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7Franklin-Co

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-36
GRAPHIC=None


A tornado may be to blame for damaging a home in Franklin County yesterday.
That's what the National Weather Service is trying to determine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


A house under construction was ripped off its foundation shortly before four p.m. during a period of heavy rains.
The house was 90 percent complete before the storm.
The builder was surprised upon seeing the wreckage.
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SOT 2:45
IN Q=Well, uh--it was

((TONY FEAZELL/HOME BUILDER: WELL IT WAS KIND OF SADDENING, A LOT OF LABOR WENT INTO IT, A LOTTA SWEAT, SOME HOT DAYS THE PAST FEW WEEKS. ))
SUPER=01-William Feazell/Home Builder;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=few weeks.
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VO-NAT


A National Weather Service Meteorologist says that tornados are rare in our region-- and that if they happen, they are often brief and relatively weak.
Whatever tore through the area picked the house up and moved it 100 feet from its foundation and carried debris up to two miles away.
Witnesses said they heard noises like a jet or a roaring freight train in the area.
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7Primary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-42
GRAPHIC=Republican Party


It is the eve of the Republican Senate primary.
Incumbent John Warner and Jim Miller are vying for the space on THAT ticket.
SS=Warner, Mark


The winner will face Democrat MARK Warner in November.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/June 1;


Incumbent John Warner chose the open primary over a party convention.
The term "open" means all registered voters can take part in picking the nominee.
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SOT 15:30:39
IN Q=IT'S CALLED THE

((DIANE ST. JOHN/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR: IT'S CALLED THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, BUT BECAUSE WE DO NOT REGISTER BY PARTY IN VIRGINIA EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO GO VOTE. 17-YEAR-OLDS CAN GO VOTE AS LONG AS THEY WILL BE 18 BY THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.))
SUPER=01-Diane St. John/Roanoke Co. Registrar;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=NOVEMBER ELECTION
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/June 1;


Turnout may be the deciding factor in tomorrow's vote.
A light turnout is expected to benefit the challenger Jim Miller.
Political Analysts say crossover is not usually a factor, but if there is crossover one analyst believes it may benefit MILLER.
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SOT 11:36:59
IN Q=ALL THOUGH REPUBLICAN

((HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPT.: ALL THOUGH REPUBLICAN ACTIVISTS CLAIM IT WOULD BENEFIT WARNER IN REALITY IF THE DEMOCRATS WERE THINKING LOGICALLY THEY'D PROBABLY THINK JIM MILLER IS AN EASIER CANDIDATE TO BEAT IN NOVEMBER THAN JOHN WARNER. AND THEY WOULD CROSSOVER TO ACTUALLY VOTE FOR MILLER.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke Col. Political Science Dept.;
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OUT Q=VOTE FOR MILLER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Campaign 96


All the regular voting polls will be open tomorrow.
Diane St. John says primaries are held at the taxpayers expense.
She says Roanoke County will spend nearly 20-thousand dollars on tomorrow's vote.

7Explore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-45
GRAPHIC=Explore Park


A Botetourt County landmark gets a new home.
The Mountain Union Church will be relocated to Virginia's Explore Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Built in 18-88, the church was donated to Explore by the Fincastle Presbyterian Church.
It is now being Reconstructed on the park's Roanoke County site.
More than one hundred donations,-- large and small,-- have helped to pay for the relocation.
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SOT 11:23:21
IN Q=It's going to be available year- round

((RUPERT CUTLER/EXPLORE DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING OT BE AVAILABLE YEAR- ROUND BECAUSE IT'S UP HERE ON THE RIDGE NEAR WHERE THE ROANOKE RIVER PARKWAY COMES INTO THE PARK, WHERE THE WELCOME CENTER WILL BE BUILT, WHERE THE BRUGH TAVERN RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN YEAR- ROUND. SO I CAN SEE IT USED FOR WEDDINGS, WITH RECEPTIONS AT THE TAVERN. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR, MOST- USED BUILDINGS IN EXPLORE PARK.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Explore Director;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=in Explore Park.
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VO-NAT


Because the building is not quite as old as park officials first believed, they decided not to include it in the 1830s Blue Ridge Settlement.
The church sits on a bluff overloooking the homestead.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Explore Park


The church and the ministers' home that will be built nearby will represent the fourth time period depicted at Explore.
The others include a native american village, a frontier fort and settler's cabin-- and the Blue Ridge Settlement.

