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7Clifton-Drowning

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Drowning


Police in Clifton Forge are investigating a drowning reported yesterday.
They say it happened in a creek, but no other information is being released at this time.

7Star-City-Award


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-46
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The Star City shines above the rest when it comes to the top places to live in the country.
Over the weekend, the National Civic League named Roanoke an "All-American community."
Ron Jones has the story.
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IN Q=THE 47 YEAR OLD
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05
SUPER=@BOWERS; :12
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(( The 47-year-old award program recognizes ten communities each year for the innovative way they meet challenges such as crime, racial discord, and joblessness.
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IN Q=WE'RE GLAD TO

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE'RE GLAD TO BE HOME TO ONE OF THE TEN GREAT CITIES IN AMERICA--ROANOKE, YEAH!!))
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OUT Q=SOUNDS OF CHEERING


A victorious Roanoke delegation arrived home to cheers.
They say projects like the renovation of the Jefferson Center, the Hotel Roanoke and the trash train and transfer station put Roanoke ahead of the rest.
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IN Q=WE THINK

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE THEME WE TRY TO CONVEY TO OTHER PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION THAT HERE IN ROANOKE WE HAVE A PARTICIPATORY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.))
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MGR: CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES ALONG WITH ROANOKE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS. AND THIS IS A CELEBRATION ABOUT THOSE COMMUNITIES WILLING TO WORK WITH BUSINESS, NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ALONG WITH CITY GOVERNMENT.))
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Ron Jones, News 7))
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Anchor=Melanie
SS=None


This is the fifth time Roanoke has won the award.
Cleveland is the only other city to have been honored as many times.
The 10 winners were chosen from 30 finalists, including Westminster California; New Orleans; Buffalo; and Hartsville South Carolina.

7Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE# net-d
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke city Council is set to vote on the city's rental inspection program today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January;


Llandlords and citizen groups have been working on the proposal since January. That's when a house fire killed a woman and four of her grandchildren in rental property in southeast Roanoke.
SUPER=@File;


Gone from the plan are mandatory yearly inspections and 75 dollar fines for landlords who refuse to cooperate.
Landlords also won't have to submit lists of their property-- and property inspections will only occur voluntarily.
Neighboring cities Lynchburg and Salem require rental properties to undergo mandatory yearly inspections.
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7Bailey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The Virginia Supreme Court will review a Roanoke judge's decision involving a woman who says she was fired because she was pregnant.
Lisa Bailey is appealing a lower court ruling that Virginia's sexual discrimination laws don't apply to someone who's pregnant.
When Bailey was fired in 1994, her construction equipment employer told her that her place was at home with her child, that babies get sick sometimes and that she would have to miss work to care for the child.

7Boys-State


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-e; 94-53(Boys State)
GRAPHIC=None


A junior version of the State Legislature in under way in Central Virginia.
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VO NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


The '96 session of the American Legion Boys State kicked off yesterday at Liberty University.
The annual program attracts more than 800 of the top rising high school seniors in the commonwealth.
It's designed to help the students learn about state and local government.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer along with Attorney General Jim Gilmore and Governor George Allen will address the boys later this week.
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7Pugsy


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


A wayward pooch has headed home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


In April, "Pugsy" wound up at the Roanoke S-P-C-A.
After some searching, shelter workers traced "Pugsy's" owner in Germany.
Randy Fair is in the Army and last night "Pugsy" boarded an airplane to be reunited with him.
Fair says he has no idea how his dog ended up in Roanoke.
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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 a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Tonight, expect temperatures to be in the low t mid 60s.

55Fathers-March


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa

TAPE 96-37
GRAPHIC=None


A Danville Organization is trying to promote the rights of all parents.
And it used Father's day to spread its ideas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Nearly 40- men, women and children marched through downtown Danville carrying signs bearing messages such as "Remember the Children" and "Children Need Fathers, Too."
The event was organized by a newly formed group called "Equal Parents, Equal Time".
Organizers say their goal is to ensure both parents are given equal visitation.
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IN Q=We are in support

((BARRY KOPLEN/PARENT:WE ARE IN SUPPORT OF BOTH PARENTS BEING AN ACTIVE AND EQUAL PART OF THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES IN MATTERS THAT CONCERN DIVORCE AND SEPARATED FAMILIES AND THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CHILDREN KNOW THAT THEIR PARENTS ARE THERE EQUALLY, THAT THEY ARE EQUALLY THERE-- WE THINK THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF YOUNGER MINOR CHILDREN. DONA KNOWLES/PARENT: EVEN IN DIVORCE I STILL BELIEVE THAT A FAMILY UNIT EXISTS AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WHEN PARENTS REALIZE THAT IT WILL CUT DOWN ON THE COURT INTERVENTION, PARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THEIR CHILD. THE CHILD SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A PAWN OR AN OBJECT IN A DIVORCE CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Koplen/Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Dona Knowles/Parent; :19
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OUT Q=divorce case.
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VO-NAT


Donna Knowles reminded the crowd of success stories.
Knowles and her former spouse have worked out a positive arrangement which she says has helped her young daughter become a well adjusted child.
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55Common-Sense


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


With the stock market continuing to set new highs, a number of NEW investors are trying out Wall Street.
In this week's Common Sense Len Besthoff points out some simple mistakes beginners can avoid.
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((
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((In this week's edition of Common Sense, George Brammer with A-G Edwards will tell us why you shouldn't try to time the market when you make an investment.))
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: TIMING THE MARKET IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT EVEN FOR A PROFESSIONAL JUMPING IN AND OUT OF THE MARKET CAN BE VERY COSTLY. MOST BEGINNERS SHOULD START WITH A CORE GROUP OF STOCKS OR MUTUAL FUNDS THAT THEY INTEND TO HOLD FOR THE LONG TERM, BUY GOOD COMPANIES AND HOLD THEM. IF THE COMPANIES ARE GROWING, YOU'RE NET WORTH WILL GROW RIGHT ALONG WITH THEM. TIMING THE MARKET CAN BE VERY FRUSTRATING AND I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY SKILLED MAKE MONEY AT TIMING THE MARKET, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE NOVICE OR THE BEGINNING INVESTOR SHOULD AVOID.))
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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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55Snake-Loose


