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7Meningitis

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=meningitis


A Floyd County High School teacher suffering with bacterial Menigitis, is listed in stable condition this morning at a Winston- Salem Hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :


The Vocation Department teacher was diagnosed this weekend.
The teacher's family and about five students have been given antibiotics-- simply as a precaution.
But actually getting sick from meningitis is very rare.
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SOT 1:18:16
IN Q=Studies have shown

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER VALLEY HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR: STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT 5-10% OF THE NORMAL POPULATION, THOSE OF US CARRY THOSE OF US THAT CARRY THE BACTERIA IN OUR THROATS AND NEVER GET SICK WE'RE SORT OF ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Valley Health District Dir.; :
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=asymptomatic carriers.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


In Virginia, about 70 cases of the central nervous system infection are reported each year.

7M'ville-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A judge says two Martinsville hosptial security officials were acting in the interest of Memorial Hospital when they took part in a controversial mock hostage drill.
The judge dismissed charges of aiding and abetting and brandishing a firearm.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Security Director
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=@File; :15
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Atty.; :31
SUPER=01-Roscoe Reynolds/Defense Attorney; :43
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:07
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville


(( Security Director Jeff Bledsoe and Security Guard John Cassell probably never imagined their scripted E-R drama would have such an effect.
Both testified in court they meant no harm to the nurses on duty the night of the emergency hostage drill.
Meanwhile, the nurses testified they were frightened by the group of phony gunmen who invaded the hospital January 25th.
But the court ruled there was no criminal intent-- something even the prosecution admitted was difficult to prove since it was a planned drill.
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SOT 18:56:20
IN Q=

((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:MOST EVERYBODY EXCEPT THE NURSES THEMSELVES AND THE SECRETARIES ON THE DESK WERE REALLY ADVISED THAT THIS WAS A DRILL. SO, THEY WERE SOME OF THE FEW PEOPLE NOT ADVISED IT WAS A DRILL.))
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SOT 18:18:32
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((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT APPEARED TO ME THAT THE INVOLVEMENT THEY HAD WITH POLICE, OFFERING THE POLICE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE PLANS BEFORE THEY HAPPEEND, EVEN TAKING PART IN THE PRESENCE OF THE POLICE OFFICER NEGATED ANY CRIMINAL INTENT.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=


Both sides agreed on the importance of the testimony of Bledsoe's supervisor-- who says periodic emergency drills are required for hospital accreditation.
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SOT 19:18:37
IN Q=

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE CASE DOESN'T END HERE, THOUGH. THREE NON- HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES WHO ALSO POSED AS MASKED GUNMEN WILL HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT JUNE 28TH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE. ))
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))

7Carroll-Fatal


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WRITER=cro
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GRAPHIC=none


A car accident in Carroll County yesterday killed a man from Florida
Police say 82-year-old Sidney Schepps of Boca Raton was driving south on I-77 when his car ran off the road and overturned several times.
The accident happened at about 3 p.m. -- Schepps died about an hour later at the hospital.


7School-Info


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WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Spring Heatwave


The heatwave continues.
More hot weather is expected this afternoon with temperatures coming close to the record highs in many areas.
SS=school information


The heat is causing some schools to close early today...
(mel ad libs schoolwatch)


7Weather


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be another hot day.
Temperatures highs will be around 90.
It will be sunny in the morning, with clouds and a chance of rain by the afternoon.
Tonight, a chance of evening thunderstorms, then clearing up by midnight.
Lows will be around 60 degrees.
For tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies, and not as hot.
Highs only in the low to mid 80s.

55Thorpe


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=None


Charges will not be filed against the V-M-I rifle instructor involved in a fatal shooting.
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VO-NAT


Last month 10-year-old John Pickral died after an accidental shooting at the school's rifle range.
The youngster was hit when Jim Thorpe's gun went off.
Thorpe told authorities he thought his pistol was empty when he pulled the trigger.
SUPER=03-Lexington/April;


In a prepared statement, Commonwealth's Attorney Gordon Saunders said the incident did not warrant charges, because it was not a willful act... and that Thorpe had no intention of endangering the boy.
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55Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=City Seal


Roanoke's new rental inspection is expected to take effect this summer despite a few snags yesterday that prevented city council from approving the program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Months of community meetings and major revisions to the proposed law have reduced the opposition of many landlords.
Some disagreements remain, including concerns about a certificate of compliance that would have to be posted on the front of each rental unit.
But early opponents of the program now say they believe the problems can be resolved.
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SOT
IN Q=It's like playing

((JOHN KEPLEY/ROANOKE LANDLORD: IT'S LIKE PLAYING A BASKETBALL GAME OR A FOOTBALL GAME. ONCE YOU GET INTO THE GAME YOU FEEL GOOD. IF YOU'RE GOING TO SIT ON THE SIDELINES ALL THE TIME AND JUST WATCH EVERYBODY PLAY. YOU GO THROUGH ALL THE PRACTICE, DO ALL THE GRUNT WORK, BUT NOW YOU'RE IN THE BALL GAME. SO I FEEL PRETTY GOOD, VERY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-John Kepley/Roanoke Landlord;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=pretty good, very good.
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VO-NAT


Neighborhood groups have called for rental inspections as a way to improve safety and stop the decline of the city's housing stock.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Council will vote on the proposal early next month after administrators attempt to iron out the remaining wrinkles in the plan.

