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7Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=fire 4071


Roanoke firefighters are investigating an early morning fire that destroyed two homes and threatened a third.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


Firefighters say the blaze started suspiciously in an abandoned house on Melrose Avenue.
It than spread to the house next door which WAS occupied.
No one was injured.
A third house was threatened, but firefighters managed to contain the blaze.
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7E-Advance-Auto


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Business News


Buting and selling -- that's what two of the area's most prominent companies were talking about yesterday.
But they're not talking about their products, but the companies themselves.
Len Besthoff has details.
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IN Q=Less than
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Ron Blum/Innotech Founder; :14
SUPER=01-Bernie Walsh/Johnson & Johnson; :37
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :44
SUPER=@Herbert; :57
SUPER=@Len1; 1:13
RUNS=1:26
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A year after selling its stock to the public, Innotech is being bought out.
The eyeglass lens and lens casting machine maker will be purchased by Johnson- and- Johnson, a leader in the personal health care product industry.
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SOT innotech tape 04:49:28
IN Q=Johnson

((RON BLUM/INNOTECH FOUNDER: JOHNSON AND JOHNSON ALLOWS US TO JUST REALLY EXPAND AND GROW AND THE RESOURCES THAT THEY BRING TO BEAR MAKE IT SO WONDERFUL FOR US TO PENETRATE THE GLOBAL MARKETS TO INTRODUCE NEW PRODUCTS.))
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OUT Q=new products.


Innotech and J- and- J agree their deal should not affect Innotech's previous plan to have upwards of 500 employees in Roanoke over the next three to four years.
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SOT INNOTECH TAPE 04:56:18
IN Q=We're very

((BERNIE WALSH/JOHNSON & JOHNSON: WE'RE VERY CONFIDENT THAT IT'S GONNA BE A VERY SUCCESSFUL GROWTH OPPORTUNITY FOR JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND THE ROANOKE AREA.))
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OUT Q=Roanoke area.


An hour before Innotech's announcement, Advance Auto Parts of Roanoke said it's exploring a possible sale.
The third largest chain of its kind has been based here since 1932, and the news got this reaction from the city.
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SOT innotech tape 03:51:07
IN Q=We always

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WE ALWAYS LIKE TO HAVE A LOCALLY OWNED, HEADQUARTERED COMPANIES HERE IN ROANOKE, BUT THE REALITY IS, AS THIS BECOMES AN INTERNATIONAL, GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, IS THAT SOMETIMES, THESE ACQUISITIONS CAN HAPPEN, AND SOMETIMES THEY CAN HAVE VERY POSITIVE EFFECTS ON THE COMMUNITY.))
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OUT Q=the community.
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IN Q=Advance

((Advance Auto wouldn't explain why it's thinking about going on the selling block, or if it would sell shares of the company to the public. One industry analyst says that scenario probably won't happen. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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7-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 97-5)
GRAPHIC=ben lilly


A 28- year old convicted murderer has received the death penalty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


But Ben Lilly denied killing Virginia Tech student, Alexander DeFilippis back in December of 19-95.
Lilly also told Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs at his sentencing yesterday that he was sorry about what happened.
The death sentence was recommended by the jury that convicted Lilly last October.
Two other men -- Lilly's younger brother Mark and Gary Wayne Barker -- were convicted as accomplices in the killing.
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7P-Coyner-Springs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


State officials said the city has done a good job of correcting problems at
Roanoke's Junvenile Detention Center (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Coyner Springs facility was placed on probation for violating a number of state standards, but yesterday officials predicted the State Board of Juvenile Justice will re-certify the center.
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SOT
IN Q=What will probably happen

((RON BATLINER/DEPT. OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: WHAT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN, IT'S GOING TO COME UP AT THE MARCH MEETING OF THE BOARD. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL GET A CERTIFICATION FOR A YEAR WITH A STATUS REPORT IN THREE MONTHS. IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYTHING IS LOOKING MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN IT DID A WHILE BACK AND IT'S CERTAINLY THE EFFORTS OF THESE FOLKS. THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB.))
SUPER=01-Ron Batliner/Va. Dept. of Juvenile Justice;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=done a good job.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=herbert


City Manager Bob Herbert told board members that the city will continue working to improve the facility at Coyner Springs.

7WEATHER


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Time now to check the forecast for today--
Cloudy skies today with a chance of a light snow shower.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s.
Partly cloudy and breezy tonight, with lows in the low 20s.
Tomorrow's outlook calls for increasing clouds and the potential for some snow or sleet late.
Highs will be in the low 30s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/13/97

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SUPER=130-13/Sylvia Cameron/Willis;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-4th/Leroy & Nancy Nellum/Bedford;



SUPER=130-/Nancy Steele/Riner;



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55Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=fire 4071


The cause of an early morning fire in Roanoke is being investigated. The fire destroyed two homes and threatened a third.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


Firefighters say the blaze started suspiciously in an abandoned house on Melrose Avenue.
It than spread to the house next door which WAS occupied.
No one was injured.
A third house was threatened, but firefighters managed to contain the blaze.
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55p-advance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=advance


Advance Auto parts has announced it's looking for a buyer.
It has been fixture in Roanoke since the 19-30's.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


It has given no reason why it may be for sale.
One expert speculates it may be because no successor is in line to run the privately held company owned by the Taubman family.
Roanoke City officials say Advance has always been a good corporate neighbor.
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SOT 55:01 596-42
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SUPER=@Herbert
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in the community.
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VO-NAT


Advance Auto Parts is a private company with 667 stores in ten states and employs more than eleven-thousand people.
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55p-innotech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-05

