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7E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


An alledged hit and run accident has claimed the life of a Bedford County man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The 42- year- old man was riding his bicycle on Route 4-60 near the Terrace Restaurant when he was struck by a car. Authorities searched for more than an hour for a green ford vehicle spotted by witnesses.
State Police say they caught up with a suspect-. The man is now in custody.
Police have not yet released the victim's identity.
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7E-GE


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


The question in almost every GE employee's mind this morning is what will happen next?
Workers at the Salem plant thought they got word of layoffs yesterday, but then things changed.
Len Besthoff explains.
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GE management told at least several dozen production workers that 160 layoffs were on the way...pre pro list that, in addition to a limited workforce for a two week period, and a one day plant shutdown.
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Employees say a few hours later though, the company backtracked on the layoffs and maybe the other moves as well, leaving workers wondering, who's in charge here?
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7S-Bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


The Senate resumes debate today on measures that would cut off money for U-S troops in Bosnia.
Opponents cite bad timing.
Just yesterday, the NATO peacekeepers launched their first crackdown on suspected war criminals, killing one and arresting three.
American troops transported the suspects, but were not involved in the arrests.
Soldiers' families in Danville say they sensed the situation was heating up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


Major Tom Wilkinson of the National Guard does not believe Danville troops were involved in the shootout.
But Bobby Jones says his son delivered mail and supplies to British troops, which were stationed near the incident.
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Jones is hopeful his son will return home as scheduled this fall.
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7E-Science-Values


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=None


Dolly the sheep made headlines and sparked a wave of controversy.
Now her story is becoming school curriculum in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Balancing scientific progress with ethical values is the focus of a summer program at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Fifteen high school students from around the country are learning not only HOW sheep are cloned, but WHY.
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((DR. ANN FABIRKIEWICZ/RMWC CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR: WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT DOLLY AND WHY THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND HOW THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND WHERE THAT COULD LEAD MAYBE NEXT, STARTING TOMORROW AND GOING INTO MONDAY AND THEN TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE MORE MEDICALLY- RELATED ETHICAL ISSUES.))
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VO-NAT


The four-week course will also tackle issues like in-vitro fertilization and assisted suicide.
The students will receive college credit for completing the classes.
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7weather


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WRITER=kmc
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Turning now to the Friday forecast--
Mostly sunny skies today with low humidity.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight looks mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s.
The sunny weather lingers into the weekend, with highs in the 80s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 7/13/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-47/Junior Blankenship/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-5/Joshua McAlexander/Floyd;



SUPER=130-75/Neita Snyder/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Justin Bowling/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-18/Deonte Dutch/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-6/Mikey Wood/Danville;



SUPER=130-3/James Hill III/Danville;


Monday:

SUPER=130-/Jack Cash/Goodview;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-18th/Mr. & Mrs. David Halsey/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-85/Lucille Wilson/Chatham;



SUPER=130-18/Randy Harvey/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-80/Heath Higgins/Galax;


No Pictures:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-22nd/Joe & Lenora Woods/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Brenda Linkhoker/Buchanan;



SUPER=130-/Janet Hale/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-5/Jessie Akers/Pilot;



SUPER=130-27/Todd Burris/Dublin;



SUPER=130-2/Hannah Street/Roanoke;




Ulee's-Gold


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If you've had your fill of explosions or aliens..or both, "Ulee's Gold" provides a nice change.
Peter Fonda, in a welcome return to the screen, is Ulee, a reclusive beekeeper who has custody of his two granddaughters because their father is in jail, and their mother deserted them.
Ulee himself is mourning his dead wife, but tries to take care of the girls the best he can.
When their mother shows up strung out on drugs she brings with her trouble from the past that puts Ulee's family in danger.
He reluctantly accepts help from a neighbor, Patricia Richardson from "Home Improvement", a helpful and sympathetic nurse.
This "honey" of a movie gets a B+.
It is a bit slow paced because the camera loves those Florida swamps.

Men-in-Black


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It is too bad that there has been so much hype for the "Men in Black". Nothing could measure up. But the movie really is more cleaver than the usual spoof. It works well primarily for the contrasting styles of the two leads.
Tommy Lee Jones is droll and stony faced while Will Smith is Mr. Cool.
Smith is recruited by Jones to work for a super secret organization M-I-B or Men in Black.
These guys go around monitoring the activities of aliens, making sure they behave themselves on earth and blasting them with a variety of firepower when they do not.
An alien assassination puts the Earth in danger of extinction and only Smith and Jones can save the day.
This one is fun. It gets an A-. Sometimes the movie gets awfully squishy, but it's perfect hot weather entertainment. cutopen
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55P-Foster


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=O.S. Foster


Friends, family and Roanoke County residents are remembering longtime Sheriff O-S Foster.
Foster, who served 20 years as Sheriff, died Wednesday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/1972


Foster was a competitive Republican politician.
He devoted much of his career in law enforcement to upgrading requirements for his deputies and enhancing their public image.
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SOT 5:40
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((O.S. FOSTER/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF/MAY 16, 1972: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT THE LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN HAS GREATER RESPECT FOR POLICE OFFICERS THAN IT EVER HAS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. BY THE SAME TOKEN, I THINK THE RADICAL AND THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT PROBABLY HAS LESS RESPECT THAN IT'S EVER HAD. ))
SUPER=10-O.S. Foster/Roanoke Co. Sheriff/May 16, 1972;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=it's ever had.
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VO-NAT


Foster retired ten years ago, after county voters rejected a referendum to transform the Sheriff's Office into an independent police department.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


O-S Foster died Wednesday-- he was 68.

