08:25-01

7County-Body

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police hope an autopsy scheduled for today will help unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of a man-- whose body was found yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Authorities say 26- year- old Christopher Lee Wilson was found dead at his workplace--General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue.
Wilson's co- workers discovered his body shortly after 7 A-M.
Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death.
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7Fed-Workers


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#594-34
GRAPHIC=Government Shutdown


While President Clinton plans to meet with top lawmakers at the White House again today for more budget talks, local federal workers say they need some questions answered NOW--
Congressman Bob Goodlatte responded yesterday.
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(/////SOT/////)
IN Q=Since the government
SOT 10:42:40 (Tape 1)

((STEVE LAX/FEDERAL WORKER: SINCE THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T MANAGE THEIR OWN BUDGET HOW COME THEY HAVE TO MESS UP MY BUDGET.)) ((GARY GREEN/FEDERAL WORKER: I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF HE THINKS ITS APPROPRIATE THAT CONGRESS GETS PAID WHILE WE'RE ON FURLOUGH AND THEY ARE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.)) ((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: WELL, I DON'T THINK IT LOOKS GOOD AND CERTAINLY THERE HAVE BEEN EFFORTS MADE IN THE CONGRESS THAT WOULD HOLD UP OUR COMPENSATION UNTIL THE MATTER IS RESOLVED. I THINK IF ANYTHING LIKE THIS OCCURS AGAIN THERE ARE A LOT OF CHANGES IN THAT OUGHT TO BE MADE IN LEGISLATION IN ANTICIPATION OF THESE KIND OF CONFRONTATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Steve Lax/Federal Employee; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Green/Federal Employee; :07
SUPER=@Goodlatte; :12
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=kind of confrontations.
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VO-NAT


Goodlatte says he's still optimistic something can be worked out.
He also says this may be an election issue later in the year.
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7Layoffs


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe

TAPE95-109
GRAPHIC=ATT


AT&T's announcement of major cuts in its workforce means 40-thousand more people will NOT be getting pay checks at all.
Their jobs are being CUT in a huge reorganization.
But, the layoffs will NOT impact this area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Meanwhile the New River Valley is still trying to comeback after losing the A-T-and-T plant in Fairlawn five years ago.
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


More than one thousand people lost their jobs, including Kimberly
(Burr-SHETT) Burchett.


She found another job after taking advantage of a job training program for displaced workers.
Burchett recommends going back to school, especially if your former employer will help out.
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SOT 14:17:18
IN Q=Yes, if it's offered

((KIMBERLY BURCHETT/FORMER AT&T EMPLOYEE: YES, IF IT'S OFFERED THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO. THAT WAY YOU COULD GET ANOTHER EDUCATION UNDER YOUR BELT.))
SUPER=01-Kimberly Burchett/Former AT&T Employee;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=under your belt.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


Pulaski leaders say since the dark days of the early 1990's, their region has one thousand MORE jobs than BEFORE the A-T-and-T layoff.
They admit though, many of the jobs don't pay as well.

7Morrison


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=VPI SU


A Virginia Tech student says she was raped by two Tech football players and she's suing the school and the two men.
Christy Braun-kala (Brzonkala) filed the complaint in federal court, claiming Tech and the two team members violated her civil rights.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


She says Linebacker Tony Morrison- -and another player- -raped her in September of 94.
Morrison was convicted of sexual assault by a University Judicial Committee last Spring and suspended for two semesters.
(Braun-kala) Brzonkala claims Head Coach Frank Beamer was responsible for getting the suspension overturned-
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD

though Morrison was later kicked off the team for some un-related offenses.
Neither Morrison- -nor the other player, James Crawford- -were allowed to go to the Sugar Bowl.
Tech issued a statement last night, saying it expects the facts- -once fully presented in court- -will support the University's position.

7Ashe-Statue


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-111 ashe-statue
GRAPHIC=none


The Richmond Planning Commission has decided to consider an international competition to design a sculpture of tennis star Arthur Ashe.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/July 17;


Yesterday's decision came after the commission gave preliminary approval last year to an artist's design for the statue on Monument Avenue.
The commission's meeting was originally intended to approve minor changes in the design.
But objections raised this week by art critics and others opened the door for more debate on the statue's design.
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7Weather


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


ONE Northbound lane of I-81 at Dixie Caverns is blocked while crews tow away a tractor trailer that overturned this morning.
State police advise motorists to use caution if headed that way.
Cold temperatures and freezing rain are causing Galax City Schools to open ONE HOUR LATE today.
The rain should end this morning today will be mostly cloudy and windy
Temperatures will be in the lower 40s.