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny with thunderstorms this afternoon.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.
For tonight, expect variable cloudy skies.
More rain is likely - temperatures will be in the upper 60s.

55Tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of franklin- county 96-36
GRAPHIC=None


The National Weather Service thinks a tornado may have touched down in Franklin County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


A house under construction was ripped off its foundation during a period of heavy rains yesterday afternoon.
The house was 90 percent complete before the storm.
A National Weather Service Meteorologist says that tornados are rare in our region-- and that if they happen, they are often brief and relatively weak.
Whatever tore through the area picked up the house and moved it 100 feet from its foundation and carried debris up to two miles away.
Witnesses said they heard noises like a jet or a roaring freight train in the area.
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55Breckinridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-34
GRAPHIC=None


Some 750 graduates of the old William Fleming High School said goodbye to their alma-mater yesterday.
Now Breckinridge Middle School, it too will soon be just a memory.
Denise Allen has more.
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SOT
IN Q=francis sanderson
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Francis Sanderson/Class of '35; :11
SUPER=01-Bill Ballentine/Class of '62; :40
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:26
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=news 7

(( Francis Sanderson spent nearly 40 years of her life at William Fleming High School--first as a student, then she worked 34 years as the principal's secretary. ((FRANCIS SANDERSON/CLASS OF '35: I GUESS I ENJOYED BEING WITH THE KIDS. THEY SEEMED TO ENJOY COMING IN THE OFFICE.))
Hundreds of William Fleming survivors reunited to remember the ole days--the days when Breckinridge Middle was William Fleming High school.
The school is more than 60 years old.
Many of the fixtures are original.
For instance, these chalkboards are actually slate painted green.
But after this school year, not much of the old building will remain. ((BILL BALLENTINE/CLASS OF '62: I WAS TOLD EVERYTHING FROM THE FRONT HALL TO THE REAR OF THE SCHOOL WILL BE TORN DOWN AND THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL FROM THE GROUND UP BEHIND THAT.))
Bill Ballentine says there's not much memorabilia left from old Fleming High either.
He says when the new high school was built most of the old school's awards were lost.
Out of 300 trophies and plaques only 12 remain.
Ballentine says that's a shame because these graduates are a tight knit community and the school should be remembered. ((THIS SCHOOL HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE UNDER-DOG SCHOOL. IT WAS THE UGLY STEP-CHILD THAT WAS ADOPTED BY ROANOKE CITY IN THE ANNEXATION OF 1948 OR 49. IT WAS A SMALL SCHOOL. STARTING WITH PROBABLY 250 STUDENTS.))
Francis Sanderson says she stayed so long because she loved it.
And she, like the hundreds of other graduates, just came to walk the halls one more time.
Denise Allen News 7.))

55Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# common sense
GRAPHIC=common sense


If you are looking for a good investment, mutual funds are an option.
But you need to know what to ask for.
Len Besthoff explains in the latest edition of Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=This week
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones & Co.; :26
RUNS=:57
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.

((

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SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE 02:13:14
IN Q=We continue

((This week we continue our quiz this week on mutual funds. And Ben Hartman with Edward Jones and Company is helping out.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=helping out.
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SOT 1:54:07
IN Q=The question is

((The question is the place to find a fund's listing of its actual investment holdings is: a-a prospectus, b-annual and semi-annual reports, c-investment reports, d-a financial magazine. BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES & CO.: AND THE ANSWER TO THAT ONE LEN WOULD BE "B", ANNUAL AND SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS. THESE REPORTS ARE ISSUED AND THEY LIST ALL OF THE HOLDINGS OF THE FUND, MUCH LIKE THE BALANCE SHEET OF A CORPORATION. THEY LIST ALL OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT THE FUND IS INVESTED IN, STOCKS, BONDS, TREASURIES, GOVERNMENT SECURITIES, THINGS LIKE THAT. THE ANNUAL AND SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS LIST THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS INVESTED IN THESE VARIOUS HOLDINGS AND ITS A GREAT WAY TO CHECK UP ON YOUR MUTUAL FUND AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT THE FUND INVESTS IN.))
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OUT Q=what the fund invests in.
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SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE TOT 02:13:28
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.))



55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
More rain this morning, then becoming partly sunny.
A chance for more thunderstorms this afternoon.
Temperatures in the low 80s.

8Tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of franklin- county 96-36
GRAPHIC=None


The National Weather Service is trying to determine if a twister is to blame for damage to a home yesterday in Franklin County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


A house under construction was ripped off its foundation during a period of heavy rains yesterday afternoon.
A National Weather Service Meteorologist says that tornados are rare in our region.
Whatever tore through the area picked up the house and moved it 100 feet from its foundation and carried debris up to two miles away.
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8Primary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-42
GRAPHIC=Republican Party


This is the eve of the Republican Senate primary.
Incumbent John Warner and Jim Miller are vying for the space on THAT ticket.
SS=Warner, Mark


The winner will face Democrat MARK WARNER in November.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/June 1;


Incumbent John Warner chose the open primary over a party convention.
The term "open" means all registered voters can have a hand at determining the nominee.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:30:39
IN Q=IT'S CALLED THE

((DIANE ST. JOHN/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR: IT'S CALLED THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, BUT BECAUSE WE DO NOT REGISTER BY PARTY IN VIRGINIA EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO GO VOTE. 17-YEAR-OLDS CAN GO VOTE AS LONG AS THEY WILL BE 18 BY THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.))
SUPER=01-Diane St. John/Roanoke Co. Registrar;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=NOVEMBER ELECTION
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/June 1;


Turnout may be the deciding factor in the June 11th vote.
A light turnout is expected to benefit the challenger Jim Miller.
Analysts say crossover is not usually a factor, but if there is crossover Harry Wilson says it may benefit MILLER.
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SOT 11:36:59
IN Q=ALL THOUGH REPUBLICAN

((HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPT.: ALL THOUGH REPUBLICAN ACTIVISTS CLAIM IT WOULD BENEFIT WARNER IN REALITY IF THE DEMOCRATS WERE THINKING LOGICALLY THEY'D PROBABLY THINK JIM MILLER IS AN EASIER CANDIDATE TO BEAT IN NOVEMBER THAN JOHN WARNER. AND THEY WOULD CROSSOVER TO ACTUALLY VOTE FOR MILLER.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke Col. Political Science Dept.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=VOTE FOR MILLER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Miller will spend today touring the Shenandoah Valley.
All the regular voting polls will be open on tomorrow.

8Unemployment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-48
GRAPHIC=None


Unemployment numbers are down for the state.
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VO-NAT


It was three- point- eight percent for April... the same as it was in March.
The Roanoke Valley came in at two- point- five percent.
Lynchburg wasn't far behind, with a two- point- nine percent rate.
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8Explore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-45
GRAPHIC=Explore Park


A Botetourt County landmark gets a new home.
The Mountain Union Church will be relocated to Virginia's Explore Park.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Built in 18-88, the church was donated to Explore by the Fincastle Presbyterian Church.
It is now being Reconstructed on the park's Roanoke County site.
More than one hundred donations,-- large and small,-- have helped to pay for the relocation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:23:21
IN Q=It's going to be available year- round

((RUPERT CUTLER/EXPLORE DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING OT BE AVAILABLE YEAR- ROUND BECAUSE IT'S UP HERE ON THE RIDGE NEAR WHERE THE ROANOKE RIVER PARKWAY COMES INTO THE PARK, WHERE THE WELCOME CENTER WILL BE BUILT, WHERE THE BRUGH TAVERN RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN YEAR- ROUND. SO I CAN SEE IT USED FOR WEDDINGS, WITH RECEPTIONS AT THE TAVERN. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR, MOST- USED BUILDINGS IN EXPLORE PARK.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Explore Director;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=in Explore Park.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Because the building is not quite as old as park officials first believed, they decided not to include it in the 1830s Blue Ridge Settlement.
The church sits on a bluff overloooking the homestead.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Explore Park


The church and the ministers' home that will be built nearby will represent the fourth time period depicted at Explore.
The others include a native american village, a frontier fort and settler's cabin-- and the Blue Ridge Settlement.

8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast - STORMWATCH
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Henry County.
A flash flood warning is in effect for Roanoke County, and the cities of Roanoke and Salem. A flash flood watch is in effect for Carroll, Giles, Pulaski, Floyd, Montgomery, and Giles Counties. ESS FORECAST PAGES Rain should taper off this morning, but thunderstorms are expected this afternoon.
Highs will be in the low 80s. Tonight, more showers with lows in the upper 60s.
Tuesday, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s. Overnight Afternoon thunderstorms are in the forecast from Wednesday through Friday. lows will be in the 50s.