Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A look at the new rubber workers contract at Yokohama.
An embezzler is alleged to have turned to cocaine to make a living.
And the one-arm bandit arrives in Roanoke- -lifting refuse collection to
new heights of efficiency... though it puts the garbage man out of work.
In sports, 49er Steve Young hits gold with a new contract, Roy Stanley
check in from Danville with Johnny Newman, we will also visit Winston Cup
practice at INDY,
and look what's coming into your living room! The new Ford Winston Cup model
for next year; a close look in sports.
Looking for sun and finding rain. That was the story here today but
temperatures remain pleasant for the rest of the week.
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Yokohama union workers have the contract in their hands and are now
considering the deal struck by negotiators early this morning.
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Eric Earnhart joins us from the union meeting in Roanoke County.
Eric, any reaction to the contract yet?
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A bookkeeper who embezzled 42-thousand dollars from the Harrison Museum is
in trouble again.
Norma Marie Underwood is named in a newly- unsealed federal indictment that
links her to an international drug- trafficking operation.
Four years ago Underwood admitted she stole the money from the museum.
She served a six- month jail term.
Shortly after she got out she started working at Mac Brother's Car Care- -a
thriving legitimate business that allegedly served as a front for cocaine
On one occasion- -according to a D-E-A affidavit- -Underwood spotted a
police surveillance team that was watching the car wash.
The government says Underwood traveled between Jamaica, the Bahamas and the
U-S mainland at least six times helping to smuggle cocaine that was often
hidden in a pair of shoes.
She has pled NOT guilty.
Executed murderer Joseph O'Dell will be buried in a cemetery famed as a
resting place for victims of the Sicilian Mafia -- and some of the mobsters
The widow of executed killer Joseph O'Dell arrived in Italy today with "Dead
Man Walking" author Sister Helen Prejean (pray-ZHAN).
They are escorting O'Dell's body to Palermo, Sicily for burial.
A career criminal, O'Dell murdered Helen Schartner in Virginia Beach in
Lori Urs-O'Dell also met briefly with Pope John Paul today.
The Pope and Mother Teresa were among thousands of Europeans who urged
Governor Allen to spare O'Dell's life last week.
A tractor- trailer loaded with lumber overturned today on Interstate 5-81.
The accident happened early this afternoon, as the truck was exiting the
southbound lanes onto Orange Avenue.
The driver was taken to the hospital, but police say his injuries did not
appear to be serious.
The load of lumber spilled onto the ramp, blocking traffic in both
Crews spent most of the afternoon clearing wood from the road, before the
ramp could be re-opened.
Budget cutbacks are hurting a local agency that concentrates on poverty
TAP, Total Action Against Poverty, is looking for alternative funds as a
result of a reduction in state and federal allocations.
Along with church groups and universities, the organization is targeting
businesses and neighbors.
Board members say it gives local residents a chance to invest in the
IN Q=TAP actually
((WILLIAM SKEEN/TREASURER:TAP ACTUALLY TAKES A ONE DOLLAR INVESTMENT AND TURNS
IT INTO SEVEN OR EIGHT DOLLARS. THERE ARE VERY FEW PLACES OUT THERE IN THE
WORLD WHERE YOU CAN TAKE A ONE DOLLAR INVESTMENT AND TURN IT INTO SEVEN OR
EIGHT OR A HUNDRED DOLLAR DONATION THAT ACTUALLY CAN MEAN AS MUCH AS ONE
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TAP is involved with community organizations that help low- income people
raise their standard of living.
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Still to come on the newscast, the city of Roanoke is changing the way it
picks up trash,
and the Red Cross says donors are urgently needed as blood supplies hit a
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Just as in the race for Governor, Virginians are making the races for
Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General real nail-biters so far.
In our latest News 7/Mason-Dixon poll, Democrat L.F. Payne and Republican
John Hager are duking it out within the margin of error in the lieutenant
Payne holds steady at 36 percent support.
Hager's shown a steady climb to 34 percent.
THIRTY percent are still undecided.
In the race for Attorney General, Republican Mark Earley's ahead of 1993
candidate Bill Dolan.
Earley checks in with 33- percent support.
Dolan is up to 29- percent.
And 38- percent of voters say they're undecided in the race for A-G..
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Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center encourages businesses to consider
what the university has to offer when deciding if Blacksburg is a good
Long-Airdox is an example of a company lured to Blacksburg for research
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( Long Airdox is expected to move its headquarters from West Virginia to
Blacksburg this fall.
