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7Plane-Crash

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


A plane crash in Franklin County yesterday killed two people.
Authorities have identified the victims as 68-year-old Charles Diseker Junior and 66-year-old Estelle Diseker, both of Austin, Texas.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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((BILL HOLT/WITNESS: WE HEARD THIS PLANE-- BUT WE DIDN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE NOISE. WE THOUGHT THAT THE WIND HAD BLOWN A TREE OVER. ))
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Holt's home is located only a few hundred yards away from where the single- engine experimental aircraft plunged from the sky-- killing both people on board.
Its ill- fated flight originated in Greenville, South Carolina.
Authorities heard a little after four P-M that the plane had disappeared from the radar and lost radio contact with the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: WE HAVE NO INFORMATION ON ANY WARNINGS OR ANY INDICATION THE THEY GAVE THAT THEY WERE IN TROUBLE AT ALL. ))
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An all- out search began in the Franklin-- Floyd county area.
But it was a passer- by who discovered the wreckage two hours later off Route 738, also known as Rockland Road.
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((KATHY SHOCKLEY/WITNESS: I RAN BACK HERE AND SAW THE BODIES AND WENT BACK TO THE HOUSE AND-- IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD-- YELLING, CALL 9-1-1. ))
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The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time-- both F-A-A officials and members of the National Transportation Safety Board have been called in to assist.
Kimberly McBroom, News7, Franklin County.))

7Shad-Planking


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
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TAPE#edit of 95-25
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


U-S Senate candidates will eat fish and shake hands today at the annual shad planking in Wakefield.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wakefield/April 1995;


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer is scheduled to speak at the event.
The yearly shad planking is a Ruritan Club fund-raiser.
In the past, it has been a "must-attend event" for politicians.
News 7 plans to have live reports at five and six.
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7Health-Express


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


An early lesson in health care for some Danville grade schoolers.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


The school system bought a rolling vehicle that's similar to a doctor's office.
The goal is to give fourth grade students a yearly physical, in a friendly atmosphere- so they get used to seeing a doctor.
Mary Helen Smith's fourth grade class at Glenwood Elementary named the vehicle.
It's called the Health Express.
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((SHERRI WRIGHT/DANVILLE SCHOOL NURSE: IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO ESTABLISH THAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS IN KIDS WHILE THEY'RE IN SCHOOL SO THEN THEY WILL CARRY ON WITH THAT AFTER THEY GET OUT. WE SEE THIS AS VERY DEFINITELY AN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.))
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OUT Q=an educational process.
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Nurses from the local health department will do the examinations.
A grant helped pay for the "Health Express" which cost nearly 100- thousand dollars.
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7Dial-in-news


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Reading the paper is impossible for those who can't see.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But a new innovation allows those people a way to get the latest news and information.
It's called Dial-In News.
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((DEBBIE HELMS/PRESIDENT OF VOICE OF THE BLUE RIDGE: I CAN CALL AT 10 O' CLOCK AT NIGHT OR 2 IN THE MORNING OR 7 IN THE MORNING AND READ WHATEVER ARTICLE I WANT AND IT'S JUST OPENED THE WHOLE WORLD OF NEWSPAPER TO ME IT'S...LIKE A MIRACLE.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Helms/Voice of the Blue Ridge;
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OUT Q=like a miracle
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The Voice of the Blue Ridge created Dial-in News. It allows the blind to use a touch tone phone to interact with a computer.
The system is the only one in Virginia using a synthesized speech computer.
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((DEBBIE HELMS/PRESIDENT OF VOICE OF THE BLUE RIDGE: EVERYBODY WHO KNOWS ABOUT IT HAS JUST BEEN THRILLED BECAUSE THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO READ THE PAPER.))
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OUT Q= read the paper
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VO-NAT


News for the blind is available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Dial-in News offers the Roanoke Times but it hopes to expand to include other papers.

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Turning now to the forecast -
A nice day is in store for you today -
It's going to be sunny and breezy, with temperatures in the lower to mid 60s.
Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with lows dipping into the 40s.

55Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPEedit of #96-17
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


The victims of yesterday's fatal plane crash in Franklin County have been identified as 68-year-old Charles Diseker Junior and 66-year-old Estelle Diseker, both of Austin, Texas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;


The flight of the single engine experimental aircraft originated in Greenville, South Carolina.
Authorities heard a little after four P-M that the plane had disappeared from the radar and lost radio contact with the Roanoke Regional Airport.
An all- out search began in Franklin-- Floyd counties.
But it was a passerby who discovered the wreckage two hours later off Route 7-38, also known as Rockland Road.
The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time.
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55Radford-Unabomber


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Unabomber


A federal grand jury in Montana today could begin hearing evidence involving Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski.
To date, he's been charged only with possession of bomb-making materials.
Meantime, a Radford University expert on serial killers believes there may be a connection between the Unabomber and the Oklahoma City bombing.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Tod Burke/Radford Criminal Justice Prof.; :16
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55Boty-Supers


