Next on News 7-
Volvo workers cast thier ballots. Results of a contract proposal coming up-
A TV anchorwoman says she was discriminated against for being a woman- We'll have the jury's decision.
And look who's showing their faces in public together- It's a royal coming out of sorts.
News 7 is next.
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((I'm happy and pleased it's over with. It's been over a two week ordeal and we're finally happy it's overwith and went to our favor.))
[out-q=to our favor.]
Another step toward expansion at the Volvo Truck plant.
Union workers give a vote of confidence at the ballot box.
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Union workers have overwhelmingly voted to accept the latest contract proposal from Volvo.
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Stacey Martin was at the United Auto Workers' union hall for the vote and joins us now with more.
[Live= Stacey Full/Newsroom]
Jean -- you'll recall about a week ago the last contract was overwhelmingly rejected.
But, today a new contract with relatively few changes was approved with 1,253 members voting for it and only 562 against.
(Rollcue:and only 562 against.)
[IN Q=This was almost]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Palladini/UAW Member; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Goad/UAW Member; :32]
[SUPER=01-John Sayers/UAW President; :52]
[OUT Q=the year 2005.]
((This was almost a repeat of sorts for Lynn Palladini--the same vote; another contract; but a very different outcome.
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[IN Q=I thought it]
((LYNN PALLADINI/UAW MEMBER: I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD CONTRACT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE. THE FIRST CONTRACT I VOTED FOR AS WELL. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD FOR US, BECAUSE IF IT DIDN'T PASS THERE WOULDN'T BE NEW JOBS.))
[OUT Q=wouldn't be new jobs.]
New jobs and that possible 148 million dollar expansion seem to be the overiding factors given a new contract that didn't seem to offer much more than the last.
[SOT 18.29.01 - 18.29.10]
[IN Q=It had to take]
((JEFF GOAD/UAW MEMBER: IT HAD TO TAKE AN EFFECT BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND ALL THE THINGS ON THE NEWS. SO, IT HAD AN EFFECT ON EVERYBODY. IT DOES.))
[OUT Q=on everybody. It does.]
But, union leadership played down the pressure-- claiming guarantees of a better pension plan and more health care coverage for new workers was the key to this vote.
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[IN Q=Our membership focused]
((JOHN SAYERS/UAW PRESIDENT: OUR MEMBERSHIP FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES IN THIS SET OF NEGOTIATIONS. AND, WE COMMEND THEM FOR THEIR CONCERN OF THE NEW EMPLOYEES HIRING CONDITIONS AND ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR CONCERN FOR HEALTH CARE.))
[OUT Q=for health care.]
The new contract goes into effect tomorrow and lasts through the year 2005.))
We should note--that 148 million dollar expansion plan isn't definite at this point.
It still has to be approved by the General Assembly before plans can move forward.
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Volvo's getting out of the car business.
The company is selling its
passenger car division to Ford for six and half billion dollars-
((EDWARD LAPHAM/AUTOMOTIVE NEWS: VOLVO DEFINITELY WILL NOT DISAPPEAR. IT HAS TOO MUCH BRAND GOODWILL. FORD NEEDS SOME OF THAT CACHE.))
[SUPER=01-Edward Lapham/Automotive News;]
[OUT Q=OF THAT CACHE.]
The move is the latest in a string of auto mergers.
((THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY IS KIND OF LIKE SPRING PROM SEASON WHERE EVERYONE GETS A DATE TO THE PROM AND NO ONE WANTS TO BE LEFT OUT.))
[OUT Q=left out]
Volvo says the sale will allow it to concentrate its efforts on trucks, buses and construction equipment.
Seat belts are the law in Virginia.
But the police can't pull you over for not wearing one.
That could change.
With mounting evidence of the number of lives that seat belts could save every year-- Virginia lawmakers are considering making NO seat belt a "primary offense."
Diana Jones-Hall flipped her car five times on I-81 near Roanoke.
She brought her story to Richmond.
