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7Fatal-Ax


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TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A man ran his truck off the road yesterday-- apparently after having a fatal heart attack.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


State police say a truck ran off the exit ramp at Orange Avenue and Interstate- 581 in Roanoke around lunchtime.
The truck went into the median and struck a concrete drain.
40 year- old Benny Joe Brant was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passing motorist called in the accident, and police went to check it out.
They did not see it the first time around. Only after checking a few minutes later did they find it.
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7Bailey


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TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=va supreme court


A woman who says she was fired from her job because she was pregnant is putting Virginia's sexual discrimination laws to the test before the state Supreme Court.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Lisa Bailey lost her job in 19-94 at Cloverdale's Scott-Gallaher Incorporated equipment rental company.
She says she missed 11 weeks of work during her pregnancy on doctor's orders.
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SOTN 11:48:02
IN Q=And I said

((AND I SAID, YOU KNOW, WHEN DO YOU WANT ME TO COME BACK TO WORK? SHOULD I COME BACK TO WORK ON A MONDAY? SHOULD I COME BACK WHEN THE PAY PERIOD STARTS? AND HE BASICALLY TOLD ME THAT I DID NOT HAVE A JOB ANY LONGER, THAT I WAS NO LONGER DEPENDABLE BECAUSE I HAD A CHILD. THAT IF MY DAUGHTER WAS TO GET SICK HE WOULD HAVE TO LET ME LEAVE AND HE NEEDED SOMEBODY MORE DEPENDABLE TO DO THE JOB. AND THAT MY PLACE WAS AT HOME.))
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The company denies her allegations.
But the Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on whether anti-discrimination laws apply -- NOT the merits of Bailey's case.
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SOT 11:53:27
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((CLINTON MORSE/SCOTT-GALLAHER, INC. ATTORNEY: WE HAVE TO GO BY THE LAWS AS DRAFTED BY OUR LEGISLATURE. IT'S NOT THAT I'M AGAINST WOMEN BEING PROTECTED WITH RESPECT TO PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH. IT'S JUST THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE LAWS AS THEY'RE CURRENTLY WRITTEN.))
SUPER=01-Clinton Morse/Scott-Gallaher, Inc. Attorney;
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OUT Q=currently written.
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A decision is expected in several weeks.
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7Jordan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=NONE


Halloween night in downtown Roanoke included a free concert for R and B music fans.
The main draw of the event was hip hop singer Montell Jordan.
Jay Moore has the highlights.
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(( Most people know him by his first single "This is How We Do It."
Montell Jordan not only packed the area around the First Union Tower, but people were also standing in the street.
The six- foot, eight inch performer attributes his success to Roanoke and Lynchburg radio stations.
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SOT 5:18:49
IN Q=A lot of places

((MONTELL JORDAN: A LOT OF PLACES IN VIRGINIA WERE THE FIRST TO START PLAYING MY RECORDS WHEN THE REST OF THE NATION NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES WERE SLOWLY GETTING ON BOARD. I HAD STATIONS THAT WERE GETTING ON BOARD. I HAD STATIONS THAT WERE HERE THAT WERE PLAYING MY MUSIC OFF THE HOOK ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. ))
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Fans of all ages attended...all looking to have a good time.
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SOT 7:00:22
IN Q=For one thing

((TERRY LEWIS: FOR ONE, IT BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER. THERE IS NO RACE BARRIERS. ALL THE ADULTS GET TO MINGLE WITH THE CHILDREN WE JUST HAVE A BALL. ))
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Jordan says he likes performing for events like this because it offers a good environment for children.
He accepts the fact he has a lot of influence over kids because of his popularity.
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IN Q=I know it's not

((JORDAN: I KNOW IT'S NOT OUR JOB TO TRY TO RAISE SOMEONE'S FAMILY OR RAISE THEIR KIDS BUT I THINK WE'RE VERY INFLUENTIAL) PEOPLE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY WHEN WE CAN.)
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Jordan has just released his second album.
And while music is a big part of his life now..he hopes to put it on the backburner one day to fulfil his aspiration of going to law school.
Jay Moore News 7 Roanoke.))

