Yosemite Murder suspect Carl Stayner may have made a jailhouse confession about four killings in the Yosemite area, but there may be more suspects.
And a Salem sewing company hopes a change in its product line will keep jobs here in the Valley.
News 7 at noon is next.
Maid Bess says the layoffs are just temporary.
But 30 people have been let go as the apparel company shifts work to Mexico.
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The company's president said over the next couple of years, Maid Bess will sew fewer clothes.
He said it's much cheaper to employ Mexican apparel workers.
But that doesn't mean Maid Bess is getting out of the sewing business in Salem.
The company will replace clothes with other products like fabric linings for baskets.
Over the long run, the factory expects to keep all of its nearly 250 workers.
After months of debate, the Lee Mural controversy may be over.
Robert E- Lee WILL go back up on Richmond's flood wall.
Six hours of public comment ended last night with a six to three vote to put Lee back up at the city's new Canal Walk.
The revised image of Lee, along with some new black figures from Richmond history, was championed by Mayor Tim Kaine.
[IN Q=I think]
((I THINK ROBERT E. LEE IS AN INCREDIBLY INSTRUCTIONAL PERSON. THE LESSONS ARE NOT PLEASANT. BUT HE WAS A MAN OF MANY VIRTUES WHO MADE AN ABSOLUTELY MONSTROUS AND HUGE MORAL ERROR IN HIS LIFE.))
((YOUR DEFENSE OF YOUR PAPER IS DISINGENUOUS, BECAUSE IF LEE IS NOT UP ON YOUR WALL, HE'S EVERY DAMN WHERE ELSE AROUND HERE! AND SO WE CAN LEARN ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEE FROM THE BIGGEST STATUE IN THE CITY, TO HIS NAME EMBLAZONED ON EVERYTHING THAT DON'T MOVE!))
[SUPER=01-Tim Kaine/Richmond Mayor; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Sa'ad El-Amin/Richmond City Council; :17 ]
[OUT Q=that don't move!]
Sa'ad El-Amin said he thought he was throwing Council "a bone" with his proposal to take ALL the murals down from the flood wall.
He said that meant that NO African- American figures would be going up, so neither race would be glorified over the other.
His proposal failed.
The murder trial of a retired Covington businessman continues today in Putnam County, West Virginia.
Carrol Eugene Humphries is accused of hiring two hit men to kill Billy Ray Abshire in 1976.
Humphries later married Abshire's wife, Kitty, who is also charged in the murder.
The case was moved out of Greenbrier County because of pre-trial publicity.
The hotel maintenance man linked to four murders in around California's Yosemite National Park is offering an apology to the victim's families.
In a jailhouse interview with a San Francisco T-V station Cary Stayner said he was acting out a 30 year old fantasy of killing women.
He was arraigned yesterday for the murder of 26 year old Joey Armstrong, a naturalist who worked at Yosemite and was found decapitated last week.
And according to the station, Stayner also admitted murdering park visitors Carole Sund, her daughter Juli and family friend Silvina Pelosso in February.
His father also talked to reporters, expressing disbelief.
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((REPORTER SOT: DO YOU BELIEVE HE DID THIS, SIR?
SOT: IF HE CONFESSED TO THIS, I DON'T KNOW IF HE DID IT, WHY HE CONFESSED IF HE HADN'T DONE IT. THERE MAY BE OTHER THIN
GS SURROUNDING THIS. MAYBE HE'S BEEN THREATENED. MAYBE OUR FAMILY'S BEEN THREATENED IF HE DIDN'T. I DONT KNOW. I DON'T KNOW, I COULDN'T TELL YOU.))
[SUPER=02-Delbert Stayner/Suspect's Father;]
[OUT Q=I COULDN'T TELL YOU.]
Although Stayner is taking responsibility for four killings in and around Yosemite
National Park, that may not be the end of the story.
A source tells the San Francisco Chronicle that suspects in three of the deaths may still be considered as accomplices.
As President Clinton tries to build opposition to the Republican backed tax cut plan, he's hoping to rally women against it.
At the White House this morning Mr. Clinton said that if the budget surpluses aren't used to shore up the Medicare program, women could be the biggest losers.
He said the typical woman retiring this year can expect to live three years longer than the Medicare trust fund would last.
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[IN Q=Nearly 3/4ths of older..]
[OUT Q=untreated illness and poverty.]
The President is calling for the problem to be addressed now instead of providing the big tax cut that Republicans want.
It's buckling highways, killing crops and sometimes people -- and forecasters say for much of the country the heat wave will continue for at least several more days.
The midwest, however, is getting some relief today after heat indexes into the hundreds.
At least 25 deaths are blamed on the heat.
