06:00-01

P-Yokohama

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


The deal between management and workers at Yokohama Tire is not yet set in stone.
Union members have until Saturday to approve it.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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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VAN-AX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


Residents of Plymouth, North Carolina are in mourning today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Plymouth, NC;


Yesterday ten high school students were killed when their vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer.
The victims had crammed into a Ford Explorer during a lunch break from band camp.
The Highway Patrol says the driver of the Explorer tried to pass three cars in a no-passing zone, lost control, and was broadsided by an oncoming tractor trailer.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

IOWA-AX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA/Tuesday;


A police chase near Des Moines, Iowa ended in tragedy Tuesday with two people dead, and it all started over a stolen lawmower.
Police say a motorist they were chasing pulled in front of the semi-truck.
He and a passenger in his vehicle were killed.
The accident -- and the chase that led to it -- were recorded by a police video camera.
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E-Underwood


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


More trouble for a bookkeeper, convicted of embezzling 42-thousand dollars from the Harrison Museum.
Norma Marie Underwood is named in a federal indictment that links her to an international drug- trafficking operation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1993


Four years ago Underwood admitted she stole the money 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.

E-Housing-authority


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke's Public Housing Authority is looking to the future.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Sinse 19-83, the City Housing Authority has given away 50 scholarships.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:02:19
IN Q=this is to

((ANITA LEE/RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR: IT IS TO REWARD PEOPLE WHO DO WORK HARD ACADEMICALLY, AND DO HAVE THE AMBITION AND WHO HAVE A STRONG CAREER GOAL, AND KNOW WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Anita Lee/Housing Auth. Res. Dir.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=want to do.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Two Vietnamese brothers who've been living in America for five years were recipients of four year scholarships.
The Nguyens (NEW-yins) credit their parents for their success.
(/////SOT/////)
SOTB 15:06:18
IN Q=I JUST HAVE

((HUNG NGUYEN/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: I JUST HAVE TO DO MY BEST-- THAT'S WHAT MY MOM AND DAD WANTED ME TO DO. SO THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY. SO I'LL DO IT. ))
SUPER=07-Hung Nguyen;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=i'll do it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Both brothers graduated in June from William Fleming High School-- and they both had three-point-three grade point averages.
The other four recipients of scholarships are either currently working on associate degrees, or have already achieved them.
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E-Pony-Swim


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net h
GRAPHIC=NONE


More than 100 wild ponies took to the water in their annual swim from Assateague (AS'-ah-teeg) Island.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chincoteague;


Yesterday morning about 30-thousand spectators watched the wild horses swim across to Chincoteague (CHINK'-oh-teeg).
This was the 72nd year the ponies have made the swim.
Once the animals recuperate from their trip they will auctioned off to raise money for the local fire department.
The swim keeps the number of ponies on the Island down to 150. That's all the area can support.
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Lisk-Sisters


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


An F-B-I analysis has determined one person is responsible for the deaths of three Spotsylvania County girls.
Spotsylvania Sheriff Ronald Knight tells today's "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.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


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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E-TAP


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


An organization dedicated to helping residents living below the poverty line is having financial troubles of its own.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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
(----------------)
VO-NAT


TAP officials say education is the key to getting community support.
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E-Automated-Trash


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


Roanoke is expected to save half-a million dollars annually, thanks to a new trash collection system.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Although the new system will require fewer workers-- Fleet and Waste Management officials say no employees will lose their jobs.
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E-Long-Airdox


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center is welcoming its newest tenant.
Long-Airdox is moving its corporate headquarters from Oak Hill, West Virginia to Blacksburg.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- the move is part of a company wide restructuring that's expected to bring changes to several of its local plants.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Long Airdox
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Meredith/VT Corporate Research Pres.; :11
SUPER=@Teresa1; :27
SUPER=03-Tazewell Co.; :36
SUPER=01-Joe Hunnicutt/Tazewell Co. Economic Dev. Dir.; :50
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; 1:05
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( Long Airdox is the tenth company to move into Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
The maker of underground mining equipment is expected to begin operating out of Blacksburg this fall.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Early in

