06:00-01

E-GE

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=General Electric


General Electric workers said yes to a new three year contract-
Nationally members of two unions representing 27-thousand G-E workers ratified the new deal.
Locally close to 600 members of a union representing G-E workers voted for the contract.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


95-percent of those casting ballots gave the tentative agreement the nod.
The union says positives include a and a 13-percent pay raise over three years and a retirement option for people with 30 years experience who receive lack of work notices.
SUPER=@File;


G-E is one of the area's largest employers, with about 1000 salaried people and 900 hourly workers.
The facility makes the control systems for large, industrial machines.
(-------------)



LANDSLIDE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN'
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


At least 19 people have been killed in a mudslide today in southern Japan.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kyushu Island, Japan;

4:02;28
Two others are missing.
Torrential rains triggered the massive landslide, sending a deadly flow of mud and rocks down a mountainside and over an entire village.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
ss=Earthquake


Meantime, in Venezuela rescue workers are combing through rubble looking for about 50 people still buried from yesterday's earthquake.
At least 40 people, including 26 children, are known dead in the country's worst earthquake in 30 years.

E-City-Pawn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=NONE


The checks are in the mail and City Pawn is now out of business.
The money went out to people who filed claims against the McGuire brothers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Tim and Tony McGuire found they had to get out of the pawn shop business.
There was NOT enough room to store all the merchandise, once the Attorney General said they could no longer accept vehicle titles as collateral for loans.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:14:50
IN Q=No further

((NO FURTHER FUNDS WERE COLLECTED HERE AFTER THE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. AND THAT ADDED UP TO PROBABLY $175,000 WORTH OF CAR TITLES WERE RETURNED, TOTAL AMOUNT.))
SUPER=01-Tim McGuire/City Pawn Shop Partner
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=total amount
(----------------)
VO-NAT


McGuire says City Pawn is deeply in debt.
A woman who says she paid her car-title loan off in full- -375 dollars total- -points to the McGuire's used car lot as an additional source of revenue to satisfy people who got those 21-dollar checks in the mail this week.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:48:12
IN Q=He needs

((HE NEEDS TO TAKE THE MONEY THAT HE RECOVERS OFF OF THE CARS HE SELLS OFF OF HIS CAR LOT AND PAY THESE PEOPLE BACK. Even though they're unrelated, separate corporations? RIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Gray/City Pawn Customer
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=corporations? Right.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Gray says she intends to file a civil claim in court.
(----------------)



E-Hail-Damage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wind and hail ravaged hundreds of acres of Southside tobacco.
The Fourth of July storm left local families and economies on shaky ground.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Farmer Tim Shelton says he'll lose half his crop worth about 250 thousand dollars this year.
The larger plants won't sprout new leaves and are a total loss.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((BOBBY SHELTON/TOBACCO FARMER: YOU CNA'T DO ANYTHING TO GET SYMPATHY FROM ANYBODY BECAUSE WE'RE ALREADY FOOLING WITH A CROP OF TOBACCO, WHICH IS ALREADY A BAD WORD TO ANYBODY AT THE PRESENT TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Shelton/Tobacco Farmer;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=present time.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.


Farmers with insurance will be compensated for their loss.
(----------------)



S-Mars-Research


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


Students at Washington and Lee are studying Mars without leaving the Lexington campus.
They're using data from NASA's Pathfinder.
Tonya Flory has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=If this group of students
SUPER=03-Lexington; 01
SUPER=01-Erin Kraal/Washington & Lee Sophomore; :06
SUPER=@Tonya2; :26
SUPER=01-Eric Grosfils/Geology Professor; :31
SUPER=01-Reina Foxx/California State Sophomore; :43
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=News 7, Lexington.

