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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
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An early morning plane crash on Catawba Mountain leaves one man dead.
We'll have a live report.
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and a new report says accidents in Virginia's workplaces are down, but murders and suicides are increasing.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Tonight in sports, the Scott Roberts Memorial golf tournament gets off to a wet start, Steve Avery's comeback to the big leagues hits a snag in South Carolina,
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and when the boys of summer act like children they must spend some time in Major League Baseball's timeout chair.
We'll take a look back at last night's mess in Montreal.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
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Areas of fog will develop overnight and make driving hazardous in the early morning hours. I'll have the latest details from the News 7 Weather Center.

Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


A Vinton man is dead after a single engine plane crashed into a mountain side in Roanoke County early this morning.
Authorities say the plane went down after the pilot aborted an earlier landing at the Roanoke regional airport.
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Len Besthoff says investigators are currently examining the wreckage. Len, I understand the pilot was flying over some rough terrain?
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((Question:Len, what investigators saying about the crash at this point?))

Pilot


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Plane crash


The crash came as a surprise to friends of the victim who described him as an experienced pilot.
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A family friend said (BHAS-AIR-IN) Bhaskaran had flown for about 10 years and was once a flight instructor.
He was making a routine flight from Roanoke to Charlotte delivering documents for First Union Bank.
He was employed by RAMP-66--a local courier company.
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(BHAS-AIR-IN) Bhaskaran was married but had no children.
He and his wife had been living in Vinton for the last two years.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-54
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The man suspected of killing a Vinton family was in Roanoke County Circuit Court earlier today.
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Earl Bramblett is accused of murdering Blaine and Theresa Hodges and their two daughters.
He appeared in court for a hearing today and was appointed attorney Mack Doubles.
Bramblett was living in South Carolina when police arrested him last month.
Afterwards police brought him back to Virginia where he faces charges for capital murder.
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Bramblett also faces arson charges for allegedly burning down the Hodges home after the murders.
Police still have no motive in the case.
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Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


If you can't or won't identify the father of your children, you can not get welfare benefits anymore in Virginia -- and that's okay with the Clinton Administration.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave Virginia permission to enforce the controversial paternity policy.
Virginia's social services department calls it a "pro-family" policy.
Two women from the western half of Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the policy is UNconstitutional.
That case is still pending.

Neal


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's hard to describe the special bond between a father and daughter.
But it doesn't get much closer than that of a Pittsylvania County man who recently donated a kidney to his young daughter.
Teresa Hamilton has their story.
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(( On the outside, Stephanie Neal looks and acts like any 11- year old.
She enjoys playing with her dog, Rugsby, and hopes to become a nurse.
But Stephanie's short life has been filled with ups and downs.
At age two, she was diagnosed with an underdeveloped bladder.
She's since undergone more than 40- surgeries-- with her family and special friend, by her side.
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((STEPHANIE NEAL/DONOR RECIPIENT:HE'S BEEN THROUGH ALL THE SURGERIES AND EVERY TIME I GO TO SLEEP AND WAKE UP, HE'S RIGHT BESIDE ME. HE'S, LIKE MY, LITTLE PERSON. ))
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When Stephanie was six years old, the Neals were told she'd eventually need a kidney transplant.
This past year has been particularly difficult-- she's spent countless hours undergoing dialysis and hemodialysis.
But two months ago, Stephanie got a new lease on life.
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((TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAD: I LIKE HIM A LOT AND I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY SOMETHING THAT HE GAVE ME A KIDNEY BECAUSE HE'S ALWAYS BEEN THE ACTIVE ONE, REALLY MUCH, AND IT BROUGHT HIM DOWN A FOR A FEW DAYS BUT HE CAME BACK.))
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The Neals are a close knit family-- In fact, both parents volunteered to donate a kidney.
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((MIKE NEAL/STEPHANIE'S FATHER:EVEN THOUGH SHE'S SMALLER THAN ME AND HER MOTHER, SHE'S OUR STRENGTH, A WHOLE LOT OF TIMES, YOU KNOW, AND, I GUESS GOD HAS LITTLE ANGELS AND WE LOOK AT HER AS ONE OF THEM. ))
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Stephanie and her father are both doing well.
Mike Neal is a little sore, but just returned to work.
He's also continuing to serve as Fire Chief of the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department. But when it comes down to it, he'll probably be best remembered, for volunteering the gift of life. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Coming up on News 7 at Six-
The Republicans aren't the only ones launching a campaign this week.
The United Way is setting new goals,
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VO-NAT


