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7E-Train-Fatals


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Train accident


Two young men were struck and killed last night by a train in Altavista.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Altavista


It was just before six when police got the call-
Two people were crossing the railroad tracks when they were hit by a southbound Norfolk Southern train.
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SOT 7:28:20
IN Q=It turned out

((SGT. JERRY ROWLAND/ALTAVISTA POLICE: IT TURNED OUT THAT IT WAS PROBABLY A QUARTER OF A MILE NORTH OF WHERE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS. WHEN WE FINALLY DID LOCATE THE BODIES, IT WAS INDEED TWO BODIES RATHER THAN ONE.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Rowland/Altavista Police; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=rather than one.
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VO-NAT


Police say the victims are 17- year- old Richard Thomas Lancaster from Lynch Station and 18- year- old Kevin T. Childress from Hurt.
Police say the railroad tracks are frequently used by pedestrians looking for a shortcut to the downtown area.
Police say one train had already passed and police think the teens did not see that a second train was coming.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Autopsies are being done on both victims.

7E-Shawsville-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Accident


In Montgomery County, an auto accident sent a teenager to the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Sixteen- year- old Michael (Vri-zen-dine) Vrizendine was riding in a car driven by 18- year- old Bobby Dwayne Davis.
Police say the teens were driving about 70 miles per hour on Dun Hill Road when the driver lost control of the car.
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SOT 5:18:26
IN Q=He laid down

((J.D. DIAMOND/STATE TROOPER: HE LAID DOWN THE SKID MARKS RIGHT HERE, AND WENT OVER INTO THE BANK AND WENT HEADFIRST INTO THE GROUND, STARTED TO ROLL AND THE PASSENGER, WHO DIDN'T HAVE HIS SEATBELT ON, WAS PARTLY EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER ON TOP OF HIM.))
SUPER=01-J.D. Diamond/State Trooper
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=top of him.
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VO-NAT


Vrizendine was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is in stable condition.
Davis was treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital for minor injuries and released.
Police have charged Davis with reckless driving.
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7E-Davies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia's Council of Higher Education will soon be looking for a new leader.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Gordon Davies' contract expires in June and will NOT be renewed.
He's widely credited for giving Virginia colleges a higher national stature.
But he's had strained relations with Governor Allen's appointees to the council.
It engineered a seven-to-three vote yesterday to end his contract.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Davies attributed his dismissal to what he called: "a difference in perception on how you do this job."
Davies had resisted continued cutbacks and money-saving plans the Allen administration has pushed for state colleges.

7E-Thomasville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


A major employer in the town of Brookneal and Campbell County is apparently closing its doors, that means some 325 people will be without jobs.
Workers at Thomasville Furniture in Brookneal say they were told yesterday afternoon the factory is shutting down sometime in June.
Company officials would NOT comment on the report.. an official statement is expected today.
Sources tell News 7 the closing was prompted by a decrease in demand for furniture the Brookneal plant makes.

7S-JLARC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The General Assembly's watchdog agency plans 18 investigations into state business this year.
Among them, the impact that welfare reform is having on Virginia's families.
The Tidewater area will be phased into the welfare- to- work requirement today.
The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission will also look at:
-- the availability and regulation of child day care,
-- staffing and programs at Virginia's prisons,
-- and if there is a wage gap between men and women in the state work force.
Reports are due in the fall.

7weather


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


Let's take a look now at the mid- week forecast.
Partly sunny skies today and very mild.
Expect highs near 70.
Clouding up though by tonight, with showers likely.
Lows will fall into the upper 40s.
A lingering chance of showers tomorrow, with cool temperatures in the mid 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/17/97

SUPER=130-7/Suzanne Ruthger/Salem;



SUPER=130-2/Ryan Gallimore/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-7/Corey Hall/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-13/Angelina Robertson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Kayla Leonard/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Dominique Irvis/Roanoke;


Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


"The Devil's Own" is a dark drama that blurs the line between good guys and bad as the violence in Northern Ireland bleeds--literally--into New York.
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SOT TC 7:44:00
IN Q=Just what do...

(("THE DEVIL'S OWN"/COLUMBIA PICTURES: JUST WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING? YOU'RE A STUPID MAN, MR. BURK.))
SUPER=18-"The Devil's Own"; :
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=man, Mr. Burk.


Brad Pitt is Frankie. As a child, he saw his father gunned down, and has devoted his life to fighting against the British.
He goes to New York to purchase missles from a scumbag dealer--Treat Williams.
Harrison Ford is a good hearted Irish cop who lets Frankie stay with him, unaware of Frankie's past or his present mission.
"The Devil's Own" gets a "B". The script relies on some unlikely scenerios, but the performances of Pitt and Ford take this one about the political thriller genre.
As Frankie tells Tom "Don't expect a happy ending, this isn't an American story, it's an Irish story." cutopen
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55E-Transkrit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=none


A legal defeat for a former male employee of Transkrit who was suing for sexual discrimination.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/May 1996


Greg Holdren was one of nine people hired by Transkrit in late 19-93. Eight of the nine were men.
Holdren got fired after nine months on the job, because he was not keeping up with production quotas.
Sheila Janney's performance was worse than his, so he claimed he was discharged because of his sex.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The judge in Roanoke's Federal Court found no discrimination.

