Coming up next.
Contract talks between Teamsters and the United Parcel Service have
Investigators release the latest information on the apparent bombing plot
involving the New York city subway system.
And we'll take you aboard Lifeguard Ten-- for a look at what its like to
earn a living-- hundreds of feet in the air.
The NEWS is next.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Coming up tonight at eleven--still no agreement in the U-P-S contract talks.
We'll have the latest from Brooklyn where two bombing suspects were arrested
after allegedly plotting a suicide attack on the city's subway.
And, we'll take you tens of thousands of feet in the air where a group of
local flight nurses spend a good portion of their day aboard Lifeguard 10.
Those stories, plus all the days, news, sports and the weekend forecast
tonight at eleven.
Investigators aren't saying what turned a party into a murder scene.
A tip led Grayson County deputies to an Elk Creek home in the early morning
hours of July 25th.
There they found the charred and decapitated body of 40-year-old Garnett
"G.P." Johnson on a bank near the home.
The house belonged to 42-year-old Louis James Ceparano (SEP-puh-rano).
Investigators arrested him at the scene.
Several days later a second man, 37-year-old Emmett Cressell (CRES-sell) of
Speedwell was also arrested.
Both are charged with first degree murder.
Sheriff J.D. Wilson called in the F-B-I to help determine if the crime was
IN Q=WE HAVE NOTHING
((J.D. WILSON/GRAYSON CO. SHERIFF: WE HAVE NOTHING THAT LEADS US TO BELIEVE IT
WAS RACIALLY MOTIVATED. TO OUR UNDERSTANDING THESE GENTLEMEN WERE
ACQUAINTANCES AND HAD BEEN SEEN SEVERAL MONTHS PRIOR, SEVERAL TIMES.))
((PAT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN: G.P. WAS A VERY KIND PERSON. HE WOULD HELP
ANYBODY, ANYTIME. THERE ARE A LOT OF OLDER PEOPLE HERE AND G.P. WAS ALWAYS
READY TO HELP.))
SUPER=01-J.D. Wilson/Grayson Co. Sheriff; :00
SUPER=01-Pat Johnson/Victim's Cousin; :12
OUT Q=READY TO HELP
The three men were described as friends by members of the community.
Sheriff Wilson is not releasing a motive for the crime.
At the time of the murder, Ceparano was out on bond for fire arms charges.
The arrest of two men in a Brooklyn, New York apartment is now taking on
An apparent bombing plot was short circuited with the arrests on
Lee Cowan has the details.
IN Q=The plan
SUPER=01-Howard Safir/NYPD Police Commissioner; :09 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-James Kallstrom/FBI Spokesman; :32
SUPER=01-Neil Livingstone/Security Consultant; 1:22
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News; 1:35
OUT Q=New York.
((THE PLAN BEING HATCHED IN A BROOKLYN APARTMENT NOW SEEMS LESS AND
LESS LIKE AN ISOLATED ACT...AND MORE LIKE PART OF A LARGER TERRORIST SCHEME.
HOWARD SAFIR//NYPD POLICE COMMISSIONER:"THIS IS GOING TO EXTEND FAR BEYOND NEW
TWO OF THE SUSPECTS REPORTEDLY HAVE TIES WITH HAMAS, THE SAME
RADICAL FUNDAMENTALIST GROUP THAT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR WEDNESDAY `S
DOUBLE BLAST IN JERUSALEM.KILLING 15 AND INJURING DOZENS.
A BLOODY SCENE THAT COULD HAVE JUST AS EASILY HAD A NEW YORK
JAMES KALLSTROM//FBI: I THINK WE WERE CLOSE TO A DISASTER.AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN,
AND THAT'S THE GOOD
SO CLOSE AUTHORITIES SAY IT WAS PROBABLY LESS THAN A DAY AWAY FROM
BEING CARRIED OUT.
THE GROUP'S MAIN TARGET MAY HAVE BEEN THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY
SYSTEM.BUT OFFICIALS ADMIT IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE.
I THINK THERE ARE RISKS IN ANY BIG CITY, AND IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE SUBWAY,
YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE SUBWAY.
