06:00-01

UPS

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS


There is no new contract for the teamsters this morning, but there's no strike against United Parcel Service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The union had threatened a walkout last night at midnight, but agreed to keep talking beyond the deadline.
The union is demanding pay increases, limits on subcontracting, an increase in full-time positions and health and safety improvements.
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SOT
IN Q=

UPS 2 13:21:21 ((ANOTHER ONE IS PENSION PLAN THE COMPANY WANTS TO TAKE PENSION PLAY AWAY FROM TEAMSTERS, MOST OF US DON'T WANT THAT I DON'T THINK. ))
SUPER=01-John Mitchell/UPS Worker;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=i don't think.
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VO-NAT


There's no word on whether bargainers are making any progress.
Federal Express and the U-S Postal Service have made contingency plans in case of a strike, but analysts say it would be difficult to make up U-P-S' volume of 12 million parcels and documents a day.
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React-ups


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 597-29)
GRAPHIC=ups


A U-P-S strike could make a big impact on mail order companies in our area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1994;


Elizabeth Arden had a bad experience back in 19-94 the last time UPS workers went on strike.
It was a busy season and transport managers say a lot of their shipments were delayed.
The company has already diverted some of its merchandise to alternative carriers to avoid getting trapped in the UPS system.
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SOT 14:26:54
IN Q=We've been

((JERYL ROWE/PRESORT EXPRESS:WE ARE INCREASING EXTRA STAFF TO HANDLE WHATEVER VOLUME IS NECESSARY FOR US TO HANDLE AS FAR AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY MAIL OR OTHER MAILINGS THAT WOULD BE EFFECTED THROUGH A UPS STRIKE))
SUPER=01-Jeryl Rowe/Presort Express;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=UPS strike
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Some other catalog companies that use UPS such as Quality Fulfillment Services here in Roanoke say they're sticking with UPS, for now.

Cycle-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=accident


A hit and run accident in Montgomery County sent two people to the hospital.
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VO-NAT :19
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State police say the driver of a Ford Mustang apparently crossed the center line on North-fork Road striking the motorcycle.
The driver, Anthony Zook then fled the scene. Police arrested him later and charged him with hit and run and reckless driving.
He is being held in the Montgomery County jail.
Kenneth and Ann Price of Elliston are listed in stable condition.
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CUNANAN


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


It looks like the H-I-V theory is out as the trigger for the violence attributed to Andrew Cunanan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Today's "Miami Herald" reports Cunanan's autopsy revealed he did not have the AIDS virus.
There had been speculation that Cunanan's alleged killing spree began after he learned he had contracted AIDS.
Cunanan killed himself just over a week ago.
Police believe he killed five men, including fashion designer Gianni Versace.
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E-Death-Tax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=Farming


All in the family-that's how some farmers want to keep their business and the new balanced budget is making it easier.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The measure changes the law for inheritance taxes-- money paid to the federal government once a farm is handed-down from one generation to the next.
The old law set exemptions for the tax at 600 thousand dollars.
But, some farmers claimed that figure was too high and made it difficult to avoid selling-off farm land to pay the tax.
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SOT 13.04.25 - 13.04.42
IN Q=Farmers are having

((LINDA BOITNOTT/DAIRY FARMER: FARMERS ARE HAVING TO SPEND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY TO TRY TO DO AS MUCH ESTATE PLANNING AS THEY CAN AND CAN'T AFFORD--SO THEY CAN AT LEAST THINK THAT THE FARM WILL BE ABLE TO STAY IN FAMILY HANDS.))
SUPER=01-Linda Boitnott/Dairy Farmer;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=in family hands
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VO-NAT


Farmers in the region waged a letter-writing campaign about a month ago to pressure Congress to increase exemptions.
The goal was to raise exemptions to two million dollars, but the new budget will eventually allow only one point three million dollars.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The revised exemptions will not go into effect until 19-98 and they'll be phased in over ten years.

E-Bank-Fees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Banking


Shopping around may be the best defense in a world of banking.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's the message from the U-S Public Interest Research Group and the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council.
SUPER=@file;


A new report shows bank profits are way up... but so are fees.
And while Virginia bank fees are "in the middle of the road" nationally, consumer advocates say the recent bank acquisitions may change that.
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SOT 11:11:46
IN Q=The logical

((THE LOGICAL RESULT OF HAVING THESE MERGERS IS THAT BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSED, FEES WILL BE RAISED, AND THAT THERE WILL BE FEWER CHOICES FOR CONSUMERS. AND AS THE RESULT OF THE REPORT SHOWS, THE BIGGER THE BANK THE HIGHER THE FEES.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Consumer Advocate;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=the higher the fees.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Banking


The consumer advocates say shop around for cheaper accounts, which you're most likely to find at smaller community banks and credit unions.
And, they say, lobby your lammakers about A-T-M fees.

