The talks are over, there's no agreement, and UPS workers could be looking
at a long strike.
And a Roanoke company scores a seven million dollar deal.
In sports, second round qualifying from Watkins Glen, a couple of baseball
matinees to show ya, The Wrath talks about tomorrow's game,
and Mike Stevens visits with some happy Hokies as Virginia Tech's media day
kicks off in Blacksburg.
Clouds are thickening-- and rain along the blue ridge is on its way for the
rest of the weekend.
The UPS talks have broken off again.
The negotiations ended after a two hour session today.
Teamsters' President Ron Carey says he will prepare his members for a long
Double Boxes=Denise and Eric/Microwave
Denise Allen is standing by now at the Roanoke UPS plant with reaction from
those still walking the picket line. Denise what can you tell us?
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:national leadership wholeheartedly)
SUPER=01-Jim Pappas/Union Member; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Wilson/Union Member; :07
OUT Q=get what we want
VO-NAT **Denise Mic Hot**
(Denise ad libs over video)
take pinnacle board
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Eric and Denise/Microwave
If you want to dig a little deeper into the details of the UPS strike or if
you're looking for another way to send out packages, the World Wide Web has
plenty of information to deliver.
More on this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=while striking
(( While striking UPS workers man the picket lines, and UPS management tries
to keep the packages moving, both sides are bringing their web pages into the
You can get get the union's latest take on the talks, or lack of them, on
the Teamster's web site.
They're posting regular updates, and the Teamster's newsletter.
They also have a page set up to send a letter to President Clinton.
UPS is using its site to post labor updates, including the status of
negotiations, and details of their last contract offer to the union.
If you're planning to send your packages through Federal Express, check
their website first.
Fed-ex lists the latest steps it's taking to control the flood of packages,
including restrictions on the number of parcels you can send, and cut-off times
for drop boxes and service centers.
The U.S. Postal Service also has a list of restrictions on its web site,
including a toll free phone number to make a drop-off appointment if you have
more than four packages to send.
For a list of links to all these sites, visit the WebWatch page on the
WDBJ-website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
A two car collision on 5-81 in Roanoke brought traffic to a stand-still
earlier this afternoon.
Witnesses told police that the driver of the gray car cut of this station
The driver of the station wagon then smashed into the highway dividing wall.
Rescue workers transported two people to the hospital.
Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
Some neighbors opposed it, but the New River Valley Regional Jail will soon
be taking shape.
Ground was broken yesterday afternoon on the 25- million dollar facility--
which will serve seven Southwest Virginia counties and the city of Radford.
IN Q=The Wythe
((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF:THE WYTHE COUNTY JAIL IS 80- YEARS OLD, SO, AND,
THAT'S A CONSTANT PROBLEM JUST TAKING CARE OF THE PHYSICAL PLANTS.
BOB LLOYD/NRV REGIONAL JAIL CHAIRMAN:IN OUR EXISTING LOCAL JAILS THERE'S
PROBABLY NOT ONE OF THEM THAT DOESN'T NEED EITHER SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATIONS OR
COMPLETELY REPLACED AND NONE OF THE COMMUNITIES CAN AFFORD IT, AND THE STATE
WILL NOT PAY TO FINANCE THE RENOVATIONS OR RECONSTRUCTION OF A NEW LOCAL
SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff; :00 quick
SUPER=01-Bob Lloyd/NRV Regional Jail Chairman; :10
OUT Q=local jail.
The jail is located near Dublin and will initially house about 350
It's expected to open in about two years.
A new, statewide Domestic Violence law went into effect on July first.
The law changed the way local law enforcement handles domestic violence
Andrew Freiden talked to experts to find out how their jobs have changed.
SUPER=01-Sergeant Don Orfield/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :16
SUPER=01-Sergeant T.L. Carmichael/Roanoke City Police; :25
SUPER=01-Darlene Young/Turning Point Shelter Dir.; :59
OUT Q=af news 7
((Before July 1, when someone called the police while being abused, the
case often ended up being dropped.
That's because the victim changed his or her mind and asked the officer not
to arrest the attacker.
IN Q=now it's statutory
((SGT. DON ORFIELD/WYTHE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: NOW IT'S STATUTORY-- IF
YOU FIND THAT THERE IS A PRIMARY AGGRESSOR, AND THE EVIDENCE SUBSTANTIATES IT,
THAT IT'S PROBABLE CAUSE, THEN THE INDIVIDUAL IS ARRESTED AND TAKEN BEFORE A
OUT Q=BEFORE A MAGISTRATE
IN Q=THE VICTIM
((SERGEANT T.L. CARMICHAEL/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: THE VICTIM WOULD NOT COME DOWN
AND PURSUE CHARGES. WITH THE OFFICERS OBTAINING THE WARRANTS, IT TAKES A LITTLE
BIT OF THE PRESSURE OFF THE VICTIMS. BECAUSE WE ADVISE THE SUSPECT THAT WE'RE
OBTAINING THE WARRANT. YOUR SPOUSE, OR LIVE-IN GIRLFRIEND OR WHATEVER HAS
NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. IT WAS OUR DECISION. IT TAKES SOME OF THE PRESSURE
OUT Q=pressure of her.
