06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Pickets are up at two key General Motors plants, as contract talks continue with the U-A-W.
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And Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist church joins the Southern Baptist Convention.

GM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gm


General Motors workers are walking off the job and on to the picket line.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN;


Last night the United Auto Workers Union called for strikes at plants in Janesville, Wisconsin and Indianapolis.
The move boosts pressure on G-M, which today continues contract talks with the U-A-W.
One hot-button issue still unresolved, job security for workers at a dozen auto-parts plants.
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Ultralight


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A Waynesborough man was killed when his single-seat ultralight plane crashed into a wooded area in Augusta County.
48- year- old William Donaldson crashed yesterday about an hour after he took off.
State police said Federal Aviation Administration officials will investigate the crash. But the apparent cause was engine failure.

Falwell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=jerry falwell


The Reverend Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church is no longer independent.
Falwell has quietly tied his 20- thousand- member church in Lynchburg to the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country.
The link is the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.
Falwell has started sending money to the state group, which contributes to the national denomination.
The Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia was formed last month by Baptists who contend that the rival Baptist General Association of Virginia is too liberal.



Embezzlement


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


A woman charged in August with 54 counts of embezzlement made her first appearance in court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Jenna Drum, also known as Annie Jane (HOE-bratch) Hobratsch, is accused of embezzling more than 125 thousand dollars from Groggins Plastics.
She was indicted back in August but was not arrested until Monday.
That's because (HOE-bratch) Hobratsch had been a patient at a mental health hospital in Petersburg for the past two- and- a half months.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SHE'LL BE EVALUATED LOCALLY TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT AN INSANITY DEFENSE IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO, AND WHETHER SHE'S CAPABLE OF STANDING TRIAL.))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
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OUT Q=standing trial
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VO-NAT


Branscom says the mental evaluation will be conducted during the coming weeks.
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Lag-Pay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia's state workers may be getting one fewer pay check next year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday Night;


Governor George Allen plans to take his case for "lag pay" directly to state workers in the next two weeks.
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SOT 04:12:29
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((WE MET WITH DELEGATE CRANWELL AND OTHER LEADERS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. AND WE SAID "LET'S TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME CONSENSUS ON THIS ISSUE, SOME WAY THAT WE CAN FIX IT." THE MEETING WAS NOT NECESSARILY PRODUCTIVE IN THAT THERE WAS NO CONSENSUS REACHED. SO THE GOVERNOR IS STILL COMMITTED TO MOVING FORWARD WITH SOME PLAN THAT FIXES THE PROBLEM FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman;
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OUT Q=state employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Governor's "lag pay" scheme would allow actual time worked and sick leave to show up in paychecks -- as most private sector payrolls operate.
As the General Assembly passed the plan this year, it would mean pay day would roll forward gradually in 19-97.
State workers would eventually get one fewer paycheck.
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Georgia-Pacific


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


A South Boston Plant is closing up shop, leaving close to 100 employees jobless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The company let workers know yesterday morning.
It blames market conditions and higher customer expectations.
Georgia Pacific also attributes the plant's age to its decision.
The South Boston facility was built in 19-60.
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SOT
IN Q=We are

((MIKE JONES/GEORGIA PACIFIC PLANT MGR.:WE ARE GOING TO REQUIRE THAT, WE HAVE RETAINED 50- OF OUR HOURLY EMPLOYEES TO HELP PROCESS SOME OF THE REMAINING INVENTORY THAT WILL INCLUDE SANDING OF OUR BOARD, OUR PRODUCT, AND PACKAGING AND SHIPPING THAT REMAINING INVENTORY OUT AND TO ASSIST WITH CLOSING, PERMANENTLY CLOSING, THE FACILITY. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Jones/Georgia Pacific Plant Mgr.; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=the facility.
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VO-NAT


The South Boston plant makes particle board for the furniture and industrial marketplace.
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Best


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business closing


And a Richmond- based retailer is closing its doors after 40 years.
Best Products says the two investor groups who planned to keep some stores operating have decided otherwise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

