06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The 15 day strike by the teamsters against U-P-S is all but over this morning.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Roanoke's teamsters leader is among union leaders nationwide that will be flying to Washington today to go over the agreement.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Milder temperatures as you wake up this morning--
We could see a spotty showers or two today, but more widespread rain is in the forecast by tomorrow.
We'll tell you all about it, coming up.
ANCHOR=Steve
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ANCHOR=Melanie


UPS-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net **Rolled from Newspath**
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


A tentative agreement has been reach by the Teamsters Union and U-P-S to end a 15 day strike.
Byron Pitts joins us from Washington where the deal was announced just after midnight.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;
SUPER=01-Alexis Herman/Labor Secretary;
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters President;
SUPER=01-David Murray/UPS Chief Negotiator;
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OUT Q=back to you.
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LOCAL-UPS


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


In Roanoke, striking Teamsters got word of the agreement BEFORE the announcement in Washington.
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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;
RUNS=:14
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 union 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;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=OUR SIGNS YET.
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VO-NAT


Even though union leaders have approved a tentative agreement, it will take a nationwide Teamster vote for any agreement to become permanent.
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E-Mentors


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


Virginia Military Institute has welcomed its first-ever female cadets.
30 young women reported to post yesterday.
But V-M-I admits it can't make the transition alone.
The school has turned to Texas and Vermont for help.
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VO-NAT
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!
RUNS=:16
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!
RUNS=:09
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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E-Gilmore


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


George Allen wants to make sure the Governor's office stays with the G-O-P, so he is lending his support to Jim Gilmore.
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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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SHERWOOD-UPS


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


The Teamsters union and United Parcel Service have reached a tentative agreement to end the 15-day strike.
Even before last night's annoucement out of Washington, striking workers in Roanoke knew the deal had been struck.
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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.
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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;
RUNS=:15
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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Riner-Fire


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


A Montgomery County family is homeless after an overnight fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Firefighters arriving on the scene in the community of Riner were greeted by intense smoke and flames.
The fire was first reported shortly before one a-m.
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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Community-Reax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=VMI


30 young women have made history at V-M-I--the school's first female cadets arrived on post yesterday.
Community reaction around Lexington is varied.
There are critics as well as supporters of co-education.
But as Stacey Martin found out few are without an opinion.
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SOT
IN Q=Every now and
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Jack Baizley/University Store Owner; :21
SUPER=01-Lori Olan/Lexington Sexual Assault Ctr.; :52
SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:05
SUPER=01-Cecil West-Settle/W & L Univ. Assoc. Dir.; 1:38
RUNS=1:56
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.


((Every now and then you'll see a sign here that little has changed in the quaint southern town of Lexington, Virginia.
And, to some extent that's true. People are friendly and tradition doesn't die without a fight.
But, die it did at VMI and changing times are here.
Lookout, the women are coming.
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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


Baizley says he's ready for their arrival but the subtle messages of dismay here aren't too hard to miss with t-shirts such as this and bumper stickers such as that.
And, Lori Olan, a counselor at the town's only sexual assualt center is ready as well.
But, with a more optimistic wait-and-see approach.
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SOT 13.32.46 - 13.32.59
IN Q=They've done a

((LORI OLAN/DIR. LEXINGTON SEXUAL ASSUALT CENTER: THEY'VE DONE A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF TRYING TO PREVENT EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE PREVENTABLE AND OF COURSE IT'S GOING TO BE THE FIRST YEAR AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE A LOT OF KINKS TO WORKOUT JUST AS WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAM.))
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OUT Q=any other program.
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SOT 15.25.00 - 15.25.17
IN Q=But most iomportantly

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY OFFICIALS AT NEIGHBORING WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY ARE ALSO OPTIMISTIC AND THAT SAYS A LOT. IT WAS ONLY 12 YEARS AGO OFFICIALS HERE HAD MANY OF THE SAME QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS TAHT VMI DOES TODAY.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=VMI does today


As these yearbooks from the mid-1980s indicate there were mixed feelings about the co-ed question then.
Concerns about continued high educational standards and sadness from the loss of tradition.
But, administrators now say opening-up the university 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.


