Next on News 7-
Tensions on the UPS picket lines- some workers want to go back to their
A big reward check for the housboat keeper who found suspected killer Andrew
How would you like to live in a house just like the cartoon family The
And a hamburger recall tonight.
News 7 is next.
Jobs are open and people came out in force to get them.
170 have already applied for the 70 openings at First Union's job fair.
But the bank says it may bring more jobs if the quality of the applicant
pool is high.
The man who found Andrew Cunanan on a houseboat got richer toay- 45 thousand
dollars in reward money from Miami Beach and the FBI.
Plus She used to report for WDBJ years ago. Now she's the White House
coorespondent for ABC News. Ellen Qualls catches up with Ann Compton-
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
15 thousand UPS workers could lose their jobs by weeks end. More will be out
of work if the Teamsters strike goes on.
United Parcel Service says it is losing business and that's forcing
Meanwhile many workers on the picket lines are anxious to get back to work.
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SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters' President; 1:11- 1:14 quick!
SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."
((Across the county there are growing signs more and more striking
workers simply want their jobs back. - and a chance to vote on the current
UPS contract proposal.
UPS WORKER: IT'S SCARY. I WANT A CHANCE TO VOTE ON THE CONTRACT. I AGREE, THIS
HAS EVERYONES FUTURE IN MIND.
It's a sentiment that's caused tension on the picket line. In
Miami, one worker who crossed the line was stabbed with an ice pick. And
there's grumbling there could be more retaliation against those who cross the
line or insist on a vote before the union says it's time.
UNION WORKER: YOU WANT TO BREAK THE UNION. HE WANTS TO VOTE TO BREAK THE
Rhetoric on the line Reality from the Company. UPS is losing
millions everyday to competition and soon thousand of striking workers could
lose their jobs.
GINA ELLRICH/UPS: WE'RE SEEING PERMANENT LOSS OF PACKAGES AND THAT WOULD
TRANSLATE TO THE LOSS
OF JOBS AT THE END OF THIS WEEK FOR 15,000 UPS EMPLOYEES.
UPS also took its case to the public in this full page ad in
several major newspapers. Detailing the Companies position.
RON CAREY/TEAMSTER PRESIDENT: THIS IS A QUESTION OF CORPORATE GREED. IT'S
BYRON PITTS/CBS NEWS: THE TWO STICKING POINTS REMAIN MORE FULL TIME JOBS AND A
NEW PENSION PLAN.
POINTS NEITHER SIDE SEEMS WILLING TO CONCEDE.BYRON PITTS, CBS NEWS,
Union strikers at the Roanoke hub say the threat to fire workers is
unfortunate, but they say part-timers will be the first to go.
IN Q=And when
((AND WHEN YOU GO TO ANOTHER SHIPPER LIKE R-P-S THEY MAKE YOU SIGN A CONTRACT.
SO THAT'S WHERE THE VOLUMES GOING TO BE FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS UNTIL THEY'RE
CONTRACTS EXPIRE. MANAGEMENT ALSO KNEW THAT SO MANAGEMENT IS JUST AS
RESPONSIBLE, WELL ACTUALLY TO ME THEY'RE MORE RESPONSIBLE. THEY'RE THE ONES WHO
ARE CAUSING EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON NOW.))
OUT Q=on now.
Union workers say times are getting tough, but so are they.
Local U-P-S supervisors say all of this could be avoided if the union leaders
just let workers vote on the proposed contract.
The news is better for one bank with operations in our area.
First Union is hiring in the Roanoke Valley--
And from the looks of things, the bank won't have any trouble filling
More than 170 people turned out for the first day of a Job Fair at the
company's customer service center.
And there are only 70 openings.
But bank officials say if the quality of the applicant pool is high, the
bank will create more jobs.
IN Q=THE MORE THE BETTER
((BELINDA JAMES/FIRST UNION HUMAN RESOURCES: THE MORE, THE BETTER, WE ARE
LOOKING AT THIS JOB FAIR TO DETERMINE WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO WITH THE ROANOKE
SITE, AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN GROW A LITTLE BIT MORE, CERTAINLY THE SEVENTY
POSITIONS IS A GREAT DEAL OF GROWTH. WE'LL USE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT TO
SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN.))
SUPER=01-Belinda James/First Union Human Resources;
OUT Q=WHAT WILL HAPPEN.
