Next on News 7-
Day two of talks between UPS and the Teamsters-
Digging through the wreckage one day after a Miami plane crash-
And police now say someone torched a Tech fraternity house.
The latest forecast now includes some rain for the second half of the
weekend. We will check on that in a moment.
Tonight on Health Check--
IN Q=THERE ARE SOME
OUT Q=FIGHT DIABETES.
The President announces a new effort to beat the disease that effects
millions of Americans.
They're talking, but are they agreeing?
It's day two of negotiations between United Parcel Service and the Teamsters
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
No significant progress.
That's the word from Washington-
Where Teamsters and UPS representatives met.
The strike is in Day five- and it's getting tougher on workers manning the
((HAROLD YATES/UNION MEMBER: IT'S HARD ON ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY
ESPECIALLY SMALL BUSINESS IT'S HARD ON THE WORKERS BUT THE FACT REMAINS THEY'VE
GOT TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS OF THE 1990'S. ))
((CHERRI DUNFEE/UNION MEMBER: I'M HOLDING MY BREATH. I'VE VERY NERVOUS. I
MIGHT HAVE TO START OVER AND LOOK FOR ANOTHER JOB IF WE LOSE THIS.))
SUPER=01-Harold Yates/Union Member; 00
SUPER=01-Cherri Dunfee/Union Member; 11
OUT Q=IF WE LOSE THIS."
Here in Roanoke the latest UPS fight is over just how many picketers are
allowed in front of the company.
Local 1-71 of the Teamsters showed up in Roanoke Circuit Court.
It's fighting a U-P-S request to limit the union to four picketers outside
the company gates.
The judge turned down that restriction, but he did grant an injunction- It
orders picketers to stay out of the way of employees driving in and out of the
IN Q=Our position
((JIM GUYNN, JR./TEAMSTERS LOCAL 171 ATTY.: OUR POSITION IS THAT THEY'VE HYPED
UP SOME OF THEIR ALLEGATIONS, BUT AT THIS POINT, GIVEN THE COURT'S RULING,
WE'RE CONTENT TO LET THAT STAND.))
SUPER=01-Jim Guynn, Jr./Teamsters Local 171 Atty.;
OUT Q=that stand.
During the hearing this morning, U-P-S presented a video and sworn testimony
alleging that the picketers were slowing down vehicles at the gates, and
making racial slurs and threats to the drivers.
The union denies those allegations.
The U-P-S attorney will not comment.
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv.
Investigators are analyzing flight data recorders from
the Fine Air Cargo jet that crashed in Miami yesterday.
Three people died in the crash- a fourth is missing and presumed dead.
Police are also checking the possibility that two people on the ground who
have not returned home may also be victims.
Investigators say its a miracle the plane stopped short of nearby buildings.
((DAVID PAULSON/FIRE CHIEF METRO DADE CO.: ANOTHER ONE HUNDRED FEET IT WOULD'VE
BEEN INTO THE WAREHOUSE WHERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WORKED.))
((JIM HALL/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: WE WANT TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND
WHAT HAPPENED IF THERE ARE SAFETY CONCERNS MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AND PREVENT IT
FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/Nat'l Transportation Safety Bd.; 04
OUT Q=of people worked."
No word on what caused the crash, but speculation involves cargo.
The plane was carrying nearly 20 tons of denim-
It is believed the cargo may have suddenly shifted, throwing the plane off
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Another fiery scene near the Miami International Airport.
A tanker truck flipped over on the Dolphin Expressway- Its cargo burst into
There was no immediate word on the fate of the driver or any injuries to
others on the highway.
The airport closed one of its three runways because of the thick smoke-
Traffic was also backed up for miles.
Blacksburg police say arson was the cause of a fire at a Virginia Tech
The fire early Tuesday morning destroyed the Kappa Sigma house on Main
No one was home, there were no injuries.
Blacksburg police say the fire may also be related to other fires three days
In the first incident, an unoccupied vehicle was found burning a few blocks
And about the same time, someone found a large chair on fire in the basement
of an apartment house.
Fire and emergency crews feared a building collapse when they were called
to Hollins College late this morning.
But the incident did NOT produce any serious injuries or damage to the
Two men were working in a confined area in the basement of East Building,
installing cable for a computer network.
The men became hot in the poorly ventilated space.
One of them fainted, but emergency crews were relieved to find no building
collapse, and no one trapped inside.
