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7UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS


The situation is still deadlocked for U-P-S.
There is no new contract, but there is also no strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The union had threatened a walkout last night at midnight, but agreed to keep talking beyond the deadline.
The union is demanding pay increases, limits on subcontracting, an increase in full-time positions and health and safety improvements.
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UPS 2 13:21:21 ((ANOTHER ONE IS PENSION PLAN THE COMPANY WANTS TO TAKE PENSION PLAY AWAY FROM TEAMSTERS, MOST OF US DON'T WANT THAT I DON'T THINK. ))
SUPER=01-John Mitchell/UPS Worker;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=i don't think.
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VO-NAT


There's no word on whether bargainers are making any progress.
Federal Express and the U-S Postal Service have made contingency plans in case of a strike, but analysts say it would be difficult to make up U-P-S' volume of 12 million parcels and documents a day.
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7React-ups


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 597-29)
GRAPHIC=ups


Area businesses are researching options in case of a U-P-S strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1994;


Elizabeth Arden had a bad experience back in 19-94 the last time UPS workers went on strike.
It was a busy season and transport managers say a lot of their shipments were delayed.
The company has already diverted some of its merchandise to alternative carriers to avoid getting trapped in the UPS system.
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((JERYL ROWE/PRESORT EXPRESS:WE ARE INCREASING EXTRA STAFF TO HANDLE WHATEVER VOLUME IS NECESSARY FOR US TO HANDLE AS FAR AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY MAIL OR OTHER MAILINGS THAT WOULD BE EFFECTED THROUGH A UPS STRIKE))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Some other catalog companies that use UPS such as Quality Fulfillment Services here in Roanoke say they're sticking with UPS, for now.

7Cycle-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=accident


One person was arrested and two others sent to the hospital after a hit and run accident in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT :19
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State police say the driver of a Ford Mustang apparently crossed the center line on North-fork Road striking the motorcycle.
The driver, Anthony Zook then fled the scene. Police arrested him later and charged him with hit and run and reckless driving.
He is being held in the Montgomery County jail.
Kenneth and Ann Price of Elliston are listed in stable condition.
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7E-Bank-Fees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Banking


As the banking industry in Virginia continues to change, so may the rates and fees attached to your account.
That according to consumer advocates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's the message from the U-S Public Interest Research Group and the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council.
SUPER=@file;


A new report shows bank profits are way up... but so are fees.
And while Virginia bank fees are "in the middle of the road" nationally, consumer advocates say the recent bank acquisitions may change that.
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((THE LOGICAL RESULT OF HAVING THESE MERGERS IS THAT BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSED, FEES WILL BE RAISED, AND THAT THERE WILL BE FEWER CHOICES FOR CONSUMERS. AND AS THE RESULT OF THE REPORT SHOWS, THE BIGGER THE BANK THE HIGHER THE FEES.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Consumer Advocate;
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OUT Q=the higher the fees.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Banking


The consumer advocates say shop around for cheaper accounts, which you're most likely to find at smaller community banks and credit unions.
And, they say, lobby your lammakers about A-T-M fees.

7P-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=None


As talks continue, contracts have been extended for bus drivers for the Roanoke Valley's public transportation agency.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Valley Metro General Manager Kathy Weikel says both management and the union have agreed to extend the terms of the old contract while they continue talks to iron-out a new one.
As of now the drivers are working on a temporary contract.
The most recent contract expired at least three weeks ago.
A joint statement about the status of the talks is expected next week.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's take a look at a Friday forecast you'll probably like--
Mostly sunny skies today, with highs in the mid 80s.
Continued clear overnight, with temperatures falling into the upper 50s.
And more sunshine for tomorrow, with highs around 90.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/3/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-/Audrey Dickerson/Hardy;



SUPER=130-50/Linda Rice/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-5/Eleshia Garrett/Huddleston;


Monday:

SUPER=130-10/Kristal Adkins/Newport;



SUPER=130-7/Eric Bowers/Bassett;



SUPER=130-38/Zylphia Collins/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-8/Jeremy Bishop/Pulaski;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-60/Jeweleen Watterson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-31/Katie Drewery/Goodview;



SUPER=130-50/Robert Dickerson/Pittsylvania County;



SUPER=130-/William Wright/Penhook;



SUPER=130-/Elroy Smith/Union Hall;

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55Cycle-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=accident


A couple from Elliston is hospitalized this morning after being hit while riding a motorcycle.
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VO-NAT :19
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State police say the driver of a Ford Mustang apparently crossed the center line on North-fork Road striking the motorcycle.
The driver, Anthony Zook then fled the scene.
Police arrested him later and charged him with hit and run and reckless driving.
He is being held in the Montgomery County jail.
Kenneth and Ann Price are listed in stable condition.
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55P-Gray


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=None


He's a fugitive with one big distinguishing characteristic.
He weighs 700 pounds.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Thirty-one- year- old Kenny Gray lives in a double wide mobile home in Bassett.
He was scheduled to face cocaine and firearms charges in Roanoke federal court on Wednesday, but never showed up.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Investigators are checking the possibility that Gray headed north to his original home in New York. He has a custom-built Ford Bronco designed to accommodate his size.


