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7YOKOHAMA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=yokohama


Unions leaders and management at the Yokohama Tire plant in Salem reached a last minute agreement early this morning averting a strike by workers.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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IN Q=the contract
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Robtison/Union President; :24
SUPER=01-Steve Kessing/Yokohama Vice President; :36
SUPER=01-Jim Hawk/Plant Manager; :46
SUPER=@Andrew1; :53
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OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke county.


(( The contract due to expire last week was extended until midnight last night, and negotiators used all of the extra time to agree to the deal.
Yokohama's Vice President of Human Relations and President of the USWA Local 10-23 emerged from the negotiating room at 12:15-- saying they had a tentative agreement.
But they wouldn't comment on terms of the agreement.
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((ED ROBTISON/LOCAL UNION PRESIDENT: I THINK EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WELL. WE GOT ALONG GREAT. THINGS WORKED OUT, AND I'D RATHER NOT MAKE ANY MORE COMMENT UNTIL I GET IT TO MY MEMBERSHIP, AND LET THEM HEAR IT FIRST. ))
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((STEVE KESSING/YOKOHAMA VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT, THE RATIFICATION PROCESS IS SOMETHING THAT'S INTERNAL TO THE UNION, NO TO THE COMPANY. ))
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Plant manager Jim Hawk says work wasn't interrupted-- that workers who start their shift at midnight were on the job.
SOT 12:22:13

((JIM HAWK/PLANT MANAGER: BUSINESS AS USUAL-- At least until it's ratified? CORRECT.))
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SOT 12:33:34

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: NOW THAT NEGOTIATIONS ARE FINISHED IN THIS ROOM, UNION LEADERS WILL TAKE THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT AND PRESENT IT TO MEMBERS AT A MEETING 4:30 THIS AFTERNOON. AFTER THAT, ALL THE MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO GATHER ON SATURDAY, AND VOTE ON THE NEW CONTRACT. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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7Fatal-Bike


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A eleven year old boy was killed last night riding his bicycle.
Police say Cornelius Antywnal Peerman was riding his bike along route 6-40 in Pittsylvania County, when he was hit head-on by a pick-up truck.
Peerman was dead at the scene.
Troopers are still investigating. No word yet, whether the driver of the pick-up, Raleigh Andrew Sours, Junior will face charges.

7E-Priest-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A priest who used to serve in our area is facing a lawsuit.
Before leaving Our Lady of Nazareth Church last year, the pastor was investigated by county police- and criminal charges were filed.
The case went to court, but a judge dismissed it.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 1994


Now a civil suit has surfaced renewing the claims against Father Kenneth Stofft.
The Roman Catholic Priest left the church in Roanoke County in May of last year, tearfully admitting to the congregation that he has an alcohol problem.
Robert A. Stone, the Third says he went to Our Lady of Nazareth for counseling two years ago, but that Father Stofft was drunk, continued drinking and that he propositioned Stone during the counseling session.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Lawsuit


One of the new priests at Our Lady of Nazareth, Father Rolo Castillo (CAS- TEA-YO) says as far as he knows the civil suit has not been served on the church or the Catholic Diocese in Richmond.
Stone is asking for more than one million dollars.
His Richmond lawyer says he's meeting with church officials to try to work out a settlement.

7p-bottoms


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=Bottoms


Sharon Bottoms made headlines when she fought for custody of her son.
Now the woman and her girlfriend are again headed to court.
The Virginia Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that Sharon Bottoms' girlfriend should be barred from visiting her son.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


Yesterday, the court ruled that a Henrico County judge erred when he cut off contact between Bottoms' son, Tyler, and April Wade solely based on the fact that Wade is a lesbian.
Bottoms' mother-- Kay, won custody of the child, and asked the court not to allow Wade any visitation.
The appeals court said NOT just sexual orientation -- should be considered when deciding what's best for the child.
The case will return to Henrico County for more hearings.
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7weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-ing
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Time now to check the mid- week forecast--
Variably cloudy skies today, with a chance of more showers.
Highs, cooler, in the mid 70s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 50s to near 60.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 7/31/97
Thursday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-47th/Owen & Lena Ramsey/Bland;



