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Have lawmakers gone too far when it comes to regulating farms? Some farmers think so. The latest in a live report coming up.
Just three weeks before Christmas and 400 workers find they're losing their jobs in Dublin.
And plan to pay more for coffee.
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[IN Q=It's not about]
((LARRY MAYS/CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR: WE KEEP HEARING FAMILY FARMS, FAMILY FARMS, FAMILY FARMS. IT'S NOT ABOUT FAMILY FARMS, IT'S ABOUT INTENSIVE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Mays/Campbell Co. Supervisor; :00]
[OUT Q=intensive livestock operations.]
A new law makes it more difficult for large- scale hog farms to move into one local county, but not everyone is happy about it.
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Supervisors were hoping to head off the potential health and environmental dangers those hog farms create... but now many local farmers say they've gone too far.
Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg bureau.. Steve, why are farmers upset about this ordinance?
The problem is the ordinance also includes poultry, dairy and cattle operations.. and many farmers are afraid that could jeopardize their future.
[SUPER=01-Hugh Pendleton/Campbell Co. Supervisor;]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Carter/Campbell Co. Supervisor;]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Rosser/Campbell Co. Supervisor;]
[SUPER=01-Carter Elliott/Dairy Farmer;]
[OUT Q=don't understand this.]
(( The original idea was to closely regulate large- scale farms.. in particular swine breeding operations.. and make it harder for a potential hog farm to move into Campbell County.
Three supervisors said there was no need to include dairy and cattle in that definition.
((HUGH PENDLETON/CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR: I SEE NO NEED FOR RESTRICTIONS AT THIS TIME ON CATTLE OR DAIRY, AND THAT'S WHY I LEFT THEM OUT OF THE MOTION.))
[OUT Q=the motion.]
((CALVIN CARTER/CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR: I FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD NOT PUT ANY HAMSTRING AROUND THE FARMERS' NECK, THAT'S WHERE WE GET OUR DAILY FOOD FROM.))
[OUT Q=food from.]
But Pendleton's motion failed.. and after making some minor changes, the board adopted the original ordinance that sets limits on the number of animals a facility can hold and how close it can be to nearby homes.
The four supervisors who voted for it say the county's farmers will never notice the difference.
((HUGH ROSSER/CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR: I DON'T SEE HOW IT'S GOING TO AFFECT MYSELF OR YOU AS FAMILY OPERATORS ON YOUR FARM.))
[OUT Q=on your farm.]
But farmers say they're now paying the price for the well- publicized sins of the hog industry.
((CARTER ELLIOTT/DAIRY FARMER: AN INTENSIVE FARMER IS STILL A FAMILY FARM, AND WE OPERATE ON SO MANY MORE REGULATIONS THAN DOES A NON- INTENSIVE FARMER, AND I THINK REALLY A LOT OF THE BOARD MEMBERS STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS.))
[OUT Q=don't understand this.]))
Farmers have threatened to take the county to court to block this ordinance if it passed..
..no one would say tonight whether that will be their next move. Jean?
400 workers at the Volvo plant in Dublin found out this afternoon they will be laid off after the first of the year.
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The Vice President of Manufacturing issued this letter to employees today, stating cutbacks were necessary because of a decline in orders for new trucks.
Despite the company's confirmation of the layoffs - the local 20-69 United Auto Workers Union said tonight that talks of layoffs are just rumors, and an official said the Union won't respond until it's definite.
A company spokesman Phil Romba says the company's expansion plans are still on track.
Volvo Trucks employs about 32-hundred people, and took on 700 new workers this year alone.
400 laid off Tultex workers in South Boston may have to look elsewhere for new jobs.
Tultex shut down sewing operations at its South Boston plant last week. It was the ONLY plant where Tultex garments were made in the U-S.
Workers heading to the employment office are finding that without Tultex, South Boston's job market is tight.
The area had among the highest unemployment rates in the state BEFORE the layoffs -- nearly 7 percent.
Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center
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Authorities in Fort Gibson Oklahoma say they don't know why a middle school student opened fire this morning- wounding four classmates.
Maureen Maher has the latest.
