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7E-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


There is still no word on what caused an explosion that killed one man and severely injured another in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Authorities say two workers at W-E-L Incorporated in Concord were dismantling an old underground fuel tank when one end of the tank exploded.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:42:47
IN Q=Apparently there

((SGT. GERALD WILLIAMSON/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME RESIDUE LEFT INSIDE OF THE TANK, AND THE TANK EXPLODED, INJURING BOTH EMPLOYEES, ONE FATALLY AND THE OTHER VERY SERIOUSLY.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Williamson/Virginia State Police; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=other very seriously.
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VO-NAT


25- year- old James Earl Garrett of Madison Heights was killed instantly.
33- year- old Jeffrey Thomas Falls of Lynchburg was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he's listed in critical condition.
Authorities say it's possible heat from a propane torch the men were using to cut the tank caused it to explode.
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7E-Tank-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE

WIPE-WIPE-WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Meanwhile no injuries resulted when an oil storage tank caugth fire in Danville.
A construction crew was dismantling the tank with a cutting torch when it ignited.
Fire officials say the oil tank was empty but contained fumes and oil residue.
The tanks were housed behind the former Minter oil company on Fitzgerald street.
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7P-Medical-Marijuana


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=marijuana


Some state Senators say yesterday's activity in Richmond concerning a bill to legalize medical use of marijuana is sending the wrong message.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Both the House and Senate turned back attempts to repeal a 19-79 law that makes marijuana legal for the terminally ill.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;


The Senate Education and Health Committee had voted to study the controversial law --
SUPER=04-Yesterday;

but its chairman fought yesterday for a full repeal.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT FEED TAPE J O1:27:28
IN Q=If you

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IF YOU WERE IN THAT COMMITTEE ROOM ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THERE WERE SOME HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO WERE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR BADGES IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA, WHO THOUGHT THAT BY OUR ACTION ON SUNDAY, WE HAD TAKEN A STEP TOWARD LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. IT WAS PURE UNADULTERATED SYMBOLISM.))
SOT 01:29:07 FEED TAPE J

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: THIS BILL IS SYMBOLISM. BUT IT'S THE WORST POSSIBLE KIND OF SYMBOLISM. IT CREATES THE POSTURE THAT WE'RE DOING SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM ALL THE EVILS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF MARIJUANA. WE'RE NOT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :15
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=we're not.
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VO-NAT


After impassioned speeches about dying in pain, the Senate voted 23 to 17 to uphold the medicinal marijuana law.
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7P-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire destroyed a home in Botetourt County--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.


The flames were shooting through the roof when fire trucks got to the house on Rainbow Forest Road.
Neighbors told firefighters there was a chance some children were inside, but after a long search, they did NOT find anyone.
The search, and intense heat took it's toll on firefighters... the lieutenant in charge says the all-volunteer force was shorthanded.
At least two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.
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7S-Bike-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=None


A motorcyclist was seriously injured yesterday when he collided with a car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Police say the motorcycle hit a car that had pulled out from a side street into oncoming traffic on Orange Avenue.
The biker flew over the car's hood and landed in the street.
He's been taken to the hospital; no word on the extent of his injuries.
The driver of the car was taken into custody, on suspicion of drunk driving.
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7weather


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TAPE#
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Another day with unusually warm temperatures on the way--
Expect partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 60s.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s.
Increasing clouds tomorrow, with highs in the upper 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/20/97

SUPER=130-15/Whitney Boothe/Floyd;



SUPER=130-9/Cory Fisher/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Kelsey Young/Eagle Rock;



SUPER=130-1/Tanner Ganoe/Narrows;



SUPER=130-12/Starr-Lite Riggins/Willis;



SUPER=130-6/Amanada Overstreet/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Jeffrey Hairston/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-10/Leslie Anderson/Dublin;



SUPER=130-/Christine Witcher/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-55th/Ben & Lillian Beale/Hot Springs;



