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7Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Fire


Emergency personnel had their hands full at Bedford Memorial Hospital last night.
A fire broke out in the Hospital in the nursing home wing forcing the evacuation of many patients.
Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Russell Stevens/Assistant Fire Chief; :23
SUPER=01-Lou Venhorst/Evacuated Mother; :44
SUPER=01-Howard Ainsley/Hospital Director; 1:09
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:21
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=News7, Bedford.


(( It was a scenario they had planned and trained for, but never hoped to see.
When fire broke out in a second floor day room in the nursing home section of Bedford Memorial Hospital, emergency personnel from across central Virginia sprang into action.
The first crews to arrive found heavy smoke in one end of the building, and hospital personnel frantically evacuating patients.
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SOT 1:08:19
IN Q=The sprinkler

((RUSSELL STEVENS/BEDFORD F.D. ASST. CHIEF: THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM HAD GONE OFF AND KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN AND CONTROLLED IT. ABOUT THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAD WAS THE PEOPLE AND THE EVACUATION, GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF THE SMOKE.))
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OUT Q=the smoke.


Lou Venhorst heard about the fire and rushed to the scene where he helped his mother and two other patients escape the smoke-filled building.
He says the hospital staff did a great job under difficult conditions.
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SOT 23:47:38
IN Q=Things were

((LOU VENHORST/EVACUATED MOTHER: THINGS WERE HAPPENING, SMOKE IN THE BUILDING AND IT WAS HOT, TENSION WAS THERE, NO THEY WERE HUSTLING AND GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF THERE, IS WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT.))
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OUT Q=all about.


The Carilion staff also had help from an estimated 250 fire, police and rescue personnel.
While some patients were wheeled into nearby buildings, ambulances lined up to transport dozens of others to area hospitals and a Bedford retirement home.
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SOT 1:20:03
IN Q=We had good

((HOWARD AINSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WE HAD GOOD RESPONSE FROM OUR MEDICAL STAFF, WE HAD GOOD RESPONSE FROM OUR HOSPITAL STAFF AND OUR SYSTEM EMPLOYEES, CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM EMPLOYEES AND SO OVERALL IT WAS AN EXCELLENT EFFORT.))
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OUT Q=an excellent effort.
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Standup 1:38:22
IN Q=As investigators try

((As investigators try to determine the cause of the blaze, police, fire and rescue personnel will sit down in a couple of days and critique how they handled the situation...they'll talk about what they did right and what they could have done better. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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OUT Q=News7, Bedford.))


72-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


It was first thougth two people died in a plane crash yesterday in Montgomery County, but officials are now saying there were three victims.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


The single-engine plane crashed into the side of this hill at about five o'clock in the afternoon.
Witnesses describe hearing a crackling noise moments before the accident.
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((I HEARD THE PLANE SOUNDING LIKE IT WAS HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE. I TURNED AROUND AND LOOKED AND IT WAS LIKE SOME POPPING SOUND--YOU KNOW. THE WING FLEW OFF AND IT WAS JUST FLIP-FLOPPING AND AS SOON AS IT WENT OVER THE TREES IT WENT STRAIGHT DOWN. ))
SUPER=01-Sean Hall/Witness;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=went straight down
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VO-NAT


Officials are not sure what caused the accident, although weather conditions
are believed to be a factor. (----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


Twenty-five year old Timothy Williams Sprinkle of Troutville, 22-year old Charles David Smith of Salem and 70-year old Clifford E. Wells of Buchanan all died in the crash.

7GE-LAYOFFS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=General Electric


The rumors many employees at General Electrci feared have come true.
125-salaried positions were eliminated yesterday.
Some employees say they were told there's not enough work.
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VO-NAT


The company that designs and manufactures control systems for large industrial machines says "the action is necessary to enhance the competitiveness of the GE business in Salem."
G-E noted this move won't impact its hourly workforce..this time it's the 30 to- 60- thousand- dollar- a- year jobs.
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SOT 13:05:13 GE SOT 1
IN Q=It's a broad

((STEPHEN THOMAS/GE ENGINEER: IT'S A BROAD RANGE. THERE'S SEVERAL CATEGORIES. BUT IF YOU TAKE THE WHOLE CATEGORY THAT I WAS IN RANGED FROM 30 TO 60 THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Thomas/GE Engineer;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to 60- thousand.
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VO-NAT


The job cuts will take place over the next four to eight weeks.
Those affected will get a week's pay for each year of service with the company.
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NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
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Turning to the mid- week forecast--
Clouds and light drizzle this morning will taper off to partly cloudy skies this afternoon.
Highs only around 60.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
And variably cloudy skies tomorrow, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/5/97

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SUPER=130-18/Sammy Eanes/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-11/Marlena Gobble/Elliston;



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552-Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Fire


Dozens of nursing home patients had to be evacuated last night when fire broke out at Bedford Memorial Hospital last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


The blaze started in a second floor day room around 9-30, and quickly filled part of the building with heavy smoke.
Authorities say sprinklers helped bring the fire under control, and hospital personnel were already evacuating patients when the first emergency crews arrived.
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SOT 1:09:57
IN Q=With the evacuation

