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7airborne-crash


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TAPE#96-92
SS=airborne crash


Another investigation into the crash of an airborne Express Cargo plane that crashed sunday night into a Giles County mountainside.
This investigation is by the Triad International Maintenance corporation-- the company that was overhauling the plane.
The plane reportedly had experienced trouble Saturday, forcing pilots to scrap a test run-- one day before the deadly crash near Narrows.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


A Greensboro television station reports trouble with the hydraulic system caused the plane to drop a mile in altitude, so pilots turned the plane around and returned to North Carolina.
Federal officials say the Airborne Express D-C-Eight was 20 minutes into a maintenance test flight Sunday when it fell into a steep dive.
The pilot reportedly made a distress call just before the crash.
Six people died.
The investigation is scheduled to resume today.
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7Fire


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TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=fire


A Roanoke family was oblivious to a Christmas morning fire in their house, until a passerby let them know about it with a knock on the door.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fire started in the chimney of this house... but it quickly spread to the attic.
Flames started shooting out of the home but apparently the people inside had no idea.
According to emergency officials, someone driving in the neighborhood stopped when they saw the blaze... knocked on the door... and alerted them to the situation.
Everyone inside was able to escape without injury.
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7Trail


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A trail that would run from Virginia to Kentucky is getting help from bikers.
The American Motorcyclist Association says it will give four thousand dollars toward the development of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System.
Two thousand miles of trails in the Appalachian Mountains are included in the plans.
The project is already getting started in southern West Virginia.
The trails will be open to dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, as well as horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers.

7Special-Delivery


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Santa had some help with last minute deliveries yesterday.
Scott Prince reports.
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IN Q=He has
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mark White/U.S. Postal Service; :33
SUPER=07-Debbie Bull; :47 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=@Scott2; :51
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Roanoke County

(( He has white hair and a white beard, and he delivers presents on Christmas.
No, he's not Santa Claus.
But he sure acts like it.
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NAT SOT 10:29:16
IN Q=Merry Christmas

((MERRY CHRISTMAS. OH, THANK YOU. OUR SON HAS BEEN CALLING FROM CALIFORNIA-- THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT-- AND IT CAME!))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it came


Mark White has worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 2 decades... and he's been delivering packages on Christmas Day for 15 years.
He has enough seniority now that he doesn't have to work on the holiday... but he likes doing it.
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SOT 10:33:23
IN Q=It's an

((MARK WHITE/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: IT'S AN ENJOYABLE JOB. YOU'RE OUT MOST OF THE DAY. YOU GET TO MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE AND IT'S VERY ENJOYABLE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=very enjoyable


It's enjoyable for the package recipients too.
After all, who wouldn't be happy about getting more presents on Christmas?
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SOT 11:13:06
IN Q=The mail

((DEBBIE BULL: THE MAIL MAN BROUGHT ME A PACKAGE ON CHRISTMAS DAY. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=believe it


As for the Santa similarities, Mark shrugs them off.
He says he's not trading in his blue uniform for a red suit any time soon.
And he much prefers a postal jeep over a sleigh and eight reindeer.
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SOT 10:38:44
IN Q=Some people

((WHITE: SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY I LOOK THE PART, BUT I JUST TRY TO MAKE THE DELIVERIES. WHEN I DO BRING THEM, I THINK THEY'RE PLEASED. ))
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OUT Q=they're pleased


At least he admits to spreading a little good cheer.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Roanoke County.))

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast
Expect mostly cloudy skies by afternoon with highs around 40.
Tonight we may see scattered light rain or freezing rain.
Lows will be in the lower 30s.
Friday afternoon, we may see some sunhine wtih highs in the Mid 50s.
Saturday and Sunday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Expect highs in the low 50s and overnight lows in the mid 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 12/27/96

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SUPER=130-10/Ashley Brightwell/Salem;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-2/Desiree Evans/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-17/Alicia Fitzgerald/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-40/Shirley Holland/Gretna;


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SUPER=130-81/Lillias Kidd/Bastain;



SUPER=130-/Chris Wilkins/Yorktown;



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SUPER=130-/Wilson & Irene Elliott/Roanoke;



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55airborne-crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-92
SS=airborne crash


Triad International Maintenance Corporation is now launching its own investigation into the crash of an Airborne Express plane Sunday night.
Triad was the company that was overhauling the cargo plane that crashed into a Giles County mountainside.
The plane reportedly experienced trouble Saturday, forcing pilots to scrap a test run-- one day before the deadly crash near Narrows.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


A Greensboro television station reports trouble with the hydraulic system caused the plane to drop a mile in altitude, so pilots turned the plane around and returned to North Carolina.
Federal officials say the Airborne Express D-C-Eight was 20 minutes into a maintenance test flight Sunday when it fell into a steep dive.
The pilot reportedly made a distress call just before the crash.
Six people died.
The investigation is scheduled to pick back up today.
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55Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=fire


A passerby alerted a family to a fire in their own home on Rosecrest Road yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fire started in the chimney of this house... but it quickly spread to the attic.
Flames started shooting out of the home but apparently the people inside had no idea it was happening.
According to emergency officials, someone driving in the neighborhood stopped when they saw the blaze... knocked on the door... and alerted them to the situation.
Everyone inside was able to escape without injury.
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55robber


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Authorities have arrested a man suspected of robbing Food Lion stores in Pulaski County and Abingdon.
Deputies arrested 48- year- old Henry Burton at his West Virginia home Monday night.
Burton is being held on charges arising from the Saturday night holdup of an Abingdon Food Lion.
Police say witnesses got the man's license number as he fled the scene and then picked Burton out of a photo lineup.

