06:00-01

HEADLINES

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The price of borrowing money is going down.
That follows the Federal Reserve's move yesterday to lower short-term lending rates.
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And France's President faces a tough crowd today on Capitol Hill, following his country's recent nuclear tests. wx-head
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WALL-STREET


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The stock market will open this morning at another new high.
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SUPER=03-Wall Street;


A cut in federal interest rates yesterday led the Dow Jones industrial average to its fourth record in a row, closing at the 54-hundred mark.
The White House welcomed the news even though reports indicate wholesale prices creeped up again for the second straight month.
But the Administration as well as economists continue to play down any talk of inflation pointing to higher energy costs due to the severe winter.
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((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THERE WERE SEASONAL VARIANCES AND WEATHER VARIANCES IN THIS AND BY AND LARGE THE DATA REFLECT LOW RATES OF INFLATION WITH CONTINUED STEADY GROWTH WHICH IS ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR THE ECONOMY. ))
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VO-NAT


Analysts say more rate reductions are likely.
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Glasgow-Flooding


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It's been seven months since last summer's flood waters ripped through the town of Glasgow.
Since then, the town has been more vulnerable to flooding whenever it rains.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, some say the town isn't getting the help it needs.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./June 28, 1995; :00
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SUPER=01-Bill Todd/Glasgow Vol. Fire Dept.; :36
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(( Although Glasgow is no longer underwater-- the effects of last June's flooding are still felt.
Surface water continues eroding banks, and debris is still strewn in culverts-- like this one near Gordon Street.
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((THE DRAINOFF FROM TOWN COMES DOWN AND ACTUALLY EXITS TOWN INTO THE MAURY RIVER THROUGH THAT CULVERT. ))
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But often the Maury river backs up and prevents the surface water from draining-- eventually flooding neighborhoods.
Glasgow's assistant fire chief says when it comes to fixing the situation,
the town is being neglected. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:51:51

((BILL TODD/GLASGOW VOL. FIRE DEPT.: BUT YET, I CAN RIDE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND SEE WHERE THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DEPARTMENTS HAVE GONE IN AND DUG OUT THE CREEK. THEY'VE PUT UP BIG BOULDERS TO TAKE CARE OF THE EROSION AND I DON'T SEE ANYTHING OCCURRING IN GLASGOW. ))
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Meanwhile, county officials say it's up to those who own the land to contact the soil and water conservation to find out if they qualify for assistance. pre-pro here
And they say when it comes to dealing with creeks and streams-- that usually means going through a lot of people. end pre-pro
But those who feel the effects the most-- are still the residents.
SOT 5:18:42

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AFTER ALL THE REPEATED FLOODING, PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASGOW SAY THEY BECOME FEARFUL WHENEVER THE FORECAST CALLS FOR RAIN. SOME ARE EVEN THINKING OF MOVING. ))
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SOT 4:25:21

((FRANKLIN MULL/GLASGOW RESIDENT: ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS-- SHE'S MOVED OUT AND SHE'S NOT COMING BACK. AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS. I MEAN, WE HAD A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD HERE FOR A WHILE, UNTIL THE WATER GOT TO GETTING TO US. ))
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Meanwhile, Todd says his department will do whatever it takes to get help for their corner of the county.
Kimberly McBroom, news 7, Glasgow.))
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Meantime, ten more jurisdictions have been added to the list of those available for federal assistance to help pay for flood damage.

Disaster


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Rockbridge County is among those...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape;


Yesterday disaster recovery officials listed the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Rockingham, and Rockbridge.
The cities include Buena Vista, Covington, and Waynesboro.
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sri-lanka


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In Sri Lanka, police have named suspects in a terrorist attack.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Colombo, Sri Lanka;


Last night they identified members of the Tamil (TAM'-il) Tiger rebel suicide squad who they say detonated yesterday's truck bomb in Colombo.
The explosion killed at least sixty people.
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refugees


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Most of the remaining Cuban refugees from Guantanamo Bay are on U.S. soil this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Yesterday;


About a hundred refugees arrived in Florida yesterday.
Some had been held since 19-94, when about 29-thousand Cubans tried to sail to the U-S on homemade rafts.
The detention center at Guantanamo is now dismantled.
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Whitewater


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A Senate panel looking into the Whitewater affair is scheduled to hear from a former secretary of James McDougal today.
He was one of the Clintons' partners in the Whitewater land venture.
McDougal also owned the failed Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan.

