The F-B-I may have some new clues in Last week's bomb attack in Saudi
And Russia President Boris Yeltsin makes a T-V appearance to dispel reports
of poor health two days before his runoff election.
Typical July weather is right on schedule, as we look toward hot, hazy and
humid conditions that have already set off some showers.
The complete and detailed forecast is coming up.
Don't go away, the news is next.
The F-B-I is checking out a possible new clue in the bombing of a U-S
barracks in Saudi Arabia.
An Air Force official says a Saudi woman had a run-in with the driver of a
suspicious truck near the installation two weeks before the attack.
Saudi police have a record, including a license number.
Meantime, security is getting tighter at the bombing site.
Huge concrete barriers have been moved closer to some of the housing on the
Mark Phillips has more.
IN Q=The American housing
SUPER=03-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
SUPER=07-Brig. Gen. Terry Schwalier;
SUPER=07-Major Bob Dewald;
SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:22
OUT Q=Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
The American housing complex at Dhahran was never designed with security
in mind-- in fact sitting exposed in the desert, it's a terrorist's drean
American authorities had been trying to make it safer even before last week's
bombing by moving this security fencing further away from the buildings.
But the Saudis had objected because it would turn a parking lot and a
playground into a buffer zone and encroach on a new mosque they're building.
Keeping Americans away from Saudis is a major priority here.
BRIG GEN TERRY SCHWALIER:WE WANTED IT TO BE MOVED BACK PROBABLY ALL THE WAY
THROUGH THE PARKING LOT IS
WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR THAT SEEMED TO BE THE MOST CONVENIENT PLACE BECAUSE
IT IS A PUBLIC AREA ON THE OTHER SIDE."
And what was the Saudi response?
"Again it was a public area and initial...no."
Now, finally, a new row of low concrete barriers has been installed.
And patrols have been increased along the perimeter. But is the base now
safe? Not according it its new head of security.
MAH BOB DEWALD:WELL WE ALL KNOW ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE. WE'RE NOT GOING
TO BE ABLE TO 100 PERCENT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF THIS BASE ANYTIME OR ANY
BASE IN THE WORLD ANYWHERE. I'M CONVINCED SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE WEDENSDAY THAT
WE'VE GOTTEN COOPERATION FOR SECURITY TO MOVE THE BARRIERS BACK TO WHAT WE
THINK IS A SAFE DISTANCE."
American and Saudi authorities are aruging-- mostly through the media now--
about who asked what security measures when.
It's all a large embarrassment
when the official line is that both countries are cooperating both in future
security requirements and in the investigation into this bombing. Mark
Phillips, CBS News Dhahran, Saudi Arabi.))
Today is the last day for campaigning in the Russian Presidential run-off.
And amid speculation about his health, President Boris Yeltsin appeared on
Russian television today.
Looking a bit tired, he urgeed Russians to go to the polls on Wednesday.
It's the first time Yeltsin had been seen in 4 days.
Workers at the Rubatex plant in Bedford have rejected the company's request
for contract concessions.
The United Rubber Workers Local 2-40 voted it down by a margin of just two
votes - 221 to 219.
The current agreement does NOT run out until next year.
But company officials had asked union members to be open minded about
contract changes, and are now said to be considering moving part of the Bedford
operation out of state.
Rubatex officials say the company is at a cross roads. Yesterday's vote may
help management decide if it should move nearly 300 jobs to Arkansas.
Union members say the proposal called for mandatory overtime and took away
the seniority of some workers.
They indicated those are two reasons for the close vote against the
The more than 800 workers at Rubatex make foam rubber products such as scuba
outfits and doormats.
There will be "no" change at the top of the power structure in Lynchburg
The city council's Republican majority saw to that this morning during an
Democrat Junius Haskins nominated himself for both the mayor and vice
mayor's post, but was defeated both times on a strictly party-line vote.
IN Q=Obviously I was
((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: OBVIOUSLY I WAS POLITICALLY UNWORTHY
AND THAT'S WHY, ONCE AGAIN, I WAS SNUBBED. BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THE
PEOPLE AND WHETHER I'M MAYOR OR VICE MAYOR OR ANYTHING ELSE, THAT'S MY JOB. SO
I AM DOING THE JOB OF THE MAYOR AND THE VICE MAYOR BY RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS
OF THE PEOPLE AND NOT TO A PARTY.))
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
OUT Q=not to a party.
Republicans voted to allow Jim Whitaker to serve another two years as
They also installed Bob Davenport in the vice mayor's chair, replacing
fellow Republican Bill McRorie.
TAPE# 96-52; edit of 96-38 (Halifax Drugs)
Drug charges have been filed for the second time against a Halifax County
elementary school teacher.
