Next on News Seven-- President
Clinton says America won't rest until those responsible for the bombing in
Saudi Arabia are brought to justice.
The future of Rubatex hangs in the balance for management and workers.
The union voted down the company's latest offer.
And First Baptist Church celebrates the Fourth of July a little early.
The News is Next!
President Clinton says America won't
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rest until those responsible for the bombing in Saudi Arabia are brought to
He spoke to survivors at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
The future of Rubatex hangs in the balance for management and workers.
The union voted down the company's offer while management tries to decide
whether or not to move part of the plant to Arkansas.
And First Baptist Church members ushered in the Fourth of July in a grand
We'll bring you that story and more at eleven.
President Clinton says America won't rest until those responsible for the
bombing in Saudi Arabia are brought to justice.
Today, the President and others remembered the victims from last week's
Dave Fehling has the story from Eglin Air Force base.
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(( The wounded were wheeled into front row spots.
Their discomfort was obvious, made worse by the Florida mid-summer
They and three thousand others crowded into a hanger at Eglin Air
Force base to honor the twelve men of the 33 fighter wing killed in the
terrorist attack on the living quarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
LYNNE HUGHES/FRIEND OF VICTIM
President Clinton, just back from the economic summit where
terrorism was thrust to the top of the agenda, said that the airmen , unlike
victims of a traditional battle, died at the hands of the new enemy.
In Dharan, the security perimeter of concrete barricades was moved
out another 300 feet and plans were made to move u-s personnel to interior
buildings of the compound.
But for Staff Sargent Eric Ziegler, who survived the attack with
gashes and bruises, expanding the security zone is of little comfort.
SGT. ERIC ZIEGLER/VICTIM
Later in the day, another base another service, this one at Patrick Air
Force Base near cape canaveral, where six airmen who died were stationed.
Dave Fehlng/Eglin Air Force Base: The president again vowed the United
States would find and punish the terrorsts..and the saudi government,
criticized in the past by U-S offiicals, said it would cooperate fully with the
Dave Fehling CBS News Eglin Air Force Base Florida.))
The future of jobs at the Rubatex plant in Bedford is still in question.
The United Rubber Workers Local 2-40 voted down the company's offer by a
slim margin-- 221 to 219.
The union's contract does NOT run out until September of '97.
But the company officials asked union members to be open minded about
The company is at a cross roads and today's vote may help management decide
if it should move part of its operation to Arkansas.
Union members say the proposal called for mandatory overtime and took away
the seniority of some workers.
They say these are two reasons the union turned down the contract.
Workers at the Rubatex make foam rubber products such as scuba outfits and
Company officials declined to comment.
In Lynchburg, union workers at Delta Star have been without a contract for
almost a week.
The workers will meet with management before deciding if they will strike.
This morning the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 21-73
turned down the companies latest offer with a vote of 43 to 34.
Dan Hughes, the union president, says many of the workers with more
seniority were dissatisfied with the wage increases for the junior employees.
He also said some workers had problems with the change of hours-- it
requires them to arrive at work 45 minutes early.
The union has to give Delta Star a week notice before striking.
Their old contract expired midnight Tuesday.
The last time union members went on strike was the summer of '93-- that was
for about six weeks.
The company builds electrical transformers.
A man is dead after a two- vehicle accident this afternoon in Amherst
State Police say Dennis Pippin of Nelson County rear-ended a car with his
The trucked then flipped.
It happened around four on Route 29.
Pippin died at Lynchburg General.
The two people in the other car were not seriously injured.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast,
Some Roanoke entrepeneurs are really making lots of DOUGH-- so much in fact
that they have opened a second bagel shop!
Some Clifton Forge residents are unhappy about a new trash dumping site--
they say it's right in their backyard.
We'll have that story and more but first let's check in with Kimberly.
Kimberly in Wx office
Warm and humid tonight as we wrap up the weekend.
Aside from a few scattered storms over the next day or so... the shortened
work week is shaping up quite nicely.
Today was wasn't bad either-- let's check out the numbers....