After liquidations, the final stores are expected to close in late February. Best chairman Daniel Levy described the decision as (quote) "the worst downer that you can ever experience in life."
About 55-hundred jobs will be lost.
Best filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, a little over two years after emerging from its first bankruptcy reorganization.
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Hospital-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Carilion


A union may be just the cure for nurses from the region's largest health care system.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Union representatives are meeting with nurses from Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospital.
SUPER=@File;


They say a major reorganization by the hospital's parent company, the Carilion Health System, has the nurses worried about patient care.
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SOT 11:50:01
IN Q=Certain actions

((KATHERINE KANY/AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION: CERTAIN ACTIONS THAT REALLY NEED TO BE CARRIED OUT BY A REGISTERED NURSE, SOMEBODY WHO'S CAPABLE OF MAKING AN ASSESSMENT AND FOLLOWING UP ON THE DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE, ARE ACTUALLY BEING ASSIGNED TO UNLICENSED PEOPLE WHO'VE HAD MINIMAL TRAINING AND WHO REALLY ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO BE ABLE TO DO THESE KINDS OF THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Katherine Kany/American Nurses Association;
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OUT Q=of things.
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VO-NAT


Officials with Carilion say quality patient care is the number one priority, and they maintain a union interfering with the delivery of health services is contrary to the best environment for employees and patients.
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Premier


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=None


One of the largest banks based in our area plans to merge with a competitor headquartered in northern Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Premier Bankshares has agreed to join forces with First Virginia Banks in a stock- swap deal valued at roughly 160- million- dollars.
Premier is based in Bluefield.
It has 36 branches in 12 southwest Virginia counties.
Premier expects the merger with First Virginia will not have a major effect on its 403 employees.
A spokesperson did not know if it will result in any branch closings.
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Smoking-Ban


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-91)
GRAPHIC=No Smoking


So far, so good for the smoking ban at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Management says smokers have complied with the new regulation during this season's home hockey games.
But they say next week's Garth Brooks concert will be the true test.
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SOT 21:16:30
IN Q=Of course, we've

((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER ASST. MGR.: OF COURSE, WE'VE GOT TWO DATES FOR GARTH BROOKS NEXT WEEK, WHICH WE'LL GET A REAL TEST WITH 10- THOUSAND PLUS PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING EACH NIGHT. SO, THAT'LL HELP US TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO COPE WITH THE REALLY LARGE CROWD. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Asst. Mgr.;
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OUT Q=really large crowd
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VO-NAT


Some smokers say they're being discriminated against and they suggest a ventilated area inside the civic center for smokers-- but management says that would be too difficult and costly.
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2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Frustrated over the pace of contract talks, union workers walk off the job at two key General Motors plants in Indiana and Wisconsin.
G-M and U-A-W talks are set to resume later today.
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VO-NAT


Declaring that their party is "committed to full disclosure," Democratic officials have released a list of pre-election contributions.
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And the Yankees' World Series victory was felt in Danville yesterday when three Atlanta Braves fans made good on a their bet with a disc jockey.
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And thats what's making news on this Wednesday October 30th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Wx-Hello


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STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gm


More than seven-thousand United Auto Workers at General Motors plants in Indiana and Wisconsin have walked off the job.
Last night the U-A-W called for the strikes to put pressure on G-M as the two sides continue contract talks.
Rick Blum reports.
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SUPER=03-Janesville, WI; :00
SUPER=01-Terrie Domoe/Worker; :24
SUPER=01-Terry Meyer/Worker; :53
SUPER=01-Rick Blum/Reporting; 1:04 (SU)
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PLANE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Trouble on the runway for a Delta jet coming into Atlanta last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;

4:07:08
Flight 1-0-9 coming from Barcelona, Spain blew at least one tire on landing.
A condition known as hot brakes may have caused the blowout.
The plane landed safely and no one was injured.
But passengers had to leave the plane while it was still on the runway, and that blocked that inbound path for about two hours while the plane was being repaired.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Simpson;


