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7Missing-Children


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


It's a day a celebrating for the families of two Roanoke girls who were reported missing yesterday.
The girls were found unharmed early this morning in Lynchburg.
The mother of one of the girls says she left the two in the car last night when she went into Cory Everson's Workout Center. When she returned they were gone.
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SOT 10:22:42
IN Q=WITNESSES APPROX.

((LT. WAYNE HAYNES/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WITNESSES APPROXIMATELY TEN MINUTES PRIOR TO THAT, SEE THE TWO CHILDREN IN THE CAR, THE MOTORS RUNNING, THE RADIO PLAYING LOUD, AND THE OLDEST OF THE TWO IS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE CAR.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Wayne Haynes/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=of the car
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VO-NAT


It turns out eleven- year- old Latisha Wright did take the wheel.
Police say she drove herself and seven- year- old Shakierra Mack to a relative's in Lynchburg.
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7Strike-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-41)
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


As the teamsters continue to walk the picket line, U-P-S customers are busy trying to cope without the package delivery giant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At the Orvis warehouse in Roanoke, managers were able to shift deliveries to the postal service and Federal Express, and so far, it's working.
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SOT 15:11:19
IN Q=

(( THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAVE BEEN GOING AS WELL AS COULD BE EXPECTED. I AM IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE UPS FOLKS AND THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP ME UPDATED. THE OTHER CARRIERS THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH HAVE BEEN MORE THAN FAIR IN HELPING US GET THROUGH THIS.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Travers/Distribution Center Manager;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=get through this
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VO-NAT


Some smaller customers are trying to work around the lines and restrictions caused by the strike, by going to businesses that use other carriers.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Things could get tougher if the strike continues into the holiday shipping season which is less than two months away.

7E-Grayson-Homicide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A homicide in Grayson County has caught the attention of Virginia N-double-A-C-P and the F-B-I.
Many questions were raised in the murder, decapitation, and burning of a black man there, allegedly by two white men.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


State chapter president Paul Gillis says he will look into re-organizing a disbanded N-double-A-C-P chapter in Grayson County.
Investigators found the burned and decapitated body of 40- year- old Garnett "G.P." Johnson almost two weeks ago.
Two white acquaintances have been charged with his murder.
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SOT
IN Q=Certainly a crime

((PAUL GILLIS/VA. NAACP PRESIDENT: CERTAINLY A CRIME OF THIS NATURE, HAPPENING THE WAY IT HAPPENED, GIVES US REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE SOME TERRIBLE THINGS GOING ON IN THAT COMMUNITY , AND WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT AND WHY THIS TRAGEDY HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Paul Gillis/Virginia NAACP President;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=this tragedy happened.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Murder Investigation


Gillis says the F-B-I reported it will take about 30 days to determine if the murder had any elements of a hate crime... and the U-S Justice Department will monitor the situation.

7E-Shoe-Plant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=NONE


The unemployment rate in Halifax County could soon go up when a local shoe factory shuts down next month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Craddock Terry Shoe Corporation opened its doors in 19-46.
Most of its one hundred employees earn minimum wage, but factory workers in China can make shoes for much less.
That's forced this plant out of business.
Cynthia Barksdale has been a seamstress here for 18 years.
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SOT 3:06:41
IN Q=I basically

((CYNTHIA BARKSDALE/SEAMSTRESS: I BASICALLY LOVE WORKING HERE. SOME OF THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH ARE REALLY NICE. I'M BASICALLY GOING TO MISS THE PEOPLE MOST OF ALL.))
SUPER=01-Cynthia Barksdale/Seamstress;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=most of all
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VO-NAT


If Barksdale and her coworkers leave the county, they'll take their spending money with them.
And that could hurt Halifax County.
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SOT 2:25:19
IN Q=These people

((JERRY LOVELACE/ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO SPEND THEIR MONEY IN THE GROCERY STORES, THE CAR DEALERSHIPS, THE JEWELRY STORES, OR ANY OTHER RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT YOU CAN THINK OF.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Lovelace/Assistant County Administrator;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=you can think of
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


In recent years, Belk, Daystrom, and Georgia-Pacific have also left Halifax County.
(Love-less) Lovelace says the county must work harder to recruit industry.