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Some Clifton Forge residents are talking trash.
They say city officials are taking advantage of them by setting up a
temporary- trash- transfer- station in their back-yards.
These residents say one day, without notice, this industrial dumpster just
They later learned the city lot was going to be used as a temporary- trash-
They say the site decreases their property values.
And that the elderly and children will be adversely affected by the smell
and rodents attracted by the trash.
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(( JIMMY ANGLE/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IT'S AN INDUSTRIAL CONTAINER. IT'S
SITTING IN A HOLE THAT'S NOT CONCRETE LINED AND DOESN'T HAVE ANY KIND OF SAFETY
FEATURES. THE CONTAINER ITSELF HAS SOME CRACKS. IF IT RAINS IN THE NEXT FEW
DAYS WITH SOME TRASH IN IT IT WILL RUN ALL THAT STUFF.
VICKI SHAFFER/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IT'S A STRAIGHT SHOT FROM OUR DECK.
WHEN WE HAVE COOKOUTS, WE HAVE A POOL WE'VE INVESTED IN, WE JUST PUT A NEW
CEDAR FENCE UP AND THAT'S WHAT WE SEE.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Angle/Clifton Forge Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Vicki Shaffer/Clifton Forge Resident; :15
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City officials say their backs are against the wall and the station is a
The city was supposed to be hauling trash to an Alleghany transfer station
but that station is not yet operational.
Councilman Jack Simpson says they have a permit to run the temporary
Council has an executive meeting tomorrow and Simpson says he hopes they
will address some of the residents concerns.
Some area plants are losing jobs.
And the states biggest industrial polluter is in our region.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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GE PROTEST LBRAW 48:00
A number of former G-E workers remain unhappy with their pension plans,
saying they're underfunded.
This week they took to the streets in a nationwide protest.
ROCK TENN LBRAW 50:32
The Rock-Tenn Company is cutting its Lynchburg operations by 70 people.
The paperboard maker will close one of the three plants it has in the Hill
City and transfer the work to New Jersey for efficiency reasons.
WESTVACO FILE LBRAW 48:36
Westvaco's Covington plant tops the new list of Virginia's largest
Westvaco notes its toxic releases are DOWN 76- pecent since 1988, and the
removal of acetone as a reportable emission has kept some major chemical
producers out of the top 10.
DUPONT LBRAW 51:36
The Dupont nylon plant in Henry County says chances are it will have to
close in the next few years because it can't keep up with lower pricing by
More than 600 hourly workers would be affected.
RUBATEX FILE LBRAW 52:58
And in Bedford, half of the 600 wage earners at Rubatex may lose their jobs.
The rubber products company is considering transferring the positions to
another plant in Arkansas.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
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In other business...
News- 7 has learned that Yokohama Tire of Salem is losing one of its biggest
clients-- Price Costco.
Employees at Yokohama say the loss of Price Costco equals to about a third
of the tires produced each year.
The line will be phased out over the next year.
Jim Hawk, the plant manager in Salem, says there should NOT be an immediate
impact and there are NO plans for layoffs at least for now.
Baking bagels has been a boom for one Roanoke couple.
Hal and Joanne Stern recently opened their second restauraunt.
The owners say their new shop on the Downtown market is an opportunity to
reach more customers.
Denise Allen takes us inside the bagel baking business.
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SUPER=01-Hal Stern/Five-Boro Owner; :54
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IN Q=WE'VE BEEN
((JOANNE STERN/FIVE BORO OWNER: WE'VE BEEN EATING BAGELS ALL OUR LIVES SO WE
KNOW WHAT A GOOD BAGEL TASTES LIKE. SO THAT'S WHAT WE STARTED FROM AND WE
WANTED TO HAVE THAT BAGEL AND THAT FLAVOR.))
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Evidently it's a flavor Roanoke Valley residents enjoy.
The Sterns say business is so good at their first store that it was time to
make their baked goods available to more people.
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((JOANNE STERN: WE CHOSE THE DOWNTOWN AREA BECAUSE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE
ROANOKE VALLEY COULD GET HERE PRETTY EASILY.))