55E-Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police are making a quick reaction plan in case the serial killer of three Spotsylvania County girls strikes again.
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Major Howard Smith say it will be complete next week, three weeks before the start of the school year.
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VO-NAT


The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference where authorities said one killer is probably responsible for the murders of 16- year- old Sofia Silva, 15- year- old Kristin Lisk and her 12- year- old sister Kati.
Police would not say what the common evidence is, but they do say the killer is probably acting out a fantasy.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Pat Sullins/Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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OUT Q= somewhere else
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Lisk sisters disappeared May first and were later found floating in a Hanover County river.
Eight months earlier, Sofia Silva's body was discovered in a King George County creek.
A multi-agency police task force continues its investigation into the killings, following up eight thousand leads.
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55weather


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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to Friday's weather--
Lots of sunshine today, with highs warming up into the mid 80s.
Clear and cool again tonight.
Lows dropping into the upper 50s.
Sunny for Saturday, highs tomorrow near 90.
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8Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


The N-double-A-C-P and the justice department are investigating what could be a racially motivated murder.
Two white men have been arrested in the decapitation and burning of a black man in Grayson County.
Forty two- year- old Louis Ceparano and thirty seven- year- old Emmitt Cressell Jr. are charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bond.
Ceparano and Cressell are accused of killing 40-year-old Garnett Johnson at Ceparano's home in Elk Creek last Friday.
Officials say at this point, they haven't classified the slaying as a hate crime.

8strike-talks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS


The familiar brown trucks of U-P-S will be out as usual this morning.
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VO-NAT :11
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:01:18
The Teamsters union agreed to continue contract talks beyond the midnight strike deadline and bargainers have been meeting all night with federal mediators in Washington. They are now in recess, but talks are set to resume this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Almost two thirds of U-P-S' three-hundred thousand employees are teamsters.
A strike would NOT necessarily stop- all deliveries but management and drivers predict delays.
Benefits, pay and pensions are the key sticking points at the negotiating table.
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VO-NAT


U-P-S handles about 12 million packages daily.
If there is a strike analysts say Fed Express, the U-S Postal Service and other shippers wouldn't be able to pick up the slack.
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8E-React-ups


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=ups


The possible strike is causing concern for local businesses that depend on U-P-S.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1994;


Elizabeth Arden had a bad experience back in 19-94 the last time UPS workers went on strike.
It was a busy season and transport managers say a lot of their shipments were delayed.
The company has already diverted some of its merchandise to alternative carriers to avoid getting trapped in the UPS system.
But other catalog companies that use UPS such as Quality Fulfillment Services here in Roanoke say they're sticking with UPS, for now.
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((LARRY MORGAN:WE'VE BEEN MAKING PLANS...HANDLING NOW.)) ((JERYL ROWE/PRESORT EXPRESS:WE ARE INCREASING EXTRA STAFF TO HANDLE WHATEVER VOLUME IS NECESSARY FOR US TO HANDLE AS FAR AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY MAIL OR OTHER MAILINGS THAT WOULD BE EFFECTED THROUGH A UPS STRIKE))
SUPER=01-Larry Morgan/President QFS; :00
SUPER=01-Jeryl Rowe/Presort Express; :19
RUNS=:28
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Nationally, U-P-S handles 80 percent of the nation's ground delivery services.

8E-Willey


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Jones


Paula Jones' sexual harassment case against the President is becoming a BIGGER issue in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Former attorney general candidate Gil Davis is one of her lawyers.
Now, Davis and his team have subpoenaed Richmond area resident Kathleen Willey to give a deposition in the case.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Willey's the daughter-in-law of former Democratic state senator Ed Willey.
She worked as a social secretary in the Clinton White House in 19-93.
Jones' attorneys allege that Willey was herself sexually harassed by President Clinton.
For her part, Kathleen Willey's saying through her attorneys that she's outraged by the attempt to involve her in the Paula Jones suit, and that her privacy is being violated by the allegation.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time now to find out the forecast for the start of your weekend--
Mostly sunny today, with highs in the mid 80s.
Clear skies overnight, with lows in the upper 50s.
And sunny again tomorrow, with low humidity.
Highs near 90
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