Twenty- year- old Rodney Gill is in the hospital with life threatening
injuries after allegedly killing his girlfriend and then trying to commit
Franklin County authorities found 19- year- old Lakisha Stockton shot to
death in her father's home.
Her boyfriend then apparently shot himself in the face.
Authorities say Gill will be charged with murder.
Representatives from the N-double-A-C-P are in Grayson County, trying to get
more information about the burning and decapitation of a black man.
A man charged in the crime could now face the death penalty.
Police upgraded the charge against Louis James Ceparano to capital murder.
The body of 40- year- old Garnett Johnson was found near Ceparano's house
Another suspect, Emmett Cressel (CRES-sell) Junior now faces robbery charges
in addition to first degree murder.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./August 1;
The F-B-I is investigating whether the murder of Johnson was racially
A Danville woman trying to change a tire at home was shot in the head last
Forty-seven- year- old Mary Elizabeth Martin of Campbell Street is in
She and her nine- year- old son Daniel stepped out of their van to check a
flat tire in their driveway.
Daniel Martin says a man shot his mother in the head from behind, then shot
him in the ankle.
Daniel, who was treated and released, told police he did not know the man
who shot his mother.
Police say they have no leads at this time.
The U-P-S strike entered its second week today with no end in sight.
Company officials and Teamsters negotiators won't meet face-to-face today.
But they will each meet with Labor
Secretary Alexis Herman, who hopes to coax the two sides back to the bargaining
((ALEXIS HERMAN/SEC.OF LABOR:I WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR
THEM TO GET THESE TALKS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO GET THEM TO SHOW MORE
WILLINGNESS TO COMPROMISE TO WORK HARDER TO SHOW GREATER FLEXIBILITY IF WE CAN
DO THAT WE CAN END THIS STRIKE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Alexis Herman/Secretary of Labor;
OUT Q=DESERVE THAT.
But Secretary Herman says the President is NOT ready to intervene yet.
The strike is forcing the U-S postal service to deliver on Sundays.
Its mail volume has increased by 20 percent.
U-P-S teamsters in Roanoke are preparing their families for a long walkout.
As Denise Allen reports that means making some major changes and
IN Q=Mike Webb and
SUPER=01-Linda Webb/Wife of Striking Worker; :08
SUPER=01-Mike Webb/Union Member; :30
SUPER=01-Warren King/UPS Southwest Operations Mgr.; :44
OUT Q=NEWS 7
(( Mike Webb and other U-P-S employees will tell you--they're well
compensated, so the 55-dollars a week in strike pay means they need to make
adjustments at home.
IN Q=I'LL DO WHAT
((LINDA WEBB/MIKE'S WIFE: I'LL DO WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO HELP MEET OUR NEEDS,
OUR MONTHLY PAYMENTS. I'LL TAKE ALL THE EXTRA WORK I CAN GET.))
OUT Q=I CAN GET
Mike has been with U-P-S for 22 years--he started out as a part-time
He says one of the main reasons for the strike is to stop a national trend
of companies using mostly part-time workers.
IN Q=I HAVE FIVE
((MIKE WEBB/UNION MEMBER: I HAVE FIVE GIRLS AND I WOULD LIKE TO THINK WHEN
THEY TURN 18 OR GET OUT OF COLLEGE THAT THEY COULD LOOK FORWARD TO A FULL TIME
JOB IN WHICH THEY COULD SUPPORT THEMSELVES.))
OUT Q=SUPPORT THEMSELVES
IN Q=13-THOUSAND PART TIME
((WARREN KING/UPS SOUTHWEST OPERATIONS MGR: 13-THOUSAND PART TIMERS MOVED INTO
FULL TIME POSITIONS IN THE LAST CONTRACT. WE'RE GOING TO CREATE 11-THOUSAND
MORE FULL TIME OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEAMSTERS.))
OUT Q=OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEAMSTERS
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: KING SAYS UNION MEMBERS DON'T KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT THE
HE SAYS IT OFFERS BETTER WAGES, IMPROVES BENEFITS, INCREASES THE PENSION AND
EVEN CREATES MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES.
SO THE COMPANY IS GOING TO GREAT EXPENSE, SENDING OUT MAILINGS ALMOST DAILY.
