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7Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City Workers say they've been mistreated by the city and they want some restitution made from city council members.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


A group of employees said racism and discrimination is widespread among city government, and asked city council to make amends.
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SOT 7:42:00
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I KNOW THESE ACCUSATIONS HURT US ALL. LET ME JUST SAY THAT. WE WANT TO RESPOND TO THEM IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY, AND A POSITIVE WAY. ))
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((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY EMPLOYEE: WE KNOW THAT SOUNDS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE, AND WE KNOW THAT'S WHAT HAS TO BE SAID, BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE INSIDE. AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT I NEEDED TO EXPOSE. ))
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Mayor Bowers said he would look into the accusations, while the city employees say they're waiting for change.
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7marv-ALBERT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Albert, Marv


Testimony is set to begin today in the sex-abuse trial of Marv Albert.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


Yesterday, both sides presented vastly different pictures of what happened at an Arlington hotel on the evening of February 12th.
In his opening statements, the prosecutor accused the N-B-C sportscaster of severely biting a woman in a hotel room and forcing her to perform oral sex.
The defense said the sex may have been rough, but it was consensual.
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7Hillsville-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-59)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A rescue squad should spend more time on emergencies -- that's the opinion of the former captain of the Hillsville Volunteer rescue workers.
He resigned because he thinks workers spend too much time on NON- emergency calls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Richard Edwards says he's tired of answering calls he feels should be handled by the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Ambulance Service, the organization contracted by Carroll 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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VO-NAT


Edwards believes the ambulance service, which is stationed in Galax, is refusing to handle certain calls, because of distance.
Mike Smith says about a third of the organization's calls are handled in Carroll County-- with an adequate staff.
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((MIKE SMITH/AMBULANCE SERVICE DIRECTOR: AT THIS CURRENT TIME, WE HAVE 12- FULL TIME STAFF, EIGHT PART TIMERS AND 2- OFFICE STAFF. ))
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Edwards says the situation could be resolved if the ambulance service would put an office in Carroll County.
But Carroll County administrator, Dave Grove, says it's not needed.
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7S-Ramsey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Military Plane Crash


The father of a missing airman is not giving up hope that his son may still be alive.
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VO-NAT


Twenty-seven- 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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7E-hardy-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Fire


One person was taken to the hospital after a fire ripped through a Franklin County home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


The blaze started eleven in the basement of a home on Hardy Road.
Crews had trouble battling the blaze after the first floor caved in.
The owner's girlfriend was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
Officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Tuesday weather outlook... Bring your umbrella with you today the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with the chance of a shower-- highs in the low to mid 70's and tonight look for light rain maybe even a possible shower lows in the low to mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/24/97
Wednesday:

SUPER=130-1/Amber Durr/Vinton;



SUPER=130-7/Chelsea Ahmad/Fincastle;



SUPER=130-9/Karen Rogers/Newport;



SUPER=130-6/Ebony Hancock/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-9/Shanice Smith/Bassett;



SUPER=130-40/Randy Webb/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-12/Kyle Dangerfield/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Tiffany Yates/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Richard Smith/Elliston;



SUPER=130-16/Sarah White/Cloverdale;


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SUPER=130-/Marshall & Jeanie Matherly/Martinsville;



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55Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City Workers say their the victims of discrimination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


At a ctiy council meeting last night, a group of employees said racism and discrimination is widespread among city government, and asked city council to make amends.
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SOT 7:42:00
IN Q=I KNOW THESE

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I KNOW THESE ACCUSATIONS HURT US ALL. LET ME JUST SAY THAT. WE WANT TO RESPOND TO THEM IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY, AND A POSITIVE WAY. ))
OUT Q=a positive way.

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SOT 7:50:41
IN Q=WE KNOW

((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY EMPLOYEE: WE KNOW THAT SOUNDS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE, AND WE KNOW THAT'S WHAT HAS TO BE SAID, BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE INSIDE. AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT I NEEDED TO EXPOSE. ))
SUPER=@Bowers; :00
SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Employee; :12
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OUT Q=EXPOSE
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VO-NAT


Mayor Bowers said he would look into the accusations, while the city employees say they're waiting for change.
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55ALBERT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=albert, Marv


In Arlington, testimony is expected to begin today in the sex-abuse trial of Marv Albert.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


Yesterday, both sides presented vastly different pictures of what happened on the evening of February 12th.
In his opening statements, the prosecutor accused the N-B-C sportscaster of severely biting a woman in a hotel room and forcing her to perform oral sex.
But the defense said everything that happened that night was consensual.
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55Hillsville-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-59)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The former captain of the Hillsville Volunteer rescue workers is hoping his resignation will call attention to what he calls unnecessary calls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Richard Edwards says he's tired of answering calls he feels should be handled by the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Ambulance Service, the organization contracted by Carroll 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. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Edwards/Former Rescue Squad Captain;
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OUT Q=asthma attack.
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VO-NAT


