Coming up on News 7 at 11...
You've heard HIS story, tonight we'll hear from the mother who charged Al Bedrosian with assault for spanking her 2 year old child.
It was a good day for firefighters working a forest fire in Bath County.
And a dangerous rescue mission to Antartica is over.
News 7 is next.
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((MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; MALIK IS MY CHILD, AND IF I DON'T LOOK OUT FOR HIM NOBODY ELSE WILL...AND IF HE CAN GET BY WITH DOING IT TO MY CHILD, HE'LL DO IT TO THE NEXT CHILD. ))
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The mother of a 2 year old boy explains why she filed assault charges after Al Bedrosian spanked her child in a clinic waiting room last week.
Good Evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
Melissa Campbell says she couldn't believe what she was seeing when Bedrosian picked up her child and spanked him.
Bedrosian says he did nothing wrong.
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(( AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; NO AND I'D PROBABLY DO IT AGAIN TO PROTECT MY CHILD, QUITE FRANKLY, AND YOU THINK BACK AND SAY, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH ANOTHER CHILD, I GUESS WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO PROTECTING YOUR OWN CHILD, THAT'S WHAT IT IS. ))
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But Melissa Campbell says that's NOT what it was... she says her son, Antonio Malik Campbell, was restless after waiting nearly an hour for a doctor's appointment at the Lewis Gale clinic.
She says he was NOT out of control when he ran by Bedrosian and knocked over a cup of candy.
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((MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; MALIK BUMPED THE TABLE THE M AND M'S FELL, AND BEFORE I COULD SAY "OOPS", AND I WAS GETTING UP OUT OF MY SEAT, HE LAID HIS INFANT IN HIS LAP, SCOOPED MALIK UP WITH ONE ARM AND SPANKED HIM ON THE BOTTOM WITH THE OTHER ONE, AND PUT HIM BACK ON THE FLOOR AND LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID NO DON'T DO THAT. ))
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Campbell says she was stunned for a moment... her son was not physically injured, but he was frightened.
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((MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; BECAUSE HE DIDN'T KNOW THAT MAN ANY MORE THAN I DID... WHO IS HE TO SPANK SOMEBODY? HE DIDN'T EVEN GIVE ME A CHANCE TO GET UP OUT OF MY CHAIR TO GET TO MALIK. MALIK JUST WENT ON AND I SAID "YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY SON" ))
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Campbell says Bedrosian apologized several times... it now angers her that Bedrosian says he was only protecting his infant daughter.
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(( MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; IF ANYBODY PUT THE BABY IN DANGER IT WAS HIM HIMSELF WHEN HE LAID THE BABY IN HIS LAP AND PICKED THE 2 YEAR OLD UP TO SPANK HIM.. WHEN HE HAD MALIK UP IN THE AIR MALIK COULD HAVE KICKED THE BABY OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER.
IF ANYBODY PUT HIS CHILD IN DANGER IT WASN'T A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD, IT WAS HIM HIMSELF. ))
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Campbell says she didn't know Bedrosian was a public figure until after she took out the the warrent.
Bedrosian is scheduled to appear in court later this month.
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The U.S. Forest Service is reporting progress on a fire that has burned about 100 acres in Bath County.
The fire is located in the Rough Mountain Wilderness, a remote area accessible to firefighters only after a steep two-hour climb.
But this weekend, the Forest Service called in a helicopter crew from Detroit, and firefighters have been making progress in their efforts to contain the flames.
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((RALPH EGAN/ACTING DISTRICT RANGER: WE'VE GOT 40 PEOPLE UP THERE PUTTING A HAND LINE AROUND IT. AND WE GOT THIS HELICOPTER YESTERDAY WHICH HAS A 420 GALLON BUCKET ON IT AND PUTS A LOT OF WATER ON IT AND THAT'S A REAL BIG HELP.))
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Since the first of July, there have been seven fires in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Six of those were apparently caused by lightning strikes.
Though this is not the time of year when rangers expect to fight forest fires, they say the dry weather has created dangerous conditions.
