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7TRACTOR-AX

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TAPE# 96-31
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A Roanoke man is in serious condition this morning after being pinned under a tractor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


59-year old Billy Franklin Richard was driving the tractor yesterday when it overturned and landed on top of him on Webster Road in Botetourt County.
Police say Richard was planting grass and backed up too far-- the tractor then rolled over an embankment.
Life Guard 10 airlifted Richard to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Doctors say he suffered several broken bones.
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7Monty-Chase


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TAPE# 96-35
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One person was taken the hospital following a high speed police chase and accident in Montgomery County.
It happened last night on Coal Hollow Road at about 9:30.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;


Deputy J- L- Puckett began pursuit when a Ford Feista without license plates drove past his vehicle.
Once he began the chase...the driver attempted to elude the officer.
Minutes later the driver of Feista lost control and went over an embankment.
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IN Q=He had an accident

((J L PUCKETT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: HE HAD AN ACCIDENT -WENT OVER THE EMPBANKMENT. AFTER GOING TO THE EMBANKMENT CHECKING ON THE SUBJECT, I REALIZED HE WAS TRAPPED. ))
SUPER=01-J.L. Puckett/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Deputy;
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OUT Q=he was trapped.
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VO-NAT


The driver's injuries were only minor.
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7Parents-Rally


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TAPE# 96-46
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Roanoke County parents rally in support for their children and other parents.
Yesterday, "Partners in Parenting" invited representatives from many community service groups to take part in the event.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


A host of performers were on hand to entertain the crowd.
Former Globetrotter Spencer "Spinny" Johnson stopped by to talk with the children.
He says he tries show children how important a positive attitude is throughout life.
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IN Q=just like starting

((SPENCER "SPINNY" JOHNSON/FORMER PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER: JUST LIKE STARTING THIS PROGRAM. A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE TELLING ME IT WASN'T GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. JUST LIKE MY BASKETBALL CAREER PEOPLE WERE TELLING ME I WAS TOO SMALL. I KEPT BELIEVING AND NOW THIS IS MY 11TH YEAR DOING THIS PROGRAM ALL THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.))
SUPER=01-Spencer "Spinny" Johnson/Former Pro Basketball Player;
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The rally focused on children.
The school system, The Roanoke County Police Department, and the TRUST Hotline were among the organizations participating.
In addition to the rally, Partners in Parenting sponsors seminars throughout the school year.
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IN Q=we present seminars

((JASON PERDUE/PARTNERS IN PARENTING: WE PRESENT SEMINARS ON GRIEF, ON POSITIVE DISCIPLINE, ON SELF ESTEEM, THESE KINDS IF ISSUES. WE INVITE LOCAL PROFESSIONALS TO COME IN AND ADDRESS OUR PARENT GROUPS.))
SUPER=01-Jason Perdue/Partners In Parenting;
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OUT Q=parent groups
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This is the second year this type of event has been held in Roanoke County.
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7Safe-Boating


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TAPE# 96-44
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With the temperatures rising more folks are heading to Smith Mountain Lake to cool off.
But officials say many boaters still don't know the rules of the water ways.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries hopes to eliminate this problem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


This is National Safe Boating Week.
The department wants boaters to realize that most boating deaths occur when the victim is NOT wearing a life jacket.
And Paul Howell says many senseless accidents happen because people don't know the basics.
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SOT interview tape 11:24:16
IN Q=THE MORE YOU

((PAUL HOWELL/BOATING EDUCATION COORDINATOR: THE MORE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT YOUR BOAT, THE MORE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THE SAFER YOU'RE GOING TO BE OUT THERE. A LOT OF IT IS PRACTICING GOOD COMMON SENSE AND COURTESY A FLOAT.))
SUPER=01-Paul Howell/Boating Education Coordinator;
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OUT Q=COURTESY A FLOAT
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VO-NAT


Howell says jet skis are becoming a danger on the lake, and that operators need to realize they're driving a small boat.
The Safety Council offers a free boating safety course.
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Howell says participants receive a certificate for completing the class which may lower their insurance costs.

7School-Closing


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Two school systems have altered their schedules this morning due to the heat.
Pulaski County schools will close two hours early.
In Danville, the high school and junior high will dismiss students at noon.
The middle school will close at 12:40 and the elementary school will close at 1:20.

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
A day of record breaking heat is expected today.
It's going to be sunny and VERY hot, with temperatures in the upper 90s.
The record for Roanoke today is 93 degrees, set back in 1962.
Tonight is going fair with lows in the upper 60s.

