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7Campbell-Fatal

ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A head on collision in Campbell County has left one person dead and three others injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Gladys;


It happened last night on State Route 6-96 near Gladys at about 6:30.
State police say a pickup truck was headed south when the driver swerved to avoid an uncoming car.
The two vehicles collided, killing a passenger in the blue Geo Storm.
He is identified as 18-year-old Anthony Dews of Gladys.
Two other people in the Geo along with the driver of the pickup truck were injured in the crash.
An investigation is continuing.
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7Cattle-Farmer


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The operator of a Botetourt County cattle farm is facing a charged of animal cruelty in connection with the death by dehydration of 80 head of cattle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./June 19;


Authorities say the cattle were owned by an Ohio rancher, and were to be temporarily pastured on a 400-acre spread operated by Roger Steele.
They were discovered when neighbors reported a stench to the Health Department, nine days after the cattle were dropped off.
Steele said he didn't know the cattle had been delivered, so they were never fed or watered.
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7Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=embezzlement


A former Miss Virginia has been charged with embezzlement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Vicky (Pully-um) Pulliam Robertson was indicted yesterday following a six month investigation by Martinsville Police.
Robertson is the choral director at Martinsville High School.
The investigation was prompted following complaints from band booster members about misused funds.
Robertson was the 19-81 Miss VIrginia.
If convicted she faces up to 20 years in jail.
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7Labor-pool


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Virginia Employment


Roanoke's unemployment rate of 2 point six percent is the second lowest in the state and eighth lowest in the nation.
That's good news for those looking for hourly work in the Valley, but it's a problem for retailers.
Keith Humphry explains how employers are desperate to fill jobs.
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IN Q=The biggest problem
SUPER=01-Tim Reith/Taco Bell; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 12
SUPER=01-Henry Caldwell/Sonic Drive-in; :28
SUPER=01-Judy Egle/Rack & Sack; 1:00 Quick
SUPER=01-Jane Ramsey/Taco Bell Employee; 1:20 Quick
SUPER=01-Sarah Waller/Sonic Employee; 1:25
SUPER=@Keith2; 1:30
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OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
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IN Q=

((THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THE ROANOKE AREA IS JUST THE LACK OF EMPLOYEES. WITH ALL THE RETAIL THAT YOU HAVE IN THE AREA, THE LAST PLACE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO WORK IS FAST FOOD.))
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So when he got ready to open his 18th Taco Bell in the Cave Spring area, Reith actively recruited workers.
Management went to churches, school guidance counselors, community leaders and offered potential workers all kinds of incentives.
...among them: ...good money.
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SOT 13:04:30
IN Q=

((HENRY CALDWELL/SONIC DRIVE-IN OWNER: YOU WILL FIND THAT GOOD EMPLOYEES IN THE $6.50 TO THE $7.50, $8 AN HOUR RANGE ARE NOT UNHEARD OF IN THIS BUSINESS IN THIS PARTICULAR PART OF THE WORLD.))
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Hard to believe Congress is debating whether to raise the minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.15 an hour, when employers here are tripping over each other to pay at least SIX dollars an hour?
Walmart is offering 6-and- a quarter PLUS benefits.
Rack-and-Sack topped that, paying SEVEN dollars an hour... benefits for part-timers here, too.
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SOT 12:09:37
IN Q=

((AND WE ARE THRILLED WITH THE RESPONSE THAT WE'VE RECEIVED IN ROANOKE. WE WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE. (LAUGH)))
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Rack and Sack officials didn't want us to interview THEIR employees, but hourly workers elsewhere confirmed Egle's theory that there are a lot of things that are mighty important to employees- even ahead of the ALL-mighty dollar.
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SOT 14:25:45
IN Q=

((NO IT'S THE IMAGE OF TACO BELL. I USED TO COME HERE TO EAT ALL THE TIME. AND I FIGURED, WELL, LET'S SEE WHAT THE BACK OF IT LOOKS LIKE, SINCE I'VE ALWAYS SAW THE FRONT OF IT.))
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SOT 14:04:25
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((BECAUSE IT'S A GOOD ENVIRONMENT, LOTS OF FUN, NICE GROUP OF PEOPLE TO WORK WITH.))
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The state employment commission tells employers: positions that pay less than 6-50 an hour withOUT benefits are going to be "very difficult to fill."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

7weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 80s.
Clear skies tonight - temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will be partly sunny with a chance of rain - highs will in the mid to upper 80s. 7BIRTHDAYS! (7/25/96)

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(Anniversary)
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55Night-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Strong concerns are being voiced by some Roanoke County residents following a house fire last month that left an elderly woman homeless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 6;


