Coming up next..
The Stock Market takes a dramatic plunge today.
Two well known chains are among those who bought beef from a company that
may have sold tainted meat.
Thousands are flocking to Memphis-- it's been 20- years since Elvis' death.
Plus, we'll meet one of the young women preparing for V-M-I.
The News is next.
Officials believe most of the potentially tainted ground beef has been
But if you have frozen patties in your freezer, you'd better check them.
The government is recalling more than one- million pounds produced by Hudson
The Dow industrials have seen have their worst drop since 1987.
A late wave of skittish selling pushed the Dow nearly 250- points lower
And, thousands are flocking to Graceland, 20-years after Elvis' death.
Please join us-- for NEWS 7 at eleven.
National chains including Wal-Mart and Burger King are among those that buy
their beef from a company that may have sold tainted meat.
The government is recalling more than one million pounds of
ground beef produced by Hudson Foods because it may have been
contaminated by E. coli bacteria.
The Agriculture Department is assuming the hamburgers were
distributed to all 50 states.
Wal-Mart has pulled all Hudson's ground beef from its stores and Sam's Club
Burger King says there's NO evidence that any of the meat it
bought from Hudson is tainted.
Not since the crash of 1987 has the Dow lost so many points in one day.
A wave of selling on Wall Street today pushed the Dow down
nearly 250 points -- to finish at about 76-hundred-95.
In all, the index has lost 565 points since its record levels of
just last week.
The selloff came amid concerns about inflation and interest
Although the point drop is the second highest on record --behind the
508-point loss of October 1987 -- the decline of three-point-one percent is not
near a record.
A Lynchburg judge says a teenager's confession to murder CAN be used against
him in court.
That ruling today in the case of 17- year- old Steven Clements.
Clements is accused of fatally shooting 31- year- old Steven Withers the
night of July 15th.
But his lawyers claim police lied to Clements' mother to get her permission
to interview her son.
Judge Dale Harris ruled that Clements-- a convicted drug dealer-- was well
aware of his Miranda rights.
IN Q=There's clearly
((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: THERE'S CLEARLY NO INDICATION THAT THE POLICE DID
ANYTHING UNREASONABLE IN THIS CASE. THEY QUITE FRANKLY FOLLOWED THE PROCEDURES
TO A `T'. I'M NOT SURE WHY WE EVER WERE ARGUING ABOUT THIS TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=about this today.
Petty says if Clements is indicted, he'll be tried as an adult for the
Danville police say they have apprehended their chief suspect in a
drug-related murder in North Carolina.
A caller tipped police off to the location of 20-year-old Cory Lamont
About 7:30 tonight police found Stanfield walking along Oxford Street.
He was arrested without incident.
He is being held in the Danville jail awaiting extradition to North
Investigators believe someone in our viewing area holds the key to a
10-year-old Roanoke County murder.
So they're taking the case to the airwaves in hopes of generating some new
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=20-year-old Scott
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :15
SUPER=01-Det. Roger Harris/Roanoke City Police; :21
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 1988; :28
SUPER=01-Sgt. Paul McElvein/Roanoke Co. Police; :35
OUT Q=News 7
(( 20-year-old Scott Hughes and his 18-year-old wife Shannon had been married
only eight months when they disappeared in the early morning hours of July
They had been to a party and were last heard from making phone calls from
this Christiansburg service station to get a ride back to Roanoke.
Police believe they were taken at gunpoint on this stretch of 5-81.
IN Q=the victims
((DET. ROGER HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: THE VICTIMS WERE LED DOWN THIS
EMBANKMENT AND THEY WERE SHOT DOWN HERE AT THE BOTTOM ALONG THIS CREEK.))
OUT Q=ALONG THIS CREEK
A surveying crew found their bodies eight months later.
Time and nature had destroyed much of the evidence.
IN Q=typically when you
((SGT. PAUL MCELVEIN/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.: TYPICALLY WHEN YOU RESPOND TO A
CRIME SCENE YOU HAVE BLOOD, HAIRS, FIBERS, FINGERPRINTS, A LOT OF EVIDENCE YOU
CAN WORK WITH. IN THIS CASE WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT.))