And some new statistics about job related deaths may surprise you, but first let's check in with Patrick in the News 7 Weather Center.
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Job-Suicides


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


New state statistics show fewer Virginians died on the job this year than last.
But even if the workplace is getting safer -- it may NOT be getting happier.
Suicides on the job are up.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( There are all the usual suspects.
Construction work is still the most dangerous job in Virginia.
Driving trucks and taxicabs can also be harmful to your health -- for different reasons.
132 Virginians were killed on the job last year.
That's down 20- percent from 1994.
Even if you separate the falls, electrocutions, machinery accidents, vehicle accidents and the like out -- pre-pro page one murders in the workplace are down.
Ten in 1995. flip into pre-pro page two
That compares to 20 in 1994 and 12 in 1993. end pre-pro
But for whatever reasons, suicide in the workplace is up. pre-pro page three
As many Virginians chose to die by their own hands on the job as were murdered last year.
Ten, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry. flip into pre-pro page four
The department didn't classify suicides separately before '95, but lists four deaths by acts of violence other than murder in '94, and three in '93. end pre-pro

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((NANCY OSGOOD/VCU SUICIDE EXPERT: SOME OF THE MAIN FACTORS LIKE DEPRESSION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE I THINK PROBABLY WOULD BE SEEN IN THOSE INDIVIDUALS' BACKGROUNDS OR PATTERNS, ESPECIALLY MORE RECENTLY. BUT AGAIN, SOMETHING AT WORK COULD BE KIND OF THE FINAL STRAW THAT TIPPED THEM AND WAS JUST TOO MUCH PRESSURE. OR IT COULD BE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE KILLED THEMSELVES AT HOME, BUT THEY DID IT AT WORK.))
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(( Nationally, suicides were just three percent of deaths on the job.
In Virginia, that number is eight percent.
It's a statistic that leaves us with more questions than answers.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


If all goes as planned, the Lynchburg police department will walk away from tonight's city council meeting better equipped and with more personnel.
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VO-NAT
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Council tonight will consider a resolution that will put three new police officers on the street.
The city is also considering spending more than 17-thousand dollars on new weapons for the force.
Authorities say switching from a 10-millimeter to a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol is safer and more economical.
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((CMDR. GARY REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IF ANYTHING IT GIVES THE OFFICER THE SAME AMOUNT OF FIREPOWER, THE LUXURY OF HAVING MORE AMMUNITION BY BEING A SEMI- AUTOMATIC AND THEN IT TAKES AWAY THE WORRY THAT IF ONE SHOT IS FIRED, OF HAVING AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF THE SECOND SHOT.))
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VO-NAT


Reynolds says the new .40- caliber weapons require a stronger trigger pull after the first shot, making accidental firings less likely.
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Pulaski-Grant


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pulaski County has secured half a million dollars in federal grant money for infrastructure at the New River Industrial Park.
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The park consists of about 650 acres of land around the former A-T-&-T plant in Fairlawn, which shut down in 1990.
New River Industries now owns the building and part of the property.
Pulaski County purchased the rest in 1993 with plans to develop it for industrial use.
The grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will enable the county to extend water and sewer lines to the site.
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Stocks


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


Unfavorable economic indicators caused the stock market to tumble today.
The DOW lost nearly 58 points, closing at 56-hundred-47.
NASDAQ fell 12 and one half points.
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More-Plane
We have more information on this morning's plane Crash. Joe Dashiell has been at the site where he talked to investigators just moments ago. Joe, what more do we know about the crash?
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John-Warner


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=JMC
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=NONE


A company in Smyth County won a big defense contract. Marion Composites
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marion


will make landing gear, doors and other parts for the C-17 transport.
The initial contract is for eight million dollars.
But Governor Allen's office says the deal could be worth 61 million dollars, over the next seven or eight years.
Senator John Warner was there for the announcement.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R VIRGINIA: I'M HAPPY TO BE A SMALL PARTNER ON THIS DAY WHICH YOU EARNED AS THEY SAY IN VIRGINIA THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY, WITH SWEAT AND AN HONEST DAY'S WORK FOR AN HONEST DOLLAR.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The contract will mean 37 new jobs at Marion Composites.

United-Way


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=United Way


The United Way of the Roanoke Valley is hoping contributors will open-up their wallets a little wider.
The organization is trying to raise a total of five and a half million dollars in charitable funds for this year's campaign drive.
This figure is up by three million dollars from last year's total.
Part of the United Way's strategy to raise the additional funds includes asking about 33 thousand contributors to give 25 cents more everyday.
The campaign began July 19th and runs until September 9th.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, Steve Avery's comeback hits a roadblock in Greenville, could Indy cars be on their way to Charlotte?
We'll take another look at last night's big brawl in Montreal,
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Plus, Steve Mason checks in from the first round of the Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament at the Roanoke Country Club.
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S-Brawl


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-19
GRAPHIC=MLB


Still no word tonight on what type of fines and suspensions will result from last night's big brawl in Montreal between the Astros and Expos.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Montreal, CAN/Last Night; :00


The bench clearing skirmish started when Danny Darwin hit Henry Rodriguez in the back with this fast ball.
Both benches emptied, and when everything was over 6 individuals were ejected, including former Salem minor league star Moises Alou who threw a few punches and a batting helmet that hit Astros manager Terry Collins in the face and bloodied his nose.
The National League office says it will wait until tomorrow to spank the offenders.
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S-Avery


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=Braves


Atlanta Braves pitcher Steve Avery will be off the mound for a bit longer.
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SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00


The left-hander who suffered a muscle pull on his pitching side in July, threw just four pitches in a rehab assignment last night for Double-A Greenville.
Avery, who last pitched on July 11th, got two quick outs in the first inning before suffering obvious pain on the fourth pitch.
He was expected to be examined by Atlanta doctors today.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD BRAVES LOGO


Some good news for Braves fans, as popular third baseman Terry Pendleton has been reacquired by Atlanta from the Florida Marlins.
The plan is to play Pendleton at third, and move Chipper Jones to right field.

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Avalanche/Hillcats


The rain is once again affecting minor league baseball in the area.
Tonight's Hillcats and Avalanche game set for 7pm at Salem Memorial has been postponed.
The two teams will play a single game tomorrow night at 7, and then play a doubleheader on Thursday starting at six.

S-Robertson


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-17
GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson


First round action of the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament began today at the Roanoke Country Club.
33 of the near 200 golfers are ranked nationally. Steve Mason says the stiff competition and a battle with mother nature have made the tourney the toughest ever in the it's 14 year history.
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((190 golfers teed off. Ladies first of course. of the 41 girls competing in 2 age groups; 14 are ranked in the top 125 in the country. ((ANGELA GERMAN/RANKED 7TH IN THE NATION:))
German is ranked 7th in the country. The Columbus Georgia native shot a 3 over 74.
Of the 149 boys in the field, 19 are rated in the nation's top 125. raising the talent level has many benefits...and 2 minor draw backs, the first, ((MILLER BABER/TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR:))
On a more serious note, the second, ((:)) NAT SOUND!!
No shows helped some golfers get into the field. Martinsville's Jason Wells made it as an alternate.
Tournament organizers were forced to take an alternate route after heavy rains Monday pushed first round tee times back 1 hour. Roanoke's Lee Taylor should contend in the 13-14 age group. North Cross's Brandon LaCroix has raised his level of play as well. ((BRANDON LACROIX/15-18 YEAR OLD COMPETITOR:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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S-Snead


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=JC Snead


On the PGA's Senior Tour, J.C. Snead was declared the winner of the Toyota Invitational in Glenwood, Maryland this afternoon after the final round was rained out.
J.C. shot a course record tying 66 yesterday while most of the 21 players in the two day event failed to break par.

S-Indy


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-33
GRAPHIC=Indianapolis


Now that the Winston Cup cars have proven without question that they can not only race at Indy but sell out the place,
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some folks believe it's now time for the open wheeled Indy cars to venture into the south and take a shot at running on the banks turns of the charlotte motor speedway.
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SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/May; :00


Today's Charlotte Observer says that the Indy Racing league is planning a night time test session at CMS later this summer.
If all goes well, the Indy racing league could have a date in Charlotte in 1997.
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