06:00-01

S-UPS-Strike

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


Negotiators for both sides say they're ready to talk if the conditions are right, but yesterday United Parcel Service announced it will eliminate 15 thousand jobs nationwide due to the on-going union strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Management says the loss of business is forcing the nation's largest ground delivery company to downsize.
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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SOT 14:47:55
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))
SUPER=01-David Assaid/Full-Time Driver;
SUPER=01-Warren King/UPS Southwest Operations Mgr.; :09
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=come back
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VO-NAT


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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CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton;


President Clinton still refuses to order an end to the strike.
But he has Labor Secretary Alexis Herman trying to come up with a way for the two sides to end the ten- day- old walkout on their own.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Mr. Clinton had his attention focused on the democrats last night as he attended a party fundraiser in Washington.
A Clinton aide says Herman will speak to both sides of the U-P-S walkout today in an effort to get them to resume negotiations.
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E-Smart-Road


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


Smart Road opponents had a bumpy ride as they took their case before a Federal Appeals court in Bath County. Eric Earnhart reports environmentalists are upset with the judge's response.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=When federal officials
SUPER=@File; 00
SUPER=03-Warm Springs; :15
SUPER=01-Matthew Pethybridge/Plaintiff's Attorney; :35
SUPER=01-Harvard Ayers/Sierra Club; :55
SUPER=01-Shireen Parsons/Sierra Club; 1:08
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=EE, N7


(( 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 changes"
The judge replied "no, when you quit making significant objections by finding something new, like an earthworm you didn't know about."
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:41:47
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.))
RUNS=:12
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 case.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:38:55
IN Q=I think they had

((HARVARD AYERS/SIERRA 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. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=of this process
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SOT 11:02:49
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. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=agency doesn't see


The DOT attorney told the judges, "this isn't the moon, we know pretty much what's there".
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

E-N'hood-Watch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Danville mother remains in critical condition after being shot in the head near her home Sunday night.
Now her neighbors want to ensure this does NOT happen again.
Tina Tenret has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Mary Elizabeth Martin
SUPER=03-Danville; :05
SUPER=01-Nannie Edwards/Neighborhood Watch; :14
SUPER=01-Michael Fallen/Neighborhood Watch; :40
SUPER=01-Shirley K. Coles/Neighborhood Watch; :56
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:14
RUNS=1:17
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 make reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:06:30
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.))
RUNS=:13
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 shape.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:25:39
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.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=has gone down


Westmoreland residents say they've seen fewer drive by's and drug deals since the watch group began.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:42:24
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.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=in our neighborhood


Some crimes will fall through the cracks.
But neighborhood watch groups are sticking together to keep these streets safe.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Records Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of break
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Gene Thorn/WV Natural Resources; :11
SUPER=12-Greenbrier Co., WV; :36
RUNS=2:52
OUT Q=News 7 Returns


Tape tosses to stocks


E-Limbaugh-Book


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Bedford School System has given in and the boy who got in trouble for reading Rush Limbaugh in class has dropped his lawsuit.
That came after a surprise letter from Jason Gardner's new principal at Montvale Elementary School.
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VO-NAT


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 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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BANK-JOBS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


One of the Roanoke Valley's largest workforces is set to grow even larger.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


First Union bank is in the middle of a two day job fair.
The company is looking to hire 50 new customer service workers, and 20 sales reps.
On the first day-- 178 applicants showed up.
(/////SOT/////)
IN Q=WE'RE REALLY PLEASED

((Julie Jost/First Union Human Resources: WE'RE REALLY PLEASED WITH THE TURNOUT. IT'S ACTUALLY HIGHER THAN WHAT WE ANTICIPATED. )) ((BELINDA JAMES/FIRST UNION HUMAN RESOURCES: THE WAY THIS JOB FAIR IS SET UP, WE WILL ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE SIGNED UP FOR TESTING TONIGHT, BEFORE THEY LEAVE, AND IF THEY PASS THOSE ASSESSMENTS, THEY'LL ACTUALLY BE INVITED BACK FOR AN INTERVIEW AND OFFERED JOBS WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS.))
SUPER=01-Julie Jost/First Union Human Resources; :00
SUPER=01-Belinda James/First Union Human Resources; :06
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=couple of days.
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VO-NAT


The job fair continues today from four until seven P-M at First Union's operations center in Roanoke County.
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E-Compton-2


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Ann Compton


Before she followed the President as a network white house correspondent Ann Compton covered Virginia for News 7.
Ellen Qualls tracked her down to look back on her pioneering career.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=White House, Ann Compton.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
SUPER=01-Ann Compton/White House Correspondent; :15
SUPER=04-ABC News;33
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:59
RUNS=2:11
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Washington.



