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7Roanoke-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=nle
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Fire


A disable Roanoke man was forced out into the cold this morning when fire swept through his home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The blaze broke out at about four o'clock in the lower apartment of this building at 1361 Clark Avenue.
The resident, Harry Leonard, who is deaf and mute escaped without injury.
The building's landlord says the smoke detectors had just been inspected and were working.
Fire investigators say the blaze caused about 25-thousand dollars damage.
No word on what caused the fire.
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7County-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Roanoke County couple lost their home to fire yesterday.
It happened on Montclair Drive.
The fire marshal says the blaze was sparked by cigarette ashes dumped into a trash can.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Officials say as soon as firefighters controlled the blaze, trong winds whipped the flames in a different direction.
The owner, Lesse (LESS) Sickler, was in the basement of the house when the fire began.
He says he heard a loud swooshing noise and by the time he returned upstairs the porch was engulfed in flames.
He and his three dogs were able to make it out of the house, but the family cat is still missing.
The fire marshal says the blaze appears to have started in the back of the house.
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SOT 11:55:57
IN Q=What appears to

((RODNEY FERGUSON, JR./ROANOKE CO. FIRE ASST. MARSHAL: WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE FIRE WENT TO THE EXTERIOR AND RAN UP TO THE ROOF LINE AND OF COURSE YOU HAVE ASPHALT SHINGLES ON THE ROOF AND ALSO THE FIRE EXTENDED IN THE ATTIC AREA.))
SUPER=01-Rodney Ferguson Jr./Roanoke Co. Asst. Fire Marshal;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=THE ATTIC AREA.
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VO-NAT


Ferguson says the roof caved in preventing firefighters from entering the house.
He says the fire appears to be accidental.
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7M'ville-Fatal


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A Martinsville woman was killed last night when she lost control of the car she was driving and crashed into a tree.
Police say 40-year-old Teresa Hamby-Kendrick was driving at a high rate of speed on Route 174.
The accident happened at about nine o'clock.
Hamby-Kendrick died a short time later at the hospital.

7Henry-Co


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-5
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After several hours of failed negotitations Henry County authorities forced their way into a hotel room yesteray morning where a man was holed up with a female hostage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


Around midnight Saturday-- a Henry County investigator spotted a car sought by North Carolina authorities.
It was parked outside the King's Court Motel on Route 2-20.
North Carolina police suspected that the driver, 30- year old Lawson Orpha McCollum, may have abducted a 22- year old Eden woman from her home.
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IN Q=After

((DOUG SHARPE/HENRY CO. INVESTIGATOR: AFTER HELP ARRIVED AND WE WENT AND KNOCKED ON THE DOOR, HE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW SEVERAL TIMES, BUT HE WOULDN'T COME TO THE DOOR AND OPEN IT AND WE ADVISED WE WERE WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND HE TOLD US HE HAD A HOSTAGE AND THAT'S WHEN WE CHANGED OUR PLAN. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Sharpe/Henry Co. Investigator;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q= changed our plan.
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VO-NAT


Authorities began negotiating with McCollum almost immediately.
But investigators say after six hours of getting no where they decided to force their way in.
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IN Q=A cinder block

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A CINDER BLOCK WAS THROWN THROUGH THE WINDOW HERE TO GAIN ENTRY, IT ALLOWED US ACCESS TO USE A CHEMICAL AGENT. THE CHEMICAL AGENT WAS THROWN INSIDE THE MOTEL ROOM AND IT QUICKLY DISORIENTED THE PARTIES INSIDE AND OUR TACTICAL UNIT USED A BATTERING RAM TO KNOCK THE FRONT DOOR IN, THE FRONT DOOR WAS BARRICADED BY A CHAIR INSIDE THE MOTEL. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:24 approx.
OUT Q=inside the motel.
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VO-NAT


Authorities believe the dispute was domestic related.
The woman and McCollum apparently used to date.
McCullum was arrested without incident.
He's been charged with abduction with attempt to defile, rape and rob by force.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly sunny, with highs near 50 degrees.
Tonight will be cloudy with temperatures in the mid to low 30s.

