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Breaking news-
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Fire tonight at Bedford County Memorial Hospital- the hospital is being evacuated.
A news 7 crew is there.
A plane crash in Montgomery County- where we'll have a live report.
Plus an update on that Waterslide Accident.
And one bank is closing locally.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A small plane crashed on the Montgomery-Roanoke County line.
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It happened at about five tonight- it's believed there are no survivors. A news 7 crew is there. We'll have a live report at eleven.
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If you're a Signet banker you might be interested to know the branches in Southwest Virginia will close.
The bank is restructuring.
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A company spokesman says no structural damage has been found in that water slide collapse from yesterday
One student was killed 16 others are still hospitalized.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for NEws 7 at Eleven.

Hospital-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#97-38
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We have more on that fire at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Like we told you earlier the Blaze broke out about nine fifteen tonight- reportedly on the second and third floors of the hospital.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us now live from Bedford.
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background-Hospital


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Some background information on the Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.
According to Carilion's 1996 Annual Report, the facility has 161 licensed beds-- 50 for acute care, and 111 long-term beds.
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It is an accredited facility, in accordance with the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
There is also an Adult Daycare Center-- the Maupin Sizemore Center for Adults-- located on the grounds of Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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plane-crash


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A plane crash in Montgomery County killed two people this afternoon.
The single-engine Cessna slammed into a hillside around five o'clock today.
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Andrew Freiden has been covering the investigation.
How far are you from the crash scene?
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GE-Layoffs


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TAPE#97-35
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G-E in Salem has had big cuts in its workforce before.
But not the 30- to- 60- thousand- dollar- a- year jobs being eliminated this time.
Len Besthoff explains.
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G-E will cut 125 salaried positions in Salem over the next few months.
The company, which makes control systems for industrial machinery, says this "doesn't just respond to a serious cost challenge. It also positions the business for competitive growth in global markets."
Letters received by salaried workers say G-E is suffering from a lack of business.
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The move will leave G-E with about 1000 salaried people, and 900 hourly.
Engineers like Stephen Thomas, who was let go in a small cutback in April, says G-E has been loosely following a rating system to decide who must leave.
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((STEPHEN THOMAS/GE ENGINEER: THEY HAVE BEEN RATING ALL THE SALARY EMPLOYEES A, B, OR C. A BEING THE IDEAL EMPLOYEE AND C BEING A NON- PERFORMER AS THEY CALL THEM. AND THAT IS HOW IS THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO GO ABOUT PICKING THE PEOPLE TO BE LAID OFF. ))
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((In spite of G-E's optimism, a number of workers we spoke with have some doubts about the long term prospects for this plant. They believe that outsourcing will occur, both on the hourly and salaried side of the plant. It is important to note though, that even after this cut, 1900 people still work here. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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Old-97


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The Danville City Council is taking the middle road in the war over the proposed Old 97 parkway.
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There was standing room only at tonight's city council meeting, but many left with unanswered questions.
Council members agree Danville needs a high speed expressway ... but they won't say whether Old 97 is the solution.
The 16-million-dollar proposed parkway would run around the congested Franklin Turnpike, taking drivers from the north straight to jobs and shopping within the city.
But more than 5000 people are fighting the parkway, saying it will carry drivers further away from local businesses.
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((BRIAN TURPIN/ATTORNEY: COUNCIL HAS SAID THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S PROGRESSIVE AND FUTURISTIC AT SOME TIME DOWN THE ROAD, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN VERY CAREFUL NOT TO TERMINATE THE PLANS FOR THE OLD 97 PARKWAY. AND THAT PARTICULAR PORTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING TO ME.))
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City Council did agree to widen Franklin Turnpike -- but would not specify whether it would include three, four or five lanes.
Members killed a proposed cul-de-sac on Franklin Turnpike ... that would have diverted traffic at the city-county line.
Council will present a formal statement in two weeks.
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Still to come on the newscast, the jury prepares to decide the fate of convicted killer Timothy McVeigh,
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And the F-B-I is on alert as a van carrying a large cache of military weapons is stolen.
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Ok-Trial


