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ANCHOR=Keith
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She was the gym teacher for an entire generation of Salem school kids.
Now she's charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and amphetamine.
We'll have Penny Stallings' story on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And the last day at Singer furniture is no easier to take- -even though 300 workers knew it was coming.
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Sports-head


ANCHOR=Steve
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Back to steve on set!!!!!!
we will also have qualifying from Pocono and a talk with Avalanche manager Bill McGuire
WX-Head
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After some bumpy weather tonight, the forecast settles down nicely for the weekend. Details on that coming up.

Stallings


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=NONE


Amateur golfer and retired school teacher Penny Stallings was indicted today for drug possession.
A Salem Grand jury returned a three- count indictment, charging her with possession of enough cocaine to show intent to distribute, plus at least half an ounce of marijuana.
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Stallings is best known for her success on the links... as a three-time winner of the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Tournament.
She retired from the Salem school system a year ago, with a disability- -having taught Phys Ed at Salem High and Andrew Lewis Middle School.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Salem Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King says Stallings consented to a search of her home six weeks ago.
She'd gotten caught up in an undercover operation in Botetourt County June third, allegedly trying to buy a couple of ounces of cocaine. She has NOT been charged in that case. It lead to today's indictment.

Singer


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Singer furniture


Workers at Roanoke's Singer Furniture plant knew the end was coming.
But that didn't help soften the blow.
SS=Job layoffs


For nearly 300 laid- off factory workers... today was their LAST day on the job.
Scott Prince was there.
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((Singer Furniture workers milled around outside the plant... for this, their final goodbye.
Some of these employees have been here for decades... and now must move on with nothing but uncertainty.
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((CAROLYN ANDERSON/LAID OFF EMPLOYEE: A LOT OF STRESS... WONDERING WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO GO.... WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO... JUST HOPE YOU CAN DO THE JOB YOU GO TO, AND BE ABLE TO MANAGE. ))
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BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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((ANNABELLE CRAIGHEAD/LAID OFF EMPLOYEE: I'VE BEEN HERE 25 YEARS... AND TO LEAVE OUT OF HERE WITH NOTHING BUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT PAPER TO TRY AND FIND A JOB. ))
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Annabelle Craighead and others had to overcome some tough times at Singer... like this fire... which killed four employees in 1985.
The Roanoke plant seemingly bounced back.
But this past May, company officials announced a downsizing plan... sending operations to North Carolina... and laying off 290 employees.
The facility was scheduled to stay open through July 24th... but there was no work left to be done.
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((BILL FOSTER/SINGER VICE PRESIDENT: THE CLEANUP OF THE PLANT AND SO FORTH HAS BEEN COMPLETED. THERE'S NO OTHER WORK FOR THEM SO WE'RE JUST LETTING THEM GO A LITTLE EARLY. THEY WILL BE PAID, THOUGH.))
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But being paid for a few extra days is small consolation for most of these workers.
They are forced now to look ahead... and bid farewell to the past.
Scott Prince, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Singer Furniture


Despite the layoffs Singer will keep about 50 of administrative employees.
Another 20 workers will stay on a few more months to take inventory.

Airport-Security


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=NONE


The investigation in the explosion of T-W-A flight 800 is continuing at this hour.
Searchers are now saying they have some promising leads into what happened to T-W-A flight 800.
Closer to home, airport officials say the incident has done little so far to change their security policies..
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Jay Moore joins us from the Roanoke Regional Airport with more.
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Wreck-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


