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7P-Hooper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-30
SS=hooper


Cancer has taken the life of Roanoke's Chief of police.
M-David Hooper afternoon, after heading the deparment for three decades.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1967;


He came to western Virginia in the summer of 19-67.
Hooper was the chief of police in Pottstown, Pennsylvania when he was selected to lead the force here in Roanoke.
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SOT 00:06:16
IN Q=As far as I am concerned

(( ))
SUPER=10-M. David Hooper/Roanoke Police Chief/1967;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to this community.
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VO-NAT


Hooper's tenure was marked by accomplishment, and controversy.
The department achieved national accreditation under his leadership, but in past years it also faced complaints of racial discrimination and use of excessive force.
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7P-react


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=Hooper


Hooper had been on medical leave so most of his colleagues were aware of
his struggle with cancer. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But that didn't make the loss any easier.
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SOT
IN Q=

((BOB HERBERT: ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: HE'S GONE THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME, WE'VE RESPECTED HIS PRIVACY, AND HAVE BEEN THERE TO SUPPORT HIS FAMILY DURING THIS TIME PERIOD BECAUSE THE CITY IS A BIG FAMILY, AND THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO WILL FEEL THIS AS A VERY PERSONAL THING. MAJOR JAKE VIAR/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: FEELING MIGHTY LOW. I VISITED HIM AT LEAST SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK AND I SAW HIM STEADFASTLY GO DOWNHILL. EVEN THOUGH THE FAMILY WAS TOLD, AND I HAD BEEN TOLD THAT THIS WOULD BE TERMINAL, IT'S HARD TO ACCEPT THIS FROM SOMEONE YOU'VE BEEN CLOSE TO FOR 30 YEARS. ))
SUPER=@Herbert; :00
SUPER=01-Jake Viar/Roanoke City Police; :15
RUNS=:37
OUT Q=close with for 30 years.
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VO-NAT


Major Viar will serve as interim chief until a new one is named.
Herbert says funeral plans have not been made yet.
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7E-Plane-Landing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Delaware pilot made an emergency landing in Bedford County last night when he feared he was experiencing engine trouble.
The Single Engine Cessna landed in a field off route 1-22 about two miles south of Bedford,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The pilot, Glen Murray of Delaware, was the only one on board.
Authorities say he did not appear injured and refused treatment at the scene.
Murray says he was flying over Route 1-22 when the plane developed a severe vibration.
He was trying to land in a field, but came up short when he tried to avoid a house.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Meanwhile Virginia's Civil Air Patrol has ground and air crews searching for a Roanoke man whose plane left the city just before eight Sunday Morning.
The light aircraft was heading to Clearwater, Florida but never reached its destination.
The search area includes parts of Roanoke, Bedford, Campbell, Pittsylvania, Patrick and Franklin Counties.
The Virginia civil Air Patrol is asking anyone who may have witnessed or heard the crash to contact its headquarters.

7p-tobacco-settlement


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


The tobacco industry continues to make headlines as talks of settlements are in the works in Washington, here at home small businesses are wondering how they will be affected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;

00:37:37
While doctors are supporting the agreement's intent to reduce teen smoking by cutting out advertising... businesses that depend on that advertising, including the New River Valley Speedway, are worried about the impact.
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SOT 00:37:50
IN Q=a track

((STEPHANIE CARROLL/NEW RIVER VALLEY SPEEDWAY SPOKESPERSON:A TRACK IS A BUSINESS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER CORPORATION AND WE WORK ON, ON PROFITS AND THERE'S NOT A LOT OF PROFIT MARGIN IN A RACE TRACK AND WINSTON HELPS TAKE UP THAT SLACK, THEY DO AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF STUFF FOR US. ))
SUPER=01-Stephanie Carroll/NRV Speedway; :08
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=amount of stuff for us
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Winston supplies the speedway with everything from schedules to paint.


7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... It's going to be a hot day, with sunny skies-- highs will be in the low 90's.
Tonight looks clear with lows in the mid to upper 60's.
And looking ahead, those summertime temperatures are going to remain with us throughout the week with highs in the 90 maybe dropping a bit to the eighties towards the end of the week.
Nighttime lows in the upper sixties.

