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[7-E-Philip-Morris]
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[TAPE#=99-28 1:57:01]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Cigarette maker Philip Morris has made a big announcement concerning its product.
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[VO-NAT]


The company said for the first time yesterday that cigarettes are addictive and can cause serious health problems.
The acknowledgment came on the Philip Morris web site.
It's part of a 100-million-dollar project to change the company's public image.
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[SOT 15:11:03 "philip morris guy" tape]
[IN Q=the decision]

((DAVID GREENBERG/PHILIP MORRIS VICE PRESIDENT: THE DECISION TO COMMUNICATE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE BELIEVE IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE COME TO -- MAYBE WE CAME TO IT A LITTLE LATE -- BUT WE'VE COME TO IT STRONG AND WE THINK PEOPLE WILL HEAR OUR MESSAGE AND RESPOND TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-David Greenberg/Philip Morris Vice President]
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[7-E-Tobacco-Reaction]


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[TAPE#=99-38 38:38]
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Philip Morris' admission sparked debate in Southside Virginia, in both the tobacco and health communities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Some tobacco producers said they're glad Philip Morris finally decided to clear the air.
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[IN Q=It's been posted on the packs]
[SOT 2:21:55 - 2:22:03]

((DAVID SARTIN/TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S BEEN POSTED ON THE PACKS OF CIGARETTES FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. THEY'RE JUST COMING PUBLIC WITH IT. I RECKON THEY'RE JUST OWNING UP TO WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING ALL THE TIME.))
[sot 2:25:06 - :12]

((T. Y. MASON/WAREHOUSE MANAGER: THEY'VE KNOWN FOR 25 YEARS THAT TOBACCO COULD BE HARMFUL IF YOU ABUSE IT, SO I CAN'T SEE WHERE IT'S GOING TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO THE CONSUMER.))
[SUPER=01-David Sartin/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-T. Y. Mason/Warehouse Manager; :08]
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[OUT Q=any difference to the consumer.]
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[VO-NAT]


But public health advocates like Doctor David Lewis say the company's admission is just a smokescreen.
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[SOT 2:33:00 - :13]
[IN Q=Philip Morris made]

((DR. DAVID O. LEWIS/PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCATE: PHILIP MORRIS MADE 6-BILLION DOLLARS IN PROFITS LAST YEAR. THEY WILL DO ANYTHING AND SAY ANYTHING TO KEEP MAKING THOSE PROFITS, EVEN IF IT MEANS ADMITTING THAT THEIR PRODUCT IS ADDICTIVE AND THAT IT CAUSES SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS.))
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[7-E-Clinton-Forest]


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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton, in Virginia yesterday, says Philip Morris' acknowledgment made this a good day for the cause of public health.
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[SOT 113:23:18 "clinton feed" tape]
[IN Q=the decision]

((DAVID GREENBERG/PHILIP MORRIS VICE PRESIDENT: THIS FORMAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT COMES FAR TOO LATE, BUT STILL WE MUST ALL WELCOME IT.))
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[OUT Q=WELCOME IT]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.]


The President was on Reddish Knob in the George Washington National Forest yesterday to kick off a campaign to keep 40-million acres off limits to logging, mining and other development.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte criticized the plan-
He says it'll override the current forest planning process, and could disrupt the environment and the economy of many rural communities.
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[7-S-Frith]


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[TAPE#=99-40 55:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Realtor Earl Frith will be tethered to an electronic monitoring device... ensuring that he'll stay home the next four months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February, 1998]


The once-active realtor and auctioneer was sentenced yesterday for depositing 16-thousand dollars he got from drug informant Javier Cruz.
Frith was NOT convicted of money laundering- -but "structuring," trying to conceal cash transactions from the I-R-S.
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Frith was also fined 10-thousand dollars.
He's appealing his conviction to the Supreme Court, hoping the justices will agree with District Judge James Turk's decision that his right to a speedy trial was violated.
It took the government seven years to try the case.

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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast...
Today will be a breezy day with highs in the 60s to near 70.
Get ready for a chilly night tonight-- there could be some scattered frost in the cooler spots tonight.
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[45-E-Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:03:41]
[GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence]


Yesterday in Salem, a reminder of one of the worst cases of domestic violence that city has ever experienced.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

Two officers laid a wreath on the courthouse lawn to commemorate the death of Kyrie Carter. The three year old boy was shot and killed by his father during a domestic dispute between his parents.
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[SOT tc 09:04:02]
[IN Q=I just think]

((KIM CARTER/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT SALEM IS DOING THIS FOR ME AND MY SON, IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE DO CARE ABOUT YOU AND WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Carter/Victim's Mother; ]

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[OUT Q=happened to you.]
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[VO NAT] The wreath is also a symbol to raise awareness about the number of reported cases increasing in Southwest Virginia. Salem's "Victim Witness" director says in the last year she's seen 95 cases of domestic violence in the city.
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[45-E-Juvenile-Justice]


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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-41 23:10]
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A controversial program at Virginia's juvenile prisons was eliminated yesterday by the board that oversees the facilities.
The program allowed officers to hit and kick violent teen inmates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But moments after the board voted down the program today, the agency's director said he'd defy the order.
Juvenile prisons director Gerald Glenn has asked the Attorney General to decide who's in charge.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./June 2]


