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[SUPER=@denise1;7E-Telebrands]



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A local telemarketing company employing more than 200-people is leaving the area.
Telebrands announced yesterday it is closing its distribution center in Salem.
The company has a history of run-ins with the law and the Better Business Bureau.
But as Scott Goldberg tells us, that's NOT the reason Telebrands says it's closing it's doors.
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[SUPER=01-Wendy Wenck/Laid-off Worker; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :12]
[SUPER=01-A. J. Khubani/Telebrands C.E.O.; :24]
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[7E-L'burg-Crash]


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[TAPE#98-16]
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A close call yesterday for Lynchburg city council candidate and Pilot Stewart Hobbs.
Just after flying out of Lynchburg yesterday, he was forced to make an emergency landingy.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The engine failed on the A-36 Bonanza Beechcraft carrying Hobbs and two passengers.
Hobbs decided he could NOT make it safely back to the airport and instead landed in a field about three miles away.


He suffered a small cut above his left eye, but his passengers were uninjured.
The plane's propeller, wings and landing gear were damaged in the landing.
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[7S-Benham]


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[TAPE#98-10]
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Reverend Flip Benham's attorneys say transferring jailed Operation Rescue director out of Lynchburg was move to "break the spirit."
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Benham, who is serving a six- month sentence for trespassing, was one of several non- violent offenders transferred to the Moneta jail Wednesday night.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson says the move was simply designed to relieve jail overcrowding.
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[SOT 5:46:41]
[IN Q=It's routine]

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: IT'S ROUTINE AND HIS LAWYERS CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT TO, I JUST HOPE THEY TELL THE TRUTH WHEN THEY MAKE THE ACCUSATIONS. WE DON'T HAVE ANY NEED TO SEND HIM SOMEWHERE ELSE OTHER THAN FOR SPACE. HE HAS NOT BEEN A PROBLEM FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; :00]
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Benham was returned to Lynchburg yesterday after Bedford County authorities decided they did not have the personnel to handle the media interest in his case.
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Tonight the clouds will remain and there's a chance of light rain or drizzle.
Tonight's lows will be in the upper 30s.
Saturday should be cloudy with a chance of light rain.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 3/7/98
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[SUPER=@denise1;[45Stonewall-Jackson]



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A Lexington hospital is getting a face lift and dropping its affiliation with Carilion.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Stonewall Jackson Hospital has been managed by Carilion for the last five years--but that relationship will end in July when the hospital partners with a new company--Valiance.
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[SOT 01.30.39 - 01.31.01]
[IN Q=Valiance was an]

((GREG REATZ/SJH BOARD OF DIRECTORS: VALIANCE WAS AN OPTION THAT DIDN'T EXIST FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN WE TALKED WITH CARILION AND IT DOES NOW. AND WE FEEL THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT VALIANCE CAN PROVIDE FOR THIS COMMUNITY THAT EITHER CARILION CAN'T OR WE FEEL THAT VALIANCE MAY BE ABLE TO DO A BETTER JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Reatz/Vice Pres. SJH Board of Directors]
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[OUT Q=a better job.]
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[VO-NAT]


Renovations are also in the works at the hospital to improve outpatient care and add specialty clinics including one for cardiac patients.
Reatz says the board is actively seeking community input about improvements and has scheduled a series of public meetings.
The next one March 12th.
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[45Lowes]


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The battle for your home-improvement dollar is going to get a lot more competative in the next year.
But the C-E-O of Lowe's, which is currently the area's biggest home-improvement store, says he's not worried.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


He spoke at the annual meeting of the Salem/Roanoke Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Tillman said Lowe's business will not be threatened when Home Depot -- the NATION'S largest home-improvement chain -- opens a store in Roanoke.
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((ROBERT TILLMAN/LOWE'S CEO: COMPETITION'S GREAT. THAT'S WHAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT. COMPETITION DRIVES US ALL TO BE BETTER AND WHO WINS IN THE COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT? IT'S ALWAYS THE CUSTOMER.))
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[tape 97-78]
Tillman said Roanoke's second Lowe's should open in about 10 months.
It's being built in the Pinkard Court neighborhood, across from the Hunting Hills Walmart.