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


A local land developer is given the green light to build in Botetourt County.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Riley Overbay plans to build a 300 home golf community between Fincastle and Troutville.
The county board of supervisors approved the plan when they voted 3-1 to vote to rezone the land.
The 422-acre lot will be called Ashley Plantation, and will be one of the largest subdivisions in the county.
Still a number of peple protested the plan at yesterday's meeting.
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((REID MCMURRAY/AGAINST ASHLEY PLANTATION: THIS PROPOSAL OBVIOUSLY ENCOURAGES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES THAT PROVIDE DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT AND ENLARGE THE TAX BASE. THIS PROPOSAL, JUST AS OBVIOUSLY, DOESN'T PROVIDE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST LANDS ))
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Others took a different view, saying growing pains are natural, and that the county should embrace the project.
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((FREDERICK SPIEGEL/FOR ASHLEY PLANTATION: I ASK YOU TODAY TO ONCE AGAIN LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND FOR YOU TO VOTE YES ON ASHLEY PLANTATION. ))
SUPER=01-Frederick Spiegel/For Ashley Plantation;
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Overbay hopes some of the houses will be complete in ten months.
He says the golf course could be finished in 1998.
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55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
A nice day is in store for you today -
It's going to be sunny and breezy with temperatures in the lower to mid 60s.

8Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPEedit of #96-17
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash/Private


A Texas man and woman were killed yesterday when their palne went down in Franklin County.
The victims have been identified as 68-year-old Charles Diseker Junior and 66-year-old Estelle Diseker, both of Austin, Texas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;


The flight of the single engine experimental aircraft originated in Greenville, South Carolina.
Authorities heard a little after four P-M that the plane had disappeared from the radar and lost radio contact with the Roanoke Regional Airport.
An all- out search began in Franklin and Floyd counties.
But it was a passer- by who discovered the wreckage two hours later off Route 7-38, also known as Rockland Road.
The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time.
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8Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Governor Allen comes out on top in our latest NEWS 7 - Roanoke Times poll.
But the Governor's pet peeve for today's veto override session of the General Assembly is NOT shared by most voters.
Ellen Qualls has the story and the numbers.
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(( George Felix Allen is looking good.
According to the latest Mason Dixon poll, 58- percent of regular voters say the Governor is doing an excellent or good job.
That's his highest score ever in one of our polls.
In contrast, the General Assembly doesn't fare as well.
39- percent say lawmakers are doing excellent or good jobs.
And that bunch's approval rating actually jumped seven points over last year.
Suffolk Republican Robert Nelms apparently did a good job of making the public aware of a law that protects legislators from arrest during the session.
Nelms used it to get an indecent exposure charge dismissed lat week.
Should lawmakers be immune from such arrests?
No according to 73- percent of those polled.
14 percent say the law's okay.
Less arresting for the public has been the Governor's lonely fight against federal Goals 2000 money.
Allen says it will mean too much federal control.
Leading Democrats say the state should accept the almost seven million dollars it's due.
We asked you.
49- percent say yes -- the state should accept the money.
28- percent say no -- the Governor's right.
And a significant 23- percent say they still don't know.
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((ALONG WITH THE GOALS 2000 DEBATE, THIS VETO OVERRIDE SESSION WILL GET PERSONAL. EXPECT TO HEAR MORE FROM ROANOKE DEMOCRATS ABOUT THE GOVERNOR'S VETO OF THREE PROJECTS IN THEIR BACKYARD. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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8Wiley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


The mystery is over.
David Wiley
SUPER=Wiley, David

has been named new conductor of the Roanoke Symphony.
Wiley lives in Minneapolis now, but says he's no stranger to the area, since his parents live in Floyd.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1995;


Wiley spent time as an assistant conductor in Indianapolis and is NOW
assistant conductor with the Minnesota Orchestra.


He's been in Minneapolis less than a year.
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((DAVID WILEY/ROANOKE SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS EDUCATE THEIR AUDIENCE THROUGH PRE CONCERT LECTURES, GOING AROUND THE COMMUNITY GETTING PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT CLASSICAL MUSIC.))
SUPER=10-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony Conductor/October 1995;
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In addition to classical music, Wiley admits to a fondness for folk music, especially Scottish and Irish fiddlers.
He also dreams of accompanying Williamsburg native and fellow pianist Bruce Hornsby with a full orchestra.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=David Wiley


The Roanoke Symphony Society will make the formal announcement of Wiley's appointment tomorrow.
He officially takes over as music director at the start of the new season in July.

8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
A nice day is in store for you today -
It's going to be sunny and breezy with temperatures in the lower to mid 60s. But, warmer temperatures tomorrow, with highs, 75 to 80 degrees. Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with lows dipping into the 40s.