Bank officials say they have an urgent need for sales representatives.
So some people may even get job offers in the next few days.
IN Q=I GOT HERE
((REGINA VEST/JOB APPLICANT: I GOT HERE 45 MINUTES EARLY, THERE WAS LIKE 4 OF
US, PEOPLE JUST STARTED PILING IN, AND PILING IN, SO THIS IS THE FIRST TIME
I'VE BEEN TO ONE. SO I WAS PRETTY SURPRISED.))
SUPER=01-Regina Vest/Job Applicant;
OUT Q=PRETTY SURPRISED.
The job fair continues tomorrow at the First Union Operations center in
It goes from four until 7 in the evening.
Three years ago a nylon company called Amfibe started up in Henry County.
It's been on the fast track ever since.
AmFibe is an offshoot of the Martinsville Dupont plant. Today AmFibe
announced today it'll invest six million dollars into a new plant and
The facility will go near the Martinsville Speedway.
That means 60 new jobs over the next two years.
IN Q=This was
((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: THIS WAS CERTAINLY A
COMMUNITY EFFORT, NOT ONLY COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO STATE. SO EVERYONE'S REALLY
HAPPY. IT'S A GOOD DAY HERE IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Development Council;
OUT Q=and Henry County.
Amfibe did receive a hefty incentive package from Martinsville, Henry
County, and the Commonwealth.
It totals about one and half million dollars.
The company currently has about 190 employees.
They make anywhere from seven to 10 dollars an hour.
The boy who got in trouble for reading Rush Limbaugh in class has dropped
his lawsuit against the Bedford County school system.
That after a surprise letter from Jason Gardner's new principal at Montvale
The letter from Charles F. Coles states that-- "Jason is free to read
politically oriented materials"-- and he also-- "has the right to wear buttons
bearing political messages while at school"... so long as his demonstrations
of free speech do not interfere with or disrupt the instructional program.
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Jason's father, Thomas Gardner, says the letter caught him off guard, but
he's pleased they got everything they were seeking in the lawsuit.
A federal judge in May already had ruled that Jason's teacher was "NOT"
wrong in taking the Rush Limbaugh book away from him.
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Still to come on our newscast, contaminated hamburger that was sold in
Virginia is recalled,
and we'll see what a day in the life is like for former W-D-B-J reporter and
current White House correspondent Ann Compton.
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The houseboat caretaker who stumbled on the body of alleged serial killer
Andrew Cunanan is seeing his biggest payday.
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The F-B-I and the City of Miami are handing over 45 thousand dollars reward
money to Fernando Carreira.
Police had initially balked at paying saying they weren't sure Carreira knew
the body he found was Cunanan's.
((FERNANDO CARREIRA/HOUSEBOAT CARETAKER: I'M THE ONE WHO FOUND HIM. WAS BY
MISTAKE BUT WAS HIM. ))
SUPER=07-Fernando Carreira; quick!
OUT Q=but was him."
Carreira says he plans to pay debts with the cash. He says he also bought
an imitation Versace shirt.
Carreira's lawyer says he hope New York City will follow suit- payng the 10
thousand reward money it posted.
A hamburger recall of Hudson products frozen hamburger that may be affected
with the E-Coli Bacteria.
Four people in Colorado who ate the patties became sick. The patties were
distributed to 33 states including Virginia.
Take pinnacle board
The recall affects:
-All three-pound packages of Hudson Beef Patties with the code 156-A-7 on the
bottom of the bag.
- All three-pound packages of 100 percent Pure Beef Patties with the code
- All 15-pound boxes of Hudson quarter-pound Beef Patties coded 155-B-7.
Consumers with questions can call the U-S-D-A at 1-800-535-4555.
Opponents of the Smart Road had a rough time before a Federal Appeals court
in Bath County.
Eric Earnhart reports environmentalists are upset with the judge's
IN Q=When federal officials
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SUPER=01-Matthew Pethybridge/Plaintiff's Attorney; :35
SUPER=01-Harvard Ayers/Sierra Club; :55
SUPER=01-Shireen Parsons/Sierra Club; 1:08
OUT Q=agency doesn't see
(( When federal officials found an endangered flower along the Smart Road
route, the DOT moved the route 750 feet to one side.
Environmentalists say they should have prepared an updated environmental
impact statement, complete with public comment.