((If this group of students wrote "How I Spent my Summer Vacation", it might begin like this...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:03:15
IN Q=It's really exciting

((IT'S REALLY EXCITING, WE'RE LOOKING AT THINGS THAT HOPEFULLY ARE JUST GOING TO ADD TO THE BANK OF KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE ABOUT MARS AND MIGHT EVEN BE POSSIBLE PLACES THAT WE'D WANT TO VISIT LATER.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to visit later

But until she's able to take that trip, Erin's concentrating on a future working in outerspace.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:01:54
IN Q=Ultimately, I'd like

((ULTIMATELY, I'D LIKE TO WORK FOR NASA AND HOPEFULLY CONTINUE THIS TYPE OF RESEARCH))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=TYPE OF RESEARCH

And the experience Erin is receiving now, will definitely benefit her career goals.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:57:49
IN Q=They're doing exactly

((THEY'RE DOING EXACTLY WHAT NASA SCIENTISTS ARE DOING AT DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS AS WELL))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=scientists as well

And with some intense research, this team of undergraduates may even discover innovations NASA scientists overlook.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:07:55
IN Q=The people at NASA

((THE PEOPLE AT NASA FOCUS ON CERTAIN AREAS AND DON'T FOCUS ON OTHERS AND THAT'S OUR GOAL, IS TO FOCUS ON ONES THAT HAVEN'T BEEN STUDIED BEFORE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=Studied before

The students are chosen through a competitive process, but once their in, it's strictly a team effort.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:02:07
IN Q=Working in groups

((WORKING IN GROUPS IS GREAT. IT'S REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE SINCE WE'RE ONLY SOPHOMORES WE HAVEN'T HAD A LOT OF OUR GEOLOGY CLASSES SO WE KIND OF COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER IN WHAT WE HAD AND CAN TRY AND HELP EACH OTHER OUT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=each other out

And once the five week project is complete the results of the Red Planet analysis will be presented to NASA officials and other planetary geologists...Tonya Flory, News 7, Lexington.))

E-Grocery-Stores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two stores in the a shopping center next to the Valley View Mall are closing up shop.
Len Besthoff has the story of two stores, that have each touched area shoppers in their own way.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=After a
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@file; :23
SUPER=@Len1; :38
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday; :48
SUPER=01-Kristie White/Supermarket Shopper; 1;00
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Len Besthoff, News-7.

(( CRENSHAW TODAY
After a year in Virginia, Crenshaws Electronics and Appliances has apparently thrown in the towel.
The North Carolina chain that purchased Holdren's assets a year ago closed its fifth and final store, its Roanoke flagship showroom.
A sign on the door says thank you for your business, instructing people to call 362-7600 with questions. SOME HOLDRENS FILE I'LL LOCATE
Crenshaws created a lot of ill will among former Holdren's customers last year when it said it wasn't obligated to cover thousands of Holdren's service warranties.
Even after a repossession last month, it had vowed to remain open.
(/////SOT/////)
LBSOT 18:15:25 crenshaw standup tape
IN Q=Now here's where

((Now here's where the story gets really amazing, because not even 24 hours before Crenshaws shut its doors for good, its neighbor did the same thing.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=same thing.

RACK AND SACK SHOTS FROM RACK & SACK TAPE
Rack and Sack actually closed while its customers were still shopping.
The store, after only a year here, was the apparent victim of a poor location and an upturn in supermarket competition.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:58:15 from rack and sack tape
IN Q=With the

((KRISTIE WHITE/SUPERMARKET SHOPPER: WITH THE WALMART SUPERCENTERS, AND YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT FOOD LION, KROGER, HARRIS TEETERS, THEN A LOT OF LITTLE SMALLER STORES. LIKE YOU SAID RACK AND SACK, AND PLACES LIKE THAT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=like that.

OTHER SUPERMARKET VIDEO FROM RACK & SACK TAPE
Commercial realtors say that in spite of this closing, more supermarkets are on the way in the area, especially on route 460 east out of Roanoke.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

E-Juvenile-Facility


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THA
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


About 40 jobs are on their way to Floyd County as it sets up a military style boot camp.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


An old Department of Corrections work camp in Willis is being renovated for the program.
Lawmakers set aside money for the program in response to the state's growing juvenile crime rate.
The facility will house male juveniles-- who've committed non-violent acts.
The program includes schooling as well as substance abuse education and treatment.
County Administrator Roy Crawford says the program is expected to pay well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Some state

