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7Chase

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TAPE#96-86
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An early morning highs speed chase ends in a crash with Roanoke Police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


Around 1 this morning, an officer reportedly spotted a suspicious van near the trash transfer station in Southeast Roanoke.
When the officer attempted to pull the van over, the driver reportedly sped off.
The chase covered three miles and ended when the suspect ran head on into a telephone pole in Northeast Roanoke.
An officer was wounded during the chase when the suspect reportedly hit his car.
The suspect was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word yet on his condition or if any charges have been filed.
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7Hewitt


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Rockbridge County man convicted of murdering two people Christmas Eve has been sentenced to 69 years in prison.
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VO-NAT


Ronald Hewitt pled guilty in July to the murder of 24-year old Christopher Higgins- the man who dated his ex-girlfriend.
Hewitt also pled guilty to aggravated malicious wounding, for shooting Brenda Tomlin.
SUPER=03-Raphine/December 1995;


Armed with a rifle, Hewitt forced his way into the couple's home, walked into their bedroom and shot them.
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7Knievel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Robbie Knievel


Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel is having more trouble with the law.
Yesterday, the Rockbridge County sheriff seized his motorcycle and other equipment, just one day after the stuntman was arrested on a charge of being drunk in public.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Knievel was supposed to leap over two dozen cars at the Salem Civic Center this weekend.
But he said his sponsors cancelled the show after his arrest.
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((ROBBIE KNIEVEL/MOTORCYCLE STUNTMAN: I CAME HERE TO PERFORM, THEY ALL BACKED OUT AND I DON'T KNOW WHY. IF WAS DRINKING AND DRIVING, I COULD SEE THEM WALKING OUT. IF I WAS CAUGHT WITH SOME DRUGS, I COULD SEE THEM WALKING OUT. I'VE ALWAYS SAID, NONE OF US IS PERFECT, NONE OF US ARE.))
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VO-NAT


But the promoters got a court order for the Rockbridge County sheriff to seize Knievel's two motorcycles, ramps and other gear.
In court papers, George and Sally Davis of (Antique) ANT-I-QUE, Incorporated, say they they didn't know the show was cancelled until they saw Knievel on TV.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=Robbie Knievel


They say they gave Knievel a 15-thousand dollar deposit, and 10-thousand dollars for expenses.
Now they want that money back, plus another 15-thousand dollars in damages.

7Kiss


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
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TAPE#96-85
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Local Kiss fans got an eye and earfull last night as the original band members were BACK on the stage last night in Roanoke.
Jay Moore reports.
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SUPER=01-Gene Prater/KISS Fan; :28
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7WEATHER


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One school note: Smyth County schools are going two hours late this morning due to heating problems.

Expect sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the low 60s. Tonight, the cold temperatures move in with lows in the 30s. A freeze warning will be in effect for the higher elevations.
More sunshine expected on Saturday with afternoon temperatures in the 60s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/6/96
Sunday:

SUPER=130-7/Meghan Eisner/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/Danielle Hodges/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-10/Daniel Moore/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-11/Joshua Millan'/Galax;



SUPER=130-1/Ariel Hylton/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-16/Amy Tosh/Boones Mill;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/Dave & Opal Harris/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-22/Christopher Osborne/Gretna;



SUPER=130-7/Deborah Bleasdale/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Brandon Harless/Bedford;



SUPER=130-17/Jessica Jamison/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Carl Johnson/Covington;


Monday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-1st/Dale & Jennifer Smith/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-25th/Gordon & Mary Harman/Alum Ridge;



(Twins!)
SUPER=130-1/Christopher & Carrie Shepherd/Hardy;



SUPER=130-/Walter Price III/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-6/William Webster/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-14/Jason Grice/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-90/Terry Eakin/Catawba;




55Covington


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Covington
SUPER=@beth1


Radford University President Douglas Covington serves at the pleasure of the Board of Visitors and is not under contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


He says he has NO qualms about being evaluated by the Board after a little more than one year on the job.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: I HAVE INDICATED TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS AND TO OTHERS THAT I EXPECT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE UNIVERSITY AND I WOULD QUITE FRANKLY WELCOME FEED- BACK, AND I WOULD WELCOME CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.))
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He says that criticism is welcome whether it's from board members OR students, staff, faculty, alumni or members of the community.
Covington was in Roanoke yesterday addressing the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
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55Campbell-911


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TAPE#96-79
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Campbell County residents soon be able to get help from 9-1-1 in an emergency.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape;


For years, people there have had to remember a seven-digit phone number to summon police, fire or an ambulance.
But the county's new 911 system is nearly ready to go on.
And by early 19-97, Campbell hopes to unveil it's ENHANCED- 911 system, which can immediately trace an emergency call.
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IN Q=When you call

((MIKE MILNOR/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: WHEN YOU CALL 911, YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR ON A COMPUTER SCREEN IN FRONT OF THE DISPATCHER AND THEY'LL HAVE ACCESS TO A DATABASE WITH A MAP TO THE ACTUAL STRUCTURE THAT THE 911 CALL IS COMING FROM.))
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VO-NAT


Milnor says residents must fill out and return the change of address forms they'll be getting in the mail.
Every county road has been renamed, and every house given a street number.
The new addresses will help speed police, fire and rescue services to the scene of an emergency.
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55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=morn
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SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
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One school note: Smyth County schools are going two hours late this morning due to heating problems.

