06:00-01

Murder-Suicide

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Authorities still have questions as they investigate an apparent murder suicide in Carroll County.
Yesterday, police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute on Little Bear Road in the Cana section of the county.
The first officer on the scene found 51 year old Frederick Ray Edwards and 35 year old Mary Ruth Hiatt both dead.
Police say the evidence indicates Edwards shot Hiatt and then turned the gun on himself.
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results.

E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-85)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A judge heard Earl Bramblett's continued denial before he sentenced Bramblett to die for killing a family of four.
Keith Humphry has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=In the face
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :06
SUPER=01-Earl Bramblett/Condemned Killer; :13
SUPER=01-Don Hodges/Blaine Hodges' Brother; :27
RUNS=:52
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
In the face of all the evidence- -right down to the chemical characteristics in the cartridges found in Bramblett's truck that match bullets from the crime scene- -Bramblett insists he's been framed.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:51:30
IN Q=

((I'M JUST GOING TO SAY ONE MORE TIME FOR THE RECORD: I DID NOT KILL THE HODGES FAMILY. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=


The evidence is he strangled Teresa, shot and killed Blaine, Anna and Winter Hodges, then set their home on fire.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:17:45
IN Q=

((IT SHOWS COWARDICE. HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THE GUTS NOW, EVEN AFTER IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE TO ADMIT WHAT HE HAD DONE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=


Bramblett's attorneys tried to show he's delusional- -according to a psychologist. The lawyers were hoping to convince the judge Bramblett is mentally ill and so should not be executed.
But the defense had not relied an insanity defense at trial, and the prosecutor says Bramblett knows right from wrong.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

Nichols


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing trial


It's back to work this morning for the jury in the trial of accused Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The panel got the case yesterday and deliberated for three hours before adjourning.
Prosecutors claim Nichols worked hand in hand with Timothy McVeigh in planning the Oklahoma City bombing, while the defense says the case is riddled with doubts.
Like McVeigh, Nichols could face the death penalty if convicted.
(----------------)



Clinton


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


Iraq wants the United Nations security council to consider its national security when the council meets tomorrow.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The request stems from its refusal to allow U-N inspectors access to Iraq's presidential sites.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Yesterday;


Yesterday, President Clinton said he's willing to keep sanctions in place until Iraq complies with the U-N.
And he also gave his assessment of Saddam Hussein when asked if thought the Iraqi leader was crazy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((IF HE IS HE'S CLEVER CRAZY. ON OCCASION OTHER TIMES HE DOES SOMETHING THAT SEEMS MADDENINGLY STUPID."))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=maddeningly stupid.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Mr. Clinton also hinted about using military force against Iraq if the government continues its defiance.
(----------------)



S-Public-Works


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Roanoke workers are taking precautions as they dispose of automotive and road maintenance products left at the Public Works Service Center several years ago.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Officials are working with E-P-A and D-E-Q agents.
Workers have discovered seven containers of paint-like substances and solvents.
The 55-gallon drums will be disposed of after they're analyzed.
Preliminary findings suggest there are no environmental concerns.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-15:21:24
IN Q=WE HAVE NOT

((WE HAVE NOT HAD TO UPGRADE TO ANY PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT SO WE CERTAINLY DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY RISK TO NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES OR NEIGHBORS OR WORKERS ON THE SITE. ))
SUPER=01-Bren Huggins/Environmental Consultant;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=ON THE SITE.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The digging will continue until the area is cleared.
(----------------)


Roanoke-Game On-Record
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE



ANCHOR=Kimberly


Most of us have played the game, Monopoly from time to time.
But if you're looking for a new board game to pass time during the cold winter months, there's one more LOCALIZED.
ANCHOR=Melanie


You may have noticed, "Roanoke, The Star City Game" on display in stores around the area.
It's the creation of 14- year- old Zac Hellkamp of Roanoke and his younger brother, 12- year- old Luke.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


And both join us now with their father Martin Helkamp, to explain how they came up with the idea...

SUPER=13-Zac Hellkamp/Game Creator;
SUPER=13-Luke Hellkamp/Game Creator;
SUPER=13-Martin Hellkamp/Father;


(I hear you first noticed a similar game while visiting Cincinnati?)

(What are some special Roanoke spots you feature in the game, and why did you select those?)

(Your Dad helped you get this off the ground, fine-tuning on the computer. Was he supportive right from the start?)

(The boys say you were very excited when they first approached you with the idea, what was your role in the game's development?)

(What other interests do you both have besides pioneering a board game?)

(Is this something you may want to try again?)