The mother of two Danville children killed in a car crash last fall has been awarded more than 70- thousand dollars for their deaths.
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Tammy Mustain had sued to recover the cost of her childrens' funerals.
12- year- old Jami Earles and her 10- year- old brother James were passengers in a car driven by Norma Jean Daniel.
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The two children died when Daniel' vehicle was broadsided by a dump truck October 19th.
Daniel's insurance company agreed to pay Mustain 100- thousand dollars, and a Pittslyvania County judge today approved that offer.
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((TOM BLAIR/MUSTAIN'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM, THERE'S NEVER ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPENSATE PEOPLE FOR THEIR LOSS, BUT GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WAS THERE AND WE GOT IT ALL, THAT'S THE BEST WE CAN UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. IT'S A VERY TRAGIC CASE AND EVERYONE INVOLVED, ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE OBVIOUSLY VERY SORRY, WE SIMPLY DID THE BEST THAT WE CAN GIVEN THE FACTS OF THE CASE. ))
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19- thousand dollars of the settlement will go to two young relatives of the victims.
Their biological fathers will receive five hundred dollars each.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- How have changes in coverage and policy impacted the quality of this area's largest newspaper? Len Besthoff concludes his series "Changing Times at the Roanoke Times."
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and one group of teachers is discovering the schoolyard is a good place for a science lesson. We'll explain.
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Jail-Hanging


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg sheriff's authorities say a female prisoner hanged herself in a jail cell this afternoon.
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The 35- year- old woman was brought to the jail annex to sober up after being found drunk in public.
Jailers had put the woman in a back cell and given her a sheet at her request.
When they checked her again about five minutes later, she had hanged herself with the sheet.
The woman, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson says an investigation is underway.
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7/19-Roanoke-Times


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Changing Times


There've been a lot of changes at the Roanoke Times.
Some are related to industry trends... but not all of them are.
In the final installment of Changing Times at the Roanoke Times, Len Besthoff assesses how the changes have affected the paper in terms of the quality of the product it delivers.
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(( Many people, like semi- retired newspaper consultant Edmund Arnold of Roanoke, agree that the Roanoke Times remains a "good" paper.
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((EDMUND ARNOLD/NEWSPAPER CONSULTANT: IT IS A COUPLE OF NOTCHES ABOVE THE TYPICAL PAPER OF A COMMUNITY IN A MARKET THIS SIZE.))
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But some say it used to be a great paper.
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((GEORGE KEGLEY/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: I HAVE FRIENDS WHO DO CRITICIZE SAYING THE PAPER ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE. AND I GUESS YOU MIGHT CALL IT A SLIDE PERHAPS. ))
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The period referred to as "the glory days" by many in the newsroom was from 1988 to 1990, when the paper was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, arguably journalism's most prestigious honor, three years in a row.
The paper hasn't been nominated for a Pulitzer since.
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((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: AND IT'S TRUE THAT IN ONE CONTEST WE HAVEN'T SHOWN UP ON THE RADAR SCOPE AS WE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO IN SOME RECENT YEARS. BUT IN ANOTHER CONTEST THAT IN OUR VIEW IS EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT, WE'VE WALKED AWAY WITH IT.))
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In four of the past six years the paper has won the Virginia Press Assocition's Copeland Award for service to the community.
But a number of staffers past and present note a dropoff in the number of writing and reporting awards in the 1990's.
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((DOUG PARDUE/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: AND I WOULD HAVE TO SAY WHILE CONTEST AND NEWS AWARDS ARE NOT NECESSARILY A JUDGE OF ANYTHING, YOU CAN DEVELOP A PATTERN FROM THEM. AND MAYBE IF YOU DIDN'T WIN ANY THIS YEAR IT WOULD BE ONE THING. BUT IF YOU DON'T WIN ANYTHING FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN A ROW, IT BEGINS TO MEAN SOMETHING. ))
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In many other ways a newspaper is judged, The Roanoke Times has its share of problems.
It coverage area has shrunk from 19 counties to six, it lost close to a dozen frontline journalists in a short period, and, until recently, morale has been kept low by a strictly run, manufacturing oriented, team management program.
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((MARK LAYMAN/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: WE'VE TINKERED WITH IT A LOT, AND WE'VE FOUND WAYS TO MAKE IT APPLY TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS LIKE REPORTING AND WRITING, AND IT'S RUNNING A LOT SMOOTHER NOW AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE THE VALUE IN IT NOW.))
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(( Executives at The Roanoke Times believe it has emerged relatively unscathed from some hard times in the newspaper business.
But its readers are the final judge.
They'll either buy the paper, or they won't.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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If you missed part of the series, we'll be airing a half hour version of Changing Times at the Roanoke Times, the evening of Saturday July 27th at seven thirty, and Sunday, July 28th at eleven in the morning.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street the stock market took another tumble today.
The DOW lost 37 points to close at 54-hundred-26.
That's a loss of more than 83 points for the week.
NASDAQ fell 12 points closing at one thousand-98.
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Jones


