[Harrison-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Mel]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=fire investigation]


A fire in Northwest Roanoke last night destroyed one house and heavily damaged another.
Investigators are afraid it's going to happen again.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave]


Eric Earnhart is at the scene with the latest.

[Live=Eric Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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(Rollcue: just in time )
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[SUPER=01-Gertrude Jumper/Fire Victim;]
[SUPER=01-Marlan Morris/Assistant Fire Marshal;]
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[Live=Eric Full/Microwave]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave][TWA]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=airplane safety]


A potential safety problem is prompting the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend the inpections of thousands of passenger planes.
Following up on new findings concerning the crash of T-W-A flight 800, the board has urged the F-A-A to check the wiring on 7-47's and most of the Boeing fleet as soon as possible.
Bob Orr Reports.
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[7:06:26]
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE/][PRATT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
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[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:08:09]
Meantime, problems with jet engines built by Pratt and Whitney have forced the manufacturer to remove eight engines from service and recall thousands of spare parts.
The engines' fan blades may have tiny cracks.. which -could- cause engines to shut-down while in flight.
The engine's power 7-47's, DC-10'S and the Airbus A-300.
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[Bill-Vetoed]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore has vetoed a bill that would provide health insurance to 84-thousand children of Virginia's working poor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday Gilmore stood up to bi-partisan pressure from the General Assembly to expand Medicare and announced that he'll veto the Assembly's version and substitute his own.
Eighty-eight children's health groups in Virginia say the Gilmore plan would need a lot of work to be as good as Medicare.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=health care]


State lawmakers return to Richmond April 22nd to deal with the veto.

[Western-State]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Western State Hospital is refusing to disclose how often it straps patients down or places them in solitary confinement.
The Staunton mental hospital's director says the information sought by the state Department of Rights of Virginians with Disabilities is protected.
The Justice Department has criticized the use of seclusion and restraints at two other state mental hospitals and is discussing similar concerns about Western State with Attorney General Mark Earley.
A Central State patient died in June 1996 after a lengthy period in restraints.

[closing-reax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#from tape 98-32]
[GRAPHIC=business closing]


Strategic planning is underway in Craig County where officials are responding to this week's economic bombshell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle;]


On Monday more than 100 workers at Halmode Apparel learned they would be out of job.
Halmode, the county's largest employer is shutting down.
The 117 workers at the factory make up 5 percent of the county's work force.
Economic developers are now in rapid response mode, trying to find a new business willing to locate in Craig County.
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[11:33:-41]
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[SUPER=01-Steve Carter/Craig Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=DO the best we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


When the Halmode plant closes in June its estimated the local economy will lose around 2 MILLION dollars.
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[Bono]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
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The Widow of Sonny Bono is following in her late husband's footsteps.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;]


Mary Bono has won the special election for his vacant seat in Congress.
Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident in January.
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[7:04:27]
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(( MARY BONO:I LOOK FORWAR TO MOING THE PRESIDENT ON HIS HEARINGS ON SOCIAL SECURITY, I THINK IT'S TIME NOW TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT ADDRESSING SOCIAL SECURITY AND WE DO THIS PERHAPS ON BIPARTISAN BASIS NOW. ))
[SUPER=01-Mary Bono/(R) U.S. Representative Elect; ]
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[OUT Q=BIPARTISAN BASIS NOW.]
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[VO-NAT]


Running as a Republican, Mary Bono defeated five other candidates including her strongest challenger.. Democrat and veteran Actor, Ralph Waite.
Wait starred in the 1970's TV drama "The Waltons."
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


One Virginia congressman says the proposed tobacco settlement is in serious jeopardy.
Republican Thomas Bliley says he does NOT think the tobacco companies will accept the current House bill... which would cost them much more than an earlier proposal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Meantime, fifth district congressman Virgil Goode spoke this morning about the effects of the proposed settlement on Southside tobacco growers.
He addressed a group of political science students at Danville Community College.
Goode says tobacco farmers and quota holders are in limbo while the settlement is still UNSETTLED.
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[IN Q=I know many of the growers]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/FIFTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN: I KNOW MANY OF THE GROWERS AND OTHERS IN THE TOBACCO BUSINESS, THEY'RE NOT BUYING NEW TRACTORS, THEY'RE NOT BUYING NEW EQUIPMENT, THEY'RE NOT INVESTING IN BULK BARNS. THEY'RE WAITING AND SEEING AND THAT IS A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY ECONOMIES.))
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[OUT Q=the community economies.]
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[VO-NAT]


