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7P-Confederate-Month


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597=12
SS=none


Two black civil rights groups are demanding an apology from Governor Allen after his decision to celebrate Confederate History month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor's proclamation praises the Confederate States of America for its "four year struggle for independence and sovereign rights."
It makes NO mention of slavery.
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SOT 13:36:56
IN Q=This borders

((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: THIS BORDERS ON BEING JUST PLAIN RACIST. WE'RE GONNA ASK THAT HE REVOKE IT OR APOLOGIZE OR DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE'RE DISGUSTED WITH WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THAT PROCLAMATION.))
SOT 12:01:34

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: FOR PEOPLE TO SELECTIVELY EXCLUDE CERTAIN PARTS OF OUR HISTORY FROM ANY RECOGNITION OR REMEMBRANCE TO ME IS POOR HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;
SUPER=@Allen; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=poor history.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=ALLEN


The state N-double-ACP says it may protest at the Governor's mansion if Allen does NOT issue an apology.

7E-Abbott-Letter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Abbott


In a letter from Roanoke city jail the man accused of heading up an organized crime family writes to proclaim his innocence.
Joe Abbott says there can NOT be a crime family when he's not even on
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke

speaking terms with MEMBERS of the family.
Abbott changed his name from Abed to Abbott while in the Army.
The Government says Abbott heads the Abed crime family.
Abbott says there's "No such a thing."
In his two-page letter, Abbott says his brother has worked for Fairfax County for 23 years.
He says he and his brother have not been on "talkative terms" for years. He says the same goes for his son, (Ree-odd) Rayed, and the two nephews who're charged along with him.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


He says his son and nephews were not even allowed in the Pancake House he used to run.
And he says he can prove that.

7Orchards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-18 and 97-22)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Area fruit growers are closing inspecting their crops this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The temperature dipped below freezing last night, into the low 30s and 20s.
This could spell serious trouble for growers.
At Ikenberry Orchards they fired up the wind machine last night in an attempt to keep the cold temperatures from destroying the fruit.
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SOT 4:44:20
IN Q=It will

((MARK IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: IT WILL PULL THE WARM AIR DOWN, BLOW IT AROUND AND CIRCULATE ABOUT A 5 ACRE BLOCK. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Ikenberry/Ikenberry Orchards;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=5 acre block
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VO-NAT


Many apple and peach trees are in full bloom... meaning the fruit could suffer irreversible damage, but farmers did all they could.
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SOT 4:45:44
IN Q=Basically

((MARK IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: BASICALLY WAIT UNTIL IT WARMS UP A LITTLE BIT. YOU CAN GET OUT LOOK AND SEE HOW BAD THE PEDALS ARE BURNT ON THE BLOOMING TREES. PEACHES-- THEY HAVE REAL SMALL PEACHES ON THEM RIGHT NOW. IF YOU TAKE A POCKET KNIFE AND CUT INTO THEM. IF THEY'RE BROWN IN THE CENTER, THEY'LL BE DEAD. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=they'll be dead
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VO-NAT


Mark Ikenberry says it only takes one cold night to suffer major fruit loss.
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7p-rail-merger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=Rail merger


C-S-X and Northern Southern's plan to divvy up Conrail is chugging along smoothly so far.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


N-S will pay six- billion- dollars for 60- percent of the routes.
C-S-X will spend four- billion for the rest.
N-S believes the agreement worked out well...considering it wasn't even part of the original merger plan C-S-X and Conrail had last fall.
But this deal has one big hurdle: federal regulators.
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SOT TAPE TWO 14:35:23
IN Q=If we

((BILL BALES/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Bales/Norfolk Southern;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=quarter of 1998.
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VO-NAT


N-S customers such as Cycle Systems, which sells scrap metal, provide good examples of how carving up Conrail creates new business opportunities.
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SOT 14:03:51 tape one
IN Q=There's a lot of new

((JAY BRENNER/CYCLE SYSTEMS INC.: THERE'S A LOT OF NEW STEEL MILLS LIKE BAR TECH UP IN PENNSYLVANIA IT OPENS UP AND THE BETHLEHEMS, AND THE PITTSBURGH AREA.))
SUPER=01-Jay Brenner/Cycle Systems;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=Pittsburgh area.
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VO-NAT