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((IN A CROWDED PARKING LOT, ARMED WITH A 9MM HANDGUN, POLICE SAY SEVENTH
GRADER SETH TRICKEY OPENED FIRE AND SHOT FOUR STUDENTS BEFORE THE
MORNING BELL HAD A CHANCE TO CALL THEM INTO CLASS
JACQUELINE ORMIN/STUDENT: WE WENT INSIDE AND THERE WAS BLOOD ALL
OVER THE PLACE ALL OVER THE CARPET WHERE THEY BROUGHT ONE OF THE
STUDENTS IN THAT HAD BEEN SHOT. WE'RE STILL IN SHOCK."
JUSTINE HURST/STUDENT: THERE WAS A LOT OF CRYING AND FIGURING OUT
WHO HAD BEEN SHOT AND JUST KIND OF TRYING TO GET IT ALL TOGETHER.
IT ALL HAPPENED IN LESS THAN A MINUTE. TRICKEY WAS TACKLED BY CAMPUS
SECURITY AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
MAUREEN MAHER/CBS NEWS: 14 YEAR OLD SETH TRICKEY THEN TOLD POLICE HE DID NOT KNOW WHO HE SHOT OR WHY HE DID IT HE SEEMED TO BE WELL LIKED BY HIS CLASSMATES, WHICH IS WHY PREPARING FOR INCIDENTS LIKE THIS IS VIRTUALLY
IMPOSSIBLE FOR SCHOOL OFFICIALS.
THE FOUR INURED STUDENTS REMAIN IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT NONE SUSTAINED LIFE
TRICKEY FACES PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND A JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT MUST NOW
DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD BE CHARGED AS AN ADULT IN THE EYES OF
THE LAW. MAUREEN MAHER CBS NEWS DALLAS.))
The owner of a local home for adults is under investigation for possibly stealing residents' money.
The Richwood Home serves about 29 elderly and handicapped adults.
Deputies say residents sign their monthly checks over to the home's owner, Caren Simpson.
They're supposed to have about 34 to 54 dollars leftover from state subsidies each month to spend on personal items.
But the State Licensing Board found more than 12-hundred-dollars missing from patients' accounts in October.
And even though residents signed their checks over to the owner at the beginning of November, that money was still missing at the end of the month.
Deputies seized almost 50 documents from Richwood Home today and say they may file charges within the next two weeks.
A Florida jury has acquitted Sabretech on most of the criminal charges involved in the ValuJet Crash.
The crash in May of 1996 killed 110 people.
A federal jury also acquitted two of the company's employees on all charges.
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((ROBERT DUNLAP/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE VALUJET ACCIDENT WAS JUST THAT. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, NOT A CRIME. THIS CRASH WAS AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN A WAKE UP CALL FOR THE INDUSTRY. NOT A LINE UP FOR THE FBI.))
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[OUT Q=FOR THE FBI]
An FAA investigation concluded improperly stored oxygen canisters caught fire in the plane's cargo hold.
A shipping order said those canisters were empty when they were full.
They jury did find Sabretech guilty of improperly packing those canisters but acquitted the maintenance company on the 14 more serious charges.
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((GWENDOLYN MARKS/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I THINK THEY'RE GETTING OFF WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST..... OF THOSE CHARGES.))
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[OUT Q=ALL THOSE CHARGES]
Sabretech still faces state charges in the crash.
A Bedford County school bus driver died today after spending almost two weeks in critical condition.
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Ferris Booth died at about three o'clock this afternoon at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say he blacked out at the wheel while taking student to Stewartsville elementary school in Bedford County and ran into a tree.
About 12 students were injured in that accident.
Freshman year couldn't get any better for Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick.
He's been named as a finalist for the Heisman trophy.
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The award is given annually to the best player in all of college football.
This season Vick became the first player in N-C-double-A history to win both rookie of the year and player of the year honors in his conference.
He's also the first freshman finalist for the Heisman since the the ceremony was first televised in 1981.
More on the Heisman hopeful later in sports.
Tech fans who signed up for Bowl tickets through the university will soon find out if they'll be headed to New Orleans.
The school was allotted 16-thousand tickets-- with most going to Hokie Club members who donate large sums of money to the university.
Letters were sent out today to members of the club-- who were NOT selected for tickets.
Meanwhile-- business was booming at area travel agencies.
