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ANCHOR=Keith

One out of three of those workers on furlough from the G-E's Drive Systems plant are fired.
A live report from Salem tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And heightened security at the federal building amid two high-profile criminal cases... we'll show you what the bomb squad found.
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Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, the winner of this year's Daytona 500 will receive a record $1 million dollars.
The Broncos talk about Elway's possible retirement a day after winning the bowl.
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And Big John's teammate, Terrell Davis picks up his just rewards as the big game's most valuable player.
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Looks like a mix of winter precipitation around our viewing area tomorrow. Most will see a cold rain. The breakdown in a few minutes. open
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GE


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=General Electric


It's been a bad month for the General Electric plant in Salem.
Weak earnings forced the plant to shut down for the first three weeks of January.
Today, when furloughed workers came back to their jobs, many found pick slips waiting for them.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/StarLink


Scott Goldberg is in Salem tonight...
Where 245-people have been laid off.
Live=Scott Full/StarLink
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Keith, one worker described it as "incredibly aggravating."
For the last year, hourly employees at General Electric have found themselves doing less work -- because there's a low demand for the high-tech drive systems made here.
That's why the plant forced 760-people to take vacations this month.
And that's why so many of them won't be coming back.
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Reginald Berry has seen this before.
He has worked at the General Electric plant in Salem for four years, and this is the second time he has been laid off. Pre-Pro
Today the plant announced it is firing 170 hourly workers, and 75-salaried employees like engineers.
That's 15-percent of G-E's entire Salem work force.
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I a statement released this afternoon, pre pro
G-E said "We simply don't have sufficient workload at this time to maintain current employment levels in our factory."
Some of the workers fired today said they think there's another reason:
The company is finding cheaper labor in other countries.
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Cruz


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


They picked a jury today in the case of one of the high-rollers actually arrested as a result of Javier Cruz's undercover work for the government.
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VO-NAT
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J-R Castellanos was picked up in Miami the very day the U-S Attorney in
SUPER=04-February 25, 1997

Roanoke finally unveiled details of the investigation that lasted seven years.
In addition to drug trafficking itself, Castellanos is alleged to have "made arrangements" to launder more than a million dollars in currency from the Cali Cartel.
PAMELA Cruz, the informant's ex-wife pled guilty to her role in the drug trafficking conspiracy.
Of the 28 people indicted with Cruz a year ago... many remain at large... only two are left for trial.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The prosecutor says now that he may be able to put on his case against Castellanos and local realtor Earl Frith without calling Cruz to testify.

Abed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Abbott


A former brother-in-law of Joe Abbott testified in the crime family trial in federal court today.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/March, 1997


Robert Khatib told the jury that Abbott's brother Abed Jamil Abdeljalil launched a smear campaign against him.
Khatib says AbdelJalil often visited Khatib's Brown Derby Restaurant and talked about drug dealing, arson and stolen goods.
Khatib admitted today that he set a fire in Hagerstown in 1978, though he'd given the Grand Jury the impression that he had not served time for it.
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Poff-Package


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


The nature of both trials underway in the Poff federal building has deputy marshals on high alert.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That was evident today when they discovered a duffel bag next to a driveway that enters the parking lot.
With the help of a State Police bomb technician who was on hand for the Abed trial, they took several x-rays before deciding it was safe to cut the bag open with a knife.
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((GUS NECESSARY/STATE POLICE BOMB TECHNICIAN; YOU GET FAIRLY COMFORTABLE READING THE X-RAY, THINGS THAT WE NORMALLY ARE TRAINED TO LOOK FOR, THEY SHOW UP WITH A PARTICULAR IMAGE, AND WHEN YOU SEE ONE OF THOSE ON THE X-RAY, YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS.))
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Necessary says the bag contained only clothing. There was no identification inside.
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WV-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-56
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Investigators say a fatal fire in a Greenbrier County grocery store was an accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairlea/Last Thursday;


Crawford's Galaxy Food Center in Fairlea was destroyed by the blaze Wednesday.
Investigators say an electrical problem in the coolers in the rear of the store started the fire.
Volunteer firefighter Greg Carter died after entering the building to search for victims.
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Clinton-Intern


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=THa
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


