Next on News 7-
UPS announces it will cut thousands of teamsters jobs.
And where's this years' Italian festival going to be held?.
Good chance of showers in our forecast for tomorrow. I'll complete News 7
Weather Center details coming up.
The number of people without health insurance is on the rise.
On Health Check-- what it means for Southwest Virginians.
((WE ARE SEEING A PERMANENT LOSS OF PACKAGES AND THAT WOULD TRANSLATE INTO LOSS
OF JOBS AT THIS POINT AT THE END OF THE WEEK FOR 15 THOUSAND UPS EMPLOYEES.))
OUT Q=15 THOUSAND UPS EMPLOYEES.
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
UPS says it's NOT a scare tactic- it's reality. It must cut jobs.
United Parcel Service is losing big bucks during the teamsters strike.
The company's also losing customers that won't come back when the strike is
((UPS SPOKESPERSON: THERE'S A POINT WHERE WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THE
HARD DECISIONS LOOK AT THE COST STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION UH FROM THE
PERFSPECTIVE OF HAVING ISGNFIICANTLY REDUCED FLOW OF PACKAGES.))
SUPER=01-Gina Ellrich/UPS Spokesperson;
OUT Q=FLOW OF PACKAGES."
So 15 thousand workers will not have jobs to go back to if the strike ends
If the walkout continues, more jobs could go.
But workers say they're waiting it out-
((RACHEL HOWARD/UPS EMPLOYEE: I HAVE A FIFTEEN MONTH AT HOME I WANT A FULL
TIME JOB AND FULL TIME WAGES AND FULL TIME PENSION SO I CAN SPEND SOEM TIME
TEACHING MY SON VALUES.))
SUPER=01-Rachel Howard/UPS Employee;
OUT Q=MY SON VALUES."
Meantime, at the Roanoke hub, things remain peaceful- but restless.
Some Union members say if the company starts hiring new employees things
could change...but right now they just want to resolve their differences and
get back to work.
IN Q=I feel like
((LESTER CHISOM/FULL-TIME DRIVER:I FELL LIKE IF THEY WENT AHEAD AND GIVE
EVERYBODY THE CONTRACT AS IT IS WRITTEN WORD FOR WORD INSTEAD OF ANYTHING SUGAR
COATED OR ANY CHANGES MADE THEN EVERYTHING'D WORK OUT FINE))
((WARREN KING:IF WE HAD RECEIVED THE CONTRACT EXTENSION THAT WE ASKED FOR AND
IF WE'D CONTINUED WORKING THROUGH THIS OR IF THE UNION WOULD JUST LET THE
PEOPLE VOTE, THIS COULD ALL HAVE BEEN AVOIDED))
SUPER=01-Lester Chisom/UPS Full-Time Driver; :00
SUPER=01-Warren King/UPS Southwest Operations Mgr.; :15
It's been nearly one year since President Clinton signed the welfare reform
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;
Today, he was in St. Louis pushing his welfare-to-work law.
The president says one point four million fewer people are on welfare
compared to one year ago.
((WE NOW HAVE THE SMALLEST PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS LIVING ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
SINCE 1970. WE CAN MAKE THIS WORK IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER.))
OUT Q=we all work together."
The President also toured MID-TEC- a training facility that helps former
welfare recipients by teaching them skills.
Environmentalists made another attempt to stop the Smart Road.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;
Last year a federal judge refused to block construction of the road through
the Ellet Valley-
The judge rejected claims the state did not make the required environmental
impact statement after the discovery of an endangered flower.
Today environmentalists appealed the ruling before a three judge panel in
The judges grilled their attorney, one saying, "you can't keep making new
environmental impact statements every time you find a new flower".
