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A light plane crashes into a mountain. There are fatalities. A live report is just ahead on News 7.
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And a slump in the coalfields means railroad layoffs in Roanoke. Could other local employers also feel the pinch?

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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big Seven, we'll meet a 64 year old who is one of the best wrestlers in the valley.
John Andretti and the Petty Pontiac are cleared of any wrong doing.
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And we'll hear from UVa's Patrick Kerney a projected first round pick in this coming weekend's NFL draft.
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Strong winds and now a chill down mean a cooler than normal weather week. Details coming up. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]

A light plane goes down in mountains west of Roanoke. There are fatalities, and a search for the cause is just beginning.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith has the day off.[Plane-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-6 1:05:18]
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Four people were killed this afternoon when a small plane crashed into a mountain in Montgomery County. [Take GFX Map] The plane was found in the Alleghany Springs area of eastern Montgomery County, between Christiansburg and Roanoke.
[Take Eric full]
Eric Earnhart is not far away, in Shawsville. Eric, do we know where the plane was headed.
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[Double Boxes=Jean & Eric/Microwave][NS-Layoffs]



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They had an idea it was coming.
One-hundred-10 railroad workers in Roanoke are getting furloughed.
Norfolk Southern said their jobs are a casualty of the global economic crisis and a low demand for American coal.
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Scott Goldberg is at the N-S East End shops in Roanoke ... where they make cars that carry coal.
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And they'll be making fewer cars called "hoppers" here this year....

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((JACK MEDLEY: EVERYBODY RECONIZED COAL LOADING WAS DOWN...))
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Jack Medley saw it coming.
The General Chairman of the Brotherhood Railway Carmen knew Norfolk Southern would have to do something to make up a four percent drop in its coal-transporting business.
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((JACK MEDLEY: THE BOTTOM LINE IS MONEY. AND THE WAY THEY GET MONEY IS FURLOUGH PEOPLE.))
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Medley said the railroad will cut its production of coal-carrying hoppers from 10 cars a day to six.
Foreign currencies have fallen so far against the dollar, countries can't afford to buy as much American coal as they have in the past.
And Medley thinks there might be a second reason behind the layoffs.
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((MEDLEY: I THINK CONRAIL HAS A PART IN THIS. I'M NOT SAYING IT HAS A MAJOR PART. BUT I'M SAYING THE CONRAIL CONSOLIDATION HAS A PART IN THIS FURLOUGH.))
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((NATSOUND: N-S TRAIN))
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Norfolk Southern is spending more than 10-billion dollars to take over Conrail this June.
Every week until then, N-S accrues millions of dollars in interest on loans it took out to pay for that merger.
But railroad spokeswoman Susan Bland said blame layoffs on a dropping demand for coal, not an escalating cost of the merger.
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((SUSAN BLAND: CONRAIL IS NOT THE REASON FOR THESE LAYOFFS...CONRAIL IN FACT, OUR ACQUISITION OF CONRAIL, WE ARE HOPING WILL ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS, NEW TERRITORIES AND NEW ABILITIES TO SELL COAL, SELL MORE COMMODITIES.))
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It was tough to miss the high winds today, and they're not over yet.
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In Roanoke County, those blustery breezes knocked down an oak tree in the 24-hundred block of Loch Haven Drive around noon.
The tree smashed into the roof of a log house under renovation, and shook up the people and pets inside.
But no one was hurt.
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So how much longer will those stiff winds be with us? Let's go to Robin Reed in our weather center. [ROBIN- WX Center] [Weather pro GFX] [Weather roll] [Toss back to Jean]
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Roanoke officials hope those rains forecast for later this week will help raise the water levels at Carvins Cove.
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[Take GFX Page]
Sunday's rain did not help much. The reservoir is still 17-point-8 feet below full pond ... a very low level for this time of year.
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That's almost exactly where it was last week, before yesterday's showers. All the latest rain did was keep the city's water supply from going even lower.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Who's paying more in local taxes next year and who isn't? Still ahead, one city answers the big question today.
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And sheriff's deputies are often the first to arrive at an emergency. Now, some will carry gear that could save lives.
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They're often the first ones on the scene of an emergency.. and now, deputies in Amherst County want to add emergency medical services to their list of responsibilities.
As Steve Smallshaw tells us, it's the first such effort in the state.
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(( Whether it's a car accident.. or a domestic assault.. or even a heart attack.. a police officer is often the first person to respond to an emergency.
And if that officer can administer has the training and tools to administer first aid, lives can be saved.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE GOLDEN HOUR IS THE FIRST HOUR AND ALL THE LIFESAVING THAT CAN BE DONE FOR A PERSON IN THAT FIRST HOUR MEANS A LOT.))
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So the Amherst County sheriff's department is now applying to be a fully licensed Advanced Life Support provider.. and secure grant money that will buy cardiac monitors, defibrillators and drug boxes for the department's patrol cars.

