The case against a Kentucky
teen accused of killing three classmates could be transferred to adult court
And a change of heart for some Danville Goodyear workers on continuous work
A cold rain continues across the region, and will do so through this
afternoon, with drier conditions tomorrow. All that, plus Stagg Bowl
preparations are under way.
News 7 at noon is next.
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Workers at Danville's Goodyear plant are still considering whether they want
to vote again on the issue of mandatory Sunday hours.
Just last month, the union members rejected management's request for a seven
day work schedule.
Some employees resent the fact the matter is being raised again.
IN Q=The company's pitted
((DOUG KNOWLES/UNION MEMBER: THE COMPANY'S PITTED PEOPLE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER.
WHETHER IT'S FAIR OR NOT THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. I THINK SOME PEOPLE'S
FEELINGS HAVE CHANGED. ELLIS FITZGERALD/UNION MEMBER: I THINK WE NEED ANOTHER
VOTE TO SAVE OUR JOBS. BECAUSE IF WE DON'T GET ANOTHER VOTE, OUR JOBS ARE
DOOMED. BOBBY BOWLING/UNION MEMBER: WE DON'T WANT IT. WE VOTED ON IT. SHOULD
NOT HAVE TO VOTE AGAIN. ONLY VOTE ONE TIME ))
SUPER=01-Doug Knowles/Union Member; :00
SUPER=01-Ellis Fitzgerald/Union Member; :13
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowling/Union Member; :19 quick
OUT Q=vote one time
Since last month's vote Goodyear has stopped investing in the plant, moving
some machinery out. 60 workers have been laid off.
A Roanoke County man accused of murder has been found guilty of a lesser
A jury has convicted Pete Tinsley of voluntary manslaughter.
Tinsley shot and killed Rick Knobel (kuh-NO-buhl) in February.
But he claimed he acted in self-defense after the two men argued.
The jury sentenced Tinsley to two years in prison for manslaughter, and an
additional 12 months for using a firearm after being convicted of a felony.
Another execution has been carried out at the Greensville Correctional
Center, and it puts Virginia on course to set a record.
Michael Satcher is the state's eighth execution this year -- tying last
year's modern state record.
A ninth, record-breaking execution is scheduled for tomorrow night.
IN Q=It shows
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT SHOWS THAT VIRGINIA ACTUALLY IS SERIOUS ABOUT JUSTICE.
JUSTICE FOR LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AND ALSO HOLDING CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR
THEIR VIOLENT VICIOUS ACTS IN TAKING AWAY THE LIFE OF ANOTHER FELLOW HUMAN
OUT Q=fellow human being.
Michael Satcher was convicted of robbing, raping, and murdering Ann
Borghesani (BORG-es-ani) in Rosslyn on the way to her 23rd birthday party in
A hearing toay in Kentucky could change a teen murder suspect's legal
Fourteen year old Michael Carneal is currently charged as a juvenile in the
fatal shootings of three high school classmates last week.
But this afternoon a judge is expected to transfer the case to adult court.
Dave Fehling reports from Paducah.
SUPER=01-Dan Boaz/McCracken Co. Attorney;
SUPER=01-Frank Augustus/McCracken Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, PADUCAH, KY;
((Entering the courthouse in Paducah, Kentucky this morning was Donna Dixon,
the judge who will decide whether high school freshman Michael Carneal should
be tried as an adult.
Police say it was Carneal who last week walked into Heath High school and
used a 22-caliber handgun to kill 3 students, paralyze one
and wound 4 others.
Under Kentucky law, someone 14 years old, as Carneal is, can be tried as an
adult if they're accused of using a gun during a felony.
Dan Boaz is the county attorney.
DAN BOAZ/MC-CRACKEN COUNTY ATTORNEY: PERSONALLY, IT'S BEEN A
NIGHTMARE. Q: A NIGHTMARE? A: OH YEA, FOR THE COMMUNITY AND EVERYONE
Now, a week since the shooting, investigators haven't charged anyone else.
Initially, the sheriff thought other students may have had knowledge that
Carneal was planning the attack, but he now says nothing supports that hunch.
FRANK AUGUSTUS/MC-CRACKEN COUNTY SHERIFF:I JUST THINK HE'S HIGHLY
INTELLIGENT, A 14 YEA OLD WITH THE I.Q. OF A 20-YEAR OLD. I DON'T THINK HE'S
INSANE OR MENTALLY DISTURBED IN ANY WAY.
Police searched the boy's room and found the empty boxes from the 600 rounds
of ammo he allegedly brought to school that morning and from their interviews
with carneal, police say he may have been influenced by a movie called "The
Basketball Diaries", that depicts a student gunning down classmates.