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke convenience store got a little attention last night when an unwanted customer showed up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A seven foot snake was spotted "E-Z-N" on Brandon Avenue and police were called to the scene.
A crowd gathered and watched the snake for more than twenty minutes as it slithered around the exterior of the convenience store.
A police officer was able to corral the snake into a trash can.
An animal control officer arrived later-- he took the snake to the S-P-C-A.
Police say the snake is probably an escaped pet.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

55Lost-Bear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Hours before that, dispatchers received several calls that a black bear was spotted near the Days Inn on Orange Avenue.
Officers chased the 100 pound bear for about 40 minutes before cornering it in a wooded area on First Street.
Then Animal Control officers tranquilized it with a gun.
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SOT 11:40:30
IN Q=WE HAVE IT

((SGT. M.C. BROWN/ROANOKE POLICE: WE HAVE IT MAINLY IN THE WINTER TIME WHEN THERE'S LESS FOOD IN THE MOUNTAINS. IT'S PRETTY RARE TO SEE THEM IN THE SUMMER IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA.))
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RUNS=:09
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VO-NAT


No one was injured during the incident.
Brown says the bear will be released back into the national forest.
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55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Tonight, expect temperatures to be in the low t mid 60s.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will start off sunny, with clouds moving in - expect showers and thunderstorm in the aftenroon.
Highs should be in the upper 80s.

8Clifton-Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Drowning


Clifton Forge Police are investigating a drowning that was reported yesterday.
Police say it happened in a creek. No other information is being released at this time.

8Job-Service


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-44
GRAPHIC=None


People with mental and physical disabilities will soon learn job skills from Jackson River Enterprises.
A new satellite operation of the organization will open later this summer in Bath County.
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VO-NAT


Organizers say the mission is to address the needs of individuals and provide the training needed to help them live independently.
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SOT 14:01:54
IN Q=After that job

((DEBBIE ANDERSON/JACKSON RIVER ENTERPRISES: AFTER THAT JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST LEARNS THE JOB THEN THE CLIENT WITH A DISABILITY COMES AND SHE WILL TRAIN THEM. AN INDIVIDUAL IS TRAINED UNTIL THE JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST IS NO LONGER NEEDED.)) ((WE ARE HELPING PROMOTE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY A WORTH WHICH THEY CAN THEN GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY SEEKING A JO AND THEN SPENDING THEIR MONEY ALSO IN THE COMMUNITY. IT'S A JOB CREATION OPPORTUNITY.))
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SUPER=01-Claire Collins/Bath Co. Administrator; :13
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


County officials say Bath has a population of about five- thousand people.
It's estimated that more than 60 could use the services of Jackson River Enterprises.


8Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE# net-d
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City Council is expected to vote on a rental inspection program this afternoon.
City officials, landlords and citizen groups have been working on the program since January.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January;


That's when a house fire killed a woman and four of her grandchildren in rental property in southeast Roanoke.
SUPER=@File;


Gone from the plan are mandatory yearly inspections and 75 dollar fines for landlords who refuse to cooperate.
Landlords also won't have to submit lists of their property-- and property inspections will only occur voluntarily.
Neighboring cities Lynchburg and Salem require rental properties to undergo mandatory yearly inspections.
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8All-America


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-46
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The National Civic League has named Roanoke an All America community.
Ron Jones reports that the "Star City" continues to shine.
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IN Q=THE 47 YEAR OLD
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05
SUPER=@BOWERS; :12
SUPER=@Ron2; :23
SUPER=@Herbert; :43
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News 7

(( The 47-year-old award program recognizes ten communities each year for the innovative way they meet challenges such as crime, racial discord, and joblessness.
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SOT 3:45:52
IN Q=WE'RE GLAD TO

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE'RE GLAD TO BE HOME TO ONE OF THE TEN GREAT CITIES IN AMERICA--ROANOKE, YEAH!!))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=SOUNDS OF CHEERING


A victorious Roanoke delegation arrived home to cheers.
They say projects like the renovation of the Jefferson Center, the Hotel Roanoke and the trash train and transfer station put Roanoke ahead of the rest.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:46:51
IN Q=WE THINK

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE THEME WE TRY TO CONVEY TO OTHER PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION THAT HERE IN ROANOKE WE HAVE A PARTICIPATORY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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SOT 3:48:25
IN Q=cities in the

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MGR: CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES ALONG WITH ROANOKE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS. AND THIS IS A CELEBRATION ABOUT THOSE COMMUNITIES WILLING TO WORK WITH BUSINESS, NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ALONG WITH CITY GOVERNMENT.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=WITH CITY GOVERNMENT

))
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VO-NAT


Ron Jones, News 7))
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Anchor=Melanie
SS=None


This is the fifth time Roanoke has won the award.
Cleveland is the only other city to have been honored as many times.
The 10 winners were chosen from 30 finalists, including Westminster California; New Orleans; Buffalo; and Hartsville South Carolina.

8Torch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Virginians will get a taste of the summer olympics this week.
The Olympic torch will pass through the Commonwealth on its way to the summer games in Atlanta.
More than 200 people have been selected to carry the flame through the state on Friday and Saturday.

8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 80s. Tonight, expect temperatures to be in the low t mid 60s.