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The Kim Stan landfill has been closed for nine years, but problems remain.
Residents of the area are hoping a new project will make a difference.
In 1989, citizens were picketing the landfill as large tractor-trailers were arriving to dump out of state garbage.
The landfill site is now covered with small trees and other vegetation, but problems with contaminated runoff and bad odors continue to plague the community.
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((EVERY TIME YOU SEE ANYTHING IN THE PAPER, THEY ALWAYS SAY THEY'RE JUST GOING TO STUDY IT. I DON'T KNOW THEY SHOULD KNOW IT BY HEART BY NOW, AS MUCH STUDYING AS THEY'VE DONE.))
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Alleghany County has scheduled a news conference Monday afternoon to announce details of the Kim Stan Diversion Ditch Project... the latest effort to address problems at the site.
It was mission accomplished at the South Pole. Supplies needed to help a
stranded woman with breast cancer were successfully airdropped via
parachute this morning. CBS Correspondent Jerry Bowen has more on the
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Doctors in New Orleans say they've made a major discovery and an advancement in the treatment of cancer.
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A new experimental drug is having remarkable results in patients with terminal cancer.
At the Louisana state medical center doctors are using a radioactive product that is already used to find and diagnoisis a tumor but now it's helping destroy them.
By injecting the radioactive material into the patient, it finds the tumor and attaches itself to it.
This allows the patient to get a direct dose of radiation without hurting other tissue.
Doctors are finding tumors are shrinking and patients can get off their pain medication faster.
The F-D-A is working with L-S-U to help develope the drug.
The sounds of bells rang through the air in Roanoke tonight, as the John Wynn Myers Memorial Carillon debuted.
On the front steps of the Green Memorial United Methodist church, church organist Richard Cummins used his keyboard to ring 318 bells.
However you won't find any acutal bells they're digitally sounded with the help of a computer.
The hour long performance brought folks of all ages out to hear the heavenly sounds that are not just for the church to enjoy.
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((WE BELIEVE THE CORRLIAN WILL BELONG TO THE GREEN MEMORIAL CHURCH BUT THE MUSIC WILL BELONG TO THE ENTIRE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
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Roanoke will once again be able to enjoy the regular chiming of the hour and three daily carillon performances.
Placing pictures in a photo album can be as easy as logging onto your computer that story coming up in webwatch.
Plus keeping kids from using guns...toy guns that is. Coming up, see how one toy store is curbing gun violence.
Internet search engines getting bogged down as the web becomes more crowded.
And you can create a free photo album online.
More in tonight's webwatch.
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Is your search engine working hard enough? A new survey finds most search engines are lagging behind the explosive growth of the internet.
Northern Lights is number one, but is still only able to cover 1/6 of existing internet pages. Snap and AltaVista run close behind.
Some websites, such as Metacrawler, and Dogpile, survey several search engines at once, and deliver the results.
The number of individual web pages online now stands at 800 million. It now takes about six months for a new page to make it into a search engine's listing.
The anti-defamation league is urging congress to expand hate-crime legislation. They concerned about the growth of hate groups, and their use of the internet.
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((ELIZABETH COLEMAN/ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE; THE INTERNET ALLOWS PEOPLE TO RECRUIT, ANONYMOUSLY, AND IT'S INEXPENSIVE. IT IS A LOW COST RECRUITMENT TOOL FOR HATERS.))
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The ADL has designed a "Hate Filter", software which blocks computer access to sites the ADL believe promote bigotry and hatred.
Create your own online photo album at ememories-dot-com. You can create a picture forum... scan and upload images, and share them with family and friends... Some of the latest entries include a history of New York City, a visit to Yosemite, and a cat-lovers image gallery.
You do have to register to use the service, but it doesn't cost anything.
For links to these sites, click on webwatch, on the WDBJ Website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.
More than 50-thousand children a year are killed by guns in the U-S, but...
One toy store in Missouri hopes to curb gun violence by buying back toy guns...
The Unique Toy and Game Shop is participating in the Guns for Yo Yo's Buyback Program.
