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A possible strike looms at Yokohama Tire- for 700 workers.
Virginia is just hours away from executing Joseph O'Dell despite pleas from
Mother Teresa and the Pope.
Plus look at what flooding did in North Carolina.
Locally heavy rains tonight as more tropical moisture streams into the
region. Your complete forecast details just ahead.
On Health Check-- Good news for people with high cholesterol-- a report on
the statin drugs.
Plus, they've got it-- an official name for the stress battled by wage-
Is Yokohama tire on the road to a strike?
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Negotiators are trying to hammer out a deal to avert a possible walkout at
the Salem plant.
A contract that covers 700-plus workers at Yokohama, expires at midnight.
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Len Besthoff has found the negotiating teams holed up in meetings.
Len any progress to report?
(Roll Cue: "...continue bargaining.")
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out=i dont think so.
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(questions: If the contract expires at midnight, does that mean there will be
Virginia is four hours from executing Joseph Roger O'Dell -- despite Italian
prayer vigils in Rome and Washington, DC, and pleas from Pope John Paul the
Second and now Mother (Ter-AY-sa) Teresa of Calcutta.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's the latest?
Well, NO reprieves from the courts or the Governor so far.
But as of four hours ago, Joe O'Dell's a newly married man.
IN Q=Longtime friend
SUPER=01-Giorgio Morelli/Italian Reporter; :32
OUT Q=of another people.
(( Longtime friend and paralegal Lori Urs -- who won the hearts of Italians
with a trip last year -- was married to O'Dell at one p-m, in the death house
at Greensville Correctional Center.
In attendance was "Dead Man Walking" author Sister Helen Prejean.
Adding to the hysteria over a man the Governor says faces a "mountain of
evidence" proving his guilt is the more than 10- thousand calls and messages
the Governor's office has received in the last few weeks.
The only Italian journalist to meet O'Dell is NOT surprised over 90- percent
of the messages are from Italy.
((GIORGIO MORELLI/ITALIAN NEWSPAPER WRITER: WE WANT TO TRY TO SAVE A LIFE.
BECAUSE AS THE POPE SAY LAST SUNDAY, NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE THE LIFE OF
LIVE=Ellen full/State Microwave
Adding to the confusion today is a Danville man named Kevin Lutz.
Lutz is now a lieutenant at the Danville City Farm, but worked for the state
corrections department until last year.
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He says another death row inmate, David Mark Pruett, told him he had
committed the murder for which O'Dell was imprisoned.
Pruett was executed in 1993.
question: How is the VICTIM'S family holding up?
Family members of Helen Schartner have said they feel like all of Italy
hates THEM, instead of the rapist and murderer of their relative.
So if Joe O'Dell's executed at nine p-m... it may be a relief to the family.
Dramatic video out of Charlotte where flooding claims an unusual victim- a
Flood water washed out a CSX railroad bridge.
The crew is safe, but take a look at what happened.
Water rushes underneath the trestle- the dirt gives way and the CSX train
falls into a creek below.
The train's conductor realized the trestle was in trouble, stopped the
train- and he and two other workers got off.
Storms dumped up to ten inches of rain in North Carolina as the remnants of
Hurricane Danny approached from the South.
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The gubernatorial candidates made a swing through Southwestern and Southside
Virginia-- today they're talking tobacco.
And friends and fans of Charles Kuralt gathered in the Big Apple to remember
the man who looked at ordinary American folks and saw the sweetness in life.
Plus, a look at health-- from a global perspective.
A new UNICEF report says much of the world is at risk for widespread
epidemics-- all preventable.
Also coming up-- a live report from the Greenbrier.
Surprisingly Patrick is nowhere near the golf course... stay tuned.
It's now up to a jury to decide if Autumn Jackson tried to extort millions
from Bill Cosby.
The jury's been deliberating since just before noon today.
The judge once again stressed the issue of paternity is not relevant to the
22 year old Autumn JAckson alleges she is Cosby's daughter.
She's charged with threatening to go to the tabloids with her story if
Cosby did not pay her 40 million dollars.
A Christiansburg woman faces THREE counts of felony child abuse-- after a
fatal crash that killed her daughter.
Seven year-old Samantha Rentch was SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;
thrown from the back of a pickup truck when it crashed into another vehicle.
The mother, Treca (Teresa) Rentch was a passenger.
The driver of the pickup, Christopher Fisher is facing involuntary
manslaughter along with drunk driving charges.
