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7First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-57)
GRAPHIC=First Union


One of the area's largest employers is increasing its workforce making employment opportunities brighter in the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


First Union will beef up its customer service staff at its operations center in Roanoke County.
The bank plans to hire 70 new, full- time people, making anywhere from the teens to the low- 20's.
The Charlotte based bank says it could hire more people if it continues to grow, and if it finds an abundant pool of applicants at a job fair it's holding this week.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Job Fair will be today and tomorrow at the bank's operations center on Plantation Road between four-and-seven-p-m.

75-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=shooting


Police are reporting no leads in the shooting of a Danville woman and her son over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Forty-Seven- year- old Mary Elizabeth Martin was on her way to work Sunday night.
She stopped near her driveway to check a flat tire.
Police say a man came up behind her and shot her repeatedly in the head, then shot her seven- year- old son Daniel in the ankle.
He was treated and released from Danville Regional Medical Center.
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SOT 11:43:35
IN Q=So far he hasn't told

((MARRON WOODS/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: SO FAR HE HASN'T TOLD US NOTHING. I DON'T GUESS HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT OR WHATEVER. HE'S JUST IN SHOCK. HIS MAIN CONCERN IS THAT HIS MOTHER'S ALL RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Marron Woods/Victim's Daughter;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=all right
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Martin is now blind in one eye and remains in critical condition in the Danville Regional Medical Center.

7E-Clerk-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=shooting


As police continue to investigate, friends and co- workers of a Campbell County store clerk who was shot in the head during an attempted robbery are asking why.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Twenty-eight- year- old Matthew Longerbeam is expected to recover and says he wants to return to work at the Foster Fuels store on Route 29.
Store owner Watt Foster is offering a reward to help capture the suspects.
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SOT 6:09:00
IN Q=We spent a

((WATT FOSTER/STORE OWNER: WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY HERE ON SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT, CAMERAS AND SECURITY AND EVEN WITH ALL THAT YOU CAN'T PREVENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING. FOURTEEN SECONDS, THIS GUY SHOT THIS MAN BLINDSIDE, IT WAS JUST A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.))
SUPER=01-Watt Foster/Store Owner; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=a terrible tragedy.
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VO-NAT


Police arrested one suspect, 18- year- old Derek Smith, yesterday morning.
They're still searching for 20- year- old Rodney Keith Holland.
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75-Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


State N-double-A-C-P officials were denied when they asked to speak with one of the suspects charged with murdering a Grayson County man by phone.
Organization leaders were in Grayson County yesterday in search of information in the murder of Garnett "G.P." Johnson.
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VO-NAT


Last month, the 40- year- old man was doused with gasoline, burned and later decapitated.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;


Two white men have been charged in his death.
Sheriff J-D Wilson says state N-double-A-C-P leaders asked questions about the case and wanted to speak with the suspects by phone.
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5:08:34
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IN Q=They talked

((J.D. WILSON/GRAYSON CO. SHERIFF:THEY TALKED WITH THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, I THINK EARLIER AND HE CALLED DOWN AND THEY WANTED TO COME DOWN AND SEE IF THEY COULD TALK TO MR. CRESSELL, THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE HEARD FROM THEM. ))
SUPER=01-J. D. Wilson/Grayson Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=from them.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Emmett Cressell refused to speak with them.
The other suspect-- 42- year- old Louis James (SEP-puh-rano) Ceparano is being held in Carroll County.


