Next on News 7-
The teamsters ship UPS workers off the job and onto the picket line-
Crenshaws is closing its Valley View store.
Plus the oldest woman in the world dies.
Powerful storms rumble through the region quickly today, paving the way for
cooler drier air and more pleasant conditions tomorrow--details coming up.
For many kids the pool is their second home
during summer vacation.
But an earache from too much time in the water is the downside...
Some tips to prevent Swimmers Ear on Health Check.
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185 thousand teamsters walk off the job at United Parcel Service.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
UPS delivers more than 12 million parcels a day-
When workers strike- it's effects are felt around the nation.
Drew Levinson is following the story from Livonia, Michigan where he joins us
with the latest.
cut to drew
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SUPER=01-Bob Hernandez/Teamsters Member;
SUPER=01-Dave Murray/U.P.S. Negotiator;
SUPER=01-Andrew Sozzi/Postal Spokesperson;
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((WORKER BITE: REALLY THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO IS OVERNIGHT OR TWO DAY AIR
BECAUSE UPS IS ON STRIKE AND THEY'RE NOT PICKING UP GROUND PACKAGES.
At Mail Boxes, Etc. in Houston-- a packaging and shipping store... this
customer got the bad news.
185-thousand UPSworkers are on strike... and future operations are all but
The workers-- all members of the Teamsters union-- walked out just shy of a
midnight contract deadline.
Joining them are 2-thousand union pilots -- that fly UPS packages around the
CHARLIE SHELL/UPS PILOT
WE WILL NOT FLY AT ALL.
The reasons vary. UPS says a new pension plan is the main sticking
point... while union members say subcontracting and a need for more full-time
employees are also problems.
YOU NEED TO WORK FULL TIME, FORTY HOURS A WEEK TO SUPPORT A FAMILY. I HAVE A
FAMILY, A WIFE AND TWO KIDS.
BOB HERNANDEZ/TEAMSTERS MEMBER:
WHEN THEY'RE SUBCONTRACTING WORK, THEY'RE TAKING AWAY WORK FROM UNION MEMBERS
DAVE MURRAY/UPS NEGOTIATOR:
WE'RE STICKING BY OUR FINAL OFFER.
While the company is hoping the union takes another look at its offer.... if
not, it says it will pressure the president to reconsider his decision -not to
CLINTON: I HOPE THEY START TALKING AGAIN-- BUT RIGHT NOW, I DON'T THINK IT
WARRANTS ANY ACTION.
ANDREW SOZZI/ POSTAL SPOKESPERSON
WE LOOK ON IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY ADN A CHALLENGE. OBVIOUSLY WE LOOK ON IT AN
OPPORTUNTIY TO GAIN NEW BUSINESS FROM CUSTOMERS WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN USING
UPS AND MIGHT COME TO THE POSTAL SERVICE NOW.))
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In Roanoke and Lynchburg, Teamsters traded their brown uniforms for picket
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Eric
Eric Earnhart joins us from the Roanoke U-P-S hub with reaction from the
people caught in the middle.
Jean, with the company on one side, and the union on the other... everyone
else, customers and other delivery services, are trying to cope with the
We found many at the post office earlier today, like the man with 24
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((RICHARD WHITCOMB/ROANOKE; SOMETIMES AT THE LAST MINUTE WE'RE TRYING TO SEND
PRESENTS UP NORTH, AND UPS HAS JUST BEEN A BLESSING FOR US IN MANY MANY WAYS
BECAUSE THEY GET IT THERE QUICKLY. 11:51:20
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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SUPER=01-Sandy Bellmore/Roanoke Resident; :09
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The Post Office is limiting customers to four packages each.
Federal Express is also limiting the amount of parcels you can send, and its
put a freeze on new accounts.
Airborne Express is handling it's regular customers on a priority basis.
Their fear is, if the crush of additional business delays their deliveries,
these businesses will alienate their loyal customers.
double boxes Jean/ERIC
By the way, the former UPS customers we spoke with today say when the strike
is over they plan to go back to UPS, Jean?
Despite the strike, it's business as usual for a central Virginia mail order
company, thanks to a little planning ahead.
The J-Crew catalog distribution center in Lynchburg used to ship more than
half its packages through U-P-S.
But company officials decided several days ago to switch over to the postal
service for the majority of its deliveries.
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((JOHN KEITH/HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR: ABOUT TEN DAYS OR A LITTLE BIT MORE AGO,
WE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND CHANGE THE UPS PACKAGES TO THE POST OFFICE, BECAUSE
WHAT WE DIDN'T WANT TO HAPPEN, IF THE STRIKE SHOULD OCCUR, WE DIDN'T WANT
PACKAGES CAUGHT UP IN HUBS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, SO WE WENT AHEAD
AND MADE THAT DECISION THEN, SO THEREFORE THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER NORMAL DAY OF
BUSINESS FOR US.))