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It's back to work in the morning for the jury that convicted Tim McVeigh-
Jurors must decide whether McVeigh should be executed.
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The judge will allow prosecutors to bring some
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victims to the stand- but he's limiting the emotional testimony.
So far defense lawyers have not said whether McVeigh will testify.
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((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: WE WENT BACK TO WORK WITH HIM YESTERDAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE VERDICT AND WORKED WITH HIM. SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR OFFICE WORKED ALL NIGHT IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THIS MORNING AND WE'RE READY AND HE'S READY.))
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Jurors found McVeigh guilty on eleven counts- in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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FBI-Weapons


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The search goes on in Memphis for some high-powered loot.
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Someone made off with an unmarked FBI van from a motel parking lot-
Today agents found the van burned out- and missing a stash of weapons.
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((JOHN HANCOCK/FBI SPECIAL AGENT: THE VEHICLE CONTAINTED APPROXIMATELY ONE DOZEN SHOULDER WEAPONS INCLUDING M016'S, M-P FIVES, A SHOTGUN AND GAS DELIVERY WEAOPONS.))
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The FBI says the van and weapons were being used as part of a training exercise.
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Smoke-Complaint


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TAPE#97-23
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Last month, the American Heart Association issued the strongest report to date about the dangers of second-hand smoke.
Meanwhile, one Virginia state worker was well into his fight to breathe a little easier in the workplace.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( The state Department of Taxation is in an old shoe factory.
In the middle, there's a crossroads of sorts, where smoking is allowed.
It's called "the park."
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((JULIO DEL CORSO/TAXATION DEPT. WORKER: AND YOU HAVE TO PASS THROUGH TO GET TO WHERE I WORK. AND WHEN I GO ON A BREAK, I HAVE TO PASS THROUGH IT TO GO TO A CAFETERIA THAT'S FILLED WITH SMOKE. WHEN I WANT TO GO TO THE BATHROOM, I HAVE TO PASS THROUGH THIS PARK AREA SO I CAN GO TO THE BATHROOM.))
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Next to the park is the cafeteria.
Some tables are smoking.
Some are non-smoking.
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((JULIO DEL CORSO/TAXATION DEPT. WORKER: IT'S A HEALTH ISSUE. AND YOU CAN BREATHE IT AND IT'S JUST LIKE SMOKING. I MEAN, WE BREATHE SMOKE EIGHT HOURS A DAY. THAT'S WORSE THAN SMOKING. I MEAN, DO YOU KNOW ANYBODY WHO SMOKES CONTINUOUSLY EIGHT HOURS A DAY?))
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In 1992, a tax department official gave worker Suzanne Bennett a respirator mask to wear.
After her case, the department tested the air, and says it meets OSHA standards for nicotine.
Del Corso uncovered memos on the issue.
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((JULIO DEL CORSO/TAXATION DEPT. WORKER: IT SAYS NON-SMOKERS HAVE NO WAY TO AVOID INHALING SMOKE BECAUSE SMOKE AREAS ARE LOCATED IN CENTRALIZED LOCATIONS. I MEAN, THIS IS THE MANAGEMENT SAYING THIS. PLUS THEY SAY "AHA" PLANS ARE STILL PENDING TO CREATE A SMOKING ROOM WHICH WILL RESOLVE THE ISSUE. THESE PLANS HAVE BEEN PENDING FOR SIX YEARS.))
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((JULIO DEL CORSO/TAXATION DEPT. WORKER: do you fear your job? OH YES. IT'S LIKE I TOLD SOMEONE, YOU CAN'T BE A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT. I CAN'T BE A LITTLE BIT FIRED SO I'M GONNA GO ALL THE WAY.))
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He has a grievance pending with the department now.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Still to come on the newscast, owners of a water park says teenagers are to blame for yesterday's fatal accident,
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and the President and Air Force One survive a close call with another plane.
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Air-Force


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A near miss for Air Force one- as it carried the President over the Atlantic.
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The incident happened last week.
But it was just made public today. The Air Force confirms a United parcel Service plane passed the President's plane within one thousand vertical feet and three miles horizontal of separation.
The Independent Pilot's association says that's seven seconds within a disaster.
That is technically a near miss- but the air force says its no big deal. The Air Force says it did change the plane's course.
The incident happened about 200 miles west of Ireland.
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Waterworld


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An update on that Waterslide collapse in California.
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One student has now died- Sixteen others remain hospitalized.
The waterslide collapsed yesterday when a group of students went down the slide together as part of a senior prank.
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A Waterworld spokesman says no structural damage has been found in the waterslide.
Witnesses say students ignored lifeguards warning to go down the slide one at a time.
But some experts say the slide should have been able to support the weight.
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Bedford-Fire


