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7E-Missing-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


The search for a missing Roanoke pilot has ended on a happy note.
David Turner has been found alive and well in St. Augustine, Florida.
He left the Roanoke airport Sunday morning, but never arrived at his destination of CLEARWATER, Florida.
Last night airport officials in St. Augustine found his plane on the ground there.
He later contacted his wife and told her he was unaware anyone was searching for him.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The discovery ends a multi-state search by the Civil Air Patrol.
The C-A-P searched Turner's anticipated flight path by air yesterday.
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7E-Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Tragedy at a construction site in Frankling acounty.
A Sixty three year old
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;

man was killed yesterday when a bulldozer rolled over him.
Ivan Maurice Green and another man were trying to clear land near Route 1-16.
(////SOT/////)
SOT 15:17:49
IN Q=BOTH MEN WERE

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: BOTH MEN WERE TRYING TO START THE SMALLER MACHINE WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE LARGER MACHINE PULLED THEM BOTH DOWN THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Franklin Co. Public Safety;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=DOWN THE HILL
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The smaller bulldozer slid downhill, and rolled over Green.
Claude Webster says the steep, rocky hillside made rescue efforts treacherous.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:21:21
IN Q=We had to secure

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: WE HAD TO SECURE THE DOZERS. THEY WERE STILL BOTH ATTACHED TOGETHER-- SO WE HAD TO SECURE THEM USING THE HEAVY DUTY WRECKER. SO IF ANYTHING WENT WRONG-- IT WOULD'VE INJURED THE WORKERS. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=THE WORKERS
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VO-NAT


Green was a self employed contractor.
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7p-parental-notification


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=abortion


A federal judge says he'll decide next week whether to block Virginia's parental notification law, while a lawsuit challenging the measure is heard.
In court yesterday, the controversy centered on how the law was worded, and not the actual law itself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Parental Notification states any girl under the age of 18 seeking an abortion must tell her parents OR ask a juvenile court judge for a waiver.
If the judge finds the girl is mature enough to make that decision on her own, the statute says that judge "MAY" grant the girl's request.
An attorney for Planned Parenthood argued the word "may" is open to interpretation... and that the law instead should read "shall".
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:35:07
IN Q=They went out

((SIMON HELLER/PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTORNEY: THEY WENT OUT ON THEIR OWN AND DRAFTED SOMETHING THAT I THINK EVEN THE JUDGE INDICATED WASN'T VERY WELL DRAFTED AT A MINIMUM, AND MAYBE I THINK HAS THE INTENTION OF STOPPING WOMEN FROM GETTING ABORTIONS.))
SUPER=01-Simon Heller/Planned Parenthood Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=from getting abortions.
(----------------)


State attorneys agree it COULD be worded differently, but that it should still go into effect July First, as scheduled.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:28:30
IN Q=The harm about

((CLAUDE ALLEN/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE HARM ABOUT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER IS THAT IT PREVENTS THE LAW OF THE STATE FROM GOING INTO EFFECT WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=citizens of Virginia.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Judge James Turk already indicated he did NOT believe it would harm the state if parental notification is delayed 30-to 60 days.
He ruling could come Monday.

7wachovia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-26)
GRAPHIC=wachovia


A banking giant in North Carolina will soon have a MAJOR presence here in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Winston Salem, NC/File Tape;


Wachovia bank will purchase Central Fidelity Bank for two-point three billion dollars.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Central Fidelity has long vowed to remain independent, apparently Wachovia made an offer it couldn't refuse.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT CENTRAL FIDELITY 6/24 TAPE TOT 11:15:27
IN Q=They're here

((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: THEY'RE HERE. SPECULATION WAS THAT THEY WERE A BETTER FIT WITH CRESTAR THAN CENTRAL FIDELITY. BUT MAYBE CRESTAR IS NOT FOR SALE, AGAIN, WHO KNOWS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=who knows.
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VO-NAT


