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7VMI-Beyer

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TAPE# 96-51
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A Supreme Court decision could come today concerning V-M-I'S all male policy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


The battle over V-M-I's single- sex policy has been going on since 1989.
The state- supported school created a program for female cadets called V-WIL at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says the state will abide by the court's decision.
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SOT 10:10:06
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK WE'LL JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY. I HAVE SUPPORTED V-M-I AND SUPPORTED THE MARY BALDWIN PROGRAM, BUT I'M ALSO READY TO OBEY THE LAW, WHATEVER THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES THAT IS.))
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Both schools have scheduled news conferences this afternoon.
V-M-I has been all- male for more than 150 years.
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


Mary Baldwin's a military program was established for women as an alternative to V-M-I.
A lower court ruled that was acceptable, but the Justice Department carried the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
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If the decision is handed down this morning, we will have extensive coverage on NEWS-7 at NOON, FIVE, Six and 11.

7File-Flooding


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Just a year ago, flooding submerged much of our viewing area...from Lynchburg, to the community of Garden City, as well as Rockbridge County.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./June 23, 1995;


Rising waters washed out roads, threatened homes and forced many evacuations.
In some areas, rain fell at the rate of three inches per hour.
Governor Allen declared a state of emergency for most of Virginia.
One of the hardest hit areas was Rockbridge County.
And as Denise Allen reports -- for two families there, it's more than just water under the bridge.
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7Rockbridge-Bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-54

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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Higgins/Rockbridge Co. Engineer; :11
SUPER=04-September 1995; :21
SUPER=07-Daisy Hall; :36
SUPER=01-Thomas Spencer/Ramsey's Attorney; 1:14
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:23
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(( This is a tale of two bridges.
One in dis-repair.
The other an historic steel truss bridge transplanted from Collierstown to private property over the South River.
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SOT tape 1 11:27:44
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((TOM HIGGINS/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY ENGINEER: THIS IS A ONE LANE BRIDGE THAT'S WHY THIS ONE WAS REPLACED SO A WIDER ONE COULD BE PUT IN AND THERE JUST AREN'T MANY OF THEM LEFT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF TRAFFIC TODAY.))
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Last year flood waters nearly washed away the bridge two families used to get to their homes.
The Ramseys and the Halls looked to the federal disaster authorities for financial aid.
A state representative told Daisy Hall to look for an out of service state bridge as a replacement.
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SOT tape 1 11:37:40
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((DAISY HALL: THAT WAS HIS SUGGESTION. THE BEST WAY FOR US TO GO IS FIND AN OLD VDOT BRIDGE SO THAT'S WHAT WE STARTED LOOKING INTO.))
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Both the Halls and Ramseys received a federal grant to pay for a new bridge.
But the two families couldn't agree on how to spend the money and the Ramseys filed suit against the Halls.
The Ramsey's attorney says the trouble started before the flood.
He says this suit concerns well water rights and property right-of-way.
The Halls, with the help of three other property owners have put in this one lane bridge.
The Ramseys' attorney says his clients have been unable to build a bridge of their own.
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SOT tape 2 13:52:52
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((SPENCER/RAMSEY'S ATTORNEY: THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO SINCE FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR. BUT EVERY MOVE THEY MAKE THEY GET STYMIED BY SOME ACTION TAKEN BY SOMEONE.))
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The Hall's attorney says his clients have filed a counter suit to protect themselves.
He declined to talk on camera saying he hopes this matter can be resolved out of court.
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SOT 13:53:48
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((THOMAS SPENCER: IT WOULD BE MY HOPE THAT THESE PEOPLE WOULD SIT DOWN AND TALK TO EACH OTHER AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO LIVE NEXT DOOR AND A WAY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC ROAD.))
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As it stands now the muddy waters under these bridges won't be cleared until these two parties meet in court this September.
Denise Allen News 7.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Your Monday is going to start off mostly sunny.
Clouds will move in this afternoon, with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms.
These storms may produce gusty winds and hail.
Temperatures will be in the upper 80s.


