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HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


A raging wildfire forces Alaska's main highway to shutdown.
Today, 11-hundred people will be battling the blaze that has charred more than 37-thousand acres of woodland.
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ANCHOR=Beth


And... a Bedford County school bus driver is charged with molesting a nine- year- old boy. wx-head/live-head
(larry ad lib weather)
ANCHOR=Beth


News 7 Mornin' is next.

Bus-Driver


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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A Bedford County school bus driver is charged with molesting a 9-year-old boy.
Officials say the victim was NOT one of the children on the driver's route.
The driver, 31-year-old Walter Pugh, is charged with one count EACH of aggravated sexual battery, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say when Pugh was hired, he passed a criminal background check.


L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=eDUCATION


With parts of Lynchburg looking at fast residential growth, educators are wondering whether they need to REDRAW school districts.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, they could face pressure from both parents and developers.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Lynchburg City Schools; :19
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SUPER=01-Larry Carey/Lynchburg Council Member; :59
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( About two dozen parents and students turned out for the public hearing, mostly just to listen to the reasons why Lynchburg may need to redraw its middle and high school attendance zones.
It's been 25 years since the last major high school redistricting, and school officials appreciate how emotional an issue it can be.
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SOT 18:51:01
IN Q=Obviously parents

((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS: OBVIOUSLY PARENTS WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL THAT THEY'VE BEEN ATTENDING, SO WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO THAT KIND OF CHANGE, WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO MAKING ANY KIND OF DISTRICT CHANGE AND RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT MOVE.))
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SU 20:33:17
IN Q=If the school

((If the school board is going to redistrict, it will have to do it soon. Lynchburg city council already has approved plans for a large housing development for the area northwest of here on Wiggington Road, and everyone agrees it's easier to redistrict land than it is people.))
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The consensus is that land would be switched from the E.C. Glass high school district over to Heritage.
But city councilman Larry Carey told the crowd that may not sit well with the developers.
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IN Q=I had understood

((LARRY CAREY/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAD UNDERSTOOD THAT SOMEONE SAID THEY MAY NOT GO FORWARD WITH THE DEVELOPMENT UNLESS IT WOULD STAY IN THE GLASS AREA. I CAN'T CONFIRM THAT, SO IT'S NOT FAIR TO SAY I KNOW IT'S TRUE.))
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Carey says developers shouldn't be able to dictate school districts.
No decision is expected for at least two weeks, and any redistricting would NOT affect students in either high school next year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Henry-Rabies


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Rabies


Rabies is on the RISE in Henry County.
FOUR confirmed cases this year may have county officials unleashing some tougher regulations.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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IN Q=Rabid raccoons
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/Henry Co. Health Dept.; :13
SUPER=@Kimberly1; :26
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SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator; 1:09
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((Rabid raccoons have been taking a bite out of some Henry county canines.
Three of the four recent rabies cases have involved raccoon attacks on dogs.
Health officials say residents should be on guard.
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SOT 15:17:39

((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HENRY CO.-M'VILLE HEALTH DEPT.: CAUTION YOUR CHILDREN PARTICULARLY, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GO NEAR A WILD ANIMAL THAT IS SUDDENLY APPROACHABLE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT ANIMAL. ))
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SOT standup here 17:04:05

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: ALTHOUGH THE RABIES CASES HAVE BEEN LARGELY CONCENTRATED IN THE PHILPOTT LAKE AREA OF HENRY COUNTY-- HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE RISK EXTENDS COUNTY- WIDE AND BEYOND. ))
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((WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE IN HENRY COUNTY. WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE NOW IN FRANKLIN, PATRICK, HENRY, AND MARTINSVILLE. ))
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Pre-Pro
Dr. Roycroft has advice on making your home less inviting to raccoons, and safer for pets.
Be sure to vaccinate both dogs and cats-- which are becoming more prone to catching rabies.
Also, keep trash can lids closed tightly, and avoid leaving food outside where wild animals can easily find it. End Pre-pro
The recent outbreak has prompted county officials to consider doing door- to- door checks, to make sure pets are getting their shots.
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: BECAUSE OF THE HIGH INCIDENTS OF RABIES, AS REPORTED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WE FEEL THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A MORE CONCERTED EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S REQUIRED OF THE COUNTY BY STATE LAW. ))
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While the regulations would be stricter on pet owners, Clower says they'll encourage people to take better care of their animals-- and educate themselves more about a deadly disease.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))

Wildfires


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=fire


The raging wildfire north of Anchorage, Alaska has forced the CLOSING of the highway to Fairbanks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Big Lake, AK;


That's the state's MAIN thoroughfare. Officials say some communities near the highway are being evacuated.
The fire, which started days ago, has now charred more than 37-thousand acres of woodland.
At least 150 buildings have been destroyed and more than 700 people have been chased from their homes. So far, there have been no injuries.
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Freemen


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


The F-B-I may soon take further action to isolate the group at the Freemen's Montana ranch.
"The New York Times" reports satellite T-V, and cellular and radio communications signals may be disrupted going to the ranch.
The group's access to fishing ponds, crop fields, and buildings used to store food may be blocked.
Meantime, some 200 locals have signed a petition urging the use of "reasonable force" to end the 10- week old stand off.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC Sports;


Mrs. Jordan should be proud --
Michael scored 28 points and Toni Kukoc (KOO-COE) ignited a fourth-quarter charge as Chicago took game one of the N-B-A Finals 107-to-90 over the SuperSonics.
Now with more sports, here's Mike Stevens.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Movie
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-6 Movie
CHROMAKEY=Live/Lobby
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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IN Q=Fans of James Lee Burke's...
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Heaven's Prisoners"; :18
SUPER=24-Courtesy: New Line Cinema; :24
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"B"; 1:07
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OUT Q=Burke's fine novels.

(( Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: Fans of James Lee Burke's novels will be impressed at the way the movie treatment of "Heaven's Prisoners" keeps the characters and Louisiana atmosphere of the books.
Alec Baldwin portrays recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, Dave Robichauex and Kelly Lynch is Annie, his wife. ((HEAVEN'S PRISONERS/NEW LINE CINEMA: LOOK. WE HAVE A SMALL TWIN ENGINE PLANE CRASH ONE MILE DUE NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST PASS.))
The movie opens with this spectacular plane crash that Dave and Annie witness. They rescue a young Salvadoran girl whom they instantly adopt.
Dave tangles with a bunch of nasty drug dealers.
One of whom is Dave's old friend--Bubba Roc--Eric Roberts and his sleazy, sexy wife--Claudette--played by Teri Hatcher in a REAL departure from her role as Lois Lane.
Annie's days are numbered and Dave's meddling brings disaster down on all their heads.
"Heaven's Prisoners" offers suspense, action, revenge, and a character study of Robichauex all going on at once.
I'm giving this one a "B". Despite the star-quality, it does drag at times, so maybe the movie will encourage the reading of Burke's fine novels.))
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LIVE=Larry/Full
(Short weather & toss to bump)


Medicare


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=medicare


The Medicare hospital fund is slipping further into the RED.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Medicare trustees warn that it'll be broke by 2001 unless something is done.
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((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: WE SAID IT IN 93, IN 94, AND IN 95 AND WE ARE SAYING IT MORE IMMPORTANTLY IN 1996. WE ARE ALSO SAYING THESE CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE ACTION.))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health and Human Services Secretary;
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OUT Q=require action."
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VO-NAT


Medicare is the plan that helps seniors pay for medical bills.
President Clinton says there is a way to fix the problem-
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IN Q=

((BUT WE HAVE THE ABILITY RIGHT NOW TO PUT TEN YEARS INTO THE LIFE OF THE MEDICARE TRUST FUND AND WE OUGHT TO JUST DO IT. WE OUGHT TO JUST GO ON AND DO THAT. WE CAN DO THAT WITH PROBLEM AND WE CAN DO IT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE BALANCED BUDGET PLAN.))
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OUT Q=BALANCED BUDGET PLAN." **QUICK OUT**
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=medicare


