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7E-Crossroads


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was like a scene from the X-files when 17 people were sent to the hospital after shopping at Crossroads Mall.
Emergency Medical Crews still have no indication as to why.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees from the lower portion of Crossroads were evacuated at around 3 P-M after about a dozen people complained of nausea, scratchy throats, headaches and watery eyes.
E-M-S workers say they are dumb founded as to what caused the symptoms.
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SOT 18:57:59
IN Q=We ran

((DEP.CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE EMS:WE RAN EIGHT DIFFERENT SERIES OF TESTS. we tested things like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, FREON, WE EVEN TESTED FOR PEPPER SPRAY, THOUGHT YOU KNOW SOME KIDS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PLAYING AND SPRAYED SOME PEPPER SPRAY, WE'VE LOOKED FOR CLEANING FLUIDS, ANY TYPE OF THING THAT COULD CAUSE SPILLAGE...CAME UP NEGATIVE))
SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Roanoke Fire EMS;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=negative
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VO-NAT


The mall area was sealed off while officials investigated the scene.
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75-Missing-children


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The mother who is accused of leaving her daughter and niece alone in a car while she went into the gym is now facing charges.
Police charged Patricia Wright with "allowing children to be in need of services."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday Night;


Wright had left TWO children in her car while she was at Cory Everson's Aerobics and Fitness Center.
She left the keys in the car with the motor running.
Apparently her eleven- year- old daughter, Latisha, got tired of waiting, and drove off.
At five-foot-two and 120 pounds, police are NOT surprised she was able to drive.
But she got all the way to Lynchburg- -even stopped for gas on the way.
Her seven- year- old cousin was in the car with her.
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75-Super-Lice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Virginia woman is taking some pharmaceutical companies that manufacture lice medication head on.
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VO-NAT


But she's launched a class action lawsuit against a maker of head lice medication that she says is NO longer effective against a new strain some scientists are calling "super lice."
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SOT 14:42:43
IN Q=We realized

((DEBBIE DUKE/HENRICO CO. PARENT: WE REALIZED THAT THEY WERE MAKING A LOT OF MONEY ON RESALE. AND IT WAS LIKE LICE WAS A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET. THEY KNEW THEIR PRODUCT WAS WORKING IN CERTAIN CASES OF RESISTANT STRAINS. AND PEOPLE WERE NOT COMING FORWARD BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT LICE. LICE IS SOMEHOW ASSOCIATED WITH FILTH.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Duke/Henrico Co. Parent;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=with filth.
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VO-NAT


Duke's lawsuit has 97 plaintiffs so far in a challenge to Warner-Lambert, the makers of Nix head lice medication.
And she's got the attention of Virginia's attorney general -- who's asked the F-D-A to step in.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04;49:33
IN Q=I've written

((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I'VE WRITTEN TO THE ACTING COMMISSIONER. HE'S INDICATED HE'S GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT IT.))
SUPER=@cullen;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=at it.
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VO-NAT


Duke says her own family has had six separate costly and frustrating lice outbreaks in the last year.
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7E-Journey-Hope


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


After 35- hundred miles on the road, cyclists in the tenth annual Journey of Hope bicycle tour put on the brakes in Lynchburg yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Sixty Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers are spending their summer bicycling across the United States.
They've passed through 22 states in 60 days, all to raise money and awareness for persons with disabilities.
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SOT 2:35:24
IN Q=A lot of

((RICK BELL/CYCLIST: A LOT OF THE ROUTES THAT WE DO HAVE BEEN FROM YEARS PAST, SO PEOPLE ARE USED TO SEEING US EVERY YEAR COME THROUGH AND THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO SEE US SO THEY DONATE ALONG THE WAY. AND A LOT OF PLACE DONATE IN- KIND LIKE HOTEL ROOMS OR MEALS OR DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Rick Bell/Cyclist; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=things like that.
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VO-NAT


Journey of Hope has raised about 300- thousand dollars.
They'll wrap up their trip in Washington D.C. on Saturday.
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7weather


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


Taking a look now at the forecast... Very pleasant for August, sunny skies, with cool dry air. Today's highs reaching near 80 -- overnight lows in the mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
Much of the same for the weekend. plenty of sunshine- clear skies with mild summertime highs in the 80 nighttime lows in the 50's.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/8/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-76/Mabel Wimmer/Pilot;



SUPER=130-/James Wright/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-/Joanie Redheffer/Pine Hill NJ;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-43/Drucilla Givens/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-60/Jack Lawson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Dawn Woolwine/Salem;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-5/Arabia Anderson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-66/Juanita Spencer/Appomattox;



SUPER=130-9/Karli Minnick/Radford;



SUPER=130-23/Chris Hines/Gretna;



SUPER=130-33/Wayne Stinnett/Roanoke;

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55VA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


Some Virginia tobacco warehouse operators and dealers may be guilty of selling more of the leaf than allowed under federal tobacco price support rules.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The U-S Farm Service Agency launched an investigation after learning that some warehouses were holding more excess tobacco than they had reported.
The Agriculture Department limits the amount of tobacco each farm can grow in a year.
The idea is to balance the tobacco supply with expected demand to keep prices from dropping too low for growers to make a profit.
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55E-American-Martinsville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=none


American of Martinsville is expanding as its business continues to grow at double digit rates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


Its parent has approved a one- million- dollars for the expansion which should be completed by the end of this year.
It will create 30 new jobs.
American of Martinsville is one of the world's leading suppliers of guest room furniture to the lodging industry, health care and assisted living facilities, retirement homes, plus government and university dormitories.
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55E-Boy-Scouts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=None