SECURITY HAS REMAINED VERY HIGH.OFFICERS LOOKING FOR
ANYTHING ANYWHERE ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO NEED? EVENTUALLY THEY'RE GOING TO NEED MEDAL
DECTECTORS LIKE IN THE MOVIES
HAD THE PLOT BEEN CARRIED OUT, THE EFFECTS WOULD HAVE BEEN
DEVASTING THE BOMBS WERE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO KILL ANYONE WITHIN 25 FEET OF THE
TODAY IT COULD HAVE BEEN NEW YORK TOMORROW TERRORISM EXPERTS
SAY, IT COULD BE ANYONE'S GUESS.
NEIL LIVINGSTONE//SECURITY CONSULTANT
WE'RE VUNERABLE EVERYWHERE.
HAMAS HAS A VERY WIDE PRESENCE IN THE U-S.KANSAS CITY.
"THE REALITY OF TERRORISM IS THAT IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE..IN A SUBWAY CAR, IN A
NEW YORK CITY SKYSCRAPER, A PLANE OVER SCOTLAND, OR A SEEMINGLY GENERIC
BUILDING IN THE MIDDLE OF OKLAHOMA CITY. ALL THE MOTIVES MAY HAVE BEEN
DIFFERENT, BUT ALL HAD THE SAME CHILLING EFFECT. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, NEW
Still NO settlement in contract talks between the Teamsters and United
Talks in Washington are now in "recess".
The break gives Teamsters President Ron Carey time to consult with his
((RON CAREY/TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT:OBVIOUSLY IF WE CAN'T REACH AN AGREEMENT THAT
PROVIDES FOR DECENT JOBS, GOOD FULL TIME JOBS, PROVIDES FOR PENSION AND
SUBCONTRACTING ISSUES, WELL, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. ))
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters President; :00
OUT Q=a problem.
Earlier today-- Carey said-- quote-- "this process is not getting us
anywhere at the moment."
But a U-P-S spokeswoman says there's been NO indication that a strike is
They spend most of their "work day" thousands of feet in the air landing
only when their missions are complete...and each mission is a matter of life
Stacey Martin has more about flight nurses aboard Lifeguard-10.
SUPER=01-Dennis Cotellese/Clinical Team Leader; :19
SUPER=01-Rick McCraw/Carilion Patient Transportation; :59
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.
((This is an unusual sight for the crew of Lifeguard-10, grounded--back on
earth for a 15-minute break.
The day has been a typically fast-paced one for the flight nurses aboard
this chopper--working thousands of feet in the air--making fast work of saving
SOT 17.00.10 - 17.00.26
IN Q=We do what
((DENNIS COTELLESE/CLINICAL TEAM LEADER: WE DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO. OBVIOUSLY
IT IS FUN BUT ON THE SERIOUS SIDE WHEN A PATIENT NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO A MAJOR
HOSPITAL OR TRAUMA CENTER QUICKLY AND WHAT WE DO IS WE ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.))
OUT Q=that to happen
Their aim is to make it through the "Golden Hour"--the first 60 minutes
after a serious accident when critical care is vital to a victim's survival.
They rely on advanced life support measures--such as pacemakers and suction
equipment to help patients pull through.
They also depend on their quick response and advanced skills--skills honed
by extensive training in preparing for the team.
SOT 16.42.56 - 16.43.09
IN Q=The nursing staff
((RICK MCCRAW/CARILION PATIENT TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: THE NURSING STAFF
UNDERGO AN EXTENSIVE ORIENTATION ONCE THEY'RE CHOSEN TO BE FLIGHT NURSES THAT
LAST SIX WEEKS AND IT'S LITERALLY ONE-ON-ONE, EIGHT HOURS A DAY EVERYDAY FOR
OUT Q=for six weeks
Lifeguard 10 covers a 60-mile radius around the Roanoke region.
The flight nurses fly between 450 to 520 emergency missions a year serving a
total of 1.4 million people in eleven counties.
Forty to 50 percent of their missions are in response to automoble
But they also run transports for cardiac patients and babies needing
emergency neonatal care.
SOT 17.05.19 - 17.05.34
IN Q=There off again
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THERE OFF AGAIN. THIS TIME TO TRY TO SAVE THE LIFE
OF A SIX MONTH OLD BABY. AND, COTELLESE SAYS THE GOAL OF THIS MISSION WILL BE
LIKE ANY OTHER ONE--TO MAKE SURE THE BABY'S SAFE. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7,
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7 at 11, some local emergency workers say their new
radio system is leaving them out of touch,
and from Pittsylvania County, we'll see how good old fashioned horse play is
bringing new life to some special children.