Republicans say a short-term fix avoids the hard choices.
They favor a longer-term solution-

Abortion


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Abortion


An angry letter from a constituent has helped George Allen re-shape state abortion policy.
The Allen Administration says NO more state health plan coverage for abortions outside of rape cases, incest, gross fetal abnormality, or danger to the mother.
Ellen Qualls has details.
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SUPER=01-Mike Thomas/Va. Secretary of Administration; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :20
SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Va. Planned Parenthood; :26
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((
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((MIKE THOMAS/VA. SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION: I BECAME AWARE OF IT IN THE EARLY PART OF MAY WHEN WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM A CONSTITUENT COMPLAINING ABOUT IT AND MADE THE ASSERTION THAT THE STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN COVERED ABORTION FOR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WHATSOEVER. I FOUND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE BUT CHECKED INTO IT AND FOUND OUT THAT WAS THE CASE.))
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Planned Parenthood says the Allen Administration should be encouraging contraception.
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((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE CAN ARGUE ALL DAY ABOUT ABORTION, BUT WE COME TOGETHER IN SAYING THAT UNINTENDED PREGNANCY DOES NOBODY ANY GOOD. IT DOESN'T DO THE BABY ANY GOOD. IT DOESN'T THE WOMAN ANY GOOD. AND IT DOESN'T DO SOCIETY, OUR STATE ANY GOOD. WE SHOULD WORK ON THE ISSUES WE CAN AGREE ON, LIKE REDUCING UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES, ON REDUCING ABORTION. NOT BY PUNISHING WOMEN.))
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The Governor says he's being consistent with his campaign stance.
SOT 03:30:23

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO FOR ANY OF THOSE WHO ARE YELPING AND WHINING AND COMPLAINING AND CRITICIZING, WHICH GOES WITH THE TERRITORY, IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT, LET 'EM TRY AND CHANGE THE LAW NEXT YEAR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
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standup
So that's the challenge from the Governor.
Some lawmakers who favor abortion rights that we spoke to are worried Allen's singling state workers for different treatment than the private sector.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

ID-Bracelets


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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The Lynchburg Sheriff's Department is considering offering identification bracelets to Alzheimer's patients who might wander away from home.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson said the plastic bracelets would be the SAME type that prisoners in the Lynchburg City Jail use.
The bracelets would contain the person's name, address, phone number and the name of a person to contact.
The bracelets would be worn at ALL times and could ONLY be removed by cutting them off.


2-scores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nba finals


In sports --
Michael Jordan poured in 28 points as the Chicago Bulls took game one of the N-B-A Finals 107-to-90 over Seattle.
Let's take a look a the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Chicago/107/Seattle/=90;



SUPER=91-Milwaukee/==6/Texas/==4//Baltimore/==6/Detroit/==4;
SUPER=91-Toronto/=12/NY Yankees/==7//Cleveland/=13/Seattle/==5;
SUPER=91-Minnesota/=14/California/==3//White Sox/==8/Boston/==6;
SUPER=91-Kansas City/==5/Oakland/==2;




Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-6 Hostas
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) We've found a garden that takes a true green thumb.
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IN Q=We have about...
SUPER=12-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Gary Osborne/Hosta Grower; :25
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OUT Q=makes it unsightly.
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LIVE=Larry/Full
(Toss to Beth)


2HEADLINES


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#news heads
GRAPHIC=NONE


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


The Alaskan wildfire rages on, charing 37-thousand acres and destroying 150 buildings.
The blaze has forced the closing of the state's main highway.
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VO-NAT


Rabies is on the rise in Henry County.
A health expert has some advice on how to make the home a safer place for you and your pets.
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VO-NAT


and Princess Diana celebrated with the stars last night as she raised money for cancer research in Chicago.
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ANCHOR=Beth


