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GOP

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-29
GRAPHIC=Jim Miller


It's now or never for Jim Miller.
His cash-strapped campaign pulled out its biggest GUN today.
The gamble is-- that gun may misfire.
SS=GOP State Convention


Ellen Qualls has highlights of day TWO of the Virginia Republican convention in Salem.
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SOT
IN Q=Pat Robertson
SUPER=03-Salem; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Pat Robertson/Televangelist; :05
SUPER=07-Oliver North; :34
SUPER=@miller; 1:03 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst; 1:06
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:30
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Salem.

(( Pat Robertson prayed for the divine guidance of the Virginia Republican party.
nat sot tape one 10:08:10

((PAT ROBERTSON: AND WE PRAY YOUR BLESSING IN OUR DELIBERATIONS. WE PRAY YOUR BLESSING ON THIS ASSEMBLY.))
runs=:06


But the blessing Jim Miller may have coveted just as much finally came.
nat sot 11:16:54 tape two

((A REAL AMERICAN HERO. COLONEL OLLIE NORTH!))
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With the showdown at the polls between Miller and incumbent Senator John Warner just ten days away, the state party's most charismatic and controversial figure finally weighed in.
sot 11:32:26 TAPE TWO

((OLIVER NORTH: GO TO THE POLLS ON JUNE 11TH AND VOTE FOR JIM MILLER FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE. applause))
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And then a symbolic stage presentation that once again was less about Jim Miller's attributes than John Warner's betrayal Ollie North and Mike Farris.
nat sot 11:36:17

((MISSION IMPOSSIBLE THEME.))
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The message?
John Warner's re-election is Mission Impossible, with a little cooperation between former foes.
sot TAPE THREE 11:36:17

((JIM MILLER: THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST EXCITING HOUR OF MY LIFE.))
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sot tape one 10:43:13

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IT'S A TREMENDOUS GAMBLE. BECAUSE WHILE IT MAY PRODUCE MORE CONSERVATIVE VOTES FOR JIM MILLER, IT MAY ALSO ENCOURAGE MANY DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS TO GO INTO THAT REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ON JUNE 11TH TO SEND YET ANOTHER MESSAGE TO OLIVER NORTH.))
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And then the final slap at Warner.
A straw poll that favored Miller by a hefty margin -- a signal to the party faithful who couldn't make this convention.
sot TAPE FOUR 12:43:38 standup

((WHATEVER MESSAGE IS SENT BY THESE DELEGATES MAY NOT BE AS LOUD AS THEY HOPED. THIS IS NOT A FULL HOUSE. AND IT IS NOT THE ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD THAT HAS NOMINATED REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IN VIRGINIA IN RECENT HISTORY. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, SALEM.))
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)) wipe/wipe/wipe

Warner


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-36
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


While Virginia Republicans were wooping it up in Salem, Republican Senator John Warner was getting back to his farming roots.
He was introduced to Pat the Pig at Virginia Tech this morning.
Pat has been injected with human genes as a part of an experiment in Tech's Bio-technology research.
Warner sits on the Committee on Agriculture which he says benefits state farmers as well as Virginia Tech.
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SOT 10:27:56
IN Q=i can provide

((JOHN WARNER/R-U.S. SENATOR: I CAN PROVIDE A CLOSER TIE BETWEEN VIRGINIA TECH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. THAT'S THE JOB OF A SENATOR. AND TODAY IS WHAT I CALL A DAY FOR JOBS. JOBS IN AGRICULTURE.))
SUPER=@JohnWarner;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=JOBS IN AGRICULTURE
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VO-NAT


Researchers educated Warner on some of the many projects taking place at the school's labs.
Warner says these projects and Virginia farmers could be in jeopardy if Jim Miller wins the G-O-P nomination.
He says challenger Jim Miller has called agriculture funding inefficient and immoral.
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Festival


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sta
TAPE# 96-40
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


Would-be politician Jay Rutledge along with other locals was out enjoying activities at Festival in the Park today...but he wasn't handing out any petitions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Earlier today a judge ruled that Rutledge could not distribute his handouts or pass out a petition on Festival grounds.
He was trying to collect two thousand signatures in order to run for Congress in the fall.
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SOT 05.16.22 - 05.16.40
IN Q=How do you

((JAY RUTLEDGE/LIBERTARIAN POLITICIAN; HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WAY THINGS WENT TODAY? WELL, I THINK IT'S DISSAPPOINTING. FRIDAY, ANY PERSON HAD THE RIGHT TO FREELY HAND OUT LEAFLETS IN ELMWOOD PARK FOR 365 DAYS A YEAR, TODAY THEY DON'T.))
SUPER=01-Jay Rutledge/Libertarian Politician;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=today they don't
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Festival in the Park


