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Twister

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tornado


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
In central Texas tornadoes have left at least 32 people dead, scores injured and dozens of homes destroyed.
Daniel Plante Joins us with the latest. ********take from NEWSPATH******
SUPER=05-Jarrell, TX;
SUPER=01-Daniel Plante/Reporting
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E-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.
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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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
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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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E-GE


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


G-E's Salem plant laid off more than 100 hourly workers for a few weeks earlier this year.
Now there are indications some salaried employees will go.
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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.

P-Kroger


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


A West Virginia judge still has NOT issued a ruling in the Kroger case in Charleston.
Kroger employees 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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E-Cave-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


She survived an 30 foot fall inside a Bath County cave Monday and now Sheryl Valone says she wants to thank the rescue workers who got her out.
She spoke with Eric Earnhart.
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SUPER=07-Sheryl Valone; :11
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(( It was her first time in a cave, but Sheryl Valone had an experienced guide, and was wearing protective gear.
And that probably saved her life, as she lost her footing on a rock.

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IN Q=That I don't remember

((SHERYL VALONE;THAT I DON'T REMEMBER AT ALL, I DON'T REMEMBER THE FALL AT ALL, I DON'T REMEMBER THE LANDING, I JUST REMEMBER WAKING UP, I GUESS I WAS UNCONSCIOUS FOR A WHILE ))
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As the rescue effort mobilized outside the cave, Valone woke to find herself at the bottom of the drop, unable to move.

SOT 13:08:32
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((SHERYL VALONE;I KIND OF KNEW WHAT HAPPENED, MY FRIENDS KIND OF EXPLAINED TO ME WHAT HAD HAPPENED, I KNEW THEY WERE OUT GETTING HELP SO I KNEW THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD DO BUT JUST WAIT ))
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Her companions helped her fight off hypothermia as she waited, and wondered how badly she was hurt.

SOT 13:08:49
IN Q=I wasn't moving

((SHERYL VALONE/ ;I WASN'T MOVING TOO WELL, I THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE MORE DAMAGE THAN I DID AS FAR AS FRACTURES AND INTERNAL PROBLEMS, IT WAS SCARY, I FELL PRETTY LUCKY, I FEEL REALLY LUCKY. ))
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A possible concussion, but nothing broken.
doctors say if a CAT scan shows no serious damage, she can go home.
And this first time caver says it will NOT be her last time.

SOT 13:10:09
IN Q=I'd like to

((SHERYL VALONE/ ;I'D LIKE TO TRY IT AGAIN, I WOULD YEA... MAYBE NOT SOON
(LAUGHS) ))
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OUT Q=not soon(laughs)



Eric Earnhart, News 7))

P-Knowles


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


Michael Knowles is expected to take the stand today.
He admitted to police he killed his wife in March of last year.
Yesterday, in court, his lawyers said they will offer a psychiatric defense.
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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;
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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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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


The defense will begin presenting its evidence today.

E-Fatal-Bedford


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


One man was killed and two others were sent to the hospital with serious injuries after being thrown from their vehicle yesterday.
The crash happened on Route 4-60 in Bedford County.
Police say the three men were apparently traveling too fast around a curve and hit some trees- ejecting all of them.
25- year- old John Henry Tanner of Bedford was dead when rescue crews arrived.
Two other men were airlifted to the hospital where police say they're in critical condition.
Their names have not been released.

p-cloning


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


Virginia Tech Organizers say it was an opportunity that couldn't be duplicated.
A visit from the director of the Scottish company responsible for successfully cloning a sheep.
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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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Jarrell-Twister


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tornado


Rescue workers have been searching through the night for survivors of the deadliest tornadoes to hit central Texas in a decade.
The twisters have left at least 32 people dead, scores injured and dozens of homes destroyed.
Daniel Plante Joins us with the latest. ***take from NEWSPATH****
SUPER=05-Jarrell, TX;
SUPER=01-Daniel Plante/Reporting;
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FLORIDA-WX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Severe weather has hit several other southern states, including Florida.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;