But, whether or not locals are ready, for VMI the moment is here.
And, with the big decision behind them, many expect the incoming cadets to simply fall in line--creating a new tradition of their own.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Lexington. ))

E-Norfolk-Southern


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


One of our area's largest employers has become the target of a class action lawsuit.
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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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2-HEADLINES
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2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


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 yesterday to end the 15-day strike.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Buzz cuts and barracks are now a way of life for a group of 30 young women who have joined Virginia Military Institute.
V-M-I spent millions of dollars over six years in a failed court fight to remain all male.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And Hugs and tears of joy outside a New Orleans courtroom.
Women who had sued Dow Chemical over leaking breast implants won a big legal victory yesterday.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 19th.
ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

2-UPS-STRIKE


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


It's a done deal!
Labor secretary Alexis Herman this morning announced a tentative contract agreement between the Teamsters union and United Parcel Service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The deal calls for a five-year contract that increases the base wage for part-time workers.
It would also convert thousands of part-time jobs into full-time positions.
The settlement came after virtually nonstop federally mediated talks that began last Thursday.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( MURRAY: WE REALIZE OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE SUFFERED MANY INCONVENIENCES. I WANT TO ASSURE THEM, OUR GREAT SERVICE IS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE TO THEM VERY SOON.
CAREY: THE BEST SALESMAN FOR THE CUSTOMER, OF COURSE IS THE UPS PACKAGE GUY DRIVER. AND AS A RESULT WE WILL ENCOURAGE OUR MEMBERS-- AND THEY WILL DO IT ON THEIR OWN-- TO GET OUT THERE AND GET THAT CUSTOMER BASE BACK. ))
SUPER=01-David Murray/UPS Chief Negotiator; :00
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters President;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=BASE BACK.
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VO-NAT


The 15-day strike has disrupted package deliveries nationwide.
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2-LOCAL-UPS


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


Striking Teamsters in Roanoke were actually ahead of their national union; they got word of the tentative deal well before the announcement was made in Washington.
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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;
RUNS=:14
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 union leaders from across the country will learn the details of the agreement.
(/////SOT/////)
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;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=OUR SIGNS YET.
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VO-NAT


Even though union leaders have approved a tentative agreement, it will take a nationwide Teamster vote for any agreement to become permanent.
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E-Mind-Body


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=VMI


All eyes were trained on 30 young women who marched into Virginia Military Institute yesterday, the school's first-ever female cadets.
But several of the women and their male classmates got an early taste of the V-M-I Way-- by attending the Summer Transition Program in July.
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VO-NAT


Not only did they get a class out of the way-- they experienced the rigors of P-T- physical training.
There are daily pushups, situps and pullups.
Cadets also run- far.
No walk in the park, even for a cadet on a track scholarship.
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SOT 11:55:58
IN Q=This is some

((MARCUS LYNCH/VMI CADET: THIS IS SOME ROUGH RUNNING. THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS, UP AND DOWN HILLS. PULLUPS, UP AND DOWN THOUSANDS OF STEPS IT SEEMS LIKE, THIS IS ROUGH.)) ((WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, WE'RE ALL TOGETHER AND IT'S EQUAL RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Marcus Lynch/VMI Cadet; :
SUPER=01-Alexis Abrams/VMI Cadet; :06
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=equal right now.
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VO-NAT


But Roanoke psychologist Mike (CHIGG-glinsky) Chiglinksy is worried about the rat class-- living in a fishbowl with constant media attention-- and shouldering the pressure of being the first, walking new territory.
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SOT 11:36:11
IN Q=It is important

((MIKE CHIGLINKSY/APPALACHIAN COUNSELING CENTER: IT IS IMPORTANT IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTITUTION THAT THE LEADERSHIP TAKE AND ACTIVE ROLE IN ESTABLISHING WHAT ARE APPROPRIATE RESPONSES ON THE PART OF BOTH MALES AND FEMALES. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Chiglinksy/Appalachian Counseling Center; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=males and females.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=VMI


(CHIGG-linsky) Chiglinsky predicts the female cadets will undergo dramatic changes on post--both mentally and physically.