1-Sports


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In sports -- Virginia Tech turns out a victory on the hardwood.
Steve Mason has the highlights.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



SUPER=13-Mitzi DeWolfe/Home Economist;



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Chirac


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President Clinton welcomes French President Jacques Chirac (zhahk shih-RAHK') to the White House today.
But the response may NOT be as WARM on Capitol Hill, where Chirac is to address a joint meeting of Congress.
Some lawmakers are URGING a BOYCOTT because of recent French nuclear tests.


Babcock-Wilcox


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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has handed the former Babcock and Wilcox Fuel Company a 12- thousand dollar FINE -- but the company says it will APPEAL it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape


B and W, which changed its name to Framatome Technologies last month, was cited for violations at its Lynchburg nuclear fuel facility.
The N-R-C says the company used improperly designed shipping packages, and exceeded the amount of uranium allowed in its Lynchburg plant.
Framatome spokesman Judith Connell says the company does not believe any health or safety issues were compromised.
An appeal must be filed within 30 days.
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Meantime, there's HOPEFUL news out of one of Bedford's LARGEST employers.

Bedford-Plant


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Workers at Rubatex hope to get a sizeable plant renovation by improving efficiency and quality control.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


The rubber products maker had all of its shifts attend a mandatory meeting yesterday to discuss how to make the workforce more efficient..
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((GARY ENGLISH/RUBATEX EMPLOYEE: THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO ESTABLISH, A BETTER SYSTEM OF GETTING THINGS SHIPPED OUT ON TIME, WHERE WE CAN KEEP THE CUSTOMERS HAPPY AND JUST CONTINUE TO KEEP THE SALES COMING.))
SUPER=01-Gary English/Rubatex Employee;
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OUT Q=sales coming.
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SUPER=@File;


The workers say if the company decides to undertake the investment, it could approach the six-million-dollar mark.
In addition, the employees say they do NOT believe layoffs are in the works.
Rubatex has approximately one-thousand employees in Bedford, and a smaller facility in Buchanan.
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ADAPT-Folo


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Social Services workers are reacting with anxiety and confusion to the news the Allen Administration has put a computer system on hold- that system would automate much of the new welfare system.
Ellen Qualls brings us that side of the story.
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(( In Richmond's Department of Social Services, training is going on now to transfer to a new system that would make sense out of the complex web of Medicaid, food stamps, and AFDC benefits.
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((MICHAEL EVANS/RICHMOND SOCIAL SERVICE DIR.: WE'RE ONE OF THE LARGEST AGENCIES IN THE STATE. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO STOP WHAT WE'RE DOING BECAUSE THE AGENCY WOULD HAVE TO STOP ITS OPERATIONS. WE'VE GOT TO PROCEED AS IF THIS THING IS STILL ON LINE. AND KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED.))
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The Administration says it's committed to getting some kind of automated system in place -- even if ADAPT is scrapped, and a private vendor has to take over.
sot 02:18:13

((MICHAEL EVANS: THE REAL HARDSHIP FOR US WILL BE THE LACK OF CLERICAL STAFF. OVER THE LAST TWO TO THREE YEARS, WE'VE BEEN REDUCING THE NUMBERS OF CLERICAL STAFF THAT WOULD HAVE PERFORMED THE FUNCTIONS THAT ARE TO BE PERFORMED BY THE ADAPT SYSTEM.))
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In Roanoke's Social Service Department, no layoffs have occurred.
But the big question is when will a system be provided, because there's NO more money in the Governor's two year budget to deal with it.
That raises the political question of whether putting this computer system on hold was needed to balance the Governor's budget.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

