08:25-01

7Local-Israel

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=NONE


Challenger Benjamin Netanyahu
(net-an-YAH'-hoo) is apparently expanding his lead over Prime

Minister Shimon Peres.
That comes with the count of absentee ballots in Israel's election. Election officials expect to finish the count and announce unofficial results shortly.
A Middle East expert at Virginia Tech says a Netanyahu victory could be a political setback for President Clinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


William Ochsenwald (OX-en-wahld) says the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement was Mr. Clinton's greatest foreign policy accomplishment.
But he believes Netanyahu's election will stall the process, and tarnish it's significance where President Clinton is concerned.
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SOT 21:03:
IN Q=

((WILLIAM OCHSENWALD/VA TECH HISTORY PROFESSOR: HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO DOWNPLAY THE WHOLE QUESTION OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR THE UPCOMING U.S. ELECTION. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE SEEN AS BEING AS MUCH OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AS IT WOULD'BE BEEN IF LABOR HAD WON. ))
SUPER=01-William Ochsenwald/Va. Tech History Professor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=if Labor had won.
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VO-NAT


Ochsenwald says the President's best course of action will be to encourage the new Israeli government to continue the peace process.
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7Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


A Roanoke judge says Festival in the Park officials can not prevent political campaigning on festival grounds.
Last weekend, would-be candidate for Congress Jay Rutledge tried to hand out pamphlets at the Festival--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

but he says he was told to leave the park last weekend, and was threatened with arrest by an off-duty, uniformed city police officer.
The Festival's attorney claims Rutledge and his political petition threaten to ruin the event.
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SOT 05:18:55
IN Q=Well, the petition

((WELL, THE PETITION IS TO QUALIFY ME TO BE ON THE BALLOT IN THE FALL ELECTION FOR THE RACE FOR A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. AND I'LL BE REPRESENTATIVE THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY.))
SUPER=01-Jay Rutledge/Libertarian Candidate for Congress;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the libertarian party.
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VO-NAT


The Judge said the Festival can't take over a city park for two weeks and prohibit a person from exercising his first amendment rights.
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SOT 5:26:35
IN Q=The city doesn't

((THE CITY DOESN'T RUN THIS EVENT. FESTIVAL IN THE PARK RUNS IT. AND THE CONSTITUTION APPLIES TO THE GOVERNMENT. WE'RE NOT THE GOVERNMENT. SO WE DON'T BELIEVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT PLAYS INTO THIS AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Mark Loftis/"Festival in the Park" Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=this at all
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The judge issued an injunction yesterday, ordering Festival officials to let Rutledge pass his petition around the park.

7Teen-Pregnancy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=teen pregnancy


Roanoke city officials held a strategy planning session last night on teen pregnancy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The City Manager's Task Force on Teen Pregnancy Prevention listed 26 recommendations.
They include giving teens better access to birth control, setting up neighborhood centers that provide family planning and job training, and offering better day care for teen mothers.
City officials hope to fund the program through private, state and federal grants.
Public feedback sessions are planned next month.
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7Prayer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union has issued a warning concerning prayer at upcoming high school graduations around the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The state A-C-L-U says it will sue any high school that knowingly approves student- initiated prayer at a graduation ceremony.
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SOT 04:00:01
IN Q=They say

((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THEY SAY JOHNNY, OR MARY, YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES ON THE PROGRAM TO SAY ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO CENSOR WHAT YOU SAY IN ANY WAY AT ALL -- THEN IF THAT PERSON CHOOSES TO SAY A PRAYER, THEN THEY'RE FREE TO DO IT. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS YOUR SPEECH IS PART OF OUR CEREMONY AND WE CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATE THIS ENTIRE CEREMONY. WE WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ENDORSE YOUR MESSAGE. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS THAT THEN THE STUDENT CAN'T INCORPORATE A PRAYER.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU;
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=incorporate a prayer.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


Willis says the state Board of Education's recently released guidelines for religious activity in schools are misleading.
He says the guidelines imply it's okay to PLAN student prayer.
But a federal court in Alexandria clearly said that was UNconstitutional in a 1994 case in Loudoun County.

7Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
The weekend is getting off to a nice start.
The sun will continue to shine throughout the day - temperatures will be in the high 70s.

55McSweeney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=republicans


A divided Virginia Republican party meets in Salem this weekend.
SS=mcsweeney


That's when the man who encouraged the divide from the top, hands over the reins to a new leader.
Ellen Qualls looks back at the era of Pat McSweeney.
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SOT
IN Q=Reporters know
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sue Wrenn/Va. Democratic Party; :04
SUPER=@Allen; :19
SUPER=01-Pat McSweeney/Va. GOP Chairman; :46
SUPER=01-Rayford Harris/Longtime Republican; 1:20
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:44
RUNS=1:54
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Reporters know that if you want the dirt on someone, you ask his enemies.
sot 05:15:32

((SUE WRENN/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: PAT MCSWEENEY IS A VERY BRIGHT PERSON. WE HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP. HE FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT THE THINGS HE BELIEVES IN.))
runs=:09


Okay, how does the titular head of his own party feel about McSweeney's impending departure?
sot 03:24:13

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ISN'T IT NICE...PARTY OF VIRGINIA.))
runs=:06


Chesapeake Delegate Randy Forbes is George Allen's hand-picked successor to the man he blames for NOT supporting him enough, despite Allen's 1993 landslide.
McSweeney acknowledges the party chairman job is NOT about making friends.
sot 06:20

((PAT MCSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: SOMEBODY'S GOT TO STAND UP FOR PARTIES. NOT JUST AS A VEHICLE TO ELECT SOMEONE. BUT PARTIES THAT REALLY STAND FOR SOMETHING.))
runs=:07


Toward that end, McSweeney's taken an active stand against John Warner for disloyalty.
And against the party being a mouthpiece for any one political office.
sot 05:16

((PAT MCSWEENEY: I THINK THE PUBLIC RESPONDS ... PARTICULAR AGENDA.))
runs=:06


But McSweeney's sent mixed messages about what that agenda is to African Americans-- appearing in Danville at a Southern Heritage rally.
sot 15:36

((RAYFORD HARRIS: A GREAT DEAL...SLAP IN THE FACE.))
runs=:08


Telling reporters that pursuing the black vote in the final days of the Ollie North campaign would NOT be "cost-effective."
sot 03;27:29

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OH GOSH... TO MAKE.))
runs=:06


But what McSweeney lacks in diplomacy, he makes up for in passion.
But as the Democrats say, the passions dividing Virginia Republicans will outlive Pat McSweeney's tenure.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

55Goals-2000


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Governor George Allen


Virginia has become the only state to reject federal Goals 2-thousand money.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Meantime, Governor Allen has received news that New Hampshire is the 49th state to let schools apply for the federal education dollars.
He then blasted Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer for criticizing his latest proposal.
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SOT 03:17:17
IN Q=Then for

((THEN FOR I THINK PURELY PETTY POLITICAL REASONS THEY OPPOSE OUR PRINCIPLED STAND AND I THINK HARM OUR ABILITY TO GET A WAIVER.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a waiver.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


Beyer says he'll stand with Allen in federal negotiations when he thinks the Governor is right.
The U.S. Department of Education says Virginia could still get the money if it agrees to some conditions- such as allowing teachers to use the money for professional training, and reporting back on how the funds are spent.

55Atkinson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=allen, george


Meantime -- Governor Allen loses another member of his adminisration.
His chief legal advisor, Frank Atkinson, says he is leaving to pursue law in the private sector.
He also says wants to spend more time with his wife and two sons.
That's three losses this month for Allen.

55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
The weekend is getting off to a nice start.
The sun will continue to shine throughout the day - temperatures will be in the high 70s.
Tonight, expect clear and cool conditions, with lows around 45 to 50 degrees.
More sunny skies and warm temperatures tomorrow - highs will be in the lower to mid 80s.

