[7E-Plane-Crash]

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[TAPE#=99-6 1:19:13]
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The federal investigation continues today into what caused a twin-engine plane to crash into a Montgomery County hillside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Brian (ray-ner) Rayner said yesterday the airplane had ample fuel on board when it crashed near Shawsville, killing all four men on board.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Monday;]


Rayner says he also determined the plane did NOT lose any of its parts before crashing into the mountain.
But the search for clues is not over yet.
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[IN Q=We want]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rayner/NTSB Investigator]

((BRIAN RAYNER/NTSB INVESTIGATOR:WE WANT TO REMOVE THE ENGINES FROM THE SITE AND TO A SITE WHERE WE CAN DO A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE, EACH ENGINE, AND THE DETERMINE WHETHER WE CAN COMPLETE THE ENGINE EXAMINATION HERE OR IF WE NEED TO MOVE THE ENGINES AGAIN O A MORE SPECIALIZED SITE.))
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[OUT Q=specialized site.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rayner is NOT responsible for determining the cause of the crash.
His job is to gather evidence which is then forwarded to a five member N-T-S-B board. That group determines the probable cause.
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[7E-Victory-Stadium]


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[TAPE#=99-3 1:47:10]
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Despite its flaws, Victory Stadium still holds a place in the hearts of many Roanokers.
Eric Earnhart explains.
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[IN Q= No question Victory]
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[SUPER=01-Jim Farmer/Parks and Rec. Department.; :12]
[SUPER=@Eric1; :23]
[SUPER=01-Sherley Stuart/Former William Fleming Coach; :46]
[SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :59]
[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Roanoke Wrath Coach and Pres.; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Duerk/Neighbors in South Roanoke; 1:38Quick]
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Mostly sunny and breezy today, with warmer temperatures. Look for highs around 70 degrees.
Some clouds roll in overnight, as lows drop into the mid- to upper-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/15/99
Thursday:

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Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-5/Tyler Camper/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-4/Taylor Johnson/Troutville]



[SUPER=130-7/Austin Bryant/Fincastle]



[SUPER=130-/Martha Peters/Ferrum]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-52/Sheila Anderson/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-40/April Hutton/Wytheville]



[SUPER=131-71/Nancy Roseberry/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Jo Whittington/Lynchburg]



[SUPER=131-/Louise Pagans/Glade Hill]



[SUPER=131-/Mildred Mattox/Glade Hill]



[SUPER=131-43/Barbara Edwards/Hillsville]



[SUPER=131-/Elmer Tickle/Bland]



[SUPER=131-/Charles Lewis/Hardy]



[SUPER=131-60/Walter Mattox/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-74/Harvey Rhodes/Buchanan]

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[45E-Death-Penalty]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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[GRAPHIC=Chichester]


The state carries out its fifth execution of the year.
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[take PICTURE FULL SCREEN] At 9-05 last night Carl Hamilton Chichester was pronounced dead by injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt .
He was executed for the 1991 robbery and murder of a Manassas restaurant manager.
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[45E-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:40:18]
[GRAPHIC=Allen Senate 2000]


It looks like it will be a race between two former Virginia governors for a Senate seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Yesterday, Republican George Allen put years of speculation to rest, and announced his intention to defeat Chuck Robb for the U-S Senate in the year 2000.
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[SOT 10:47:26]
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK WHAT ...FIGHT FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-George Allen/(R) Former Governor]
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[OUT Q=for them.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape;]


A spokesman for Senator Robb says the the Senator is focused on the situation in Kosovo.
He chides Allen for making a political announcement during a time of international crisis.
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[45E-L'burg-Democrats]


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Meantime, the race for the 23rd Senate District seat is only a day old and the mud is already flying.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Former C-I-A manager John Campbell announced yesterday he'll run as a Democrat against incumbent Steve Newman.
Campbell says Newman is just a pawn for Republican governor Jim Gilmore.
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[SOT 9:31:19]
[IN Q=I intend to]

((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I INTEND TO GO TO RICHMOND AS THE SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE 23RD SENATE DISTRICT. I'M NOT GOING TO BE THE GOVERNOR'S LAP DOG OR A TOADY OF SOME PARTY CAUCUS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Republicans, meanwhile, are blasting Campbell for hiring former newspaper reporter Steve Vaughan as a campaign adviser.
Vaughan quit his job at the Lynchburg News & Advance after he was demoted for allegedly shouting and cursing Senator Newman during the General Assembly session in February.
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[45E-Gilmore]


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Governor Gilmore was in Roanoke yesterday, not talking about election races but the D-day Memorial.
He defended the funding veto, saying it wasn't really a cut.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Gilmore was in the star city to speak at a conference. [take various d-day shots from 99-3 1:17:22]
After his speech, Gilmore said contrary to what many believe, he did NOT cut funding for the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
The Governor said legislators had put in only one year's worth of funding for the memorial, when it would take years to pay for it.
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[SOT tc 4:30:52]
[IN Q=We in Virginia;]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Jim Gilmore]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE IN VIRGINIA DON'T SPEND MONEY WE DON'T HAVE, THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY WE DO THINGS, WE DON'T SPEND MONEY BECAUSE WE EXPECT IT TO COME IN MAYBE SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. IF THEY HAD WANTED BOTH YEARS FOR THE D-DAY MEMORIAL OR ANY OTHER MUSEUM THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT BOTH YEARS IN THE BUDGET AND THEY DID NOT DO THAT.))
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The memorial was one of 126 cultural items Gilmore cut using his line-item veto powers.

