NEWS 7 at SIX begins in just a moment with the story of a boy
who says the woman who ran the Church- school he attended had sex with him more than 100 times.
And U-V-a Medical Center tightens up the wrist band procedure to avoid confusion in the maternity ward.
In sports, An arbitration settlement in the N-H-L, reports on media days at Virginia Tech and Virginia.
And a record setting day for the Yankees in the Big Apple this afternoon.
Thursday brings another quiet weather day with Partly Sunny skies. There are changes ahead in the weekend forecast and we have details coming up.
A Blacksburg man has sued a church- school principal, claiming she carried on "an illicit sexual relationship" with him over five years.
He says it began when he was in EIGHTH GRADE at the age of 14.
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((HE HAD SEX OR SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THIS WOMAN WELL OVER 100 TIMES UP UNTIL THE SUMMER OF 1993.))
[OUT Q=summer of '93.]
Attorney Terry Grimes concedes there may be some difficulty perfecting the claim against the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and its Three Angels Christian school- -because so much time has passed.
But he says the young man- -now 20-years old is devastated by this.
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((I'VE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE FAMILY....))
Dave Seymour became pastor here three years ago... before all this occurred.
He's just trying to pick up the pieces.
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((AS LONG AS WE'RE LIVING IN THIS KIND OF WORLD I'M AFRAID IT'S A POSSIBILITY ANYWHERE. WE'RE NOT IMMUNE TO THAT KIND OF THING ANYWHERE.))
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The complaint claims Cynthia Mariam Carroll had sex with the boy at the school, in the church sanctuary, at the boy's parents' home... even at the last pastor's home in Myrtle Beach.
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[OUT Q=apparently did.]
Principal Cynthia Carroll was actually the ONLY teacher and administrator at Three Angels School in its nine-year history.
She left at the end of last year to take a teaching job in Petersburg. We were unable to reach her today.
A man who used to guard prisoners at the Halifax County jail will now be an inmate.
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Jonathan Majors was sentenced today to six months in jail-- for having oral sex with two female inmates.
He pleaded guilty in June to two counts of sodomy.
The women filed criminal complaints last year against Majors and two other jailers.
But there was only enough evidence to indict Majors.
He'll report to jail in two weeks.
Halmode Apparel is taking another hit.
Four months after closing its factory in New Castle, the manufacturer of women's clothes is laying off 75-people in Covington.
It's been a tough year for Halmode, which also has a plant in Roanoke.
The company is blaming this latest round of layoffs on what it calls bad "business conditions."
The Covington workforce will be reduced to just 25 people.
Halmode's C-E-O said the decision to lay off workers "is being made with regret."
An update tonight on the story of the babies switched at birth--
The University of Virginia hospital is making changes in the way it identifies and tags newborns and mothers.
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((DR. TOM MASSARO/UNIV. OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM: IN THE DELIVERY ROOM, WHEN A BABY WAS BORN, WE WOULD HAVE A NOTATION IN THE CHART "BANDS APPLIED." AND WE'D LIST THE FIVE DIGIT NUMBER. AND THE PERSON, HEALTH CARE WORKER, WHO APPLIED THE BANDS WOULD PUT HIS OR HER INITIALS ON THE CHART. WE'VE NOW MOVED TO WHERE WE'RE GONNA LIST "LEFT WRIST," "BABY'S LEFT WRIST," "BABY'S LEFT ANKLE," "MOM'S RIGHT WRIST."))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Massaro/Univ. of Virginia Health System;]
[OUT Q=right wrist.]
The new procedures are NOT an admission of fault by the hospital.
The family of Rebecca Chittum of Buena Vista is still awaiting D-N-A results that may prove she was switched at birth with Callie Johnson of Greene County.
But hospital officials are clarifying now that human error may be to blame -- NOT criminal activity.
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((DR. TOM MASSARO/UNIV. OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM: WE DO NOT HAVE A STORY. IN A LOT OF WAYS WE WISH WE DID. IT REMAINS AN ENIGMA TO US HOW THIS COULD HAVE OCCURRED.))
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U-V-A will also start color-coding I-D bracelets to identify which units babies are placed in -- NOT just using pink and blue to identify girls and boys.
State police and the state health department are both still investigating.
She wrote more than 80 books and won both a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize for literature.
But a list of famous American writers probably would not include Pearl S. Buck.
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Steve Smallshaw reports from Lynchburg where a new play may change that.
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Reading, writing, rithmatic and laptops.
Henry County students are welcoming the latest computer technology.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Six.
And tobacco is usually bashed by health advocates.
But Virginia Tech researchers hope to burn its bad reputation.
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Plans for a new, controversial jail in downtown Covington may be put on hold.
Ten downtown businesses and a group called "The Friends of Covington," said they will file a lawsuit tomorrow to stop planned construction of the Alleghany Regional Jail.
They claim city council acted illegally when they decided to close Court Street to make room for the new facility.
A business woman claims part of the facility will sit on property she and her mother own and that city officials can't take it without paying them for it.
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((SUSAN BROWN/H & L JEWELER'S: THEY HAVE NEVER MADE MRS. TINGLER AN OFFER. THEY THOUGHT JUST BECAUSE SHE'S A WIDOW. SHE HAS NO BODY BEHIND HER THAT THEY COULD JUST RAM ROD IT DOWN HER THROAT.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Brown/H & L Jeweler's]
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Other store owners say closing off the street would hurt business in the area.
Covington's Mayor disagrees.
