While most of America slept, baseball negotiators have been working through the night, in hopes of landing a deal before this afternoon's strike deadline.
Negotiators for the owners and the players are still at odds.
While insiders say both sides seem to be making concessions, the dollar amounts are still far apart.
They say they're not sure if they'll be able to save today's scheduled games.
A strike would be Major League Baseball's ninth work stopage since 18-72.
The case may be officially closed... but it is far from forgotten.
The recent shooting death of an African American in Danville by a police officer is causing controversy ... and many in the community want to see some change.
Justin McLeod has more.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF PROTEST]
[SUPER=01-Russell Waller/Hunt's Brother-in-Law; :14]
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :42]
[SUPER=01-William Avon Keen/Virginia SCLC President; 1:26]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Danville]
((((NAT SOUND OF MARCH))
Shouting "No peace no justice" the African American community took to the streets in Danville Thursday afternoon.
The Rennie Hunt Case.
[IN Q=We've not gotten all the answers]
((RUSSELL WALLER/HUNT'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: WE'VE NOT GOTTEN ALL THE ANSWERS. MOST OF ALL WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WAS NECESSARY FOR HIM TO BE KILLED.))
[OUT Q=to be killed]
He was killed the night of May 11th.
Police shot Hunt after storming his apartment to rescue his girlfriend whom he reportedly was holding hostage.
What officers thought was a knife turned out to be a screwdriver.
Police also had no idea Hunt had a history of schizophrenia.
Regardless, many in the African American community feel officers didn't need to use lethal force.
[IN Q=Under the circumstances]
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE COLOR WAS THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT IT WAS NOT A RACIAL ISSUE.))
[OUT Q=a racial issue]
Many African Americans disagree.
They cite several examples where police reportedly shot or roughed up black suspects here in Danville.
These protestors say it is police brutality and are demanding changes be made in the department.
[IN Q=In response to the Rennie Hunt]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IN RESPONSE TO THE RENNIE HUNT CASE, DANVILLE POLICE OFFICERS WILL SOON UNDERGO TRAINING IN RESOLUTION CONFLICT. HOWEVER, THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE WANTS TO SEE THE DEPARTMENT GO A STEP FURTHER AND APPOINT A CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE.))
[OUT Q=citizen's advisory commitee]
((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PROTEST AT COURTHOUSE STEPS))
That committee would look into future cases involving African Americans and the Danville Police Department.
[IN Q=We also want a citizen's review]
((WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC PRESIDENT: WE ALSO WANT A CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD THAT WOULD HAVE PROSECUTOR POWERS, POWERS TO BE ABLE TO PROSECUTE AN OFFICER WHO IS CRIMINAL.))
[OUT Q=who is criminal]
Whether that will happen remains unclear.
After all, the police chief continues to stand by his officers and believes there is no racial tension here in the city.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville. ))
Another ground search in Henry County still turned up no clues in the Jennifer Short case.
The nine-year old has been missing for more than two weeks now.
A search and rescue team from Fairfax County hit the ground in Oak Level.
Two dogs and their handlers covered the area near the home where Michael and Mary Short were murdered earlier this month.... but they apparently found nothing.
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[IN Q=We did that just as a safeguard]
((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE DID THAT JUST AS A SAFEGUARD. WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION, JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE DIDN'T MISS NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[OUT Q=we didn't miss nothing.]
Sheriff Frank Cassell says investigators are still interviewing people, and continue to follow leads, but yesterday he said there was no progress to report.
Two people wanted for questioning in connection with six murders in Alabama this week are now in police custody.
22- year- old Westley Devone Harris and his 16- year- old girlfriend Janice Ball are being questioned about Tuesday night's fatal shootings.
[SUPER=03-Lowndes Co., AL;]
Six members of the same family were found dead-- including
18- year- old Jerry Harris, 15 year old Tony Harris, and 14 year old
Sixty-two year old matriarch Myla Ball was also killed, along with her her daughter Joann Ball and Ms. Ball's common law husband, Willie Haiseley.
The shootings may be Alabama's worst multiple homicide on record.
Layoffs appear to be in the works at a major Pulaski employer.
Several sources say the Magnox Corporation is laying off a part of its workforce, but company officials won't confirm or deny the reports.
Magnox makes materials for video and audio tapes, as well as security products.
In business news,
Yahoo gets a rating upgrade .. and bolsters the NASDAQ...
