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7Fatal-Ax

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TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Fatal accident
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A Pennsylvania man is facing a wreckless driving charge following an accident last night on Interstate 81 that killed a woman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


State police say 31- year- old Hong Lang Hu (WHO) apparently lost control of his vehicle while traveling north in Botetourt County.
Authorities say Hu crossed the median and struck another car head- on, killing the driver.
Hu was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for facial injuries.
He's charged with reckless driving.
Both drivers are from Pennsylvania.
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7Home-Education


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Education


In Pittsylvania County, the health Department of Social Services can breath a little easier today.
Two home school supporters have dropped their federal lawsuit against the department and a social worker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./November 1995;


Daniel and Laurie Cardwell filed the lawsuit after an illegal subpoena was used in an attempt to question their children regarding an allegation of child abuse
The Cardwell's received a three thousand dollar settlement earlier this year from the Sheriff's Department and personnel with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


Officials with the Department of Social Services refused to sign the settlement.
Director Gerald (Tote) Todt called a press conference yesterday to announce this latest development and defend his agency.
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IN Q=I'm real

((GERALD TODT/PITTSYLVANIA CO. DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES DIR.: I'M REAL FORTUNATE TO BE IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY. THE PEOPLE HERE HAVE AN INDEPENDENT WAY OF THINKING. IF I'D BEEN ANYWHERE ELSE I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD I HAD TO SIGN THAT SETTLEMENT BUT IT WAS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE AND WE STOOD UP AD DEFENDED OUR PRINCIPLE AND WE WON.I DON'T THINK THAT'S AN UNFAIR REQUEST.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Todt/Pitts. Co. Dept. of Social Services; :00
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OUT Q=unfair request.
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VO-NAT


Todt says his department did nothing wrong because it's up to the court to issue subpoenas NOT his department.
The practice was halted after Cardwell's lawsuit.
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7Teen-Singer


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TAPE#96-73
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One of Laurel Park High School's finest may be the next big musical star.
Trisca Waller has signed a deal with a New York record company, but she says she's still the same person she was before the signing.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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IN Q=Names like Whitney Houston
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :14
SUPER=07-Trisca Waller; :31
SUPER=01-Derrick Hodge/X-tra Large Entertainment; :46
SUPER=01-Stephanie Martin/Trisca's Mom; 1:12
SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:23
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville

((
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((SINGING ))
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Names like Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey may come to mind as you listen to the sweet vocals of 17- year- old Trisca Waller.
After starting out as a small child in talent shows, Trisca's performed her way into a four- album deal with Charm Citi Records of New York.
Even though fame and fortune are within her grasp-- Waller says she feels like any other high school senior.
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SOT 15:52:42

((TRISCA WALLER: THEY CALL ME THE MILLION DOLLAR GIRL NOW-- THEY REALLY DON'T ACT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT TOWARD ME. I MEAN, THEY TREAT ME THE SAME. I MEAN, I JUST GOT A RECORD DEAL. ))
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Trisca's manager was so impressed with her talent that he put together her demo tape and took it to New York.
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SOT 16:02:47

((DERRICK HODGE/X-TRA LARGE ENTERTAINMENT: SHE HAS MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY VOICE. WHEN YOU HEAR HER SING, YOU CAN FEEL EXACTLY WHAT SHE'S SINGING. NOT ONLY CAN YOU HEAR IT, BUT YOU CAN FEEL IT ALSO. ))
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SOT nat sound 15:34:36

((TRISCA SINGING: BUT NOW YOU'RE GONE... ))
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Trisca plans to finish high school and attend college while continuing her musical career.
And when she goes on tour-- her parents will be along for the ride.
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SOT 16:08:47

((STEPHANIE MARTIN/TRISCA'S MOM: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE BE THRE TO KEEP HER FROM GETTING A BIG HEAD, AND ALSO LET HER KNOW WHERE SHE CAME FROM. ))
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But with her strong family ties and positive attitude-- Trisca's feet seem to be planted firmly on the ground, even as she reaches for the stars.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))

7weather


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Turning now to the weather,
Fog and Mostly cloudy skies this morning and scattered showers will give way to partly sunny skies today.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.
Tonight skies stay partly cloud and temperatures drop to the upper 50s.
7BIRTHDAYS! 9/18

SUPER=130-15/Jesse Feury/;



SUPER=130-10/R.W. Woodfin/Gladstone;



SUPER=130-15th/Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Fitz/;


((15th anniversary))

SUPER=130-90/Myrtle New/New Castle;



SUPER=130-50/Frank Ewald/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Danesha Courts/Christiansburg/;


((Pronounced Duh nee sha))

SUPER=130-/Zachary Kyle Bridges/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-50/Bertha Shelton/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-3/D.J. Hammock/;


NO PICTURES:

SUPER=130-11/Robert & Melissa Woodfin/Gladstone;



SUPER=130-/Carolyn Bradley/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-/Jean Wilmen/Bluefield;



SUPER=130-26/Tim Ewald/Roanoke/;



SUPER=130-20th/Cecil and Eunice Morrison/;


((20th Anniversary))

SUPER=130-16/Tia Morrison/;


55Flood-Applications


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TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Flood Relief
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Virginians still recovering from Tropical Storm fran are getting help from the government.
So far more than 300 applications have been approved for disaster housing assistance.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week;


The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the grants for disaster housing assistance total almost 670-thousand dollars.
Among those applying are residents in the hard-hit areas of South Boston and Danville.
The grants allow disaster victims to pay for rental housing or emergency repairs to make their own homes livable.
Officials say it usually takes 15 to 20 days for applicants to get their checks after they apply.
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55Crestar


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TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Crestar Logo