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The Sterns say making bagels is an art.
They say weather conditions effect the dough, so the baker is constantly
making adjustments to the recipe.
They feel these creative adjustments are what makes their business a
success--that and a friendly atmosphere.
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Moving into the new Roanoke City Market location took more work and money
The building is more than a hundred years old and needed electrical and
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((HAL STERN/FIVE BORO OWNER: BESIDES CLEANING UP THE BRICKS AND RESEALING
THEM, WE HAD TO RE-POOR ALL THE FLOORS BECAUSE THE BUILDING IS ON A SLOPE. WE
HAD TO FLATTEN IT OUT SO THE EQUIPMENT WOULD WORK PROPERLY.))
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Room for this huge kitchen was a major selling point.
The Sterns say they plan to increase production to meet the needs of a
growing wholesale business.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Coming up a little later in the broadcast--
We'll meet Miss Virginia 19-96...
a Roanoke church has an early Fourth of July celebration.
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We'll have that and more when News 7 continues.
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Michelle Kang's birthday present came early this year.
The Fredericksburg native beat out 23 other contestants to win the Miss
Virginia crown on the eve of her birthday.
SOT last night
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OUT Q=Michelle Kang
This was the scene last night as Kang won and goes on to represent Virginia
in the Miss America Pageant.
The William and Mary graduate says during her reign she will try to increase
child abuse awareness.
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IN Q=I THINK
((MICHELLE KANG/MISS VIRGINIA: I THINK WE'VE BEEN FOCUSING SO HARD ON FIXING
THE PROBLEM AFTER IT'S OCCURRED THAT WE NEED TO REFOCUS FROM INTERVENTION TO
PREVENTION AND THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL PREVENTION PROGRAMS OUT THERE THAT
REALLY FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING FAMILY AND STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY AND REALIZING
EVERY CHILD IS IMPORTANT.))
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Kang says she plans to use the 13-thousand dollar scholarship to attend law
She hopes to become a children's policy advocate for a national child
Kang will represent the state in September at the Miss America Pageant in
For your holiday planning purposes-- the Fourth of July forecast looks
As for what the rest of the month holds-- let's find out in the July
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Music up through Wx-Tape to break
The Salem Avalanche wrapped up a four game series tonight against the Durham
Bulls at Memorial Stadium.
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A big crowd including a couple of young guys at the game.
The Avalanche took the early lead. Nate Holdren hit this shot to the wall
in left field John Guidice rounds the bases from first to score 1 to nothing
But the Bulls come right back. Mike Mahoney hits this line drive up the
middle scoring two runners and Durham took the 2 to 1 lead in the top of the
Salem got on the board in their SUPER=34-Salem/=11/Durham/==7;half of
the second Pookie Jones rips one to the wall in right scoring two runs score
the Avalanche led the game 3 to 2 and Salem wins it 11 to 7.
David Wells pitched a four hitter and Brady Anderson belted his 27-th
homer as Baltimore beat New York 9 to 1.
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The Orioles scored in their half of the first. Rafael Palmiero hits this
double to left field Cal Ripken rounds the bases from first to score and
Baltimore took the 1 to nothing lead.
Leading 3 to nothing, Luis Polonia hits a fly ball that drops in right
field for a single scoring Bobby Bonilla and B.J. Surhoff and the Orioles led 5
Then in the top of the seventh SUPER=35-Baltimore/==9/New
York/==1;Brady Anderson, who leads the league in homers, belts this three run
shot to deep right field Baltimore led 9 to nothing and the Orioles win it 9 to
Jeff Blauser's two run homer capped a three run seventh innings as the
Braves beat the Marlins 5 to 4.
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Braves pitcher John Smoltz soaks his sore thumb in a cup of ice water.
Then in the Braves first third baseman Chipper Jones hits this high fly to
center field Marquis Grissom tags at third to score the Braves led 1 to
But The Marlins rallied, In the third Jeff Conine sends this pitch over the
wall in left field for a two run homer his 14-th and the Marlins led 4 to 1.