About 600 Central Fidelity employees work in Lynchburg.
Business leaders-- among others-- say they're anxiously waiting to see what happens in the transaction with Wachovia.
(----------------)



7weather


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


Taking a look at your mid week forecast...
Hazy, hot and humid today with highs reaching the low to mid 90's. we'll see plenty of sunshine with mostly clear skies.
Nighttimes lows in the 70's.
ANd taking a look ahead... hot temperatures staying with us for the rest of the week. Look for the chance of a thunderstorm later, but clearing up for the weekend. Highs in the 80's nighttime lows in the 70's.
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7REVISED BIRTHDAYS! 6/26/97
Thursday:

SUPER=130-6/Erica Maybush/Natural Bridge;



SUPER=130-21/Darian Monard/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-1/Colton Chitwood/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-1/Adam Chitwood/Bassett;



SUPER=130-17/Scottie Rider/Covington;



SUPER=130-5/Jessica Livesay/Covington;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-58/Patsy Roach/Martinsville;


Batman


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none


They're baaaack! It's hard to understand why anyone would want Gotham City, but again it is being threatened. This time by Arnold Schwartzenegger as Mr. Freeze.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TC 1:33:17
IN Q=Nat So...Hi Freeze...

((NAT SO...HI FREEZE. I'M BATMAN.))
SUPER=18-"Batman & Robin";
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=I'm Batman.


Mr. Freeze needs diamonds to keep his zero degree suit in working condition, and plans to steal them from Gotham city's museum. Freezing the city and its inhabitants in the process.
Batman and Robin arrive to thwart him and the battle rages on.
George Clooney--who takes over the batsuit in this one--is convincing enough as Batman, but his Bruce Wayne lacks the angst that Michael Keaton did so well to make the character interesting in earlier incarnations.
Chris O'Donnell's Robin spends most of the movie trying to get out of Batman's shadow.
And the advent of Batgirl doesn't really do much to move the story along, even though Alicia Silverstone looks good in the rubber suit.
The dynamic duo gets a C+.. They may have exploded at the box office, but Batman & Robin is a REAL BOMB.

Tommy


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE# Mill Mountain Theater
GRAPHIC=none


Mill Mountain Theater has mounted a fabulous production of the Who's "Tommy", a technically difficult, musically, and physically demanding rock opera.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( ))
SUPER=
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The show is a sensory banquet with a wall of sound, light, and color, wonderful costumes and great choreography. Performances are superb as well.
Danny Vaccaro leads athletic dancers in the fantastic "Pinball Wizard" number. He also plays Tommy's sadistic cousin, Kevin.
Nicole Bridgewater is the seductive gypsy "Acid Queen".
Davis Kirby is the narrator who is also Tommy. Colleen Suddeth is Tommy's mother and Douglas James-his father-who was thought killed in WWII.
Jack Parrish is nasty Uncle Ernie who abuses Tommy as a child.
Don't expect to completely understand the story. No one ever has.
Just enjoy the staging, music, and Broadway quality performances of t he talented cast and crew.
The Who's "Tommy" continues through July 20 at Mill Mountain Theatre's Main Stage.

My Best


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE# Movie
GRAPHIC=none


The best things about "My Best Friend's Wedding" are the wacky, funny little touches the filmmakers throw in that have very little to do with the actual plot.
They add a freshness and cleverness to what would otherwise be standard romantic comedy fare.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TC 1:35:40
IN Q=Can you believe...

(("MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING: CAN YOU BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS? NOT HARDLY.))
SUPER=18-"My Best Friend's Wedding";
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=not hardly.


