[Plane-Problems]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Emergency landing]


It was close call for one pilot last night... who escaped injury after being forced to make an emergency landing.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This piper lance]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;01]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Hoprich;16]
[SUPER=07-Jean Bursati;1:11]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke]


((This piper lance single engine plane left from Dover Delaware and was headed to Roanoke Regional Airport with two people on board.
But as pilot prepared for landing the main landing gear would not come down and was locked in position.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:03:33]
[IN Q=We tried a little bit of]

((JEFF HOPRICH/PASSENGER: WE TRIED A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. WE TRIED TO SHAKE IT DOWN. WE TRIED TO OVERRIDE IT DOWN. WE EVEN TOOK THE MIDDLE SEATS OUT OF THE AIR PLANE TO GET TO THE HYDRAULICS SYSTEM. IT WOULDN'T COME DOWN)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=wouldn't come down]


Fire crews were near the runway waiting for the planes arrival.... but the pilot was forced to circle the airport for hours to get rid of fuel before landing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:06:31]
[IN Q=We didnt' have any]

((JOHN HOPRICH/ PASSENGER: WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY OPTIONS. WE WERE OUT OF OPTIONS AS TO HOW TO LAND THE PLANE AT THE TIME. SO WE HAD TO BRING IT DOWN WITH NOSE GEAR AND RIGHT MAIN GATE)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=main gate]


Despite the odds the plane landed safely with only minor damages and both the pilot Jeff Bursati and passenger Jeff Hoprich were fine.
(.///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:06:00]
[IN Q=I wasn't petrified]

((JEFF HOPRICH: I WASN'T PETRIFIED WITH FEAR. I WAS PRETTY SURE WE WERE GOING TO WALK AWAY FROM IT. I JUST WASN'T SURE HOW MANY PIECES OF THE PLANE WE'D HAVE WHEN WE GOT DONE)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=I wasn't]


And their families were just as happy they made it out alive.
But Jean Bursati says it's time for her husband to stop flying.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:39:34]
[IN Q=I would rather he didn't]

((JEAN BURSATI/ PILOT'S WIFE: I WOULD RATHER THAT HE DIDN'T. BUT I DON'T THINK THAT 'S GOING TO HAPPEN. HE STILL LOVES TO FLY.)) [RUNS3]
[OUT Q=to fly]


And Hoprich says it was their skills as pilots that helped them make it through the risky landing.
Joy Sutton News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHICS=none]


At this point Hoprich believes it was a mechanical adjustment that happened while the plane was being painted in Delaware that led to the failure.
But that's what the Federal Aviation Administration will now have to determine.














[TURBELANCE-PLANE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some terrifying moments in the skies over San Francisco.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

[4:11;03]
At least 11 people were injured yesterday when their United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was hit by "wake turbulence" from another plane in the air.
FAA officials say the United flight encountered the turbulence over Santa Barbara at 27-thousand feet.
The plane then continued on to San Francisco where it landed safety.
All the injured people were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
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[Branch-davidians]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Attorney General Janet Reno could reveal more at her weekly news conference today about the outside probe into the 19-93 raid at the Branch Davidian compound in Texas.
There is word that Reno is ordering an independent investigator.
Meantime F-B-I officials say today they'll release more infrared video footage of the siege. Video released yesterday contains the voices of agents authorizing the use of potentially flammable tear gas.
Cindy Pena reports.
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[SOT]

[4:01:53]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX/April 19, 1993;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Johnston/Asst. U.S Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=cbs news, washington.]

((
IT WAS APRIL 19, 1993 -- A TRAGIC FIRE AFTER A 51-DAY STAND-OFF BETWEEN THE FBI AND DAVID KORESH AND HIS FOLLOWERS....
NOW--THERE'S EVIDENCE THE FBI USED INCENDIARY TEAR GAS CANISTERS ON A CONCRETE BUNKER -- NEAR THE WOODEN COMPOUND-- HOURS BEFORE THE BLAZE BROKE OUT.

