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7Alcatel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-63)
GRAPHIC=Alcatel


A Roanoke County fiberoptics plant closed its doors suddenly yesterday morning leaving more than 200 workers without a job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Alcatel gave its workers pink slips with their paychecks.
Veteran plant worker David Brinkley says employees had suspicions about the shut down...
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SOT 14:07:32
IN Q= They built a plant

((DAVID BRINKLEY:THEY BUILT A PLANT DOWN IN CLAREMONT, NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO AND EVERYBODY KNEW THAT THIS JOB WOULD COME TO AN END SOONER OR LATER EVEN THOUGH NOBODY WANTED IT TO))
SUPER=01-David Brinkley/Alcatel Employee for 11 Years;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=wanted it to
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VO-NAT


The final shutdown is scheduled to be complete by early 19-98...the plant will run on limited operation until December 11 of this year.
Alcatel is also offering certain employees the opportunity to apply for current openings at its other facilities.
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7E-Reinvestment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=First Union/Signet


First Union's plan to acquire Signet Bank is not going smoothly.
Yesterday in Roanoke, A coalition of community groups said First Union has failed to meet its obligations to low income and minority consumers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Community Reinvestment Coalition includes members of the N-Double A-C-P, the Baptist Ministers Conference, and other neighborhood groups.
The coalition alleges discrimination in lending practices, and fears that more neighborhood branches will close.
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SOT
IN Q=The larger it gets

((MARTIN JEFFREY/COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION: THE LARGER IT GETS, THE LESS ACCESS WE HAVE. THE LARGER IT GETS, THE LESS INPUT WE HAVE IN TERMS OF POLICIES.)) ((AMAZETTA ANDERSON/COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION: WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO LOOK AT IT AND SEE, HAS FIRST UNION BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO YOU? ARE YOU SATISFIED? AND IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE FACTS AND SAY, WE'RE NOT HAPPY.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Community Reinvestment Coalition;
SUPER=01-Amazetta Anderson/Community Reinvestment Coalition;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=we're not happy.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=First Union


A spokesman for First Union says the bank has extended billions of dollars of loans in low and moderate income communities.
He says First Union is proud of a Community Reinvestment Program that serves as a model for other banks.

7Smith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-64)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A judge sentenced William Howard Smith the second to a year in jail and pay a 17 hundred dollar fine for running a prostitution ring in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 21;


For a brief period last spring, live models showed off lingerie at Shooters-44.
Police said it was a front for prostitution.
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SOT 5:30:05
IN Q=This is a

((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS CRIME. IT'S ONE THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT CATCH, AS EVIDENCED BY THE FACT THIS IS THE FIRST "PIMPING" CONVICTION I CAN THINK OF IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=last five years.
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Smith's lawyer says this case may have been influenced by last week's obscenity conviction against a local strip club.
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SOT 5:34:20
IN Q=

((ERIC SPENCER/SMITH'S ATTORNEY: IT'S A BACKWASH-AS IT WERE- OF MORALITY. AND "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS" TOOK THE FIRST STEP FORWARD. SHOOTERS-44 CAME IN, TOOK THAT NEXT STEP, AND THE LOCALITY DOESN'T LIKE IT.))
SUPER=01-Eric Spencer/Smith's Attorney
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=doesn't like it.
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VO-NAT


Smith's family was stunned.
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7Fatal-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A single car accident claimed the life of a man in Roanoke County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The accident happened on Yellow Mountain Road in Roanoke County.
Police say Jacob Wickert lost control of his vehicle and drove over the embankment.
The car then became airborne and landed on Route 2-20 North.
Wickert died at the scene.
Traffic was blocked on 2-20 for over two hours.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Friday forecast... Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80's.
Tonight looks clear with lows dropping into the 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS!10/12/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-66/Charles Land Jr./Roanoke;



SUPER=130-15/Rashanda Wise/Vernon Hill;



SUPER=130-6/Lesleigh Smith/Riner;



SUPER=130-75/John Steele Jr./Riner;



SUPER=130-20/Amy Dunford/Dublin;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-47th/Arthur & Mildred Beck/Chatham;



SUPER=130-/Audrey Chandler/South Boston;



SUPER=130-16/Leigh Handy/Stuart;


Monday:

SUPER=130-38/Michael Draper/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-83/Ocie Conner/Shawsville;



SUPER=130-14/Michelle Cromer/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-86/Curtis George/Gretna;