2-scores


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In the N-B-A --
The San Antonio Spurs turned back the Los Angeles Clippers to remain tied for first place in the Midwest Division.
The Utah Jazz is also on top -- they won last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-San Antonio/115/LA Clippers/106//Utah/=98/Portland/=94;
SUPER=96-Phoenix/120/Atlanta/=84//Cleveland/=81/Milwaukee/=71;
SUPER=96-Boston/131/Vancouver/=98;



SUPER=103-Boston/==3/Ottawa/==1//Montreal/==5/Washington/==3;
SUPER=103-St. Louis/==4/Toronto/==0//Tampa Bay/==4/Pittsburgh/==1;
SUPER=103-Buffalo/==6/Florida/==1//NY Rangers/==1/Dallas/==1;
SUPER=103-Chicago/==4/Edmonton/==0//Hartford/==6/Los Angeles/==4;
SUPER=103-Anaheim/==2/Colorado/==1;




Two-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
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The stock market is breaking records again.
And prime rates are falling all over the land.
That after the Federal Reserve lowered key short term interest rates yesterday.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


Accused Oklahoma City bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols face a another day of hearings to determine whether their trial should be moved from that city to another location.
The two will be tried for their alleged involvement in the April 19th bombing that killed 169 and injured more than 500.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And the wonder drug for those suffering from obesity may not be so wonderful after all.
Researchers now believe only five percent of obese Americans could benefit from injections of the hormone Leptin.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday the first day of February.
ANCHOR=Beth


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

interest-rates


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The Federal Reserve's decision to lower interest rates is already paying off for consumers.
Chase Manhattan and a number of other big banks followed by cutting their prime rates by one-quarter point, to eight and a-quarter percent.
SS=stock market


And because of the interest rate cut the stock market will open at another new high this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wall Street/Yesterday;


Yesterday The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 14 points to a record close at the 54-hundred mark.
The White House welcomed the news even though reports indicate wholesale prices creeped up again for the second straight month.
But the Administration as well as economists continue to play down any talk of inflation pointing to higher energy costs due to the severe winter.
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((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THERE WERE SEASONAL VARIANCES AND WEATHER VARIANCES IN THIS AND BY AND LARGE THE DATA REFLECT LOW RATES OF INFLATION WITH CONTINUED STEADY GROWTH WHICH IS ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR THE ECONOMY. ))
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Analysts say more rate reductions are likely.
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And the nation's economic picture is expected to get another boost today from a government report on inflation.
Economists say it will show that consumer prices have risen less than three percent for the fourth consecutive year.

OK-BOMBING


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The change of venue hearing for the Oklahoma City bombing case continues today.
The upcoming trial may force an upgrade from the Lawton Federal Courthouse.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, the judge ruled that the Lawton court is not secure enough for such a high profile case.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;


Defense attorneys for Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols want the trial moved out of Oklahoma.
The bombing, which took place almost a year ago, killed 169-people.
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In another courtroom -- this one in Danville -- a murder trial continues.

Clayborne


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During yesterday's testimony, a witness said one of the men charged with killing Angel Dejesus (De-HEY-sues) also tried to kill her.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


The young woman testified she saw Phil Dennis Clayborne, Junior standing over Dejesus holding a towel.
She says Clayborne then tried to strangle her before he forced her to hide out in a motel with him.
SUPER=03-Danville/July 13;


Dejesus' body was found last July behind a home in Danville.
One of Clayborne's former cell mates also testified against him.
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SOT
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((BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: WHY DID HE SAY HE CHOKED HIM? JAMES TOTTEN/PROSECUTION WITNESS: A DEAL THAT WENT SOUR. BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: A ROBBERY THAT WENT SOUR? JAMES TOTTEN/PROSECUTION WITNESS: YES, SIR. BILL FULLER: WHAT DID HE MEAN BY THAT? JAMES TOTTEN: THAT HE WAS TRYING TO ROBB THE MAN BUT EVIDENTLY THE MAN PUT UP A STRUGGLE. ))
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Another man is also charged with the murder.
Bryant Lymont Powell is scheduled for trial next month.

Shoot-Out


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One man is dead and a teenager injured after gunfire broke out at a Smyth County trailer yesterday.
Twenty-year-old Paul Jones was shot several times and later died at the hospital.
A 17-year-old boy who suffered a single gunshot wound to the hip was also taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
Police have charged 18-year-old John Williams of Marion with first-degree murder in the shooting.
Twenty-four-year-old Wayne Lawson Junior of North Carolina is charged with being an accessory after the fact in connection with a murder.

Juvenile-Justice


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-115
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In an effort to curb youth crime, a bi-partisan compromise has been reached in Richmond on juvenile justice reform.
Democrats and Republicans
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;

shook on a deal yesterday that would send more violent young people to adult courts -- but leaves some discretion to prosecutors and judges.
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((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D-NORFOLK: THE COMPROMISE WE OFFER TODAY REFLECTS A CONCERN AND COMMITMENT TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO COME BEFORE THE JUVENILE COURT ON MINOR CHARGES AND ARE IN NEED OF REMEDIATION TO TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND.))
SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Norfolk;
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The compromise still faces legislative scrutiny -- but is fully funded in the Governor's proposed budget.
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leptin


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Today's New England Journal of Medicine gives new insight to the problem of losing weight.
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VO-NAT


Researchers believe about only five percent of obese Americans could benefit from injections of the hormone Leptin.
Leptin reduced the appetite of heavyweight mice in tests but most overweight humans already have enough of it.
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atlas


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An unmanned Atlas rocket blasted into space last night from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL/Last Night;


It released a two-ton communications satellite that will orbit above Jakarta.
By March the satellite will be able to beam phone calls, cable T-V and business data throughout the Pacific rim.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- Steve Mason finds out what's right with Virginia Tech, and what's wrong with U-V-A, now that the Cavs have lost four straight.
First, Steve takes a look at the Hokies' win last night.
Good morning Steve.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



SUPER=13-Mitzi DeWolfe/Home Economist;



SS=(Address board for Rice Council-ESS#8022)

Self-addressed stamped business sized envelope to:
USA Rice Council Department: Fitness P.O. Box 740121 Houston, TX 77274

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Flooding


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#96-07
GRAPHIC=Flooding aftermath


It's been seven months, and the town of Glasgow STILL needs help cleaning up after last June's flooding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./June 28;


The town has been even MORE vulnerable to flooding since then.
Surface water continues eroding banks, and debris is still strewn in culverts.
SUPER=03-Glasgow;


The Maury River often backs up and prevents the surface water from draining and eventually the neighborhoods flood.
Glasgow's assistant fire chief Bill Todd says other areas of the county have had help digging out creeks.
He says the flooding problems can be fixed. The town just needs some help doing it.
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IN Q=You would surely

((BILL TODD/GLASGOW VOL. FIRE DEPT.: YOU WOULD SURELY THINK WITH TWO RIVERS THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET RID OF THE SURFACE WATER. AND THE SURFACE WATER REALLY HAS NO WHERE TO GO. THE DITCHES NEED TO BE CLEANED OUT. THEY NEED TO BE WIDENED. THEY NEED TO BE DEEPENED, AND THEY NEED TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE RIVER. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Todd/Glasgow Vol. Fire Dept.;
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OUT Q=to the river
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, county officials say land owners must contact soil and water conservation offices to find out if they qualify for assistance.
They say when it comes to dealing with creeks and streams-- that usually means going through a lot of people.
Residents are not optimistic about the situation.
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SOT 4:25:21

((FRANKLIN MULL/GLASGOW RESIDENT: ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS-- SHE'S MOVED OUT AND SHE'S NOT COMING BACK. AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS. I MEAN, WE HAD A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD HERE FOR A WHILE, UNTIL THE WATER GOT TO GETTING TO US. ))
SUPER=01-Franklin Mull/Glasgow Resident;
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OUT=getting to us.
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Todd says his department will do whatever it takes to get help for Glasgow and its residents.
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And it looks like help IS on the way for Rockbridge County...

Assistance


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The county is among 10 new Virginia localities eligible for federal assistance after this month's flooding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape;


Yesterday disaster recovery officials listed the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Rockingham, and Rockbridge.
The cities included Buena Vista, Covington, and Waynesboro.
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Craig-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Investigators are still trying to determine what caused Tuesday night's house fire in Craig County that killed two children.
According to their grandfather,
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VO-NAT

5- year- old Christopher Thomas Howard and his sister, 3 year old Harle
(HAR-lee) Gayle Howard locked themselves in a closet when the fire started.


Their bodies were taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday, special agents from the State Police walked through the rubble of the New Castle Home-- trying to figure out what triggered the fire.
They hope to know more in the coming days.
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SOT 13:49:25
IN Q=We're taking

((LT. JIM RUHLAND/STATE POLICE: WE'RE TAKING THEIR STATEMENTS AND THE OTHER WITNESSES THAT WE TALKED TO. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEIGHBORS AND WE'RE TAKING ALL OF THOSE STATEMENTS AND WORKING WITH THOSE ALONG WITH THE EVIDENCE WE SEE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE. ))
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VO-NAT


The children's parents were home at the time.
They, along with friends and neighbors, tried to pull the children out of the house, but were unsuccessful.
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TOMLINSON


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NEWSCAST=morn
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GRAPHIC=NONE


A man from Ridgeway is learning what it's like to see his OWN obituary in the morning newspaper.
Intern reporter Tracey Hoffman explains WHY a misprint in the paper has led to one man's celebration of life.
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IN Q=Charles Tomlinson spent
SUPER=03-Ridgeway; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Tomlinson/Funeral Home Director; :30
SUPER=19-Tracey Hoffman; 1:17
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OUT Q=Tracey Hoffman, News 7.

(( Charles Tomlinson spent the morning answering telephone calls and faxing information explaining how he's NOT REALLY DEAD.
The Roanoke Times obituaries reported yesterday that the musician turned funeral home director died January 27th.
This isn't the first time the lively 60-year-old has been listed as deceased in the Roanoke Times.
The first notice came out last November.
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IN Q=As a matter

((CHARLES TOMLINSON/TOMLISON FUNERAL HOME DIR.; AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WENT TO A COUPLE OF PLACES THIS MORNING AND THE FIRST THING THEY SAID WAS "HEY YOU'RE NOT DEAD!"))
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OUT Q=you're not dead.


Tomlinson attributes all the confusion to the faxes of obituary notices that he sends to the newspaper.
The Roanoke Times issued a statement on the mistake saying that it was due to human error.
The newspaper also said that changes have been made in its proofreading techniques to prevent this in the future.
Out of all the publicity and phone calls that Charlie Tomlinson has received from--dying twice and still being alive to tell about it--he says there are just a FEW phone calls that really mean the most.
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((CHARLES TOMLINSON/TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME DIR.; AND I GUESS WHAT YOU REALLY APPRECIATE IS WHEN YOUR FRIENDS CALL... AND THEY HAVE RESPONDED, THEY REALLY HAVE. AND THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE-IT KEEPS YOU GOING, AND YOU KNOW EVERYTHING'S OKAY THEN.))
STANDUP TAG 3:20:45 TAPE #2


Charlie Tomlinson remembers when he made music with Hee-Haw's Roy Clark, but as far as he's concerned, he's just glad he can keep on making music on his weekend gospel show. Tracey Hoffman, News 7.))

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


In sports -- Virginia Tech beat North Carolina - Greensboro last night.
For that college basketball score and more -- let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Wake Forest/=66/NC State/=62//Va. Tech/=74/NC-Greensboro/=48;
SUPER=97-Kansas/=84/Oklahoma St./=66//Connecticut/=77/Rutgers/=59;
SUPER=97-Cincinnati/=78/NC Charlotte/=64//North Carolina/=73/Duke/=72;
SUPER=97-Georgetown/=91/West Va./=67//Michigan St./=61/Penn State/=58;

SUPER=97-Vanderbilt/=76/Auburn/=62//Ohio Univ./=82/Eastern Michigan/=73; SUPER=97-Texas Tech/=78/Oral Roberts/=74//Purdue/=80/Michigan/=59;