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7Tobacco-Lawsuit

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Virginia is now the ONLY state in the nation to limit its OWN power to sue tobacco companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Governor George Allen signed a bill that protects the corporate world-- including tobacco companies-- from lawsuits over the Medicaid costs of product related illnesses.
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SOT 06:21:25
IN Q=This bill would

((ANNE DONLEY/VA. GASP: THIS BILL WOULD KEEP THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA -- THE CURRENT ONE AND ANY FUTURE ONES -- FROM BEING ABLE TO DO WHAT ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE DOING RIGHT NOW IN SEVEN OTHER STATES. AND THAT IS TO GO AND SAY TO THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY YOU SHOULD BE PAYING THE BILL ON THIS. NOT THE TAXPAYERS.))
sot 07:16:24

((ANTHONY TROY: CERTAIN SMOKERS DO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING INTO. THERE IS A WARNING LABEL ON THE PACKAGE. INDIVIDUALS DO SMOKE. INDIVIDUALS DO EAT EXCESSIVE RED MEAT.))
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Va. GASP; :00
SUPER=01-Anthony Troy/Tobacco Institute Attorney; :17
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VO-NAT


The Tobacco Institute says the bill merely upholds traditional law-- and sends a positive message to the business community.
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7Health-Sciences


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Governor Allen has cut money for the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke from the next state budget.
The school was counting on some 950 thousand dollars from the state over the next TWO years, to help make up the loss of funding from Community Hospital.
The money was designated as an economic development
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;

appropriation for Roanoke.
But the Allen administration does NOT see it that way.
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IN Q=The priority

((KEN STROUPE/ALLEN SPOKESMAN: THE PRIORITY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS SHOULD BE THOSE RELATED TO THE GOVERNOR'S ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FUND, AND THOSE PROJECTS WHICH WERE CONTINUED AND ADOPTED IN THE COMPROMISE BUDGET, NOT THIS SORT OF PORK BARREL SPENDING.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Allen Spokesman
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OUT Q=pork barrel spending.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


The President of the College of Health Sciences, Dr. Harry Nickens, was UNavailable for comment.

7FOP-Endorsements


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Central Virginia police officers have announced their choices for Lynchburg city council next month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Republicans Jim Whitaker, Robert Vogel and Robert Garber, along with independent candidate Carl Hutcherson all received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police.
The candidates say the F-O-P backing should help their campaigns.
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SOT 4:01:36
IN Q=I said last

((DR. ROBERT VOGEL/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I SAID LAST NIGHT THAT IT WAS AN ENDORSEMENT THAT I REALLY COVETED, AND I THINK THAT REALLY HIT THE HEARTS OF SOME OF THE GUYS THAT WERE THERE. AND THE REASON I COVET IT SO MUCH I MEAN IT'S A BOOST FOR MY CAMPAIGN, AS YOU SAID, AND I THINK THAT'S A REAL POSITIVE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Vogel/Lynchburg Council Candidate; :00
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OUT Q=a real positive.
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VO-NAT


Seven of the nine council candidates spoke at the F-O-P forum last night.
The local lodge is made up of members from Amherst, Bedford and Campbell Counties and the city of Lynchburg.
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7Flight-School


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=none


7-year-old Jessica Dubroff was killed yesterday while trying to set a record of being the youngest person to fly across the country.
And while government officials are reviewing aviation rules that permit a child to fly a plane, teenage pilots in Roanoke say THEY'RE ready to take flight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Every year, about fifteen high school students learn to fly at the Fleming Ruffner Magnet Center... a division of the Roanoke City Schools.
The program started eight years ago, with instructors teaching the intricacies of flying.
The teens must first complete a classroom course, and then master a flight simulator.
Once they're in the air, instructors are with them every step of the way.
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SOT 4:52:34
IN Q=We have

((TOM PEARMAN/FLEMING RUFFNER MAGNET CENTER: WE HAVE, OF COURSE, A COMPLETE SET OF CONTROLS JUST AS THE STUDENT DOES. WE HAVE BREAKS ON OUR SIDE, RUDDER CONTROL, EVERYTHING. )) ((SETH BRILLHART/STUDENT: THE INSTRUCTOR IS WITH US. AND IF WE DO ANYTHING WRONG, THE INSTRUCTOR TELLS US WHAT TO DO TO CORRECT IT. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Pearman/Fleming Ruffner Magnet Center;
SUPER=01-Seth Brillhart/Student; :08
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OUT Q=to correct it
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VO-NAT


A person must be 16 to receive a pilot's license.
But according to the Federal government, there are no age requirements on flight lessons.
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7Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
It's definately going to feel like spring today.
We'll have sunny skies and breezy conditions today - highs will be in the lower 80s.
Clouds will move in tonight, with lows in the upper 50s.
A chance of afternoon showers tomorrow, with highs in the mid 70s.


