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HEADLINES

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Three tractor trailers drop off mysterious cargo outside the Freemen compound in Montana,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and House lawmakers will try again today to vote on a minimum wage bill. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Convoy


ANCHOR=Melanie
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An unexpected convoy of trucks is parked near the Freemen compound in Montana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT/Yesterday;


Authorities aren't saying what's up, but security is tighter than usual.
The vehicles -- three covered with tarps -- were escorted by Montana Highway Patrol and Garfield County sheriff's vehicles.
Yesterday, Colorado negotiator Charles Duke left the area to return to his home state, suggesting the F-B-I should tighten its noose and begin pressuring the Freemen to surrender.
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Nat'l-wage


ANCHOR=Melanie
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The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the minimum wage today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Further debate is also scheduled, with Democrats wanting a 90-cent an hour increase... and Republicans wanting an exemption for small businesses.
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(( REP. ROSA DELAURO/D-CT:IF THE AMENDMENT PASSES 10 MILLION HARD WORKING AMERICANS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE INCREASE AND MILLIONS MORE WHO ARE ALREADY COVERED WILL LOSE THEIR COVERAGE." ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Rosa Delauro/(D) Connecticut;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stamford, CT;


President Clinton has threatened to veto the bill if it includes that exemption.
He says it would eliminate the minimum wage for workers at two-thirds of American businesses.
Mr. Clinton was fund-raising last night in Stamford, Connecticut, generating a record-breaking two-point-three million dollars for the Democratic party.
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI;


Today he will discuss World Trade with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Milwaukee.
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Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-34
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It doesn't appear that an increase in minimum wage would have a strong impact on the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Officials at the Virginia Employment Commission say nearly all employers in the Roanoke Valley pay well above the current minimum wage of 4- 25 an hour.
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SOT 11:25:45
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((VIRGIL THOMPSON/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: AS FAR AS LOCALLY IS CONCERNED, I DON'T THINK IT WILL HAVE ANY BIG EFFECT LOCALLY. ))
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Thompson says a competitive job market... and low unemployment are the main reasons for higher wages in the area.
For years, fast food chains in the Roanoke Valley were known for paying minimum wage.
But it seems those salaries are now reserved for day care profession.
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Union-Vote


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-38
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The United Steel Workers lost its bid last night to represent employees at a Pittsylvania County plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night;


The Union lost by just 24- votes.
270- employees at Times Fiber Communications in Chatham voted against the union.
246 voted in favor.
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((FREDERICK STROUD/UNION REPRESENTATIVE: NO, NOT BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, IT IS NOT OVER. THE UNITED STEELE WORKERS UNION IS ALIVE AND WELL AND WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.))
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VO-NAT


This isn't the first time a union has tried to organize at the plant.
There were several unsuccessful attempts in the 1980's.
Times Fiber makes coaxial cable.
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Budget-Case


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The General Assembly has hired four prominent lawyers to argue its budget case before the Virginia Supreme Court.
The dispute involves Governor George Allen's veto powers.
Last week, Allen asked the court to decide whether the assembly violated the state constitution by sending him only portions of an amended budget bill.
The legislature's law team includes constitutional scholar A-E Dick Howard and former chief deputy attorney general Lane Kneedler.
They will be paid with tax dollars.


1-Sports


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The area's best teenaged athletes were honored last night.
Roy Stanley has the details in sports. Good morning Roy.
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One-Larry


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TAPE#M96-6 John Boy&Billy I
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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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(Roll cue:) Meet John Boy & Billy with the Big Show.
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Spotted-Fever


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A 10-year-old child in Pulaski is recuperating from a case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
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The disease is spread by dog ticks, and it can be fatal.
In recent years, only about 20 cases have been reported.
But health officials are worried that this year, all forms of tick-bourne illnesses may be on the rise, because the tick population is increasing.
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Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever include:
-- flu-like aches and pain
-- headache
-- chills
-- confusion
-- light sensitivity
-- and a high fever.

