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7E-Campbell-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Murder


A domestic dispute ends in murder- suicide in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Saturday Night;


The sheriff's department says 30- year- old Jennifer Susannah White of Forest, had apparently been fighting with her ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of C.T. Town and Country Saturday night.
Witnesses say she was trying to get away when the man shot her once in the chest.
The suspect then fled the scene.
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SOT 03:10:01
IN Q=THE VEHICLE

((SGT. JOHN RIEGER/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE VEHICLE WAS SEEN BY AN ALTAVISTA PATROLMAN AND PULLED OVER IN THE ALTAVISTA AREA OF THE COUNTY. ONCE THE OFFICER APPROACHED THE VEHICLE THE SUBJECT INSIDE THE VEHICLE SHOT HIMSELF ALSO.))
SUPER=01-John Rieger/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Altavista/Saturday Night;


Police pulled the suspect over on Route 43 near Altavista.
Investigators are not releasing the man's name until his family has been notified.
Both he and White were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where they died.
The bodies will be brought to Roanoke this week for autopsies.
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7E-Bedford-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-12
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


Three people lost thier lives this weekend in a head- on collision.
One of them was a long time Roanoke County educator.
Police say 52- year- old James "Monty" Johnson of Vinton died yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January;


Johnson was the principal at Arnold R. Burton Vocational and Technical school.
Friends say the community has lost a dedicated educator who worked to help all his students succeed.
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SOT 14:40:35
IN Q=they knew he

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY KNEW HE WAS VERY INTERESTED IN THEM AND INTERESTED THAT THEY ACHIEVE HIGH STANDARDS AND BECOME VERY PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THE WORKFORCE AND MANY OF THEM OF COURSE WENT ON TO COLLEGE SO HE WAS MR. J TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=MR. J TO THEM.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Saturday Night;


State police say Johnson was driving north on Route 43, when he swerved to miss a car parked on the shoulder of the road.
His Madza then went airborne.
The car landed in the opposite lane hitting a Malibu stationwagon.
79- year- old Jesse Willard Goad and 68- year- old Katie Lee Goad, both of Bedford County, died at the scene.
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7E-County-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-13
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire consumed a Roanoke County home yesterday.
David and Darlene Francisco were both at work when the fire broke out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The blaze had a big jump on fire fighters.
Officials say flames were shooting out from the living room when they arrived at the home on Carvins Cove Road.
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SOT 16:17:26
IN Q=SHE CAME HOME

((DONALD GILLISPIE/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL: SHE CAME HOME FROM WORK AND FOUND SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOUSE. ABOUT THE SAME TIME A NEIGHBOR OBSERVED SMOKE AND HEARD SOME POPPING AND GLASS BREAKING AND THEY IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Marshal;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
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VO-NAT


The family dog did not survive the fire.
Officials are investigating the blaze and would not speculate on the cause.
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7NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=none


About 100 people were in attendance for Roanoke's first African-American Film Festival this weekend.
Organizers said they're encouraged enough by the weekend turnout to try a repeat next year.
The event had been planned for the Hotel Roanoke but was moved because of an N-double-A-C-P boycott of several hotel chains over minority hiring practices.
One of the festival's guests was Richmond civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill.
As a boy, Hill appeared in a 19-22 movie made in Roanoke by pioneer black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.


7E-Pluma


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=business news


A company with business in our area hit Wall Street this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Pluma Incorporated, which is based in Eden, North Carolina, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.
The activewear company has plants and outlet stores in Altavista, Chatham, Martinsville, Rocky Mount, and Vesta.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Data from American Business Information indicates Pluma has well over 600 employees at those operations.

7weather


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Time now to check the St. Patrick's Day outlook--
Mostly sunny and milder today, with highs near 60.
Becoming partly cloudy tonight.
Expect lows in the low 40s.
Rain likely by tomorrow, with temperatures in the upper 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 3/18/97

SUPER=130-13/Stefie Bartley/Vinton;



SUPER=130-8/Brittany Brooks/Hillsville;



SUPER=130-6/Samantha Linkous/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-18/Jennifer Denison/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Kermit Walker/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-1/Sydney Lafon/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-9/P. J. Ratcliffe/Floyd;



SUPER=130-8/Jonathan Powell/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-58/Carl Adams/Java;



SUPER=130-65/Bettie Pendleton/Charleston WV;



SUPER=130-49/Wanda Wingo/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-31st/Luther & Judy Witt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-91/George Witt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Roy Garner/Stewartsville;

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55E-Racism


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-15
GRAPHIC=none


A local radio station is honored for promoting racial unity.
The recognition came from the group, People Uniting Against Racism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


W-S-L-C/W-S-L-Q Radio received the group's annual award for publicizing community events that promote the end of racism.
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SOT 17:31:53
IN Q=BROADCASTING, RADIO

((HERM REAVIS/WSLC-WSLQ EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: BROADCASTING, RADIO AND TELEVISION, NEEDS TO DO WHAT EVER WE CAN TO HELP THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. SPREAD THE WORD THE BEST WE CAN AND TRY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Herm Reavis/WSLC-WSLQ Executive VP;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
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VO-NAT


Members of the group say bringing people together is the purpose behind their organization.
During their bi-monthly meeting members talk about current events and how racism has effected their lives.
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SOT 17:19:31
IN Q=IT'S NOT THAT

((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/PEOPLE UNITED AGAINST RACISM: IT'S NOT THAT EASY TO HATE WHITES WHEN YOU SEE MARY AND TOM AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME VOLUNTARILY TOGETHER AND IT'S HARDER TO HATE BLACKS WHEN YOU'VE GOT ALFRED AND CLAUDIA AND NAMES AND FACES YOU CAN PUT INSTEAD OF RACES.))
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/People United Against Racism;
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OUT Q=INSTEAD OF RACES
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


People Uniting Against Racism meets several Thursdays a month at The Roanoke Tribune.

55NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=none


Some 100 people were on hand this week for Roanoke's first African-American Film Festival.
Organizers said they're encouraged enough by the weekend turnout to try a repeat next year.
The event had been planned for the Hotel Roanoke but was moved because of an N-double-A-C-P boycott of several hotel chains over minority hiring practices.
One of the festival's guests was Richmond civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill.
As a boy, Hill appeared in a 19-22 movie made in Roanoke by pioneer black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.


55Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VA Republicans


Opinions are different among Republicans on whether Attorney General Jim Gilmore should resign to run for governor full-time.
House Minority Leader Vance Wilkins said if Gilmore's office is organized enough and operates efficiently, there's no need for him to step down.
But Senate Republican Leader Joe Benedetti said Gilmore should quit to concentrate on the campaign.
The G-O-P leaders were in Richmond to talk to Governor Allen's aides about legislation approved by the General Assembly this year.

55weather


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Let's take a look at the forecast on this St. Patrick's Day--
Mostly sunny and warmer, with highs near 60.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s.
Rain is on the way tomorrow, with highs in the upper 50s.
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8E-Campbell-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Murder


Campbell County authorities say a domestic dispute over the weekend got out of hand, and ended in a murder- suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Saturday Night;


The sheriff's department says 30- year- old Jennifer Susannah White of Forest, had apparently been fighting with her ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of C.T. Town and Country.
Witnesses say she was trying to get away when the man shot her once in the chest with a 38 caliber handgun.
The suspect then fled the scene.
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SOT 03:10:01
IN Q=THE VEHICLE

((SGT. JOHN RIEGER/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE VEHICLE WAS SEEN BY AN ALTAVISTA PATROLMAN AND PULLED OVER IN THE ALTAVISTA AREA OF THE COUNTY. ONCE THE OFFICER APPROACHED THE VEHICLE THE SUBJECT INSIDE THE VEHICLE SHOT HIMSELF ALSO.))
SUPER=01-John Rieger/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=SHOT HIMSELF ALSO
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Altavista/Saturday Night;


Police pulled the suspect over on Route 43 near Altavista.
Investigators are not releasing the man's name until his family has been notified.
Both he and White were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where they died.
The bodies will be brought to Roanoke this week for autopsies.
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8E-Bedford-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-12
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


Three people were killed in a head- on collision Saturday in Bedford county-- including a longtime Roanoke county educator.
Police say 52- year- old James "Monty" Johnson of Vinton died yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January;


Johnson was the principal at Arnold R. Burton Vocational and Technical school.
Friends say the community has lost a dedicated educator who worked to help all his students succeed.
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SOT 14:40:35
IN Q=they knew he

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY KNEW HE WAS VERY INTERESTED IN THEM AND INTERESTED THAT THEY ACHIEVE HIGH STANDARDS AND BECOME VERY PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THE WORKFORCE AND MANY OF THEM OF COURSE WENT ON TO COLLEGE SO HE WAS MR. J TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=MR. J TO THEM.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Saturday Night;


State police say Johnson was driving north on Route 43, when he swerved to miss a car parked on the shoulder of the road.
His Madza then went airborne.
The car landed in the opposite lane hitting a Malibu stationwagon.
79- year- old Jesse Willard Goad and 68- year- old Katie Lee Goad, both of Bedford County, died at the scene.
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8E-County-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-13
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire destroyed the home of a Roanoke County family yesterday.
David and Darlene Francisco were both at work when the blaze began.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fire had a big jump on fire fighters.
Officials say flames were shooting out from the living room when they arrived at the home on Carvins Cove Road.
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SOT 16:17:26
IN Q=SHE CAME HOME

((DONALD GILLISPIE/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL: SHE CAME HOME FROM WORK AND FOUND SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOUSE. ABOUT THE SAME TIME A NEIGHBOR OBSERVED SMOKE AND HEARD SOME POPPING AND GLASS BREAKING AND THEY IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Marshal;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
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VO-NAT


The family dog did not survive the fire.
Officials are investigating the blaze and would not speculate on the cause.
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8E-Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe

TAPE 97-4
GRAPHIC=optical cable


Optical Cable has an established local reputation--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;


But the Roanoke County company is working to get more NATIONAL exposure.
That's what C-E-O Bob Kopstein told shareholders at its first annual meeting this week.
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SOT 02:02:39
IN Q=We put

((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: WE PUT IN PLACE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FINANCIAL RELATIONS BOARD WHICH IS KIND OF LIKE AN INVESTOR RELATIONS GROUP OUT OF NEW YORK TO CONTACT A LOT OF THE REAL DIFFERENT STOCK BROKERS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND VARIOUS SMALL AND MICRO CAP FUNDS AND MONEY MANAGERS THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE COMMUNICATION AREAS.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=communication areas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Since it began selling its stock to the public last year, Optical Cable has had a strong, albeit volatile climb.
The company believes that if more people know about its success story, its stock price will continue to rise.
And increased publicity will also put the stock in the hands of more people, which Optical Cable hopes will prevent shares from having such large price swings.
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8weather


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The outlook on this St. Patrick's Day is mostly sunny and milder.
Expect highs near 60.
Skies will turn partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
Rain is ahead by tomorrow, with highs in the upper 50s.
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