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7E-Council-pay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=City Seal


Roanoke City Council members and Mayor Bowers might not be getting the pay raise that was approved at the last council meeting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City councilman Jack Parrott says he was wrong to vote for the 14-percent pay hike last Monday.
Parrott says many residents are complaining about council's raise.
Now Parrott's calling for another vote.
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SOT 12:07:55
IN Q=We've got a lot

((WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THE CITY. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GOOD THINGS GOING FOR US BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE DON'T NEED IS SOME ISSUE LIKE THIS THAT'S GOING TO JUST SPLIT US REALLY CRITICALLY. BECAUSE WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Councilman
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=to do
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VO-NAT


Council also approved a 28-percent pay raise for Mayor David Bowers.
Bowers says council should also re-examine the paychecks of Roanoke's top administrators.
Bowers will talk about that in a news conference today.
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7E-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


Police are on a man hunt this morning for a bank robbery suspect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


It happened at the Wytheville East Main Street branch of Premier Bank.
Police say a man showed a teller a note demanding cash.
She handed over a bank bag filled with money, and the robber drove off in a dark gray, four-door Mazda.
Police believe the car was last seen heading north on Interstate 81.
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7P-Road-Projects


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


The "smart road" is becoming a reality as an Augusta County company gears up to the first section of it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The state awarded a 17-million dollar contract yesterday to Vecellio
(veh-SILL-ee-oh) and Grogan of Fishersville.


That's for the first two-mile stretch of the six-mile Smart highway in Montgomery County.
The project is designed to test technology that improves highway safety and traffic flow.
Opponents of the Smart Road say more study is needed on the project's environmental impact.
State officials couldn't say when construction would start.
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7S-Democrats


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Virginia Democrats


The number of people on Virginia's Democratic Party staff has been cut in half.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But party officials say it's NOT financial trouble.
SUPER=04-Saturday;


It's just an effort to NOT duplicate jobs being performed by the new "coordinated campaign" of Beyer, Payne, and Dolan, and the House Democratic Caucus.
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SOT 03:45
IN Q=We're all

((JUDY NAPIER/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE'RE ALL GOING AFTER PRETTY MUCH THE SAME DOLLAR. AND WE'RE CONSOLIDATING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BEST DOLLAR GETS RAISED AND THE MOST DOLLARS GET RAISED, AND GO TO WHERE THE EFFORT IS MOST NEEDED. AND THAT IS TO ELECT OUR TICKET.))
SUPER=01-Judy Napier/Virginia Democratic Party;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=our ticket.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Virginia Republicans


The Republican Party of Virginia says it shows the Democratic message is NOT ringing true with donors.
But the Republicans are themselves still 18- thousand dollars in debt from financial trouble two years ago.

7P-Dolan


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=dolan


Violence at interstate rest stops, is the hot topic for Virginia's Republican Attorney General candidate in his campaign.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


On the campaign trail in Pulaski, attorney general candidate Bill Dolan warned against knee- jerk reactions in an effort to improve rest stop security.
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SOT 4:39:03
IN Q=

((BILL DOLAN/(D) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: AND WE'RE GONNA DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE SAFE WHEN THEY STOP, BUT WE'RE NOT GONNA DO IT WITH SNAPPY, LET'S PUT IN A MCDONALD AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. ))
SUPER=@Dolan;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=will be fine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 30;


Estel Singleton of Roanoke, was shot and killed at the Ironto rest stop two weeks ago.
Dolan says he wants to hear ideas from state police on better security measures.
Dolan says he's doubtful that privatizing the rest areas, as republican Jerry Kilgore suggested, would be a viable solution.
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7weather


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


Time now to check out the Friday forecast--
Partly sunny, breezy and cooler today.
Look for highs in the low to mid 60s.
Increasing clouds and diminishing winds later tonight, with lows in the mid 40s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow and warmer, with highs in the 70s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 5/18/97

SUPER=130-16/Heather Bowden/Goshen;



SUPER=130-58/Lorraine Brown/Saxe;



SUPER=130-/Bridget Ferguson/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-8/LeAnna Armstrong/Mill Gap;



SUPER=130-35/C.R. Sult/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-9/Christine Baker/Troutville;



SUPER=130-75/Lucille Burns/Millboro;



SUPER=130-7/Katie Thomas/Floyd;



SUPER=130-91/Roy Morser Sr./Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-12/Melissa Hughes/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-30/Jeannette Hunt/Hurt;



SUPER=130-98/Roby McVey/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Jairamy Goode/Boones Mill; (Pronounced - Jeremy)



SUPER=130-16/Adam Smith/Elliston;



SUPER=130-8/Jarel Phanelson/Roanoke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-11/LaQueda & LaQuesa Hill/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Ashley McManus/Radford;


Monday:

SUPER=130-11/Jennifer Jonas/Elliston;



SUPER=130-/Cathy Williams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Shirlene Witcher/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-8/Jordan Webb/Burnt Chimney;



SUPER=130-100/Gilbert Gobble/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-10/Oaka McGuire/Pearisburg;



SUPER=130-14/Romney Willson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-28/Sharon Vaughn/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-62nd/Waldo & Mattie Slusher/Willis;



SUPER=130-57/Aster Law/Danville;



SUPER=130-5/Kristen Vest/Check;



SUPER=130-50/Howard Adams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Dareyn Williams/Bassett;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-82/Troy Hudson/Vinton;



SUPER=130-/David Fix/Lexington;



SUPER=130-32/Bill Akers/Pilot;