Edwards believes the ambulance service, which is stationed in Galax, is refusing to handle certain calls, because of distance.
Mike Smith says about a third of the organization's calls are handled in Carroll County-- with an adequate staff.
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IN Q=At this

((MIKE SMITH/AMBULANCE SERVICE DIRECTOR: AT THIS CURRENT TIME, WE HAVE 12- FULL TIME STAFF, EIGHT PART TIMERS AND 2- OFFICE STAFF. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Ambulance Service Director; QUICK
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VO-NAT


Edwards says the situation could be resolved if the ambulance service would put an office in Carroll County.
But Carroll County administrator, Dave Grove, says it's not needed.
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55E-KPMG-Caring


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was a very different work day for at K-P-M-G Peat Marwick.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The international accounting firm celebrated something it calls a "World of Spirit Day".
Both in the Roanoke Valley and all across the country, employees from K-P-M-G offices did volunteer work-
They painted, cleaned and even did some landscaping.
In our area, agencies that benefitted include the Virginia Baptist Children's Home, Trust, and the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


This event is the centerpiece of K-P-M-G's 100-year anniversary.

55E-hardy-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Fire


A woman was taken to the hospital yesterday following a fire at Franklin County home yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


The fire started around eleven in the basement of the home on Hardy Road.
Crews had trouble battling the blaze after the first floor caved in.
The owner's girlfriend was home at the time and was taken to Franklin Memorial and treated for minor injuries.
There's no word yet on what caused the blaze.
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55weather


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Time now to check today's cloudy forecast--
We have a chance of showers later on, with daytime highs reaching the low to mid 70s.
Cloudy tonight, with more light rain possible.
Lows in the low to mid 50s.
Checking the extended outlook...
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8Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke city council came under attack last night by some disgruntled city employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


A group of workers said racism and discrimination is widespread among city government, and asked city council to make amends.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:42:00
IN Q=I KNOW THESE

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I KNOW THESE ACCUSATIONS HURT US ALL. LET ME JUST SAY THAT. WE WANT TO RESPOND TO THEM IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY, AND A POSITIVE WAY. ))
OUT Q=a positive way.

butt/butt/butt
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SOT 7:50:41
IN Q=WE KNOW

((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY EMPLOYEE: WE KNOW THAT SOUNDS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE, AND WE KNOW THAT'S WHAT HAS TO BE SAID, BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE INSIDE. AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT I NEEDED TO EXPOSE. ))
SUPER=@Bowers; :00
SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Employee; :12
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=EXPOSE
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VO-NAT


Mayor Bowers said he would look into the accusations, while the city employees say they're waiting for change.
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8Marv-ALBERT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=albert, Marv


Sportscaster Marv Albert's sex abuse trial will feature testimony today in Arlington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


Yesterday, both sides presented vastly different pictures of what happened on the evening of February 12th.
In his opening statements, the prosecutor accused the N-B-C sportscaster of severely biting a woman in a hotel room and forcing her to perform oral sex.
But the defense said everything that happened that night was consensual.
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8Hillsville-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-59)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Hillsville Volunteer Rescue Squad should spend more time on EMERGENCY calls, and LESS time on those that can be handled elsewhere.
That's according to the squad's former captain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Richard Edwards says he's tired of answering calls he feels should be handled by the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Ambulance Service, the organization contracted by Carroll County.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Edwards/Former Rescue Squad Captain;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=asthma attack.
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VO-NAT


Edwards believes the ambulance service, which is stationed in Galax, is refusing to handle certain calls, because of distance.
Mike Smith says about a third of the organization's calls are handled in Carroll County-- with an adequate staff.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=At this

((MIKE SMITH/AMBULANCE SERVICE DIRECTOR: AT THIS CURRENT TIME, WE HAVE 12- FULL TIME STAFF, EIGHT PART TIMERS AND 2- OFFICE STAFF. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Ambulance Service Director; QUICK
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=office staff.
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VO-NAT


Edwards says the situation could be resolved if the ambulance service would put an office in Carroll County.
But Carroll County administrator, Dave Grove, says it's not needed.
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85-Hardy-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=fire


A fast- moving fire ripped through a Franklin county home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The blaze started in the basement of the Hardy Road home and quickly weakened the house.
The first floor started to cave in, so firefighters were NOT able to combat the blaze directly.
Flames eventually burned through the roof.
The homeowner's girlfriend was in the house at the time. She was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital.
The Fire Marshal's office expects the home to smolder for a few days, so the investigation probably won't be complete until later in the week.
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8E-Bailey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-41
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A Virginia woman has settled out of court in her landmark discrimination suit over the rights of pregnant women.
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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=Melanie
SS=NONE


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 .

8weather


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Turning your attention now to weather--
Skies will be mostly cloudy today, with showers possible.
Highs warming into the lower 70s.
Tonight could bring more light rain, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Looking ahead to the next four days...
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