06:00-01

E-Plane-Landing

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


A pilot was forced to make a crash landing in Bedford County last night.
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 is searching for a plane that left Roanoke just before eight Sunday Morning.
The light aircraft was heading to Clearwater, Florida but never reached its destination.
The search area is being narrowed down to Roanoke, Danville and Stuart.
The Virginia civil Air Patrol is asking anyone who may have witnessed or heard the crash to contact its headquarters.

Amherst-Fire


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


An Amherst County family is homeless after fire destroyed their home near Madison Heights last night.
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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 spent the better part of an hour trying to bring the blaze under control.
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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-Ernie Cash/Monelison Fire Dept. Chief; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to contain it.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say the owners, Christine and Sandy Witcher, and their two sons, were not at home when the fire broke out.
Investigators have not determined how the blaze started.
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Botetourt-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A Covington man has died from injuries he received in a single vehicle accident last night in Botetourt County.
Police say 28- year- old Brian Neal Smith ran off the side of route 2-20 and struck an embankment.
His car overturned and he was ejected from the vehicle.
Smith was taken to Roanoke Memorial, where he died early this morning.

SEXUAL-PREDATORS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=supreme court


Kansas officials are jubilant following the U-S Supreme Court's ruling upholding the state's sexual predator law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wichita, KS/October 1994;


The law allows the state to keep sex offenders locked up even after they've served their sentences.
The convicts must be found mentally abnormal and likely to commit new crimes.
The five-to-four decision involved an admitted pedophile who has said the only thing that will stop him from committing more crimes against children is his death.
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Junk-Yard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-31)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A junkyard in New Castle continues to stir up controversy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Castle;


The junkyard sits alongside two of the town's most historic buildings.
Many call it an eyesore, but say they don't blame its owner, Jack Oliver, for putting it there.
SUPER=03-Craig Co.;


Oliver had to move his junkyard from a wooded area in neighboring Craig County because it was in violation of its zoning codes.
So he just brought it to a place without any...the town of New Castle.
Oliver's already put up a fence and brought vehicles on the lot.
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SOT TAPE ONE 01:39:26
IN Q=A person

((R. JULIAN ZIMMERMAN/NEW CASTLE MAYOR: A PERSON THAT OWNS A LOT CAN DO ANYTHING THAT THEY WANT TO WITH IT. WE PLAN TO HAVE A ZONING ORDINANCE IMMEDIATELY, OR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-R. Julian Zimmerman/New Castle Mayor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=as possible.
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VO-NAT


Still, that won't affect the junkyard, which will be grandfathered into law.
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E-Hooper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Hooper


Roanoke's Police Chief ended a long fight with cancer yesterday.
M. David Hooper died at age 67, after leading the Roanoke City Police force for almost 30 years.
Joe Dashiell reports on the accomplishments and the controversy of his career.
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SOT
IN Q=Hooper was the chief of police
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 1, 1967; :00
SUPER=10-M. David Hooper/Roanoke Police Chief/1967; :15
SUPER=@Joe2; :45
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=JD News 7


((Hooper was the chief of police in Pottstown, Pennsylvania when he was selected to lead the force in Roanoke.
He arrived in western Virginia in the summer of 1967 with a pledge to run a professional police department, and maintain public safety.
SOT HOOPER FILM DUB 00:06:30
IN Q=As far as I am concerned

(( ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to this community.


But his years in Roanoke were not without controversy.
More than once, the department faced charges of racial discrimination and use of excessive force...
but on each occasion, Hooper was quick to deny any department bias.
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SOT 90-118 00:49:12
IN Q=There is no cynical

((THERE IS NO CYNICAL DIABOLICAL PLOT OR CONSPIRACY.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=or conspiracy.


Amid the criticism, were many accomplishments... including the development of the Police Academy, the national accreditation the department won in 1994, and the creation of the COPE team that has helped reduce crime in some Roanoke neighborhoods.
SOT 91-52 00:32:58
IN Q=We're simply there

(( ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=better place to live.


Hooper had been on medical leave in recent months, but he remained chief until his death.
Meanwhile, flags at city buildings will fly at half- staff in his honor.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

p-tobacco-settlement


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


As the proposed tobacco deal goes to legislators in Washington, some local businesses are wondering how the settlement will effect them.
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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.