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Some emergency volunteers in Campbell County say they're not completely
satisfied with the county's new half- million dollar radio system.
Fire and rescue crews in the Timberlake area complain their handheld radios
have trouble picking up and sending transmissions.
IN Q=We're just very
((GERALD MAYS/BROOKVILLE- TIMBERLAKE V.F.D.: WE'RE JUST VERY CONCERNED TAHT
WHEN WE GET CALLS.. COMMUNICATE WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Mays/Brookville-Timberlake V.F.D.; :00
OUT Q=communicate with them.
The county says it's aware of the problem and is working to fix it.
They're looking for sites to put repeaters that will boost radio signals to
the county's weak spots.
IN Q=It's a situation
((MIKE MILNOR/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: IT'S A SITUATION THAT WE HERE AT THE
PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN MONITORING. IT'S AN INCONVENIENCE FOR SOME
OF THE AREAS THAT ARE EXPERIENCING THESE PROBLEMS, BUT AS FAR AS WHERE ANYONE'S
ACTUALLY BEEN IN DANGER OR WHERE THIS ACTUALLY HAS BEEN A PROBLEM OR DELAY, I'M
NOT AWARE OF IT.))
SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Public Safety Director; :00
OUT Q=not aware of it.
Milnor says the new towers should be in place within a year.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
Abused and neglected children have had to compete with falsely accused
adults trying to protect their Constitutional rights.
But in the latest round, the children may have won out.
On Monday, the state social services board meets near Winchester to adopt a
first-ever set of regulations for social workers investigating alleged child
The meeting's being held near the home of Valerie Smelser (smel-TSER) -- the
12 year old whose life of abuse and eventual murder by her mother's boyfriend
helped spawn the new regulations.
IN Q=Although it
((BRIAN CAMPBELL/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD: ALTHOUGH IT HASN'T GOTTEN A LOT
OF MEDIA ATTENTION, I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING THAT THE STATE DOES THAT'S MORE
SUPER=01-Brian Campbell/Va. Social Services Board;
OUT Q=more important.
Among the controversial changes: audiotaping interviews with children
IN Q=You know
((YOU KNOW IF WE HAVE A CASE--THE CASES WHERE WE DO HAVE ABUSE GOING ON, WE
WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NOT ONLY IS THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES INVOLVED,
BUT THAT THE LOCAL COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS INVOLVED AND THAT THOSE
FOLKS ARE PROSECUTED. BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE EVIDENCE IS THERE. WE
DON'T WANT TO BE IN THE BUSINESS OF FALSELY ACCUSING PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=falsely accusing people.
Child protective services officials now believe better investigative
practices might have prevented Smelser's death.
SS=Virginia State Seal
Virginia has been the only state in the nation to require "clear and
convincing evidence" to have a finding of abuse.
The new regulations would LOWER that standard to "a preponderence of
A hilltop farm in Pittsylvania County is helping some handicapped children
expand their world.
They're learning to lean on horses for physical and emotional strength.
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=The camp is called
SUPER=07-Michael Allmond; :11
SUPER=01-Krystina Szabo/Camp Director; :27
SUPER=07-Barbara Smolinski; :44
OUT Q=News 7, Brosville
The camp is called Pony Express... and the bond between horse and child is
rock solid here.
It has to be.
Many of these riders are just starting to speak, using commands like trot.
IN Q=I like trotting
((MICHAEL ALLMOND: I LIKE TROTTING AND I JUST LIKE DOING EXERCISE.))
Krystina Szabo spends her monthly disability check to lease this 15-acre
where horses help ease physical, mental and emotional burdens.
IN Q=A lot of times
((KRYSTINA SZABO/CAMP DIRECTOR: A LOT OF TIMES WE GET PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY
UNHAPPY AND WHO ARE COUCH POTATOES AND THEN ONCE THEY START GETTING INTO THE
HORSES THEIR WHOLE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND HORSES.
TINA TENRET/NEWS7: EVERYONE FROM AIDS VICTIMS TO DISABLED CHILDREN COMES HERE
TO RIDE. THEY SAY IT HELPS THEM LEARN TO WALK, TALK AND INTERACT WITH OTHERS.
BARBARA SMOLINSKI: IT'S HELPED ME A LOT BY LEARNING HOW TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE,
LEARN BALANCE AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND HOW TO FEEL HOW EVERYONE
IS EQUAL TO EACH OTHER.))
