12:00-01

Missing-Girls

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net a
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia may be looking at a serial killer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:28:09
IN Q=the investigation
SUPER=01-Capt. Pat Sullins/Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=abductions
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Published reports say the F-B-I's comparison of forensic and behavioral evidence found a link between the three deaths.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:27:57
IN Q=to date
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=as appropriate
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Fifteen- year- old Kristin and 12- year- old Kati disappeared May first and were found floating in a Hanover County river five days later.
Sixteen- year- old Sofia's body was discovered in a King George County creek eight months earlier.
(----------------)



UPS-STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS


Tomorrow could be a very messy day for some American businesses.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Teamsters at United Parcel Service say they will strike at midnight tonight without a new contract.
U-P-S handles about 12 million packages daily.
And a walkout would idle 80 percent of the nation's ground delivery services.
One analyst says the strike would be more devastating than an airline strike.
Negotiations are continuing today in Washington.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=UPS


U-P-S is a major shipper in our area.
Coming up on News 7 at five and six, we'll take a look at what the strike might mean for area businesses.

E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 97-37
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


Yokohama tire workers have a few days to decide whether to ratify a proposed new six year deal.
Union officials outline contract details in an afternoon meeting yesterday.
Eric Earnhart has reaction.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=As they came out
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Muncy/Union Worker; :14
SUPER=01-Ed Robtison/Union President; :36
SUPER=01-Clint Howard/Union Worker; :59 quick!!
SUPER=@Eric1; 1:05
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=EE, News 7

(( As they came out of the meeting there were some smiling faces...
And there were some poker faces... but there were few frowns. Some workers said the terms of the contract were a pleasant surprise.
SOT 5:11:17
IN Q=I thought

((DOUG MUNCY/UNION WORKER; I THOUGHT THE MEDICAL WOULD GO UP A WHOLE LOT. IN FACT, THEY DROPPED A DOLLAR ON THE PRESCRIPTION CARDS.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=prescription cards


Union officials say the six year deal also includes pension increases, a better insurance package, cost of living increases, and one quarter of the company's laid-off workers will be come back to work as soon as the deal is ratified.
But all the improvements came at a cost.
SOT 6:48:44 tape1
IN Q=more production

((ED ROBTISON/UNION PRESIDENT; MORE PRODUCTION, THE COMPANY'S DEMANDING MORE PRODUCTION AND THAT PUTS US, SOME OF THE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY'RE DOING ALL THEY CAN RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THERE, OVERALL IT'S A GOOD PACKAGE ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=a good package


Another negative point, workers with less seniority will continue working 12 hour shifts on weekends.
But union officials don't think any of the problems are potential deal-breakers.
Workers we spoke with feel the contract will be ratified.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:52:52 tape 1
IN Q=

((CLINT HOWARD/UNION WORKER; I FEEL LIKE IT WILL, I FEEL LIKE IT WILL, I HOPE IT DOES ANYWAY ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=does anyway

6:44:59 TAPE1 ACCORDING TO THE RULES, WORKERS HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST 48 HOURS TO CONSIDER THE DEAL, SO THE CONTRACT VOTE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FROM SIX AM TO SIX PM AT THE UNION HALL. IN ROANOKE COUNTY, ERIC EARNHART, NEWS 7))

PLANE-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


An amazing survival story in New Jersey.
The crew aboard a Fed Express Cargo plane escaped a firey crash this morning with only minor injuries.
Liz Mullen has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Newark, NJ; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Biermann/WCBS-TV Reporter; ??
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:11
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=LIZ MULLEN, CBS NEWS, NEWARK

