Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
Union workers at Yokohama make their decision about the company's contract
The strike deadline for UPS workers is now 26 hours away.
And Atlanta's Fulton County stadium takes a final bow.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Union workers avoided a stike by voting overwhelmingly in favor of a
contract offer from Yokohama Tire.
Members cast their votes at union headquarters today.
The six year contract includes cost of living raises and increases in the
retirement and pension plan.
The company also put in a provision to increase worker productivity.
IN Q=THERE'S A LOT
((ED THOMPSON/UNION MEMBER: THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE ON WEEKEND HERE WHO ARE
NOT TOO HAPPY, BUT TIRE BUILDERS FEEL THE SAME. BUT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
WORK WITH IT AND GIVE A LITTLE BIT UP LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE HAS HAD TO DO IN THE
YEARS AND GO WITH IT. SIX YEARS IT'S THE BEST WE EVER HAD.))
SUPER=01-Ed Thompson/Union Member;
OUT Q=WE EVER HAD
Three years ago union and plant officials could not come to terms and
workers went on an 11 week strike.
Union officials say they're relieved the negotiation process is finished at
least until the end of this six year contract.
The Yokohama Tire plant is one of the largest employers in the valley with
about 900 workers.
Stalled talks between UPS and Teamters union leaders leads to a new strike
use footage of strike posters from hold tape UPS-1
Union workers plan to walkout by midnight tomorrow if an agreement isn't
Little progress is being reported after fifteen hours of intensive
talks under the guidance of a federal mediator.
IN Q=The union gave me
SUPER=01-John Wells/Federal Mediator;
OUT Q=midnight Sunday.
Union President Ron Carey discussed the lack of progress with his bargaining
committee until midnight last night.
The union agreed to work past the midnight deadline Thursday as
long as progress continued.
But, no new talks took place today.
Carey says the sticking points are the company's refusal to yield on
subcontracting or create more full-time jobs.
Meanwhile, the fallout from the lack of an agreement continues to be felt in
parts of the Commonwealth.
In Roanoke at least one U-P-S worker claims his hours were cut back due to
Roosevelt Via (V-EYE), of Local Union 171 said the cutback was likely due to
the drop in business that's happened since Friday.
Reports of more layoffs and reduced hours are also coming from UPS plants in
Meanwhile, the shipping company won't comment on the number of layoffs, but
acknowledges volume is down sharply.
Some Arizona residents are finally returning home tonight after being driven
out by more than a million burning tires.
The burniing tires sent thick, black smoke into the air.
Earlier Emergency workers evacuated a one mile area around the fire today,
when the wind shifted and blew the black smoke down to ground level, making it
unsafe to breath.
About 200 people from the Gila River Indian Reservation were sheltered by
the Red Cross.
A dust storm was also complicating efforts to get the fire out.
Firefighters believe about half of the three million tires have burned...
they suspect arson is the cause.
Firefighters in California are still battling wildfires.
But officials in San Diego County say no more homes are in danger.
At least 11 homes and several other buildings were destroyed.
Reporter Ted Garcia has more.
IN Q="I know sweetheart"
SUPER=03-Lake Wohlford, CA;
SUPER=01-Denise Wikstrom-Smith/Resident; :37
SUPER=01-Mike Valley/Battalion Chief; 1:02;
SUPER=01-Ted Garcia/Reporting; 1:25
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About 30 thousand people showed-up to watch the demolition of the former
home of the Atlanta Braves and Falcons. (----------------)
It took only 27 seconds for the 31- year- old structure to collapse into a
pile of dust and debris.
Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run in the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
A permanent monument will be erected in the spot where that homer landed.
And, after crews clear away all the rubble, the space will be used for
additional parking for the Braves new home, Turner Field.
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New York officials honored the elite police unit that caught two alleged
bombers with reported ties to the radical Islamic group Hamas.
The seven man team caught the suspects in a pre-dawn raid on Thursday,
stopping them before they could trip four switches to set off a bomb in the
Today Mayor Rudolph Giuliani thanked them personally.
IN Q=and it would have
((RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK MAYOR; AND IT WOULD HAVE BLOWN UP THE BUILDING AND
SURROUNDING AREA. THESE POLICE OFFICERS WOULD HAVE STOOD VERY LITTLE CHANCE OF
SURVIVING AND THEIR QUICK AND COURAGEOUS ACTION PREVENTED THAT FROM
SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/New York Mayor;
OUT Q=that from happening
SUPER=03-Near Sidon, Lebanon
Meanwhile, 2,000 palestinians demonstrators protested the arrest in Lebanon
They burned U.S. and Israeli flags and shouted "we want more suicide
Hamas leaders are denying any connection to the bombing suspects.
