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The Trade War between the U-S and Japan may no longer be a war of words.
The U-S is threatening to block Japanese ships from its ports, unless an
agreement is reached today.
Bruce Dunning reports.
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SUPER=01-Howard Creel/Federal Maritime Comm. Chairman; :33
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA; 1:00
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SUPER=01-Bruce Dunning/Reporting; 1:40
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President Clinton is talking trade in Argentina this week.
Last night, Clinton was the guest of honor at a state dinner.
IN Q=the U.S.
((THE U.S. IS PROUD TO WORK ALONGSIDE ARGENTINA, AN ARGENTINA THAT IS
FULFILLING (IN SPANISH) GREATEST HOPES.))
OUT Q=greatest hopes
But on the streets, the mood was very different.
A small group of anti- Clinton demonstrators tossed molotov cocktails, burnt
American flags, and broke windows.
Police used batons and water cannons to clear the street.
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Cartoonist Charles Schultz is moving from the funny pages to the
The new head of the fund-raising campaign for the national D-DAY memorial in
Bedford donated one-million dollars.
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The creator of the comic strip "Peanuts" is, himself, a veteran of World
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((SO IT WAS ONLY NATURAL FOR ME TO ACCEPT THE HONOR OF BEING NATIONAL CHAIRMAN
OF THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO ESTABLISH OUR COUNTRY'S D-DAY MEMORIAL IN BEDFORD,
VIRGINIA. MY WIFE, JEANNIE, AND I HAVE PLEDGED A PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARD
ITS CONSTRUCTION OF $1 MILLION.))
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OUT Q=one million dollars.
Schulz admits he's not a fund-raiser or a public relations person- -but
he's long had an interest in the Allied liberation of France.
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He calls June 6, 1944 the most important date in modern history.
Schulz says he hopes to visit the memorial once it's built.
A memorial has ALSO been built to honor the WOMEN who served their country,
but did not receive the same recognition as their male counterparts.
It's the new 21- and- a- half- million dollar Women's Military Memorial.
Retired Air Force General Wilma Vaught spent ten years creating what she
hopes will become a popular tourist stop in Washington.
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((BRIG. GEN. WILMA VAUGHT/MEMORIAL FOUNDER: I HOPE THOSE WOMEN IN PARTICULAR
WILL COME HERE AND SEE THAT BARRIERS HAVE BEEN OVERCOME AND OBSTACLES REMOVED,
AND THAT THEIR SERVICE WAS MEANINGFUL, AND THEY'LL WALK OUT THAT DOORWAY ON THE
OTHER SIDE WITH PRIDE THEY'VE NEVER KNOWN. ))
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OUT Q=never known.
The memorial is located at what used to be the official entrance of the
Arlington National Cemetery.
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((MURIEL YANDLE/WORLD WAR TWO MARINE: IT'S VERY EMOTIONAL TO THINK THAT
FINALLY THEY'RE DOING THIS FOR THE-- ALL THE WOMEN VETERANS BACK FROM THE
REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND ON UP. I THINK IT'S GREAT. ))
SUPER=01-Muriel Yandle/World War Two Marine;
OUT Q=think it's great
A dedication ceremony is planned for tomorrow.
Southwest Virginia's oldest female World War One veteran has died.
Orie Derflinger Walthall joined the Navy at the age of 19, just before the
war ended in 19-18 and two years before women won the right to vote.
She worked as a Navy clerk and nurse's assistant in Portsmouth and Newport
Walthall was 98.
Tension is building between the U-S and Israel over a murder case involving
a Maryland teenager.
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An Israeli judge today ruled that 17- year- old Samuel Sheinbein (SHYN-byn)
will have to stay in that country for another 10 days.
(SHYN-byn) Sheinbein is charged with killing a 19- year- old man, whose
burnt body was found last month in a garage in Maryland.
The teen suspect then fled to Israel, claiming dual citizenship.
Congress, meanwhile, is threatening to withhold some or all of the millions
of dollars in yearly aid it gives Israel, if the country does not extradite the
A new poll shows Virginians don't believe either candidate for Virginia's
highest office will really get rid of the state car tax.
The latest numbers also show that neither Don Beyer nor Jim Gilmore is
taking a firm lead.
Beyer is supporting "Megan's Law," which would make the state notify
residents when a convicted sex offender moves into the neighborhood.