OUT Q=each other
Classes cost anywhere from five to twenty dollars based on the family's
ability to pay.
IN Q=On my way
((NAT SOUND. CHILDREN SINGING))
OUT Q=nat sound
But for some, the happiness they find here is priceless.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Brosville.))
It's the end of an era for the counter culture.
When we come back we'll see how customers of the Woolworth's lunch counter are
dealing with the loss of their favorite lunch spot.
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When the luncheonette at Woolworth stops taking orders tomorrow...it will be
the end of an era.
All 400 stores are closing nationwide taking with them the last of the
American Lunch Counters.
Tonya Flory has more.
IN Q=The faces are
SUPER=01-Janie Brown/Woolworth Employee; :07
SUPER=01-Shirley Cooper/Woolworth Employee; :28
OUT Q=News 7.
((The faces are farmiliar, regulars who frequent the lunch counter on a daily
basis...who've become more than just customers.
IN Q=A lot of customers
((JANIE BROWN/WOOLWORTH EMPLOYEE:A LOT OF CUSTOMERS YOU'LL KEEP IN CONTACT
WITH, NOT WITH EVERYBODY AND THAT'S SAD, THOSE RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE GONE...AND
OUT Q=that's sad
When you walk through the doors you feel like you stepped into the era of
poodle skirts and soda jerks...the fixtures haven't changed, and the
memorabilia is turning into collectors items as patrons take a piece of
IN Q=They're disappearing
((SHIRLEY COOPER/WOOLWORTH EMPLOYEE:THEY'RE DISAPPEARING SOMEWHAT EVERYBODY
WANTS A MOMENTUM OUR MENUS ARE HOT PROPERTY RIGHT NOW.))
OUT Q=right now
Shirley and Janie have become like family, working side by side for several
years...but it hasn't always been easy.
IN Q=One of our
((JANIE BROWN:ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES WAS SHOT AT ONE POINT IN TIME IN HERE AND
THAT WAS A VERY VERY HARD TIME. BUT WE GOT PAST IT BECAUSE WE ALL BOUND
OUT Q=bound together
But the good times do outweigh the bad.
IN Q=We had
((JANIE BROWN:WE HAD A LITTLE LADY THAT USED TO COME IN SHE WAS UP IN HER 80S.
SHE HAD NO FAMILY AND WE FOUND OUT SHE WAS GOING TO CELEBRATE HER 80TH BIRTHDAY
AND WE DID A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR HER))
OUT Q=for her
but now it's time to say good-bye.
IN Q=Tomorrow will be
((JANIE BROWN/WOOLWORTH EMPLOYEE:TOMORROW WILL BE A HARD DAY. THINGS CHANGE,
YAY. ONE DOOR CLOSES AND ANOTHER ONE OPENS))
OUT Q=to be anymore
Talk is already spreading about the duo opening their own cafe but in the
meantime...both are going to take some time off and let someone else serve
them...TF, News 7.))
The Woolworth chain will remain operational until the fall...but Saturday is
the last day the lunch counter will serve food.
We end up July with big heat, then record lows and overall the dry pattern
continues. What is ahead for August? Here's our monthly almanac.
IN Q=nat sot music
OUT Q=News 7 WeatherCenter
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SUPER=330-Clear And Not/So Chilly/57-59/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/87-89;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/And Mild/58-60/Sunny And/Warm/88-90;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Calm Winds/54-56/Partly Cloudy/Light Wind/80-84;
SUPER=333-Clear and/Pleasant/53-56/Sunny With/Low Humidity/84-88;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Calm Winds/50-55/Partly Cloudy/Wind W-10/80-85;
Buffalo should have the NFL's defensive player of the year back in camp soon.
Former Virginia Tech standout Bruce Smith is ending his holdout; according
to coach Marv levy. Smith should report to the team this weekend and be ready
to practice Monday.
His 21 day hold out cost Bruce 105 thousand dollars in fines.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/2/j/Florida/3//Final in 12/j/Colorado/7//Pittsburgh/6///;
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/8//Montreal/2////St. Louis/1/j/Philadelphia/4//;
OUT Q=....last score."
Robert Yates made it official today. Craftsman Truck series rookie Kenny
Irwin Junior will replace Ernie Irvan in the 28 havoline Ford next season.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00
Irvan, who won the Brickyard pole, did not have his contract renewed. So
Irwin, also a USAC Midget champion, takes a seat behind one of if not the
higfhest profile weel in racing.
