06:00-01

NATIONAL-UPS

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


Nearly 200-thousand teamsters are on strike this morning crippling the nation's largest package delivery operation, United Parcel Service.
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VO-NAT


The walk-out will interrupt U-P-S deliveries for hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country.
After talks between the Teamsters Union and U-P-S broke down late last night in Washington, the federal appointed mediator John Calhoun Wells was not sounding optimistic.
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4:43:23
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VO-NAT


The teamsters are asking for better pay and an end to subcontracting.
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1-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=UPS


UPS workers all over have taken to the picket line and Roanoke is no exception.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave


Tonya Flory joins us from the Roanoke distribution center.
What's the scene there this morning?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=@tonya1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Union Representative;


Take b-roll after interviewee
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;



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Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave




E-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=none


Whether or not the Valley Metro buses are running this morning is still NOT certain.
Drivers voted on the company's latest contract proposal, but they've given NO indication as to the outcome.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees of the Roanoke Valley's public transportation system voted yesterday during an afternoon meeting.
Company and union officials agreed to keep the points of the contract confidential.
A joint statement is expected to be released some time today.
The drivers have been working on an extended contract for nearly four weeks while the two sides negotiated.
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world-trade


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The alleged mastermind of the 19-93 World Trade Center bombing goes on trial today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Opening statements are scheduled in the case of Ramzi Yousef (RAHM'-zee YOO'-sef).
First, though, the judge will ask jurors if they've been prejudiced by news of an alleged plot to bomb the New York City subway.
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L'burg-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=none


Some quick police work helped Lynchburg authorities catch two men suspected of robbing a convenience store last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Around 7:15, the clerk at the Big Horn Market on Leesville Road called 9-1-1 to report she'd been assaulted, then robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.
The clerk was able to give police a description of the suspects' car and a partial license number.
Investigator Danny Viar happened to be in the area when he heard the call, and spotted the car leaving the scene.
Police later stopped it on Kenyon Street and took two of the occupants into custody.
26- year- old Bobby Lee Brown and 21- year- old Larry Russell Ware have both been charged with robbery.
Police say they recovered some of the money taken in the robbery.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave


SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Jeff Johnson/Head Coach;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



2-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=UPS


The nation's largest ground delivery service is on strike.
One issue United Parcel service union workers say has them walking the picket lines is the demand for more full time jobs.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave


Tonya Flory is at the U-P-S building...Tonya how do things look this morning?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=@tonya1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue:say there will be no more full time jobs)
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SOT 12:11:53
IN Q=The last few years
SUPER=01-Sherri Turnbull/Part-Time UPS Worker; :22 SECOND PERSON
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=be here a while.


Safer working conditions and a better future for the part-time employees.
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


They are running six hour shifts and then as the day heats up they may reduce that to four hours shifts.
Strike pay is only a small portion of their regular paycheck so they are out there for the reason of bettering their jobs.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave




Central-Pickets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=UPS


Of the 185- thousand striking U-P-S workers across the country, about 110 are employed in Lynchburg's processing facility.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning;


About two dozen picketers hit the line outside the gates there just after midnight this morning.
Better benefits, job security and a secure pension plan are among their concerns.
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SOT 00:41:08
IN Q=The company

((TED SLAGLE/SHOP STEWARD: THE COMPANY SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER FEELS THAT THEY NEED THIS TO OPERATE. UPS IS A WEALTHY COMPANY AND THEY JUST SHOW US THEY SEEM TO THINK THAT THEY NEED OUR PENSION PLAN AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DON'T WANT TO COME OFF OF. AND LIKE I SAID WE AREN'T GREEDY PEOPLE. WE MAKE A GOOD WAGE BUT WE WORK HARD.))
SUPER=01-Ted Slagle/Shop Steward; :00
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=we work hard.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg also is home to the J. Crew catalog company, which depends heavily on U-P-S for shipping its clothing products across the country.
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E-Wythe-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=97-54
GRAPHIC=Drowning


Wythe County authorities are working to determine the identity of a man found dead in the New River.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The body was discovered in Ivanhoe around two- thirty by some people rafting down the river.
No identification was found on the man-- who's believed to be from 45- to 55- years- old.
Sheriff Wayne Pike says it appears to be an accidental drowning.
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IN Q=At this

((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF:AT THIS POINT LOOKS LIKE THAT HE EITHER FELL OUT OF THE BOAT OR HE MAY HAVE EVEN BEEN STRICKEN BY SOME AILMENT AND FELL INTO THE WATER BUT DIDN'T APPEAR TO BE ANY VIOLENCE ON THE BODY OF COURSE WE'LL HAVE TO LET THE MEDICAL EXAMINER LOOK AT THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff; RUNS=:15
OUT Q=look at that.
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VO-NAT


The man has bright red hair and was wearing a man's designer ring on his right hand-- and what appears to be an "employee service" watch from a factory.
He was wearing swim trunks and a golf shirt.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Authorities believe the body was in the water for 24 to 48 hours.


Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


This morning we have more on the grandaddy of the "thrift newsletters".
Len Besthoff wraps up our "summer reading" list for consumers, in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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Last Monday we introduced you to the Tightwad Gazette.
There are so many tips, that we decided to bring you a second week of them, including...
Contact food manufacturers to buy their products in bulk.
Reduce your soda consumption by four cans a week and save 100- dollars- a- year.
Don't buy a baby changing table. Use a towel on a bed or bureau top.
The newsletter is no longer in publication, but nearly all of them have been compiled in three book editions.
If you can't find them in stores, you can buy them for 12- dollars each, including shipping and handling, by sending your order to: The Tightwad Gazette, P-O-Box 201-P, Leeds, Maine, 04263.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, lets send it back to the newsdesk. Nat Sot Summer reading gfx/music
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;


UNION-UPS


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WRITER=MEL
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Thousands of U-S businesses are waking up to a nightmare this morning.
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VO-NAT


Early this morning 185-thousand Teamsters went on strike against United Parcel Service, after last ditch talks in Washington failed to produce a contract agreement.
As the country's largest delivery service, Atlanta-based U-P-S handles 12 million parcels and documents a day.
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IN Q=It's about good jobs....
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters Union President;
SUPER=01-Dave Murray/UPS Chief Spokesperson; 12
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=if they like it or not...
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VO-NAT


Analysts say rival carriers won't be able to absorb the overflow.
The teamsters are asking for better pay and an end to subcontracting.
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3-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=UPS


Workers at Roanoke's UPS distribution center are among those on the picket line this morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave


Tonya Flory has been following the story this morning and she joins us from the distribution center.
How do things look this morning Tonya?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=@tonya1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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SUPER=01-Tim Ryan/Union Representative;


Take b-roll after interviewee
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;



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Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave




israel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Following last week's suicide bombings, extra soldiers and bomb squads have been deployed throughout Israel.
Jesse Schulman reports.
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SUPER=03-West Bank; :00
SUPER=04-Face the Nation; :44
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister; :51
SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting;1:29
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=CBS News, Tel Aviv.


Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=none


Valley Metro Buses are on the road this morning according to their office.
A secret vote on Valley Metro's latest contract proposal for its drivers left many commuters in an awkward position.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees of the Roanoke Valley's public transportation system voted yesterday during an afternoon meeting.
A joint statement is expected to be released some time today.
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4-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=UPS


Workers at United Parcel Service have packed up and taken to the picket line.
They say a demand for full-time jobs is one of the big reasons they're on strike against the giant delivery service.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave


Tonya Flory is at the U-P-S building...Tonya how do things look this morning?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=@tonya1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:say there will be no more full time jobs)
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SOT 12:11:53
IN Q=The last few years
SUPER=01-Sherri Turnbull/Part-Time UPS Worker; :22 SECOND PERSON
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=be here a while.


Safer working conditions and a better future for the part-time employees.
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


They are running six hour shifts and then as the day heats up they may reduce that to four hours shifts.
Strike pay is only a small portion of their regular paycheck so they are out there for the reason of bettering their jobs.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave




2-Central-Pickets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=UPS


Of the 185- thousand striking U-P-S workers across the country, about 110 are employed in Lynchburg's processing facility.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning;


About two dozen picketers hit the line outside the gates there just after midnight this morning.
Better benefits, job security and a secure pension plan are among their concerns.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:41:08
IN Q=The company

((TED SLAGLE/SHOP STEWARD: THE COMPANY SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER FEELS THAT THEY NEED THIS TO OPERATE. UPS IS A WEALTHY COMPANY AND THEY JUST SHOW US THEY SEEM TO THINK THAT THEY NEED OUR PENSION PLAN AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DON'T WANT TO COME OFF OF. AND LIKE I SAID WE AREN'T GREEDY PEOPLE. WE MAKE A GOOD WAGE BUT WE WORK HARD.))
SUPER=01-Ted Slagle/Shop Steward; :00
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=we work hard.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg also is home to the J. Crew catalog company, which depends heavily on U-P-S for shipping its clothing products across the country.
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2-E-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=none


Valley Metro says it buses are on the road this morning.
Bus drivers voted on the company's latest contract proposal, but neither side had been releasing the outcome.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees of the Roanoke Valley's public transportation system voted yesterday during an afternoon meeting.
Company and union officials agreed to keep the points of the contract confidential.
A joint statement is expected to be released some time today.
The drivers have been working on an extended contract for nearly four weeks while the two sides negotiated.
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2-E-Wythe-Body


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=97-54
GRAPHIC=Drowning


Wythe County authorities are working to identity a man found dead in the New River.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The body was discovered in Ivanhoe around two- thirty by some people rafting down the river.
No identification was found on the man-- who's believed to be between 45- to 55- years- old.
Sheriff Wayne Pike says it appears to be an accidental drowning.
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SOT
IN Q=At this

((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF:AT THIS POINT LOOKS LIKE THAT HE EITHER FELL OUT OF THE BOAT OR HE MAY HAVE EVEN BEEN STRICKEN BY SOME AILMENT AND FELL INTO THE WATER BUT DIDN'T APPEAR TO BE ANY VIOLENCE ON THE BODY OF COURSE WE'LL HAVE TO LET THE MEDICAL EXAMINER LOOK AT THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff; RUNS=:15
OUT Q=look at that.
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VO-NAT


The man has bright red hair and was wearing a man's designer ring on his right hand-- and what appears to be an "employee service" watch from a factory.
He was wearing swim trunks and a golf shirt.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Authorities believe the body was in the water for 24 to 48 hours.


4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In sports,
Houston rallied with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a single point win over the New York Mets.
For all of yesterday's scores from the diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
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SUPER=0093-j/Salem/2//Winston-Salem/0////Durham/6/j/Lynchburg/8///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Boston/2/j/Kansas City/5////Minnesota/5/j/New York/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/7//Oakland/5////Toronto/2/j/Detroit/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/6//Milwaukee/5////Cleveland/7/j/Texas/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Francisco/8//Cincinnati/3//10

Innings//Colorado/4/j/Pittsburgh/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/1/j/Philadelphia/10////New York/2/j/Houston/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Los Angeles/3/j/Chicago/4//12 Innings//Atlanta/4/j/Florida/8///;
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=....last score."

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