Meanwhile its fires they're fighting in the west.
Firefighters managed to contain a big wildfire in Santa Barbara County.
But the flames continue to burn in San Bernadino and Ventura Counties.
Some 300 firefighters are battling a blaze in Mussellshell, Montanta.
The fire has consumed more than 33-thousand acres.
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
Fires are also ravaging parts of northern Italy.
Arson is suspected and rewards have been offered for the capture of those responsible.
Some 500-hundred acres of forest have destroyed so far and despite the best efforst of the Italian fire brigade, firefighting planes and helicopters, the hot weather and summer winds are fanning the flames.
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For more on our forecast, let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[PATRICK in ChromaKey]
(toss back to Melanie)
American Electric Power says you should keep using energy "wisely."
Yesterday the power company turned off the lights at its Roanoke headquarters and asked consumers to do the same.
AEP feared high temperatures across its entire seven-state region would strain the system.
But the company says so many people responded ... using less electricity ... that now the emergency is over.
Still ... AEP says higher temperatures could come back... and it's a good idea to keep conserving.
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Mother Teresa is on the road to becoming a saint.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And rising enrollment means rising standards at Virginia Tech.
The details are still ahead.
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Thousands of striking shipyard workers in Newport News won't vote on a new contract until Friday.
They were scheduled to vote today, but the steelworkers union delayed the ratification vote so more copies of the proposed contract could be distributed to members.
The vote will either end a 16-week strike, or send the union and Newport News Shipbuilding back to the bargaining table to try again.
A simple majority is needed for ratification.
The tentative agreement was reached after a week of almost nonstop federally mediated talks last Friday, but some union members said they were disappointed with the proposed raise and the length of the deal.
Last year Virginia Tech over-enrolled by 6-hundred students.
Over the last three years the number of applicants at the school has soared-- and this year, officials plan to make some changes.
The increase in applicants has led the university to up its standards-- rejecting many students who previously would have been accepted.
The crunch for space has led the admissions department to ask potential students to attend a different school for a semester and start up at Tech in the Spring.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN/UNDERGRADUATE ADM. DIR: DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATED AND ARE OUT ON COOP SO WE HAVE SPACE.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Undergraduate Admissions Dir.;]
[OUTQ=we have space]
Torgersen says not every applicant given this option attends Tech.
The university's enrollment cap is 25-thousand.
The Catholic Church has taken the first step in the process that could lead to sainthood for Mother Teresa.
That step, an inquiry into her life, has been launched by the Archbishop of Calcutta in India,
where the nun worked for decades to help the poorest of the poor.
Hailed during her decades in the slums of India as a "living saint", Mother Teresa died in 19-97 at age 87.
The U-S, Japan and South Korea today issued a joint warning against any further missile launches by North Korea.
A missile test by North Korea is widely expected next month.
Last August, it launched a three-stage rocket that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean.
Experts believe that a new missile may be capable of reaching Alaska or Hawaii.
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(("WE STRESS THAT ANOTHER LONG-RANGE MISSILE LAUNCH, WHETHER DECLARED TO BE A MISSILE TEST, OR AN ATTEMPT TO PLACE A SATELLITE IN ORBIT WOULD BE HIGHLY DESTABILISING AND WOULD HAVE VERY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR EFFORT TO BUILD BETTER RELATIONS." ))
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;]
[OUT Q=effort to build better relations.]
The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea are meeting with Albright at a regional forum in Singapore.
They admitted they do not have any information on whether North Korea would go ahead with the launch.
[SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
There will be a new color in your crayon box this fall.
Find out what it is next on News-7 at Noon.
And get a preview of the upcoming Marilyn Monroe auction.
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This fall children will find a new name in their crayon box.
Crayola has renamed its controversial Indian red.
The new name for the reddish-brown crayon is chestnut.
The company launched a new-name campaign after teachers complained that students thought Indian red described the skin color of Native Americans.
In fact, Crayola said the name was actually based on a reddish-brown pigment commonly found near India.
A treasure trove of Marilyn Monroe's personal possessions has been unveiled at christie's auction house in New York, where they'll be auctioned off in October.
This collection includes everything from a piano to a legendary gown.
Lisa Hughes gives us a preview.
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[SUPER=01-Nancy Valentino/Christie's; :31]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :36]
[SUPER=01-Emberley Strong/Marilyn Monroe Fan; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Alissa Podber/ Marilyn Monroe Fan; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS New York.]
(NATS, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT)
IT MAY BE THE SEXIEST VERSION OF THE BIRTHDAY SONG EVER. AND WHEN MARILYN MONROE SANG IT TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN 1962, BOTH SHE AND HER DRESS RAISED EYEBROWS.
