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7E-Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-36
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Four people are dead after a car accident this weekend.
Roanoke police say brake failure caused the accident.
The car's brakes fell apart shortly before it entered a winding road.
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VO-NAT
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Investigators found pieces of the brakes on the road at the city limits, so hot they were melting the asphalt.
They say brake failure could have caused 47- year- old Anna Marie Talbert of Boones Mill to lose control of the station wagon as she rounded a curve on Mount Pleasant Boulevard.
The car ran over a guardrail, flipped at least twice before landing on its roof and catching fire.
Witnesses put out the flames and rescued two of the victims, but four others died in the wreck including Talbert and her 14- year- old son David.
Fourteen- year- old Sylvia K. Hess and her 13- year- old brother, Bryant, both of Pennsylvania, also died.
Rescue workers took three other young passengers to area hospitals, they're listed in serious condition.
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7E-Bassett-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=Fire


Two businesses in Bassett are trying to clean up the mess left behind by a chemical fire that was sparked by lightning.
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VO-NAT
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Nearly 40 fire fighters from the Bassett and Collinsville Volunteer Fire Departments were called in to douse the flames.
But chemicals inside the building made it impossible for fire fighters to enter the building.
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((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF HEAT A LOT OF EXPLOSION. FORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY HURT BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF STANCE WE TOOK IN OUR FIRE FIGHTING METHOD.))
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OUT Q=fire fighting method.
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VO-NAT


The back half of the building was home to A and W Motors.
Lilly Industries is a furniture finishing subsidiary of Bassett Furniture.
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SOT 12:26:19
IN Q=IT WAS A

((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: IT WAS A COLOR MATCHING LAB SO BASICALLY THEY HAD A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF CHEMICALS. THERE WAS A GARAGE ON THE BACK AND WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SAVE A GOOD PORTION OF THE GARAGE.))
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OUT Q=OF THE GARAGE
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters are baby sitting the scene until all the hot spots are out.
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7E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


A strike COULD be on the horizon for workers at Salem's Yokohama Tire plant.
Employees and company officials have yet to come to terms in contract negotiations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The contract at the Salem plant expired midnight Wednesday.
But a strike was averted when both sides agreed to extend the contract through this coming Tuesday.
The two sides met yesterday at an area hotel, but would not discuss details of the negotiations.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


If an agreement isn't reached by Tuesday, workers may decide to strike.
Yokohama is one of the area's largest employers with about 900 workers.

7E-Missing-Baby


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


In Stafford County, a two year old boy is safe at home this morning following a two day search.
Police say Dacota Hill was found at the Stafford Lakes apartment complex where his parents live.
Authorities say he appeared to be in good condition but he was sent to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg just to be certain.
About 400 people joined in the search yesterday for Hill after he was reported missing Saturday.

7E-Tax-Cuts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=personal property tax


The personal property tax debate is now catching the attention of state legislators.
Tax cuts pledged by the state's two candidates for governor may sound good to voters.
But lawmakers say it's the General Assembly which ultimately will decide whether Virginia can afford tax relief next year.
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VO-NAT
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use file tape from 5-Turner, 595-09; Turner-Gun, 95-41;
State Senator Richard Holland of Windsor says he and other lawmakers have grave doubts that tax cuts can be made without cutting into education, health and transportation programs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Delegate Andy Guest of Front Royal says it's the voters who will determine how the lawmakers vote on the issue.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
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Turning to today's hot weather--
A heat advisory is in effect, with highs soaring into the upper 90s under partly sunny skies.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible through this evening.
Lows tonight in the lower 70s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 7/29/87
Tuesday:

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SUPER=130-79/Anne Ferrell/Moneta;



SUPER=130-5/Bethany Walker/Redwood;



SUPER=130-35/Terri Ferrier/Dublin;



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55E-Missing-Baby


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


The parents and friends of a Stafford County boy are breathing a sigh of relief this morning.
That because after nearly two days away from his home a toddler is back with his family.
Dacotta Hill disappeared Saturday.
Some 400 people helped search for him.
The boy showed up yesterdy in the common area at the Stafford Lakes apartment complex where his parents live.
He appeared to be in good condition but was sent to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg to be certain.

