12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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It's back to the bargaining table for Teamsters and U-P-S.
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And it's back to work for some laid off Yokohama workers.
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Partly sunny, hot, and humid--
Some scattered thunderstorms may arrive during the heat of the day.
The steamy weekend forecast, on the way.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


News 7 at noon is next.

ups


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The talks aimed at ending the U-P-S walkout are back on in Washington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


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.
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY;


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 Louisville.
Police say the although the man charged is a Teamster he is NOT a striking U-P-S worker.
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McVeigh


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Tim McVeigh


Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is now in the federal government's highest security prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;

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.
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Jones said today he has no plans to stop working on appeals for McVeigh unless told to do so by the court.
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Clements


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-53
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Lawyers for a Lynchburg teenager charged with murder have failed to get his confession thrown out of court.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 15th;


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.
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SOT 2:04:22
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 LAB.))
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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.
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E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


It's back to work for some Yokohoma workers.
Officials at the Salem plant say they're recalling close to 50 laid off employees.
The move comes as the company prepares for a multi-million dollar expansion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


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.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


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.



ITT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=ITT


After several years of paring down its workforce, I-T-T Night Vision has begun hiring again.
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VO-NAT
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 this year.
It will supply the Australian and Swiss military with various types of night
vision products and components. (-------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=ITT


Prior to the hiring spree, I-T-T had about 650 employees.

Ferry-deaths


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


Two separate ferry disasters have left several people dead in the Philippines.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;


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.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

MONTSERRAT


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WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=wipe,wipe,wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montserrat;


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.
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S-Appomattox-Wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


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.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


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 near Concord.
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SOT 00:23:27
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((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 ROAD.))
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OUT Q=off the road.
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VO-NAT


Rossi's truck cut a tree in half, and flipped over several times.
He was thrown from the vehicle and died on impact.
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Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=none


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.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond; :


Salim Khalfani is one of the N-double-A-C-P officials looking into Johnson's murder.
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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IN Q=

((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 SOMETHING. ))
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=something.
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VO-NAT


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.
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18:48:03
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((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 TIMES. ))
SUPER=29-Former Ceparano Friend;
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OUT Q=at times.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Murder Investigation


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.



NY-police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


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.
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VO-NAT
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.
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S-Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


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.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


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.
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((THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE TENSIONS BECAUSE CAMPAIGNS ARE IRREGULAR. THERE ARE UPS AND DOWNS. BUT I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN SUSAN PLATT.))
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VO-NAT


Sources say Beyer, Payne, and Dolan themselves are getting along alright.
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S-Beyer-Trash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=none


The Commonwealth is the second largest trash importer in the nation, and now a Virginia politician is trying to change that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


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.
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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?))
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VO-NAT


A coincidental visit from a praying mantis helped Beyer make his "photo-op" as a candidate for the environment.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THIS IS THE KIND OF VIRGINIA WE WANT. VIRGINIA IS FOR PRAYING MANTISES.))
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VO-NAT


Virginia accepts 1-point-7 million tons of out-of-state garbage now, and processes four times the national average.
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E-NAACP-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=NONE


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 officials.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Reed/Contractor; :14
SUPER=@Joe2; :25
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :39
SUPER=01-Marsha Ellison/School Board Chairman; :50
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((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 discrimination.
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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.))
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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.
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((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.))
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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 construction projects.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

E-Bedford-Schools


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Education


Bedford County may soon be getting three much-needed elementary schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


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.
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((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.))
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VO-NAT


Two of the new schools will be built in the Forest area, another near Stewartsville.
A separate bond issue will cover the cost of their construction.
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S-Education-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Education

**Note Anchor Tag**
A higher education center centrally located in Roanoke may soon be in the works.
Len Besthoff reports on a campaign to make the center a reality.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;
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;
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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.
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((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.))
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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.
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((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.))
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Organizations now offering job retraining welcome the center, because they're running out of room.
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((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. ))
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((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.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Education


Destination Education's address is P-O Box two-thousand-one, Roanoke, Virginia, 2-4-0-0-9.
The phone number is 3-4-2-3-0-6-0. WEATHER
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next in sports,
A guilty plea is in from a NASCAR team owner.
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VO-NAT


and,
It was a cold night on the diamond last night as the Avalanche iced the Blue Rocks in Salem.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche downed the Blue Rocks by a score of 5-to-3 ending its three-game series with Wilmington.
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VO-NAT eng#
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.
SUPER=37-Wilmington/3/Salem/5;


The Avalanche would get on the board with Dean Marnell driving in Garcia with the fielder's choice. Salem wins it 5-to-3.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold avalanche


The team welcomes Durham to town tonight for another Party in Park at 5:30 with the Kings and the Rhythm Doctors.

S-Hendrick


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=RICK HENDRICK


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.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Asheville, NC;


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.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hendrick


Hendrick owns 89 car dealerships in 10 states, selling 25 makes of cars.
Last year sales topped $2 point 4 billion.

Elvis-Fans


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


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.
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IN Q=
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;
SUPER=01-Mark McEwen/Reporting;
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((
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"

(TRACK)


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 BUSINESS.

(SOT) MARK KEMP

"I think the reason ... ex-wife. (NAT)

(TRACK)

THE ORIGINAL 14 ACRES HAVE BEEN EXPANDED INTO AN 80 ACRE COMPOUND THAT INCLUDES PLANES..S.&VERAL MUSEUMS AND OH YES-- CONTANTLY RINGING CASH REGISTERS.
NATSND CASH REGISTERS

(TRACK)


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.

(SOT) EARNST



(SOT) CEO


Mark McEwen, CBS News.))


S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


In the preseason games all eyes were on the Carolina Panthers as they battled with the Chiefs.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/ESPN;:00


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.
SUPER=30-Carolina/10/Kansas City/30;


The Chiefs whip the Panthers last night (-------------) 30 to 10.