[IN Q=I was]
((DIANA JONES HALL/CHRISTIANSBURG CRASH SURVIVOR: I WAS BUCKLED IN. I HAD SOME MAJOR LACERATIONS DOWN TO THE SKULL...SCRATCH ON HER HAND.))
((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: I DON'T THINK THAT THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT WEARING A SEATBELT SAVES LIVES. AND I THOUGHT THE TESTIMONY THAT 73-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA APPARENTLY OBEY THAT LAW SHOWS THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA VIEW IT IN THAT MANNER. BUT I HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH JUST OPENING THE DOOR AND SAYING THAT AN INDIVIDUAL CAN BE STOPPED ON THE GUESS OF SOMEONE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE BREAKING THE LAW.))
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[OUT Q=the law.]
A House committee votes on the measure Tuesday.
Some Burlington Industries plants are actually benefitting from the company's plan to close seven facilities and layoff nearly three-thousand employees.
The Burlington Industries plant in Halifax County is going to absorb some weaving work from a plant in North Carolina that's laying-off.
It means the Halifax plant will be able to operate at full capacity, and even hire a few dozen new people to handle the increased load.
But the plant manager says his employees know they have to keep performing to keep their jobs.
[IN Q=I think I've seen a]
((I THINK I'VE SEEN A REDEDICATION IN MAKING SURE WE WE SATISFY OUR CUSTOMERS AND THAT'S THE KEY TO ALL OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lott Rogers Jr./Plant Manager;]
[OUT Q=key to all of it.]
The Burlington Industries plant in the Town of Hurt is also acquiring more work in the company's reorganization.
Plant officials there say a handful of new jobs will be created.
It took awhile but Democrats and Republicans finally agreed on how to take depositions from three Witnesses.
Late in the day a Republican resolution was voted through calling for the depositions to start on Monday-
Monica Lewinsky, Vernon Jordan and White House Aide Sidney Blumenthal will be questioned.
The deal allows the White House to resond if it chooses and provides for closing arguments.
((SENATOR TRENT LOTT/R- MAJORITY LEADER: I THINK WHAT WE CAME UP WITH IS FAIR TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUSNEL ADN HOSUE MANAGERS.))
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[OUT Q=and house managers.]
It also calls for a final vote on the articles of impeachment no later than two weeks from tomorrow.
Two Henry County suspects wanted by the U.S. Marshall's Service are behind bars in Roanoke tonight.
Officers with Pittsylvania and Henry Countys' Sheriffs Departments arrested Quincy Leon Penn today.
Federal agents apprehended John Robert Gravely in Roanoke.
The two are charged with the attempted murder of someone assisting in a federal drug investigation last week.
Earl Vonzell Penn of Patrick County was also arrested in the case -- he was taken into custody nearly a week ago.
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The Pope made a personal plea to Missouri's Governor to spare the life of a man on death row.
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Missouri's governor listened- commuting the death sentence of Darrell Meese- to life without parole.
[IN Q=I do believe]
((MEL CARNAHAN/MISSOURI GOVERNOR: I DO BELIEVE IN THE DEATH PENATLY. I ADMIT I DO NOT BELIEVE ANY HUMAN BEING COULD DO THAT HAPPILY BUT I DO BELIEVE IN IT. IT HINK IT'S ORDERLY, BUT I THINK SOMETIMES RESPONDING TO A PLEA IS ALSO APPROPRIATE. THAT'S WHAT I DID.))
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[OUT Q=WHAT I did.]
It was eleven years ago Meese murdered his drug partner, the mans' wife and their grandson-
Carnahan says his action is out of respect for the Pope but also an act of mercy.
With the shortage of Catholic priests, should the church finally allow women and married men to join their ranks?
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Tonight, Tina Tenret joins us to finish our series "God's Calling."
Jean, church leaders in Rome stand firmly AGAINST female priests -
[take TINA FULL!!!]
- but they say married male priests may be in the future.
Already the priesthood is attracting a different type of man.