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


16 years after his first nomination to a federal judgeship, Abingdon attorney Jim Jones is on his way.
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Jones got unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate last night to take over for retiring Judge J-Harry Michael out of Charlottesville.
Jones sits on the Virginia Board of Education and has served as a state Senator.
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His nomination for a federal judgeship was dogged by politics 16 years ago, and again this time.
He'll be sworn in to sit in Abingdon within a matter of weeks.

Teacher-Camp


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Education


Ten Franklin County elementary school teachers are learning how to teach ecology right from the school yard.
The program, run by a Ferrum College professor, is one of only eight special camps across the nation hoping to get children excited about and involved in science.
Beth Myer tells us more.
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Teachers are exploring the backyards of four Franklin County Elementary Schools so they can plan lessons to include the things they find in the schoolyard.
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((BOB POHLAD/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE IS NOT JUST A TEXTBOOK THING. WE WANT THEM TO USE HANDS ON TO GET THE CHILDREN EXCITED AND HAVE CHILDREN WORK TO REALLY FEEL SCIENCE IS PART OF THEIR LIVES AND HOPEFULLY CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE IT. ))
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The teachers are drawing maps of what they discover.
Pohlad says HOW the teachers learn to incorporate the schoolyard into their lessons will be part of a training manual used nationwide for ecologists and teachers.
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((PENELOPE LYNCH/SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER: THIS REALLY GIVES US A WAY TO GET KIDS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AND ONTO THE PLAY GROUND AND REALIZE THE BIODIVERSITY WE HAVE HERE IN THE SCHOOL YARD. ))
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Children will be encouraged to take what they learn to their own backyards.
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((PAT MILLER/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SCHOOLYARD IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD SO THE PLANTS AND CRITTERS ARE WHAT THEY'LL FIND IN THEIR BACKYARD AND WE HOPE WHAT THEY LEARN HERE THEY'LL TAKE HOME AND APPLY THAT KNOWLEDGE TO THEIR EXPERIENCE THERE. ))
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Teachers are getting college credit for the camp and will attend several follow up sessions during the school year. Beth Myer, News 7, Franklin Co.))

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
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Do to some enclemet weather, our Mike Stevens followed the redskins inside for traing camp,
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and Weather has played havoc with qualifying at Pocono, highlights from the few drivers who did hit the track.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-33
GRAPHIC=Pocono


Qualifying for Sunday's Miller 500 at Pocono International Raceway has been postponed today because of rain. Drivers will qualify tomorrow morning at 9.
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6 drivers did qualify for the 17th race of the season. Bobby hamilton and the STP Pontiac turned the 2.5 mile tri oval first.
Michael Waltrip then qualified the Wood Brothers Ford at a speed of 165.386 miles per hour.
Last week's winner Ernie Irvan qualified third in the Texaco Havoline Thunderbird,
Of the 6 drivers who did get on the track, Johnny Benson had the best time. Most of the 41 car field has had to play the waiting game all day with rain that affects teams mentally and physically.
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((JEFF GORDON/CURRENTLY 3RD IN POINTS:))
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S-Redskins


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-17
GRAPHIC==Redskins training camp


Redskins training camp continued today from the campus of Frostburg State University.
and, unfortunately Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers say the rain continued as well.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CL-96
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


Home sweet home. The Salem Avalanche is glad to be back at Salem Memorial Stadium.
Salem returns after a 16 day road trip. In one stretch the Avalanche lost 7 of 8 games however, at 10 and 14 the Avalanche is only two games out of first place in their division.
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((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER: ))
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The Avalanche open a 7 game home stand tonight starting with Wilmington. Wx-Tape
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