06:00-01

HEADLINES

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In Japan --
Three people are dead and several injured after a DC-10 overshoots the runway and bursts into flames.
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And the last day of school ends in death for a six- year- old Halifax County girl who was struck and killed by her school bus. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

JAPAN-CRASH


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At least three people are dead and close to 80 injured after an Indonesian jetliner ran off a runway in southern Japan and burst into flames today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fukuoka, Japan;


Officials say the plane was taking off when the accident happened.
It plowed through a fence, crossed two roads and came to rest in a muddy field.
The jet was carrying 263 passengers plus a crew of 15 and was bound for Bali.
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Bus-Fatal


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TAPE#96-48
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Six- year old Tiffany Harris had just marked the beginning of summer vacation when she was struck and killed yesteday by a Halifax County school bus.
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VO-NAT


Tiffany and her twin sister were students at "South of Dan Elementary".
The accident apparently happened about ten minutes after Tiffany got off the bus.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Family members say the driver went to the end of Route 744 to turn around and apparently stopped on her way out to talk to Tiffany's older sister.
The driver apparently didn't see Tiffany as she stepped in front of the bus after checking the mail.
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SOT
IN Q=If you

((LINWOOD CHAPPELL/TIFFANY'S UNCLE: IF YOU GOT TO KNOW HER FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR YOU WOULD NEVER EVER FORGET HER, SHE WAS JUST THAT SPECIAL, VERY LOVING CHILD, SHE LOVED HER MOTHER VERY MUCH, SHE LOVED EVERYONE AND SHE LOVED HER TWIN SISTER AND SHE CARED FOR HER LIKE A MOTHER, TIFFANY, WAS REALLY SPECIAL.))
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RUNS=:22 approx.
OUT Q=was really special.
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VO-NAT


The accident happened at about 12:30.
So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.
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Billy-Mitchell


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#edit of 96-41
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Investigators are trying to track down hundreds of thousands of dollars believed stolen from Carroll County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Former county administrator Billy Mitchell already faces 18 counts of embezzlement, and more charges may be coming.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


Investigators say AFTER the board of supervisors bought the old Gardiner property for what is now Magnolia Manufacturing, Mitchell got the county to pay for it AGAIN.
He allegedly submitted bills to the Industrial Development Authority under a fictitious name, then spent the money himself.
Authorities have traced checks worth thousands of dollars to various retailers, and they've barely gotten started.
They also suspect Mitchell embezzled from Gardiner Cemetery, where he was a trustee.
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EEOC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-47
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Representatives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission met with citizens in Roanoke yesterday.
They discussed numerous allegations of mistreatment of employees in the area.
But as Ron Jones reports the E-E-O-C itself was the main subject of controversy.
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SOT
IN Q=You're not doing
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Leonard Hines/Roanoke Resident; :25
SUPER=01-Perneller Wilson/Roanoke Resident; :35
SUPER=01-Linda Gross/Sen. Chuck Robb Representative; :44
SUPER=01-Barbara Veldhuizen/EEOC Official; :57
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((
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NAT SOUND ((YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING NOW AND HAVEN'T THEN. AND WE'RE ANGRY ABOUT IT.))
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Ineffective and all talk.
These are some charges brought against the E-E-O-C in Roanoke.
These citizens say from sexual harrassment to layoffs-- the commission is intimidated by big business and are drowning in their own murky waters of bureaucracy.
They say these meetings are just feel good rhetoric. NAT SOUND
SOT 03:23:27

((REV. LEONARD HINES/ROANOKE RESIDENT: YOU'RE COMING UP HERE TO LISTEN TO WHAT WE SAY AND GOING BACK TO RICHMOND DOING NOTHING AND WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF IT.))
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There were even accusations of unchallenged racism in the work place.
SOT 03:32:31

((PERNELLER WILSON: RACISM IS BLATANT IN ROANOKE. I'VE EVEN TOLD OUR MAYOR THAT HE NEEDS TO BE WAKEN UP BECAUSE IT'S HERE.))
RUNS=:06


