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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - August 19, 1997, Winchester, Virginia The Winchester Star 102nd Year 39 24 SECTIONS VIRGINIA AUGUST 1997 6673200 25 CENTS THE CLARKE COUNTY FAIR Star Photos by Scott Mason Contestants battle for greased pigs at the fair on Monday For a see Page Tradition and Fun Fair Offers Old New Options By KATHERINE NEWHOUSE The Winchester Star BERRYVILLE There were bright animals crowded in cotton and peo ple According to Billy fair nearly were out during Monday nights action at the 43rd annual Clar ke County About 24 hours ago this place was of Milleson said on Monday night during the first full day of the weeklong You could actu ally see Route 7 but now it would take a helicopter to see Milleson said he was thrilled to see so many people out enjoy ing This is what it is all Among all the people and the ferris wheel that stood 70 feet tall were the monstrous oak a feature which Milleson said separates the Clarke Coun ty Fair from any other fair in the Those trees are as much a part of this as Milleson said much of the fair is about including the pig which took place on Monday night the sheep Sarah Elliston waves to the audience after being named Little Miss Clarke County For a see Page scheduled for 9 today the dairy at noon on Thursday and the calf scheduled for 7 on He that this years fair will have some differ ent Milleson said the new events include bull riding at on Wednesday and dirt bike rid ers at on Both are going to be a lot of fun and something new for those who have been coming for a lot of he He said though there seems to be a lot of focus on the carni which opened Monday the fair is a way to cel ebrate the agricultural lifestyle of Clarke Its a time to show off what youve Milleson Its a contest among Brenda Benson of Clarke County said her sole purpose for coming to the fair is to show the sheep she and her husband Denson has been coming to the fair for 40 years and is See Fair Page A2 UPS and Teamsters Agree to End Strike By EUNKYUNG KIM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON UPS and the Teamsters announced an agree ment today to end the 15day strike that has crippled the na tions largest package But United Parcel Service of ficials warned of possibly layoffs as the company struggles to rebuild business lost in a strike that idled We realize that our customers have suffered many inconvenienc and I want to assure them that our great service is going to be available to them very David chief negotiator for said at an early morning news Approval of the deal may come as early as The two sides agreed late on Monday to a fiveyear deal that includes the creation of fulltime jobs existing part time The company also will raise pay for fulltime work ers by an hour over the life of the contract and agreed to keep a multiemployer pension Before the an average fulltime driver for UPS was paid an After years of taking it on the working families are telling big companies that we will fight for the American Team sters President Ron Carey This is not just a Teamster vic this is a victory for all work ing The Challenge Bouncing Back By JAMES PELTZ Los Angeles Times United Parcel Services deep financial resources helped it weather the Teamsters 15day but the nations largest shipping company now faces new challenges restoring work er goodwill and regaining busi ness from newly skeptical cus Getting its operations back in gear and moving backlogged packages shouldnt take With a tentative settlement in workers are expected back on the job by In its the company has deep pockets and good and still has skilled The company could offer price cuts and other incen tives to bring back business from unhappy But restoring the morale of its enormous work force of worldwide especially the domestic workers represented by the Teamsters will be business experts The companys family See Challenge Page A12 Teamsters leaders from around the country and members of the bargaining committee were flying to Washington today to consider who ap peared with Labor Secretary Alex is Herman and added that the company hopes to welcome back the striking employees quick UPS spokesman Ken Sternad told CNN we have a plan to get our business up and running very quickly but conceivably up to jobs might be Certainly there are jobs that will not be he said at UPS headquarters in Hope through growth we will be able to replace them It will just depend on package Competitors rushed into the vacuum created by the strike and Sternad estimated 5 percent of UPS business might continue to be taken by UPS officials would not detail the concessions they won from the but Carey acknowl edged that the fiveyear plan was longer than he On Marthas a vaca tioning President Clinton praised both sides for coming The issues that were at the heart of their negotiations are important to our nations economic strength and to all he See UPS Strike Page A12 Mir Crew