The ruling overturns an earlier one that said that city officials violated the constitution by forcing Rutledge to leave the event.
Today's ruling is in effect until the Festival ends.
City officials say once the event is over, they'll take legal action to make sure this type of thing doesn't happen again.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--
The Roanoke County Police Department is offering a new computer program which offers businesses some ideas on how to reduce crime.
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VO-NAT

and more than a hundred people from southwest Virginia took a stand for children today in Washington.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Stand-Children


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-42
GRAPHIC=None


Every day in America there are 85-hundred reports of child abuse, nearly 3-thousand teens drop out of school and more than 26-hundred babies are born into poverty.
These are some of the issues for participants in the first "Stand for Children Day".
They hope to bring it to the attention of lawmakers.
Denise Allen caught up with some Southwest Virginians making the march.
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SOT
IN Q=The sun had
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Jimmiel Johnston/Stand For Children; :18
SUPER=01-Marion Ware/Stand For Children; :38
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :53
SUPER=01-Alan Vierling/Summer Safety Party; :1:10
SUPER=03-Washington DC; 1:26
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:36
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=News 7


((The sun had just started to rise when 150 Southwest Virginians boarded buses to Washington.
Jimmiel Johnston is taking 24 girl scouts to the Stand For Children rally.
There they'll meet up with more than four thousand scouts taking a stand for children's rights. ((JIMMIEL JOHNSTON/GIRL SCOUT LEADER: IN GIRL SCOUTS OUR ROLE IS TO MAKE THESE GIRLS RESPONSIBLE AND YOUNG LEADERS AND WE'RE SHOWING THEM THEY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND TAKE A STAND EVEN AT THEIR YOUNG AGE.))
Social workers, concerned citizens and people who have benefited from social programs make up this delegation.
They say they're hoping politicians wake up and take notice--especially since this is an election year. ((MARION WARE/STAND FOR CHILDREN: IF THERE'S CUTS IN CHILD CARE THEN THERE'S GOING TO BE NO SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN. CHILDREN HAVE NO RIGHTS. THEY CAN'T VOTE. SO WE HAVE TO BE THE ONE'S TO SPEAK UP FOR THE CHILDREN.))
In Blacksburg, children's advocates celebrated Stand For Children day in a different way.
While the marchers in D-C tried to draw attention to many issues surrounding child welfare, organizers of the first Summer Safety Party tried to teach parents and children how to have a safe summer. ((ALAN VIERLING/SUMMER SAFETY PARTY: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS SAY PAY ATTENTION TO THEM. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR KIDS. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN. BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE DOING AT ALL TIMES.))
Nearly a quarter of a million people from all over the country joined these southwest Virginia travelers in Washington.
Organizers say politically it was a non-partisan day.
A day, they say, to start work on creating a better tomorrow for children.
Organizers say the gathering at the Lincoln Memorial was a chance for Americans to gather as a community.
And they say, after all it takes a whole community to raise a child.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Book-Signing


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-44
GRAPHIC=None


A Virginia Tech English instructor hopes his book will prompt readers to take steps to end child abuse.
Carl Bean's novel, "A Soul To Take"-- hit stores today.
The thriller is about a police investigator that tracks down a child molester and murderer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


We caught up with Bean at a book signing in Blacksburg.
He says NOW that Americans realize that child abuse is happening, it's time to take a stand.
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SOT 11:26:09
IN Q=instead of

((CARL BEAN/AUTHOR, "A SOUL TO TAKE": INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT THE HEADLINES AND TURNING AWAY, TO LOOK AT THE HEADLINES AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. THAT WE ALL HAVE A ROLE. SO THIS IS A WAY TO EXPERIENCE WHAT HAPPENS AND OPENING YOUR EYES TO IT.))
SUPER=01-Carl Bean/Author, "A Soul To Take";
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=your eyes to it
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VO-NAT


Some of the profits from book sales will benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of the New River Valley.
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CD-ROM


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Some Tech students have teamed up with the Roanoke County Police Department to help businesses fight crime.
Jay Moore has that story.
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SOT
IN Q=With a touch of
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :02
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police; :12
SUPER=@Jay1; :42
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.

((With a touch of the finger, business owners can find out what to watch out for when designing a building.
It's called "Crime Prevention through Environmental Design."
Architecture students from Tech used grant money to develop the software.
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SOT 4:20:40
IN Q=What they've done

((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS COME UP WITH AN INTERACTIVE CD ROM. PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT EXPERIENCED IN THESE CONCEPTS AT ALL CAN SET DOWN AT THEIR COMPUTER AND USE IT TO LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THE BASIC CONCEPTS AND THE WAYS THEY CAN REDUCE CRIME IN A GIVEN ENVIRONMENT.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=given environment.


