Big money is rolling in at Salem's Yokohama Tire Plant.
Governor Allen announced a multi- million dollar deal with Yokohama to make
high performance radial tires.
Up to 28- million- dollars will be invested at the truck tire plant.
The expansion will allow the company to also make car and recreational
Installation of the new production line will start next July, and will be
completed in early 19-99.
News 7 was unable to reach Yokohama officials for comment this morning.
The need for a homeless shelter in Danville is now being overruled by safety
As many as 50 people have been turned away since the city shut it down two
A church has operated the homeless shelter for three years.
Recently the city declared the building a motel--- demanding it be fitted
with fire alarms, emergency lighting, and exit signs.
IN Q=I didn't think
((REV. LARRY HILL/SHELTER DIRECTOR: I DIDN'T THINK THEY'D CLOSE US DOWN...
BECAUSE WE'RE NOT OPEN.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Hill/Shelter Director;
OUT Q=we're not open
Hill hopes to re-open the shelter this weekend and says it's ready, with
blankets on the beds and food in the pantry.
He says the neighborhood has a serious need for the facility, because of
problems with drug dealing and prostitution.
GRAPHIC=plane crash, military
The search continues this afternoon for the pilot of a Navy jet that went
down yesterday off the Coast of North Carolina.
SUPER=03-Off North Carolina;
He and another crew member ejected from the F-14 Tomcat.
The second crewman was pulled from the ocean in a dramatic Coast Guard
rescue and was released today from a Navy hospital in Portsmouth.
It's the seventh military crash since mid September.
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
One of those crashes involved a stealth fighter that went down during a
Maryland air show.
An Air Force Safety board has determined that the cause of the crash was
incorrectly installed parts in the left wing of the F-117.
The order grounding the stealth has now been lifted.
On Capital Hill a Russian scientist has SPELLED OUT for Congress what an
American movie maker has POINTED OUT to millions.
The next big nuclear weapon aimed this way could come in a suitcase.
((CLOONEY:WE HAVE RECOVERED 8-NUCLEAR WARHEADS IN THEIR CONTAINERS.
KIDMAN:THAT'S NOT ENOUGH WARHEADS, THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.")
REP. CURT WELDON/ R-PA:
NICOLE KIDMAN AND GEORGE CLOONEY HAVE DONE MORE IN 3-DAYS TO ALERT AMERICANS
TO THE REAL DANGERS OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM THAN OUR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
HAVE DONE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN NEARLY 5-YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Curt Weldon/(R) Pennsylvania
OUT Q=IN NEARLY 5 YEARS.
The scientist says Moscow secretly developed the suitcase bombs for
And now there are reports that some of them are missing.
The testimony contradicted claims by Russian officials, denying the
existence of the bombs.
Attorney General Janet Reno reportedly has decided to expand the Justice
Department investigation into Vice President Al Gore's fund- raising phone
C-B-S News and the Associated Press both report she will open a 90 day
The move COULD lead to the naming of a special prosecutor.
President Clinton faces a different type of probe today.
He is at the Bethesda Naval Hospital for his annual medical checkup.
Mr. Clinton is expected to be there for several hours taking a number of
Two candidates for Virginia's attorney general faced off in Portsmouth last
Ellen Qualls was there when Mark Earley and Bill Dolan took to their
IN Q=with just
OUT Q=News 7 Portsmouth
A Martinsville official says Allen administration policies have made it
difficult to balance environmental protection with economic development in
Councilman Elizabeth Haskell told an environmental symposium Governor Allen
has replaced progress made on environmental matters with "anti- environmental
Hundreds of thousands of Christian men are planning to converge on the
Nation's capital tomorrow for a gigantic gathering.
Today work crews are putting finishing touches on the rally site.
Members of the Promise Keepers are pledging to live better lives as
husbands, fathers and community leaders.
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One group traveling by motorcycle spent the night in Buena Vista.
They hope to spiritually heal themselves and the nation.
SOT 19.24.00 - 19.24.06
IN Q=We need to
((DAVID KING/BIKER: WE NEED TO HUMBLE OURSELVES AND WE NEED TO SEEK GOD'S
FAITH AND WE DO AND WE'RE HUMBLE MAYBE HE CAN HEAL OUR LAND.))
OUT Q=heal our land.
The group is calling the event Stand in the Gap-- a social gap they say is
created by a lack of unity and values among Americans.
They expect more than two- and- a half- million men.
The National Organization for Women and other groups plan to protest the
GRAPHIC=trevor rees jones
The sole survivor of the car crash that killed Princess Diana has been
released from the hospital.
Bodyguard Trevor Reese- Jones left Paris for London this morning.
He spoke to investigators yesterday for the second time, but still wasn't
able to recall the details of the crash.
Meanwhile, police are leaning toward a theory that a second car was involved
in the accident.
The revised edition of a book about Princess Diana is on sale in London
today, despite last- minute attempts by Diana's family to prevent publication.
Buckingham palace is also unhappy, saying the re-release comes to soon after
the Princess's death.
Tom Fenton reports.
