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7Plane-Crash

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


A broken wrist is the most serious injury after a plane crashes in Botetourt County.
A New Jersey family was flying to Blacksburg to visit Virginia Tech, when the single engine plane ran out of fuel.
Scott Prince reports.
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SOT
IN Q=The single
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Bruce Long/Pilot; :14
SUPER=01-Trooper W.B. Perry/Va. State Police; :36
SUPER=01-Mark Boothe/Witness; :50
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:05
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7

(( The single- engine Cessna had no chance of making it to Blacksburg, but pilot Bruce Long thought he had enough fuel to land at Roanoke Regional Airport.
But Long, his wife, and their 18- year- old daughter fell about 15 miles short.
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SOT 13:16:22 (Long interview tape)
IN Q=You talk

((BRUCE LONG/PILOT: YOU TALK ABOUT BAD LUCK. ACTUALLY IT WAS BEING STUPID FOR NOT STOPPING FOR GAS. I THOUGHT I'D FIND ANOTHER AIRPORT SOONER THAN I DID AND I DIDN'T. SO THAT WAS STUPIDITY ON MY PART. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=on my part


He was forced to land in this Botetourt County field outside of Troutville, but initially there was confusion over the landing site.
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SOT 12:32:10 tape 2
IN Q=First they

((TROOPER W.B. PERRY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: FIRST THEY TOLD US HE WAS TRYING TO PUT IT DOWN ON THE INTERSTATE UP AROUND THE 167-168 MILE MARKER. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=mile marker


But airport officials convinced Long to put the plane down in an open field.
One witness who saw the scene unfold says all three are lucky to be alive.
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SOT 11:59:25 tape 1
IN Q=I started running

((MARK BOOTHE/WITNESS: I STARTED RUNNING ACROSS THIS FIELD RIGHT HERE AND WHEN I GOT HERE I SAW THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER OUTSIDE. THE DAUGHTER WAS LAYING DOWN ON THE GROUND HOLLERING AND THE FATHER WAS STILL IN THE PLANE UPSIDE DOWN. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=upside down


Within seven hours of the crash, all three family members had been released from the hospital.
The most serious injury-- a broken wrist.
And even though Bruce Long won't be piloting his family back to New Jersey, he says he will take to the skies again.
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SOT 13:16:39
IN Q=Jeez

((LONG: JEEZ. WHEN YOU CAN COME DOWN AND CRASH A PLANE AND WALK AWAY FROM IT, YOU'VE GOT TO CONSIDER YOURSELF PRETTY FORTUNATE. BECAUSE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY AND I STILL PLAN TO GO UP AGAIN. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=up again


Scott Prince, News- 7.))

7Glass-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=None


A Lynchburg student has been suspended and now faces criminal charges following a drug sweep at E-C Glass High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


Authorities say they got information yesterday that a student was carrying drugs.
Police searched the teen and found what appeared to be marijuana.
The school was sealed off, as police searched for drugs and weapons.
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SOT 15:20:46
IN Q=Teachers, students

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE MEASURES SUCH AS THIS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES AND TO DISCOURAGE ANY UNSAFE PRACTICES OR MATERIALS ON THE CAMPUS OF E.C. GLASS HIGH SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=Glass High School.
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VO-NAT


Morrison says school administrators have adopted a "zero tolerance" policy toward drugs in school.
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7Pulaski-Student


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


Meantime, in Pulaski County the School Board has expelled a fifth-grader for one year because the boy brought a B-B gun to school.
The board last summer adopted a weapons policy that includes automatic expulsion when a student brings a weapon onto school grounds.
School officials say a B-B gun falls under the policy.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look now at the weather, today will be partly sunny, breezy and cooler with highs near 60.
Tonight will be much cooler with temperatures dropping into the mid 30's.
Looking ahead, Saturday will be mostly clody and cold with a 30 percent chance of a rain or snow shoer during the afternoon.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 40's.

55Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe


The New Jersey pilot who crashed his plane in Botetourt County yesterday says he will take to the skies again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


Bruce Long was on his way to Blacksburg with his family when the cessna ran out of fuel.
Long tried to make an emergency landing at the Roanoke Regional airport, but instead crashed landed in a field outside of Troutville.
Within seven hours of the crash, all three family members had been released from the hospital.
The most serious injury-- a broken wrist.
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55Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=James Burley


Two jail inmates were in court yesterday to testify against one of their cell mates who they say admitted to murdering two women last year in Amherst County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The bodies of Robin Jeanette Burge and Jacqueline Dorsey Carter were discovered a month apart in remote sections of Amherst County.
44 year old James Henry Burley was arrested after police searched his home and recovered the gun used to kill both women.
The two inmates testified yesterday at Burley's preliminary hearing.
One inmate said he hoped his testimony would help get him out of jail, but the other says he just wants to do the right thing.
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SOT 11:55:43
IN Q=A human life

((PAUL MASON/JAIL INMATE: A HUMAN LIFE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN NEVER REPLACE. WHAT I DID WHEN I GOT CONVICTED OF MY FELONIES, I MAY HAVE STOLEN BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS REPLACE PROPERTY OR WHATEVER. BUT AS FAR AS TAKING A LIFE, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S IRREPLACEABLE. AND I FEEL THAT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MY SISTER, MY MOTHER OR ANYBODY THAT IT HAPPENED TO.))
SUPER=01-Paul Mason/Jail Inmate; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=it happened to.
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VO-NAT


District Court judge Joseph Serkes (SERKS) sent the case to next week's grand jury.
Burley remains in the Amherst County jail.
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55M'ville-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-14
GRAPHIC=None


In Martinsville city officials are tackling the problem of jail overcrowding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The city's current jail was designed to hold just 18- inmates.
Today-- it holds an average of 45.
An additional 23- inmates are held in neighboring jurisdictions at a cost of 40- dollars a day per inmate.
Plus, there are 50- inmates who live at the city work farm.
City council is looking at two proposals.
One calls for a 90- bed facility.
Sheriff Steve Draper favors the second proposal.
That one calls for a 208- bed facility.
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SOT
IN Q=There's

((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF:THERE'S TWO THINGS I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THAT'S THE COMMUNITY'S SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF MY OFFICERS AND RIGHT NOW I THINK BOTH OF THEM ARE IN DANGER WITH THE FACILITY THAT I HAVE. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=facility that I have.
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VO-NAT


The facility would be built behind the current jail.
The city is eligible to apply for a grant from the Department of Corrections.
The grant would pay 25- percent of the 12- million dollars it would cost to build the larger facility.
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55Campbell Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Fire


Firefighters had to be called out from three separate departments yesterday to help put out a massive blaze at a home in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday;


Crews from Concord, Rustburg and Appomattox responded to the blaze on Mount Athos Road.
The single-story log cabin was engulfed in flames when they got there.
SUPER=90-Home Video: Courtesy Jim Wilson


The fire also spread to nearby woods, scorching about five acres before a helicopter dumping water could contain it.
No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Campbell County authorities are investigating.
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55county-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Meanwhile fire gutted a home in Roanoke County.
Flames burned through the roof and caused extensive damage to the home on Lily Drive.
One firefighter was hit by falling debris, but he did not suffer any serious injuries.
No one else was hurt. No word on the cause.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look now at the weather, today will be partly sunny, breezy and cooler with highs near 60.
Tonight will be much cooler with temperatures dropping into the mid 30's.
Looking ahead, Saturday will be mostly clody and cold with a 30 percent chance of a rain or snow shoer during the afternoon.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 40's.

8Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


A New Jersey family is lucky to be alive this morning after a crashing landing in Botetourt County.
The three family members were flying to Blacksburg when their plane ran out of fuel.
Scott Prince reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The single
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Bruce Long/Pilot; :14
SUPER=01-Trooper W.B. Perry/Va. State Police; :36
SUPER=01-Mark Boothe/Witness; :50
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:05
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7

(( The single- engine Cessna had no chance of making it to Blacksburg, but pilot Bruce Long thought he had enough fuel to land at Roanoke Regional Airport.
But Long, his wife, and their 18- year- old daughter fell about 15 miles short.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:16:22 (Long interview tape)
IN Q=You talk

