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UPS

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The Teamsters call it a scare tactic.
U-P-S officials announced today that is plans to eliminate 15-thousand Teamsters jobs because of lost revenue.
The company estimates it's lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the nine day old strike.
Liz Mullen has a strike update.
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IN Q=
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters President; :07
SUPER=01-Gina Ellrich/UPS Spokeswoman; :32
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:24
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OUT Q=CBS News, New York.



E-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


As the U-P-S workers walk the picket line, mail carriers for the post office are running to keep up with their new work load.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Express mail is up 70 percent, priority mail is up 50 percent.
Workers are putting in overtime, and the Postmaster says he's bringing in more help.
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SOT 5:16:15
IN Q=we're trying to staff

((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER; WE'RE TRYING TO STAFF UP, WE'RE TRYING TO HIRE CASUAL HELP, OF COURSE THE PLANT HERE IN ROANOKE, THE PROCESSING DISTRIBUTION CENTER HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN GETTING ALL OF THIS DONE, WE'RE CLEAN AS WE SPEAK, WE'RE CURRENT AS WE SPEAK. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=current as we speak
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VO-NAT


Employees say they want to recapture business the Postal Service lost to UPS years ago.
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SOT 05:45:24
IN Q=that's what we're

((KEITH LYNN/POSTAL WORKER; THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING, SO WE CAN CONTINUE, I THINK WE'RE HANDLING IT SO FAR PRETTY GOOD. KEEPING UP WITH THE PACE. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Lynn/Postal Worker;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=up with the pace
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VO-NAT


The Postmaster says one major mail order company from this area- a former UPS customer- has signed a one year agreement to stick with the Postal Service after the strike.
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Clinton-Welfare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton;


President Clinton, who so far has refused to intervene in the strike, will be briefed today on the status of the strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


He left for St. Louis this morning to promote his his welfare- to- work program.
Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman is traveling with the President so she could update him on her discussions yesterday with U-P-S officials and the Teamsters Union.
She met with both sides separately, urging them to return to the bargaining table.
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E-First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=First Union


First Union may be set to merge with Signet, but that isn't stopping the Charlotte based bank from bringing dozens of new jobs to the Roanoke Valley.
Len Besthoff has more.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :20
SUPER=@Len1; :43 Screen Right
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( First Union will beef up its customer service staff at its operations center in Roanoke County.
The bank plans to hire 70 new, full- time people, making anywhere from the teens to the low- 20's.
50 of the positions will handle inbound calls.
The other 20 will conduct direct sales...calling potential customers about First Union products.
The Charlotte based bank expects to hire these people within the next six months.
First Union adds that the 70 figure could go higher if it continues to grow, and it finds an abundant pool of applicants at a job fair it's holding this week.
The Job Fair will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at the bank's operations center on Plantation Road between four-and-seven-p-m.
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IN Q=Keep in mind

((Keep in mind, there still could be a negative shakeout, jobs-wise, from First Union's pending merger with Signet. The two banks can't say anything right now, they're in a federally mandated "quiet period" that follows a deal of this magnitude. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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Henry-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


First Union isn't the only local company with good news..
A Henry County company is expanding.
Amfibe announced this morning that it will put a brand new building in an industrial park near the Martinsville Speedway.
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VO-NAT

8/27/96, Dupont, 96-59
SUPER=@file;


The project will enable Amfibe to increase its employment to 250 people within two years, a net gain of 60 jobs.
Amfibe is a privately owned offshoot of the DuPont company.
It makes nylon fiber used in hosiery and intimate apparel.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The company was formed three years ago when two Henry County business men bought this portion of the nylon business from DuPont.

S-FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Lawyers fought the latest tobacco battle in Bath County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Appellate court justices heard arguments in the case of the tobacco industry versus the United States Food and Drug Administration.
It was first come, first serve for reporters, so one media organization paid locals to camp out on the steps of the small courthouse and reserve a place in the line for courtroom passes.
100 parking spaces were allotted for the media, but the frenzy was more controlled than expected.
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SOT 8:14:09
IN Q=We thought

((SHERIFF TOMMY BLACK/BATH CO.:WE THOUGHT WE MIGHT HAVE A HUNDRED OR MORE BUT I DON'T THINK THAT MANY SHOWED UP SO IT WENT REAL GOOD. I THINK IT PROMOTED THE COUNTY ALSO AND WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL. IT WENT REAL WELL))
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff; RUNS=:08
OUT Q=real well.
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VO-NAT


The hot weather is also a problem for the case, because the courthouse has no central air conditioning.
In order to beat the heat, lawyers started filing in at 7:45 yesterday morning for the 9:30 start.
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RAPE-DRUG


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


More and more young women are being victimized after men slip them so-called date rape drugs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno is lending support to a program that will crack down on these drugs.
She helped launch the program last night in Southern California.
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IN Q=