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((JIM CRAWFORD/COVINGTON'S MAYOR: I HAVE A BUSINESS ALSO ON MAIN STREET AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE I DON'T THINK IT WILL IMPACT COVINGTON. WE'RE NOT THAT LARGE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Crawford/Covington Mayor;]
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Crawford says the city is moving ahead with its plans to build the new jail.
They're now accepting bids for construction which is scheduled to begin this fall.
For some years now, tobacco has been portrayed in a negative light.
But Virginia Tech researchers are trying to change that image.
Teresa Hamilton says if they're successful, the transformation will benefit not only the pharmaceutical industry but also Virginia's tobacco farmers.
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[SUPER=01-Carole Cramer/Virginia Tech Professor; :58]
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(( Virginia Tech researchers hope tobacco will one day SAVE lives---
To achieve that goal: they're tinkering with the plant's genetic makeup by inserting human D-N-A as a means of creating new drugs to treate everything from cancer to genetic disorders.
It's an idea that's attracting attention-- including that of Virginia lawmakers who recently awarded the university 754- thousand dollars to aid in research.
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The state funds are already at work-- in the field.
Earlier this summer, researchers planted thousands of genetically engineered tobacco seedlings at Tech's research stations in Blackstone and Glade Springs, for study.
Virginia lawmakers hope the research will also aid the state's tobacco farmers-- who's livelihood is at stake with cigarettes under attack perhaps more than ever.
The hope is that the state's tobacco farmers will, one day, grow the genetically engineered plants.
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((CAROLE CRAMER/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR: IF YOU SEE HOW TOBACCO IS GROWN FOR SMOKING USES, THEY HAVE VERY LARGE LEAVES, UNFORTUNATELY, THOSE HAVE, THEY'RE HIGHLY LIGNIFIED, THEY HAVE LOTS OF STRUCTURE IN THERE AND THAT MAKES IT VERY HARD TO GET A PROTEIN OUT, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE CONCEPT OF ONLY GROWING THE TOBACCO TO MAYBE TWO FEET HIGH, IN THE FIELD AND MOWING IT JUST STRAIGHT MOWING IT. ))
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That's just some of the answers being sought-- as researchers continue to alter the tobacco plant's old image.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))[Stocks]
The DOW recovered 80-percent of yesterday's loss today...
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climbing 90-points to close at 85-hundred- 52.
Nasdaq gained 33-points.
Talk about high-tech education.
Every fourth and eighth grader in Henry County will get a lap top computer to use during the upcoming school year.
But before the kids get their hands on the keyboards, teachers are getting a lesson with the new technology.
Christy Hubley has our story.
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[SUPER=01-David Martin/Henry County Superintendent; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kristal Shackleford/Fourth Grade Teacher; :33]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Doss/Fourth Grade Teacher; :39]
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(( 4th and 8th graders in Henry County won't need paper and pencils to write their essays.
Instead, they'll type their hearts out on lap top computers.
These high-tech learning tools are part of an initative to prepare kids for an ever-changing technological world.
The teachers received their computers at a training session in Collinsville.
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((DAVID MARTIN/SUPERINTENDENT: OUR TEACHERS ARE GOING TO LEARN THE FEATURES OF THE COMPUTER AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING FOR THEM LATER ON HOW TO INTEGRATE THOSE TOOLS INTO THE CLASSROOM.))
[OUT Q=into the classroom.]
Teachers are already thinking about how they'll use the lap tops to teach.
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((KRISTAL SHACKLEFORD/TEACHER: HOMEWORK, ASSIGNMENTS IT WILL CUT A LOT DOWN ON THE PAPERWORK SO I WON'T HAVE TO BE DOING SO MUCH COLLECTING.))
[OUT Q=so much collecting.]
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((TAMMY DOSS/TEACHER: THEY COULD EVEN USE IT IN MATH. THEY CAN WRITE THEIR OWN WORD PROBLEMS. SO THEY CAN USE IT IN OTHER SUBJECT AREAS OTHER THAN JUST WRITING.))
[OUT Q=than just writing.]
Henry County spent one-point-6 million dollars on this first wave of lap tops.
The plan is to expand the project next year to 5th and 9th graders.
Eventually, lap tops will reach the high school seniors.
Most agree it's the only way to go.
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((DAVID MARTIN/SUPERINTENDENT: THEY'RE ABLE TO PULL A MULTITUDE OF RESOURCES TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE, ABLE TO ACCESS INFORMATION AT A FASTER RATE. AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO DO, TO ACCESS THE INFORMATION, TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE CLASSROOM SETTING.))
[OUT Q=in the classroom setting.]
And ultimately successful in the working world.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Henry County.))
And coming up, The Yankees continue to Roll the Orioles win again today.
And Mike Stevens and Steve Mason check in from media days at Virginia Tech and Virginia.
College football media day kicked off at the University of Virginia tdoay. The Cavaliers begin two a day practices bright and early tomorrow morning. Steve Mason was there.
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The New York Yankees set a major league record by taking a lead for the 41-st consecutive game this afternoon Agains
t the Minnesota Twins.
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Bruce Springstein enjoying a cool afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Minnesota would get on the board first. Todd Walker hits a high fly to left field over the head of Tim Ranes scorin
g a run to make it 1 to nothing Twins.
Then in the fourth, The Yankees set the record. Joe Girardi hits a fly ball in the gap at left field
scoring two runs to make it 3 to 2 and New York goes on to win the game 11 to 2.
The previous record of 40 was set by the 1932 Yankees. New York has led for at least part of every game since June 28-th.
The Baltimore Orioles got a five hitteer from Scott Erickson in a 7 to nothing win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Rafael Palmeiro hit a two run homer for the Orioles who are a major league best 24 and 7 since the all star break.
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