06:00-01

Chemical-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Chemical fire


A tractor carrying foam from Philadelphia arrived at one a-m in Smyth County to help douse the chemical fire there.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atkins/This Morning;


An hour later firemen poured tons of foam on the fire creating a sealant over the blaze.
Earlier last night the fire raged at temperatures officials estimated at two-thousand degrees.
In all about 500 people were evacuated and there's word that they might be able to return to their homes sometime later this morning.
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Closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


The chemical fire is causing some schedule changes--
Atkins Elementary School is closed today.

E-Pulaski-Prison


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


A three year old investigation may have resumed.
Years ago, when the wife of the the warden of the Pulaski Correctional Unit was reported missing, police went on an all out search for her-- but Carol Smith was never found.
Now according to people familiar with the situation, the investigation has resumed.
For the past two days state police have been digging in a trash pit behind the correctional unit- The prison headed by Carol Smith's husband, David L. Smith.
Len Besthoff has more.
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SOT
IN Q=This video
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 17, 1994; :19
SUPER=07-Kathy Smith; :48
SUPER=01-Kathy Phillips/Neighbor; :53
SUPER=01-Bob McDonald/Neighbor; :59
SUPER=@len1;
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7 Pulaski County


TOBACCO


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


The chairman of the nation's largest cigarette maker says smoking may have helped kill hundreds of thousands of americans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;


Geoffrey Bible of Philip Morris made the admission yesterday during questioning ahead of Florida's lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
It's the first time an executive with Philip Morris has acknowledged a possible link between smoking and death.
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MEAT-RECALL


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


A food scare involving hamburger meat tainted with E- COLI bacteria has grown 20-times larger.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Columbus, NE;


Hudson foods is now recalling 25-million pounds of hamburger patties distributed to 48 states, including Virginia.
Yesterday, under pressure from the U-S-D-A, the company closed the Columbus, Nebraska plant where the patties were produced.
Stores and restaurants around the nation say they're stopping all sales of beef from Hudson Foods.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Small Studio
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=13-Shirley Simmons/Va. Cattle Industry Board;

Toss to Stocks

E-VMI-Day4


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


One of the first female cadets at Virginia Military Institute has decided the V-M-I way of life is not for her.
(----------------)
SUPER=03-Lexington/Wednesday;


Just hours after the toughest part of the training program began, the first woman- and nine more men dropped out.
That's a total of 13 men and one woman- below the expected average for the first week.
The Institute expects some of the new recruits to quit- especially the day after they "meet the cadre."
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SOT 14:11:50
IN Q=Primarily

((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI PUBLIC RELATIONS: PRIMARILY MOST OF THEM LEAVE, "THIS JUST ISN'T FOR ME." THERE ARE CERTAIN QUESTIONS WE ASK, AND WE WRITE DOWN THE ANSWERS, BUT THAT'S CONFIDENTIAL.))
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Public Relations
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=confidential.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Published reports identify the woman as Amanda Moore from Pennsylvania.

S-Safety


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


Foam is now being used to douse a chemical fire in Smyth County that sent toxic fumes into the air, causing mass evacuations.
Authorities on the scene stress the amount od cyanide gas in the air never reached a dangerous level.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marion/Yesterday;


Doctors say the gas mainly attacks a person's respiratory system.
And, symptoms vary.
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SOT 14.00.18 - 14.00.28
IN Q=Very small concentrations

((LAURIE KING/MD:VERY SMALL CONCENTRATIONS OF CYANIDE GAS MIGHT CAUSE THEM TO FEEL SHORT OF BREATH. THEIR BREATHING WOULD BE RAPID. THEY MAY BE DIZZY, THEY MAY HAVE SOME NAUSEA OR VOMITING. THEY MAY BE VERY ANXIOUS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Laurie King/Carilion Roanoke Mem. Hosp.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=very anxious.
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VO-NAT


Doctors are also warning that the gas is not only colorless but odorless to most people as well.
So, residents should NOT rely on their senses when determining their level of exposure.
Treatment for exposure mainly includes hooking-up patients with an oxygen mask.
Normally, doctors note that long-term medical problems do NOT result from exposure to small amounts of the gas.
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2-Closings


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


The fire is causing some schedule changes--
Atkins Elementary School is closed today.