Residents of Cloverdale have been passing out flyers, and calling for a
change in state law after a convicted child molester relocated in the area.
Yesterday, Beyer told members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce
that he'll push for a community notification law.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE JUST EXPANDED THE SEX
OFFENDER REGISTRY AND NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT NEXT STEP IS TO MAKE SURE THAT
WHEN DANGEROUS SEXUAL PREDATORS ARE RELEASED, EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY IS
NOTIFIED OF THEIR PRESENCE IN THAT COMMUNITY.))
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Earlier this month Republican Jim Gilmore spoke to the Chamber of Commerce.
He'll be back in western Virginia next week with two of Virginia's most
popular political leaders.
Senator John Warner and Governor George Allen are on board the Gilmore
The Republican Party says it will file a petition today in Richmond Circuit
Court as it fights for Jim Gilmore.
It asks a judge to force the Virginia Municipal League to turn over phone
records and correspondence under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act.
V-M-L has blasted Jim Gilmore's tax cut plan as a threat to localities --
and says it would cost twice Gilmore's estimate.
Virginia highway officials are bragging about the high I-Q of state roads.
Smart travel in Virginia was the theme of the annual transportation
conference at V-M-I.
The Smart Road in Montgomery County is one of the few roads in the country
which will contain sensors that will communicate with the vehicles.
Officials say highway signs warning drivers of accidents ahead and new truck
weigh stations are examples of smart travel technology already in use.
The conference wrapped up this afternoon.
Smart technology to alleviate traffic problems is in the future, and until
then troopers are asking truck drivers for their help.
But some say it may be the truckers who need watching.
Stacey Martin reports.
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IN Q=They'll get this
((ROBERT BREEDEN/CONCERNED MOTORIST:
THEY'LL GET THIS BARNEY FIFE IDEA IN THEIR HEAD THAT THEY CAN HELP AND ASSIST
TROOPERS AND IF THEY LOOK OVER AND SEE A CAR PASSING THEM THAT HAS AN OPEN
CONTAINER THEY'LL PROBABLY AUTOMATICALLY THINK THEY'RE DRIVING UNDER THE
INFLUENCE AND REPORT THEM AND WHEN THE STATE TROOPER PULLS THEM OVER IT'S
PROBABLY A PREACHER DRINKING A SODA.))
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Trucker-trooper pairings for Road Watch Virginia are sparking criticism from
residents and raising questions from some in the trucking industry.
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IN Q=I think you
((ED QUINN/ROANOKE TRUCK ENTERPRISE:
I THINK YOU OPEN YOURSELF UP TO SOME CRITICISM WHEN THIS TYPE PROGRAM STARTS
BUT I THINK IT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT OUR INDUSTRY WOULD WANT TO TAKE A
LOOK AT TO MAKE SURE ITS MONITORED AND RUN THE RIGHT WAY.))
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Officials launched the program about two weeks ago. It lets truckers help
troopers by using their CBs to report drunk and or reckless car drivers and
those who break the law.
So far Overnite trucking company is the only firm that's signed up.
But, in spite of the criticism police are defending the program.
They point out that the program has already netted its first victim -- a
drunk driver turned in by a trucker near Wytheville.
They also say the program isn't biased on the side of truck drivers since
all motorists are encouraged to contact police if they spot problem drivers as
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
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More people in the Roanoke Valley are asking the Shenandoah Avenue food bank
Yesterday's World Food Day focused on the growing need for food for the
IN Q=The orange
((PAMELA IRVINE/ DIRECTOR SECOND HARVEST;THE ORANGE RIBBON CAMPAIGN IS AN
NATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR,WE HAVE THE ORANGE RIBBON ,IT REPRESENTS
FALL COLORS ,BUT IT ALSO REPRESENTS HUNGER IN AMERICA.))
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The problem is compounded by the fact that food banks nationwide are getting
Some Blacksburg schoolchildren enjoyed a performance by a nationally
recognized concert pianist--a musician with a message.
Bob Dawson, who's appeared as a pianist on daytime soaps like Guiding Light,
was at Kipps Elementary yesterday afternoon.
His upbeat act teaches kids to recognize rhythm through examples such as
jump roping-- in hopes they'll apply that knowledge to other subjects.
