06:00-01

Fatal-Chase

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


Two people are dead after they apparently tried to outrun a Lynchburg police officer and crashed in Amherst County late last night.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=It started
SUPER=03-Madison Heights/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :17
SUPER=@ssm2; :40
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.


(( It started around 11:30 last night when police say this blue Olds Achieva struck another car on Memorial Avenue in Lynchburg and left the scene.
An officer spotted it near Fifth Street, but when he tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped off.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:00:08
IN Q=The police officer

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: THE POLICE OFFICER ACCIDENT WAS INVOLVED.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=accident was involved.


The two occupants, a man and a woman, were thrown from the vehicle and killed instantly.
Investigators from Lynchburg, Amherst County and the Virginia state police converged on the scene, and spent four hours photographing and recording evidence from where the car hit the guardrail, bounced off and came to a halt after striking a parked car nearby.
Police chief Charles Bennett says an investigation is underway, but preliminary reports indicate the police officer acted properly.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:01:08
IN Q=The officer did

((BENNETT: THE OFFICER DID NOT ONLY WHAT ON THE HIGHWAY.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on the highway.


Police have not released the identities of the two victims.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Tobacco

***ANCHOR TAG****
Vice President Al Gore and Former Surgeon General C. Everett Coop are among those taking part in roundtable discussion today on President Clinton's changes to the landmark tobacco settlement.
Yesterday Mr. Clinton said he wouldn't endorse the multi billion dollar deal until more concessions are made aimed at cutting teen smoking.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I call for
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Virginia GASP; :15
SUPER=01-Jeff Russell/The Tobacco Company; :34
SUPER=03-Danville; :40
SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Warehouse Owner; :48
SUPER=@eric2;
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=EE, N7

((
SOT 10:59:40 (10:00 feed tape)
IN Q=I call

((PRESIDENT CLINTON; I CALL FOR A COMBINATION OF INDUSTRY PAYMENTS AND PENALTIES TO INCREASE THE PRICE OF CIGARETTES BY UP TO A DOLLAR AND A HALF A PACK.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a pack


Good news for Virginia smoking opponents who say this moves them closer to their goal...
SOT 00:02:56
IN Q=anyone who is

((ANNE DONLEY/VA. GASP; ANYONE WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO BREATH THE SMOKE-FREE AIR, ANYONE WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT NOT SELLING ANY TOBACCO PRODUCTS, CIGARETTES, CIGARS, ETC. TO KIDS, TODAY WAS A GREAT VICTORY.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=a great victory


But Roanoke tobacco store owner Jeff Russell says tobacco retailers are already working to keep cigarettes away from kids... and high prices won't help.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It'll do nothing

((JEFF RUSSELL/THE TOBACCO COMPANY;IT'LL DO NOTHING BUT INCREASE THE RATE OF CRIME TO GET CIGARETTES FOR WHOEVER NEEDS THEM ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=whoever needs them


And though the President also called for aid to help tobacco growers... One Danville warehouse owner says a price increase will hurt business.
SOT 00:01:41
IN Q=the tobacco

((HARRY LEA/WAREHOUSE OWNER; THE TOBACCO FOLKS OUGHT TO SHUT THE WHOLE INDUSTRY DOWN AND SAY WE'RE GOING ON STRIKE AND WE'RE GOING TO SIT DOWN AND NOT DO ANYTHING UNTIL PEOPLE COME TO THEIR SENSES AND SEE THAT TOBACCO IS NOT THE GREATEST SOCIAL IN THE UNITED STATES. ))))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in the United States

EE, N7))
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Tobacco


The President's suggestion leaves the deal in limbo, with Congressional action not expected for months.
Virginia Attorney General Richard Cullen said the delay is a good thing because it gives the state more time to figure out how to help tobacco growers.