((RUSSELL STEVENS/BEDFORD V.F.D. ASST. CHIEF: WITH THE EVACUATION THEY HAD ALREADY STARTED MOVING PEOPLE AND ALL IN THE HOSPITAL, SO THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES WERE DOING THEIR JOB THE WAY THEY'RE TRAINED TO DO, SO THAT'S THE THING THAT KIND OF HELPS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHEN WE GET HERE.))
SUPER=01-Russell Stevens/Assistant Fire Chief; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=we get here.
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VO-NAT


Police meanwhile were kept busy directing emergency crews to the scene and keeping crowds out of the way.
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SOT 1:14:56
IN Q=You can expect

((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD POLICE CHIEF: YOU CAN EXPECT THAT ANY TIME YOU HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF ELDERLY PEOPLE BEING MOVED, FAMILIES CONCERNED AND SO FORTH, SO THAT'S NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY.))
SUPER=01-Milton Graham/Bedford Police Chief; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=out of the ordinary.
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VO-NAT


Hospital officials say they are counting their blessings that no one was injured in the blaze.
Graham says investigators from his department, Bedford County and the Virginia State police are looking into the cause of the fire.
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55GE-LAYOFFS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Officials at G-E's Salem plant have confirmed what had employees dreading.
Yesterday the compnay elminated 125-salaried positions.
Some employees say they were told there's not enough work.
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VO-NAT


The company that designs and manufactures control systems for large industrial machines says "the action is necessary to enhance the competitiveness of the GE business in Salem."
G-E noted this move won't impact its hourly workforce..this time it's the 30 to- 60- thousand- dollar- a- year jobs.
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SOT 13:05:13 GE SOT 1
IN Q=It's a broad

((STEPHEN THOMAS/GE ENGINEER: IT'S A BROAD RANGE. THERE'S SEVERAL CATEGORIES. BUT IF YOU TAKE THE WHOLE CATEGORY THAT I WAS IN RANGED FROM 30 TO 60 THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Thomas/GE Engineer;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to 60- thousand.
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VO-NAT


The job cuts will take place over the next four to eight weeks.
Those affected will get a week's pay for each year of service with the company.
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55weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
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Time now to check the Wednesday forecast--
Clouds will gradually lift later today, allowing some sunshine to peak through.
Temperatures stay cool though, with highs around 60.
Continued partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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83-Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire forced many elderly residents from their rooms last night at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


The blaze on the second floor of the hospital's nursing home was quickly brought under control, but medical personnel battled thick smoke to help many elderly residents escape.
Lou Venhorst rushed to the scene to help bring his mother to safety.
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SOT 23:45:35
IN Q=When I first

((LOU VENHORST/EVACUATED MOTHER: WHEN I FIRST SEEN THE SMOKE, I RAN UP AND THE IN RAN IN AND I RAN FOR MAMA, SO I TOOK HER OUT AND THEN I GOT HER ACROSS THE STREET TO THE NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE, AND I RAN BACK IN HELPED TWO MORE PEOPLE OUT.))
SUPER=01-Lou Venhorst/Evacuated Mother; :00
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OUT Q=more people out.
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VO-NAT


No injuries were reported, a fact that hospital personnel attributed to the quick work of the estimated 250 police, fire and rescue personnel who responded to the scene.
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SOT 1:20:03
IN Q=We had good

((HOWARD AINSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WE HAD GOOD RESPONSE FROM OUR MEDICAL STAFF, WE HAD GOOD RESPONSE FROM OUR HOSPITAL STAFF AND OUR SYSTEM EMPLOYEES, CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM EMPLOYEES AND SO OVERALL IT WAS AN EXCELLENT EFFORT.))
SUPER=01-Howard Ainsley/Hospital Director; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=an excellent effort.
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VO-NAT


The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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8plane-crash


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-34
SS=plane crash

**Note Anchor Tag**
Three people were killed in Montgomery County yesterday when the plane they were riding in plunged to the ground.
The single-engine Cessna crashed into a hillside around five o'clock.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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SUPER=01-Wilmer Brammer/Witness; :00
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :19
SUPER=01-Sean Hall/Witness; :40
SUPER=@Andrew1; :56
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=News 7 Montgomery County
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Plane Crash


The victims in that crash included 25-year old Timothy Williams Sprinkle of Troutville, 22-year old Charles David Smith of Salem and 70-year old Clifford E. Wells of Buchanan.

8GE-LAYOFFS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=General Electric


125- salaried workers at Salem's General Electric Plant lost their jobs yesterday.
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VO-NAT


Some employees say they were told there's not enough work.
The company that designs and manufactures control systems for large industrial machines says "the action is necessary to enhance the competitiveness of the GE business in Salem."
G-E noted this move won't impact its hourly workforce..this time it's the 30 to- 60- thousand- dollar- a- year jobs.
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SOT 13:05:13 GE SOT 1
IN Q=It's a broad

((STEPHEN THOMAS/GE ENGINEER: IT'S A BROAD RANGE. THERE'S SEVERAL CATEGORIES. BUT IF YOU TAKE THE WHOLE CATEGORY THAT I WAS IN RANGED FROM 30 TO 60 THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Thomas/GE Engineer;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to 60- thousand.
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VO-NAT


The job cuts will take place over the next four to eight weeks.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Taking a look now at the forecast--
Skies will gradually turn partly cloudy today, with cool high temperatures in the low 60s.
Partly cloudy skies continue tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
And variably cloudy for Thursday, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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