06:00-01

E-Retail

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


After losing more than 37-million dollars nationwide last year the Woolworth's chain is closing up shop.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The retailer has over 400 stores across the U-S, including ones in Roanoke and Danville.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:55:10
IN Q=I'm very upset

((KATHY BENNINGTON/WOOLWORTH'S CUSTOMER: I'M VERY UPSET ABOUT WOOLWORTH'S CLOSING. I'VE GROWN UP IN THIS AREA SINCE 1960. I'VE BEEN COMING TO WOOLWORTH'S ALL MY LIFE. I'VE WALKED TO THE STORE AND COME UP AND GET CANDY AS A CHILD. I'VE KNOWN THE LADIES AT THE LUNCH COUNTERS FOR YEARS AND YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Kathy Bennington/Woolworth's Customer;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=years and years.
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VO-NAT


Woolworth's just couldn't keep up with the bigger, more modern retail chains like WalMart.
Nationwide it has 36-hundred full time and 56-hundred part time workers.
It staffs an average of about 25 people in each store.
In other retail news, it looks like Lowe's may add another superstore in the Roanoke Valley.
Roanoke County says it has had discussions with the hardware giant about the construction of another location along route 2-20 near Walmart.
A developer has been getting options on a number of homes where the Lowe's store would sit.
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Hurricane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hurricane


Hurricane Danny is getting stronger and stronger off the coast of Louisiana this morning.
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VO-NAT


The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. Danny is currently drifting to the North- Northeast, and is expected to gain a little speed today.
SUPER=03-Grand Isle, LA;


Heavy rains and high tides are expected.
Officials are already evacuating coastal, low-lying areas.
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MIR


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


The Mir space station crew has repaired damage from yesterday's onboard mishap, but a bigger repair job is being postponed.
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VO-NAT

4:41:41
Yesterday, a crewmember accidentally unhooked a vital cable. That caused Mir to tumble for several hours before the crew could get it pointing toward the sun again so its solar panels could again generate power.
All key systems have been restored.
But the tricky spacewalk to repair damage from a collision with a cargo ship will be delayed until next month.
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E-Mary-Dalton


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A 19- year- old woman is being tried for the murder of an elderly man.
Just last year her brother was convicted of the crime.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Both sides agree...
Mary Katherine Dalton relied on 72- year- old Aubrey Adkins for money and drugs.
He was devoted to her.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December 1995;


But Mary Dalton's brother Michael says in 19-95, she lured Adkins to the side of the road and left the passenger door wide open...
moments before her boyfriend shot and killed Adkins.
Mary Dalton wept yesterday as her brother testified against her.
Michael Dalton was convicted a year ago of murdering and robbing Adkins but says he confessed to protect his sister.
Defense Attorney Bryan Haskins says Mary Dalton would have no reason to want Adkins dead.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The Jury will return to the courthouse this morning to decide Dalton's fate.


Ferrum-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 597-32)
GRAPHIC=Ferrum College


An upgrade in the security at Ferrum College is more than just a few extra alarms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The Public Safety Office has gone from a private security department to a police department.
Training is the same as any other law enforcement agency in the state of Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:52:10
IN Q=It's given our

((MIKE GRICE/DIRECTOR OF FERRUM COLLEGE P.D.:IT'S GIVEN OUR OFFICERS SOME OPTIONS AND GIVEN THEM SOME AUTHORITY TO DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO NOT ONLY ON PROPERTY, BUT OFF THE PROPERTY AS WELL))
SUPER=01-Mike Grice/Dir. Ferrum College Police;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=as well.
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VO-NAT


It's a mutually beneficial relationship for the Franklin County Sheriff's department and Ferrum Police Department.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:06:26
IN Q=The sheriff's department

((PHILLIP YOUNG/FERRUM POLICE DEPARTMENT:THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS A LITTLE FREER TO USE US NOW BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT WE'RE TRAINED TO HANDLE SITUATIONS THAT MAY ARISE IN THE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Young/Ferrum Police Officer;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=in the area
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VO-NAT


The new status also benefits students.
Working alongside sworn police officers, criminal justice students can take what they've learned from books and put it into action.
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E-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


Valley Metro have been driving for weeks withOUT a contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They met with Metro officials yesterday to continue negotiations.
One bus driver who spoke to News 7 said the company is reluctant to pay drivers more money.
He believes the company is just trying to cut costs at the drivers' expense.
About one million dollars of Valley Metro's budget comes from federal subsidies.
It's suspected that the company may not receive that money next year.
In that case, company officials plan to raise revenue by increasing fares or cutting back on service.
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E-Boty-Growth