A key witness takes the stand today at the O-J Simpson wrongful- death civil suit.
Now retired detective Tom Lange was one of the lead investigators in the Brown- Goldman murder investigation.
His partner, Philip Vannater, may also testify.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Yesterday Detective Ron Philips, Mark Fuhrman's former boss, took the stand.
His testimony refutes the criminal defense claim that Fuhrman picked up a glove at the murder scene then planted it at O-J's estate.
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YANKEES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=yankees


They may still be finding confetti on the streets of New York City this morning.
A seemingly endless flow of paper fell yesterday from windows and rooftops, as big apple fans saluted their world series champs.
Lee Cowan has more on yesterday's ticker- tape parade.
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SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; 1:04
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:19 (no SU)
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CAMPAIGN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


The democrats are changing directions and have now released a list of last minute campaign contributors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The party chairman said yesterday an earlier refusal to file the list was a mistake.
Top Republicans charge the White House has something to hide perhaps illegal, foreign-linked, campaign contributions.
SUPER=03-Columbus, OH;


President Clinton is steering clear of the fund-raising ethics issue.
In Columbus, Ohio yesterday the President turned his attention instead to hecklers who cheered Dole and Kemp.
Mr. Clinton campaigns today in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Denver and Phoenix.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


And after a four day swing through California and a one day stop in Colorado, Bob Dole heads east today for a campaign appearance in Tennessee.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=James Gilmore


Jim Gilmore says enforcers of the law should have the same rights as those who BREAK those law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The state attorney general was in the Star City yesterday, urging support for two amendments that'll be on the November fifth ballot.
One is the proposed Commonwealth's Right of Appeal, which would enable prosecutors or police to appeal cases to the state Supreme Court.
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IN Q=If the criminal's

((JIM GILMORE/STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL: IF THE CRIMINAL'S CONVICTED, AND HE APPEALS HIS CASE TO THE INTERMEDIATE APPEALS COURT AND THEY UPHOLD THE VERDICT, HE HAS THE RIGHTS TO APPEAL HIS CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA. BUT WE DO NOT HAVE THAT RIGHT. ))
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OUT Q=do not have that right
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VO-NAT


Also on the ballot- you'll see the Victim's Bill of Rights.
Gilmore says it would ensure that proper bail is set for criminals.
It would also give victims the right to restitution.
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Western-Sizzlin'


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-89
GRAPHIC=Fire


A popular Alleghany County restaurant was gutted by fire yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


The Western Sizzlin' on Valley Ridge Road near Covington, started burning about 11:30, just before lunch-hour.
Employees say they think it started as a grease fire in the kitchen, eventually spreading throughout the restaurant.
Everyone got out alright. 35 people used to work here- but they say it was more than a job.
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SOT 17:28:21
IN Q=we're like a big

((KAREN GRAHAM/MANAGER; WE'RE LIKE A BIG FAMILY AND WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND MOST OF US ARE HERE 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 HOURS A WEEK TOGETHER, AND IT'S JUST... IT'S TOUGH YOU KNOW. IT'S LIKE WE LOST OUR PERSONAL HOME.))
SUPER=01-Karen Graham/Manager
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OUT Q=our personal home
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VO-NAT


Graham says she's just grateful nobody was hurt.
The owner of the building says the damage could approach a half million dollars.
If he decides to rebuild, the employees will still be out of work for 3 to 4 months.
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Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Blacksburg police say there may be charges in connection with a brawl at Virginia Tech two months ago
They say they have enough evidence. Two track team members say some football players beat them up outside Squires Student Center.
While they accused some football players, neither they nor police have publicly stated names.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Police say they've questioned about 100 people, and will take the case to a Montgomery County grand jury next Wednesday.
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SOT 7:50:45
IN Q=

((LT. BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE: WE'RE GONNA PRESENT THE CASE TO THE GRAND JURY AND WE EXPECT CERTAIN INDICTMENTS TO COME DOWN. WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION RIGHT NOW TO TALK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF CHARGES AND WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION RIGHT NOW TO TALK ABOUT SUSPECTS' NAMES. ))
SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=suspects' names.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=hold


Bradbery says possible charges could include assault or malicious wounding.
He would not say whether any Tech football players are among the suspects.

