06:00-01

E-Advance-Auto

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


Two of the area's most prominent companies were talking takeovers yesterday.
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
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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.
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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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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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OUT Q=LB, News-7.))


P-Ben-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=ben lilly


Ben Lilly swore yesterday he did not kill Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis.
And his younger brother Mark, who told police Ben WAS the killer, changed his story.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Mark's earlier statement was a key part of the state's capital murder case against Ben.
But as the judge considered whether to impose the death sentence the jury recommended, Mark said he had lied to protect himself.
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SOT 9:17:58
IN Q=

((MARK LILLY/BEN LILLY'S BROTHER: I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE WHO KILLED HIM, EITHER PARTY. I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE. QUESTION: WHY IS THAT? ANSWER: BECAUSE AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING I WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAR THROWING UP ALL THE LIQUOR AND BEER THAT I'D BEEN DRINKING THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Lilly/Ben Lilly's Brother;
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VO-NAT


The judge did not buy it though.
The woman who married Lilly in the jail last month said she'll stand by her husband, despite the court's ruling that may make her a widow.
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SOT 10;14:59
IN Q=

((LORETTA LILLY/BEN LILLY'S WIFE: I DON'T FEEL THAT BEN IS GUILTY AND I LOVE HIM REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE EVER DID OR DON'T DO. ))
SUPER=01-Loretta Lilly/Ben Lilly's Wife;
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OUT Q=or don't do.
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VO-NAT


Lilly's lawyers say they'll appeal their client's conviction.
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E-Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Burley


Convicted killer James Henry Burley says he took the fall for two murders in order to protect a close friend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst


Burley blamed the murders of two women on a friend of his- Sammy Lee Brown. He says he never spoke up because he was protecting Brown.
The judge, however, upheld the jury verdicts and sentenced Burley to two consecutive life terms in prison.
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SOT 15:56:41
IN Q=It's always satisfying

((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: IT'S ALWAYS SATISFYING WHEN A JURY VERDICT'S UPHELD. I THINK THAT'S THE STRENGTH OF OUR SYSTEM.. TWELVE CITIZENS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMUNITY, SIT DOWN AND DECIDE WHAT THE CASE SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT. AND I THINK THE JUDGE REAFFIRMED THAT AND THAT'S A GOOD THING TO HAVE HAPPEN.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Prosecutor; :00
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OUT Q=to have happen.
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VO-NAT


Burley's attorneys say they're considering an appeal.
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AIRLINE-SAFETY


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


President Clinton will hear suggestions today on how to protect air travelers from terrorists.
Mr. Clinton formed a commission on air safety after the T-W-A disaster last summer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The panel recommends the government look for ways to protect jetliners from missile attack.
It also wants to cut airline accidents by 80 percent.
One of the panel's suggestions is speeding up the modernization of the nation's air traffic control system.
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Army-Harassment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


More allegations of sexual harassment against the Army's top enlisted man.
A senior official says at least two more women have come forward with accusations against Sergeant Major of the Army Gene McKinney.
The new allegations come in the wake of those by retired Sergeant Major Brenda Hoster (HAH'-stur), a former member of McKinney's staff.
McKinney has denied the allegations.


Fire


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


An early morning fire consumed two houses and threatened a third on the 2100 block of Melrose.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Firefighters say the blaze started suspiciously in an abandoned house.
It destroyed that house and the house next door, which was occupied.
No one was injured.
A third house was threatened, but firefighters managed to contain the blaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Lilly


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


A man convicted of murdering a Virginia Tech student in December 19-95 has been sentenced to die.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


But 28- year- old Ben Lilly denied killing Alexander DeFilippis.
At his sentencing Lilly also told a Montgomery County 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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E-Brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Brown


A Lynchburg jury took just ten minutes last night to hand down a 23-year prison term for convicted murdered Troy A Brown.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Brown was found guilty of shooting to death 18- year- old Derrick Crews during a confrontation last summer.
The sentence was the lightest Brown could have gotten for a first degree murder conviction.
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SOT 18:02:31
IN Q=I'm satisfied

