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7E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


The Goodyear strike is over.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Workers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a six-year contract, the longest contract in the history of the tire industry.
The deal calls for pay raises and enhanced retirement benefits.
Employees were told last night they could return to work immediately.
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The two-and-a-half-week walkout idled about 12-thousand workers, including 18-hundred in Danville.

7E-Ironto-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Pritchett


Eight days after a Roanoke man was shot to death at the Ironto rest area police arrest a former truck driver.
An A-T-M transaction moments after the murder led police to arrest 33- year- old Livingston "Bud" Pritchett.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/Virginia State Police; :11
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :27
SUPER=03-Ironto/Last Wednesday; :34
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:00
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7P-Barlow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


New forsenic technology may help Bedford police crack a sixteen year old murder case.
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VO-NAT


TWO- year- old Brandy Barlow disappeared from her home on South Street in Bedford in October of 1980.
SUPER=04-February 1981;


Her body was discovered four months later by a group of men walking along State Route 6-77, about a mile outside the city limits.
She had been strangled and left in a drainage ditch.
No one was arrested- but a little over a month ago, Bedford authorities met and decided to review the case.
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


Chief Milton Graham hopes new forensic and investigative technology can give them some new leads.
Several local and state agencies have promised to lend manpower to the investigation, but that may not happen for several months.
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7E-Truck-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A vinton woman has died in a collision with a tractor trailor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say Faye Annette Cundiff was driving down Orange Avenue in Roanoke when her car hit the curb, veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into the semi.
Police say she died instantly.
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.
Police are still investigating the accident.
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7E-Kroger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Kroger


Kroger's plan to move its distribution center to Roanoke County is now on hold.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


A West Virginia Judge ordered a temporary injunction yesterday afternoon forcing the supermarket chain to keep its Charleston facility for at least 60 days.
Residents from six counties around Charleston filed a lawsuit against the company... claiming the proposed move violates a contractual agreement with the state.
The supermarket chain had planned to move its distribution center to Roanoke County next week.
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7weather


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TAPE#
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Let's check out the Friday forecast--
Partly cloudy early, with increasing clouds and breezy weather through the day.
We'll also have the chance for some showers.
Highs in the low 70s.
Tonight looks partly cloudy and continued breezy.
Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow, with highs in the low to mid 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 5/13/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-3/Brianna Irving/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-14/Megan Hess/Belspring;



SUPER=130-1/Noah Wray/Botetourt Co.;



SUPER=130-3/Rae Marie Hall/Roanoke;


Monday:

SUPER=130-/Peggy Buckles/Roanoke;



(Twins!)
SUPER=130-6/Samantha & Kristen Bussey/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-81/Freck Kendrick/Huddleston;



SUPER=130-7/Brittany Drake/Bedford;



SUPER=130-50/Milton Carson Jr./Madison Heights;



SUPER=130-13/David Hammach/Chatham;



SUPER=130-2/Adam Moore/Hillsville;



SUPER=130-40/Karen Akers/Dublin;



SUPER=130-50/Richard Nicely/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-9/Amber Carter/Buena Vista;

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55p-Oxygen-explosion


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some motorist in Salem got quite a scare yesterday when an oxygen tank exploded.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The tank first ignited, then skyrocketed about 500 feet, landing on the roof of this nearby building.
No one was hurt, but witnesses were shaken up by the incident.
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SOT 18.19.40 - 18.19.52
IN Q=I was driving

((RHONDA SELLERS/WITNESS: I WAS DRIVING BY AND MY SON AND I WERE HERE AND HEARD THIS BIG " WOOSH" SOUND AND THEN ALL THESE SPARKS AND EVERYTHING FLEW THIS WAY. I HAD TO STOP AND BACK-UP BECAUSE I THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO DROP ON MY CAR.))
SUPER=01-Rhonda Sellers/Witness; :02
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on my car
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VO-NAT


The explosion happened at the Highway Machinery and Supply Company in Salem.
The tanker contained 600 pounds of liquid oxygen-- a highly flammable substance.
It is unknown what triggered the accident.
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55E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Goodyear Tire and Rubber workers are returning to their jobs in seven states.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Last night union workers a ratified a six year contract, the longest contract in the history of the tire industry.
It calls for pay raises and enhanced retirement benefits for workers.
Employees can return to work immediately.
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SOT 01:29:00
IN Q=The plant is

(( ))
SUPER=01-Danny Barber/Local 831 President; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=heads held high
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The two-and-a-half-week walkout idled about 12-thousand workers, including 18-hundred in Danville.

