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7Crash

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# rolled from starlink
GRAPHIC=plane crash


A twin engine plane crashed this morning on Interstate 81 in Wythe County killing the pilot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./This Morning;


Officials say James Preston Harris aupparently went down in dense fog.
He died at the scene in a fiery crash.
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Portions of interstate 81 have been closed this morning as the State Highway Department works to clear the wreckage.
Preston, of Saltville, was the manager of the Smyth County airport.
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7Fire-Safety


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-9
GRAPHIC=fire safety


Parents and children spent the weekend learning fire safety at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The event kicked off the start of Child in Health Care week.
One of the exhibits showed children how to escape a burning house.
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((CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE EMS/WE'RE TRYING TO REALLY LOOK AT WAYS TO FIGHT FIRE THROUGH PREVENTION. AND EDUCATION, AND WE'VE MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT IN THAT AREA TO MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THE BEST WAY TO FIGHT FIRE IS TO PREVENT IT. THROUGH SAFETY AND EDUCATION.)) (( ANY CHILD THAT'S MAYBE 4,5,6 AND UP CAN CERTAINLY LEARN SOMETHING AND CAN LEARN WHAT TO DO WITH, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PAYING ATTENTION TO MOM AND DAD WHEN THEY ARE TALKING TO THEM ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A FIRE. ))
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SUPER=01-Lin Young/Organizer; :16
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VO-NAT


Smoke detectors were given away as door prizes.
Fire officials say they've given away more than a thousand detectors since a fatal fire in January killed five people.
Community Hospital is sponsoring seminars throughout the week on health care for children.
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7Symphony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-19
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


Another audition for Roanoke Symphony conductor.
SS=Full Screen


Symphony officials tonight look at the last of five candidates, and plan to announce the winner next month.
Ron Jones has the story.
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Music permeates the air as the sweet aroma of melody and rhythm blends into an artistic dessert for the appreciative audience to savor.
This is all being enjoyed at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium. NAT SOUND
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However, the Roanoke Symphony is going through a transition period.
They are looking for a new conductor... and after nearly two-hundred applicants and a year of searching the WORLD, symphony officials are down to five candidates... they are... David Wiley... presently an assistant Conductor in Indianapolis... NAT SOUND
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Stephen Stein, resident conductor of the Houston Symphony... NAT SOUND
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Leslie Dunner, resident conductor of Detroit's symphony... NAT SOUND
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Ming-Feng Hsin is a conductor on Long Island. NAT SOUND
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And last but not least is Yong-Yan Hu.. a music director and conductor in Nebraska.
Roanoke Symphony officials say it will be hard to pick a winner.
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((PATRICIA AVISE/SYMPHONY EXEC. DIR.: ANY ONE OF THEM I WOULD BE MORE THAN PLEASED TO SEE AT THE HELM OF OUR ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP. BUT ONCE WE HAVE THE CONDUCTOR THAT EVERYONE IS SET ON IT'LL BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE.))
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However, the search committee will decide on the future of the symphony April 22nd when they pick a new conductor. Ron Jones, News 7, Roanoke.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Yong Yan Hu will direct tonight's symphony performance.

7Weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
Dense fog and some light rain in some areas this morning.
Today will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 50s.

55Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=96-7
GRAPHIC=plane crash


A pilot from Saltville was killed this morning when his twin engine plane crashed on Interstate 81 in Wythe County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./This Morning;


Officials say James Preston Harris apparently went down in dense fog.
He died at the scene in a fiery crash.
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SUPER=01-Sgt. D.A. Shaver/VA State Police;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=CONTACT WITH HIM.
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VO-NAT


Preston was the manager of the Mountain Empire Airport in Smyth County
Portions of interstate 81 were closed as the State Highway Department worked to clear the wreckage.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Officials now report the interstate IS open.
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55Juvenile-Law


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-11
GRAPHIC=Juvenile Crime


A bill changing the way the court system handles juveniles is now in the hands of Governor George Allen.
The bill came from two commissions-- one appointed by the governor, the other by the Democrat-controlled Assembly.
Lawmakers melded the two reports together.
If Governor Allen signs the bill, children 14 and older will automatically be tried as adults when charged with murder.
For other violent offenses such as robbery and sex crimes, the Commonwealth's Attorney will determine how the juvenile will be tried.
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-ROANOKE: IT'S UNFORTUNATE WE HAVE A JUVENILE CRIME PROBLEM. BUT WE DO AND WE NEED TO SOLVE IT AND ONE WAY TO DO THAT IS TO MAKE THE YOUTH ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR FELONIOUS ACTIVITIES.))
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Month;


The bill also pumps money into intervention programs and boot camps.
Lawmakers say this gives judges more options.
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((CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE APPROPRIATED ABOUT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS FOR ADDITIONAL PROBATION OFFICERS IN THE JUVENILE SYSTEM STATEWIDE. SO THAT NOW WE CAN HAVE SOME INTENSIVE PROBATION AND PAROLE OPTIONS.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Woodrum and Griffith say this bill is another example of what can be accomplished when both parties work together.

55Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=common sense


In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff tells us how some can cut their income tax payment.
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((This time around we're joining you from scenic Lover's Leap here in Patrick County...because the watchword of the day is, if you are filing taxes jointly in Virginia, you just might want to look before you leap.))
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((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS, & COMPANY: IF YOU'RE MARRIED AND BOTH OF YOU WORK AND HAVE INCOME QUITE NATURALLY WOULD FILE MARRIED FILING JOINT ON A FEDERAL RETURN, YOU WOULD ALSO GO AS MARRIED FILING JOINT, BUT VIRGINIA HAS A SPECIAL PROVISION. IT'S CALLED CATEGORY FOUR, AND YOU CAN SPLIT THE INCOME OF THE HUSBAND AND THE WIFE AND IT ALLOWS THEM TO TAX, HAVE THEIR INCOME TAXED AT LOWER TAX RATES, RATHER THAN AS A COMBINED TAX RATE AND IT IN EFFECT, REDUCES YOUR VIRGINIA INCOME TAX.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Now back to the newsdesk.))
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55Race-Cars


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutins
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-13
GRAPHIC=None


Miniature race cars may be returning to Victory Stadium in Roanoke this summer.
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VO-NAT


Promoter Danny Taylor is planning a series of 13 races with cars that are smaller and substantially quieter than full-sized race cars.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Herbert, Bob


Today, Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert will ask city council to approve an agreement that will pave the way for the races.
SS=Taylor, Danny


Taylor will pay a lower rental fee, but will give the city a higher percentage of concession sales.

55Weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
There's very dense fog throughout parts of Southwest Virginia and West Virginia this morning.
Drizzly conditions will persist through the morning hours.
Expect cloudy skies this afternoon with temperatures in the mid 50s.
Rain developing tonight with lows in the 40s.
Tomorrow will be stormy with highs in the upper 50s.
Cooler temperatures are on tap for Wednesday and Thursday with light snow in the forecast for southwest Virginia, and possibly heavy snow for West Virginia.
Warmer afternoons are expected again by the weekend.

8PLANE-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=96-7
GRAPHIC=plane crash


The manager of Mountain Empire Aiport in Symth County is dead this morning after his plane crashed in Wythe County on Interstate 81.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./This Morning;


Officials say James Preston Harris aupparently went down in dense fog.
He died at the scene in a fiery crash.
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SOT
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SUPER=01-Sgt. D.A. Shaver/Va. State Police;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=CONTACT WITH HIM.
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VO-NAT


Portions of Interstate 81 are now open, after being closed most of the morning while the State Highway Department worked to clear the wreckage.
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8America's-Wanted


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=EDIT FROM 96-16/Road Safety
GRAPHIC=NONE


More than 70 people have offered information about a man who has been stalking women in Virginia after the case was profiled on national T-V over the weekend.
State police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell says a 30-second segment on "America's Most Wanted" Saturday prompted calls to the show's 800 number and to Virginia authorities.
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VO-NAT


She says authorities are following up on the tips as they search for Alicia Reynolds and the suspect in her apparent abduction.
Mrs. Reynolds was last seen getting into a dark-colored pick-up on U-S 29 near Culpeper on March Second.
Her abandoned car was later found on that highway.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Other women have told authorities they've been approached by a man who matches the suspect's description.


8Symphony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-19
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


The Roanoke Symphony is winding down its auditions for a new conductor.
SS=Full Screen


Symphony officials are down to five finalists and will announce the winner next month.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SOT
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@Ron2; :12
SUPER=@File; :30
SUPER=01-Patricia Avise/Symphony Exec. Dir.; 1:10
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke

(( NAT SOUND
SOT

(())
RUNS=:03


Music permeates the air as the sweet aroma of melody and rhythm blends into an artistic dessert for the appreciative audience to savor.
This is all being enjoyed at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium. NAT SOUND
SOT
RUNS=:03


However, the Roanoke Symphony is going through a transition period.
They are looking for a new conductor... and after nearly two-hundred applicants and a year of searching the WORLD, symphony officials are down to five candidates... they are... David Wiley... presently an assistant Conductor in Indianapolis... NAT SOUND
SOT
RUNS=:02


Stephen Stein, resident conductor of the Houston Symphony... NAT SOUND
SOT
RUNS=:02


Leslie Dunner, resident conductor of Detroit's symphony... NAT SOUND
SOT
RUNS=:02


Ming-Feng Hsin is a conductor on Long Island. NAT SOUND
SOT
RUNS=:02


And last but not least is Yong-Yan Hu.. a music director and conductor in Nebraska.
Roanoke Symphony officials say it will be hard to pick a winner.
SOT 04:23:23

((PATRICIA AVISE/SYMPHONY EXEC. DIR.: ANY ONE OF THEM I WOULD BE MORE THAN PLEASED TO SEE AT THE HELM OF OUR ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP. BUT ONCE WE HAVE THE CONDUCTOR THAT EVERYONE IS SET ON IT'LL BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE.))
RUNS=:13


However, the search committee will decide on the future of the symphony April 22nd when they pick a new conductor. Ron Jones, News 7, Roanoke.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Yong Yan Hu will perform with the orchestra tonight.

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today, foggy conditions and drizzle will clear later this morning.
This afternoon will be cloudy with highs in the mid 50s.
Tonight, rain develops with lows in the 40s.
Tuesday will be a windy, rainy day with afternoon highs in the 50s. could be mixed with light snow. Cooler temperatures welcome the first day of spring on Wednesday. Rain