It's back to the bargaining table for Teamsters and U-P-S.
And it's back to work for some laid off Yokohama workers.
Partly sunny, hot, and humid--
Some scattered thunderstorms may arrive during the heat of the day.
The steamy weekend forecast, on the way.
News 7 at noon is next.
The talks aimed at ending the U-P-S walkout are back on in Washington.
The two sides have been meeting separately at the same hotel with a federal
mediator shuttling back and forth.
Talks yesterday lasted 16 hours.
Later today the two sides are expected to meet face to face.
Meantime, in Kentucky, a teamster has been charged with attempted murder
after a police officer was struck by a vehicle during a union rally in
Police say the although the man charged is a Teamster he is NOT a striking
Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is now in the federal
government's highest security prison.
4:18:36 and 4:20:22
He was moved to the "Supermax" facility in Colorado yesterday after a judge
formally sentenced him to death.
Mcveigh is already appealing and possibly trying to change his legal team.
In a rare interview earlier this week with a reporter from a Buffalo
newspaper, McVeigh said he doesn't want Steven Jones to handle his appeal.
IN Q=me and steven Jones are sort of
OUT Q=to approach him.
Jones said today he has no plans
to stop working on appeals for McVeigh unless told to do so
by the court.
Lawyers for a Lynchburg teenager charged with murder have failed to get his
confession thrown out of court.
17- year- old Steven Clements is charged with shooting to death 31- year-
old Steven Withers July 15th.
Clements was arrested four days later on a parole violation, but admitted to
police he shot Withers.
Prosecutors say it's possible more than one person was involved.
IN Q=The investigation
((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING. I DON'T KNOW
WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES COMING FORTH OUT OF
IT. WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE IF WE GET SOME MORE INFORMATION OUT OF THE
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=of the lab.
Clements' lawyers wanted to suppress his confession, claiming police misled
his mother to get her permission to talk to him.
But a juvenile court judge refused, saying the 17- year- old was well aware
of his rights when he talked to police.
It's back to work for some Yokohoma workers.
Officials at the Salem plant say they're recalling close to 50 laid off
The move comes as the company prepares for a multi-million dollar expansion.
Daniel Ogden says the Salem facility will increase its operating capacity by
10 percent by the end of 19-98.
For the first time, it will produce light truck and high performance tires
at the plant.
Plant officials add that more laid off employees will be recalled if there
are continued productivity gains.
With the latest news, Yokohama has about 950 workers in Salem.
Two weeks ago, the company signed a new six year deal with its local union.
Yokohama says the new contract is not the main reason for this expansion.
After several years of paring down its workforce, I-T-T Night Vision has
begun hiring again.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
The company says over the next year it will hire another 125 people at its
Roanoke County plant.
There's a lot more work on the defense side of its business these days.
The company has won the two largest international contracts in its history
It will supply the Australian and Swiss military with various types of night
vision products and components. (-------------)
Prior to the hiring spree, I-T-T had about 650 employees.
Two separate ferry disasters have left several people dead in the
At least four people are dead and six others missing after a ferry capsized
today on Manila bay.
Thirty-nine others were rescued.
In another ferry disaster earlier in the day sixteen people were killed,
another 45 are still unaccounted for.
On the Carribbean island of (mahnt-sur-AT') Montserrat residents continue
to flee a raging volcano.
Before it began erupting June 25th, more than 11-thousand people lived on
the British Colony, now only 5-thousand are there.
These pictures taken by a C-B-S helicopter crew show the charred remains of
the Island's capital, Plymouth.
Authorities claim a man killed himself yesterday after a judge ordered him
to pay child support.
The man apparently drove off of the highway in Appomatox County shortly
after leaving court.
A state trooper clocked 40- year- old Brian John Rossi (ROSS-ee) of
Lynchburg at about 80 miles per hour when Rossi's vehicle veered off Route 460
IN Q=Wasn't two
((SGT. DENNIS BRADNER/VA STATE POLICE: WASN'T TWO SECONDS WORTH OF PURSUIT
HARDLY. BY THE TIME HE FLIPPED HIS LIGHTS ON, HE JUST DROVE RIGHT OFF THE
SUPER=01-Sgt. Dennis Bradner/Virginia State Police; :00
OUT Q=off the road.
