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7Plane-Crash

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-26
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash-Private


Federal aviation experts will be in Roanoke this morning to investigate last night's emergency landing at Valley View Mall.
The pilot was forced to land the small plane in the Mall's parking lot after experiencing engine problems.
Jay Moore has more.
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SOT
IN Q=James Lee
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-James Lee/Pilot; :10
SUPER=01-Sergeant Bob Martin/State Police; :26
SUPER=01-Joe Flamini/Witness; :41
SUPER=@Jay1; 1:00
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.

((James Lee was flying at 10- thousand feet when he experienced engine problems.
He called Roanoke Regional Airport to apprise them of the situation, but found he wasn't able to make it to a runway.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:55:24
IN Q=It was an

((JAMES LEE/PILOT: IT WAS AN EMERGENCY THAT HAPPENED. I THOUGHT I'D BE ABLE TO MAKE IT. I COULDN'T SEE WHAT WAS IN FRONT OF ME IT WAS TOTALLY DARK. I JUST DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH ALTITUDE TO CLEAR IT SO I HAD TO TURN. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=had to turn.


That turn left his Cessna here in the parking in front of Montgomery Ward.
Neither Lee nor his passenger were injured.
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SOT 20:39:10
IN Q=From what we

((SERGEANT BOB MARTIN/STATE POLICE: FROM WHAT WE GATHERED HE WAS COMING IN RUNWAY 33 WHICH IS IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION COMING FROM WHAT I CONSIDER SHOPPING CENTER DIRECTION TOWARD THE AIRPORT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=toward the airport.


Lee's plane struck one man's vehicle, knocking off only a side mirror.
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SOT 19:39:19
IN Q=I'd day I'm

((JOE FLAMINI: I'D SAY I'M PROBABLY THE LUCKIEST HUMAN BEING ALIVE. I GOT OUT OF MY TRUCK TO GO TO THE MALL. I HEARD THE PLANE CLIP ONE OF THE LIGHT POLES AND THEN IT HIT MY TRUCK AND HEARD IT LAND. ALL OF THIS AS I WAS ABOUT 30 FEET AWAY.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=30 feet away.


Lee has been flying for three years.
He was heading back home to Bedford, Pennsylvania.
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SOT 20:32:58
IN Q=The State Police

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE STATE POLICE WILL COMPLETE A FULL INVESTIGATION AND BECAUSE THE PLANE SUFFERED DAMAGE THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WILL BE IN LATER THIS MORNING. IN ROANOKE JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=News 7.

))

7Franklin-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=None


A two vehicle car accident on route 2-20 in Franklin County has left one person dead and three others hospitalized.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;


Eighty-Five year old Helen Louise Nolen died yesterday when the car she was riding in was struck on the passenger side.
Police say Nolen was with 71 year old Ruth Hash Jones who apparently turned into the path of a car being driven by William Edward Maxwell of Rocky Mount.
Lifeguard 10 transported Nolen to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she later died.
Jones, Maxwell, and another passenger are listed in stable condition at R-M-H.
The accident is still under investigation.
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7Wythe-Fatal


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


And a 28-year old man from Ivanhoe is dead following a wreck in Wythe County.
Police say 28 year old Paul David Mathews was traveling north on Route 94 when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and struck a pickup truck.
The two people in the truck, Albert and Dorothy Jones, were taken to the hospital, where they are listed in stable condition.

7Love


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#595-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


A man who led Roanoke police on a dramatic high speed chase earlier this month will not be facing charges in the city.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 5;


On March 5th, city police cited Shawn Michael Love for reckless driving, failure to stop for police and attempted malicious wounding.
But those charges will be thrown out so Love can face more serious charges in central and eastern Virginia.
The city prosecutor says all parties have agreed that Love will only be tried for murder in Prince George county and robbery in Lynchburg and Amherst County.
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7Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=School info


The roads are still slick in some parts of the region this morning and that's prompting some school systems to again adjust their schedules.
(mel ad lib schoolwatch)




7Weather


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


Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be windy and cold with some flurries.
Highs will be in the low 40s.
Tonight will be clear with lows in the upper 20s.
Expect it to warm up tomorrow with sunny skies and highs in the mid 50s.