E-Tech-Fires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Virginia Tech student is facing perjury charges on top of arson charges, after being linked to a campus fraternity house fire.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Sources tell
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Darren Kidwell/Fraternity Member; :18
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 5; :32
SUPER=01-Lt. Kim Crannis/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :40 quick
SUPER=01-Carter Vaughn/Virginia Tech Student; 1:09 VERY QUICK!!!
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:17
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( Sources tell NEWS 7 21- year old Chad Justin (knee-me) Niemi's 15- thousand dollar bond was revoked for lying to a magistrate about his criminal record.
Niemi was taken into custody after the Kappa Alpha house on Roanoke Street caught fire.
(/////SOT/////)

2:06:33
SOT
IN Q=It's unfortunate

((DARREN KIDWELL/FRATERNITY MEMBER:IT'S UNFORTUNATE WE HAD OVER TWO DECADES OF PICTURES AND MEMORIES AND STUFF LIKE THAT FROM EVER SINCE OUR CHAPTER WAS FOUNDED HERE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=founded here.


This is the second time, in four months, flames have destroyed a Tech fraternity.
Police say there've actually been 12 suspicious fires in Blacksburg since early August and are looking at a possible connection.
(/////SOT/////)

2:55:28
SOT
IN Q=We are

((LT. KIM CRANNIS/BLACKSBURG POLICE: WE ARE LOOKING AT TYING ALL THOSE TOGETHER, WE DON'T HAVE ANY LEADS ON THEM RIGHT AT THE MOMENT BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT THEM AS BEING RELATED.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=being related.


Niemi lives on the same street as the fraternity and was arrested shortly after his next door neighbors called to report a storage shed fire.
While talking to police-- another student, standing across the road, says he saw Niemi leave his apartment carrying a bag.
Minutes later, they say, the frat house was engulfed in flames.
(/////SOT/////)

2:26:21
SOT
IN Q=We saw

((CARTER VAUGHN/VT STUDENT:WE SAW PEOPLE JUMPING OFF THE ROOF, WHEN WE WENT OVER THERE, TO KIND OF DO WHAT WE COULD TO HELP OUT AND JUST KINDA WATCH.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=kinda watch.


This was the second fire handled within a matter of hours by Blacksburg fire fighters.
Officials say an electrical problem was the cause of the fire that heavily damaged the Architectural Annex near campus.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

E-Special-election


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssa
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


State Republicans are happy this morning, now that yesterday's special election ended in their favor.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


State G-O-P chairman Randy Forbes easily won the race to fill the District 14 seat vacated by Attorney General-Elect Mark Earley.
Unofficial results show a 69 to 31 percent margin separated Forbes from Democratic challenger James J. Wheaton.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Republicans now hold 20 of the Senate's 40 seats.
Republican Lieutenant Governor-elect John Hager will wield the tie-breaking vote, effectively ensuring G-O-P control.

E-South-Boston


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=NONE


If an annexation cannot be reached within 30 days, South Boston says it will sue Halifax County for more land.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/Monday;


South Boston says if it had more land, the town's tax burden would be less.
But Halifax County residents are concerned annexation would mean higher taxes for them.
And they're critical of the town's methods.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:02:36
IN Q=Now that the going

((PAT WINGLER/COUNTY RESIDENT: NOW THAT THE GOING GETS TOUGH, YOU WANT TO GO OUT AND LAND-GRAB. FRIENDS, THAT'S NOT THE ANSWER. YOU NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.))
SUPER=01-Pat Wingler/Halifax Co. Resident;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the rest of us
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Halifax County leaders say they will give South Boston land only if it will combine certain services like 9-1-1 with the county to save money, but so far the town has not committed to that.
In last night's crowd of roughly 200 only two raised their hands in favor of annexation.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


South Boston was the first city in Virginia to revert to town status -- it only recently won the right to annex county land.
Some fear the General Assembly will take away that privilege and say that's why South Boston is rushing to draw new boundary lines.

Xmas-Lights


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Two Franklin County couples are taking holiday house decorating to new heights.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


It almost looks like a scene from the movie "Christmas Vacation."
The Beegelys and the Hales have framed their homes with thousands of Christmas lights, 113 thousand to be exact.
They say its their gift to the community and their way of spreading holiday cheer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-04:54:40
IN Q=WE GET A THRILL

((ROY HALE; WE GET A THRILL OUT OF SEEING OTHER PEOPLE ENJOY IT. AND THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS, ESPECIALLY SMALL CHILDREN, WHEN THEY COME OUT AND SEE THEIR REACTION. THAT'S WELL WORTH IT. ))
SUPER=07-Roy Hale;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=WELL WORTH IT.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Roy Hale says he started with a nativity scene in 19-87 and has been adding items every year.
The houses draw spectators from parts of southwest Virginia and North Carolina.
They don't charge admission, even though their electric bills nearly quadruple for the month of December.
(----------------)



Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'.
Steve Pardon is off for the rest of this week, but we'll still be taking a look at the
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take wish list-essC Holiday Wish List, brought to you by your hometown station and Harris Teeter.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take board-essC
Today's agency is the Lutheran Family Services of Virginia. Workers help families at risk stay together.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take board-essC
They are in need of puzzles and fast food gift certificates.
You can reach them at (540) 586-3623.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take web board-essC
This is just one of numerous agencies in need this season.
The full holiday wish list can be found on News 7's web page.
(----------------)



2-Murder-Suicide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Authorities are awaiting autopsy results as they investigate an apparent murder suicide in Carroll County.
Yesterday Police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute on Little Bear Road in the Cana section of the county.
The first officer on the scene found 51- year- old Frederick Ray Edwards and 35- year- old Mary Ruth Hiatt both dead.
Police say the evidence indicates Edwards shot Hiatt and then turned the gun on himself.

OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing trial


The fate of Terry Nichols is in the hands of a Denver jury.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Jurors in the second Oklahoma City bombing trial resume their deliberations today .
During closing arguments yesterday, defense attorney Michael Tigar made an emotional plea to the jurors on behalf of Nichols' saying "this is my brother--he's in your hands."
But prosecutors reminded jurors that the 168 people killed in the blast, quote "are your brothers and sisters as well."
(----------------)



Japan-cartoon


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Japan, hundreds of Japanese children suffered seizures and were hospitalized last night after watching a vividly illustrated cartoon.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Osaka, Japan;


T-V Tokyo, which carried the program, says nearly 600 people, aged three to 20, suffered spasms and nausea about 20 minutes into the program "Little Monsters."
News reports say a cartoon explosion mixed with the strobe-light flashing of a character's eyes coincided with the viewers suffering the epileptic-like symptoms.
(----------------)



Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


The Literacy Passport could soon be a thing of the past.
For eight years, Virginia students were tested on their reading, math and comprehension skills before going to high school.
Students had to pass all three components to get a high school diploma.
The state Board of Education decided yesterday that the test is no longer needed because of the state's rigorous new Standards of Learning.
Testing on the new standards will start next year.

E-Xmas-Lights


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


During the holidays, some people like to decorate their homes more than others, and do so for different reasons.
A retired couple in the Henry community of Franklin County say it's their way of saying Merry Christmas.
David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=HAZEL AND ROY HALE
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Hazel Hale; :20
SUPER=19-David Johnson; :27 (SU)
SUPER=07-Roy Hale; :36
SUPER=01-Lyndia Thornton/Martinsville Resident; 1:00
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=Franklin County

(( Hazel and Roy Hale estimate they have more than 50-thousand Christmas lights decorating their property.
Hazel's sister and her husband live just around the bend. They have about 63-thousand lights on theirs.
They begin the process in September and the end result brings in spectators from miles around.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-04:55:51

((HAZEL HALE; WE JUST LOVE DOING IT. WE LIKE SEEING THE PEOPLE AND WE KIND OF LIKE PUTTING IT UP. IT'S A LOT OF HARD WORK BUT WE LIKE DOING IT.))
RUNS=:09


STAND UP/05:27:19 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE HALES SAY THEIR CREATIVE GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY BEGAN IN 1987 WITH THIS NATIVITY SCENE. FROM THERE, IT JUST CONTINUED TO GROW.))
RUNS=:09
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-04:52:52

((ROY HALE; WE GO EACH YEAR AFTER CHRISTMAS AND BUY WHATEVER WE CAN FIND. THEN WE'LL DISPLAY IT THE NEXT YEAR. THEN, THE SAME THING NEXT YEAR, WE'LL DISPLAY WHAT WE GOT THAT YEAR. ))
RUNS=:10


Roy says they've had at least two-thousand people stop by. He says he knows because he's given out that many lollipops, which is part of the event.
Guests say being here will make you feel like a kid again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-05:19:09

((LYNDIA THORNTON/MARTINSVILLE RESIDENT; I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT THEY TAKE THE TIME AND THE TROUBLE AND THE EFFORT BECAUSE THESE THINGS, I HAVEN'T SEEN SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. IT DOES BRING OUT THE CHILD IN YOU AND I JUST WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD DO THIS.))
RUNS=:13


The lights are on between 5:30 and 10:30 each evening for the whole month of December. Although the Hales spend an extra 150-dollars for their monthly electric bill, they turn away donations, saying it's enough just to see the smile on people's faces.
David Johnson, News 7, Franklin County.)) Two-Roanoke-Game On Record
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE



ANCHOR=Kimberly


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin.
We've been speaking with the young inventors of the new board game, "Roanoke, The Star City Game".
ANCHOR=Melanie


And joining us now are the games creators 14- year- old Zac Hellkamp of Roanoke and his younger brother, 12- year- old Luke and Tony Ferrari from the Cave Spring Jaycees. He's the one in charge of the game's marketing.
SUPER=13-Tony Ferrari/Cave Spring Jaycees;
SUPER=13-Zac Hellkamp/Game Creator;
SUPER=13-Luke Hellkamp/Game Creator;



(I've noticed the game in stores all over the area, how is this being

marketed?)

(What is being done with the proceeds from this game? How is it helping the

Jaycees?)

(How is the game played? What's the object of the game?)



(How is it different from Monopoly?)



(Price?)


5-Retirement


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-48
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
Construction is underway for a new assisted living center for the elderly in Danville.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Danville Place is scheduled to open next spring, with room for 75 residents.
Developers say the key is that it is NOT a nursing home -- rather it provides more freedom with private units, porches and walking trails.
The porches are designed as a quiet place for reflection.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:43:10
IN Q=They live

((HAMMOND HUNT/HUNT AND ASSOCIATES: THEY LIVE LIFE THROUGH THEIR EYES, SPECTATING AND SO FORTH. THE SENSE OF SMELL, THE SENSE OF TASTE ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT WHAT THEY WERE IN YOUNGER YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Hammond Hunt/Hunt & Associates;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=younger years
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Danville Place will employ forty people and is currently hiring.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:37:43
IN Q=It brings jobs

((ED COLEMAN/DEVELOPER: IT BRINGS JOBS, IT BRINGS SERVICES, IT BRINGS TAXES TO THIS COMMUNITY AND IT IS A VERY POSITIVE FORM OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS AREA.))
SUPER=01-Ed Coleman/Developer;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for this area
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Building Danville Place will cost three and a half million dollars.
(----------------)
(TOSS TO BREAK)

BUMP COMM

5-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-46
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


As he was officially sentenced to death, Earl Bramblett still insisted he did NOT kill a family of four.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


The 55- year- old never wavered from his position that the police got the WRONG man.
Blaine Hodges' brother told the judge HE feels victimized by Bramblett.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:15:40 Randy
IN Q=I think that this man

((RANDY HODGES/VICTIM'S BROTHER: I THINK THAT THIS MAN HAS MADE ALL OF US VICTIMS. YOU, THE DEFENSE TEAM, THE PROSECUTION, THE PUBLIC, BECAUSE I THINK WHAT HIS MURDEROUS ACTS DID ALL OF US WILL REMEMBER.))
SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Victim's Brother
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=will remember
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A Roanoke County jury convicted Bramblett last month of killing Hodges' brother, his wife and two children, ages 11 and three.
Judge Roy Willett adopted the jury's sentence of multiple life terms, plus 400-thousand dollars in fines and a DEATH sentence.
(----------------)



2-E-Tech-Fires


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire destroyed a Virginia Tech fraternity and now a student is accused of setting the blaze.
To top it off, the 21- year- old is now charged with perjury.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Sources tell
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Darren Kidwell/Fraternity Member; :18
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 5; :32
SUPER=01-Lt. Kim Crannis/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :40 quick
SUPER=01-Carter Vaughn/Virginia Tech Student; 1:09 VERY QUICK!!!
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:17
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( Sources tell NEWS 7 21- year old Chad Justin (knee-me) Niemi's 15- thousand dollar bond was revoked for lying to a magistrate about his criminal record.
Niemi was taken into custody after the Kappa Alpha house on Roanoke Street caught fire.
(/////SOT/////)

2:06:33
SOT
IN Q=It's unfortunate

((DARREN KIDWELL/FRATERNITY MEMBER:IT'S UNFORTUNATE WE HAD OVER TWO DECADES OF PICTURES AND MEMORIES AND STUFF LIKE THAT FROM EVER SINCE OUR CHAPTER WAS FOUNDED HERE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=founded here.


This is the second time, in four months, flames have destroyed a Tech fraternity.
Police say there've actually been 12 suspicious fires in Blacksburg since early August and are looking at a possible connection.
(/////SOT/////)

2:55:28
SOT
IN Q=We are

((LT. KIM CRANNIS/BLACKSBURG POLICE: WE ARE LOOKING AT TYING ALL THOSE TOGETHER, WE DON'T HAVE ANY LEADS ON THEM RIGHT AT THE MOMENT BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT THEM AS BEING RELATED.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=being related.


Niemi lives on the same street as the fraternity and was arrested shortly after his next door neighbors called to report a storage shed fire.
While talking to police-- another student, standing across the road, says he saw Niemi leave his apartment carrying a bag.
Minutes later, they say, the frat house was engulfed in flames.
(/////SOT/////)

2:26:21
SOT
IN Q=We saw

((CARTER VAUGHN/VT STUDENT:WE SAW PEOPLE JUMPING OFF THE ROOF, WHEN WE WENT OVER THERE, TO KIND OF DO WHAT WE COULD TO HELP OUT AND JUST KINDA WATCH.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=kinda watch.


This was the second fire handled within a matter of hours by Blacksburg fire fighters.
Officials say an electrical problem was the cause of the fire that heavily damaged the Architectural Annex near campus.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Union members at Danville's Goodyear plant will give a seven day work schedule another chance and take a new vote.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Caswell Co., NC/File Tape;


885 union members want to re-consider the offer, while only 532 people did NOT.
Last time the union voted, members did NOT want to work mandatory Sunday shifts for religious reasons-- and because they said they'd lose overtime pay.
Since then Goodyear has laid off people and stopped investing in the Danville plant, which may have changed some minds.
No word yet on when the union will vote on the package again.
(----------------)



E-Tax-Hearing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=State Seal


Governor Allen yesterday proposed two and a quarter percent raises for state workers in both 19-98 and 19-99.
But it's NOT the five percent state workers were seeking for private sector parity... and it includes a pay-for-performance bonus that only about half the state work force could get.
And, as Ellen Qualls reports, all budget decisions this year must pass the "no car tax" test.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This makes sense
SUPER=@Allen; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :16
SUPER=03-Richmond; :30
SUPER=01-Father Gerry Creedon/Virginia Interfaith Council; :38 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Steve Colecchi/Catholic Diocese of Richmond; :42
SUPER=@Ellen1; :52
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=Richmond.



(( sot 03:56:32

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THIS MAKES TO YOU. IT MAKES GOOD SENSE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO THINK NORMALLY. MY CONCERN WITH THIS WAS WHETHER THE LEGISLATURE WILL THEN JUST TAKE ALL THAT MONEY AND END UP GIVING IT IN AN ACROSS THE BOARD INCREASE WHICH WILL END UP BEING TWO AND A HALF PERCENT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
runs=:15



sot 11:45:27

((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: I'M A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED IN THE NUMBERS. AND I'MSURE WE CAN LOOK AT THOSE AGAIN. BUT I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S BEEN SOMANY OTHER PROMISES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE CAR TAXING SITUATION THATMONEY IS GOING TO BE VERY TIGHT.))
runs=:14


The car tax cut was the focus of an ongoing legislative tax commission too, with a call for an earned income tax credit for the working poor.
sot 12:38:31

((FATHER GERRY CREEDON/VA. INTERFAITH COUNCIL: WE'RE IN A MOOD TO CUT TAXES, LET'S CUT TAXES FOR ALL.))
runs=:03



SOT 12:11:37

((STEVE COLECCHI/CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND: MANY POOR FAMILIES DO NOT OWN AUTOMOBILES, OR THEY OWN AUTOMOBILES THAT ARE WORTH SO LITTLE THAT THEY PAY VIRTUALLY NO PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.))
RUNS=:09



sot attach standup here


So it's the dark cloud looming over all the special interest requests in the annual budget beg-a-thon... but it seems clear that everyone at Capitol Square accepts SOME kind of car tax cut will take place under Jim Gilmore's watch.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports,
Both William Fleming's men's and women's basketball teams knocked off Patrick Henry.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0097-j/William Fleming/55//Patrick Henry/44//Boys/j/William

Fleming/67//Patrick Henry/26//Girls/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Floyd Co./76//Patrick Co./65//Jason Dalton 33 Points/j/Parry

McCluer/73//Glenvar/47///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Rocky Gap/73//Mercer, WV/53///j/Bath Co./54//E.

Mennonite/51//Overtime/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Cave Spring/61//G. W. Danville/31///j/Morehead, NC/60//Franklin

Co./58//Girls/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Northside/72//Rockbridge Co./50//Dwone Steele 16 Points/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Hampton/69/j/N. Carolina #1/92////Robert Morris/52/j/West

Virginia/101//Catlett's 500th Win/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/J.M.U./69/j/Miss. State/73////Temple #16/57/j/Villanova/68///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=.........last score.