The results are in. Martin Jeffrey will serve another term as president of Roanoke's NAACP.
David Johnson has more on last night's second election.
[IN Q=As NAACP]
[SUPER=01-Carl Tinsley/Local NAACP Member; :14]
[SUPER=01-Anita Powell/Local NAACP Member; :26]
[SUPER=01-Mark Clack/NAACP National Secretary; :49]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]
As NAACP members gathered to nominate officers and then to vote, the mood was light-hearted and good natured.
Members choose to see the past and present election as a learning process.
[IN Q=IT GIVES US]
((CARL TINSLEY/LOCAL NAACP MEMBER; IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY AND IN THE FUTURE TO KNOW FIRST HAND THAT WE'VE ALREADY GONE THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THE CLINTON SAGA.))
[OUT Q=CLINTON SAGA.]
[IN Q=IT'S A STEPPING]
((ANITA POWELL/LOCAL NAACP MEMBER; IT'S A STEPPING STONE FOR US TO BECOME STRONGER AND PULL TOGETHER IN BEING PART OF A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION.))
[OUT Q=NATIONAL ORGANIZATION.]
An investigation by the state and national chapters confirmed that some new members had been denied the right to participate.
So this time, the national secretary of the civil rights group presided over the election process just to make sure things were handled correctly.
[IN Q=THE RULES SAY]
((MARK CLACK/NAACP NATIONAL SECRETARY; THE RULES SAY IF YOU'RE IN GOOD STANDING 30-DAYS PRIOR TO AN ELECTION, YOU'RE ALLOWED TO VOTE. SOME OF THE MEMBERS TURNED AWAY WERE MEMBERS 30-DAYS PRIOR TO THAT ELECTION AND WE'RE USING THAT SAME STANDARD TODAY.))
[OUT Q=SAME STANDARD TODAY.]))
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[IN Q=In November, Brenda Hale]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING:IN NOVEMBER, BRENDA HALE DEFEATED INCUMBENT MARTIN JEFFREY 30-27.
BUT THE ELECTION DID NOT STAND DUE TO VOTING IRREGULARITIES--MEANING SOME OF THE NEW MEMBERS WERE NOT PERMITTED TO VOTE. THOSE PEOPLE WERE AMONG THE 75 WHO CAST BALLOTS AGAIN TODAY AND WHO POSSIBLY HELPED JEFFREY WIN 39-36. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]
According to the NAACP national chairman ,It's not unusual to have problems in some chapter elections
But, Julian Bond says those problems don't reflect what goes on in most elections.
[IN Q=WE HAVE 22-HUNDRED]
((JULIAN BOND/NAACP NATIONAL CHAIR:WE HAVE 22-HUNDRED BRANCHES; TEN OF THEM HAD VOTING DISPUTES. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HONESTLY DISAGREE ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THESE ELECTIONS AND THEY DON'T CHARACTERIZE US AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Julian Bond/NAACP National Chair;]
[OUT Q=US AT ALL.]
Bond says such disputes are distractions to what the N-double-A-C-P is really in business to do--which is to fight racial discrimination.
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Pulaski County prosecuters will not pursue a murder case because they say (Amhad) Arimad (Bog-nude-uh) Bognuda acted in self defense.
Bognuda was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 19 year old John Christopher Dean at the Washington Square Apartments in December. Bognuda told police he feared for his life when he saw Dean pointing a gun at him. He then fired the fatal shots.
Prosecuter Edward Shockley say Bognuda's claim of self defense is valid
and his use of deadly force was justfied.
Shockley will drop the homicide charge, but Bognuda will be prosecuted on the charge of posession of a fire arm.[11
Governor Gilmore wants to make sure some tobacco dependent communities benefit from the recent tobacco settlement.
Gilmore was attending a tobacco conference and trade show at Halifax County High School yesterday.
While at the event Gilmore announced he's formed the Commission on the Economic Development Protection and Growth of Virginia Tobacco Dependent Communities.
The commission will advise the governor on how to distribute Virginia's portion of the 206 billion-dollar settlement.
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[IN Q=This commission that]
((GOVERNOR GILMORE: THE COMMISSION THAT I'M PUTTING FORWARD WILL MAKE SURE THAT THOSE FUNDS ARE SPENT IN A GOOD AND PROPER WAY TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF THESE COMMUNITIES AND OUR CHILDREN.))
