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7Plane-Crash


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A pilot was killed when his small plane crashed into a Roanoke neighborhood yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A few minutes after a Texas pilot took off from Roanoke Airport his single engine plane lost power and crashed.
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((ROBERT PATTERSON/WITNESS; HIS ENGINE WAS SPUTTERING, THEN THERE WAS A BIG MUSHROOM CLOUD ))
SUPER=01-Robert Patterson/Witness;
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VO-NAT


Fire officials say the house was totaled and two others damaged.
The National Transportation Safety Board will begin its investigation today, but officials say there's not much left to look at.
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IN Q=being a small

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; BECAUSE OF THE HEAT OF THE FIRE AND AN ALUMINUM PLANE, MOST OF THE PLANE IS GONE ))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief;
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VO-NAT


Residents are saddened by the death of pilot James Notch, but glad no one else was killed or even injured in the tragedy.
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7Crash-React


ANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


One near casualty was a women inside the house that the plane slammed into.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eleanor Lewis was watching television when she heard an explosion, and saw flames in her living room.
Just was just about to go outside to hang Christmas lights.
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SOT 14:25:42
IN Q=for 2 or 3 minutes

((ELEANOR LEWIS: FOR 2 OR 3 MINUTES...FAMILY'S SO THANKFUL THAT I'M HERE. ))
SUPER=07-Eleanor Lewis;
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OUT Q=that i'M HERE
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VO-NAT


Eleanor's family got the news of the explosion minutes after it happened.
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SOT 14:35:38
In Q=I received

((ANGIE LEWIS: I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL THAT THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE, AND THE FIRST THING I HAD IN MY HEAD WAS A NEGATIVE THOUGHT. ))
SUPER=07-Angie Lewis;
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OUtQ=negative thought
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VO-NAT


Eleanor Lewis was not injured.
Her husband, Jack Lewis says the house is fully insured.
He says they will NOT rebuild their home in Northwest Roanoke.
Instead, They're going to find a home a little farther away from the airport.
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7E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-86
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Goodyear union members in Danville could take a new vote on working a mandatory Sunday shift as early as next week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Last month, union members voted NO saying the deal would cost them overtime pay on Sundays.
But workers say seeing 60 people laid off since then has changed minds.
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7E-County-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=roanoke co


Some South Roanoke County parents say they want to keep their children in the schools of their choice.
That, after the school board suggested having children bussed to different elementary schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


While there are currently 75-houses in the Gardens sub-division of Scenic Hills, only 12-children there go to Penn Forest.
According to a recommendation by the County's Blue Ribbon Committee, if parents choose to continue sending their kids to that school instead of Back Creek, the families would have to provide their own transportation at the start of the 19-99 school year.
But some parents say the move is premature.
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SOT-07:10:50
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((CARLA KEEGAN/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT; I DON'T WANT TO UPROOT MY CHILDREN FROM THEIR FRIENDSHIPS. I DON'T WANT THEM TO HAVE TO TRAVEL LEFT AT THE INTERSECTION OF COTTON HILL ROAD OUT TO 221. )) ((GINA NICHOLS/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT; WELL I DON'T FEEL LIKE THERE'S AN EXTREME OVERCROWDING SITUATION AT PENN FOREST. I THINK IT'S AN EXTREME MEASURE FOR THEM TO TAKE AT THIS POINT. ))
SUPER=01-Carla Keegan/Resident;:00
SUPER=01-Gina Nichols/Resident; :08
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OUT Q=AT THIS POINT.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The committee's recommended redistricting is an effort to avoid the cost of new construction.
The school board will make a decision next month.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... Daytime highs in the mid to upper 40's today under cloudy skies.
Continuing cloudy conditions tonight as the temperatures drop in to the 30's for lows.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS!12/12/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-2/Keenan Davis/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Michael Huff/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-9/Cole Conner/Lexington;



SUPER=130-12/Lauren Travis/Pulaski;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-56th/Mr. & Mrs. James Brown/Big Island;



SUPER=130-93/Nick Williams/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Billy Moses/Gretna;



SUPER=130-17/Bran Mims/Moneta;