(NAT)


THE EVIDENCE-- WHICH U-S MARSHALS CONFISCATED FROM FBI HEADQUARTERS WAS RELEASED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE TAPE WAS FROM AN FBI PLANE WHICH RECORDED A CONVERSATION BETWEEN AGENTS AND A SUPERIOR -- WHO OKAYED THE USE OF FLAMMABLE TEAR GAS.

(NAT: TAPE)


IN THE CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION THAT FOLLOWED THE TRAGEDY, U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO TESTIFIED THAT BRANCH DAVIDIANS -- NOT THE FBI-- STARTED THE FIRE. BUT THIS LATEST REVELATION CAUSES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER RENO KNEW ABOUT THE FLAMMABLE TEAR GAS.

SOT: SEN. PHIL GRAMM/R-TX

I THINK THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHERE SHE HAS EITHER LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OR ALLOWED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO BE LIED TO.
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS RENO DIDN'T GET ALL THE INFORMATION...

SOT: BILL JOHNSTON/ASST. U.S ATTORNEY

I WAS ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO TELL HER --MAM SOMEONE'S NOT TELLING YOU WHAT'S GOING ON... OR AT LEAST IT APPEARS TO ME BY HER STATEMENTS, SHE DIDN'T KNOW.
RENO NOW WANTS AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION. THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ARE REPORTEDLY LOOKING FOR A REPUBLICAN FIGURE TO HEAD UP THE PROBE. AMONG THE NAMES BEING DISCUSSES: FORMER SENATOR JOHN DANFORTH, WARREN RUDMAN AND DAN WEBB.
STANDUP: WITH CONGRESS SET TO RETURN TO WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK-- HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE ALREADY CALLING FOR ANOTHER CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION.
ON CAPITOL HILL, CINDY PENA, FOR CBS NEWS.))

[11VMI]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:34:57]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


Questions still plague V-M-I about the dismissal of a top cadet in June.
And yesterday, V-M-I was back in court... trying to keep a report that may answer those questions away from the media.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;]


The report is sealed... and discusses an incident in which a top cadet allegedly pressured three female students for sex.
Yesterday, attorneys for the Roanoke Times argued
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

that the facts of the report can be made public, while still protecting the students' privacy.
But V-M-I officials told Judge Jackson Kiser that releasing any more information would betray the confidence ... and identities ... of the three women involved.
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[SOT 1:41:00 - :08]
[IN Q=I think that right now,]
[SUPER=01-Col. Mike Bissell/VMI;]

((COL. MIKE BISSELL: I THINK THAT, RIGHT NOW, THE CONFIDENTIALITY THAT WE'VE BUILT INTO THE CORPS FOR REPORTING INCIDENTS IS WONDERFUL. AND I DON'T WANT TO MIRE THAT AND I DON'T WANT TO DETER THAT. ))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=don't want to deter that.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The judge says he won't make a ruling until attorneys for the Justice Department and V-M-I submit proposals on HOW MUCH detail from the report is safe to reveal.

[11Lee]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A judge has ruled that Giles County's prosecutor used a wrong law to indict a teacher for sexual misconduct.
The judge dismissed the case against 41-year old Richard Gene Lee Wednesday, when Prosecutor Garland Spangler could not find any other statute that would apply to the charges
Lee was set to be tried this week on charges of taking liberties with a minor.

He denies all charges.[2-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Emergency Landing]


A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after his plane's equipment malfunction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]


The piper lance single engine plane was on route to Roanoke from Dover, Delaware when the pilot realized the main landing gear was locked in position.
As fire crews stood by waiting for the plane to arrive, the pilot circled the airport for hours to burn up fuel before landing.
The pilot and one passenger landed safely.
The Federal Aviation Administration will now look into the cause of the malfunctions.
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[11Connex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:01:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Employment will be on the rise in Botetourt County next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville/September 1998]


Connex Pipe Systems closed last year, taking over one hundred jobs with it.
But the company will be opening its doors once again in October, offering jobs to about 50 people.
Connex makes heavy duty pipe. Just about all of it is sold overseas.
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[11Power-Deregulation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Power Deregulation]