(Rollcue: different type of man)
[IN Q=Shall we gather]
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[OUT Q=when God calls]
[IN Q=Shall we gather]
((NAT SOT: SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER?))
[OUT Q=AT THE RIVER]
Father Tom Mattingly quit his job as an accountant to become a Catholic priest.
He says he felt called when he was only eight, but he took 25 years to answer.
[IN Q=It's a great life]
((FR. TOM MATTINGLY/ROANOKE PRIEST: IT'S A GREAT LIFE. I DON'T THINK I WOULD DO ANYTHING ELSE. I HAD THE ROAD AS AN ACCOUNTANT -- NOT A GLAMOROUS LIFE BUT A GOOD LIFE -- AND THIS IS SO MUCH RICHER.))
[OUT Q=so much richer]
Father Mattingly is the newest priest in the Roanoke Valley.
He's been at it only a year, but he already leads two communities: one English, one Spanish.
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((nat sot Spanish))
[IN Q=If I was]
((FR. TOM MATTINGLY: IF I WAS ONLY 26 YEARS OLD I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE DOING A VERY GOOD JOB AT THIS.))
[OUT Q=JOB AT THIS]
41-year-old Mattingly is the symbol of today's priest, a man who waits until 30 or older to commit.
Many have already had a career or served in the military.
That's a big switch from last generation, when priests entered the seminary at 18.
((nat sot: Amen Amen Amen))
[OUT Q=Amen Amen]
[IN Q=They have sunk]
((FATHER MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: THEY HAVE SUNK ROOTS IN DIFFERENT PLACES AND IN CAREERS AND IN CIRCLES OF FRIENDS AND IN ACQUIRING THINGS AND THEY HAVE THEIR COLLECTIONS. SO IT BECOMES A CHALLENGE TO SAY, CAN YOU LET SOME OF THAT GO IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THIS DIFFERENT PATH?))
[OUT Q=different path]
With fewer coming in, new recruits shoulder even more responsibility.
Mattingly says he's lucky he's in Roanoke, near five other priests who gather often to eat, talk and joke around.
[IN Q=nat sot]
((nat sot joking and laughing and eating))
And they try to show the younger generation they are happy priests -- by spending more time with boys and their families.
That way, priests come across not as mysteries, but as close friends and role models.
[IN Q=Three two one]
((NAT SOT: THREE TWO ONE! CHEERS))
But if the numbers crunch gets tighter, will we see the priesthood change radically -- to include married men or women?
A Botetourt County nun says she wants to be a priest.
[IN Q=If Jesus were]
((SISTER EVELINE MURRAY/CATHOLIC NUN: IF JESUS WERE HERE TODAY HE WOULD CHOOSE WOMEN.))
[OUT Q=CHOOSE WOMEN]
But for now, the choice belongs to the Pope.
[IN Q=My job]
((FATHER MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: MY JOB IS TO RAISE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CELIBATE MALE PRIESTS.))
[OUT Q=male priests]
The future of a faith rests on their answer
((nat sot claps))
when God calls.))
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Now -- some married men HAVE become priests recently -- but only if they were already a minister in a similar denomination -- like Episcopal --
or if their wives have died.
A jury awards a TV anchorwoman millions in damages- We'll tell you what the lawsuit was about.
and drug dogs sniff out some trouble at a local high school. Find out what they found and where.
[IN Q="Alright sports...]
[OUT Q=...in sports."]
((Alright sports fans here's what's happening tonight The Patriots and Colonels squared off tonight at the Salem Civic Center, a huge upset in the women's semi finals at the Australian open, two years ago he was out of football but today Viking quarterback Randall Cunningham is the N-F-L player of the year all that and more coming up in Sports.))
A photograph is released today that investigators hope will help solve the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey.
Authorities released a photo of a toy bear on the internet.
They're hoping someone can identify who made or sold the furry white bear dressed as Santa Claus.
They aren't saying why they need to know.
Ramsey was found dead in her family's basement the day after Christmas 1996.
