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7Bombing-Reax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


Isreali troops today are continuing a promised crackdown on Muslim militants following the fourth suicide bombing in nine days.
Yesterday's blast came as a Jewish holiday was celebrated in Roanoke.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, local Jews found it a timely celebration of their faith.
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SOT
IN Q= This mardi- gras like party
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Rabbi Jerome Fox/Beth Israel Synagogue; :17
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv/Yesterday; :32
SUPER=@Goodlatte; :38
SUPER=01-Jonathon Kurshan/William Fleming Sophomore; 1:03
SUPER=01-Abby Fifer/Patrick Henry Sophomore; 1:12
SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:19
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

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SOT tape 2 nat sound of celebration

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RUNS=:03


This mardi gras- like party is the Festival of Purim. It honors the Jews' victory over their enemies.
But in the midst of their joyful play, some in the Jewish community feel peace in the middle east may be put on hold-- at least for now.
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SOT tape 1 4:09:37

((RABBI JEROME FOX/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE: WE WERE HOPING FOR THE PEACE PROCESS. WE WERE SUPPORTING THE PEACE PROCESS. BUT IT'S JUST INTOLERABLE FOR ISRAEL TO SUFFER THAT KIND OF CIVILIAN ATTACK OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND DO NOTHING. ))
RUNS=:14


Meanwhile, U-S legislators believe those guilty of the bombings should be punished-- but not at the cost of peace.
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SOT tape 1 7:27:18

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THE ISRAELIS IN SPITE OF THE ATROCITIES THAT THEY'RE TAKING, TO CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH THOSE PALESTINIANS WHO TRULY DO WANT TO HAVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ))
RUNS=:09


The younger generation says it is important for them as well.
These students are among a delegation from Roanoke heading to Israel next month.
It'll be the fifth trip for Jonathon Kurshan-- who believes the Holy Land takes care of those who journey there.
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SOT tape 2 8:18:32

((JONATHON KURSHAN/WILLIAM FLEMING SOPHOMORE: I'M NOT SCARED REALLY, I MEAN, YEAH, THERE'S BOMBS GOING OFF AND PEOPLE DYING-- BUT I REALLY FEEL SAFE IN ISRAEL. ))
RUNS=:08
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SOT tape 2 8:14:43

((ABBY FIFER/PATRICK HENRY SOPHOMORE: IN A WAY, I KIND OF FEEL LIKE MY GOING TO ISRAEL IS SAYING, I'M NOT GOING TO STAY BACK FROM ISRAEL-- WE WILL OVERCOME THESE ENEMIES. ))
RUNS=:07


But she still hopes peace will return to the Holy Land.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7. ))

7Falwell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Campaign '96


It's "Junior Tuesday", the biggest day of primaries so far in the quest for the G-O-P presidential nomination.
Some 250 delegates are up for grabs.
SS=Falwell


Meantime, the Reverand Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg is having his say about the campaign.
He says Republicans, including Dole, need to stop attacking each other.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Falwell is particularly upset with attacks leveled at commentator Pat Buchanan, who Dole has labeled as an "extremist".
Falwell says whoever the nominee is, he'll need the Buchanan vote to dethrone Bill Clinton.
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SOT 20:18:04
IN Q=Regardless

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: REGARDLESS, WE'RE GOING TO NEED.. THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO NEED THE SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES TO BEAT BILL CLINTON, AND CALLING PAT BAD NAMES IS A GOOD WAY TO LOSE THEM.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to lose them.
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VO-NAT


Falwell says the GOP is running the risk of alienating the ardent anti- abortion faction of the party.
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anchor=Melanie
SS=HOLD


He says the same group abandoned the GOP in the 1992 election.

7City-County


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Session'96


It will be at least another year before the Roanke Valley governments win approval to raise gasoline taxes for local transportation projects.
Lawmakers in Richmond have decided to study the issue for another year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


With federal funds for mass transit drying up, Roanoke City hoped to find additional money for Valley Metro.
Roanoke County agreed to the creation of a transportation district, but state lawmakers declined.
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IN Q=The bus company is critical

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE BUS COMPANY IS CRITICAL FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THIS COMMUNITY. WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE A BUS COMPANY AND IF WE DON'T MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS AND SOME FUNDING ADJUSTMENTS, THEN THE BUS COMPANY COULD BE CLOSED.))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=could be closed.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The General Assembly will likely provide an additional one million dollars for local transportation, but that money will be divided among communities across the state.