37- year- old Dorothy Ferrell was arrested and charged with crack cocaine
possession early Sunday.
Halifax County Sheriffs officials said she had cocaine and a crack pipe.
The second grade teacher was arrested in Halifax County in Birchland Park
along with three others.
She's being held in the Charlotte County Jail.
In April, Ferrell and 40- year old Jerry Ragsdale, a school custodian, were
taken into custody for cocaine possesion.
First Lady Hillary Clinton arrived in Romania today, kicking-off a
seven-nation tour of central and eastern Europe.
Her day began with a trip to University Square in the center of Bucharest,
where crowds had once gathered at the overthrow of communism in 19-89.
Mrs. Clinton is expected to meet the Romanian president today and visit a
clinic for children with Aids.
A spokesman says the trip is aimed at highlighting progress made in the
region and the challenges still to be tackled.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon-
Some Clifton Forge residents aren't thrilled with the temporary dump in
and a new jet service has landed at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
We'll take you to its debut when News 7 returns.
music up full
A 28-year-old man was crushed to death in Wythe County over the weekend
while working in an elevator shaft.
Ted Harrison Logan, Junior of Missouri was working for a contractor putting
an elevator into a new hotel being built in Wythe County.
State police say Logan was in the bottom of the shaft when a chain that was
holding a three- ton steel pipe above him broke.
Logan was crushed to death, and buried for almost two hours until rescuers
were able to lift the pipe.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
The world's first law providing terminally ill patients with assistance to
die went into effect today in Australia's Northern Territory.
However, it was immediately challenged in the territory's Supreme Court.
The Northern Territory government says the challenges are an attack on
rights as an autonomous region within Australia, and it will support
doctors who perform euthanasia without the law.
Under the new laws, terminally ill patients can receive a lethal injection
with assistance from their doctor.
A computer-controlled device will enable patients to deliver the lethal dose
themselves after responding to a series of on-screen questions.
IN Q=You will cause
((YOU WILL CAUSE A LETHAL INJECTION TO BE GIVEN WITHIN 30 SECONDS AND WILL DIE.
DO YOU WISH TO PROCEED, YES OR NO...?
OUT Q=yes or no.
Anti-euthanasia "right-to-life" groups staged small rallies in several
Australian cities today, protesting the new laws.
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 they think the elderly and children will be adversely affected by the
smell and rodents attracted by the trash.
IN Q=IT'S AN INDUSTRIAL
(( 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
OUT Q= WHAT WE SEE
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 today and Simpson says he hopes they will
address some of the residents' concerns.
A new commuter plane service is taking off from the Roanoke Regional Airport
Comair is introducing its new state of the art jet.
Airline officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to introduce
They believe this service is good business for the valley.
IN Q=Comair feels that the
((SUSAN OSSIM/COMAIR REPRESENTATIVE: COMAIR FEELS THAT THE ROANOKE AREA CAN
CERTAINLY SUPPORT OUR JET. IT'S A FIFTY PASSENGER JET THAT TWO BY TWO SEATING.
SO THERE'S NOT A MIDDLE SEAT. IT'S VERY COMFORTABLE AND WITH THE STRONG
CORPORATE BASE HERE AND ALSO THE LEISURE TRAVELLER THEY'LL FIND THIS JET TO BE
SUPER=01-Susan Ossim/ComAir Representative;
OUT Q=be very comfortable.
The jet will make daily fights to major cities throughout the east coast,
south, and mid-west.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When we return-
A Roanoke couple sees bagels as their recipe for success,
and a very successful graduate from the College of William and Mary is the
newly crowned Miss Virginia.
We'll talk to her when we return.
A new Miss Virginia was crowned this past weekend.
Michelle Kang is a native of Fredricksburg, and graduated from the College
of William and Mary.
She joins us now on her second full day as Miss Virginia.
SUPER=01-Michelle Kang/Miss Virginia;
( I understand during your reign you plan to spend time talking about child
abuse prevention and increasing abuse awareness, you've already had a great
deal experience in this area as a court appointed specail advocate for
Tell us about your experience with this?
Did you have any doubts about entering the pageant after last year's
Through the years the pageant has evolved in its diversity, do you feel any
significance being the first Asian American Miss Virginia.
There have been a few African American Miss America's, but there has never
been an Asian American winner, do you think this could be the year?)
SUPER=04-WSLS TV; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night; :07
(ad lib toss to patrick)
TAPE# edit of 96-42
One Roanoke couple sees bagels as works of art.
They should--prompted by a boom in business, Hal and Joanne Stern have just
opened their second Five Boro bagel shop.
They decided to locate on the Market in downtown Roanoke because of its
accessibility. The Sterns believe experience is paying off for them.
