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[7-11City-Council]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC35:36]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph Smith]


Newly sworn-in mayor Ralph Smith took his seat on Roanoke City Council yesterday.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


As he promised during the campaign, Smith said he will work to insure that Roanoke government is open and responsive to all of its citizens.
But first, he's working to master parliamentary procedure.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We all remember when we learned to ride]

((WE ALL REMEMBER WHEN WE LEARNED TO RIDE A BICYCLE AND WE ALL REMEMBER WHEN WE FIRST STARTED MEMORIZING OUR ABCs. I FEEL LIKE I'M TRYING TO DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME HERE TODAY.)) ((I'M REALLY HONORED TO BE HERE IN THIS SPOT, AND I'LL DO MY VERY BEST FOR YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=my very best for you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's council meeting was also the first for new members Bill Bestpitch and Bill Carder.
As the top vote-getter among the council candidates, Carder will serve as Vice Mayor.
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[7-11Danville-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:09:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville has new leadership at the top.
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[VO-NAT]



By a seven to two vote, Council made John Hamlin mayor.
Wayne Wiiliams won a unanimous vote for vice mayor.
Mayor Hamlin is a 14 year veteran of the Danville city council.
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[SOT 3:42:16]
[IN Q=It's a different]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT'S A DIFFERENT SITUATION BECAUSE WHAT I HAVE TO DO NOW IS WELCOME OF ALL ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY AND NO ONE IS LEFT OUT AND EVERYONE PLAYS A PART IN OUR FUTURE.))
[SOT 3:44:44]

((WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: I'M STARTING MY THIRD YEAR ON COUNCIL I WAS ELECTED OVER TWO YEARS AGO. I'M VERY EXCITED TO BE IN THE POSITION OF VICE MAYOR. IT'S QUITE AN HONOR BEING RECOGNIZED BY MY FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Williams/Danville Vice Mayor; :14]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=fellow council members]
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[VO-NAT]


Two new city council members and three incumbents took their seats yesterday.
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[7-11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:47:42]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Republican senate candidate George Allen is making his campaign rounds in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Allen's driving around the state in a recreational vehicle, stopping at country stores, suburban shopping centers and city markets.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going to take]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR CAMPAIGN, OUR IDEAS AND OUR PRINCIPLES TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA, FIGHT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN AND FAMILIES AND ENTREPRENEURS OF VIRGINIA AND OBVIOUSLY FIGHT AGAINST THESE OUT-OF-TOUCH ILL CONSIDERED PUNISHING TAXES THAT OTHERS WILL PROPOSE.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) Candidate for Senate;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=others will propose.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen's R-V has a 75-gallon tank. He says it would cost less to keep it filled if the Clinton administration would change its "inept" energy policy.
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[7-11Motorcycle-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-21 49:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

The woman killed in a weekend motorcycle accident has been identified by police.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night;]


She was 28-Year old Christy Mae Blankenship of Vinton.
She was a passenger on the motorcycle headed east on Shenandoah Avenue late Saturday night.
Police say it swerved to avoid a car. Blankenship was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a light pole.
The man driving the bike- -William David Damewood of Roanoke-- was also injured and is in critical condition.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Now, let's take a break from the news to check your Independence day forecast..... Expect a partly sunny day with a chance of storms... highs will reach the upper 80's... Tonight will be partly cloudy with light winds 10-15 mph... overnight lows will be in the lower to mid 60's....



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[45-11Lightnin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


Wytheville's Lightnin plant is closing by the end of the year, and that will leave 70 people looking for new jobs.
Lightnin has made equipment used to treat water and manufacture drugs in the Fairview Industrial Park for more than two decades.
Its parent company, S-P-X Corporation in Michigan, says decreased demand for parts is to blame for the closing.

[45-2-L'burg-Principals]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net?]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]

A decision by the Lynchburg school board continues plans to reassign four school principals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

After weeks of phone calls and public meetings, the board spent another ninety minutes debating its decision last night. Just a handful turned out for this meeting. After a long discussion behind closed doors, the school board told them their voices had been heard, but the reassignments would be upheld.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the final]
[SOT 00:18:36]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, IT'S OUR JUDGMENT THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AS A WHOLE THAT THOSE PERSONNEL MOVES REMAIN IN PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Chairman]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=remain in place.]


Because they are personnel moves, the board can't make public the specifics of why they're being made. That hasn't sat well with the concerned parents who say the moves were done too quickly and without apparent reason.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I expected]
[SOT 00:21:36]

((LYNETTE LEVALLEE/PARENT: I EXPECTED THIS RESULT, BUT IT STILL DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN NO REASONS THAT THIS IS A GOOD CHANGE FOR THE SCHOOLS.))
[Super=01-Lynette Levallee/Parent;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=for the schools.]
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[VO-NAT]


In the meantime, parents do say they'll support the new principals and continue to stay involved in their schools.