IN Q=I think it's clear
((I THINK IT'S CLEAR FROM THE QUESTIONING THAT ONE OR TWO OF THE JUDGES, AFTER
HAVING READ THE APPELLATE RECORD, ARE INCLINED TO RULE AGAINST US, BUT I DON'T
KNOW, SOMETIMES APPELLATE JUDGES DO THAT JUST TO GET A BETTER FEEL FOR THE
SUPER=Matthew Pethybridge/Plaintiff's Attorney
OUT Q=feel for the case
The attorney for the Transportation Department would not comment on how the
judges might rule on the case.
Lawyers for the second Oklahoma City Bombing suspect want the trial moved
OUT of Denver.
Terry Nichols lawyers apparently think San Francisco may be friendly
territory for their client.
They've asked that his trial be moved from Denver- possibly to the Bay area.
They say Nichols can't get a fair trial in Denver- the place Timothy McVeigh
was convicted for the bombing.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Even a neighborhood watch group could not stop a shooting in Danville, where
a woman was gunned down in her own driveway.
That story next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
And big business news for Henry County-- as a new plant and new jobs are on
the way for Am-Fibe.
On Health Check-- Attorney General Janet Reno is warning women about
so-called date rape drugs.
Slipped into a drink, they can be as lethal as a gun or knife.
Still ahead-- the menu will be similar to last year at the Italian
But the event is hoping to have a better location. Stay tuned.
Campbell County authorities now have a second suspect in custody, charged
with a shooting and attempted robbery at a convenience store over the weekend.
Friends of 20-year old Rodney Keith Holland convinced him to surrender to
Lynchburg police early this morning.
Police say Holland and 19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith shot one cashier and
assaulted another at the Foster Fuels store in Campbell County Saturday.
The clerk who was shot.. 28-year old Matthew Longerbeam.. is recovering.
Holland and Smith are being held in the Campbell County jail.
Still no suspects in the shooting of a mother and her son in Danville Sunday
Mary Elizabeth Martin remains in critical condition after she was shot in
the head just outside her Campbell Street home.
Her son, Daniel was treated and released.
The shooting happened on a dark street in a neighborhood watch area, a
system working wonders in other parts of Danville.
IN Q=In years past
((NANNIE EDWARDS/CAMP GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD: IN YEARS PAST WE WOULDN'T SIT OUT ON
OUR PORCHES AFTER DARK. BUT I'VE BEEN NOTICING IN THE COMMUNITIES AND I'VE
BEEN GOING THROUGH THESE COMMUNITIES EVERY SO OFTEN AND PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO
SIT OUTSIDE AND ENJOY THE FRESH AIR.))
SUPER=01-Nannie Edwards/Camp Grove Neighborhood;
OUT Q=the fresh air
Successful groups say they report suspicious activity to police and get to
know one another through neighborhood social events.
Shirley Coles says the teamwork turned one boy's life around.
IN Q=He said
((SHIRLEY K. COLES/WESTMORELAND NEIGHBORHOOD: HE SAID I SAW HOW YOU ALL WERE
TRYING TO CLEAN UP THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND HE SAID I GOT MYSELF A JOB, AND I
STOPPED WHAT I WAS DOING AND HE SAID I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS MY HOME
SUPER=01-Shirley K. Coles/Westmoreland Neighborhood;
OUT Q=my home too
Group leaders admit there is a drawback-- in cases such as shootings,
neighbors might be afraid to report what they see.
Amfibe may soon become a household name in Henry County.
The homegrown nylon company is a spinoff of the Martinsville Dupont plant.
But unlike Dupont, which is scheduled to close next year, Amfibe is growing.
This morning it broke ground for a new plant near the Martinsville Speedway.
The area worked together to help Amfibe get to this point, with a land grant
from Henry County, and sewer improvements from the city of Martinsville.
IN Q=Since we've
((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: SINCE WE'VE GOT THE ENTERPRISE ZONES WE CAN
OFFER INCENTIVES, WE'LL DO WHAT WE CAN TO TRY TO HOLD THE JOBS HERE.))
((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: IT'S A REGIONAL EFFORT, IT HAS TO
BE, BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE LIES.))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Henry Co. Supervisor; :00
SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager; :09 (quick!)