E-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=VMI


The U-S Justice Department may be trying the patience of Virginia Military Institute and its lawyers as the department tries to dictate HOW women should be incorporated into the corps of cadets.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington


Government lawyers have demanded specifics of a recent incident that resulted in the suspension of a female cadet.
V-M-I says it's none of their business... despite the fact that the Institute became co-ed just one month ago thanks to the intervention of those government lawyers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:35:10
IN Q=I think it's

((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK IT'S THEIR OBLIGATION TO WATCH VERY CAREFULLY WHAT WE ARE DOING. BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO THEIR OBLIGATION- -ABSENCE ANY EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY- -TO ALLOW US TO CARRY ON OUR OWN AFFAIRS WITH NOTHING MORE THAN CAREFUL OVERSIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=careful oversight.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Bunting predicts there will be 22 or 23 women left in the freshman class by year's end and he says that's still enough to make it work.
(----------------)



One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of break
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Kenneth Brim/License Plate Collector; :13
SUPER=12-Christiansburg; :31
SUPER=13-Becky Brim/License Plate Collector; 2:03
RUNS=2:52
OUT Q=Brim's collection


Tape will toss to stocks Stocks Comm

E-Celco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=business news


Giles County could be losing more than a third of the jobs at its largest employer.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SOT
IN Q=The
SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Richardson/Narrows Mayor; :07
SUPER=01-Andy McKinney/Celco Employee; :33
SUPER=01-Roy Montgomery/UNITE Local 2024 Member;:52
SUPER=@Len1; 1:12
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=LB, News-7, Giles County.

(( The communities in the Narrows area that depend on the Celco plant for jobs are walking on eggshells these days.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape one 01:34:46
IN Q=This is

((DONALD RICHARDSON/NARROWS MAYOR: THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST EMPLOYERS I GUESS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. ANYWHERE FROM BLACKSBURG BACK TO THE WEST VIRGINIA LINE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=line.


The company, which employs 13- hundred hourly people, is on the verge of a large scale reorganization it calls "Renewal".
It basically involves automating certain parts of the plant, which makes material for cigarette filters and yarn for synthetic clothes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape one 03:15:15
IN Q=What

((ANDY MCKINNEY/CELCO EMPLOYEE: WHAT THE COMPANY IS SAYING IS YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF RENEWAL TO PRODUCE WHAT WE'RE PRODUCING AT A LOWER COST.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=lower cost.


Celco says the program could impact 500 hourly employees, but calls the number a ballpark figure.
It adds that people with positions that get phased out would have job security at least through the year 2000.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:36:17 TAPE ONE
IN Q=The union

((ROY MONTGOMERY/UNITE LOCAL 2024 MEMBER: THE UNION DEFINITELY UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE MUST BE CHANGE WE UNDERSTAND THIS AND WE'RE WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH THIS IN CERTAIN AREAS AS LONG AS THE RULES ARE APPLIED BUT THEY WANT US TO GO OUTSIDE OUR CONTRACT AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=not going to do it
(/////SOT/////)
SOT Celco II tot 04:21:15
IN Q=The union

((The union now must vote on this proposal. And if it turns it down, the company says it will proceed with this program anyway, without any provisions for job security. Len Besthoff, News7, Giles County.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=LB, News7, Giles County.))


E-Murphy-Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


Neither foreign nor domestic pressure was able to spare the life of admitted Hitman Mario Benjamin Murphy.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Mexican citizen was put to death by lethal injection at 9:09 last night.
Murphy laughed and said he forgave his executioners as he drifted off.
Murphy took part in a murder for hire scheme in Virginia Beach in 19-89.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


But Virginia Beach authorities apparently didn't realize he was a Mexican citizen, and did NOT notify the Mexican consulate of his arrest.
That's in violation of an international treaty--
The mexican government and even the Southern Baptist Convention missionaries pleaded for Murphy's life.

Part-Time


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 97-55)
GRAPHIC=None

***ANCHOR TAG****
While most part- time workers would prefer to be full- time, many employers are now offering part- timers competitive pay and even some benefits.
SOT
IN Q=With the local
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Angela Kral/Limited, Too Manager; :12
SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/Va. Employment Commission; :23
SUPER=01-Travis Winoker/Foot Action Asst. Manager; :49
SUPER=01-Missy Brown/Chick-fil-A Employee; :59
RUNS=1:06
OUT Q=any school

(( With the local unemployment rate below four- percent, and seasonal hirings under way-- the SIGNS are clear.
Part- Time employees have become a precious commodity.
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SOT 10:58:31