((
IT LOOKED LIKE GROUND ZERO OF A TRAGEDY, BUT IT TURNED OUT THAT THIS TIME, NO ONE WOULD DIE. THE MD-11 JET, OPERATED BY FEDERAL EXPRESS, CRASHED AS IT LANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, FLIPPED OVER ON ITS BACK AND BURST INTO FLAMES. THE FIVE PEOPLE ON BOARD MANAGED TO SCRAMBLE OUT OF THE BURNING, UPSIDE DOWN JET THROUGH A COCKPIT WINDOW AND WALK AWAY. THEIR INJURIES WERE DESCRIBED AS MINOR. THOUGH THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH ISN'T KNOWN, ONE MAN WHO SAW THE PLANE GO DOWN SAID IT WAS ON FIRE BEFORE IT HIT THE RUNWAY.
JOE BIERMANN, WCBS-TV REPORTER: REPORTER DESCRIBES ENGINE BROKEN OFF, TRACKS OF THE HARD LANDING, ETC.
FIVE HOURS AFTER THE CRASH, THE WRECKAGE WAS STILL BURNING, AND YOU COULD SEE HOW THIS COULD'VE BEEN A WHOLE LOT WORSE. THE UPSIDE DOWN PLANE CAME TO REST JUST A COUPLE HUNDRED YARDS FROM A TERMINAL AT THIS, THE BUSIEST OF THE THREE MAJOR, NEW YORK-AREA AIRPORTS.
IRONICALLY, A FEDERAL EXPRESS PLANE WAS THE FIRST TO TAKE OFF AFTER AIRPORT OFFICIALS OPENED TWO RUNWAYS FOR DEPARTURES AROUND 7:30. OTHER FEDEX PLANES TAXIED PAST THE CHARRED WRECKAGE WHICH CONTINUED TO SMOLDER THROUGH THE MORNING. THE PLANE ORIGINATED IN ANCHORAGE CARRYING PACKAGES, THE TWO-PERSON CREW AND 3 PASSENGERS. A FEDERAL EXPRESS SPOKESMAN CALLED IT A MIRACLE THAT NONE OF THEM WAS SERIOUSLY HURT. CBS NEWS NEWARK.))

NC-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


It's a day of mourning in the small North Carolina town of Plymouth.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Plymouth, NC;


Yesterday ten high school students were killed when their vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer.
The victims had crammed into a Ford Explorer during a lunch break from band camp.
The Highway Patrol says the driver of the Explorer tried to pass three cars in a no-passing zone, lost control, and was broadsided by an oncoming tractor trailer.
The high school band director identified the bodies.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

from am NC pkg 5:21;06 ((LEROY BLAND/BAND DIRECTOR;IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR EVERYONE BECAUSE WE WERE LIKE A BIG FAMILY, IT'S LIKE LOSING PART OF YOUR FAMILY. ))
SUPER=01-Leroy Bland/Band Director;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=LOSING PART OF YOUR FAMILY.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


There are only 41-hundred residents in Plymouth.
(----------------)



P-Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=NONE


A group of students retracing the route of the Underground Railroad say they will restart their journey tomorrow, despite Tuesday's accident.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sussex Co./Tuesday;


Their bus crashed into the Nottoway River killing a passenger.
The bus was chartered from a Detroit company which has been sued more than a dozen times.
The Philadelphia "Daily News" quoted some passengers as saying the driver appeared to fall asleep.
Thirty-four people were injured, most of them young children.
(----------------)



O'Dell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 97-43)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Executed convict Joseph O'Dell was buried today in an Italian cemetery.
O'Dell was executed last week for raping and killing a Virginia Beach woman in 19-85.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rome, Italy;


His case prompted a media campaign in Italy against America's death penalty.
Pope John Paul the Second and top Italian politicians had appealed for clemency.
(----------------)



Cohen-Saudi


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Cohen


Defense Secretary William Cohen is holding an Air Force General accountable for not doing enough to ensure the security of a U-S Air Base in Saudi Arabia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Saudi Arabia/June 25, 1996;


That base was the target of a terrorist bombing that killed 19 U-S airmen.
Cohen decided to deny brigadier general Terry Schwalier a promotion to two- star General yesterday.
The action comes despite two Air Force reports that said Schwalier could NOT be held accountable.
(----------------)



landslide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A California couple is among those missing in a landslide at an Australian ski resort.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Thredbo, Australia;


Rescue workers fear at least 20 may have died when the mix of earth and trees crashed into two ski lodges yesterday.
Police recovered the first body this morning.
Rescuers had to sit and listen to victims cry for help because the unstable scene made search efforts impossible for eleven hours.
By the time the search started this morning, cries could no longer be heard.
(----------------)



E-Long-Airdox


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=none


A move from West Virginia to Blacksburg brings with it a company wide restructuring that's expected to bring changes to a number of local plants.
Long-Airdox is moving its corporate headquarters to Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Long Airdox
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Meredith/VT Corporate Research President; :11
SUPER=@Teresa1; :27
SUPER=03-Tazewell Co.; :36
SUPER=01-Joe Hunnicutt/Tazewell Co. Economic Dev. Dir.; :50
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; 1:05
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( Long Airdox is the tenth company to move into Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
The maker of underground mining equipment is expected to begin operating out of Blacksburg this fall.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Early in

