Coming up on News 7, prosecutors want to try a 17 year old murder suspect as an adult.
and tensions are rising in the Persian Gulf as a U-S pilot apparently retaliates against an Iraqi radar site.
Scattered thunderstorms tonight as a cool front makes its way through Virginia. More on that just ahead.
In medical news -- A University of Virginia doctor has developed a high tech approach to repair pelvic fractures.
Computers are assisting doctors in the operating room making surgery faster and safer for the patient.
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((I'M NOT GOING TO MISS THE JOB BUT I AM GOING TO MISS THE PEOPLE.))]
[OUT Q=miss the people.]
An emotional day at DuPont in Martinsville as workers say goodbye.]
The nylon plant closed for good today-- leaving more than 400-people without jobs.
What does the future hold in store for them?
[Double Boxes=Jean and Christy/Microwave]
Christy Hubley spoke to some DuPonters today as they left the plant for the last time.
Jean, DuPont employees have known for two years now the Martinsville plant would close and they would lose their jobs.
But no amount of forewarning could have prepared them for an emotional last day.
[IN Q=They hugged old friends]
[SUPER=01-Steve Vernon/20-Year Employee; :16]
[SUPER=01-Joanne Adams/28-Year Employee; :30]
[SUPER=01-John Winske/Plant Manager; :49]
[OUT Q=you've got any openings.]
(( They hugged old friends goodbye--
--turned in their I-D badges--
--and drove out of the parking lot for the last time.
[NATS glory, glory, hallelujah]
DuPont workers-- now unemployed-- are trying to look on the positive side of a negative situation.
[IN Q=DuPont's been good to me]
((STEVE VERNON/20-YEAR EMPLOYEE: DUPONT'S BEEN GOOD TO ME. I'M SAD THAT IT'S COMING TO AN END BUT I'M HAPPY FOR WHAT I GOT.))
[OUT Q=for what I got.]
Some people say they'll go back to school.
Others will simply retire.
Many aren't sure what they'll do.
[IN Q=Well, it's still]
((JOANNE ADAMS/28-YEAR EMPLOYEE: WELL, IT'S STILL UP IN THE AIR. I HAVE SEVERAL POSSIBILITIES ON JOBS. AT THIS PRESENT TIME, I'M ENROLLED IN COLLEGE.))
[OUT Q=enrolled in college.]
Some of these now quiet machines will be moved to other DuPont facilities.
The rest will be destroyed and sold as scrap metal.
DuPont's plant manager says he doesn't want his workers to be scrapped.
[IN Q=DuPonters are recognized]
((JOHN WINSKE/PLANT MANAGER: DUPONTERS ARE RECOGNIZED AS PRETTY TALENTED PEOPLE SO WE'VE GOT GOOD PEOPLE LOOKING FOR JOBS SO COME ON OVER IF YOU'VE GOT ANY OPENINGS.))
[OUT Q=got any openings.]
DuPont is working diligently to help its workers find new jobs.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Christy/Microwave]
A re-training center in the plant will be open until the end of the month to help with things like resumes and int
If the Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney's office has it's way, a teen charged with murder will be tried as an adult.
17-year old James Sutphin was arraigned in Juvenile court today.
He allegedly shot 22 year old Keith Sandifer in the chest Saturday night during an argument.
Sutphin's mother told News 7 it was a case of self defense, The victim's grandmother disagrees.
[IN Q=he didn't have]
((FRANCES BOWLES/VICTIM'S GRANDMOTHER; HE DIDN'T HAVE NO KNIVES, HE DIDN'T HAVE NO GUNS AND THIS WAS DONE AT CLOSE RANGE, AND IT POSSIBLY CANNOT BE SELF DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Bowles/Victim's Grandmother;]
[OUT Q=be self defense]
The judge ordered Sutphin to remain in custody.
Meanwhile, family and friends of the victim say they'll hold a candlelight vigil at the murder scene tommorow nigh
A U-S warplane fired a missile at an Iraqi radar station today-
The strike came after Iraqi radar locked onto a British F-16 patrolling the no fly zone-
((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: THE MESSAGE IS A SIMPLE ONE. THAT OUR FORCES ARE GOING TO PRETECT THEMSELVES. THIS IS AN ACT OF SELF DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary;]
[OUT Q=SELF DEFENSE.]