The incident is renewing calls for a law requiring safety restraints for
minors riding in the back of pickup trucks.
Twice, Governor Allen has vetoed legislation on the issue.
Both of Virginia's candidates for governor say they would fight any
SS=tobacco under fire
government effort to cut the number of adult smokers.
In Martinsville today, Don Beyer promised to PROTECT tobacco growers.
He said he supports government efforts to reduce underage smoking, but adults
should have the right to light up, even if it makes them sick.
IN Q=That's true with
((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; BUT, THAT'S TRUE WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT
THINGS, I NEVER WANT TO INTERFERE WITH AN ADULT'S RIGHT TO MAKE THE KNOWN
CHOICE, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE GREAT PLEASURES ASSOCIATED WITH IT TO. LET
ADULTS MAKE THE FREE CHOICE AND ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES.))
OUT Q=accept the consequences
Jim Gilmore, was in Roanoke today-- He also says he doesn't want the
government to reduce the adult market for Virginia's tobacco products.
IN Q=I think the people
((JIM GILMORE: R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK THE PEOPLE HAVE TO DECIDE ON
THEIR OWN HEALTH BENEFITS AS TO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO... OUR FOCUS HAS TO BE ON
MAKING SURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T SMOKE, AND WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE WE
PRESERVE THE WORKING JOBS OF THE FARMERS OF VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=farmers of Virginia
Beyer and Gilmore do not agree on who should restrict underage smoking...
Beyer supports F-D-A regulation.
Gilmore opposes it: attempting instead to strengthen state laws against
children buying cigarettes.
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There's more than fine food and relaxation at the Greenbrier... did you know
the resort has its own art gallery?
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The Greenbrier Resort is well known for its amenities, including spas and
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Today Patrick Evans is in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia...where he
discovered the Greenbrier's Gallery of Fine Art.
Along with the artist-in-residence, a self taught painter who gave up New
York City for a quiet life in the mountains.
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The Carolina Panthers are preparing to defend their N-F-C West title--
Steve Mason has been at training camp...his report in tonight's Two Minute
On Health Check-- new evidence that so-called "drive-through" deliveries--
designed to keep health costs down-- can be hazardous to the baby's health.
IN Q=We estimated
((WE ESTIMATED THAT FOR EVERY 100 BABIES THAT ARE RE-HOSPITALIZED WITHIN THE
FIRST MONTH OF LIFE, EIGHT OF THOSE REHOSPITALIZATIONS WERE DUE TO EARLY
DISCHARGE, AND COULD BE PREVENTED.))
OUT Q=be prevented
Governor Allen has just announced that he will NOT commute the death
sentence of Joseph O'Dell.
The governor says after reviewing the evidence in the case, he sees no
legitimate reason to overturn the decision of the judge and the jury.
That means that unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, O'Dell will be
executed by lethal injection tonight.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association touts the
benefits of taking certain cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Researchers say the common treatments-- called "statins" reduced L-D-L or
"bad" cholesterol by 30-percent... and risk of stroke by 29-percent.
IN Q=Before the statins
((DR. PATRICIA HERBERT/BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL:BEFORE THE STATINS WERE
UTILIZED, THE REDUCTIONS THAT WERE GETTING IN CHOLESTEROL WERE ABOUT 10% AND
WITH THE STATIN DRUGS WE GET ABOUT A 20-PERCENT REDUCTION IN CHOLESTEROL. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Patricia Herbert/Brigham and Women's Hospital; :
OUT Q=20% reduction in cholesterol.
One added benefit-- there were no signs of serious side effects with the
Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive violation of human
rights in the world today.
That, according to a United Nations Children's Fund report.
IN Q=Every year
OUT Q=millions of deaths.
Every year, UNICEF publishes a report card-- called the Progress of
This year's report focuses on AIDS, educational achievement, juvenile
justice, and alcohol abuse as the major problems world-wide.
The report describes violence and abuse against women and girls that ranges
from dowry killings in India and domestic violence in the US to the continuing
problem of female genital mutilation.
UNICEF is also alarmed about the spread of the AIDS virus.
By the year 2010 will be the cause of 41-percent of infant deaths in Kenya
and 61-percent in Botswana.
And there are concerns about sanitation issues.
The report finds that while the number of people who have access to clean
drinking water has increased, almost half the people on earth don't have access
to a decent toilet.
As a result, waste often contaminates water supplies-- and increases the
risk of cholera and other diseases, causing millions of deaths.))
More evidence of the potential dangers of releasing newborns from the
hospital too soon after birth.
