[Vinton-Fatality]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Counseling is available to residents of Clearview Manor Apartments today, after a fire there last night claimed the life of a resident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Investigators say 63-year old Sadie B-Jones was smoking in her second floor apartment when her clothing caught fire from the cigarette.
Damages were contained to Jones' apartment, although the rest of the retirement community was temporarily hampered by smoke damage.
All of the other 100 or so residents were evacuated from the building until the smoke was cleared.
Fire fighters ruled the cause of the blaze an accident.
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[Wa-fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Near Seattle Washington, six people are dead and about two dozen injured after a 90-year-old building caught on fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, Washington;]


The building, which did not have sprinklers, served as an assisted living center for elderly and mostly ambulatory residents.
Officials say the early morning fire was quickly contained to a relatively small area, but sent gas and smoke fumes throughout the house.

(------------)[Vaughn]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge says there's probable cause to believe a Roanoke man tried to kill a Salem police officer.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Newsroom]


Tina Tenret was in court today for Kelvin Vaughn's preliminary hearing.
[Live=Tina Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]


Melanie, Kelvin Vaughn's trial for attempted capital murder will be set in May.
At that time, he may face new chargers of murdering his son.
(Rollcue: murdering his son)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When Kelvin Vaughn]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]
[SUPER=04-March;]
[SUPER=01-Officer Marge Dillon/Salem Police Dept.;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=at close range]


Kelvin Vaughn stayed calm during his hearing, barely looking at his family as Officer Marge Dillon recounted her memories of March 11th.
She says Kim Carter called police that morning, to get Kelvin Vaughn out of her Salem apartment.
She and Vaughn shared a child, and the 3-year-old boy was apparently in the apartment with Vaughn.
Officer Dillon says she saw Vaughn and the boy peering through a window, and motioned him to meet at the front door.
Police say they were standing outside the front door when Vaughn opened it and fired a shot.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:55:27]
[IN Q=I was looking down]

((OFFICER MARGE DILLON/SALEM POLICE: I WAS LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL. I WOULD IMAGINE IT WAS POINTED AT MY HEAD. I WAS, I SAW THE BARREL, I SAW THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE BARREL. AS FAR AS I KNOW IT WAS POINTED AT MY HEAD.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=at my head]


Dillon was wounded in the forehead, arm and leg.
She remembers hearing crashes and three more shots from within the apartment.
Rescue workers later found the 3-year-old boy in the back bedroom, fatally shot twice in the chest at close range.
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[Live=Tina Full/Newsroom]


In court today Officer Marge Dillon identified Vaughn as the man who fired the first shot.
Now Vaughn's attorney Tom Blaylock had no clear line of defense.
But his questions focused on these statements from Officer Dillon:
Police made no attempt to talk to Vaughn or call him before he opened the door.
They did NOT knock on the door.
Officer Marge Dillon did not know whether she had been hit with pieces of a bullet or just flying shrapnel.
And she says at no time did she hear crying or yelling from within the apartment.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Newsroom]


Prosecutors say because the 3-year-old died, they will file additional charges against Vaughn in May.
Police say he had neither custody nor visitation rights for his son.

[Southwest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-39]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


An early-morning blaze caused extensive damage but no injuries in Southwest Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire broke out around three a-m in a duplex on Berkley Avenue in the Virginia Heights neighborhood.
The fire spread through the upper level of the house and got into the walls and eaves, making it hard for firefighters to get it under control.
It took more than an hour to put it out.
Two people were inside when the fire started--the owner and his upstairs tenant.
The tenant says he woke up, smelled smoke and got out of the house.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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[wipe wipe wipe wipe][E-Montgo-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-37 13:57]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;]


In Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg crews had to battle a blaze last night.
It broke out around nine p-m at this house in the Preston Forest community, near Blacksburg.
The roof and second floor were destroyed.
Jim Wang and his family were at home at the time and believe it started in the flue.
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[11:16:43]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I suspect]