IN Q=They already
((BOB DAWSON/CONCERT PIANIST:THEY ALREADY KNOW A LOT ABOUT MUSIC, WE ALL DO,
YOU KNOW, WE HAVE HEART BEAT, THAT FEELING FROM INFANCY, SO IF THEY CAN MAKE
THAT CONNECTION TO OTHER SUBJECTS, LITERATURE, FIND A POEM, FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE
A SONNET, THAT HAS TEN LINES AND X AMOUNT OF SYLLABLES PER LINE, THAT'S FUN, IT
BECOMES A RAP SONG, AND THEY'RE LEARNING SHAKESPEARE. ))
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Dawson will play at a concert this weekend organized by a Virginia Tech
business fraternity, raising money for local charities.
The concert is two p-m Saturday at Squires Student Center.
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Danville teens could soon have more social options facing them.
The city is looking for a place to locate a teen center, but a local
Christian group already has a building under contract.
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((ADAM DEAN/STRAIGHT STREET: IF YOU HAVE TWO YOUTH CENTERS PROVIDING THE SAME
THINGS OR VERY SLIGHT VARIATIONS, WELL WHAT YOU COULD HAVE IS "WELL I DON'T
LIKE THAT PERSON, SO I'M GOING TO GO OVER HERE," AND YOU GET THAT DIVISION,
WHICH IS NOT WHAT WE'RE AFTER.))
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Dean says his place would not focus on religion.
But Councilwoman Ruby Archie says teens might still shy away from a
Christian youth center.
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((RUBY ARCHIE/CITY COUNCIL: I THINK SOME WOULD HESITATE TO GO TO A RELIGIOUS
CENTER BECAUSE THEY WOULD FEEL RESTRICTED.))
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Dancing is a key issue.
Many teens say they want it, but it will not be an option at the Christian
center because of religious convictions.
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A picket line at Westvaco's headquarters in Richmond may have caught some
It wasn't the worker's, but the retirees
who were hitting the pavement.
A group of retirees from Covington boarded a bus to protest at Westvaco's
They say they may take their ongoing pension battle to the New York
The Roanoke Express is hoping for a big crowd for its season opener against
the Columbus Chill tonight at 7:30 at the Roundhouse.
On Saturday, the team plays its second straight home game against the Pee Dee
Pride in another 7:30 faceoff.
Among other things, there will be fireworks inside the Civic Center on both
The Three Rivers district regular season title was on the line in Floyd
County as Glenvar looked to get a win over the Lady Buffaloes.
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Watch this no-look pass from Allison Hatcher to Michelle Quesenberry for the
short jumper off glass.
Floyd also showed it could score from outside as Julie Sowers takes the Jill
Quesenberry kick out pass and drains the three pointer. Sowers had 35.
Glenvar had to come from behind and it did just that. Mandy Williams makes
the crisp pass to a breaking Erika Hale for the layin.
Katrina Williams would then use a soft touch to drop in the long jumper it
falls on the third bounce.
Butt Floyd wins it 76-to-65.
Bassett beat Martinsville, Staunton River topped Liberty and Ft. Chiswell
Some of the best games of the season are on tap tonight on Friday Football
Traditional rivalries and district showdowns highlight the Week 8 schedule
from top to bottom.
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After a year long battle with testicular cancer Lance Armstrong is coming
back to pro cycling.
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Yesterday the 19-93 world champion signed a one year deal to ride for the
United State Postal Service cycling team beginning in 19-98.
Armstrong revealed he had cancer on October 8th of last year.
He says while he's coming back, fans shouldn't expect too much, too soon.
Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in northeast Roanoke.
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News 7's Tonya Flory joins us from 13th Street and Mason Mill Road.
Tonya what can you tell us?
(Tonya ad lib)
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Most races are NOT held to prevent disaster, but one in Thailand is.
SUPER=03-Chon Buri, Thailand;
The annual water buffalo races are held superstitiously to prevent the small
seaside town from being cursed or struck by disaster.
Some 300 buffalos with jockeys hanging on by a thin piece of rope ran for
the finish line.
The animals weigh more than two-thousand pounds and can sprint down the
300-foot stretch in arourd eleven seconds.
A Salt Lake City police dog isn't just man's best friend--
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He got to be his partner's BEST MAN.
Atticus is about to retire from police work.
But not before he stood up for Sergeant Jim Winder at his wedding.
Winder and his new wife even plan to name their first son, Atticus, in honor
of the crime-fighting Rottweiler.