But the Iraqi's say it was unprovoked-
((TODAYS ATTACK WAS UNWARRATNED. THE IRAI RADAR WAS NOT ACTIVE AND OBVIOUSLY THE ATTACK DID NOT LEAVE ANY DAMAGE TO THE RADAR.))
[SUPER=01-Nizar Hamdoun/Iraqi Ambassador to U.N.;]
[OUT Q=to the radar]
Defense Secretary Cohen prefereed not to speculate on a motive for the Iraqi action.
The pentagon says there are no plans for further action if there is no further provocation by the Iraqis.
The Pentagon has identified remains exhumed from the Tomb of the Unknowns- as air Force pilot Michael Blassie
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Today Blassie's family received official word from the Secretary of Defense- who personally called them with the news.
((GEORGE BLASSIE/BROTHER: WE DO UNDERSTAND THE TOMB OF THE UNKONWS IS AN HONORABLE PLACE BUT MICHAEL REALLY DESERVES TO BE KNOWN AND WE ARE HAPPY FOR THAT.))
[OUT Q=HAPPY FOR THAT.]
The Blassies are planning a full military honor ceremony for Saturday- They'll bury Michael in the family's hometown in Missouri.
One of every ten dollars in the state general fund goes to higher education.
In the wake of the car tax cut, Governor Jim Gilmore has a new agenda.
[IN Q=How can]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: HOW CAN VIRGINIA MAKE HIGHER QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE COST, COMPATIBLE GOALS, THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION?))
[OUT Q=higher education?]
The Governor apponted a 39-member Blue Ribbon Commission to study colleges and universities today.
[IN Q=I think]
((ED LYNCH/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY: I THINK THAT WE NEED TO PROVIDE, AS THE GOVERNOR SAID, VALUE FOR MONEY. I'M VERY SYMPATHETIC TO THE QUESTIONS OF PARENTS, WHICH I GET AT HOLLINS ALL THE TIME, HOW DO I KNOW THAT I'M GETTING MY MONEY'S WORTH?))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Hollins University;]
[OUT Q=money's worth?]
The commission has 18 months to work.
The Governor pointed out today that college tuition in Virginia has increased 900- percent since he went to U-V-A in 1971.
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Local auto dealers say the G-M Strike has had little impact on their business, but that could change. We'll have the details next.
and the investigation of the President gathers steam as Linda Trip testifies before the Grand Jury.
and in HealthCheck, we'll see how Doctors at U-V-A are using a new procedure to speed recovery from hip surgery.
The Monica Lewinsky investigation shifted into high gear today-
Linda Tripp arrived at the federal courthouse to appear before Ken Starr's grand jury.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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((Outside of Monica Lewinsky or the President himself, Linda Tripp is
likely the most important witness who will ever appear before the
Kenneth Starr grand jury.
Tripp is a former co-worker and confidant of Lewinsky. She's the one
who secretly tape recorded conversations with the ex-White House intern
over the phone...and then again as part of a joint Starr/F-B-I sting
operation at a Washington area hotel.
It is in those recorded conversations that Lewinsky allegedly detailed
her relationship with President Clinton. And it's what sparked Starr's
investigation into the supposed affair, and the allegations that Mr.
Clinton committed perjury, and also encouraged Lewinsky to lie, in
trying to cover it up.
Many have painted Tripp as a vengeful Republican, out to get the
president and promote a tell-all book.
But in a Washington Post interview, Tripp vehemently denies it. And as
she left home this morning, accompanied by her children, she said she's
eager to get on the record herself.
LINDA TRIPP/STARR GRAND JURY WITNESS Q: ARE YOU READY TO TELL YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY TO THE GRAND JURY TODAY?...A: I AM...Q: ARE
YOU READY FOR TODAY?...A: I AM.