The maker of underground mining equipment is the largest company to move
into Tech's Corporate Research Center.
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((DR. JOE MEREDITH/VT CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER PRES.:I THINK THAT THE MOST
EXCITING THING TO US IS THE AMOUNT OF NEW RESEARCH THAT WE THINK WILL HAPPEN ON
CAMPUS AS A RESULT OF "LONG AIRDOX" BEING HERE AND ALSO OPPORTUNITIES FOR
STUDENTS TO WORK WHILE THEY'RE GOING TO SCHOOL. ))
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Long Airdox is equally excited about the move.
Company officials say they chose the Corporate Research Center for a number
of reasons-- among those-- its rich technological environment.
The move to Blacksburg is actually part of an overall restructuring within
the company-- that includes closing two plants in Smythe and Tazewell Counties.
Nearly 250- people were employed by the Richlands plant-- which was the
largest single, private, employer in the county.
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((JOE HUNNICUTT/TAZEWELL CO. ECONOMIC DEV. DIR.: WE ALREADY HAVE A 9 1/2
PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATER HERE, AS OF MAY, SO IT'S A BIG LOAD AND NOT ONLY
THAT, BUT JUST THE PERSONAL TRAGEDY OF PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS AND MANY OF
THOSE PEOPLE ARE IN THEIR 40'S AND 50'S. ))
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80- of those jobs will be transferred to the company's Pulaski plant. Long
Airdox's Pearisburg plant will also be adding to its work force.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
The Internet can be a valuable source of information, and it's helping some
would- be weathercasters reach for the skies.
Lynchburg College is hosting the Governor's School for Math, Science and
Technology this month.
Twelve students in the weather unit are taking advantage of some high tech
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((LT. COL. HAROLD MASSEY/WEATHER INSTRUCTOR: THROUGH THE INTERNET YOU CAN GET
ALL SORTS OF WEATHER INFORMATION..SATELLITE PICTURES, REAL-TIME WEATHER
OBSERVATIONS, FORECAST PRODUCTS OUT OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. SO WE'VE
HEAVILY USED THE INTERNET TO BUILD THIS COURSE.))
((HANLEY CHIANG/HARRISONBURG H.S.: I WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH ANY OF THE WEATHER
WEB SITES BEFORE I CAME HERE, SO IT'S A REALLY NEAT EXPERIENCE TO INTERACT WITH
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SUPER=01-Hanley Chiang/Harrisonburg H.S. Student; :17
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After studying Doppler radar maps and other weather charts, the class has
been able to make accurate forecasts.
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((TIFFANY BRUMLEY/HICKORY H.S.: THERE WAS ONLY ONE STORM THAT KINDA THREW US
OFF GUARD..THAT WE WEREN'T REALLY EXPECTING, BUT FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS, WE'VE
BEEN JUST ABOUT RIGHT ON THE NOSE.))
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Four of the students plan to pursue a career in atmospheric sciences, but
they ALL agree this was a month well-spent.
The Roanoke Housing Authority says public housing is only a temporary
Officials say education is the permanent answer.
Today they backed up that claim by awarding six scholarships to public
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((ANITA LEE/HOUSING AUTHORITY: ONE OF THE MISSIONS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IS
TO OFFER OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING AND THIS IS AN EXCELLENT
OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE ))
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Four of the scholarship recipients have already begun college--
But Quoc (Kwock) and Hung Nguyen (New-yin) just graduated high school-- and
they've only been in America for 5 years.
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((QUOC NGUYEN/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: OF COURSE THE LANGUAGE-- GRAMMAR AND ALL
THAT... VERY HARD TIME IN SCHOOL ))
((HUNG NGUYEN/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: I JUST HAVE TO DO MY BEST-- THAT'S WHAT
MY MOM AND DAD WANTED ME TO DO. SO THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY. SO I'LL DO IT.
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The Housing Authority has been giving away scholarships since 1983.
Lower interest rates boosted the stock market to another record today.
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The DOW surged more than 80 points closing at 82-hundred-55.
NASDAQ was up more than 15 points to set a record of its own.
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Collecting trash in Roanoke will no longer require manpower--automated trash
machines will soon be taking over.
Starting September eighth a new system of semi-automated and automated trash
collection will service around 19-thousand homes.
And starting next week some residents will begin receiving trash carts.
Each cart can hold as much as four normal size cans.
The new system is expected to be phased in by April.
