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HEADLINES

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Ahead on News 7 Mornin' -
Divers will spend the day retrieving a private plane from Smith Mountain Lake after the pilot crashes in the water -- this was one of two plane crashes in our area yesterday,
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and Bob Dole gets ready to make a big announcement today. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Lake-Crash


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Two pilots survived separate plane crashes yesterday in western Virginia.
First, a Bedford County pilot crashed her plane into Smith Mountain Lake.
A neighbor helped pull the woman to shore, but divers will spend today trying to retrieve the aircraft.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Sgt. Bobby Ratliff/Va. State Police; :12
SUPER=01-Fred Lunt/Rescuer; :32
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SUPER=01-Tim Garnes/SML Airport; 1:06
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(( Authorities say Penny Simmons was on a final approach to Smith Mountain Lake Airport when her engine went out less than a mile from the runway.
She radioed in she was having trouble.. and seconds later, hit the water.
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((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: WHEN IT HIT THE WATER SHE APPARENTLY HAD TIME TO EXIT THE AIRCRAFT AND GET INTO THE WATER AND GET AWAY FROM IT.))
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Luckily, Fred Lunt's wife saw the plane go down, just 75 yards from their dock.
She told her husband who immediately raced to the scene in his boat.
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IN Q=If it wasn't

((FRED LUNT/RESCUER: IF IT WASN'T FOR MY WIFE, I DON'T THINK NOBODY WOULD HAVE SAW PENNY. MY PROBLEM WAS I COULDN'T LIFT HER INTO THE BOAT. SO FIRST I GOT HER ON THE BOAT HOOK, THEN I SWUNG A LIFELINE AND TIED IT AND SHE HUNG ONTO THE LIFELINE, BROUGHT HER UP TO THIS LADDER HERE AT THE END OF THE DOCK AND THAT'S WHERE WE PUT HER OFF AT.))
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Lunt says Simmons, who reportedly does not know how to swim, seemed more angry about losing her plane than anything else.
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SU 19:39:00
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((Penny Simmons has been flying out of the Smith Mountain Lake airport for about six years. Her friends say she's an excellent pilot, and that probably played a very large part in her surviving the crash.))
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((TIM GARNES/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE AIRPORT: SHE'S A VERY GOOD PILOT AND SHE PROVED IT TODAY. SHE DID A REAL GOOD JOB GETTING THE AIRPLANE DOWN AND GETTING HERSELF OUT OF IT.))
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((WE GOT OUR SINGLE LIFT BAGS AT 3000 CAPACITY, SO WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO THEN.))
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The plane is in about forty feet of water, fifty yards from shore.
Sheriff's authorities using sonar and a red buoy were able to mark the spot for dive teams to begin salvage operations Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
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Simmons has been treated and released from the hospital.

Roanoke-Plane


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And there was trouble at the Roanoke Regional Airport when a routine training exercise ended in a minor plane crash.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Authorities say a student pilot was attempting to take off in a small Cessna trainer when it went out of control before leaving the ground.
The plane apparently raced across the runway and crashed into some heavy equipment.
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON: THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKE OFF OF 24 TO THE WEST. APPARENTLY HAD DIFFICULTY ON TAKE OFF, LOST CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. IT TRAVELLED ACROSS THE TAXI WAY TOWARDS OUR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING.))
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The pilot was not injured.
Airport authorities and State Police are still investigating.
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VALUJET


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About 100 relatives and friends of the victims of ValuJet flight 5-92 plan a memorial service near the Everglades crash site this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;


Relatives will lay a wreath on the water in memory of their loved ones.
Fire or explosion may have played a role in Saturday's crash.
The National Transportation Safety board says searchers found soot on the wreckage, suggesting fire, and the flight recorder stopped working before impact, suggesting explosion.
The jet was carrying 50 to 60 oxygen canisters.
Shortly before the jet went down the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
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((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB:THE FIRST INDICATION OF TROUBLE WAS A DROP IN INDICATED ALTITUDE AND AIR SPEED. THE ALITITUDE DROPPED 815 FEET AND THE AIR SPEED DROPPED 34 KNOTS. THIS LASTED BETWEEN 3 AND FOUR SECONDS. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB:
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Meantime the "Miami Herald" reports that an infant not listed on the flight manifest was among the passengers of Flight 5-92.
That would bring the total number of victims to 110.
The paper says the N-T-S-B confirms the report.
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DOLE


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Some big announcement today from presidential hopeful Bob Dole.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The Senate Majority leader is expected to reveal plans that he will step aside from the daily management of the Senate to focus full time on his presidential campaign.
Two Republican sources say Dole will give up his "majority leader" title altogether.
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But several other sources predict he'll keep the title, while shifting daily Senate management to Majority Whip Trent Lott and other G-O-P Senate leaders.

WVa-Primary


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Meanwhile Dole has taken West Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Monroe Co., WV/Yesterday;


Yesterday was primary day in the Mountain State.
Dole easily won the Republican Presidential primary.
Former Governor Cecil Underwood won the Republican primary.
As for the Democrats, Charlotte Pritt beat Senator Joe Manchin for the gubernatorial nomination.
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1-Sports


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In sports, Dwight Gooden pitches a no hitter.
Mike Stevens has the higlights.
Good morning Mike.
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Army-Dog


ANCHOR=Melanie
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It seems Senator John Warner is trying to come to the aid of a lost Roanoke dog.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


Monday, we told you the story of Pugsy.
The dog has been at the S-P-C-A since the end of last month.
It's original owner is in the Army- stationed in Germany.
Attempts to reach him have been met with political red tape.
But apparently Senator Warner's office is trying to supply the scissors.
A call's been placed to the Pentagon by a staffer, in the hopes of eventually reaching Pugsy's master.
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Fatals


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A couple of fatal accidents in our area last night.
29- year- old Stephen Branner of Weyers Cave was killed when his pickup truck ran off of Route 6-4-6 in Augusta County.
Police say his truck hit a pole and a tree and Branner was thrown from the vehicle before it struck a house.
That accident happened at about 8:30.
Hours later, an A-T-V operated by 34- year- old Donald Surber of White Top ran off of Route 7-5-3 in Grayson County.
That vehicle overturned and struck a tree.
Surber died later at the hospital.

HIV-Test


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
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Before long, anyone who wants an H-I-V blood test will be able to do it at home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


A New Jersey firm will begin marketing a home test for the AIDS virus in June.
At first it'll be available only in Texas and Florida.
But starting in 19-97 it'll be marketed nationwide.
Users of the kit will be able to take a blood sample at home, send it to a lab, then get results by phone.
The Food and Drug Administration approved it yesterday.
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Blindness


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Early detection of vision problems increases the chances they can be treated effectively.
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Prevent Blindness Virginia, a non-profit health organization, sponsored free vision screenings at the Y-M-C-A in Roanoke yesterdaty.
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((SHARON SHAW - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IT DOESN'T TAKE THE PLACE OF A FULL EYE EXAM FROM YOUR EYE DOCTOR BUT WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO IS DETECT POSSIBLE PROBLEMS.))
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The screenings check for common problems like near and far-sightedness and more serious problems like glaucoma.
May is national sight-saving month, and the vision tests are being held in communities across the Commonwealth.
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2-scores


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Magic Johnson just can't quit quitting.
Johnson's on-again, off-again N-B-A career was put on hold yesterday when he decided to retire for the third time in four and a-half years.
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Meantime, Chicago is in the N-B-A's Eastern Conference finals after dispatching the New York Knicks in five games.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Chicago/=94/New York/=81//San Antonio/=98/Utah/=87;



SUPER=92-Houston/==6/Chicago/==3//Florida/==8/St. Louis/==5;
SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==7/San Francisco/==0//Atlanta/==7/Pittsburgh/==3;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==5/Cincinnati/==3//San Diego/==9/New York/==4;
SUPER=92-Los Angeles/==2/Montreal/==1;





2Faith-Democracy


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-32
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Welcome back to News 7 Mornin', I'm Melanie Moon.
The Christian conservative movement in Virginia politics falls under many names.
And some of its leaders are now emerging into the spotlight.
In part two of our "Faith in Democracy" series, Ellen Qualls profiles some key players of the new Christian right.
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SUPER=01-Anne Kincaid/Christian Activist; :25
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((See 05/15/96 6pm for script)

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You can catch part three of "Faith In Democracy" tonight on News 7 at Six.

2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A couple of lucky pilots this morning in western Virginia.
They survived separate crashes at Smith Mountain Lake and at Roanoke Regional airport.
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Relatives of those lost aboard ValuJet Flight 5-92 plan a memorial service near the crash site today.
Meantime investigators are looking into the possibility of an explosion and fire before the jet plunged into the Everglades.
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VO-NAT


Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole is probably going to give up his role as senate majority leader today.
G-O-P sources say he'll step aside to concentrate on the campaign.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday May 15th.
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Simmons-Crash


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A couple of pilots survived plane crashes in western Virginia yesterday.
A Bedford County pilot is alive and well after crashing her plane into Smith Mountain Lake.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Bobby Ratliff/Va. State Police; :12
SUPER=01-Fred Lunt/Rescuer; :32
SUPER=@ssm1; :55
SUPER=01-Tim Garnes/SML Airport; 1:06
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(( Authorities say Penny Simmons was on a final approach to Smith Mountain Lake Airport when her engine went out less than a mile from the runway.
She radioed in she was having trouble.. and seconds later, hit the water.
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SOT 5:43:15
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((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: WHEN IT HIT THE WATER SHE APPARENTLY HAD TIME TO EXIT THE AIRCRAFT AND GET INTO THE WATER AND GET AWAY FROM IT.))
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Luckily, Fred Lunt's wife saw the plane go down, just 75 yards from their dock.
She told her husband who immediately raced to the scene in his boat.
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IN Q=If it wasn't

((FRED LUNT/RESCUER: IF IT WASN'T FOR MY WIFE, I DON'T THINK NOBODY WOULD HAVE SAW PENNY. MY PROBLEM WAS I COULDN'T LIFT HER INTO THE BOAT. SO FIRST I GOT HER ON THE BOAT HOOK, THEN I SWUNG A LIFELINE AND TIED IT AND SHE HUNG ONTO THE LIFELINE, BROUGHT HER UP TO THIS LADDER HERE AT THE END OF THE DOCK AND THAT'S WHERE WE PUT HER OFF AT.))
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Lunt says Simmons, who reportedly does not know how to swim, seemed more angry about losing her plane than anything else.
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((Penny Simmons has been flying out of the Smith Mountain Lake airport for about six years. Her friends say she's an excellent pilot, and that probably played a very large part in her surviving the crash.))
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OUT Q=the crash.
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((TIM GARNES/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE AIRPORT: SHE'S A VERY GOOD PILOT AND SHE PROVED IT TODAY. SHE DID A REAL GOOD JOB GETTING THE AIRPLANE DOWN AND GETTING HERSELF OUT OF IT.))
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((WE GOT OUR SINGLE LIFT BAGS AT 3000 CAPACITY, SO WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO THEN.))
RUNS=:05


The plane is in about forty feet of water, fifty yards from shore.
Sheriff's authorities using sonar and a red buoy were able to mark the spot for dive teams to begin salvage operations Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Simmons has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Landing-Crash


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WRITER=rjo
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Now -- the other plane crash.
This one occurring at Roanoke Regional Airport during a routine training exercise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Authorities say a student pilot, who's name is not being released, was attempting to take off in a small Cessna trainer when he lost control before leaving the ground.
The plane apparently raced across the runway and crashed into some heavy equipment.
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SOT 18:36:06 (TAPE 1)
IN Q=The pilot was attempting

((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON: THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKE OFF OF 24 TO THE WEST. APPARENTLY HAD DIFFICULTY ON TAKE OFF, LOST CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. IT TRAVELLED ACROSS THE TAXI WAY TOWARDS OUR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING.))
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The student was not injured.
Airport authorities and State Police are still investigating.
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fl-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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About 100 relatives and friends of the victims of ValuJet flight 5-92 plan a memorial service near the Everglades crash site this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;


Relatives will lay a wreath on the water in memory of their loved ones.
Fire or explosion may have played a role in Saturday's crash.
The National Transportation Safety board says searchers found soot on the wreckage, suggesting fire, and the flight recorder stopped working before impact, suggesting explosion.
The jet was carrying 50 to 60 oxygen canisters.
Shortly before the jet went down the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
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IN Q=

((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB:THE FIRST INDICATION OF TROUBLE WAS A DROP IN INDICATED ALTITUDE AND AIR SPEED. THE ALITITUDE DROPPED 815 FEET AND THE AIR SPEED DROPPED 34 KNOTS. THIS LASTED BETWEEN 3 AND FOUR SECONDS. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=and four seconds.
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VO-NAT


Meantime the "Miami Herald" reports that an infant not listed on the flight manifest was among the passengers of Flight 5-92.
That would bring the total number of victims to 110.
The paper says the N-T-S-B confirms the report.
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bomb-scare


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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newark, NJ/Yesterday;


A bomb scare at Newark International Airport.
Yesterday a bag on a conveyor belt waiting to be loaded onto an Air France plane blew open.
The Port Authority says no one was injured but it forced police to evacuate the entire terminal while they searched the plane's luggage.
It turned out to be an exploding aerosol can.
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BOB-DOLE


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Some big news from the Dole camp.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Senate Majority leader Bob Dole is expected to announce today that that he is stepping aside from the day- to- day management of the Senate to focus full time on his presidential campaign.
Two Republican sources say Dole will give up his "majority leader" title altogether.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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But several other sources predict he'll keep the title, while shifting daily Senate management to Majority Whip Trent Lott and other G-O-P Senate leaders.

Simpson


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WRITER=mel
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O-J Simpson is headed home after a publicity tour in Britian.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oxford/Last Night;


He faced some tough questions last night at Oxford University, from its world famous debating society.
Simpson's press agents say it was Simpson's idea to come here.
Simpson eagerly posed for cameras beforehand, but he would not allow the press to witness his speech or the interchange he had with the hundreds of students inside.
The event lasted about an hour.
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((DID THEY ASK ANY AWFUL QUESTIONS? SIMPSON: I DON'T KNOW, QUESTIONS I WOULD HAVE ASKED. OXFORD SUTDENT: I THINK H'ES VERY PERSUASIVE, I LIKE HIM. STUDENT:I THOUGHT VER Y IMPRESSIVE, STAYED CALM. STUDENT:CLEVER FOOTBALL STAR WHO MURDERED HIS WIFE. ))
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Outside about 50 demonstrators chanted against domestic violence, while a group of men rallied in support of Simpson.
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3-Sports


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NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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In sports, an N-F-L player checks into rehab.
Mike Stevens has details of that, plus highlights of the N-B-A playoffs in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


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(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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Lake-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


Two pilots survived separate plane crashes yesterday in western Virginia.
First, a Bedford County pilot crashed her plane into Smith Mountain Lake.
A neighbor helped pull the woman to shore, but divers will spend today trying to retrieve the aircraft.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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IN Q=Authorities say
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Bobby Ratliff/Va. State Police; :12
SUPER=01-Fred Lunt/Rescuer; :32
SUPER=@ssm1; :55
SUPER=01-Tim Garnes/SML Airport; 1:06
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( Authorities say Penny Simmons was on a final approach to Smith Mountain Lake Airport when her engine went out less than a mile from the runway.
She radioed in she was having trouble.. and seconds later, hit the water.
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SOT 5:43:15
IN Q=When it hit

((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: WHEN IT HIT THE WATER SHE APPARENTLY HAD TIME TO EXIT THE AIRCRAFT AND GET INTO THE WATER AND GET AWAY FROM IT.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=away from it.


Luckily, Fred Lunt's wife saw the plane go down, just 75 yards from their dock.
She told her husband who immediately raced to the scene in his boat.
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SOT 6:22:27//6:20:41
IN Q=If it wasn't

((FRED LUNT/RESCUER: IF IT WASN'T FOR MY WIFE, I DON'T THINK NOBODY WOULD HAVE SAW PENNY. MY PROBLEM WAS I COULDN'T LIFT HER INTO THE BOAT. SO FIRST I GOT HER ON THE BOAT HOOK, THEN I SWUNG A LIFELINE AND TIED IT AND SHE HUNG ONTO THE LIFELINE, BROUGHT HER UP TO THIS LADDER HERE AT THE END OF THE DOCK AND THAT'S WHERE WE PUT HER OFF AT.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=her off at.


Lunt says Simmons, who reportedly does not know how to swim, seemed more angry about losing her plane than anything else.
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SU 19:39:00
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((Penny Simmons has been flying out of the Smith Mountain Lake airport for about six years. Her friends say she's an excellent pilot, and that probably played a very large part in her surviving the crash.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the crash.
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SOT 6:51:56
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((TIM GARNES/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE AIRPORT: SHE'S A VERY GOOD PILOT AND SHE PROVED IT TODAY. SHE DID A REAL GOOD JOB GETTING THE AIRPLANE DOWN AND GETTING HERSELF OUT OF IT.))
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natsot 6:48:58

((WE GOT OUR SINGLE LIFT BAGS AT 3000 CAPACITY, SO WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO THEN.))
RUNS=:05


The plane is in about forty feet of water, fifty yards from shore.
Sheriff's authorities using sonar and a red buoy were able to mark the spot for dive teams to begin salvage operations Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Simmons has been treated and released from the hospital.

Roanoke-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=roanoke regional airport


And there was trouble at the Roanoke Regional Airport when a routine training exercise ended in a minor plane crash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Authorities say a student pilot was attempting to take off in a small Cessna trainer when it went out of control before leaving the ground.
The plane apparently raced across the runway and crashed into some heavy equipment.
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SOT 18:36:06 (TAPE 1)
IN Q=The pilot was attempting

((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON: THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKE OFF OF 24 TO THE WEST. APPARENTLY HAD DIFFICULTY ON TAKE OFF, LOST CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. IT TRAVELLED ACROSS THE TAXI WAY TOWARDS OUR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING.))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Airport Spokesperson;
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OUT Q=vehicle maintenance building.
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VO-NAT


The pilot was not injured.
Airport authorities and State Police are still investigating.
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Fatals


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


A couple of fatal accidents in our area last night.
29- year- old Stephen Branner of Weyers Cave was killed when his pickup truck ran off of Route 6-4-6 in Augusta County.
Police say his truck hit a pole and a tree and Branner was thrown from the vehicle before it struck a house.
That accident happened at about 8:30.
Hours later, an A-T-V operated by 34- year- old Donald Surber of White Top ran off of Route 7-5-3 in Grayson County.
That vehicle overturned and struck a tree.
Surber died later at the hospital. 05:59-02

Supervisors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


The Roanoke County supervisors approved financing for three school projects- but yesterday's vote did little to ease the debate on the school system's future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The supervisors narrowly approved funding to complete an addition to Northside High School, to air- condition Cave Spring Junior High, and equip the new Glenvar Middle School.
The votes fell along regional lines, and brought complaints that the county is spending millions without a well- developed plan.
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((LEE EDDY/WINDSOR HILLS SUPERVISOR: THAT'S BEEN PART OF OUR PROBLEM RIGHT ALONG WITH THESE SCHOOL PROJECTS. WE'RE APPROPRIATING MONEY WITHOUT KNOWING THE DETAILS OF WHAT THAT MONEY IS GOING TO BUY, OR IF THE MONEY IS ENOUGH TO BUY EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED.)) ((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: I THINK WITHOUT A PLAN AND WITHOUT A MULTI- YEAR PLAN THAT WOULD ALLOW FACILITIES TO BE BUILT, OCCUPIED, ADEQUATELY EQUIPPED, ADEQUATELY STAFFED, ETC. IS JUST AN INAPPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE PART OF THIS BODY.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The school board did not get all of the money it requested-
School Superintendent Deanna Gordon says the financing will take care of the most immediate needs while a comprehensive study of school construction is completed.

L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Another Christian college is coming to Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


City council last night approved a conditional use permit for Christ College to locate in the old Jones Memorial Library.
The library is currently owned by the Patrick Henry Institute which will rent space to the tiny, unaccredited school.
Christ College will also renovate two nearby homes to use as dormitories for about thirty students.
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Tech-Suit


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


A Virginia Tech official has filed an 850-thousand dollar defamation lawsuit against the school's student newspaper.
Sharon Yeagle's case involves an April 30th article in the Collegiate Times times that identified her by a crude, fictitious job title.
She actually is assistant to the vice president for student affairs.
Yeagle says the newspaper damaged her reputation and caused her shame, humiliation, embarrassment and financial loss.
The editors of the newspaper said the phrase was published by mistake.


4-scores


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


Turning now to sports -- it looked like Dwight Gooden was heading to the bullpen four starts ago.
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VO-NAT


Last night he headed into the record book.
Gooden tossed his first career no-hitter as the New York Yankees blanked Seattle 2-to-0.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=91-Cleveland/==5/Detroit/==1//New York/==2/Seattle/==0;
SUPER=91-Texas/=10/Kansas City/==0//Toronto/==4/Minnesota/==2;
SUPER=91-Boston/==4/California/==3//Baltimore/==9/Oakland/==1;



SUPER=93-Salem/=11/Winston-Salem/==6//Durham/=12/Lynchburg/==0;

SUPER=103-Florida/==4/Philadelphia/==1//Detroit/==4/St. Louis/==2;