Crestar is only a step away from joining the ranks of the nation's 30 largest banking companies, thanks to a multi million dollar acquistion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Richmond based bank will pay more than 750 million- dollars for Citizens Bancorp of Washington D-C.
The move will help Crestar increase in size by nearly a quarter.
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SOT 03:00:23
IN Q=Strategically we

((BOB LAWSON/CRESTAR ROANOKE PRESIDENT: STRATEGICALLY WE WANT TO BE AN ACQUIRER OF NEW FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THAT SEEM TO MAKE A GOOD FIT WITH CRESTAR, AND NOT TO BE AN ACQUIREE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Lawson/Crestar Roanoke President;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=an acquiree.
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VO-NAT


Once the merger is complete, Crestar will have the largest deposit market share in the Greater Washington area, and it will hold the number two position in Maryland.
Crestar is the largest bank headquartered in Virginia.
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55Boty-Business


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Business News


Botetourt County officials have had success attracting new industries to their county, but now their focus has changed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Business Services Initiative has been in place for a couple of months.
The program is made up of a set of old fashioned, door to door appointments in which county officials find out the needs of EXISTING businesses.
The latest company to receive a visit-- communications shelter maker, V-F-P.
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SOT 14:07:40
IN Q=We would

((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE WE WOULD HATE TO LOSE SOMEBODY LIKE THIS. IF WE DID, THEN ALL OF THE EFFORTS WE PUT INTO RECRUITING NEW INDUSTRY WOULD JUST BRING US BACK TO THE LEVEL WE WERE TO START WITH. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=start with
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VO-NAT


These types of meetings are taking place every week throughout the county.
Burgess believes the program will become permanent.
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55weather


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Turning now to the weather,
Fog and Mostly cloudy skies this morning and scattered showers will give way to partly sunny skies today.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.
Tonight skies stay partly cloud and temperatures drop to the upper 50s.

8Boucher


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Boucher
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


An economic boon could be in the horizon for Christiansburg thanks to a gift from the U-S Commerce Deparment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Yesterday Boucher delivered a one- point two million dollar federal grant for the renovation of the old Imperial Redding plant on Roanoke Street.
The Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority will turn the building into a small business incubator and light manufacturing facility.
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SOT 1:24:11
IN Q=

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: THIS WILL BROADLY ENHANCE THE GROWTH OF SMALL BUSINESS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND NEARBY COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, AND I'M VERY PLEASED THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY I.D.A. IS RECEIVING THIS FEDERAL GRANT. ))
SUPER=@Boucher;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=this federal grant.
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VO-NAT


A computer service company and an Internet access provider currently occupy part of the building.
Officials are seeking other technically- oriented companies to move in once the construction is complete late next year.
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8Best-Products


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Business news


The Best store Company does not appear to be living up to its name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Best Products, which has a store in Roanoke, has stopped payments to its creditors.
An analyst that follows the company closely says this likely means the company will file for bankruptcy for the second time in two years.
Best lost more than 95- million- dollars last year, the second- worst loss in its history.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Business News


And the news gets worse for Best.
A Miami company that was interested in a buyout has taken withdrawn its offer.

8Doctored-Photo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Allen


You've heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, well you might say one picture that includes the governor is worth a thousand explanations.
As Ellen Qualls reports the Virginia's Department of Personnel and Training has admitted to a little photo fraud.
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SOT
IN Q=Sooner or later
SUPER=03-Richmond/July 25; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :31
SUPER=@Woodrum; 1:06
SUPER=01-Albert Pollard/Sierra Club of Virginia; 1:14
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:21
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Sooner or later, when steering the ship of state, the Governor's bound to get doused.
Hit some rough waters.
But the July photo-op to promote clean rivers should have been a p-r slam dunk.
The July trip is even the September cover story on the state employees newsletter.
But wait -- NEWS 7 noticed the old switcheroo.
A little photo doctoring moves country music star and sausage king Jimmy Dean from the third row back in the real run to a position as the Governor's left- hand man in the newsletter.
sot 04:20:24

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NO, NO. BECKY WAS IN FRONT. AND JIMMY DEAN WAS HERE. Jimmy Dean was one person back cause he went over and hit his head against-- OHHH.))
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Hmmm. So maybe the head honcho didn't know about the deception...
But the sausage king says, quoting now, "there's NO doubt about it, they switched some things around. That's not very nice."
sot 04:21:49

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, I AGREE WITH YOU, IT IS CLEARLY AND LITERALLY A WHITEWATER ISSUE. WHITEWATER COMES TO VIRGINIA. AND IF THAT'S THE WORST THING WE EVER DO--))
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sot 03:41:56

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL IT'S VIRTUAL RAFTING IT APPEARS TO ME. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THAT THEY'RE WORKING ON. They're working on that now? YEAH. HEH HEH.))
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sot 03:23:54

((ALBERT POLLARD/SIERRA CLUB OF VA.: IN THIS TIME OF CYNICAL VOTERS WE DON'T NEED MORE OF THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF TIME BEING SPENT ON IMAGE. WE NEED MORE OF IT BEING SPENT ON REAL POLICY.))
runs=:08


The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries magazine took the high road, and used the undoctored photo.
The Department of Personnel and Training admits it took a little editorial license to highlight the major players.
sot 04:21:32

((REGARDLESS OF HOW WE'RE SITTING IN SOME RAFT, FOLKS NEED TO GET INVOLVED IN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF DEBRIS TO CLEAN UP IN OUR RIVERS AND STREAMS. Governor we've got to-- HA.))
runs=:09


Nice save, Governor.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8weather


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Turning now to the weather,
Fog and Mostly cloudy skies this morning and scattered showers will give way to partly sunny skies today.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s. Tonight skies stay partly cloud and temperatures drop to the upper 50s.