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E-O'Dell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=George Allen


A federal appeals court has denied Joseph O'Dell's request for further D-N-A testing that he hoped would clear him of the 19-85 murder of a Virginia Beach woman.
O'dell is set to be executed tonight.
But first he plans to get married.
International pleas for mercy on behalf of O'Dell -- including two from the Pope -- have been food for thought for Governor Allen.
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SOT 12:24:59 tape one
IN Q=It's hard

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN. TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, OBVIOUSLY AS A CANDIDATE AND AS A GOVERNOR, I SUPPORT THE DEATH SENTENCE AS AN OPTION FOR JURIES. NEVERTHELESS IT'S DIFFERENT THOUGH WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. HUMAN INSTINCT IS TO SAVE LIVES.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=save lives.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor was less introspective when told by a Washington Post reporter that some Italians were labelling Virginians "rednecks" because of O'Dell's pending execution.
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SOT 12:39:24
IN Q=Well I don't

((WELL I DON'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT IS TRUE. I THINK THAT'S AN INSULTING REMARK. THIS IS THE PLACE OF THE CRADLE OF AMERICA'S CIVILIZATION AT JAMESTOWN.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=at Jamestown.
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VO-NAT


Allen insists that he's still considering some form of clemency -- although he says there's "a mountain of evidence" proving O'Dell's guilt.
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E-Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Drowning


Authorities are still not releasing the identity of a six- year- old boy who drowned yesterday in the Roanoke River near Dixie Caverns.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


It happened shortly after noon.
The boy, his brother, sister, and their father were apparently wading in the river when the water got too deep-- rising above the children's heads.
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SOT 14:10:55
IN Q=The father got

((BAT. CHIEF TOMMY FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE & RESCUE: THE FATHER GOT TWO OF THE CHILDREN OUT LEFT THEM ON SHORE AND WENT BACK AFTER THE LAST ONE AND COULDN'T FIND HIM. HE WAS UNDER WATER.))
SUPER=01-Chief Tommy Fuqua/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=was under water
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VO-NAT


Low water visibility and rain complicated the search. Rescue workers found the body about an hour and a half later.
Authorities say there have been several drownings in that area of the river in the past few years.
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SWISS-BANKS


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


It's a day that has been 50 years in the making.
Swiss banks today began publishing the names of hundreds of holders of dormant accounts from World War Two.
Vicki Mabrey reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Israel Singer/World Jewish Association; :23
SUPER=07-Paul Meyer; :56
SUPER=01-Vicki Mabrey/Reporting; 1:15
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LONDON.

(( SWISS BANKS TOOK OUT FULL PAGE ADS IN 28 NEWSPAPERS WORLDWIDE. IN FINE PRINT, THE ADS LIST ABOUT 2000 NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO HELD NUMBERED SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS AS OF MAY 9TH, 1945, THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO. THESE ARE ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TOUCHED FOR YEARS...WITH ASSETS TOTALLING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
ISRAEL SINGER, WORLD JEWISH ASSOCIATION: This is not about numbers, it s not about 1856 accounts, it s not about 62 million swiss francs and it s not about 42 million dollars. It s about justice.
IN LONDON, KEN WARD CAME TO THE CYBER CAFE THIS MORNING TO CHECK THE WEBSITE WHERE THE LIST ALSO IS POSTED.... HIS FAMILY S NAME ISN T THERE. PAUL MEYER FLED NAZI GERMANY WITH ONLY A NAPKIN RING LEFT FROM HIS FAMILY'S WEALTH... NOW 85, HIS NAME IS LISTED.... BUT HE ISN'T INTERESTED IN CLAIMING THE ASSETS.
PAUL MEYER (ID not needed, name mentioned in track): The fact there is money now that people could claim will create an enormous amount of tension between many organizations and the Nazis would laugh to see how the Jewish organizations crawl over each other for what is leftover.
MABREY ON CAMERA TAG: JEWISH GROUPS CLAIM THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, THAT THERE PROBABLY ARE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS LEFT BY HOLOCAUST VICTIMS IN SWISS BANKS. ANOTHER LIST WILL BE PRINTED IN THE FALL.
VM, CBSN, LONDON.))

Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=beyer


Don Beyer unveiled an economic development plan for Southside Virginia this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


At a Martinsville press conference, Beyer says if he's elected governor, he'll boost Southside development by improving education, cutting taxes on small businesses, and creating an office to promote sports and tourism.
He also acknowledged that his personal property tax cut plan will leave the state with less money to work with.
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SOT 9:37:58
IN Q=I'm willing to accept

((DON BEYER/CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; I'M WILLING TO ACCEPT THAT THE STATE WILL HAVE 200 MILLION LESS TO SPEND, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS, WITH 5 AND A HALF PERCENT GROWTH, WE'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP OUR COMMITTMENT TO EDUCATION, TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
SUPER=@Beyer1
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to economic development
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VO-NAT


Beyer also repeated his pledge to use a substantial part of any tobacco settlement to help tobacco growers.
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Pickup-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Christiansburg woman faces three counts of felony charges for child abuse--after a crash kills her seven- year- old daughter.
The child was riding in the back of a pick-up truck when the accident occurred.
The mother was a passenger in the truck, but the driver is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges.
The incident is renewing calls for a law requiring safety restraints for minors riding in the back of pick-up trucks.

