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Fire

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


Early this morning a vehicle carrying foam from Philadelphia arrived in Smyth County to help smother a raging chemical fire there.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atkins/This Morning;


Firemen sprayed 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.
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Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=chemical fire


For the latest on the fire and the 500 people who were evacuated..
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink


we turn to Teresa Hamilton who's at the site.
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;
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(Rollcue: used to be Marley Mouldings)
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink
(QUESTION: Have authorities determined a cause for the fire?)



E-Pulaski-Prison


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


State police are digging in a trash pit behind the Pulaski Correctional Unit.
That's the prison headed by David L. Smith.
Three years ago his wife Carol was reported missing and police launched a massive search for her.
She was never found.
Now according to those familiar with the case, the investigation is back on.
Len Besthoff has more on the digging that has been going on for days.
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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
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MEAT-RECALL


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


The recall of some 25 million pounds of Hudson Foods ground beef is leaving some fast-food restaurants with a much smaller menu.
For instance, some Burger King stores are left with only chicken, fish sandwiches and fries to sell.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Columbus, NE;


Hudson Foods recalled its hamburger patties for fear its tainted with E- Coli bacteria.
And yesterday, under pressure from the U-S-D-A, the company closed the Nebraska plant where the patties were produced.
Government officials are urging everyone who eats beef to take precautions.
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((COOK HAMBURGER THOROUGHLY. COOK TO 160 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. USE A THERMOMETER TO DO THAT. IT'S CRITICAL.))
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VO-NAT


Walmart, Sam's Club, and Burger King- were the main buyers of the hamburger.
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Rustburg-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


A Campbell County woman is dead following a crash near Rustburg this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


State police say the woman was heading south on Route 6-15 when her car apparently ran off the road and flipped over.
Rescue crews worked to free her from the vehicle but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have NOT released her name pending notification of the family.
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COMA-GIRL


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


An amazing story of recovery in southern California.
A teenaged girl is speaking to family and friends again after being in a coma for nearly three months.
Jason Carroll reports.
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4:14:47
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SUPER=03-Newport Beach, CA/May; :22
SUPER=01-Chris Maese/Mother; :36
SUPER=01-Jason Carroll/Reporting; :54
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MIR


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


What seemed like mission impossible is now mission accomplished for two spacewalking cosmonauts.
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VO-NAT

update window 11:30
The two Russians have completed their repair work on the damaged Mir space station.
There were some scary moments at the start of the mission when one of the cosmonaut's gloves started leaking.
It may be days before officials learn whether the cosmonauts were successful in boosting the station's electrical power.
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Stealth


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


It's the most expensive and sophisticated of U-S warplanes-- the B-2 or Stealth bomber.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But a new report is suggesting it's not worth its two- billion dollar price tag.
The General Accounting office, an organization that monitors how the government spends taxpayers' money, says the coating which makes the stealth invisible is very vulnerable to wet weather.
Congress has already ordered 21 of the bombers, at a price tag of almost 45-billion dollars.
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POPE-FRANCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=John Paul II, Pope


Immigration has taken center stage as Pope John Paul visits Paris.
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VO-NAT


The pope celebrated Mass today in the famed Notre Dame cathedral, calling on the world to take care of its immigrants and its poor.
Pope John Paul is in Paris for a youth gathering to mark World Youth Day.
On the way, he was also cheered by crowds as he rode along the Seine (sen) River in his Popemobile.
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E-L'burg-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg's newest candidate for sheriff is NOT hiding the fact that she's the first woman to run for the job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Mary Randolph- Preston announced her candidacy on the steps of Monument Terrace yesterday afternoon.
She's worked as a deputy in Appomattox County and helped operate regional jails in Tampa, Florida and Hopewell, Virginia.
Randolph- Preston says she's ready to change people's perception of what a sheriff should be.
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((MARY RANDOLPH- PRESTON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE TELL ME `WELL, I ALWAYS SEE THE SHERIFF AS BEING A MAN'. BUT ONCE THEY TALK TO ME AND GET TO REALIZE MY EXPERIENCE AND MY BACKGROUND AND THEN GET TO KNOW ME AS A PERSON, THEN THE ATTITUDE CHANGES BECAUSE THEY REALIZE I'M REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT IT.))
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VO-NAT


Incumbent sheriff Lawrence Simpson and retired city police officer Ron Gillispie are the other two candidates running for the post.
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S-Hope-Harbor


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


A Danville home for recovering drug and alcohol addicts is marking a quarter century.
The men living there say every sober day is worth celebrating.
Tina Tenret explains.
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SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Lenny Sutherland/Resident; :08
SUPER=01-Rev. Jeffrey Wright/Director; :20
SUPER=01-Anthony Poole/Former Resident; :47
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((
Lenny Sutherland is a recovering crack cocaine addict.
When he arrived at Hope Harbor seven months ago, he was crying out for help.
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((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.))
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Director Jeffrey Wright says crack is hitting Danville hard.
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((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.))
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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.
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((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.))
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These men say education is the key to cleaning up the streets.
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((STOP TURNING A BLIND EYE. STOP PRETENDING LIKE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. STOP PRETENDING LIKE IT'S NOT THERE.))
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The 40 men living at Hope Harbor call themselves a family.
And this, many say, is home.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville.))

