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ANCHOR=Keith

U-P-S is back on the job by midnight.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll find out what that means for striking workers and those who want to get packages delivered.
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And we'll explore the subtleties and distinctions behind the move to create a private Southern Christian military Institute for men.
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Local-UPS


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


Local Teamsters are preparing to shift gears and go back to work as early as midnight tonight.
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Eric Earnhart is at the Roanoke UPS hub where drivers are ready to pull their brown uniforms out of the closet.
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What happens now to the workers who crossed the picket line?

VMI-Day-2


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=VMI


The co-ed corps of cadets has spent its first full day on post at Virginia Military Institute.
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SUPER=03-Lexington


They got off to an early start with some physical training.
The upperclassmen who're in charge of this exercise say they're breaking in the freshmen rats easily... a preview of what's in store tomorrow when the rats meet the cadre.
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((BROOK BARBOUR/F TROOP EXEC. OFFICER: TOMORROW WILL NOT BE ANY TOUGHER, PHYSICAL-TRAINING WISE. THE WHOLE DAY, AS LONG AND DRAINING AS IT IS, THEY'LL BE RUNNING UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS A LOT. THE WHOLE DAY IS SO DRAINING PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY THAT IT'S MORE TOUGHER THAN THE P-T, ESSENTIALLY.))
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The class of freshmen rats now stands at 460 cadets... one young man has quit, so far.
He'd been re-admitted after dropping out last year, but quit again only about an hour after he signed in yesterday.
V-M-I reports all thirty women who signed in yesterday remain enrolled.
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Southern-Military


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=VMI


Together V-M-I and 30 women have turned a page in the history books.
But supporters of an all-male, military education are ready to turn it back.
Ellen Qualls has the latest on something they're calling "Southern Military Institute."
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(( This is the picture that Alabama physicist and VMI alum Mike Guthrie has in his mind.
But instead of Virginia Military Institute in 1996, it's Southern Military Institute in the year 2000 or beyond.
And Guthrie says since news leaked out over the weekend of his plans... a flood of offers of support, including a fully built facility in Texas, make the dream of a privately- funded "SMI" "very achievable."
Tom Moncure sat on VMI's governing board two decades after he says VMI made him a man.
And he was the one who quit when it voted 9 to 8 last fall to admit women.
But he has a hard time explaining what's missing.
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((THOMAS MONCURE, JR./FORMER VMI BOARD MEMBER: THE DIFFICULTY IN TRYING TO EXPLAIN IT THOUGH IS THAT IT IS REPLETE WITH SUBTLETIES AND SUCH MINIMALIST DISTINCTIONS THAT TO AN OUTSIDER THEY ALMOST APPEAR TO HAVE NO MERIT WHATSOEVER.))
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((THOMAS MONCURE, JR./FORMER VMI BOARD MEMBER: BUT THE IDEA IS THAT YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THIS RELATIVELY GUT-WRENCHING, CERTAINLY EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGING, ADVERSITIVE SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF WOMEN. BECAUSE YOU LOSE THE ABSOLUTELY EGALITARIAN NATURE UPON WHICH IT RESTS.))
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So Moncure and Guthrie, and other VMI and Citadel and West Point alumni want to go back... to something they call a Confederate, Christian, military institute for men.
And as they say, they've "got all the targets" in that label.
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((I TEND TO USE SOUTHERN AND CONFEDERATE INTERCHANGEABLY. AND I ACTUALLY PREFER SOUTHERN. AND I THINK SOUTHERN IS MORE APPROPRIATE.))
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For those that want it back, offers made in the last three days could lower the price tag from 100- million to around 30- million dollars.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.

