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7E-Fatal-accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Fatal accident


A single vehicle accident in Ironoto claimed one life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State Troopers say Mark Steven Landau was traveling in the right lane on interstate 81 when he lost control of his car and slid into the median.
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SOT 19:06:13
IN Q=the car ran

((JEFF ROSE/STATE TROOPER: THE CAR RAN OFF INTO THE MEDIAN STRIP FOR A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE, AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. A 43 YEAR OLD MAN WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Rose/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=instantly
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VO-NAT


The car slid sideways for more than 100 yards until the driver's side of the car rammed into the end of the guardrail.
Trooper Rose says no other vehicles were involved.
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7P-Dysentery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


A lesson in handwashing -- that's top on the adgenda at a Vinton day Care center and a Bedford County Elementary school after 14 cases of dysentery have been reported.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :


Dysentery is a (FEE-kal) fecal oral infection often caused by poor handwashing.
Symptoms include severe stomach upset and high fever.
At Stewartsville Elementary School, children are cautioned to be extra careful washing their hands after using the restroom.
And school supplies are no longer being shared.
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SOT 00:03:55
IN Q=We're zealously

((JOHN HICKS/PRINCIPAL: WE'RE ZEALOUSLY CLEANING ALL RESTROOM FACILITIES, FIXTURES, LIGHT SWITCHES, DOOR KNOBS, ANYTHING THAT MORE THAN ONE STUDENT MAY HAVE TOUCHED. WE'RE CLEANING IT AS OFTEN AS WE POSSIBLY CAN WITH ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANERS.))
SUPER=01-John Hicks/Stewartsville Elementary Principal; :
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OUT Q=cleaners.
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VO-NAT


Health officials say that's about all they can do.
Once a few days go by, with no new cases reported, they'll consider the outbreak to be over.
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7School-Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-10)
GRAPHIC=Education


A pay raise is in the future for Roanoke school teachers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The City School Board approved Superintendent Wayne Harris's 86 million dollar budget last night.
The budget gives teachers an average raise of more than four percent.
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SOT 19:13:32
IN Q=WE'RE PLEASED

((WE'RE PLEASED ABOUT THAT, AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SCHOOL BOARD CONTINUING TO HONOR THEIR COMMITMENT, I DO INDEED BELIEVE THEY ARE SINCERE ABOUT THAT.))
SUPER=01-Esther Cirasunda/Roanoke Education Association;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=ABOUT THAT
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VO-NAT


(Sear-a-sun-da) Cirasunda says teachers in Roanoke have lagged behind other localities on the pay scale for ten years, and are still below the national average, but she's happy the school board is working with them.
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SOT 19:13:41
IN Q=recently

((RECENTLY THEY HAVE SHOWN THAT THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN INTERESTED IN CONCERNS THAT TEACHERS HAVE, AND SO I'M HAPPY THAT WE WILL MOVE TOWARD IN A MORE POSITIVE MANNER. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=POSITIVE MANNER
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VO-NAT


Superintendent Harris said he's happy the board was able to fund salaries at the level he recommended, and that the city is on track to reach the national average.
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7E-Shorewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke Company is hinting it may be closing.
That would mean the loss of 75 jobs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


When asked about a possible shutdown, a spokesman for Shorewood Packaging said "it's something we're looking at."
But Howard Liebman, reached at the company's New York headquarters, declined to comment further.
Shorewood makes covers for compact disks.
It has a distribution facility in the Statesman Industrial Park off route 460. That's in northeast Roanoke.
The company is publicly traded on NASDAQ.
Financial reports on Shorewood have high praise for the company.
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7E-Shenandoah-Manor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Nursing Home


A Clifton Forge nursing home that lost its Medicaid certification gets a passing grade on its lasted state inspection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/November 1996


The state has told officials at Shenandoah Manor that it IS in compliance with state standards for Medicaid funding.
The home lost its government funding last December after failing an inspection.
That forced some residents to move.
Shenandoah Manor hopes to begin accepting Medicaid patients again within three weeks.
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7weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
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TAPE#
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Turning now to the forcast--
Mostly cloudy today, with showers likely.
Expect a high around 60.
Possibly a thunderstorm or two by tonight, with lows in the low 40s.
Sunny, drier, and cooler by tomorrow, with highs in the mid 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 3/6/97

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Movie-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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55E-Monroe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke Circuit Court clerk has been indicted on drug charges.
Tierney Anita Monroe has been charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The charges are the result of a drug raid three weeks ago in search of Monroe's son, Shannon Brown.
An informant had told police he bought drugs in the house on Chapman Avenue.
Inside police report they found drugs and drug paraphernalia, along with a handgun.
Monroe has been put on notice that she'll be suspended... and could be fired.
The 35- year- old deputy clerk is still on the city payroll, while she considers whether to answer the charges in writing before her case comes up for trial.
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55P-Nelms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-8 (edit of 596-16)
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


A Republican Delegate Robert Nelms, who got some unwelcome publicity last year, now faces some competition for re- election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Nelms made headlines statewide after NEWS 7 revealed he'd been arrested for exposing himself in a Richmond park.
Chesapeake schoolteacher Michelle Degnan is seeking the Democratic nomination for his seat.
Nelms could also face a challenge from within his own party.
He is now banned from visiting Richmond parks.
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55E-School-Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Education


The new school year will bring with it bigger paychecks for Roanoke teachers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The City School Board approved Superintendent Wayne Harris's 86 million dollar budget last night.
The budget gives teachers an average raise of four and a quarter percent.
But they were hoping for more.
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SOT 19:14:13
IN Q=I'M GLAD