7weather


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


Time now to check out the mid- week forecast--
Partly sunny skies today and very pleasant.
Highs around 80.
Clear and chilly tonight.
Lows in the mid 50s.
And more sunshine on the way tomorrow, with highs near 80.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/7/97
Thursday:

SUPER=130-54/Ruby Younger/Vernon Hill;



SUPER=130-7/Ashlee Dunbar/Blue Ridge;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-60th/Heath & Vivian Goad/Riner;



SUPER=130-46/Connie Donevan/Danville;



SUPER=130-30/Laura Calloway/Glasgow;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-60th/Arnold & Bertha Richardson/Roanoke;

Movie Review
Mill Mountain Theater's trip to the fifties, "Damn Yankees" is a real crowd pleaser. With enthusiastic and energetic song and dance numbers.
Joe Boyd, played by Larry French, is a Washington Senators fanatic and he declares he'd do anything if the Senators had a long ball hitter. In this modern twist on "Faust" the Devil, in the guise of Mr. Applegate, takes him up on his vow.
Priscilla Quimby is a sympathetic Meg, left behind when Joe goes off to become young Joe Hardy, the pride of the Senators.
There are some Great locker room scenes with the team and Dawn Westbrook as a spunky reporter. Good work by Michael Hunsaker as a young Joe and the advent of sexy Lola, (Coleen Suddeth),sent by Mr. Applegate to seduce Joe away from dreams of his past round out the show.
Director/Choreographer Craig North keeps everything in the fifties mode which works well. "Damn Yankees" continues through August 24 at Mill Mountain Theater's Mainstage.

Spawn


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Forget that wimp Batman, if your looking for a truly dark super hero what better than one recruited by the devil?
Michael Jai Williams is Al Simmons who is killed in an explosion in a biochemical factory by his double crossing boss Martin Sheen. In a deal with the devil, a popular theme this summer, Simmons returns to earth from Hell as Spawn, a tortured creature with special powers.
John Leguizamo in unrecognizable makeup is the devils agent, a funny but very nasty clown.
On the other side is the shadowy figure Cogliostro, Nichol Williamson, an ambiguous Obi Won Kanobe kind of figure who seems to represent good, maybe.
The real heroes of this film are the special effects wizards who make this fantasy world appear very real. Spawns cape is magnificent.
"Spawn" gets a B. It isn't high art, but the movie delivers what it promises. cutopen
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55Farmers-tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 97-40)
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


The annual tobacco market opened in Danville yesterday, but cold weather, falling prices, and the nationwide assault on tobacco left some farmers with little to celebrate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Tobacco companies are here to buy ... and as in any auction, the highest bidder takes it.
But with a crop that is 15 percent larger than last year, prices are falling.
And to complicate matters, poor growing weather has delayed the harvest this year. Many farmers say their crop is still in the fields.
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SOT 00:55:14
IN Q=There's much

((CLARENCE BRYANT/TOBACCO FARMER: THERE'S MUCH LESS TOBACCO ON THE FLOOR THAN THERE NORMALLY WOULD BE. I DON'T HAVE ANY TOBACCO ON THE FLOOR FOR OPENING DAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 24 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Tobacco Farmer;
RUNS=:08

OUT Q:24 years
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VO-NAT


The farmers are also feeling the pressure of a proposed government crackdown on tobacco.
Candidates attending the market opening were quick to insist they are still "friends of tobacco".
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SOT 5:33
IN Q=As Attorney General

((JIM GILMORE (R)/CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: AS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA I STOOD WITH THE TOBACCO FARMERS. AND AS YOUR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, I WILL CONTINUE TO STAND WITH THE TOBACCO FARMERS OF VIRGINIA.))))
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/(R) Governor Candidate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=applause
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VO-NAT


Tobacco farmers stand to make an estimated 100 MILLION dollars from this year's crop.
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555-Cullen-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Virginia's task force studying the tobacco settlement has already had several meetings -- but still hasn't come up with a specific request for Congress.
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SOT 04:57:24
IN Q=We will try

((RICHARD CULLEN/R-VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE WILL TRY TO COME UP WITH THE DOLLAR FIGURE AS TO THE DIRECT IMPACT AS WELL AS THE INDIRECT IMPACT. AROUND THE ROANOKE AREA, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE MANUFACTURERS OF PAPER THAT ARE VERY IMPACTED BY WHAT HAPPENS IN TOBACCO, AND SO WE'LL LOOK AT THAT AS WELL.))
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RUNS=:22
OUT Q=as well.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Cullen says Virginia is well situated in the House and the Senate to get a fair deal when the task force comes up with a request.
Richmond Republican Tom Bliley heads up the House Commerce Committee, and Democratic Senator Chuck Robb is one of a ten senator task force studying the deal.