E-Willey


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Jones


Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the President is connected to Virginia in a new way.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Former attorney general candidate Gil Davis is one of her lawyers.
Now, Davis and his team have subpoenaed Richmond area resident Kathleen Willey to give a deposition in the case.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Willey's the daughter-in-law of former Democratic state senator Ed Willey.
She worked as a social secretary in the Clinton White House in 19-93.
Jones' attorneys allege that Willey was herself sexually harassed by President Clinton.
For her part, Kathleen Willey's saying through her attorneys that she's outraged by the attempt to involve her in the Paula Jones suit, and that her privacy is being violated by the allegation.

P-Gray


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=None


Staying on the run from police may not be too easy for one suspected drug dealer and convicted felon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Thirty-one- year- old Kenny Gray weighs 700 pounds and lives in a double wide mobile home in Bassett.
He was scheduled to face cocaine and gun charges in Roanoke federal court on Wednesday, but never showed up.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says Gray drives a Ford Bronco custom made with a small steering wheel to fit him.
The sheriff says Gray may head to New York, but thinks he's probably holed up in Henry County.

E-Pony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


This week's Chincoteague pony swim took on special meaning for one Franklin County couple.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Dad had made
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Chincoteague; :06
SUPER=07-Erin Murphy; :14
SUPER=01-Lee Bogle-Murphy/Erin's Mother; :37
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

(( Dad had made it clear they weren't going to be bringing any animals back from their visit to the pony penning at Chincoteague last year.
Erin Murphy and her Mom were there just to watch the annual auction.
Then they trotted out "Buddy," and Mom's hand shot up.
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SOT 12:03:15
IN Q=

((IT WAS A VERY SPOOKY FEELING, BECAUSE I GO "OH OH, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THIS THING?" AND SHE LOOKED AT ME, AND I GO, "MOM, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" AND SHE'S LIKE: "YOU WANT THE HORSE DON'T YOU?" AND I GO, "YEAH." AND SHE GOES, "WELL." AND SHE JUST RAISED HER HAND AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW WE HAD THE HORSE AND WE WERE TRYING TO SIGN THE PAPERS FOR IT.))
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OUT Q=



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SOT 11:55:40
IN Q=

((I THREW MY HAND UP AT THE TIME WHEN NOBODY ELSE DID. AND I GOT HIM. I KEPT BIDDING.))
RUNS=:05


It took a couple of rounds for her to prevail. She didn't say what the winning bid was, but the average foal goes for about 17-hundred dollars.
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SOT 11:55:25
IN Q=

((THE AUCTION ITSELF WAS JUST REALLY A LOT OF FUN TO WATCH. AND I THINK YOU JUST GET CAUGHT UP IN WATCHING IT AND WANTING TO DO. I JUST THOUGHT, WELL I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO. SO I WILL. AND I DID. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=


They're boarding space at a neighbor's farm for now. By the Murphy's hope to have a proper pasture of their own for "Buddy" before long.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

strike-talks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS


Will the United Parcel Service trucks roll today?
That question
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VO-NAT :11
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:01:18
is being weighed out in Washington D-C.
Negotiators are in recess now, but talks are set to resume at one this afternoon.
The deadline ended at midnight, but the union has put off a strike for now.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Almost two thirds of U-P-S' three-hundred thousand employees are teamsters.
A strike would NOT necessarily stop- all deliveries but management and drivers predict delays.
Benefits, pay and pensions are the key sticking points at the negotiating table.
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SOT
IN Q=ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS
2 SOT 13:21:06-16


13;22:46-54
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=IS GOING TO TAKE MY JOB.
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VO-NAT


U-P-S handles about 12 million packages daily.
If there is a strike analysts say Fed Express, the U-S Postal Service and other shippers wouldn't be able to pick up the slack.
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E-React-ups


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=ups


Workers may not be on strike yet, but area businesses are still bracing for the possibility.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1994;