SUPER=130-7/Tylan Leisure/Covington;



SUPER=130-3/Megan Mills/Radford;



SUPER=130-10/Kimberly Gathercole/Shawsville;



SUPER=130-3/Danielle Wyatt/Moneta;




Movie-Review


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Harrison Ford plays the president of his dreams in his latest, "Air Force One." Compassionate, dedicated, and tough.
His defiant stand against terrorism-no tolerance-is tested when a radical Russian faction led by a convincing Gary Oldman, hijack Air Force One with the president, his family and staff aboard.
The movie is gripping in its build up of suspense.
With the family in jeopardy, will the president give in to terrorism?
On the ground, the vice president, played by Glenn Close and Secretary of Defense Dean Stockwell argue over who is in charge in the situation.
Ford makes the unlikely scenario of the president going hand to hand with vicious killers believable.
And the special effects are lent believability as well through cooperation from the American military.
This latest blockbuster has a lot to recommend it.
It gets a B+ for going a bit too long. cutopen
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55No-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


Yokohama Management and the union agree on a contract, averting a possible strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Negotiators reached the agreement early this morning.
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((STEVE KESSING/YOKOHAMA VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT, THE RATIFICATION PROCESS IS SOMETHING THAT'S INTERNAL TO THE UNION, NOT TO THE COMPANY. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Kessing/Yokohama V.P.; RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to the company
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VO-NAT


Union leaders will take this tentative agreement to members at a meeting this afternoon.
Members are expected to vote on the contract Saturday.
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55Bike-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


An eleven year old boy was killed last night in Pittsylvania County while riding his bike.
Police say Cornelius Peerman was riding along route 6-40 when he was hit head-on by a pick-up truck.
Peerman died at the scene.
Troopers are still investigating. No word yet, whether the driver of the pick-up will face charges.

55E-Campbell-Deputy


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


First he was arrested on Peeping tom charges, now a Campbell County deputy may be out of a job.
Twenty-six- year- old Timothy Eric Bradley was arrested July tenth, after neighbors in his apartment complex complained he'd been peeping into their bedroom window.
Bradley was suspended, with pay, while an internal investigation was conducted.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says he fired Bradley Monday after an administrative hearing.
Bradley had been employed as a jailer for the past four years.
He faces up to twelve months in jail and a fine if convicted.

55E-Hardy-Road


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WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Road Repairs


Citizens are paving the way for a four million dollar road improvement project in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


They showed up at a public hearing on the proposed plan-
Property owners suggested adjusting entrances onto Hardy Road and putting in larger drainage pipes at the intersection of route 6-34 and 6-19.
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IN Q=Ther was some

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT:THERE WAS SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE DRAINAGE OUT THERE, EVERY TIME YOU PUT DOWN MORE PAVEMENT THERE'S MORE AREA FOR WATER TO RUN ON SO, WE'RE GOING TO INCEASE THE SIZE OF SOME DRAINAGE PIPES. WE'VE WORKED CLOSELY WITH PROPERTY OWNERS TO GET A PROJECT THEY FEEL IS GOING TO ENHANCE THEIR AREA))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;
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OUT Q=their area
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VO-NAT


About two miles of narrow, curvy road will be widened and straightened on Hardy Road from Beagle Club to Gravel Hill Road.
Construction is tentatively set for later next year.
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55weather


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Turning to weather--
A few more scattered showers today-- otherwise, variably cloudy skies.
Cooler high temperatures today in the mid 70s.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s to around 60.
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8YOKOHAMA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=yokohama


It's business as usual at the Yokohama Tire plant in Salem.
A last- minute agreement was reached early this morning between union leaders and management.
Andrew Frieden reports.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Robtison/Union President; :24
SUPER=01-Steve Kessing/Yokohama Vice President; :36
SUPER=01-Jim Hawk/Plant Manager; :46
SUPER=@Andrew1; :53
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke county.


