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[SUPER=@melanie1]
Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon

[7-E-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-25 21:50]
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Preparations are underway in Lynchburg for the arrival of some of the first refugees from Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The family of seven is expected to arrive later this week.
A volunteer group has spent the past few weeks gathering donations of food, clothing and furniture to fill up this duplex which the family will rent on a monthly basis.
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[SOT 12:06:58]
[IN Q=I think the]

((CHRIS BARRETT/KOSOVAR RESETTLEMENT PROJECT: I THINK THE MOST TRAUMATIC THING MAY BE SEPARATION FROM FELLOW ALBANIANS AND KOSOVARS. BUT IN TERMS OF CREATURE COMFORTS AND A FEELING OF SECURITY AND A FEELING OF PEACE, THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Barrett/Kosovar Resettlement Project; :00]
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[OUT Q=great for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


All seven family members are adults, and Barrett says the next step is to find jobs for them.
At least two other refugee families are expected to resettle in Lynchburg over the next few weeks.
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[7-E-Radford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:35:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


The Radford woman involved in a weekend accident that killed two young girls could face charges.
A grand jury will decide that.
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[VO-NAT]


13-year old Leslie Ann Cole and 12-year old Eden Hall died late Saturday night when they were thrown from the pickup they were riding in.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


45-year old Terry Cabell (Cuh-Bell) was behind the wheel of the pickup.
She reportedly lost control and swerved into the path of a Ford van.
Cabell, whois the mother of Leslie Cole, was injured.
Both girls attended Radford's John N- Dalton Intermediate school.
Yesterday, classmates and teachers reacted to news of the tragedy.
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[sot]
[in q=They sat ]

((KELLY MAURO/SCIENCE TEACHER:THEY SAT AT THE SAME TABLE AND THEY WERE REALLY GOOD FRIENDS, THEY WORKED TOGETHER AND WORKED IN GROUPS TOGETHER, THEY WERE REAL GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD STUDENTS. ))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Mauro/Science Teacher]
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[OUT Q=GOOD STUDENTS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cabell told police both girls were riding in the cab of the truck.
But investigators are waiting on the medical examiners office to confirm that information.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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They are also trying to determine if Cabell had been drinking.
A bottle of alcohol was found in the truck.

[7-S-Rail-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-26 10:34]
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Norfolk Southern doubled in size yesterday... as the Thoroughbred of Transportation rolled out of the merger gate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altoona, PA;]


C-E-O David Goode welcomed rail workers in Pennsylvania to the "new Norfolk Southern."
Yesterday was the first day the railroad is running trains on old Conrail routes.
N-S and CSX have divided Conrail.
N-S gets nearly 60-percent of the tracks, and now dominates rail traffic east of Kansas City.
The merger puts two trains into an area that was monopolized by one.
If all goes as planned, the deal will increase competition and should lower shipping costs.
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[7-Wilderness]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A Maryland couple has filed a 6-point-9 million dollar lawsuit against Wilderness Adventure in Craig County.
Michael and Hillary Friedman say their 14-year old son, Mathew, was struck by lightening at the camp LAST June and is now blind in one eye as a result.
The complaint filed in federal court in Roanoke today by a Fairfax lawyer says Wilderness Adventure knew of the danger associated with thunderstorms.
But the suit says Wilderness Adventure "recklessly disregarded the weather warnings... when they sent Mathew and his fellow campers off to camp in the woods."

[7-E-Johnson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-21 22:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke woman who neglected her new baby... to the point where the child died... was sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crystal Johnson's lawyer called her "a party girl" who's made some bad choices in life.
The 27-year old mother of two other children told her probation officer that she supported herself by "shoplifting and getting money from men."
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[SOT Tape #2 @ 44:55]
[IN Q=I would like]

((I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I REALIZE I FAILED MY RESPONSIBILITY AS BEING A MOTHER, AND THAT WAS THE REASON I TURNED PRINCESS OVER TO MY FAMILY, BECAUSE OF MY DRUG ADDICTION, AND I KNEW I COULD NOT CARE FOR HER, SO I LEFT HER WITH MY FAMILY MEMBERS.))
[SUPER=01-Crystal Johnson/Manslaughter Defendant]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=my family members.]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge Jonathan Apgar (APP-garr) could have placed Johnson on probation, but gave her eight years to serve.
Johnson is already serving a three- year sentence for parole violation by petty larceny and forgery charges.
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[7-WEATHER]


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Your Wednesday outlook calls for partly sunny skies with a chance of showers. Highs around 80 and lows near 60.