55I-81


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


A tractor trailer overturned in the Northbound lane of I-81 at Dixie Caverns early this morning. One lane is blocked while crews tow away a tractor trailer.
State police advise motorists to use caution if you are traveling that way.

55L'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#=95-103
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police believe speed may be a factor in an accident that killed a Lynchburg man yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


Police say 33- year- old Ricky Roberts was driving in the 700 block of Leesville Road when he ran into a tree.
The car was so badly mangled, Roberts had to be cut from the wreckage.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Roberts was not wearing a seat belt.
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55PAYNE


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-100
GRAPHIC=tobacco


New opposition challenges the federal government's proposal to impose TOUGHER restrictions on the use and marketing of tobacco products.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blairs/Yesterday;


Congressman L- F Payne and North Carolina Congressman Richard Burr have sent a detailed letter to the FDA, calling the proposal UN-constitutional.
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SOT
IN Q=What the

((REP. L. F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.:WHAT THE FDA IS PROPOSING IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE LEGISLATIVE PREROGATIVES OF THE CONGRESS. UNDER OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, IT IS THE CONGRESS AND NOT UN-ELECTED BUREAUCRATS WHO ARE GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY. RUSS SIMPSON/TOBACCO FARMER:IT'S FAMILY, IT'S TRADITION, AND IT IS A LIVELIHOOD, THAT'S THE WAY WE PAY OUR BILLS IS WITH TOBACCO, THERE'S NOTHING, NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE TO TAKE ITS PLACE.))
SUPER=@Payne; :00
SUPER=01-Russ Simpson/Tobacco Farmer; :17
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=take its place.
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VO-NAT


The letter was signed by more than 120 lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans.
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55Anti-tobacco


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-97
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Tobacco industry OPPONENTS in Virginia praise President Clinton and F-D-A Director David Kessler for having the courage to take on the powerful lobby.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Virginia's chapter of the Group To Alleviate Smoking in Public -- or GASP -- fired off seven pages of its own comments to the FDA yesterday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04:07:15
IN Q=When you have

((ANNE MORROW DONLEY/VA. GASP: WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE LIKE FORMER PRESIDENT CARTER WHO WENT TO CLINTON AND URGED HIM TO TAKE THIS STEP. AND SAID THAT HE HAD HAD THE CHANCE TO TAKE THIS STEP AND HADN'T DONE IT. THAT HE HAD BELIEVED THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY THAT THEY WOULD REGULATE THEMSELVES AND THEY HAD LIED TO HIM. I THINK THAT'S ALSO VERY SIGNIFICANT. THAT NOW THOSE OF US WHO ARE OUT THERE AND WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR MANY YEARS, AND WHO HAVE BEEN SUFFERING AND SEEING PEOPLE DYING WITH TOBACCO RELATED ILLNESSES, THAT WE SEE NOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS WILLING TO LISTEN.))
SUPER=01-Anne Morrow Donley/Va. GASP;
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=to listen.
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VO-NAT


GASP points out that cigarette sellers regularly display tobacco products in a way that entices children.
The proposed FDA regulations are all aimed at trying to keep children from buying, smoking... or even wanting tobacco products.
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55Tech-Return


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=VT SUgar Bowl


The Virginia Tech Hokies are finally back from their Sugar Bowl victory.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The team returned from New Orleans yesterday afternoon.
While there was no fanfare, there were plenty of smiles.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:58:26
IN Q=It was just

((BRIAN EDMUNDS/VIRGINIA TECH FULLBACK: IT WAS JUST TREMENDOUS. I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A GAME THAT MEANT SO MUCH TO A GROUP OF PEOPLE. IT WAS JUST A GREAT FEELING. ))
SUPER=01-Brian Edmunds/Virginia Tech Fullback;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a great feeling
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


From Roanoke Regional Airport, the Hokies jumped on three charter buses and headed to Blacksburg.
They were met by a dozen fans-- showing gratitude, and looking for autographs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:54:23
IN Q=I THINK THEY

((KERRI BEASLEY/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: I THINK THEY NEED THE SUPPORT. I DON'T THINK THEY GET THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE AND THEY WORKED HARD. I DEFINITELY THINK THEY NEED PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE BEHIND THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Kerri Beasley/Virginia Tech Fan;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=we're behind them
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VO-NAT


Even though victory was sweet, most players are not sticking around to bask in the glory.
Many are heading home for what's left of their winter vacation.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Cold temperatures and freezing rain are causing Galax City Schools to open ONE HOUR LATE today.
The rain should end this morning today will be mostly cloudy and windy
Temperatures will be in the lower 40s.

