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7Goodyear


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TAPE#97-71
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Despite the fact it could close the Danville Goodyear plant, union members have refused to switch to a continuous work week.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


817 people voted against a continuous work week -- 760 for it.
This means Danville Goodyear employees will NOT have to work Sundays -- and they will earn double-time when they do.
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SOT 55:50
IN Q=I've always been against continuous

((DANNY BARBER/UNION PRESIDENT: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AGAINST CONTINUOUS BECAUSE I PERSONALLY FEEL WHEN A PERSON WORKS ON SUNDAYS IT SHOULD BE UP TO THAT INDIVIDUAL.))
SUPER=01-Danny Barber/Union President; RUNS=:10
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But managers say this is bad news for Danville's Goodyear.
They say they can not make enough tires without working continuously -- and now they may close the plant.
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Danville is the only Goodyear plant that does NOT have a continuous work cycle.


72Woman's-War


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TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War


You may or may not believe in ghosts, but historians say spirits of the Civil War continue to live on in this country.
At the Bedford plantation home called Avenel, some say there is one ghost who walks the halls.
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SUPER=03-Bedford;


Avenel is rich in history, but those responsible for restoring the grand old home say at one of the original owners remains.
Peggy Maupin has seen "The White Lady," and has her own ideas as to who it is.
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IN Q=I'D SAY IT'S

((PEGGY MAUPIN/FORMER AVENEL OWNER: I'D SAY IT'S MS. BURWELL. OTHERS CALL IT SOMEONE ELSE, BUT WHO ELSE WOULD IT BE BUT MS BURWELL. SHE WAS LOOKING AFTER HER HOME.))
SUPER=01-Peggy Maupin/Former Avenel Owner;
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Denise Allen will introduce us to the "White Lady of Avenel" in the final part of her series, "A Woman's War."
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7S-Cable-Zapping


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TAPE#=97-74
GRAPHIC=Cox Communications


Cox Communications announced it will be changing channels to keep people from illegally receiving cable programming without paying for it.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This part of the Theft Amnesty program includes inspections and focuses on people who buy illegal equipment that allows them to receive cable channels.
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SOT 13.11.22 - 13.11.30
IN Q=Because there is

((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: BECAUSE THERE IS THIS GROWING SITUATION AND GROWING PROBLEM WE ARE SEEING CUSTOMERS WHO NEED TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE PURCHASING. THEY SHOULD BE GETTING THEIR EQUIPMENT USUALLY FROM THEIR CABLE COMPANY))
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Illegal cable customers have until December 31st to cut off their service or become paying customers.
After that, Cox says it plans to prosecute habitual offenders.
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7Wendell-Scott


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The only black race car driver in the history of NASCAR is remembered.
A Danville road will be renamed in his honor.
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SUPER=03-Danville/1986;


Keens Mill Road will soon be called Wendell Scott Drive, in honor of the only black race car driver to ever win a NASCAR race.
Scott started racing almost 50 years ago in Danville.
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SOT 2:22:37
IN Q=My father was a gem

((WENDELL SCOTT JR./SON: MY FATHER WAS A GEM OF A MAN YET ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL APPROACHABLE PEOPLE I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE. A GOOD WAY TO DESCRIBE MY FATHER IS LOYAL.))
SUPER=07-Wendell Scott, Jr.;
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Scott did not have sponsors or much money -- but he made his own cars and frequently finished in the top ten.
Some say the road will show young people that even with nothing, they can rise to the top.
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SOT 8:50:15
IN Q=I just wish it could

((FRANCES MONTAGUE/NEIGHBOR: I JUST WISH IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED WHEN WENDELL WAS LIVING SO HE COULD HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS THEY'RE DOING FOR HIM NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Frances Montague/Neighbor;
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Wendell Scott died in 19-90.
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7weather


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Turning now to Friday's forecast--
Conditions will stay pretty damp, with periods of rain and drizzle.
Highs near 50.
More showers likely tonight, with northerly winds.
Lows staying pretty steady, in the lower 40s.
Taking a look at the extended forecast..
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/9/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-/Shirley Mills/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/Kayla Slaughter/Woodlawn;



SUPER=130-7/Ray Lawrence/Elliston;



SUPER=130-9/James Bishop/Radford;



SUPER=130-5/Kieshundra Pollard/Appomattox;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-1st/Don & Charlotte Craig/Bassett;



SUPER=130-15/John Colvin/Clifton Forge;


Monday:

SUPER=130-28/J. C. Caldwell/Riner;