But when attorney Matthew Pethybrige made that case to the panel, one
judge's reaction was, "There ought to be an end someplace."
Pethybridge responded, "The end comes when you stop making significant
The judge replied "no, when you quit making significant objections by
finding something new, like an earthworm you didn't know about."
IN Q=you have to remember
((MATTHEW PETHYBRIDGE/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY; YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THESE
JUDGES HAVE ALREADY STUDIED THE RECORD, THEY'VE ALREADY READ OUR BRIEFS,
THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN OPINION FORMED AT ORAL ARGUMENT AND IT'S YOUR JOB
TO CHANG THEIR MIND.))
SUPER=01-Matthew Pethybridge/Plaintiff's Attorney;
OUT Q=change their mind
But the judge's comments upset environmentalists who say they seemed to be
reacting to the environmental movement in general, and not the facts of this
IN Q=I think they had
((HARVARD AYERS/SERRIA CLUB; I HATE TO PRESUME WHAT DECISION THEY'RE GOING TO
MAKE BUT IT SEEMED OBVIOUS FROM THE ANTAGONISTIC QUESTIONS THAT THERE WAS NO
CONCERN FOR THE MAJOR POINT OF THE PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY WHICH WAS THAT THE PUBLIC
HAS BEEN CUT OUT OF THIS PROCESS. ))
OUT Q=of this process
IN Q=the value
((SHIREEN PARSONS/SIERRA CLUB; THE VALUE OF PUBLIC COMMENT IS THAT VERY OFTEN
THE PUBLIC KNOWS SOMETHING THAT THE AGENCY DOESN'T KNOW. OR SEES SOMETHING THAT
THE AGENCY DOESN'T SEE. ))
OUT Q=agency doesn't see
The DOT attorney told the judges, "this isn't the moon, we know pretty much
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
A Danville mother is still in critical condition after she was shot in the
head just outside her home Sunday night.
Now her neighbors want to make sure they are doing all they can can to keep
it from happening again.
Tina Tenret has more.
IN Q=Mary Elizabeth Martin
SUPER=01-Nannie Edwards/Neighborhood Watch; :14
SUPER=01-Michael Fallen/Neighborhood Watch; :40
SUPER=01-Shirley K. Coles/Neighborhood Watch; :56
OUT Q=News7, Danville)
Mary Elizabeth Martin was a victim in her own neighborhood watch area ..
where residents say it was too dark to see the gunman.
Meanwhile, watch members in other areas say they are sometimes too afraid to
IN Q=We're all human
((NANNIE EDWARDS/CAMP GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD: WE'RE ALL HUMAN AND NO ONE WANTS TO
GET BEAT UP OR SHOT UP OR KILLED BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THEY'VE REPORTED.))
OUT Q=they've reported
Still, these watch groups are revamping neighborhoods -- with warm welcomes,
community picnics, and close contact with police.
Residents are also trying to keep neighborhoods clean and houses in tiptop
IN Q=Used to be a time
((MICHAEL FALLEN/CAMP GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD: USED TO BE A TIME WHEN PEOPLE ALMOST
AFRAID TO GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY. SINCE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH HAS STARTED,
THE CRIME RATE HAS GONE DOWN.))
OUT Q=has gone down
Westmoreland residents say they've seen fewer drive by's and drug deals
since the watch group began.
IN Q=Even with the
((SHIRLEY K. COLES/WESTMORELAND NEIGHBORHOOD: EVEN WITH THE SUSPECTED DEALERS
OR WHATEVER, WE TRY TO BE A FRIEND TO THEM BUT YET LETTING THEM KNOW WE DO NOT
APPRECIATE WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.))
OUT Q=in our neighborhood
Some crimes will fall through the cracks.
But neighborhood watch groups are sticking together to keep these streets
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))
Up next, changes could be in store for one local festival,
and we'll tell you why you can't have a cow if you win one big contest.
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Ann Compton's been the first to tell hundreds of thousands of Americans some
of the most important news of our time.
But she was first with us, here at NEWS 7.
Ellen Qualls tracked her down at her usual post at the White House to look
back on her pioneering career.
IN Q=White House, Ann Compton.
SUPER=01-Ann Compton/ABC White House Correspondent; :15
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Washington.
((SOT TAPE ONE 12:01:28 answering phone
((WHITE HOUSE, ANN COMPTON.))
