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7L'Burg-Fatal

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-65
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident
SUPER=19-Beth Myer;


A single vehicle accident in Campbell County yesterday claimed the life of a Roanoke man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


57- year- old William Watkins Lee was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Route 4-60, near Lynchburg, when he wrecked.
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SOT 03:05:00
IN Q=According to witnesses

((J.B. MURRAY/STATE POLICE: ACCORDING TO WITNESSES IT RAN OFF THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF THE ROAD, OVERTURNED, KILLING THE DRIVER.))
SUPER=01-J.B. Murray/State Police;
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OUT Q=killing the driver.
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VO-NAT


Lee died at the scene.
The accident happened shortly afternoon twelve o'clock..
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7Wythe-Fatal


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A motorcycle hit a pickup truck last night killing a Wytheville man.
State police say 25-year old Timmy Lee Blessing was driving the motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Route 52 North in Wythe County when he ran into a pickup truck.
The accident happened about nine o'clock.
Blessing died about an hour later at Wythe County Community Hospital.

7Engel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-54
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Former ticket agent Tammy Engel is suing Mesaba (MUH-SAH-BAH) Northwest Airlink at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
She says the airline fired her because she was pregnant.
Her attorney says Engel had a flawless employment record before she lost her job last year.
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SOT 00:30:50
IN Q=ONE PIECE OF

((TERRY GRIMES/ENGEL'S ATTORNEY: ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE YOU LOOK FOR IS WAS SHE TERMINATED DURING HER PREGNANCY BEFORE SHE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON MATERNITY LEAVE. THAT BEGS THE QUESTION WHY. WHY WAS SHE LET GO NOW, NOT EARLIER OR SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD? THAT RAISES THE INFERENCE OF PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION.))
SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Engel's Attorney;
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OUT Q=pregnancy discrimination
Anchor=Beth
SS=Lawsuit


Grimes says his client is seeking restitution.
No court date has been set.
Company officials were not available for comment.

7Allen


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen will not speaking at the Republican National Convention next week.
Ten Governors have been asked by the Republican National Committee to do so.
The head of the state G-O-P says Allen never lobbied for the speaking engagement.
The Governor will have a more low profile role as one of several caucus chairmen for the Dole campaign.
Allen's press secretary says the governor was scheduled to speak, but the convention decided to focus on nonelected "regular" people.

7FLYING-ACES


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-66
GRAPHIC=None


Some aviators in Pulaski County have their eyes on the sky and their feet firmly planted on the ground. Denise Allen took a flight lesson with the Flying Aces.
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IN Q=nat sot
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Don Wilson/Flying Aces Vice President; :06
SUPER=00-Roger Vass/Flying Aces; :39
SUPER=@Denise1; :48
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IN Q=loops, spins

((DON WILSON/FLYING ACES VICE PRESIDENT: LOOPS, SPINS, SHONDELLS, ROLLS, WHATEVER. THEY'LL DO IT ALL.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=they'll do it all


These are the Flying Aces.
Members rent a lot at the New River Valley Industrial Park, where every weekend they take to the air.
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SOT tape 1 10:24:44
IN Q=your basic plane

((WILSON: YOUR BASIC PLANE WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE LIKE THREE TO 350 AND THAT COULD PUT YOU FLYING WITH A BRAND NEW AIRPLANE.))
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The planes are built from kits.
And each member takes pride in the finished product.
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SOT tape 1 10:13:42
IN Q=glue it, cover it

((ROGER VASS/FLYING ACES: GLUE IT, COVER IT, PUT A MOTOR ON IT. PUT A RADIO IN AND GET IT TO DO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO. IT'S A FANTASTIC FEELING TO SEE IT LIFT OFF THE GROUND.))
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OUT Q=to see it lift
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SOT stand up tape 2 11:08:54

DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE AERONAUTIC ACROBATICS ARE AMAZING, BUT YOU DON'T BECOME A TOP GUN OVER NIGHT.
IT TAKES A LOT OF TRAINING TO BECOME A MODEL PILOT.
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SOT TAPE 2 11:16:16
IN Q=PULL THE STICK

((PULL THE STICK BACK TO YOU. VERY GOOD. HOLD IT THERE.))
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Trainers instruct new pilots like me with linked radio remote controllers.
If the student is heading for a crash the trainer assumes control.
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The Flying Aces are 40 members strong.
They say the model plane clubs are cropping up all over the country.
And they're hoping more people will take to the sky by joining their club.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7weather


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SUPER=314-Early Fog/Variable Clouds/83-87/Some Clouds/Late Fog/65-69;
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today will get off to a foggy start, with variably cloudy skies.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
More clouds and fog tonight with lows in the mid to upper 60s. 7BIRTHDAYS ! 8/6/96

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55wythe-fatal


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident
SUPER=19-Beth Myer;


A Wytheville man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.
The accident happened about nine o'clock last night.
State police say 25-year old Timmy Lee Blessing was driving at a high rate of speed on Route 52 North in Wythe County when he ran into a pickup truck.
Blessing died about an hour later at Wythe County Community Hospital.

55Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Sta
TAPE# 96-56;
GRAPHIC=Welfare in VA


U-S Senate hopeful Mark Warner says he has a few reservations when it comes to the welfare bill.
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SOT 15.03.43 - 15.03.57
IN Q=One of my

((MARK WARNER/DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CANDIDATE; ONE OF MY CONCERNS WITH THE WELFARE LEGISLATION IS THAT WE DIDN'T INVITE THE PRIVATE SECTOR INTO THE DISCUSSION EARLIER ENOUGH BECAUSE WHAT WE WANT THESE PEOPLE TO TRANSITION TO IS FROM WELFARE INTO PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS. AND, TO DO THAT AT THE TABLE AS WELL.))
SUPER=@Markwarner;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=table as well.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;


Warner made the comments while campaigning through the Roanoke area.
He toured the Brambleton Center trying to pick-up more votes and a last minute game of basketball.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=Warner, Mark


A News-7/Mason Dixon poll released last week, revealed less than 30 percent of voters would back him for the Senate.
SS=Warner, John


His opponent Senator JOHN Warner will be in Roanoke later today.
The Senior Senator is meeting with Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
John Warner also has scheduled stops in Lynchburg, Lexington and Buchanan.

55Armory


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=None


A Southside National Guard Armory may get some federal money for renovation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Congress has agreed to provide nearly one-point eight million dollars for long term expansion and renovation of the Squire National Guard Armory in Danville.
Congressman L- F Payne says a variety of changes are in store for the 25-year old facility.
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SOT
IN Q=It will
(REP. L. F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: IT WILL PROVIDE A MUCH BETTER PLACE FOR THE

UNIT THAT'S THERE TO BE ABLE TO DO THE NECESSARY TRAINING THAT THEY NEED TO DO, IT WILL ALSO BE USED BY THE CITY OF DANVILLE WHICH WILL BE ABLE TO USE THIS WHEN THE GUARD ISN'T USING IT, AND IT WILL BE USED IN THEIR RECREATION AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. ))
SUPER=@Payne; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=educational programs.
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VO-NAT


Payne credits Senator Chuck Robb and Delegate Whitt Clement for securing additional funds.
Danville has also committed 50-thousand dollars toward the project.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=None


The congressional money for the renovation is part of a bill that must be signed by the President-- who's expected to give his approval.

55Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#common sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Once you pay off credit card debts, AND set aside money in an emergency fund, you're probably ready to start investing.
Len Besthoff tells us an easy way to get started.
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SOT
IN Q=In this week's
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-David Cissel/Certified Financial Planner; :11
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((
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SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE 17:42:17
IN Q=In this week's edition

((In this week's edition of Common Sense, Certified Financial Planner David Cissel will explain why when you are ready to invest, the first place to go is your company's 401k plan.))
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SOT 16:36:36
IN Q=Well I think

((DAVID CISSEL/CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER: WELL I THINK A 401K PLAN, IF YOUR EMPLOYER HAS ONE, IS JUST AN EXCELLENT WAY TO SAVE MONEY. IT'S A WAY TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF INVESTMENTS THAT YOU HAVE, AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU GET A TAX BENEFIT OUT OF IT. IT'S A GREAT WAY TO SAVE. ))
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OUT Q=way to save.
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SOT 16:36:54
IN Q=You don't

((CISSEL: YOU DON'T PAY TAXES ON MONEY THAT'S PUT AWAY IN THE 401K PLAN UNTIL YOU TAKE THAT MONEY OUT OF THE ACCOUNT. HOPEFULLY AT RETIREMENT. SO THE MONEY THAT YOU PLACE IN THE PLAN IS ACTUALLY SUBSTRACTED FROM THE AMOUNT THAT'S GONNA SHOW UP ON YOUR W-2 AT THE END OF THE TAX YEAR. ))
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SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE TOT 17:42:49
IN Q=That's this

((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.

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ANCHOR=bETH
SS=HOLD


Cissel says if you do decide to invest in a 401-K, the percentage you take out of your paycheck should be whatever you're comfortable with.
He says the key is to gradually increase the percentage until you reach the maximum allowed in the plan.

