Hundreds of thousands of businesses are scrambling today to find ways to get
their packages delivered.
Early this morning 185- thousand Teamsters went on strike against United
Parcel Service, after last ditch talks in Washington failed to produce a
U-P-S handles about 80 percent of all package shipments, some 12
million a day.
IN Q=It's about good jobs....
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters Union President;
SUPER=01-Dave Murray/UPS Chief Spokesperson; 12
OUT Q=if they like it or not...
Strike issues include pay, pensions, subcontracting and part- time work.
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.
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
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:the teamsters say they are not folding until their demands are met)
IN Q=Yes mam, 24 hours
SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Union Steward;:00
SUPER=01-John Wright/Part Time Sorter;:15
SUPER=01-Mike Waddell/Full Time Union Driver; :34
OUT Q=handle all of it.
IN Q=yes mam
((STEVE SMITH:YES MAM, 24 HOURS A DAY, WE'RE HERE FOR THE 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
IN Q=They're just
((John Wright:THEY'RE JUST...ROAD TODAY))
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
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.))
OUT Q=it all go.
Businesses and individuals say the alternative shippers are not equipped to
handle the volume UPS does.
IN Q=I'm self employed
((JOHN WRIGHT: ))
OUT Q=handle all of it.))
(ad lib)People can come down and pick up their packages at UPS.
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We'll have more on the UPS strike and how Federal Express, the Post Office and
other carriers are handling the increase in workload....
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.
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
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
OUT Q=we work hard.
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.
Valley Metro Buses are on the road today, but maybe not for long.
The Union Membership rejected the Company's contract offer yesterday.
Both parties have agreed to continue negotiations over the next several
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.
Wythe County authorities have identified a man found dead yesterday in the
Sheriff's deputies had a tough time identifying the man because he wasn't
carrying any I-D.
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.
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.
Authorities believe Hill had been in the water 24 to 48 hours.
Tensions remain high in the West Bank, where Israeli soldiers arrested 29
more Palestinians today in an early
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
FROM ISRAEL PKG 18:40:14
((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;
OUT Q=THEIR LEADERS.
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.
The woman believed to be the world's oldest person has died.
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.
The man accused of masterminding the World Trade Center bombing goes on
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.
Rescue workers trying to find eight people missing in a landslide in
Australia are preparing for bad weather
that could trigger more slides.
Nineteen people were buried Wednesday when a landslide leveled two ski
Ten bodies have been recovered.
Family and friends of the victims held a memorial service this morning at a
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
From his hospital bed he thanked his rescuers.
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
OUT Q=all those people.
Diver's wife Sally is among the missing.
Some quick police work helped Lynchburg authorities catch two men suspected
of robbing a convenience store last night.
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
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.
Lifeguard ten was called to the scene of a dirt bike accident in Salem
Walter Thomas Beckner and his neighbor Garnett Christopher Meyers were
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.
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.
Police took a 700 pounds fugitive into custody Saturday.
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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.
Officers arrested 31- year- old Gray at his double wide mobile home in
He was then transported to the Roanoke City Jail.
It was cake and candle time for the man believed to be the oldest surviving
member of the 82nd airborne division...
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.
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.
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
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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
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
The Pony Club has more than 11-thousand members nation-wide.
This weekend's national championship will be broadcasted on Home Team Sports
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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,
Contact food manufacturers to buy their products in bulk.
Reduce your soda consumption by four cans a week and save 100- dollars- a-
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.
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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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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.
Phil Mickelson and Hale Irwin picked up wins on the P-G-A and the Seniors
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
He finished at 203, 13 under par.
Last season's N-B-A Rookie of the Year faces an August 12th court date on a
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
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
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.
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.
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.