((SOT TAPE ONE 12:01:28 answering phone

((WHITE HOUSE, ANN COMPTON.))
RUNS=:03


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.))
RUNS=:15


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.))
RUNS=:06



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 PRIME MINISTER SHAKE HANDS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY.24LITTLE MOMENTS LIKE THAT ARE WHAT SUSTAIN YOU YEAR TO YEAR.))
RUNS=:28


She says "little moments," but she must not remember what she covered for us.
sot old highlights tape 07:42

((THIS IS ANN COMPTON AT --AT HOLLINS COLLEGE.))
RUNS=:03


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.))
runs=:08


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.))
RUNS=:04
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.))
RUNS=:07


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 REPORTER'S DREAM.))
RUNS=:10
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'.))
RUNS=:07


ABC has just renewed her contract into the new millenium. Ellen Qualls, News 7, Washington.))

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon



Take vid about 10 sec after I'm up
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VO-NAT
SUPER=12-Greenbrier Co., WV
RUNS=:30
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((Ad lib))
(toss to Kimberly)


UPS-NAT'L


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


As the strike against U-P-S by the Teamsters Union enters its tenth day, both sides insist they're ready to talk, but only if the conditions are right.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


U-P-S officials say they want reasonable discussions with reasonable
people,--- while a union rep says the teamsters want to discuss full time jobs.


Labor Secretary Alexis Herman today will again try to convince both sides to return to the bargaining table.
Meantime, 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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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

E-UPS-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=NONE

*******WIPE*******WIPE********
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:48:29
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.))
SUPER=01-David Assaid/Full-Time Driver;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=on now.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


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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Hamburger-Recall


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


You'll want to grab a pen to write down some information IF you have recntly bought frozen hamburger patties from Hudson foods.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


The company is recalling 20-thousand pounds of frozen hamburger that may be contaminated with E Coli bacteria.
The patties were distributed to 33 states including Virginia.
(----------------)
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

Take pinnacle board-1020essC
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 156-B-7. - 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.
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Henry-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-43)
GRAPHIC=AMfibe


A nylon company called Amfibe started up in Henry County three years ago.
Ever since then it's been on the fast track.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Am- Fibe is an offshoot of the Martinsville Dupont plant.
Am- Fibe 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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 09:42:16
IN Q=We started

((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;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=market opportunities.
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VO-NAT


Am- fibe 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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5-Neighborhood-Watch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police still have no suspects in a Sunday night shooting that left one Danville woman blind in one eye.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Mary Elizabeth Martin remains in critical condition after she was shot in the head just outside her Campbell Street home.
SUPER=03-Danville;


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:05:44
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;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=the fresh air
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VO-NAT


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:00:00
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 TOO.))
SUPER=01-Shirley K. Coles/Westmoreland Neighborhood;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=my home too
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold


Group leaders admit there is a drawback-- in cases such as shootings, neighbors might be afraid to report what they see.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of birthdays
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=13-Laurel Guy/Backyard Circus; :14
SUPER=12-Greenbrier Co., WV; :21
RUNS=2:40
OUT Q=That's great



Live=Steve
(toss to Melanie)


5-Health-Insurance
ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST-Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE# 597-39
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check

***note ANCHOR Tag*****
In this morning's health check,
SS=Health insurance


An estimated 37 million Americans are without health insurance and millions more risk losing their coverage.
Intern reporter Joy Sutton reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=You really can't just
SUPER=07-Delbria Thompson; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :09
SUPER=07-Jon Thompson; :38
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :52
SUPER=07-Mary Trout; :59
SUPER=07-Douglas Trout; 1:10
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; 1:23
SUPER=01-Dr.Jody Hershey/New River Valley Health Dept.; 1:28
SUPER=20-Joy Sutton; (no SU)
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=Joy Sutton, NEws 7

((
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:27:28
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))
RUNS=:10
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:23:49
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 ))
RUNS=:10
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:42:47
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 ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=that i got sick


