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7Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Net
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


It could be a week before nursing home residents of Bedford Memorial Hostpial return to the facility.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Tuesday Night;


Emergency workers transported 32 residents to the Carriage Hill Retirement Center after a fire Tuesday at the hospital.
The incident caused extensive damage to a few rooms and startled some residents.
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IN Q=I went to

((FLORENCE HARGRAVE/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: I WENT TO OPEN MY BEDROOM DOOR AND SAW THERE WAS A LOT OF SMOKE AND I SAID LET ME GET OUT OF HERE AND RUSHED TO THE REAR STAIRWAY AND THEY BROUGHT ME DOWN INTHE WHEELCHAIR AND PUT ME ON THE AMBULANCE AND EVERYTHING WAS NICELY DONE LIKE CLOCKWORK.))
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VO-NAT


Investigators are calling the fire an accident. They are blaming it on a hot plate in a storage closet.
The plate was accidently turned on after a circuit breaker was flipped.
Officials say the fire could have been worse if it were not for the quick response of hospital and emergency workers.
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7p-plane-crash


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#Net (edit of 597-17)
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Invest


Federal aviation officials say it could be months before they know what brought down a single engine sessna Tuesday, killing three people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Yesterday officials from the National Transportation Safety Board started sifting through the debris of the Cessna 210.
The N-T-S-B gathered clues a quarter of a mile from the crash site, as the civil air patrol scoured tall grass in a nearby field.
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(( ))
SUPER=02-Robert Pearce/NTSB Investigator;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=information on there
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VO-NAT


The aircraft was making a practice approach to the Roanoke Regional Airport when the crash occured near the Roanoke County line.
Officials found all the plane's major components.
The three men on board were all experienced pilots.
The plane belonged to Clifford Wells.
Officials presume he was flying the plane, but an autopsy will conclude who was at the controls.
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7P-crash-victims


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=plane crash


All three crash victims are from well known families in the area,
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VO-NAT


Wells is the former C-E-O of James River Limestone a Buchanan company that was recently sold.
He was an aviator who had been flying for well over four decades.
Tim Sprinkle is the son of Ray Sprinkle a former school board chairman in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Friends say he had finally found his niche as a flight instructor at Hillman aviation.
Charles David Smith is the son of Salem City Manager Randy Smith.
Known as David, he was a flight instructor at Hillman aviation as well-- with plans to someday becoming an airline pilot.
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7House-Crash


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Cut-in
WRITER=sta
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


A man hit a parked car then rammed into the side of a home in Vinton this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


The incident happened at 565 Olney Street.
The car crushed part of the brick along the front of the home and badly damaged the front door.
There's no word yet on what caused the crash.
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7p-Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Authoritites are hoping looking into possible clues from an abandoned house could help in the murder of two Spotsylvania County girls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co.;


Authorities searched the building Tuesday night, and found some fibers and blood stains.
The evidence may help them find the killer of Kristin and Kati Lisk.
The bodies of the two sisters were found in a river last month, five days after they disappeared.
The Washington Post is reporting the girls died from asphyxiation.
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7weather


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


Turning now to the Thursday forecast--
Some cloud cover this morning, but sunshine should become dominant by the afternoon.
Highs reaching the lower 70s.
Variably cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Cloudy skies tomorrow, with a chance of showers.
Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/6/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-2/Morgan Vass/New Castle;



SUPER=130-21/Jason Holland/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-3/Allison Hodge/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-6/Phillip Cooper/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Ethan Foster/Hurt;



SUPER=130-31/Janet Vest/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-7/Katie Brickley/New Castle;


Saturday:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-44th/Keith & Opal Young/Copper Hill;



SUPER=130-15/Rebecca Ailstock/Callaway;



SUPER=130-/J.W. George/Gretna;



SUPER=130-/Rhonda Thompson/Gretna;



SUPER=130-7/Malinda Cooper/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-10/Sarah Garrett/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-17th/Cecil & Ann Wolfe/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-17th/Bobby & Susan Street/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-82/Janie McDaniel/Hurt;

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55E-Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


Lawyers for a former Virginia Tech student who claims she was raped by two football players today asked a federal appeals court to reinstate her lawsuit.
Brzonkala was the first alleged
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax/February 1996;

sexual assault victim to sue under the federal Violence Against Women Act.
But a federal judge in Roanoke dismissed the suit last year, ruling that Congress exceeded its authority.
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SOT 46:52
IN Q=Title IX

((DEBORAH BRAKE/BRZONKALA ATTORNEY: TITLE IX REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO RESPOND TO SEX DISCRIMINATION ON THEIR CAMPUSES. AND RAPE IS THE MOST SEVERE FORM OF SEX DISCRIMINATION AND THE UNIVERSITY IN THIS CASE REFUSED TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Brake/Brzonkala Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=appropriate action.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Former player Tony Morrison appeared yesterday.
He was found guilty of sexual assault by a school panel that then lessened his guilt to "abusive conduct" in a later hearing.
But he was NOT criminally charged.
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SOT 54:26
IN Q=That's the

((DAVID PAXTON: THAT'S THE DIFFICULTY THAT WE HAVE IN THIS CASE IS THAT THEY'VE ALLEGED IT AND ONCE THE RECORD IS SEEN, IT'S NOT AS IF IT'S A SITUATION WHERE YOU SAY NO, NO, NO, AND THEN DO IT ANYWAY. AND THAT'S WHAT I MEAN. IT'S DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO SIT THERE AND LISTEN TO THAT.))
SUPER=01-David Paxton/Morrison Attorney;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=to that.
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VO-NAT


Morrison is currently fielding football scholarship offers from other Big East schools.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The three judge appeals panel will rule in several weeks.

