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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Jean
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Coming up on News 7 at 6, a fire this afternoon destroys a Franklin County home.
A father refuses to give up hope as his son's military plane crashes.
The head of a local rescue squad quits over a dispute about emergency services.
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and we'll see some aerial acrobatics as Snowshoe prepares for the winter skiers.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
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Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in with the Cavs as they look to kick up their heels against UNC.
The Bucs remain unbeaten, and already have folks thinking about the playoffs.
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And speaking of the postseason, the Astros dodge a Red bullet to move a step closer to the NL central crown.
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WX-Head
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Clouds roll in tonight but the showers are still pretty far away. Cooler than normal readings for much of this week.

hardy-fire


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire quickly consumed a Franklin County home this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


It happened on Hardy road at 11 o'clock.
The fire started in the basement and quickly destroyed the house.
The owner's girlfriend was home when the fire started-- she was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
Investigators won't fully investigate the cause until later in the week, when the fire stops smoldering.
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Ramsey


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Military Plane Crash


The father of a missing airman believes his son may still be alive.
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VO-NAT


27-year old Jason Ramsey of South Boston was aboard the U-S military plane that crashed off the coast of Africa more than a week ago.
He was an Air Force Captain and pilot.
SUPER=@File;


Jason's father Ron Ramsey is heading to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey where his son was stationed.
He says he's waiting for news of survivors.
So far only one body has been found.
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Hillsville-Rescue


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=NONE


The head of Hillsville's volunteer rescue squad wants his resignation to cause a stir.
Richard Edwards says residents are getting the "short end of the stick" when it comes to ambulance service.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- Edwards' opinion isn't too popular with county officials.
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OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( Stress is the biggest reason Edwards says he decided to resign.
He says he's "worn out" from answering non-emergency calls--
CALLS Edwards says should be handled by the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Ambulance Service, the organization contracted by the county.
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IN Q=My ultimate

((RICHARD EDWARDS/FORMER HILLSVILLE RESCUE SQUAD CAPTAIN: MY ULTIMATE FEAR IS THAT, ONE DAY, WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT ON A NON-EMERGENCY CALL, OR I WOULD HAVE BEEN ON A NON-EMERGENCY CALL, AND A CHILD DIE, OR ANOTHER CITIZEN DIE, OF SUCH A THING AS AN ASTHMA ATTACK. ))
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It appears much of the confusion is caused by a difference of opinion over what constitutes an emergency.
Edwards feels the definition is too broad-- that many non-emergency calls are being tagged emergency-- because the ambulance service, which is based in Galax, is refusing to a send a crew that far.
Edwards has the support of at least two local nursing home administrators.
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2:20:29
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((RICHARD EDWARDS: WE ENJOY HELPING PEOPLE, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE THERE FOR, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE THE MANPOWER TO DO IT. ))
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Edwards says the situation could be resolved if the ambulance service put an office in Hillsville.
But Carroll County's administrator says taxpayers are getting their money's worth-- that the ambulance service handles about a third of its calls in Carroll County.
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4:48:07
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IN Q=If you

((DAVE GROVE/CARROLL CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IF YOU CAN SHOW THAT THERE IS A DEFINITE NEED, WE'LL CERTAINLY ADDRESS IT, BUT BASED ON THE CALL PATTERN, THERE'S NOT ENOUGH CALLS TO JUSTIFY AT THIS POINT, PLACING A SATELLITE STATION HERE IN HILLSVILLE. ))
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Edwards' displeasure with the county goes even further.
He's upset that alcohol was available at a county function honoring a local family.
The Board of Supervisors has since sent out a release stating Carroll County would NOT foot that portion of the bill.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Police-Dogs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Man's best friend is proving he's also a trusted crime fighter.
Police K-9 team's from all across the east coast and as far as Kansas are in Roanoke this week to teach their dog's new tricks.
Tonya Flory reports.
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These canines are hot on the trail sniffing out everything from bombs planted in suitcases to cocaine and marijuana hidden under a rock...but narcotics dog's like Coco the lab are all work, which to them, is all play... Nat sound break of rewarding the dog but police work can still be "ruff"
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IN Q=If this dog