THIS FALL, THE DRESS WITH ITS SIX-THOUSAND, HAND-SEWN RHINESTONES, WILL GO TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHER ITEMS OWNED BY HOLLYWOOD'S ORIGINAL BLONDE BOMBSHELL.
(SOT, NANCY VALENTINO, CHRISTIE'S, "It's an American life. It's life in the late 50's and early 60's, a famous American
life but it's very much a time capsule.")
SHOES, DRESSES, FURNITURE. IT'S ALL BEEN KEPT IN STORAGE BY MONROE'S LATE ACTING COACH AND HIS FAMILY. MISSING ONE OF ITS 35 DIAMONDS, THIS ETERNITY RING IS A SPECIAL PIECE. IT WAS A GIFT FROM SECOND HUSBAND JOE DIMAGGIO.
CHRISTIES IS AUCTIONING OFF GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, HANDWRITTEN POEMS, EVEN A BABY GRAND PIANO. TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AFTER HER DEATH, MONROE'S CELEBRITY IS STILL CAPTIVATING.
(SOT, EMBERLEY STRONG, MARILYN MONROE FAN, "I just go kinda slack-jawed watching her. she just had that special somethi
ng, that spark.")
AND WITH ALMOST EVERY FILM, MONROE DEFINED FASHION. BIDDING FOR HER FAMOUS DRESSES IS EXPECTGED TO START AT 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS. BUT FOR NOW, JUST LOOKING IS FREE.
(SOT, ALISSA PODBER, MARILYN MONROE FAN, "I actually just want o reach out to everyting and feel the material, see what
it's like. It's unbelievable.")
AND, IT'S HISTORY, A FIRST EVER PUBLIC LOOK AT A PERSONAL COLLECTION OWNED BY A WOMAN FAMOUS FOR BEAUTY AND INSECURITY, A LEGEND MYSERIOUS EVEN NOW. LISA HUGHES, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 115 points.
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Still ahead in sports, the Charlotte Hornets got more than they bargained from their draft picks.
And the Washington Redskins are reporting back for summer training camp.
Stay with us for a preview of the post-Cooke family team.
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First they resigned.
Then they changed their minds.
Now they are suing.
Major League umpires are taking baseball to court for the right to withdraw the resignations they tendered
less than two weeks ago.
One-fourth of the 56 umpires who resigned have rescinded their resignations.
Umpires chose to resign effective September second because their current labor pact includes a no-strike clause in their pact.
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Help wanted: A few good whistle-blowers.
The Western Virginia Football Officials Association is looking for more referees.
Members of the association gathered for their first meeting last night.
The number of officials is down so the deadline for registration into the association has been extended
Pay ranges from 35-dollars a game for middle school and J-V to 55-dollars for Triple-A varsity games.
No experience is needed.
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[IN Q=we'll train you]
[SUPER=01-Charles Redd/Western Va. Football Officials;]
[OUT Q=the ninth of August]
The Western Virginia Football Officials Association meets again tomorrow for a clinic, contact the association if you're interested in suiting up.
Summer training has begun for some selected Washington Redskin veterans and rookies.
The players checked into Frostburg University for their first workout yesterday.
And down in South Carolina, the Carolina Panther players and coaches began arriving at Wofford College in Spartanburg.
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First year head Carolina coach George Seifert has the challenge of molding a Panther team that finished last season 4-and-12 into an immediate playoff contender.
He has brought in 30 free agents, whom he hopes bring with them very little baggage.
The Redskins full team will arrive today, but many of the veterans including Dana Stubblefield, feel much more comfortable than last season.
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[SUPER=01-Dana Stubblefield/Redskins Defensive Lineman;:00]
[SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :12]
[SUPER=01-Brad Johnson/Redskins Quarterback; :28]
[OUT Q=...to be here."]
In N-B-A signing news, the Charlotte Hornets had it's hands full with 1999 draft picks.
The Hornets second round pick Lee Nailon was arrested Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Police say they found a small amount of marijuana in his Comfort Inn room.
But authorities say they'll drop charges if they can't find more evidence linking Nailon with the drugs.
Nailon and two other men are free on bond.
The Hornets say they are seeking more details about the arrest before making any comment.
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The Hornets are pleased to talk about coming to terms with their other draft pick, their number one selection Baron Davis.
He was the third overall pick in the draft after leaving UCLA after his sophmore season.
And it looks like doctors have found a tissue match that will enable Sean Elliott to have the kidney transplant he needs.
The disease Elliott suffers from affects both of his kidneys and the surgery could be done later this week. Th(------------)
e donor is one of Elliott's brother.