((JANET RENO/US ATTORNEY GENERAL:WHEN A RAPIST USES THESE DRUGS TO INCAPACITATE HIS VICTIM THE VICTIM IS ROBBED BOTH OF ABILITY TO DEFEND HERSELF AND TO REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED WHEN MIXED WITH ALCOHOL THESE DRUGS CAN BE AS LETHAL AS A GUN OR KNIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;

4:07;28
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OUT Q=A GUN OR KNIFE.
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VO-NAT


The campaign will include, posters, bookmarkers and public service announcements aimed at college students.
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HOTEL-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fire


A cigarette is being blamed for sparking an overnight fire that forced hundreds onto the streets of San Francisco.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;


The fire started in an armchair in a five-story residential hotel and quickly spread throughout the building.
More than 300 had to be evacuated.
The blaze also spread to a neighboring hotel.
Only minor injuries were reported.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

gAS-LEAK


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dayton, TX;


It's not a jailbreak, but a massive evacuation from three Texas prisons near Houston.
Nearly four-thousand inmates have been moved to safety after a gasoline pipeline ruptured, sending a cloud of flammable gas drifting their way.
At least seven people were taken to the hospital and 26 pregnant inmates were taken to a medical facility.
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E-Hines-Davis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Gil Davis


An un-successful Virginia attorney general candidate, who is representing Paula Jones in her suit against President Clinton, is facing new allegations.
Pittsylvania resident Ramona Hines already made public tapes of Gil Davis drinking and talking about Hines posing for Playboy.
Now, Hines says she has ANOTHER videotape that she says will ruin her former attorney's career.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=Now, Davis
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :18
SUPER=07-Ramona Hines; :26
SUPER=@Ellen1; :47
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OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke

(( Now, Davis has responded to her complaint, alleging among other things, that he NEVER met with Mrs. Hines alone.
Hines' estranged husband was present on the last videotape we saw... and a fellow attorney was with them at what he alleges was a business meeting on another tape she's publicly aired.
But Hines is alleging there was another night in 1994, another taping--
She alleges that she is alone with him and both are intoxicated.
sot tape ONE 01:49:12

((I DON'T KNOW THAT--MAYBE HE HAS FORGOTTEN IT. MAYBE HE HAD A BLACKOUT AND FORGOT THAT IT WAS EVER MADE. OR I DON'T KNOW IF MAYBE BECAUSE IT'S SO VULGAR THAT I WOULD EVEN RELEASE IT.))
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And Hines does NOT deny part of her motive.
sot tape TWO 01:55:02

((WE COULD NOT RULE OUT ANY MONETARY GAIN THAT WE MIGHT GET FOR THIS.))
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Gil Davis declined to return our calls.
But an attorney in his firm, Bill Stanley, says he can't vouch for what Hines may or may NOT have on a videotape, but that her allegations seem "absolutely ridiculous" and that she's playing the "same opportunistic angle" she did before.
Hines says she didn't come forward with the alleged new tape because she wanted to hear his responses before revealing her alleged proof.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Roanoke.))

Clerk-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=shooting


The second man wanted in connection with a robbery and shooting at a Campbell County convenience store has turned himself in to police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Twenty- year- old Rodney Keith Holland was arrested early this morning at the Quail Ridge apartment complex in Lynchburg.
Authorities say Holland's friends tipped them off.. he surrendered peacefully when officers arrived.
He and 19- year- old Derek DeWayne Smith have been charged with shooting one store clerk and assaulting another during an attempted robbery at Foster Fuels over the weekend.
Both remain in jail after making their initial court appearance this morning.
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E-Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Virginia N-double-A-C-P leaders are trying to get more information about the brutal death of an African American man in Grayson County.
They came to county yesterday to speak with those closest to the case-- including the suspects.
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VO-NAT


Last month, 40- year- old Garnett "G-P" Johnson was doused with gasoline, burned and later decapitated.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./August 1;


Two white men are charged with murder.
Yesterday afternoon, State N-double-A-C-P leaders tried to speak with the suspects, but at least one of them said no.
The civil rights leaders did spend time with the victim's father.
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4:32:11
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IN Q=They

((GARNETT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S FATHER:THEY WANTED TO FIND OUT HOW IT HAPPENED AND EVERYTHING, THEY ASKED ME, I TOLD THEM I DON'T KNOW, THEM, I DON'T KNOW, I GUESS. ))
SUPER=01-Garnett Johnson/Victim's Father; :00
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OUT Q=I guess.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Murder Investigation


N-double-A-C-P leaders also spoke with Grayson County's prosecutor and sheriff.

Divers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A former Vinton police officer who was fired this summer filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
He says town officials discriminated against him because he is black.
The June 12th dismissal of Christopher Divers left the 17-person Vinton police force with one black officer.
Police Chief Rick Foutz declined to discuss the firing but said a citizen filed a complaint against Divers.

