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7Glasgow-Flooding

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-07
GRAPHIC=Flooding aftermath


The town of Glasgow is still drying out from last summer's flooding.
That's because the town has become more vulnerable with each rainfall.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, some say the town isn't getting the necessary help..
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IN Q=Although Glasgow
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./June 28, 1995; :00
SUPER=03-Glasgow; :10
SUPER=01-Bill Todd/Glasgow Vol. Fire Dept.; :36
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:07
SUPER=01-Franklin Mull/Glasgow Resident; 1:16
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OUT Q=News 7, Glasgow


(( Although Glasgow is no longer underwater-- the effects of last June's flooding are still felt.
Surface water continues eroding banks, and debris is still strewn in culverts-- like this one near Gordon Street.
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SOT nat sound 4:14:47

((THE DRAINOFF FROM TOWN COMES DOWN AND ACTUALLY EXITS TOWN INTO THE MAURY RIVER THROUGH THAT CULVERT. ))
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But often the Maury river backs up and prevents the surface water from draining-- eventually flooding neighborhoods.
Glasgow's assistant fire chief says when it comes to fixing the situation,
the town is being neglected. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:51:51

((BILL TODD/GLASGOW VOL. FIRE DEPT.: BUT YET, I CAN RIDE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND SEE WHERE THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DEPARTMENTS HAVE GONE IN AND DUG OUT THE CREEK. THEY'VE PUT UP BIG BOULDERS TO TAKE CARE OF THE EROSION AND I DON'T SEE ANYTHING OCCURRING IN GLASGOW. ))
RUNS=:13


Meanwhile, county officials say it's up to those who own the land to contact the soil and water conservation to find out if they qualify for assistance. pre-pro here
And they say when it comes to dealing with creeks and streams-- that usually means going through a lot of people. end pre-pro
But those who feel the effects the most-- are still the residents.
SOT 5:18:42

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AFTER ALL THE REPEATED FLOODING, PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASGOW SAY THEY BECOME FEARFUL WHENEVER THE FORECAST CALLS FOR RAIN. SOME ARE EVEN THINKING OF MOVING. ))
RUNS=:08
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SOT 4:25:21

((FRANKLIN MULL/GLASGOW RESIDENT: ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS-- SHE'S MOVED OUT AND SHE'S NOT COMING BACK. AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS. I MEAN, WE HAD A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD HERE FOR A WHILE, UNTIL THE WATER GOT TO GETTING TO US. ))
RUNS=:10


Meanwhile, Todd says his department will do whatever it takes to get help for their corner of the county.
Kimberly McBroom, news 7, Glasgow.))

7Assistance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-08
GRAPHIC=HOLD


And it looks like help is on the way for Rockbridge County.
The county is among 10 new Virginia localities eligible for federal assistance after this month's flooding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape;


Yesterday disaster recovery officials listed the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Rockingham, and Rockbridge.
The cities included Buena Vista, Covington, and Waynesboro.
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7Craig-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Investigators still don't know what sparked Tuesday night's house fire in Craig County that killed two small children.
According to their grandfather,
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VO-NAT

5- year- old Christopher Howard and his sister, 3 year old Harle Howard locked themselves in a closet when the fire started.
Their bodies were taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday, special agents from the State Police walked through the rubble of the New Castle Home-- trying to figure out what triggered the fire.
They hope to know more in the coming days.
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SOT 13:49:25
IN Q=We're taking

((LT. JIM RUHLAND/STATE POLICE: WE'RE TAKING THEIR STATEMENTS AND THE OTHER WITNESSES THAT WE TALKED TO. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEIGHBORS AND WE'RE TAKING ALL OF THOSE STATEMENTS AND WORKING WITH THOSE ALONG WITH THE EVIDENCE WE SEE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Ruhland/State Police;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=inside of the house.
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VO-NAT


The children's parents were home at the time.
They, along with friends and neighbors, tried to pull the children out of the house, but were unsuccessful.
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7school-Delay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school Info


Only one school announcement to make this morning.
Bland County schools will be operating ONE hour late.

7Weather


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look at the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly cloudy with highs around 30.
A winter storm WATCH is in effect for tonight and tomorrow.
Snow should be developing, with overnight low in the 20s.
For tomorrow, the snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain - highs will only be in the mid to upper 20s.