Chaffin


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Floyd County man will spend at least ONE year in prison for a traffic accident that killed a local high school custodian.
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Timothy Scott Chaffin was found guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
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The charge stems from a traffic accident on Peppers Ferry Road that took the life of Steven Burton.
Authorities say Chaffin had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when he crashed "head-on" into Burton.
Chaffin will have to spend at least one year in prison-- but could be sentenced to a maximum of 20.
He will be sentenced in October.
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More senior citizens in the Valley are getting their days started off right, in just a few moments we'll see how MEALS on WHEELS is helping,
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and we'll hear from a Danville family that wants the I-R-S to force deadbeat parents to pay up.
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Child-Support


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
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A new child support bill in the House of Representatives could mean fewer youngsters go hungry.
The bill would use the I-R-S to strictly punish deadbeat parents who don't pay up.
Tina Tenret reports.
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On her seventh birthday, Stacey Cales looked in the mailbox and waited for a phone call.
When no word came from her father, Stacey called a child support hotline.
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((JOANN CALES/STACEY'S MOTHER: SHE HAD SAID MY NAME IS STACY, AND I'M LOOKING AT THIS YELLOW PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAYS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT TO CALL THE NUMBER. SO I'M CALLING BECAUSE MY DADDY DIDN'T GIVE ME MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT.))
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JoAnn Cales says ever since she left her violent and alcoholic husband, she and the two girls have been living on welfare and child support checks.
If those checks don't come, Jackie and Stacy don't get school clothes.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN IT DOESN'T COME? JACKIE CALES: ANGRY.))
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A new bill in Congress would make the IRS -- NOT states -- responsible for collecting child support.
Deadbeat parents would face felony charges.
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((JEFF CUMBO/CHILD SUPPORT ADVOCATE: ANYBODY WHO THINKS THE I-R-S CAN'T COLLECT MONEY, ALL I GOTTA SAY NEVER OWED 'EM ANY. IF THEY SEND ME A BILL, I'LL SEND THEM A CHECK.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: MANY STATES HAVE DIFFERENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS, AND THAT CAN MAKE IT TOUGH TO FIND PARENTS WHO SKIP STATE LINES. THIS BILL WOULD ALLOW THE FEDS TO TAKE CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTLY FROM PAYCHECKS, ANYWHERE IN THE U-S.))
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But state employees say they're doing just fine.
They already intercept tax refunds and cancel driver's licenses when parents don't pay.
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((LISHA WHITLOCK/DEP'T OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: WE COLLECT A LOT OF MONEY. I THINK WE PROVIDE A VERY GOOD SERVICE AND I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OTHER GROUP HERE THAT HAS COLLECTED ANYTHING FOR ANY OF THE CUSTODIAL PARENTS. THIS AGENCY, THIS OFFICE HERE DOES THE COLLECTIONS.))
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Virginia Social Services says every month more than 400-thousand Virginia children wait for a check that never comes.
Stacey and Jackie Cales know what that feels like.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))

Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Jim Gilmore is questioning Don Beyer's commitment to the abolition of parole.
Today, the Republican candidate for governor charged that Beyer will roll back reforms if the Democrat is elected in November.
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Gilmore held a news conference this morning outside of the Roanoke County Courthouse.
Gilmore said Beyer favors parole for non- violent offenders, and wants to turn back the clock on reforms that were approved in 1994.
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((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: OH YES, HE'S FOR NO ROLLBACK FOR VIOLENT CRIMINALS, BUT DON BEYER WILL DEFINE PEOPLE AS NON- VIOLENT WHO ARE DANGEROUS TO THE COMMUNITY AND WE JUST CANNOT PERMIT THAT KIND OF ROLLBACK.))
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A spokesman for Don Beyer says the Democrat supports the abolition of parole as it stands today.
And Page Boinest (boy-NEST) says Beyer has encouraged the parole board to tighten parole for all prisoners, including those who were sentenced before the parole was abolished.

L'burg-Candidates


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Some fireworks today at a House of Delegates candidates forum in Lynchburg.
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Republican incumbent Preston Bryant is battling Democrat Jim Feinman
(FINE-man) in the 23rd District race.


