[7E-81-accident]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-16 2:00:08]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


An accident on interstate 81 sends 6 people to the hospital after their car went out of control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Regina Walker, four grandchildren and a family friend were on their way home to Chicago yesterday afternoon, when Walker lost control of her sport utility vehicle south of the Dixie Caverns Exit.
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[SOT 01:11:08]
[IN Q=she ran off]

((TROOPER MIKE KEEN/VA. STATE POLICE; SHE RAN OFF THE ROAD ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE HERE BEHIND US, I ASKED THE LADY WHAT HAD HAPPENED, SHE WASN'T SURE EXACTLY WHAT HAD HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper Mike Keen/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=what happened - DOUBLE OUT Q]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker pulled the SUV back onto on the road, hit a guardrail and ran off the road again, overturning in the median.
Passing motorists helped take care of the children until rescue workers arrived.
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[SOT 01:07:03]
[IN Q=I grabbed a ]

(( BEKAH PARKER/WITNESS; I GRABBED A BLANKET AND A PILLOW ANS WENT OVER THERE AND COVERED UP SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND GAVE THEM A PILLOW TO LAY ON AND DID AS MUCH AS WE COULD AND TRIED TO COMFORT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Bekah Parker/Witness; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=comfort them]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker and four of the children were treated and released from the hospital last night. One child suffered a broken arm and will be released today.
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[7E-Orange-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-21 23:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Changing the name of street is causing a lot of contention for Roanoke residents .
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[VO-NAT 99-16 1:55:27]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At Tuesday night's planning commission meeting, commissioners voted to recommend to city council that Orange Avenue be renamed Orange Avenue-slash-Martin Luther King Junior Avenue.
Last night, some people who work on Orange Avenue say they're not happy about that decision.
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[SOT 32:23]
[IN Q=REALLY THEY]

((DIANE KOSSOW/BERTIES RESTAURANT: REALLY THEY OUGHT TO JUST LEAVE IT ORANGE AVENUE, IT HAS BEEN THAT WAY FOR YEARS, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE THE LETTER HEADS ON THEIR BUSINESS THAT'S A LOT OF AN EXPENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Kossow/Berties Restaurant]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=OF AN EXPENSE]
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[VO-NAT]

The Southern Christian Leadership Council thought up the idea for the name change and says all the expense to businesses to change letter heads and signs will be tax deductible. But some residents like Kathy Hurt who grew up along Orange Avenue, say the change will be confusing.
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[SOT 35:09]
[IN Q=IT WILL BE]

((KATHY HURT/OPPOSES CHANGE: IT WILL BE HARD FOR PEOPLE WHO GREW UP HERE AND CAME BACK TO KNOW THERE IS A DIFFERENT NAME, PEOPLE WILL BE LIKE WHERE'S THAT AT.))
[Super=01-Kathy Hurt/Opposes Change;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=WHERE'S THAT AT]
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[VO-NAT]

City council will make the final decision on the name change.
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[7E-Hearing-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:06:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Patients are getting an earful of digital technology at the new Hearing Center in Hollins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollins; ]

Old hearing aid devices just amplified all sound -- making it difficult to distinguish speech and just plain noise.
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[SOT ub 10 17 26]
[IN Q=Noise and speech]

((DR. M.D. MACALLISTER/THE HEARING CENTER: TODAY, WITH THESE INSTRUMENTS, WHAT WE CAN DO IS LOOK AT...SOUNDS THAT LAST FOR A LONG TIME OUT THERE, AS COMPARED TO SPEECH AND MUSIC AND BY DIGITALLY TREATING THAT SOUND IN A DIFFERENT WAY, WE CAN ACTUALLY HAVE BETTER RESULTS IN NOISE THAN WE COULD WITH ANY OTHER TYPE INSTRUMENTATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. M. D. MacAllister/The Hearing Center; ]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=type instrumentation.]
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[VO-NAT]

The digital audiometer (Aw-dee-ah-MITER) allows patients to hear certain sounds they had lost like notes in music.
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[7E-D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-21 59:24]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

Bedford's National D-Day memorial is on its way to completion.
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[VO-NAT]

A Forest contractor has won the bid to construct the centerpiece--called Victory Plaza. The main feature is a granite arch standing over 40 feet tall. "Final Tribute"--the sculpture that will sit under the arch--is finished and now it just needs someone to build the plaza around it. The foundation selected Coleman-Adams Construction for the job.

