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7S-UPS-Strike


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TAPE#97-51
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Management at the United Parcel Service says it is forced to downsize because of the on-going union strike.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Officials say the loss of business is forcing the company to eliminate 15- thousand jobs.
U-P-S officials say they're not threatening Teamsters, it's just business.
Local union workers say with customers turning to other carriers, they expected job cuts soon or later.
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IN Q=Everybody here

((DAVID ASSAID/FULL-TIME DRIVER:EVERYBODY HERE, WHOSE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME REALIZED THAT, THAT THE VOLUME BEING DOWN, THERE WOULDN'T BE A NEED FOR THESE PART-TIME WORKERS AND THAT'S WHO'LL BE HURT IT'LL BE PART TIMERS WARREN KING:WE'VE TALKED TO MANY OF OUR CUSTOMERS IN THIS AREA AND MANY OF OUR LARGE MAIL ORDERS ESPECIALLY HAVE TOLD US THAT MOST OF THE VOLUME WILL NOT COME BACK))
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Full time employees acknowledge after the strike, until business returns to U-P-S, they may have to move down and work two part-time jobs.
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7E-Limbaugh-Book


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The Bedford County school board in no longer facing a lawsuit from the seven- year- old boy who got in trouble for reading Rush Limbaugh in class.
That, after a surprise letter from Jason Gardner's new principal at Montvale Elementary School.
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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.
SUPER=04-File Tape; :17


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 has already ruled that Jason's teacher was "NOT" wrong in taking the Rush Limbaugh book away from him.
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7First-Union


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One of the Valley's largest employees continues to grow.
Right now they're hiring and from the turnout at a job fair yesterday, it looks like the bank could open more positions.
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More than 170 people turned out for the first day of a Job Fair at the company's customer service center.
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((Julie Jost/First Union Human Resources;WELL WE ARE REALLY LOOKING TO SEE, WE'VE GOT 70 OPEN POSITIONS RIGHT NOW, AND THEN WE ARE LOOKING TO SEE WHAT KIND OF INTEREST THERE IS IN THE MARKETPLACE FOR FUTURE EXPANSION. ))
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But bank officials say if the quality of the applicant pool is high, the bank will create more jobs.
The job fair continues today at the First Union Operations center in Roanoke County--
It runs from four until seven in the evening.
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7Henry-Industry


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And new jobs are also headed to Henry County -- thanks to a nylon company called Amfibe.
It started three years ago and has been going full speed ever since.
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SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


AmFibe is an offshoot of the Martinsville Dupont plant. AmFibe announced yesterday it'll invest six million dollars into a new plant and equipment.
The facility will go near the Martinsville Speedway.
That means 60 new jobs over the next two years.
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((LARRY MCDORMAN/AMFIBE PRESIDENT: WE STARTED AT 90 EMPLOYEES THREE YEARS AGO, WE'RE AT 190 TODAY. WE HOPE TO GO TO 250 IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS, BASED ON SOME OF THE PROJECTIONS WE SEE AND MARKET OPPORTUNITIES.))
SUPER=01-Larry McDorman/Amfibe President;
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Amfibe did receive a hefty incentive package from Martinsville, Henry County, and the Commonwealth.
It totals about one and half million dollars.
They make anywhere from seven to 10 dollars an hour.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Hazy and humid today with a chance of showers. With temperatures in the mid to upper 80's -- nighttime lows in the mid to upper 60's.
And taking a look ahead.... Nice summertime temperatures staying in the mid- to upper 80's cooler drier weather on the way toward the end of the week.

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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/14/97
Thursday:

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SUPER=130-12/Heather Caldwell/Radford;



SUPER=130-15/Todd Kemp/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-95/Mary Halland/Rocky Mount;



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No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Steve Knuckles/Covington;



SUPER=130-47/Gene Frye/Covington;



SUPER=130-60/Jim Brightwell/Alexandria;



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555-Smart-Road


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Environmentalists are not giving up their fight to stop the smart road.
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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.
SUPER=03-Warm Springs;


Yesterday environmentalists appealed the ruling before a three judge panel in Warm Springs.
The judges grilled their attorney, one saying, "you can't keep making new environmental impact statements every time you find a new flower".
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((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 CASE.))
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The attorney for the Transportation Department would not comment on how the judges might rule on the case.

55E-UPS-Strike


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As the walkout continues, U-P-S management say the company needs to
eliminate 15- thousand jobs nationwide. (----------------)
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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.
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((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.))
SUPER=01-David Assaid/Full-Time Driver;
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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.
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555-Neighborhood-Watch


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A weekend random shooting has Danville police searching for a suspect and a communtiy on alert.
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Mary Elizabeth Martin is hospitalized in critical condition after she was shot in the head just outside her home Sunday night.
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Her son, Daniel was also shot.
The shooting happened on a dark street in a neighborhood watch area-- a system working wonders in other parts of Danville.
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((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.))
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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.
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((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 TOO.))
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Group leaders admit there is a drawback-- in cases such as shootings, neighbors might be afraid to report what they see.
Martin is scheduled for surgery this afternoon.

55S-Pulaski-Beer


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A victory for beer drinkers at Puslaki's Calfee Park.
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The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board says bear may be sold at Rangers games.
Opponents believe the sale of alcohol will lower property values around the Park and increase the number of traffic accidents.
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55WEATHER


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Checking the Wednesday forecast--
Hazy and humid, with a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs in the upper 80s.
Mostly cloudy tonight and still damp, with lows in the upper 60s.
Pleasant through the end of the week, with cooler temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
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8E-UPS-Strike


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The strike against United Parcel Service and the Teamsters Union is now its tenth day.
U-P-S says said it's losing so much money, it may have to lay off 15 thousand workers when the strike ends.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Strikers at the Roanoke hub say the threat to fire workers is unfortunate, but they say part-timers will be the first to go.
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((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.))
SUPER=01-David Assaid/Full-Time Driver;
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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.
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8E-Limbaugh-Book


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A Bedford County grade schooler has been given permission to carry Rush Limbaugh books in his book bag.
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In a letter to Jason Gardner his principal at Montvale Elementary, Charles F. Coles states that-- "Jason is free to read political material"-- and 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.
SUPER=04-File Tape; :17


Jason's family has now dropped its lawsmit against the county school system.
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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85-Smart-Road


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Environmentalists are still trying to put the stop light on the Smart Road.
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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.
SUPER=03-Warm Springs;


Yesterday environmentalists appealed the ruling before a three judge panel in Warm Springs.
The judges grilled their attorney, one saying, "you can't keep making new environmental impact statements every time you find a new flower".
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((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 CASE.))
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The attorney for the Transportation Department would not comment on how the judges might rule on the case.

8S-Clerk-Shooting


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An armed robbery suspect turned himself in to police early yesterday morning.
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Lynchburg police got a tip that 20- year- old Rodney Keith Holland was staying at the Quail Ridge apartment complex.
Friends convinced Holland to surrender without incident when officers arrived.
Campbell County authorities say Holland and 19- year- old Derek DeWayne Smith tried to hold up the Foster Fuels store on Route 29 over the weekend.
One store clerk was shot in the head, another assaulted during the incident.
The clerk who was shot.. 28- year- old Matthew Longerbeam.. is expected to recover.
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8weather


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Checking the mid- week outlook--
Hot and humid today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the upper 80s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with more rain possible.
Lows in the upper 60s.
Cooler, drier weather meanwhile lasting through the weekend.
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