18:00-01

1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

The suspect in Friday's bank robbery just got out of jail Friday- -apprehended over the weekend in a high-speed chase.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Also on NEWS 7 at SIX: Rental Towel Services destroyed by fire just 10 days ago...now it's all falling into place again.
The story from Pulaski coming up.
(----------------)



Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in from Tech with the Gator Bowl folks.
Barbie is making UVa some big bucks.
The Panthers are a little testy after being eliminated from the playoff picture.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#


And the folks in Knoxville, including the Governor still can't believe Peyton Manning didn't win the Heisman this year.
(-------------)

WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


If you prefer a sunny and mild outlook this will be your kind of forecast. Details just ahead.

Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


An ex-con with a history of bank robbery has been arrested and charged with the hold-up of
(----------------)
VO-NAT-29:01
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;

the Southwest Virginia Savings Bank on Hershberger Road last week.
The robber told the teller he didn't want any dye packs, but she gave him one anyway... along with nearly two- thousand dollars in cash.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Twenty- six year old Dedric Lee Wiley was released from prison just last month.
They arrested Wiley yesterday, at the end of a high- speed chase involving state police, Christiansburg and Blacksburg police.
The woman he'd been living with in Christiansburg told people Wiley had been washing the cash, because it was covered with something red.

Rental-Towel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath


Flames may have wiped out one of downtown Pulaski's oldest businesses.
But it didn't destroy the owners desire to rebuild.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Nat sound of hammer
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Pulaski/December 5; :11
SUPER=01-Albert Upchurch/Rental Towel Co-Owner; :17
SUPER=01-Eddie Linville/Plant Manager; :52
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:05
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
(((/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Nat sound

((HAMMERING ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=


The Pulaski County Industrial Park is where you'll find "Rental Towel Services"-- but NOT for long.
The owners are rebuilding, on the original site, where less than two weeks ago, the building was engulfed by flames.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We could've

((ALBERT UPCHURCH/RENTAL TOWEL CO-OWNER:WE COULD'VE TAKEN THE INSURANCE MONEY AND THE EASY WAY OUT BUT I THOUGHT, WELL, THESE PEOPLE HELPED ME BUILD THE COMPANY AND I'M CERTAINLY GOING TO OWE THEM SOMETHING, SO, I, I'M GOING TO TRY MY BEST TO REPAY THEM BY LETTING THEM HAVE A JOB.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=have a job.


So far, about half of the 75 workers are back on the job.
Their main goal-- to assure customers "Rental Towel" is here to stay.
It hasn't been easy-- finding new equipment, ordering supplies, and getting the temporary quarters in working order. nat sound
RUNS=:02


The company rents out and cleans-- towels, rugs and uniforms.
Most never dreamed-- the pieces would fall in place so quickly.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's a

((EDDIE LINVILLE/PLANT MANAGER:IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE FOR US, IT WAS LIKE FRIDAY A WEEK AGO, WE DIDN'T HAVE A JOB TODAY-- AND OF COURSE, WITH THE GRACE OF GOD, WHAT'S GOING ON NOW, YOU CAN TELL, WE'LL ALL HAVE JOBS HERE WITHIN A WEEK OR SO. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=or so.

STAND UP:
The company doesn't have an exact figure, just yet, but estimate damage in excess of a million dollars. END SU
Work on the site is already underway-- and could be full operational, by early March.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Holiday-Recall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Product Recall


Several holiday decorations are being recalled by the U-S Consumer Product Safety Commission.
One was a hot item in Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Some curtain- -or icicle lights- -and candleholders pose fire and electrocution hazards.
The miniature curtain style lights were sold at Roanoke-area retailers and have been popular for the last few years.
Stores like M-J Designs are offering a full refund on the lights, but no alternatives are being sold right now.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:14:25
IN Q=Nothing

((CATHIE SHELOR/MJDESIGNS MANAGER:NOTHING THAT WILL REALLY WORK EXACTLY THE SAME WAY. YOU CAN TAKE YOUR REGULAR 100 SET LIGHT SETS AND TRY TO STRING THEM UP THAT WAY BUT IT'S GOING TO BE BRIGHTER BECAUSE YOUR GOING TO BE DOUBLING THEM UP AS YOUR STRINGING THEM ALONG WHEREAS THE CURTAIN LIGHTS YOU'RE GETTING A SINGLE STRAND THAT MAKES IT LOOK LIKE THE ICICLES. SO THAT WOULD BE THE BEST THEY COULD DO))
SUPER=01-Cathie Shelor/M.J.Designs Manager;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=could do.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Curtain-style lights without splice connectors- -that can expose live wires- -are not involved in the recall.
(----------------)



