new medical specialist is helping infants with eating problems in Southwest Virginia.
Doctor Michael Hart is the area's first and only pediatric gastroenterologist.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST:NUTRITION IS THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR HOUSE AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A STRONG FOUNDATION NO MATTER HOW PRETTY IT LOOKS ON TOP IT WILL CRUMBLE UNDERNEATH.))
Up until two weeks ago young patients had to go to U-V-A or Duke for pediatric gastroenterology.
But that was before Doctor Michael Hart joined the medical staff at the Carilion Medical Center for Children at Roanoke Community Hospital.
He specializes in treating feeding difficulties, diseases of the liver and nutritional issues.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST:ALL INFANTS THROW UP A LOT AND EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH CONSTIPATION AND ABDOMINAL PAIN AS WILL OLDER CHILDREN. WHEN A PARENT SHOULD BE WORRIED IS WHEN THAT PROCESS INTERFERES WITH NORMAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.))
It did interfere with 5 month old Cory Patterson's growth.
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((BARBARA PATTERSON/PATIENT'S MOTHER:HE GOT REAL FUSSY CRYING LIKE SOMETHING HURT HIM AND SO WE TOOK HIM TO THE DOCTOR AND THAT WHEN WE NOTICED HE'D BEEN LOSING WEIGHT.))
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Cory's now on a feeding tube after formulas failed to cure the problem.
Doctor Hart says parents should watch for signs that the baby is developing physically at a healthy rate.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST:SAY THAT INFANT IS NOT SITTING WHEN THEY SHOULD SIT OR THEY SEEM WEAKER, THEY HAVE POOR HEAD CONTROL OR YOU HAVE THAT FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD OR MAYBE THAT ADOLESCENT WHO SEEMS UNDULY SHORT OR NOT ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH OTHER CHILDREN FREQUENTLY THESE CHILDREN HAVE UNDERLYING MEDICAL PROBLEMS.))
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what parents can sometimes mistake for behavioral problems.
But no matter how old the child, from an full sized eight year old to a preemie, Doctor Hart has one rule.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST:FEEDING SHOULD BE FUN. THE PROCESS OF FEEDING SHOULD BE FUN. IT IT CEASES TO BE ENJOYABLE FOR THE CHILD AND THE PARENT THAT CHILD IS AT RISK.))
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((BARBARA PATTERSON/PATIENT'S MOTHER:HE'S DOING GOOD, HE DOESN'T SPIT UP HE KEEPS HIS FOOD DOWN, WE'RE REALLY HAPPY NOW HE'S A HAPPIER BABY. HE IS.))
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Cory will be going home in a day or two.
But he will have to stay on the formula until he outgrows his allergies.
A study out of Virginia Commonwealth University is offering hope to women who suffer from the most common form of infertility.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is traced to the body's excessive production of insulin.
The excess insulin sets off a hormone imbalance that interferes with ovulation.
But the study published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine says treatment with the common diabetes drug, Glucophage, may hold the answer
Until recently doctors offered few treatment options.
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Researchers at V-C-U discovered that Glucophage lowered insulin levels in overweight women with P-C-O. That lead to spontaneous ovulation and allowed the ovaries to respond to fertility drugs.
Ninety percent of the women treated with the Diabetes drug and fertility treatments ovulated.
In Sports, a big trade in the N-B-A
Here's Roy Stan;ley.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday addition of the two minute ticker.
Just one day after the N-B-A draft the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks make a big trade swapping youth for experience.
The Raptors traded Marcus Camby for Charles Oakley. For 10 years Oakley has symbolized the physical style of the New York Knicks. The 34 year old Oakley is a 13 year veteran of the N-B-A.
Camby has been troubled by injuries in his two years with the Raptors and never has lived up to expectations. Toronto selected the U-Mass star with the Number one pick in the 1996 draft. He averaged 12 points and seven rebounds and a league leading 4 blocks per game last season. But he only played in 63 games.
The Raptors also acquired center Sean Marks, selected out of California in the second round last night plus an undisclosed amount of cash.
Curtis Staples will have to wait at least a few days and maybe a little longer before he joins fellow Patrick Henry star George Lynch in the NBA.
Last night Staples was NOT one of the 58 players selected in the two round draft.
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Curtis had hoped the Chicago Bulls would call his name in the second round, but instead they selected two other guards and a forward with their three picks.
Staples is expected to fly into Chicago later this week and take part in a free agent tryout with the Bulls.
The Phoenix Suns have expressed a strong interest in giving him a look, as well.
Norman Nolan, his UVa teammate also hopes to catch on in the league through the free agent route.
Minnesota and Milwaukee were on the diamond this afternoon at the Dome in Minneapolis.
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The Brewers would take the lead in the top of the firstr Jeff Cirillo hits a grounder to left field scoring Mark Loretta and Milwaukee led 1 to nothing.
Still in the first, Eddy Diaz strokes this single off the centerfield wall Cirillo rounds the bases to score and the Brewers jumped out to the 2 to nothing lead.
Milwaukee would add another run in the top of the
first Marquis Grissom sends this line drive to left field scoring Diaz and the Brewers go on to win it 9 to 2.
Coming up at six we'll check in with highlights from Wimbledon and the World Cup plus all the latest sports. Jean will be back in a minute.
It's not getting as much attention as its older cousin.
But Windows-98 is the hottest item on the shelves at computer stores.
Microsoft's new operating system went on sale today.
Windows 98 is basically an upgrade of Windows 95.
The new system is supposed to fix the old system's bugs.
And Windows 98 is built especially for people who use the Internet and play computer games.
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((DAVE DUNHAM/STAPLES: IF YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO'S VERY HEAVILY INTO THE GAMING AND YOU HAVE A POWERFUL PC AND THE LATEST GRAPHICS, THAN THE WINDOWS 98 SYSTEM IS ALSO GOING TO FACILITATE THAT AND GIVE YOU A BETTER MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE AS WELL. ))
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Microsoft spent much more time and money promoting Windows 95.
It is one of the most beautiful "tall ships" on the sea these days. But it's not just a ship -- it's a traveling classroom.
The "Juan Sebastian de Elcano" sailed into Norfolk, Virginia this morning. The vessel is a training ship for Spanish sailors. Forty-six midshipmen are learning the art of sailing tall ships as well as the English language.
The ship left its home port of Cadiz, Spain in January and is nearing the end of a six month tour.
It will remain in Norfolk over the weekend for sights-seers or tourists who want to catch a glimpse.