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7E-M'ville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=Fire


Some scary moments at an apartment building in Martinsville after a fire flared up twice Sunday morning.
Denise Allen reports.
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IN Q=Neighbors woke
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Lakie Brim/Fire Victim; :07
SUPER=01-Tim Powell/Assistant Fire Chief; :19 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Denise1; :27
SUPER=01-Tammy Martin/Witness; :40
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=News 7


(( Neighbors woke Lakie Brim and the other residents of this Rivermont Apartment Building around 1-30 Sunday morning.
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SOT 11:55:30
IN Q=SCARY CAUSE

((LAKIE BRIM/FIRE VICTIM: SCARY CAUSE ALL OF US WAS IN THE BED. WE HAD TO YANK OUR KIDS OUT THE BED SO THAT WAS A SCARY FEELING.))
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OUT Q=A SCARY FEELING
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SOT 12:05:11
IN Q=THE OCCUPANT OF

((ASST. CHIEF TIM POWELL/MARTINSVILLE FIRE DEPT.: THE OCCUPANT OF THE DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT HAD SOME CHILDREN IN THERE AND SHE CONFIRMED THEY WERE PLAYING WITH SOME MATCHES OR A LIGHTER OF SOME TYPE AND THEY HAD STARTED A FIRE ON THE FLOOR OF THE BEDROOM.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=OF THE BEDROOM

STAND UP ((DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: FIRE FIGHTERS PUT OUT THE FIRST BLAZE IN THIS APARTMENT AND LEFT THE SCENE AROUND THREE IN THE MORNING.
BUT SEVERAL HOURS LATER FLAMES FORCED RESIDENTS FROM THEIR APARTMENTS YET AGAIN.
THE BLAZE WAS SHOOTING THROUGH THE ROOF WHEN FIRE FIGHTERS RETURNED.))
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SOT 11:58:21
IN Q=YOU COULD TELL

((TAMMY MARTIN/WITNESS: YOU COULD TELL THAT IT WASN'T OUT. I HAD WARNED MY COUSIN AND THEM NOT TO GO BACK IN THERE AND GO TO SLEEP BECAUSE I TOLD THEM IT WAS GOING TO CATCH BACK UP, THAT'S WHAT IT DID.))
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OUT Q=WHAT IT DID
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SOT 12:04:29
IN Q=EVIDENTLY WE LEFT

((EVIDENTLY WE LEFT A HOT SPOT SOMEWHERE IN THE WALL OR SOMEWHERE AND IT GOT INTO THE WALL AND WENT INTO THE ATTIC.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=INTO THE WALL


Powell says it's a miracle no one was injured considering the time the blaze occurred.
He says a fire such as this can be prevented by keeping matches out of the hands of children.
In the meantime the Brims and seven other families are homeless.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7E-Hotel-NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-41
GRAPHIC=none


A Roanoke hotel is on the agenda of the NAACP convention in Pittsburgh.
The Roanoke chapter wants to express its concerns about the Hotel Roanoke's management before city leaders and Virginia Tech.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The local chapter initiated discussions with the hotel after the national N-double-A-C-P announced a boycott of several chains including Doubletree Hotels--which manages the Hotel Roanoke.
But members of the civil rights organization say the hotel's management has NOT been responsive to their requests.
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SOT 20:44:34
IN Q=What we intend to do

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WHAT WE INTEND TO DO IS DRAW THE OWNERS TO THE TABLE AND SAY TO THE OWNERS THIS IS A PUBLIC FACILITY. IT HAS BENEFITTED FROM MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PUBLIC FUNDS. IT CONTINUES TO BENEFIT FROM PUBLIC PATRONAGE. THERE IS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION HERE THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE AROUND THESE FIVE POINTS THAT I MENTIONED, LET'S GET SOME COMMITMENTS ON THE TABLE.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=commitments on the table.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P is also planning to survey other local hotels.

7Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Tobacco farmers are fuming at the prospect of being forgotten in the 368-billion dollar settlement between 40 states and the tobacco industry.
About 200 Virginia farmers held a rally this weekend to express their concerns.
But in Florida the concern over the effects of second hand smoke is taking the issue to court...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Opening statements are set for this morning in the landmark five billion dollar lawsuit against the five big tobacco companies. The suit is being brought by flight attendants who blame their illnesses on second-hand smoke aboard airliners.
One tobacco executive has broken ranks and will testify for the prosecution.
The other four have provided video-taped depositions.
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7Child-Abuse


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


A Southwest Virginia legislator says he will sponsor a bill to allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty when a child dies as a result of long-term abuse.
Delegate Clarence Phillips says he has received thousands of signatures asking him to introduce the legislation.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Let's take a look at the forecast as you head back to work-
Mostly sunny and very hot today, with highs in the mid 90s.
Clear skies overnight, with lows falling to near 70.
Continued sunny and hot tomorrow, with a chance of thunderstorms late in the day.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 7/15/97
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-15/Jarod Struppler/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Lucas Staton/Natural Bridge Station;



SUPER=130-1/Joe Stoneman/Galax;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-40/Kim Pitts/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-51/Shirley Peavy/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-43/Rona Moore/Martinsville;

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55Death-Row


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia Death row inmate Joe O'Dell is scheduled to be executed next week for the 19-85 murder of a Virginia Beach secretary.
Pope John Paul the second an outspoken foe of the death penalty, is said to be praying for O'Dell.
He has appealed for clemency in numerous U-S capital cases.
O'Dell's case has also captured the attention of the Italian public and media.
Meantime, another Virginia death row inmate is scheduled to die THIS week.
Roy Bruce Smith is to be put to be executed Thursday night for the fatal shooting of a Manassas police officer in 19-88.

55E-Land-Donation


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-42
GRAPHIC=none


A Martinsville family has donated 122 acres of undevloped land in Franklin County to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
Jim and Esta Wilson's donation will help preserve part of the view along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


This is the first easement donated to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
It took the V-O-F about four years to work out the details.
The conservation easement protects the property from development that would impair the scenic view.
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SOT 10:19:33
IN Q=IN THIS CASE

((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN LAND TRUST EXEC. DIR.: IN THIS CASE HE CAN CONTINUE TO HARVEST TREES, HE CAN CONTINUE TO HUNT, FISH. THERE'S A PROVISION IN THERE FOR A LITTLE SUBDIVISION FOR HOUSING PLACES FOR HIS KIDS.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Land Trust Exec. Dir.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=FOR HIS KIDS
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VO-NAT


Cutler hopes other landowners follow the Wilson's example.
The land donation can be used as a tax write-off, but Cutler says most donors receive something more than monetary gratification.
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SOT 10:21:17
IN Q=THESE PERPETUAL

((THESE PERPETUAL PROPERTY EASEMENTS LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE PRODUCTIVE FARM LAND OR SCENERY OR WILDLIFE WILL STAY THAT WAY FOR GENERATION AFTER GENERATION. THAT JUST MAKES THEM FEEL GOOD.))
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OUT Q=THEM FEEL GOOD
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VO-NAT


The V-O-F is an independent state agency created by the General Assembly to promote preservation.
The Western Virginia Land Trust is assisting the agency in acquiring land easements in this part of the state.
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55weather


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


Turning now to Monday's weather--
Mostly sunny and hot today, with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Clear tonight, with lows dropping to around 70.
Hot again tomorrow, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
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8E-M'ville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=Fire


Firefighters responded twice to the same fire at a Martinsville apartment building, leaving eight families without homes.
Denise Allen reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Neighbors woke
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Lakie Brim/Fire Victim; :07
SUPER=01-Tim Powell/Assistant Fire Chief; :19 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Denise1; :27
SUPER=01-Tammy Martin/Witness; :40
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=News 7


(( Neighbors woke Lakie Brim and the other residents of this Rivermont Apartment Building around 1-30 Sunday morning.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:55:30
IN Q=SCARY CAUSE

((LAKIE BRIM/FIRE VICTIM: SCARY CAUSE ALL OF US WAS IN THE BED. WE HAD TO YANK OUR KIDS OUT THE BED SO THAT WAS A SCARY FEELING.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=A SCARY FEELING
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SOT 12:05:11
IN Q=THE OCCUPANT OF