He says the Handle With Care Plus program gives officers a chance to restrain violent teen inmates without either party getting injured.
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[45-S-Corrections]


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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:53:04]
[GRAPHIC=VA Prisons]


The chairman of the board that oversees Virginia's ADULT prison system quit yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Longtime Board chairman Andy Winston had a power clash with the Gilmore administration.
[SUPER=03-Fluvanna Co./March 27, 1998;]


Winston took a parting shot about media allegations this week of women prisoners being sexually assaulted by male officers in the new (Flu-Vanna) Fluvanna Correctional Center.
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[SOT 15:06:09]
[IN Q=To have]

((ANDY WINSTON/FORMER CORRECTIONS BOARD CHAIRMAN: TO HAVE WOMEN THAT ARE DISROBED...TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.))
[SOT 15:13:16]

((RON ANGELONE: TO SAY WE SHOULD KEEP ALL MALES OUT OF FEMALE PRISONS... WOULD BE BREAKING SOME FEDERAL LAWS.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Winston/Fmr. Corrections Bd. Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director; :23 ]
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[OUT Q=federal laws.]
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Angelone says sexual assaults occur on inmates throughout Virginia's prison system.

[45-S-Frith]


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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-40 55:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A once active realtor and auctioneer in the Roanoke Valley will spend the next four months hooked up to an electronic monitoring device.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February, 1998]


Earl Frith was sentenced yesterday for depositing 16-thousand dollars he got from drug informant Javier Cruz.
Frith was NOT convicted of money laundering- -but "structuring," trying to conceal cash transactions from the I-R-S.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Frith was also fined 10-thousand dollars.
He's appealing his conviction to the Supreme Court, hoping the justices will agree with District Judge James Turk's decision that his right to a speedy trial was violated.
It took the government seven years to try the case.

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Here's a look now at your Thursday forecast... Today will be a breezy day with highs in the 60s to near 70. Get ready for a chilly night tonight-- there could be some scattered frost in the cooler spots tonight.


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[8-Depression]


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At least a-half million teens experience clinical depression every year.
But the disease is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms, including low self-esteem and poor performance, are often confused with typical adolescent behavior.
Now there may be a way to pinpoint which students are suffering.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Diane Kelly/Ex. Dir. Mental Health Assoc.;:09]
[SUPER=01-Dale Johnson/P. H. Guidance Counselor;:36]
[SUPER=01-Eathan Gleiner/Student; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 ]


((Mental health professionals say many times parents will not detect signs of depression especially in the teenage years.

[SOT 1:11:39]
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((DIANE KELLY/EX. DIR. MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. ROANOKE VALLEY: LOTS OF TIMES WE NOTICE THINGS IN TEENAGERS THAT WE THINK IS MOODINESS OR NORMAL CHANGES THAT IS PART OF PUBERTY AND NOT RELATED TO DEPRESSION, BUT UNDETECTED DEPRESSION CAN LEAD TO MORE SERIOUS PROBLEMS.))
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That's why this 23 question survey was created just for adolescents. Guidance counselor Dale Johnson says the screening is a great idea.

[SOT 1:19:42]
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((DALE JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: IT'S A PREVENTATIVE KIND OF THING. MAYBE IF WE CAN RAISE STUDENTS AWARENESS BY PRESENTATION THEN MAYBE THE STUDENTS CAN HELP THEIR FELLOW STUDENTS.))
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We caught up with one local teen at a youth group meeting who says people his age may recognize the symptoms of depression but do nothing about it.

[SOT 1:33:50]
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((EATHAN GLEINER/STUDENT: MOST PEOPLE THINK IT WILL PASS WITH TIME.))
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Eathan Gleiner has suffered from depression. He says teenagers should not be ashamed to go through the screening process.

[SOT 1:32:49]
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((EATHAN GLEINER/STUDENT: DEPRESSION CAN STRIKE ANYONE. IT'S NOT LIKE A DISEASE THAT HAPPENS ONLY IN OLD PEOPLE.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND THA IS THE MESSAGE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WANT TEENAGERS TO HEAR. IF ADOLESCENTS WANT TO BE TESTED FOR DEPRESSION LEWIS GALE HAS A PROGRAM CALLED RESPOND THAT CONDUCTS SCREENINGS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[8-E-Juvenile-Justice]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-41 23:10]
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The board that oversees Virginia's juvenile prisons has pulled the plug on a program that allowed officers to hit and kick violent teen inmates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But moments after the board voted down the program yesterday, the agency's director said he'd defy the order.
The Juvenile prisons director has asked the Attorney General to decide who's in charge.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./June 2]


He says the Handle With Care Plus program gives officers a chance to restrain violent teen inmates without either party getting injured.
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[8-E-Lowe's]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-33 2:01:35]
[GRAPHIC=Lowe's]


The 220 corridor in Roanoke County got bigger yesterday.
The new Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse opened.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It is store number 664 for the Lowe's chain.
Roanoke County police are now directing traffic in the area, but the Virginia Department of Transportation hopes to have a new traffic signal in operation by the end of the week.
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Here's a final look at today's weather... Today will be a breezy day with highs in the 60s to near 70. Get ready for a chilly night tonight-- there could be some scattered frost in the cooler spots tonight.

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