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


Botetourt County is booming.
It's one of the fastest growing localities in Southwest Virginia.
And whether they're escaping the city or relocating from across the country,
(TONE-ya) Tonya Flory tells us they're coming in droves.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:57:58:10
IN Q= In the 90's
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; :01
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Jim Johnson/Va. Cattlemen's Assoc.; :18
SUPER=01-Ray Sprinkle/Realtor Developer; :48
SUPER=@Tonya1; :57
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q= News 7.
(((/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:57:58:10
IN Q= In the 90's

((JERRY BURGESS:IN THE 90'S IT'S BEEN THE FASTEST GROWING LOCALITY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AVERAGING ABOUT TWO-PERCENT A YEAR INCREASE IN POPULATION))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q= in population.

The trend of outmigration from the cities is a mixed blessing, demanding more services and schools in suburban and rural areas, and sometimes putting a strain on those who make their living off the land...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:31:53
IN Q= We were here

((JIM JOHNSON:WE WERE HERE AND OUT AGRICULTURE WAS HERE AND SOME PEOPLE ARE MOVING IN AROUND US AND IT GETS A LITTLE TOUGH))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q= little tough

But if they're willing to sacrifice the family farm they grew up on, the value of the property is double or even triple.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:59:27
IN Q= Farming is very

((JERRY BURGESS:FARMING IS VERY TOUGH NOW AND SO THEY'RE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL THAT LAND AT A GOOD PRICE IS SOMETHING THEY FEEL LIKE THEY DESERVE))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=like they deserve

although in most cases the sentimental attachment is stronger than the dollar...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:
IN Q= In some situations

((JIM JOHNSON: IN SOME SITUATIONS YOU'LL SEE HOUSES SPROUT UP ALL THE WAY AROUND THE FARM AND WE'RE SEEING SOME OF THAT ALSO))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q= of that also
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:03:50
IN Q= There basically running

((RAY SPRINKLE:THEY'RE BASICALLY RUNNING SHORT OF GOOD LAND TO BUILD ON IN ROANOKE COUNTY. WE HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF BEAUTIFUL LAND IN BOTETOURT WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE WANT TO COME DOWN HERE))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= come down here
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:38:14:56
IN Q= This wide open

((TONYA FLORY:THIS WIDE OPENED FIELD WILL SOON BE DOTTED WITH HOMES, BUT THE INFLUX OF RESIDENTS WON'T COST BOTETOURT COUNTY TAXPAYERS. ACCORDING TO ZONING REGULATIONS, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO BUILD THE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= sewer system
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:01:16
IN Q= We built

((JERRY BURGESS:WE BUILT AND OPENED TWO NEW MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS AND WE'RE RENOVATING AND EXPANDING THE HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW, SO WE'RE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q= good shape

Subdivisions and industrial parks continue to crop up along route 220 and all over this once rural community...Tonya Flory, News 7.))

Drug-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


U. S. Marshalls arrested Ronald Campbell and Mike Ferro of Highland, Virginia yesterday on drug possession charges.
Campbell was apparently carrying five kilos of methamphetamines with intent to distribute them.
Police also arrested Ferro for possession of Methamphetamines.
Officials seized 139 thousand dollars in cash, and items including a road tractor and vehicles.
The arrest ends a four year search for Ronald Campbell who was a fugitive.

P-Tomato-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=None


Another search for drugs took state police did NOT prove so successful.
A garden caught the attention of a state police helicopter earlier this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Riner/Tuesday;


Investigators on the ground quickly found out-- what the man in the sky thought was marijuana--was nothing more than 14 tomato plants.
You might think "end" of the story-- but the Richmond Times Dispatch picked up on what happened.
It's the second time in three years authorities "raided" the Raymond
(Mill-irons) Millirons' property.
(/////SOT/////)

5:19:10
SOT
IN Q=Well I

((RAYMOND MILLIRONS:WELL I THINK IT'S KIND OF RIDICULOUS THAT THEY DON'T, THAT THEY CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND TOMATO PLANTS, I THINK THEY NEED TO DO A LITTLE SCOUTING AROUND AND LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT MARIJUANA LOOKS LIKE.))
SUPER=07-Raymond Millirons; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=looks like. (laughter).
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The (Mill-irons) Millirons say they're not mad-- just a little embarrassed-- since they're now-- the talk of the neighborhood.