Over two-thousand guns were traded in for yo yo's today.
The toy store is one of more than one hundred toy shops involved in the nationwide campaign.
The battle with Big Tobacco is continuing in the courtrooms,
But coming up in this week's Virginia Newsreel we'll take you back to 19-94 when Virginia tobacco makers were fighting their own battle.
It was a huge defeat for the tobacco industry.
Last week, a Florida Jury found cigarette makers liable for producing a defective product.
It was the first class action lawsuit to go to trial and now it could cost cigarette makers billions of dollars.
In 1994, the tobacco industry was fighting another battle that included many Virginia tobacco workers.
In this weeks Virginia Newsreel we will look back on their March on Washington.
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((About 1-hundred and 70 buses left the Virginia State fairgrounds on the morning of March 9, 1994 headed for Washington.
They were people whose livelihood depended on tobacco.
They included retirees and employees of Phillip Morris and R. J. Reynolds.
The companies gave their employees the day off so they could participate in the demonstration against President Clinton's proposed 75 cent increase in the cigarette tax.
The added revenue would go to health care.
Virginia's senators supported the tobacco workers.
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SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: ALL OF US WANT TO SEE HEALTH CARE REFORM, BUT WEDON'T WANT TO HAVE A SINGLE INDUSTRY BEING ASKED TO BEAR AN UNFAIR PART OF THATBURDEN. ))
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SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: YOU HAVE OUR VOTE.
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A spokesman for Phillip Morris said it wasn't fair the health care debate led Congress and the Clinton Administration to single out the tobacco industry.
The industry claimed that the tax hike would eliminate 90-thousand jobs and the effects would trickle down to the farmers and suppliers.
An estimated 16-thousand people participated in the demonstration.
Most of them were from North Carolina and Virginia.))
A profile of a recreation league umpire brought us some viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((Major league baseball is getting ready for Tuesday's All Star game. Parents and kids in Roanoke's youth baseball program think Connie Welch is an All Star umpire.
The profile our sports department did on him was a hit with one viewer.
"It was great to see a story about someone giving of himself to help children, and to see that both adults and children see the impact of one person on so many others. I want to thank Connie Welch and others in our area making a positive difference in a child's life. With so much negative pressure today, children and youth need positive role models in their life. With over twenty years of service to children, it is obvious Connie Welch cares."
Send your letters to News-7 to the following address: P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to do it by fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
For e-mail, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And our home page has a moderated on-line forum. You'll find that at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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The first medals for the Commonwealth games were handed out this evening at Salem Memorial.
North beat West in the baseball tournament to earn the Gold, while West takes home the Silver
A scout working the radar gun from behind home plate.
In the bottom of the first, Joe Koshanasky doubles down the right field line scoring two runs for the first runs of the game the North led 2 to nothing.
The North would pad that lead later in the inning. Evan Prout hits a fly ball to left field scoring a runner on the sacrafice fly and the North jumped out to the 3 to nothing lead.
But the real story was Todd Bessen he threw a complete game here striking Thomas Meeks for the third K of the inning and the North wins it 6 to 1.
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There was other tournament action this weekend in the Valley.
16 softball teams competed in the ASA Central Atlantic Regionals.
The Scrappers are a team of girls from seven different area high schools and five different counties.
Inaddition to this tournament the Scrappers travel up and down the east coast playing the best competition in the nation.
These girls play 16 and other teams as well as moving up to play 18 and under competition.
Next week they will be playing in the Commonwealth Games, but they have several big tournaments after that as well.
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The Orioles head into the all star break with a 6 to 2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
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Ray Miller would enjoy this game in Philly.
In the top of the first B.J. Surhoff hits a line drive shot off the wall in right centerfield scoring Brady Anderson and the Orioles took the 1 to nothing lead.
Charles Johnson puts another run on the board in the third he rips a drive off the left centerfield wall for a double scoring a run to make it 3 to 1 Baltimore.
Scott Erickson threw six hit ball over 8 innings to get his third straight win the Orioles beating the Phillies 6 to 2.