UVA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA


The University of Virginia is America's best public national university.
That's the ranking in the latest issue of U-S News and World Report.
The magazine listed the College of William and Mary as sixth.
No other Virginia college made the magazine's list of top 25 public national universities.
U-V-A executive vice president Leonard Sandridge said the school is honored but doesn't place too much importance on rankings.

Health-Sciences


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=education


The College of Health Sciences received a shot in the arm from the federal government today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte presented a check for one half million dollars from the U-S Department of Education.
The money represents a two- for- one matching grant that will help the school build its endowment fund.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: IT IS AS DR. NICKENS NOTED, ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING NON- PROFIT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE COMMONWEALTH. IT'S NOT WELL KNOWN IN MANY PARTS OF THE STATE AND EVEN TO SOME PEOPLE HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, SO IT'S GOOD THAT PEOPLE BECOME AWARE THAT WE HAVE SUCH A MAJOR RESOURCE IN THIS AREA TRAINING PEOPLE TO BECOME NURSES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.))
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VO-NAT


The College of Health Sciences now has more than 600 students. Its courses include the only program in Virginia training physicians assistants.
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2-Shot-Mel/Pev N-W-Toss

GROWIN'-IT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Five
WRITER=pev
TAPE#597-
GRAPHIC=NONE


Summer flowers tend to look a little peaked (PEE-kid) by the middle of August, but there are steps you can take to minimize the dead or dying flowers in your ornamental beds.
The best part is, these steps will help your flowers look even better next spring!
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WIPE To Weather shot Patrick MIC up-stats WEATHER
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SUPER=301-72/46/West 12mph (20)/29.95s/99/1983/48/1922;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/& Cool/54-58/Sunny/& Pleasant/78-82;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/& Cool/56-60/Sunny/& Pleasant/80-84;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Very Cool/48-52/Sunny/& Pleasant/72-75;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Quite Cool/50-53/Sunny/& Pleasant/74-77;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/46-50/Sunny/& Pleasant/68-73;
SUPER=X5001;



Skins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-29
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS/DOLPHINS


The Redskins were knocked out in their preseason finale 28-to-7 by the Dolphins.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL/ESPN; :00


Gus Frerotte was absolutely horrible in the first quarter completing just two of seven passes and throwing two interceptions to Miami defensive backs.
Benny Parmalee put the first score on the board with this four yard T-D run to make it 7-to-nothing Fins.
It was 14-to-nothing and then 21 to nothing at the four minute mark of the first half when Jerris McPhael danced in from 10 yards out.
The Redskins had five turnovers in the first half including this fumble by
SUPER=30-Washington/7/Miami/28;

Kerry Joseph, that results in a Sam Madison T-D. Miami whips Washington 28 to 7.
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Hillcats


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=twe
TAPE#net (edit of CL-97)
GRAPHIC=Hillcats/Avalanche


The Lynchburg Hillcats are now just within reach of the Carolina League pennant in the Northern Division.
Last night they snowed the Avalanche.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats;


We pick up the action in the 3rd and the Hillcats threatening. Alex Hernandez goes back up the middle plating Luis Figueroa for a 1-zip 'Cats lead.
Two batters later Aramis Ramirez bounces one into left, just over the bag at 3rd, and Hernandez and Mike Asche score for a 3 run lead.
That was all Paul Ah-Yat would need on the mound as the Hillcats move a
SUPER=37-Salem/1/Lynchburg/3;

step closer to the pennant with a 3 to 1 win.
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Alexander


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-29
GRAPHIC=none


The forward who led the Cavs scoring as a sophomore last season may be leaving U-V-A.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00


Courtney Alexander announced yesterday that he not returning to U-V-a next season.
Alexander was kicked off the team indefinitely after being charged with assaulting his girlfriend back in July.
He is denying reports that he may transfer to U-Conn.
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Little-League


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=new 7 sports


Mission Viejo, California meets Guadalupe, Mexico in the Little League World Series championship game tomorrow.
Mission Viejo moved into the title game with a 12-to-1 pounding of Bradenton, Florida in the U-S Championship game.
No U-S team has won the Little League World Series since Long Beach, California, took back-to-back titles in 19-92 and 93.