SUPER=01-Andrew Morton/Author; :30
SUPER=04-"Good Morning Granada TV";:36
SUPER=01-Muriel Stevens/Charity Worker; :57
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; 1:14
OUT Q=Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.
Andrew Morton has already made himself a millionaire with the original edition
of the Diana book. Now he's set to make a lot more with the new edition, and
with the sale to People Magazine of transcripts of the tape recorded
interviews with the Princess. The is being reissued with direct quotes from
Diana, rather than attributing all the controversial revelations about her
life to unnamed friends of the Princess.
This morning, Morton said his main interest was to set the historical record
SOT ANDREW MORTON, AUTHOR OF "DIANA, HER TRUE STORY"
(MANDATORY: COURTESY: GOOD MORNING GRANADA TV)
103316 ALL I HAVE DONE IS DISCUSS THE METHODOLOGY BEHIND THE BOOK. I'VE NOT
REVEALED ANY NEW SECRETS -- NOT SAID ANYTHING MORE THAN WHAT PEOPLE KNOW
ALREADY. ALL I'VE SAID IS THAT DIANA COOPERATED WITH THE BOOK -- FULLY AND
FRANKLY AND CONSISTENTLY OVER A PERIOD OF 8/9 MONTHS OF TIME. SO I AM SAYING
But Murial Stevens, a long-time acquaintance of the Princess who was one of
the original sources for the book, dislikes the way Morton is making money
out of Diana's tragedy.
MURIEL STEVENS, CHARITY WORKER
I WOULD SAY THAT IN MY OPINION THE STORY HAS ALREADY BEEN TOLD, AND IT DIDN'T
NEED TO COME OUT AGAIN. I UNDERSTAND THAT HE HAD TO VINDICATE HIMSELF, BUT HE
COULD HAVE JUST PRODUCED THE PROOF AND SAID HERE IT IS, AND LEFT IT AT THAT.
FENTON ON CAM TAG
MORTON'S RESPONSE IS THAT HE IS AN AUTHOR. THAT'S THE WAY HE MAKES A LIVING.
AND IT IS THE READING PUBLIC THAT WILL PASS JUDGEMENT ON THE TAPED INTERVIEWS
AND THE REVISED BOOK. TOM FENTON CBS NEWS LONDON.))
To sell a car you must own it, but if you don't have the proper papers it
can cause some big problems.
That's why a car dealership in Clifton Forge is coming under fire and facing
SOT 11.53.30 - 11.53.45
IN Q=The people that
((ELMER CARTER/TRADER'S INC. CUSTOMER: THE PEOPLE THAT HE BOUGHT THE CAR FROM
SENT ME A LETTER SAYING THEY WOULD COME AND PICK THE CAR UP SO I TOOK MY CAR
AND HID IT IN THE GARAGE WHERE THEY CAN'T FIND IT.))
SUPER=01-Elmer Carter/Trader's Inc. Customer;
OUT Q=can't find it.
Clifton Forge police say David Mann of Trader's Incorporated was selling
cars he did not have proper titles on.
They're charging him with eleven misdemeanors.
Mann denies he did anything wrong and says he is considering lawsuits of his
SOT 11.58.31 - 11.58.51
IN Q=There's going to
((DAVID MANN/TRADER'S INC.: THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF SURPRISES. For who?
FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLE AND THE NEWSPAPER. There's
going to be a lot of surprises like what? Lawsuits? YES.))
SUPER=01-David Mann/Trader's Inc.;
OUT Q=Lawsuits? Yes.
A hearing in the case is scheduled for October 20th.
Buying a home is a big step and a costly one.
More and more Roanoke area residents are finding out the hard way, that it
can also be the biggest financial drain.
Vinton homeowner Dana Underwood bought a house three years ago with major
structural defects...the biggest being the house was built on a flood plain.
One Roanoke Realtor says a major reason why buyers end up with a money pit is
because they tried to skip the safety measures.
IN Q=I'm sorry to
((I'M SORRY TO SAY THAT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE PENNY WISE AND POUND FOOLISH
THEY SAY IT'S NOT WORTH THE 300 DOLLARS THEY WANT TO DEAL WITH IT AFTER THE
FACT, THEY DON'T THINK IT COULD HAPPEN))
SUPER=01-Tim Garrison/Boone & Co.;
OUT Q=it could happen.
Underwood says she went through all the proper channels including using a
home inspector...but the water problems were masked until it was too late.
She says she loves her job and she's spent 21 years at it.
Yesterday the years of dedication paid off for the administrative director
at the "Presbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands" in Wytheville.
Yesterday afternoon, Wynette Yontz (Why-net Yahn-tz) was awarded the
"Virginia Association of Children's Homes" highest honor.
IN Q=I love
((WYNETTE YONTZ/AWARD WINNER:I LOVE MY WORK HERE, OUR MISSION IS GIVING
CHILDREN HOPE AND PURPOSE FOR THE FUTURE, AND, YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT WE DO AND I
FEEL LIKE THAT'S A GOAL THAT WE STRIVE TO GIVE EVERY CHILD WHO COMES INTO OUR
JOHN ALEXANDER/PRESBYTERIAN HOME DIR.: WE'RE A SMALL AGENCY, WE ALL WEAR A LOT
OF DIFFERENT HATS AND WHEN YOU'VE GOT A TEAM PLAYER LIKE, WYNETTE,THAT'S WHAT
MAKES THIS AGENCY WHAT IT IS, IT HELPS US REACH OUT AND REALLY HELP THE YOUNG
PEOPLE IN THIS AREA OF THE STATE.))