IN Q=WE FEEL LIKE
((WARREN KING: WE FEEL LIKE A LOT OF THESE MAILING ARE DESIGNED TO GIVE THEM
INFORMATION. MANY OF THE EMPLOYEES DON'T KNOW THE FACTS REGARDING THE PENSION
PLAN WE OFFERED.))
OUT Q=PLAN WE OFFERED
The Webbs say each letter or brochure they receive brings up the question:
Why doesn't UPS use this money to create more full time jobs?
IN Q=THIS STRIKE
((WEBB: THIS STRIKE, WE DO NOT WANT TO BE THERE. BUT WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO,
WE'RE TAKING A STAND AGAINST A CORPORATE GIANT.))
OUT Q=A CORPORATE GIANT
The corporate giant is adjusting to the strike by having office workers and
managers delivering parcels.
In the meantime, the Webbs say they'll have to make it through this walkout
by cutting back.
Denise Allen News 7.))
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire
A federal appeals panel convened in Warm Springs early this morning to hear
arguments in a tobacco case.
97-38, Tobacco Appeal, 7/15
SUPER=03-Warm Springs/File Tape;
The Food and Drug Administration has asked the fourth U-S Circuit Court of
Appeals to reverse a lower court ruling that blocked the F-D-A from regulating
A federal judge in North Carolina ruled in April that the F-D-A can regulate
only the sale, distribution and use of tobacco.
The F-D-A contends that advertising and promotion are strategic components
in selling and distributing tobacco.
News 7 is covering the hearing and we'll have more on the proceedings
tonight on NEws 7 at five and six.
President Clinton finally gets the chance this afternoon to use his
line-item veto powers.
Aides say Mr. Clinton will delete individual tax and spending items from the
new balanced budget accord.
At issue are a handful of special-interest tax breaks.
Mr. Clinton is the first president with the new veto power.
It allows him to red-line specific items in a bill, without vetoing the
Today's move is expected to draw a court challenge.
Thousands of Palestinians are rallying in the West Bank today to protest
Israeli closures, imposed after recent suicide bombings.
The violent demonstrations broke out even as U-S envoy Dennis Ross managed
to make some headway in his bid to get peace talks restarted.
Ross met with Israel's foreign minister this morning.
He also managed to produce a meeting overnight between Israeli and
Palestinian security chiefs.
IN Q=President and secretary
SUPER=01-Dennis Ross/US Special Envoy;
OUT Q=in that respect.
Ross says rescuing the peace process, depends on first resuming cooperation
The Korean Air crash has claimed another victim.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;
An eleven- year- old Georgia girl died in a Texas burn center.
The crash had left her with severe burns.
The death comes as investigators
say they're close to wrapping up their SUPER=03-Agana, Guam;
probe at the crash site in Guam.
Investigators say a software glitch in a radar system failed to warn the
pilots of the 7-47 that they were flying too low.
226 people were killed in the crash.
Police say a van packed with college
cheerleaders was speeding when it blew a tire and flipped yesterday in Georgia.
The 27- year- old coach and driver was killed, along with a 20- year- old
Eleven others were injured, three
Male and female cheerleaders from the State University of West
Georgia were traveling to a cheerleading camp in Myrtle Beach.
Twenty eight people were injured earlier today when a sightseeing boat
struck a bridge on the Seine (sen) River in Paris today.
The accident happened at midday near the (loov) Louvre museum.
Police say no one fell into the water.
But French radio reports divers have been looking for possible victims.
Most of the injured suffered only bruises, but at least one woman was
It may sound like litter patrol, but the job of two private security firms
is more serious than that.
Officials want the patrols to stop people from throwing their trash on the
ground in Franklin County.
They will also be looking for people dumping hazardous materials and
contractors trying to avoid landfill costs.
IN Q=IT COST US
((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.; IT COST US SOMEWHERE IN THE
NEIGHBORHOOD OF 60-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TO TRY TO TAKE CARE OF SOME OF THESE
PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE. MONEY WE HAVE TO SPEND TO GO OUT THERE TO THE DUMP
SITES EVERY DAY TO CLEAN UP AND TO MANUALLY GET THE MATERIAL OUT OF THESE BOXES
US MONEY THAT COULD BE SPENT ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTY FOR OTHER JUST AS
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Franklin Co. Public Safety Dir.;
OUT Q=AS IMPORTANT PROJECTS
The penalties for illegal or improper dumping range from a 35- to 25-hundred
dollar fine and a year in prison.