Tech's President says it's not just folks connected to the university's who're excited.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: THIS IS NOT A VIRGINIA TECH INITIATIVE SO MUCH AS AN INITIATIVE, I'M FINDING, ON BEHALF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, I MEAN, I'VE FOUND PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE AND EVEN BEYOND THE STATE WHO ARE NOT GRADUATES OF TECH, THAT ARE PROUD THAT VIRGINIA TECH IS GOING TO THE SUGAR BOWL.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Virginia Tech President; :00]
[OUT Q=sugar bowl.]
Of the 16- thousand tickets allotted to Tech-- about 32- hundred tickets were set aside for Tech students.
Those who were selected for those tickets, through a lottery process, will be notified by e-mail tomorrow.
Are women getting their fair share of housework - in Virginia's legislature?
A look, coming up.
And the search goes on for some boys who allegedly attacked their camp counselor - and fled into the desert.
The latest, still ahead.
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((TONIGHT IN SPORTS, THE KEYDETS INVADE THE CASSELL FOR A BATTLE ON THE HARDWOOD. HEISMAN HOPES COME TO BLACKSBURG. THEY'RE PLANNING A PARTY IN SALEM AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM NBA. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.))
A 28-year-old man is taking the blame for killing his friend even though he says he's not guilty.
Timothy Martin and his cousin beat 24-year-old Wesley Smith to death with a metal baseball bat-- then stole his wallet, clothes and car and drove to New York.
Prosecutors say Martin needed money for child support and knew Smith had just gotten a Christmas bonus.
But Martin says he's pleading guilty only because there's enough evidence to convict him.
Martin will be sentenced in January and could get two life terms.
Five missing boys have been found in Utah but two still remain at large in the high desert.
The boys fled a camp for troubled youth after allegedly
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attacking and tying up two counselors.
One of the boys turned up today about 30 miles from the camp- another was found 140 miles from the camp, but directed authorites to three others hiding near the Nevada border.
Authorites are worried about the two others boys ability to survive-
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((DUDE BENSON/IRON COUNTY SHERIFF: THEY HAVE A WOOL BLANKET AND A WOOL HAND FASHIONED COAT OF SORTS THAT THEY MADE AS PART OF THE PROGRAM. THEY HAVE LIMITED SURVIVAL GEAR. WE BELIEVE THEY HAVE 24 HOURS WORTH OF THE RATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Dude Benson/Iron County Sheriff;]
[OUT Q=of the raions.]
Authorities say the boys are from the East Coast and they may not have been aware of the hostile conditions in the high desert.
It's extremely cold, there is little water and there are predators in the wild.
Three quarters of a century after the first women lawmakers went to Richmond, the newly-elected Virginia General Assembly is only 16-percent female.
And two of its senior-most women members will NOT be back.
One chaired the House committee on Corporations, Insurance, and Banking.
[IN Q=It's inside]
((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/D-RICHMOND: IT'S INSIDE BASEBALL FOR US WHO ARE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, DAY IN DAY OUT, DURING THE SESSION, BUT SOMETIMES THAT INFORMATION, AS FAR AS HOW THINGS WORK AND WHO'S IN A POSITION TO MAKE SOME POWERFUL DECISIONS, DOESN'T NECESSARILY GET OUT TO THE VOTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/(D) Richmond; ]
[OUT Q=to the voters.]
But some argue that women don't really need to hold elective office to have their interests protected.
[IN Q=You know]
((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: YOU KNOW, ALL THESE MEN HAVE WIVES, AND MOTHERS, AND DAUGHTERS THAT THEY CARE VERY DEEPLY ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Robin DeJarnette/Family Foundation; ]
[OUT Q=deeply about.]
Virginia's population is 51-percent female.
The House of Delegates is now 15-percent female.
20-percent of state senators are women.
Emergency room doctors and nurses at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital are collecting data on patients to determine a better way to treat domestic violence cases.
The forensic nurse examiners program in the emergency department is a starting point to help victims of abuse talk about the problem.
Nurses there are trying a new approach to screen every patient that comes in for partner abuse...
by asking the patient plenty of questions.
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported only 10-percent of primary care physicians routinely screen patient for intimate partner abuse when not injured.
You could soon be paying more for your perk.
Coming up - why coffee prices are on the rise.
Plus - move over Cindy Crawford.
