06:00-01

VERSACE

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MORNIN
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Welcome to News 7 Mornin', I'm Melanie Moon.
One of the F-B-I's most wanted fugitives is wanted in the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace
(JAH'-nee vehr-SAH'-chee).


Andrew Colton is in Miami Beach with the latest. ***Take from NEWSPATH***
SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Miami Beach, FL;
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SUPER=01-Richard Barreto/Miami Police Chief; :15
SUPER=01-Paul Philip/FBI; :36
SUPER=01-Claudia Schiffer/Model; 1:00
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=
SUPER=05-Miami Beach, FL;

((
THE ONE AND ONLY SUSPECT IS ANDREW PHILLIP CUNANAN. HE'S A SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER.. ONE OF THE F-B-I'S MOST WANTED FUGITIVES.. WANTED FOR THE SLAYINGS OF FOUR OTHER MEN. POLICE BELIEVE HE GUNNED DOWN VERSACE OUTSIDE HIS MIAMI BEACH MANSION AND THEN WALKED AWAY FROM THE BRUTAL CRIME.
RICHARD BARRETO, MIAMI POLICE CHIEF: "CUNANAN SHOULD BE CONSIDERED EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND ARMED AT THIS TIME" :04

THE INVESTIGATION SHIFTED TO CUNANAN WHEN POLICE FOUND A RED PICKUP TRUCK NEAR THE MURDER SCENE THAT CUNANAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM HIS LAST MURDER VICTIM IN NEW JERSEY.
POLICE SAY CUNANAN IS A MALE PROSTITUTE THAT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO FREQUENT GAY BARS, BUT THEY ARE CAUTIONING ANYONE WHO MIGHT COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SUSPECT.
PAUL PHILIP/FBI:"NOBODY'S SAFE IN THIS THING, AND THAT'S THE POINT WE HAVE TO GET ACROSS. DON'T THINK THAT SINCE YOU'RE NOT GAY, YOU'RE NOT A POSSIBLE VICTIM IN THIS THING." :08
THE SUDDEN DEATH OF VERSACE STUNNED THE FASHION INDUSTRY. THE 50 YEAR-OLD ITALIAN DESIGNER WAS AT THE PINNACLE OF HIS CAREER.. DESIGNING GLITTERY, SEXY CLOTHES WORN BY ENTERTAINMENT STARS, ROYALTY AND COMMONERS.
CLAUDIA SCHIFFER/MODEL:"HE'S REALLY A GENIUS, THE WORLD HAS DEFINITELY LOST A GENIUS... ... WONDERFUL THINGS."))


P-Atlanta-Murders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte/sly
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Four young murder suspects spent time with a Henry County family.
Two of the suspects, a 17- year- old girl and 15- year- old boy, were formally charged yesterday in Atlanta.
The father of one of the teenagers accused in the murder says he was surprised when his son showed up at his Henry County home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.


Buddy Ratcliff admits he has not played much of a role in his son's life--19- year- old Wayne Curtis Shaw is one of four young people arrested over the weekend, accused in a robbery and murder near Atlanta.
Ratcliff says police went overboard when they came to his home searching for the suspects.
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SOT 2:10:35
IN Q=I offered to open the door

((BUDDY RATCLIFF/SUSPECT'S FATHER: I OFFERED TO OPEN THE DOOR. THEY SAID NO THEY'RE GOING TO KICK THE DOOR IN. THEY RUN AROUND THE BACK OF THE HOUSE WHERE MY WIFE HAD JUST GOT DONE -- MY GIRLFRIEND HAD JUST GOT DONE WATERING THE DOGS AND MY LITTLE FOUR YEAR OLD AND TEN YEAR OLD AND HELD THEM AT GUNPOINT.)) LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I WAS PRESENT WHEN THEY WENT THERE. I SAW NO EXCESSIVE FORCE, NOTHING BUT PROPER POLICE TECHNIQUES. I THINK SOME OF THE THINGS HE'S MADE CLAIMS ABOUT, GUNS BEING POINTED AT PEOPLE AND ALL, ARE EXAGGERATED.))
SUPER=01-Buddy Ratcliff/Suspect's Father;
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :14
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OUT Q=exaggerated
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Another of Ratcliff's sons, Michael Stokes, was arrested recently and charged with breaking into a house and shooting at the homeowner.

E-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police have identified the man found shot to death in Lynchburg yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday


Thirty-one- year- old Steven Waddell Withers was found near the intersection of 15th and Monroe Streets.
Witnesses had reported hearing two bursts of gunfire in the area.
The regional homicide squad is investigating 19-97's first murder in the Hill City.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Last night police found the car the victim was driving at the time of the murder.