((I'M GLAD THEY GAVE US WHAT THEY GAVE US, BUT LIKE I SAID BEFORE, THE TEACHERS WERE EXPECTING A 6% RAISE, WE WERE HOPING FOR A 6% RAISE.))
SUPER=01-Esther Cirasunda/Roanoke Education Association;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=6% raise (Double Out)
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VO-NAT


(Sear-a-sun-da) Cirasunda says teachers in Roanoke have lagged behind other localities on the pay scale for ten years, and are still below the national average.
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SOT 19:14:31
IN Q=I LOOK FORWARD

((I LOOK FORWARD TO HOPING THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL HONOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO BRING US TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL SEE FIT TO BRING US ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. BECAUSE I DO THINK WE ARE DESERVING OF IT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=DESERVING OF IT
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VO-NAT


Superintendent Harris said he's happy the board was able to fund salaries at the level he recommended, and that the city is on track to reach the national average.
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55weather


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Time to check today's weather outlook--
Clouds, with rain likely.
Highs will be near 60.
More showers tonight, along with the possibility of some thunderstorms.
Lows will be in the low 40s.
Meanwhile, mostly sunny and cooler by tomorrow, with highs in the mid 50s.
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8p-ironto-fatal


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A fatal accident yesterday along Interstate- 81 in Ironto--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Mark Steven Landau was traveling northbound in the right lane when he lost control of his car, and slid across traffic into the median.
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SOT 19:06:10
IN Q=A car WAS

((JEFF ROSE/STATE TROOPER: A CAR WAS TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND NEAR IRONTO. THE CAR RAN OFF INTO THE MEDIAN STRIP FOR A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE, AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. A 43-YEAR OLD MAN WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Rose/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=instantly
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VO-NAT


The car traveled sideways for more than 50 yards until the driver's side of the car was crushed.
Trooper Jeff Rose says no one else was involved in the crash.
The man's name and the cause of the accident have not been released.
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8P-Dysentery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


The importance of hand- washing is being emphasized to children after more than 14 reported cases of dysentery at a Vinton daycare center and a Bedford county elementary school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :


Dysentery is a (FEE-kal) fecal oral infection often caused by poor handwashing.
Symptoms include severe stomach upset and high fever.
At Stewartsville Elementary School, children are cautioned to be extra careful washing their hands after using the restroom.
And school supplies are no longer being shared.
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SOT 00:03:55
IN Q=We're zealously

((JOHN HICKS/PRINCIPAL: WE'RE ZEALOUSLY CLEANING ALL RESTROOM FACILITIES, FIXTURES, LIGHT SWITCHES, DOOR KNOBS, ANYTHING THAT MORE THAN ONE STUDENT MAY HAVE TOUCHED. WE'RE CLEANING IT AS OFTEN AS WE POSSIBLY CAN WITH ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANERS.))
SUPER=01-John Hicks/Stewartsville Elementary Principal; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=cleaners.
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VO-NAT


Once a few days go by, with no new cases reported, health officials will consider the outbreak to be over.
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8P-Shorewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=NONE


They're not confirming it-- but officials are hinting that a company may be leaving Roanoke's Statesman Industrial Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Shorewood Packaging has a distribution facility here that employs about 75 people.
When asked about a possible shutdown, a spokesman for Shorewood Packaging said "it's something we're looking at".
But Howard Liebman, reached at the company's New York headquarters, declined to comment further.
Financial reports on Shorewood have high praise for the company.
It's publicly traded on NASDAQ.
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8P-Nelms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-8 (edit of 596-16)
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


Republican Delegate Robert Nelms will likely face an opponent in his bid for re-election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The previously obscure lawmaker from Suffolk made headlines statewide last year after NEWS 7 revealed he'd been arrested for exposing himself in a Richmond park.
Chesapeake schoolteacher Michelle Degnan is seeking the Democratic nomination for his seat.
Nelms could also face a challenge from within his own party.
He is now banned from visiting Richmond parks.
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8E-Waterworld


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake


For fun at a water park, local residents have to travel to Emerald Pointe in Greensboro.
But soon, they'll have a "Waterworld" closer by.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The "Waterworld" amusement park will go up in Franklin County near Smith Mountain Lake... and portions are slated to open this summer.
When it's completed, it will feature water slides, a go cart track and a wave pool.
But not everyone is excited about the idea... especially neighbors.
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SOT 11:50:59
IN Q=I don't

((KATHRYN SHAY/UPSET NEIGHBOR: I DON'T LIKE WATER PARKS. I JUST THINK WE HAVE TWENTY THOUSAND ACRES OF LAKE AND WHY NOT DO SOMETHING AT THE LAKE. ))
SUPER=01-Kathryn Shay/Upset Neighbor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=at the lake
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VO-NAT


But owner Craig Caron is promising to be a good neighbor... and says he will promote a family atmosphere.
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SOT 10:31:58
IN Q=We're hoping

((CRAIG CARON/WATERWORLD OWNER: WE'RE HOPING IT GETS FAMILIES AND EVERYONE HERE CAN GET THE ENTERTAINMENT THEY NEED AND CAN ENJOY AND TOURISTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. ))
SUPER=01-Craig Caron/Waterworld Owner;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=advantage of it
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VO-NAT


The estimated cost to build Waterworld is more than one million dollars.
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8weather


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TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's take a look at today's forecast--
Mostly cloudy, with showers likely.
Highs will warm up to near 60.
Thunderstorms are possible by tonight, as lows drop into the low 40s.
Tomorrow, meanwhile, looks sunny with temperatures in the mid 50s.
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