[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Some terrifying moments above the skies of Puerto Rico, as a passenger jet makes an emergency while on fire.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And in Buena Vista, friends and family mourn the loss of A young couple and four children who died in a car crash on Interstate 81.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


High pressure will be setting the stage for lots of sunshine this weekend--
Your Friday is starting off with some patchy clouds and fog, with the promise of partly sunny skies.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Group-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=NET-A]
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The six young victims of a July Fourth accident on Interstate 81 were buried together in Buena Vista yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Yesterday;]


Several hundred mourners crowded into the Pentecostal Holiness Church for the joint funeral service.
With so many victims, the accident has touched the lives of many Rockbridge County residents.
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[SOT UB 14:32:55]
[IN Q=It's just shook up everybody]

((IT'S JUST SHOOK UP EVERYBODY. IT'S JUST HIT HOME SO CLOSE. I THINK TOO IT WAS YOUNG PEOPLE. OF COURSE THEY ALL WERE YOUNG AND I THINK WHEN ANYHTING HAPPENS TO YOUNG PEOPLE, I THINK YOU KNOW WE'RE ALL JUST SO HURT BY IT.))
[SUPER=01-Peggy Grow/Family Friend;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=so hurt by it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The funeral procession stretched from the church to a scenic hillside where the six young people were buried side by side.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[ss=none]


The accident claimed the life of a seventh victim, 59- year- old truck driver Jerry Gregory.
He was buried Wednesday near his home in Augusta County.


[E-Mill-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-49 44:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants the Mill Mountain Star to shine for their cause again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Last night, MADD rallied at the star to collect signatures for a petition to change the star back to a symbol of awareness.
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[SOT 19.10.50]
[IN Q= What more perfect]

((TOM ALTMAN/MADD: YOUNGER CHILDREN ASK WHY IS THE STAR RED AND IT GIVES THE PARENTS THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN THAT SOMEONE WAS IRRESPONSIBLE AND DROVE WHILE THEY WERE INTOXICATED AND CAUSED A TRAGEDY. AND THE STAR BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE AND HEIGHT IT JUST MAKES A WONDERFUL AWARENESS TOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Altman/MADD]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=wonderful awareness tool.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two years ago Roanoke City council decided to turn the star red after a drug or alcohol related fatality.
Last month, at the urging of the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee, Council ended the program.
MADD needs about five-thousand signatures for council to reconsider its decision.
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[E-Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-43 1:07:33]
[GRAPHIC=Murder investigation]


Six years after the body of a Navy shipman was found in Henry County, a Franklin County man has been arrested for his murder.
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[VO-NAT]


29-year old David (De-SHAY-zoh) Deshazo is charged with first degree murder in the death of Jerry McClendon.
McClendon was suffocated at his home near the Little Creek Naval Base in Virginia Beach in 19-92.
His decomposed body was found weeks later in a wooded area in southern Henry County.
Authorities say Deshazo moved the body from Virginia Beach using a U-haul truck.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The Henry County Sheriff's Office says clues uncovered just recently allowed them to make the arrest in this six-year old murder case.
Deshazo is being held in a Virginia Beach jail without bond.
Authorities say an arrest is pending for a female co-conspirator.





[EMERGENCY-LANDING]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-f]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It sounds like a scene right out of a t-v movie-- A jet engine bursting into flames high in the sky, with over two hundred and fifty people on board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico;]


It happened for real yesterday in Puerto Rico.
An American Airlines passenger jet, bound for Miami, made emergency landing with one engine on fire.
Only four passengers suffered minor injuries while exiting the plane on special ramps.
[SUPER=03-London;]


Meantime, Another American jet had to return to London's Heathrow Airport yesterday after the pilot shut down an engine when a warning light indicated an oil filter was flocked.
The jet was bound for Boston with 185 people on board.
It landed safely but a small fire broke out in the undercarriage during touch down.
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[CLINTON-FL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Bill Clinton is back in Washington, DC this morning following his trip to the south.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, Maryland;]

[4:16:40]
Last night the president attended a fund-raising dinner for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at actor Sylvester Stallone's mansion in Miami.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL;]

[4:20:08]
Earlier in the day the president made a stop in Daytona Beach to get a first hand look at the fire damage and thank firefighters.
Clinton declared 34 Florida Counties disaster areas.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][ANTI-DRUG-CAMPAIGN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]

[4:18:16]
Before heading to Florida the President made a joint appearance with House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Atlanta, to unveil a new federal anti-drug campaign.
It includes an agressive 200 million dollar ad campaign.
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[OUT Q=ad brain on drugs...]
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[VO-NAT]