OUT Q=edge lies.
The project will enable Amfibe to increase its employment to 250 people in
two years, creating 60 jobs.
groovy music UNDER
There are all types of Elvis fans out there..
But the ballet is one place you wuold not expect to find the King of Rock
n-roll's music... Stick around for that story-- later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
One year after it was nearly washed out by Hurricane Fran, Lynchburg's
Italian Festival is trying to make a comeback.
City council tonight will vote on whether to allow the festival to take
place along Lynchburg's riverfront in October.
That's the same location where the Fair By the James had a successful
four-day run in May.
Organizers say it should be an improvement over the muddy field they
occupied in Forest last year.
IN Q=One is that
((MIKE BUSCEMI/ITALIAN FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: ONE IS THAT WE DIDN'T REQUIRE THE
SITEWORK DOWNTOWN THAT WE DID UP FRONT AND LAST YEAR WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE
DOWNTOWN SITE, IT JUST WASN'T AVAILABLE YET TO US. THE FAIR BY THE JAMES PROVED
THAT YOU CAN PUT AN EVENT ON IN DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG AND ATTRACT A LARGE QUANTITY
SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Italian Festival Organizer; :00
OUT Q=quantity of people.
Bad weather shortened last year's festival to just one day, leaving the
event more than 170-thousand dollars in debt.
3-shot to wx
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/& Muggy/66-70/Hot Hazy Humid/Showers Likely/86-90;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/& Muggy/68-72/Hot Hazy Humid/Showers Likely/90-94;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Storms Possible/65-68/Clouds/Showers Likely/82-85;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/& Muggy/64-68/Hot Hazy Humid/Showers Likely/86-88;
SUPER=334-Showers & Storms/Likely/65-68/More Showers/& Storms/78-82;
health music under
Stick around for sports-- Steve Mason fills us in on some swapping in the
Most of us have been trained now, to hit the sunscreen before we head
outside to enjoy a swim.
But what about caring for your eyes?
Goggles may be in order, if you want to save your sight.
IN Q=When I'd get
((WHEN I'D GET OUT OF THE PRACTICE MY EYES WOULD BE COMPLETELY BLOODSHOT. AND
IT WOULD BE AN INTENSE PAIN. IT WOULD BE VERY PAINFUL FOR ME TO KEEP THEM
OUT Q=keep them open.
I'm Keith Humphry with a preview of our newscast tonight at SIX.
NEWS 7 viewers with good memories recognize Ann Compton from her days here
in the Roanoke Valley.
Tonight, in the second part of our look at the career of a broadcast
pioneer, we'll hear how far she's come.
SOT SOT TAPE 12:45:21
IN Q=Covering the
((ANN COMPTON/ABC WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: 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.))
SUPER=01-Ann Compton/ABC White House Correspondent;
OUT Q=blown up.
Double Boxes Jean/Keith
Ann Compton speaks with Ellen Qualls tonight on News 7 at Six.
Looking forward to the second part, thanks Keith.
The National Institutes of Health should reconsider granting research funds
for the study of marijuana.
At least that's according to a group of experts formed by the agency.
It finds sufficient evidence that marijuana may be useful for treating
certain conditions-- like glaucoma and weight loss.
California and Arizona have already enacted laws allowing medicinal uses of
But the Clinton Administration has warned it will punish doctors who
Attorney General Janet Reno is stepping up the campaign against so-called
Date Rape drugs.
She says drugs like Rofil and G-H-B are colorless, odorless, and can easily
be slipped into a drink.
IN Q=When a rapist
((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHEN A RAPIST USES THESE DRUGS TO INCAPACITATE
THEIR VICTIM, THE VICTIM IS ROBBED OF HER ABILITY BOTH TO DEFEND HERSELF
AND TO REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED. WHEN MIXED WITH ALCOHOL, THESE DRUGS CAN BE AS
LETHAL AS A GUN OR A KNIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
OUT Q=or a knife.