P-VPAP


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


Virginia voters have a new tool to better educate themselves before election day.
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SUPER=@file;


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


The Virginia Public Access Project has gotten them to agree to hand over their campaign finance reports on computer disks.
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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.
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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'll find also find a link to the site on our W-D-B-J home page.
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P-Bike-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


Seventeen- hundred bicyclists from across the country are doing more than racing across the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


The tenth annual Bike Virginia tour rolled through Appomattox County yesterday, the third day of a five- day, 340 mile trip.
Cyclists have been following the same path General Robert E. Lee took in the days before his surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
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SOT 13:53:38//13:57:34
IN Q=I'd never really

((BOB COOPER/CATONSVILLE, MD: I'D NEVER REALLY BEEN THROUGH THIS PART OF VIRGINIA OTHER THAN GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAYS. BEEN DOWN 81 AND I-95, BUT NEVER REALLY BEEN IN BETWEEN SO IT'S NICE TO SEE SOME OF THE TOWNS.)) ((RAY GRAMMO/STERLING, VA: I FOUND OUT I WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION IN HISTORY CLASS WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BIT YOUNGER. MY BROTHER AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOY IT AND WE ARE LEARNING A LOT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Bob Cooper/Catonsville, MD; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Grammo/Sterling; :12
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=history of the area.
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VO-NAT


The bike tour wraps up tomorrow in Sussex County.
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P-Hooper


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


After 30-years at the helm of the department M-David Hooper, Roanoke's chief of Police died yesterday.
M-David Hooper was on medical leave in recent months fighting cancer.
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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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P-react


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


Hooper's death was not a complete shock to his colleagues.
Most of his co-workers were aware he was fighting terminal cancer.
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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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Shabazz


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A hearing will be held today in New York on whether to open the case of Betty Shabazz to the news media.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The widow of Malcolm X died yesterday of burns sustained in a fire allegedly set by her 12- year- old grandson.
Shabazz, who witnessed the assassination of her husband, took up his fight for civil rights, becoming an activist in her own right.
Betty Shabazz was 61.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton issued a statement praising Shabazz's career in education as he wrapped up a trip to the West Coast.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Yesterday;


In Southern California Mr. Clinton unveiled a program aimed at providing health care for uninsured California children.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;


He also addressed the U-S conference of mayors in San Francisco where he unveiled a new initiative to increase home ownership in the inner cities.
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P-Tax-Cut


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


The Virginia Municipal League says getting rid of Virginia's personal property tax will cost much more than Jim Gilmore is counting on.
It say Gilmore's campaign pledge to eliminate the tax on cars and trucks will cost more than twice what he says.
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Municipal League says Gilmore's cut will drain one-point-three- BILLION dollars from state coffers, that's more than twice Gilmore's estimates.
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5-Laser-Eye


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check

***ANCHOR Tag***
In this morning's health check,
SS=eye surgery


A revolutionary laser correction surgery is allowing some people to throw away their contact lenses and eye glasses.
Intern Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Karen Greenway's driver
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Karen Greenway/Laser Surgery Recipient; :12
SUPER=01-Dr. David Kinsler/Ophthalmologist; :37
SUPER=19-Joy Sutton; :1:36
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q= Joy Sutton, News-7

(( 13:50:26 shot of greenway getting into car and driving away
Karen Greenway's drivers license prohibits her from driving without her contacts.
But Greenway doesn't need contacts anymore...her vision is 20-20.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:39:48
IN Q=It's exciting

((KAREN GREENWAY/VISX LASER SURGERY RECIPIENT: IT'S EXCITING YOU KNOW. ITS LIKE YOU WERE BLIND AND NOW YOUR NOT. YOU KNOW CAN DIVE IN THE POOL AND COME UP OUT OF THE WATER AND YOU CAN SEE OR YOU CAN ROLL OVER IN THE MORNING AND SEE THE ALARM CLOCK ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the alarm clock

hold video few seconds after bite
A few weeks ago Greenway underwent Laser vision correction at Vista Eye Center. 14:34:30 doctor and patient getting eye exam
A procedure that can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
Dr. David Kinsler says 80-percent of recipients end up with 20-25 vision or better.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:30:29
IN Q=What the laser

cover part of bite with video 14:42:16 closeup of eye ball at "IS IT REMOVES" ((DR.DAVID KINSLER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: WHAT THE LASER VISION CORRECTION DOES WITH ASTIGMATISM AND NEAR SIGHTEDNESS..IS IT REMOVES A VERY THIN LAYER OF THE ANTERIOR SURFACE OF THE CORNEA AND BY DOING THAT IT CHANGES THE FOCUSING OF THE CORNEA..AND CHANGING THE FOCUSING BRINGS THINGS INTO CLARITY ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=things into clarity