SUPER=130-/Connie Falls/Lexington;



SUPER=130-/Charlie Brown Jr./Bassett;



SUPER=130-/Sissy Stevenson/Lexington;



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55E-Council-pay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=City Seal


One Roanoke City Councilman is having second thoughts about the big raises the council approved for itself earlier this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jack Parrott says he was wrong to vote for the 14-percent pay raise.
Parrott says many residents are now complaining about the raises.
And Parrott is calling for another vote.
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SOT 12:07:55
IN Q=We've got a lot

((WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THE CITY. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GOOD THINGS GOING FOR US BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE DON'T NEED IS SOME ISSUE LIKE THIS THAT'S GOING TO JUST SPLIT US REALLY CRITICALLY. BECAUSE WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Councilman
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=to do
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VO-NAT


Council also approved a 28-percent pay raise for Mayor David Bowers.
Bowers thinks council should also re-examine the paychecks of Roanoke's top administrators.
Bowers will talk about that in a news conference today.
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55P-Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=DEMOCRATS


At the Democrats Richmond headquarters four of the party's eight staff members have been laid off.
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SOT 02:23
IN Q=The coordinated

((JUDY NAPIER/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE COORDINATED CAMPAIGN IS GETTING STARTED ... SIX DIFFERENT ENTITIES ALL WITH STAFF PEOPLE, VERY QUALIFIED STAFF PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Judy Napier/Virginia Democratic Party; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=qualified staff people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republicans say the lay-offs are a sign of UNpopular ideas and low donations.
But the G-O-P is still in recovery from its own debt problems just two years ago.
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55E-Crown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=business news


Some big business news for Lynchburg.
Another company says it will locate its corporate headquarters in the Hill City.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Three executives from Crown Cork and Seal of Philadelphia have bought a packaging machinery business.
The cost- 200-million dollars.
They'll call the new company Crown Simplimatic and run it out of the Hill City.
Crown Simplimatic has one thousand employees in nine plants, on six continents.
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55weather


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


Turning to the Friday outlook--
Partly sunny skies and gusty northwesterly winds.
Highs in the low to mid 60s.
Increasing clouds overnight, with lows in the mid 40s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow and pleasant.
Highs climbing into the 70s.
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8P-Council-pay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-12
SS=rke city seal


A change of heart for one Roanoke city council member.
Jack Parrott voted in favor of a council pay raise, but now he's against the idea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Republican is now asking city council to reconsider the 14-percent pay hike.
SUPER=04-Monday;


Monday night, Council voted five to two for its own pay raise, plus a 28-percent salary increase for the mayor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:08:42
IN Q=There have been so many

((THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY THAT HAVE TALKED TO FRIENDS OF MINE, PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED ME, AND THESE PEOPLE HAVE SAID LOOK YOU'RE NOT HEARING WHAT'S HAPPENING. AND WITH THAT IN MIND, I JUST FEEL IT'S BEST TO JUST TRY TO SAY LOOK, I DID WRONG.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Councilman;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=i did wrong.
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VO-NAT


Mayor David Bowers refused an on-camera interview.
But in a statement Bowers says council should not only reconsider pay for council and the mayor but also top administrators.
The mayor says he thought council was right to vote for the pay raises.
But says council obviously did NOT do a good job of explaining it to the public.
Bowers scheduled a news conference for this morning to address the issue.
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8P-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-13

SS-bank robbery
A Wytheville bank robber is still on the run this morning after making off with a bagful of cash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Police say a white or hispanic male handed a teller a note demanding cash at the East Main Street branch of Premier Bank.
The teller filled a bank bag with an undetermined amount of money and handed it over.
The man left in a dark gray, four-door Mazda, believed to be heading North on Interstate- 81.
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8P-Road-Projects


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


The first section of the "Smart Road" will be built by an Augusta County Company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The state awarded a 17-million dollar contract yesterday to Vecellio
(veh-SILL-ee-oh) and Grogan of Fishersville.


That's for the first two-mile stretch of the six-mile Smart highway in Montgomery County.
The project is designed to test technology that improves highway safety and traffic flow.
Opponents of the Smart Road say more study is needed on the project's environmental impact.
State officials couldn't say when construction would start.
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8E-Crown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Business news


Lynchburg's business community is getting a new CROWN--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Three executives from Crown Cork and Seal of Philadelphia have bought a packaging machinery business. The cost- 200-million dollars.
They'll call the new company Crown Simplimatic and run it out of the Hill City.
Crown Simplimatic has one thousand employees in nine plants, on six continents.
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8E-Rimes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


She has a voice like Patsy Cline, but isn't old enough to drive.
14- year- old Leann Rimes proved she had the RHYTHM last night at the Salem Civic Center.
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SOT
IN Q=Buy one way

(( ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=I don't know
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Rimes performed some of her latest hits for the local crowds.
Rimes shot up to the top of the country music scene with her multi-million selling album "Blue."
But in spite of the sudden fame she says she'll have no problem maintaining her momentum.
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SOT
IN Q=I think

(( ))
SUPER=07-Leann Rimes
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=rest of forever
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VO-NAT


Rimes and her band have been touring for about a year with stops overseas in Canada and Australia.
She recently picked up top honors at the Grammies and the Country Music Awards.
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8weather


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


Cool and breezy weather as we head into the start of the weekend.
Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 60s.
Clouds slowly building late tonight, with lows in the mid 40s.
Variably cloudy skies tomorrow and warmer, with highs in the 70s.
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