Danny


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hurricane


Tropical Storm "Danny" is now a hurricane.
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VO-NAT


A hurricane warning has been issued from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

Danny is slowly pushing its way through the marshes of south Louisiana heading toward the coast of Mississippi.
SUPER=03-Grand Isle, LA;


Forecasters expect the storm to slide along the coast from Mississippi to the western Florida Panhandle later today.
Residents of Grand isle and a half dozen other communities are being evacuated as a precaution.
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Cunanan


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


A Miami police investigator now says the murder of designer Gianni Versace and the slaying of a man police describe as a gay doctor are not related.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami Springs, Fl/Yesterday;


Yesterday, Investigators suspected a connection when a man fitting the description of SPREE killer Andrew Cunanan was seen running from the home of the physician.
It was less than 15 miles from where Versace was gunned down.
Cunanan is still the prime suspect in Versace's death and a suspect in the murders of four other men.
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TWA


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


In New York, friends and family of the victims of T-W-A flight 800 gathered for tearful memorial services yesterday on the one year anniversary of the explosion and crash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Long Island, NY;

4:07:19
The U-S Coast Guard laid wreaths of flowers in Long Island sound where the 7-47 went down in flames.
SUPER=03-Smith Point Park, NY;


The flowers had been placed on the podium earlier in the day at a service to remember the 230 victims.
The jumbo jet exploded 11 minutes after taking off from J-F-K International airport.
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P-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-33
GRAPHIC=None


Contract negotiations continue with bus drivers for the Roanoke Valley's public transportation agency, who have been on the job for weeks now with NO contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Valley Metro management and union representatives held another negotiating session yesterday.
One driver we spoke with says company officials are trying to --quote "cut costs and give the bus drivers less money."
But after the day's meeting officials with Valley Metro had few comments.
They say the negotiations are going fine and they will have a joint statement when talks finish--that's expected to be Sunday.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


The company was receiving about one million dollars in federal money.
But those dollars are NOT expected to be renewed next year.
That's led Valley Metro to focus on other ways of generating revenue.

P-Bedrosian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian


The man running against Dick Cranwell for his seat in the House of Delegates says lawmakers should spend more time in another house...their own.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Republican Al Bedrosian chose to announce his legislative reform ideas right on his front lawn.
Bedrosian supports term limits, limits on the number of bills introduced in the General Assembly, and recesses during those sessions.
But he says NO limits should be placed on education.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:20:29
IN Q=The education issue

((AL BEDROSIAN/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE EDUCATION ISSUE IS PARAMOUNT IN MY MIND BECAUSE I'VE GOT THREE CHILDREN AND I THINK WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE DEBATE ABOUT EDUCATION. WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, CHARTER SCHOOLS, HOME SCHOOLING. I THINK ALL THOSE IDEAS NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE, BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE INSTITUTIONS HAS PROVED SUCCESSFUL IN SOME AREA.))
SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/(R) House of Delegates Cand.;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in some area
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The businessman says he's running for political office in an effort to help return state government to the citizens.

Donnelley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-45)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new book, set to come out in November is focusing on the growth of the Roanoke region as a whole, including Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, R-R Donnelley- and- Sons, Platinum Publishing, and other local business will produce a book very similar to ones written about other cities in the U-S.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:21:33
IN Q=We're gonna

((JOHN STROUD/ROANOKE. REG. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE'RE GONNA PRODUCE A BOOK A HUNDRED AND SIXTY PAGE FULL COLOR BOOK, ON THE ROANOKE, NEW RIVER VALLEY, COVINGTON, LEXINGTON, SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE REGION. WHAT WE CALL THE ROANOKE ECONOMIC REGION. AND IT'S ABOUT PRIDE.))
SUPER=01-John Stroud/Chamber of Commerce;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=pride.
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VO-NAT


The book will be even be printed here, at the new, state- of- the- art plant R-R Donnelley has built in Valley Techpark along route 4-60 on the western end of Roanoke County.
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P-Little-Sorrel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=VMI


Stonewall Jackson's Civil War horse, Little Sorrel will now lay at the feet of his master at Virginia Military Institute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/1994


The cremated skeleton of Stonewall Jackson's Little Sorrel will be buried at the base of his master's statue, on the V-M-I parade ground.
Jackson rode Little Sorrel in his famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign in 18-62. And he was riding the horse a year later when he was mortally wounded by his own men at the battle of Chancellorsville.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=VMI


Little Sorrel's mounted hide will remain on display at the V-M-I Museum.