IN Q=Any time you hear
((MIKE LEWIS/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF: ANY TIME YOU HEAR COLLAPSED BUILDING,
YOU START RUNNING ALL KINDS OF SCENARIOS THROUGH YOUR HEAD, TRYING TO PREPARE
FOR WHATEVER YOU MAY GET HERE. AND WHEN YOU GET HERE AND FIND IT'S LIKE THIS,
IT'S DEFINITELY A RELIEF.))
SUPER=01-Mike Lewis/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief;
OUT Q=definitely a relief.
One of the men was taken to the hospital. The second was treated for
hyperventilation, but officials say neither suffered any serious injuries.
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Roanoke Police are warning those who work downtown to watch their wallets,
even at work... That story when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
And a donation for the future D-Day Memorial... there's just a handful of
assault jackets left, and one will be on display in Bedford.
Also coming up--Elvis fans throughout the world remember the King nearly
20-years after his death... stick around.
A warning to Downtown Roanoke employees concerning a new scheme and rash of
credit card thefts.
IN Q=They will call and
((MATTHEW KENNEL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC. : THEY WILL CALL AND IDENTIFY
THEMSELVES FROM A BANK AND WILL ASK FOR THEIR PIN NUMBER TO IDENTIFY THE
PROBLEM AND OF COURSE WHAT THEY DO IS USE THAT PIN NUMBER TO ORDER GOODS OR
SUPER=01-Matthew Kennell/Downtown Roanoke Inc.
OUT Q=goods or take cash.
Five incidents were reported to police from downtown offices.
The victims realizing their cards were missing, then gave their pin numbers
out over the phone.
Officials say there are some safe tips to keep in mind.
IN Q=Just watch don't
((MATTHEW KENNEL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.: JUST WATCH DON'T LEAVE YOUR WALLETS OR
YOUR PURSES LAYING AROUND WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR OFFICE AND DON'T GIVE OUT YOUR
PIN NUMBERS TO ANYBODY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ))
OUT Q=under any circumstances
The suspects have identified themselves as Paul Dearing, Paul Durning or
Donna Franks, when calling cardholders:
Police do not have any suspects.
The wheels are in motion on a 25- million dollar project in Pulaski County.
Today ground was broken for the New River Valley Regional Jail.
The jail will serve seven- Southwest Virginia Counties and the city of
Supporters say the regional approach will save taxpayers' money.
((RALPH DOBBINS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF:WE'RE GOING TO REDUCE THE COSTS OF HAVING
TO INDIVIDUALLY WORRY WITH OUR OWN JAILS WHICH I THINK ALL OF US AGREE ARE SO
OLD AND SO ANTIQUATED, YOU KNOW, WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE REAL
EXCITED ABOUT IT.
BOB LLOYD/NRV REGIONAL JAIL CHAIRMAN:IT WILL BE A FACILITY OF ABOUT 348 TO
BEGIN WITH, WE DON'T NEED THAT MUCH SPACE TO BEGIN WITH BUT WE GOT TO BUILD IT
FOR A FEW YEARS IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IF WE DON'T THEN WE'RE RIGHT BACK TO
WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, OVERCROWDED, UNDERSTAFFED AND TOO MANY PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Ralph Dobbins/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Lloyd/NRV Regional Jail Chairman; :14
OUT Q=too many people.
Construction is expected to take about two years.
They made 14-thousand assault jackets for the troops to use on D-DAY.
Less than half a dozen are known to still exist.
One of them was donated today. It'll become one of the first artifacts on
display when the National D-Day memorial opens in Bedford on Memorial Day,
IN Q=It was worn
((LT. COL. G.V. PIERCY/RETIRED ARMY MUNITIONS EXPERT: IT WAS WORN BY THE
INITIAL LANDING ELEMENT GOING INTO FRANCE ON D-DAY. IT HAD MORE POCKETS THAN
ANYTHING YOU'D FIND IN A STANDARD PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. G.V. Piercy/Retired Army Munitions Expert
OUT Q=piece of equipment.
The pockets held all kinds of things... TOO MUCH stuff, maybe.
Piercy figures one reason most of the jackets were discarded or lost is
that they were so cumbersome.
In fact some of the D-DAY assault troops drowned before they ever got to
the beach at Normandy- -weighed down by equipment.
Stick around for more NEWS-7 AT Five...
If your kids complain there's nothing to do, check out what's coming to
Danville. But can it drag them away from the mall? The story next on NEWS-7
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It's a common complaint in Danville... kids have nothing to do.
But a new million dollar gamehouse may change all that.
It's called Uplay. It opens in Danville later this month.
Black walls line an entire room with carpets that will appear 3-dimensional
during a game of laser tag.
For younger children... a sprawling maze of tunnels and tubes.