That way, deputies like Steve Bryant, who already is a certified cardiac technician, can begin administering life-saving support before the rescue squad arrives.
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((DEPUTY STEVE BRYANT/AMHERST CO.: TAKES A WHILE SOMETIMES TO GET A CREW TOGETHER AND IF YOU HAVE A PATIENT, JUST FOR EXAMPLE, THAT'S HAVING A HEART ATTACK, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES AS FAR AS A FIRST RESPONDER GETTING THERE.))
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((JACK BALL/EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR: IT IS SUPPLEMENTAL. THE VOLUNTEERS DO A GOOD JOB IN AMHERST COUNTY. THERE ARE SOME AREAS THAT DURING SPECIFIC TIME FRAMES, LIKE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUTNRY, THEY ARE STRETCHED FOR MANPOWER.))
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And while the deputies' first priority will always be law enforcement.. this is just another part of the motto "to serve and protect".
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((BRYANT: WE'LL STILL BE A DEPUTY, BUT IF WE'RE NEEDED, WE'LL BE THERE.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))

[L'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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No new taxes but also no frills in the Lynchburg city budget for the next fiscal year.
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City leaders unveiled the 101-million dollar spending plan today.
That represents an increase of more than four million dollars over last year.
Officials say much of that money will help pay for a four percent merit increase for city employees.
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[SOT 12:16:30]
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG VICE MAYOR: I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE THAT WE'VE WORKED HARD TO PROPOSE A BUDGET THAT'S GOING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CITIZENS AND PROVIDE NECESSARY SERVICES AND DO IT IN A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE WAY WITHOUT RAISING TAXES.))
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Hutcherson says while the state and national economies are doing well, cities like Lynchburg are "not" experiencing the same kind of revenue surplus.
That's because the city does not have a local income tax.
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[Valley-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Call it "The Little Bank That Could", and Valley Bank is still getting bigger.
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[VO-NAT]
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The locally-owned bank celebrated the Grand Opening of its fourth branch today in downtown Salem. This marks just the fourth year that Valley Bank has been in business. Plans are underway for a fifth branch to open in the fall of 2000.
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[Stocks]