((DR. JOE MEREDITH/VT CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER PRES.:EARLY IN THE YEAR WE WERE NAMED BEST PRACTICE IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND RESEARCH CENTERS IN EIGHT STATES BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THEN ATTRACTING A HIGH QUALITY MAJOR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, LIKE LONG AIRDOX, IS REALLY OUR SECOND JEWEL THIS YEAR. )) TAKE SU
The move to Blacksburg is actually part of an overall restructuring within the company-- that includes closing two plants in Smythe and Tazewell Counties. END SU
Tazewell County's Economic Development Director says nearly 250- will soon be looking for work when its Richlands plant closes.
But Joe Hunnicutt is trying to be optimistic-- he says the area has a lot to offer.
(/////SOT/////)

16:21:33
SOT
IN Q=There's

((JOE HUNNICUTT/TAZEWELL CO. ECONOMIC DEV. DIR.:THERE'S JUST NOT MANY BURKE'S GARDENS, THE COVES, OUT THERE WHERE THEY SHOT THE LASSIE MOVE, PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT'S MAGNIFICENT COUNTRY, BUT THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS, WE HAVE BEAUTY, AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE BEAUTY IN THE PEOPLE, AS WELL AS A GOOD WORK FORCE.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=good workforce.


The move will have a positive impact on Pulaski County-- where 80- of the Richlands jobs will be going.
The company's Pearisburg plant will also be adding to its work force.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

E-Columbia-HCA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Columbia HCA


Columbia/H-C-A Healthcare may be the largest for-profit health care chain in the country, but a few people are giving it a bad name.
The Justice department says three executives have used illegal means to increase company profits.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Myers, FL;


Yesterday, a federal grand jury indicted the executives on conspiracy and fraud charges.
SUPER=03-Jackson, FL;


The justice department says since 19-86, the three have been overcharging Medicare and a Florida military hospital.
Two weeks ago, the government conducted surprise searches at Columbia hospitals and offices in seven states.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


So far there's been NO indication that Columbia H-C-A medical centers in our area are the subject of the investigation.

E-Underwood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Underwood


A bookkeeper, convicted of embezzling 42-thousand dollars from the Harrison Museum is now named in a federal indictment.
Norma Marie Underwood is pleading NOT guilty to charges that links her to an international drug- trafficking operation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1993


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 sales.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


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.

E-Housing-authority


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke's Public Housing Authority is moving to the head of the class with area students.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Since 19-83, the City Housing Authority has given away 50 scholarships.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:02:19
IN Q=this is to

((ANITA LEE/RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR: IT IS TO REWARD PEOPLE WHO DO WORK HARD ACADEMICALLY, AND DO HAVE THE AMBITION AND WHO HAVE A STRONG CAREER GOAL, AND KNOW WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Anita Lee/Housing Authority Res. Dir.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=want to do.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Two Vietnamese brothers who've been living in America for five years were recipients of four year scholarships.
The Nguyens (NEW-yins) credit their parents for their success.
(/////SOT/////)
SOTB 15:06:18
IN Q=I JUST HAVE

((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. ))
SUPER=07-Hung Nguyen;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=i'll do it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Both brothers graduated in June from William Fleming High School-- and they both had three-point-three grade point averages.
The other four recipients of scholarships are either currently working on associate degrees, or have already achieved them.
(----------------)


P-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The races for Virginia Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are approaching the fall home stretch.
And according to the numbers there's no definite leader.
(----------------)
SUPER=@file;


In the 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 governor's race.
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 19-93 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.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

Take Home Page Address Fullscreen-essC
ANCHOR=Melanie


You can find all the latest poll results on the W-D-B-J home page. The address is W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
(----------------)



5-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


A shortage of all types of blood is mobilizing the Roanoke Red Cross.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The crisis is forcing the Red Cross to decrease shipments to area hospitals.
The donor centers are extending hours.
The Roanoke Center Donor Room will be open for donations from noon until 8 p-m today.
Officials say the demand for blood is increasing and right now they only have half of their normal supply.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:10:05
IN Q=We like to