Ramsey


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=JonBenet Ramsey


The murder of JonBenet Ramsey apparently won't be solved anytime soon.
The ``Rocky Mountain News'' reports the Boulder, Colorado police chief sent an e-mail to a city councilman saying the probe will continue for months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;

4:10:58
Meantime, a lawyer for John and Patsy Ramsey says their own investigation into their daughter's murder has turned up nine credible leads.
But he says none is strong enough to hand over to authorities.
JonBenet was found beaten and strangled December 26th.
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dow-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A verdict has been reached in the nation's first class-action lawsuit over breast implants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;


A Louisiana jury yesterday ruled Dow Chemical failed to properly test silicone for use in the human body and concealed the dangers from women and their doctors.
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SOT
IN Q=This has been

4:15:59 ((LAWRENCE: THIS HAS BEEN THE TRUTH, ONLY LIES HAVE COME FROM DOW, COVERUPS, BIG COVERUPS. 4:17:01 LORNA PROPES:THIS JURY WAS SUBJECTED TO A BARAGGED OF MISLEADING STATEMENTS, MISLEADING EVICENCE, AND THE ONLY EXPLANATION I CAN GIVE TO YOU IS IN THE END IT GOT TO THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Karen Lawrence/Plaintiff; :00
SUPER=01-Lorna Propes/Dow Attorney; :08
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=IT GOT TO THEM.
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VO-NAT


The suit was filed on behalf of 18-hundred women.
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Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
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2-SHERWOOD-UPS


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


After a 15 day strike that disrupted package deliveries nationwide, United Parcel Service and the Teamsters have reached a tentative contract agreement.
U-P-S workers walking the picket line in Roanoke are cautiously optimistic about the deal.
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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.
(/////SOT/////)
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 agreement won't become permanent until union members across the country get a chance to vote on it.
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VMI-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.
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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E-McCall


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Oliver McCall


A former heavyweight boxing champ is in trouble with the law again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


32-year old Oliver 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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E-Volvo-GM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=None


200 thousand and counting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


That's the number of trucks that have rolled off the assembly line at the Volvo Truck plant in Pulaski County since 1975.
Yesterday management and employees marked the occasion.
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5:53:33 5:55:18:23
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((MARC GUSTAFSON/VOLVO TRUCKS PRESIDENT & CEO:PRODUCING 200-THOUSAND VEHICLES IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES EASY, THESE PEOPLE WORKED VERY HARD FOR A LONG TIME, THEY CERTAINLY HAD THEIR SHARE OF CHALLENGES AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THE PEOPLE HERE AND THE JOB THAT THEY'VE DONE. SHERIDAN GARRISON/AMERICAN FREIGHTWAYS PRESIDENT:NOT VERY OFTEN DO YOU GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT LIKE THIS, THERE'S A LOT OF BLOOD AND SWEAT AND TEARS, GOING INTO THIS COMPANY, I'M SURE, AND YOU CAN TELL IT BY LOOKING AT THE FINISHED PRODUCT. ))
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The 200 thousandth truck was manufactured for American Freightways.
It's part of the company's new Volvo V-N Series.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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ANCHOR=Melanie


U-P-S management and Teamsters union members have reached a tentative settlement that could end the 15 day old strike.
Local union President Jimmy Sherwood brought the news to the Roanoke picket line last night.
Sherwood is headed to Washington today to learn the details of the agreement.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


All eyes were watching as 30 young women made history yesterday as they reported to post at the Virginia Military Institute ending a century and a half of all-male enrollment.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Virginia Republicans are making their way down the campaign trail.
Governor Allen and Jim Gilmore made a stop in Roanoke last night hoping to earn the support of voters.
Gilmore says his commitment to education and his tax plan are strong enough to win Southwest Virginia.
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