Some Hamburgers and Hot Dogs are being recalled because of a possible bacteria infection.
Dixie packers of Florida is calling back 100-thousand pounds of hotdogs distributed to Winn-Dixie stores.
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The products are sold as W-D brand or Madison Brand and all have a November 13-th sell by date.
Hormel is recalling it's four-point-eight ounce packages of Quick Meal Frozen Cheeseburgers.
In both instances , the threat of possible listeria contamination was cited.
Another food recall that involves bagels.
S-B Thomas bagels are being recalled after a piece of metal was found in a bagel.
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Consumers who have Thomas Bagel pakages with sell by dates from October 12-th through November third should bring the bagels back to the store for refunds.
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A peace deal is good news to most but what about Israels demand that President Clinton consider the release of a convicted spy?
Jean Jadhon has local reaction to the deal and President Clinton's promise.
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[Super=07-Julia Tilley; :42]
[Super=07-Mark Obeerlender; :49]
(( Shaking of hands rather than rioting in the streets is something most everyone wants to see.
People in downtown Roanoke seem to be happy the two sides struck a deal.
HARRI-ANN: I'M HERE TO CELEBRATE MY FRIEND'S DAUGHTER'S BATMITZVAH SO I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT PEACE AGREEMENT THAT THEY CAME TO AN AGREEMENT.
AL BARIL: IT'S CERTAINLY A GOOD FIRST STEP, IT'S PROBABLY A SECOND OR THIRD STEP. WE HAVE A LONG LONG WAY TO GO ALL PARTIES REALIZE THERE'S MORE WORK TO DO.
But some folks in downtown Roanoke did NOT agree with the President's promise to review Jonathan Pollard's case.
SKIP TILLEY: HE'S A TRAITOR TO OUR COUNTRY. HE SHOULD BE IN PRISON THE REST OF HIS LIFE
JULIA TILLEY: I DON'T THIN KHE SHOULD BE LET GO EITHER. HE IS A TRAITOR TO OUR COUNTRY I DON'T THINK DEALS SHOULD BE MADE TO OUR COUNTRY.
MARK OBEERLENDER: I NEVER HEARD OF ANYBODY SPYING ON A FRIENDLY COUNTRY GETTING A LIFE SENTENCE AND THEY GAVE HIM A LIFE SENTENCE SO THEY WON'T ADMIT THEY MADE A MISTAKE.
Pollard is serving a life sentence for handing over U-S secrets to Israel.
Every time his release has come up for review, the CIA, the Pentagon and the Justice Department have opposed it.
Jean Jadhon News 7.))
The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival has become a fall tradition in western Virginia... and thousands are expected in Ferrum for the 25th anniversary of the popular event.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Joe/Starlink]
Joe Dashiell got up early this morning to give us a glimpse of what's going on there today.
Good morning Kimberly, it's a brisk morning, but we're expecting a picture perfect fall day.
As you mentioned, this is the 25th anniversary of the folklife festival... no small accomplishment for Ferrum College and the Blue Ridge Institute... celebrating the traditions of this area and the people who continue to practice them today.
[IN Q=During the last quarter century]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute/1977; :11]
[OUT Q=familiar and obscure.]
((During the last quarter century, the Blue Ridge Institute has built a national reputation documenting regional traditionals and making them accessible to a wider audience.
[IN Q=What do you see]
((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE OVERALL AIM OF THE PROJECT ITSELF. PRESERVATION OF A LOT OF THE ARCHITECTURE, THE FOLKWAYS, THE FOLKLIFE OF THE REGION AND TO TRY TO PRESENT IT TO THE PEOPLE TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PEOPLE THAT SETTLED THIS AREA.))
[OUT Q=settled this area.]
The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is a big part of that effort. Since 1973, the annual gathering has brought thousands of people to Ferrum each fall, and exposed them to folkways both familiar and obscure.))
The young man you saw in that film footage is the same Roddy Moore who joins us today.
Roddy, this event has come a long way and accomplished much in the last 25 years, hasn't it?
(Q&A with Roddy Moore)
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Joe D. /Starlink]
So Kimberly... the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival will run from 10 to 5 here on the campus of Ferrum College. It's located on route 40 west of Rocky Mount.
Coming up in the next half-hour... we'll tell you more about some of the people and the traditions that will showcased here today.
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"Zero Tolerance"- It is a policy that most school districts in Virginia have adopted to address violence.
But that position has to be tempered with consistency and common sense.
At a conference of judges and school superintendents yesterday, one administrator said it's important not to over-react.
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((LEADERS MUST LOOK AT EACH INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. THEY MUST USE GOOD COMMON SENSE AND TAKE EACH INDIVIDUAL CASE AND DETERMINE WHETHER THERE WAS INTENT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Ira Trollinger/Martinsville School Supt.]
[OUT Q=intent there.]
...intent to hurt someone, that is.
A panel of high school juniors and seniors concluded its usually the "new kids" who're just starting High School who cause trouble.
The panelists also said peer correction can be more effective than a principal, teacher or guidance counselor reprimanding a student.
Working conditions at an Alleghany Highlands business are below some workers' expectations.
A handful of union workers at Alleghany Regional Hospital protested for a few hours yesterday outside the building.
They're upset about staffing levels, communication between workers and management, and the dismissal of a union officer.
The chief executive officer of the hospital says staffing is more than adequate to assure good patient care.
He also says top management officials had meetings each month with union leaders, until the UNION decided not to hold them anymore.
And he said the firing of the union official is an internal personnel matter.
(Toss to Andrew for Weekend Diner)
It's the time of year for pumpkins, and in this weeks edition of the diner, we will learn how to make pumpkin soup.
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If you drop in a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen.
The recipe is also posted on our web site.
And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
NATO has set a Tuesday deadline for Yugoslavia to make good on its promises for Kosovo-- or risk airstrikes.
Two top NATO generals are heading to Belgrade to warn the Serbs to step up troop withdrawals from Kosovo.
A NATO officials says there's been "great progress," but no "adequate compliance".
Later today, the U-N Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution endorsing the Kosovo peace accord and NATO's enforcement of it.
More lay offs in Southwest Virginia as Martinsville's Tultex corporation is expected to lay off some 150-workers.
But some of those affected by the layoffs are successfully re-training for new jobs.
Patrick Henry Community College has a program to retrain workers whose jobs are sent to other countries.
Many of them had jobs in sewing factories.
Under the federal Trade Act, the government foots the tuition bill, allowing those workers to get the skills they need to find new jobs.
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((CYNTHIA INGRAM/PATRICK HENRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: IT'S A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO RETRAIN THE WORK FORCE. OTHERWISE SOME PEOPLE MAY NEVER GET THAT OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Ingram/Patrick Henry Comm. College;]
[OUT Q=that opportunity]
About 300 laid-off workers have taken advantage of the school's retraining program.
A local man wants to sell Franklin County moonshine -- to Hollywood.
Talley Griffith is pitching a movie called "Bootleg" to Warner Brothers.
The film would follow both moonshiners and the revenue agents who try to capture them.
Griffith says people in Hollywood don't know much about bootleg.
[IN Q=They've never seen this]
((TALLEY GRIFFITH/DREAM IMAGE PRODUCTIONS: THEY'VE NEVER SEEN THIS AND DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. WHEREAS YOU TAKE IT FOR GRANTED BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT A MOONSHINE STILL IS, YOU KNOW WHAT A TEAM OF REVENUE AGENTS ARE.
JUDGE WILLIAM ALEXANDER: I WOULD HOPE IT WOULD NOT GLORIFY MOONSHINERS BUT IT IS A PART OF OUR HISTORY, AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR HISTORY AND BECAUSE OF THAT I'D BE INTERESTED IN SEEING IT.))
[SUPER=02-Talley Griffith/Dream Image Productions;]
[SUPER=01-Judge William Alexander/Franklin Co. Circuit Court; :10]
[OUT Q=interested in seeing it]
The film would be based on Franklin County's Jack Powell, a retired A-B-C agent who raided stills for 34 years.
Griffith flies to L-A next month for negotiations.
In this weeks movie review, Anna Wentworth takes a look at a movie that seems to fit the Halloween season.
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[SUPER=18-"Practical Magic"; :31]
[SUPER=18-Warner Brothers; :41]
[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B"; 1:30]
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(( The movie "Practical Magic" has neither the complexity or the
menace of Alice Hoffman's novel, but it still manages to be an enjoyable
diversion. The story involves a family of women with a history and
reputation for witchcraft. There is a curse on the Owens women that
decrees that any man who gets involved with them will die. Sally
Bullock, playing a character too similar to the one in "Hope Floats")
Gillian (Nicole Kidman-wild and crazy) go to live with their eccentric
aunts when their father dies as a result of the curse; and their mother
dies of a broken heart. The aunts are proud participants in the craft
school the girls in it; this makes them pariahs in the village. Sally
wants to fit in, so she refuses to use her powers. Gillian glories in
abilities to snare men with her spells-and sex appeal. But when Gillian
picks up a particularly nasty specimen who gets violently abusive, she
Sally accidentally kill him, then try to bring him back to life which
BIG mistake. Adding to this witches' brew is an attractive marshal
Quinn) who comes looking for the dead man; and who fits Sally's idea of
The movie version is not as dark as the book; the moviemakers have
focused more on the lighter elements and the romance between Sally and
marshal then on the supernatural elements and the frightening figure of
ghoulish Jimmy. The witchy aunts (Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing)
portrayed with more humor as well. So, just a B for this one; it
good as it could be, but it provides a few Halloween shivers for the
Southside students will get a lesson on how the government works thanks to the television talents of a local congressman.
Congressman Virgil Goode is taping an educational video on the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.
The videos will be distributed to middle and high schools in Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: THERE ARE SO MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AT ALL LEVELS, PARTICULARLY AT THE FEDERAL, THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE. AND IT'S GOOD TO KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM IF YOU NEED TO OR IF YOU NEED HELP TO CONTACT YOUR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEMBER OR YOUR U.S. SENATOR.))
[OUT Q=your U.S. Senator.]
The project is being coordinated by the Committee for Citizen Awareness and is being paid for by Danville Community College.
A local family is offering a reward to help find the killer of Jimmie Lee Penn.
It has been about three weeks since the Roanoke landlord was gunned down on Patterson Avenue.
His family is now offering 3-thousand dollars for tips that lead to an arrest and conviction in Penn's murder.
A relative says police at this point are (STIII-meed) stymied, and her family is hoping someone who knows who did it will come forward.
Every fall about this time, the population of one Franklin County community swells by several thousand.
We're talking about Ferrum, and the crowd that comes for the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Joe/Starlink]
Joe Dashiell is there this morning, and joins us again with a look at some of this year's highlights.
Good Morning Joe...
Good Morning Kimberly... the festival doesn't actually start until 10 o'clock this morning... but the campus here at Ferrum College is already crowded with the folks who will be preparing food, demonstrating crafts... even driving their draft horses in competition.
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[SUPER=01-Clara Coles/Sandy Hill Baptist Church ; :10]
[SUPER=01-Glendon Boyd/ Craftsman; :30 ]
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The director of the Blue Ridge Institute, Roddy Moore, is back with us. Roddy, the music is one highlight of this 25th anniversary. Isn't it?
(Q & A)
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Joe/Starlink]
So Kimberly, we have a day of beautiful weather ahead... and a scenic piece of Franklin County countryside, overflowing with regional traditions.
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It's stood through the Civil War and two World Wars--
And as legend has it, the spirits of those who LIVED and DIED at the historic Avenel Plantation in Bedford, linger on there to this day.
Here's this week's "Time Off" segment.