Dog-Licenses


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
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Some dog owners in Montgomery County are learning an expensive lesson.
Animal control officers are going door- to- door to make sure all the dogs in the county have the proper licenses.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Al Vaden/Deputy Animal Warden; :22
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((CHECKING DOG TAGS IN THE AREA TODAY, DO YOU OWN A DOG? NO WE DON'T OWN A DOG. NO DOG. ))
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For deputy animal warden Al Vaden, it's been a busy Spring.
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((HAVE YOU WRITTEN A LOT OF TICKETS THIS SPRING? YES I HAVE. ))
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Vaden and other Montgomery County animal control officers are pounding the pavement for proof of pooch permits.
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((AL VADEN/MONTGOMERY CO. DEPUTY WARDEN: IT'S MEANT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF RABIES. YOU CAN'T BUY A MONTGOMERY COUNTY TAG UNLESS YOU HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE RABIES INNOCULATION FOR YOUR ANIMAL. ))
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State law requires current rabies shots for all dogs at least four months of age.
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Most counties also require the purchase of tags to support animal control operations.
Some even require cat licensing.
Montgomery County does not, but if you're caught without your dog tags...
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((I'LL SET THIS COURT DATE AS JUNE THE 25TH. ))
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It's a citation and fine, in addition to the cost of shots and tags.
Vaden says the strict enforcement has made a difference.
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((IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WE DON'T HAVE MANY RABIES REPORTS. ))
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It's all in the name of pet and people protection. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Gay-Housing


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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The state A-C-L-U says Virginia's gay housing policy probably won't be affected by a Supreme Court ruling against Colorado's ban on laws protecting gays from discrimination.
The policy bars homosexuals from getting low-interest mortgages from the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
A member of the authority's board of commissioners has asked for information on the Colorado ruling.
But it's not clear whether the board will reconsider its policy.

2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
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In Carolina League action -- Salem beat Lynchburg last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Kansas City/==6/Detroit/==4//Texas/==6/Minnesota/==5;
SUPER=91-Seattle/==6/Boston/==1//Milwaukee/=10/Cleveland/==8;
SUPER=91-Oakland/==5/NY Yankees/==1//Baltimore/=10/California/==5;
SUPER=91-White Sox/==2/Toronto/==1;



SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==4/Florida/==1//Atlanta/==9/Chi Cubs/==4;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==6/Pittsburgh/==3//Montreal/==4/San Francisco/==3;
SUPER=92-St. Louis/==5/Houston/==2//San Diego/==5/Philadelphia/==2;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/==3/Los Angeles/==2;




Two-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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(Roll cue:) More from John Boy and Billy's BIG SHOW.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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House lawmakers will try again today to vote on a minimum wage bill.
The measure would raise the minimum wage 90-cents an hour in a two-step process over the next year.
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I moves three tractor trailors outside the Freemen compound in Montana.
The trucks arrived a day after talks with the Freemen broke down.
The F-B-I refuses to give details about the convoy.
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Salvage workers plan to begin using heavy equipment today near the site of the ValuJet crash.
A backhoe arrived yesterday.
Federal safety officials say tentative plans call for other equipment to be floated out to the crash site within a week.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday May 23rd.
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US-Wage


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The House is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would raise the minimum wage 90 cents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


But Democrats will fight a Republican provision that would exempt small businesses.
Democrats call the proposal a terrible step backwards.
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(( REP. ROSA DELAURO/D-CT:IF THE AMENDMENT PASSES 10 MILLION HARD WORKING AMERICANS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE INCREASE AND MILLIONS MORE WHO ARE ALREADY COVERED WILL LOSE THEIR COVERAGE." ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Rosa Delauro/(D) Connecticut;
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SUPER=03-Stamford, CT;


President Clinton has threatened to veto the bill if it includes that exemption.
He says it would eliminate the minimum wage for workers at two-thirds of American businesses.
Mr. Clinton was fund-raising last night in Stamford, Connecticut, generating a record-breaking two-point-three million dollars for the Democratic party.
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Wage


