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7E-Goodyear


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TAPE#97-80
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Pink slips are being handed out at the Goodyear plant in Danville
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even though just a few weeks ago the plant was planning to hire hundreds.
Communications Manager Kori Reed says the union's refusal to work on Sundays prompted Goodyear to stop investing in the Danville plant.
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Goodyear has already moved some equipment to plants that produce tires seven days a week.
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7E-First-Union


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TAPE#97-82
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Another bank merger involving a bank in Virginia -- First Union says it's taking over Philadelphia-based CoreStates Financial for a reported 16-point-six BILLION dollars in stock.
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The deal will make First Union the sixth-largest bank in the country, and the biggest bank on the East Coast.
A First Union spokeswoman said the merger should NOT have any impact on jobs in the Roanoke Valley.
If the federal government approves the deal, the merger should be completed by next November.
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7E-City-Graves


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Workers digging at the industrial park in Northeast Roanoke turned into an archeological find, of sorts when the digging turned up the remains of eleven bodies.
It's believed the bodies were buried sometime in the early 18-hundreds.
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The city now owns this land near the old Monterey Golf Course.
But family members related to the land's ORIGINAL owners believe their relatives were buried there.
A week ago the city discovered what it thinks is the remains of Yelverton Oliver... a wealthy horse racer who died in 18-57.
Investigators think he's now resting in this metal casket -- a burial rite reserved for the rich.
An attorney who helped in this investigation, says a group of scientists from Atlanta helped find the remains.
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((CLAUDE CARTER: I EXPECTED THAT WE MIGHT FIND SOME BECAUSE T.R. GARROWS HAD GONE IN AND DONE A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION EARLIER IN THE SUMMER, AND THEY WERE REASONABLY SURE THAT POSSIBLY GRAVESITES DID EXIST. ))
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Now that the remains have been exhumed, the city says they'll be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery in Roanoke County.
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75-Presley


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The ousted director of the V-A Medical Center in Salem says he wants to clear his name of sexual harrassment charges.
Although John Presley could easily retire at age 71, he's fighting his dismissal as a matter of principal.
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Doctor Presley testified yesterday before an Administrative Law Judge who's considering the appeal of his removal from the Veterans Administration.
He denies any inappropriate behavior and says "sexual harassment" has become a weapon.
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((JOHN PRESLEY/FORMER DIRECTOR OF SALEM V.A. MEDICAL CENTER: ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IN THIS DAY AND TIME IS SAY THAT A GUY TRIED TO KISS ME. "HE KISSED ME." AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T ACCUSE ME OF DROPPING MY PANTS. WHAT COULD I DO IF THEY DID?))
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Two days of hearings wrapped up yesterday, but it'll be late next month before the judge issues her ruling.

7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... A warm-up from earlier this week -- Keeping the sunshine for today with more seasonable temperatures in the low to mid 50's.
Tonight looks clear and cold with overnight lows in the low 30's
And taking a look ahead to the extended outlook...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/20/97
Thursday:

SUPER=130-2/Casey Robertson/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-16/Jessica Harris/Cloverdale;



SUPER=130-92/Mazie Warner/Hillsville;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-73/Carl Burke/Abingdon;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-5th/Mr. & Mrs. Michael Jenkins/Wytheville;

Movie Review 11/21
"Eve's Bayou" is visually rich, evocative and sometimes interesting. Its a simple story that is layered with subplots involving childhood memories, voodoo and varied interactions among the members of a black upper class Louisiana family.
Samuel L. Jackson is Louie Baptiste, a small town doctor. Louie often uses his profession as an excuse to womanize, leaving an unhappy wife and conflicted children. The story is told from the perspective of young Eve Baptiste, a touching portrayal by Jurnee Smollett and her teenage sister Cisley, played by Meagan Good.
There is a lot of good cinematography; and the Louisiana bayou country is used to great advantage. It is nice to see a wealthy, cultured black family on screen; but the movie gets a B-. The acting is overly dramatic and the pace is as slow as the waters that creep through the bayou. cutopen
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55Fatal-Fire


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At last five people are dead in what fire officials are calling the worst fire in Henry County in 25 years.
The fire completely burned a house at Garnett Via Ridge Road and fire officials say the five people inside never woke up.
Five bodies were found inside the home and officials say a sixth may also be dead.
News 7 is on the scene and we ll have more later today.

55E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-80
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A large number of Danville Goodyear workers will soon be out of a job.
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A few weeks ago the plant was planning to hire hundreds.
But Goodyear officials say the union's refusal to work on Sundays prompted Goodyear to stop investing in the Danville plant.
That means up to 100 layoffs.
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Goodyear has already moved some equipment to plants that produce tires seven days a week.
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55E-First-Union


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NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-82
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First Union and CoreStates Financial have agreed to a 16 billion-dollar merger that will represent the largest in U-S banking history.
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It will create a financial giant with 26-hundred branches serving 16 million people in 12 states from Florida to Connecticut.
It will also make First Union the sixth-largest bank in the nation.
The merger is not expected to affect jobs in the Roanoke Valley.
If the federal government approves the deal, the merger should be completed by next November.
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55E-City-Graves