55weather


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


Turning to Wednesday's weather-
Partly sunny and mild again today.
Highs around 80.
Clear skies tonight, with lows dropping into the 50s.
Mostly sunny skies ahead tomorrow, with highs again near 80.
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8Strike-UPS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-41)
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The nationwide strike against U-P-S is taking its toll on customers big AND small.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At the Orvis warehouse in Roanoke, managers were able to shift deliveries to the postal service and Federal Express, and so far, it's working.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:11:19
IN Q=

(( THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAVE BEEN GOING AS WELL AS COULD BE EXPECTED. I AM IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE UPS FOLKS AND THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP ME UPDATED. THE OTHER CARRIERS THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH HAVE BEEN MORE THAN FAIR IN HELPING US GET THROUGH THIS.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Travers/Distribution Center Manager;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=get through this
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Some smaller customers are trying to work around the lines and restrictions caused by the strike, by going to other businesses that use other carriers.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Things could get tougher if the strike continues into the holiday shipping season which is less than two months away.

8E-Grayson-Homicide


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


State N-Double-A-C-P officials are aiding in the investigation of a black man's murder in Grayson County.
They say they're pleased the county Sheriff's department is also enlisting the help of the F-B-I to determine if the killing was a hate crime.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


State chapter president Paul Gillis says he will look into re-organizing a disbanded N-double-A-C-P chapter in Grayson County.
Investigators found the burned and decapitated body of 40- year- old Garnett "G.P." Johnson almost two weeks ago.
Two white acquaintances have been charged with his murder.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Certainly a crime

((PAUL GILLIS/VA. NAACP PRESIDENT: CERTAINLY A CRIME OF THIS NATURE, HAPPENING THE WAY IT HAPPENED, GIVES US REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE SOME TERRIBLE THINGS GOING ON IN THAT COMMUNITY , AND WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT AND WHY THIS TRAGEDY HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Paul Gillis/Virginia NAACP President;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=this tragedy happened.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Murder Investigation


Gillis says the F-B-I reported it will take about 30 days to determine if the murder had any elements of a hate crime... and the U-S Justice Department will monitor the situation.

8E-Greenfield


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some residents of a Lynchburg apartment complex are worried their safety may be in jeopardy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


For six years, off- duty officers earned extra money by patrolling the Greenfield apartment complex.
But the complex's management stopped the patrols last month, and crime is becoming a problem there again.
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SOT 10:22:26
IN Q=It was almost

((WALLY LANE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT WAS ALMOST AN IMMEDIATE CHANGE THAT WAS VERY NOTICEABLE. CALLS FOR SERVICE, ONCE THE OFF- DUTY WAS SUSPENDED, CALLS FOR SERVICE SHOT UP IMMEDIATELY. THERE WASN'T ANY LAG TIME THERE, SO THE POTENTIAL WAS THERE ALREADY AND IT WAS JUST BEING CURTAILED BY THE FACT THAT OFFICERS WERE THERE.))
SUPER=01-Wally Lane/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=officers were there.
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VO-NAT


Long- time resident Deborah Ferguson says management or the city needs to do something.
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SOT 3:31:03
IN Q=I pay my

((DEBORAH FERGUSON/RESIDENT: I PAY MY BILLS ON TIME, I PAY THAT RENT ON TIME, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? AND IF THEY CAN'T SUPPLY SOMEBODY, I'M LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE OF RESIDENCY.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Ferguson/Resident; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=place of residency.
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VO-NAT


City leaders say they'll meet with Greenfield management later this month to try and work out a solution.
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8E-American-Fiber


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


A Henry County bedding manufacturer is nearly DOUBLING its workforce.

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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


American Fiber Industries told area leaders that by late next year it will have 500 employees, up from 260.
The California based company makes dozens of types of pillows, and it will soon add a new product line in Henry County.
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SOT 11:45:46
IN Q=That expansion

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP: THAT EXPANSION WILL DOUBLE THE PILLOW MANUFACTURING OPERATION, AND ALSO INCLUDE A NEW MATTRESS PAD OPERATION.))
SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Economic Dev.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=mattress pad operation.
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VO-NAT


American Fiber Industries came to Henry County a-year-and-a half ago.
The jobs there range anywhere from six-to 10 dollars an hour.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Checking the very pleasant outlook for today--
Partly sunny skies, with mild high temperatures near 80.
Clear and cool again tonight, with lows falling into the mid 50s.
The sunny weather continues tomorrow, with highs around 80.
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