SUPER=130-4/Cameron Adams/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-16/Jessica Morris/Vinton;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-5/Gabriel & Gretchen Whitlock/Floyd;



SUPER=130-1/Allen Dickerson/Montvale;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-/Tambria Taylor/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Sam & Betty Wright/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-5/Chrisley Cox/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-1/Caroline Pascoe/Radford;



SUPER=130-7/Currington Wilson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-15/Gabriel Graham/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-6/Emily Wimmer/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-2/Colton Henderson/Christiansburg;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Regina Cooper/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-32/Lucinda West/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Curtis & Louise Washburn/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-7/Denzel Jones/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-44/Judy Gilley/Patrick Springs;

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55Roanoke-Crash


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Federal officials today will look for answers into yesterday's small plane crash in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


James Notch of Arlington, Texas was killed when his plane slammed into a house near the corner of Delaware and Cove, minutes after taking off from the Roanoke Airport.
Some Witnesses say the plane sounded like it was experiencing engine trouble.
Another witness says the pilot appeared to be aiming for a nearby field.
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((ROBIN PATTERSON/WITNESS; HIS ENGINE WAS SPUTTERING, THEN THERE WAS A BIG MUSHROOM CLOUD ))
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((KIA CHILDRESS/WITNESS; IT WAS JUST LIKE AN ATOMIC BOOM ))
SUPER=01-Robert Patterson/Witness; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-Kia Childress/Witness; :04 QUICK
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VO-NAT


State police say the pilot was on his way to Jackson, Tennessee.
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55Crash-React


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GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


One woman inside the home where the plane crashed found herself literally running from flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eleanor Lewis says she was watching television when she heard an explosion, and saw a fire in her living room.
Amazingly she escaped without injury.
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SOT 14:25:42
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((ELEANOR LEWIS: FOR 2 OR 3 MINUTES...FAMILY'S SO THANKFUL THAT I'M HERE. ))
SUPER=07-Eleanor Lewis;
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OUT Q=that i'M HERE
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VO-NAT


Eleanor's family got the news of the explosion minutes after it happened.
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SOT 14:35:38
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((ANGIE LEWIS: I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL THAT THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE, AND THE FIRST THING I HAD IN MY HEAD WAS A NEGATIVE THOUGHT. ))
SUPER=07-Angie Lewis;
RUNS=:06
OUtQ=negative thought
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VO-NAT


Eleanor Lewis was not injured.
Her husband, Jack Lewis says the house is fully insured.
He says they will NOT rebuild their home in Northwest Roanoke.
Instead, They're going to find a home a little farther away from the airport.
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55E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Sources tell News7 a vote could come as early as next week on whether Danville Goodyear workers will work a seven day shift.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


A yes vote would overturn the union's decision last month not work a continuous schedule.
Union members said the deal would cost them overtime pay on Sundays.
But workers say seeing 60 people laid off since then has changed minds.
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55E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


A racketeering suspect in Roanoke has been indicted for the second time.
This time the charge was obstruction of justice.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Authorities say Rod Abed (AH-bed) tried to hire someone to provide him an alibi.
Abed and others were indicted earlier this year for allegedly setting fire
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995

to the Corner Store on 13th Street in Roanoke- -nearly three years ago.
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((TOM BONDURANT/ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY: HE MADE OFFERS OF MONEY THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE AND THROUGH CORRESPONDENCE TO PAY THIS FELLOW A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY. KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS-7: To say he wasn't anywhere near 13th street on the 13th? BONDURANT: BASICALLY TO PUT THE BLAME ON SOMEBODY ELSE. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U.S. Attorney
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OUT Q=somebody else.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-January 1996


The indictment says Abed planned to pay Phillip Orren to give false testimony.
Orren is serving a six-year sentence for ARSON, himself.
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55E-McCane


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A Bedford County Sheriff's deputy, already charged with stalking, could be facing new charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


Lieutenant John McCane was placed on administrative leave in October for allegedly stalking a friend of his estranged wife.
Now, the state police say they're looking into allegations that McCane misappropriated sheriff's department funds.
Special prosecutor Joel Branscom says the amount of money involved is less than a thousand dollars.
A decision on whether criminal charges will be filed has not been made.
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55weather