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[SUPER=01-Peggy Ballard Maupin/Former Avenel Resident; :27]
[SUPER=01-Jack Robertson/Restoration Committee; 1:47]
[SUPER=01-Annette Allen/Avenel Historian; 2:10]
[OUT Q=KM, News 7, Bedford]
((The stately mansion was built in 18-38 for state delegate William Burwell and his wife, Frances.
In 1906, the Ballard family purchased the home.
And it was from the Ballards that the legend of the mysterious "White Lady" was born.
Two years ago, News 7 spoke with 97- year- old Peggy Ballard Maupin, who remembered seeing the ghostly figure at Avenel when she was a child.
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((PEGGY BALLARD MAUPIN/FORMER AVENEL RESIDENT: AND WE SAW THIS LADY ALL DRESSED IN AN OLD- TIME LONG DRESS AND SHE WAS CARRYING A PARASOL IN HER HAND. AND WHEN SHE GOT ACROSS THE ROAD, SHE DISAPPEARED IN FRONT OF A BIG OAK TREE....MY MOTHER LOOKED AT US AND SHE SAYS, "DID ANY OF YOU SEE WHAT I'VE JUST SEEN?" AND OF COURSE, RIGHT MANY OF US HAD SEEN IT.))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: EVEN IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS, IT'S HARD TO DENY THE PRESENCE OR ENERGY FROM THE PAST WITHIN THESE WALLS. IN FACT, A PARAPSYCHOLOGIST WILL BE HOLDING A CLASS HERE NEXT WEEK.))
It's a significant time, considering this Halloween marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of Avenel's first matriarch, Frances Steptoe Burwell.
Amid the "ghost stories", Avenel emerged over the years as a key cultural and historical center.
In 1985, the Avenel Foundation purchased the house and has since worked to restore it.
The walls and ceilings were cleaned and painted, and some of the floors were replaced.
The Avenel foundation received a 50 thousand dollar matching state grant, but still needs to raise its share of the money to re- do the parlor and chimney.
Fixing up Avenel is a "retirement" project of sorts for former builder, Jack Robertson.
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((JACK ROBERTSON/RESTORATION COMMITTEE CHAIR: WELL, YES. I SPEND QUITE A BIT OF TIME HERE. MY WIFE SAYS IT'S MY SECOND HOME. I ENJOY IT AND I HOPE I'LL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE UNTIL IT'S COMPLETED.))
Visitation topped seven thousand last year, not including private bookings for events like wedding receptions and even, Super Bowl parties.
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((ANNETTE ALLEN/AVENEL HISTORIAN: THERE'S ALWAYS A PARTY GOING ON AT AVENEL AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. THIS PLACE IS MEANT TO BE TOUCHED AND FELT AND DEALT WITH, AS OPPOSED TO A MUSEUM.))
That is, of course, if occasional mysterious sounds and apparitions don't bother you....
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((ANNETTE ALLEN/AVENEL HISTORIAN: I PLAY THE FLUTE, AND I'VE STOOD RIGHT HERE AND BEEN PLAYING A PIECE BY HANDEL AND STOPPED AND A FRIEND THAT WAS LISTENING TO ME IN THE ROOM WAS GOING BERSERK BECAUSE YOU COULD HEAR A LITTLE VOICE IN THE BACKGROUND JUST SINGING ALONG WITH THE MUSIC I WAS PLAYING.))
Just one of the charms of a home, where it seems the walls DO talk, and have many stories to share.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Bedford.))
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Here's a story that'll make you ask, "Did you see that?"
Archelogists have found the remains of a human skeleton and other artifacts in a Mexican pyramid.
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They've been excavating the historical Pyramid of the Moon since June.
The skeleton was found buried in a structure serving as a platform for a high alter-- rather than a tomb as in the Egyptian style.
The archeologists say the skeletal remains could provide important information about the possibilty of civilazation before the (Teo-tuh-wa-cah-nos) Teotihuacanos .
The Pyramid of the Moon was once known as the largest ceremonial center of pre-columbian Mexico.