We wanted to show you a typical day at the White House, with ABC News
reporter Ann Compton.
Because 24 years ago, she was one of us.
But as Compton tells it, there IS no "typical day" at the White House.
SOT TAPE 12:45:21
((COVERING THE PRESIDENT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT LITTLE THING WILL COME ALONG, OR
BIG THING...SOME BUILDING DOWN IN OKLAHOMA CITY THAT HAD BLOWN UP.))
In fact, Compton's office is really the world.
SOT ABC TAPE 04:09
((PRESIDENT CLINTON IS BRINGING TO CONGRESS NEARLY A DOZEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
TO OBSERVE THE NATO PROCESS FIRSTHAND.))
SOT TAPE ONE 12:45:48
((WHEN I WAS BRAND NEW HERE, THE LAST AMERICANS PULLED OUT OF VIETNAM. I MEAN
I GOT HERE JUST IN TIME TO SEE THE LAST AMERICANS EXIT. OR TO STAND HERE ON A
COLD CHRISTMAS WHEN THE HAMMER AND SICLE WAS LOWERED OVER THE KREMLIN. AND THE
SOVIET UNION WENT OUT OF BUSINESS ON CHRISTMAS DAY. TO STAND HERE OR SEE
YASSAR ARAFAT AND THE ISRAELI PIRME MINISTER SHAKE HANDS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN
HISTORY.24LITTLE MOMENTS LIKE THAT ARE WHAT SUSTAIN YOU YEAR TO YEAR.))
She says "little moments," but she must not remember what she covered for
sot old highlights tape 07:42
((THIS IS ANN COMPTON AT --AT HOLLINS COLLEGE.))
But she's still human...
sot ABC TAPE 02:29
((WELL NOT AT THE MOMENT. THE REQUISITE WORD HERE IS CRISIS, AND SO FAR THE
UPI-- UPS-- STRIKE-- STRIKE DOES NOT APPLY.))
And competition from CNN to the internet means she and her network
counterparts have to share space and time.
SOT ABC TAPE :31
((PRESIDENT CLINTON: YES ANN. laughter.))
SOT TAPE ONE 12:47:23
((YOU DO FEEL THAT YOU DON'T HAVE QUITE SUCH EXCLUSIVE HOLD OF A BEAT BACK WHEN
THERE WERE BASICALLY THREE NETWORKS.))
But she gets her fair share of history and make NO mistake, it's still a
thrill for her.
SOT TAPE ONE 12:50:48
((SO ANY PRESIDENT OR CONGRESS THAT'S GOING TO COME IN AND REALLY MAKE
FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES IN THE WAY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LIVE, THAT'S GOTTA BE A
SOT TAPE TWO STANDUP 15:57:32
((SO AFTER 23 YEARS ON ONE OF THE WORLD'S PREMIER BEATS, ANN COMPTON'S PLAN IS
TO KEEP DOIN' WHAT SHE'S DOIN'.))
ABC has just renewed her contract into the new millenium. Ellen Qualls,
News 7, Washington.))
With a change in location and schedule, Lynchburg's Sons of Italy chapter
hopes its second annual Italian Festival is a hit this year.
Last year, festival-goers slogged through muddy fields left behind by
Hurricane Fran, which also wiped out half of the four-day event.
Organizers hope for better luck this year.
IN Q=Last year was
((MIKE BUSCEMI/ITALIAN FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: LAST YEAR WAS A COMPLETE FREAK.
THERE HASN'T BEEN A HURRICANE THROUGH THIS AREA IN 25 YEARS AND PEOPLE
UNDERSTOOD THAT'S WHAT HURT US. WE LOST ALMOST THREE FULL DAYS BECAUSE OF THAT
HURRICANE. AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE, YOU HAVE TO BE UP AND RUNNING AT LEAST
THREE FULL DAYS TO GO INTO THE PROFIT CATEGORY.))
SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Italian Festival Organizer; :00
OUT Q=the profit category.
Lynchburg city council tonight voted to allow organizers to hold the
festival along the riverfront.
It will run from October 9th through the 12th, Columbus Day weekend.
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First; some more wheeling and dealing in major league baseball. Toronto has
traded Otis Nixon to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a minor league catcher.
SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA; :00
How about a major league problem. The Anaheim Angles say Tony Phillips
will not return to the line up until he meets with docttors representing Major
Laegue Baseball and the Players Association. Phillips left the team following
his arrest for coacaine possession. He was charged with felony possesion of
cocaine earlier today. Now you numbers.
WIPE TO SCORES
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OUT Q=....last score."
NASCAR has made it official. The Winston Cup Series will visit the las
Vegas Motor Speedway in 1998 for the first time.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV; :00
They will rumble. Yesterday in vegas; showgirls and fans flocked to kick
off the announcement.
The last weekend in February Vegas date moves the Richmond race from March to
June 6th. The King, who was on hand with an escort; says the 1.5 mile oval
shows racing's growth.
((RICHARD PETTY/WINSTON CUP'S ALL TIME WINNINGEST DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Winston Cup Winningest Driver; :00
OUT Q=really really expanded"
San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback SS=Jim Druckenmiller
Jim Druckenmiller should see more preseason work next Monday night against the
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Last Saturday; :00
This past Saturday night, the former Hokies' star played well in his 49ers
debut completing 5 of 7 passes for 47 yards.
His former position coach at Tech, Ricky Bustle, says right now Jim's biggest
hurdle is mastering the 49ers complex playbook.
IN Q="You know...
((RICKEY BUSTLE/VA. TECH OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
SUPER=01-Rickey Bustle/Va. Tech Offensive Coordinator; :05
OUT Q=...WHERE HE WAS."
The Virginia Tech football team has reportedly lost top recruit and former
Anherst standout Cam Jackson until the second semester of school.
Jackson injured his right knee during freshman practice recently and
sources say he has already gone home. He will most likely have surgery and then
return with complete eligibility in January. Cam was playing at the safety
Yeterday Virginia Tech completed it's men's basketball staff by naming
Donnie Marsh as Bobby Hussey's final assistant coach. The 41 year old Marsh
comes to Tech from ACC power Florida State where he served under Pat Kennedy
the past two seasons.
Still to come tonight,
and our friday football Extra camera travel to William Fleming to see where
the Colonels will rank this coming football season.
Sources say that the Roanoke Express signed former star Pat Ferschwiler
The center played in Roanoke in 1993 and in 1994. He registered 35 goals and
80 assists. He's been in the IHL with the Kansas City Blades the last two
seasons. Again, Ferschwiler will return to Roanoke to play for the Express.
The 14th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Junior golf tournament teed off
today at the Roanoke Country Club.
The tournament has grown beyond many folks belief since its inception, to
now be regarded as one of the top 25 junior events in the nation.
This year, the 54 hole tourney is attracting boys and girls from 33
different states and 6 foreign countries.
SOT NAT SOUND
OUT Q=...BARRETT WOOD.
The players not only come to Roanoke from more diverse backgrounds these
days, but they also come to town with better games.
Nearly 100 of the golfers playing this week have handicaps of 2 or less.
And no where are the growing numbers and quality of play more evident than in
the girl's division.
In the 80's, the event was lucky to attract ten female players. This year 30
of the girl's have a handicap of 5 or less.
After the first round; there is a three way tie in the girls division.
Defending champion Simmy Shayland is among the the leaders with a round of 71.
John Fizer leads the boy's 13 & 14's with a 67 and the 15-18 year olds are
led by Mike Pirddey and Kevin Kornowa's 68.
Action resumes tomorrow and Thursday at the Roanoke Country Club.
This Morning's Friday Football Extra camera spotlights William Fleming.
The Colonels finished 5 and 5 last season and in second place in the
Roanoke Valley District. 13 starters return this season' and even more
important, fifteen seniors.
((GEORGE MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George "Killer" Miller/William Fleming Coach; :00
OUT Q=...we have"
Fleming has it's entire starting backfield returning, including highly
touted Lee Suggs. On defense, six starters are back.
((KEITH SMITH/FLEMING DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
SUPER=01-Keith Smith/Fleming Defensive Coordinator; :00
OUT Q=...every position"
Fans of one of television's leading families could find themselves living
But there's one catch...they have to live like the Simpsons.
Pepsi is giving away an exact replica of the Simpson home.
The house is in a Henderson, Nevada neighborhood.
It has been painted in such animated colors as power orange and generator
It comes with such touches as corncob kitchen curtains, family photos,
high doorways for Marge's blue beehive, and extra wide doorways to accommodate
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