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[IN Q=It's make or ]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=Ed Crane, CBS Marketwatch, NY]
IT'S MAKE OR BREAK FOR THE DOW..WHICH NEEDS A BIG RALLY TO EXTEND IT'S
FIVE WEEK WINNIGN STREAK..
IT WAS ANOTHER WILD RIDE FOR THE DOW...WHICH FELL SHARPLY IN THE
MORNING..TURNED POSITIVE IN THE AFTERNOON..
AND FINALLY CLOSED DOWN 23...POINTS.
THE NASDAQ'S HELD FIRM ALL DAY AND CLOSED UP 21 POINTS:
ESS=s and p
THE S AND P CLOSED FRACTIONALLY LOWER.
YAHOO HAS HELPED BOLSTER THE NASDAQ -- TRADING HIGHER AFTER ANNOUNCING A
STOCK BUY BACK PROGRAM AND GETTING A RATING UPGRADE FROM MERRIL LYNCH...
SWEET NEWS FROM KRISPY KREME..THE DOUGHNUT MAKER REPORTS EARNINGS ROSE
50 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR'S SECOND QUARTER AS SALES ROSE 30 PERCENT..
G-E CLOSED DOWN AFTER LEHMAN BROTHERS DOWNWARDLY REVISED IT'S YEAR END
boeing may be inviting a strike. it's rejected an offer fro federal
mediation in it's dispute with the machinists
U-S AIRWAYS WHICH IS SEEKING 200 MILLION DOLLARS IN CONCESSIONS FROM
IT'S UNION WORKERS GOT A NO TO THE REQUEST FROM IT'S MECHANICS...AND A
YES WE'LL CONSIDER IT FROM THE BAGGAGE HANDLERS...
MORTGAGE RATES HAVE FALLEN AGAIN...THERE AVERAGING 6 POINT 22
PERCENT...AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2 YEARS OPEC IS CONSIDERING A
PRODUCTION BOOST THAT COULD MEAN LOWER PRICES,.
GET MORE ON OUR WEBSITE CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.... ED CRANE, CBS
(wipe to stocks)
[WIPE TO STOCKS]
Severe weather is making news just outside Denver, Colorado--
Here are some dramatic pictures of a tornado that hit the area, toppling buildings.
One of the twisters damaged some apartment complexes under construction.
Construction worker Bob Wheeler saw the storm coming, and hid inside a construction trailer.
But the trailer did little to protect him from the tornado.
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[IN Q=i SAW]
((BOB WHEELER/CONSTRUCTION WORKER: ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Wheeler/Construction Worker;]
[OUT Q=going to die]
In nearby towns, roofs were ripped off of buildings and trees were up- rooted.
A Franklin County man's murder and D-U-I trial is being moved because of pre-trial publicity.
William Fitzgerald is charged with second degree murder while driving under the influence.
Last November, his car struck Ellen Schenker's vehicle head-on ... killing her and injuring her son.
Judge William Alexander seated a jury for the case ... then dismissed it.
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[SOT 1:28:47 - :59]
[IN Q=I think that]
((JUDGE WILLIAM ALEXANDER: I THINK THAT THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT IF I WERE TO TRY THIS CASE TODAY THAT THIS CASE WOULD BE REVERSED BY AN APPELLATE COURT BASED ON THE EXTENSIVE PRE-TRIAL PUBLICITY.))
[SUPER=01-William Alexander/Franklin Co. Circuit Court Judge;]
[OUT Q=pre-trial publicity.]
In early reports, authorities attributed the accident to alcohol.
Fitzgerald's blood alcohol content was only POINT- ZERO - ONE, well UNDER the legal limit ... but prosecutors say he had too much of the anti-anxiety drug Librium in his system to drive.
His lawyers contend his medication was improperly dispensed to him.
The case has been TEMPORARILY set for October 17th in Danville... but defense attorneys say they'll make a motion to have it tried even farther away.
A local grocery store is coming under fire from residents in one Roanoke neighborhood...
Citizen complaints are one reason the Sunnyside Market in Old Southwest may lose its license to sell beer and wine.
The Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control has also filed alcohol violations against the business.
Some residents say Sunnyside's alcohol sales contribute to what they call the unsightly and criminal behavior that plagues the area.
Supporters of the family owned and operated business says it provides basic needs from a convenient location.
A judge heard from both sides in an administrative hearing - - he's expected to decide the license status is seven to ten days.