Rossi's truck cut a tree in half, and flipped over several times.
He was thrown from the vehicle and died on impact.
State N-Double-A-C-P officials are convinced that the brutal murder of an
African American man was racially motivated.
Garnett "GP" Johnson was burned and beheaded last month in Grayson County.
Salim Khalfani is one of the N-double-A-C-P officials looking into Johnson's
He's troubled by the fact Grayson County authorities have told the media
RACE was NOT a primary factor.
Two white men are charged in Johnson's murder.
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((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: YOU KNOW IT'S JUST THAT FOLKS SEEM TO BE IN A
STATE OF DENIAL ABOUT THE FACT THAT RACE WAS A PRIMARY FACTOR IN THIS CASE. AND
I DON'T KNOW HOW ONE COULD DENY UNLESS THEY'RE FROM SOME OTHER PLANET OR
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;
Khalfani is basing his beliefs, in part, on witness statements to the media
and what he was told by the prosector.
A former friend of suspect, Louis Ceparano, spoke with NEWS 7, but didn't
want to reveal his identity.
He says Ceparano and the victim were friends-- although Ceparano was known
to use racial slurs.
((WAS LOUIS CEPARANO A PERSON YOU WOULD EVER THINK WOULD KILL SOMEBODY? NO, NOT
WHEN I MET HIM.
BUT DID THAT IDEA CHANGE? DID YOU THINK IT WAS A POSSIBILITY?
WE'LL, I DON'T KNOW, LIKE I SAID, HE CHANGED AND HE JUST GOT KIND OF SPOOKY AT
SUPER=29-Former Ceparano Friend;
OUT Q=at times.
It's unlikely we'll hear Ceparano's side of the story until he appears in
court-- his new attorney-- Jimmy Turk has told him NOT to speak with the media.
New York City's police commissioner says it's not just a case of police
brutality -- but one of the worst types of criminal acts.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
A Haitian immigrant claims an officer beat him and brutally sodomized him
with a toilet plunger in a stationhouse bathroom.
One officer has been arrested on felony charges.
A police commander was transferred and 11 other officers were pulled off
active duty because of the incident.
Tension between Beyer staff members and those of his running mate is
apparently on the rise.
But, Beyer is reportedly trying to dismiss the reports.
Sources tell NEWS 7 that a certified mediator met with workers from the
Beyer, Payne and Dolan camps once problems flared.
At that meeting, Beyer campaign chief Susan Platt -- seen here to his left
-- walked out twice, using profanities.
Beyer says he hasn't been told of any such meeting.
((THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE TENSIONS BECAUSE CAMPAIGNS ARE IRREGULAR. THERE ARE
UPS AND DOWNS. BUT I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN SUSAN PLATT.))
OUT Q=Susan Platt.
Sources say Beyer, Payne, and Dolan themselves are getting along alright.
The Commonwealth is the second largest trash importer in the nation, and now
a Virginia politician is trying to change that.
Don Beyer wants to change that.
Beyer used a trash transfer station in Richmond to call for a moratorium on
new mega-landfills and enhanced penalties for lawbreakers.
IN Q=For years
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: FOR YEARS AND YEARS, THE SLOGAN
OF VIRGINIA HAS BEEN "VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS." THE QUESTION IS NOW IS VIRGINIA
ALSO FOR TRASH, AND GARBAGE, AND WASTE?))
OUT Q=and waste?
A coincidental visit from a praying mantis helped Beyer make his "photo-op"
as a candidate for the environment.
IN Q=This is the
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THIS IS THE KIND OF VIRGINIA WE
WANT. VIRGINIA IS FOR PRAYING MANTISES.))
OUT Q=praying mantises.
Virginia accepts 1-point-7 million tons of out-of-state garbage now, and
processes four times the national average.
Roanoke City schools' committment to hiring minority contractors is being
questioned by the N-Double-A-C-P.
Complaints from the group include discrimination and lack of a good faith
effort to talk about the issue.
Joe Dashiell reports on the news conference and the reaction of school
IN Q=The sidewalk
SUPER=01-Michael Reed/Contractor; :14
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :39
SUPER=01-Marsha Ellison/School Board Chairman; :50
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((The sidewalk in front of Garden City Elementary is one of the jobs,
concrete contractor Michael Reed has completed for the city schools.