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-45
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A little digging in a Roanoke industrial Park has uncovered a little history.
City workers have unearthed the remains of eleven bodies that experts believe were buried in the mid 18-hundreds.
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The city now owns this land near the old Monterey Golf Course.
But family members related to the land's ORIGINAL owners believe their relatives were buried there.
A week ago the city discovered what it thinks is the remains of Yelverton Oliver... a wealthy horse racer who died in 18-57.
Investigators think he's now resting in this metal casket -- a burial rite reserved for the rich.
An attorney who helped in this investigation, says a group of scientists from Atlanta helped find the remains.
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((CLAUDE CARTER: I EXPECTED THAT WE MIGHT FIND SOME BECAUSE T.R. GARROWS HAD GONE IN AND DONE A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION EARLIER IN THE SUMMER, AND THEY WERE REASONABLY SURE THAT POSSIBLY GRAVESITES DID EXIST. ))
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Now that the remains have been exhumed, the city says they'll be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery in Roanoke County.
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55E-Carroll-Murder


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On the day before his trial was set to begin a Carroll County man has pleaded guilty to murder.
Twenty-two- year- old Teddy Roe Dixon says he was high on crack cocaine when he shot, stabbed and beat his roommate.
He faces two life sentences plus six years for murdering 50- year- old William Charles Epperson.
The two lived together in Cana (Cain-Uh).
In a confession-- Dixon said he shot Epperson after stealing money from Epperson's video store to buy drugs.
Sentencing is scheduled for February.

55weather


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Turning to Wednesday's weather--
Mostly sunny and a bit milder today, with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Clear and chilly overnight, with lows in the lower 30s.
The four day forecast will stay rather dry and mild, with highs running in the 50s and lows in the 30s.
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8Fatal-Fire


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A overnight house fire in Henry County claimed six lives.
It took firefighters more than five hours to extinguish the blaze that destroyed the home on Garnett Via Ridge Road.
Officials say the elderly couple and their 33- year- old grandson died.
Three great-grandchildren also never woke up.
A neighbor called in the fire shortly after midnight.
News 7 is on the scene and we'll have the latest at noon.

8E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


What a difference a few weeks can make--
Danville's Goodyear plant is trimming its workforce by 100 jobs,
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even though the plant was planning to HIRE hundreds a few weeks ago.
Communications Manager Kori Reed says the union's refusal to work on Sundays prompted Goodyear to stop investing in the Danville plant.
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((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING ... A GOOD PORTION OF THAT.))
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Goodyear has already moved some equipment to plants that produce tires seven days a week.
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8E-First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=First Union


First Union is making history--
It's taking over Philadelphia- based CoreStates Financial for a reported price tag of 16- point- six BILLION dollars in stock.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


The deal will make First Union the sixth-largest bank in the country, and the biggest bank on the East Coast.
A First Union spokeswoman said the merger should NOT have any impact on jobs in the Roanoke Valley.
If the federal government approves the deal, the merger should be completed by next November.
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8E-City-Graves


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


It could be quite a find for Roanoke's history--
While digging at the industrial park in the northeast section of the city, workers found the remains of eleven bodies.
Some believe those bodies were buried during the mid 18- hundreds.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The city now owns this land near the old Monterey Golf Course.
But family members related to the land's ORIGINAL owners believe their relatives were buried there.
A week ago the city discovered what it thinks is the remains of Yelverton Oliver... a wealthy horse racer who died in 18-57.
Investigators think he's now resting in this metal casket -- a burial rite reserved for the rich.
An attorney who helped in this investigation, says a group of scientists from Atlanta helped find the remains.
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SOT 01:02:28
IN Q=I expected that

((CLAUDE CARTER: I EXPECTED THAT WE MIGHT FIND SOME BECAUSE T.R. GARROWS HAD GONE IN AND DONE A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION EARLIER IN THE SUMMER, AND THEY WERE REASONABLY SURE THAT POSSIBLY GRAVESITES DID EXIST. ))
SUPER=01-Claude Carter/Attorney
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Now that the remains have been exhumed, the city says they'll be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery in Roanoke County.
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85-Presley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-44
GRAPHIC=presley


Although John Presley could easily retire at the age of 71-- he still wants to clear his name of the sexual harassment charges that cost him his job as director of Salem's V-A Medical Center.
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Doctor Presley testified yesterday before an Administrative Law Judge who's considering the appeal of his removal from the Veterans Administration.
He denies any inappropriate behavior and says "sexual harassment" has become a weapon.
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((JOHN PRESLEY/FORMER DIRECTOR OF SALEM V.A. MEDICAL CENTER: ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IN THIS DAY AND TIME IS SAY THAT A GUY TRIED TO KISS ME. "HE KISSED ME." AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T ACCUSE ME OF DROPPING MY PANTS. WHAT COULD I DO IF THEY DID?))
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Two days of hearings wrapped up yesterday, but it'll be late next month before the judge issues her ruling.

8weather


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Time now to check the mid- week outlook--
Mostly sunny skies and more seasonable temperatures.
Highs in the low to mid 50s.
Clear skies and light winds with lows in the 30s.
Let's take a look ahead over the next few days...
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