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HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


Israel's prime minister- elect promises to strengthen peace and continue negotiating with Palestinians.
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ANCHOR=Beth


And... a Roanoke teen drowns at Smith Mountain Lake over the weekend. wx-head/live-head
(larry ad lib weather)
ANCHOR=Beth


News 7 Mornin' is next.

Bedford-Drowning


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Sta
TAPE# 96-45
GRAPHIC=Drowning


A 13- year- old Roanoke girl is dead after drowning in Smith Mountain Lake yesterday afternoon in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Wonder Starr Reed apparently disappeared when the wake from a passing boat went over her head.
Reed was swimming near the Beechwood West subdivison with some friends.
She never resurfaced.
The girl's friends screamed for help when they lost sight of her.
A nearby resident pulled Reed from the lake.
She was unable to be revived by C-P-R.
Reed was taken to Bedford County Hospital and pronounced dead at around five o'clock.
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MOrgan


ANCHOR=bETH
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The body of a Roanoke man who had been missing for more than a week was discovered near the Roanoke River in Montgomery County last night.
The sheriff's department says 66-year old Clarence Morgan was discovered by TWO rafters on the river just after seven o'clock last night.
Morgan's body was found on the riverbank underneath a bridge near the Roanoke River at the Montgomery-Roanoke County line.
Authorities say there was NO sign of immediate trauma--and they are awaiting autopsy results.
Morgan had been missing since May 22nd.

Israel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=NONE

Israel's prime minister elect is promising to strengthen peace with Jordan and Egypt, and continue negotiating with the palestinians.
Benjamin Netanyahu (Yah-hoo) delivered his victory speech in Jerusalem yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


Israel's largest auditorium was packed for the celebration.
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat says he will respect the democratic choice of the Israel people.
The Clinton administration which backed Shimon Peres says the its relationship with Israel remains solid.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


Just hours after Netanyahu (yah hoo) promised to seek ``peace with security,'' a bomb slightly injured four Israeli telephone repairmen.
There has been NO immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.


ValuJet


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv


The dredging continues in the Everglades for more parts of that ill-fated ValuJet that crashed last month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;


The muck is being scooped out and dropped into a sifter-- to find the remaining pieces of the Atlanta-bound DC-9 that went down and KILLED all 110 people aboard.
Workers found 10 oxygen canisters yesterday.
Florida officials say they are being sent to a laboratory for closer examination.
Up to 119 canisters were on the plane.
Two canister end caps were found with evidence of heat damage along with melted tires that were with the canisters.
Some aviation experts believe the fire would have produced gases so deadly that no one would have been alive when the plane crashed.
These experts were not involved in the federal investigation.
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Unity-Breakfast


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-48
GRAPHIC=GOP State Convention


The Virginia Republican convention is now history-- it ended yesterday morning with party members pledging unity NO matter WHO wins the June 11th primary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Friday;


Convention star Jim Miller is challenging long-time incumbent John Warner.
Warner was NOT well received at the festivities this weekend, leaving many wondering how the G-O-P could possibly unite after a rough inter-party campaign for it's nominee.
Party leaders say it is even more important on the national level.
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(( BOB GOODLATTE/R-U.S. CONGRESS: THE VAST MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS IN THIS STATE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO RETAIN CONTROL OF THE U.S. SENATE. WE HAVE A SLIM MAJORITY AND WE'D LIKE TO BUILD ON THAT. BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUILD ON THAT IF WE DON'T RETAIN THE SEATS WE ALREADY HAVE.
GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE PARTY NEEDS TO REALIZE WHO OUR REAL ENEMY IS. IT IS NOT OUR FELLOW REPUBLICANS. OUR OPPONENTS ARE BILL CLINTON AND THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. I JUST WISH WE WOULD USE AS MUCH VENOM, ENERGY AND EFFORT AGAINST OUR REAL OPPONENTS.))
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VO-NAT


Governor Allen says all the controversy surrounding the senate nominee campaign overshadowed the "big" story of the weekend.
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Allen says Randy Forbes' election as state party chairman was a cleansing experience for the party.
He says Forbes is a credible leader who will build up the state republican party.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=cro
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TIme now for sports-- the stage is set for the N-B-A championship.
Let's check in with Roy Stanley who knows WHO the Chicago Bulls will face.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Elizabeth Bishop/Director of Museum Resources;
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(Larry does short weather & toss to bump)


Woody


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
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Controversy is cropping up in Kentucky over industrial hemp.
The arrest of actor Woody Harrelson for planting hemp seeds is drawing attention to the state's most controversial crop.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY;


