[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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[VO-NAT]


A Salem company employing hundreds of people is shutting down.
Employees have two months to look for a new job.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


And a scary moment for a Lynchburg City Council Candidate.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


News 7 Mornin' is straight ahead.[Open]


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[E-Telebrands]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-14]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


More than 200 people are looking for new jobs after finding out their employer is closing its doors in two months.
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 reports, that's NOT the reason why Telebrands says it's shutting down.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Wenck/Laid-off Worker; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :12]
[SUPER=01-A. J. Khubani/Telebrands C.E.O.; :24]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :58]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=News-7, Salem.]




[5-Kollmorgen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=597-54]
[GRAPHIC=business news]


There is positive job news in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]

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 more jobs.
The center is designed to make customer service faster and more convenient.
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[SOT]

[11:00:05]
[IN Q=Point of]

((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]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=for kollmorgen]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[E-L'burg-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-16]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Some added stress for a Lynchburg city council candidate.
Engine trouble forced Stewart Hobbs to make an emergency landing yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hobbs and two passengers had just taken off from the Lynchburg airport when the engine failed in their A-36 Bonanza Beechcraft.
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.
State police are investigating.
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[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


President Clinton says he's obeying the judge's gag order and everyone else should do the same.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Clinton is condemning the latest leak in the alleged sex scandal investigation.
Yesterday he refused to answer questions about the deposition he gave in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.
Mr. Clinton says he doesn't remember meeting Jones when he was Arkansas governor, let alone harassing her.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports,
It's a big night for high school hoops.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[TAPE#M98-3]
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[On DESK]
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[Roll Cold out of Break]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Stonewall-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A hospital in Lexington is getting a new look and dropping its affiliation with Carilion.
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[VO-NAT]
[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]
[RUNS=:22]
[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 to the hospital and has scheduled a series of public meetings.
The next one is scheduled for March 12th.
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[E-Elderly-Care]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-8]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


The General Assembly is the newest battle ground for the dispute over elderly care in Lynchburg.
And what lawmakers decide will have a major impact on the lives of two elderly women.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It has been]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :31]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :43]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Dora Cunningham/Caregiver; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Dora Cunningham makes a living caring for two elderly women in her home on Edley Street in Lynchburg.
But when a neighbor complained Cunningham was running a nursing home in a residential neighborhood, a judge ordered the former nurse to find new homes for her patients.
Now she's fighting back.. at the request of city councilman Robert Garber, state senator Steve Newman has amended a bill in the General Assembly that would allow homes to take in up to four elderly or disabled patients and still be treated the same as a single- family residence.
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[SOT 00:59:38]
[IN Q=I think we've]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK WE'VE LOOKED AT ALL THE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT NEED TO BE LOOKED AT AND I THINK THIS BILL BASICALLY SOLVED ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT ARISE FROM THE CONCERNS THAT CAME FORWARD TO BEGIN WITH.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=to begin with.]
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[SOT (Roanoke tape)]
[IN Q=Well the situation]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: WELL, THE SITUATION IN LYNCHBURG IS UNFORTUNATE. NO ONE WANTS TO KICK THESE ELDERLY LADIES OUT OF THEIR HOUSE. AND HOPEFULLY WITH THE AMENDMENT THAT WE HAVE FOUND TO GO ON THE BILL THAT'S CURRENTLY IN THE HOUSE, WE WILL SOLVE THAT PROBLEM AND LET THOSE LADIES CONTINUE TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=where they are.]
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[Standup]
[IN Q=While she's]

((While she's encouraged by the recent developments, Dora Cunningham says she's still under a court order to have her two patients out by April 1st, and she won't relax until THAT has been rescinded. If the bill does pass the General Assembly, lawmakers have asked that it take effect immediately.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=effect immediately.]


Cunningham says she's fighting this battle not just for herself, but for elderly residents everywhere.
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[SOT 1:11:04]
[IN Q=And I'm sure]

((DORA CUNNINGHAM/ELDERLY CAREGIVER: AND I'M SURE THAT IT'S A RELIEF FOR A LOT OF THE ELDERLY COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT AT ONE POINT, THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE AS TO WHERE THEY WANT TO SPEND THEIR LAST YEARS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=their last years.]