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[SUPER=#555;][7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/3/99


Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-/Deidre Carter/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-/Charles Glass/Martinsville]


Anniversary
[SUPER=130-30th/Donald & Linda Altizer/Hot Springs]



[SUPER=130-4/Dylan Tyler Carson/Covington]



[SUPER=130-8/Brittany Main/Roanoke]


Anniversary
[SUPER=130-20th/Paul & Margaret Pribble/Evington]



[SUPER=130-5/Hannah Williams/Bedford]



[SUPER=130-29/Wayne Aliff/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-3/Rachel Kimberlin/]


Sisters
[SUPER=130-8/Jessica Lynn Newberne/Dublin]
[SUPER=130-1/Holly Marie Newberne/Dublin]



[SUPER=130-5/Emily Harden/]


No Picture
[SUPER=131-/James England/]

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[Anchor=MElanie]
[SUPER=@melanie1]

Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon

[45-E-Arts-Council]


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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-16]
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Its a joing effort to bring more visitors to the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


"Adventures on the Blue Ridge Trail," is a new campaign that will target the out- of state visitor and market eleven cultural attractions together.
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[SOT 01:16:59]
[IN Q=We know that people]

((WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE STAY LONGER AND SPEND MORE MONEY IN NORTH CAROLINA. AND I THINK WHAT THIS WILL DO IS LET PEOPLE FROM OUT OF STATE KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT TO DO IN THIS REGION OF VIRGINIA RELATED TO THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Strickland/Arts Council President;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=Blue Ridge Parkway.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The campaign will include a brochure, advertising, a toll- free hot- line, and a website with a detailed calendar of events.

[45-E-Levy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The coach who took his Buffalo Bills to four super bowls, isalso making a name for himself in the fight against prostate cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


Marv Levy (LEE-vee) was first diagnosed with the disease four years ago, but after surgery and treatment he's now considered cancer- free.
He says more men should volunteer for prostate cancer screenings, since there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease.
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[SOT 11:45:27]
[IN Q=There's disbelief]

((MARV LEVY/FORMER BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH: THERE'S DISBELIEF, YOU ACTUALLY SAY `NO, IT'S NOT TRUE', THERE'S DENIAL AND THEN FOR A MOMENT THERE'S DESPAIR, UNTIL YOU BEGIN TO LEARN ABOUT IT. AND ONCE YOU BEGIN TO LEAR ABOUT IT, YOU REALIZE SOMETHING CAN BE DONE IF YOU'VE CONTRACTED SUCH A DISEASE.))
[SUPER=01-Marv Levy/Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach]
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[OUT Q=such a disease.]
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[VO-NAT]


Levy was in Lynchburg yesterday to kick off a charity golf tournament and preside over a cancer screening clinic at E-C Glass High School.
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[45-Car-haulers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Car Hauling Strike?]


A strike by the drivers who deliver new cars to dealer showrooms has been averted again.
If the two sides don't reach an agreement by midnight tonight, drivers will begin walking the picket line.
If they do go on strike, it could mean trouble for local car lots.
Eric Earnhart tells us how local dealerships plan to handle the situation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For automobile]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :01]
[SUPER=01-Larry Shelor/Shelor Automotive; :19]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :31]
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(( For automobile dealers this is prime time... balmy temperatures, early evening sunlight and shiny chrome give people new car fever.
The rest of the year, Shelor Automotive has about a 60 to 90 day supply on hand... but right now, more cars are rolling off the lot.

[SOT 06:32:25]
[IN Q=this time of]

((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE; THIS TIME OF YEAR WE'RE DOWN TO 30 DAYS, SOME OF OUR CAR LINES IN THE TOYOTA SECTION FOR INSTANCE ARE RUNNING LIKE TEN TO 15 DAYS SUPPLY (09) WE COUNT ON THE TRUCKS COMING IN ON A PRETTY REGULAR BASIS.
(12)))
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[OUT Q=regular basis]



Over at Dominion Dodge in Salem, owner Andy Kaplan told us he doesn't expect the strike to last long, and if it did, he could go get some vehicles himself.

The Shelor group will do the same if they have to... but that will only help for so long.

