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7STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The strike against UPS enters day two.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


So far, neither side is budging.
Nearly 200-thousand union workers walked off the job yesterday voicing concerns over pay, pensions and the use of part-time workers.
Many small business owners are looking for other ways to ship their goods.
U-P-S' rival carriers and the Postal Service have been inundated by the extra volume.
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75-J-Crew


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The walkout affects delivery of nearly 300-thousand U-P-S packages in Virginia each day.
U-P-S has about 61-hundred employees in the state, and most are union members.
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Despite the strike, it's business as usual for a central Virginia mail order company, thanks to a little advance planning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape


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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SOT 13:35:13
IN Q=About ten days

((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.))
SUPER=01-John Keith/Human Resources Director; :00
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OUT Q=business for us.
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VO-NAT


Keith says customers should not notice a difference in the delivery of their orders.
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7Frat-House


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


An early morning fire leaves at Virginia Tech Fraternity homeless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning;


The Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Main Street was already engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived.
Two people were apparently living in the house.
But neither was at home.
Police say the fire was reported by someone at a nearby pay phone.
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11:28:44
SOT
IN Q=What they

((LT. BRUCE BRADBURY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:WHAT THEY HAD SEEN WAS A SMALL FIRE THROUGH THE WINDOW ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE NEAR THE BANK AND APPARENTLY RIGHT AFTER THEY MADE THE CALL THE FIRE BEGAN TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbury/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=spread rapidly.
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VO-NAT


Police say the first and second floors are a complete loss.
Although only two people were living in the house-- others apparently left their belongings there for the summer.
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7E-L'burg-Attack


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=NONE


He should have been safe in his own home, but instead an elderly Lynchburg man was the victim a brutal attack.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Sunday Night;


Sunday, the wife of 75- year- old James R. Jones found him lying at the bottom of the basement stairs with severe injuries to his head.
Police say they recovered a weapon from the home which they believe was used to hit Jones.
They're looking at robbery as a possible motive.
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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
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=and his sheds.
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VO-NAT


Jones is hospitalized in critical condition.
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S-Debates


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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 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.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the forecast--
Partly sunny and pleasant today, with cooler highs in the upper 70s.
Clear overnight, with lows falling into the mid 50s.
And more sunny weather ahead tomorrow.
Highs again in the 70s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/6/97
Wednesday:

(Twins)
SUPER=130-5/Jacob & Jessica Givens/Covington;



SUPER=130-8/Katrina Thompson/Fairfield;



SUPER=130-51/Moises Martinez/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Matthew Blades/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-86/Warren "Red" Burnette/Bedford;



SUPER=130-1/Brittany Price/Radford;



SUPER=130-9/Morgan Caldwell/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-69/Betty Price/Salem;



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55E-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=NONE


Despite rejecting a new contract over the weekend Valley Metro workers remain on the job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The old contract expired June 30th.
And Valley Metro Employees are now working under an extended contract.
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SOT 03:49:42
IN Q=Basically everything

((DUANE MITCHELL/VALLEY METRO DRIVER: BASICALLY EVERYTHING LOOKED PRETTY GOOD EXCEPT FOR ONE STIPULATION.. AND THE REJECTED IT BECAUSE OF THAT ))
SUPER=01-Duane Mitchell/Valley Metro Driver;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it because of that
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VO-NAT


Valley Metro officials tell News-7 that employees are required to give 72 hours notice before striking.
So far there hasn't been any talk of a possible walk-out.
And that's relief to many commuters who rely 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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55E-Wythe-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wythe County authorities hope to have the results of an autopsy today on a man found dead Sunday in the New River.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Sunday;


The body of 46- year- old Dallas Barry Hill of Carroll County was discovered by some people rafting Sunday in Ivanhoe.
Wythe County Sheriff's officials believe Hill's death was an accidental drowning.
Authorities had a tough time identifying Hill because he was NOT carrying any I-D.
But a nurse at Wythe County Community Hospital recognized him.
Authorities believe Hill may have been in the water for as long as two days.
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55E-Crenshaw's


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Crenshaw's


Following complaints from customers and problems with creditors the Crenshaw's store at Valley View Mall is closing its doors for good.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The appliance and electronics store says it will start a going- out- of- business sale Thursday.
Crenshaw's only recently re-opened, after reclaiming merchandise that had been repossessed by a creditor.
The company says it plans to sell everything, even if that means taking a loss.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Crenshaw's


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

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time again to take a look at the Tuesday forecast--
Unusual weather for August with partly sunny skies and unseasonably cool temperatures.
Expect highs to reach only the upper 70s.
Clear tonight, with chilly lows in the mid 50s.
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8Walkout


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


Still slow going for parcel delivery as the Teamsters enter the second day of their strike against U-P-S.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


So far, neither side is budging.
Nearly 200-thousand union workers walked off the job yesterday voicing concerns over pay, pensions and the use of part-time workers.
The strike includes about 61-hundred Virginia employees, who deliver nearly 300-thousand packages each day in the Commonwealth.
Many small business owners are looking for other ways to ship their goods.
U-P-S' rival carriers and the Postal Service have been inundated by the extra volume.
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8Frat-House


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


An early morning fire destroyed a Virginia Tech fraternity house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning;


The Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Main Street was already engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived.
Two people were apparently living in the house.
But neither was at home.
Police say the fire was reported by someone at a nearby pay phone.
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11:28:44
SOT
IN Q=What they

((LT. BRUCE BRADBURY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:WHAT THEY HAD SEEN WAS A SMALL FIRE THROUGH THE WINDOW ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE NEAR THE BANK AND APPARENTLY RIGHT AFTER THEY MADE THE CALL THE FIRE BEGAN TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbury/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=spread rapidly.
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VO-NAT


Police say the first and second floors are a complete loss.
Although only two people were living in the house-- others apparently left their belongings there for the summer.
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8Attack


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 597-28)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg authorities believe robbery may have been the motive in the beating of an elderly man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Sunday Night


Police were called to the home on Sussex Street Sunday night after James R. Jones' wife came home and found him at the bottom of the basement stairs.
The 75- year- old suffered severe injuries to his head, and was taken to the hospital.
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SOT 10:31:11
IN Q=We're not real

((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 HOUSE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=within the house.
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VO-NAT


Wingfield says the living room and bedroom of the house were in dis-array, indicating there may have been a struggle.
Jones is hospitalized in critical condition.
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8E-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=NONE


It appears Valley Metro drivers are staying ON the road and OFF the picket line.
This after union members rejected a new contract Sunday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The old contract expired June 30th. And Valley Metro Employees are now working under an extended contract.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:49:42
IN Q=Basically everything

((DUANE MITCHELL/VALLEY METRO DRIVER: BASICALLY EVERYTHING LOOKED PRETTY GOOD EXCEPT FOR ONE STIPULATION.. AND THE REJECTED IT BECAUSE OF THAT ))
SUPER=01-Duane Mitchell/Valley Metro Driver;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it because of that
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VO-NAT


Valley Metro officials tell News-7 that employees are required to give 72 hours notice before striking.
So far there hasn't been any talk of a possible walk-out.
And that's relief to many commuters who rely on public transportation.
(/////SOT/////)
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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8E-Crenshaw's


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Crenshaw's


Crenshaw's has thrown in the towel--
It's closing the doors of its Valley View Mall store permanently.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The appliance and electronics store says it will start a going- out- of- business sale Thursday.
Crenshaw's only recently re-opened, after reclaiming merchandise that had been repossessed by a creditor.
The company says it plans to sell everything, even if that means taking a loss.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Crenshaw's


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

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's check out Tuesday's weather--
Partly sunny skies and very pleasant.
Highs in the upper 70s.
Clear overnight, with lows cooling off into the mid 50s.
Mostly sunny tomorrow, with highs again in the 70s.
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