(( The contract due to expire last week was extended until midnight last night, and negotiators used all of the extra time to agree to the deal.
Yokohama's Vice President of Human Relations and President of the USWA Local 10-23 emerged from the negotiating room at 12:15-- saying they had a tentative agreement.
But they wouldn't comment on terms of the agreement.
SOT 12:18:14

((ED ROBTISON/LOCAL UNION PRESIDENT: I THINK EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WELL. WE GOT ALONG GREAT. THINGS WORKED OUT, AND I'D RATHER NOT MAKE ANY MORE COMMENT UNTIL I GET IT TO MY MEMBERSHIP, AND LET THEM HEAR IT FIRST. ))
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SOT 12:20:54

((STEVE KESSING/YOKOHAMA VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT, THE RATIFICATION PROCESS IS SOMETHING THAT'S INTERNAL TO THE UNION, NO TO THE COMPANY. ))
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Plant manager Jim Hawk says work wasn't interrupted-- that workers who start their shift at midnight were on the job.
SOT 12:22:13

((JIM HAWK/PLANT MANAGER: BUSINESS AS USUAL-- At least until it's ratified? CORRECT.))
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SOT 12:33:34

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: NOW THAT NEGOTIATIONS ARE FINISHED IN THIS ROOM, UNION LEADERS WILL TAKE THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT AND PRESENT IT TO MEMBERS AT A MEETING 4:30 THIS AFTERNOON. AFTER THAT, ALL THE MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO GATHER ON SATURDAY, AND VOTE ON THE NEW CONTRACT. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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8P-Priest-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A Roanoke County man has renewed his complaint against a local priest- -the former pastor at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 1994;


Father Kenneth Stofft left the church more than a year because of an alcohol problem.
Last month a parishioner filed a civil suit arising from an incident at the church two years ago.
Robert A. Stone the Third says that during a counseling session Father Stofft was drunk and propositioned him.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Lawsuit


Stone is asking for more than a million dollars.
County police brought charges against the priest, but a judge dismissed the CRIMINAL case in 1995.

8p-bottoms


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=Bottoms


Sharon Bottoms' female partner WILL get to spend time with Bottoms' son.
That after the Virginia Court of Appeals overturned a ruling preventing the visitation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Yesterday, the court ruled that a Henrico County judge was wrong in cutting off contact between Bottoms' son, Tyler, and April Wade solely based on the fact that Wade is a lesbian.
Bottoms' mother-- Kay, won custody of the child, and asked the court not to allow Wade any visitation.
The appeals court said sexual orientation should not be the only thing considered when deciding what's best for the child.
The case will return to Henrico County for more hearings.
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8E-Staunton-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Education


It took a lot of MUSCLE to stock the new Staunton River High School Library yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


An assembly line of students, teachers, and citizens transferred books into the school's new library yesterday, stack by stack.
The new media center is actually the school's old cafeteria, after some major renovations.
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SOT 1:11:34
IN Q=The new library

((BARBARA PLOTNER/LIBRARIAN: THE NEW LIBRARY IS MORE THAN TWICE THE SIZE OF THE ONE WE'RE IN NOW, HAS LOTS MORE SHELF SPACE, AND WE'RE ALSO GIONG TO HAVE LOTS MORE COMPUTERS. AND SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE SET UP AND HAVE A REAL, TRUE MULTI- MEDIA CENTER. ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Plotner/Librarian;
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OUT Q=multi-media center
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VO-NAT


Volunteers expected to complete the transfer of all eleven- THOUSAND books in one day.
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8Narrows


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A loophole in the legal system will keep a man from Narrows from standing trial for the beating and rape of a 20- year- old woman.
Giles County's prosecutor failed to bring the case to trial in time.
Under the state's speedy trial law, the prosecutor had five months but he took more than six months.

8weather


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Shifting gears to weather--
Variably cloudy today, with the chance of more showers today.
Temperatures will be cooler and more pleasant, with highs in the mid 70s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 50s to near 60.
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