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-34 (6pm version called min-wage)
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Meantime, how much of an impact would a minimum wage increase have in our area?
As Scott Prince found out-- it just depends on who you talk to.
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SUPER=07-Caroline Jackson; :11
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((Caroline Jackson is just getting by.
She's the main provider for herself and two daughters... but barely makes more than minimum wage as a substitute teacher at Greenvale Nursery School.
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((CAROLINE JACKSON: THERE'S A LOT OF EMERGENCIES, UNEXPECTEDLY, THAT COME UP. YOU TRY AND KEEP A LITTLE MONEY ON THE SIDE FOR THAT. YOU TRY TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE THE WATER. ))
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A minimum wage increase wouldn't just benefit WORKERS at Greenvale.
It might just help the school in general.
Greenvale enrolls many low- income children... offering day care on a sliding pay scale.
School officials say PARENTS who earn a higher minimum wage, would be able to pay more money to the school.
But according to the Virginia Employment Commission, the OVERALL effects of a wage increase would not be significant in the Roanoke Valley... at least not yet.
Officials say most workers are already making at least five dollars an hour.
But believe total wages could be affected over the next few years.
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((VIRGIL THOMPSON/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: IT TENDS, NOT AT FIRST, BUT AS IT GOES DOWN THE ROAD SOMEWHAT, TO MAKE TOTAL WAGES INCREASE BY A CERTAIN AMOUNT. ))
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But folks like Caroline Jackson literally can't afford to look down the road.
For her, a minimum wage increase IS significant... and could pay immediate dividends for herself and her family.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

SUMMIT


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President Clinton heads to Milwaukee today for a short summit with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI;


They'll discuss World trade and post cold war politics.
The mayor of Milwaukee welcomed the German leader last night.
Mr. Clinton and Chancellor Kohl plan an hour and a half meeting this morning followed by a downtown rally.
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FREEMEN


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WRITER=cro
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The F-B-I isn't talking about what's going on outside the Freemen compound in Montana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT/Yesterday;


Last night a secret convoy with police escort moved into range of the compound.
The cargo arrived a day after face-to-face talks broke off between the F-B-I and the anti-government group.
The Freemen are now showing increased defiance.
Yesterday they flew a U-S flag upside down, while some members toyed with their high-powered rifles.
Meantime one of the two young girls inside the ranch compound rode her bicycle.
It's that girl and her sister who have become a crucial issue in negotiations and now the Freemen reportedly have moved those girls into the same quarters used by the group's leader.
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((-CHARLES DUKE/ STATE SEN. COLORADO: I MEAN THEY'RE ALREADY IN HARM'S WAY AND THEY'RE TRYING TO EVEN PUT THEM IN MORE OF A HARM'S WAY BY MOVING THEM INTO THE SCHOOLHOUSE. THAT'S TYPICAL OF THE KIND OF CHARACTER WE'RE DEALING WITH HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Duke/Mediator;
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OUT Q=deadling with here.
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VO-NAT


A petition circulating around Jordan, Montana is quickly filling with signatures expressing support for authorities to use "reasonable" force to end the eight week standoff.
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valujet


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


The Department of Transportation is expected to announce a ban on shipping oxygen generators by passenger airlines today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;


The action is prompted by last week's crash of Valujet flight 5-92.
Investigators have focused on generators as the cause of a possible fire aboard the plane.
Searchers at the Everglades site are set to use heavy equipment today to dredge the swampy crash crater.
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Toys-r-us


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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GRAPHIC=none


The C-E-O of Toys- R- Us is defending his company's purchasing policies in the wake of a government charge that the nation's largest toy seller has violated antitrust laws.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission charged Toys- R- Us with unfairly using its purchasing power to keep prices high.
SUPER=03-Paramus, NJ;


Toys- R- Us says it will fight the charges in court.
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EMMY


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=none


It's become one of the most celebrated losing streaks in television history... a night-time day-time drama of its own.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Night;


Soap star Susan Lucci went home from the Day-time Emmy Awards empty handed again last night.
For the sixteenth time Lucci lost her bid to win an oustanding actress award.
It went to Erika Slezak, the same actress who beat her last year.
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((CAREY GRANT NEVER WON AN OSCAR SO I DON'T THINK SUSAN LUCCI HAS TO FEEL BAD. ))
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VO-NAT


Another World's Charles Keating won the oustanding actor award.
General Hospital was named oustanding drama series.
And Bob Barker picked up two daytime Emmies -- outstanding game show and outstanding game show host.
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3-Sports


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WRITER=cro
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In sports -- Roy Stanley has highlights of last night's qualifying from Charlotte.
Good morning Roy.
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Three-Larry


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TAPE#M96-6 Aaron Tippin
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(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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SUPER=13-Dave Hurst/J93 Air Personality;