Also at issue are the so-called talking points that Lewinsky allegedly gave Tripp...to apparently guide Tripp's testimony in the now dismissed Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against the President.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: IF TRIPP COMES ACROSS AS A CREDIBLE WITNESS IT COULD BE TROUBLE FOR LEWINSKY. BECAUSE THE MORE STARR GETS
FROM TRIPP, THE LESS HE NEEDS TO CUT AN IMMUNITY DEAL WITH LEWINSKY.
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General Motors and striking union workers are back at the bargaining table today.
Meanwhile, G-M dealers in our area are hoping both sides can resolve their differences.
Pinkerton Chevrolet says so far the strike has not had a huge impact.
But some G-M parts are already out of stock.
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[IN Q=the first plant]
((CHRIS HELMER/PINKERTON CHEVROLET: THE FIRST PLANT TO GO DOWN WAS THE ONE THAT MADE HOODS AND FENDERS FOR OUR BIG TRUCK. THERE ARE NO MORE G-M HOODS AVAILABLE. FENDERS, THERE ARE A FEW. BUT IT'S GOING TO COST YOU A LITTLE MORE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO OVERNIGHT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Helmer/Pinkerton Chevrolet;]
[OUT Q=to overnight it]
Out on the lot, Pinkerton has been selling a lot of cars.
The dealer's sales manager said it will be another two or three weeks before the inventory starts getting thin.
Business that supply parts TO General Motors, like Federal Mogul in Blacksburg, have been forced to lay off workers until the strike ends.
A South Carolina company has lost its bid to run the general aviation terminal at the Lynchburg airport.. at least for the time being.
An airport commission had chosen Hawthorne Aviation to provide fuel, maintenance and flight services to the area's private pilots.
But city council today decided NOT to award Hawthorne the contract.
Instead, the city wants both Hawthorne and Virginia Aviation to resubmit their proposals.
Virginia Aviation is owned by Stewart Hobbs, who becomes a Lynchburg city councilman tomorrow.
[IN Q=I know the]
((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I KNOW THE MAIL THAT I'VE BEEN GETTING AND THE PHONE CALLS HAVE BEEN RUNNING TWENTY TO ONE FROM THE PILOTS AND THE DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD ASSOCIATION WITH VIRGINIA AVIATION. AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE ALSO TAKE THE CUSTOMER INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN WE MAKE A DECISION LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00]
[OUT Q=decision like this.]
Council wants Virginia Aviation to make public its operating figures for the past two and a half years.
The company will continue to run the general aviation terminal on a month- to- month basis.
It's a nearly 300 million dollar a year industry in Virginia.
Bingo -- for charitable causes.
But it can be addictive.
A new state law, that takes effect tomorrow, requires some 600 bingo operators across the state to post a hotline for compulsive gamblers.
[IN Q=It's not]
((ED FUHR: IT'S NOT JUST BINGO THAT'S BEING PLAYED IN THESE GAMES. YOU HAVE INSTANT PULL TABS AND THE LIKE THAT REALLY IS MUCH MORE AKIN TO GAMES THAT YOU WOULD PLAY IN LAS VEGAS, OR EVEN TO SOME OF THE GAMES OF THE LOTTERY THAN IT IS TO BINGO.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Fuhr/Charitable Gaming Commission;]
[OUT Q=to bingo.]
The per capita spending on bingo in Roanoke alone is 50 dollars per person, per year.
So if only ten percent of the population plays...that's an average of 500 dollars spent per person.
Coming up a little later in the newscast, a local school system prepares for its new school.
and two new drugs promise to make it easier for AIDS patients to get their treatments.
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Labor troubles hit the N-B-A. Roy Stanley will have the latest.
Coming up next on health check --
A University of Virginia surgeon is on the forefront of new technology for pelvic and hip fractures.
The doctor has developed a surgical technique that's more accurate and less invasive than traditional operations.
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[IN Q=The morbidity]
((DR. DAVID KAHLER/UVA ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY:THE INCISIONS WE'RE MAKING NOW ARE CLOSED USUALLY WITH A SINGLE STITCH OR SOMETIMES WITH NO STITCHES AT ALL, JUST A BAND AID.))
[OUT Q=just a band aid]
The biggest problems in treating these injuries is not the fracture, but the actual surgery which can cause massive blood loss and nerve damage.
