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7E-Melrose-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Fire


An apartment fire in Roanoke leaves one elderly woman in very serious condition at Roanoke Memorial this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The fire started in Veda (VEEDA) Linkswiler's seventh floor apartment.
Fire officials say it appears the blaze started on the couch.
They say Linkswiler was on oxygen, and the fire may have been sparked by a cigarette.
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SOT
IN Q=she was burned

((THOMAS TYREE/DISTRICT CHIEF; SHE WAS BURNED, HER LEG, PORTIONS OF HER FACE, THE EVACUATED HER OUT AND SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. THE FIRE'S UNDER CONTROL, THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM WAS ACTIVATED, THERE'S SOME WATER DAMAGE AND SOME SMOKE DAMAGE.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Tyree/District Chief
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=some smoke damage
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VO-NAT


The building's sprinkler system extinguished the fire before it could spread outside the seventh floor room.
Residents evacuated the building when they heard the alarm.
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SOT 18:40:13
IN Q=I went up

((REBECCA SIZEMORE/7TH FLOOR RESIDENT; I WENT UP THE ELEVATOR END AND STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS, THIS LADY WAS ASLEEP AND DIDN'T HAVE HER HEARING AIDS IN, GOT HER UP AND THEN JUST STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS AND GOT ALL MY HALL AND STARTED DOWN THE STAIRS. ))
SUPER=01-Rebecca Sizemore/Resident;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=down stairs
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VO-NAT


The fire marshal is still investigating.
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7E-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke firefighters are headed for court over a new policy aimed at reducing stress on emergency medical technicians.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


New assignments have firefighters and E-M-T's swapping jobs.
While both have the required training, some firefighters say a lack of experience is a serious problem on both sides.
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SOT 17:41:26
IN Q=what's going to happen

((RON MATHEWS/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE LESS EXPERIENCED FIREFIGHTERS DOING MEDICAL SERVICE, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE LESS EXPERIENCED MEDICAL PEOPLE DOING FIRE SERVICE AND THE PUBLIC IS NOT GOING TO BE SERVED BY THIS.))
SUPER=01-Ron Mathews/Roanoke Firefighter;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q="served by this
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Mathews filed a grievance, but a Roanoke judge rejected it yesterday, saying the Chief has the authority to make assignments as he sees fit.
The chief says reducing on-call hours for E-M-T's will improve service.
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SOT 17:02:31
IN Q=by de-stressing

((JIM GRIGSBY/FIRE AND EMS CHIEF; BY DE-STRESSING, WE CAN PUT SOME OF THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL ON THE ENGINE AND BRING THE ENGINE PERSONNEL OVER ON THAT AMBULANCE TAKING SOME OF THAT STRESS OFF SO WE THINK IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO BE A BETTER LEVEL OF SERVICE, CERTAINLY NOT ANY DEGRADING OF SERVICE.))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Fire & EMS Chief;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=degrading of service
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Twenty-four more firefighters will take the same grievance to court this Friday.




7E-Dan-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=layoffs


Danville could soon see a rise in its unemployment rate after one of its largest employers closes a factory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Dan River says it will phase out its Riverside mill over six months.
Right now the plant employs 350 people.
There WILL be job losses-- but Dan River is not saying how many.
The company says many of the Riverside workers will be transferred to Dan River's Schoolfield complex.
Other employees will get first crack at any newly created jobs in other Danville operations.
The company says the shutdown is a result of its multi million dollar modernization in Danville.
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7P-Spring-Scams


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=SCAMS


A warning to those of you who may be planning to make a few spring home repairs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Better Business Bureau is issueing a warning home owners to be cautious when it comes to hiring contractors.
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SOT 11:10:27
IN Q=People think

((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: PEOPLE THINK THEY'RE GOING TO GET A GREAT DEAL. IN REALITY THEY END UP SPENDING A LOT MORE. ))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=a lot more
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VO-NAT


