Labor Secretary Alexis Herman will try again today to convince both sides in
the U-P-S strike to return to the bargaining table.
The strike is now ten days old.
U-P-S officials and teamsters insist they're ready to talk, under certain
U-P-S wants reasonable discussions with reasonable people,--- while a union
representative says the teamsters want to discuss full time jobs.
Roanoke teamsters walking the picket line are dealing with yesterday's U-P-S
announcement that it will eliminate 15 thousand jobs nationwide.
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 sooner or later.
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
SUPER=01-David Assaid/Full-Time Driver;
SUPER=01-Warren King/UPS Southwest Operations Mgr.; :09
OUT Q=come back
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.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
The longest strike of a major steel company in modern history, is over.
Some Wheeling- Pittsburgh steel workers are be back on the job today after
voting overwhelmingly to end their ten month old strike.
Last October, several thousand steel workers in three states went on strike
The union says it won its demands.
Rush Limbaugh can come to school with a Bedford County gradeschooler.
That's the word from Montvale Elementary School's new principal.
Jason Gardner's family sued the school system after he got in trouble for
reading a Limbaugh book in class.
But a letter from the principal prompted the family to drop the suit.
Charles F. Coles wrote -- "Jason is free to read political material"-- and
has the right to wear buttons bearing political messages while at school" if
his demonstrations of free speech do not interfere with or disrupt the
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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 Limbaugh book away from him.
A Danville mother will undergo surgery this afternoon after being shot in
the head near her home Sunday night.
Her neighbors want to make sure this doesn't happen 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))
Human resource representatives from one of the Roanoke Valley's largest
employers are increasing the company's workforce.
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
On the first day-- 178 applicants showed up.
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
OUT Q=couple of days.
The job fair continues today from four until seven at First Union's
operations center in Roanoke County.
If you bought frozen hamburger patties from Hudson foods the federal
government is urging you to throw them out.
About 20-thousand pounds of the meat is being recalled in 33 states,
including Virginia, because it may be infected with dangerous E Coli bacteria.
((WHAT WE REALLY WANT IS PEOPLE TO CHECK AND SEE IF THIS HUDSON BRAND IS IN
THEIR FREEZER, WE DON'T WANT THEM TO USE IT AND PUT THEMSELVES AT RISK. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Hoffman/Department of Health;
OUT Q=PUT THEMSELVES AT RISK.
Take pinnacle board-1020essC
The recall affects:
-Three-pound packages of Hudson Beef Patties with the code 156-A-7.
- Three-pound packages of 100 percent Pure Beef Patties with the code 156-B-7.
- And 15-pound boxes of Hudson quarter-pound Beef Patties coded 155-B-7.
Consumers with questions may call the U-S-D-A at 1-800-535-4555.
The government wants drug makers to make sure medicine meant for grown-ups
is also safe for children.
Today President Clinton will unveil new regulations requiring drug companies
to put dosage information on labels for children's drugs.
As it stands now, doctors often guess at kid-size doses, because drug makers
usually don't test for that
GRAPHIC=Oklahoma Bombing trial;
Tomorrow the judge in the Oklahoma City bombing trial sentences Timothy
The jury that convicted him has already recommended the death penalty.
Lawyers for co-defendant Terry Nichols want his trial moved from Denver to
Prosecutors object because San Francisco is known as a liberal, anti-death
President Clinton gets a firsthand look at plans for a memorial to bombing
victims during a White House ceremony today.
The full autopsy report on the death of JonBenet Ramsey was released this
morning in Boulder, Colorado.
The six parts just released include the time of death and position of the
body -- information police contend could jeopardize the investigation because
it contains details only the killer would know.
The body of the six- year- old beauty-pageant queen was found in
the basement of the family's Boulder mansion last December.
Actor Christian Slater was reportedly high on drugs when he was arrested
Monday on assault charges.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
A California T-V station cites a police report in which Slater admitted
taking heroin and cocaine at a party where he bit a man.
When police arrived at the L-A condo to investigate, Slater reportedly fled
and then tried to grab a holstered gun from an officer who confronted him.
The 27- year- old actor is free on 50-thousand dollars bond.
Opponents of the Smart Road hit some potholes as they took their case before
a Federal Appeals court in Bath County. Eric Earnhart reports
environmentalists are upset with the judge's response.
