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7P-Henry-industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=new jobs


People in Southside are welcoming the Ohio based five-B's-- a family owned corporation.
It could open the door for new jobs in that region.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Yesterday Governor George Allen helped welcome the nation's largest computerized embroidery firm to Henry County.
Five-B's plans to hire 500 people over the next two and a half years...and another 500 later on.
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SOT 1:01:41 596-43
IN Q=Whether you're

(( ))
SUPER=01-Todd Biles/5B's President:
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=WHOLE GAMMET 2nd ref.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


That's welcome news to the county, following a crushing blow last year when Dupont announced it's closing the nylon plant for good in 19-98.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:01:25
IN Q=

((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR:GETTING THE PART OF THE LARGEST COMPUTERIZED EMBROIDERY COMPANY IN THE WORLD IT'S A GREAT FEELING, TALK ABOUT A 1000 JOBS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, IT'S A GOOD DAY FOR HENRY COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Henry Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=Henry County.
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VO-NAT


Five-B's plans to begin operations next month, at the Beaver Creek Industrial Park.
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7P-Roanoke-Prospect


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=abr
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=new industry


And Roanoke could be looking at some new jobs, as well...
An un-named industrial company is looking to Roanoke as a top location prospect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


If Roanoke is chosen as the final site, it would create about 170 jobs.
The 22 acre site in consideration is in Roanoke's Center for Industry and Technology off Route 460.
The company's officials toured the land yesterday with Roanoke's top economic executives.
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7E-State-Song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=State Song


The debate over the Virginia State Song is closer to being over. Plans to find a successor still keep the discussion alive. But it might be retired withOUT a successor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:32:49
IN Q=And we've

((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE LANGUAGE. BUT I THINK FOR SOME OF YOU IT'S BEEN SOME TIME SINCE YOU'VE HEARD THIS SONG. AND I'D LIKE TO PLAY IT FOR YOU NOW.))
nat sot 02:34:11

((SONG: THERE'S WHERE I LABORED SO HARD FOR OLD MASSA. DAY AFTER DAY IN THE FIELDS OF YELLOW CORN.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=yellow corn.
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VO-NAT


Lucas sponsored the bill. Her boom box did the trick.
A House Committee voted to retire the song.
But it decided NOT to look for a new one.
Danville heritage supporters said their piece.
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SOT 02:48:34
IN Q=Down by

((TONY LUNDY/SONG SUPPORTER: DOWN BY THE OLD DISMAL SWAMP WHERE I'VE WANDERED. THAT'S WHERE THIS OLD DARKEY'S LIFE WILL PASS AWAY. MASSA AND MISSUS HAVE LONG GONE BEFORE ME -- We know the words, we know the words! IT'S A SONG OF CHRISTIAN LOVE OF THESE PEOPLE DYING AND BEING IN HEAVEN TOGETHER, AND I WOULD SAY THAT THAT MORE THAN THE WORDS IS WHAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. I DO NOT. I THINK IT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR CHILDREN TO SING TODAY.))
SOT 02:54:24 tape two

((SEN. LUCAS: WE'RE SO TIRED OF THIS SONG THAT THAT WE WERE WILLING TO GET IN BED WITH A RATTLESNAKE TO GET IT TO BE GONE. NO YOU'RE NOT THE RATTLESNAKE. laughter.))
SUPER=01-Tony Lundy/Song Supporter;
RUNS=:32
OUT Q=(laughter)
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VO-NAT


The full House now takes up the controversy.
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7S-Branscom


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


As a prosecutor in Roanoke and as Botetourt County's Commonwealth's Attorney, Joel Branscom has presented evidence in dozens of embezzlement cases.
But the one he'll always remember never went to trial.
Branscom recently discovered 600- dollars was missing from the Victim- Witness Restitution Fund.
He said all of the evidence pointed to his administrative assistant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Instead of ordering an internal investigation, he let her pay back the money and resign.
Then he made changes to ensure that it would not happen again.
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SOT 14:52:07
IN Q=When I

((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE, I WASN'T TRYING TO CHANGE THINGS WHOLESALE. IT DID BOTHER ME THAT THINGS WERE TAKEN IN CASH, BECAUSE THAT WAS NOT DONE IN ROANOKE CITY. SO WE ARE NOT ON A CASH BASIS HERE ANYMORE. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=here anymore
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VO-NAT


The woman had been working in the Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney's office for 16 years.
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7weather