55Pitts-Fatal


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A Martinsville man was killed yesterday in a single vehicle accident.
State Police say 38-year old Ricky Alexander Rudd died on Route 8-32 in Pittsylvania County at about 4:30.
Rudd was traveling west when he lost control of his vehicle and it overturned.
Police say he died instantly.

55Women-Candidates


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TAPE# 96-53
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The number of men running for public office outweights the number of women.
So a group called "Make Women Count," along with a Richmond law firm are giving political advice to some Virginia women.
The second annual "Women in the Running" conference was held in Williamsburg over the weekend.
It teaches the fundamentals of successful campaigning to potential women candidates of any political affiliation.
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IN Q=In 1994

((CLAUDIA SALOMON/WOMEN IN THE RUNNING: IN 1994, WE WERE RANKED 43RD IN THE NATION IN PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN. IN 1995, WE WERE RANKED 36TH. AFTER THE 1995 ELECTION HOWEVER, WE'RE NOW RANKED 37TH. AND WE'RE 15- PERCENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. WOMEN MAKE UP 15- PERCENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THAT'S COMPARED TO 21- PERCENT NATIONALLY. BUT OUR NUMBERS HAVE REALLY INCREASED.))
SUPER=01-Claudia Salomon/Women in the Running;
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SUPER=@file;


In 1995, three women were newly elected to the Senate and two to the House.
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55Common-Sense


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With the stocks and mutual funds hitting new highs all the time, a lot of people may be "pushing the envelope" a bit when it comes to choosing investments.
In this week's Common Sense, Len Besthoff says think twice before making a risky move.
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SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards; :20
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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 about how you shouldn't make unreal expectations about your investments even though the market is doing so well right now.))
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SOT 16:22:37
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: THE MARKET HAS BEEN EXTREMELY STRONG AND VERY ACTIVE AND WE'VE SEEN SOME STOCKS COME TO MARKET AT TEN DOLLARS A SHARE AND THE NEXT DAY BE UP 20, 30, 40 PERCENT. THAT'S UNREALISTIC TO EXPECT ON A REGULAR BASIS. IF YOU CAN INVEST YOUR MONEY FOR THE LONG TERM AND GET A RETURN OF 12 TO 14 PERCENT ON CONSERVATIVE STOCKS, YOU'RE DOING VERY WELL. HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. IT'S WHEN PEOPLE GET UNREALISTIC AND SHOOT FOR THE MOON THAT THEY GET IN TROUBLE.))
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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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55Radio


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-49
GRAPHIC=None


Ham radio operators can often be lifesavers in the midst of natural disasters.
Every year, these HAMS, head to remote locations to practice their emergency communication skills...
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;

for their Field Day.
The Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club set up their portable equipment Friday.
Competition began Saturday afternoon.
Club members had 24 hours to make as many contacts as possible with other clubs throughout the country.
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SOT
IN Q=it's the only

((DON ALDRIDGE.ROANOKE VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: IT'S THE ONLY TIME WE REALLY GET OUT HERE AND SET UP A GENERATOR AND RUN CABLES AND SET UP PORTABLE ANTENNAE AND BRING OUT THE RIGS. NORMALLY WHEN WE OPERATE IT'S WITH LITTLE HAND HELD UNITS AT LOCAL EVENTS LIKE WALK-A-THONS AND SUCH.))
SUPER=01-Don Aldridge/Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club;
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The club making the most connections wins the contest.
Last year the Roanoke Valley club placed second in the state.
This year they beleive they could've set a personal record-- by the end of the competition they expected to make more than two-thousand contacts.
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55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Your Monday is going to start off partly sunny.
Clouds will move in this afternoon, with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms.
These storms may produce lightning, gusty winds and hail.
Temperatures will be in the upper 80s.
Tomorrow, more sunshine with highs in the mid 80s. More rain is in the forecast Wednesday through Friday.


