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7E-MontAx-folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=dal
TAPE#=97-34
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


A motorist is facing a number of charges following a weekend accident that killed one person and injured two.
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The accident happened Saturday along route 4-60 in Montgomery County.
Samantha Rentch died when the pick-up truck she was riding in collided with an oncoming car.
She was thrown from the truck on impact.
Also Injured in the accident were 25- year- old Philip Lewis of Christiansburg and 12- year- old Tony Anders of Check.
Anders is hospitalized in stable condition.
Police arrested the driver of the pick-up truck Christopher Fisher.
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He's charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and possession of marijuana.

7E-Franklin-Ax


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And a man died earkt yesterday morning in an accident on route 2-20.
Police say Curtis Brown of Appomattox was killed when his car traveled over the edge of the highway and crashed into several trees.

7E-Lifejackets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Water Safety


Memorial Day traditionally markes the beginning of summer.
And marina operators on Smith Mountain Lake want to help make sure that fun in the sun, is safe as well.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The BOAT-U-S Foundation for Boating Safety has funded a life jacket loaner program.
These jackets are available at Saunders Parkway Marina at no cost.
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((JAMES CLAYTON/SAUNDERS PARKWAY MARINA: YOU JUST BASICALLY SIGN OUT ONE. WE GET YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. YOU TAKE A LIFE JACKET ACCORDING TO THE SIZE YOU NEED AS MANY AS YOU NEED FOR HOW MANY CHILDREN YOU HAVE IN YOUR PARTY OR GROUP GOING OUT ON A BOAT.))
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Clayton says children are more likely to be hurt in water accidents because they're inexperienced swimmers.
He hopes all boaters will use common sense by outfitting children in life preservers.
Clayton says he hopes this program will expand to other marinas on the lake in the future.
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7E-Small-Business


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-26
GRAPHIC=Business News


Virginia businesses are in the market for more skilled workers to fill many positions around the state.
News 7's Tina Tenret has the story.
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((CURRENTLY THERE ARE 19-THOUSAND JOB VACANCIES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. IF WE COULD FIND A REGION OF VIRGINIA THAT HAD THE WORKFORCE SKILLS AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, I THINK WE COULD BRING 500 OF THOSE HIGH-WAGE JOBS EVERY MONTH TO A REGION FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS.))
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Will the region rise to this challenge?
Dr. Robert Templin is telling the Chamber of Commerce there are jobs out there.
The hot spot is technology, and Internet business is booming.
But Templin says the workforce falls short on skills.
He says computers in the classroom is a must for all ages.
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((ROBERT TEMPLIN/PRESIDENT OF VIRGINIA'S CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY: IT'S NOT ALL JOBS THAT REQUIRE COLLEGE DEGREES, HOWEVER. THE MAJORITY OF NEW JOBS BEING CREATED REQUIRE MORE TRAINING THAN HIGH SCHOOL BUT LESS THAN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE. SO COMMUNITY COLLEGES FIGURE IN PROMINENTLY AS WELL.))
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Lee Ann Carter-Monsour is the president of her own Cabinet making business and the winner of the Chamber's Small Business Awards.
She agrees technology plays a large part in her store's success.
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((OUR MACHINERY IN THE SHOP, RUN BY COMPUTERS, AND I SORT OF DO EVERYTHING THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY AND THEN THEY HAVE TO TAKE WHAT I DO AND COMPUTERIZE IT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. BUT IT'S MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.))
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Templin says Roanoke, Richmond and Lynchburg could compete globally in technology -- if the work force were up to speed. Tina Tenret, News-7.))

7weather


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Turning now to the Memorial Day forecast--
Cloudy today, with showers and thunderstorms.
Temperatures lingering in the upper 60s.
Cloudy tonight, with some scattered showers.
Lows in the low 50s.
Still cloudy tomorrow and breezy.
Highs in the nearing 70.
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55E-Lifejackets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Water Safety


The nation's war dead are remembered today around the country on this Memorial Day.
The holiday is also the unofficial start to summer.
Marina Operators at Smith Mountain like are trying to insure that it will be a safe season for swimmers and boaters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The BOAT-U-S Foundation for Boating Safety has funded a life jacket loaner program.
These jackets are available at Saunders Parkway Marina at no cost.
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SOT 10:33:35
IN Q=YOU JUST BASICALLY

((JAMES CLAYTON/SAUNDERS PARKWAY MARINA: YOU JUST BASICALLY SIGN OUT ONE. WE GET YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. YOU TAKE A LIFE JACKET ACCORDING TO THE SIZE YOU NEED AS MANY AS YOU NEED FOR HOW MANY CHILDREN YOU HAVE IN YOUR PARTY OR GROUP GOING OUT ON A BOAT.))
SUPER=01-James Clayton/Saunders Parkway Marina;
RUNS=:11
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VO-NAT


Clayton says children are more likely to be hurt in water accidents because they're inexperienced swimmers.
He hopes all boaters will use common sense by outfitting children in life preservers.
Clayton says he hopes this program will expand to other marinas on the lake in the future.
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55E-Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=97-18
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Governor Allen hitched a ride around the state via a horse, train and bicycle.
It was all part of his his "listening tour."
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The governor traveled on horseback, took a bicycle ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail near Abingdon, and rode a train from Giles County to the coalfields.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I VERY MUCH ENJOY GETTING OUT WITH THE PEOPLE, LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE. MOST OF THEM ARE VERY OPTIMISTIC, THEY ARE VERY POSITIVE. THEY'RE PLEASED WITH EITHER THE JOBS OR THE GREATER SAFETY, OR THEY LIKE OUR ACADEMIC STANDARDS IN EDUCATION. AND YOU ALSO HEAR PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOME CONCERNS,AND THEY COME UP WITH ALL SORTS OF IDEAS, SOME REALLY GREAT IDEAS THAT NO ONE HAD THOUGHT ABOUT.))
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Allen says these trips help him learn what really matters to ordinary Virginians.