.... That's what's making news on this Thursday, June 6th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Alaska-Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=fire


Eleven hundred people will be fighting the raging wildfire north of Anchorage, Alaska today.
That blaze has forced the closing of the state's main highway going into Fairbanks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Big Lake, AK;


Officials say some communities near the highway are being evacuated.
The fire, which started days ago, has now charred more than 37-thousand acres of woodland.
At least 150 buildings have been destroyed and more than 700 people have been chased from their homes. So far, there have been no injuries.
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O'Leary


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


Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary's foreign travel has her in hot water again.
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VO-NAT


An internal energy department audit cites sloppy record keeping..and mismanagement regarding trips that have cost taxpayers nearly five- million dollars since 19-93.
O'Leary says she accepts the criticism... but will NOT resign.
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Travel-Office


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The White House says a flap over an F-B-I file it received may have been the result of a mistake.
It was disclosed yesterday that several months after White House travel office head Billy Dale was fired, someone at the White House obtained his F-B-I background file.
Whoever it was, claimed that Dale was being considered for renewed White House access. Dale says that is NOT true.
An official says it appears Dale's file was never read once it got to the White House.
The F-B-I plans to investigate.
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Piedmont


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Embezzlement


Two years ago a former trust officer at the Piedmont Trust Bank in Martinsville was charged with embezzling several million dollars from a customer's account.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;


Now another employee has been charged with taking money in a smaller, unrelated case.
The U-S Attorney's office in Roanoke says from May 1994 through May 1995, 45-year old JOY Kathryn Fain (FANE) took more than 28-thousand dollars from her teller drawer.
Fain is expected to plead guilty to the charge.
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Princess-Di


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=diana


It was a gala fit for a princess.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


Britain's Princess Diana attended the gala in her honor last night at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
Cheers rang out as the princess joined the 13-hundred guests. The event raised money for cancer research.
Earlier in the day, Princess-Di spoke to some of the nation's top medical experts at a cancer symposium.
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OUT Q=of such importance.
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VO-NAT


For some who couldn't make the party at Cook County Hospital, she took it to them.
Among those attending the festivities was Dolores Jordan. But she said she couldn't stay long, because her son had an important game to play.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC Sports;


Mrs. Jordan should be proud --
Michael scored 28 points and Toni Kukoc (KOO-COE) ignited a fourth-quarter charge as Chicago took game one of the N-B-A Finals 107-to-90 over the SuperSonics.
Now with more sports, here's Mike Stevens.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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IN Q=howdy once
RUNS=2:24
OUT Q=everybody


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-6 Grasses
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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IN Q=Welcome back to...
SUPER=12-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Gary Osborne/Hosta Grower; :17
RUNS=2:52
OUT Q=more news seven mornin.
(SEGMENT TOSSES TO BUMP)


Pugh


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


A Bedford County school bus driver is charged with molesting a 9-year-old boy.
Officials say the victim was not one of the children on the driver's route.
The driver, 31-year-old Walter Pugh, is charged with one count each of aggravated sexual battery, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say when Pugh was hired, he passed a criminal background check.


Schools


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=eDUCATION


Educators in Lynchburg are wondering whether fast residential growth will force them to redraw school districts.
Parents and developers are also pondering that question.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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IN Q=About two dozen
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Lynchburg City Schools; :19
SUPER=@ssm1; 33
SUPER=01-Larry Carey/Lynchburg Council Member; :59
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( About two dozen parents and students turned out for the public hearing, mostly just to listen to the reasons why Lynchburg may need to redraw its middle and high school attendance zones.
It's been 25 years since the last major high school redistricting, and school officials appreciate how emotional an issue it can be.
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SOT 18:51:01
IN Q=Obviously parents

((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS: OBVIOUSLY PARENTS WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL THAT THEY'VE BEEN ATTENDING, SO WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO THAT KIND OF CHANGE, WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO MAKING ANY KIND OF DISTRICT CHANGE AND RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT MOVE.))
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OUT Q=of that move.
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SU 20:33:17
IN Q=If the school

((If the school board is going to redistrict, it will have to do it soon. Lynchburg city council already has approved plans for a large housing development for the area northwest of here on Wiggington Road, and everyone agrees it's easier to redistrict land than it is people.))
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OUT Q=it is people.