((BRUCE LONG/PILOT: YOU TALK ABOUT BAD LUCK. ACTUALLY IT WAS BEING STUPID FOR NOT STOPPING FOR GAS. I THOUGHT I'D FIND ANOTHER AIRPORT SOONER THAN I DID AND I DIDN'T. SO THAT WAS STUPIDITY ON MY PART. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=on my part


He was forced to land in this Botetourt County field outside of Troutville, but initially there was confusion over the landing site.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:32:10 tape 2
IN Q=First they

((TROOPER W.B. PERRY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: FIRST THEY TOLD US HE WAS TRYING TO PUT IT DOWN ON THE INTERSTATE UP AROUND THE 167-168 MILE MARKER. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=mile marker


But airport officials convinced Long to put the plane down in an open field.
One witness who saw the scene unfold says all three are lucky to be alive.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:59:25 tape 1
IN Q=I started running

((MARK BOOTHE/WITNESS: I STARTED RUNNING ACROSS THIS FIELD RIGHT HERE AND WHEN I GOT HERE I SAW THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER OUTSIDE. THE DAUGHTER WAS LAYING DOWN ON THE GROUND HOLLERING AND THE FATHER WAS STILL IN THE PLANE UPSIDE DOWN. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=upside down


Within seven hours of the crash, all three family members had been released from the hospital.
The most serious injury-- a broken wrist.
And even though Bruce Long won't be piloting his family back to New Jersey, he says he will take to the skies again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:16:39
IN Q=Jeez

((LONG: JEEZ. WHEN YOU CAN COME DOWN AND CRASH A PLANE AND WALK AWAY FROM IT, YOU'VE GOT TO CONSIDER YOURSELF PRETTY FORTUNATE. BECAUSE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY AND I STILL PLAN TO GO UP AGAIN. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=up again


Scott Prince, News- 7.))

8Glass-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=None


A drug sweep at E-C Glass High School resulted in one suspension and possible drug charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


Authorities say they got information yesterday that a student was carrying drugs.
Police searched the teen and found what appeared to be marijuana.
The school was sealed off, as police searched for drugs and weapons.
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SOT 15:20:46
IN Q=Teachers, students

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE MEASURES SUCH AS THIS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES AND TO DISCOURAGE ANY UNSAFE PRACTICES OR MATERIALS ON THE CAMPUS OF E.C. GLASS HIGH SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=Glass High School.
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VO-NAT


Morrison says school administrators have adopted a "zero tolerance" policy toward drugs in school.
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8Hawkins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Lisa Aliff


Former Miss Virginia Lisa Aliff wants more visitation with her child.
She moved back to Virginia a couple of months ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


Aliff was in Bedford Circuit Court yesterday asking for additional visitation rights with her five year old son.
Last year Aliff lived in California.
She was charged with parental kidnapping after she did not return the boy to Virginia in time to start school.
Those charges though were dropped.
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SOT 5:06:36
IN Q=So what we're

((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/ALIFF'S ATTORNEY: SO WHAT WE'RE HEAR TODAY IS TO ASK THE COURT TO ALLOW CONTACT AND VISITATION TO WORK, GRADUALLY GET INTO IT, SO THEY CAN WORK IT TO THE CHILD'S BEHALF AND CHILD'S INTEREST. ))
SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Aliff's Attorney;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=child's interest.
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VO-NAT


The boy is currently staying with his father, Rick Hawkins.
He did not want to comment about the specifics of the case.
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SOT 4:52:22
IN Q=I'm not going

((RICHARD HAWKINS/ALIFF'S ESTRANGED HUSBAND: I'M NOT GOING TO SAY I AGREE OR DISAGREE. THE EVIDENCE HAS BEEN PUT FORTH TO THE JUDGE. WE'VE DONE THE BEST WE CAN WITH IT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Hawkins/Aliff's Estranged Husband;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=can with it.
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VO-NAT


Aliff is living in the Roanoke Valley.
Judge William Sweeney did not decide on the case yesterday.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look now at the weather, today will be partly sunny, breezy and cooler with highs near 60. Tonight will be much cooler with temperatures dropping into the mid 30's.