((ASST. CHIEF TIM POWELL/MARTINSVILLE FIRE DEPT.: THE OCCUPANT OF THE DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT HAD SOME CHILDREN IN THERE AND SHE CONFIRMED THEY WERE PLAYING WITH SOME MATCHES OR A LIGHTER OF SOME TYPE AND THEY HAD STARTED A FIRE ON THE FLOOR OF THE BEDROOM.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=OF THE BEDROOM

STAND UP ((DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: FIRE FIGHTERS PUT OUT THE FIRST BLAZE IN THIS APARTMENT AND LEFT THE SCENE AROUND THREE IN THE MORNING.
BUT SEVERAL HOURS LATER FLAMES FORCED RESIDENTS FROM THEIR APARTMENTS YET AGAIN.
THE BLAZE WAS SHOOTING THROUGH THE ROOF WHEN FIRE FIGHTERS RETURNED.))
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SOT 11:58:21
IN Q=YOU COULD TELL

((TAMMY MARTIN/WITNESS: YOU COULD TELL THAT IT WASN'T OUT. I HAD WARNED MY COUSIN AND THEM NOT TO GO BACK IN THERE AND GO TO SLEEP BECAUSE I TOLD THEM IT WAS GOING TO CATCH BACK UP, THAT'S WHAT IT DID.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WHAT IT DID
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:04:29
IN Q=EVIDENTLY WE LEFT

((EVIDENTLY WE LEFT A HOT SPOT SOMEWHERE IN THE WALL OR SOMEWHERE AND IT GOT INTO THE WALL AND WENT INTO THE ATTIC.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=INTO THE WALL


Powell says it's a miracle no one was injured considering the time the blaze occurred.
He says a fire such as this can be prevented by keeping matches out of the hands of children.
In the meantime the Brims and seven other families are homeless.
Denise Allen News 7.))

8E-Hotel-NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-41
GRAPHIC=none


The N-double-A-C-P is kicking off its convention in Pittsburgh.
The Roanoke chapter wants to express its concerns about the Hotel Roanoke's management before city leaders and Virginia Tech.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The local chapter initiated discussions with the hotel after the national N-double-A-C-P announced a boycott of several chains including Doubletree Hotels--which manages the Hotel Roanoke.
But members of the civil rights organization say the hotel's management has NOT been responsive to their requests.
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SOT 20:44:34
IN Q=What we intend to do

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WHAT WE INTEND TO DO IS DRAW THE OWNERS TO THE TABLE AND SAY TO THE OWNERS THIS IS A PUBLIC FACILITY. IT HAS BENEFITTED FROM MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PUBLIC FUNDS. IT CONTINUES TO BENEFIT FROM PUBLIC PATRONAGE. THERE IS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION HERE THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE AROUND THESE FIVE POINTS THAT I MENTIONED, LET'S GET SOME COMMITMENTS ON THE TABLE.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=commitments on the table.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P is also planning to survey other local hotels.

8School-Standards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=education


New high school standards are topping the adgenda of public hearings held by the State Board of Education.
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VO-NAT

SOA's, 97-26, 6/11
SUPER=03-Richmond/June;


The changes that the board is considering include revoking accreditation for schools where more than 30 percent of students fail standardized tests for three straight years.
And the board has NOT spelled out what accreditation loss would mean -- other than putting pressure on a local school system to improve.
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8Death-Row


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia death row inmate Joe O'Dell is receiving attention and prayers from Pope John Paul the second.
The Pope has appealed for clemency in numerous U-S capital cases.
O'Dell is slated to die next week for the 19-85 murder of a Virginia Beach secretary.
Meantime, another Virginia death row inmate is scheduled to die this week.
Roy Bruce Smith is to be put to death Thursday night for the fatal shooting of a Manassas police officer in 19-88.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Turning now to the Monday outlook--
Expect lots of sunshine today and hot temperatures.
Highs in the low to mid 90s.
Clear tonight, with lows dropping to around 70.
And by tomorrow, we'll have a chance for afternoon thunderstorms.
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