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7E-Carroll-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=dse
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


A 30- year- old man from Hillsville was killed last night in a single vehicle accident in Carroll County.
State Police say Thomas Jefferson Simone's (suh-mone's) car ran off route 100, hit a tree and overturned.
Authorities say he died instantly.
Police believe excessive speed is to blame for the accident.

7E-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=Business News


The House and Senate race toward a Tuesday deadline for passing their bills to each other in a flurry of activity at the state capitol yesterday.
Among the day's accomplishments, labor unions and business leaders are singing the praises of Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell.
That's after Cranwell led a compromise on jobless benefits.
If the deal holds together
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VO-NAT
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this week in front of the full House of Delegates:
- the Governor would get a modest cut in unemployment taxes on businesses
- labor unions would get a lowering of the threshold at which unemployed workers can collect jobless benefits
- and Cranwell may finally get carpal tunnel syndrome and job- related hearing loss written into workers compensation law.
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7E-Textiles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=Business News


Southside textile millls are hoping to benefit from a new trade agreement with China.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


The new textile agreement was signed yesterday, a month after the old accord expired.
U-S trade officials say the agreement is historic, meeting their demands for greater access to the Chinese market.
How the new agreement will affect plants in our area is still unclear, but local officials are hopeful it will bring more business their way.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Martinsville Assistant City Manager for Development, Tom Harned (HAR-ned), says an agreement that promotes export opportunities for textile producers will benefit the region.

7E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-109
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


One of the area's largest employers is helping people learn about their product through a new exhibit at the Danville Science Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


Goodyear Tire in Danville has designed an exhibit for the center.
The display, dubbed "The Amazing World of Rubber" explains how rubber is produced and its many uses.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We felt

((CATHY WRIGHT/GOODYEAR SPOKESPERSON:WE FELT IT WAS AN IMPORTANT WAY FOR US TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT OF THE SCIENCE CENTER, BEING A NEW ADDITION TO DANVILLE WE WANTED TO BE SUPPORTIVE, WE ALSO THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO TIE IN WITH OUR EDUCATION COMMUNITY, TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GET A HANDS ON LEARNING ABOUT HOW SCIENCE IS ACTUALLY USED IN OUR WORK PLACE. GINNY LAUBINGER/SCIENCE CENTER DIRECTOR:A LOT OF THE FOLKS WHO DO VISIT US HAVE A RELATIVE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WHO WORK AT GOODYEAR, AND IT'S A WONDERFUL WAY TO BUILD PRIDE AND I COMMEND GOODYEAR FOR TAKING THE INITIATIVE AND ACTUALLY PUTTING SOMETHING BEING THE COMMUNITY THAT THE COMMUNITY COULD ACTUALLY APPRECIATE. ))
SUPER=01-Cathy Wright/Goodyear Spokesperson; :00
SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Science Center Director; :19
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=actually appreciate.
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VO-NAT


The display opened to the public Saturday.
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7E-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 97-5
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


For those wondering what impact the takeover of Conrail will have on our area-- the C-E-O of Norfolk Southern has an answer.
He said he believes the wheeling and dealing between his railroad and cross-state rival C-S-X could benefit Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month;


N-S has a large portion of its operations in our area, employing more than 35- hundred people.
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IN Q=If Norfolk

((DAVID GOODE/NS CEO: IF NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TRANSACTION IN A WAY, AS I'M CONFIDENT IT WILL, THAT WILL PRODUCE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COMPANY AS A WHOLE, THAT'S GONNA BE VERY GOOD NEWS FOR ROANOKE. ))
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The heads of all three railroads have been meeting to discuss their competing offers and how to resolve the situation.
Both N-S and C-S-X want to acquire Conrail, because of its lucrative routes in the northeast.
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7weather


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Here's what you can expect weatherwise as you start the work week.
Partly sunny skies today with springlike temperatures near 60.
Clouds and showers develop by tonight, as lows drop to around 40.
And more rain continuing tomorrow, with highs in the 40s.
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Likely/38-42;
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7BIRTHDAYS!2/4/97

