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7Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Fire


Investigators are searching for the cause of a fire in Northeast Roanoke this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The house in the 800 block of Palmer Road was fully engulfed with flames shooting out the windows when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after three a-m.
The Booth family made it out of the house safely.
They called the fire department from a relative's house across the street.
The house was destroyed in the overnight blaze.
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7E-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


After looking at the wreckage from Tuesday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have more insight into the crash.
But it could take months before the cause is found.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Tuesday;


The crash killed Clifford Wells, Tim Sprinkle, and David Smith, all experienced pilots.
Air Safety Investigator Robert Pearce confirms the left wing of the Cessna 210 separated before the impact, but there were no radio transmissions that indicated trouble.
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IN Q=There were no unusual transmissions

((ROBERT PEARCE/NTSB INVESTIGATOR: THERE WERE NO UNUSUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THERE WAS QUICK COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PILOT AND THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY. UNTIL THE POINT WHEN THE AIRPLANCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE, AND AT THAT TIME IT STARTED TO DRIFT OFF. THE CONTROLLER PROVIDED A NEW HEADING FOR THE AIRPLANE. THERE WAS NO RESPONSE AND AFTER SEVERAL CALLS AND 15 TO 20 SECONDS, THE AIRPLANE WAS LOST ON RADAR.))
SUPER=01-Robert Pearce/NTSB Investigator; :06
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=was lost on radar.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Plane Crash Investigation


Pearce says it will take about four months to complete a report on the accident.
Then the National Transportation Safety Board will issue a probable cause.

7E-Route-24


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=None


It's become a numbers game between Bedford County residents and V-DOT officials.
Residents want to see major changes to Route 24.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Since Saturday, this Winnebago has been stationed at Stewartsville Elementary School.
Inside, members of the Chamblissburg Ruritan Club have been counting the number of cars and trucks that go by.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the flow of traffic on Route 24 has remained the same in recent years.
But these volunteers believe it's increasing.
They're hoping that high volumes of traffic will force V-DOT to add extra lanes... or at the very least, widen the road.
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SOT 6:39:47
IN Q=They stated

((EZRA STEVENS/CHAMBLISSBURG RURITAN CLUB: THEY STATED THAT THE TRAFFIC WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS IT WAS THE TIME BEFORE. WE JUST WASN'T SATISFIED WITH THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ezra Stevens/Chamblissburg Ruritan Club;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=satisfied with that
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-May 1996;


Last year concerned residents held a meeting to discuss the situation.
They presented a slide show to demonstrate just how narrow the road is.
But so far VDOT has not taken any action.
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7p-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=None


Two weeks is the deadline for deadbeat moms and dads in Virginia.
If the parents do not pay up or make plans for payment, they could go to jail or perform community service once the state locates them.
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SOT
IN Q=let this

((LET THIS BE A WARNING TO YOU: IF YOU DON'T COME IN, WE'RE COMING AFTER YOU. WE DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN A WARNING, BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. AND THE WARNING IS, IS NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO START MEETING YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOUR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=children
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's just part of the state's all out Kids First campaign.
It is the second phase of bipartisan welfare reform.
State officials say Virginia is number one in the nation in child support enforcement.
But 186-thousand dead beat parents still owe more than 850 million dollars.
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7weather


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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


As we head into the weekend, temperatures will be staying cooler than normal.
Today's forecast calls for variably cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Cloudy tonight, with a chance of rain late.
Lows in the lower 50s.
Continued cloudy tomorrow, with a better chance of showers.
Highs in the mid 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/8/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-2/Calvin Dunbar/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-83/Marvin Bumgarner/Forest;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/Harold & Barbara Hancock, Sr./Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Zella Moore/Gretna;



SUPER=130-/Luke Meadows/Hot Springs;



SUPER=130-/Taylor Graves/Lynch Station;


Monday:

SUPER=130-39/Nancy Farmer/Pearisburg;



SUPER=130-/Casey Williams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Inez Hanks/Gretna;



SUPER=130-7/Seth Moore/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-11/Danielle Eubank/Cloverdale;


No Pictures:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/Moss & Patsy Roach/Martinsville;

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55p-Crenshaws


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Crenshaw's newly filed lawsuit against W-D-B-J -7 is actually a conterclaim to a lawsuit filed by the station in March demanding payment for T-V commercials.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Crenshaw's contracted with the television station for 50-thousand dollars worth of advertising at Christmas time.
It never paid for the air time, citing a series of news accounts News 7 aired when the company acquired Holdrens a year ago.
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IN Q=If you

((HAROLD BAGWELL/CRENSHAW'S OWNER: IF YOU'D HAVE REPORTED CORRECTLY THAT CRENSHAWS BOUGHT ONLY THE ASSETS FROM HOLDRENS, AND DID NOT ASSUME THE LIABILITIES, THAT IT WAS NOT CRENSHAWS' RESPONSIBILITY TO ASSUME THESE LIABILITIES, THEN THE PUBLIC- -WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THE UPROAR THAT WE HAD.)) ((JIM KENT/WDBJ-7 NEWS DIRECTOR: NOW THE FACT THAT FORMER HOLDRENS CUSTOMERS MAY NOT HAVE BOUGHT THAT LINE OF REASONING DOESN'T MEANS WE DIDN'T REPORT IT.))
SUPER=01-Harold Bagwell/Crenshaw's Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Kent/WDBJ7 News Director; :20
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=report it.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Lawsuit


W-B-D-J sued Crenshaws for 50-thousand dollars to cover the unpaid commercial time.
Crenshaw's suit filed Wednesday asks for 30 MILLION dollars.