[SUPER=03-Bedford]

The contractor offered both the lowest bid and the soonest completion date. The foundation hopes to have the whole memorial complete by June 6th, 2001--the 57th anniversary of D-Day.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
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[GRAPHIC=]

It looks like the temperatures are back on the rise today. It will be partly sunny with some isolated showers highs in the upper 70's. Tonight will be partly cloudy with light winds highs in the low to mid 60's. For Friday it will be partly sunny with possible afternoon showers highs in the upper 70's and Friday night will be partly cloudy highs in the upper 50's low 60's.


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/16/99
Friday:

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[SUPER=130-/Sherry Foster/Ridgeway]



[SUPER=130-30/Tonya Jones/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-29/Janie Criner/Christiansburg]


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[45E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:10:16]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural]


Former K-K-K leader David Duke is expected in Richmond today to address the controversal display of a portrait of Confederate General Robert E-Lee.
But the mural could be going back up on Richmond's flood wall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/July 6]


More than one thousand Richmonders have now spoken out about the revised Civil War mural.
It shows Lee two days after his surrender.
74-percent of residents who responded say the new display is inclusive and balanced.
That's good enough for a 19-member advisory panel, which recommended yesterday that the revised murals go up.
But the Richmond Council member who originally objected to Lee still wants a Council vote on taking the entire display down.
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[456-Southern-Party]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:31:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The south might seceded after all- that is if the new Southern party has it's way.
The Party is now registered in seven southern states, and has signed up a thousand members.
Ellen Qualls has a look.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Its web site]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Baxley/Southern Party; :27 ]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :38]
[SUPER=01-Chris LaCivita/Republican Party of Virginia; :50 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:06 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7.]

(( Its web site just went up ten weeks ago.
Its founders report getting more than 150 e-mails or phone calls a day.
[sot 15:39:08 ]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: THIS HAS GROWN SO FAST THAT WE'VE HAD TROUBLE KEEPING UP WITH IT.))
[runs= :04 ]


Chesterfield County auctioneer Jerry Baxley is the Southern National Committee's first vice-chairman.
He says the Southern Party wants to take its states' rights, pro-gun, Christianity in the classrooms message to 16 southern states.... because it's tired of counting on Republicans.
[sot 15:36:10 ]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS FAILED MISERABLY EVERY TIME THAT THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH FORTH THE SOUTHERN PEOPLES' BELIEFS.))
[runs= :11]


The ultimate solution would be the last one: seceding from the Union.
[sot 15:22:12]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: WE WOULD BECOME OUR OWN NATION. WE'D HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE OUR OWN LAWS. JUST LIKE ANY OTHER NATION.))
[runs= :07]


Virginia Republicans think it's:
[sot 13:41:21 ]

((CHRIS LACIVITA/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: A HALF-BAKED IDEA OF TEN GUYS, WHO PROBABLY HAVE ENTIRELY TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS, WHO WANT TO FORM A THIRD PARTY AND TALK ABOUT SECEDING FROM THE UNION, WHICH IS TREASONOUS. PERIOD.))

[runs= :12 ]



[sot 15:33:38 ]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: THE COLLECTIVE GROUP THAT WE HAVE IS NOT A BUNCH OF NUTS.))
[runs= :06 ]


Nor are they racists, they say.
Black Southerners are an integral part of the southern nation they envision.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))




[45E-McGraw]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Giles High school teacher has been indicted on an embezzlement charge.
Laura McGraw is accused of taking 25-thousand dollars from the Giles County Partnership for Excellence Foundation, over a nine month period.
McGraw was the organization's treasurer.
The sheriff's department was made aware of the problem earlier this year.
An investigator says around that time, McGraw took retirement.
McGraw taught at Giles High school for approximately 20- years.

[45E-First-Union]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-24 57:12]
[GRAPHIC=First Union]


The nation's sixth biggest bank says it won't be closing any more branches after reporting low second quarter earnings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/File Tape;]


First Union had lowered its earnings expectations twice this year
So it didn't come as a surprise that profits were down nine-point three percent from the second quarter last year.
That's 82-cents a share, compared to 92 cents in 1998.
First Union says it is past the merger-related problems that have been dragging down its earnings.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Checking the Thursday forecast...
Partly sunny today, with isolated showers only...look for highs in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with light winds and lows falling into the mid 60s.
The five day forecast is much warmer...with highs in the upper 80s and partly to mostly sunny skies through the weekend.