We asked state officials about that.
SOT 03:56:55

((LINDA GROSS/SENATOR CHUCK ROBB'S OFFICE: ON A WHOLE I'VE SEEN SPECIFICALLY FROM ROANOKE IS.. SEEMS TO BE DEALING WITH RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.))
RUNS=:06


E-E-O-C officials say they here similar complaints in other cities and are trying to reach out.
SOT 04:05:18

((BARBARA VELDHUIZEN/EEOC REPRESENTATIVE: WE ARE HERE TO BASICALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND BASICALLY GET THEIR REACTION TO WHAT EEOC IS DOING WITH THEIR COMMUNITY AND HOW WE CAN BE OF MORE ASSISTANCE, HOW WE CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE.))
RUNS=:13


Their next step is to develop a plan of action with citizens in the valley to properly challenge employers.
They say these forums may be a little heated-- but they are also healthy.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

STANDOFF


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The Freemen standoff -- now in its 81st day -- could be coming to an end.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


Jailed leaders of the anti-government group have given their blessing to an F-B-I deal.
And there has been activity on the Freemen compound overnight.
F-B-I agents have also taken down the tent at the compound's entrance while a few miles away passenger vans have been taken to a small church within the F-B-I perimeter.
Still a government official warns the agreement with the Freemen is fragile.
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NBA-FINALS


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It wasn't even close for the Chicago Bulls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle;


Widely expected to complete a four-game sweep of the N-B-A championship last night against seattle, the bulls were blown away 107-86.
They now lead the series three games to one.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Now with more sports, here's Steve Mason. Good morning Steve.


1-Sports


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OUT Q=see you then


One-Larry


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TAPE#M96-6
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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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IN Q=A preposterous plot...
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"The Rock"; :19
SUPER=24-Hollywood Pictures; :25
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"B"; :57
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=at the box office.

(( Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: A preposterous plot and oceans of testosterone can't quite sink "The Rock".
This action filled yarn has a spectacular car chase, explosions, and guys in military garb trying to blast each other to kingdom come.
And, lets not leave out a former James Bond. ((THE ROCK/HOLLYWOOD PICTURES: YOU'VE BEEN AROUND A LOT OF CORPSES, IS THAT NORMAL? THE FEET THING? YEH, THE FEET THING. YES, THAT HAPPENS. I'M HAVING A HARD TIME CONCENTRATING. CAN YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. LIKE WHAT? KILL HIM AGAIN?))
Sean Connery is a former British agent who the FBI has held for 30 years for spurious reasons.
He is the only man to escape from Alcatraz and the Government needs his help to get an elite strike force inside.
Nicholas Cage is an FBI chemical weapons expert, although he is more used to handing test tubes than guns.
There is a lot wrong with the movie, but "The Rock" gets a "B" anyway. Primarily for the good interplay and chemistry between Cage and Connery as reluctant colleagues.
Besides it did knock off--number one--"Mission Impossible" and take the wind out of "Twister" at the box office.))
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Toss to Beth)

Timberlake


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-43
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It's been almost one year since the Timber Lake dam collapsed under flood water.
Now residents there have something else to worry about besides rebuilding their lake.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, the family of one of the victims is suing the homeowners for two million dollars.
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IN Q=The Timber Lake
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./June, 1995; :00
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( The Timber Lake dam collapsed under torrential rains last June, emptying millions of gallons of water downstream.
Firefighter Carter Martin and Bedford County resident Doris Stanley were caught in that wall of water and drowned.
Now Stanley's family blames her death on the people responsible for the operation of the Timber Lake dam. They're suing the Timber Lake Homeowners Association, claiming the group "negligently allowed hazardous conditions to exist" and "failed to warn the decedent of the dangerous conditions" created by an unsafe dam.
Also named in the suit are the engineers at Hurt and Proffitt, who allegedly acted "negligently in their inspections of the dam."
The family is seeking two million dollars in damages.
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SU
IN Q=Lawyers on both

((No one who's involved in this lawsuit wanted to comment on the case, but Hurt and Proffitt's attorney did say while Doris Stanley's death was indeed tragic, the engineering firm aggressively denies it was at fault. Both sides have until June 30th to file various responses.. if the suit does go before a jury, it won't happen until early 1997. Steve Smallshaw, News 7, Lynchburg.))
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))



