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A small plane has crashed near Wilson's Truck Stop in Ironto....
We'll tell you what we know in just a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And ghosts of Lynchburg's past turn out to promote a cemetary as a tourist spot.
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Sports-head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#sports head
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Tonight in sports, Radford University ace Jason is drafted in the fourth round by the A's. We'll talk with him plus, tell you how the rain is affected today's state quarterfinals softball and baseball action.
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Plus, Dave Braine heads south to Atlanta for a new Tech and a new challenge.
We'll hear from him along with frank Beamer and Paul Torgersen.
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WX-Head
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Clouds extend their stay in the region for a few more days and the cool air remains as well. A familiar forecast coming up.

Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#97-34
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A small plane has crashed in Montgomery County, near the Roanoke County line.
The plane went down around five o'clock near Cove Hollow Road.
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Joe Dashiell joins us from the scene... Joe what have you found out so far?
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roll cue: most did not see it but many around here heard it.

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GE-Layoffs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-35
SS=general electric


The G-E drive systems plant in Salem has announced a sizeable cut in its salaried ranks, 125 people in all.
Double Boxes=Keith/Len-STARLINK


Len Besthoff spoke with some of those affected today. He's at the G-E plant, tonight.
Keith, News-7 first reported a significant reduction was on the way at G-E a week ago today.
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But there was no way of telling exactly who would take the hit.
And many of those we spoke with say a number of senior engineers are on their way out.
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((JOHN MUSHKO/GE ENGINEER: IT'S VERY DISCOURAGING, PEOPLE ARE UPSET, SO I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT IN THE WORLD I'M GONNA DO.))
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John Mushko is 52 and he's wondering where his career will go after G-E.
Stephen Thomas, who was part of a smaller cutback in April says many of the 125 people losing their jobs this time around are much older than him.
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The company, which makes controls for a variety of large industrial machines, says "This action is being taken to protect the future health of our business and the majority of jobs here."
Following the move G-E will have about 1000 salaried people and 900 hourly.
But others believe that while hourly workers were spared in this cutback, they may be next.
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Signet


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Signet


Signet Bank is leaving southwest Virginia.
Today, the Richmond- based company announced a major restructuring that includes the sale of 25 branches in our region.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Local offices will remain open until a buyer is found, and bank officials say they will work to insure that current employees have a place in the new institutions.
Signet is reducing expenses by 58- million dollars and focusing its attention on a core area.
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((RON OTTAVIO/SIGNET VICE PRESIDENT: WE MADE THE DECISION TO FOCUS ON THE DENSELY POPULATED CORRIDOR THAT RUNS FROM BALTIMORE THROUGH WASHINGTON, NORTHERN VIRGINIA, RICHMOND AND DOWN TO HAMPTON ROADS. AND WE FELT THAT IN DOING THAT THESE PARTICULAR BRANCHES THAT SIGNET IS GOING TO SELL DID NOT FIT INTO THE GROWTH STRATEGIES.))
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OUT Q=into the growth strategies.
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SS=HOLD


Fourteen Signet branches in Roanoke, Danville and the New River Valley employ about one hundred people.
Ottavio (oh-TAY-vee-oh) says the transition to new ownership should take about six to nine months.

Danville-GJ


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NEWSCAST=6 pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Danville police say they've found the man who shot and wounded a young boy this spring.
He is also suspected in a 5-year-old murder and a bank robbery.
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34-year-old Frank Edward Clements Junior was arrested this morning on charges of murder, malicious wounding, and robbery.
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Clements is accused of robbing the American National Bank in 1992.
He also faces charges of murdering Tyrone Dawkins in 1993 and shooting 10-year-old Reggie Hutchins last April.
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IN Q= We're always pleased

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'RE ALWAYS PLEASED WHEN WE CAN MAKE AN ARREST IN CRIMES AS SERIOUS AS THESE. OF COURSE, WE'RE ALWAYS SADDENED THAT THE CRIME OCCURRED TO START WITH.))
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Commonwealth Attorney Bill Fuller says officials stepped up their investigation after the shooting of the child.
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Braine


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#97-24
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Out-going Virginia Tech Athletic Director Dave Braine will say goodbye to Blacksburg at a press conference tomorrow.
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Today Braine was officially named the new Athletic Director at Georgia Tech.
Braine said leaving Virginia Tech after almost ten years isn't easy.
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IN Q=The fans and the eople

((DAVE BRAINE/FORMER TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; THE FANS AND THE PEOPLE THERE, NOT MANY PEOPLE EVER HAVE SOMETHING THAT WE HAD THERE, SO THAT PART OF IT WAS EMOTIONAL... BUT YOU KNOW IN YOUR LIFE YOU CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH, AND WE HAD BUILT SUCH A GOOD SITUATION THERE, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WE COULD HAVE DONE. ))
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Tech President Paul Torgersen says a committee will begin the search for Braine's replacement.
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IN Q=We'll have some

(( WE'LL HAVE SOME FACULTY ON BOARD, WE'LL HAVE SOME REPRESENTATIVES FROM ATHLETICS ON BOARD, WE'LL HAVE SOME ALUMNI ON BOARD, NOT A LARGE COMMITTE, BUT WE KNOW WHAT A SUCCESSFUL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR LOOKS LIKE AND TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN CLONE DAVE BRAINE, WE'LL DO SO.))
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Torgersen says the strong state of Tech athletics will make it easier to attract qualified candidates for the job.