Reno warns young women to be careful who they drink with.
Health Care is an issue that impacts everyone-- especially with so many
changes being debated-- the system is constantly evolving.
Double Boxes Connie/Joy
And as intern reporter Joy Sutton tells us..the number of Americans without
health insurance has continued to grow in recent years.
Connie, an estimated 37 million Americans don't have health insurance and
millions more are at risk of losing their coverage.
15-percent of Southwest Virginians don't have health insurance.
And often times families are the hardest hit.
IN Q=You really can't just
SUPER=07-Delbria Thompson; :00
SUPER=07-Jon Thompson; :38
SUPER=07-Mary Trout; :59
SUPER=07-Douglas Trout; 1:10
SUPER=01-Dr.Jody Hershey/New River Valley Health Dept.; 1:28
IN Q=You really can't just tell
((DELBRIA THOMPSON: YOU REALLY CAN'T JUST TELL YOUR CHILDREN WHEN THEY'RE SICK
YOU CAN'T GO TO THE DOCTOR OR I CAN'T GET MEDICINE FOR YOU))
OUT Q=medicine for you
The Thompson family always had health insurance through work..with good
benefits..but when Delbria became very ill all that changed.
When she lost her job..the family its coverage.
IN Q=When you loose your health
((DELBRIA THOMPSON: WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR HEALTH IT'S HARD ENOUGH. JUST BY ITSELF.
BUT WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB AND ALL YOUR BENEFITS IT'S DEVASTATING ))
OUT Q=benefits it's devastating
Now they're stuck paying for medical bills which they simply can't afford.
And Jon says now he's often reluctant to seek medical care.
IN Q=I had been sick
((JON THOMPSON: I HAD BEEN SICK FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE
INSURANCE I WOULDN'T GO..BUT IF I HAD INSURANCE I WOULD'VE WENT THE FIRST SIGN
THAT I GOT SICK ))
OUT Q=that i got sick
The Thompsons are not alone.
Mary Trout has never had health insurance and she doesn't qualify for
IN Q=I've tried to get
((MARY TROUT: I'VE TRIED TO GET MEDICAID AND STUFF LIKE THAT BUT THEY WON'T
SEEM LIKE THEY'LL LET ME HAVE IT ))
OUT Q=let me have it
and although her husband Douglas does qualify..they can't afford medical care
IN Q=That social security
((DOUGLAS TROUT: THAT SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK THAT I'M GETTING ISN'T VERY MUCH TO
PAY HOSPITAL BILL AND EVERYTHING.. I COULDN'T DO IT AND LIVE ))
OUT Q= it and live
Dr. Jody Hershey sees these scenarios all too often. He says lack of
insurance can have serious and long lasting consequences.
IN Q=It can result in
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/HEALTH DEPT.: IT CAN RESULT IN POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES..IT CAN
RESULT INAPPROPRIATE USE OF EMERGENCY ROOMS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AND CAN
RESULT IN TREMENDOUSLY HIGH COST IN PRIMARY CARE PREVENTABLE HOSPITALIZATION ))
OUT Q=care preventable hospitalization
And the problem impacts the rest of us by raising medical and insurance
Double Boxes Connie/Joy
Connie, more on the problem in our series this week.
Tomorrow we'll talk to local hospitals for their take on the issue.
Swimming in pools without goggles can cause serious vision problems--
such as conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye.
It can cause redness, burning and discharge from the eye- and you can get
it from swimming in pools that don't have enough chlorine.
Too little chlorine can allow water to be a breeding ground for bacteria,
parasites and viruses.
Too much chlorine can irritate the eye, causing swelling severe enough to
But there is a simple, inexpensive way to protect your eyes.
