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Cunanan-Versace

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan may have struck again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Warm Springs, FL;


A white man fitting Cunanan's description was seen running from a murder scene in Miami Springs, Florida.
SUPER=@File;


The 27- year- old, who is reported to be a gay prostitute, is already a suspect in five murders in four states, including the death of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
Now, for the first time, Cunanan faces federal charges.
SUPER=03-Newark, NJ;


Documents filed yesterday in New Jersey charge him with the murder of a cemetery caretaker.
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4:03:55
IN Q=

((HOCHBERG:THAT MURDER OCCURRED IN PENNSVILLE, NEW JERSEY AT A FEDERAL CEMETERY THERE ON MAY 9TH, 1997. THE COMPLAINT ALLEGES THAT CUNANAN LEFT IN HIS WAKE AN EVIDENTIARY WEB OF MURDER.))
SUPER=01-Faith Hochberg/U.S. Attorney
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=WEB OF MURDER.
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VO-NAT


Authorities recovered the caretaker's truck near Versace's Miami Beach mansion.
Bullets found in the truck reportedly are the same caliber that killed Versace.
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Mir


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Another crisis today aboard the problem- plagued Mir Space station.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Overnight the crew accidentally disconnected a cable, knocking out virtually all power.
The electricity is back on, however, the problems for the crew are not over.
Thursday's projected spacewalk to fix the damaged space station will now likely be postponed.
Meantime, NASA today gave the go-ahead for astronaut Michael Foale to begin training for a risky repair mission.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

COLUMBIA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;


Meantime, a smooth touchdown this morning for Columbia.
The space shuttle ended its 16 day mission early this morning, bringing back laboratory research on combustion and plants.
The same mission was cut short four months ago after four days because of a faulty power generator.
The mission was the first shuttle re-flight in history.
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TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


From across the country, people who lost loved ones on T-W-A flight 800 one year ago today traveled to New York for several days of memorials.
Liz Mullen reports that even after a year, there is little closure for the families of the victims, or investigators looking for the cause.
Liz Mullen reports.
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update windwo
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Long Island, NY/July 17, 1996;
SUPER=01-Joseph Lychner/Lost Family;;
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting;
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((IN MANY WAYS IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S BEEN EXACTLY ONE YEAR SINCE TWA FLIGHT 800.... BOUND FOR PARIS.... CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM NEW YORK'S KENNEDY AIRPORT.
ONE YEAR LATER AND OVER 95-PERCENT OF THE PLANE HAS BEEN RECOVERED..... BUT QUESTIONS ARE STILL UNANSWERED...
CLINTON, DISAPPOINTED CAUSE HASN'T BEEN FOUND BUT EVEN AS THE MYSTERY LINGERS.... HUNDREDS OF FAMILY MEMBERS ARE GATHERING IN THE NEW YORK AREA FOR MEMORIAL SERVICES.
JOSEPH LYCHNER, LOST FAMILY, IS BITTERSWEET JOSEPH LYCHNER LOST HIS WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTERS IN THE CLASS LAST SUMMER.
LYCHNER, THE HARDEST PART IS IN THE WINTER.... COLD AND ALONE
LYCHNER IS JOINING HUNDREDS AT A MORNING MASS AT NEW YORK'S ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL. LATER, FAMILIES WILL GATHER ON THE SHORE OF THE WATER THAT SWALLOWED UP THEIR LOVED ONES... FOR A FAMILIAR GOOD-BYE THAT BEGAN ONE YEAR AGO.))

Roanoke-Airport


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


And, joining us now is Mark Courtney from Roanoke Regional Airport. Mr. Courtney, thank you for being here today.
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport

((Has there been a significant change is security since the crash?))
((Explain some of the safety precautions taken at the Roanoke airport.))
((Is anything being done today at the airport to remember the crash?))
Mr. Courtney, thank you for talking with us today.