18-thousand American Electric Power customers in Central and Southwest Virginia may get a sneek-peek at power de-regulation.
A-E-P wants to let them buy power from any electricity supplier registered in the state by early 2001.
The idea is to help the company and consumers prepare for 2002, when retail electric deregulation arrives in Virginia.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, you might want to think twice before you drink tap water.....
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ONCAM=Mika

((on cam)) A WARNING TODAY TO EVERYONE WHO DRINKS TAP WATER...IT MAY NOT BE AS CLEAN AS YOU THINK.
VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW FEDERAL AUDIT SAYS THAT NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF VIOLATIONS BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS ARE NEVER REPORTED TO A CENTRAL DATA BASE.
THEY RANGE FROM MISSED WATER QUALITY TESTS TO CONTAMINATION PROBLEMS.
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ARE QUICK TO CAUTION THAT THEY BELIEVE THE MAJORITY OF THE NATION'S DRINKING WATER IS SAFE.
VT=VO((vo))

VITAMINS COULD PREVENT ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY. THIS ACCORDING TO A GROUP OF RESEARCHERS IN BRITAIN.
THEY SAY THAT WOMEN AT RISK OF DEVELOPING TOXEMIA COULD AVOID THE CONDITION IF THEY TAKE MEGA DOSES OF VITAMINS C AND E.
RESEARCHERS CAUTION THAT THEIR FINDINGS ARE STILL PRELIMINARY AND MORE TESTS NEED TO BE DONE TO SEE IF HIGH DOSES OF THE VITAMINS INJURE THE FETUS.
TOXEMIA IS A POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION WHERE A WOMAN'S BLOOD VESSELS CONSTRICT WHICH BLOCKS THE AMOUNT OF BLOOD THAT REACHES THE FETUS.

VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS ARE TESTING A NEW PILL THAT MAY HELP ALCOHOLICS BEAT THEIR BATTLE WITH THE BOTTLE.
ITS CALLED ACAMPROSATE AND IT HELPS CURB THE CRAVING MANY ALCOHOLICS GET WHEN THEY FIRST QUIT.
IN A RECENT TEST IN EUROPE 46 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK THE PILL REMAINED SOBER AFTER SIX MONTHS.
IT WILL STILL BE SOME TIME BEFORE THE MEDICATION IS WIDELY AVAILABLE HERE IN THE STATES.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Mechanical problems forced a pilot to make an emergency landing last night Roanoke.
The piper lance single engine plane was on route to Roanoke from Dover, Delaware when the pilot realized the main landing gear was locked in position.
The pilot and one passenger landed safely with only minor injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


21 cars loaded with coal remain off the tracks in Roanoke County this morning.
A Norfolk Southern train heading from Roanoke to North Carolina derailed near Route 419 around four yesterday afternoon.
29 cars derailed. A spokesperson for Norfolk-Southern says the clean up operation will last all day. No one was hurt in the accident.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Attorney General Janet Reno has asked someone outside of the Justice Department to head an inquiry of the 1993 Waco siege. Meanwhile, the F-B-I says a second previously undisclosed videotape from the standoff has surfaced. It may be released to the public today.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-Plane-Problems]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Emergency Landing]


Two people aboard a small plane narrowly escaped injury after making an emergency landing at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


This piper lance single engine plane was forced to land without it's main landing gear.
Passenger Jeff Hoprich say it was locked in position and wouldn't not come lose.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:06:31]
[IN Q=We didn't have]

((JEFF HOPRICH/PASSENGER: WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY OPTIONS WE WERE OUT OF OPTIONS AS TO HOW TO LAND THE PLAN AT THAT TIME. SO WE JUST HAD TO BRING IT DOWN WITH THE NOSE GAIN AND THE RIGHT MAIN GATE))
[SUPER=07-Jeff Hoprich/Passenger;]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=main gate]
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[VO-NAT]


But the plane sustained only minor damages and no one was injured.
Hoprich believes it was a mechanical adjustment that happened while the plane was being painted in Delaware that led to the failure.
Now the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate that matter.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-32 45:11]
[GRAPHIC=Derailment]


