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ANCHOR=Keith
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Up Next on W-D-B-J 7, the legal battle is over but another fight may be just beginning. The Supreme Court says VMI must admit women if it wants to continue receiving state money.
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Live=Keith Full/StarLink
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We will have a complete wrapup from Lexington, including reaction from VWIL, the alternative womens military program rejected by the justices as a "pale shadow" of VMI. Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Lynch, Curry and Newman talk about tonight's NBA draft.
Monica Seles bites the dust at Wimbledon,
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And Sugar Bowl star Bryan Still signs a three year contract with the Sam Diego Chargers.
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WX-Head
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The radar is clear for a change and so is the forecast for the rest of the week. A cool night ahead.

Top


ANCHOR=Keith via Starlink
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A 157 year old admissions policy is rejected as the Supreme Court opens the doors of VMI to women.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-
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Allen


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-49
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The Court's decision today also drew reaction from Governor Allen.
He said the military tradition at VMI will continue in spite of the high court's ruling.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/GOVERNOR; WE WANT TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING SINGLE-GENDER COLLEGES AS WE HAVE IN VIRGINIA. IT'S AN OPTION THAT NOT ALL WANT TO TAKE BUT SOME DO AND AGAIN THE MILITARY SCHOOL AND EFFORTS AT VMI NEED TO CONTINUE.))
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Allen also said that VMI will have to pay millions of dollars to construct facilities for the new women cadets.
And, he said the school's "adversarial approach" will have to change as well.
He calls the decision "unfortunate" but says the state will comply.
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VWIL


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-52
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ACLU


ANCHOR=Keith Via Starlink
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WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=VMI Seal


The ruling itself may NOT be a surprise after the tone of January's oral arguments, but the magnitude of agreement shocked those on both sides of the case in Richmond.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with some reaction there.
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Keith, there may be doom and gloom in Lexington and Staunton, but those who fought against what they saw as taxpayer-supported discrimination are ecstatic.
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The ACLU led the fight against the Citadel, and its Virginia attorneys joined the Justice Department in the fight against VMI.
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((KENT WILLIS: FACED WITH VMI, THE SUPREME COURT HAD TO EITHER TURN THE CLOCK BACK ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS BY SAYING WE'RE GONNA ADOPT AN OLD, DISCREDITED PRINCIPLE OF SEPARATE BUT EQUAL. OR IT HAD TO LET IT MOVE FORWARD BY SAYING A PLACE LIKE VMI CANNOT ACCEPT TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS AND DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF GENDER. AND THEY CHOSE OVERWHELMINGLY TO LET THE CLOCK GO FORWARD.))
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On the other hand, VMI alumnus Robert Patterson was the lead attorney in every court below the Supreme Court.
The 7-to-one vote is hard for him to stomach.
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((ROBERT PATTERSON/VMI ATTORNEY & ALUMNUS: QUITE FRANKLY I WAS SURPRISED AT THAT AND IT'S VERY HARD FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND HOW SOME OF THOSE JUSTICES WENT ALONG WITH MRS. GINSBURG'S OPINION.))
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Patterson says he's, quoting now, "proud of the VMI men who've been stalwart in the face of this attack."
But he and many of his attorney/lobbyist/legislator colleagues are keeping a pretty tight lid on their discussions about the feasibility of a privately-supported, all-male VMI.
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In the words of one state official, that would be a real headache to achieve.

Justices


ANCHOR=Keith via Starlink
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


One local Supreme Court expert agrees the V-M-I ruling could signal the end of most gender- based segregation.
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Dr. Barbara Perry recently completed a two- year fellowship with the high court, during which she interviewed all nine sitting justices.
Perry notes that Chief Justice William Rehnquist voted against admitting a man to an all- woman nursing school in 1986, but today SUPPORTED admitting women to V-M-I.
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((DR. BARBARA PERRY/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERT: BUT IT DOES SHOW HOW FAR WE'VE COME. I THINK, AGAIN, IF YOU LOOK AT JUST THE EVOLUTION HERE OF NOW CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST TO HAVE CHANGED HIS VOTE FROM THE HOGAN CASE SOME TEN YEARS AGO TO THIS VOTE, AND THE FACT THAT PERHAPS EVEN HE SEES THAT WE ARE HEADED INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AND THAT INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS THE V.M.I. AND THE CITADEL SIMPLY CANNOT MAINTAIN THIS KIND OF SEGREGATION BASED ON A STEREOTYPE OF WHAT WOMEN CAN OR CANNOT ACCEPT IN AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION.))
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Perry is writing a book on her Supreme Court experiences which will go on sale next year.
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When News 7 at Six returns- Jean Jadhon will be along with the rest of today's news, including a guilty plea in this spring's fatal accident that killed a family from Vinton,
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and a restaurant in Salem is closed after two workers developed Salmonella poisoning. Now here's Robin Reed.
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Allman


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-41
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The man accused of causing a fatal traffic accident while fleeing from Roanoke County police pled guilty.
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21-year old Scott Allman appeared in court and pled guilty to three counts of involuntary manslaughter, and two misdemeanor traffic charges.
Allman is accused of killing a Vinton couple and their infant in April when he struck their car while fleeing from police.
Allman told the judge he's sorry. The prosecution expects he'll do the same during sentencing.
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((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: BY THE TIME THEY COME TO SENTENCING THEY'RE USUALLY CRYING AND UPSET AND THEY'RE SO SORRY AND THEY WISH IT WAS THEM RATHER THAT SOMEONE ELSE. IT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT WE HEAR AT ALL THESE SENTENCING. AND I'D BE SURPRISED IF I HEAR ANYTHING DIFFERENT.))
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Allman will be sentenced in September and faces up to 32 years in prison.
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Barnett


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend in Roanoke over the weekend was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday.
Police believe Aquila Barnett committed not one, but TWO murders.
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Barnett is accused of stalking and fatally shooting his former girlfriend, 23-year old Robin Williams.
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Police suspect Barnett of setting fire last April to the home Williams shared with her boyfriend.
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Meanwhile, Barnett is also facing murder and robbery charges related to the death of a South Carolina man.
The victim's body was discovered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Barnett was arrested at his mother's home, after police got a tip from a family member.