SUPER=130-11/Mary Roberts/Pelham, NC;



SUPER=130-10/Markus Ruley/Lexington;



SUPER=130-8/Rapheal Craighead/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-3/Raven Walker/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-33/Candy Chitwood/Ridgeway;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-2/Shawn Valentine/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Ben & Lucille Kirk/Truevine;



SUPER=130-15/Justin Leffue/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Myrtle Tomlin/Amherst;



SUPER=130-78/Wilson Elliott/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Connie Johnson/Roanoke;

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55E-Goodyear


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Danville union workers have voted down a plan to switch to a continuous work week, it's a vote that could mean trouble for the plant.
Tina Tenret reports.
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SUPER=01-Danny Barber/Union President; :19
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Communications Manager; 1:04
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:16
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OUT Q=News 7 Danville

(( Union members stood outside the voting hall pressuring people to vote against going continuous -- and they may have succeeded.
817 people voted against a continuous work week -- 760 for it.
This means Danville Goodyear employees will NOT have to work Sundays -- and they will earn double-time when they do.
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SOT 55:50
IN Q=I've always been against continuous

((DANNY BARBER/UNION PRESIDENT: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AGAINST CONTINUOUS BECAUSE I PERSONALLY FEEL WHEN A PERSON WORKS ON SUNDAYS IT SHOULD BE UP TO THAT INDIVIDUAL. IT'S BEEN NOTED OVER THE YEARS THAT IN THIS AREA, WE'VE BEEN KNOWN TO BE WORKING AND LIVING IN THE BIBLE BELT. THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THIS PLANT THAT OBSERVE THE SABBATH AS THE HOLY BOOK -- THE HOLY BIBLE -- SAYS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE OBSERVED AND I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD RESPECT THAT.))
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But managers say this is bad news for Danville's Goodyear.
They say they can not make enough tires without working continuously -- and now they may close the plant.
Goodyear is Danville's second largest employer -- with the highest pay rate in town.
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SOT 1:45:58
IN Q=The vote today is very

((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: THE VOTE TODAY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE OF THE DANVILLE-GOODYEAR PLANT. AT CURRENT CAPACITY WE CANNOT MEET DEMAND FOR MEDIUM RADIAL TRUCK TIRES. WE HAVE ALREADY LOST SOME MARKET SHARE BECAUSE WE CANNOT MEET THIS DEMAND. ))
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Danville is the only Goodyear plant that does NOT have a continuous work cycle.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))


55Tire-Dump


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The owner of a Roanoke County tire dump says the county is driving him out of business.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Willy Keeling's tire dump holds an estimated three million scraps of rubber.
The Department of Environmental Quality calls the sight a potential health hazard and the county has requested Keeling remove the tires or sell the property.
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SOT 13:13:42
IN Q=If you do have

((PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY:IF YOU DO HAVE A TIRE FIRE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT NOT ONLY PETROLEUM BASED RUN OFF THAT GOES INTO CREEKS AND STREAMS. WE'RE LOOKING AT BACK CREEK AND THE ROANOKE RIVER, BUT IN ADDITION THE FUMES, THE AIR POLLUTION THAT COMES FROM THAT))
SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/County Attorney; RUNS=:14
OUT Q=comes from that.
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Clean up costs range from three to six million dollars, which Keeling says he doesn't have.
County officials have had trouble surveying the land because Keeling won't allow them on his property.
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55S-Cable-Zapping


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In an effort to keep people from stealing cable, Cox Communications announced it will be changing some channel programming.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This part of the Theft Amnesty program includes inspections and focuses on people who buy illegal equipment that allows them to receive cable channels.
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SOT 13.11.22 - 13.11.30
IN Q=Because there is

((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: BECAUSE THERE IS THIS GROWING SITUATION AND GROWING PROBLEM WE ARE SEEING CUSTOMERS WHO NEED TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE PURCHASING. THEY SHOULD BE GETTING THEIR EQUIPMENT USUALLY FROM THEIR CABLE COMPANY))
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
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OUT Q=their cable company.
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Illegal cable customers have until December 31st to cut off their service or become paying customers.
After that, Cox says it plans to prosecute habitual offenders.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Cox Communications


So far, Cox says its audits have uncovered about 400 people getting cable programming illegally.