55E-Crenshaw


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=None


WDBJ-7 is being sued by Crenshaws' TV and Appliance Stores for a series of stories that aired last year.
The lawsuit alleges Channel 7 conspired to harm the company's buisness, and asks for 30 million dollars in damages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


The suit refers to reports News 7 aired about Crenshaw's purchase of Holdrens stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
We reported Crenshaws, after initially honoring Holdren's extended warranties, stopped doing so.
Crenshaws says after the reports, sales decreased significantly.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


WDBJ-7 General Manager Bob Lee called the lawsuit "ridiculous", and said the station would withhold further comment pending consultation with its attorneys.
In March, channel 7 filed a lawsuit against Crenshaws concerning nearly 50 thousand dollars in unpaid bills for advertising purchased months after the station aired the warranty reports.
The state is reviewing the issue of Crenshaw's warranty coverage.

55weather


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


Taking a look at Thursday's weather--
Expect mostly sunny skies by the afternoon, with warmer temperatures climbing in to the lower 70s.
Variable cloudiness by tonight, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Cloudy skies tomorrow, with the possibility of some showers.
Highs in the mid 60s.
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8P-crash-victims


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=plane crash


The three victims in Tuesday's plane crash in Montgomery County were from some of the best known families in the area.
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VO-NAT


Wells is the former C-E-O of James River Limestone a (Buck-anan) Buchanan company that was recently sold.
He was an aviator who had been flying for well over four decades.
Tim Sprinkle is the son of Ray Sprinkle a former school board chairman in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Friends say he had finally found his niche as a flight instructor at Hillman aviation.
Charles David Smith is the son of Salem City Manager Randy Smith.
Known as David, he was a flight instructor at Hillman aviation as well-- with plans to someday becoming an airline pilot.
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8220-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Traffic delays and power outages resulted from a single car accident on Route 220 last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The driver apparently lost control of the car then struck an electric pole. The car eventually landed upside down.
The two people in the car were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, one had to be airlifted.
The accident knocked out power to some residents in the area for a few hours.
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8E-Partners-Pregnancy


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Teen Pregnancy


Unwanted pregnancy is a problem that exists in many communities.
But Roanoke and Clifton Forge have some of the highest numbers of unwanted pregnancies in the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Virginia's current unwanted pregnancy rate is 30 percent.
If the state becomes one of the top five states at lowering that number, it would qualify for 20 million dollars in federal funding.
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SOT 6:33:12
IN Q=in order

((MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ALLEGHANY-ROANOKE HEALTH DISTRICT: IN ORDER FOR LOCALITIES TO GET A PIECE OF THAT MONEY, THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS, AND ENGAGE COMMUNITY INPUT IN TELLING THEM WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN TELLING THEM WHAT WE NEED TO IN ORDER TO REDUCE OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Molly Rutledge/Alleghany-Roanoke Health Dis.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=wedlock births
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VO-NAT


Molly Rutledge from the Roanoke City Health department says it is important to reduce pregnancy rates,
SUPER=@file;

because children born out of wedlock are more likely to have problems later in life.
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SOT 6:35:08
IN Q=many of the

((MANY OF THE CHILDREN DO LESS WELL IN SCHOOL, AND GET INTO MORE TROUBLE AS REFLECTED IN SOCIAL AND MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=HEALTH STATISTICS
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VO-NAT


The community forum continues tonight in the New River Valley.
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8E-Bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


It's a bittersweet homecoming for Danville soldiers on leave from Bosnia.
They're back home now, but it's only temporary.
Tina Tenret (Ten-RAY) has the story of one of them.
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IN Q=David Jones
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-David Jones/National Guard Member; :15
SUPER=@Tina1; :58
RUNS=1:10
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((
David Jones has ten days to spend with his wife and daughter in Danville, before returning overseas.
He says soldiers in Bosnia miss their families. Some didn't want to take leave, to avoid saying goodbye a second time.
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IN Q= This is their first

((DAVID JONES/NATIONAL GUARD: THIS IS THEIR FIRST DEPLOYMENT. MOST OF THESE GUYS HAVEN'T BEEN ON ACTIVE DUTY BEFORE SO THEY'VE NEVER BEEN DEPLOYED BEFORE, SO THEY'VE NEVER BEEN AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILY. THERE'S THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE WHO HAVE. THIS IS MY SECOND DEPLOYMENT. IT DOESN'T GET ANY EASIER.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=any easier


Jones, who also served in the Gulf War, delivers mail and supplies to American troops in Bosnia.
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IN Q= Americans take

((AMERICANS TAKE A LOT FOR GRANTED. GETTING IN YOUR CAR, GOING TO THE STORE, YOU CAN'T DO IT OVER THERE. ONE, YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY, TWO YOU DON'T KNOW IF THE STORE IS GOING TO BE THERE. IF THE STORE IS THERE YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN GET TO IT. YOU CAN'T WALK ACROSS YOUR FRONT YARD OVER THERE.))
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For now, Jones is relaxing, eating out, and shopping for a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
He hopes to be home for good this fall.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville))

8weather


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


Taking a look at the Thursday forecast--
A bit warmer today, with skies turning mostly sunny by the afternoon.
Highs climbing into the 70s.
Variably cloudy skies tonight, with lows in the lower 50s.
Cloudy tomorrow, with showers possible.
Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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