((JIM WANG/HOMEOWNER:I SUSPECT THAT WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT POSSIBLY THE FLUE BROKE OR SOMETHING ALLOWED OXYGEN TO GET TO
THE CREOSOTE WHICH IGNITED AND APPARENTLY THAT HOLE ALLOWED THE FLAMES TO JUMP OUT ONTO THE WOOD, THAT'S THE ONLY THIN

G THAT I FIGURE COULD HAVE HAPPENED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Wang/Homeowner; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=could have happened.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Wangs and their two children moved into the house in August.
Damage was estimated at 125- thousand dollars.
No one was hurt.
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[E-Till-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-34 36:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A stabbing last week in Danville has ended with the death of an elderly Florida man.
76-year old Everett Till of Florida died Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Wednesday;]


The stabbing occurred last Wednesday night at the Hunters Run Apartments.
Danville police arrested 43-year old Michael Till and charged him with malicious wounding.
The younger Till lived in the apartment where the stabbing happened.
Police won't say if Michael Till will be charged with his father's murder.
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[IRS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Senate hearings into alleged I-R-S abuses have opened on Capitol Hill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The week long hearings will include testmony from taxpayers complaining of abuses by the tax collecting agency.
Among the charges being explored -- that the agency has conducted armed raids on homes and businesses with the flimsiest of evidence.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Meantime, former director of the F-B-I and C-I-A, William Webster has been named by the Clinton Adminstration to c

onduct an independent review of the I-R-S.[Teacher-buried]


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


The Pennsylvania teacher who was fatally shot Friday at a middle school dance is being buried today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Edinboro, PA;]

[11:01:56]
Hundreds attended John Gillette's funeral this morning.
The 48 year old science teacher was a father of three and a former football hero.
Police have charged a 14-year-old student, Andrew Wurst, in the shooting.
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[unknowns]


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


The mystery of who is buried in the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington national cemetary may soon be solved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington;]

[7:28:05]
The pentagon has recommended the remains inside be exhumed and analyzed to confirm whether they belong to an Air Force pilot- Michael Blassie of St. Louis.
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[SOT]

[7:30:09]
[IN Q=I'm sure]

((CHARLES CRAGIN/ASSISTANT:I'M REALLY POSITIVE ABOUT THE WHOLE THING. I MEAN ALL THE EVIDENCE POINTS TO THE FACT THAT IT COULD BE MY BROTHER. I'M HOPING IT WILL BRING SOME KIND OF CLOSURE FOR MY FAMILY, ESPECIALLY MY MOM.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Cragin/Assistant Secretary Of Defense; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=especially my mom]
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[VO-NAT]

[7:28:05]
It's been 26 years since Lt. Blassie was shot down over vietnam.
Circumstantial evidence linked his name with partial remains recovered years later, but nothing was conclusive.
In fact the remains could be those of at least 8 other Air Force or Army pilots shot down in the same region.
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[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Timothy McVeigh]


A federal appeals court is hearing Timothy McVeigh's appeal today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]

[7:09:13]
His lawyers say the trial judge unfairly excluded evidence that could have linked someone else to the Oklahoma City bombing.
There are also claims that the jury pool was tainted by rumors that McVeigh had confessed.
The three-judge panel will also hear from government prosecuters.
McVeigh was sentenced to die for murder and conspiracy in the bombing that killed 168 people.

(------------)[E-Danville-Council]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-35 24:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[****Note ANCHOR tag***]
Jobs and education took center stage at a public forum of Danville City Council candidates last night.
Christy Hubley has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With ten people running]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Faith Cody/Voter; :08]
[SUPER=01-R. Wayne Williams/Danville Council Candidate; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lewis Ramey/Danville Council Candidate; :36]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :51]
[SUPER=01-Harvey Dalton/Voter; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( With ten people running for four seats on Danville's City Council, voters may have a tough time narrowing the field.
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[SOT10:00:39-:44]
[IN Q=It's not easy]

((FAITH CODY/VOTER: IT'S NOT EASY, IS IT? YOU HAVE TO REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AND HOW THEY SPEAK.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=how they speak.]