The Braves beat the Red Sox today 8 to 1. Greg Maddux won his fourth straight game raising his record to 10 and 5.
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The fans at Turner Field sporting John Smoltz caps.
In the bottom of the third, Walt Weiss hits this single into right field Eddie Perez rounds the bases to score the Braves led 2 to 1.
A big day for Ryan Klesko. He hits this solo homer over the right field wall the first of his two homers on the day and the Braves took a 4 to 1 lead.
The Braves iced the win in the fifth Brian Jordan hits an R-B-I single to left centerfield scoring another run and the Braves get the 8 to 1 win.
The New York Yankees avoided the Subway Series sweep by beating the New York Mets this afternoon 6 to 3.
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Joe Torre waiting for the Yankees to get hot.
In the fourth inning Ricky Ledee hits this three run homer over the right field wall and the Yankees took a 3 to 2 lead on the Mets.
But the Mets came right back Rey Ordonez doubles to left centerfield scoring Roger Cedeno and the game was tied at 3 to 3.
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Then in the fifth the Yankees take the lead for good Scott Brosius singles to right field with the bases loaded scoring a run and the Yankees win it 6 to 3.
Jose Canseco, The American League home run leader, will miss Tuesday's All Star game because of Surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
The Surgery followed an M-R-I yesterday and Tampa Bay Manager Larry Rothschild says its possible Canseco will play again this season.
He's batting 276 with 31 homers and 69 R-B-I's
Now, here are tonight's numbers.
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And coming up, Franco and Eichelberger win golf tournaments Jeff Burton takes the checkered flag in the Jiffy Lube 300.
And Lance Armstrong is back in the overall lead at the Tour de France.
Jeff Burton got in on a provisional starting 38-th but he takes the checkered flag winning the Jiffy Lube 300.
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Early in the race Jeff Gordon was chasing John Andretti for third place he would eventually take the position and lead the race.
Meantime, Last weeks winner at Daytona, Dale Jarrett was having sheet metal problems after a bump with Michael Waltrip in the pits Jarrett was running 21-st.
Then Bobby Labonte passed Andretti and Jeff Gordon to take the lead with over 180 laps to go in the race.
Rusty Wallace running on the low side of the track gets tapped in the side by Gordon and spins out bringing out the caution with over 140 laps to go.
Tony Stewart was the leader of the race however, with less than 3 laps to go he runs out of gas.
And John Andretti who was running second had to pit for gas.
That opened the door for Jeff Burton he comes from 38-th in the field to win the Jiffy Lube 300
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Kenny Wallace was second, Jeff Gordon third, Dale Jarrett fourth, Bill Elliott fifth and Mark Martin finished sixth.
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American Lance Armstrong is back in the overall lead at the Tour de France.
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Armstrong starts his final time trial in the 8-th stage of the race.
He had to avoid this crash Abraham Olano loses it making a turn at 40-miles an hour. He would continue the race.
Armstrong made the sprint at the end finishing the 8-th stage in front and taking the overall lead he held after the first stage.
Carlos Franco is the first P-G-A tour rookie to win one million dollars in his first season.
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It happened at the Milwaukee Open.
Franco shot consistent round of 65, 66, 67, and 66 to finish with a tournament record of 264, 20 under par. He beat Tom Lehman by two strokes.
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On the Senior tour, Ed Dougherty (Dah'-kur-tee) started the day at the U-S Open with the lead.
But Dave Eichelberger came out of the pack to win the Open. He shot a 4 under par 68 to finish at 281, 7 under par.
Finally tonight, most birds are born with two legs, but one duck born in Romania is an exception.
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Check out the extra two legs on this duck, this special creature is making our video of the day.
The duckling was born in a Romanian village not far from an oil refinery.
Folks wondered how the duck could move around with an extra set of legs.
It was a surprise to many to find the duckling ran comfortably with the extra pair of legs hanging like a tail.
Some villagers believe pollution from the oil refinery is to blame for the mutation.
Others see it as a sign from God.
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