The man Rosa Parks considered her grandson was buried today.
25-year-old Adisa Foluke was killed Tuesday when a tour bus crashed off
interstate 95 in Stoney Creek, Virginia.
Parks was among the mourners paying
their respects at the funeral in Detroit today.
Foluke's friends there say his influence will be missed.
IN Q=the community
((ART FEATHERSTONE/FRIEND OF VICTIM; THE COMMUNITY WILL MISS A LOT OF
LEADERSHIP FROM HIM. HE COULD IDENTIFY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, HE COULD IDENTIFY
WITH OLD PEOPLE...))
SUPER=01-Art Featherstone/Victim's Friend;
OUT Q=with old people
The fatal bus tour was sponsored by Parks' civil rights foundation.
It was following the path of the underground railroad.
An investigation into the tour bus crash revealed that the bus driver got
only four hours of sleep in the 24 hours leading up to the crash.
Also, National Transportation Safety Board inspectors found that two
of six brakes on the bus were NOT working properly.
Officials could NOT say if the brakes were a factor in the wreck.
Health investigators have been working to find the cause of the statewide
outbreak of the e-coli bacteria.
use file tape from 597-30, P-E-Coli
Laboratory tests confirm that contaminated alfa sprouts are
responsible for the food poisoning problem.
A state official says it's unlikely the contaminated lots of the popular
garnish are still on the market.
But, its suggested alfalfa fans wait a little while longer before eating
The E-Coli outbreak have sent 17 people to the hospital since June.
The facelift to Garst Mill Park is nearly complete.
The Roanoke County Parks and Recreation Department unveiled the new greenway
The celebration included a community parade.
Police officers led the way as area team mascots and four-legged family
friends brought up the rear.
IN Q=THIS GREENWAY IN GARST
((PETE HAISLIP/ROANOKE CO. PARKS AND RECREATION: THIS GREENWAY IN GARST MILL
PARK HAS OPENED UP FOOT TRAFFIC TO ABOUT 500 HOUSEHOLDS SO THEY NO LONGER HAVE
TO DRIVE. THEY CAN WALK AND WALK SAFELY.))
SUPER=01-Pete Haislip/Roanoke Co. Parks & Rec. Dir.;
OUT Q=AND WALK SAFELY
The park improvements are happening in three phases.
First the park received a new children's playground and arched bridge over
The recreation department worked on decreasing stream-bank erosion by
planting wild flowers and using rocks on the banks.
Haislip (HAY-Slip) says the third phase which includes new benches, bird
houses and more landscaping should be completed by next May.
Some oldies but goodies never die thanks to the web.
Learn how to cyber-surf to hear old broadcasts of top-40 radio programs.
And, Compuserve is putting the brakes on minors surfing into some
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=Beginning August fifth
((Beginning August fifth, Compuserve will to limit access to "adult" areas
on its service.
Adult-oriented forums, files and games will require a password, and proof
that you are at least 18 years of age.
This applies to areas within Compuserve ONLY, it will NOT limit access to
adult areas of the World Wide Web.
If you grew up listening to top-40 radio and the D-J's that made it great...
Tune in Uncle Ricky's Reel Top 40 Radio Repository.
You'll need to install RealAudio first, then click and listen to Wolfman Jack
in the 70's, and dozens of other airchecks that make up the history of top-40
Here's a site to share with your kids... Tetra, the fish food company, helps
you build a virtual aquarium on-line.
You pick out an aquarium and select the fish, all the while, learning about
building a real aquarium setup.
Once you're done, enjoy your creation... You can even watch them swim around
if you have a java-enabled browser.
To begin your underwater adventure, paddle over to the WebWatch page on the
WDBJ Website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-Com.))
The competition for acceptance into Virginia Tech could tighten up.
The incoming freshman are setting new academic records and the school year
has yet to get underway.
