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7SHERWOOD-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


U-S postal workers could be getting a break -- the U-P-S strike may be coming to an end.
The Teamsters union and United Parcel Service have reached a tentative agreement to end a 15-day strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Local Teamsters President Jimmy Sherwood delivered the news to the picketline at 10:20 last night.
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SOT 10:21:56
IN Q=we'll wait and see

((JIMMY SHERWOOD/TEAMSTERS LOCAL 171 PRESIDENT: WE'LL WAIT AND SEE, BUT THEY WOULDN'T CALL US UP THERE UNLESS IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD PUT OUT. BUT I JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW, YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB-- PROUD OF EVERYBODY!!!applause UNITY!))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Teamsters Local 171 President;
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OUT Q=applause.
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VO-NAT


These workers will continue on the picket line until they here the result of a meeting this evening.
Sherwood and local teamsters leaders from across the country will meet with Teamsters President Ron Carey in Washington at seven o'clock.
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SOT 11:09:41
IN Q=CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC

((WES RUSSEAU/STRIKING UPS WORKER: CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GOING BACK TO WORK , AND THAT AN AGREEMENT WAS TENTATIVELY MADE TODAY, BUT I THINK I CAN SPEAK FOR ANYBODY HERE, WE'RE DUG IN, WE'RE NOT GOING BACK TO WORK UNLESS WE GOT WHAT WE WANT. ))
SUPER=01-Wes Russeau/Striking UPS Worker;
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OUT Q=what we want.
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VO-NAT


The tentative agreement won't become permanent until union members across the country get a chance to vote on it.
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7E-Mentors


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=VMI


History has been made.
30 young women reported to post at V-M-I yesterday.
After 158 years of all-male enrollment the school has turned to Texas and Vermont for help in making the transition to co-education.
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SUPER=03-Lexington;


Eight women and four men from Texas A&M and Norwich University are at V-M-I as upperclass mentors.
Both schools say they made the mistake of isolating the women when they first went co-ed in the mid-70s.
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SOT TAPE ONE 02:34:22
IN Q=Obviously whenever

((MARK ANDREWS/TEXAS A&M: OBVIOUSLY WHENEVER YOU SEPARATE THE FEMALES INTO ONE SPECIFIC ENTITY THERE'S GONNA BE SOME DIVISION. AND THEY'RE GONNA BE ISOLATED. AND THAT GOES AGAINST THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE CORPS. YOU WANT TO BECOME ONE UNIFIED CLASS.))
SOT TAPE TWO 02:46:13

((EMILY VAN ARMAN/NORWICH CADET: SO I KNOW THAT IT'S GONNA BE A LONG ROAD FOR VMI.))
SUPER=01-Mark Andrews/Texas A&M Cadet; :00
SUPER=01-Emily Van Arman/Norwich Cadet; :14 QUICK!
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OUT Q=road for VMI.
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VO-NAT


The mentors will give advice when asked... and work hard to meet VMI's standards themselves.
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SOT TAPE ONE 02:27:37
IN Q=I'm here to

((JENNIFER BUETTNER/TEXAS A&M CADET: I'M HERE TO PLAY THEIR GAME. AND I'M HERE TO PLAY IT THEIR WAY. AND I'M HERE TO HELP THEM IN WHATEVER WAY I CAN.))
sot TAPE TWO 03:01:37

((COL. MIKE BISSELL/VMI ASSIMILATION EFFORT CHAIRMAN: IT'LL ALSO HELP OUR UPPERCLASS CADETS, GETTING USED TO WORKING WITH FEMALE UPPERCLASSMEN.))
SUPER=01-Jennifer Buettner/Texas A&M Cadet; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Bissell/VMI Assimilation Effort Chair; :06 QUICK!
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OUT Q=female upperclassmen.
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VO-NAT


Six V-M-I cadets are also at each of the other schools this fall, seeing co-ed military education in action.
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7Riner-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Fire


An overnight fire ripped through a Montgomery County home leaving one family homeless.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Firefighters arriving on the scene in the community of Riner were greeted by intense smoke and flames.
The home is a total loss, but the residents--a family of five--made it out safely.
They told fire officials a smoke detector woke them up.
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7E-Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


One of our area's largest employers could be headed to court.
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VO-NAT


Members of the United Transportation Workers' Union are suing Norfolk Southern for what it calls "the disgusting and barbaric practice of not providing flush toilets" on its trains.
The union seeks unspecified damages.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


N-S employees relieve themselves in a plastic bag draped over a "spike can".
It's the only class one freight railroad in the U-S without flush toilets.
N-S says says its practices are go beyond all federal and state standards.
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7weather


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And taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... Much cooler today with highs in the upper 70's to low 80's -- overnight lows in the low to mid 60's.
With the chance for some light rain.
And taking a look ahead....