Harrelson was freed on bond after being charged with cultivating marijuana.
He was arrested after a man watching him plant the seed called the cops on his celular phone.
The Sheriff says the director of the Kentucky Hemp Growers was the one who called him with the tip.
Harrelson, an avid environmentalist, is a financial backer and highly visible promoter of industrial hemp.
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((WOODY HARRELSON/ACTOR: INDUSTRIAL HEMP IS NOT A DRUG. IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOIL, FARMERS, THE ECONOMY AND IS INCREDIBLY GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. ))
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VO-NAT


Hemp was a leading farm crop in Kentucky from the late 1700s until the early 1900s.
It was outlawed in 1937 but enjoyed a strong resurgence during the years of World War II because it was needed for rope.
Fiber from industrial hemp can be turned into such things as paper, rope, carpet and margarine.
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Art-Show


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=None


The 38th annual Sidewalk Art Show moved to a DIFFERENT sidewalk this year.
It relocated from Elmwood Park to The Roanoke City Market.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


About 200 artists along the east coast came to town with their masterpieces.
This is one of the LARGEST art shows in the east.
And there were more than just paintings.
These silk screen prints were among the unusual art pieces for sale.
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((HOLLY BININGH/ARTIST: I LIKE TO THINK OF IT AS HAPPY ART, UPLIFTING. I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO ART THAT'S EXPRESSING THE JOY IN LIFE.))
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VO-NAT


Many of the artists are happy with the new location.
They say it offered plenty of room to set up...which meant more customers.
The art show is a fundraiser for the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
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Festival


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-34
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


Did the Sidewalk Art Show's new location impact vendors at Festival in the Park?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Many of these new vendors say they thought the picture- perfect- weather would bring more visitors.
They say they had more browsers than buyers and hope next year the museum will bring the art show back to the park.
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((MARSHA GEYER/KOUNTRY KOUSIN: I WOULD LIKE THE ART SHOW TO BE MOVED IN WITH THE CRAFTERS BECAUSE THAT BRINGS IN THE ADULT AUDIENCE AND I FEEL THEY'RE THE ONES WHO ARE MAKING THE PURCHASES.))
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VO-NAT


Since wearable art is a new attraction, Wendy Schultz says it will be difficult to tell if moving the art show did have an impact on foot traffic.
And as far as last weekend's rainy weather, Schultz says she's seen worse in the festival's 27 year history.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: I KNOW OUR FRIDAY NIGHTS WERE VERY GOOD FOR US. SAME WITH ALL THE EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON THIS WEEKEND. IN THE BIKE RACE WE HAD MORE CYCLISTS THAN WE HAD BEFORE.))
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VO-NAT


Festival in the Park wrapped up yesterday.
Workers will now spend the next few weeks tallying receipts and determine if it was a financial success.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Beth
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In the latest installment of Common Sense, Len Besthoff will again test your knowledge of mutual funds.
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((We continue our quiz this week on mutual funds. And Ben Hartman with Edward Jones and Company is helping out.))
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((The question is the only way to make money in a mutual fund is through dividends and interest. True or False? BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES & CO.: THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION LEN WOULD BE FALSE. AND THE REASON WHY IS THERE ARE TWO ADDITIONAL WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ON MUTUAL FUNDS ONE IS THROUGH CAPITAL GAINS. CAPITAL GAINS ARE GENERATED WHEN THE PORTFOLIO MANAGERS OF A MUTUAL FUND ARE BUYING OR SELLING STOCKS AT A PROFIT. AND THE FINAL WAY TO MAKE MONEY ON MUTUAL FUND SHARES IS WHEN YOU BUY A MUTUAL FUND SHARE SAY THAT ONE INDIVIDUAL SHARE WAS SELLING AT 10 DOLLARS A SHARE, AND YOU BOUGHT ONE SHARE TODAY AT TEN DOLLARS, FIVE YEARS FROM NOW THAT SHARE HAD APPRECIATED AT 20 DOLLARS A SHARE AND YOU SELL IT FOR 20 DOLLARS, YOU'VE GOT A TEN DOLLAR PRICE APPRECIATION IN THE SHARE.))
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((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Star