P-Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=Airborne Express Crash


Pilot error was pinpointed as the cause of a plane crash that killed six people in Giles County last December.
But National Transportation Safety Board officials say the Airborne Express training program had its share of problems.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23, 1996;


The D-C-eight crashed into a mountainside near Narrows on December 22nd, killing the six crew members aboard.
The pilot was conducting a stall maneuver when the plane went down... and N-T-S-B investigators say training on a flight simulator did not prepare him for the proper recovery.
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SOT
IN Q=Because the simulator

((BEN BERMAN/AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS INVESTIGATOR: BECAUSE THE SIMULATOR DIDN'T REPLICATE THE NOSE DOWN STALL BREAK OF THE ACTUAL AIRPLANE, THE PILOTS WERE LIKELY SURPRISED WHEN THE STALL BREAK OCCURRED AND ON THE FDR WE NOTED THAT EACH TIME THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN THE PILOT FLYING PULLED BACK ON THE WHEEL FURTHER, WHICH IS A REACTION TO THE STALL THAT KEEPS YOU IN A STALL.))
SUPER=01-Ben Berman/Aircraft Operations Investigator;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=keeps you in a stall.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


The transportation safety board issued recommendations that include better testing of stall warning systems, improvements to flight simulators, and a review of flight training procedures.

Cosby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Testimony resumes this morning in the trial of Autumn Jackson, the woman accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from actor Bill Cosby.
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VO-NAT


Cosby himself took the stand yesterday and testified that while he did have an affair with Jackson's mother he is NOT Jackson's father.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Her attorneys contend she was engaged in lawful negotiation, not extortion.
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E-huff-lane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=NONE


For almost five months the controversy over a proposed road to Valley View Mall has been heating up.
Last night people living near the Huff Lane school squared off with the city.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Bengtson/Roanoke Traffic Engineer; :14
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Roanoke Public Works Director; :22
SUPER=01-Andy Friedman/Area Resident; :32
SUPER=@Andrew2;1:14
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=AF, news7, Roanoke

(( City officials say the road is needed to relieve congestion on Hershberger Road, and to better serve Valley View Mall from the South.
But residents say the road will be loud, pollute the air, and lower the value of their homes.
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SOT 14:45:17
IN Q=the roadway

((BOB BENGSTEN/TRAFFIC ENGINEER: THE ROADWAY PROJECT AS WE'VE DESIGNED REALLY IS THE BEST ALTERNATIVE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP SO FAR. ))
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OUT Q=SO FAR

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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SOT 14:19:56
IN Q=Don't think

((BILL CLARK/ROANOKE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: DON'T THINK I CAN THINK OF A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT THAT HASN'T HAD SOMEONE LESS THAN HAPPY WITH IT. THAT INPUT ALWAYS HELPS TO MAKE IT A BETTER PROJECT. ))
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OUT Q=better project.

butt/butt/butt
SOT 1:44:41

((ANDY FRIEDMAN/AREA RESIDENT: FUNNY THING IS-- WE HAVE THAT STICKER-- PROPERTY TAX, AND I GET A LITTLE QUEASY FEELING WHEN I LOOK AT IT. THE ACTION DOESN'T QUITE JIVE WITH THE WORDS. ))
RUNS=:17


Neighborhood residents say their input is being listened to, but then it's ignored by the city.
SOT 1:39:14

((ANDY FREIDMAN/AREA RESIDENT: I WOULD LIKE NOTHING MORE THAN FOR MR. FAISON AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO COME FORWARD, AND PUBLICLY SPEAK ON THIS ISSUE. ))
RUNS=:08


Before the project can begin, City council has to approve two separate agreements. One with VDOT to build the interchange, and one with the school board, allowing the city to use school property for the access road.
Residents expect that vote to take place on Monday.
Andrew Freiden, News7.))


Mine-Fatal


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


Two separate mine collapses yesterday killed three people.
Forty-six- year- old James Colley of Bristol and 40- year- old Coy Dean Witt of Pounding Mill were killed.
The roof of the Big Creek Seaboard Number-two mine in Tazewell County collapsed as the workers were cutting coal from a support pillar.
Several hours later, a roof fell at Minuteman Coal's number-five mine in Wise County.
That collapse killed mine foreman Clayton Linkous of Cleveland.