55WEATHER


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Time now to take a look at wet Friday forecast--
Expect rain and drizzle off and on today, with highs climbing only to near 50.
Showers likely tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
The four day outlook is wet through tomorrow, then partly cloudy by Sunday.
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8Bramblett


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Ideas for the Hodges family murder may NOT have come from the mind of condemned killer Earl Bramblett-- but from a detective magazine.
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"Front Page Detective." was seized from Bramblett's motel room.
One article profiles a murder on August 29th- -the day the Hodges were found dead in their home.
There's an article about setting fire to destroy the evidence.
The same one refers to kerosene splashed all over a woman's body- -just what Bramblett did to Teresa Hodges.
Many people believe this was not the first time Bramblett committed a crime involving young girls.
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SOT 11:33:00 -Helen Akers
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((MY DAUGHTERS WORKED AT EARL'S SHOP ON FIFTH STREET, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T LIVE FAR FROM THERE. AND SHE SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF TIME THERE. FROM THE TIME LIKE SHE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD, BECAUSE HER OLDER SISTERS WERE THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Helen Akers/Missing Girl's Mother;
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OUT Q=were there
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Helen Akers' daughter Tammy disappeared in 19-76. She's afraid she'll never know what happened.
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8Wendell-Scott


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Race car driver Wendell Scott made tracks during his lifetime-- now he'll have a Danville road named after him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/1986;


Keens Mill Road will soon be called Wendell Scott Drive, in honor of the only black race car driver to ever win a NASCAR race.
Scott started racing almost 50 years ago in Danville.
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SOT 2:22:37
IN Q=My father was a gem

((WENDELL SCOTT JR./SON: MY FATHER WAS A GEM OF A MAN YET ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL APPROACHABLE PEOPLE I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE. A GOOD WAY TO DESCRIBE MY FATHER IS LOYAL.))
SUPER=07-Wendell Scott, Jr.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=is loyal
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VO-NAT


Scott did not have sponsors or much money -- but he made his own cars and frequently finished in the top ten.
Some say the road will show young people that even with nothing, they can rise to the top.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:50:15
IN Q=I just wish it could

((FRANCES MONTAGUE/NEIGHBOR: I JUST WISH IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED WHEN WENDELL WAS LIVING SO HE COULD HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS THEY'RE DOING FOR HIM NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Frances Montague/Neighbor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=him now.
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VO-NAT


Wendell Scott died in 19-90.
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8S-Connex


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TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Business News


Some customers of Connex Pipe Systems in Botetourt Country travelled a distance to check out the company's merchandise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Troutville


A group of Chinese engineers visited the Troutville facility yesterday.
They're buying three-million dollars' worth of pipe for a power plant in the Chinese province Jiangsu (JANG-sue).
For the engineers, it was a chance to check out their investment.
And for Connex, it was a chance to show off its pipes.
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SOT 02:10:51
IN Q=WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS

((BOB BELDYK/CONNEX VICE PRESIDENT: WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS IS WE HAVE FIRST-TIME EXPOSURE WITH THIS PARTICULAR CUSTOMER. AND IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THEM COME INTO OUR FACILITY, SEE OUR CAPABILITIES, SEE WHAT WE CAN DO, AND ALSO SHOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE VIRGINIA-ROANOKE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Bob Beldyk/Connex Vice President
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OUT Q=virginia-roanoke area
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After the tour, the engineers got a few gifts to commemorate their visit to the Valley.
They're going home with Connex hats, Botetourt County mugs, and lots of Virginia peanuts.
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8Tire-Dump


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A local tire dealer says the county is forcing him to abandon his business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Willy Keeling has a tire dump with an estimated three million scraps of rubber.
The Department of Environmental Quality is calling the sight a potential health hazard and the county has requested Keeling remove the tires or sell the property.
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SOT 13:13:42
IN Q=If you do have

((PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY:IF YOU DO HAVE A TIRE FIRE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT NOT ONLY PETROLEUM BASED RUN OFF THAT GOES INTO CREEKS AND STREAMS. WE'RE LOOKING AT BACK CREEK AND THE ROANOKE RIVER, BUT IN ADDITION THE FUMES, THE AIR POLLUTION THAT COMES FROM THAT))
SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/County Attorney; RUNS=:14
OUT Q=comes from that.
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Clean up costs range from three to six million dollars, which Keeling says he doesn't have.
He says he's selling the tires and leaving the state.
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8weather


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Keep those umbrellas handy today-- we'll see periods of rain and drizzle.
Highs around 50.
Showers likely tonight, with temperatures dropping into the lower 40s.
Looking ahead, showers linger through tomorrow, with highs in the 50s.
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