OUT Q=DIDN'T HAVE THAT
So investigators are using the public service announcement, "Crimeline," to
IN Q=WE BELIEVE
((SGT. PAUL MCELVEIN: WE BELIEVE THE MURDER WEAPON WAS A RUGER BLACKHAWK .357.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO THAT WEAPON WE COULD USE THAT
OUT Q=USE THAT INFORMATION
IN Q=SCOTT AND SHANNON
((DET. HARRIS: SCOTT AND SHANNON KNEW THE PERSON THAT KILLED THEM AND I'M ALSO
CONVINCED THEY WERE KILLED EITHER FOR REVENGE OR ANGER.))
OUT Q=REVENGE OR ANGER
The case is now in the hands of the Roanoke Valley Investigative Team.
And detectives Harris and McElvein believe someone in the New River or
Roanoke Valley can help solve the mystery behind the Roanoke couple's death.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The state has fined a company that misapplied weedkillers on a farm near
The state says Bluestone Farms was wrong to let herbicides drift from their
corn fields to some private homes.
The chemicals damaged trees, and were applied close to a couple of wells.
The state didn't say how much the fines will be. The company CAN appeal the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
U-P-S and the Teamsters are still negiotiating tonight, and when we return
we'll hear if they're making any progress in ending the strike,
plus we'll hear from some workers at Lynchburg's Craddock Terry shoe factory as
it closes its doors for the final time.
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UPS and Teamster negiotiaters are still talking at this hour.
But both sides admit they are no closer to ending the 12- day strike.
The Teamsters are trying to keep up their enthusiasm up with plans for a
series of rallies in 30 cities next week.
Teamsters here got started on that idea even earlier, with a rally in Vinton
IN Q=Labor organizations
((JIMMY SHERWOOD/TEAMSTERS LOCAL 171 PRESIDENT: LABOR ORGANIZATIONS ALL AROUND
THE VALLEY HAVE GOTTEN BEHIND US, CONTACTED US, SAID WE'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE
ABOUT IT, SO THE PURPOSE OF THIS RALLY IS TO BRING IT TO THEM, GIVE THEM THE
ISSUES IN THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Teamsters Local 171 President;
OUT Q=the community.
In spite of the strike, a manager for U-P-S in Roanoke says it's now
accepting packages for ground delivery within the state of Virginia.
Governor George Allen is adding his two cents to the UPS dispute.
Allen has asked the State Police to "vigorously pursue" all reports of
threats, intimidation, or other illegal activity on the picket lines.
Virginia is a "right to work state".
State law forbids the use of force, threats of violence or intimidation to
prevent employees from exercising their right to work.
FEDERAL law prohibits financial retaliation -- over pensions, salaries, or
benefits -- against any worker who crosses a picket line.
100 days have passed since Jim Gilmore released his personal income tax
Don Beyer has yet to do the same.
And NO surprise: the Republicans are counting.
IN Q=Why won't Don
((RANDY FORBES/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA.: WHY WON'T DON RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS?
IS HE HIDING SOMETHING? DOES HE PAY TAXES? IS HE JUST BUYING TIME TO HIDE
SUPER=01-Randy Forbes/Republican Party of Va.;
OUT Q=the truth?
The Republican Party of Virginia gave Beyer an H&R Block gift
certificate...and shared a special cake to mark the occasion.
A spokeswoman for Beyer says his accountants are still working on separating
his earnings out of his family's car dealership.
Spokeswoman Page Boinest (BOY-nest) says it speaks volumes about the
Republicans that they're eating cake over a NON-issue, while Beyer's out
talking about things of importance to Virginians.
After more than a hundred years in central Virginia, Craddock- Terry is
getting out of the business of making shoes.
The Craddock- Terry plant in Gretna closed its doors today, throwing more
than 150 employees out of work.
Workers there were given just two days notice that they would need to find
IN Q=We can sign
((MARY MOORE/CRADDOCK- TERRY WORKER: WE CAN SIGN UP FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BUT IT'S
HARD WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO HERE AND YONDER LOOKING FOR A JOB AND SPEND WHAT
LITTLE UNEMPLOYMENT YOU GET. AND IT'S HARD ON A LOT OF US DOWN HERE AND WE'VE
ALL BEEN CRYING AND CAN'T SLEEP. U JUST THINK THEY'VE DONE US REAL DIRTY, THIS
MANY YEARS WE'VE BEEN HERE.))