Retail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=business news


America's best known five and dime is closing.
Woolworth says it must do this because of a sea of red ink.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff's in the newsroom with more.
So how many employees could be affected by this Len?
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@len1;


A lot Melanie.
All told, Woolworth has about 36- hundred full- time and 56- hundred part- time workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The company has two stores in our area, one in Roanoke, and another in Danville.
Woolworth says it has to do this because of a sea of red ink.
For example, the five- and- dime stores lost 24- million- dollars in the last quarter alone.
Woolworth will convert about a quarter of its locations into its Foot Locker and Champs specialty shops.
But there's no word on what will happen with its stores here.
In other retail news, it looks like the Roanoke Valley could get another Lowe's superstore.
The hardware giant has discussed with Roanoke County the possibility of locating a second "big box" location basically across the street from the Walmart on route 220 just past the Tanglewood Mall.
Lowe's already has a store at the Crossroads Mall in Roanoke.
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Live=Len Full/Newsroom


So Melanie, you really have a sign of the times here.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom


It looks like the Roanoke Valley may lose an old- style, five and dime shop.
But it may gain another specialty superstore, which have enjoyed increasing popularity in the 90's.

(QUESTION: DOES LOWE'S REALLY THINK IT NEEDS A SECOND STORE?)


E-Fake-Goods


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


And if you thought Woolworth's had some good deals-
A group of people were selling some designer merchandise at surprisingly low prices.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Six people have been indicted for selling wholesale quantities of counterfeit merchandise at a Tazewell County Flea Market.
Agents confiscated two tractor trailer loads during a raid June first.
Investigators say the suspects were importing fake tags and logos and sewing them onto cheap merchandise.
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SOT 15:08:50
IN Q=among the items

(( AMONG THE LOGOS AND TRADEMARKS THAT WERE COUNTERFEITED, ARE NIKE, GUESS, TOMMY HILFIGER, CALVIN KLEIN, WALT DISNEY, POLO, TO NAME BUT A FEW.))
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=name but a few
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VO-NAT


Some of the items can actually be dangerous.
The sunglasses are NOT shatter-proof, as required by law, and do not provide U-V protection.
Some of the merchandise will be destroyed, others will go to charity after the fake logos are altered.
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Industrial-Park


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-41)
GRAPHIC=NONE


In the next couple months Henry County officials hope to close on a project that will add a good amount of acreage to an industrial park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The county's board of supervisors announced it'll buy 750 acres- That'll nearly triple the size of the existing Beaver Creek Industrial Park.
The site will cost over four-million dollars.
It will be financed through tax exempt bonds.
Right now Beaver Creek is nearly at capacity, with only 16 acres available.
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SOT 07:29:37
IN Q=We've been losing

((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISORS CHMN.: WE'VE BEEN LOSING JOBS, AND WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE A COMEBACK, AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET MORE DIVERSIFIED.))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Henry Co. Supervisors Chairman;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=more diversified.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


In a recent study, the property was pegged as one of the best large sites for industrial development.

P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=Michael Knowles


Convicted killer Michael Knowles has been transferred to a mental hospital after making a third attempt to injure himself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Week;


Knowles was taken for stitches after stabbing himself in the neck area Monday.
Montgomery County sheriffs officials say Knowles apparently used part of the wrist band on his watch to stab himself.
He was in his jail cell at the time. This is his third attempt to hurt himself in the past two months.
At his jury trial he tried to cut his neck with part of a disposable razor and just last week he tried to stab himself with a pencil at his sentencing for killing his wife.
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P-Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Coke


A year of surveillance culminated in a drug bust that put a man Halifax County investigators describe as a major dealer behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Forty-four- year- old Tonie Richmond of Milton, North Carolina, is in jail on a quarter-million dollars bond.
Major Ray Link says Richmond ran one of the largest drug distribution lines into Halifax and Southern Virginia.
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SOT 5:17:31
IN Q=He was extremely

((MAJOR RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: HE WAS EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS AS TO WHO HE DEALT WITH AND WHO HE TALKED TO. SO HE'S, SOUNDED LIKE HE'S PRETTY EXPERIENCED IN THE BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Major Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in the business
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VO-NAT


Halifax and North Carolina officials stopped Richmond on the road last night, after getting a tip that he was carrying cocaine.
Investigators seized Richmond's truck, money, and several grams of cocaine.
After searching his mobile home they found more cash and cocaine and arrested Richmond's girlfriend on drug charges.
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House-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=lighting


Lighting took its toll on some area homes yesterday, demolishing the mobile home of one Pittsylvania family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Joe (Broomfield) Brumfield lived here on Owens Mills Road with his wife and son.
It's been his home for 19 years.
Relatives and neighbors surrounded (Broomfield's) Brumfield's wife as rescue workers gave her oxygen.
Firefighters say the mobile home is a total loss.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Apparently this wasn't the only fire sparked by lightning yesterday.
The Pittsylvania County fire department reports four others-
And in Lynchburg, officials say lighting sparked four house fire all between 1:30 and 2:00 yesterday afternoon.