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look now at the forecast - a cloudy day is in store for us, but it's going to be a warm one.
Highs will be 60 to 65 degrees.
Expect the clouds to remain tonight, with a 50 percent of showers.
Temperatures will be lows 55 to 60.
Looking ahead, tomorrow is going to be cloudy with showers still in the picture. A thunderstorm is likey.
Highs will be 65 to 70 degrees.

55XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Session 96


A state Senate committee yesterday rejected a measure that would require parents be notified when an unmarried teen-ager seeks an abortion.
But proponents of the bill aren't giving up.
They say they still have several options left before the General Assembly adjourns Saturday.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=As far as
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=@Newman; :13
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :35
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :45
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; 1:01
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:19
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Its supporters rolled out the friendliest version they could in the unfriendly Senate Education and Health Committee -- joking at one point that they'd allow a pregnant teen to notify a telephone pole if it would get the bill to the Senate floor. ((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: AS FAR AS I GO, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO OFFER THE AMENDMENTS, AND THEN MY VOTE WILL BE ON THE FLOOR TO TAKE THESE AMENDMENTS OFF. SO THERE'S NOTHING SINISTER ABOUT IT. IT'S VERY UP FRONT AND CLEAR. AND HERE AGAIN, IF IT WOULD REQUIRED NOTIFYING A TELEPHONE POLE, THAT'S WHAT I'D DO TO LET IT MOVE ONTO THE FULL FLOOR WHERE WE COULD HAVE AN OPEN DEBATE.)) ((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IF WE LET THIS OUT WITH THESE AMENDMENTS ON IT, YOU WILL HAVE THE VOTES TO RIP IT OFF. AND WE WILL HAVE A BILL THAT MANY OF US VEHEMENTLY THINK IS VERY DESTRUCTIVE OF YOUNG WOMEN.)) ((SEN. DICK SASLAW: YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT. IT IS MEN WHO COME DOWN HERE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, AND INSIST ON RAMMING THEIR THOUGHTS AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE DOWN THE THROATS OF THE WOMEN. AND IT DOESN'T OCCUR JUST IN VIRGINIA, IT OCCURS ACROSS AMERICA.)) ((SEN. WARREN BARRY: SENATOR SASLAW IS WELL AWARE THAT THIS COMMITTEE WAS STACKED WITH THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION IN MIND WHEN IT WAS ORGANIZED. AND I DON'T THINK HE WOULD DENY THAT. AND I THINK IT'S A FACT. BUT I ALSO, IN ANSWERING SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT WE GUYS OR YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TO JAM IT DOWN SOMEBODY'S THROAT, I'D LIKE TO SAY RIGHT OFF THE BAT THAT I'M PRO-CHOICE.)) (( Senator Barry is for abortion rights, but he's also for parental notification.
And he's telling the anti-abortion forces though that he will work to get this bill referred to the anti- abortion Courts committee.
If that doesn't work, expect it to pop up somewhere on the Senate floor this week.
Ellen Qualls News 7 Richmond.))

55Bath-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


State lawmakers are also considering eliminating some local jails and replacing them with regional ones.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Officials in Bath County say lawmakers want Bath, Highland County and Clifton Forge to form one local jail.
But County officials say that would probably hurt more than help.
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SOT 11:17:37
IN Q=The legislation that's

((TOMMY BLACK/BATH CO. SHERIFF: THE LEGISLATION THAT'S BEING PROPOSED RIGHT NOW... IF THAT GOES INTO AFFECT I WOULD BASICALLY LOOSE FIVE CORRECTION OFFICERS. SO THAT WOULD BE ONE THIRD OF MY MANPOWER BASICALLY DOWN THE DRAIN.))
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=down the drain.
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VO-NAT


Bath County officials also say Richmond's efforts are confusing.
They say lawmakers are pushing for a new program that's not funded.
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SOT 11:33:36
IN Q=On the one

((DOUG HIRSH/BATH CO. SUPERVISOR: ON ONE HAND THEY'RE SAYING TO GO TO A REGIONAL JAIL CONCEPT. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND THERE ARE NO FUNDS AVAILABLE WHEN THEY HAVE FINANCED OTHER REGIONAL JAIL PROJECTS. BUT SOMEHOW THE SENATE DIDN'T THINK IT THROUGH.))
SUPER=01-Doug Hirsh/Bath Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=think it through.
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VO-NAT


Bath County officials say they hope lawmakers will work with them to avoid any possible layoffs.
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55Dialysis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit of 95-87 (Kidney Deaths)
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Experts have been called in by The Virginia Department of Corrections to monitor a kidney dialysis treatment program at the Greensville Correctional Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;


Eight inmates receiving dialysis treatment at Greensville have died.
That prompted a study by the University of Virginia.
Last year, a U-V-A doctor recommended a group like the Mid Atlantic Renal Coalition independently oversee the program at the Southside Virginia prison.
The renal coalition monitors dialysis units that get Medicare funds in Virginia and several nearby states.
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55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look now at the forecast - it's going to be a cloudy, but warm day.
Highs will be in the low 60s.
Tonight is going to remain cloudy with a 50 percent of showers.
Lows will be 55 to 60.

8Martin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Testimony continues today for a man accused of murdering a Danville bartender five years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday;


Prosecutors say Thomas Alvis Martin set fire to a white Corvette in September of 19-90.
41- year- old Paul Nathaniel Deshazo owned the car.
Six days later-- his body was found near the site.
Martin was not charged with killing Deshazo until last fall.
According to testimony, the victim's girlfriend used to date Martin.
Prosecutors hinted the accused may have been upset over the couple's interracial relationship.
Martin, however, says he's innocent.
Defense attorneys in opening statements said Deshazo was a drug dealer who was possibly killed by someone interested in drugs and money.
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8Grand-Heironimus


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=business news


Grand Piano is apprently moving into another major retailer's territory in Christiansburg.
The Furniture Company is moving into space Heironimus built for itself two years ago.
As Tracy Altizer reports, the move comes at the expense of two other downtown districts.
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SOT
IN Q=Grand Piano was the last
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=03-Radford; :09 (QUICK)
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :13
SUPER=01-Arnold Saari/Blacksburg Downtown Merchants; :31
SUPER=@Tracy2; 1:11
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( Grand Piano was the last major retailer doing business in Blacksburg.
It's been a vital downtown anchor.
But Grand is closing its Blacksburg and Radford stores, consolidating its New River Valley business into the Heironimus building in Christiansburg.
In Radford, Grand's lease is up.
But in Blacksburg, the company says a difficult building layout and an even tougher parking problem led to the decision to close there.
Blacksburg merchants fear until the town has a parking garage, that's a problem that won't go away. ((ARNOLD SAARI/BLACKSBURG DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOC.: THE TOWN DOES MAKE SOME GOOD ATTEMPTS TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AND MAKE LOTS SPREAD AROUND, BUT THAT'S ALL STOP-GAP. WE NEED A PARKING RAMP. ))
Saari says the parking situation will make it hard to attract another large retailer to fill the 25 thousand- square foot space Grand currently leases.
He'd like to see the building divided to accommodate a number of merchants. ((WELL IT WOULD GIVE VARIETY AND IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR A BUSINESS PERSON TO AFFORD CERTAIN SQUARE FOOTAGE RATHER THAN A WHOLE BUILDING LIKE THAT. SO I THINK TO HAVE SEVERAL STORES IN THERE, A MIN-MALL OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. ))
In Radford, Main Street director Bud Jeffries would rather see another large retailer move in.
Grand expects to open in Christiansburg this summer. No one from Heironimus was available to comment on that store's closing. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

8Obesity


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=health care


Medical experts credit hectic lifestyles and the constant availability of high fat food as reasons for a high percentage of obesity in the U-S.
About 35-percent of the population is overweight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :


At Duke University's Health and Fitness Center the goal is to look at four components of health.
The medical, behavioral, nutritional and fitness components.
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SOT 15:36:20
IN Q=The emphasis is

((MICHELE HUDGINS/DUKE DIET & FITNESS CENTER: THE EMPHASIS IS ON LIFESTYLE CHANGE AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE IF SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH THEIR WEIGHT. IT'S A TOUGH PROBLEM BECAUSE YOU'RE TRYING TO CHANGE SO MANY ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE. SO WE LOOK AT IT FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Michele Hudgins/Duke Diet & Fitness Center; :
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OUT Q=different dimensions.
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VO-NAT


On a tour of the facility last week, our Health Reporter-- Connie Stevens ran into one of the facility's more famous clients.
Remember KC, of "KC & the Sunshine Band"?
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SOT 16:35:32
IN Q=I'd gained like

((HARRY WAYNE CASEY/CLIENT: I'D GAINED LIKE 80 POUNDS SINCE THE TIME IN THE 70'S UP TO THE 1990'S. I LOST 15 POUNDS IN TWO AND A HALF MONTHS I BELIEVE. AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO COME BACK. AND I PLAN TO COME BACK EVERY YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Wayne Casey/Client; :
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OUT Q=every year.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Clients do pay for their results.
One week, two week and four week stays are offered.
The initial week costs about 25-hundred dollars.

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look now at the forecast - it's going to be a cloudy, but warm day.
Highs will be in the low 60s.
Tonight is going to remain cloudy with a 50 percent of showers. Lows will be 55 to 60.