8Train-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=train ax


Two teen-age boys lost their lives last night in a train accident.
Police said one of the boys was 15 years old, and the other was 16.
The conductor told authorities the engineer blew the horn and put the brakes on.
A rescue worker said it appeared the teen-agers were trying to carry an air-conditioning unit across the tracks when they were struck by the eastbound cargo train.


8Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


A would-be candidate for Congress has been given the green light to pass out literature at Roanoke's Festival in Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Jay Rutledge was told to leave the park last weekend, and threatened with arrest by an off-duty, uniformed city police officer.
The Festival's attorney claims Rutledge and his political petition threaten to ruin the event.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 05:18:55
IN Q=Well, the petition

((WELL, THE PETITION IS TO QUALIFY ME TO BE ON THE BALLOT IN THE FALL ELECTION FOR THE RACE FOR A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. AND I'LL BE REPRESENTATIVE THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY.))
SUPER=01-Jay Rutledge/Libertarian Candidate for Congress
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the libertarian party.
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VO-NAT


The Judge said Festival can't take over a city park for two weeks and prohibit a person from exercising his first amendment rights.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:26:35
IN Q=The city doesn't

((THE CITY DOESN'T RUN THIS EVENT. FESTIVAL IN THE PARK RUNS IT. AND THE CONSTITUTION APPLIES TO THE GOVERNMENT. WE'RE NOT THE GOVERNMENT. SO WE DON'T BELIEVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT PLAYS INTO THIS AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Mark Loftis/"Festival in the Park" Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=this at all
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The judge issued an injunction yesterday, ordering Festival officials to let Rutledge pass his petition around the park.

8ACLU-Prayer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


As high school graduations get underway throughout the state over the next couple of weeks, Virginia schools may find themselves re-defining their relationship with school prayer.
And the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has a timely warning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The state A-C-L-U says it will sue any high school that knowingly approves student- initiated prayer at a graduation ceremony.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04:00:01
IN Q=They say

((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THEY SAY JOHNNY, OR MARY, YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES ON THE PROGRAM TO SAY ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO CENSOR WHAT YOU SAY IN ANY WAY AT ALL -- THEN IF THAT PERSON CHOOSES TO SAY A PRAYER, THEN THEY'RE FREE TO DO IT. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS YOUR SPEECH IS PART OF OUR CEREMONY AND WE CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATE THIS ENTIRE CEREMONY. WE WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ENDORSE YOUR MESSAGE. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS THAT THEN THE STUDENT CAN'T INCORPORATE A PRAYER.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU;
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=incorporate a prayer.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


Willis says the state Board of Education's recently released guidelines for religious activity in schools are misleading.
He says the guidelines imply it's okay to PLAN student prayer.
But a federal court in Alexandria clearly said that was UNconstitutional in a 1994 case in Loudoun County.

8Internet


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Computers


Meantime, students still in school will get a free ride on the internet.
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VO-NAT


R-and-B Communications is providing free internet access to schools in Roanoke and Botetourt counties and Roanoke city.
Students will get their own address on the Internet and will be able to create their own homepages.
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SOT 12.53.29 - 12.53.42
IN Q=We feel that

((SAM HAMPTON/R&B COMMUNICATIONS; WE FEEL THAT THE INTERNET CAN BE A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS AND KIDS ACROSS THE ROANOKE VALLEY TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION.))
SUPER=01-Sam Hampton/R&B Communications;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=further their education;
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VO-NAT


The school computers will be equipped with Internet blockers to prevent students from accessing obscene material.
Students in Salem are already taking advantage of the free hook-up.
Access for Roanoke county and Roanoke city schools will begin in the fall.
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8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
The weekend is getting off to a nice start.
The sun will continue to shine throughout the day - temperatures will be in the high 70s.
Tonight, expect clear and cool conditions, with lows around 45 to 50 degrees. to mid 80s. More sunny skies and warm temperatures tomorrow - highs will be in the lower