Coming up on News 7-
It looks like the UPS strike is heading into a second day. We'll have a
A small plane crashes into a building.
Plus one car dealer that's been around for 40 years is closing down.
And the oldest woman in the world passes away.
News 7 is next.
The Teamsters strike against UPS is heading into day two-
That's causing trouble nationwide for businesses that rely on UPS.
The shipper usually delivers 12 million parcels a day.
SUPER=03-New Richmond, WI;
A small plane crashes into a house in Wisconsin killing one person.
The plane crashed through trees and into the home- just a few blocks from
Lexington Motor Sales has become a victim of corporate downsizing.
The company is no longer a General Motors Dealer and is closing down.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
The good news is that United Parcel Service and Teamsters represenatatives
are still in Washington.
The bad news is they're not talking.
This is the first ever nationwide strike at UPS-
As Frank Currier reports, it's causing headaches and financial fallout.
SUPER=01-Carmen Anderson/UPS Driver; :04
SUPER=01-Dave Murray/UPS Negotiator; :20
SUPER=01-Frank Guske/Guske's Automotive; :35
SUPER=01-Dick Reid/Medtronic Inc.; 1:01
SUPER=01-Van Hartley/FedEx Driver; 1:14 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Frank Currier/CBS News; 1:18
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((Big Brown Shut'em Down!"
CARMEN ANDERSON/UPS DRIVER: ARE YOU SURPRISED THEY COULDNT COME TO SOME
AGREEMENT AT THE LAST MINUTE? YES IM VERY SURPRISED BECAUSE THEY'RE LOSING ALL
THIS MONEY; THEY COULD GIVE US THE MONEY AND WE'D BE OUT WORKING.
With tensions raised and 12 million parcels a day stopped or
stalled, this labor dispute hinges on pension benefits and the large number of
part time workers at UPS...
DAVE MURRAY/UPS NEGOTIATOR: WE GAVE THEM THE LAST BEST AND FINAL OFFER
AND THEY HAVE THE MECHANISM TO PACKAGE IT UP AND SEND IT TO THEIR MEMBERS.
Already, business is taking a big hit. In Chicago, the
strike is complicating car repairs at Frank Guske's automotive service.
FRANK GUSKE: I CANT AFFORD TO JUST LAY DOWN AND PLAY DEAD BECAUSE UPS IS
Guske depends on UPS for 85% of his parts...and shortages are causing delays
GUSCO: A JOB THAT I'D NORMALLY HAVE TO MAKE 2-3 PHONE CALLS TO FIND THE
PARTS I NOW HAVE TO MAKE 5-6 CALLS AND GO FURTHER OUT IN THE SUBURBS TO TRY TO
FIND THESE PARTS.
At a Twin Cities medical electronics firm, the strike forced a
slowdown in delivering a just-approved pacemaker to Parkinson's patients.
DICK REID/MEDTRONIC INC: THERE ARE MANY PATIENTS OUT THERE WHO HAVE BEEN
WAITING FOR THIS FOR MONTHS, EVEN YEARS, SO WE WANT TO GET THOSE DEVICES TO
THEM AS SOON AS WE CAN.
Customers are taking their business to the Post Office and UPS rivals like
VAN HARTLEY/FEDEX DRIVER: CHRISTMAS? WE'D BE READY, WE'D MAN UP, BUT
THIS KIND CAUGHT US OFF GUARD. 12-13 HOURS, IM PREPARED, GOT MY LUNCH!"
FRANK CURRIER/CBS NEWS: With President Clinton today declining to
intervene...with both UPS and the Teamsters here in Chicago telling us their
final offers already
are ON THE TABLE, we've been standing by in case of late developments...But
it's unlikely there'll BE any today...in fact there're strong signals this
strike...could drag on a very long time.
FRANK CURRIER CBS NEWS, CHICAGO.))
The strike kept U-P-S customers and competitors busy today.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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SUPER=01-Ron Cundiff/Snap-on Tools; :21
SUPER=01-John Keith/J.Crew; :35
SUPER=01-Alan Hilton/Commercial Courier Express; 1:09
SUPER=01-Sandy Bellmore/Roanoke; 1:25
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(( On the picket lines in Roanoke... and in Lynchburg the story is pretty
much the same.
Union UPS workers sit and wait for some kind of break in the standoff with
management, and that break could be days, or weeks away.
UPS CUSTOMERS have more immediate concerns.
There's the tool salesman who gets his inventory through UPS.
IN Q=It'll delay a lot
((RON CUNDIFF/SNAP ON TOOLS; IT'LL DELAY A LOT OF SALES, BUT GENERALLY IT WON'T
PREVENT ME FROM HAVING THE SALES, THEY'LL JUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET THEM TO
OUT Q=get them to me
J-Crew in Lynchburg saw the writing on the wall a few days ago and began
using the U.S. Postal Service.
IN Q=The only thing we lose
((JOHN KEITH/J. CREW; THE ONLY THING THAT WE LOSE WHEN WE SWITCH TO THE POST
OFFICE IS IF A CUSTOMER WANTS TO KNOW WHERE THEIR PACKAGE IS IN TRANSIT,
THERE'S NO WAY TO TRACK IT.))
OUT Q=no way to track it
Many people turned to the U.S. Post office, which limited customers to 4
Federal Express also put a limit on parcels, a freeze on new accounts, and
they're closing their doors two hours early.
Their drivers are still rushing to keep up with demand.
IN Q=how are you
((REPORTER QUESTION; HOW ARE YOU GUYS HANDLING THE EXTRA LOAD?
FEDERAL EXPRESS DRIVER; VERY VERY BUSY. I'M SORRY BUT I'VE GOT TO RUN. ))
OUT Q=got to run
This Commercial Courier Express driver started running at 5-am.
IN Q=that van of mine
((ALAN HILTON/COMMERCIAL COURIER EXPRESS; THAT VAN OF MINE OUT THERE? FULL
THIS MORNING, MAIL AND EVERYTHING. BECAUSE OF THE STRIKE? I GUESS, I DON'T
OUT Q=I don't know
UPS trucks were not idle, there were some out making deliveries today. But
the uncertainty of the situation was enough to keep loyal customers like Sandy
IN Q=I use UPS
((SANDY BELLMORE/ROANOKE; I USE UPS A LOT, BUT THIS WAS A SMALL PACKAGE AND IT
COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A HASSLE OVER THERE IF THEY
WERE EVEN WORKING, I DON'T KNOW, SO I JUST DECIDED TO COME RIGHT HERE AND MAKE
ONE TRIP ONLY.
HOW LONG WAS THE WAIT IN THERE?
LONG, THE LINE WAS TO THE DOOR.))
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No one knows how many packages are piling up out there, or how long before an
inconvenience becomes a serious problem.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
Contract negotiations continue for Valley Metro Employees-- after their union
membership rejected a new contract yesterday.
The old contract expired June 30th.
And Valley Metro Employees are now working under an extended contract.
IN Q=Basically everything
((DUANE MITCHELL/VALLEY METRO DRIVER: BASICALLY EVERYTHING LOOKED PRETTY GOOD
EXCEPT FOR ONE STIPULATION.. AND THE REJECTED IT BECAUSE OF THAT ))
SUPER=01-Duane Mitchell/Valley Metro Driver
OUT Q=it because of that
Valley Metro officials tell News-7 that employees are required to give 72
hours notice before striking.
So far there hasn't been any talk of a possible walk-out.
And that's relief to many commuters who rely on public transportation.
IN Q=This is the
((BARBARA DUNCAN/BUS RIDER: THIS IS THE ONLY TRANSPORTATION I HAVE TO GET TO
SUPER=01-Barbara Duncan/Bus Rider; quick!
OUT Q=to get to work
The Amalgamated Transit Union represents Valley Metro's bus drivers and
vehicle maintenance personnel.
Baby walkers are supposed to keep toddlers from falling while learning to
walk-- but a toddler can still fall down the stairs.
Despite warnings, researchers reveal nearly 25 thousand children are
injured every year while in walkers- mostly from falling down steps.
The researchers aren't calling for a ban, but they want a new design that
would require walkers to be wider than a standard doorway.
The current U-S requirement states a walker can be narrower if a mechanism
is installed to keep the walker from falling down stairs.
The study results are in the August issue of Pediatrics.
For the past 40 years, Lexington Motor Sales has been selling and servicing
cars in the city.
Now, the company has become a victim of corporate downsizing.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
IN Q=So these
SUPER=01-Buddy Derrick/Lexington Motor Sales Owner; :21
SUPER=01-Gene Cox/Sales Manager; :50
OUT Q=News 7 Rockbridge County
((REPORTER: SO THESE WERE THE DAYS WHEN EVERYTHING WAS DOWNTOWN?
BUDDY DERRICK: OH, YEAH!
Buddy Derrick was 25 years old when he started selling Cadillacs-- that's when
his company was right on main street. And this is the last new car his
company will sell.
As of August first, the company is no longer a General Motors dealer.
((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER:NOW I HAVE BEEN THE LAST DEALER STILL IN THE CORPORATE
LIMITS OF THE CITY, AND NOW THAT I'M GOING THERE WILL NOT BE A DEALER STILL IN
The three major AMerican car manufacturers are all consolidating their
dealerships-- in an effort to cut costs.
((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER: IN SMALL COMMUNITIES MUCH LIKE LEXINGTON AND MANY
OTHER, THEIR PLAN IS TO CONSOLIDATE-- ELIMINATE AS MANY DEALERS AS THEY CAN))
((GENE COX/SALES MANAGER: I FEEL LIKE IT'S A LOSS. I HOPE THAT WHAT I'M
ANTICIPATING DOES NOT HAPPEN. THAT'S I'D LIKE TO SEE LOCAL PEOPLE RUN THE
LOCAL DEALERSHIPS. AND I'M AFRAID IN YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT.))
Buddy Derrick has more invested in Lexington than a just a car dealership--
he's the city's mayor.
That makes the decision to close up shop even more difficult, as he knows
the city will lose a major source of tax revenue.
((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER: AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIPS ARE HIGH DOLLAR VOLUME, WE MAY
BE LOW MARGIN, BUT WE ARE HIGH DOLLAR VOLUME, AND WE PAY A LOT OF TAXES. YEAH,
I HATE TO SEE THE CITY LOSE THE TAXABLE INCOME.))
((FOLKS WHO BOUGHT THEIR CARS FROM LEXINGTON MOTOR SALES WILL NOW HAVE TO FIND
A NEW PLACE TO GET THEIR CARS SERVICED. THEY'LL HEAD TO THIS CHEVROLET
DEALERSHIP, JUST DOWN THE STREET, AND IN THE COUNTY. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, a Lynchburg man is sent to hospital after he
apparently surprises a burglar,
and a bad day for the aviation industry as two planes crash and another makes
an emergency landing.
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A plane crashes into a home in Wisconsin-
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The small plane went down just a few blocks from downtown New Richmond- in
It crashed through the trees- smashing into a house.
One person died in the crash. Another person in the house managed to escape.
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In Vancouver Washington- Another plane crash- This one smashed into a
building killing one person.
The single engine plane was coming in for a landing at the Evergreen
Airport east of Vancouver.
It was about a quarter of a mile from the airport when it went down crashing
into the building.
The plane's tail ripped off- one of its wings was also severed-
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Trouble for a British Airways plane coming in for a landing
The plane made a crash landing in England- An amateur photographer caught
the action on tape.
The landing gear under one of the wings failed to open- so the plane had
to touch down on two wheels.
The pilot was able to avoid disaster keeping the plane balanced on the
central front wheel and the wheel under the right wing.
None of the 70 passengers on board was seriously hurt.
A Lynchburg man remains in critical condition after being attacked in his
The wife of 75-year old James R. Jones found him lying at the bottom of the
basement stairs with severe injuries to his head.
Police say they recovered a weapon from the home which they believe was used
to hit Jones.
They're looking at robbery as a possible motive.
IN Q=We're trying to
((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE NOW WHAT
EXACTLY THE SCENARIO WAS THAT TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT. IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE
THAT HE COULD HAVE WALKED IN ON SOMEONE WHO WAS BURGLARIZING THE HOME. BECAUSE
WE DO KNOW THAT HE SPENDS A GREAT DEAL OF TIME OUT IN HIS BACKYARD, WORKING IN
HIS YARD AND HIS GARDEN AND HIS SHEDS.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=and his sheds.
Wingfield says two rooms in the house were in dis-array, indicating a
struggle may have occurred.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death
for a man found dead in the New River.
The body of 46- year old Dallas Barry Hill of Carroll County was discovered
by some people rafting yesterday in Ivanhoe.
Wythe County Sheriff's officials believe Hill's death was an accidental
Authorities had a tough time identifying Hill because he wasn't carrying any
But a nurse at Wythe County Community Hospital recognized him.
Authorities believe Hill may have been in the water for as long as two days.
She's the daughter-in-law of the late Virginia state senator Ed Willey.
Now, Richmond area resident Kathleen Willey's the talk of Washington.
Last week, she was subpoenaed to testify in Paula Jones' sexual harassment
suit against President Clinton.
Today, Newsweek magazine's reports that Kathleen Willey -- seen here in a
flight attendant training class last year -- had a private encounter with the
President while working at the White House in 1993.
Newsweek's citing former White House co-worker Linda Tripp.
Tripp says Willey told her she was kissed and fondled by the President in a
Tripp says Willey looked disheveled after the alleged incident.
"Her face was red and her lipstick was off. She was flustered, happy, and
joyful," Tripp told Newsweek.
Willey's keeping a low profile, saying only through her Richmond attorney
that she's outraged and will fight the subpoena.
The oldest person in the world has died. When we return we'll hear her what
she said helped her live so long,
and we'll see how a summer camp is casting some bread upon the water in an
effort to win over some special campers.
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The Crenshaw's store at Valley View Mall is going to close permanently.
The appliance and electronics store says it will start a
going-out-of-business sale Thursday.
Crenshaw's only recently re-opened, after reclaiming merchandise that had
been repossessed by a creditor.
The company says it plans to sell everything, even if that means taking a
Crenshaw's continues to blame its poor sales on "adverse publicity" over its
policy on Holdren's service contracts.
The woman believed to be the world's oldest person has died at the age of
(Jzahn kal-MAWN') Jeanne Calment died in a retirement home in France where
she spent the last 12 years of her life.
Even though she was blind, nearly deaf and wheelchair bound-- (kal-MAWN)
Calment maintained her spirit and was mentally sharp.
In recent interviews she said the keys to her record-setting long life were
an occasional glass of wine and a diet rich in olive oil.
On her 121-st birthday she released a C-D.
On it she reminisced to rap and other tunes.
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Look who finally showed up at the Bills training camp in Fredonia, New York.
Bruce Smith, the Hokie hall of famer, ended his three week holdout yesterday
and began practicing with his teammates.
He was occassionally gasping for air and his wallet. He lost $105 thousand
dollars in fines during his holdout.
The Salem Avalanche closed out a seven game homestand last night with a thud,
as Winston-Salem whipped Salem 9-to-1.
SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00
Mugsy the mascot couldn't believe his eyes as the Warthogs got offensive in a
In the first, Jerry Whitaker lifts a little single into left field, and it's
a enough to drive in Mark Johnson to make it 2-to-nothing.
Still in the top of the first, Bryan Manning gets the base hit to center on
the little bloop single.
Carlos Lee slides in safely, as Ben Petrick is late in blocking the plate.
The Warthogs were on top 7-to-nothing before for the Avalanche scored in the
Kyle Houser bounces one in the front of the plate to third. David Feuerstein
(FOYER-steen) scores on the fielder's choice but Salem loses 9-to-1.