[OUT Q=and our children.]
The 20-member commission will also figure out ways to increase employment and economic opportunities for those dependent on tobacco.
It will issue a final report on October first.
A former Roanoke County referee is running for a seat on the county's Board of Supervisors.
Yesterday, Joe Church announced his candidacy for the Catawba District seat.
The former referee says his experience in sports will help him as a representative of the people.
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[IN Q=I THINK IT]
((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH/CATAWBA DISTRICT CANDIDATE; I THINK IT REQUIRES A PERSON WHO CAN STAY COOL UNDER PRESSURE, WHO CAN MAKE DECISIONS, MANY OF WHICH AREN'T POPULAR. AND STILL GAIN THE RESPECT OF OTHERS. THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO BRING FORWARD. ))
[SUPER=01-Joe "Butch" Church/Catawba District Candidate;]
[OUT Q=TO BRING FORWARD.]
This is the first time Church has run for a political office.
His top priorities are resolving school construction needs and creating an open line of communication with county residents.
Church is running for the seat currently held by Fenton "Spike" Harrison, who could not be reached for comment.
The election will be held this November.
Health inspectors are shutting down a well-known Roanoke restaurant.
Friday, inspectors closed the downtown Star City Diner after it failed sanitation inspections twice this week.
They say the restaurant has a history of violations, including roaches crawling around food.
Records show customers have also complained about roaches in the food.
The restaurant could temporarily re-open next week if it passes another inspection, but health officials indicate they plan to shut down the diner permanently March 12th.
A new organization to help stop a growing health epidemic is being spearheaded in Clifton Forge and a Valentine's Day kiss may mean less time in the dentists chair.
Tonya Flory takes a look back at the top medical stories making headlines this week.
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[SUPER=01-Jan Whiting/Vice President; :11]
[SUPER=01-Carlyn Ebert/Weight Watchers; :58]
[OUT Q=Health Check]
[Hepatitis C field tape]
((Jan Whiting is the Vice President of a new organization to help find a cure for Hepatitis C. She knows first hand how debilitating the potentially fatal disease can be.
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[IN Q=Everybody looks]
((JAN WHITING/VP HEPATITIS ALLIANCE: EVERYONE LOOKS AT THIS AS BEING A DRAGON THAT JUST HIDES IN YOUR SYSTEM AND THEN WHEN IT COMES OUT IT'S TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING BECAUSE IT LAYS THERE AND IT ATTACKS YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW IT FOR MANY YEARS.))
[OUT Q=many years]
The silent epidemic effects about 4 million Amercians.
The United States Hepatitis Alliance has 178 members and just received non-profit status this month.
New guidelines for weight loss clinics are getting the full support of the two biggest names in the dieting business.
Jenny Craig and weight watchers agree to new industry recommedations to give customers information up-front, in writing, so they can comparison shop.
Weight watchers reprentatives in Roanoke say the Partnership for Healthy Weight Management's guidelines are important for safe dieting.
[SOT ub 15 25 51]
[IN Q=Most of our]
((CARLYN EBERT/WEIGHT WATCHERS: MOST OF OUR MEMBERS AND POTENTIAL FIND THE INFORMATION WE HAND OUT EXTREMELY CLEAR, STRAIGHTFORWARD AND RIGHT TO THE POINT BECAUSE IT IS MEANT TO INFORM AND NOT TO SELL.))
[OUT Q=to sell]
The partnership is headed by the Federal Trade Commission.
F-T-C members say choosing a diet program isn't easy.
It can be confusing -- even dangerous.
The Academy of Dentistry is recommending patients pucker up to prevent cavities.
Kissing stimulates saliva, and washes the mouth.
And, if there's no one to kiss this Valentine's Day, dentists suggest chewing sugar-free gum.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
Nine-year-old Greg Smith plans to cure diseases, bring peace to the
world and build space stations over the next 24 years.
Then, when he's old enough, run for president.
Sound far fetched? Not if you have one of the highest IQs in world. Ed Bradley has a preview of tonight's 60 Minutes
[10:30:20 Friday CBS 10-11:30 Feed]
[IN Q=Before he was 1]
[RUNS=:29 QUICK OUT!!!!!]
[OUT Q=yet to be found QUICK OUT!!!]
You can see that story and more tonight at seven here on W-D-B-J.
