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7school-information

ANCHOR=Beth
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We have some school announcements to make this morning.
Schools in Pulaski County and Radford City Schools will be opening TWO hours late.
Again, Schools in Pulaski County and Radford City will be delayed TWO hours.


7Accident


ANCHOR=Beth
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An Appomattox man is dead following a bizarre accident.
Police say 31-year-old David Ray Maddox was driving south on Route 29 near Five Forks Road in Amherst County last night when the door of his pickup truck swung open.
Maddox and one of his passengers fell out.
The truck ran off the road and hit a cable box.
Maddox died at the scene.

7Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-85
GRAPHIC=Warner, John


Virginia Senator John Warner says a government shut-down CAN be avoided.
But only IF Congress and President Clinton work TOGETHER on the budget.
Some critics say the gridlock is causing the American people to become IMPATIENT with the new Republican led Congress.
But despite the discontent, Warner says he's STILL the most popular Republican with ALL registered voters in Virginia.
SS=News 7 Poll


A recent News 7-- Roanoke Times poll shows 53-percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Warner.
That's UP from July.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But within his own party, Warner faces stiff competition from economist Jim Miller.
G-O-P support for Warner has held steady at 41-percent, while Miller has seen a slight increase to 39-percent.
But Warner says statewide support is what really matters.
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SOT warner tape 15:47:32
IN Q=Furthest thing

((U.S. SENATOR JOHN WARNER: FURTHEST THING FROM MY MIND IS A YEAR FROM TODAY. BUT STATEWIDE I PULL VERY STRONGLY AMONG ALL THE THREE MILLION PERSONS IN VIRGINIA ELIGIBLE TO VOTE. AND I KEEP WELL ABOVE THE 50-PERCENT MARK AND THAT'S THE ONLY POLL YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON.))
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VO-NAT


The News 7 poll also showed Democratic candidate MARK Warner-- no relation to the incumbent-- would face DEFEAT at the hands of EITHER Republican, if the election were held today.
But in a GENERAL election, JOHN Warner is the MUCH stronger candidate against MARK Warner.
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7Roanoke-Housing


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 95-87
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In Roanoke, more people may find it easier to afford housing.
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority just completed a model home for the Homeownership Opportunities Program.
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VO-NAT
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HOP helps moderate and low income families buy their first home.
There are a variety of floor plans available.
The homes are customized to meet the needs of the buyer.
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SOT 14:08:48
IN Q=THE MAIN THING

((WESLEY WHITE/DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: THE MAIN THING IS TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WHICH IN A LOT OF CASES IS NOT AVAILABLE TO LOW-MOD INCOME FAMILIES. WE'RE TRYING TO FIT THAT NICHE AND WE THINK HOME OWNERSHIP DEFINITELY BENEFITS THE CITY.))
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The model is a three bedroom, one and a half story home.
There is a cathedral ceiling in the living and dining area.
This house will go for around 67-thousand dollars.
But the Authority is building other less expensive models.
The proceeds from the sale of these homes will go back to HOP.
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7Scouts


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cro
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In Rockbridge County, heavy rainfall and cold temperatures proved a bad combination for some Tidewater Boy Scouts who were camping in the mountains.
Emergency crews rescued 20 scouts suffering from hypothermia early yesterday, guiding them over a gorge filled by a rain-swollen river.
Rescue workers say the group was cold and wet but in good spirits when help arrived.
All the boys have been treated and released from nearby hospitals.

55school-information


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


We have some school announcements to make this morning.
Schools in Pulaski County and Radford City Schools will be opening TWO hours late.
Again, Schools in Pulaski County and Radford City will be delayed TWO hours.


55Accident


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


An Appomattox man is dead following a bizarre accident.
Police say 31-year-old David Ray Maddox was driving south on Route 29 near Five Forks Road in Amherst County last night when the door of his pickup truck swung open.
Maddox and one of his passengers fell out.
The truck ran off the road and hit a cable box.
Maddox died at the scene.

55Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-85
GRAPHIC=Warner, John


Virginia Senator John Warner says a government shut-down CAN be avoided.
But only IF Congress and President Clinton work TOGETHER on the budget.
Some critics say the gridlock is causing the American people to become IMPATIENT with the new Republican led Congress.
But despite the discontent, Warner says he's STILL the most popular Republican with ALL registered voters in Virginia.
SS=News 7 Poll


A recent News 7-- Roanoke Times poll shows 53-percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Warner.
That's UP from July.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But within his own party, Warner faces stiff competition from economist Jim Miller.
G-O-P support for Warner has held steady at 41-percent, while Miller has seen a slight increase to 39-percent.
But Warner says statewide support is what really matters.
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SOT warner tape 15:47:32
IN Q=Furthest thing

((U.S. SENATOR JOHN WARNER: FURTHEST THING FROM MY MIND IS A YEAR FROM TODAY. BUT STATEWIDE I PULL VERY STRONGLY AMONG ALL THE THREE MILLION PERSONS IN VIRGINIA ELIGIBLE TO VOTE. AND I KEEP WELL ABOVE THE 50-PERCENT MARK AND THAT'S THE ONLY POLL YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON.))
SUPER=@WARNER;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=YOUR EYE ON
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VO-NAT