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SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Increasing Humidity/90-92/Mostly Clear/Light

Winds/65-70;

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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/25/97
Wednesday:

SUPER=130-6/Christopher Bradley/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Evan Moses/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-6/K.C. Wykle/Selma;



SUPER=130-4/James Lawhorn, Jr./Clifton Forge;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-19/Mary Jackson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Andrew Witcher/Snow Creek;



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55P-Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=GILMORE


The Virginia Municipal League is criticing Jim Gilmore's campaign pledge to eliminate the tax on cars and trucks.
The league says it will cost more than twice what Gilmore estimates.
Gilmore's defenders say his plan was jumped in an unorthodox way by a legislative commission.
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SOT tape two 12:36:41
IN Q=I certainly

((DEL. THELMA DRAKE/R-NORFOLK: I CERTAINLY CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEIR INTENTIONS, BUT ON THE SURFACE IT LOOKS LIKE A TOTAL SET-UP.))
SUPER=01-Del. Thelma Drake/(R) Norfolk;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=total set-up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Drake and a band of sign-wavers defended Gilmore's tax cut in the face of withering questions and criticisms.
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SOT tape TWO 12:32:51
IN Q=It allows

((DEL. THELMA DRAKE/R-NORFOLK: IT ALLOWS THAT MONEY THAT YOU OR I WOULD PAY IN PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX TO REMAIN IN THAT COMMUNITY....PLUS THE MONEY THAT THE LOCALITY WOULD HAVE RECEIVED FROM THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ))
SOT TAPE ONE 11:17:45

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: THE TAX BURDEN IN THIS COMMONWEALTH'S BEEN CUT IN HALF SINCE I'VE BEEN CHAIRMAN OF HOUSE FINANCE. WE RANK 47TH IN AMERICA IN OVERALL TAX BURDEN. WE HAVE THE THIRD LOWEST CORPORATE INCOME TAX IN AMERICA. I BELEIVE WE HAVE THE LOWEST SALES TAX IN AMERICA.))
SUPER=@Cranwell; :17!!!
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=in America.
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VO-NAT


The Municipal League says Gilmore's cut will drain one-point-three- BILLION dollars from state coffers.
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55P-VPAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Campaign Spending


The Commonwealth's six candidates for statewide office have a lot more to be proud of than their platforms.
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SUPER=@file;
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Virginia Public Access Project has gotten them to agree to hand over their campaign finance reports on computer disks.
That means Virginia voters can do a little homework on the world wide web before election day.
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SOT 14:03:02
IN Q=I think

((DAVID POOLE/VA. PUBLIC ACCESS PROJECT: IT'S NOT SOME FUTURE THING TO TALK ABOUT. IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING. AND PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES CAN GO AND LOG ONTO THE INTERNET AND FIND OUT ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION THAT BEFORE WOULD HAVE BEEN VIRTUALLY INACCESSIBLE -- WOULD HAVE TAKEN WEEKS AND WEEKS AND WEEKS OF DIGGING.))
SUPER=01-David Poole/Va. Public Access Project;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=of digging.
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VO-NAT


It's a searchable database run cheaply out of an apartment in Richmond.
Last year, Virginia was ranked as the second most inaccessible state in terms of campaign spending reports. TAKE PINNACLE PAGE FULL 1050essC
The World Wide Web address for the Virginia Public Access Project is W- W- W- dot- C- R- P- dot- O- R- G- slash V- P- A- P.
You will also find a link to the site on our W-D-B-J home page.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... It's going to be a hot day, with sunny skies-- highs will be in the low 90's.
Tonight looks clear with lows in the mid to upper 60's.
And looking ahead, those summertime temperatures are going to remain with us throughout the week with highs in the 90 maybe dropping a bit to the eighties towards the end of the week.
Nighttime lows in the upper sixties.

SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Increasing Humidity/90-92/Mostly Clear/Light

Winds/65-70;

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8E-Plane-Landing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Delaware pilot made an emergency landing in Bedford County last night when he feared he was experiencing engine trouble.
The Single Engine Cessna landed in a field off route 1-22 about two miles south of Bedford,
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The pilot, Glen Murray of Delaware, was the only one on board.
Authorities say he did not appear injured and refused treatment at the scene.
Murray says he was flying over Route 1-22 when the plane developed a severe vibration.
He was trying to land in a field, but came up short when he tried to avoid a house.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Meanwhile Virginia's Civil Air Patrol has ground and air crews searching for a Roanoke man whose plane left the city just before eight Sunday Morning.
The light aircraft was heading to Clearwater, Florida but never reached its destination.
The search area includes parts of Roanoke, Bedford, Campbell, Pittsylvania, Patrick and Franklin Counties.
The Virginia civil Air Patrol is asking anyone who may have witnessed or heard the crash to contact its headquarters.

8P-Hooper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-30
SS=hooper


After serving 30 years as Roanoke's Chief of police in M. David Hooper has lost his Battle with cancer.
He died yesterday at the age of 67.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1967;


Hooper came to western Virginia in the summer of 19-67.
He was the chief of police in Pottstown, Pennsylvania when he was selected to lead the force here in Roanoke.
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SOT 00:06:16
IN Q=As far as I am concerned

(( ))
SUPER=10-M. David Hooper/Roanoke Police Chief/1967;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to this community.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Hooper's tenure was marked by accomplishment, and controversy.
The department achieved national accreditation under his leadership, but in past years it also faced complaints of racial discrimination and use of excessive force.
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8Amherst-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire ripped through an Amherst County home near Madison Heights last night, leaving one family homeless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


The blaze on Dixie Airport Road was reported shortly after eight o'clock.
A passerby spotted smoke coming from the roof of the house, ran to call 9-1-1, then came back to see if anyone was inside.
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SOT 20:49:29
IN Q=I come back

((JOHN COFFER/EYEWITNESS: I COME BACK DOWN THE STREET AND SOMEBODY ACROSS THE STREET HAD HOLLERED THAT THEY THOUGHT THE KIDS WERE STILL AT HOME. SO I TOOK OFF UP THERE AND KICKED THE DOOR IN AND STARTED HOLLERING AND DIDN'T GET ANY ANSWER. I RAN AROUND BACK TO SEE IF COULD GET AN ANSWER AROUND BACK, NOBODY ANSWERED, SO I CAME BACK AROUND FRONT AND THE POLICE WERE ALREADY HERE.))
SUPER=01-John Coffer/Witness; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=were already here.
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VO-NAT


Firefighters worked furiously trying to contain the blaze.
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SOT 23:02:56
IN Q=This fire was

((CHIEF ERNIE CASH/MONELISON V.F.D.: THIS FIRE WAS EXTREMELY HARD TO FIGHT. THE HAND LINES WE WERE USING DIDN'T MAKE ANY HEADWAY AT FIRST. PROBABLY SPENT AN HOUR TO CONTAIN IT.))
SUPER=01-Chief Ernie Cash/Monelison V.F.D.; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to contain it.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say the owners were not at home when the fire broke out.
No word yet on a cause.
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8Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=rail merger


Good news on the job front -- Virginia stands to gain more than 300 jobs.
C-S-X and Norfolk Southern yesterday formally asked for federal approval of their ten- billion dollar plan to split Conrail.
The two Virginia-based railroads submitted an application with the U-S Surface Transportation Board.
A decision is NOT expected until next year.
The railroads said dividing Conrail will save money and improve shipment of cargo.

8P-B'burg-Theft


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Three Virginia Tech students were arrested in connection with several burglaries in the northwest section of Blacksburg.
20- year- old Tiffany Taylor of Roanoke is charged with credit card forgery.
21- year- old Justin Davis and 21- year- old Paul Price both are charged with several charges including breaking and entering.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... It's going to be a hot day, with sunny skies-- highs will be in the low 90's.
Tonight looks clear with lows in the mid to upper 60's.
And looking ahead, those summertime temperatures are going to remain with us throughout the week with highs in the 90 maybe dropping a bit to the eighties towards the end of the week.
Nighttime lows in the upper sixties.

SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly Sunny/Increasing Humidity/90-92/Mostly Clear/Light

Winds/65-70;

SUPER=#555; RESET