President clinton used his own brother's past cocaine addiction when he turned up the volume in the fight against drugs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( PRESIDENT CLINTON:WE KNOW THAT THE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE FEAR DRUGS THE MORE THEY DISAPPROVE OF THEM, THE LESS LIKELY THEY ARE TO USE THEM." ))
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[OUT Q=THEY ARE TO USE THEM.]
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[VO-NAt]
From the radio and television airwaves to to the internet to major newspapers..the goal is to hit the average family at least four times a week.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, one day after announcing the end of his major tournament playing streak, Jack Nicklaus is sitting one back at the Senior Players Championship.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[SUPER=11-Blacksburg;]
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[SUPER=13-Dr. Dan Eversole/Virginia Tech;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Stonewall-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-48 30:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Several Lexington residents want to see to it that a key piece of women's history is maintained.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


It's now a museum, but about 90 years ago, Stonewall Hospital first opened its doors to serve local residents.
It was one of the few operations of its kind run mainly by women.
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[SOT 17.01.46 - 17.02.07]
[IN Q=The administrator of]

((PROF. TED DELANEY: THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS HOSPITAL WAS A WOMAN FOR MOST OF THE YEARS. THE TREASURER WAS A WOMAN WHO MADE ALL THE FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS AND MOST OF THE STAFF WAS FEMALE--THE X-RAY TECHNICIAN, THE LAB TECHNICIAN, ETC. SO, THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN THIS IS REALLY VERY PROFOUND.))
[SUPER=01-Prof. Ted Delaney/Washington and Lee Univ.]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=really, very profound.]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital closed in 19-53.
Delaney and others at the Stonewall Museum have been gathering old pictures and records from the hospital's past.


Delaney plans to write an article.
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[BV-Dentist]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=NET-B]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Buena Vista dentist is retiring after serving patients in the area for 40 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


Dr. Rudy Radick said originally he hadn't planned on settling down in Buena Vista.
But, he said after getting to know his patients and their needs he decided to stay.
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[SOT 11.54.04 - 11.54.27]
[IN Q=I'm very much]

((DR. RUDY RADICK: I'M VERY MUCH AWARE OF PATIENTS' BACKGROUNDS AND THEIR ECONOMIC STATUS AND I'VE USED--TRIED TO FACTOR THAT IN TO MY WORK AND SO I WAS ABLE TO GIVE THEM BREAKS.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Rudy Radick;]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=give them breaks.]
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[VO-NAT]


His business was wiped out in the flood of 1985.
However, many of his patients remained loyal and were waiting in line to see him when he re-opened his office a few years later.
Arthritis in his hands has forced him to retire.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET-C]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, questions are arising concerning what was THOUGHT to be a wonder-drug in the fight against breast cancer.
Rick Jackson has the latest in today's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((On-CAM=RICK



GOOD MORNING.
SCIENTISTS HAD HIGH HOPES FOR THE BREAST CANCER DRUG, TAMOXIFEN....
BUT THOSE EXPECTATIONS MAY BE FADING.

VT=VO


BRITISH DOCTORS SAY SO FAR TAMOXIFEN HAS NOT SHOWN THAT IT CAN PREVENT BREAST CANCER IN HIGH-RISK WOMEN.
BUT THEY ADD THAT MORE LONG-TERM STUDIES ARE NEEDED.
THESE LATEST RESULTS CONTRADICT AN AMERICAN STUDY..THAT FOUND TAMOXIFEN COULD REDUCE CASES OF BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN BY 45-PERCENT.//

VT=VO


A NEW TEST COULD GIVE DOCTORS THE INSIDE VIEW THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR.. WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING CANCER PATIENTS.
SCIENTISTS AT THE LEUKAEMIA RESEARCH FUND SAY THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A TECHNIQUE THAT LOOKS INSIDE A CANCER CELL... AND DETERMINES WHETHER CERTAIN TREATMENTS ARE WORKING.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE PROCEDURE WOULD BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH LEUKAEMIA AND OTHER BLOOD CANCERS.//

VT=VO


EVEN THOUGH CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS ARE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH...
DOCTORS SAY NOT ENOUGH CHILDREN ARE BEING PROTECTED AGAINST CHICKEN POX.
ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, ONLY 26-PERCENT OF INFANTS HAVE RECEIVED THE CHICKEN POX VACCINE... SINCE IT FIRST BECAME AVAILABLE IN 1995.
EXPERTS RECOMMEND THAT CHILDREN GET THE VACCINE BEFORE THEIR 13TH BIRTHDAY.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[SUPER=13-Dr. Scott Greiner/Virginia Tech;]
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[2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A young couple and four children who died in a car crash on Interstate 81 were remembered yesterday in Buena Vista.