IN Q=Under one roof
((UNDER ONE ROOF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE GO-CARTS WHICH LOOK EXACTLY LIKE NASCAR,
MINIATURE GOLF, ABOUT A 4000 SQUARE FOOT TUNNELS AND TUBES AREA FOR 12 AND
SUPER=01-Hunter Byrnes/UPlay Vice President;
OUT Q=12 and under
But will teenagers come?
Danville's Parks and Rec Department says IT OFFERS more than 400 programs --
from canoeing to baseball to drama.
Instead, teens hang out at the mall. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=All we have
((RASHAD WALLER/ALL WE HAVE IS THE MALL, AND THE MALL SHOULD BE USED FOR ITS
PURPOSE, AND THAT IS TO SHOP OR FOR TOURISM. RIGHT NOW THAT'S THE ONLY PLACE
WE HAVE FOR KIDS, AND YOU HAVE ACTIVITIES THERE KIDS DON'T NEED TO BE INVOLVED
OUT Q=involved with
UPlay also wants to attract groups with its party rooms and a food court.
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health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike has qualifying results for this
weekend's Bud at the Glen...
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OUT Q=PART ASPIRIN
The little white pills used for what ails you turn 100 this weekend. Aspirin
has become much more than a headache reliever...the story on Health Check.
I'm Keith Humphry.
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in just a moment.
On NEWS-7 at SIX tonight, we head to Buena Vista where a local landmark is
Fire gutted a 75 year old business known to everyone as Campbell's Store.
Officials say an electrical fire started shortly after midnight Tuesday.
50 fire fighters from Buena Vista, Lexington and Glasgow tried to douse the
flames but the old wood frame structure was like kindling.
IN Q=It's a landmark
((TEX CAMPBELL/BUILDING OWNER: IT'S A LANDMARK AND IT'S BEEN HERE SO LONG IT
WAS A GATHERING PLACE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Tex Campbell/Building Owner;
OUT Q=LOT OF PEOPLE
Recently renamed "The Store," the business was a popular place especially
during hunting season.
Double Boxes Jean/Keith
We'll have more on what the loss means to the community in 40 minutes.
President Clinton launched a new campaign against diabetes-- saying he wants
those who it to live longer, happier, richer lives.
Clinton says the balanced budget agreement he signed into law Tuesday
includes provisions that hopefully will help.
IN Q=these investments of two billion
OUT Q=life threatening complications
Actress Mary Tyler Moore is the chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
and a diabetic herself.
She was on hand for what was called a monumental announcement.
IN Q=I was very heartened to hear
OUT Q=pray that is so.
Diabetes is a disease that de-stabilizes the body's regulation of blood
It's America's seventh leading cause of death.
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Meantime, new research finds evidence that unusually small babies are at
risk of the disease.
French scientists studied 230 young adults and discovered those who
were born small, tended to grow up small, and also tended to have higher
levels of blood sugar-- a sign of diabetes.
The researchers say people born small should also watch their weight
carefully since obesity can also contribute to diabetes.
GRAPHIC=gulf war syndrome
Virginia Tech could help shed light on the mysterious group of sicknesses
reported by tens of thousands of Gulf War veterans.
Scientists there are studying links between certain combinations of man-made
chemicals and illnesses.
The army asked the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine to examine combinations of two insecticides and one drug used by the
Army to ward off exposure to battlefield nerve agents.
An estimated 80-thousand Persian Gulf veterans have sought medical treatment
for a host of health problems collectively dubbed "Gulf War Syndrome."
The most popular pain reliever in the country is showing again why it has
been dubbed the wonder drug.
A study in the British journal Lancet reports aspirin on its own is strong
enough to prevent blood clots after a heart attack--
Most of these patients are prescribed coumadin (coo-mah-din) but researchers
found aspirin can do the anti-clotting job on its own,.
This comes on the eve of aspirin's 100th anniversary.
Americans pop 29-BILLION pills a year
IN Q=ASPIRIN IS THE STRONGEST PAIN
OUT Q=TO YOUR ACHING FEET.
But aspirin does more than just fight pain.
Aspirin is also for preventing and treating some serious diseases..
including reducing the colon cancer rate by as much as 50-percent.
Labs show aspirin interrupts the growth of colon cancer cells and can even
prevent certain kinds of stroke and heart attacks.
IN Q=if we look ahead
((IF WE LOOK AHEAD... ))
OUT Q=RAYES SYNDROME IN CHILDREN
While this is the 100th anniversary of aspirin, it can be traced back 2000
years to the father of medicine (Hi-Pah-CRITIES) Hippocrates.
