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VO-NAT


Fire in the Catawba area destroys a house that'd been home to a Roanoke County woman for more than 50 years.
We'll tell you a little more about it on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And there's good news and bad on the labor front. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the Hokies get ready for this weekend's game at Temple--Steve Mason will have a report.
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VO-NAT ENG#


and Mark McGwire inks a new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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TALENT=Robin
SS=None


We are watching the sky for some rain, but the clouds passing by now just aren't wet enough. The four day forecast is coming up.

Catawba-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Fire


A late afternoon fire ripped through a Roanoke County home, and it doesn't look like much will be left when the smoke clears.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Drivers could easily see the plume of smoke from the top of Catawba Mountain, as they rode down Route 311.
The fire began around 4 o'clock, and crews are still having a tough time getting it under control.
The house is owned by Ann Orr, who was in the building when her daughter saw the flames and helped her get to safety.
Orr has lived in the home for 51 years.
She says she has insurance, but the home had no smoke detectors.
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Ericsson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Ericsson


A decline in the market for private radio systems means about 275 people in Lynchburg will soon be out of a job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Ericsson Incorporated announced today it is restructuring its private radio division to make it more profitable.
130 contractors and hourly employees will lose their jobs.. another 145 salaried workers also will be affected.
But Ericsson expects 70 percent of those salaried workers to find jobs elsewhere in the company.
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SOT 00:45:33
IN Q=And Ericsson

((RALPH BRUSH/ERICSSON PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS: AND ERICSSON HAS BASICALLY SAID `HEY, YOU GUYS RESTRUCTURE, YOU TAKE YOUR NUMBER OF PEOPLE DOWN TO WHERE YOU CAN BE PROFITABLE, FOCUS ON YOUR CORE MARKET AND GROW AGAIN'. SO WE'RE REALLY VERY PLEASED.))
SUPER=01-Ralph Brush/Ericsson Private Radio Systems; :00
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OUT Q=really very pleased.
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VO-NAT


Brush says the company will help the laid- off employees find new jobs.
He adds Ericsson's cellular telephone business continues to experience tremendous growth.
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GE


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=General Electric


In Salem, the G-E plant has recalled about a third of the 160 production workers it laid off in July.
But it's hard to tell how many more will return.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


G-E expects to recall additional people, but it depends on the size of its fourth quarter workload.
Some of those laid off say G-E led them to believe EVERYONE would be recalled.
G-E says it never made that promise.
Meanwhile, a union spokesman says G-E told HIM it anticipates having everyone come back by the end of the month.
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Sara-Lee


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


The job security is a little better for about 15- hundred people in our area who work for Sara Lee Knit Products.
But some big changes COULD be on the way soon.
Sara Lee's parent company has announced plans to sell the Knit Products division, so it can raise three- billion- dollars.
Sara Lee has a sewing plant in Hillsville, a textile plant in Galax, and a distribution center in Martinsville.
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Gilmore-Abortion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Parental notification took 18 years to get through the General Assembly.
Now Republican Jim Gilmore wants parental consent.
SS=Jim Gilmore


That's where pregnant teens would have to have to NOT only notify -- but get their parents' permission to get an abortion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


It's the first specific Gilmore's released on his abortion stance in the campaign for governor.
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SOT 17:44:17
IN Q=I think

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK THE IDEA OF PARENTAL CONSENT IS ONE THAT I'VE SUPPORTED IN THE PAST. I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO GET IT THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the legislature.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Abortion


Yesterday, Democrat Don Beyer picked up the endorsement of the National Abortion Rights Action League.
All three Democrats favor parental notification.
L.F. Payne also favors a ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
Republican Mark Earley would like to prohibit all abortions -- even in cases of rape or incest -- unless the life of the mother is in danger.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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County approval or not, a Botetourt resident says he'll build a slaughter and meat packing house on his property. That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


And the wife of a convicted marijuana grower has spent the better part of a year under house arrest--but now a judge says he has no choice but to send her to jail.
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Danville-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Things are heating up in Danville,
as firefighters are taking the city to court over pay issues.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret has the story from our Danville newsroom.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
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Keith, legal sparks are flying between the city and Danville firefighters.
About two thirds of the firefighters are suing...
others say they're happy with the way things are.
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OUT Q=your own opinion


((More than 80 crew members signed the lawsuit, saying if they must fight fires during meal breaks, they should be paid for that time.
They also say they're not getting paid properly for the overtime they do work.
But Captain Ronald Harvey says the crew agreed to the current pay rules in 1985, so he is NOT suing now.
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SOT 20:08:53
IN Q=Everybody here then

((CAPT. RONALD HARVEY/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: EVERYBODY HERE THEN AGREED AND I WAS IN FAVOR OF IT THEN AND I STILL AM. I ENJOY THE SCHEDULE I'M WORKING.))
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OUT Q=schedule I'm working