55Strip-Club


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=NONE


Juicie's has been closed down and REopened.
Now, the owner of the strip club in Montgomery County has overcome ANOTHER hurdle to STAY open.
Jay Moore reports.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January; :00
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 12; :08
SUPER=01-Keith Guthrie/Juicie's Owner; :21
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :44
SUPER=@Jay2; 1:11
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(( Dancers in Juicie's are not only back to wearing pasties and G-Strings BUT back to nude performances as well.
This after the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance in February that requires all women to wear at least the equivalent of a bikini while in public.
But the owner of the exotic dance club responded by going private.
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IN Q=We respected

((KEITH GUTHRIE/JUICIE'S OWNER: WE RESPECTED MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S ORDINANCE AS FAR AS THE PUBLIC ASPECT GOES. WE DECIDED TO GO PRIVATE ROUTE WHICH GIVES THE INDIVIDUAL, A PERSON TO MAKE THEIR WON DECISION TO BECOME A MEMBER.))
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OUT Q=become a member.


The county sheriff says his office hasn't had any problems with the club since the ordinance went into affect.
But he's quick to point out the department will be keeping a close eye on the club.
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IN Q=The Montgomery County

((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF: THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS MONITORING JUICIE'S TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY COMPLY WITH OUR COURT ORDINANCE AS PASSED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.))
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SOT 8:58:36
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((GUTHRIE: WE'RE COOPERATING EVERY WAY WE CAN. WE'VE LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME THROUGH AND OBSERVE WHAT WE'RE DOING. WE RUN A CLEAN RESPECTABLE BUSINESS.))
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OUT Q=respectable business.))


A county official says as long as the club stays private it won't be breaking the ordinance,
That's good news for Guthrie who says he's had about 600 people join since going private just six weeks ago.
In Montgomery County, Jay Moore, News7.))

55Adult-Daycare


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bedford's adult daycare center ALMOST shut down 18 months ago, but NOW it's making a comeback.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Too few patients and donations had threated to close the center in late 19-94.
But since then, enrollment is up and the community is more involved than ever.
Now, a large grant from the Maupin- Sizemore Foundation will help build a new four thousand square foot daycare center next to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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SOT 1:18:57
IN Q=It will certainly

((HOWARD AINSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: IT WILL CERTAINLY BENEFIT BEDFORD, BEDFORD CITY AND BEDFORD COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, IT'S A GREAT NEED IN THIS AREA BECAUSE OF THE ELDERLY POPULATION.))
SUPER=01-Howard Ainsley/Hospital Director; :00
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OUT Q=the elderly population.
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VO-NAT


Ainsley says adult daycare centers mean families don't always have to place loved ones in nursing homes.
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SOT 1:26:28
IN Q=It's the

((LINDA LEE/HOME HEALTHCARE DIRECTOR: IT'S THE SOCIALIZATION END SO THE PERSON CAN REMAIN AT HOME, INSTEAD OF BEING PLACED IN A NURSING FACILITY.))
SUPER=01-Linda Lee/Home Healthcare Director; :00
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OUT Q=a nursing facility.
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VO-NAT


The Bedford center averages anywhere from nine to fourteen patients a day.
Construction on their new facility gets underway later this spring, and should be completed by the end of the year.
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55Radford-Nursing


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Radford University


Now that state money is secure for Radford University's NEW nursing school building, officials can turn their efforts toward PRIVATE fundraising.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Radford's plans for a NEW seven million dollar facility were threatened when the State Council on Higher Education DROPPED them from its funding recommendations.
But Governor Allen approved the project Wednesday after intense lobbying by the university, area legislators and health officials.
Radford president Douglas Covington says THAT support will aid the university's outside fundraising.
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IN Q=So the investment

((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: SO THE INVESTMENT BY THE STATE HAS A MULTIPLIER EFFECT. WE HOPE THAT WE CAN NOW PROCEED VIGOROUSLY TO SECURE MORE MONEY TO BUILD OUR SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND. ))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President;
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OUT Q=scholarship endowment fund.
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VO-NAT


Radford hopes to open the new building in the summer of 19-99.
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55Weather


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


Looking at the forecast -
It's going to be a sunny, breezy day with temperatures in the low 80s.
Clouds will move in tonight, with lows in the upper 50s.