E-Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


Many Pittsylvania County residents don't want a hog farm in their area.
They want a state agency to take back a permit for the farm.
Meanwhile, Pittsylvania County supervisors say they will take steps to dissuade the farm from coming to their area.
Tina Tenret reports.
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SOT
IN Q=A company called
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Don Webb/North Carolina Resident; :12
SUPER=07-Ran Witcher; :51
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:25
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=News 7, Pittsylvania Co.


(( A company called G-I-S wants to cluster about 10-thousand hogs on 500 acres in Markham.
But residents say hog feces will destroy their air, water, and property values.
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SOT 11:07:18
IN Q=You can go

((DON WEBB/NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT: YOU CAN GO TO NORTH CAROLINA WITH YOUR FAT CAT RICH HOG INDUSTRIAL GIANTS, AND I MEAN RICH BIG TIME MONEY, AND THEY CAN TAKE YOU IN A HELICOPTER OR AIRPLANE TO ONE OF THEIR RIGGED DEALS. BUT YOU COME TO US POOR FOLKS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND WE'LL GET YOU IN THE BACK OF OUR PICKUP TRUCKS, AND WE'LL SHOW YOU THE REAL NORTH CAROLINA.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=the real North Carolina
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Senator Charles Hawkins has convinced the D-E-Q to reconsider the permit it gave G-I-S to locate here.
Other legislators pledge to revise the Right to Farm Act which allows such industries without a public hearing.
But local residents blame the county supervisors for not turning GIS away.
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SOT 11:46:05
IN Q=Y'all are elected officials

((RAN WITCHER: Y'ALL ARE ELECTED OFFICIALS, YOU KNOW. YOU'RE NOT APPOINTED. Y'ALL WERE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, EACH ONE OF YOU. AND Y'ALL SHOULD REPRESENT YOUR PEOPLE, NOT SOME GIANT INDUSTRY.))
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OUT Q=giant industry


The Pittsylvania County Supervisors voted 5 to 1 to pass a resolution against the hog farm.
However this resolution might not be strong enough to keep G-I-S at bay.
F-A Keatts voted against the resolution, saying it lacked legal force.
Board Chairman Bobby Scearce says he needs more information from the state before he can vote either way.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Pittsylvania County))

GIANNI-VERSACE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


The search for suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan (koo-NAH'-nin) has shifted to South Florida.
The 27- year- old is now the prime suspect in yesterday's shooting death of fashion designer Gianni Versace (JAH'-nee vur-SAH'-chee).
Cunanan has been on the run for months, for allegedly killing four other men.
Andrew Colton is in Miami Beach with the latest. *****take from NEWSPATH******
SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Miami Beach, FL;
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IN Q=
SUPER=01-Richard Barreto/Miami Police Chief; :15
SUPER=01-Paul Philip/FBI; :36
SUPER=01-Claudia Schiffer/Model; 1:00
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=
SUPER=05-Miami Beach, FL;

((
THE ONE AND ONLY SUSPECT IS ANDREW PHILLIP CUNANAN. HE'S A SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER.. ONE OF THE F-B-I'S MOST WANTED FUGITIVES.. WANTED FOR THE SLAYINGS OF FOUR OTHER MEN. POLICE BELIEVE HE GUNNED DOWN VERSACE OUTSIDE HIS MIAMI BEACH MANSION AND THEN WALKED AWAY FROM THE BRUTAL CRIME.
RICHARD BARRETO, MIAMI POLICE CHIEF: "CUNANAN SHOULD BE CONSIDERED EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND ARMED AT THIS TIME" :04
THE INVESTIGATION SHIFTED TO CUNANAN WHEN POLICE FOUND A RED PICKUP TRUCK NEAR THE MURDER SCENE THAT CUNANAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM HIS LAST MURDER VICTIM IN NEW JERSEY.
POLICE SAY CUNANAN IS A MALE PROSTITUTE THAT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO FREQUENT GAY BARS, BUT THEY ARE CAUTIONING ANYONE WHO MIGHT COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SUSPECT.
PAUL PHILIP/FBI:"NOBODY'S SAFE IN THIS THING, AND THAT'S THE POINT WE HAVE TO GET ACROSS. DON'T THINK THAT SINCE YOU'RE NOT GAY, YOU'RE NOT A POSSIBLE VICTIM IN THIS THING." :08
THE SUDDEN DEATH OF VERSACE STUNNED THE FASHION INDUSTRY. THE 50 YEAR-OLD ITALIAN DESIGNER WAS AT THE PINNACLE OF HIS CAREER.. DESIGNING GLITTERY, SEXY CLOTHES WORN BY ENTERTAINMENT STARS, ROYALTY AND COMMONERS.
CLAUDIA SCHIFFER/MODEL:"HE'S REALLY A GENIUS, THE WORLD HAS DEFINITELY LOST A GENIUS... ... WONDERFUL THINGS."))


