News-7 at FIVE is straight ahead...
The latest on the UPS strike--are the meetings between the company and
Investigators are asking for help with a ten-year old murder case.
And remembering the King...20 years later.
On Health Check-- An investigation of medicare over-billing in Virginia--
Plus, the jury takes the case, over Dow Chemical's breast implants.
The Labor Department is sounding hopeful--
Despite signs that the Teamsters Union doesn't expect a quick resolution to
its strike against U-P-S.
IN Q=Its obvious
((RON CAREY/TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT: ITS OBVIOUS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN NO
AGREEMENTS REACHED HOWEVER, I WILL CONTINUE TO NEGOTIATE AS LONG AS THERE IS
OUT Q=is hope
SS=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
Efforts are intensifying to end the 12-day strike.
After meeting for 16 hours yesterday-- the two sides returned to the
bargaining table today.
Liz Mullen reports.
IN Q=Nearly two weeks into
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters Union President; :12
SUPER=00-David Helfert/Mediation Service Spokesman; :59
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:30
OUT Q=L.M. CBS News Washington.
((Nearly two weeks into a crippling U-P-S strike and the biggest news of the
is that.. at over 24 hours... this is the longest period of time the two sides
have spent together. but...
RON CAREY/TEAMSTERS UNION PRESIDENT:
THE CONTRACT THAT PROVIDES FOR FAMILIES...DOESN T COME ABOUT AT THE
BARGAINING TABLE.. IT HAPPENS ON THE PICKET LINES, IN THE COMMUNITY. // WE
DIDN'T ASK FOR THIS FIGHT BUT WE WILL WIN IT.
Since the start of the strike, U-P-S is operating at only 10 percent of its
business. across the country.. in places like Houston, Louisville, and New York
City.. nearly 185-thousand teamsters are on the picket line. The company is
losing an estimated 300 million dollars a week.. and some businesses that rely
on ups, are facing bankruptcy. Officials say, though, those business owners
should not give up hope:
DAVID HELFERT/MEDIATION SERVICE SPOKESMAN:
THEY OUGHT TO FEEL OPTIMISTIC THAT THE PARTIES CONTINUE TO TALK, BECAUSE IF
THAT DOESN T HAPPEN THEN THEY'VE GOT A REAL REASON TO BE PESSIMISTIC BUT AS
LONG AS THEY CONTINUE TO TALK THEN THERE IS HOPE THAT THIS WILL BE RESOLVED.
Even the nation s blood supply has been affected: 800 units of blood have
spoiled because of delays in shipments.
But.. the head of the teamsters union says this strike is the proverbial
message to corporOte America:
RON CAREY/ TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT
this will tell big corporations that we ve had enough of their
The teamsters have called for an international day of action next thursday.
they re asking americans to wear blue ribbons in support of striking U-P-S
workers.. and will organize rallies at various cities. the labor dept. is
hoping that in the meantime, talks will continue. Liz Mullen, CBS News,
Governor George Allen has a warning for UPS strikers.
Don't try to intimidate, harass, or attack any co-worker who chooses to NOT
honor the strike.
Virginia is a right to work state.
Allen says he's asked the State Police to "vigorously pursue" all reports of
threats or other illegal activity on the picket lines.
Meantime, a teamsters rally is scheduled in about an hour in Roanoke...we'll
have a live report at six.
In Danville, negotiations continued through the night...
as Goodyear officials wrangled with union members over a new contract.
Around 8:30 this morning the two sides reached a tentative deal...just hours
before the noon deadline.
The new six-year local contract comes on the heels of a broader contract
hammered out last May...
Workers there were on strike for two and a half weeks over wages and job
Officials refused to comment on this latest contract until it's ratified.
Mystery still surrounds the deaths of Scott and Shannon Hughes.
The skeletal remains of the young Roanoke couple were discovered nearly 10
Tomorrow, public service announcements hit the airwaves--
Investigators hope they'll breathe new life into a cold case.
A surveying crew found the bodies of 20-year-old Scott Hughes and his
18-year-old wife Shannon at the bottom of a ravine off 5-81.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 1988;
That was in March of 1988, eight months after the two were reported missing.
They were last heard from making phone calls from this Christiansburg
service station to get a ride back to Roanoke on a July morning in 1987.
IN Q=WE BELIEVE THE
((SGT PAUL MCELVEIN/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.: WE BELIEVE THE MURDER WEAPON WAS
A RUGER BLACKHAWK .357. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO THAT
WEAPON WE COULD USE THAT INFORMATION.))