Drug dogs were sniffing out Roanoke schools today... and they tracked down evidence at one city high school.
The school system has been using dogs for random searches of middle and high schools.
The visits to Breckinridge Middle School and the Noel C. Taylor Academy turned up nothing.
But two cars in the parking lot at William Fleming High School showed signs of drugs or drug paraphernalia.
School officials say the students involved will be disciplined.
The city has done five school searches to this point. The dogs also got a whiff of drugs in a couple of cars at Patrick Henry High School a few weeks ago.
They didn't find anything at James Madison middle school.
A federal jury has awarded a Connecticut television anchorwoman more than 8-million dollars- in a discrimination suit.
Janet Peckinpaugh sued her former Hartford station- W-F-S-B.
She claimed she lost her job because she's a woman, because of her age- and because of a colleagues alleged improper advances.
The jury awarded her eight point three million for GENDER DISCRIMINATION- not for the other charges.
The 48-year old Peckinpaugh is now an anchor at another station- making about 45 thousand dollars- much less than the approximately 200-thousand dollars she made at WFSB.
Still ahead, we'll update you on the chemical spill that forced dozens of Roanoke residents from their homes last night.
And Prince Charles is coming out -- with long-time lover Camilla Parker Bowles.
Details on their first public appearance together. later in the newscast.
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A local lawmaker wants to encourage hunters to set their sights on coyotes.
It's already open season on the animals...
but Montgomery County Senator Madison Marye wants to escalate the hunt -- and get a law passed to allow local bounties on coyote heads.
[IN Q=We are losing]
((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: WE ARE LOSING MANY, MANY FARMERS WHO USED TO RAISE SHEEP. SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO BECAUSE OF THE COYOTE PROBLEM.))
((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: COYOTES ARE ALREADY OPEN SEASON 12 MONTHS A YEAR. A BOUNTY WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PUT OUT SNARES AND DO THINGS FOR OTHER GAME ANIMALS THAT CANNOT DISTINGUISH WHETHER THEY'RE A COYOTE OR NOT.))
[OUT Q=OR NOT.]
Despite Senator Hawkins' plea, the bill trotted out the Senate and onto a House committee today.
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Everything's back to normal at the Hannah Circle Mobile Home Park...
Residents who were forced from their homes last night because of a chemical spill were allowed to return before daybreak.
A drum containing a chemical that produces noxious fumes was accidentally opened as workers prepared to tear down a warehouse.
Inspectors had checked out the area before the warehouse was purchased -- it's unclear whether they missed the barrels- -or whether they were dumped there since.
The American Red Cross is continuing to offer assistance to families affected by the spill...
The phone number is 985-3560.
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An upset at the Australian open, Randall Cunningham is the N-F-L player of the year and Kobe Bryant gets a new contract with the Lakers but first our Extra Point.
The Broncos are still favored by to beat the Falcons in Sunday's Super Bowl.
Tomorrow the two quarterbacks in the big game will splash across the pages of USA Today in a full page "Got Milk?" ad.
The popular campaign began in 1993, and this year John Elway and Chris Chandler were only too happy to take part with Super Bowl milk moustaches. The ad was shot last week.
[IN Q="My Daughter...]
[SUPER=74-John Elway/Broncos Quarterback; :00]
[super=74-Chris Chandler/Falcons Quarterback; :15]
[OUT Q=....as mine."]
[vo nat con't]
Look for the ads throughout the weekend and make up your own mind.
And Here's tonights numbers.
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[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
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The Roanoke College women bounced back from its first conference loss to Randolph Macon on Saturday by beating Guilford easily last night.
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Susan Dunagan fired up the troops and whatever she said worked well.
But in the beginning of the second half it looked as if Guilford was going to make a game of it As Kerrie Campbell fights for the ball and gets the bucket.
The Lady Maroons come right back though, as former Cave Spring Knights star Cheryl Rhodes gets two of her 13 points off this jumper.