55Meningitis


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A Floyd County High School teacher has a been diagnosed with of meningitis.
The New River Health district will provide those people who have been in close personal contact with preventive anti-biotic treatment.
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VO-NAT


Symptoms of meningitis may include:
--Fever,
--Headache
--Stiff neck & back
--Nausea
--Skin rash
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Meningitis


Any Floyd County High School student or staff member who thinks they may have the infection should report to a physician.

55Pierce


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TAPE# 96-34
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The West Virginia man who's writings have been connected to the Oklahoma City bombing appeared on 60 Minutes last night.
William Pierce, a white supremacist, is a resident of Mill Point in Pocahontas County.
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SUPER=04-"60 Minutes";


He is also the author of the 19-78 book, "The Turner Diaries."
It describes the destruction of F-B-I headquarters using a truck bomb made in a similar fashion to the Oklahoma City bomb.
The book is about a race war in the United States and the armed overthrow of the federal government.
Some experts believe it inspired the Oklahoma City bombing.
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SOT 19:16:49
IN Q=No I don't, I've

((WILLIAM PIERCE/"THE TURNER DIARIES": NO I DON'T, I'VE SAID THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THAT I DO NOT APPROVE OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING. IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE UNDER THE PRESENT CONDITIONS THAT WE HAVE WHEN THEIR IS NO GROUP ACTUALLY CAPABLE OF TAKING ON HE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND DEFEATING IT.))
SUPER=01-William Pierce/"The Turner Diaries";
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OUT Q=and defeating it.
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Throughout the book it describes eliminating blacks and jews.
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55Hollins-Graduation


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TAPE# 96-30
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It was graduation day yesterday at Hollins College.
220 students picked up their diplomas in the school's 154th commencement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


This is the last graduation for President Jane Margaret O'Brien.
O'Brien is leaving the school after five years to take a similar position at St. Mary's of Maryland.
She steps down as president June 30th.
Yesterday the selection committee named Janet Rasmussen (RAS-MUSS-sin) as O'Brien's successor..she's leaving her post as vice president for academic affairs at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
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55WKID


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-28
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At Mount Pleasant Elementary, students aren't just watching the news, they're reporting it.
Joe Dashiell stops the remote at W-K-I-D.
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IN Q=They don't have the audience

(( ))
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Matthew Smith/Mount Pleasant Fifth Grader; :28
SUPER=01-Rehanon Wood/Mount Pleasant Fifth Grader; :45
SUPER=01-Kirsten Carrell/Mount Pleasant Fifth Grader; :52 QUICK
SUPER=01-Julie Thomas/Teacher; 1:00
SUPER=@Joe2; 1:14
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((They don't have the audience or the equipment of a commercial television station.
But what the students of Mount Pleasant Elementary School may lack in technical expertise they make up in enthusiasm.
SOT NAT SOUND OF GROUP ANNOUNCING WKID
IN Q=THIS IS

(( ))
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With the help of teachers and volunteers... MORE NAT SOUND 15:18:26
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IN Q=I want a close-up of that slate

(( ))
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OUT Q=can you give it to me.


Forty two fifth graders operate the cameras, conduct the interviews, prepare the graphics, and deliver the news they've gathered in the halls of their school.
SOT 15:30:07
IN Q=We asked people

((MATTHEW SMITH/STUDENT: WE ASKED PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT THEY DID IN THE BLIZZARD OF '96 IF THEY WENT AND PLAYED AND EVERYTHING, SO WE GO AROUND AND COVER EVENTS THAT ARE AROUND THE SCHOOL.))
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OUT Q=around the school.


That's not say it's always been easy. At the start of the school year,
there was a lot to learn. (/////SOT/////)
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IN Q=It was really tough

((REHANNON WOOD: IT WAS REALLY TOUGH, LIKE DON'T DO THIS. DO THIS. DON'T DO THIS. BUT YOU'RE PRETTY COMFORTABLE WITH IT NOW? UH HUH!)) ((KIRSTEN CARRELL: WE'VE GOTTEN PRETTY GOOD AFTER A LOT OF PRACTICE.))
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OUT Q=after a lot of practice.


Teachers say the practice HAS paid off. The program is a hit.
And while WKID may never appear in the Nielsen ratings, there is no question about who is number one at Mount Pleasant. NAT SOUND OF THIS IS WKID.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

55School-Closing


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A few school systems have altered their schedules this morning due to the heat.
Pulaski County schools will close two hours early.
Schools in Patrick County will close today at 1:30.
In Danville, the high school and junior high will dismiss students at noon.
The middle school will close at 12:40 and the elementary school will close at 1:20.