And for Cunningham's patients, there's no place like home.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[E-Benham]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Jailed anti-abortion activist Flip Benham is back in Lynchburg after a brief stay in a Bedford County jail.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Benham was transferred to Moneta Wednesday night to help relieve overcrowding in the Lynchburg facility.
But Bedford authorities returned him yesterday afternoon after deciding they could NOT handle an inmate of his notoriety.
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[SOT 5:46:13]
[IN Q=Because of the]

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA INTEREST IN REVEREND BENHAM AND BECAUSE OF THE MAIL, BECAUSE OF THEIR INABILITY TO HAVE ENOUGH STAFF TO TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM, THEY REQUESTED WE BRING HIM BACK. AND TO KEEP DOWN ANY HARD FEELINGS AMONG ANY DEPARTMENTS, WE'RE DOING THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=we're doing that.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Benham is serving a six-month jail term for trespassing at E-C Glass High School last fall.
His supporters are planning mass protests on his behalf next Friday.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In sports,
The Miami Heat continue to live up to their nickname, especially on the road.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#MR1]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=The loud]
[SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00]
[SUPER=18-"The Wedding Singer"; :12]
[Super=18-New Line;]
[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B"; :43]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q= 80's rock icon]

((The loud disco music soundtrack is almost as important a player in New Line Cinema's "The Wedding Singer" as are its stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It's the mid-eighties and Sandler is Robbie Hart, a musician who makes his living singing at wedding receptions where he encourages the guests to dance and defuse potential problems. He's a very good wedding singer until his fiance stands him up at his own wedding. In a downward spiral he is coerced into helping a young waitress, Drew Barrymore, plan her wedding to real jerk. The inevitable happens and the rest of the movie consists of contrivances to keep the two potential lovers apart. "The Wedding Singer" gets a B. It's sweet and effortless, but the only surprise is an unexpected appearance by an 80s rock icon.)) [Steve Live]

[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(Toss to Kimberly)


[Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The grand jury hearing the evidence in the Monica Lewinsky case is off for a long weekend and it is uncertain whether Vernon Jordan will be recalled.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Jordan spent the last two days testifying.
Yesterday he reiterated that he helped the former White House intern find a lawyer and a job.
But Jordan insisted his efforts were not tied to an affidavit Lewinsky signed, denying any sexual relationship with President Clinton.
Legal experts say the jury's next step will be to try to get Lewinsky herself as a witness.
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[Au-Pair]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


Today attorneys for Louise Woodward will ask the Massachusetts State Supreme Court to decide if the British Au Pair can return home.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Last Week;]


Woodward was found guilty of killing eight- month- old Matthew Eappen last October.
The prosecution will ask the judge to return Woodward to prison, despite the trial judge's controversial decision to reduce the jury's conviction from second-degree murder to manslaughter.
The judge sentenced Woodward to time served-279 days.
The defense wants to overturn Woodward's entire conviction.
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[2-E-Telebrands]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-14]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Two months is all workers at Salem's Telebrands' distribution center will have to find a new job.
The more than 200-people employed there will be out of work when Telebrands closes its doors and moves to its California location.
The company has a history of run-ins with the law and the Better Business Bureau.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, that's NOT the reason why Telebrands says it's shutting down.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Wenck/Laid-off Worker; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :12]
[SUPER=01-A. J. Khubani/Telebrands C.E.O.; :24]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :58]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=News-7, Salem.]




[E-Parkway-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-4]
[GRAPHIC=Weather Damage]


It could be a couple more weeks before drivers can hit the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The sections from Waynesboro to Buena Vista, and from Roanoke south to Route 221, are closed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[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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[SOT 12:15:34]
[IN Q=This being a scenic drive]

((THIS BEING A SCENIC DRIVE ... AND HAVE FOR A LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Givens/Park Ranger;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=for a long time]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports,
U-V-A went up against the country's top college basketball team.
Mike Stevens has the results.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=College basketball]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=weekend everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
(denise ad lib toss to Steve/Wx)

[Lottery ]
Pick 3/Pick 4
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today we have]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Nick Fraser/Paleontologist; :28]
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[OUT Q=Nothing Much then...Bingo!]