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We have more on that fire at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Like we told you earlier the Blaze broke out about nine fifteen tonight- reportedly on the second and third floors of the hospital.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us now live from Bedford.
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SUPER=06-Bedford


S-Score


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Albert Belle returned to Cleveland last night to the sounds of boos and taunts.
He silenced those folks with his bat by hitting a 3 run homer and a pair of doubles as the Tribe lost to the Sox and their $55 million dollar Belle 9-to-5.
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S-NHL


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Game two of the Stanley cup finals last night with the Flyers trying to avoid losing the first two of the series on their home ice to the Red Wings.
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Game one Philly goalie Ron Hextall on the bench.
Garth Snow was in net, and so was this eventual game winning shot by the Wings Kirk Maltby who drills it from long range two and a half minutes into the second period.
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Detroit heads home for game three with 2 games to none lead. Last night's final 4-to-2.
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S-Daly


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The NBA playoffs resume tonight in Chicago with the Bulls on top of the Jazz one game to none in the best of seven final.
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Last night in Orlando, former Pistons and Nets boss Chuck Daly officially came out retirement to take over as head coach of the Orlando Magic.
The 67 year old Daly gets a 3 year 15 million dollar contract.
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S-M.Vista


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This was supposed to be a big day for state tournament action for baseball and softball, but as it turns out only Chatham and Magna Vista managed to stay on schedule.
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(( The weather was anything but perfect in Ridgeway, as fans bundled up hoping for a little warmth from the sun.
But it was visiting Chatham that warmed things up in the top of the second as Steve Terry hits this Jonathan Taylor pitch down the third baseline driving home Ken Brumfield. 1-to-nothing. Then in the third, Chatham, would really start burning up the bats. Thomas Meadows rips this shot to left field scoring Chad Henderson and it's 2 -to-nothing Cavs.
Still in the third, J.C. Burchett whacks a double to left field, that almost leaves the yard. Thats smash will plate two more runs to make it 4-to-nothing Chatham.
Terry would come through again with another shot down the third base line to plate two more runs as Chatham wins the game 6-to-1 and moves on to the State semi-finals where the Cavs will meet the winner of the Byrd-Abingdon game that was postponed by rain.)) ((TOMMY SCOLPINI/CHATHAM HEAD COACH:))

S-Rain


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Rain wiped out many games last night in baseball and softball playoffs, William Byrd and Abingdon's game will be played tonight in Vinton.
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Also, the Franklin County-Lake Braddock Group Three-A quarterfinal has also been moved to tonight at 7 in Rocky Mount.
The Eagles come into that one 22 and 1 on the season.
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The Grayson County-Haysi game in Group A is also now set for tonight at 6.
And in softball, Rustburg hosts Patrick County tonight at seven, while Glenvar hosts St. Paul at 4:30 at Green Hill Park.

S-Draft


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There was some excitement for the folks in the Glenvar area as for Highlanders baseball star Jason Anderson was selected in the Major League Baseball draft.
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After playing the waiting game today; the Radford University pitcher, who struck out 93 and walked only 40 batters this season, was chosen by Oakland.
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Kelly Dampeer, Jason's teammate at Radford, still hopes to be selected in the in the later rounds tomorrow. Dampeer and Anderson tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend.
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Virginia Tech right handed pitcher Denny Wagner was selected by the Oakland A's today. He was the 42nd overall pick.

Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, we'll head to Blacksburg and Atlanta and hear from
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those affected by today's announcement that Dave Braine is leaving the Hokies for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
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S-Braine


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Dave Braine is a smart enough businessman to know that "Tech" trading is usually reserved exclusively for those on Wall Street.
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But yesterday he swapped Virginia Tech for Georgia Tech to become the Yellow Jackets new athletic director.
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The announcement came yesterday afternoon in Atlanta, but Braine says it did not come without much consideration for his family and friends back here in Virginia.
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((DAVE BRAINE/NEW GA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
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Braine spent the past nine and half years at Tech, and to be honest the athletic department was a huge mess when he took over. In many ways he will be a tough act to follow.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT:))
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Highly regarded Sharon McCloskey, Braine's senior associate athletic director will take over the department on an interim basis.
Although she is a legitimate candidate to succeed Braine.
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