The jury hearing the case of Elizabeth Faranacci heard a tape yesterday of her confessing to the crime- while talking to an undercover officer.
Prosecutors say she committed one murder to cover up another.
Farinacci is accused of shooting her husband to death last February.
Authorities say Frank Farinacci was ready to confess about the couple's involvement in the apparent murder of a Nelson County man four years ago.. and that Elizabeth killed him to keep him quiet.
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[IN Q=She said]
((CHRISTINA LAMONDS/FRIEND: SHE SAID SHE HAD TAKEN CARE.. ...CLEANED THE GUN.))
[OUT Q=cleaned the gun.]
Faranacci maintains motorcycle gang members committed the crime.
The trial resumes today.
An e-bay scam will cost a Grayson County man up to nearly 6 years in prison and more than one- hundred thousand dollars.
Back in June, 28-year old Michael Paul Jackson pled guilty to cheating more than one hundred e-Bay customers.
A federal judge yesterday gave him the maximum sentence.
The judge agreed with prosecutors that Jackson had obstructed justice and failed to accept responsibility for his actions.
As baseball fans hold their breath, both sides are trying to avert a strike that could shut down the national past- time.
Management and player sources say there's been some progress, but it might not be fast enough to save today's games.
Teri Okita reports.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gene Orza/Players' Representative; :17]
[SUPER=01-Chipper Jones/Atlanta Braves' Outfielder; :50]
[SUPER=01-Steve Hirsch/Baseball Fan; 1:14 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:18]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, New York.]
BASEBALL FANS MAY SEE THEIR SEASON END BEFORE THE LAST PITCH IS EVER
THROWN. WITH THE CLOCK TICKING DOWN TO A POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
NEGOTIATORS FOR THE OWNERS AND THE PLAYERS ARE STILL AT ODDS OVER TWO
MAJOR STICKING POINTS ... AND THEY BOTH INVOLVE MONEY.
(SOT: GENE ORZA, PLAYER'S REP)
WHILE INSIDERS SAY BOTH SIDES SEEM TO BE MAKING CONCESSIONS, THE
DOLLAR-AMOUNTS ARE STILL FAR APART.
TAKE THE ISSUE OF REVENUE SHARING. OWNERS WANT TO INCREASE IT ... SAYING
IT WOULD GIVE BASEBALL'S POOREST TEAMS A GREATER SHARE OF THE WEALTH NOW
ENJOYED BY THE RICHEST.
AND SO FAR IT'S A SWING AND A MISS ON A PROPOSED LUXURY TAX ---
SOMETHING THE OWNERS SAY WILL CURB THE SPENDING HABITS OF HIGH-PAYROLL
TEAMS. BUT THE PLAYERS DETECT A HIDDEN SALARY CAP.
(SOT: CHIPPER JONES/BRAVES OUTFIELDER)
"There are a lot of people who fought to give me the ... that same
AND ALL THIS TALK OF MONEY BY BASEBALL'S MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES
HAS MADE IT HARD FOR MANY TO ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM.
(SOT: STEVE HIRSCH/) - 14;28:03
"The fans have a voice and we're not going to stand for this, and we
want you guys to stop this strike and get on with baseball."
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK
Investigators are now saying that a fire Wednesday night in Salem was arson.
48-year old James Earl Potts of Elliston is charged with setting fire to a home in the 16-hundred block of McCauley Avenue shortly before 11.
Two people were home at the time but escaped without injuries.
Authorities say the house appears to be a total loss.
Vehicles on the property were also damaged.
Potts was found by Montgomery County authorities and charged with arson and threatening to burn an occupied dwelling.
He's in jail without bond.
In business news this morning,
United Airlines wants employees to approve cutting labor costs more than a billion dollars annually for the next 6 years as part of its restructuring plan.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
GOOD MORNING THIS FRIDAY THE 30 OF AUGUST.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
IT LOOKS AS IF RESTRICTIONS ON FOREIGN FLIGHTS ON SEPTEMBER 11TH
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT IS BACKING AWAY FROM THE IDEA.
THE PENTAGON HAD WANTED TO RESTRICT FOREIGN-OWNED COMMERCIAL
AIRCRAFT FROM FLYING IN AND OUT OF NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, AND OVER THE
CRASH SITE IN SOMMERSET COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.
AN INTERNATIONAL TREATY BARS SINGLING OUT FOREIGN CARRIERS.
-------------------------- U-S AIRWAYS FACES SOME RESTRICTIONS..
FROM IN HOUSE.
MECHANICS THERE HAVE REJECTED COST CUTTING THAT COULD HAVE HELPED
THE AIRLINE WIN ITS FEDERAL LOAN GUARANTEE. THE
BANKRUPT AIRLINE SAYS AN EIGHT PERCENT PAY CUT SAVED IT 65 MILLION
UNITED AIRLINES IS ASKING ITS UNIONS TO GIVE UP ONE AND A HALF
BILLION DOLLARS IN WAGES TO BYPASS A TRIP TO THE BANKRUPTCY GATE.
EARLIER THIS MONTH, PILOTS SHELVED THE VOTE ON A PACKAGE THAT
WOULD HAVE SAVED $520 MILLION .
ON WALL STREET LOOK FOR REACTION TO JULY PERSONAL INCOME AND
AND THE REVISED AUGUST CONSUMER SENTIMENT SURVEY FROM THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
LOOKING FAT AND HAPPY AT KRISPY KREME...
THE DOUGHNUT CHAIN SAYS IT EARNED EIGHT-POINT-NINE MILLION
DOLLARS IN THE SECOND QUARTER.
THAT'S AN INCREASE OF 50 PERCENT FROM A YEAR EARLIER, IT EXPANDED
INTO NEW MARKETS AND INCREASED SALES IN EXISTING STORES.
THE CHAIN NOW OPERATES 233 STORES. CHOW DOWN!
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
In health check this morning -
If your child's backpack weighs too much... it could lead to a number of back and muscle problems.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
[IN Q=A recent study found that nearly 80 percent]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Moore/Carilion Pediatric Medicine;15]
[OUT Q=in their back pack]
Doctor Moore says both straps should always be worn with the backpack, the ones with padded shoulder pads are the best.
The "Artist of the Millennium" was crowned last in New York City--
And the current "King of Controversy" picked up four trophies at the M-T-V Video Music Awards.
Dave Browde has all the highlights from the show.
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[SUPER=01-Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas/T. L. C.; :42]
[SUPER=01-Michael Jackson/"Artist of the Millennium"; :55 SUPER QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Eminem/"Video of the Year" Winner; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/CBS News; 1:18]
[OUT Q=Browde, CBS News, New York.]
(font: Courtesy: MTV)
THE VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.
A SHOW NOT JUST ABOUT WHO WINS AND WHO LOSES.
AS MUCH ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO WHO'S WEARING WHAT AND WHO'S WITH WHO.
(NATS OF SPRINGSTEEN)
THE SHOW STARTED WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN PERFORMING HIS NEW SONG 'THE
RISING' WHICH TOUCHES ON THE EMOTIONS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH.
(NATS OF GIULIANI)
LATER ON FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI RECEIVED A STANDING
OVATION WHEN HE TOOK THE STAGE TO INTRODUCE SHERYL CROW. THE SINGER
PERFORMED A SONG DEDICATED TO NEW YORKERS.
(NATS OF SONG)
EMOTIONS ALSO RAN HIGH DURING A TRIBUTE TO T-L-C WHO LOST THEIR MOST
DYNAMIC MEMBER, LISA "LEFT EYE" LOPES, IN A CAR CRASH IN HONDURAS.
(SOT-Rozonda ``Chilli'' Thomas/TLC)
``This is so hard because it's a reality check because there's only two
of us up here, and she's so missed,''
THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE SHOW CAME WHEN BRITNEY SPEARS PRESENTED
MICHAEL JACKSON WITH THE AWARD FOR 'ARTIST OF THE MILLENIUM'.
(SOT-MICHAEL JACKSON/'ARITIST OF THE MILLENIUM')
``this is really amazing, I cant believe it''.
AND EMINEM WAS THE BIG WINNER OF THE NIGHT TAKING HOME FOUR AWARDS
INCLUDING VIDEO OF THE YEAR.
BUT THE MAN WHO RAPS ABOUT CONTROVERSY ALSO CREATED A LITTLE.
AFTER BEING BOOED BY THE CROWD EMINEM TOOK HIS ANGER OUT ON TECHNO STAR
(SOT-EMINEM/WINNER, "VIDEO OF THE YEAR")
``Keep booeing little girl, I will hit a man with glasses.''
JUST ANOTHER YEAR AT THE M-T-V VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.
DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.