County-Chief


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They've narrowed it down to two finalists for the job of Roanoke County Police Chief.
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After reviewing 73 applications, the job will go to either Captain Ray Lavinder or the Chief of Police in Newark (new-ARK), Delaware.
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Chief Bill Hogan has been there 10 years. He's a native of Huntington, West Virginia.
Hogan drew mixed reviews for his handling of a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1993. Construction fencing lined Main Street in Newark with 430 officers on duty.
Chief Hogan borrowed State Corrections Department buses to take 105 Klansmen downtown for the rally.
In a telephone interview today, Hogan acknowledged there are those who said he was "catering to the Klan"- -most notably the state attorney general- -but the Chief says his handling of the Klan rally drew praise from local citizens and law enforcement agencies.
The choice between Hogan and Lavinder for the Roanoke County chief's position could come as early as next week.
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Still to come on the newscast, a political press conference breaks into a name calling contest,
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and we'll tell you why some state workers fear for their health and their jobs as they try to ban smoking in their workplace.
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Smoke-Complaint


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-23
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Even the tobacco companies agree a ban on smoke in the workplace might be a good idea.
They've put it on the table in health lawsuit negotiations.
But one Virginia state worker is getting nowhere with what has now become a multi-year battle over second-hand smoke.
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.))

Earley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The lesson may be: be careful when crashing other people's news conferences.
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VO-NAT
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Republican attorney general candidate Mark Earley crashed a news conference today by the National Right To Work Committee.
He brought along three senators and a delegate to defend his record.
Then Senate Majority Leader Joe Benedetti helpfully chimed in that Earley may have been "stupid enough" NOT to understand a bill he sponsored in 1991.
Right To Work Spokesman Reed Larson seized the moment.
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((Sen. Joe Benedetti/R-Richmond: You can certainly forgive him for stupidity can't you? REED LARSON/NAT. RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE: MR. STUPID ATTORNEY GENERAL IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. Sen. Benedetti: No no. he was very stuip in '91. He's very intelligent today. REED LARSON: IS THAT A QUALIFICATION FOR A TOP STATE LAWYER?))
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The Right To Work Committee is blasting Earley for the 1991 bill in ads across the state.
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Davis


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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We have an update on a story we ran last night on Gil Davis.
We told you The Washington Post reported that Davis said IF he had to choose between representing Paula Jones and his attorney general's campaign, he'd choose Jones.
Today, his spokeswoman says he was misquoted "or he misspoke."
She says he meant to say he'd choose the campaign.

Stocks


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Lower interest rates on the bond market boosted stock prices today.
The DOW rose nearly 23 points to close the day at 73-hundred-12.
NASDAQ dropped 20 points.
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Visitors-Center


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Name anyone who played a part in Lynchburg's history, and chances are they're buried in the Old City Cemetery.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Now the city is trying to tell their collective story and attract more tourists to the historic burial ground.
This afternoon, city council members helped turn the first earth for an 80- thousand dollar visitors center.
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((JANE WHITE/SOUTHERN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: IT WILL GIVE A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR THE RECORDS, THERE NEVER HAS BEEN THAT, THEY'VE BEEN SCATTERED ALL AROUND AND THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF RECORDS IN SOME CASES. BUT IT WILL GIVE US A PLACE TO DO THAT, TO COORDINATE ACTIVITIES, IT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT OF A MUSEUM WITH SOME ARTIFACTS AND THINGS.))
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Re-enactors representing important Lynchburg residents turned out in full costume for today's event.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, more on Dave Braine trading in one Tech for another.
The weather is playing havoc with this week's state high school baseball and softball playoffs.
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And Radford University's Jason Anderson not only makes the grade, but earns A's in today's Major league baseball draft.
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S-Braine


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
SS=Va. Tech


Trading cards, trading stamps, and even trading players are all commonplace.
SS=ga. tech


But trading Tech's is rarely done except on Wall Street.
But today, Dave Braine did just that.
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Virginia Tech's athletic director for the past nine and a half years officially accepted a similar post today for more money at Ga. Tech.
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((DAVE BRAINE/NEW GA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
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Braine took an athletic program that was in shambles when he arrived in town in January of 1988 and turned it into a top notch competitor in the Bog East and Atlantic 10 conferences.
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IN Q="Dave has been a...

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT:)) ((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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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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S-Draft


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-9
GRAPHIC=MLB


Former Glenvar star Jason Anderson has been 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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((JASON ANDERSON/FOURTH ROUND PICK:))
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Kelly Dampeer; Jason's teammate at Radford; has not been drafted at this time, but should go in the later rounds tomorrow. Dampeer and Anderson tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold MLB


Virginia Tech right handed pitcher Denny Wagner was selected by the Oakland A's today. He was a supplemental draft pick between the first and second rounds and was the 42nd pick overall. The junior was 10 and 4 this past season.

S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=HIGH BASEBALL


The rain has forced a number of today's state quarterfinals baseball games to be shelved until tomorrow.
The William Byrd Abingdon game has been moved to 7 tomorrow night at Terrier field.
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SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00


Also, the Frankin County-Lake Braddock Group Three-A quarterfinal has also been moved to tomorrow night at 7 in Rocky Mount.
The Eagles come into that one 22 and 1 on the season.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold baseball


The Grayson County-Haysi in Group A is also now set for tomorrow at 6.
The Magna Vista-Chatham Group Two A contest is in progress at this hour, highlights of that for you tonight on News 7 Primetime.

S-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=SOFTBALL


The weather also has forced some scheduling moves in the girls' state softball quarterfinals.
The St. Paul and Glenvar game was moved from today at 4:30 to tomorrow at the same time at Green Hill Park.
Tthe Rustburg girl's game is postponed until tomorrow night in the Group Two-A tournament in a 7 o'clock start against Patrick County.

S-NHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=CAPITALS


The Washington Capitals continue to clean house today.
A month after firing their general manager, tha Caps fired head coach Jim Schoenfeld today.
The Caps failed to make the playoffs this season.
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