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7E-Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


The National Transportation Safety Board continues to search for the cause of a deadly plane crash in Giles County last December.
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VO-NAT


Through computer animation, the N-T-S-B recreated the flight path of the ill- fated Airborne Express D-C-8.
It's clear the plane went through a number of twists and turns before nosediving into East River Mountain near Narrows.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December;


According to a 300- page report, the crew was testing how the plane handled during a stall when it went down.
A few days after the crash, investigators all but ruled- out weather and maintenance as potential reasons for the accident.
Six people died in the crash.
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7E-Forest-Robbery


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=NONE


The public may be able to help Bedford County authoritites catch the man who robbed a convenience store on Route 2-21 yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


The suspect entered the Quik-E food store in Forest around 1:45 yesterday morning.
Acting like he had a weapon in his pocket, the white male ordered the cashier to hand over the money in the register.
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SOT 2:45:35
IN Q=All right this

((ALL RIGHT THIS IS A HOLDUP. GIVE ME ALL THE MONEY IN THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW! RIGHT NOW OR I'LL SHOOT ALL OF YOU, RIGHT NOW! GIVE ME THE MONEY IN THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW!))
SUPER=04-Surveillance Camera Video; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in the register, right now! (5th "right now")
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VO-NAT


Police hope someone will recognize something in the video to identify the suspect.
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SOT 2:49:27
IN Q=We're hoping that

((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE HOPING THAT ANYONE WHO VIEWS THE VIDEO MAY BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE HIS VOICE OR CLOTHING, IF SO, GIVE US A CALL AT THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU, 586-7714.))
SUPER=01-John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=586-7714.
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VO-NAT


McCane says the suspect apparently had a getaway car sitting in a nearby industrial park.
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7P-Aris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=new jobs


Hundreds of help wanted calls may soon be going out in Pittsylvania county.
A major company is plans to set up shop.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;
Aris Isotoner is a leading manufacturer of gloves and slippers.


It's moving into the East Bowles Distribution center on Route-29.
The company plans to initially employ 100-people at the Pittsylvania County location.
During peak season an additional 400-people will be needed.
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SOT
IN Q=It shows

((ALLAN LIBBY/DANVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES.:IT SHOWS CONFIDENCE IN THE MARKET, I THINK IT SAYS SOMETHING ABUT THE LABOR FORCE THAT'S HERE. IN JUST, IN SPEAKING WITH SOME COLLEAGUES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, I JUST THINK THERE'S A SENSE OF ENTHUSIASM IN A SENSE THAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AND I THINK THAT SUCCESS CAN BREED SUCCESS. ))
SUPER=01-Allan Libby/Danville Chamber of Commerce Pres.; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=breed success.
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VO-NAT
The new Aris Isotoner facility will consolidate the distribution centers in

Wisconsin and Greensboro, North Carolina.
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7p-Kroger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;


Meantime, it appears workers at a Kroger distribution center don't have to worry about losing their jobs.
The supermarket chain is expanding its Roanoke County warehouse but closing one in West Virginia.
SUPER=@File;


Union rules dictate that the affected West Virginia workers get the first shot at the new jobs.
Plus, if there are still people without work, they can replace the CURRENT workers in Roanoke County.
But It looks like that won't happen.
Kroger has already received most of its transfer requests, and there are not enough to cause layoffs.
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7p-Apgar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Jonathan Apgar


The city of Roanoke has a new judge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Jonathan Apgar was sworn yesterday at the Roanoke County Courthouse.
He replaces Judge G. O. Clemens who retired from the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia in December.
Apgar is a former assistant public defender and chief assistant commonwealth's attorney.
He's been in private practice since 19-81.
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7weather


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


Time to check the very pleasant Thursday forecast--
Sunny and very mild today, with highs warming up into the 70s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows in the 40s.
Clouding up tomorrow, with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70.
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7BIRTHDAYS ! 3/28/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-41/Lynn Osborne/Gretna;