Faces Hard Task BARRY RENFREW Press Writer Mirs RussianAmerican crew re placed a faulty part in the failed main computer part of intricate repairs to get onboard sys tems working again and regain full control of the disabled space Ground said it could take days to fully fix the Space officials said the crew found and changed the faulty piece in the which failed on Monday in a breakdown that left Mir short of power and wobbling in its Crew members then started reloading information to make the computer Further tests were planned to see if the computer was working nor The crew must then spend at least one more day switching on Mirs which adjust the posi tion of the orbiting station so that its solar panels receive energy from the Space officials stressed that the crew of two Rus sians and an American were in nc The crew is expected to spend most of today checking and fixing the problem with their onboard Restoring the Mirs orientation will take two or three Russian Mission Control spokesman Valery He wouldnt comment on what went wrong in the Although the Mir was hit by a similar problem in mission control said it would take longer to restore the computer this time because the cause of the latest shutdown was not immediately The computer shut off in July when one of the crew members accidentally disconnected a vital The computer problem means delays will occur be fore the crew can begin trying to fix damage from a June 25 collision with a cargo Plaintiffs Win 1st Part Of Dow Implant Case By DAVID OLMOS Los Angeles Times A New Orleans jury hearing the first classaction trial over silicone breast implants found on Monday that Dow Chemical knew silicone was potentially harmful to humans and conspired with the major manufacturer of the devices to withhold safety data from The verdict came in the first phase of a trial in which women have sued Dow saying the silicone that leaked into their bodies from damaged implants caused a variety of dev astating The Louisiana verdict is the third and biggest case to go against Dow Chemical in breast Tomorrow Chance of showers INDEX 67 49 10 Dear 8 12 911 11 MISS YOUR PAPER Call 6673200 7 pm implant and increases the likelihood that the company could face massive liability in the thousands of similar cases pend ing across the The ruling likely will reignite debate over the use and misuse of science in the courtroom that is at the heart of the bitter contro versy over breast As companies have been hit with multimilliondollar verdicts over their roles in the breast implant critics have lashed out at plaintiffs lawyers and juries for ignoring a growing body of scien tific studies that have found no link between implants and dis What weve learned today is that in spite of overwhelming sci See Implant Case Page A2 New Hand Device Lets Quadriplegics Hold Items By KASPER ZEUTHEN Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration on Mon day approved a new surgically implanted electronic hand device that will enable some quadriple gics to hold and release ob The Freehand the first of its kind approved anywhere in the operates through an ingenious substitute for the brain nerve impulses that normally tell See Hand Page A2 New VMI Cadets Say Final Goodbye To Their Old Lives Associated Press Brooke one of 30 women in the freshman class at stands with her male classmates after they were given haircuts on By PETER FINN The Washington Post LEXINGTON On a cadet named John Logan enrolled at the Virginia Military Institute by signing the schools matriculation be ginning an unbroken line of male names in three leatherbound On Monday at a cadet named Beth Anne of Junction for mally ended VMIs allmale tra dition with the single flourish of her By the 2 430 men and 30 women had en VMI officials had ex pected as many as 32 but said some candidates whom they would not identify decided recently not to Officials said 30 would be enough to make coeducation The colonel made a remark that something precious to us has just been ripped from Beths April said after leaving her daughter on But we have complete trust in this On the freshmen will enter VMIs storied Rat six months of facetoface interrogation and relentless testing of the schools newest But Monday was for saying goodbye to kids look Their mothers look very and their fathers try to look like theyre not ner But thank God its finally Michael Bissell for hearing speeches on the rig ors that and for The barbershop brought one of the few surprises Womens hair was left longer than the Male cadets emerged with stubble on the side and half an inch on The womens hair was cut to three eighths of an inch on the side and one inch on VMI officials earlier had said everyone would be treated simi When reporters asked about the Major Jo siah Bunting the schools responded through his spokesman Tell them the difference is not worth worrying School spokesman Mike Strickler added that haircut and See VMI Page A3
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