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1-SWatch

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info.


Some schools are closed or delayed again today due to the weather.
Here's the list.. Take SchoolWatch

Tech-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-105
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


A Virginia Tech student is dead, following an apparent alcohol related accident.
Police say 20- year- old Daniel Kelly of Maryland was walking down Southgate Drive on Tech's campus with his girlfriend Saturday night when he was hit by a car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday Night;


Apparently Kelly's car had run out of gas near the intersection of Southgate and U-S 4-60.
Police say the two walking with their backs to traffic when 47- year- old Evelyn N. Williams struck them.
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SOT 13:17:31
IN Q=THE WOMAN

((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: THE WOMAN, EVELYN WILLIAMS OF BLACKSBURG, IS BEING CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE MONTGOMERY REGIONAL JAIL.))
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Va. Tech University Relations;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=MONTGOMERY REGIONAL JAIL
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VO-NAT


Kelly, a computer engineer major, had just returned to campus for the spring semester.
Classes begin today.
His advisor says he was an excellent student.
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SOT 13:17:53
IN Q=WE'VE GOT A

((WE'VE GOT A RATHER EXTENSIVE ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ALL OF THE STUDENTS. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE STUDENTS HAD BEEN DRINKING. IN THIS CASE IT WAS A TOWN RESIDENT USING A UNIVERSITY ROADWAY TO TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN.))
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OUT Q=TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN
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VO-NAT


Kelly was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital shortly after the accident.
His girlfriend was not seriously injured.
Her name is not being released.
Funeral services for Kelly will be held in Maryland.
The Newman Catholic Ministry is planning a memorial service on campus sometime this week.
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Dublin-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire fighters in Dublin were working late last night, fighting a house fire.
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SOT :19
IN Q=WE

((WE ARRIVED IT WAS FULLY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE OF 220 BANKS AVENUE, THE FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO KNOCK IT DOWN PRETTY QUICK, BUT IT DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Robbie Cecil/Dublin Fire Chief;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


Fire crews arrived at the scene shortly before 11.
All of the residents were able to escape the single family house without injury.
There's no word on a cause of the fire-- investigators will be on the scene this morning.
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CITADEL


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


Citadel officials plan a news conference today to answer charges by two female cadets who say they're not returning to school because of severe hazing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The women say the military college broke its promise to keep them safe.
One of the cadets says the hazing included sexual harassment and having her clothes set on fire.
The two cadets were among the first four woman admitted to the Citadel after a court forced the school to drop its male-only policy.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The U-S Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether President Clinton should have to answer a sexual harassment lawsuit while he's in office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

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A lawyer for Paula Jones, who claims she was harassed by Mr. Clinton in 19-91, says the President deserves no special privileges in this case.
Mr. Clinton's lawyers argue letting the suit go forward would distract the President from running the country and encourage a flood of civil actions.
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2-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info.


This cold spell means freezing conditions around the area and some schools are closed or delayed again today.
Here's the list.. Take SchoolWatch

Va-Tech-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-105
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


An apparent alcohol related accident has taken the life of a Virginia Tech student.
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VO-NAT


Police say 20- year- old Daniel Kelly of Maryland was walking down Southgate Drive on Tech's campus with his girlfriend Saturday night when he was hit by a car.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday Night;


Apparently Kelly's car had run out of gas near the intersection of Southgate and U-S 4-60.
Police say the two were walking with their backs to traffic when 47- year- old Evelyn N. Williams struck them.
Williams is now facing D-U-I charges and is being held in the Montgomery county jail.
Kelly's girlfriend was not seriously injured.
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2-G-E


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-100; 96-94(GE)
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Employees say layoffs are in the future for Salem's G-E plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


This comes in the middle of a two week shutdown forced by a low production workload.
Without the shutdown, G-E officials said they would have to lay off 100 people, but they also said they were still assessing their employment needs for 19-97.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


G-E Spokesman Mike Allee says the company has no announcement at this time.
However, he did confirm that there have been some discussions with the union about the production workload...
And with the current workload situation, the possibility of layoffs exists.
He said G-E is assessing the situation, and did not know how long that assessment will take.
Union officials were not available for comment yesterday.

Marye


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-109
GRAPHIC=Marye, Madison


It may be a losing battle, but Shawsville state Senator Madison Marye
(ma-REE) is NOT giving up yet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Marye is fighting hard for more money for Pulaski's Governor's School
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SOT FRED TAPE 10:20:46
IN Q=It has

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT HAS SERIOUS STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS. AND IF YOU KNOW THAT OLD SONG ABOUT "IN THE PINES, IN THE PINES, WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES. AND YOU SHIVER WHEN THE COLD WINDS BLOW. WELL THAT'S WHAT GOES ON IN THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL IN PULASKI.))
SUPER=@Marye;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in Pulaski.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The state Board of Education raised Marye's ire by recommending 1-point-3 million dollars go to start a new Governor's School in Fredericksburg.
It would serve localities in the state's prosperous so- called "golden crescent."
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SOT fred tape 10:19:49
IN Q=The oval

