Palestinians in the West Bank are protesting against talks with Israel.
They're burning American and Israeli flags and chanting anti-Israeli slogans.
And it looks like the son of Evel Knievel may NOT be performing in Salem
this weekend after his arrest in Roanoke this week.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
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The Palestinians and Israelis may be no closer to resolving their differences
after this week's summit in Washington DC, but President Clinton is optimistic
about the impact of the talks.
IN Q=I'm convinced
((I'M CONVINCED THIS PROCESS AND THESE PARTIES ARE IN BETTER SHAPE IN THEIR
RELATION TO ONE ANOTHER THAN THEY WERE TWO DAYS AGO AND PLEASE PLEASE
GIVE US A CHANCE TO MAKE THIS THING WORK IN THE DAYS AHEAD.))
OUT Q=the days ahead.
Representatives from the two sides will meet Sunday with an American
negotiator at the Israeli-Gaza border. No deadlines were set... only a
promise to negotiate on a full time basis.
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But today Palestinians in the West Bank are demonstrating to show their
distrust in any negotiations with Israel.
Protesters are marching through the streets waving Palestinian flags and
chanting anti-Israeli slogans.
They have burnt both Israeli and American flags and set fire to a portrait of
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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The search for bodies in the Pacific Ocean is underway off the coast of
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A Peruvian jet crashed there yesterday shortly after reporting mechanical
problems as it was heading from Lima to Santiago.
Of the 70 people on board, ALL are presumed dead. 21 people boarded the
flight in Miami, four of whom were Americans.
Crews found the plane broken in two about 30 miles off shore.
Robbie Knievel is still hoping to go through with his planned motorcycle
jump this weekend in Salem, but his sponsors have pulled out after he was
arrested for public intoxication.
The son of motorcycle legend Evel Knievel was scheduled to jump over 25
cars at the Salem Civic Center.
But the event was cancelled yesterday, after his arrest in a northwest
IN Q=For the sponsors
((ROBBIE KNIEVEL: FOR THE SPONSORS AND EVERYBODY TO JUDGE ME ON WHAT HAPPENED
WHEN I WASN'T EVEN PROVEN DRUNK, I COULD SEE IF I GOT PULLED OVER FOR DRINKING
AND DRIVING DUI, OR BUSTED FOR HAVING SOME DRUGS, I MEAN I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
IF THEY WANT TO JUDGE ME AND SAY HE'S LYING, IT'S LIKE WHO CARES, I'M HERE TO
PERFORM. I'VE NEVER MISSED A SHOW IN MY ENTIRE 23 YEARS OF MY CAREER.))
OUT Q=of my career.
Knievel says he was looking for an all-night drug store, when a man led him
to a northwest Roanoke neighborhood and disappeared.
Police were called after he began knocking on doors.
Knievel denies that he was legally intoxicated, and he says police refused
to give him sobriety tests.
A Henry County community is trying to save lives by urging road
In the last four years, four people have died near a Route 220 intersection
in the county.
The most recent was Magna Vista High School coach Jim Young.
Kimberly McBroom has the story. (/////SOT/////)
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SUPER=01-Allen Pickurel/Clarence's Steak House; :43
SUPER=07-Jan Allen; 1:05
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(( Jim Young's death saddened the Henry County community.
But it also propelled many to ask when will improvements be made to this
dangerous intersection on Route 220.
((H.G. VAUGHN/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: WE STARTED THIS MOVE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO,
AFTER ONE DEATH. BEFORE WE COULD PUT IT THROUGH, THERE'S BEEN ANOTHER DEATH.
AND WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE ANOTHER DEATH BEFORE WE GET IT PUT THROUGH. ))
A citizens' group has been working with V-DOT to curb traffic hazards--
such as tractor trailers having little room to switch from southbound to
V-DOT agrees that a new intersection should be built at Water Plant Road--
easing congestion at nearby businesses.