ANCHOR= beth
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WRITER=jmo
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The Mill Mountain star may soon cast a RED glow on the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke City Council members could vote later today on a proposal to use the Mill Mountain star in an anti-drunken driving campaign.
The plan would turn the white star red for 48 hours after every drug- or alcohol-related traffic death in the area.
The "Keep the Star White" campaign was launched by the New Century Council and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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Time now for sports, with plenty of scores from action on the diamond yesterday...including a big win for the O's.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Kansas City/==7/Toronto/==5//Cleveland/=11/Milwaukee/==6;
SUPER=91-Seattle/==3/Boston/==1//New York/=11/Oakland/==4;
SUPER=91-Chicago/==4/Detroit/==2//Chicago/=13/Detroit/==5;
SUPER=92-Los Angeles/==1/New York/==0//Pittsburgh/==5/Colorado/==2;
SUPER=92-San Francisco/==8/Montreal/==1//St. Louis/==2/Houston/==0;
SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==9/San Diego/==8//Florida/==3/Chicago/==2;
SUPER=92-Atlanta/==6/Cincinnati/==2;
SUPER=96-Seattle/=90/Utah/=86;
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Two-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Artist Jacobs/Thunderbird Club Member;
SUPER=13-Madeline Bowles/Thunderbird Club Member;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to Beth)


2HEADLINES


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#news heads
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


A high speed chase through Alleghany and Rockbridge Counties ends in a crash. Tracking dogs help find the suspects who ran away from the wreck.
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A 13 year old girl from Roanoke drowns in Smith Mountain Lake near the Beechwood West subdivision. A neighbor pulled her out of the water, but she could not be revived.
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VO-NAT


And the 50th annual Tony Awards were held in New York City last night. Among the winners was "Master Class", which won best play.
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ANCHOR=Beth


And that's what's making news on this Monday, June 3rd.
News 7 Mornin will be right back.

2Wx-Hello


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SUPER=11-Roanoke;


Reed-Drowning


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Sta
TAPE# 96-45
GRAPHIC=Drowning


A 13- year- old girl from Roanoke who recently completed a beginner's swimming course drowned yesterday in Smith Mountain Lake.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;


Wonder Starr Reed apparently went underwater when the wake from a passing boat went over her head.
Reed was swimming near the Beechwood West subdivison in Bedford County with some friends.
She never resurfaced.
The girl's friends screamed for help when they lost sight of her.
A nearby resident located Reed and pulled her from the lake.
She was unable to be revived by C-P-R.
Reed was taken to Bedford County Hospital and pronounced dead at around five o'clock.
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MONTY-DEATH


ANCHOR=bETH
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The body of a Roanoke man who had been missing for more than a week was discovered near the Roanoke River in Montgomery County last night.
The sheriff's department says 66-year old Clarence Morgan was discovered by two rafters on the river just after seven o'clock last night.
Morgan's body was found on the riverbank underneath a bridge at the Montgomery-Roanoke County line.
Authorities say there was no sign of any immediate trauma--and are awaiting autopsy results.
Morgan was reported missing since May 22nd.

POLICE-CHASE


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-46
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


Two West Virginia men led police on a high speed chase through Alleghany and Rockbridge Counties yesterday morning, before ending near Goshen.
27-year-old James McKillip and 25-year-old Jason Pettry are charged with stealing a vehicle, driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.
State Police say the chase began when the car was clocked at 92- miles-an- hour.
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((E.A. FISCHER/STATE TROOPER: FOR SEVERAL MINUTES THEY WERE IN PURSUIT ON I-64 THEN THEY EXIT ON EXIT 35 ON TO OLD ROUTE 60, TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON OLD ROUTE 60 INTO ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY WHERE THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Yesterday;


The two men ran away from the wreck.
A tracking dog helped locate the suspects.
State Police notified neighbors about the search.
Six hours later, a resident helped capture the men, when the suspects apparently asked for a ride at a house nearby.
The neighbors refused, then called police.
The men were captured without incident.
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L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Murder


In Lynchburg, police are investigating a murder.
It happened around three- o'clock yesterday in the 600 block of second street.
Police say the victim, 21-year-old Tony Montez Murrell, suffered from at least one gunshot wound.
Witnesses say they heard several gunshots from a vehicle, then saw Murrell's body fall out of the car.
They told police they then saw the car quickly drive away.

Mideast


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE

Israel's prime minister- elect has delivered his victory speech. Benjamin Netanyahu (yah-hoo) is promising to seek peace with security and continue negotiating with the palestinians.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


Israel's largest auditorium was packed for the celebration.
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat says he will respect the democratic choice of the Israeli people.
The Clinton administration which backed Shimon Peres says its relationship with Israel remains solid.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


Meantime, a bomb slightly injured four Israelis in the West Bank.
The blast wounded four telephone repairmen.
So far no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing.


Crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv


Workers have found ten oxygen canisters as they dredge the Everglades for more parts of that ill-fated ValuJet that crashed last month.
Florida officials say they are being sent to a laboratory for closer examination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;


The muck is being scooped out and dropped in a sifter to find the remaining pieces of the Atlanta-bound DC-9 that went down and killed all 110 people aboard.
Up to 119 of the canisters were loaded on the plane. Two canister end caps were found with evidence of heat damage along with melted tires that were in the hold with the canisters.
The oxygen canisters, which contain a volatile mix of chemicals used to provide oxygen to passenger emergency masks, can create heat of up to 500 degrees when in use.
Federal officials say ValuJet was not authorized to transport full canisters, they are considered hazardous materials when transported as cargo.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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In sports -- Dover, Delaware was the place to be for racing fans over the weekend.
The man who's on the fast track this season improved his winning record at the Miller 500.
For more on the race, here's Roy Stanley.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Artist Jacobs/Thunderbird Club Member;
SUPER=13-Kris-Dae Johannessen/Virginia Museum of Transportation;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


COMBS


ANCHOR=BETH
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The former host of "The New Family Feud" has reportedly committed suicide in California.
A Glendale hospital says Ray Combs died of respiratory failure.
A radio station quotes an unidentified friend who says the entertainer hanged himself at the hospital...and the police department confirmed Combs did commit suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Combs, a standup comedian, hosted the t-v game show from 1988 to 1994.
More recently Combs was in the news after he was seriously injured in a July 1994 car accident on a highway north of Los Angeles.
He was admitted to the hospital Saturday suffering from blunt trauma to the head.
He reportedly had fallen in his jacuzzi.
Combs was 40 years old.
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ALLEN


ANCHOR=BETH
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#EDIT OF 96-48
GRAPHIC=GOP


The G-O-P has packed up and moved on from Salem in preparations for next week's primary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday at the unity breakfast, Governor George Allen appealed for party unity.
He said that the fight between Senator John Warner and challenger Jim Miller could hurt Senator Bob Dole's chances of carrying Virginia.
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(( GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE PARTY NEEDS TO REALIZE WHO OUR REAL ENEMY IS. IT IS NOT OUR FELLOW REPUBLICANS. OUR OPPONENTS ARE BILL CLINTON AND THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. I JUST WISH WE WOULD USE AS MUCH VENOM, ENERGY AND EFFORT AGAINST OUR REAL OPPONENTS.))
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Miller issued a warning of his own:
That if Dole makes a scheduled appearance this Saturday in northern Virginia on Warner's behalf, it will hurt the presidential's standings with G-O-P activists.
Dole's campaign declined to comment.

gambling


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#edit
GRAPHIC=riverboat gambling


Virginia Lutherans are saying NO to riverboat gambling.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The group approved a resolution at a meeting in Roanoke over the weekend.
The prospect of riverboat gambling in the state prompted a resolution condemning that proposal as well as all forms of commercial and government sponsored gambling--plus the advertising aimed at encouraging it.
The 435 voting members of the assembly represent the largest Lutheran body in Virginia.
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Tony-Awards


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The 50th annual Tony Awards were celebrated in New York City.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


Among the winners last night were the shows "Rent"; "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk"; and "The King and I." Each won four awards.
Best play went to "Master Class," which also received an award for its star Zoe Caldwell who walked away with the trophy for Best Actress in a play.
The award for best actress in a musical went to Donna Murphy for her role as the governess in "The King and I."
"Rent," a modern day musical based on the opera "La Boheme," (La bo-EM) was named best musical. Its creator, Jonathan Larson, died in January at the age of 35.
Nathan Lane received the Tony for best actor in a musical for starring in the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."
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Feedback-6/2


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmc
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A book taken away from an elementary school student prompted a letter from a viewer.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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(( Thomas Gardner let his son bring a book by conversative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh to Montvale elementary school.
A teacher noticed what the fourth-grader was reading, took the book away and told the principal.
Gardner took his story to the airwaves and to federal court. He says the school system was wrong to censor his son's reading.
But another Bedford County resident disagrees.
She wrote: "If this child wants to read this book and the parents want to allow him to do so, he needs to do it at home or elsewhere. This kind of thing is what is wrong with our society today allowing young children to be exposed to things they are not ready for. I'm sure there are parents at that school who would not want their children exposed to this. I commend the Bedford County school board for taking a firm stand on this issue."
News-7 welcomes your comments on issues in the news or our news coverage.
Send your letters to Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia 24022-0007.
If you'd like to send us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
E-mail goes to wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

4-scores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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The Chicago Bulls will meet up with the Seattle Supersonics for the N-B-A Championship.
The Supersonics beat the Jazz yesterday.
For the score, let's go to the boards.
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SUPER=91-Seattle/==3/Boston/==1//New York/=11/Oakland/==4;
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Wx-goodbye


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