((MIKE DOUCETTE/PROSECUTOR: I'M SATISFIED WITH TWENTY YEARS AND THREE YEARS, AND I CAN GO HOME AND SLEEP JUST FINE WITH THAT.))
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VO-NAT


Brown will be back in court after a pre-sentence report is prepared.
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P-Coyner-Springs


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


State officials toured Roanoke's Juvenile Detention Center yesterday,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;

and said the city has done a good job correcting problems there.
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;
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OUT Q=done a good job.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


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

E-huff-lane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Education


Teachers at one of Roanoke's magnet schools are teaching more than the three "R's."
Students are also learning how to be government leaders, work in business, and forecast the weather.
Andrew Freiden visits this unique school.
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SOT
IN Q=the student mayor
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Whitney Denson/Fifth Grade; :10
SUPER=01-Rashad Anderson/Fifth Grade; :26
SUPER=00-Amanda Hartley/Tour Guide; :35
SUPER=@Andrew2; :56
SUPER=01-Dustin Shumate/Student Weatherman; 1:03
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OUT Q=Andrew Freiden, News 7;

(( The student mayor of Huff lane micro village joined forces with Roanoke's mayor at the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Students and teachers alike say a new attitude has taken over their school.
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WHITNEY DENSON/FIFTH GRADE: I USED TO JUST WAKE UP, SAY MOM-- I DON'T WANT TO GET UP, DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL, BUT NOW, I GET UP, MAKE MY BED, DO ALL THIS STUFF, GET ON THE BUS, AND GO TO SCHOOL!
At the open house, Student guides lined the halls, and gave parents and visitors their money's worth.
SOT: 3:05

RASHAD ANDERSON/5TH GRADE: WE WERE JUST LIKE AN ORDINARY SCHOOL, BUT NOW, SINCE WE'VE GOT THE VILLAGE AND ALL THE MICRO MONEY, IT'S LIKE A NEW SCHOOL.
sot: 29:49

AMANDA HARTLEY/TOUR GUIDE: THIS LAB WILL STORE A DIE CUTTER, A PAD PRESSER, A LASER COLOR PRINTER, AND A POSTER MAKER.
The students also have their own government, make and sell their own products and even print their own money.
They also have their own TV station, that produces a daily show with important information for each day like...
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CARISSA KEITH/STUDENT ANCHOR: WHAT'S FOR LUNCH State of the art technology helps with the weather reports. And the weatherman says he's learning skills for the future:
sot 38:59

IT'S GOING TO HELP ME KNOW WHERE THE STATES IS AND KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER'S ABOUT.
Enrollment is up, and test scores are showing that the micro village is getting results.
sot


THANKS FOR COMING TO OUR SCHOOL! Andrew Freiden, News7.))

E-Ben-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly


The man convicted of killing Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis swears he did NOT do it.
But Ben Lilly will pay for the crime with his life.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Ben Lilly apologized
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :18
SUPER=01-Mark Lilly/Ben Lilly's Brother; :32
SUPER=@Tracy1; :52
SUPER=01-Loretta Lilly/Ben Lilly's Wife; 1:11
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( Ben Lilly apologized to the family of Alexander DeFilippis for their loss, but denied killing the student.
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SOT 10:03:50

((THE ONE THAT KILLED HIM WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE. BUT I DIDN'T KILL HIM, I SWEAR TO GOD I DIDN'T KILL HIM. ))
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Lilly's younger brother Mark told police Ben WAS the triggerman. That statement was key to winning a conviction.
But at Ben's sentencing, Mark said he lied to police save his own skin, and doesn't really know who fired the fatal shots.
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SOT 9:19:14

((QUESTION: YOU TOLD THE POLICE YOU DIDN'T KILL HIM SO IF YOU LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING THEN YOU MUST HAVE KILLED HIM. ANSWER: I NEVER KILLED HIM. QUESTION: WHO KILLED HIM? ANSWER: I DON'T KNOW, I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE WHO KILLED HIM. ))
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That didn't sway Judge Ray Grubbs in his decision to send Ben Lilly to death row.
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SOT 10:05:28