Democratic candidate for Governor Don Beyer says he's not happy with how the
Allen administration has dealt with the environment.
Beyer told a meeting of local officials in Charlottesville yesterday that
the G-O-P administration has made
Virginia a national laughingstock when it comes to anti-pollution
Beyer unveiled a package of clean air and water proposals, including
rebuilding the state Department of
Six communities in Southwest Virginia are hoping together they can attract
businesses that they would be unable to woo alone.
The Southern Virginia Economic Development Partnership will represent
Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania and Halifax counties, plus the cities of
Martinsville and Danville.
It will market and promote them as a region, in hopes of generating more
IN Q=The biggest
((JERRY JACOBUS/SOUTHERN VA. ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP: THE BIGGEST THING THAT
OUR JOB IS, IS TO BE A LIAISON OR A CONDUIT, FROM THE STATE, DOWN TO THE LOCAL
ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobus/Economic Dev. Partnership;
OUT Q=economic developers.
Business recruiters on the state level have encouraged these kinds of
They say it allows them to work with groups rather than each community
Right now there are 17 similar organizations representing other parts of the
The Partnership opened its new office in Henry County this week.
Through public and private funding, it aims to have a budget of several-
hundred- thousand- dollars.
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Southern Virginia College welcomed Mary Ellen Smoot, the Relief Society
President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints this weekend.
She was the guest speaker at the school's mini-education week.
The society is one of the largest and oldest women's organizations in the
IN Q=WE WANT OUR
((MARY ELLEN SMOOT/RELIEF SOCIETY PRES.: WE WANT OUR WOMEN AND DAUGHTERS TO
KNOW THAT'S IT'S WONDERFUL TO CHOOSE ALSO TO BE A HOMEMAKER AND TO CREATE A
HAPPY HOME FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND TO SUPPORT AND TEACH VALUES. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Smoot/Relief Society President;
OUT Q=TEACH VALUES
The Relief Society is 155- years- old and has almost four million members
Personal tastes wins out with the growing hobby of brewing your own beer.
Joe Dashiell fills us in on home-brewing.
IN Q=With the popularity
SUPER=01-Barry Corswandt/Sumdat Farm Market; :20
SUPER=01-Jeff Gruver/Roanoke Homebrew Supply; :46
SUPER=01-Gordon Kendall/Lee & Edwards Wine Merchants; :58
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((With the popularity of microbrews and craft beers, the shelves of many
markets and specialty stores are lined with distinctive labels.
While there may be something for every taste here, the microbrews are also
fueling a home- grown hobby.
IN Q=A lot of people
((BARRY CORSWANDT/SUMDAT FARM MARKET: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE DISCOVERING THEY CAN
MAKE SOME EXCELLENT TASTING BEERS, WHICH IS REALLY WHY THEY DO IT. IT'S NOT SO
MUCH TO SAVE THE MONEY. IT'S BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE THINGS THAT ARE MUCH BETTER
THAN THEY CAN BUY.))
OUT Q=than they can buy.
Homebrewing has reached new levels of popularity. In Roanoke, at least
three businesses now sell beer- making equipment and ingredients.
And one of them, Roanoke Homebrew Supply is devoted to the hobby.
IN Q=The beers that you
((JEFF GRUVER/ROANOKE HOMEBREW SUPPLY: THE BEERS THAT YOU CAN BREW NOW ARE NOT
LIKE YOUR GRANDFATHER BREWED IN THE BASEMENT.))
OUT Q=brewed in the basement.
In fact, home- brewers can reproduce the taste of almost any beer they can
buy at the grocery store, and chances are they can make it better.
IN Q=It's almost an obsession
((IT'S ALMOST AN OBSESSION WITH SOME OF THESE PEOPLE. THEY'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO
DUPLICATE A PARTICULAR STYLE SUCH AS AN INDIA PALE ALE SUCH AS A STOUT OR AN
IMPERIAL STOUT. ONE CUSTOMER GAVE ME A LIST OF INGREDIENTS A PAGE LONG AND HE
HAD PUT EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE. HE GAVE ME ONE AND IT WAS REALLY GOOD.))
OUT Q=really good.
The start- up costs are about 80 dollars, and like any hobby it can consume
large amounts of time and effort.
But for committed home - brewers, there is no beer more satisfying than
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
John F. Kennedy, Junior takes a swipe at his own family in the September
issue of "George" magazine.
In an editorial on temptation, Kennedy calls two of his cousins, quote,
"poster boys for bad behavior."
Massachusetts Congressman Joseph Kennedy the Second has been accused by his
ex-wife of trying to have their marriage annulled for political expediency.
And Michael Kennedy has been accused of an affair with an underage baby
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When you think of annual reports you probably don't think of nice pictures
or even good smells.
In this week's edition of Common Sense though, Len Besthoff has a
competition...where children were the judges of the best annual reports.
IN Q=put a two
SUPER=04-Liberty Financial Video; :00
SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :06
SUPER=01-Richard Newton/Contest Judge; :20
OUT Q=news desk.
(( A group of young investors who actually own mutual funds recently gathered
in Boston for an interesting exercise...judging the companies with the
"coolest" annual reports.
Disney gained top honors, for its cool graphics and easy to read year in
IN Q=My favorite
((RICHARD NEWTON/CONTEST JUDGE: MY FAVORITE ANNUAL REPORT WAS DISNEY. Why's
that? BECAUSE IT HAD A LOT OF WORDS YOU COULD READ AND ALSO THE PICTURES ARE
OUT Q=are fun.
The Coolest Cover award went to Pepsi, which featured a shot of a "Cat's Eye
Nebula" taken from the Hubble Telescope.
The most unusual award goes to McCormick and Company.
The spice maker actually has an annual report that smells like cinnamon.
This contest was sponsored by Liberty Financial of Boston, to encourage
companies to make their annual reports interesting and educational.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, lets send it back
to the newsdesk.))
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Jeff Gordon took another checkered flag. The wonder boy completed the cycle;
winning the Bud at the Glen for his first road course victory.
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN; :00
Last week's winner; Ricky Rudd fell out of contention on the first few laps
with transmission problems.
Jeff Burton and Lance Hooper collide to bring out the third caution, Burton
gets stuck in the gravel and needs some help getting out.
But Gordon would pass Todd Bodine with around 30 laps to go. He holds on for
his 27th career win and increases his points lead over Mark Martin to 109 in
his first road course win.
((JEFF GORDON/FIRST ROAD COURSE VICTORY:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/First Road Course Victory; :00
OUT Q=...means a lot"
SS=Hold Watkins Glen
Geoff Bodine was second, then Rusty Wallace. Robby Gordon was fourth and
Mark Martin in fifth.
The Wrath released its fury on the Richmond Lions to keep its perfect 12 and
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Lions vs. Wrath; :00
Goalie Aaron Ewert, who has recovered from a broken right forearm, made
his first start in 7 games.
Tied 1 a piece, Richmond's Kurt Esser gets to the diving ball on a header
that finds the back of the net. 2-1 Lions.
But Roanoke's Grayson Prillaman ties the game in the final minute with this
goal to keep the Wrath alive.
In the shootout; Troy McClean finally wins the game for Roanoke and the Wrath
The San Francisco 49ers beat Seattle 21-17 last night in pre season action.
Jim Druckenmiller was welcomed to the ranks of the N-F-L.
SUPER=03-San Francisco/Seahawks vs. 49ers; :00
The former Virginia Tech quarterback entered the game in the fourth quarter
and put up good numbers; connecting on 5 of 7 passes for 47 yards, including
this boot leg completion to Shawn Manuel.
The player of the game was former Virginia Tailback terry Kirby, who amassed
57 yards on just 8 carries.
IN Q="Last week
((TERRY KIRBY/7 YARDS PER CARRY AVERAGE:))
SUPER=01-Terry Kirby/7 Yards Average per Carry; :00
OUT Q=...heck of a job"
The West Virginia state fair may be in full swing, but one competition the
Illinois state fair may have over it-is the Hog and Husband Calling Contest.
Last year's winner tried to lure her husband with a bikini and a bottle of
wine, but most women used their lungs.
IN Q=hollering woman
OUT Q=hollering woman
The winner took home 300 dollars and a happy husband.