The consensus is that land would be switched from the E.C. Glass high school district over to Heritage.
But city councilman Larry Carey told the crowd that may not sit well with the developers.
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SOT 20:10:48
IN Q=I had understood

((LARRY CAREY/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAD UNDERSTOOD THAT SOMEONE SAID THEY MAY NOT GO FORWARD WITH THE DEVELOPMENT UNLESS IT WOULD STAY IN THE GLASS AREA. I CAN'T CONFIRM THAT, SO IT'S NOT FAIR TO SAY I KNOW IT'S TRUE.))
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OUT Q=know it's true.


Carey says developers shouldn't be able to dictate school districts.
No decision is expected for at least two weeks, and any redistricting would NOT affect students in either high school next year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Rabies


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#edit of 96-45 with new bite from field tape
GRAPHIC=Rabies


Rabies is on the rise in Henry County -- with four confirmed cases so far this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00


Three of the four recent rabies cases have involved raccoon attacks on dogs.
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SOT 15:12:32
IN Q=We believe that

((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HENRY CO. HEALTH DEPT.: WE BELIEVE THAT IT ORIGINATED WITH RABID RACCOONS IN FLORIDA THAT WERE TRANSPORTED FOR HUNTING PURPOSES TO THE MARYLAND AREA, AND HAVE SPREAD. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/Henry Co. Health Dept.;
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OUT Q=have spread
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VO-NAT pre pro


Dr. Roycroft has advice on making your home less inviting to raccoons, and safer for pets.
Be sure to vaccinate both dogs and cats-- which are becoming more prone to catching rabies.
Also, keep trash can lids closed tightly, and avoid leaving food outside where wild animals can easily find it. End Pre-pro
The recent outbreak has prompted county officials to consider doing door- to- door checks, to make sure pets are getting their shots.
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Smith


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=TST
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two hikers reported missing along the Appalachian Trail. Several days later, they're found-- murdered -- near a remote campsite.
It's a story in the headlines today -- and a story that was in the headlines 15 years ago this week.
More from Ted Stone.
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IN Q=Bob Mountford
SUPER=03-Giles Co./June 1981; :07
SUPER=03-Conway, SC/June 1981; :18
SUPER=03-Pearisburg/1982; :27
SUPER=03-Pearisburg/1984; :40
SUPER=01-Hezekiah Osborne/Former Giles Co. Prosecutor; :44
SUPER=@Ted1; 1:25
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OUT Q=Stone, News 7.


((Bob Mountford and Susan Ramsay were social workers from Maine who were hiking the Appalachian Trail together. On the last weekend in May of 1981, their bodies were found near a trail shelter in Giles County. Mountford had been shot in his sleeping bag; Ramsay had been beaten and stabbed to death.
Two weeks later, police arrested Randall Lee Smith of Pearisburg near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and charged him with the murders.
When Smith went to trial in 1982, the case ended in a surprise plea bargain. He pled guilty to two counts of second- degree murder, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
There was no testimony about what sparked the killings.
Several years later, the prosecutor in the case explained what he thought had happened. ((HEZEKIAH OSBORNE/FORMER GILES CO.PROSECUTOR: I BELIEVE RANDALL MADE A PASS OR PASSES AT SUSAN, AND MOUNTFORD DIDN'T LIKE IT, AND THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT. AND I BELIEVE THAT RANDALL LEFT, AND CAME BACK MUCH, MUCH LATER. HE SHOT MOUNTFORD BEFORE HE EVEN WOKE UP. AND I THINK THEN HE STARTED MAKING ADVANCES TO SUSAN. THEY HAD A STRUGGLE, AND SHE WAS KILLED IN THE STRUGGLE.))
Before he died, Osborne said he accepted the plea agreement because he didn't have enough evidence to ensure a conviction. ((VOICE OF OSBORNE: I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HAD THE MURDER WEAPON. THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED.))
Randall Lee Smith is now 42 years old. He's scheduled for mandatory release on September 23rd.
And Parole Board officials say unless he does something terrible between now and then, nobody will have the authority to keep him locked up another day. Ted Stone, News 7.))
Anchor=Beth
SS=None