The Better Business Bureau is referring to the annual spring scams.
They say if an independent contractor shows up at your home-- unexpectedly, follow these tips.
Check the person's license plates to see if they're from out- of- state.
If you're presented with a contract, make sure you read every detail.
Ask the contractor for references.
And never agree to have any repairs done until you've received at least two other bids.
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7weather


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


Time now to check the forecast--
Turning mostly sunny and breezy today.
Look for highs in the upper 60s, with southwest winds up to 20 miles an hour.
Clear and very cool tonight, with scattered frost possible.
Lows dropping into the mid 30s.
Sunny skies tomorrow, with highs in the mid 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 5/7/97

SUPER=130-12/Kyndra Woolwine/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-8/Laurie Williams/Lynch Station;



SUPER=130-7/Jordan Turner/Radford;



SUPER=130-/Jolie Shelton/ Hurt;



SUPER=130-90/Vanna Allman/Glade Hill;


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SUPER=130-67/Ruby Light/Roanoke;

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55E-Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Some citizen's groups are suggesting the city spend more money on young people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A public hearing last night centered on a proposed "city-wide youth application."
Three community groups want to copy the programs at the West End Center.
But they say the proposed budget does NOT give them enough money to help the young people in their areas.
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SOT 8:34:42
IN Q=WEST END CENTER

((TOM MCMICHAEL: WEST END CENTER HAS A BROAD BASE OF FUNDING AND WE HAVE A BROAD BASE OF FUNDING. I THINK THE ISSUE IS WITH THIS WELFARE REFORM... THESE NEEDS WILL BE EXAMINED AND GET SEVERE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Tom McMichael/Presbyterian Community Center;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=PERIOD OF TIME
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VO-NAT


Some residents in the Southeast section of the city say they're being neglected.
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SOT 7:38:18
IN Q=they have not

((PAT DILLARD/PRESBYTERIAN CENTER: THERE HAS NOT... 15-20 YEARS AGO. )) ((PHILIP CHAGNON: IT'S NOT JUST THE ....KIDS IN WHOLESOME ACTIVITIES. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Dillard/Presbyterian Community Center; :00
SUPER=07-Philip Chagnon; :11
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=wholesome activities.
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VO-NAT


City Council is expected to finalize its 16 million dollar budget next week.
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55E-Trust-Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Advance Auto TRUST 500 may have brought in some big bucks but some say it also had a few too many crashes.
So organizers are now taking a second look at the charity fundraiser.
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VO-NAT


The go-cart race in downtown Roanoke raised roughly 40-thousand dollars for TRUST, more than doubling the trouble center's previous fundraising high.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday;


But a number of drivers flipped their vehicles, including the eventual winner.
That has the race coordinator waving the caution flag, saying a number of changes will take place if the event runs again.
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SOT tape one 23:04:02
IN Q=We may

((DAVE FRANKLIN/TRUST 500 COORDINATOR: WE MAY PUT IT IN A NEW LOCATION, WE'RE GONNA WORK ON THE TECHNICAL PART OF THE RACE, THE OFFICIATING. WE HAD A SMALL GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WAS TRYING TO PUT ON A VERY LARGE EVENT. AND WE'LL KNOW NEXT YEAR THAT WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO HELP OUT TO MAKE THINGS RUN A LITTLE SMOOTHER.))
SUPER=01-Dave Franklin/TRUST 500 Coordinator;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=smoother.
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VO-NAT


Dave Franklin says a number of potential sponsors are already asking about next year's event.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
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TAPE#
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Turning to weather--
Mostly sunny skies ahead for today, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Clear skies and scattered frost tonight.
Lows falling into the mid 30s.
Tomorrow, meanwhile, look sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.
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8P-Melrose-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=fire