55Valley-View


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of plane crash 96-26
GRAPHIC=plane crash-private


The National Transportation Safety Board will be in Roanoke today to investigate last night's emergency landing at Valley View Mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Engine problems forced a pilot to make an emergency landing in the mall's parking lot.
The Cessna struck one vehicle, but only knocked off a side mirror.
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SOT 19:39:19
IN Q=I'd day I'm

((JOE FLAMINI: I'D SAY I'M PROBABLY THE LUCKIEST HUMAN BEING ALIVE. I GOT OUT OF MY TRUCK TO GO TO THE MALL. I HEARD THE PLANE CLIP ONE OF THE LIGHT POLES AND THEN IT HIT MY TRUCK AND HEARD IT LAND. ALL OF THIS AS I WAS ABOUT 30 FEET AWAY.))
SUPER=01-Joe Flamini/Witness;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=30 feet away.
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VO-NAT


The pilot, James Lee of Bedford, Pennsylvania, and his passenger walked away uninjured.
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55County-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-25
GRAPHIC=Fire


A fire last night at a condemned house and neighboring trailer is being labeled suspicious.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


The blaze broke out at 73-23 Apple Grove Road.
Fire officials say they received prior information that the house and trailer would be set on fire.
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SOT 1:12:30
IN Q=On this particular

((DONALD GILLESPIE/ROANOKE CO. FIRE MARSHALL: ON THIS PARTICULAR FIRE THE HOUSE BURNED. WE'VE SINCE BEEN HERE AND FOUND AN ATTEMPT TO BURN THE TRAILER. WE DO HAVE A SUSPECT. WE CAN'T RELEASE HIS NAME.))
SUPER=01-Donald Gillespie/Roanoke Co. Fire Marshall;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=release his name
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VO-NAT


Joseph Schoonover, the property owner's brother, was taken to the hospital suffering from cuts.
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SOT 1:12:55
IN Q=We suspect

((GILLESPIE: WE SUSPECT HE MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE HOUSE OR AT THE HOUSE WHEN THE FIRE OCCURRED.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=fire occurred.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Fire


Apparently a couple who lived in the trailer had been evicted.
While moving yesterday the couple told investigators when they came back to the trailer they found their furniture in the yard on fire.
Gillespie says he also has suspects in that incident.
There's no word on whether the two incidents are related.

55M'ville-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Memorial Hospital in Martinsville is standing behind its decision to conduct a mock hostage drama earlier this year.
In a press release, hospital officials said there was no malicious intent when the hospital conducted the security drill.
And they say they are saddened by the fact employees have decided to take legal action.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


On January 25th, five masked gunmen entered the emergency room at Memorial Hospital where they took nurses and other employees hostage.
It was part of the security drill.
Now four nurses, who say they were traumatized, have sworn out criminal warrants against the participants.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The hospital says the security force was trying to prepare the staff for an emergency, and it supports efforts to make the patient care environment more secure.

55Hotel-Roanoke


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


One of the best known landmarks in our area has earned a spot on an even bigger stage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Hotel Roanoke is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since it opened more than a century ago, it has played a major role as the site for all kinds of meetings, conventions, and other events.
It closed for extensive renovation, but re-opened last year with the addition of a conference center.
The project cost upwards of 40-million-dollars.
It required an extensive planning and fund-raising effort by the city of Roanoke, Virginia Tech, and thousands of local citizens and businesses.
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55Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=School Info


Slick roads in parts of the region this morning are causing some school systems to again adjust their schedules. take boards
(mel ad lib schoolwatch)




55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be windy and cold with some flurries.
Highs will be in the low 40s.
Tonight will be clear with lows in the upper 20s.
Expect it to warm up tomorrow with sunny skies and highs in the mid 50s.

8Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-26
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash/Private


A pilot and his passenger walked away from a crash landing in the parking lot of Valley View Mall last night.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=James Lee
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-James Lee/Pilot; :10
SUPER=01-Sergeant Bob Martin/State Police; :26
SUPER=01-Joe Flamini/Witness; :41
SUPER=@Jay1; 1:00
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.

