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7E-I-73


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-23
GRAPHIC=I-73


Talks of a new interstate running from Roanoke into North Carolina are moving forward.
But the planning, mapping and construction could still take years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


V-DOT has selected a consultant to conduct a location study.
The consultant will look at a five- to- seven mile wide corridor which roughly follows route 2-20 from Roanoke to North Carolina.
Factors considered in the location study include effects on neighborhoods, businesses, historic sites, and the natural environment, along with cost.
The five- million- dollar study should take three years to complete.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=I-73


No money has been allocated for I-73 construction in Virginia.
V-DOT estimates it will cost 800- million- dollars to build the Virginia portion of the highway.

7E-Police-Ball


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=none


The Danville police department and the Scorpion Motorcycle Club stepped up to the plate to help out a young boy in the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


It was part of a softball game to benefit Reggie Hutchins, a 10- year- old boy shot last April.
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SOT 07:51:30
IN Q=The police department

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SCORPIONS, THEY ALWAYS DO NICE THINGS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. AND WE JUST THINK IT'S THE GREATEST THING. AND REGGIE, HE'S JUST THRILLED ABOUT EVERYTHING.)) ((REGGIE HUTCHINS: IT WAS A SURPRISE WHEN I RODE ON A HARLEY. IT WAS FUN.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother; :00
SUPER=07-Reggie Hutchins; :12
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=it was fun
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VO-NAT


Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller coached the game.
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SOT 07:45:26
IN Q=We need a few

((BILL FULLER/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WE NEED A FEW MORE BODIES AND A FEW YOUNGER ONES. BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN, YEAH IT SURE IS.))
SUPER=01-Bill Fuller/Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=sure is
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VO-NAT


Reggie was shot when he opened his front door.
His mother calls the crime an act of revenge.
The family was involved in efforts to rid the neighborhood of drug dealers.
Donations from the game will help pay Reggie's hospital bills.
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7E-Mobile-Learning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-24
GRAPHIC=Education


It's a high tech, hands on mobile classroom.
And Southwest Virginia is one of the few communities in the nation that has one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Mobile Learning Unit, or M-L-U, rolled into Roanoke last week for a demonstration.
The M-L-U serves the New River Valley and points west, providing on- site training and technology demonstrations to manufacturers and students.
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IN Q=We have

((SCOTT FREEMAN/MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTER: WE HAVE FOURTEEN PENTIUM COMPUTERS THAT WE CAN DO COMPUTER TRAINING. OR WE HAVE TABLE TOP TRAINING EQUIPMENT LIKE A COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROLLED THREE AXIS MACHINE, A ROBOT, A PNEUMATICS TRAINER, ELECTRONICS TRAINERS, THAT WE CAN TRAIN A MYRIAD OF DIFFERENT SUBJECTS WITH.)) ((JAY TICE/MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTER: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FROM THE STANDPOINT PARTICULARLY OF OUR MANUFACTURERS BECAUSE THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE WORKING ON SHIFTS CAN TAKE A COUPLE OF HOURS AND TAKE TRAINING ON SITE WITHOUT HAVING TO LOSE A LOT OF LOSS TIME FROM THEIR JOB.))
SUPER=01-Scott Freeman/Manufacturing Technology Center; :00
SUPER=01-Jay Tice/Manufacturing Technology Center; :19
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=from their job.
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VO-NAT


The mobile classroom receives substantial backing from the Mountain Empire, New River, Southwest Virginia, Virginia Highlands, and Wytheville community colleges.
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7Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A man is Spotsylvania County will be breathing a sigh of relief and anticipation this morning as the county's prosecutor goes to court today to request that charges of abducting and killing Sofia Silva be dropped against him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The case against Karl Roush unraveled last week when authorities learned about a state crime lab mistake in analyzing evidence.
The mistake means there could be a link between the death of 16- year- old Silva last year and the May killings of Kristin and Kati Lisk.
Similarities in the two cases have been rumored.
The F-B-I is still investigating.
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7weather


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


Turning to weather--
Skies will be partly sunny today, with highs around 80.
Tonight, mostly cloudy. Some scattered showers are possible.
Lows in the low to mid 60s.
Variable cloudiness tomorrow, with a lingering chance of showers or thunderstorms.
Highs in the low 80s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/17/97
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55plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=plane crash


A Lexington Couple survived a small plane crash yesterday Rockingham County.
Pilot Leon Johenning said he was making a landing approach at a grass strip airfield when the accident occurred.
The two-seater struck a power pole, slammed to the ground and overturned.
The crash knocked out power briefly to two dozen customers of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative.

55E-Police-Ball


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=none


In Danville the police took on the bikers, all in the name of charity.
The matchup between the officers and members of the Scorpion Motorcycle club
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;

was part of a softball game to help out Reggie Hutchins, a 10- year- old boy shot last April.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 07:51:30
IN Q=The police department

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SCORPIONS, THEY ALWAYS DO NICE THINGS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. AND WE JUST THINK IT'S THE GREATEST THING. AND REGGIE, HE'S JUST THRILLED ABOUT EVERYTHING.)) ((REGGIE HUTCHINS: IT WAS A SURPRISE WHEN I RODE ON A HARLEY. IT WAS FUN.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother; :00
SUPER=07-Reggie Hutchins; :12
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=it was fun
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VO-NAT


Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller coached the game.
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SOT 07:45:26
IN Q=We need a few

