You may see a few of the familiar brown U-P-S trucks making deliveries
today, but it will be managers at the wheel.
Teamsters are in the second day of a strike against U-P-S.
There's been some trouble reported on some picket lines.
Authorities say five people were arrested Massachusetts this morning after
clashes between strikers and
No talks news are scheduled and President Clinton says he won't step in to
end the strike.
The country is just beginning to feel the effects of the strike.
Here in the Commonwealth six-thousand U-P-S employees are walking the picket
Thousands of packages are grounded and customers are scrambling to find
other ways to ship.
Eric Earnhart has more.
IN Q=On the picket lines
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :04 quick
SUPER=01-Ron Cundiff/Snap-on Tools; :21
SUPER=01-John Keith/J. Crew; :35
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke
(( 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.
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
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.
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.))
OUT Q=no way to track it
Many people turned to the U.S. Post office, which limited customers to 4
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.
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. ))
OUT Q=got to run
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
A historic day in the nation's capital.
G-0-P and Democrat congressional leaders were at the White House today to
watch President Clinton sign into law a bill that will balance the nation's
budget for the first time in three decades.
The legislation also provides for Americans' biggest tax break since 19-81.
IN Q="Together we can work
OUT Q=work for it."
The tax and spending measures culminate two and a-half years of
Following a one day delay, opening statements are set to get underway at
this hour in the World Trade Center bombing trial.
Ramzi Yousef, who's accused of being the mastermind of the 19-93 bombing, is
on trial along with one co-defendant.
A New York judge is warning jurors to ignore media reports
linking the defendants in the bombing to a recent alleged plot to blow up New
An early morning fire has left a Virginia Tech Fraternity without a home.
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.
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
OUT Q=spread rapidly.
Fire officials are still working to determine a cause-- damage is estimated
at 90- thousand dollars.
Although only two people were living in the house-- others apparently left
their belongings there for the summer.
Two days after being attacked in his home a Lynchburg man Sunday is still in
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.
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
OUT Q=and his sheds.
Wingfield says two rooms in the house were in dis-array, indicating a
struggle may have occurred.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a powerful new weapon in the
battle against Parkinson's Disease.
It's a pacemaker- like brain implant that sends little electric shocks to the
part of the brain controlling movement.
The small pulses of electricity help control tremors associated with the
The 25 thousand dollar procedure has been effective in more than half of the
patients it's been implanted in.
Two Russian cosmonauts have blasted off on a mission to repair the crippled
Mir Space station.
OUT Q=(nats of takeoff)
The Russian space ship is expected to dock with Mir on Thursday.
The launch comes just as more trouble is reported aboard Mir.
Earlier today Russian officials announced that two oxygen generators had
However the three man crew aboard mir is not in any danger.
It's just the latest in a string of problems on the eleven- year- old
The new crew's task will be to fix
If you want to travel abroad and don't want to spend a bundle, stay away
Eight Asian cities, including Tokyo and Hong Kong, are among the top ten
priciest cities to visit.
The survey by Corporate Resources Group compares the costs of more than 200
factors important to foreigners living abroad--- including housing,
transportation, food, clothing and entertainment.
And the most expensive U-S city --New York, it ranked 31st.
It's the end of the road for one Lexington tradition as corporate downsizing
is closing Lexington Motor Sales.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
IN Q=So these
SUPER=01-Buddy Derrick/Lexington Motor Sales Owner; :21
SUPER=01-Gene Cox/Sales Manager; :50
OUT Q=News 7 Rockbridge County
((REPORTER: SO THESE WERE THE DAYS WHEN EVERYTHING WAS DOWNTOWN?
BUDDY DERRICK: OH, YEAH!
Buddy Derrick was 25 years old when he started selling Cadillacs-- that's when
his company was right on main street. And this is the last new car his
company will sell.
As of August first, the company is no longer a General Motors dealer.
((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER:NOW I HAVE BEEN THE LAST DEALER STILL IN THE CORPORATE
LIMITS OF THE CITY, AND NOW THAT I'M GOING THERE WILL NOT BE A DEALER STILL IN
The three major AMerican car manufacturers are all consolidating their
dealerships-- in an effort to cut costs.
((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER: IN SMALL COMMUNITIES MUCH LIKE LEXINGTON AND MANY
OTHER, THEIR PLAN IS TO CONSOLIDATE-- ELIMINATE AS MANY DEALERS AS THEY CAN))
((GENE COX/SALES MANAGER: I FEEL LIKE IT'S A LOSS. I HOPE THAT WHAT I'M
ANTICIPATING DOES NOT HAPPEN. THAT'S I'D LIKE TO SEE LOCAL PEOPLE RUN THE
LOCAL DEALERSHIPS. AND I'M AFRAID IN YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT.))
Buddy Derrick has more invested in Lexington than a just a car dealership--
he's the city's mayor.
That makes the decision to close up shop even more difficult, as he knows
the city will lose a major source of tax revenue.
((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER: AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIPS ARE HIGH DOLLAR VOLUME, WE MAY
BE LOW MARGIN, BUT WE ARE HIGH DOLLAR VOLUME, AND WE PAY A LOT OF TAXES. YEAH,
I HATE TO SEE THE CITY LOSE THE TAXABLE INCOME.))
