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7E-Plane-Crash


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Authorities believe poor weather conditions contributed to the crash that killed the pilot of a single engine Cessna yesterday.
The accident happened near Stanardsville, which is north of Charlottesville.
The plane was left dangling in tree limbs after crashing in rain and fog yesterday near Skyline Drive.
His body was found beneath the wreckage.
According to police the plane was a four-seater Cessna registered in Florida.
Authorities have NOT identified the victim.


7E-Paper-Endorsements


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Both candidates vying for Virginia's governor picked up newspaper endorsements this weekend.
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed Republican Jim Gilmore.
The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot is supporting Democrat Don Beyer.
In endorsements for other races-- The Times-Dispatch is supporting Republican John Hager for lieutenant governor and Republican Mark Earley for attorney general.
In Saturday's edition, the Pilot endorsed Earley and Democrat L-F Payne for lieutenant governor.
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7Cranwell


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House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell has taken both candidates for governor to task for plans to cut personal property taxes.
Cranwell, a Democrat from Roanoke County, says it's absurd to cut taxes when the state has unmet needs.
Cranwell said he doubts that the General Assembly will pass either Republican Jim Gilmore's or Democrat Don Beyer's plan in their current forms.

7Bramblett


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Testimony will resume today in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett as the prosecution presents more witnesses.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :19


Last week number of witnesses took the stand to testify about their knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two children.
The trial is expected to last for a number of weeks.
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7E-Invention


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A childhood accident with peanut butter and jelly sandwich has lead one inventor to what he believes could change the manufacturing industry.
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When Tison Wyatt was 13, he got jelly on an electric meter while working on a radio.
He dunked it in his milk to wash it off, and noticed it registered a voltage.
Using that principal, he developed a way to monitor rubbers, plastics and other materials while they're being cured.
It eliminates the need to take product samples, and reduces waste due to improperly cured material.
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((TISON WYATT/INVENTOR; OH, I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED. I REALLY BELIEVE ONCE IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE, THERE'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE CHEMISTRY BOOKS OVER IT. 10:21:22
IT APPEARS TO BE A NEW TECHNIQUE TO FOLLOW A CHEMICAL REACTION IN A PASSIVE WAY, AND TO GET A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE REACTION SPECTRUM AND TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW SOME OF THE CRITICAL PARTS OF THE REACTION IN A VERY SIGNIFICANT WAY, PARTICULARLY FOR AN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION.))
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Wyatt unveiled the discovery at the American Chemical Society's regional meeting in Roanoke last week.
There's more information on the company's website.
The address is posted on the News 7 Webwatch page.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... Partly sunny and breezy with highs in the low to mid 60's.
Tonight looks mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30's...
And taking a look ahead...
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55e-Plane-Crash


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Investigators hope to retrieve the small engine plane that crashed into a tree over the weekend in the Shenandoah National Park.
The pilot was killed yesterday when the plane crashed in rain and fog near the Skyline Drive.
The Cessna was left dangling in tree limbs about 70 feet off the ground.
Authorities believe weather was a contributing factor in the crash.
The identity of the pilot, whose body was found under the wreckage, is being withheld until relatives are notified.

55Bramblett


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The prosecution will present more witnesses today at the Earl Bramblett Capital murder trial.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :19


Last week a number of witnesses took the stand to testify about their knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two young daughters.
The trial could last a few more weeks.
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55E-Paper-Endorsements


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With a little less than a week to go before voters head to the polls the candidates for governor have picked up some newspaper endorsements.
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed Republican Jim Gilmore.
The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot is supporting Democrat Don Beyer.
In endorsements for other races-- The Times-Dispatch is supporting Republican John Hager for lieutenant governor and Republican Mark Earley for attorney general.
In Saturday's edition, the Pilot endorsed Earley and Democrat L-F Payne for lieutenant governor.
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55Cranwell


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House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell is criticizing both Beyer and Gilmore's plans to cut personal property taxes.
Cranwell, a Democrat from Roanoke County, says it's absurd to cut taxes when the state has unmet needs.
Cranwell said he doubts that the General Assembly will pass either Republican Jim Gilmore's or Democrat Don Beyer's plan in their current forms.