55E-Deregulation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia officials are pushing for competition among utility companies.
Later this year, the State Corporation Commission will tell the General Assembly how to deregulate utilities, and give consumers more options when choosing their electric supplier.
Officials are also considering a proposal to freeze Virginia Power electric rates for five years while the utility prepares for competition.

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Let's check out the forecast on this Memorial Day--
Clouds, showers, and maybe a thunderstorm today.
Highs staying in the upper 60s.
Cloudy tonight, with scattered showers.
Lows in the lower 50s.
Lingering clouds tomorrow, with highs near 70.
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8E-MontAx-folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=dal
TAPE#=97-34
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


Alcohol and drugs may be to blame for a fatal accident in Montgomery county
that killed an Elliston woman. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Saturday;


Samantha Rentch died when the pick-up truck she was riding in collided with an oncoming car.
The accident happened along route 4-60.
Rentch was thrown from the truck on impact.
Also Injured in the accident were 25- year- old Philip Lewis of Christiansburg and 12- year- old Tony Anders of Check.
Anders is in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police arrested the driver of the pick-up truck Christopher Fisher.
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He's charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and possession of marijuana.

8E-Franklin-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


An Appomattox man was killed in an accident early yesterday morning.
Curtis Brown died after driving over the edge of the highway and crashing into several trees.
The accident happened along route 2-20.

8E-Lifejackets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Water Safety


Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kick- off to the summer vacation season.
And Smith Mountain Lake marina operators are working to make the season safe, as well as fun.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The BOAT-U-S Foundation for Boating Safety has funded a life jacket loaner program.
These jackets are available at Saunders Parkway Marina at no cost.
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SOT 10:33:35
IN Q=YOU JUST BASICALLY

((JAMES CLAYTON/SAUNDERS PARKWAY MARINA: YOU JUST BASICALLY SIGN OUT ONE. WE GET YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. YOU TAKE A LIFE JACKET ACCORDING TO THE SIZE YOU NEED AS MANY AS YOU NEED FOR HOW MANY CHILDREN YOU HAVE IN YOUR PARTY OR GROUP GOING OUT ON A BOAT.))
SUPER=01-James Clayton/Saunders Parkway Marina;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=OUT ON A BOAT
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VO-NAT


Clayton says children are more likely to be hurt in water accidents because they're inexperienced swimmers.
He hopes all boaters will use common sense by outfitting children in life preservers.
Clayton says he hopes this program will expand to other marinas on the lake in the future.
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8E-FEST-ARTISTS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-42
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


A couple of high school artists are using their creativity to get cash for college.
It's all thanks to Roanoke's Festival in the Park scholarship program.
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((CATHY CADDY/SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRPERSON: WE THINK IT WILL PROBABLY GIVE SOME STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION IN THE ARTS THAT PERHAPS THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO SO OTHERWISE.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Creceda (Cree-CEE-da) LaMaire (La-Mare) won second place and will receive 750-dollars for each year of college as long as she majors in art.
The Cave Spring senior plans to attend Appalachian State in the fall.
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((CRECEDA LAMAIRE/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: I PLAN ON GOING INTO ART THERAPY. IT'S A COMBINATION OF PSYCHOLOGY AND FINE ARTS AND IT'S JUST TO HELP ANYBODY WITH A PROBLEM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH ART RATHER THAN JUST THROUGH VERBAL COMMUNICATION.))
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Jason Bradford received special recognition.
The Festival provided him and Creceda with a free booth.
The money they make will go to their education.
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IN Q=I PLAN TO GO

((JASON BRADFORD/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: I PLAN TO GO TO ROANOKE COLLEGE AND GET MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND THEN FROM THERE PURSUE A CAREER IN SOME LINE OF COMMERCIAL ART WORK.))
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The festival has given away nearly 30-thousand dollars since the program began in 1992.
Funds raised by the annual Shrimpfest and donations from local businesses provide the scholarship money.
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8E-Deregulation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia's electric companies may get to compete for power.
Later this year, the State Corporation Commission will tell the General Assembly how to deregulate utilities, and give consumers more options when choosing their electric supplier.
Officials are also considering a proposal to freeze Virginia Power electric rates for five years while the utility prepares for competition.

8weather


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Shifting gears to weather--
A rather gray outlook on this Memorial Day.
Cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms.
Temperatures staying in the upper 60s.
More clouds tonight and scattered showers.
Lows in the low 50s.
Cloudy and breezy tomorrow, with highs around 70.
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