Man's best friend takes over the catwalk.
We'll show you.
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A proposed pay increase for members of Roanoke City Council has become a controversial issue, but at least one neighborhood leader believes council members deserve a raise.
Bob Caudle is the president of the Greater Deyerle (DYE-uhr-lee) Neighborhood Association.
He was the only speaker at the latest public hearing on the issue.
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[IN Q=I think they ought to make]
((BOB CAUDLE/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I THINK THEY OUGHT TO MAKE AS MUCH AS THE STATE WILL ALLOW THEM TO MAKE. I'LL SAY IT PUBLICLY AND IF I NEED TO HEAD UP THAT COMMITTEE, I'D BE GLAD TO DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Caudle/Roanoke Resident]
[OUT Q=be glad to do it.]
The mayor of Roanoke currently receives an annual salary of 18- thousand dollars. Council members earn 14- thousand.
State law allows a salary of up to 25- thousand dollars for the mayor, and up to 23- thousand for others on council.
If they decide to move forward with the proposal, council members must act before the end of the year.
Coffee drinkers may have to pay more for their favorite brew.
Dry conditions have hit the key Brazilian coffee crop. That's forcing the wholesale price of coffee beans up about 85 percent.
Proctor and Gamble has raised the price it charges retailers by 30 cents on a 13-ounce can.
Other major coffee brands are expected to increase the prices as well.
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In sports, highlights from VMI and Tech on the hardwood, Michael Vick is in the final list for the Heisman and surprisingly Thomas Jones is not.
First our extra point.
Army's 19 to nine loss to Navy sealed Cadet coach Bob Sutton's fate.
The announcement came from West Point today, that Sutton has been fired after nine seasons.
He was 44-55-and 1 during his tenure at Army and six and three against Navy.
Army gave the 48 year old Sutton his first collegiate head coaching job in 1991.
Now here are the scores.
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Virginia Tech will be playing for a national championship in January, but word came down yesterday from the Downtown Athletic Club of New York that Freshman Quarterback Michael Vick is one of the five finalists for the Heisman trophy.
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Frank Beamer didn't actually expect his team to be playing for a national championship this year, either. But Sunday the Hokies got that confirmation, although Frank's wife has known about Hokie Hysteria for some time.
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And Tech Defensive end Corey Moore has been awarded the Mike Fox-Bronco Nagurski Trophy.
It goes to the nation's top defender and was presented last night at the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
If you're amazed that Michael Vick is one of the five Heisman finalists, you're probably stunned that Virginia's Thomas Jones is not.
Jones finished the regular season as the nation's third leading rusher. He averaged more than 163 yards per game and more than 5 yards a carry while amassing one thousand, 798 yards on the ground; Stats good enough to break the ACC single season record.
He also lead the nation this season with four-200 yard rushing games.
Not only is Thomas Jones not one of the five finalists, but neither is Florida State's Peter Warrick.
Still to come, a gala event in Salem for the State Champion Spartans and
highlights from the pros on the hard wood.
Virginia Tech traveled up 81 to face VMI in a men's basketball tilt in Cameron Hall.
Steve Mason has more on an ugly 65-46 win.
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The Philadelphia 76ers came into tonight's contest with Denver on a two game win streak.
The Nuggets were shooting for two straight road wins.
The first half was a see-saw battle Sixers' Erin McKie is down low and gets the points.
Hometown hero George Lynch gets two of his six here as he downs one from the line for Philadelphia.
The Nuggets started to move away in the third quarter, here Antonio McDyess finishes the break with the slam. McDyess had 17 on the night.
Denver continues to win on the road. Nick Van Exel had 34 in the Nuggets 94 to 77 win.
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The City of Salem is throwing a big bash for its High School football team.
On Saturday, Willis White's Spartans won their third state title in four years.
Wednesday, December 15th the city is hosting a party at the Salem Civic Center.
The fun starts at 7pm. It's free but you need a ticket to get in and you can get those at the high school, civic center or Andrew Lewis Middle School.
It's no secret that dogs love attention.
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And a group of canines in Sioux Falls proved just that - at the Canine Fashion Show.
The dogs strutted their stuff while showing off the latest in dog-gone good winter wear.
This is the first year for the Fashion Show, but certainly not the last.
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