Carneal is expected to be treated as an adult, prosecutors
to seek maximum penalty, life in jail with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Dave Fehling, CBS News Paducah, Kentucky.))
In Russia, authorities continue to question a man who hijacked a Moscow
bound jetliner this morning.
The hijacker commandeered the plane claiming he had explosives strapped to
He reportedly was demanding ten million dollars and safe passage to
About an hour after landing in Moscow security commandos stormed the plane
and captured him.
None of the 150 passengers or crew was harmed.
In other news from Moscow, Russian leader Boris Yeltsin is in the hospital
Moscow officials say he has a cold and will remain in the hospital ten to 12
His spokesman says Yeltsin is still in charge and remains in touch with top
government officials by phone.
The 66-year-old president has a long health problems and underwent heart
bypass surgery a year ago.
At the global warming conference in Japan, European and U-S negotiators are
close to a historic agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Negotiators are said to be finalizing details on how much emissions should be
cut across the industrial world.
An agreement is expected by the end of the day.
Even if there is an agreement, it would still have to be ratified by the U-S
And some lawmakers are vowing to block the treaty.
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Still ahead on News 7 at Noon,
This is the last holiday season for one Star City retailer.
Her work to ban land mines has earned one American the Nobel Peace Prize.
First, let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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F-B-I director Louis Freeh is back on Capitol Hill for another round of
questioning from the House panel probing campaign fund-raising.
Freeh says agents investigating the fund-raising phone calls were sometimes
frustrated by Justice Department lawyers.
IN Q=there have been instances....
SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director;
OUT Q=should be conducted.
Freeh says his belief that an independent counsel should have
been appointed does not necessarily mean he thinks anyone has committed a
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
Meantime, the White House is blaming a miscommunication for its delay in
turning over to fundraising investigators more than 200-pages of a diary kept
by a White House aide.
The administration says the aide did not think a congressional subpoena
applied to her diary which she kept on her computer.
Republicans call it another example of White House obstruction.
An emotional ceremony today in Norway as an American was awarded the Nobel
Jody Williams heads the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
The group pushed for a treaty banning land mines that was signed by 122
countries earlier this month in Canada.
Williams shared the award with a Cambodian who lost both legs to a land
WILLIAMS: I THINK WE SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF THAT PROCESS.
OF THE TREATY AND RECOGNITION OF THE NOBEL COMMITTEE.. I HOPE WE CAN ACT AS A
SUPERPOWER AND CHANGE THE WORLD. ))
SUPER=01-Jody Williams/Nobel Peace Prize Winner; :08
OUT Q=change the world.
At least 100 million land mines are still buried around the world.
It's estimated some 26-thousand people are killed or maimed by them every
Liberty University's financial picture is looking up.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools voted to take Liberty off
The school was placed on probation last year as it struggled to contain more
than forty million dollars in debt.
But recent contributions have reduced that debt to about TEN million
The Reverend Jerry Falwell says Liberty hopes to be back in the black by the
Boones Mill residents will soon be paying more for water.
On the average, a family paid about nine dollars a month for water service
that, until now, they could NOT rely on.
The town council raised the rate to fourteen and a half dollars.
That will result in 75-thousand dollars in revenue, almost double what the
town in bringing in now.
IN Q=WE HOPE..
(( KEVIN GOODE/BOONES MILL MAYOR; WE HOPE THAT WILL HELP US PLAN FUTURE
UPGRADES AS WELL AS MAINTAIN THE NEW SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE AND TAKE CARE
OF THE RESIDENTS NEEDS AND THE FUTURE WATER SUPPLY. ))
SUPER=01-Kevin Goode/Boones Mill Mayor;
OUT Q=..WATER SUPPLY.
The intention is to help the town become more self-sufficient.
The new water system was paid for by the federal government, but the mayor
says his locality cannot depend on that type of generosity in the future.
The town agreed, voting unanimously to approve the increase.
Shoppers today are crowding the stores of one long time Roanoke retailer,
The company is going out of business, shutting down its three remaining
Owner Chip Lazarus said big discount chains in the area have made it tough
for smaller retailers to compete.
IN Q=there have
((CHIP LAZARUS/OWNER: THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF LOCAL STORES THAT HAVE CLOSED
THEIR DOORS. I'M NOT GONNA GET INTO THAT, BUT I THINK YOU CAN LOOK AROUND AT
THE NUMBER OF SMALL SPECIALTY STORES WHETHER THEY'RE IN THE APPAREL BUSINESSES
OR BOOK BUSINESSES, AND YOU CAN COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.))
OUT Q=own conclusions
Beginning today all Lazarus merchandise is going on sale.
When the there's nothing left on the racks, the stores close for good.
As for Mr. Lazarus, he says he's looking forward to playing golf, taking a
vacation and spending time with his grandchildren.
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Still to come,
Speculation that fans are the reason the Cavaliers aren't headed to a bowl
Some recipes that will get you through more than just the holiday season
from comedian Dom Deluise.
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As ovens start heating for the holiday season some of you amateur chefs may
be looking for a new cookbook.
Comedian Dom DeLuise has come out with a new one and Kimberly McBroom caught
up with him.
IN Q=He's starred
OUT Q=great recipes there Melanie
(( He's starred in countless comedic roles over the years.
But actor Dom Deluise is SERIOUS about cooking.
He joins us now to talk more about his new cookbook, "Eat This Too! It'll
Also Make You Feel Better."
Thanks so much for joining us, Mr. Deluise.
(Just judging by the title of the book-- this sounds like it may have some
tasty and healthy recipes?
(What's your favorite dish in there?)
(With your busy schedule, how do you find the time to cook?)))))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 65 points.
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Suspended N-B-A star Letrell Sprewell wants to be back on the court.
The division three-title is up for grabs in this weekend's Stagg Bowl.
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Kudos for a U-V-A defensive back...
Stephen Phelan was named a first team Academic All-American today.
Phelan, who is a grad student, has been on the A-C-C honor roll for the past
four year. And he already has a degree in history.
Phalan and his teamates missed getting a bowl invitation despite winning 7
games and whipping both Tech and Clemson.
Hokies' boss Frank Beamer says its not the amount of wins as it is money and
putting fans in the stands.
IN Q="Well, I think...
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...OF DIFFERENCE."
Salem's annual Stagg Party is this weekend.
This Saturday Mount Union will defend its division three title against fellow
SUPER=04-Last Year; :00
Good seats are still available and you don't want to miss the chance to see
Mount Union quarterback Bill Borchert.
Last year he threw for 505 yards and seven touchdowns in the Purple Raiders
56-to-24 blowout of Rowan.
Tickets are eight dollars in advance for adults and five dollars for
children high school age and under. You can get them at the Salem Civic
Latrell Sprewell, the suspended Golden State Warrior, publicly apologized to
the world last night for assaulting his coach last week.
Now he wants back in the league.
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA; :00
Technically he remains suspended for a year without pay.
But as many of his teammates backed him up, he admitted he never should have
attacked his coach.
IN Q="I THINK...
((LATRELL SPREWELL/SUSPENDED FROM NBA:))
SUPER=01-Latrell Sprewell/Suspended From NBA; :00
OUT Q=...LOSE CONTROL."
Sprewell has hired Johnnie Cochran to serve as his lawyer.
On the girls high school hardwood, where the Lady Knights of Cave Spring
lanced Amherst County.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Amherst Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00
Watch Beth Carter come up with the steal, and then make the nice bounce pass
to Amber Neil for the layup. Cave Spring takes a 10 point lead in the first.
Amherst was overmatched but the Lancers hung tough as best they could.
Patrice Sandridge gets the putback to cut the Knights lead to 6.
But Cave has too many weapons. Sherri Rickmam gets the rebound and the
basket as the Knights' advantage balloons to 14 points.
Then some excellent ball movement will lead to another score as
SUPER=33-Amherst Co./25/Cave Spring/76;
Lindsey Canon converts inside and Cave Spring rolls to the 76 to 25 win over
The San Diego Zoo has a new attraction.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
Cameras were rolling as the latest addition to the Wild Animal Park's Indian
rhinoceros population made his debut last weekend.
IN Q=We were all anxious
((JANE KENNEDY/SAN DIEGO WILD ANIMAL PARK:WE WERE ALL ANXIOUS FOR A FEW MINUTES
THERE WATCHING AND SHE WAS VERY NERVOUS HERSELF AND YOU SAW HER IMMEDIATELY
START GROOMING THE BABY TO SEE IF HE WAS OK AND AS YOU CAN SEE HE'S JUST FINE.
HE'S UP AND ABOUT AND WALKING JUST FINE.))
SUPER=02-Jane Kennedy/San Diego Wild Animal Park;
OUT Q=just fine (double out)
Four- year- old Godavari (god-a-VAR-ee) gave birth to Giirja (GEER-ha) in
Giirja (GEER-ha) is the 27th Indian rhino born at the Wild Animal Park and
represents the Park's fourth rhino generation.
Twenty four years ago, his great grandmother was the first Indian rhino born
at the park.