((James Lee was flying at 10- thousand feet when he experienced engine problems.
He called Roanoke Regional Airport to apprise them of the situation, but found he wasn't able to make it to a runway.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:55:24
IN Q=It was an

((JAMES LEE/PILOT: IT WAS AN EMERGENCY THAT HAPPENED. I THOUGHT I'D BE ABLE TO MAKE IT. I COULDN'T SEE WHAT WAS IN FRONT OF ME IT WAS TOTALLY DARK. I JUST DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH ALTITUDE TO CLEAR IT SO I HAD TO TURN. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=had to turn.


That turn left his Cessna here in the parking in front of Montgomery Ward.
Neither Lee nor his passenger were injured.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:39:10
IN Q=From what we

((SERGEANT BOB MARTIN/STATE POLICE: FROM WHAT WE GATHERED HE WAS COMING IN RUNWAY 33 WHICH IS IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION COMING FROM WHAT I CONSIDER SHOPPING CENTER DIRECTION TOWARD THE AIRPORT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=toward the airport.


Lee's plane struck one man's vehicle, knocking off only a side mirror.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:39:19
IN Q=I'd day I'm

((JOE FLAMINI: I'D SAY I'M PROBABLY THE LUCKIEST HUMAN BEING ALIVE. I GOT OUT OF MY TRUCK TO GO TO THE MALL. I HEARD THE PLANE CLIP ONE OF THE LIGHT POLES AND THEN IT HIT MY TRUCK AND HEARD IT LAND. ALL OF THIS AS I WAS ABOUT 30 FEET AWAY.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=30 feet away.


Lee has been flying for three years.
He was heading back home to Bedford, Pennsylvania.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:32:58
IN Q=The State Police

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE STATE POLICE WILL COMPLETE A FULL INVESTIGATION AND BECAUSE THE PLANE SUFFERED DAMAGE THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WILL BE IN LATER THIS MORNING. IN ROANOKE JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=News 7.

))

8Puppyland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke dog grooming business will not face criminal charges.
A six- month investigation of Puppyland has failed to turn up enough evidence to support criminal prosecution.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape


The death of a dog boarded over-night last September at Puppyland prompted an investigation by city police, animal control and the State Department of Agriculture.
Though the dog had a couple of broken ribs and a punctured lung, the city prosecutor says there's no way to prove how the dog's injuries were inflicted and who might have been responsible.
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SOT 12:48:00
IN Q=Certainly

((DON CALDWELL/PROSECUTOR: CERTAINLY THE INJURIES THAT THE ANIMAL SUFFERED WOULD LEAD ONE TO CONCLUDE THAT THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT OCCURRED BY ACCIDENT. BUT SUSPICION IS NOT GOING TO DO IT IN THIS SITUATION.))
RUNS=:11
SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=in this situation.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Caldwell says the owner of the dog is free to file a CIVIL complaint against Puppyland.
The owner of the business, Chris Benson, already has a 16-million dollar libel lawsuit pending against W-S-L-S T-V over this case.

8Jefferson-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


A small way to show its appreciation to the man who played such a big part in its success.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, the Jefferson Center Foundation dedicated a hall to retired Judge Beverly Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick has worked on the center project for 11 years.
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SOT 3:59:46
IN Q=Can't believe it.

((BEVERLY FITZPATRICK, SR: CAN'T BELIEVE IT. CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE SOMETHING NAMED AFTER ME. I ALWAYS LOOK TO PEOPLE WHO HAD HALL AND BUILDINGS AND SO FORTH NAMED AFTER THEM. BUT I NEVER THOUGHT I'D HAVE ONE NAMED AFTER ME. I'M GRATEFUL, SO GRATEFUL.))
SUPER=07-Beverly Fitzpatrick;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=grateful, so grateful.
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VO-NAT


Fitzpatrick has served as president of the foundation since 19-89.
He says his work will not be complete until the center's auditorium is renovated.
Fitzpatrick Hall will be open to the public on a rental basis.
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8Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=School Info


Slick roads in parts of the region this morning are causing some school systems to again adjust their schedules. take boards
(mel ad lib schoolwatch)




8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be windy and cold with some flurries.
Highs will be in the low 40s. Tonight will be clear with lows in the upper 20s.