President Clinton broke four days of silence today-- insisting he "never had sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinksky.
But are the President's words enough to repair the damage.
Double Boxes=Keith and Guest/Microwave


Radford University professor Vincent Hazleton is accredited in public relations.
He joins us live to address some of those questions.
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(Dr. Hazleton-- how serious a problem is this for the President?)
(Do you think the President will address the issue during tomorrow night's state of the union address?)
(How do you think this will affect the rest of his presidency?)
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A delegate is rushed from the floor of the General Assembly to the hospital today.
We'll have that in a moment,
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and then a little later, we'll see how technology is letting some Virginia Tech students go where no one has gone before.
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Car-Tax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Governor Jim Gilmore's popular car tax cut is almost certain to pass.
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But a battle "royale" is brewing over the details of how it's collected.
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((THIS BILL HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PLUNGE OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS INTO FISCAL CHAOS, TO WIDEN THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS OF THIS STATE, AND TO DIVIDE US REGIONALLY LIKE NO OTHER ISSUE EVER HAS, AT THE VERY TIME THAT OUR CONSCIENCE DEMANDS THAT WE WORK TOGETHER LIKE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE.))
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Debate kicked off today between rural Democrats and suburban Republicans over who benefits.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: THIS CENTERPIECE WAS ADOPTED OVERWHELMINGLY BY DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, AND INDEPENDENTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS COMMONWEALTH. IT IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TAX RELIEF BILL IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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Another regional disappointment: the House Appropriations Committee found out only this afternoon the fine print on the cuts the Governor mentioned Friday.
The ballooning cost of the car tax bill would be covered by about four million more dollars in cuts to Southwest and Southside Virginia museums and cultural centers than Gilmore mentioned Friday.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=HOLD


Among the cuts to George Allen's generous budget: 100- thousand dollars from the Bedford D-Day Memorial, 50- thousand from Opera Roanoke, and 900- thousand from the Science Museum of Western Virginia.

Dickinson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Today's car tax talk was briefly interrupted by a medical emergency.
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Louisa Democrat Earl Dickinson was presiding over the Appropriations meeting when he suddenly had trouble speaking.
Dickinson was wheeled out of the meeting on a stretcher and has been admitted tonight to the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.
The powerful committee chairman's staff says only that he's under evaluation.
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Teen-Drivers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=State Seal


Outraged teens and parents have apparently convinced new Lieutenant Governor John Hager to scale back his first major bill.
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Hager says about ten- thousand Virginia teen drivers already have been ticketed for moving violations.
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A third offense would mean a young driver would lose his or her license for a year or until they reach age 18.
The plan Hager had introduced two weeks ago would have put ALL teen drivers on a "provisional license" with several more conditions before they could get a permanent license.
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Goodyear


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=chu
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Union members at the Goodyear plant in Danville will decide this week on a new shift schedule.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Members of Local 8-31 cast their votes today to narrow three shift proposals down to two.
They'll vote again Wednesday to make their final decision.
Most union workers say they like the idea of a 12-hour shift which would give them two weekends off a month.
But not everyone can agree if workers will get enough opportunities for overtime.
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((WINSTON STEVENS/UNION WORKER: THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME OVERTIME AVAILABLE BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE AS MUCH.. AND ALL THE DOUBLE TIME IS GOING TO BE GONE.)) ((JAMES ADKINS/UNION WORKER: THERE'S STILL OVERTIME. IF YOU WANT TO WORK YOU DAY OFF IT'D BE OVERTIME.. TIME AND A HALF. YOU REALLY AIN'T LOSING NOTHING.))
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Goodyear has not decided when it will move to the new 7-day work schedule.
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Stocks


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


A mixed day on Wall Street today.. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW was UP 12 points, but was hurt by a steep loss by AT&T.
The company announced 15 thousand layoffs today following a drop in fourth quarter earnings.
NASDAQ lost 14 points.
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Virtual-Reality


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Students and professors at Virginia Tech are exploring a new CAVE on campus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


