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7E-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Education


Bedford County school board members had to decide how to carve two million dollars out of next year's budget.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


The school board came into its work session needing to chop more than two million dollars from its proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
They reached their goal by trimming programs, expenses and about two dozen jobs, including twelve assistant principal positions throughout the school system.
But one school board member says some of those employees might still be back next year.
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IN Q=The assistant

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WILL BE.. ..LARGEST AMOUNT OF STUDENTS.))
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; :00
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OUT Q=amount of students.
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VO-NAT


The board also voted to impose a 25 dollar per student fee for instructional materials.
It still needs to find more than a million dollars to pay its bills for the rest of THIS school year.
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7p-GE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=General Electric


More layoffs are rumored at the General Electric Drive Systems plant in Salem--
This time it appears G-E is targeting its salaried employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A source familiar with the situation who has talked with G-E management says a "significant cut" to G-E's salaried workforce is on the way.
He was also told it would serve as a "wake up call".
No numbers have been pinned down.
G-E currently has 11-hundred-50 salaried employees and 900 hourly workers in Salem.
At first there were indications a cutback would come as soon as today.
Now other sources believe it's been delayed.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


A G-E spokesman had nothing to report yesterday.
Earlier this year, G-E laid off 138 production employees.
They were recalled within a few weeks.
Over the past eight months about 60 salaried positions have been eliminated through attrition and a Voluntary Job Elimination Program.


7P-Kroger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Kroger


Moving day for a Kroger wharehouse in West Virginia may have to wait.
A judge did NOT rule in the Kroger controversy in Charleston.
Kroger employees there are fighting to keep 125 jobs from coming to Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, WV


Dozens of Kroger employees and some of their family members are asking a circuit judge for an injunction against the company.
The grocery store chain has closed a warehouse in Charleston and plans to consolidate the operation with one in Glenvar.
The workers contend Kroger has to keep the Charleston warehouse going, because the company accepted 27- million dollars in public bonds to build it.
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7E-Knowles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Knowles


Attorneys for Micheal Knowles said they will offer a "psychiatric defense" against charges that include first degree murder.
Knowles admitted to police he shot and killed his wife last March.
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IN Q=I don't want to you know

((VOICE OF MICHAEL KNOWLES/DEFENDANT: I DON'T WANT TO, YOU KNOW, HIDE FROM THE
SITUATION. IT IS WHAT IT IS. I KILLED MY f------ WIFE.))
SUPER=02-Michael Knowles/Defendant;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=killed my f------ wife
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Knowles listened as a police investigator played a tape recording of his confession.
And his daughter told the jury that he laughed after shooting her mother.
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SOT
IN Q=She wasn't dead then

((VANESSA KNOWLES/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: SHE WASN'T DEAD THEN, AND I JUST THOUGHT IF I COULD GET HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE SHE WOULDN'T DIE, BUT HE WOULDN'T LEAVE.))
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Victim's Daughter;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=he wouldn't leave.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Knowles lawyers say he has serious mental problems, and believed his wife was involved in a relationship with a man she met over the internet.
Knowles is expected to testify, when defense attorneys present their case.

7weather


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


Time now to check the mid- week weather outlook.
Variably cloudy and breezy today, with highs only in the mid 60s.
Mostly cloudy by tonight, with lows near 50.
Cloudy again for tomorrow, with scattered showers.
Highs in the mid 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 5/29/97

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Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none


For a sequel, "The Lost World" isn't bad and it won't disappoint those who just want to see more of the amazing dinosaurs from "Jurassic Park.
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SOT TC :00:14:25
IN Q=Sfx...isn't it great?

((JURASSIC PARK/THE LOST WORLD: SFX...ISN'T IT GREAT? THAT'S HOW IT ALL STARTS. LATER THERE IS RUNNING AND SCREAMING.))
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OUT Q=and screaming.


Jeff Goldblum does a fine world weary turn as he reprises his character of Ian Malcolm who has to take on an array of dinosaurs, this time in order to rescue his Paleontologist girlfriend Julianne Moore.
The story line is incoherent and the movie seems just to be going through the motions a lot of the time.
"The Lost World" gets a generous "B-". The dinosaur scenes are amazing, but it takes a while to get to them.
The final scenes with a T-Rex loose in San Diego is so reminiscent of those old Godzilla movies, it makes it all a bit silly. cutopen
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55P-Cave-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-19
SS=NONE


She was trapped in a Bath County cave for several hours after falling some 30 feet, but this morning Sheryl Valone feels very lucky and wants to thank the rescue workers for such thier efforts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Monday;


It happend Monday when Valone and four companions were exploring Clark's Cave.
It took 50 rescue workers eight hours to rescue her.
Valone is now recuperating at a Bath County Hospital from a possible concussion.
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SOT 13:07:53
IN Q=We were just going

((SHERYL VALONE: WE WERE JUST GOING ACROSS SOME ROCKS WHICH THERE HAPPENED TO BE UNDERNEATH IT THERE WAS JUST A DROP AND AS I WAS GOING ACROSS, I WAS THE SECOND ONE TO GO ACROSS, I GUESS MY FOOTHOLD JUST KIND OF GAVE WAY.))
SUPER=07-Sheryl Valone;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=kind of gave way
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VO-NAT


Valone does NOT remember much about the accident, but is amazed she doesn't have any broken bones.
Fortunately she was wearing a helmet and other protective gear.
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55p-cloning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=none