[SOT 06:33:05]
[IN Q=most of our]

((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE; MOST OF OUR VEHICLES ARE RECIEVED THROUGH THE RAIL-YARDS, IF THEY CAN GET THE VEHICLES TO THE RAIL YARDS, WE CAN GET THE ONES THAT ARE IN THE TRANSIT SYSTEM NOW, AND POSSIBLY GO TO THE PORTS... OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME IT COULD PRESENT SOME PROBLEMS FOR THE MANUFACTURERS AND US. ))
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[OUT Q=manufacturers and us]



That's because they can only get to the vehicles that are in the transit system, basically on the rail cars. With the strike in place, manufacturers will have no way to get new cars to the railyards.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))


[45-S-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23 25:23]
[GRAPHIC=Martin]


A Vinton woman who helped plot to kill her husband walked free yesterday even though a judge sentenced her to ten years in prison.
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[7O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./April;]


48-year-old Dorothea Martin sent her lover Thomas Gray 450-dollars in jail.
Prosecutors say that was to hire a hitman to kill her husband.
The hitman turned out to be the sheriff working undercover.
Martin is out on 100-thousand-dollars bond until an appeals court decides whether to hear her case.
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[45-WEATHER]


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[WRITER=KMC]
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Turning your attention now to weather....
Partly sunny skies today, with showers possible and highs around 80.
Mostly cloudy by this evening, with a lingering possibility of showers.
Lows cooling to near 60.
The five day forecast is partly to mostly sunny through the weekend...highs around 80...lows around 60.
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[Anchor=MElanie]
[SUPER=@melanie1]

Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon

[8-E-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-25 21:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Hill City is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for refugees from Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The family of seven is expected to arrive later this week.
A volunteer group has spent the past few weeks gathering donations of food, clothing and furniture to fill up this duplex which the family will rent on a monthly basis.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:06:58]
[IN Q=I think the]

((CHRIS BARRETT/KOSOVAR RESETTLEMENT PROJECT: I THINK THE MOST TRAUMATIC THING MAY BE SEPARATION FROM FELLOW ALBANIANS AND KOSOVARS. BUT IN TERMS OF CREATURE COMFORTS AND A FEELING OF SECURITY AND A FEELING OF PEACE, THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Barrett/Kosovar Resettlement Project; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=great for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


All seven family members are adults, and Barrett says the next step is to find jobs for them.
At least two other refugee families are expected to resettle in Lynchburg over the next few weeks.
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[8-E-Radford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:35:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


The weekend accident that killed two young girls COULD result in charges against the Radford woman who was behind the wheel.
The case has been sent to a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]


13-year old Leslie Ann Cole and 12-year old Eden Hall died late Saturday night when they were thrown from the pickup they were riding in.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


45-year old Terry Cabell (Cuh-Bell) was behind the wheel of the pickup.
She reportedly lost control and swerved into the path of a Ford van.
Cabell, whois the mother of Leslie Cole, was injured.
Both girls attended Radford's John N- Dalton Intermediate school.
Yesterday, classmates and teachers reacted to news of the tragedy.
(/////SOT/////)
[sot]
[in q=They sat ]

((KELLY MAURO/SCIENCE TEACHER:THEY SAT AT THE SAME TABLE AND THEY WERE REALLY GOOD FRIENDS, THEY WORKED TOGETHER AND WORKED IN GROUPS TOGETHER, THEY WERE REAL GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD STUDENTS. ))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Mauro/Science Teacher]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=GOOD STUDENTS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cabell told police both girls were riding in the cab of the truck.
But investigators are waiting on the medical examiners office to confirm that information.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


They are also trying to determine if Cabell had been drinking.
A bottle of alcohol was found in the truck.

[8-E-Johnson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-21 22:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An eight- year prison sentence was handed down yesterday to a Roanoke woman who fatally neglected her newborn baby.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crystal Johnson's lawyer called her "a party girl" who's made some bad choices in life.
The 27-year old mother of two other children told her probation officer that she supported herself by "shoplifting and getting money from men."
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[SOT Tape #2 @ 44:55]
[IN Q=I would like]

((I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I REALIZE I FAILED MY RESPONSIBILITY AS BEING A MOTHER, AND THAT WAS THE REASON I TURNED PRINCESS OVER TO MY FAMILY, BECAUSE OF MY DRUG ADDICTION, AND I KNEW I COULD NOT CARE FOR HER, SO I LEFT HER WITH MY FAMILY MEMBERS.))
[SUPER=01-Crystal Johnson/Manslaughter Defendant]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=my family members.]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge Jonathan Apgar (APP-garr) could have placed Johnson on probation, but gave her eight years to serve.
Johnson is already serving a three- year sentence for parole violation by petty larceny and forgery charges.
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[8-WEATHER]


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[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
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Time again to check the mid- week forecast---


Partly sunny skies, with a good chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms by afternoon.
Highs near 80.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a chance of more showers and lows cooling to around 60.
The extended outlook promises lots of sunshine, especially for the weekend with highs near 80 and lows near 60.

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