INTERNET


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In a move hailed by free speech advocates a three judge federal panel struck down key parts of the new law designed to keep indecent material off the Internet.
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The judges said the Internet deserves as much, or more, first amendment protection as print material.
The government plans to appeal to the Supreme Court.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

DISNEY


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VO-NAT


Meantime the Southern Baptist church wants the Disney Company to clean up its act.
It says Disney is moving away from traditional family values.
Now the Southern Baptists hope a boycott will push Disney in the other direction.
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention voted to urge the church's 16 million followers to boycott Disney theme parks, films, toys and other products.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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In sports -
The Seattle SuperSonics have avoided a four-game sweep by ripping the Chicago Bulls 107-to-86.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Texas/=13/Milwaukee/==6//Boston/==3/White Sox/==2;
SUPER=91-California/==4/Kansas City/==3//Oakland/==9/Cleveland/==6;
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SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==4/Chi Cubs/==3//Colorado/==8/Houston/==0;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/==3/Atlanta/==2//Montreal/==8/Florida/==0;
SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==9/San Diego/==4;




Two-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



SUPER=13-Laura Freeman/Laura's Lean Beef;
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2headlines


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


An Indonesian airliner overshoots a runway on takeoff in Japan and bursts into flames.
Three people are dead, dozens more have been injured.
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VO-NAT


On the last day of school a six- year- old Halifax County girl is struck and killed by her school bus.
So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.
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VO-NAT


And there are further signs that the 81-day Freemen standoff is nearing an end.
F-B-I agents took down their tent at the entrance of the compound, while a few miles away passenger vans were taken to a small church within the F-B-I perimeter.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday June 13th.
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PLANE-CRASH


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At least three people are dead and dozens injured after a passenger jetliner skidded off a runway today in southern Japan.
The plane was trying to take off when it ran off the runway, slammed into a muddy field and burst into flames.
Steve Herman has more.
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SUPER=03-Fukuoka, Japan;
SUPER=01-Steve Herman/Reporting; :40
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OUT Q=CBS News, Tokyo.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold


Officials are unable to locate 12 people, but noted they could have been lost amid the chaos.
News reports indicate all but four of the passengers aboard the plane were Japanese.

Fatal


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WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-48
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The start of summer vacation ended in tragedy for a six- year old, who was struck and killed yesterday by a Halifax County school bus.
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VO-NAT


Tiffany Harris and her twin sister were students at "South of Dan Elementary".
The accident apparently happened shortly after Tiffany got off the bus.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Family members say the driver went to the end of Route 744 to turn around and apparently stopped on her way out to talk to Tiffany's older sister.
The driver apparently didn't see Tiffany as she stepped in front of the bus after checking the mail.
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SOT
IN Q=If you

((LINWOOD CHAPPELL/TIFFANY'S UNCLE: IF YOU GOT TO KNOW HER FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR YOU WOULD NEVER EVER FORGET HER, SHE WAS JUST THAT SPECIAL, VERY LOVING CHILD, SHE LOVED HER MOTHER VERY MUCH, SHE LOVED EVERYONE AND SHE LOVED HER TWIN SISTER AND SHE CARED FOR HER LIKE A MOTHER, TIFFANY, WAS REALLY SPECIAL.))
SUPER=01-Linwood Chappell/Tiffany's Uncle; :00
RUNS=:22 approx.
OUT Q=was really special.
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VO-NAT


The accident happened at about 12:30.
So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.
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Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's Warner versus Warner -- now that the dust has cleared in the Republican Senate Primary.
SS=warner, john


Senator John Warner headed back to Washington with the Republican nomination.
SS=warner, mark


Democrat Mark Warner headed for the airwaves.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=It was to
SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday Night; :00
SUPER=@markwarner; :25
SUPER=01-Anne Kincaid/Conservative Consultant; :46
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Former Senate Candidate; :59
SUPER=@Allen; 1:12
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:18
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( It was to be John Warner's day.
sot TAPE TWO 09:10:52