Kevin Chittum and Tamara Rogers were driving to Salem last weekend with Chittum's sister, niece and two other boys in the back when they collided with a tanker truck.
The truck driver was also killed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


There were some anxious moments yesterday when an American Airlines jet made an emergency landing in Puerto Rico -- with one engine on fire.
Although there were no serious injuries... the F-A-A wants to know why the jet's engine fire extinguishing system didn't work.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And Mothers Against Drunk Driving want the Roaonoke Star to continue to glow red following fatal drug or alchol related accidents.
Members of MADD rallied on Mill Mountain last night in an effort to have the star changed back to a symbol of awareness.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday July 10th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



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A group funeral service brought hundreds to a Buena Vista church yesterday.
Mourners remembered six of seven victims who died Saturday in one of the worst car wrecks in Western Virginia's history.
Joe Dashiell has more on yesterday's services.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One casket would have been]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Grow/Family Friend; :18]
[SUPER=01-Pete Robey/City Attorney; :24]
[SUPER=01-W. A. Mills/Buena Vista Minister; :56]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Buena Vista]


((One casket would have been painful enough, but six were carried from the Pentacostal Holiness Church to six waiting hearses.
In the close-knit community, the deaths of so many in a single accident... have touched almost everyone. An estimated 900 mourners grieved with the families..
[SOT UB 14:33:11]
[IN Q=We can't feel what they're feeling]

((PEGGY GROW/FAMILY FRIEND: WE CAN'T FEEL WHAT THEY'RE FEELING, BUT WE CAN JUST HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.)) ((PETE ROBEY/CITY ATTORNEY: THE IMMENSITY OF THE LOSS HAS JUST BEEN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO COMPREHEND, IT REALLY HAS. I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO SINK IN, BUT IT'S BEEN ENORMOUS.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=been enormous.]


25- year -old Kevin Chittum, and his 19- year- old fiancee Whitney Rogers, 13- year- old Bridget Chittum, 13- year- old Joshua and 10- year- old Jonathan Conner, and 11- year -old Sheena Miskovsky... were all remembered for their youth and vitality... the joy they brought to their own lives and to others.
[SOT UB 10:33:56]
[IN Q=I do know the days to come]

((W.A. MILLS/BUENA VISTA MINISTER: I DO KNOW THE DAYS TO COME WILL BE VERY TRYING FOR THE FAMILY AS WELL, AND I DO KNOW THEY WOULD APPRECIATE THE CONTINUED PRAYERS AND INTERCESSIONS OF THE COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=trying for the family as well.]


The funeral procession stretched from the church through the city to the cemetery hillside where six young people were buried side by side.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Buena Vista))

[2-E-Mill-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-49 44:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mothers Against Drunk Driving is fighting to have the Roanoke Star shine red again when drugs or alcohol cause accidents that claim lives.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Last night, MADD rallied at the star to collect signatures for a petition to change the star back to a symbol of awareness.
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[SOT 19.10.50]
[IN Q= What more perfect]

((TOM ALTMAN/MADD: YOUNGER CHILDREN ASK WHY IS THE STAR RED AND IT GIVES THE PARENTS THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN THAT SOMEONE WAS IRRESPONSIBLE AND DROVE WHILE THEY WERE INTOXICATED AND CAUSED A TRAGEDY. AND THE STAR BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE AND HEIGHT IT JUST MAKES A WONDERFUL AWARENESS TOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Altman/MADD]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=wonderful awareness tool.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two years ago Roanoke City council decided to turn the star red after a drug or alcohol related fatality.
Last month, at the urging of the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee, Council ended the program.
MADD needs about five-thousand signatures for council to reconsider its decision.
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[S-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-45 TC50:52]
[GRAPHIC=Kenneth Stewart]


A Federal Appeals Court in Richmond has denied an appeal by a Bedford County man looking to avoid the death penalty.

Kenneth Stewart killed his wife and infant son.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/May, 1992]


He came close to being executed a couple of years ago for the murder of his wife Cynthia and his six-month-old son.