And speak they did-- about how to attract new industry to Danville.
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[SOT 8:28:09-:24]
[IN Q=Danville right now can easily]

((R. WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: DANVILLE RIGHT NOW CAN EASILY SUPPORT MANUFACTURING JOBS, IT'S THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY JOBS THAT WILL REQUIRE OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM TO CHANGE TO KEEP UP WITH THAT TO ATTRACT HIGHER PAYING JOBS INTO THE AREA.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=to the area.]


And about whether the city should privatize its municipal services.
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[SOT 8:34:20-:34]
[IN Q=We don't want to get]

((LEWIS RAMEY/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE DON'T WANT TO GET OURSELVES INTO A SITUATION THAT IS ONLY ONE OR TWO SUPPLIERS THEREFORE THEY GET TOGETHER ON THE PRICE AND IT GOES UP UP UP UP. )) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=goes up up up up.]


There's little tension among the candidates-- and not much disagreement about what should be done to improve Danville.
With so many of them taking similar stands on the issues... some voters aren't ready to make up their minds just yet.
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[SOT 9:59:10-:18]
[IN Q=You haven't made up]

((HARVEY DALTON/VOTER: YOU HAVEN'T MADE UP YOUR MIND YET? NO. SOMEBODY MIGHT CHANGE MY MIND BETWEEN NOW AND THEN SO I'LL JUST WAIT UNTIL THE 5TH TO COME UP WITH IT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to come up with it.]


Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host another candidate forum tonight in the city council chambers from 7-until-9.

[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-29 43:21]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Just one week before elections, the Roanoke Education Association is offering endorsements in the campaign for city council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday the teachers group announced that it will support independent challengers Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash in the May fifth election, along with incumbent Democrat Bill White.
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[SOT 15:45:40]
[IN Q=The problems that we face]

((ESTHER CIRASUNDA/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THE PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE DAILY AS TEACHERS WITH WHAT WE DO IN ROANOKE CITY: WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND CITY COUNCIL EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY, WE CANNOT ASSURE THE SUCCESS OF THESE CHILDREN AND I THINK THAT PROBABLY IS THE MAJOR ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Esther Cirasunda/Roanoke Education Association;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=the major issue.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Roanoke Fire Fighters Association has also endorsed candidates.
Over the weekend the group threw its support behind Democrats Alvin Hudson, and Nelson Harris.
For the third seat, the association said that either of the independents would be "a welcome and refreshing asset."

[E-911-Calls]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-23 1:00:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Their job is to protect the community. But the Montgomery County Sheriff's office says too much energy is being wasted on prank phone calls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Sheriff's officials are frustrated with the large number of 9-1-1 hangups.
The department has logged nearly one thousand, since August and most are NOT actual emergencies.
The majority are children playing on the phone or adults who've dialed the wrong number and simply hang up.
Whatever the case-- the dispatcher is required to call the person back to confirm everything is OK.
If the caller doesn't answer or the line is busy-- a sheriff's deputy is immediately dispatched.
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[6:16:35]
[SOT]
[IN Q=A 911]

((NEAL TURNER/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A 911 HANG UP IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS A 911 CALL WHERE A PERSON INDICATES MY HOUSE IS ON FIRE, A CHILD IS SICK, SOMEONE IS BREAKING INTO MY HOME BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW IT'S EVEN MORE OF A CONCERN FOR US TO FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN. ))
[SUPER=01-Neal Turner/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


Turner says the problem is so serious he's now tracking the number of 9-1-1 hang ups and says the sheriff's department intends to prosecute serious repeat offenders.
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[E-Wiley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-34 49:06]
[GRAPHIC=Wiley, David]


The musical harmony will continue between the Roanoke symphony and conductor David Wiley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Wiley's Contract has been renewed through the 2000-2001 season-
The President of the Roanoke Symphony made the announcement at the beginning of last night's concert.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 00:46:51]
[IN Q=for the past]

((FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS HE'S DONE WONDERFUL THINGS WITH OUR MUSIC AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO AT LEAST THREE MORE YEARS OF DAVID WILEY'S ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Martin/Roanoke Symphony Society;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=artistic leadership]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Wiley began conducting the Roanoke Symphony in 1996-
He came here with a message. He says he wants people to realize orchestral music is fun- not stuffy.
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[SHUTTLE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The astronauts on board the space shuttle ``Columbia'' may be putting in a call to Mission Control for earplugs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johnson Space Center, TX;]

[7:04:07]
They've proven beyond a doubt that people can snore in space.
Until now, scientists weren't sure whether gravity was required.
The astronauts are on a mission to learn the effect of space travel on the brain and the nervous system.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[sun-tornados]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-European Space Agency;]


The European Space Agency says it's discovered tornadoes on the Sun which are thousands of times bigger and faster than those on Earth.
Scientists discovered at least 12 tornadoes with wind gusts of about 310- thousand miles per SECOND.
Tornadoes on Earth blow at 310 miles per HOUR.
The newly discovered tornadoes may contribute to the solar wind and provide the scientists with clues as to how the solar wind is driven toward Earth.
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[Layman]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-10]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The varsity softball program at Roanoke College is still in its youth.
But it received a bundle of awards last night when the Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its post season all-star team and award winners.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Freshman Amy Layman the former Glenvar standout was named the ODAC's player of the year.
Layman batted 342 this season, and was a force on the mound with 11 wins a 1 point 93 earned run average.
She also struck out 81 batters.
Roanoke's Alan Bayes was named the ODAC's coach of the year.
Catcher Hollie Morris and third baseman Kari Whitney also made first team honors from Roanoke.
(------------)
[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=odac]


Lynchburg's Trena Liggon also earned first team honors as an outfielder.

[Blues]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL]


To the BASEBALL diamond, Parry McCluer barely denied Craig County its first win of the season down in Buena Vista last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]


Fighting Blues Skipper Mark Mace had his team ready for the Pioneer district battle.
And Craig would take a big hit in the bottom of the third as John Snyder scores from third on a wild pitch to make 3-to-1 Blues.
Then on the next play, Jeremiah Brockenborough brings in Chad Coffey on a double and the Fighting Blues were up 4-to-1 at this point in the game.
The Blue would later go up 6-to-one on Norris Dudley's one bagger that plates Daniel Clark.
[super=34-Craig Co./9/Parry McCluer/10;]


The Rockets would rally in the late innings and almost steal this one from the Blues. In the top of the 4th Rusty Maddox connects on a sacrifice fly that brings in Gary Owens.
But the Blues win it 10-to-9.

(------------)[NBA]



[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-12]
[GRAPHIC=nba playoffs]


The Cleveland Cavaliers held the Indiana Pacers at bay last night to survive game three in series play.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/TNT; :00]


Larry Bird's team had an easy time in the first two games and with Rik Smits hitting for 26 points last night it looked like they would complete the sweep.
But Shawn Kemp threw down 31 as the Cavs get their first home playoff win in 5 years with the
[super=32-Indiana/77/Cleveland/86;]

86-to-77 win.
Game four is Thursday back in Cleveland.
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[Race]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=CALIFORNIA]


The Winston Cup is headed for California and the NAPA 500.
And the First Union Chevy will have a new driver.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00]


Last night, Wally Dallenbach, who has posted just one top 10 finish in 9 races this season was fired effective immediately.
[super=03-Martinsville;]


He will be replaced by veteran Morgan Shepherd who will drive the car the rest of the season with the exception of (------------)the two road races where Tommy Kendall will get the call to drive.