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN... THANK THEM.))
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But just hours later, media markets all over Virginia started hearing that Democrat Mark Warner was
NAT SOT AD 04;33:41

((RAISED IN A MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY, THE FIRST IN HIS FAMILY TO FINISH COLLEGE.))
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And the ideological paintbrush was out.
SOT 01;25:25

((MARK WARNER: JOHN WARNER HAS BEEN TOUTING HIS VERY CONSERVATIVE VIEWS OVER THE LAST THREE TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THIS PRIMARY. I'M GONNA POINT THAT OUT AS HE TRIES TO SLIDE BACK TO THE MIDDLE.))
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So if John Warner ran right and won over someone running slightly farther right -- how far right is right for Republicans?
sot 11:13:17

((ANNE KINCAID/POLITICAL CONSULTANT: THIS IS NOT REPUDIATION OF THE CHRISTIAN ...TARRED AND FEATHERED JIM MILLER.))
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sot 14:01:28 MILLER ONE

((JIM MILLER: IF A CHALLENGER CAN'T RAISE A LOT OF MONEY, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO BE COMPETITIVE. MOREOVER, I'M NOT SURE THAT I'M THE BEST VEHICLE. I DON'T HAVE THAT INHERENT GOOD LOOKS.))
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sot ALLEN 05:55:36

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I REALIZE THAT THE DAY AFTER THIS THAT THERE'S A LOT OF LICKING OF WOUNDS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY.))
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sot insert standup here


So there are tough questions for conservative Republicans.
A push for unity behind John Warner from the rest.
And a lot of work for Democrat Mark Warner to even make it a fair fight in November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

FREEMEN


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
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F-B-I agents and members of the extremist Freemen group are positioning themselves for a possible surrender.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


A flurry of meetings took place within the Freemen's Montana compound last night.
Later this morning a Montana lawmaker who has been mediating the 81-day standoff, is expected to attend what he says should be the final negotiations.
F-B-I agents have also taken down the tent at the compound's entrance where weeks of open-air negotiations have taken place.
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fINALS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=nba finals


Seattle stays alive in the N-B-A finals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle;


Widely expected to complete a four-game sweep of the championship last night, the bulls were blown away by the Sonics 107-86.
They now lead the series three games to one.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Now with more sports, here's Steve Mason. Good morning Steve.


3-Sports


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Jetliner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=net
WRITER=MEL
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An air controller says he saw flames coming from the rear engine of an Indonesian jetliner as it tried to take off in Southern Japan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fukuoka, Japan;


The plane thundered off the end of the runway and careened into a muddy field where it burned.
At least three people died and 77 were hurt.
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Halifax-Ax


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WRITER=THa
TAPEedit of #96-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


Six- year old Tiffany Harris had just marked the beginning of summer vacation when she was struck and killed yesterday by a Halifax County school bus.
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VO-NAT


Tiffany and her twin sister were students at "South of Dan Elementary".
The accident apparently happened about ten minutes after Tiffany got off the bus.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Family members say the driver went to the end of Route 744 to turn around and apparently stopped on her way out to talk to Tiffany's older sister.
The driver apparently didn't see Tiffany as she stepped in front of the bus after checking the mail.
So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.
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Mitchell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Mitchell


Investigators are pouring over thousands of transactions.
They're trying to track down hundreds of thousands of dollars believed stolen from Carroll County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Former county administrator Billy Mitchell already faces 18 counts of embezzlement, and more charges may be coming.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


Investigators say AFTER the board of supervisors bought the old Gardiner property for what is now Magnolia Manufacturing, Mitchell got the county to pay for it AGAIN.
He allegedly submitted bills to the Industrial Development Authority under a fictitious name, then spent the money himself.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:28:14
IN Q=

((GINO WILLIAMS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THEY END UP BUYING, BASICALLY PAYING FOR THE BEAVER DAM LAND IN THE NAME OF THE GARDINER CEMETERY LAND TRUST. THAT MONEY THEN GOES INTO AN ACCOUNT, OF WHICH WE BELIEVE MR. MITCHELL IS THE ONLY SIGNATORY, AND THEN FROM THERE IT'S SPENT ON VARIOUS PURCHASES WHICH WE'RE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN. ))
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Special Prosecutor;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=to track down.
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VO-NAT