Conrail has enjoyed a monopoly in the Northeast for two decades.
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7weather


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


Turning now to weather--
Sunny and cool today, with northwesterly winds around 10 miles an hour.
Highs will only be in the lower 50s.
Clear tonight, with temperatures again dropping into the low 30s.
And some sunshine tomorrow, with increasing clouds late.
Highs near 60.
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7BIRTHDAYS!4/11/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-/Cheslie Taylor/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-6/Brianna Peters/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Phyllis Kingery/Buchanan;



SUPER=130-1/Nicholas Parsell/Radford;



SUPER=130-7/Marc Linkous/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-3/Ashley Tatum/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Bryan Woolwine/Shawsville;



SUPER=130-7/Katie Thomas/Troutville;



SUPER=130-62/Sallie Walls/Stanleytown;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/B.C. & Elizabeth Stout/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/LaTasha Newbill/Bedford;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/10th/Frank & Pat Linkenhoker;


Saturday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-56th/Guy & Theresa Delaney/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Billy Mitchell/Galax;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-56th/Mr. & Mrs. Gene Arnold/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Kara Williams/Hardy;


No PIctures:

SUPER=130-27/Larry Tyler/Yorktown;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-10th/David & Katie Drewery/Goodview;



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55P-Confederate-Month


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597=12
SS=none


The N-Double-A-C-P is blasting the Governor Allen's decision to celebrate Confederate History month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor's proclamation praises the Confederate States of America for its "four year struggle for independence and sovereign rights."
It makes NO mention of slavery.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:36:56
IN Q=This borders

((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: THIS BORDERS ON BEING JUST PLAIN RACIST. WE'RE GONNA ASK THAT HE REVOKE IT OR APOLOGIZE OR DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE'RE DISGUSTED WITH WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THAT PROCLAMATION.))
SOT 12:01:34

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: FOR PEOPLE TO SELECTIVELY EXCLUDE CERTAIN PARTS OF OUR HISTORY FROM ANY RECOGNITION OR REMEMBRANCE TO ME IS POOR HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;
SUPER=@Allen; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=poor history.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=ALLEN


The state N-double-ACP says it may protest at the Governor's mansion if Allen does NOT issue an apology.

55Orchards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-18 and 97-22)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Area fruit growerss are checking for possible crop damage this morning from freezing temperatures last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The temperature dipped below freezing last night, into the low 30s and 20s.
This could spell serious trouble for growers.
At Ikenberry Orchards they fired up the wind machine last night in an attempt to keep the cold temperatures from doing irreparable damage.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:44:20
IN Q=It will

((MARK IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: IT WILL PULL THE WARM AIR DOWN, BLOW IT AROUND AND CIRCULATE ABOUT A 5 ACRE BLOCK. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Ikenberry/Ikenberry Orchards;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=5 acre block
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VO-NAT


Many apple and peach trees are in full bloom... meaning the fruit could suffer irreversible damage, but farmers did all they could.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:45:44
IN Q=Basically

((MARK IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: BASICALLY WAIT UNTIL IT WARMS UP A LITTLE BIT. YOU CAN GET OUT LOOK AND SEE HOW BAD THE PEDALS ARE BURNT ON THE BLOOMING TREES. PEACHES-- THEY HAVE REAL SMALL PEACHES ON THEM RIGHT NOW. IF YOU TAKE A POCKET KNIFE AND CUT INTO THEM. IF THEY'RE BROWN IN THE CENTER, THEY'LL BE DEAD. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=they'll be dead
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VO-NAT


Mark Ikenberry says it only takes one cold night to suffer major fruit loss.
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55E-Marley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


Close to 100 new jobs will soon be coming to Smyth County.
Marley Mouldings is investing 10 MILLION dollars to expand its operations in the county.
The expansion should create up to 96 jobs.
Governor Allen approved a 100 thousand dollar grant from his Opportunity Fund to assist the project.
Marley makes window and picture frame mouldings.