Gilmore-Money


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


You may know Jim Gilmore set a spending record to win Virginia's top spot.
But you may NOT know who helped foot the bill.
Ellen Qualls has a look behind the numbers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=He spent
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=@Gilmore; :23
SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. Don Beyer; :38 quick!
SUPER=@Ellen1; :43
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=Qualls

(( He spent more than any other candidate for governor in Virginia.
It worked.
He won.
But of the 10- point-three dollars Jim Gilmore spent, how much came from Virginians?
The majority: 72- percent.
But a hefty 28- percent of Gilmore's money poured in from the Republican National Committee and its various wings -- as well as from individual donors in 25 other states.
SOT 22:06

((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: NATURALLY IN ORDER TO FUND A MAJOR, STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN IN THE LATE 20TH CENTURY YOU HAVE TO RAISE A LOT OF MONEY. AND WE DID. WE WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH IT.))
RUNS=:08


Democrat Don Beyer spent 8-point-7 million dollars... only about ten-percent from out of state -- mostly because his party's virtually broke.
SOT 02:07:59

((DON BEYER: WELL ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED IS IT'S VERY BAD TO BE OUTSPENT TWO TO ONE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN.))
RUNS=:05


standup
So how does it work?
And why did it happen?
First you have to remember that only New Jersey and Virginia had major elections this year.
Then you have to know who people like Heinz Prechter are.
runs=:00


Heinz Prechter's the guy who started putting sunroofs in cars in the 1960s.
Today, the Michigan auto parts magnate is a very good friend of the Republican National Committee.
The RNC and its committees gave more than 2-point-1 million dollars to Jim Gilmore.
It gave almost 200- thousand to the Republican Party of Virginia -- which helped Gilmore big time.
Individual donors give money to the RNC -- in the sunroof guy's case, more than 180- thousand dollars in the last four years.
And then the Gilmore campaign hits up those national donors individually.
So on election day, when Gilmore didn't even need his help, Heinz Prechter gave five thousand dollars directly to Gilmore.
It's all legal.
It probably won't buy the sunroof guy any influence in Virginia.
But it may in Washington.
And he may sell a few more sunroofs in Virginia if we get rid of that car tax.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


A former politician from our area is heading to jail. We'll have that story in a moment.
(---------------)
VO-NAT

and we'll see if the sky really was the limit for this year's Bike or Bust campaign.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Robin

wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1

Roll
TALENT=Robin
SS=NONE
SUPER=80-50/20/0.00''/48/15/0.00''/51/13/0.00''/48/14/0.00'';
SUPER=81-48/21/0.00''/50/16/0.00''/46/10/0.00'';
SUPER=82-0.39''/minus 1.01''/29.97''/minus 9.59'';
SUPER=83-Down 2.77 feet/Down 2.78 feet;Lake levels


Morrison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former Virginia Tech football player is suing the student newspaper.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

Tony Morrison says stories which appeared in the Collegiate Times implied he was guilty of sexual assault. He is suing the paper for more than ten million dollars. Morrison and a teammate were accused in 19-95 of raping a Virginia Tech woman. They were never indicted.
(----------------)



Clark


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=Khu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former member of the board of Supervisors in Nelson County will serve almost two years in prison for tax evasion.
Sixty-two year old Percy Clark pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud the I-R-S.
He was indicted in April of last year. At the time he was CHAIRMAN of the board.
The government says Percy Clark tried to hide more than 236 thousand dollars in income to his trucking business over a seven-year period.
In addition to the 21-month sentence, Clark was ordered to pay back more than 300-thousand dollars.