What could bring 3-thousand screaming teenagers and 2-hundred photographers together?......The Beatles. 35 years ago the Fab Four arrived in the United States for the first time. In this week's Virginia Newsreel we revisit their famous trip.
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((Nat sound of music and also get the board that says Beatles first U-S trip ))
On February 7 1964, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison walked off a plane to conquer the new world.
Screaming admirers held up welcome signs and chanted "We Want Beatles."
The Fab Four popularized Rock -n- Roll in England, but now they were bringing their style to the U-S.
That style included their famous full heads of hair.
[SOT Tape 91-93 3:13]
[IN Q= How Many]
((HOW MANY OF YOU ARE BALD THAT YOU HAVE TO WEAR THOSE WIGS? PAUL: I'M BALD BUT DO NOT TELL ANYONE. JOHN: AND I AM DEAF AND DUMB))
[In OUT Q=DUMB]
No the Beatles did not wear wigs, but the wanna-bes did.
As Beatlemania swept the nation, a Roanoke department store picked up on the trend.
They sold the Beatle wigs for $2.99.
The new fad caused minor problems at Patrick Henry High School.
Students who grew out their hair to keep up with the trend had to get it cut.
On Sunday February 9, The Beatles made their first live television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
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((ED SULLIVAN/ NOW AND AGAIN IN THE SECOND HALF HOUR OF OUR SHOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMAN THE BEATLES))
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[IN Q=Yeah I]
((PAUL MCCARTNEY/ YEAH I LOVE THIS PLACE AMERICA YEAH COME ON))
[OUT Q=COME ON]
The Fab Four left their mark on American Culture . They introduced the U-S to a new style and several hit songs like"I Want to Hold Your Hand."
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[IN Q= nat sound singing I want to hold your hand]
((Nat Sound Music Playing 1:22:57 Start with the shot of Paul I want to hold your hand all the way to the end when they finish the song, the crowd claps and they bow and walk off stage))
[OUT Q=shaking Ed Sullivan's Hand]
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Andrew Freiden))
Toronto said good bye to the historic Maple Leaf Gardens in a less than stellar fashion last night.
The good bye gala was marred by the Chicago's six to two win.
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/CBS Sports;]
The Blackhawks also won the opening game in the Gardens back in 1931.
Though the arena will remain a home for minor league hockey, the Maple Leafs will dedicate a new home, The Air Canada Centre, on February 20th.
Last night's contest was the last NHL game to be played in an arena built in the 20's and 30's for the league's original six franchises.
Dozens of former Maple Leaf players, such as Red Horner, the only surviving member of the 1931 team, were on hand to say good bye to the grand old lady.
A local car dealer wins permission to sue the government.
and G-E workers are back to a full work week now that sales have picked up
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK]
((This week on the Review, competition in the clothing industry is forcing another 180 layoffs.
JPS Converter announced its Rocky Mount factory will shut down in June.
The company makes linings for jackets.
Its South Boston plant will stay open.
A Montgomery County judge gave Shelor Automotive permission to move forward with a lawsuit against the county.
The car delearship wants a million dollars.
Shelor doesn't think it's fair that county businesses have to pay taxes on unsold inventory.
It's back to a full work week at General Electric.
Hourly workers had planned to work only four days a week all month.
But normally slow first-quarter sales picked up.
Now there's enough work on the floor to keep everyone busy.
A twenty-three million dollar gift is the biggest donation ever given to Virginia Tech.
That's what the school got in the form of patent rights from the DuPont corporation.
Tech will use the patents for commerical licensing and research.
After the first week of February, most families have earned enough money to put food on the table for the whole year.
The state Farm Bureau celebrated "Food Check-Out Day" by donating edibles to the Ronald McDonald House.
Farm groups say we spend about 11 percent of our annual income on food.
[DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, late-week profit takers and worries about tech stocks brought down the major averages.
The Dow dropped 29 points.
The Nasdaq lost 52.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
Wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden may be missing.
The self-avowed American enemy was believed to be in a heavily guarded area of Eastern Afghanistan, but now his hosts say they don't know where he is.
Bin Laden is believed to be responsible for last August's bombings of American Embassies in Africa.
He has made more threats against the United States and with millions of dollars at his disposal CIA officials take him seriously.