((ROY CRAWFORD/FLOYD CO. ADMINISTRATOR:SOME STATE NUMBERS THAT I SAW ABOUT A WEEK OR SO AGO SHOWED THAT THE AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE IN FLOYD COUNTY WAS 300- DOLLARS A WEEK. THE MINIMUM STARTING WAGER FOR THESE JOBS WILL BE NINE- DOLLARS AN HOUR WHICH IS ABOUT 360- DOLLARS A WEEK PLUS THEY'RE GOING TO PAY BENEFITS LIKE INSURANCE, RETIREMENT AND THAT WORT OF THINK WHICH WILL BE A BENEFIT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Roy Crawford/Floyd Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=of people.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Floyd County program is the first of three to open in the state.
It's expected to begin operating in mid-October.
(----------------)


E-Lottery-Revenues


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Lottery


Politicians are saying they won't introduce new lottery games, but the games already in place are generating hefty amount of cash for the state.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Virginia Lottery earned a record 343-million dollars for Virginia's general fund in the just completed fiscal year.
And lottery director Penny Kyle oversaw a lowering of operating costs.
The result: 37 cents of each dollar spent goes to Virginia's public schools.
That's about a penny more than the year before.
(----------------)



P-Statewide-Campaign


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Yesterday L.F. Payne's turned 52.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville;


And on hand to help the lieutenant governor candidate celebrate, was his Democratic ticket-mate Don Beyer.
It's another sign of how hard the Democrats are trying to link their ticket in voters' minds -- and how Republicans, so far, aren't.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:11:15
IN Q=Understand that

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A VERY STRONG TICKET. L.F. PAYNE HAS ENORMOUS CREDIBILITY THROUGHOUT RURAL VIRGINIA AND IS A RESPECTED MEMBER OF CONGRESS. BILL DOLAN IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED TO BE THE BEST ATTORNEY IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republicans say they've finally ordered the joint bumper stickers and signs.
And Jim Gilmore isn't even campaigning this week.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 28:16
IN Q=iT'S A MATTER

((CHRIS LACAVITA/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA.: IT'S A MATTER OF STRATEGY , BUT ANY INSINUATION THAT THE REPUBLICANS AREN'T RUNNING AS A TICKET IS ABSURD AND IT'S COMING FROM DEMOCRATS SO IT'S WORTH ABOUT A GRAIN OF SALT. ))
SOT 02:34:55

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: GILMORE DOESN'T REALLY ...TO BEYER POTENTIALLY.))
SUPER=01-Chris LaCavita/Republican Party of Va.; :01
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst; :13
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=to Beyer.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Sabato says none of the campaigns has captured much public interest, yet.
(------0----------)


Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=CLINTON


With the NATO summit wrapped up, President Clinton today visits Poland, one of the first Eastern European countries selected to join the organization.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Granada, Spain;


Mr. Clinton spent yesterday playing tourist in Spain.
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Meantime Senate hearings into campaign finance abuses resume today on Capitol Hill.
Yesterday, Richard Sullivan, the Democrat's finance director during the '96 campaign, testified personal interest from President Clinton resulted in the reluctant hiring of John Huang (Whang).
Huang (Whang) was a key fund-raiser, who is now under investigation.
(----------------)

wipe/wipe/wipe

base-closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


The Senate has voted down one of President Clinton's top defense priorities.
Yesterday, legislators overwhelmingly rejected a measure to hold two more rounds of base closings in 19-99 and 2001.
The vote came AGAINST the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The military wanted to use the billions to buy new weapons.
(----------------)



P-GE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-33
SS=GE


Twenty-seven-thousand General Electric workers nationwide ratified a new union contract yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Nearly 600 members of a union representing Salem's General Electric workers gave the nod to a new three year contract.
The union says the contract includes a retirement option for people with 30 years experience who are given lack of work notices, and a 13- percent pay raise over three years.
SUPER=@File;


G-E is one of the area's largest employers, with about 1000 salaried people and 900 hourly workers.
The facility makes the control systems for large, industrial machines.
(-------------)



S-Statewide-Campaign


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Virginia's summer events will be filled with grinning politicians eager for your vote.
So come November, will the six candidates who play together stay together?
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=With NO real
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00
SUPER=03-Norfolk/June 11; :11
SUPER=01-Chris LaCavita/Republican Party of Va.; :20
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst; :33 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Beyer1; :36
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:08
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Charlottesville.