SUPER=130-2/Ashley Gorman/Moneta;



SUPER=130-2/Franchesca Garner/South Boston;



SUPER=130-40/Bruce Board/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-7/Davis Torrence/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-63/Ortie Boyd/Salem;



SUPER=130-40/Doris Dickerson/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-8/Jessica Meador/Vinton;



SUPER=130-11/Heather George/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-/Hank Ebert/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Jayleesa Williams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Dylan King/Wytheville;



SUPER=130-40/John McGee/Vinton;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-8/Hannah Bolen/Fairfield;



SUPER=130-6/Korre Scott/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-3/Quaid McGeorge/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Curtis & Estelle Oakes/Penhook;



SUPER=130-75/Sylvia Cox/Indian Valley;



SUPER=130-2/Marisa Osborne/Independence;



SUPER=130-67/Nancy Shaw/Wirtz;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Raymond & Jewell Bowman/Boones Mill;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-61/Randy Brightwell/Salem;




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55E-Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


The investigation into last Decembers deadly plane crash in Giles County is far from over.
But yesterday the National Transportation Safety Board revealed more information about the crash.
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VO-NAT


Through computer animation, the N-T-S-B recreated the flight path of the Airborne Express D-C-8.
It's clear the plane went through a number of twists and turns before nosediving into East River Mountain near Narrows.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December;


According to a 300- page report, the crew was testing how the plane handled during a stall when it went down.
A few days after the crash, investigators all but ruled- out weather and maintenance as potential reasons for the accident.
Six people died in the crash.
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55E-Forest-Robbery


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bedford County authorities are asking for the public's help in their investigation of a convenience store robbery early yesterday morning on Route 2-21.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


The suspect entered the Quik-E food store in Forest at about 1:45.
Acting like he had a weapon in his pocket, the white male ordered the cashier to hand over the money in the register.
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SOT 2:45:35
IN Q=All right this

((ALL RIGHT THIS IS A HOLDUP. GIVE ME ALL THE MONEY IN THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW! RIGHT NOW OR I'LL SHOOT ALL OF YOU, RIGHT NOW! GIVE ME THE MONEY IN THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW!))
SUPER=04-Surveillance Camera Video; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in the register, right now! (5th "right now")
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VO-NAT


Police hope someone will recognize something in the video to identify the suspect.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:49:27
IN Q=We're hoping that

((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE HOPING THAT ANYONE WHO VIEWS THE VIDEO MAY BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE HIS VOICE OR CLOTHING, IF SO, GIVE US A CALL AT THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU, 586-7714.))
SUPER=01-John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=586-7714.
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VO-NAT


McCane says the suspect apparently had a getaway car sitting in a nearby industrial park.
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55P-Bedford-Dysentery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=dysentery


In other news from Bedford County, school officials are hoping next week's Spring break will put an end to an outbreak of dysentery at Stewartsville Elementary School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


Two dozen children have been affected by the disease, the symptoms of which include vomiting, diarrhea and high fever.
Principal John Hicks says the school is doing everything possible to prevent more students from becoming infected.
A Vinton daycare center which experienced a similar outbreak earlier this month has not seen any new cases in more than two weeks.
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55weather


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


Turning now to weather--
Sunny and very pleasant today, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s.
Tonight will remain clear, with lows in the lower 40s.
Tomorrow will be increasingly cloudy, with highs nearing 70.
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8P-Aris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=new jobs
Aris Isotoner is a leading maker of gloves and slippers-- now it will make
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


hundreds of new jobs in Pittsylvania County.
Aris Isotoner is moving into the East Bowles Distribution center on

Route-29.
The company plans to initially employ 100-people at the Pittsylvania County location.
During peak season an additional 400-people will be needed.
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SOT
IN Q=It shows