8Edgewood-Ax


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two people were injured last night when their car ran into a tree.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


It happened just before ten at the corner of Edgewood and Maiden Lane.
The driver apparently lost control of his car and struck a telephone pole.
Rescue workers had to dodge powerlines to cut the injured from their vehicle with the jaws of life.
The two men were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where there is no word yet on their conditions.
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8Allen-Budget


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Republican Governor George Allen and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly are headed for ANOTHER standoff over the budget.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;

A spokesman for the Governor says lawmakers should have given Allen a full copy of the budget that runs through June 30th, instead of just the amendments.
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SOT 06:37:33
IN Q=What they

((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: WHAT THEY IN EFFECT HAVE DONE IS TO CURTAIL AND THWART THE GOVERNOR'S LINE ITEM VETO AUTHORITY.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman;
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OUT Q=veto authority.
TALENT=Jean
SS=George Allen


Stroupe says Allen will take the legislature to court if necessary.
Democrats say the Assembly has only done it Allen's way in recent years and changing back to the old system will NOT hurt anything.


8John-Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Warner, JOHN


Senator John Warner is ready to ADD his name to the ballot for this year's race for Senator.
His campaign has filed more than 26-thousand signatures with the State Board of Elections to get his name on the ballot for the Republican primary in June.
The ballot will list rival Jim Miller's name FIRST since he filed the signatures of his supporters first. The Miller petitions were submitted Wednesday while Warner filed yesterday.

8Emory-Henry


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE


Students at Emory and Henry College who support changing the school's mascot from a wasp to avoid confusion with the acronym for "white Anglo-Saxon Protestant" say the issue has sparked a RACIAL backlash.
Members of the college African-American Society say their handbills campaigning for a change have been vandalized... AND that they've received THREATENING telephone calls.
College officials say that relatively FEW problems have marred an otherwise CIVIL debate about the mascot.

8Romanian-Artist


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


As a talented artist, (cor-NELL-yoo bru-DOSH-koo) Corneliu Brudascu made a name for himself in his native country.
Now the Romanian painter is finding favor on this side of the Atlantic.
Joe Dashiell spoke with the artist as he prepared for today's opening at a Roanoke gallery.
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IN Q=In the skilled hands
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=02-Vasile Gocan/Brudascu's Manager; :16
SUPER=@Joe2; :20
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OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((In the skilled hands of Corneliu Brudascu, the brush brings a bouquet of color to the canvas.
For several weeks, the Romanian artist has been at his easel here, preparing for a show that begins Friday night at Roanoke's Gallery Three.
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IN Q=He always stops

((VOICE OF VASILE GOCAN/BRUDASCU'S MANAGER: HE ALWAYS STOPS AND LOOKS AT FLOWERS IN SHOPS, IN GARDENS. IF HE SEES, HE MEMORIZES. HE JUST PICTURES THEM AND THEY GO IN THERE FOR A WHILE UNTIL THEY COME OUT NOW ON CANVAS.))
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OUT Q=now on campus.


A painter for more than 40 years, Brudascu is well-known in his own country.
He reached a wide audience only after the fall of the communist regime there and he says it was a liberating experience.
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IN Q=He feels the freedom behind him

((VOICE OF VASILE GOCAN: HE FEELS THE FREEDOM BEHIND HIM. HE DOESN'T FEEL THAT SOMEONE IS LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER MAKING SURE THAT HIS PAINTING DOESN'T HAVE A POLITICAL MESSAGE. HE FEELS THAT FREEDOM OVERWHELMING AND UNTIES HIS HANDS OF DOING WHAT HE FEELS LIKE, HIS RIGHT TO DO.))
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OUT Q=his right to do.


For some Romanian artists Brudascu says freedom came too late.
But he is thankful to be hre, cathcing up on the artistic movements he missed and bringing his work to an appreciative audience in another part of the world.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
It's definately going to feel like spring today.
We'll have sunny skies and breezy conditions today - highs will be in the lower 80s. Clouds will move in tonight, with lows in the upper 50s.