14:35:42 close-up of guy under laser
The procedure is painless and only takes about 60 seconds per eye.
And within three days the patient will experience a significant clearing of vision. 14:44:13
Minor discomfort and tearing eyes may occur after surgery..but there is only a 1 in a thousand risk of infection.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:24:59
IN Q=It's a very

((DR.DAVID KINSLER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: IT'S A VERY SATISFYING PROCEDURE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SO VERY HAPPY AFTER THE SURGERY..IT'S ALMOST LIKE A MIRACLE))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=like a miracle

14:43:09 smoke from laser on eye
But the surgery is not for everyone.
The person must have a stable refraction..for at least a year. 14:45:01 finishing up with patient
And be at 18 years old for nearsightedness correction..21 years old for astigmatism correction.
The F-D-A has not approved the surgery for severe cases of nearsightedness.
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SOT 15:02:12
IN Q=Laser vision

((JOY SUTTON/INTERN REPORTER: LASER VISION CORRECTION COULD EVENTUALLY BE USED TO TREAT FAR SIGHTEDNESS. RIGHT NOW THE FDA IS CONDUCTING STUDIES BEFORE FINAL APPROVAL. JOY SUTTON, NEWS-7 ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7.

))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Vista Eye Center in Salem is the only clinic in Southwest Virginia currently offering the procedure.
It costs four-thousand dollars and is NOT covered by insurance.
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***break 2:05***

2-E-Plane-Landing


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


Engine trouble forced a pilot to make a crash landing in Bedford County last night.
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 is searching for a plane that left Roanoke just before eight Sunday Morning.
The light aircraft was heading to Clearwater, Florida but never reached its destination.
The search area is being narrowed doan to Roanoke, Danville and Stuart.
The Virginia civil Air Patrol is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact its headquarters.

2-Amherst-Fire


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


A family in Amherst County lost their home near Madison Heights to fire last night.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


The blaze on Dixie Airport Road was reported shortly after eight p-m.
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Firefighters spent the better part of an hour trying to bring the blaze under control.
(/////SOT/////)
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-Ernie Cash/Monelison Fire Dept. Chief; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to contain it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Authorities say the owners, Christine and Sandy Witcher, and their two sons, were not at home when the fire broke out.
Investigators have not determined how the blaze started.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Madison-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Meantime in Northeast Roanoke last night fire gutted a vacant house.
The fire broke out shortly before 11 o'clock in this house on the 900 block of Madison Avenue.
Roanoke's assistant fire marshal says arson appears to be the cause of the blaze.
Roanoke Fire fighters say the house was condemned, but it appears someone was living inside.
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Rail-Merger


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


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.

P-Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=Michelle Kang


Michelle Kang, will crown a new Miss Virginia this weekend as her reign comes to a close.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Twenty-four women from across the Commonwealth are gathering in Roanoke for rehearsals of the Miss Virginia Scholarship Pageant.
There are also plenty of other activities planned this week, including a public appearance tonight at the Hotel Roanoke and a visit to Hunting Hills Country Club.
The pageant will be held this Saturday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The winner will represent Virginia in the Miss American pageant.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold


The new Miss Virginia will also make a number of public appearances during her term.
Kang has used her position to promote child abuse prevention.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=mlb


In sports,
Seattle won its fifth straight victory over Oakland.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the scoreboards.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Baltimore/0/j/Milwaukee/5///j/Seattle/6//Oakland/5///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/6/j/Chicago/7///j/Anaheim/1//Texas/0///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Cincinnati/0/j/Montreal/5///j/San Diego/11//San Francisco/6///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Pittsburgh/6//Houston/0///j/Chicago/3//St. Louis/0///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/2/j/New York/3////Colorado/3/j/Los Angeles/5///;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Salem/4//Winston-Salem/0////Frederick/7/j/Lynchburg/10///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-/Pulaski/5/j/Martinsville/8///j/Danville/8//Burlington/6///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=...LAST SCORE