IN Q=The grade
((KAREN TORGERSEN/UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS DIR.: THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE FOR
THIS YEAR'S ENTERING FRESHMEN CLASS IS A 3-POINT-4-9, ALMOST A 3-POINT-5, AND
THAT IS THE HIGHEST G-P-A OF ANY ENTERING FRESHMEN CLASS AND SINCE ACADEMICS IS
WHAT WE REALLY FOCUS ON IN THE ADMISSION PROCESS WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Undergraduate Admissions Dir.;
OUT Q=proud of that
The students also boast S-A-T scores that average more than 15 points higher
than last year's freshmen.
Entering this class became more competitive than ever with over 17 thousand
students applying for only 4,350 openings.
The November elections is a hot topic with many Roanokers and so is
a plan for a modified ward system, now heading for a November referendum.
The proposal would change the way Roanokers elect members of city council,
and as Joe Dashiell reports the debate is already beginning to heat up.
IN Q=If the current system
SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Ward System Advocate; :00
SUPER=01-Estelle H. McCadden/Ward System Opponent; :15
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :34
SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/Task Force Chairman; :55
OUT Q=JD News 7
IN Q=If the current system
((BILL BESTPITCH/TASK FORCE MEMBER: IF THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS WORKING SO WELL,
WHY ARE WE HEARING FROM SO MANY DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS AND SO MANY DIFFERENT
PARTS OF THE CITY WHO REALLY FEEL THEY ARE NOT BEING HEARD THEY ARE NOT GETTING
CITY SERVICES. THEIR CONCERNS ARE NOT BEING ADDRESSED.))
((ESTELLE H. MCCADDEN/WARD SYSTEM OPPONENT: WE NEED IN THIS CITY TO UNIFY ALL
NEIGHBORHOODS. WE CAN COME TOGETHER AND GET THINGS DONE.))
OUT Q=get things done.
The modified ward system may sound like a boring subject, but the prospect
of a November vote is stirring some spirited debate.
Supporters say electing council members from individual districts will make
them more accountable to their constituents.
IN Q=And it happens
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: AND IT HAPPENS IN THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY. IT HAPPENS IN THE CONGRESS. IT HAPPENS IN MOST CITIES ACROSS THE
COUNTRY, EXCEPT OURS. WHERE PEOPLE TAKE THE ISSUES OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS AND
THEY PUT THEM ON THE TABLE WITH THE ISSUES OF OTHER PEOPLE AND THEIR
CONSTITUENTS AND THEY COMPROMISE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE CITY.))
((MIKE URBANSKI/TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN: YOU'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT COMPROMISE
MARTIN, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BACK ROOM, BEHIND THE DOOR DEAL CUTTING, AND HORSE
TRADING THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :
SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/Task Force Chairman; :
OUT Q=that's what you're talking about.
To hear more of this discussion on the modified ward system. Watch the
public affairs program On Record. Sunday morning at Eleven.
Joe Dashiell News 7.))
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The Salem Avalanche and Winston-Salem Warthogs played game two of a four
game set at Memorial Stadium this evening.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Warthogs; :
It was a special night at Memorial Stadium as several players from the Negro
Leagues were honored before the Avalanche and Warthogs took the field in
replica throwback uniforms.
In the top of the first, Winston-Salem's Mitchell Kendrick hits a grounder
to the left side of the field a runner scores and the Warthogs lead 1 to
The Avalanche got on the board in the bottom of the second. Gilbert Vidal
hits a fly ball to centerfield its caught and the runner on third tags and
scores to tie it at 1 to 1.
Salem scored in the bottom of the SUPER=37-Salem/5/Winston-Salem/4/;
second Vicente Garcia hits a grounder to third base Salvador Duverge comes home
to score to make it 2 to 1 Salem and Salem wins it 5 to 4.
Baltimore fell behind by three runs in the first the Orioles came back to
beat the Oakland A's 13 to 3.
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/HTS; :
Orioles manager Davey Johnson checking out the play this afternoon.
In the bottom of the first Jason Giambi hits a ball to right field it
bounces over the head of Geronimo Berrora and rolls to the wall two runs score
to make it 2 to nothing A's.
In the top of the third the Orioles Rallied. Mike Bordick hits this two
run homer over the left field fence and the Orioles trailed the A's 3 to 2.
The Orioles tied the score in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/13/Oakland/3/;top of
the 8-th. Chris Hoiles gets all of this pitch for a solo homer to tie it at 4
to 4 and the Orioles win it 13 to 3.
The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up a win this afternoon beating the Colorado
Rockies 6 to 5.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX SPORTS; :
A shot of the Pirates 1979 World Series Banner.