7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=aje
TAPE#
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And taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... Partly sunny skies with warm temperatures with highs reaching into the upper 80's to near 90. Nighttime lows in the mid to upper 60's under partly cloudy skies.
And looking ahead... Scattered Showers expected tomorrow through Friday.
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7BIRTHDAYS!8/13/97
Wednesday:

SUPER=130-13/Mike Southers/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-/Dwayne Nelms/Bedford;



SUPER=130-4/Jordan Lackey/Ridgeway;



SUPER=130-12/Courtney Fridley/Covington;



SUPER=130-4/Amanda Rasnake/Radford;



SUPER=130-49/Marguerite Moon/Lynch Station;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-10/Josh Redman/Covington;

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55E-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Danville woman clings too life this morning, the victim of an apparent random shooting.
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VO-NAT


Forty-seven- year- old Mary Elizabeth Martin is in critical condition and relatives say she is now blind in one eye.
SUPER=03-Danville;


Martin stopped to fix a flat tire just down the street from her house.
Police say as she stepped from the van, a man came up behind her and shot her repeatedly in the head, then shot her seven- year- old son Daniel in the ankle.
The boy was treated and released from Danville Regional Medical Center.
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SOT 11:42:26
IN Q=Hopefully she'll be home soon

((MARRON WOODS/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: HOPEFULLY SHE'LL BE HOME SOON. SHE'S COMPLETELY BLIND IN HER RIGHT EYE BUT OTHER THAN THAT AS FAR AS HER PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, SHE'S DOING REAL GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Marron Woods/Victim's Daughter;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=real good
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VO-NAT


Police say they have no motive in the case.
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55S-FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


The Bath County resort town of Warm Springs had a few extra visitors
yesterday thanks to a tobacco hearing. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Appellate court justices heard arguments in the case of the tobacco industry versus the United States Food and Drug Administration.
It was first come, first serve for reporters, so one media organization paid locals to camp out on the steps of the small courthouse and reserve a place in the line for courtroom passes.
100 parking spaces were allotted for the media, but the frenzy was more controlled than expected.
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SOT 8:14:09
IN Q=We thought

((SHERIFF TOMMY BLACK/BATH CO.:WE THOUGHT WE MIGHT HAVE A HUNDRED OR MORE BUT I DON'T THINK THAT MANY SHOWED UP SO IT WENT REAL GOOD. I THINK IT PROMOTED THE COUNTY ALSO AND WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL. IT WENT REAL WELL))
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff; RUNS=:08
OUT Q=real well.
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VO-NAT


The hot weather is also a problem for the case, because the courthouse has no central air conditioning.
In order to beat the heat, lawyers started filing in at 7:45 yesterday morning for the 9:30 start.
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55E-UPS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


As the U-P-S strike enters its ninth day federal officials are trying to get the two sides back to the bargaining table.
Meantime, the strike means a flood of business at the post office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Express mail is up 70 percent, priority mail is up 50 percent.
Workers are putting in overtime, and the Postmaster says he's bringing in more help.
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SOT 5:16:15
IN Q=we're trying to staff

((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER; WE'RE TRYING TO STAFF UP, WE'RE TRYING TO HIRE CASUAL HELP, OF COURSE THE PLANT HERE IN ROANOKE, THE PROCESSING DISTRIBUTION CENTER HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN GETTING ALL OF THIS DONE, WE'RE CLEAN AS WE SPEAK, WE'RE CURRENT AS WE SPEAK. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=current as we speak
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VO-NAT


Employees say they want to recapture business the Postal Service lost to UPS years ago.
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SOT 05:45:24
IN Q=that's what we're

((KEITH LYNN/POSTAL WORKER; THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING, SO WE CAN CONTINUE, I THINK WE'RE HANDLING IT SO FAR PRETTY GOOD. KEEPING UP WITH THE PACE. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Lynn/Postal Worker;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=up with the pace
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VO-NAT


The Postmaster says one major mail order company from this area- a former U-P-S customer- has signed a one year agreement to stick with the Postal Service after the strike.
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55Divers


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A former Vinton police officer is says he was fired this summer because he is African American.
The June 12th dismissal of Christopher Divers left the 17-person Vinton police force with one black officer.
Police Chief Riley Foutz declined to discuss the firing but said a citizen filed a complaint against Divers.
Divers has filed a wrongful termination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has filed a grievance with the town.