((ALLAN LIBBY/DANVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES.:IT SHOWS CONFIDENCE IN THE MARKET, I THINK IT SAYS SOMETHING ABUT THE LABOR FORCE THAT'S HERE. IN JUST, IN SPEAKING WITH SOME COLLEAGUES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, I JUST THINK THERE'S A SENSE OF ENTHUSIASM IN A SENSE THAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AND I THINK THAT SUCCESS CAN BREED SUCCESS. ))
SUPER=01-Allan Libby/Danville Chamber of Commerce Pres.; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=breed success.
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VO-NAT
The new Aris Isotoner facility will consolidate the distribution centers in

Wisconsin and Greensboro, North Carolina.
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8p-Kroger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;


It looks like employees of the Kroger distribution center in Roanoke County will stay on the job, despite union regulations.
The supermarket chain is expanding its warehouse here and closing one in West Virginia.
SUPER=@File;


Union rules dictate that many of the West Virginia workers get first shot at the 125 new jobs being created here.
But Kroger says its current count of the transfer requests indicates none of the Roanoke County workers will get bumped out of their jobs.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Kroger points out though, that it's still waiting to hear from several West Virginia workers.

8E-Clover-Project


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


It might not be EXACTLY their natural habitat, but wildlife will soon
feel more at home in Halifax county. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


160-acres surrounding the Clover Power station in Halifax County is being transformed into wetlands.
The project is the state's largest waterfowl habitat project-- west of Tidewater.
Thousands of oaks and other hardwoods were planted.
Delegate Ted Bennett praised the work of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and Virginia Power.
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SOT
IN Q=The local

((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX:THE LOCAL PEOPLE REALLY WERE CONCERNED THAT THERE WAS NO WAY THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL WILDLIFE AREA COULD CO-EXIST WITH A PHENOMENAL FACILITY THAT STANDS BEHIND US BUT THEY'VE PROVEN NOT ONLY THAT IT CAN BE ENHANCED, SO IT'S A GREAT STORY. BILL WOODFIN, JR./VA. DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: WE'LL SEE A COMBINATION OF WATERFOWL, DUCKS, GEESE AND SONGBIRDS. AND, IT WILL BE A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND SEE AND WATCH AND ENJOY WILDLIFE. AND, THOSE FOLKS WHO ENJOY HUNTING IN OTHER AREAS SHOULD SEE BENEFIT FROM IT, ALSO. ))
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SUPER=01-Bill Woodfin, Jr./Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries; :17
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=from it also.
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VO-NAT


The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as well as Virginia Ducks Unlimited also donated 25-thousand dollars each toward the project.
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8E-Pet-pig


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=none


It's not a dog or a cat, but a pot- bellied pig that a Roanoke family is fighting to keep in its home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Pat Earles says her son Chuck worked hard last year for something he really wanted.
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SOT 3:29:39
IN Q=He had asked

((PAT EARLES: HE HAD ASKED FOR A POT-BELLIED PIG, AND WE TOLD HIM IF HE DID WELL IN SCHOOL WE WOULD SEE ABOUT IT- HE DID WELL IN SCHOOL, AND FOR HIM THAT'S A STRUGGLE- AND SO WE GOT HIM THE POT-BELLIED PIG.))
SUPER=07-Pat Earles;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=pot-bellied pig.
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VO-NAT


Now the family has found out that owning a pig violates a city ordinance- and City Council's told them their pet must go.
Earle says she's hired a lawyer and plans to fight.
Her son says the pig is no different than any other pet.
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SOT 3:32:57
IN Q=Yeah, he's about

((YEAH, HE'S ABOUT THE SAME AS A DOG- HE ACTS LIKE A DOG.))
SUPER=07-Chuck Whately
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=acts like a dog.
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VO-NAT


The family wants the City Council to amend the ordinance, allowing for residents to own one small pig as a pet.
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8weather


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


Let's take a moment to check today's outlook--
Warmer today, with plenty of sunshine.
Highs will be in the lower 70s.
Continued clear skies tonight, with lows in the 40s.
Turning mostly cloudy by tomorrow, with highs near 70.
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