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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/20/97
Wednesday:

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55LOCAL-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


U-P-S says it hopes to welcome back 185- thousand striking workers in a matter of days.
A tentative agreement to end the Teamsters strike against U-P-S was announced early this morning.
In Roanoke, striking Teamsters got the word a couple hours before the Washington news conference.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


At 10:20 last night Local Teamsters President Jimmy Sherwood brought the news to the picket line.
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SOT 10:21:36
IN Q=i would ask you

((JIMMY SHERWOOD/TEAMSTERS LOCAL 171 PRESIDENT: I WOULD ASK YOU ALL TO KEEP UP THE PICKET LINES, BUT I WANTED YOU TO KNOW TONIGHT, WE DO HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT CONSISTS OF, I WILL FIND OUT WHEN I GET UP THERE.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Teamsters Local 171 President;
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OUT Q=when i get up there.
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VO-NAT


Sherwood and another local teamsters leader are headed to Washington, D.C. today.
They will take part in a 7 P-M meeting with Teamsters President Ron Carey, where local teamster leaders from across the country will learn the details of the agreement.
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SOT 11:11:01
IN Q=WE'LL LOOK AT IT.

((DAVID WALKER/STRIKING UPS WORKER: WE'LL LOOK AT IT WHEN IT COMES BACK, IF WE LIKE IT WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT A YES, AND IF NOT...WE'RE NOT BURNING OUR SIGNS YET.))
SUPER=01-David Walker/Striking UPS Worker;
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OUT Q=OUR SIGNS YET.
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VO-NAT


The deal still has to be approved by union leaders.
It includes the creation of ten-thousand new full-time jobs.
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55VMI-Reax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


A century and a half of all-male tradition ended yesterday at Virginia Military Institute, as the school welcomed its first female cadets.
And those around the Lexington are voicing their opinions of the move to co-education.
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SUPER=03-Lexington;


Twelve years ago the university decided to admit women.
And, as officials there explain, though the decision was difficult at the time, the change has since bettered the institution.
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SOT 14.42.41 - 14.42.44
IN Q=I think they'll

((CECIL WEST-SETTLE/WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY'S ASSOC. DEAN: I THINK THEY'LL FIND OUT IT'S ONE OF THE GREAT MOMENTS IN THEIR HISTORY.))
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OUT Q=in their history.
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VO-NAT


But, elsewhere around Lexington, some residents are not yet sold on the idea of women at VMI.
Some fear that tradition will be loss as well as some of the high training standards for which the institution is known.
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SOT 14.06.17 - 14.06.29
IN Q=I don't have

((JACK BAIZLEY/STORE OWNER: I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WOMEN AT VMI WITH A BIG IF. IF IT DOESN'T SOFTEN THE REGIMENT THAT THE FRESHMEN GO THROUGH.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the freshmen go through
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55E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Virginia Republicans


The race for governor is just three months away.
Governor Allen is trying to make sure Jim Gilmore will succeed him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The two Republicans were on the campaign trail last night in Roanoke, trying to drum up support AND money for Gilmore's campaign.
Gilmore believes he has a good shot at winning Southwest Virginia.
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SOT 7:03:01
IN Q=THE REASON IS CLEAR

((JIM GILMORE/R CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE REASON FOR THAT IS CLEAR. MY STRONG COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION, MY COMMITMENT TO PUTTING 4000 NEW TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOMS. AND BECAUSE I'M GOING TO ELIMINATE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ON CARS AND TRUCKS. AND THAT PROGRAM IS CATCHING FIRE EVERYWHERE IN THE STATE. ))
SUPER=@Gilmore1;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=IN THE STATE
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VO-NAT


Governor Allen says Democratic nominee Don Beyer's criticism of Gilmore's tax plan will increase as the election draws near.
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SOT 7:39:34
IN Q=IT DOESN'T MATTER

((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THEY'LL COME UP WITH ANY ARGUMENT-- IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER IT'S TRUE, JUST TRY TO SCARE PEOPLE -- IN FACT THEY REALIZE, THE PEOPLE WANT THIS TAX ELIMINATED. THEY HATE IT, THEY HAVE TO PAY IT ONCE A YEAR, IT'S UNFAIR ))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=IT'S UNFAIR
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VO-NAT