Authorities have traced checks worth thousands of dollars to various retailers, and they've barely gotten started.
They also suspect Mitchell embezzled from Gardiner Cemetery, where he was a trustee.
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Employment-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission met with citizens in Roanoke yesterday to discuss the alleged mistreatment of employees in the area.
But it appears the E-E-O-C itself is ALSO at the center of controversy.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=You're not doing
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Leonard Hines/Roanoke Resident; :25
SUPER=01-Perneller Wilson/Roanoke Resident; :35
SUPER=01-Linda Gross/Sen. Chuck Robb Representative; :44
SUPER=01-Barbara Veldhuizen/EEOC Official; :57
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:14
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.

((
SOT 03:23:05

NAT SOUND ((YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING NOW AND HAVEN'T THEN. AND WE'RE ANGRY ABOUT IT.))
RUNS=:04


Ineffective and all talk.
These are some charges brought against the E-E-O-C in Roanoke.
These citizens say from sexual harrassment to layoffs-- the commission is intimidated by big business and are drowning in their own murky waters of bureaucracy.
They say these meetings are just feel good rhetoric. NAT SOUND
SOT 03:23:27

((REV. LEONARD HINES/ROANOKE RESIDENT: YOU'RE COMING UP HERE TO LISTEN TO WHAT WE SAY AND GOING BACK TO RICHMOND DOING NOTHING AND WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF IT.))
RUNS=:06


There were even accusations of unchallenged racism in the work place.
SOT 03:32:31

((PERNELLER WILSON: RACISM IS BLATANT IN ROANOKE. I'VE EVEN TOLD OUR MAYOR THAT HE NEEDS TO BE WAKEN UP BECAUSE IT'S HERE.))
RUNS=:06


We asked state officials about that.
SOT 03:56:55

((LINDA GROSS/SENATOR CHUCK ROBB'S OFFICE: ON A WHOLE I'VE SEEN SPECIFICALLY FROM ROANOKE IS.. SEEMS TO BE DEALING WITH RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.))
RUNS=:06


E-E-O-C officials say they here similar complaints in other cities and are trying to reach out.
SOT 04:05:18

((BARBARA VELDHUIZEN/EEOC REPRESENTATIVE: WE ARE HERE TO BASICALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND BASICALLY GET THEIR REACTION TO WHAT EEOC IS DOING WITH THEIR COMMUNITY AND HOW WE CAN BE OF MORE ASSISTANCE, HOW WE CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE.))
RUNS=:13


Their next step is to develop a plan of action with citizens in the valley to properly challenge employers.
They say these forums may be a little heated-- but they are also healthy.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Kurt-Russ


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#edit of 96-44
GRAPHIC=Russ


A former researcher at Washington and Lee University is free this morning after a judge dismissed conspiracy charges against him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Kurt Russ was charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine.
But, a circuit court judge said there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute.
SUPER=@File;


Russ was one of five people arrested as part of a drug bust in Lexington and Rockbridge County.
It's believed the group was part of a drug ring that stretched from Florida to Virginia.
Prosecutors aren't sure at this point if they'll try to bring other charges against Russ.
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4-scores


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


In sports -- the SuperSonics are keeping it interesting.
Seattle avoided a four-game sweep by ripping the Chicago Bulls 107-to-86.
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SUPER=91-Texas/=13/Milwaukee/==6//Boston/==3/White Sox/==2;
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Sundae


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TAPEedit of #96-35 -- last-day
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Well Larry's been serving up beef all morning -- now how about a little dessert?
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Yesterday at Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary --
Top student READERS got to decorate their principal as an ice cream sundae... complete with syrup and whipped cream!
This last-day of school activity is their reward for reading so many books this year and doing well in the Accelerated Reader Program.
And that "tops off" another edition of News 7 Mornin' -- have a sweet day. pad (-------------) RUNS=:35