((FOLKS WHO BOUGHT THEIR CARS FROM LEXINGTON MOTOR SALES WILL NOW HAVE TO FIND
A NEW PLACE TO GET THEIR CARS SERVICED. THEY'LL HEAD TO THIS CHEVROLET
DEALERSHIP, JUST DOWN THE STREET, AND IN THE COUNTY. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7
A company that came to Henry County a little more than a year ago is already
America Fiber Industries says it will invest an additional two and a half
million dollars into its southside Virginia plant, which makes pillows and
Right now American Fiber has 260 employees here. It expects to increase
employment in Henry County to more than 500 workers during the next year and a
The California based company says another big expansion could come in the
near future because of the growth it is experiencing.
Washington talk is focusing on the daughter-in-law of a late Virginia state
Last week, Kathleen Willey was subpoenaed to testify in Paula Jones' sexual
harassment suit against President Clinton.
Yesterday, Newsweek magazine's reported that Kathleen Willey -- seen here in
a flight attendant training class last year -- had a private encounter with the
President while working at the White House in 19-93.
Newsweek quotes a former White House co-worker Linda Tripp.
Tripp says Willey told her she was kissed and fondled by the President in a
Willey is keeping a low profile.
Her Richmond attorney says she's outraged and will fight the subpoena.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer are neck and neck 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?
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.
Camp Easter Seals is opening new doors to children with disabilities.
Fly fishing was the catch of the day yesterday.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=The line whipped through the
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00
SUPER=39-Christina Jacobs/Camper; :11
SUPER=01-John Comey/Orvis; :55
OUT Q=News 7
((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.
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.))
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.
SOT nat sot
((YOU WANT ME TO HOLD THE ROD. GO LET HIM GO. BE CAREFUL.))
Orvis supplied the equipment and the instructor.
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.))
OUT Q=THESE LITTLE RASCALS
But it's the campers who provide inspiration.
IN Q=SEE THAT SMILE
((SEE THAT SMILE. IT'S PRICELESS.))
Denise Allen News 7.))
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal
More places to park in Lynchburg may mean a new regional jail.
City officials helped open the 375- space parking deck on Clay Street
Council had required the new deck be built before jail construction wiped
out another nearby parking lot.
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
OUT Q=to this neighborhood.
The new parking deck cost three million dollars and took about a year to
Construction on the regional jail should get underway sometime next month.
Suds covered BOTH north-bound lanes of 2-20 in Franklin County for part of
Highway department workers weren't taking it lightly.
A beer truck had over- turned just below the intersection of route 6-18 in
the Fork Mountain area.
V-DOT channeled and diverted traffic around the wreck, predicting it would
take hours to clean up the mess.
No one was injured.
wipe wipe wipe
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;
In Utah ,a police chase took an unexpected, wet turn.
The officers were involved in a car chase that took them through a backyard
The deputy did NOT see the eight by 14 foot pool until it was too late.
The driver was very apologetic to the home owners.
His colleagues now call him "Aquaman."
SUPER=330-Clear & Cool/Light NW Winds/50-55/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/72-76;
SUPER=331-Clear/Skies/55-60/Mostly Sunny/Light N Winds/72-76;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Diminishing Winds/48-52/Sunny/Skies/72-76;
SUPER=333-Clear & Chilly/Light Winds/45-50/Mostly Sunny/& Mild/70-75;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Near Record Lows/45-50/Mostly/Sunny/70-74;
They opened again, but now Crenshaw's store at Valley View Mall will close
its doors for good.
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
Crenshaw's continues to blame its poor sales on "adverse publicity" over its
policy on Holdren's service contracts.
It wasn't yesterday's rain that melted the Salem Avalanche -- it was the
SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00
In the first, Jerry Whitaker lifts a little single into left field, and it's
enough to drive in Mark Johnson to make it 2-to-nothing.
Still in the top of the first, Bryan Manning gets the base hit to center on
the little bloop single.
Carlos Lee slides in safely, as Ben Petrick is late in blocking the plate.
The Warthogs were on top 7-to-nothing before the Avalanche scored in the
Kyle Houser bounces one in the front of the plate to third.
David Feuerstein (FOYER-steen) scores on the fielder's choice but Salem
The United States suffered its first
loss of the world under-23 basketball championships today.
The defending champs fell to Puerto Rico 74 to 69.
Puerto Rico is the only
unbeaten team left in the 12-nation tournament.
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GRAPHIC=News 7 sports
Football season is almost upon us. Many schools have already started
Steve Mason checks in with the defending state champs from Salem.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Division Four State Championship; :00
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :10
SUPER=01-John Hancock/Salem Wide Receiver; :35
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
TAPE#net (edit of 06:18:09)
Pick a song, any song, but just don't ask for it on C-D.
SUPER=03-Mira Mesa, CA;
Mike Zuccaro owns 35 jukeboxes, which he keeps in every room of his
Each has its own style -- there's one with tail lights that's modeled after
a late 50's Cadillac.
Some of the jukeboxes play 45's while others play the full size 78's.
Mike still has room for more jukeboxes, he's just not sure how he'll pay
those electric bills.