((Kevin KELLEHER/Master Trainer:IF THIS DOG IS NOT HARDNESS, IT'S A SOFT DOG AND IT GETS SCARED AND RUNS BACK OUT, IT'S A BAD EXPERIENCE FOR HIM. YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO USE THIS DOG. YOU NEED TO COUNT ON HIM, HE'S YOUR PARTNER, YOU'VE GOT TO COUNT ON HIM.))
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OUT Q=count on him

And officers say their canine partners are often better at catching a thief...
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((STEPHEN ELSWICK/K-9 HANDLER:SOMEBODY ROBS A BANK, RUNS INTO THE WOODS, MAYBE DROPS A GUN OR SOMETHING, THE CANINE CAN FIND IT A LOT FASTER THAN 10-15 OFFICERS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR IT.))
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OUT Q=for it

Trainers say it takes a lot of practice and only about one out of every 50 dogs will be certified...officers say they have to get on their level and think like a dog...
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SOT 1:23:01:09
IN Q=I would use

((KEVIN KELLEHER/MASTER TRAINER:I WOULD USE MY EYES AND STARE THEM DOWN. IT'S A CHALLENGE TO THEM. I DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT GIVE THEM A GOOD STARE AND THE DOG IS EITHER GOING TO PROTECT YOU OR MYSELF OR HE'S GOING TO BACK DOWN AND RUN AWAY.))
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And once these social dogs, whether their passive or aggressive get the hang of their job...they're not going for the glory, the reward is all praise.nat sound Tonya Flory, News 7.))

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ANCHOR=Jean
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It may be a little warm to think about snow skiing, but after this break we'll head up to Snowshoe to see what the resort is doing to prepare for skiers.
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and we'll see how some local bowlers are enjoying their favorite sport- despite their blindness.
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Snowshoe


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Skiing


There's no snow on the slopes yet, but the Snowshoe Mountain Resort has been busy preparing for the winter season.
Workers are in the middle of a multimillion dollar expansion.
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Tonight Joe Dashieel reports from Pocahontas County West Virginia with more on a high flying constrcution crew.
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Bailey


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-41
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A landmark case on the rights of pregnant women in Virginia has been settled out of court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/October 1996


Lisa Bailey was supposed to tell her story to a Roanoke jury this week.
She sued her employer, the Scott-Gallaher company, when she was fired after becoming pregnant.
She said they told her having a child would make her "unreliable."
A judge ruled against her at the first trial, but the Virginia Supreme Court said the judge was wrong and ordered a new one.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Bailey's attorney says Scott-Gallaher is paying her an undisclosed sum to settle the case.
Bailey now has two children and lives in northern Virginia .

Byrd


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The Republican hoping to become Roanoke's next Commissioner of Revenue says he wants to make the department more efficient AND accessible.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


If he's elected, Guy Byrd vows to CHANGE the way personal property is assessed.
The city currently uses the Red Book to calculate taxes.
Byrd wants AUTOMATED assessment, guided by the National Automobile Dealer's Association.
But he's says that system would NOT necessarily mean LOWER taxes.
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IN Q=If it lowers

((GUY BYRD/R- COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: IF IT LOWERS THE VALUE OF THE VEHICLE, AND IT WOULD HAVE A CORRESPONDING IMPACT ON A PERSON'S TAXES, THAT WOULD BE A PLEASANT BY- PRODUCT. THAT IS NOT THE REASON WE'RE SWITCHING THE GUIDES. ))
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Before making ANY change, Byrd says he would first make sure the new guidelines wouldn't sharply cut the city's revenue.
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Bond-Issue


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Among the items on this fall's ballot in Roanoke, a 39-million dollar bond referendum.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It's a vote the business community wants citizens to take seriously, because the money will go toward a variety of projects.
A group called "Advantage Roanoke" has formed to encourage people to vote for the referendum.
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IN Q=They'll be

((RUTH WILLSON/ADVANTAGE ROANOKE CHAIRWOMAN: THEY'LL BE A LOT OF BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE WORKED ON, THEY'LL BE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE 911 SYSTEM, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL SEE SOME IMPROVEMENTS, AND OF COURSE THERE'S SOME MONEY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


The bond will also cover school improvements, streets and sidewalks, and the city's storm drain system.
The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the group's announcement.
The chamber says the bond referendum has its full endorsement.