55E-Train-Excursion


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More than 12-hundred packed a train for a day of travel in West Virginia.
The Amtrak excursion originated in Roanoke and Mayor David Bowers is hoping it's a sign of things to come.
The National Railway Historical Society organized the trips to Bluefield and Luray.
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It was the first excursion on Norfolk Southern tracks since the retirement of the old 6-11 steam engine nearly three years ago.
This weekend's trips sold out quickly.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE STATE STUDY INDICATED THAT IF AMTRAK BROUGHT PASSENGER SERVICE TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IT COULD BE PROFITABLE. THIS IS JUST A CLEAR INDICATION THAT THE PUBLIC WANTS TO RIDE ON TRAINS.))
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The Amtrak Superliner was just in town for the weekend.
And the future of Amtrak nationally is uncertain.
Congress has delayed the Amtrak bill which provides two- point- three billion dollars for improvements and operation changes.
The rail service could go broke in a few months if it's not funded.
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((BOWERS: IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WANTS TO SEE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE IN ROANOKE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA CONTACT YOUR FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE IN THE CONGRESS AND TELL THEM TO FUND AMTRAK.))
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The Railway Historical Society would like to make the excursion with Amtrak and annual event.

55weather


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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... Partly sunny and breezy with highs in the low to mid 60's.
Tonight looks mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30's...
And taking a look ahead...
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8E-Plane-Crash


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Rain and fog contributed to a single- engine plane crash in the Blue Ridge Mountains yesterday.
The aircraft was left dangling in tree limbs near Skyline Drive.
The accident happened near Stanardsville, which is north of Charlottesville.
Officials say one man, possibly the pilot, was killed-- he's believed to be the only person aboard the plane.
His body was found beneath the wreckage.
According to police the plane was a four-seater Cessna registered in Florida.
Authorities have NOT identified the victim.


8E-Paper-Endorsements


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Over the weekend, both candidates for Virginia Governor got support IN INK.
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed Republican Jim Gilmore.
The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot is supporting Democrat Don Beyer.
In endorsements for other races-- The Times-Dispatch is supporting Republican John Hager for lieutenant governor and Republican Mark Earley for attorney general.
In Saturday's edition, the Pilot endorsed Earley and Democrat L-F Payne for lieutenant governor.
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8Cranwell


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Personal property tax cuts are NOT winning favor from House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell.
The Roanoke county Democrat says it's absurd to cut taxes when the state has unmet needs.
Cranwell said he doubts that the General Assembly will pass either Republican Jim Gilmore's or Democrat Don Beyer's plan in their current forms.

8Bramblett


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The capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett enters its second week of testimony today.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :19


Last week number of witnesses took the stand to testify about their knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two children.
The trial is expected to last for a number of weeks.
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8E-Army-Reserves


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The U-S Army Reserve Garrrison Support Unit in Salem will soon be performing a similar duty that they had in Germany last December.
There, the 21-74 unit helped with Operation Joint Endeavor, processing and transferring soldiers.
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((COL. KEN VIEMEISTER/U-S ARMY RESERVES: WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE ALL THEIR PAY IS STRAIGHT, THEIR ORDERS ARE RIGHT THEY FINALLY MEET UP WITH OTHER MEMBER OF THEIR UNITES AND THEY COME BACK TOGETHER AS A UNIT AND TO BE SHIPPED BACK HOME AND WE ALSO DO IT ON THE WAY IN.))
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Now they'll be doing the same job for Fort Eustice as the army reorganizes.
Yesterday these reserves were officially taken off active duty.
The ceremony included promotion and service awards.
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((VIEMEISTER: THERE'S A KIND OF HOMETOWN ATMOSPHERE HERE. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WITH THE UNIT 21 YEARS. THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO MORALE, SPIRIT AND COMRADERY.))
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Viemeister (Vee-my-ster) says the reserves offer a unique perspective to the army because they come from all walks of life and are a good representation of the community.
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8Zoo


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Mill Mountain Zoo officials are hoping to breed Siberian Tigers-- and they're already raising plenty of money to do it.
The first phase of the zoo's fundraising campaign went well past its expectations.
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Ruby has been a favorite of zoo visitors since she came to Mill Mountain in the late 80s.
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((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: NEXT MONTH WE'LL BE TOURING OTHER ZOOS' TIGER FACILITIES, AND WE'LL BE COMING BACK WITH MORE DEFINITE PLANS ON THE ACTUAL BREEDING AND RESEARCH BUILDING, AND AGAIN WE HOPE THAT WILL KEEP IT IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC EYE THAT WAY.))
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The sale of tiger faces with the help of Exxon and P-M-I, along with corporate contributions netted 70-thousand dollars for the program.
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The zoo will also seek a 250- thousand dollar matching grant from the General Assembly.

8weather


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Turning your attention to weather this morning...
Skies will be turning partly sunny today, with highs in the low to mid 60s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.
We'll keep the partly sunny conditions throughout the work week, with temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60.
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