Denied a larger project, Reed now believes he is a victim of
IN Q=I can't understand
((I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY IF I WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH, WHY DID I HAVE TO DO NINE OR
TEN JOBS, THEN COME DOWN I'M NOT GOOD ENOUGH NO MORE. OR TAKE A BIG JOB FROM ME
AND GIVE IT TO A WHITE MAN.))
OUT Q=give it to a white man.
The Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P says school system policies
discourage the participation of minority contractors in construction projects.
Chapter President Martin Jeffrey says the school board has compromised
discussions of these and other issues by requiring the presence of school
superintendent Wayne Harris.
IN Q=What we want to do
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS JUST GET OUR
CONCERNS ON THE TABLE, HAVE SOME REAL DISCUSSIONS AROUND THOSE CONCERNS WITH
THE SCHOOL BOARD, OF WHICH THE SUPERINTENDENT IS NOT.))
((MARSHA ELLISON/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE SCHOOL BOARD ASKED THE
SUPERINTENDENT TO ATTEND TO HELP COMMUNICATIONS AND ALSO HE IS HIRED BY THE
SCHOOL BOARD TO RUN THE BUSINESS OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THIS IS A BUSINESS
THAT CONCERNS HIM AND WE WANTED HIM TO BE INVOLVED IN IT.))
OUT Q=to be involved in it.
School Board Chairman Marsha Ellison says she hopes the dialogue with the
N-Double-A-C-P can continue.
And Board Member Harry Davis has scheduled a meeting with Reed to discuss
his discrimination complaint.
Both members say the school system is committed to minority involvement in
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Bedford County may soon be getting three much-needed elementary schools.
Last night the school board voted to apply for several million dollars in
Virginia Public School Authority financing bonds.
The money will help pay for architectural designs and the land the new
schools will be built on.
Superintendent John Kent says that could get expensive.
IN Q=There's an
((DR. JOHN KENT/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: THERE'S AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPROVAL
FROM ALL PARTIES INVOLVED. I THINK THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IS GOING TO BE
SUPPORTIVE, SO I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY PROBLEM. I THINK THEY WOULD JUST LIKE
TO GET A PRETTY EXACT OR CLOSE PRICE ESTIMATE ALONG WITH EVERYTHING ELSE
THEY'RE FACING IN THE COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kent/Bedford Co. School Superintendent; :00
OUT Q=in the county.
Two of the new schools will be built in the Forest area, another near
A separate bond issue will cover the cost of their construction.
**Note Anchor Tag**
A higher education center centrally located in Roanoke may soon be in the
Len Besthoff reports on a campaign to make the center a reality.
IN Q=The splendor
SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/Destination Education Chairman;
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
SUPER=01-John Pecaric/R.R. Donnelley & Sons;
SUPER=01-Vickie Price/Employment & Training Consortium;
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
The splendor of the newly renovated Hotel Roanoke was the backdrop for the
launch of another community effort called Destination Education.
It's pushing for funding of the 16- million- dollar Higher Education Center,
which would go in the old N-and-W building next to the grand old hotel.
IN Q=Our job
((WARNER DALHOUSE/DESTINATION EDUCATION CHAIRMAN: OUR JOB IS TO PERSUADE THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT THIS FACILITY IS NEEDED IN THIS LOCATION AND THAT IT IS
AN ECONOMICAL INVESTMENT OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS.))
OUT Q=taxpayer dollars.
Area colleges and universities would offer third and fourth year courses
plus graduate studies.
The center would also have programs to help workers at new and existing
businesses improve their job skills.
IN Q=And the way
((JOHN PECARIC/R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS: AND THE WAY THAT WE CAN DO THAT IS BY
ALWAYS CHALLENGING OURSELVES AND INCREASING THE KNOWLEDGE THAT EACH ONE OF US
HAS. THIS CENTER PROVIDES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.))
OUT Q=to do that.
Organizations now offering job retraining welcome the center, because
they're running out of room.
IN Q=We believe
((VICKIE PRICE/5TH DIST. EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING CONSORTIUM: WE BELIEVE THAT THE
EMPLOYMENT TRAINING SERVICES MUST BE RESPONSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE,
TO ENSURE THAT THE SUPPLY OF WORKERS MATCHES THE DEMANDS OF THE LABOR MARKET.