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: THE OVAL CRESCENT WILL RAKE IN THE BACON. AND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL CHEW ON THE RIND.)) FRED TAPE 10:27:13 SEN. EDD HOUCK: FREDERICKSBURG IS PART OF THE FERTILE CRESCENT. BUT THERE'S PARTS OF THAT CRESCENT THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE RIPE AND FERTILE THAN OTHERS.
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :12
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=than others.
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VO-NAT


Senators agreed they'd work hard to find the 200- thousand dollars Marye wants for Pulaski's school.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Thinking of buying a home?
One of the first things you must decide is what kind of mortgage you will pay.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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IN Q=For this week's
SUPER=@Len1; (screen left):07
SUPER=01-Phyllis Karavatakis/Patrick Henry National Bank; :15
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OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:48:26
IN Q=For this week's edition of Common Sense

((For this week's edition of Common Sense, we're visiting Martinsville, the Patrick Henry National Bank to be specific, and Phyllis Karavatakis, the managing officer here. She's gonna talk about how fixed rate mortgages are becoming increasingly popular.))
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SOT PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:35:24 PLEASE COVER A GOOD PORTION OF THIS WITH

HOUSES FROM TAPE MARKED "HOUSES"
IN Q=Well right

(( PHYLLIS KARAVATAKIS/PATRICK HENRY NATIONAL BANK: WELL RIGHT NOW THE FIXED RATE MORTGAGES ARE RUNNING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF A THIRTY YEAR MORTGAGE ABOUT EIGHT PERCENT AND A FIFTEEN YEAR MORTGAGE AROUND 15 PERCENT, WHERE THE ADJUSTABLES ARE FIVE- AND- SEVEN- EIGHTHS- PERCENT. SO THERE'S SUCH A LITTLE MARGIN OR GAP BETWEEN THOSE TWO NUMBERS THAT MOST CUSTOMERS ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD WITH THE FIXED RATE, KNOWING THAT THE ADJUSTABLE RATES, WITH THEIR MOVES OVER THE 15 TO 30 YEARS, COULD VERY WELL EXCEED THE FIXED RATES. YOU USUALLY WILL SEE A MOVE IN THE ADJUSTABLES WHEN THE FIXED RATE MARKET IS NINE PERCENT OR GREATER. ))
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OUT Q=or greater.
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SOT FROM PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:49:07
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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3-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info.


Some area students are getting a longer weekend due to the weather.
Here's the list of schools that are closed or delayed this morning. Take SchoolWatch

SC-CITADEL


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


The Citadel is expected to respond today to the charge that it broke its promise to protect female cadets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The allegation is being made by two of the school's four female cadets.
Jeanie Mentavlos and Kim Messer announced yesterday they will not return to The Citadel for the semester that starts today.
They say they were abused and sexually harassed by male cadets and that the school has made it obvious they are not welcome.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold


Citadel Officials plan to hold news conference this afternoon.

Jones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The U-S Supreme Court will hear arguments today on a sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


At issue: whether the President can delay the suit until the end of his second term.
Mr. Clinton's lawyers argue letting the suit go forward would distract the President from running the country.
A lawyer for Paula Jones, who claims she was harassed by Mr. Clinton in 19-91, says the President deserves no special privileges in this case.
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plane-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash beechcraft


The probe into the crash of Comair Flight 3272 continues today in Michigan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Monroe Co., MI/Yesterday;


Federal safety investigators will once again be at the crash site.
They also plan to examine documents and conduct interview at the Airline's Cincinnati headquarters.
The plane crashed Thursday on a flight from Cincinnati to Detroit, killing all 29 people aboard.
Yesterday, about 200 relatives of the victims visited the crash site.
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Cold-Wx


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-97
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


An arctic blast has pushed the temperatures down into the teens in Southwest Virginia.
The freezing weather is expected to put stress on area homeless shelters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


During the most recent snow storm most of these beds at the rescue mission were taken.
And the mission expects the transient shelter to fill up on winter nights.
Joy Sylvester-Johnson says it's the cold and flu season that stresses the mission.
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SOT 14:13:30
IN Q=FOR PEOPLE

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT JUST CHRONICALLY HOMELESS, BUT ARE HERE JUST TEMPORARILY BECAUSE SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO MAKE THEM LOSE THEIR HOMES USUALLY WE HAVE THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR HOUSING BY DAY ONE OR TWO, BUT IF THEY COME IN SICK IT MAY BE DAY THREE OR FOUR.))
SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=THREE OR FOUR


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More-Cold-Wx


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-94
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


During the winter months traveling can become difficult for almost anyone.
And when bad weather strikes you should be prepared for the worst.
Hazardous road conditions can cause even the most experienced driver to lose control.
Accidents and breakdowns may leave you stranded and triple-A says there are precautions you should take.
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SOT 13:25:45
IN Q=a lot of

((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA MANAGER: A LOT OF THE THINGS THEY SHOULD HAVE ARE A FIRST AIDE KIT, BLANKET, A GAS CAN, FLARES, A FLASHLIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA Manager;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=A FLASHLIGHT
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Winter WX


Bradford also says these cold snaps prompt the most emergency calls to Triple-A.
That's when cars don't start so she suggests check your car battery before traveling.