SUPER=01-Mary Moore/Craddock-Terry Worker; :00
OUT Q=we've been here.
Craddock- Terry also plans to close its Halifax plant in mid- September.
The company is trying to focus on its mail- order business for Massey's
The company says it did not announce the closing earlier because it was
trying to keep the factory open as it searched for new business.
Thirty- two women will be grimacing in the heat next week at Virginia
Military Institute- -the first female cadets.
Keith Humphry went to Highland County this week and spent some time with
one of them.
IN Q=By now
SUPER=01-Jen Jolin/VMI Class of 2001; :10
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 21, 1996; :38
SUPER=01-Melvin Lindsey/Highland Co. H.S. Coach; 1:26
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
(( By now, Jennifer Jolin has been asked the same questions countless times.
WHY do you want a MILITARY education... why V-M-I?
She's a "gender pioneer" after all.
((A GENDER PIONEER. THAT'S A NEW ONE. Are you one? I GUESS I AM. Do you feel
like you're about to go in and break down some barriers? I DID AT FIRST. AND A
LOT OF THAT WAS EVERYBODY ELSE SAYING, "OH YOU'RE MAKING HISTORY. YOU'RE A
PIONEER. AND NOBODY'S EVER DONE THIS BEFORE." BUT IT KIND OF LOSES ITS SPARKLE,
KIND OF LOSES ITS EXCITEMENT, AFTER A WHILE AND NOW I'M JUST GOING TO SCHOOL.))
A school like few others- -one where for the first six MONTHS freshmen are
RATS- -subject to the correction, and torment of upperclassmen.
Some say it's the physical stuff that'll make you or break you at V-M-I.
((NOT REALLY, CAUSE IF YOU WANT IT BAD ENOUGH, YOU'LL WORK AND YOU'LL DO IT.))
Either way, Jolin wants to be ready- -ready for almost anything.
She's confident she won't have to put up with the kind of hazing and
harassment that prompted two women to drop out at the Citadel last year.
((IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME, AND I KNOW I'M IN THE RIGHT, I'M NOT GOING TO
QUIT. THERE'S NO REASON FOR ME TO. THAT PERSON WILL BE IN TROUBLE AND WILL BE
GONE AND MY PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED.))
OUT=will be solved.
She's been working out with her track coach-- and says applying to V-M-I was
all his idea in the first place.
((I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING YET SHE CAN'T HANDLE, IF SHE PUTS HER MIND TO IT. ))
She says simply: failure is not an option.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
Twenty years this weekend, the world of popular music changed forever,
and coming up a little later, we'll see how fans across the country are
remembering the day Elvis died.
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Cybermotion has landed a deal to sell its robotic security systems to Lucent
The Roanoke company adds this contract may be just the tip of the iceberg.
To help get it on the fast track, Cybermotion has armed itself with a new
marketing approach developed by an ad agency just down the street.
Len Besthoff explains.
SUPER=01-John Holland/Cybermotion Founder; :17
SUPER=01-Bill Thomasson/Exec. VP The Packett Group; 1:05
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Robots that can do a better and cheaper job than conventional security
Cybermotion of Roanoke thought its concept would catch on quickly,
especially after landing an account at a big pharmaceutical company.
SOT TAPE ONE 5:47:27
((JOHN HOLLAND/CYBERMOTION FOUNDER: OPTIMISTICALLY WE THOUGHT WE'D DO A GOOD
JOB FOR THEM AND THEN IN A YEAR OR SO THE PARADE WOULD BEAT A PATH TO OUR DOOR
AS IT WERE, AND OF COURSE IT WAS HARDER THAN THAT.))
OUT Q=than that.
But nearly a decade after going into business, Cybermotion's believes it's
finally on the verge of substantial growth.
The robot maker has increased its size, its employment, and most
importantly, it's sales.
SOT TAPE ONE 5:49:06
IN Q=Because of
((JOHN HOLLAND/CYBERMOTION FOUNDER: BECAUSE OF THE ACCEPTANCE THAT WE'VE BEEN
SEEING WE THOUGHT IT'S TIME TO GET A REALLY PROFESSIONAL ADVERTISING FIRM IN,
TO LOOK AT THIS THING, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT OUR BUSINESS.))
OUT Q=our business.
The company has hired a local firm to come up with large scale campaign to
take it to the next level.
The Packett Group admits the robots aren't easy to market, but it determined
Cybermotion needs to downplay the idea that its product replaces humans...with
a pitch like this.
SOT TAPE ONE 5:40:38
IN Q=Well, you
((BILL THOMASSON/EXEC. VP THE PACKETT GROUP: WELL YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW YOU'VE
GOT THE SAME SENSORS AND THE SAME DETECTION GOING ON RIGHT NOW ALL OVER YOUR
BUILDING. REALLY WHAT CYBERMOTION HAS DONE HAS TAKEN THAT AND PUT IT ONTO A
MOBILE PLATFORM. SO DON'T THINK OF IT AS A ROBOT.))
OUT Q=a robot.
SOT TAPE 2 06:20:28
IN Q=Now this
((Now this advertising push is the first step in a long path for Cybermotion
and its robots. If the campaign does proves successful, the company hopes
within three years to sell its stock to the public. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
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The Salem Avalanche picked up a big win at Memorial Stadium tonight
beating the Durham Bulls 7 to 3.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Bulls; :
Mugsy had the Bulls running before the game started.
In the top of the second Mark Derosa fires this shot to right field
scoring a run and the Bulls took a one to nothing lead in the inning.
Salem would get on the board in the bottom of the third when Tal Light hits
SUPER=37-Salem/7/Durham/3/;this shot to the centerfielder who can't hold the
ball Garrett Newbart scores to tie it and Salem wins it by a score of 7 to 3.
Randy Johnson struck out 13 but two Baltimore home runs led the Orioles to a
4 to 3 win over Seattle.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS; :
Sweet Lou Pinella relaxing in the dugout.
And he watched the Mariners take the early lead Jay Buhner hits this shot
to left centerfield scoring Ken Griffey and the Mariners led 1 to nothing.
But the Orioles cranked it up in the fourth. Jeff Reboulet smacks this solo
homer over the left field wall off Johnson and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
Then in the bottom of the fifth, SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/Seattle/3/; Jeffery
Hammonds hits this two run homer over the left field wall Baltimore led 3 to 1
and the Orioles win it 4 to 3.
Darryl Strawberry is back in the Majors. The Yankees activated Strawberry
today after he hit two home runs and drove in 7 for Triple A Columbus.
While Strawberry is back, Cleveland Pitcher Jack McDowell is out for the
season. Doctors found more damage to his right elbow. McDowell is in the last
year of two year deal and the Indians are not likely to pick up next years
Now, Here's tonights scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Johnny Benson captures the pole position at Michigan Mike
Stevens talks with Tech Fullback Marcus Parker.
and Lee Janzen comes from back in the pack to take the third round lead at
the P-G-A championship.
Despite a couple of rain showers this afternoon, The top 25 Winston Cup cars
qualified for Sundays Divilbiss 400 in Michigan.
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Mark Martin was one of the first drivers on the track and immediately set the
pace with a speed of 182 point 945 miles a hour.
But about midway through time trials, Johnny Benson, in the Pennzoil Pontiac
went out and knocked Martin off the pole with a speed at 183 point 332 miles an
He hangs on to get the top spot for Sunday ITW Devilbiss 400.
IN Q="EVERYBODY DID...BITE
((JOHNNY BENSON/ITW 400 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Johnny Benson/ITW Pole Winner;:00
OUT Q=...THIS WEEKEND."
Rick Mast ended up 21st fastest in the Remington Ford. Here's a check of the
go to boards
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Johnny Benson/183.332/2. Mark Martin//3. Ricky Craven//4. Dale
Jarrett//5. Jeff Burton//;
SUPER=0107-6. Bobby Labonte//7. Ted Musgrave//8. Ken Schrader//9. Dick
Trickle//10. Geoff Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-11. Wally Dallenbach//12. Jeremy Mayfield//13. Jeff Green//14.
Terry Labonte//15. Morgan Shepherd//;
SUPER=0107-16. Derrike Cope//17. Jeff Gordon//18. Chad Little//19. Sterling
Marlin//20. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-21. Rick Mast//22. Steve Grissom//23. David Green//24. Bill
Elliott//25. John Andretti//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
First round co-leaders John daly and Davis Love the third couldn't break
par in the second round of the P-G-A Championship.
The New leader is Lee Janzen.
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Janzen, the 1983 U-S open winner shot a three under par 67 today giving him
a total of 4 under par after two rounds. Janzen is 7 under par over the last
Love finished the day shooting a 71 and he trails Janzen by one shot heading
into tomorrow's third round.
John Daly shared the lead at the start of the day but he had problems on
the back nine and finished with a 73. He's at 1 under par.
Fred Couples made a move today he shot a three under par 69 to tie Jeff
Maggert and Phil Mickelson at two under par two shots off the pace.
Tiger Woods is 4 shots back and Ernie Els is 10 back after shooting a 6 over
The Virginia Tech football coaches say this season's group of running backs
in the most talented crop in school history.
And Mike Stevens says it may also be among the most unselfish.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Virginia Tech Fullback; :22
SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Va. Tech Assistant Head Coach; :42
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
(( Speedsters Ken Oxendine and Marcus Parker came to Tech in 1994 expecting to
battle each other for playing time their entire careers. But now as they
prepare for their for final season, the two will be teamed up in same backfield
with Parker, a natural tailback, graciously agreeing to again play fullback.
((MARCUS PARKER/VA. TECH SENIOR FULLBACK:))
((BILLY HITE/VA. TECH ASST. HEAD COACH:))
Parker's shift to fullback, should give Tech fans a greater opportunity to
see newcomer Lamont Pegues a redshirt junior transfer from Clemson who was a
high school all-american and the first freshmen to lead the Tigers in rushing
in over 40 years.
In Blacksburg, MIke Stevens News 7 sports.))
Thousands of Elvis fans are pouring into Memphis to remember the King.
It was 20- years ago tomorrow that Elvis Presley died.
Lee Cowan reports on the gathering at Graceland.
SUPER=01-Jonathan Long/Fan Club President; 1:22
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:32
OUT Q=NEWS, Memphis.
(( MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE IS A CITY OF SOUTHERN ROYALTY. KNOWN FOR EVERYTHING FROM
ITS HOSPITALITY, TO ITS FOOD...TO ITS BLUES.
BUT MOST OF ALL MEMPHIS IS KNOWN
FOR ITS KING.
(COURTESY: ELVIS PRESLEY ENT.)
ELVIS PRESLEY IT SEEMS HAD IT ALL FIGURED OUT. ROCK AND ROLL HAD ONE OF ITS
FIRST STARS AND AMERICA HAD A HERO, A LEGEND, AN ICON.
SOT/PAUL STOHR/ELVIS FAN
HE IS MORE POPULAR NOW THAN HE EVER WAS. AND HE IS EVERYWHERE.
IN THE MIDDLE OF BEALE STREET..ACROSS FROM HIS NEW RESTAURANT
HIS RAQUETBALL COURT IS NOW NEWLY COVERED WITH ALL OF HIS INTERNATIONAL
HITS..LIKE THEY JUST TOPPED THE CHARTS YESTERDAY.
IT SEEMS HE NEVER LEFT.
BUT ON A STEAMY HOT DAY IN AUGUST 1977..FANS KNEW THAT HE HAD. SOME RUSHED THE
HEARSE AS IT TRIED TO SQUEEZE INTO THE BACK ENTRANCE OF GRACELAND.
THOUSANDS POURED IN FROM AROUND THE WORLD...CAUSING A TRAFFIC JAM ON ELVIS
TWENTY YEARS LATER...LITTLE HAS CHANGED.
FROM DAWN TO DUSK..SOME 400 PEOPLE
AN HOUR LINE UP TO PASS BY HIS GRAVE. MANY NOT EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER
THE KING ALIVE.
LIKE THE PRESIDENT OF HIS TENNESSEE FAN CLUB WHO IS ONLY 16
YEARS OLD. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, MEMPHIS.))
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