21 cars loaded with coal remain off the tracks in Roanoke County this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A Norfolk Southern train heading from Roanoke to North Carolina derailed near Route 419 around four yesterday afternoon. 29 cars derailed. So far this morning 8 cars are back on track. A spokesperson for Norfolk-Southern says the clean up operation will last all day. No one was hurt in the accident.
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[11Fire-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-35]
[GRAPHIC=Fred Mills/Stepping Down]


Lynchburg's top firefighter has resigned his post, claiming the job of fire chief took too much of a toll on his personal life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Fred Mills had served as the city's fire chief for just over three years.
He told a news conference yesterday that the decision to step down was a personal one, and "not" related to any problems within the department.
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[SOT 21:11:05]
[IN Q=We're not]

((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: WE'RE NOT MAKING CHANGES THAT ARE RADICAL OR OFF- BASE AND I'M CONFIDENT THAT THOSE CHANGES WILL TAKE PLACE AND THAT THEY WILL BE SUCCESSFUL, WHETHER I'M THE CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT OR SOMEONE ELSE IS, THEY'LL BE SUCCESSFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=they'll be successful.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many firefighters have expressed concern recently that Mills hasn't done enough to address problems of staffing shortages and minority hiring.
Mills will remain as chief until his replacement is hired.
The city hopes to have a new chief on board by January.
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[BRUSH-FIRE]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


A huge wildfire continues to burn in a southern California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Big Bear, CA;]

[4;09]
The wildfire has scorched nearly 62-thousand acres.
Thousands of firefighters have been battling the blaze which is at least 50-percent contained.
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries yesterday, bringing the total to nine in the six days since the fire started Saturday.
There are more than a-dozen large fires burning in the western U-S. Seven are in California alone.
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[dennis]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=T-S Dennis]


Some Residents along North Carolina's coast are being allowed to return home today after Tropical Storm Dennis chased them out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Outer Banks, NC;]

[4:14;36]
Persistent winds and waves have pounded the state's barrier islands.
The area's main highway is inundated with sand.
Many houses, piers and waterfront structures were severely damaged in the past few days.
Forecasters expect Dennis to stick around for a while... which is bad news for coastal businesses hoping to make money over this holiday.
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[Diana]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The investigation into the car crash that killed Princess Diana two years ago appears to be over.
Sources in Paris say a French judge has dismissed all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist implicated in the crash that killed Diana, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul (ahn-REE' pawl).
Sources say the judge has ruled that the accident was caused by Paul, who was drunk.
Initially, suspicion fell on the photographers who were involved in a high-speed chase of the princess' car.

[11Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-24 2:00:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Miss Virginia is making a wish in the land where dreams come true .. and hoping that it will help her come home with a crown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crystal Lewis is planning on enjoying her very first trip to Disney World next week, where she will meet up with her co-contestants in the Miss America pageant.
She has hopes of becoming the second consecutive Miss Virginia to walk away with the national crown.
After the enchanting trip to the Magic Kingdom, she will head to Atlantic City for the Miss America pageant on September 18th.
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[4-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Emergency Landing]


A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after his plane's equipment malfunction.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The piper lance single engine plane was on route to Roanoke from Dover, Delaware when the pilot realized the main landing gear was locked in position.
As fire crews stood by waiting for the plane to arrive, the pilot circled the airport for hours to burn up fuel before landing.
The pilot and one passenger landed safely.
The Federal Aviation Administration will now look into the cause of the malfunctions.
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[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robery]


The man who robbed a bank in Ararat is still at large.
Patrick County authorities say a man entered B B and T yesterday, gave the teller a note, and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
State police and FBI agents are investigating, and are following leads on a suspect.