55P-Radar-Patrol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=none


Montgomery County has a new deputy with an eye on fast drivers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Sheriff Doug Marrs is using a "dummy" dressed in a deputy's uniform to crack down on speeding.
He says speeding is the biggest complaint his office receives.
Yesterday was the mannequin deputy's first day on the job.
He spent the afternoon running radar just outside Christiansburg.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:I WANT THE PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO REALIZE THAT EVEN THOUGHT THEY SEE THE DEPUTY AND CAN START RECOGNIZING THE DUMMY DEPUTY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER DEPUTY DOWN THE ROAD A LITTLE FURTHER SOMEWHERE. ))
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RUNS=:13
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VO-NAT


Sheriff Marrs says the concept has been used for a number of years in other states and appears to be working.
The "dummy" deputy cost about 300- dollars.
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55P-Moon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Senator Chuck Robb has recommended Judge Norman Moon to be the next member of the FEDERAL judiciary in Western Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Judge Moon has been CHIEF Judge of the state appeals court since 19-93.
He's been on the appellate court since it was created in 19-85.
The 61- year- old was a circuit judge in Lynchburg for 11 years before that.
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55WEATHER


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


Checking the forecast as we head into the weekend--
Mostly sunny today, with highs in the mid 80s.
Skies stay clear tonight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The sunshine lasts through the weekend, with daytime highs in the 80s.
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8E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Bedford man is facing a number of charges following a fatal hit and run accident last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;'


Forty-one year old Howard Johnson was struck and killed as he rode his bike on Route 4-60.
Authorities searched for more than an hour for a green Ford spotted by witnesses.
A short while later they arrested John Scott.
He has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit and run and driving with a suspended license.
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8E-GE


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


Never a dull moment for workers at the Salem General Electric plant--
What employees believed was word of layoffs yesterday, turned out to be a POSSIBLE indicator of what's ahead.
Len Besthoff explains.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Les Brown/GE Employee; :15
SUPER=01-Kyle Gravely/GE Employee; :38
SUPER=04-Wednesday; :51
SUPER=@Len1; 57
RUNS=1:08
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((ge cover
GE management told at least several dozen production workers that 160 layoffs were on the way...pre pro list that, in addition to a limited workforce for a two week period, and a one day plant shutdown.
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IN Q=The 18th

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more cover
Employees say a few hours later though, the company backtracked on the layoffs and maybe the other moves as well, leaving workers wondering, who's in charge here?
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IN Q=Well it's kinda

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RUNS=:15
OUT Q=was laid off.

shots plant or ratification wednesday
This ironically comes on the heels of the ratification of a new contract by GE union workers.
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IN Q=Now GE says

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RUNS=:10
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8S-Bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


A suspected war criminal was killed and three others arrested during a shootout yesterday in Bosnia.
American troops transported the suspects, but were NOT involved in the arrests.
The incident came as no surprise to the families of some Danville
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SUPER=01-Bobby Jones/Soldier's Father
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=your last step
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


Major Tom Wilkinson of the National Guard does not believe Danville troops were involved in the shootout.
But Bobby Jones says his son delivered mail and supplies to British troops, which were stationed near the incident.
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RUNS=:00
OUT Q=son killed
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VO-NAT


Jones is hopeful his son will return home as scheduled this fall.
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8P-Foster


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=O.S. Foster


A former Roanoke county sheriff died this week.
State Trooper O- S Foster was elected to the post five times, starting in 19-67.
Foster served as Sheriff for two decades.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/1972


Foster was a competitive Republican politician.
He devoted much of his career in law enforcement to upgrading requirements for his deputies and enhancing their public image.
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SOT 5:40
IN Q=My personal

((O.S. FOSTER/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF/MAY 16, 1972: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT THE LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN HAS GREATER RESPECT FOR POLICE OFFICERS THAN IT EVER HAS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. BY THE SAME TOKEN, I THINK THE RADICAL AND THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT PROBABLY HAS LESS RESPECT THAN IT'S EVER HAD. ))
SUPER=10-O.S. Foster/Roanoke Co. Sheriff/May 16, 1972;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=it's ever had.
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VO-NAT


Foster retired ten years ago, after county voters rejected a referendum to transform the Sheriff's Office into an independent police department.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


O-S Foster died Wednesday-- he was 68.

8weather


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Time now to take a look at the Friday forecast--
Lots of sunshine today and low humidity.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Mostly clear skies overnight, with lows falling into the upper 50s.
And more sunny weather all weekend, with highs in the 80s.
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