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7P-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


Even though workers are on the job and a strike was averted, the deal between management and workers at Yokohama Tire in Salem still needs to be finalized.
Union members have until Saturday to approve it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Union officials laid out all the details at a meeting yesterday afternoon.
Overall, the worker's response seems to be positive.
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SOT 6:48:14 tape 1
IN Q=we got all

((ED ROBTISON/UNION PRESIDENT; WE GOT ALL THE PENSION INCREASES, INSURANCE, OUR COST OF LIVING INCREASE AND WE GOT A SIX YEAR CONTRACT TO PUT IN IN BRIEF. OVERALL I THINK WE GOT ONE HECK OF A CONTRACT ))
SUPER=01-Ed Robtison/Union President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=heck of a contract
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VO-NAT


Another plus for the union, one quarter of the company's laid-off workers will be back on the job as soon as the contract is ratified.
In return, the company is demanding more production from the plant.
That concerns some workers who say they're already doing all they can, but union officials don't think it's a serious problem.
Workers will vote on the contract this Saturday.
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7E-Underwood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Underwood


After getting herself trouble on the job, a former bookkeeper is again in legal hot water.
Norma Marie Underwood is named in a federal indictment that links her to an international drug- trafficking operation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1993


Four years ago Underwood embezzled 42- thousand dollars from the Harrison Museum.
She served a six-month jail term.
Shortly after she got out, she started working at Mac Brother's Car Care- -a thriving legitimate business that allegedly served as a front for cocaine sales.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The government says Underwood traveled between Jamaica, the Bahamas and the U-S mainland at least six times helping to smuggle cocaine that was often hidden in a pair of shoes.
She has pleaded NOT guilty.

7Missing-Girls


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


The murder investigation into the deaths of three Spotsylvania County girls has moved one step further.
Spotsylvania Sheriff Ronald Knight tells the "Richmond Times-Dispatch" that the F-B-I's comparison of forensic and behavioral evidence found a link between the deaths of Sofia Silva and Kristin Lisk and her sister, Kati Lisk.
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VO-NAT


Fifteen- year- old Kristin and 12- year- old Kati disappeared May first and were found floating in a Hanover County river five days later.
Sixteen- year- old Sofia's body was discovered in a King George County creek eight months earlier.
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7E-TAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=TAP


They work to prevent and overcome poverty in the community.
Now they are dealing with their own financial difficulty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Total Action Against Poverty is losing money after state and federal cuts.
They're now investigating other sources such as private business.
TAP is also pairing up with local universities.
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SOT 9:15:45
IN Q=Virginia Tech

((WILLIAM SKEEN/TREASURER:VIRGINIA TECH HAS BEEN A GOOD PARTNER IN HELPING US IN A LOT OF OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. MORE RECENTLY WE'VE BEEN TALKING WITH RADFORD UNIVERSITY ABOUT A NUMBER OF INITIATIVES IN TRYING TO HELP OUR STUDENTS PROJECT DISCOVERY))
SUPER=01-William Skeen/Treasurer;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=project discovery
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VO-NAT


TAP officials say education is the key to getting community support.
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7E-Columbia-HCA


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Columbia HCA


Columbia/H-C-A Healthcare is the largest for-profit health care chain in the country--
Now the Justice department says three executives at the company have been breaking the law to increase profits.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Myers, FL;


Yesterday, a federal grand jury indicted the executives on conspiracy and fraud charges.
SUPER=03-Jackson, FL;


The justice department says since 19-86, the three have been overcharging Medicare and a Florida military hospital.
Two weeks ago, the government conducted surprise searches at Columbia hospitals and offices in seven states.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


So far there's been NO indication that Columbia H-C-A medical centers in our area are the subject of the investigation.

7weather


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


Time now to check in on the forecast--
Sunny skies today, and very pleasant.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Clear and chilly again tonight, with lows dropping into the mid 50s.
More sunshine ahead for Friday, with highs in the mid 80s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/1/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-/Eliah Sprouse/Millboro;



SUPER=130-18/Bernard Cooper/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Lindsey Thomas/Salem;



SUPER=130-41/Sharon Coleman/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-/Amy Snider/Rockbridge Baths;



SUPER=130-17/Natasha Preston/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Betty Austin/Roanoke;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-7/Amy Smith/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-34/Lisa Richards/Evington;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-33/Walter Hurt Jr./Appomattox;



SUPER=130-61/Marion Spencer/Appomattox;



SUPER=130-75/Gay Plunkett/Hardy;



SUPER=130-/Holly Bilbro/Roanoke;

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55E-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


The local chapter of the American Red Cross is facing a crisis.
A drop in blood donors is forcing the Roanoke chapter of the Red Cross to cut its supply to the region's 44 hospitals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Right now the Roanoke location only has about half of the blood supply it usually has on hand.
Blood mobiles are traveling throughout the community and officials say hours of the center are extended.
The Donor building on Church Street will be opened today from noon until 8 P-M.
Volunteers say donating sometimes means more than just giving blood.
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SOT 15:12:21
IN Q=There's not

((BETH HENDRICKS/RED CROSS DONOR SUPERVISOR:THERE'S NOT MANY WAYS THE AVERAGE PERSON CAN SAVE A LIFE, BUT THIS IS ONE WAY JUST THE AVERAGE PERSON CAN MAKE AN IMPACT ON SOMEONE ELSES LIFE))
SUPER=01-Beth Hendricks/Red Cross Donor Supervisor;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=elses life
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VO-NAT