8I-81


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Icy road conditions are causing numerous fenderbenders throughout the region this morning -
And an overturned tractor trailer is causing delays on I-81 at Dixie Caverns.
One NORTHBOUND lane is now blocked while crews tow away the truck.
Police strongly advise using caution while out on the roads this morning.

8County-Body


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


An autopsy may help police unravel the mystery surrounding the death of a man whose body was found yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Authorities say 26- year- old Christopher Lee Wilson was found dead where he worked at General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue.
Wilson's co- workers discovered his body shortly after 7 A-M.
Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
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8Fed-Workers


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#594-34
GRAPHIC=Government Shutdown


While President Clinton plans to meet with top lawmakers at the White House again today for more budget talks, local federal workers say they need some questions answered NOW--
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(/////SOT/////)
IN Q=Since the government
SOT 10:42:40 (Tape 1)

((STEVE LAX/FEDERAL WORKER: SINCE THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T MANAGE THEIR OWN BUDGET HOW COME THEY HAVE TO MESS UP MY BUDGET.)) ((GARY GREEN/FEDERAL WORKER: I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF HE THINKS ITS APPROPRIATE THAT CONGRESS GETS PAID WHILE WE'RE ON FURLOUGH AND THEY ARE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.)) ((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: WELL, I DON'T THINK IT LOOKS GOOD AND CERTAINLY THERE HAVE BEEN EFFORTS MADE IN THE CONGRESS THAT WOULD HOLD UP OUR COMPENSATION UNTIL THE MATTER IS RESOLVED. I THINK IF ANYTHING LIKE THIS OCCURS AGAIN THERE ARE A LOT OF CHANGES IN THAT OUGHT TO BE MADE IN LEGISLATION IN ANTICIPATION OF THESE KIND OF CONFRONTATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Steve Lax/Federal Employee; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Green/Federal Employee; :07
SUPER=@Goodlatte; :12
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=kind of confrontations.
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VO-NAT


Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he's still optimistic something can be worked out.
He also says this may be an election issue later in the year.
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8Apco


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=apco


Appalachian Power gets a NEW name with the new year.
Apco and six other subsidiaries of American Electric Power are now using the name and logo of American Electric. Apco officials say the single-company strategy will NOT mean any legal, financial or regulatory changes.

8Annexation


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-102
GRAPHIC=annexation


Roanoke County wants permanent protection from annexation-
Yesterday the board of supervisors requested a controversial change in the county's charter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


The proposed legislation is bringing complaints from Roanoke city council and skepticism from some lawmakers who say its prospects are not very good.
Though state law now prohibits cities from initiating annexation, county officials say they fear changes would allow Roanoke or Salem to chip away at the county's tax base.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm not in for

((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I'M NOT IN FOR ANY ADVERSARIAL RELATIONSHIPS. THE MEDIA WILL HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THIS, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR ROANOKE COUNTY AND THEIR CITIZENS RIGHT TO EXIST. THEY DESERVE IT. WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT THEY GET IT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisors Chairman; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=that they get it.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


Also yesterday, the supervisors elected Johnson chairman.
City Council tried and failed to name a replacement for John Edwards.
Council met in executive session for more than an hour, but a motion to appoint former councilman Bob Garland failed on a tie.

8Housing-Police


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two new officers will join the Danville police department to patrol local neighborhoods.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


City council last night approved an agreement between the city and the Danville Housing and Re-development authority.
Under the agreement, two full time police officers will patrol the city's five housing communities.
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8Trophy


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sly
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=Hold Sugar Bowl


Tech's missing Sugar Bowl trophy reappears.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans;


It was feared the trophy was lost after Coach Frank Beamer turned it over to his senior players.
The seniors said they were NOT sure what happened to it.
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Talent=Beth
SS=Sugar Bowl


Beamer promised an all-out search for the trophy--only to discover one of his players had hidden it as a JOKE.
It's now safe and sound at its NEW home in Blacksburg.

8weather


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Cold temperatures and freezing rain are causing Galax City Schools to open ONE HOUR LATE today.
The rain should end this morning today will be mostly cloudy and windy Temperatures will be in the lower 40s.