55p-US-Airways


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=us airways


After posting a record first quarter profit, U-S Airways says it is cutting some routes, closing some operations and is reducing its presence in nine cities in the fall.
Here in Roanoke the Airline is shutting its maintenance Hangar at Roanoke Regional Airpot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That means more than 100 high-paid, highly- skilled aircraft maintenance positions will be eliminated.
The maintenance operations in Roanoke, Greensboro and Winston-Salem will be consolidated with those in Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Tampa.
For members of the Machinists UNION, that means a transfer- -but NOT necessarily loss of a job.
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SOT 1:56:30
IN Q=They have options

((PAUL ZEITLER/LOCAL MACHINISTS UNION CHAIRMAN: THEY HAVE OPTIONS OF GOING ANYWHERE IN THE SYSTEM THAT THEIR SENIORITY CAN TAKE THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Zeitler/Local Machinists Union Chairman
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=can take them.
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VO-NAT


U-S Airways will begin re-assigning personnel and shutting down its less profitable facilities in September.
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55weather


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


Here's a look at the weather as we head into the weekend--
Increasingly cloudy and breezy today, with a chance of showers.
Highs in the low 70s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
Variably cloudy tommorrow, with highs in the low to mid 60s.
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8p-ironto-murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=MURDER INV


An automated teller machine's camera played a key role in identifying the suspect in the murder of a Roanoke man at an Interstate 81 rest stop.
The victim, 57- year- old (Es-tull) Singleton's bank card was used at an A-T-M within hours of the killing.
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VO-NAT


This is the videotape authorities used to track down the suspect 33- year- old Livingston "Bud" Pritchett of Roanoke.
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SOT 19:25:52 Marrs field tape
IN Q=from this tape
SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=meeting the description.
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Sources tell NEWS-7 Pritchett is unemployed and used to be a truck driver who is very familiar with the Ironto rest area.
SUPER=03-Ironto/April 30;


Singleton was found shot in a grassy area there, his wallet was lying next to him... his pockets were turned inside out.
During questioning yesterday at the state police headquarters in Salem, authorities say Pritchett made self incriminating statements and was taken into custody.
The victim's daughter in-law, did NOT want to appear on camera.
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((I THINK RIGHT NOW WE'RE FEELING PRETTY RELIEVED AT LEAST THAT THERE IS SOMEONE IN CUSTODY AND WE'RE ALL HOPING FOR SOME SENSE OF CLOSURE TO ALL OF THIS.))
SUPER=01-Susan Singleton/Victim's Daughter-in-Law
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=all of this.
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VO-NAT


Pritchett will remain behind bars in the Montgomery County Jail until his arraignment.
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8Barlow


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net l
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Brandy Barlow's body was found in a ditch 16 years ago in Bedford.
Now police plan to re- open their investigation to find her killer.
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VO-NAT


The two and a half- year- old Barlow disappeared from her home in October, 1980.
SUPER=04-October 1980;


Police searched for weeks, but never found her.
Then, in February of 19-81, four men walking along State Route 6-77 discovered Brandy's body stuffed in a culvert.
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Bedford police Chief Milton Graham says he plans to re- open the investigation into Barlow's murder within the next few months.
Graham's hoping new forensic technology and investigative techniques can provide some new leads.
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8E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


It's back to work for Goodyear employees after being on strike for for over two weeks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Last night members of the United Steelworkers across overwhelmingly approved a six year contract, the longest contract in tire history.
The deal calls for pay raises and enhanced retirement benefits.
Employees were told last night they could return to work immediately
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The two-and-a-half-week walkout idled about 12-thousand workers, including 18-hundred in Danville.

8p-US-Airways


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=us airways


U-S Airways re- structuring plans will eliminate over 100 aircraft maintenance jobs at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


U-S Airways made the announcement yesterday morning, as part of a system- wide cost- cutting move.
The aircraft maintenance operations in Roanoke, Greensboro and Winston-Salem will be consolidated with those in Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Tampa.
For members of the Machinists UNION, that means a transfer- -but NOT necessarily loss of a job.
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SOT 1:56:30
IN Q=They have options

((PAUL ZEITLER/LOCAL MACHINISTS UNION CHAIRMAN: THEY HAVE OPTIONS OF GOING ANYWHERE IN THE SYSTEM THAT THEIR SENIORITY CAN TAKE THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Zeitler/Local Machinists Union Chairman
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=can take them.
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VO-NAT


U-S Airways will begin re-assigning personnel and shutting down its less profitable facilities in September.
It'll also eliminate JET service to nine cities, put 22 aircraft permanently in the hangar and close its reservations centers in Nashville and Utica.
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8weather


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


Turning now to weather--
Partly cloudy skies will give way to increasing clouds today.
Winds will be from 10 to 20 miles an hour.
Highs in the low 70s.
Partly cloudy and still breezy tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow, with highs in the low to mid 60s.
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