Stallins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Penny Stallins


A former amateur golf champ will know in December whether she'll spend time in prison for buying illegal drugs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


45- year- old Penny Stallins pled no contest to charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
In June, she bought drugs from a police informant... and recently told the court she had been an addict for 10 years.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Stallins drew local acclaim for winning area golf tournaments... and until recently, she made her living as a gym teacher in the Salem School System.
She could spend a maximum of 40 years behind bars.
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No-Smoking


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=No Smoking


So far, the Roanoke Civic Center's recent smoking ban has not ignited much controversy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Managers say people are abiding by the new regulation, which took effect October 10th.
They say many are happy the air has been cleared.
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SOT 21:14:51
IN Q=We've had very little

((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER ASST. MGR.: WE'VE HAD VERY LITTLE COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, MOST PEOPLE THAT HAVE COMMENTED HAVE SAID, "THANKS, WE'RE REALLY GLAD YOU'RE DOING THIS, EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO SMOKE HAVE SAID, "WE UNDERSTAND, THAT'S COOL." ))
SOT 20:59:47

((MIKE NICHOLS/SMOKER: LAST YEAR, THERE WERE A FEW OPPORTUNITIES THAT EVERYONE GOT A CHANCE, INCLUDING SMOKERS TO FIND THAT HAZE, IF YOU WILL, IN THE HALLWAYS. AND I JUST THINK IT MAKES CLEANER AIR FOR EVERYONE. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Asst. Mgr.;
SUPER=01-Mike Nichols/Smoker;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=CLEANER AIR FOR EVERYONE
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VO-NAT


But other smokers say they're being discriminated against because they have to go outside to light up.
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SOT 20:58:20
IN Q=I don't think

((STEPHANI REYNOLDS/SMOKER: I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR TO THE PEOPLE WHO DO SMOKE. IT'S STILL A RIGHT THAT WE ALL HAVE, AND THEY'RE GOING TO FORCE US TO COME OUT HERE DURING THE WINDER WHEN IT'S 10 DEGREES OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW, AND I THINK THEY SHOULD ACCOMMODATE THE PEOPLE WHO DO CHOOSE TO SMOKE. ))
SUPER=01-Stephani Reynolds/Smoker;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=do choose to smoke
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VO-NAT


Some smokers suggested a ventilated area inside the civic center for smokers-- but management says that would be too difficult and costly.
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Danville-Bet


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=none


The '96 World Series may be over, but a Danville disc jockey who backed the Yankees is just getting around to collecting on his bet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


For thirty minutes this morning, three Atlanta Braves fans paraded in front of the Danville Post Office wearing a diaper.
On Friday, the men waged a bet with W-B-T-M disc jockey Alex Vardavas.
Both sides agreed to humiliate themselves in a public place by acknowledging their team had been whipped.
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IN Q=Alex

((BILL GARRETT/ATLANTA BRAVES FAN:ALEX HAS BEEN GREAT, UNFORTUNATELY, WE JUST ENDED UP ON THE LOSING SIDE INSTEAD OF THE WINNING SIDE BECAUSE WE WERE HOPING TO GET HIM OUT HERE DOING THIS INSTEAD OF THE THREE OF US. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Garrett/Atlanta Braves Fan; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=of us.
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VO-NAT


The men may have lost their pride, but they did profit from the stunt.
Vardavas agreed to pay each one- hundred dollars for going through with it.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=RICK MAST


In sports last night, Rick Mast was entertaining the Roanoke Valley sports club at the House That Harveycutter built.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


Mast charmed the membership with a number of colorful stories from his racing career.
He also tabbed Terry Labonte as his pick to hold off Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett to win this year's driving championship.
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((RICK MAST/DRIVER - HOOTERS PONTIAC:))
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Driver - Hooters Pontiac; :00
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OUT Q=...DRIVING STYLE."
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Mast says many of the drivers are not pulling for Gordon because they are just plain jealous of the 24- year- old phenom.
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((RICK MAST:))
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