55weather


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


Let's take a peak at today's chilly forecast--
Sunny and cool today, with highs in the lower 50s.
Winds will be out of the northwest at 10 miles an hour.
Lows tonight in the 30s under clear skies.
Sunny again tomorrow, but clouding up late, with highs around 60.
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8P-Confederate-Month


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597=12
SS=none


The Governor is calling his proclamation of Confederate History month a celebration.
But the N-Double- A- C- P is calling it borderline racism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor's proclamation praises the Confederate States of America for its "four year struggle for independence and sovereign rights."
It makes NO mention of slavery.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:36:56
IN Q=This borders

((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: THIS BORDERS ON BEING JUST PLAIN RACIST. WE'RE GONNA ASK THAT HE REVOKE IT OR APOLOGIZE OR DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE'RE DISGUSTED WITH WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THAT PROCLAMATION.))
SOT 12:01:34

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: FOR PEOPLE TO SELECTIVELY EXCLUDE CERTAIN PARTS OF OUR HISTORY FROM ANY RECOGNITION OR REMEMBRANCE TO ME IS POOR HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;
SUPER=@Allen; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=poor history.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=ALLEN


The state N-double-ACP says it may protest at the Governor's mansion if Allen does NOT issue an apology.

8E-Abbott-Letter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Abbott


Joe Abbott says he isn't the Godfather--
Abbott is accused of heading up an organized crime family in Roanoke, but he says it doesn't exist.
In a letter from the city jail, the racketeering suspect says there can NOT be a crime family when he's not even on speaking terms with MEMBERS of the family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Abbott changed his name from Abed to Abbott while in the Army.
The Government says Abbott heads the Abed crime family.
Abbott says there's "No such a thing."
In his two-page letter, Abbott says his brother, Abed Jamil Jalil, has worked for Fairfax County for 23 years.
He says he and his brother have not been on "talkative terms" for years. He says the same goes for his son, (Ree-odd) Rayed, and the two nephews who're charged along with him.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


He says his son and nephews were not even allowed in the Pancake House he used to run. And he says he can prove that.

8p-rail-merger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=Rail merger


It's full steam ahead for Norfolk Southern's deal with C-S-X to split up Conrail.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


N-S will pay six- billion- dollars for 60- percent of the routes.
C-S-X will spend four- billion for the rest.
N-S believes the agreement worked out well...considering it wasn't even part of the original merger plan C-S-X and Conrail had last fall.
But this deal has one big hurdle: federal regulators.
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SOT TAPE TWO 14:35:23
IN Q=If we

((BILL BALES/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Bales/Norfolk Southern;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=quarter of 1998.
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VO-NAT


N-S customers such as Cycle Systems, which sells scrap metal, provide good examples of how carving up Conrail creates new business opportunities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:03:51 tape one
IN Q=There's a lot of new

((JAY BRENNER/CYCLE SYSTEMS INC.: THERE'S A LOT OF NEW STEEL MILLS LIKE BAR TECH UP IN PENNSYLVANIA IT OPENS UP AND THE BETHLEHEMS, AND THE PITTSBURGH AREA.))
SUPER=01-Jay Brenner/Cycle Systems;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=Pittsburgh area.
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VO-NAT


Conrail has enjoyed a monopoly in the Northeast for two decades.
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8E-College-Paper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg college students are learning a real- life lesson in journalistic ethics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The "Critograph" student newspaper recently ran two stories on a campus security guard who was caught stealing credit cards from the student mail.
At a public forum yesterday, newspaper staff members found themselves defending how they reported the story.
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SOT 7:06:19
IN Q=We all put

((PETE GILLESPIE/CRITOGRAPH REPORTER: WE ALL PUT TOGETHER A PAPER.. YOU COULD USE.))
SUPER=01-Pete Gillespie/Critograph Reporter; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=you could use.
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VO-NAT


College president Dr. Charles Warren says school administrators have "not" tried to censor the paper, or threaten to withdraw its funding because it published the story.
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8weather


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


Time to take a look at the Thursday forecast--
Sunny skies, and continued cooler temperatures.
Highs in the lower 50s.
Clear tonight, with lows in the 30s.
And sunny again tomorrow, some increasing clouds late.
Highs nearing 60.
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