12:00-01

NAT-STRIKE

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


Hundreds of thousands of businesses are scrambling today to find ways to get their packages delivered.
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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.
U-P-S handles about 80 percent of all package shipments, some 12 million 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


Strike issues include pay, pensions, subcontracting and part- time work.
SUPER=03-Ontario, CA;

7:21:31
In California the strike prompted some unrest.
U-P-S says it's going to try to make as many deliveries as it can, using managers and non-union workers.
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UPS-Strike


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


The Brown trucks are not rolling today in Roanoke.
About 600 U-P-S union workers are picketing at the NorthWest Hub.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave


Tonya Flory is live at the UPS facility...Tonya has anyone crossed the picket lines?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=@tonya1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue:the teamsters say they are not folding until their demands are met)
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SOT 7:33:19
IN Q=Yes mam, 24 hours
SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Union Steward;:00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;:07
SUPER=01-John Wright/Part Time Sorter;:15
SUPER=01-Mike Waddell/Full Time Union Driver; :34
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=handle all of it.
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SOT 7:33:19
IN Q=yes mam

((STEVE SMITH:YES MAM, 24 HOURS A DAY, WE'RE HERE FOR THE DURATION))
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OUT Q=duration

and while union employees march with their signs outside the delivery giants facility...UPS is trying to move some of the shipments through management and non-union employees.
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SOT 7:36:19
IN Q=They're just

((John Wright:THEY'RE JUST...ROAD TODAY))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=road today

Until negotiations are back on...management will have to wear the brown uniforms...union members say they'll stay on the picket lines as long as they have to.
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SOT 7:28:07
IN Q=Ever how long

((MIKE WADDELL/FULL TIME UNION DRIVER:HOW EVER LONG THEY WANT TO BE STUBBORN...YOU GOT A COMPANY THAT MAKES ONE-POINT TWO BILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT, WHERE DID IT ALL GO.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it all go.

Businesses and individuals say the alternative shippers are not equipped to handle the volume UPS does.
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SOT 7:36:55
IN Q=I'm self employed

((JOHN WRIGHT: ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=handle all of it.))



Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(ad lib)People can come down and pick up their packages at UPS.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tonya/Microwave

We'll have more on the UPS strike and how Federal Express, the Post Office and other carriers are handling the increase in workload....

Central-Pickets


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


Workers at Lynchburg's U-P-S processing facility were among those who lay down their packages and took to the picket line this morning.
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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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Valley-Metro


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


Valley Metro Buses are on the road today, but maybe not for long.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Union Membership rejected the Company's contract offer yesterday.
Both parties have agreed to continue negotiations over the next several weeks.
Valley Metro says its employees will continue working on a day to day basis until further notice.
But the situation is putting many commuters in an awkward situation...not knowing whether or not they will have transportation.
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Wythe-Body


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


Wythe County authorities have identified a man found dead yesterday in the New River.
Sheriff's deputies had a tough time identifying the man because he wasn't carrying any I-D.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Yesterday;


But a nurse at the hospital recognized him.
Authorities say he's 46- year- old Dallas Barry Hill of Carroll County.
The body was discovered in Ivanhoe by some people rafting down the river.
Sheriff Wayne Pike says his death 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


Authorities believe Hill had been in the water 24 to 48 hours.
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Israel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


Tensions remain high in the West Bank, where Israeli soldiers arrested 29 more Palestinians today in an early morning sweep.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Bank;

ISRAEL PKG
Since last week's double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, Israeli troops have arrested 145 Palestinians.
Israel has also tightened security in major cities fearing there could be more attacks.
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FROM ISRAEL PKG 18:40:14
IN Q=

((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU:WE EXPECT THE PALESTINE AUTHORITY TO DO WHAT HE HASN'T DONE SO FAR AND THAT'S TAKE AN ALL OUT EFFORT SWEEP TO ROUND UP THE TERRORISTS, THEIR LEADERS. ))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=THEIR LEADERS.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Bank/Yesterday;