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Early Fog/Variable Clouds/83-87/Some Clouds/Late Fog/65-69;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Today will get off to a foggy start, with variable cloudiness today.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
More clouds and fog tonight with lows in the mid to upper 60s.
Expect partly sunny skies tomorrow with highs in the upper 80s.

8L'Burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-65
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident
SUPER=19-Beth Myer;


A single vehicle accident in Campbell County has killed a Roanoke man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


It happened yesterday when 57- year- old William Watkins Lee was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Route 4-60, near Lynchburg.
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SOT 03:05:00
IN Q=According to witnesses

((J.B. MURRAY/STATE POLICE: ACCORDING TO WITNESSES IT RAN OFF THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF THE ROAD, OVERTURNED, KILLING THE DRIVER.))
SUPER=01-J.B. Murray/State Police;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=killing the driver.
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VO-NAT


Lee died at the scene.
The accident happened shortly after twelve o'clock.
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8Pot-Prison


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=NONE


The first three of ten conspirators in a major marijuana ring in the Roanoke Valley are to report to prison today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Investigators spent four years unraveling the operation.
According to police, the ring turned middle-class homes into pot-growing plantations for a potent strain of the weed.
Among the group's organizers was the president of a local flower club.
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8Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-54
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Former airline ticket agent Tammy Engel claims Mesaba (MUH-SAH-BAH) Northwest Airlink at the Roanoke Regional Airport fired her because she was pregnant.
Now, she's suing for pregnancy discrimination.
Engel's attorney says she had a flawless employment record before losing her job last year.
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SOT 00:30:50
IN Q=ONE PIECE OF

((TERRY GRIMES/ENGEL'S ATTORNEY: ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE YOU LOOK FOR IS WAS SHE TERMINATED DURING HER PREGNANCY BEFORE SHE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON MATERNITY LEAVE. THAT BEGS THE QUESTION WHY. WHY WAS SHE LET GO NOW, NOT EARLIER OR SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD? THAT RAISES THE INFERENCE OF PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION.))
SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Engel's Attorney;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=pregnancy discrimination
Anchor=Beth
SS=Lawsuit


Grimes says his client is seeking restitution.
Company officials were not available for comment.

8Governor


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#=NONE
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Political observers say Governor George Allen's recent attention to environmental concerns reflects a growing realization that such matters are important to voters.
U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says he believes that Democrats also sense the environment could become an issue in the 19-97 statewide races.
Polls show strong support for the environment.
Allen spokesman Ken Stroupe said the governor's policies have been mis-characterized as hostile to the environment by extremist groups who want to present a "sky-is-falling" approach.


8Bell-Atlantic


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-62
GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic Logo


Bell Atlantic is introducing its own Internet Service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Bell Atlantic Video;


The service now is available in Baltimore and Washington D-C.
Bell Atlantic's internet service offers local points of interest, such as Washington's tourist sites and the Redskins.
It's being marketed to individuals and businesses.
Bell Atlantic has not said when this service might be available to Southwest Virginia customers.
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8Fire-Training


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-55
GRAPHIC=None


A house burned to the ground in Bedford County yesterday, at the hands of fire firefighters.
It was intentional though, as part of a training exercise for volunteer departments in the county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


This house was scheduled to be demolished so county officials took the opportunity to use it as a training exercise.
Fire fighters used the first day of a two day training event to prepare for the big fire.
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SOT 14:17:15
IN Q=WE ACTUALLY FILLED

((DAVE NICHOLS/BEDFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: WE ACTUALLY FILLED THE STRUCTURE WITH ARTIFICIAL SMOKE AND ALLOWED THE STUDENTS TO CRAWL AROUND BECAUSE WHEN YOUR INSIDE THERE YOUR BLIND. WE WANTED THEM TO GET USE TO THEIR EQUIPMENT AND THEIR SKILLS BEFORE WE INTRODUCED THEM TO FIRE.
AS VOLUNTEERS THEY'RE NOT DOING THIS EVERYDAY AS A CAREER. SO WE LIKE TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HONE THEIR SKILLS PRIOR TO THE EMERGENCY INCIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Dave Nichols/Bedford Co. Public Safety; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=EMERGENCY INCIDENT
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VO-NAT


About 10 volunteer departments participated in the training exercise.
The house was allowed to burn to the ground.
The lot will be cleared, and a new building will be built in it's place.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Early Fog/Variable Clouds/83-87/Some Clouds/Late Fog/65-69;
SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the forecast -
Today will get off to a foggy start, with variable cloudiness today.
Highs will be in the mid 80s. Expect partly sunny skies tomorrow with highs in the upper 80s. More clouds and fog tonight with lows in the mid to upper 60s.