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Turning your attention now to weather--
Plenty of clouds lingering today, with highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Continued overcast tonight, as lows drop into the low to mid 30s.
The extended outlook promises some sunshine...
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8Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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GRAPHIC=plane crash


Shortly after takeoff yesterday, a small plane crashed into a Northwest Roanoke home, killing the pilot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A few minutes after Arlington, Texas resident James Notch took off from the Roanoke Airport his single engine plane lost power and crashed.
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((ROBIN PATTERSON/WITNESS; HIS ENGINE WAS SPUTTERING, THEN THERE WAS A BIG MUSHROOM CLOUD ))
SUPER=01-Robert Patterson/Witness;
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VO-NAT


Fire officials say one house was totaled and two others were damaged.
The National Transportation Safety Board will begin its investigation today, but officials say there's not much left to look at.
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SOT
IN Q=being a small

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; BECAUSE OF THE HEAT OF THE FIRE AND AN ALUMINUM PLANE, MOST OF THE PLANE IS GONE ))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief;
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OUT Q=plane left
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VO-NAT


Residents say they are saddened by the death of the pilot, but glad no one else was hurt in the tragedy.
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8Crash-React


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#net (edit of 97-88)
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


The woman inside the house in which the plane collided was visibly shaken, but NOT injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eleanor Lewis was watching television when she heard an explosion, and saw flames in her living room.
Just was just about to go outside to hang Christmas lights.
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SOT 14:25:42
IN Q=for 2 or 3 minutes

((ELEANOR LEWIS: FOR 2 OR 3 MINUTES...FAMILY'S SO THANKFUL THAT I'M HERE. ))
SUPER=07-Eleanor Lewis;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=that i'M HERE
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VO-NAT


Eleanor's family got the news of the explosion minutes after it happened.
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SOT 14:35:38
In Q=I received

((ANGIE LEWIS: I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL THAT THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE, AND THE FIRST THING I HAD IN MY HEAD WAS A NEGATIVE THOUGHT. ))
SUPER=07-Angie Lewis;
RUNS=:06
OUtQ=negative thought
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VO-NAT


Eleanor Lewis was not injured.
Her husband, Jack Lewis says the house is fully insured.
He says they will NOT rebuild their home in Northwest Roanoke.
Instead, They're going to find a home a little farther away from the airport.
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8E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Sources tell News7 that another vote could take place as early as next week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Last month, union members voted no saying the deal would cost them overtime pay on Sundays.
But workers say seeing 60 people laid off since then has changed minds.
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8County-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-48
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.


The BUSSING issue has found its way to a South Roanoke County neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Gardens sub-division in Scenic Hills contains 75-houses, but only 12-children there go to Penn Forest.
Based on the County's recommendation, parents would have to provide transportation for their children after the 1999 school year if the family doesn't want the students going to Back Creek.
But some parents think it's an unwarranted measure.
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SOT-07:11:00
IN Q=I DON'T SEE

(( CARLA KEEGAN/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT; I DON'T SEE THAT THERE'S REALLY AN OVERCROWDING PROBLEM RIGHT NOW AT PENN FOREST BASED ON THE BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE STUDY THAT WAS CONDUCTED A YEAR AGO. ACCORDING TO MS. WRIGHT THE ATTENDANCE IS DOWN THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF A LARGE GRADUATING CLASS OF FIFTH GRADE LAST YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Carla Keegan/Resident;
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The committee recommends redistricting as a way to avoid new construction costs.
A decision will be made by the school board in January.

8E-McCane


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


A top Bedford County officer could find himself on the OTHER side of the law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


Back in October, Lieutenant John McCane was placed on administrative leave after being charged with stalking a friend of his estranged wife.
Now, the state police say they're looking into allegations that McCane misappropriated sheriff's department funds.
Special prosecutor Joel Branscom says the amount of money involved is less than a thousand dollars.
A decision on whether criminal charges will be filed has not been made.
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8weather


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Let's now take a peek at the Thursday forecast--
Cloudy for most of the day and a bit breezy, with highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Continued overcast tonight, with lows in the lower 30s.
The four day forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a few scattered showers or flurries tomorrow.
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