Blauser put the Braves ahead for SUPER=35-Atlanta/==5/Florida/==4;good
in the seventh he belts this two run homer his 10-th of the season and the
Braves come back to beat the Marlins 5 to 4.
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The fans were out in St. Louis today as the Cardinals hosted the Pirates.
And in the bottom of the first Ron Gant belts this two run homer his 11-th
of the year to lead the Cards over the Pirates.
For all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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OUT Q=...PRINCE WILLIAM."
And coming up, The Riverdawgs win at home this afternoon Dot Bolling is the
Lynwood Ladies Invitational champion.
And D.A. Weibring is the champion of the Greater Hartford open.
Aaron Ewert turned away ever shot he faced in goal this afternoon as the
Roanoke Riverdawgs shutout the Philadelphia Freedom 4 to nothing.
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The Fans enjoying the sun during the afternoon showdown.
Roanoke goalie Aaron Ewert was on fire in the net. On this play he makes
the save on a shot just to the side of the net and the game remained scoreless.
The Riverdawgs answered the save. Ian Spooner gets out on the break away
and rolls it by the Freedom goalie for the score and a one to nothing Roanoke
Ewert comes up with another big
SUPER=34-Roanoke/==4/Philadelphia/==0;save just before the half blocking this
shot up in the air and catching it for the save and Roanoke goes on to win the
game 4 to nothing.
Earlier this year D.A. Weibring was not able to play golf because of
Bell's Palsy but today he won the P-G-A's Greater Hartford Open.
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After the turn, Weibring made a birdie at the 10-th hole and he knocked
down one at the 16-th hole to shoot a 31 on the back.
Weibring finished up in fine fashion this birdie putt at 18 gave him a
final round 67 and his total of 270, 10 under par was good enough for a four
stroke win over Tom Kite.
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((D.A. WEIBRING/GREATER HARTFORD OPEN WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-D.A. Weibring/Greater Hartford Open Winner; :
OUT Q=....you very much."
GRAPHIC=Hold PGA Logo
Japan's Isao Aoki held on to his third round lead to win the Seniors
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Aoki pulled away from the field on the final 27 holes and finished the
tournament at 15 under par five shots in front of Mike Hill and Rocky Thompson
who tied for second place at 10 under.
J.C. Snead tied for third place with Jay Sigel at 9 under par.
Roanoke's Dot Bolling picked up her second local win of the season.
Bolling shot a 72 today to win the Lynwood Ladies Invitational in Martinsville.
Fran Hensley shot 75 today to take second place at 148. Kim Rhodes was
third at 152 and Sara Cole of Virginia Beach tied two ladies for third place at
Last night at New River only 18 cars made up the field for the Late Model
stock race, and Mike Stevens says that low number has been the "Norm" so far
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SUPER=01-Rodney "Six Pack" Cundiff/Late Model Ford Driver; :20
SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Late Model Chevy Driver; :32
SUPER=01-Tim McGuire/1998 Track Champion; :42
SUPER=01-Ronnie Thomas/1990 Track Champion; 1:18
SUPER=01-Ronnie Snoddy/Track Owner & Promoter; 1:27
SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/Late Model Chevy Driver; 1:56
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Terry Labonte made his move with 12 laps to go and he takes the checkered
flag winning the Watkins Glen 200.
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And Terry Labonte continued his dominance of the road course. Labonte held
off Todd Bodine over the final 10 laps of the race to win the Watkins Glen 200
his third straight victory at the Track.
And Labonte credits the victory to changes his father, who is crew chief,
made to the car yesterday.
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((TERRY LABONTE/WATKINS GLEN 200 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Watkins Glen 200 Winner; :
OUT Q=......for us."
Red, white and blue decked the halls of Roanoke's First Baptist Church
tonight for an early independence Day celebration.
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The choir and orchestra performed a number of patriotic songs.
Some old favorites and some contemporary arrangements.
The church was decorated with banners, American flags and hundreds of
The choir is made up of some 170 voices.