Elizabeth Arden had a bad experience back in 19-94 the last time UPS workers went on strike.
It was a busy season and transport managers say a lot of their shipments were delayed.
The company has already diverted some of its merchandise to alternative carriers to avoid getting trapped in the UPS system.
But other catalog companies that use UPS such as Quality Fulfillment Services here in Roanoke say they're sticking with UPS, for now.
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SOT 14:26:54
IN Q=We've been

((LARRY MORGAN:WE'VE BEEN MAKING PLANS...HANDLING NOW.)) ((JERYL ROWE/PRESORT EXPRESS:WE ARE INCREASING EXTRA STAFF TO HANDLE WHATEVER VOLUME IS NECESSARY FOR US TO HANDLE AS FAR AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY MAIL OR OTHER MAILINGS THAT WOULD BE EFFECTED THROUGH A UPS STRIKE))
SUPER=01-Larry Morgan/President QFS; :00
SUPER=01-Jeryl Rowe/Presort Express; :19
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=UPS strike
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TAXES


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


A bill to give millions of Americans the deepest tax cuts in 16 years is now only one signature away from becoming law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;

4:02:28
The Senate yesterday approved a pair of bills that will balance the budget by the year 2002, and cut taxes.
The Senate action is the final approval necessary by Congress.
The bills now go to President Clinton, who's expected to sign both next week.
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NY-BOMB


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


In New York City, prosecutors claim one of three men arrested yesterday for possessing explosive devices has told police that the city's subways were their target.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Two of the men were shot when police raided their apartment in Brooklyn.
They both face federal conspiracy charges.
All three men are said to have come from the Middle East.
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P-Bank-Fees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=banking


Customers may be paying a price for those big bank mergers in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's the word from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council.
A new study shows the bigger the bank, the larger the fees customers pay.
SUPER=@file;


So recent mergers with Virginia banks may mean bigger fees in Virginia ... and advocates say NO protection.
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SOT 11:13:49
IN Q=Our experience

((JEAN ANN FOX/VA. CONSUMER ADVOCATE: OUR EXPERIENCE AT THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS THAT IF THE BANKERS OPPOSE IT, IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. WE OVER THE YEARS HAVE FOUGHT FOR PROTECTION IN THE CREDIT CARD MARKET AND HAVE FAILED AT THAT. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS SYSTEMATICALLY REMOVED ALL FEE LIMITS FOR BANKS.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Consumer Advocate;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=for banks.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Virginia Citizens Consumer Council has this advice:
-- shop around for fee schedules, you're likely to get a better deal at a small community bank or credit union,
-- avoid using other banks' A-T-Ms,
-- and lobby your politicians for tighter control.

P-Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=None


Bus drivers for the Roanoke Valley's public transportation agency are now working under a temporary contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Valley Metro General Manager Kathy Weikel says both management and the union have agreed to extend the terms of the old contract while they continue talks to iron-out a new one.
The most recent contract expired at least three weeks ago.
A joint statement about the status of the talks is expected next week.
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E-Warm-Hearth


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=MOrnin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=health care


Warm Hearth Village is expanding to better serve the aging population in the New River Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.


Yesterday morning staffers presented plans for the new 120 bed facility.
The long term care center will offer 60 beds for nursing care and 60 beds of intensive assisted-living.
The space is in high demand considering more than 35 million people will be 65 or older by the year 2000.
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4:58:34
SOT
IN Q=We doubt

((JOHN SANKEY/WARM HEARTH VILLAGE PRESIDENT/CEO: WE DOUBT THAT IT WILL FILL UP IMMEDIATELY. BUT THERE IS A PENT UP DEMAND AND BEING A NEW FACILITY WE DO THINK IT WILL ATTRACT A LOT OF PEOPLE. WE'VE ACTUALLY PROJECTED FOR OUR FINANCIAL PURPOSES A ONE YEAR FILL UP. ))
SUPER=01-John Sankey/Warm Hearth Village Pres.
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=fill up
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VO-NAT


Officials plan to break ground next March and hope to open the facility by the Summer of 19-99.
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2-Cycle-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=accident


Two people are in the hospital and another is behind bars after a hit and run accident in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT :19
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State police say the driver of a Ford Mustang apparently crossed the center line on North-fork Road striking the motorcycle.
The driver, Anthony Zook then fled the scene. Police arrested him later and charged him with hit and run and reckless driving.
Kenneth and Ann Price of Elliston are listed in stable condition.
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E-Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Virginia could have a serial killer.
Investigators have determined the murders of three young Spotsylvania County girls are the work of the same person.
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VO-NAT