55weather


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


Turning now to weather--
Partly sunny today and very warm.
Highs around 90.
Continued partly cloudy tonight, with lows dropping into the upper 60s.
A chance of showers by tomorrow, with highs in the upper 80s.
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8First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-57)
GRAPHIC=First Union


Job seekers will have some new opportunities as one of the area's largest
employers plans an expansion. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


First Union will beef up its customer service staff at its operations center in Roanoke County.
The bank plans to hire 70 new, full- time people, making anywhere from the teens to the low- 20's.
The Charlotte based bank says it could hire more people if it continues to grow, and if it finds an abundant pool of applicants at a job fair it's holding this week.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The Job Fair will be today and tomorrow at the bank's operations center on Plantation Road between four-and-seven-p-m.

8E-Grayson-Murder


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


State N-double-A-C-P leaders are searching for answers in the brutal death of an African American man in Grayson County.
Yesterday they came to the county in hopes of speaking with those closest to the case-- including the suspects.
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VO-NAT


Last month, 40- year- old Garnett "G-P" Johnson was doused with gasoline, burned and later decapitated.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./August 1;


Two white men are charged with murder.
Yesterday afternoon, State N-double-A-C-P leaders tried to speak with the men, but at least one of the suspects refused.
The civil rights leaders did spend time with the victim's father.
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4:32:11
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IN Q=They

((GARNETT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S FATHER:THEY WANTED TO FIND OUT HOW IT HAPPENED AND EVERYTHING, THEY ASKED ME, I TOLD THEM I DON'T KNOW, THEM, I DON'T KNOW, I GUESS. ))
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OUT Q=I guess.
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SS=Murder Investigation


N-double-A-C-P leaders also spoke with Grayson County's prosecutor and sheriff.

8E-Clerk-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=shooting


Support is rolling for a Campbell County store clerk who was shot in the head over the weekend during a robbery attempt.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Twenty-eight- year- old Matthew Longerbeam is expected to recover and says he wants to return to work at the Foster Fuels store on Route 29.
Store owner Watt Foster is offering a reward to help capture the suspects.
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SOT 6:09:00
IN Q=We spent a

((WATT FOSTER/STORE OWNER: WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY HERE ON SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT, CAMERAS AND SECURITY AND EVEN WITH ALL THAT YOU CAN'T PREVENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING. FOURTEEN SECONDS, THIS GUY SHOT THIS MAN BLINDSIDE, IT WAS JUST A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.))
SUPER=01-Watt Foster/Store Owner; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=a terrible tragedy.
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VO-NAT


Police arrested one suspect, 18- year- old Derek Smith, yesterday morning.
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8S-FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


The national war over tobacco is heating up in the tiny town of Warm Springs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Appellate court justices heard arguments in the case of the tobacco industry versus the United States Food and Drug Administration.
It was first come, first serve for reporters covering the trial, so one media organization paid locals to camp out on the steps of the small courthouse and reserve a place in the line for courtroom passes.
100 parking spaces were allotted for the media, but the frenzy was more controlled than expected.
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SOT 8:14:09
IN Q=We thought

((SHERIFF TOMMY BLACK/BATH CO.:WE THOUGHT WE MIGHT HAVE A HUNDRED OR MORE BUT I DON'T THINK THAT MANY SHOWED UP SO IT WENT REAL GOOD. I THINK IT PROMOTED THE COUNTY ALSO AND WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL. IT WENT REAL WELL))
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff; RUNS=:08
OUT Q=real well.
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VO-NAT


The hot weather is also a problem for the case, because the courthouse has no central air conditioning.
In order to beat the heat, lawyers started filing in at 7:45 yesterday morning for the 9:30 start.
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8weather


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


Shifting gears to Tuesday's weather--
Partly sunny today and hot, with highs around 90.
Partly cloudy overnight.
Lows cooling into the upper 60s.
And a possibility for showers tomorrow, with highs in the upper 80s to near 90.
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