[Steve Live]
(I'll Call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 632-6487/Va. Museum of Natural History;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)


[5-health-fair]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornm]
[WRITER=aje]
[TAPE#598-2]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin health check]


In this morning's health check,
Healthy living was the focus at Covington High School yesterday as some 300 students visited the first ever health and wellness fair.
Amy Jerrick reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The focus]
[SUPER=01-Anita Rice/Covington Teacher; :31]
[SUPER=01-Angella Persinger/Covington Senior; :59]
[SUPER=01-Charity Tyree/Covington Junior; 1:08]
[SUPER=19-Amy/Jerrick; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7, Covington]


((These students found it takes more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away.
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[SOT 07:20:15]
[IN Q="Well there's]

(( )) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=together."]


The school was awarded a state grant for its on-going health project which took the fair from one teacher's concept to a reality.
Anita Rice says the key to teen health is finding the proper mix of time and energy.
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[SOT 01:08:20]
[IN Q="Help them]

(( )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=and wellness."]
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[VO-NAT]


Life on the go can make achieving that balance seem like an overwhelming prospect.
That's why local businesses and agencies came out to promote everything from managing money to life-saving C-P-R.
Healthy eating was a top concern for many teens. The American Heart Association showed the effects of all those burgers and fries.
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[SOT 03:57:26]
[IN Q="I wasn't]

(( )) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=eat healthier."]


Persinger says the fair offered lessons she plans to take with her.
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(( )) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=in the future."]
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[STAND-UP]
[IN Q=The health]

((The health and wellness project wraps up next week. Organizers say they hope to open the doors to more community involvement in the future. Amy Jerrick, News 7, Covington)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=covington. ]))
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[ANCHOR=denise]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [BUMP]

[COMM[E-Stonewall-Jackson ]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


New management and a new look are in store for Lexington's Stonewall Jackson Hospital.
Stacey Martin has more on the plans for a renovation and an affiliation change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's it.]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :13 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Greg Reatz/Vice Pres. SJH Board of Directors; :30]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]
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[SOT 02.30.58 - 02.31.06]
[IN Q=]

((that's it. i'm just going to move it up and down a little bit. does that hurt when it do that? a little. show me where.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=show me where.]


A few twists and turns may do for a physical examination for a strained wrist.
But, the way outpatient or emergency care is set up at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, a more thorough examination would mean a much longer wait than normal...because of an old set up that has blood work, and testing for specimens located in opposite wings of the hospital.
But, the board of directors is hoping to change that.
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[SOT 01.35.38 - 01.35.55]
[IN Q=WE'RE HOPING IT'S]

((GREG REATZ/VICE PRESIDENT SJH BOARD OF DIRECTORS: WE'RE HOPING IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING TO RENOVATE IS OUR FIRST PLAN OF ACTION AND WE'VE BEEN TOLD BY THE ARCHITECTS THAT THEY FEEL THAT'S A REASONABLE EXPECTATION.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=a reasonable expectation.]


Reatz says the renovations would improve the staff's efficiency and make better use of space like this empty ob/gyn unit.
But there's more--after five years under Carilion's management, the hospital is taking a stab at a new affiliation with a new company --Valiance.
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[SOT 01.33.00 - 01.33.22]
[IN Q=Valiance is a]

((GREG REATZ/VICE PRES. SJH BOARD OF DIRECTORS:VALIANCE IS A SYSTEM OR AN ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT HOSPITALS. THERE AREN'T ANY OWNED HOSPITALS THERE ISN'T ANY SEPARATE HIERARCHY. IT'S JUST A COLLABORATION OF INDEPENDENT HOSPITALS. WE FEEL THAT'S REALLY ATTUNED TO HOW WE VIEW OURSELVES.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=we view ourselves.]