55Southern-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=southern virginia college


A new beginning for Southern Virginia College as its new owners take control.
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SOT 11:16:51 (Tape 1)
IN Q=Effective this last

((DAVID W.FERREL/SVC PRESIDENT: EFFECTIVE THIS LAST WEEK IT BECAME A FOUR YEAR CO-EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE.))
SUPER=01-David W. Ferrel/SVC President;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=year co-educational college.
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VO-NAT


That was the announcement by NEW Southern Virginia College president David Ferrel.
A group of businessman with ties to the Morman church saved the 130 year old school.
It lost its accreditation due to financial trouble.
But Congressman Bob Goodlatte worked to save the college along with education advocate, Congressman Howard Mckeon from California.
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SOT 11:41:53
IN Q=I think there are a

((HOWARD P. MCKEON/CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PLUSES WHY THIS SHOULD BE SAVED. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY, IT'S IMPORTANT TO THE STUDENTS WHO COME HERE, AND WHO POTENTIALLY WE'LL BE COMING HERE. I THINK TO LET THIS INSTITUTION DIE WOULD BE A REAL TRAVESTY.))
SUPER=01-Howard P. Mckeon/California Congressman;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=be a real travesty.
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VO-NAT


School officials hope to receive official accreditation by the summer.
Some renovations are already underway- New Owners expect 250 students by fall.
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55School-Info


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=School Info


Another day of thermometer popping weather is sending students home early. TAKE BOARDS
(mel ad libs schoolwatch)


55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be another hot day.
Temperatures highs will be around 90.
It will be sunny in the morning, with clouds and a chance of rain by the afternoon.
Tonight, a chance of evening thunderstorms, then clearing up by midnight.
Lows will be around 60 degrees.
For tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies, and not as hot.
Highs only in the low to mid 80s.

8Meningitis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=meningitis


A Floyd County High School teacher with bacterial meningitis is OUT of intensive care at Winston-Salem Hospital and is in stable condition this morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :


The Vocation Department teacher was diagnosed this weekend with the disease.
The teacher's family and about five students have been given antibiotics-- as a precaution.
But actually getting sick from meningitis is very rare.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:18:16
IN Q=Studies have shown

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER VALLEY HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR: STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT 5-10% OF THE NORMAL POPULATION, THOSE OF US CARRY THOSE OF US THAT CARRY THE BACTERIA IN OUR THROATS AND NEVER GET SICK WE'RE SORT OF ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Valley Health District Dir.; :
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=asymptomatic carriers.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


In Virginia, about 70 cases of the central nervous system infection are reported each year.

8M'ville-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Charges have been dismissed against two Martinsville hospital employees involved in a mock hostage drill in the emergency room.
A judge ruled the security officials were acting in the safety of Memorial Hospital.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Security Director
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=@File; :15
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Atty.; :31
SUPER=01-Roscoe Reynolds/Defense Attorney; :43
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:07
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville


(( Security Director Jeff Bledsoe and Security Guard John Cassell probably never imagined their scripted E-R drama would have such an effect.
Both testified in court they meant no harm to the nurses on duty the night of the emergency hostage drill.
Meanwhile, the nurses testified they were frightened by the group of phony gunmen who invaded the hospital January 25th.
But the court ruled there was no criminal intent-- something even the prosecution admitted was difficult to prove since it was a planned drill.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:56:20
IN Q=

((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:MOST EVERYBODY EXCEPT THE NURSES THEMSELVES AND THE SECRETARIES ON THE DESK WERE REALLY ADVISED THAT THIS WAS A DRILL. SO, THEY WERE SOME OF THE FEW PEOPLE NOT ADVISED IT WAS A DRILL.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:18:32
IN Q=

((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT APPEARED TO ME THAT THE INVOLVEMENT THEY HAD WITH POLICE, OFFERING THE POLICE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE PLANS BEFORE THEY HAPPEEND, EVEN TAKING PART IN THE PRESENCE OF THE POLICE OFFICER NEGATED ANY CRIMINAL INTENT.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=


Both sides agreed on the importance of the testimony of Bledsoe's supervisor-- who says periodic emergency drills are required for hospital accreditation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:18:37
IN Q=

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE CASE DOESN'T END HERE, THOUGH. THREE NON- HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES WHO ALSO POSED AS MASKED GUNMEN WILL HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT JUNE 28TH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=

))

8Warner


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


A new poll shows that Senator John Warner has a significant lead over challenger Jim Miller in the June 11th Republican primary.
The poll, conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, shows 54 percent of those surveyed said they favored Warner.
Miller got 27 percent and 19 percent were undecided.
SS=mcsweeny


Meantime, the chairman of the state Republican Party has appealed a federal judge's opinion that upheld Virginia's open primary law.
But the attorney for G-O-P chairman Pat Mc-Sweeney says the appeal won't be resolved in time to affect the primary for the Senate.

8School-Info


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Spring Heatwave


The heatwave continues.
More hot weather is expected this afternoon with temperatures coming close to the record highs in many areas.
SS=school information


The heat is causing some schools to close early today...
(mel ad libs schoolwatch)


8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be another hot day.
Sunny, with temperatures high around 90, clouds and a chance of rain by the afternoon.