[45E-Meat-Recall]


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You may want to check your freezer this morning, Thorn Apple Valley is recalling some of its meat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forrest City, AR;]


The government says millions of pounds of meat and poultry from the processor have been declared unfit for human consumption.
Less than three months ago, the company had to recall 30-million pounds of hot dogs and lunch meat because of possible contamination with the listeria bacteria.
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[Take pinnacle board]
Federal officials have decided problems at the Arkansas plant are worse than they thought.
The Thorn Apple Valley products being recalled are stamped E-S-T 13529 or E-S-T-P 13529. (+++++++++++++++)


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Taking a moment now to check the mid-week outlook...
Mostly sunny and pleasant today with highs near 70.
Turning mostly cloudy by tonight, with showers developing toward daybreak tomorrow.
Overnight lows in the upper 40s.
The extended forecast is rainy for tomrrow...with a break in the precipitation Friday, and more showers ahead for Saturday.
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[8E-Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-11 25:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A house fire kept Bedford county firefighters busy last night...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The blaze broke out at a home in the Village Green Subdivision on Courtland Drive.
The house was gutted.
Firefighters say the residents were home at the time but there were no serious injuries.
The fire was reported by neighbors who saw smoke coming from the residence.
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[8E-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:19:13]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Investigation]


Federal investigators will continue sifting through what's left of the twin-engine plane that crashed in Montgomery county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Brian (ray-ner) Rayner said yesterday the airplane had ample fuel on board when it crashed near Shawsville Monday, killing all four men on board.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Monday;]


Rayner says he also determined the plane did NOT lose any of its parts before crashing into the mountain.
But the search for clues is not over yet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We want]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rayner/NTSB Investigator]

((BRIAN RAYNER/NTSB INVESTIGATOR:WE WANT TO REMOVE THE ENGINES FROM THE SITE AND TO A SITE WHERE WE CAN DO A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE, EACH ENGINE, AND THE DETERMINE WHETHER WE CAN COMPLETE THE ENGINE EXAMINATION HERE OR IF WE NEED TO MOVE THE ENGINES AGAIN O A MORE SPECIALIZED SITE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Rayner is NOT responsible for determining the cause of the crash.
His job is to gather evidence which is then forwarded to a five member N-T-S-B board. That group determines the probable cause.
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[8E-Moorman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-82 2:02:10]
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Warren Moorman of Hardy was one of the men killed in the plane crash.
Those who knew him best say Moorman was both adventurous and caring.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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[IN Q=Warren Moorman's children]
[SUPER=01-David Moorman/Victim's Son; :05]
[SUPER=01-Walter Feathers/Rescue Squad; :34]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County]

(( Warren Moorman's children gather to tell stories about their father.
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[SOT 13:21:37]
[IN Q=Unlike today]

((UNLIKE TODAY SO MANY TIMES, IF HE GAVE YOU HIS WORD ON SOMETHING THEN YOU'D BE ABLE TO COUNT ON IT. HE HAD A LOT OF BUSINESS DEALINGS IN HIS LIFE AND I DON'T THINK HE EVER USED A WRITTEN CONTRACT HARDLY AT ALL.))
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But people here knew Moorman as a church leader and local letter carrier for more than four decades.
He helped start the rescue squad and built his family's home.
And they say it's thanks to him that Hardy Road is being straightened.
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[SOT 13:48:33]
[IN Q=When we made]

((WHEN WE MADE APPLE BUTTER FOR OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER HE HELPED US WITH THAT PEELING APPLES, AND HIS WIFE ALSO.))
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Moorman would have celebrated fifty years with his wife this Friday.
His children say with three experienced fliers aboard, they don't think this accident could have been avoided, and they trust their father did not suffer.
Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County )) [Dissolve Out]








[8E-Historic-Districts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:07:01]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


An effort by some homeowners to secede from Lynchburg's historic district failed last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Diana and Granville Coleman say their modern home on Pearl Street has no business being in the Diamond Hill Historic District.. although they built it AFTER the district was created in 1978.
The Colemans told city council tonight they obey all the restrictions of the district, but don't enjoy any of the benefits.
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[SOT 8:26:33//8:48:37]
[IN Q=We're asking that]

((DIANA COLEMAN/WANTS OUT OF HISTORIC DISTRICT: WE'RE ASKING THAT YOU RELIEVE US FROM THE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND BURDEN THAT WE EXPRESSS AND WE RECEIVE AS BEING A PART OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.)) ((BURCKHARD BLOB/OPPOSES DE-DESIGNATION: IT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO BE GIVEN TO ANY INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNER SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY MAY DISLIKE ESTABLISHED CITY ORDINANCES AND PROCEDURES.))
[SUPER=01-Diana Coleman/Wants Out of Historic District]
[SUPER=01-Burckhard Blob/Opposes De-Designation; :15]
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[OUT Q=ordinances and procedures.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council voted 5 to 1 to "deny" the Coleman's request to de- designate their property.
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Time again to check the forecast...
Expect lots of sunshine today, with breezy conditions and highs near 70.
Turning mostly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
The five day forecast promises showers tomorrow and Saturday...with temperatures staying rather cool...in the 50s and 60s for highs.
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