Moores


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


The company that bought Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies last week calls it an "aggressive reallocation" of resources.
Around the greater Roanoke area, that means layoffs.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Moore's on Williamson Road, along with stores in Bedford and Salem, are out of business today.
Some of the workers will move to the store on Franklin Road in Roanoke--the only Moore's location still open in this area.
Everyone else is out of a job, along with 40-workers who were fired at the distribution center in Roanoke's industrial park.
Friday, Hope Lumber, a company based in Oklahoma, announced it had bought Moore's.
The new owners promptly closed 18 of Moore's 50 stores in the Eastern United States.
(----------------)





Detention-Home


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=NONE


The public got its first look today at Lynchburg's state- of- the- art juvenile detention home.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Eight central Virginia localities pitched in more than six million dollars to expand the existing detention home.
It offers housing for more than forty male and female offenders, twice the number of the old home.
Administrators say the new facility is also much safer, for both the staff and residents.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:37:50
IN Q=We've got to

((TOM CURRIER/ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE GOT TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY IN MIND AT ALL TIMES AND THIS FACILITY DOES THAT. THE OLD ONE SERVED A GOOD PURPOSE WHEN IT WAS BUILT WAY BACK WHEN, BUT THIS IS THE ONE WE NEED NOW, AND HOPEFULLY FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.))
SUPER=01-Tom Currier/Adminstrator; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=long time to come.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Phase Two of the project, the renovation of the old juvenile home next door, should be completed by springtime.
(----------------)



Allen-Martinsville


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor George Allen is playing Santa Claus--as his term in office winds down, the Governor is travelling around the Commonwealth, proposing state budget "gifts" to a number of agencies and groups.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The governor is proposing 10 million dollars for the Virginia Natural History Museum.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The museum plans to expand into a new building which will replace an abandoned hospital in Martinsville.
The project will cost about 16 million dollars -- usually the state would pay half of that, but Allen has raised the Commonwealth's contribution by two million dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:39:01
IN Q=It's important

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN/IT'S IMPORTANT WE HAVE STRONG SUPPORT FOR MY BUDGET IN THIS REGARD AND NOT ALLOW ANYBODY TO WHITTLE ANY OF IT AWAY. I GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE SOME THAT WILL TRY TO DO SO BUT I THINK THIS MAKES GOOD ECONOMIC SENSE AND GOOD EDUCATIONAL SENSE.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=good educational sense
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Allen says the new museum will attract tourists and industry to Martinsville. His budget proposals still must be approved by the General Assembly.
(----------------)



Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street today, the stock market ended a five day losing streak. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW gained 84 points to close at 79-hundred-23.
NASDAQ was down a fraction.
RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5102;
SUPER=430-x/84.29/7922.59/y/0.02/1536.56;



Dow(change/amount/close) Nasdaq(change/amount/close)
x=arrow up y=arrow down
SUPER=431-h1/50%/i$/57e/h1!/90%/hf/51$/i'/29;
SUPER=432-hf/56!/i1@/45#/u/25/h1@/40@/hc/50c;
SUPER=433-h1$/52b/h2b/74c/if/33d/h1*/64/h*/31;
SUPER=434-ia/8b/i#/44g/ib/23/u/26/h1@/41a;
[(a= 1/8 e= 1/4
b= 3/8 f= 1/2
c= 5/8 g= 3/4
d= 7/8



!=1/16 %=9/16
@=3/16 ^=11/16
#=5/16 &=13/16
$=7/16 *=15/16





h= UP (Local Stocks only!)
i= DOWN (Local Stocks only!)
u= UNCHANGED (Local Stocks only!)



(You must use lowercase letters)]



SUPER=465-**/###/**/###/**/###;

[ Bassett Fur/ Bedford Bancshares/Dimon]
SUPER=466-**/###/**/###/**/###;

[ ETS /Main Bankshares/ Optical Cable]
SUPER=467-**/###/**/###/**/###;

[Pulaski Furn./ Roanoke Electric Steel/Roanoke Gas]
SUPER=468-**/###/**/###/**/###;

[ Stanley Furniture/ Tultex/Valley Bank]




Bikes-bust


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Christmas


The sound of kids on wheels will fill the streets Christmas morning, weather permitting.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This year's Bikes of Bust campaign will put 17-hundred-90 new bikes under the christmas tree for children whose parents can't afford them.
Volunteers began loading the bikes into tractor trailers today.
They'll be taken to the Salvation Army, which is in charge of distribution.
Bikes of Bust will be back next year, but organizers say they're not going to worry about beating this year's total.
(----------------)



Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the folks in Knoxville are whining about Peyton not winning the Heisman.
UVa has Holiday fever because of Barbie.
(----------------)
VO-NAT con't


And Steve Mason checks in from Virginia Tech where the Hokies welcomed the Gator Bowl's director to town today.
(-------------)


S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF97-2
GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl


Virginia Tech's post season party officially kicked off today as gator Bowl executives, Coach Frank Beamer and some of his players met for a noon luncheon.
SS=FULL SCREEN JOURNEY TO JACKSONVILLE