Julia Roberts is back at what she does best in the role of Juliana. For 9 years, Juliana has known that Michael really cares for her even though they weren't a "good fit", now Michael--Dermot Mulroney--is getting married and Juliana is insanely jealous.
Michael and his fiance, Kim--Cameron Diaz--the almost perfect woman, want Juliana to be the maid of honor.
All Juliana wants to do is break up the wedding and steal the groom.
Most of Juliana's wicked plans go awry in very amusing ways. The movie gets an "A".
There are some very funny moments, and the cast is charming. Rupert Everett as Juliana's gay boss almost steals the movie and has one of the absolute best scenes.
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55p-huff-lane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=none


As plans move along for the proposed interchange near Valley View Mall, residents are not giving up their fight to stop construction.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The developer of Valley View Mall wants to build the interchange on 5-81 to ease traffic congestion.
Last night the school board held the last of four public meetings with citizens.
SUPER=04-May 29;


The first three were marked by parents of Huff Lane students who spoke out against the plans to extend Valley View Boulevard.
But now nearby residents are concerned as well.
They have questions about the road that would cut across Huff Lane school's property, close to their homes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:53:52
IN Q=they have

((ANNA SHELTON/AREA RESIDENT: THEY HAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN AND AT NIGHT YOU HEAR THE NOISE YOU HEAR THE BRAKES...SOMETIMES CARS HITTIN'. ))
SUPER=07-Anna Shelton;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=cars hittin'
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Last week the school board approved the city's plans for the road.
And last night it was the residents turn, to speak out on issues such as noise, dust control and pedestrian access to the mall.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:46:31
IN Q=that the builder

((BETTIE HUTTON/AREA RESIDENT: THAT THE BUILDER GETS HIS WISHES AND THE PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY DON'T! (APPLAUSE) ))
SUPER=07-Bettie Hutton
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=applause.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


School Superintendent Wayne Harris will use the comments and report to city council.
(----------------)



55P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A man shot during an alleged burglary attempt in Martinsville has surrendered to state police.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Randall Lee Gilbert faces several charges including burglary and grand larceny.
State Police say Gilbert and another man broke into a home last Monday.
When the homeowner Les Hussey reportedly caught them in the act he shot Gilbert in the chest.
The other suspect fled.
Gilbert is free on bond.
His alleged accomplice is still at large.
(----------------)



55E-Green


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Green


Franklin County prosecutors are investigating whether Valery Green is again a pet owner.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape


Green is under a court order NOT to have any pets, because of her convictions for animal neglect.
Commonwealth's attorney Cliff Hapgood says he's investigating allegations by the Franklin County Humane Society that Green has animals at her home.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Green's attorney could not be reached for comment.

55weather


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


Taking a look at your mid week forecast...
Hazy, hot and humid today with highs reaching the low to mid 90's. we'll see plenty of sunshine with mostly clear skies.
Nighttimes lows in the 70's.
ANd taking a look ahead... hot temperatures staying with us for the rest of the week. Look for the chance of a thunderstorm later, but clearing up for the weekend. Highs in the 80's nighttime lows in the 70's.
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Hazy Sunshine/Hot And Humid/90-95/Mostly Clear/And Muggy/70-72;



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8E-Missing-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


The search is over for a missing Roanoke pilot.
David Turner and his pilot have been located in St. Augustine, Florida.
Turner left the Roanoke airport Sunday morning, but never arrived at his destination of CLEARWATER, Florida.
Last night airport officials in St. Augustine found his plane on the ground there.
He later contacted his wife and told her he was unaware anyone was searching for him.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The discovery ends a multi-state search by the Civil Air Patrol.
The C-A-P searched Turner's anticipated flight path by air yesterday.
(----------------)



8E-Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


An accident involving a bulldozer took the life of a Roanoke man.
Sixty-three-
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;

year old Ivan Maurice Green and another man were trying to clear land near Route 1-16 in Franklin County when a bulldozer rolled over Green.
(////SOT/////)
SOT 15:17:49
IN Q=BOTH MEN WERE