IN Q=To avoid
((DR. ANTHONY CAVALLARANO/OPTOMETRIST: TO AVOID EYE IRRITATION WHEN SWIMMING
ESPECIALLY IN POOLS IS TO WEAR PROTECTIVE GOGGLES WHICH COVER THE EYES BUT ALSO
THE NOSE AS WELL. AFTER SWIMMING, IRRIGATING THE EYE WITH AN EYE WASH OR AN
IRRIGATING SOLUTION WILL ALSO HELP TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY IRRITATION AND
SUPER=01-Dr. Anthony Cavallarano/Optometrist; :
If you have conjunctivitis, stay out of the pool to avoid passing it on to
Never swim if you have an open or infected wound.
You can also avoid problems by avoiding a pool that's just not clean.
From the pool-- to the beach.
A little girl from Texas is thanking doctors and nurses for saving her
hand-- after she was bitten by a shark last week.
SUPER=03-Galveston, TX; :
Nine-year-old Melinda Cantu was playing in the water at a Galveston Beach
when it happened.
Marine experts say she apparently crossed paths with a feeding bull or a
black tip shark.
IN Q=He like put
((MELINDA CANTU/SHARK ATTACK VICTIM: HE PUT THE WHOLE MOUTH LIKE THAT AND WHEN
HE LET GO HE SCRATCHED ALL OF MY FINGERS. ))
SUPER=01-Melinda Cantu/Shark Attack Victim; :
OUT Q=my fingers.
Melinda had two operations to repair her hand and wrist.
The experience has left another scar-- Melinda says she'll never go back
into the ocean again.
Let's head over to sports where Chip Sullivan fills us in on how his job is
going as a pro-golfer.
Steve Mason has that story along with some NBA news.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to the Tuesday ticker.
In NBA news, Golden State and Indiana have complete a huge trade.
Chris Mullins, a five time all star, has been traded to Indiana where he
will play for Larry Bird. Mullins and Bird were teammates on the 1992 Olympic
In exchange for Mullins, the Warriors obtain the services of center Erick
Dampier and forward Duane Farrell.
One other NBA note, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is saying that Minnesota
Timberwolves all star Kevin Garnett has turned down a six year, 102 million
dollar guaranteed contract offer! That would be an average of 17 million per
The paper says the forward's agent is asking for an average of 22 million
PGA rookie Chip Sullivan is in Roanoke this week taking a short break from
the tour before heading to Canada this weekend for the Greater Vancouver Open
August 21st through the 24th.
Sullivan played in the Coca-Cola/Shriners pro-am while visiting with
sponsors and friends at Hanging Rock Golf Club.
Chip has made seven cuts on the PGA tour this season.
((CHIP SULLIVAN/PGA ROOKIE:))
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/PGA Rookie; :00
OUT Q=...under my belt"
According to the PGA, Chip needs to make somewhere in the neighborhood of
100 thousand dollars in the remaining tour events to keep his card. A
possibility considering he already has a half season of experience.
OUT Q=....under my belt"
That's it for five, coming up at six, we will check in on the Scott Robertson
Memorial. See ya then.
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death... and even
the ballet world is paying its own tribute to the King.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
((NAT SOUND ))
SUPER=04-"New Dance Ventures";
OUT Q=BLUE SUEDE SHOES
The Cleveland- San Jose ballet is shimmying and shaking its way though
36-songs highlighting the life of Elvis. It's called what else..."Blue Suede
It follows the king from high school, to his induction into the army, to
headlining in Las Vegas.
((DENNIS NAHAT/CLEVELAND BALLET: ALTHOUGH YOU DON'T SEE ELVIS ON THE STAGE.
THERE'S NOT A CHARACTER ABOUT
ELVIS PRESLEY. BUT HIS AURA AND SPIRIT AND MUSIC, THE GIFT THAT HE GAVE US IS
SUPER=01-Dennis Nahat/Cleveland Ballet; :03
OUT Q=GAVE US IS THERE.
The ballet's director says hopefully the music of Elvis will help people
understand there's more to ballet than tutu's and toe shoes.
"Blue Suede Shoes" will air later this year on PBS.
The show hits the east coast in early 1998.