06:00-01

E-M'ville-Fire

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


Eight families are homeless after a fire sparked back to life at a Martinsville apartment building.
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.
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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.))
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
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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.))

Tobacco-


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


Tobacco farmers staged a weekend rally in southwest Virginia to express concern over the 368-billion dollar settlement between 40 states and the tobacco industry.
And in Florida
Opening statements are set for this morning in the landmark five billion dollar lawsuit against the five big tobacco companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


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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2-School-Standards


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


The State Board of Education will conduct a series of public hearings tonight on proposed new public school standards.
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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.
But such schools would still get funding and wouldn't be taken over by the state.
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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foster-child


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A bizarre child abuse trial is set to begin today Colorado.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greeley, CO;


A woman is on trial for fatally beating her son to death.
Rene Polreis (Pull-rice) adopted the two- year- old boy, two months later he was rushed to the hospital badly beaten.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


A Judge is allowing Polreis (Pull-rice) to explain her son's fatal injuries by showing the boy had attachment disorder which caused him to inflict the injuries on himself.

E-Shipyard-Accident


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


Federal OSHA officials are investigating a fatal leak of gases and sewage on a ship being built at Newport News Shipbuilding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newport News/Saturday;


The weekend accident killed three workers and made two others sick enough to require hospital treatment.
And the 18-hundred people working on the carrier Truman had to be evacuated while the huge ship was ventilated.
About midday Saturday, the lethal gases and sewage filled a small compartment six decks below the flight deck.
The victims were veteran shipyard workers.
Workers were told normal operations will resume today.
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E-Hotel-NAACP


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


The nation's oldest civil rights group is being urged to shake off the cobwebs of apathy and get moving again as the N-double-A-C-P kicks of 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.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


If you have a little extra idle time during these lazy, hazy days, Len Besthoff has put together a small "summer reading" list with consumers in mind.
This edition of Common Sense features a book that could make vacation travel a little easier.
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=@Len2; :08
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=newsdesk

((Nat Sot Summer reading gfx/music
RUNS=:04


The family dog, or cat is perhaps the only member of the family that doesn't enjoy the summer.
No only do the furry creatures have to withstand the heat, they also get left behind when everyone else goes on vacation.
But "have leash, will travel" could become the operating phrase for your family if you take a look at the book "Vacationing with Your Pet".
It details over 23- thousand Hotels, Motels, and other establishments that welcome guests with pets.
The book costs about 20- dollars.
The price barely equals the charge for a day at the kennel.
You can find it in stores or order a copy by calling 800-496-2665.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, lets send it back to the newsdesk. Nat Sot
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COURT-TOBACCO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Opening statements are set for this morning in the landmark five billion dollar lawsuit against the five big tobacco companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The suit, to be heard in a Florida courtroom, 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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2-Tobacco-Rally


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


And in Southwest Virginia, tobacco farmers are expressing their concern over the 368-billion dollar settlement between 40 states and the tobacco industry.
About 200 farmers attended the rally this weekend at Natural Tunnel State Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/July;


They're worried that the settlement will double cigarette prices and sharply reduce demand for the crop.
President Paul Repass of the new Allies for Tobacco said the controversy has divided the nation.
The farmers oppose giving the Food and Drug Administration regulatory power over tobacco.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


A few politicians showed up in support, including Republican candidate for governor Jim Gilmore.

SHABAZZ


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A pre-sentencing hearing will be held this week for the 12- year- old grandson of Malcom X.
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VO-NAT


Last week the young Malcom Shabazz pleaded guilty to setting the fire that killed his grandmother Betty Shabazz.
SUPER=03-Mount Vernon, NY;


In an exclusive interview with C-B-S News, Betty Shabazz's daughter, Ilyasah
(ihl-ee-AH'-suh) Shabazz said her nephew did not mean to hurt his grandmother,

he only wanted to cause enough trouble to be sent back to live with his mother.
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SOT
IN Q=