The Thompsons are not alone.
Mary Trout has never had health insurance and she doesn't qualify for Medicaid.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:06:01
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 ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=let me have it


and although her husband Douglas does qualify..they can't afford medical care for her.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:52
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 ))
RUNS=:100
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:33:36
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 ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=care preventable hospitalization

Joy Sutton, N7))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Tonight at five Joy will have local hospitals' take on the issue.
(TOSS TO BUMP)


2-E-Limbaugh-Book


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Bedford County elementary school student can now read Rush Limbaugh at school if it is NOT disruptive.
Jason Gardner's family is dropping their lawsuit against the school system after receiving a letter from the new principal.
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VO-NAT


The letter from Charles F. Coles states -- "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 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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5-Smart-Road


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=smart road


Environmentalists tried to erect another road block to stop the Smart Road.
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VO-NAT
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".
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:42:09
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 CASE.))
SUPER=01-Matthew Pethybridge/Plaintiff's Attorney
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=feel for the case
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


The attorney for the Transportation Department would not comment on how the judges might rule on the case.

First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-54)
GRAPHIC=First Union


A job fair may determine how much First Union's Roanoke site will grow.
Right now they're hiring and from the numbers, it looks like the bank won't have any trouble filling positions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


More than 170 people turned out for the first day of a Job Fair at the company's customer service center.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:44:41
IN Q=WELL WE ARE

((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. ))
SUPER=01-Julie Jost/First Union Human Resources;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=FUTURE EXPANSION.
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VO-NAT


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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S-Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=None


Horse racing is about to return to the state--
And it's only been nine years since Virginia voters said yes to the idea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Kent Co.;


But at this point, the race is on just to finish a 58- million dollar race track east of Richmond by the General Assembly-- with a mandated startup date of September first.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:27:38
IN Q=There'll be

((JIM PETERSON/COLONIAL DOWNS: THERE'LL BE A FEW RAW EDGES. BUT WE'RE GONNA BE READY. THE HORSES ARE PROFESSIONALS, THEY'VE BEEN RUNNING AT THIS A LONG TIME, AND IT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL SPECTACLE.))
SUPER=01-Jim Peterson/Colonial Downs;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=beautiful spectacle.
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VO-NAT


Colonial Downs has just six weeks of live racing this fall, outside of its growing off-track betting operations.
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SOT 14:21:16
IN Q=It's okay to

((TIM CAPPS/MID-ATLANTIC THOROUGHBRED MAGAZINE: IT'S OKAY TO PICK A HORSE BY COLOR OR BY NAME OR BY THE JOCKEY'S SILKS OR WHATEVER. PEOPLE DO IT ALL THE TIME, AND I BELIEVE THEY WIN JUST AS MUCH THAT WAY AS THEY DO BY BEING MORE SOPHISTICATED.))
SUPER=01-Tim Capps/Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=more sophisticated.
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VO-NAT


Parimutuel betting means spectators bet against each other-- NOT the house, like at a casino.
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S-Pulaski-Beer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


The Pulaski Rangers may have lost their ball game yesterday, but they came out on top in a hearing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski/June 18;


The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, hearing the case on appeal, ruled that beer can be sold at Rangers games.
Opponents believe the sale of alcohol will lower property values around Calfee Park and increase the number of traffic accidents.
Opponents can still appeal the ruling to Circuit Court.
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E-Italian-Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=NONE


For the second year in a row Lynchburg's Sons of Italy is holding its Italian Festival.
The group hopes a change in location and schedule will make this year a hit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


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.
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SOT 4:24:37
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
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=the profit category.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg city council last night 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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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In sports,
Albert Belle's two homers highlighted the Chicago White Sox's triumph over Anaheim.
For yesterday's scores from the major and minor league diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011
SUPER=0093-j/Wilmington/9//Salem/4////Lynchburg/3/j/Kinston/4///;
SUPER=X5010
SUPER=0091-j/Chicago/8//Anaheim/5////Detroit/4/j/Cleveland/7///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Milwaukee/5//Seattle/3///j/Kansas City/6//New York/4///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0091-/Oakland/0/j/Baltimore/8////Minnesota/1/j/Toronto/9///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Los Angeles/2/j/Chicago/4///j/Pittsburgh/5//Atlanta/2///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0092-/New York/2/j/St. Louis/5////Florida/2/j/Houston/13///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Philadelphia/5//Colorado/0///j/San Diego/6//Montreal/4///;
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=....last score."

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