((BILL FULLER/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WE NEED A FEW MORE BODIES AND A FEW YOUNGER ONES. BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN, YEAH IT SURE IS.))
SUPER=01-Bill Fuller/Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=sure is
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VO-NAT


Reggie was shot when he opened his front door.
His mother calls the crime an act of revenge.
The family was involved in efforts to rid the neighborhood of drug dealers.
Donations from the game will help pay Reggie's hospital bills.
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55Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=allen, george


Governor Allen is making his way through Europe this month and along the way he stopped to see some hometown soliders.
On Saturday, the Governor's trade trip included a visit to Bosnia to see Virginia National Guard troops.
Allen brought some personal letters to soldiers in Doboj (Du-Boy), about 60 miles north of Sarajevo.
He also told the troops that the thoughts and prayers of all Virginians are with them.
Allen is on a 15-day trip to drum up business for the state.
He will make stops in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

55weather


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


Time now to check the Monday forecast--
Partly sunny skies ahead for today.
Highs will be around 80.
Mostly cloudy by tonight, with scattered showers.
Lows in the low to mid 60s.
And looking ahead Variably cloudy tomorrow, with again a chance of showers.
Highs in the low 80s.
Nightime lows in the 60's.
The chance for showers continues throughout the week, with temperatures remaining in the low to mid 80's.
And night time temperatures in the 60's.
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8Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


The Spotsylvania County prosecutor heads to court today to request that charges of abduction and murder be dropped against the suspect in the death of 16-year old Sofia Silva.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The case against Karl Roush unraveled last week when authorities learned about a state crime lab mistake in analyzing evidence.
The mistake means there could be a link Silva's murder and the May killings of Kristin and Kati Lisk.
Similarities in the two cases have been rumored.
The F-B-I is still investigating.
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8E-I-73


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-23
GRAPHIC=I- 73


It's been a long road for supporters of the proposed I- 73 project.
But now, they're getting some additional help.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


V-DOT has selected a consultant from Herndon to carry out a location study, in which it will look at a five- to- seven mile wide corridor which roughly follows route 2-20 from Roanoke to North Carolina.
Factors considered in the location study include effects on neighborhoods, businesses, historic sites, and the natural environment, along with cost.
The five- million- dollar study should take three years to complete.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Highway Improvements


No money has been allocated for I-73 construction in Virginia.
V-DOT estimates it will cost 800- million- dollars to build the Virginia portion of the highway.

8Mobile-Learning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-24)
GRAPHIC=Education


It's high- tech education on wheels--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Mobile Learning Unit, or M-L-U, rolled into Roanoke last week for a demonstration.
The M-L-U serves the New River Valley and points west, providing on- site training and technology demonstrations to manufacturers and students.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:31:26 can cover either sot if you have some left over
IN Q=It's very

((JAY TICE/MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTER: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FROM THE STANDPOINT PARTICULARLY OF OUR MANUFACTURERS BECAUSE THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE WORKING ON SHIFTS CAN TAKE A COUPLE OF HOURS AND TAKE TRAINING ON SITE WITHOUT HAVING TO LOSE A LOT OF LOSS TIME FROM THEIR JOB.))
SUPER=01-Scott Freeman/Manufacturing Technology Center; :00
SUPER=01-Jay Tice/Manufacturing Technology Center;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=from their job.
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VO-NAT


The mobile classroom receives substantial backing from the Mountain Empire, New River, Southwest Virginia, Virginia Highlands, and Wytheville community colleges.
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8Police-Ball


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-46)
GRAPHIC=none


It was the bikers versus the cops--
But the face- off between Danville police and the Scorpion Motorcycle Club was all to benefit a young boy.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


It was part of a softball game to benefit Reggie Hutchins, a 10- year- old boy shot last April.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 07:51:30
IN Q=The police department

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SCORPIONS, THEY ALWAYS DO NICE THINGS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. AND WE JUST THINK IT'S THE GREATEST THING. AND REGGIE, HE'S JUST THRILLED ABOUT EVERYTHING.)) ((REGGIE HUTCHINS: IT WAS A SURPRISE WHEN I RODE ON A HARLEY. IT WAS FUN.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother; :00
SUPER=07-Reggie Hutchins; :12
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=it was fun
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Reggie was shot when he opened his family's front door.
His mother calls the crime an act of revenge.
The family was involved in efforts to rid the neighborhood of drug dealers.
Donations from the game will help pay Reggie's hospital bills.
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8Allen


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=allen, george


Virginia National Guard troops in Bosnia got a visit from the Governor over the weekend.
Governor Allen took some time out from his European trade mission.
He brought some personal letters to the guardsmen during Saturday's visit to Doboj, about 60 miles north of Sarajevo.
He also told the troops that the thoughts and prayers of all Virginians are with them.
Allen is on a 15-day trip to drum up business for the state.
He will make stops in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

8Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=rail merger


C-S-X and Norfolk Southern intend to take their split of Conrail to federal regulators as early as today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The two Virginia rail firms contend that breaking up the Northeast line will make it easier for shippers to send cargo without switching carriers.
The U-S Surface Transportation Board must O-K the deal.
But a ruling is NOT likely until next year.
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8weather


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


Let's now to turn to the weather outlook--
Expect partly sunny skies today, with highs near 80.
Mostly cloudy tonight, along with scattered showers.
Lows in the low to mid 60s.
A mixture of clouds and sun tomorrow, with again a chance of showers.
Highs in the low 80s.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Wind SE 5-10/78-82/Mostly Cloudy/Scattered

SUPER=#555; reset Showers/60-65;