SUPER=130-40/Donna Hensely/Evington;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Donna Britt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Jeffrey Bowling/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-/Bonnie Belcher/Danville;



SUPER=130-/Betty Hodges/Danville;



SUPER=130-/Dorothy Washburn/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Polly Bowles/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Maggie Crumpacker/Fincastle;

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55Alcatel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-63)
GRAPHIC=Alcatel


A Roanoke County plant is stopping production leaving more than 200 without jobs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Yesterda Alcatel employees received pink slips with their paychecks.
Veteran plant worker David Brinkley says employees had suspicions about the shut down...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:07:32
IN Q= They built a plant

((DAVID BRINKLEY:THEY BUILT A PLANT DOWN IN CLAREMONT, NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO AND EVERYBODY KNEW THAT THIS JOB WOULD COME TO AN END SOONER OR LATER EVEN THOUGH NOBODY WANTED IT TO))
SUPER=01-David Brinkley/Alcatel Employee for 11 Years;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=wanted it to
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VO-NAT


The final shutdown is scheduled to be complete by early 19-98...the plant will run on limited operation until December 11 of this year.
Alcatel is also offering certain employees the opportunity to apply for current openings at its other facilities.
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55E-Smith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke man is going to prison for hiring out prostitutes from a city business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April


Smith worked at Shooters 44, a Williamson Road lingerie shop with LIVE models.
One night in April, a pair of undercover detectives got Smith to set up a meeting with two of the models at a nearby motel.
It was going to cost them 325 dollars for an hour with the women.
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SOT 5:31:02
IN Q=The establishment

((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: THE ESTABLISHMENT WAS BEING INVESTIGATED BECAUSE IT WAS BELIEVED TO BE A FRONT FOR PROSTITUTION, AND THAT'S WHAT THE DETECTIVES FOUND ON THAT NIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=on that night.
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VO-NAT


SMITH's lawyer says the vice squad officers shortchanged him on the 325 dollars- -and that Smith was too busy counting the cash to be careful about what else was happening.
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SOT 5:35:20
IN Q=

((HE WAS DISTRACTED BY THE MONEY. HE WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION AT ALL. HE SAW THAT GREEN AND HE WAS MOST DISTRACTED. I'M NOT SAYING IT WAS A SET-UP. I'M SAYING HE EXERCISED VERY POOR JUDGMENT.))
SUPER=01-Eric Spencer/Smith's Attorney
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=very poor judgment.
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VO-NAT


Spencer believes the judge may have been influenced by last week's jury verdict in the obscenity case against a local strip joint.
SUPER=@file


Judge Clifford Weckstein sentenced Smith to one year in jail.
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555-Reinvestment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=first union/signet


A coalition of community groups is alleging discrimination as it works to stop First Union's acquistion of Signet Bank.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Community Reinvestment Coalition alleges discrimination in First Union's lending practices.
And the group says the consolidation of the two banks will mean the loss of more neighborhood branches.
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SOT
IN Q=We want the public

((AMAZETTA ANDERSON/COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION: WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO LOOK AT IT AND SEE. HAS FIRST UNION BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO YOU? ARE YOU SATISFIED? AND IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE FACTS AND SAY, "WE'RE NOT HAPPY."))
SUPER=01-Amazetta Anderson/Community Reinvestment Coalition;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we're not happy.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=first union


A spokesman for First Union says the bank has extended billions of dollars worth of loans in low and moderate income communities.
Jeep Bryant says the bank is proud of a Community Reinvestment Program that serves as a model for other banks.

55Fatal-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


One person is dead after a single car accident in Roanoke County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The accident happened on Yellow Mountain Road.
Police say Jacob Wickert lost control of his vehicle and drove over an embankment.
The car then became airborne and landed on Route 2-20 North.
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55E-Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Murder charges are the reason a Martinsville man is behind bars.
Police say 24- year- old James Antonio Hodge shot and killed Elmer Ray Hagwood shortly after midnight Wednesday.
Twenty-two- year- old Hagwood was found dead on a street in Bassett.
Hodge is also charged with shooting 37- year- old Harold Taylor in the arm.