Meantime at the Shenandoah National Park, investigators are sifting through evidence at a campsight where two women were found murdered this past weekend.
Julianne Williams and Lollie Winans were the eighth and ninth people killed along the trail since 1974.
The Park Service has also begun handing out safety fliers to hikers and other visitors.

Standoff-Follow


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


For an hour Tuesday, Police Sergeant Marvin Brown tried to calm a teenager AND end a tense stand-off outside a Roanoke convenience store.
In the end, the officer decided he had to act to keep the boy from injuring himself or others.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;


The fifteen-year old paced the parking lot, cursing the officers and holding a large knife to his wrist.
He repeatedly told the officers to kill him, and as time passed, Brown says he feared the incident would get out of hand.
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SOT 05:52:03
IN Q=It didn't take much to set him off

((SGT. MARVIN BROWN/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: IT DIDN'T TAKE MUCH TO SET HIM OFF AND IT SEEMED LIKE THE CROWD WAS GETTING BIGGER AND I REALIZED THAT MAYBE WE HAD TO TAKE CARE OF THE SITUATION AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANYONE GETTING INJURED. AND THAT'S THE TIME I REALIZED MAYBE THE BEST THING TO DO WAS USE PEPPER AND WE MOVED AND THANK GOD THAT'S THE WAY IT TURNED OUT.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Marvin Brown/Roanoke City Police Dept.;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=the way it turned out.
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VO-NAT


Brown credits the quick action of other police officers who were on the scene as the event unfolded.
The teenager was apologetic after his arrest.
The sergeant says he was simply relieved that no one, including the boy, was seriously hurt.
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Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Virginians say they are ready to cheer for their own major league baseball team -- but NOT to pay for it.
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VO-NAT


In a new News 7- Roanoke Times poll, 69- percent of those polled say they approve of efforts to bring a team to northern Virginia.
But 63- percent say they oppose spending 150 to 175- million dollars in public funds to help pay for it.
Surprisingly, the poll shows little difference between support for baseball in northern Virginia -- where the stadium would probably be -- and in the rest of the state.
74- percent of northern Virginians said yes to baseball.
68- percent of downstaters say okay.
The most viable option to help pay for baseball is a special sports lottery game.
50- percent of voters said they would favor such a game.
40- percent said no.
10- percent were undecided.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nba finals


From baseball to basketball -- the Bulls beat the SuperSonics last night.
Chicago is three wins shy of its fourth title in six years.
Let's take a look a the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Chicago/107/Seattle/=90;



SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/==9/Philadelphia/==6//Montreal/==2/Florida/==1;
SUPER=92-Atlanta/==8/NY Mets/==6//Houston/==4/Colorado/==1;
SUPER=92-San Francisco/=15/Cincinnati/==4//Pittsburgh/==7/Los Angeles/==3;
SUPER=92-San Diego/==6/St. Louis/==4;



SUPER=91-Milwaukee/==6/Texas/==4//Baltimore/==6/Detroit/==4;
SUPER=91-Toronto/=12/NY Yankees/==7//Cleveland/=13/Seattle/==5;
SUPER=91-Minnesota/=14/California/==3//White Sox/==8/Boston/==6;
SUPER=91-Kansas City/==5/Oakland/==2;


SUPER=93-Wilmington/==4/Salem/==2//Frederick/==3/Lynchburg/==1;