SOT 1:40:28 cover with some b-roll
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.))
SUPER=01-Joanne Stern/Five-Boro Owner; **QUICK**
OUT Q=AND THAT FLAVOR.
The Sterns say bagel making is more complicated than most people think.
Weather conditions effect the dough, so the baker is constantly making
adjustments to the recipe.
The new Five Boro location is in a building which is is more than 100 years
old and needed electrical and plumbing work.
A common mistake made by new investors is being too careful.
Many keep a large percentage of their money in savings accounts, CD's, and
other safe havens.
Len Besthoff explains in Common Sense how not taking ENOUGH risk can eat
away at your hard earned money.
IN Q=In this week's
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards; :20
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE 16:14:02
IN Q=In this week's edition
((In this week's edition of Common Sense, George Brammer with A-G Edwards will
tell us why it's also important not to be too conservative with your
OUT Q=with your investments.
IN Q=Being too
((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: BEING TOO CONSERVATIVE CAN REALLY BE VERY
COSTLY. INFLATION HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND REMAINS A PROBLEM. AT TODAYS RATE,
INFLATION IS THREE TO FOUR PERCENT. YOU HAVE TO INVEST IN A WAY THAT YOU'RE
NET RETURN IS GREATER THAN THE INFLATION RATE. SO IF YOUR RETURN ON YOUR MONEY
IS FIVE PERCENT AND INFLATION IS THREE PERCENT AND YOU HAVE TO PAY TAXES ON
THAT MONEY, THEN YOU'RE LOSING GROUND. SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE BALANCE IN YOUR
PORTFOLIO. YOU CAN'T BE TOO CONSERVATIVE OR TOO CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE TO TAKE
SOME RISK WITH SOME OF YOUR MONEY. AND THAT'S WHERE A GOOD MUTUAL FUND OR A
GOOD GROWTH COMPANY COMES INTO PLAY.))
OUT Q=into play.
SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE TOT
IN Q=That's this
((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.
On Wall Street, stocks are starting the second half of the year on
the plus side.
At noon, the Dow was UP almost 25 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Coming up in sports-
The Salem Avalanche rolled over the Durham Bulls last night,
and the RiverDawgs net a win from the Philadelphia Freedom.
We'll have the scores when we return.
MUSIC UP FULL
After being unable to play golf earlier in the year because of Bell's Palsy,
D.A. Weibring yesterday went on to win the P-G-A's Greater Hartford Open.
SUPER=03-Cromwell, CT/CBS SPORTS; :
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 with this birdie putt at 18 It
gave him a final round 67 and his a total of 270, 10 under par - good enough
for a four stroke win over Tom Kite.
IN Q="I'M happy to
((D.A. WEIBRING/GREATER HARTFORD OPEN WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-D.A. Weibring/Greater Hartford Open Winner; :
OUT Q=....you very much."
The Salem Avalanche is hitting the road for the next three weeks, but not
before beating the Durham Bulls at Memorial Stadium last night.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Bulls; :
The Avalanche took the early lead as Nate Holdren hits this shot to the wall
in left field.
John Guidice rounds the bases from first to score and it's 1 to nothing
But the Bulls come right back.
Mike Mahoney hits the line drive up the middle, scoring two runners and
Durham takes the 2 to 1 lead in the top of the second.
Salem gets on the board in their SUPER=34-Salem/=11/Durham/==7;half of
Pookie Jones rips one to the wall in right scoring two runs.
The Avalanche is on top 3 to 2 and goes on to win it 11 to 7.
The area's soccer team was also a winner yesterday.
Riverdawgs' goalie Aaron Ewert turned away every shot he faced as the team
shut out the Philadelphia Freedom-- four to nothing.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Riverdawgs vs Freedom;
Ewert was on fire in the net.
He makes the save on a shot just to the side of the net and the game remains
The Riverdawgs answer the save.
Ian Spooner gets out on the break-away and rolls it by the Freedom goalie
for the score and it's a one to nothing Roanoke lead.
Ewert comes up with another big
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 FOUR to nothing.
Also coming up tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE'S Health Check report--
Despite all the medications available, it's still hard for many people to
control the symptoms of allergies.
Now though, medical research has made some advancements-- in finding a
VACCINE to treat allergies.
We'll have more on the research tonight on News 7 at Five...
But before we go, they say it only happens once in a blue moon.
Well last night was the night.
If you looked in the sky around midnight you saw the blue moon.
Now, it's not really blue, and no one really knows why they call it that, but
it only comes along every two point seven years-- the second full moon in a
And that's going to do it for us today on News 7 at Noon.
Join us tonight on News 7 at Five, Six and eleven for all the days news.
Thanks for watching.