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7E-Plane-Emergency


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was a freightening afternoon for some passengers on a Continental Airlines flight yesterday as the plane made an emergency landing in Roanoke yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Boeing 737 was heading from Newark to Atlanta.
The flight was diverted to Roanoke after the pilot shut down one of the engines as a precaution.
Passengers praised the crew, but admitted some nervous moments as the plane made its final approach to Roanoke Regional Airport.
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IN Q=Your whole life goes before

((DAN SPINO/PASSENGER: YOUR WHOLE LIFE GOES BEFORE YOU AND THERE'S TWO PEOPLE AROUND YOU AND EVERYBODY BECOMES FRIENDS. AND AS SOON AS IT TOUCHED DOWN WE ALL CLAPPED AND CHEERED AND WE'RE SAFE AND WE'RE HAPPY. WE'RE HERE.)) ((TINA AURIEMMA/PASSENGER: I SAW THOSE MOUNTAINS. WE WERE COMING OVER THEM AND THEY JUST SAID WE'RE LANDING IN ROANOKE. I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE AIRPORT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WE WERE ACTUALLY, SO I THOUGHT WE'RE GOING TO LAND IN THOSE MOUNTAINS, I KNOW IT. BUT THANK GOD WE'RE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Dan Spino/Passenger; :00
SUPER=01-Tina Auriemma/Passenger; :13
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=thank god we're here.
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VO-NAT


The unscheduled stop meant a delay of several hours for some of the passengers.
They resumed their travel on U-S Airways and the last of the passengers were scheduled to leave Roanoke around six o'clock.
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7E-Westvaco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Westvaco


Some Westvaco retired workers say they want their pension's adjusted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


Members of the Westvaco Retirees Association picketed outside of the Covington plant yesterday afternoon.
They say Westvaco refuses to listen to them.
Because of that, the association is filing an age discrimination law suit.
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SOT 14:59:07
IN Q=They don't

((CLARENCE FARMER/WESTVACO RETIREES ASSOCIATION: THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE US. THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE THE 2 LOCAL UNIONS AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RETIREES. AND THEY JUST SAY NO. ))
SUPER=01-Clarence Farmer/Westvaco Retirees Association;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=just say no
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


A spokesman at the Covington plant confirms that Westvaco does not recognize the retirees association.
He added there are no plans to make any adjustments at this time.

7P-Radford-Arsenal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=none


After being brought back on the job at the start of 1997 some workers at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant are again facing layoffs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


Alliant Techsystems, which operates the arsenal, has NOT released the official details yet.
But spokesman Chuck Lee confirmed some of the affected workers have been notified.
In January, the arsenal recalled about 75 previously laid off workers to help fill an increased number of orders during the first quarter.
Lee says the workers receiving pink slips this time are among those called back in January.
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7E-Presley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Presley


In Salem, V-A Medical Center's two top officials will remain on temporary assignment while an investigation of them continues.
Director John Presley will work out of Atlanta, for up to 30 days; associate director William Delamater (DELL-ah-maiter) will stay in Nashville, also for up to 30 days.
Both were transferred from the Salem V-A hospital, after an investigation into unspecified charges.
Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be in Salem next month to continue looking into the case.
Dr. Rajiv (Jane) Jain will continue as the acting director of the Salem V-A.

7E-Drug-Lab


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Drug bust


Operators of an illegal drug lab have pleaded guilty to a series of major charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./August 1996


D-E-A agents found the most sophisticated illegal laboratory in the mid-Atlantic in Franklin County.
The high-tech operation was housed in old tobacco barn.
SUPER=04-DEA Videotape


While searching the barn agents discovered the lab under bales of hay. Yesterday those who operated it admitted guilt.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


That included pleading guilty to charges related to manufacturing amphetamine, marijuana, conspiracy, money laundering and firearms possession.
They'll be sentenced later.