((DET. ROGER HARRIS/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT KNOW DETAILS
ABOUT THIS INVESTIGATION THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL AND LEAD US TO THE MURDER WEAPON
AND THE PERSON WHO ACTUALLY DID THIS.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Paul McElvein/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.; :00
SUPER=01-Det. Roger Harris/Roanoke City Police; :14
OUT Q=ACTUALLY DID THIS
Harris believes the Hughes' knew their murderer.
Harris and McElvein (Mc-Kel-vin) are members of the Roanoke Valley
They've been on the case for two years.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Why hasn't Democrat Don Beyer revealed his personal tax forms...the story
when NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
And its the last day on the job for workers at Craddock Terry...the shoe
factory is shutting down its central Virginia plants.
Plus on Health Check-- a look at the link between cancer and
nutrition...it's on the way, when the news returns.
Today was the last day on the job for more than 150 employees at the
Craddock- Terry shoe factory in Gretna.
Craddock- Terry is closing down its central Virginia plants to concentrate
solely on its catalog business.
Workers at the Gretna facility are angry they were given just two days
notice about losing their jobs.
IN Q=If you've spent
((MARY MOORE/CRADDOCK-TERRY WORKER: IF YOU'VE SPENT OUR LIFE IN ONE PLACE, AND
THEN THEY GIVE YOU A NOTICE TO GET OUT IN TWO DAYS, YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR
ANYTHIGN. I MEAN, I THINK THEY'VE DONE US DIRTY, WE'VE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME,
NO SEVERANCE PAY, VACATION THEY BEAT US OUT OF THAT. AND I THINK ALL THSE NICE
PEOPLE DOWN HERE DESERVE SOMETHING.))
SUPER=01-Mary Moore/Craddock-Terry Worker; :00
OUT Q=deserve something.
Another Craddock- Terry plant in Halifax will close in mid- September.
The company's outlet shoe store in Lynchburg will remain open.
The Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P is checking into minority hiring
practices at the Hotel Roanoke.
Chapter President Martin Jeffrey met this afternoon with Hotel owners.
The discussions stem from a national boycott by the N-Double-A-C-P of ten
major hotel chains.
Jeffery says he's hopeful the talks will bring about some changes in
employment opportunities for minorities...
He says he's already received some committment from the hotel.
IN Q=That moves us forward
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/NAACP President;
The Hotel Roanoke is managed by Doubletree.
Both sides will return to the table in three weeks for further discussions.
Virginia Republicans were celebrating today.
It's been 100 days since Democrat Don Beyer said he'd release his personal
GOP party chairman Randy Forbes asks what Beyer's got to hide.
IN Q=Now I'm sure when
((RANDY FORBES/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA.: NOW I'M SURE WHEN YOU CALL DON BEYER
HE'LL GIVE YOU ANOTHER EXCUSE. WE'RE WORKING ON THEM OR THEY'RE CONFUSING...
WELL IF ONE OF THE EXCUSES IS THAT HE HASN'T HAD TIME TO GET HIS TAXES DONE,
TODAY WE'VE SENT TO DON BEYER A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO H&R BLOCK THAT THEY WILL
HAPPILY DO HIS TAXES ON THEM SO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WILL KNOW WHAT'S
CONTAINED IN THOSE RETURNS.))
SUPER=01-Randy Forbes/Republican Party of Va.;
OUT Q=those returns.
Beyer's spokeswoman, Page (BOY-nest) Boinest, says accountants are working
on separating out Beyer's earnings from his family car dealership.
She says charges that he's hiding anything are "hollow."
groovy music UNDER
Elvis fans know what's significant about August 16th, 1977--
Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a look at the popularity of the man dubbed the King
of Rock and Roll. (----------------)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the King of Rock and Roll's death.
Throughout the world people are remembering the life of Elvis Aaron
Fans come in all shapes and sizes, some are dressing up like him-- others are
checking out his famous home-- Graceland.
10:33 ish show graceland
The two-million dollar estate has turned into a half billion dollar
IN Q=A FUNNY THING
750-thousand people from around the globe visit Graceland each year.
Half of them under age 35.
Vigils are scheduled to be held at the gates of Graceland later this
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Very Muggy/70-75/Hazy/Hot & Humid/94-98;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Showers Possible/66-69/Hazy/Hot & Humid/88-92;
SUPER=333-Muggy &/Partly Cloudy/67-70/Hazy/Hot & Humid/90-94;
SUPER=334-Muggy/Showers Possible/64-67/Hazy Hot & Humid/Maybe a Shower/86-90;
health music under
In tonight's Ticker-- NASCAR news and some soggy qualifying...