5-Drunk-Driving


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-01
GRAPHIC=drunk driving


New statistics are in on drinking and driving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Journal of the Amer. Med. Assoc.; :


Each year a million-and-a-half people are arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Yet-- based on a Centers for Disease Control survey-- the number of times people admit they've driven after having too much to drink is more than 80 times higher than the number of ARRESTS.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:08:35
IN Q=I think the

((ROBERT BREWER/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL DIRECTOR: I THINK THE BIGGEST SURPRISE WAS THE SHEER MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WE'RE TAKING ABOUT 123 MILLION EPISODES OF ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVING IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT'S A HUGE NUMBER OF EPISODES. IT'S APPROXIMATELY FOUR EPISODES OF ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVING EVERY SECOND. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Brewer/CDC Director;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=every second.
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VO-NAT


The study also found that 10 million of the alcohol-impaired driving episodes were reported by drivers aged 18-to-20, for whom purchasing alcohol is illegal.
The study was published in "The Journal of the American Medical Association."
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P-Kids-Kids


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-46
GRAPHIC=pregnancy


There are fewer CHILDREN having children-- according to recent surveys.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Now the Department of Health and Human Services is launching a program to help make sure that trend continues. The program called "Girl Power" will encourage abstinence in 9 to 14 year old girls, and help put more teen pregnancy prevention programs in place. Each year about 200-thousand teenagers under 17 have children.
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(toss to bump)


4-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info.


The winter weather is keeping some students home again today.
Here's the list of schools that are closed or delayed this morning. Take SchoolWatch

2-Tech-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-105
GRAPHIC=VA Tech


An apparent alcohol related accident has taken the life of a Virginia Tech student.
SS=Fatal Ax


Police say 20- year- old Daniel Kelly of Maryland was walking down Southgate Drive on Tech's campus with his girlfriend Saturday night when he was hit by a car.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday Night;


Apparently Kelly's car had run out of gas near the intersection of Southgate and U-S 4-60.
Police say the two walking with their backs to traffic when 47- year- old Evelyn N. Williams struck them.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:17:31
IN Q=THE WOMAN

((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: THE WOMAN, EVELYN WILLIAMS OF BLACKSBURG, IS BEING CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE MONTGOMERY REGIONAL JAIL.))
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Va. Tech University Relations;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=MONTGOMERY REGIONAL JAIL
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VO-NAT


Kelly, a computer engineer major, had just returned to campus for the spring semester.
Classes begin today.
His advisor says he was an excellent student.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:17:53
IN Q=WE'VE GOT A

((WE'VE GOT A RATHER EXTENSIVE ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ALL OF THE STUDENTS. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE STUDENTS HAD BEEN DRINKING. IN THIS CASE IT WAS A TOWN RESIDENT USING A UNIVERSITY ROADWAY TO TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN
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VO-NAT


Kelly was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital shortly after the accident.
His girlfriend was not seriously injured.
Her name is not being released.
Funeral services for Kelly will be held in Maryland.
The Newman Catholic Ministry is planning a memorial service on campus sometime this week.
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3-Dublin-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=fire


A fire in Dublin last night had rescue workers fighting cold weather as well as flames.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT :19
IN Q=WE

((WE ARRIVED IT WAS FULLY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE OF 220 BANKS AVENUE, THE FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO KNOCK IT DOWN PRETTY QUICK, BUT IT DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Robbie Cecil/Dublin Fire Chief;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


Fire crews arrived at the scene shortly before 11.
All of the residents were able to escape the single family house without injury.
There's no word on a cause of the fire-- investigators will be on the scene this morning.
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G-E


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-100; 96-94(GE)
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Employees say layoffs are in the future for Salem's G-E plant.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


This comes in the middle of a two week shutdown forced by a low production workload.
Without the shutdown, G-E officials said they would have to lay off 100 people, but they also said they were still assessing their employment needs for 19-97.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


G-E Spokesman Mike Allee says the company has no announcement at this time.
However, he did confirm that there have been some discussions with the union about the production workload...
And with the current workload situation, the possibility of layoffs exists.
He said G-E is assessing the situation, and did not know how long that assessment will take.
Union officials were not available for comment yesterday.

4-Scores


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


In sports,
The Green Bay Packers are heading to their first Super Bowl in 29 years.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5022;
SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/30//Carolina/13///j/New England/20//Jacksonville/6///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Virginia Tech/63//Massachusetts/47////Warren

Wilson/59/j/Averett/74///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Maryville/64/j/Ferrum/74///j/West Virginia/90//St. John's/77///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Maryland#19/68//N.C. State/59///j/Texas#22/104//Kansas

State/63///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Orlando/88//Toronto/85////Golden State/93/j/Milwaukee/111///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Charlotte/97//Sacramento/93///;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Anaheim/3//Vancouver/2////New Jersey/0/j/N.Y. Rangers/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Hartford/1//Edmonton/2//Overtime/j/Buffalo/3//Phoenix/2//Overtime/;RUNS=:56

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