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Keith says customers should not notice a difference in the delivery of their
More union talk: Valley Metro Buses are still running today after the union
membership rejected a contract proposal by the company.
Both parties have agreed to continue negotiations in the coming weeks.
Employees are still working under the old contract--on a day to day basis.
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((DWAYNE MITCHELL/VALLEY METRO DRIVER: BASICALLY EVERYTHING LOOKED PRETTY GOOD
EXCEPT FOR ONE STIPULATION.. AND THE REJECTED IT BECAUSE OF THAT ))
SUPER=01-Dwayne Mitchell/Valley Metro Driver
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Valley Metro officials told News-7 employees are required to give 72-hours
notice prior to a strike.
So far they haven't received any word on a possible strike.
And that's a relief to commuters who rely on the public transportation.
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((MARY KOERNER/BUS RIDER: EVERYDAY.. ALL DAY..SOMETIMES UNTIL THE LAST ONE
RUNS.. I RIDE THEM ALL DAY ))
SUPER=01-Mary Koerner/Valley Metro Passenger;
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The Amalgamated Transit Union's contract expired June 30th...it represents
bus operators and vehicle maintenance personnel.
Crenshaws is calling it quits.
The North Carolina company said today that it will close its store at Valley
The store had recently re-opened after Crenshaws recovered merchandise that
a finance company repossessed.
But business hasn't picked up, and Crenshaws says it has no alternative but
to close the store.
A going-out of business sale will start Thursday.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The latest on a Richmond woman subpoenaed to testify in the sexual
harrassment suit against President Clinton. That's coming up on NEWS-7 at
Plus, the trial is delayed for the alleged mastermind in the World Trade
Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a-thousand others
four years ago.
Also coming up-- opening day of high school football practice at public
schools is underway.
Its the focus of tonight's Two Minute Ticker--Stick around.
A bomb scare at the World Trade Center today.
Several hundred people were forced from their offices after someone found a
suspicious package that had wires sticking out of it.
Officials say they were able to quickly determine the package was harmless-
apparently a musical greeting card.
The scare coincides with opening arguments in the trial of Ramzi Yousef, the
alleged mastermind of the
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1993 bombing at the World Trade Center.
The blast killed six people, injured more than 1,000 others.
Yousef faces conspiracy charges allegedly organizing a group of
accomplices and building the bomb.
A brutal attack on an elderly man in his home stunned the residents of a
quiet Lynchburg neighborhood.
Police were called to the 43-hundred block of Sussex Street last night after
James R. Jones' wife came home and found him at the bottom of the basement
The 75-year old suffered severe injuries to his head, and was taken to
Lynchburg General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE'RE NOT REAL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT
HE FELL DOWN THE STAIRS AT THIS POINT. HOWEVER, THE INJURIES THAT HE HAS GOT
APPEAR TO BE INFLICTED BY AN INSTRUMENT THAT WE DID RECOVER FROM WITHIN THE
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
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Wingfield says the living room and bedroom of the house were in dis-array,
indicating a struggle may have taken place.
They don't know yet whether anything was stolen from the home.
A nurse helped Wythe County authorities identify a body found this weekend
in the New River.
A man's body was found by a group rafting in Ivanhoe.
Sheriff's deputies could not identify the victim because he wasn't carrying
But a nurse at Wythe County Community hospital recognized him as 46-year old
Dallas Barry Hill of Carroll County.
Authorities believe Hill's death was an accidental drowning, and that he was
in the water for one or two days.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.
More details are emerging on why a Richmond area woman has been subpoenaed
to testify in Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
Newsweek is reporting that Kathleen Willey had an encounter with Clinton in
October of 1993-- as reported by a former White House co-worker.
That co-worker, Linda Tripp, says Willey told her she met with the President
at the White House-- where he allegedly kissed and fondled her.
Tripp says Willey looked "disheveled" immediately after the alleged
"Her face was red and her lipstick was off. She was flustered, happy, and
joyful," Tripp told Newsweek.
Willey has said through her Richmond attorney that she's outraged to be part
of Jones' suit.
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There was quite a party earlier today in London...
All in honor of the Queen Mum's 97th.
Stick around for the festivities a little later on NEWS-7 at Five.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Starting today, parking in downtown Lynchburg got a little bit easier.
City officials cut the ribbon on a new 375-space parking deck located behind
the police department on Clay Street.
The new deck more than doubles the number of parking spaces in the old
parking lot it replaced.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THE PARKING
SITUATION CAN BE WILL JOIN ME IN WELCOMING THE OPENING OF THIS NEW 375- SPACE
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
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With the parking deck open, construction on central Virginia's regional jail
can now get underway.