E-Lake-Gaston


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=None


They're NOT waiting for any judges in Virginia Beach.
The 15 year court battle may continue.
But the water is flowing out of the Lake Gaston pipeline.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=03-Isle of Wight Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Leahy/Virginia Beach Public Utilities; :15
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/File Tape; :19
SUPER=@Ellen2; :39
SUPER=03-Mecklenburg Co.; :42
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Isle of Wight Co.



((nat sot water beauty shot
runs=:03


This is it.
Rain that fell in the Blue Ridge mountains and flowed through the farms and rivers of Southside and southwest Virginia -- it's pouring out into the reservoirs that serve Virginia Beach.
sot 02:15:00

((TOM LEAHY/VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC UTILITIES: I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE PROJECT 15 YEARS NOW, AND YES, IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THE WATER FLOW OVER FOR THE FIRST TIME.))
runs=:03


That's almost laughable understatement for Virginia Beach-- which will have spent 15 years and about a quarter BILLION dollars fighting to, finally building, and operating this 76 mile pipeline.
sot

((I DON'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND ANY CITY THAT'S HAD TO RESTRICT OR CONSERVE WATER AS FREQUENTLY AS WE HAVE, OR USES LESS WATER PER PERSON.))
runs=:09


But it's a cascade of frustration for Virginians to the west who've been watching their water levels -- no matter what Virginia Beach says.
sot

((THE PROJECT WILL HAVE NO IMPACT WHATSOEVER ON THE UPPER ROANOKE RIVER BASIN AROUND SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN THE UPPER BASIN. IN LAKE GASTON, THE PROJECT WILL HAVE NO DISCERNIBLE EFFECT ON THE LAKE. CERTAINLY NO VISUAL EFFECT -- NO SOUND EFFECTS.))
runs=:17


It's possible -- but unlikely -- that a federal appeals court in D.C. could still dampen Virginia Beach's fun.
But until then -- this flow will increase from 4 million gallons a day to 60 million sometime in November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Isle of Wight County.))

VA-Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VA Tech


Virginia Tech will require all incoming students to own a personal computer starting in the fall of next year.
The new policy was announced yesterday.
It makes Tech the first public university in Virginia to require computers.
Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen said it's essential that every graduate be computer literate.
Officials at the Blacksburg school estimate that 70 percent of undergraduates already arrive with computers.


Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Small Studio
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



It's Friday and that means that once again our Arts Reviewer Anna Wentworth has cast her eye upon another movie. This week her selection is the action film "Conspiracy Theory"
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SOT
IN Q=Conspiracy theory...
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Conspiracy Theory"-Warner; :09
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B"; :43
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=his wild scenarios.

((Conspiracy Theory is an entertaining jumble of a movie that works if you can suspend your disbelief enough to buy its premise.
Mel Gibson is delightfully manic as Jerry, a paranoid cab driver with a conspiracy theory for every occasion. Julia Roberts is Alice, a courageous justice department investigator who begins to believe that his ravings may have some validity.
The two go up against some powerful and shadowy villains lead by a creepy Patrick Stewart, who wants Jerry disabled and Alice dead. The movie leaves almost as many questions as it does answers and won't stand up to close scrutiny, but for shear enjoyment purposes it fills the bill. Conspiracy Theory gets a "B" primarily for the first half of the movie that showcases Jerry and his wild scenarios. ))
Steve Live
(Toss to KMC)


2-Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Chemical fire


An early morning delivery from Philadelphia may help Atkins residents return to their homes.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atkins/This Morning;


The tractor brought foam to help douse the chemical fire.
Firemen poured tons of foam on the fire creating a sealant over the blaze.
Last night the fire raged at temperatures officials estimated at two-thousand degrees.
In all about 500 people were evacuated and there's word that they might be able to return sometime later this morning.
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3-Closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