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[8E-81-accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-16 2:00:08]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A woman lost control of her car on interstate 81.
The accident sent 6 people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Regina Walker, four grandchildren and a family friend were on their way home to Chicago yesterday, when Walker lost control of her sport utility vehicle south of the Dixie Caverns Exit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:11:08]
[IN Q=she ran off]

((TROOPER MIKE KEEN/VA. STATE POLICE; SHE RAN OFF THE ROAD ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE HERE BEHIND US, I ASKED THE LADY WHAT HAD HAPPENED, SHE WASN'T SURE EXACTLY WHAT HAD HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper Mike Keen/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=what happened - DOUBLE OUT Q]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker pulled the SUV back onto on the road, hit a guardrail and ran off the road again, overturning in the median.
Passing motorists helped take care of the children until rescue workers arrived.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:07:03]
[IN Q=I grabbed a ]

(( BEKAH PARKER/WITNESS; I GRABBED A BLANKET AND A PILLOW ANS WENT OVER THERE AND COVERED UP SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND GAVE THEM A PILLOW TO LAY ON AND DID AS MUCH AS WE COULD AND TRIED TO COMFORT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Bekah Parker/Witness; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=comfort them]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker and four of the children were treated and released from the hospital last night. One child suffered a broken arm and will be released today.
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[8E-Franklin-Manor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:10:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A home for the handicap and elderly in Franklin County is forced to shut its doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The Department of Social Services started investigating Franklin Manor last fall for health violations -- and for months the state would not allow new residents into the home.
By the time Franklin Manor got its new license last month, it had lost more than 300-thousand-dollars to empty beds.
It will close in two weeks.
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[SOT 11:27:03]
[IN Q=I'm very sad]

((KATHERINE EARLES/RESIDENT: I'M VERY SAD BECAUSE I LIKE FRANKLIN MANOR AND I LIKE ROCKY MOUNT AND I'VE MET A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE AND I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Earles/Resident;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=don't want to leave]
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[VO-NAT]


Local agencies are making sure residents find new homes.
State police are still investigating employees and former employees for criminal activity.
And the father of a resident who died crossing the street last year is suing Franklin Manor.
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[8E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=599-10 43:21]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Glenvar Middle School improvement plans were scheduled to start this year.
But now the construction project may be delayed for several months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The architects are just a couple of weeks from completing their designs... and the project was scheduled to go to bid before the end of the summer.
But with the pricetag now four and half million dollars higher than earlier estimates, the county supervisors are urging the school board to hold off until Spring.
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[SOT 02:47:41]
[IN Q=These are critical]

((MARION ROARK/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THESE ARE CRITICAL THAT THEY GO AND THAT WE RECTIFY THE PROBLEMS WE KNOW WE HAVE, JUST AS PROMPTLY AS WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Marion Roark/School Board Chairman]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=as promptly as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


School Board Chairman Marion Roark believes the Glenvar improvements should go forward on schedule.
But board member Mike Stovall says the school system must take a closer look at possible savings identified in a review of the project.
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[SOT 02:44:10]
[IN Q=I want to make sure]

((I WANT TO MAKE SURE BEFORE WE SPEND 7.9 MILLION DOLLARS OF THE TAXPAYERS DOLLARS THAT WE'VE DONE IT RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/School Board Member; ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=done it right.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The discussion will continue when the School Board meets tonight.[8E-D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-21 59:24]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

The National D-Day memorial in Bedford is one step closer to completion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

A Forest contractor has won the bid to construct the centerpiece--called Victory Plaza. The main feature is a granite arch standing over 40 feet tall. "Final Tribute"--the sculpture that will sit under the arch--is finished and now it just needs someone to build the plaza around it. The foundation selected Coleman-Adams Construction for the job. The contractor offered both the lowest bid and the soonest completion date. The foundation hopes to have the whole memorial complete by June 6th, 2001--the 57th anniversary of D-Day.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Time again to check out the forecast...
After morning cloudiness...expect partial sunshine today with only a few isolated showers.
Highs nearing 80.
Partly cloudy tonight with light winds and lows near 65.
The five day forecast is calling for more sunshine and warmer temperatures...highs in the upper 80s.

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