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The week on Wall Street is off to a good start. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 166 points, going well past 10 thousand-300.
And Nasdaq went up 6 points.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The timing was NO accident.
Three days before the dreaded federal tax deadline, the national Republican road show came to Virginia to remind voters which party hates taxes more.
And the governor who brought Virginia its biggest tax cut in history was the host.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Governor Jim Gilmore's no car tax plan is apparently a winner on the national stage.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IN FIVE YEARS, THE CAR TAX WILL BE COMPLETELY GONE. WE'VE NOW FOLLOWED THAT UP WITH THE ELIMINATION OF THE STATE SHARE OF THE FOOD TAX. WE HAVE ALSO CUT THE TAX ON THE FIRST 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF MILITARY PAY FOR MILITARY PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THIS STATE AS WELL. brief applause))
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((ARMEY: IF YOU'RE DOING YOUR TAXES RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW THAT ON A BROADER SCALE THEY'RE MAKING YOU CRAZY.))
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So the leading advocate of a flat tax came for a partisan pep rally in central Virginia.
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((REP. DICK ARMEY/R-HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER: WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CUT YOUR TAXES.))
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But even Republicans can't agree on all aspects of tax cutting.
John Warner wants to pay more toward the national debt.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER: I COULDN'T GO ALL THE WAY TO THE TEN PERCENT, BUT I THINK SOME MEASURE OF ACROSS THE BOARD.))
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((GEORGE ALLEN/FORMER GOVERNOR: REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT'S A TEN PERCENT ACROSS THE BOARD, EIGHT PERCENT ACROSS THE BOARD, OR CHANGING SOME OF THESE ILLOGICAL POLICIES, THE BOTTOM LINE IS REDUCE THE BURDEN ON THE PEOPLE.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE ARE MANY THOUGHTS ABOUT TAXES. AND YOU MAY HAVE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS THAT WE WANT TO HEAR.))
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((I'M PAYING TAXES ON THE MONEY THAT I PUT INTO THE GOVERNMENT. NOW I MEAN, HOW ANYBODY IN THE WORLD CAN BELIEVE THAT THAT'S NOT JUST LIKE HAVING A BANK ROBBER HOLD A GUN TO YOUR HEAD.))
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((THIS IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF REPUBLICAN TOWN MEETINGS AROUND THE NATION, LEADING UP TO THE 2000 ELECTIONS, AND TRYING TO RECAST THE IMAGE OF THE PARTY IN A POST-IMPEACHMENT ERA.))
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Ellen Qualls, News7, Stafford Co. ))

[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Nineteen months before election day 2000, George Allen wants to make his intentions clear.
Allen's got a news conference scheduled for tomorrow, on the steps of his old law office in Charlottesville.
At it, he will reveal if he's running for the U-S Senate.

Today, he strongly hinted he would indeed enter the race.[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight in sports, the NFL draft is coming up, we'll hear from a UVa player destined to be a first round pick.
Plus, the NASCAR rules on John Andretti's engine,
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and we'll meet a local man who is still wrestling competitively at the age of 64.
It's all coming up on News 7 right after this break.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-36]
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The NFL draft is set for this coming weekend. And right now all signs indicate that UVa defensive end Patrick Kerney will be a first round selection, possible going in the first 15 picks.
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The six foot six inch former all-american has beefed up to nearly 270 pounds. Much of this spring he has been working out for NFL scouts in Charlottesville - impressing them with not only his strength but his speed.
The fact that Kerney may soon be an instant millionaire is almost too much for him to fathom. Remember, he came to UVa as a lacrosse player and walked on the football team.
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Kerney has been showcasing his skills for the scouts along with teammates Antonio Dingle and linebacker Wali Rainer.
The Redskins are keeping an eye on all three players, and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan personally worked them out in Charlottesville.
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((MIKE NOLAN:))
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The Roanoke Valley Wrestling Academy's purpose is to teach young athletes. But this year, the school has embraced a wrestler way beyond his teenage years. Sonny Boyd is a grandfather, a husband of 33 years and a owner of his own heating and air conditioning service for nearly three decades.
Steve Mason has his story.
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((Grand parents and parents sit mat side, proudly watching their grandchildren and children drill various moves. As for Sonny Boyd, he's not lost, infact, the 64 year old has FOUND a home on the wrestling mat. ((:))
The 1949 William Fleming graduate lost in the state championship finals his senior year. 35 years later, in 1994, that defeat still bothered the 185 pounder. ((:)) Breaking a arm or a leg are the least of his worries the real problem is finding someone to wrestle. He trains with high school kids at the Roanoke Valley wrestling academy. Lord Botetourt's Jonas Corl has been instructed not to take it easy on his elder partner. ((:)) Boyd remodeled his garage into a training facility complete with a mat, stair stepper and a treadmill. He wrestles in one tournament a year and has placed second nationally in the masters division, proving that age is only a number.))

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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John Andretti and the Petty Pontiac are legal. After Andretti drove the car to a fourth place finish
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at Bristol yesterday, NASCAR inspectors suspected that the compression ratio on the engine's cylinders exceeded the maximum 12-to-1 ratio.
This afternoon NASCAR said the engine is OK and Andretti's top 5 stands.
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And don't forget another NASCAR 99 racing special is coming up this Saturday night at 7. Join News 7 sports for a perview of this Sunday's Goody's Body Pain 500.
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