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Innotech, a Roanoke eyeglass lens and lens casting manufacturer, announced yesterday it's being purchased by Johnson and Johnson-- one of the world leaders in the personal health care products business.
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IN Q=it was just

(( ))
SUPER=01-Ron Blum/Innotech Founder
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OUT Q=do it yourself
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VO-NAT


Innotech still plans to have upwards of 500 employees in Roanoke over the next four years.
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55-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 97-5)
GRAPHIC=ben lilly


He was convicted in last year of murdering Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilipis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


And yesterday 28- year- old Ben Lilly was sentenced to die for the crime.
The death sentence was recommended by the jury that convicted Lilly last October.
Two other men -- Lilly's younger brother Mark and Gary Wayne Barker -- were convicted as accomplices in the killing.
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55weather


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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Let's take a look at the forecast--
Variably cloudy, with a chance for a light snow shower.
Expect highs today in the mid to upper 30s.
Partly cloudy and breezy tonight.
Look for lows in the 20s.
And some snow or sleet will likely start by late tomorrow.
Highs will be in the low 30s.
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8Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=fire 4071


An early morning fire that destroyed two homws and threatened another is being investigated in Roanoke.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


Firefighters say the blaze started suspiciously in an abandoned house on Melrose Avenue.
It than spread to the house next door which WAS occupied.
No one was injured.
A third house was threatened, but firefighters managed to contain the blaze.
(----------------)



8E-Advance-Auto


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Business News


Some big changes for two of the area's most prominent companies.
They're getting new owners.
Len Besthoff has details.
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SOT
IN Q=Less than
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Ron Blum/Innotech Founder; :14
SUPER=01-Bernie Walsh/Johnson & Johnson; :37
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :44
SUPER=@Herbert; :57
SUPER=@Len1; 1:13
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

((
A year after selling its stock to the public, Innotech is being bought out.
The eyeglass lens and lens casting machine maker will be purchased by Johnson- and- Johnson, a leader in the personal health care product industry.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT innotech tape 04:49:28
IN Q=Johnson

((RON BLUM/INNOTECH FOUNDER: JOHNSON AND JOHNSON ALLOWS US TO JUST REALLY EXPAND AND GROW AND THE RESOURCES THAT THEY BRING TO BEAR MAKE IT SO WONDERFUL FOR US TO PENETRATE THE GLOBAL MARKETS TO INTRODUCE NEW PRODUCTS.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=new products.


Innotech and J- and- J agree their deal should not affect Innotech's previous plan to have upwards of 500 employees in Roanoke over the next three to four years.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT INNOTECH TAPE 04:56:18
IN Q=We're very

((BERNIE WALSH/JOHNSON & JOHNSON: WE'RE VERY CONFIDENT THAT IT'S GONNA BE A VERY SUCCESSFUL GROWTH OPPORTUNITY FOR JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND THE ROANOKE AREA.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=Roanoke area.


An hour before Innotech's announcement, Advance Auto Parts of Roanoke said it's exploring a possible sale.
The third largest chain of its kind has been based here since 1932, and the news got this reaction from the city.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT innotech tape 03:51:07
IN Q=We always

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WE ALWAYS LIKE TO HAVE A LOCALLY OWNED, HEADQUARTERED COMPANIES HERE IN ROANOKE, BUT THE REALITY IS, AS THIS BECOMES AN INTERNATIONAL, GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, IS THAT SOMETIMES, THESE ACQUISITIONS CAN HAPPEN, AND SOMETIMES THEY CAN HAVE VERY POSITIVE EFFECTS ON THE COMMUNITY.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=the community.
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SOT 11pm standup tape 17:43:09
IN Q=Advance

((Advance Auto wouldn't explain why it's thinking about going on the selling block, or if it would sell shares of the company to the public. One industry analyst says that scenario probably won't happen. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))


8P-Coyner-Springs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


A good grade for Roanoke's Juvenile Detention Center--
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


State officials toured the center yesterday and praised the city's efforts to correct its problems.
The Coyner Springs facility was placed on probation for violating a number of state standards, but yesterday officials predicted the State Board of Juvenile Justice will re-certify the center.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=What will probably happen

((RON BATLINER/DEPT. OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: WHAT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN, IT'S GOING TO COME UP AT THE MARCH MEETING OF THE BOARD. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL GET A CERTIFICATION FOR A YEAR WITH A STATUS REPORT IN THREE MONTHS. IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYTHING IS LOOKING MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN IT DID A WHILE BACK AND IT'S CERTAINLY THE EFFORTS OF THESE FOLKS. THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB.))
SUPER=01-Ron Batliner/Va. Dept. of Juvenile Justice;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=done a good job.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=herbert


City Manager Bob Herbert told board members that the city will continue working to improve the facility at Coyner Springs.
The city has major expansion plans there.
Herbert promised the recent improvements are not just a "one time fix."

8-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 97-5)
GRAPHIC=ben lilly


The man convicted of killing a Virginia Tech student over a year ago will die for the crime.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


But 28- year- old Ben Lilly denied killing Alexander DeFilippis.
Lilly also told Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs at his sentencing yesterday that he was sorry about what happened.
The death sentence was recommended by the jury that convicted Lilly last October.
Two other men -- Lilly's younger brother Mark and Gary Wayne Barker -- were convicted as accomplices in the killing.
(-------------)


8weather


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


Turning to weather--
Look for cloudy skies today with the chance for a light snow shower.
Highs will be in the upper 30s.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with lows in the low 20s.
And some wintry precipitation may start by tomorrow night-- highs on Thursday will be in the low 30s.
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SUPER=314-Variably Cloudy/Snow Shower Possible/35-39/Partly Cloudy/Wind NW

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