55weather


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Taking a look at your Friday forecast... Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80's.
Tonight looks clear with lows dropping into the 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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8Alcatel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-63)
GRAPHIC=Alcatel


More than 200 people are out of work this morning after a Roanoke County fiberoptics plant closed its doors yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Alcatel gave its workers pink slips with their paychecks.
Veteran plant worker David Brinkley says employees had suspicions about the shut down...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:07:32
IN Q= They built a plant

((DAVID BRINKLEY:THEY BUILT A PLANT DOWN IN CLAREMONT, NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO AND EVERYBODY KNEW THAT THIS JOB WOULD COME TO AN END SOONER OR LATER EVEN THOUGH NOBODY WANTED IT TO))
SUPER=01-David Brinkley/Alcatel Employee for 11 Years;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=wanted it to
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VO-NAT


The final shutdown is scheduled to be complete by early 19-98...the plant will run on limited operation until December 11 of this year.
Alcatel is also offering certain employees the opportunity to apply for current openings at its other facilities.
(----------------)



85-Reinvestment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=first union/signet


A coalition of community groups is challenging First Union's plan to acquire Signet Bank.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Community Reinvestment Coalition alleges discrimination in First Union's lending practices.
And the group says the consolidation of the two banks will mean the loss of more neighborhood branches.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We want the public

((AMAZETTA ANDERSON/COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION: WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO LOOK AT IT AND SEE. HAS FIRST UNION BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO YOU? ARE YOU SATISFIED? AND IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE FACTS AND SAY, "WE'RE NOT HAPPY."))
SUPER=01-Amazetta Anderson/Community Reinvestment Coalition;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we're not happy.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=first union


A spokesman for First Union says the bank has extended billions of dollars worth of loans in low and moderate income communities.

8Smith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-64)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales

William Howard Smith the Second, was senteced to a year in jail and a 17 hundred dollar fine after being convicted of running a prostitution ring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 21;


For a brief period last spring, live models showed off lingerie at Shooters-44.
Police said it was a front for prostitution.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:30:05
IN Q=This is a

((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS CRIME. IT'S ONE THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT CATCH, AS EVIDENCED BY THE FACT THIS IS THE FIRST "PIMPING" CONVICTION I CAN THINK OF IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=last five years.
(----------------)


Smith's lawyer says this case may have been influenced by last week's obscenity conviction against a local strip club.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:34:20
IN Q=

((ERIC SPENCER/SMITH'S ATTORNEY: IT'S A BACKWASH-AS IT WERE- OF MORALITY. AND "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS" TOOK THE FIRST STEP FORWARD. SHOOTERS-44 CAME IN, TOOK THAT NEXT STEP, AND THE LOCALITY DOESN'T LIKE IT.))
SUPER=01-Eric Spencer/Smith's Attorney
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=doesn't like it.
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VO-NAT


Smith's family was stunned.
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8E-Hornsby


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


They spent just one afternoon rehearsing together before their performance at the Salem Civic Center.
But the Roanoke Symphony and Bruce Hornsby impressed a sell-out crowd last night.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 07:29:38
IN Q=We've played with

((BRUCE HORNSBY: WE'VE DONE IT MAYBE THREE OTHER TIMES. WE'VE PLAYED WITH THREE OTHER ORCHESTRAS AND THIS ONE'S THE BEST THAT WE'VE PLAYED WITH. I HOPE THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE REALIZE WHAT THEY HAVE HERE, BECAUSE THIS SYMPHONY IS REALLY SOMETHING.))
SUPER=07-Bruce Hornsby;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=is really something.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


With five albums behind him and three grammys on the shelf, Bruce Hornsby has collaborated with musicians of every stripe.
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SOT 07:00:57
IN Q=MUSIC...white wheeled limousine

(( ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=was standing low...
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VO-NAT


The Williamsburg native says he enjoys the opportunity to play with an orchestra, and hear the sound that only a symphony can create.
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SOT 07:30:31
IN Q=Awesome is an overused word

((AWESOME IS AN OVERUSED WORD, BUT IT REALLY WORKS IN THIS CASE BECAUSE WHEN THAT BIG SONORITY, THAT BIG BEAUTIFUL STRING SOUND COMES IN IT'S GORGEOUS. I HAD CHILLS LOTS OF TIME PLAYING UP THERE.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=playing up there.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Hornsby is now working on his sixth album... but fans will have to wait a little longer. It isn't due until sometime next year.

8weather


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Taking a look at your Friday forecast... Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80's.
Tonight looks clear with lows dropping into the 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Partly/Sunny/83-87/Clear with/a Light Breeze/53-58;

SUPER=#555;RESET