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Roanoke-Standoff

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=standoff


The suspect in a double murder in Northwest Roanoke held police at bay for almost two hours last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Authorities responded to a gunfire call at East Caru apartments off Melrose Avenue.
That's when they found 23- year- old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey shot to death.
The suspect, 23- year- old Miguel Angel (Orteez) Ortiz was reportedly Sharon Casey's ex- boyfriend.
Ortiz threatened suicide, before he was overcome by police.
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The standoff ended when police shot Ortiz in the stomach.
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Ortiz


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=standoff


Hospital officials are not releasing Ortiz' condition, but they say he is alive.
Eric Earnhart has been following the story this morning.
Double Boxes=Kimberly and Eric/Microwave


He joins us from the apartment complex with an update.
Eric, you talked to neighbors, what do they think about how police handled the situation.
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Detention-Standoff


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=none


A hostage situation inside a Danville juvenile detention home ended peacefully.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Danville police say two juveniles took staff members hostage around one- thirty this morning.
Authorities were alerted to the situation when someone inside the home phoned police.
Staff members were apparently locked in a room for about an hour before authorities entered the home.
No one was hurt-- police say they expect to file charges against several juveniles for abduction and use of a firearm.
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Hepatitis-Scare


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hepatitis


Schoolchildren in 15 states may have been exposed to Hepatitis- A by eating contaminated strawberries.
Neither Virginia, nor West Virginia is among the states believed to have received the tainted shipment of strawberries in their school systems.
Jason Carroll reports.
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Israeli-Bus-Bombing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bombing


Continued violence this morning in the Middle East--
A bus carrying Israeli soldiers took a tumble after being hit by a firebomb near a Palestinian refugee camp.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Bank;


The Army reports 13 people were injured.
The soldiers were travelling in the West Bank when a Molotov cocktail was thrown at it.
Israeli sources say the bus then caught fire and turned over.
SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;


Today's incident comes one day after two failed suicide bombings by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
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OK-Bombing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


As jury selection continues in the Oklahoma City bombing trial, Timothy McVeigh's father is speaking out about his son.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;


Bill McVeigh told a reporter his son "used to despise it when Janet Reno or Clinton came on TV."
McVeigh says he believes Timothy developed anger toward the government after serving in the army.
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((Do you believe your son is this monster that the government has made him out to be? BILL MCVEIGH/TIMOTHY MCVEIGH'S FATHER: NO. You just don't want to believe it, or? BILL MCVEIGH: THAT'S A TOUGH QUESTIONS TO ANSWER-- IF HE'S A MONSTER, IT'S JUST IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. ))
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McVeigh went on to say he has NOT discussed the bombing trial with his son.
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P-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-09
SS=drunk driving


The family of a man charged with involuntary manslaughter following a car crash says he was not the only one to blame.
Tests show both Scotty Chaffin and victim Steve Burton were legally intoxicated.
A Montgomery County judge convicted Chaffin of driving under the influence, Monday.
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Chaffin's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of point-oh-eight
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But Burton also tested above the limit, at point one-oh.
Chaffin's wife believes her husband may be taking the fall for something for which he may not have been fully to blame.
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((MISSY CHAFFIN/SCOTTY CHAFFIN'S WIFE: NOBODY SEEN THE ACCIDENT SO NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED. BUT SEE, I WOULD SAY THAT SCOTTY WAS NOT ALL AT FAULT FOR THIS, BECAUSE IF EITHER ONE OF THEM HADN'T OF BEEN DRINKING IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Keith says the crash was thoroughly investigated, and the evidence is clear that Chaffin crossed the center line into Burton's lane.