But the location is anything but cold and damp.
At Virginia Tech-- CAVE stands for Cave Automatic Virtual Environment.
It's a three- D tool designed to help professors and students with a variety of studies and experiments.
Users feel as if they're walking inside a molecule or down a hallway.
Plans are also in place to market the CAVE to businesses wanting to develop new products.
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((SCOTT MACRAE:ACTUALLY VIRGINIA TECH IS THE ONLY CAVE, HAS THE ONLY CAVE, ON THE EAST COAST, SO WE'RE LOOKING NOT ONLY IN THE BLACKSBURG AREA BUT EVEN UP INTO THE WASHINGTON DC, PHILADELPHIA, OVER INTO THE TIDEWATER COMMUNITIES. ))
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Congressman Rick Boucher was on hand for the unveiling.
Virginia Tech and federal money helped make the project possible.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, Terrell Davis motors through Green Bay and then picks up a truck, Elway continues to mull his retirement plans.
The Barbers are coming home.
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And the money will be flowing on the beach later this week as the Daytona 500 is set to hand out more than $7 million dollars.
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-38
GRAPHIC=DAYTONA 500


We begin tonight with more evidence to support the claim that NASCAR is america's fastest growing sports.
This afternoon the folks at Daytona announced that the purse for the February 15th race will top the $7 million dollar mark.
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The race winner will get one million dollars and the second place finisher in the 500 will take home $500 thousand bucks.
Each of the top 11 finishers is guaranteed of winning at least $100 thousand.
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That's a far cry from the first 500 in 1959, when Lee Petty won the race and the championship.
That year Petty won $45 thousand, 5 hundred and 70 dollars for the whole year.
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S-Super


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
SS=SUPER BOWL


The Denver Broncos are back home getting ready for a big time championship parade tomorrow afternoon.
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But today in San Diego, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue presented Terrell Davis with his most valuable player award.
Davis also picked a new Ford truck, and he says a repeat is possible.
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Davis had 157 yards rushing and a record 3 TD's in the game.
Those numbers came despite sitting out the second quarter with a migraine
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=SUPER BOWL


Let's hope the parade goes batter than last night's celebrations when 25 people were arrested and riot gear had tobe used to quiet the crowd.


S-Elway


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S8-4
SS=HOLD SUPER BOWL


The Denver fans are also holding their collective breath and hoping that John Elway decides not to retire and stay on for another season.
Neither Davis nor head coach Mike Shanahan has is certain which way the future hall of famer is leaning at this hour.
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S-Henning


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# FB97-3
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A familiar face is back with the New York Jets.
The organization named Dan Henning as the quarterbacks coach.
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SUPER=@File;


You may remember Henning was a casualty of Marv Levy's departure as head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
Henning will now fill the shoes of a retiring Ron Erhardt.
Henning first worked for the Jets in the late 70's as a recievers coach.
He's worked with his close friend Bill Parcels too, as an assisstant at Florida State in 1970.
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S-Barbers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB95-7
GRAPHIC=Roanoke valley sports club


Former Cave Spring standouts and NFL rookies Tiki and Ronde Barber will speak to the Roanoke Valley Sports Club in February.
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Tiki; who started some of the year and had over a thousand yards of total offense, helped lead the New York Giants back to the top of the NFC East this past season before losing in the first round of the playoffs.
SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/August;


Ronde spent most of his first NFL season on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers inactive list but saw action in a few games; including the Green Bay playoff loss.
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold Roanoke Valley sports club


The barbers will speak to the sports club on either the 16th or 24th of February at the Salem Civic center. This will be the sports club's fourth meeting.

S-Matheny


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=VMI Hoops


VMI's basketball team battles Southern Conference rival UNC Greensboro tonight on the road.
Forward and former Cave Spring standout Matt Matheny is waiting his turn to become a major Keydet contributor.
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Matheny has started in four games this season. The junior forward is averaging just over 11 minutes and four points a game.
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As you can see, Matheny is a team player. And his major concern at the moment is to contribute as much as possible as the Keydets head toward the Southern Conference tournament.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Radford


The Radford men play Charleston Southern tonight in a Big South contest in South Carolina. The RU women play the Lady Buccaneers at the Dedmon Center at 7.
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Liberty is on the road against Coastal Carolina while the Lady Flames host Coastal. Tip off is 7pm.
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The ODAC's 3rd place Roanoke College Lady Maroons entertain Thomas Moore at the Bast Center. That game also at 7 this evening. Wx-Tape
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