The law doesn't just change WHO shoulders the blame for the arrest-- it
changes WHO is forced to leave the home.
IN Q=NOW AS IT STANDS
((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: NOW AS IT STANDS, WHEN THE POLICE
OFFICER GOES TO THE HOME, IF HE ARRESTS THE GUY, IT'S SERVED ON HIM SO SHE CAN
STAY IN HER HOME. ))
OUT Q=in her home
To learn more about the law change affecting domestic abuse--
Tune in to On-Record tomorrow Morning at 11.
Andrew Freiden, News 7))
SUPER=82-0.26''/minus 0.86''/20.14''/minus 4.45'';
SUPER=83-Down 1.37 feet/Down 0.42 foot;Lake levels
Long before Thomas Jefferson began using Poplar Forest as his hideaway
retreat, the Bedford County plantation was a bustling center of activity.
Archeologists are now working to interpret the OTHER half of the property's
Steve Smallshaw reports. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=Under a warm
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Theresa Rieger/Altavista E.S. Teacher; :18
NOTE!!: NO super for woman after standup!
SUPER=01-Barbara Heath/Archeologist; 1:03
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.
(( Under a warm summer sun, these temporary archeologists are helping peel away
the layers of history at Poplar Forest.
natsot scraping 9:48:00
This past week, about a dozen teachers from across central Virginia were
helping unearth the remains of a late 18th- century slave cabin.
IN Q=I'm tired
((THERESA RIEGER/ALTAVISTA E.S. TEACHER: I'M TIRED, PHYSICALLY TIRED, BECAUSE
WE'VE BEEN WIELDING A SHOVEL FOR FOUR DAYS. BUT IT'S A GOOD TIRED, A REALLY
OUT Q=really good tired.
Hopefully she'll be rested by the time school starts.
Rieger says she wants her students to appreciate the thrill of finding an
IN Q=Artifacts from
((Artifacts from the site are brought back here where they're washed, sorted
and catalogued.. each one a tiny piece in a never- ending jigsaw puzzle.))
OUT Q=jigsaw puzzle.
Make that SEVERAL jigsaw puzzles.
IN Q=And what you've
((AND WHAT YOU'VE GOT IS WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE PIECES MISSING, YOU'VE GOT
SAY SIX JIGSAW PUZZLES WHERE ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE PIECES ARE MISSING.))
OUT Q=are missing.
But every piece that does fit together adds another line to the story of
IN Q=And we have
((BARBARA HEATH/ARCHEOLOGIST: AND WE HAVE A COUPLE OF DOCUMENTS BUT REALLY, WE
DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON OUT HERE. SO BY DOING THE ARCHEOLOGY,
WE'RE ABLE TO FIND OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT WERE LIVING
HERE, HOW MANY HOUSES WERE HERE, WHAT THE PLANTATION MAY HAVE LOOKED LIKE AT
OUT Q=at that time.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
A Roanoke environmental company has scored one of its biggest contracts to
Len Besthoff reports the deal caps a 10- year effort by E-T-S International
to market a product it invented.
IN Q=ETS International
SUPER=04-ETS Video; :05
SUPER=01-John Mycock/ETS International Vice Pres.; :20
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
((E-T-S International has signed a seven- million- dollar deal to install
one of its trademarked air pollution control devices at a plant owned by China
The equipment limits sulfur dioxide emissions, which help cause acid rain.
E-T-S believes this agreement has the potential to spur more sales in the
IN Q=China Steel
((JOHN MYCOCK/ETS INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT: CHINA STEEL IS RESPECTED AS A
HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED FIRM WITH QUALIFIED ENGINEERS. AND ONCE THEY'VE EVALUATED
AND SCRUTINIZED THE TECHNOLOGY, THAT GIVES YOU ANOTHER LEVEL OF CREDIBILITY
THAT WE'VE NOT HAD, TO DATE.))
OUT Q=to date.
The seven- million- dollar deal will more than DOUBLE the annual revenues of
E-T-S division that makes the air pollution controls.
IN Q=The environmental
((JOHN MYCOCK/ETS INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT: THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP, WHICH
WILL BE THE ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT, DO ABOUT FOUR MILLION
DOLLARS A YEAR. SO YOU CAN SEE, THAT IF YOU BRING IN A SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR
CONTRACT, IT BRINGS A TREMENDOUS BOOST.))
OUT Q=tremendous boost.
E-T-S has about 60 employees in Roanoke.
Its U-S work force tops 200 people.
The company's stock is publicly traded.
For the past few months, its price per share has been on the low end, around
50- cents a share, but since the announcement
of the China Steel deal, it has come up a bit.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
If you happened to walk around Saunders Parkway Marina today you may have
thought you stepped back in time.