The chemical fire is causing some closings--
Atkins Elementary School is closed today.

smoking-trial


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


A stunning admission in Florida's lawsuit against Tobacco makers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;


Yesterday during questioning ahead of the trial Philip Morris C-E-O, Geoffrey Bible, admitted smoking may have helped kill hundreds of thousands of Americans.
It's the first time an executive with Philip Morris has acknowledged a possible link between smoking and death.
Florida is trying to recoup millions of dollars it says tobacco related illnesses have cost the state.
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E-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Closer to home on the tobacco front,
National health advocates are visiting southside tobacco farmers- in hopes of finding middle ground.
A two day conference will include tours of local farms where families have spent generations raising tobacco.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


Representatives for growers and health advocates say they both want to protect the children.
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SOT 9:20:40
IN Q=No one wants

((REBECCA REEVE/HEALTH ADVOCATE: NO ONE WANTS KIDS TO SMOKE. NOT HEALTH ADVOCATES, NONE OF THE TOBACCO GROWERS I'VE EVER MET.))
SUPER=01-Rebecca Reeve/Health Advocate;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=I've ever met
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VO-NAT


Still, farmers were quick to point out they've done nothing wrong.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:30:33
IN Q=Putting us out of business

((J.T.DAVIS/TOBACCO FARMER: PUTTING US OUT OF BUSINESS DOESN'T ACCOMPLISH ONE THING. IT'S NOT GOING TO KEEP ONE CIGARETTE FROM BEING MADE AND WE'RE ACTUALLY PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES TO YOUTH ACCESS.))
SUPER=01-J. T. Davis/Tobacco Farmer;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=youth access
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VO-NAT


Delegate Ted Bennett compared the proposed national settlement to the stock market crash of 19-29- saying it would devastate families.
Meanwhile Congressman Virgil Goode pledged to protect tobacco farmers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:20:40
IN Q=No one wants

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/(D) 5TH DISTRICT: THOSE ADULTS WHO CHOOSE TO SMOKE SHOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SMOKE AND IF THEY SMOKE I WANT THEM TO BE SMOKING AMERICAN TOBACCO.))
SUPER=@Goode;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=American tobacco
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


J-T Davis says tobacco growers have a story to tell over the next two days.
He hopes negotiators won't forget the farmers' faces when they head to Capitol Hill.

ups-illinois


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


The U-P-S strike may have ended Monday night, but the teamsters picket lines in Chicago are just now coming down.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


A union local has reached agreement on a new contract with U-P-S, ending the last walkout against the delivery company.
A company spokesman says the five-year accord largely reflects the national settlement.
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MIR


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


It looks like there's going to be a further delay in the repair work on the "Mir" space station.
(----------------)
VO-NAT :20


A problem with one of the space suits seems to be holding things up.
Two cosmonauts in bulky spacesuits were supposed to squeeze through a passageway into a damaged module on the space station.
They were set to reconnect power cables that had to be cut when the depressurized module was sealed off after a collision with a supply ship two months ago.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Small Studio
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=13-Shirley Simmons/Va. Cattle Industry Board;


Toss to Melanie

2-E-Pulaski-Prison


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


When the wife of the warden of the Pulaski Correctional Unit was reported missing three years ago, police went on an all out search.
They never found Carol Smith.
Now according to people familiar with the situation, the investigation has resumed.
For the past two days state police have been digging in a trash pit behind the correctional unit- The prison headed by Carol Smith's husband, David L. Smith.
Len Besthoff has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This video
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 17, 1994; :19
SUPER=07-Kathy Smith; :48
SUPER=01-Kathy Phillips/Neighbor; :53
SUPER=01-Bob McDonald/Neighbor; :59
SUPER=@len1;
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7 Pulaski County


5-VMI-Day-4


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=vmi


Virginia Military Institute's rat line has lost its first female.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/Wednesday;


Rather than continue to endure the rigors of V-M-I's unique brand of military training and discipline, one woman and 13 men have dropped out.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:10:58
IN Q=You know, it's just one

((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. WE HAVE NORMAL ATTRITION RATE DURING THE FIRST WEEK. WE WEREN'T SURPRISED. WE FIGURED SOONER OR LATER CERTAINLY ONE- -SOME OF THE WOMEN WOULD LEAVE. AND SHE HAPPENED TO BE THE FIRST ONE. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Public Relations Officer
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the first one
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


V-M-I is not naming her.
Published reports identify the woman as Amanda Moore from Pennsylvania.
V-M-I expected at least one woman -on average- to fall out within the first week.