((KENNY IRWIN JUNIOR/REPLACES IRVAN IN 28 CAR:))
SUPER=01-Kenny Irwin Junior/Replaces Irvan in 28 Car;. :05
OUT Q=...start up team"
In other NASCAR news; 9 time Busch grand national race winner Todd Bodine is
returning to Winston Cup full time next season where he will drive for Tabasco
brand Pepper Sauce.
((TODD BODINE/RETURNS TO WINSTON CUP NEXT YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Todd Bodine/Returns to Winston Cup Next Year; :00
OUT Q=...busch championship"
Jeff Green was the final car out in second round qualifying for tomorrow's
Brickyard 400. His 176.153 miles per hour effort earns him the 26th starting
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00
Dick Trickle, the FIRST qualifier of the day, would not be so lucky.
Trickle fails to make his third race of the season.
Lake Speed had trouble getting the Melling Engine parts Ford started, when
he did, it ran pretty good. He will start 27th right behind Green.
Now here's the rest of the 42 car field.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Green/176.153/27. Lake Speed//28. Jeff Purvis//29. Kenny
Wallace//30. Ed Berrier//;
SUPER=0107-31. Mark Martin//32. Derrike Cope//33. Jeff Burton//34. Rick
Wilson//35. John Andretti//;
SUPER=0107-36. Ward Burton//37. Greg Sacks//38. Terry Labonte//39. Kyle
Petty//40. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-41. Ricky Craven//42. Brett Bodine//43. Rusty Wallace//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The Avalanche began the month of August tonight wit the first of a four
game homestand against the Winston-Salem Warthogs.
SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00
The game was scoreless until the top of the third when the Warthogs Kevin
Conniker goes yard on this Doug Million pitch and Winston salem is out in front
Conniker hurts the Av's again in the top of the fourth. Conniker connects on
the one bagger to left field; Pete Pryor scores at the plate. Warthogs win 2-1.
sMore sports heaed your way, including a Rush of local football,
and the Liberty Flames get ready to dig in to their 1 double A schedule; but
first; the completion of the fiedl of dreams.
The 1 and OH Rush opened the season with a 36 to 7 win over Tennessee.
Roanoke's minor league football team embarks on its home season tomorrow
night against the Hampton Roads Sharks.
The Rush enjoyed success last season and almost made it to the championship
game. And a national title is the focus of this years team.
IN Q="Our goal...
((DUKE STRAGER/ROANOKE RUSH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Duke Strager/Roanoke Rush Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......THICK OF THINGS."
Kick off at Victory Stadium tomorrow night is seven o'clock.
A young offensive line and Liberty football coach sam Rutigliano is back to
the drawing board.
He's not the only one rebuilding on the Flames campus. Travis Wells
IN Q=first audio...
SUPER=20-Travis Wells; :09
SUPER=01-Kim Graham/LU Athletic Director; :19
SUPER=01-Jacques DuPont/Southwest Recreational Industries; :42
OUT Q=...News 7 Sports."
Visitors to Downtown Roanoke are getting some fuzzy memories this weekend as
they celebrate the Fifth Annual Virginia Mountain Peach Festival.
The lines were backed-up with customers eager to get a taste of a delicious
All are made from locally grown sweet Virginia peaches.
Whether it was cobbler, shortcake, or a sundae--everyone seemed to dig-in and
IN Q=It's delicious
((GRACE ABBOTT: IT'S DELICIOUS..I RECOMMENDED IT HIGHLY.SANDRA HODGES: THIS IS
THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY. THIS IS JUST GREAT ))
SUPER=07-Grace Abbott; :00 quick
SUPER=07-Sandra Hodges; :04
OUT Q=is just great
The festival continues tomorrow from 10 to five--with live entertainment.
And merchants say it's an event you don't want to miss.
IN Q=If they just come
((REV. CARL TINSLEY: IF THEY JUST COME FOR NOTHING ELSE BUT A PEACH MILK
SHAKE.. THEY WILL NOT REGRET IT. I PROMISE THEM THAT ))
SUPER=07-Rev. Carl Tinsley
OUT Q=promise them that
All proceeds will benefit the Northwest Child Development Center.
That's all our time for tonight, thanks for watching and have a great