After years of keeping its operations under wraps, the board is now also asking for community input--with its next p

ublic forum scheduled for March 12th. Stacey Martin News7.))[2-E-L'burg-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-16]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Engine failure forced Lynchburg city council candidate Stewart Hobbs to land his plane in a field, rather than an airport yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hobbs and two passengers had just taken off from the Lynchburg airport when the engine failed in their A-36 Bonanza Beechcraft.
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.
State police are investigating.
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[E-Lowes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-17]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The biggest hardware and home-improvement store in our area still plans to get bigger.
And it's not worried about new competition.
That's the word from the C-E-O of Lowe's.
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[VO-NAT]
[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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[SOT 7:33:09]
[IN Q=home depot]

((HOME DEPOT IS A GREAT COMPETITOR OF OURS, THEY ARE THE LARGEST COMPANY IN THE BUSINESS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE COMPETE WITH HOME DEPOT IN 66 PERCENT OF THE MARKETS AND WE ARE VERY VERY SUCCESSFUL AGAINST HOME DEPOT IN THOSE MARKETS BECAUSE QUITE FRANKLY WE HAVE A BETTER STORE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Tillman/Lowe's CEO;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=better store]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Tillman said Roanoke's second Lowe's should open in about ten months.
It's being built in the Pinkard Court neighborhood, across from the Hunting Hills Walmart.

(------------)[5-Jef's-Law]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-6]
[GRAPHIC=session 98]


Governor Gilmore gets his say on a bill designed to protect mental patients from themselves.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The bill is named for 20- year old Jef Farris.
Farris had a history of depression and suicide attempts.
He killed himself four days after he was released from a Richmond hospital -- over the objections of his doctor.
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((BARBARA TSAPEL/FARRIS'S MOTHER: I SAID WELL WE'RE NOT PLANNING ON DOING SOMETHING TO YOURSELF ARE YOU? AND HE SAID NO, NOT RIGHT NOW, BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN IT WON'T HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE. I SAID I COULD TOUCH MANY MORE PEOPLE DEAD THAN I EVER COULD ALIVE. AND AFTER HIS PASSING, I REMEMBER THAT DISTINCTLY, AND I FEEL LIKE HE LEFT ME WITH A MISSION.))
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Barbara Tsapel (CHAPEL) travelled from her home in Elliston to lobby.
If Governor Gilmore signs the bill, Jef's Law will compel magistrates to consider physicians' evaluations in releasi

ng a mental patient.[4-Scores]


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In sports,
The Blue Devils missed 16 of their first 19 shots before cruising to a victory over Virginia.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Salem is losing a distribution center and more than 200 jobs.
Telebrands does seven million dollars worth of wholesale business every month.
Despite a good year the company plans to close its doors and relocate to its facility in California.
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No one was seriously injured in an emergency landing near the Lynchburg airport yesterday.
Lynchburg city council candidate Stewart Hobbs and two passengers had just taken off when the engine failed in their A-36 Bonanza Beechcraft.
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Stonewall Jackson Hospital is making some changes.
The Lexington hospital is ending a five year affiliation with Carilion in July to partner with a new company-Valiance.
Renovations are also in the works.
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Taking a trip back in time can be as easy as making a short drive down to Ferrum.
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The Blue Ridge Institute features a changing gallery of exhibits that portray the old way of life in Western Virginia.
Wood carvings, old apple harvesting equipment, and various home- made gifts are just some of the items that celebrate the area's rich heritage.
But the museum also encourages local residents to take stock of their OWN history.
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((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTIT. DIR.: JUST LETTING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT HELPS TO PRESERVE IT, BECAUSE THEN THEY START LOOKING INTERNALLY AT THEMSELVES, AT THEIR FAMILIES, LOOK AT THOSE CUSTOMS WITHIN THOSE FAMILIES AND START THINKING, MAYBE WE SHOULD PRESERVE THIS OR HOW CAN WE TAKE CARE OF THESE OLD PHOTOGRAPHS, OR WHAT FAMILY PRAYERS DID WE HAVE, OR WHAT FAMILY SONGS DID WE HAVE, JUST MAKING PEOPLE AWARE OF IT AND WANTING TO PASS IT ON, I THINK IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING.))
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The Blue Ridge Institute is this week's feature in "Time Off".
Andrew Freiden and I will have that tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning.
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