The News 7 poll also showed Democratic candidate MARK Warner-- no relation to the incumbent-- would face DEFEAT at the hands of EITHER Republican, if the election were held today.
But in a GENERAL election, JOHN Warner is the MUCH stronger candidate against MARK Warner.
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55Roanoke-Housing


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 95-87
GRAPHIC=housing


In Roanoke, more people may find it easier to afford housing.
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority just completed a model home for the Homeownership Opportunities Program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


HOP helps moderate and low income families buy their first home.
There are a variety of floor plans available.
The homes are customized to meet the needs of the buyer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:08:48
IN Q=THE MAIN THING

((WESLEY WHITE/DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: THE MAIN THING IS TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WHICH IN A LOT OF CASES IS NOT AVAILABLE TO LOW-MOD INCOME FAMILIES. WE'RE TRYING TO FIT THAT NICHE AND WE THINK HOME OWNERSHIP DEFINITELY BENEFITS THE CITY.))
SUPER=01-Wesley White/Development Director;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=benefits the city
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VO-NAT


The model is a three bedroom, one and a half story home.
There is a cathedral ceiling in the living and dining area.
This house will go for around 67-thousand dollars.
But the Authority is building other less expensive models.
The proceeds from the sale of these homes will go back to HOP.
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55Scouts


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


In Rockbridge County, heavy rainfall and cold temperatures proved a bad combination for some Tidewater Boy Scouts who were camping in the mountains.
Emergency crews rescued 20 scouts suffering from hypothermia early yesterday, guiding them over a gorge filled by a rain-swollen river.
Rescue workers say the group was cold and wet but in good spirits when help arrived.
All the boys have been treated and released from nearby hospitals.

8snow


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE# 95-80
GRAPHIC=none


It was snowing in the area this morning.
The New River Valley was hit particularly hard.
State police say many roads are covered with snow, making conditions there hazardous.
Several minor accidents have been reported.
Schools in Radford City and Pulaski County are operating TWO HOURS LATE.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The snow also came down in the Roanoke Valley.
As you can see, it stuck car windshields and the ground.
We'll have a complete forecast in a few minutes.
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8Amherst-Fatal


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cro
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In other news,
An Appomattox man is dead after he fell OUT of his pickup truck.
Police say 31-year-old David Ray Maddox was driving south on Route 29 near Five Forks Road in Amherst County last night... when a door of his truck swung OPEN.
Maddox and one of his passengers fell out, and the truck ran off the road, and hit a cable box.
Maddox died at the scene.

8Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-77
GRAPHIC=Goodlatte, Bob


State Republicans picked up a number of seats in Congressman Bob Goodlatte's district.
Goodlatte says voter turnout was the difference in the races that DID go to Democrats.
He says in Roanoke, incumbent Democrants worked HARD to get supporters to the polls.
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SOT warner tape 15:43:32
IN Q=Unfortunately Brandon Bell

((U.S. CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: UNFORTUNATELY BRANDON BELL LOST AS A RESULT OF THAT. HE GOT MORE VOTES THAN WHEN HE WAS ELECTED IN 1991, BUT THE TURNOUT WAS HIGHER AND THAT COST HIM. ELSEWHERE, IN MY DISTRICT WE DID VERY WELL. WE PICKED UP TWO SENATE SEATS.))
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=Election 95


Republican Emmit Hanger won the SENATE seat in Shenandoah Valley and G-O-P candidate Steve Newman was elected in Lynchburg.
The party held onto THREE open house- seats in the sixth district.

8Dimon


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 95-78
GRAPHIC=Business News


One of the largest employers in the greater Danville area is enjoying a BIG turnaround.
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VO-NAT


Dimon Incorporated reports profits for the FIRST quarter of fiscal 1996 came in at SIX-million-dollars.
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


That's a BIG improvement over the same period a year ago, when the company posted a LOSS due to merger-related activities.
Dimon was formed last April when Dibrell Brothers of Danville combined forces with Monk Austin, a North Carolina tobacco processor.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


The company says it had increased sales in the first quarter because of continued reductions in the worldwide tobacco surplus, and increased foreign demand.

8Burlington


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 95-75
GRAPHIC=Burlington Logo


It was also a strong quarter for Burlington Industries, another large employer in our area.
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VO-NAT


Burlington reports its fourth quarter profits are up 18-percent.
The textile giant says its house and carpet divisions had higher earnings.
The apparel division was NOT as strong.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


Burlington employs almost FIVE-THOUSAND people in Virginia.
It has plants in Bath, Campbell, Carroll, Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Rockbridge counties.

8Jazz-Jam


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-92
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The joint was jumping once again.
The old Dumas Hotel was renovated and reopened in 19-92.
Now it's called The Henry Street Music Center and Jazz Institute.
And yesterday the center hosted Jazz Jam Seven.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Big Band and jazz musicians tantalize listeners ears for four hours all in the name of charity.
The event benefited the music center.
Total Action Against Poverty runs the facility.
The proceeds will help TAP restore the upper floors and repair the elevator.
The music center has jazz events several times a year.
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8weather


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Turning now to weather,
Most of the areas around us are getting snow this morning.
Temperatures will be in the high 30s today.
A winter storm watch is in effect late tonight and tomorrow.
Temperatures tonight will be in the low 30s.
We'll get a break from the snow this afternoon before another system moves in again later this evening.