[11Foreclosures]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:37:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia has its lowest unemployment in a half century.
But there are still companies downsizing and plants closing up shop.
That's already taking a toll on at least one county in our area.
Joy Sutton has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=John Glasgow]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Glasgow/Real Estate Agent; :10]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News 7]


(( John Glasgow has been a real estate agent for 20 years.. and he says recently every week he gets between four and five home foreclosures.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:22]
[IN Q= I think what you're]

((JOHN GLASGOW/REAL ESTATE AGENT: I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE AREA FOR A LONG TIME, WHO HAVE WORKED IN THE AREA FOR A LONG TIME AND HAVE GOTTEN LAID OFF))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=gotten laid off]


Glasgow says many people can't afford their homes anymore and that some are the victims of several plant closings.
Virginia Apparel, J P S Converter and Pluma are few of the plants that has closed within the year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT03:34]
[IN Q=I think we're on]

((JOHN GLASGOW/REAL ESTATE AGENT: I THINK WE'RE ON THE CUSP. I THINK WE'VE GOT A SITUATION THAT IS NOT SERIOUS. BUT COULD BECOME A SERIOUS SITUATION))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a serious situation]


And The Franklin County Commissioner of Revenue Office agrees.
Stating that it's not just new homeowners being affected but also those who have been there more than 8 years.
And Glasgow says a foreclosure affects everyone in the neighborhood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:14]
[IN Q=the bank will]

((JOHN GLASGOW: REAL ESTATE AGENT: THE BANK WILL PUT THAT HOME BACK ON THE MARKET AND THEY'LL PUT IT ON THE MARKET AT A PRICE THAT IS HURTFUL TO OTHER HOMEOWNERS AND IT CAN DRIVE THE PRICE OF NEIGHBORHOODS DOWN, NOT CAN, DOES ))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=not can, does]

Joy Sutton News 7.))

[Clinton-house]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The first family heads home from its New York vacation today with an expensive souvenir -- a new house in Westchester County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cazenovia, NY;]

[4:07:58]
President and Mrs. Clinton have signed a contract to buy a 110-year-old white colonial house one hour from New York City.
They're paying one-point-seven million dollars for the house -- five-thousand more than the asking price.
The house will enable Mrs. Clinton to run for Senate from New York next year.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A small plane made an emergency landing at the Roanoke Regional Airport. The plane left Dover Delaware and was headed to Roanoke with 2 people on board. As the pilot prepared for landing the main landing gear would not come down. After circling the airport for several hours the plane landed with only minor damages and both the pilot Jeff Bursati and passenger Jeff Hoprich were fine.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Route 419 at the train tressell and Chapparel Road will close at 7:30 this morning and remain closed for about 2 hours while crews clean up yesterday's train derailment
21 cars remain off the tracks. A Norfolk Southern train heading from Roanoke to North Carolina derailed near Route 419 around four yesterday afternoon. 29 cars derailed. So far this morning 8 cars are back on track.
No one was hurt in the accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After three years at the helm of Lynchburg's fire department, Chief Fred Mills announced he is stepping down from his position. Mills says the job had become too demanding and he was ready to devote more time to his family.
Mills will remain as chief until his replacement is hired.
The city hopes to have a new chief on board by January.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly]
(toss)
(ad lib bye)


[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time-Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time off]


Many people have water- skied, or even flown in a hot- air balloon...
But what about combining the two?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


That's what para- sailing is all about...
It's been a popular sport at Smith Mountain Lake for the past eight years.
And it's something nearly anyone can do, even if you're afraid of the water.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:45:37]
[IN Q=Basically, all it]

((RYAN WATERS/BRIDGEWATER MARINA: BASICALLY, ALL IT IS IS I INFLATE A PARACHUTE ON THE BACK OF A BOAT AND SPEED UP THE BOAT A LITTLE BIT MORE SO THE WIND SPEED WILL JUST PICK UP AND LET THE PARACHUTE OFF THE BOAT, LIFTS IN THE AIR, LET THEM OUT, 600 FEET, REEL THEM RIGHT BACK IN, NEVER TOUCH THE WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Ryan Waters/Bridgewater Marina;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=touch the water]
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[VO-NAT]


You don't have to leave your seat to come fly away with us at the lake in
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]

this week's "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning. [GRAPHIC=TIME OFF]