7weather


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


Turning now to weather--
A flood warning is in effect until 11 a- m for Pittsylania county.
A flash flood warning is posted until 8 a- m for Halifax county.
Meanwhile, the forecast is calling for partly sunny later today.
Look for highs in the upper 60s.
Variably cloudy tonight with light winds.
Lows in the upper 40s.
Partly sunny tomorrow and milder, with highs in the low 70s.
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55Metro-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-12)
GRAPHIC=accident


A very close call for a Valley metro bus driver yesterday, who reportedly blacked out behind the wheel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses say the bus hit a utility pole, then a tree, before plowing into this home on Troutland Avenue.
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SOT 0:17:44
IN Q=I run outside

((PHILLIP CARDWELL/RESIDENT: I RUN OUTSIDE, TRYING TO GET THEM OUT OF THE BUS, KNOWING THAT MY FAMILY WAS SAFE. THE BUS DRIVER, HE WAS STILL TRYING TO START IT, OR STEER THE BUS. HE SAID HE BLACKED OUT. I GUESS BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE WERE SAVED. ))
SUPER=01-Phillip Cardwell/Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we were saved.
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VO-NAT


The driver, Charles Saunders says he was feeling sick when he black out.
Linda Ferris, a passenger, managed to grab the steering wheel and pull the driver's foot off the accelator.
None of the passengers on the bus was injured...so far charges have not been filed.
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55E-roanoke-symphony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Symphony


The Roanoke Symphony's concert last night marking the one year anniversary of conductor David Wiley will be more than just a member, it will soon be available on C-D.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Just before intermission Wiley played harpsichord in an eleven person performance.
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SOT
IN Q=hey, we've been sold

((JOYCE KERNODLE/ROANOKE SYMPHONY: HEY, WE'VE BEEN SOLD OUT, LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THE PUBLIC HAS REALLY ACCEPTED DAVID WILEY WITH OPEN ARMS AND I HAVE NEVER HEARD OUR ORCHESTRA PLAY BETTER. )) ((15 SECONDS OF MUSIC))
SUPER=01-Joyce Kernodle/Roanoke Symphony; :00
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=Nat Sound MUSIC
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VO-NAT


The stage got a little more crowded after intermission.
The Symphony and Choral society joined forces with Choirs from Liberty University and Virginia Tech.
The 350 member group performed Beethoven's Symphony Number Nine last night.
The piece was recorded for the group's first compact disc.
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SOT 7:40:35
IN Q=it's an exciting

((BONITA HYMAN/GUEST SOLOIST: IT'S AN EXCITING PIECE OF MUSIC-- AND THE FOURTH MOVEMENT IN PARTICULAR IS EXCITING AND FULL OF LIFE AND ENERGY. ))
SUPER=01-Bonita Hyman/Guest Soloist;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=life and energy
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VO-NAT


The C-D will be released this summer.
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55WEATHER


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


Recent heavy rainfall has prompted a flood warning in Pittsylvania county until 11 this morning.
A flash flood warning is posted for Halifax county until 8 a- m.
As for today's forecast, skies will turn partly sunny.
Expect highs in the upper 60s.
Variably cloudy tonight, with lows dropping into the upper 40s.
Tomorrow looks partly sunny and warmer, highs in the low to mid 70s.
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8E-Plane-Emergency


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was a flight many passengers won't soon forget--
A Continental Airlines jet made an emergency landing yesterday at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Boeing 737 was heading from Newark to Atlanta.
The flight was diverted to Roanoke after the pilot shut down one of the engines as a precaution.
Passengers praised the crew, but admitted some nervous moments as the plane made its final approach to Roanoke Regional Airport.
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IN Q=Your whole life goes before