But the county also wants a traffic light there-- which is not in V-DOT's
((ALLEN PICKUREL/CLARENCE'S STEAK HOUSE: WE SUPPORT THE LIGHT. I THINK IF WE
CAN GET A LIGHT PUT IN, I THINK IT WOULD SLOW THE TRAFFIC DOWN. ))
Two days after Coach Young's death, the county board of supervisors
adopted a resolution requesting V-DOT add a stoplight.
The latest fatality brought back memories for Jan Allen, whose son was
killed by a tractor- trailer on this road last year.
((JAN ALLEN: IT'S NOT, "WILL SOMEONE ELSE GET KILLED?" BUT IT IS "WHEN?"
BECAUSE IT IS SO OBVIOUS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN KILLED HERE. IT IS A
DEATH TRAP. ))
Kimberly McBroom, News7, Henry County.))
Canadian auto workers are on strike against General Motors.
Workers at the G-M Ontario plant left their jobs as the midnight strike
Buz Hargrove, union president, described the company's latest offer of
wages and benefits as an insult.
As many as 26- thousand workers could be effected.
U-S workers may also see a ripple effect. Eleven of G-M's fourteen U-S
assembly plants use parts made in Canada.
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Still to come in the newscast,
Sonny Bono is in HOT water over some comments he made during a recent trip
to the star city,
Mark Fuhrman makes a plea in his perjury case--
We'll find out his sentence when we come back.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter.
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Former L-A Police detective Mark Fuhrman pled no contest to lying on the
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
Faced with a felony charge of perjury and the possibility of a
gruelling trial, Fuhrman opted for a plea bargain yesterday.
Now he will be on probation for three years, pay a 200-dollar fine, and will
NOT serve jail time... But he WILL carry a felony conviction on his record.
Fuhrman's testimony that he had NOT used a racial slur in 10 years was
contradicted by FOUR defense witnesses during the OJ Simpson murder trial.
A robbery victim was stripped naked and a suspect pulled a gun on police.
It all happened at 14th and Chapman Tuesday night.
A 15- year- old says he was sitting on his own front porch a little before
one-A-M, when he was struck in the head with a gun and forced to take off all
his clothes. He told police his assailants left without taking anything.
He told NEWS 7 they took ten dollars and some cigarettes.
When police drove up across the street, a 21- year- old man turned around
and allegedly leveled a gun at them.
Police say Michael Daniel Jackson of Syracuse Avenue ran when they drew
their own weapons. No shots were fired. Police caught up with him and charged
Jackson with a variety of weapons violations.
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Pop icon-turned-congressman Sonny Bono got himself in some trouble while in
At a fund-raiser in the city earlier this week, the California Republican
said the United States uses HIT squads to support the government of Haiti.
Experts on the Caribbean nation say Bono does NOT know what he's talking
Bono admitted he did not have proof for his accusation.
He said Democrats are hiding it.
Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte -- who invited the fellow Republican --
called Bono's remarks "irresponsible" and "inappropriate."
Republican Senator John Warner is praising President Clinton for his
emergency response to Hurricane Fran.
But now, a number of federal environmental regulations are tying the hands
of Virginia farmers and landowners as they try to clean up debris.
Warner is asking FEMA director James Lee Witt and other agency heads to lift
some regulations governing navigable waterways and the lands around them.
IN Q=We need
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: WE NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THESE LAWS AND TO
INJECT SOME MORE FLEXIBILITY SO THAT THE LOCAL PEOPLE CAN RESPOND IN WHAT I
CALL A COMMON-SENSE WAY. FARMERS SAID "LOOK, IF I COULD JUST GO IN WITH MY OWN
BULLDOZER, I DON'T NEED FEDERAL HELP, BUT I NEED TO GET THOSE ROCKS OFF MY
FIELD. I CAN'T GET OUT TO FEED MY CATTLE.))
OUT Q=my cattle.
Senator Warner is also questioning whether federal relief money should be
spent rebuilding homes and businesses in the most flood-prone areas.
Lawmakers are moving closer to passing the F-A-A bill authorizing airport
improvements and new security measures.