In the top of the first, Colorado's Larry Walker gets all of this pitch
hitting it 473 feet the Solo homer gave the Rockies a 1 to nothing lead.
Pittsburgh rallied in the fifth. Joe Randa sends this pitch to the wall in
right centerfield for a two run triple and the Pirates jumped out to a 5 to 1
Colorado's Todd Helton hit this SUPER=35-Pittsburgh/6/Colorado/5/;solo
shot over the right centerfield wall in the 8-th but the Pirates hold on for
t6he 6 to 5 win over the Rockies.
One of Major League Baseball's all time leading second baseman is leaving
Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg announced his retirement today effective
at the end of the season.
Sandberg is in his 14-th season with the Cubs. He's hitting 247 with six
home runs and 40 R-B-I's.
Sandberg has 276 career homers, more than any other major league second
IN Q="My time has
((RYNE SANDBERG/RETIRING AT THE END OF SEASON: ))
SUPER=01-Ryne Sandberg/Retiring at The End of Season; :
OUT Q=.....REST OF OUR LIVES.
SUPER=03-Chicago IL; :
After announcing his retirement Sandberg had a game to remember.
Sandberg homered twice singled, walked and stole a base as the Cubs beat
the Dodgers 5 to 1. For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0091-/Boston/3/j/Kansas City/10///j/Minnesota/5//New York/4///;
SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/2//Philadelphia/1////New York/0/j/Houston/6///;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Ricky Rudd takes a ride to Victory Lane after winning the
And the Roanoke Rush opened its Minor League Football season tonight at
Ricky Rudd rolled the dice on feul and he came up a big winner today taking
the checkered flag in the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Speedway.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ABC SPORTS; :
Ernie Irvan started on the pole and he would lead the race early in the
race with Joe Nemechek running second.
Then on lap 15 Derrike Cope spins out and hits the wall Michael Waltrip
comes up on the crash and hits Cope. Bill Elliott also suffered some damage in
Dale Earnhardt was making a strong run in second place but Kyle Petty blows
by him on lap 26 to take over the second spot.
Terry Labonte, second in Points, blew the engine in his car and had to
pull it to the garage area.
Jeff Burton made his move and he took over the lead on lap 68. He was in
the top 5 later in the race but was penalized for going to fast on pit Road.
Then with 45 laps to go Jeff Gordon would pass Mike Skinner to lead the
race his second lead of the day.
With 24 laps to go, Dale Jarret, who had a fast car all day, made a move on
Gordon to lead the race.
But Rich Bickle spins out and hits the wall bringing out the caution with
six laps to go.
Rudd stayed on the track and when the green flag dropped with six laps to
go he pulled away from Bobby Labonte taking the checkered flag in the Brickyard
IN Q="We knew
((RICKY RUDD/BRICKYARD 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Brickyard 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=....INTO OUR HAND."
Jarrett finished third Gordon fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth.
The Roanoke Rush defense intercepted 5 interceptions and held the Hampton
Roads Sharks to 6 points to open their home season with a win.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Rush vs Hampton Roads; :
The Rush runs onto the field at Victory Stadium ready to take on the Sharks.
The Rush got on the board in the first quarter. Andre Eaves of Pulaski
County takes this punt and works his way down the sideline for a touchdown
return and Roanoke led Hampton 10 to nothing in the quarter.
Still in the first quarter, Rush Quarterback Shawn Nalepa goes to the air
and hits Anthony Drakeford on the short touchdown pass and the Rush took the 17
to nothing lead.
Roanoke goes to the air again to SUPER=34-Roanoke/31/Hampton
Roads/6/;start the second quarter. Nalepa this time hits Eddie Closs on the
touchdown the Rush led 24 to nothing and roanoke goes on to win it 31 to 6.
Tiki Barber carried the ball six times for 33 yards tonight as the Giants
took on the Baltimore Ravens.
Barber left the game in the third quarter with a slight hamstring pull.
The Giants beat the Ravens 21 to 20.
In other N-F-L exhibition games, The Washington Redskins beat Tampa Bay 20 to
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Caretakers at the Zoo Atlanta are finding they have more on their hands
This lion cub was just born on Monday.
And her mother is not showing any parenting skills toward the cub, so the
animal keepers are "hand raising" the little lion.
The cub has yet to be named and zoo keepers say it'll be a while before it
will be displayed to the public.