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ANCHOR=Keith

A nationwide strike.
And the heat is on for a settlement.
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VO-NAT


A LIVE report is coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
We'll assess the local impact on drivers, customers and competitors.
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Talent=Keith


And Creshaw's throws in the towel... going out of business after barely a year doing business in Virginia. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, high school football practice opens across the state for many public schools, Rick Mast has a new crew chief, Pitt has new duds,
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and the Cowboys have a new problem, as head coach Barry Switzer is arrested for carrying a loaded .38 calibre pistol in his carry-on bag at the airport.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


A frontal zone is slipping by, bringing us some cooler drier weather for tomorrow. I'll have all the details from the News 7 Weather Center.

UPS


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The Chief negotiator for U-P-S says he's disappointed the White House will not intervene in the day-old Teamsters strike.
Managers and non-union workers are trying to keep the packages moving.
UPS CUSTOMERS are doing some moving of their own.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart joins us with more on that story.
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Eric1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith as UPS workers hit the picket lines today, a lot of other folks hit the road... sending and delivering packages as fast as they could.
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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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OUT Q=line was to the door


(( 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.

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SOT 11:00:08
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 ME ))
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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.

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SOT 1:05:37
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.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=no way to track it



Many people turned to the U.S. Post office, which limited customers to 4 packages each.
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.

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SOT 11:34:51
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. ))
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OUT Q=got to run


This Commercial Courier Express driver started running at 5-am.

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SOT 11:47:28
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 KNOW. ))
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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 Bellmore away.

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SOT 11:51:20
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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OUT Q=to the door
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Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave




Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=None


Drivers with the Roanoke Valley's public transportation agency are still working today--despite the fact their union membership rejected a new contract offer yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The old contract expired June 30th but has been extended while both sides continue negotiations.
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SOT 03:49:42
IN Q=Basically everything

((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
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it because of that
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VO-NAT


Valley Metro officials tell News-7 the contract requires employees give 72-hours notice prior to a strike.
So far there hasn't been any discussion of a possible walkout.
That's good news to many commuters who depend on public transportation.
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SOT 03:50:35
IN Q=This is the

((BARBARA DUNCAN/BUS RIDER: THIS IS THE ONLY TRANSPORTATION I HAVE TO GET TO WORK ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Duncan/Bus Rider; quick!
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=to get to work
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VO-NAT


The Amalgamated Transit Union represents Valley Metro's bus drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel.
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L'burg-Attack


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=None


An elderly Lynchburg man who may have surprised a burglar in his home remains hospitalized with severe head injuries, as police look for his attacker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night


Authorities were called to 43- 09 Sussex Street around 5:30 after Frances Jones arrived home to find her husband at the bottom of the basement stairs.
75 year old James R. Jones was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he's listed in critical condition.
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SOT 10:30:01
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
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OUT Q=and his sheds.
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VO-NAT


Wingfield says the weapon used to hit Jones was found inside the house.
A living room and upstairs bedroom also were in disarray, indicating a struggle may have taken place.
They don't know whether anything was taken from the house.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


A troubled electronics and appliance chain is closing its doors--again--this time it says, for good.
That story is straight ahead on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


And one group of kids discovers the art of fly fishing.
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IN Q=I JUST HAVE

((JOHN COMEY/ORVIS: I JUST HAVE A BALL SEEING OTHER PEOPLE LEARN IT AND CATCH ONE AND SEEING THE SMILE ON THEIR FACE.))
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OUT Q=ON THEIR FACE
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A group of Roanoke Valley workers get out of the office and spend the day teaching disabled children all about their favorite hobby.
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Wythe-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=None


The man found dead in the New River over the weekend was not carrying identification.
But a nurse at the Wythe County Community Hospital recognized him as 46- year old Dallas Barry Hill of Carroll County.
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VO-NAT
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Some people rafting in Ivanhoe discovered Hill's body yesterday afternoon.
Wythe County Sheriff's officials believe Hill's death was an accidental drowning.
But an autopsy will be done tomorrow.
Hill is believed to have been in the water for as long as two days before he was discovered.
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Beer-truck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Accident


BOTH north-bound lanes of 220 were blocked for a while in Franklin County this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


Highway department workers weren't taking it lightly.
A beer truck had over- turned just below the intersection of route 618 in the Fork Mountain area.
V-DOT channeled and diverted traffic around the wreck, predicting it would take hours to clean up the mess.
There were no injuries.
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Parking-Garage


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Construction of central Virginia's new regional jail can finally get underway, now that Lynchburg has added a new downtown parking garage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


City officials helped open the 375- space parking deck on Clay Street this morning.
Council had required the new deck be built before jail construction wiped out another nearby parking lot.
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SOT 10:07:15
IN Q=I believe that

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I BELIEVE THAT THIS PARKING DECK, THE RENOVATION OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING WHICH IS BEHIND YOU, THE COURTS AS WELL AS THE WORK COMPLETED AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S NEW WEST BUILDING ARE CLEAR INDICATIONS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=to this neighborhood.
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VO-NAT


The new parking deck cost three million dollars and took about a year to build.
Construction on the regional jail should get underway sometime next month.
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Willey


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Last week, we told you about a Richmond area woman who's been subpoenaed to testify in Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
Now Newsweek magazine's filling in the details.
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VO-NAT


Newsweek's reporting that Kathleen Willey -- seen here last year in a flight attendant training class -- had an encounter with the President while working at the White House in 1993.
Newsweek's source is former White House co-worker Linda Tripp.
Tripp says Willey told her she was kissed and fondled by the President in a private office.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Lawsuit


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 has spoken publicly through her Richmond attorney only to say she's outraged and will fight the subpoena.