((DR. JOE MEREDITH/VT CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER PRES.:EARLY IN THE YEAR WE WERE NAMED BEST PRACTICE IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND RESEARCH CENTERS IN EIGHT STATES BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THEN ATTRACTING A HIGH QUALITY MAJOR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, LIKE LONG AIRDOX, IS REALLY OUR SECOND JEWEL THIS YEAR. )) TAKE SU
The move to Blacksburg is actually part of an overall restructuring within the company-- that includes closing two plants in Smythe and Tazewell Counties. END SU
Tazewell County's Economic Development Director says nearly 250- will soon be looking for work when its Richlands plant closes.
But Joe Hunnicutt is trying to be optimistic-- he says the area has a lot to offer.
(/////SOT/////)

16:21:33
SOT
IN Q=There's

((JOE HUNNICUTT/TAZEWELL CO. ECONOMIC DEV. DIR.:THERE'S JUST NOT MANY BURKE'S GARDENS, THE COVES, OUT THERE WHERE THEY SHOT THE LASSIE MOVE, PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT'S MAGNIFICENT COUNTRY, BUT THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS, WE HAVE BEAUTY, AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE BEAUTY IN THE PEOPLE, AS WELL AS A GOOD WORK FORCE.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=good workforce.


The move will have a positive impact on Pulaski County-- where 80- of the Richlands jobs will be going.
The company's Pearisburg plant will also be adding to its work force.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

P-Governor's-School


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


Kimberly may soon have some competition in the weather department...
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The students read various radar maps and use that information to forecast weather.
If they're right, you won't need an umbrella this week.
The class predicts cool, dry weather over the next few days.
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NC-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


It's being called one of the deadliest highway accidents in state history.
Ten high school band students were killed yesterday in a collision with a tractor-trailer.
Wisdom Martin reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Plymouth, NC; :16
SUPER=01-LeRoy Bland/Band Director; :28
SUPER=01-Clayton Chesson/Victim's Father; 1:05
SUPER=01-Wisdom Martin/Reporting; 1:17 SU
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=Plymouth, NC

(( "I'M IN SHOCK, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT". IT'S A TRAGEDY CLAYTON CHESSON WILL NEVER FORGET. HIS SON CLAYTON CHESSON THE SECOND HAD JUST GRADUATED FROM WASHINGTON JUNIOR HIGH IN JUNE AND WAS ON HIS WAY TO PLYMOUTH HIGH. BUT THE TRANSITION FROM JUNIOR HIGH TO HIGH SCHOOL CAME TO A TRAGIC END. CLAYTON AND NINE OTHER TEENS WERE KILLED WHEN THE TRUCK THEY WERE IN TRIED TO PASS THREE CARS AND COLLIDED WITH A TRACTOR TRAILER. BAND DIRECTOR LEROY BLAND IDENTIFIED THE BODIES.

(SOT: LeRoy Bland, Band Director)


BLAND HAD TAUGHT THESE STUDENTS SINCE THEY WERE SEVENTH GRADERS. IN FACT, BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, THEY WERE ON LUNCH BREAK FROM BAND CAMP.

(SOT: LeRoy Bland)


THE TRAGEDY ROCKED THIS SMALL, QUIET CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITY. NOW FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL TRY TO FIND A WAY TO COPE WITH SUCH A BIG LOSS.

(SOT: Clayton Chesson, Victim's Father)



(Standup)


PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS WILL START THURSDAY, WHERE COUNSELORS WILL BE ON HAND TO HELP THE STUDENTS.))

P-Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Detroit company whose charter bus crashed into the Nottoway River, killing a passenger, has been sued more than a dozen times in Michigan courts.
The Philadelphia "Daily News" quoted some passengers as saying the driver appeared to fall asleep.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sussex Co./Tuesday;


The newspaper is also reporting that authorities say there were "no" skid marks to show that the driver had applied the brakes before the accident.
Thirty-four people were hurt- mostly young children.
The bus was taking students along the path of the Underground Railway and to major sites of the civil rights movement.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The tour is set to restart Friday in Detroit.