SUPER=130-5/Dillon Stith/Bedford;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Seymour Cole/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Angella Cole/Roanoke;


7Raisin In The Sun


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none


The Mill Mountain Theater production of "A Raisin In The Sun" is powerful and excellently done, from the evocative set to the terrific performances by a talented cast who imbue their characters with believable quirks, warmth, and confusion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=


Nicole Bridgwater is a fabulous Ruth, wife and mother...long suffering and noble without being a saint.
Her sister-in-law-Beneatha--Benny--an excellent performance from M. Drue Williams is searching for identity.
What Walter Lee hopes to find is self respect and dignity that he has lost over time. E. Phillip McGlaston plays Walter Lee.
The play is long, but the story is compelling and performances so absorbing that is doesn't drag.
"A Raisin In The Sun" is directed by Clinton Turner Davis and continues through March 9 at Mill Mountain Theater's Main Stage.

7Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE# Movie Review-Shine
GRAPHIC=none


For the third weekend in a row, the new and improved "Star Wars" is number one at the box office.
People will go to see Star Wars" because they know what to expect, but "Shine" is not as mainstream, yet it deserves attention.
This is a biographical study of an Australian child prodigy, David Helfgott, who was pushed to excel by his tyrannical and complex father played by Armin Mueller--Stahl.
Then disowned when he wants to continue his studies in London. Under the tutelage of John Gielgud, David does marvelous things, but is unable to handle the emotional stress and has a total breakdown that steals years from his life.
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Geoffry Rush has received a well deserved Oscar Nomination for his portrayal of the grown David. Noah Taylor deserves one for his role as David in his difficult adolescence.
"Shine" gets an "A-. Its a compelling story, well told.
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55Fire


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


An early morning blaze completely gutted a house in the Forrest Cove section of Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./This Morning;


Members of the Sinclair family woke up to their fire alarm and ran outside to see flames pouring from the house.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=they exited

(( ))
SUPER=01-Dave Nichols/Director of Public Safety;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=determine a cause
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VO-NAT


No one was injured, but the home was a complete loss.
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55E-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


There is still no word on what caused an explosion that killed one man and severely injured another in Campbell County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Authorities say two workers at W-E-L Incorporated in Concord were dismantling an old underground fuel tank when one end of the tank exploded.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:42:47
IN Q=Apparently there

((SGT. GERALD WILLIAMSON/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME RESIDUE LEFT INSIDE OF THE TANK, AND THE TANK EXPLODED, INJURING BOTH EMPLOYEES, ONE FATALLY AND THE OTHER VERY SERIOUSLY.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Williamson/Virginia State Police; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=other very seriously.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


25- year- old James Earl Garrett of Madison Heights was killed instantly.
33- year- old Jeffrey Thomas Falls of Lynchburg was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he's listed in critical condition.
Authorities say it's possible heat from a propane torch the men were using to cut the tank caused it to explode.
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55E-Budget-Preview


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=budget


The General assembly budget conference committe has failed to reach a comprimse on revisions to the 19-96 to 97 spending plan.
Committe members will try again today.
The eight person House and Senate committee is so far predicting at least
four percent across the board raises. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Budget negotiators say they expect state workers to be smiling.
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SOT 14:10:33 earl dickenson tape
IN Q=I would

((I WOULD THINK SO. I WOULD THINK SO. IT'S MORE BREAD IN THE BASKET.))
SUPER=01-Del. Earl Dickenson/(D) Louisa;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=the basket.
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VO-NAT


The four delegates and four senators must also hammer out differences on issues like Mary Baldwin's V-WIL program.
Republican Senator William Wampler of Bristol is the only voice of southwest Virginia in the negotiations... replacing Congressman Virgil Goode on the committee.
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55weather


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


Turning now to the mid- week forecast--
You can look forward to partly sunny skies with unseasonably warm highs nearing 70.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows dropping only in to the mid 40s.
Tomorrow will be cooler, in the upper 50s.
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8Fire