The process from start to finish takes about an hour.
The Red Cross provides food and drinks.
Many people donate on their lunch break.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Red Cross


Red Cross officials blame the decline in part on summer vacations, and apparently the heat has kept some donors at home.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

55E-Automated-Trash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


A new trash collection system will save Roanoke half a million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Starting September eighth new semi-automated and AUTOMATED trash trucks will begin servicing 19-thousand residents.
The new system will be phased in by April.
And beginning next week residents will start receiving free trash carts.
Each cart can hold as much trash as four normal size cans.
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SOT 10:49:21
IN Q=Your going to see

((JAMES MCCLUNG/MANAGER FLEET & WASTE MANAGEMENT: ITS GOING TO HELP US CONTROL THE LITTER PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE ESPECIALLY IN OUR INNER CITY AREAS. IT'S GOING TO PROVIDE CONTAINERS THAT ARE RODENT PROOF. IT'S GOING TO REALLY GOING TO MAKE IT LOOK NICE OUT ON THE STREETS.))
SUPER=01-James McClung/Fleet & Waste Management;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=nice out on the streets
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VO-NAT


Although the new system will require fewer workers-- Fleet and Waste Management officials say no employees will loose their jobs.
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55weather


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


Turning now to the very pleasant weather outlook--
Sunny and mild today.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Temperatures will get rather cool again tonight, though.
Lows in the mid 50s.
And sunny weather for tomorrow, highs in the mid 80s.
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8P-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


The deal is on the table--
But union members at Salem's Yokohama Tire plant still have until Saturday to think it over.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Union officials laid out all the details at a meeting yesterday afternoon.
Overall, the worker's response seems to be positive.
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SOT 6:48:14 tape 1
IN Q=we got all

((ED ROBTISON/UNION PRESIDENT; WE GOT ALL THE PENSION INCREASES, INSURANCE, OUR COST OF LIVING INCREASE AND WE GOT A SIX YEAR CONTRACT TO PUT IN IN BRIEF. OVERALL I THINK WE GOT ONE HECK OF A CONTRACT ))
SUPER=01-Ed Robtison/Union President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=heck of a contract
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VO-NAT


Another plus for the union, one quarter of the company's laid-off workers will be back on the job as soon as the contract is ratified.
In return, the company is demanding more production from the plant.
That concerns some workers who say they're already doing all they can, but union officials don't think it's a serious problem.
Workers will vote on the contract this Saturday.
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8Lisk-Sisters


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


The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's office plans to brief the news media this morning on its investigation into the murders of three girls.
F-B-I tests and criminal profiling have determined one person is responsible for killing Sofia Silva and sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk.
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VO-NAT


Fifteen- year- old Kristin and 12- year- old Kati disappeared May first and were found floating in a Hanover County river five days later.
Sixteen- year- old Sofia's body was discovered in a King George County creek eight months earlier.
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8E-Underwood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Underwood


After getting into trouble for embezzling money from Roanoke's Harrison Museum, a bookkeeper is now linked to drug crimes.
Norma Marie Underwood is named in a federal indictment that connects her to an international drug trafficking operation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1993


Four years ago Underwood admitted she stole 42- thousnd dollars from the museum.
She served a six-month jail term.
Shortly after she got out, she started working at Mac Brother's Car Care- -a thriving legitimate business that allegedly served as a front for cocaine sales.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The government says Underwood traveled between Jamaica, the Bahamas and the U-S mainland at least six times helping to smuggle cocaine that was often hidden in a pair of shoes.
She has pleaded NOT guilty.

8P-Governor's-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lmi
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=Education


Some future meterologists are getting an early start on reading the skies...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


This month Lynchburg College is hosting the Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology.
One group of students has been tracking and predicting cloud movement and other weather patterns.
Some of them might even be getting a head start on their future.
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SOT 00:19:04//00:19:18
IN Q=This year's group

((AIR FORCE LT. COL. HAROLD MASSEY//WEATHER INSTRUCTOR: THIS YEAR'S GROUP..WE SEEM TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN METEOROLOGY AS A CAREER. WE HAVE FOUR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GO INTO THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, AND THEY'VE BEEN PRETTY AGGRESSIVE IN DIGGING INTO THE MATERIAL AND DOING THEIR STUDIES.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Harold Massey/Air Force Weather Instructor
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=doing their studies.
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VO-NAT


The students read various radar maps and use that information to forecast weather.
The class predicts cool, dry weather over the next few days.
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8E-Columbia-HCA


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Columbia HCA


The Justice Department is investigating whether three Columbia/H-C-A Healthcare executives are guilty of boosting profits by illegal means.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Myers, FL;


Yesterday, a federal grand jury indicted the executives on conspiracy and fraud charges.
SUPER=03-Jackson, FL;


The justice department says since 19-86, the three have been overcharging Medicare and a Florida military hospital.
Two weeks ago, the government conducted surprise searches at Columbia hospitals and offices in seven states.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


So far there's been NO indication that Columbia H-C-A medical centers in our area are the subject of the investigation.

8weather


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


Let's take a peek at today's sunny forecast--
Lots of sunshine, with highs in the low to mid 80s.
Clear tonight and chilly again, with lows into the mid 50s.
More sunny weather on the way tomorrow, with highs in the mid 80s.
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