E-Atlanta-Murders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


A group of young people were arrested in Henry County and sent back to Atlanta to face murder and robbery charges.
Police say the four stole an 18- year- old man's car and then drowned him in a Georgia lake last Friday night.
They went to see the father of one of the suspects in Henry County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Buddy Ratcliff spent 14 years in prison.
He says he's turning his life around.
But his house served as a hideout for four young murder suspects fleeing police last weekend.
One was his 19- year- old son, Wayne Curtis Shaw.
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SOT 2:11:37
IN Q=They were just as good

((BUDDY RATCLIFF/SUSPECT'S FATHER: THEY WERE JUST AS GOOD AS THEY COULD BE. THEY LISTENED, THEY MINDED, THEY WAS WELL-MANNERED AND I ASKED THEM TO DO IT, THEY DID IT.))
SUPER=01-Buddy Ratcliff/Suspect's Father;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=they did it
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VO-NAT


But Ratcliff also has another son in trouble with the law.
Twenty-one- year- old Michael Stokes was arrested last week for allegedly breaking into a house and shooting at the homeowner.
Ratcliff says he never knew either of his sons.
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SOT 2:13:55
IN Q=He come and said

((HE COME AND SAID, "DO YOU KNOW ME?" AND I SAID, "NO, DO I S'POSED TO?" CAUSE I DIDN'T SEEN HIM SINCE HE WAS 18 MONTHS OLD WHEN HE WAS TOOK AWAY FROM ME BECAUSE I WENT TO PENITENTIARY AND ALL THAT. AND THEN I TURNED AROUND AND HE SAID, "WELL, I'M YOUR SON, MICHAEL." AND I SAID OKAY AND THEN I LAID BACK ON THE COUCH.))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=on the couch
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Ratcliff says he did not ask his son whether he committed the murder last Friday night.

Growers-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


White House officials meet with tobacco growers today to get their views on the proposed multi-billion dollar tobacco settlement.
Health and Human services secretary Donna Shalala says she wants to find out how the deal would affect tobacco farmers.
Shalala met yesterday with the cigarette companies.
One Industry lawyer said afterwards he was optimistic that the White House will eventually conclude that the agreement does NOT need to be changed.

E-Tobacco-appeal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


The community of Warm Springs in Bath County may be the next battle ground for the tobacco case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Warm Springs;


A three judge federal appeals panel will hear cases in the Bath County Courthouse the week of August 11th.
The first case they'll consider, is February's landmark ruling that the government can regulate tobacco as a drug.
Local officials are expecting a lot of interest in the case.
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SOT 2:27:24
IN Q=parking

((DARLENE CARPENTER/DEPUTY CLERK; PARKING I THINK IS ONE OF THE MAIN CONCERNS, SPACES FOR 75 TO 100 PERSONS... THAT'S UNDER CONTROL NOW, WORKING THROUGH WITH THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
SOT 3:00:00

TOMMY BLACK/BATH COUNTY SHERIFF; WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FEW DEPUTIES HERE HELPING TO PARK THE VEHICLES, AND GET PEOPLE SITUATED, BUT OTHER THAN THAT WE DON'T LOOK FOR A BIG IMPACT IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. ))
SUPER=01-Darlene Carpenter/Deputy Clerk;
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff; :14
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=the sheriff's office
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VO-NAT


One of the attractions for the judges is the spacious courtroom, with seating for about 100 people.
One drawback, there's no air conditioning, so the judges will convene court at 7:45 in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.
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E-Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=airborne crash


The National Transportation Safety Board determined pilot error caused a fatal plane crash in Giles County last December.
But yesterday the board ruled that Airborne Express was also responsible.
Joe Dashiell has more on the investigation.
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SOT
IN Q=Ruling out weather
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Dec. 23, 1996; :00
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :14
SUPER=01-Ben Berman/Aircraft Operations Investigator; :20
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman; 1:05
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=JD News 7


((Ruling out weather and aircraft maintenance, investigators quickly focused on pilot error.
But in ruling on a probable cause, the National Transportation Safety Board also raised questions about the Airborne Express training program... and a flight simulator that failed to duplicate the plane's behavior in a stall.
SOT
IN Q=It wasn't adequate