He won a stay so he could pursue more appeals, focusing on psychiatric testimony and jury instructions.
But in an opinion made public yesterday, the Fourth Circuit said Stewart has failed to come up with any new evidence regarding his mental state at the time of the murders.
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[Photog-Shot]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A video photographer working with the T-V show "Cops" was accidentally shot by a police officer in Virginia Wednesday night.
The Chesapeake officer was pulling a shotgun from the trunk of a car when it discharged toward the ground.
Pellets ricocheted and hit the videographer in both legs.
He was treated and released from an area hospital.



[2-emergency-landing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A dramatic touchdown at a San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico/Home Video;]


An American Airlines passenger jet, bound for Miami, made an emergency landing yesterday with one engine on fire.
The flames were put out once the plane touched down.
Four of the 251 on board suffered minor injuries whil exiting the plane on special ramps.
Authorities are still trying to determing what started the fire.
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[gm-strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-K]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


G-M wants to jump-start next week and end a strike now more than a month old.
But negotiators say that goal will probably not be achieved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]

[4:26:44]
G-M says talks with the U-A-W have broken off at its Flint metal plant in Michigan but add negotiations continue at the Delphi east plant.
G-M is hopeful a deal can be reached because the strike has virtually halted its domestic production.
But even if the deadline is met, it would take several days to begin distributing parts again.
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[2-CLINTON-FL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Bill Clinton is back at the White House after a quick trip south.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;]

[4:16:40]
Last night the President attended a fund-raising dinner for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at actor Sylvester Stallone's mansion in Miami.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL;]

[4:20:08]
Earlier in the day the president made a stop in Daytona Beach to get a first hand look at the fire damage and thank firefighters.
Mr. Clinton declared 34 Florida Counties disaster areas and announced new federal aid for farmers and others out of work because of the fires.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[E-Montpelier]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-42 1:05:33]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton, Hillary]


Meantime the President's wife made her way to Virginia yesterday.
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[VO-NAT TAPE TWO 03:16:01]
[SUPER=03-Orange Co.;]


Hillary Rodham Clinton was at Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison.
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[SOT TAPE TWO 03:16:01]
[IN Q=Not as]

((HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: NOT AS MANY AMERICANS AS I WOULD LIKE KNOW AND APPRECIATE HIS ROLE AS THE FATHER OF OUR CONSTITUTION.))
[SUPER=07-Hillary Rodham Clinton;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=our Constitution.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mrs. Clinton announced a 16-million dollar pledge, from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a newly-appointed Montpelier board.
It will help make the estate a showcase for what they believe are the underappreciated contributions of James and Dolley Madison.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 02:47:37]
[IN Q=A people ]

((NORMAN LEAR: A PEOPLE CAN ONLY BECOME AND REMAIN A PEOPLE IF THEY CAN NURTURE SHARED COMMITMENTS AND COMMON MEMORIES. ))
[SUPER=07-Norman Lear;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=common memories.]
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[VO-NAT]


TV pioneer Norman Lear also gave a million dollars to preserve the papers of the founding fathers.
It was the unofficial kickoff for President Clinton's "Save America's Treasures" campaign.
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[Birthdays]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Fri.]
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[out= back to you.]



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[SUPER=13-Dr. Bill Beal/Virginia Tech]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[2-E-Bedford-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 31:08]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


In his official debut before the school board, Bedford County's new school superintendent says he's bringing a fresh style to the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Doctor James Blevins left Nottoway County to replace John Kent as the head of the ten- thousand student Bedford school system.
Blevins says he wants to re-open the lines of communication between students, parents and teachers.
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[SOT 3:09:45]
[IN Q=The most important]

((JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMODITY THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IN BEDFORD COUNTY, THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE IS THE YOUNG PEOPLE. AND WE HAVE TO STRENGTHEN THOSE GOALS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY HAS TO BELIEVE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S BEST FOR THE STUDENTS AND THAT OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS SOUND.))
[SUPER=01-James Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=system is sound.]
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[VO-NAT]


Blevins' appearance last night marked his first official meeting with the school board.
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[E-Express-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-40 1:34:44]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]


The Express Mart convenience store chain, based in Chatham, is changing hands.
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[VO-NAT]


The new owner of the 21 Southside stores is Fas Mart of Richmond.
The buyout is expected to close August 17th-- but the terms of the deal aren't being released.
Fas Mart already has 67-stores-- the acquisition will bring that number to 88.
Express Mart was NOT planning to sell until it was aggressively approached by Fas-Mart.
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[SOT 44:51:-01]
[IN Q=The first thing we needed]