From then on it was all Roanoke as Carrie McConnell banks this shot of the glass and added 13 points to the Maroons' cause.
And Roanoke wins this one easily 72-to-54, and ups its ODAC record to 11 and 1 and is 13 and three overall.
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Across town at the Salem Civic Center the Patrick Henry Girls team took on the William Fleming Lady Colonels in the opener of a double header.
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And it wasn't the Patriots night as Fleming converts the turnover and takes it the length of the court for the easy two and a 43-24 lead.
Then the Lady Colonels go on the assault again as Shaunary Walker hooks up with Alycia Garrison. Garrison is just inside the three point line and sinks the long jumper.
Fleming back on the offensive once again passes it around the horn and this time Walker pulls up and take this one herself. It's all net.
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Patrick Henry's Tanisha Durham gets points for the Patriots but it was a little too late as the Lady Colonels beat Patrick Henry 57-to-28.
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Roland Lovelace wanted to make sure his Fleming team made it a double dose of woes for P-H.
And Colonel's Michael Fleshman answers the call, he drives to the hoop and one-hands it for the score.
THe Patriots keep it close, Marcus Robertson, in the paint pulls up and sinks the short 'J' and draws the foul to give P-H a two point lead.
But the Colonels were hungry for this one and Jermaine Hardy grabs the rebound and puts it back for the score.
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Tyrone Ferrell drives the baseline at the other end and sinks the bucket, but Fleming goes on to get its second win of the season over P-H 55 to 46.
RANDALL CUNNINGHAM IS THE N-F-L PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.
Hollywood will be Kobe Bryant's home for several more years.
Bryant has signed a six year contract extension worth about 70 million Dollars.
The 20 year old Bryant will earn 1 point 3 million this season. The new deal, which will start with the 1999-2000 season is believed to be worth the maximum Bryant can earn under the new collective bargaining agreement.
Bryant's contract would top 14 point 6 million in 2004 and 2005.
And coming up, Randall Cunningham is the N-F-L player of the year the running backs talk about Super Bowl 33.
And a huge upset in the semi finals on the women's side at the Australian open.
A big upset today at the Australian open.
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Lindsay Davenport, the world's number one player and the top seed lost in her match today.
Amelie Mauresmo lost the first set but she rallied to win the next two, 7-5, 7-5 to get the win.
Amelie won the Wimbledon and French Junior titles in 1996. She will face Martina Hingis in the final.
Two years ago Randall Cunningham was out of football laying tile.
Well, yesterday he claimed one of the top N-F-L honors.
Cunningham was named the N-F-L's player of the year. He helped thee Minnesota Vikings set an N-F-L scoring record an
d come to within one victory of the Superbowl.
Cunningham was the winner in the closest voting in the 10 year history of the Award.
He received 37 percent of the votes, 2 per cent more than Denver running back Terrell Davis.
Cunningham finished the season and the league's top rated passer he threw for over 37-hundred yeards and 34-touchdowns.
The outcome of this years Super Bowl could be decided by the two talented running backs. Denver's Terrell Davis and Atlanta's Jamal Anderson.
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[SUPER=01-Terrell Davis/Bronco Running Back; :16]
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He was named the National League Championship M-V-P and yesterday he became the highest paid player in San Diego Padre history.
Pitcher Sterling Hitchcock resigned with the Padres yesterday. His deal is for 3 years at 15 point 5 million dollars over the duration of the deal.
Hitchcock was 9 and 7 with a 3 point 93 E-R-A in the regular season. He was 3 and 0 in four post season starts, with 32 strikeouts in 22 innings.
He is 48 and 42 with a 5 point 7 E-R-A for his career.
THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.
It could be a snapshot of English monarchy's future -
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She was largely considered "The Other Woman" during Prince Charles' marriage to Princess Diana.
Today, Charles made his first public appearance with Camilla Parker Bowles at a London birthday party.
The two have kept their relationship private fearing backlash after Diana's death.
Many think today marks the end of sneaking around for the two.
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