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[45-11Augusta-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:34:25]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Invest.]


A heart attack is believed to have triggered last year's crash of a small plane in Augusta County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Deerfield/July 2, 1999]


The twin engine piper went down near the community of Deerfield last July. The pilot, Doctor Brian Hawley of Forest City, Arkansas, was the only person on board.
The National Transportation Safety Board found that the airplane had been on a continuous maintenance program, and the wreckage indicated the plane was under power at the time of the impact.
There were enough remains to conduct an autopsy, but the N-T-S-B reports the pilot's father, two uncles and a cousin had all suffered fatal heart attacks.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The N-T-S-B ruled the probable cause was "loss of control... due to pilot in-capa-citation following a heart attack."

[45-11Syphilis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:15:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A syphilis outbreak is putting Danville in an unflattering spotlight--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Danville-Pittsylvania Community Health Coalition is trying to educate people on the sexually transmitted disease.
The local health department counted nearly one hundred cases in Danville last year.
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[SOT 5:27]
[IN Q=It's not something]

((LOVELLE MAXWELL/COMMUNITY HEALTH COALITION: IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE ARE PROUD OF OR HAPPY ABOUT. ANYTIME SOMEONE IS ENGAGING IN BEHAVIOR THAT IS SELF DESTRUCTIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD BE ALARMED ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Lovelle Maxwell/Community Health Coalition;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=alarmed about]
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[VO-NAT]


Of the 99 syphilis patients in Danville, 91 of them were African Americans.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast..
Partly sunny for your July fourth holiday...with a chance of storms early on.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy and comfortable tonight with lows in the mid 60s.
Looking ahead as you head back to work tomorrow...


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[8-11Pulaski-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:19:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Authorities have released the name of the Pulaski County woman shot to death over the weekend by her female friend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Yesterday;]


Deputies say 23-year-old Sherry Lynn Wiley was killed by her roommate during a quarrel inside the house they shared in Dublin.
26-year-old Sherry Lisa Cressell faces second-degree murder and felony firearms charges.
She's being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail.
She'll be arraigned tomorrow morning.
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[8-11Motorcycle-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-21 49:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

Police have released the identity of the woman killed in a weekend motorcycle accident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night;]


She was 28-Year old Christy Mae Blankenship of Vinton.
She was a passenger on the motorcycle headed east on Shenandoah Avenue late Saturday night.
Police say it swerved to avoid a car. Blankenship was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a light pole.
The man driving the bike- -William David Damewood of Roanoke-- was also injured and is in critical condition.
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[8-11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC35:36]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph Smith]

New Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith has taken his seat on Roanoke City council.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


As he promised during the campaign, Smith said he will work to insure that Roanoke government is open and responsive to all of its citizens.
But first, he's working to master parliamentary procedure.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We all remember when we learned to ride]

((WE ALL REMEMBER WHEN WE LEARNED TO RIDE A BICYCLE AND WE ALL REMEMBER WHEN WE FIRST STARTED MEMORIZING OUR ABCs. I FEEL LIKE I'M TRYING TO DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME HERE TODAY.)) ((I'M REALLY HONORED TO BE HERE IN THIS SPOT, AND I'LL DO MY VERY BEST FOR YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=my very best for you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's council meeting was also the first for new members Bill Bestpitch and Bill Carder.
As the top vote-getter among the council candidates, Carder will serve as Vice Mayor.
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[8-11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:47:42]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]

Republican George Allen is hitting the pavement is his senate candidacy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Allen's driving around the state in a recreational vehicle, stopping at country stores, suburban shopping centers and city markets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going to take]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR CAMPAIGN, OUR IDEAS AND OUR PRINCIPLES TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA, FIGHT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN AND FAMILIES AND ENTREPRENEURS OF VIRGINIA AND OBVIOUSLY FIGHT AGAINST THESE OUT-OF-TOUCH ILL CONSIDERED PUNISHING TAXES THAT OTHERS WILL PROPOSE.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) Candidate for Senate;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=others will propose.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen's R-V has a 75-gallon tank. He says it would cost less to keep it filled if the Clinton administration would change its "inept" energy policy.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Let's turn to your forecast once more...
A chance of storms early on for your holiday...otherwise partly sunny with highs reaching the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight for those fireworks and lows in the mid 60s.
Looking ahead as you head back to work tomorrow...


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