SUPER=01-Wynette Yontz/Award Winner; :00
SUPER=01-John Alexander/Presbyterian Home Director; :13
OUT Q=of the state.
Yontz began working at the Wytheville children's home as a secretary before
working her way up to administrative director.
The American Lung Association is giving 120 smokers freedom from cigarettes.
Nicotrol has joined forces with the association to promote Healthy Lung
The American Lung Association in Roanoke is giving away 120 Nicotrol kits.
Nationally it's a part of a program to help 15-thousand smokers kick the
IN Q=THEY GET A
((TONI FERGUSON/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC.: THEY GET A STARTER KIT WHICH IS A TWO
WEEK SUPPLY AND THEY GET ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES. SO IT'S A SIX WEEK KIT. THEY
ALSO GET OUR BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION BOOK WHICH WILL ALSO HELP THEM IN ADDITION
TO THE PATCH.))
SUPER=01-Toni Ferguson/American Lung Association;
OUT Q=TO THE PATCH
You must be 18 or older and smoke more than ten cigarettes a day to receive
The association also provides behavior modification clinics.
The clinics will start October 14th.
The Battle of Hanging Rock was one in which George Morgan Jones did NOT
fight, but it IS where he'll remembered.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans recently bought a statue of the confederate
The group wants to move the piece from its current location at the old Jones
Memorial Library to the Hanging Rock battlefield in Roanoke County.
IN Q=Any hallowed
((ROBERT BARBOUR/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: ANY HALLOWED GROUND SHOULD BE
MEMORIALIZED WHETHER IT'S A BATTLEFIELD CEMETERY OR BATTLEGROUND ITSELF, TO
KEEP FROM BEING ERODED AWAY BY EXPANSION OF BUSINESSES OR WHATEVER.))
SUPER=01-Robert Barbour/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :00
OUT Q=or whatever.
The S-C-V paid 15- thousand dollars for the statue, one TENTH what they say
a new one would cost.
The monument was designed by Solon Borglum, the brother of the man who
carved Mount Rushmore.
Amtrak's first fall excursion through the mountains of Southwest Virginia is
a sell out.
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society says there
are NO more tickets available for the sightseeing trips.
The society organized the two trips for the weekend of October 25th and 26th.
The excursions will be on this superliner which has double-decker cars.
650 people will pack each trip.
Tickets sold out early this week.
SUPER=330-Clear/Not as Cool/46-50/Sunny/& Warm/80-83;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Mild/48-52/Sunny/& Warm/82-86;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Clear/44-48/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/75-78;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Cool/44-48/Sunny/& Warm/76-80;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Clear/50-53/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/73-76;
Cleveland and New York are tied in the American League playoff series.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/MLB-FOX;
Andy Pettitte took a 3-to-0 lead into the fourth before the Indians scored
five runs with two outs.
David Justice knocks out a single and then scored on Jim
Thome's (TOH'-meez) single.
The Indians Matt Williams' hit a two-out, two-run homer in the fifth.
Cleveland went on to win the game 7-to-5.
The Baltimore Orioles are one win away from a victory in their series with
the Seattle Mariners.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/ESPN - Game Two;:00
By winning game one Davey Johnson's team already had all it came to Seattle
for a split of the first two games.
But after falling behind 2-to-nothing the O's got hot and won this one as
Harold Baines started the comeback with this solo homer.
SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/Seattle/3/O's Lead 2-to-0;
The O's outscore the Mariners 8-to-1 the final five innings to win it 9-to-3.
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The unbeaten William Byrd Terriers upped their record to 13-and-0 with an
easy win over Rockbridge Co.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Wildcats vs. Terriers; :00
Elizabeth Faulkner converts the layin in transition to tie it early.
But the Byrd pressure wore down the Cats and crated a number of open shots
like this one from Andrea Gay who drains the jumper.
SUPER=33-Rockbridge Co./38/William Byrd/77;
But the real deal was again Brandi Allen. Four Terriers touch the rock
without a dribble before Allen scores two of her 25 as Byrd wins it 77-to-38.
Ft. Chiswell topped Narrows, Brookville beat Heritage last night by 8, and
Bassett pounded Laurel Park by 16.
The high school football season is headed down the backstretch with week six
now upon us.
Here are the Sweet 16 games Friday Football Extra will be tracking tonight.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL
Truck scales were the centerpiece at "The Greatest Show on Earth" in Denver.
It wasn't part of the circus act, but rather a health check for the animals.
With a daily diet of 150-pounds of hay, "Asia" the elephant weighed in at
A hesitant camel weighed
over 16-hundred pounds.
"Zoosha," the friendly hippopotamus tipped the scale at about two-tons.