8Supreme-Court


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-51
GRAPHIC=VMI


All eyes will be on Lexington today as the U-S Supreme Court is expected to rule on Virginia Military Institute's all-male policy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


The battle over V-M-I's single- sex policy has been going on since 1989.
The state- supported school created a program for female cadets called V-WIL at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says the state will abide by the court's decision.
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SOT 10:10:06
IN Q=I think we'll

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK WE'LL JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY. I HAVE SUPPORTED V-M-I AND SUPPORTED THE MARY BALDWIN PROGRAM, BUT I'M ALSO READY TO OBEY THE LAW, WHATEVER THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES THAT IS.))
SUPER=@Beyer; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=decides that is.
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VO-NAT


Both schools have scheduled news conferences this afternoon.
V-M-I has been all-male for more than 150 years.
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


Mary Baldwin set up a military program for women as an alternative to V-M-I.
A lower court ruled that was acceptable, but the Justice Department carried the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


If the decision is issued today, we will have extensive coverage on NEWS-7 at Noon, FIVE, Six and 11.

8File-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Just a year ago, much of the Commonwealth was under a state of emergency.
From Lynchburg, to the community of Garden City, as well as Rockbridge County,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./June 23, 1995;

flooding washed out roads, threatened homes, and forced many evacuations.
In some areas rain fell at the rate of three inches per hour.
One of the hardest hit areas was Rockbridge County, and the lives of some families there are just now starting to return to normal.
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8Bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#edit of 96-54

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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-September 1995;


The flood waters washed away the bridge the Ramseys and Hall families used to travel to their homes.
Both families looked to the federal disaster authorities for financial aid.
Then a state engineer told Daisy Hall that a state bridge no longer in service would be used as a replacement.
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SOT
IN Q=that was his

((DAISY HALL: THAT WAS HIS SUGGESTION. THE BEST WAY FOR US TO GO IS FIND AN OLD VDOT BRIDGE SO THAT'S WHAT WE STARTED LOOKING INTO.))
SUPER=07-Daisy Hall;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=LOOKING INTO
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VO-NAT


The Halls and Ramseys received a federal grant to pay for a new bridge.
But the two families couldn't agree on how to spend the money-- so the Ramseys filed suit against the Halls.
The Ramsey's attorney says the trouble started BEFORE the flood.
Thes suit concerns well-water rights and property right-of-way.
The Halls, with the help of three other land owners have built a one lane bridge.
The Ramseys' attorney says his clients have been unable to build a bridge of their own.
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SOT 13:53:48
IN Q=IT WOULD BE

((THOMAS SPENCER: IT WOULD BE MY HOPE THAT THESE PEOPLE WOULD SIT DOWN AND TALK TO EACH OTHER AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO LIVE NEXT DOOR AND A WAY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC ROAD.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Spencer/Ramseys' Attorney;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=THE PUBLIC ROAD
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VO-NAT


The Hall's attorney says his clients have filed a counter suit.
Unless something is settled earlier, the two parties have a September court date.
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8Academy-Tour


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-52
GRAPHIC=None


The stage is set for the Academy of Music Theater's restoration campaign.
And now, one state legislator is lending his expertise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;


State senator Steve Newman recently got his first real glimpse of the inside of the 90- year- old structure.
Newman says the Academy is a "gold mine" --and deserves support from across the state.
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SOT 10:42:35
IN Q=The state is

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THE STATE IS INTERESTED NOT ONLY IN THE ARTS BUT ALSO THE HISTORY AND PRESERVATION, SUSAN ALLEN CERTAINLY HAS BEEN TREMENDOUSLY INVOLVED IN THOSE THINGS, BUT ALSO OCCASIONALLY FINANCIALLY. YOU NEVER WANT TO PROMISE THOSE THINGS BUT WE'VE GOT SOME MONEY FOR D- DAY AND POPLAR FOREST AND OTHER THINGS AND IF EVER A STRUCTURE DESERVED SOME SUPPORT FROM ALL OF THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THE STATE, THIS PROBABLY WOULD QUALIFY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
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OUT Q=probably would qualify.
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A benefit magic show will be held at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg Friday.
All proceeds will help with the renovation of the Academy theater.
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8Weather


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TAPE#
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to start off partly sunny.
Clouds will move in this afternoon, with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms.
Gusty winds and hail are possible.
Temperatures will be in the upper 80s.