A drive-by shooting yesterday in the West Bank isn't making things easier.
Israeli extremists are suspected in the fatal shooting of a Palestinian.
U-S envoy Dennis Ross is expected to fly to Israel later this week.
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Calment-obit


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


The woman believed to be the world's oldest person has died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arles, France/February 21;


Jeanne Calment (zhahn kal-MAWN') died today in France, at the age of 122.
Even though she was blind, nearly deaf and wheelchair bound, Calment maintained her spirit and was mentally sharp.
Last year she recorded a C-D featuring her reminiscing to rap music.
She had no family left.. outliving her husband, her daughter and grandson.
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YOUSEF


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The man accused of masterminding the World Trade Center bombing goes on trial today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Thirty- year- old Ramzi Yousef (RAHM'-zee YOO'-sef) is accused of driving a van- load of explosives into the parking garage in the basement of the Trade Center February 26, 19-93.
The explosion killed six, and injured more than a thousand.
Yousef was captured two years later in Pakistan.
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AUSTRALIA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Rescue workers trying to find eight people missing in a landslide in Australia are preparing for bad weather that could trigger more slides.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Thredbo, Australia;


Nineteen people were buried Wednesday when a landslide leveled two ski lodges.
Ten bodies have been recovered.
Family and friends of the victims held a memorial service this morning at a nearby chapel.
Hopes that some of the missing would be found alive were raised over the weekend when a ski instructor was rescued after being buried for two and a-half days.
From his hospital bed he thanked his rescuers.
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IN Q=

cbs this morning-7:50:18 ((STUART DIVER/LANDSLIDE SURVIVOR: TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PRAYED FOR ME AND GIVEN ME SO MUCH SUPPORT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, IT'S BEEN OVERWHELMING DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE MADE IT THROUGH WITHOUT THE INVOLVEMENT OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Stuart Diver/Survivor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=all those people.
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VO-NAT


Diver's wife Sally is among the missing.
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L'burg-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-55
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;


Shortly after seven 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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E-Bike-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=abr
TAPE#=97-50
GRAPHIC=Accident


Lifeguard ten was called to the scene of a dirt bike accident in Salem yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Walter Thomas Beckner and his neighbor Garnett Christopher Meyers were riding dirtbikes.
The men were rounding the house from opposite sides and collided head on.
Beckner is now at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Meyers was not hurt.
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E-Nelson-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Rescue workers used the jaws of life in an effort to save people caught in a burning car along route 1-51 in Nelson County.
But, it was too late.
Flames engulfed the car burning at least two passengers caught in the vehicle beyond recognition.
The accident happened yesterday morning when the car veered off the road near the Amherst/Nelson County line.
No word yet on the cause.

E-Gray


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Police took a 700 pounds fugitive into custody Saturday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;

video on 97-49
Kenny Ray Gray was scheduled to face cocaine and gun charges in Roanoke federal court on Wednesday, but never showed up.
Police issued a warrant for his arrest and the search ended when Gray contacted the U.S. Marshall's office.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Officers arrested 31- year- old Gray at his double wide mobile home in Bassett.
He was then transported to the Roanoke City Jail.

E-Birthday-Celebration


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-39
GRAPHIC=none


It was cake and candle time for the man believed to be the oldest surviving member of the 82nd airborne division...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday Haden Via celebrated his one-hundred first birthday, complete with food, presents and balloons... courtesy of the staff at the Snyder Nursing Home in Salem where he's lives.
When asked what advice he would give someone wanting to live to the ripe old age of one hundred one, he replied that he lives for the Lord and the Lord takes care of him.
Members of the current 82nd division came out to honor the veteran and said they would see each other again next year.
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E-Dog-Show


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-51
GRAPHIC=none


Some say it's a dog eat dog world on the kennel show circuit.
But the circuit came to the Salem Civic Center for the all-breed dog show and obedience trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