55Mock-History


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-14
GRAPHIC=Campaign '96


From Georgia, through New York and New England, the Republican presidential hopefuls will be campaigning today.
They're looking for support tomorrow, when eight states holds primaries.
Polls show Bob Dole ahead in all eight states.
SS=Mock Convention


The Senate Majority Leader has already won the nomination at Washington and Lee.
The University held a mock convention this weekend.
Only once since 19-48 has the delegation been wrong.
Denise Allen looks back at what it takes to predict a winner.
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IN Q=21 votes for
SUPER=03-Lexington/May 1984; :00
SUPER=04-Saturday; :18
SUPER=01-Brian Ross/Political Chairman; :31
SUPER=@Goodlatte; :43
SUPER=01-Justin Teltschik/Texas State Chairman; 1:09
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:20
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OUT Q=News 7

((((21 VOTES FOR WALTER MONDALE. 27 VOTES FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES GARY HART.))
Gary Hart may have won that states nomination but that year Washington and Lee's delegates correctly predicted that Walter Mondale would be the 19-84 presidential nominee. ((cheering.))
The look of the convention hasn't changed much in 12 years.
But the event is attracting more attention and high profile speakers.
And that takes years to plan. ((BRIAN ROSS/POLITICAL CHAIRMAN: DOING INTENSE RESEARCH INTO THEIR STATES BACKGROUND, HISTORICAL CHECKS ON ALL PAST ELECTIONS. THEY MADE CORE CONTACTS IN EACH STATE FROM THE STATE PARTY LEADER ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL.)) ((BOB GOODLATTE/R-FIFTH DISTRICT: IF YOU CONSIDER ALL OF THE TIME THAT GOES INTO THIS, ALL THE HOURS THAT ARE PUT INTO IT. THEY REALLY HAVE A BETTER HANDLE ON THE POLITICAL MOOD IN EACH STATE THAN ANYBODY ELSE DOES.))
Bob Goodlatte says that's why political leaders pay close attention to the students' prediction.
This year the mock convention was held earlier in the primary process than usual and the race is extremely close.
Those factors turned up the heat on the student delegates. ((JUSTIN TELTSCHIK/TX STATE CHAIRMAN: EVERYBODY WAS LIKE PRETTY CONFIDENT IT WAS GOING TO BE DOLE. BUT IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS EVERY STATE CHAIR HAS BEEN DOING SO MUCH WORK BECAUSE BUCHANAN WON HERE, FORBES HAS WON HERE, AND THERE WAS SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY.))
And the uncertainty is still there even though Bob Dole won the South Carolina primary.
But these students say they're confident their prediction will stand the test of time.
Denise Allen News 7.))

55Gingrich-Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-3
GRAPHIC=Allen


George Allen attend the convention, rubbing elbows with national Republican party leaders.
One of them was the Speaker of the House.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/Saturday;


Newt Gingrich predicted a long political career for the Virginia governor.
Students chose retired General Colin Powell as Dole's running mate.
But Gingrich says THAT position could belong to Allen.
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IN Q=Governor Allen

((NEWT GINGRICH/R-SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN COULD EASILY BE A VICE PRESIDENT OR PRESIDENT. HE'S A TERIFFIC PERSON AND I HOPE HE'S GOING TO SERVE IN THE U.S. SENATE AFTER HE'S GOVERNOR. BUT MY GUESS IS, HE WOULD AGREE THAT WE SHOULD GET SOMEONE FROM THE MIDWEST OR THE WEST COAST WHO COULD HELP US.))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) Speaker of the House;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=HELP US
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VO-NAT


Gingrich was the keynote speaker for the convention's final session.
He told students the only way for Americans to break away from politics as usual is to put a Republican in the White House.
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55Angelone


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-8
GRAPHIC=Angelone, Ron


Virginia's controversial director of prisons was interviewed last night on the C-B-S news show, 60 Minutes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"60 Minutes";


Correspondent Mike Wallace talke with Ron Angelone about prison rape.
Angelone said incidents of rape should not be ignored.
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SOT 19:32:30
IN Q=New areas need

((RON ANGELONE/VA CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: NEW AREAS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED SO AT SOME POINT WE MAKE IT LESS AND LESS. NOBODY SHOULD BE FORCED BY SOMEONE ELSE TO HAVE A SEXUAL ACT COMMITTED AGAINST THEIR WILL ESPECIALLY WHILE THEY'RE INCARCERATED.))
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director; :05
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OUT Q=they're incarcerated.
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VO-NAT


Angelone has been accused of being lax when it comes to prison security.
His critics point to a recent prison break in the Richmond area.
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55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly sunny, with highs near 50 degrees.
Clouds will move in tonight.
Expect temperatures to be in the low to mid 30s.
Tomorrow will remain cloudy, becoming breezy with a chance of scattered afternoon showers.
Highs will be near 60 degrees.

8Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Fire


A disable Roanoke man is without a home this morning following an early morning fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The blaze broke out at about four o'clock in the lower apartment of this building at 1361 Clark Avenue.
The resident, Harry Leonard, who is deaf and mute, was able to escape without injury.
The building's landlord says the smoke detectors had just been inspected and were working.
Fire investigators say the blaze caused about 25-thousand dollars damage.
There is no word on what caused the fire.
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8M'ville-Fatal


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WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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A Martinsville woman died last night in a high speed car accident.
Police say 40-year-old Teresa Hamby-Kendrick was driving at a high rate of speed on route 1-74 when her car ran off the road, over an embankment and struck a tree.
The accident happened at about nine o'clock.
Hamby-Kendrick died a short time later at the hospital.

8Kmart-Protest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-7
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A group of K-Mart employees is encouraging shoppers to take their business somewhere else.
Union workers at a North Carolina distribution center say they're fighting discrimination.
Employees at the Greensboro center say they make less than other K-Mart workers, because most of their employees are black.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


About two dozen workers made the trip up 2-20 to protest outside the K-Mart store on Hershberger Road yesterday.
They say this is just the beginning and that their journey will end at K-Mart's international headquarters in Troy, Michigan.
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SOT 12:32:42
IN Q=You're killing

((DEBORAH COMPTON-HOLT/KMART EMPLOYEE: YOU'RE KILLING THE VERY ROOT OF FAMILY VALUES. IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING PEOPLE A DECENT WAGE AT ONE JOB THEN IT MEANS THEY HAVE TO WORK TWO JOBS. THEN THEY'LL SAY, "THAT CHILD IS BAD. THE PARENTS NEED TO BE AT HOME WITH THE CHILD," WHEN YOU CAN BARELY PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE WITH THE ONE JOB.
DAVID BLUM/KMART EMPLOYEE: WE HAVE LESS HOLIDAYS. WE HAVE LESS SICK TIME. WE HAVE WAY LESS PAY. THERE ARE 13 DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ALL AND WE'RE THE BOTTOM SCALE ON EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Compton-Holt/K-Mart Employee; :00
SUPER=01-David Blum/K-Mart Employee; :21
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=SCALE ON EVERYTHING
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VO-NAT


Union representatives say the Greensboro workers make around four dollars less than employees at other centers.
And they say they've filed discrimination charges with the E-E-O-C.
News 7 was unable to reach parent company officials in Michigan and local management refused to comment.
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8Martinsville-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-11
GRAPHIC=Va State Seal


A possible hold up in the construction of a new jail in Martinsville.
A state moratorium on funding for jail projects could slow down the project.

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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

File tape 94-109
Overcrowding has been a big problem for the Martinsville City Jail.
But now that the city is trying to do something about it-- the state is putting up a wall.
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SOT m'ville jail tape 13:28:17
IN Q=This jail I have

((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: THIS JAIL I HAVE BEHIND ME WAS BUILT FOR 18 PEOPLE AND RIGHT NOW, IT'S GOT 62 PEOPLE IN HERE. IT WAS NOT DESIGNED FOR WOMEN AND RIGHT NOW, I'VE GOT 18 WOMEN IN THAT JAIL.. SO YES, IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING THAT YOU GET TO A POINT, WHERE YOU THINK THE BALL'S ROLLING AND RIGHT NOW, IT'S REALLY STOPPED. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=really stopped
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Wednesday;


The moratorium affecting all jail projects has not been approved.
But Draper says he's asking for an exemption.
He says city council has already appropriated 94- thousand dollars for the new jail.
And if it doesn't receive an exemption from the General Assembly-- Draper says Martinsville has the option of financing the project itself.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Draper, Steve


Draper is expecting to hear back from Richmond sometime this week.

8Olin-Cleanup


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=bmy
TAPE#edit of 94-90
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The Environmental Protection Agency says asbestos cleanup efforts at a former Saltville power plant will begin later this month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Olin Chemical Corporation closed its Saltville chlorine plant in 19-72 following the discovery of mercury contamination.
It will pay for removing and disposing asbestos at the old power plant.
The site is one of the places the company agreed to clean up in a deal reached last summer with the E-P-A.
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8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly sunny, with highs near 50 degrees.
Clouds will move in tonight. Expect temperatures to be in the low to mid 30s.