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


Turning now to the forecast--
We'll likely see some snow developing by late afternoon, when a winter storm warning will also take effect.
Expect highs in the low 30s.
Tonight the snow will change over to sleet and freezing rain.
Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s.
And more freezing drizzle for tomorrow, with highs in the lower 30s.
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7BIRTHDAYS!2/14/97
Valentine's Day:

SUPER=130-6/Brittany Whitten/Moneta;



SUPER=130-2/Andrew Bolen/Fairfield;



SUPER=130-7/Andrew Joyce/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-10/Maya Banks/Vinton; (pronounced Mi-ya)



SUPER=130-12/Loretta Carr/Vinton;



SUPER=130-7/Matthew Abernathy/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Chantel McDaniel/Appomattox;



SUPER=130-81/Grant Belcher/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-17/Mary Patterson/Huddleston;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-10th/Brenda & Timmy Terry/Salem;



SUPER=130-4/Kimberly Terry/Salem;



SUPER=130-18/Amanda Rochelle/Glade Hill;



SUPER=130-14/Holly Bryan/Pilot;



SUPER=130-43/Randall Cronise/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Kenny Dove/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Howard & Alice St. Clair/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-14/Michael Wooding/Salem;



SUPER=130-57/Gloria Crump/Roanoke;


Saturday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Gray & Irene Brooks/Raphine;



SUPER=130-9/Leslie Williams/Goodview;



SUPER=130-10/Christopher Maxey/Shawsville;



SUPER=130-4/Jeremy Ore/Montvale;



SUPER=130-11/Timmy Hale/Copper Hill;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/Earnest & Carolyn Adkins/Chatham;



SUPER=130-10/Jessica Yopp/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-2/Ethan Walters/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-8/Sammy Epperly/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-86/Hermit Reeves/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Danny Yates/Red Oak;



SUPER=130-15/Bryan session/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-4/Harley Hall/Christiansburg;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Ike Carper/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Marian Tyree/Sontag;



SUPER=130-61/Frank Gravely/Salem;



SUPER=130-4/Zachary Wood/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Evie Edmonds/Bassett;



SUPER=130-/Mary Taylor/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-/Alice Holland/Bedford;


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55Cell-phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-11)
GRAPHIC=Cell Phones


If you think talking on a car is an accident waiting to happen you may be right.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine says talking on the phone while Driving can be just as dangerous as Drinking and Driving.
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VO-NAT

national video
The study concludes using a cell phone while driving quadruples the risk of an accident.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A manager for G-T-E Mobilnet says new customers receive notice about the hazards of cell phone usage when they sign up for a plan.
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SOT 21:12:34
IN Q=people have been

((JOHN RODMAN/GTE MOBILNET GENERAL MANAGER: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DRIVING CARS FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS NOW, AND THERE ARE CERTAINLY OTHER DISTRACTIONS THAT FOLKS CAN FACE WHEN THEY'RE OPERATING ))
SUPER=01-John Rodman/GTE Mobilnet;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=they're operating
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VO-NAT


A state police officer agrees driver inattention is dangerous.
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SOT 20:28:03
IN Q=you're not devoting

((:YOU'RE NOT DEVOTING FULL ATTENTION TO YOUR DRIVING, AND IN JUST A MATTER OF A SECOND, SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Vern Jones/Va. State Police;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=COULD HAPPEN
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VO-NAT


Sergeant Jones also says he seriously doubts talking on the phone can be as hazardous as drinking and driving.
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55P-Burns


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=va seal


The life of Thomas Jefferson is about to come to your T-V screen.
Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns was in Charlottesville yesterday, promoting his Jefferson documentary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville


The creator of the "Civil War" and "Baseball" series spent four years shooting footage at Jefferson's mountaintop home, Monticello.
Burns calls Jefferson the most interesting character in American history.
He says his film tries to capture the complexities of one of our country's greatest statesmen.
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SOT 11:12:43
IN Q=Thomas Jefferson is

((KEN BURNS/FILMMAKER: THOMAS JEFFERSON IS AT THE HEART OF OUR FUTURE, AS WELL AS AT THE HEART OF OUR PAST. AND IN THREE HOURS, WHICH MAY SEEM LIKE A LONG TIME, ONE CAN ONLY GRAZE THE SURFACE OF A LIFE AS IMPORTANT AND AS FULL AS THOMAS JEFFERSON LED.))
SUPER=01-Ken Burns/Filmmaker; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=Thomas Jefferson led.
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VO-NAT