SUPER=130-13/Bradley Layman/Check;



SUPER=130-/Mary Miles/Elliston;



SUPER=130-6/Brandy Pellant/Salem;



SUPER=130-7/Brooke Welch/Vinton;



SUPER=130-16/Chris Dooley/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Connie Brown/Elliston;



SUPER=130-/Barbara Varner/Monterey;



SUPER=130-3/Kevin Driscoll/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Scott Akers/Danville;



SUPER=130-9/Britini Witcher/Rocky Mount;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Lois Halsey/Independence;



SUPER=130-93/Hattie Wade/Radford;



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55E-Carroll-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=dse
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


A 30- year- old man is dead following a car accident in Carroll County.
The single vehicle accident happened on route 100.
State Police say Thomas Jefferson Simone (suh-mone) died instantly when his car ran off the road, hit a tree and overturned.
Police believe excessive speed caused the accident.
Simone was from Hillsville.

55E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-109
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


There is a new exhibit at the Danville Science Center that is designed to educate the region about Goodyear.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


Goodyear is one of the area's largest employers.
The display, dubbed "The Amazing World of Rubber" explains how rubber is produced and its many uses.
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SOT
IN Q=We felt

((CATHY WRIGHT/GOODYEAR SPOKESPERSON:WE FELT IT WAS AN IMPORTANT WAY FOR US TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT OF THE SCIENCE CENTER, BEING A NEW ADDITION TO DANVILLE WE WANTED TO BE SUPPORTIVE, WE ALSO THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO TIE IN WITH OUR EDUCATION COMMUNITY, TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GET A HANDS ON LEARNING ABOUT HOW SCIENCE IS ACTUALLY USED IN OUR WORK PLACE. GINNY LAUBINGER/SCIENCE CENTER DIRECTOR:A LOT OF THE FOLKS WHO DO VISIT US HAVE A RELATIVE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WHO WORK AT GOODYEAR, AND IT'S A WONDERFUL WAY TO BUILD PRIDE AND I COMMEND GOODYEAR FOR TAKING THE INITIATIVE AND ACTUALLY PUTTING SOMETHING BEING THE COMMUNITY THAT THE COMMUNITY COULD ACTUALLY APPRECIATE. ))
SUPER=01-Cathy Wright/Goodyear Spokesperson; :00
SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Science Center Director; :19
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=actually appreciate.
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VO-NAT


The display opened to the public over the weekend.
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55E-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 97-5
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Some answers from Norfolk Southern's top man on what effect a merger with Conrail will have on our area.
The C-E-O of N-S says he believes the wheeling and dealing between his railroad and cross-state rival C-S-X could benefit Roanoke.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month;


N-S has a large portion of its operations in our area, employing more than 35- hundred people.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:05:41
IN Q=If Norfolk

((DAVID GOODE/NS CEO: IF NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TRANSACTION IN A WAY, AS I'M CONFIDENT IT WILL, THAT WILL PRODUCE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COMPANY AS A WHOLE, THAT'S GONNA BE VERY GOOD NEWS FOR ROANOKE. ))
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern C.E.O.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for Roanoke.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The heads of all three railroads have been meeting to discuss their competing offers and how to resolve the situation.
Both N-S and C-S-X want to acquire Conrail, because of its lucrative routes in the northeast.
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55weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
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Let's check out the forecast for today--
Partly sunny and very pleasant, with highs around 60.
Meanwhile, light rain will develop by this evening.
Expect lows around 40.
More rain on the way tomorrow, with highs in the 40s.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Light Wind/58-62/Turning Cloudy/Light Rain

Likely/38-42;
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8E-Carroll-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=dse
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


Speeding is believed to be the cause of a fatal accident yesterday in Carroll County.
State police say 30- year- old Thomas Jefferson Simone (suh-mone) of Hillsville was killed when his car ran off route 100, struck a tree, and overturned.
Authorities say Simone (suh-mone) died instantly.