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: BOTH MEN WERE TRYING TO START THE SMALLER MACHINE WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE LARGER MACHINE PULLED THEM BOTH DOWN THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Franklin Co. Public Safety;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=DOWN THE HILL
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The smaller bulldozer slid downhill, and onto Green.
Claude Webster says the steep, rocky hillside made rescue efforts treacherous.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:21:21
IN Q=We had to secure

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: WE HAD TO SECURE THE DOZERS. THEY WERE STILL BOTH ATTACHED TOGETHER-- SO WE HAD TO SECURE THEM USING THE HEAVY DUTY WRECKER. SO IF ANYTHING WENT WRONG-- IT WOULD'VE INJURED THE WORKERS. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=THE WORKERS
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Green was a self employed contractor.
(----------------)



8P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A man shot during a botched burglary surrendered to state police yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Randall Lee Gilbert faces several charges including burglary and grand larceny.
State Police say Gilbert and another man broke into a home last Monday.
When the homeowner Les Hussey reportedly caught them in the act he shot Gilbert in the chest.
The other suspect fled.
Gilbert is free on bond.
His alleged accomplice is still at large.
(----------------)



8p-parental-notification


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=abortion


A federal judge says he'll decide next week whether to issue an order preventing Virginia's parental notification law from going into effect while a lawsuit challenging the measure is heard.
In court yesterday in Lynchburg, the wording of the law came into question.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


It states any girl under the age of 18 seeking an abortion must tell her parents OR ask a juvenile court judge for a waiver.
If the judge finds the girl is mature enough to make that decision on her own, the statute says that judge "MAY" grant the girl's request.
An attorney for Planned Parenthood argued the word "may" is open to interpretation... and that the law instead should read "shall".
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:35:07
IN Q=They went out

((SIMON HELLER/PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTORNEY: THEY WENT OUT ON THEIR OWN AND DRAFTED SOMETHING THAT I THINK EVEN THE JUDGE INDICATED WASN'T VERY WELL DRAFTED AT A MINIMUM, AND MAYBE I THINK HAS THE INTENTION OF STOPPING WOMEN FROM GETTING ABORTIONS.))
SUPER=01-Simon Heller/Planned Parenthood Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=from getting abortions.
(----------------)


State attorneys agree it COULD be worded differently, but that it should still go into effect July First, as scheduled.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:28:30
IN Q=The harm about

((CLAUDE ALLEN/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE HARM ABOUT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER IS THAT IT PREVENTS THE LAW OF THE STATE FROM GOING INTO EFFECT WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=citizens of Virginia.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The law is set to take effect July 1st.

8wachovia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-26)
GRAPHIC=wachovia


A North Carolina bank makes its name known in Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Winston Salem, NC/File Tape;


Wachovia plans to purchase Central Fidelity Bank for two-point three billion dollars.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Central Fidelity has long vowed to remain independent, apparently Wachovia made an offer it couldn't refuse.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT CENTRAL FIDELITY 6/24 TAPE TOT 11:15:27
IN Q=They're here

((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: THEY'RE HERE. SPECULATION WAS THAT THEY WERE A BETTER FIT WITH CRESTAR THAN CENTRAL FIDELITY. BUT MAYBE CRESTAR IS NOT FOR SALE, AGAIN, WHO KNOWS.))
SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital Management;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=who knows.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


About 600 Central Fidelity employees work in Lynchburg.
Business leaders-- among others-- say they're anxiously waiting to see what happens in the transaction with Wachovia.
(----------------)



8weather


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


Taking a look at your mid week forecast...
Hazy, hot and humid today with highs reaching the low to mid 90's. we'll see plenty of sunshine with mostly clear skies.
Nighttimes lows in the 70's.
ANd taking a look ahead... hot temperatures staying with us for the rest of the week. Look for the chance of a thunderstorm later, but clearing up for the weekend. Highs in the 80's nighttime lows in the 70's.
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Hazy Sunshine/Hot And Humid/90-95/Mostly Clear/And Muggy/70-72;


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