FED-eX-PLANE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The crew aboard a Federal Express cargo plane is reported safe following a crash landing this morning in New Jersey.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newark, NJ;


The plane flipped on landing at Newark International airport and burst into flames.
The five on aboard were able to escape through the plane's cockpit.
For now the usually busy airport remains closed.
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CO-FLOODING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


Thousands of people have been forced from their homes by what's being called the worst flooding in eastern Colorado in years.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Weldona, CO;

4:05:44
In the town of Weldona, all 120 residents have evacuated as flood waters move in and threaten to burst through dams.
Helicopters have been used to rescue people from parts of town that is already under seven feet of water.
SUPER=03-Fort Collins, CO;


Earlier in the week floodwaters ravaged the city of Fort Collins, killing five women.
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2-E-Underwood


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


Four years ago Norma Marie Underwood admitted she stole 42-thousand dollars from the Harrison Museum.
Now she is named in a federal indictment that links her to an international drug- trafficking operation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1993


She served a six-month jail term for embezzling the funds.
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.

E-Governor's-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lmi
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Education


Many teens may spend their summer wondering how the weather will be for their trip to the beach, but others are learning how to figure it out themselves.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Lynchburg College is playing host to the Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology.
Twelve students in the weather unit are using the Internet to chart and track pressure systems and atmospheric patterns.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:14:43
IN Q=I was not

((HANLEY CHIANG/HARRISONBURG H.S.:I WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH ANY OF THE WEATHER WEB SITES BEFORE I CAME HERE, SO IT'S A REALLY NEAT EXPERIENCE TO INTERACT WITH THESE SITES.))
SUPER=01-Hanley Chiang/Harrisonburg H.S. Student; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=with these sites.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The students have used their newly acquired knowledge to make accurate forecasts.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:22:40
IN Q=There was only

((TIFFANY BRUMLEY/HICKORY H.S.:THERE WAS ONLY ONE STORM THAT KINDA THREW US OFF GUARD..THAT WE WEREN'T REALLY EXPECTING, BUT FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS, WE'VE BEEN JUST ABOUT RIGHT ON THE NOSE.))
SUPER=01-Tiffany Brumley/Hickory H.S. Student; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=on the nose.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


You might like to know that the class predicts cool, dry weather for the next few days.
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E-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=Red Cross


They're moving into emergency modes...the local chapter of the American Red Cross is facing a crisis.
The blood shortage is forcing it to cut the supply to the regions 44 hospitals.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Right now the Roanoke location only has about half of the blood supply it usually have 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.
(/////SOT/////)
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
(----------------)
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.
(----------------)
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.
(TOSS TO BUMP)


Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


An F-B-I analysis has determined that one person is responsible for the deaths of three Spotsylvania County girls.
Spotsylvania Sheriff Ronald Knight tells today's "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.
(----------------)
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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E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 97-37
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


Yokohama tire workers have until Saturday to decide if they like a proposed new six year contract.
Specifics of the deal were outlined to workers in an afternoon meeting yesterday.
Eric Earnhart has their reaction.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=As they came out
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Muncy/Union Worker; :14
SUPER=01-Ed Robtison/Union President; :36
SUPER=01-Clint Howard/Union Worker; :59 quick!!
SUPER=@Eric1; 1:05
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=EE, News 7

(( As they came out of the meeting there were some smiling faces...
And there were some poker faces... but there were few frowns. Some workers said the terms of the contract were a pleasant surprise.
SOT 5:11:17
IN Q=I thought

((DOUG MUNCY/UNION WORKER; I THOUGHT THE MEDICAL WOULD GO UP A WHOLE LOT. IN FACT, THEY DROPPED A DOLLAR ON THE PRESCRIPTION CARDS.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=prescription cards