Some area boy scouts got to sleep in their own beds last night after returning from the week and a half long National Boy Scouts Jamboree.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Members of troop 19-36 were happy to be home.
Fifteen- year- old Allen Munton says the most challenging part was get used to the food.
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SOT 15:01:40
IN Q=Cooking the food

((ALLEN MUNTON/BOYSCOUT: COOKING THE FOOD.. PREPARING THE FOOD AND EATING THE FOOD. DEFINITELY EATING THE FOOD WAS THE HARDEST. IT WAS KIND OF DIFFERENT. WE WERE SO USED TO HAVING HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, AND ALL THAT FAST FOOD))
SUPER=01-Allen Munton/Boy Scout;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=and all that fast food
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VO-NAT


The Jamboree also had an international flavor-- with scouts from 26 countries.
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SOT 15:03: 42
IN Q=I remember the guy

((MITCH IRVIN/BOYSCOUTS: I REMEMBER THE GUY FROM GERMANY WE MET.. HE HAD BEEN TAKING ENGLISH SINCE THE 4TH GRADE OR SOMETHING. NEAT TO TALK WITH HIM AND SEE WHAT HE IS LIKE ))
SUPER=01-Mitch Irvin/Boy Scout;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=what he is like
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Fort A.P Hill in Bowling Green, Virginia played host to the Jamboree.

55weather


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


Taking a look now at the forecast... Very pleasant for August, sunny skies, with cool dry air. Today's highs reaching near 80 -- overnight lows in the mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
Much of the same for the weekend. plenty of sunshine- clear skies with mild summertime highs in the 80 nighttime lows in the 50's.
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8E-Crossroads


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke medical officials remain baffled over what sickened shoppers and employees yesterday at Crossroads Mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees from the lower portion of mall were evacuated at a 3 o'clock after more than a dozen people complained of nausea, scratchy throats, headaches and watery eyes.
E-M-S workers say they are dumb founded as to what caused the symptoms.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:57:59
IN Q=We ran

((DEP.CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE EMS:WE RAN EIGHT DIFFERENT SERIES OF TESTS. we tested things like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, FREON, WE EVEN TESTED FOR PEPPER SPRAY, THOUGHT YOU KNOW SOME KIDS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PLAYING AND SPRAYED SOME PEPPER SPRAY, WE'VE LOOKED FOR CLEANING FLUIDS, ANY TYPE OF THING THAT COULD CAUSE SPILLAGE...CAME UP NEGATIVE))
SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Roanoke Fire EMS;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=negative
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VO-NAT


The investigation ended and the mall area was sealed off at about 7 o'clock.
No word yet if the Mall will open as usual today.
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85-Missing-children


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke Valley mother faces charges in connection with a missing persons report.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday Night;


Tuesday Wright left her daughter and niece in her car while she worked at Cory Everson's Aerobics and Fitness Center.
She also left the keys in the car and engine running.
Apparently her eleven- year- old daugher Latisha got tired of waiting, and drove off.
She drove all the way to a relatives house in Lynchburg.
Her seven- year- old cousin was in the car with her.
At five-foot-two and 120 pounds, police are NOT surprised she was able to drive.

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85-Super-Lice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Virginia woman has had so much trouble in her family's battle with lice, she's now launched a legal fight with the pharmaceutical companies.
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VO-NAT


She has filed a class action lawsuit against the maker of a head lice medication that she says is NO longer effective against a new strain.
Scientists are calling it "super lice."
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:42:43
IN Q=We realized

((DEBBIE DUKE/HENRICO CO. PARENT: WE REALIZED THAT THEY WERE MAKING A LOT OF MONEY ON RESALE. AND IT WAS LIKE LICE WAS A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET. THEY KNEW THEIR PRODUCT WAS WORKING IN CERTAIN CASES OF RESISTANT STRAINS. AND PEOPLE WERE NOT COMING FORWARD BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT LICE. LICE IS SOMEHOW ASSOCIATED WITH FILTH.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Duke/Henrico Co. Parent;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=with filth.
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VO-NAT


Duke's lawsuit has 97 plaintiffs so far in a challenge to Warner-Lambert, the makers of Nix head lice medication.
And she's got the attention of Virginia's attorney general -- who's asked the F-D-A to step in.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04;49:33
IN Q=I've written

((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I'VE WRITTEN TO THE ACTING COMMISSIONER. HE'S INDICATED HE'S GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT IT.))
SUPER=@cullen;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=at it.
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VO-NAT


Duke says her own family has had six separate costly and frustrating lice outbreaks in the last year.
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8VA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


Some Virginia tobacco warehouse operators and dealers are suspected of selling more of the leaf than allowed under federal tobacco price support rules.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The U-S Farm Service Agency launched an investigation after learning that some warehouses were holding more excess tobacco than they had reported.
The Agriculture Department limits the amount of tobacco each farm can grow in a year.
The idea is to balance the tobacco supply with expected demand to keep prices from dropping too low for growers to make a profit.
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8Education


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


The ousted director of the State Council of Higher Education has a new job.
Gordon Davies will be teaching at a Columbia University affiliate in New York this fall.
Davies was forced to leave his council job this spring after a majority of the council appointed by Governor Allen voted ``not'' to renew his contract.
Several members resigned in protest over Davies' firing after 20 years at the helm.

8weather


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


Taking a look now at the forecast... Very pleasant for August, sunny skies, with cool dry air. Today's highs reaching near 80 -- overnight lows in the mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
Plenty of sunshine- clear skies with mild highs in the 80 nighttime lows in the 50's.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
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