The Senate has overcome stalling tactics that have held up the end of the
The bill has widespred support, but some Democrats, led by Senator Edward
Kennedy, had been blocking action over a provision that would make it more
difficult for employees of Federal Express to unionize.
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Still to come,
An environmental group suffers a setback in its attempt to HALT construction
of the smart highway.
Many corporations are turning to IN-house day care for children of
We'll learn about this trend when we come back.
Stay with us.
Another attempt to block construction of the "smart highway" has FAILED.
In a written opinion, Judge Jackson Kiser rejected each of the New River
Valley Greens' concerns.
Though Judge Kiser said highway planners "could have been more thorough in
their analysis of the project's environmental impact," the judge said: the
'Greens' failed to demonstrate that the impact statement "was arbitrary or
Nearly one thousand people were evacuated from a Buchanan County community
Heavy rain flooded roads and threatened a section of the Little (PRAY-ter)
Prater area near Grundy.
Authorities were afraid an earthen dam would break and send water rushing
through the area.
Some of the evacuees spent the night at Vansant Elementary School.
In this world of increasing double income families some companies are trying
to make it easier on them.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :16
SUPER=01-Robin Spicer/Working Mom; :37
SUPER=01-Terry Jackson/First Union Operations Manager; :58
SUPER=01-Ann Francis/Child Care Expert; 1:17
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Nat Sot in kitchen dispensing cereal to youngins?
Robin Spicer and her husband are up by five- thirty, dressed for work by
six, then get the kids ready for the day ahead.
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IN Q=It's a
((ROBIN SPICER/WORKING MOM: IT'S A JUGGLING ACT EVERY DAY. SOMEDAYS IT GOES
BETTER THAN OTHERS.))
OUT Q=than others.
Companies like First Union accommodate working moms like Spicer, with on
Nat Sot from daycare center
SOT lbsot tape two 02:30:35
IN Q=Employees will
((Employees will tell you that quality day care like this is by no means cheap
but you get what you pay for, and they add that getting quality supervision for
your child is not the only thing that makes a company family friendly.))
OUT Q=family friendly.
IN Q=We have
((SPICER: WE HAVE FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING IN SOME OF OUR AREAS WHERE YOU CAN WORK
FOUR 10 HOUR DAYS IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO THAT.))
OUT Q=choose to do that.
Area employers including First Union, Allstate, and Corning are on Working
Mother magazine's new list of the 100 Best Companies to work for.
For many, being family friendly makes good business sense.
SOT TAPE TWO 03:38:09
IN Q=If we
((TERRY JACKSON/FIRST UNION: IF WE CAN HELP OUR EMPLOYEES FIND A WAY NOT TO
TAKE TOO MUCH WORK HOME, AND NOT TO BRING TOO MUCH HOME TO WORK, THEN THEY'LL
OUT Q=be happier.
Ann Francis, who founded First Union's daycare center, says many employers
remain unsympathetic to working moms.
SOT TAPE THREE 13:25:39
IN Q=Lot of
((ANN FRANCIS/CHILD CARE EXPERT: LOT OF COMPANIES FOR EXAMPLE HAVE SICK LEAVE,
BUT YOU CAN ONLY USE IT FOR YOURSELF. SO YOU EITHER HAVE TO LIE WHEN YOUR
CHILD IS SICK IF YOU WANNA STAY HOME, OR YOU HAVE TO STAY HOME WITHOUT PAY.))
OUT Q=without pay.
Francis says companies can start by letting families use sick days any way
they need to.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
Educating a young child can pose quite a challenge.
But yesterday in Roanoke, a parenting expert said EARLY education will pay
dividends MUCH later in life.
Janet (POSE-man-tear) Pozmantier is the director of a Texas- based program
called Primary Prevention.
IN Q=We feel it's very important
((JANET POZMANTIER: WE FEEL IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO START EARLY, EVEN IN
KINDERGARTEN, GIVING CHILDREN THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION AND THE
POSITIVE PARENTING TECHNIQUES THAT THEY NEED SO THAT BY THE TIME THEY GROW UP
AND BECOME PARENTS, THEY WILL HAVE A FULL BAG OF TOOLS THEY CAN PULL FROM.))