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[IN Q=there is not]
((GEORGE TENET/ DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE : THERE IS NOT THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT THAT OSAMA BIN LADEN, HIS WORLDWIDE ALLIES AND HIS SYMPATHIZERS ARE PLANNING FURTHER ATTACKS AGAINST US. WE HAVE NOTED RECENT ACTIVITIES SIMILAR TO WHAT OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE AFRICAN EMBASSY BOMBINGS. AND I MUST TELL YOU THAT WE ARE CONCERNED THAT ONE OR MORE OF
BIN LADEN S ATTACKS COULD OCCUR AT ANY time.))
[SUPER=01-George Tenet/Director of Intelligence;]
[OUT Q=at any time]
The U.S. continues to offer up to 5-million dollars for information leading to
the capture and arrest of America's most dangerous terrorist threat.
A teenager who recently tried to commit suicide has now escaped from a state mental hospital.
16-year old Noah "Drake" Schaffer tried to hang himself with a bedsheet at Coyner Springs January 28.
The staff intervened and Schaffer was transfered to the Marion State Hospital in Smythe County the next day.
Hospital officials confirmed Schaffer escaped on Monday and they've not yet caught up with him.
He was wearing the clothes seen in this picture.
Family members are asking anyone with information on Schaffer's whereabouts, to call
Marion State Hospital.
A Roanoke man avoids a mandatory life sentence by pleading guilty to stabbing his ex-wife to death.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 5, 1998]
Michael Jennings stabbed Wanda Ratcliff Jennings in her front yard during an argument.
Prosecutors reportedly threatened to use Jennings' criminal history to invoke the "three strikes and your out" law-- mandatory life sentence in the case, unless he entered a guilty plea.
Jennings' sentence will now be up to the judge; he faces a possible 20 years to life.
30 people were injured, six seriously in a chain-reaction accident on a Canadian highway.
The traffic nightmare happened on a major highway between Barrie and Toronto, Ontario.
As many as 150 vehicles were involved in the massive pile-up.
The cars slammed into each other, flipped into ditches, and left motorists stranded on Highway 400.
Snow and whiteout conditions are believed to be the cause.
The pilot dispute at American Airlines continues.
500 more flights have been canceled for today and another 200 won't run tomorrow.
The company is hoping that will be the end of it since a judge has threatened to hold pilots in comtempt and slap them with an eight figure fine if they don't return to work on Wednesday.
Andrew Colton reports.
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[SUPER=01-Rich Lavoy/Allied Pilot's Association; :30]
[SUPER=01-Chris Chiames/American Airlines Spokesperson; :47]
[super=01-Jeff Dresco/Passenger; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting; 1:39]
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THE AMERICAN AIRLINES PILOTS' UNION MAY HAVE TO PAY UP TO 10 MILLION
DOLLARS FOR STAGING A SICK OUT THAT'S CANCELED THOUSAND OF FLIGHTS SINCE
LAST SATURDAY, AND STRANDED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS COAST TO
SOT 15:18:27 Marcia Chobol/Passenger
"I think it's a really great idea.what they're doing is unconscionable.
They've stranded thousands and thousands of people who have lives and
plans of their own."
A FEDERAL JUDGE IN DALLAS RULED THE ALLIED PILOTS ASSOCIATION, AND TWO
OF ITS BOARD MEMBERS, WERE IN CONTEMPT OF HIS BACK TO WORK ORDER ISSUED
(Rich Lavoy - Allied Pilot's Association)
We're obviously disappointed and we obviously don't agree with the
judge's order. We are going to continue to comply with the judge's
order and ask that the pilots get back in the cockpits and get this
system up and operating.
(Chris Chiames/American Airlines Spokesperson)
We're obviously gratified with the judge's order today.. directing the
pilots to comply with the law, but it's with a great deal of sadness
that we're even here today."
THE LONG LINES CONTINUE IN CITIES LIKE BOSTON AND DALLAS. IN MIAMI,
TICKET AGENTS GAVE ANGRY PASSENGERS FLOWERS, AND SANG TO SOOTHE SORE
IN DALLAS, THIS WOMAN WAS CALMED BY POLICE AFTER HER FLIGHT TO FRANKFURT
(NAT OF COPS)
AND JEFF DRESCO WANTS TO BE IN SAN JUAN, BUT CAN'T GET THERE UNTIL
(SOT JEFF DRESCO/PASSENGER)
I actually had a supervisor tell me that there was no need to be upset,
and that if I would be patient, everything would be okay."