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


An early morning blaze completely gutted a house in the Forrest Cove section of Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Members of the Sinclair family woke up to their fire alarm and ran outside to see flames pouring from the house.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( ))
SUPER=01-Dave Nichols/Director of Public Safety;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


No one was injured, but the home was a complete loss.
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8p-wildlife-rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=none


The animals living in a Roanoke county wildlife rehabilitation agency may
lose their home. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Dorothy Runion lives in her grandmother's house, and also operates the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue there.
Runion's father has power of attorney for her 97- year- old grandmother, and has agreed to sell the property to Strauss Construction.
Runion contested the sale of the property in civil court, saying her grandmother's wishes are not being honored.
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SOT 6:07:20
IN Q=this is my

((THIS IS MY GRANDMOTHER'S PROPERTY. AND SHE WAS VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF US DOING WILDLIFE HERE. AND SHE GAVE ME ALL REASON TO BELIEVE I WOULD BE HERE FOREVER))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Runion/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Director;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=here forever
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VO-NAT


The director of The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A says the valley won't be able to absorb the loss.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:56:56
IN Q=these folks

((THESE FOLKS SAVED 11-HUNDRED WILDLIFE LAST YEAR AND WE CAN'T AFFORD THAT LOSS. WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE, THESE FOLKS ARE VITAL TO WILDLIFE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/Roanoke Valley SPCA Director;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=roanoke valley
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VO-NAT


Runion's civil case is scheduled next month.
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8E-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


An explosion in Campbell county that killed a man and injured another yesterday is under investigation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Authorities say two workers at W-E-L Incorporated in Concord were dismantling an old underground fuel tank when one end of the tank exploded.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:42:47
IN Q=Apparently there

((SGT. GERALD WILLIAMSON/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME RESIDUE LEFT INSIDE OF THE TANK, AND THE TANK EXPLODED, INJURING BOTH EMPLOYEES, ONE FATALLY AND THE OTHER VERY SERIOUSLY.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Williamson/Virginia State Police; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=other very seriously.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


25- year- old James Earl Garrett of Madison Heights was killed instantly.
33- year- old Jeffrey Thomas Falls of Lynchburg was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he's listed in critical condition.
Authorities say it's possible heat from a propane torch the men were using to cut the tank caused it to explode.
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8P-Medical-Marijuana


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=marijuana


Medicinal marijuana will stay legal in Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Both the House and Senate turned back attempts to repeal a 19-79 law that makes marijuana legal for the terminally ill.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;


The Senate Education and Health Committee had voted to study the controversial law --
SUPER=04-Yesterday;

but its chairman fought yesterday for a full repeal.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT FEED TAPE J O1:27:28
IN Q=If you

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IF YOU WERE IN THAT COMMITTEE ROOM ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THERE WERE SOME HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO WERE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR BADGES IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA, WHO THOUGHT THAT BY OUR ACTION ON SUNDAY, WE HAD TAKEN A STEP TOWARD LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. IT WAS PURE UNADULTERATED SYMBOLISM.))
SOT 01:29:07 FEED TAPE J

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: THIS BILL IS SYMBOLISM. BUT IT'S THE WORST POSSIBLE KIND OF SYMBOLISM. IT CREATES THE POSTURE THAT WE'RE DOING SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM ALL THE EVILS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF MARIJUANA. WE'RE NOT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :15
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=we're not.
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VO-NAT


After impassioned speeches about dying in pain, the Senate voted 23 to 17 to uphold the medicinal marijuana law.
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8weather


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


Time to check today's warm forecast--
High temperatures will be soaring into the upper 60s under partly sunny skies.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows cooling into the mid 40s.
Tomorrow will be increasingly cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s.
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SUPER=#555; reset SUPER=314-Partly Sunny,/Breezy & Warm/65-70/Partly Cloudy/& Mild/42-46;