55E-Poland-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-37
GRAPHIC=Flooding


A Polish city will get a helping hand from its sister city, Roanoke County.
Poland has been faced with severe flooding and the city of Opole
(oh-POLE-uh) is one of the areas hit hardest regions.
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IN Q=So they don't have

((DON MYERS/ASST. ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: SO THEY DON'T HAVE ANY ELECTRICITY. THEY DON'T HAVE A WATER SUPPLY. THE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY IS GONE. SO JUST FROM A STANDPOINT OF THEIR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING THERE'S A CONCERN, AND THEN FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE CITY ITSELF AND HOW LONG IT WOULD PROBABLY TAKE TO EVER REBUILD IT IS REALLY A CONCERN.))
SUPER=01-Don Myers/Asst. Roanoke Co. Admin.;
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VO-NAT
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Don Myers is one of the county officials who has visited Opole (oh-POLE-uh) under a four- year- old exchange program.
Flooding in the region has reportedly caused more than a billion dollars worth of damage... making it the worst disaster on record for that region.
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes. Crops have been destroyed and 28 bridges washed away.
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IN Q=From my first trip

((DON MYERS/ASST. ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: FROM MY FIRST TRIP OVER THERE I REALLY HAVE ADMIRED THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE OVER THERE. THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OVER THE YEARS AND CERTAINLY THAT'S IN THEIR FAVOR. I FELL LIKE THEY'LL COME BACK, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Donations are being funnelled through the Roanoke Sister Cities Organization, and county officials are looking into other ways they may be able to help.

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Checking the Monday forecast--
Partly sunny and very hot today.
A heat advisory is in effect.
Highs in the upper 90s.
A chance of thunderstorms lingers into tonight.
Lows dropping into the lower 70s.
And looking ahead.
The chance for rain continues tomorrow.
Look for temperatures to drop by the middle of the week, with highs in the upper 70's to low 80's and nightime temperatures in the 50's and 60's.
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8E-Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-36
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Four people died in a car accident in Roanoke over the weekend.
Police believe the brakes failed shortly before the car turned onto a winding road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Investigators found pieces of the brakes on the road at the city limits, so hot they were melting the asphalt.
They say brake failure could have caused 47- year- old Anna Marie Talbert of Boones Mill to lose control of the station wagon as she rounded a curve on Pleasant Boulevard.
The car ran over a guardrail, flipped at least twice before landing on its roof and catching fire.
Witnesses put out the flames and rescued two of the victims, but four others died in the wreck including Talbert and her 14- year- old son David.
Fourteen- year- old Sylvia K. Hess and her 13- year- old brother, Bryant, both of Pennsylvania, also died.
Rescue workers took three other young passengers to area hospitals, they're listed in serious condition.
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8E-Bassett-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=Fire


Lightning sparked a chemical fire that gutted Lilly Industries, and another business in Bassett.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett;


Nearly 40 fire fighters from the Bassett and Collinsville Volunteer Fire Departments were called in to douse the flames.
But chemicals inside the building made it impossible for fire fighters to enter the building.
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SOT 12:27:01
IN Q=THERE WAS A

((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF HEAT A LOT OF EXPLOSION. FORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY HURT BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF STANCE WE TOOK IN OUR FIRE FIGHTING METHOD.))
SUPER=01-Chief Alton Hundley/Bassett Vol. Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=fire fighting method.
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VO-NAT


The back half of the building was home to A and W Motors.
Lilly Industries is a furniture finishing subsidiary of Bassett Furniture.
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SOT 12:26:19
IN Q=IT WAS A

((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: IT WAS A COLOR MATCHING LAB SO BASICALLY THEY HAD A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF CHEMICALS. THERE WAS A GARAGE ON THE BACK AND WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SAVE A GOOD PORTION OF THE GARAGE.))
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OUT Q=OF THE GARAGE
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters are baby sitting the scene until all the hot spots are out.
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8Hepatitis


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


At least five Charlottesville police officers will have to be tested for Hepatitis after an infected man threw blood on them.
The officers were trying to remove the suicidal, 400-pound man from his bath tub yesterday when he became agitated and threw his blood at them.
The man later died -- but he tested positive for potentially deadly hepatitis B.

8E-Tax-Cuts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=personal property tax


Cutting the personal property tax has become the mantra for Virginia's governor's race.
While tax cuts may sound good to voters, lawmakers say it will ultimately be the General Assembly's decision whether the state can afford them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from 5-Turner, 595-09; Turner-Gun, 95-41;
State Senator Richard Holland of Windsor says he and other lawmakers have grave doubts that tax cuts can be made without cutting into education, health and transportation programs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Delegate Andy Guest of Front Royal says it's the voters who will determine how the lawmakers vote on the issue.

8E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


Employees at Salem's Yokohama Tire plant are walking a fine line this week.
They are NOT on strike, but they also have NO new contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The contract at the Salem plant expired midnight Wednesday.
But a strike was averted when both sides agreed to extend the contract through this coming Tuesday.
The two sides met yesterday at an area hotel, but would not discuss details of the negotiations.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


If an agreement isn't reached by Tuesday, workers may decide to strike.
Yokohama is one of the area's largest employers with about 900 workers.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time now to take a look at the very hot Monday forecast--
A heat advisory is in effect.
Expect partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 90s.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and tonight.
Lows in the lower 70s.
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