The county police department is making the c-d available to businesses.
Kincaid hopes it will make owners more safety conscientious.
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SOT 4:21:14
IN Q=They can set

((KINCAID: THEY CAN SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT THIS AND COME UP WITH SOME GREAT EXAMPLES OF WAYS THEY CAN REDUCE THE CHANCES OF CRIME OCCURING ON THEIR PROPERTY AND NOT COST THEM ANY MORE MONEY.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=any more money.
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SOT 7:21:47
IN Q=This is a good

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING BUSINESSES SHOULDN'T DO. THESE DUMPSTERS ARE ALLOWING WOULD BE ROBBERS TO HIDE BEHIND THEM, HOWEVER THE PHONES ARE IN A GOOD LOCATION ALLOWING THE CLERK INSIDE TO HAVE A GOOD VIEW OF THE PERSON USING THEM. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=using them.
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SOT 4:25:00
IN Q=Criminals like

((KINCAID: CRIMINALS LIKE DARKER PLACES WHERE THEY CAN'T BE OBSERVED. THEY LIKE PLACES WHERE PEOPLE DON'T FEEL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AREA. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=for the area.


Kincaid says the c-d will be available to the county's engineer and to site review planners.
It'll also be up for grabs when new businesses look to locate to the area.
In Roanoke County, Jay Moore, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, the field is set for tomorrows running of the Miller 500 at Dover Downs.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Mike Stevens has a recap of the Festival 5 and 10k runs this morning in downtown Roanoke.
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S-Run


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=festival run


The 1996 Festival run was punctuated by ideal weather conditions and the support of two news sponsors, as American Electric Power and First American bank led the runners to the starting line this morning.
Mike Stevens has more on today's 5 & 10K events.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Roanoke/8am; :00
SUPER=01-George Probst/Men's 10K Winner; :31
SUPER=01-Beth Howell/Women's 10K Winner; :58
SUPER=01-Justin Mosby/Men's 5K Winner; 1:35
SUPER=01-Nancy Ferris/Women's 5K Winner; 1:55
SUPER=@mike1; 2:07
SUPER=01-Dan Carson/AEP President in Va. & Tennessee; 2:20
RUNS=2:40
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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(( The sun was shining but the humidity was low at eight this morning as the sea of runners made its way from the starting line and headed up Jefferson Street.
Folks of all ages and abilities traditionally take part in this Festival Fun, but it never takes the big boys long to move to the front.
In this case the rabbit was eventual 10K winner George Probst an industrial engineering Grad student at Virginia Tech who would win the 10 K event in a time of 31 minutes and 17 seconds. ((GEORGE PROBST/MEN'S 10K WINNER:))
While this marked Probst's first win in this event, the women's 10K champ is a household name. Blacksburg's Beth Howell, who couldn't even run in this race last year because of a ruptured disc in her back, picked up her first Festival win win since 1991. ((BETH HOWELL/WOMEN'S 10 K WINNER:))
The 5K race put two more first time winners in the victory circle. In the men's division CHristiansburg high school senior Justin Mosby, who graduate next Friday and run at Radford University next year dusted the field in a time of 15 minutes and 48 seconds. ((JUSTIN MOSBY/MEN'S 5K WINNER:))
The women's 5K champ was Nancy Ferris. She competed in the 100th Boston marathon earlier this year, but was just a thrilled with today's win in 19 minute and 6 seconds. ((NANCY FERRIS/WOMEN'S 5K WINNER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((DAN CARSON/AEP PRESIDENT FOR VA. & TENN.))
In downtown Roanoke with Festival in the Park, Mike Stevens news 7 sports.))


S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=Dover Downs


Second round qualifying was completed at Dover this afternoon. Gary Bradberry will start 26-th and Michael Waltrip 27-th.
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VO-NAT Eng#
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Speedvision; :


After turning his best performance of the year a 13-th place finish at Charlotte Darrell Waltrip is nearly 5-miles an hour slower that pole winner Jeff Gordon and he'll use a provisional to get in the race.
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SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=400-26/Johnny Benson/152.404/27/Michael Waltrip/28/Mike

Wallace/29/Rickey Craven/30/Hermie Sadler
SUPER=401-31/Ken Schrader/32/Lake Speed/33/Todd Bodine/34/Wally

Dallenbach/35/Steve Grissom
SUPER=401-36/Joe Nemechek/37/Morgan Shepherd/38/Bobby Hamilton/39/Greg

Sacks/40/Dave Marcis
SUPER=402-41/Darrell Waltrip/42/Jeremy Mayfield
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...Jeremy Mayfield."
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=Braves/Reds


The Cincinnati Reds jumped on Greg Maddux in the first inning and go on to beat Atlanta 3 to 2.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :


Bobby Cox watched the Reds first inning rally from the dugout.
Thomas Howard hits a shot to left field for a double Barry Larkin rounds the bases to score and the Reds took the 1 to nothing lead.
Still in the first, Eddie Taubense hit a single to right field pushing home another run across the plate and the Reds took the two nothing lead.
Fred McGriff gets all of this pitch SUPER=35-Cincinnati/==3/Atlanta/==2;

for a solo homer over the wall but it was not enough as the Reds slip by the (-------------) Braves 3 to 2.