((WHERE ON THE 9TH DAY OF APRIL, 1997 YOU SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH. ))
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The case doesn't end here. A death penalty ruling is subject to an automatic review, and even though the judge set Lilly's execution date for this April, any actual date with death may still be years away.
Lilly's new wife, whom he married at the jail last month, says she'll stand by her husband despite the ruling that could make her a widow.
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SOT 10:14:59

((LORETTA LILLY/BEN LILLY'S WIFE: I DON'T FEEL THAT BEN IS GUILTY AND I LOVE HIM REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE EVER DID OR DON'T DO. ))
RUNS=:06


Lilly's lawyers say they'll appeal the verdict. Tracy Altizer, News 7. ))

white-house-airline


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


President Clinton will hear suggestions today on how to reduce the threat of terrorism on commercial airliners.
Mr. Clinton formed a commission on air safety after the crash of T-W-A flight 800 last summer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The panel recommends that the government look for ways to protect jetliners from missile attack.
It also wants to cut airline accidents by 80 percent.
The panel suggests speeding up the modernization of the nation's air traffic control system.
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BIPARTISAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Meantime, on Capitol Hill, a promise to work together.
President Clinton and Republican leaders met yesterday, pledging to cooperate on welfare reform, education, crime, and improving the District of Columbia.
Several key issues notably absent from the talks: campaign finance reform, toxic waste clean-up, and expanding children's health care coverage.
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BOYS-RESCUED


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In Mesa, Arizona, a 10- year- old autistic boy and his brother are on safe ground after being stuck on a 120- foot high- voltage tower for two hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mesa, AZ;


John McNeil climbed to the top of the tower yesterday afternoon.
Witnesses say his 17- year- old brother James climbed up after him.
The power was shut off as rescuers climbed to the top of the tower to reach the two boys.
They were lowered to the ground in a cherry picker.
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5-Pediatrics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=CHILDREN'S HEALTH


The American Academy of Pediatrics says labels do not give consumers enough information about all the ingredients in a drug.
And in another study, doctors say infants with flat heads do not need surgery to correct the problem.
Connie Stevens has the latest in children's health-- starting with a controversial decision by one state to require mandatory H-I-V testing of infants--and then notification to parents of the results.
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IN Q=The state of
SUPER=@Connie2; :55
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OUT Q=Connie Stevens, Health Check.

((
The state of New York was already conducting anonymous testing for statistical purposes-- now hospitals will have to track mothers down and offer counseling after they leave the hospital.
The new policy is controversial, because it reveals not the baby's but the mother's H-I-V status.
Drug companies are only required to list active ingredients in medication-- but other inactive ingredients such as sweeteners and dyes can cause seizures, breathing problems or diarrhea in some children.
A study in the journal Pediatrics found that 90 percent of pediatric drugs did not list specific ingredients.
The academy recommends mandatory labeling of all inactive ingredients for over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Also in the journal Pediatrics- recent recommendations that parents put children to sleep only on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has stirred interest in flatheadedness.
But researchers say simply alternating the position of the head from one side to the other will correct the problem and prevent flattening of one side of the head altogether.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))

p-advance


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


The third largest auto parts retail chain in the nation has been a Roanoke fixture since the 19-30's.
And it could soon be for sale.
Advance Auto Parts announced yesterday it's looking for a buyer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The chain gave 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. The company employs more than eleven-thousand people.
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p-innotech


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

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Also announced yesterday-- Innotech, a Roanoke eyeglass lens and lens casting manufacturer is 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
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=do it yourself
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VO-NAT


Innotech and Johnson and Johnson agree the deal should not affect Innotech's previous plan to have upwards of 500 employees in Roanoke over the next four years.
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2-Fire


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


Fire destroyed two Roanoke houses and threatened a third this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


Firefighters say the blaze started suspiciously in an abandoned house.
It destroyed that house and the house next door, which was occupied.
No one was injured.
A third house was threatened, but firefighters managed to contain the blaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


The city of Lynchburg may be drafted onto the financial team funding a proposed sports complex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


Supporters of the 15- million dollar project asked city council last night to buy the 170- acre plot of land and hold onto it while they try to raise the money for the complex.
They add the future of the city's recreational programs is at stake.
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SOT 19:57:09
IN Q=If the Sports

((STUART TURILLE/SPORTS CAPITAL OF VA. CHAIRMAN: IF THE SPORTS COMPLEX IS TO HAVE A HOPE OF MOVING FORWARD, SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN. THE SIX OF YOU ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE CITY WHO CAN REASONABLY TAKE THE NEXT STEP. WE WANT TO HELP YOU, BUT WE HAVE GONE AS FAR AS WE CAN GO WITHOUT YOU.))
SUPER=01-Stuart Turille/Sports Capital of Va. Chairman; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=go without you.
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VO-NAT


Opponents of the project said to council last night "we told you so."
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SOT 20:05:38
IN Q=Don't fund something

((PROJECT OPPONENT: DON'T FUND SOMETHING THAT WE TOLD YOU WHEN YOU FIRST GOT THIS STARTED IN TALKING ABOUT THIS COMPLEX WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, AND THAT WAS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO COME TO YOU TO ASK FOR MONEY AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. IF PRIVATE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO IT, LET THEM DO IT.))
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OUT Q=let them do it.
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VO-NAT


No action was taken on the Sports Authority's request.
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S-Chartered-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Dick Cranwell


Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell has warned lawmakers about what he sees as the dangers of charter schools.
But fellow Democrat Bill Clinton supports the plan.
And now the chief Republican patron of charter schools says Cranwell is not playing fair.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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IN Q=For the past
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=03-Washington DC/February 4; :08
SUPER=01-Del. Kirk Cox/(R) Colonial Heights; :15
SUPER=@Ellen2; :23
SUPER=@Beyer; :32
SUPER=@Cranwell; :44
SUPER=01-Del. Phillip Hamilton/(R) Newport News; 1:02
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( For the past two years, a limited bill to allow some public schools to be freed from most state oversight has died in Richmond.
But as of last week, supporters, who are mostly Republican, got a new ally: Democrat Bill Clinton.
sot 12:25:10ish

((DEL. KIRK COX: PRESIDENT CLINTON NOT ONLY PAID LIP SERVICE TO THIS SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM, BUT HE BACKED UP THOSE WORDS BY PROVIDING FUNDING IN HIS BUDGET.))
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Virginia Republicans say it's like Goals 2000 in reverse...Democrats are turning down federal funds for schools.
Democrats are scrambling for a response.
sot 01:36:31

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: AND THERE MAY WELL BE ALL THE MAGNET SCHOOLS, AND GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACADEMIES THAT ARE ALREADY OF A CHARTER SCHOOL NATURE IN VIRGINIA THAT WILL ALLOW US TO USE THAT MONEY.))
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sot 09:42

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: BUT THE IMPORTANT THING TO UNDERSTAND IS THERE'S BEEN ONE MAJOR STUDY OF CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES. AND IT CAME TO TWO CONCLUSIONS. NUMBER ONE IT DOES NOT IMPROVE QUALITY IN EDUCATION. AND NUMBER TWO IT RESULTS IN DE FACTO SEGREGATION.))
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But the very Harvard study Cranwell's citing is about VOUCHERS...to be used at private schools.
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((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON: WELL I DON'T KNOW HOW EXTENSIVELY HE HAD STUDIED THE REPORT THAT HE PROVIDED TO ME. AND I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO QUESTION ANYBODY'S INTEGRITY. I DO KNOW THAT THE INFORMATION HE SENT TO ME WAS NOT A STUDY ON CHARTER SCHOOLS, BUT RATHER A STUDY ON SCHOOL CHOICE WITH A FOCUS ON VOUCHERS.))
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So for 1997's session, charter schools aren't dead 'til the last gavel's pounded.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

4-Scores


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


In the N-B-A,
Michael Jordan sank a three-pointer at the buzzer as the Chicago Bulls slipped past the Charlotte Hornets 103-to-100.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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