GM-STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=strike


In Michigan, Union Auto workers failed to reach a contract agreement with General Motors and hit the picket line just after midnight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Warren, MI;


This marks G-M'S sixth strike this year.
And this one could be very serious.
One company source says the strike could shut down North American assembly operations.
Meantime, another walkout was averted at a parts plant in Indiana.
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BOEING-MERGER


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


The European Union is giving a tentative thumbs-up to the merger between Boeing and McDonnell Douglas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brussels, Belgium;

7:02:16
But final approval of the 15 billion dollar deal won't come until next week so the E-U has time to study concessions by Boeing.
U-S officials warned of a possible trade war with Europe if the E-U voted to outlaw the deal.
But one official says he expects the deal to go through now that Boeing has offered to scrap exclusive supply contracts with U-S airlines.
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Cunanan-Sightings


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


Greensboro, North Carolina is the spot of the latest Andrew Cunanan sighting.
An Anonymous caller phoned in the tip yesterday after seeing a man fitting the suspected spree killer's description at a Wal- mart store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lebanon, NH/Yesterday;


Meanwhile, in Lebanon, New Hampshire police searched for more than two hours after a clerk in a sports memorabilia store thought she spotted Cunanan in her store.
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SOT
IN Q=

((CAPT. JIM DUTILLE/LEBANON POLICE A WOMAN CLERK REPORTED THAT A MAN HAD GOTTEN INTO A NEWER MODEL GREY MERCEDES AND HEADED IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION TOWARD THE I-89 INTERCHANGE... WE ARE TAKING THIS VERY SERIOUSLY ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Jim Dutille/Lebanon Police;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=taking this very seriously.
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VO-NAT


Since Sunday authorities have received more than 11-hundred phone tips.
SUPER=03-Milan, Italy;


Meantime, in Milan, Italy yesterday more than two-thousand attended a memorial mass for one of Cunanan's alleged victims, fashion designer Gianni Versace.
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E-Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Valery Green


A Franklin County woman convicted of animal abuse is behind bars after being found guilty of threatening to burn a kennel owner's house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday;


Valerie Green's attorney Christopher Tuck says Green will appeal.
Prosecutor Phil Keith says sentencing guidelines recommend probation, but because of the nature of the crime, the judge sent Green to jail for 30 days.
Keith also maintains threatening to burn someone's home puts a person in danger and therefore deserves incarceration.
But he adds, Green will probably only serve about two weeks behind bars.
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Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=yokohama


Twelve hours and counting until the current labor contract expires at one of the region's largest employer's.
There is added tension because a new three year deal has NOT been reached at Yokohama Tire in Salem.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff is following this story and he's here to bring us up to date on how things are going.
So, Len, have these been round the clock negotiations?
Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=@len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue:hammer out a deal)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :08
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runs=:22
Out Q=cold go on strike
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Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Microwave

((DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THE MAIN ISSUES THEY ARE BARGAINING OVER?))
((SO THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT PLANT CLOSING LANGUAGE, THAT DOESN'T SOUND TOO GOOD...))

L'BURG-fIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#net (edit of 597-31)
SS=fire aftermath


Investigators are still combing through the debris in Lynchburg, trying to determine what started a Monday night's blaze at the old Masonic lodge Building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Monday Night;


Tons of debris will have to be removed before investigators can get inside and try to determine what caused the fire.
With this much damage, it's possible they may never know.
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SOT 97-51 10:31
IN Q=It's extremely

((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ON DETERMINING FIRE CAUSE WHEN WE HAD SO MANY HOT SPOTS THAT BURNED FOR HOURS AND HOURS IN THERE, IT CAN GIVE US SOME REAL UNUSUAL BURN PATTERNS.))
SUPER=01-John Jennings/Lynchburg Fire Marshal;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=unusual burn patterns.
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VO-NAT


While no decision on the building's future has been made, the fire marshal believes the building will have to be torn down.
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P-Drug-Tests


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=drug use


A random drug test of former prison inmates in our area turned up surprising results.
More than 90 of the of the 247 probationers and parolees-- tested positive for drugs such as marijuana and cocaine.
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SOT tape 2 13:38:24
IN Q=I think there

((DAVID BOTKINS/VA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: I THINK THERE WERE SOME FOLKS THAT WERE SURPRISED WITH THE RESULTS -- BUT WERE GLAD THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MONITOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THOSE PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES. BECAUSE THE OBJECTIVE IS KEEP PEOPLE OFF DRUGS, AND WE HAVE TO DO THIS SORT OF THING TO KEEP PEOPLE'S FEET TO THE FIRE AND ENSURE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY.))
SUPER=01-David Botkins/Virginia Dept. of Corrections;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=some accountability.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


It's not the only surprise for the landmark "Operation Consequences" program.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


In the Richmond and Tidewater areas, only a little more than one in four of the ex- cons tested positive.

CONVENIENCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-52)
GRAPHIC=None


P-M-I will not be building a convenience store across from Cave Spring Junior High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Last night, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected a bid to change the zoning.
The company wanted to build a "country-store" gas station similar to this one.
But residents argued a store would entice students to cross the busy street.
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Danny-Carolina


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


The remnants of Hurricane Danny are causing headaches in North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;

9:00:34
Up to six inches of rain has fallen on the south- central portion of the state, swamping areas of Charlotte.
Firefighters and police helped rescue people from stuck cars, at least two apartment complexes and dozens of homes.
Thousands of homes lost power and shelters were set up at two schools.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-75/87/East 6mph/30.11s/99/1952/50/1947;
SUPER=301---/--/------mph/--.---/97/1883/54/1947;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Rain/Sometimes Heavy/68-72/Cloudy/Showers & Storms/80-84;
SUPER=331-Rain/Sometimes Heavy/70-73/Cloudy/Showers & Storms/80-84;
SUPER=332-Rain/Sometimes Heavy/66-70/Cloudy/Showers & Storms/78-82;
SUPER=333-Rain/Sometimes Heavy/67-70/Cloudy/Showers & Storms/78-82;
SUPER=334-Rain/Sometimes Heavy/64-67/Cloudy/Showers & Storms/77-80;
SUPER=X5001;




E-NS-Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Good news for Norfolk Southern shareholders.
They will now have three for the price of one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape;


The rail giant approved a "three for one" stock split, effective in September.
N-S says it's a response to continuing good results and the desire to make more shares available to the public.
A stock split usually increases investor interest in a company.
That leads to more purchases of its stock, pushing the price up.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Meantime, C-S-X says its earnings fell three percent in the second quarter because of its expensive fight with N-S for Conrail.

Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=Golf Logo


Starting things out on the green, How low can you go was the question during the final round of the Roanoke Valley golf association's closing round.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Travis Horak followed his 67 at Blue Hills Monday by shooting a 7 under par 64 yesterday at Countryside.
He finished the tournament with a 131 two day total for a 10-shot win in the Senior Division.
Darryl Byrd shot a two under par 69 yesterday to finish 36 holes at 141 in second place.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold Logo


Lee Taylor won the Junior division, Matthew Gregory won the Pee Wee division and Michael Kidd captured the Midget championship.

Locals


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of RS97-1)
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP


Three former area college stars are trying to prove their worth at the Redskins training camp up in Frostburg, Maryland.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :


Former Ferrum College linebacker Jim Kitts is back in Frostburg this summer. After playing defense last year, Kitts is trying to make it as a fullback this summer.
Although he's three years older than Kitts, former U-V-a star lineman Don Reynolds isn't ready to give up the pursuit of his dream either.
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SOT
IN Q="Yeah, it's been

(( ))
SUPER=01-Don Reynolds/Redskins Tackle from UVA; :
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to do next."
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VO-NAT


Without a doubt former U-V-a star Ryan Kuehl has the best chance of making the team. The 19-94 U-V-a graduate was on the Skins practice squad last season, and actually joined the active roster for two games.
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Curry


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-29
GRAPHIC=Dell Curry


And onto the hardwood, All you Charlotte Fans can look forward to October when Dell Curry and the
Hornets will be in Roanoke to play the Minnesota Timberwolves in a preseason

game at the Civic Center.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


Monday Curry was in Salem at Roanoke College speaking to the campers at Page Moir's basketball camp.
The Hornets didn't have a draft pick this year but they did sign J.R. Reid who played in Charlotte with Curry early in their Careers.
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SOT
IN Q=First audio

((DELL CURRY/CHARLOTTE HORNET GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornets Guard; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=......FOR HIM."
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VO-NAT (CONT.)


The Hornets also signed free agent guard David Wesley, the former Celtic.
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Kicker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 06:21:29)
GRAPHIC=none


Elvis has landed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


If you think you recognize these sky diving "Kings," it's probably not from any Elvis movie, but from the movie "Honeymoon in Vegas."
They're back -- and this time the ten member team of flying Elvis look a-likes is making a promotional appearance in San Diego. (----------------)