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[7-11Comair]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05 1:20:33]
[GRAPHIC=Comair]

Comair pilots are on strike and all flights have been cancelled. This after a compromise between the pilots union and the airline could not be reached yesterday. President Bush says he's considering intervening. Kate Weidaw went to the Roanoke Regional Airport to see how passengers are being affected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Grubbe/Passenger; :16]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Swedapetre/Passenger; :35 (QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=01-Tom Richmond/Passenger; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((Comair flights arriving and departing Roanoke were on time Sunday afternoon...
[NAT SOUND OF FLIGHT CHIC CALLING FLIGHTS]
[RUNS= 5]


but cancellations in other parts of the country meant passengers in the Star City had to be rerouted and even transferred to other airlines.

[SOT 2:56:11]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS GRUBBE/PASSENGER: THEY TRANSFERRED ME TO U.S. AIR TO A FLIGHT TO CHARLOTTE, TO MEMPHIS THEN TO LITTLE ROCK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


In anticipation of a pilots' strike - the nation's second largest regional airline began canceling flights. It means passengers like Tammy Swedapetre will be getting back to New York hours later than she expected.

[SOT 2:53:57]
[INQ=]

((TAMMY SWEDAPETRE/PASSENGER: OUR FLIGHT IN TO NEW YORK GOT CANCELED AND IT'S GOING INTO ANOTHER AIRPORT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


The cancellations come after the airline and the pilots' union could not compromise on retirement benefits, pay, and work rules. As a result - 25-thousand passengers who are booked on Monday flights will face changes in their travel plans. Tom Richmond came to the airport Sunday afternoon to see his family off.

[SOT 2:51:37]
[INQ=]

((TOM RICHMOND: I ASKED ABOUT FLIGHTS NEXT WEEK WHETHER OR NOT I NEED TO REBOOK THOSE FLIGHTS AND HE SAID IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW LONG THE STRIKE LASTS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


While passengers didn't have a problem leaving on Sunday - it could be a different story when it's time to return home. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE PRO]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

If you are scheduled on a Comair flight today you can call 1-800-354-9822 or check the web at comair dot com.
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[7-11D'Ville-Syphilis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:21:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Its been a couple of years since Virginia's Health Department made Danville the first city to receive money from the Centers for Disease Control grant - but it's apparently helping. The number of residents suffering from syphilis has dropped nearly 20 percent last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August 8, 2000]


Ever since, the city's health department and two medical facilities expanded free services for patients suffering from syphilis. So far in 2001 - Danville no longer has the highest rate of syphilis in the state. Now Norfolk has that distinction.
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[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break to check your work week weather - expect partly sunny skies with winds 10 to 20 miles an hour. Highs will be in the low to mid 40's. Lows in the 20's.

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 3/27/01
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-9/Amanda Gibson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Shauna Brinkley/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-3/Fadhil Al-redainy/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-2nd/Clayton & Mary Gearheart/Radford]



[SUPER=130-49/Mae Woody/Martinsville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-2nd/Ronnie & Donna Shelor/Riner]



[SUPER=130-3/Jarrod Shannon/Martinsville] pronounced "Jared"


Twins:
[SUPER=130-/Ruth Bova & Ann Whitlock/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-5/Keith Crews, Jr./Halifax]



[SUPER=130-7/Joshua Harvey/Dry Fork]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Alice Ratcliff/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-47/Karen Turner/Daleville]



[SUPER=131-/David Aaron/Eagle Rock]



[SUPER=131-/Deborah Witcher/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Phyllis LaBraie/Lynchburg]



[SUPER=131-/Stanley Hurt/Roanoke][cutopen]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[45-WV-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Pearisburg man was shot and killed over the weekend.
Authorities say 31- year- old Timmy Lee Stewart was killed in a shooting incident in Princeton, West Virginia.
No other information is available at this time.
Police are still investigating.

[45-11RKE-AX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC 34:40]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A head on collision in Roanoke County sent two people to the hospital.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Authorities say an eighteen year old was driving down Randall Drive yesterday when he swerved into the other lane causing the collision, near Pitzer Road. The other driver was an elderly man who was taking his dog for a ride. Authorities say the man's brown and white terrier, Snuggles is now missing. Both drivers were taken to Roanoke Memorial with minor injuries.
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[45-11Bob-Dole]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC 1:53:53]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Dole]

Virginia's Republican candidate for Attorney General got a backing from former Presidential Candidate Bob Dole.