55Shoot-Out


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Murder


A shoot out yesterday at a Symth County residence has left one man dead and a teenager injured.
Twenty-year-old Paul Jones was shot several times and later died at the hospital.
A 17-year-old boy who suffered a single gunshot wound to the hip was also taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
Police have charged 18-year-old John Williams of Marion with first-degree murder in the shooting.
Twenty-four-year-old Wayne Lawson Junior of North Carolina is charged with being an accessory after the fact in connection with a murder.

55Juvenile-Justice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=none


With juvenile crime on the rise, state lawmakers are taking big steps to combat the problem.
Yesterday in Richmond legislators reached a bi-partisan compromise on juvenile justice reform.
Democrats and Republicans
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;

shook on a deal that would send more violent young people to adult courts -- but leaves some discretion to prosecutors and judges.
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SOT 01:57:20
IN Q=The compromise we

((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D-NORFOLK: THE COMPROMISE WE OFFER TODAY REFLECTS A CONCERN AND COMMITMENT TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO COME BEFORE THE JUVENILE COURT ON MINOR CHARGES AND ARE IN NEED OF REMEDIATION TO TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND.))
SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Norfolk;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=around.
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VO-NAT


The compromise still faces legislative scrutiny -- but is fully funded in the Governor's proposed budget.
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55Clayborne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Another day of testimony today in a Danville murder trial.
Yesterday a witness said one of the men charged with killing Angel Dejesus
(De-HEY-sues) also tried to kill her.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


The young woman testified she saw Phil Dennis Clayborne, Junior standing over Dejesus holding a towel.
She says Clayborne then tried to strangle her before he forced her to hide out in a motel with him.
SUPER=03-Danville/July 13;


Dejesus' body was found last July behind a home in Danville.
One of Clayborne's former cell mates also testified against him.
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SOT
IN Q=Why did

((BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: WHY DID HE SAY HE CHOKED HIM? JAMES TOTTEN/PROSECUTION WITNESS: A DEAL THAT WENT SOUR. BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: A ROBBERY THAT WENT SOUR? JAMES TOTTEN/PROSECUTION WITNESS: YES, SIR. BILL FULLER: WHAT DID HE MEAN BY THAT? JAMES TOTTEN: THAT HE WAS TRYING TO ROBB THE MAN BUT EVIDENTLY THE MAN PUT UP A STRUGGLE. ))
SUPER=01-James Totten/Prosecution Witness; :03
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OUT Q=put up a struggle.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=legal scales


Another man is also charged with the murder.
Bryant Lymont Powell is scheduled for trial next month.

55Bedford-Plant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


Some promising news for one of Bedford's largest employers.
Workers at Rubatex are anticipating a sizeable plant renovation by improving efficiency and quality control.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


The rubber products maker had all of its shifts attend a mandatory meeting yesterday to discuss how to make the workforce more efficient..
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SOT 08:03:40
IN Q=That's what they're

((GARY ENGLISH/RUBATEX EMPLOYEE: THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO ESTABLISH, A BETTER SYSTEM OF GETTING THINGS SHIPPED OUT ON TIME, WHERE WE CAN KEEP THE CUSTOMERS HAPPY AND JUST CONTINUE TO KEEP THE SALES COMING.))
SUPER=01-Gary English/Rubatex Employee;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=sales coming.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The workers say if the company decides to undertake the investment, it could approach the six-million-dollar mark.
In addition, the employees say they do NOT believe layoffs are in the works.
Rubatex has approximately one-thousand employees in Bedford, and a smaller facility in Buchanan.
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55Babcock-Wilcox


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some not-so-good news for a Lynchburg plant.
Babcock and Wilcox Fuel Company has been fined 12- thousand- dollars from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Now the company says it will appeal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


B and W, which changed its name to Framatome Technologies last month, was cited for violations at its Lynchburg nuclear fuel facility.
The N-R-C says the company used improperly designed shipping packages, and exceeded the amount of uranium allowed in its Lynchburg plant.
Framatome spokesman Judith Connell says the company does not believe any health or safety issues were compromised.
An appeal must be filed within 30 days.
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55school-Delay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school Info


Only one school announcement to make this morning.
Bland County schools will be operating ONE hour late.