But first on Health Check-- a certified hypnotist is trying to change the
way you think about HYPNOSIS.
It doesn't have to be used just for the traumatic stuff-- rather,
according to one expert, it can make you a more creative person.
IN Q=You're quieting
((YOU'RE QUIETING YOUR RATIONAL, LOGICAL MIND WHICH TENDS TO TALK AND CHATTER
AND ANALYZE AND CRITICIZE AND JUDGE EVERYTHING AND GETTING MORE TO THE
SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND. ))
OUT Q=the subconscious mind.
Keith Humphry here with a quick glimpse of a woman on a mission.
Jennifer Jolin is one of the 32 women preparing to pack her life into the
fortress- like atmosphere of Virginia Military Institute.
She knows everybody back home is watching- -along with the rest of the
And she's determined to make it.
IN Q=I don't feel
((JEN JOLIN/VMI CLASS OF 2001: I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'LL FAIL AS FAR AS VMI.
THAT'S NOT AN OPTION.))
SUPER=01-Jen Jolin/VMI Class of 2001
OUT Q=not an option.
We'll hear more from Jolin- -and her coach, the man SHE says convinced her
to apply to VMI.
DOUBLE BOXES Keith/Connie
That's just one of the things in store for you tonight on News 7 at Six.
Speaking of VMI, NEWS-7 at FIVE and SIX,
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will be on location Monday in Lexington as Virginia Military Institute's class
of 2001 arrives on post.
GRAPHIC=HEALTH CARE COSTS
An investigation of 14 health care facilities in the state has turned up
more than a million dollars in Medicare over-charges.
The review, by the Center for Quality Health Care Services and Consumer
Protection found over-billing in home health agencies and nursing homes.
The office has not named the facilities, but acknowledges some were in
fact, in Southwest Virginia.
The investigation is part of a federal pilot program involving several
Review continues in Virginia, with another investigation beginning in the
fall, called Operation Restore Trust.
A New Orleans jury is deliberating the nation's first class-action trial on
Some 18-hundred women claim Dow Chemical hid evidence that breast implants
make women sick.
The company denies the allegations.
Thousands of deaths each year could be prevented if catheters were coated
with antiseptics, according to studies published in the Annals of Internal
IN Q=Catheters are tubes
OUT Q=un-coated catheters.
Catheters are tubes -- commonly inserted into blood vessels -- which carry
food, blood, and medicine into the body.
Without treating the catheters, infections may travel into people's
The coating could save millions of dollars in hospitalization costs,
according to the studies.
More than 200-thousand cases of bloodstream infections each year can be
blamed on un-coated catheters.
While coated catheters are more expensive, patients with treated catheters
were FIVE-times LESS likely to contract a bloodstream infection.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that as many as seven out of every
ten cases of cancer might be caused by dietary factors.
For instance, eating too much fat appears to be a factor in the development
of certain cancers. Americans get about 35 percent of their
calories from fat, but researchers say people whose diets contain only 20
percent fat seem to have less cancer.
IN Q=For general
((BEVERLEE CLEARMAN/REGISTERED DIETICIAN:FOR GENERAL NUTRITION GUIDELNES WE
USUALLY SAY 30-PERCENT BUT THERE DOES SEEM TO BE AN ADDED BENEFIT TO BEING EVEN
LOWER IN FAT CONTENT ))
SUPER=01-Beverlee Clearman/Registered Dietician; :
OUT Q=in fat content.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Reduce the amount of fat in your diet by consuming low fat dairy products--
be miserly with added fats such as butter, margarine and salad dressings.
Red meat CAN still be part of healthy diet. Just eat smaller portions, no
more than the size of a deck of cards twice a day.
Fruits and vegetables can also reduce your risk for cancer-- especifally if
you consume at least five servings a day.
((THESE TEND TO BE HIGHER IN THOSE OTHER SUBSTANCES THAN FOODS THAN RIGHT NOW
ARE FOR LACK OF BETTER TERMS CALLED PHYTOCHEMICALS ))
OUT Q=called phyto-chemicals.
Eating in moderation, limiting alcohol use, exercising regularly, and not
smoking--- all contribute to a healthly lifestyle, and can also reduce your
risk for cancer.
Think of hypnosis-- and what comes to mind?
Maybe being put to sleep-- losing your self control.
But not so, according to one area hypnotist-- trying to spread the word
that through hypnosis, you can be more awake and alive than ever.