((BETH HENDRICKS/RED CROSS:WE LIKE TO KEEP AT LEAST A THREE DAY SUPPLY ON THE SHELF AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT ABOUT A DAY AND A HALF))
SUPER=01-Beth Hendricks/Red Cross Donor Supervisor;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=and a half
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Red Cross officials blame the decline in part on summer vacations, and apparently the heat has kept some donors at home.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Red Cross


For more information or to schedule an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

E-Governor's-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lmi
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Education


Summer may be a time to enjoy the nice weather, but some local teens are doing more than that.
They're learning to predict it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Lynchburg College is playing host to the Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology.
Twelve students in the weather unit are using the Internet to chart and track pressure systems and atmospheric patterns.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:14:43
IN Q=I was not

((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 THESE SITES.))
SUPER=01-Hanley Chiang/Harrisonburg H.S. Student; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=with these sites.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The students have used their newly acquired knowledge to make accurate forecasts.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:22:40
IN Q=There was only

((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.))
SUPER=01-Tiffany Brumley/Hickory H.S. Student; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=on the nose.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


You might like to know that the class predicts cool, dry weather for the next few days.
(----------------)


WEATHER
SUPER=300-74/48/North 10mph/30.33s/101/1953/50/1997;
SUPER=301-76/40/Northeast 8mph/30.32s/99/1931/52/1997;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear/& Cool/53-57/Sunny/& Gorgeous/84-88;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Cool/56-60/Sunny/& Pleasant/86-89;
SUPER=332-Clear &/Quite Cool/48-52/Sunny/Very Pleasant/82-86;
SUPER=333-Clear &/Quite Cool/50-53/Sunny/& Pleasant/80-84;
SUPER=334-Clear/& Cool/54-58/Sunny/& Pleasant/83-86;
SUPER=X5001;




Druck


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-10
GRAPHIC=Jim Druckenmiller


Former Virginia Tech standout quarterback Jim Druckenmiller has signed on the money line with the 49ers.
He's been holding out of San Francisco's training camp for about two weeks. But the wait is over.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00


According to 49er public relations personnel, Druckenmiller came to terms with the Niners late yesterday afternoon. No terms of the contract or a signing bonus have been released at this time, but team officials think Druckenmiller will be in camp today. Druck was the Niners top draft pick.
(-------------)



Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of CL-97)
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche was successful in salvaging a three game homestand with Kinston last night; defeating the Indians 7-6.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche; :00


Down 6-4 in the bottom of the 7th. Salem rallies. Forry Wells triples off
SUPER=34-Salem/7/Kinston/6;

the centerfield wall; the blast plates Garrett Newbart closing the gap to a run.
The Av's tie it in the same inning on a "gamble". Chad Gambill smokes the grounder past third. Wells scores and Salem wins 7-6.
(-------------)



Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-14
GRAPHIC=Orioles


In the American League East the Baltimore Orioles have been the front runners this season.
And last night the Texas Rangers helped the Birds stay in the top spot.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00


To Camden yards we go. Texas all star catcher Pudge Rodriguez, believed to be on the trading blocks, leaves the game after being hit by a pitch.
SUPER=35-Baltimore/3/Texas/1;

Danger signs everywhere; New Oriole Harold Baines losing his lumber into the Oriole dugout.
Baltimore's Geronamo Beroa knocked in 2 runs to lead the Orioles over Texas 3-1.
(-------------)



Taurus


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-37
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


Racing fans knew Ford would introduce the Taurus as its entry in Winston Cup racing next year.
The new Ford looks a bit different from previous years.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI; :00


Take a look at the new Winston Cup Ford Taurus. The Taurus replaces the Thunderbird, which has carried Ford drivers to 176 victories over the last 20 years.
Ideas for the new Taurus came from several Ford racing teams and Penske Racing South.
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 19-98 Daytona 500.
(-------------)



Gorilla


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


And finally..
A gorilla in a bullet proof vest?
(----------------)
VO-NAT

05:10:08 06:24:38
SUPER=03-South Africa;


That was the award given to Max, a gorilla at the Johannesburg, South Africa Zoo.
He is recovering from gunshot wounds.
It seems a fugitive fleeing police jumped into Max's pen.
Max became incensed when he got caught in the crossfire, so he beat the fugitive to a pulp. (----------------)