E-Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Brush Fire


Firefighters continue to fight hot spots this afternoon following Monday's brushfire.
A patrol is trying to keep any remaining hot embers from escaping the control lines.
Len Besthoff reports.
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Even with the fire contained, crews must still babysit 80- plus acres of scorched national forest along the Roanoke County/Craig County line.
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((Just check, check, and check again? DEAN KELLEY/FIREFIGHTER: YEAH, A LOT OF CHECKING.))
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While the damage done to the popular Dragon's Tooth trail is a big loss for hikers, the U-S Forest Service says it could have been worse.
There was no loss of life or property, and the fire serves as a warning that the spring forest fire season is here.
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((DAVID OLSON/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: DEFINITELY ADHERE TO THE STATE BURNING LAWS, WHICH WOULD BE NO FIRES PRIOR TO FOUR O'CLOCK.))
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((Investigators have nailed down what they believe to be the origination of this forest fire. It was this campsite here, not even a mile from route 311. And now their job is to try to figure out who may have been careless.))
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((OLSON: IT DOES APPEAR TO BE A CASE OF NEGLIGENCE WHERE THERE WAS A CAMPFIRE THAT WAS LEFT BURNING OR ABANDONED.))
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The Forest Service says investigators have leads on who was around when the fire started.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Chesapeake


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


A Roanoke cardboard box plant is part of a multi- million- dollar deal on Wall Street.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Chesapeake Corporation has agreed to sell its Roanoke facility and four other operations for five- hundred- and- eight- million- dollars.
Chesapeake has a little more than 200 employees in Roanoke.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


Chesapeake says the move represents a major step forward in its strategy of focusing on its faster growing operations.
The company buying the plants is St. Laurent (SAN-lore-ONT) Paperboard of Canada.
St. Laurent told Chesapeake it likes the way the plants are run, and anticipates no significant personnel reductions.

P-AEP


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=AEP


Roanoke residents may soon have the chance to choose their electric company.
American Electric Power has filed a report with the State Corporation Commission examining de-regulation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At this point A-E-P officials are viewing competition as a good thing... both for the company and its customers.
But they say it's still too early to tell how de-regulation might affect individual electric bills.
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((BARRY THOMAS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: BEING ABLE TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MARKET FORCES AND COMPETITION WILL SET PRICES FOR THE FUTURE... CERTAINLY WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT... BUT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW AT THIS TIME. ))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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The S-C-C is expected to submit a rough draft of the de-regulatory process during the next legislative session.

E-Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


If you're waiting tables, you won't be getting a raise anytime soon,
At least, NOT if Attorney General Jim Gilmore has anything to say about it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Gilmore's finally issued a legal opinion on how last October's minimum wage increase affects Virginia's "tipped workers."
Gilmore says they will stay at four-25 an hour, where the federal law froze them when it upped other workers' wages to four-75 an hour.
And that four-25 can include tips... making the actual paid wage from the employer much lower.
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E-federal-budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Roanoke College students did what lawmakers is Washington have yet to do.
They balanced the federal budget.
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VO-NAT
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The exercise was sponsored by the Concord coalition, which is a grass roots organization concerned about the growing national debt.
Former Congressmen Jim Olin is a member.
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((JIM OLIN/CONCORD COALITION: WE'RE TRYING TO SEE IF WE CAN'T GET THE GENERAL VOTERS TO UNDERSTAND THIS SITUATION, AND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
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The students teamed up with faculty in an effort to trim 700 million dollars from the budget by the year 2002.
The students DID balance the budget. Mostly by cutting entitlement programs and raising taxes.
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((TOM POWELL/STUDENT: WE'D SAID THE HEAD START, WE'D RATHER CUT THAT, SO AS CONGRESSMEN, WE'D RATHER GET REELECTED AS WELL. )) ((KARL JANSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE STUDENT: IT'S HARD TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM, SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING, BUT YOU KNOW CAN'T BE REELECTED AND THAT'S USUALLY THE THING THAT DOES IT. NOT WORK OUT. ))
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The Concord Coalition says young people should learn about the deficit now-- because they will be paying the bills later.
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E-DMV


