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7Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


New River Valley Health Officials say the Legionnaire's disease outbreak is over.
They point to a hot tub at the Christiansburg Lowe's store as the likely source of the 16 cases in the region.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Of the 15 cases
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Valley Health District; :00
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :10
SUPER=01-David Oliver/Lowe's Community Relations Director ; :32
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:14
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=home hot tub use.
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SOT 6:44:15

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: OF THE 15 CASES INCLUDED IN THE COMPARATIVE STUDY, 14 OR 93 PERCENT HAD BEEN TO THE LOWES STORE PRIOR TO DEVELOPING ILLNESS. ))
RUNS=:09


Of those 14 patients, 10 recalled at least walking by the hot tub in question.
Health officials investigated numerous possible sources, but narrowed it down even more when DNA from bacteria in the tub's filter matched cultures taken from a Legionnaires patient.
The tub was dismantled in the second week of October...and Lowes is permanently draining tubs at all of its more than 300 stores.
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SOT 7:52:50

((DAVID OLIVER/LOWES COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIR.: IN LIGHT OF WHAT THE C.D.C. AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE RECOMMENDING AT THIS POINT BASED ON THE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, WE BELIEVE THAT IT'S OUR BEST INTERESTS, AND THE BEST PRECAUTION IS TO GET RID OF WATER OUR OF THE SPA SYSTEMS IN OUR STORES. ))
RUNS=:13


Hershey says he expects the Centers for Disease Control to take further steps to help prevent hot tubs from causing similar outbreaks in the future.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:51:50

((I THINK IT'S GONNA BE PRUDENT AT THIS POINT IN TIME FOR CDC AND MANUFACTURERS OF TUBS AND SPAS AND WHIRLPOOLS TO LOOK AT DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR DISPLAY WHIRLPOOLS AND SPAS AND TUBS, AS WELL AS FOR HOME HOT TUB USE. ))
RUNS=:20


Hershey stresses there's no risk from this Lowes store now. He adds that since the incubation period for Legionnaires is two to 10 days, anyone who may have been exposed but did not get sick may rest assured they did not contract the disease. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Christiansburg.))

7Hot-Tubs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires Disease


One hot tub dealer says the disease can be avoided by following sanitation procedures.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A spa should be properly sanitized with chlorine or bromine (bro-mean).
These chemicals kill bacteria and keep the water clean.
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SOT 15:12:14
IN Q=Regular routine should

((BILL MAAS/WATERWORKS OF ROANOKE: REGULAR ROUTINE SHOULD BE CHECKING YOUR SPA TWICE A WEEK FOR PH, CHLORINE, OR BROMINE, SHOCKING YOUR SPA ONCE EVERY SEVEN TO 10 WORKING DAYS.))
SUPER=01-Bill Maas/WaterWorks of Roanoke;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=10 working days.
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VO-NAT


For people that have spa bathtubs, Maas suggests periodic shocking, also know as super-chlorinating.
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SOT 15:17:52
IN Q=Just because the

((BILL MAAS/WATERWORKS OF ROANOKE: JUST BECAUSE THE TUB IS EMPTY DOESN'T MEAN THAT BACTERIA ISN'T GROWING IN THE PIPELINES. IT SHOULD BE SHOCKED ONCE A MONTH TO AVOID WHAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in the future.
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VO-NAT


Most pool or spa stores sell kits which can be used to test for these chemicals.
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7Organ-Donors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new national policy on liver transplants is now in effect.
People suffering from chronic liver failure brought on by alcohol and drug abuse will lose their right to be moved to the front of the waiting list.
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Legislators in Virginia are considering changes in state law that would encourage more people to donate their organs.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday members of a General Assembly committee brought their search for solutions to a hearing at Virginia Western Community College.
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IN Q=The main recommendations

((THE MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS WE'LL BE LOOKING AT AND THAT'S THE PROCEDURE WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO IS HOW TO HAVE THE HOSPITALS HAVE THE BEST PROCEDURE POSSIBLE TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM. TALK TO THE POTENTIAL DONORS AND DONORS' FAMILIES. THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE AND ALSO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO SIGN AS DONORS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Mitch Van Yahres/(D) Charlottesville;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=to sign as donors as possible.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


One proposal would require hospitals to call in specially trained counselors, whenever they identify a potential organ donor.

7WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE




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SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the weather forecast--
Expect sunny skies with temperatures in the low 40s.
Tonight-- it'll be clear and cold with lows dipping into the upper teens to low 20s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 11/17/96
Sunday:

SUPER=130-/Thelma Martin/Salem;



SUPER=130-9/Dustin Hughes/Catawba;



SUPER=130-46/Barbara Reynolds/Salem;



SUPER=130-9/Akiah Haywood/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Haley Smith/Narrows;



SUPER=130-7/Drew Smith/Narrows;



SUPER=130-10/Eric Lane/Daleville;



SUPER=130-8/Gregory Capps/Princeton WV;



SUPER=130-60/Charles King/Covington;


Monday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-1st/Donnie & Mona Weeks/Willis;



SUPER=130-40/Fred Thompson/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-9/Drew Alderman/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-9/Nigel Norman/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-6/Jaqwan Biggs/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-9/Shameka Calloway/Sutherlin;



SUPER=130-3/Avery Dalton/Wytheville;



SUPER=130-45/Jimmy Hoyle/Bassett;



SUPER=130-/Steve Dalton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Quayshawn Waldron/Salem;



SUPER=130-15/Lori Douthat/Pearisburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-45th/Tap & Edna Weddle/Floyd;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-96/Kate Duff/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-/Debbie Childress/Gladstone;



SUPER=130-/Kay Adams/Madison Heights;



SUPER=130-/H.T. Jennings/Madison Heights;



SUPER=130-/Jean Wilmer/Bluefield;



SUPER=130-/Annie Waldron/Salem;

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55lowes


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


An outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the New River Valley appears to be over.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


After 16 cases, including one death, investigators believe they have pinpointed the source of the disease, a hot at a Lowes store in Christiansburg.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: OF THE 15 CASES INCLUDED IN THE COMPARATIVE STUDY, 14 OR 93 PERCENT HAD BEEN TO THE LOWES STORE PRIOR TO DEVELOPING ILLNESS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Valley Health District;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q= developing the illness.
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VO-NAT


Of those 14 patients, 10 recalled at least walking by the hot tub in question.
D-N-A from bacteria in the tub's filter matched cultures taken from a Legionnaires patient.
The tub was dismantled in the second week of October...and Lowes is permanently draining tubs at all of its stores.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DAVID OLIVER/LOWES COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIR.: IN LIGHT OF WHAT THE C.D.C. AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE RECOMMENDING AT THIS POINT BASED ON THE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, WE BELIEVE THAT IT'S OUR BEST INTERESTS, AND THE BEST PRECAUTION IS TO GET RID OF WATER OUR OF THE SPA SYSTEMS IN OUR STORES. ))
SUPER=01-David Oliver/Lowe's Community Relations Director;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in our stores.
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VO-NAT


Health officials anyone who may have been exposed, but did not get sick, should be safe.
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55Obremski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-32
GRAPHIC=obremski


Another stiff sentence has been handed to Michael Obremski... the man who made threatening phone calls to a number of young girls in the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Obremski was sentenced in Botetourt County, where he received 16 years behind bars.
That's in addition to the 15- and- a half- years he received in Roanoke County.
Just last month, Obremski pleaded guilty to similar charges in Roanoke City... and admitted to being the Raleigh Court stalker.
He faces 45 more years in prison for those charges.
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55Shell-Building


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


A number of new jobs are coming to the southside.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


That's because an Ohio Company has agreed to locate in Danville.
Diebold (DEE-bold) Incorporated is planning to move into a shell building at the Airside Industrial Park.
The Danville plant will manufacture parts used to make automated teller machines or ATM's.
It expects to employ 300- people.
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SOT
IN Q=I think

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE MAYOR:I THINK WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS GREAT NEWS AND THIS IS HOW I BELIEVE WE KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE IN DANVILLE, IF WE PROVIDE JOBS WHEN THEY ARE THROUGH SCHOOL AND READY TO GO TO WORK, IF WE CAN PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYMENT FOR THESE WE WILL MAKE DANVILLE YOUNG AND MORE PROSPEROUS AND THAT'S MY CONSTANT THEME. ))
SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Danville Mayor;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=constant theme.
Talent=Melanie
SS=hold


Diebold (DEE-bold) hopes to begin operating in the spring.

55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE




SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Sunny/Breezy/40-44/Clear/Cold/18-22;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the weather forecast--
Expect sunny skies with temperatures in the low 40s.
Tonight-- it'll be clear and cold with lows dipping into the upper teens to low 20s. cutopen
SUPER=@Melanie1;


8Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


16 cases of Legionnaire's disease and one death had health officials scrambling in the New River Valley.
But now, they say they've pinpointed the cause of the problem.
Tracy Altizer reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Of the 15 cases
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Valley Health District; :00
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :10
SUPER=01-David Oliver/Lowe's Community Relations Director ; :32
SUPER=@Tracy2; 1:14
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=home hot tub use.
(( (/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:44:15

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: OF THE 15 CASES INCLUDED IN THE COMPARATIVE STUDY, 14 OR 93 PERCENT HAD BEEN TO THE LOWES STORE PRIOR TO DEVELOPING ILLNESS. ))
RUNS=:09


Of those 14 patients, 10 recalled at least walking by the hot tub in question.
Health officials investigated numerous possible sources, but narrowed it down even more when DNA from bacteria in the tub's filter matched cultures taken from a Legionnaires patient.
The tub was dismantled in the second week of October...and Lowes is permanently draining tubs at all of its more than 300 stores.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:52:50

((DAVID OLIVER/LOWES COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIR.: IN LIGHT OF WHAT THE C.D.C. AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE RECOMMENDING AT THIS POINT BASED ON THE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, WE BELIEVE THAT IT'S OUR BEST INTERESTS, AND THE BEST PRECAUTION IS TO GET RID OF WATER OUR OF THE SPA SYSTEMS IN OUR STORES. ))
RUNS=:13


Hershey says he expects the Centers for Disease Control to take further steps to help prevent hot tubs from causing similar outbreaks in the future.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:51:50

((I THINK IT'S GONNA BE PRUDENT AT THIS POINT IN TIME FOR CDC AND MANUFACTURERS OF TUBS AND SPAS AND WHIRLPOOLS TO LOOK AT DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR DISPLAY WHIRLPOOLS AND SPAS AND TUBS, AS WELL AS FOR HOME HOT TUB USE. ))
RUNS=:20


Hershey stresses there's no risk from this Lowes store now. He adds that since the incubation period for Legionnaires is two to 10 days, anyone who may have been exposed but did not get sick may rest assured they did not contract the disease. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Christiansburg.))

8Hot-Tubs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires Disease


A local hot tub dealer says the disease can be avoided if spa owners maintain proper sanitation levels for their hot tubs.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A spa should be properly sanitized with chlorine or bromine (bro-mean).
These chemicals kill bacteria and keep the water clean.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:12:14
IN Q=Regular routine should

((BILL MAAS/WATERWORKS OF ROANOKE: REGULAR ROUTINE SHOULD BE CHECKING YOUR SPA TWICE A WEEK FOR PH, CHLORINE, OR BROMINE, SHOCKING YOUR SPA ONCE EVERY SEVEN TO 10 WORKING DAYS.))
SUPER=01-Bill Maas/WaterWorks of Roanoke;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=10 working days.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


For people that have spa bathtubs, Maas suggests periodic shocking, also know as super-chlorinating.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:17:52
IN Q=Just because the

((BILL MAAS/WATERWORKS OF ROANOKE: JUST BECAUSE THE TUB IS EMPTY DOESN'T MEAN THAT BACTERIA ISN'T GROWING IN THE PIPELINES. IT SHOULD BE SHOCKED ONCE A MONTH TO AVOID WHAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in the future.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Most pool or spa stores sell kits which can be used to test for these chemicals.
(----------------)



8Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=rail merger


The bidding war for Conrail has now become a war of words.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In a release yesterday, Norfolk Southern accuses the merger agreement between C-S-X and Conrail of being anti- competitive.
N-S claims if the deal goes through, 64 cities served by two railroads would only have one.
N-S adds if IT were to merge with Conrail, competitive rail service would be preserved.
C-S-X could not be reached for comment.
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8Altavista-Mail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A mail carrier in Altavista has been officially charged with stealing money from the letters in his mail bag.
A federal grand jury says the 39- year- old Mark C. Osborne took 11-dollars from one woman's mail in Altavista, plus five dollars each, -from two women in Hartwood ...all on the same day: September 24th.
Osborne is also accused of delaying or making off with more than 10-thousand pieces of mail over the past two years.

8WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE




SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Sunny/Breezy/40-44/Clear/Cold/18-22;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Turning now to the weather forecast--
Expect sunny skies with temperatures in the low 40s. low 20s. Tonight-- it'll be clear and cold with lows dipping into the upper teens to