Monticello officials say the film should help spark even more interest in Jefferson and Virginia history.
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SOT 11:58:38
IN Q=We're not actively

((DAN JORDAN/MONTICELLO: WE'RE NOT ACTIVELY TRYING TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO COME, BUT WHAT WE ARE AFTER IS TRYING TO GET A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAN AND HIS LEGACY AND THE FILM ACHIEVES THAT.))
SUPER=01-Dan Jordan/Monticello; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=film achieves that.
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VO-NAT


Burns' series can be seen on PBS beginning February 18th.
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55weather


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


As we take a look at today's forecast, we find some winter weather on the way.
Snow will likely develop by late afternoon, with highs in the low 30s.
The snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain by tonight.
Lows will fall into the upper 20s.
Freezing drizzle for tomorrow, with highs in the lower 30s.
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8P-Henry-industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=new jobs


The nation's largest computerized embroidery Firm, Five B'S, is setting up shop in Henry County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;

That will mean hundreds of new jobs for the region.
Yesterday Governor Allen helped welcome Five B's to the state.
The company plans to hire 500 people over the next two and a half years...and another 500 later on.
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SOT 1:01:41 596-43
IN Q=Whether you're

(( ))
SUPER=01-Todd Biles/5B'S President:
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=WHOLE GAMMET 2nd ref.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


That's welcome news to the county, following a crushing blow last year when Dupont announced it's closing the nylon plant for good in 19-98.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:01:25
IN Q=

((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR:GETTING THE PART OF THE LARGEST COMPUTERIZED EMBROIDERY COMPANY IN THE WORLD IT'S A GREAT FEELING, TALK ABOUT A 1000 JOBS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, IT'S A GOOD DAY FOR HENRY COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Henry Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=Henry County.
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VO-NAT


Five-B's plans to begin operations next month, at the Beaver Creek Industrial Park.
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8E-Addison


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=NONE


Renovations at Addison Middle School has prompted a bit of controversy.
Roanoke's chapter of the N- Double- A-C-P is calling for greater minority participation in public construction projects.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=And it's not about

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: AND IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE FIRM. IT'S ABOUT THE SIZE OF OUR WILLINGNESS, BECAUSE WE CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN AROUND THESE ISSUES IF WE CHOOSE TO.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=if we choose to.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tuesday night, the City School Board hired a Roanoke architectural firm to design the improvements at Addison.
James Bumbry is a graduate of the school and a member of the committee that recommended the firm.
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SOT
IN Q=When it comes to selecting

((JAMES BUMBRY/SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBER: WHEN IT COMES TO SELECTING A CONTRACTOR, WE DON'T GO BY RACE OR WHATEVER. WE PICK THE ONE THAT'S BEST- QUALIFIED TO DO THE JOB AND THE COMMITTEE SELECTED THE BEST ONE TO DO THE JOB.))
SUPER=01-James Bumbry/Selection Committee Member;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to do the job.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Martin Jeffrey says he is not criticizing the committee that selected Rife and Wood from the design firms that submitted proposals.
But he believes the city and the school system should search for creative ways to involve more minority firms in public construction projects.

8S-Monty-Administrator


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=None


It's a bit of a homecoming for Montgomery County's new administrator.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The board of supervisors yesterday announced it has hired Jeff Johnson, a Giles County native and former Craig County administrator.
SUPER=03-New Castle/April 1988;


Johnson has held the same position in Nelson County, and yesterday announced his resignation from Brunswick County, where he currently serves as administrator.
Johnson succeeds Betty Thomas, who is retiring from Montgomery County at the end of March after 24 years with the county.
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8P-richmond-robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=legal scales


One man is in custody and another is still on the loose after a bank robbery turned fatal last month. The 21- year- old Richmond man in custody, facing federal bank robbery charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 30;


A bank teller was killed and three others injured during a bank robbery at a Nationsbank branch in Richmond.
The F-B-I says Jermaine Jerrell Sims was arrested Tuesday night.
Sims is being held at an undisclosed location until his hearing later this month.
Police say Sims bought two assault weapons three days before the bank robbery and the same type of ammunition found at the scene.
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8weather


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


Today's forecast is calling for between one and three inches of snow across much of the region.
In anticipation, Franklin County schools are closing three hours early today.
Today's will be in the lower 30s.
Tonight, the snow will turn into sleet and freezing rain, with lows dropping into the mid to upper 20s.
And tomorrow, expect some freezing drizzle.
Highs will be in the lower 30s.
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SUPER=#555; reset Rain/25-29;