Debates


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer are in a dead heat in the polls.
But according to the same pollsters -- Republican Gilmore's campaign promises are more popular by a long shot.
So what's Don Beyer to do?
SS=Don Beyer


The Democrat's challenging his opponent to five more public debates between now and election day.
The pair squared off last month at the Greenbrier resort, and have another debate scheduled in October on Doug Wilder's radio show.
The Gilmore campaign says it's NOT opposed to more debates -- but called Beyer's declaration "gimmickry."
A spokesman says both campaigns have received over 30 invitations to debate.

Crenshaw's


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Crenshaw


The Crenshaws store at Valley View Mall is going to close.
This time, the company says it's for good.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The appliance and electronics store starts a going-out-of-business sale Thursday.
Crenshaws only recently re-opened, after reclaiming merchandise that had been repossessed by a creditor.
The company says it plans to sell out to the bare walls, even if that means taking a loss.
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Talent=Keith
SS=Crenshaw


Crenshaws continues to blame its poor sales on "adverse publicity" over its policy on Holdren's service contracts.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market made some gains today, after spending most of the session mixed. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Fly-Fishing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=None


Camping and fishing. Ordinary Summer time activities. But for children with disabilities, such hobbies may seem out of reach.
Camp Easter Seal opens the door to these experiences. Today campers walked through it... to try fly fishing.
Denise Allen has more.
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((As the line whipped through the air, a fly danced on the water and a fish grabbed at the bait.
Here in the hills of Craig County children at Camp Easter Seal tried their hand at fly fishing.
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SOT 10:41:51
IN Q=THE MAN SHOWED

((CHRISTINA JACOBS/CAMPER: THE MAN SHOWED ME HOW TO FISH AND I PRACTICED AND I PRACTICED BUT I LOST THE FISH.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=LOST THE FISH


Christina forgot the one that got away later in the day when she came up with the biggest catch of the morning.
All of the children got lucky and caught fish.
For some it was a first.
And that's what Camp Easter Seal strives to provide--new experiences.
Campers with disabilities ranging the hearing and sight impaired to autism and the physically challenged come to the facility for recreation.
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((YOU WANT ME TO HOLD THE ROD. GO LET HIM GO. BE CAREFUL.))
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Orvis supplied the equipment and the instructor.
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SOT 10:55:37
IN Q=AND PRETTY MUCH

((JOHN COMEY/ORVIS: AND PRETTY MUCH TRY TO TEACH OUR TRADE AND THE MORE FLY FISHERMEN THE BETTER FOR US AND IT'S ALSO A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE AFTERNOON AND HAVE SOME FUN TRYING TO CATCH THESE LITTLE RASCALS.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=THESE LITTLE RASCALS


But it's the campers who provide inspiration.
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((GOOD JOB.))
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((SEE THAT SMILE. IT'S PRICELESS.))
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Denise Allen News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, Barry Switzer is arrested for carrying a loaded gun at the airport, he will explain.
Rick Mast has a new crew chief,
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and high school football practice opens across the area for many public high schools.
We'll check in with the defending state champs from Salem right after this.
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S-Salem


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-10
GRAPHIC=FFE


High school football practice kicked off all across the commonwealth today.
One team to watch this preseason is Salem. Steve Mason has more on how the Spartans intend to deal with the pressure and privilege of defending a state title.
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S-Gretna


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


Practice is just underway, but already one player hoping to make an impact on Friday Football Extra this season has committed to play his college football at Virginia Tech.
Gretna's Lamar Cobb, a hard hitting safety, picked the Hokies over Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina and Northwestern..
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S-Switzer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


The Dallas Cowboys have had more than their share of off-the field problems in the past few years.
So, you can understand why coach Barry Switzer vowed to put an end to them.
But, Instead he has become a part of them.
This morning he was arrested at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International airport for carrying a loaded .38 calibre pistol in his carry-on bag.
Switzer says he hid the gun in the bag this past weekend when nine relatives, including three young children stayed overnight at his house.
He says he forgot the gun was in the bag, until he saw the men in blue.
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((BARRY SWITZER/COWBOYS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Cowboys Head Coach; :00
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He could face 2 to 10 years in jail and a $10 thousand dollar fine, but those penalties are unlikely.

S-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL


The NFL takes its preseason act South of the Border tonight for the American Bowl.
Denver and Miami are showcasing Elway and Marino in tonight's exhibition game that is expected to attract more than 100 thousand fans.
The first American Bowl game this preseason in Dublin, was a flop as far as attendance is concerned.

S-Mast


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Rick Mast


Some more changes are in store for Rick Mast's Winston Cup racing venture this season with Butch Mock Motorsports.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00


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.
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S-Bruins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=NHL


In the NHL today, center Joe Thornton the top pick in this past June's draft has come to contract terms with the Boston Bruins.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-June; :00


Thornton who just turned 18 years old is expected to sign a three year deal with Boston later this week.
His nickname is "Big Bird." He stands 6-4 and weighs 200 pounds, and already is being compared to Wayne Gretsky.
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S-Pitt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST FOOTBALL


The Virginia Tech Freshmen will get their first taste of Big East football when they report to campus tomorrow.
But the folks at the University of Pittsburgh are looking for more than new tastes.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA; :00


After several horrendous seasons in a row, the Panthers unveiled new uniforms today in an attempt to jump start their football program.
The school also says it no longer wants to be known by the nickname of "Pitt".
The athletic program also reworked the volleyball team's duds, but it doesn't look like they spent much time on those.
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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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That's News 7 at Six.
Coming up later tonight, as mayor he spends time trying to convince businesses to locate to Lexington--but Buddy Derrick is closing down his own shop.
After 40 years the Lexington Motor Company is going out of business--that city's last car dealership.
We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight (Keith ad lib byes) on News 7 at 11--Keith?