A surgeon from the University of Virginia has come up with a less invasive operation for pelvic and hip fractures that uses a computer guided technique.
The state of the art method also reduces patients hospital stay from more than a week to one or two days.
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((WE CAN ALSO ROTATE THE IMAGE TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF THE FRACTURE IN JUST ABOUT ANY PLANE THAT WE LIKE.))
[OUT Q=that we like]
The hip is the deepest joint in the body and surgery requires large exposures.
The blue line is the probe that moves around with the drill to guide the surgeon in real time with the operation.
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[IN Q=We started moving]
((DR. DAVID KAHLER/UVA ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY:WE STARTED MOVING TOWARD COMPUTER GUIDED TECHNIQUE WHERE WE ACTUALLY BUILD A VIRTUAL REALITY MODEL OF THE PATIENTS BONES USING CAT SCAN AND THE TAKE THAT MODEL INTO THE OPERATING ROOM. WE CAN THEN USE THE COMPUTER TO GUIDE THE PLACEMENT OF OUR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND OUR SCREWS WITHOUT ACTUALLY USING X RAYS IN THE OPERATING ROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Kahler/UVA Orthopedic Surgery; ]
[OUT Q=operating room.]
So far, Doctor Kahler has performed the computer-assisted surgery on 20 patients.
U-V-A is the only hospital in the country using this technology for orthopaedic surgery.
Two new drugs could help people infected with the AIDS virus.
These Drugs could make treatment easier.
The pair is being used on a trial basis as their companies await F-D-A approval.
Dana Adams reports.
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[SUPER=01-Jane Struder/AIDS Patient; :44]
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In Sports, the N-F-L sent its elite film unit to Roanoke today.
Here with that and the latest on the N-B-A labor problems, here's Roy Stanley.[S5-NFL]
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the two minute ticketer.
[SS=All Stars Clinic]
NFL Films set up shop at the Rivers Edge Sports Complex this morning.
And the crew set their focus on Tiki And Ronde Barber.
NFL Films is putting together a show called, "THe NFL: Under the Helmet."
The producer says it will show fans what their favorite players do in the off season.
And NFL Films caught the Barbers in action at the All Stars Sports Clinic.
[IN Q=Just talking a little]
[SUPER=01-Pat Kelleher/NFL Films Producer-Director; :00]
[super=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants; :23]
[OUT Q=to do something]
The show airs in August. Green Bay Quarterback Bret Farve and a day in the life of a lineman at training camp are other features planned for the broadcast.
The N-B-A will begin its third lockout in three years beginning tonight at Midnight.
Owners won the right to reopen contract talks after salaries escalated about 51 point 8 percent of total revenue.
Danville's Johnny Newman of the Denver Nuggets is a free agent. The lockout will prevent him and other free agents from talking with other teams.
And Newman, speaking at his summer camp in Danville, says its not a problem this summer but it could be when it gets closer to the fall.
[IN Q="Right now...]
[SUPER=01-Johnny Newman/Denver Nuggets Forward; :]
[OUT Q=...have a strike."]
Neither side is expected to begin negotiations again until mid July. Coming up at six we'll check in with another camp in Bedford run by former U-V-A and now Detroit Lion receiver Herman Moore.
The rain did little to dampen spirits for the crowd that gathered today to celebrate a milestone in Montgomery County.
This afternoon, ground was broken for the new Elliston-Shawsville area high school.
It's been 26- years since a new high school was built in Montgomery County.
Plans for the new facility include making it accessible not only for parents but also members of the community.
[IN Q=The ideas ]
((FRED MORTON/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERINTENDENT:THE IDEAS ARE KIND OF LIMITLESS AND WE'RE REALLY IN THE PROCESS OF TALKING ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE AND IT'S NOT FRED MORTON OR A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE BUT IT'S REALLY AS WE WORK TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY LOOKING FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WHAT THIS PLACE CAN BECOME. ))
[SUPER=01-Fred Morton/Montgomery Co. Superintendent; :00]
[OUT Q=can become.]
School officials hope to complete construction on the school in two years.