55WEATHER


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SUPER=314-Becoming/Mostly Cloudy/40-42/Cloudy, Scattered/Light Rain/30-32;



SUPER=#555; RESET


Turning now to the forecast
Expect mostly cloudy skies by afternoon with highs around 40.
Tonight we may see scattered light rain or freezing rain.
Lows will be in the lower 30s.
Friday afternoon, we may see some sunhine wtih highs in the Mid 50s.
Saturday and Sunday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Expect highs in the low 50s and overnight lows in the mid 30s. cutopen
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8airborne-crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-92
SS=airborne crash


It appears the Airborne Express plane that crashed in Giles County Sunday night was having problems the day before the crash.
That forced pilots to scrap a test run.
Now, the company overhauling the jet, Triad International Maintenance Corporation, has launched its own investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


A Greensboro television station reports trouble with the hydraulic system caused the plane to drop a mile in altitude, so pilots turned the plane around and returned to North Carolina.
Federal officials say the Airborne Express D-C-Eight was 20 minutes into a maintenance test flight Sunday when it fell into a steep dive.
The pilot reportedly made a distress call just before the crash.
Six people died.
The investigation is scheduled to pick back up today.
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8Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=fire


A family escaped from their burning home in Roanoke County yesterday after a passerby told them their house was on fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fire started in the chimney of this house on Rosecrest Road... but it quickly spread to the attic.
Flames started shooting out of the home but apparently the people inside had no idea the house was on fire.
According to emergency officials, someone driving in the neighborhood stopped when they saw the blaze... knocked on the door... and alerted the family to the situation.
Everyone inside escaped without injury.
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8Trail


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A proposed trail running from Virginia to Kentucky is getting some help from bikers.
The American Motorcyclist Association is planning to give four thousand dollars toward the development of a trail that would run from Virginia to Kentucky.
Plans for the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System call for the development of two thousand miles of trails in the Appalachian Mountains.
The project is getting started in southern West Virginia.
The trails will be open to dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, as well as horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers.

8Special-Delivery


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Santa was not the only one making last minute deliveries this Christmas.
The U-S Postal Service was dropping off packages too. Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=He has
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mark White/U.S. Postal Service; :33
SUPER=07-Debbie Bull; :47 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=@Scott2; :51
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Roanoke County

(( He has white hair and a white beard, and he delivers presents on Christmas.
No, he's not Santa Claus.
But he sure acts like it.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT 10:29:16
IN Q=Merry Christmas

((MERRY CHRISTMAS. OH, THANK YOU. OUR SON HAS BEEN CALLING FROM CALIFORNIA-- THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT-- AND IT CAME!))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it came


Mark White has worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 2 decades... and he's been delivering packages on Christmas Day for 15 years.
He has enough seniority now that he doesn't have to work on the holiday... but he likes doing it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:33:23
IN Q=It's an

((MARK WHITE/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: IT'S AN ENJOYABLE JOB. YOU'RE OUT MOST OF THE DAY. YOU GET TO MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE AND IT'S VERY ENJOYABLE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=very enjoyable


It's enjoyable for the package recipients too.
After all, who wouldn't be happy about getting more presents on Christmas?
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:06
IN Q=The mail

((DEBBIE BULL: THE MAIL MAN BROUGHT ME A PACKAGE ON CHRISTMAS DAY. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=believe it


As for the Santa similarities, Mark shrugs them off.
He says he's not trading in his blue uniform for a red suit any time soon.
And he much prefers a postal jeep over a sleigh and eight reindeer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:38:44
IN Q=Some people

((WHITE: SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY I LOOK THE PART, BUT I JUST TRY TO MAKE THE DELIVERIES. WHEN I DO BRING THEM, I THINK THEY'RE PLEASED. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=they're pleased


At least he admits to spreading a little good cheer.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Roanoke County.))

8WEATHER


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
TAPE#NONE



SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Becoming/Mostly Cloudy/40-42/Cloudy, Scattered/Light Rain/30-32;



SUPER=#555; RESET


Turning now to the forecast
Expect mostly cloudy skies by afternoon with highs around 40.
Tonight we may see scattered light rain or freezing rain.
Lows will be in the lower 30s.
Friday afternoon, we may see some sunhine wtih highs in the Mid 50s. in the low 50s and overnight lows in the mid 30s. Saturday and Sunday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Expect highs