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7Dupont

ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=dUPONT
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Martinsville and Henry County are bracing for the shutdown of a major employer.
Dupont's planned 1998 closing will have a major impact on the region.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Harned/Martinsville Development Dept.; :19
SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator; :47
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; 1:00
SUPER=01-Larry McDorman/Amfibe President; 1:09
SUPER=@Len2; 1:29
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((
Dupont says more than 550 nylon workers averaging 15- dollars- an- hour will lose their jobs when the Henry County plant closes.
In reality, the move may cost upwards of 900 jobs, when you factor in people employed by Dupont suppliers and contractors.
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SOT 14:51:37
IN Q=It's going

((TOM HARNED/MARTINSVILLE DEVELOPMENT DEPT.: IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH, AND DIFFICULT TO RECOVER FROM, BUT CERTAINLY IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE COMMUNITY, THAT MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY CAN RECOVER FROM.))
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This isn't good news for an area that already has a high jobless rate compared to nearby communities like Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The shutdown could also be a one- two punch on the region's tax base...since the company pays two- million- dollars- a- year in real estate and machinery taxes, and workers pay personal property and sales taxes.
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SOT 14:23:40
IN Q=Of course we

((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: OF COURSE WE ALL HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME WAY THAT WE CAN MAKE THIS UP WITHOUT HAVING TO CUT PROGRAMS OR THE OTHER KINDS OF THINGS THAT YOU DO TO REDUCE EXPENSES.))
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Also in question, how Dupont's move will affect more than a half dozen tenants on its 500 acre campus, including monofilament maker Amfibe, which employs 130 people.
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IN Q=On the

((LARRY MCDORMAN/AMFIBE PRESIDENT: ON THE POSITIVE SIDE, OUR LANDLORDS, DUPONT, HAVE KEPT US WELL INFORMED AS TO THEIR INTENTIONS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. AND HAVE INDICATED CERTAINLY A DESIRE TO HELP US GET THROUGH THIS TRANSITION.))
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Everybody stresses one point though; the Dupont plant won't close until 1998.
So even though the Martinsville- Henry County area hasn't determined all the effects of this move, people will have time to adjust.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

7Obremski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net (edit of 96-64)
GRAPHIC=Obremski


More charges against a man accused of making threatening calls to Roanoke County girls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Michael Obremski now faces new charges in Botetourt County.
He pleaded no contest last month to the charges in Roanoke County.
The charges in Botetourt... where from a case that has open for some time.
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IN Q=For the

((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: FOR THE MOST PART, HE PICKED THEIR NAMES OUT OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES WHERE THEY'VE ACHIEVED CERTAIN THINGS. HE IN TURN WOULD GET THEIR NUMBER AND MAKE A PHONE CALL AND MAKE SUGGESTIVE REMARKS. WE THINK WE'VE GOT SEVERAL GOOD CASES ON HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff;
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OUT Q=on him
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VO-NAT


No hearings have been scheduled for Obremski in Botetourt County.
He'll be sentenced in Roanoke County next month.
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7Rescue-Calls


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#net (Edit of 96-60)
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A new look for Roanoke fire stations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Men and women are now working side by side for the first time since the merger of the Fire and Emergency Services departments.
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((DEPUTY CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: YOU KNOW FIRE SERVICE IS MALE DOMINATED. BRINGING IN DIVERSITY AND CHANGES AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE CHANGES. THE BIGGEST THING IS TO REMEMBER TO DO THE LITTLE THINGS, FLIP THE SIGNS OVER, WEAR SHORTS AND TEE SHIRTS. LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Deputy Fire Chief;
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OUT Q=like that.
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VO-NAT


Bathrooms and locker rooms all have locks and signs on them.
New walls in the dormitory provide more privacy for sleeping.
Also, paramedics and E-M-T's are undergoing additional firefighting training so supporters of the merger say the number of firefighters in the city will actually increase.
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7weather


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Turning now to the forecast - today will be partly sunny with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 80s.
For tonight, expect continued cloudiness with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.

55Logging-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A Christiansburg man is dead following logging accident yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


It happened off Taylor Hollow Road in Montgomery County.
The 39 year old man was cutting a tree with a chainsaw when the tree split, and snapped back into his stomach.
A co-worker ran to his aid but was unable to assist.
The victim suffered major internal injuries and died at the scene.
Authorities are still trying to notify relatives and have not yet released his name.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

55Roanoke-wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


An 81-year old Roanoke County man who survived a two car accident is in stable condition this morning following surgery.
Grover Mayberry drove his Cadillac into an Oldsmobile station wagon yesterday as he turned onto Hollins Road.
The accident CLOSED the road for more than two hours.
Authorities believe Mayberry tried to avoid the accident, but ran off the road, hit a pole and ended up hitting the station wagon car broadside.
Mayberry was not wearing a seatbelt. (----------------)



55Still-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 96-73)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Pittsylvania County moonshine operation came to an abrupt halt last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Ben Barber and Lewis Ayers were charged with illegally manufacturing peach brandy.
Authorities found almost 100- gallons of evidence.
Most of it was destroyed including the 800- gallon black pot still.
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IN Q=I think