((DON GIBSON/EXPRESS MART EXECUTIVE VP: THE FIRST THING WE NEEDED TO DO WAS LOOK AT IT FROM AN EMPLOYEE STANDPOINT. AND IT WAS A REAL GOOD MATCH. THE COMPANIES ARE VERY SIMILAR. THERE WAS A PLACE FOR ALL THE EMPLOYEES AND IT MADE A LOT OF SENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Gibson/Express Mart Executive VP;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a lot of sense.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gibson says there will be little change in store operations.
He says customers should only notice a name change.
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[E-Cornwell]


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[TAPE#98-51 27:11]
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The lines were long and anticipation was high as best-selling author Patricia Cornwell made her way to Lynchburg last night.
Readers turned out to buy Cornwell's latest thriller and meet the mystery-writer in person.
Steve Smallshaw has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The line began]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=07-Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer; :1]
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[SUPER=01-Lori Shufflebarger/Cornwell Fan; :35]
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(( The line began forming at four p-m.. and by seven it stretched nearly the entire length of the mall.
Inside the store, Patricia Cornwell's fans were snapping up her latest forensic thriller "Point of Origin".
To a person, they all felt it was worth the wait.
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((Reporter: How long are you willing to wait? HOPE TRACHTENBERG- FIFER: UNTIL I HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM VERY, VERY, VERY BADLY.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=very very badly.]
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((The line was so long, one man joked you could read Patricia Cornwell's new novel from cover to cover and be finished by the time you got to the front. So why would someone spend so much time here? Cornwell's fans say that's no mystery.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=no mystery.]
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((LORI SHUFFLEBARGER/CORNWELL FAN: JUST THE FORENSIC DETAIL OF IT ALL, THEY'RE VERY WELL- CRAFTED STORIES, THEY'RE VERY WELL- WRITTEN, AND THEY'RE FUN.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=they're fun.]
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((GEORGE FLANIK/CORNWELL FAN: I HAVE KIND OF BURNED OUT ON TOM CLANCY BOOKS, AND PATRICIA CORNWELL, FROM INTERVIEWS I'VE SEEN OF HER, SEEMS TO BE THAT SAME KIND OF WRITER, SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, THIS IS MY FIRST BOOK OF HERS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=book of hers.]
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[RUNS:01]
Cornwell arrived shortly after seven and spent the next few hours burning up the Sharpies for her faithful fans.
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[IN Q=It's amazing to]

((PATRICIA CORNWELL/NOVELIST: IT'S AMAZING TO ME THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WILL COME OUT AND STAND IN LINE TO SEE ME. I'M SO APPRECIATIVE OF IT AND I ALWAYS THINK I BETTER WORK REAL HARD TO KEEP WRITING GOOD BOOKS OR THEY'LL BE REAL MAD AT ME.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=mad at me.]


No angry faces here.. but "Point of Origin" could make for some tired eyes at work in the morning.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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In sports, 21 runs were scored in last night's Cubs/Brewers game, including Sammy Sosa's 34th big blast of the season.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Six young victims who died together in a Botetourt County crash are buried side by side this morning.
Hundreds gathered in a Buena Vista church yesterday for the group funeral.
Saturday's accident on I-81 killed seven people, including an Augusta County truck driver who was buried Wednesday.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants the Roanoke star to once again shine for its cause.
Last month Roanoke City COuncil said the star would no longer shine red after an alcohol or drug-related fatality.
MADD members rallied at the star last night to collect signatures and persuade council to reverse its decision.
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And Bedford County's new school superintendent made his debut before the County school board last night.
Doctor James Blevins says parents can expect a new style of management from his administration, and he hopes to open the lines of communication among students, teachers and parents.
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For most of us, an 850- mile DRIVE is exhausting--
But how about an 850- mile WALK?
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That's how long the journey was for Virginia frontierswoman Mary Draper Ingles back in 1755, after her escape from the Shawnee Indians.
Her true story has been depicted on this Radford stage for the last 27 years.
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((KATHLEEN HARSHBERGER/DIRECTOR: VERY OFTEN, IN AN OUTDOOR DRAMA, THE HERO, THE PROTAGONIST IS A MAN. IN THIS CASE, IT'S A WOMAN. IT'S NOT JUST A WOMAN'S STORY, BUT IT'S INTERESTING TO HAVE A FEMALE AS THE HEROINE.))
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If a night of outdoor theatre sounds like a fun summer outing to you, how about first watching our profile of "The Long Way Home"
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in this week's "Time Off" segment.
That's coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning.
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