(( With NO real contest for their nominations, Democrats had done their artwork and printed their posters long ago-- and have backed it up with joint appearances like this -- for L.F. Payne's birthday.
But since Mark Earley rounded out the GOP ticket one month ago -- Gilmore-Hager-Earley has only been promoted once as three-fer deal.
SOT 27:17

((CHRIS LACAVITA/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA.: WELL I ORDERED THE BUMPER STICKERS TEN DAYS AFTER THE PRIMARY. UNLIKE THE DEMOCRATS, I ONLY SPEND MONEY I HAVE.))
RUNS=:06


Those bumper stickers and signs will finally be ready in August.
So are there worries of guilt by association?
SOT 02:34:44

((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK GILMORE IS WAITING TO SEE HOW MARK EARLEY PLAYS.))
RUNS=:03



sot 02:11:17

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK THE OTHER TICKET HAS GOT A FAIR NUMBER OF PROBLEMS. THEIR STRONGEST LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE DROPPED OUT...SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES IN VIRGINIA BACKING HIM.))
runs=:20



SOT 27:56

((CHRIS LACAVITA/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA.: IF ALL THREE CANDIDATES ARE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE STATE REPEATING THE SAME MESSAGE, WE'RE ABLE TO GET OUR MESSAGE OUT OF LOWER TAXES AND ABOLISHING THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX OUT TO A GREATER BODY OF VOTERS.))
RUNS=:09



SOT STANDUP 02:05:03

((JIM GILMORE'S SPOKESMAN SAYS THE DEMOCRATS' STRATEGY IS A REGIONAL ONE. HE SAYS YOU WON'T SEE BEYER, PAYNE, AND DOLAN MARCHING HAND IN HAND DOWN MAIN STREET IN DANVILLE, WHERE BEYER AND PAYNE'S VIEWS ON TOBACCO CLASH.))
RUNS=:11



SOT 02:34:44

((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: PAYNE HAS SOME RURAL SUPPORT, AND BEYER IS VERY WEAK IN THE RURAL AREAS EXCEPT BLACK MAJORITY COUNTIES AND CITIES, SO HE HAS A REAL REASON TO TIE HIMSELF TO PAYNE.))
runs=:13



nat sot 01:57:58

((happy birthday to you...))
runs=:03


And when it came to candles, three guesses what he wished for.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Charlottesville.))

Bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Sources inside NATO say a military operation has begun and it may be directed at bringing Bosnian war crimes suspects to justice.
The sources refuse to specifically link the operation to efforts to capture suspects.
But unconfirmed reports in Sarajevo say one or more of the wanted men have been captured and that two British soldiers have been wounded in the process.

P-Diet-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In medical news this morning
GRAPHIC=diet drugs


There's more after warnings about the diet drug combination Fen-Phen and its possible link to serious heart and lung problems.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A Mayo clinic study showed the drugs may cause thickening of heart valves in women.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Yesterday the phones were ringing at the Roanoke Center for Bariatric Medicine where several patients are taking the drugs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:22:40
IN Q=

((BONNY LEE/CENTER FOR BARIATRIC MEDICINE: THINKING ABOUT TAKING THESE DRUGS OFF THE MARKET WOULD BE A VERY EXTREME MEASURE AT THIS TIME. I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE JUSTIFIED.))
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Center for Bariatric Medicine;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=would be justified."
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Mayo clinic also did not recommend pulling the drug-
But Lee says seeing a doctor before and while taking the medicine is crucial.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:23:11
IN Q=

((AT THE VERY MINIMUM PATIENTS TAKING THESE MEDICINES SHOULD HAVE BASELINE ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS DONE WHICH WE DO IN OUR OFFICE ROUTINELY. I THINK MOST PHYSICIANS PROBABLY DO TO DISCOVER ANY HIDDEN HEART PROBLEMS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=hidden heart problems.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Lee says patients should report any symptoms to their doctors such as swelling of the hands or feet or shortness of breath.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Meantime a lawsuit is accusing one of the manufacturers of concealing the drugs' hazards.
A federal suit was filed on behalf of two people who used the fen-phen combination.
But it is seeking a class-action status for millions of consumers.