((ANGELA KRAL/LIMITED, TOO MANAGER: I KNOW WHEN I WORKED PART- TIME, THINGS WERE A LOT DIFFERENT. I HAD A REALLY HARD TIME FINDING A JOB. I MEAN, I WENT FOR HALF A SUMMER ONE TIME BEFORE I COULD EVER FIND ANYTHING. SO, I THINK IT'S A LOT EASIER NOW.))
RUNS=:13
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:03:03

((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: WE'RE BORDERING ON A LABOR SHORTAGE FOR AREAS FOR JOBS THAT ARE PAYING LESS THAN SIX DOLLARS PER HOUR, AND CERTAINLY, THERE IS GREAT DEMAND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK PART- TIME FOR THE SIX, SIX-FIFTY, SEVEN- DOLLAR-AN- HOUR JOBS. ))
RUNS=:13


Skidmore also says some expanding companies aren't ready to gamble on new full- time hires-- and are filling the void with part-timers. shots of shoe store
But while STEPPING up the ladder of success, these workers ARE getting some encouragement.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:28:47

((TRAVIS WINOKER/FOOT ACTION ASST. MANAGER: THEY DON'T REALLY HAVE BENEFITS UNTIL THE FIRST YEAR IS OVER WITH, AND THEN THEY CAN GET ALL BENEFITS-- FULL COVERAGE. YOU CAN GET MEDICAL, DENTAL, EVERYTHING. ))
RUNS=:06


Even fast food can put you on the fast track to benefits.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:47:13

((MISSY BROWN/CHICK-FIL-A: THE STUDENTS THAT WORK HERE, IF THEY WORK TWO YEARS OR 2,000 HOURS, THEY GET A THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP TOWARDS ANY SCHOOL. ))
RUNS=:07))
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Meanwhile, Skidmore in the V-E-C office says this is the perfect time to be in the employment business-- when there's a surplus of jobs, instead of a surplus of people.

Two-Steve


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

On Record Set

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Welcome Back to News 7 Mornin'
If your interested in checking out license plates that people have collected you'll want to stop by the Blacksburg Inn this Saturday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. because that's where the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association is having their swap meet.
Admission is free and you can call SUPER=16-(540) 382-2880

540-382-2880 for more information about the meet.
(ad lib about plates)




Double Boxes=SPA & KMC

Toss to Kimberly

NAT-TOBACCO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=TOBACCO


The White House is following up on President Clinton's tobacco announcement.
Vice President Gore today is hosting a roundtable on the President's proposed changes to the tobacco deal.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday Mr. Clinton backed away from endorsing the 368 billion dollar settlement, instead calling for a hefty price increase for cigarettes -- if Tobacco companies don't find better ways to cut teen smoking.
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SOT
IN Q=

((CLINTON:WE'RE NOT REJECTING WHAT THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL DID, WE'RE BUILDING ON IT. LOOK, IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR WHAT THEY DID, WE WOULDN'T BE HERE." ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=we wouldn't be here.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=TOBACCO


Congressional Republican leaders are attacking President Clinton's tobacco plan as too vague.
While the President has asked that cigarette prices be boosted by a dollar and a-half a pack, Senator Majority whip Don Nickles says the President has not spelled out whether he wants a tax increase or a price hike.

E-Local-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


The proposed price increase is not being well received by people who make their living from tobacco.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


Some say it will hurt tobacco growers and their communities.
Others say merchants are already doing their part to stop teen smoking and high prices won't work.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:10:51
IN Q=It'll do nothing

((JEFF RUSSELL/THE TOBACCO COMPANY;IT'LL DO NOTHING BUT INCREASE THE RATE OF CRIME TO GET CIGARETTES FOR WHOEVER NEEDS THEM
SOT 00:01:41

HARRY LEA/WAREHOUSE OWNER; THE TOBACCO FOLKS OUGHT TO SHUT THE WHOLE INDUSTRY DOWN AND SAY WE'RE GOING ON STRIKE AND WE'RE GOING TO SIT DOWN AND NOT DO ANYTHING UNTIL PEOPLE COME TO THEIR SENSES AND SEE THAT TOBACCO IS NOT THE GREATEST SOCIAL ILL IN THE UNITED STATES.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Russell/The Tobacco Company;
SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Warehouse Owner; :07
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in the United States
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The President's stance on the settlement means congress won't act on any tobacco legislation this year.

E-Warehouses


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


Five Danville warehouses are under investigation for allegedly selling too much tobacco.
They include Piedmont, Motley's, Neal's, Holland's, and Planter's.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


The U-S government says between the years 19-90 and 19-92, these warehouses sold tobacco that was never recorded.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:30:47
IN Q=Don't assume a damn thing

((HARRY LEA/WAREHOUSE OWNER: DON'T ASSUME A DAMN THING AND DON'T PRESUME ANYTHING. IF YOU'VE GOT ME DEAD TO RIGHTS, FINE. BUT DON'T COME IN HERE AND PRESUME I DID IT OR ASSUME I DID IT WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO PROVE IT.))
SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Warehouse Owner;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=able to prove it
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Harry Lea traces his troubles to a dealer named Cecil Humphries.
Local and state agencies said it was okay to do business with Humphries and even required Lea to sell the dealer's tobacco.
But Lea says Humphries was not keeping accurate records.
Now Humphries has been convicted of money laundering and Lea is targeted for conspiracy.
He blames the government for not keeping closer tabs on the dealer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=we don't control

((DON DAVIS/USDA: WE DON'T CONTROL WHERE THE DEALER GOT THE TOBACCO, WE ISSUE A CARD AND AT THAT TIME IT WAS VERY EASY TO QUALIFY AS A DEALER. WE ASSUMED IT WAS ON THE UP AND UP AND THAT WE WERE NOT GETTING EXCESS TOBACCO SOLD THROUGH THE SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Dan Davis/USDA;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=through the system
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The punishment is from one hundred thousand to one million dollars.
Lea has filed an appeal and says these hefty fines could force a warehouse out of business.
(----------------)



Skelton


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


A comic who delighted television audiences for two decades has died.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Red Skelton died yesterday at a hospital in California following a long undisclosed illness.
He was best known for his T-V show that ran in the 50's and 60's featuring characters like: Freddie the free loader.
Red Skelton was 84.
(----------------)



E-School-Prayer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Education


An annual event brought out about 100 high school students in Danville yesterday.
Students held hands around a flagpole (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;

and prayed as part of "See You at the Pole."
They say such gatherings are important because their schools do not sponsor prayer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:16:24
IN Q=We were hoping

((AMIE HODGES: WE WERE HOPING ANY CHRISTIAN IN SCHOOL AFRAID TO COME OUT AND AFRAID TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THEY ARE CHRISTIAN WOULD SEE US AND SAY, HEY I'M NOT ALONE, I CAN COME OUT AND I CAN OPENLY PROFESS THAT I'M A CHRISTIAN.))
SUPER=01-Amie Hodges/Student;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=I'm a Christian
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But the event's organizer says non-Christians should NOT feel left out.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:19:48
IN Q=I would think

((ADAM DEAN/ORGANIZER: I WOULD THINK SOME OF THEM MIGHT FEEL EXCLUDED. I WOULD ALSO THINK JUST BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN A DIFFERENT RELIGION, THEY MIGHT HAVE A DIFFERENT FAITH, EVEN IF THEY DISAGREE, THAT THEY WOULD STILL FEEL LIKE THEY COULD COME OUT HERE AND PRAY.))
SUPER=01-Adam Dean/Organizer;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=out here and pray
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Dean says last year, no one turned up for the ceremony.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of birthdays
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Kenneth Brim/Collector; :22
SUPER=12-Christiansburg; 1:00
RUNS=2:49
OUT Q=you had to get that


Steve Live

Double boxes=SPA & MEL

Toss to Mel

Egypt-Attack


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


Egyptian police say nine tourists have been killed in an attack outside an Egyptian museum in Cairo.
Witnesses say several gunmen attacked a tourist bus outside the museum today.
Little information is available at this time.

2-Fatal-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


What began as a hit and run accident turned into a fatal police chase that claimed the lives of two people in Amherst County last night.
As Steve Smallshaw reports an investigation will now try to determine whether the police acted properly.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It started
SUPER=03-Madison Heights/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :17
SUPER=@ssm2; :40
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.


(( It started around 11:30 last night when police say this blue Olds Achieva struck another car on Memorial Avenue in Lynchburg and left the scene.
An officer spotted it near Fifth Street, but when he tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped off.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:00:08
IN Q=The police officer

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: THE POLICE OFFICER ACCIDENT WAS INVOLVED.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=accident was involved.


The two occupants, a man and a woman, were thrown from the vehicle and killed instantly.
Investigators from Lynchburg, Amherst County and the Virginia state police converged on the scene, and spent four hours photographing and recording evidence from where the car hit the guardrail, bounced off and came to a halt after striking a parked car nearby.
Police chief Charles Bennett says an investigation is underway, but preliminary reports indicate the police officer acted properly.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:01:08
IN Q=The officer did

((BENNETT: THE OFFICER DID NOT ONLY WHAT ON THE HIGHWAY.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on the highway.


Police have not released the identities of the two victims.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))

Celco


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


Word of restructuring at a major plant in Narrows is causing some concern.
The mayor of Narrows estimates at least half of the town's labor force works at what everybody there has always called the Celanese plant.
Union leaders at the plant say Celco has alerted them that as many as 500 hourly jobs could be affected by some kind of cost- cutting move.
Right now Celco has about 13-hundred hourly employees.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape one 01:34:08
IN Q=500 jobs

((DONALD RICHARDSON/NARROWS MAYOR: 500 JOBS LOST IN GILES COUNTY WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO US. THAT'S REALLY A TREMENDOUS LOSS.))
SUPER=01-Donald Richardson/Narrows Mayor;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=tremendous loss.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.


Celco makes the material used in cigarette filters and yarn for synthetic clothes.
John McQuail, a Human Resources Coordinator with the company, says the 500 jobs estimate is a ballpark figure.
McQuail says if hourly workers go along with the restructuring program those effected will have job security at least through the year 2000.
The union at Celco must still vote on the proposal.
(----------------)




2-E-Murphy-Execution


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


"Today is a good day to die" were some of the last words said by admitted Hitman Mario Benjamin Murphy before he was executed last night.
(----------------)
VO-NAT :12


The Mexican citizen was put to death by lethal injection at 9:09.
Murphy laughed and said he forgave his executioners as he drifted off.
Murphy took part in a murder for hire scheme in Virginia Beach in 19-89.
(----------------)



S-Horse-Statue


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


There's a new war memorial in Richmond to a rather unique hero.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A statue of a riderless horse -- to commemorate the horses and mules that never made it home from the Civil War -- donated by Virginia philanthropist Paul Mellon.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 33:24
IN Q=Well he felt

((JIM KELLY/VA. HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WELL HE FELT THAT THE HORSES OF THE CIVIL WAR REALLY WERE UNSUNG HEROES. SURE THERE WERE A FEW OF THEM LIKE TRAVELLER, LITTLE SORREL, THAT PEOPLE HAVE HEARD OF AND ARE FAMOUS. BUT WE THINK AT LEAST A MILLION AND A HALF HORSES AND MULES DIED IN THE CIVIL WAR. WHICH IS TWO AND A HALF OR THREE TIMES AS MANY MEN WHO DIED IN THE WAR.))
SUPER=01-Jim Kelly/Virginia Historical Society;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=in the war.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The famous and not-so-famous horses are in the Virginia Historical Society exhibit inside.
Secretariat was born in Virginia.
Stonewall Jackson's horse Little Sorrel seen at V-M-I.
The exhibit runs through December.
(----------------)



4-Scores


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


In sports,
Florida and Philadelphia split a double header with identical scores.
For yesterday's scores from the diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Toronto/3/j/Boston/4////Detroit/2/j/New York/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Milwaukee/8//Baltimore/3///j/Anaheim/8//Oakland/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Chicago/8//Kansas City/4////Seattle/4/j/Texas/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/12//Chicago/9//McGwire Hits

53rd/j/Houston/8//Pittsburgh/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Philadelphia/5//Florida/2////Philadelphia/2/j/Florida/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/4//Cincinnati/1////New York/2/j/Atlanta/10///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/5//Colorado/4///j/San Francisco/2//Los Angeles/1///;
RUNS=:49

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