Historians say he had aspirin in his own medicine cabinet, it was the bark
of the white willow tree.
Hippocrates recommended chewing it for headaches and fever control.
A man who never seems to have a headache is Mike Stevens--
He takes us to the oval in tonight's Ticker.
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Welcome everybody to the start of the weekend for many folks, and the start
of another weekend of racing on the Winston Cup circuit.
This weekend the circuit is in up state New York on the road course at
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/espn2; :00
Jeff Gordon, the Winston Cup points leaders went out early and turned in a
decent time, but nothing close to the pole.
Another Geoff, defending race champ Geoff Bodine went out late in time
trials. And while he too was quick, he was no match for one of his younger
Todd Bodine went out in the middle portion of qualifying and took the pole
with a circuit at 120 points 505 miles an hour.
((TODD BODINE/BUD AT THE GLEN POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Todd Bodine/Bud At The Glen Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...I CAN'T BELIEVE IT."
Last week's Brickyard 400 winner Ricky Rudd lost his brakes in practice and
destroyed his road racing Ford. He had to go to a backup and ended up 29th
Last year's pole winner Dale Earnhardt had another strong run qualifying the
Goodwrench Chevy third.
Now let's check out the top 25.
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SUPER=0107-1. Todd Bodine/120.505/2. Dale Jarrett//3. Dale Earnhardt//4. Bill
Elliott//5. Wally Dallenbach//;
SUPER=0107-6. Sterling Marlin//7. Geoff Bodine//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Mark
Martin//10. Robby Gordon//;
SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Gordon//12. Steve Park//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Bobby
Labonte//15. Ken Schrader//;
SUPER=0107-16. Terry Labonte//17. Michael Waltrip//18. Ward Burton//19. Dorsey
Schroeder//20. Brett Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Ernie Irvan//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Bobby
Hamilton//25. Johnny Benson//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Jeff Burton missed the Top 25 with a 33rd place run today, and Rick Mast was
just 39th fastest.
The major league trading deadline passed on July 31st, but players are still
allowed to make moves as long as the players involved clear waivers first.
This afternoon the Cubs and Mets pulled off a six player deal.
The Cubs get rid of outfielder Brian McRae and two relief pitchers in Turk
Wendell and Mel Rojas.
In exchange the Cubs pick up Mets centerfielder Lance Johnson and two players
to be named later.
Also, the Giants picked up pitcher Terry Mulholland off waivers today from
Mulhollnad returns to the bay area where he pitched well in the late 80's.
Chip Sullivan shot is 2 over for his round today through 13 holes at the
He was two over yesterday so he needs to catch fire the rest of the way this
The projected cut is at even par.
SS=two minute ticker
More sports coming your way tonight at six. Hope each of you has a safe
Take care everybody.
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It's NOT easy to run for office and earn a living.
It's been 93 days since Jim Gilmore released his income tax records and Don
Beyer said he'd do the same.
The Beyer campaign says it's still working on separating out Don's earnings
from that of his father and brother from the family car dealerships.
Jim Gilmore, meanwhile, is getting a regular paycheck from a Richmond law
But Democratic party chairwoman Sue Wrenn's still asking what the law firm
gets in return.
IN Q=Well I'm working
((WELL I'M WORKING AT LECLAIR RYAN. THE FIRM HAS ME THERE. THEY UNDERSTOOD
PERFECTLY WELL WHEN I CAME THERE THAT I WOULD BE SPENDING MOST OF MY TIME
RUNNING FOR OFFICE. MOST ALL MY TIME RUNNING FOR OFFICE.))
((NO IT WAS NEVER ANTICIPATED THAT I WOULD WORK ON ANY SPECIFIC CASE. BUT I
WOULD BE THERE TO WORK AS NECESSARY AND CONTINUE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FIRM.))
OUT Q=of the firm.
A campaign spokesman says Gilmore's consulting on other cases for a regular
paycheck, but declined to disclose a dollar figure.
The upcoming 20th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley is August 16th,
and its already drawing attention from Elvis fans around the globe.
In Belgium, the "Elvis Memorial Group" in the yellow shirts, gathered at
the Brussels airport to begin their trek to Graceland to honor the King of Rock
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OUT Q=NAT SOUND
In the Netherlands... one of that area's best known Elvis impersonators and
avid memorabilia collector claims his statue has actually begun to shed tears.
Toon van Nieuwenhuisen's (Nee-wun-how-zen) says the word is out-- he's been
showing off his statue and Elvis shrine to German and Belgium fans to witness
the phenomenon for themselves...