Salmonella


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-54
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An outbreak of salmonella in the area could prove trickier to handle than previous cases because of a critical error by a restaurant employee.
The food borne disease is characterized by severe stomach upset, headaches, and abdominal pain.
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The Hardees on route 419 in Salem closed yesterday after the regional health department discovered two Hardees employees there had contracted salmonella.
To make matters worse, a manager REOPENED the restaurant before getting the okay from health inspectors.
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((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/REGIONAL HEALTH DIRECTOR: APPARENTLY ONE OF THE MANAGERS MISINTERPRETED WHAT WE SAID AND TOOK IT UPON HIS AUTHORITY TO REOPEN THE STORE BEFORE WE HAD FINISHED OUR PROCESS. That's unusual, I'd imagine. RUTLEDGE: IT WAS DISCONCERTING.))
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During the inspection at Hardees, the health department discovered multiple code violations, described as "too many to count".
All workers at the route 419 location are being tested for salmonella poisoning.
If you think you've contracted salmonella, call your doctor, or the Salem Health Department.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=lba
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On Wall Street today, a steep drop in technology stocks forced the market lower.
The DOW lost 36 and a-half points to close at 56-hundred-83.
NASDAQ dropped nearly 20 points.
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Dropped-Baby


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-45
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The regulatory wheels may turn slowly, but they have finally caught up with a Roanoke Memorial Hospital nurse.
A state nursing board panel today recommended a one-year suspension of Helen Marie Doyle's license.
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Doyle was changing a newborn's diaper at the hospital in 1981 when the baby fell from a table.
Seven and a half months later, the infant died.
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The hospital never admitted fault, but did change its policy for handling newborns.
Doyle can still appeal the suspension.

United-Way


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-43
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The United Way of Roanoke Valley's fourth annual Day of Caring was in full swing today.
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About one-thousand volunteers converged on the valley and did more than 4-thousand hours of community service and participated in 130 projects.
One pre-school benefitted from the program as 82 volunteers lent a helping hand.
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((RONNIE SIGMAN/UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER: LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS GOING ON OTHER THAN THE MOSS. WE'VE GOT CLEANING AND PAINTING OF OFFICES AND JUST ABOUT ANYTHING WE CAN GET DONE OUT BACK.))
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((SANDRA CARROLL/GREENVALE SCHOOL EXEC. DIR.: WE'VE WASHED WINDOWS, WE'VE CLEANED BLINDS, WE'VE PAINTED PARKING LOTS, WE'VE MOVED MULCH, WE'VE PLAYED WITH OUR CHILDREN, WE'RE VACUUMING, WE'RE LOADING COMPUTERS. JUST NAME IT. JUST THINGS I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO GET DONE.))
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Volunteers say this year was another success.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, we'll preview tonight's NBA draft as we check in with Lynch, Curry, and Johnny Newman, plus Bryan Still signs,
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and Monica Seles loses at Wimbledon in the second round.
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S-Lynch


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT


The 1996 NBA draft is set for tonight in New Jersey at the Meadowlands.
And without question this is the year of the underclassmen. Three dozen kids are leaving school early to take a shot at becoming a millionaire.
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Among those is former high school phenom Kobe Bryant who is trying to go straight from the prom to what he hopes will be the promised land.
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But Roanoker George Lynch, who stayed in school four years at UNC, says some of these kids are in for a rude awakening.
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S-Newman


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Roy
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John Newman of the Milwaukee bucks is in his 10-th season in the N-B-A. Recently he spoke to some of the players who have left school early to enter the draft.
Newman remembers his draft class 10 years ago and only about 7 of those players including him made it in the N-B-A.
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Newman is back home in Danville conducting his annual basketball camp. We;ll check in with him and the campers tomorrow at six.
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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The Charlotte Hornets who just missed the playoffs this past season, have two picks in the first round of the draft tonight.
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The Hornets have a number of needs mainly at the point and in the middle.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Many folks in the Carolinas are hoping the Hornets use their first pick to select former N.C. State center Todd Fuller.


S-Still


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=NFL


While NBA is drafting, teams in the NFL are doing some signing.
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Virginia Tech's Sugar Bowl hero Bryan Still has signed a three year contract with the San Diego Chargers.
Besides returning a punt for a touchdown in the Sugar BOwl, Still caught six balls for 119 yards and a TD against Texas.
The Chargers traded away their number one pick in 1997 to make sure they signed Still.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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No financial terms of the deal were released.

S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON


The upsets continue at Wimbledon today and now the epidemic has spread to the women's side as Monica Seles is knocked off the grass.
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Seles hadn't played at Wimbledon in four years, and she would last just two matches in her return.
Slovakia's Katarina Studenikova in the far court ousted the tourney's second seed in 3 sets, winning 7-5, 5-7, AND 6-4.
It's the earliest Seles has ever lost in her 18 Grand Slam appearances.
And it was also an rough day for an oldie, who wasn't such a goodie today!
Pam Shriver on match point barely hits the ball on her second serve and strides off the court a bit red faced, and a straight sets loser to fifth seeded Anne Huber.
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