55E-Stolle-Ad


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Gil Davis


It looks like the mudslinging has started in the race for Virginia Attorney General.
In January, News- 7 was first to show you home video of Gil Davis drinking... and talking to a female client about the possibility of her disrobing and posing for Playboy.
By that time, Davis was already on the campaign trail--hoping to win the Republican nod for state Attorney General.
SS=Ken Stolle


One of his political opponents, Ken (STAH-lee) Stolle, was quoted as saying the tape could be "extremely damaging to Davis."
It seems Stolle is taking matters into his own hands with his latest T- V ad.
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IN Q=Take your

((ADVERTISEMENT: TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF. TAKE ALL OF YOUR CLOTHES OFF AND EXPOSE YOUR BODY. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=expose your body
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Campaign 97


Stolle says the ad shows an unacceptable level of professionalism and judgement when dealing with a client.
Davis says Stolle is resorting to quote-- "dirty campaigning" because he's desperate for votes.
Jerry Kilgore and Mark Earley are also vying for the Republican nod for Attorney General.

55weather


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


Turning now to the Friday forecast--
Some sunshine should break through today, with daytime temperatures staying cool, in the mid to upper 60s.
Cloudy tonight, with the possibility of showers.
Lows in the lower 50s.
A chance of rain tomorrow, with highs in the mid 60s.
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8Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Fire


A rude awakening for some residents when their Northeast Roanoke home caught fire early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The house in the 800 block of Palmer Avenue was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after three a-m.
Residents made it out safely; there is no word yet on a possible cause of the fire.

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8P-SCHOOL-CALENDAR


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Education


In a matter of days, this school year will become a memory for area students when they take off on summer vacation.
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VO-NAT


But school officials are planning for an earlier beginning NEXT year.
Students in Franklin, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties along with Roanoke and Salem cities return to the classroom August 25th.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This is old news in Roanoke County-- students went back before Labor Day this school year, too.
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IN Q=

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: MANY STUDENTS WON'T ADMIT IT, BUT THEY'RE BORED LONG BEFORE AUGUST IS OVER. AND PARENTS ARE CERTAINLY READY FOR FOR THEM TO COME BACK. SO, I THINK IT'S BEEN A POPULAR DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Superintendent;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q= a popular decision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


While it might cut down on a few days over the summer, there may be some advantages.
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SOT 51:33
IN Q=

((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SPOKESPERSON: ONE IS TO GUARANTEE A LONGER WINTER BREAK, A GUARANTEED SPRING BREAK, BUT NOT TOO LATE A DISMISSAL IN JUNE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS, AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=as well.
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VO-NAT


The General Assembly grants waivers for public school systems to begin BEFORE Labor Day if they've missed enough days due to bad weather.
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8E-Route-24


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=None


Some volunteers have been spending their week counting vehicles along Route 24 in Bedford county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Since Saturday, this Winnebago has been stationed at Stewartsville Elementary School.
Inside, members of the Chamblissburg Ruritan Club have been counting the number of cars and trucks that go by.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the flow of traffic on Route 24 has remained the same in recent years.
But these volunteers believe it's increasing.
They're hoping that high volumes of traffic will force V-DOT to add extra lanes... or at the very least, widen the road.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:39:47
IN Q=They stated

((EZRA STEVENS/CHAMBLISSBURG RURITAN CLUB: THEY STATED THAT THE TRAFFIC WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS IT WAS THE TIME BEFORE. WE JUST WASN'T SATISFIED WITH THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ezra Stevens/Chamblissburg Ruritan Club;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=satisfied with that
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-May 1996;


Last year concerned residents held a meeting to discuss the situation.
They presented a slide show to demonstrate just how narrow the road is.
But so far VDOT has not taken any action.
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8p-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia has a warning for deadbeat parents--
They have two weeks to pay up or make plans for payment.
Otherwise, they could go to jail. (/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=let this

((LET THIS BE A WARNING TO YOU: IF YOU DON'T COME IN, WE'RE COMING AFTER YOU. WE DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN A WARNING, BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. AND THE WARNING IS, IS NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO START MEETING YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOUR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=children
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's just part of the state's all out Kids First campaign.
It is the second phase of bipartisan welfare reform.
State officials say Virginia is number one in the nation in child support enforcement.
But 186-thousand dead beat parents still owe more than 850 million dollars.
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8Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


A Roanoke County company with a number of stockholders in our area posted "somewhat disappointing" second quarter results, according to its chief executive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Optical Cable's profits were down five- point- four- percent compared to the previous year.
That's due in part to a slowdown in the company's European markets, and some softness in its U-S sales as well.
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8weather


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


Turning to the forecast to start off the weekend--
Variably cloudy on this Friday.
Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Cloudy skies tonight, with showers developing late.
Lows in the lower 50s.
More clouds ahead tomorrow, along with the chance of rain.
Highs in the mid 60s.
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