SUPER=01-Janet Pozmantier/Primary Prevention Program Dir.;
OUT Q=they can pull from.
Some schools in Texas are now using the Primary Prevention program.
And (POSE-man-tear) Pozmantier says she is HOPEFUL that more schools will
follow their example.
She spoke yesterday at the Mental Health Association's Annual Parent-Child
For those of you who like to get to bed early, but want to get the latest news,
tune into News 7 Prime Time on W-E-F-C at 10. Check your local cable listings
for the station in your area. Then at 11 you can tune back to W-D-B-J for News
7 at 11.
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Tultex of Martinsville has, for several years, sold licensed apparel of the
N-F-L, N-B-A, N-H-L, and Major League Baseball.
Now it's going FULL throttle into the motorsports industry.
Tultex now owns a majority interest in Track Gear, which makes apparel
associated with racing.
It was formerly called Wide Open.
The company was formed in January between Tultex, racing legend Richard
Petty and two screen print experts.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 11 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast,
Patrick has all of your sports highlights.
Including the Yankees late night nailbiter against the Texas Rangers.
There's much more to come.
Stay with us.
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The Yankees and Rangers stayed up late last night, and when it was all over,
New York came away with a win and a 1-1 series tie.
Ranger Juan Gonzalez hit two home runs early in the game, helping Texas
build a 4-to-1 lead.
His first was caught on this OUTSTANDING barehanded grab by a Yankees fan.
Cecil Fielder led the Yankees comeback effort. He hit a solo homer and
singled in the tying run in the eighth.
The score stayed tied at 4 until the bottom of the 12th.
SUPER=35-New York/5/Texas/4/Series tied 1-1;
That's when Dean Palmer misplays the throw to first, allowing Derek Jeter to
Yankees win 5-4.
In the National league John Smoltz pitched a four hitter yesterday as the
Braves beat the Dodgers 2-to-1 in ten innings to open their best of five
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Smoltz and Dodger starter Ramon Martinez were both untouchable until the top
of the fourth when Fred McGriff lifted this sacrifice fly to deep left field.
The Dodgers would tie it at 1-all and send it to extra innings - In the top
of the 10th Jave Lopez sank the ball SUPER=35-Atlanta/2/Los Angeles/1/Braves
into the right center field seats to give the Braves the 2-to-1 win in game
The Indians are now down 2 games to none to the Orioles.
Yesterday in Baltimore the Orioles waited through a short rain delay before
Brady Anderson stepped up in the fifth and broke up the clouds with this solo
homer to right.
He hit 50 in the regular season, and two so far in the playoffs.
Anderson would also provided a little insurance in the eighth with no not
another homer but a sacrifice
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fly to plate Manny Alexander.
The Orioles win it 7-to-4. They now head to Cleveland for the next three
games needing only to win one to advance.
It is not clear what baseball umpires will do.
Roberto Alomar decided not to appeal his five-game suspension for spitting
in an umpire's face last week, which means the suspension won't start until
Umpires had previously threatened to boycott the playoffs because Alomar is
With Rodney Peete out for the season, and Opie Taylor look-a-like Ty Detmer
now leading the Eagles offense,
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the team decided to bring in veteran Mark Rypien for a tryout yesterday.
The former Redskin and league MVP in 1991 is anxious to get cheered and not
BOOED in Philadelphia.
IN Q="I've ...
((MARK RYPIEN/WORKS OUT WITH EAGLES:))
SUPER=01-Mark Rypien/Works Out With Eagles; :00
OUT Q=...FOR ONCE."
It was a big evening for country music last night.
Winners at the 1996 Country Music Association Awards ranged from,
Brooks and Dunn, with two of the most coveted awards to George Strait with
three awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year.
Marty Bass reports.
IN Q=The award of single
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SUPER=01-Marty Bass/Reporting; :57
OUT Q=CBS News, Nashville.