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7STRIKE-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Those big brown U-P-S trucks will once again be a welcome sight across the country as the walkout is over.
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Last night Teamsters officials approved a tentative contract agreement with the company and sent it to members for a ratification vote.
That means workers should be back to work this morning.
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That's welcome news for some Roanoke workers.
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10:18:55 ((PAUL JOHNSON/UPS WORKER:WE WANT TO GET IT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS, ALL OF US ENJOY WORKING HERE, WE JUST HATE TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE A STAND AND DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. ))
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The settlement comes as welcome news to President Clinton, who's on vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
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4:07:56
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON: I THINK IT IS VERY MUCH IN THE INTEREST OF NOT ONLY THE COMPANY AND ITS EMPLOYEES, BUT ALSO OF ALL THE PEOPLE IT SERVES AND OF THE UNITED STATES. ))
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The new contract creates ten thousand new full-time jobs, limits subcontracting and increases U-P-S contributions to the union's pension and health plans.
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7E-POST-OFFICE


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Postal Service


Christiansburg residents are trying to save time and tradition with their local post office.
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The downtown post office is slated to be closed in September. When that happens, people will have to go to a new, larger post office near the New River Valley Mall.
But some residents say that's unacceptable.
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((JON HALBERSTADT/CHRISTIANSBURG RESIDENT: RATHER THAN PEOPLE DRIVING 3 OR 4 MILES OUT TO THE SHOPPING AREA-- WHICH IS NOT THE CENTER OF THE POPULATION BASE-- PEOPLE LIVE AROUND HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Jon Halberstadt/Christiansburg Resident;
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Town Council members say they want to preserve the the historic post office building-- But their bid to buy the property was rejected by the United States Postal Service.
Jon Halberstadt (HAL-BER-STAT) says the Postal service is violating federal law by closing a downtown office, without first studying its impact on the community.
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((Jon Halberstadt/Christiansburg Resident: POTENTIALLY GETTING INVOLVED WITH NATIONAL HISTORIC GROUPS, AND IF THERE IS A WAY OF GOING FORWARD WITH WASHINGTON, IT MAY BE A LAWSUIT. THE PROCESS HAS BEEN FLAWED))
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Last night, town council passed a resolution asking the Town Manager to try additional steps to keep the post office open.
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75-vmi


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For the next six months the 459 new cadets at Virginia Military Institute will undergo a grueling test of their physical, emotional and mental endurance at the hands of upperclassmen.
The school's first ever co-ed class begins the traditional rate line today.
Yesterday, the school's new female cadets took to the field for the first round of physical training.
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The women kept pace with men- for the most part, as upperclassmen ran them through the usual drill.
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((BROOK BARBOUR/F TROOP EXEC. OFFICER: WE'RE JUST TRYING TO EASE THEM INTO THE PROCESS. NOT TRYING TO SCARE THEM IN ANY WAY. IT'S JUST TRYING TO BRING THEM TOGETHER AND MAKING THEM WORK AS A TEAM.))
SUPER=02-Brook Barbour/F Troop Exec. Officer
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One cadet dropped back and had to sit out for a few minutes.
He eventually joined his company running three-by-three in "doubletime" and counting in cadence.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Make sure to bring your umbrella this morning it's going to be a raining day. Highs in the upper 70's near 80. Overnight lows in the low to mid 60's with foggy skies.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/21/97
Thursday:

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Movie-Review
Conspiracy Theory is an entertaining jumble of a movie that works if you can suspend your disbelief enough to buy its premise.
Mel Gibson is delightfully manic as Jerry, a paranoid cab driver with a conspiracy theory for every occasion. Julia Roberts is Alice, a courageous justice department investigator who begins to believe that his ravings may have some validity.
The two go up against some powerful and shadowy villains lead by a creepy Patrick Stewart, who wants Jerry disabled and Alice dead. The movie leaves almost as many questions as it does answers and won't stand up to close scrutiny, but for shear enjoyment purposes it fills the bill. Conspiracy Theory gets a "B" primarily for the first half of the movie that showcases Jerry and his wild scenarios. cutopen
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55E-POST-OFFICE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Postal Service


In Christianburg, residents could be headed to court to save a piece of history.
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The downtown post office is slated to be closed in September.
When that happens, people will have to go to a new, larger post office near the New River Valley Mall.
But some residents say that's unacceptable.
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((JON HALBERSTADT/CHRISTIANSBURG RESIDENT: RATHER THAN PEOPLE DRIVING 3 OR 4 MILES OUT TO THE SHOPPING AREA-- WHICH IS NOT THE CENTER OF THE POPULATION BASE-- PEOPLE LIVE AROUND HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Jon Halberstadt/Christiansburg Resident;
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Town Council members say they want to preserve the the historic post office building-- But their bid to buy the property was rejected by the United States Postal Service.
Jon Halberstadt (HAL-BER-STAT) says the Postal service is violating federal law by closing a downtown office, without first studying its impact on the community.
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SOT 7:47:59
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((Jon Halberstadt/Christiansburg Resident: POTENTIALLY GETTING INVOLVED WITH NATIONAL HISTORIC GROUPS, AND IF THERE IS A WAY OF GOING FORWARD WITH WASHINGTON, IT MAY BE A LAWSUIT. THE PROCESS HAS BEEN FLAWED))
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Last night, town council passed a resolution asking the Town Manager to try additional steps to keep the post office open.
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55E-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Floyd County man will have to wait until October to find out how much prison time he'll serve for causing a fatal car accident.
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Yesterday, a judge found Timothy Scott Chaffin 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.
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555-vmi