E-Heat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Summer heat


Yesterday's storms did nothing to break this July heat wave.
And there's no break in sight for the rest of the week, making these summer days uncomfortable for many.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


After a week of temperatures approaching 100, people tried to take precautions to beat the heat...but what about those who can't take shelter.
Animals at the zoo are getting a helping hand from area children.
These 9-to-11 year olds are "zoo keepers for a week."
They came up with some some cool ways to chill the animals.
Not only did they make icy fruit snacks, but they also provided behavioral enrichment.
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SOT 13:48:25
IN Q= It provides

((LAURIE SPANGLER/CONSERVATION COORDINATOR:IT PROVIDES FOR THEIR MENTAL WELL-BEING. WE PROVIDE FOR THEIR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, BUT WE DO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH TOO, AND THESE ACTIVITIES GIVE THE ANIMALS SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Conservation Coordinator;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= different to do.
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VO-NAT


The children are attending Zoo camp where they get an education on taking care of many different types of animals.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/64-68/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/90-94;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/66-70/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/92-96;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/62-66/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/86-90;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/62-66/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/88-92;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/61-65/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/86-90;
SUPER=X5001;



S-Roanoke-Electric


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Electric


Improved business will bring a bonus for both employees and share holders at Roanoke Electric Steel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Workers get added job security. Share holders will see their monthly dividends shoot up over eight percent to 13 cents a share.
The company says strong conditions in the steel and construction industries have helped backlogs, earnings and margins.
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Dampeer


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of CL-97)
GRAPHIC=Appalachian league


Local baseball product Kelly Dampeer is making his mark in the Appalachian League as a member of the Burlington Indians.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/1997 Season;


Dampeer led the Radford University's baseball team in hitting. And in his last two years with the Highlanders, he was both a second baseman and a short stop, although his heart was really at second base.
But for Kelly the versatility, gained from playing a number of positions, has enabled him to land a spot in the Burlington starting lineup just about every night.
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IN Q="I even talked to

((I'VE EVEN TALKED TO HARRY, THE MANAGER ABOUT PLAYING FIRST BASE. I PLAYED THIRD BASE, SHORT STOP AND SECOND BASE, SO I'M GETTING PLAYING TIME EVERYWHERE, WHICH IS FINE WITH ME AS LONG AS I'M ON THE LINEUP.))
OUT Q=in the lineup

((I WAS SAYING THAT KELLY'S GOING TO BE A UTILITY GUY, BUT THE MORE POSITIONS HE CAN PLAY THE BETTER OFF HE'S GOING TO BE. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE HE CAN SWING THE BAT. HE'S A CONTACT HITTER.))
SUPER=01-Kelly Dampeer/Burlington Infielder;
SUPER=01-Harry Spilman/Burlington Manager;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=a contact hitter."
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VO-NAT


In 19 games for Burlington; Dampeer has 19 hits in 72 at bats for a .264 average. He is tied for first in the Appalachian league in doubles with 10.
Dampeer's rookie league season wraps up at the end of August.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche entertained the Fredrick Keys on Tuesday in game two of their three game set.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00


And it was not a particularly pleasant night for the Avalanche. Doug Million's pitch breaks Rick Short's bat in half, as it splinters down the third base line.
Short would get a new bat and a single to right field as he drives in this run in the fourth to make it 5-to-nothing Keys.
Frederick would get two more in the fifth, as Wady Elmonte takes one deep to center field for the 2 run homer.
SUPER=37-Frederick/10/Salem/3;


Any time you hit it over the W-D-B-J sign you will get on the highlights.
Keys win it 10 to 3.
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Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/ROCKIES


Salem's parent club is struggling big time these days.
In Tuesday's game, the Colorado Rockies lost for the 12th time in their last 13 games falling to the Braves 2-to-1.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Rockies vs. Braves -TBS; :00


With the score tied at 1-all in the eighth, Chipper Jones gets the game winning hit with a single up the middle to plate former Longwood College star Michael Tucker.
Mark Wohlers then got the save in the SUPER=35-Colorado/2/Atlanta/1;

ninth, to protect Tom Glavine's 10th win of the year.
The Braves take it 2-to-1. (-------------)