When asked about the toughest part of the campaign, Bryant said he dislikes debating issues with someone who knows little about them.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: THEN HE CONSTANTLY ATTACKS ME FOR SUPPORTING A TAX PLAN THAT'S BASED ON PROJECTIONS. THE ENTIRE STATE BUDGET'S BASED ON PROJECTIONS. SO IT'S REALLY KIND OF DIFFICULT, TO BE QUITE HONEST, TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD, SOLID, SOUND DEBATE ON THE ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES IN THIS COMMUNITY.)) ((JIM FEINMAN/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: HE HAS PROJECTED HALF OF OUR SCHOOL BUDGET COMING ON HIS PREDICTION THAT THE STOCK MARKET IS GOING TO KEEP DOING IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WHAT IT HAS DONE IN THE PAST TWO. I'M AGAINST THAT AND IF THAT'S A PROBLEM, DISCUSSION AND DEBATING ISSUES, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THEM UNTIL NOVEMBER 4TH WHEN THE PROBLEM WILL BE RESOLVED.))
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The forum also featured 22nd District hopefuls Kathy Byron and Kaye Lipscomb.
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Stocks


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A strong showing in technology issues has pushed the stock market higher. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW gained more 114 points.
NASDAQ was up 31.
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Meals-Wheels


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Meals on Wheels program is adding breakfast to its menu.
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This morning, volunteer Jeanne Quill and her granddaughter Christina Sundt
(suhnt) delivered two meals to each of the men and women on their route.


The L-O-A Area Agency on Aging is one of just 20 groups in the nation selected for a six- month demonstration project.
And participants, such as Ray Sexton, say they appreciate the extra meal.
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The L- O- A hopes to continue the breakfast program after the six month pilot project ends.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, the ACLU slaps the VHSL with a lawsuit, it's cut day in the NFL, the Hornets sign some instant offense,
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and Steve Mason brings us up to date on UVa's mister defense - safety Anthony Poindexter.
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S-VHSL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=VHSL


The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Virginia High School League on behalf of 10 female athletes in the Tidewater area.
The problem, according to the ACLU, is that the VHSL schedules its girl's basketball and volleyball seasons for Group A and Group Two-A schools in the Fall but Group Three-a in the winter.
The suit contends all three girl's groups should play at the same time of the year like the boy's do.
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The VHSL's executive director Ken Tilley told me by phone this afternoon that the league does not discriminate based on sex, and that the schools themselves and not the league's officers decide when to play their seasons.
The 27 people who make policy are principals, athletic directors, superintendents and at large citizens from around the state.

S-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=NFL


Today is cutdown day in the NFL as each team in the league's had to get down to the 60 player limit by four o'clock.
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And the news franc Panthers camp is excellent.
Former Hokie, Waverly Jackson, a free agent tackle has survived the cut.
In fact, he is thriving. Dom Capers says he is so impressed with Jackson he cut veteran Ray Agnew today.
Capers also says he plans to give rookie Chad Johnston a chance to earn the number two quarterback spot ahead of Jay Barker. Look for Johnston to get plenty of work Friday night against the Steelers.
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On the Redskins front, it was a rough day for locals as former Ferrum star Jim Kitts was cut along with former UVa and Laurel Park standout Don Reynolds.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


The Virginia defense must rebuild this year.
Steve Mason says the UVa coaches have entrusted Anthony Poindexter to bring the "D" up to a passing grade.
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((He led ACC defensive backs in tackles last year with 98, he tied UVa's school record for interceptions in a game with three in the first half against NC State in 1996. He became the first Cavalier to return a fumble for a touchdown since 1980 against Duke last season. He has received the Gretchen Savin MacIIwaine football scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. Attributes that put Anthony Poindexter in select company. ((:)) Poindexter has not let the comparisons derail his focus and a basic blue collar work ethic that has fueled his success. ((:)) ((STEVE:)) ((:))
Poindexter makes sure the hype doesn't go to his head and he realizes this is a different defense than the 1996 unit that produced 5 NFL draft picks. ((:)) Poindexter joins Doug Karczewski as a Virginia co captain for this season. Steve Mason, News 7 Sports.))
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


On the NBA front, the Hornets have again gone the free agent route in acquiring some depth.
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This afternoon the team announced the signing of guard Bobby Phills at a newsconference.
The six year NBA veteran shooting guard signs a 7 year contract worth $33 million.
To make room for Phills the Hornets released Rickey PIerce and Malik Rose.
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