Residents are asking WHY it took firefighters so long to respond to the blaze on Oakland Boulevard.
Some Hollins area residents say there aren't enough firefighters to man the station.
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SOT 19:44:32
IN Q=This manpower problem

((GROVER MCCLOUD/HOLLINS RESIDENT: THIS MANPOWER PROBLEM HAS BEEN GOING ON TOO LONG, AND NOW IS THE TIME TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM-- NOT AFTER MORE LIVES ARE LOST AND THEIR RESPONSE TIME GROW LONGER. ))
SUPER=01-Grover McCloud/Hollins Resident;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=time grow longer
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Last Night;


Last night, the county board of supervisors heard a report from the fire chief.
He says the response time for the Oakland Boulevard fire was in-appropriate-- but the department is working on ways to improve.
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SOT 19:09:55
IN Q=I will continue

((THOMAS FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: I WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR, ALONG WITH CHIEF BURCH, HE'LL BE COMING TO WORK NEXT WEEK. AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE HOLLINS GROUP IN ORDER TO ASSIST THEM WHERE NECESSARY TO ASSURE THAT WE'LL ELIMINATE THINGS LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Thomas Fuqua/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;
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Chief Fuqua says the department will continue seeking volunteer firefighters, and has made a video to help with recruitment.

55County-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=County Seal


In other news from the county, the board of supervisors has approved additional funding for improvements at Fort Lewis Elementary school.
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SOT
IN Q=So it's time

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: SO IT'S TIME TO GET ON WITH THIS PROJECT. CERTAINLY THE CHILDREN NEED IT. THE COUNTY IS READY FOR IT.))
SUPER=@Johnson;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=the county is ready.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The renovations include a new cafeteria and kitchen, new classrooms, air conditioning, and many other improvements.
Even as the supervisors came up with more money, Harry Nickens complained the board was compromising the county-wide study that's now under way.
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SOT
IN Q=So we are in fact

((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: SO WE ARE IN FACT TYING ONE ARM BEHIND THE COMMITTEE AND I THINK FOR THAT REASON OUR ACTIONS ARE AT BEST PURE IN MOTIVATION, BUT I'M NOT SURE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.))
SUPER=@Nickens;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=fiscally responsible.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The project will cost twice the original estimate.
Projects at two other schools will also receive additional money.
The vote allows the county to air-condition the auditorium at Cave Spring Junior High, and complete a technology center at William Byrd High School.

55Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=School Constuction


Meantime, the battle lines are being drawn over how to fund school construction and repair in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


A state report showed last week that one third of Virginia's classrooms are unfit for learning, and over 36-hundred trailers make up for classrooms statewide.
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SOT TAPE TWO 02:01:04
IN Q=Just because

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: JUST BECAUSE THERE'S SOME FLAMBOYANT STATEMENT RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF A STUDY COMMITTEE, YOU DON'T SAY OH GOSH, WE'VE HAD OUR FIRST MEETING SO LET'S MAKE SOME RASH JUDGMENTS. I THINK FIRST AND FOREMOST AGAIN, STOP DIVERTING THE LITERARY FUND.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the Literary Fund.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday, Governor Allen told reporters his administration had returned unclaimed lottery jackpots to the literary fund school loan program.
Lawmakers diverted those funds during the recession.
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55Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


In Lynchburg last night it wasn't education by crime that was on the minds of folks attending a town meeting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Law enforcement officers, court personnel and others brought their concerns to Attroney General Jim Gilmore.
Gilmore is the expected Republican nominee for governor in 1997, but G-O-P officials deny this was a campaign stop.
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SOT 10:42:09
IN Q=This fortunately

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THIS FORTUNATELY IS NOT A POLITICAL EVENT. WE'RE HERE TO TALK AS AN ATTORNEY GENERAL TO THE PEOPLE AND ALSO TO PEOPLE IN PUBLIC SAFETY, SHERIFF'S PROSECUTORS AND OTHERS ABOUT WHAT'S ON THEIR MIND AND HOW WE CAN REDUCE CRIME IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=crime in Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Republican delegates Vance Wilkins, Joyce Crouch and Preston Bryant joined Gilmore at the meeting.
Gilmore addressed a conference on youth alcohol and drug abuse earlier in the day.
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55weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 80s.

8Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A head on collision in Campbell County has killed a Gladys man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Gladys;


It happened last night on State Route 6-96 at about 6:30.
State police say a pickup truck was headed south when the swerved to avoid an oncoming car.
The two vehicles collided, killing a passenger in the blue Geo Storm.
He is identified as 18-year-old Anthony Dews.
Two other people in the Geo along with the pickup truck driver were injured in the crash.
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8Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=embezzlement


A former Miss Virginia is charged with embezzling money from a high school band fund.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Vicky (Pully-um) Pulliam Robertson was indicted yesterday following a six month investigation by Martinsville Police.
Robertson is the choral director at Martinsville High School.
She's accused of taking more than 12-hundred dollars from band funds.
The investigation was prompted following complaints from band booster members about misused funds.
Robertson was the 1981 Miss Virginia.
If convicted she faces up to 20 years in jail.
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8Timberlake-Dam


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath


In Campbell County, Timber Lake residents are rebuilding their dam and their lives.
Steve Smallshaw reports raising money for the project is bringing the community closer together.
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IN Q=natsot
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Washington/Timberlake Homeowner's Assoc.; :13
SUPER=01-Bud Colbert/Restoration Committee; :47
SUPER=01-Kay Lipscomb/Resident; :56
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:07
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((natsot 1:32:41
RUNS=:03


Instead of the hum of motorboats, the roar of heavy machinery is what fills the air over Timber Lake this summer.
Residents say even that is preferable to silence.
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SOT 00:44:41
IN Q=I feel like

((DOUG WASHINGTON/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOC.: I FEEL LIKE A LITTLE KID AGAIN, WATCHING THESE BIG WHEELS ROLLING OUT HERE. I NEVER THOUGHT BIG EQUIPMENT AND DIRT WOULD LOOK SO PRETTY.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=look so pretty.


That's because for thirteen months, they've been staring at a weed- choked mudhole...now, finally, the landscape is changing.
Backhoes and bulldozers have begun to reshape the dam area... and dredging operations are underway in the coves, removing years of built-up silt.
It's all being paid for by a Small Business Administration loan... and a vast majority of the residents have pledged to help repay that loan over the next fifteen years.
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SOT 1:26:26
IN Q=Most of the

((BUD COLBERT/RESTORATION COMMITTEE: MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE EXTREMELY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT. THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WAS DEVELOPED BECAUSE OF THE LAKE AND WE ALL WANT TO SEE IT BACK AND WE'RE WORKING TO GET IT THERE.))
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OUT Q=get it there.
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SOT 1:11:15
IN Q=We had sort

((KAY LIPSCOMB/RESIDENT: WE HAD SORT OF A COMMON GOAL THAT'S CAUSED US ALL TO EXAMINE WHAT WE WANTED IN THE NEXT COMING YEARS AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND ACHIEVE THAT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=and achieve that.


While temperatures may rise this summer, this is the only thermometer residents have been concerned with... it's the one where reaching 100 means cooler days spent on a new lake are just around the corner.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))

8Reflexology


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=Health Care


All around the region, there seems to be a surge in popularity for alternative methods of health care.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Take for example, reflexology, a form of massage.
Reflexologists believe that certain spots on the feet are directly linked to other body parts-- including muscles, bones, and organs.
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SOT 10:11:50
IN Q= Right down

((RIGHT DOWN IN HERE IS THE LYMPH GLANDS BETWEEN THE TOES. AND RIGHT DOWN HERE IS SINUS AND ALLERGIES. ))
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OUT Q=allergies.
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VO-NAT


Here at Michele's Salon in Roanoke, they call it an art and a science, with the greatest benefits in stress reduction and increased circulation.
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SOT 10:37:36
IN Q=We can

((WE CAN MASSAGE AND USE PRESSURE ON YOUR FEET AND DO YOUR WHOLE BODY JUST THROUGH YOUR FEET. IF YOU ARE HAVING A HEADACHE WE CAN DO AROUND THE BIG TOE AREA AND RELAX AND USE PRESSURE AND MASSAGE AND YOUR HEADACHE WILL BE RELEASED. AND IT'S WONDERFUL FOR STRESS. ))
SUPER=01-Linda Moyer/Certified Reflexologist; :
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OUT Q=for stress.
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VO-NAT


Stockbroker Harry Davis backs up those claims--
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SOT 10:23:48
IN Q=You just

((YOU JUST TOTALLY RELAX. YOUR MIND CAN WANDER, THE STRESS JUST FLOWS RIGHT OUT OF YOUR FEET. WHEN I WALK OUT OF HERE I WOULD RATHER WALK OUT ON MY HANDS THEN MY FEET THEY FEEL SO GOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Davis/Reflexology Client; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=feel so good.
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VO-NAT


A reflexology session lasts nearly an hour, and costs about 35-dollars.
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8weather


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Turning now to the forecast - Mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 80s.