((DAN SPINO/PASSENGER: YOUR WHOLE LIFE GOES BEFORE YOU AND THERE'S TWO PEOPLE AROUND YOU AND EVERYBODY BECOMES FRIENDS. AND AS SOON AS IT TOUCHED DOWN WE ALL CLAPPED AND CHEERED AND WE'RE SAFE AND WE'RE HAPPY. WE'RE HERE.)) ((TINA AURIEMMA/PASSENGER: I SAW THOSE MOUNTAINS. WE WERE COMING OVER THEM AND THEY JUST SAID WE'RE LANDING IN ROANOKE. I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE AIRPORT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WE WERE ACTUALLY, SO I THOUGHT WE'RE GOING TO LAND IN THOSE MOUNTAINS, I KNOW IT. BUT THANK GOD WE'RE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Dan Spino/Passenger; :00
SUPER=01-Tina Auriemma/Passenger; :13
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=thank god we're here.
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VO-NAT


The unscheduled stop meant a delay of several hours for some of the passengers.
They resumed their travel on U-S Airways and the last of the passengers were scheduled to leave Roanoke around six o'clock.
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8Metro-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-12)
GRAPHIC=accident


A fast- moving passenger prevented what could have been a serious bus accident in northwest Roanoke yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses say the Valley Metro bus hit a utility pole, then a tree, before plowing into this home on Troutland Avenue.
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SOT 0:17:44
IN Q=I run outside

((PHILLIP CARDWELL/RESIDENT: I RUN OUTSIDE, TRYING TO GET THEM OUT OF THE BUS, KNOWING THAT MY FAMILY WAS SAFE. THE BUS DRIVER, HE WAS STILL TRYING TO START IT, OR STEER THE BUS. HE SAID HE BLACKED OUT. I GUESS BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE WERE SAVED. ))
SUPER=01-Phillip Cardwell/Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we were saved.
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VO-NAT


The driver, Charles Saunders says he blacked out after feeling sick.
Linda Ferris, a passenger, managed to grab the steering wheel and pull the driver's foot off the accelator.
None of the passengers on the bus was injured...so far charges have not been filed.
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8P-Westvaco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=westvaco


Retirees from Westvaco say they're filing a descrimination lawsuit against the company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


Yesterday afternoon, about 50 retired workers picketed outside the Covington plant.
They claim the company is trying to short- change them when it comes to their pensions.
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SOT 14:57:55
IN Q=I'd like

((CLARENCE FARMER/WESTVACO RETIREES ASSOCIATION: I'D LIKE TO SEE WESTVACO GIVE RECOGNITION TO THE RETIREES AND SET DOWN AND TALK ABOUT THE DISPARITIES WITHIN THE PENSION PLAN. MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENT FOR THE FOLKS WHO REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED IT. ))
SUPER=01-Clarence Farmer/Westvaco Retirees Association;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=need it
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Company spokesman Robert Crockett says there are currently no plans to make adjustments to pension benefits.
He says the Westvaco Retirees Association has no formal relationship with the plant in Covington.

8P-Housing-Authority


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke officials travelled to Richmond to find the new director of the city's Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Yesterday, John Baker was named the successor to Neva Smith.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Baker is a 30- year veteran of the Richmond Housing Authority, currently serving as Director of Planning and Community Development.
Roanoke officials say he's the right man for the job at a time of declining federal dollars.
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IN Q=With the reduction in federal funds

((JOHN BAKER/NEW HOUSING AUTHORITY DIR.: WITH THE REDUCTION IN FEDERAL FUNDS, AND POSSIBLY THE REDUCTION OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, THERE'S GOING TO BE A SHIFT IN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITIES AND HOW WE MEET THE NEEDS OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE THAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO AND I THINK WITH THE HELP OF A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE IN ROANOKE, IT'S GOING TO BE QUITE A SUCCESS.))
SUPER=01-John Baker/New Housing Authority Dir.; :
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=quite a success.
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VO-NAT


Baker will follow Smith, who is retiring this month after four and a half years on the job in Roanoke.
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8weather


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


Today's forecast is drier, but recent rains have led to a flood warning posted for Pittsylvania county.
It'll be in effect until 11- am.
Skies will be turning partly sunny later today.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Variably cloudy tonight, lows in the upper 40s.
Tommorrow will be partly sunny and pleasant, highs in the low to mid 70s.
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