House and Senate versions of the tobacco deal are being worked out in committee.
Goode hopes they will come up for votes in late spring or early summer.
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[Hutcherson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=nooN]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-21 23:07]
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Cleaning up the streets will be the issue of one Lynchburg city council candidate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Incumbent Carl Hutcherson says anti- crime and drug abuse initiatives will be among his top priorities if he's re- elected.
Hutcherson wants to expand the city's Weed and Seed programs and its Public Safety Task Force.
He also would like to ban convicted drug dealers from the neighborhoods where they operated.
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[SOT 11:10:33]
[IN Q=Second, I will]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: SECOND, I WILL ASK COUNCIL AND APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF CONVENING SPECIAL GRAND JURIES IN THE CITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF BRINGING CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS AGAINST THE OWNERS OF HOUSES OR OTHER PROPERTY WHERE ILLEGAL DRUGS ARE KNOWN TO BE SOLD.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Candidate; :00]
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[OUT Q=known to be sold.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutcherson has served on council since 1996.
Eight other candidates are seeking three at- large seats in May.
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[E-Victim-Hotline]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-14 TC 19:07]
[GRAPHIC=Crime Victims]


Virginia is promising victims of crime that information on violent criminals will be easy to obtain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charles City Co.;]


A new toll-free hotline makes that job easier.
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((THE PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE IS APRIL 4, 2003.))
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[OUT Q=April 4, 2003.]
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[VO-NAT]


Scott Phillips was murdered in 19-89, weeks after graduating from high school.
His killer, who was 18 at the time, could be paroled in just five years.
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[IN Q=It's a sense]

((BYRL PHILLIPS-TAYLOR/MURDER VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT'S A SENSE OF SECURITY TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP THAT PHONE AND KNOW THAT HE'S THERE. BECAUSE YOU'LL HEAR "OH HE'S GETTING READY TO BE RELEASED." OR YOU'LL GET A PHONE CALL OR SOMETHING-- ONE OF THOSE THREATENING PHONE CALLS. AND IF YOU CAN PICK UP THAT PHONE AND CONFIRM THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE UNTIL SUCH AND SUCH DATE. THAT IS-- I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU. IT'S A VERY FRIGHTENING FEELING. AND I THINK THAT THAT REALLY WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF SECURITY.))
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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The hotline is staffed during the day, and automated on nights and weekends.

[N-IRELAND]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in Belfast today, trying to bail out the Northern Ireland peace process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland;]


Yesterday, the biggest protestant party rejected the agreement drawn up by former Senator George Mitchell.
[SUPER=03-Londonberry;]


Overshadowing the peace negotiations is more violence.
A protestant was gunned down overnight by a renegade I-R-A group.
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(( [7:12:03] IT WAS A COLD, BLOODY, CALLOUS ATTACK ON A WORKING MAN AS HE RETURNED HOME FROM A DAY'S WORK, AND SHOULD BE CONDEMNED BY ALL PEOPE IN THIS AREA."
IT'S OBVIOUSLY TIMED IN THE OCCASION LIKE THIS, TO UP- TURN THE POLITICAL TALKS THAT ARE GOING ON". ))
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The deadline for peace talks ends tomorrow.
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[PULASKI-SHOPPING-CENTER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE# from 98-26]
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It looks like Pulaski residents won't be getting a new shopping center anytime soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Yesterday the town council rejected a rezoning request by Danville developer the Daniel Group.
The decision comes on the heels of a decision by the planning commission to reject the Daniel Group's request to rezone 35 acres across from Walmart.
Town Council was also given a peition with more than a thousand signatures of those who opposed the project.
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[airbags]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=air bags]


It's a first for a major American automaker.
Ford announced today it plans to put side air bags in all of its cars.
The company says it will first offer the side air bags in luxury cars and then add them to all other models by 2-thousand.

Nearly seven-thousand Americans die each year in side impact crashes.[FAKEd-DEATHs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A Maryland man apparently has found a way to get out of D-U-I convictions,-- he fakes his own death.
Virginia police say Peter Gentry sent a forged death certificate to a court just before his D-U-I trial in 19-91.
They say he did it again a few years later in Maryland.

But Gentry got caught when he was stopped by one of the officers who had previously arrested him.[E-Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-25 TC 25:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Town of Rocky Mount may be ready to incorporate the Franklin Heights neighborhood but some residents are saying wait a minute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The deal was-- annexation would come if Rocky Mount agreed to build a sewer line into the Franklin County neighborhood.
But some residents say they don't need the sewer line.
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[SOT 12:51:52]
[IN Q=Well we been]

((MILES HOLLAND/RESIDENT: WELL WE BEEN NEEDING THEM AND NEEDING THEM FOR 35 YEARS AND AS OLD AS I AM I RECKON I CAN GO A FEW MORE YEARS.))
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People here currently pay for private water and plant septic tanks in their yards.
Becoming part of the town would mean paying taxes to Rocky Mount AND the county.
But some say -- it would be worth it.
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((WE'RE ALL FOR IT. WE THINK THE TOWN SHOULD COME THROUGH HERE AND UPGRADE. PUT SOME SIDEWALKS IN. WATER WOULD BE NICE. AND SEWER LINES. WE'D BE WILLING TO PAY EXTRA BECAUSE WE'D LIKE TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE PROPERTY AND IT WOULD VALUE, JUST RAISE IT.))
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[OUT Q=just raise it]
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[VO-NAT]


The town of Rocky Mount still needs to accept or reject the deal -- but residents here say they wish they had the same opportunity.
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[Liberty-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty University]


Liberty University has a new head basketball coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


The school has hired Mel Hankinson to take over the program replacing interim head coach Randy Dunton. Hankinson is liberty's fifth coach in its 25 year basketball history.
He comes to the university after serving for five years an an assistant at West Virginia. Hankinson coached at Roanoke college from 1974 to 78. He's also coached at Delta State University and Samford University posting a 385-268 record in 21 years of coaching.

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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-2]
[GRAPHIC=Tennessee]


The latest word on Virginia Tech basketball is that freshman guard Jenis Grindstaff will transfer to Tennessee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


A sports radio talk show on WNOX in Knoxville said yesterday that Grindstaff made his tranfer to UT offical.
He will sit out next season and then have three remaining years of elegibility.
The former Tech star visited UT's campus over the weekend.
He averaged 10.5 pts a game for Tech this past season as a freshman.
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[Peanut]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops weekly]


Hometown Hoops Weekly hero, and double-A player of the year Peanut Arrington, is probably headed for Fork Union next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/State Tournament; :00]

That according to his coach Mark Hanks. Arrington visited the campus late last week and liked it. The 17 year old won't be 18 until late summer and a year there would give him a chance to mature. Peanut averaged 25 points a game this past season.
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[Birds]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles]


Make it 6 and 1 for the Baltimore O's, as they spoiled Kansas City's home opener yesterday 11-7.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO; :00]


The Royals did provide their fans with some opening day highlights. Watch Jeff King smash this homer over the left field wall with one on. He rounds the bases for the second time this season.
But the Orioles had the final word. Journeyman Joe Carter with the broken bat basehit up the middle that playes a pair of runs and Baltimore wins it by 4.
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[Tiger]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=Tiger Woods]


Anticipation is the word at Augusta as fans wonder if there will be a Tiger Woods repeat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA; :00]


Woods is the defending Masters champion and will try and repeat that feet when the tourney begins.
The course was full of champions past and present. Six time champ Jack Nicklaus is playing in his 40th masters. He's in good company with the Legendary Arnold Palmer.
Tiger was the center of attention and he should be; in route to winning last yearh he fired a record setting 18 under 270.
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[talent=Patrick]
[ss=none]


And on a sad note, legendary three-time Masters Champ Sam Snead suffered what doctors are calling a "minor" stroke y Snead is recuperating at Augusta's University Hospital.esterday.