IN Q=At this week
SUPER=01-Suzann Robins/Certified Hypnotist; :18
OUT Q=results of that
(( At this week's YWCA Brown Bag Lunch Series, Suzann Robins explains that
hypnosis can be the key to becomming more creative.
In therapy sessions, the client can even undo past traumas.
The purpose she says isn't to RE-LIVE a negative experience, but to RELIEVE
IN Q=It doesn't
((SUZANN ROBINS/CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SOMETHIGN BIG, SOME
SMALL THING THAT HAPPENED BUT YOU MADE A DECISION , LIKE A DECISION THAT
CHANGED YOUR LIFE. LIKE, ADULTS ARE HARD TO PLEASE. OR I'M NEVER APPROVED OF BY
ANYONE. AND YOU CARRY SOMETHING WITH THAT FROM WHEN IT HAPPENS-- FROM WHEN
YOU'RE A TINY BABY OR A TEENAGER UNTIL YOU ARE AN ADULT. ))
OUT Q=you are an adult.
Robins says hypnosis isn't just about quitting smoking or losing weight--
she says it can be used as a tool for accomplishing anything you want-- through
a sort-of meditation.
IN Q=It's also very
((SUZANN ROBINS: IT'S ALSO VERY SIMILAR TO PRAYER,. WHEN PEOPLE ARE SAYING A
PRAYER, THEY ARE TAKING THEMSELVES INTO A DEAPER MORE RELAXED STATE WHERE THEY
FEEL MORE CALM AND THEY SEE THE RESULTS OF THAT.))
OUT Q=results of that.
Robins says self-hypnosis is also a good tool for improving creativity--
relying on affirmations to increase relaxation and overcome anxiety.
Time now to check in with the always relaxed Mike Stevens
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Welcome everybody to the start of your weekend, and let's get the ticker
started in Michigan where the Winston SS=michigan speedway
Cup circuit has taken up residence this week.
Rain this morning at the track pushed back qualifying an hour and a half.
And while that was frustrating it gave a couple of teams an opportunity to
take care of business.
For starters on the Busch series, Diamond Ridge Motorsports announced that
Hermie Sadler will join his brother Elliott next season in a two car team.
Hermie gives up his own team to make this move.
IN Q="You know...
SUPER=01-Hermie Sadler/Moves to Diamond Ridge Racing; :00
SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/3 Wins & 4 Poles This Year; :18
OUT Q=...WE NEED."
SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/ESPN; :00
Also, some big news today concerning Geoff Bodine. Not only is his car
painted Gold for this weekend, but his struggling team is getting additional
funding, some new minority ownership and a new team Manager.
Tim Brewer will take over as team manager with the official announcement
Now let's see how the top 10 in qualifying looks early in the round.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Mark Martin/182.945/2. Dick Trickle//3. Wally Dallenbach Jr.//4.
Jeremy Mayfield//5. Derrike Cope//;
SUPER=0107-6. Chad Litte//7. Rick Mast//8. Steve Grissom//9. Bill Elliott
//10. John Andretti//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The second round of PGA championship is in full swing at the Winged Foot
country club in upstate New York.
SUPER=03-Mamaroneck, NY; :00
David Love the third has the clubhouse lead after following up yesterday's 66
with a one over 71 today.
Co-first round leader John Daly has also dropped a few strokes today. Despite
making this birdie he shot a three over 73.
And here's the shot of the day. An Eagle on the 12th hole by Phil Mickelson
breaks at a right angle and trickles down into the cup.
Right now Lee Janzen is in the lead at 6 under par. He is still on the
course with about 6 holes still to play.
Coming up at six, we'll check in on the Tech backfield for 1997.
Have a super weekend everybody.
take a break
Finally tonight-- they claim its the largest gathering ever of poeple over
100 years old.
75 centenarians - aged between 100 and 107 - have been brought together by
Belgium's Sabena and Ulm airlines, who flew them from Antwerp to London City
The airlines are also claiming a record for carrying the largest number of
passengers aged over 100 on a single flight.
People from four countries are among the group, including World War One
veterans and people who've lived through the reign of six British monarchs.
One woman received a special award for having the most grandchildren-- 26 in
That's NEWS-7 at Five for tonight.
A look ahead now...to Monday.
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NEWS-7 at FIVE and SIX are on location in Lexington for the arrival of
Virginia Military Institute's class of 2001.
It's the first co-ed class in the school's 157-year history.
You won't want to miss two very special newscasts, live on post at VMI.
Have a good weekend.