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((JAMES MCCLUNG/MANAGER FLEET & WASTE MANAGEMENT: ITS GOING TO HELP US CONTROL
THE LITTER PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE ESPECIALLY IN OUR INNER CITY AREAS. IT'S GOING
TO PROVIDE CONTAINERS THAT ARE RODENT PROOF. IT'S GOING TO REALLY GOING TO MAKE
IT LOOK NICE OUT ON THE STREETS.))
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The project is expected to save Roanoke a half a million dollars a year, with
no additional costs to homeowners.
A shortage of all blood types is causing a crisis for the American Red Cross.
The Roanoke Chapter is currently collecting about half its usual amount.
Some first- time donors are wary about giving blood, but the Red Cross
insists it's safe.
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((THERE'S NOT A DANGER AS FAR AS THE NEEDLES THE NEEDLE IS NEVER USED ON ANYONE
BUT YOU. IT'S A STERILE NEEDLE, IT'S DISCARDED AFTERWARDS THERE'S NO DANGER OF
INFECTION OR BEING EXPOSED TO ANYTHING. IT'S A QUICK PROCESS. IT'S NOT VERY
PAINFUL. YOU ONLY TAKE ABOUT TEN MINUTES TO DONATE, BUT THE WHOLE THING TAKES
ABOUT AN HOUR))
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Local restaurants are providing refreshments for donors.
You can give blood as long as you're at least 17 years old and weigh at least
For more information contact the Roanoke Donor Center.
Ford's entry in next years winston Cup series is a Taurus, we will show it
to ya. We will also have Cup practice from INDY,
and Roy Stanley visits with Danville's favorite son, NBA star Johnny Newman.
NASCAR's Winston Cup racing series will have a new look next year. Ford
Motor Company will introduce a new model next season for the first time in 20
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Take a look at the new Winston Cup Ford Taurus! The Taurus will replace
the Thunderbird, which has carried Ford drivers to 176 victories.
Ideas for the new Taurus came from several Ford racing teams and Penske
Official track testing in the new Ford will begin in the next few weeks. Ford
expects 19 Winston Cup teams to use the Taurus in the 1998 Daytona 500.
Ford Thunderbirds were fastest as Winston Cup drivers practiced at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Saturday's running of the Brickyard 400.
Lake Speed lap of 176.706 miles per hour is unofficially the fastest lap
ever turned by a Cup drive at the 2.5 miles track.
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Points leader Jeff Gordon's best lap was 173.728 miles per hour and, as of
5pm; Gordon had run 19 laps of practice. Gordon finished 37th last year after
winning the inaugural brickyard.
Rusty Wallace had his Ford Thunderbird on the speedway as well. Rusty's
best lap was nearly 172 miles per hour.
Bill Elliott practiced his Ford. His best finish at Indy was 4th in 195.
Busch Pole qualifying gets underway tomorrow at 3pm.
Today, San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Young became the latest NFL signal
caller to cash in.
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Today Young Signed a six year, 45 million dollar contract extension with
The deal keeps the two time NFL MVP among the highest paid players in the
The contract clears a million and a half dollars for San francisco under the
salary cap; money that will be used to sign top draft pick and Former Va. tech
star Jim Druckenmiller.
The 1996-97 N-B-A season will be something new for Danville's Johnny Newman.
Newman got married in the off season and he was also traded to the Denver
Nuggets on draft day.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((A busy schedule and Marriage forced Newman to cancel his annual basketball
camp for the kids in Danville this year.
But Newman was the star attraction at the Squire Armory Kids camp as he
dropped in for a talk with the kids ages 6 through 12.))
((JOHNNY NEWMAN/TRADED TO DENVER: ))
((ALGER ROBBINS/SQUIRE ARMORY DIRECTOR: ))
((Newman is beginning his 12-th season in the N-B-A and he will wear a Denver
The shooting forward has always favored the west coast style of play.
He's familiar with General Manager Allen Bristow and the Nuggets coaching
And because of his experience, Newman is counting on making an impact from
((ROY STANDUP: ))
The Baltimore Orioles are holding on to their 5 and a half games lead over
New York in the AL East. The Birds beat Texas 3-to-1 today.
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In the Big Apple as the Yankees blanked the Oakland A's 7-nothing this
afternoon. Pitcher David Wells struck out a career high 16 batters and gave up
only three hits.
The New York's Tino Martinez crushed his major league leading 36th homerun.
He also now has the Majors RBI lead with 99.
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