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7E-Goodyear-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-16
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


The strike continues as week two begins for nearly two thousand workers at the Goodyear plant in Danville.
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VO-NAT

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SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week


Negotiators for the United Steelworkers union and management have reportedly made little progress in their ongoing contract talks, taking place in Cincinnati.
Goodyear workers in seven states walked off the job last Sunday.
Pay and benefits appear to the be the major sticking point, but the union also wants all contracts covering Goodyear's 20-thousand union employees to expire at the same time.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Goodyear


Management has said it will attempt to keep production going at the affected plants.
Goodyear is also reportedly seeking to reduce its labor costs at two of the factories, the Danville plant and another facility in Union City, Tennessee.

7E-Wilkins-Putney


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=none


Bedford to Botetourt Delegate Lacey Putney has served in the General Assembly longer than any other current member, 35 years, and is the only independent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Now Putney has a new distinction.
He's the man House Republican leader Vance Wilkins likes so much that he's urging fellow Republicans NOT to challenge him for re-election.
G-O-P sources tell News 7 Wilkins has discouraged G-O-P candidates from opposing Putney.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


But a Forest attorney is unswayed.
He's set to announce his candidacy in a few weeks.
Putney's refused to join the Republican party after over a decade of heavy lobbying.
So why's Wilkins so fond of the former Democrat?
As one Republican puts it, Putney most often votes with Republicans now... and there's NO need to upset the apple cart.

7E-Graybeal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Graybeal, Pat


After 25 years of service a New River Valley judge is retiring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Family and friends helped mark the end of Patrick Graybeal's six years as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations judge.
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SOT
IN Q=JUDGE GRAYBEAL

((RICHARD CHIDESTER/FRMR. ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; JUDGE GRAYBEAL IMPRESSED ME AS BEING VERY FAIR, ALWAYS WILLING TO LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY, WHICH I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT IN JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT, ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN, AND WE'LL CERTAINLY MISS HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Chidester/Frmr. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=MISS HIM
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VO-NAT


He also served as Montgomery County's Commonwealth Attorney from 19-64 to 19-89.
Graybeal lost both hands earlier in his career as a prosecutor after a pipe bomb exploded on his car.
A killer he helped send to prison apparently hired someone to plant the bomb.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Graybeal will officially step down Wednesday.
On Thursday, Bob Viar -- Graybeal's successor, will begin hearing cases.
Viar is a lawyer in Christiansburg.

7Temptations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke County restaurant operated by a drug dealer turned D-E-A informant has closed.
Tempation's was the business of Javier Cruz.
Cruz left the state after reports were published last fall about drug smuggling charges against him.
His arrest in 19-91 led to an undercover role infiltrating Colombia's Cali drug cartel.
Investigators said Cruz provided information that helped lead to 136 arrests around the country.
Cruz's attorney contends that publicity about his client's drug activities damaged the restaurant.

7Signs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A national conservation group says some of Virginia's highway billboards aren't making the grade.
Scenic America claims more than one-third of the state's billboards don't meet the requirements of Highway Beautification Act.
The group says Virginia ranks 19th in the country for non-conforming billboards.
Texas is ranked first.
For total numbers of signs, Virginia ranks 26th in the nation with more than 36-hundred billboards.
Florida is number one in that category.

7weather


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


Time now to check the Monday outlook--
Cloudy skies, with a good chance of more showers today.
Highs warming up into the upper 60s.
More showers possible tonight, with clearing late.
Lows in the mid 40s.
And mostly sunny by tomorrow, with highs nearing 70.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/29/97

SUPER=130-9/Samantha Doyle/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Ashley Claybrook/Gladys;



SUPER=130-30/Frank Belcher/Bassett;



SUPER=130-15/KaRenda LaPrade/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-5/Nicole Whitlow/Henry;



SUPER=130-8/Quinn Mongan/Salem;



SUPER=130-77/Christan Alderman/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/Chris Conley/Princeton WV;



SUPER=130-88/Jake Cook/Goodview;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-2nd/Jay & Jackie Walker/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-65/Sallie Hubbard/Dry Fork;



SUPER=130-1/Deanglo English/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-32/Wesley Dalton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-36/Dale Chinault/North Carolina;



SUPER=130-/Mary Lou Griener/Roanoke;



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55E-Goodyear-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-16
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


It looks like it could be another week on the picket line for Danville Goodyear workers.
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VO-NAT

use file tape: 597-10, 97-18
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week


Negotiators for the United Steelworkers union and management have reportedly made little progress in their ongoing contract talks, taking place in Cincinnati.
Goodyear workers in seven states walked off the job last Sunday.
Pay and benefits appear to the be the major sticking point, but the union also wants all contracts covering Goodyear's 20-thousand union employees to expire at the same time.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Goodyear


Goodyear is also reportedly seeking to reduce its labor costs at two of the factories, the Danville plant and another facility in Union City, Tennessee.
Some 2-thousand Goodyear workers are on strike in Danville.

55E-Mabry-Mill


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-18
GRAPHIC=none


Camera's are clicking again at the Blue Ridge Parkway's most photographed landmark.
Mabry Mill and the park surrounding opened this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


The park had been closed while the staff made some repairs to the mill.
Maintenance workers spent last week dreging the mill's retaining pond.
Creeks and water from roadways filled the pond with mud and in some places the mud was higher than the water.
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IN Q=IT'S FUNCTIONAL

((LESTER WOOD/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: IT'S FUNCTIONAL FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. WE GOT THE WATER DREDGED OUT AND WE'RE SIX FOOT DEEP WITH WATER AND ALL THE SEDIMENT IS GONE.))
SUPER=01-Lester Wood/Blue Ridge Parkway;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=SEDIMENT IS GONE
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VO-NAT


The park and restaurant opened this weekend.
Corn meal grinding and black smith demonstrations will start in late May.
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55E-Hillsville-Fund


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=none


Support is pouring in for a teenage girl who witnessed the shooting deaths of her mother and sister at the hands of her father.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/April 4;


Three weeks ago Donnie Ray Dalton opened fire on his wife through the window of the family's mobile home before taking his own life.
Audrey Dalton died at the scene.
Sixteen- year- old Andrea Dalton died during surgery.
Family members say 15- year- old Vanessa Dalton is living with an aunt and uncle now, and has returned to school.
They're setting up a trust fund they hope will help her rebuild her life.
Donations may be made at the Bank of Carroll in Hillsville.
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55weather


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


Turning to the forecast now.
It will continue to be cloudy today, with the possibility of more showers.
Highs in the upper 60s.
A chance of more rain tonight, but clearing late.
Lows in the mid 40s.
And drier by tomorrow, with plenty of sunshine and a high around 70.
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8E-Goodyear-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-16
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Contract negotiations are slow- going for the nearly two thousand Goodyear workers in Danville heading into their second week on strike.
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VO-NAT

use file tape: 597-10, 97-18
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week


Negotiators for the United Steelworkers union and management have reportedly made little progress in their ongoing contract talks, taking place in Cincinnati.
Goodyear workers in seven states walked off the job last Sunday.
Pay and benefits appear to the be the major sticking point, but the union also wants all contracts covering Goodyear's 20-thousand union employees to expire at the same time.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Goodyear


Management has said it will attempt to keep production going at the affected plants.
Goodyear is also reportedly seeking to reduce its labor costs at two of the factories, the Danville plant and another facility in Union City, Tennessee.

8E-Wilkins-Putney


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=none


Delegate Lacey Putney is the General Assembly's only independent, and the longest- serving CURRENT member.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


But Bedford to Botetourt Delegate Putney has a NEW distinction.
He's the man House Republican leader Vance Wilkins likes so much that he's urging fellow Republicans to NOT challenge him for re-election.
G-O-P sources tell News 7 Wilkins has discouraged G-O-P candidates from opposing Putney.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


But a Forest attorney is unswayed.
He's set to announce his candidacy in a few weeks.
Putney's refused to join the Republican party after over a decade of heavy lobbying.
So why's Wilkins so fond of the former Democrat?
As one Republican puts it, Putney most often votes with Republicans now... and there's NO need to upset the apple cart.

8E-Graybeal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Graybeal, Pat


A New River Valley judge is retiring after more than 20 years on the bench.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Family and friends helped mark the end of Patrick Graybeal's six years as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations judge.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=JUDGE GRAYBEAL

((RICHARD CHIDESTER/FRMR. ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; JUDGE GRAYBEAL IMPRESSED ME AS BEING VERY FAIR, ALWAYS WILLING TO LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY, WHICH I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT IN JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT, ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN, AND WE'LL CERTAINLY MISS HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Chidester/Frmr. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=MISS HIM
(----------------)
VO-NAT


He also served as Montgomery County's Commonwealth Attorney from 19-64 to 19-89.
Graybeal lost both hands earlier in his career as a prosecutor after a pipe bomb exploded on his car.
A killer he helped send to prison apparently hired someone to plant the bomb.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Graybeal will officially step down Wednesday. On Thursday, Bob Viar -- Graybeal's successor will start hearing cases.
Viar is a lawyer in Christiansburg.

8E-Mabry-Mill


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-18
GRAPHIC=none


Mabry Mill and its surrounding park officially kicked off the tourist season this weekend.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


The park had been closed while the staff made some repairs to the mill.
Maintenance workers spent last week dreging the mill's retaining pond.
Creeks and water from roadways filled the pond with mud and in some places the mud was higher than the water.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:31:12
IN Q=IT'S FUNCTIONAL

((LESTER WOOD/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: IT'S FUNCTIONAL FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. WE GOT THE WATER DREDGED OUT AND WE'RE SIX FOOT DEEP WITH WATER AND ALL THE SEDIMENT IS GONE.))
SUPER=01-Lester Wood/Blue Ridge Parkway;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=SEDIMENT IS GONE
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The park and restaurant opened this weekend.
Corn meal grinding and black smith demonstrations will start in late May.
(----------------)



8Signs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's a SIGN of non- compliance.
More than one- third of the billboards along Virginia's federally funded highways don't meet the requirements of the Highway Beautification Act.
That according to the conservation group, Scenic America.
The group says Virginia ranks 19th in the country for non-conforming billboards.
Texas is ranked first.

8weather


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


Let's check out the Monday forecast--
Clouds today, with more showers likely.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Rain may continue tonight, with skies clearing late.
Lows in the mid 40s.
And turning mostly sunny by tomorrow, with highs near 70.
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