06:00-01

Headlines

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
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VO-NAT


A tractor trailer takes a spill and blocks Route 29 in Lynchburg.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


The Justice Department launches a probe to investigate the recent surge in prices at the pump. wx-head
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live-head
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29-Wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=none


Traffic is slow moving along the southbound lanes of Route 29 near Candler's Mountain Road in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


One lane of traffic is now open after a tractor trailer loaded with wood chips crashed two hours ago.
Police say the driver of the trailer was exiting on to Route 29 but was traveling too fast and tipped over.
The truck driver was not injured in the crash, but will likely face reckless driving charges.
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Gas-Prices


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Gas Prices


Today the Justice Department begins its investigation into the rising price of gas.
A five-member task force was created yesterday to determine if market conditions are responsible for the increase, or if the petroleum industry has been gouging consumers.
Meantime, the higher prices will hit you in the wallet in more ways than one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It won't just cost you more to drive your car, but the price of all kinds of delivered goods may go up.
SUPER=03-Troutville;


That's because the diesel fuel truckers use also costs more.
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SOT 22:19:49
IN Q=Diesel prices

((STEVE FALK/TRUCK DRIVER: DIESEL PRICES UP NORTH ARE A DOLLAR FIFTY A GALLON. DOWN HERE THEY'RE REAL HIGH, STARTING TO GET HIGH, GONNA COST EVERYBODY MONEY.))
SUPER=01-Steve Falk/Truck Driver;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=everybody money.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; (QUICK)


Meanwhile in Washington, a trade association representing U-S oil companies, defended the recent fuel hikes, and welcomed any federal probe into alleged price gouging.
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SOT 1pm tape 14:09:00
IN Q=None of

((EDWARD MURPHY/AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE: NONE OF THEM HAVE EVER CONCLUDED THAT THE GASOLINE PRICE CHANGES OR THE CRUDE OIL CHANGES ARE ANY OTHER THAN NORMAL MARKET REACTION TO NORMAL FORCES. I'M FULLY CONFIDENT THAT ANY INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO SHOW THE SAME THING.))
SUPER=01-Edward Murphy/American Petroleum Institute;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=same thing.
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VO-NAT


Gasoline prices are at their highest since the Persian Gulf War.
They've jumped five cents in the past two weeks and 14 cents in the past year.
The average price nationwide was a dollar, thirty six cents a gallon as of Friday.
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Freemen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Melanie
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=freemen standoff


The anti-government Freemen may be ready to make their next move known sometime this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


That word comes from former Green Beret Colonel James "Bo" Gritz, who spent an hour-and-a-half in negotiations with the group yesterday.
Gritz says that after meetings with Montana state officials, members of the Freemen believe some of the charges against them will be dropped if they come out within 24 hours.
But Gritz says he doubts they will surrender.
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Arafat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=Melanie
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat heads to the White House today for a
meeting with President Clinton. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The business session will focus on the future of Israel and the West Bank and Gaza.
Arafat had the opportunity yesterday to talk briefly with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres who was also in Washington.
Arafat said afterward that the Mideast peace process would go on despite the recent conflict in southern Lebanon.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


The Tour Dupont pushes off today -- Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=morning everyone
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=little bit

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Roanoke-Mayor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


From economic development and regional cooperation, to rental inspections and real estate taxes--
Last night's debate between Roanoke's Mayor and the man hoping to unseat him focused mainly on voters' wallets, and their homes.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Just a handful
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=@Bowers; :20
SUPER=01-Pat Green/(R) Roanoke Mayoral Candidate; :37
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:21
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke


(( Just a handful of citizens, along with a couple of city council candidates made up the studio audience for the Mayoral debate.
But questions for the candidates came from the moderator-- and especially, the phone lines.
One question was regarding the real estate tax rate-- which the Democratic incumbent says he wants to see lowered.
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SOT tape 1 7:59:48

((DAVID BOWERS/D- ROANOKE MAYOR: LET ME SAY THAT IN THE FOUR YEARS I'VE SERVED AS MAYOR, WE'VE CONTINUED TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET. THIS YEAR, THE CITY MANAGER DID NOT PROPOSE A TAX REDUCTION-- BUT I'M STILL LOOKING AT IT-- I'M STILL LOOKING FOR IT. ))
RUNS=:10


Meanwhile, his Republican challenger, Pat Green says adjustments need to be made in the current rate.
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SOT tape 1 8:01:01

((PAT GREEN/R- CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: WHAT HOPEFULLY YOU'LL SEE IS THAT THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND THE APPRAISAL DEPARTMENT WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THEY CANNOT CONTINUE TO RAISE THE RATE OF TAXES-- THE RATE OF THE PROPERTY VALUE-- AS THEY'VE DONE IN THE PAST. ))
RUNS=:12


About the only verbal sparring during the debate was over the city's rental inspection program-- which Green says was timed for political gain.
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SOT tape 1 7:41:57

((GREEN: WHY DID THEY WAIT SO LONG TO DO IT? BOWERS: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? MODERATOR: LET HIM FINISH. GO AHEAD. GREEN: WHY DIDN'T WE HAVE IT YEARS AGO? WHY IS IT NOW, RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION, ALL OF A SUDDEN COMING UP? ))
RUNS=:10


But Bowers says the plan had long been in the works-
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SOT 7:42:38

((BOWERS: ON THE DOCKET, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL, JUST ABOUT A YEAR AGO, IT WAS IN THE SUMMERTIME AND RIGHT AWAY, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED THE CITY MANAGER TO GO FORWARD WITH THAT PROGRAM. ))
RUNS=:08
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SOT standup tape 2 8:25:15


(( AT ONE POINT, THE DEBATE ALSO TURNED TO THE TOPIC OF POLITICS ITSELF-- WHEN BOTH CANDIDATES AGREED ON THE NEED FOR POSITIVE CAMPAIGNING.
WE'LL SEE IF THEY MAINTAIN THAT BELIEF WHEN ELECTION DAY ROLLS AROUND NEXT TUESDAY.
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, ROANOKE. ))
RUNS=:15

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Savino


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of Savino 89-36
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A federal appeals court has rejected Joseph Savino's appeal that he was on cocaine when he killed his lover and poorly advised by his lawyers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


Savino was sentenced to death after pleading guilty to the 19-88 murder of Thomas McWaters.
He argued that his lawyers should have advised him to try an "intoxication defense."
A three-judge panel did not buy that argument.
It said Savino's attorneys correctly determined that such a defense would fail.
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Lukens-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


An arsonist is blamed for a Christmas Day fire that destroyed the historic Lukens building in Lynchburg.
But authorities say this fire burned more quickly and hotter than anything they've seen before, and they're asking for some federal help in the investigation.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Lynchburg fire
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 25; :00
SUPER=01-John Jennings/Lynchburg Fire Marshal; :19
SUPER=@ssm1; :27
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( Lynchburg fire authorities say whoever set fire to the Lukens building on Christmas Day knew exactly what they were doing.
The blaze that gutted the century- old landmark started on the third floor where a chemical accelerant ignited a fire that reached more than 2400 degrees, hot enough to melt bricks.
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SOT 20:33:09
IN Q=I believe

((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: I BELIEVE YOU COULD BACK A TANKER TRUCK ... NOT HAVE DONE THIS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=have done this.
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SU 20:51:36
IN Q=Jennings says

((Jennings says the Lukens fire resembles what's known as a high temperature accelerant fire, of which only five or six have been seen in the entire United States. For that reason, he's asking agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to assist in the investigation.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the investigation.


Jennings says the A-T-F is highly trained in fire and explosion investigations.
Even with a hundred combined years of experience working here on the local level, investigators knew this one was out of their league.
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SOT 20:30:03
IN Q=In my 20 years

((JENNINGS: IN MY TWENTY YEARS OF INVESTIGATING FIRES, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS,... LIKE THIS.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=like this.


The investigation continues.
Jennings would not comment on possible suspects, and whether that list includes the building's owner Larry Halstead.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

2-scores


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


In sports --
Detroit is out of the N-B-A playoffs while Sacramento and Los Angeles are hanging by a thread.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Orlando/101/Detroit/=98//Houston/104/LA Lakers/=98;
SUPER=96-Seattle/=96/Sacramento/=89;



SUPER=91-Cleveland/==5/White Sox/==3//Boston/=13/Detroit/==4;
SUPER=91-Toronto/==9/Milwaukee/==8//Minnesota/=16/Kansas City/==7;
SUPER=91-Seattle/==8/Texas/==0//NY Yankees/=13/Baltimore/=10;
SUPER=91-California/==7/Oakland/==3;



SUPER=92-Florida/==7/Philadelphia/==2//Pittsburgh/=10/Cincinnati/==7;
SUPER=92-Atlanta/==7/Houston/==5//Chi Cubs/==7/St. Louis/==6;
SUPER=92-San Francisco/==9/San Diego/==4//Los Angeles/==7/Colorado/==4;



SUPER=93-Winston-Salem/=10/Lynchburg/==4;



Stormy-Weather


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Severe Weather


Severe storms are in the weather forecast MORE and MORE this time of year.
Storm WATCHES are issued when BAD weather COULD be on the way.
A WARNING is issued when a storm is ALREADY happening or WILL BE in a very short period of time.
I recently visited the Blacksburg forecast center where forecasters explained some of the conditions THEY watch for when issuing severe weather bulletins.
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SOT
IN Q=Last June
SUPER=04-June 23, 1995; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :19
SUPER=01-Mike Emlaw/Meteorologist; :24
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=Internet Home Page

(( open with file video 95-61 00:17 amherst flooding package.
Rt. 460 near the Bedford and Campbell County line was flooded last year after the Timberlake Dam broke during severe thunderstorms. Flash flood warnings were out as rescue workers tried to save people caught by surprise by the rising waters. One volunteer firefighter lost his life in the process. The national weather service was watching and reporting on the intensity of the storms in that area as they approached.
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10 48 22 00 - 10 48 40 00
SOT
IN Q=Roanoke is situated

((MIKE EMLAW/METEOROLOGIST: ROANOKE IS SITUATED RIGHT HERE. THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN FALL WAS INDICATED IN THE ORANGE AND RED AREA. AS THE TIME LAPS GOES ON, THE HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES IN THAT AREA AND MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS KEPT DEVELOPING IN THIS AREA AND KEPT MOVING ACROSS THE SAME AREA OVER AND OVER AGAIN. ))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=over and over again.

video of martinsville tornado 94-64 "tornado" pkg 8/18/94 Tornadoes are not common in this area, but they can occur. Meteorologists use doplar radar which detects motion and precipitation to locate tornado formation.
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11 11 02 00 - 11 11 27 00
SOT
IN Q=This is 60

((MIKE EMLAW/METEOROLOGIST: THIS IS 60 MPH TOWARDS RADAR, BACK HERE IT'S 40 MILES PER HOUR A WAY FROM RADAR. WE HAD A STRONG BUT BROAD CIRCULATION. WE WATCHED CLOSELY. IF A TORNADO WERE TO FORM, THIS CIRCULATION WOULD GET CLOSER TOGETHER AND KEEP STRENGTHENING AND WORK TO THE GROUND. THAT'S WHAT WE'D BE LOOKING FOR. ))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=be looking for.


This storm did not cause a tornado, but did drop baseball size hail near Smith Mountain Lake last May.
For more information on tornados and flooding, look to the weather section of the WDBJ7 Internet Home Page.))

2Headlines


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


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


The Justice Department wants to know what's caused gasoline prices to soar sky high.
It's launched a probe to investigate the matter.
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VO-NAT


A shocked and grief-stricken nation has come together to remember the 35 victims of a weekend slaughter on the Australian island of Tasmania.
Australians bowed their heads in prayer and observed a minute of silence.
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VO-NAT


And tonight is the deadline for filing your state income tax forms.
Officials expected a half- million returns to come in between now and midnight.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday the first day of May.
ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
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Wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=none


Part of Route 29 near Candler's Mountain Road in Lynchburg is blocked this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A tractor trailer loaded with wood chips crashed there two hours ago, blocking both southbound lanes.
Police say the driver of the trailer was exiting on to Route 29 but was traveling too fast and tipped over.
The truck driver was not injured in the crash, but will likely face reckless driving charges.
City crews have been called in to remove the wood chips from the highway.
No word on when the road will be re- opened.
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Fuel-Investigation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=Melanie
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=gas prices


Today the Justice Department begins its investigation into the rising price of gas.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A five-member task force was created yesterday to determine if market conditions are responsible for the increase or if the petroleum industry has been gouging consumers.
During past gasoline shortages, the Justice Department has not found any basis for taking action against the oil companies.
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AUSTRALIA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=Melanie
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Australia paid its respects this morning to the thirty-five people killed in the weekend massacre in Tasmania.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hobart, Australia;


A minute of silence was observed and flags were lowered at half staff throughout the country.
In the Tasmanian capital of Hobart, 35 candles -- one for each of the dead -- were placed at the foot of a simple wooden crucifix during a state memorial service broadcast live on national T-V.
The Tasmanian government plans to outlaw and confiscate semiautomatic weapons, similar to those used in this week's massacre.
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Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine


A Halifax County elementary teacher and a school janitor are charged with cocaine possession.
The teacher, 37-year old Dorothy Ferrell was arrested Monday night at a county park, along with the janitor, 40-year old Jerry Rags-dale.
Deputies answering a disturbance call say they spotted Ferrell, Ragsdale and a third person in a car, along with some crack and pipes used to smoke it.
No word on how much cocaine the deputies found.
School superintendent Kenneth Walker was unavailable for comment.


Giles-Hoax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


A judge in Giles County clears two teenage girls accused of pulling a bridge-jumping suicide attempt.
But the girls are still telling conflicting stories.
The 16 year-old who first reported the alleged incident told her version to Tracy Altizer.
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SOT
IN Q=She said she's not
SUPER=03-Giles Co./February 19; :05
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:00
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=see that also.
(( (/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:03:57

((SHE SAID SHE'S NOT GONNA GET SENT OFF, AND JUMPED OFF THE BRIDGE. ))
RUNS=:03


The 16 year- old says her friend was afraid of being sent to reform school when she jumped into the icy New River.
Rescuers searched for two days, during which time the younger girl says she hid out in the home of her friend.
The 16 year-old says that's not true.
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SOT 12:07:26

((I HAVE NO CLUE WHERE SHE WAS, I WISH I DID BUT IT DON'T. I KNOW SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS ON THE RIVER. ))
RUNS=:10


The 14 year- old, who first told police the same thing, later told them she never jumped at all.
The older girl said it then appeared SHE was lying.
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SOT 12:09:06

((IT WAS LIKE EVERYBODY THAT I KNEW AND TRUSTED JUST TURNED AGAINST ME AND SAID "I HATE YOU." THAT WAS REALLY HARD. ))
RUNS=:08


She hopes that since the court found her not guilty, others won't be too quick to judge.
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SOT 12:11:40

((THEY EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED AND HE SAID THAT I'M INNOCENT. AND I WISH PEOPLE WOULD SEE THAT ALSO. ))
RUNS=:12


Commonwealth's Attorney Garland Spangler says some rescuers still believe it was a hoax, and need closure to the incident.
He plans to ask the judge to consider placing the girls in a juvenile counseling program. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


News- 7 is not revealing the identities of either girl because of their ages.

3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


In sports --
The N-B-A playoffs continue with the Magic clinching its first round series.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=and a
RUNS=2:15
OUT Q=everybody

$CCOFF

29-Wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=none


Traffic is slow moving along the southbound lanes of Route 29 near Candler's Mountain Road in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


One lane of traffic is now open after a tractor trailer loaded with wood chips crashed two hours ago.
Police say the driver of the trailer was exiting on to Route 29 but was traveling too fast and tipped over.
The truck driver was not injured in the crash, but will likely face reckless driving charges.
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Vivian-Thomas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Henry County Department of Social Services was already familiar with Vivian Thomas when her infant died in a house fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./February 28;


Prosecutors say Thomas had left her children alone at least 30- minutes before her house caught fire in February.
The blaze killed her six-month old daughter and seriously injured her two other young children.
A state police agent testified yesterday the oven had been left on 500- degrees and caught the wall on fire.
Witnesses indicated this wasn't the first time Thomas had left her young children alone.
Thomas' brother testified his 31- year old sister has given birth to eleven children.
He says seven of her children had already been taken away by social workers before the fatal fire.
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SOT
IN Q=Most of

((ROBERT BUSHNELL/HENRY CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:MOST OF THE TIME SITUATIONS OF CHILD NEGLECT ARE RESOLVED CIVILLY OR THEY NEVER COME TO THE ATTENTION OF THE AUTHORITIES BUT A SITUATION LIKE THIS IS TRAGIC AND UNUSUAL. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Bushnell/Henry Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=and unusual.
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VO-NAT


Thomas is charged with a class four felony.
If convicted she could spend 10- years in prison.
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Mayor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Voters' wallets and their homes were the focus of last night's debate between Roanoke's Mayor and the man hoping to unseat him.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Just a handful
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=@Bowers; :20
SUPER=01-Pat Green/(R) Roanoke Mayoral Candidate; :37
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:21
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke


(( Just a handful of citizens, along with a couple of city council candidates made up the studio audience for the Mayoral debate.
But questions for the candidates came from the moderator-- and especially, the phone lines.
One question was regarding the real estate tax rate-- which the Democratic incumbent says he wants to see lowered.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 1 7:59:48

((DAVID BOWERS/D- ROANOKE MAYOR: LET ME SAY THAT IN THE FOUR YEARS I'VE SERVED AS MAYOR, WE'VE CONTINUED TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET. THIS YEAR, THE CITY MANAGER DID NOT PROPOSE A TAX REDUCTION-- BUT I'M STILL LOOKING AT IT-- I'M STILL LOOKING FOR IT. ))
RUNS=:10


Meanwhile, his Republican challenger, Pat Green says adjustments need to be made in the current rate.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 1 8:01:01

((PAT GREEN/R- CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: WHAT HOPEFULLY YOU'LL SEE IS THAT THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND THE APPRAISAL DEPARTMENT WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THEY CANNOT CONTINUE TO RAISE THE RATE OF TAXES-- THE RATE OF THE PROPERTY VALUE-- AS THEY'VE DONE IN THE PAST. ))
RUNS=:12


About the only verbal sparring during the debate was over the city's rental inspection program-- which Green says was timed for political gain.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 1 7:41:57

((GREEN: WHY DID THEY WAIT SO LONG TO DO IT? BOWERS: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? MODERATOR: LET HIM FINISH. GO AHEAD. GREEN: WHY DIDN'T WE HAVE IT YEARS AGO? WHY IS IT NOW, RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION, ALL OF A SUDDEN COMING UP? ))
RUNS=:10


But Bowers says the plan had long been in the works-
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:42:38

((BOWERS: ON THE DOCKET, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL, JUST ABOUT A YEAR AGO, IT WAS IN THE SUMMERTIME AND RIGHT AWAY, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED THE CITY MANAGER TO GO FORWARD WITH THAT PROGRAM. ))
RUNS=:08
(/////SOT/////)
SOT standup tape 2 8:25:15


(( AT ONE POINT, THE DEBATE ALSO TURNED TO THE TOPIC OF POLITICS ITSELF-- WHEN BOTH CANDIDATES AGREED ON THE NEED FOR POSITIVE CAMPAIGNING.
WE'LL SEE IF THEY MAINTAIN THAT BELIEF WHEN ELECTION DAY ROLLS AROUND NEXT TUESDAY.
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, ROANOKE. ))
RUNS=:15

))

Tax-Deadline


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of state-taxes 595-05
GRAPHIC=virginia state seal


Just a couple weeks after federal income taxes were due, another tax deadline is here.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/May 1, 1995;


Virginia income tax forms are due by midnight.
The state Department of Taxation says it has received one-point-five million tax returns so far.
Officials expect a half- million returns to come in between now and midnight -- and another half- million after that.
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4-scores


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


In the N-B-A playoffs --
Orlando completed a three-game sweep of the Pistons.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Orlando/101/Detroit/=98//Houston/104/LA Lakers/=98;
SUPER=96-Seattle/=96/Sacramento/=89;


SUPER=93-Winston-Salem/=10/Lynchburg/==4;