((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I THINK IT'S A FAMILY TRADITION PROBABLY THAT'S COME DOWN THE GENERATIONS, PEACH BRANDY, IS PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD PURCHASE OFF THE SHELF, BUT IT WOULDN'T BE SOMETHING LIKE THAT THEY MAKE FROM THESE ILLEGAL STILL SITES. ))
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OUT Q=still sites.
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VO-NAT


Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents as well as the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries assisted in the arrest.
If convicted-- both men face a maximum of three years in prison and a one thousand dollar fine.
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55Corned-Beef


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-62
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More space is on the way for a popular downtown Roanoke restaurant and bar.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Corned Beef and Company is expanding into the old Ward's Rock Cafe next door.
Corned Beef customers can already use the deck area.
The new room downstairs still has a ways to go, but the owner hopes to have it done late next week.
Corned Beef is also putting in a wood-fired brick oven, so it can add gourmet pizzas and other items to the menu.
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55weather


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Turning now to the forecast - today will be partly sunny with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Dog-Fighting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=96-75
GRAPHIC=none
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Roanoke City Police and Animal Control officers have shot and killed a loose dog and wounded another.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Two pit bulls were running loose this morning in Roanoke City near Burrell Hospital.
Police say the dogs chased hospital workers back inside as they were trying to leave during a shift change.
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The animal control officers say the dogs also chased other dogs, wounding one.
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8Nylon-Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 96-59)
GRAPHIC=dUPONT
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;

Henry County officials are speculating about the effects of Dupont's announcement that it's shutting down its Henry County plant in mid 1998.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The shutdown could be a one- two punch on the region's tax base...since the company pays two- million- dollars- a- year in real estate and machinery taxes, and workers pay personal property and sales taxes.
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SOT 14:24:51
IN Q=We'll probably

((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE'LL PROBABLY USE THE SERVICES OF AN ECONOMIST IN HELPING CALCULATE SOME OF THESE THINGS AND WE WILL PROBABLY BE APPLYING TO BOTH THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT ABOUT SOME ASSISTANCE TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator;
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OUT Q=this problem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Dupont says more than 550 nylon workers averaging 15- dollars- an- hour will lose their jobs when the Henry County plant closes.
In reality, the move may cost upward of 900 jobs, when you factor in people employed by Dupont suppliers and contractors.
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SOT 14:51:37
IN Q=It's going

((TOM HARNED/MARTINSVILLE DEVELOPMENT DEPT.: IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH, AND DIFFICULT TO RECOVER FROM, BUT CERTAINLY IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE COMMUNITY, THAT MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY CAN RECOVER FROM.))
SUPER=01-Tom Harned/Martinsville Development Dept.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=recover from.
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VO-NAT


Everybody stresses one point though; the Dupont plant won't close until 1998.
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8Holdren's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Holdrens


Some bad news for some Holdren's customers.
The store was recently purchased by a North Carolina Company and that means extended warranties on recently purchased products may NOT be worth the paper their written on.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@Ron1; :14
SUPER=01-Allan Schmaeman/Holdren's Customer; :31
SUPER=01-Steve Haines/Holdren's Customer; 1:01
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.


((Holdren's Stores was sold to Crenshaw TV and Appliance of North Carolina July first for 2 point 3 million dollars.
The new owners announced service would remain the same except for a few changes.
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SU
((In the acquisition the assets were sold... but the extended warranties weren't covered.
Which means... if you bought your refrigerator or any other products with an extended warranty before July first and your items break... guess what?... you're out of luck.))

Allan Schmaeman found that out this week.
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SOT 18:18:26

((ALLAN SCHMAEMAN/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN CHEATED IN THE WORST WAY. I FIGURED WHEN I WAS DEALING WITH THIS COMPANY I WAS DEALING WITH A VERY HONEST AND REPUTABLE COMPANY AND AT THIS POINT I FEEL LIKE THEY'VE REALLY MISREPRESENTED WHAT THEY TOLD US IN THE BEGINNING. AS FAR AS THE WARRANTY IS CONCERNED I FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE NEVER BOUGHT IT. IT WAS A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME.))
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Steve Haines bought his computer from Holdren's before July first and it broke... he says when he called the corporate office in North Carolina he was told... you're on your own.
SOT 19:09:01

((STEVE HAINES/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH HOLDREN'S FOR OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. THE COMPUTER IS JUST ONE ITEM THAT I'VE PURCHASED FROM HOLDREN'S. IT PUTS A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH AND ME PERSONALLY I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO HOLDREN'S.))
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Holdren officials in Roanoke and North Carolina wouldn't speak on camera... but said MANUFACTURER warranties will be honored.
But if you spent a few hundred bucks for their extended warranty before July first... that money is down the drain... and there are NO refunds.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

8weather


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SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
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Turning now to the forecast - today will be partly sunny with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 80s.
For tonight, expect continued cloudiness with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.