OUT Q=labor market.
SOT standup 12:44:37
IN Q=Now unlike the
((Now unlike the Renew Roanoke campaign for the Hotel Roanoke and Conference
Center, Destination Education is not about fundraising. All the group wants is
support, in the form of letters and phone calls. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
OUT Q=LB, News7.
Destination Education's address is P-O Box two-thousand-one, Roanoke,
The phone number is 3-4-2-3-0-6-0.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Up next in sports,
A guilty plea is in from a NASCAR team owner.
It was a cold night on the diamond last night as the Avalanche iced the
Blue Rocks in Salem.
MUSIC UP FULL
COMM BREAK #3
The Salem Avalanche downed the Blue Rocks by a score of 5-to-3 ending its
three-game series with Wilmington.
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00
The Tech Hokie Bird was visiting last night, and had to be rescued by Muggsy
before the game could get started.
Salem also needed a rescue effort as it fell behind 2-to-nothing in the
second as Roman Escamilla rips a shot just past short to score 2.
The Avalanche would warm up its bats in the third, as Vicente Garcia slams
one off the left field wall, and he comes in with the standup double.
The Avalanche would get on the board with Dean Marnell driving in Garcia with
the fielder's choice. Salem wins it 5-to-3.
The team welcomes Durham to town tonight for another Party in Park at 5:30
with the Kings and the Rhythm Doctors.
He's claimed his innocence all along, but yesterday Rick Hendrick pled
guilty in Federal Court in Asheville, North Carolina.
Hendrick is the 90's most successful NASCAR multi-car team owner.
Hendrick pleaded guilty to mail fraud in an agreement that in essence will
wipe out the other 14 charges he faced for allegedly offering bribes to Honda
motor company officials.
Prosecutors claimed Hendrick was part of a conspiracy to launder money, pay
bribes and commit fraud to acquire dealerships and additional cars.
Hendrick, who is fighting leukemia will be sentenced in the next month or so.
The government is recommending a sentence of 10-to-16 months and a quarter of
a million dollar fine.
Hendrick owns 89 car dealerships in 10 states, selling 25 makes of cars.
Last year sales topped $2 point 4 billion.
Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.
The King of Rock and Roll may be gone but his legacy lives on.
Mark McKewan takes to Graceland where business is as hot as the August heat.
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN; :00-:12
SUPER=01-Mark Kemp/Rolling Stone Magazine; :12-:17
SUPER=01-Jack Soden/CE0 Elvis Presley Enterprises; 1:15-:22;
OUT Q=CBS News.
NATSND TOUR AT DOOR
ON JUNE 7, 1982, GRACELAND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. IN THAT
YEAR, 350-THOUSAND PEOPLE WALKED THROUGH ITS DOORS.
(SOT) MARK KEMP
"Elvis has become a myth... to that"
PRISCILA PRESLEY SPRUCED UP THE HOUSE WITH NOT MUCH MORE THAN A COAT OF PAINT,
TAKING A 2 MILLION DOLLAR ESTATE AND TURNED IT INTO A HALF BILLION DOLLAR
(SOT) MARK KEMP
"I think the reason ... ex-wife. (NAT)
THE ORIGINAL 14 ACRES HAVE BEEN EXPANDED INTO AN 80 ACRE COMPOUND THAT
INCLUDES PLANES..S.&VERAL MUSEUMS AND OH YES-- CONTANTLY RINGING CASH
NATSND CASH REGISTERS
TODAY, 750,000 PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD VISIT GRACELAND EACH YEAR FROM
AROUND THE WORLD ... HALF OF THEM UNDER 35, WHICH SUGGESTS THIS IS A BUSINESS
WITH A FUTURE.
Mark McEwen, CBS News.))
In the preseason games all eyes were on the Carolina Panthers as they
battled with the Chiefs.
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Carolina's Lamar Lathon has been watching that Kerry Collins-Bill Romanowski
tape too much this week.
Watch quarterback Rich Gannon literally take it on the chin.
Steve Beuerlein was less than stellar in Collins' absence. Donnie Edwards
picks off the Beuerlein pass to set up a TD.
The Chiefs whip the Panthers last night
30 to 10.