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7E-Ericsson


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TAPE#97-56
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About 275 people in Lynchburg will soon be looking for a new place to work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Ericsson Incorporated announced yesterday 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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7S-Sara-Lee


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


The outlook is 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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7S-Baptists-Murphy


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-65
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A man who admits to being a hired killer is scheduled to be executed tonight.
But there's a new arugment to spare the man's life.
Some argue that Mario Murphy's execution 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 did NOT 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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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


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

7S-Property-Tax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


Sticking with the party-line Attorney General Richard Cullen says
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former Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Gilmore's plan to cut the car tax 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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ANCHOR=Melanie
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."

7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Mostly sunny skies today with pleasant temperatures in the low to mid 80's.
Tonight the cloudy move in bringing the possiblity of some showers.
Overnight lows dropping into the low to mid 60's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS!9/18/97
Thursday:

SUPER=130-44/Linda Dowdy/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-6/Danesha Courts/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Cherie Beale/Hot Springs;



SUPER=130-11/Jennifer Ross/Dublin;



SUPER=130-5/Zachary Bridges/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-8/Kathleen Cox/Snowville;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Lynn Morgan/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Regarna Pannell/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/C.G. Shelton/Hurt;



SUPER=130-/Allison Adams/Sycamore;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-30th/Billy & Brenda Caldwell/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-/Edwin Mitchell/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Sandy Campbell/Snow Creek;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-4th/Barry & Beth Davis/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-38/Sheri Drivers/Salem;




Movie Review
"The Game" is based upon a wonderful concept but it doesn't live up to its potential. The story gets so complex and unbelievable that it looses whatever suspense it might have generated.
"The Game" is a birthday present you don't want! Michael Douglas is Nicholas Van Orton, a lonely financier who is more money machine than man. For his 48th birthday his younger brother, played by Sean Penn, gives him an unusual gift. Nicholas becomes part of a game, but he doesn't know the rules or who is involved. As he continues to play everyone and everything becomes suspect and it appears that Nicholas may not survive. Is it still a game or have things become deadly? That question keeps Nicholas and the moviegoer involved.
"The Game" gets a B- It has potential but too many of the twists, including the ending, are predictable. cutopen
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555-Ericsson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=ericsson


Dozens of employees at Erricsson will be affected by company restructuring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Slumping sales of private radio systems is forcing Ericsson to shift resources from that area of its company.
275 workers will be affected.. but of the 145 salaried employees, about 70 percent are expected to find jobs elsewhere in the company.
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SOT 00:54:08
IN Q=The analogy

((RALPH BRUSH/ERICSSON PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS: THE ANALOGY THAT WE TALKED ABOUT LAST WEEK IN EMPLOYMENT IS MUCH LIKE THE DOW JONES AVERAGE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS. OVERALL, IT CONTINUOUSLY GOES UP, BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YOU'RE GOING TO FIND A BLIP DOWN, AND THEN EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YOU'RE GOING TO FIND A BLIP UP. WE JUST HAPPEN TO BE IN A LITTLE DOWN BLIP.))
SUPER=01-Ralph Brush/Ericsson Private Radio Systems; :00
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VO-NAT


Ericsson says it will continue to manufacture the private radio systems, used by police, fire and emergency crews world-wide.
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55e-GE


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TAPE#597-41

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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The General Electric Drive Systems plant in Salem has recalled 52 of 160 hourly production employees it laid off in July.
G-E officials say they're continuing to assess workload, and they DO expect to recall additional people, but they have NO firm numbers yet.
Some of those laid off are frustrated saying G-E led them to believe EVERYONE would be recalled.
G-E says it never made that promise.
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55E-Catawba-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Roanoke County woman spent half a century in the same home, yesterday and went up in flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Flames ripped through Ann Orr's home late yesterday afternoon.
You could actually see the smoke from several miles away on route 3-11.
Orr says she was in the house when her daughter helped GET HER to safety.
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SOT 05:10:48 cover last half sot when discusses origin fire
IN Q=I was lying

((ANN ORR/HOMEOWNER: I WAS LYING DOWN AND MY DAUGHTER CAME RUNNING IN THE HOUSE WHEN SHE GOT OFF FROM WORK AND SAID MOMMA COME QUICK THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE. AND SO THEN I WENT ONE WAY AND SHE WENT THE OTHER, AND I COULDN'T TELL WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM AND THEN I SAW THE CEILING FALL IN THIS LITTLE ROOM, SO IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ATTIC. ))
SUPER=01-Ann Orr/Homeowner;
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OUT Q=in the attic.
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VO-NAT


Orr says she has fire insurance but no smoke detectors.
Investigators have not said what caused the fire.
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55E-Slaughterhouse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=None


The Botetourt County board of Supervisors puts a stop to a proposed slaughterhouse.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./September 3


Residents said a butcher shop would disrupt the Dudley Stretch community.
They say they're happy with the board's decision NOT to approve rezoning Donald Griffith's property.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.


But they say they're not surprised Griffith did not attend yesterday's meeting... after the way he acted at a planning commission meeting last week.
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SOT 2:12:04
IN Q=There were just

((SANDRA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES SLAUGHTERHOUSE:. THERE WERE JUST SO MANY PARABLES. HE WAS ASKED SO MANY QUESTIONS AND HE COULDN'T ANSWER A SINGLE ONE, HE WASN'T PREPARED FOR ANYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Opposes Slaughterhouse
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OUT Q=prepared for anything
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VO-NAT


Griffith says he'll still slaughter his own meat in a small shed, and neighbors say they'll watch him carefully.
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55E-Rebound


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=NOne


After Floyd County rejected plans for a military style boot camp for juvenile offenders, the Colorado company planning to build it says its found a new site.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./File Tape;


"Rebound" was planning to renovate the old Department of Corrections work camp in Willis.
But the Board of Supervisors pulled its support for the project after hearing complaints from local residents.
Rebound agreed to search elsewhere.
A spokesman says the company has found a new site and is close to finalizing the deal but would not name the location.
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55weather


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Time now to check Wednesday's weather--
After a foggy start, we'll see mostly sunny skies today.
Highs in the lower 80s.
Clouding up tonight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in the lower 60s.
Sunshine will return for the last part of the week...
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8E-Ericsson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Ericsson


Nearly 275 Lynchburg workers will soon be out of a job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Ericsson Incorporated announced yesterday 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.
(/////SOT/////)
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
RUNS=:13
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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8S-Baptists-Murphy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=None


A religious organization is hoping to stop the execution of an admitted hired killer.
But some believe Mario Murphy's execution set for tonight would jeopardize the safety and freedom of all 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 did NOT 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;
SUPER=@Allen; :10
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=those countries.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


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

8E-Catawba-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Roanoke County woman lost her home of 50 years to a fire yesterday afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Flames ripped through Ann Orr's home late yesterday afternoon.
You could actually see the smoke from several miles away on route 3-11.
Orr says she was in the house when her daughter helped GET HER to safety.
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SOT 05:10:48 cover last half sot when discusses origin fire
IN Q=I was lying

((ANN ORR/HOMEOWNER: I WAS LYING DOWN AND MY DAUGHTER CAME RUNNING IN THE HOUSE WHEN SHE GOT OFF FROM WORK AND SAID MOMMA COME QUICK THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE. AND SO THEN I WENT ONE WAY AND SHE WENT THE OTHER, AND I COULDN'T TELL WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM AND THEN I SAW THE CEILING FALL IN THIS LITTLE ROOM, SO IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ATTIC. ))
SUPER=01-Ann Orr/Homeowner;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in the attic.
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VO-NAT


No one was hurt in the fire.
Orr's friends say she has a place to stay.
Orr says she has fire insurance but no smoke detectors.
Investigators have not said what caused the fire.
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8S-Gilmore-Abortion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Republican Jim Gilmore is being more specific about his views on abortion.
He now wants parental consent to be law in Virginia.
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.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Abortion


Monday, 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.

8weather


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Turning to the forecast--
Skies will be mostly sunny today, with temperatures warming up into the low 80s.
Turning mostly cloudy tonight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in the low 60s.
Taking a look at the extended forecast..
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