[7-81-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-32:43]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A small accident caused big problems on Interstate-81 yesterday....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Authorities say one tractor trailer rearended another on northbound I-81 near the 5-81 interchange around 4 Sunday afternoon.
Traffic was backed up for miles--- hours after the incident.

Nobody was injured in the accident, state police say traffic charges have been filed.
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[7-11Truck-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08 - TC-1:48:21]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

It was not a time to rest when a truck driver pulled off at a truck stop yesterday...
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[VO-NAT - :22+]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The cab of a tractor trailer caught fire shortly after 6 o'clock last night at a truck stop off of Interstate 81. Fire officials say leaking diesel fuel caught fire just as the rig driver was about to go to sleep. Another truck driver alerted him that his cab was on fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished, and did not spread to any other truck. Nobody was injured, the truck is a total loss.
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[7-Fire-Open-House]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Roanoke County is opening its door to the public. This weekend, the county will host an open house at many of its fire and rescue stations. Tours will be available at all of the county's rescue facilities except Bent Mountain and Clearbrook.
(XXXXX)

[TAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT FS] Tours are scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from eleven A-M to three P-M. There will be free blood pressure checks for adults, and a chance for kids see the fire trucks and ambulances. Plus, folks will be on hand for those who want to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
(XXXXX)



[45-11Zoo-Mothers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-1:06:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some local mom's had a special Mother's Day surprise yesterday...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Mill Mountain Zoo held its annual Mom's Day at the Zoo.
Every mother accompanied by a child got into the zoo for free yesterday.
For many, it was a pleasant surprise when they showed up at the ticket window.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:07; 9:50]
[IN Q=I think its great]

((JUDY HOLE: I THINK IT'S GREAT. WE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS LIKE THAT UNTIL WE GOT HERE AND ORDERED THE TICKETS. THEY SAID MOMS ARE FREE, GREAT, IT'S WONDERFUL.)) ((DEENA DAVIS: WE HAVE A NEW ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY, THREE WEEKS OLD ON TUESDAY AND A LOVELY BIG SISTER WHO IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB AND IT'S A VERY SPECIAL DAY, A LOT TO CELEBRATE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Hole; :00]
[SUPER=01-Deena Davis; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=to celebrate today]
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[VO-NAT]


More than five hundred moms took advantage of the free admission.
Each mom received a free stuffed animal before leaving.
The Mill Mountain Zoo has conducted this program for more than a decade.
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[45-11Glenvar-Science]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC-11:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some local high school students were destined to reach their goal one day--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


A Glenvar High School Destination Imagination team recently won first place at the state level.
They will now go on to compete in the global finals in Knoxville Tennesse later this month.
That's where teams from all over the world will gather to display their creative-problem solving abilities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:15]
[IN Q=We had to build]

((BILLY THOMSEN/GLENVAR HIGH SCHOOL: WE HAD TO BUILD A CAR CALLED THE GAME PIECE THAT WOULD TRAVEL TO FOUR DIFFERENT SPOTS ON THE GAMEBOARD AND WHEN IT GOT TO THOSE SPOTS IT WOULD HAVE TO USE A ODT TO SOMEHOW LAUNCH VARIOUS OBJECTS INTO THE RECEIVER.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Thomsen/Glenvar High School Student; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=into the receiver]
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[VO-NAT]


Although the team has won several regional and state awards, this is the first time they've competed at a national level.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:37]
[IN Q=I'm pretty excited]

((TRISTAN LECKIE/GLENVAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: I'M PRETTY EXCITED BECAUSE I'VE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE 3RD GRADE AND WE'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO GET TO GLOBAL. SO IT TOOK US AWHILE TO GET TO REGION THEN WE FINALLY STARTED GOING TO STATE SO THE LEAST YEAR WE'RE DOING THIS WE'RE GOING TO GET TO GO GLOBAL SO THATS PRETTY COOL ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Tristan Leckie/Glenvar High School Student]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=cool about that]
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[VO-NAT]


The trip will cost nearly three thousand dollars.
To help pay for it, the team is holding a garage sale next Saturday in the Woodbridge Neighborhood in South Salem.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[45-11Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC-1:04:27]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident sent two people to the hospital in Roanoke County yesterday...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened just before noon yesterday on Kessler Mill Road just off Route 311.
Police say the driver of a green Toyota was heading towards Salem when she crossed the center line hitting a gold Chevrolet.
Both drivers were taken to Roanoke Memorial with minor injuries.
Police have charged Kira Mason with failure to maintain control of vehicle.
She is recovering from a fractured leg.
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[8-6-Montpelier]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-21:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some scientists are digging for clues at James Madison's boyhood home- Mount Pleasant... The home burned down when Madison was nine years old.
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[VO-NAT 01-24 2:00:44]
[SUPER=03-Orange/File Tape; ]

The foundation of the house is about a half-mile from Montpelier, and was discovered last summer. Archaeologists had been looking for the house during seven previous years of excavations. This summer, the archaeologists and students from James Madison University plan to investigate the site further.
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[8-Power-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-16:38]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The plans are still underway to build a power plant in Danville...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April, 2001]


The (Mirr-ent) Mirant Corporation in February canceled plans to build a 400-million dollar natural gas power plant in the Airside Industrial Park.
One week later, the State Corporation Commission issued a permit for the plant.
City Leaders in Danville hope that approval will help attract a new buyer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:23:17]
[IN Q=I understand if someone]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: I UNDERSTAND IF SOMEONE WERE TO COME IN THAT LICENSING PROCESS WHICH THE NEW COMPANY COULD POSSIBLY TAKE OVER WOULD NOT BE ANYWHERE NEAR AS LENGTHY AS WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE SO THEY CAN STEP IN AND NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT LONG PROCEDURE.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that long procedure]
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[VO-NAT]


But Mayor Hamlin says it could take up to two years to find a new developer for the plant.
Mirant pulled out of the project citing the global recession and falling energy prices.
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[8-11Truck-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08 - TC-1:48:21]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

It turned out to be restless sleep for one truck driver...
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :22+]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The cab of a tractor trailer caught fire shortly after 6 o'clock last night at a truck stop off of Interstate 81. Fire officials say leaking diesel fuel caught fire just as the rig driver was about to go to sleep. Another truck driver alerted him that his cab was on fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished, and did not spread to any other truck. Nobody was injured, the truck is a total loss.
(------------)



[8-3-6-Fire-Open-House]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Roanoke County is opening its door to the public. This weekend, the county will host an open house at many of its fire and rescue stations. Tours will be available at all of the county's rescue facilities except Bent Mountain and Clearbrook.
(XXXXX)

[TAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT FS] Tours are scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from eleven A-M to three P-M. There will be free blood pressure checks for adults, and a chance for kids see the fire trucks and ambulances. Plus, folks will be on hand for those who want to learn more about becoming a volunteer. (XXXXX)