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7Plane-Crash

ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-57
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The site of yesterday's fatal plane crash in Roanoke County will be visited this morning by Federal investigators.
The single engine Beechcraft went down on Catawba Mountain killing the pilot, Praveen (Busk-AIR-in) Bhaskaran of Vinton.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((The plane crashed about four miles north of the Roanoke Regional Airport shortly after the pilot abandoned an approach there.
Randy Pratt heard the plane overhead. ((RANDY PRATT: THE ENGINE SOUNDED LOWER RPMS LIKE IT WAS GOING IN FOR A LANDING. IT WAS A DIFFERENT SOUND FROM THE NORMAL PITCH OF THE ENGINE YOU WOULD HEAR. THE CRASH WAS JUST AS I RECALL PRETTY BLUNT. MAYBE CRUNCHING THE TREES ALMOST LIKE A CAR ACCIDENT.))
Praveen Bhaskaran was an experienced pilot. He was carrying bank documents on a regular flight between Charlotte and Roanoke.
The single engine Beech Bonanza went down in the steep terrain near McAfee's Knob.
Witnesses said the plane crashed in heavy rain and fog, but investigators aren't offering an early conclusions on the cause. ((RANDI KUKLA/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: I'M GOING TO BE REVIEWING THE PILOT'S RECORDS, THE MAINTENANCE RECORDS. YOU LOOK AT ALL DIFFERENT ASPECTS, THE HUMAN, THE MACHINE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. YOU DON'T RULE ANYTHING OUT. YOU JUST REVIEW ALL OF THE FACTS. IT'S KIND OF A FACT- GATHERING PROCESS AT THIS TIME.))
Investigators will spend a second day at the site, but it could be six months before their report is complete and nine months before the National Transportation Safety Board rules on the likely cause of this crash.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

7Allen


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Bob Dole receives the Republican presidential nomination tonight at the party's convention in San Diego.
Governor George Allen is attending the convention.
Last night, he told News 7 that Virginia cannot ignored polls that show Bob Dole with a slim lead over President Clinton.
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Allen also had high praise for Dole's running mate Jack Kemp.
Allen supported Kemp's bid for the White House back in 1988.
The Governor says Kemp has been a leading advocate of the campaign to reduce the federal tax burden on families.

7Apartment-Flood


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-61
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The heavy rain that hit the region caused severe structural damage to a Rocky Mount apartment building.
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And authorities have now condemned the 12-unit building on Greenmeadow Road.
Rainwater washed away soil at the cinderblock foundation.
Police secured the building.
Right now, no one's allowed inside.
The Red Cross found shelter for residents, who were evacuated.
A-and-B Properties of Roanoke owns the building.
The owner says he doesn't know yet what will happen to the apartment house-- but hopes his tenants can get their belongings sometime this week.
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7Pulaski-Grant


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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.
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7weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
The morning is going to get off to a foggy start, but the fog will burn off later this morning and the rest of the day should be mostly sunny.
Highs will be in the low 80s.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight with patchy fog - lows will be around 60 degrees.
Looking ahead, the sun will return tomorrow with highs again in the low 80s.

55Pilot-Killed


ANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=Plane Crash
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Investigators will try to determine the cause of a small plane crash in Roanoke County yesterday which killed a Vinton pilot.
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Praveen (Busk-AIR-In) Bhaskaran was an experienced pilot.
He was carrying bank documents on a regular flight between Charlotte and Roanoke.
The single engine Beechcraft
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he was flying went down on Catawba Mountain, about four miles north of the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Investigators will return to the site today, but it could be six months before their report is complete and nine months before the National Transportation Safety Board rules on the likely cause of the crash.
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55M'ville-Curfew


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TAPE#96-53
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Martinsville teens could be getting a set of restrictions that law enforcement officials believe will help cut down on teen crime.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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(( Be home by midnight--
Kids usually hear that from their parents.
But Martinsville teens may someday also hear it from city officials.
A proposed curfew would affect children 17 and under-- whether they are trouble- makers or not.
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((JAN REED/HENRY CO. JUVENILE COURT SERVICES: IT'S A SHAME, REALLY, THAT 10- PERCENT OR LESS OF THE JUVENILE POPULATION ARE CAUSING THE PROBLEM AND THERE ARE ANOTHER 90-PERCENT PLUS OUT THERE WHO ARE GOOD, LAW ABIDING, QUALITY KIDS. ))
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Thelma Pinkard suggested a curfew after a group of teens threw a rock at her car.
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((THELMA PINKARD/CURFEW ADVOCATE: I BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN NEED DISCIPLINE AND THEY WANT TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT THEM TO WANT TO HAVE THEM SAFE AND CLOSE BY. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: EVEN THOUGH CITY OFFICIALS ARE JUST CONSIDERING A CURFEW, WE TALKED WITH SOME LOCAL TEENS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT IT. AND AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, MOST OF THEM SAY IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA. ))
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((SHAWN FULLER/16-YEAR-OLD: CURFEW IS LIKE, FOR LITTLE KIDS, NOT FOR ME. I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE A CURFEW FOR PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW TO ACT. ))
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((GEORGETTE JONES/13-YEAR-OLD: I THINK IT'S NOT RIGHT. IT'S NOT FAIR TO US BECAUSE, I MEAN, WE GOT TO HAVE TIME TO HAVE OUR FUN. THEY HAVE TIME TO HAVE THEIRS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO HAVE OURS. ))
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The city still has more homework to do on the potential curfew law.
A public forum is planned next month.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))

55weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be sunny today with highs in the low 80s.

8Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Federal investigators say it could take months before they know what caused a small plane to go down yesterday morning in Roanoke County.
The single engine Beechcraft crashed on Catawba Mountain killing the pilot.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((The plane crashed about four miles north of the Roanoke Regional Airport shortly after the pilot abandoned an approach there.
Randy Pratt heard the plane overhead.
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((RANDY PRATT: THE ENGINE SOUNDED LOWER RPMS LIKE IT WAS GOING IN FOR A LANDING. IT WAS A DIFFERENT SOUND FROM THE NORMAL PITCH OF THE ENGINE YOU WOULD HEAR. THE CRASH WAS JUST AS I RECALL PRETTY BLUNT. MAYBE CRUNCHING THE TREES ALMOST LIKE A CAR ACCIDENT.))
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Praveen Bhaskaran was an experienced pilot. He was carrying bank documents on a regular flight between Charlotte and Roanoke.
The single engine Beech Bonanza went down in the steep terrain near McAfee's Knob.
Witnesses said the plane crashed in heavy rain and fog, but investigators aren't offering an early conclusions on the cause.
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((RANDI KUKLA/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: I'M GOING TO BE REVIEWING THE PILOT'S RECORDS, THE MAINTENANCE RECORDS. YOU LOOK AT ALL DIFFERENT ASPECTS, THE HUMAN, THE MACHINE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. YOU DON'T RULE ANYTHING OUT. YOU JUST REVIEW ALL OF THE FACTS. IT'S KIND OF A FACT- GATHERING PROCESS AT THIS TIME.))
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Investigators will spend a second day at the site, but it could be six months before their report is complete and nine months before the National Transportation Safety Board rules on the likely cause of this crash.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

8Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=George Allen


It's the moment Bob Dole has been waiting for.
Tonight he will receive the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in San Diego.
Governor George Allen is attending the Republican convention in San Diego.
Last night, he told News 7 that polls showing Bob Dole with a slim lead over President Clinton here in Virginia cannot be ignored.
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Allen also had high praise for Dole's running mate Jack Kemp.
Allen supported Kemp's bid for the White House back in 1988.
The Governor says Kemp has been a leading advocate of the campaign to reduce the federal tax burden on families.

8Neal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Pittsylvania County man has given his young daughter a priceless gift.
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Two months ago, Ring-gold Fire Chief Mike Neal donated a kidney to his 11-year old daughter.
When Stephanie was two, she was diagnosed with an underdeveloped bladder.
Four years later, the Neals were told Stephanie would eventually need a kidney transplant.
Both parents volunteered, but Mike Neal was selected by doctors as the best candidate.
Since the surgery, Stephanie has gained nearly 20- pounds and can eat and drink almost anything she wants.
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((MIKE NEAL/STEPHANIE'S FATHER:IT'S WONDERFUL TO WAKE UP AND HEAR HER USE THE BATHROOM, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT THAT, YOU TAKE IT FOR GRANTED BUT IT'S A MIRACLE THAT SHE CAN DO THAT, WE'RE VERY TICKLED. STEPHANIE NEAL/DONOR RECIPIENT:I KNEW I WOULD GET WELL, BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD DO THIS MUCH FOR ME, BUT I'VE SEEN A BIG DIFFERENCE, YOU KNOW, AFTER THE SURGERY, I FELT BETTER. ))
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Stephanie has been through more than 40-surgeries at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.
She'll have to remain on medication to make sure her body doesn't reject the kidney.
Doctors say both father and daughter are doing just fine.
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8weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
The morning is going to get off to a foggy start, but the fog will burn off later this morning and the rest of the day should be mostly sunny. Highs will be in the low 80s.