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


Dole stopped in Roanoke yesterday afternoon to endorse Jerry Kilgore. Kilgore is unopposed for the Republican nomination for Attorney General. Dole told the crowd Kilgore is just what Virginia is looking for.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:19:37]
[IN Q=we have a great]

((BOB DOLE: WE HAVE A GREAT CANDIDATE IN JERRY KILGORE I HEARD ABOUT HIM, READ ABOUT HIM, HEARD PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HIM HE'S ALREADY BEEN AROUND THE TRACK ONCE HE'S READY FOR THIS JOB.))
[SOT 9:06:21]

((JERRY KILGORE: HE'S ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S ICONS IS BOB DOLE AND I'VE LOOKED UP TO HIM GROWING UP.)) [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 9:06:39]

((I'M JUST HONORED THAT HE WOULD STOP ON HIS JOURNEY THROUGH ROANOKE TO DO A SMALL RALLY WITH ME.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Dole/Former Senator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Attorney General Candidate]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=rally with me.]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[45-11Dole-Speech]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC 7:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Dole wasn't just stumping for Republican candidates in the Roanoke Valley. He also took some time to speak to an audience at Roanoke College. Dole spoke about the need to remember the courage of World War Two veterans, personal responsibility, and the state of American politics.
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[45-11Home-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC 31:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]

If home improvement was on your mind over the weekend, the Home Show was the place to be.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

1-hundred 60 exhibitors packed the Salem Civic Center for the 31-st annual Home Show. There were ideas for remodeling your kitchen or building a screened in porch. Organizers say the Home Show is a great place to find answers to all kinds of building related questions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:32]
[IN Q=they basically]

((JOHN BROCK: THEY BASICALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH THINGS ARE GOING TO COST AND WHETHER THEY WANT TO DO IT THEMSELVES OR PAY SOMEBODY TO DO THE SERVICE AND THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-John Brock/Show Chairman;]
[RUNS=6]
[OUT Q=what's out there.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The show wrapped up yesterday afternoon. All of the proceeds from the show go to the Home Builders Association.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break to check your work week weather - expect partly sunny skies with winds 10 to 20 miles an hour. Highs will be in the low to mid 40's. Lows in the 20's.

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[SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Winds 10-20 MPH/40-45/Partly/Cloudy/20-25;]
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[8-WV-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police are investigating the shooting death of a Pearisburg man.
Authorities say 31- year- old Timmy Lee Stewart was killed in the incident over the weekend in Princeton, West Virginia. They say Stewart was shot in the head. No other information is available at this time.
Police are still investigating.

[8-11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05 1:20:33]
[GRAPHIC=Comair]


All Comair flights are canceled today.
Pilots are on strike after contract negotiations with the airline broke down in Washington late yesterday afternoon.
Kate Weidaw went to the Roanoke Regional Airport to ask passengers how they're handling their interrupted travel plans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Grubbe/Passenger; :16]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Swedapetre/Passenger; :35 (QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=01-Tom Richmond/Passenger; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((Comair flights arriving and departing Roanoke were on time Sunday afternoon...
[NAT SOUND OF FLIGHT CHIC CALLING FLIGHTS]
[RUNS= 5]


but cancellations in other parts of the country meant passengers in the Star City had to be rerouted and even transferred to other airlines.

[SOT 2:56:11]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS GRUBBE/PASSENGER: THEY TRANSFERRED ME TO U.S. AIR TO A FLIGHT TO CHARLOTTE, TO MEMPHIS THEN TO LITTLE ROCK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


In anticipation of a pilots' strike - the nation's second largest regional airline began canceling flights. It means passengers like Tammy Swedapetre will be getting back to New York hours later than she expected.

[SOT 2:53:57]
[INQ=]

((TAMMY SWEDAPETRE/PASSENGER: OUR FLIGHT IN TO NEW YORK GOT CANCELED AND IT'S GOING INTO ANOTHER AIRPORT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


The cancellations come after the airline and the pilots' union could not compromise on retirement benefits, pay, and work rules. As a result - 25-thousand passengers who are booked on Monday flights will face changes in their travel plans. Tom Richmond came to the airport Sunday afternoon to see his family off.

[SOT 2:51:37]
[INQ=]

((TOM RICHMOND: I ASKED ABOUT FLIGHTS NEXT WEEK WHETHER OR NOT I NEED TO REBOOK THOSE FLIGHTS AND HE SAID IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW LONG THE STRIKE LASTS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


While passengers didn't have a problem leaving on Sunday - it could be a different story when it's time to return home. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE PRO]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

If you are scheduled on a Comair flight today you can call 1-800-354-9822 or check the web at comair dot com.
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[8-11Home-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC 31:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You probably have some big dreams and big plans to spruce up your house if you made it to the Home Show over the weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

1-hundred 60 exhibitors packed the Salem Civic Center for the 31-st annual Home Show. There were ideas for remodeling your kitchen or building a screened in porch. Organizers say the Home Show is a great place to find answers to all kinds of building related questions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:32]
[IN Q=they basically]

((JOHN BROCK: THEY BASICALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH THINGS ARE GOING TO COST AND WHETHER THEY WANT TO DO IT THEMSELVES OR PAY SOMEBODY TO DO THE SERVICE AND THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-John Brock/Show Chairman;]
[RUNS=6]
[OUT Q=what's out there.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The show wrapped up yesterday afternoon. All of the proceeds from the show go to the Home Builders Association.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break to check your work week weather - expect partly sunny skies with winds 10 to 20 miles an hour. Highs will be in the low to mid 40's. Lows in the 20's.

[SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE]
[SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Winds 10-20 MPH/40-45/Partly/Cloudy/20-25;]
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED)