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.
And we'll explore the subtleties and distinctions behind the move to create
a private Southern Christian military Institute for men.
We are heading into a cooler period with some much needed rain falling as
well. Full forecast details coming up.
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Local Teamsters are preparing to shift gears and go back to work as early as
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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?
The co-ed corps of cadets has spent its first full day on post at Virginia
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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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.
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
IN Q=This is the picture
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SUPER=01-Thomas Moncure, Jr./Former VMI Board Member; :43
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.
(( This is the picture that Alabama physicist and VMI alum Mike Guthrie has in
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
sot 12:00:06 TAPE ONE
((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.))
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.
sot TAPE ONE 11:57:02
((I TEND TO USE SOUTHERN AND CONFEDERATE INTERCHANGEABLY. AND I ACTUALLY
PREFER SOUTHERN. AND I THINK SOUTHERN IS MORE APPROPRIATE.))
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.
A Floyd County man will spend at least ONE year in prison for a traffic
accident that killed a local high school custodian.
Timothy Scott Chaffin was found guilty of aggravated involuntary
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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,
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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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
Tina Tenret reports.
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On her seventh birthday, Stacey Cales looked in the mailbox and waited for a
When no word came from her father, Stacey called a child support hotline.
IN Q=She had said
((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.))
OUT Q=my birthday present
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.
IN Q=So how do you feel
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN IT DOESN'T COME? JACKIE CALES:
A new bill in Congress would make the IRS -- NOT states -- responsible for
collecting child support.
Deadbeat parents would face felony charges.
IN Q=Anybody who thinks
((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.))
OUT Q=send them a check
((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.))
OUT Q=for work
But state employees say they're doing just fine.
They already intercept tax refunds and cancel driver's licenses when parents
IN Q=We collect a lot
((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.))
OUT Q=does the collections
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))
Jim Gilmore is questioning Don Beyer's commitment to the abolition of
Today, the Republican candidate for governor charged that Beyer will roll
back reforms if the Democrat is elected in November.
Gilmore held a news conference this morning outside of the Roanoke County
Gilmore said Beyer favors parole for non- violent offenders, and wants to
turn back the clock on reforms that were approved in 1994.
IN Q=Oh yes
((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.))
OUT Q=that kind of rollback.
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.
Some fireworks today at a House of Delegates candidates forum in Lynchburg.
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.
IN Q=Then he constantly.
((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
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The forum also featured 22nd District hopefuls Kathy Byron and Kaye
A strong showing in technology issues has pushed the stock market higher.
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The DOW gained more 114 points.
NASDAQ was up 31.
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The Meals on Wheels program is adding breakfast to its menu.
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.
IN Q=I can't do it by myself
((RAY SEXTON: I CAN'T DO IT BY MYSELF, AND I CAN'T COOK ANYTHING REAL HARD TO
COOK. I MEAN I CAN OPEN A CAN OF SOMETHING OR OTHER AND HEAT IT UP, SOMETHING
LIKE THAT, BUT THAT'S ABOUT ALL I CAN DO. AND THIS MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE
DOESN'T IT? OH YEAH, IT CERTAINLY DOES.))
OUT Q=certainly does.
The L- O- A hopes to continue the breakfast program after the six month
pilot project ends.
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,
and Steve Mason brings us up to date on UVa's mister defense - safety Anthony
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
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.
IN Q="What we've...
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU Director; :00
OUT Q=...CHANGE IT."
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.
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.
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.
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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SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Defensive Back; :48(QUICK)
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((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.
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.))
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
The six year NBA veteran shooting guard signs a 7 year contract worth $33
To make room for Phills the Hornets released Rickey PIerce and Malik Rose.
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