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Turning now to the forecast,
Temperatures will be dropping throughout the day as a cold front passes.
Tonight it'll be cloudy with rain. Lows will be in the mid to upper 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS ! 11/3/96
Sunday:

SUPER=130-11/April Sigmon/Glade Hill;



SUPER=130-71/Robert Brooks/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-8/Kevin Powell/Natural Bridge Station;



SUPER=130-16/Brian McKay/Salem;



SUPER=130-7/Brittany Boothe/Blue Ridge;


Monday:

SUPER=130-/Nicole Clayton/Bedford;



SUPER=130-51/Wayne Pagans/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-15/Rinarta Blakely/Covington;



SUPER=130-10/Crystal Carlisle/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Joshua Spencer/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Jack McCall/Pembroke;



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55Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


For those concerned about the Legionnaires oubreak in the New River Valley, experts say their are some simple precautions you can take at home.
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VO-NAT


Common household sources of the Legionella bacteria include humidifiers and humidification systems connected with central air-conditioners.
Even hot water heaters offer a breeding ground.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR HOT WATER HEATER AT ABOUT 122 DEGREES OR ABOVE TO PREVENT THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA IN THAT
HOT WATER HEATER.SOT 23:32:03HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEMS, ROOM HUMIDIFIERS,

COOL-MIST AND HOT-MIST HUMIDIFIERS, PEOPLE NEED TO DISINFECT AND CLEAN THESE ON A ROUTINE BASIS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
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VO-NAT


Hershey stresses those most at risk are middle-aged to older men who are heavy drinkers or smokers, and people with chronic illnesses.
The number of confirmed Legionnaires cases stands at 13.
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55Carilion


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Carilion


It's something that's been blown out of proportion.
That's what hospital officials at Carilion's Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals say about Wednesday's bed shortage that sent patients to other hospitals.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Carilion Health Systems says only seven patients were diverted, representing 3-percent of the patients seen in the Roanoke Hospital emergency rooms for the day.
It happens during the busiest times in the emergency rooms.
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SOT 14:17:40
IN Q=We will care for

((DR. RICHARD SURRUSCO: WE WILL CARE FOR YOU AT THE FACILITIES WHERE WE CAN AND WE WILL INSURE THAT IF WE CAN'T MEET YOUR NEEDS WE WILL TRANSPORT YOU TO A FACILITY THAT CAN.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Surrusco/Carilion Medical Director;
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Carilion officials say diversion happens about six times a year and every hospital in the area has done it in the past.
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55VA-Water


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GRAPHIC=water quality


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has issued a report challenging a state finding on clean water.
The Department of Environmental Quality said 95 percent of Virginia's 29-thousand miles of monitored waterways meet clean water standards.
But the environmental group said the state does not monitor 40 percent of its waters.
A foundation report said Virginia waterways remain at risk from pollution. It said 65 percent of the river miles monitored by the D-E-Q fail to fully support the U-S Clean Water Act's goal of "fishable" and "swimmable" waters.

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Turning now to the forecast,
Temperatures will be dropping throughout the day as a cold front passes.
Tonight it'll be cloudy with rain. Lows will be in the mid to upper 30s. copen
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8Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


John Warner still holds a commanding lead in his contest for election according to the latest poll numbers.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


But he's NOT playing the role quietly.
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SOT 14:06:56
IN Q=If he

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: IF HE THROWS HIS MONEY AROUND LIKE THIS IN A CAMPAIGN. WHAT WOULD HE DO WITH YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS IF HE EVER GOT TO WASHINGTON IN ANY POSITION? HE'S NOT GOING TO MAKE IT TO THE SENATE. BUT I GUESS HE'S HELL BENT ON TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.))
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That's about Mark Warner's nine million dollar personal contribution to his own campaign.
John Warner appeared yesterday with Governor George Allen to comment on the NEWS 7-Mason Dixon poll numbers. begin pre-pro
The numbers show the Republican with 52-percent support, Democrat Mark Warner with 37-percent, and 11-percent still undecided. end pre-pro
Mark Warner's campaign said yesterday its internal poll numbers show a much tighter race.
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SOT 14:05:32
IN Q=Well I

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: WELL I THINK HE BETTER BUY MASON DIXON. I MEAN HE'S OUT TRYING TO BUY EVERYTHING ELSE...14:05:49 WHAT ELSE CAN THE MAN SAY? IT'S HALLOWEEN, AND THIS IS HIS IDEA OF A TRICK-OR-TREAT.))
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A spokesman for Mark Warner says his candidate is a businessman who understands the value of a dollar -- NOT a career politician. Take Fullscreen Home Page Address
The Mason Dixon poll results can be found on W-D-B-J's home page--the address is W-W-W dot W-D-B-J 7 dot com.

8Justice-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


After a year of wrangling officials will soon decide who owns Roanoke's Justice House.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1995;


Last October, dozens of low- income families lost electricity and water.
They were eventually forced out of the apartment building because the city deemed it unsafe.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Yesterday morning at a court hearing, members of the the Mennonite Board of Missions said they thought the property had been sold to co- founder David Hayden and Justice House tenants.
But that deal was never finalized because the deed was never signed.
None-the-less, Hayden thought he left Justice House in the hands of Roanoke Area Ministries.
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SOT 12:14:44
IN Q=The discussion

((DAVID HAYDEN/JUSTICE HOUSE CO- FOUNDER: THE DISCUSSION WAS WITH R.A.M. AND THEY WERE TO OFFER A SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR THE WORK. I ACTUALLY SIGNED A WRITTEN AGREEMENT WITH THEM THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE MY PRESENCE THERE AT THEIR REQUEST. THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND ABOUT THAT AND THE BUILDING CLOSED DOWN. ))
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VO-NAT


An ownership decision is expected in a few weeks.
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8Bombers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=NONE


Few airplanes command an audience when they come to town, but yesterday a crowd was waiting as two vintage warplanes arrived at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A B-17 flying fortress and a B-24 liberator circled Woodrum Field and touched down around four o'clock.
If the planes were a few minutes behind schedule, it did not matter to the men and women who were waiting to see them up close.
Some were veterans who had stories to tell.
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IN Q=You lost a lot of friends

((YOU LOST A LOT OF FRIENDS AND YOU CRY FOR THEM. THE BOY FROM VINTON OVER HERE, DALLAS D. MOODY. HE WAS LOST ON THE 26TH OF OCTOBER ON ONE OF HIS FIRST MISSIONS ON TAKE-OFF AND THEY WERE OVERLOADED.))
SUPER=01-Walter Philpott/B-24 Crew Member;
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VO-NAT


Walter Philpott, Dick Finch, and Ramsey Rowland (ROE-land) all flew B- 24s during World War Two.
Of the 18- thousand B- 24s that were built, the Liberator in Roanoke is the only one still flying.
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IN Q=It's a big privilege

((JAMES SHEEHAN/PILOT: IT'S A BIG PRIVILEGE FOR US TO GET TO FLY THESE. THERE ARE SO FEW OF THEM LEFT.)) ((STEVE MCDEVITT/CO-PILOT: I FLY A DC-10 FOR CONTINENTAL. IT PAYS THE MORTGAGE, BUT I DO THIS FOR FUN AND IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO GET A CHANCE TO FLY SOMETHING LIKE THIS THAT IS A PIECE OF HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-James Sheehan/Pilot; :00 quick
SUPER=01-Steve McDevitt/Co-Pilot; :06
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OUT Q=a piece of history.
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The airplanes will be open to the public today from 8:30 to 5:00, and again on Saturday from 8:30 to 1:00. The admission charge is seven dollars for adults and three dollars for children.
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Turning now to the forecast, Tonight it'll be cloudy with rain. Lows will be in the mid to upper 30s. Temperatures will be dropping throughout the day as a cold front passes.