8E-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=Business News


Vinton delegate Dick Cranwell is gaining popularity among labor unions and business leaders.
Cranwell led a compromise on jobless benefits as part of lawmakers race to meet the Richmond deadline.
And if the deal holds together (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

this week in front of the full House of Delegates:
- the Governor would get a modest cut in unemployment taxes on businesses
- labor unions would get a lowering of the threshold at which unemployed workers can collect jobless benefits
- and Cranwell may finally get carpal tunnel syndrome and job- related hearing loss written into workers compensation law.
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8E-Textiles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=Business News


Southside textile mills may see big benefits from a new trade agreement with China.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


The new textile agreement was signed yesterday, a month after the old accord expired.
U-S trade officials say the agreement is historic, meeting their demands for greater access to the Chinese market.
How the new agreement will affect plants in our area is still unclear, but local officials are hopeful it will bring more business their way.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Martinsville Assistant City Manager for Development, Tom Harned (HAR-ned), says an agreement that promotes export opportunities for textile producers will benefit the region.

8E-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 97-5
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Meanwhile, there's some speculation as to how the takeover of Conrail will affect our area.
The chief executive of Norfolk Southern believes Roanoke could be the winner in the bidding war between his railroad and rival C-S-X.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month;


N-S has a large portion of its operations in our area, employing more than 35- hundred people.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:05:41
IN Q=If Norfolk

((DAVID GOODE/NS CEO: IF NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TRANSACTION IN A WAY, AS I'M CONFIDENT IT WILL, THAT WILL PRODUCE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COMPANY AS A WHOLE, THAT'S GONNA BE VERY GOOD NEWS FOR ROANOKE. ))
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern C.E.O.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for Roanoke.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The heads of all three railroads scheduled a meeting this week to discuss their competing offers and how to resolve the situation.
Both N-S and C-S-X want to acquire Conrail, because of its lucrative routes in the northeast.
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8E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-109
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Goodyear Tire is putting a new SPIN on rubber--
An exhibit at the Danville Science Center is teaching people more about what goes into making tires.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


Goodyear Tire in Danville has designed an exhibit for the center.
The display, dubbed "The Amazing World of Rubber" explains how rubber is produced and its many uses.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We felt

((CATHY WRIGHT/GOODYEAR SPOKESPERSON:WE FELT IT WAS AN IMPORTANT WAY FOR US TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT OF THE SCIENCE CENTER, BEING A NEW ADDITION TO DANVILLE WE WANTED TO BE SUPPORTIVE, WE ALSO THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO TIE IN WITH OUR EDUCATION COMMUNITY, TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GET A HANDS ON LEARNING ABOUT HOW SCIENCE IS ACTUALLY USED IN OUR WORK PLACE. GINNY LAUBINGER/SCIENCE CENTER DIRECTOR:A LOT OF THE FOLKS WHO DO VISIT US HAVE A RELATIVE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WHO WORK AT GOODYEAR, AND IT'S A WONDERFUL WAY TO BUILD PRIDE AND I COMMEND GOODYEAR FOR TAKING THE INITIATIVE AND ACTUALLY PUTTING SOMETHING BEING THE COMMUNITY THAT THE COMMUNITY COULD ACTUALLY APPRECIATE. ))
SUPER=01-Cathy Wright/Goodyear Spokesperson; :00
SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Science Center Director; :19
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=actually appreciate.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The display opened to the public Saturday.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to weather-- you might get by with the light jackets today.
We'll see partly sunny skies and high temperatures nearing 60.
Tonight some showers will move into the region, look for lows around 40.
And the rain continues tomorrow-- with highs in the 40s.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Light Wind/58-62/Turning Cloudy/Light Rain

SUPER=#555; rest Likely/38-42;