A fire at the Melrose Towers Apartments has an elderly resident in very serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The fire started in (VEEDA) Veda Linkswiler's seventh floor apartment.
Fire officials say it appears the blaze started on the couch.
They say Linkswiler was on oxygen, and the fire may have been sparked by a cigarette.
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SOT
IN Q=she was burned

((THOMAS TYREE/DISTRICT CHIEF; SHE WAS BURNED, HER LEG, PORTIONS OF HER FACE, THE EVACUATED HER OUT AND SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. THE FIRE'S UNDER CONTROL, THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM WAS ACTIVATED, THERE'S SOME WATER DAMAGE AND SOME SMOKE DAMAGE.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Tyree/District Chief
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=some smoke damage
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VO-NAT


The building's sprinkler system extinguished the fire before it could spread outside the seventh floor room.
Residents evacuated the building when they heard the alarm.
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SOT 18:40:13
IN Q=I went up

((REBECCA SIZEMORE/7TH FLOOR RESIDENT; I WENT UP THE ELEVATOR END AND STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS, THIS LADY WAS ASLEEP AND DIDN'T HAVE HER HEARING AIDS IN, GOT HER UP AND THEN JUST STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS AND GOT ALL MY HALL AND STARTED DOWN THE STAIRS. ))
SUPER=01-Rebecca Sizemore/7th Floor Resident;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=down stairs
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VO-NAT


The fire marshal is still investigating.
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8P-Dan-River


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=layoffs


Some jobs will likely be lost when Dan River Mills shuts down one of its plants in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The company is closing its Riverside weaving facility-- where it currently employs 350 people.
The company plans to phase out the the plant over six months, and some Riverside employees will be transferred to the company's Schoolfield complex.
But Dan River says there WILL be a net loss of jobs after this closing.
The company says the shutdown is part of its multi-million dollar modernization effort at its Danville facilities.
Approximately 45-hundred employees work for Dan River in Danville.
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8p-city-budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Roanoke's teenagers should have more money set aside for them.
That's what many were saying at a public hearing last night on the city's
proposed 161- million dollar budget. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Most comments centered on a proposed "city-wide youth application."
Four community service groups joined forces.
They want programs similar to those at the West End Center throughout the city.
But they say the proposed budget does NOT give them enough funding to help troubled youth.
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SOT 8:34:42
IN Q=WEST END CENTER

((TOM MCMICHAEL: WEST END CENTER HAS A BROAD BASE OF FUNDING AND WE HAVE A BROAD BASE OF FUNDING. I THINK THE ISSUE IS WITH THIS WELFARE REFORM... THESE NEEDS WILL BE EXAMINED AND GET SEVERE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Tom McMichael/Presbyterian Community Center;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=PERIOD OF TIME
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VO-NAT


Some citizens in the Southeast section of the city say they're being neglected.
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SOT 7:38:18
IN Q=they have not

((PAT DILLARD/PRESBYTERIAN CENTER: THERE HAS NOT... 15-20 YEARS AGO. )) ((PHILIP CHAGNON: IT'S NOT JUST THE ....KIDS IN WHOLESOME ACTIVITIES. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Dillard/Presbyterian Community Center; :00
SUPER=07-Philip Chagnon; :11
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=wholesome activities.
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VO-NAT


City Council is expected to finalize the budget next week.
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8P-W&L-Student


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Washington and Lee student fell to his death Friday night.
19- year- old Freshman John "Jack" (BO-DEN) Bowden fell out of a second floor window.
A University spokesman says Bowden had been drinking.
He was alone in the room when he fell... some students passing by the dorm found him.
Bowden was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital with head injuries.
He was then flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died.
Bowden was from Connecticut.

8weather


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


Let's take a look now at the Tuesday forecast--
Skies becoming mostly sunny today, with highs reaching the upper 60s.
Winds will be out of the southwest up to 20 miles an hour.
Clear and very cool by tonight, with some scattered frost.
Lows in the mid 30s.
And sunny again tomorrow, highs in the mid 60s.
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