((BEN BERMAN/AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS INVESTIGATOR: IT WASN'T ADEQUATE TO USE THIS SIMULATOR TO TRAIN PEOPLE TO DO THIS TYPE OF STALL THEY WERE DOING THAT DAY. YOU NEEDED PERHAPS TO GIVE THEM EXPERIENCE DOING THE STALL IN THE AIRPLANE WITH SOMEONE SITTING NEXT TO YOU WHO HAD ALREADY DONE ONE. ON THIS FLIGHT YOU HAD TWO PILOTS, NEITHER OF WHOM HAD EVER HANDLED THE CONTROLS ON A STALL IN THE ACTUAL AIRPLANE.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=in the actual airplane.


The Airborne Express DC-8 crashed into a mountainside near Narrows on December 22nd, killing the six crew members aboard.
The pilot was conducting a stall maneuver when the plane went down.
NTSB investigators found that his actions were inappropriate... and that Airborne Express failed to establish an evaluation flight program that "included adequate program guidelines, requirements, and pilot training.
SOT
IN Q=Clearly the board felt

((JIM HALL/NTSB CHAIRMAN: CLEARLY THE BOARD FELT THAT THERE WAS A FAILURE HERE FOR APPROPRIATE OVERSIGHT AND SUPERVISION BY THE COMPANY OVER THIS PARTICULAR TRAINING PROCEDURE.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=particular training procedure.


The transportation safety board also issued eight recommendations.
They include better testing of stall warning systems, improvements to flight simulators, and a review of flight training procedures.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

huff-lane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-33)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Residents of one northwest Roanoke neighborhood continue to speak out against the proposed 5-81 interchange to Valley View Mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They say the city isn't telling them the whole story-- and their concerns are NOT being taken seriously.
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SOT 1:16:03
IN Q=this is my mayberry

((RAY MCKEE/AREA RESIDENT: THIS IS MY MAYBERRY. THIS IS MY TOWN. AND IT'S SOMETHING I TAKE VERY PERSONAL WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A THREAT TO OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE. IT MAY NOT CONCERN CITY COUNCIL, BUT IT CONCERNS ME. ))
SUPER=01-Ray McKee/Area Resident
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=concerns me,(DOUBLE OUT)
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VO-NAT


But city officials continue to support the current road placement, saying they have been listening.
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SOT 14:19:11
IN Q=we're always

((BILL CLARK/ROANOKE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: WE'VE HAD MEETINGS WITH NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS EVER SINCE THE PROJECT WAS AUTHORIZED, I REMEMBER HAVING A MEETING WITH THE WILLIAMSON ROAD ACTION FORUM BACK IN FEBRUARY. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Roanoke Public Works Director;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=in february.
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VO-NAT


Residents expect city council to vote on the issue Monday.
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Fatal-Mine


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


Three Virginia coal miners have died in two separate roof collapses.
Mike Abbott of the Division of Mines, Minerals and Energy said the roof of the Big Creek Seaboard Number-two mine in Tazewell County collapsed as workers were cutting coal from a support pillar.
Forty- year- old Coy Dean Witt of Pounding Mill and 46- year- old James Colley of Bristol were killed.
Several hours later, a roof fell at Minuteman Coal's number-five mine in Wise County.
That collapse killed mine foreman Clayton Linkous of Cleveland.

P-Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


Democratic critics of Jim Gilmore's plan to cut the personal property tax say it would cost more money than it would save.
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VO-NAT


The Republican candidate for Governor wants to reduce the tax for local government, then have the state reimburse those localities.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


But critics say that would still end up costing the public.
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SOT 10:40:31
IN Q=When asked what

((DAVID ANDERSON/ROANOKE CITY TREASURER: WHEN ASKED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THERE WAS NOT THE STATE REVENUE OR STATE GROWTH TO SUPPORT IT, HE NOTED THAT THE LOCALITY WOULD BILL THE CITIZENS AS WE DO TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-David Anderson/Roanoke City Treasurer;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=as we do today
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VO-NAT


Officials say the personal property tax is the second largest source of local revenue.
Some fear its loss would result in a lack of funding for education and police departments.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Jim Gilmore


Gilmore's spokesman says the criticism is nothing more than an orchestrated event by Don Beyer and his supporters, which Gilmore counters, will deny tax relief to working Virginians.

4-Scores


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


In baseball,
Jason Dickson scattered eight hits in seven innings to pitch Anaheim over Texas 6-to-2.
For last night's scores from the diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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Now 2-0/;
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