THE PILOTS ARE PROTESTING AMERICAN'S TAKEOVER OF RENO AIR, A SMALLER
CARRIER THAT PAYS ITS PILOTS LESS. THE JUDGE SAYS THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN
BACK TO WORK ON THURSDAY.
As punishment, the judge ordered the allied pilots association to set
aside 10-million dollars to pay a fine. He'll asses it on Wednesday.
American Airlines says if its pilots start coming back now, it will be
at least Wednesday before all flights are back to normal.
ANDREW COLTON FOR CBS NEWS, DALLAS.
If you received a Valentines card in the mail this week, chances are you never looked at the cancellation stamp on the envelope.
But to some, the postmark can make even the most heartfelt Valentine a little more special.
Steve Smallshaw takes us to a place where EVERY day is Valentines Day.. in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( From the outside, it looks like your typical country store.. but this is more than just the local meeting place for Brunswick County residents..
[natsot door opens and closes 11:44:12]
Eleven months of the year, postmaster Willie Wright handles mail for just 275 regular postal customers in the tiny village of Valentines.. but for a few weeks out of every year, his is one of the most sought-after postmarks in the country.
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Starting in late January, the bundles of Valentines start rolling in from all across the United States.
The staff of three puts in some long days sorting, stamping and stacking.. an average of 45- thousand extra pieces of mail.. all of which must be given a hand-stamped cachet and local postmark.
((WILLIE WRIGHT/VALENTINES POSTMASTER: WELL, IT'S A LOT OF WORK BUT I TELL YOU, IT'S REAL REWARDING TO SEE THE APPRECIATION THAT PEOPLE HAVE FOR WHAT I DO. THEY WRITE ME AND TELL ME, THEY TELL ME IN PERSON, THEY GET THEIR VALENTINES AND WRITE ME AFTER AND TELL ME HOW MUCH THEY APPRECIATE ME FIXING THEIR VALENTINES FOR THEM. THE THANKS THAT I GET MAKE IT ALL WORTHWHILE.))
[OUT Q=all worthwhile.]
((FRANCES WRIGHT/WIFE: BECAUSE WE MEET SO MANY PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS THAT HAVE BEEN HERE THROUGH, THEY'RE LIKE FAMILY, ALMOST, COMING BACK, AND WE ENJOY SEEING THE PEOPLE. IT'S, I GUESS, A LABOR OF LOVE.))
[OUT Q=labor of love (laughs).]
((The village of Valentines is nothing more than a crossroads community in southern Brunswick County.. just a wide spot in the road on the way to North Carolina. But Willie Wright says the same people who send him all those cards and letters also make it a point to stop by in person.. to see for themselves the place where the spirit of Valentines lives on year-round.))
[OUT Q=on year-round.]
[IN Q=I have tourists]
((WRIGHT: I HAVE TOURISTS EVERY WEEK, PRACTICALLY, THROUGH THE YEAR, THAT COME IN HERE AND WANT TO SEE THIS POST OFFICE AND STORE. PRACTICALLY EVERY WEEK PEOPLE COME IN HERE.))
[OUT Q=come in here.]
Count Diane Gett among that number.
A Mormon missionary on her way back to Utah, Gett heard about the Valentines post office and decided to send her family's cards from here.
[IN Q=They'll love it]
((DIANE GETT/CUSTOMER: THEY'LL LOVE IT. MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE GOING TO BE TOTALLY EXCITED AND I EVEN SENT ONE TO MYSELF SO I COULD HAVE A SOUVENIR.))
[OUT Q=have a souvenir.]
It's that kind of excitement that make the long hours and sore hands all worthwhile.
((FRANCES WRIGHT: IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD TO FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE IS MADE HAPPY.))
[OUT Q=made happy.]
And that's what the holiday is all about.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Valentines, Virginia.))
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This afternoon more than 150 thousand race fans will wedge their way into the Daytona International Speedway for the 41st annual Daytona 500.
And Mike Stevens says among those in attendance will be a Catholic Priest who is hooked on racing.
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Roger Ebert offers a sneak peek of 3 movies that are playing today. If you like action movies there is something for you.
[IN Q=What to see]
[SUPER=01-Roger Ebert/Movie Critic;:00]
[OUT Q=I'm Roger Ebert]
You can see Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.
[2-shot toss to bump][Mornin-Promo]
Don't forget to join Melanie, Kimberly, and Steve all this week for News 7 Mornin'. Here's Steve Pardon with a preview.
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