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Until last year, Virginia had no limits on abortion rights guaranteed under Roe versus Wade.
Then Parental notification for teenage abortions passed.
A ban on so-called partial birth abortions is expected to pass into law this year.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But yesterday, a Senate committee put a stop to the trend.
It killed a bill that would have required adult women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion-- so they could consider information from the health department.
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: DON'T YOU THINK THAT MOST OF THE WOMEN WHO GO IN, A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE, TO GET ABORTIONS HAVE THOUGHT IT OVER?))
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((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THE TYPE OF INFORMATION IS CLINICAL INFORMATION-- NOT THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT ONE CANNOT SIT DOWN I THINK AND INTUITIVELY ARRIVE AT.))
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((NICOLE ANDERSON/ABORTION PATIENT: NO ONE TOLD ME THAT IN ONE MONTH, I WOULD FIND MYSELF HEMORRAGHING ON MY BATHROOM FLOOR BECAUSE PART OF MY BABY HAD BEEN LEFT IN MY UTERUS.))
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((JUDY CASTLEMAN/NAT. ABORTION RIGHTS LEAGUE: THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF VIRGINIA ARE NOT THE APPROPRIATE BODY TO DECIDE WHAT SPECIFICALLY A SPECIFIC PHYSICIAN TELLS A SPECIFIC PATIENT.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach; :11]
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The bill died on a 9-to-6 vote.
Opponents said women who live a great distance from an abortion clinic would be greatly inconvenienced by the waiting period in the bill.

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Today's forcast is mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s and light winds.
Tonight the clouds will remain and there's a chance of light rain or drizzle.
Tonight's lows will be in the upper 30s.
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A local employer is packing its bags and moving out.
Telebrands announced yesterday it will be closing its distribution center in Salem, leaving more than 200 people out of work.
The telemarketing company DOES have a history of run-ins with the law and the Better Business Bureau--But as Scott Goldberg reports, that's NOT the reason they say they're closing their doors.
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[85-Kollmorgen]


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More jobs are on the horizon in the New River Valley.
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Kollmorgen Motion Technologies Group broke ground in Radford for its new Customer Service Network.
The company specializes in motors-
It employs 800 people in the New River Valley plant.
Officials hope that the customer service network will bring in more business--and at least two dozen jobs.
The center is designed to make customer service faster and more convenient.
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[11:00:05]
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((MARK PETTY/PRESIDENT; POINT OF CONTACT FOR ALL OUR CUSTOMERS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA WE WILL CONTACT THROUGH THE KCSN TO GET THE APPLICATION ENGINEERING SUPPORT, SYSTEM ENGINEERING SUPPORT, CUSTOMER SERVICE, ETC... IT WILL REALLY BE THE NERVE CENTER FOR KOLLMORGEN))
[SUPER=01-Mark Petty/Kollmorgen President]
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The New River Valley is a key location because almost forty percent of Kollmorgen's business associates are in Radford.
The network plans to move into the new building in mid-May.
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[8E-Parkway-Damage]


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Sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway will remain closed for a few more weeks.
The stretch from Waynesboro to Buena Vista, and from Roanoke south to Route 221, are closed.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Trees snapped by last month's ice storm have fallen across the road -- and crews are still playing catch up.
They're dragging limbs off the road and chipping them into mulch -- they're also cleaning up banks on the side of the road.
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((THIS BEING A SCENIC DRIVE ... AND HAVE FOR A LONG TIME.))
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Givens says the road will re-open in about two weeks -- unless more bad weather gets in the way of work.
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Taking a look at the weather..
Today's forcast is mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s and light winds.
Tonight the clouds will remain and there's a chance of light rain or drizzle.
Tonight's lows will be in the upper 30s.
Saturday should be cloudy with a chance of light rain.
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