Kollmorgen


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=NONE


A company with 800 employees in Radford has won a six-million dollar contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;


Kollmorgen Motion Technologies will sell one of its brushless motor lines to Torrington Research of Connecticut.
The company puts the motors in residential air filtration systems its sells in Japan.
Torrington says in the near future it may also market the systems across the rest of Asia.
Kollmorgen says it has no current plans to increase employment due to the Torrington order.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street today, a drop in interest rates pushed the stock market closer to the eight thousand mark. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW was up 80 points to close at 79-hundred 97.
NASDAQ gained nine points for another record close .
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Blind-Bowling


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Bowling


A unique group of bowlers is hitting the lanes in Danville.
The bowlers are refusing to let a handicap keep them from enjoying their favorite sport.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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SUPER=01-Clifton Williamson/Blind Bowler; :28
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(( Ellen Wilson is trying hard to line up her shot, but she will never see where it goes.
She is a member of the Danville Blind Bowlers.
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IN Q=I love it.

((ELLEN WILSON/BLIND BOWLER: I LOVE IT. A LOT OF FUN, EXERCISE AND EXCITEMENT. WHEN YOU THROW IT IN THE GUTTER, IT JUST MAKES YOU WANT TO GET IT OUT AND DO BETTER NEXT TIME.))
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Touch is the trick to finding the right ball, and listening very closely lets you know if the pins fall.
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((nat sound: all but 2 pins falling ))
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IN Q=Just coming out

((CLIFTON WILLIAMSON/BLIND BOWLER: JUST COMING OUT, GETTING WITH THE CROWD, HAVING SOME FUN -- TO BE OUT. I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING EVERY MONDAY MORNING TO HAVE SOMEBODY TO BE WITH.))
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OUT Q=to be with
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VO-NAT


Cheering for each other keeps morale high,
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((nat sound -- Joyce Thomas cheering ))
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VO-NAT

and volunteers use their sight to coach the bowlers.
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IN Q=They keep me

((JOYCE THOMAS/VOLUNTEER: THEY KEEP ME CHEERED UP. I HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH EM. I DO. I ENJOY IT. I JUST HOPE THE GAME NEVER STOPS.))
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These blind bowlers won several awards at a national tournament last year, but they say this year, they'll need help paying for travel expenses. Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports on News 7, the Astros are closing in on the National League Central pennant after today's win.
The Jags host the Steelers tonight.
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And UVa is all set for its first road tri of the season.
Steve Mason will join us and fill us in on how they hope to avoid being road kill in Chapel Hill.
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S-Virginia


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


The Virginia Cavaliers venture down tobacco road this weekend for a Saturday afternoon date with ACC foe North Carolina.
Steve Mason says the smoke from UVa's stunning win of a year ago has cleared, and it reveals a Tarheel team that is out for revenge.
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S-WVu


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
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Your Hometown station has the Big East game of the week for you this Saturday at three o'clock.
West Virginia travels to Miami to take on the stumbling Canes who have lost back to back games.
WVU was off last week after losing to Boston College.
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S-Jags


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=JAGS/STEELERS


The Monday night spotlight will be shining Jacksonville tonight as the Steelers come to Florida to play the Jaguars.
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VO-NAT eng#


The Jags know they must find a way to contain the dangerous Kordell Stewart.
But the Steelers don't know if they'll face Steve Matthews or possibly Mark Brunell, who'se been injured since August 9th.
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((TOM COUGHLIN/JAGUARS HEAD COACH:))
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S-Bucs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=NFL


Last night the gulf coast side of the state was rocking as the Buccaneers beat the Dolphins 31-to-21.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/TNT; :00


Thanks to the new and improved quarterback, Trent Dilfer and rookie sensation Warrick Dunn, the Bucs have their fans thinking about an unbeaten year and the playoffs just four weeks into the season.
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((TONY DUNGY/BUCCANEERS HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...TYPE GAMES."
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


This is shaping up to be a big night for the Atlanta Braves.
Ace Greg Maddux is on the mound tonight pitching against the Expos. A win will give him 20 victories on the season, and make the Braves divisional champs for the 6th straight year.

S-Astros


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=MLB


This afternoon the Astros reduced their magic number for clinching the national league central to three games with a 6-to-3 win over the Reds.
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Jeff Bagwell put his name in the record books today with this theft of third base.
Bagwell is now the first Houston player to steal 30 bases and hit 30 homeruns in the same season.
Former Ferrum ace Billy Wagner got his 21st save of the season and saved his
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drive that was headed for his chest.
Astros win it 6-to-3.
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