Steve Mason has more on the hottest items on the menu in our first Journey to Jacksonville report.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-John Harrison/Gator Bowl Director; :
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :
SUPER=@Steve1; :
SUPER=01-Shawn Scales/Virginia Tech Flanker; :
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=...News sports"
(-------------)



S-Barbie


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO

While the Virginia Cavaliers won't be picking up any Christmas cash from a bowl game this year, the Cavs will notice a little something extra in their stockings.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#


Back in August we told you how UVa was one of 19 colleges around the country to have a special cheerleading Barbie produced for retail this season.
Mattel promised each school an 8 percent royalty from the sale of the dolls.
As of right now the dolls have earned the schools a $1 million dollar royalty that they will split between themselves.
That's $52 thousand six hundred, thirty one dollars and 58 cents for the Cavs so far.
(-------------)


S-Peyton


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=TENNESSEE


When Peyton Manning lost the Heisman trophy to Michigan's Charles Woodson on Saturday night, some folks in Tennessee immediately renamed the award the "Heist-man" as in someone stole it
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


from their favorite Volunteer.
Tennessee fans have been flooding the Downtown Athletic Club in New York where the ceremony took place with abusive faxes.
And today the Governor expressed his displeasure.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="It stinks...

((DON SUNDQUIST/GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE:))
SUPER=01-Don Sundquist/Governor of Tennessee; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...WHAT OCCURRED."
(-------------)


S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The Carolina Panthers were eliminated from the playoff chase last night by the same team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season, the Packers.
Quarterback Kerry Collins was rudely booed by the fans at Ericsson stadium for not generating for than 10 points.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="People...

((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...THEY THINK."
(----------------)
VO-NAT CON'T


Later tonight Jerry Rice plans to make his comeback as the NFC west champion 49ers host the Broncos in San Francisco.
Rice is coming back in three months from an injury that usually takes 8.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=NFL


Also, tonight the 49ers are retiring Joe Montana's jersey number at halftime.

S-VMI


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=VMI HOOPS


And finally, the VMI basketball team has some big games coming up later this month against UVa and Virginia Tech, but the Keydets will be hard pressed
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Night; :00


to duplicate the excitement they generated on the post last night as they upset previously unbeaten Penn State 71-to-68.
Bart Bellairs team got 28 points from Jason Bell and this big jam from Aaron Demory.
The Keydets are back home this coming Saturday taking on LYnchburg.
(-------------)

Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-50/20/75/1984/9/1962;
SUPER=306-44/16/32/E-3mph/30.16r/7:27am/5:04pm;
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=335-Off The Coast Of/Ecuador And Peru,/An El Nino Event Means:/A)

Fishing Industry Problems/B) A Very Harsh Winter/C) Strong Hurricanes;
SUPER=X5003; Dissolves in question
SUPER=X5001; Clears FX


Forecasts
SUPER=#569;
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear And/Cold/22-24/Sunny And/Milder/55-57;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Light Wind/20-25/Sunny With/Light Winds/55-58;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Cold/16-18/Sunny/And Milder/50-53;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Cold/18-20/Sunny/And Pleasant/50-53;
SUPER=334-Clear And/Cold/10-15/Sunny With/Light Winds/44-46;
SUPER=335-Off The Coast Of/Ecuador And Peru,/An El Nino Event Means:/A)

Fishing Industry Problems/B) A Very Harsh Winter/C) Strong Hurricanes;
SUPER=X5003; Dissolves in question
SUPER=335-Off The Coast Of/Ecuador And Peru,/An El Nino Event Means:/A)

Fishing Industry Problems;
SUPER=X5003; Dissolves in answer
SUPER=X5001; Clears FX


Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Promo


Tonight, City Council will hear the pros and cons of a proposed Alzheimer's facility. Jean Jadhon has a preview of that story.
(toss to Jean)
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Keith, the Manor Care Health services and the Elks Club 197 are seeking a zoning change, but the Raliegh Court civic league doesn't like the idea for their neighborhood.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A representative of the groups seeking the rezoning says they've searched over the Roanoke Valley and say a Brambleton Avenue site best suits their needs.
After hearing comments, Council will decide whether to approve the request.
(---------------)
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith?
Talent=Keith
(ad lib byes)


Close


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=
(Weekday 6 only)
SUPER=x4032; e-mail/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS
SUPER=x4033; Fax/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS
(Weekend 6 only)

SUPER=x4031; Fax/Copyright/WEEKENDS SUPER=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS