06:00-01

HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


Exclusive video of fatal Army helicopter crash that left several soldiers dead.
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And Dr. Jack Kevorkian has attended his second suicide of the week.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


And Larry Dowdy is horsing around this morning in Salem.
A look at those famous Clydesdales appearing this week at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.

Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Soering


Convicted murderer Jens Soering will have another day in court.
The state Supreme Court wants to know whether prosecutors withheld evidence that could have cleared him.
Bedford County authorities say this is just a step in the legal process that began ten years ago with the indictments of Jens Soering and his girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


Haysom pleaded guilty as an accessory to the murder of her parents and is serving a 90- year prison term.
Soering was sentenced to two life terms for stabbing to death Derek and Nancy Haysom.
Although he initially confessed to the crime, Soering later claimed someone else committed the murders.
Now he says prosecutors tried to hide evidence that could have supported that claim.
That's a charge investigators vigorously deny.
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IN Q=And all of

((SGT. RICKY GARDNER/HAYSOM MURDER INVESTIGATOR: AND ALL OF THE DOCUMENTATION THAT WE HAD THAT WAS EXCULPATORY AND A LOT OF THE STUFF THAT WASN'T EXCULPATORY WAS TURNED OVER TO THE DEFENSE IN THIS CASE, IT WAS VOLUMES, VOLUMES OF DOCUMENTATION AND PAPERWORK, AND I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THE APPEAL WILL BE DENIED.))
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OUT Q=appeal will be denied.
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SS=soering


The Supreme Court denied every other issue Soering raised in his appeal.
Judge William Sweeney will set a court date for the evidence hearing within a couple of weeks.

CHOPPER-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=CHOPPER CRASH


Nine soldiers remain in critical condition following Wednesday's collision of two Army helicopters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Campbell, KY;


It was supposed to be a drill.
A mock up of a downed helicopter, complete with a distress signal and an injured crewman.
But in a horrifying split second, as this exclusive video shows, the rotors collide and the two helicopters and crash to the earth.
Watching in slow motion it appears as though the blackhawk on the left committed the fatal error.
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SOT
IN Q=

((ROBERT ROPELEWSKI: HE'S TRYING TO SLOW DOWN AND AS HE DOES AND HE'S PROBABLY WATCHING THAT SPOT ON THE GROUND WHERE HE WANTS TO STOP, HE'S JUST DRIFTED A LITTLE BIT TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT INTO THAT SECOND HELICOPTER ON THE RIGHT. ))
SUPER=02-Robert Ropelewski/Pilot;
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OUT Q=on the right.
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VO-NAT


In all, 30 people were injured in the crash yesterday.
Six soldiers died.
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Phillips


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of 96-52
GRAPHIC=Phillips, Jim


If you are driving through Iron Gate in the near future, you won't be seeing officer Jim Phillips anymore....
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Iron Gate/Last Night;


Last night Town council voted to eliminate the police officer's position.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


This comes amid controversy surrounding Phillips' performance....forcing his resignation.
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((OTIS PAYNE/IRON GATE MAYOR: I WOULD SAY THIS. IF HE HADN'T RESIGNED THE CONSENSUS AMONG COUNCIL PEOPLE THAT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED OR DISMISSED.))
SUPER=01-Otis Payne/Iron Gate Mayor; RUNS=:08
OUT Q=fired or dismissed.
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VO-NAT


Phillips' resignation comes with some controversy.
The officer was put on administrative leave in March after his reckless driving conviction.
A judge ruled Phillips endangered the public during a police chase.
The county and state police will pick up the slack left by the job elimination.
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SOT 20:42:54
IN Q=We hope this

((LETHIA FISHER/IRON GATE MAYOR-ELECT: WE HOPE THIS WORKS OUT FINE. OUR CHARTER GIVES US ENOUGH LATITUDE TO PROVIDE POLICE PROTECTION THROUGH THE COUNTY. WE HOPE THIS WORKS WELL. IF IT DOESN'T THEN WE'LL HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER SOLUTION. ))
SUPER=01-Lethia Fisher/Iron Gate Mayor-Elect;
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OUT Q=another solution.
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VO-NAT


Phillips will remain a town employee until July 31st.
The town of Iron Gate has had a police officer since its charter in the 1940s.
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fbi-files


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The list of questions in the F-B-I file controversy is getting longer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


A Secret Service official told a Senate Committee yesterday he has no idea why the Clinton White house improperly obtained more than 400 background files mostly on key Republicans.
The Senate panel also heard from some of the former Reagan and Bush staffers who's files wound up with the Clinton administration.
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SOT
IN Q=i was taken

(( MARY KATE CARROLL, FORMER WHITE PERSONEL STAFFER: I WAS TAKEN...I JUST WANT TO SAY, FBI TOOK ME INTO PRIVATE ROOM, GAVE VERY PERSONAL INFORMATION, TOLD IN PRIVATE, I'M DEEPLY OFFENDED." ))
SUPER=01-Mary Kate Carroll/Former White House Personnel;
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OUT Q= THAT IT HAS NOT.
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VO-NAT


The White House says it was a bureaucratic mixup.
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Dinosaurs


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Researchers believe a duckbilled dinosaur laid her eggs in China's Yellow River Basin more than 70 million years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Now they've made their way to Blacksburg, where the eggs underwent a C-T scan at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Close scrutiny indicated the fossilized eggs had most likely hatched.
Researchers had hoped to find at least one fossilized embryo for further study.
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IN Q=

((DR. BILL GREENBERG/VA. TECH PROFESSOR: UNLESS YOU COULD SEE THE EMBRYO'S STRUCTURE VERY CLEARLY, YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHAT SPECIES OF DINOSAUR IT WAS. AND OF COURSE BY STUDYING THE EMBRYO'S STRUCTURE YOU ALSO FIND OUT A LOT ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF DINOSAURS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Greenberg/Va. Tech Professor;
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VO-NAT


The eggs were found in China and exported several years ago to a group of paleontologists in Colorado.
The eggs will soon be on display at Virginia Tech.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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Time now for sports, and some time off the roster for Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Junior.
Mike Stevens has that story and more.
Good morning Mike.
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IN Q=and good morning
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=see you there.


One-Larry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Lovell Stables
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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is building to the Grand Prix this weekend.
Riders and stables from all across the Eastern United States, are represented.
This morning, Larry Dowdy visits one of the stables, to show us life on the road.
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IN Q=Here at the Roanoke Valley...
SUPER=12-Salem; :00
SUPER=13-Cash Lovell/Cash Lovell Stables; :24
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OUT Q=yeh, there you go.
LIVE=Beth/Full


KEVORKIAN


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Doctor Jack Kevorkian has done it again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


His lawyers says he attended the death of an Ohio woman last night.
The woman reportedly suffered with a painful neurological disease.
It's the 31st suicide attended by the controversial assisted suicide advocate and his third in the last two weeks.
Kevorkian has been acquitted three times of assisted suicide charges.
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Cranwell


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NEWSCAST=am
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TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal


Earlier this week a Chesterfield County woman became the first Virginian to turn to Jack Kevorkian for fatal assistance this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 13;


Now, Republicans are pointing out to reporters that it was House Democrats who blocked a bill this year making physician-assisted suicide a class six felony.
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SOT 23:05:32
IN Q=This bill

((DEL. BILL MIMS/R-LEESBURG: THIS BILL DEALS WITH ASSISTED SUICIDE, MERCY KILLING. THOSE THINGS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS ACT. THE REASON WHY THIS BILL IS NECESSARY IS THAT THERE IS A GROWING MOVEMENT NATIONWIDE TOWARDS ASSISTED SUICIDE.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME THAT WE CANNOT GET ANY CONSENSUS ON THIS, SO THIS BILL NEEDS TO GO BACK TO COMMITTEE WHERE WE CAN HAVE YEAR TO SORT THESE EIGHT, OR NINE, OR TEN AMENDMENTS, WHATEVER THEY MIGHT BE OUT.))
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OUT Q=might be out.
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VO-NAT


The bill was in its second year of consideration in Richmond.
It was referred again to Dick Cranwell's sub-committee on a party line vote at the hands of Democrats.
There is currently NO law specific to physician-assisted suicide in Virginia.
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Nurses


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Rural Health Care


Radford University is looking for students with a commitment to rural health care.
A federal grant will get the masters program started for a new family nurse practitioners program this fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Radford research found the early death rate is 33 percent higher in Southwest Virginia than the rest of the state, due to limited access to care in rural areas.
The university hopes to change that by educating nurse practitioners.
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((JANET BOETTCHER/RU SCHOOL OF NURSING: FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONERS THAT ARE EDUCATED IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND ARE FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL PROBABLY STAY AND PRACTICE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, AND THEY WILL BE IN THE COMMUNITY SO THEY CAN BE THERE TO DO THIS EARLY DETECTION, EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND EARLY TREATMENT.))
SUPER=01-Janet Boettcher/RU School of Nursing;
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OUT Q=and early treatment.
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SS=Rural Health Care


Nurse practitioners are trained to diagnose minor illnesses and even treat them with prescriptions.
They may order and analyze lab tests, and make referrals for specialized care.


Parental-Contract


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Roanoke County Schools learned a lesson the hard way...when it comes to requirng parents sign an agreement with their child's school.
A lawsuit settled with the Roanoke Conduct School Board changes that.
Last September Thomas and Delores Whitt took legal action against a state law that made them sign an agreement called the "Parental Responsibility Contract."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The contract forced guardians to cooperate with school officials in disciplining their children.
If they did not they'd face a 50-dollar fine.
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((DON HUFFMAN/ATTORNEY: WE GOT CALLS FROM ALMOST A HUNDRED PARENTS ACROSS THE STATE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS VERY THING. SO IT WASN'T JUST THE WHITTS. THEY WERE THE PEOPLE OUT IN FRONT FOR IT. BUT THERE WERE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAD SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT THE VALIDITY AND CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE ACT. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=education


A new law asks parents to acknowledge receiving the school conduct code.
But there's no fine if they don't.

Averett


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WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Education


Students and teachers at one Danville elementary school will be part of a "teachers in training" program when they return in the fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


A-verett College and Danville Public Schools have formed an education partnership.
Under the plan, students from Averett's education program will work with teachers at Forest Hills elementary.
The program will offer college students and teachers the chance for specialized training in technology, student assessment and other areas.
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IN Q=If there's

((DR. FRANK R. CAMPBELL/AVERETT COLLEGE PRESIDENT:IF EVER THERE'S BEEN A PROGRAM THAT'S WIN, WIN FOR A COMMUNITY AND FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS, AND FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, IT'S THIS ONE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Frank R. Campbell/Averett College President; :00
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OUT Q=it's this one.
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VO-NAT


15 students from Averett's teacher education program will take part in the project beginning this fall.
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2-Scores


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NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=amo
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On to Sports-- Houston shares the Central lead with the Caridnals after beating the Dodgers last night--
For that score and others from the ballpark, let's check out the boards.
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SUPER=91-Baltimore/==3/Texas/==2//Cleveland/==5/Boston/==4;
SUPER=91-Minnesota/==7/Detroit/==3//Seattle/==8/Chicago/==5;
SUPER=91-California/=10/Milwaukee/==3//Toronto/==1/Oakland/==0;
SUPER=92-Chicago/==3/San Diego/==2//Montreal/==8/ St. Louis/==3;
SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==5/NY Mets/==3//Houston/==4/Los Angeles/==2;
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out=LOS ANGELES.


Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Clydesdale II
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Not only will the Roanoke Valley Horse Show offer some of the most beautiful horses anywhere, but tonight you'll get a chance to see the Clydesdales again.
As you might expect, Larry Dowdy is horsing around with the best of the gentle giants.
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SOT
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SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Bob Detweiler/Driver; :16
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OUT Q=those beautiful Clydesdales.
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2headlines


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=mel
TAPE#news heads
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


The state Supreme court looks into whether prosecutors withheld evidence that could have cleared convicted murdere Jens Soering.
Soering was found guilty six years ago in the stabbing deaths of his girlfriends parents.
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VO-NAT


The California Supreme Court has dealt a crippling blow to the state's ``three strikes'' law.
It says judges don't have to impose life sentences on repeat criminals if they think the punishment is too harsh.
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VO-NAT


And after spending the night at the White House the Olympic torch heads to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate today.
The flame's 15-thousand mile cross-country journey to Atlanta and the 1996 Olympic Games ends next month.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday June 21st.
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jens


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=Soering


The state Supreme Court is now asking whether prosecutors withheld evidence that could have cleared convicted murderer (Yenz SIR-ing) Jens Soering.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


(SIR-ing) Soering was found guilty in 1990 of the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend's parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, in Bedford County.
Elizabeth Haysom pleaded guilty as an accessory and is serving a 90-year prison term.
(SIR-ing) is appealing HIS conviction, claiming investigators never told defense attorneys about other suspects who could have committed the crimes.
But lead investigator Ricky Gardner says (SIR-ing) Soering's attorneys got everything they were entitled to.
As far as Gardner is concerned, the real killers are already in jail.
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IN Q=Everything was

((SGT. RICKY GARDNER/HAYSOM MURDERS INVESTIGATOR: EVERYTHING WAS DOCUMENTED, WE HAVE DOCUMENTATION TO BACK UP EVERYTHING THAT WE DID IN THE CASE FROM THE FORENSIC ASPECTS OF THE CASE TO THE INTERVIEWS OF WITNESSES, ANY SUSPECTS THAT WE DID HAVE AT THE TIME UP UNTIL THE TIME THAT THEY WERE INDICTED. I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT EVERYTHING THAT WE DID WAS ABOVE BOARD AND EVERYTHING THAT THE DEFENSE WAS ENTITLED TO THEY RECEIVED.))
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OUT Q=entitled to they received.
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VO-NAT


Bedford Circuit Court Judge William Sweeney will set a date for the appeal hearing within the next couple of weeks.
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helicopter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=CHOPPER CRASH


Nine soldiers remain in critical condition following Wednesday's collision of two Army helicopters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Campbell, KY;


It was supposed to be a drill.
A mock up of a downed helicopter, complete with a distress signal and injured crewmen.
But in a horrifying split second, as this exclusive video shows, the rotors collide and the two helicopters crash to the ground.
Watching in slow motion it appears as though the blackhawk on the left committed the fatal error.
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SOT
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((ROBERT ROPELEWSKI: HE'S TRYING TO SLOW DOWN AND AS HE DOES AND HE'S PROBABLY WATCHING THAT SPOT ON THE GROUND WHERE HE WANTS TO STOP, HE'S JUST DRIFTED A LITTLE BIT TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT INTO THAT SECOND HELICOPTER ON THE RIGHT. ))
SUPER=02-Robert Ropelewski/Pilot;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on the right.
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VO-NAT


In all, 30 people were injured in the crash yesterday.
Six soldiers died.
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MN-SHOOTING


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NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
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Five people are reported dead in a shooting in Minnesota.


Authorities say the late night shooting started as a land dispute between two homes.
Neighbors say an elderly man lived in one house and a family lived in the other.
Police describe the incident as a murder-suicide.

Iron-Gate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-52
GRAPHIC=Phillips, Jim


Ever since the 1940's the town of Iron Gate has had its own police officer.
But now the town says it isn't interested in keeping the position...leading to the resignation of current officer Jim Phillips.
Jay Moore reports.
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IN Q=The next time
SUPER=03-Iron Gate/File Tape; :05 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Otis Payne/Iron Gate Mayor; :16
SUPER=@Jay1; :25 Screen Right!!
SUPER=01-Lethia Fisher/Iron Gate Mayor-Elect; :56
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OUT Q=Jay Moore News 7

(( The next time drivers in Iron Gate hear this sound....
It won't be coming from the patrol car driven by officer Jim Phillips.
That's because town council has eliminated his job.
Council worked out a deal with Phillips ... leading to his resignation.
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((OTIS PAYNE/IRON GATE MAYOR: I WOULD SAY THIS. IF HE HADN'T RESIGNED THE CONSENSUS AMONG COUNCIL PEOPLE THAT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED OR DISMISSED.))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: PHILLIPS DIDN'T ATTEND THE MEETING. BUT IN A LETTER TO COUNCIL HE SAYS HE'S ALWAYS BEEN PROFESSIONAL AND FAIR AND HOPE SOME GOOD WILL COME WITH THE TIME HE HAS SPENT WITH CITIZENS.))
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OUT Q=spent with citizens.


Payne says he's had a number of problems with Phillips.
The sargent was put on administrative leave in March after his reckless driving conviction.
A judge ruled Phillips endangered the public during a police chase.
Phillips will be payed sick, comp, and vacation time up to the point he was put on leave.
And who will now patrol the area?
The mayor- elect says the county and state police will pick up the slack left by Phillips' absence.
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SOT 20:42:54
IN Q=We hope this

((LETHIA FISHER/IRON GATE MAYOR-ELECT: WE HOPE THIS WORKS OUT FINE. OUR CHARTER GIVES US ENOUGH LATITUDE TO PROVIDE POLICE PROTECTION THROUGH THE COUNTY. WE HOPE THIS WORKS WELL. IF IT DOESN'T THEN WE'LL HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER SOLUTION. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=another solution.


Technically, Phillips will be employed by the town until July 31st while he finishes up some out of town police training.
But he will remain on administrative leave without pay and without legal authority.
In Iron Gate, Jay Moore, News 7.))

TORCH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=olympics


The Olympic torch moves through Virginia today.
The schedule calls for the Olympic torch to cross the Potomac River into the Commonwealth this morning.
Some segments of the trip will be by motorcade, bicycle or motorcycle with runners handling the rest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


President Clinton welcomed the Olympic torch to the White House Grounds yesterday.
The flame is on a 15-thousand mile, 84 day cross country journey on its way to Atlanta and the opening day ceremonies for the 19-96 summer olympics.
The flame is expected to arrive in Atlanta July 19th.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


In sports -- the NBA champion Chicago Bulls will return next year with the same man at the helm-- here's Mike Stevens with that report.
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OUT Q=weekend everybody

Birthdays
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out= back to you.


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Groom
GRAPHIC=noon
(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back to...
SUPER=12-Salem; :00
SUPER=13-Chris Cameron/Groom; :20
RUNS=2:35
OUT Q=more news 7 mornin.
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Filegate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=AM
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=NONE


There are still more questions than answers in the F-B-I file controversy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


A Secret Service official told a Senate Committee yesterday he has no idea why the Clinton White house improperly obtained more than 400 background files mostly on key Republicans.
The Senate panel also heard from some of the former Regean and Bush staffers who's files wound up with the Clinton administration.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( MARY KATE CARROLL, FORMER WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEE: I JUST WANT TO SAY, FBI TOOK ME INTO PRIVATE ROOM, GAVE VERY PERSONAL INFORMATION, TOLD IN PRIVATE, I'M DEEPLY OFFENDED... THAT IT HAS NOT ))
SUPER=01-Mary Kate Carroll/Former White House Employee;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=THAT IT HAS NOT.
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VO-NAT


The White House has suggested a lower-level staffer was relying on an outdated Secret Service list when he made his request to the F-B-I.
But a Secret Service official says the agency updates its lists at least monthly.
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ca-law


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gavel scales


California's Supreme Court says three strikes doesn't necessarily mean you're out.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday the court struck down a major part of the state's tough sentencing law ruling judges may reject a life sentence even for felons with a third conviction for violent crimes.
That decision could affect thousands of cases prosecuted under the 19-94 law.
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5-Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-23
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Perhaps the most infamous murder case and trial in our area is being scrutinized.
Now six years after he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend's parents, Jens Soering will get yet another day in court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The state Supreme Court has granted Soering a hearing to determine if prosecutors withheld evidence in his 1990 trial.
Soering claims that evidence could clear him of the crime.
He was sentenced to two life terms for the 1985 murders of Derrick and Nancy Haysom.
The Haysom's daughter Elizabeth is currently serving a 90 year term for her part in the crime.
Bedford Circuit Court Judge William Sweeney will set a hearing date for Soering's appeal within the next few weeks.
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Hurwitz


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Washington D-C doctor who specializes in chronic pain may lose his license to practice in Virginia.
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VO-NAT


In a hearing before the State Board of Medicine, William Hurwitz is accused of over-prescribing narcotics to pain patients.
This patient of the doctor takes some 50 painkillers a day-- combinations that would usually cause at least addiction, or disorientation-- but with chronic pain patients, that's often NOT the case.
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SOT 3:14:20
IN Q=If it takes

((DR. WILLIAM HURWITZ:IF IT TAKES ONE PILL OR IT TAKES 100 PILLS OR IT TAKES, 1,000 PILLS, THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES. ))
SUPER=07-Dr. William Hurwitz; :00 QUICK
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=what it takes.
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VO-NAT


Some say it's that kind of talk that's getting Dr. Hurwitz in trouble.
That, and the fact that two of his patients-- a 37 year-old woman, and a 36-year old man, died-- possibly because of his treatment.
Hurwitz does have the support of some of the top pain specialists in the country-- who agree chronic pain patients build up tolerance, and require stonger doses to relieve pain.
The hearing continues later today in Richmond.
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Greenways


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=JoeD
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The Commonwealth Transportation Board has set aside almost a quarter of a million dollars for a Roanoke greenway.
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The total was about half of the amount the city requested, but greenway supporters say they're delighted with the news.
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The greenway will provide a seven- mile trail for pedestrians and cyclists, stretching from the city market along the Roanoke River to Mill Mountain.
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IN Q=We see lots of people

((JOHN MARLLES/ROANOKE PLANNING DIRECTOR: WE SEE LOTS OF PEOPLE COMING OUT OF THE HOTEL ROANOKE IN DOWNTOWN THAT WANT TO JOG OR RIDE A BIKE. THIS IS GOING TO GIVE THEM A PATH TO DO THAT IN. WE THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT RESIDENT OF ROANOKE ARE REALLY GOING TO ENJOY ONCE THEY SEE IT.))
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OUT Q=once they see it.
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The Transportation Board also earmarked federal funds for the Uptown Rail Trail in Martinsville, and The Draper Mountain Overlook and Wayside in Pulaski County.

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Time for Sports-- the Cleveland Indians widen the gap with a five game lead ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central division...
Last night they snuck up on Boston.
Let's go to the boards for all the scores from the diamond.
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SUPER=91-Minnesota/==7/Detroit/==3//Seattle/==8/Chicago/==5;
SUPER=91-California/=10/Milwaukee/==3//Toronto/==1/Oakland/==0;
SUPER=92-Chicago/==3/San Diego/==2//Montreal/==8/ St. Louis/==3;
SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==5/NY Mets/==3//Houston/==4/Los Angeles/==2;

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