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=dmv seal


The Richmond Department of Motor Vehicles is trying to give a red light to long lines and perpetual waiting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But lengthy waits at the D-M-V could soon be 30 seconds shorter per customer thanks to a new 20-million dollar computer system.
D-M-V signed a contract yesterday to expand the 15-year old system.
Among the innovations: scannable bar codes on department paperwork.
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((RICHARD HOLCOMB/DMV COMMISSIONER: WHEN YOU ARE CALLED TO THE SPECIFIC WINDOW, YOUR INFORMATION WILL ALREADY BE IN FRONT OF THAT CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. THAT COULD SAVE A GOOD 20 TO 30 SECONDS PER TRANSACTION. AND CERTAINLY THAT ADDS UP WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE 31- THOUSAND CUSTOMERS ON A DAILY BASIS THAT WE SERVE.))
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All 81 D-M-V branch offices will have the new systems by late next year.
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Hale-Bopp


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


On a clear night, you may have gotten a glimpse of the atmosphere's newest spectacle, the Comet Hale-Bopp.
But a British airline offered its passengers a closer view.
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VO-NAT
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British Midland brought 135 commuters a chance to see what's called the comet of the century from the air.
The comet flight took off from Leeds, England.
Prior to take- off, an astronomer briefed passengers on what to expect.
Once in the air, the cabin lights went off, allowing the comet's glow to shine for its viewers.
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E-Bull-Durham


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


About two hundred people fell victim to an April Fools joke yesterday.
They showed up at Salem Memorial Field for a casting call for extras for the sequel to the 19-87 movie Bull Durham.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


In the film Kevin Costner returns to coach the Durham Bulls.
Both Costner and costar Susan Sarandon were expected at the ballpark yesterday.
At least they were expected by the people who failed to realize that it was all an April Fool's Day joke planned by radio station W-R-O-V.
The station had been promoting the event all weekend. It was expecting a larger crowd but yesterday morning the newspaper spilled the beans.
Still even the gullible received their rewards, everyone who came out to the ball park received two tickets to Sunday's game with the real Durham Bulls AND they got to dance the Macarena.
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AAU


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of s7-3)
GRAPHIC=AAU HOOPS


Cave Spring High School hosted some international athletes last night as some area players took their Russians counterparts to the hardwood.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


The Virginia Gold team's Rodney Morris gets the steal and feed to Peanut Arrington who led the way with 25.
The Russians were not intimidated. Alexander Miloserdov shoots and scores on the driving hoop to tie it he had a team high 19.
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Blacksburg Indian Phillip Klaus would score for the A-A-U team, and Roanoke Gold Select win its in overtime 86-to-83.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=aau


The two teams play again tonight in Martinsville.

Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


The Atlanta Braves opened their 19-97 season last night on the road in Houston inside the Astrodome.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Braves vs. Astros; ;00


Chipper Jones would give the Braves a big boost in the third with this massive solo homer to straight away center field. But it would not be enough.
Billy Wagner came on in the ninth and got the save as he preserved the Astros
SUPER=35-Atlanta/1/Houston/2;

2-to-1 win. John Smoltz went the distance and gave up just 8 hits but takes the loss.
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Sox


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S6-23)
SS=Whitesox/jays


Albert Belle helped the White Sox bring home their first 19-97 season win.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/Orioles vs. Blue Jays;


He was outstanding - hitting a double and homer and driving in three runs to lead the Sox to a 6-to-5 win in 10 innings.
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It wasn't nearly as pleasant in Baltimore.
High winds, some overnight snow and ice, and temperatures in the upper 30's forced yesterday's Royals/Orioles game to be called off.
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Reds


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=REDS/ROCKIES


Over on the senior circuit the Reds beat the Rockies with the help of a former area minor league star.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Rockies vs. Reds; :00


All this season players are wearing patches on their uniforms to commemorate Jackie Robinson's 50th anniversary of breaking the color barrier.
And it was a former Salem Buccaneer that got the party started for Cincinnati fans yesterday as Willie Greene nails a two run homer over the right
SUPER=35-Colorado/4/Cincinnati/11;

field fence.
The Big Red Machine rolls to the 11-to-4 win over the Rockies.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


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Duckies


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:35:03)
GRAPHIC=none


Spring is here and what a more fitting sight than a mallard duck and her ducklings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


But this is NOT exactly a puddle from an April shower.
These feathered friends are stuck in a construction pit.
The mother won't fly out because her little ones can't.
City workers came to the rescue.
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