The director for the Scottish company that made headlines erlier this year by cloning "Dolly" the sheep made a visit to Virginia Tech.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Ron James says the media has missed the message-- and sensationalized the accomplishments of the scientists at his company.
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SOT 4:48:55
IN Q=the university

((RON JAMES/PPL THERAPEUTICS: THE UNIVERSITY HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN TO A WIDER AUDIENCE WHY EXACTLY WE MADE DOLLY. AND TO CORRECT SOME OF THE MISCONCEPTIONS THE MEDIA HAS HAD ABOUT WHAT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO DO. AND I WELCOME THAT OPPORTUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Ron James/PPL Therapeutics;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=that opportunity.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Scotland/February;


James says his company has no desire to clone humans.
He doesn't plan to continue cloning animals either.
Instead, he wants to use a technique called Nuclear Transfer Technology to genetically alter sheep to produce human proteins in their milk.
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SOT 4:38:55
IN Q=and the reason.

((RON JAMES/PPL THERAPEUTICS: AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS THE ANIMALS MAMMARY GLAND EXISTS TO MAKE PROTEINS , THAT'S WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO. OT MAKE PROTEIN TO FEED THE YOUNG ANIMALS-- SO IT DOES IT RATHER WELL, AND IT MAKES A LOT OF IT AND IT MAKES IT CHEAPLY. ))
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OUT Q=it cheaply
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VO-NAT


These proteins will be used to help people with diseases like cystic fibrosis.
P-P-L Therapeutics is based in Scotland, with 20 researchers in Blacksburg working on similar projects.
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55weather


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


Turning to the Wednesday forecast--
Expect variably cloudy skies throughout the day and cool weather.
Highs only in the mid 60s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with lows falling to around 50.
More clouds ahead for tomorrow, along with scattered showers.
Highs again in the mid 60s.
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8E-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Education


After much debate and controversy, Bedford County put the school budget on the chopping block last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


The school board came into its work session needing to chop more than two million dollars from its proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
It reached it goal by trimming programs, expenses and about two dozen jobs, including twelve assistant principal positions throughout the school system.
But one school board member says some of those employees might still be back next year.
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SOT 10:04:59
IN Q=The assistant

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WILL BE.. ..LARGEST AMOUNT OF STUDENTS.))
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=amount of students.
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VO-NAT


The board also voted to impose a 25 dollar per student fee for instructional materials.
It still needs to find more than a million dollars to pay its bills for the rest of THIS school year.
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8P-Cave-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-19
SS=NONE


The woman who fell into a cave in Bath County is doing well in the hospital today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Monday;


A helmet and protective gear helped saved her life from the 30 foot drop in on Monday.
It happened when Sheryl Valone (val-LOAN) and four companions were exploring Clarks Cave.
It took 50 rescue workers eight hours to rescue Valone.
She's been recuperating in Bath County Community Hospital from a possible concussion.
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SOT 13:07:53
IN Q=We were just going

((SHERYL VALONE: WE WERE JUST GOING ACROSS SOME ROCKS WHICH THERE HAPPENED TO BE UNDERNEATH IT THERE WAS JUST A DROP AND AS I WAS GOING ACROSS, I WAS THE SECOND ONE TO GO ACROSS, I GUESS MY FOOTHOLD JUST KIND OF GAVE WAY.))
SUPER=07-Sheryl Valone;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=kind of gave way
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VO-NAT


Valone does NOT remember much about the accident, but is amazed she has NO broken bones.
She says she feels very lucky and would like to thank the rescue crews who worked for hours to free her.
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8E-GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=GE


New RUMORS are calling for layoffs at the GE plant in Salem -- this time those employees receiving pink slips COULD be salaried workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A source familiar with the situation who's talked with G-E management says a "significant cut" to G-E's salaried workforce is on the way.
He was also told it would serve as a "wake up call".
No solid numbers have been pinned down.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


G-E currently has 1150 salaried employees in Salem, and 900 hourly workers.
At first there were indications a cutback would come as soon as this week.
Now other sources believe it has been delayed, possibly several weeks.

8P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=KNOWLES


Yesterday, attorneys for Micheal Knowles said they will offer a psychiatric defense in court.
Knowles admitted to police he shot and killed his wife.
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SOT
IN Q=I don't want to hide

((VOICE OF MICHAEL KNOWLES/DEFENDANT: I DON'T WANT TO HIDE FROM THE SITUATION.
IT IS WHAT IT IS. I KILLED MY ------- WIFE.))
SUPER=02-Michael Knowles/Defendant;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=killed my ------- wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Michael Knowles sat quietly in the courtroom yesterday as a police investigator played a taped confession.
Knowles' lawyers portrayed him as a man with serious mental problems, who lost control, but the victim's daughter painted a picture of a more deliberate act.
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SOT
IN Q=She said please don't

((VANESSA KNOWLES/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: SHE SAID, PLEASE DON'T. SHE SAID WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT. AND HE SAID NO WE WON'T TALK.))
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Victim's Daughter;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=no we won't talk.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Knowles is expected to testify today, when the defense begins presenting its evidence.

8weather


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


Turning to weather--
Variably cloudy and cool again today.
Highs in the mid 60s.
Mostly cloudy skies overnight, with lows dropping to near 50.
Cloudy tomorrow, with scattered showers.
Highs in the mid 60s.
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