This was not the time for a bad hair day, because once you're in the show ring the judge takes everything into consideration.
So these prime examples of man's best friends are washed, blow-dried, clipped and snipped before facing the judge.
Beauty is not a factor during the obedience trials.
In this ring dogs are judged on their willingness to serve their masters.
The animal and handler are judged on the skills exhibited during specific exercises such as heeling, fetching and overcoming obstacles.
Dogs performing these exercises with great enthusiasm score highly.
More than 12-hundred dogs representing about 130 breeds participated in the event.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

E-Pony-Champs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-52
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


In Lexington, competition pitted horse and rider against each other.
Five thousands people from 29 different states descended upon the Virginia Horse Center for The United States Pony Club Championships.
The Pony Club name refers to the age of the rider not the size of the animal.
The organization encourages children to participate in mounted sports at a very young age.
This weekend participants competed in show jumping, cross country riding and games.
The Pony Club has more than 11-thousand members nation-wide.
This weekend's national championship will be broadcasted on Home Team Sports September seventh.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-84/59/SW 10/29.92F/98/1955/51/1976;
SUPER=301-85/55/W 6/29.91F/100/1930/54/1976;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/with Showers/62-66/Partly Sunny/& Cooler/75-79;
SUPER=331-Chance of Showers/Wind NW 5-10/62-66/Partly Sunny/& Breezy/75-80;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Showers Possible/62-66/Variable/Cloudiness/72-76;
SUPER=333-Variably Cloudy/Scattered Showers/60-64/Partly Sunny/& Cooler/72-76;
SUPER=334-Chance of Showers/& Storms/58-62/Mostly Cloudy/Less Humid/70-75;
SUPER=X5001;


Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Reading and saving money can go hand and hand.
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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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche improved its record last night shutting out Winston- Salem 2 to nothing to remain 2 and a half games behind Kinston in the second half Pennant race.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Warthogs;


Salem scored in the first and fourth innings and on this play Forry Wells hits a shot over the centerfielder's head for a stand up double, just one of several Avalanche hits.
The Avalanche had the defense going SUPER=37-Salem/2/Winston-Salem/0/;

too with this 6-4-3 double play late in the game and the Avalanche holds on for the 2 to nothing win over Winston- Salem.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=PGA tour


Phil Mickelson and Hale Irwin picked up wins on the P-G-A and the Seniors tour.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Castle Rock, CO/CBS Sports;


Mickelson cruised to victory yesterday in the Sprint International. He logged five birdies and a bogey in his final round for a score of 48 points.
SUPER=03-Concord, MA/ESPN; :


In Massachusetts, Irwin shot a final round 5 under par 67 to win the Bank Boston Classic.
He finished at 203, 13 under par.
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IVERSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


Last season's N-B-A Rookie of the Year faces an August 12th court date on a drug charge.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :


Allen Iverson was arrested yesterday along with two other men after their car was stopped for speeding near Richmond.
Police found marijuana and a handgun in the car.
Iverson was charged with marijuana possession and firearms charges.
If convicted Iverson faces up to a year in jail and a 25-hundred dollar fine.
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Carolina


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


Football season is right around the corner, and yesterday the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars gave fans a preview in an N-F-L exhibition game.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/NBC Sports;


Jacksonville featured running back Natrone Means in the first quarter. He rushed for 22 yards moving the ball to the Carolina one yard line.
One play later Means takes the handoff from Scott Brunell and dives over the top for the score, to make it 7 to nothing Jaguars.
The Jaguars added another running SUPER=30-Jacksonville/23/Carolina/9/;

touchdown in the first half with James Stewart taking the handoff and diving over from the three to make it 14 to nothing--Jacksonville wins it 23 to 9.
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queen-mother-97


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


Rumors of extramarital affairs and Divorces may have tarnished the images of many of the British royals, but the mother of Queen Elizabeth remains as popular as ever.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;

10:20:52
Some one-thousand well-wishers gathered outside her London home today to help her celebrate her 97th birthday.
They brought bouquets, presents and an outpouring of affection.
The Queen Mum, as she's known, even took time to visit with the crowd. (----------------)