City council had required the new deck be finished before jail construction
takes away another parking lot in the area.
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health music under
The past 24-hours have not been fun for Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry
But first on Health Check-- the F-D-A gives the okay to a brain implant that
will steady the tremors in Parkinsons Disease patients and those with tremor
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look at what else you'll see
tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Children at Camp Easter Seal spent the morning learning the art of fly
Counselors say it's part of the camp's program to provide disabled children
with all the experiences available to other children.
They this helps them in the future.
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((ERIC DRESSER/CAMPING & RECREATION DIR.: TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE YOU HAVE TO
HAVE A VARIETY OF EXPERIENCES. SO SOMETIMES WHEN YOUR EXPERIENCE IS A LITTLE
BIT LIMITED, SO WHERE CAN YOU GET THOSE LIFE EXPERIENCES. I THINK THAT'S WHAT
WE'ER TRYING TO DO AT CAMP EASTER SEAL.))
SUPER=01-Eric Dresser/Camping & Recreation Dir.;
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Orvis provided the fishing equipment and the instructor.
And the children provided the inspiration.
You can catch more of this story and more tonight on News 7 at Six.
Double Boxes Jean/Keith
You've hooked us Keith-- we'll be watching.
Topping tonight's Health Check report-- the United Parcel Service strike is
doing more than stranding new fall clothes on loading docks.
Thousands of medical supplies may not be able to get to hospitals and
patients on time.
U-P-S Managers are taking the driver's seats of company delivery trucks.
Officials say they're focusing on priority parcels such as blood products
A breakthrough medical device could help those with Parkinson's disease.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pacemaker-like brain
implant to cut off uncontrollable shaking.
The device involves drilling through the skull to implant an electrode in
The electrode emits constant, customized electric shocks to block tremors.
It helps control the debilitating shakes that accompany Parkinson's disease
and a hereditary disease called essential tremor.
People with either disorder can suffer such severe shaking that they're
unable to perform daily tasks.
Mix kids, hot temperatures, and swimming-- and you end up with earaches.
But as Health Check's Connie Stevens reports-- the common summer illness,
SWIMMER'S EAR, is preventable.
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While it's great to beat the heat, too much time in the water can spell
Specifically, with Otitis Externa-- Swimmer's Ear.
It's an infection of the ear canal, not behind the ear drum where typical
ear infection occurs.
With swimmer's ear, the lining of the ear canal gets wet and stays wet.
Symptoms of Swimmer's Ear include pain, especially when you tug on the
Sufferers may even notice a discharge from the ear, or a sensation that the
ear is plugged up.
Treatment includes antibiotic ear drops-- and staying out of the pool for a
least a week.
Prevention includes a five to ten minute break every hour from swimming--
tilting the ear to allow the canal to drain-- and if your doctor approves,
butting a few drops of rubbing alcohol in the canal after swimming-- to speed
These simple tips just might keep your summer from going down the tubes.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))
The woman believed to be the world's oldest person has died at the age of
(zhahn 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
Let's turn now to Mike Stevens-- what's up in the sports world today?
Good afternoon everyone, welcome tot your Monday ticker. High School
football practice began all over the commonwealth today.
Steve Mason checks in on Glenvar and the defending state champion Salem
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SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :44
SUPER=01-John Hancock/Salem Wide Receiver; :59
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The NFL preseason continues tonight south of the border as the Miami Dolphins
take on the Denver Broncos in Mexico City in the American Bowl.
More than 100 thousand fans are expected for the game.
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Last night the Raiders beat the Cowboys 34-to-27 at Texas Stadium in Irving.
Oakland backup David Klingler beat the Cowboys secondary on TD tosses of 62
and 74 yards in the first half.
And if last night was bad, today was even worse for Cowboys' coach Barry
This morning he was arrested at the Dallas Forth Worth airport for having a
loaded revolver in his carry on bag.
He was detained for two hours and the gun was taken away.
An airport spokesman says Switzer forgot the gun was in the bag.
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Don't forget the Avalanche is home tonight closing out a seven game homestand
against Winston-Salem at 7.
Much more coming up at six tonight including news from the NHL and the
Have a great Monday everybody.
go to break
The Queen Mum is 97 today.
More than one thousand well-wishers gathered to sing "Happy Birthday"
outside the home of Britain's best loved Royal.
Accompanied by her grandson Prince Andrew, the Mother of Queen Elizabeth
greeted the crowds.
The Royal Regiment of Wales played "Happy Birthday" on pipes and drums.
There were gifts of chocolates, photographs, flowers and poems as well as
Fans strained to get a glimpse of the Queen Mum working the crowds, in the
time-honored tradition of seeing Europe's oldest royal on her birthday.