Legionnaires'


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legionnaires


A Salem man died last week from Legionnaires' disease.
But health officials said there have been no other cases in the area.
The victim, a man in his mid-50s, became sick May 23rd and died July 3rd.
The Salem Health Department says it'll probably never be known where he picked up the bacteria.
Last fall, an outbreak of Legionnaires in the New River Valley was linked to a store's hot tub display.
Two people died.

E-Adult-Daycare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lmi
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


Three years ago, it was housed in cramped quarters and was on the brink of financial collapse.. but yesterday, Bedford's adult daycare center began a new chapter in its history.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


A large donation from the Maupin-Sizemore Foundation helped build a NEW daycare facility next to Bedford Carilion Memorial Hospital.
The center provides daycare for 19 adults, but the benefits also extend to the participants' families.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:08:32
IN Q=Yes well it

((NINA WELLS/SISTER OF DAYCARE PARTICIPANT: YES WELL IT EASED THE FAMILY UP QUITE A BIT, BECAUSE SHE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO STAY BY HERSELF FOR A LONG AMOUNT OF TIME. AND SOMEONE WAS HAVING TO STAY THERE WITH HER DURING THE DAY AND THAT GAVE US NO TIME TO DO WHAT HAD TO BE DONE. SO THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT BLESSING TO THE FAMILY AND MANY OTHER FAMILIES ALSO.))
SUPER=01-Nina Wells/Sister of Daycare Participant; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=other families also.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The new center became necessary after the program outgrew its old space inside Bedford Baptist Church.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:33
IN Q=It certainly has

((THERESA SMART/DAYCARE CENTER DIRECTOR: IT CERTAINLY HAS MORE SPACE HERE. IT'S BRIGHTER, IT'S A BETTER PLACE TO DROP THE PARTICIPANTS OFF AS FAR AS TRANSPORTATION GOES, IT'S JUST WONDERFUL.))
SUPER=01-Theresa Smart/Daycare Center Director; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=it's just wonderful.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The center provides activities and a social environment for its participants.
(----------------)
(TOSS TO BUMP)


p-crenshaws


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=crenshaws


About a year after opening in Virginia- Crenshaws Electronics and Appliances is closed.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The North Carolina chain that purchased Holdren's assets a year ago closed its fifth and final store, its Roanoke flagship showroom.
Crenshaws created some bad feelings among former Holdren's customers.
Last year it said it was NOT obligated to cover thousands of Holdren's service warranties.
Even after a repossession last month, it vowed to remain open.
(----------------)

wipe wipe wipe

rack-sack


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-21)

wipe wipe wipe
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Crenshaws next door neighbor, Rack and Sack did the same thing Tuesday.
Without much warning the grocery store, told its employees and customers the "three stores under one roof" are closing.
Commercial realtors blame traffic congestion from Valley View Mall--making access to the business difficult.
Others blame competition: including coupon and two-for-one sale wars.
SOT 13:58:30 from rack and sack tape
IN Q=Well I guess a

((KRISTIE WHITE/SUPERMARKET SHOPPER: WELL I GUESS A LOT OF THE NEWER ONES PROBABLY WON'T LAST. THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE WILL STAY I'M SURE. KROGER AND PLACE LIKE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Kristie White/Supermarket Shopper;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=like that.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


One of the biggest supermarket battlegrounds is in Southwest Roanoke and Roanoke County...
Where a new, deluxe Harris Teeter is giving Kroger a run for its money.
Kroger has even resorted to TRIPLE coupons to keep its customers.
(----------------)



tv-ratings


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tv ratings


After only six months, the new T-V ratings system is getting an upgrade.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


An announcement on the matter is expected today from lawmakers and industry officials.
The new system would use onscreen symbols to flag violence, sex and potentially offensive language.
The T-V networks have been under fire to change the current system because critics claimed it was NOT sufficiently warning parents of show content.
(----------------)