In Jacksonville, heavy rains and winds downed trees and power lines causing power outages.
Traffic throughout the area was snarled as drivers made their way around debris and electrical lines that had blown into streets.
So far there are no reports of injuries.
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S-Gil-Davis


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Gil Davis


With two weeks before the Republican primary, attorney general candidate Gil Davis was proclaiming victory.
Not for him, so much as for his client, Paula Jones.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday said Jones CAN bring a sexual harassment suit against President Clinton, BEFORE he leaves office.
Jones has accused Clinton of asking her for oral sex in 19-91, when he was governor of Arkansas. Clinton denies that ever happened.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC


Davis says the ruling will help Jones continue the process of restoring her reputation.
But he doubts any of this will help his campaign.
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IN Q=My running for attorney general

((GIL DAVIS/PAULA JONES' ATTORNEY: MY RUNNING FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY REPRESENTATION OF PAUL JONES. I DECIDED TO RUN MUCH LATER, A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER THEN WE FILED THE SUIT. SECOND, THERE IS NO PARTISANSHIP HERE.))
SUPER=01-Gil Davis/Paula Jones' Attorney;
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OUT Q=partisanship here.
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VO-NAT


Davis says if he's elected attorney general, one of Jones' other lawyers would handle her case.
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P-Cave-Rescue


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


Luck was on the side of a woman who fell off a 30 foot drop in a Bath County cave Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Monday;


It happened when Sheryl Valone (val-LOAN) and four companions were exploring Clark's 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.
Fortunately she was wearing a helmet and other protective gear.
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2-E-Bedford-Schools


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


After weeks of waiting, it was slicing and dicing time for Bedford County's school 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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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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p-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.

E-Kroger


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


It was a long stay in court for Kroger workers in Charleston, West Virginia as they try to keep 125 jobs from coming to Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, WV


Dozens of Kroger workers and some of their family members are asking a circuit judge for an injunction against the company.
Kroger 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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E-Comp-Time


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


Legislation that could cut overtime pay for hourly workers across the U-S is getting attention in Southside Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, or UNITE, has started a letter writing campaign to Senators voting on the bill.
UNITE members from Tultex, Fieldcrest Cannon, and Health Tex are involved.
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SOT 03:01:01
IN Q=We've sent

((RICHARD MINTER/UNITE LOCAL 1994: WE'VE SENT 2000 LETTERS TO SENATOR JOHN WARNER, AND WE SENT 2000, ABOUT 25- HUNDRED TO SENATOR ROBB.)) ((JOANNE WALKER-HARRIS/UNITE LOCAL 1994: FOR US HERE, WE MAINLY NEED THAT LITTLE EXTRA MONEY TO HELP US THROUGH A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT EVERY DAY, FORTY HOUR PAYCHECK.))
SUPER=01-Richard Minter/UNITE Local 1994;
SUPER=01-Joanne Walker-Harris/UNITE Local 1994; :08
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OUT Q=paycheck.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


UNITE explains the bill would require people to work 80 hours in a two week period before they get overtime.
It would also let companies choose how to pay for overtime...with either comp time or overtime pay.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Senator Warner has stated he's for the bill, Senator Robb is against it.

2-P-Knowles


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


He admits he shot and killed his wife last March.
Yesterday, Michael Knowles' attorneys said they will offer a "psychiatric defense" against charges that include first degree murder.
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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=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The defense will begin presenting its evidence today.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In sports,
The Jazz lead the N-B-A's Western Conference Finals 3-to-2 and can finish off the series Thursday at Houston.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/10//New York/6////Seattle/10/j/Minnesota/11///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Oakland/8//Kansas City/6//10 Innings//Cleveland/2/j/Chicago/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Chicago/8//Pittsburgh/7///j/Florida/8//Los Angeles/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Houston/4/j/San Francisco/5///j/Philadelphia/2//Cincinnati/1///;
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