The team plays its next seven on the road starting tonight at Kinston.
The NFL took its show to Mexico City last night for the second American bowl
of the preseason.
SUPER=03-Mexico City, Mexico/ABC;:00
More than 100 thousand fans came to see the Broncos John Elway and the
Dolphins Dan Marino.
Elway would injure his right bicep, while Marino injured the Broncos with
this 18 yard touchdown pass to Rookie Brian Manning. That put the Fins in
front for good.
Craig Erickson adds this TD toss to SUPER=30-Miami/38/Denver/19 ;
De Wayne Dotson and the Dolphins beat the Broncos and their new duds
38 to 19.
This year's class of Virginia Tech freshmen is scheduled to report to campus
today, but yesterday the Hokies got a verbal committment from a player who
won't be on campus for another year.
Gretna's Lamar Cobb, a hard hitting safety, picked the Hokies over Florida,
Nebraska, North Carolina and Northwestern..
IN Q="Well, it was...
((LAMAR COBB/COMMITS TO VA. TECH:))
SUPER=01-Lamar Cobb/Commits to Va. Tech; :00
OUT Q=...ON THEIR PROGRAM."
Friday Football Extra doesn't kick off its 14th season until August 22nd, but
today teams all over the area began two a day workouts.
Steve Mason checks in tonight with the defending state champs from Salem.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Division Four State Championship; :00
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :10
SUPER=01-John Hancock/Salem Wide Receiver; :35
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
Still to come tonight, we'll shift gears just a bit as Allen Iverson's court
date in Richmond is set,
and Cowboys' head coach Barry Switzer talks about getting busted today in
Dallas for carrying a loaded .38 calibre pistol.
Cowboys boss Barry Switzer says he's embarrassed by what he calls an honest
mistake that got him arrested yesterday morning.
He was stopped today at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International airport for
carrying a loaded .38 calibre pistol in his carry-on bag.
Switzer says he had weekend
house guests, including children, and he meant to put his gun away
in a closet. But as he was about to do that, a telephone call
distracted him and he forgot the gun in the bag.
IN Q="I look up...
((BARRY SWITZER/COWBOYS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Cowboys Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THOSE CHILDREN."
He could face 2 to 10 years in jail and a $10 thousand dollar fine.
State authorities say he is not licensed to carry a concealed weapon.
In yet another incident involving a Tidewater native.
The Philadelphia 76'ers say they are very disappointed in Allen Iverson, their
rookie of the year.
Early Sunday morning Iverson was arrested and charged with possesion of
marijuana in Richmond.
He is due in court next Tuesday.
Another change is in store for Rick Mast's up and down Winston Cup season
with Butch Mock Motorsports.
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This afternoon the team announced that Dave Charpentier has been hired as
Mast's new crew chief.
He has spent the past year and a half as Team Sabco's manager of engineering.
Team owner Butch Mock has crewed the team since Gene Kennon was fired in May.
Camp Easter Seal is in the business of bringing new opportunities to
Today young campers spent the morning learning to fly fish.
The campers have disabilities ranging from the hearing and sight impaired to
autism and the physically challenged.
They come to the facility for recreation.
Counselors hope the new activities they experience will help them in the
IN Q=THAT'S WHAT WE'RE
((ERIC DRESSER/CAMPING AND RECREATION DIR.; THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO
HERE AT CAMP EASTER SEAL, IS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
JUST TO TRY DIFFERENT THINGS.))
((CHRISTINA JACOBS/CAMPER: THE MAN SHOWED ME HOW TO FISH AND I PRACTICED AND
PRACTICED BUT I LOST THE FISH.))
SUPER=01-Eric Dresser/Camping and Recreation Dir.; :00
SUPER=39-Christina Jacobs/Camper; :10
OUT Q=LOST THE FISH
Christina caught another fish later.
In fact all the children reeled in at least one.
Orvis furnished the equipment and the instructor and the children supplied