((RPQ: YOU SAID HE HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER? A: VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HER. Q: WHAT DID HE CALL HER? A: MAMA BETTY. THEY WERE CHUMS.HE LOVED MAMA BETTY. // RPQ: THE QUESTION ON EVERYONE S MIND IS A: WHY DID HE DO IT? AGAIN , HE DIDN T DO IT WITH THE INTENTION OF HURTING MY MOTHER. UNFORTUNATELY WHAT HE CHOSE TO DO WAS VERY FATAL. ))
SUPER=01-Ilyasah Shabazz/Daughter; :15
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=was very fatal.
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VO-NAT


Once Malcom Shabazz is sentenced he could be held in a juvenile detention facility until he's 18.
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2-E-Hotel-NAACP


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


The N-double-A-C-P chair called on delegates gathered for a convention in Pittsburgh to return the civil rights group to social and political prominence.
The local chapter is taking aim at the Hotel Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It plans to bring the group's concerns about the hotel's management before city leaders.
The Roanoke chapter initiated discussions after the national organization announced a boycott of several chains including the one that manages the Hotel Roanoke.
Many say the hotel's management has NOT been responsive.
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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, and will review issues such as minority employment, contracting opportunities, advertising in minority publications, and charitable contributions.

School-Standards


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


It's the day to have your opinion heard on proposed new public school standards.
The State Board of Education will conduct a series of public hearings tonight.
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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.
But such schools would still get funding and wouldn't be taken over by the state.
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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E-salem-fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#=97-32
GRAPHIC=Salem Fair


The Salem Fair wrapped up last night and organizers say they're happy with the results.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Thursday;


The fair has been around for 10 years-- the idea was first hatched as a way for the civic center to stay busy during the summer.
This year's fair was one day shorter than last year's but organizers are expecting profits to be the best ever.
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SOT
IN Q=8:18:24

((Carey HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM CIVIC CENTER: YOU GET REVENUE STREAMS FROM A NUMBER OF SOURCES. YOU GET A PERCENTAGE OF THE RIDE GROSSES, SO MUCH ON FOOD, SO MUCH ON GAMES, THEN THE ADMISSION TAX- 5 PERCENT, MEALS TAX, SALES TAX COMES BACK. ))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Civic Center;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=COMES BACK.
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VO-NAT


The 11 day celebration ended last night with a fireworks display co-sponsored by your hometown station.
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2-E-M'ville-Fire


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


Fire officials say a smoldering ember re-kindled a blaze after they left.
The fire at a Martinsville apartment building left eight families homeless.
Denise Allen has the story.
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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.
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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.))
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.))
(/////SOT/////)
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
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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.))

Death-Row


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


Pope John Paul the second is praying for Virginia death row inmate Joe O'Dell.
The pontiff is an outspoken foe of the death penalty.
He has appealed for clemency in numerous U-S capital cases.
O'Dell's case has captured the attention of the Italian public and media.
He is slated to die next week for the 19-85 murder of a Virginia Beach woman.
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.

E-Land-Donation


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


A Martinsville family is helping to preserve the view along a Blue Ridge Parkway for generations to come.
Jim and Esta Wilson donated 122 acres of undeveloped land in Franklin County.
The land is adjacent to the Smart View Recreation Area.
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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.))
RUNS=:16
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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E-Toy-Rover


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-48
GRAPHIC=Toys


The "Mars Rover" may still be on another planet, but a smaller version of the vehicle is traveling to local toy stores.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Locally, Toys-R-Us is carrying the hot wheels version of NASA's Pathfinder.
Store managers say it's one of their top sellers and customers are buying the replicas before the stores can stock the shelves.
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SOT 14:28:31
IN Q=We brought them

((DAVE BETHEL/TOYS-R-US MANAGER: WE BROUGHT THEM RIGHT OUT TO THE FLOOR AND THEY WERE GONE THAT QUICK. PEOPLE WERE WAITING FOR THEM, LOOKING FOR THEM. THEY WENT INSTANTLY))
SUPER=01-Dave Bethel/Toys-R-Us Manager;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= they went instantly
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VO-NAT


Local managers have already spoken with Mattel and more cases of the toys are already headed to Roanoke.
They go for four dollars and 99-cents...limit one per customer.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In baseball,
Milwaukee completed its first three-game sweep in Baltimore in ten years with a victory.
For last night's scores from the major and minor league diamonds, let's check the scoreboards.
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