A lawyer for the suing members says the 1985 agreement is irrelevant and unfair.
Meanwhile, Chief B-G Lewis says he had no prior notice of the lawsuit and he was especially surprised that a chief deputy signed it too.
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SOT 20:01:58
IN Q=It did surprise me

((CHIEF B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: IT DID SURPRISE ME A LITTLE BIT THAT SOMEONE OF THAT LEVEL WOULD BE A PART OF THIS TYPE OF LAWSUIT BUT IT'S A FREE COUNTRY AND YOU CAN BASICALLY VOICE YOUR OWN OPINION.))))
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OUT Q=your own opinion
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Both sides say there's a chance this can be settled out of court...
but according to firefighter Stephen Finkner, more men are still joining the lawsuit against the city.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave
(Keith question: is there any division in the fire department over this?)

Both sides say no, Keith. Apparently there was no pressure to sign the lawsuit and the whole force is still working together, whether they chose to sue or not.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Recent polls suggest the governor's race is a toss-up, and tonight the latest installment of a News 7/Mason Dixon survey says much the same about the other statewide campaigns.
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VO-NAT


In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Republican John Hager's name recognition continues to climb, but Democrat L- F Payne holds on to a slim lead.
The contest for Attorney General is just as close. Republican Mark Earley leads Democrat Bill Dolan, but only by two percentage points.
And more than a third of those surveyed said they haven't decided which candidate they will support.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=News 7 Poll


Mason Dixon Research interviewed 813 registered voters last week.
The margin for error is plus or minus three and a half percentage points.

Property-Tax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


It's NOT much of a surprise.
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VO-NAT


Republican attorney general Richard Cullen says Republican candidate Jim Gilmore's car tax cut plan IS Constitutional.
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SOT 14;56:20
IN Q=Just last year

((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: JUST LAST YEAR IN THE LAST SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND THE SENATE, I THINK IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED LEGISLATION THAT CLASSIFIED ANTIQUE MOTOR VEHICLES AS BEING SUBJECT TO EXEMPTION IF THE LOCALITIES WANTED TO USE THAT POWER.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/June 18;


Cullen says U-V-A Constitutional expert Dick Howard is just plain wrong when he says Gilmore's plan would need a Constitutional amendment.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Don Beyer


Democrat Don Beyer says through a spokeswoman: "with all due respect, we'll stick with Dick Howard over Gilmore's hand-picked successor."

Baptists-Murphy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia Beach hired killer Mario Murphy admits he's GUILTY.
But now there's an argument that his execution tomorrow night would jeopardize the safety and freedom of Americans abroad.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-International Mission Board;


That argument is coming from the conservative Southern Baptist Convention -- which oversees 42- hundred missionaries and their families in other countries.
Murphy's arrest and prosecution was NOT reported to the Mexican consulate -- because authorities say they didn't know he was a Mexican citizen.
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SOT 05:00:58
IN Q=We think that

((DONALD KAMMERDIENER/SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION: WE THINK THAT IF WE WEAKEN THE WALL OF JUSTICE AND RIGHT TREATMENT OF THE ACCUSED IN OUR COUNTRY, IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR OTHER COUNTRIES TO DO THE SAME.))
SOT 17:43:32

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT GAVE ME SOME CONCERN. HOWEVER, I DON'T THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD ALWAYS FEEL SAFE GOING INTO OTHER COUNTRIES ANYWAY. YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEIR LAWS, THEIR CUSTOMS ARE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY AND THE LAWS OF THOSE COUNTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Donald Kammerdiener/Southern Baptist Convention;
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OUT Q=those countries.
TALENT=Keith
SS=None


The governor says it's NOT Virginia's responsibility to uphold Geneva convention rights Murphy alleges he did NOT know he had.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

Wall Street liked what it heard in a consumer price report today--inflation remains in check. The Dow posted one of its best gains ever-- TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Bedford-Abduction


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


The Bedford County Sheriff's office is asking the public's help in finding a missing 16 year old girl.
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VO-NAT


Deanna Lynn Nunley was last seen at two o'clock yesterday afternoon.
SUPER=03-Bedford


Police say she may be with 22 year old Christian Campbell and may be held again her will.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


Police have a warrant for Campbell charging him with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The two may be travelling in Campbell's 1993 red Mazda Miata.


Dana-Layman


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Dana Layman


Dana Layman has done her time- -nine months under house arrest.
Today the wife of the "phototronman" was ordered to serve another nine months in PRISON....
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke

all this for her role in a massive indoor marijuana- growing operation.
The D-E-A determined she was intimately involved in the operation- -not just AWARE of it- -but playing an active role growing pot, falsifying documents.
She was back in court today citing double jeopardy.
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SOT 9:57:30
IN Q=and we think

((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/DANA LAYMAN'S ATTORNEY: AND WE THINK THAT THE IMPOSITION OF THE ORIGINALLY ARTICULATED NINE MONTHS IMPRISONMENT SENTENCE CONSTITUTES A DOUBLE PUNISHMENT WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT DANA'S ALREADY SERVED THE NINE MONTHS HOME CONFINEMENT ))
SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Dana Layman's Attorney;
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OUT Q=confinement.
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**Keith on ENG**
SUPER=@file;


Judge James Turk concluded he had no choice.
The Court of Appeals sent the case back him to impose the nine-month prison term without mentioning the time Layman spent under house arrest.
The prosecutor calls it "a dilemma of her own making."
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SOT 10:06:43
IN Q=She made

((JOE MOTT/ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY: SHE MADE THAT CHOICE BACK IN AUGUST OF 1996. SHE COULD HAVE HAD THAT SENTENCE STAYED HAD SHE CHOSEN TO. SO I CAN'T BE TOO SYMPATHETIC TO THAT POSITION. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Assistant U.S. Attorney
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OUT Q=to that position.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Dana Layman


Judge Turk did impose the prison term, but stayed it, to give Layman's lawyer time to take it up again with the Court of Appeals.

Slaughterhouse


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=None


A Botetourt County man who wants to build a slaughter-house and meat packing business on his property did not defend himself against opposition today at a public hearing.
In fact Donald Griffith didn't show up at all.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The board of supervisors had planned to ask Griffith some questions about his petition to rezone about 12 acres of his property in Fincastle so he could legally build a butcher shop.
But instead the board said NO to the request.
Many of Griffith's neighbors are complaining about the proposed business.
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SOT 2:13:01
IN Q=If I have any

((SANDRA MCDANIEL:I'LL REPORT HIM TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, I HAVE RESOURCES TO WHERE I CAN KEEP TABS ON HIM PRETTY GOOD...BUT WE WILL STOP HIM.))
SUPER=07-Sandra McDaniel
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-September 9;


At a planning commission meeting last week, Griffith said he'll build a small shed to slaughter his meat, that way he doesn't have to worry about having his property rezoned.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mark McGwire will stay in St. Louis after signing a new deal today the Orioles were back on the Diamond.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Virginia Tech has an important Big East game this weekend on the road at Temple.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech Hokies avenging 31 to 3 win over Syracuse must now be filed away in order for the 18-th ranked team to prepare for this Saturday's Big East game with the 1 and 2 Temple Owls.
Steve has more on this feathered affair.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Indians


Cleveland scored three times in the top of the first and went on to beat Baltimore 4 to 2.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SS; :


The Indians were in town for a doubleheader this afternoon.
In the top of the first, Matt Williams hits a shot down the left field line scoring Tony Fernandez and the Indians jumped out to the 3 to nothing lead.
Baltimore got on the board in the bottom of the second. Mike Bordick hits a double to centerfield scoring Cal Ripken but the Orioles trailed 3 to 1.
The Indians padded their lead in SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Baltimore/2/;the

top of the ninth Manny Ramirez doubles to centerfield scoring Marquis Grissom and Cleveland beats Baltimore in the Yard 4 to 2.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=Braves/giants


The Atlanta Braves tied a major league record with their 11-th grand slam of the Season. Eddie Perez hit the shot to give the Braves a 6 to 4 win over San Francisco.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SS; :


Fred McGriff game the Braves the lead in the bottom of the fourth he hits this shot to centerfield scoring Jeff Blauser and Chipper Jones and the Braves went on top 2 to nothing.
The Giants tied it at 2 to 2 but in SUPER=35-Atlanta/6/San

Francisco/4/;the bottom of the sixth Eddie Perez gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a grand slam and the Braves win it 6 to 4.
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S-McGwire


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


While the Baseball meetings continued in Atlanta today the St. Louis Cardinals have inked a deal with First baseman Mark McGwire.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-MLB; :


McGwire was traded to the Cardinals back in July and today they signed him to a new 3 year deal worth 28 and an option for the fourth year.
McGwire joined Babe Ruth as the only Major League players to hit 50 homers in consecutive years.
He is reunited with Tony LaRussa who coached him for 10 years while he was with the Oakland A's. McGwire has 17 home runs, 30-R-B-I's in 38 games in St. Louis. He's batting 248.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Promo


Postal officials and town leaders in Christiansburg are at odds tonight over an historic town landmark.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is here to tell us more.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith it's an old post office building, that postal officials say is too small to serve the needs of the town, so they want to shut it down.
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VO-NAT


But, tonight we'll talk to residents who say the building represents tradition and the town's southern flavor.
And, they're fighting the planned move.
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Talent=Jean


We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith?
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