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-34
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Today marks the beginning of the first co-ed rat line at Virginia Military Institute.
For the next six months the new cadets will undergo a demanding test of their physical, emotional and mental endurance.
Yesterday, the students started their P-T regimen.
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SUPER=03-Lexington


The women kept pace with men- for the most part, as upperclassmen ran them through the usual drill.
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((BROOK BARBOUR/F TROOP EXEC. OFFICER: WE'RE JUST TRYING TO EASE THEM INTO THE PROCESS. NOT TRYING TO SCARE THEM IN ANY WAY. IT'S JUST TRYING TO BRING THEM TOGETHER AND MAKING THEM WORK AS A TEAM.))
SUPER=02-Brook Barbour/F Troop Exec. Officer
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One cadet dropped back and had to sit out for a few minutes.
He eventually joined his company running three-by-three in "doubletime" and counting in cadence.
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55weather


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It's shaping up to be a rather wet Wednesday--
More rain and thunderstorms likely across the region, with highs in the upper 70s.
Drying out by tonight.
Some patchy fog is possible, with lows dropping into the 60s.
Looking ahead to the next several days...
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8UPS-STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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It's back to work for U-P-S union members.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Last night union officials approved a new contract, ending the two week old strike.
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U-P-S is gearing up to resume full operations today, but company officials warn the first few days will probably be a little hectic.
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10:10:23 ((DAVID WALKER/WORKER: I'M NOT A SOAP OPERA FAN, I'M A PAINTER IN THE DAYTIME AND STUDENT AT NIGHT SO THIS IS GOOD FOR ME I'LL BE GLAD TO GO BACK TO WORK. 10:09:02 GLEN CAMPBELL: WE'RE REALLY OPTIMISTIC BUT WE STILL HAVE TO VOTE ON IT.))
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The new five year contract will now be sent to members for a ratification vote.
It creates ten-thousand new full- time jobs, limits subcontracting and increase U-P-S contributions to the unions pension and health plans.
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8E-VMI-Day-2


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=VMI


V-M-I's traditional rat line will appear a bit differently now that the school is co- ed.
Females have joined the males in the intense annual initiation ritual that
tests both the body AND the mind. (----------------)
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Yesterday morning the cadets got a taste of what they're in for today- with a bit of organized exercise... called "P-T" for physical training.
The upperclassmen in charge of this exercise say they're breaking in the freshmen rats easily... a preview of today when the rats meet the cadre.
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((BROOK BARBOUR/F TROOP EXEC. OFFICER: 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.
V-M-I reports all thirty women who signed in Monday remain enrolled.
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8E-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Floyd County man faces a possible 20- year prison sentence for his part in a head- on crash that killed another man.
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A judge found Timothy Scott Chaffin guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 24;


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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85-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-37
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If a new bill passes Congress, not only will tax evaders fear the I-R-S, so will deadbeat parents.
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JoAnn Cales says she and her two girls left an alleged alcoholic and abusive husband.
She says the family struggles financially when the child support check doesn't arrive.
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((JOANN CALES/PARENT: IT'S JUST THE DISAPPOINTMENT ON THEIR FACES WHEN WE LOOK IN THE MAILBOX AND THE CHECK HASN'T COME.))
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A proposed bill would put the I-R-S in charge--
That means taking the money directly from the offender's paycheck and slapping deadbeat parents with felony charges.
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((JEFF CUMBO/CHILD SUPPORT ADVOCATE: CROSSING STATE LINES WILL DO THIS PERSON NO GOOD. NOW IF HE WANTS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY, WE'RE WORKING ON THAT TOO.))
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State employees admit its tough to track deadbeat parents who leave Virginia.
But they are pleased with their work...
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SOT 3:07:44
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((LISHA WHITLOCK/DEPT. OF CHILD SUPPORT ENHANCEMENT: WE'VE COLLECTED OVER NINETEEN MILLION DOLLARS AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN BE PROUD OF. AND WE ARE PROUD OF IT.))
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Virginia Social Services says every month, more than 400-thousand children wait for a check that never comes.
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8weather


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Time again to check out the mid- week outlook--
Rainy today and cooler, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
The showers and storms will taper off tonight, with lows in the 60s.
Drier weather, meanwhile, for the rest of the work week....
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