According to another study in this week's Journal of the American Medical
Association, babies discharged less than 30-hours after delivery, were
28-percent more likely to need medical treatment within a week-- than those
allowed to stay longer.
The babies were more likely to be re-hospitalized for jaundice, dehydration
IN Q=For young
((DR. LEENA LIU/UNIV. OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER: FOR YOUNG MOTHERS AND FOR
FIRST TIME MOTHERS A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS THEIR BABIES HAVE THAT BRING THEM BACK
INTO THE HOSPITAL ARE RELATED TO BREASTFEEDING. BREASTFEEDING IS A DIFFICULT
THING TO INITIATE IN THOSE FIRST FEW DAYS AND THEY ARE MISSING THE ASSISTANCE
THAT THEY WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE GOTTEN IN THE HOSPITAL SINCE THEY'VE BEEN
DISCHARGED EARLY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Lenna Liu/Univ. of Washington Medical Center; :
OUT Q=discharged early.
Fears of so-called "drive-through deliveries" led to a 19-96 federal law--
mandating insurance coverage of at least two days of hospitalization for mother
That law-- takes effect next year.
A study for a special group of people out there-- those who are mothers and
wage earners-- at the same time.
No surprise-- but Researchers at Duke University, studying 100 working
women, have found physical evidence of some serious stress.
They've even got a name for your feelings now-- job overload.
((DR. BERNADINE HEALY/CBS MEDICAL CORRESPONDANT REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY
CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU ARE MARRIED OR SINGLE, YOUR SOCIAL SUPPORT
SYSTEM, YOUR ETHNICITY, OR YOUR
INCOME, ALL WOMEN WHO ARE WORKING MOTHERS HAD THAT SAME FEELING OF STRESS GOT
SUPER=01-Dr. Bernadine Healy/CBS Medical Correspondant; :
OUT Q=got home
High stress levels can be associated with high blood pressure, heart
disease, susceptibility to cancer, colds and depression.
On the other hand, working outside the home has been associated with
greater self esteem, more sense of control and less depression among women.
IN Q=The issue
((THE ISSUE ISN'T THE ROLE OF WORKING OUTSIDE THE HOME, OR THE ROLE OF
MOTHERHOOD, BUT IT'S A QUESTION OF LEARNING TO BALANCE THESE ROLLS. MAYBE ROLE
OVERLOAD ISN'T THE ISSUE IT'S THE WORK OVERLOAD. ))
OUT Q=it's the work overload.
Dr. Healy's suggestions-- retire the superwoman myth-- and re-focus the
Also, make your home a haven.
Reduce conflict there, and do things for yourself occassionally, to reduce
Let's head to the gridiron in sports tonight-- where the Carolina Panthers
are in training...
How can the team improve on last year's season? Here's Mike.
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Since last Friday, Washington Redskins training camp reports have filled
but tonight we switch gears and venues from Frostburg, Maryland to the
Panthers' summer home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The defending NFC west champs have some new faces this year, but one thing
remains constant -- their pursuit of a Super Bowl Ring.
Steve Mason and photographer Mark Hollandsworth check in tonight from
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SUPER=01-Tim Biakabutuka/Panthers Tailback; :34
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :41
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; :50
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS
Three games in the major leagues are already over this afternoon.
The Tigers beat the White Sox 8-to-6, the Yanks nipped the Angels 5-to-4, and
the Cubs ______ the Braves ___ to ___.
And the Chicago Bulls are big winners tonight.
Phil Jackson has agreed to a one year contract extension to stay on as the
Bulls' head coach.
Jackson and the Bulls would not divulge the terms, only to say he will be the
highest paid coach in the league.
More sports for you tonight at six.
Take Care everybody.
take a break
The big names in News got together at New York's Lincoln Center-
to say a farewell to CBS Newsman Charles Kuralt.
Some 600 people came to remember the man and his words- which moved so many.
Kuralt brought small town America into our living rooms- with his "On the
((WALTER CRONKITE/RETIRED CBS ANCHOR: THE SECRET UNDOUBTEDLY WAS THAT CHARLES
ON CAMERA WAS ALWAYS HIMSELF. HE DID NOT WRITE NOR SPEAK IF HE COULD NOT SPEAK
OR WRITE FROM THE HEART.))
SUPER=01-Walter Cronkite/Retired CBS Anchor;
OUT Q=from the heart."
Charles Kuralt died July 4th from complications of Lupus. He was just 62.
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