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
An afternoon of record breaking heat is expected today.
It's going to be sunny and VERY hot, with temperatures in the upper 90s.

8TRACTOR-AX


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TAPE# 96-31
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A man who was pinned under a tractor is in serious condition this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


59-year old Billy Franklin Richard was driving a tractor yesterday-- it apparently overturned and landed on top of him on Webster Road in Botetourt County.
Police say Richard was planting grass and backed up too far-- the tractor then rolled over an embankment.
Life Guard 10 airlifted Richard to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Doctors say he suffered several broken bones.
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8Monty-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-35
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


A high speed chase involving a Montgomery County authority ended in an accident last night.
It happened on Coal Hollow Road about 9:30.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;


Deputy J- L- Puckett began pursuit when a Ford Feista without license plates drove past his vehicle.
Once he began the chase...the driver attempted to elude the officer.
Minutes later the driver of Feista lost control and went over an embankment.
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SOT
IN Q=He had an accident

((J L PUCKETT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: HE HAD AN ACCIDENT -WENT OVER THE EMPBANKMENT. AFTER GOING TO THE EMBANKMENT CHECKING ON THE SUBJECT, I REALIZED HE WAS TRAPPED. ))
SUPER=01-J.L. Puckett/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Deputy;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=he was trapped.
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VO-NAT


The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
No one else was injured in the chase.
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8Meningitis


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=jmo
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A Floyd County High School teacher has been diagnosed with meningitis.
The New River Health district will provide those people who have been in close personal contact with preventive anti-biotic treatment.
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VO-NAT


Symptoms of meningitis may include:
--Fever
--Headache
--Stiff neck & back
--Nausea
--Skin rash
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Meningitis


Any Floyd County High School student or staff member who thinks they may have the infection should see a doctor.

8Clown-Corp


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TAPE# 96-47
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Clowning around is just part of a day's work for some young American Red Cross volunteers.
Denise Allen has more on the group which creates laughter wherever it goes.
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IN Q=I can Juggle
SUPER=01-Justin Harris/Red Cross Clown Corps; :04 quick!
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :11
SUPER=01-Thomas Stokes/Clown Corps Coordinator; :20
SUPER=01-Kenny Landgraf/Red Cross Clown Corps; :31
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:08
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OUT Q=Denise Allen News 7

((((JUSTIN HARRIS/RED CROSS CLOWN CORPS: I CAN JUGGLE. MY NAME IS BUTTONS. I HAVE A LOT OF BUTTONS. ALL THE KIDS LIKE ME AND STUFF.))
Buttons or Justin as he's known at home is part of the Red Cross Clown Corps.
He and about 60 other children give smiles away to everyone they meet.
They're booked through July and they do their schtick anywhere a laugh is needed. ((THOMAS STOKES/CLOWN CORPS COORDINATOR: THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTERTAIN AT HUNTING HILL COUNTRY CLUB AND THEN ENTERTAIN AT LOW INCOME HOUSING OR THE BATTER WOMEN'S SHELTER TO TALK AS WELL. SO MY KIDS ARE LEARNING ABOUT ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE.)) ((KENNY LANDGRAF/RED CROSS CLOWN CORPS: I JUST WANTED TO HELP OUT PEOPLE THAT WERE LONELY, LIKE GOING TO HOSPITALS AND CHEERING KIDS UP, THAT WERE IN THERE.)) ((WHO WANTS TO TRY TO BE THE CHARACTER WITH ALL THE DISEASES.))
But there's more to the corp than a costume.
These children meet monthly, learning rescue techniques.
It also takes practice to perfect a skit or a magic trick.
Many of the clowns juggle and make animals out of balloons.
But all tricks aside, these children say at times they've been shocked by what they've seen. ((I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DIDN'T HAVE HOMES, WERE BATTERED AND SICK. IT SURPRISED ME A LOT.))
Coordinator Thomas Stokes says his children are young people who make a positive difference in the community.
Buttons says everyone should try making life happier for someone else by sharing a smile.
And a little clown make up doesn't hurt either.
Denise Allen News 7.))

8School-Closing


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A few school systems have altered their schedules this morning due to the heat. TAKE SCHOOLWATCH
Pulaski County schools will close two hours early.
Schools in Patrick County will close today at 1:30.
In Danville, the high school and junior high will dismiss students at noon.
The middle school will close at 12:40 and the elementary school will close at 1:20.

8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
An afternoon of record breaking heat is expected today.
It's going to be sunny and VERY hot, with temperatures in the upper 90s. Tonight is going clear with lows in the upper 60s.