Investigators yesterday confirmed that the cases have been linked... through evidence collected from the three victims: 16- year- old Sofia Silva, 15- year- old Kristin Lisk and her 12- year- old sister Kati.
Police would not say what the common evidence is, but they do say the killer is probably acting out a fantasy.
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SOT 11:28:57 News conference field tape
IN Q=The offender has a secure

(( ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Pat Sullins/Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= somewhere else
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Lisk sisters disappeared May first and were later found floating in a Hanover County river.
Eight months earlier, Sofia Silva's body was discovered in a King George County creek.
A multi-agency police task force continues its investigation into the killings, following up eight thousand leads.
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2-E-Willey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Jones


Virginia has another connection to Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the President.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Former attorney general candidate Gil Davis is one of her lawyers.
Now, Davis and his team have subpoenaed Richmond area resident Kathleen Willey to give a deposition in the case.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Willey's the daughter-in-law of former Democratic state senator Ed Willey.
She worked as a social secretary in the Clinton White House in 19-93.
Jones' attorneys allege that Willey was herself sexually harassed by President Clinton.
For her part, Kathleen Willey's saying through her attorneys that she's outraged by the attempt to involve her in the Paula Jones suit, and that her privacy is being violated by the allegation.

S-Mason-Dixon


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


The numbers may put Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore in a statistical dead heat in the race for Governor--
But they also show that when voters know more about campaign promises... a significant number prefer Gilmore.
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VO-NAT


In our latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll, 45 percent of voters are unsure which candidate's tax cut and spending plan they prefer.
32 percent say they like Gilmore's.
23 percent say they like Beyer's.
But when given more information, 55 percent say they like a plan like the one Gilmore's proposing.
27 percent are still unsure.
And after hearing the details, only 18 percent would pick Beyer's tax cut and spending priorities.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=News 7 Poll


Overall, Virginia voters we polled think the next governor should place a higher priority on cutting taxes than spending more on education and police.
That's by a margin of almost two-to-one. Take HomePage Address Fullscreen
Remember you can get the latest poll results on the W-D-B-J homepage. The address is W-D-B-J 7 dot com.

P-Terp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Is a new corporate park in Roanoke County a gamble?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


That's what Hollins Board of Supervisors Candidate Don Terp is claiming.
He says the proposal to purchase 463 acres of Glenn-Mary Farm needs to be re-evaluated--taking into account what Terp claims are the very high risk and costs involved.
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SOT 10:24:25
IN Q=The Track record

((DON TERP/BOARD SUPERVISORS CANDIDATE: THE TRACK RECORD OF THE COUNTY ISN'T THAT GREAT. WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF MAJOR PROJECTS ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY COSTLY AND VERY LITTLE THOUGH IS GIVEN TO COST. I DON'T THINK THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE THERE WHO KNOW THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR ))
SUPER=01-Don Terp/(I) Board of Supervisors Cand.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=the value of the dollar
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VO-NAT


But Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson disagrees--saying the board has done it's research.
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SOT 12:02:28
IN Q=He's just a candidate

((BOB JOHNSON/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: HE'S JUST A CANDIDATE IN SEARCH OF AN ISSUE. THIS IS ABOUT BROADENING THE TAX BASE OF THIS COUNTY. WE'RE LOOKING AT TWO-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR OPPORTUNITY HERE. PROVIDING JOBS FOR TWO TO THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE ))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Board of Supervisors;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to three thousand people
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VO-NAT


Terp is challenging Johnson in this fall's election.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Baltimore needed just one hit to score four runs in the eleventh inning of a 4-to-0 shutout of Oakland.
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-/Winston-Salem/0/j/Lynchburg/5///;
SUPER=X5012
SUPER=0105-j/Pulaski/10//Danville/7///j/Bluefield/5//Martinsville/0///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Toronto/2/j/Detroit/4////Seattle/1/j/Milwaukee/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Boston/2/j/Kansas City/3//10 Innings/j/Chicago/14//Anaheim/12///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/4//Oakland/0//11 Innings/;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/0/j/Florida/1////Colorado/1/j/Pittsburgh/4//Walker 30th

HR/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Los Angeles/4//Chicago/1////St. Louis/1/j/Philadelphia/2//10

Innings/;
RUNS=:49

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