P-Juvenile-Facility


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=juvy crime


A military- style boot camp is coming to Floyd County.
Officials plan to transform an old Department of Corrections work camp into the new facility,
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


which will house male juveniles-- who've committed non-violent acts.
The state is opening three similar centers throughout Virginia.
In Willis, the boot- camp will be the first-- opening in the fall.
It is expected to serve as a model for other facilities around the world.
Floyd County Administrator Roy Crawford is excited about the attention as well as the 37- jobs its creating.
(/////SOT/////)

9:44:10
SOT
IN Q=The minimum

((ROY CRAWFORD/FLOYD CO. ADMINISTRATOR:THE MINIMUM STARTING WAGE FOR THESE JOBS WILL BE 9- DOLLARS AN HOUR WHICH ABOUT 360- DOLLARS WEEK PLUS THEY'RE GOING TO PAY BENEFITS LIKE INSURANCE, RETIREMENT AND THAT WORT OF THING WHICH WILL BE A BENEFIT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Roy Crawford/Floyd Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=lot of people.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Funding was set aside for the boot camp program to help handle the state's growing juvenile crime rate.
(----------------)



E-Salem-Fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Salem Fair


The Salem Fair has a little bit of everything...
from eye-catching attractions like the world's largest pig to rides and games.
Intern Report Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q= Fair-goers are out
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=07-Hunter Wilson; :19
SUPER=07-Chris Hincker; :29
SUPER=07-Dorris Jones; :38
SUPER=01-Steve Browetsky/Concessions Coordinator; :50
SUPER=19-Joy Sutton; :57
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7

(( Fair-goers are out trying their luck, seeing if they have the skill to win that special prize.
But sometimes the odds of winning are against them.
At this game, workers say only 1 in 10 people win in the first try.
Hunter Wilson spent 4-dollars playing shoot at the star..and didn't win anything.
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((HUNTER WILSON/FAIR-GOER: I GUESS IT JUST TAKE LUCK TO WIN))
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OUT Q=to win


But 8-year-old Chris Hinker won at the roll-a-ball game. He says it's all about developing a strategy.
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IN Q=I went for the

((CHRIS HINKER/FAIR-GOER: I WENT FOR THE THREE.SINCE THE THREE WAS IN THE CORNER..SO IF IT BOUNCED OFF THE THREE IT WOULD GO INTO THE FIVE ))
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OUT Q=into the five


Some people think games like bingo have better odds and more chances of winning.
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IN Q=Your chances

((DORRIS JONES/FAIR-GOER: YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING ARE WHOLE LOT BETTER BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO PLAY HERE. YOUR ODDS ARE LOWERED ))
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OUT Q=odds are lowered


Overall fair-coordinators say chances are 1 in 4 of taking home a prize.
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IN Q=We are in the business

((STEVE BROETSKY/CONCESSIONS MANAGER: WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS TO MAKE MONEY BUT WE'RE HERE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT AS A COUNTY FAIR AND 1 AND 4 ARE OUR AVERAGE ))
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OUT Q=are our average
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SOT 19:16:46
IN Q=And at this game

((JOY SUTTON/INTERN REPORTER: AND AT THIS GAME.. THE DUCK POND..EVERY PLAYER WINS. YOU CHOOSE 3 DUCKS ADD THE NUMBERS ON THE BOTTOM AND THEY TELL YOU WHICH PRIZE YOU WIN. AT THE SALEM FAIR, JOY SUTTON-NEWS-7))
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In the women's N-B-A,
Almost nine-thousand fans came out to see the Charlotte Sting improve their record to three-and-four with last night's 87-69 win over New York.
For the scores from the W-N-B-A hardwood and the minor league diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
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SUPER=x5032;
SUPER=0114-/New York/69/j/Charlotte/87////Houston/64/j/Phoenix/69///;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Salem/1/j/Lynchburg/3///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-/Princeton/0/j/Danville/6////Bluefield///Pulaski///Postponed By

Rain/;
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(-------------) OUT Q=...LAST SCORE