IN Q=When federal officials
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
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
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.))
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/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. ))
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))
Chalk up a win for the Pulaski Rangers, but this win wasn't on the baseball
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ruled that beer can be sold at
Opponents say 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.
The starting gates are just weeks away from opening for horse racing in the
It's a day racing fans have been waiting for for nine years.
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-- with a mandated startup date of September first.
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;
OUT Q=beautiful spectacle.
Colonial Downs has just six weeks of live racing this fall, outside of its
growing off-track betting operations.
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
SUPER=01-Tim Capps/Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Mag.;
OUT Q=more sophisticated.
Parimutuel betting means spectators bet against each other-- NOT the house,
like at a casino.
The tiny British colony of Montserrat (mahnt-sur-AHT) may be facing a mass
evacuation following yet another round of volcanic eruptions.
Less than four thousand of the island's original population of eleven
If they do decide to stay, medical
experts say they face serious health risks including black lung disease.
These aerial shots show the island's capital, Plymouth, literally buried in
Roll cold out of break
IN Q=the murder
SUPER=01-John Douglas/Former FBI Agent;
OUT Q=weather center
(( The murder of Gianni Versace and four other men had the world's attention
focused on the search for a serial killer.
It ended when the alleged suspect, Andrew Cunanan took another life, his
In the commonwealth, fear is growing over a suspected serial killer in
Spotsylvania County who has struck three times.
John Douglas, is a former F-B-I agent who spent more than two decades
profiling serial killers.
In his new book "Journey Into Darkness," he gives the reader a chilling look
at multiple killers.
Thank you so much for joining us this afternoon.
(( As a profiler you try and get into the mind of the killer-- you also say
in your book it's important to get in the mind of the victim, explain this.
Your book focuses a lot on pedophiles and child abductors, we have a case
here in Virginia involving the abduction and murder of three young girls in the
The girls were abducted, sexually molested and murdered.
What are the motives behind this type of crime?
You're book also offers some safety rules to keep children safe, give us a
Andrew Cunanan is just one of a number of suspected or convicted serial
killer throughout history in this country. You've spent a lot of time with
some notorious killers, such as David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam," you say
these criminals are expert manipulators, how did you get them to open up?
You say talk about a killers M-O-- Modus Operandi, and his signature.
Explain the difference and which best gives insight into the offenders
Another interesting thing you point out is that most multiple killers are
male, why is that?
And most come from dysfunctional or broke homes, right?
Explain what you mean in your book that most serial killers don't have a
means to end like other criminals such as a bank robber.))
Mr. Douglas thank you for sharing your fascinating insight with us his this
The book again is "Journey into Darkness" by John Douglas and Mark
Now let's check in with Kimberly for the Wednesday forecast. ))
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Yet another athlete in legal hot water.
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 doctors representing Major League
Baseball and the Players Association.
Phillips left the team following his arrest for cocaine possession.
He was charged with felony possesion of cocaine yesterday.
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NASCAR has made it official. The Winston Cup Series will visit Las Vegas in
19-98 for the first time.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;
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 sixth. The King, who was on hand with an escort; says the one and a half
mile oval shows racing's growth.
IN Q="I think that
((RICHARD PETTY/WINSTON CUP'S ALL TIME WINNINGEST DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Winston Cup Driver; :00
OUT Q=really really expanded"
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-18)
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports
William Fleming is looking to make it to the top spot in their district this
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.
Fleming has its 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"
Good news from the ice -- the Roanoke Express signed former star Pat
The center played in Roanoke in 19-93 and in 19-94.
He registered 35 goals and 80 assists.
He's been in the I-H-L with the Kansas City Blades the last two seasons.
The news is even more welcome after the team lost three top players.
Defensemen Michael Smith and wingmen Jeff Jablonski and Ilya Dubkov have all
gone to teams in Europe.
One group of performing animals is leaping into audience members' hearts.
SUPER=03-Cedar Rapids, IA;
The "All Iowa Fair" in Cedar Rapids features a variety of animal acts.
Pigs are always a crowd pleaser, but this group can do more than race.
Randall's High Diving Racers from Arkansas do the unusual.
The owner of these vietnamese pot bellied pigs named Sweet Georgia Brown and
Hamu says they love the water.