[7Augusta-Crash]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-24 47:45]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


The National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation into the cause of yesterdays plane crash that claimed the life of at least one man.
It happened in Augusta County about 25 miles west of Staunton.
First reports indicate the plane was traveling from Jonesboro, Arkansas heading to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[super=03-Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-William Campbell; :13]
[SUPER=01-First Sgt. M. E. Harris/State Police; :26]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rayner/NTSB; :51]
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[7E-Volvo-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:03:10]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


The wheels are already rolling on Volvo's 148- million dollar expansion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


Ground was broken today at the Pulaski county plant to celebrate-
Actual construction is expected to begin in December but already 600- new employees have been hired and a second shift has been added.
The project was made possible, in part, by legislation approved by the general assembly.
It will allow Volvo to benefit from a number of tax credits, incentives and grants.
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[IN Q=It will ]
(JIM GILMORE: IT WILL CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT FRANKLY A LOT OF INDUSTRIES INTO THE ENTIRE WESTERN PART OF VI

RGINIA AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO I WANT TO BRING NEW INDUSTRY TO SWVA AND MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR REGIONS RISE AT THE SAME TIME AND EXPAND AT THE SAME TIME.)
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[OUT Q=at the same time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Volvo officials say the expansion is the result of increased demand for the company's commercial trucks.
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[7E-Paintings]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-21 49:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Art Museum of Western Virginia has added some pricey new art to it's collection.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Museum unveiled three paintings yesterday - worth two million dollars. The largest and most expensive piece is "Across the Park," by 19th Century impressionist Childe Hassam. It was recently bought for one million dollars at a recent New York auction...some said it might be worth twice that.
"Woodchopper in the Adirondacks" by well known artist Winslow Homer and a portrait by Irving Ramsey Wiles were also unveiled.
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your weekend weather... Hot and Humid today with a chance of showers and highs around 90. Variable cloudiness tonight with a possibility of showers and lows in the low to mid 70's. Saturday is shaping up to be partly sunny with a possibility of showers and storms. Highs will be in the mid 80's. Warm and humid by night with scattered showers still possible. Lows around 70.
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[7BIRTHDAYS] 7/3/99
Saturday:
Twins!
[SUPER=130-17/Latanya & Tawanda Saunders/Saxe]



[SUPER=130-8/Megan Coleman/Daleville]



[SUPER=130-8/Kristi Carden/Radford]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-34th/Robert & Mary Waller/Gladys]



[SUPER=130-/Dennis McKee/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-13/Justina Sage/Shawsville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-/Alvin & Doris Conner/Salem]



[SUPER=130-4/Jordan Meador/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-4/Tyler Doss/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Dustin Sarver/Parrott]



[SUPER=130-5/Kaitlyn Sult/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-78/Sally Buntin/Danville]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-50/Rosemary Phanelson/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-49th/Billy & Maxine McKee/Roanoke]


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[45E-Panda]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#99-17 1:14:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dentist's are coming together to protect kids from more than just cavities...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Panda program -- which stands for Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness -- is educating dentists on the signs to look for in an abused child.
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[IN Q=Less than]

((DR. GEORGE LEVICKI/DELTA DENTAL: LESS THAN POINT-FOUR PERCENT OF THEM HAVE BEEN REPORTED BY DENTISTS, THAT'S WHY WE THINK IT'S SO CRITICAL TO RAISE THE DENTAL COMMUNITIES AWARENESS OF THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHILD ABUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. George Levicki/Delta Dental; ]
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[VO NAT]
Levicki (luh-VIK--ee) says 65-percent of all child abuse injuries include trauma to the head, or mouth areas in which dentists specialize.
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[45E-Danville-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:22:37]
[GRAPHIC=Ray Griffin Fired]


Danville's City Council went one step further in the dismissal of City Manager Ray Griffin Junior yesterday.
They fired him... just one day after he handed in his resignation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


City Council voted to end his 7 years of work for the city.
Council members reluctantly spoke out for the first time about WHY they wanted Griffin to leave.
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[SOT 1:13:15 - :30]
[IN Q=There were instances where]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Danville Mayor;]

((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: THERE WERE INSTANCES WHERE WE ASKED HIM TO DO CERTAIN THINGS THAT HE PUT ON THE BACK BURNER, MAYBE. AND SO WE THOUGHT THAT WE COULD GET A CHANGE AND SEE SOME OF THOSE THINGS IMPLEMENTED FASTER..))
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[OUT Q=those things implemented faster.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earlier this month, Council agreed to let Griffin stay through the end of the year.
Griffin says Council is violating that contract by firing him.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Griffin will receive three months severance pay.
City Council will start its search for a new manager next week.