Atkins-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=chemical Fire


The 500 or so people evacuated because of a chemical fire may be able to return to their homes some time today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atkins/This Morning


Early this morning foam arrived is Smyth County and firemen poured tons of it on the fire, creating a sealant over the blaze.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Atkins Elementary School is closed today because of the situation.

S-Hope-Harbor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=None


A home for recovering drug and alcohol addicts is ringing in its 25th anniversary in Danville.
But for the men inside, every day sober is a reason to celebrate.
Tina Tenret explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Lenny Sutherland
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Lenny Sutherland/Resident; :08
SUPER=01-Rev. Jeffrey Wright/Director; :20
SUPER=01-Anthony Poole/Former Resident; :47
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:20
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=News7, Danville))

((
Lenny Sutherland is a recovering crack cocaine addict.
When he arrived at Hope Harbor seven months ago, he was crying out for help.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:37:47
IN Q=I'm in college today

((LENNY SUTHERLAND/RESIDENT: I'M IN COLLEGE TODAY. IF YOU'D TOLD ME SEVEN MONTHS AGO I WAS GOING TO BE IN COLLEGE, WELL, I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A FOG ANYWAY. I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE PAID MUCH ATTENTION TO YOU.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=attention to you


Director Jeffrey Wright says crack is hitting Danville hard.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:54:22
IN Q=One of our

((REV. JEFFREY WRIGHT/DIRECTOR: ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS SAID CRACK WAS THE BEST LOVER HE EVER HAD. IF YOU WERE LONELY AND YOU HAD A CRACK, A ROCK OF CRACK, YOU FELT GOOD RIGHT AWAY. THAT ROCK NEVER SAID NO.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=never said no


Hope Harbor is a Christian home with voluntary Sunday services and bible study ...
But rules are strict, every man must hold a job and pay half his salary as rent.
Anthony Poole says he used to drink a jug of moonshine a day.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:36:48
IN Q=I could walk up

((ANTHONY POOLE/FORMER RESIDENT: I COULD WALK UP, HEY MAN, LET ME HAVE A PINT, HALF A PINT OR JUG. GET A CASE OF LIQUOR ON CREDIT, PAY HIM HALF. AS LONG AS HE GOT SOMETHING I GOT A CASE OF LIQUOR.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=case of liquor


These men say education is the key to cleaning up the streets.
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SOT 6:39:43
IN Q=Stop turning

((STOP TURNING A BLIND EYE. STOP PRETENDING LIKE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. STOP PRETENDING LIKE IT'S NOT THERE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=like it's not there


The 40 men living at Hope Harbor call themselves a family.
And this, many say, is home.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville.))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In sports,
Los Angeles and New York split their double header.
For yesterday's major and minor league scores, let's checks the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Salem/1/j/Lynchburg/3///;
SUPER=X5012;
SUPER=0105-j/Kingsport/5//Martinsville/1////Johnson City/1/j/Danville/10///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0105-/Burlington/7/j/Pulaski Co./10///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Toronto/3/j/Chicago/6////Boston/6/j/Oakland/13///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Detroit/2//Milwaukee/1//12 Innings/j/Baltimore/4//Kansas

City/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/7//Cleveland/6///j/New York/4//Anaheim/3//12 Innings/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/2/j/Montreal/3////Los Angeles/1/j/New York/3//4-3 L.A.

Game 2/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/9//Pittsburgh/4////Colorado/4/j/Houston/10///;
RUNS=:56

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