Gilmore will continue his campaign swing through the area later this morning in Salem.
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55weather


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Checking the Tuesday outlook--
Variable cloudiness, with some isolated showers.
Cooler highs near 80.
Cloudy skies and patchy drizzle tonight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
And taking a peek at the next few days...
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8SHERWOOD-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


Fleets of those familiar brown United Parcel Service trucks could be back on the streets in a matter of days.
U-P-S and the Teamsters union reached a tentative agreement late last night to end the 15-day strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Local Teamsters President Jimmy Sherwood delivered the news to the picketline at 10:20 last night.
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SOT 10:21:56
IN Q=we'll wait and see

((JIMMY SHERWOOD/TEAMSTERS LOCAL 171 PRESIDENT: WE'LL WAIT AND SEE, BUT THEY WOULDN'T CALL US UP THERE UNLESS IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD PUT OUT. BUT I JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW, YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB-- PROUD OF EVERYBODY!!!applause UNITY!))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/Teamsters Local 171 President;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=applause.
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VO-NAT


These workers will continue on the picket line until they here the result of a meeting this evening.
Sherwood and local teamsters leaders from across the country will meet with Teamsters President Ron Carey in Washington at seven o'clock.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:09:41
IN Q=CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC

((WES RUSSEAU/STRIKING UPS WORKER: CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GOING BACK TO WORK , AND THAT AN AGREEMENT WAS TENTATIVELY MADE TODAY, BUT I THINK I CAN SPEAK FOR ANYBODY HERE, WE'RE DUG IN, WE'RE NOT GOING BACK TO WORK UNLESS WE GOT WHAT WE WANT. ))
SUPER=01-Wes Russeau/Striking UPS Worker;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=what we want.
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VO-NAT


The tentative deal includes creation of ten-thousand new full-time jobs.
It also increases the base wage for part time workers.
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8VMI-Reax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


V-M-I'S 30 female cadets were up before dawn, training with their male classmates.
Yesterday the women broke the military Institute's 158 year legacy as a men- only institution.
A glimpse into the future of V-M-I may lie just down the road at Washington and Lee University.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Twelve years ago the university decided to admit women.
And, as officials there explain, though the decision was difficult at the time, the change has since bettered the institution.
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SOT 14.42.41 - 14.42.44
IN Q=I think they'll

((CECIL WEST-SETTLE/WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY'S ASSOC. DEAN: I THINK THEY'LL FIND OUT IT'S ONE OF THE GREAT MOMENTS IN THEIR HISTORY.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=in their history.
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VO-NAT


But, elsewhere around Lexington, some residents are not yet sold on the idea of women at VMI.
Some fear that tradition will be loss as well as some of the high training standards for which the institution is known.
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SOT 14.06.17 - 14.06.29
IN Q=I don't have

((JACK BAIZLEY/STORE OWNER: I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WOMEN AT VMI WITH A BIG IF. IF IT DOESN'T SOFTEN THE REGIMENT THAT THE FRESHMEN GO THROUGH.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the freshmen go through
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8Riner-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Fire


A smoke detector saved the lives of a Montgomery County family when an early morning fire destroyed their home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Firefighters arriving on the scene in the community of Riner to find intense smoke and flames.
The home is a total loss, but the residents made it out safely.
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8E-Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


A class- action lawsuit has been filed against Norfolk Southern for its toilet practices.
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VO-NAT


Members of the United Transportation Workers' Union are suing Norfolk Southern for what it calls "the disgusting and barbaric practice of not providing flush toilets" on its trains.
The union seeks unspecified damages.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


N-S employees relieve themselves in a plastic bag draped over a "spike can".
It's the only class one freight railroad in the U-S without flush toilets.
N-S says says its practices are go beyond all federal and state standards.
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8E-McCall
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Oliver McCall


Former heavyweight boxing champ Oliver McCall is facing assault charges.

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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


32-year old McCall is in the Henry County jail without bond after his wife accused him of assaulting her early yesterday morning.
McCall got a six months suspended sentence last month for cocaine charges.
He was previously cited for disorderly conduct and driving under the influence of alcohol.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Now here's another look at Tuesday's weather--
A mixture of clouds and sunshine today, with a few scattered showers this morning.
Highs around 80.
Clouds and drizzle developing tonight.
Lows in the low to mid 60s.
As for the rest of the week...
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