Expect sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the low 60s. Tonight, the cold temperatures move in with lows in the 30s. Freeze and frost warnings are scattered throughout Southwest Virginia and the Greenbrier Valley for tonight.
More sunshine expected on Saturday with afternoon temperatures in the 60s.

8Chase


ANCHOR=bmy
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=police chase
SUPER=@beth1


An early morning high speed chase ends in a crash with Roanoke Police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


Around 1 this morning, an officer reportedly spotted a suspicious van near the trash transfer station in Southeast Roanoke.
When the officer attempted to pull the van over, the driver reportedly sped off.
The chase covered three miles and ended when the suspect ran head on into a telephone pole in Northeast Roanoke.
An officer hurt his hand during the chase when the suspect reportedly hit his car.
No word yet on the suspect's condition or if any charges have been filed.
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8Gov-School


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Education


Tobacco is the number one cash crop in Southside Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Students enrolled in the "Governor's School" at Danville Community College understand the positive aspects of the tobacco industry because they've grown up in the area.
They're also familiar with the negative health affects.
Yesterday, a doctor at Danville Regional Medical Center brought samples of lungs damaged by smoking for the students to see and touch.
The teens will use the information for a class project dealing with tobacco's positive and negative aspects.
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((EMILY MARTIN/CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL JR.:I THINK IT WAS VERY BASIC, IT WAS VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD AND I LEARNED A LOT FROM IT. ANDRAE MILLNER/GW HIGH SCHOOL JR.:I LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS I NEVER THOUGHT THAT WAS POSSIBLE WITH SMOKING AND THINGS. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE AFFECTS OF SMOKING WERE SO ADVERSE.))
SUPER=01-Emily Martin/Chatham High School Jr.; :00
SUPER=01-Andrae Millner/GW High School Jr.; :06
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VO-NAT


The students will present their findings to the public November second.
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8Frontier-Museum


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton will be hiring a new executive director.
The man who's held the job for 11 years, Walter (Higher) Hayer, resigned yesterday, apparently under some pressure from the board of trustees.
A spokesman says after a job review in June, (Higher) Hayer was told he would be evaluated again in a few months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


Hayer will continue to do budget and other work for the museum until February.
The director of operations, Sue Hanson, will become the acting director.
The museum includes several living history exhibits, including working farms from the 18th and 19th century Europe and America.
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8RFD


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=None


Rural Free Delivery has been in place for 100 years.
And as Scott Prince reports, there are some who still remember the way it was.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=@Scott2; :32
SUPER=01-Debbie McAlister/Moneta Post Office; :42
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OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7.


((Nelson and Bernice Jones got a very special delivery from the Moneta Post Office.
It wasn't a letter, or a package, it was more like... childhood memories.
Letter carriers spent part of the day delivering the mail in a mule driven carriage-- the way it was done years and years ago.
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IN Q=They rode

((NELSON JONES: THEY RODE HORSES ALL THE TIME.)) BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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((JONES: AW YEAH IT BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES. ))
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Postal Workers across the country are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rural Free Delivery, a service which still has plenty of importance today.
This is just one of 57- thousand remote postal routes in the U- S... and the century old program continues to serve more than 25- million customers, six days a week.
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IN Q=And another

((DEBBIE MCALISTER/MONETA POST OFFICE: AND ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT WOULD BE THAT THE ROAD SYSTEM-- THE AMERICAN HIGHWAYS DUE TO THE NECESSITY TO HAVE THE MAIL DELIVERED. ))
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OUT Q=delivered


It took these letter carriers an hour and half to ride about 2 miles.
Obviously the mail was a little late, but for once, no one seemed to care.
In fact some residents stood outside their homes and took pictures.
Nelson and Bernice Jones didn't need to.
For them, this was not a gimmick.
This was a trip back through time... a time they've already treasured for nearly a century.
Scott Prince, News- 7. ))

8WEATHER


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NEWSCAST=morn
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SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Sunny/Skies/60-63/Clear & Cold/Freeze Warning/36-39;



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One school note: Smyth County schools are going two hours late this morning due to heating problems.

Expect sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the low 60s. Tonight, the cold temperatures move in with lows in the 30s. Freeze and frost warnings are More sunshine expected on Saturday with afternoon temperatures in the 60s. scattered throughout Southwest Virginia and the Greenbrier Valley for tonight.