55p-Greenfield


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=business news


An ad campaign is underway at the Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


County officials are in the process of recruiting "high-end" companies to the site...
SUPER=04-Recruiting Video;

which will be located on Route 2-20 between Daleville and Fincastle.
This videotape... along with the slogan, "The Best of Both Worlds" are being used to help promote the 900 acre facility.
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SOT 2:10:50
IN Q=Botetourt Center

((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: BOTETOURT CENTER IS LOCATED IN AN INCREDIBLY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S LOCATED ADJACENT TO I-81 IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ALL THE ROANOKE VALLEY HAS TO OFFER. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=has to offer
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VO-NAT


Burgess hopes to have at least one new corporation on site by the fall of 19-98.
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55S-New-Century


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=business news


Meantime in the Roanoke Valley a group is pioneering a new concept aimed at creating more sites for industrial development.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;


The New Century Council has convinced the Commonwealth to allow communities in the area to jointly develop business parks and share the tax revenue generated from them.
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SOT NEW INDUSTRY II TOT 14:12:21
IN Q=We're able

((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL: WE'RE ABLE TO ALLOW CITIES THAT DON'T HAVE ANY LAND TO INVEST IN A LONG TERM FUTURE, AND THE RURAL AREAS THAT DON'T HAVE MONEY TO UTILIZE URBAN MONEY TO BEGIN THE PARTNERSHIP.))
SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/New Century Council;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the partnership.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;


The first piece of land the New Century Council is targeting is a two- thousand acre site in Pulaski County next to the New River Valley Airport.
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55E-Thomasville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


A major employer in the town of Brookneal and Campbell County is apparently closing its doors in June, that means some 325 people will be without jobs.
Workers at Thomasville Furniture in Brookneal say they were told yesterday.
Company officials would NOT comment on the report.. an official statement is expected today.

55weather


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


Turning now to weather--
Expect partly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures today.
Highs around 70.
Turning cloudy tonight, with showers likely.
Lows in the upper 40s.
Meanwhile, the showers should linger into tomorrow.
Highs will only be in the mid 50s.
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SUPER=#555; reset

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8E-Train-Fatals


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Train accident


Two teenagers were killed last night when they were walking along the train tracks in Altavista.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Altavista


It was just before six police got the call- Two people were crossing the railroad tracks when they were hit by a southbound Norfolk Southern train.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:28:20
IN Q=It turned out

((SGT. JERRY ROWLAND/ALTAVISTA POLICE: IT TURNED OUT THAT IT WAS PROBABLY A QUARTER OF A MILE NORTH OF WHERE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS. WHEN WE FINALLY DID LOCATE THE BODIES, IT WAS INDEED TWO BODIES RATHER THAN ONE.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Rowland/Altavista Police; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=rather than one.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Police say the victims are 17- year- old Richard Thomas Lancaster from Lynch Station and 18- year- old Kevin T. Childress from Hurt.
Police say the railroad tracks are frequently used by pedestrians looking for a shortcut to the downtown area.
Police say one train had already passed and police think the teens did not see that a second train was coming.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Autopsies are being done on both victims.
An investigation into the accident is continuing.

8E-Shawsville-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Accident


Meanwhile, a teenager in Montgomery County was seriously injured in a car accident.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Sixteen- year- old Michael (Vri-zen-dine) Vrizendine was riding in a car driven by 18- year- old Bobby Dwayne Davis.
Police say the teens were driving about 70 miles per hour on Dun Hill Road when the driver lost control of the car.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:18:26
IN Q=He laid down

((J.D. DIAMOND/STATE TROOPER: HE LAID DOWN THE SKID MARKS RIGHT HERE, AND WENT OVER INTO THE BANK AND WENT HEADFIRST INTO THE GROUND, STARTED TO ROLL AND THE PASSENGER, WHO DIDN'T HAVE HIS SEATBELT ON, WAS PARTLY EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER ON TOP OF HIM.))
SUPER=01-J.D. Diamond/State Trooper
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=top of him.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Vrizendine was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is in stable condition.
Davis was treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital for minor injuries and released.
Police have charged Davis with reckless driving.
(----------------)


8E-Thomasville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


A major employer in the town of Brookneal and Campbell County is apparently closing its doors in June, that means some 325 people will be without jobs.
Workers at Thomasville Furniture in Brookneal say they were told yesterday.
Company officials would NOT comment on the report.. an official statement is expected today.

8p-Greenfield


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Botetourt Center at Greenfield is using a catchy slogan to help lure new industry to the area.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


County officials are now in the process of recruiting "high-end" companies to the site...
SUPER=04-Recruiting Video;

which will be located on Route 220 between Daleville and Fincastle.
This videotape... along with the slogan, "The Best of Both Worlds" are being used to help promote the 900 acre facility.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:10:50
IN Q=Botetourt Center

((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: BOTETOURT CENTER IS LOCATED IN AN INCREDIBLY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S LOCATED ADJACENT TO I-81 IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ALL THE ROANOKE VALLEY HAS TO OFFER. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=has to offer
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Burgess hopes to have at least one new corporation on site by the fall of 19-98.
Aside from a business park, Greenfield will offer both recreational and educational facilities.
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8S-JLARC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


How the Commonwealth is handling its OWN business is the topic of 18 investigations planned by the General Assembly's watchdog agency.
Among them, the impact that welfare reform is having on Virginia's families.
The Tidewater area will be phased into the welfare- to- work requirement today.
The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission will also look at:
-- the availability and regulation of child day care,
-- staffing and programs at Virginia's prisons,
-- and if there is a wage gap between men and women in the state work force.
Reports are due in the fall.

8weather


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


Checking today's forecast--
Partly sunny and warm today, with highs around 70.
Tonight looks cloudy, with showers developing.
Lows will drop into the upper 40s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow, with some leftover showers.
Cooler highs in the mid 50s.
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