[45E-Welfare-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE=99-28 10:40]
[GRAPHIC=Welfare Reform]


It's the fifth anniversary of Virginia's Welfare reform... and it's reached several milestones along the way..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


State officials are crowing about the statistics: a 52-percent caseload reduction, 30-thousand welfare recipients have gotten jobs, and they've earned 130-million dollars over the five years.
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[IN Q=It was the]

((CLARENCE CARTER/VIRGINIA SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, AND WE SIMPLY HAVE TO WORK TO MAKE IT THE BEST INITIATIVE POSSIBLE. BUT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY THE RIGHT PUBLIC POLICY.))
[SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Virginia Social Services; ]
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The five year old program puts limits on how long families can receive assistance.

[45E-Whorley]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:36:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The case of a 62-year old accused of killing a Pulaski County teen earlier this year has been sent to a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]


A judge forwarded the case after learning 17-year old Terry Dunagon asked Kenneth Whorley NOT to kill her just moments before he pulled the trigger.
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Whorley told investigators he had the gun out at his home back in April showing it to Dunagon and a friend.
But Whorley repeatedly told police he did NOT know it was loaded when he pointed it in Dunagon's direction.
The 17-year old was shot once in the neck.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The biggest]
(DOUG SCHOEDER/ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: THE BIGGEST TRAGEDY IN THIS CASE THOUGH IS THAT THE VOID CREATED IN THE HEART OF T

HE GRANDMOTHER THAT RAISED TERRY AND PROBABLY IN HE HEARTS OF EVERYONE WHO KNOWS THIS GIRL.)
[SUPER=01-Doug Schroeder/Assistant Prosecutor; :00]
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[OUT Q=know this girl.]
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[VO-NAT]


Whorley told police he doesn't know why he pulled the trigger.
He was being held without bond until today when the judge set it at 250-thousand dollars.
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[45WEATHER]


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Turning our attention now to the Friday forecast....
Hot and humid, with a chance of showers and highs near 90.
Variable clouds and scattered showers tonight, with lows in the lower 70s.
The five day forecast through the July fourth weekend is partly sunny and hot, with scattered showers.
Highs in the mid 90s...lows in the lower 70s.
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[8E-Lake-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-27 16:49]
[GRAPHIC=SML Water Level]


Boaters may not get to have a blast on the lake this weekend...

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


The drought has caused Smith Mountain Lake to drop so much that boaters risk running aground in shallow water.
Rocks, trees and bars of land poke through the water -- or worse -- hide just underneath the surface.
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[SOT 15:41:48]
[IN Q=This is one of the ]

((TOM WIBERG/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS MARINA: THIS IS ONE OF THE REAL REASONS PEOPLE TEAR UP THEIR ENGINES OR THEIR PROPELLERS BECAUSE THEY GET TOO CLOSE TO THE SHOALS OR RUN RIGHT ACROSS THEM.))
[SUPER=02-Tom Wiberg/Captain's Quarters Marina;]
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[OUT Q=right across them]
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[VO-NAT]


Propeller damage can cost a boat renter upwards of 150 dollars.
Marina owners caution people to stay in the middle of the channel this weekend, at least 50-feet from the shore.
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[8Augusta-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-24 47:45]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Investigations into the cause of yesterday's plane crash continue.
The National Trasnportation Safety board says that at least one person is dead.
It happened in Augusta County about 25 miles west of Staunton.
First reports indicate the plane was traveling from Jonesboro, Arkansas heading to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[super=03-Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-William Campbell; :13]
[SUPER=01-First Sgt. M. E. Harris/State Police; :26]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rayner/NTSB; :51]
[SUPER=@joy1]
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[OUT Q=Augusta County]




[8E-Volvo-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:03:10]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


Volvo is going full speed ahead with it's 1480million-dollar expansion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


Ground was broken today at the Pulaski county plant to celebrate-
Actual construction is expected to begin in December but already 600- new employees have been hired and a second shift has been added.
The project was made possible, in part, by legislation approved by the general assembly.
It will allow Volvo to benefit from a number of tax credits, incentives and grants.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It will ]
(JIM GILMORE: IT WILL CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT FRANKLY A LOT OF INDUSTRIES INTO THE ENTIRE WESTERN PART OF VI

RGINIA AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO I WANT TO BRING NEW INDUSTRY TO SWVA AND MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR REGIONS RISE AT THE SAME TIME AND EXPAND AT THE SAME TIME.)
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=at the same time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Volvo officials say the expansion is the result of increased demand for the company's commercial trucks.
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[8WEATHER]


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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast....
Hot and humid today, with a chance of showers and highs near 90.
Tonight should stay variably cloudy, with more showers possible.
Lows falling into the lower 70s.
The extended forecast stays hot and humid through the holiday weekend....highs in the 90s..lows in the 70s.

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