Woolworth


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net (edit of 597-30)
GRAPHIC=None


Woolworth's is on its way out.
The five and dime stores are closing up shop for good.
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VO-NAT


The company has two stores in our area-- one in Roanoke and another in Danville.
Those employees will be among about ten-thousand others around the country to lose their jobs.
Last year, Woolworth's lost 37-million dollars nationwide. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:54:13
IN Q=I love

((PEGGY SWAINE/WOOLWORTH'S CUSTOMER: I LOVE THE STORE. THEY HAVE GREAT DEALS. YOU CAN USUALLY COME HERE AND FIND ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO GO TO A MALL. WHICH IS RIDICULOUS SOMETIMES. SO, I'M REALLY UPSET THAT IT'S CLOSING.))
SUPER=01-Peggy Swaine/Woolworth's Customer;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=closing.
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VO-NAT


Nationally, Woolworth will convert about a quarter of its locations into its Foot Locker and Champs specialty shops-- but no word on what will happen with stores here.
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wipe wipe wipe wipe

P-Lowe's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


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 across from the Walmart on route 2-20 just past Tanglewood Mall.
Lowe's already has a store at the Crossroads Mall in Roanoke.
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Execution


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


Virginia has executed its 40th inmate since capital punishment resumed in the United States in 19-77.
Roy Bruce Smith was put to death by injection last night for killing a Manassas police officer in 19-88.
The 50- year- old Smith made a final statement about getting the last meal he requested and then said (quote): "One man may die so the rest may live."
Smith had no visitors at his own request in his final hours.
He had declined to ask Governor Allen for clemency, and the Supreme Court denied a stay.

P-Road-Rage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=Safe Driving


Federal safety officials, testifying before Congress, are worried about agressive drivers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


It's known as road rage-- and it's to blame for an increase in deaths on the highway this past year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:21:22
IN Q=The so-called

((THE SO-CALLED 'REASONS' FOR 'ROAD RAGE' CAN BE INCREDIBLY TRIVIAL. THAT MEANS THAT MOTORISTS ARE BEING SHOT, STABBED, BEATEN AND RUN OVER FOR TOTALLY INANE REASONS, SUCH AS, "HE CUT ME OFF,"SHE WAS TAILGATING ME," "NO ONE GIVES ME THE FINGER," "HE WAS PLAYING THE RADIO TOO LOUD SO, I SHOT HIM,))
SUPER=01-David Willis/AAA Traffic Safety; :
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=so I shot him.
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VO-NAT


A recent Triple-A study found the majority of aggressive drivers are men aged 18-to-26.
About a third of the nation's car crashes and two-thirds of the nearly 42-thousand highway fatalities last year may have been caused by agressive drivers.
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E-Speedway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=New River Speedway


The Pace Car at New River Valley Speedway hosted some special guests yesterday afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Thirty-six children and young adults took turns spinning around the track as part of a field trip.
They were taking part in the New River Valley's "Leisure Direction."
It's a five-week program designed to help those with disabilities gain confidence and self-esteem-- while having a good time.
(/////SOT/////)

2:46:37
SOT
IN Q=I get

((RENEE BROWN/PARTICIPANT: I GET TO DO A LOT OF THINGS (GET TO DO A LOT OF NEW THINGS?) NEW THINGS, NEAT THINGS. ))
SUPER=01-Renee Brown/Participant; :00

QUICK!!
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=neat things
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VO-NAT


The trip to the speedway is one of several scheduled throughout the program.
Supervisor Sandra Wesley said the program helps the children relate to each other.
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4-Scores


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


In baseball,
Marty Cordova led off the 12th with a homer before Minnesota tacked on

another run and beat Seattle.
For last night's scores from the dugout, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Boston/12//Baltimore/9///j/Cleveland/3//Milwaukee/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/New York/4//Chicago/2///j/Toronto/9//Texas/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Anaheim/9//Detroit/4///j/Minnesota/9//Seattle/7//12 Innings/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Colorado/2/j/Atlanta/8///j/Cincinnati/9//Pittsburgh/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/5//Philadelphia/4////Chicago/3/j/New York/4//10

Innings/;
SUPER=X5012
SUPER=0105-j/Burlington/6//Martinsville/4////Kingsport/5/j/Danville/8///;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Wilmington/2//Lynchburg/1///j/Frederick/8//Salem/7///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."