Union officials say the six year deal also includes pension increases, a better insurance package, cost of living increases, and one quarter of the company's laid-off workers will be come back to work as soon as the deal is ratified.
But all the improvements came at a cost.
SOT 6:48:44 tape1
IN Q=more production

((ED ROBTISON/UNION PRESIDENT; MORE PRODUCTION, THE COMPANY'S DEMANDING MORE PRODUCTION AND THAT PUTS US, SOME OF THE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY'RE DOING ALL THEY CAN RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THERE, OVERALL IT'S A GOOD PACKAGE ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=a good package


Another negative point, workers with less seniority will continue working 12 hour shifts on weekends.
But union officials don't think any of the problems are potential deal-breakers.
Workers we spoke with feel the contract will be ratified.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:52:52 tape 1
IN Q=

((CLINT HOWARD/UNION WORKER; I FEEL LIKE IT WILL, I FEEL LIKE IT WILL, I HOPE IT DOES ANYWAY ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=does anyway

6:44:59 TAPE1 ACCORDING TO THE RULES, WORKERS HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST 48 HOURS TO CONSIDER THE DEAL, SO THE CONTRACT VOTE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FROM SIX AM TO SIX PM AT THE UNION HALL. IN ROANOKE COUNTY, ERIC EARNHART, NEWS 7))

P-TAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=TAP


Financial troubles for a local organization could spell problems for the many people helped by TAP.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Total Action Against Poverty is gearing up its fundraising efforts.
The organization has served the Roanoke Valley for three decades by working with programs like the Transitional Living Center and Youth Services.
Now that government funding is being reduced, TAP is looking elsewhere for help.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:16:37
IN Q=For years

((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/TAP VICE PRESIDENT:FOR YEARS WE'VE RELIED ALMOST TOTALLY ON STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING. AS YOU KNOW PROGRAMS LIKE OURS ARE BEING CUT, NOT JUST HERE IN ROANOKE, BUT THROUGHOUT THE NATION AND SO WE DO HAVE TO TURN TO OUR LOCAL CITIZENS AND RELY ON THEM MORE THAN EVER))
SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/TAP Vice President;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=more than ever
(----------------)
VO-NAT


TAP's goal for the 1997-98 fiscal year is 200-thousand dollars in local donations.
They raised 150-thousand this past year.
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E-Columbia-HCA


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


Three executives at the largest for-profit health care chain in the country are in trouble with the law.
The Justice department says the Columbia/H-C-A Healthcare executives have used illegal means to increase company profits.
(----------------)
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.

P-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


As the campaigns gear up for the fall sprint, no clear front-runner has emerged in the races for Virginia Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General.
(----------------)
SUPER=@file;


In the latest News 7/Mason-Dixon poll, Democrat L.F. Payne and Republican John Hager are duking it out within the margin of error in the lieutenant governor's race.
Payne holds steady at 36 percent support.
Hager's shown a steady climb to 34 percent.
THIRTY percent are still undecided.
In the race for Attorney General, Republican Mark Earley's ahead of 19-93 candidate Bill Dolan.
Earley checks in with 33- percent support.
Dolan is up to 29- percent.
And 38- percent of voters say they're undecided in the race.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

Take Home Page Address Fullscreen-essC
ANCHOR=Melanie


You can find all the latest poll results on the W-D-B-J home page. The address is W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Frank Thomas hit his 25th homer of the season in the sixth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a win over Detroit.
For all of yesterday's scores from the diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Kinston/6/j/Salem/7////Winston-Salem/3/j/Lynchburg/11///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Texas/1/j/Baltimore/3////Oakland/0/j/New York/7///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Anaheim/5//Cleveland/2////Seattle/7/j/Boston/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Minnesota/11//Kansas City/1////Detroit/2/j/Chicago/3///
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0092-/Cincinnati/0/j/Florida/6////Chicago/5/j/Atlanta/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/St.Louis/4/j/Houston/7////Montreal/6/j/Colorado/12///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/New York/5//San Francisco/2///;
RUNS=:49

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