TB-FREE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia beef producers will no longer face restrictions when putting their cattle up for sale.
The reason: Virginia beef is once again "Tuberculosis Free."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./1994;


Three years ago, a cow on a Floyd County farm tested positive for T-B.
That forced the United States Department of Agriculture to de-certify Virginia's herds.
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SOT 13:02:04
IN Q=THERE'S A TYPE

((TERRY SWECKER/VIRGINIA TECH VETERINARIAN: THERE'S A TYPE OF TB IN CATTLE THAT CAN AFFECT HUMANS. SO IT'S A PROBLEM FOR THE CATTLE INDUSTRY BECAUSE THE CATTLE CAN GET SICK AND DISEASED, BUT ALSO BECAUSE THE DISEASE CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO HUMANS, THERE'S A CONCERN THAT WE WANT TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Terry Swecker/Virginia Tech Veterinarian;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=HEALTH AS WELL
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


Virginia Tech's Veterinarians test their cattle every year--
It's part of a nationwide effort to eradicate T-B from the nation's cattle in five to 10 years.
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SOT 14:26:21
IN Q=THERE ARE

((Dr. Lynette Tobias/USDA Veterinary Medical Officer: THERE ARE OTHER STATES THAT HAVE PROBLEMS, I KNOW HAWAII IS BEING INVESTIGATED, BUT AS FAR AS VIRGINIA GOES, I DON'T SEE ANY RESIDUAL PROBLEMS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Lynette Tobias/USDA Veterinary Officer;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=RESIDUAL PROBLEMS
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VO-NAT


The T-B free designation will make it easier and cheaper for cattle producers to ship cattle across state lines.
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Gizmo-Wizard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


roll cold out of spots
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IN Q=It is known
SUPER=01-Dick DeBartolo/"Gizmo Wizard"; :21
RUNS=2:16
OUT Q=weather wizard. (TIGHT)

(( It's known as the World's Fair of the Home Improvement Industry.
Some 250-thousand new products and services are on display this week at the National Hardware Show in Chicago.
And joining us now with preview is Dick DeBartolo, otherwise known as the "Gizmo Wizard."
Good afternoon. (( Now as the Gizmo Wizard, does that mean that you have to test many of these items?
Okay tell us about the hottest and most innovative home improvement gadgets.
Some have also called you the brains behind MAD Magazine, tell us about your work with the magazine.
The Hardward show runs through Wednesday, who is attending, the show?))
Thank you so much for chatting with us today.
Now lets check in with the News 7 weather wizard.))
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Wrath


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=ROANOKE WRATH


The Roanoke Wrath closed out its season last night by beating the Wilmington Hammerheads 1 to nothing -- keeping its perfect record.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wilmington vs. Roanoke; :00


Bobby Warnick almost got an early goal with this nice shot off from the right side.
The Wrath would break the ice as Lang Wedemeyer wheels around the freezes the goalie with the bullet.
And the Wrath completes a perfect 13-and-0 season with the 1 to nothing win over Wilmington.
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Braves


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-13
GRAPHIC=braves/marlins


An all-star showdown last night in Atlanta as the Marlins Kevin Brown faced the Braves Greg Maddux.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Marlins vs. Braves; :00


Neither man would figure into the decision, although both pitched well in this battle of N-L east front runners.
The Braves won it in the bottom of the ninth on Danny Bautista's sacrifice fly and scores Ryan Klesko from third.
SUPER=35-Florida/1/Atlanta/2;


Atlanta wins 2-to-1 to stay 5 and a half games in front of Florida.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-17
GRAPHIC=none


A U-V-A basketball player is in trouble with the law.
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00


University of Virginia basketball player Courtney Alexander was supposed to be in court yesterday, to answer a misdemeanor assault and battery charge.
But a judge postponed the case continuing it until August 25th.
Alexander, who is suspended from the U-V-a team indefinitely, is accused of beating his girlfriend. She says he kicked her in the ribs and choked her.
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Collins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


N-F-L officials are looking into the vicious hit that broke the jaw of Carolina Panthers' quarterback Kerry Collins Saturday night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Saturday; :00


Denver linebacker Bill Romanowski blindsided Collins during their preseason game Saturday.
The league wants to see if the hit was legal. In other words did Romanowski use his helmet as a weapon.
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((BILL ROMANOWSKI/DENVER LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Bill Romanowski/Denver Linebacker; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=...PHYSICAL GAME."
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VO-NAT CON'T


If the N-F-L rules the hit was uncalled for, he could be fined.
Collins is expected to be sidelined five to six weeks.
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Frogs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


And finally,
An unusual infestation is making it hard for one Alabama family to walk in its front yard.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baldwin City, AL/WKRG;


Hundreds of thousands of tiny bullfrogs have taken over David Jones' property.
Even the family pets are unsettled by the situation.
It turns out conditions in a nearby pond were ideal during the bullfrog mating season this year.
The result was a big jump in the frog population. (----------------)