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;
Organizers of the Seventh Annual Antique Boat Show say the relics in the
water remind us of the slower pace of days gone by.
These wooden boats are a rare find.
Only about 20-thousand of them remain.
IN Q=PEOPLE HAD BEEN
((DON SMITH/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ANTIQUE BOAT CLUB: PEOPLE HAD BEEN PAINTING
AND VARNISHING THESE THINGS AND THEY REALLY HAD GOTTEN TIRED OF THEM AND DIDN'T
SEE ANY REAL VALUE THEY LIKE THE PLASTIC BOATS THAT ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS WIPE
IT SO THEY PULLED THESE BOATS UP ON THE SHORE AND BURNED THEM UP OR SAWED THEM
UP THAT'S HOW THEY LOST AS MANY AS THEY DID.))
SUPER=01-Don Smith/Smith Mtn. Lake Antique Boat Club;
OUT Q=MANY AS THEY DID
Some of the rare boats entered in today's show and rally include this 1906
Faye and Bowing Launch.
Two 1955 Cobras also made the trip to the lake.
108 of these boats were crafted 40 years ago, only 80 are still afloat.
A community program started at a Roanoke fast food restaurant may move into
About a year ago management at the Burger King on Melrose Avenue, started
taking an active role in the community.
Laverne Petty, started organizing events like today's "Kids Day."
There are no parks in the area, so several times a year she organizes
special days to give the neighborhood children something to do.
This event offered a new twist on the traditional dunking booth--this one
The children also tried to defy gravity in the moon house.
Petty says area organizations have been very giving.
She says the events are attracting more people and that's drawn the
attention of Burger King restaurants in other states.
The Virginia Tech football team held it';s annual media picture day this
afternoon; Mike Stevens will have a report from Blacksburg, The Wrath talks
about continuing an undefeated season,
and the second round qualifying results from watkins Glen; all a head in
The Atlanta Braves edged the Florida Marlins 4-3 today to remain five and a
half games up on the fish in the NL East.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Marlins vs. Braves; :00
Speaking of fish; the catch of the day.... Florida's Moises Alou with the
full extension in left field and he holds on to make the grab. One more look
at this one!
Mark Lemke gives the Braves a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth on this
basehit up the middle and the Braves go on to win 4-3.
In American league action; the Central Division leading Cleveland Indians
welcomed the Texas Rangers to Jacobs Field for a double header.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Rangers vs. Indians; :00
We pick it up in the fifth. Cleveland's Jeff Branson erases a 1 run deficit
in a hurry with this blast to deep right and the game is tied at one.
Texas first baseman Will Clark SUPER=35-Texas/4/Cleveland/3;
makes the count 4-1 on this homer to right in the top of the sixth.
Cleveland's Brian Giles brought the Indians to within a run with this homer
in the 7th; but Texas holds on for a 4-3 win. Game two is at 7pm.
The Virginia Tech upperclassmen joined the freshmen on campus today for the
Hokies' annual preseason football media day.
Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore have some snapshots from today's
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :21
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Va. Tech Quarterback; :54
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Va. Tech Senior Fullback; 1:15
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Second Round qualifying for tomorrow's road race at Watkins Glen wrapped up
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY; :00
Mike Skinner, who decided to re-qualify produced a lap of 119.995 miles per
our; the the top speed in second round qualifying. Here's the remainder of the
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Mike Skinner/119.399/27. Chad Little//28. Jeremy Mayfield//29.
Ted Musgrave//30. John Andretti//;
SUPER=0107-31. Ricky Rudd//32. Darrell Waltrip//33. Steve Grissom//34. Lance
Hooper//35. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=0107-36. Jeff Burton//37. Derrike Cope//38. David Green//39. Ricky
Craven//40. Rick Mast//;
SUPER=0107-41. Hut Stricklin//42. Jeff Green//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The Roanoke Wrath returns to action tomorrow at 2pm at Victory Stadium
against the Richmond Lions.
The Wrath has compiled an 11 and OH record this season; despite injuries
to a few key players.
((GRAYSON PRILLAMAN/WRATH PLAYER-COACH:))
SUPER=01-Grayson Prillaman/Wrath Player-Coach; :00
All-American keeper Aaron Ewert returns to the goal tomorrow for the first
time since breaking his ulna or forearm in the fifth game of the season.
((AARON EWERT/WRATH STARTING GOALIE:))
SUPER=01-Aaron Ewert/Wrath Starting Goalie; :00
OUT Q=...hang on to it"
SUPER=306- / / / - mph/ . /6:31am/8:18pm;
SUPER=330-Fair Skies/Light Winds/60-64/Partly Cloudy/Showers Possible/80-84;
SUPER=332-Cloudy/Showers Possible/60-64/Cloudy/Showers Possible/76-79;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Showers Possible/60-64/Cloudy/Showers Possible/75-79;