55Weather


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


Taking a look at the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly cloudy with high around 30.
A winter storm WATCH is in effect for tonight and tomorrow.
Snow should be developing, with overnight low in the 20s.
For tomorrow, the snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain - highs will only be in the mid to upper 20s.

8Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A 62-year-old Dickenson County man is dead after he was unable to escape his burning home.
Sheriff's officials say Riley Edwards of Sandy Ridge entered his house yesterday and found it on fire.
Friends and family members unsuccessfully tried to get him to come back out.
When the Sandy Ridge Fire Department arrived, the home was engulfed, and firefighters could not enter the house to retrieve Edwards until the blaze was extinguished.

8Craig-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Meantime, investigators continue to search for the cause of Tuesday night's house fire in Craig County that killed two small children.
According to their grandfather,
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VO-NAT

5- year- old Christopher Howard and his sister, 3 year old Harle Howard locked themselves in a closet when the fire started.
Their bodies were taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday, special agents from the State Police walked through the rubble of the New Castle Home-- trying to figure out what triggered the fire.
They hope to know more in the coming days.
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SOT 13:49:25
IN Q=We're taking

((LT. JIM RUHLAND/STATE POLICE: WE'RE TAKING THEIR STATEMENTS AND THE OTHER WITNESSES THAT WE TALKED TO. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEIGHBORS AND WE'RE TAKING ALL OF THOSE STATEMENTS AND WORKING WITH THOSE ALONG WITH THE EVIDENCE WE SEE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Ruhland/State Police;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=inside of the house.
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VO-NAT


The children's parents were home at the time.
They, along with friends and neighbors, tried to pull the children out of the house, but were unsuccessful.
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8Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-07
GRAPHIC=Flooding aftermath


The town of Glasgow has been unsuccussful in healing from last June's flooding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./June 28;


The town has become more vulnerable to flooding since then.
Surface water continues eroding banks, and debris is still strewn in culverts.
SUPER=03-Glasgow;


The Maury River often backs up and prevents the surface water from draining and eventually the neighborhoods flood.
Glasgow's assistant fire chief Bill Todd says other areas of the county have had help digging out creeks.
He says the flooding problems can be fixed. The town just needs some help doing it.
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IN Q=You would surely

((BILL TODD/GLASGOW VOL. FIRE DEPT.: YOU WOULD SURELY THINK WITH TWO RIVERS THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET RID OF THE SURFACE WATER. AND THE SURFACE WATER REALLY HAS NO WHERE TO GO. THE DITCHES NEED TO BE CLEANED OUT. THEY NEED TO BE WIDENED. THEY NEED TO BE DEEPENED, AND THEY NEED TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE RIVER. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Todd/Glasgow Vol. Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to the river
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, county officials say land owners must contact soil and water conservation offices to find out if they qualify for assistance.
They say when it comes to dealing with creeks and streams-- that usually means going through a lot of people.
Residents are not optimistic about the situation.
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SOT 4:25:21

((FRANKLIN MULL/GLASGOW RESIDENT: ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS-- SHE'S MOVED OUT AND SHE'S NOT COMING BACK. AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS. I MEAN, WE HAD A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD HERE FOR A WHILE, UNTIL THE WATER GOT TO GETTING TO US. ))
SUPER=01-Franklin Mull/Glasgow Resident;
RUNS=:10
OUT=getting to us.
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Todd says his department will do whatever it takes to get help for Glasgow and its residents.
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8Disaster


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-08
GRAPHIC=flooding


It looks like Rockbridge County will be getting some extra help.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape;


Yesterday disaster recovery officials listed the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Rockingham, and Rockbridge.
The cities include Buena Vista, Covington, and Waynesboro.
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8PUBLIC-HEARING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=General Assembly


A Senate committee will hold a public hearing today on parental notification for minors' abortions.
A bill before the General Assembly would force unmarried girls under 18 who seek abortions to notify a parent, guardian or judge.
The measure has failed for several years.

8school-Delay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=School Info


Only one school announcement to make this morning.
Bland County schools will be operating ONE hour late.

8Weather


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


Taking a look at the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly cloudy with high around 30.
A winter storm WATCH is in effect for tonight and tomorrow.
Snow should be developing, with overnight low in the 20s.
Looking ahead, the snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain - highs will only be in the mid to upper 20s.
And the chance for snow and freezing rain continues through the weekend Nightime temperatures will be in the mid to low teens. with temperatures dropping.