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Vote


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#edit of 96-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


The United Steel Workers lost its bid last night to represent employees at a Pittsylvania County plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night;


The Union lost by just 24- votes.
270- employees at Times Fiber Communications in Chatham voted against the union.
246 voted in favor.
This isn't the first time a union has tried to organize at the plant.
There were several unsuccessful attempts in the 1980's.
Times Fiber makes coaxial cable.
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Allman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-33
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He is accused of leading Roanoke County police on a high speed chase that ended in the deaths of a Vinton family.
Now we have further confirmation that Scott Allman has a history of traffic offenses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


In court yesterday, the judge took note of Allman's 49-driving demerits for bad driving.
The 21-year-old had two outstanding traffic violations before the fatal accident-- one for failure to appear in court and the other for driving on a suspended license.
Allman was ordered to pay a 100- dollar fine and was placed on 12 months probation for those earlier violations.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 21;


He is accused of leading police on a high speed chase which resulted in the deaths of a Vinton couple and their infant daughter.
Allman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for later this month.
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Richmond-Murders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


In the hunt for what may be one or more serial killers- Richmond police have narrowed their search a little.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Yesterday, the Golden Years Task Force announced an arrest for one of a string of murders of older women in the Richmond area since 1990.
An 18-year old woman is charged with a 1993 beating murder and robbery.
SUPER=@file;


That leaves five more recent strangulation murders while that suspect has been in a juvenile prison for other crimes.
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SOT 09:42:39
IN Q=It is possible

((JERRY OLIVER/RICHMOND POLICE CHIEF: IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THERE IS ONE OR TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WHO'VE KILLED MULTIPLE TIMES IN OUR CITY. IT IS PROBABLE THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE SUSPECTS IN MULTIPLE HOMICIDES.))
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SS=Murder Investigation


Meantime -- detectives are in Texas to question a former Richmond man arrested for last week's ritualistic strangulation murder of his mother in Tyler, Texas.
Richmond's Chief Oliver says there are too many possible links to pass up questioning Karl Sme-tana about the Golden Years murders.

Fever


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


A case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is reported in Pulaski.
Health officials say a 10-year-old is recuperating from the disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


It is spread by dog ticks, and it can be fatal.
In recent years, only about 20 cases have been reported.
But health officials are worried that this year, all forms of tick-bourne illnesses may be on the rise, because the tick population is increasing.
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***pinnacle page***
Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever include:
-- flu-like aches and pain
-- headache
-- chills
-- confusion
-- light sensitivity
-- and a high fever.

M'ville-Museum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=None


The new director of a Martinsville museum makes no bones about it.
Stephen Pike says the Virginia Museum of Natural History is moving up, and making plans for a major exhibit this fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Pike says the museum is bringing a "world- class" exhibition that will feature complete and partial dinosaur skeletons including Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The exhibit has never appeared in the United States before, and Pike predicts it will bring large crowds to the Martinsville museum.
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((STEPHEN PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ONE OF THE REASONS, STRATEGICALLY, FOR CHOOSING THIS IS THAT WE KNOW THAT DINOSAURS ARE THE SINGLE MOST POPULAR THING THAT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS HAVE TO OFFER. THIS WILL PROVIDE A REAL CENTER OF GRAVITY FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. IT WILL BE A BLOCKBUSTER.))
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Pike says he hopes the exhibit will mark the re- emergence of the museum following a difficult period.
The exhibit will open in October.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=avalanche/hillcats


In the Carolina League -- Lynchburg lost to Salem last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=93-Salem/=10/Lynchburg/==5;



SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==4/Florida/==1//Atlanta/==9/Chi Cubs/==4;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==6/Pittsburgh/==3//Montreal/==4/San Francisco/==3;
SUPER=92-St. Louis/==5/Houston/==2//San Diego/==5/Philadelphia/==2;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/==3/Los Angeles/==2;



SUPER=91-Kansas City/==6/Detroit/==4//Texas/==6/Minnesota/==5;
SUPER=91-Seattle/==6/Boston/==1//Milwaukee/=10/Cleveland/==8;
SUPER=91-Oakland/==5/NY Yankees/==1//Baltimore/=10/California/==5;
SUPER=91-White Sox/==2/Toronto/==1;